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Las Vegas - June 29, 2012 (A Little Late)

Ribbon of Life - Phantom cast

Celebrating 26 years of service to Southern Nevada's HIV/AIDS community, Golden Rainbow presented its annual "Ribbon of Life" fundraising production at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday afternoon, June 24th. Approximately 1,630 attendees filled the breathtaking Reynolds Hall, as 380 performers from the best Strip shows and entertainment companies took to the stage to raise more than $200,000 for their efforts. Hosted by Channel 8 News anchor, Chris Saldaña, and appropriately themed "Ovations," this year's acts included performers from Vegas! The Show in "Ovations of Josephine Baker," Broadway in the Hood with "Circle of Life," Jubilee! in "Sing, Sing, Swing," Las Vegas Tenors' rendition of "Rock of Ages," and Clint Holmes performing a two song medley of Rodgers and Hart's "It Never Entered My Mind" and Stephen Sondheim's "Losing My Mind" from Follies. Holmes was not completely satisfied with his originally scheduled Porgy and Bess segment, so it was put on hold, to be heard and enjoyed at another time. Expect to hear it in one of his upcoming shows. Performers from PEEPSHOW, Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas and Centrifuge teamed up for "In the Heights," The Las Vegas City Ballet, along with performers from Jubilee!, Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, Nevada Ballet Theatre with a medley from West Side Story, were among the contributions to the afternoon‘s entertainment. There were a number of standing ovations. Special guests including KSNE Sunny 106.5's Melanie Myers and Zach Dillon, Golden Globe-winning actress and Grammy-nominated singer Pia Zadora, and actor Danny Pintauro, best known for his role as Jonathan Bower on TV's Who's the Boss?, joined in on the action, introducing select acts throughout the show. For the second consecutive year, Freed's Bakery helped Golden Rainbow celebrate with a three-tiered cake adorned with red draping, gold flowers and pearls made from icing. In addition to the onstage spectacular, Golden Rainbow hosted a silent auction with exclusive prizes such as vacation packages, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, designer handbags, show tickets, dinner packages, one-of-a-kind art and more. The auction raised $17,000. All proceeds from the fundraiser directly benefit the organization's Direct Financial Assistance and Affordable Housing Programs. The 2011 production drew around 1,150 guests, and raised approximately $150,000. As a result of last year's fundraising efforts, the nonprofit provided 7,413 nights of shelter, 1,178 days of utility assistance, 1,620 days of transportation and medical and dental assistance to more than 500 households. The 2013 Ribbon of Life spectacular is set to return to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 30th. Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information on Golden Rainbow, or to order copies of this year's Ribbon of Life, visit, or call (702) 384-2899.

Clint Holmes & John Wedemeyer by Don Cadette

And speaking of Clint Holmes, the performance of his original "country song," "A Good Man," beautifully accompanied by John Wedemeyer on guitar, was one of the highlights of Wednesday night's Composers Showcase, earning Mr. Holmes a well-deserved standing ovation. The Composers Showcases, usually held once a month, is one of our most favorite things to do in Las Vegas (come rain or shine, heat or cold, exhaustion or allergies, we have not missed one in six years). Among other favorites: Vita Corimbi (stepping out with her new beau, Randy Drew) sang and played her very funny, "They Have a Pill for That;" the beautiful "Keep Hope Alive," written by Keith Thompson (who hosts almost all of the late night performances that don't even start until 10:30 p.m., after theater) and sung by soprano Joan Sobel, with Philip Fortenberry at the piano; "Men of a Certain Age," also written by Thompson and cleverly performed by The Phat Pack - Bruce Ewing, Ted Keegan and Randal Keith; and Jason Andino's "Telegram." Although we can't remember the names of all of the material (and we didn‘t take notes like we should have), other special moments were provided by Mark Giovi, Aaron MacKenzie, Susan Haller, Richard Oberacker and "cast," among others.

And speaking of The Phat Pack, somewhat inspired by the famous Las Vegas Rat Pack, the singing trio (all who are cast members of the soon-to-close Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular), with Joey Singer at the piano, announced that their first "official" gig will take place in The Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz room, with two shows, 2:30 and 7p.m., on Sunday, July 22nd. The Phat Pack, containing original material as well as some terrific cover tunes, "premiered" their brand new revue to a full, very responsive, house at the Community Lutheran Church on June 17th. We are delighted for the talented group, and predict that this launch at The Smith Center is only the beginning of good things for this project. Tickets for The Phat Pack, from $20 to $35, are available at, or by calling (702) 749-2000.

There will be no Composers Showcase in July. The next one will take place at The Smith Center on Wednesday, August 8th. Tickets, at $20 a person, are already on sale at the center.

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Happy birthday to good guy, John Byner. The talented comic impressionist celebrated his 74th yesterday, June 28th. John and his wife, entertainer Annie Gaybis, live in Florida. The twosome were last in Las Vegas in July 2011, when John appeared with blonde and bubbly Connie Stevens at the Riviera. Many happy returns of the day, John.

Birthday Boy John Byner

Bethany Owen

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On Saturday night, June 23rd, we were among the approximately 75 people who turned out at the Italian American Club to see Two of a Kind, starring the talented impressionists, Rich Natole and Bethany Owen. Spotted in the audience were crooner CJ Cinestro; Liza Minnelli tribute artist, Suzanne Goulet; Rich's wife, Sue Natole; Clark County elementary school teacher, Liz Pero; Judy Garland look-alike/sound alike, Denise Rose; and Nelson Sardelli. (Would it be a Claire Voyant column without a Sardelli mention? This week we plug two Sardellis - see Golden Rainbow Ribbon of Life paragraph elsewhere on this page.) Although we had never seen the clever Mr. Natole perform until recently, we were first introduced to Bethany Owen in the late ‘80s, when she was one of the cast members in Sid and Marty Krofft's Comedy Kings at the Sands. When we saw the revue initially, it starred veteran entertainer, John Byner (Mickey Rooney and Sherman Hemsley also had turns in Comedy Kings), along with supporting performers including Randy Credico, Jeannette Markey (onetime wife of Rich Little), and Rick Michel. What we didn't remember about Ms. Owen, was that she was also in the cast of Ron and Nancy Horowitz's well-received musical, Dream Street. Dream Street first played in Las Vegas at the Dunes (now buried under the Bellagio), later moving over to the Desert Inn (now the site of Steve Wynn‘s Vegas holdings).

Dream Street was unique in its day - a new musical, featuring familiar cover tunes. Dream Street had an amazingly talented cast, of virtual unknowns, including Monica Pege (a onetime Barry Manilow backup singer, who went on to compete on TV‘s Star Search), Darcus Speed, Scherrie Payne (younger sister of Freda Payne), and Joseph Williams, the son of award-winning film composer, John Williams (ET, Jaws, Star Wars, etc.) and actress/singer Barbara Ruick, and the grandson of jazz drummer, Johnny Williams, and actors, Melville Ruick and Lurene Tuttle. In the mid-to-late 1980s, Joseph was the lead singer of the rock band, Toto. Bethany later performed in a couple of other revues, Calendar Girls, at the Maxim (now the Westin Casuarina, on Flamingo just east of the Strip), and The Great Pretenders at the Dunes.

Earlier this year, Bethany Owen appeared in her own one-woman/many women show, One Voice, at the Rio.

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Nelson Sardelli & LeRoy Neiman

Loretta Holloway & LeRoy Neiman

A number of Claire Voyant readers had a connection to the late artist, LeRoy Neiman (Neiman died on June 20th at the age of 91), among them, Nelson Sardelli and Loretta Holloway.

