The Mob Museum, Mayors Carolyn G. and Oscar B. Goodman Celebrated 2 Millionth Visitor, Fri., Oct. 12

 

Former Mayor Oscar Goodman (L), Mayor Carolyn Goodman, 2 millionth visitor Sylvia Geitner and The Mob Museum President & CEO Jonathan Ullman celebrate the monumental milestone, Oct. 12. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM, MAYORS CAROLYN G. AND OSCAR B. GOODMAN CELEBRATED 2 MILLIONTH VISITOR, FRIDAY, OCT. 12 

 

To recognize the milestone of its 2 millionth visitor, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrated the unsuspecting guest’s arrival with classic, Las Vegas-style fanfare. Surprise festivities for Sylvia Geitner from Munich, Germany, included a presentation of the key to the Museum by President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ullman, a proclamation by City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and a toast led by Museum Founding Board Member and Former Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. Geitner also received a jar of commemorative, house-distilled moonshine and a lifetime membership to the Museum. Afterward, cake and Champagne were served in The Underground Speakeasy. 

FAST FACTS:
In addition to welcoming 2 million visitors, The Mob Museum is proud to highlight other noteworthy accomplishments including:

  • Earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums.
  • Economic impact on Downtown Las Vegas: $20.5 million annually
  • Audio tours taken: 50,114
  • Students who have participated in Investigating History educational outreach program: 9,162 students
  • Free admission offered to Nevada locals on Annual Free Days and in conjunction with Community Safety Forums: 7,000 guests per year
  • New artifacts acquired since opening: More than 2,000
  • Museum Members: More than 1,500
  • Volunteers: 100 Active with close to 12,000 hours served annually
  • Private events: 636
  • Public programs, including Courtroom Conversations, Author Talks, Book Signings and Wiseguy Speaker Series: 283
  • Low-income-senior participants in community outreach programs: 250
  • Family Nights participants: 150 in 2018
  • Employees: 120
  • Weddings held: 107
  • Awards and accolades received: Approximately 100

WEBSITE:
www.TheMobMuseum.org

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum
www.Twitter.com/themobmuseum
www.Instagram.com/themobmuseum 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Rebel Red Proclamations Made Throughout Southern Nevada

REBEL RED PROCLAMATIONS MADE THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN NEVADA

Promotions and free tailgate event highlight Wednesday’s Governor’s Series Game between UNLV and UNR
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, has been proclaimed as “Rebel Red Day,” by the Clark County Board of Commissioners and the City of Las Vegas.
 
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman presented UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois and UNLV head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies proclamations Tuesday in Downtown Las Vegas.
 
Clark County and the City of Las Vegas are encouraging Rebel fans throughout Southern Nevada to wear red on Wednesday as the UNLV men’s basketball team hosts No. 21 UNR at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
The Governor’s Series game and Senior Night will be a RED OUT with the first 3,000 fans receiving a free red t-shirt. 
 
A free pregame tailgate will be held starting at 6 p.m. on the plaza outside the Thomas & Mack Center. Activities will include performances by UNLV Cheer and the Rebel Girls & Company, a Smash Brothers E-Sports Tournament, classic tailgating games, a DJ and much more. Free food and drinks will be available for students on a first-come, first-served basis, while there will be a Smokin’ Sams food truck on site with options for purchase for the public. Student-athletes from various UNLV Athletics teams will be present and the UNLV indoor track & field team that recently won the Mountain West championship will be recognized.
 
The UNLV campus has also declared Rebel Red Days this week in support of its men’s and women’s basketball teams.
 
Tickets for the game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early for the Senior Salute as well as to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show for the season’s final time, which features 3D Video Projection Mapping.

Vegas Golden Knights and The D Las Vegas to Make Special Joint Announcement, June 13



VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS AND THE D LAS VEGAS TO MAKE SPECIAL JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT, JUNE 13


WHAT:
A week ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft on June 21, the Vegas Golden Knights will make a special announcement alongside of the D Las Vegas’ CEO Derek Stevens. Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Vegas Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant and President Kerry Bubolz will also be present to mark the occasion, which will unveil an exciting collaboration between the beloved Downtown Las Vegas property and Las Vegas’ first-ever major professional sports organization.

 

WHO:
Derek Stevens –
CEO of the D Las Vegas
Gerard Gallant – Head Coach, Vegas Golden Knights
 Kerry Bubolz – President, Vegas Golden Knights
 Mayor Carolyn Goodman

                       

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 13

WHERE:
Third Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada

About the D Las Vegas
the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Snapchat.

