SAM MOORE, CYNDI LAUPER, BRANDI CARLILE, CHRIS ISAAK, JASON ISBELL & MORE TO PERFORM IN HONOR OF 2020 RECORDING ACADEMY® SPECIAL MERIT RECIPIENTS

SAM MOORE, CYNDI LAUPER, BRANDI CARLILE, CHRIS ISAAK, JASON ISBELL AND MORE TO PERFORM IN HONOR OF 2020 RECORDING ACADEMY® SPECIAL MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS

‘GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®’ SPECIAL AIRS OCT. 16 ON PBS

Annual Awards and Tribute Concert Takes Place On New Virtual Format

The Recording Academy® will honor its 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients with “Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and tribute concert hosted by Jimmy Jam on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.

Announced earlier this year, the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Ken Ehrlich, Philip Glass and Frank Walker received Trustees Award honors, and George Augspurger was recognized with the Technical GRAMMY® Award. Mickey Smith Jr. will also accept the Music Educator Award™ as this year’s recipient.

Performers include Laurie Anderson, Philip Bailey, Brandi Carlile, Cynthia Erivo, Chris Isaak, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Cyndi Lauper, Sam Moore, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Yola. Presenters include Rhiannon Giddens, Joe Mantegna, John Legend, LL COOL J, Greg Phillinganes, Henry Rollins, and Don Was.

Song List (Honorees in bold type):

Roberta Flack
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” — Performed by Cynthia Erivo
“Where Is The Love” — Performed by Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom, Jr.

Chicago
“If You Leave Me Now” — Performed by Philip Bailey

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
“Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air” — Performed by Yola

Isaac Hayes
“Soul Man” / “I Thank You” / “You Don’t Know Like I Know” / “Hold On, I’m Comin’” / “You Got Me Hummin’” / “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” — Performed by Sam Moore

Philip Glass
“Gee Whiz” — Performed by Laurie Anderson

Frank Walker
“Your Cheatin’ Heart” — Performed by Chris Isaak

Ken Ehrlich
“Time After Time” — Performed by Cyndi Lauper

John Prine
“Storm Windows” — Performed by Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
“I Remember Everything” — Performed by Brandi Carlile

This is the fifth year the Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone TV event and musical tribute, but the first year that it has been produced without an audience and in different locations due to COVID-19’s impact on live events. In addition to the tribute concert, the special will feature archival video packages celebrating each of the honorees’ contributions to the music industry and its cultural heritage.

A production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS for WNET, “Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” was written by David Wild and directed for television by David Horn, with Mitch Owgang as producer and David Horn and Branden Chapman as executive producers. Terry Lickona and Chantel Sausedo are co-producers.

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award honors such contributions in areas other than performance. The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees determines the honorees of both awards. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are voted on by the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by the Academy’s Trustees. The award is presented to individuals who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording industry. Presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum®, the Music Educator Award recognizes current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education. The recipient is approved by the Board of Trustees.

About The Recording Academy:
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards® — music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

About WNET:
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.

About The Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore:
The first 20-plus years of Sam Moore’s sensational career began by lending his unmistakable lead vocals to soul duo Sam & Dave. The 1967 smash hit “Soul Man,” catapulted the duo’s career up the Pop and R&B Charts, selling more than 10 million records worldwide and ultimately an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Moore also scored critical acclaim and numerous awards as a solo artist for more than 35 years, performing at some of the world’s most iconic and notable venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, Royal Albert Hall, Nippon Budokan, The John F. Kennedy Center, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. Moore has recently joined Florida International University (FIU) as an Artist in Residence for their Center of Humanities to build a program around the artist histories that shaped our culture through music.

For more information on The Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore, visit sammoore.net.

The Neon Museum Board Of Trustees Now Matching Funds For Annual Fund

 

Signage in the Neon Boneyard at The Neon Museum.
(Photo courtesy of The Neon Museum)

THE NEON MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOW
MATCHING DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL FUND

–The Neon Museum has announced that its annual fund drive is now underway, with a special incentive to donate this month. Through September 30, The Neon Museum Board of Trustees will match every dollar contributed — up to a total of $30,000.

The Neon Museum Annual Fund provides ongoing, unrestricted operating support to the Museum. A donation to the Annual Fund enables the museum to stay open to the public and to continue to provide educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment to visitors from around the world.

The collection of signs at The Neon Museum chronicles the rich history of Las Vegas, with the Neon Boneyard providing a transformative space where signs play the role of storyteller, reminding visitors of years past. Contributions help preserve the museum’s unique Las Vegas art form for future generations.

“Our annual fund is crucial for growth of the museum and we are grateful for the opportunity to double your donations with the help from our Board of Trustees,” said The Neon Museum’s president and chief executive officer, Rob McCoy.

Although the Trustees’ match will conclude at the end of September, the Annual Fund drive will continue into the fall, McCoy noted.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas.

Jared Ashley Releases New Single “Stained”

Jared Ashley Releases New Single “Stained”

Available to Download and Stream on All Digital Platforms

The second I began listening to “Stained”, I was instantly drawn into the meaningful song. Throughout the lyrics, you experience the raw emotion that Jared Ashley  takes you through with connecting lyrics and a unique style that isn’t seen in everyday music.” – Trevor Justin, Country Sway

“Jared Ashley allows his rich, rumbling voice to shine on “Stained.” It is sultry and expressive, where the listener can recall such artists as Keith Urban and Travis Tritt, and that should be taken as a compliment.” – Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal

“A beautiful medley underscores haunting lyrics that perfectly–and literally– paint the picture of life’s heartaches and the inner battles every human experiences.” – Matt Bailey, The Music Universe

Singer/Songwriter Jared Ashley is set to captivate listeners with the release of his latest single “Stained”. The beauty of songwriting is manifested when an artist is able to capture common feelings in colorful and exciting ways. Ashley expertly relays the idea of wanting to love a woman for who she is, while suggesting that pain and faults are part of God’s perfectly blended masterpiece. Love is not a race around a standard track, but a slow and steady drive with unexpected twists and turns that all must learn to maneuver. This single provides fans who crave it’s optimistic message with a most powerful and uplifting listening experience. Written by Ashley and Nick Sturms, “Stained” is available to stream and download on all digital platforms now!

“Songs like Stained I feel are a gift; they almost write themselves,” explains Ashley, “As an artist, I feel very lucky this song came to be because I think, or at least my hope is that it will make an impact on someone out there somewhere because it’s a message which needs to be heard by all. Love yourself no matter who you are!”

It was after moving to Nashville and building rapport as a live performer at venues like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge that Ashley discovered what it truly meant to be an artist.

“I’m a songwriter first, and I became an artist because I wanted people to hear my songs,” Ashley says.

Jesse Iwuji, a personal friend of Ashley’s, is an American professional NASCAR driver, who competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Reaume Brothers Racing and in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the No. 13 Toyota Supra for MBM Motorsports. Ashley and Iwuji met while doing events for the United States Navy Exchange and Navy Entertainment supporting American troops and their families serving abroad.

“I’m so happy for Jared and what he’s done in his music career,” Iwuji said. “I met him in 2019 during a tour of appearances we did at multiple US Navy bases and learned how both of our lives both had similar type journeys – chasing our dreams in worlds most would say we could never make it in. He became a country singer and I became a NASCAR driver, all after serving our country in the Navy. His new single will be at the top of my playlist I listen to before my next NASCAR race!”

The single title will be featured on the side of Iwuji’s car on September 25th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the South Point 400. Fans around the world will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind release!

For more information, visit www.JaredAshley.com.

Stream/Buy “Stained” at smarturl.it/jaredashley
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NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji & Jared Ashley

About Jared Ashley:
Born in Hobbs, NM, near the oil fields on the Texas-New Mexico border, Ashley relocated to Newnan, GA with his dad as a small child. Inspired by the revitalization of country music in the early ’90s by artists like Travis Tritt and fellow Newnan native Alan Jackson, Jared came to claim country music as his own. After high school, Jared joined the Navy, serving four years aboard the USS Independence and USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carriers. He spent much of that time stationed in Yokosuka, Japan while also serving two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf. Jared moved to Nashville the following year, assembling a band nearly as soon as he arrived. His talents quickly landed him the coveted weekend gig at the world-famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on lower Broadway. The gigs at Tootsie proved to be a tremendous break for Jared, giving him the opportunity to meet and impress numerous Music Row executives at his shows and make his first foray into the recording studio. It was there that Jared also met the booking agent who began to mold Jared into the road warrior he has become.

After placing fifth on Season Four of “Nashville Star” in 2006, Jared used the exposure to further his ability to tour and build a fanbase as a live artist, even without the benefit of a record deal. More confident with his abilities to write songs as well as spot the special ones from other writers in the Nashville community, Ashley headed into the studio in 2010 with co-producer Bobby Terry to create an album for his fans. The music also brought Jared to the attention of Blaster Entertainment, a multi-faceted Ohio-based entertainment company. Jared was soon signed for management representation, and it was an easy decision for both parties to sign him to a record deal when the company’s Blaster Records division launched a full Nashville operation in 2012 behind the release of albums by Hank Williams, Jr. and Aaron Lewis.

Ashley will continue to tour and release new music. Visit www.jaredashley.com and follow on social media for the latest information.

SAMBALATTE CELEBRATING 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS COFFEE LOUNGE AND ESPRESSO BAR

 

SAMBALATTE CELEBRATING 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS COFFEE LOUNGE AND ESPRESSO BAR

National Coffee Day is Sept. 29 – Debuts Coffee Academy in October

 

Our stores in Las Vegas (Boca Park Fashion Village and Jones/215)  are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. Sambalatte is proud to promote their partnership with coffee producers to source beans directly, from farm to cup.  “We are thrilled to announce the celebration of 10th anniversary”, said Luiz Oliveira, Founder of Sambalatte. “It has been a caffeinated journey, looking forward to continuing serving some beautiful and delicious coffee for the Las Vegas community for the next 10 years”.

Sambalatte’s Master Roaster /QGrader, has created two unique blends to celebrate this special month:

Samba Poesia

The newest addition to Sambalatte’s collection of exquisite coffee features a blend of beans from Fazenda Guariroba- Brazil, and a micro lot from Honduras. Both come from a high elevation, were hand-picked, and naturally harvest. Together these beans create a unique mix of flavors you’ll never forget.

 

Espresso Urbano

Introducing a Special Black Label Blend created for our 10th Anniversary, this espresso can be sipped and savored with your favorite milk, or just as it is. You’re sure to enjoy it is beautiful crema with a smooth & delicious finish. A blend of Congo, Honduras, and Brazil.

 

We have created a campaign to celebrate our anniversary for the next three weeks. We have created some delicious and healthy selection “Sips of Celebration

Sips of Celebration drinks:

Sambalatte Celebrating 10th Anniversary

 

Week 2
September 13th-19th
All Brazilian Coffee Bags Only 12oz
$10.10 + taxes

 

September 18th
Our actual anniversary day
Drip Coffee – Samba Nova
(it excludes pour over)
$1.10 + taxes
Free Muffins till supplies last

 

Week 3
September 20th-26th
Any Iced Tea $1.10 (no refills)

 

National Coffee Day

Tuesday, September 29th
Half Price Coffee All Day
Excludes extra shot, alternative milk, extra size, syrups, sauces, etc…

 

 

 

ABOUT SAMBALATTE: 
Sambalatte Torrefazione coffee lounge and espresso bar is known for offering seven processes of brewing coffee including French press, vacuum brew, Chemex pot and aero press. Along with iced coffees, its menu includes healthy choices such as salads and sandwiches as well as pastries, teas and smoothies. With four locations including downtown, northwest and southwest, each store offers unique areas including outdoor patio seating. Its Boca Park location is two-story café with a quiet loft upstairs. Entertainment is featured in several of its stores. There are rechargeable Wi-Fi stations, reading library and art with free parking available at its northwest, southwest and The Smith Center locations.  For more information, visit, sambalatte.com or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sambalatte and follow on Instagram and Twitter @Sambalatte.

 

Silverton Casino Hotel Announces October Dining Listing

 

Silverton Casino Hotel Announces
October Dining Listing

Silverton Casino Hotel is the perfect place for delicious food and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. For more information on dining options at Silverton Casino Hotel please visit www.silvertoncasino.com. 

 

Mermaid Lounge:

Football Specials 
Date: Available During Pro Football Games
Cost: Starting at $4
Info:
Join us at Mermaid Lounge during the 2020 Pro Football games for unmatched football specials. Indulge in a $20 bucket of Miller Lite, our fan-favorite Pub Burger, and other delicious specials starting at $4.  Limited seating available.

 

 

Sundance Grill:
Wolf-It-Down Bottomless Pasta
Date: Sundays in October
Time:
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
Cost: $12.99
Info:
We’re celebrating National Pasta Month and offering guests bottomless spaghetti and meatballs and a non-alcoholic drink at Sundance Grill Sundays in October for only $12.99.

 

Freaky Family Feast 
Date: Mondays in October
Cost: $45
Info:
Mondays in October, Sundance Grill is offering a grab-n-go to feed the whole family.  Enjoy Caesar salad, Chicken Piccata, Linguini, Homemade Meatball & Penne Bake, Broccolini with Shaved Garlic and Parmesan, as well as Garlic Bread for a family of four, all for only $45.

 

Lucky 13 Menu 
Date:
Tuesday – Friday
Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.  
Cost: $13.99
Info:
Sundance Grill is offering $13.99 entrees Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.  The choice of entrees is spaghetti and meatballs, fisherman’s platter, ½ turkey and avocado club, rib basket, classic cheeseburger, chicken fingers and rib basket, linguine alfredo, ½ Italian sub sandwich.  All entrees include a choice of soup or salad, a non-alcoholic beverage, and a slice of cherry or apple pie.

   

 

About Silverton Casino Hotel

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 Sundance Grill,  Mi Casa Grill Cantina, WuHu Noodle, Mermaid Lounge, 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 1,100 slot machines and 23 table games. 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.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Voted Best Helicopter Tour By USA Today’s 10best Readers’ Choice

 

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter flying over Lake Mead.
(Photo Courtesy of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters)

PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS VOTED
#1 HELICOPTER TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
BY

 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters received the No. 1 ranking in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Helicopter Tour in North America. A panel of industry experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees and then top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

“We are incredibly honored to hold the title of the Best Helicopter Tour company in North America. It’s a testament to our team’s continuous commitment to providing award-winning experiences for our guests in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and beyond,” says Brenda Halvorson, chief executive officer, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

This award represents the most recent accolade received by Papillon, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company. Earlier this year, Papillon received two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Initiated in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program.

Prior to that, Papillon’s safety management system obtained full Stage Three registration with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), granted by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). IS-BAO Stage Three represents the highest level of compliance with IBAC’s standard of best practices for aviation operations. IBAC granted Papillon the prestigious designation following an extensive, multi-year audit of its safety practices, safety reporting, dedication to ongoing improvement and overall safety-oriented company culture. No other aerial tour company serving Las Vegas or the Grand Canyon has obtained IS-BAO Stage Three designation.

ABOUT PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) Grand Canyon Helicopters is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with over 450,000 passengers served annually on more than 50 state-of-the-art, quiet helicopters and airplanes. Papillon is the only helicopter tour company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or call (702) 736-7243 and follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon).

UNLV Athletics Invites Fans To Compete In Virtual Rebel Field Day

UNLV ATHLETICS INVITES FANS TO COMPETE IN VIRTUAL REBEL FIELD DAY

@UNLVAthletics  |  Virtual Rebel Field Day Info Page

 

 On Saturday, September 26, Rebel fans will have the opportunity to compete for personalized Nike football jerseys during Rebel Field Day, UNLV Athletics’ unique virtual competition consisting of 20 challenges.

 

The various challenges will be revealed by UNLV student-athletes on social media on Friday, September 25 at 12 p.m. Participants will have all day Saturday, September 26 and until Sunday, September 27 at 12 p.m. to complete and post recordings of their challenges on Twitter. Winners will be announced on Monday, September 28.

 

“In the absence of attending live sporting events, we wanted to provide fans the opportunity to channel their competitive spirit,” said Megan Caligiuri, Senior Associate A.D. for External Operations. “While our student-athletes are hard at work preparing for the resumption of play, we know our fans are equally eager to be back on game day cheering on the Rebels.”

 

Teams may consist of up to five people, and can be registered here for free. Those without a team, but interested in competing may sign up as a free agent and will be assigned to a team.

 

The following prizes will be awarded based off total team points:

  • 1st Place Team: Personalized Nike Football Jerseys
  • 2nd Place Team: Personalized Nike Baseball Jerseys
  • 3rd Place Team: Personalized Nike Hats

 

Here’s how it works:

  • UNLV Athletics will post a series of video challenges on Friday, September 25 for fans to complete. Fans will then have all day Saturday, September 26 and until 12 p.m. on Sunday, September 27 to complete the challenges.
  • Fans must record themselves completing each challenge and post the video to Twitter and include their team name, tag @UNLVAthletics, and use the hashtag #RebelFieldDay.
  • Teams will receive 1 point for each team member that completes a challenge.
  • Teams will also receive 1 point for every team member wearing UNLV Gear.
  • ½ bonus point will be awarded if 3 or more members on each team complete each challenge.
  • 1 bonus point will be awarded if all 5 members on each team complete each challenge.

 

Keep a lookout on UNLV Athletics’ social media channels as hints will be dropped about the challenges leading up to the event.

 

Winners will be announced on Twitter via @UNLVAthletics and contacted by email. Click here for more information about Rebel Field Day.

Latest News From The LINQ Promenade – Fall 2020

Visitors walk through The LINQ Promenade’s open-air district.
(Photo Courtesy of The LINQ Promenade) 

LATEST NEWS FROM THE LINQ PROMENADE – FALL 2020

As temperatures cool down, Las Vegas’ remarkable fall weather can be enjoyed at The LINQ Promenade’s open-air district. With ample room for safe social distancing, visitors can enjoy numerous outdoor dining and entertainment options, along with plentiful retail in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Promenade’s signature attractions are also open, including High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and FLY LINQ, the Strip’s first and only zipline.

For Las Vegas sports fans unable to cheer on their favorite teams in person this fall, The LINQ Promenade also provides visitors with fun, safe alternatives to crowded gatherings at stadiums. With a roster of large, spacious restaurants boasting outdoor patios, guests can cheer on their favorite teams while enjoying food and drink specials served on game days.

NEW HIGH ROLLER PROMOTIONS:
First Responders Promotion: With proof of valid credentials, first responders can receive $10 daytime tickets to High Roller through November 30.

Teachers Promotion: With proof of a valid teacher ID, teachers can receive $10 daytime tickets to High Roller through November 30.

FALL OPERATING HOURS:

High Roller Hours:
Beginning Sept. 13, rides will take place Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. (anytime tickets); Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. (daytime tickets) and 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. (anytime tickets).

FLY LINQ Zipline: While seated forward, guests can travel 1,121 feet over The LINQ Promenade on FLY LINQ Zipline. Extended hours are now Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

GAME DAY SPECIALS:
ICEBAR: Featuring large screens broadcasting hockey games, a patio and an interactive goalie ice sculpture, ICEBAR provides the perfect place to celebrate hockey in Las Vegas this playoff season. Serving beverages in glasses made entirely of ice, the unforgettable frozen attraction is the chillest place to catch a game. ICEBAR is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails: Playing every game, every day, ameriCAN features all sports streaming packages, including sports unavailable on TV. To celebrate the inaugural football season in Las Vegas, ameriCAN will also conduct raffles and beer bucket specials during games.

With a spacious outdoor patio open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight, guests can enjoy numerous drink specials including:

  • $3 Coors Light and Miller Lite
  • $4 Modelo drafts
  • $15 beer buckets
  • $20 Truly Hard Seltzer buckets

Favorite Bistro: This sports season, enjoy five beers for $20 with Favorite Bistro’s buckets of beer special—whether indoors or on the outdoor patio. At this elegant 2,500-square-foot venue, guests can savor Favorite Bistro’s French cuisine with American flair while watching their favorite teams on large, high-definition TVs throughout the restaurant. Favorite Bistro is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Haute Doggery: On game days, guests receive a complimentary drink, including house wine, well drinks and draft beer, with the purchase of an entrée. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Off The Strip Bistro + Bar: Guests will enjoy watching their team play from the spacious patio featuring multiple flatscreen TVs. For $30, they can sip on six bottled beers of their choice with the “pick six” drink special. During football games, guests can also savor Off The Strip’s dining specials including:

  • Meatball Sliders: Three sliders featuring homemade meatballs topped with secret marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for $14.
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders: BBQ pulled pork topped with homemade coleslaw for $14.
  • Chicken Wings: Traditional deep-fried wings with Al’s secret spice for $15.
  • Onion Rings: Fried to golden perfection, served with a side of cheddar cheese dipping sauce for $12.

Off The Strip Bistro + Bar is open Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza: On game days, guests receive a complimentary drink, including house wine, well drinks and draft beer, with the purchase of an entrée. Guests can dine outside on the 1,200-square-foot patio or catch games inside on the bar TVs. Open Monday through Thursday from 12 to 11 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Virgil’s Real BBQ: Virgil’s Real BBQ boasts 12 TVs throughout its two-story dining area, ideal for watching hockey or football games with friends and family. For added space, guests can enjoy patio dining on both levels or grab late-night food to-go at the grab ‘n’ go window Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to closing. Virgil’s is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Yard House: With two levels of dining space and large TV screens throughout the restaurant, Yard House offers the ideal space to watch games and enjoy food and drink specials. Dine-in customers can enjoy happy hour specials every Monday night during football season. From kickoff to the final play, guests receive half off all pizzas and select appetizers. Drink specials include $2 off beer, wine, cocktails and spirits. For to-go, savor the tailgate takeout pack including chicken nachos, 10 wings and two pizzas. Yard House is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery: More than a pub and sports bar, Tilted Kilt offers a festive, modernized, Celtic-themed environment to watch fall sports and hang out with friends. This season, guests can enjoy food and drink specials including $2 off all appetizers, $30 domestic beer buckets, $35 imported beer buckets and Tilted Kilt’s 777 specials:

  • $7 domestic drafts
  • $7 Patron Tequila, Jameson Whiskey or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky shots
  • $7 Bloody Marys with Tito’s Handmade Vodka

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTE:
The LINQ Promenade has implemented Caesars Entertainment, Inc.’s (“Caesars”) new health and safety protocols, which enhance its existing plans and practices in these areas. All Caesars properties are focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and continue to work to create an environment with high standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices. Among the enhanced health and safety protocols include more frequent cleaning and sanitization. Caesars has also implemented a health screening program for all employees. Team members and guests are required to wear masks, which the Company makes available, at all Caesars properties.

ABOUT THE LINQ PROMENADE
The LINQ Promenade is the world-renowned, award-winning open-air district featuring more than 30 unique entertainment, retail and dining experiences with more to open in 2019. The LINQ Promenade also plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and parades throughout the year. Home to High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and FLY LINQ, the only zipline in the world to offer riders 2 ways to fly simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines: seated frontward or backward. With the addition of the only zipline on the Strip, The LINQ Promenade is now the center for world-class attractions. High Roller quickly emerged as an instantly recognizable part of the already-iconic Las Vegas skyline and consistently ranks as one of the best, “must see” attractions by media outlets and websites around the world, ranging from Travel + Leisure to USA Today and Trip Advisor. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive 30-minute experience 550 feet in the air. For more information, go to TheLINQ.com  Find @LINQPromenade on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. (Hashtags: #LINQLife, #RevolveVegas, #HighRollerVegas)

BJ Thomas’ “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” Celebrates 45th Anniversary

B.J. Thomas’ “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Four-time Grammy award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, B.J. Thomas is celebrating the 45th anniversary of his classic number one hit “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.” Written by Larry Butler and Chips Moman, B.J. Thomas reached the top of the Billboard charts in 1975 and was ranked the Number 17 top song for 1975, winning a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1976. The single, just as relevant and catchy in the 1970s as it is today, invites listeners into a world where love leaves one lonely and the only thing that heals is the sweet simple melodies of a song.

“(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” was the last song we recorded for the “Reunion” album and I am so glad it was included. It was produced by Chips Moman and the Memphis Boys and is the longest title to top the Hot 100 charts. Thanks for the #1!”

Originally entering the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975, “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” ended up becoming B.J. Thomas’ second #1 hit. After reaching the top of Billboard’s Easy Listening chart, this classic single solidified B.J. Thomas’ place in not only country music, but Pop music as well. Some songs come along that slow time down to speak to the heart. This single shoots through the origins of time to deliver craft and conviction along with a feel-good intention.

To keep up with everything BJ Thomas, follow his socials linked below and visit HERE.

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About B.J. Thomas:
Four-time Grammy award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, B.J. Thomas has sold over 70 million albums worldwide with a total of 8 #1 hits and 26 Top 10 singles throughout his 50 years in the music industry. As one of Billboard’s Top 50 Most Played Artists Over The Past 50 Years, B.J. Thomas’ hits include “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Hooked On A Feeling,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love” and “New Looks From An Old Lover.”

Silverton Casino Hotel Introduces New Gaming Promotions for October

Silverton Casino Hotel Introduces New Gaming Promotions for October

Silverton Casino helps Rewards Club members get lucky with these gaming promotions.

New Silverton Rewards Club Members Program
Info: All new Silverton Rewards Club members will receive a half-off dining offer and a free gift when signing up for the Rewards Club and will begin participating in the new sign-up program.   All new Silverton Rewards Club members may receive up to $100 in free slot play based on the points earned on their first visit. See Silverton Rewards Club for complete rules and details.

 

Shocking Swipe N’ Win Kiosk Game
Date:  Fridays & Saturdays in October
Info:  Silverton Rewards Club members who visit on Fridays and Saturdays in October can earn 100 points to swipe for a chance to win $1,000 cash as well as other great prizes.  Silverton Rewards Club Members swipe their Silverton Rewards Club card at the kiosk to redeem their prize.

 

Mummy Money Drawing
Date: Saturday, October 31
Time: Drawings at 7 p.m.
Info: Silverton Rewards Club members may earn 50 points per drawing entry with 10X entries on Sundays. Five winners will be selected to play an interactive game for a chance to win up to $10,000 cash.

 

Earn & Win Laundry Sorter
Dates: October 5, 2020 – October 24, 2020
Info: Silverton Rewards Club members who earn 2,000 points on each participating date may redeem those points for a Laundry Sorter. Players may swipe their Silverton Rewards card at any kiosk to redeem a voucher, limit one per person per promotion period.

 

Senior Mondays
Dates: Every Monday
Info: The Fab Fifty 50+ Senior Mondays promotion has all-new ways for seniors to take advantage of the many rewards there are for being a Silverton Rewards Club member. All Gold, Platinum and Diamond members age 50 and better will receive half off one entrée at Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Sundance Grill, or Wuhu Noodle.  Silverton Rewards Club members may receive up to $100 free slot play in the weekly swipe n’ win game on the kiosk.  **Guests must swipe at the Redemption Kiosk to receive the 50% off coupon to present to the server. Silver card members may earn 25 points to participate in dining offer.  Guests may print the voucher at the kiosk after points are earned.

 

 

 

 

*Must be 21 years or older to participate. Management reserves all rights. Silverton encourages responsible gaming. For help and information on problem gaming please call the 24-hour Problem Gamblers Help Line at 1-800-522-4700.

 

ABOUT SILVERTON CASINO HOTEL

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 Sundance Grill, Mermaid Lounge, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, WuHu Noodle, 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 1,100 slot machines and 23 table games. 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.

AN EPIC PERFORMANCE FEATURING ALL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES TO OPEN THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

AN EPIC PERFORMANCE FEATURING ALL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEES LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, LUKE COMBS,
THOMAS RHETT AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TO OPEN THE
“55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON CBS

CeCe Winans Added as Presenter

 

Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today announced this year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will kick off the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ with a can’t-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits. Multiplatinum-selling artist CeCe Winans has been added as presenter. The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville, will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.


For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban with P!NK, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood. Joining the all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.

For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Blacksford RV Rental Company Opens Las Vegas Location – Get Out And See The West

Blacksford RV Rental Company Opens Las Vegas Location 

Blacksford is a new recreational vehicle rental business offering fully-stocked Mercedes-Benz Sprinter overland adventure vehicles from Winnebago with an all-inclusive pricing model that includes unlimited miles, no generator fees, bedding, bath, and kitchen supplies, free Wi-Fi, a free annual pass to national parks, and 24-hour roadside assistance. The company now has a Las Vegas location. Founded by tech entrepreneur Jonathan Distad, Blacksford also curates road trip experiences by connecting travelers with vetted campsites, guides, and other hand-picked attractions. In addition to daily and weekly rentals, Blacksford offers multi-month mini leases for those who want to truly experience van life. Rental prices start at $199 per day. For more info, visit https://www.blacksford.com/ or call (406) 384-6758.  Facebook  Instagram

“In Las Vegas, we have our full fleet of Revels, Solis, Vita and Views and are located across the McCarran Car Rental facility through an agreement with AVR car rental,” said Distad.  “We also have a local delivery option at 500 Pilot Road, Suite F, Las Vegas.”

Currently available at airports in Las Vegas, NV and Bozeman, MT, Blacksford has plans in place to expand into a dozen or more airports over the next two years, including Denver International Airport in March 2021. Blacksford RVs can be booked via Outdoorsy, the #1 most trusted RV rental marketplace in the world.

“From the seamless online experience to our fully-stocked vehicles and all-inclusive prices, this is what the RV rental process should be like,” said Distad. “We greet you at your airport gate, load your bags, onboard you virtually so you don’t have to spend hours getting to know your RV, and offer 24-hour roadside assistance.”

About Blacksford: Blacksford offers brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter overland adventure vehicles from Winnebago.  We allow you to either choose your own adventure with one of our vehicles or we can curate your experience with GuidePost by Blacksford. We help connect you with campsites, guides, and other handpicked experiences that make your adventure amazing.  We have locations in Bozeman, Montana and Las Vegas, Nevada. We offer an all-inclusive experience so you don’t have to worry about all the bits of camping and adventuring – we will even provision your vehicle prior to arrival. https://www.blacksford.com/

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Pandemic Forces Reduction In Work Hours For 46 Staff Members

PANDEMIC FORCES UNLV ATHLETICS TO REDUCE WORK HOURS FOR 46 STAFF MEMBERS

 

UNLV Athletics announced today a reduction in work hours for 46 staff members due to the pandemic’s impact on live events and the postponement of fall sports. 

 

With no ongoing events at the Thomas & Mack Center along with the closing of Sam Boyd Stadium, the 46 employees whose primary responsibilities involve live events or to coordinate travel, and their core functions do not directly impact the student-athlete experience or their well-being, will have their work hours reduced with an ability to retain benefits. 

 

“The pandemic has created real financial challenges for UNLV Athletics and the Thomas & Mack Center and it is with deep regret that we have had to make these difficult decisions,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We have worked diligently on a compassionate pathway that does not eliminate jobs. 

 

“While mitigating our financial challenges our primary goals have been to protect student-athlete scholarships, sports programs and jobs to the best of our abilities. Our hope is to bring staff members back to full-time status once live events begin to return.”

 

The reductions have a projected savings of $1.2 million. UNLV Athletics cut 15 percent from its operating budget earlier this year and has not filled 15 vacant positions. 

WELTERWEIGHT GRUDGE MATCH BETWEEN (#2) COLBY COVINGTON AND (#5) TYRON WOODLEY AT UFC® APEX

WELTERWEIGHT GRUDGE MATCH BETWEEN
(#2) COLBY COVINGTON AND (#5) TYRON WOODLEY
AT UFC® APEX

FEATURED BOUTS:
DONALD CERRONE vs. NIKO PRICE
(#11) JOHNNY WALKER vs. (#12) RYAN SPANN

 

UFC® will close out its latest string of events at UFC APEX with a heated welterweight clash that will see former interim champion and No. 2 ranked contender Colby Covington take on former champion and No. 5 Tyron Woodley. In another thrilling welterweight bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, long-time UFC fan favorite Donald Cerrone faces fellow finisher Niko Price.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: COVINGTON vs. WOODLEY will take place Saturday, September 19 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

 

Covington (15-2, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) aims to get the last laugh after trading numerous verbal barbs with his former training partner, Woodley. A NCAA Division I wrestler who pushes a relentless pace, Covington has delivered memorable victories against former UFC champions Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos, as well as perennial contender Demian Maia. Covington now hopes to add yet another former UFC titleholder to his hit list to once again secure a shot at the championship.

 

Woodley (19-5-1, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.), who held the belt for almost three years, will go down as one of the most dominant titleholders in UFC welterweight history. After dethroning Robbie Lawler via first-round knockout, Woodley netted memorable title defenses against Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia and Darren Till. Woodley now plans to put his most heated rivalry to bed by delivering another sensational knockout win.

 

Cerrone (36-15 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.), the UFC recordholder for most wins (23) and finishes (16), has long been dazzling fans with spectacular performances inside the Octagon. Throughout his legendary career, he has secured highlight-reel finishes against Matt Brown, Rick Story, Jim Miller and Edson Barboza. Cerrone will now make his record 36th UFC appearance and aims to deliver another vintage ”Cowboy” performance against one of the division’s most dynamic finishers.

 

Among the most exciting athletes in the welterweight division, Price (14-5 1NC, fighting out of Cape Coral, Fla.) now looks to capitalize on the biggest moment of his career. Price has won over fans since joining the UFC roster in late 2016 with jaw-dropping knockout victories against James Vick, Tim Means, Randy Brown and Alan Jouban. Price now hopes to earn his most important win yet by taking out a legend in his first UFC co-main event appearance.

 

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Khamzat Chimaev (8-0, fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden by way of Chechnya, Russia) aims to continue his incredible streak against tough veteran Gerald Meerschaert (31-13, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.)
  • In an exciting battle of light heavyweight contenders, No. 11 ranked Johnny Walker (17-5, fighting out of Montreal, Que., Canada by way of Rio das Ostras, Brazil) locks horns with surging No. 12 Ryan Spann (20-5, fighting out of Beaumont, Texas)
  • Entertaining grapplers meet when Mackenzie Dern (8-1, fighting out of Long Beach, Calif.) takes on Randa Markos (10-9-1, fighting out of Windsor, Ont., Canada)
  • Rising middleweights collide when Kevin Holland (19-5, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) meets Darren Stewart (12-5 1NC, fighting out of London, England)
  • Mirsad Bektic (13-3, fighting out of Montreal, Que., Canada) faces Eduardo Garagorri (13-1, fighting out of Rivera, Uruguay) in an exciting featherweight bout
  • Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner Mayra Bueno Silva (6-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) goes for another slick submission when she meets Mara Romero Borella (12-8, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Ponte dell’Olio, Italy)
  • Jordan Espinosa (15-7 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) hopes to build off the momentum of his recent victory when he squares off with streaking David Dvorak (17-3, fighting out of Horice, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic)
  • Jessica-Rose Clark (9-6 1NC, fighting out of Innisfail, Australia) aims to return to her winning ways against Dana White’s Contender Series signee Sarah Alpar (9-4, fighting out of Edmond, Okla.)
  • Journey Newson (9-2 1NC, fighting out of Portland, Ore.) takes on Randy Costa (5-1, fighting out of Taunton, Mass.) in an entertaining bantamweight bout
  • Andre Ewell (16-6, fighting out of Riverside, Calif.) squares off with Irwin Rivera (10-5, fighting out of Hudson Valley, N.Y. by way of Mexico City, Mexico) in a clash of bantamweight hopefuls
  • Darrick Minner (24-12, fighting out of Nebraska City, Neb.) goes for his first UFC win against recent Dana White’s Contender Series signee TJ Laramie (12-3, fighting out of Windsor, Ont., Canada)

 

Visit the UFC.com for information and content to support your UFC coverage.

About UFC®
UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 102 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 175 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 65 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

 

About ESPN+
ESPN+ is the industry-leading sports streaming service from Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown to 8.5 million subscribers, offering fans in the U.S. thousands of live sports events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, as well as premium editorial content.

 

Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $5.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) at ESPNplus.comESPN.com or on the ESPN App (mobile and connected devices). It is also available as part of The Disney Bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu (ad-supported) — all for just $12.99/month.

 

About ESPN
ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment enterprise, features more than 50 assets – nine U.S. television networks, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN International, ESPN The Magazine and more.  ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20 percent by Hearst.

Rail Explorers Division Manager Leslie Roszyk-Stephenson Receives Prestigious Award From Boulder City Chamber of Commerce

 

Pictured: Leslie Roszyk-Stephenson, Division Manager, Rail Explorers USA.
(Photo Courtesy of Rail Explorers USA)

RAIL EXPLORERS DIVISION MANAGER LESLIE ROSZYK-STEPHENSON RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS GOLDIE BEGLEY AWARD FROM BOULDER CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

Rail Explorers Division Manager Leslie Roszyk-Stephenson has been awarded the Goldie Begley annual award for 2020 by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. Each year, this honor goes to an employee in the Boulder City, Nevada business world who energetically goes above and beyond their role while inspiring others to succeed. With social distancing in mind, Roszyk-Stephenson was presented her award outdoors at Rail Explorers by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce CEO Jill Lagan and other chamber executives.

“It is incredibly gratifying to win such a prestigious award and I am extremely humbled,” said Roszyk-Stephenson. “I have enjoyed every minute meeting members of our community and working with our outstanding team at Rail Explorers.”

ABOUT RAIL EXPLORERS
Just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip is an exhilarating four-mile downhill ride where guests can experience the beauty of the Nevada desert, the River Mountains and the Eldorado Valley on a 1.5 hour scenic journey through Boulder City, Nevada. Adventurers of all ages ride the rails on custom-built bikes with stops at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and Railroad Pass. For more information about Rail Explorers visit www.railexplorers.net or call (877) 833-8588. Rail Explorers also operates in Rhode Island and The Catskills.

Jim Brickman To Support Local Theatres With Groundbreaking ‘Comfort & Joy At Home 2020’ Live Virtual Tour!

JIM BRICKMAN SUPPORTS LOCAL THEATRES WITH GROUNDBREAKING COMFORT & JOY AT HOME 2020 VIRTUAL LIVE TOUR!

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Jim Brickman is supporting venues across the US with exclusive virtual concerts complete with Interactive Zoom Rooms, Meet & Greets and Christmas Gifts delivered to your door

Grammy-Nominated Songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by storm this holiday season with ‘Comfort & Joy at Home 2020’ Virtual Tour. A portion of each ticket purchased to this LIVE event will benefit theatres across the US. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home while supporting their local venue during this challenging time.

Brickman will bring the LIVE concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols, with his own hit songs, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” Brickman will warm the hearts of all as sweet sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night.

Jim Brickman’s Christmas tradition continues, with a front-row experience like never before.

“Brickman makes magical music and evokes warm sentiments”
– Billboard Magazine

“Be prepared for “a warm and wonderful, winter’s night” “brimming with emotion…a Christmas tradition!”
– Dallas Morning News

‘Comfort and Joy at Home’ tickets prices $125, $75, $40 includes interactive Zoom room, meet & greets, and a stocking of gifts delivered to your door.

Available for purchase HERE.
11/29 Lincoln, NE 3pm CT Lied Center for the Performing Arts
11/29 Honolulu, HI 4pm HST KSSK Radio
12/2 Baton Rouge, LA 7pm CT Manship Theatre
12/3 Sarasota, FL 7pm ET Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
12/3 Lubbock, TX 9pm CT Broadway in Lubbock
12/3 Colorado Springs, CO 8pm MT Broadway in Colorado Springs
12/4 Naperville, IL 7pm CT Wentz Concert Hall
12/4 Spokane, WA 7:30pm PT First Interstate Center for the Arts
12/5 South Bend, IN 4pm ET Broadway in South Bend
12/5 Toledo, OH 4pm ET Broadway in Toledo
12/5 Cleveland, OH 8pm ET Playhouse Square

12/5 South Bend, IN 4pm ET Broadway in South Bend
12/5 Toledo, OH 4pm ET Broadway in Toledo
12/5 Cleveland, OH 8pm ET Playhouse Square
12/5 Peoria, IL 3pm ET Broadway in Peoria
12/6 Frederick, MD 4pm ET Weinberg Center for the Arts
12/6 Milwaukee, MN 3pm CT Marcus Performing Arts Center
12/6 Memphis, TN  6pm CT Orpheum Theatre
12/6 Lexington, KY 7pm ET Lexington Opera House
12/8 Huntsville, AL 7pm CT Von Braun Center
12/10 Rochester, NY 7pm ET RBLT’s Auditorium Theatre
12/10 Louisville, KY 7pm ET Kentucky Center for the Arts
12/10 Campbell, CA 7pm PT Heritage Theater
12/10 Vacaville, CA 7pm PT Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre
12/10 Downey, CA 7pm PT Downey Civic Theatre
12/10 San Ramon, CA 7pm PT San Ramon Performing Arts Center
12/11 Cedar Rapids, IA 7pm CT Paramount Theatre
12/11 Minneapolis, MN 9pm CT Hennepin Theatre Trust
12/12 Hartford, CT 7pm ET The Bushnell Performing Arts Center
12/12 Brickman Holiday Party 10pm ET
12/13 Wichita, KS 4pm CT Orpheum Theatre
12/13 Springfield, MO 7pm CT Gillioz Theatre
12/15 Syracuse, NY 7pm ET The OnCenter
12/15 Eugene, OR 7pm PT Broadway in Eugene
12/15 Riverside, CA 7pm PT Broadway in Riverside
12/15 Santa Barbara, CA 7pm PT Broadway in Santa Barbara
12/15 Thousand Oaks, CA 7pm PT Broadway in Thousand Oaks
12/16 St Louis, MO 7pm CT Touhill Performing Arts Center
12/17 Kansas City, MO 7pm CT Folly Theater
12/17 Boise, ID 8pm MT Morrison Center
12/18 Worcester, MA 7pm ET Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
12/18 Rockford, IL 9pm CT Coronado Performing Arts Center
12/19 Allentown, PA 7pm ET Allentown Symphony
12/19 Portland, OR 7pm PT Portland 5 Centers for the Arts
12/20 San Diego, CA 2pm PT Balboa Theatre
12/20 Birmingham, AL 7pm CT Lyric Theatre
12/21 Appleton, WI 7pm CT Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
12/22 Kalamazoo, MI 7pm ET Kalamazoo State Theatre
12/23 Columbus, OH  7pm ET Southern Theatre
12/23 New Haven, CT 7pm ET Shubert Theatre
12/23 Brickman Holiday Party 10pm ET

To keep up with Jim Brickman, visit his website and click the social bar linked below.

Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

About Jim Brickman:
Jim Brickman is the best-selling solo pianist of our time earning 22 Number One albums and 33 Top 20 Radio Singles in the industry bible, Billboard Magazine. He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. Brickman is one of pop music’s most fascinating success stories. He jumped from a career as a jingle writer of famous tunes for advertising to reviving the romantic standard of the popular song. His first album release was 1995’s “No Words,” and he’s gone on to sell eight million albums worldwide.

His and star-studded vocal collaborations have crossed genres to feature luminaries like, Lady Antebellum, Carly Simon,  Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, John Oates, Martina McBride, Wayne Brady, Jane Krakowski, and countless country, Broadway, pop and jazz musicians. He’s written three best-selling books, starred in five TV concert specials, and is in the 22nd season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show: “The Jim Brickman Show.” New in 2020, Brickman Bedtime Story podcast every Tuesday night can be seen on Facebook LIVE and heard on Pandora, Apple Spotify, and iHeart podcasts. A true artist that lives and breathes the music he creates; Jim Brickman is thrilled to introduce fans to a groundbreaking LIVE virtual concert experience this holiday season.

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Andrew Farriss Releases Latest Single, “All The Stars Are Mine”

Acclaimed Songwriter Andrew Farriss Releases Latest Single, All The Stars Are Mine

Single Leads up to Anticipated Fall EP Release through BMG from INXS Co-Founder

 

Gearing up for the release of his first solo EP, songwriter Andrew Farriss delivers refreshing optimism with an enchanting new single titled, “All The Stars Are Mine“. The single is the perfect representation of what Andrew’s forthcoming EP Love Makes The World mirrors. The EP, slated for release on October 2, 2020, will give listeners a unique peek into his solo efforts; a project the esteemed songwriter has been working on for more than a decade. In fact, Andrew’s debut solo album was due for release in 2020, but COVID-19 threw a curveball into those plans. Rather than sit back and wait, Andrew put plans in motion to bring forward the release of his already completed 2021 EP so he could still share music with fans who had been waiting. Farriss’s EP, Love Makes The World will be released through BMG and is available now for preorder.

Andrew is well-known and acclaimed in the music and entertainment industry. Across his career with INXS, he has shared 50 million records, Grammy nominations, and an induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. Outside of INXS, he is an Australian Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee and has written and produced songs for a plethora of Australian and international artists.

“The song has a lot of empathy,” Farriss says. “We have only got one planet; we are all going through life together. As my dad used to say; no one gets through life without help from other people. It is about how we relate to other people. What I like about the recording of ‘All The Stars Are Mine’ is that it is very open sounding, there is a fair amount of space musically. I like the ambiance of the sound of the track. You can listen to the lyrics. It is not trying too hard. I pay a lot of respect to Suze [DeMarchi], she helped me pen all of this together. It is a song I am really happy to share.”

Picking All The Stars Are Mine as the first single from his EP was an easy choice for Farriss. After recording the album and the EP, he felt like it was a natural fit for the five-track EP. Penned with Suze DeMarchi (Baby Animals) in Los Angeles, the track was recorded in Nashville at the Beaird Music Group Studios and features Andrew on slide guitar. All The Stars Are Mine is the perfect introduction to the EP Love Makes The World, which focuses on the human process and all things that are truly important in the world. It is also a release that gives a lot of insight into Andrew as a songwriter.

“I think the thing that is interesting about the EP is that the tracks don’t all sound exactly the same,” Farriss shares, “It takes you on a journey; it has its own character and style.”

For more information, please visit www.andrewfarriss.com.

About Andrew Farriss:
Andrew Farriss is a creative, versatile, award-winning artist embarking on an adventure to present his individual talents to the world. Not only did Farriss co-found the iconic INXS mentioned above, he was also the main songwriter, played the keyboard and guitar, and sang backup vocals for the band. His hard work has paid off as the group went on to be nominated for a Grammy, Brit, MTV Music, and ARIA Awards. He alone won producer of the year at the ARIA Awards and has written songs for various albums that have gone triple platinum. Native to Tamworth Australia, Farriss now splits his time between his home country and Nashville, Tennessee. Among many shows, Farris frequents the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and makes a highly anticipated yearly appearance at Tamworth’s Country Music Festival in Australia. He has toured the globe for over 50 years, impacting the world with his Americana arrangements. Nothing can stop Farris’s creativity and this album is a roadmap of the numerous feats he has achieved.

UFC AND CURE 4 THE KIDS FOUNDATION LAUNCH ONLINE 50/50 RAFFLE IN NEVADA TO RAISE FUNDS IN HONOR OF CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

UFC® AND CURE 4 THE KIDS FOUNDATION LAUNCH ONLINE 50/50 RAFFLE IN NEVADA
TO RAISE FUNDS IN HONOR OF CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Fans may Participate via UFC.Bump5050.com

Proceeds to Benefit Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

UFC® today announced a charitable partnership with the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to launch its first-ever statewide online 50/50 raffle campaign beginning Thursday, September 10, and running through Wednesday, September 30.

 

Starting today, fans ages 18 years or older who are located in Nevada at the time of purchase may buy raffle tickets online via UFC.Bump5050.com. All net proceeds will benefit the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center and facility for pediatric catastrophic disease. The Nevada Gaming Board recently approved online raffles as a new way to raise funds and awareness for charitable organizations throughout the state.

 

This collaboration, a first between UFC and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, is way to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. UFC and Cure 4 The Kids will help increase the overall awareness of the digital 50/50 raffle by promoting the initiative to UFC fans, supporters, and brand ambassadors of Nevada.

 

The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is a Nevada-based non-profit organization that is a community leader in the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood disease. Cure 4 The Kids hosts more than 22,000 patients annually, with 90% of all funds raised going directly to patient care.

 

Raffle tickets are currently available online and will continue to be sold until Wednesday, September 30. Online sales will close at 11:59 p.m. PT, with the winning ticket number scheduled to be announced on Thursday, October 1, at approximately 10 a.m. PT. Purchasers must be 18 years or older to play.

 

Raffle tickets are for sale at the following prices:

  • 5 for $10
  • 20 for $20
  • 80 for $40
  • 300 for $100

The winner of the raffle will receive 50 percent of the total 50/50 ticket sales, while the remaining 50 percent will go to the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. Once the winning ticket number has been announced and posted at both Cure 4 The Kids and UFC.Bump5050.com, the winner must contact the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to claim their prize by 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

A winning ticket may be redeemed in person at the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation office, located at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135, or via email at kiglesias@cure4thekids.org within 30 days from the date of the drawing. Winner must present the winning ticket, photo ID, and complete applicable tax information to claim the prize. Once confirmed, the winner will receive a check within 45 business days from the date the prize is claimed.

If the prize is not claimed within the allotted time frame, the remaining net proceeds will go to the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.

 

“I could not be more thrilled to have UFC, one of the world’s most iconic brands, and a business that has deep roots in Las Vegas, support the pediatric treatment and research l services we offer this community,” said Annette Logan-Parker, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “So many local companies are now understanding that we never turn a child away from treatment for financial reasons, so any financial support they provide to us stays in Nevada to helps Nevada’s children.”

 

For more information on 50/50 Raffle rules and regulations, please visit UFC.Bump5050.com.