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THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs and promotions for September.
All Museum programs require registration. For more information on any of the public programs below and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.
Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld
Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: In the historic courtroom on the second floor. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission
Description: During the jazz age, mobsters and musicians built mutually beneficial partnerships. Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky’s love for jazz music provided Black artists such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday with opportunities that would not have otherwise existed. However, racial inequalities remained part of the underworld system. Veteran organized crime writer T.J. English will explore how the Mob’s influence helped set many musicians on a path to stardom. A book signing will follow the program.
Speaker: T.J. English is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist. He has written several books, including “Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld.”
Special Museum Admission Pricing for Life Is Beautiful Attendees
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Tuesday, Sept. 20
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: The Mob Museum
Cost: $5 off general admission for Life Is Beautiful attendees
Description: From Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Tuesday, Sept. 20, The Mob Museum will offer $5 off general admission for Life Is Beautiful attendees. Guests must show proof of a Life Is Beautiful ticket or wristband at the box office. This promotion cannot be combined with other offers.
Hispanic Leaders in Law: Celebrating Nevada’s Legal Pioneers
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 28
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Location: In the historic courtroom on the second floor. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in person or for the livestream link, click here.
Cost: Free for attendees
Description: In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Mob Museum welcomes esteemed Las Vegas Latino legal pioneers for a panel discussion about their careers and the growing demand for more Hispanic voices in Southern Nevada’s legal community. Developed in collaboration with the Clark County Bar Association and the Nevada Latino Bar Association, visitors are invited to attend and be a part of this noteworthy conversation.
- Judge Cristina Silva was nominated to the federal bench by President Joe Biden in 2021. Prior to her current role, she was the first woman and Latina to serve as the chief of the criminal division for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada.
- Judge Adriana Escobar has been a practicing attorney since 1991. Prior to joining the bench, Escobar worked as a deputy attorney general in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.
- Judge Vincent Ochoa has a breadth of legal experience spanning 40 years. In 1982, Ochoa had the privilege of representing the citizens of Nevada as one of the state’s deputy attorney generals.
- Leslie Nino Piro serves as a top legal adviser for Attorney General Aaron Ford on a broad range of legal and policy matters. In law school, she was a founding member of La Voz, the Hispanic law students’ association, as well as the Huellas Mentorship Program for aspiring Latino lawyers.
- Shakala Alvaranga, The Mob Museum’s director of public programs, will serve as the evening’s moderator.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.