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Local Teachers Receiving Free Tickets to See Gladys Knight

Local Teachers Receiving Free Tickets to See Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight is giving 50 tickets away each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening to local school teachers as a way of showing appreciation to these unsung heroes.

Through an arrangement with the Clark County School District, teachers from selected schools each week may obtain tickets from their principal to see Knight's new show at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

"Education is so important and with all the budget cut news for teachers these days, I wanted to give them a night to enjoy themselves, know that we appreciate them and provide some good news," Knight said.

In addition to their tickets, teachers will also receive a voucher for 10 percent off their purchase in the Gladys Knight Boutique.

Knight’s children and grandchildren attended school in Clark County when they were young and she was actively involved in their schooling throughout their education.

All-Star Roster of Artists Combine to Create 'A Sense of Place' at Bellagio Gallery

A new long-term exhibit opens at Bellagio's art gallery.

"I haven't seen it, and I've sailed farther than most men have dreamed."

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Idol"-Themed Competition Hosted at UNLV

"Idol"-Themed Competition Hosted at UNLV

UNLV hosted its own version of "American Idol."

Despite the recent upset of the elimination of Pia Toscano on the hit show "American Idol," UNLV still searched for an idol to call its own during "UNLV Idol Gives Back," on Wednesday in the Student Union Theater.

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Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.

Rhynchotherium Skull On Display May Be The Most Complete Specimen Yet.

Rhynchotherium Skull On Display May Be The Most Complete Specimen Yet.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum has recently put on exhibition a rhynchotherium specimen that will allow visitors and guests a first-hand look at one of the most complete displays of this prehistoric creature.

The Joshua Reid Anderson Foundation donated the rhynchotherium skull for display in the Museum's Prehistoric Mammal Gallery, later granting an additional donation that allowed the Museum to restore the skull to its current state.

The rynchotherium is an extinct member of the proboscidea (elephant) family that was found within the North America and Central America areas during the Miocene and Pliocene periods, with the species living for approximately ten million years.  The Museum's specimen was discovered in Arizona, and dating the skull shows this particular creature to have been in existence three million years ago.

'Butterfly' taking flight at UNLV

'Butterfly' taking flight at UNLV

This weekend, the UNLV Opera Theatre have paired up with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra to bring "Madame Butterfly" to the stage!

Leave the butterfly nets at home -- not proper opera etiquette, after all.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rainbow Theatre Holds Auditions for Adults, Children

Rainbow Theatre Holds Auditions for Adults, Children

The City of Las Vegas Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will hold auditions for the musical production, "How I Became a Pirate" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Roles are available for adults and young people ages 9 and up. Comfortable clothing that allows for movement should be worn, and a prepared song is strongly recommended.

The show is scheduled to run June 3-12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. For more information, call 229-6553.