El Cortez Hotel & Casino April Promotions and Events

El Cortez Hotel & Casino April Promotions and Events

Casino Events Vegas StrEATs Festival – April 9 El Cortez will host the second Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. Vegas StrEATs will become an official monthly event at the El Cortez to be held on the second Saturday of each month. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Fukuburger, Sloppi Jo’s, Tasty Bunz, Curbside Café, Snow Ono Shave Ice, Island Breeze, Cheesesteak Truck and more.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs will bring food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.

Updated Promotions

Free Play for Jackpot Winners in April Throughout April, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker ten-cent or high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive $10 to $1,000 in free play. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Free Slice of Fresh Marie Callendar’s Strawberry Pie– April 9 El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve free slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s strawberry pie for all Club Cortez members on Saturday, April 9 from noon to 6 p.m. Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.

Free See’s Candy – April 17-24 El Cortez is giving away one free box of See’s Candy or Passover candy to Club Cortez players for every jackpot of $200 or more from April 17 to 24 (while supplies last).

Cash is King Earning Months – April and May The El Cortez will hold four Cash is King Drawings in 2011. The second drawing will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 3 p.m. Club members will received one entry ticket for every 5,000 points they earn throughout April and May. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.

Fresh Stone Crab Special The Flame Steakhouse features jumbo Stone Crab flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday nightly dinner special. The Stone Crab special is available for only $28 per pound and is served with cottage fries and coleslaw.

Food and Beverage Promotions Ongoing

Café Cortez Dinner Specials Visit Café Cortez for prime rib dinner for only $7.95. Meal includes choice of soup or salad. Café also offers a fajita dinner for just $8.95. Try the new vegetarian offerings including a veggie burger, veggie fajita and veggie Chow Mein. Café Cortez also offers a full Chinese menu served from 4 to 10 p.m.

Graveyard Specials Café Cortez serves a limited graveyard menu Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Specials include: · Two eggs with choice of bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes and toast for $4.75 plus tax. · Ham and two eggs, breakfast potatoes and toast for $7.25 plus tax.

Bar Specials Martini Madness – daily 2-for-1 happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. – at all casino bars (martini menu only).

Receive Up To 75 Percent Off Using Club Cortez Points Club Cortez members can receive up to 75 percent off when using Club Points for meals at The Flame Steakhouse, Café Cortez or Gambling Gourmet. The percentage off the price of the meal is based on membership level.

Gaming Promotions Ongoing

Don’t Miss Instant Action at the El Cortez Instant Action allows players to turn their points into free play without ever having to leave their machines. Instant Action also allows players to activate promotional free play without having to visit the slot club.

Free Daily Slot Tournament – now automated 24 hours a day Any Club Cortez member earning 500 Club Points in a single day is eligible to play in the daily slot tournament the following day. Available 24 hours a day, players insert their Club Cortez card in any tournament machine, play the session and check their standing beginning at 10 a.m. the following day. New Club Cortez members staying at the El Cortez also get a complimentary entry into the slot tournament. Highest daily tournament point winner receives $250, the second highest receives $150 and the third highest $100. The daily top ten players receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. See Club Cortez for additional details.

Weekly Saturday Night 42” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 42” LCD HDTV or one of four $500 cash prizes every Saturday. During the week, players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on video poker ten-cent or higher denomination machine, or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno are awarded one entry for the Saturday night drawing at 8 p.m. Winners have two minutes to claim their prizes at the Club Cortez Booth from the time each winning ticket is drawn. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.

Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips. There will two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place. During the week, entry tickets in the drawing can be earned during blackjack, roulette and baccarat. During blackjack, tickets are distributed to players when the dealer receives a blackjack, during roulette, tickets are distributed to players when a 0 or 00 is hit, and during baccarat, players receive a ticket every time a “tie” hand is dealt. Double tickets will be given to players every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Players can only win one prize per drawing. There is no limit to the number of entries a player may submit. Winners are drawn every Saturday at 12 p.m. Winners have two minutes to redeem their prize. Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat. Please see Club Cortez for additional details.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino Constructed in 1941, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, an anchor property in the Fremont East Entertainment District, is located in historic downtown at 600 East Fremont Street. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, El Cortez features full-pay 3-2 single deck 21, 10x odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and over 1,000 slot machines. In May 2009, the property opened its Cabana Suites, a boutique style hotel offering a 1950s Miami feel in the heart of downtown. El Cortez is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan’s South Point Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009, “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007, 2009 and 2010, “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. The property is currently completing more than $25 million in improvements and renovations. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit www.ecvegas.com.

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M Resort Spa Casino and Rock ‘n Roll Wine partner to create an approachable and interactive wine experience Unorthodox wine pairings, interactive wine showdowns and live music all collide starting Friday, April 1 inside the award-winning Hostile Grape wine bar as the M Resort Spa Casino and its newest partner Rock ‘n Roll Wine introduce the Rock ‘n Roll Wine Tasting Room & Sound Bar.

Held weekly, starting at 5 pm, the Rock ‘n Roll Wine Tasting Room & Sound Bar will combine elements of a traditional wine country tasting with Rock ‘n Roll Wine’s signature brand of musically-themed wine pairings, first class live entertainment, and personable customer service. Each week guests can expect a unique selection of delicious wines, featured wineries, and an entertaining, energetic atmosphere. Beginning at 9:30 pm each Friday, Rock ‘n Roll Wine will introduce up and coming breakthrough bands and musicians from around the country to perform semi-acoustic and acoustic concerts that evening.

“The Rock ‘n Roll Wine Tasting Room & Sound Bar is about more than just a glass of wine. It’s about a wine experience,” said Chris Hammond, Founder, Rock ‘n Roll Wine. “It’s a blend of delicious wine, amazing live music, and unparalleled hospitality in an exceptional award-winning setting. Whether you stay for one hour or six, our goal is to treat you to an experience like none other.”

In addition to the wine country style tastings, Rock ‘n Roll will also bring their trademarked style of wine pairing to the underground wine bar. The group will take a section of the wine dispensing Enomatic machines and custom-match selected wines to a musical genre based on each wine’s unique characteristics. Musical genres will include Reggae, R&B, Indie/Alternative, Top 40/Pop, 80’s Hair Band, Hippie, Classic Rock and Hip Hop.

