Ever wonder who created all those life-size bronze statues located in Green Valley? The Los Angeles Times provides some insight into sculptor J. Seward Johnson, the 82-year-old artist whose creations can be found in major cities throughout the world. Since 2005, Johnson has been taking familiar images—such as the photo of a sailor kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II, and Marilyn Monroe with her white dress billowing up—and creating larger-than-life sculptures of them. Johnson’s art has been labeled “kitsch” by critics. But with more than 300 of his works on display worldwide, including the six statues in Henderson, there’s no denying Johnson’s global reach.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.