Victory’s Bar & Grill Brings New Saturday Karaoke Nights to Cannery Casino Hotel

Victory’s Bar & Grill Brings New Saturday Karaoke Nights to Cannery Casino Hotel


Cannery Casino Hotel, the entertainment destination property located in North Las Vegas, just minutes from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Nellis Air Force Base, introduces new Saturday karaoke nights with DJ Miguel at the 24-hour Victory’s Bar & Grill. Guests are invited to visit to sing the night away while enjoying a variety of drink specials.

To kick-off the karaoke series in full force, Steph MacKenzie from 97.1 The Point will host a live radio remote Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m. inviting Las Vegas locals to come out and experience the first night of fun.

Also highlighted in the lineup of entertainment at Victory’s Bar & Grill is Guest DJ Riano each Friday night spinning top hip hop, R&B, country western and rock ’n’ roll hits from 7 p.m. to midnight. Guests can also enjoy Summer Happy Hour Monday through Friday, featuring $2 tequila and whisky shots, $3 margaritas, $5 long island ice teas and PBR pints for $1.50, as well as $5 shrimp skewers and personal pizzas starting at $5.


Karaoke with DJ Miguel
Each Saturday August through October from 8 p.m. to midnight, starting Aug. 5

Guest DJ Riano
Each Friday in August and September from 7 p.m. to midnight

Summer Happy Hour
Mondays through Fridays in August from 5-9 p.m.


Victory’s Bar & Grill, Cannery Casino Hotel

2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Celebrity Happy Hour Benefits JDRF Las Vegas at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

Celebrity Happy Hour Benefits JDRF Las Vegas


Representatives of JDRF Las Vegas are presented with a $1,000 donation from the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower at Thursday’s Celebrity Happy Hour at McCall’s Heartland Grill.  The donation was made on behalf of Old School 105.7 radio host Lynn Briggs who hosted Thursday’s Celebrity Happy Hour event and whose family is affected by diabetes. This is the third Celebrity Happy Hour held at McCall’s new Whiskey Bar offering a vast selection of domestic and imported whiskey. Each Celebrity Happy Hour host has paired with a local nonprofit which receives a $1,000 donation at the event.  The final Celebrity Happy Hour is Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Steph Mackenzie of 97.1 The Point. She is supporting the Children’s Heart Foundation’s Walk With The Heart of a Child


Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

(L to R) Todd Ford, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower; Joyce Conroy, JDRF Las Vegas, Sara Nicastro, JDRF Las Vegas; Lynn Briggs, 105.7 Old School; Laiyla Bass, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.

Celebrity Happy Hours at McCall’s Heartland Grill to Benefit Local Charities

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McCall’s Heartland Grill Unveils New Whiskey Bar With 

Celebrity Happy Hours Benefiting Local Charities


There’s nothing like celebrating a special event with good friends, good drinks, a little food and a few celebrities. 

This April, McCall’s Heartland Grill at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will debut The Whiskey Bar.  The bar is stocked with a generous selection featuring some of the best American made bourbons and whiskeys, providing one of the Las Vegas Strip’s best selections of flavors, ingredients, blends and tastes. Whiskey has quickly become the drink of choice at dining establishments and celebratory events across the country.  In addition to the vast selection, McCall’s wants to provide an approachable and comfortable atmosphere in which to experience and enjoy one of the world’s best known drinks.

To help kick things off, McCall’s Heartland Grill is planning a series of Celebrity Happy Hours. We’ve invited some of the Valley’s best known radio hosts to come join in on the fun! 

Each Celebrity Happy Hour will feature a radio host “host” who will mix and mingle with the crowd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Whiskey Bar at McCall’s Heartland Grill. Each event is open to the public and will feature several whiskey drink and food specials. 

The Stratosphere, known for its recent “Take Vegas Back” campaign, is also revealing its “Give Vegas Back” effort as it supports several nonprofit organizations in the community. For their part in our Celebrity Happy Hour events, the Stratosphere will make a $1,000 donation on behalf of each radio host to the nonprofit organization of their choice. 

