UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Department To Begin Welcoming Back Student-Athletes To Campus Monday


Phase I of Return To Play Plan to begin with voluntary workouts that adhere to state and local health guidelines


Phase I Return To Play Training Video


UNLV Athletics, in accordance with guidelines from the State of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Health District, the UNLV COVID-19 Management Team, the Mountain West Conference and the NCAA, will begin to welcome back student-athletes to campus Monday for voluntary workouts.


Student-athletes in the sports of football, women’s soccer and volleyball may return starting on June 8, while those from men’s and women’s basketball, cross country and men’s soccer may return no earlier than June 15.


“We are encouraged by this first important step,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We have been working daily under the guidelines of our state, our campus and with the expertise from our Head Team Physician, Medical Director and Associate Professor at the UNLV School of Medicine Dr. Wade Gaal, and Brian Labus, Assistant Professor at the UNLV School of Public Health, who serves on the UNLV COVID-19 Management Team as well as the Governor’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Team. We have been thoughtful and methodical in defining our process in this phased-in approach.


“We are appreciative of the University’s COVID Management Team for their leadership and guidance throughout this process. Taking into account the best practices and industry standards of national and world sporting organizations with the health and safety of student-athletes and staff being our number one priority and at the forefront of our decision making, our Recovery Task Force evaluated input at multiple levels. The primary focus was to map out a return to campus in a way that provides a safe and healthy environment for our student-athletes and mitigates risk, while preserving our mission.”


“We are looking forward to our student-athletes having the opportunity to train under the precautions and policies constructed to ensure the highest level of safety,” Dr. Gaal said. “It is critical that each and every student-athlete has an understanding of these policies and takes them to heart so that we can maintain the standard of care that is necessary to continue towards competition. This is only the beginning and the better we are with adhering to these policies, the better we will be in making the return to competitive sports a reality.”


“The goal of the first phase of Return to Play is to allow our student-athletes to begin workouts, while mitigating the risk that comes with the slow resumption of campus activities,” Labus said. “By limiting the number of people in our facilities, minimizing contact between them, and ensuring that we meet the highest standards of cleaning and sanitation, our student-athletes can safely begin to prepare for their upcoming seasons. We will continue to update our approach to match current best practices in order to provide the safest environment possible for our student-athletes as they return to campus.”


The following guidelines have been implemented regarding the return of student-athletes to campus:

  • All student-athletes must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to any voluntary workouts.
  • All student-athletes, performance staff and coaches will undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.
  • Student-athletes will be required to complete daily symptom screening and temperature checks upon entering a facility for a workout. A strict ingress/egress protocol has been established.
  • All social distancing and cleanliness protocols must be strictly adhered.
  • All student-athletes will be provided with cloth facial coverings and will be required to wear them at all times, following social distancing protocols; with the only exceptions during workouts.
  • All newcomers must complete high school graduation requirements and full physicals prior to workouts.
  • All student-athletes and staff must complete mandatory protocol training.
  • Limited laundry services will be provided in a systematic manner but locker rooms will remain closed until further notice.
  • Robust and enhanced sanitation procedures have been put in place.
  • All other dates for the return of other sports are to be determined.

As this is an ever-evolving situation, UNLV Athletics will continue to employ all available resources and amend as needed as further information is made available and based on guidance from the State of Nevada, the SNHD, the UNLV COVID-19 Management Team, the Mountain West Conference and the NCAA.

Dolly Parton Lends Her Ever-Assuring Voice During COVID-19 Health Crisis With The Release of New Song “When Life Is Good Again” Premiering The Official Music Video Exclusively on Time.com

Dolly Parton Lends Her Ever-Assuring Voice During COVID-19 Health Crisis With The Release of New Song “When Life Is Good Again” Premiering The Official Music Video Exclusively on Time.com 

Parton also joins “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” To Discuss The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Her Popular “Goodnight with Dolly” Web Series

Dolly Parton has consistently used her platform to spread hope and joy to countless fans throughout her legendary career. At a time when our world seems to be in disarray and so many are struggling, Parton is once again using her familiar and comforting voice to lift us all to a better place with the release of her new song “When Life Is Good Again,” which premiered earlier this week on EW.com on May 27th and it’s official music video that premiered exclusively on TIME.com on May 28th following Parton’s illuminating interview with “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” series.  

LISTEN:  “When Life Is Good Again” 

WATCH:  “When Life Is Good Again”

The music video for “When Life Is Good Again” is a heartwarming visual that reminds everyone of all the happy memories and inspires us to look forward past this temporary moment of distance and isolation. Parton also uses the video as a nod to all of the selfless front line workers who are fighting each day to keep us safe. Several of those courageous health workers are featured in the video as a symbol of community and how in times of crisis we come together to support one another. 

“Since our world was forever changed by the COVID virus, I have felt a deep respect and appreciation for all of our frontline responders,” says Parton. “This video is to pay respect to them and to remind all of us that this too shall pass. If we pull together as a community, we can rise above and look forward to more beautiful days on the horizon. I hope you love this song as much as I have loved bringing it to you.”


