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House opener: 80 predictions for the Golden Knights' ' inaugural season


Ross D. Franklin/ AP Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (88) celebrates his objective scored versus the Arizona Coyotes with Golden Knights left wing Erik Haula (56) and Golden Knights left wing David Perron (57) throughout the 3rd period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Golden Knights defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017|2 a.m.

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It’s been more than a year given that the Golden Knights revealed their group name and logo design at Toshiba Plaza, but lots of Las Vegas sports fans have actually waited decades for this day.

Tonight the Golden Knights will drop the puck in their first-ever home video game at 7 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena as they handle the Arizona Coyotes. The team is currently off to a fantastic start, becoming just the 3rd franchise group in NHL history to begin 2-0-0, and the very first to do it without the advantage of playing other growth teams.

For a little fun, I predicted anything and whatever I could consider we head into the season.

1. First goal at T-Mobile Arena: Colin Miller (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

2. First help at T-Mobile Arena: Cody Eakin (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

3. First charge at T-Mobile Arena: Luca Sbisa (slashing Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

4. First fight: Deryk Engelland (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

It’s obvious who the enforcer on this group is. For those who weren’t sure, Engelland strengthened it throughout the Golden Knights preseason home opener on Sept. 30. Kurtis MacDermid of the Kings provided exactly what Engelland considered an inexpensive shot on colleague Tomas Nosek, and Engelland right away dropped the gloves and threw down with MacDermid.

5. First conserve at T-Mobile Arena: Marc-Andre Fleury (Oct. 10 vs. Arizona)

6. Very first shutout: Marc-Andre Fleury (Oct. 27 vs. Colorado)

7. First win at T-Mobile Arena: Oct. 10 vs. Arizona

8. First loss at T-Mobile Arena: Oct. 15 vs. Detroit

9. Final record: 29-40-13 (71 points)

The over-under for the Golden Knights’ win overall was 26.5. They are currently more than 7 percent of the method there, and I think they discuss due to an early-season rise riding the momentum of the new franchise.

10. Home record: 17-17-7

11. Away record: 12-23-6

12. Department record: 10-15-4

13. Conference record: 19-26-5

14. Department finish: 7

15. Conference surface: 14

16. League surface: 29

17. 2018 draft position: 1st

18. Overall goals scored: 203

Only four teams in the NHL permitted more objectives than this last year. The Golden Knights have talent on defense, but many of their finest defenders (Colin Miller, Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Jason Fort) are offensive minded and will leave openings behind them.

19. Total goals permitted: 245

20. Power play goals scored: 28

21. Power play portion: 11%

22. Power play rank: 31

23. Power play objectives enabled: 41

24. Brief handed goals scored: 5

25. Brief handed objectives permitted: 8

26. Penalty kill percentage: 83%

27. Penalty kill rank: 9

28. Leader in goals: Jonathan Marchessault (27)

Marchessault scored 30 objectives in 2015 (tied with Connor McDavid just 3 behind

Alex Ovechkin). He will likely be using the leading line for the Golden Knights on most nights, which raises the level of competition. He may not match that this year but he’ll come close. The obvious choice through two games is James Neal, who already has three goals, but I’m not confident he will play adequate video games for Vegas to be the objective leader before being traded.

29. Leader in helps: Vadim Shipachyov (35)

30. Leader in points: Jonathan Marchessault (45)

31. Leader in typical time on ice: Jason Garrison (20:30)

32. Leading forward in average time on ice: Reilly Smith (18:10)

33. Leader in obstructed shots: Jason Fort (88)

34. Leader in saves: Marc-Andre Fleury (1,860)

35. Leader in objectives against average: Marc-Andre Fleury (2.89)

36. Leader in save portion: Marc-Andre Fleury (.912)

37. Leader in shutouts: Marc-Andre Fleury (5)

38. Leader in penalty minutes: Colin Miller (82)

39. Leader in fights: Deryk Engelland (7)

40. Leader in power play goals: James Neal (8)

41. Leader in power play helps: Vadim Shipachyov (14)

42. Leader in power play points: Vadim Shipachyov (18)

43. Leader in shorthanded goals: Reilly Smith (2)

44. Leader in shorthanded helps: Cody Eakin (2)

45. Leader in shorthanded points: Reilly Smith (3)

46. Leading defenseman in objectives: Colin Miller (11)

47. Leading defenseman in helps: Jason Garrison (18)

48. Leading defenseman in points: Colin Miller (21)

49. Golden Knights All-Stars: Marc-Andre Fleury

Fleury’s goals versus average might be the worst he’s had in a long time, but the three-time Stanley Cup champ will have plenty of highlight-worthy nights where he faces a lots of shots. Take the season opener for example, where Fleury stopped 45 of 46 shots.

50. Very first empty net objective: James Neal (Oct. 27 vs. Colorado)

51. Leader in video game winning goals: James Neal (5)

52. Leader in overtime objectives: Jonathan Marchessault (3)

53. Leader in shootout goals: Jonathan Marchessault (3)

54. Leader in shots: Jonathan Marchessault (203)

55. Leader in shooting percentage: Vadim Shipachyov (15.8 percent)

56. Leader in face-off wins: Cody Eakin (687)

57. Leader in face-off percentage: Cody Eakin (54.9 percent)

58. Leader in plus/minus: James Neal (+3)

59. Leader in CORSI for: Colin Miller (1,313)

60. Leader in CORSI versus: Jason Fort (1,264)

61. Leader in Fenwick for: Colin Miller (904)

62. Leader in Fenwick versus: Jason Fort (825)

63. Leader in offensive zone start percentage: Vadim Shipachyov (59.6)

64. Leader in defensive zone start portion: Cody Eakin (60)

65. Very first call-up from American Hockey League: Vadim Shipachyov

The Russian star from the Kontinental Hockey League started the year in the American Hockey League due to the fact that of roster numbers, however I think he’ll be raised quicker instead of later.

66. Second call-up from American Hockey League: Alex Tuch

67. Leading scorer that does not begin the season in NHL: Alex Tuch (7)

68. First hat trick: None

69. Player to exceed expectations: Cody Eakin

70. Gamer to fall short of expectations: Nate Schmidt

71. Over/under record: 45 Under/ 37 Over

72. Very popular jersey: # 29 Marc-Andre Fleury

73. Hottest ticket: Oct. 10, 2016 vs. Arizona Coyotes

74. 2nd hottest ticket: Dec. 31, 2016 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

75. Least attended video game: March 28, 2017 vs. Arizona Coyotes

76. Unexpected fan favorite: Brayden McNabb

77. Most jam-packed pre-game bar/restaurant: Beerhaus at The Park

78. Longest concession line at T-Mobile Arena during video games: Shake Shack

79. First gamer to have actually name shouted in arena: Marc-Andre Fleury

80. Most popular team chant in arena: Go Knights Go!

Crystal ball: 20 predictions for the Vegas Golden Knights’ inaugural season

First objective: David Perron

( October 6 at Dallas) The 29-year-old has played particularly well in the preseason.

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First help: Cody Eakin

(October 6 at Dallas) Eakin scored the first preseason goal at T-Mobile Arena, and the guess here is he’ll find Perron to put the set in the trivia books with the very first regular-season tally in group history.

First win: Dallas

(October 6) The Stars should be a far better group than the Knights this year and will likely make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, however Vegas has momentum like no group in league history.

First loss: Arizona

(October 7) Search for the Golden Knights to come up brief in the second video game of their first-ever back-to-back.

Very first home win: Arizona

(October 10) There will not be a regular season NHL video game with a more emotional atmosphere than the Golden Knights’ house opener. T-Mobile Arena will be loaded to the rafters, and the Golden Knights will feed off it.

First battle: Deryk Engelland

(October 10 vs. Arizona) In case we had actually wondered who the Knights’ enforcer would be, Engelland reminded us during the preseason house opener on September 30. When the Kings’ Kurtis MacDermid laid what Engelland deemed an inexpensive shot on teammate Tomas Nosek, Engelland dropped the gloves and tossed down.

First home loss: Boston

(October 15) The Bruins may not be exactly what they were a few years earlier, however they’re still playoff competitors in the Eastern Conference and must handle the Knights in teams’ first-ever meeting.

Very first shutout: Marc-Andre Fleury

(October 27 vs. Colorado) The three-time Stanley Cup Champ goaltender will certainly be peppered with more shots this season than he has actually been the previous couple of years with Pittsburgh, but the Avalanche is on par with the Golden Knights when it pertains to skill.

Last record: 29-40-13

(71 points) The sportsbook over-under for the Golden Knights’ win overall was 26.5 at press time. I say they eclipse that thanks to an early-season, excitement-fueled surge.

Home record: 17-17-7

The Golden Knights will have a fuller arena and a louder crowd than almost every group in the league, particularly amongst groups out of playoff contention. They’ll do better in your home than on the road.

Away record: 12-23-6

The group will put less talent on the ice than most opponents, so they’ll particularly struggle to win on the roadway.

Season leader, goals: Jonathan Marchessault

(28) Marchessault scored 30 last year– tied with Connor McDavid, simply 3 behind superstar Alex Ovechkin– and he’ll likely be playing on the top line for the Golden Knights the majority of nights.

Season leader, assists: Vadim Shipachyov

(34) The 30-year-old Russian has yet to play in the NHL, however he’s been an extraordinary playmaker in Russia for the past seven years. Shipachyov had 97 points last season with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League, consisting of 65 helps. Playing as the first-line center male for the Knights with Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault on his sides should give to a lot of help chances.

Total objectives scored: 203

That would have ranked seventh-worst in the NHL last season, about exactly what can be anticipated from a team doing not have real superstars. The Golden Knights will play an interesting brand of hockey, however they do not have elite objective scorers to put the puck in the net regularly.

Overall goals permitted: 245

Just four groups in the NHL enabled more goals than 245 in 2015. The Knights have talent on defense, but much of their finest protectors– Colin Miller, Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Jason Garrison– are offense-minded and will leave openings behind them.

League finish: 29 from 31

About exactly what you ‘d expect from an expansion team, but the future is bright.

2018 draft position: 1st

The Golden Knights should have better luck in the lotto than last year, when they fell to sixth. They might likewise trade up if need be.

Finest selling jersey: Marc-Andre Fleury

(No. 29) A runaway. The goalie has rapidly end up being the face of the franchise.

Unexpected fan favorite: Brayden McNabb

You may not know his name yet, but his bone-crushing hits and occasional battles need to make him popular.

Longest concession line at T-Mobile Arena: Shake Shack

It’s packed at every boxing match, UFC fight and show– why would it be any various for Golden Knights video games?

New season of '' SNL ' roars back by mocking Donald Trump early

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017|6 a.m.

New York City– The brand-new season of “Saturday Night Live” lost no time getting topical– or buffooning Donald Trump– with an opening sketch that featured Alec Baldwin skewering the president for his action to the cyclone that devastated Puerto Rico, threatening Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ job and mentioning his stand-off with the NFL.

“It’s all part of the strategy. The more chaos I trigger, the less people can focus,” Baldwin joked as Trump, wearing golf clothing in the Oval Workplace. “Let’s keep the chaos coming.”

In the sketch, Baldwin’s Trump was unclear that Puerto Rico was an American area, hung up on the mayor of San Juan, put Sessions playfully on his lap and confessed he liked football. “People state I advise them of an NFL player since I’m combative, I like to win and I may have a degenerative brain illness,” Baldwin stated. His Trump said he rewards loyalty but then ends the sketch palling around with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.

Trump was also a target on the program’s “Weekend Update,” with Colin Jost pointing out that hip-hop artist Pitbull was sending a personal airplane to help victims in Puerto Rico. “How is the president of the United States even worse at humanitarian help than Pitbull?”

Michael Che likewise got into the act: “This isn’t really that complicated, male. It’s cyclone relief. These people require aid. You simply did this for white individuals twice. Do the exact same thing. Tell Melania to put on her flood heels.”

Musical guest Jay-Z had his own political declaration when he used Colin Kaepernick’s jersey number, a nod to the football gamer’s choice to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” last season. Those were the only topical moments.

The comedy program wants to build off one of its most-watched seasons in more than twenty years thanks to Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy’s look as previous White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Both stars recently won Emmys for their work, as did Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton on the show, and on Saturday played Sessions and Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany.

Ryan Gosling was the host and in his opening monologue, which Emma Stone signed up with, made fun of himself as the guy “who saved jazz,” riffing off his role in “La La Land.” Gosling featured in some unusual sketches, consisting of romancing a chicken, overreacting to a restaurant menu switch, playing a flute player in a bar and a man obsessed with the font style on the “Avatar” poster.

In the offseason, “Saturday Night Live” saw the departure of cast members Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata. Those staying also consist of Cecily Strong, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney, Leslie Jones and Kenan Thompson.

'' SNL ' gears up for new season launch with Gosling, Jay-Z


Associated Press This mix photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay-Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of “Saturday Night Live,” on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017|6:01 a.m.

New York City– “Saturday Night Live” begins its brand-new season with Ryan Gosling as host, Jay-Z as the musical visitor– and quite likely some jokes at the expense of the White House.

The sketch funny show starts up once again Saturday and is hoping to construct off among its most-watched seasons in more than 20 years thanks to Alec Baldwin’s turn as President Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy’s appearances as former White Home press secretary Sean Spicer. Both actors just recently won Emmys for their work, as did Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton on the show.

The 90-minute show is now entering its 43rd season. It has grown so popular that it spun off the half-hour “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Summer season Edition” while the main show was on break.

UNLV Argument Team Begins 2017 Season With Unprecedented Success

The UNLV Dispute Team acquired wins and advanced to the elite eight of the season’s first tournament. 2 UNLV teams competed against a field of 115 rivals from prominent nationwide universities during the season-opening competition Sept. 16-18 at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Matthew Gomez, a senior government major, and Jeffrey Horn, a junior economics significant, finished the preliminary arguments with a 6-2 record, beating teams from Cal Berkeley (3 times), Kansas, Georgia, Northwestern, Emory, and George Mason University. The University of Kansas group that they defeated in the preliminary rounds went on to win the competition.

Horn and Gomez qualified for the elimination rounds as the 10th seed. They topped Cal Berkeley in the round of thirty two and Emory University in the Sweet Sixteen round prior to losing a very close debate in the Elite Eight round against a team from Northwestern University.

In the UNLV program’s recent 10-year history, this was the very best regular season nationwide tournament performance and establishes Horn and Gomez as one of the leading individual debate groups in the nation.

” This tournament was a game changer for our dispute program,” stated Jacob Thompson, the director of UNLV’s Debate Group “We are top-tier competitors. This team accomplishment was led by all of our students and training staff.”

UNLV was also represented at the tournament by Roman Kezios, a senior political science significant, and Reece Aguilar, a junior English major. Aguilar and Kezios ended up the initial arguments with a 5-3 record, defeating teams from Harvard, Michigan State, Wake Forest, Wayne State, and Cal Berkeley. Aguilar and Kezios got approved for the removal rounds of the tournament as the 24th seed.

“We have actually been working virtually non-stop because the start of August to prepare for this competition and for the upcoming season, and it’s fantastic to see that effort starting to settle,” Thompson stated.

Thompson has set the expectation bar high for members of the group. Ultimately, he states, the team is working to construct momentum for success at the National Debate Tournament (NDT), the championship game tournament for college policy debate.

“Our ultimate objective is to advance to the deep removal rounds of the NDT and to bring house a championship game to UNLV,” Thompson said.

The team competes next Sept. 22-24 at the West Coast Regional Season Opener at San Francisco State University.

About UNLV’s Dispute Team.

The acclaimed UNLV Dispute Team, established in 2007, has quickly grown into a nationwide powerhouse. The team concentrates on rapid-fire competitive policy dispute, contending in argument competitions held at universities across the U.S. Undergraduate students from any major can get involved on the team and develop their skills in public speaking, important thinking, research, and interrogation. The argument group is housed in the UNLV Interaction Research Department in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

Find out more at unlv.edu/debate

Selena Gomez'' s buddy gave her a kidney this summer season

Gomez revealed in an Instagram post Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, that she received a kidney transplant because of her struggle with Lupus. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)< img src =" /wp-content/uploads/2017/09/14912702_G.jpg" alt="Gomez exposed in an Instagram post Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, that she got a kidney transplant since of her struggle with Lupus. (Picture by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)"

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( Picture by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File). (CNN)– Selena Gomez revealed on Thursday that she received a kidney transplant from her BFF. The vocalist published a photo on Instagram that shows her and fellow actress Francia Raisa holding hands across their hospital beds. “I’m very aware some of my fans had actually observed I was laying low for part of the summer season and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my brand-new music, which I was incredibly pleased with,” Gomez wrote in the caption.”” So I discovered I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.”

Gomez revealed her Lupus medical diagnosis in 2015 and last year took some time off as she battled with the disease in addition to stress and anxiety and anxiety.

The super star stated the transplant was “exactly what I needed to provide for my overall health.”

She stated she eagerly anticipated sharing more with her fans later about her transplant journey, however in the meantime she wanted to thank her health group and Raisa.

” She offered me the supreme gift and sacrifice by contributing her kidney to me,” Gomez said. “I am incredibly blessed. I love you a lot sis.”

Raisa is an actress best understood for her function as Adrian Lee on the TV series “The Secret Life of the American Teen.”

On Thursday, Gomez fans swarmed Raisa’s most current Instagram picture to thank her for the kidney donation.

” You’re incredible,” one person commented. “You’re one hell of a friend.”

NCT Opens 2017-18 Season with “” Take Me Out”” Sept. 29

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season Sept. 29 with Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Andrew Paul directs.

Darren Lemming, the godlike center fielder of the New york city Empires has announced he is gay. The friendships between the star and his diverse, however conservative, colleagues become strained. When the skilled, however strongly bigoted, pitcher Shane Mungitt is added to the team, his racist and homophobic mindsets bring the simmering conflicts of the group to a terrible boiling point. Through the lens of America’s beloved leisure activity, playwright Greenberg probes the veins of racial and cultural stress that underpin our society and demonstrates how the love of a game could unify, or divide, all of us.

The cast consists of Cameron Bass as Rodriguez; Shane Cullum as Toddy Koovitz; Brandon Dawson as Kippy Sunderstrom; Joshua Horton as Davey Fight; Marcus Martinez as Martinez; Alexander Medlicott as Jason Chenier; Jacob Moore as The Skipper/William H. Danziger; Mario Peoples as Darren Lemming; Garrison Quizon as Takeshi Kawabata; Darek Riley as Shane Mungitt; Equity Actor Marcus Weiss as Mason Marzac; Ryan Baker as U/S Mason Marzac; Johann Heske as U/S Sunderstrom; and Tavius Strickland as U/S Davey Fight.

The production and style team include scenic designer Trevor Dotson, lighting designer John Wampler, sound designer Rosalie Chaleunsouck, costume designer Judy Ryerson, technical director Brian Smallwood, dramaturg Lezlie Cross, and production impresario Emma Slaney.

Program Dates/Times
7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 30 Oct. 5, 6, 7
2 p.m. Oct. 1, 7, 8

$33 scheduled seating Section A; $27.50 reserved seating Section B. Discounts are offered.

For tickets or extra information, check out the Carrying out Arts Center websiteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787).

Nevada Conservatory Theatre Announces its 2015-16 season

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season, a thrilling mix of Shakespeare, contemporary Broadway hits, and valued American classics.

Christopher Edwards, the artistic director for the NCT, invites the whole Las Vegas neighborhood to engage with the NCT throughout the 2015-16 season: “With an eye towards community engagement and entertainment for young and old alike, we want to get back to exactly what has actually made this theatre business promoting and available.”

The 2015-16 season provides something for everyone in your household, from among Shakespeare’s most long-lasting comedies, to Cole Porter’s traditional American musical, to a dramatization of Harper’ Lee’s ageless novel about coming of age in the racially-segregated south, to Quiara Alegr?a Hudes’s Pulitzer-prize winning play, which checks out the impact of war on a Latino household. Thrill your senses with our creepy Halloween program and feel the magic of the holiday season with our bi-annual production of A Christmas Carol.

In the Main Phase Series audiences will experience 5 expert programs including the work of nationally recognized theatre artists. The NCT will likewise provide three conservatory shows highlighting UNLV’s gifted MFA and Bachelor’s Degree students in its Studio Series. Also look for special events surrounding the theatrical offerings, such as a Halloween celebration, a Holiday celebration, Brush-Up-Your-Shakespeare workshops, playwriting workshops and new trainee matinees.

The 2015-16 season is as follows:

Much Ado about Absolutely nothing

by William Shakespeare
Sept. 17-20 (Studio Series)

In Shakespeare’s cherished romantic comedy, a lover’s trap is set for Benedick, a sworn bachelor and Beatrice, his preferred spoken sparring partner– the gloves are off and a comic love story remains in the making.

Water by the Spoonful

by Quiara Alegr?a Hudes
Oct. 2-11 (Main Phase Series)

When Elliot, a young Puerto Rican guy, returns home from Iraq, he finds that the lives of his member of the family are likewise in chaos. Through the strength of household and the neighborhood of chatroom, we see Elliot’s “look for human connection in a severe and destabilizing world” (Time). This play is winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Reward.

Title TBA

Oct. 23-Nov. 1 (Main Stage Series)

A Halloween treat of a program for the first annual Halloween Celebration.

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
December 2-13 (Main Phase Series)

The timeless holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who believes Christmas is a “humbug” till the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future remind him (and us) of what Christmas is truly all about.

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Christopher Sergel adjusted from the unique by Harper Lee
February 12-28 (Main Stage Series)

Harper Lee’s brilliant maturing story, told from a child’s viewpoint, which shows all of us how understanding and guts can accomplishment over hatred.


by Eric Bogosian
March 10-13 (Studio Series)

Bogosian’s disturbingly contemporary portrait of young, agitated, and disaffected Americans is as relevant today as it remained in 1994 when it premiered at Lincoln Center in New york city.

Kiss Me, Kate

by Cole Porter
April 29-May 8 (Main Stage Series)

Brush up your Shakespeare with this hilarious, toe-tapping musical about the joys and insanity of blending love, rivalry, and the theatre. This terrific traditional American musical presents the very best of well-known composer-lyricist Cole Porter, with hits such as “Too Darn Hot,” “So in Love,” and (obviously) “Brush up Your Shakespeare.”

Organic and Home Grown Playwright’s Festival

Dates TBA (Studio Series)

This brand-new Playwright’s Festival will provide world-premiere presentations of plays by Nevada playwrights. In this two-day brand-new plays workshop and reading series the NCT will showcase the best of regional voices from Southern Nevada.

UNLV Dance Announces 2017-18 Season– “The In Crowd””.

UNLV Dance reveals its 2017-18 season. For tickets, check out the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office or call 702-895-ARTS (2787). Season subscriptions with a savings of as much as 20 percent are offered, as well as individual tickets. Discount rates are offered.

In Orchestra 3
Oct. 20-21

The first concert of the year resumes the UNLV Dance and the UNLV Orchestra “In Orchestra” series. UNLV Dance will team with the UNLV Orchestra to provide Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Rather than simply reconstruct the initial ballet, the goal of the work is to gather a group of choreographers and tell the conventional story though the lens of many dance styles and categories, consisting of ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, and folk dance. “In Orchestra 3” also will bring members of the UNLV department of theatre into the mix by reciting some of Shakespeare’s original text throughout piece. “In Orchestra 3” will be presented in the Artemus W. Ham Auditorium.

Efficiency highlights:

Features Dance and Full Orchestra.
This is a new variation of the classic ballet Romeo and Juliet. A mixing of dance styles, genres, and kinds, with choreography by UNLV Dance faculty (Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Margot Mink Colbert, Richard Havey, Louis Kavouras, and Dolly Kelpecz-Momot) and guest artists (James Jeon, choreographer in house at Seoul Ballet Theatre; Jiyeon Kim, dance faculty at Korea National Sport University; and Jaesun Lee, dance professors at Korea National Sport University).
Music by Prokofiev performed by the UNLV Chamber orchestra under the instructions of Taras Krysa.
Lighting by Elizabeth Kline, with video forecasts by Beth Mehocic.
The production also will bring UNLV department of theatre into the mix reciting some of Shakespeare’s original text throughout the piece.

In Between
Nov. 16-19

November promises an amazing collection of dances from the bachelor of arts dance majors. “Between” presents these operate in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Dance Studio One, HFA, Space 111.

Efficiency Emphasizes:

Bachelor of arts majors choreograph this series of pieces. UNLV has been acknowledged by Backstage Magazine for its high-caliber choreography program.
Victoria Dale also will provide a work in this performance that later on will represent UNLV at the International Association of Blacks in Dance International Conference.
Dance artist-in-residence Kristine Keppel will provide a modern-day dance work in this show.

In Composition
March 2-3

UNLV Dance always has actually had a deep regard for original music composition. This is reflected in the department’s having a music composer-in-residence on its full-time faculty. Teacher Beth Mehocic will team up with UNLV School of Music structure faculty members Jennifer Bellor, Charles Halka, Diego Vega, and Cynthia Wong, in addition to dance professors choreographers Cathy Allen, Margot Mink Colbert, Victoria Dale, Richard Havey, Dolly Kelepecz-Momot, and Louis Kavouras to develop the performance “In Structure.”

“Interactions,” a new work composed by Mehocic, will feature an efficiency by Nancy Uscher, dean of the College of Fine Arts, with choreography by Louis Kavouras. “In Structure” will exist in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

In Stride
April 26-29

The season ends with “In Stride,” a collection of works choreographed by the bachelor of fine arts majors in dance performance and choreography. This program will be presented in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Dance Studio One, HFA, Room 111.

Season tickets are now on sale for $15 per performance at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center ticket office, conveniently situated on the northeast end of school attached to the south face of the parking garage. Maps and instructions are offered online. Individual show tickets also may be bought for $18 over the phone by calling (702) 895-ARTS (2787) or online at the PAC ticket office website. Discount tickets are readily available to elders, military members, all trainees, UNLV professors and staff, and UNLV alumni. Discounted season tickets are priced at $8 per efficiency and specific efficiency tickets are available for $10.


Oct. 6: Louis Kavouras will present excerpts from Erick Hawkins’ work “Plains Daybreak” as part of the Barrick Museum Celebration of the Arts occasion. The department of dance likewise will provide a movement improvisation at this occasion.

Oct. 3: James Jeon, choreographer in residence at Seoul Ballet Theatre in Seoul, South Korea, will provide a master class for regional talented ballet trainees. This class will be followed by a performance by Jeon, Louis Kavouras, Jiyeon Kim, and Jaesun Lee of the work they just recently created and presented at the Yeonsu Five-Sense Dance Project in Korea.