“The concept of musically-themed wine pairings is something we trademarked years ago. Whether you’re new to wine or have an exquisite palette, our signature brand of wine tasting will peak your curiosity and challenge you to think about each wine’s unique blend of flavors and decide for yourself what type of music pairs well,” said Sonny Barton, Co-Founder of Rock ‘n Roll Wine.

To add an interactive component to the evening Rock ‘n Roll Wine will invite guests to participate in its Weekly Wine Showdown. Each week two wine flights will be offered for guests to purchase and vote on. Voting will be conducted via text messaging. Participating guests will receive bounce back drink and dining specials. Votes will be displayed on televisions positioned around the venue that will also stream a real-time Twitter feed of favorite wines and social conversation.

“The entire program that Rock ‘n Roll Wine has put together for the Hostile Grape is something we believe in and know will appeal to a variety of people,” said Jody Lake, General Manager, M Resort. “We’ve worked with Chris and Sonny on a number of outdoor events throughout the years and know they have a proven track record of success. We are excited to build our relationship with them and introduce an experience like none other in the city.”

The Rock ‘n Roll Wine Tasting Room & Sound Bar will open this Friday, April 1 and will return each Friday thereafter. On April 1, guests are invited to taste and explore featured wines from Rock ‘n Roll Wine including the debut of their highly-anticipated new white wine, Rhapsody. The Weekly Wine Showdown will feature Reggae Wines vs. Hippie Wines and at 9:30 pm guests will be treated to a live performance by breakthrough artist Jared Lee. Lee was named an “Artist to Watch” by Clear Channel and his singles “It’s Over (Goodbye)” and “Beautiful World” have recently been featured on this season of American Idol.

Rock ‘n Roll Wine Tasting Room & Sound Bar April 1 Line-Up

Featured Winery: Rock ‘n Roll Wine

Weekly Wine Showdown featuring Reggae Wines vs. Hippie Wines

Live Musical Performance at 9:30pm with Jared Lee

No Cover Charge/Concerts are free

21+ Only

ABOUT ROCK ‘N ROLL WINE Founded by Sommelier Chris Hammond and business partner Sonny Barton, Rock ‘n Roll Wine is a wine events, marketing and promotions company dedicated to revolutionizing the way people approach, perceive, and enjoy wine. Rock ‘n Roll Wine produces their signature high-energy wine tasting events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Ann Arbor in addition to making their own line of award-winning wines. They believe the wine experience is just as important as the quality of the wine. Combining the right atmosphere, with the right music, and the right people is when “the juice” truly shines. For more information, visit www.rocknrollwine.com.

ABOUT M RESORT SPA CASINO M Resort Spa Casino is located on over 90 acres at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort provides optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants. The resort offers 390 guest rooms and suites, over 92,000 square feet of gaming, seven restaurants and five destination bars, more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center and a 100,000 square foot events piazza. For more information, visit http://www.themresort.com/. Find us on Facebook – M Resort Spa Casino. Follow mresort on Twitter. Read our M Point of View Blog.

9 Group Updated Event Listings


New Updates

ghostbar Sundays at ghostbar – April 3 & 10

The Hefners celebrate their birthdays with 9 Group and Palms – April 9

Rev Run and DJ Ruckus at Moon Nightclub – April 23

Snitch Wednesdays at ghostbar – April dates

CLASH Fridays at Rain Nightclub – April dates

Perfecto Vegas at Rain Nightclub – April dates BANG! Tuesdays at Moon Nightclub – April dates

SPECIAL EVENTS *JUST ADDED* Hugh Hefner and Son, Marston Celebrate Their Birthdays at Playboy Club and Moon Nightclub Saturday, April 9 – 10 p.m.

Playboy founder and legend, Hugh Hefner returns to Palms Casino Resort to commemorate he and his son’s birthdays at premier nightlife destinations, Playboy Club and Moon Nightclub. Hefner turns 85-years-old while Marston celebrates his 21st birthday in true Sin City fashion. An entourage of 31 beautiful Playboy Playmates will accompany the duo, including Hefner’s fiancé, Crystal Harris. Doors for Playboy Club open at 9 p.m. and doors for Moon Nightclub open at 10 p.m. Cover is $60 for all men and women. For table reservations, call 702.942.6832 or email tables@palms.com.

DINING NOVE ITALIANO Twitter: @NoveLV Local Ladies’ Night Every Tuesday night at Nove Italiano

Executive Chef Geno Bernardo spoils local females with classic Italian fare and 50 percent off their entire bill during local ladies’ night at Nove Italiano. The restaurant offers unparalleled views of Sin City, a trendy atmosphere as well as mouth-watering cuisine including a selection of appetizers, entrées and desserts. Ladies can also enjoy an extensive selection of wine by the glass and specialty cocktails for half off, before indulging their senses by dancing to the beats of world-renowned DJs at Moon Nightclub, Playboy Club and ghostbar. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 702.942.6800.

*This Week* Nove Italiano Happy Hour Every Thursday night – 6-8 p.m.

Nove Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort offers a new happy hour menu, featuring $7 small plates as well as specially priced cocktails and wines in the bar and lounge from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Nove’s social and upbeat atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for guests to relax and unwind while enjoying delectable Italian dishes, created by Executive Chef Geno Bernardo. The menu highlights a wide assortment of fan favorites including prosciutto di parma sliders, Tuscan panzanella salad and margherita pizza. Guests can quench their thirst with Nove’s signature cocktails such as the Pomagranita, a cool and sweet libation that combines Ketel One Oranje, POM, Pama Liqueur and simple syrup. N For more information on Nove Italiano or to make reservations visit, http://www.novelasvegas.com/ or call 702.942.6800.

Celebrate Executive Chef Geno Bernardo’s Birthday during a special cooking class, Geno’s Favorite Dishes Saturday, April 9 – noon

Executive Chef Geno Bernardo celebrates his birthday by hosting a special cooking class, Geno’s Favorite Dishes at noon on Saturday, April 9. The five-course menu provides a sneak-peek into Chef Geno’s childhood, as he showcases his favorite dishes from Grandma Bernardo’s classic recipes, including meat ravioli, wild striped bass and beef braciole, “pinwheel-style.” Before the class, guests can enjoy a refreshing libation created by Mixologist Jack “Sugar” O’Brien. Called La Madrina, which is Spanish for Godmother, the cocktail features Don Julio Silver, cucumber juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and maraschino liqueur. The cost of the cooking class is $75 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, please call 702.942.6800.


