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April 30, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Tickets go on sale Friday for the summer season at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas . The lineup includes stars from comedy, country music, sports and much more. Among the upcoming acts: July 6: Weird Al Yankovic brings his pop-culture parody to the stage. In a three-decade career, Yankovic has amassed 30 gold and platinum albums. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance start at $29. Aug. 1-4: Dixie's Tupperware Party brings saleslady Dixie Longate's off-Broadway smash to the intimate Troesh Studio Theater . The actual sales pitches are intertwined with plenty of homespun stories and even some giveaways of the plastic storage containers.
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December 23, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Here are 11 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas -- whether with synchronized fireworks or concerts by the likes of Bruno Mars, John Legend, Kristin Chenoweth and Maroon 5 -- and two ways to recover. Among the choices: Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars christens the Chelsea, the new, intimate venue at the Cosmopolitan . Tickets, priced at $150 and $200 (plus taxes and fees), are available online  or by calling (800) 745-3000. The concert also will be screened outdoors beside the resort's ice skating rink.
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TRAVEL
March 4, 2012 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Myron Martin was in fourth grade when he attended an opera at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston. "Our school bus pulled up to the front, and I saw this majestic building, and I knew that we'd gone someplace special," he said of his first encounter with theater. "I happened to sit in the eighth-row center on a mohair seat. Just as the house lights were going down and the curtain was going up, I got goose bumps all over. " That was the catalyst for a career in the performing arts that would take him from Texas to Broadway and, eventually, to Las Vegas.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Tickets go on sale Friday for the summer season at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas . The lineup includes stars from comedy, country music, sports and much more. Among the upcoming acts: July 6: Weird Al Yankovic brings his pop-culture parody to the stage. In a three-decade career, Yankovic has amassed 30 gold and platinum albums. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance start at $29. Aug. 1-4: Dixie's Tupperware Party brings saleslady Dixie Longate's off-Broadway smash to the intimate Troesh Studio Theater . The actual sales pitches are intertwined with plenty of homespun stories and even some giveaways of the plastic storage containers.
SPORTS
November 11, 2007 | From Associated Press
ST. JOHN, Kan. -- The final seconds wound down in a game that would have seemed competitive had the scoreboard not been there. St. John had given Smith Center its toughest game of the season, pounding the Redmen with teeth-rattling hits and forcing eight fumbles, yet still found itself trailing by eight touchdowns. Most of the St. John players put aside their frustrations by the end of the third quarter, reluctantly accepting the season would come to a disappointing, lopsided end.
NEWS
January 30, 1986 | THERESA WALKER, Times Staff Writer
A group of Mount Washington residents who successfully fought to reopen a local recreation center in the 1970s is rallying to keep the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department from once again closing the facility. Once a hub of activity in Mount Washington, Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center in recent years has experienced a drastic decline in attendance. At a meeting Monday of the Mount Washington Assn.
SPORTS
January 27, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
North Carolina won its 21st game without a loss Sunday, beating No. 16 Notre Dame, 73-61, but the experience left Coach Dean Smith of the No. 1 Tar Heels in a foul mood. That's what he and his players had been crying throughout the game at the Smith Center, becoming increasingly more frustrated as the officials paid them little attention. "I thought the Super Bowl didn't start until 5 o'clock," North Carolina center Brad Daugherty said later, exhausted from a game of full-contact basketball.
NEWS
December 23, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Here are 11 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas -- whether with synchronized fireworks or concerts by the likes of Bruno Mars, John Legend, Kristin Chenoweth and Maroon 5 -- and two ways to recover. Among the choices: Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars christens the Chelsea, the new, intimate venue at the Cosmopolitan . Tickets, priced at $150 and $200 (plus taxes and fees), are available online  or by calling (800) 745-3000. The concert also will be screened outdoors beside the resort's ice skating rink.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
After hearing three hours of testimony, the Planning Commission deadlocked over the fate of a plan that would put a sprawling Smith's Food & Drug Center on one of the city's few remaining premium commercial parcels. A straw vote Tuesday night on the proposal to build the 77,754-square-foot center ended with two commissioners in favor and two opposed. The fifth commissioner, Connie Axen, abstained, citing a conflict of interest because of her husband's business ties to the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
With community opposition to the proposed Smith's Food and Drug Center growing, the city manager said Monday that his staff will not support the project tonight when it comes before the Planning Commission. Calling the center "a big box" that clashes with the goals laid out in the city's General Plan, City Manager Tim Casey said that approving construction of the 77,754-square-foot center would "really strain good planning practices."
TRAVEL
March 4, 2012 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Myron Martin was in fourth grade when he attended an opera at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston. "Our school bus pulled up to the front, and I saw this majestic building, and I knew that we'd gone someplace special," he said of his first encounter with theater. "I happened to sit in the eighth-row center on a mohair seat. Just as the house lights were going down and the curtain was going up, I got goose bumps all over. " That was the catalyst for a career in the performing arts that would take him from Texas to Broadway and, eventually, to Las Vegas.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Within 90 days, this city founded on risk-taking is supposed to break ground on one of its biggest cultural gambles to date: the $475-million Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The ground-breaking is taking place at a challenging time for Las Vegas' biggest cultural institutions, which have been buffeted by the recession. Most notably, the Las Vegas Art Museum closed last month.
SPORTS
November 11, 2007 | From Associated Press
ST. JOHN, Kan. -- The final seconds wound down in a game that would have seemed competitive had the scoreboard not been there. St. John had given Smith Center its toughest game of the season, pounding the Redmen with teeth-rattling hits and forcing eight fumbles, yet still found itself trailing by eight touchdowns. Most of the St. John players put aside their frustrations by the end of the third quarter, reluctantly accepting the season would come to a disappointing, lopsided end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
After hearing three hours of testimony, the Planning Commission deadlocked over the fate of a plan that would put a sprawling Smith's Food & Drug Center on one of the city's few remaining premium commercial parcels. A straw vote Tuesday night on the proposal to build the 77,754-square-foot center ended with two commissioners in favor and two opposed. The fifth commissioner, Connie Axen, abstained, citing a conflict of interest because of her husband's business ties to the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
With community opposition to the proposed Smith's Food and Drug Center growing, the city manager said Monday that his staff will not support the project tonight when it comes before the Planning Commission. Calling the center "a big box" that clashes with the goals laid out in the city's General Plan, City Manager Tim Casey said that approving construction of the 77,754-square-foot center would "really strain good planning practices."
SPORTS
February 21, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Chambers scored 26 points, 15 in the second half, and Dan Majerle added 23 off the bench to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Clippers, 113-93, Wednesday night before 11,068 at the Sports Arena. The Clippers (16-35) have lost eight of nine, with San Antonio coming in Friday. Phoenix is 34-17. Ron Harper led the Clippers with 26 points, on 11-of-16 shooting.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Within 90 days, this city founded on risk-taking is supposed to break ground on one of its biggest cultural gambles to date: the $475-million Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The ground-breaking is taking place at a challenging time for Las Vegas' biggest cultural institutions, which have been buffeted by the recession. Most notably, the Las Vegas Art Museum closed last month.
SPORTS
February 21, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Chambers scored 26 points, 15 in the second half, and Dan Majerle added 23 off the bench to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Clippers, 113-93, Wednesday night before 11,068 at the Sports Arena. The Clippers (16-35) have lost eight of nine, with San Antonio coming in Friday. Phoenix is 34-17. Ron Harper led the Clippers with 26 points, on 11-of-16 shooting.
NEWS
January 30, 1986 | THERESA WALKER, Times Staff Writer
A group of Mount Washington residents who successfully fought to reopen a local recreation center in the 1970s is rallying to keep the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department from once again closing the facility. Once a hub of activity in Mount Washington, Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center in recent years has experienced a drastic decline in attendance. At a meeting Monday of the Mount Washington Assn.
SPORTS
January 27, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
North Carolina won its 21st game without a loss Sunday, beating No. 16 Notre Dame, 73-61, but the experience left Coach Dean Smith of the No. 1 Tar Heels in a foul mood. That's what he and his players had been crying throughout the game at the Smith Center, becoming increasingly more frustrated as the officials paid them little attention. "I thought the Super Bowl didn't start until 5 o'clock," North Carolina center Brad Daugherty said later, exhausted from a game of full-contact basketball.
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