Freed’s Bakery to Support Las Vegas Charities with $1 Cupcake Fundraiser

Freed’s Bakery to Support Las Vegas
Charities with $1 Cupcake Fundraiser


In support of those affected by COVID-19 in Las Vegas, Freed’s Bakery—a popular family-owned establishment of 60 years, has launched a cupcake fundraiser to support  first responders and local charities in the community.

 

Freed’s Bakery now offers cupcakes available to purchase online, priced at $1 each, with the option of donating the dessert to either a local hospital, police station or fire station located in Las Vegas. Those who purchase the featured cupcakes will also have the option to choose which charity they would like proceeds to go to including Three Square, United Way of Southern Nevada, Delivering with Dignity and American Red Cross.

 

With three locations in the Las Vegas Valley, Freed’s Bakery and both Freed’s Dessert Shops will remain open and offer both curbside pickup and local delivery, which is now discounted by 50 percent. The local bakery, which was featured on Food Network’s hit show “Vegas Cakes,” has updated operations to focus on the needs of the community with the production of freshly baked bread. Bread offerings include White, Seeded Rye and Challah and are available for curbside pickup and delivery.

 

Freed’s baked goods are available at Freed’s Bakery located at 9815 S Eastern Ave., and both Freed’s Dessert Shops, located at 6475 N Decatur Blvd. and 10870 W. Charleston Ave., suite #110. More information may be found at freedsbakery.com or by calling the bakery at 702.456.7762.

 

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About Freed’s Bakery 

A favorite of locals and visitors, alike, Freed’s Bakery, located at 9815 S. Eastern Ave. in Las Vegas, has been serving up scrumptious sweets since 1959. The family-owned and operated bakery creates elaborate cakes, cookies, pastries and more. Freed’s imaginative designs have been showcased in Food Network’s popular show, “Vegas Cakes.” Freed’s Bakery has been voted “Best Bakery” for more than 35 years by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” poll Freed’s Bakery is open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays. Freed’s Dessert Shop, located at 6475 N. Decatur Blvd. in Northwest Las Vegas, is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Freed’s Dessert Shop, located at 10870 W. Charleston Ave, suite #110 in Summerlin, is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. More information about Freed’s Bakery and Freed’s Dessert Shops may be found by calling 702.456.7762, at www.freedsbakery.com and by following Freed’s Bakery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FreedsBakery.

Boo-tiful Sea Creatures and Wicked Cute Costumes Aplenty at Shark Reef Aquarium’s Hallow-Reef Festivities October 26-28

Boo-tiful Sea Creatures and Wicked Cute Costumes Aplenty at Shark Reef Aquarium’s Hallow-Reef Festivities October 26-28

 

What:
Exhibits and tunnels transform into spooky chambers and corridors with trick-or-treaters, costumes and jack-o-lanterns as Hallow-Reef returns to Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Guests (and ghosts) can celebrate the Halloween season while exploring unique creatures of land and sea.

On Friday, Oct. 26, in honor of Community Day, the American Red Cross will be on site for visitors interested in donating blood. Guests 17 years and older (or 16 years old with parental consent) who come out will receive complimentary admission to Hallow-Reef and parking on the day of donation. To make an appointment, guests can visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: Shark Reef Mandalay Bay.

Also on October 26, children 12 and under who visit Shark Reef in Halloween costumes will receive complimentary aquarium admission and sweet treats. The fun continues October 27 and 28 with a discounted Shark Reef admission of $7 for children 12 and under in costume as well as contests for the best animal costume and best overall costume. Winners will be treated with a complimentary birthday party package at Shark Reef Aquarium.

Where:
Shark Reef Aquarium
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

When:
Friday, Oct. 26 & Saturday, Oct. 27: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; last admission 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; last admission 7 p.m.
*American Red Cross booth open Friday, Oct. 26: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

Price:
Entry to Hallow-Reef is included in regular admission to Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey. Adults: $25; Children 4 – 12: $19; Children 3 and younger are free. Nevada residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price.

The Mob Museum Announces July Events

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY EVENTS

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for July.

Sixth Annual Blood Drive with American Red Cross, Tuesday, July 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mob Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive in the third floor Goodman Room. As part of its commitment to the community, the museum is pleased to offer one complimentary single admission to each person donating blood during the event. The ticket may be used through Dec. 31, 2018.

