Tivoli Village Artist Mario Basner To Represent Southern Nevada At The 2019 Venice Art Biennale FestivalTivoli Village Artist Mario Basner To Represent Southern Nevada At The 2019 Venice Art Biennale Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Tivoli Village award-winning artist Mario Basner has been hand-selected by the European Culture Center and the Global Art Affairs Foundation to showcase his artwork at the Venice Art Biennale taking place from Sat., May 11 through Sun., Nov. 24 in Italy. Basner is among 30 artists worldwide that have been globally selected to showcase intricate pieces to an audience of well over 500,000 attendees in a formal gallery setting. (more...)

The Smith Center Celebrates Five Years With Commemorative Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Last night (March 7, 2017), The Smith Center for the Performing Arts celebrated its milestone Fifth Anniversary with a sold-out, commemorative concert featuring Broadway favorites, local talents and more. Emceed by Broadway veterans and stars of THE LAST FIVE YEARS Adam Kantor (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and Betsy Wolfe (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) each talked about the last five years at The Smith Center. Featured performers included Brent Barrett (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), Santino Fontana (CINDERELLA) and Jessica Fontana (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Chandra Lee Schwartz (WICKED), Teller of Penn and Teller, Nate Dendy (THE TEMPEST), Christopher Convery (KINKY BOOTS), J. Elaine Marcos (MISS SAIGON), Christine Hudman (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Ashley Loren (BAZ - STAR CROSSED LOVE), Randal Keith (LES MISERABLES), Bruce Ewing (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), Alex Ellis (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Joan Sobel (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), and Nicole Pryor Dernersesian (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR) presented under the musical direction of Keith Thompson. Additionally, Las Vegas favorite Clint Holmes joined GRAMMY« and Tony«-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn onstage for an unforgettable performance of 'This Is the Moment.' (more...)

The Smith Center Shines Spotlight on Local Teachers at Inaugural Heart of Education Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

On Saturday, May 7, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts honored educators from the Las Vegas valley as it hosted The Heart of Education Awards. áThe special event powered by The Rogers Foundation recognized hundreds of Clark County School District (CCSD) teachers who have gone above and beyond for their students and have greatly contributed to their education, livelihood and betterment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Penn & Teller, JERSEY BOYS, Cirque du Soleil, Clint Holmes and More Highlight Nevada's 150th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

In an extraordinary show of Nevada pride and camaraderie, the artists, entertainers and celebrities who call the Silver State home came together last night at The Smith Center to celebrate the Nevada Sesquicentennial with a star-studded concert before a sold-out crowd, which included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and other dignitaries. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Smith Center to Partner with the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2011

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts recently became the newest partner of the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas (formerly the Culinary Training Academy), awarding a service contract to provide food and beverage services for patrons of the performing arts center upon its March 2012 opening. (more...)