RAIN NIGHTCLUB Twitter: @RainLasVegas CLASH Fridays at Rain Nightclub Ongoing – Every Friday at 10 p.m. Defined as a “collision of loud resonant noise,” CLASH is just that – an edgy, sexy stage production that when combined with synchronized beats, creates a cultural integration of sound, image and dance. Admission into CLASH Fridays is $30 per person and local ladies are free with valid ID. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit http://www.clashfridays.com/.

*JUST ADDED – This Weekend* Friday, April 1 – DIPLO with Dave Fogg

Friday, April 8 – Felix Da Housecat and Hyphy Crunk Friday, April 15 – Etienne De Crecy and Skeet Skeet Friday, April 22 – Jack Beats and Dave Fogg Friday, April 29 – DJ M!KEATTACK and OB-ONE

Paul Oakenfold Presents: Perfecto Vegas Ongoing – Every Saturday at 10 p.m. A collaboration between Paul Oakenfold and award-winning VJ and director, Vello Virkhaus, Paul Oakenfold Presents: Perfecto Vegas features various cutting-edge design and visual art elements, including full audio-visual system integration, multi-screen content and eye-popping computer graphics. Cover is $30 per person, local ladies are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.perfectovegas.com/.

*JUST ADDED – This Weekend* Saturday,April 2 – Bad Boy Bill and Zen Freeman Saturday, April 9 – Shiny Toy Guns “Hybridigital” and Zen Freeman Saturday, April 16 – Kenneth Thomas and Dave Fogg Saturday, April 23 – Menno de Jong and Zen Freeman Saturday, April 30 – Paul Oakenfold and Swedish Egil

MOON NIGHTCLUB Twitter: @MoonLV *JUST ADDED* Saturday, April 23 – 11 p.m. Rev Run and DJ Ruckus BANG Ongoing – Tuesdays at 11 p.m. Moon Nightclub presents Bang, a locals’ industry night every Tuesday. Cover is $20 per person, local ladies are free. For more information, visit http://www.iluv2bang.com/.

*JUST ADDED* Tuesday, April 5 – Rock-It Scientist with performance by MANN Tuesday, April 12 – Steve Madden handbag giveaway to the first 25 ladies Tuesday, April 19 – Melo D with Kevin Scott Tuesday, April 26 – Tye Mohawk brings his high-energy drum mash-up, with Melo D and DJ Reflex

PLAYBOY CLUB Twitter: @PlayboyClubLV Miss Playboy Club Model Search Ongoing – Last Thursday of the month at 10 p.m. Playboy Club hosts the Miss Playboy Club model search, an exclusive and unique opportunity that offers a luxurious experience and premium pampering. A winner is chosen each month to be the face of Playboy Club in the following month’s advertising campaign. The winner receives $1,000 in cash, a complimentary night’s stay at Palms Casino Resort, a Swedish massage at Drift Spa at Palms Place, dinner for two at Nove Italiano, complimentary table and bottle at Playboy Club and a photo shoot. Winners will also be featured in the Playboy Club 2011 calendar and have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be included in Playboy magazine. Cover is $20 for men, all ladies are free. For updates on the Miss Playboy Club model search, please visit http://missplayboyclub.com/.

*Tomorrow* Thursday, March 31 – Playboy Club announces the winner of Miss Playboy Club March.

GHOSTBAR Twitter: @ghostbarLV

ghostbar Sundays Ongoing – Every Sunday at 10 p.m. ghostbar hosts a new level of diverse nightlife music and events. V Sundays in ghostbar are a swanky and sexy boutique house music night with rotating residents Zen Freeman, Brandon Kent and DJ M!KEATTACK. A night made for the local lover of house music. Cover is $25 per person, all local ladies are free.

*JUST ADDED – This Weekend* Sunday, April 3 – Mixin Marc with residents Zen Freeman and Brandon Kent Sunday, April 10 – Kevin Brown with residents Zen Freeman and Brandon Kent

Snitch Wednesdays Ongoing – Every Wednesday at 10 p.m. Snitch at ghostbar presents a cool and swanky industry night featuring resident DJ 88 and DJ M!KEATTACK, who will be spinning classic hip-hop mash-ups, indie and top 40 hits. Cover is $20 per person, local ladies are free. *Tonight* Wednesday, March 30 – DJ Spryte

*JUST ADDED* Wednesday, April 6 – ghostbar celebrates the one year anniversary of its weekly party, Snitch Wednesdays, featuring a performance by chart-topping indie hip-hop artist Donnis and DJ Benzi. Tequila 1519 hosts an open bar from 10-11 p.m. The partygoer who brings in the most people will be awarded a complimentary one-night stay in the glamorous g-Suite located in the Palms Fantasy Tower on Wednesday, April 13. The lucky winner will also receive a VIP table and round of Snitch signature cocktails before heading to the suite, which will come equipped with a full bar, courtesy of 1519 Tequila. Guests interested in participating may contact Jamaal Rouzan at Jamaal.rouzan@9groupvegas.com. Wednesday, April April 13 – Residents DJ M!KEATTACK and Dave Fogg Wednesday, April 20 – Risk One Wednesday, April 27 – The Knocks

Rí Rá Las Vegas Updated Entertainment Schedule


Rí Rá Live
Every Friday and Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., Rí Rá Las Vegas turns down the lights and turns up the sound as Rí Rá Live takes over the authentic Irish pub. Rí Rá Live brings an upbeat party vibe to the pub every weekend as top-40 inspired bands tear up the stage and get the crowd rocking.

The Street
Every Friday in April The Street brings its mainstream dance experience to the Rí Rá Live stage. Creating an electric, DJ-style atmosphere, The Street performs high-energy dance, rock and top-40. The non-stop, mashed-up performances promise to keep the mood alive and the vibe flowing all night.

The Jones’
Every Saturday in April Backed by a world-class rock band and fronted by male and female vocals, The Jones’ creates a seamless blend of rock and dance. Each set mashes top-40 favorites into a non-stop, DJ-like performance that is sure to have everyone yelling for more.

Rí Rá Las Vegas Dinner / Evening Entertainment
Guests can enjoy live, authentic Irish music daily during dinner and evening hours with many of the bands coming directly from Ireland.

The Bronx Boys March 30-April 3 at 8:30 p.m. nightly The Bronx Boys bring Irish Music from the heart of New York City, blending fast-paced traditional dance music with classic and contemporary songs from both sides of the Atlantic. Boasting the talents of guitarist Alan Murray, flute player Dan Lowery and Kevin Buckley on fiddle, the boys have acquired a fierce reputation for their energetic live performances in New York and beyond.

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland Murray is one of the most in-demand guitarists in Irish music today. His skill on the strings is matched by his strong vocal style, which he has cultivated in recent years playing with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones. Dallas born Lowery also tours with the Young Wolfe Tones in his time off from the Bronx Boys. He spent his youth travelling Ireland learning to play traditional Irish music. Since settling in New York and beginning his musical career, he has received much critical acclaim for his aggressive style on the flute. He also lends his guitar playing and singing abilities to the band’s show. Buckley, who sings and plays guitar in addition to the fiddle, cut his musical teeth in St. Louis where he grew up playing both Irish and rock music. He recently released an album of Irish Music and currently tops the Irish-American music charts. His fiery fiddle playing is a hallmark of the Bronx Boys sound.

Wild Celts
April 4 and 25 at 8:30 p.m. The Wild Celts, fronted by Dublin-born singer/songwriter O’Douling, continue their reign as one of Las Vegas’ most popular Irish rock bands. They have recently reached the impressive milestone of selling 20,000 records locally and abroad.

Stephen’sGreen April 5-10 at 8:30 p.m. nightly The outstanding duo of Dublin natives Andy O’Driscoll and Martin Doyle, collectively known as Stephen’s Green, have performed at many festivals, fairs and concerts throughout the United States and Europe, bringing their unique talents to a wide audience of enthusiasts.

Early in his career, balladeer Andy O’Driscoll won many awards in SCOR, a national talent competition in Ireland, by competing in solo singing and ballad group. The legendary Paddy Reilly described O’Driscoll as the “best singer to come out of Ireland in many years.” Master musician Martin Doyle exhibited huge potential at an early age by winning the National Championship and the All Ireland championship for classical accordion. He went on to represent Ireland in the World Accordion Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also an exceptionally talented traditional musician who has composed many original tunes.

John Windsor
April 11 at 8:30 p.m. A permanent entertainment fixture in Irish pubs throughout Las Vegas for more than a decade, John Windsor is a multi-talented performer who uses a signature personal touch to put a smile on the faces of his audience. Windsor provides nonstop entertainment throughout his sets by blending guitar, harmonica and amazing vocals into one spectacular performance.

The Cray & Dempsey Experience
April 12-17 at 8:30 p.m. nightly The Cray & Dempsey Experience is anything but typical and the group’s performances provide audiences with one of the most unique Irish experiences they will ever see. The pair has been together for the better part of 25 years and brings several genres of music together, including rap, rock and Irish folk. They put their own spin on songs such as “Gin & Juice”, “Sweet Caroline” and “500 Miles,” along with many all-time favorites from the 70s through today’s top hits. Whether audience members are seeing The Cray & Dempsey Experience for the first time or are faithful followers, they can expect the best during each and every performance. The Cray & Dempsey Experience is a rude, crude and Irish band who keeps rocking and the audience loves them.

Mossy Moran
April 18-24 at 8:30 p.m. nightly Mossy Moran hails from Ireland’s southeast coastal city of Waterford. At age 19, Moran took his act on the road singing songs and telling stories of the Irish people all over Ireland’s southeastern coast. He then made a break for the United States in 1996 to sing his foot stomping brand of Irish music for U.S. citizens. His deep, baritone voice coupled with a thundering velvet hand on his guitars cause people to stop and listen. His Irish wit along with his heated style of Irish traditional and contemporary music creates an infectious stage presence. Along with up and coming artist Kevin Grgurich on banjo and tin whistle, the two lads will give quite the memorable performance.

Off The Boat
April 26-May 2 at 8:30 p.m. nightly Off the Boat is the musical imagining of James Gallagher of Co. Donegal, Ireland. He and his fellow music makers provide a unique interpretation of many traditional Irish pub tunes. Off the Boat performs a selection of James Gallagher’s original compositions, all of which receive air time in Ireland, Germany, Slovenia and the United States. Pub-goers also may get a dose of Irish history (or Celtic mythology) while enjoying an Off the Boat performance.

About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. On the weekends, guests can kick back at Rí Rá Live, where every Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. the best bands in town will take the pub’s stage. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas will be the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.

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Canyon Gate Medical Group Welcomes Edward M. Harding M.D. to its Pahrump Location

Canyon Gate Medical Group Welcomes Edward M. Harding M.D. to its Pahrump Location

Canyon Gate Medical Group, the fastest-growing primary care provider in Las Vegas, appoints Edward M. Harding, M.D. to its team. He will see patients at Canyon Gate Medical Group’s Pahrump office, located on 330 South Lola Lane.

“We are excited to add Dr. Harding to our talented team of doctors who share in our vision for quality healthcare at an overall low-cost to patients,” said Bryan Dieter, president of Canyon Gate Medical Group and Outcome Based Delivery Systems.

Graduating cum laude, Dr. Harding completed his undergraduate at Albright College. He then attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College and fulfilled his residency at Warren Hospital residency, where he served as the co-chief resident.

Dr. Harding moved to Las Vegas in 2005 and started to practice at the Freemont Medical Center before joining Canyon Gate Medical Group in 2011. Dr. Harding has been published in both the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Academic Medicine and the Academic Journal as well as having experience as the geriatric team leader at Western Medical Group. In addition, he is also board certified in family medicine. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Harding loves to play golf and poker as well as to travel.

Canyon Gate Medical Group is an affiliate of Outcome Based Delivery Systems (OBDS), the owner of preeminent medical practices in Las Vegas, Orlando and South Florida. The primary care physician group delivers immediate and enhanced medical services, known as concierge medical care, without charging the membership fee that similar practices require. Each Canyon Gate patient is matched with one primary doctor who serves as the patient’s personal medical liaison during any hospital stays, emergency room visits and appointments with other medical specialists. The patient’s primary care physician also provides same-day sick appointments with minimal wait times.

Canyon Gate serves Nevada with seven fully operational offices in Henderson, two in North Las Vegas, Southern Hills, Summerlin, Sunrise and Pahrump. Office hours are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at http://www.canyongatemg.com/.

About Canyon Gate Canyon Gate delivers immediate and enhanced medical services, known as concierge medical care, but does not charge a membership fee in contrast to other practices. Canyon Gate matches each patient with one primary doctor who serves as the patient’s medical liaison with specialists, during hospital stays and emergency room visits; and offers same-day sick patient appointments with minimal wait times. The cornerstone of Canyon Gate’s mission to provide high quality, cost-effective healthcare is based on more frequent and regular interaction between patients and physicians, enabling discovery and treatment of health-related problems early. Canyon Gate physicians limit the number of patients they see to ensure all medical needs receive the utmost attention and immediate action.

The Las Vegas Mob Experience Grand Opening with Red Carpet

The Las Vegas Mob Experience is a highly interactive, immersive experience anchored by a collection of over 1,000 authentic artifacts once belonging to the famous organized crime figures who helped create the Las Vegas we know today. Visit http://www.lvme.com/ for more information.

Some of the collection of stars that attend include:

FRANK VINCENT: Las Vegas Mob Experience Celebrity Gangster Guide, Sopranos, Goodfellas, NEW PROJECTS: Spy, Resurrection

JASON STATHAM: The Expendables, Transporter, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, NEW: Echelon, Safe, The Killer Elite, Expendables 2

PAMELA ANDERSON: Baywatch, Dancing with the Stars, Spokesperson for PETA and MAC- Aids Charity

TONY SIRICO: Las Vegas Mob Experience Gangster Guide, The Sopranos- played Pauly “Walnuts”, Goodfellas, Gotti, Bullets over Broadway


MILICENT SIEGEL- Daughter of Benjamin Siegel

CYNTHIA DUNCAN- Step-Grandaughter of Meyer Lansky

VINCENT SPILATRO- Son of Tony Spilatro

NANCY SPILATRO- Widow of Tony Spilatro

CARL MANNO- Grandson of Sam Giancana

JANICE SACHS- Widow of Allan Sachs

LUELLEN SMILEY- Daughter of Allen Smiley

NICK MICEK- Nephew of Tony Aiuppa

Snitch Wednesdays at ghostbar Celebrates One Year Anniversary, April 6

Snitch Wednesdays at ghostbar Celebrates One

Year Anniversary, April 6 Entertainment by indie hip-hop artist Donnis, DJ Benzi and grand prize giveaway featuring one-night stay in the g-Suite at Palms Fantasy Tower

WHAT: ghostbar celebrates the one year anniversary of its weekly party, Snitch Wednesdays, the cool and swanky industry night that features residents DJ 88, Dave Fogg and M!KEATTACK who spin classic hip-hop mash-ups, indie and top 40 hits. To commemorate the success of Snitch, chart-topping Indie hip-hop artist Donnis performs and DJ Benzi spins his tracks behind the DJ booth.

WHO: Donnis (real name Ladonnis Benjamin Crump), indie hip-hop artist DJ Benzi

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Doors open at 8 p.m.

WHERE: ghostbar Palms Casino Resort 4321 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103

MORE: 1519 Tequila hosts an open bar from 10-11 p.m. The partygoer who brings in the most people will be awarded a complimentary one-night stay in the glamorous g-Suite located in the Palms Fantasy Tower on Wednesday, March 13. The 2,500-square-foot space is fashioned after the original ghostbar and offers incredible amenities including a show shower, pool table and glass floor balcony. The lucky winner will also receive a VIP table and round of Snitch signature cocktails before heading to the suite, which will come equipped with a full bar, courtesy of 1519 Tequila. Guests interested in participating may contact Jamaal Rouzan at Jamaal.rouzan@9groupvegas.com.

Admission is $20 per person, local ladies are free. All guests must be 21 years of age and older. ghostbar is open seven nights a week at 8 p.m. until late. For additional information visit www.ghostbar.com and for table reservations, email tables@palms.com.

Future lineup for Snitch Wednesdays: Wednesday, April 13 – DJ 88, M!KEATTACK and Dave Fogg Wednesday, April 20 – Risk One Wednesday, April 27 – The Knocks

GHOSTBAR (Twitter: @ghostbarLV) High above the glittering expanse of Las Vegas, the 8,000 square foot ghostbar is a sultry and sophisticated indoor-outdoor lounge and sky deck on the 55th floor of the Palms Casino Resort. ghostbar is home to events which include: Snitch Wednesdays, a cool and swanky industry night featuring classic hip-hop mash-ups, indie and top 40 hits; and ghostbar Sundays, sexy boutique house music night. This April, ghostbar celebrates the one year anniversary of Snitch Wednesdays. Indoors amid the seductive shadows, the sleek, chic ghostbar offers ultra-lounging luxury that features fourteen-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a dramatic view of the night sky and city below and a 30-foot ghost-shaped soffit in the ceiling that changes colors as a deejay spins an eclectic music mix. Patrons can lounge on the custom, ultra-contemporary furniture, seek privacy in the intimate seating arrangements or VIP lounge, or mingle at the terrazzo bar. Behind the bar, shelves of premium spirits glow with the incandescence cast by backlit panels of acrylic-encased fabric. The dramatic outdoor deck provides a near 360-degree view of the Vegas skyline, with a glass inset in the floor offering a jaw-dropping view straight down. Posh seating areas are enhanced with a fiber-optically lit drink rail running most of the circumference of the deck. Specialty cocktails include champagne concoctions and high-end wines by the glass. ghostbar is open seven nights a week at 8 p.m. and open until late. For additional information, please visit http://www.ghostbar.com/ or call 702.938.BOOO (2666).

Strip House Celebrates National Prime Rib Day with Exclusive Prime Rib Dinner on April 27

Strip House Celebrates National Prime Rib Day With Exclusive Prime Rib Dinner On April 27

Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino celebrates National Prime Rib Day with a one-night-only Prime Rib Dinner on Wednesday, April 27.

Available for $52 per person, Strip House’s prime rib is slow roasted, crusted with mustard and rosemary over dry heat until tender and finished to order. The standing prime rib roast is a delectable, special occasion meal ideal for family gatherings and celebrations. Yorkshire pudding baked using hot prime rib drippings is served as the perfect accompaniment to the special one-night-only dinner.