Jeff Novitzky and The War on Doping in Professional Sports, Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m. Novitzky is a former federal law enforcement agent. With a background in athletics, he was the relentless and exacting nemesis of celebrity dopers including Barry Bonds, Marion Jones, Lance Armstrong and others. Novitzky will share his experiences from some of those investigations, techniques he used as well as evidence he collected to find and stop those athletes who cheated to win.

Science of Crime – Latent Fingerprints, Saturday, July 14, 2 – 3 p.m. Forensic science is a complex discipline that encompasses more than a dozen distinct fields. This program in the Science of Crime series explores  the topic of latent prints and how forensic scientists match them in the course of an investigation. This program is presented in the Organized Crime Today exhibit on the first floor by The Mob Museum and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory.

Community Safety Forum – Home Safety, Sunday, July 15, 2 – 3 p.m. Each month, the Museum partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to offer FREE Community Safety Forums. These events, which include FREE Museum admission sponsored by NV Energy, address ways members of the public can inform and protect themselves. July’s forum will focus on home safety with discussion on Nevada laws that determine a home invasion, burglary and robbery. Officers will also share prevention strategies to help keep homes safe. Live-streaming of this presentation will be available on the Museum’s website.

Courtroom Conversation – Police Use of Force: Policies, Practices and Politics of Reform, Wednesday, July 25, 7 – 9 p.m. Join Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD); Christine Cole, safety and justice reform expert; Greg McCurdy, retired law enforcement executive; and Captain Kelly McMahill for this rare opportunity for citizens of Las Vegas to hear a frank and in-depth conversation among key players in the dramatic reforms of the LVMPD’s use-of-force policies and practices. Police use of force is one of the most contentious issues in America today. A number of controversial police shootings in the Las Vegas area in 2010 and 2011 prompted a federal inquiry, leading to comprehensive reforms within the LVMPD. The collaborative reform process has transformed the department into a national model for other police agencies to emulate. Panelists will explain and discuss the reforms to the LVMPD’s use-of-force policies and practices and how they have improved community relations. Admission for this event free for Museum Members or with general admission.

For more information about public programs at The Mob Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

Forum Shops Announces Second Annual Great Give

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Luxury Magazine and Retailers Join Forces for Second Annual GREAT GIVE in Support of Numerous Non-Profits Dec. 1-15
Local Charities, Shops and Restaurants including Links of London, Mulberry, Sandro, Anne Fontaine, Hugo Boss, Donald J Pliner, Charlotte Olympia and more with a Variety of Non-Profits including American Red Cross, Candlelighters, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Make-A-Wish and others
  In the spirit of the season, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace presents its second annual GREAT GIVE from Dec. 1-15. Partnering a number of its world-renowned retailers with a variety of local and national non-profits the two-week shopping event benefits a wide variety of charities and causes. Each participating retailer has a designated charity and will either donate a portion of sales from specific items, donate a flat percentage of sales or raise funds directly to benefit their partner charity.
“It was wonderful to see so many our retailers supporting charitable organizations and giving back last year,” said Maureen Crampton, Director of Business Development and Marketing at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. “This year, by partnering with our friends at Luxury Magazine and presenting a united program under the umbrella of the GREAT GIVE, we are able to collectively promote it and encourage guests to shop at their favorite shops and support many worthy causes during this time.”
*Participating retailers and their non-profit partners enjoyed a kick-off reception at The Palm Las Vegas inside The Forum Shops on Thursday, November 16th to mark the occasion. 
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has designated that all coins from the iconic fountains will be donated to the Las Vegas chapter of the American Red Cross. Other retailers and restaurants participating in the GREAT GIVE and their designated non-profit include:
Kiehl’s Since 1851                                          Feeding America
Brighton Collectibles                                      Candlelighters
Pandora                                                          Candlelighters
DKNY                                                              City Harvest
Tommy Bahama                                              Best Buddies
Sandro                                                             Dress For Success
The Palm Restaurant                                       Hope Food Truck
Montblanc                                                        Make-A-Wish
Links of London                                               Susan G. Komen
Jaeger-LeCoultre                                             Grant a Gift Autism Foundation
David Yurman                                                   Nevada Ballet Theatre
Ted Baker London                                            Opportunity Village
Charlotte Olympia                                            The Animal Foundation
Mulberry                                                           Keep Memory Alive (KMA)
Anne Fontaine                                                  Anne Fontaine Foundation
Skye Art Gallery                                               The Animal Foundation
Magical Memories ft. Disney Fine Art               Make-A-Wish
Hearts On Fire                                                  Ronald McDonald House
BOSS                                                                Ronald McDonald House
Donald J Pliner                                                  American Cancer Society
Of course, with the holidays fast approaching, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is ready to celebrate the season and help you deliver the perfect gift. The Forum Shops feature 160 specialty shops and restaurants including more than 50 that can exclusively be found in Las Vegas only at The Forum Shops. On Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, costumed Centurions will be roaming the center with special surprises for guests. 
Throughout the season, be sure to stop by the Atlantis Aquarium for a festive sight – the Holiday Elf Aquarists. Adorned with elf-style wet suits during this holiday season, the Elf Aquarists will feed the tropical fish beginning Dec. 15 throughout Christmas Day. Also, enjoy the whimsy and wonder of the captivating holiday store window displays and marvel among the classic Roman columns, arches and awe-inspiring statues that come to life. Always a perfect present, a gift card from The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Gift cards can be purchased at the Guest Services Center.
HOLIDAY HOURS
November 23rd: 10am – 11pm (Thanksgiving Day)
November 24th: 10am – midnight (Black Friday)
December 24th: 10am – 11pm (Christmas Eve)
December 25th: 10am – 11pm (Christmas Day)
December 31st:  10am – 6pm (New Year’s Eve) Note: Many restaurants stay open later
January 1st, 2017: 10am – 11pm (New Year’s Day)
About The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace:
Marking its milestone 25th anniversary this year, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace first opened in May 1992 to immediate success. Enjoying two subsequent expansions, The Forum Shops now offers 675,000 square feet of impressive retail, dining and entertainment options.  Featuring 160 specialty shops and restaurants, The Forum Shops is home to some of the most celebrated retailers including many that can be found nowhere else in Las Vegas. In addition to the distinctive mix of retailers and restaurants, The Forum Shops boasts an iconic spiral escalator and the must-see, free animatronic attraction – The Atlantis Show and Aquarium. Consistently named among the top-performing shopping centers worldwide, The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting thematic ambiance. Additional information may be accessed at www.forumshops.com
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The Deep Boo Sea Creeps into Shark Reef Aquarium’s Hallow-Reef Festivities October 27-29

The Deep Boo Sea Creeps into Shark Reef Aquarium’s
Hallow-Reef Festivities October 27-29

Special Invite to Southern Nevada First Responders

What:

Spooky tunnels filled with trick-or-treaters, costumes and jack-o-lanterns make Hallow-Reef at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino the place to celebrate the Halloween season.

This year, Shark Reef Aquarium extends a special invitation to first responders of Southern Nevada and their families to enjoy trick-or-treating at Hallow-Reef while exploring the creatures of the sea.

First responders in Las Vegas and the surroundings communities with valid ID will receive up to four complimentary entries to Hallow-Reef, plus a parking voucher throughout the event. The invitation includes police, fire, emergency medical services and hospital personnel.

On Friday, Oct. 27, in honor of Community Day, American Red Cross will be on site for visitors interested in donating blood. Guests 17 and older who give blood will receive complimentary admission to Hallow-Reef and parking on the day of donation. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Shark Reef Mandalay Bay.

Also on October 27, children 12 and under who visit Shark Reef in their Halloween costumes will receive complimentary aquarium admission and sweet treats. The fun continues through the weekend with a costume contest and discounted Shark Reef admission of $7 for children 12 and under in costume.

Where:

Shark Reef Aquarium
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

When:

Friday, Oct. 27 & Saturday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; last admission at 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; last admission at 7 p.m.
*American Red Cross booth open Friday, Oct. 27: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.*       

Price:

Entry to Hallow-Reef is included in regular admission to Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey. Package admission is $25 for adults; $19 for children (4 – 12); Children 3 and younger are free. Nevada residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price.

FREE Emergency Preparedness Session at The Mob Museum This Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY: SEPTEMBER’S COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM AT THE MOB MUSEUM

Presented in Partnership with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, American Red Cross, Sponsored by NV Energy

WHAT:
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, hosts its next Community Safety Forum on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Presented by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the topic of this forum will be Emergency Preparedness. The forum is free to the public and includes free Museum admission, thanks to sponsor NV Energy. Live-streaming of the event will be available on the Museum’s website.

This discussion will address the top five emergency scenarios that could affect Clark County, including earthquakes, extreme weather, wildfire, pandemic and hazardous materials. Southern Nevada is particularly vulnerable to disaster because no food is grown in the region and the area’s main fuel line originates in California. This program, created by the American Red Cross, educates individuals on preparedness in emergency and disaster situations. As part of the presentation, attendees will learn the basic tenets of emergency preparedness planning, including having a water, food and medical plan; family and neighborhood planning; and how to put these plans into action. Registration is required for this event.

WHEN:
Sunday, Sept. 17
2 to 3 p.m.

WHO:

  • Bill Dahlquist, American Red Cross
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

LIVESTREAMING LINK:
Click here.

COST:
FREE presentation, including FREE Museum admission.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve a seat for this presentation, click here.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ONLINE LINKS:
facebook.com/themobmuseum
twitter.com/themobmuseum
instagram.com/themobmuseum
snapchat.com/add/themobmuseum
themobmuseum.org

Celebrate the holidays with Hometown Holidays at Providence

Providence

Celebrate the holidays with Hometown Holidays at Providence

— Free event is Dec. 7, Bring canned goods for Three Square —

 

Get into the spirit of the holiday season with activities for the whole family at the annual Hometown Holidays at Providence. The free event is Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence master planned community in northwest Las Vegas. The park is located at 10695 Dorrell Lane, north of the I-215 Beltway and Hualapai Way exit.

Hometown Holidays at Providence festivities cover Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanza and include arts and crafts, entertainment and free hot chocolate. Patrons also will have the opportunity to send messages of holiday cheer that will be distributed to the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Sponsored by the American Red Cross, the program reaches out to troops who are recovering in military hospitals and service members stationed throughout the U.S. and abroad, as well as veterans and their families. Santa Claus along with P.D., the 7-foot-tall caramel-colored “Providence Dog” mascot, will be available for holiday pictures.

Event attendees are invited to bring canned goods and other non-perishable items to help families in need during the holidays. All of the donations will go to Three Square, a food bank that helps more than 600 programs in Southern Nevada in times of crisis and hunger.

Lighted park decorations and other Winter Wonderland decorations throughout the community will be displayed from Nov. 29 to Jan. 2.

In addition to Hometown Holidays activities, Knickerbocker Park features tot lots for 2 to 5-year-olds and 5 to12-year-olds, swing set, dog park with small and large dog areas, splash pad, youth baseball field, multi use events field, jogging path with exercise stations, and picnic areas. The park’s design and location also provides spectacular views of the entire Las Vegas Valley.

Hometown Holidays at Providence is sponsored by the Providence Master Planned Community, Providence Master Homeowner’s Association, and Stage House. For information, call (702) 216-2020.

About Providence
Developed by Focus Property Group, Providence is among the top 10 best-selling master planned communities in the country, according to rankings by leading real estate and industry research and advisory firms, and the second best-selling community in Nevada. Providence’s spirit is rooted in the traditions of small town America where neighborhoods bring people together in common goals and common interests. Wide tree-lined boulevards frame the community, which will house 7,500 single and multi-family units. The master plan features the Providence Promenade linear park, Knickerbocker Park with spectacular views of the entire Las Vegas Valley, and miles of trail systems. The northwest Las Vegas community is located at 7051 N. Hualapai Way. For information, visit www.providencelv.com or call (702) 433-5084.

About Providence Master Homeowners Association
The Providence Master Homeowners Association is professionally managed by Capital Consultants Management Corporation (CCMC), one of the oldest and most experienced community management companies in the country. For more than 40 years, the CCMC team has been defining the right way to manage community associations. For information, call (702) 216-2020.

About Stage House
Stage House employs true artists and craftsmen with backgrounds in theatrical scenery who have the ability to bring to life the imagination of some of the industry’s top set designers. The company’s portfolio boasts a wide array of high profile live events, which includes designs for Animal Planet’s hit series “Tanked.” For information, call (702) 476-0056.

The Australian Bee Gees Show Host Performances Benefiting the American Red Cross Labor Day Weekend

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The Australian Bee Gees Show Host Performances Benefiting the American Red Cross Labor Day Weekend  

The Australian Bee Gees ShowA Tribute to the Bee Gees and the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross have partnered to host a series of special performances at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. This Labor Day weekend, a portion of proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit the American Red Cross. As people across the country prepare to celebrate Labor Day with fun-filled festivities, The Australian Bee Gees Show will encourage visitors to stay safe.

Michael Clift, who performs as Barry Gibb, said, “We are thrilled to take our partnership with the Red Cross to the next level and look forward to spreading the word about safe practices over the popular holiday weekend. The organization does so much locally and nationwide that we felt it was important to raise some money and give back to its cause.”

This is not the first time the American Red Cross and The Australian Bee Gees Show have joined forces. The two groups launched their partnership back in June after discovering a tie between the popular tune “Stayin’ Alive” and CPR. At 103 beats per minute, the disco hit’s tempo almost perfectly matches the recommended rate for performing hands-only CPR — 100 chest compressions per minute, with no mouth-to-mouth resuscitation necessary.

A high-energy production guaranteed to have audiences on the dance floor, The Australian Bee Gees Show features iconic classics that changed the sound of music including “You Should Be Dancing,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “To Love Somebody,” “Night Fever” and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” among others.

Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1996, The Australian Bee Gees Show has taken the world by storm.  The multi-media concert event utilizes state-of-the-art sound and superb lighting coupled with giant screens featuring video clips, live camera images and stunning graphics. Entering its 17th year as a group, the tribute band has performed more than 4,000 shows in more than 40 countries.

The Australian Bee Gees Show is produced by SPI Entertainment, the premier provider of world-class entertainment in Las Vegas including Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under and Divas – Starring Frank Marino.

The Australian Bee Gees Show takes the stage Saturday through Thursday at 7 p.m. nightly in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur box office, online at www.excalibur.com or by phone at (702) 597-7600. See two Excalibur or Luxor shows for only $75 per person (not including applicable service charges and taxes; other restrictions may apply).

About Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, The Australian Bee Gees Show, Boyz II Men and RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf. www.SPIentertainment.com

About Excalibur Hotel & Casino
A myriad of entertainment, enjoyable food and comfortable accommodations make for an inviting atmosphere within the castle walls at Excalibur. The resort offers 3,981 guest rooms, dozens of shops, an expansive pool complex, a wedding chapel featuring Medieval costume ceremonies, the relaxing Spa at Excalibur and a convention area with more than 12,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Excalibur also is home to a wide range of dining and entertainment experiences including the fresh, Italian fare of Buca di Beppo, Dick’s Last Resort, The Steakhouse at Camelot, the Tournament of Kings dinner show, the all-male revue Thunder From Down Under and the sounds of The Australian Bee Gees. Excalibur is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit excalibur.com or call toll free at (800) 937-7777 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Registration Open for Stratosphere’s Operation Tower Climb on October 26, 2013

Stratosphere

Registration Open for Stratosphere’s Operation Tower Climb
Saturday, October 26th

Registration is now open online at www.stratosphereclimbs.com for the first annual Operation Tower Climb event at the Stratosphere, where level-by-level, step-by-step, hundreds of participants will transform the Stratosphere Tower on Saturday, October 26, 2013, into a climb for the community. Cost for participation is $100 with net proceeds benefiting two local charities: American Red Cross – Southern Nevada Chapter Fire Hurts division and Operation Fire H.E.A.T. – a Holiday Emergency Assistance Team.

