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UNLV Wind Orchestra Provides 5th Annual “President’s Concert” Nov. 15

The award-winning, 10-time Grammy-nominated UNLV Wind Orchestra provides its fifth Annual UNLV “President’s Show” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Functions to be performed consist of John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” and “Experiences in the world”; Charles Gounod’s “Soldier’s Chorus” and “Avant de quitter ces Lieux”; Johann Strauss’ “Nur Fort”; Morton Gould’s “Excitement for Flexibility”; and W. Francis McBeth’s “They Hung Their Harps in the Willows.”

Signing up with professor Thomas Leslie, creative director and conductor of the UNLV Wind Orchestra, are guest conductors Col. John R. Bourgeois, director emeritus, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and Lt. Col. Dr. James Bankhead, former conductor/commander, United States Flying Force Band. The performance likewise includes visitor speaker teacher Clarence Gilyard; baritone musician Richard Hodges; and UNLV Wind Orchestra associate director Zane Douglass.

As part of this special tribute to the service males and females of the U.S. Armed Forces, all profits from the concert will be contributed to the UNLV Rebel Veterinariansfund. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Discounts are readily available, and veterans are complimentary.

‘Legends in Concert’ relocating to the Tropicana in 2019


Steve Marcus Tribute artists, from left, Stacey Whitton as Marilyn Monroe, Damian Brantley as Michael Jackson, Kevin Mills as Elvis Presley and Michelle Rohl as Janis Joplin posture during the Legends in Performance show at the Flamingo Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The brand-new cast will perform through May 11.

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. The longest running program on the Las Vegas Strip will have a new home in February. “Legends in Show,” the celebrity musical homage that made its Vegas debut in 1983 and presently includes impersonations of George Michael, Bruno Mars, Donna Summer Season and Elvis Presley at the Flamingo, will begin production at the Tropicana in early 2019 at the freshly renamed Legends in Concert Theater.

“This distinctive program has amused more than 35 million fans around the world and its amazing history on the Strip makes for the ideal collaboration where 2 legends in Las Vegas come together,” stated Aaron Rosenthal, vice president and basic manager at the Trop. “The addition of ‘Legends in Performance’ to our home entertainment lineup shows Penn National Gaming’s continuous dedication to make the experience at Tropicana better than ever.”

“Legends” started as a minimal engagement at the Imperial Palace (now The Linq) and became referred to as the plan for many other live tribute shows. With a constantly turning cast of music and star homage artists, it transferred to the Donny and Marie Display Room at the Flamingo more than 4 years ago.

Its next home, presently called the Tropicana Theater and hosting another long-popular tribute program “Purple Reign,” seats roughly 1,100. “Legends” will heading the space at 7 p.m. starting the 2nd week of February.

“We are enjoyed reveal our all-new production at our new famous house, building on the show’s three and a half years of success, while also starting a powerful multi-year contract between two Vegas icons,” said Brian Brigner, primary operating officer of On Phase Enterprises, producer of “Legends.”

The production, which just recently won the Gambling establishment Production Program of the Year award at the yearly Casino Entertainment Awards at the International Gaming Exposition in Las Vegas and operates numerous versions throughout the country, will continue its scheduled programs at the Flamingo through the end of the year.

Nathanial Cullors brings indisputable talent to ‘Legends in Concert’ as a young Michael Jackson

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. The longest running program on the Las Vegas Strip is doing something it’s never done before. Now in its 35th season, the renowned musical tribute “Legends in Show”– a fixture on the Boulevard considering that 1983– began using a fresh set of legends in early February, including Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Sting and Michael Jackson. The first-time occasion is who’s playing the King of Pop and how he’s playing it.

Sixteen-year-old experience Nathanial Cullors started singing Jackon’s songs professionally at age 12 in the Broadway and touring productions of “Motown: The Musical.” That gig scored him some benefit direct exposure through a TV area on “Little Big Shots” with Steve Harvey, where he blew audiences away with his rendition of “Who’s Lovin’ You” and got the attention of the producers of “Legends,” who had actually been searching for a teen MJ to contribute to the program for years.

“‘ Who’s Lovin’ You’ is my preferred song however I think ‘Dancing Device’ is my preferred to carry out,” says Cullors. “The majority of the tribute artists are flat-footed vocalists. They’re not dancing around as much. Elvis moves around however he’s not constantly dancing, and me, I’m literally dancing the whole time, even moving in a certain way throughout the ballad. So at the end I can get truly exhausted and I have to close it out with this power ballad and it’s sort of hard. However ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ is such a good song and everybody understands it, so you don’t want to mess it up.”

