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Henderson Gospel Fest Expanded to 2 Weekends


A popular festival in Henderson is now being extended to two weekends in February.

The City of Henderson and KCEP Power 88.1 FM are presenting the 10th annual Gospel Fest at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 South Green Valley Parkway. The festival will run Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, as well as Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23.

The festival coincides with Black History Month and offers a celebration of music, history and culture. Gates open at 5 p.m. on both Friday evenings and at 11 a.m. on both Saturday mornings. Admission is free.

The first weekend will feature the debut of “A Night of Soul” by Broadway in the Hood. It is a celebration of Detroit’s influence on popular music, featuring songs from great artists like Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five and Diana Ross.

Henderson Orchestra Opens Season with Familiar Tunes

The symphony goes with a simple set after taking the summer off.

Old friends - onstage and on the program - key the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 26th-season opener Friday night at the Henderson Pavilion.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Liberty High School Student Honored at Thespian Festival

Liberty High School Student Honored at Thespian Festival

A local high school student was honored at one of the most prestigious theatre showcases in the world.

Liberty High School student Jason Kreitz was one of 12 students selected to perform in the National Individual Events at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska in July.

Kreitz had to endure a week-long audition process which included 800 students from across the globe. He was asked to perform “Alive” from the musical “Jekyll and Hyde.”

The young Liberty High School student received a perfect score from a panel of six judges. Kretiz is under the direction of Liberty theatre director Sharon Chadwick.

Orchestra to Accompany Silent Film Classic

Orchestra to Accompany Silent Film Classic

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra will accompany a film classic Friday.

The orchestra will play the score to Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times.” The film will start at 8 p.m. Friday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. This is only the second time the orchestra has played along with a silent film. The first was last year when it accompanied Chaplin’s “City Lights.”

This is the only time silent movie fans will get a chance to watch the movie with a live orchestra in the United States this year. The Henderson Symphony Orchestra had to go through an approval process with Chaplin’s estate to show the film and use the score written by the screen legend himself.

The film will also be put together on site using a traditional splicing technique. An authentic 35mm reel-to-reel projector will be used to project the film on a giant screen above the orchestra.

Musical Jumps from Big Screen to Liberty

Musical Jumps from Big Screen to Liberty

By Charlene Lopez, Liberty High School

As soon as the curtains opened, the music started and the 1980’s-based play Footloose opened up with its classic theme song. Energy and excitement immediately filled the Liberty Theatre.

This crowd-pleaser of a play, performed April 25-28, was well received. Throughout the performance, there was either an audience member laughing, singing along or crying with sympathy.

The singing was outstanding, especially from Ren McCormack played by senior Marlon Bulaong. The character was spunky and energetic with exquisite dance moves. He played the crowd well by getting everyone to immediately fall in love with the outcast from Chicago who wants to change the small town of Bomont.

Last Weekend to See Cinderella at the Henderson Pavilion

This is the last weekend to see a production of Cinderella at the Henderson Pavilion.

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company will perform the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s fairytale musical Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The play tells the classic story with great songs from American theater icons.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. They can be purchased at hendersonlive.com, or by calling 267-4849. People can also visit the Henderson Pavilion Box Office.