Frankie Moreno Extended for Another 10 Shows at Cabaret Jazz – starting July 1

Frankie Moreno Cabaret Jazz Residency at The Smith Center Extended for Another 10 Shows

Limited-Engagement Run to Start July 14-Sept. 29

 

Following a successful 12-show, limited-engagement residency, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Frankie Moreno will return for another 10 shows beginning next month. Starting July 14 and running through Sept. 29, dark July 28 and Aug. 4, Moreno will perform on Tuesday evenings in Cabaret Jazz at 8 p.m.

 

Moreno was first introduced to American audiences at the age of ten with his debut on CBS’s “Star Search.” Since then he hasn’t stopped. Named Best Strip Headliner by the Las Vegas Weekly and Best All Around Performer by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast-to- coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and graced such prestigious stages as the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

 

Moreno has played a nation-wide tour with Grammy-nominated artist Billy Currington and country superstars Sugarland. In 2009, multi-platinum artists Air Supply recruited Moreno to join them as their musical director for their world tour. He wrote their latest radio single “Dance with Me,” which reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Charts. Moreno has twice collaborated with Bell with both records reaching the top ten on the Billboard Charts.

 

In 2013, Moreno performed his hit “Tangerine Honey” on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” This led to many other TV shows, magazine profiles and sold-out concerts including a performance that was filmed for his national PBS special, “Frankie Moreno in Concert.”

 

Moreno, who is managed by Roc Nation, is collaborating on new music with producer, engineer and guitar legend Pat Thrall (Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber).

 

Tickets start at $25 for single show tickets and $250 for the 10-show series, plus applicable tax and fees, and will be available to the public Friday, June 12, at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For Preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

 

 

Frankie Moreno

About Cabaret Jazz

Another side to The Smith Center, Cabaret Jazz is an intimate and stylish venue where you can grab a bite, lift a glass and enjoy a true cabaret-style experience. An elegant yet easygoing club where one can be entertained by the finest musicians from across the country. Located across from Reynolds Hall inside the Boman Pavilion, the two-story, 244-seat space is ideal for jazz, cabaret and other events best seen and heard in an intimate setting – it’s the kind of place where live music truly comes alive. Keep up with the groove on social media, use #CabaretJazz.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

 

Kristen Hertzenberg Conjures Spellbound for Smith Center Return – Sept. 27

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Kristen Hertzenberg conjures Spellbound for Smith Center return

Celebrated singer performs two shows at Cabaret Jazz September 27

 

– She dazzled musical-goers as Christine in Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular. She delighted listeners with pianist Philip Fortenberry on her 2011 album Holidays from the Heart. She charmed critics like Las Vegas Sun columnist John Katsilometes, who called her “a graceful performer whose voice is at once lilting and limitless,” and Desert Companion magazine, which named her Best Torch Singer earlier this year. Now Kristen Hertzenberg returns to Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on September 27 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Backed by an eight-piece band, Hertzenberg unveils Spellbound, a love-haunted set of blues, rock, jazz, folk, and country.

In Spellbound, Hertzenberg takes the audience on a journey, weaving diverse songs into a rich, lyrically driven narrative of obsession and longing. Indeed, Hertzenberg’s newest show marks another compelling turn by the Texas-born singer who grew up listening to hip-hop before going on to earn a master’s in Opera Performance at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Spellbound is a show that displays the depth of her astonishing talent. It’s a love letter addressed to anyone who enjoys diverse music rendered with elegance, precision, and affection—every note sealed with a fervent kiss.

Hertzenberg always surrounds herself with Las Vegas’ finest performers. Her stellar band includes Martin Kaye, an award-winning British singer/songwriter and piano man who currently stars as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s, who recently released his second album, and whom Vegas Seven magazine named Best Actor in their 2013 Best of the City issue. Also in the band is Benjamin D. Hale, currently portraying Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet after a six-year run in Phantom. Hale just released his debut album with his own country/blues/rock band, the Crimson Balladeers. Other band members include George Bryant on drums, Joel Ferguson on pedal steel, Steve Flora on bass, Pablo Gadda on guitar, and vocalists Lisa Davis and Jolana Sampson.

Tickets are $29-45 and are available at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information call 702-749-2000.

Video clip of Kristen at Cabaret Jazz:

 

Kristen Hertzenberg

Steve March-Torme Performs At Smith Center Cabaret Jazz Las Vegas Sept 27 & Sept 28

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Steve March-Torme Performs “Snap, Sizzle Pop!” At the Smith Center’s Cabaret
Jazz in Las Vegas September 27 and September 28 Evening Performances 7 p.m.

Steve March-Tormé brings “Snap, Sizzle, Pop!” to the The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz on Sept. 27 and 28. Steve performs finger-snapping jazz standards, original songs, and enduring pop tunes in captivating, charismatic style and with an extraordinary voice that smolders on ballads and electrifies when it swings.

Evening performances are 7 p.m.

A natural interest exists in hearing Steve sing the songs for which his father, the legendary Mel Tormé, was known. And, Steve pays homage to this legacy by featuring some of the most enduring, well-crafted standards ever written, beautifully arranged to appeal to the most nostalgic listener as well as to thrill the most sophisticated. Steve’s other accomplished role model was his stepfather, Hal March (actor and host of The $64,000 Question Show), and it shows in the way Steve serves up his pop/jazz with wit, charm and a warmth that engages audiences from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to New York to London. Steve is backed by a quartet that grooves and soars as effortlessly as it swings: Steve Rawlins on piano, Bob Sachs on bass, Mike Mechem on drums, and Joe Lano on guitar.

Steve has an extraordinary vocal talent that stands on its own regardless of his famous last name. He performs in venues from intimate jazz clubs to Performing Arts Centers and symphonies to festivals worldwide. After a recent week-long engagement in London, Peter Vacher of London Jazz News wrote,” At the snap of a finger, he turned this colourful room into Las Vegas at show-time before moderating the tempo and making it the most intimate space in town. In the language of show business, he’s a class act.”

Steve relocated to the Midwest several years ago with his young family, and looks forward to a reunion of friends and family while he is in town–some coming in from Los Angeles, but many local. Among them, childhood friends Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche will be in the audience, along with his aunt, retired Nevada politician Myrna Williams, and her family. Show time is 7 p.m., and tickets are available at The Smith Center, tel 702-749-2000, www.thesmithcenter.com.

Steve will also appear on Dennis Bono’s radio/live performance show on Thurs.,Sept. 26th at approximately 1:00 p.m. and on Michele LaFong’s radio show the same day between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

www.stevemarchtorme.com

steve march Torme

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, a 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz Resident Artist Clint Holmes Gives Fans a Chance to Choose the Songs

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The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz Resident Artist Clint Holmes
Gives Fans a Chance to Choose the Songs

Holmes plays Cabaret Jazz Sept. 6 – 8, asks fans to Tweet their requests

For the first time, Clint Holmes is giving his fans a chance to choose the songs that he will perform during his upcoming shows inside Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center on Sept. 6 and 7 at 8:30 p.m. and Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

The resident artist inside Cabaret Jazz, The Smith Center’s intimate performance venue that seats 250 people, has been headlining inside the room since the opening of the center and is known for performing a different show each month.

This month, fans can Tweet Holmes at @ClintHolmesLV with their song request between now and Aug. 30 for a chance to hear the esteemed vocalist perform the song as part of his September show’s repertoire.

“We’ve had so many highlight moments inside Cabaret Jazz over the past year,” said Holmes. “Now, we have people who come month after month and always stop me after the show to say ‘I’d love to hear you sing this song.’ Or, ‘next month is my anniversary; would you sing this song for my wife and I?’”

“We’re giving fans a chance to let us know what they want to hear,” continued Holmes.

