The real-estate instructors at Nevada Real Estate Academy certify prospective real-estate brokers and salespersons through intensive live classroom instruction and real-world stories and examples. Students advance their careers through pre- and post-licensing courses accredited by the state of Nevada. The instructors streamline the process of internalizing real-estate law by offering a home-study option.
In 2008, a former Lady Rebel All-American returned to her alma mater in a new role: as head coach of the UNLV women's basketball team. Prior to that, coach Kathy Olivier spent 15 years at the helm of the UCLA team. The wisdom she’s accumulated from her years spent guiding young ladies toward their goals on the hardwood are transferred to the next generation of female athletes in youth summer programs. Led by coach Olivier, her staff, and current UNLV players, sessions fill the 18,500-seat Thomas & Mack Center with the sound of whistles, bouncing balls, squeaking shoes, and the cheers of an imaginary crowd of fans and cool dragons. During each energetic workout, staff share their love of the game as they teach passing, dribbling, shooting, and rebounding with group and individual instruction, daily games, and contests.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic pipes torrents of audience-focused tunefulness into the desert with the help of conductor David Itkin, praised by the Las Vegas Review-Journal for "his ability to guide the orchestra's contribution to the community." This holiday season, the masterful ensemble continues its upbeat Pops series, inflating the grand Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall with a lineup of Christmas and Hanukkah melodies that form a fonder tradition than annual family eggnog-chugging contests. Backed by the orchestra's lush harmonies and the soaring sounds of the Las Vegas Master Singers, singer Kristen Hertzenberg from Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular lends her gold-plated vocal cords to the performance, and Jersey Boys star Travis Cloer channels his time spent on Broadway to charm listeners and hail postshow cabs with dazzling grace.
About 1,500–2,000 stylish vampires and dressed-down zombies descend from the spirit realm to partake of drink discounts and convivial ambiences across Las Vegas during the Halloween Pub Crawl from PubCrawls.com. On both nights, crawlers register at Doohan's Bar & Lounge at the Luxor between 3 p.m. and midnight before fanning out to the participating venues, partaking in $2 draft beers and two-for-one drink specials until 4 a.m. Customers can enter a pool of 12 cities to compete for $10,000 worth of prizes and titles such as Best Costume and Least Likely to Succeed at Starting a Car While Terrified. Adventurers also snag free admission on another night to Cathouse at the Luxor, though its dance DJs may be less appreciative of loud boos. Customers must also register at Doohan's on Saturday and Monday between 3 p.m. and 12 a.m. to receive their wrist band, map, and cup.
At Aveda Institute Las Vegas, owner and educator Thom Ciarniello preaches social responsibility to the licensed instructors and students he oversees. Ciarniello's curriculum also covers the history of Aveda, which was founded by environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher. Promoting the founder's vision of living in sync with nature, Ciarniello encourages burgeoning cosmetologists and aestheticians to use botanically based formulas for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from experts in the industry and undergo extensive practical training under the supervision of their mentors. Stylists learn how to design hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, hand and arm massages, and makeup touchups, and future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.
The Thomas & Mack Center fills its seating capacity by hosting nail-biting sports and dazzling music events. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s memorable rock-opera performances combine over-the-top production, skilled musicianship, and a stage made from fruitcake to create a holiday-themed masterpiece. Performing its acclaimed Christmas trilogy, the theatrical troupe amazes seated audiences with laser lights, emotionally charged compositions, and the ability to load all their equipment into a single stocking.