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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.

The Lydian String Quartet Performs Feb. 20

The UNLV Performing Arts Center and UNLV School of Music welcome the Lydian String Quartet — recognized for welcoming the complete variety of the string quartet repertory with curiosity, virtuosity, and commitment to the highest artistic perfects of music making– at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center.

In a review, the Washington Post stated, “They revealed a fire that makes all ageless music forever contemporary.”

The quartet includes Andrea Seger, violin; Judith Eisenberg, violin; Mark Berger, viola; and Joshua Gordon, cello.

The night’s program includes: String Quartet No. 1, op. 12 – Felix Mendelssohn Arcadiana (1994) – Thomas Ad├Ęs String Quartet No. 13, op. 29, “Rosamunde” – Franz Schubert


Tickets to the Lydian String Quartet are $30, and can be acquired at the Performing Arts Center box office at 702-895-ARTS (2787) or on the PAC site. Student rush tickets are $5 each and offered one hour prior to each event based on availability and with valid student ID. UNLV faculty and personnel discount rates also are offered.

Package workplace is open from 10 a.m – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday.

Details about all of the season’s efficiencies can be discovered on the Carrying out Arts Center site.

About the PAC

The UNLV Carrying Out Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s first home for the arts: it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 42nd season this year. It hosts a variety of efficiencies and occasions 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 various Clark County School District arts celebrations and concerts.

UNLV Wind Orchestra Performs Thursday, Oct. 5

The UNLV Wind Orchestra is pleased to provide its first show of the season, “Bizarro,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Artemus Ham Auditorium. The show features performer extraordinaire Bob Anderson in a tribute to Vincent Falcone; UNLV Jazz professor Adam Schoreder, bari sax musician; and the Rancho High School Wind Ensemble, under the instructions of Clint Williams and Monica Guido in an unique visitor appearance.

General admission tickets are $10 an available at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center Box Office, at pac.unlv.edu, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Discounts are offered.

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).

YouTube Sensation Taylor Davis Performs at the PAC Sept. 29


Carrying out Arts Center is proud to welcome American violinist, author, and arranger Taylor Davis in her very first solo concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. A YouTube experience, her videos have been seen over 250 million times, and her newest album debuted at # 6 on the Billboard classical music chart.


Tickets to Taylor Davis are $50, $40, $30, $20, and can be acquired through the Performing Arts Center ticket officeor by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Student rush tickets are $10 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee) and readily available one hour prior to each event, based upon schedule and with legitimate trainee ID. UNLV faculty and personnel discounts likewise are readily available.

A $1.50 centers charge, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Carrying out Arts Center tickets. Package workplace is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

About the PAC

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s first house for the arts: it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 42nd season this year. It hosts a range of performances and events 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 also is pleased to host different Clark County School District Fine Arts celebrations and concerts.

For John Payne, it’s EDM and smile; ‘Baz’ performs quick change at Light


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John Payne sings “Superstition” for the crowd March 4, 2014, at the Stifler/Unscripted party from the Havana Room in the Tropicana.

Published Friday, July 3, 2015|3:49 p.m.

Updated Friday, July 3, 2015|8:27 p.m.

. The Kats Report Bureau was established for a time Wednesday night at Barnes & & Noble at Rainbow Promenade, where Holly Madison hosted a book-signing event for her new tome, “Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Experiences and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.”

Determining by the turnout, it’s evident that Madison’s popularity remains undeviating. She was seated for the signing at 7 p.m. The line of fans waiting to encounter her started forming at least an hour previously and wound around the boundary of the company and almost to the door. Barnes & & Noble authorities say they don’t give out official head counts for these events, but it appeared numerous hundred eager readers ended up.

Before she put Sharpie to sleeve, I spoke to Madison, a preferred topic since she showed up in Las Vegas about seven years ago. Over the next couple of days, we’ll be publishing columns in this space as well as in The Kats Report published in Las Vegas Weekly. Ground covered: Her loss of independence while living at the Playboy Estate, her only remorse, her patched-up friendship with Angel Porrino, prepares for a family and also for a follow-up to “Bunny Hole” (something in the “dating do’s and do n’ts” vein, harking to her single days).

Let’s flip page right here, now:

– John Payne is returning to the phase, but not as a singer, bass player or singer/bass player. Payne has actually developed a program that mixes EDM and DJ artistry and musicians playing instruments. The act and night of entertainment are called Vegas Rock Apocalypse, and it is set for 9 p.m. Aug. 8 at Fuso Club atop the Hustler Club (cover is $49.75; call 844-795-3131 for information). The idea is to provide a series of 4 sets by DJs with “blend rock ‘n’ roll and the club,” as Payne describes.

One of the gentlemen who brought “Robbing the Rock Vault” to the then-Las Vegas Hilton in March 2013 (just to discover himself banished from the show and bogged down in a lengthy and since-settled lawsuit with producer “Sir” Harry Cowell), Payne has actually gotten some severe players for this one-off showcase. Registered are drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) and Jeff Kollman of Payne’s most current band, Asia, on guitar. So far, those performing the DJ duties are DJ Liz Clark (who appears after Matt Goss’ programs at Caesars and is a routine host at Radius pool at the Stratosphere), and Payne himself. He’s preparing to employ 2 more big-name DJs soon.

Payne states he has a few more “huge” guitar players lined up. He has actually learnt through Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal about participating, however that specific monster guitarist can’t play this program due to the fact that of scheduling disputes. The music played will be timeless EDM tracks (if there is such a thing) from such star DJs as Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Tiesto mashed with live guitars, synthesizers and percussion. Considered that the original tracks themselves are samples of existing tracks, Payne states, “It resembles tasting the samples, I expect.”

The mix of percussion and EDM is not new; the late DJ AM and Travis Barker burned up such clubs as Pure and LAX with their turntables-and-percussion performances. But this effort is the current example of a trend that has artists (rock, classical and jazz amongst them) trying to take advantage of the popularity of EDM and use an area that is normally not in usage to produce live home entertainment. Fuso has a capability of 800 and is not made use of as a strip club.

“We’ve yapped about how these clubs have actually damaged traditional programs, and damaged live music in general, but the entire thing is that modification is often a good thing,” Payne says. “There is a cap and space for rock music to merge with EDM, and not simply in such a way where you’re doing a different variation of a Queen or Beastie Boys tune, but to come up with a new experience.”

And, the outfit code is vampire/steam punk. So strategy accordingly.

– Among the six principal performers in “For the Record: Baz” at Light in Mandalay Bay has taken leave from the program. Constantine Rousoulis, a physical and vocal force as one of the 3 male leads in the production, is reportedly back in L.A. and not currently onstage in the production on the Strip. A spokesperson for the production said Rousoulis is performing a last screen test for an independent movie and has taken some time away from “Baz” to participate in that shoot.

Meantime, Steve Mazurek is covering for him this week, with Payson Lewis taking over next week in the function originated in Las Vegas by Rousoulis (who is still noted on the “Baz” website as one of the ensemble performers). In the “For the Record” operation, such speedy swaps of artists is not uncommon, and while Rousoulis is a significant skill, this is not being presented as a significant taking place. Word is that he’ll be back, however no word on the “when” of all of it.

– More on the Michael Grimm schedule in VegasVille: He is booked for acoustic sets on Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York throughout July. These are various from his looks at the heretofore-unnamed efficiency place inside the hotel, which would be in August. Grimm’s first set in this series was Wednesday, and he is scheduled to play outdoors, totally free of charge, from 5:15 to 9:15 p.m. Monday, July 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30.

Others in the BR (Bridge Rotation) are popular Las Vegas artists Jim Buck (July 24-25) and Mike Johnson (July 9, 11, 13 and 17-18), newbie Cameron Calloway (discovered by hotel officials on YouTube) and Flamenco jazz artist Dirk K.

And a plug for Mr. Dollar is in order. He has actually just launched the CD “Tonight Is All About You,” which is not merely his own compositions. He plays every instrument and sings. He’s known as a fantastic guitar player, rightfully, but Buck wases initially a highly trained drummer. He’s best referred to as a member of Terry Fator’s backing band at the Mirage and also as a mainstay in Lon Bronson’s All-Star Band. Great artist. Excellent man, too.

Light Light Nightclub, switched on by Cirque du Soleil, brings A-list DJs, festival-style visuals and an amazing performance element to Mandalay Bay. Entertainers in Cirque-caliber costumes interact with visitors and perform aerial acts and dance numbers throughout the night set to a soundtrack provided by a few of the leading names in electronic dance music.
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89119

Mandalay Bay Resort & & Casino Mandalay Bay Resort & & Casino is a special destination resort set on 120 rich acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort provides 3 distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond acclaimed hotel, with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern-day tropical ambiance; 4 Seasons Hotel, a AAA 5 Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel, offering 424 spaces and suites; and the stand-alone all-suite THEhotel which will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas in late 2013. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise, including genuine sand, a wave swimming pool and the only climate-controlled, poolside video gaming in the city. Other equipment highlights consist of world-class home entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Occasions Center, acclaimed dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, Shark Reef Fish tank and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay’s providings likewise include BATHHOUSE Spa, Home of Blues Auditorium and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Location, a collection of unique shops and restaurants. In 2013, Mandalay Bay will certainly end up being home to a resident Cirque du Soleil production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119

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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.