Popular Downtown Venue Insert Coin(s) to Celebrate 2 Year Anniversary in April

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Popular Downtown Venue Insert Coin(s) to Celebrate 2 Year Anniversary in April

Success is sweet for the downtown “barcade” as they commemorate two years of interactive nightlife

The ultimate destination to PLAY. DRINK. DANCE. will celebrate two years of success this April. Blending an innovative take on the Vegas nightlife scene, with top notch DJs performing nightly, and a gamer’s paradise, featuring 60 arcade cabinets and 40 video game consoles, the “barcade” is known to be downtown’s party headquarters.

The visionary behind Insert Coin(s), Christopher LaPorte quit a promising career in the healthcare industry to chase a dream. Self-proclaimed Gamer, BOSSMAN, as he’s so eloquently called, created a staple in Las Vegas nightlife, and successfully proved to the world the immense strength of the videogame community.

“The success of Insert Coin(s) not only displays the strength of the video game community, but also the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas,” said founder Chris LaPorte. “I am ecstatic to be celebrating Insert Coin(s) two year anniversary, and look forward to many more to come.”

The interactive nightlife venue plans on kicking off their 3rd year in business with a bang. On April 12th, the barcade will host an anniversary celebration party featuring special guest NADASTROM, an electronic music icon and resident DJs Dave Fogg, Phoreyz, Cutso, and Charlie Darker. To continue the festivities, Insert Coin(s) presents the GENERATIONS Video Game Tournament, taking place on April 13th, where $3,500 in cash and prizes is up for grabs. For more information about Insert Coin(s) visit: www.insertcoinslv.com.

About Insert Coin(s) Videolounge  Gamebar:
Nestled in the iconic, neon-laden Fremont East District of Downtown Las Vegas, Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar features an innovative combination of classic arcades, lounge service, console video gaming and world-renowned DJs. Guests can choose from more than 60 refurbished arcade cabinets in the COIN-OP Corner, including “Tron,” “Frogger,” “Donkey Kong” and “Joust,” as well as 40 video game consoles, ranging from Atari 2600 to Super Nintendo to Xbox 360. Home to thousands of modern and retro games and 44 large HDTV’s, InsertCoin(s) is an ideal venue for videogame tournaments, private parties, corporate events and product launches. For reservations call 702-477-2525. Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar is located at 512 Fremont Street. For additional information, please visit www.InsertCoinsLV.com, facebook.com/insertcoinslv or twitter.com/insertcoinslv.

Guns and Ammo Garage Offering Safety Courses and Range Specials as Part of One Year Anniversary

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Guns and Ammo Garage Celebrates One Year Anniversary
with Safety Courses and Range Specials

Free handgun safety courses and free range time being offered
every Sunday and Tuesday beginning Jan. 6

Guns and Ammo Garage, a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range, hits the one year milestone on Sunday, Jan. 6, and is offering anniversary specials beginning on that date. FREE handgun safety classes are being held twice a week beginning Jan. 6. Additionally, local visitors to Guns and Ammo Garage receive FREE range time every Sunday and Tuesday throughout the month of January.

The two-hour handgun safety classes are Sundays at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and are free to everyone 10 and older. Space is limited and slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made by calling 702-440-GUNS (4867).

“We are dedicated to making 2013 the year of training and education in regards to guns and personal safety,” says Mark Cole, co-owner of Guns and Ammo Garage. “Our NRA-certified instructor will discuss safety measures that include proper gun handling, trigger locks, the use of gun safes and other items aimed at improving gun education.”

Locals will receive free range time every Sunday and Tuesday throughout the month of January. Guns and Ammo Garage has 12 lanes as well as lanes designated for Nevada residents.

Guns and Ammo Garage is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are located at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118. For more information or to make reservations, call Guns and Ammo Garage at 702.440.GUNS (4867) or visit www.GunsandAmmoGarage.com.

About Guns and Ammo Garage
Guns and Ammo Garage is an indoor, state-of-the-art shooting range that offers first-time shooters and gun experts alike the chance to fire high-powered firearms. Guns and Ammo Garage indoor shooting range and gun retail outlet is located at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr, just south of Tropicana Ave., and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.GunsandAmmoGarage.com  or call 702-440-GUNS (4867). Friend Guns and Ammo Garage on Facebook at Guns and Ammo Garage and follow us on Twitter at @Guns_AmmoGarage.

La Isla Uniforms Donates $3,815.55 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada for Ninth Anniversary

 

La Isla Uniforms Donates $3,815.55 to
Dress for Success Southern Nevada for Ninth Anniversary

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, La Isla Uniforms donated $3,815.55 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada in honor of its Ninth Anniversary.  La Isla Uniforms celebrated its Ninth Anniversary for nine days from Aug. 26 to Sept. 3 with nine percent of its proceeds being donated to Dress for Success Southern Nevada.
 
“After celebrating our Ninth Anniversary we are honored to donate to Dress for Success Southern Nevada,” said Dimitrios Stavros, director of operations of La Isla Uniforms.  “La Isla fully stands behind Dress for Success Southern Nevada’s mission of helping disadvantaged women experience their own career successes and we could not be happier to develop this outstanding partnership.”
 
“We are grateful for La Isla Uniforms’ generous donation,” said Paige Candee, founder of Dress for Success Southern Nevada.  “As an organization that provides professional attire to disadvantaged women for job interviews and beyond, we hope to continue this natural partnership.”

 

 

La Isla Uniforms Check Presentation – Dimitrios Stavros, director of operations of La Isla Uniforms, pictured with Paula Lawrence, a board member of Dress for Success Southern Nevada.  La Isla Uniforms donated $3,815.55 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada in honor of its Ninth Anniversary.

 

About La Isla Uniforms & 5.11 Tactical
La Isla Uniforms, the largest uniform retailer in Nevada has been serving Las Vegas since August 2002.  La Isla and the 5.11 Tactical and embroidery expansion are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. La Isla Uniforms is located at 967 East Sahara Avenue and 5.11 Tactical is located in the adjacent building at 953 East Sahara Avenue, Suite B-20.  La Isla Uniforms and 5.11 Tactical carry a variety of uniforms ranging from hospitality and culinary to security and law enforcement uniforms and apparel. For more information on La Isla, visit www.laislauniformslasvegas.com, or call 702-734-7070.
 
For more information on 5.11 Tactical visit www.lasvegastactical.com or call 702-739-7070. For Las Vegas Logos and Embroidery call 740-7070.
 
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The local affiliate, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, is open on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept gently used, clean and on the hanger women’s professional attire and is now accepting volunteer applications.
www.dressforsuccess.org/southernnevada.

 

JCC of Southern Nevada Celebrates One-Year Anniversary at its Home in Summerlin with a ³Taste of the JCC²

 

JCC of Southern Nevada Celebrates One-Year Anniversary at its Home in Summerlin with a “Taste of the JCC”
 
Acrobatic Magician and America’s Got Talent Finalist Seth Grabel to Perform
 

Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada will celebrate its one-year anniversary at its home in Summerlin on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The event is open to the public, and JCC of Southern Nevada will highlight all of its programs and activities by giving guests a “Taste of the JCC.”  Free activities for all ages, complimentary cake and live entertainment by America’s Got Talent finalist and Acrobatic Magician Seth Grabel are just some of the highlights of the one-year anniversary festivities. JCC of Southern Nevada is located at 9001 Hillpointe Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89134.
 
In addition to Acrobatic Magician and America’s Got Talent finalist Seth Grabel, the cast of Viva Oy Vegas, teen rock group Gunshow and more will provide entertainment throughout the event.  A variety of activities for both adults and children will also be available including an inflatable obstacle course, We Go Gamez van, Bricks 4 Kidz, Pottery Painting, PJ Library Story Time, face painting, a preview of the 2011 JCCSN Book Festival, information on the fall Jewish University class schedule, health screenings by Touro University, vendors selling artwork/jewelry and more.
 
“Celebrating our one-year anniversary in Summerlin is a major milestone for us,” said Neil Popish, executive director of JCC of Southern Nevada.  “We are grateful to have a permanent home in Summerlin on the Temple Sinai Campus and look forward to celebrating this festive occasion with the public.”
 
For more information, call the JCC at (702) 794-0090 or check out their website at jccsn.org .

About JCC of Southern Nevada
The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada is a 501(c)(3) and is dedicated to providing Jewish culture and identity to all ages and backgrounds with quality events and programs.  The JCCSN is a proud collaborative partner and beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. The JCC facility was made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas for the capital improvements and renovation of the building as well as a significant grant providing financial resources to help the JCC with start up costs associated with the new location.
 
For more information on JCCSN, please visit jccsn.org
or call 794-0090.

The Las Vegas Showgirl Turns 30: Jubilee! Celebrates 30-Year Run this July

THE SHOWGIRL TURNS 30…JUBILEE! AT BALLY’S LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES HISTORIC 30-YEAR RUN THIS JULY

After 18,720 Shows, Entertaining More Than 18 Million Guests and Dancing
Through Over 500,000 Pairs of Tights, Jubilee! is the Longest Running Show
on the Las Vegas Strip

All anniversaries are special, but on July 30, 2011, Jubilee! at Bally’s Las Vegas will not only celebrate its Pearl anniversary; it will secure a place in Las Vegas history as the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The iconic and ultra-glamorous Showgirl has become synonymous with Las Vegas, and Jubilee! proudly stands as the last production show of its kind. Conceived, staged and directed by the legendary Donn Arden, the elaborate retro-glam extravaganza features lavish costumes, dazzling scenery, world-renowned specialty acts, dynamic music, graceful pageantry and of course, gorgeous showgirls wearing their trademark bright shade of red lipstick.

While dancing shows have taken American television by storm and regenerated interest in dance as entertainment, Jubilee! at Bally’s Las Vegas put the spotlight on intricate dance moves back in 1981—the same time that Michael Jackson’s Thriller started its record-breaking run and “I Want My MTV” became a pop culture phenomenon. With 85 dancers of amazing stature (the true showgirl must be at least 5’8” and the men 6’0” and over), accomplished singers, and three specialty performances, Jubilee! is set in seven acts featuring original songs, dances and productions.

The Broadway meets Vegas Glitz production numbers are astounding in size and scope. The stage itself is 190 feet in length and 73 feet deep – making it half the size of a football field and 15 stories tall from the bottom of the orchestra pit to the roof. The show contains sequences not found on any other stage in the world, including amazing aerial stunts and memorable scenes such as “The Sinking of the Titanic” (where 5,000 gallons of recycled water cascade across the stage during the “iceberg” scene) and “The Destruction of the Temple by Samson.” The finale, which includes the famous Red Feather Fan number with the songs, “In the Still of the Night,” “Night and Day,” “Begin the Beguine,” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” has remained a show-stopper for the 30-year run. From beginning to end, Jubilee! features 100 different sets and backdrops,100,000 light bulbs and more than 125 miles of wiring. Additionally, 4,200 pounds of dry ice are used every week to create the smoke effects, and 10 pounds of explosives are used nightly in the 50 different pyrotechnical effects

The 85 showgirls and showboys who make up the historic cast are selected via casting calls held throughout the country several times a year. Not unlike the famed Rockettes, Jubilee! dancers are in a class by themselves, and over the 30-year history the show has featured more than a thousand dancers. With countless hours of rehearsals, choreography and mastering large productions and dance routines, what really separates the Jubilee! Showgirl is her ability to wear the world-renowned head dress, which can weigh up to 22 pounds.

With more than 1,000 costumes worn during the show, Jubilee! has also created 30 years of brilliant stage couture, with many of the costumes having been designed by famed designer Pete Menefee. The original cost for the costumes was $3.5 million, and 18 people currently work in wardrobe every night keeping the costumes in excellent shape. The rhinestones used on the costumers are silver plated Austrian Swarovski crystals, the highest quality rhinestone in the world. There was actually a worldwide shortage of rhinestones in 1981 because they were all being used to create the original Jubilee! costumes. Topaz, crystal, sapphire, emerald, ruby, amethyst and aurora borealis rhinestones are also used, and if all the jewelry from the show were weighed together, it would weigh 10,000 pounds. Mostly ostrich and pheasant feathers are used on the costumes, as well as rooster, turkey and vulture feathers.

“We know a woman never likes to tell her age, but we are so proud of the Showgirl turning 30,” laughs David Hoenemeyer, Bally’s Las Vegas regional president. “To now be reaching our 30th Anniversary is an amazing feat. It’s such an exciting time because there is obviously a renewed interest in dance and the dancers themselves. I think Jubilee! is a great example of how something unique, distinctive and extraordinary really never goes out of style. Big productions, concerts and special events come and go in Las Vegas, but only one show has outlived them all, and it’s Jubilee! We feel that we are bringing a bit of classic Las Vegas to our guests every night we perform.”

Tickets
Witness the mesmerizing special effects and pageantry of one of the longest running shows on the Las Vegas Strip nightly at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Jubilee! is dark on Fridays. Tickets can be purchased at the Bally’s Box office for $57.50 – $117.50.

In addition, the All-Access Backstage Walking Tour gives guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes of Las Vegas’ longest-running and most popular showgirl production. The tour is given by a Jubilee! showgirl or showboy. The tours, which are open to the public, are offered at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased at the Bally’s Box Office for $17 or $12 with the purchase of a Jubilee! show ticket. Bally’s also offers private backstage tours for groups of 25 or more. The private tours include a make-up demonstration and a more in-depth look at the show. Private tours can be arranged seven days a week and are priced at $20 per person.

Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is one of the strip’s most exciting resorts, offering guests a “classic Las Vegas” experience. The 44-acre property is located on the center of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. Bally’s features two 26-story hotel towers, offering 2,814 guestrooms, including 265 suites. The resort features a first-class Sports Book, known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of TV screens. Bally Las Vegas is home to Donn Arden’s Jubilee!, the production that has been thrilling audiences since 1981 with its beautiful showgirls, music, lavish sets and spectacular choreography. Guests my also indulge in the world-famous “Sterling Brunch” each Sunday, featuring the finest array of food from around the world, including caviar, sushi, lobster and champagne.

Bally’s, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For more information, please visit. Find Bally’s on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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StrEATs Food and Art Festival Returns to El Cortez Hotel & Casino June 11

Vegas StrEATs Returns to El Cortez Hotel & Casino

El Cortez will host the monthly Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Fukuburger, LBS Patty Wagon, Snow Ono, Muncheeze, Top Notch BBQ, Lulu’s On The Move, Grouchy Johns, and Foodslingers.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs will bring food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.

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

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El Cortez Hotel & Casino Kicks Off 70th Anniversary Celebrations with Wine Walk and Viewing of “Bugsy”

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Kicks Off 70th Anniversary Celebrations
with Wine Walk and Viewing of “Bugsy”
Festivities will take place at the Jackie Gaughan Parkway

El Cortez Hotel & Casino will begin its 70th anniversary celebrations with a wine walk and special viewing of the film “Bugsy” on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

Admission to the wine walk is $20 per person, and the event will feature a large selection of wines from California, Oregon, Washington State and Europe. Featured wineries will include Constellation featuring Clos Du Bois and Woodbridge, Bronco Wine Co., Trinchero featuring Menage A Trois, Chateau St. Michelle, Moet Hennessy USA, Francis Coppola Winery, Ferrari Carano and Pernod Ricard featuring Jacobs Creek, Mumm Napa, Graffigna and Brancott. Additionally, Lulu’s On The Move food truck will be on The Jackie Gaughan Parkway to offer guests a delicious selection of dining options.

“Bugsy,” starring Warren Beatty and directed by Barry Levinson, is the story of notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel’s rise and fall in Las Vegas. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film will begin promptly at 9 p.m.

Siegel once owned the El Cortez in the 1940s before selling the property to J.K. Houssels. Downtown Las Vegas pioneer Jackie Gaughan then bought the property from Houssels in 1963, and he owned the legendary hotel-casino until 2008.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan’s South Point Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

Erick Morillo 5th Memorial Day Weekend at TAO

TAO Nightclub presents
ERICK MORILLO
5 Year Anniversary of Erick Morillo Memorial Day Weekend
Sunday, May 29, 2011

With Las Vegas now firmly established as an international hotspot for house music, TAO Las Vegas is going back to where it all started. On Sunday, May 29, TAO Nightclub presents the return of international superstar Erick Morillo for an epic 8 hour set to celebrate the fifth year anniversary of a legendary Memorial Day Weekend event that first put Vegas on the dance music map.

“Erick Morillo has the unique ability to capture the energy of a room and hold it until the sun rises. TAO has been able to build on his energy over the past five years and we’ve created a holiday within a holiday every Memorial Day Weekend and this year will be no different,” said Jason Strauss, Partner, TAO Las Vegas.

In the last five years, Memorial Day Weekend at TAO Las Vegas with Erick Morillo has become a veritable institution, exploding from 1,000 to 7,000 people last year and drawing clubbers from all over the world. The famed Asian-inspired nightclub, complete with 20-foot Buddha statue and state-of-the-art audio system, is the perfect backdrop for this larger-than-life house music pioneer. Indeed, the revolutionary night of house music has served as a catalyst in making Vegas one of the biggest markets for house music in the world, and TAO is ready to continue the tradition.

Erick Morillo says, “My Vegas love affair all started with TAO and the Memorial day weekend party has become a summer kick-off institution. We really jump started the entire house music revolution here that is now exploding in Vegas today and it’s really special to come back to play again for their 5 year anniversary.”

Morillo is the owner of Subliminal Records and a platinum-selling artist whose hits include Reel 2 Real’s “I Like To Move It,” “Break Down The Doors” and “Live Your Life” (with Eddie Thoneick, featuring Shawnee Taylor). At the onset of 2011, he launched a celebrated monthly DJ residency at the newly minted dance music mecca Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This summer he returns to Ibiza for his annual residency this year dubbed “Subliminal Invasion,” with a companion CD to be released in June, along with his latest single “Stronger” on Subliminal Records.

The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Marks Two Year Anniversary With Sold Out Concert By Arcade Fire

THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO MARKS TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SOLD OUT CONCERT BY ARCADE FIRE

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrates two years as Las Vegas’ premier rock ‘n’ roll venue on Thursday, April 14.

In honor of its two year anniversary, The Joint welcomes indie rock group Arcade Fire with special guest Local Natives. Arcade Fire recently took the music scene by storm when they won “Album of the Year” for their third album The Suburbs at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The Montreal-based band has also received other prestigious recognition including the 2011 Juno Award for “Album of the Year,” 2011 Brit Award for “Best International Album,” 2008 Meteor Music Award for “Best International Album,” 2008 Juno Award for “Alternative Album of the Year” and more. The seven-piece band will hit the stage at The Joint for an unforgettable sold out performance beginning at 8 p.m.

“Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is known for hosting the best concerts and entertainment in Las Vegas,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “The Joint was designed specifically for concerts with the fan experience and artist comfort in mind. Two years into it, we have knocked it out of the park featuring the biggest names, up and coming artists and everything in between. We appreciate all the support we receive from fans and the music community.”

Since its ribbon cutting with Carlos Santana, Mayor Oscar Goodman and AEG Live and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino executives on April 14, 2009, The Joint has provided Las Vegas with an intimate and authentic concert experience unlike any other. The state-of-the-art venue has received local as well as national recognition for setting new standards for the live music experience. The Joint was voted “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in Las Vegas CityLife’s “2010 Best of the Valley” awards, “Best Venue Sightlines” in Las Vegas Weekly’s “2010 Vegas’ Best” awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 Las Vegas awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in KLAS Channel 8’s “Vegas Says” poll and “Best Concert Venue” by readers and staff in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “2010 Best of Las Vegas” awards. Most recently, The Joint was honored again as “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review Journal’s “2011 Best of Las Vegas” awards, claiming the readers’ vote for the second consecutive year. The publication praised the size and layout of the venue as well as the quality and wide range of mainstream and alternative entertainment that has been on its stage.

Booked and promoted exclusively by AEG Live, The Joint has continuously hosted top-notch talent and numerous sold out shows. Acts to have graced the stage include Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Blink-182, No Doubt, Kings of Leon, Van Morrison, Muse, Drake, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Korn, Weezer, Alice in Chains, Paramore, Them Crooked Vultures, Zac Brown Band, Phoenix, Godsmack, Pixies, Rise Against and many more. In 2009, The Joint secured its place in music history by signing multi-Grammy winner Carlos Santana as Las Vegas’ first rock ‘n’ roll resident artist with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits. In 2010, the venue made headlines again by unveiling Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking monthly experience featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

“At AEG Live, we work with some of hottest bands and artists in the entertainment industry and we love bringing them to the stage at The Joint,” said Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at AEG Live, Las Vegas. “Not only do artists love The Joint’s intimate and sophisticated setting but fans love attending because they receive an unforgettable up close and personal concert experience they can’t get anywhere else.”

The Joint continues to be at the forefront of entertainment, offering an unparalleled lineup throughout the year including music legends The Moody Blues (May 13), country music superstar Tim McGraw (June 7), alternative metal band Deftones (June 11) and rock band Widespread Panic’s 25th Anniversary Tour (July 15 – 16). In addition, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits concludes its historic two-year residency (April 20, 22 – 24, 27, 29 – 30, May 1) and Tiësto In Concert continues its epic visual and aural experience through the end of 2011 (May 7 and 28, July 2, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and 29, Dec. 3). To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com, www.thejointlasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

About The Joint, by Rogue In the great tradition of Las Vegas’ first rock venue, The Joint’s commitment to rock ‘n’ roll is unparalleled. Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 2,951 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, The Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience featuring services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury hotel. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com or www.thejointlasvegas.com.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, 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 such acts as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel 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; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; the luxurious Vanity nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue, home to Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; Poker Lounge; restaurants including Rare 120 steakhouse, the Tuscan-style Italian eatery AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

About AEG Live AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, and Barry Manilow at Paris. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

Ghostbar inside Palms Casino Resort Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Snitch Wednesdays

Snitch Wednesdays at ghostbar Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Donnis, April 6

Indie hip-hop artist Donnis entertains the crowd during the one year anniversary of Snitch Wednesdays at ghostbar, April 6.

Local Alex Williams named the biggest Snitch supporter, winning a night stay in the g-Suite, stocked 1519 bar, VIP table and round of signature drinks.

On Wednesday, April 6, ghostbar inside Palms Casino Resort celebrated its one year anniversary of its weekly party, Snitch Wednesdays with a unique performance by chart-topping indie hip-hop artist, Donnis and turntable master, DJ Benzi. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails during a hosted bar by 1519 Tequila. One lucky partygoer, Alex Williams, was announced the “biggest Snitch supporter,” winning a complimentary one-night stay in the glamorous g-Suite located in the Palms Fantasy Tower. The 2,500-square-foot space is fashioned after the original ghostbar and offers incredible amenities including a show shower, pool table and a glass floor balcony. Williams and friends will also enjoy a VIP table and a round of signature Snitch cocktails next Wednesday, before heading to the suite, which will be equipped with a full bar, courtesy of 1519 Tequila.

GHOSTBAR High above the glittering expanse of Las Vegas, the 8,000 square foot ghostbar is a sultry and sophisticated indoor-outdoor lounge and sky deck on the 55th floor of the Palms Casino Resort. ghostbar is home to events which include: Snitch Wednesdays, a cool and swanky industry night featuring classic hip-hop mash-ups, indie and top 40 hits; and ghostbar Sundays, sexy boutique house music night. This month, ghostbar celebrates the one year anniversary of Snitch Wednesdays. Indoors amid the seductive shadows, the sleek, chic ghostbar offers ultra-lounging luxury that features fourteen-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a dramatic view of the night sky and city below and a 30-foot ghost-shaped soffit in the ceiling that changes colors as a deejay spins an eclectic music mix. Patrons can lounge on the custom, ultra-contemporary furniture, seek privacy in the intimate seating arrangements or VIP lounge, or mingle at the terrazzo bar. Behind the bar, shelves of premium spirits glow with the incandescence cast by backlit panels of acrylic-encased fabric. The dramatic outdoor deck provides a near 360-degree view of the Vegas skyline, with a glass inset in the floor offering a jaw-dropping view straight down. Posh seating areas are enhanced with a fiber-optically lit drink rail running most of the circumference of the deck. Specialty cocktails include champagne concoctions and high-end wines by the glass. ghostbar is open seven nights a week at 8 p.m. and open until late. For additional information, please visit www.ghostbar.com or call 702.938.BOOO (2666). Photos attached, credit Aaron Garcia/9 Group.