 

Photos: Epicurean Charitable Foundation MENUS Raises $400,000 to Benefit Future Leaders of Hospitality

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ECF’s M.E.N.U.S. Benefits Future Leaders of Hospitality

The Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) held its signature annual fundraising event M.E.N.U.S. (Mentoring & Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students) last night at Mandalay Bay Beach, raising more than $400,000 to benefit local students pursuing college degrees in the hospitality or culinary arts profession.
More than 26 of the city’s finest restaurants and chefs showcased freshly-prepared bites, complemented by a vast selection of premium beverages and spirits. Guests kicked off their shoes and danced in the surf as rock band the Gin Blossoms serenaded the crowd with hits such as “Hey Jealousy,” “Miss Disarray,” and “Follow You Down.”
Fabulous silent auction packages were up for bid including private dinners with world-class chefs, vacations to Lake Tahoe, Florida, Napa, Hollywood and Dallas, staycations, show tickets and more. Owner of Las Vegas’ first NHL team, Bill Foley, was honored for his contributions to the city and Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared Sept. 16 as “Epicurean Charitable Foundation Day” in Las Vegas in recognition of the foundation’s commitment to the future of the food & beverage industry.
“It’s an honor to be involved in these students’ lives and watch them develop and grow into professional young adults, with the knowledge and experience to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Melissa Arias, ECF’s executive director. “The proceeds from M.E.N.U.S. allow us to continue supporting these students and I’m always inspired by the generosity and compassion of this city.”
Follow ECF’s latest events and updates on Instagram and Twitter at @EpicureanLV or Facebook at facebook.com/epicureanlv, or visit ecflv.org for more information.

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Pouring cocktails at ECF MENUS. Credit Cashman Photo

About Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas
Founded in 2001 and comprised of 25 of Las Vegas’ top food & beverage and hospitality executives, Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) is dedicated to providing scholarships and unique mentorship opportunities to deserving local students passionate about pursuing a career in hospitality or culinary arts. To support the mission, ECF holds a grand annual fundraiser, known as M.E.N.U.S. (Mentoring and Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students), featuring an exclusive dine-around, live entertainment and elaborate amenities. For more information, call 702.932.5098, visit ecflv.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @EpicureanLV.

UNLV ATHLETIC NEWS: Rebel Athletic Department To Host National Girls And Women In Sports Day On February 6

UNLV TO HOST NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY ON FEBRUARY 6

The Rebel athletic department will host a free all-sports clinic prior to the Lady Rebel home game versus Fresno State


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The UNLV Lady Rebels and the UNLV Athletic Department will be honoring the 30th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 6, by hosting a free sports clinic as well as honoring several notable women in the Las Vegas community at the Lady Rebel home game later that afternoon.

 

The day will start with the free sports clinic, as players and staff from several athletic teams at UNLV, including the basketball, volleyball, soccer, swimming, softball, golf and pom teams will be helping to run the event for kids (girls and boys) between 2nd and 8th grades at the Mendenhall Center. Doors open at 11:45 for registration while the clinic starts at 12:30 pm with different stations spread out over the Mendenhall Center and the practice courts at the Cox Pavilion. Following the clinic, all participants are invited to attend the UNLV Lady Rebels contest against Fresno State for free, with the game starting at 3 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

 

At the Lady Rebel contest, Mayor Carolyn Goodman will be presented with an honorary game ball, while several other women will be recognized through out the game for their accomplishments and for their contributions to Las Vegas and to the sports community.

 

The UNLV-Fresno State contest will also be Rebel Kids Club day, and there will be more activities for kids outside of the clinic including bounce houses on the Cox Pavilion concourse as part of the Kids Zone starting at 2 pm. All participants in the sports clinic will receive free t-shirts, while the first 200 fans to the basketball game will also receive a free t-shirt. Advance tickets bought online for the game at UNLVTickets.com are just $5, while kids 12 and under are always free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests.

 

NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports, starting back in 1987. The national-wide celebration is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition, and the theme for 2016 is “Leading The Way!”

 

For more information about the event you can contact Rachel Dunn, Lady Rebel Director of Operations, at 702-895-3041 or by email (rachel.dunn@unlv.edu). Sign-ups for the NGWSD are also available online at UNLVwomensbasketballcamps.com.

 

PHOTOS: Chef Rick Moonen Honored With “Rick Moonen Day” Proclamation Courtesy Of Mayor Carolyn Goodman

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CHEF RICK MOONEN HONORED WITH “RICK MOONEN DAY” PROCLAMATION COURTESY OF MAYOR CAROLYN GOODMAN

Today, (Wednesday, April 1, 2015) restaurateur and advocate for sustainable seafood Chef Rick Moonen received a City of Las Vegas proclamation from Mayor Carolyn Goodman on the zaniest day of the year, declaring April 1 as “Rick Moonen Day,” or as Moonen likes to call it “Moonen No Foolin’ Day,” in honor of the fun-loving chef and his contributions to the city.