Celebrity Happy Hours:

April 2, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carla Rea, is co-host of the 96.3 KKLZ Morning Show, with Mike O’Brian and Carla Rea. Carla is supporting the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

April 9, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dayna Roselli, host of “Carlos and Dayna in the Morning” on NewsRadio 100.5 KXNT. Dayna is supporting the Nevada SPCA.

April 16, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lynn Briggs is Midday host for Old School 105.7. Lynn is supporting JDRF.

April 23, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Steph Mackenzie is co-host of  “Foxx and Mackenzie” on 97.1 The Point; Steph is supporting Walk with the Heart of a Child.

The Whiskey Bar at McCall’s Heartland Grill will offer a number of brands:

Kentucky Bourbon

  •      Angel’s Envy
  •      Baker’s – Small Batch
  •      Basil Hayden’s – Small Batch
  •      Blanton’s Single Barrel
  •      Booker’s – Small Batch
  •      Buffalo Trace
  •      Bulleit
  •      Elijah Craig – 12 Year Small Batch
  •      Four Roses Yellow Label 80°
  •      Four Roses Small Batch 90°
  •      Jim Beam
  •      Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
  •      Knob Creek – Small Batch
  •      Maker’s Mark – Small Batch
  •      Wild Turkey 101
  •      Woodford Reserve – Small Batch
  •      Tennessee Whiskey
  •      Jack Daniel’s #8
  •      Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
  •      Gentleman Jack

Rye Whiskey

  •       Jim Beam Rye
  •       White Whiskey
  •       Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost 80 proof
  •       Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash
  •       Kentucky Moonshine
  •       Stillhouse
  •       South Carolina Moonshine
  •       Firefly

Canadian Whisky

  •       Crown Royal
  •       Crown Royal Reserve

Irish Whiskey

  •        Jameson

Blended Scotch Whisky

  •        Chivas 12
  •        Johnny Walker Black
  •        Johnny Walker Platinum
  •        Johnny Walker Blue

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  •        Glenlivet 12
  •        Glenlivet Nadurra 16
  •        Glenlivet 18


The signature drink of The Whiskey Bar is the Midnight McCall’s.  A blend of muddled blackberries, fresh mint, Pama® pomegranate liqueur, simple syrup, Cointreau® and Knob Creek® Whiskey.


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Photo credit: Francis & Francis Photography

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


Beginning this weekend, Sam’s Town’s ‘Toast of the Town’ variety show moving to Sunday afternoons

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Sam’s Town’s ‘Toast of the Town’ Moving to Sunday Afternoons

By popular demand, Sam’s Town Live’s signature weekly show, “Toast of the Town,” is moving to Sundays at 1 p.m., starting June 1. The weekly variety show features an ever-changing lineup of popular Strip performers and is free to B Connected members.

“We’ve had a large number of guests tell us they’d like to see Toast of the Town, but were unavailable on weekdays,” said Melanie Mabry, Director of Marketing at Sam’s Town Las Vegas. “By moving the show to the weekend, more locals and tourists than ever will have the opportunity to check out this great show.”

To kick off its new time slot, the June 1 show will feature appearances by many local Strip veteran entertainers. The lineup includes Clint Holmes, Kelly Clinton, Doug Starks (host of the Suncoast Showroom’s “Las Vegas Has Talent”), Scotty Allen (DJ at 97.1 – The Point), Paul Draper (“Mysteries of the Mind”), Chris Randall of “Scandal Magic” and more.

Doors open at noon and the show begins at 1 p.m. B Connected members can swipe their card at any B Connected Kiosk on Sundays to get a ticket voucher for the show.  B Connected membership is required to attend.

