DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Annual Fundraising Event, The Magic of DISCOVERY, Returns Saturday, Oct. 12

 

DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT, THE MAGIC OF DISCOVERY,
RETURNS SATURDAY, OCT. 12

DISCOVERY’s signature event, The Magic of DISCOVERY, will take place at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
for a ‘Homecoming Celebration’

 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum’s annual signature fundraising event, The Magic of DISCOVERY, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. This year the event, themed a Homecoming Celebration, will take place in the dynamic, state-of-the art DISCOVERY Children’s Museum located in Symphony Park.

 

The Magic of DISCOVERY is held to encourage members of the Las Vegas community to come together and raise critical funding to support the museum’s exhibits and outreach programs. In recognition of the museum’s mission to foster a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning, this year’s event will transform the museum’s traveling exhibit hall into a Homecoming Celebration.  In support of the event theme, guests are encouraged to come dressed showing their team or museum spirit. The Homecoming Celebration will feature a cocktail reception, strolling dinner and live entertainment provided by singer, Cali Tucker and Thurman White Academy’s student a cappella group, Big Steps. Guests will also be able to participate in a silent auction and luxury raffle filled with unforgettable items and experiences.

 

DISCOVERY will honor and celebrate the museum’s inaugural Chairman’s Advisory Council for their outstanding collective contributions to the museum over its 29 year history and ongoing efforts towards the museum’s goal of strengthening education. The evening will recognize the Council’s long-time support of the museum and their commitment to developing programming that encourages STEAM education and an inclusive, interactive experience for children and families from different socio-economic backgrounds.

 

The Chairman’s Advisory Council includes Chair, Judy Cebulko and Council Members, Dan Anderson, Steve Anderson, Jan Jones Blackhurst, Jeri Crawford, Mark Fine, Gloria Fine, David Goldwater, Robin Greenspun, Steve Hill, John Klai, Judy Kropid, Barbara Molasky, Dedee Nave, Victor Onufrieff, Candy Schneider, Dee Snyder, Mark Tratos and Ric Truesdell.

 

In 2018, The Magic of DISCOVERY raised more than $300,000, which was essential to strengthening the museum’s innovative educational programs and community outreach efforts.

 

Individual tickets are available at $350 (Junior Varsity) and $500 (Varsity), in addition to sponsorship and branding opportunities. For more information click here, or contact events@discoverykidslv.org.

 

 

About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Established in 1984, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is the top interactive museum in the Las Vegas Valley, welcoming children and families to explore three entire floors packed with heart-pumping, brain-boosting, curiosity-satisfying fun, adventure and discovery. Having opened its doors in March 2013 as a nonprofit educational institution in Symphony Park, DISCOVERY serves as Las Vegas’ only children’s museum spanning across 26,000 square feet of interactive and educational hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine exhibition galleries featuring immersive traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their dearest curiosities while addressing the core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development.

 

For more information about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, visit www.discoverykidslv.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Excitement Builds For 2018 Construction vs. Cancer – Criss Angel Appearance High Lights First Annual Event

Excitement Builds For 2018 Construction vs. Cancer 
Criss Angel Appearance High Lights First Annual Event
Southern Nevada’s leading construction and heavy equipment firms will welcome hundreds of valley families to the first annual Construction vs. Cancer event with the American Cancer Society on February 10, 2018 at Symphony Park. The event offers pediatric cancer survivors, and their supporters, the chance to operate “yellow iron” – heavy equipment – with an assist from professional operators. Many of southern Nevada’s largest construction and mining companies have stepped forward to underwrite the event which raises funds to provide programs and services for individuals with all types of cancer and to fund cancer research.
World-renowned entertainer Criss Angel will make an appearance, and be given the American Cancer Society Compassionate Heart Award, presented by Barrick, for his tireless dedication to advancing cancer research. The MINDFREAK LIVE! creator and star will receive the award during special ceremonies at Construction vs. Cancer event stage.
Additional attractions will include a performance by MGM Grand dance artists, Jabbawockeez, displays with LVMPD patrol cars for up-close-and-personal experiences.
Known for large scale construction and heavy equipment, Las Vegas Paving took a leadership role in the launch of the event, and was soon joined by Nevada’s leading heavy construction firms to establish a world class experience for children of all ages. A website supporting the event can be found at www. constructionvscancer.org .
The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 10, at Symphony Park, 100 South City Parkway in Las Vegas.
“One of the best parts of our job is any time a child walks near one of our sites and looks with amazement at all the activity and equipment,” said Lori Mendenhall, of Las Vegas Paving. “We are delighted to participate in this inaugural event which will be a memorable experience for children and adults alike.”
Sponsors and ticketholders are “hard hats” for the day, helping operate heavy construction equipment at this family event. More than 2,000 big and little construction “operators” are expected to attend this unique fundraiser for The American Cancer Society.
For more information, please contact Denise Keegan at Denise.Keegan @cancer.org, tel. 702. 891.9007.