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Thumbnails Gallery Cullors sings an assortment of early Jackson strikes before that grand ending, from “I Desired You Back” to “ABC” to “The Love You Conserve” to “I’ll Be There” to “Shake Your Body.” He was born in Japan and moved all over the states due to his dad remaining in the military and he lives in San Antonio now, however the articulate teenager with the magnetic phase existence states he’s always been a performer.

“I constantly wished to perform or amuse people in some type of method, just making them laugh or singing, which I’ve been doing given that I could talk,” he states. “But I was a good kid in school. It was good to be clever as well as make individuals laugh.”

He’s only been in Las Vegas for a few brief weeks– and his “Legends” run has been extended from mid-May through completion of June– however Cullors is feeling comfy on the Flamingo display room stage and is intending to invest a lot more time on the Strip.

“It’s my very first time and I like it. I’m definitely planning on moving here later on down the line. It’s a lot more convenient and less expensive to live than other locations however still has that city feel,” he says. “I do not believe the entire scale or scope of it has actually struck me yet as much as it should. Being 16 playing on the Strip is fantastic, however to likewise remain in the longest running show and playing Michael Jackson is a lot more.”

“Legends in Concert” plays at various times Saturday through Thursday in the Donny and Marie Display Room at the Flamingo (3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-777-2782) and more information can be discovered at caesars.com.

Jeff Leibow’s annual NF Hope concert is growing beyond Las Vegas


Ira Kuzma”Jersey Boys”cast members(consisting of Jeff Leibow, center) at the NF Hope performance in 2014.

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. When previous “Jersey Boys” star Jeff Leibow arranged the first NF Hope benefit concert in Las Vegas in 2011, he was hoping the event would develop into something more than a yearly awareness and fundraising event for the Neurofibromatosis Network, a company devoted to households and people struggling with the obscure however prevalent congenital disease.

“I hoped, but it wasn’t up until after the 2nd year that I believed it could be a reality,” Leibow states. “I just [believed] wouldn’t it be cool if we could do this in cities across the country every year, maybe a couple lots, and I never really let that go. I hoped quietly to myself I would see the seventh and 8th and ninth and 10th concerts, and now we’re seeing it end up being reality.”

Leibow left “Jersey Boys” in 2014 to end up being the director of advancement for the Chicago-based network and the organizer of the benefits, which are just now breaking out of the Las Vegas market. The first NF Hope performance in New York was kept in Might and the inaugural Chicago event is set for April.

Meanwhile, the seventh yearly Las Vegas show is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Palazzo Theatre, with entertainers consisting of Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton, Mark Shunock and Cheryl Daro, the stars of “World’s Greatest Rock Program” at the Stratosphere and “Tenors of Rock” at Harrah’s and more. Regional radio personality Chet Buchanan will host and ticket information can be found at nfhopeorg.

Leibow and his partner, Melody, will perform also, continuing with a custom of singing a song selected by their 8-year-old daughter Emma, who was identified with Neurofibromatosis when she was 9 months old. “Normally the song comes from a film she’s delighted about, so this year we’re doing ‘True Colors,’ the Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick version from ‘Giants,'” Leibow states. “She actually has a knack for choosing the ideal song for the concert, and this will be an excellent one to sing.”

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder of the nerve system characterized by tumors that can grow on any nerve in the body without caution. It impacts around 128,000 individuals, more common than cystic fibrosis, genetic muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease and Tay Sachs integrated.

Leibow says Emma has about 30 growths that they’re aware of and went through a comprehensive surgical treatment over the summertime, but she’s doing extremely well. “If you saw Emma on the street you probably wouldn’t think a lot of it, but that’s not constantly the case with NF,” he states. “Even if somebody looks best on the exterior doesn’t imply there isn’t really something going on, which’s always been the most significant challenge in getting support. NF reveals itself in various ways. However even if it isn’t really among the much better supported illness out there doesn’t indicate it doesn’t require aid.”

The Las Vegas occasion is assisting in a different method this year, with a part of its earnings going to the Path 91 shooting victims’ fund. For Leibow, it was a natural choice.

“This concert is born in Las Vegas and I’m happy that NF Hope will constantly have actually been established in this city. Individuals and performers in this city have actually been so kind and generous and encouraging over the years, and I have actually only been here 9 years however I feel like I was born here,” he states. “This is a really good chance to commemorate that and return to the people who need it today. And knowing we stopped to pay homage to this city and back up its individuals is important and required.”

UNLV Jazz Performs Sunday in Ham Concert Hall

Fresh off of their performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival, UNLV Jazz Ensmble I, directed by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, and the UNLV Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Uli Geissendoerfer, carry out at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall in honor of UNLV’s 60th anniversary. The performance also celebrates the release of their newest CD, “Rail Trails/Latin Journey III.”