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Goes Head-To-Head With Las Vegas Personalities in Ultimate Spicy Food Challenge, May 29



Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and AEG Live Las Vegas will donate $1,000 to charity of winner’s choice


What :Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal faces off with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino executives and Las Vegas personalities during Bumblefoot’s Spicy Food Challenge inside Pink Taco on Thursday, May 29. Contestants will test their spice tolerance alongside Bumblefoot, and the participant that lasts the longest will be declared winner. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and AEG Live Las Vegas will provide the champion with a $1,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice and a gift bag. Potential benefitting charities include Amazing Gracie, Keep Memory Alive, Las Vegas Valley Human Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Wounded Warrior Project, The Shade Tree, among others.


Bumblefoot, a world-renowned and critically-acclaimed guitarist, has a special gift of consuming some of the world’s hottest foods. His tolerance is currently at 7.1 million Scoville units, which is three times stronger than commercial-grade pepper spray weapons.


Pink Taco will prepare several dishes with various levels of spices, each round getting hotter and hotter. Among the participants will be some of the property’s key organizers for the Guns N’ Roses’ An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! residency including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Chief Operating Officer Jody Lake, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Vice President of Entertainment Chas Smith and AEG Live Las Vegas’ Vice President of Booking Bobby Reynolds.Smith will also fulfill hosting duties. In addition, several of the city’s well-known media personalities will brave the contest.


Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal
, Guns N’ Roses guitarist
Jody Lake
, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino chief operating officer                               
Chas Smith, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino vice president of entertainment
Bobby Reynolds, AEG Live Las Vegas vice president of booking                               
Lorrin Bond, 97.1 The Point radio personality
Sarah Feldberg, Las Vegas Weekly editor
Brian Hammer, Morning Host 107.9 BOB-FM
John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Sun editor at large
Al Miller, KOMP 92.3 radio personality
Mayleen Ramey, OK! TV host and producer
Kim Wagner, KSNV Ch. 3 co-host of “Wake Up With the Wagners” and “News 3 at Noon”            

Thursday, May 29
Noon to 1 p.m.  Challenge

Pink Taco
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169


DetailsGuns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!
May 28, 30 – 31; June 4, 6 – 7
Designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live, Guns N’ Roses’ An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!  features an all-new production to highlight the band’s legacy. The residency allows concertgoers to get up-close-and-personal with Guns N’ Roses while the group performs everything from its greatest hits to a few lesser-known but beloved songs.


Ticket prices start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees). To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. Room and show packages are available at



About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

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 Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin& Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

HELP of Southern Nevada 2013 Event Listings




Walker Furniture’s 20th Annual “Home for the Holidays” Program
Now through Dec. 1
HELP of Southern Nevada reminds members of the community that know of a local family in need of new furniture to submit a letter to Walker Furniture’s “Home for the Holidays” program before the Dec. 1 deadline. Now in its 20th year, the “Home for the Holidays” program pairs 28 local families with new furniture in time for the holiday season.  HELP of Southern Nevada contributes their services to the program by using expertly trained staff to identify which nominated families display the most genuine need for the furnishings.

Anyone with a family or individual in mind should submit their story to company president, Larry Alterwitz for consideration. Nominations can be mailed to Larry Alterwitz, CEO (Walker Furniture/ 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd./ Las Vegas, NV 89106), faxed to (702) 384-7772, or e-mailed to  Additionally, letters can be submitted online by visiting The 28 recipients will be announced at a special luncheon on Dec. 11. Furniture deliveries will begin on Dec. 13.


97.1 The Point Turkey-Thon
Nov. 21 to 23
Each Thanksgiving, HELP of Southern Nevada teams up with 97.1 The Point and 8 News Now to provide more than 1,200 families with a Thanksgiving meal. Donations of frozen turkeys and fixings will be accepted from Nov. 21 to 23 at three Smith’s Food & Drug Store locations: 7130 N. Durango Drive on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 10616 S. Eastern Avenue on Friday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and 9851 W. Charleston Boulevard on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to donate money online can do so by visiting and writing “Thanksgiving” in the subject line on the donation page. A family of four can be fed with just $35.


Holiday Closures
Nov. 28; Dec. 2; Dec. 4; Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
HELP of Southern Nevada’s offices on East Flamingo Rd. will be closed intermittently as the holidays approach. Upcoming closures are Nov. 28; Dec. 2; Dec. 4; Dec. 24 to Jan. 6. Normal office hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday will resume on Monday, Jan. 6. Those seeking assistance during the closures may call Nevada 2-1-1 by dialing 211 on a touch-tone phone or texting your five-digit zip code to TXT211 or 891211.


15th Annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive
Dec. 5 to 16
Now in its 15th year, Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo will host a toy drive at 6226 W. Sahara Avenue with Chet living on the 30-foot scaffolding throughout the entire drive. After the drive, HELP of Southern Nevada will distribute the toys to more than 3,000 families in need.


Volunteers are needed Wednesday through Sunday evenings during the drive, with each shift running from midnight to 6 a.m. Those interested in volunteering or in need of more information should contact Joan Lima at


Application Intake
Dec. 2 to 16
Volunteers needed between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist clients with their applications for holiday programs at HELP of Southern Nevada’s main campus (1640 E. Flamingo) to ensure that all areas of the form are completed. Volunteers are needed between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Those interested in volunteering or in need of more information should contact Joan Lima at


$10 on the 10th Donor Program
Become a recurring donor with HELP of Southern Nevada’s $10 on the 10th, a program that encourages Southern Nevada residents to help make a difference in their community by donating $10 on the 10th of every month. Those wishing to sign up can visit and click the “Get Involved” page to scroll down and donate, labeling “$10 on the 10th” in the description.


Round It Up At Yard House
Support HELP of Southern Nevada by visiting Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas all year long and participating in Round It Up America®, a program that gives diners around the country the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by donating pocket change to local nonprofits. Each check at Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas contains a line where patrons can donate to HELP of Southern Nevada by simply rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful in assisting HELP of Southern Nevada serve the community through its various programs.


Winder Farms Grocery Home Delivery
Sign up for Winder Farms Grocery Home Delivery and the grocer will donate $25 to HELP of Southern Nevada as well as give each registrant a $25 Winder Farms credit. The sign-up includes a 40 delivery commitment. Those wishing to sign up must enter promo code HELPSN13 on the sign-up screen at or call 1-800-WINDER1.


Las Vegas Review-Journal Gives
Donate $10 to HELP of Southern Nevada by signing up for a new, pre-paid subscription for the Las Vegas Review-Journal through the RJ Gives program. Subscriptions are $80 per year for four days a week or $117 per year for seven days a week. To order, visit and select HELP of Southern Nevada from the drop-down menu.


Visit  or contact Abby Quinn at for more information.

HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit


Easter Seals Nevada Honors “Five Fascinating Women” at Four Seasons Hotel for First Annual Women’s Tea, August 21


Easter Seals Nevada Honors “Five Fascinating Women” at Four Seasons Hotel
for First Annual Women’s Tea, August 21

Tickets Now on Sale for Event Acknowledging the Outstanding Community Support
of Business Leaders in Las Vegas

 On Wednesday, August 21, Easter Seals Nevada, the nonprofit that serves more than 8,000 Nevadans with disabilities every year, will host its first annual Women’s Tea event at the Four Seasons Hotel to honor the outstanding community support of five women in Las Vegas. Tickets for the event are now on sale at

This year’s honorees include:

  • Neyda Becker, Past Chairman of the Board, Easter Seals Nevada
  • Dawn Gibbons, Senior Vice President Communication & Government Relations, KSNV TV-3
  • Darlene Krenitz, Controller, SHFL entertainment
  • Jerrie Merritt, Senior Vice President Community Development, Bank of Nevada
  • Kate Whiteley, Vice President of Public Relations, Kirvin Doak Communications


Attendees and tea lovers are invited to wear their favorite fascinators and enjoy the Tea Garden, sponsored by Naakiti Floral, which will showcase exceptional women business owners in the valley.  Following the Tea Garden, Steph Mackenzie of 97.1 The Point will host the event that will include a delicious assortment of fine teas, divine pastries and petite sandwiches and a special presentation on 2013 fall fashions by one of Nordstrom’s personal stylist managers. Attendees will also have the chance to win a fabulous purse by Henri Bendel as a door prize.

