Jared Lee “Falling Through Holes” CD Review

 

Jared Lee  “Falling Through Holes” CD  Review

Ever since Judy and I interviewed Jared Lee I have been anxiously awaiting the cd release so we could check it out. Jared was so easy-going and nice that it was kinda like talking to an old friend. His new EP is called “Falling Through Holes” and it’s a diverse collection of songs that I think most people will enjoy. I sure did. Anyone that knows me also knows that Ilisten to some pretty heavy music. But I also have an appreciation for all genres of music and this CD has songs that I consider very personal. I don’t want to get all emotional but I must say that that the songs Beautiful World (track 3) and What It Beats For (track 6) somehow describe EXACTLY how I feel about my beautiful wife of 20 years Judy. It’s not that often that songs hit me the way these two did. The song Beautiful World it could easily be “our” song and I could see Judy and I lighting a few candles, dimming the lights, and enjoying a slow romantic dance to these songs. Right babe?

OK now for the rest of the CD. When I listended to it I thought that some of the songs could have different meanings to different people. These are refreshing songs about life, love, real stuff. The title track Falling Through Holes has a nice tempo/beat and tells a real life story. I really like the guitar work at the end of the song too. Also popular It’s Over (Goodbye) was featured as a background song on American Idol along with Beautiful World. The song Hold U Down showcases Jareds vocal range and powerful voice and is also very popular. Pop song Out of Breath also has a nice flow and I feel any of the songs on this CD could be “hits”. With his talent and powerful voice watch for Jared to have a streak of popular and successful CDs.So this metalhead likes Falling Through Holes and recommends that you listen to it and find out which songs are personal to you.

Oh, and Jared remember next time your in Vegas we gotta go into the mosh pit together and cross that off your bucket list.

Click Here to view our interview with Jared Lee.

Click Here to buy or download the CD on iTunes

About Jared Lee: After a wild ride filled with a variety of unique and stirring experiences recording in studios all over the world, BMG Chrysalis Music singer/songwriter Jared Lee is ready to unveil his debut EP “Falling Through Holes”, on October 4th, 2011which was helmed by multi-platinum producer Mike K (Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield).

Jared’s initial effort showcases a collection of r&b infused pop-rock songs featuring radio-ready anthemic choruses, soaring guitars, powerful drum beats all highlighted with soulful vocals that cut right to the core.

The infectious lead single, “It’s Over (Goodbye) along with the emotionally charged “Beautiful World”, were recently featured in back to back episodes of American Idol Season 10, introducing Jared’s undeniable talents to a legion of new fans.

Further, Clear Channel Radio, a global media and entertainment powerhouse, selected Jared as an “Artist To Watch – Pop” on over 71 US Top40 radio websites in January 2011, while “It’s Over (Goodbye)” simultaneously impacts Top40 and Hot AC station playlists.

Jared’s 1st radio single “It’s Over (Goodbye) Debuted at #40 on “Adult Pop” BDS Chart August 29, 2011 and is getting spins on over 20 key HAC stations all over the country

No stranger to the stage, Jared Lee’s continues to headline venues and college campuses all over California and neighboring states with his dynamic live show and open for artists such as TRAIN, Brian Mcknight, Secondhand Serenade and many more.

As the buzz continues to build on this rising star, expect to hear a lot more about this newcomer in 2011 and beyond. To keep up with the latest news, release info, tour dates, videos, and everything else in the world of Jared Lee, visit www.jaredleemusic.com, like him on www.facebook.com/jaredleemusic and follow him at www.twitter.com/jaredleemusic.

New Security Trays at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport Save Time and Money

New Security Trays at Las Vegas-McCarran
International Airport Save Time and Money

The Airport, TSA, SecurityPoint Media, and Las Vegas-based Zappos.com
Partner for the launch of this Innovative Project

 

SecurityPoint Media, a provider of unique advertising solutions at airports across the country, has launched its SecureTray System® at security checkpoints in Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport.  Partners include the airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Alliance Airport Advertising, and Las Vegas-based Zappos.com.

 

On September 27, SecurityPoint Media crews replaced the old TSA bins with bright, new SecureTrays® that feature advertisements.  These trays provide an innovative and alternative advertising opportunity for businesses looking to reach a highly coveted demographic of frequent fliers. The sponsorship in turn provides a new revenue stream for airports, cost avoidance for the TSA and an enhanced customer service experience for passengers.

 

“We are thrilled to add McCarran International to our roster of 30 U.S. airports and look forward to delivering an end-to-end solution that will streamline and enrich the security screening process for the millions travelers that Las Vegas draws each year,” said Joseph T. Ambrefe, CEO of SecurityPoint Media. “We have a wonderful partner in Zappos.com to kick off our presence in this new market and we are excited to help them communicate their hometown pride to those visiting the wonderful city of Las Vegas with this new campaign.”

 

The program also eliminates a burden on TSA, as the organization no longer has to replace or maintain the checkpoint equipment and can focus on its number one priority: security.

 

Efficiency is improved at the TSA through the use of patented SecureCarts®, which are also provided by SecurityPoint Media as part of their agreement.  The use of carts was pioneered by the company as a way to increase efficiency and reduce worker injuries.  Early pilot testing demonstrated back injuries for TSA employees were reduced by 90 percent and wait times for travelers have been reduced by 16 percent.

 

In addition to improving efficiency and saving money, SecurityPoint offers a unique advertising solution. Zappos Brand Director, Matt Bouchard likes the way this product reaches the mobile consumer in a non-traditional manner. “This is the one place where we can capture the frequent flyer’s attention, the one place where no one will have a smart phone in their hands.”

 

“All air travelers go through airport security and this program allows Zappos.com an opportunity to engage them and add some happiness to the trip,” said Bouchard.  “We are long standing partners with SecurityPoint and it’s great to sponsor this program in our home-town airport.”

