Arts & Culture
Cityscapes, skylines and landmarks are sure ways to connect movie audiences with storylines. The movie industry has a love affair with Las Vegas. Since 1952 there have been more than 70 film releases all using this Sin City as a backdrop in one scene or another. The iconic lights, slot machines and Blackjack tables, the grandiose hotels and the vintage personality of this desert town draw reason enough for movie producers to film here. From the Elvis years to today’s “bromantic” comedies, here are some of the very places where directors, grips and favorite actors spent time making movie magic.
CDs are great, iPods and MP3 players are convenient and other methods of storing your favorite music may fit your lifestyle, but when it comes to nostalgia and the real sound of vintage music, nothing is better than a record. The pop and sizzle found in a vintage recording and the quality of pure sound emanating from the record is something that collectors everywhere appreciate. The record sleeves and covers with their photographs and artwork bring back a simpler time, when music meant turning on the record player or turntable to hear the sounds of the greats. It was a kind of magic that simply can’t be matched by other forms of music recordings. Whether you visit a coffeehouse to browse among their stacks while taking in some great music, or choose to set foot into a music lover’s paradise, it’s all on display at the best establishments in Las Vegas.
Easter is a celebration of new life and rebirth. A time when the world around us somehow seems cleaner and brighter. It’s also the time of year when families gather to celebrate together and when children enjoy traditions such as egg coloring, Easter egg hunts, face painting, festivals and treats. In Las Vegas, there are a multitude of events leading up to Easter Sunday, each of them focusing on the family and, especially, the children.
The 2014-15 season continues with theater productions including touring Broadway performances on college campuses and arts districts celebrating life, exploring jealousy and breaking the fourth wall.
Women’s History Month is a great time to reflect on the social changes and contributions of women to society. These are some of the top ways to celebrate this important month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Whether just beginning or you’ve been drawing for years, there are a number of classes offered for both adults and children in Las Vegas.
Whether celebrating years of love or a first Valentine’s Day together, enjoying a show adds to the magic of Valentine’s Day date night out.
Las Vegas is a fascinating place for both tourists and locals and has been the setting for many books. Whether writing about its colorful history or adding literary license to gripping fiction, Las Vegas is a subject with many layers and facets.
Festivals, galleries and museums exhibit the work of artists in Las Vegas whether downtown, on the Strip, at a college campus or at a library with new works to celebrate spring.
Here are some of the best upcoming performances that you’ll want to put on the calendar.