The First Annual Women’s Tea will help fund Easter Seals Nevada’s “Make the First Five Count,” a program that works to identify early developmental delays in children under five years of age and strives to start vital therapies during the critical early years.

Tickets are $46 per person and must be purchased prior to the event at At the event, there is a minimum pledge of $125 for attendees that is payable over one year.


About Easter Seals Nevada
Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges.  We work to address our community’s social service gaps, and to leverage partnerships and other strategic opportunities to increase participation in economic and civic life for all people.  Easter Seals Nevada is one of Nevada’s largest community disability agencies serving more than 8,000 people with disabilities and their families each year. To keep up with Easter Seals Nevada’s news and events, follow us on Twitter @EasterSealsNV and like us on Facebook or visit our website at

Las Vegas Making Strides Event brings in $350,000 gross to fight breast cancer


Today, the American Cancer Society announced that more than $350,000 was raised at its 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® of Las Vegas event on Saturday October 6, 2012 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. More than 10,000 dedicated community members participated in this inspirational 5K/3-mile walk to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of early detection and prevention and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to further the progress against this disease.

The American Cancer Society uses the money raised at Making Strides events to fund lifesaving breast cancer research, provide up-to-date breast cancer information, ensure all women have access to breast cancer screening and treatments – regardless of income – and to provide services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Sponsors of this year’s Making Strides event included:  Kahunaville, Target, UnitedHealthcare, 97.1 The Point, The CW Las Vegas, La Buena 101.9, Estrella TV, Walgreens,  Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, My LVTV, Las Vegas Review-Journal, El Tiempo  and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa.

For more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and other American Cancer Society breast cancer programs, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and encourage communities worldwide to join the fight. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


Laugh Your ACTS Off While Supporting Safe Nest Shelter

Laugh Your ACTS Off While Supporting Safe Nest Shelter

Talent Show August 10 at Green Valley Ranch

Many talent shows have talent, but only one can say it benefits the Southern Nevada community!

The Advertising Community Talent Show (ACTS) will have you laughing your way to a great time while also supporting a valuable resource in our community, the Safe Nest shelter for domestic violence victims and their families.

The annual talent show is scheduled for Friday, August 10, 2012 at Ovation Lounge inside Green Valley Ranch. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at Tickets can also be purchased at the box office the night of the event.

ACTS has attracted all types of performers including bands, dancers, singers, jugglers and magicians to perform in the show. The performers are rewarded knowing that 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Safe Nest. ACTS has raised $175,000 for this valuable community resource over the past 16 years!

Hosts for the event include Sherry Swensk of 8 News Now, Shawn Tempesta of The Morning Blend, Mix 94.1 and KXNT 100.5, Chet Buchanan 98.5 KLUC and Steph MacKenzie from 97.1 The Point.

Who can take part? At least one person in the performance group must be part of the Southern Nevada advertising community. It includes anyone who buys, sells, creates, designs or produces advertising, marketing or public relations. All performers must be at least 21 years old. Those wishing to take part simply submit their act information through the website and will be contacted about an audition.

All performers will be given free admission to the event. Those who come to watch the talent show will need to purchase a ticket which will become a donation to Safe Nest.

In addition to the entertaining performances, there will be a silent auction featuring tickets to well known shows on the Strip, gift cards to local businesses, raffle prizes and much more.

