Tivoli Village Kicks Off the New Year with New Healthand Wellness Offerings




Tivoli Village welcomes a new roster of health and wellness offerings to help tackle those New Year’s resolutions. Stay on track and exceed your goals with these unique activations from select retailers and vendor pop-ups.


New Year’s Eve Group Meditation Lounge 

Silent Savasana and Tivoli Village are partnering up to create a one-of-a-kind meditation lounge where wellness enthusiasts can partake in intention setting prior to the start of the New Year. Guests will have four opportunities to enjoy a 45-minute guided meditation on New Year’s Eve led by yoga trendsetter Dray Gardner. Further activate the experience by utilizing frankincense and taking advantage of add-ons including a DoTERRA deep blue chair massage, aromatherapy reiki session, CBD recover sport massage and more.


Date: Tues., Dec. 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Price: $20, click here for tickets

KiloClub Las Vegas

Formerly the David Barton Gym, KiloClub has reimagined the second-story space overlooking the Tivoli Village Fountains. The only Las Vegas health club to receive the prestigious Condé Nast Five Star distinction and to enforce a capped membership model, KiloClub is redefining the workout experience and quickly becoming the hottest fitness destination for those 21+ in Sin City. Conceptualized by internationally acclaimed gym developer Jea Jung, his projects are trademarked by luxurious amenities, stunning décor, and cutting-edge equipment. Attracting and winning over the most discriminating gym enthusiast – and assembling the most elite team of personal trainers on the planet – Kilo Club pulses with an energy that is both exciting and addictive.


Hours: Monday-Friday, 5:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Price: Monthly membership fee $150 per month beginning January 16, 2020


Pressed Juicery

Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolution with farm-to-table cold pressed juices from Pressed Juicery located at Tivoli Village. The West Los Angeles-based company offers the brand’s cold-pressed juices, signature beverages, cold-pressed coffee and specialty waters in addition to two-ounce functional shots and grab-and go snacks. From December 29-January 31, guests can enjoy special pricing on custom juice packs including a pick six juice pack for just $25, or a pick four juice pack plus a shot for $20. If patrons spend $30 or more, they’ll receive a complimentary cooler bag that is perfect for on-the-go.


Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Price: Varies




From dancing in the streets to yoga on the Piazza, old-world elegance blends seamlessly with today’s active lifestyle at Tivoli Village. Anchored by Restoration Hardware’s RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village, the outdoor center is complemented by a curated collection of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques. Enticing restaurants range from local favorite, Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse, to national standout, Brio Tuscan Grille, while KiloClub and Dance With Me serve as upscale experiential destinations beyond traditional retail and dining options.

Located in one of the most affluent sections of Southern Nevada, Tivoli Village is 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, conveniently situated near the Summerlin Parkway. The center proudly boasts 370,000 square feet of retail and restaurants and 300,000 square feet of Class A office space.

Complimentary valet and covered parking are provided. Restaurant and store hours vary. For more information on events at Tivoli Village visit tivolivillagelv.com, follow Tivoli Village on Instagram and Twitter, or like Tivoli Village on Facebook.

Life Time Athletic in Green Valley and Summerlin Offer Fall Menu Items at the LifeCafe


Life Time Athletic in Green Valley and Summerlin
Offer Fall Menu Items at the LifeCafe 


Fall in love with new menu items at Life Time Athletic! Locations in Green Valley and Summerlin are offering new seasonal food and drink items at the LifeCafe, available now through the end of autumn.

Created by Life Time’s Executive Chef Ryan Dodge, new dishes to be offered at the LifeCafe were inspired by and made with seasonal ingredients. New seasonal selections include an Autumn Chicken Bowl, mixed with ginger-spiced chicken, black kale, arugula, brown rice, farro, quinoa, butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, craisins, and apple and sage brown butter, priced at $9; and a Harvest Turkey Panini, stacked with turkey, swiss cheese, apples, cranberry aioli, black kale and arugula, grilled between focaccia bread and served with a seasonal side, priced at $8. LifeCafe baristas will be serving up Pumpkin Spice Lattes throughout the season as well, made with organic two percent milk, espresso, chai, spiced pumpkin and salted caramel, prices starting at $4.50.

About Life Time® – Healthy Way of Life
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 138 destinations in 38 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages.

Life Time destinations across the U.S. and Canada offer distinctive, branded programs and services including: personal and TEAM small group training, weight loss programming, Pilates, studio, cycle and yoga classes, tennis, racquetball and squash, swim programming and Ultimate Hoops basketball. Full-service LifeSpas, LifeCafe, and LifeClinic Chiropractic offices are also located within Life Time. For more information visit www.lifetime.life.

Next Saturday Oct 7, The Grow Your Own Festival Announces Stage Lineup of FREE Live Musicians, Chef Demos, Lil’ Roots Junior Gardner Activities and Gardening Workshops



Next Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 10am – 4pm Vegas Roots Community Garden

(September 27, 2017) – LAS VEGAS, NV – Grow Your Own Festival – The How to Grow Fresh, Organic Produce in Las Vegas Festival – announces the FREE festival stage lineup of live music and entertainment, chef stage and demonstration, kid’s activities, workshop lineup, and do-it-yourself activities available on Saturday, October 7th.  All taking place from 10am – 4pm at Vegas Roots Community Garden – 715 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas, the event is gearing up to be a full day of FREE activities and entertainment showcasing the valley’s top talents in music, food, urban gardening and farmers leading workshops and demos to get you digging in, with the know-how to grow year-round produce in Las Vegas.


Festival highlights include novice to advanced gardening workshops & displays, DIY demos hosted by Minimal Market, homemade yogurt and cheese making by Virgin Cheese, a Chef demo stage featuring local restaurants, El Dorado Cantina’s wine and beer garden, The Studio Place Greenline Re-design Fashion Show and Auction, a festival General Store with bulk organic seeds, keynote addresses by Zen Honeycutt, Founder of Moms Across America and Tami Canal, founder of the international grass roots movement, March Against Monsanto, a Vendor Village with dozens of community-minded, sustainable exhibitors, artisans and organic food – in addition to music, entertainment, and more!


The Lil’ Roots will enjoy the Las Vegas public premiere performance by John Paul Ouvrier as The Wizard of Youth 4 Kids LIVE! This premier entertaining show on health and fitness for kids includes comedy, music and puppets and makes learning the fundamental principles of health, FUN.  The Wizard and his rebellious dog, Rock Rock, teach children the secrets to staying healthy and young for the rest of their lives. Other junior gardener highlights include school garden clubs, garden rock art painting, a bugs and bat demo, treasure hunting, fairy gardens at Chloe’s Fairy Cottage and a Make and Take Station by Project Angel Faces.

For more information please visit https://www.growyourownfestival.com. For general inquires please email info@growyourownfestival.com and for press requests email chandra@redmercuryent.com.


GROW YOUR OWN FESTIVAL is made possible due to our Community Partners Garden Farms, Star Nursery, Wonder Soil, Ahern, El Dorado Cantina, Beauty Bar, Chipotle, 702 Farms, UNLV Rebel Recycling, The Studio Place, Savers, Nevada Partners, Nevada Energy Star Partners Green Alliance & GREENFest, the Wizard of Youth, Living Well Organic, Urban Seed, Hot 97.5FM, Q106FM, and Natural Awakenings of Greater Las Vegas. Produced by Red Mercury Entertainment.



*Artists and Schedule subject to change




10:00am          Drum Circle Welcome & Lunaea Mystic Arts 

10:30am          Wizard of Youth Live 4 Kids! 

Join John Paul Ouvrier, the Wizard of Youth as he speeds through the Kingdom Of Health helping children grow up young and healthy

11:10am          The Studio Place Greenline Re-Design Fashion Show and Auction

Upcycled, student studio steam punk designed Halloween costumes available for auction

11:25am          Junior Gardeners Show & Tell

Clark County School District now boasts the largest outdoor garden classroom project in the country. Hear a couple of their stars speak about growing their own food.

12:00 pm        Paige Overton

Savor the soulful sounds of this up and coming singer songwriter

12:30pm         Zen Honeycutt, Founder, Moms Across America

Founder of Moms Across America, a national movement of Moms whose purchasing power goes to chemical-free foods

12:45pm         Peter Clark

Lead guitarist and vocals for Scotty and the Silver Dollar Prophets

1:15pm           The Studio Place Greenline Re-Design Fashion Show and Auction

Upcycled, student studio steam punk designed Halloween costumes available for auction

1:30pm           Kaylie Foster 

Don’t miss this shining star named Las Vegas Weekly’s Best New Artist

2:00pm           Urban Seed Foundation

On a relentless mission to change the way the world is fed, starting locally in Las Vegas

2:15pm           Tami Canal, Founder, March Against Monsanto

2:45pm           Lady Reiko & the Sin City Prophets

A force to be reckoned with, powerhouse vocals and lyrics, come find musical sanctuary



Schedule below repeated morning and afternoon

  • How to Garden in Las Vegas: Beds, Buckets or Towers?
  • Container Gardening 101
  • Gardening with Your Kids
  • Growing Garden Towers
  • Hydro & Aquaponics
  • Fruit & Nut Trees in the Desert
  • Herb Gardens Galore
  • Composting 101: Dos, Don’ts, Worms & Whatnots

DIY Demo Tent

  • A local Las Vegas company that encourages the community to adapt eco-conscious habits and provides minimal waste alternatives to single-use disposable plastics.
    Minimal Waste Home- Clean & Green
  • DIY Bath & Beauty- Sustainable staples to make yourself
  • Home Food Preservation – Basic Methods for Canning the Desert’s Bounty

Chef Demo Stage

10:00am          Chef Mayra, Pura Vida Vegas

10:30am          Chef Donald Lemperle, VegeNation

11:30am          Chef  Johnny Church, Aureole & Create A Change Now
12:00pm          Shane Stuart, Rawmixologist, Gardens in a Glass

12:30pm          Chef Emily Brubaker, Urban Seed Foundation

1:00pm            Chef Paco, El Dorado Cantina

1:30pm            Ditchin’ Dairy: Yogurt, Cheese & Cream by Jodi & Virgin Cheese

2:00pm            Chef Stephen Cordaro, Humane Food 702

2:30pm            Chef Jahvon Colli, Sherry’s Taste of Jamaica

3:00pm            Chef Keidi, Living Superfood



Junior Gardeners Stage

11:00am          Move and Groove Kid Yoga with Nicole Ders

12:00pm          Wizard of Youth Meet & Greet

12:30pm          Annie & Recycled Art

1:00pm            Home-made Slime

1:30pm            Bugs & Bats with Bryan

2:00pm            The Studio Place Greenline Re-design Fashion Show and Auction

2:30pm            Making Fairy Gardens with Chloe’s Fairy Cottage

3:00pm            Drum Jam with Cowtown Guitars




Wizard of Youth Live 4 Kids! 

10:30am Main Stage

12:00pm Lil Roots Tent Meet & Greet

Join the Wizard of Youth as he speeds through the Kingdom of Health, helping children grow up young and healthy


Join John Paul Ouvier, The Wizard of Youth, as he speeds through the Kingdom of Health helping children grow up young with his dog Rock Rock, and his cat Deebles, watching out for the evil Dark Fitness! Now a TV show coming to a channel near you. Still the favorite board game and successful book used in the classroom; now we’re on TV! Like our page and tell everyone you know! http://www.wizardofyouth.com


The Studio Place Greenline Re-design Fashion Show and Auction

11:10am & 1:15pm Main Stage

2:00pm Lil Roots Stage

Upcycled, student studio steam punk designed Halloween costumes available for auction


Sisters, Wynette and Lori Jones, have curated The Studio Place, a 501 (c)(3) Arts and Education program that serves as a gateway for youth ages 14-19 to obtain the necessary skills to graduate high school,  prepare for college, start their own business, or secure sustainable employment, by teaching The Business of Fashion Design. Embracing the challenge of upcycling garments from community partner, Savers, into Steam Punk style Halloween costumes, the students will see their garments form concept to commerce, with an end of festival auction! http://thestudioplace.org


Paige Overton


Main Stage

Savor the soulful sounds of this up and coming singer songwriter


“Best Local Country Act,” Las Vegas Weekly 2010 Vegas’ Best Reader’s Choice Poll
“Paige Overton and Co. are among the top local acts in town,” -Jarett Keene / Las Vegas CityLife 9/17/09
“This live show was one of the most unforgettable performances I’ve been to in a long time, worth seeing again and again,” -Braeden Ellis / www.examiner.com 8/31/09

“Call it whatever your fancy is … country alt, y’alternative or “Punky-Tonk” as the band terms it, this quartet… kicks out powerful catchy and juicy original music,” -By Moon London / MojoRepublik.com 2/08


Zen Honeycutt, Founder, Moms Across America


Main Stage

Founder of Moms Across America, a national movement of Moms whose purchasing power goes to chemical-free foods


ON Zen Honeycutt is the mother of three boys who struggled with allergies and autism symptoms until they went GMO Free and organic. She created Moms Across America, a national Coalition of Unstoppable Moms to raise awareness about GMOs and related pesticides, and discovered that thousands of Moms are seeing the same results. Moms Across America now has had over 600 leaders create nearly 900 events in the past 5 years, raising awareness with millions, shifting the market place to organic and creating healthy communities across the country and around the world. Zen has been featured on CNN, the Dr.Oz show, the Wall Street Journal, CSPAN, ABC 7 and more. She is an international speaker and writer. Her book UNSTOPPABLE will be available for presale at the Grow Your Own Festival. Zen grows her own food in a small backyard with her husband and three boys in Southern California. http://www.momsacrossamerica.com


Peter Clark


Main Stage

Lead guitarist and vocals for Scotty and the Silver Dollar Prophets


Kaylie Foster 


Main Stage

Don’t miss this shining star named Las Vegas Weekly’s Best New Artist


This soulful singer-songwriter has many stardom-making talents in her skill set, but her warm, passionate and wholly genuine vocals stand apart. She knows when to hold back, and when to sing her heart out—and she makes it all seem effortless. soundcloud.com/kayliefostermusic. – Best Emerging Vocalist – Las Vegas Weekly 2017 https://www.facebook.com/KaylieFosterMusic/


Urban Seed Foundation


Main Stage

On a relentless mission to change the way the world is fed, starting locally in Las Vegas


Come hear how over the last decade, the Urban Seed team of experts in farming, engineering, food and technology have cultivated a relentless mission to change the way the world is fed.


Tami Canal, Founder, March Against Monsanto


Main Stage

Founder of March Against Monsanto, an international grassroots movement 

against Monsanto corporation, a producer of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide and proven toxin.

Founder of March Against Monsanto, founded in response to the failure of California Proposition 37, a ballot initiative which would have required labeling food products made from GMOs. Advocates support mandatory labeling laws for food made from GMOs.  The initial march took place on May 25, 2013. Events took place in between 330 and 436 cities around the world, mostly in the United States. Many protests occurred in Southern California, and some participants carried signs expressing support for mandatory labeling of GMOs that read “Label GMOs, It’s Our Right to Know”, and “Real Food 4 Real People”. Canal said that the movement would continue its “anti-GMO cause” beyond the initial event. Further marches have occurred annually in May, catapulting GMOs into a household term. http://www.march-against-monsanto.com

Lady Reiko & the Sin City Prophets


Main Stage    

A force to be reckoned with, powerhouse vocals and lyrics, come find musical sanctuary

A fusion of roots, rock and reggae, their presence commands attention. They are freedom fighters using music as their weapon. This 11-piece, high energy band has been rocking America’s West Coast since 2008. Lady Reiko is an eclectic group of musicians known for their dynamic instrumentation, conscious message and unique ability to get any crowd moving. http://www.ladyreikomusic.com/index.html

The NIGHT Pillow – Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Olivia Munn


Introducing NIGHT pillow.  After a decade in the bedding industry, the co founders of NIGHT came to a simple conclusion…pillows sucked.  They found that other pillows were made of absorbent materials that suck up everything – moisture from skin and hair, expensive face creams, pollutants, bacteria, youth, beauty, health and ultimately consumer money.  So, the founders of NIGHT spent years scouring the globe to develop a pillow that was incredibly comfortable while also being good for the health and beauty game.  NIGHT has organically attracted the support of celebrities, high profile influencers and dermatologists.
The NIGHT Pillow

Oxygenated memory foam pillow is soft and fluffy

Self adjusts to accommodate every sleep position

TriSilkTM pillowcase made from highest quality mulberry silk – previously used only for high end couture and custom fitted to prevent bunching

No extra pillowcase needed – sleep directly on it

Machine washable

Signature black hue negates light promoting a deeper, more restorative sleep

Fights bed head, wrinkles, and blemishes by moisturizing skin and hair

Hypoallergenic and antibacterial

Extras included – dark, salty chocolate, wash bag and eco friendly reusable tote

Born in NYC and made in the USA


The NIGHT pillow is available online at DiscoverNight.com for $150.00.

