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Photo: First Friday seeks out local filmmakers for its Fi
With a film competition and more, First Friday spotlights the cinema in March
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Local filmmaker? Get the details here. Plus, a makeshift "drive-in"!
Photo: Outside the box: Nicky Watts' Isolation.
Boxed in: Performance artist Nicky Watts explores emotional isolation
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Catch the socially experimental exhibit at Brett Wesley this month.
New trailer shows ‘Godzilla’ is the latest film to destroy Las Vegas on the big screen
New trailer shows ‘Godzilla’ is the latest film to destroy Las Vegas on the big screen
Friday, February 28, 2014
Judging by the new trailer for May's “Godzilla,” the blockbuster will be the latest film to partake in the time-honored tradition of blowing Sin City to bits on the silver screen. Can you guess any on our list of eight flicks alongside “Godzilla”?
Photo: Holly Madison and Mario Lopez present during the 2
Holly Madison to perform a shear act at New York-New York; L.V. Phil to honor Siegfried & Roy with ‘Meditation’
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Holly Madison is shaving the head of this scribe in an effort to raise money and awareness for St. Baldrick's Foundation. Events at New York-New York begin at noon Saturday and run through 11 p.m. in the fight against childhood cancer.
Photo: The Leonardo da Vinci exhibit.
New Leonardo da Vinci exhibit opens at the Venetian on March 12
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tom Zaller, president of Imagine Exhibitions, which produced the show coming to North America for the first time, told me: “This will be a U.S. premiere and will be far more interactive than the earlier show — 65 life-size, fully built exhibits and mechanical machines.”
Photo: A passer-by peers into a plywood barrier now prote
Neighbors foil attempt to steal wall, Banksy mural
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Neighbors in New Orleans foiled what police say was an attempt to steal a chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting created by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy.
Photo: Find Wally's World: The Loneliest Art Collecti
Last chance to see 'The Loneliest Art Collection' before it leaves town
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Peruse the extensive collection of Eureka Opera House owner Wally Cuchine.
Photo: Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christia
‘KWTD’: Film critic Josh Bell breaks it down (by ‘it,’ we mean the Oscars, of course)
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Josh Bell writes TV and film criticism for Las Vegas Weekly, but his really challenging task is appearing on our radio show, “Kats With the Dish,” partly because co-host Tricia McCrone somehow finds a way to bait Bell into an argument.
Photo: The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
Q+A: Teller reveals secrets of his William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at Smith Center
Thursday, February 20, 2014
When the Smith Center unveiled its Season 3 of Broadway productions Tuesday night, magic master Teller dazzled attendees with an advance look at his upcoming version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” which isn’t in the new nine-show lineup.
Photo: Myron Martin, president/CEO of the Smith Center fo
Q+A: Myron Martin reveals Smith Center’s Broadway Season 3, including three debut U.S. tours
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
In addition to the Tony Award darling “Kinky Boots,” the series includes other Tony-winning productions and celebrated new shows: “Ghost: The Musical,” “Pippin,” “Newsies,” “Cinderella” and more. Patrons who missed “Wicked” two seasons ago will get another chance to see it.
Photo: Tims Vermeer by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Tel
Q+A: Penn & Teller’s ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ attempts to solve one of the great art mysteries
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller have made movie magic capturing video-technology magic in an attempt to solve one of the world’s greatest art mysteries. It has all wound up in a unique film produced by Penn Jillette and directed by Teller.
Local playwright Ernie Curcio talks reflecting Vegas onstage—and theater’s future here
Local playwright Ernie Curcio talks reflecting Vegas onstage—and theater’s future here
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Weekly Q&A:
It’s a constant uphill battle with theater in Las Vegas. I think it’s a constant uphill battle with theater anywhere. It’s almost like a defunct art form.
Photo: Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun
Bellagio showcases female artists in 'Painting Women'
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefe and more are featured in Painting Women.
Photo: Painting board illustration
Las Vegas turns neighborhood blight into a thing of beauty
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The city of Las Vegas commissioned an artist to create paintings on plywood that will board up abandoned houses.
Photo: In this November 1936 file photo, 8-year-old U.S.
Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. Temple was 85.

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