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Old 12-11-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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SO I assume that only one opinion is allowed per thread?
I HAVE visited Dallas on several occassions and have found it to be HAZY, HOT and HUMID AND not particularily OVER FILLED with Culture. [anymore then Las Vegas]
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Krishna Fest at the Govinda's Center
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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The Las Vegas shows are just as much a 'cultural" event as a Broadway show....i fail to see how Las Vegas cultural events differ greatly from any other city OF IT's SIZE....one persons culture is another persons DRECK.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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A place is what you make of it. If you want culture, then be the culture.

Does Vegas have poetry reading venues? Also, Black box venues bring a certain life on the edge. You can find culture in the midst of kitsch. Refer to the postmodern classic, by Robert Venturi: Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form You dont need to be artsy fartsy to have culture.

When I relocate to LV in January, I will actively seek the counter culture. I have an MFA in fine art and Aesthetics is a hobby of mine.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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A place is what you make of it. If you want culture, then be the culture.

Does Vegas have poetry reading venues? Also, Black box venues bring a certain life on the edge. You can find culture in the midst of kitsch. Refer to the postmodern classic, by Robert Venturi: Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form You dont need to be artsy fartsy to have culture.

When I relocate to LV in January, I will actively seek the counter culture. I have an MFA in fine art and Aesthetics is a hobby of mine.

Here you go, my counterculture friend:

The Beat Coffeehouse and Records - Home

Double Down Saloon - Home of the fabled Ass Juice, Birthplace of the Bacon Martini

About Us - Emergency Arts

The Las Vegas Poets Organization (Las Vegas, NV) - Meetup
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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The Las Vegas shows are just as much a 'cultural" event as a Broadway show....i fail to see how Las Vegas cultural events differ greatly from any other city OF IT's SIZE....one persons culture is another persons DRECK.
you really like the word dreck

vegas is not a high-brow city. there are lots of entertainment options in vegas but the demographics of the place don't support what liberal elites would call high culture.

one does not go to vegas to peruse the baroque exhibition at the MET or to take in a concert at Carnegie Hall.

One goes to vegas to pursue the more libertine cravings in life.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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How about Cockroach Theater downtown

COCKROACH THEATER
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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you really like the word dreck

vegas is not a high-brow city. there are lots of entertainment options in vegas but the demographics of the place don't support what liberal elites would call high culture.

one does not go to vegas to peruse the baroque exhibition at the MET or to take in a concert at Carnegie Hall.

One goes to vegas to pursue the more libertine cravings in life.

Dreck. It's kind of a cool word, isn't it? I hadn't heard it in some time before Dyni posted it.

We have something for everyone here. It's what makes the city unique. Looking to s.lut it up at a club? We gotcha. Looking for some nature and good photo ops? We gotcha. Looking for some country-western good times? We gotcha. Looking for some punk rock? We gotcha. Buffets, shows, culture, etc.

You get my point.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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How about Cockroach Theater downtown

COCKROACH THEATER
Bah! My browser doesn't like that site and I was interested in reading about it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Thanks NLV gal. This is a good start.

Further, I imagine UNLV is going to be a source of culture:

Department of Theatre | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Art | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Home | Department of Dance | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Philosophy | University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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