The Holidays Are Here, The Holidays Are Here. Holiday Seasons Are Hangover Seasons. Intox Detox To The Rescue.


It’s that time of year again. Holidays, Stress, Parties, Booze and ugh Hangovers. That means it’s time for Intox Detox dietary supplements. Don’t suffer from hangovers this holiday season. Let Intox Detox’s combination of traditional Chinese medicine and the latest ground-breaking dietary supplementation science help your body detox, recover and protect from the damaging after effects of alcohol consumption.

Hurry! Get those orders in now. FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING on Intox-Detox 12-count boxes until Thanksgiving so you can get your product there as soon as humanly possible for the holiday. Hangovers suck! Intox-Detox works.

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Enjoy celebrating good times confident you will be refreshed the day after enjoying spirited beverages! Intox Detox dietary supplement helps your body recover naturally. Intox-Detox is all-natural, safe and formulated to be taken BEFORE you drink alcoholic beverages to help the body detox, recover and protect from the damaging after effects of alcohol consumption. With a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the latest ground-breaking dietary supplementation science. Intox-Detox is the only Alcohol Detoxification and Recovery Formula to contain the patented and clinically proven ingredient Setria L-Glutahione and Japanese Raisin; the only two substances proven by human clinical trials to neutralize the cause of the painful after-effects of drinking. Intox-Detox is all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. It contains no additives or preservatives and is manufactured in a cGMP FDA-inspected facility, made in the USA.

Dietary supplement packs available per serving at the Intox Detox WEBSITE: www.Intox-Detox.com
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Promise For The Perry’s – FUNdraiser For Las Vegas Family – Haydens Fight With Osteosarcoma – At Above The Crust Pizza Saturday November 12th 11am-7pm


The Perry’s world was flipped upside down this year when their twelve-year-old son, Hayden, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Osteosarcoma. A normal routine of school and family time has since been altered to frequent hospital stays, surgery, and chemotherapy. Despite the physical and mental hardships this has caused Hayden, he has not let it get him down. His continuous positivity has touched and inspired many people in his life, especially his parents and his younger twin brothers, Ethan and Mason.


Cancer is not pretty, and it is especially heart-wrenching in pediatric cases. For this reason, we are asking you, your family, and friends to join us November 12th at Above the Crust, located at 7810 W. Ann Rd, to help this family see promise in this difficult time. From 11am to 7pm, celebrities of the Las Vegas Strip, along with Cadillac of Las Vegas, will be helping us host a FUNdraiser for the Perry’s that will be a great time for the whole family! Robert Nash, celebrity Robert De Niro impersonator, will be here with his legendary Cadillac from the movie “Casino,” as we try to fill it with your generous donations. To show our appreciation for your help, we will be having a live radio remote with HUGE giveaways, as well as a raffle to win lots of cool prizes from businesses throughout the Las Vegas valley! Live musical and character entertainment, face painting, balloon artists, yard games, and more will be here for your family to enjoy. In addition, 20% of all food sales from Above the Crust will be donated to the cause.

Let’s show Hayden and his family that we can come together as a community to kick cancer’s butt!

*To learn more about the Perry family’s journey with this diagnosis, follow their Facebook page:
Fighting Solves Everything: Hayden’s fight w/osteosarcoma


*Follow Above the Crust on Facebook to stay updated on prizes, appearances, and other event details.
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**A special thank you to our major supporters LJ Harness of Cadillac of Las Vegas, Tiffani Foote of My Little Helper, Robert Nash, Ed Orasi of Keller Williams Realty, Patrick Becker of All-State Insurance, Campioni Foods, and Marc Perea of Farmers Insurance, along with our other community sponsors.

Stay Hydrated On The Go – HYDAWAY – Collapsible Water Bottle


What an awesome new product to keep you hydrated this summer. Whether you are going to the beach, on a hike, at a concert or just enjoying the outdoors make sure you take a Hydaway collapsible water bottle with you.

Need to hydrate constantly, but don’t want to lug around heavy plastic water bottles? You need HYDAWAY, a collapsible, reusable and sturdier portable alternative to rigid water bottles. Expand the bottle full size to quench the biggest thirst, or its innovative hinged design allows you to fold it down into a flat disc, that will easily fit into a pocket, backpack, or purse. All Hydaway bottles feature an easy to use, flip-up straw for quick sips, carabiner-friendly carry handle, and come with a Watertight Guarantee. BPA-Free, Taste & Odor-Free and Dishwasher Safe. Keep your HYDAWAY clean and safe while storing them away with the HYDAWAY travel case. This impact-resistant foam case will protect your bottle from sharp objects, dirt, and grime. Hydaway helps to reduce plastic bottle waste by being a convenient, on-the-go hydration solution.

Purchase Your HYDAWAY Collapsible Bottle


Hydaway™ Collapsible Bottle Instructional Video from Hydaway Bottle on Vimeo.

How to Party “Vegas Style” with no hangover ~ Intox-Detox ~ you can party like a rock star


Intox-Detox tackles the world’s oldest problem – the negative after effects of alcohol consumption with real science. And best of all, it works.

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Hangovers suck! Before we get into how Intox-Detox™ just might be the best thing since Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the sliced bread machine in 1928 (Seriously. Best thing since sliced bread), let’s first get into explaining what causes those painful after-effects of drinking too much. Then we can reveal how to avoid a hangover.

Those mornings after are painful. Most of us have been there. The headaches, nausea, aversion to bright lights & loud noises, and body aches are commonly associated with ‘tying one on’ and drinking too much the night before.
But what causes those painful morning-after side effects?

An enzyme in our liver breaks down alcohol into a compound called Acetaldehyde. This metabolite is mostly responsible for those painful ‘mornings after’, also known as hangovers.

Luckily for us, our bodies produce something called Glutathione which removes the toxicity of that pesky Acetaldehyde. Unluckily for us, our natural stores of Glutathione quickly run out when we consume larger amounts of alcohol. This causes a buildup of Acetaldehyde, which gives us those painful mornings after drinking.

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Taken before you drink, Intox-Detox™ is the only product on the market that addresses the cause of the after-effects of drinking alcohol, not just the symptoms.

Japanese raisin can teach you how to avoid a hangover!Japanese Raisin: Intox-Detox™ provides a clinically-proven dose of Japanese Raisin, shown in human research to break down the metabolite Acetaldehyde, which is largely responsible for the painful after-effects of drinking.

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Hangovers suck! Intox-Detox™ has green tea to helpGreen Tea: Preliminary research suggests that Green Tea helps the body energize, detox and fight the damaging free radicals that come from toxins like alcohol.
Ginseng may function as an all natural hangover remedyGinseng: Not just for energy! The science says Korean Red Panax Ginseng can help restore balance and eliminate toxins from your body, boosting liver function.

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Local Letter Carriers to Participate in National Food Drive to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on MAY 14th


Local Letter Carriers to Participate in National Food Drive to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

24th Annual One-Day Food Drive Takes Place Saturday, May 14, 2016

Local Letter Carriers to Participate in National Food Drive to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on MAY 14

Giving back is as easy as leaving non-perishable food items at your mailbox on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for your letter carrier to pick up and deliver to a local food pantry in need as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

To participate, simply leave the non-perishable food items, such as as cereal, pasta, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, and canned protein (like tuna and chicken) in a bag by, or in, your mailbox and your letter carrier will pick up the items during their normal routes on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

This year, community members can also contribute money to provide fresh produce to pantries throughout the month of May by donating online at to http://www.stampyourgood.com/.

“All the food that we collect locally, stays here in the valley to help feed those in need in Southern Nevada,” said Glenn Norton, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 2502, representing Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Boulder City.  “We are working with 19 local food pantries this year who rely on this food drive to get them through the summer months when children are not in school.   During the summer, especially, families rely on the pantries to help put nutritious food on the table.”


The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in America and is always held on the second Saturday in May because by then, most food banks are starting to run out of donations received during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods.

Last year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected more than 300,000 pounds of food in Southern Nevada, which was an almost 50% increase over the previous year’s grand total. Nationally, individuals donated over 70 million pounds of non-perishable food in 2015. The participating letter carriers are hoping to surpass these numbers in 2016.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger

Twitter: @StampOutHunger

Website:  www.nalc.org/food

Las Vegas FF002 – Further Future announces Cutting-Edge, Interactive Wellness and Spa program


Further Future announces Cutting-Edge, Interactive Wellness and Spa program

With the second edition of Further Future nearing closer, the boutique festival beyond Las Vegas has announced an innovative wellness and spa program with cutting-edge thought leaders like Parsley Health founder Robin Berzin, MD, Bread Head filmmaker Max Lugavere, former NASA Scientist Bear Walker, Ph.D,and Society C founderDaphne Cheng. The wellness program has been curated by the pioneering talent and consulting firm The Wellness Agency, while the spa is being hosted by StyleSeat, the leading online destination for booking beauty services.

In addition to comfort and relaxation, FF002 will bring luminary speakers, tastemaking chefs hosting pop-up dinners, rare mixology options, interactive art exhibits, forward-thinking technology including futurist VR demos, and an eclectic grouping of over 60 globally-renowned musicians including Caribou, Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet, Lee Burridge, and The Pharcyde to the Moapa River Indian Reservation from April 29 – May 1. Watch the event trailer here.

For those seeking serenity, Further Future has enlisted an enlightened group of experts to host yoga and meditation classes throughout the weekend. Guests can take part in flow yoga with Ally Bogard, restorative experiences iwth SERENE Social co-founder Millana Snow, vedic meditation lessons from The Veda Center director Charlie Knoles, and sunset yoga with eclectic Vegas gym TruFusion.

For a more committed workout, intensive classes will be offered with American Ninja Warrior finalist Travis Brewerand parkour specialist Modern Tarzan. In addition, Equinox will launch their newest fitness class, Headstrong at Further Future. Created by Michael Gervais and Kai Karlstrom, Headstrong is an Active Regeneration workout where high intensity meets mindful movement.

Offering guests pampering and tranquility, FF002 will feature the “Ablyss Spa” with fashion-forward stylists and relaxation specialists, all powered by StyleSeat. The online platform will offer IV drip therapy, body art sessions with airbrush specialist Kelsea Rae, hair styling with extensions expert Brittany Donaldson, intricate henna tattoos withSabreena Haque, trigger point massage therapy with Raymond Vela, and fantasy makeup with Cassandra Love Lambert. For an elegant and seamless experience at Ablyss, these options can be booked in advance here.

Focusing on the future of the human body and condition, Further Future will offer intimate talks from coveted members of the health community including Functional Forum creator James Maskell, Amplify Effect foundersHeather Rees and Fern Olivia Langham, Initiation course creator Dr. Nikki Star, MD, and diet expert Sarah Anne Stewart. A Sunday Rehab brunch will also take place with yoga, sound healing, and mushroom drinks from fungi expert and Four Sigmatic foods founder Tero Isokauppila.

Guests interested in both physical and mental journeys can take part in adventure travel sessions with holistic practitioner and bio-tracker technologies specialist Bear Walker, traveller and philanthropist Leon Logothetis, and psychedelics master Fabian Piorkowski. This session will cover topics like ayahuasca, yoga, deep meditation retreats, micro-dosing, ibogaine, and the power of pushing the limits of our bodies.

The festivities will officially kick off Friday night with an opening ceremony that includes a networking event with speakers and practitioners, along with a performance from guided meditation leader and Center of The Cyclone founder Biet Simkin. The closing ceremony for the wellness space will take place on Sunday night with Christopher Willits presenting his immersive audiovisual experience Envelop Satellite, followed by morning meditation at theRobot Heart bus.

To ease the entire process, all programming will be available on a branded app and concierge services will be available to help guide attendees through the weekend. Private bespoke consultations with wellness experts are also available for purchase prior to and during the festival. Bespoke experiences include private sessions with Robin Berzin, MD and Bear Walker, Ph.D, along with tuning fork sessions with acupuncturist and wellness expert Rose Goodman.


  • Spa: Presented by StyleSeat. Massages, IV Drips, hair styling, body art, henna, makeup
  • Classes: Ally Bogard (Flow yoga), Millana Snow (Reiki), Charlie Knoles (Vedic meditation)
  • Medicine Talks: Tero Isokauppila (Mushroom forager), Bear Walker (Holistic practitioner)
  • Workouts: Travis Brewer (American Ninja Warrior finalist), Modern Tarzan (Parkour expert)
  • Health Speakers: Robin Berzin MD (Parsley Health founder), Max Lugavere (Bread Head filmmaker), Daphne Cheng (CBS News featured chef)

Join us in the Further Future and get your tickets now by visiting furtherfuture.com/tickets. The first two ticket tiers have sold out, with the third tier now available in addition to Saturday access 2-day passes and Sunday passes. Sign up for The Further Futurist newsletter to receive additional updates.


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About Further Future
Brought to you by the forward-thinking minds behind Robot Heart, Further Future is an innovative boutique festival in its second year, taking place in the desert beyond Las Vegas from April 29 – May 1, 2016. The highly-anticipated second voyage brings together visionary leaders in music, tech, wellness, and gastronomy for a lavish camping and guest-centric festival experience with the goal of creating an ecosystem where amazing people from all walks of life and skill sets can collaborate to push mankind forward. Their stacked lineup showcases world-renowned artists including Nicolas Jaar, Caribou, Four Tet, Lee Burridge, Leftfield, The Pharcyde and 50+ more alongside an equally diverse selection of gastronomy, workshops, wellness sessions, and speakers.


‘Spring Into Healthy Hair’ Hydrating Mask With Sea Buckthorn Berry And Coconut Oils


The first day of spring is finally just a few weeks away , but you’re still feeling the havoc winter wreaked on your hair!

Months of gusty winds, frigid temperatures and desert-like conditions inside your home and office have left you with dry, dull, brittle and frizzed-out locks that are in need of some major TLC.

So as you transition your tresses to spring, try this easy DIY “Spring Into Healthy Hair” Hydrating Mask to help moisturize, nourish and calm those damaged, frizzled edges in no time.

With super nourishing and natural ingredients – Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil and Coconut Oil – this “Spring Into Healthy Hair” Hydrating Mask will restore and repair, helping to strengthen hair so it looks shiny and healthy!

Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is a “super fruit” fortified with power antioxidants – Omegas-7, 3, 6, and 9 – and more than 190 phytonutrients that promote hair hydration and scalp health. And because coconut oil is comprised mainly of smaller medium-chain fatty acids, it penetrates hair more deeply and faster than others conditioners.


“Spring Into Healthy Hair” Restoring Hydration Mask

1 tbsp. of Coconut Oil – this will vary on how long and/or thick your hair is (if you need more, go for it!)
1-2 drops of SeabuckWonders Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
1-2 drops of SeabuckWonders Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil

sbw springDirections:

  1. Scoop out the coconut oil into a small bowl and microwave for six seconds; once the coconut oil has melted, add the sea buckthorn oils and blend with a spoon. (caution: don’t heat the sea buckthorn oils!)
  2. Work mixture into ends of hair, after all the oils have blended.
Pro-tip: You can also put the oils directly into your hand. The coconut oil will quickly melt by running your hands together, then start working the blended mixture directly into your hair. An extra benefit is you can rub the excess oil into your cuticles, nail beds, and slather on your neck or any other part of the skin that needs it – put those oils to use!
  1. Leave oil on hair for as along as possible: This is not the mask to put in when you’re racing to work – this takes some time. At a minimum, leave the mask in for 30 – 45 minutes. The drier your hair, the longer you’ll want to leave it in.
Optional: To get the moisture deep into your hair shaft, use a blow drier on your oiled ends. The oil will absorb into your hair a bit which is a good sign. Extra points if you have a hollow blow-dry hairbrush. Don’t use a flat or curling iron. There is a chance you could over-heat your hair.
  1. Wash hair as usual: If you don’t shampoo the oil out of your hair, anything that hasn’t been absorbed will sit on your hair shaft, leaving your hair looking and feeling oily. By now, the hair mask has gotten as deep into your hair shaft as it’s going to. Depending on your hair type, you can add normal conditioner. Finer or smoother hair types may not need to condition, while dryer or coarser hair-types may want to condition afterwards.

Company Overview

SeabuckWonders, a division of Balanceuticals Group, Inc., was the first company to introduce sea buckthorn to United States consumers back in 1994. We have over 20 years of experience producing the highest quality Sea Buckthorn products known in the world. SeabuckWonders maintains the highest of standards for all of our products by using only pure Himalayan, wild-grown, handpicked, USDA certified organic Sea Buckthorn berries. This high standard ensures our customers consistent quality whenever they reach for the SeabuckWonders name.

How did it all begin? Back in the early 90’s, when we started introducing Sea Buckthorn to the western world, no one had ever heard of it! It didn’t take long to win over our first group of satisfied customers with this amazing health-nurturing wonder. After extensive research and experimentation with various sources, we discovered the best Sea Buckthorn to use for our expanding SeabuckWonders product line was from the Tibetan plateau.

Sea buckthorn plants have survived the harsh climates in the Himalayan mountain region since ancient times. The barren environment has caused sea buckthorn to develop high levels of Omegas, antioxidants and other complex nutrients. The pristine environment makes our sea buckthorn oils amazingly pure and potent.

Further Future 002 – Las Vegas Festival Announces Speaker Series With Eric Schmidt And Bob Pittman


A new kind of music and lifestyle festival. From 12pm on Friday April 29 through sunset on Sunday May 1, 2016, at the Moapa River Indian Reservation near Las Vegas, Nevada, for a weekend filled with incredible music, visionary speakers, inspirational art and human connection.

Further Future just announced a TED-worthy collection of speakers that includes Eric Schmidt, Bob Pittman + more to speak on tech, music, health, and startups.

Vision Speakers: Eric Schmidt (Alphabet Inc./Google Exec Chairman), Bob Pittman (iHeartMedia CEO, MTV Founder), Stan Chudnovsky (Facebook), Scott Novich (NeoSensory CTO)

Future Of Music Panel: Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1), Nick Sabine (Resident Advisor CEO), Jeremie Habib (CEO/founder of Gigwell Digital Booking)

WOW Talks: Ruben Lenten (Champion Kitesurfer battling cancer)

The talks will be set against the stunning backdrop of the Moapa River Reservation in the desert just outside Las Vegas from April 29 – May 1. In addition, a rare convergence of musicians such as Caribou, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, The Pharcyde and 50+ more will perform.


The Mission
Moving beyond the confines of a traditional music festival, Further Future establishes a modern means of social movement and cultural change, engaging a conscious community through a unique curation of world-class musicians and art, alongside inspiring leaders in the areas of science, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.
The Ethos
Close your eyes. Imagine yourself surrounded by the people who inspire you the most: great friends, artists both new and established, musicians and performers, futurists and technologists; esteemed entrepreneurs, visionaries and thought leaders, all of you awash with new ideas and insights. You are dancing together deep in a remote desert; you are on the sands of a distant and untouched beach; you are on a mountain top looking across endless snow-capped peaks.

Extraordinary music and stunning art blend with and enhance the land around you. The world of limitations is far away, judgments irrelevant and anything is possible.

This is Further Future. It is an untethered home for a newly forming and borderless society carrying a shared vision of the world we are making together.

We aspire to be… an enlightened community connected through magical, beautiful and amazing experiences around the Universe, fostering a culture of mindful optimism, wonder and exploration.

To be kind and generous; to be passionate. To be innovative and not afraid to believe. To welcome a range of amazing and inspiring people to share our journey, past the future and beyond the horizon.

We aspire to help seed the discovery of new knowledge and technologies to protect and heal our planet, our societies and one another, and to help us reach the next stage in our collective evolution. To constantly strive to improve; to become leaders in sustainability and resource efficiency, and in all that we do.

We aspire to inspire.

We are not… another music festival. We are not that impossible, wonderful city on the Playa. We are not looking anywhere but forwards. We are not going to tell you who to be.

You… are the hero.
The Pillars of Further Future
Extraordinary music, community and stunning art blend with and enhance the land around you. The world of limitations is far away, judgments irrelevant and anything is possible.

Returning to the desert beyond Las Vegas from April 29 to May 1st, 2016, Further Future elevates the festival experience with its curated blend of music, innovation, wellness, gastronomy, community and lifestyle.

Further Future’s acclaimed, highly curated music programming delivers an invigorating mix of electronically inspired artists spanning genres and eras. The Further Future music experience is a journey filled with exploration and discovery.

Our full musical line up, including live acts and DJs on across four stages and all hours, can be found online and within our app soon. You can also discover more and hear our artists via our partner bleep.me.

Visions Speaker Series
Further Future seamlessly blends the beauty of nature, music and community with an unyielding aspiration for evolution and knowledge. The Further Future Vision speaker series will take place during Saturday and Sunday afternoons at FF002, and will feature some of the world’s leading lights in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, science, wellness and art. We will be announcing the speakers for FF002 in the coming weeks.

Food and Beverage
Further Future will be offering a salubrious food and beverage program catering to every palate. Our vendor village showcases a range of festival friendly culinary delights with 24-hour selections for late night dining. Pre-book multiple pop-up dinners and brunch from world renowned chefs. A melange of beverage options from sake tastings, mixology X technology combinations to mezcal cocktails are there to keep the mood jovial. There will be free drinking water available throughout the grounds to keep you hydrated.

Shop at our carefully selected marketplace of creature comforts or pre-order your wish list for delivery to your onsite accommodations.

Full details of our food and beverage lineup and pop-up dining experiences will be announced at the end of January. All ticket holders will be notified as soon as the lineup and dining experiences are released.

At the Ablyss Spa, we offer a suite of on-site luxury spa services from massages, hair washes to IV drips. For those that want something very personalized, pamper yourself to the hilt by participating in auctions of customized experiences by renowned stylists, hair and make-up artists and photographers to name but a few.

All services will be made available for pre-order online through our spa partner, StyleSeat from the end of February. Ticket holders will be notified as soon as services go on sale… we recommend you pre-order as soon as they do!

Wellness and Consciousness
Our wellness program offers our guests the chance to heal, detox and recharge physically and mentally. Located a short walk, comfortably away in a tranquil setting with a vast desert backdrop, activities will feature yoga, meditation sessions, talks, meaningful exchanges, technology enhanced wellness experiences and consciousness hacking.

Technology and Innovation
Further Future features all manner of amazing new technologies for you to try and play with. Expect VR, immersive sound installations and wearables. Discover what’s happening in the world of AI and robotics and listen to category pioneers who will share their view of the future.

Celebrate National Pistachio Day Fri Feb 26th With Setton Farms Pistachios And Chewy Bites


National Pistachio Day is always February 26. You can celebrate National Pistachio Day by eating them, and learning more about them.

Nutty Pistachio Facts:
Pistachios grow on trees. They are native to the Middle East.
Its a long wait to get the first nut. A pistachio tree takes 7-10 years to mature.
California is the major producer in the U.S.
Pistachios are harvested in September by machines that shake the trees. It less than a minute.
Its open hull is unique. The nut is ripe when the hull splits open.
People in the Middle East call it the “smiling nut” and in China its called the “happy nut”.
Pistachios are nutritious, so eat them up!
Celebrate today by eating Pistachios. They are great plain as a snack, in ice cream, and in a wide range of desserts.



America’s Best Tasting Pistachios

Setton’s pistachios are simply in a class by themselves and widely regarded as “America’s Best Tasting Pistachios” because of their great taste and superior quality. Setton Pistachio operates one of the most sophisticated food-safety programs in the entire nut industry and the quality and wholesomeness of our pistachios is universally unparalleled. Setton Farms is our premium brand, as well as the corporate identity of our numerous pistachio orchards.