Arizona reader, Jan Wood Lovelady, a former Vegas performer who is married to musician Hugh Lovelady, shares this Neiman memory...
Leroy Neiman spent two nights backstage at the Stardust when I was there. He sketched what Hughie believes is my best feature and I have been looking for it ever since. I found some sketches of other dancers he did at the same time, mine has to be somewhere. He did one of Mindy, signed it and gave it to her, he kept mine. I was wearing the blue feather and whiter fox fur opening number costume, I was seated on one of the set pieces waiting for the show to start and chatting with Mr. Neiman. The opening set was stairs, I was on one of the top steps so he was looking up at me kind of underneath me from behind. Get the picture? If you ever run across any dancers in the blue and white, the one with the rear end is me!
We will keep our eyes open, Jan. Readers?

Just about anyone with computer access is familiar with Craig's List. What do you know about Claire's List? Nothing, we are sure, because this is the first mention of it. Claire's List has something to sell that might be of special interest to Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, or any of the other Olympic swimmers with thoughts of taking home some "heavy medal." With the Summer Olympics less than a month away, and the death last week of artist, LeRoy Neiman, it occurred to us that, on the 40th anniversary of the history-making event, this might be a good time to offer Neiman's rendition of Mark Spitz With Medals, from the 1972 Munich Olympic Suite. The Limited Edition Serigraph measures 10.25" x 15" (image size). There were 150 signed and numbered pieces produced. This piece is custom framed. Price is $1000, or best reasonable offer. If shipping is required, costs would be added. For more information, E-mail Cousin Claire at, [email protected]

Mark Spitz by LeRoy Neiman

Don Grady

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We got this sad news from the Las Vegas Media Group's Lisa Gioia-Acres late yesterday, when she let us know that marketing/advertising man, Ron Bell, had passed away. We were told that Ron had recently undergone a series of surgeries and, unfortunately, never fully recovered. Ron Bell spent more than 30 years in the advertising business, casino marketing, public relations, special events, award - winning creative advertising and television production, budgeting, and analysis successful marketing strategies. For seven years, his responsibilities included directing in-house advertising team for five Boyd Gaming casinos. He was a Vice President with shonkwiler partners. At our deadline, we have no funeral service details. Our sympathies go out to Ron Bell's family.

Don Grady, who played Robbie Douglas on the TV series, My Three Sons, and was one of the Mickey Mouse Club's original Mouseketeers, died in Los Angeles at the age of 68 on Wednesday, following a long battle with cancer. Grady was best known for his role as the middle son on the long-running (1960 to 1972) series, which starred Fred MacMurray as Steven Douglas, Stanley Livingston as Chip Douglas, and Tim Considine as Mike Douglas. Grady also appeared in a number of other TV series, including The Ann Southern Show, Zane Grey Theater, The Rifleman, The Lucy Show and Simon and Simon. When he was 19, Grady was signed to a composing, writing and singing contract by Capitol Records. Following his TV career, he went on to a career as a composer, doing the music for the Blake Edwards comedy, Switch, and the theme song for The Phil Donahue Show. Don Grady released two albums, Boomer: JazRokPop in 2008, and Homegrown on Elektra Records in 1973. Grady had a Las Vegas connection. He wrote music for EFX, the production show that played at the MGM Grand from 1995 to 2003. When it premiered in March of 1995, EFX was the most expensive and largest scaled theater installation in the world. A significant entertainment landmark on the Strip for nearly eight years, EFX was known for changing its headline star every two years. Performers in the lead role were Michael Crawford, David Cassidy, Tommy Tune, and Rick Springfield. Don Grady is survived by Virginia Lewsader, his wife of 27 years.

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Murray SawChuck & Actress Beverly Washburn by Stephen Thorburn

Murray: Celebrity Magician is being held over at the Tropicana's Laugh Factory, at least through Labor Day. Murray SawChuck, America's Got Talent semifinalist and Pawn Stars resident magic expert, will continue to entertain audiences and headline at the Tropicana Las Vegas, six nights a week at 7 p.m. (Friday's are dark). Murray is delighted that his show has been such a success and states "I'm thrilled that I have been asked to extend my show through Labor Day Weekend. I really believe The Tropicana Las Vegas and our show are a great fit for the new brand of the hotel. I love driving to work and headlining in Las Vegas after touring the world with my show for the last 18 years." Murray, the Pawn Stars resident magic expert taped another episode of the "hot" series on location at The Gold and Silver Pawn in Las Vegas on June 26th. The episode will air later this summer. Tickets for Murray: Celebrity Magician are $37.90 to $55.45. For reservations, call (702) 739-2411.

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At the June meeting at the Venetian-Palazzo Resort, Bryan Kroten, president of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA), announced the start of its 50th Anniversary year. To start off the celebratory year, Kroten unveiled a commemorative logo and cake. LVHA was founded in 1962, with hospitality industry members and a volunteer board dedicated to promoting tourism to Las Vegas. There are currently 209 companies represented, and more than 400 members with the organization made up members from resorts, attractions, meeting planning and tour companies, restaurants, and specialty contractors, etc. As an organization, LVHA puts on monthly events providing for professional growth offering networking, educational, and fundraising opportunities. LVHA is a non-profit association and philanthropic community leader, having raised more than $750,000 for scholarships and a multitude of charities.

Las Vegas Hospitality Association Board

Las Vegas Hospitality Board photo by Gary Michael Prochorchik

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Il Divo ("divine male performer" in Italian) is a multinational operatic pop vocal group created by music manager, executive, and reality TV star, Simon Cowell. Formed in the United Kingdom, they are also signed to Cowell's record label, Syco Music. Il Divo is a group of four male singers: French pop singer, Sébastien Izambard; Spanish baritone, Carlos Marín; American tenor, David Miller; and Swiss, tenor Urs Bühler. To date, Il Divo has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide. Il Divo will perform on Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th, in the Caesars Palace Colosseum. Tickets range from $55 to $125, plus taxes and fees. For Il Divo reservations, call (800) 745-3000.

Il Divo

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On Wednesday, the brand-new, $2.4 billion Terminal 3, officially opened at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Terminal 3 will handle mainly nonstop international and some domestic flights. Passengers on the Virgin Atlantic flight from London, the first plane to land at the new facility, were greeted by costumed showgirls, incarnations of The Rat Pack, Cher, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and other Vegas performers. The 14-gate Terminal 3, infused with art work by local artists, is the result of decades of planning and five years of construction. Nobody does it like Vegas. Dick Feeney's The Rat Pack is Back performs nightly at 7 p.m. in the Crown Theater of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

New T3 Terminal at McCarran

Photo caption (from left to right): Kyle Diamond as Sammy, Heidi Thompson as Cher, Drew Anthony Carrano as Dean, Susie Griffis as Marilyn, Brian Duprey as Frank and Mickey Bulanti as Joey.

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We were given a copy of Barry Sinkow's book, The Count in Monte Carlo: An Insiders Look at Casino Life. We haven't had a chance to read it yet, but in scanning through, we saw some interesting photographs and lots of names that will be familiar to longtime Southern Nevadans and/or Las Vegas historians. The describes The Count in Monte Carlo: An Insiders Look at Casino Life as " interesting take on Sinkow's life running world-famous casinos in San Juan and Monte Carlo - and rubbing shoulders with the colorful characters who crossed his path, including mobsters and celebs (Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Ringo Starr and Barbra Streisand, among many others). The book, available at Barnes & Noble and, is being shopped around Hollywood." Happy reading.

Tony Bennett & Daughter Antonia

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Tony Bennett performs in concert, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 1st at Caesars Palace Colosseum. Bennett, one of America's most beloved crooners with unforgettable classics spanning more than six decades, will perform a special intimate performance at The Colosseum, where he will be joined by very special guest, his daughter Antonia Bennett. Few pop singers can claim a popularity as enduring as Tony Bennett's. His warm tenor is famous for its simplicity and emotional directness, as evidenced in his renditions of such hits as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Stranger In Paradise," "Rags to Riches" and "The Good Life." Bennett began his career performing in various New York clubs before being discovered in 1949 by Bob Hope. During the '50s, he recorded such songs as "Because of You," "Rags to Riches" and "Cold, Cold Heart." In 1962, Bennett recorded his best known song, the Grammy Award-winning "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Throughout his career, Bennett has reached out to new generations of fans by crossing over into different spheres of pop culture. He appeared on television shows, such as The Simpsons and the MTV Music Video Awards (alongside The Red Hot Chili Peppers). Bennett's career experienced a resurgence in the '80s and '90s, thanks to a series of projects with singers including k.d. lang, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole and Billy Joel. Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Now in his 80s, Bennett continues to tour the world for concerts and other engagements. The September 1st show in Las Vegas is jointly presented by Caesars Palace and AEG Live. Tickets are priced at $59.50, $96, $136, and $196 (all prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax), and may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling (800) 745-3000, or going online at, or, keyword "Tony Bennett." All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees.

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Musical marvel, Ronnie Rose, seems to always have something to promote. He is one of the lucky ones who seems to work pretty steady. Of course, we know it takes more than luck, it also takes talent, which Mr. Rose seems to have plenty of. Look for him tonight, Friday, June 29th, and tomorrow night, at Addison's Lounge at the Rampart, where you can dance to his music from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Sunday, Ronnie performs in the House of Blues Restaurant at Mandalay Bay, and Monday he is at the Range Steak House inside Harrah's Las Vegas. Keep up the good work, Ronnie Rose.

Ronnie Rose

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RagTag Entertainment seems to be everywhere. The theater group has two Stephen Sondheim projects coming up in less than a week. Both show's casts are made up of a who's who from Las Vegas theatre and showrooms. On Monday and Tuesday, July 9th and 10th, RagTag will be performing a large scale concert of Company in the main showroom at the LVH (formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton). It should be quite impressive. The cast of Company, backed by a 22-piece orchestra, includes, Ayler Evan as Robert; Sarah - Richel Kompst as Sarah; Lou De Meis as Harry; Margaret Wells Menzies (who has Dangerous Curves) as Susan; Jay Joseph as Peter; Natalie Carson as Jenny; George DeMott as David; Robin Berry Vincent as Amy; Benjamin Loewy as Paul; Kellie Wright as Joanne; Bruce Ewing as Larry; Kirstin Maki as Marta; Jennifer Breed as Kathy, and Brenna Folger as April. Tickets are only $25. Proceeds from the two performances of Company will benefit Golden Rainbow. You can never have too much Sondheim, or too much RagTag Entertainment, and to prove that point, on Sunday, July 15th, at 2 and 7 p.m., RagTag will be doing a cabaret version of Mr. Sondheim's Putting It Together in The Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz room. RagTag's Putting it Together cast is made up of Richel Kompst, Lou De Meis, Anne Barr, Brandon Albright, and Jay Joseph. Backed by an 8-piece band, the five entertainers will take the audience on a fun-filled romp through Sondheim's catalogue, showcasing songs from Company, Sunday in the Park With George, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and more. Tickets are $20 and $35. For reservations, call The Smith Center at (702) 749-2000. Both of the RagTag Entertainment shows are directed by Andrew Wright, and musically directed by Bill Fayne. Putting It Together will take place the day after the much-honored Sondheim is featured in A Life in the Theater: An Evening of Music and Conversation, at The Smith Center. Joining Mr. Sondheim for the 8 p.m. show, are musical theater/cabaret stars, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Christine Ebersole. Tickets start at $26. Perhaps our mayor, Carolyn Goodman, should consider having a Stephen Sondheim Day, and present the composer/lyricist with a Key to the City.

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Upcoming auditions for Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical. This hit Broadway retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the sixties charts. The story of Ellie's rise to fame and fortune is punctuated with the virtual Hit Parade of her music: "Chapel of Love," "Da Do Ron Ron," "Be My Baby," "Hanky Panky," Do Wah Diddy," "River Deep Mountain High," "And Then He Kissed Me" and, of course, the title song. The show takes place from the early ‘60s to the ‘80s.

Leader of the Pack: Super Summer Theatre and Neon Jungle Productions, Las Vegas, will run from September 6th through 22nd. Call type: Contract. Leads: Male and female actors who sing and dance. Stipend at end of run. Chorus: Male and female, all-rounded performers. Date of audition: Saturday, July 7th. Seeking six men and six women, ages 21+. Callbacks:

Sunday, July 8th. Leads must play teens to 40s and 50s. Location: Insurgo Theatre, The Plaza Hotel, One S. Main Street, 3rd floor, Las Vegas. Times: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Callback appointments: (Callbacks only) July 8th, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Insurgo Theatre. Opening/run dates: September 5th, preview; September 6th through 22nd (possible extension). Rehearsal schedule: July 13th through September 4th. Breakdown:

Seeking versatile actors who are strong singers and who move very well, and dancer/singers with range. All should be comfortable playing multiple roles. Personnel: Audrei-Kairen, Director; Jay Joseph, Courtney Sheets, Assistant Directors; Eddie Otero, Choreographer; Dolly Coulter, Musical Director; Robert Mills, Stage Manager; Deborah Scott, Assistant Stage Manager. Preparation: Please prepare 32 bars of a ‘60s style song and bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance (jazz shoes or sneakers suggested). Picture and resume requested. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

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Three Square At Work

Three Square Food Bank is the recipient of two semi truckloads of Kellogg cereal and hundreds of gallons of milk from Food 4 Less and Smith's Food & Drugs Stores. The items were delivered Thursday, June 28 at the South Campus Warehouse at Three Square Food Bank at 4190 North Pecos Road. Kellogg's donation of 89,856 boxes equates to 924,192 servings of their popular cereal brands, while the 864 gallons of 2% milk will create 13,824 8 oz. servings to create a nutritious breakfast for children in need. The donation is part of Kroger's Bringing Hope to the Table campaign where more than $1.2 million worth of food is being donated to 20 different food banks across the country. Representatives from Smith's and Food 4 Less were on hand to assist in unloading the trucks. Smith's and Food 4 Less are divisions of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) and while each competes for grocery sales in the market, both are allies in their support for Three Square Food Bank. The two companies felt the economic hardships being experienced in Southern Nevada warranted them to direct their allotments of donated food to Three Square Food Bank. The donation is valued at $150,000. "Cereal is a healthful breakfast essential for both families and children," said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. "Research has shown that inadequate nutrition has negative effects on a child's ability to learn, grow and succeed. We're thrilled to receive such an impactful donation during the often trying summer months." According to Three Square Food Bank more than 55% of Clark County School District students are enrolled in free meal programs because their families economically qualify. This equates to 170,000 children who rely on free meals during the school year. Through its network of 650 program partners, Three Square serves nearly 100,000 individuals monthly with more than 45,000 of those being children. "Being able to provide the most important meal of the day to those in need is a win for us all," said Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less. "For more than 30 years, we have assisted local food banks in their mission to help feed our nation's hungry and we will continue to do so until hunger is no longer an issue." "These most basic and nutritious food items are so crucial to children and families who are depending on the Food Bank in these distressful economic times," said Mark Tuffin, president of Smith's Food & Drug Stores. "We appreciate this opportunity to partner together to help others in Southern Nevada." Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton, with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 24 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals – per year to more than 650 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information, visit

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Another great First Friday at Emergency Arts is on tap. Take a trip downtown, and drop by Dana Satterwhite's TastySpace next Friday evening, July 6th, to see the work of Erica Hauser. Singer-songwriter, Sam Lemos (of Moksha fame), will be performing a couple of acoustic sets, between 6 and 9 p.m., in-between the rhythmic stylings of DJ Big O. Carvalho Creative will be debuting work in the common area and hosting a reception with light fare at 7pm. And lvsk8 SIX, beautifully curated by Get Up Gallery's own Derek Douglas, will be hosting a reception as well. What else? New work at 5th Wall Gallery, Thought Robbers, CounterSpace, Lil' Art Bodega, Multiplexer, Sporadica, Michael Patrik, Peanut Butter Fish, and more. Don't miss it! The Emergency Arts Building is located at 520 E. Fremont, at 6th Street, in suite #150.

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