Parton appeared in conversation with TIME Editor-In-Chief, Edward Felsenthal, on “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” on May 28th, where she discussed public service and why initiatives like her influential children’s literacy program, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and her current web series, “Goodnight With Dolly,” are so important and close to her heart. At the conclusion of the interview stream, Parton and Felsenthal exclusively premiered the official music video for “When Life Is Good Again,” which is currently featured on TIME.com‘s homepage. 

The “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” series brings together the world’s leading voices to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world. This series will have a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Other luminaries who have been featured in the series include Angelina Jolie, John Legend, among many others. 

In addition to speaking on the Imagination Library and their work, Parton also discusses her wildly successful YouTube series, “Goodnight with Dolly,” in which she reads select Imagination Library books, all carefully chosen for this moment in time. The 10-week series kicked-off on April 2nd with a reading of “The Little Engine That Could” and will come to the end of its run on June 4th. 

WATCH:   Goodnight With Dolly 

Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. Her 2016 #1 album, “Pure & Simple,” which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, added to that massive tally. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards and 49 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with for KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on “God Only Knows”; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton has donated over 130 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children’s book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library’s 100 millionth book donation. From her “Coat of Many Colors” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage. 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. it would prove to be the first of many millions of over 135 million books gifted to children around the world. Dolly’s home state of Tennessee pledged to pursue statewide coverage in 2004 and global expansion was on the horizon. After the United States, the program launched in Canada in 2006 followed by the United Kingdom in 2007, Australia in 2013 and the Republic of Ireland in 2019. For more information visit imaginationlibrary.com.

Bindlestiff Tours Return with Self-Drive and Private Options


Camping at Monument Valley. (Photo Courtesy of Bindlestiff Tours)


Adventure Tour Provider Also Announces New Health, Safety Protocols 

Bindlestiff Tours, an award-winning adventure tour provider, announce its summer reopening with new self-drive and private tour packages, as well as enhanced health and safety protocols.

Bindlestiff Tours offer premiere experience-based, immersive touring across the Southwestern United States, Alaska and Canada hosted by expert guides. Tours are ideal for individuals and small groups up to 14, while private custom tours for families and reunions are also available. Bindlestiff’s new adventure tours will depart daily and be available for bookings beginning June 1, 2020. In addition, when Bindlestiff Tours reopen, its new public health and safety measures will exceed guidelines set forth by local, state, federal and global health authorities.

“We know guests are anxious to return to the great outdoors. Many will be comfortable primarily traveling with those they know rather than with large tour groups. That is why our experiences will be ideal in this travel climate. Guests can experience incredible, personalized outdoor adventures in a safe and healthy environment,” says Robert Graff, vice president sales and marketing, Bindlestiff Tours.

New multi-day packages for 2020 include:

Self-Drive Camping Tours from Las Vegas (prices start at $495 per person for a 3-day Southwestern United States National Parks Tour):
Socially distance under the stars with new self-drive camping tours, which are also available with hotel upgrade. These tours are designed for guests interested in driving to the national parks of the American Southwest on their own, while still receiving expert guidance and an immersive, personalized adventure. Guests will select from either camping and sleeping under the stars or opt for the comfort of indoor lodging. Guests will be provided with all the necessary camping equipment and the tour guide will assist with camp set-up in scenic locations. Expert tour guides will meet guests at key locations throughout the tour and escort the group on remote hiking trails to spectacular viewpoints and provide live interpretive wildlife and nature content throughout their adventure. Guides will also facilitate evening campfires and locally sourced, fully catered al fresco dining options at camp which are also available for hotel guests.

To enhance the self-drive experience and access additional details, instruction and information, guests can download the Bindlestiff Tours mobile app. The multilingual app is available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and English. Travelers can download the app for free on Apple and Android devices.

Private, Custom Single- or Multi-day Tours from Las Vegas (prices starting at $229 per person):
Families or groups of friends of four or more interested in experiencing national parks in a more intimate setting can book the private, custom tour option. These pre-made packages offer exclusive one-on-one attention from a dedicated, expert, local guide. Guests may select day tours or multi-day outdoor camping tours or the comfort of hotel accommodation. Guides escort groups on a completely private tour throughout. Guests can choose from classic itineraries or request a custom-tailored tour and add on other areas of interest.

For more information about private custom tours and self-drive tours, visit www.bindlestifftours.com.

*Health and Safety Notice

Bindlestiff Tours’ new health and safety procedures include:

  • Touchless temperature checks.
  • Staff wearing masks throughout the duration of the tours and experiences.
  • Complimentary medical-grade masks provided for all guests.
  • Clorox sanitizer and anti-microbial fumigations of all camping equipment and vehicles before every departure.

Bindlestiff Tours provide immersive tours and experiences throughout the national parks of the Southwestern United States, Pacific Northwest, Western Canada and Alaska. Popular options include multi-day tours visiting different parks over several days Tours are ideal for individuals and small groups and can be personalized to allow guests to experience a custom, once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure. Named after the colloquial term for a “pack-carrying traveler,” Bindlestiff Tours enable guests to hike, explore, photograph, stargaze and more. With dedicated guides who are experts in their fields, Bindlestiff Tours offer adventures that include education, direction and fun. Follow on  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and #BindlestiffTours.

Feature Film/Miniseries Based on the Life of Siegfried & Roy Proceeds with UFA Fiction




The authorized biopic telling the life-story of Siegfried & Roy, who also serve as Executive Producers, will continue on schedule despite the recent passing of Roy Horn from complications of COVID-19 last week. The emotional story will cover their life together and how they influenced each other to achieve world-renowned success.


Nico Hofmann and Sebastian Werninger on behalf of UFA Fiction, confirmed the script by award-winning writer/director Michael Bully Herbig is in its final stages and pre-production will begin after its completion. The project has been in development with Siegfried & Roy and UFA for more than two years. The biopic will be distributed as a feature film in theaters and expanded to a limited series for television.


“Roy and I worked closely with Nico and Bully to tell the story of our life together, on and off stage,” said Siegfried Fischbacher. “This will be our personal and emotional journey that could only be told as we looked back over how the connection between us built our career and led to our achievements. Now that Roy is gone, this movie will be the ultimate tribute to the truly special person Roy was not just to me but to our audiences and fans.”


UFA CEO Nico Hofmann has been personally involved in the film’s creation and is also executive producing.


“Roy’s death deeply affected me,” said Hofmann. “Roy had so much power and an incredible energy. He only had one motto: ‘Always live your dreams!’  His strength and duration inspired us all – including just recently when we met in February with Michael Bully Herbig to further refine the vision for the film. This film will be our legacy for him. Together with Siegfried we will shoot the biopic – and Roy’s spirit will guide us.”


“Ever since I saw my first Siegfried & Roy show in the early nineties at The Mirage in Las Vegas, I was spellbound.“ said Michael Bully Herbig.“Telling the story of these two exceptional artists to a large audience makes me very happy and is proof that dreams do come true, like Roy used to say. I am very grateful for their trust.“



Golf’s Biggest Stars Compete In‘Chipping All-In’ Charity Poker Tournament Thursday, April 1



Major champions Jimmy Walker, Michelle Wie, John Daly and more ante up to raise money for MGM Resorts’ Employee Emergency Grant Fund in support of company’s employees and community partners impacted by COVID-19


Some of golf’s biggest names will take their talents from the fairway to the felt (virtually) Thursday, April 16 for the Chipping All-In charity poker tournament. Cards will fly beginning at noon PST, giving fans the opportunity to watch their favorite golfers, including Jimmy Walker, Michelle Wie, John Daly and more compete in a live online Texas Hold’em tournament. Event proceeds will go to the MGM Resorts Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant Fund, which provides employees and their immediate families with short-term relief in making payments or to meet obligations during unexpected hardships and emergencies. The fund is designed to assist those impacted by the coronavirus, including full-time employees, on-call employees and those facing layoff, separation or furlough.


Presented by MGM Resorts, Loaded and the World Poker Tour® (WPT®), Chipping All-In will feature an interactive broadcast on ​Twitch (Twitch.tv/AllStarPass) and YouTube (YouTube.com/AllStarPass). Audience members can make real-time donations at www.mgmresorts.com/ChippingAllin. Participants will give personal shout outs to viewers who donate.


Chipping All-In will divide the players among multiple tables with the top finishers from each advancing to the final table. Live player audio throughout the tournament will create an immersive experience for viewers. Additionally, viewers will be able to engage with the players during a live Q&A.


Lance Evans, senior vice president of Sports and Sponsorships for MGM Resorts, said, “It is in our DNA to offer live entertainment and sports experiences to fans worldwide, even in the toughest of times. ‘Chipping All-In’ will feature some of the world’s top PGA and LPGA players as well as sports and media personalities playing in support of the Employee Emergency Grant Fund.”


Highlights of the players scheduled to participate in the Chipping All-In charity poker tournament include:


⦁ Aaron Wise

⦁ Alex Kang

⦁ Alison Lee

⦁ Anna Nordqvist

⦁ Ben Taylor

⦁ Brittany Lincicome

⦁ Butch Harmon

⦁ Cheyenne Woods

⦁ Chris Como

⦁ Collin Morikawa

⦁ Cristie Kerr

⦁ Danielle Kang

⦁ David Lipsky

⦁ Doug Ghim

⦁ Gaby Lopez

⦁ George Savaricas

⦁ Graham DeLaet

⦁ Harold Varner III

⦁ Jamie Lovemark

⦁ Jason Kokrak

⦁ Jimmy Walker

⦁ Joel Dahmen

⦁ John Daly

⦁ Juli Inkster

⦁ Kelley James

⦁ Kevin Na

⦁ Kurt Kitayama

⦁ Lydia Ko

⦁ Matt Ginella

⦁ Maverick McNealy

⦁ Max Homa

⦁ Michelle Wie

⦁ Natalie Gulbis

⦁ Pat Perez

⦁ Sam Burns

⦁ Tommy Armour III

⦁ Wyndham Clark


To learn more about the MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.


About The MGM Resorts Foundation 

The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and others, for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts’ employees. The Foundation also collects and distributes donations made by a broad base of donors to support activities organized by MGM Resorts employees and approved by the Foundation’s board of directors to benefit qualified nonprofit charitable organizations. The Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant & Children’s Medical Support Fund was organized specifically to enable MGM Resorts employees and the company to provide emergency, hardship, and disaster support to fellow employees and their immediate families. In addition, since 2012, the Foundation has been the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Conference, the major women’s conference in the Western region.


About Loaded

Loaded is the leading management firm for many of the world’s biggest gaming content creators and influencers, including Ninja, Shroud, Tim TheTatMan, Anne Munition, CouRageJD, among many others.  Loaded’s roster attracts global media attention from the world’s leading brands, including Gillette, The Hershey Company, Capitol Records, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Activision, and others looking to effectively and authentically engage with the gaming audience.


About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 18th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.


Helping our community help our pets during this difficult and ever-changing time


As we approach April tomorrow and the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on our pets and shelter pets, we at Hearts Alive Village wanted to share an update for those looking to be heroes during this time.


We remain staffed for business at our pet supply store. However, to further protect our employees, our volunteers, and customers, we will  be conducting curbside sales. For interest in an animal, please info@heartsalivevillage.org  prior to stopping by Hearts Alive Village (1750 South Rainbow Blvd., Suite #4). We can set an appointment and coordinate a meet.


There are many dogs and cats in foster homes who are still available for adoption. We work to keep our website updated with available pets. www.heartsalivevillage.org. We have a reduced number of animals at our adoption center in careful consideration for any emergencies that may arise. Our adoption center is still home for more than a dozen cats and a few dogs still needing to be placed with adopters or fosters, the need remains even though it may be changing with the fluidity of the times and the situation.


We are, like all those around us, endorsing self- isolation for everyone who can do this, it is the safest way to try and get through these troubling times.  However, our most vulnerable (pets, elderly, veterans) still need help to get on the other side and we hope that will be sooner than later.  The need is greater now than ever for pet food to help those struggling households. We are still engaging volunteers who can deliver food and supplies to those who have pets and cannot get out to get the supplies and food they need or are finding themselves unable to afford such necessary items.  If you are finding yourselves with some extra time during this period, please volunteer with us or any other cause that may be close to your heart.  There are so many heroes among us, some seen and some doing their work more quietly – we owe a debt of gratitude to all of them and to those who will step up in the coming days.


About Hearts Alive Village

Hearts Alive Village is a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada, founded in 2013 out of an intense need to help save dogs and cats that were losing their lives in an overcrowded shelter system. We provide medical treatment, a safe and comfortable place to heal, and adoption services with a passion for senior pet placement at two centrally located facilities.  Our mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system.


Our main objective is to keep animals out of the shelter in the first place by supporting struggling, low-income pet owners. We maintain a pet food bank, offer low cost spay/neuter and other medical services, and help to responsibly re-home, as well as provide educational and training resources. For more information, to make a donation, adopt a pet, or volunteer, please call 702-595-0644,  visit HeartsAliveVillage.org or follow on Instagram @heartsaliveanimalrescue.


Las Vegas Talents Bring Entertainment Online with GMG Presents: Vegas at Home

Las Vegas Talents Bring World Class Entertainment Inside Thousands of Homes with Greenspun Media Group Presents: Vegas At Home

Westgate Las Vegas resident magician Jen Kramer featured as first guest in virtual series

In an effort to promote positivity during a time of uncertainty, Greenspun Media Group has launched a new online series titled “Vegas At Home,” bringing the best of Vegas’ culture to the homes of Las Vegas locals and visitors alike. The YouTube series will feature exclusive, short performances by Las Vegas’ comedians, chefs, magicians, headliners, musicians, mixologists, athletes and performers; whether it be a signature cocktail recipe, a short comedic set, a favorite at-home workout or a rendition of a few favorite songs.

“Las Vegas is a unique, world-wide destination that thrives on both the world-class talent and the incredible locals and visitors that light up the town all year long,” says Las Vegas Magazine Publisher Jamal Parker. “Here at Greenspun Media Group, we wanted to maintain the city’s connection with its biggest supporters. With Vegas at Home, we hope to bring Las Vegas culture into the homes of thousands until we open our city’s stage again.”

The series kicked off Tuesday, March 24, with a special magic show from iconic Westgate Las Vegas headliner Jen Kramer. The video featured slight-of-hand tricks, direct from Kramer’s own living room. All content for “Vegas At Home” is free to the public to watch, as well as to participate for those who are interested in producing their own Vegas At Home video.

The first installment of Greenspun Media Group presents: Vegas At Home, featuring magician Jen Kramer, can be viewed here.


About Greenspun Media Group

Greenspun Media Group (GMG) is managed by The Greenspun Corporation, which is based in Henderson, Nevada. For more than 60 years, GMG has been publishing in Nevada. GMG publishes the Pulitzer Prize winning Las Vegas Sun newspaper, Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Magazine, Vegas Inc, VEGAS2GO, and Healthcare Quarterly. The company produces four local websites, LasVegasSun.com, LasVegasWeekly.com, VegasInc.com and LasVegasMagazine.com. GMG is owned by Brain Greenspun, who also owns Sun Media Productions.


For information regarding the Greenspun Media Group, visit www.gmgvegas.com.


Bruno Mars Pledges $1 Million to MGM Resorts Foundation



GRAMMY Award-winning entertainer Bruno Mars, who has been a performer at the Park MGM theater, announced today that he has donated $1 million to the MGM Resorts Foundation to support MGM employees impacted economically by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Mars has performed a series of limited dates at The Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas since 2016.


A representative for Mars says, “The people at MGM have given Bruno Mars the rare opportunity to be able to continuously gig while he’s in the creative process of working on his next album. With the closures across Las Vegas, Bruno wanted to show his appreciation to the amazing employees who help make these shows possible in hopes that we’ll all be out of this situation and having fun together again very soon.”


The money will go toward The MGM Resorts Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant Fund & Children’s Medical Support Fund, which is designed to help MGM employees and their immediate families with short-term assistance during unexpected hardships and emergencies. The Grant Fund may also provide disaster relief assistance to furloughed or laid-off employees whose compensation is suspended or employment terminated as a result of an extraordinary event (or events) that severely impacts a community in which MGM Resorts conducts business, such as the COVID-19 public health crisis. 


“We consider Bruno Mars as part of the MGM family and appreciate what he is doing to help our employees and their families during these uncertain times,” said Bill Hornbuckle, Acting CEO and President of MGM Resorts International. “We recently expanded the eligibility requirements for the fund to help as many employees as we can who are impacted by the crisis, and this donation will help us expand our reach even further.”


To learn more about The MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.


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About The MGM Resorts Foundation

The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts’ employees. The Foundation also collects and distributes donations made by a broad base of donors to support activities organized by MGM Resorts employees and approved by the Foundation’s board of directors to benefit qualified nonprofit charitable organizations.  The Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant & Children’s Medical Support Fund was organized specifically to enable MGM Resorts employees to provide emergency, hardship, and disaster support to fellow employees and their families.  In addition, since 2012, the Foundation has been the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Conference, the major women’s conference in the Western region.



The Pop-Up Market Will Feature Essentials Including Eggs, Milk and Toilet Paper

The Stove located in Henderson is launching a temporary pop-up market as an effort to aid their guests in need. With the high demand for essentials such as eggs, milk, and toilet paper, and scarce conditions at local supermarkets, The Stove felt the need to fill a void in their neighborhood.

“We do not wish to see our guests and the elderly community go without due to these times of uncertainty,” said Executive Chef and Part Owner Antonio Nunez. “The current scenes at local grocery stores may be too stressful for seniors to endure, and buying in bulk may not be feasible for individuals, so we wanted to offer an alternative.”

The Stove plans to sell their overstock of items through depletion, but they do warn guests that there is a limit on items to avoid hoarding. The household items that will be sold include:

  • Local farm fresh milk ($5.50/gallon)

  • Local farm fresh eggs ($3.50/dozen)

  • Toilet paper ($1.50/roll)

  • Fettuccine ($2/pound)

  • Instant oatmeal (.40 cents)

  • Canned chicken broth ($5.50/50oz.)

  • Chicken soup ($1.25/7.25oz.)

  • Tomato soup ($5.50/50oz.)

  • Gatorade ($1.50/20oz.)

  • Half & half ($4/qt.)

  • Butter ($1.75/stick)

  • Hand sanitizer ($4/2oz.)

Items will be available for purchase as soon as March 17th at The Stove’s pop-up market which will take place inside their private dining room. Priority will be given to their senior guests and availability is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. The market hours are Monday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., or until stock runs out.



The Stove features multi-dimensional design dining experiences by celebrity chef Scott Commings, celebrated Vegas Valley local chef, Antonio Nunez, and General Contractor Steve Grodkiewicz. Leisurely lounging at the main bar overlooking the main dining room with a pastry bar sets the scene for the backdrop of the restaurant. The adjacent room has the feel of a speakeasy as you enter, but the setting of a Mad Hatter tea room with an edgy, one-of-a-kind twist to service. New to the restaurant’s offering is the Chambong (champagne-meets-bong) experience all set to breathtaking views of the Valley. To stay up to date on the latest news and offerings, follow The Stove on Facebook and Instagram.


Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant to Put Thai Twist on Irish Holiday for St. Patrick’s Day


Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant to Put Thai Twist
on Irish Holiday for St. Patrick’s Day

Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant, with locations at 1974 N. Rainbow Blvd and 9530 S. Eastern Ave, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-inspired beverage pairing and green curry available exclusively on Tuesday, March 17.


Available exclusively at the S. Eastern Blvd location, Pin Kaow will offer a specialty pairing of a Guinness Draught and Jameson Irish Whiskey‎ shot, priced at $8.


Both Pin Kaow restaurants will celebrate throughout the day with a green curry entrée, prepared with house-made green curry paste, coconut milk, bamboo shoots, bell peppers and Thai basil, priced at $11.95.


More information and reservations are available by calling the S. Eastern location at 702-407-1188 or the Rainbow location at 702-638-2746 or on the website at www.pinkaow.com. Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant offers complimentary parking at both locations.


About Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant

A family-owned restaurant and a favorite of Las Vegas locals for nearly two decades, Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine with locations at 1974 N. Rainbow Blvd, and at its newest outpost located at 9530 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. A frequent winner of Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards, Pin Kaow’s menu includes an array of flavorful soups, curries, noodle dishes, meat and seafood selections, all made in-house with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Pin Kaow’s diverse wine list has been expertly curated and is accompanied by an extensive selection of premium spirits and craft cocktails.  More information and reservations are available by calling the Eastern location at 702-407-1188 or the Rainbow location at 702-638-2746  or on the website at http://www.pinkaow.com/. Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PinKaowThai and https://www.facebook.com/PinKaowThaiSouthEastern as well as Instagram at @pinkaowthai.


Runnin’ Rebels At No. 4 San Diego State Saturday



4:30 p.m. game vs. nation’s only unbeaten team to be televised by CBS Sports Network

Game Notes at San Diego State (PDF)  |  Buy UNLVtickets  |  Media Guide  |  Schedule  |  @UNLVAthletics  |  @TheRunninRebels

The UNLV men’s basketball team, winner of three of its last four games, will head back out on the road to face the nation’s only unbeaten team in No. 4 San Diego State on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at Viejas Arena in San Diego.

The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off their most complete performance of the year, as they defeated Colorado State, 80-56, Wednesday night at home. In that contest, UNLV led by as many as 35 points en route to its largest margin of victory of the season. Prior to that, the Runnin’ Rebels defeated New Mexico, 78-73, at The Pit last Saturday, lost a home to UNR, 82-79, in a program-record sixth overtime game of the season on Feb. 12, and defeated Fresno State by a point, 68-67 on Feb. 8 on a last-second shot by sophomore guard Marvin Coleman.

Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton and junior guard Amauri Hardy lead the Runnin’ Rebels (14-14, 9-6) in scoring, averaging 15.6 and 14.0 points per game, respectively. Hamilton has scored in double figures in 15 straight games and has tallied 23 or more in six of his last nine outings. Junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.1 per contest (4th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

SDSU (26-0, 15-0) is in its third season under its head coach, Brian Dutcher. The Aztecs are led by Malachi Flynn’s 16.7 ppg (5th in MW) and Yanni Wetzell’s 6.5 rpg (8th in MW). Flynn also leads the team and league in assists (5.1 apg). SDSU is coming off a 72-55 road win at Boise State on Sunday.

SDSU won the season’s first meeting between the two teams, 71-67, in Las Vegas on Jan. 26.

Saturday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Jason Horowitz, Pete Gillen and John Schriffen (sidelines) calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

The Popular ‘Buffalo’ Brand Gaming Machines Get Their Own Space as Aristocrat and Rampart Casino Announce The First Ever ‘Buffalo Bar’





Aristocrat to Open First Ever ‘Buffalo Bar’ at
Rampart Casino in Summerlin

All-New Gaming and Entertainment Space to Offer
Premier Destination for Buffalo Fans

Aristocrat Technologies announced today the launch of the first ever Buffalo Bar located at Rampart Casino in Summerlin. The newest evolution of the fan-favorite brand, Buffalo, offers an all-new experience for players that combines gaming and leisure for locals and visitors alike. The Buffalo Bar will officially open with a ceremony on Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

“We’re excited to unveil the Buffalo Bar concept in partnership with Rampart Casino,” said Jon Hanlin, senior vice president of commercial strategy and data analytics for Aristocrat. “Buffalo has become a staple in the gaming community and we’re excited to create an experience for players unlike any other.”

The space will feature a wide variety of Buffalo slot games including the all-new Winner’s World Multi-Game bar top, featuring Buffalo slots and Buffalo Keno, as well as player favorites including Buffalo, Buffalo Gold, Buffalo Gold Revolution, Buffalo Stampede, Buffalo Diamond, and Buffalo Grand.

Located just off the casino floor, the Buffalo Bar will feature 1,095 square feet of gaming as well as offer nine bar seats with corresponding Aristocrat bar-top games. Furthermore, the bar will feature the signature ‘Hairy Buffalo’ cocktail.

“Our customers know and love the Buffalo brand, so to partner with Aristocrat and launch the first Buffalo Bar with all the different themed gaming options in one area is forward-thinking from the casino-side and very exciting for our players,” said Michelle Bacigalupi, vice president and general manager at Rampart Casino.

For more information on Rampart Casino, please visit www.RampartCasino.com. For more information about Aristocrat, please visit www.aristocrat-us.com.


Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with more than 6,000 employees. The company is licensed in approximately 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend products and services. The company is the leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Class III games as well as Class II Innovations for Native American casinos and emerging markets. The company’s mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry over many decades. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.

Rampart Casino, an elegant 50,000 square foot casino, offers 1,767 slot machines, two dozen gaming tables, a 300-seat Bingo Room and a Race & Sports Book. Rampart Casino’s Rampart Rewards club program offers exclusive resort benefits and rewards based on play, such as dining, spa and golf discounts, plus complimentary room nights at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Rampart Casino is home to the first ever Buffalo Bar featuring a wide variety of the popular Buffalo branded games. For the latest Rampart Casino news, follow on Facebook (RampartCasino) and Twitter (@RampartCasino) or call 702-507-5900.

Ready, Sweat, Spray! Redken And Flywheel Have Teamed Up In Celebration Of Redken’s NEW! Deep Clean Dry Shampoo


Redken and Flywheel have teamed up this February through April in celebration of Redken’s NEW! Dry Shampoo! As a part of the partnership, you’ll be able to find the NEW! Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo in select Flywheel studio locations throughout the country. The NEW! Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo is the perfect post-workout five-minute fix to get you out the studio doors and into the office, off to dinner, or on time to a night out without having to totally restyle your hair.


“We’re thrilled to partner with Redken in celebration of their NEW! Dry Shampoos. Our riders are often taking a class before work or a night on the town, and having a product like Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo allows them fit a workout into their busy schedules by refreshing their style and letting them head right out the door after class.” – Jake Spitz, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Flywheel Sports.


Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo features a high-performance formula with rice and tapioca starches to provide maximum oil absorption on all hair types. It’s perfect for reviving hair post-blowout, post-workout, and everything in between. For more information on the NEW! Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo, please click here. Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo retails for $24.00 is available for purchase now on Hair.com. Please find high-res images and a press release surrounding the partnership here, more information about the partnership here, and more ways to use dry shampoo here! Please reach out with any questions.


About Redken

Redken 5th Avenue NYC is a professional haircare and haircolor company dedicated to providing inspiring education, groundbreaking products and unparalleled creativity for clients and stylists alike. With a backstage presence at Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Redken has become a leader in backstage beauty, creating the runway looks for the industry’s most prestigious designers. A unique mix of fashion, innovation and inspiration, Redken creates the buzz, sets the pace and establishes what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next in hair. To locate a Redken salon please log on to Redken.com. Please note, Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon or authorized retailer partners – ULTA, Beauty Brands, JCP and Look Fantastic. We request that you do not credit drugstores or unauthorized retailers. For more information, visit Redken.com, like Redken on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Taylor Dayne Performs Inside Veil Pavilion on Friday, February 14,2020 at Silverton Casino Hotel

Taylor Dayne Performs Inside Veil Pavilion on

Friday, February 14, 2020, at Silverton Casino Hotel


Silverton Casino Hotel is proud to welcome Taylor Dayne to Veil Pavilion on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Taylor Dayne is headed to Veil Pavilion this Valentine’s Day for her Tell it to My Heart Tour. Taylor Dayne is an American pop icon with a career spanning three decades. Taylor’s groundbreaking debut single “Tell It To My Heart” turned her into an overnight international star in 1987. She followed the smash hit with seventeen Top 20 singles over the course of her three-decade career, including number ones “Love Will Lead You Back,” “Prove Your Love,” and “I’ll Always Love You.” Tickets start at $35 for this all-ages show.

To purchase tickets visit the Silverton Box Office, by calling 702-263-7777, or online at silvertoncasino.com.


Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, WuHu Noodle, Su Casa, Starbucks, and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,500 slot machines and 23 table games and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays, and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Attraction” in the Best of Las Vegas®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

Runnin’ Rebels Host No. 4 San Diego State Sunday At 1 PM



Second-place UNLV has won six straight at home, Aztecs are nation’s only unbeaten team

Game Notes vs. SDSU (PDF)  |  Buy UNLVtickets   |  Schedule  |  @UNLVAthletics  |  @TheRunninRebels

Winner of six straight home games and seven of its last nine overall, the UNLV men’s basketball team will host No. 4 San Diego State at the Thomas & Mack Center on Sunday, January 26 at 1 p.m.

The Aztecs are the nation’s lone unbeaten team at 20-0 and sit in first place in the Mountain West at 9-0. The Runnin’ Rebels are in second in the conference at 6-2.

Tickets start at just $22 for Sunday’s game when purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Runnin’ Rebel Fest, located near the Coach Tarkanian statue, will open at 11 a.m. Admission to the area is free and features food, drinks, entertainment, tailgate games, inflatables, and more. Fans will be able to text to win one of 500 Hey Reb bobbleheads between the beginning of Runnin’ Rebel Fest and halftime of the game. The code will be announced at Runnin’ Rebel Fest. The bobblehead shows Hey Reb in his red suit and sneakers to help raise awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV (11-10, 6-2) players averaging in double-figure scoring this season with 15.1 points per game (eighth in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.0 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

SDSU (20-0, 9-0) is in its third season under its head coach, Brian Dutcher. The Aztecs are led by Malachi Flynn’s 16.6 ppg (7th in MW) and Yanni Wetzell’s 6.4 rpg (9th in MW). Flynn also leads the team and league in assists (5.1 apg).

Sunday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen and John Schriffen (sideline reporter) calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.




Sophomore guard honored by conference after recording first triple-double by a Runnin’ Rebel in 20 years and career highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals in wins over San Jose State and New Mexico

UNLV sophomore Marvin Coleman was named Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It is his first career weekly honor and the second for a Runnin’ Rebel player this season.


Originally from Las Vegas, the 6-foot-2-inch guard averaged 14.0 points, 9.5 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game last week in home wins over San Jose State (98-87) and New Mexico (99-78). He also shot 91 percent from the free-throw line (11 of 12), while playing an average of 35.5 minutes per contest.


After scoring a career-high 17 points against San Jose State on Wednesday with a then-career-high eight assists, he recorded UNLV’s first triple-double in more than 20 years as he scored 11 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 11 assists (with only two turnovers) against New Mexico on Saturday. It marked just the fifth triple-double in Mountain West history and first since 2016.


Coleman’s 12 rebounds and 11 assists were both career highs, as were his six steals against the Lobos. UNLV’s last triple-double occurred on Nov. 19, 1999 as Mark Dickel had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists vs. Mississippi Valley State.


UNLV’s two wins last week were its fifth- and sixth-straight at home and improved its Mountain West record to 6-1, which is its best league start in 12 years. The home win streak is its longest in five years, and overall, UNLV has won three straight games and seven of its last eight.


NEXT FOR UNLV: The Runnin’ Rebels (11-9, 6-1) will travel to Reno, Nevada, to play at UNR on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The 8 p.m. game will be televised by CBS Sports Network. UNLV’s next home game will take place Sunday, Jan. 26, vs. No. 7/6 San Diego State at 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.


UNLV Men’s Basketball’s 2019-20 Mountain West Players of the Week

Jan. 6 – Bryce Hamilton

Jan. 20 – Marvin Coleman

Celebrate the Year of the Rat at Honey Salt on Jan. 28!

Honey Salt Celebrates the Year of the Rat with Chinese New Year Feast and Wine Pairing on Tuesday, Jan. 28

Restauranteur Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat with a Chinese New Year Feast on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. This celebration of luck and fortune features traditional Chinese New Year fare including mushroom dumplings, wok-seared shrimp and crispy orange beef.  Tickets to this evening are required and are available for $49 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $25.  Tickets are available online at www.honeysalt.com


Welcome Cocktail
To Start
Pork Belly Bao
roasted pork belly, napa cabbage, chili crisp hoisin
Vegetable Egg Rolls
cabbage, pickled vegetables, plum sauce, hot mustard
Steamed Mushroom Dumplings
spring onions, black vinegar, sweet chili sauce
Hot & Sour Soup
shitake mushroom, tofu, egg, green onion
For the Table
Wok-Seared Shrimp
sesame ginger glaze, peppers, chinese leeks, minted slaw
Crispy Orange Beef
skirt steak, bird’s eye chili, crispy shallot

Gailan (Chinese Broccoli)
Vegetable Fried Rice
Sweet Finish
Chilled Mango Soup
fresh fruit, local mint

For Honey Salt fans, Honey Salt Food & Drink– A Culinary Scrapbook is available for purchase at Honey Salt (1031 S. Rampart Blvd.) or online at Amazon

Featuring a changing menu of seasonally-inspired comfort food, Farm Table dinners are served family-style and showcase unique beverage pairings, as well as occasional special guests. Tickets to the Farm Table series must be purchased in advance by going online to www.HoneySalt.com. Gift certificates to the ‘Farm Table’ dinners are also available.
Honey Salt recently renovated the private dining room giving it an intimate feel while still capturing the traditional Honey Salt experience. Perfect for parties, holiday gatherings, and all social events, the private dining room is available by calling 702-685-4015.

Honey Salt is located in at 1031 S. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada. Honey Salt is open seven days a week: Monday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., 10  a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Honey Salt also features a daily happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m. in the bar, lounge, and patio. For reservations and more information, visit www.honeysalt.com or call the restaurant at 702-445-6100. “Like” Honey Salt on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HoneySaltLV and follow Honey Salt on Instagram @HoneySaltLV.

Ferraro’s Announces Big Game Viewing Party, Feb. 2

Private Room at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant
(Photo courtesy of Ferraro’s)


Featuring an Italian Buffet and Unlimited Beer and Wine

 Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites sports fans to experience an incredible Italian-style Big Game viewing party on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy the game from Ferraro’s lounge while enjoying an extensive Italian buffet of premium appetizers, delicious main course options and authentic Italian specialties prepared by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. The Italian feast also includes unlimited beer and wine. Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $75 per person and space is limited.

For guests seeking an exclusive private viewing party, Ferraro’s is pleased to offer two exclusive options: one private viewing room for up to 16 guests and one private viewing room for up to 60 guests. Both private viewing options include a full-service staff featuring a private Italian buffet and unlimited wine and beer for the entire group. Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $100 per person.

Reservations are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call (702) 364-5300.

Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Ferraro’s is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.