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Block Party Tonight

So just because you didn’t get the tickets to see the Symphonic Rock Show at the fabulous Smith Center that doesn’t mean to stay in. Tonight in downtown Las Vegas there will be a block party that takes place outside the famous Mob Bar. Movies and music can’t get better then that, Right? The 1974 hit, Blazing Saddles will kick off the event at 8pm and be displayed outdoors. Then at 11pm local electronic hip hop phenomenon Totescity will get you moving and fire up the party. Come enjoy and celebrate the end of summer with our downtown friends.

The Mob bar is located on 3rd St Between Stewart and Ogden. Take some pics and submit them to Beyond the Strip so they can be shared.

Hope to see you there!

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Classical Music and Classic Rock Collide at the Smith Center

Ready for some classic rock with a classical twist? I’ve got the show for you. The Smith Center for Performing Arts is hosting the return of the Symphonic Rock Show. The previous show was at the Henderson Pavilion in 2010 when vocalist Brody Dolynuik played his last show with local classic rock band, Yellow Brick Road. This month Dolynuik will reunite as the vocalist for the band and they will team up with a 21 piece orchestra to deliver a classic rock masterpiece.

If you have never heard rock with an orchestra before be prepared to be blown away as the sound will be state of the art. The exciting full sound you get to experience when listening to classical music will be merged with music from legendary bands. Led Zepplin, the Beatles, Aerosmith, Queen, Pink Floyd and others will be performed in their entirety along with lasers and specials effects bringing you a memorable performance.

The show will be held at the gorgeous Smith Center For Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall on Friday August 24, at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $24 to $79, with the higher priced tickets giving you access to an after party with live music and a meet & greet with Brody Dolyniuk (who also happens to be the producer) , Yellow Brick Road and some orchestra members.

You can get more info and purchase tickets online at http://www.thesmithcenter.com/events/symphonic-rockshow/

If you would like to get an idea about this type of music collision I suggest checking out the cello group, Apocalyptica. You can view their page at www.apocalyptica.com

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Las Vegas’ Friday Fun

Happy Friday Las Vegas! Here are a few community on goings today that you may be interested in checking out.

Fresh52 Artisan & Farmers Market will make its debut today at Town Square from 9am till 2pm. This is a great place to get the family together and check out all the local vendors with farm freshness, prepared foods and crafts. You will not be disappointed.

Senor Blues the Las Vegas’ first organic food truck will be parked today at Downtown3rd Farmers Market. The truck creates meals from locally grown produce and chemical free meats. The market will be open from 9am till 2pm and is located off of US 95 and Casino Center.

Yes, my friends it is the first Friday of the month and it’s time for that exciting downtown festival, First Friday. The event is free to get in so take a stop down and check out all the cool stuff our community has to offer. Casa Don Juan stays open late for the event, the Mob Bar is offering free valet parking and a DJ, just to mention a few extra perks! The festival is located in the Downtown Arts District with the hub at Casino Center between Colorado St. and California St with an extension on 3rd and Colorado. Also, Fremont East District is now participating in the event.

Should we talk about tomorrow too? Well, I just wanted to give a shout out for one of my favorite community bars that will be throwing a summer BBQ bash this Saturday. Mulligans Landing located on Rancho and Decatur will host a great event that will include food, fun and prizes. It’s only $10 dollars to get in the door, did I mention you have a chance to dunk the  bartenders?  Don’t miss out it is located at 2851 N. Rancho, festivities start at 4pm and local band ‘Three Mile Radius’ will be there to entertain at 8pm.
If you can’t make it to these events be sure to get out into the community this weekend. Vegas has many local events for you to enjoy. Beyond the Strip would love to hear about your events, take pictures and share with us.  Have a great weekend!

Public Meeting for Library Performing Art Center Rates Finally Scheduled

Here is an update on the issue about the five library performing arts center rate increases posted on June 21st. If you didn’t get to read it or need a refresher you can view it here.  http://beyondthestriplv.com/2012/06/21/sign-petition-to-help-local-performers/

Organizers were able to obtain over 5,000 signatures that were introduced  to the Library Board of Trustees, the Clark County Commission and the City Council. On July 3rd, a handful of supporters attended the county commission meeting and asked them to get involved. The commission was supportive of the issue and agreed to make it part of a meeting agenda for further discussion. This is a step in the right direction.  You can view public comments and Commissioners responses here. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jul/12/library-districts-theater-rental-fees-back-spotlig/?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email Scroll to the bottom and click on public comments.

On July 18th organizers attended a City Council meeting, two days after the Las Vegas Sun ran a front page article asking who is accountable to the public. Public comments where made by adults and children at the meeting with a sensible outcome by the City Council scheduling a couple of meetings with the Library District Leadership Council. Channel 13 also covered the story which aired on the 17th and 18th of July.

There has been a public meeting scheduled in September to discuss Library rental rates which is a giant step in the right direction. We need YOU from the community to attend so mark that calendar. The library board has not agreed to lower the rates, they have only agreed to discuss a decrease. This issue affects so many in our community including our performers, teachers, lovers of performing arts, organizers and many more have been put in a bind by the outrageous rate hikes. You are welcome to speak or just sit at the meeting and show support for our community. The meeting will be held on September 13th at 6pm in the Las Vegas Library.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show the library board how much of a burden these hikes put on the Las Vegas performers, including our youth.

You can follow Facebook updates at http://www.facebook.com/SayNoToCCLD.?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email. LIKE the page to receive updates as they are posted.

Las Vegas Sun Article http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jul/12/library-districts-theater-rental-fees-back-spotlig/?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email

Channel 13 story http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/162831506.html?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email and http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/162964166.html?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email

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