and woman of all ages and all races — joined forces with the Legacy X
Foundation as the organization created the world’s largest
anti-bullying sign in the Las Vegas desert at the first-ever “Bully X”
event. The massive sign spanning approximately two football fields by
two football fields in size was constructed in thousands upon
thousands of individual messages against bullying from all 50 states
and more than 20 different countries.
After receiving the personal, anti-bullying messages from around the
world, the display took over 200 volunteers and more than 75 hours to
complete, from constructing the panels to finishing the display in the
desert. Despite high winds at times, the visual statement was unveiled
and will now be used as a tool to spread positivity, inspiration and
the message of the power of words.
“I’m proud of everyone at the Legacy X Foundation who made this event
possible,” said Justin Spencer, founder of Legacy X and Recycled
Percussion. “This was not a big company trying to break a world
record; this was a group of amazing individuals who came together on a
grassroots level to spread our positive message of inspiration to the
rest of the world.”
The Bully X event kicks off a variety of programming throughout the
Legacy X Foundation, including the launch of Legacy X hangouts and
online services provided to people throughout the nation to combat
bullying. Online services are set to launch within the next month.
Portions of the sign displayed at Bully X will also be sent to schools
throughout the country to be a reminder of the organization’s
The mission of the Legacy X Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization (application pending final IRS approval), is to create an
environment where people feel safe, accepted and have a sense of
belonging. Legacy X is committed to helping individuals overcome
bullying through counseling, educational programming and innovative
training. Legacy X also simultaneously works to stop bullying within
the communities where Legacy X hangouts exist. For more information
please visit www.legacyxfoundation.org or connect on Facebook or
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Nevada Conservatory Theatre Alternative Season presents “Five Women
Wearing the Same Dress” April 4-13
The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV presents Alan Ball’s “Five
Women Wearing the Same Dress” in the Black Box Theatre Apr. 4-13.
Rayme Cornell directs.
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee
estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an
upstairs bedroom, each with a reason to avoid the proceedings below.
As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously
discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and
touching celebration of the women’s spirit.
The cast includes Ashley Bufkin as Frances; Rachel Gilyard as
Meredith; Jasmine Mathews as Trisha; Jennifer Johnson as Georgeanne;
Samantha Murphy as Mindy; and Dakota Baker as Tripp.
The production and design team include scenic designer Megan Morey,
lighting designer Elizabeth Kline, costume designer Rose Scarborough,
technical director Kaitlyn Johnson, and production stage manager and
properties master Jade Calagawan.
Show times are at 8 p.m. on Apr. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12. Matinees are at
2 p.m. on Apr. 6 and 13. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $13.50 for
those under 18. For tickets or additional information, visit
pac.unlv.edu or call 895-ARTS (2787).
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Sundance Helicopters unveils new fleet
Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in
Las Vegas, has unveiled its newest fleet of helicopters, the EC130T2s
as well as a newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during
an event held March 18 at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino’s
Sundance Helicopters CEO Bob Engelbrecht announced during the
unveiling that the company is converting its entire fleet of AS350B2s
and EC130B4s to the EC130T2 by 2018. This new fleet comes on the heels
of Sundance Helicopters’ rebranding efforts, which not only includes
the new identity but also a new helicopter terminal opening in May.
“In 2012, we set our minds on the EC130T2s to enhance our guests’
experience, increase passenger comfort, and introduce the most
technologically advanced and … environmentally friendly helicopter
to the Grand Canyon,” said Bob Engelbrecht, CEO, Sundance Helicopters.
“We’re excited to unveil our new logo, new aircraft and stunning new
designs today. This marks the beginning of a new era for Sundance
The new EC130T2 created by Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus
Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense-related services,
provides improved performance and comfort over its predecessor, making
it a preferred option for passenger tours. It is the quietest aircraft
in its class, meeting or exceeding the most stringent noise standards,
including the Grand Canyon.
A Bose sound system, energy- absorbing leather seats, ample legroom,
digital instrument panel and larger windows are just some of the
advanced interior features on the EC130T2s. The Sundance Helicopter
exterior design is an eye- catching chrome plating with a silver and
gold finish, a first for the EC130T2 helicopter. These advanced
features bring even more comfort, improved operational performance,
flexibility, style and increased versatility.
Sundance Helicopters was recently joined by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
as part of the Air Methods Corporation tourism segment — both
designated as subsidiaries to AMC — making it the largest provider of
helicopter tours in the world. Sundance is not only the first Las
Vegas operator to provide Grand Canyon heli-tours but it is also one
of the most experienced Grand Canyon tour operators, transporting more
than 4 million guests since 1985.
For more information on Sundance Helicopters, please contact (800)
653-1881 or go to www.sundancehelicopters.com.
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Rape Crisis Center recruiting dedicated volunteers to work with
The Rape Crisis Center is actively recruiting female and male
volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist in responding to sexual
assault victims 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Currently, 30 volunteers actively assist the staff of the center in
answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims
and others who are seeking assistance, representing RCC at community
outreach and education events and planning and assisting with
fundraising activities. Crisis response volunteers are the
organization’s greatest need at the moment. Volunteers can assist on
the hotline from their homes and be prepared to respond to victims at
the hospital during their shift.
The next training session is scheduled to begin in mid-April and runs
three evenings per week for five weeks. Those who are interested must
complete an application and set up an interview prior to the beginning
of training. Interviews are being scheduled currently. Training is a
total of 50 hours, and includes learning about the services of The
Rape Crisis Center; community resources for sexual assault victims;
how to respond to individuals in crisis; how the investigation and
criminal justice process works for sexual assault cases, and numerous
Volunteers must be able to successfully pass an extensive background
check, drug screening, and commit to a minimum six month’s of
volunteer service, at least six hours per week. For more information,
please visit the website at www.rcclv.org and go to the Help RCC tab
to volunteer, or call the office 702-385-2153.
Volunteers that reflect the diversity of our community in terms of
age, gender, racial and ethnic background, sexual orientation and
language abilities are encouraged to apply. You can be a part of
giving back in a very real and needed way in our community.
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