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UNLV Jazz Fall Festival Nov. 26-28

UNLV jazz and business music hosts its annual Fall Celebration Nov. 26-28 in the Black Box Theatre. The concerts feature visitor trumpet artist Allen Vizzutti.

Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m..

UNLV Jazz Singing Ensemble, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble III.

Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.

UNLV Contemporary Jazz Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble performing with world-renowned trumpet artist Allen Vizzutti.

Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

. A celebration of the UNLV Jazz and Business Music Division with the UNLV Jazz Ensemble II, Jazz Ensemble I, and the UNLV Jazz Faculty all performing with Allen Vizzutti.

Vizzutti has performed with Chick Corea, ‘Doc’ Severinsen, the NBC Tonight Program Band, the Airmen Of Note, the Army Blues and Army Chamber Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, Japan’s NHK Orchestra and the New Tokyo Philharmonic, the Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Wind Symphony, and the Kosie Wind Orchestra. He has actually appeared as guest musician with symphony orchestras in Tokyo, Germany, St. Louis, Seattle, Rochester N.Y., Syracuse, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Phoenix, Croatia, Slovenia, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Winnipeg to name a few.

Tickets are $10 and available at the UNLV Carrying Out Arts Center Box Officeor by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Parking is free.

Timberlake, Underwood, Carey to play iHeartRadio festival


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Grand Garden Arena Justin Timberlake’s” The 20/20 Experience World Tour” stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018|8:17 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Mariah Carey and Think Of Dragons are among the acts that will play the iHeartRadio Music Celebration in Las Vegas this summer.

The celebration revealed the performers on Tuesday. Jack White, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith and Rae Sremmurd are amongst the other prominent performers. The two-day celebration will be held at the T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 21 and 22.

Ryan Seacrest will host the celebration, which will likewise be broadcast live on iHeartRadio stations and in a telecasted unique on the CW Network on Oct. 7 and 8.

Luke Bryan, Panic! At the Disco, Lynard Skynyrd and Kelly Clarkson will also carry out. Tickets go on sale to the public on June 15.

Life is Gorgeous Festival reveals 2018 lineup

( FOX5)( FOX5 ). The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Travis Scott and more were named in the Life is Gorgeous Celebration lineup announced Tuesday.

In it’s 6th year, the popular three-day music and arts celebration is slated to return to Downtown Las Vegas on September 21– 23.

Headliners for the 2019 celebration consist of The Weeknd, N.E.R.D., Tyler The Creator, Miguel, T-Pain, French Montana, A$ AP Ferg, Florence + the Maker, CHVRCHES, SOFI TUKKER, St. Vincent, Bastille, DJ Snake and more.

” Our focus is to provide festival-goers a curated experience that is diverse yet united in our mission to bring individuals together. We’re fans, not just of the artists however of those who decide to belong to our community,” said Justin Weniger, CEO of Life is Gorgeous. ” The team is obsessed with creating moments that will be exceptional for both.”

Tickets for Life is Gorgeous were arranged to go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 26 here.

Complete list of entertainers listed below:

The Weeknd

Game Fire

Florence + The Machine

Travis Scott

DJ Snake



Death Taxi For Cutie

Tyler, the Developer






RL Grime

Foster Individual

St. Vincent

French Montana


A$ AP Ferg

Sylvan Esso

Cold War Children

Daniel Caesar

Alison Wonderland

The Area




Blood Orange

Cashmere Feline


What So Not


First Aid Package


Flight Facilities

Sabrina Claudio






Lane 8

The Drums


The Presets

Robert DeLong

Tribal Seeds


Party Favor

Denzel Curry

Sir Sly

Ravyn Lenae

Sam Feldt


Welshly Arms


Two Feet




Mt. Delight


Amy Shark

Mikky Ekko


Chet Porter

Knox Fortune



Harry Hudson


Morgan Saint

Neil Frances

Young Bombs

The Dirty Hooks

Mike Xavier

O Wildly

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Downtown’s Excellent Vegas Festival of Beer raises a glass to the neighborhood

With 100-plus breweries and more than 500 craft developments ready for sampling, this weekend’s eighth-annual event definitely sounds terrific. But its size and scope are not why it’s called the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.

