The winner of the Vegas preliminaries (30 dogs in 10 minutes) will go to Coney Island to take on the world champion (60+ dogs in 10 mins). Speed eating? This is one contest I wouldn't mind coming in dead last.
I could've sat and watched the doggie high jump all afternoon - the dogs loved showing off - the louder the crowd cheered, the higher they jumped. Some breeds are more athletic than others - the chihuahuas sat in the stands and barked approval.
The Smith Center has two buildings - the Reynolds with the concert hall and the Boman Pavilion with the 300 seat cabaret and the studio theater - all of it quite gorgeous art deco, down to the trash cans.
To go along with the new symphony hall at the Smith Center, we have a Symphony Park full of art - statues of donors/fund raisers and Pipe Dream (Fanfare For The Common Man) by Tim Bavington, inspired by Aaron Copland.