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Weekend best bets: Bela Fleck, ‘Les Miserables,’ Amy Schumer and Mayer Hawthorne

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Comedienne Amy Schumer has worked her way up the ranks to her own “Comedy Central” special and headlining gigs on the Strip.

Music fans have plenty to look forward to this weekend in Las Vegas, with a diverse slate of options ranging from bluegrass to musical theater to indie soul.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones perform in Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 12, 2012.

      Saturday: Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider at Smith Center

      Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck is already a Smith Center veteran, having played the venue as a solo artist and with jazz legend Chick Corea. Fleck returns this weekend with contemporary string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an innovative and diverse take on musical classics. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $29 to $89.

    • The company of "Les Miserables" performs "One Day More."

      Friday - Saturday: Les Miserables at UNLV

      Relive the songs and the drama of the musical classic this weekend with a thrilling rendition from Bill Fayne's Broadway Orchestra and the Las Vegas Master Singers at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Proceeds from the production benefit UNLV’s College of Fine Arts and local nonprofit Golden Rainbow. Shows start at 7 p.m., and tickets are $27 to $100.

    • Comedienne Amy Schumer has worked her way up the ranks to her own "Comedy Central" special and headlining gigs on the Strip.

      Friday - Saturday: Amy Schumer

      Sharp-tongued comedienne Amy Schumer hits the stage at Terry Fator Theater with her dry, raunchy wit that’s sure to take you out of your comfort zone in the best way possible. Tickets to see Schumer, who launched her series “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central last year, are $40. The show starts at 10 p.m.

    • Mayer Hawthorne brings his Motown-tinged crooning to Vinyl on February 8.

      Saturday: Mayer Hawthorne at Vinyl

      Women want him and men want to be him: Neo-soul crooner and producer Mayer Hawthorne brings his smooth Motown-flavored tunes to Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel with a slate of new music from 2013’s “Where Does This Door Go.” Buzzworthy electro-soul duo Quadron will open — be sure not to miss ’em. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 to $30.

    • "The Symphonic Rock Show," featuring Brody Dolyniuk (shown with David St. John), a band and 25 orchestral musicians, at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.

      Friday: Zeppelin USA at Smith Center

      This ain’t your mama’s Zeppelin tribute band. Led by Brody Dolyniuk, the band features some of Las Vegas’ top local musicians performing a theatrical-multimedia rendition of the full “Led Zeppelin IV” album in addition to a variety of hits. Tickets are $24 to $64, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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