Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rest in Heaven Walter Mason | 1926-2017

Walter Mason Jr.

Walter Mason Jr., who passed away on Feb. 28, was a tremendous contributor to the arts in Las Vegas. A celebration of his life was held recently at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, where he logged countless hours as a volunteer — mentoring young people, and producing and directing stage productions for first-time actors.

Mason spent his entire career in the entertainment industry as an actor, director and producer. Rooted firmly as a creative force in the theatrical world, he traveled the world to deliver award-winning performances in such productions as “Othello,” “The Tempest,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Purlie,” “Victorious,” “Golden Boy,” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Born January 26, 1926 in Detroit, Mason (pictured here receiving an honor from Broadway in the Hood founder Torrey Russell) was passionate about helping youth in the community and sharing his artistic gifts.

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