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About SecurityPoint Media: SecurityPoint Media is the leader in airport passenger security checkpoint advertising and the innovator of the SecureTray System®. This integrated system provides an end-to-end solution to improve efficiencies in the security screening process, while delivering a high-impact advertising opportunity. The innovative alternative media platform offers advertisers exclusive brand building and messaging at airports through strategically placed ads within passenger screening checkpoints. The SecureTray network is available in 30 major markets, with additional locations rolling out each month. SecureTray system has been tested and evaluated by the TSA and the National Safe Skies Alliance and validated with successful implementation and ongoing success at major U.S. airports, reaching over 1 million unique travelers per day.  www.securitypointmedia.com

 

 

 

La Isla Uniforms Donates $3,815.55 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada for Ninth Anniversary

 

La Isla Uniforms Donates $3,815.55 to
Dress for Success Southern Nevada for Ninth Anniversary

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, La Isla Uniforms donated $3,815.55 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada in honor of its Ninth Anniversary.  La Isla Uniforms celebrated its Ninth Anniversary for nine days from Aug. 26 to Sept. 3 with nine percent of its proceeds being donated to Dress for Success Southern Nevada.
 
“After celebrating our Ninth Anniversary we are honored to donate to Dress for Success Southern Nevada,” said Dimitrios Stavros, director of operations of La Isla Uniforms.  “La Isla fully stands behind Dress for Success Southern Nevada’s mission of helping disadvantaged women experience their own career successes and we could not be happier to develop this outstanding partnership.”
 
“We are grateful for La Isla Uniforms’ generous donation,” said Paige Candee, founder of Dress for Success Southern Nevada.  “As an organization that provides professional attire to disadvantaged women for job interviews and beyond, we hope to continue this natural partnership.”

 

 

La Isla Uniforms Check Presentation – Dimitrios Stavros, director of operations of La Isla Uniforms, pictured with Paula Lawrence, a board member of Dress for Success Southern Nevada.  La Isla Uniforms donated $3,815.55 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada in honor of its Ninth Anniversary.

 

About La Isla Uniforms & 5.11 Tactical
La Isla Uniforms, the largest uniform retailer in Nevada has been serving Las Vegas since August 2002.  La Isla and the 5.11 Tactical and embroidery expansion are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. La Isla Uniforms is located at 967 East Sahara Avenue and 5.11 Tactical is located in the adjacent building at 953 East Sahara Avenue, Suite B-20.  La Isla Uniforms and 5.11 Tactical carry a variety of uniforms ranging from hospitality and culinary to security and law enforcement uniforms and apparel. For more information on La Isla, visit www.laislauniformslasvegas.com, or call 702-734-7070.
 
For more information on 5.11 Tactical visit www.lasvegastactical.com or call 702-739-7070. For Las Vegas Logos and Embroidery call 740-7070.
 
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The local affiliate, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, is open on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept gently used, clean and on the hanger women’s professional attire and is now accepting volunteer applications.
www.dressforsuccess.org/southernnevada.

 

JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes November 19, 2011

 

 

Thousands Expected For The Walk to Cure Diabetes

November 19 at UNLV

 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Nevada and Jamba Juice Las Vegas President and

Chief Operating Officer Philip Patent to Chair the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes

 

More than 4,000 people representing local families, schools, corporations and organizations will be lacing up their shoes to help find a cure for diabetes. They’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The walk will take place on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus and is expected to raise more than $550,000 for diabetes research.

“Just about everyone in our community knows someone who has diabetes, whether it’s a family member, a friend, classmate or co-worker. It’s one reason we desperately need to find a cure,” said Philip Patent, president and chief operating officer of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Nevada and Jamba Juice Las Vegas and corporate walk chair of the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF.  “The Walk to Cure Diabetes is one of JDRF’s largest fundraisers and helps the organization continue to fund research to improve the lives of those with diabetes, and ultimately find a cure.”

The Walk to Cure Diabetes is a 5K (3.2 miles) walk that includes a number of water and refreshment stops as it winds through the UNLV campus. On site check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the North Field. The walk attracts a wide group of participants from across all social, economic and ethnic groups and will include children, babies in strollers, parents, teenagers and senior citizens.  Once walkers complete the route, they will be treated to food and beverages and live entertainment in the North Field area.

JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. In 2010, the walks attracted nearly 500,000 people and raised more than 86 million dollars to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 diabetes.

To register for the Walk, or to get additional information visit the JDRF website at walk.jdrf.org or call the JDRF office at 702-732-4795.

 

COMME ÇA OFFERS SPECIAL CATERING MENU FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

 

 

 

 

 

COMME ÇA OFFERS SPECIAL CATERING MENU FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

 

Comme Ca, David Myers’ bustling French brasserie at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, will bring the spirit of the holiday season to life with an array of classic French offerings for holiday parties and private events.

With striking views of the Las Vegas Strip, Comme Ça’s expansive dining room offers a stunning setting for holiday parties. The private dining room seats up to 24 guests, and the entire restaurant can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner and 400 guests for a holiday mixer.

Dining options include prix fixe menus starting at $55 per person, as well as more elaborate menus complete with holiday pairings. For a festive event, guests may opt for food stations to encourage mingling or family-style feasts to engage guests by sharing an array of Comme Ça’s selections.

Executive Chef Brian Howard has developed an assortment of holiday selections to complement parties including crispy duck confit, braised lamb shank and cinnamon pot de creme. Guests will also enjoy Comme Ça’s many favorites, including smoked salmon and steak tartare; French country salad and roasted beets; Artisan cheeses and charcuterie; chilled seafood from the raw bar including oysters, shrimp and Maine lobster; prime meats such as filet mignon and perfectly roasted chicken; caviar and pastries, and much more.

Comme Ça has an array of perfect pairings to keep the holiday cheer flowing. Patrons may enjoy their choice of cocktails, beer, house wine, soft drinks, bottled water and fruit juice with the addition of a bar package, priced by the hour. Hosts may also elect to mix up the drink offerings with a pairing of cocktails from Comme Ça’s signature prohibition-era libations, Champagne selections, dessert cocktails and more.

For more information about booking a private dining party, visit www.CommeCaRestaurant.com, or call 702.698.7910.