“Something we have actually truly focused on from in 2015 to this one is partnering with more business that allow us to construct the experience and making it all come together in unity,” says Brian Chapin of producer Motley Brews. “You know there will be awesome beer cocktails, cool infusions and beer with food, but likewise an opportunity to comprehend the energy and personality and passion of all the people behind it. We desire the festival to bleed into the neighborhood, due to the fact that it’s whatever great about Vegas, all these cool things happening at the local level.”

The festival has actually constantly linked its audience with regional culinary offerings, and this year’s fest will include Esther’s Kitchen, the Black Sheep and Searsucker at the 2nd Mad Craft Experience on Friday night, and more dining establishments and food trucks like Remedy, Sin City Wings and Oming’s Kitchen at Saturday’s Grand Tasting.

Among the collaborations: the return of the Zappos.com Pretzel Brewtique, where you can personalize your very own pretzel pendant to stylishly assist your sipping of the suds, and a Brooklyn Bowl-sponsored silent disco. On the beer front, anticipate surprises as well as more in your area crafted creations. Chapin states Joseph James is bringing 25 different beers to the Grand Tasting, including a series of bourbon barrel-aged royal stouts and the Dead Fox tequila barrel-aged agave ale.

FANTASTIC VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER April 6, 7 p.m.; April 7; 2 p.m.; $45-$100. World Market Center Pavilion, greatvegasbeer.com.

The Believer Festival Offers Eclectic Mix of Artistry April 13-14

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI) will host the Second annual The Follower Celebration April 13-14 at numerous Las Vegas places. The festival, a two-day roving celebration of composing, music and visual arts, brings together a diverse mix of recognized and emerging artists, comedians, literary stars, and the Las Vegas arts community.

The celebration will feature artists Nima Abkenar and The Los Angeles arts cumulative Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. UNLV professors Javon Johnson and José Orduña and BMI Shearing Fellow Tayari Jones likewise will get involved, among many others.

Admission is free to a lot of events, however RSVPs are needed. For a complete lineup and a list of event sponsors, go to The Believer website.

Tickets are still available for the following events:

Songs of Love and Betrayal

What: A reading by writer Mohsin Hamid and Oprah Book Club author Tayari Jones, and an interview by Morgan Jerkins with Barry Jenkins. Special intro by Style Robinson. Event is free, however RSVP is required.

When: Saturday, April 14
Doors open at 3 p.m.; occasion begins at 3:30 p.m. Where: Performing Arts Center at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts 955 E. Clark Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101 Laugh Tracks: The Believer Range Program with John Hodgman and Jean Grae What: The Follower Range show functions hosts Jean Grae

and John Hodgman, comic Aparna Nancherla, and authors Nick Hornby, Wajahat Ali, Ayelet Waldman, Lawrence Weschler, Meg Wolitzer, and unique musical guest Aimee Mann. Tickets are$5-$15. Earnings will benefit BMI’s City of Asylum program, which supplies safe house for authors who are censored or threatened in their house countries. When: Saturday, April 14 Doors open at 7:45 p.m.; occasion begins at 8 p.m. Where: Fremont Country

Club 601 Fremont St., Las Vegas
, NV 89101

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann contributed to The Follower Festival

In 2000, Aimee Mann and her hubby Michael Penn co-headlined an unlikely but gripping program at the old Joint, the two sharing the stage, performing each other’s songs and having comedian Andy Kindler do bits in lieu of awkward stage small talk. It was called Acoustic Vaudeville, and it seemed like a singer-songwriter display turned into a variety show.

Perhaps that’s why Mann has signed on as a participant of Laugh Tracks: The Follower Range Program, to be held April 14 at Fremont Nation Club during The Follower Festival. It’ll be the Oscar candidate and current Grammy winner’s very first regional performance since a 2003 Paris Theater gig, and she’ll sign up with hosts Jean Grae and John Hodgman, comic Aparna Nancherla and writers Nick Hornby, Meg Wolitzer, Ayelet Waldman, Wajahat Ali and Lawrence Weschler.

Tickets are still readily available for $5-$15 here. Earnings will go to Black Mountain Institute’s City of Asylum program, which offers sanctuary for authors threatened or silenced in their home nations.

