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Escobedo, Legacy Win Big at Music Competition

Escobedo Middle School and Legacy High School's Chamber Ensemble claimed top honors at the "Notes to Grow" music competition for local middle and high schools Saturday at Leavitt Middle School.

Both schools received $8,000 for their first-place finishes. A total of $36,000 in prize money sponsored by Las Vegas area Walmart and Sam's Club stores was divided among seven area schools’ music programs.

Local middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

Free snowshoe hikes offered at Mt. Charleston

Free snowshoe hikes offered at Mt. Charleston

Free snowshoe hikes at Mt. Charleston are being offered through the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMRNA) Education Department until the end of March.

A naturalist will outfit hikers with snowshoes and lead them on a one-hour hike of about a mile on a trail rated easy to moderate. Hikers experience the snow while discovering how the plants and animals survive the cold. Recent participants viewed animal tracks in the snow on the mountain.

"It's pretty active out there," said Jennifer Falkof with SMRNA. "If the naturalist sees something she can show you, she certainly will."

Snowshoes are one size fits all and it is recommended hikers be at least 6 years old.  For safety reasons, no dogs are allowed on hikes.

Participants should wear clothing that protects their heads, hands and feet from snow, cold, and wind. These interpretive walks are provided for individuals, families and groups every Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Nevada Ballet Program Lives Up to its Name With Expected, New

Nevada Ballet Program Lives Up to its Name With Expected, New

The Nevada Ballet Theatre's The Tried and True and The New was an intriguing feast for the senses that gave the audiences something to contemplate.

It was similar to a fine-dining tasting menu: a bit of this, more of that, all innovative and at once both serene and surprising.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada Ballet Theatre Presents The Tried and True and the New

Nevada Ballet Theatre Presents The Tried and True and the New

This weekend, the Nevada Ballet Theatre will be performing a series of works called The Tried and True and the New, which pairs traditional pieces such as Balanchine's Donizetti Variations with new works such as Canfield's Still, which will be premiering. 5 pieces will be performed by the NBT along with specials guests Matthew Rushing and Clifton Brown from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The Tried and True and the New will only be performed this weekend, from March 4th through March 6th!

Tickets for The Tried and True and the New start at $10 and are available at the Nevada Ballet Theatre's website. Performances will take place at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Cynthia Gregory brings experience to Nevada Ballet Theatre

Cynthia Gregory brings experience to Nevada Ballet Theatre

Famed American ballerina Cynthia Gregory brings some amazing experience to her role as the Nevada Ballet Theatre's artistic adviser and coach/

Cynthia Gregory's performance in the dual role of Odette/Odile in the American Ballet Theater's 1967 production of "Swan Lake" is universally considered a classic.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal