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‘San Andreas’ shakes way to top spot at domestic box office
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was Johnson's biggest debut for a non-sequel as the top-billed actor, according to box office tracker Rentrak.
Wielding needles and wild artistry, these women are leaving their mark on Las Vegas
Wielding needles and wild artistry, these women are leaving their mark on Las Vegas
Thursday, May 28, 2015
As more women enter the "boys club" of tattooing, they're proving to be just as badass as their male counterparts—if not better.
Photo: The gallery at eLearning Media
Opening dialogue: A Downtown space explores all things photography
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A darkroom, a gallery and two seasoned photographers
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At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the best movies were often the most overlooked
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The best film that screened, Sicario starring Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, went home empty-handed. Find more on this year's film fest here.
Photo: Annie is at the Smith Center for the Performing Ar
Preview: ‘Annie,’ one of Broadway’s best tour offerings, is at Smith Center
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tonight, Annie, with curly redheaded Issie Swickle, lands at the Smith Center with no controversy and great touring reviews. “One of the best offerings that Broadway has put on tour. … The same magic and the same heart are still there.”
Editorial: Las Vegas as a moviemaking town: Lights! Camera! Tax credits!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
“Mall Cop 2” is the first movie to be awarded a certificate of eligibility for credits. Once its expenses are audited and the qualifying expenditures are confirmed, the production could receive as much as $4.3 million in tax credits, according to Kim Spurgeon, an analyst at the Nevada Film Office. The four-year pilot program, operated by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, offers the transferable tax credit to productions that, among other things, have budgets greater than $500,000 and will shoot at least 60 percent of their footage in the state ...
Photo: Actors Michael Caine, Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel’s hunger still strong in Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Youth’
Friday, May 22, 2015
The aging stars of "Youth" are slowly rousing the morning after a late night in Cannes celebrating the premiere of Paolo Sorrentino's latest film ...
Photo: Jason Paige and Jason Byous from Moulin Rouge in F
Cirque takes on cabaret-style show with ‘Baz’ at Light in Mandalay Bay
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Make no mistake: This is no ordinary Cirque du Soleil show. This will be as if Joel Grey (“Cabaret”) wandered into the hi-jinx of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace minus the circus acrobatics.
Photo: James Byous as Romeo from Romeo & Juliet in For th
Light to be turned on with ‘Baz,’ a full-sensory experience
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The 90-minute “Baz” is a partnership of the production company For the Record and Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical division headed up by former Base Entertainment exec Scott Zeiger.
21st Century Symphony: The Las Vegas Philharmonic evolves and rebrands
21st Century Symphony: The Las Vegas Philharmonic evolves and rebrands
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go to a Philharmonic concert just as easily as a Lady Gaga concert.”
Photo: Artist Sush Machida poses by a mural he is creatin
Murals in progress: Sush Machida brings his Japanese-inspired contemporary style to Child Haven
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Las Vegas artist transforms the walls of Child Haven
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Box Office Top 20: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ lands at $69.2 million
Monday, May 18, 2015
The a capella singers of "Pitch Perfect 2" proved their box office might with a stunning $69.2 million debut. For a film that cost only $29 million to produce ...
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How to showcase kids’ art like masterpieces
Sunday, May 17, 2015
There are lots of simple ways to cut down on your kids’ art — pages of scribbles, paintings, cutouts and coloring book sheets — without filling your trash can or offending your budding Picasso ...
Photo: In this May 1, 2015, photo, visitors are introduce
Steve Wynn among bidders for Picasso that sold for $179.4 million
Thursday, May 14, 2015
It was one for the history books as Christie’s New York auction house soared past its first-ever $1 billion week in art sales, and our hotel tycoon Steve Wynn was there in on the frantic bidding.
Photo: The keynote address by theater legend and director
Theater legend Hal Prince, 87, takes the stage at Smith Center tonight
Thursday, May 14, 2015
He’s more than a Prince among men. He’s king of the magical musical world of Broadway. We know Hal Prince here for his amazing directing work on “Phantom — the Las Vegas Spectacular” he restaged to run at the Venetian for six years, ending in September 2012.

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