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Updated: Mar 8, 2019

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) continued its annual tradition of performing The Nutcracker in December, sharing sugarplum fairies, dancing dolls and the Land of Sweets with Las Vegas audiences. It was my great privilege to escort young Kennedy Aitken and her mom, Kim, to our first performance of this classic ballet at The Smith Center thanks to the generosity of my good friend, Jack Gaughan -- who conducted the live musical accompaniment to NBT’s production for the sixth time.