A master entertainer, Holmes is a Las Vegas gem and an internationally celebrated performer.  His shows feature a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of music each night, ranging from contemporary to jazz to Broadway. Showcasing the greatest songwriters from around the world, he creates a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, a 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

Jersey Boys Star Travis Cloer Brings Solo Performance “Setting the Standard” to The Smith Center, Feb. 4

Travis Cloer

Critically Acclaimed Jersey Boys Star Travis Cloer Brings
Solo Performance “Setting the Standard” to The Smith Center
Performance Takes Place at Cabaret Jazz on Monday, Feb. 4; Tickets On Sale Now

Jersey Boys star and recording artist, Travis Cloer, brings his versatile vocal styles and energetic show “Setting the Standard” to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for one night only on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. The performance will include songs from his album “Setting the Standard” and timeless hits from Broadway and jazz to R&B and pop.

Cloer currently stars as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas and has received critical acclaim for his role. Metro UK calls Cloer, “truly amazing” and says he “melts hearts with his voice.” Cloer has also performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Las Vegas Review-Journal called Cloer, “classy, jazzy, & Rat Pack smooth.”

“Setting the Standard” will take place in The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. Tickets are on sale now and are available by visiting www.TheSmithCenter.com or by calling The Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000.Ticket prices are $25 and $35.

For more information on Travis Cloer, please visit: www.TravisCloer.com

About Travis Cloer:
With an amazingly versatile voice, Travis Cloer has a unique ability to take a song of any genre and make it completely his own. After years of being one of the cruising industries’ most sought after entertainers, and a year and a half on Broadway with Jersey Boys, Cloer has expanded both his experience and personal repertoire in the performing arts. Cloer has enjoyed a recording career as both a vocalist and songwriter, debuting his first album “Setting the Standard” that features some of his favorite jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Cloer may now be seen onstage at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino starring as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.

Travis Cloer

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Unveils Cabaret Jazz

Acclaimed jazz artists and cabaret stars take stage at unique club at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Cabaret Jazz tickets go on sale January 27

 

Overlooking Symphony Park, the beautiful club called Cabaret Jazz will spotlight some of the world’s most gifted jazz artists and cabaret entertainers at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts beginning March 2012. Cabaret Jazz will showcase legendary names in entertainment and music history, including three-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Clint Holmes, SFJAZZ Collective, three-time Grammy® winner and saxophonist Brandford Marsalis, and cabaret vocalists Barbara Cook and Andrea Marcovicci. Tickets will go on sale beginning January 27, 2012, at 10 a.m.

 

Patrons can purchase individual tickets for all shows at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts by calling (702) 982-7805 or by visiting thesmithcenter.com. Tickets for most shows in Cabaret Jazz start at $35.

 

“Cabaret Jazz is the perfect place for local music lovers to enjoy collaborations and performances by our generation’s greatest musicians and entertainers,” said Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. “Outfitted with a unique ambience, exceptional food and an unbelievable artist line-up, it is the complete dining and club experience.”

 

Upon its opening in March, Cabaret Jazz will host a number of artists and entertainers. The addition of performances is ongoing and tickets are available to the public upon schedule confirmation. This is unlike other performances scheduled at The Smith Center, which are presented to the public season by season.

 

“Cabaret Jazz is a distinctly different venue than others at The Smith Center,” Martin said, noting that it will operate similar to popular live jazz and cabaret clubs that can be found in New York City or Chicago. “It’s an easygoing yet elegant club that will pay homage to the spirit of America’s music and will embody the spirit of Las Vegas.”

 

In addition, the club will offer a full-fledged food and beverage menu, complete with signature cocktails and a casual dining menu that will include everything from bourbon glazed short ribs to Baton Rouge style gumbo, as well as a list of lite bites.

 

Built with sophistication and elegance, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz provides a truly unique and cool experience for music lovers to embrace.

