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After the Party: Christmas Tree Recycling Afro-Latin Vegas Dance Festival | January 26-28 Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk–these are the names of the sizzling Afro-Latin social After all the Christmas hoopla and hubbub is jingle jangled out, there’s dances that will heat up the floorboards at Harrah’s Las Vegas (3475 S. Las always that one last chore: taking down the tree. But before you drag it Vegas Blvd.). A delicious blend of music and movement from Brazil, the out to the curb for the garbage truck, consider this: Valley residents will Dominican Republic and the Republic of Angola, the festival features work- purchase roughly 200,000 trees for the season, most of which wind up in shops led by professional competitive dancers, demos, live DJs and bands, landfills. The beauty of O Tannenbaum? If recycled properly, it can be and all-night dance parties. Visit www.lasvegas.mybachatafestival.com for turned to mulch and used to make even more trees! schedule and info. The Las Vegas Christmas Tree Recycling Committee has made this their mission: to recycle trees and provide the mulch to valley parks and gar- dens. Ultimately, the project promotes the sustainability of live cut trees and frees up valuable landfill space that can be used for non-recyclable materials. They don’t collect curbside, but they do have 30 locations across the valley for convenient drop offs, including the Springs Preserve. To learn more and find a drop site near you, call (702) 822-7700, visit the Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Facebook page, or www.springspreserve.org. 7th Annual Dog Bed & Blanket Drive Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Pet Therapy Program is once again helping four-legged furry friends in local animal shelters stay warm this winter. Lisa Browder, manager of the Complementary Therapies Program at NAH, said the organization has collected more than 8,000 items over the last six seasons and is grateful for the generosity of the community, volunteers and employees. “We all love to support these animals looking for a forever home and also the shelters that house and take care of them,” she said. “In fact, most of Ladysmith Black Mambazo | February 3 Four-time Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo will soon bring their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charm- ing onstage banter to the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza (720 Twin Lakes Dr.). The spectacular all-male group from South Africa has been perform- ing songs of peace and love since they assembled in the 1960s, finding fame in the U.S. on Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Since, they’ve recorded with artists from Stevie wonder to Melissa Etheridge, provided soundtrack material for Disney’s The Lion King Part II and accompanied Nelson Mandela to receive his Nobel Peace Prize. They are, in a word, inspiring. Visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov for info. Nevada Conservatory Theatre Presents Fences | February 9-11 & 15-18 In the 1985 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Fences, African- American playwright August Wilson examines race relations and what it was like to be black in the mid-20th century. The play centers on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball Leagues who works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relation- ships ]\YH[\ۋ[\ۈ[H^B[ ]H[XH[]YH^[^HX]H L HˈX\[[KK\]˕SYKX܈X]˂ԑQUHZ][\H]ܚ[[\ܘ[HܚY[[H[YHH[\˸'HY\\H\Y\\[\HY[[XXX\H BHY][ۈ[^x&\H\[܈ۘ][ۜو]܈[H\Y\H\Y\[X]\HYX[P[Y\X[\]XYXH\˜[]Y[][\[[[Y] ^Hۛ܈H][\و[ݙY[\ۙXܜ[\\‘ۘ][ۜ[HYٙH[X\H KQXX\H ] M H[YY[H\][ۈ]X[Hٝ[X[[[]H[KB[ۈ ML[^XH^KK L[H[[Z[Y]YYX[[ۈ[H\ܛX[H]\\Y\X\HX]H MLHˈZBٙXHZ[[ K[Y\X[ KKЈ[Z[\ L H]YHYXY K[X[ۜ^HXYHYYK\\[۝[HXK]H[\ێ[\[[Z]X[[] L Y[[[X[H\Y[[\^H\]\\[[]YX] MMHˈ\[K LL \]˛Z ܙ܈[ܙH[ˈ\[H[\[\\\YۈYX[P[Y\X[YK[Y B[ܙH[\Y[[ۚ\K[H\[\Y[ۙ\ˈ\]H[X][ۈو]\]B˛\[\ݙY\˘H܈[˂[XX\KHZH[YHXۚ^H[ۛ܈HX[HXY][Y[›وYX[P[Y\X[ˈۈXX\H M H[\\B˜[\\KܙH[Z\[X[X\ܞH[۝\][ X]\[]H]\X[[K[[[[&\X]]Y\ˈ]8&\˜H][H][HH[Z[H[[K\][^HXYHYBوHܙX]YX[P[Y\X[\\]\XX[[^]ܚYHܚœ\H[XY[][ۋݛHY[[\YH\[۞KX]\H][[X][[H]\]H]XZ\YHX]]Y[ N[X\KљXX\H NܙY]Y\Z]XX[X^X[Y[Y[