Strip House Executive Chef John Schenk will prepare only two rib roasts at eight serving portions per roast on Wednesday, April 27. Due to the limited supply, guests are encouraged to secure their portion in advance by calling 702.737.5200. Follow Strip House on Facebook and Twitter @StripHouseLV.

Strip House redefines the traditional steak house – named “Best Steak House” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2011 Best of Las Vegas poll, “Best Steak House in the Country” by The Luxist Awards, praised by restaurant critic Sam Sifton with a glowing two star review in The New York Times, the only steak house awarded four stars in Forbes Magazine’s All-Star Eateries 2008, All-Star Eateries 2009 and All-Star Eateries 2010 and a “celebrity hot spot” by People.com. Renowned restaurateurs Peter, Penny and Mathew Glazier, along with Executive Chef John Schenk have created an atmosphere unlike any other in Las Vegas. Located in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the innovative menu is designed to excite all the senses with prime cuts of beef charred to perfection, signature side dishes, an extensive wine list and the famed 24-layer chocolate cake.

House of Blues Las Vegas Entertainment Schedule March 29, 2011

House of Blues Las Vegas Entertainment Schedule

March 29, 2011

World Famous Gospel Brunch®

Special Showtimes: April 24th and May 8th

9am, 12pm & 3pm

Our World Famous Gospel Brunch is an award winning performance with a one-of-a-kind celebration that nourishes the body and soul.

Guests will enjoy a brunch with down home southern inspired options such as spicy jambalaya, red beans and rice, creamy cheese grits to

just name a few. Gospel Brunch features an all-you-can eat southern-style buffet with inspiring live gospel music. You might just be shouting

“Hallelujah,” after you see this performance.

Concerts This Week:

REBELUTION “Winter Greens Tour”

Giant Panda G.D.S. & Orgone

Thursday, March 31st

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

$18.00 – General Admission Standing

$20.00 – General Admission

Day of Show Ages: 18+

Ice Cube

Saturday, April 2nd

Doors: 7:30 PM

Show: 8:30 PM

$32.00 – General Admission Standing

$36.00 – General Admission Day of Show

$42.00 – Reserved 1

$46.00 – Reserved 1 Day of Show

Ages: 18+

On Sales:

Hollywood Undead

Friday, May 6th

On Sale Friday, April 1st at 10am

All Ages

Rock/Alt/Hip Hop

Tech N9ne

Thursday, June 16th

On Sale Saturday, April 2nd at 10am

All Ages

Hip Hop


Friday, September 30th

On Sale Friday, April 1st at 10am


Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal

International House of Blues Foundation® presents Drawing Us


A City of Music Exhibition/Competition

An Action for the Arts Exhibit/Competition For Young and Emerging Artists.

Drawing Us Together is open to folk, self-taught and trained artists

ages 14 – 24. The exhibit will take place at the House of Blues-Las

Vegas on May 6th and online at http://www.actionforthearts.org/.

Winners’ artworks will be recognized during the exhibit and used in

IHOBF retail products to be sold at the House of Blues with all

proceeds supporting IHOBF arts programs for youth.

For more information contact:

IHOBF-Las Vegas

(702) 632-7682

Complete registration and submission details/forms, guidelines, and Official Rules available at http://www.actionforthearts.org/

Peter Bjorn and John’s New Album – Out Today!

Peter Bjorn and John’s New Album Gimme Some is Out Today on Star Time International!

The reviews are in, and Peter Bjorn and John’s new album Gimme Some is giving the critics something to love! Just check out what the press has been saying:

“SPIN’s 23 Spring Albums That Matter Most… Nobody ever talks about the trio without using the word ‘catchy,’ and for good reason…” – SPIN

“…a triple-threat of modern pop songcraft.” – Paste

“…the ear candy crafted by this Stockholm-based band is decidedly raw.” – USA Today

“…bright indie power pop, with memorable melodies.” – New York Post

“…a top contender for best album of the year.” – ELLE

“…upbeat rock and roll…” – Death & Taxes

“…crammed with winsome tunes.” A- – Entertainment Weekly

“…addictively catchy indie rock.” – Maxim

“…catchy…” Black Book “…up-tempo, no-nonsense indie-rock.” – VOGUE

“…inescapably hooky tunes…” – KCRW

“…inspired, melodic, wildly infectious pop songs…” – NPR

“Heavy drums and catchy guitar riffs…” – FILTER

Fans can buy the album on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gimme-some/id422936679

They’ll be kicking off their US headlining tour on April 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. For the most up to date information on the band’s tour, check out: www.peterbjornandjohn.com.

United Way of Southern Nevada Names Cass Palmer as President and CEO

United Way of Southern Nevada Names Cass Palmer as President and CEO

United Way of Southern Nevada’s board of directors announces Cass Palmer as president and chief executive officer.

“We are excited to welcome Cass Palmer to United Way and look forward to seeing the great results we know he will accomplish,” said United Way of Southern Nevada Volunteer Board Chairman Don Gibe. “Cass has an impressive record of accomplishments that made him the ideal candidate and he possesses the strong leadership skills needed to unify the organization as it continues to make a difference in southern Nevada’s community.”

Palmer brings more than 23 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, government and political arenas, non-profit organizations and union environments to his new role. He will oversee staff and administer United Way’s activities designed to advocate its community-based agenda of advancing the common good by focusing on education, income and health.

“Living in Vegas for more than four decades has allowed me to understand the community’s needs. I am excited for this opportunity to help further expand upon United Way’s record of accomplishments and implement new strategies to strengthen our neighborhoods,” said Palmer.

Before joining United Way, Palmer was the senior vice president, chief human resource officer at Tropicana Entertainment Inc. During his tenure, he played an integral part in restructuring Tropicana Entertainment, which was the first major company in the gaming industry to successfully complete a Chapter 11 reorganization.

Palmer has also worked as the corporate vice president of human resources for Olympia Gaming LLC/ Southern Highlands Development Corporation, the corporate vice president of human resources for Boyd Gaming Corporation and the senior vice president of human resources at Bally’s/Park Place Entertainment.

Palmer has been involved with United Way of Southern Nevada for more than 20 years, serving as a board member, gaming campaign chairman, human resource committee member, company campaign chairman and loaned executive. He volunteers his time as the chairman of UNLV Career Advisory Council, where he is responsible for developing strategic ties between UNLV and the local business community. He also was the chairman for the State of Nevada Governors Workforce Investment Committee. In addition, he has served as a board member of the United Labor Agency of Nevada and the Nevada Council on Problem Gaming. Palmer earned his master of business administration and his bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

For more information on United Way of Southern Nevada, visit uwsn.org.

About United Way of Southern Nevada United Way collaborates with volunteers, stakeholders and community leaders to uncover key strategies designed to develop community-based solutions to our community’s most pressing health and human service issues. Beyond quick fixes, these strategies are delivering lasting solutions, aligned with benchmarks and achievement standards, to change community conditions. For more information about southern Nevada’s most pressing needs and how United Way’s Community-based Agenda is improving lives, visit uwsn.org/connected and join United Way’s social network.

BRIO Tuscan Grille Celebrates Moms, Dads and Grads Restaurant to Offer $10 Bonus Gift April 25- June 19

BRIO Tuscan Grille Celebrates Moms, Dads and Grads

Restaurant to Offer $10 Bonus Gift April 25- June 19

Toast Mom, Dad or the accomplished Graduate at BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO) at its two locations in Town Square and its newest location in Tivoli Village, opening Thursday, April 28. BRIO is encouraging guests to celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation this year by offering a $10 bonus gift for every $50 purchased in gift cards from April 25 through June 19. Bonus gifts can be enjoyed from June 27 through September 25, 2011.

BRIO provides friends and families the perfect spot to gather and celebrate life’s milestones, as both locations can accommodate large parties and offer private dining areas free of charge. Raise a glass with a seasonal drink such as the Bacca Limon Martini, featuring Bacardi Razz mixed with Limoncello, muddled fruit and topped with Prosecco, or the classic Bellini, a refreshing, frozen concoction of peach puree and Prosecco. BRIO gift cards are the perfect way to treat parents, reward academic scholars and enjoy the taste of Italy without leaving the country.

BRIO knows how busy life can be, especially when planning a holiday event at home or the office. BRIO To-Go is a delicious and convenient way to celebrate. Just call 24-hours before the desired pickup time to ensure a hot Italian Feast that’s delicious and ready to serve.

For a full menu, private dining accommodations and hours of operation, visit http://www.brioitalian.com/. To make reservations for BRIO inside Tivoli Village, call 702- 433-1233 or for reservations at BRIO inside Town Square, call 702-914-9145.

BRIO Tuscan Grille BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at http://www.brioitalian.com/ and follow the restaurant on Twitter (twitter.com/brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).

Tim McGraw at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tuesday, June 7


With special guest Brantley Gilbert


Tickets on-sale Saturday, April 2 at noon

Tim McGraw, named country music’s No. 1 touring act of 2010 by Billboard, will be returning to the road this spring. The country superstar will be making a special stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, June 7. Opening up for McGraw will be Brantley Gilbert. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at noon. Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million units and dominated the charts with 32 #1 singles, including his latest, “Felt Good On My Lips,” a bonus track from Number One Hits, his 2010 double CD collection. With 7.8 million spins at radio, he was the most-played artist of the past decade. Southern Voice, his most recent studio album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and the title track hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Songs chart. His “Southern Voice” tour was the No. 1 country music tour of 2010. McGraw has won three GRAMMY® awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music awards, three People’s Choice awards and numerous other awards. For more information visit http://www.timmcgraw.com/ Tickets, starting at $67.50 (plus applicable service fees), will be available Saturday at noon at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

About The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas In the great tradition of Las Vegas’ first rock venue, the new Joint’s commitment to rock and roll is unparalleled. Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 2,951 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, the Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience featuring services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury hotel. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit http://www.hardrockhotel.com/ or http://www.thejointlasvegas.com/.

About AEG Live AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, and Barry Manilow at Paris. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. http://www.aeglive.com/

Palms Casino Resort/Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

On Thursday afternoon Palms Casino Resort owner George Maloof and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez visited with kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The visit coincides with National Boys & Girls Club week and gave the kids the opportunity to toss the football and interact with Sanchez and Maloof.

Photo credit
Ed Graff

Spring Has Sprung at BRIO With Fresh New Options! This April BRIO Introduces a New Menu, $5 Martini Night and a Bonus Gift

This April BRIO Introduces a New Menu, $5 Martini Night and a Bonus Gift!

With fresh air comes fresh options at BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO), who will introduce a new menu Tuesday, April 12 at its Town Square restaurant and at its newest location in Tivoli Village, opening Thursday, April 28. The menu features deliciously original lunch, brunch and dinner options including Tuscan Dips, crisp salads, and grilled meats and a $5 Martini Night, beginning the week of April 11. BRIO, a BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BBRG) concept, is also offering a $10 Bonus Gift for every $50 purchased in Gift Cards from April 25 through June 19. Bonus Gifts can be enjoyed from June 27 through September 25, 2011.

BRIO’s new menu, beginning April 12, is sure to highlight the freshness of the season with unique options for any time of the day. Perfect for sharing, the Duetto Tuscano, meaning “Tuscan dips”, consists of two housemade dips- warm Chorizo Fonduta with Pinot Noir onions, leeks and roasted garlic, and chilled Pepper Formaggio Dip with fresh cilantro- served with toasted ciabatta, 9.95 for a lunch portion and $10.95 for dinner, and the Shrimp and Chorizo Bruschetta, with Fontina cheese, creamed leeks, marinated tomatoes and arugula, $11.95, which are both offered for lunch and dinner. Try the crisp Strawberry Chicken Balsamic Salad, with grilled chicken, grapes, candied pecans, Gorgonzola, and herb vinaigrette, $14.50. For dinner, indulge in Beef Medallions with Shrimp Scampi, $22.95, or Citrus Chicken with Shrimp Scampi, $18.95. BRIO’s Brunch menu, offered Saturdays and Sundays until 3:00 p.m. boasts these novel additions: Grilled Chicken and Chorizo Benedictano, $11.95, White Chocolate Raspberry French Toast, $11.25, and Spinach & Portobello Mushroom Strata, baked with buttery diced croissants, egg, Pinot Noir onions, oven dried tomatoes and Parmesan cream and served with an Apple Strawberry Field Greens salad, $11.25.

