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Nevada Ballet Theatre, Cirque du Soleil join for sixth annual collaboration with showcase

Culture and showbiz collide in a showcase on the Las Vegas Strip this weekend.

In this corner: culture. In the opposite corner: showbiz on the Strip. But if you think the twain never meet, think again — because Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil mark their sixth annual collaboration this weekend with “A Choreographers’ Showcase.”

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National Geographic Photos Coming to Exhibit

National Geographic Photos Coming to Exhibit

 

Photographs from around the world will be highlighted in a National Geographic exhibit coming to The Venetian in February.

Beginning February 14, Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian will host the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic in Las Vegas, showcasing images including Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl,” Nick Nichols’ image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee, and Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca.

50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic will run for a limited engagement and will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last ticket sold at 6 p.m.) Tickets will cost $16; students with a valid ID, Nevada residents, military and seniors get in for $13. Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Taxes and fees not included.

Rare da Vinci Statue Coming to the Las Vegas Strip

Rare da Vinci Statue Coming to the Las Vegas Strip

 

A rare piece of art from Leonardo da Vinci will go on display at the Venetian Tuesday.

It is a bronze statue and cast known as “Horse and Rider.” The original work was created by da Vinci more than 500 years ago out of beeswax. The master was apparently working on a new type of process for casting sculptures. The beeswax began to deteriorate in the late 1900s, so a mold and bronze cast of the statue was created.

The statue and cast will be on display at da Vinci – The Genius Exhibition in the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery in the main lobby of the Venetian. It features a Renaissance military man riding a stallion. It was supposed to be a model for a statue to honor a French governor but da Vinci died before completing the project.

The exhibition will be on display through October at the Las Vegas Strip property.

True Genius on Display at Venetian

True Genius on Display at Venetian

People can get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest works in western art right now at the Venetian.

The "Mona Lisa" has a few secrets. Twenty-five, to be exact.

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Chaparral Students Enjoy Free Show on the Strip

Chaparral Students Enjoy Free Show on the Strip

Students and teachers from Chaparral High School got a chance to see "Le Reve – The Dream" at the Wynn Las Vegas Tuesday.

Wynn Las Vegas and the producers of  "Le Reve" gave the students and teachers the complimentary tickets because of their dedication and perseverance throughout the school year. The group included members of the swim team. The team continued to compete despite the fact it had to forfeit every competition because it didn’t have enough members.

Theater students were also at the special showing. The students continued to put on productions even after their budget had been cut. The tickets were handed out last month during Teacher Appreciation Week. The group was able to meet the cast members before taking a group photo.