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August 19, 2014

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Photo: Event winner Victor competes in the Red Bull BC On
10 thoughts from the Red Bull BC One North American Final
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Power moves, crotch grabs and crazy acrobatics at Brooklyn Bowl.
Photo: Molly (Katie Postotnik) and Sam (Steven Grant Doug
Special effects and cast’s soaring vocals lift ‘Ghost’ story of love and heartbreak
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tall and athletic Steven Grant Douglas, as Sam, commands the stage with his physical and vocal presence — his gorgeous voice is strong and soaring and his range wide — and is the standout of “Ghost the Musical” now at the Smith Center through Sunday.
Photo: Chris Jones at Patina Decor.
Timeless glamour and haughty attitudes of Chris Jones’ billboard collages
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sexy, vintage and alluring, the 40-by-60-inch billboard collages combine fashion illustrations (from old Harper’s Bazaar magazines) and enhanced photographs of models, as well as other printed imagery.
Photo: Daniel Radcliffe are Zoe Kazan are extremely appea
Film review: Despite its predictability, 'What If' manages to be quite charming
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Call it 'When Harry Potter Met Sally.'
Photo: JK Russ at Sin City Gallery
JK Russ taps into the primal force of the image-making psyche
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
An archaic relationship between body and landscape dominates the show at Sin City Gallery
Photo: Ghost The Musical is at the Smith Center for the P
‘Ghost The Musical’ brings movie magic and romance to the Smith Center stage
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“Ghost,” nominated for five Academy Awards, brought new meaning to the art and skills of pottery and starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and the comedic talents of Whoopi Goldberg, who won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. ...
Photo: Musical director Richard Oberacker.
Can a musical from Las Vegas make it in New York? Richard Oberacker is finding out with ‘Bandstand’
Friday, August 8, 2014
Maybe the most apt way to describe Richard Oberacker’s emotions at the moment are “mitigated excitement.” His new musical “Bandstand: A Musical,” co-created with lyrics-writing partner Robert Taylor, could become "something extraordinary." ...
Photo: Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Are
Celebrity preview: Will.I.Am, Justin Timberlake, Jake Owen, Mario, Counting Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, August 8, 2014
If laughter is the best medicine, we’ll have a lot of very healthy people on and off the Strip this weekend. The kings and queens of comedy are reigning along with crown prince of pop Justin Timberlake, who leads a music invasion that includes a two-day ukulele festival.
Photo: Militia of New Zealand performs during the prelimi
Weekend best bets: Kathy Griffin, Nick Waterhouse and World Hip-Hop Dance Championships
Thursday, August 7, 2014
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the mild August weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of music offerings and more highlighting the days ahead. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Photo: Film-Into the Storm
Disaster flick 'Into the Storm' is no whirlwind
Thursday, August 7, 2014
For a superstorm, this tornado underwhelms.
Photo: Leonardo and Donatello (below) fight evil in the n
Film review: New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is too chaotic to be entertaining
Thursday, August 7, 2014
But it's got Megan Fox, so there's that.
Photo: JK Russ at Sin Gallery
Walking on the wild side with JK Russ
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Russ’ works are often sexy and fun robust creation.
Photo: Its characters may cook up dishes that are vibrant
Meager meal: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is a little too tasteful
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Its characters may cook up dishes that are vibrant and daring, but this food flick is strictly bland comfort food.
Photo: Su Limbert is at Trifecta Gallery through August 2
Revisiting narrative in Su Limbert’s ‘Forevermore’ at Trifecta Gallery
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Forevermore engages the theme of death without becoming creepy.
Jennifer Aleman, company manager of ‘Crazy Girls’ at the Riviera: What is a dancer?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Guest Columnist:
The first type of Las Vegas dancer who comes to mind for most is the classic showgirl. These are the girls who wear elaborate costumes with feathers and rhinestones weighing as much as 40 pounds! Imagine gliding elegantly down a set of stairs in these costumes.

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