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Las Vegas Jazz Festival, Solo Strips and other stuff you’ll want to know about

Didn’t cha know? Erykah Badu headlines night one of Las Vegas Jazz Fest.
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Las Vegas Jazz Festival Soul festival is more like it, with Erykah Badu and Musiq Soulchild (Friday), Toni Braxton and Brian McKnight (Saturday) and The Isley Brothers and Anthony Hamilton (Sunday) set to perform, along with a dozen or so others. September 25-27; 4 p.m. doors September 25; noon doors September 26-27; $55-$325/day, $165-$975/three-day; Henderson Pavilion.

Oliver Dragojevic The 67-year-old Croatian pop star will celebrate his Vegas debut with some musical pals—trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and harmonica man Antonio Serrano, among them—along with UNLV’s Symphony Orchestra. September 26, 8 p.m., $69-$149, the Pearl.


Performers from the Boulevard's production shows unite for Solo Strips, an offshoot of NYC's Broadway Bares charity show.

Solo Strips The Vegas offshoot of NYC’s Broadway Bares charity show features performers from Absinthe, Zombie Burlesque, Thunder From Down Under and more, stripping down to their skivvies to support Aid for AIDS of Nevada. September 28, 11 p.m., $20-$40,

Uncensored Voices Flip a metaphorical bird at anyone who has favored a Fahrenheit 451 future at Clark County Library’s annual fight against book censorship, with a panel discussion led by journalist Steve Sebelius and staged readings of banned titles. Reception (and controversy) to follow. September 29, 7 p.m.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera America’s first Latino Poet Laureate—and the first PLOTUS to visit Vegas—will read at Nevada State College in Henderson to christen its new theater. Let Herrera’s words fill and flame your heart. September 26, 7 p.m., free.


CSI Series Finale After 15 seasons, the long-running, hugely influential Las Vegas-set crime procedural ends with a two-hour finale featuring returning original stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. September 27, 9 p.m., CBS.

The Iron Giant The animated, full-length directorial debut by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) got lost in 1999’s summer-blockbuster glut but later became a cult classic. See why with this remastered edition. September 30, 7 p.m., $12.50, Regal Village Square & Colonnade Cinemas.

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