 

Taking center stage in the stunning, two-story Cabaret Jazz inside the Boman Pavilion, the performance lineup will highlight the following entertainers:

 

  • March 17-18, 2012 – SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Stevie Wonder
  • March 31, 2012 – Three-time Grammy®-winner Brandford Marsalis
  • Beginning April 2012, performing the first weekend of every month – Clint Holmes
  • April 13-14, 2012 – Andrea Marcovicci – Marcovicci Sings Movies
  • April 15-16, 2012 – Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik
  • April 20-21, 2012 – Joey DeFrancesco Trio
  • May 11-12, 2012 – James Gavin’s STORMY WEATHER: The Lena Horne Project
  • May 18-19, 2012 – Jane Monheit
  • May 24-27, 2012 – Barbara Cook
  • June 8 & 9, 2012 – Emily Bergl
  • June 15-16, 2012 – Lucy Woodward
  • June 29-30, 2012 – Preservation Hall Jazz Band

 

 

 

The SFJAZZ Collective is comprised of professional instrumentalists with exceptional talent and creativity. Together, they will perform select hits from the one-and-only Stevie Wonder, as well as original compositions from each member

 

One of the world’s most talented saxophonists, three-time Grammy®-winner Branford Marsalis, will deliver engaging performances from jazz to classical to funk, with exceptional precision and exuberance designed to excite the senses of audiences.

 

Beginning April 2012, Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes will begin his monthly residency, bringing his charm and charismatic presence to the stage. The acclaimed singer, who was named Las Vegas “Entertainer of the Year” three times, Las Vegas’ “Best Singer” four times by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and honored with the Sammy Davis Jr. Foundation award will return in an exclusive engagement at Cabaret Jazz. Holmes’ magnetic personality and high-energy performances, ranging from contemporary to jazz to Broadway, will light up the stage for an unforgettable night.

 

Renowned singer-songwriters turned music-theater composers Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik will team up to perform their most celebrated songs as well as new material based on their latest theatrical projects. Vega both wrote and stars in “Carson McCullers Talks About Love,” which opened at the Rattlestick Theater in NYC in the Spring 2011. Sheik, best known for the hit song “Barely Breathing” and writing the Tony and a Grammy-award winning Broadway musical “Spring Awakening,” also contributed music to the McCullers project. This is the rare co-bill where two artists will perform their new material together, exploring their uniquely narrative songwriting style. 

 

Two-time Grammy® nominee, Joey DeFrancesco emerged onto the jazz scene in 1989 with the release of his first album, All of Me, bringing back the Hammond B-3 Organ sound to popular music. Selected as the top jazz organist by Down Beat’s Critics and Readers Poll every year since 2003, DeFrancesco will perform live at Cabaret Jazz with his trio to deliver a swinging night filled with harmonic depth.  

 

Cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci illuminates how movie music has scored our lives with a performance the New York Times raved as “beautifully written, erudite and expertly performed.” With a dazzling array of movie songs from the 1930s to the 1990s with highlights such as The Way We Were, Thanks for the Memory, and As Time Goes By, “Marcovicci doesn’t just sing songs, she embraces their history and emotion” as noted by the Los Angeles Times. With her captivating voice and radiant enthusiasm, Marcovicci will continue to shine and inspire on the stage at Cabaret Jazz. 

 

Starring Mary Wilson of the Supremes, James Gavin’s STORMY WEATHER: The Lena Horne Project is about Hollywood’s first African-American goddess, reigning from MGM’s “dream factory” to a nightclub seductress to a civil rights icon. Performed by renowned celebrity Wilson, the legendary Supremes singer delivers a passionate and unsurpassed tribute to an outstanding American icon.

 

The delicate vocal styling of Jane Monheit has continued to hypnotize both the jazz and cabaret worlds, with the recent release of her tenth album. Monheit offers a mature and heartfelt sound perfectly suitable for Cabaret Jazz and audiences. With vocals at the peak of perfection, Monheit transforms each and every performance with ease and entertainment pleasure.

 

Commended as “the greatest theatrical singer in concert at the moment” by The London Times, Barbara Cook’s silvery soprano and purity of tone has delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Cook has accomplished a successful career as a concert and recording artist and is considered “Broadway’s favorite ingénue.” In addition, Cook was recently selected by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Center as an honoree for the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors.

 

Emily Bergl is best known for her role on “Desperate Housewives,” but her recent show received raves from sold out Oak Room audiences and the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News.  “Kidding on the Square” is vintage entertainment told from the perspective of a modern girl, an old fashioned show with stunning costume changes, audience participation, and character songs that run the gamut from broad comedy to intense drama.  Audiences are transported to a unique musical world that blends classic hits from Noel Coward to Fats Waller with modern favorites from Madonna to the Scissor Sisters. In the words of Stephen Holden, “Welcome to the second decade of the 21st century.”

 

Lucy Woodward is an expressive vocalist and an insightful and witty songwriter, acclaimed as an “International Artist to Watch” by Italian VogueWoodward drew inspiration from a deep well of jazz and pop influences with the release of her third album Hooked!, earning her rave reviews from critics including USA Today, who called Woodward’s music “A steamy, string-kissed slice of retro British pop by a versatile singer/songwriter.”

 

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from their venerable music venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Now celebrating their 50th Anniversary, the band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts:
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that will become the centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus will feature three performance spaces, the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall and Boman Pavilion’s 258-seat Cabaret Jazz and 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater, and will also be home to a 1.7 acre park, which can be used for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus will be the new location of the Discovery Children’s Museum.  The Smith Center will be the cultural center for Las Vegas – a place that will educate, entertain and excite the citizens of our great community.  Located in downtown’s 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center broke ground in May of 2009 with a ceremonial carillon bell casting and ringing. In February 2010, it celebrated its “Topping Out” with the raising of 50 tons of steel. The Smith Center will open in March 2012. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.thesmithcenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook.

 

City of Las Vegas Approves Transfer of Park Site Ownership to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

 
City of Las Vegas Approves Transfer of Park Site
Ownership to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Green Space Provides New Venue for Community

The City of Las Vegas approved the ownership transfer of a 1.7 acre green space in the 61-acre Symphony Park development in downtown Las Vegas to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts during its Oct, 19, 2011, city council meeting.  The park will be formally named Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park. In the same meeting, design plans for the highly anticipated space were also approved. The park, which will complete The Smith Center campus, will be located on the east side of Symphony Park Avenue, between Promenade Place and City Parkway.

 

The Smith Center will own and operate the park and will be responsible for developing programs for the outdoor space. The park will open to the public alongside the rest of the 5-acre cultural complex in a week-long opening celebration that will begin on March 10, 2012. Construction for the park is already underway.

 

“Whether it’s the green space, family activities, social interactions, public art or the sense of community identity such a space provides, great parks bring excitement to a community,” said The Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin. “With the addition of the Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park to our campus, we are able to present the arts to the public on a larger scale and turn downtown into the arts center of Southern Nevada.”

 

Martin added that the park is designed to become a multi-functional neighborhood gathering place, while also acting as a venue that can host concerts, festivals, community and private events. He also noted that, although the park is privately owned, it will be accessible to the public.

 

Design elements will include a custom art piece, created by Tim Bavington, which will serve as a backdrop to an elevated stage, strings of Tivoli lights spanning across the park to create a festive feeling during events, and additional commissioned art pieces peppered throughout the green space. Construction costs for the project are estimated at $10 million.

 

“The city commends The Smith Center and Reynolds Foundation in its leadership, ability and desire to take on this project and create a classic cultural center that our entire community will soon enjoy,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. 

 

Lifescapes International, Inc. is the landscape architect and designer of record for the park. The company is known for some of Southern Nevada and California’s exceptional landscape designs, including The Mirage in Las Vegas, to California’s Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, The Lakes Country Club and The Grove.

 

“Being involved with a project as significant as The Smith Center is an exciting and meaningful opportunity,” said Don Brinkerhoff, founder and chairman/CEO of Lifescapes. “This is a park that will be celebrated by the people of Southern Nevada.”

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that will become the centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus will feature three performance spaces, the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall and Boman Pavilion’s 258-seat Cabaret Jazz and 250-seat Studio Theater and will also be home to a 1.7 acre park, which can be used for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the new Discovery Children’s Museum will be located on the campus. The Smith Center will be a place that will educate, entertain and excite the citizens of our great community.  Located in downtown’s 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center broke ground in May of 2009 with a ceremonial Carillon bell casting and ringing.  In February 2010, it celebrated its “Topping Out” with the raising of 50 tons of steel. The Smith Center will open March 10, 2012. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, visit thesmithcenter.com.  Keep up with news and events on Facebook.