Since his emergence on the Las Vegas restaurant scene in 2005, with the opening of rm seafood at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and most recently Rx Boiler Room, Moonen has been one of the leading advocates and providers of sustainable seafood practices in the city for over a decade.

Moonen has played a pivotal role in the Las Vegas community with his giving spirit, being a strong supporter of Chefs to the Max, Fight MSA for Kerry Simon, Keep Memory Alive, Life is Beautiful Festival, Scleroderma Research Foundation, and Three Square Food Bank. In addition, April marks the celebration of Earth Month, a month-long celebration that perfectly coincides with his tireless efforts of being a strong voice in protection of our world’s oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.

Moonen will be offering a special Rick Moonen Day menu at rm seafood for tonight only, available in the bar and lounge. Guests are invited to enjoy $4 select bottle beers; $6 well drinks, as well as specials from the raw bar including $2 littleneck clams, $2 mussels, $8 seafood escabeche, $12 half-dozen oysters and half-dozen gulf shrimp. Other dishes include $6 sushi roll offerings, as well as $4 small bites such as a lobster roll or fish taco.

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About Chef Rick Moonen

Chef and cookbook author, Rick Moonen, has been one of the country’s leading advocates for the sustainable seafood movement for more than 25 years, bringing national awareness to this subject near and dear to his heart. His restaurant, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, showcases his commitment to sustainability without foregoing culinary creativity and innovation, and has been critically acclaimed by local and national press alike.  In 2010 Rick made a memorable appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, nearly taking home the title and raising thousands of dollars and national awareness for Three Square food bank in Las Vegas.  In May of 2011 Monterey Bay Aquarium honored Rick as their “Chef of the Year” for his tireless efforts towards sustainability. He’s been featured on CNN, TODAY, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Dan Rather Reports, and many more.  Find him on Twitter @RickMoonen, Facebook.com/ChefRickMoonen, on Instagram @ChefMoonen or www.rickmoonen.com.

Chef Rick Moonen To Be Honored With “Rick Moonen Day” Proclamation Courtesy Of Mayor Carolyn Goodman Set For April 1

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CHEF RICK MOONEN TO BE HONORED WITH “RICK MOONEN
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CAROLYN GOODMAN SET FOR APRIL 1

 

Move over April Fools’ Day! Restaurateur and advocate for sustainable seafood Chef Rick Moonen will receive a City of Las Vegas proclamation from Mayor Carolyn Goodman on the zaniest day of the year, declaring April 1 as “Rick Moonen Day,” or as Moonen likes to call it “Moonen No Foolin’ Day,” in honor of the fun-loving chef and his contributions to the city.

 

Since his emergence on the Las Vegas restaurant scene in 2005, with the opening of rm seafood at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and most recently Rx Boiler Room, Moonen has been one of the leading advocates and providers of sustainable seafood practices in the city for over a decade.

 

Moonen has played a pivotal role in the Las Vegas community with his giving spirit, being a strong supporter of Chefs to the Max, Fight MSA for Kerry Simon, Keep Memory Alive, Life is Beautiful Festival, Scleroderma Research Foundation, and Three Square Food Bank. In addition, April marks the celebration of Earth Month, a month-long celebration that perfectly coincides with his tireless efforts of being a strong voice in protection of our world’s oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.

 

Moonen, who recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of rm seafood in February, invites guests to join him in continuing the celebration for “Rick Moonen Day” by indulging in a special selection of unforgettable culinary hits that have been served since day one. Highlights include Everything Crusted Yellowfin Tuna with mixed grains, ratatouille and red pepper coulis; Pan-Seared Local Bass on chive whipped potatoes with truffle sauce and shitake mushrooms; Rick’s Seafood Gumbo with shrimp, clams, mussels, crab, okra and rice; and Linguini and Clams made to order with Atlantic littleneck surf clams, olive oil and parsley.

 

Rick Moonen’s proclamation event will be held on April 1, 2015, at 9 a.m. inside Las Vegas City Hall. For more information about rm seafood and to make reservations, visit www.rmseafood.com or call (702) 369-6300.

