Miracle Mile Shops Serves As Official Headquarters For Nevada’s Big Give, April 25

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WHAT: On Thursday, April 25, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will serve as the official headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give, 24 hours of online giving supporting nonprofits serving the state of Nevada.

Throughout the day, local celebrities and community leaders, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, will visit Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters to make personal contributions to the campaign. Additionally, select restaurants will feature light bites at the headquarter location for guests and volunteers. All day, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens will display the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s Big Give.

Thursday, April 25

10 a.m.: BMX rider and TV personality Ricardo Laguna
Noon: Comedian Jeff Civillico
1 p.m.: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky
3 p.m.: Million Dollar Quartet – Benjamin D. Hale
4 p.m.: cast from Chippendales
5 p.m.: Jersey Boys – Graham Fenton and Rob Marnell
6 p.m.: Absinthe – Angel Porrino
7 p.m.: cast from Frank Marino’s Divas
8 p.m.: PEEPSHOW – Josh Strickland and cast
9 p.m.: X Burlesque dancers cast members

Miracle Mile Shops

Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters, between House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Las Vegas Fight Shop
3663 Las Vegas Blvd., S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109


ABOUT:  In its inaugural year, Nevada’s Big Give raised more than $413,000 for local nonprofits. This year, the organization hopes to raise $1 million for Nevada charities within one day. The initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2013.

Cast of ‘Absinthe’ Celebrates 1,000th Show at PURE Nightclub – Thursday, March 28

Last night Angel Management Group’s PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace transformed into a zombie apocalypse as the talented cast of the famed acro-cabaret variety show “Absinthe” took over the mega-club for their 1,000th show celebration. Arriving just after midnight the entire cast, including The Gazillionaire, Penny Pibbets and Angel Porrino made their way to their VIP booths on the main stage. The hot spot was a sight to see as the highly acclaimed cast filled the stage all outfitted in full zombie attire.

The multi-talented group was in good spirits as they celebrated this remarkable milestone. Nearing 1 a.m., DJ Gusto got on the mic to congratulate the cast as confetti burst into the air and the group was presented with a green, two-tiered cake topped with the number ‘1,000’ covered in gold glitter. Filled with delight, The Gazillionaire held the cake high into the air as the group cheered with excitement. Appearing in the center of the group, Penny Pibbets joined the celebration as she dove face first and took a bite out of the cake and moments later she went back in for more. The group enjoyed their celebratory evening as they toasted to many more successful shows, posed for photos, danced and basked in their moment of pure success.

Also in attendance celebrating was Spiegelworld founder and Absinthe co-producer Ross Mollison.

Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Photos: New York-New York St. Baldrick’s Event Raises $53,000 for Childhood Cancer Research

On Saturday, March 2, courageous people across Las Vegas made a bold move in the fight against cancer by shaving their heads for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Day event. With the support of the community, New York-New York and Nine Fine Irishmen were able to raise $53,000 to fund childhood cancer research for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.


Guests enjoyed a heartfelt and fun-filled day on the Brooklyn Bridge with family-friendly activities like face painting, raffles and live performances by bands like the Spazmatics. The excitement continued late into the night with local entertainers including the Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages cast, members of Dancing Queen/Broadway Celebration, Angel Porrino of Absinthe and more lending their support for the cause by volunteering as celebrity head shavers.

Starlet Angel Porrino Guest Stars as Bo Peep in PEEPSHOW October 22-December 2


Co-Star of E!’s “Holly’s World” and “ABSINTHE” Performer Angel Porrino Joins the Cast Until the
Debut of New Headliner Coco Austin of E!’s “Ice Loves Coco”

PEEPSHOW, Las Vegas’ only striptease spectacular, welcomes local starlet, co-star in E!’s “Holly’s World” and featured “ABSINTHE” performer Angel Porrino, who will take on the guest starring role of “Bo Peep” from October 22-December 2, 2012. A highly-trained dancer, Porrino will perform alongside a sizzling ensemble of sexy showgirls handpicked from Broadway, TV and film.

Porrino will join the cast of PEEPSHOW until the highly-anticipated debut of new headliner Coco Austin from E!’s, “Ice Loves Coco” takes over the lead role as “Bo Peep” on December 3.

“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to join such an amazing pool of talented performers in PEEPSHOW,” says Porrino. “This will be an incredible experience and I cannot thank PEEPSHOW enough for making my dreams come true.”

Conceived and created by Tony award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and produced by Las Vegas entertainment pacesetter BASE Entertainment (Rock of Ages, JERSEY BOYS, and Absinthe), PEEPSHOW is a perfectly naughty night out for men, women, and couples too. Critics are calling PEEPSHOW “Spectacular!,”  “A frisky, flashy update on that Vegas staple, the topless burlesque show.,” and “The sexiest show on the planet!”

PEEPSHOW performs Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30 p.m., and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., with no show on Wednesday. For ticketholders, an exclusive meet & greet with Angel Porrino takes place in the lobby following all Sunday-Friday performances and following the 10:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, with the exception of Wednesday.

Tickets for PEEPSHOW can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call 702-785-5394 / 866-633-0195 or Groups@BASEentertainment.com. For more information please visit www.LasVegasPeepshow.com.

Celebrities attend Silverton Casino Hotel to support Nevada SPCA Celebrity Bingo Bow Wow Fundraiser Feb. 25


Silverton Casino Hotel and the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) held the Celebrity Bingo Bow Wow fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25 inside Veil Pavilion. Celebrities in attendance included: Richard “The Old Man” Harrison from HISTORY Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” pro BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, Angel Porrino, The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets from Absinthe, Josh Strickland from E!’s Holly’s World and Peepshow, Fantasy, Thunder From Down Under, magician Murray Sawchuck and many more.

Each celebrity walked the red carpet along with the dog or goat of their choice provided by the Nevada SPCA. The event brought awareness to the many pets that need to be adopted as well as the proceeds from the event went to benefit the no-kill animal shelter. The event raised $7,000 for the Nevada SPCA.

Celebrities played bingo alongside other guests and some even called games from the stage. Performers for the event were the girls from Fantasy, the guys from Thunder From Down Under and season 10 American Idol finalist Jacob Lusk, who sang a song by his idol, the late Whitney Houston.

Night School 4 Girls Celebrates Grand Opening with Laura Croft, Holly Madison, Angel Porrino and Josh Strickland in Las Vegas

Laura Croft’s Night School 4 Girls (www.NightSchool4girls.com) celebrated its grand opening today with Croft’s friends and co-stars from E!’s “Holly’s World,” Holly Madison, Angel Porrino and Josh Strickland.  The four pals hammed it up for media, posing with pink and purple feather boas and strutting their stuff on the dance pole.


Now offering afternoon “classes” for women to let loose and release their inner bombshell, Night School 4 Girls features real Las Vegas showgirls teaching ladies visiting the destination for bachelorette parties or any girls’ trip to Sin City how to burlesque and dance on the pole. As the “party expert,” Croft offers tips for ladies to let loose and have a great time while out on the Las Vegas Strip.


Madison wore an emerald green Laundry by Shelli Segal dress with jeweled Roberto Cavalli heels. Croft wore a pink and white striped Betsey Johnson dress, Chinese Laundry white stiletto pumps and jewelry by Tarina Tarantino. The Thunder from Down Under hunks and sexy FANTASY ladies also attended the grand opening of Night School 4 Girls, posing for photos on the pole for media.


Changing things up for the class, Croft dressed in a bedazzled Night School 4 Girls hot pink lace back tank-top, and cast mates warmed up with boas taking fun and flirty photos before learning the sultry moves of burlesque and pole-style dancing from pro-instructor, Erin, a former NBA cheerleader.  Croft loosened up with a sexy Vegas striptease and developed new sensual showgirl moves.


The three friends took advantage of Croft’s class, shimmying in boas as they learned burlesque, and even trying out a few moves on the pole. As the Night School instructor, Erin, called out to the class, “Work it, ladies!” Strickland added, “And man,” as he took a turn swinging around the pole. Porrino stood nearby laughing hysterically as Strickland out-performed everyone in the class. All of the fans agreed that Croft was the ideal party expert for Night School 4 Girls. “If you look up party in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Laura Croft,” said Porrino.


Night School 4 Girls is located in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. The 70-minute class is offered every Friday at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Class times on Saturdays are offered at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m and on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Packages start at $39.95. Ladies may call 702-597-7600 or visit (www.excalibur.com) or (www.NightSchool4girls.com) for reservations.


About Night School 4 Girls
Star of E!’s “Holly’s World,” Laura Croft, introduces the ultimate experience in higher nightlife education with Night School 4 Girls. Designed to take the art of seduction to the next level, ladies learn pole and burlesque dancing from the pros as real Las Vegas showgirls guide ladies on how to release their inner bombshell. Created and produced by SPI Entertainment, a leader in world class entertainment for women, Night School 4 Girls is open every Thursday through Sunday afternoon in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. For more information please visit www.nightschool4girls.com become a friend on Facebook, www.facebook.com/NightSchool4Girls or follow Night School 4 Girls on Twitter, @NightSchool4GLV.


About SPI Entertainment                      
SPI Entertainment is one of Las Vegas’ premier theatrical production companies with five resident award-winning shows on the Las Vegas Strip.  In addition, SPI’s talent agency division books its own shows and other first class entertainment around the world.  For more information visit www.spientertainment.com<http://www.spientertainment.com/>.


Laura Croft at Night School 4 Girls Grand Opening at Excalibur in Las Vegas


Laura Croft with Josh Strickland, Angel Porrino, and Holly Madison at Night School 4 Girls in Las Vegas


Laura Croft at Night School 4 Girls at Excalibur in Las Vegas


Josh Strickland on the Night School 4 Girls pole with Laura Croft and Angel Porrino in Las Vegas



Josh, Laura and Angel on the Night School 4 Girls pole at Excalibur in Las Vegas



Holly Madison and Laura Croft on the black carpet at Night School 4 Girls

PHOTO CREDIT: Denise Truscello/WireImage


Reality starlet and Vegas’ newest headlining sweetheart, Angel Porrino, helped confectionary emporium Sugar Factory (www.SugarFactory.com ) celebrate National Lollipop Day at the flagship location inside Paris Las Vegas yesterday evening. Porrino, who performs in Caesars Palace’s new revue, “Absinthe,” and stars alongside her best friend Holly Madison in the hit E! Entertainment reality show, “Holly’s World,” came to the store with her adorable two-year-old son, Roman.
The mother and son got the store in the sweet spirit by handing out mini lollipops to fans and shoppers, both decked out in Sugar Factory T-shirts. Roman, already a ladies man, made the girls swoon when he handed off the sweet suckers to customers. The mother and son had a ball picking out treats like lollipops, Mike & Ikes and gumballs. Porrino and her little man also loved the shop’s giant novelty five pound Gummy Bear and platter-sized lollipop! 
After an afternoon of lollipop loving, Porrino sat down for lunch with her son and a group of friends. The table munched on fried macaroni and cheese pops and French fries.  The “Absinthe” tap dancer couldn’t leave without one of Sugar Factory’s signature milkshakes and indulged in the scrumptious “Make A Wish” shake. 
The duo posed for pictures with fans and greeted everyone with a smile, wishing everyone a happy and sugary-sweet Lollipop Day!
The Sugar Factory brand has become an instant hit across the country – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort and Casino, and Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sugar Factory’s flagship location and biggest store can be found at Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, follow on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/SugarFactory and friend on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com.  
Angel and Roman Porrino celebrate National Lollipop Day at Sugar Factory in Paris Las Vegas
 Angel and Roman Porrino pass out lollipops to customers at Sugar Factory
 Angel and Roman Porrino get sweet with a giant lollipop and signature rubber ducky at Sugar Factory in Paris Las Vegas
Angel Porrino indulges in Sugar Factory’s delightfully decadent “Make A Wish” milkshake



The Confectionary Hot Spot Will Offer One Day Deal for Famous Couture Pops on Wednesday, July 20

One of the sweetest days of the year is coming up on Wednesday, July 20 and Sugar Factory is the only place to celebrate, along with Las Vegas’ newest headlining princess, Angel Porrino, who will appear at the retail store inside Paris Las Vegas on the extra-sweet holiday.

National Lollipop Day at Sugar Factory will sure to brighten any shopper’s day, as all three of their retail locations will offer a special bundled deal on their most famous and widely recognized sweet treat, the signature Couture Pop, for one day only. The bundles consist of a XO Charm pop and a PCD Charmed pop or a Verde pop and Purple Passion pop, with each bundle priced at $30.

As a special treat, Porrino, who stars in Caesars Palace’s newest revue, “Absinthe,” will serve as a special guest and give away lollipop cheer to Sugar Factory’s candy lovers at the flagship store from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Sugar Factory is best known for its world-famous Couture Pops – chic, bejeweled stems that sparkle with replaceable lollipop heads. Elevating the popularity of Sugar Factory’s Couture Pops to a worldwide phenomenon are numerous high-profile fans including: Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, Mel B., Rihanna, Katy Perry and many more.

The Sugar Factory brand has become an instant hit across the country – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort and Casino, and Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sugar Factory’s flagship location and biggest store can be found at Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SugarFactory and friend on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com.