Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Celebrates 30th Anny with Alumni Showcase
In the heart of Downtown, housed in the historic original Las Vegas High School (c. 1932) building plus a blocks-large campus, exists an artists’ utopia where freedom of expression is fostered rather than suppressed—often with award-winning results. Founded 30 years ago as an almost experiment for the Clark County School District, i.e., a public magnet…
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Triple-Threat DJ Colette’s “When the Music’s Loud” Tour Comes to Vegas
Sometimes there’s a singer. Sometimes there’s a DJ. Sometimes there’s a singer with a DJ or a DJ that sings on their own productions in the studio. But how often do you see a DJ that’s also the live singer at the same time? A rare triple threat in the form of the legendary Colette will step…
Brunch with a Beat: Sundays are for House Music at 18bin
Tired of Kenny G elevator jazz wannabes or bad acoustic cover songs while trying to day-drink bottomless mimosas? The weekly Sunday soirée at 18bin in the Las Vegas Arts District is a welcome alternative to basic brunches thanks to its groovy vibes and grownup atmosphere. For the March 19 installment of House Music Brunch, guest…
Life Is Beautiful Review: Sin City’s favourite fest continues Vegas’ live performance legacy
Downtown Las Vegas may be the less-polished sibling to the glitz and glamour of The Strip only a few kilometres away, but for one weekend a year, it transforms into a fabulous festival playground.
Beyond the Life is Beautiful 2022 Headliners
From rock to R&B, underground electronic to local Las Vegas acts, and other diverse sounds, here are 10 artists we recommend adding to your schedule on the Life is Beautiful app. Apologies in advance for any conflicts—such is festival life!
What Can We Learn from Ultra Europe’s Undercard?
A grip of superstar DJs expectedly adorns the top of the flyer for Ultra Europe 2022 July 8-10 in Split, Croatia. However, when perusing those smaller logos on the lineup, numerous artists could be unfamiliar to a majority of audiences in America. Examined parallel to the flagship Ultra Music Festival in Miami during Miami Music…
Back to the (Sur)Real World: Exploring interactive exhibits with the aid of edibles
Re-entering the “real world” after 2020’s pandemic might prompt myriad emotions. Though it may be easiest to fall back in step with the comforting familiar, now is a fantastic time to go full carpe diem by welcoming new experiences. Thanks to three new interactive art installations in las Vegas, one can reinvigorate the senses. But…
Game Review: “Down the Rabbit Hole”
Imagine the delight of a 360-degree dollhouse/diorama come to life. That’s only the first of many awe-inspiring aspects of playing “Down the Rabbit Hole” on the Oculus Quest. You begin the gameplay as an unnamed (for a while, at least) girl who’s fallen down the rabbit hole while looking for her lost pet. However, this…
Club Quarantine: Gabriel & Dresden, Kristina Sky, Destructo, & Chris Cox Help Fight the Coronapocalypse Blues
Staying connected in this uncharted era of social distancing might be easier than ever before thanks to technology. However, as stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) are taking a mental toll on many, creative ways to fight isolation have emerged rapidly, including many artists in the world of music bringing fans…
Groove Cruise 2020 Was One to Remember
Whet Travel completed its 16th annual Groove Cruise this month with a sold-out journey from Miami to Costa Maya. The Celebrity Infinity once again became the home away from home for the Groove Cruise “captains,” who were able to enjoy nearly 100 hours of nonstop electronic music from multiple stages hosted by industry leaders including Markus Schulz’s Coldharbour Recordings, Nora En…