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Still Worth Watching

Before you read about this year’s Ones to Watch, catch up with talents from previous years

RAHMAAN PHILLIP, MUSICIAN

One to Watch: 2018. Since then: Phillip now performs with Lady Gaga, Bush, Tony Bennett, Kevin Hart, Quincy Jones, and more. He plays regularly on the Strip, and teaches violin, viola, cello, and piano.

LUIS VARELA-RICO, METAL SCULPTOR

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One to Watch: 2011. Since then: Since appearing in DC thanks to his guerrilla installations of metal origami cranes, he’s become a prominent public artist, with major commissions installed on Main Street and at a municipal sports complex.

SARAH O’CONNELL, IMPRESARIO

One to Watch: 2014. Since then: From her stewardship of Asylum Theatre — the reason we One to Watched her five years ago — O’Connell went on to create the arts awareness and advocacy website Eat More Art Vegas (eatmoreartvegas.com), a one-of-a-kind clearinghouse of cultural information, advocacy, and, increasingly rare otherwise, reviews.

BISCUIT STREET PREACHER, PAINTER

One to Watch: 2012. Since then: After going off the grid in Idaho for a few years — an interesting play for an artist known for “ferocious urban paintings” — Biscuit (aka Robby Martin) has returned to Las Vegas, and is again making his mark, including some sizable pieces (one’s 64 feet long) at The Strat.