The Follower Range Program is one of 4 occasions taking place in several venues throughout the April 13-14 celebration, a sequel to in 2015’s well-attended debut. Participants will include Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, novelist and BMI Shearing Fellow Tayari Jones, writer Mohsin Hamid, literary icon Dave Eggers, author and UNLV professor José Orduna, graphic novelist Thi Bui, poet Jericho Brown and more.

For more information, check out festival.blackmountaininstitute.org.

UNLV Jazz Performs This Weekend at Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival

UNLV’s jazz research studies program has, for the ninth successive year, been invited to go to the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. The celebration, which draws leading student musicians from all over the world, will be held March 9-11 in Monterey, California.

UNLV jazz students will be amongst the exceptional university ensembles from across the country performing in one of the most distinguished celebrations for young jazz artists.

“We are exceptionally happy with our talented and gifted trainees,” stated Dave Loeb, director of UNLV jazz studies.

UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, performed by Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, in addition to the UNLV Formality Trio, were picked through a rigorous audition procedure by a distinguished panel of judges to complete in the College Big Band and Open Combination divisions, respectively.

The UNLV Joe Williams Every Day Foundation Scholarship Jazz Combination was invited to participate as special guest performers.

In addition, UNLV Jazz Ensemble I tied for initially in the College Big Band division at last year’s occasion, and was invited to perform at the distinguished Monterey Jazz Celebration kept in September 2017.

The UNLV jazz research studies program has been active for more than 45 years. Because its creation, allure program has gotten outstanding reviews from critics, including a luxury score from the worldwide appreciated jazz publication, DownBeat magazine.

With more than 20 recordings to its credit, the UNLV Jazz Ensemble has performed throughout the U.S., consisting of the Hawaii International Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration, the Kennedy Center, and the Village Lead.

Rescheduled Emerge festival features OKAY Go, Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby and others

Postponed due to the tragic events of October 1, the three-day Emerge Music + Impact festival lastly makes its launching April 6-8. A weekend of brand-new music showcases, instructional speakers, demonstration art and more, Emerge aims to engage attendees on social topics while providing exposure to a raft of up-and-coming bands, artists and tastemakers.

Set up to appear: OKAY Go, Waxahatchee, Poppy, Kevin Morby, Lower Dens, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Residual Kid, Sir The Baptist and a variety of local acts that includes B. Rose, Dark Black, Ekoh, Grace Music, Sabriel, The Dirty Hooks and Mike Xavier. Speakers consist of Matt Pinfield, Jill Sobule, Jana Hunter, Madame Gandhi, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Dylan Marron and others.

Other occasions consist of a gallery pop-up from the Indecline art cumulative; “The Fairytale Ball,” an immersive storytelling event that traces the House/Ballroom scene from its roots in the Harlem Renaissance to today day; and “mixed showcases” on the subjects of psychological health, protest and resistance and the line in between technology and biology.

Weekend passes start at $125 and go on sale February 1 at 10 a.m. For total information, visit EmergeLV.com.

Best options: Vegas Golden Knights, Path 91 Harvest Festival, Envision Dragons and more for your Las Vegas weekend


LiveNation Jason Aldean carries out during the third and final night of the Path 91 Harvest country music celebration Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at MGM Resorts Town.

PATH 91 HARVEST Back for its 4th year at the Las Vegas Town premises right across the Strip from Mandalay Bay and Luxor, this three-day c and w festival includes up-and-comers Jason Aldean, Maren Morris, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Lee Brice and many more, plus much more emerging nation artists on the Next from Nashville stage. Sept. 29-Oct. 1, information at rt91harvest.com.

EXHIBITIONISM: THE ROLLING STONES EXHIBIT This current arrival in the lower lobby of the Palazzo resort features more than 500 items such as guitars, lyric books, backstage stuff and art work that informs the story of the legendary rock band. A video experience told by movie icon and Rolling Stones superfan Martin Scorsese is a highlight, but inspect it out on your own and find your very own satisfaction. On display through January, information at < a href="

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” > axs.com. Associated content TIFFANY HADDISH The “Girls Trip” and “The Carmichael Program” star is blowing up right now and prepared to make her launching at the Aces of Funny series in the Mirage’s Terry Fator Theater this weekend. Haddish is fresh off a look on the Netflix special “Def Funny Jam 25” and is shooting a role in the brand-new Tracy Morgan TBS series “The Last OG.” September 30, info at < a href="

https://www.mirage.com/en/entertainment/tiffany-haddish.html” target=” _ blank” > mirage.com. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. SAN JOSE SHARKS The puck drops at 5 p.m. Sunday for the Knights’ last preseason video game at T-Mobile Arena. The routine season begins on the roadway in Dallas Oct. 6 and Glendale Oct. 7 prior to the home opener on October 10, also versus the Arizona Coyotes. If you haven’t caught the Knights in action and absorbed the complete NHL Vegas experience, you’re in for a reward. Oct. 1, information at vegasgoldenknights.com.

