Two More Can’t-Miss Shows in December

Year in Review

Through Dec. 31, Brett Wesley Gallery.

So much beautiful and thought-provoking art has hung on the walls of Brett Wesley Gallery throughout 2012 that a year-end retrospective could take several equal-size galleries to represent it. For practical reasons, the gallery is making do with one space, packing it with works by Danny Roberts (pictured), Luke Chueh, Sam Morris and Luis Varela-Rico. 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., 433-4433, BrettWesleyGallery.com.

Benjamin Alejandro: Success

Through Jan. 18, Amanda Harris Gallery.

There are fearless street artists, and then there’s Benjamin Alejandro, a.k.a. “Bamp,” who actually wheat-pastes his own Los Angeles Police Department mug shot up and down Hollywood’s streets. Alejandro’s Success show makes a provocative comment on the current nature of celebrity … meaning that his isn’t the only mug shot that is featured in his art. (Seriously, Lindsay Lohan: What gives?) 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 150, 769-6036, AmandaHarrisGallery.com.

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Classical Mystery Tour

Concerts

Classical Mystery Tour

By Deanna Rilling

As strings gently played “Let It Be,” four musicians took the stage in trademark Beatles black suits and mop tops. They could have been the real thing if your eyesight was poor—as was likely the case for the majority senior-citizen audience. The guys had clearly studied every nuance, particularly John Brosnan, who channeled George Harrison (it was a disappointment that Tony Kishman didn’t play his bass left-handed). In short, this is what The Beatles would have sounded like if they had gotten the chance to perform onstage with a live orchestra.

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