Admission is $10. Marked down tickets are available. All trainees may get one totally free ticket with legitimate ID. For tickets, check out pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-ARTS (2787).

Free tickets readily available for Killers concert on Vegas Strip

Brandon Flowers of The Killers carries out on the “Fight Born” trip in Los Angeles on May 2, 2013. (Source: AP).


Caesars Entertainment and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority revealed The Killers will carry out a complimentary pop-up performance on the Las Vegas Strip Monday night.

The concert will be held at the Caesars Palace hotel-casino with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the performance anticipated to begin at 8 p.m.

. This event will be part of the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” broadcast that will air at 11:35 p.m., inning accordance with a press release. The LVCVA said the public is welcome to view the show and totally free tickets are available.

The Las Vegas natives are anticipated to carry out a preview of their new album Fantastic together with other hits for a total of six songs.

Public watching will be from The Vortex at the LINQ Hotel-casino according to Caesars.

FOX5 will have continued protection of the occasion.

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U.K. authorities say obvious suicide bomber responsible for concert blast


Peter Byrne/ PA by means of AP Authorities stand guard at dawn, after a blast at the Manchester Arena Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A surge struck an Ariana Grande performance attended by thousands of young fans in northern England Monday night, killing more than a dozen of people and injuring dozens in exactly what authorities were treating as a terrorist attack.

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Ariana Grande Performance Explosion Introduce slideshow” MANCHESTER, England– An evident suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive gadget that killed

22 people at the end of an Ariana Grande performance, Manchester cops stated Tuesday. Cops said lots more were hurt in the Monday night blast carried out by a male, who was killed.

Forensic examinations are continuing to determine if the aggressor had accomplices, said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins. He provided no info about the individual who detonated the device. Hopkins stated a few of the dead were kids but offered no further information about the victims or the enemy.

Hopkins stated authorities are treating the blast as an act of terrorism “until we know otherwise.”The local ambulance service states 59

individuals were required to health centers. It was not immediately clear if cops were consisting of the assaulter among the 22 people reported to have actually passed away. The show was participated in by thousands of young music fans in northern England. There was panic after the surge, which struck around 10:30 p.m. (2130 GMT )Monday night as Grande was ending the show, part of her Unsafe Lady Tour.

The vocalist, who was not hurt, tweeted hours later:”Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry. I do not have words.” Patrol car, bomb-disposal systems and

60 ambulances raced to the scene as the scale of the carnage became clear. More than 400 officers were released after the blast. Manchester Arena stated on its

website that the blast struck outside the place as individuals were leaving. Some eyewitnesses said it took place in the foyer of the arena simply after the show ended.”A substantial bomb-like bang went off that hugely worried everyone and we were all aiming to leave the arena,”stated concertgoer Majid Khan, 22. “It was one bang and essentially everybody from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from unexpectedly came running towards us as they were attempting to exit. “The incident sparked a nightlong search for liked ones as frenzied moms and dads attempted to locate their teenage kids, and groups of buddies scattered by the surge sought to discover one another. Taxi services provided to offer stranded people rides home for free, and

residents opened their homes to supply lodging for others who could not get home because public transport had shut down. Facebook and twitter were filled with appeals for info about people who had not been

accounted for. Home Secretary Amber Rudd called the occurrence”a barbaric attack, intentionally targeting some of the most susceptible in our society– youths and kids out at a pop concert.

“Jenny Brewster said she was leaving the concert with her 11-year-old child when the blast hit.”As I turned around,

boom, one loud noise,” she informed Sky News. “A gentleman said’run!’so we ran.”Outside, she stated,” you could smell the burning.” Britain’s terrorist threat level stands at”

extreme,”the second-highest called on a five-point scale, implying an attack is highly most likely.

There was no instant claim of obligation. Advocates of the extremist Islamic State group, which holds

territory in Iraq’s Mosul and around its de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa, commemorated the blast online. One composed:” May they taste what the weak individuals in Mosul and (Raqqa )experience

from their being bombed and burned, “inning accordance with the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group. If the explosion is validated as a terrorist attack it would be the most dangerous in Britain because four suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on three subway trains and a bus in July 2005. Video from inside the arena revealed individuals yelling as they made their way out amidst a sea of pink balloons.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the government was working to develop”the complete information of exactly what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.”May is due to chair a conference of the federal government

‘s COBRA emergency committee later Tuesday. She and other prospects suspended campaigning for Britain’s June 8 election

after the blast. Authorities advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena, and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was left and all trains canceled. The Dangerous Lady tour is the 3rd concert trip by 23-year-old Grande and supports her third studio album,”Dangerous Female.”Grande’s function as Feline Valentine on Nickelodeon’s high school sitcom” Victorious” propelled her to teen idol status, starting in 2010. After Manchester, Grande was to perform at places in Europe, consisting of Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France, with concerts in Latin America and Asia to follow. Pop shows and nightclubs have been a terrorism target prior to. Nearly

90 individuals were eliminated by gunmen inspired by Islamic State at the Bataclan auditorium in Paris during an efficiency by Eagles of Death Metal on Nov. 13, 2015.