About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org .

The Smith Center Announces Five Shows to Spring/Summer Schedule

 

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The Smith Center Announces Five Shows to Spring/Summer Schedule

Tickets for Boz Scaggs, Frank Sinatra Jr., Lyle Lovett and Johnny Mathis Go On Sale Friday, March 27. ThePianoGuys Currently On Sale

 

The Smith Center is excited to welcome ThePianoGuys, Boz Scaggs, Frank Sinatra Jr., Lyle Lovett and Johnny Mathis to Reynolds Hall this spring and summer.

the piano guys

ThePianoGuys – Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson – are an American musical group who became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos that have garnered more than 500 million views on YouTube. Now headlining tours, the group has made over 50 music videos since early 2011, including their breakout hit, an innovative version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” On Monday, May 11, the remarkable foursome will treat audiences of all ages to a night of classical/pop crossover hits including songs from their fourth studio album Wonders such as “Let It Go” from the Disney movie Frozen, “Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends,” “Story of My Life” and an instrumental mash-up of Dave Matthews Band’s “Ants Marching” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”

Boz Scaggs

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist Boz Scaggs has been making musical hits since the ’60s. From his early days with the Steve Miller Band to his smash solo album, Silk Degrees, he has blended pop, rock and R&B in crowd favorite songs including “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown.” In recent years, Scaggs’ sound has drawn deeply from the wells of New Orleans jazz and Southern soul. His 2013 release, Memphis, was described as “sublime” by Rolling Stone magazine. On Wednesday, May 13, Scaggs will feature tracks from his gorgeous new, A Fool to Care, as a part of his impressive live repertoire.

frank jr

This year celebrations around the world will mark 100 years since the birth of one of the most beloved entertainers of all time, Frank Sinatra. On Saturday, June 20, Frank Sinatra Jr. will pay homage to his late father in a unique multimedia show taking in archived audiovisual material. With a full orchestra in tow, Sinatra Jr. will perform some of the best-loved songs made famous by his legendary father, including “Come Fly With Me,” “Strangers In The Night,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “New York, New York,” as well as delivering first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with the “Chairman of the Board.”

LyleLovett

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named the Texas State Musician. Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me since its release in 2012. The album was #1 for several weeks on the Americana charts and is quintessential Lovett – a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music. Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will perform Saturday, July 25.

Johnny Mathis

A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Johnny Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are”, “It’s Not For Me To Say”, “Wonderful, Wonderful”, and “Misty”, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and six Christmas albums during his almost six decades in the music industry. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. On Friday, July 31, Mathis will perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.

 

Tickets for ThePianoGuys are on sale now. Tickets for Boz Scaggs, Frank Sinatra Jr., Lyle Lovett and Johnny Mathis go on sale Friday, March 27 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.

 

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.

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts: Fall 2012 Season Adjustment; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Fall 2012 Season Adjustment; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
Anita Baker Performance Cancelled

The Smith Center for the Performing Artsregrets to announce that Anita Baker’s previously scheduled performance as part of the Fall 2012 season in Reynolds Hall on November 29, 2012 has been cancelled.

