Performances - Theatre
The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)
Hosted by Keith Brantley
Friday, May 16
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800
Fridays, May 16 and June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local poetry talent
Ugandan Orphans Choir (all ages)
“Meet and Greet,” Reception
Friday, May 16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Admission is free; but space is limited. Please call (702) 229-4800 to RSVP in advance.
Ugandan Orphans Choir Performance
Saturday, May 17, 3 - 4 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Admission is Free!
Join us as the Ugandan Orphans Choir spreads hope for children in poverty. This choir of ten children perform traditional Ugandan songs and dances; an authentic afternoon of cultural song dance and storytelling, while raising awareness on the power of child sponsorship. The event is cosponsored by the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District. For more information, please call (702) 229-4800.
Ozma of Oz
Friday, April 25 to Saturday, May 4
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush Street, 89107 229-6553/6383
April 25, 26; May 2, 3 at 7 p.m.
April 27; May 3, 4 at 2 p.m.
This modern fantasy explores the relationship between a now teenage Dorothy and her elderly Uncle Henry. After they are swept off a boat, they find themselves in the Land of Oz where time does not exist—but lots of thrilling adventures do! Don’t miss Bill, the giant wisecracking chicken, the wacky Wheelers, and the wonderfully wise Ozma.
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Babe Ruth, A Life and A Legend, a Chautauqua performance by Frank X. Mullen
Friday, April 18 to Friday, April 18, 2014. 12 p.m.
Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse inside the Jury Assembly Room- 333 Las Vegas Blvd South
Frank X. Mullen is an investigative reporter and author who has been giving Chautauqua portrayals since 1999. Besides Babe Ruth, his characters include Henry VIII, Albert Einstein, General U.S. Grant, John C. Fremont, and Edward R. Murrow. Mullen is author of “The Donner Party Chronicles,” a history of the Donner Party. He has won national , regional, and statewide journalism and writing awards and appeared on cable channels as a journalist and author. Mullen has twice been named Nevada's outstanding journalist by the Nevada Press Association.
Even today, the name Babe Ruth denotes greatness in any field of endeavor. George Herman Ruth was the son of a Baltimore saloon-keeper who sent the 7-year-old to a Catholic reform school. The minor league Baltimore Orioles “adopted” him and he was soon picked up by the major league Red Sox. In Boston he was on his way to the Hall of Fame as a pitcher, but he busted up games with his frequent home runs. By 1920 he was property of the New York Yankees, where he became a mythological figure.
The Bambino could be cruel or kind, crude or creative, but he was always entertaining. With his power hitting, he built the modern game of baseball. He will be remembered far beyond his 60 home runs in a single season or his career record of 714 home runs, milestones since surpassed by others. Even his bellyaches were epic. Ruth, a teammate said, was the only man who lived up to, or even surpassed, his legend.
This Humanities on the Road event is sponsored by Nevada Humanities, which is Nevada's nonprofit council affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.