In Turkey, 39 individuals passed away when a gunman assaulted New Year’s revelers at the Reina club in Istanbul. Manchester, 160 miles(260 kilometers )northwest of London, was struck by a substantial Irish Republican Army bomb in 1996 that leveled a swath of the city center. More than 200 individuals were injured, though nobody was eliminated. AP author Leanne Italie in New York and AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu in Jersey City, New Jersey

, added to this report.

Concert-goers hurt after crowd hurries phase in Arizona

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)– As numerous as 12 individuals were hurt after a crowd hurried a stage during a music festival Saturday night at a park near the city’s downtown, authorities stated.

Tempe fire authorities tell KNXV-TV that nine people were required to a close-by hospital after the event 7 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park. The station reports that 2 minors were taken from the Summer Ends Music Celebration with dangerous injuries.

The city’s fire department, aided by fire departments in Scottsdale and Phoenix, concerned the scene after getting reports that as lots of as 40 people were harmed at the event after concert-goers started hurrying the phase.

Individuals who were at the front of the phase had trouble breathing, KNXV reported.

Witnesses told the station two ladies broke down at the front of among the stages after apparently suffering seizures.

Paul Folk, 55, of Gilbert, informed the Arizona Republic that crowds rushed the stage when the reggae band Rebelution began. After 3 songs, people were getting crushed near the stage, the Republic reported. Rebelution was arranged to take the stage at 7 p.m.

“There’s been lots of scuffles and dehydrated people since everybody’s been drinking,” Grand Canyon University student Hailey Ferris, 18, informed the paper. She reported being afraid of being stomped.

Show promoter Tom LaPenna told the Republic that the plug was pulled on Rebelution’s set due to the fact that of “a medical emergency.” LaPenna worked to get the fans to move back and permit the medical professionals access to the location in front of the place’s east stage.

Kanye West is set up to take the stage at the celebration on Sunday night.

Bon Jovi weekend concert in Vancouver is canceled


Tom Donoghue/DonoghuePhotography. com Bon Jovi’s”Due to the fact that We Can”trip stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 20,

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city said the marketer had actually failed to get the required licenses. The program– which also showcased the Kings of Suburbia– was scheduled for Saturday, a day after Bon Jovi prepared to release its unique fan album”Burning Bridges”as a tie-in to its worldwide tour. It’s Bon Jovi’s very first album since guitarist Richie Sambora left the band in 2013. Bon Jovi Tours Inc. issued a statement saying it” shares the frustration of fans”over the cancellation.”The band prepared and going to offer a great performance on Saturday

,”the statement read.”Sadly, the regional promoter, Paper Rain Performances, has actually shown unable to ensure a properly-produced occasion.” The city of Vancouver said in a statement that it had actually supplied initial assistance for the event however the organizers did not have the necessary city licenses. The promoter, Paper Rain Performances, said it asked

for but could not secure a postponement from the rock band’s management, but still hopes a future performance date can be verified.

National Environment Band Performs Free Concert July 12

The musical customs of “The March King,” John Philip Sousa, continue in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 12. The National Neighborhood Band, a project of the John Philip Sousa Foundation, will certainly provide a free performance at 3:30 p.m. in Artemus Ham Auditorium on the UNLV School.

The 80-member show band consists of adult amateur musicians from around the country and will be led by Colonel John R. Bourgeois, Director Emeritus of the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own” – based in Washington, D.C.

Col. Bourgeois was the 25th director of the Washington, D.C.-based United States Marine Band. His acclaimed career covered nine governmental administrations– from Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. Bourgeois is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans. He joined the Marine Corps in 1956, went into “The President’s Own” as a French horn gamer and arranger in 1958, and was named director of the Marine Band in 1979; he was promoted to colonel in June 1983. Bourgeois retired from active service July 11, 1996.

According to Col. Bourgeois, “The show will certainly have music for everybody, from a von Suppe transcription to a John Philip Sousa suite, ‘People Who Live In Glass Houses.’ Together with excellent continental marches and marches of Sousa, there will be music from Broadway and special visitor singer, songwriter Laura Taylor.”

The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation committed to the promo of worldwide understanding through the medium of band music. Through the administration of band related-projects, the group seeks to promote the requirements and suitables of that icon of the American spirit, John Philip Sousa.