The Smith Center’s Fall 2012 Season remains packed with programming spanning the best in music, dance and special attractions from across the globe.  Tickets for all performances go on sale TOMORROW, August 17 at 10 a.m. Prices for individual tickets for the fall season begin at $24.

Highlights of the Fall 2012 Season include:

  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – October 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
  • Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen – November 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
  • Jim Brickman’s On a Winter’s Night – November 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

“The Fall 2012 Season further showcases The Smith Center’s commitment to bring culturally rich, diverse programming to Las Vegas,” says Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. “The season line-up truly offers a show for everyone, and the opportunity to experience something new as well.”

With the single purchase of five or more shows, there is a 10 percent discount and individual ticket fees do not apply, a savings that results in five shows for the price of four.

To purchase tickets for performances in the Fall 2012 Season, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com or call The Smith Center’s box office at (702) 749-2000.

FALL 2012 SEASON TITLES BY VENUE

REYNOLDS HALL

Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama Performing “Spirituals to Funk”
October 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
“Spirituals to Funk” features Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. John and 5-time Grammy® Award- winners The Blind Boys of Alabama. Under Dr. John’s musical direction, the world premiere of “Spirituals to Funk” represents the first ever touring partnership between two icons of American music. Based on the legendary Carnegie Hall “Spirituals to Swing” concerts produced by John Hammond in the 1930s, “Spirituals to Funk” features an integrated show that explores the connections between jazz, blues and gospel.

A State of the Union Conversation: An Evening with Frank Rich & Fran Lebowitz

October 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Forged in the belly of New York City, author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz leaves a cutting trail of wry and wit wherever she goes. Now with the presidential election heating up, she will take the stage alongside acclaimed journalist and Writer-at-Large for New York magazine Frank Rich. Together, they will kick off our illustrious Audi Speaker Series with a discussion on the current political climate, what is at stake and much more. This live, onstage conversation will conclude with 20-30 minutes of audience questions.

John Tesh: Big Band LIVE!
October 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
John Tesh and his Big Band Orchestra are “swinging” into town! On stage with 14 performers, John will play favorite big band tunes, including “In the Mood,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “Beyond the Sea” and many more. An all-around showman, John will treat you to piano solos, and will charm you with his engaging audience rapport. With three gold albums, two Grammy® nominations, and on the radio airwaves every day with the nationally-syndicated “John Tesh Radio Show,” John Tesh continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading and respected figure in the entertainment industry.

Pilobolus Dance Theatre
October 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Pilobolus, an inventive, athletic, witty, collaborative performance company, performs on the stage and screen using the human body as a medium for expression. The 2012 season marks Pilobolus’ 41st year. In keeping with the energy and spirit of its biological namesake — a phototropic fungus that thrives in farmyards— the company has continued to grow toward the light, expanding and refining its unique methods of collective creative production to assemble a repertoire of more than 100 choreographic works. The Washington Post says, “ Pilobolus embodies a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery. Making something new with the same standard body parts the rest of us have.”

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented in association with The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
October 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is one of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1936, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has dedicated itself to presenting the world’s greatest music to audiences in Israel and around the world. Founded by Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra represents the fulfillment of his dream “to unite the desire of the country for an orchestra with the desire of the Jewish musicians for a country.” Renowned music director Zubin Mehta and pianist Yuja Wang will lead the orchestra in a delightful performance including the works of Schubert, Chopin and Brahms.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
November 4 & 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
On a single stage, an entire culture can be brought to life. Through rhythm, movement and music, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico takes audiences through time to explore Mexico’s rich history of tradition, folklore and social change. Created by Amalia Hernández over five decades ago, Ballet Folklorico today is known as the artistic ambassador of Mexico. They have travelled the world, showcasing a history that few know but all learn to love. So compelling, so distinct, they have received countless awards including the prestigious first place award in the Festival of Nations in Paris. Now you can see their passion and talent shine right here at The Smith Center.

Clifford the Big Red Dog ™ – LIVE!
November 6, 2012, 6 p.m.
In this new musical adventure, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth will take audiences on a journey to Birdwell Island with their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta, and Mac.  They will learn about Clifford’s BE BIG!™ Ideas — Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Help Others, Believe In Yourself and Be A Good Friend — with laughter, songs and dancing that the whole family will love. Clifford’s Big Ideas came out of the curriculum developed for the award-winning animated television series Clifford the Big Red Dog™, based on the books by Norman Bridwell, which airs on PBS KIDS®.

JAZZ ROOTS: BRAZIL meets FUNK featuring Sergio Mendes & Candy Dulfer
November 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Brazilian music and Funk find their roots in the drums and rhythms from West Africa. These organic elements form the musical DNA that is imbedded in all the music of the Americas. This performance brings together Grammy® Award-winning Sergio Mendes and Dutch-born alto saxophone star and Funk master, Candy Dulfer, to explore both incredible genres.

Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen
November 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. Vereen is currently touring his one man show, Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen, dazzling audiences throughout the world. Vereen’s show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.

Jim Brickman’s On A Winter’s Night
November 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
With more than seven million records sold, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best-selling solo piano artist of our time.  The two-time Grammy®-nominated, platinum-selling pianist and songwriter’s On A Winter’s Night weaves together holiday favorites of new and old, plus all his hits, in one spectacular concert. This live performance strikes the perfect balance between emotional, musical intimacy and audience interaction for the ideal winter’s night celebration.

The Irish Tenors – Wright, Kearns, Tynan – The Premiere Irish Holiday Celebration Tour
November 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
The Irish Tenors’ holiday celebration concert has become, over the past fourteen years, a firm family tradition, bringing together children, parents and grandparents into one audience. The performance blends the hauntingly beautiful music of Ireland and the glorious Christmas music that warms hearts, gets feet tapping, and lifts spirits high.

Classical Mystery Tour
November 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra.  What would that have sounded like?  The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert.  The full show presents some 30 Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written.  Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged “I Am the Walrus.”

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

Steve Solomon’s – MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY
September 28, 2012, 7 p.m.; September 29, 2012, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; September 30, 2012, 3 p.m.
Steve Solomon’s three-time award-winning show has met with rave reviews and great audience acclaim throughout the United States and overseas, and is becoming one of the longest-running one-man shows in Broadway history. Once again, we meet the people that we’re all too familiar with; the family members that make you remember why you left home in the first place. It’s a laugh-filled fest of everybody you know, have known, and some you’d want to forget but can’t, all brought to life on stage by the comic magic of Steve Solomon.

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Gershwin and Friends
October 7, 2012, 2 p.m.
Recently featured on PBS, Keyboard Conversations® is a unique concert-plus-commentary in which Jeffrey Siegel speaks to the audience about the music prior to performing each work in its entirety. Mr. Siegel presents an informal, accessible and highly entertaining introduction to the vast repertoire of the piano and to classical music in general.

Late Nite Catechism
November 30, 2012, 7 p.m.; December 1, 2012, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; December 2, 2012, 3 p.m.
This part catechism class, part stand-up routine is an interactive comedy and one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history. You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to the days of the Latin mass, meatless Fridays, and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles. Jeffrey Lyons from TV’s Sneak Previews calls the show “…something to savor and enjoy…one of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town.”

SYMPHONY PARK

ZOPPÉ – An Italian Family Circus
November 1 & 2, 2012, 7 p.m.; November 3, 2012, 2 & 7 p.m; November 4, 2012, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
In 1842, Napoleone and Ermengilda Zoppé founded Circo Zoppé near Venice, Italy, and their vision lives on as Zoppé, a traditional one-ring European circus.  Join the Zoppé family on their journey to an enchanted, thrilling world far from our digital age – to a world of acrobatics, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowns and lots of audience participation.  Always charming, often thrilling, Zoppé is an intimate, involving experience.  In their 600-seat tent, no one is more than 25 feet from the ring!

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Located in downtown’s 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that is the new 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 features 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.  It is also 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 is the cultural center for Las Vegas – a place that educates, entertains and excites the citizens of the Las Vegas community.  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.