HANK’S FINE STEAKS & MARTINIS
NOW ADDING KOBE BEEF TO EXTENSIVE MENU
HANK’S FINE STEAKS & MARTINIS
NOW ADDING KOBE BEEF TO EXTENSIVE MENU
JAZZ MUSICIAN, JAMES TORMÉ, TO HEADLINE
LAST FRIDAY, JUST ADD WATER STREET FESTIVAL
The City of Henderson and Las Vegas Weekly present The Last Friday, JAWS Festival, featuring jazz musician, James Tormé, as their musical headliner in Henderson, Nevada.
Multi award-winning jazz musician, James Tormé, is set to headline the Last Friday, Just Add Water Street Festival at the Henderson Event Plaza on Friday, August 25, 2017. Fresh from his world tour, Tormé will hit the stage from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Son to British actress, Janette Scott and 3-time Grammy Award Winning jazz legend, Mel Tormé, James Tormé is no stranger to the entertainment spotlight. While being born into an incredible family legacy, Tormé has managed to stand out on his own, creating quite a buzz for himself while doing so. Drawing inspiration from the “old school” and adding his own unique and modern flair, Tormé’s singing style is unlike any other; many are recognizing him as one of today’s best jazz singers. According to Jazz FMTM, “If you get a chance to see James Tormé, you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket.” Luckily stealing will not be necessary, as general admission to the Last Friday, JAWS Festival will be complimentary.
Sponsored by the City of Henderson and the Las Vegas Weekly, Last Friday was founded to resurrect and celebrate the community’s emerging arts and culture. Tormé’s personal ties and connections to the Henderson and Las Vegas communities are deeply rooted, making him the perfect performer to headline the event. “As somebody who has had family living in Henderson for over 70 years, in the form of my aunt, Myrna Williams, a longtime member of the Nevada legislature, and my father’s fabled history of performing on the Las Vegas Strip, culminating in the naming of Mel Tormé Way, I can’t tell you how thrilled and honored I am to have been selected as the artist for this year’s Best of Vegas/Last Friday JAWS kick-off,” says Tormé.
Tormé has put together a unique musical selection that attendees are sure to enjoy: “For the occasion, I’ve put a superstar ‘best of Vegas band’ together to perform the show with me. The show will celebrate all of the influences I grew up with, from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to my dad and peers of his like such as Chet Baker, Jack Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone and several others. My goal is to give everyone something to remember for years and years to come. I owe it to Las Vegas, and to all the people who are working so hard to make this unique event so special,” Tormé continues to say. “I am also very pleased to be contributing to this marvelous charity-oriented event.”
Tormé has performed and headlined at other historical and contemporary music venues such as The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall|LA Phil, Ronnie Scott’s, London, The Hippodrome Casino London, The Savoy Theater, London and Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Tormé has appeared in concert alongside with BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Les Paul’s Trio, Guy Barker’s Big Band, SWR Big Band, Germany and more.
Additional event highlights will feature and celebrate Las Vegas Weekly’s past and present Best of Vegas award honorees. The festival will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an exclusive VIP event starting at 6 p.m. for media, sponsors, and donors. For more information, visit www.justaddwaterstreet.com.
About Last Friday, Just Add Water Street
Last Friday is a community-centric initiative to inspire an ongoing effort between all sectors of Henderson both private and public with the historic Water Street District in the City of Henderson for the betterment of sustainable community growth while giving back. We look to cultivate and create a community driven, family-friendly event that inspires meaningful relationships and opportunities for all. Our plan is that Last Friday, Just Add Water Street aligns with those organizations, groups, and individuals who are engaged and are community-centric across all Southern Nevada for the betterment of creating a diverse yet meaningful experience. Visit www.justaddwaterstreet.com. Follow Last Friday on Facebook at www.facebook.com/justaddwaterstreet, Instagram @LastFridayHenderson, and Twitter @_justaddwaterst #JAWSNV.
UNION VILLAGE PURCHASES CLOSE TO 170 GROSS
FROM THE CITY OF HENDERSON TO BUILD
THE WORLD’S FIRST INTEGRATED HEALTH VILLAGE
Sells 38.5 acres to The Valley Health System to construct acute care
On Jan. 21, 2014 Union Village, LLC purchased around 170 gross acres of land located at the northeast corner of US 93/95 and Galleria Drive from the City of Henderson, which will be used to construct the world’s first Integrated Health Village. Immediately following the purchase, Union Village sold 38.5 acres of the land to The Valley Health System who will use the acreage to develop an acute care hospital within the health care complex.
Called Union Village, the visionary model for health care will offer a world-class hospital complex and health center, residential, entertainment and specialty retail space, a vibrant senior retirement community and a civic and cultural arts center integrated into a master-planned community.
“Obviously we are pleased that this project has taken such a significant step forward,” said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. “Union Village is a project that will not only provide state-of-the-art health care to thousands of Nevadans, it will also provide important jobs to support our community. We are excited for this important milestone and look forward to their continued progress.”
“We are grateful to Mayor Hafen, the City Council members and the City of Henderson staff for sharing our vision of developing the world’s first Integrated Health Village and for their unwavering support of our project through this protracted process,” remarked Union Village Managing Partner David Baker. “We are also very thankful to Karla Perez and the entire team at The Valley Health System for their leadership as our healthcare partner. We look forward to breaking ground and creating thousands of jobs for the state of Nevada. With this important step, the vision of Union Village as a world-class health care center is on its way to becoming a reality.”
