UNLV Athletics, Andre Agassi Foundation for Education Launch Long-Term Partnership

UNLV ATHLETICS AND THE ANDRE AGASSI FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION LAUNCH LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP

 

Strategic relationship to advance student-athlete excellence through education

@UNLVAthletics

 

Two key Las Vegas community stakeholders, the UNLV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, have entered into a strategic partnership to further elevate education as the root of lifelong success for UNLV’s student-athletes. To advance this important mission, the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education will make a major financial investment in UNLV Athletics. The commitment is one of the most substantial ever in support of student-athlete success for the athletics department.

 

Known globally for its transformational work, the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education invests in opportunities aligned with the vision of its founder – renowned tennis star, entrepreneur and proud Las Vegan Andre Agassi.

 

“This is not something that we do without careful evaluation and scrutiny,” notes Andre Agassi Foundation for Education founder and namesake Andre Agassi, “but we see a unique chance here with a partner of great integrity in UNLV Athletics. The intersection of athletics and academics, through the Excellence Center, is something that Stefanie and I are very passionate about. The results will be tangible and life-changing.”  

 

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education President and CEO Steve Miller pinpointed alignment as an essential success factor. “We are excited about the vision and leadership within the athletics department at UNLV,” notes Miller, “and we are proud to put our name behind something that personifies what we represent.”  

 

Funding from the Agassi Foundation will accelerate the athletics department’s renovation of the Lied Athletic Complex and the eventual development, within the facility, of the Center for Student-Athlete Excellence. “This tremendous gift will initiate essential improvements to the Lied,” notes UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois, “while accelerating our overall project timeline for the Excellence Center. It will also advance key programs, such as our growing emphasis on nutrition, critical to student-athlete success.”

 

The Excellence Center will provide holistic support services to the entire UNLV student-athlete population. Concentration areas will include academic enrichment, career services, nutrition, psychological services, sport-science and community outreach.

 

“We are sincerely honored and humbled by this incredible investment from the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education,” Reed-Francois concludes. “Most importantly, it signifies the start of a long term partnership with an esteemed organization centered on our common mission of education.”

 

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education has been a longtime UNLV benefactor supporting scholarships through the UNLV Foundation. This commitment, however, provides a platform for unprecedented impact.

Celebrities Spotted at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28

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A star-studded weekend transpired at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas as Prince played The Joint on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, guitarist Zakk Wylde took the stage at Vinyl on Saturday, April 27 and French electronic duo Justice performed a DJ set at REHAB on Sunday, April 28.

Rapper Chamillionaire and R&B singer Miguel were spotted dining separately at Pink Taco on Friday.

On Saturday, NBA icon Magic Johnson, actor David Arquette, pro golfer Butch Harmon and tennis champs Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff were hanging out in their respective VIP suites during Prince’s 8 p.m. performance. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Dj Ashba, Zac Brown of country music group Zac Brown Band and R&B songstress Keisha Cole enjoyed the 11:30 p.m. show.

Dj Ashba was spotted earlier in the night jamming out to the riffs of fellow rocker and former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, at Vinyl. In addition to shredding his iconic guitar, Wylde read excerpts from his book “Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berserker’s Guide to World Tour Domination” and held a Q&A session.

On Sunday, REHAB’s 10th anniversary celebration continued with a dynamic DJ set by Justice. More than 3,500 beachgoers showed up to rally at REHAB, Las Vegas’ original dayclub, and indulged in crafted cocktails as they bumped to the beats of Justice. The GRAMMY Award-winning duo hit the turntables, spinning their high-energy hit “D.A.N.C.E.” and many more.

Justice and Crowd at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
Justice and Crowd at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
JUSTICE
JUSTICE

 

JUSTICE
JUSTICE
Justice on Turntables at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
Justice on Turntables at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
Justice on Turntables at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
Justice on Turntables at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel

Photo credit: Erik Kabik

MANDALAY BAY Resort & Casino ~ November Entertainment/Nightlife and Sports

 

MANDALAY BAY

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

 

13TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS
The Latin GRAMMY Awards will return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Thursday, Nov. 15, and air live in the United States on the Univision Network from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. This marks the fifth time that Latin music’s most prestigious awards show will take place in Las Vegas.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.; Show begins at 5 p.m. PST
Prices: $325, $175 and $125 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

POWERSHARES TENNIS SERIES
Tennis legends Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and Michael Chang will compete in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Championships as part of the PowerShares Series Tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 17. The CTCA Championships will consist of three matches in which the winners of the first two matches will compete against each other in the third match. Formerly known as the Champions Series, the PowerShares Series will visit 12 U.S. cities during its seven-week season. Agassi, McEnroe, Courier and Chang will compete with other former champions for a $1 million prize pool, to be shared by the top three finishers at the conclusion of the tour.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $262.50, $134.25, $92.25 and $50.25
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

P!NK
GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and pop culture icon P!nk will take over the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Feb. 15, marking the second stop on The Truth About Love Tour presented by COVERGIRL. P!nk, known worldwide as one of the most captivating live performers of her generation, will tour North America in support of her new album The Truth About Love. Since her debut in 2000, she has sold more than 40 million albums, 65 million singles, nearly 20 million digital tracks, more than one million DVDs and has had 12 singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Date: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $139.50, $89.50 and $59.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

MAROON 5
Following the release of its best selling new album, Overexposed, GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Maroon 5 will bring its 2013 North American tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, March 16. Overexposed features a series of chart-topping singles including “Payphone,” which went to No. 1 on both the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, and “One More Night,” which has been at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks. Maroon 5 will be joined by Neon Trees and Owl City as the tour makes 31 stops across North America.

Date: Saturday, March. 16
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $99.50, $69.50 and $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

MUSE
Since 1994, Muse has released five studio albums, selling more than 15 million albums worldwide. The group, Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme, comes to the Mandalay Bay Events Center shortly after releasing its sixth album The 2nd Law. Muse’s previous album The Resistance reached No. 1 in 19 countries worldwide and won numerous awards including a Best Rock Album GRAMMY Award. In July 2012, Muse’s song “Survival” was used as the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Date: Sunday, March. 17
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $69, $49.50 and $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

RIHANNA
Multi-platinum and GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Rihanna will bring her RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, April 12. As the recipient of six GRAMMY Awards, Rihanna has sold more than 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record for top-selling digital artist of all-time. Rihanna’s impressive catalogue of hits features 11 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including “We Found Love,” and 18 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $175, $125, $75 and $50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com

HOUSE OF BLUES

CARLOS SANTANA
Legendary musician Carlos Santana recently began a two-year run of his unique performances – “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” – in the specially re-configured House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. The two-year residency resumes this month, playing through 2013.

Dates: November 7; 9 – 11; 13; 15 – 17; January 19 – 20; 23; 25 – 27; 30; February 1 – 2; May 1; 3 – 5; 8; 10 – 12; 22; 24 – 26; 29; 31; June 1 – 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $154, $129, $119 and $99 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet, the House of Blues Box Office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com, www.ticketmaster.com or Santana.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR
All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or (702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues Box Office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

DATE/DOORS OPEN ACT PRICES STARTING AT

November 6 – 5 p.m. Dance Gavin Dance with special guests $21

November 18 – 7 p.m. Deftones with special guest Scars on Broadway $48.50 (must be 18 years of age)

November 23 – 7 p.m. Enrique Bunbury $49.50 (must be 18 years of age)

November 24 – 7 p.m. The Faint plays Danse Macabre $26 (must be 18 years of age)

November 29 – 8 p.m. Paul Banks with The Neighbourhood $15 (must be 21 years of age)
performing on the Courtyard stage

November 30 – 5:30 p.m. Falling In Reverse with Enter Shikari, $23
I See Stars, and Letlive

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY LATE-NIGHT EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues now offers the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting ID at the box office prior to the day of the concert, Nevadans
receive concert tickets with no service fees (valid for select concerts only) and a Local Drink Pass voucher which caps the domestic beer price at $6. Tickets and vouchers must be presented at the door the day of the show to be honored. Additionally, locals receive a 25% discount when dining or shopping at House of Blues.

VIP Service: Coming to Vegas? Party like a rock star at House of Blues with VIP treatment! With VIP service you will receive front-of-line VIP admission, VIP seated area, VIP cocktail waitress and bottle service with mixers. VIP service is available for the late night events. VIP packages start at $200. Call (702) 632-7699 or email lvviprelations@hob.com for more details.

Wednesdays: Nothing But the Blues – Featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard in the House of Blues Restaurant.
Free admission. All ages. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Thursdays: Acoustic Strip – Vegas promoter and musician Michael Soli brings unsigned bands and solo artists to House of Blues. The night features live, original music not seen or heard anywhere else on The Strip. Free admission. All ages. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Fridays:                                     Rockstar Karaoke – Rockstar Karaoke puts the guest center stage with a full band providing the rhythm, guitar and backing vocals while guests belt out their favorite songs from a list of 200 Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. No cover charge, two drink minimum. VIP packages available in advance at the Box Office. 21+  beginning at
10 p.m.

Saturdays: Live Blues Music – Live bands performing in the Courtyard. The music begins at
9 p.m. Free admission for all ages.

Sundays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – The World Famous Gospel Brunch features an All-You-Can-Eat Southern Style Buffet, All-You-Can-Drink Bar and Live Gospel Entertainment.
$37 for adults and $17 for children 12 years of age and under. Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits.

Motown, Rhythm and Blues – Ronnie Rose Band entertains the Sunday night crowd beginning at 8 p.m. Free admission for all ages.

NIGHTLIFE

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR
Located in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, eyecandy sound lounge & bar features an inviting atmosphere, chic design and plush seating. A contemporary twist on the typical Las Vegas lounge, eyecandy combines revolutionary sound stations, intricate lighting design and a dance floor with an ever-changing landscape to form a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. This setting offers an exclusive getaway, just steps from the casino floor.

Dates: Daily
Hours: eyecandy bar: Opens at 11 a.m.
eyecandy sound lounge: Opens at 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

miX LOUNGE
Located on the 64th floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hot spot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges in the city. The lounge presents stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs while surrounded by breathtaking views of The Strip.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Opens at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 576-1551 for more information

FOUNDATION ROOM
Located on the 43rd floor of Mandalay Bay and showcasing the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Foundation Room provides world-class dining and an unparalleled nightlife experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Lounge Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dining Room: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday – Thursday;
6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To find out more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

LOUNGES

MIZUYA LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing nightly.

Act: Phoenix
Dates and Times: November 1 – 3; 8 – 10; 16 – 17: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates and Times: November 4; 7; 21; 28: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates and Times: November 5 – 6; 11 – 12; 18 – 19; 26 – 27: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates and Times: November 13; 20; 25: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates and Times: November 14 – 15; 22 – 24: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates and Times: November 2 – 3; 9 – 10; 16 – 17; 23 – 24; 30: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

THE LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Dan Jones
Dates and Times: November 2 – 3: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Ali Bros
Dates and Times: November 9 – 10; 23 – 24: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Mark B
Dates and Times: November 16 – 17; 30: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ATTRACTIONS

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Not your typical aquarium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. See sharks, sawfish, giant rays, green sea turtles, piranhas, a rare Komodo Dragon, a Giant Pacific Octopus, a Shark Ray and Golden Crocodiles in North America’s only predator-based aquarium. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater including 15 species of sharks!

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(last entry is one hour prior to close)
Admission: Adults: $18; Children (5-12 years): $12; Children (4 and under): Free
Annual passes can be purchased and are valid for one year from purchase date;
Adults: $40; Children (5-12 years): $25; Children (4 and under): Free
***Nevada Resident Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discounted admission price.
Contact: For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit www.mandalaybay.com or www.sharkreef.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

MANDALAY BAY ~ October Entertainment/Nightlife/Sports/Special Events Listing

MANDALAY BAY

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

 

BOB DYLAN
The popular singer, songwriter and GRAMMY Award-winning Bob Dylan will bring his legendary classic hits to the Mandalay Bay Events Center for an entertaining performance Saturday, Oct. 27. Dylan, an instrumental figure in the music industry for more than five decades, released his 35th studio album Tempest in September. The music icon has produced classic hits including “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Lonesome Day Blues” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” among many others. Dylan is one of the Recording Industry Association of America’s most awarded artists with 16 albums certified Platinum and an additional 18 albums certified Gold.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $129.50, $89.50 and $59.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

ERIC CHURCH
Eric Church’s hit tour, Eric Church: The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, will arrive at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 3. Church catapulted into national success with his debut country album, Sinners Like Me, and later became certified Gold with his second album, Carolina. Awarded the Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Solo Vocalist of the Year Award in 2011, Church celebrated the chart-topping release of his third studio album, CHIEF. In November, he was nominated for his first GRAMMY – Best Country Album – which was followed by a recent ACM nomination for Album of The Year for CHIEF and Video of the Year for his hit “Homeboy.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $47.50, $42.50 and $37.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

13TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS
The Latin GRAMMY Awards will return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Thursday, Nov. 15, and will air live in the United States on the Univision Network from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. This marks the fifth time that Latin music’s most prestigious awards show will take place in Las Vegas.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Award Show begins at 5 p.m.
Prices: $325, $175 and $125 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

POWERSHARES TENNIS SERIES
Tennis legends Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and Michael Chang will compete in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Championships as part of the PowerShares Series Tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 17. The CTCA Championships will consist of three matches in which the winners of the first two matches will compete against each other in the third match. Formerly known as the Champions Series, the PowerShares Series will visit 12 U.S. cities during its seven-week season. Agassi, McEnroe, Courier and Chang will compete with other former champions for a $1 million prize pool, to be shared by the top three finishers at the conclusion of the tour.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $262.50, $134.25, $92.25 and $50.25
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

P!NK
GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and pop culture icon P!nk will take over the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, marking the second stop on The Truth About Love Tour presented by COVERGIRL. P!nk, known worldwide as one of the most captivating live performers of her generation, will tour North America in support of her new album The Truth About Love. Since her debut in 2000, she has sold more than 40 million albums, 65 million singles, nearly 20 million digital tracks, more than one million DVDs and has had 12 singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Date: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $139.50, $89.50 and $59.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets go on sale Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

RIHANNA
Multi-platinum and GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Rihanna will bring her RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, April 12, 2013. As the recipient of six GRAMMY Awards, Rihanna has sold more than 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record for top-selling digital artist of all-time. Rihanna’s impressive catalogue of hits features 11 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including “We Found Love,” and 18 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $175, $125, $75 and $50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

MOOREA BEACH CLUB

MOOREA BEACH CLUB
Overlooking the 11-acre Mandalay Bay Beach is Moorea Beach Club, the upscale, “toptional” adult pool experience. Catering to adults 21 years of age or older, this exclusive outdoor environment features high-energy music, poolside massage services and the best, personalized attendants in Las Vegas — all in a sophisticated environment.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7777 for more information

HOUSE OF BLUES

CARLOS SANTANA
Legendary musician Carlos Santana recently began a two-year run of his unique performances – “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” – in the specially re-configured House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. The two-year residency resumes this month, playing through 2013.

Dates: November 7; 9 – 11; 13; 15 – 17
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $154, $129, $119 and $99 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet, the House of Blues Box Office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com , www.ticketmaster.com or Santana.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR
All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or (702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues Box Office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

DATE/DOORS OPEN ACT PRICES STARTING AT

October 5 – 8 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra $25 (must be 18 years of age)

October 6 – 6 p.m. Metric $30 (must be 18 years of age)

October 12 – 9 p.m. Shpongle with Phuture Primitive $25 (must be 18 years of age)

October 13 – 6 p.m. Pennywise with Street Dogs $23

October 20 – 10 p.m. Funtcase with High Rankin, Schoolboy $20 (must be 18 years of age)
and Nerd Rage

October 26 – 5:30 p.m. Taking Back Sunday with Bayside and $26
Man Overboard

October 27 – 6 p.m. Two Door Cinema Club $28

October 29 – 8 p.m. A$AP Rocky with Schoolboy Q, $25 (must be 18 years of age)
Danny Brown and A$AP Mob

October 30 – 8 p.m. David Bisbal $69 (must be 18 years of age)

November 3 – 5 p.m. All Time Low with The Summer Set, $22
The Downtown Fiction and Hit the Lights

November 3 – 11 p.m. Caspa $20 (must be 18 years of age)

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY LATE-NIGHT EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues now offers the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting ID at the box office prior to the day of the concert, Nevadans receive concert tickets with no service fees (valid for select concerts only) and a Local Drink Pass voucher which caps the domestic beer price at $6. Tickets and vouchers must be presented at the door the day of the show to be honored. Additionally, locals receive a 25% discount when dining or shopping at House of Blues.

VIP Service: Coming to Vegas? Party like a rock star at House of Blues with VIP treatment! With VIP service you will receive front-of-line VIP admission, VIP seated area, VIP cocktail waitress and bottle service with mixers. VIP service is available for the late night events. VIP packages start at $200. Call (702) 632-7699 or email lvviprelations@hob.com for more details.

Wednesdays: Nothing But the Blues – Featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard in the House of Blues Restaurant.
Free admission. All ages. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Thursdays: Acoustic Strip – Vegas promoter and musician Michael Soli brings unsigned bands and solo artists to House of Blues. The night features live, original music not seen or heard anywhere else on The Strip. Free admission. All ages. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Fridays: Rockstar Karaoke – Rockstar Karaoke puts the guest center stage with a full band providing the rhythm, guitar and backing vocals while guests belt out their favorite songs from a list of 200 Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. No cover charge, two drink minimum. VIP packages available in advance at the Box Office. 21+  beginning at
10 p.m.

Saturdays: Live Blues Music – Live bands performing in the Courtyard. The music begins at 9 p.m. Free admission for all ages.

Sundays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – The World Famous Gospel Brunch features an All-You-Can-Eat Southern Style Buffet, All-You-Can-Drink Bar and Live Gospel Entertainment.
$37 for adults and $17 for children 12 years of age and under. Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits.

Motown, Rhythm and Blues – Ronnie Rose Band entertains the Sunday night crowd beginning at 8 p.m. Free admission for all ages.

NIGHTLIFE

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR
Located in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, eyecandy sound lounge & bar features an inviting atmosphere, chic design and plush seating. A contemporary twist on the typical Las Vegas lounge, eyecandy combines revolutionary sound stations, intricate lighting design and a dance floor with an ever-changing landscape to form a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. This setting offers an exclusive getaway, just steps from the casino floor.

Dates: Daily
Hours: eyecandy bar: Opens at 11 a.m.
eyecandy sound lounge: Opens at 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

miX LOUNGE
Located on the 64th floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hot spot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges in the city. The lounge presents stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs while surrounded by breathtaking views of The Strip.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Opens at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 576-1551 for more information

FOUNDATION ROOM
Located on the 43rd floor of Mandalay Bay and showcasing the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Foundation Room provides world-class dining and an unparalleled nightlife experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Lounge Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dining Room: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday – Thursday;
6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To find out more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

LOUNGES

MIZUYA LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing nightly.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates and Times: October 5; 8; 11; 16; 19 – 20; 26: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
October 23; 29 – 30: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates and Times: October 9; 14; 18; 21; 25; 30: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
October 10; 17; 31: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Phoenix
Dates and Times: October 5 – 6; 11 – 13; 18 – 20: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Riff Rafters
Dates and Times: October 7; 15; 22; 28 – 29: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates and Times: October 10; 17; 24; 31: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
October 9; 16: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Definitives
Dates and Times: October 6; 12 – 13; 23; 27: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates and Times: October 7 – 8; 14 – 15; 21 – 22: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Vegas Twangs
Date and Time: October 24: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Tony Marques
Dates and Times: October 25 – 26: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Fairchild
Dates and Times: October 27 – 28: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates and Times: October 5 – 7; 12 – 13; 19 – 20; 26 – 27: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

THE LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Ali Bros
Dates and Times: October 5 – 6; 26: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Dan Jones
Dates and Times: October 12 – 13: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Mark B
Dates and Times: October 19 – 20; 27: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

ATTRACTIONS

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Not your typical aquarium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. See sharks, sawfish, giant rays, green sea turtles, piranhas, a rare Komodo Dragon, a Giant Pacific Octopus, a Shark Ray and Golden Crocodiles in North America’s only predator-based aquarium. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater including 15 species of sharks!

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(last entry is one hour prior to close)
Admission: Adults: $18; Children (5-12 years): $12; Children (4 and under): Free
Annual passes can be purchased and are valid for one year from purchase date;
Adults: $40; Children (5-12 years): $25; Children (4 and under): Free
***Nevada Resident Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discounted admission price.
Contact: For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit www.mandalaybay.com or www.sharkreef.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

HAUNTED REEF
Shark Reef Aquarium will transform into Haunted Reef Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 28. Rattling chains, creaking doors and spooky music will replace the soothing sounds of the ocean and the jungle noises that typically fill the air. Fearsome predators including sharks and a rare Komodo Dragon with dagger-like teeth and piercing razor-sharp claws will lurk in exhibits, terrorizing spectators. As visitors walk through Haunted Reef’s dark and eerie tunnels, they will pass ghostly decorations and spooky jack-o-lanterns lining the walls. Trick-or-treating has never been this fun!

Date: Friday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 28
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Last admission one hour prior to closing
Admission: Costumed children 12 and under will receive complimentary entry and candy treats. Each adult also will receive one complimentary admission to Shark Reef Aquarium upon donating blood on Friday, Oct. 26. A special United Blood Services booth will be on-site from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Regular admission as follows: Adult admission: $18; Children 5-12 years: $12; Children 4 and under admitted free; Nevada residents with valid I.D. receive a discount on admission; Adult: $15; Children 5-12 years: $10; Children four and under admitted free.
Contact:                                  For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit www.mandalaybay.com or www.sharkreef.com.

Stars Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday in Las Vegas at Keep Memory Alive’s Annual “Power of Love Gala” Fundraiser

STARS CELEBRATE MUHAMMAD ALI’S 70TH BIRTHDAY IN LAS VEGAS AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S ANNUAL “POWER OF LOVE GALA” FUNDRAISER 

Event Honored “The Greatest of All Time” at Fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center

“Ali 70th From Las Vegas” Airs on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m.

Presented by Bill Edwards Presents

 

Keep Memory Alive’s 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday, Feb. 18, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas brought out some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday and raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.

 

Highlights of the evening included a heartfelt “Happy Birthday” serenade by Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg leading the crowd in chanting “Ali” during his performance of “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” and famed boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns joining LL Cool J on stage for “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Stars like Sean Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard and David Beckham gave personal remarks and remembrances about “The Greatest” while Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Rowland performed for Ali and the sold-out crowd of about 2,000.

The once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebration, “Ali 70th From Las Vegas,” will air nationally on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. local time in all markets. ABC will air the celebration in Las Vegas at 4 p.m. PT that day as well. For possible ABC broadcast in all other markets, viewers should check their local listings.

Performers and celebrity supporters who appeared at the event included Cindy Crawford, Randy Gerber, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Quincy Jones, Ken Jeong, Buzz Aldrin, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Combs, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Chris Cornell, Cee Lo Green, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, Kris Kristofferson, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Jim Brown, Randy Couture, Brad Garrett, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz, Robin Leach, James Gandolfini, Steve Schirripa, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Danza, Raphael Saadiq, Haley Reinhart, and Sammy Hagar.  Boxing icons who attended include Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns.

In keeping with its 16-year history, the Power of Love Gala showcased a celebrity-chef-packed dinner featuring creations by Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck. Guests were treated to a Dom Perignon reception and were able to bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves he wore to defeat Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas in 1965 and an extravagant vacation of a lifetime for two couples on David Copperfield’s private island in the Bahamas.

The gala’s celebration for Ali aligns with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s recent launch of a landmark study examining the long-term brain health of professional fighters. Aiming to improve the safety and health of fighters, the study will help determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, along with other tests, can detect subtle changes in brain health that correlate with impaired thinking and functioning.  Researchers hope the information uncovered by this research will eventually result in better ways to prevent permanent brain injury in not only fighters, but also in others who may suffer from brain trauma.

The Power of Love Gala was produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc. and supported by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The star-studded celebration for Ali honored the boxing legend’s contribution to the world and raised awareness for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

About Cleveland Clinic:

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset.  Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.  For more information, visit www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

About Keep Memory Alive:

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

About The Muhammad Ali Center:

The Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali. The Center serves as the global hub for championing the social significance of Muhammad Ali; its experience incorporates as organizing elements, six prevailing core values of Ali’s life: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality. Much more than a place to tell the story of one man’s incredible 70-year journey, the Muhammad Ali Center reaches beyond its physical walls to fulfill its mission. In 2012, the Center’s activities will ensure that the rising generation understands and actively adopts Ali’s core values to create a powerful new movement: Generation Ali. For more information, please call (502) 584-9254 or visit www.alicenter.org.

 

About Bill Edwards Presents Inc.:

A premier live entertainment company, Bill Edwards Presents Inc. has been producing world-class attractions for more than a decade.  The company has established itself through producing shows and events in a variety of venues – including festivals, theaters, casinos-resorts, performing arts centers and arenas.  Known for its reputation of aligning with award winning talent, Bill Edwards Presents is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. www.billedwardspresents.com

 

About The LVCVA:

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.

Actress Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Actor Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson
Recording artist Chris Isaak and his dog Rodney
Brad Garrett and IsaBeall Quella
Recording artist/actor Kris Kristofferson

 

Recording artist and actor Common
Actor Anthony Hopkins
Singer Haley Reinhart
Actor Tony Danza, television personality Larry King and sportscaster Charley Steine

 

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin (L) and Michelle Sucillon
Recording artist John Legend
Recording artist Lenny Kravitz
Recording artist Ne-Yo
Chef Emeril Lagasse, Keep Memory Alive Founder Larry Ruvo, recording artist Sammy Hagar and illusionist David Copperfield
Photo Credit – Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive