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‘Arts & Culture’

*Business Spotlight* Forever Motor City at the Riviera


Directed by Broadway veteran Gary Kupper and featuring a cast of brilliant entertainers and former members of legendary Motown musical groups, including The Jones, Main Ingredient, and The Spinners. Forever Motor City offers a non-stop, high-energy trip down memory lane. The iconic Motown sound, featuring the songs America grew up on, will be recreated down to the slightest vocal and musical nuance. Sing, dance and celebrate songs by such American icons as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and more.

*Family friendly.  No age restrictions.  Minors must be accompanied by adult.

Seniors get a 25% discount on VIP Tickets with the code SNR25.

Click HERE for purchase tickets.

*Business Spotlight* Forever Doo Wop at the Riviera


Starring an all-star, eight-person ensemble of lead singers from some of America’s most influential musical groups.  Forever Doo Wop takes audiences on an unforgettable journey through the exciting history of Doo Wop music. Paying homage to one of America’s most persuasive art forms, Forever Doo Wop is comprised of a series of vignettes and mini concerts, spanning all genres of Doo Wop. Cast credits include Early Clover, Grammy Award-winning singer Jerome Jackson, Tonja Foster and Terrence Forsythe, among others.

*Family friendly.  No age restrictions.  Minors must be accompanied by adult.

Seniors get a 25% discount on VIP Tickets with the code SNR25.

Click HERE for purchase tickets.

Da Vinci The Exhibition

About Da Vinci The Exhibitition:

Developed by Aurea Exhibitions and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Da Vinci The Exhibition is a hands-on examination of Da Vinci’s life, research and art. Featuring more than 65 fully built, life-sized inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays, guests will learn the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light and more.

Throughout the exhibition’s themed galleries, visitors will discover the breadth and scope of da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature, and the relationship between the three. The artist’s intricate designs and extraordinary early concepts are spotlighted, including his design for the helicopter, tank, SCUBA, crane, clock, submarine and his plan for a modern city. Additionally, various multimedia experiences and documentary presentations throughout the space will provide a multitude of supplementary information on da Vinci’s discoveries and creative process.

In addition to da Vinci’s role as an inventor, the exhibition investigates a collection of da Vinci’s most renowned paintings, including some controversial works traditionally attributed to him, but not yet authenticated. Guests will have the opportunity to thoroughly study the artistic mastery behind such works as “Mona Lisa,”“The Last Supper,”“Portrait of a Young Man,”“Virgin of the Rocks,”“St. John the Baptist” and more.

Now running through the end of the year.


This Saturday: Exclusive Philharmonic Discount!

The Las Vegas Philharmonic and The Smith Center invites SDLV readers to this Saturday’s performance of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. Click on the link below to purchase exclusive $15 tickets!

Two Masterworks that we have not performed for 10 years feature in our RISING STAR concert on Sat March 8th – Tchaikovsky’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 1 to be performed by multi award-winning German pianist Alexander Schimpf & Sibelius’s Second Symphony. David Lockington returns to conduct.


Exclusive SDLV Discount for “Casablanca” at the Smith Center!

Spend a romantic Saturday afternoon at The Smith Center with this dynamic new presentation of the timeless classic featuring the full-length film screened with Max Steiner’s lush orchestral score performed live by the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

SDLV is working together with the Las Vegas Phil to bring to exclusive $15 tickets to the Saturday, February 15th matinee. These tickets sell for between $46 and $64 normally–an over 50% discount! Simply click on the link below or call the Smith Center Box Office at 702-749-2000 and give them the code “SDLV.”



November 1-3: Día de Muertos at Springs Preserve

Día de Muertos

Nov. 1 to 3, 2013 from 4 to 9 p.m.

This 3,000-year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones is full of joy and tradition.

Expanding to three days this year, this family-friendly event blends rich customs with exciting activities such as live theater and dance performances, mariachis, face painting, sugar skull decorating and an art exhibition.

The Preserve will be decorated with entries from our annual altar contest. Registration for the altar contest is now closed.

Click HERE for Tickets

Art for the Soul Arts Festival: October 12th, 2013

Join us:  Art for the Soul Art Festival
Art for the Soul
Saturday, October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stillpoint: Center for Spiritual Development
8072 West Sahara Avenue, Suite D
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Art for the Soul is a popular, annual Stillpoint celebration of artists and artisans of Southern Nevada. Come and enjoy the variety of their unique creations! An exciting way to spend your Saturday morning. Browse; Admire; Shop; or just enjoy a “cuppa” or “Lilly’s Lemonade” with delicious homemade truffles and baked goods. A portion of proceeds benefit Stillpoint: Center for Spiritual Development.

Bring a friend and join us next Saturday for a fun-filled event!

Start your holiday shopping early with handmade gifts from Local Artists! Handmade Art! Jewelry! Holiday Items! Baked Goods!

Open to all.

Questions? Call Stillpoint at (702) 243-4040

Las Vegas Philharmonic to pay homage to the golden age of Hollywood & Broadway with “Dancing & Romancing” on Saturday, October 12 at The Smith Center

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Pops Series concert to feature the orchestra performing the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter & others conducted by Stuart Chafetz with guest singers & dancers Kirby Ward & Joan Hess

Tickets $25, $46, $64 & $94 available from The Smith Center Box Office 702.749.2000 or

            The glamor of legendary film dance duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and the timeless songwriting skills of composers including George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter will be celebrated at the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s first Pops Series concert for the 2013-14 season called “Dancing& Romancing” on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30PM in Reynolds Hall, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

            The concert will feature the full orchestra conducted by Stuart Chafetz and guest singers and seasoned Broadway performers Kirby Ward and Joan Hess.  In addition to singing, Mr. Ward and Ms. Hess will also display fancy footwork, dancing on the Reynolds Hall stage.  The program includes jewels from the Great American Songbook such as The Song Is You (Jerome Kern), Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, Steppin’ Out (Irving Berlin), I Could Have Danced All Night (Frederick Lowe) alongside orchestral performances of classic tunes including Begin the Beguine (Cole Porter), Girl Crazy Overture (George Gershwin), and many more.  Taken from the scores of hit Hollywood movies and timeless Broadway shows, the program is designed to conjure up the glamor and romance of the era.

            The concert will be conducted by Stuart Chafetz, a celebrated American Pops conductor known for his affable podium presence and engaging performances.  Mr. Ward and Ms. Hess have performed “Dancing & Romancing” with orchestras around the country and both are experienced musical theater professionals.  Mr. Ward choreographed and performed in Debbie Reynolds’ show when she performed in Las Vegas and choreographed for the late Donald O’Connor.  He also worked with Bette Midler and James Caan, choreographing their 1991 film For the Boys.  Ms. Hess played the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia! on Broadway and toured regionally in the title role of Gypsy.  She is also known to HBO viewers as the “Leggy Blonde” on the comedy, Flight of the Conchords.

“Pops” is the term used by symphony orchestras to describe programs that feature more traditional pop music by composers such as George Gershwin and from genres such as film and theater.  The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform five Pops Series programs during the 2013-14 season, including its annual holiday concert on December 7 and a presentation of the classic film Casablanca on February 15 featuring the orchestra performing the film score live on stage.  (Full Pops Series program online here.)  With many members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic also seasoned Las Vegas Strip show musicians, the orchestra demonstrates an unusual adaptability and skill for pops performances that is often praised by visiting conductors and guest artists.


This season the Las Vegas Philharmonic is offering a new low-cost ticket price of $25 for balcony seating at all of its concerts.  Seats in other sections are priced $46, $64 and $94.  Tickets are available from The Smith Center Box Office, phone 702.749.2000 or online from  A 50% student discount is available on all single ticket purchases (ID required.)  Group sales are available by calling the Las Vegas Philharmonic 702.258.5438.

The Smith Center ticket link

Las Vegas Philharmonic ticket link

2013-14 Pops Series Subscription Packages

Subscribers can still purchase tickets to the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s complete five-concert Pops Series.  Packages begin at $125 for a five-concert balcony section subscription through to $470 for an A section subscription.  Full details are available online at

Bus Service

The Las Vegas Philharmonic offers shuttle buses to The Smith Center from Summerlin (Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd) and Henderson (Anthem Center at Independence Center 2460 Hampton Road.)  Buses depart at 6:30PM for Pops concerts.  Bus passes must be purchased in advance and can be obtained when purchasing concert tickets, or by calling The Smith Center Patron Services at 702.749.2000.  Each bus pass costs $15 roundtrip per concert.

July 4th with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Frankie Moreno, Sam Riddle, Ellie Smith, and more!

Frankie Moreno, Sam Riddle & Ellie Smith to perform outdoors at 4th WITH THE PHIL in Symphony Park at The Smith Center on
Thursday, July 4th

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Symphony Park Family Fun Day & Fireworks 4PM-10PM
Tickets $10 adults; $5 children 12 & under

Includes live entertainment from 4PM & an audio simulcast of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Pops Concert from 7:30PM


Pops Concert in Reynolds Hall 7:30PM
with Matt Catingub, Clint Holmes & Kristen Hertzenberg
Tickets $25, $50, $75 & $125 VIP Packages
All concert ticket purchases include admission to Symphony Park


Tickets available from The Smith Center Box Office, Phone (702) 749-2000,
or visit


June 24, 2013 (Las Vegas, NV) Entertainer Frankie Moreno, country singer Sam Riddleand 2012 Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen Ellie Smith will bring performance pizzazz to the outdoor stage in Symphony Park on Thursday, July 4th at the new 4TH WITH THE PHIL event presented by the Las Vegas Philharmonic at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts from 4PM to 10PM.


The outdoor performances will begin soon after the gates to 4TH WITH THE PHIL open at 4PM with the day’s festivities launched by Ellie Smith performing the Star-Spangled Banner. Sixteen-year-old Ellie has sung the National Anthem and God Bless America across the country. Sports teams that have invited her to sing include the LA Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, LA Lakers and many more.  Ellie will also open the Pops Concert in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM singing the National Anthem.


Frankie Moreno, voted Best Strip Headliner by Las Vegas Weekly in 2012, headlines at The Stratosphere and frequently performs with Las Vegas Philharmonic concertmaster De Ann Letourneau who will join him on stage on July 4th.  Country singer Sam Riddle is well-known to Vegas audiences from performances at Gilley’s at Treasure Island and Club Madrid inside Sunset Station.  Throughout July Sam will perform every Sunday night on Fremont Street on the 3rd Street Stage.


The 4th WITH THE PHIL Family Fun Day in Symphony Park will also feature performances by local ensembles including Cajun/Zydeco group The Swamp Stompers, Civil War period ensemble The Mason Dixon Ramblers, Hawaiian musical artist Melle VasquezMariachi Mexico Antiguo and students from the Desert Suzuki Institute.


Admission to the 4th WITH THE PHIL Family Fun Day and Symphony Park is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  The Las Vegas Philharmonic encourages people to secure tickets in advance to avoid disappointment on July 4th should the park reach capacity.


Food & Beverage

A variety of July 4th traditional favorites will be available to purchase throughout the day including hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, ice cream, beer, wine, soda and water amongst other offerings. All purchases will be cash-only with ATMs provided on site.  Unlike previous Las Vegas Philharmonic outdoor picnic events, no outside food or beverages except bottled water will be permitted. A portion of the proceeds from food and beverage sales will go towards supporting the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the presenter of 4TH WITH THE PHIL, to help cover the costs of the event.


Las Vegas Philharmonic Pops Concert

4th WITH THE PHIL also includes a Pops Concert to be held in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM. The concert features the orchestra conducted by Matt Catingub with guest vocalists Clint Holmes and Kristen Hertzenberg.  All concert tickets include admission to Symphony Park from 4PM, giving people the opportunity to enjoy the outdoor performances before the indoor concert.  Audio of the concert will be simulcast into Symphony Park for those who choose to remain outdoors for the evening.   Concert tickets are $25, $50, $75 with a VIP $125 package available including a pre-concert BBQ.


Fireworks Display

At 9PM there will be a 4th WITH THE PHIL fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks. People inside Reynolds Hall will have the opportunity to leave the hall and watch the display outdoors.  The fireworks, which will be accompanied by live music audio simulcast into the park, will be video simulcast into Reynolds Hall.


DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Free Entry

As an added attraction, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, which is situated adjacent to The Smith Center, will re-open on July 4th from 5:30PM-7:30PM with free admission to 4th WITH THE PHIL ticket holders, including Symphony Park tickets.  After-hours entry to DISCOVERY will be on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.  The museum will have special Fourth of July-themed programming throughout the day.



Thursday, July 4, 4PM-10PM

Las Vegas Philharmonic presents


The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Avenue

4PM-10PM – Symphony Park Family Fun Day

Guests will not be allowed entry with recliners, chairs higher than 32”, or yard/table umbrellas. The Smith Center’s Boman Pavilion will be open throughout the day as a cooling station.

5:30PM-7:30PM – DISCOVERY Children’s Museum free after-hours entry to ticketholders

Note: free entry on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached; Regular hours 10AM-5PM, $12 entry aged 1-99.

7:30PM – Pops Concert, Reynolds Hall (audio simulcast into Symphony Park)

9:00PM – Fireworks over Symphony Park



Pops Concert in Reynolds Hall $25, $50, $75 & $125 VIP Packages
All concert ticket purchases include admission to Symphony Park
Symphony Park Family Fun Day $10 adults; $5 children 12 & under

Includes audio simulcast of the Pops Concert


Tickets available from The Smith Center Box Office, Phone (702) 749-2000, or visit



Parking for Symphony Park will be at the World Market Center, with pedestrian access across Grand Central Parkway.  Any drop-off for patrons with disabilities, taxis, etc should enter The Smith Center campus where a traffic guide will assist them.  Concert parking will be available at The Smith Center. Access to Symphony Park & Reynolds Hall is also available via the new pedestrian bridge from the City Hall carpark on Main Street.  The pedestrian bridge is also easily accessible from the RTC’s Bonneville Transit Center.