The project is expected to generate 17,000 jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenues for the local and state economies. The result will be an architecturally pleasing, technologically innovative and environmentally sustainable master-planned health village as a center of excellence for the Las Vegas community and the state of Nevada. Union Village will feature state-of-art patient-centric technology and design in a compelling live, learn, work and play environment.
About Union Village
Located in Henderson, Nev., Union Village will be the first Integrated Health Village in the world. Listed as the top healthcare building project in the U.S. by Health Facilities Management, the visionary model for health care will offer a world-class hospital complex and health center, residential, entertainment and specialty retail space, a vibrant senior retirement community and a civic and cultural arts center integrated into a master-planned community. The first of the three phases of the architecturally aesthetic, technologically innovative and environmentally sustainable village to be developed on around 170 acres, will include Union Centre, featuring a state-of-the-art hospital and healthcare complex; Union Plaza, a specialty retail center with medical offices, residential apartments, entertainment and a mid-range all-suite hotel; Union Place, home to a vibrant Senior Village; and Union Park, serving as the village’s cultural center.
Las Vegas Shakespeare Company Unveils $45 Million Expansion;
Becomes Nevada’s First Permanent Professional Resident Theatre Company
State of the art 499-seat theatre to be accompanied by the Bard Lounge,
Gallery OV – Opportunity Village Fine Art
and the return of Rosemary’s
The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (LVSC) today announced the kick off to its Capital campaign funding the renovation of the historic Reed Whipple Cultural Center. The 35,000 square foot center will be expanded to house a state of the art 499-seat theatre and rehearsal space as well as the Bard Lounge, Gallery OV – Opportunity Village Fine Art gallery and the return of Chef Mike Jordan to Las Vegas with Rosemary’s Café, a re-imagined twist on their storied Las Vegas restaurant.
“It was one year ago today that the City of Las Vegas entrusted us with this beautiful building, the Reed Whipple Center, and along with that trust they also gave us a mandate to bring a first-class professional theatre to our region,” says Dan Decker, Artistic Director for the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company. “This expansion allows us to create a multi-faceted cultural gem, anchored by Nevada’s first permanent, professional theater company, and become a model for contemporary resident theaters across the country.”
The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company won a lease for the Reed Whipple building by a unanimous vote of the Las Vegas City Council on September 7, 2011, as its first step in becoming Nevada’s first member of the League of Resident Theatres, (LORT), a theater industry organization of non-profit professional theater production companies which adhere to strict financial standards and utilize all professional union actors, directors, choreographers and designers. As the building is transformed into a full-functioning performance space LVSC will become the state’s very first professional resident LORT theatre company.
“When we leased Reed Whipple to LVSC, we knew they were a perfect fit for our vision of downtown,” says Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “Having Nevada’s very first permanent professional theater company residing in the heart of our city is a true coup for downtown and is a great step forward as we grow into a city which embraces and fosters the cultural arts.”
LVSC has been producing and performing world-class theatre plays and musicals since 2008, owing its early success to direct support from the Southern Nevada community. With an aim to produce full theatrical seasons in the new space by early 2014, LVSC will continue bringing the Bard to high school students across Clark County through its Shakespeare in Schools program and staging the beloved Shakespeare-In-The-Park and spring children’s musical for the City of Henderson.
“LVSC has always been a wonderful partner with the City of Henderson in bringing great quality entertainment to our community,” says Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. “We know that with this expansion and a permanent home will mean more fantastic productions, not just inside the new theatre, but beyond as we will continue to work together on initiatives including Shakespeare in the Park and the spring musical at the Henderson Pavilion.”
LVSC is embarking on a Capital Fund Drive to complete funding for the $45 million project, which has been conceptualized and designed by Gensler Architects to create a modern, technologically distinct playhouse and community focal point while paying homage to the Whipple Center’s distinctive 1960’s mid-mod architecture. LVSC aims to raise $15 million and break ground in early 2013. In addition to a world-class theatre, the expansion will also include amenities designed to make the center a cultural centerpiece in the downtown corridor.
“The LVSC is contributing to a real downtown renaissance, and this expansion will not just give us amazing live theatre from Shakespeare to musicals and beyond, it will also become a hub of activity and excitement year-round,” says Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow.
Included in the complex is the Bard Lounge, a chic spot for pre- and post-show cocktails and Gallery OV, Opportunity Village Fine Art, a retail art gallery featuring works created by the non-profit’s clients. One of the jewels of the complex is the return of celebrated Chef Mike Jordan, known for Las Vegas’ beloved fine dining restaurant, Rosemary’s. In partnership with the LVSC, Mike Jordan is reimagining his storied restaurant as Rosemary’s Café, an upscale eatery and bar including terrace dining, which will capture the beauty of the mountain vistas of the Valley region.
“I couldn’t be happier to be working with the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company to bring a taste of Rosemary’s back to the city that embraced us so much,” says Chef Mike Jordan. “We look forward to bringing back some old favorites and creating new ones.”
The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company hopes to break ground on the campus early next year with an aim to present its first season of Shakespeare, classic plays, musicals, children’s theatre and world premiere productions in early 2014.
The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company:
The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company’s mission is to create a vibrant professional resident theater and cultural arts institution to help promote a better quality of life for all residents of Nevada. The Company has been producing and performing world class professional entertainment in Southern Nevada since 2008 and took up residence at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center in the Fall of 2011. While its annual Shakespeare in the Park for the City of Henderson and Shakespeare in schools for the Clark County School District are valley staples, LVSC doesn’t stick strictly to the Bard, it also produces musicals at the Henderson Pavilion as well as other plays, children’s theatre and currently has in development two world premiere musicals.
The Company will open its new state of the art permanent home in 2014 at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center.