Safe Nest, a 501(c) 3 non profit agency, maintains more than 100 beds in confidential locations as a refuge for domestic violence victims to recover from the trauma of violence. It is Clark County’s largest and most comprehensive agency devoted solely to domestic violence issues. Safe Nest’s mission is to provide the resources for victims to transition into an abuse-free life, and to help create a world where domestic violence is no longer tolerated. Since 1978, Safe Nest has assisted more than 300,000 men, women and children. Additional information about Safe Nest can be found at

For additional information about the talent show, or those with questions on connections to the Southern Nevada advertising community, please contact Shannon Martin at or 702-332-1344.

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Reggae in the Desert brings smooth vibes to the valley in its 11th year

Reggae in the Desert brings smooth vibes to the valley in its 11th year 

Artists line up to play the daylong festival June 16

Reggae in the Desert, one of the most successful music festivals in Las Vegas, continues to spotlight national reggae acts. The daylong music festival, in its 11thyear, will take place on Saturday, June 16 from 12 noon till 11pm at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Kymani Marley, Third World, Israel Vibrations, Tribal Seeds, J Boog, Fiji, Pato Banton and Fortunate Youth round out this year’s impressive lineup.


Kymani Marley’s success began in the ’90s when he lit the torch and continued on with the legacy his father, legend Bob Marley, left behind. He teamed up with Pras of the Fugees and recorded a rendition of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue,” making this a defining moment of Marley’s career. Marley has released notable albums such as 1999’s The Journey, which reached #7 on the Billboard Reggae Album Charts, and his 2001 Grammy-nominated album Many More Roads. In 2007, Marley followed up with Radio, taking the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Album Charts. That same year, Marley opened for Van Halen’s North American Tour. Marley has collaborated with artists such as Mya, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Young Buck, Afu-Ra and more. Marley’s music reflects his appreciation for a mix of genres like world music, hip-hop, blues, rock and a grass roots sound with his loyalty to his Jamaican culture.


Third World is one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time. The group began their career in the early ’70s playing around the Kingston club scene, eventually making a name for themselves with their creative mix of R&B, funk, pop, rock, dancehall and rap. In 1974, Third World joined Bob Marley & the Wailers as an opening act on their European tour. More success came with a cover of The Abyssinian’s classic “Satta Massagana” and the release of their 1977 album 96° in the Shade. Third World produced more hits including their cover of the O’Jays’ “Now That We Found Love” and songs like “Cool Meditation,” “Dancing on the Floor (Hooked on Love),” “Try Jah Love,” and “Forbidden Love.” In 2003 Third World celebrated their 25th anniversary, and with their 2011 album Patriots, it is evident that the group will continue to make music for years to come.


Israel Vibrations got their start more than two decades ago when members Cicil “Skelly” Spence, Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin and Albert “Apple Gabriel” Craig met as children when the three were placed at the Mona Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica. Regardless of their illnesses, the trio found strength in songwriting and singing, eventually pursuing a music career with the support and encouragement of the local community. Israel Vibrations’ 1976 Same Song brought them success and was followed with albums such as On the Rock and Free to Move, both of which reached #1 on the CMJ New World Charts. Now, moving forward as a duo, Spence and Bulgin continue to bring positive vibes with their music, redefining “Roots Reggae” for the new age.


Tribal Seeds is a rock reggae group started by brothers Steven Rene Jacobo and Tony-Ray Jacobo from Southern Calif. Influenced by Bob Marley, Steel Pulse and Midnight, the group brings a rock vibe to classic roots style reggae. Tribal Seeds’ first two albums, 2008’s Tribal Seeds and 2009’s The Harvest, were both a part of iTunes’ “Best Of” list in the Reggae genre. The Harvest also debuted at #5 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. In 2008, Tribal Seeds was awarded the “Best World Music” title at the San Diego Music Awards. The band’s 2011 EP Soundwaves peaked at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. Tribal Seeds has shared the stage with artists including MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Stephen Marley and SOJA. Tribal Seed’s reintroduction of Roots Rock Reggae to the music groups makes the band stylistically unique to others.