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About Chef Rick Moonen
Chef and cookbook author, Rick Moonen, has been one of the country’s leading advocates for the sustainable seafood movement for more than 25 years, bringing national awareness to this subject near and dear to his heart. His restaurant, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, showcases his commitment to sustainability without foregoing culinary creativity and innovation, and has been critically acclaimed by local and national press alike.  In 2010 Rick made a memorable appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, nearly taking home the title and raising thousands of dollars and national awareness for Three Square food bank in Las Vegas.  In May of 2011 Monterey Bay Aquarium honored Rick as their “Chef of the Year” for his tireless efforts towards sustainability. He’s been featured on CNN, TODAY, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Dan Rather Reports, and many more.  Find him on Twitter @RickMoonen, Facebook.com/ChefRickMoonen, on Instagram @ChefMoonen or www.rickmoonen.com.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Welcomes Lunar New Year & Valentine’s Day

 

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Giant Illuminated Dragon and More Welcomes Lunar New Year


A legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon is a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The Forum Shops at Caesars is sharing this fabled creature in a big way by welcoming a 22-ft. long, 6-ft. wide and 12-ft. high dragon to the world-renowned retail destination. Displayed on the Fortuna Terrace near the entrance to The Forum Shops from Caesars Palace casino for the public to enjoy, the massive 950-lb steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, many of which flicker, giving the mythical beast a vibrant look and dynamic feel. While the Chinese New Year begins on February 19, 2015 and it is the Year of the Sheep, the traditional Chinese dragon will be on display throughout the Lunar New Year celebratory season. To further mark Chinese New Year, The Forum Shops at Caesars will again welcome students from the Meadows School, who will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday, Feb. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 Meadows students – 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade plus the school’s very special guest, founder and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman.

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A number of Forum Shops retailers are also marking the Lunar New Year season with special events and limited-edition products. To celebrate Chinese New Year, British luxury brand Mulberry has created a limited edition version of its best-selling Cara Delevingne Bag. The Mini Cara Delevingne Bag in Poppy Red Quilted Nappa Leather has an exclusive finishing touch: a stamped ram on the leather keeper symbolizing 2015’s Chinese zodiac sign. There are only eighty-eight Chinese New Year Mini Cara Delevingne Bags, available in selected locations around the world – including The Forum Shops at Caesars. Collectors and guests of Rotella Gallery will not only be engaged with festive decor but the gallery is also highlighting photographs that coincide with the special occasion. In conjunction with the Year of the Goat, Sheep and Ram, Rotella Gallery is highlighting two of photographer Art Wolfe’s brilliantly captured images “Mountain Goat & Kid” and “Huang Shan.” Burberry has a Lunar New Year inspired collection for 2015 including a limited edition Scottish-woven Heritage Cashmere Scarf in camel, stone and charcoal. The scarf is embroidered with the Chinese symbol for good fortune. Burberry monogramming is also available for Lunar New Year gifts. The iconic Heritage cashmere scarves, color block ponchos, and the new My Burberry fragrance for women can be personalized with up to three initials to create bespoke gifts for loved ones. Van Cleef and Arpels spotlight the Midnight Red Dragon timepiece. Set in white gold with the dial crafted of miniature painting in enamel. Swatch is proud to present The Goat’s Keeper, a special watch created in celebration of the 2015 Chinese New Year. Be sure to visit Ermenegildo Zegna to see their window display in honor of Chinese New Year.

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Love is in the Air this Valentine’s Day at The Forum Shops


The Forum Shops has the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts that are sure to make your heart beat faster. As they say, diamonds are a girl’s best friend and David Yurman knows that certainly rings true. America’s leading fine jeweler, David Yurman is spotlighting the ideal Valentine’s Day gifts. From an Initial Pinky Ring with diamonds or stunning gold Cable bracelets to the new Starburst designs featuring vivid gemstone, David Yurman has a variety of perfect pieces she’ll love. For him, Forged Carbon Designs are distinctive and stylish. For the fun fashionista, now through Feb 11, Brighton Collectibles is offering a free “My Sweet Valentine Tote” with a single, same-day purchase of $100 or more, while supplies last. Tory Burch has a number of lovely gifts that are sure to please. From a Valentine-inspired hard-shell iPhone case to a distinctive red chain wallet to cosmetic cases and more, Tory Burch has a great variety of heart-pleasing gifts. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Swatch presents its special Unlock My Heart watch. Specialty retailer Henri Bendel has a selection of Valentine’s handbags, jewelry, accessories and more that are sure to make your heart flutter including a floral blossom signature candle and a blush pink mini ring box. Looking for something for the special “him” in your life? Vilebrequin has a selection of men’s swim trucks including the Poppy Red Tropical Pineapple shorts – festive and whimsical. The Forum Shops is also home to Agent Provocateur for beautifully-designed and exceptional quality lingerie and nightwear as well as La Perla, one of the leading creators of luxurious and fashionable lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, and loungewear for women and men. Of course, there’s also the newly-expanded and remodeled two-story Victoria’s Secret now open at The Forum Shops.

 

Now Open at The Forum Shops


Joining The Forum Shops impressive roster, CHANEL Fragrance, Beauty and Sunglasses opens a first-of-its-kind boutique in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops near the Festival Court. The 850-square-foot boutique showcases coveted CHANEL fragrance, makeup and skincare products, and pairs them with a visually inspiring outpost for CHANEL sunglasses in a one-of-a-kind design concept exclusive to this location.

RAISE YOUR STEINS – JANUARY 31ST IS HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS DAY

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RAISE YOUR STEINS – JANUARY 31ST IS HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS DAY

11 Years of German Tradition Started with One Man’s Vision

 

What do Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vladimir Lenin and Empress Sissi of Austria have in common? They all visited Hofbräuhaus Munich during their lifetimes. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas opened near the famous Las Vegas Strip on January 31, 2004 bringing a piece of “real Munich” to the scenery and has since had more than 2.5 million visitors. It is the success story of visionary Stefan Gastager, born in 1963, in Garching (near Munich) Germany.

He began his professional career as a car mechanic for such luxury brands as Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche. In the second stage of his career he built formula 1 race engines for BMW and continued his career as a service pool specialist in Malaysia. During his vacation to Las Vegas in 1999, Gastager had a vision.

“There were replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Canal and the Empire State Building, but no authentic German restaurant,” Gastager recalled. “So why not recreate a true copy of the Hofbräuhaus in Munich and bring a piece of Bavarian culture and tradition to Las Vegas?”

Gastager made sure every detail was accounted for, from the hand-painted ceilings and look of the exterior, to authentic menu items such as schnitzel, sausages and jumbo pretzels mirroring Bavarian dishes from the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich. And don’t forget the Hofbräu beer that is held to the standards of the Purity Law of 1516, and shipped fresh to Las Vegas from Germany. Guests at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas drink a quarter of a million liters of beer annually.

The opening of Hofbräuhaus Chicago was also spearheaded by Gastager, which has quickly become the top-selling Hofbräuhaus in the United States since its opening in January 2013. Gastager is proud that his vision has become such a successful reality, earning several awards and accolades in both his native Germany and right here in Las Vegas. One of those being Mayor Carolyn Goodman declaring January 31 Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Day.

ABOUT HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS:

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun. At the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it’s Oktoberfest every day! For more information, please contact Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 702.853.BEER (2337) or visit online at www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com.

Boyd Gaming’s Historic California Hotel & Casino Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2015

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Boyd Gaming’s Historic California Hotel & Casino Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2015

Downtown Veteran Casino and Popular Hawaiian-Themed Destination Celebrates a Milestone

Having opened its doors on January 1, 1975, the California Hotel and Casino commemorates its 40th year in 2015. A staple in downtown Las Vegas hospitality and culture, “The Cal” has welcomed locals and tourists alike with its casual atmosphere, delectable food and beverage offerings and Aloha atmosphere.

“It has been an incredible 40 years in which the California Hotel & Casino has evolved into the beloved Downtown property it is today – an establishment that has always been dedicated to treating people right,” said Bill Boyd, Executive Chairman of Boyd Gaming. “We’re excited to applaud the property’s rich heritage, along with our valued employees, guests and community.”

On Saturday, January 31 at 12 p.m., Mr. Boyd will attend the official 40th anniversary celebration at the California Hotel – open to the public – featuring a champagne toast, cake, hula dancers, live Hawaiian music and special anniversary giveaways. City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is scheduled to join Mr. Boyd in the presentation during the festivities, along with numerous “day one” employees who will be honored for their dedication, hard work and impressive tenure at the California Hotel and Casino.

In honor of the anniversary, the Downtown Las Vegas landmark will offer various casino and dining promotions, including:

Casino Floor Promotions– Available only on Saturday, January 31
– Kiosk Mystery Multiplier Game – Up to 40x Reels 20x VP – (6am – 11:59 pm)
– 4 of a Kind with all 4s – Get $40 in slot dollars at any Cal casino bar
– Table Games promotion – any suited Blackjack wins logoed t-shirt or hat
– Jackpot T-shirts with 40th Logo

Food Specials – Available Friday, January 30 through Monday, February 2
– Market Street Café – 96 hours of Oxtail in Market Street Café – $9.99
– Market Street Café – 8oz New York Steak & Shrimp Scampi – $14
– Redwood – 3 course $40 dinner – Bacon wrapped scallops, Steak au poivre and Banana Fosters Cheesecake
– $0.75 shot specials at all casino bars, including Bushmill Whiskey, Red Stag Cherry Bourbon, White Ghost Bourbon, Bacardi 51 Rum, Ketel One Citron, Johnny Walker Red Scotch and more

From its establishment in 1975, The California Hotel & Casino has expanded from 325 rooms to 781 and boasts of new projects on line in the coming year. The property recently opened the California Noodle House, an exquisite new dining option serving a wide variety of gourmet dishes from the kitchens of Asia.

The California Hotel & Casino is the catalyst of Boyd Gaming’s Hawaiian charm, which has since extended to the both the Fremont and Main Street Station properties, and is credited with helping to build a robust Hawaiian community within Las Vegas – commonly called “the ninth island.”

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For more information, please visit: http://www.thecal.com

Discuss the anniversary on Twitter: @thecalcasino

Las Vegas Legends to Join Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)

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Las Vegas Legends to Join
Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)

Press conference to unveil new professional alliance on Monday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

 

WHAT: Las Vegas has a new professional sports team as the Legends join the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) as the league’s 24th team.

The Las Vegas Legends will deliver an official MASL soccer ball to Mayor Carolyn Goodman to launch this international affiliation.

WHO: Legends’ General Manager and President, Meir Cohen, will introduce the affiliation with MASL.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman to receive first official signed Legends soccer ball and commemorative jersey – photo opportunity with 100 children soccer players along with several team members of the Las Vegas Legends.

WHEN: Press Conference

Monday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Las Vegas Indoor Sports Park

1400 N Rampart Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89128


INFORMATION:

Top professional indoor soccer teams from across the United States and Mexico have come together to create a new super league.  These teams that had previously played in the MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) and PASL (Professional Arena Soccer League) have combined to form the Major Arena Soccer League. The league currently has 24 established teams to play in the 2014/2015 season.  The following teams are in the league:

1)    Baltimore Blast                       9)    Las Vegas Legends               17)   San Diego Sockers
2)    Brownsville Barracudas   10)  Mexico Toros                            18)  St. Louis Ambush
3)     Chicago Mustangs               11)   Milwaukee Wave                   19)  Syracuse SilverKnights
4)     Cincinnati Saints                  12)   Missouri Comets                   20)   Tacoma Stars
5)     Dallas Sidekicks                   13)   Monterrey Flash                    21)   Texas Strikers
6)     Detroit Waza Flo                  14)   Ontario Fury                            22)   Tulsa Revolution
7)     Harrisburg Heat                   15)   Rochester Lancers                23)   Turlock Express
8)     Hildago La Fiera                   16)  Saltillo Rancho Seco              24)   Wichita B52’s

Major Arena Soccer League will play 20 regular season games and the teams will be divided into multiple divisions based on geography.  Three teams from each division will make the play-offs.  Team schedules will be released at the beginning of August 2014 along with the play-off format.

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Celebrates Five Years as One of the Country’s Leading Live Entertainment Venues on April 17

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THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS AS
ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES ON APRIL 17

April 17, 2014 proclaimed “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day in honor of 5th anniversary

Today (April 17), The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino commemorates five years as Las Vegas’ premier venue for live music, comedy, sporting events and more. In honor of its 5th anniversary, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed April 17, 2014 as “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day.

The Las Vegas concert experience changed forever when Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveiled The Joint in April 2009 with five sold out shows over two opening weekends. The state-of-the-art venue revolutionized the entertainment scene, providing not only an intimate and authentic concert experience featuring some of the world’s biggest musical acts, but also hosting comedians, mixed martial arts, boxing, awards shows and more.

Booked and promoted exclusively by AEG Live, The Joint has sold more than 1,017,170 tickets to over 380 events featuring iconic talent such as the Killers, Paul McCartney, The Who, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Blink-182, Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Prince, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Queens of the Stone Age, Drake, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Weezer and many more. The ground-breaking venue was also the first to debut the extremely popular concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies, showcasing talent from legendary bands and artists such as  Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard as well as top-selling electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. Guns N’ Roses will return to The Joint for its second residency, An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!, May 21 – June 7.

“From opening with the Killers and Paul McCartney to having some of the biggest artists in the world such as including Imagine Dragons, The Who, Prince and Nine Inch Nails to launching five, soon-to-be six, sold out residencies, it has been one heck of an incredible ride,” said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Five years is an amazing milestone but we’re not even close to being done, we’re just getting started. The Joint will be showcasing the best talent in the world for years to come.”

“We’re exceptionally proud of what we have accomplished at The Joint in the past five years,” said Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. “Our goal has always been to offer top-notch entertainment while focusing on the experience of our fans and I think we’ve done that ten-fold. The fans are proof; they keep coming back because they know The Joint is the place in Las Vegas to see a live show.”