Path to totality: The heavy Psycho Las Vegas festival makes year 2 simply as unforgettable

The moon blacked out the sun on Monday, however a deeper type of darkness descended upon Las Vegas some Two Days earlier, as Virginia doom-metal band Cough chanted about “ritual suicide” inside on a bright Saturday afternoon. Invite to Psycho Las Vegas.

2017 Psycho Festival

: Friday For the 2nd August weekend in as several years, the celebration took devoted fans of metal, psychedelia and other heavy music on a regularly interesting journey inside the Hard Rock Hotel. As in 2016, Psycho disappointed selling out tickets but drew a substantial crowd– and extremely prospered as a destination occasion, logistically and sonically speaking.

This year’s Psycho played a bit like 2 festivals, one tucked carefully inside the other. Metal remains the piece de resistance– Virginia doom leader Pentagram headlined Thursday’s VIP swimming pool celebration; stoner mainstay Sleep provided an expectedly beast set on Friday; falsetto-voiced Danish veteran King Diamond re-created 1987 concept-album Abigail (complete with haunted-house staging) on Saturday; and Southern prog-metal favorites Mastodon liquidated the vacation on Sunday– and most of the crowd ended up for that, judging from turnout and the abundance of Motörhead spots.

However Psycho creator Evan Hagen’s tastes clearly run in varied directions, and he programmed the fest for others with roaming spirits. On Friday alone: Sludge champs the Melvins fuzzed-out The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in the middle of their loud assault; French prog-rock outfit Lava wowed with an arty efficiency verging on musical comedy; Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke got the room grooving (even if the sound team blended the bandleader too low in the mix); and psych-rock warriors The Brian Jonestown Massacre droned indefatigably previous 3 a.m.

2017 Psycho Festival: Saturday

Psycho’s exploratory vision peaked with a two-hour Swans performance Sunday night. Progressive icon Michael Gira steered his five bandmates through a series of long structures– rather literally, the 63-year-old conducted them with his body as he played guitar and sang in his moaning baritone. Gira modulated dynamics so deliberately, at points it felt as if he were lobbing balls of sound onto the audience. It was less rock program than classical concerto, with electric guitars in place of strings.

Oakland quintet Neurosis likewise produced an enormous efficiency. Standing near the metal/experimental nexus at the heart of Psycho, the band merges standard metal sounds with less conventional tune structures– and put those weapons to effective usage during a Saturday-night set that never ever let up.

The celebration when again produced some cool discoveries, mostly inside intimate Vinyl. Ohio’s Mouth of the Designer dusted electronic weirdness onto its metal foundation on Friday; Brazilian trio Saturndust jammed out on tribal psych late Saturday; and Kansas City act Merlin– whose frontman used a cape and sunglasses– left an endearingly semi-pro impression on Sunday.

2017 Psycho Festival: Sunday

The host residential or commercial property stayed a strength for Psycho, offering– in addition to its 3 places– hotel spaces for much of the crowd, an array of solid dining alternatives (Pizza Specialty, Pink Taco, Culinary Dropout) and toilets that put any celebration equivalent to shame. On the drawback: beefed-up security, which appeared overly concerned with potential moshers, and the disappearance of free water inside the Joint on day two, with bartenders offering $8 bottles instead. The fest was once again boosted by outstanding noise, its phase lighting was greatly improved and, though it hardly seemed possible after 2016, the merch area’s stockpile of Tee shirts felt a lot more enormous, with the room acting as de-facto celebration HQ.

In 2015, Psycho developed itself as a winner, standing out in a market jumbled with celebration choices. Last weekend, it proved it was no 1 year marvel, laying the groundwork for another successfully heavy edition in 2018.