 

About Comme Ça
Los Angeles-based David Myers brings his bustling modern brasserie Comme Ça, the second location outside of its popular West Hollywood flagship, to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant serves up hearty brasserie classics including handcrafted cocktails. Comme Ça is situated within P3 Commons at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, an innovative neighborhood of restaurant experiences that convey the makings of the perfect dinner party. Not only welcoming and highly personal, but also spontaneous with a delightful sense of discovery, the P3 culinary collection embodies a synergistic approach to the modern face of Las Vegas dining. At Comme Ça, lunch is served daily from noon to 5 p.m. and dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Hourglass (late-night) menu is available from 11 p.m. to close nightly. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator award and was named “Best Restaurant” by 944 Magazine. Comme Ça’s famed ‘Penicillin’ was also selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven Weekly Newspaper. For reservations, call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910, or please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com for more information.

The Venetian Makes History with 2011 Meetings & Conventions Award

 

The Venetian Las Vegas has once again been honored with Meetings & Conventions magazine’s coveted Gold Platter ‘Elite’ and Gold Key ‘Elite” Awards, making history as the only Las Vegas resort to achieve this designation for five consecutive years.

 

Of the 28 resorts honored with M&C’s Gold Platter Award and 165 Gold Key Award-winners worldwide in 2011, The Venetian is one of only five properties to earn the ‘Elite’ status in both categories for 2011 as measured by total votes cast by Meetings & Conventions magazine readers.

 

Recognized as one of the world’s premier meeting and convention facilities, this also marks the twelfth consecutive year The Venetian has received the Gold Key award and the tenth consecutive year for the Gold Platter award.

 

“These ‘Elite’ awards are a true testament to our team members’ commitment to providing the best-of-the-best to each of our guests and groups,” stated Gary L. McCreary, vice president of catering and convention operations for The Venetian.  “We are privileged to have been awarded this esteemed honor for the past five years and are dedicated to continuing to set the bar for many years to come.” 

 

The Gold Key awards are based on strict criteria including staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, quality of food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, technical/support equipment and range of recreational facilities.

 

The Gold Platter awards honors the top catering departments based on excellence displayed in creativity and culinary experience. Criteria includes staff enthusiasm and professionalism, quality of food presentation, creativity of menu, originality of themed party concepts, helpfulness and budgeting considerations, excellence of staff service and dining room ambiance.

 

“By exceeding the levels of excellence set by their peers, the Gold ‘Elite’ properties greatly impressed M&C’s readers and gained the votes of the industry’s most important critics,” states Kirk Lewis, publisher of Meetings & Conventions magazine. “Knowing the overall success of an event may rely on the quality of service provided; these exceptional properties consistently rose to the occasion. The M&C staff proudly applauds the properties that have demonstrated the qualities required to achieve the Gold ‘Elite’ status.”

 

Christina Milian Celebrates the End of Summer at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Oct. 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Milian Celebrates the End of Summer
at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Oct. 15

WHAT:  Recording artist, actress and model Christina Milian will celebrate the end of another fabulous pool season at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Saturday, Oct. 15. A talented singer and actress, Christina is best known for her hit singles “AM to PM” and “Dip It Low” and leading role in “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” She is currently working on a new album and the ABC Family Original Movie “Christmas Cupid.”

Azure Luxury Pool is a pool party with panache, offering an exclusive luxury and stylish daytime experience for guests wanting the greater things in life.

WHEN:                
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

1 p.m.

WHERE:              
The Palazzo
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®
With more than 3,000 expansive suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked first among Las Vegas Hotels in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards 2010,” the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning property is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.  The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo, including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch.  The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;”  the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

 

Christina Milian Celebrates the End of Summer
at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo on Oct. 15

“JERSEY SHORE” STAR MIKE SORRENTINO TO LAUNCH “THE SITUATION” SIGNATURE COUTURE POP ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT SUGAR FACTORY

 

“JERSEY SHORE” STAR MIKE SORRENTINO TO LAUNCH “THE SITUATION” SIGNATURE COUTURE POP ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT SUGAR FACTORY AT PARIS LAS VEGAS

 

Mike Sorrentino will launch his very own Sugar Factory Couture Pop on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas. The “Jersey Shore” hunk will be in-store, celebrating the release of his design at 3 p.m., after walking the red carpet with his brand-new “blinging” accessory.

 

“I am very honored and excited to have my own Sugar Factory Couture lollipop,” says Sorrentino, “and also excited that I am the first guy with all these gorgeous ladies.

 

Sorrentino will be the first man to design a haute lollipop, joining the ranks of Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, The Pussycat Dolls and Mel B., who all have their own lines of sweet treats with the famous brand. The new lollipop’s design showcases Sorrentino’s love of his Italian heritage, featuring the red, white and green colors of the Italian national flag.

 

“The Situation” Signature Couture Pop will be available for sale starting on Saturday, Oct. 15, at all Sugar Factory retail stores, located at The Mirage, Miracle Mile inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Paris Las Vegas, and online at www.sugarfactory.com, priced at $25.

 

Sugar Factory isn’t your average sweet spot. The brand has made confections part of popular culture and has turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop collections have already hit the red carpets in the hands of celebrities at major events in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Las Vegas. Kim Kardashian, the Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears are now endorsing their very own Couture Pops, and are just part of the buzz that has made Sugar Factory a staple in such national media as People, OK!, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, NBC’s “Today Show” and more.

 

The Sugar Factory brand has become an instant hit across the country – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort and Casino, and Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sugar Factory’s flagship location and biggest store can be found at Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SugarFactory and friend on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com.

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Wins “Best Use of Twitter” and “Best In Show” in the 2011 Sherpie Awards

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Wins
“Best Use of Twitter” and “Best in Show”
in the 2011 Sherpie Awards
Awards highlight the best social media marketing in the casino industry

 

 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has won “Best Use of Twitter” and “Best in Show” in the 2011 Sherpie Awards.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas was selected as the winner in the “Best Use of Twitter” category for using Twitter to foster two-way conversations as well as a vehicle for customer service.  The property’s Twitter handle (@Cosmopolitan_LV) was praised for taking the time to respond to patrons and making followers feel appreciated and exclusive by offering “stories worth sharing” rather than a stream of self-promoting messages.  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas earned more than 9,000 followers in the six months prior to opening and more than 28,000 followers to date.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas was also selected as “Best in Show” for its overall social media efforts.  The property was celebrated for integrating a strategic plan utilizing Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, YouTube and Flickr to establish a unique, personable brand, build a positive relationship with the online community, and give the audience “stories worth sharing,” ultimately driving visits, hotel stays and advocacy.  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Facebook page gained close to 20,000 “Likes” by January 2011, Foursquare page has received more than 35,000 check-ins, and YouTube channel saw more than 250,000 views during the launch period.

The 2011 Sherpie Awards represent a partnership between Global Gaming Business Magazine and Social Sherpa, a company specializing in social media for the travel, tourism, destination and casino marketing industries.  Together, the 2011 awards team narrowed down the best of the best from more than a hundred casinos across the country.

 
 
For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv
Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitan

 About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective, situated in the heart of The Strip.  The resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized, residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a

100,000-square-foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam; three unique pool experiences at The Pool District; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, a multi-level integrated nightclub; and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic lineup of new-to-market retailers include AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6|2 Cosmetics and STITCHED. Signature restaurants include Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas hosts 40th annual Boys Nite Out event Oct. 26

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Hosts
40th Annual Boys Nite Out Event Oct. 26

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas hosts the 40thannual Boys Nite Out event on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

One evening each year at Boys Nite Out, several hundred boys from Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas are matched up with men from the community.  Together, the duos play a variety of games, enjoy a special meal and win prizes.  Many of the boys come from single-parent, disadvantaged homes, making the one-on-one attention they receive a very precious gift.  The event is free to young members of the Club as funds are raised from individual donations and corporate sponsors such as NV Energy, Credit One Bank and Verizon Wireless.  

Boys Nite Out will be held at Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club (2850 Lindell Rd.).  For more information on how to participate in the event or to become a sponsor, visit http://boysniteout2011.eventbrite.com or contact Jennifer Herzog at 702.253.2824. 

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Started in 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 14,000 youth ages 5 –18 in eight facilities throughout the Valley.  With the belief that every child has the potential to “be great”, the Clubs’ full-time professional staff emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.  For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702.367.2582 or visit bgclv.org 

Keep up with BGCLV events and news on Facebook and Twitter.

  

Celebrate National Magic Week at ILLUSIONS Starring Jan Rouven

 

Celebrate National Magic Week at ILLUSIONS Starring Jan Rouven

Mention “National Magic Week” at the FAME Theater Box Office
to Receive $15 off Ticket Price October 25-31

Master Illusionist Jan Rouven is inviting guests to celebrate National Magic Week with a $15 discount on all tickets to his show ILLUSIONS at the Clarion Hotel & Casino. Simply mention “National Magic Week” at the FAME Theater Box Office October 25-31 and receive the discount. 

National Magic Week recognizes the anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini and is held every year from October 25-31. Rouven pays tribute to Houdini every night by performing his own twist on Houdini’s classic “Water Tank” illusion.
 
“I wanted to give people a chance to experience and explore the art of magic during a week that celebrates the life and death of one of the greatest magicians known to this day,” said Rouven. “Harry Houdini is without a doubt one of the most iconic illusionists and is the inspiration behind my performance of his famous “Water Tank” illusion every night in my show. With the National Magic Week discount, I hope to share the joy of magic.”
 
ILLUSIONS features some of the most dangerous and thrilling acts known to this day, including Fire Spiker, Hand Stab and Rouven’s own devious creation – Bed of Death.
Set to current hit music such as Katy Perry’s “ET” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Rouven and his cast of five professionally trained dancers transport the audience on a journey through his illusions. The lure of danger and the penchant to create highly risky acts with a debonair charm and a handsome smile will surely be a crowd pleaser and fun for the whole family.

Water Tank – Jan Rouven pays tribute to Harry Houdini as he prepares to “dive-in” to the famous Water Tank illusion onstage at his show ILLUSIONS in Las Vegas. Show times are Thursdays – Tuesdays at 7 p.m. inside the FAME Theater at Clarion Hotel & Casino. For more info visit www.illusionsvegas.com <http://www.illusionsvegas.com> .

About Jan Rouven:
Already a star in his native Germany and Europe, Master illusionist Rouven is poised to conquer Las Vegas.  Rouven has been honored with some of the most important international awards of the entertainment industry such as the “Magician of the Year,” following magic greats David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy; “Audience Award Monte Carlo Magic Stars” presented by Princess Stephanie of Monaco; and “Entertainer of the Year” which is selected by more than 37,000 members of the biggest magic society worldwide.  Many legendary magicians have praised Rouven over the years including Siegfried and Roy who lauded, “Magic is his life.  His life is magic.  Jan Rouven brings to magic a new life!” During the past 10 years of his career, Rouven has performed to audiences of up to 20,000 people, more than three million spectators have seen him live and approximately 55 million people have been able to view his many TV appearances. For more information on Jan Rouven visit www.janrouven.com <http://www.janrouven.com> .

About ILLUSIONS:
ILLUSIONS
starring Jan Rouven features some of the most dangerous and thrilling acts and gives the audience a front-row seat into the imagination of a master illusionist. The audience has unwittingly signed on to take a journey of discovery in search of the mystery of ILLUSIONS with heart-thumping music and five dancers helping Rouven cross many boundaries. Magic, mystery and imagination, set to the current hit music such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Katy Perry’s “ET,” will transport the audience on an unforgettable journey into his world of Illusions. The seamless ride will include acts such as the Bed of Death, Fire Spiker, Hand Stab where a volunteer from the audience will play Russian roulette with a sharp knife, the Water Tank where the thrill level rises even more when the illusionist nearly drowns cuffed and chained under water and many more you just have to see to believe. The lure of danger and the penchant to create highly risky acts with a debonair charm and a handsome smile will surely be a crowd pleaser.  For more information on ILLUSIONS visit www.illusionsvegas.com <http://www.illusionsvegas.com> .