Since opening, the venue has received numerous accolades commending its achievements in live entertainment. It has been named:

  •  “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas”  in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  •  “Hottest Club in America” by Billboard magazine in (No. 11) 2013, (No. 1) 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” by guest experts Imagine Dragons in Vegas SEVEN’s “Best of the City” in 2013
  • “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010
  • “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in 2013, 2012 and “Best Venue Sightlines” in 2010 in Las Vegas Weekly’s “Weekly Awards”
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in Las Vegas CityLife’s “2010Best of the Valley” awards
  •  “Best Live Music Venue” in KLAS Channel 8’s “Vegas Says” poll in 2010

 

Continuing to set the standard for live entertainment, the award-winning venue delivers a fearless and unrivaled lineup throughout its 5th anniversary year including The Cult with special guest Prayers (April 19); Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions present: Ishe Smith, Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera and Jesus Cuellar vs. Rico Ramos (May 2); Cheech & Chong and WAR (May 16); Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! (May 21, 24 – 25, 29, 30 – 31; June 4, 6 – 7); Katt Williams (May 25); Jim Jefferies (May 31); Vegas Nightlife Fights (June 12); Widespread Panic (July 2 – 4) with special guests Greensky Bluegrass (July 2), Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (July 3) and Dirty Dozen Brass Band (July 4); Queen + Adam Lambert (July 5 – 6); The Voice 2014 Tour (July 25); BOSTON with special guest Cheap Trick (July 26); Austin Mahone with The Vamps and special guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes (July 31); YES (Aug. 15); ZZ Top & Jeff Beck (Aug. 16) and more to be announced.

For more information about The Joint, visit www.hardrockhotel.com/thejoint. Tickets to upcoming events can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at AXS.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.

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About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy andDef Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well asTiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

 

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 Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With Mayor Goodman

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Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With Mayor Goodman

 

WHAT: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas celebrates their 10 year anniversary on January 31 with Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Mayor Goodman will be in attendance to tap the honorary keg of Dark Wheat, and present the restaurant with a proclamation to commemorate the evening.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is proud to partner with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, for this special anniversary evening. The culinary visionaries have created a custom Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas beer stein cake for display throughout the celebration for guests to enjoy. In addition to the live entertainment, celebrity sightings and authentic food, the restaurant will also be donating a dollar from every liter (34 oz.) of beer sold throughout the evening to Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s charity, the Miracle League.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun.

From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands, to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and much more, all accompanied by traditional music and the finest Hofbräu beer imported from Munich, Germany.

WHEN:
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89169

 

The Forum Shops Celebrates the Year of the Horse with Meadows School Chinese New Year Parade

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Meadows School Students’ 18th Annual Performance on Friday, Jan 31

 

To celebrate the first day of the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Horse, students from The Meadows School will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars on Friday, Jan. 31 beginning at 10 a.m. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 Meadows students – 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade plus the school’s very special guest, founder and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman.

 

The Year of the Horse is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. This marks the 18th consecutive year The Meadows School has performed at The Forum Shops for this annual celebration.

 

This year’s parade is particularly special as the Meadows School mascot is the Mustang and it is the Year of the Horse. Adding to the distinction of the day, two high school seniors will be speaking during the event. These two students have attended Meadows since kindergarten and both first performed in the parade at The Forum Shops as kindergarteners. Red and gold costumes (Chinese colors of joy), drums and firecrackers (to keep evil spirits away) will be prominently featured in the celebratory parade.  As they wind their way through the premier retail destination, they will stop in front of the Fountain of the Gods to perform.

 

Performers will begin the parade at the entrance off The Strip near Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, continuing throughout the entire shopping center and stopping for a primary performance at the Fountain of the Gods in front of Tiffany & Co. Mayor Carolyn Goodman will make remarks at this time. The parade will then continue, past the newly-renovated Atlantis Show and ending at The Forum Shops lower valet area.

 

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With Mayor Goodman

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Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With Mayor Goodman

 

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas celebrates their 10 year anniversary on January 31 with Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Mayor Goodman will be in attendance to tap the honorary keg, and kick-start the celebration, while presenting the restaurant with a proclamation to commemorate the evening.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is proud to partner with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts for this special anniversary evening. The culinary visionaries of Le Cordon Bleu have created a custom Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas beer stein cake for display throughout the celebration for guests to enjoy.

In addition to the live entertainment, celebrity sightings and authentic food, the restaurant will also be donating a dollar from every liter (34 oz.) of beer sold throughout the evening to Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s charity, the Miracle League. The Miracle League believes every child deserves a chance to play baseball, and their goal is to offer the program to every city in the country so children, young adults and adults alike with special needs around the globe will have this same opportunity.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 10 years in the most amazing city in the world,” said Stefan Gastager, President of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. “We appreciate all of the overwhelming support we have received over the years, and will continue to provide our patrons with the most authentic German experience in Las Vegas for many years to come!”

 

ABOUT HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS:
The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun.

From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and much more, all accompanied by great music and the finest Hofbräu beer imported from Munich, Germany. At the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it’s Oktoberfest every day!

For more information, please contact Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 702.853.BEER (2337), or visit online at www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com.

Photos: 11,221 Santas Join Shania Twain for Las Vegas Great Santa Run

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EVENT RECAP: MORE THAN 11,000 KRIS KRINGLE LOOKALIKES JOIN SHANIA TWAIN AT LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN

 

On Saturday, December 7, Opportunity Village made history as 11,221 participants dressed like Kris Kringle for the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run in Downtown Las Vegas. Led by Grand Marshal Shania Twain, the iconic event beat its personal record and defeated Liverpool rivals for the “World Santa Challenge” championship.

“We were blown away by the outpouring of support from the Las Vegas community,” said Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “This was truly one of our best events yet, and we look forward to keeping the momentum going into the run’s 10th year.”

Shania Twain, who currently headlines SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace looked glamorous in a white Santa hat and chic black and white cape.

“I want to give all of you a big thank you for supporting this beautiful cause,” she told the excited crowd as she beamed from Fremont Street Experience’s Third Street Stage.

After the national anthem, sung by JERSEY BOYS star Jeff Leibow, Twain guided the racers to the starting line on East Fremont Street where she was escorted by none other than Santa Claus in a shiny, red Jeep “sleigh” provided by Sahara Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Twain led the traditional “on your mark, get set, go!” countdown to start the race and the thousands of runners took off for the 5k, followed shortly by a one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk.

In honor of the event’s return to Downtown Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared the morning’s festivities as the city’s official “Las Vegas Great Santa Run Day.” Representatives from Liverpool’s Santa Dash were on-hand to award the “World Santa Challenge” trophy to Opportunity Village, which has now held the coveted title for nine years. Shania Twain’s Great Santa Run team won the prize for the most funds raised and The Venetian/Palazzo took the title of the largest race team.

Throughout the day, racers were treated to acts from Las Vegas’ hottest performers: Jabbawockeez taught the Santas a special dance as part of their #CokeRedMoves campaign and had everyone grooving with the official Coca-Cola polar bear; Zumba girls, Kat & J-John, warmed up the audience with exciting aerobics; Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie had the crowd singing along to holiday classics; Opportunity Village’s “OV Elvi” drummed and danced to some of Elvis’ greatest hits; and George Dare belted out event’s official theme song, “Run, Santa, Run!”

Hungry racers stopped by popular food truck Lobster ME for a post-race bite, and event sponsors Krispy Kreme, Circle K Convenience Stores, Jamba Juice and Core Power provided runners with free food samples throughout the morning. The fun continued after the race as Hennessey’s Las Vegas hosted the official Great Santa Run after party.

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Denise Truscello & Wire Image – Shania Twain & Santa; Mayor Carolyn Goodman & The Chippendales; Shania & the crowd of Santas; Shania Twain, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Opportunity Village representatives
Opportunity Village – Jabbawockeez; Santas on Fremont Street

About The 2013 Las Vegas Great Santa Run

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run® serves as the largest annual fundraiser benefitting Opportunity Village, with thousands of participants flooding the streets for a 5K run and one mile walk each year. The 2013 Great Santa Run took place on Saturday, December 7 in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

About Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Recently voted by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers for “Best Community Organization,” for the second year in a row, Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. Serving nearly 3,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village provides its “OVIPs” with vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to make their lives more productive and interesting.

Photos/ Recap: HELP of Southern Nevada Hosts 14th Annual Tea, Trends & Tranquility Event Honoring Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, Oct. 30), HELP of Southern Nevada hosted its 14th Annual Tea, Trends and Tranquility event at Four Seasons Las Vegas. Hosted by Joe Barbara from the Las Vegas cast of JERSEY BOYS, the afternoon of tea, fashion and philanthropy honored Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who was in attendance, for her support of human services in the Las Vegas community.

This year’s event included a tea reception sponsored by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a fashion show highlighting the latest trends provided by Miracle Mile Shops, psychic readings by Mystic Mona, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event directly benefited the nonprofit, allowing the agency to continue providing aid to the local community at large.

HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

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

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS SERVES AS OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS FOR NEVADA’S BIG GIVE, APRIL 25 

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.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 25

WHO:
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

WHERE:
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.