Magical Memories Ft. Disney Fine Art Announces May Lineup of Artist Appearances and Interactive Art Experiences

 

MAGICAL MEMORIES FEATURING DISNEY FINE ART HOSTS LIVE PAINTING, FREE DRAWING CLASSES, BOOK SIGNINGS, MEET AND GREETS AND MORE WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS

The Fire Within: Trevor Carlton

Upcoming Guests Include John Ramirez, Tim Rogerson and Trevor Carlton at the Flagship Gallery inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Bringing the beloved stories and characters to life for families and fans of all ages through innovative art products and experiences, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art is hosting free, special artist events at the gallery. Live performance painting, free drawing classes for all ages and skill levels, book signings, meet and greets and more with many of the most popular and prolific Disney fine artists are planned for the coming weeks.
The schedule of free events and artist appearances is as follows:

May 4 – 5 | John Ramirez

Artist John Ramirez will be painting and signing live at the gallery on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 from noon – 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. He will teach a free class for all ages and skill levels on how to draw cartoon characters on Friday and on Saturday from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

John Ramirez is a professional animator, storyboard and visual development artist, designer, illustrator and art director. His work can be seen in many feature films, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Hercules, Toy Story II and Tom and Jerry, The Fast and the Furriest and Disney TV Elena of Avalor. A versatile artist, he has applied his creative skills in many fields, including being on the design team of theme parks around the world including numerous museum exhibits, parades, mascots and award-winning floats in Asia, Australia and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Highlights include design work for Lotte World, Everland, The Taejon Expo and The 2010 Baekje Parade in South Korea. Also The Yokohama Expo, Kurashiki Tivoli Park, Park Espana in Ise-shima Japan and has done concept design for Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.

May 11 – 13 | Tim Rogerson and Trevor Carlton

Tim and Trevor will be painting live and signing works Friday, May 11 from noon – 2 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 12 from noon – 3 p.m. On Saturday night, you can catch the artistic duo painting live at the first annual Pinecrest Academy Master Teacher Gala. Tim will be painting live at the gallery on Sunday, May 13 from noon – 2 p.m., and again from 4 -6 p.m.

As an Orlando, Florida native, Tim Rogerson developed an early bond with Disney’s iconic characters and mythology through his father’s work with Disney Parks as an Entertainment Director. After completing art school at the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design he worked as a character artist on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom® Park. Tim was then discovered on the world stage as a fine art painter and became an official artist of the Disney Fine Art collection.

Widely-known for his mesmerizing live performances in which he paints beloved Disney characters in a matter of minutes and all set to music, Trevor Carlton, is one of the most popular Disney Fine Artists. He will be performing his live painting and signing his work.

Hot Shoes: Trevor Carlton
Strings of Temptation: Tim Rogerson

About Magical Memories Featuring Disney Fine Art:
Bringing the beloved stories and characters to life for families and fans of all ages through innovative art products and experiences, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art is the premier dealer of a diverse portfolio of limited edition giclees, serigraphs, mixed media prints and original paintings inspired by the rich artistic heritage of Disney. The leading gallery also features a wide selection of new and vintage animation-related collectibles and publications spanning the portfolio of all Disney animation studios.

Located on the Terrace Level of The Forum Shops near the top of the iconic spiral escalator and near the top of the Neptune escalator, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art, is open Sunday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and from 10 a.m. – midnight Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.magicalmemoriesforumshops.com.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is Coming to Las Vegas Aug. 8 – 13, 2017 at The Smith Center; Tickets on Sale June 16!

IS COMING TO LAS VEGAS
OPENING AUG. 8 – 13, 2017 AT THE SMITH CENTER
TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 16, 2017

“A DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING new musical comedy that brings down the house!”
–New York Post

“FRESH, IRREVERENT and HYSTERICAL!”
Associated Press

 The completely original new musical SOMETHING ROTTEN!, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN), with music and lyrics by GRAMMY® Award winner and Tony® Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony® Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony® Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 8 – 13, 2017. Book your tickets online at www.TheSmithCenter.com, call 702.749.2000 or visit The Smith Center box office.

