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GHOSTLIGHT Country Music Concert

GHOSTLIGHT Country Music Concert (all ages)

Saturday, Aug. 27, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

GHOSTLIGHT brings contemporary country music at its best to Lorenzi Park, with incredible music and outstanding showmanship. For information on these artists, visit http://www.ghostlightcountry.com/. Lawn seating; bring low-back lawn chairs or blankets to be more comfortable. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at cash bar. Call (702) 229-3514 or visit www.artslasvegas.org for details.

Poets’ Corner

Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Friday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.

A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local poetry talent. Hosted by Keith Brantley. Call (702) 229-4800 for more information or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

Children’s Summer Concert Series: “The Princess and the Pea”

Children’s Summer Concert Series – The Utah Puppet Theatre Presents “The Princess and the Pea”

Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.

Tickets: $3. Call (702) 229-3515 for group tickets.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., (702) 229-3515.

The classic Hans Christian Andersen story of “The Princess and the Pea” springs to life with beautiful five-foot puppets, a charming score and original script. The tale teaches the lesson that the true value of an individual is measured not by fancy titles or shiny trappings, but by the depth of his heart and the height of his dreams. Audiences of all ages will be spellbound. The production is fully staged and lasts about 45 minutes.

Established in 1981, the Utah Puppet Theater creates original productions based on classic children’s literature or original stories. The puppets are life-sized – big enough to see from the very back of the auditorium. The sets are colorful and fun. The puppets are manipulated bunraku style, with the puppeteers in full view of the audience. The productions are packed with music, dance, and lively action. Each show provides an enriching theatrical experience for viewers of any age. The Utah Puppet Theater is solely a touring group, performing for schools, libraries, and arts and community organizations. For more information on the performers, visit www.utahpuppettheater.com. Call 702-229-3515 or visit www.artslasvegas.org for more details.

Michito Sanchez Salsa Orchestra

Michito Sanchez Salsa Orchestra (all ages)

Saturday, July 16, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

A top studio and live performance percussionist, Michito Sanchez’ rhythms of the world will have you dancing in the aisles. For information on this artist, visit http://www.michito.com/. Lawn seating; bring low-back lawn chairs or blankets to be more comfortable. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 702-229-3514 or visit www.artslasvegas.org for details.

Poets’ Corner

Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.

A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local poetry talent. Hosted by Keith Brantley. Call (702) 229-4800 for more information or visit www.artslasvegas.org.