Tickets are on sale NOW starting at $49 and can be purchased by calling (702) 800-5888, online at www.illusionsvegas.com <http://www.illusionsvegas.com>  or direct through Facebook at www.facebook.com/ILLUSIONSJanRouven <http://www.facebook.com/ILLUSIONSJanRouven> . Tickets are available at the FAME Theater Box Office inside Clarion Hotel & Casino Thursdays – Tuesdays from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Clarion is located at 305 Convention Center Drive, walking distance to the north end of The Strip and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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KICK UP YOUR (HIGH) HEELS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!- Las Vegas, December 3rd

KICK UP YOUR (HIGH) HEELS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Stiletto Dash Presented By The Palazzo Las Vegas

 

WHAT:          On Sunday, December 3rd, over 500 high-heeled women will compete in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Stiletto Dash presented by The Palazzo Las Vegas to benefit a charitable organization. The exciting 50-yard dash will be hosted by a surprise celebrity judge – to be announced at a later date– and will begin inside the main doors of The Palazzo Las Vegas and finish in the casino near Bar Laguna. Attendees are encouraged to dress in fun outfits to complement their heels and will compete in multiple heats for a $5,000 first-place purse and other fabulous prizes.  A Happy Hour will also be hosted for all participants following the dash.

 

The Stiletto Dash is an official event of the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon which takes place on Sunday, December 4 with a new nighttime start along the iconic Las Vegas Strip.      

 

WHEN:          Saturday, December 3, 2011

                     5:00pm – Stiletto race begins
                     6:30 pm – Celebrity Cocktail Hour

 

WHERE:        The Palazzo Las Vegas
Main Entrance
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

TICKETS:      $100 – Entry fee includes hosted cocktail hour, silver finisher’s necklace, and gift bag.

                     A portion of entry fee proceeds will go to a charitable organization– to be announced at a later date.

Participants can register at Stripatnight.com

                      

 

About Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas
A Competitor event, the 2011 Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will take over the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, December 4th. Las Vegas Boulevard sparkle as more than 30,000 runners make their way to the finish line under the neon lights of the world famous Strip. The event features live bands at every mile,  hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis, a run through wedding chapel and kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo. In 2011, race weekend will feature the first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Stiletto Dash Presented By The Palazzo Las Vegas on Saturday night. For more information about the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, visit Stripatnight.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

 

About The Palazzo Las Vegas
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;” the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

 

SUGAR FACTORY, NEVADA CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO “TRICK OR TREAT”

 

SUGAR FACTORY, NEVADA CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO “TRICK OR TREAT”

Third Annual Event on Sunday, October 30, at Paris Las Vegas Flagship Store

Sugar Factory will sweeten up Halloween for children fighting cancer, as the brand partners with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, for the third annual year, to hold a special “Trick or Treat” event on Sunday, Oct. 30, at their flagship location inside Paris Las Vegas.

 

The famed treat shop will open its doors and candy bins to NCCF children, who will be dressed in their spooky or sweet costumes, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The children will be invited to have a magical afternoon inside the confection emporium, filling their Sugar Factory candy bags with all of the Halloween candy they could want. The event is sponsored on behalf of the Davidovici family and held in honor of Linda Leff.

 

Sugar Factory isn’t your average sweet spot. The brand has made confections part of popular culture and has turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop collections have already hit the red carpets in the hands of celebrities at major events in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Las Vegas. Kim Kardashian, the Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears are now endorsing their very own Couture Pops, and are just part of the buzz that has made Sugar Factory a staple in such national media as People, OK!, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, NBC’s “Today Show” and more.

 

The Sugar Factory brand has become an instant hit across the country – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort and Casino, and Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sugar Factory’s flagship location and biggest store can be found at Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SugarFactory and friend on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com.   

 

Paris Las Vegas brings the romance and excitement of the European City of Lights to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The passion and sophistication of Paris Las Vegas transports guests to Europe’s most romantic city. From its dramatic 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower to authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas is a romantic, exciting destination for anyone looking to get away.  The resort features elegant décor, European-inspired boutiques and a distinctive array of fine cuisine. Singer-songwriter and entertainment icon Barry Manilow performs in the Paris Théâtre as the resort’s headliner. The property boasts 181,000 square feet of convention space, 2,900 hotel rooms/suites, and an 85,000 square feet casino.  For more information visit www.parislasvegas.com. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook www.facebook.com/parisvegas and follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/parisvegas.

 

CELEBRITY HAIR GURU MICHAEL BOYCHUCK GIVES INSIGHT TO FALL HAIR TRENDS

 

 

CELEBRITY HAIR GURU MICHAEL BOYCHUCK GIVES INSIGHT TO FALL HAIR TRENDS

As the season transitions from summer to fall and the temperatures begin to cool down, Las Vegas’ leading salon owner, Michael Boychuck, predicts that fall hair colors and styles will warm the new season right back up.

“Rather than seeing ladies makeover their hair styles from summer blonde to traditional chocolate brown and auburn colors, this season they’ll be making bolder statements with mahogany and plum hues,” says the celebrity hair colorist.

Whether women choose to use these hues as subtle highlights or an all-over color, the hair extraordinaire anticipates this look will be very hot throughout the latter part of the year.

Las Vegas’ ‘mane’ man strongly encourages a good deep conditioning treatment after spending months in the harsh summer heat, especially for clients who color their tresses often.

“Chronologiste by Kerastase is a savior when it comes to reviving dry, damaged hair,” says Boychuck. “In just one treatment, my clients see dramatic results leaving with noticeably softer, shinier locks.”

As far as some of the hottest hair styles of the fall season, the salon owner of three of the nation’s most trendiest salons – COLOR inside Caesars Palace, AMP at Palms Resort & Casino and PRIMP inside Palms Place, expects braids to make a huge comeback. From fish tails to loose braids, these hairstyles give hair a variety of looks ranging from simple and classy to fun and edgy.

For those looking for an easy way to change up their fall look, Boychuck says bangs and loose curls are the way to go. A nice side-sweep or a trendy fringe can be very effective for those looking for a fresh look. And according to the hair guru, ‘less is more’ this season when it comes to loose, soft curls.

“Tight curls are out. Loose curls are giving way to softer and fuller looks,” says Boychuck.

Another revolutionary, new product on the market that Boychuck offers in his salons is 10-minute permanent color.

“The 10-minute color treatment is a huge hit with my clients – especially for business women who are on a time crunch,” says the hair expert. “Women are able to have their color touched up and be in and out of my salons in less than an hour. It’s been very convenient for my on-the-go clientele.”

George Maloof partnered with Boychuck to open AMP salon at the Palms in 2001.  AMP is known for its laid back style and is popular among the city’s most stylish locals. COLOR opened in late 2007 at Caesars Palace and is Boychuck’s largest salon.  Its luxurious design by Faye Resnick provides guests with style, in style.  His newest salon, PRIMP, opened in May 2008. The minimalistic salon is an oasis for guests and residents alike at the lush Palms Place.

The celebrity stylist first moved to Las Vegas nearly 10 years ago to open a branch of Laurent D’s Beverly Hills salon, Prive at Bellagio. He went on to direct the Salon at Canyon Ranch at The Venetian for several years. Recently, Boychuck was named one of the “Top 50 Hairstylists” in the book by Rick Morton and COLOR was named “Top Las Vegas Salon” by the Las Vegas Nightlife Network.

Best known for his work with longtime clients and friends Paris and Nicky Hilton, Boychuck and his salons have an impressive celebrity client roster that includes Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, Jennie Garth, Willa Ford, Shannon Doherty, Donna D’Errico, Josie Bissett, Kathy Hilton and Susan Anton.

Pink Things, Art, Butterflies and More This Month at The Forum Shops

 

 

FORUM FABULOUS
FASHION BRIEFS AND FORUM FIRSTS…
October 2011
 
 
THE FORUM SHOPS THINKS PINK THIS MONTH: October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  With one out of every eight women destined to be stricken with breast cancer at some point in their lives, it has become increasingly important to bring attention and raise money for the cause. This year, to help raise even more important funds, The Forum Shops is offering its exclusive Simon Pink Ribbon Gift Card for purchase. For every gift card purchased, one dollar is automatically donated to Komen for the Cure. 
 
Additionally, retailers throughout The Forum Shops are offering a variety of special products from crystal paper weights to polo shirts to silver cufflinks – each aimed to support programs and organizations that promote early detection, education and research funding for breast cancer.  Visit Couture Collections during the month of October and receive a Rosenthal Crystal heart-shaped pink paper weight* as a gift with purchase of $150 or more. Shanghai Tang is offering a limited edition “Pink Ribbon” polo shirt featuring embroidery of the Chinese character for power and the number “1”. The pink ribbon, a universal symbol for breast cancer awareness, is elegantly incorporated into the word “Pink”. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this special edition polo shirt will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation in Singapore in support of their mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Join The Walking Company in the fight against breast cancer as the retailer presents a collection of products including several exclusive items from many of the most recognized and sought after brands such as UGG Australia, Dansko, Ecco and Abeo. Five percent of each purchase will be donated in support of City of Hope.  Tory Burch has designed a limited edition fuchsia pink patent Eddie Ballet Flat. Tory Burch is donating 15% of this purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® up to a maximum donation of $15,000.  Thomas Pink continues its mission to save lives with its special Silver Ribbon Cufflinks. Thomas Pink is contributing 15% of the retail price* of each pair of Silver Ribbon Cufflinks sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. For the 8th year, the Southern Nevada Brighton Collectibles stores are partnering with Nevada Cancer Institute for their Power of Pink Promotion. This year’s Brighton Collectibles bracelet is truly dazzling featuring a dangling heart charm studded with Swarovski crystals in pink hues. With every bracelet sold, $10 will benefit Nevada Cancer Institute. In addition, Brighton will also have 3 Limited Edition Leather pieces- in pink of course- specially designed to help fight for the cure.
 
EUROPEAN STYLE IS IN STORE AT PAL ZILERI: Italian menswear fashion house Pal Zileri is set to open inside The Forum Shops mid-October. Specializing in high-quality suits with a modern, sharp and sophisticated look and feel, Pal Zileri is located on the way to the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium. The renowned design house, Pal Zileri effectively creates balance between modern and traditional and epitomizes classic elegance in menswear. From the high-quality fabrics to the impressive handicrafts that have been improved overtime by generations of talented tailors, Pal Zileri continues to dominate the classic menswear sector.
 
MARC JACOBS EXTENDS HIS MIDAS TOUCH: American fashion designer Marc Jacobs has the undeniable ability to make things people want. Previously named among Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Jacobs extends his reach beyond the category of fashion with the recent  launch of his 300-page, self-published book “The Men and Women of Marc Jacobs” featuring the photographs of Brian Bowen Smith. The photo essay book is a culmination of a multi-year project that features photographs of more than 150 employees of the Marc Jacobs family – the people behind the work. The book is available in Las Vegas at Marc Jacobs inside The Forum Shops.
 
LUCK AND HAPPINESS TAKE FLIGHT WITH THE BACCARAT BUTTERFLY: Long associated with notions of luck and whimsy, butterflies have a seemingly magical way of bringing happiness. Baccarat has captured this fanciful feeling with its new colorful crystal butterflies collection. A beautiful gift for any occasion, the butterflies come in a variety of colorful hues. Baccarat has also introduced a special-edition Lucky Butterfly in frosted tourmaline. This numbered edition of only 250 sells for $200 and is available by special order.
 
THE ART EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN RAISED IN LAS VEGAS: They say everything is bigger in Las Vegas, and the team from Martin Lawrence Galleries took that statement literally by building and opening what just may be the biggest art gallery in the United States in the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars. From Rembrant to Picasso to Warhol, Martin Lawrence Galleries brings pop art, modern art and the masters to the Forum Shops at Caesars. With more than 26,000 square feet of gallery, exhibition and event space, the new Martin Lawrence Galleries, located near the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium is a masterpiece unto itself.  It has soaring 80 foot ceilings, a 20-foot tall neon “ART” sign and huge “guillotine” walls that can be raised and lowered to feature special exhibitions. An enormous projection wall and booming sound system enhances the energy of the gallery. Both the physical space and the amazing art will be sure to awe and inspire. In addition to the main gallery area, there will soon be a spectacular exhibition/event space which will become home to Las Vegas’ premiere art events, one-of-a-kind art exhibitions and distinctive pairings of fashion, food and entertainment with the exciting world of art. 
 
FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: Big, bright bold colors, studs and stones are the stars of the fall season. From handbags to shoes and watches, The Forum Shops has the perfect pick to make a statement this autumn. It’s all about the gemstone at Fendi. Their Crazy Carates Collection featuring a revolutionary ladies timepiece – a rolling mechanism technology that changes the gemstones with a simple turn of the crown – comes in coordinating crocodile leather bands this fall. At Ted Baker London it’s metal appliqué all the way.  This year, their hammered gold metal Anisse clutch bag is red hot for fall.  This season, the team at Christian Louboutin has taken their red theme to a new level.  For the fall must-have item, they revealed the new signature Daffy Suede Royal Red platform pump with 6 inch heels – red from top to bottom. For the guys, high-tops never looked so good. Mixing comfort with style, Salvatore Ferragamo puts a colorful twist on an undeniable classic.  Made from luxurious calf leather and easily dressed up or down, you will not want to be without these kicks this fall.

Las Vegas Locos Fans Can Help the Team Host 2011 United Football League Championship Game

 

 

Las Vegas Locos Fans Can Help the Team Host
2011 United Football League Championship Game
 

 

 The two-time defending champion Las Vegas Locomotives (Locos) have the opportunity to earn the honor of hosting the 2011 United Football League (UFL) Championship Game, but the team needs help from their passionate fan base.

 

The UFL’s three other franchises – the Virginia Destroyers, the Sacramento Mountain Lions and the Omaha Nighthawks – will compete against the Locos for the right to host the third UFL Championship Game.  A combination of fan support, attendance, social media interaction and each team’s winning record will determine which city is awarded the game, currently slated for the first week of November.

 

“This strategy was popular with our fans last season, so we will again allow them to help us determine where to play our showpiece event,” said UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue.  “Each team will have played at least one home game and had an opportunity to impress on the football field before we make our decision and announcement in the coming weeks.”

 

The Locos’ first chance to show the League their dedicated fan base comes on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. PDT against the Omaha Nighthawks in the team’s home opener at Sam Boyd Stadium.  Head Coach Jim Fassel hopes to see a big crowd for each of the Locos’ three home games this season. 

 

“We’ve shown Las Vegas that we are a high-quality, successful football team by winning the championship in our first two years,” said Fassel.  “I hope fans will come out in large numbers for our home opener and throughout the season to see what our guys can do on the field. Their support is crucial as we work towards winning a third consecutive UFL title.”

 

Locos fans can impress the UFL by attending the team’s other two home games this season on Saturday, Oct. 22 against the Sacramento Mountain Lions and Thursday, Oct. 27 against the Virginia Destroyers, both starting at 7 p.m. PDT.

 

Additionally, keeping up with the Locos on social media websites Facebook (Las Vegas Locos) and Twitter (@LasVegasLocos) could help the team secure the bid to host the championship game.

 

The Locos hosted and won the first ever UFL title game in 2009 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The team also won the 2010 championship game held in Omaha, Neb. Both games were against the Florida Tuskers, who have since moved to Virginia Beach, Va. and changed their name to the Destroyers.

 

About the Las Vegas Locomotives
The Las Vegas Locomotives are the two-time defending champions of the United Football League (UFL). Led by Head Coach Jim Fassel, the team plays all home games at Sam Boyd Stadium and is the last of the four original UFL franchises to continue playing in its original home city. Fassel also serves as president and general manager of the franchise. Known as “The Locos” to local fans, the team has developed a strong following throughout Las Vegas by maintaining an active role in the community and showing strong leadership both on and off the field. Complete team and ticket information can be found online at lasvegaslocos.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702.877.LOCO.

 

Keep up with all Las Vegas Locomotives news, scores and information by following the team on Facebook (Las Vegas Locos) and Twitter (@LasVegasLocos).

 

Las Vegas Locomotives Complete 2011 Schedule:

Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 17 – Locos 23 Sacramento 17

Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 24 – Locos 17 Virginia 34

Week 3: Oct. 1 – Bye

Week 4: Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. – vs. Omaha*

Week 5: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. – at Omaha

Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. – vs. Sacramento*

Week 7: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. – vs. Virginia*

 

*designates home game

All times are PST and games are subject to change

Tommy Bahama Announces Top 5 Finalists!

 

TOMMY BAHAMA ANNOUNCES THE 5 FINALISTS
IN THE TOMMY BAHAMA RUMOLOGIST™ SEARCH
 $50,000 GRAND PRIZE
 
Final Voting to Begin on October 3, 2011 – Decision Now Rests With the Public!  Applicants
Now Have a 1 in 5 Chance of Capturing the Title and Prize

SEATTLE (Oct.. 2011) – From a nationwide search to a Top 20 then Top 10 – now the Final 5 Tommy Bahama Rumologist™ hopefuls have been announced and their journey continues with final public voting to begin on October 3rd.  After reviewing the Top 10 applicants’ new videos and essays, the judging panel had a difficult choice based on the amazing array of talent, personality and creativity to choose from.  However, a decision has been made, and the Top 5 who hail from Osprey, FL to Orange, CA to Seattle, WA to Key West, FL to Los Angeles, CA., will now vie for the $50,000 and the title of Tommy Bahama Rumologist™. 
 
The Finalists will be posted on the Tab within the Tommy Bahama Facebook Page ( facebook.com/tommybahama) for public voting beginning on 10/3/11 through 10/10/11 (“Final Round Voting Period”). There will be a limit of one vote per person per day. The Finalist who receives the highest number of votes in the Final Round will be determined as the Grand Prize Winner. 
 
The Top 5 Tommy Bahama Rumologist Contestants are as follows (in no particular order).
    
         Carlton Grooms           Osprey, FL
         Matthew Robold
Orange, CA
         Kathy Casey   
Seattle, WA
         Jack Terry  
Key West, FL
         Phil Thompson
Los Angeles, CA

Since launching the Rumologist search, over 12,000 new people are now following Tommy Bahama on Facebook.  “The search has been a great way for Tommy Bahama to connect to our fans and friends and we have been amazed at the response,” notes Rob Goldberg, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Restaurants for Tommy Bahama.  “We believe that any one of these five remaining applicants would make a terrific Tommy Bahama Rumologist winner, and we are excited to see who the public chooses. Once selected, the Rumologist winner will not only receive $50,000, they will become an important part of our team.  We look forward to continuing our quest of being the foremost experts on rum, as well as the purveyors of amazing rum cocktails.”

 
 
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bars can be found at the following locations:  Laguna Beach, CA, Newport Beach, CA, Palm Desert, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Mauna Lani, HI, Wailea, HI, Myrtle Beach, SC, Sarasota, FL, Sandestin, FL, Orlando, FL, Naples, FL, The Woodlands, TX, and Scottsdale, AZ.
 
ABOUT TOMMY BAHAMA 

Tommy Bahama is owned by Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM).  Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is a lifestyle company that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, denim, swimwear, accessories and a complete home furnishings collection.  Tommy Bahama is available at the country’s finest retailers, including Nordstrom, as well as high profile resort locations around the world. There are 94 Tommy Bahama retail locations across the country, 13 of which include a Tommy Bahama restaurant & bar. Additional stores will be opening this year.
 
More information on Tommy Bahama can be found at:  tommybahama.com, facebook.com/tommybahama and on Twitter at: twitter.com/tommybahama
 
Please drink responsibly.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited by law. For the complete Official Rules, visit: www.synmedia.net/rumologistrules/rules.html   Sponsor: Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., 428 Westlake Avenue N, Suite 388, Seattle, Washington 98109.
 
This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by FACEBOOK, nor is FACEBOOK associated with the Contest in any way.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor or Administrator, and not to FACEBOOK.
 
 
 

Bernard’s Bistro pays tribute to classic voices with a luxury Wine Show Dinner

 

Bernard’s Bistro at The Village Lake Las Vegas
pays tribute to classic voices with a luxury Wine Show Dinner

Sumptuous, small-plated delicacies with opulent wine pairings and a classic array of musical genius every Wednesday in October

WHO:
Chef E. Bernard, Owner and Executive Chef at Bernard’s Bistro
 

WHAT:
Chef E. Bernard invites guests to be whisked away by some of the great, classic vocalists of all time while enjoying three, small-plate delicacies paired with a decadent wine selection. Known around the world for their classic musical styling, generations alike can recognize the melodies of Nat King Cole, Jose Feliciano, Barbara Streisand and pianist, Giovanni, all of which are being featured at Bernard’s Bistro’s Wine Show Dinner.

The Wine Show menu will include items such as: Appetizers, Classic Onion Soup with crouton and gruyere au gratin, Gazpacho with avocado and Greek ratatouille, Mediterranean Combo with hummus, eggplant, babaganouch, tabouleh and Greek ratatouille, Crab Cake with Scampi served with remoulade, Baked Oyster Florentine with crudite au gratin, Escargot Maitre D’hôtel with mushroom, herb garlic sauce, Baked Beet & Goat Cheese with heirloom tomato & balsamic reduction, Seared Ahi Tuna served with seaweed salad, Eggplant Terrine Topped with Parmesan Crust with mixed green, Thai Shrimp with Avocado served with Asian green & pickled artichoke and Imported Cheeses Plate served with fruit and crackers; Small Plate Entrees, Escallop and Mussels Au Gratin with garlic, shallot and wine sauce, Sole Meuniere Au Gratin with butter, leeks and wine sauce, Salmon Meuniere Au Gratin sautéed with butter, leeks and wine sauce, Chilean Sea Bass with Scampi in Ponzu sauce, Fisherman Scampi Scallop with garlic basil lobster ravioli in wine sauce, Medallion of Veal with mushroom and zucchini au gratin, Petite Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Sauce with haricot vert and fingerling potatoes, Baked Beef Roulade with asparagus and in veal reduction, Greek Meatball with Feta Cheese roasted in Greek ragout sauce, Moroccan Lamb Chop with garbanzo and couscous in wine mint sauce, Chicken Breast Dijonnaise with mushroom, artichoke in Dijon mustard sauce and Provencal Stuffed Chicken Breast served with petite legume in provincial sauce. All items will be paired with Chef E. Bernard’s extensive choice of decadent wines from all over the world.

Guests can look forward to a different menu each Wednesday. For additional menu questions and for future menus, diners can reach Bernard’s Bistro at 702-565-1155. 

WHEN:
Every Wednesday for the month of October
6 p.m. – The classic show begins

 
Oct. 5 – Nat King Cole Show
Oct. 12 – Jose Feliciano En Vivo Show
Oct. 19 – Barbra Streisand Show
Oct. 26 – Great Pianist Giovanni Show

WHERE:
Bernard’s Bistro
The Village Lake Las Vegas
15 Costa di Lago
Henderson, NV 89011

OTHER WEEKLY EVENTS AT BERNARD’S:

Wednesdays – Wine Show Dinner starting at 6 p.m.

Thursdays – Dinner du Titanic starting at 6 p.m.

Saturdays – Saturdays with Sinatra starting at 6 p.m. **Beginning Oct. 8**