Las Vegas Philharmonic presents a new Independence Day celebration

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Las Vegas Philharmonic presents a new Independence Day celebration 
at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts,
Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Pops concert featuring the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra conducted by MATT CATINGUB with guest vocalists CLINT HOLMES and KRISTEN HERTZENBERG to be held in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM with audio simulcast into Symphony Park

Family fun day held in Symphony Park featuring live entertainment and food & beverage stalls from 4PM

Fireworks display over Symphony Park at 9PM 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum to offer free after-hours entry to all

4th with the Phil ticketholders from 5:30PM-7:30PM


Pre-sale tickets for Symphony Park entry & the Reynolds Hall concert, including a limited number of VIP packages, go on sale Monday, May 13th from The Smith Center Box Office, Phone (702) 749-2000, or visit

May 3rd, 2013 (Las Vegas, NV) The Las Vegas Philharmonic will bring back and expand upon a beloved tradition in July when it presents a new Independence Day celebration called 4thwith the Phil at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  The celebration on Thursday, July 4thwill include a family fun day held in Symphony Park from 4PM, a Pops concert held in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM and a fireworks display at 9PM over the park, located in downtown Las Vegas.  It will be the first Fourth of July concert in three years for the orchestra and marks its 15th birthday. Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 13th.

As an added attraction, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum that opened in Symphony Park’s Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center adjacent to The Smith Center in March will generously offer free entry to 4th with the Phil ticketholders from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.  All of the museum’s exhibits will be open including the three-story interactive feature The Summit, Fantasy Festival, Toddler Town, Water World, Solve It! Mystery Town and Young At Art.  Special Independence Day activities will also be available.


4th with the Phil Pops Concert in Reynolds Hall, 7:30PM

Las Vegas-based conductor Matt Catingub, the acclaimed Artistic Director and founder of the Glendale Pops Orchestra and the newly-launched Hawaii Pops Ensemble in addition to the Pops Conductor for the New Hampshire Music Festival, will lead the orchestra in a celebratory symphonic Pops concert.  The concert will conclude with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture performed during the fireworks display and the concert will feature two of Las Vegas’s most-beloved singers, Clint Holmes and Kristen Hertzenberg as special guest vocalists who will perform with Mr. Catingub who also sings and plays the saxophone.


Immediately prior to the performance of the 1812 Overture, concertgoers will have the opportunity to leave the hall to watch the fireworks display from the Reynolds Hall lobby or outside in Symphony Park.  The fireworks display will be telecast onto the big screen in Reynolds Hall for those who choose to remain inside.



Concert tickets are priced at $25, $50 and $75 and a limited number of VIP packages including box tier seats and entry to a pre-concert BBQ in the courtyard are available for $125 per person.  Doors will open to Reynolds Hall at 6PM.  All concert ticketholders will be permitted into Symphony Park from 4PM.  All Reynolds Hall concessions will also be available to concertgoers.

Tickets on sale Monday, May 13th from The Smith Center Box Office, phone (702) 749-2000 or online at


4th with the Phil in Symphony Park, 4PM-9:30PM

The day’s festivities will begin in Symphony Park at 4PM.  People are encouraged to bring a blanket and enjoy live musical entertainment on the outdoor stage during the day.  A variety of food and drink vendors will be onsite to provide July 4th favorites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, shaved ice, beverages and beer.  More details about the outdoor stage performers and concessions will be released in June.  (Note: No outside food or beverage, except bottled water, will be permitted into the park.)  The Smith Center’s Boman Pavilion will be open throughout the day as a cooling station.


When the Las Vegas Philharmonic Pops concert begins in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM, the music will be audio simulcast live out into the park.  The day concludes at 9:00PM with a fireworks display over the park by Zambelli Fireworks.



Entry to Symphony Park will be $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 12 and under.  Advance tickets on sale Monday, May 13th from The Smith Center Box Office, phone (702) 749-2000 or online at  Gate sales will be available on the day.


Born on the Fourth of July

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performed its inaugural concert on July 4th, 1998.  It has previously held Fourth of July concerts at The Hills Park and at Springs Preserve.  President & CEO Jeri Crawford says that following the orchestra’s first full season as a resident company in Reynolds Hall, it felt right for the Las Vegas Philharmonic to create a new community-focused, musical Fourth of July event that utilizes the (air-conditioned) hall but also expands into Symphony Park, reaching a wider audience.


4th with the Phil not only adds another Pops concert to our already expanded concert season but provides the wider Las Vegas community with a family-focused event.  As we celebrate our 15th birthday, we proudly proclaim to be “your” Las Vegas Philharmonic and so are willing to take on the financial challenges of presenting an event of this nature with the hope that it will become a new Las Vegas Independence Day tradition.  And we are thrilled to bring back the fireworks!  We are also delighted that our friends at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum are joining the party by opening their doors and helping us to foster our new cultural community in downtown Las Vegas.”


Individuals or companies interested in sponsoring 4th with the Phil are invited to contact Jeri Crawford at (702) 258-5438, ext. 221.