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Young Actors Easily Adapt to Joy of 'Bye Bye Birdie' at Winchester Cultural Center

Young actors get a history lesson while putting on a new production of a Broadway classic

How do you teach a troupe of young actors about the bizarre, innocent, retro madness that was the height of the rock 'n' roll era, circa the late '50s and early '60s? With movies, of course. And in the case of the Winchester Players' production of "Bye Bye Birdie," the primary source material was the 1963 movie adaptation of the 1961 musical that brought teenagers and capri pants to Broadway long before the guys from "Grease" ever slapped on their first handful of pomade.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Donate Food to Receive Free Blue Man Group Tickets

Donate Food to Receive Free Blue Man Group Tickets

Want free tickets to Blue Man Group? Donate food to Three Square this Saturday and they’re yours.

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Three Square to host the Summer Stock Up food drive where locals can exchange nonperishable food items for a complimentary show ticket. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Man Group Theatre inside The Venetian.

People can bring a bag of nonperishable food items in exchange for one complimentary ticket per person to either the 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. performance the same evening and a 15 percent off coupon to the Blue Man Group retail store, while supplies last. All food collected will benefit children from low-income homes, who are unable to take advantage of school lunch programs due to summer break.

Three Square’s list of needed items for patrons to choose from:

Military Personnel and Retirees Get Free Offers Thanks to Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment is showing its appreciation for our military members an offering free or discount tickets to several of its properties.

Rod Stewart Signs Two-Year Deal with Caesars Palace Colosseum

The group of top-flight headline acts at Caesars Palace grows again.

Rod Stewart will join the rotation of headliners at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with about 50 shows over two years. But, "there'll be no dancing ladies, no midgets, no magicians, no puffs of smoke or any of that," he cautioned.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

'America's Got Talent' Returning to Vegas

The popular variety search show again focuses on our valley.

All roads lead to Las Vegas. Including the one that leads "America's Got Talent" back to Neon Nirvana for the fifth time in six years.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Local Musician Tries to Set Mark for Longest Concert

Local Musician Tries to Set Mark for Longest Concert

Local musician Jefferson Montoya will set out to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Concert by a Solo Artist starting June 1 and ending June 3 at Tommy Rocker’s Cantina & Grill.

The 44-hour long event will feature more than 150 songs, both original music and cover songs performed with few breaks. Guinness rules state that the artist can only have 30 seconds between songs and five minutes rest for every 60 minutes played so the music will be almost continuous from midnight Wednesday through Friday night.

In addition to music from his three solo CD’s, Jefferson will perform songs from a wide variety of artists including Aimee Mann, Incubus, George Michael, Ne-Yo, Paramore, Queen and many more.

The world record currently is held by Richard Deschamps of France, and has been a much-pursued mark that has been attempted and captured a number of times since 2009.