Spare us your caterwauling about Kanye West. Hate him or love him, the selective festival participant is Life Is Beautiful’s musical “get” and, believe it or not, the most acclaimed act on the bill. He’ll come to Downtown with an enviable arsenal of hip-hop chestnuts ... and should he bless attendees with a track or two from his upcoming album, it’ll give LIB the national headlines it has yet to garner—as would whatever bonkers production pieces he might trot out or epic rant he’ll inevitably launch. Which, disingenuous dissenters, is exactly what you want. Both fans and the peanut gallery will comprise an audience eager to be shocked, outraged, bowled over and/or entertained. Having seen West perform on four other occasions, I can tell you: He’s capable of doing it all.
Among the handful of Nevada-based films screened at last week's shorts fest was a few music videos for local acts.
The group’s footprint here has included a Joint residency, Kiss by Monster Mini-Golf and Kiss-themed wedding packages.
It has become more political, with songs about the #MeToo movement and bias in the news. And its sound is noticeably more aggressive.
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