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Las Vegas singer Lisa Marie Smith commemorates brand-new music at Luxor

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Courtesy Lisa Marie Smith’s brand-new EP will be released by Fervor Records on November 16.

contact) Friday, Nov. 9, 2018|2 a.m. From the time she remained in elementary school, Lisa Marie Smith grew up in Las Vegas wanting to be an entertainer. However she had to circumnavigate the world and return to get her very first big gig on a Vegas stage.

A vocalist known for her powerful efficiencies in “Pin Up” at Stratosphere and “Baz” at Palazzo, Smith recently signed with Fervor Records and taped her first EP, which will be commemorated with a program and release party on November 12 at the Esports Arena at Luxor. It’s the first live music occasion available to the public to be held at that Las Vegas Strip venue, previously LAX bar.

After graduating from the Las Vegas Academy and the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, Smith was preparing to go back to Las Vegas and find her way in the robust music and showbiz landscape. “I hit the ground keeping up a lot of auditions and I generally made it to the final callback, however I wouldn’t get cast,” she states. “The feedback was always that I looked too young. I started working as a mixed drink server at the Rio’s bever-tainment program where I would serve and get up and sing, however after a while it simply felt like, this is not what I went to school for.”

She began working cruise ship gigs, taking a trip as far as Europe and Africa, until one day when she was set to take a trip house to Las Vegas and got a random call from a friend about an audition. “I got on a layover in Rome, flew home 14 hours, got to Vegas, slept 4 hours and went to this audition. I didn’t have a headshot or a resumé or a tune or anything,” Smith states. “It was ‘Pin Up’ and I was cast within a week. I got super lucky.”

Her natural talent and soulful style may have had something to do with it. She carried out in the Stratosphere’s sultry show for three years and then did “Baz” for a little less than a year, delegating rest and rehabilitate her singing cables after an injury. More just recently she’s been singing with long time Las Vegas lounge preferred Pop Rebels, previously called Generation, where that talent and style grabbed the attention of Eagerness, a Phoenix-based independent label.

Smith’s self-titled launching EP comes out on November 16. “I would say it’s dark pop and what I imply by that is it’s a little bit more brooding, with a lot of soul, but certainly pop-based,” she says of the sound she developed. “It’s simply a darker, rounded sound, not extremely bubblegum. When you listen to pop artists now, a lot of that music is not as simple to pinpoint, where back in the day it would resemble, you are bubblegum, you are acoustic rock or whatever. Now there’s a great deal of crossing categories, which I like since I like to be a chameleon.”

You can hear it for yourself by having a look at the single “Get Closer to Me” on YouTube, or better yet, catching her show at Luxor. She started hosting the Esports Arena’s brand-new 70h2uesday Residents Night recently and realized the online gaming-based location would be the best spot for her album release show, a totally free occasion set for 7:30 p.m. November 12. To find out more, see < a href=" https://www.esportsarenavegas.com/" target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > esportsarenavegas.com or singlisamarie.com.

Face the Music: Explicit Anti-Piracy Warnings Are Best Deterrent

STOP! This is prohibited. You may be monitored and fined.

Did that get your attention? Excellent. Since according to a new UNLV study, this phrasing coupled with a graphic of a computer system and download sign with an expensive slash is the most efficient method to stop music piracy.

The research study, substantiated of dissertation work by UNLV psychology trainer Joanne Ullman, evaluated 220 college undergrads’ reactions to more than 70 symbols, action words, and warning phrases. Amongst the findings: Signal words communicating the presence of danger (IMPORTANT and STOP) got higher perceived efficiency scores than NOTICE.
An icon portraying the illegality of uploading copyrighted music scored less effective.
Relating to warning messages, scientists assessed them to be sure they could be understood with a literacy level of 5th grade or lower. They at first hypothesized that the risk of fines alone was more than likely to frighten illegal downloaders. But they were surprised to find that individuals are similarly leery of being monitored by unidentified entities– and pairing the effects showed most effective.

“For some individuals, privacy may be simply as essential as a pecuniary repercussion,” scientists composed in their paper, which was published and provided last month during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2018 Yearly Satisfying.”Obviously, the combination of both would heighten the prospective repercussion.”


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The restlessly imaginative Ang Kerfoot makes music, theater, visual art and more

Ang Kerfoot is a lady of numerous trades. For the previous 3 years, the singer-songwriter has actually developed experimental, trip-hop and jazz-infused bodies of work, including this year’s electrical mélange, Feast de Cactus. But recently, she has actually relied on other artistic endeavors, things she’s always wanted to try but hadn’t previously.

This month, she’ll launch Trumpster Children, her first EP with hubby and beatmaker Joseph Wozniak, in the nick of time for the couple’s five-year wedding event anniversary. “The album is all over the place with electronic beats and live guitar and live bass and drums,” she states.

Long before Kerfoot pursued her own solo efforts, she was teaming up in the music scene, releasing albums with another Vegas electronic manufacturer, Dana Dau, and carrying out on and off with Vegas jam band staple Moksha. The self-described “sage-burning hippie wizard” is no complete stranger to taking on multiple projects. “I remain moving,” she says. “It keeps me sane.”

In June, Kerfoot sent a story with friend and author Liz Charon for the Las Vegas 48 Hour Film Task, taking house the award for Best “Idea Provoking” Film, and in September, Kerfoot worked together with good friend Joshua Smith for Cockroach Theatre’s 24 hr Play Project, whipping up a story about storm chasers who fulfill on Tinder.

“I have actually wanted to be on Broadway considering that I was a kid,” Kerfoot states. “And I constantly wished to do composing for it. I just wished to explore it to try to comprehend the dynamic of it and how it works.”

Now that she has her foot because door, she’s dealing with local theater and improv groups like Cockroach, Majestic Repertory and Bleach, completing and offering anywhere they need aid. “I had been on a path looking for a theater people,” Kerfoot states. “I’m constantly asking, ‘Where are my people at?’ to myself. It feels truly natural because scene due to the fact that everyone you fulfill is fluid in pastimes and motivated and holding down a job, too.”

In between her music and theater efforts, Kerfoot is a social employee and work trainer at a local Goodwill shop, training people for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and “helping those who need a hand up,” she states. There, she has likewise found time to pursue visual art. “We process old books, so I’m always finding old pages on the flooring,” she says. That led her to developing her own blackout poetry, a minimalist art type in which people use a marker to “black-out” the text from pages in old books, creating a totally new significance and poem.

For her September joint program at ReBar with Britney Kid, all of the pages she repurposed were found at Goodwill, and each poem was completed on her work breaks. “They can prove that if they wish to look,” she chuckles, pointing to the cameras in her workplace.

And if you see a collaborative thread going through all of Kerfoot’s projects, it’s no mishap. She credits her network of good friends for pushing her out of her convenience zone and into new arenas. “Without partnerships, I do not believe any of this would’ve achieved success,” she states. “That’s what gets me motivated.”

UNLV Chamber Music Society Invites Hermitage Piano Trio Oct. 23

The UNLV Chamber Music Society invites the Hermitage Piano Trio– violinist Misha Keylin, cellist Sergey Antonov, and pianist Ilya Kazantsev– at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Rando-Grillot Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center.

Program Choices:
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Seasons, Op. 37b

~ intermission ~

Sergei Rachmaninov – Trio in G minor “Elégiaque”
Dmitri Shostakovich – Trio No. 2 in E small, Op. 67

Parking

UNLV Performing Arts Center patrons are welcome to park in the Cottage Grove Parking Lot.Parking is totally free after 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, after 1 p.m. Friday, and all weekend.

Tickets

Tickets to the Hermitage Piano Trio are $30 and can be acquired onlineor by calling at the Carrying out Arts Center ticket office at 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Student rush tickets are $5 each and available one hour prior to each event with legitimate student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are readily available. The box workplace is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information about all of the season’s performances can be discovered on the Performing Arts Center website.

About the PAC

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s very first home for the arts: it opened in 1976 and commemorates its 43rd season this year. It hosts a range of performances and occasions and is home to productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The UNLV PAC likewise is delighted to host various Clark County School District fine arts festivals and shows.

Taylor Swift performs, Cardi B wins at American Music Awards

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Jordan Strauss/ Invision/ AP Taylor Swift gets to the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018|6:13 p.m.

Taylor Swift began the American Music Awards with an explosive performance and Cardi B won the very first award of the night, committing the honor to her child.

Cardi B beat out Drake and Post Malone for preferred rap/hip-hop artist during Tuesday night’s program at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

” I truly wish to thank my child,” Cardi B said, adding: “I got ta prove people incorrect. They said I wasn’t going to make it after I had an infant.”

The rap artist gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus in July. She is married to rapper Offset of the hip-hop group Migos.

The AMAs, airing live on ABC, started with Swift onstage singing “I Did Something Bad” from her “track record” album. She was backed by more than a dozen dancers during the dramatic and smoky performance as a big snake hovered behind her onstage.

The performance marked her first awards show efficiency in three years and comes days after Swift broke her long-standing rejection to talk about politics in a lengthy Instagram post.

Other set to perform include Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, twenty one pilots and Jennifer Lopez. The program will also pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, who passed away in August.

Swift is nominated for the leading prize– artist of the year– where she will take on Ed Sheeran, Think Of Dragons, Post Malone and Drake, who tied with Cardi B for many elections with 8.

Due to their success on the pop and rap charts, Drake and Cardi B made elections in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories. In the rap/hip-hop and pop/rock categories, Drake is up for preferred male artist, preferred album and favorite song with “God’s Plan.” He has the year’s top-selling album with “Scorpion” and also scored three No. 1 hits on the Signboard Hot 100 chart.

Cardi B’s collaboration with Bruno Mars, the remix of “Skill,” made two nominations and she also earned a nod for favorite music video, among others. Her album, “Invasion of Privacy,” was surprisingly shut of the preferred rap/hip-hop album classification.

Rapper-singer XXXTentacion, a streaming juggernaut prior to his death in June and later, made elections for new artist of the year and preferred soul/R&& B album for his 2017 launching, “17.” He won best new artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards this month.

Sheeran and Malone, who will carry out with Ty Dolla $ign, each earned six nominations. Other entertainers consist of Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Camila Cabello, Ciara with Missy Elliott, Ella Mai, Panic! at the Disco, Dua Lipa and Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid.

The Queen of Soul will be kept in mind with an efficiency by Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans. The musicians will commemorate her gospel roots and her renowned album, “Remarkable Grace.”

Golden Globe-winning “black-ish” starlet Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting the fan-voted show and danced to a variety of hit songs following Swift’s efficiency.

Presenters consist of Tyra Banks, Chloe x Halle, Macaulay Culkin, Sara Gilbert, Heidi Klum, Lenny Kravitz, John Stamos, Amandla Stenberg, The Chainsmokers and Rami Malek.

UNLV Chamber Music Society Opens Season with '' A Night in Vienna' ' Sept. 20

Join us for the opening concert of the UNLV Chamber Music Society– A Night in Vienna– at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. This show commemorates Viennese composers from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Artists performing consist of recently appointed assistant teacher of violin Ambroise Aubrun in his launching concert as a UNLV professor and other members of the UNLV School of Music faculty.Program Selections Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

-” Violin Sonata No. 36 in F major, KV 547 “Arnold Schoenberg-“
Ode to Napoleon, Op. 41 “~ intermission ~ Johannes Brahms

-” Piano Quintet

in F small, Op. 34 “Musicians Wei-Wei Le, Ambroise Aubrun, violin;

Kate Hamilton, viola; Andrew Smith, cello; Tod Fitzpatrick, baritone; Timothy Hoft, Mykola Suk, piano.

Parking UNLV Performing Arts Center patrons are welcome to park in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage.Parking is complimentary after 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, after 1 p.m. Friday, and all weekend.

Tickets Tickets to An Evening with A Night in Vienna are $25 and can be acquired onlineor by calling at the Carrying out Arts Center box office at 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Student rush tickets are $5 each and offered one hour prior to each event with valid student I.D. UNLV professors and staff discount rates also are readily available. Package office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Info about all of the season’s efficiencies can be found on the Performing Arts Center website.

About the PAC The UNLV Carrying Out Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s very first home for the arts: it opened in 1976 and commemorates its 43rd season this year. It hosts a variety of efficiencies and events and is home to productions provided by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The UNLV PAC likewise is pleased to host different Clark County School District fine arts festivals and concerts.

Pop single ‘Red Flares’ is the beginning of a tidal wave of brand-new music from Matt Goss

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/ > Mario Barberio Matt Goss has been hectic. You can discover him onstage in Vegas at the Mirage.

. In Las Vegas, Matt Goss is understood for the hot swing and sultry jazz of his long-running cabaret-style stage show, a musical party that found a new home at the Mirage’s 1 OAK Nightclub in December. However if you’re a Goss fan from the days before his Vegas residency, you understand he’s a true pop hitmaker.

And he’s back at it. Goss launched a new single, the memorable “Red Flares,” earlier this month on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music, and its radio-ready sounds remember his early days in UK pop clothing Bros.

” I like jazz and I enjoy swing however I started with business hits. I just wished to bombard my mind with industrial music and I did that for 5 weeks, listening to the radio and knowing exactly what’s going on, due to the fact that I wished to write an album full of radio records,” says Goss. “This track has that really modern beat and melody and I simply wished to dig into that world again. I’m certainly refrained from doing developing music for radio in addition to for myself, and it’s an interesting obstacle to write something and put my name behind it while keeping it contemporary. It’s tougher than it seems.”

” Red Flares” is just the beginning. Goss has stocked a fair bit of new music in numerous categories and he’s going to be unleashing more tunes and albums in the coming months and years. Keep an eye out for the next two tracks, “Better With You” and “Movies in Your Mind.” The 49-year-old Englishman likewise has a finished jazz album taped with the well-known John Pizzarelli Quartet at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, expected to be released next year.

” I made a decision, and my management team has actually assisted me along, that I’m just going to keep the music coming out a lot more than it has been,” Goss states. “I simply feel it’s my spirit, it’s what I do.”

While recovering and forth between his Vegas gig and shows in the U.K. in recent years, Goss has actually remained hectic with a variety of other projects. “The Late Program” host James Corden is included with a documentary film about Goss and his Bros bandmate and bro Luke Goss, “When the Shouting Stops,” detailing the brothers’ lives on and off the phase handling the features of pop-star popularity.

Goss is likewise collaborating with composer Stephen Endelman to create initial tunes for a brand-new phase musical adaption of the classic British TELEVISION drama “Upstairs Downtstairs,” a gig the vocalist and songwriter calls among the most thrilling endeavors of his career.

” This is one of the most effective and well-known TV series in British history and I feel incredibly fortunate,” Goss states. “We’re 50 pages in, lyrics and music, and it’s simply an incredibly stunning project.”

Meanwhile, Goss is back onstage at the Mirage July 27-29 and has plenty more shows scheduled through completion of the year. He says he’s still connecting with the resort next door to his previous Strip home, Caesars Palace, but “within the room I have actually found an unbelievable sense of family, inside the location. I’m not on the marquee which’s a bit frustrating to me thinking about the work I have actually put into this town and all over the world. However I’ve had some actually beautiful shows [just recently] and being at the Mirage advises me why I keep doing it, because it’s so intimate and there’s a genuine connection to the audience.”

In spite of the transition, Goss says his program has actually found its location at 1 OAK, where he will hit the 100-show mark. “The show is lastly on its feet which takes a great deal of decision and faith. We’ve discovered our way to that moment when you’re standing on the surf board and you feel the wave behind you.”

Magic, music and an additional X: Three shows in one night at Westgate Las Vegas

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018|2 a.m.

It’s been 4 years given that timeshare market tycoon David Siegel acquired the hotel and casino previously and most prominently known as the Las Vegas Hilton, a familiar destination with a long legacy of huge Vegas entertainment. He stamped his company’s name on it and promised enormous enhancements and remodellings. New dining establishments showed up and hotel spaces were upgraded and transformed to timeshare systems.

Most just recently, Westgate Las Vegas has actually rolled out an ambitious entertainment lineup, anchored by the return of Barry Manilow to the International Theater– he performed there from 2005 to 2010– and supported by three other brand-new programs getting here given that February. It’s practically too much to keep up with, which is why I decided to have a look at 3 of the Westgate’s offerings in one weeknight extravaganza.

The evening started with the family-friendly appeal of “The Magic of Jen Kramer,” which opened at the Westgate Cabaret in Might. Kramer is an energetic Yale graduate who’s been playing small Vegas places, trips and cruise liner for a few years and has likewise appeared on TELEVISION’s “Penn & & Teller: Fool Us” and “Masters of Illusion.” She engaged the audience with ease, lined up a shuffled Rubik’s Cube behind her back with one hand, satisfied with some streamlined sleight-of-hand card techniques and made a vanished hundred dollar expense appear in a tube of lipstick.

Some Vegas magic heavyweights were in the audience, consisting of the fantastic Mac King from Harrah’s and David Copperfield manufacturers Chris Kenner and Homer Liwag, and they appeared highly captivated by Kramer’s act. There are comparable threads between Kramer’s and Copperfield’s programs; there are differences in the scope of impression and production however both focus on linking on a human, psychological level and motivating sentimental marvel. Kramer pulled it off by adding pieces to a puzzle without increasing its size. She absolutely likes her task and her brand-new Westgate gig, provided at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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title=” Click to expand picture “> Jennifer Romas stars in “Sexxy.” Catching the last trick caused me to miss out on the opening number of “Soundtrack “at the International Theater, a magnetic musical production combining longtime Las Vegas favorites Clint Holmes and Earl Turner. Together with their flexible, impressive eight-piece band under the instructions of Christian Tamburr together with astonishing vocalist Serena Henry, the guys rattle on and roll through hits from everyone’s famous artists and share their own musical backstories, never ever slowing down or missing out on a beat. Holmes shines when bouncing off the band in an efficiency of a track off his Grammy-nominated album “Rendezvous” while Turner gets extremely smooth during acoustic covers of The Beatles’ “The Other Day” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Both performers can do it all and have been doing it all for decades, making “Soundtrack” a must-see. We’re more than midway through 2018 and I don’t see anything coming along that can challenge this treasure for the title of Finest Brand-new Program this year. It plays at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday when Manilow’s not in town.

I closed my night back at the Cabaret with Jennifer Romas’ “Sexxy,” the topless revue that’s been running here given that Romas, a dancer and choreographer with a lot of Vegas experience, developed and released the show for the Westgate in early 2015. It’s been doing so well that the casino simply signed “Sexxy” for four more years and it’s easy to see why: the energy level is off the charts, the performers are appealing and animated, there’s funny and strong singing from Gabriella Versace and even a daring aerial act. “Sexxy” wastes no time at all differentiating itself from comparable Vegas shows and is clearly a terrific enhance to the Westgate’s entertainment landscape. This place has all of it.

Check out all Westgate shows at westgateresorts.com.

DJ Dave Fogg keeps the music coming from the cubicle to the workplace

Dave Fogg could be a history instructor, if the curriculum were a timeline of Las Vegas’ greatest bars.

Ra at Luxor. Rain at the Palms. Scotch Sky at Green Valley Ranch. Hit after hit after hit, and Fogg, one of the city’s longest tenured DJs, has actually had a hand in every one of them, though not always from behind the decks.

“About 20 percent [of my profession] is DJing, [and] 80 percent is talent purchasing,” he describes. “DJing, though, without a doubt, is most likely my preferred thing.”

Fogg, the talent purchaser for Drai’s and a fixture on the Drai’s Beachclub phase, is a rarity on the Strip: a nightlife executive who has actually experienced the club scene’s development dating back to the late ’80s, while still moonlighting– or daylighting, as it were– as a DJ.

When he’s not spinning, he’s presenting a few of dance music’s greatest names to Las Vegas. “It’s sort of like bragging rights,” Fogg states of bringing high-end, frequently undiscovered skill to the city.

At Ra, where Pleasuredome was born, he was the first to sign Armin van Buuren, Jeff Mills and Timo Maas. At the Palms, Fogg provided Diplo his first Vegas residency.

“Electronic music wasn’t even called EDM back then,” he states, assessing his profession in the middle of a busy Thursday at Drai’s Beachclub, where he’s still offering up-and-coming dance artists like TroyBoi and Anna Lunoe their very first major direct exposure to Vegas club crowds.

“A DJ moving into the talent purchaser lane is a very logical and smooth relocation, however it’s really distinct [in Las Vegas],” Fogg states. “I think most skill buyers are coming from the office environment; possibly they worked as a tour supervisor or an agent.”

The artist’s frame of mind, and the understanding and experience that features it, made Fogg the best candidate for the function. On days like this, he’s hustling behind the scenes, scheduling artists, arranging transportation and hotel accommodations and conceptualizing marketing concepts with groups of managers and promoters. On other days he’s onstage in the sunshine, opening for Henry Fong or another artist on Drai’s daytime lineup.

“I often need to ensure [artists] get in the place,” Fogg discusses. “However it’s really laid back here; if I’m opening for somebody I’ll text the guy and let them understand, ‘I’m opening for you, I can’t come grab you.'”

In such a competitive market, Fogg resists the urge to call names on his dream list, but he has already added some personal favorites this season, Marc Kinchen and Green Velvet amongst them.

“These are men that really influenced me being a DJ. This is 20 to 30 years that we’re discussing,” he says. “I love the chance to book someone like that, whose records I grew up playing. There’s certainly times where I can fanboy out, when it’s proper.”