J Boog was forever changed when his sister brought home a Bob Marley song book when they were kids. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, Calif., J Boog was inspired to stay off the streets and aimed to launch a successful music career. In 2006, J Boog moved to Hawaii to work on developing his skill and released his debut album Hear Me Now, eventually joining independent record label Wash House Music in 2007. In 2011 J Boog’s album Back Yard Boogie featured artists like Peeta Morgan of Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Rile, Fiji and Jacob Hemphill of SOJA. This young artist’s sound is a combination of authentic island music and genuine reggae, and with the common theme of love in his writing, it is clear that his music truly comes from the heart.


Fiji is one of the top-selling Pacific artists of this time. Also known as George Veikoso, Fiji made his debut in 1994 with the album Evolution. He followed it up with 1997’s Born & Raised, winning Hawaii Academy of Record Arts’ Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Favorite Entertainer of the Year. Since then, Fiji has released albums such as Grattitude, Le Loup, Transition and The Glue Hotel Tapes. With a blend of classic reggae, hip-hop, R&B and jazz, Fiji performs with a great amount of energy and an exotic sound that sets him apart.


Pato Banton is a Grammy-nominated artist, getting his start as the number one MC in Birmingham. With collaborations on songs like UB40’s “Hip-Hop Lyrical Robot” and “King Step” and Don Christie’s “Allo Tosh Got a Toshiba,” which reached #3 in the Independent Reggae Charts, a number of successful projects were launched with Fashion Records, Greensleeves and Island Records. Banton’s 1986 debut album Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton is regarded as an all-time reggae classic. Banton later followed up with Never Give In! and scored hits with songs like “Absolute Perfection,” “Don’t Sniff Coke,” “Handsworth Riot,” “Gwarn” and “Settle Satan.” His biggest success came when he recorded a cover of Eddy Grant’s “Baby Come Back” with Ali and Robin Campbell of UB40. More collaborative hit songs came soon after like “Bubbling Hot” with Ranking Roger and a reggae remix of “This Cowboy” with pop icon Sting. Banton has graced the stage with Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Burning Spear, Third World, Steel Pulse, Dennis Brown and Black Uhuru. With his most recent album, Destination Paradise, and the formation of a new band The Now Generation, Banton continues his aim to spread a spiritual message through his music.


Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae musicians who originally came from various bands. Upon touring, the group’s 2011 album Irie State of Mind climbed to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Fortunate Youth has shared the stage with groups like Groundation, The Abyssinians, Tribal Seeds, Sashamon, Toots & the Maytals, The Wailers, Katchafire, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations and more. With the high energy they present on stage, Fortunate Youth is sure leave audiences feeling exhilarated.

Blankets for lawn seating are permitted as well as one unopened/factory sealed bottle of water per person. Vendors in the Caribbean Islands Vendor Village will have Reggae- and Caribbean-style items, exhibits, food and beverages, as well as other fare. Domestic and imported beers will be available. ATMs are now available on site.

Sponsors include Southern NV Toyota Dealers Association, Brio Tuscan Grille, Miller Lite, Neon, Hot 97.5 KVEG, 97.1 The Point, The CW Las Vegas, My LVTV, and Insert Coins Videolounge Gamebar.

Doors open at noon and the event concludes at 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show. VIP packages are $60 in advance and include: an event t-shirt, event poster, artist meet n greet, air conditioned VIP Lounge with free wine tasting. Only cash is accepted at the door for tickets on the day of the show. Children ages five (5) or younger are free. All seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, visit For a complete list of performance times and additional information, visit the event website at

Downtown closes its streets for the 2012 ‘Save the Boobs’ Poker Run

Downtown closes its streets for the 2012 ‘Save the Boobs’ Poker Run

97.1 The Point, KOMP 92.3, Hogs & Heifers and Downtown 3rd hold annual fundraiser to benefit
American Cancer Society

Lotus Broadcasting’s 97.1 The Point, “#1 for Classic Rock,” and KOMP 92.3 FM…The Rock Station, holds its 2012 Save the Boobs Poker Run benefiting American Cancer Society at Hogs & Heifers. Representatives from 97.1 The Point and Hogs & Heifers will be on-hand and available for interviews.

Participants will pick cards at various stops to create their poker hand, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. The ride begins at O’Aces Bar & Grill, makes stops at Pioneer Saloon, Whiskey Dick’s, Las Vegas Harley Davidson and ends at Hogs & Heifers.

Once at Hogs & Heifers, the after-party begins with a barbecue provided by Triple George, live performance by Southern Stue and a live remote from 97.1 The Point, #1 for Classic Rock.  Entry to the poker run is still available for $30 a participant and $10 for a passenger; entry includes BBQ. There will be a raffle at the party with great prizes to be won; raffle tickets will be available day of the event.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. check in and KOMP 92.3 live remote
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. poker run stops
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. celebration and 97.1 The Point live remote

Registration and Poker Run Start
O’Aces Bar & Grill (between Sunset Rd. and 2-15)
9050 W. Post Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148

Final Poker Run Stop and After-Party
Hogs & Heifers
201 N. 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101


There is a Pre-Registration Party & BBQ on Saturday, April 14, from 10am-1pm, at Leather Headquarters – 4245 Boulder Highway. Prizes for the poker run include two round-trip tickets on Allegiant Airlines, $500 from Dollar Loan Center, weekend for two at Laughlin River Run and more. The ‘Worst Hand Boobie Prize’ winner will be given a set of saddlebags. Lotus Broadcasting gives thanks to its community partners Downtown 3rd, Hogs & Heifers, O’Aces Bar & Grill, Las Vegas Harley Davidson, Pioneer Saloon, Whiskey Dick’s, Leather Headquarters and Uniform Sports.



Lotus Broadcasting is home to KOMP 92.3, The Rock Station; KXPT 97.1 The Point, #1 for Classic Rock; KWID 101.9 La Buena; KWWN-ESPN Radio 1100, The Sports Leader; KBAD-FOX Sports Radio 920; and KENO-ESPN Deportes 1460. Lotus Communications Corp. is one of the largest privately owned Radio Station Groups in the United States. It was founded in 1962 by Howard A. Kalmenson, with the purchase of KWKW, one of Los Angeles’ original Spanish language radio stations. Lotus currently owns and operates a total of 27 radio stations in Arizona, California and Nevada. The formats consist of 13 English, 13 Spanish, and 1 Farsi.

97.1 The Point kicks off annual Turkey-Thon for H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada














WHAT:           97.1 The Point’s annual three-day, three-location Turkey-Thon, for H.E.L.P of Southern Nevada is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. POINT radio personalities will broadcast live each day, at Albertsons locations across the Valley, asking the community to donate frozen turkeys and fill the refrigeration truck that Reddy Ice provides. H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada estimates that they will need to distribute at least 1,200 turkeys this Thanksgiving. Non-perishable food items or cash cards are also needed. $25 can feed a family of four, or $40 can feed a larger family.  Some non-perishable food items needed include; stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, soups, apple sauce, jello mix, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, rice cake or muffin mix and gravy packets.


WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 17th – Saturday, Nov. 19th from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.


WHERE:       Thursday: Albertsons – 575 College Drive (College & Horizon)


                        Friday: Albertsons – 9725 S. Maryland Parkway (Maryland & Silverado Ranch)       


                        Saturday: Albertsons – 1650 N. Buffalo (Buffalo & Vegas)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: KXPT-97.1 The Point…#1 for Classic Rock, is a part of the Lotus Broadcasting-Las Vegas 6-station group. Weekday lineup: Foxx & MacKenzie in the Morning with Chris, Steph & Ken (5am to 9am), Kim Kelly (9am to 2pm) and Lorrin Bond (2pm to 7pm).

HELP of Southern Nevada assists over 100,000 low-income families and individuals to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available; social services, weatherization, community alternative sentencing, work opportunities readiness center, holiday assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 call center and homeless and youth services.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit