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Nevada State College to Host iPhone Photography Exhibit

Nevada State College to Host iPhone Photography Exhibit

“Vegas from the Hip,” a photography exhibit of 99 images of Las Vegas all shot with iPhones and the Hipstamatic app, will open at Nevada State College at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Gregory Robinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Nevada State College coordinated the exhibit and selected 99 images from 41 photographers for the display.  The exhibit was funded with a grant from the Nevada Arts Council.

WHAT: Opening of “Vegas from the Hip,” a photography exhibit of iPhone images of Las Vegas taken with the Hipstamatic app

WHERE: Nevada State College Library - Henderson Branch, 303 S. Water St. (BW2 building), Henderson, Nev., 89015

WHEN: Friday, April 29 from 5 p.m.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.

Air Force Band to Perform Free Concert

Air Force Band to Perform Free Concert

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will hold a free public concert at 4 p.m. on April 17 at Eldorado High School.

The band has performed at gubernatorial inaugurations and presidential visits, and band members have worked with renowned artists such as Toni Tennille, Marvin Stamm, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Billy Dee Williams, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Rosemary Clooney, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vince Gill, and the Boston Brass.

The group performs more than 500 shows annually for roughly 1.5 million listeners. They play in civilian communities throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada, and also support events at 10 Air Force Bases, five Air Force Reserve Wings and five recruiting squadrons.

The Band of the Golden West, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., is the only remaining active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. For more information please visit www.bandofthegoldenwest.af.mil

Local Indian Festival Upcoming

Vaisakhi Mela 2011 will be held April 9 in the downtown area of the valley.

Entertainment will include Malkit Singh and Enkarma. There will also be children's games, face painting, jupmers, clowns and jugglers. Indian food and snack stalls will be available.

The event runs from noon-8 p.m. at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, next to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Amar Chadha at 807-1737, Raj Dhaliwal at 429-7354 or Sarbdeep Singh at 741-3387.

Rainbow Theatre Holds Auditions for Adults, Children

Rainbow Theatre Holds Auditions for Adults, Children

The City of Las Vegas Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will hold auditions for the musical production, "How I Became a Pirate" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Roles are available for adults and young people ages 9 and up. Comfortable clothing that allows for movement should be worn, and a prepared song is strongly recommended.

The show is scheduled to run June 3-12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. For more information, call 229-6553.

US Air Force Band of the Golden West to Perform with Students!

US Air Force Band of the Golden West to Perform with Students!

On April 17th, the United States Air force Band of the Golden West will be performing a free concert with local High School Students. Come see them at Eldorado High School- the concert starts at 4pm!

NOVA science series presents Japan’s Killer Quake March 30 on Vegas PBS

NOVA science series presents Japan’s Killer Quake March 30 on Vegas PBS

NOVA science series presents Japan’s Killer Quake, an original one-hour documentary at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 on Vegas PBS. The program takes viewers moment by moment through Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The program gives scientific context to the chain of events responsible for one of the most destructive disasters in recorded history with first-person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists currently on the scene.

Japan’s March 11 earthquake was the world’s fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900. The tsunami rushed Japan’s coast with 30-foot waves and traveled six miles inland, wiping out entire towns in minutes.