Operation Tower Climb is Stratosphere’s competitive stair climb for service men and women. Firefighters, police officers, military personnel and their families are encouraged to participate in this unique event. Awards will be presented based on division and weight classes. Participants and service individuals in full gear will climb 108 floors (1,455 stairs) to the indoor Observation deck of the Stratosphere Tower. A unique fixture in the Vegas skyline, Stratosphere’s tower at 1,149 ft is the tallest freestanding observation tower west of the Mississippi, featuring a 360° view finish line; making this a one-of-a-kind challenge for an adventuresome athlete or climbing enthusiast. All climbers must be 21 and older to participate. Space is limited, so early registration is advised.

“When we conceived of this event, our goal was to raise some funds and awareness for various local charity initiatives in the community, such as American Red Cross Fire Hurts division and Operation Fire H.E.A.T whose ongoing dedication to the community mirrors our own,” said Paul Hobson, Stratosphere’s General Manager. “To develop, manage and execute our own first annual Operation Tower Climb is a significant step for us as we branch out from host to organizer and we are excited for the event to be embraced by people who share our passion for being a partner in the community.”

“By collaborating with the Stratosphere, Southern Nevada families will receive much needed resources in those critical hours and days following a home fire,” said Jennifer Ramieh, Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross – Southern Nevada Chapter.

“We’re always looking to partner with various community organizations and businesses to assist us in our mission, so when the Stratosphere called to tell us of their event and that we’d been selected as a benefiting charity; we were excited to be involved,” said Fred Wechselberger, President of Operation Fire H.E.A.T.

SAVE THE DATE
Mini Practice Climb scheduled for October 25th will give registrants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the tower before the big climb. Climb levels 101-108 (no gear) between 8 am – 10 am for $50. Starting October 1st participants will be able to sign up in person at the Stratosphere Ticketing Center (located on the north end of the casino). Space is based on availability.

To learn more about Operation Tower Climb or to register for the event, please visit StratosphereClimbs.com.

Twitter:
@StratClimbs #OperationTowerClimb

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratosphereclimb

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, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere, production show, PIN UP™ and David Perrico-Pop Evolution. 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 StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Operation Fire H.E.A.T. (Holiday Emergency Assistance Team): Operation Fire H.E.A.T replaces Christmas toys to children that have lost them during the holiday season due to a catastrophic fire. The team works closely with impacted family members and emergency response crews familiar with the family’s individual needs in an effort to bring back some of the hope and joy of the holiday season. Following such a devastating loss, they also try to provide necessities such as diapers, formula, toiletries, clothing and school supplies. After purchasing the toys and necessities, they deliver everything in the fire engine to wherever the family is staying. During the delivery, the children are given a very detailed guided tour of the fire engine and equipment firefighter’s use. This also allows firefighters to meet and interact with the affected children and the families personally. For more information, please visit: www.OperationFireHEAT.org or visit on www.facebook.com/OperationFireHEAT

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino And AEG Live Raise More Than $17,000 Through American Red Cross Text-To-Donate Campaign For Hurricane Sandy Victims














HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO AND AEG LIVE RAISE MORE THAN $17,000 THROUGH
AMERICAN RED CROSS TEXT-TO-DONATE CAMPAIGN FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS
Funds raised during Guns N’ Roses residency shows at The Joint, Nov. 7 – Nov. 24

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and AEG Live raised $17,850 through a Red Cross text-to-donate campaign for Hurricane Sandy victims at Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy shows at The Joint. Hotel guests and concert goers contributed $12,850 to the fundraiser. The property and AEG Live donated an additional $5,000, making $17,850 the final donation total.

As a result of the vast devastation to the East Coast from Hurricane Sandy, Hard Rock Hotel, AEG Live and Guns N’ Roses were equally moved to partner with the Red Cross and support recovery efforts. Donations were accepted during Guns N’ Roses concerts, Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Saturday, Nov. 24.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport.  The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana and Motley Crue have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space which features Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub; Body English; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise which houses the trendsetting pool parties including the famous REHAB Sunday party and RELAX Monday party; The Joint concert venue; the new Vinyl live entertainment venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including the new amped up gastropub Culinary Dropout, The Ainsworth, traditional steakhouse with an edge 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café, Fu Asian restaurant and a Fitness Center.  For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled 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 in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine 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, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted successful runs of Vegas’s first rock n’ roll residency, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, and Vegas’s first hard rock residency, MötleyCrüe in Sin City. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

Abut 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, 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 opening in December 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. www.aeglive.com