Beginning April 14th, BRIO celebrates Martini Night every Thursday with $5 Sobieski Martinis! The Martini Night menu offers BRIO classics such as the Flirtini, Lemontini, Razzberitini, Dirty Martini and Ultimate Cosmopolitan as well as debuts unique originals sure to please any Martini enthusiast: Caramel Apple, Raspberry Truffle, Caramel Chocolate, Paradiso, Lemon Basil Crush and Chocolate Raspberry. BRIO’s Martinis pair perfectly with their $2.95 Tuscan Tasters, offered in the bar Monday-Friday 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. and Monday-Thursday 9:00 p.m.- close. The latest additions to the Tuscan Tasters menu: Chorizo Fonduta Dip and Pepper Formaggio Dip.

To celebrate Moms, Dads and Grads, BRIO is offering a $10 Bonus Gift for every $50 purchased in Gift Cards from April 25 through June 19. Bonus Gifts are valid June 27 through September 25, 2011.

For a full menu, additional information and hours of operation, visit www.brioitalian.com. To make reservations for BRIO inside Tivoli Village, call 702- 433-1233 or for reservations at BRIO inside Town Square, call 702-914-9145.

BRIO Tuscan Grille BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (twitter.com/brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).

Golden Rainbow Now Accepting Talent Submissions For 25th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraising Production


Golden Rainbow, a local HIV/AIDS nonprofit, is accepting admissions for the 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising spectacular now through Friday, April 8. Submissions will be accepted through hand delivery, mail and e-mail.

All singers, dancers, performers, artists and choreographers are invited to showcase their best original numbers for a chance to participate in one of the greatest shows of the year. The “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at Paris Théâtre.

The casting call requires original production numbers that have not been previously performed in Las Vegas. All selected performances will be showcased during the 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular. Submissions may include solo, duet, small cast (fewer than 10 performers) and large cast or montage acts. All entries must be delivered to the Golden Rainbow office via hand delivery, mail or e-mail during business hours by Friday, April 8. For a complete list of guidelines and the submission form, please visit the Golden Rainbow website.

Drawing thousands of supporters every year, “Ribbon of Life” is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraising spectacular is an original production unlike any other in Las Vegas, featuring custom production numbers from the best singers, dancers and performers from premiere shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing new acts and talent, each year the audience is always surprised, thrilled and inspired by performances that are exclusive to ”Ribbon of Life.”
“Ribbon of Life” was presented for the first time by members of the entertainment industry who saw a need for a support system when one of their colleagues faced HIV/AIDS. To raise awareness and money to fight the disease, the entertainers organized a show, which became the annual “Ribbon of Life Spectacular.” The show, then called “Golden Rainbow,” led to the creation of the nonprofit organization. “Ribbon of Life” is now one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada.

Tickets for the 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraiser are priced at $35, $50, $100 and $200 and will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. All proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow’s mission to provide housing and direct financial assistance to Southern Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS and to support prevention education.

Keep up with the latest news on the 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” event on Facebook or Twitter.
About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit http://www.goldenrainbow.org/ or call 702.384.2899.

Peter Bjorn and John’s “Gimme Some” Out Next Week/Live On The Tonight Show 3/24!

Peter Bjorn and John’s Gimme Some Out Next Week

Catch Them Live On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday March 24th!

Peter Bjorn and John’s new album Gimme Some comes out in just one week on March 29th on Star Time International. If you haven’t already heard the upbeat catchy first single “Second Chance,” watch the guys play it live on Thursday’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

In anticipation of the release, NPR has set up a first listen! Giving their stamp of approval, calling the album “…inspired, melodic, wildly infectious…” NPR is streaming the entire album at: http://www.npr.org/2011/03/21/134661375/first-listen-peter-bjorn-and-john-gimme-some?sc=fb&cc=fmp

KCRW in conjunction with NPR posted the album preview of Gimme Some noting the album’s “…inescapably hooky tunes…” – Check it out here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/ap/ap110321peter_bjorn_and_john

And for those of you who are not stalking Peter Bjorn and John online and in print, some recent quotes by the press on the album:

“Gritty guitar, boy-next-door vocals, and the best use of a cowbell since Will Ferrell’s Blue Oyster Cult sketch on SNL.” – Marie Claire

“…punk-octane velocity…” SPIN Magazine

“…a new dimension to the group…” FILTER Magazine

“…addictively catchy indie rock…” MAXIM

“…blistering…delightfully mopey…” Paper Magazine

“…totally infections…” RCRD LBL

“…up-tempo, no-nonsense indie-rock…” – VOGUE

The band will be hitting the road on a headlining US tour kicking of April 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA to support the new album. Catch them at the following shows, but tickets are selling fast with both New York shows sold out already!

Apr. 28th Masquerade (Heaven Stage) Atlanta, GA
29th Cats Cradle Carrboro, NC
30th 9:30 Club Washington, DC

May 1st Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
2nd Bowery Ballroom New York, NY *** SOLD OUT ***
3rd Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY *** SOLD OUT ***
5th Paradise Boston, MA
6th Lee’s Place Toronto, ON
7th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
10th Neumos Seattle, WA
11th Venue Vancouver, BC
12th Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
13th Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
14th El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA

NOVA Science Series Presents “Japan’s Killer Quake”

NOVA Science Series Presents JAPAN’S KILLER QUAKE
Original documentary airs March 30 on Vegas PBS

NOVA science series presents Japan’s Killer Quake, an original one-hour documentary at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 on Vegas PBS. The program takes viewers moment by moment through Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The program gives scientific context to the chain of events responsible for one of the most destructive disasters in recorded history with first-person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists currently on the scene.

Japan’s March 11 earthquake was the world’s fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900. The tsunami rushed Japan’s coast with 30-foot waves and traveled six miles inland, wiping out entire towns in minutes.

About Vegas PBS
For more than 43 years, Vegas PBS has provided Southern Nevada with high quality, commercial-free television and cable programming, online media, and media delivery technology. Vegas PBS provides broadcast TV and cable over seven channels with an additional six educational channels provided directly to school classrooms. Vegas PBS local productions include Nevada Week in Review, Inside Education, Recession Rx, Outdoor Nevada, Homework Hotline, Varsity Quiz, Remembering the Holocaust: Las Vegas Survivors Tell Their Stories, Building Vegas GREENer, Fit Kids/Active Families, School Matters, Capitol Issues, and election debates. Visit www.VegasPBS.org for additional information and programming highlights. Follow Vegas PBS on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and updates.