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Performances - Theatre

John McEuen & John Carter Cash Will the Circle Be Unbroken and the tribute to The Carter Family
Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School

$10 pre-sale and $15 at the door

Featuring the stories and songs surrounding the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Flagship 1972 release, Will The Circle Be Unbroken. John McEuen joins forces with John Carter Cash (son of Johnny Cash and June Carter) and family to share the stories and memories.

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The Things They Carried
Saturday, September 6, 7 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School

In association with Young Audiences New York, Nevada Humanities and the city of Las Vegas presents The Literature to Life® stage presentation of

The Things They Carried

By Tim O’Brien
Performed by Billy Lyons
Directed by Wynn Handman
Pre and Post show Discussion

For information contact: Bobbie Ann Howell, (702) 800-4670 or
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Free and open to the public


Waddie Mitchell
Friday, October 17, Noon - 1 p.m.
Lloyd George US Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Blvd. 89101 Jury Room

Admission: Free

The Vegas Valley Book Festival invites to Las Vegas important literary voices that bring words to life though the written, spoken, and illustrated word. Internationally acclaimed Nevada Poet, Waddie Mitchell will perform works from his new album Sweat Equity, and share his favorite stories weaving words with rhyme and meter into an image of life on the land. Nevada Humanities, the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Vegas Valley Book Festival celebrate poetry with Nevada's Sesquicentennial poet Waddie Mitchell.


Howard Hughes: Footprints in the Desert Sand a Chautauqua presentation by Brian Kral
Friday, April 17, Noon - 1 p.m.
Lloyd George US Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Blvd. 89101 Jury Room

Admission: Free

For many Nevadans, the puzzle of Howard Hughes begins with a late-night arrival on a stretcher at the Desert Inn Hotel in 1966, and ends just as mysteriously four years later with his secret departure. Within that short time the elusive billionaire, film-producer and aviation pioneer never appeared in public—but he had purchased five Las Vegas hotels, a casino in Las Vegas and another in Reno, a television station, an air terminal, a regional airline, and thousands of acres of Nevada real estate. More importantly, he was credited with having legitimized corporate investment in the casino industry, which had long been associated with money laundering for the Mob. What many people don’t know, however, is that his involvement in Nevada began as early as the 1940s and continued into the 50s. In 1972, Hughes finally broke his personal silence with a press conference from a hotel in the Bahamas, to comment on a purported “autobiography” by Clifford Irving. This would be Hughes’ final comment on his life and achievements, and also on the persistent rumors about his strange appearance and obsessive behavior.


THE POWER OF STORY: Karla Huntsman and Rochelle Hooks
Friday, January 16, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Lloyd George US Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Blvd. 89101 Jury Room

Admission: Free

Story has the power to entertain, teach, and inspire. Come along with Karla and Rochelle as they take you on an entrancing journey to explore many varied types and styles of story—story with music, story with dance, the traditional folktale and personal tales to shake up your thinking and open your heart.


Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2014
Kuhusiani - “Ordinary Hearts, Extraordinary Minds”
Monday, August 4 to Saturday, August 9
Multiple Locations

In Honor of two Great Activists and Humanitarians Dr. Maya Angelou and Nelson Mandela

Kuhusiani, is the story of Maleek, a now troubled youth who is on the verge of being placed into the criminal justice system after a series of family and school disappointments. Maleek has determined that his road to success is to be a gangster rapper. His parents, though divorced, are unified in their belief that this sort of behavior is not a viable way to make a living and eventually support himself. He feels no one understands him. “What is a man to do?” Join us for this musical production which delves into the hearts and minds of young people expressed through dance, music and spoken word based on their life experiences.

Final Musical Productions featuring original material by the PVAC 2014 Collective

Aug. 4, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
House of Blues
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Aug. 4, 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Clark County Government Center Rotunda *Excerpts from the PVAC ’14 Final
Musical Production/75-minute program
500 S. Grand Central Parkway

Aug. 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Clark County Library Theater
1401 East Flamingo Road

Aug. 9, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library Theatre
951 West Lake Mead Blvd.

Admission is free, but a ticket is required to attend the final performance held on Saturday, August 9.
For more information or tickets; please call 702-229-4800.

PVAC is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the International House of Blues Foundation.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Clark County Outside Agency Grant (OAC).


City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Thursday 229-6511 / Friday - Saturday 229-6383