Posts tagged as: Jennifer

Learn shadow puppetry with the cast of “KÀ”

Go backstage with the performers of “KÀ” as they demonstrate shadow puppetry.

The power of puppetry

The power of puppetry

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com In 1989 a puppet army invaded the Las Vegas Strip. Using classic puppetry techniques, designer Michael Curry transformed 12 female dancers into a golden army of more than 160 marching figures for Siegfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. Twenty years later, puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous top Las Vegas [...]

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Michael Curry has enjoyed a 20-year working relationship with Las Vegas entertainment, beginning with Siegfried and Roy’s show at the Mirage. Over the years he has worked on a number of shows designing puppets and props for Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ,” “LOVE,” and “Believe.” He has also produced work for “Le Rêve” and created the [...]

Autumn comes to the Springs Preserve

Autumn comes to the Springs Preserve

It’s not just spring that brings out the blooms at the Springs Preserve. The 180-acre cultural and historical attraction is awash in botanical color all year long. Fall brings a unique set of blooming plants to the Springs Preserve gardens including the familiar (roses) and the unique (calliandra, also known as the desert fairy duster). [...]

The mack daddy of glitz & glamour

The mack daddy of glitz & glamour

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com Bob Mackie is bold, some may even say brazen when it comes to design. He once famously said, “A woman who wears my clothes is not afraid to be noticed.” It comes as no surprise that a designer noted for his exuberance and flash in clothing should enjoy a 40-year relationship [...]

A do-it-yourself job

A do-it-yourself job

Part of a Cirque du Soleil performer’s job is to do their own makeup, so workshops in makeup techniques are part of the training provided to artists. Guitar player Lionel Hamel has one of the more complicated makeup designs in “KÀ” and it takes him about an hour and a half to apply it. He [...]

Dolls of Japan Visit Henderson

Dolls of Japan Visit Henderson

The City of Henderson has welcomed 70 visitors from Japan as part of a unique cultural exchange between Nevada and the country. While these 70 visitors don’t talk, they do speak volumes about the history and culture of Japan. The guests are 70 unique dolls that make up “The Dolls of Japan” exhibit, housed in [...]

Flashback Friday: Are showgirls on the endangered list?

Flashback Friday: Are showgirls on the endangered list?

For years, the iconic symbol of Las Vegas has been the jewelled, feathered, statuesque showgirl. Holding a Las Vegas event minus a bevy of beautiful showgirls would be akin to making a peanut butter sandwich without the jam – it sticks in one’s craw. So dial the irony up to 11 when you realize that Las Vegas has [...]

Hotel32 puts VIP service in your hands

Hotel32 puts VIP service in your hands

You’ve already added the iPod Touch or iPhone app for dog whistling and swine flu alerts, and you’re looking for something new. How about an app to assist you with your Las Vegas hotel stay? At Hotel32, guests are presented with an iPod Touch with a specialty application that does just that. The red device, branded with [...]

Flashback Friday: Dress Code at the Pool

Flashback Friday: Dress Code at the Pool

It’s become quite common to hear long-time Vegas residents utter the phrase “Back when…” — “Back when the mob ran Vegas,” “Back when there were real entertainers like Sinatra,” “Back when Vegas cared about its customer,” “Back when…” As a native Las Vegan, I have to admit, I’ve uttered the phrase myself. Indulging in nostalgia and [...]

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