Nominated for 10 Tony® Awards including “Best Musical,” SOMETHING ROTTEN! comes to Las Vegas with three principal cast members directly from Broadway: Rob McClure as “Nick Bottom,” Adam Pascal as “Shakespeare” and Josh Grisetti as “Nigel Bottom.” The touring cast also features Maggie Lakis as “Bea,” Blake Hammond as “Nostradamus,” Autumn Hurlbert as “Portia,” Scott Cote as “Brother Jeremiah” and Jeff Brooks as “Shylock.”

 

The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction/conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Steve Bebout (associate director) and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.

 

From the director of ALADDIN, co-director of THE BOOK OF MORMON and the producer of RENT, AVENUE Q and IN THE HEIGHTS, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful… something for everyone… It’s SOMETHING ROTTEN! – “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years” (Time Out New York)!

 

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!

 

Follow SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Twitter: @RottenBroadway, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

ABOUT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

Aladdin’s March Magic Comes to Neon Museum, March 14

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ALADDIN

ALADDIN’S MARCH MAGIC COMES TO NEON MUSEUM, SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 5 TO 7 P.M.

The Neon Museum Boneyard and Boneyard Park will provide a magical backdrop for a very special family event in March. The museum will host Aladdin’s March Magic on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is designed for preschoolers through third graders, accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the cost is $5 per person; limited space is available.

During the event, the Neon Boneyard “Genie” will perform a dramatic reading of the traditional version of the Aladdin folktale in the Boneyard Park. After story time, participants will make a magic “flying carpet” with paper and markers before learning to “fly” their carpet around the park.

Next, everyone will “fly” their carpets into the Neon Boneyard in search of Aladdin’s lamp (rumored to be lost in Las Vegas). When they find the lamp, all will gather around to enjoy magic tricks performed by the Genie, before learning some magic tricks themselves. Attendees will be encouraged to take photos beside Aladdin’s lamp and, finally, will receive a magical “wish jewel” to take home, along with their magic carpets.

Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Latecomers cannot be accommodated due to the sequential nature of the program. To make reservations, go to www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby; the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, a separate outdoor exhibition space which is open for educational programs, photography shoots, weddings and special events; as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.NeonMuseum.org.

 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival Brings Beloved Characters and Modern Beats to the Orleans Arena October 3-5

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Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival Brings Beloved Characters and Modern Beats to the Orleans Arena October 3-5

Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the Disney classics “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid” and Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story” remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival October 3, 4 and 5.

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all-star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions. The show will kick-off with a state-of-the-art video projection of a frenzy backstage, which spills onto the stage as Mickey welcomes guests to his concert tour. Thereafter, the audience will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with characters Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie.

Audiences will embark on an exciting journey, head underwater to meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm; and stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie showcase their boogie skills rodeo-style.  Audience members are encouraged to connect with the Disney stars and sing, dance and laugh along during the interactive show.

The show’s father-daughter production team, Kenneth Feld and Alana Feld, hand-selected award-winning creative talents whose credits span from working with Madonna to winning a Latin Grammy® Award to designing hundreds of costumes for Disney theme park shows, including director/choreographer Fred Tallaksen, writer Jeremy Desmon, scenic designer Rick Papineau, costume designer Cynthia Nordstrom, lighting designer Sam Doty and music director Stan Beard.

Showtimes vary. Tickets are available from $20 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena box office at 702-284-7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.
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About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 250 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in both the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. The Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP certification by OSHA for its commitment to safe venue operations.   For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter (@orleansarena).

El Cortez Hosts “Vintage Vegas Foods” Street Food Throwdown

 

El Cortez Hosts “Vintage Vegas Foods”

Street Food Throwdown

 

 El Cortez Hotel & Casino will host a “Vintage Vegas Foods” Street Food Throwdown on East Fremont Street Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m.

At the event, local street vendors and food trucks will compete to create classic dishes inspired by El Cortez’s Vintage Dining Menu. The event is fueled by the popularity of El Cortez’s Vintage Menu and stellar reputation for having the premier street vendors and food trucks in downtown Las Vegas. El Cortez has quickly become downtown Las Vegas’ hotspot for food trucks due to the success of the monthly Vegas StrEATs festival and the property’s Midweek Much event.

There will be multiple food trucks competing in the event to see who can create the best vintage-inspired dish using El Cortez’s Vintage Menu as the model for their new creations. Bartenders from the El Cortez will also be on hand to stir up drinks from the property’s popular Vintage Cocktail Menu.

 

El Cortez introduced their Vintage Dining and Vintage Cocktail Menus in 2011 to celebrate the property’s 70th anniversary.  The dining menu draws on classic recipes from around the Las Vegas Valley, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin.  The cocktail menu features classic cocktails such as the side car, the mint julep, the blood and sand and the aviation – some of which originated as early as the 1700s.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options in the casino Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez, the property’s 24-hour diner; The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals serving the finest steaks and freshest seafood; and Gambling Gourmet, a delicious menu of casino favorites served game side to players. 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.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

 

Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.

 

El Cortez Hosts “Vintage Vegas Foods” Street Food Throwdown

El Cortez Hosts “Vintage Vegas Foods”
Street Food Throwdown
El Cortez Hotel & Casino will host a “Vintage Vegas Foods” Street Food Throwdown on East Fremont Street Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m.
At the event, local street vendors and food trucks will compete to create classic dishes inspired by El Cortez’s Vintage Dining Menu. The event is fueled by the popularity of El Cortez’s Vintage Menu and stellar reputation for having the premier street vendors and food trucks in downtown Las Vegas. El Cortez has quickly become downtown Las Vegas’ hotspot for food trucks due to the success of the monthly Vegas StrEATs festival and the property’s Midweek Much event.
There will be multiple food trucks competing in the event to see who can create the best vintage-inspired dish using El Cortez’s Vintage Menu as the model for their new creations. Bartenders from the El Cortez will also be on hand to stir up drinks from the property’s popular Vintage Cocktail Menu.
El Cortez introduced their Vintage Dining and Vintage Cocktail Menus in 2011 to celebrate the property’s 70th anniversary.  The dining menu draws on classic recipes from around the Las Vegas Valley, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin.  The cocktail menu features classic cocktails such as the side car, the mint julep, the blood and sand and the aviation – some of which originated as early as the 1700s.
About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options in the casino Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez, the property’s 24-hour diner; The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals serving the finest steaks and freshest seafood; and Gambling Gourmet, a delicious menu of casino favorites served game side to players. 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.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.
Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Introduces Vintage Dining and Cocktail Menus in Honor of 70th Anniversary


El Cortez Hotel & Casino Introduces Vintage

Dining and Cocktail Menus in Honor of 70th Anniversary

El Cortez Hotel & Casino continues the celebration of its storied past by introducing vintage dining and cocktail menus in honor of its 70th anniversary.

Throughout 70 years, El Cortez has gone through several menu overhauls at its dining establishments. To fuel guests’ excitement for the anniversary, the historic hotel-casino has decided to dust off some of Las Vegas’ old recipe books and reintroduce a few classic favorites. The dishes selected were some of the premier dining options featured at the town’s best restaurants in years past, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin.

The cocktail menu will celebrate the history of mixology by educating guests on the origins of classic cocktails while offering a chance for them to enjoy their favorites. The menu will include cocktails such as the side car, which originated in the 1920s during World War I; the mint julep, which originated in the 1700s and is one of the country’s oldest cocktails; the blood and sand, a drink from the 1930 premiere of a Rudolph Valentino film; and the aviation, a drink created in the 1910s by the head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York.

After spending a few weeks to once again perfect the iconic dishes, El Cortez’s chefs are proud to present the vintage dining menu:

Appetizers

Oysters Rockefeller
Fresh shucked Kusshi oysters baked with fresh spinach, hollandaise sauce and Pernod

Escargot a’la bourguignon
Petit-Gris Escargot with garlic butter

Salads

Hearts of palm
Tender hearts of palm with lemon vinaigrette

Asparagus salad
Chilled asparagus, caper pimento vinaigrette

Entrees

Tournedos of beef Rossini
Twin Filet Mignonettes, pan fried in butter, topped with pate Foie Gras and Madeira demi-glace


Chicken Kiev
Herb butter filled boneless breast of chicken, panko crusted and deep-fried

Desserts

Strawberries Romanoff
Fresh hulled strawberries macerated in Cointreau and orange juice, served with fresh whipped cream and ice cream

Peach Melba
Peach halves over vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberry puree

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and 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 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. 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. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.