Pistachio Chewy Bites were created with one simple concept in mind: make an all-natural snack that is both delicious and provides the nutritional fuel you need each day. By combining over 50% of our own California grown, nutrient rich pistachios with moist antioxidant cranberries, you get the energy and nutrients you need in one bite sized snack. As a bonus they are vegan, Kosher, gluten & GMO free.

 Each bite is individually wrapped, keeping them fresh and making them convenient while on the go. Grab a bite on the way to the gym, toss one in your kid’s lunchbox, satisfy a craving or munch as a guilt-free midnight snack. You can bring Pistachio Chewy Bites everywhere and feel confident that you’re making a healthy choice.


Gastronomy in the Desert – Further Future festival unveils Chef and Mixology lineup


Further Future Announces Expansive Plans for 2016 Food & Beverage Program

After an award-winning debut, innovative boutique festival Further Future returns this spring with a groundbreaking food and beverage lineup that features luminary chefs, renowned mixologists, and culinary experts. The highly-anticipated second voyage continues to distinguish itself as a forward-thinking and pioneering event, bringing visionary leaders in music, tech, wellness, and gastronomy for a lavish camping and guest-centric festival experience at the Moapa River Reservation beyond Las Vegas from April 29 – May 1st, 2016. .


With some of gastronomy’s biggest names participating and presented by Food and Beverage Director Jolene Mannina of Relish LCC, FF002’s brilliantly curated gourmet offerings range from lobster pho and open-fire grilled meats to unique coffee concoctions, omakase sushi, locally-sourced produce, artisanal gelato, molecular recipes, and numerous vegetarian and vegan options — all set against the Mojave Desert’s stunning backdrop. Guests are also presented with a standout, internationally renowned music lineup that includes Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet, Caribou, Lee Burridge, DJ Tennis, Leftfield, The Pharcyde and 50+ more artists across multiple stages.


The featured chefs include Frank Gorriceta (Nobu), Jason Neroni (The Rose), Arthur Tsui (Three Dice Kitchen), Michael Bryant (The Larchmont) and returning from FF001, Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), who will host unforgettable pop-up dinners throughout the weekend with dishes like Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, charred octopus, and king crab amazu ponzu. Seats are limited and must be purchased in advance online. Further Future will also offer a slew of choices to satisfy the festival-goer’s appetite 24 hours a day in the Vendor Village with delectable bites and drinks from SLO-Boy, District One, Makers & Finders Coffee, QFS Tacos, Poutine Your Mouth, Grassroots, Dragon Grille and more.


In addition to world-class cuisine, no Futurist will go thirsty with consummate libations from Richie Hawtin’s own ENTER.Sake, Oaxaca-made and Damiana-distilled Mezcal selections from Gem & Bolt, and elegantly crafted cocktail offerings from The SPKMN Group. FF002 will also host bartender takeovers from revered Las Vegas establishments Herbs & Rye and Velveteen Rabbit presented by King Hippo, a 24-hour bar, and craft beers on tap in the Vendor Village. View the full roster of chefs, mixologists and vendors here.


Further Future also offers a diverse range of camping and accommodations to suit the needs of each guest. Choose between self-camping, RV camping, or boutique options. This includes a Fest Pod with reflective shade netting, air conditioned Bell Tents furnished with mattresses, luxurious Airstream trailers, and 200 square foot luxury domes with wooden flooring. Off-site accommodations are available through partner hotels: MGM Grand, Hard Rock Hotel and Oasis At Gold Spike.


Join us in the Further Future and get your tickets now by visiting FurtherFuture.com/tickets. The first two ticket tiers have sold out, with the third tier remaining in addition to Saturday access passes. Sign up for The Further Futurist newsletter to receive additional updates, and stay tuned for more news of secret pop-ups and food offerings.


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About Further Future


Brought to you by the forward-thinking minds behind Robot Heart, Further Future is an innovative boutique festival in its second year, taking place in the desert beyond Las Vegas from April 29 – May 1, 2016. The highly-anticipated second voyage brings together visionary leaders in music, tech, wellness, and gastronomy for a lavish camping and guest-centric festival experience with the goal of creating an ecosystem where amazing people from all walks of life and skill sets can collaborate to push mankind forward. Their stacked lineup showcases world-renowned artists including Nicolas Jaar, Caribou, Four Tet, Lee Burridge, Leftfield, The Pharcyde and 50+ more alongside an equally diverse selection of gastronomy, workshops, wellness sessions, and speakers.





SLO-Boy, Maison du Coq, Intuitive Forager, District One, Le Pho, Makers & Finders Coffee, Gelatology, Grassroots, Dragon Grille, QFS Tacos, Three Dice Kitchen, King Hippo, Poutine Your Mouth


Must Be Booked in Advance


Chef Frank Gorriceta, Nobu “Further Future Omakase” – one seating, five-course tasting menu, family style dinner with Enter Sake tasting. $250 per person Nobu dinner, finish the meal with Japanese Whiskey shot.


Chef Sam Marvin of Echo & Rig – This year Sam is focused on seafood with an oyster bar, fresh fish, lobster and crab served as the coursed meal. $150 per person including welcome cocktail and add wine tasting for $30.


Dinner with Jason Neroni, The Rose in Venice – Four-course meal from 9:30pm – 11:30 PM on April 30th for $150 per person with rigatoni with pistachio pesto, country grilled chicken, and more.


Chef Michael Bryant of The Larchmont – Family style dinner, four courses from 6:30pm-8pm. $150 per person including welcome cocktail and add wine tasting for $30.


Sunday Brunch – one long table filled with pastry, charcuterie, caviar, quiche and more. Feast at your own pace and enjoy champagne and bloody mary’s while the party continues. Dishes by DW Bistro and Forte Tapas & Bar. $125 per person includes one bloody mary and one mimosa or $150 for bottomless mimosas.




ENTER.Sake Bar & Bar Gyu+, Mezcal Alter by Gem&Bolt, Japanese Whiskey Tastings, Craft beer on tap, VOID BAR, The SPKMN Group (Francis Harris of Frank & Tony), King Hippo presents Velveteen Rabbit and Herbs & Rye

Wally Backman Returns As Manager of the Las Vegas 51s





The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2016 season.  Backman will also begin his fourth season as manager of Las Vegas and is the 22nd manager in the history of the Las Vegas franchise (1983 – 2015, 33 seasons).


The 51s coaching staff was also announced as Frank Viola will return for his third season as pitching coach and Jack Voigt will return for his second season as hitting coach.  Deb Iwanow will begin her first season as Athletic Trainer for Triple-A Las Vegas and Jon Cioffi will return for his second season as Strength Coach with Triple-A Las Vegas.


Backman, 56, has guided Triple-A Las Vegas to three straight winning seasons and two consecutive Pacific Southern Division Championships in 2013 & 2014 (back-to-back 81-63 records, .563).  In 2015, Las Vegas compiled an overall record of 77-67 (.535) and finished in second place in the Southern Division, one game behind the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres (78-66, .542).  The Mets advanced to the World Series for the first time in 15 years (2000). A total of 11 players on the World Series 25-man roster played with Triple-A Las Vegas over the past three seasons.


Las Vegas recorded back-to-back 80-win seasons in 2013 & 2014 (fifth overall) for the first time in its 33-year franchise history.  Backman’s three-year record with the 51s is 239-193 (.553); two playoff appearances and his 239 victories ranks second all-time in franchise history behind Jerry Royster’s 323 (1996-98, 2005-06).


In 2013, he led the 51s to the second-best record in the PCL with an 81-63 (.563) mark and guided Las Vegas to the PCL Playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons (since 2002).


In 2012, he guided Buffalo of the International League to a 67-76 (.469) record in his first season on the Triple-A level.  In 2016, he will enter his fifth season as manager on the Triple-A level and his seventh season with the Mets organization since his playing days.


“I’m excited to return to Las Vegas for my fourth season,” 51s Manager Wally Backman said. “I enjoy working with everyone in the 51s front office and look forward to another successful season in the Pacific Coast League. We have the potential to field another exciting team for the fans to watch and enjoy.”


He has compiled a 13-year minor league managerial record of 840-757 (.526) in the Chicago White Sox, Arizona and New York Mets organizations from 2001-04 & 2010-15 and three seasons in the Independent League (2007-09).  In 2011, he led Double-A Binghamton of the Eastern League to a 65-76 (.461) mark and, in 2010, managed Single-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League to a 51-24 record (.680) and the Cyclones captured the McNamara Division title.


Backman managed the Joliet JackHammers of the Independent Northern League for two seasons (2008 & 2009). He returned to baseball in 2007 as skipper of the South Georgia Peanuts of the Independent South Coast League and led the team to the league title and was featured on a TV documentary called “Playing for Peanuts.”  He was named the Arizona Diamondbacks manager on November 1, 2004 but was relieved of his duties on November 5, 2004.  He led the Lancaster Jethawks (Single-A) of the California League to a 86-54 record during the 2004 campaign and was named Minor League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News. He began his managerial career in 2001 with the Chicago White Sox organization at the helm of Single-A Winston-Salem of the Carolina League. He spent two seasons with Double-A Birmingham (2002-03) of the Southern League and led the team to the 2002 League Championship.


He began his professional career in 1977 when selected by the New York Mets in the first round (16th overall pick) of the Major League Baseball Draft. He played 14 seasons in the Major Leagues as an infielder (2B, SS, 3B) with the New York Mets (1980-88), Minnesota (1989), Pittsburgh (1990), Philadelphia (1991-92) and Seattle (1993). Backman appeared in 1,102 games and batted .275 (893-for-3,245) with 138 doubles, 19 triples, 10 home runs, 240 RBI and 117 stolen bases in 169 attempts.  He was a member of the 1986 Mets World Series championship team and hit a career-high .320 (124-for-387) during the season. He recorded back-to-back seasons of 30 stolen bases or more in 1984 & 1985 (32 stolen bases in 41 attempts & 30 SB’s in 42 attempts). In 1990, as a member of Pittsburgh, he collected six hits in a game on April 27 vs. San Diego

Backman graduated from Aloha High School in Hillsboro, Oregon and was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.




YEAR CLUB                         LEAGUE       W        L         PCT.   FINISH

2001    Winston-Salem (A)     Carolina                       54        86        .386     4th

2002    Birmingham (AA)      Southern          79        61        .564     1st

2003    Birmingham (AA)      Southern          73        64        .533     2nd

2004    *Lancaster (A)            California        86        54        .614     1st

2007    South Georgia             Independent    59        28        .678     1st

2008    Joliet                            Independent    43        53        .448     – – –

2009    Joliet                            Independent    24        42        .364     – – –

2010    Brooklyn (A)               New York-Penn          51        24        .680     1st

2011    Binghamton (AA)       Eastern                        65        76        .461     5th

2012    Buffalo (AAA)           International    67        76        .469     6th

2013    Las Vegas (AAA)      Pacific Coast  81        63        .563     1st

2014    Las Vegas (AAA)**  Pacific Coast  81        63        .563     1st

2015    Las Vegas (AAA)      Pacific Coast  77        67        .535     2nd 

TOTALS (13 years)                                       840        757   .526


*2004 Sporting News Minor League Manager of the Year          **PCL Manager of the Year


Las Vegas Franchise All-Time Managers List:

1983                            Harry Dunlop (83-60, .580)

1984-85                       Bob Cluck (136-144, .486)

1986                            Larry Bowa (80-62, .563, PCL Champions)

1987                            Jack Krol (69-73, .486)

1988-89                       Steve Smith (148-135, .523, ’88 PCL Champions)

1990                            Pat Kelly (58-86, .403)

1991-92                       Jim Riggleman (139-145, .489)

1993-94                       Russ Nixon (114-172, .399)

1995                            Tim Flannery (61-83, .424)

1996-98, 2005-06        Jerry Royster (323-387, .455)

1999                            Mike Ramsey (67-75, .472)

2000                            Duane Espy (30-20, .600)

2000                            Tony Franklin (43-50, .462)

2001                            Rick Sofield (68-76, .472)

2002                            Brad Mills (85-59, .590, PCL Manager of the Year)

2003                            John Shoemaker (76-66, .535)

2004                            Terry Kennedy (67-76, .469)

2007-08                       Lorenzo Bundy (141-146, .491)

2009                            Mike Basso (71-73, .493)

2010                            Dan Rohn (66-78, .458)

2011-12                       Marty Brown (150-137, .523)

2013-15                       Wally Backman (239-193, .553) – 2014 PCL Manager of the Year



Las Vegas Triple-A Affiliation History:

San Diego Padres, 18 seasons (1983-2000), 1,227-1,329 (.480), 7 playoff appearances

Los Angeles Dodgers, 8 seasons (2001-08), 561-586 (.489), 1 playoff appearance

Toronto Blue Jays, 4 seasons (2009-2012), 287-288 (.499), 0 playoff appearances

New York Mets, 3 seasons (2013-15), 239-193 (.553), 2 playoff appearances


ALL-TIME RECORD:                                                                                               2,314-2,396 (.491)


The Las Vegas Stars/51s have captured the PCL Championship twice (1986 & 1988) and appeared in the playoffs 10 times (19-29 record, .396).


Voigt will enter his 11th overall season in the Mets organization and his second season as the hitting instructor for Triple-A Las Vegas. He served four seasons as the organization’s outfield and baserunning coordinator (2011-14). Voigt also served as hitting coach for Triple-A Buffalo of the International League in 2010 and served in the same role for Single-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League in 2009.  He served as hitting coach for Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League for two seasons (2012-13) and the team captured the championship and advanced to the Caribbean World Series.  He joined the Mets organization in 2006 as a major league Advance Scout.


He worked with the Washington Nationals in 2005 on Manager Frank Robinson’s coaching staff. In 2004, he was a minor league roving baserunning and bunting coach in the Atlanta organization and served as baserunning and outfield coordinator for Baltimore in 2003. He also managed Baltimore’s Single-A Frederick affiliate of the Carolina League in 2002 and was the hitting coach for Frederick in 2001. Voigt began his coaching career in 2000 as a player/coach with Triple-A Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League.


Voigt was selected by Baltimore in the ninth round of the 1987 Amateur Draft. He played six seasons in the Major Leagues with Baltimore (1993-95), Texas (1995-96), Milwaukee (1997) and Oakland (1998). He appeared in 294 career games and batted .235 (138-for-588) with 20 home runs and 83 RBI.


He attended Louisiana State University for three years (1985-87) and played in the 1987 College World Series and was named to the All-CWS Team. In the tournament, he hit the game-winning home run in the seventh inning to beat Arkansas.


Viola enters his third season as the pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas and his sixth season overall with the Mets organization.  In 2014, the 51s pitching staff established a franchise record with 1,172 strikeouts.


He spent two seasons (2012-13) as the pitching coach at Single-A Savannah of the South Atlantic League. He served in the same position with Single-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League in 2011.  He was the manager of the Leesburgh Lightning in the Florida Collegiate Summer League from 2008-10, leading the squad to the FCSL championship in 2009 and to the championship game in 2010.  He also coached at Lake Highland Prep in Florida from 1998-2007.


He enjoyed an outstanding 15-year Major League career with Minnesota (1982-89), New York Mets (1989-91), Boston (1992-94), Cincinnati (1995) and Toronto (1996).  The left-hander appeared in 421 career games and posted a 176-150 record with a 3.73 ERA. He struck out 1,844 batters in 2,836.1 innings pitched.   The three-time All-Star went 20-12 with a 2.67 ERA in 249.2 innings pitched for the Mets in 1990. He was a member of the 1987 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins and the World Series MVP that same season (2-1, 3.72 ERA vs. St. Louis). He won the Cy Young Award in 1988 with a career-best 24-7 record and a 2.64 ERA in 255.1 innings pitched in 35 games started.  He also posted 18 wins in a season twice for the Twins in 1984 (18-12) and 1985 (18-14).


Frank, nicknamed “Sweet Music,” was born in East Meadow, N.Y., and attended St. John’s University.


He was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, eight-man Class, on June 29, 2015.


Iwanow (pronounced EYE-vuh-no) has been in the Mets organization as Athletic Trainer for 10 seasons (2006-15) and has spent the past two seasons with Double-A Binghamton of the Eastern League (2014-15). She spent the previous three seasons (2011-13) as the trainer for Single-A St. Lucie of the Florida State League. Deb also served as trainer for Single-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League from 2009-10 and rookie-level Kingsport of the Appalachian League for three seasons (2006-08).


She graduated from Ithaca College in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She also received a Master’s in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Psychology from Ithaca College in 2003.  Iwanow is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association and is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA.

Cioffi begins his second season with the New York Mets organization as the strength coach for Triple-A Las Vegas. He previously worked in the Minnesota Twins organization from 2010-13 and served as strength & conditioning coach for Triple-A Rochester of the International League (2013). In 2014, he worked in the military at Fort Bragg, NC.  He received a B.S. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University.


The 51s will open their 34th season in the Silver State on Thursday, April 7 against the defending PCL & Triple-A Champions, Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m.


2016 season tickets and mini-plan packages (11, 22, 36-game plans) are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 798-7825.  Individual game tickets for the 72-game home schedule will go on sale in March.


Official licensed 51s team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.LV51.com.



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Grammy Nominee Caribou Added To Further Future 002 Lineup April 29 – May 1st, 2016


Grammy-Nominated Act Caribou Added To Further Future 002 Lineup


After the unexpected December additions of Lee Burridge, Leftfield, and the Robot Heart crew to the FF002 lineup, Further Future surprises audiophiles yet again by adding recently Grammy-Nominated Canadian artist Caribou. Taking place from April 29 – May 1st, 2016 at the Moapa River Reservation outside Las Vegas, the second year festival disregards all sonic bounds with its profound curation of genre-defying musicians from all over the globe.


Named “Best Music Festival” by Las Vegas Weekly with its debut, Further Future focuses on more than just music with its curatorial efforts put toward technology, speakers, wellness, art, and gastronomy — all designed into the community that holds it together.


Further Future adds Caribou to an already hefty lineup including Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, Easy Star All-Stars, Dixon, Kid Koala, DJ Tennis, Crazy P, Derrick Carter, &ME, Oneohtrix Point Never, The Pharcyde, Daedelus, Andy Stott, Still Corners, Terry Francis, Low Leaf and many more confirmed to perform at the breathtaking location.


For Caribou, Further Future will be the perfect place to display his highly-revered album Our Love, released in 2014 and already crowned Electronic Album of the Year at Canada’s Juno Awards and nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the upcoming Grammys, taking place February 2016. Our Love has quickly become one of electronic music’s most celebrated albums of the past few years, renowned for its poignant vocals and alluring instrumentations.



Press play on the LP, and you will quickly recognize the minimal mastery of Caribou’s veteran composer Dan Snaith, also known for his more club-oriented project Daphni. If the nominations and awards weren’t enough, the album also received the coveted praise of “Best New Music” on Pitchfork, was ranked #5 on yearly top album lists from Consequence of Sound and The Guardian, and landed #2 on Huffington Post’s “Best Electronic Albums of 2014” list.


At Further Future 002, Snaith will be backed by his live band for an enthralling performance that includes guitar, drums, vocals, synths, and more. Get a taste of Caribou with the hit track “Can’t Do Without You,” and witness the group’s extraordinary live show at Pitchfork Music Festival from 2014.


The next major announcements will include vision speakers, wellness workshops, and a gourmet food lineup, rounding out the heart and soul of the Further Future aesthetic. On-site accommodations for boutique and self-camping at the festival are now available, and early reservations are highly recommended.


Join us in the Further Future and get your tickets now by visiting FurtherFuture.com. Early purchases are highly recommended as Pathfinder tickets are no longer available, and the Visionary tier is now over 95% sold. Enlist in the Further Future community by signing up for The Further Futurist newsletter here to receive additional updates.


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Full Lineup: Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet, Lee Burridge, Caribou, Leftfield, Easy Star All-Stars, Kid Koala, DJ Tennis, Dixon, Oneohtrix Point Never, The Pharcyde, &ME, Daedelus, Derrick Carter, Crazy P, WhoMadeWho, Tropic of Cancer, Birds Of Passage, Greg Wilson, Terry Francis, Telefon Tel Aviv, Elderbrook, Fort Romeau, Andy Stott, Low Leaf, HVOB, Papercutz, Still Corners, Idjut Boys, Frank & Tony, YokoO, Derek Hena & Zach Walker, Lambert, Satori, H Foundation, Anchorsong, Spacebyrdz, John Wander, Raeo, Tim Love Lee, Donato Dozzy, Ebar, Hauschka, Inland Knights, Jam City, Jane Fitz, Joakim, Joeski, Kimball Collins, Lusine w/ Trent Moorman, Matt Tolfrey, Neel, Pattern Drama, Pedro Aguiar, Rampue, Rival Consoles, Stev, Talal, Voices From The Lake, Benjamin Alexander, Swamy, John Dill

#TrytheTower on January 23, 2016 before Scale the Strat 2016 – Benefiting American Lung Association


 #TrytheTower before Scale the Strat 2016

Partial Tower Practice Climb Scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, on behalf of The American Lung Association in Nevada, will open up the top flights of stairs at the iconic Stratosphere Tower for a special #TrytheTower practice climb on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The practice climb will allow climbers access to the stairwells at the very top of Stratosphere Tower, Level 101 to Level 112.  The cost is $30, and the Stratosphere has generously offered for each climber to receive two coupons for free admission to enjoy Stratosphere Tower with a friend for use at a later date, up to a $40 value.

Climbers can sign up for the practice climb at action.lung.org/TrytheTower2016 or register onsite the day of the practice climb by the Top of World podium inside Stratosphere Tower on the second level, starting at 6:30 a.m. 

The practice climb helps fund the American Lung Association in Nevada’s mission of preventing lung disease and promoting lung health while giving climbers their only chance to try the iconic Stratosphere Tower before Scale the Strat race day on Sunday, February 28, 2016 where climbers will tackle all 108 floors and 1,455 steps.

“The thousands of visitors who visit the Stratosphere Tower every day are not allowed in the stairwells so this is a very special opportunity for Scale the Strat climbers, or potential climbers,” said Kim Huff, Director of Tower Operations at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. “In fact, this practice climb will give climbers access to levels they won’t see on the actual climb day.”

Practice climbers can tackle the 234 stairs between Level 101 and Level 112 in small groups as many times as possible. Level 112 of Stratosphere Tower is above the world famous Observation Deck and four floors above the official Scale the Strat finish line.  As climbers reach Level 112, they will be outdoors and experience one of the best views in Las Vegas.

Unlike the full climb, the practice climb is not timed, allowing for a more personalized approach and customized workout.  The #TrytheTower practice climb allows climbers to have fun with friends or get an extreme stair workout.

Additional information about Scale the Strat 2016 on Sunday, February 28, 2016 can be found at www.ScaletheStrat.com.

Twitter:  @ScaletheStrat  #TrytheTower  @LVStratosphere

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ScaletheStrat

Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays.  For more information on Stratosphere Tower visit www.StratosphereHotel.com.   Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is located at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas 89104.


About American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN): ALAN has been improving the lives of Nevadans since 1916 when it was founded as the Nevada Tuberculosis Association to combat the devastating disease of tuberculosis (TB). Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in America. ALAN provides help and education to people living with asthma, emphysema, and other lung diseases. These diseases are confronted at the root level by educating kids about the dangers of smoking, providing smoking cessation programs, advocating for smoke-free environments, and working to reduce air pollution. Local programs include Open Airways for Schools, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Not On Tobacco, Freedom From Smoking, and Better Breathers Clubs. http://www.lung.org/


About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000- square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, the original production show PIN UP starring Claire Sinclair, and the Michael Jackson tribute show MJ Live.  Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield:   About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: Serving Nevada since 1969, Anthem is the state’s second-largest health benefits provider and the only one licensed to sell insurance in every county. As Nevadans, we live and work in the same communities we serve and have made it our business to help provide health security through a broad portfolio of health care plans and insurance products. Anthem has been a proud sponsor of the Scale the Strat since the event began. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc., dba HMO Nevada. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at  www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.