Vegas Strong Benefit Concert Raises More Than $700K

 

VEGAS STRONG BENEFIT CONCERT RAISES MORE THAN $700,000 FOR VICTIMS OF OCT. 1 TRAGEDY

Impassioned Performances and Heartfelt Messages Lifted Spirits, Paid Tribute and Raised Money for Las Vegas Victims Fund

Very Special Evening Included The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Bryce Harper, Elton John, Celine Dion, Jason Aldean, George Strait, Cirque du Soleil, Boyz II Men, Penn & Teller, and More

 

The Vegas Strong Benefit Concert today announced that more than $700,000 was raised by the Dec. 1 all-star concert at T-Mobile Arena. Held in honor of the victims of the October 1 tragedy, the special event to benefit the Las Vegas Victims fund featured more than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent, drawing a capacity crowd of 12,000 guests.

 

“We are grateful for the outpouring of love from these icons of Las Vegas entertainment, who once again proved that our community stands as one to support the victims of this senseless tragedy,” said Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who organized the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

 

The Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit local community united to produce the benefit, which featured live performances and heartfelt monologues from Las Vegas headliners, hometown stars and more. The full lineup included performances by The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Jay Leno, Boyz II Men, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group; appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and recorded tributes from Celine Dion, Elton John, Jason Aldean, George Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

 

About the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund Committee:

The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund (“LVVF”) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation created to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed in response to the shootings at the site of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2017 (“1 October”). One hundred percent of the funds contributed to and distributed by the LVVF will go directly to the families of the decedents and the victims of 1 October. The LVVF is overseen by a committee consisting of 17 individuals representing the Las Vegas community. The committee includes representatives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County, major donors to the LVVF, UNLV, Catholic Charities, victims’ advocates, mental health professionals, lawyers, the resort industry and charitable organizations, among others. All officers, directors and committee members serve without compensation and all services necessary for the operation of the LVVF will be contributed free of charge. The committee is being assisted by The Feinberg Group and the National Center for Victims of Crime to adopt the protocol pursuant to which claims can made, prioritized, processed and funds distributed. The LVVF’s mission is to distribute the funds that have been, and will be, contributed to assist the victims of 1 October in a transparent, equitable and expeditious manner.

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR NICKI MINAJ IS SET TO OPEN THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” 

AFTER BREAKING THE RECORD FOR FEMALE ARTIST WITH THE MOST BILLBOARD HOT 100 HITS,
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR NICKI MINAJ IS SET TO OPEN
THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”Minaj to be joined by Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and David Guetta  
 for Epic 9-Minute Performance

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE on BOTH COASTS from
T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that multi-platinum artist Nicki Minaj will open the “2017 Billboard Music Awards“ with an epic 9-minute performance featuring special guests Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and David Guetta. 2017 marks the fourth appearance for Minaj on the Billboard Music Awards stage, as well as her first television performance since breaking Aretha Franklin’s long-standing record for Female Artist charting the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100.  Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will host the “2017 Billboard Music Awards along with previously announced performers on the broadcast Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient, Cher. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE on both coasts from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

Fans can still vote online and on Twitter for Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist Presented by ION360. Voting for both categories will remain open until May 21, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT (one hour into the live broadcast).

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

Tickets are now on sale for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” Note, not all performances noted above will originate from the T-Mobile arena. To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com or www.t-mobilearena.com.

For additional information on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com.

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The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors include ION360, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music.  From the iconic Billboard magazine to  Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 15.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and created 86.9M cross-platform video views in Jan. 2017. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Future, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Migos, Justin Bieber, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. Combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.

About “2017 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Grammy Award-Winner Peabo Bryson Performs at The Orleans Showroom April 28-29

Grammy Award-Winner Peabo Bryson Performs at The Orleans Showroom April 28-29

Vocalist, songwriter and producer Peabo Bryson will bring his soulful hits to The Orleans Showroom on April 28 and 29.

Throughout Bryson’s musical career, he has released 20 albums, multiple hit songs and made music history when he became the first artist to have separate records topping four different charts. Bryson won over fans with Billboard chart-topping hits like “If Ever You’re in My Arms Again,” “Let The Feeling Flow” and “Can You Stop the Rain.”

Bryson gained international recognition for his ability to produce romantic ballads and songs under multiple genres, including R&B, pop and jazz. In the early 1990’s, the silky-voiced soul artist went on to win two Grammy Awards for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for performances on Disney movie soundtracks, including the duet “Beauty and the Beast” with Celine Dion, and “A Whole New World” from the film “Aladdin.”

After enjoying crossover success, Bryson released his most recent album, “Missing You,” as a tribute to his mother and sister. The album features hits like “Count on Me” and showcases his timeless talents.

Showtime is 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Tickets start at $39.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

The Smith Center Announces Diverse Spectacular Fall-Winter Lineup

Smith Center

THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES DIVERSE SPECTACULAR FALL-WINTER LINEUP

Enjoy Broadway blockbusters, one night concerts and sensational shows beginning this September; Tickets on sale July 29

 

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup  featuring the world’s favorite Tony® Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. Tickets for individual performances will be available for purchase beginning Friday, July 29, at 10am PST, and ticket prices start as low as $29. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com

 

Celebrated worldwide for its roster of unparalleled musical and theater offerings, The Smith Center invites guests to enjoy a cozy evening at Reynolds Hall, Cabaret Jazz and/or Troesh Studio Theater, where they will present a variety of shows including Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another…20th Anniversary Tour, Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour, An Evening with Bob Newhart, Lainie Kazan, Rumer Willis, Ana Gasteyer, Harlem Quartet and Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” and more.

 

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the box office at The Smith Center, by phone at 702.749.2000 or online at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information on this season’s productions, please see below.

 

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Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joining forces with Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of melodious force. This harmonious night at Reynolds Hall will feature Branford Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, Justin Faulkner on drums, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary. This one-night-only performance promises to look beyond the great American song book, as they perform a special lineup that follows a standard Jazz format. They are known to be one of jazz’s most powerfully performing bands, and there will be nothing standard about them.

 

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An Evening with Paul Anka

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

This Canadian-born singer and songwriter has remained a vital recording artist for an astonishing seven consecutive decades. He has been minting musical hits since 1957’s “Diana,” and his catalog includes some of the most memorable songs in modern entertainment. His notable works include, Tom Jones’ marquee songs, “She’s a Lady,” and lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Don’t miss this notable night with Anka as he performs his greatest hits accompanied by his sensational band.

 

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Wild Kratts Live!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” when they set off “to the creature rescue” and activate some Power Suits in order to confront a comic villain. Through various and hilarious pratfalls and some amazing animal ‘wow facts,’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns home Living Free in the Wild.

 

 

BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

 

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Join us for a night of jazz from Wynton Marsalis, accompanied by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra. Marsalis is known for his ability to blend different styles of jazz together, with inspiring sounds from the roaring twenties, swing dance melodies, and more.  This spectacular ensemble comes together for a night of harmonious jazz music.

 

 

Jethro Tull – Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world as the music and voice behind legendary Jethro Tull, celebrated his 48th year as an international musician. During his career, Anderson and Tull have released 30 studio and live albums and have sold more than 60 million copies since the band first began performing at London’s famous Marquee Club in February 1968.

 

 

Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another… 20th Anniversary World Tour

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $30

This “male a cappella group” is anything but a blue blazer-wearing, straight-laced group. SNC has emerged as a phenomenon with an enormous following, as well as various national TV appearances and CD releases. The “I’ll Have Another World Tour” will be celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary together through the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make sensational music with a sense of humor. They have built a reputation of being an unforgettable experience.

 

 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

The legacy of the adored “Mister Rogers” continues on with a live performance of the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids. Now, Daniel and his friends are coming to your neighborhood to enchant audiences in person.

 

 

Deepak Chopra: The Future of Wellbeing

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Deepak Chopra creates a roadmap for “higher health” based on his latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. Chopra will address questions like, “Is there an ultimate reality?”, “Do we have the ability to influence the future evolution of the cosmos?”, and “How does our understanding of consciousness also enhance our capacity for total wellbeing?”. These questions and others will be discussed as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing.

 

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Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Celebrating his 60th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. Mathis is well known for his ability to perform an incredible variety of styles and categories. Mathis is best known for his popular hits like, “Chances Are,” and “It’s Not For Me To Say.” He has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his career, he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Billboard hits, and held the #6 album artist in history on Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received five GRAMMY® Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

 

 

Celtic Thunder: Legacy

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Ticket prices start at $24

Celtic Thunder: Legacy is an exciting new live show from Celtic Thunder, the singing group from Ireland, that celebrated the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. Their performances include hits like “A Place of The Choir,” “Galway Girl,” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy.” This show will include styled variations of classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as “Danny Boy,” and “Buachaille On Eirne,” to more modern day songs like, “Falling Slowly,” and “Ride on.”

 

 

An Evening with Bob Newhart

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Comedy legend Bob Newhart is as beloved as he is enduring. His spectacular career has included three television shows, over 14 feature films, a best-selling book and thousands of live and recorded performances as a stand-up comedian. His famous routines include, “The Driving Instructor,” and “Sir Walter Raleigh.” Newhart has exploded the happenings of everyday life with an underplayed punch line, that has earned him a large fan base, three GRAMMY’S® and the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. This mild-mannered accountant has earned his place on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Comedians of All Time” and has been presented with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. You won’t want to miss this performance designed for audiences both young and old.

 

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Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. This merry and bright holiday musical is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!

 

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Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $25

American comedian and YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is performing live for her Las Vegas Mir-fan-das. Miranda Sings is a comically talentless, egotistical, misguided, yet quirky and endearing character who gives inept “tutorials” of her daily activities, discusses current events that she often misunderstands and rants about her critics, often reading her hate mail and responding with her classic catch phrase “Haters Back Off!” Watch as she brings her YouTube personality to life, and laugh as she breaks out of the computer screen and onto the stage.

 

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Susan Anton: Already Home

Friday, Sept 9. and Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Los Angeles based performer Susan Anton and her band of more than 35 years reprise their highly applauded show “Already Home.” This will be an evening of diverse music that celebrates music and world events that have helped shape our lives. The Smith Center is delighted to bring this show to Las Vegas and host her debut performance on the Cabaret Jazz stage.

 

 

Bruce Harper Big Band with Elisa Fiorillo

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Ticket prices start at $20

The Bruce Harper Big Band is comprised of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and features jazz vocalist, Elisa Fiorillo. This band plays all of the great jazz classics from the great American songbook specializing in the spectacular compositions of Allen Imbach.

 

 

David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $15

David Perrico, the Las Vegas Review -Journal’s “Best of 2013”, composer, and conductor returns to Cabaret Jazz with his high energy Pop Strings Orchestra. This celebrated jazz artist leads the 15-piece ensemble featuring Naomi Mauro and Eric Sean’s powerful vocals along with special guest jazz vocalist Laura Shaffer. They will perform renditions of Rob Stewart, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Donny & Marie, Terry Fator,  and more.

 

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Lucky Peterson

Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era as a searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist. His many talents are truly mind-boggling. Over the past decade, Peterson recorded a string of albums for a variety of labels, ultimately leading him to document his own life on the compelling, autobiographical The Son of a Bluesman.

 

 

 

Iris DeMent

Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Iris DeMent, a two time GRAMMY® nominee, once praised by the late Merle Haggard as “the best singer I have ever heard”, brings us the 2015 release of ‘The Trackless Woods’, a collection of songs set to the work of acclaimed 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. After having been introduced to Akhmatova through a book of Russian poetry given to her by a friend, DeMent embarked on the project as a way to more deeply connect with the culture of her daughter, who she and her husband, the musician Greg Brown, adopted from Siberia in 2005. The poems, which immediately resonated for DeMent’s gift as a singer, The Oxford American beautifully describes her as being “capable of carrying so much exultation on the one hand and so much sorrow on the other, with so little costomery or ornamentation, that it can seem as if she has lived an entire life inside every note she delivers.”

 

 

The Freddy Cole 85th Year of Celebration

Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Ticket prices start at $37

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” -The New York Times. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in the timbre to his brother Nat King Cole, his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings even more. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate – make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz. Cole’s career continues to ascend as he moved into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own.

 

 

Acoustic Alchemy

Thursday Oct. 20, and Friday Oct. 21, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This new age-fusion group blends styles of jazz and pop with flamenco, reggae, and folk. They see beyond the limits of genres and embrace a broad spectrum of styles.

 

 

 

Lainie Kazan

Friday Oct. 28, and Saturday Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Award-winning singer, movie, Broadway, and Emmy nominated actress is making her way to Las Vegas. Her previous credits include Broadway musical FUNNY GIRL, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, MY FAVORITE YEAR, and Ethel Merman tribute DOIN’ WHAT COMES NATUR’LLY.  She has performed at many nightclubs, grand hotels, concert halls around the world, and is now bringing her celebrated talent to The Smith Center stage.

 

 

 

Rumer Willis

Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Rumer began singing at the age of 3, performing for her family in their living room.  She joined a music conservatory in Idaho at the age of 12 studying opera and then continued her classical training at Interlochen Arts Academy. Lending her talents to various musical theatre productions in high school as well as joining the Jazz Band, her love of music only continued to grow. In 2014 she started a weekly residency at the famed Sayers Club in Hollywood, where she honed her stage presence and sultry vocals. After releasing her cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” on iTunes last year, she took the stage for her Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”  Most recently she starred in the film adaptation of the Musical “Hello Again” and made her solo cabaret debut and the famed Cafe Carlyle, receiving rave reviews from the NY Times and other publications across the board. She is currently working on her debut album with legendary writer and producer Linda Perry.

 

 

 

Ana Gasteyer

Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This American actress of stage, film, and television is best known for her roles on  the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Gasteyer moved from television and film straight to the Broadway stage where she originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical WICKED, and was nominated for a Jefferson Award for her performance. She also performed in the Kitty Dean Broadway play THE ROYAL FAMILY. Then Gasteyer returned to Saturday Night Live for a Mother’s Day episode in 2010. She released her first jazz standard album in 2014, and is now coming to Las Vegas to perform on the Cabaret Jazz stage.

 

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $45

This three-time GRAMMY® Award winning singer-songwriter, Tony® Award – winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio’s syndicated radio show “JazzSet” with Dee Dee Bridgewater is making her way to Vegas. She will be taking the stage two nights in a row to perform a spectacular jazz standard concert.

 

 

Hymns of Hawai’i with George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I & Kawika Kahiapo

Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Best known as the “Renaissance Men of the Big Island,” George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’l and Kawika Kahiapo will be bringing the essence of aloha’ to The Smith Center stage with the help of some friends. For two nights, they will serenade audiences with the iconic-island sounds for the holiday season.

 

 

 

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Harlem Quartet with Aldo Lopez-Gavilan

Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $49

Cuban piano, prodigy Aldo Lopez-Gavilan comes to the U.S. for his Fall 2016 tour with the Harlem Quartet. Lopez-Gavilan is best known for his mastery of piano performed with a spectacular afro-Cuban jazz tradition. This performance offers a vibrant blend of classic piano repertoire, jazz standards, and Lopez-Gavilan’s own compositions.

 

 

Steve Solomon’s – “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays”.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

From the creator and star of one of the longest running one-man shows in history: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” we bring you: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” to bring hilarious stories and wild laughter to The Smith Center stage. This holiday season, Steve Solomon will help everyone in Las Vegas remember why even the craziest families are worth loving.

 

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About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts:

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 240-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” AND ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR THE LIVE SHOW 

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LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM ON
THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”KATE BECKINSALE, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, LAVERNE COX, MARK CUBAN,
JOJO FLETCHER, LUCY HALE, HALSEY, HEIDI KLUM, KELLY ROWLAND,
SEAL, TYRESE AND ZENDAYA
ADDED TO LIST OF PRESENTERS
Ludacris & Ciara to Host the Award Show Live from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Lukas Graham will perform on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.”  Also added to the star-studded show are presenters Kate Beckinsale, Priyanka Chopra, Laverne Cox, Mark Cuban, JoJo Fletcher from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Lucy Hale, Halsey, Heidi Klum, Kelly Rowland, Seal, Tyrese and Zendaya.  The award show will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. They join previously announced presenters Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Kathryn Hahn, Wiz Khalifa, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer, Rebecca Romijn, Serayah, Steven Tyler, Lindsey Vonn and Pete Wentz.

This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Including performances by Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will honor Prince.

Lukas Graham

Lukas Graham has rapidly become the breakout act of 2016. The Danish foursome, led by vocalist and songwriter Lukas Graham Forchhammer, are topping charts worldwide with single “7 Years” reaching #1 at both Top 40 and Hot AC radio, and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their self-titled debut album has received overwhelming critical acclaim since its April 1 release, debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 and propelling the band further into the global spotlight with what the New York Times describes as “neatly turned songs that merge the lilt of pop-soul with the quick cadences of hip-hop.” Hailing from Christiania, an autonomous, artistic community in the center of Copenhagen, Lukas developed his natural talent for honest and gritty songwriting. Classically trained with the Copenhagen Boys’ Choir, with a musical scope widened by his Irish folk roots and passion for hip-hop, Lukas possesses a distinct, poetic ability to capture the full range of emotions in his music. Known for a phenomenal live show, Lukas Graham sold out his first ever U.S. headline tour and will continue to play festivals and sold out shows around the world in 2016 alongside bandmates Mark Falgren (drums), Magnús Larsson (bass), and Kasper Daugaard (keyboard).

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Comcast, Kia Motors, Las Vegas, Music Choice, T-Mobile and WestwoodOne.

Tickets are now on sale for the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com or www.t-mobilearena.com.

For additional information on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

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The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will live stream in the WATCH ABC app for verified viewers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia. Once aired, the full show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC.

About “2016 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well- respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee’s list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

Gordie Brown Honors the Work of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with Special Offers

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Gordie Brown Honors the Work of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with Special Offers
Now through June 30, 2016, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department employees who present their employee ID will receive special BOGO tickets


Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Gordie Brown will celebrate the work of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with a very special offer for its employees. Now through June 30, 2016, LVMPD employees who present an employee ID at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Box Office are eligible to receive a buy one, get one ticket offer for any Gordie Brown performance through the end of June. Officers who present a badge at the Box Office will receive a complimentary pair of tickets for shows May 15-21, 2016, in honor of National Police Week.

“Each day, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department members risk their lives to protect our community,” said Gordie Brown. “As a token of appreciation for that service, we’d like to extend these special offers to show our gratitude.”

Established by a joint resolution by Congress in 1962, National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement and gives special recognition to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of the communities they serve.

Gordie, who has performed in Las Vegas for more than 27 years, began headlining at Golden Nugget Las Vegas in February 2009 in the state-of-the-art theater now known as The Gordie Brown Showroom, following a North American tour with Celine Dion. A multitalented entertainer, Gordie has long brought to life performance legends including Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., and Arnold Schwarzenegger alongside a five-piece live band.

A native of Montreal, Canada, Gordie moved to Las Vegas with the goal of working with fellow Canadians Paul Anka and Rich Little. The gamble paid off and before he knew it, he was opening for both Anka and Little. Gordie went on to work with other stars including Jay Leno, Louie Anderson, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Barry Manilow, and Jerry Seinfeld, before opening up his own headlining show.

Gordie Brown performs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in The Gordie Brown Showroom at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Tickets to the show can be purchased at www.goldennugget.com or by calling (866) 946-5336.

About The Golden Nugget Las Vegas
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc, introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. Throughout the upgrades, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled the Rush Tower in 2009, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort. In 2014, the Golden Nugget invested $15 million in renovating the Gold Tower adding modern designs consistent with the upscale Rush Tower and invested $6.5 million transforming the Conference Center into a modern business space. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

 

LEGENDARY MUSIC SUPERSTAR CELINE DION TO RECEIVE ICON AWARD AT THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

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LEGENDARY MUSIC SUPERSTAR CELINE DION TO RECEIVE ICON AWARD
AT THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”Dion Will Take the Stage For A One-Of-A-Kind Performance
of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On”

Ludacris & Ciara to Host the Award Show Live from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

 

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that renowned musical performer Celine Dion will be honored with the esteemed ICON Award on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.”  Dion will also take to the stage for a special rendition of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” after she accepts one of the most prestigious Billboard awards an artist can receive. The ICON Award is a lifetime achievement award that honors the cultural impact of an artist whose extraordinary talent as a creator and entertainer has stood the test of time. Past recipients include Neil Diamond (2011), Stevie Wonder (2012), Prince (2013) and Jennifer Lopez (2014).

“Celine Dion has a huge repertoire of monster hits and she personally chose to perform ‘The Show Must Go On’ as her ICON performance on the Billboard Music Awards,” stated “2016 Billboard Music Awards” executive producer Mark Bracco. “I think at this moment in her life, the song has many meanings and it’s an amazing choice.”

One of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, Celine Dion has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, two Academy Awards, six American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Awards (Quebec).  She’s placed 17 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, including a dozen top 10 efforts — four of which reached No. 1. Her most recent studio album, 2013’s Loved Me Back To Life, continued her hot streak in the top 10, as it debuted at No. 2 on the chart. Additionally, with 11 No. 1s on the Adult Contemporary chart, she holds the record for the most chart-toppers by a woman in the 55-year history of the list. In 2004, Celine received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007 she was honored with the Legend Award at World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry. Celine continues to perform her critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency, “Celine” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and will hit an epic 1,000 performances in the venue this fall.

The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

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The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Kia Motors, Music Choice and WestwoodOne.

Tickets are now on sale for the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com or www.t-mobilearena.com.

For additional information on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs
Twitter: @BBMAs
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Snapchat: thebbmas
Vine: vine.co/Billboard.Music.Awards

 

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well- respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee’s list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

About “2016 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

CELINE DION WILL PERFORM “HYMNE À L’AMOUR” IN FRENCH AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS AS TRIBUTE TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE RECENT ATTACKS IN PARIS

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CELINE DION WILL PERFORM “HYMNE À L’AMOUR” IN FRENCH
AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” AS TRIBUTE TO
THOSE AFFECTED BY THE RECENT ATTACKS IN PARIS

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Celine Dion will perform a special rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” in French as tribute to those affected by the recent attacks in Paris at the “2015 American Music Awards.”

“We felt it was important to show our solidarity in light of the recent events in Paris and all around the world,” said Larry Klein, Producer of the “2015 American Music Awards.”  “Celine’s performance will help us express our feelings through song, when words do not suffice.”

The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.comwww.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Nevada Ballet Theatre Names Olivia Newton-John as its 2016 Woman of the Year for the 32nd Annual Black & White Ball

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NEVADA BALLET THEATRE NAMES WORLD-RENOWNED SINGER, ACTRESS & PHILANTHROPIST  OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 
AS ITS 2016 WOMAN OF THE YEAR FOR THE 32nd ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE BALL
 

Sponsored by: cartier 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 AT WYNN LAS VEGAS

               

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor the multi-talented actress, singer, philanthropist and Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John as Woman of the Year for the 32nd Annual Black & White Ball.  With more than 100 million albums sold, her successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits (including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks) and more than 15 top 10 singles. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted her into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time.  Newton-John’s many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry as well as her tireless charitable efforts will be celebrated on Saturday, January 23 at Wynn Las Vegas.

 

The Black & White Ball, which is chaired by Gillian Wynn, is the 44 year-old ballet company’s largest annual fundraiser. As one of the most anticipated charitable affairs and highly attended black-tie society events in Las Vegas, it hosts an array of local celebrities, dignitaries, VIP’s and arts supporters.

 

“I’m so honored that NBT has chosen me as their Woman of the Year,” says Newton-John. “Las Vegas has become a second home to me and this honor really makes me feel like a part of this community that I really have grown to love.”

 

Newton-John discovered her passion for performing at a very young age and by the time she was just fifteen she was already appearing on national television programs in Australia. The successful singer brought her talents to the U.S. with her first state-side album, “Let Me Be There,” in 1973. The success of that album, which included an Academy Of Country Music Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist and a Grammy Award as Best Country Vocalist, proved to be only the beginning of a very exciting career. In addition to “Grease,” her other feature film credits include “Funny Things Happen Down Under,” “Toomorrow,” “Xanadu,” “Two Of A Kind,” “It’s My Party,” “Sordid Lives,” “Score: A Hockey Musical,” and “A Few Best Men.” Most recently, Olivia has returned to the Billboard charts for the first time in over 20 years with a duet with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi. The song, “You Have to Believe,” is a new dance version of “Magic,” her #1 hit from the film “Xanadu” and, the music video peaked at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts and, #2 on the iTunes “all music videos” chart.

 

“Olivia Newton-John is an extraordinary example of a multi-talented, vibrant and timeless performer,” said NBT Co-Founder and Co-Chair Nancy Houssels. “Her career has spanned over five decades and has included award-winning music that is known across the globe and some of the most memorable roles in movie history.” Houssels continued by saying, “Not only has she made amazing contributions to the pop culture landscape, she is a generous and diligent humanitarian, taking on causes from the fight against breast cancer, supporting children’s health organizations, to the United Nations Environmental Program.”

 

In April 2014, she began yet another chapter in her career with the debut of her residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas titled “Summer Nights.” The popular show is a musical journey through her career in movies and music featuring some of her best known songs. With the launch and success of her show, the beloved singer and actress is now not only an international star but also a Las Vegas icon.  Newton-John is thrilled that a portion of every ticket sold to her Flamingo Las Vegas concerts will benefit the wellness programs at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia (OliviaAppeal.com).

 

In 1985, NBT began honoring female trailblazers – philanthropic pioneer women including former casino owners and hoteliers, politicians, businesswomen, and entertainers who shaped the face of Las Vegas. In 2001, the company honored actress, singer and dancer Debbie Reynolds and since that time, an array of internationally-recognized Broadway performers, actresses and legendary entertainers have been honored:  Chita Rivera, Carol Channing, Celine Dion, Ann-Margret, Rita Rudner, Paula Abdul, Twyla Tharp, Bette Midler, Marie Osmond, Priscilla Presley, Eva Longoria, Mitzi Gaynor and most recently Debbie Allen. In addition to leaving an indelible mark on the world of arts and entertainment, most of these honorees have performed, lived or owned businesses in Las Vegas.

 

For over three decades, this star-studded gala has raised important funds for NBT, enabling the company to produce professional company dance productions at its performance home, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts; provide quality dance instruction within its affiliated school, the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre; and share the art form of dance with underserved populations of youth as part of its Education and Outreach program, Future Dance.

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ABOUT OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia’s successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. She is also proud to be the recipient of the Order of Australia honor and was bestowed the Order of the British Empire by the Queen. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted Olivia into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time.

 

Olivia Newton-John “Summer Nights” at Flamingo Las Vegas is a musical journey through the iconic artist’s illustrious career featuring hits from her early years including “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Let Me Be There,” “If You Love Me Let Me Know” and “I Honestly Love You,” as well some of her favorites from Grease, “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and of course, “Summer Nights.”  Favorites and hits from her other movies, including Xanadu, as well as her ‘80s anthem and record breaking song “Physical,” keep the room dancing, while new songs from her recent Billboard hit album “Grace and Gratitude” warm the hearts of the entire audience. A portion of every ticket sold for her Las Vegas show benefits the wellness programs at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Australia.  In addition, Olivia is the proud co-owner of the award winning spa retreat, Gaia Retreat and Spa (GaiaRetreat.com). She is proud to announce that in addition to numerous international awards, Gaia was recently named the “Best Day Spa in the World” at the World Spa Awards held earlier this month.  Follow Olivia on Twitter @OliviaNJ and Instagram @therealONJ.

 

ABOUT NEVADA BALLET THEATRE

Under the artistic direction of James Canfield, Nevada Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas and the largest professional ballet company and dance Academy in the state. Committed to the highest artistic standards, this classically-based company is at home in an eclectic repertory, moving easily from the classics to the high-energy contemporary ballets. The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire statewide, regional and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach. Nevada Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Entertainment Icon Jerry Lewis and AEG Live’s H. C. Rowe to be honored at Global Gaming Expo’s Casino Entertainment Awards

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Entertainment Icon Jerry Lewis and AEG Live’s H. C. Rowe to be honored at Global Gaming Expo’s Casino Entertainment Awards

Legendary Casino Entertainer Comes to Global Gaming Expo for Industry’s Top Honor

 

 

Comedic legend Jerry Lewis will be presented the Casino Entertainment Legend award by “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton at the Global Gaming Expo’s (G2E) third annual Casino Entertainment Awards on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 inside Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

Veteran casino entertainment executive H. C. Rowe, AEG Live’s Executive Director of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, also will be honored with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award.

 

Presented by G2E and the American Gaming Association (AGA), the Casino Entertainment Awards are the only awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. The Casino Entertainment Legend Awards recognize lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.

 

With worldwide box office receipts in excess of $800 million (when most tickets were sold for 25-50 cents) – Lewis achieved global acclaim for his groundbreaking comedy. He rose to fame as a Las Vegas headliner in the 1950s and was the world’s top box office star 1952-56 with Dean Martin and 1957-64 solo. A dedicated philanthropist, Lewis raised more than $2 billion for muscular dystrophy patient care and research; for 28 years, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon was broadcast from Las Vegas.

 

H.C. Rowe experience as an entertainment industry veteran spans over three decades. As Executive Director of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Rowe oversees all aspects of the venue’s operation and programming in addition to relationships with some of the world’s greatest entertainers including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld, Shania Twain, Bette Midler, Cher and others.

 

Comedian/actor Tommy Davidson will emcee the awards show. Davidson gained national attention on the variety show “In Living Color” and has appeared in numerous films and TV series.

 

Complimentary tickets will be distributed to G2E attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Casino Entertainment Awards booth (#20) in the Integrated Resort Experience at G2E in The Venetian ballroom, adjacent to the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

 

Nominees for 2015 Casino Entertainment Awards:

 

  • Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year – Kell Houston, Houston Productions; Terrye Seigel, Terrye Seigel Productions; Scott Thomas, Buzz Entertainment
  • Casino Booking Agent of the Year – Brodie Becker, WME Entertainment; Brad Bissell, Creative Artists Agency (CAA); Seth Shomes, The Agency Group
  • Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year – Grand Event Center, Golden Nugget Lake Charles; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino; The Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino
  • Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year – AVA Amphitheater, Casino del Sol; Battery Park, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City; Event Center, Turning Stone Resort
  • Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year – Adam Kallick, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino; Bob Rech, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino; Robyn Smith, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
  • Casino Comedian of the Year – Tim Allen, Rodney Carrington, Ron White
  • Casino Musical Artist of the Year – Little River Band, Olivia Newton John, Ronnie Milsap
  • Casino Entertainer of the Year – Human Nature, Penn & Teller, Shania Twain

Casino entertainment executives attending G2E also will gather on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9 p.m. inside Vinyl for the Casino Talent Buyers Bash, featuring musical performances by Domino, Dr. Zhivegas, Mullett and The World Famous Ink Spots. G2E badge holders will receive complimentary VIP admission.

 

Entertainment Seminars at G2E

Throughout G2E, attendees can take advantage of several seminars of relevance to the entertainment scene. For a full list of seminars, visit http://bit.ly/G2ESeminarHighlights/.

 

Seminar Highlights:

  • Captivate Casino Guests: A Fresh Take on Entertainment. Hear from industry and marketing experts on how to redefine entertainment, capture new customers and appeal to existing customers by incorporating multi-generational products, programs and promotions into your property.
  • Licensing Entertainment: Gaming Brands Marriage with Pop Culture. When entertainment and gaming unite, the result can be magical. At this session, hear experts from both sides discuss the personality of brands and the importance of preserving the brand’s essence in any context.

 

About Global Gaming Expo 2015

Global Gaming Expo 2015 , the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry, is broadening its scope to match the changing gaming-resort landscape and position its attendees for the future. Complementing an expanded gaming focus, the 2015 show will introduce the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as guests would experience them in a gaming-resort setting. This new effort will deliver a complete “end-to-end” solution to help casinos attract more guests, encourage them to stay and play longer, and increase revenue per visitor. The annual event showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features keynote addresses by high-profile leaders from within and outside of the gaming industry.

 

The Global Gaming Expo takes place September 28 – October 1 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. For more information about the Global Gaming Expo 2015, please visit www.globalgamingexpo.com.

Berger & Son Fine Jewelers Begins Construction on New Location to Debut in December

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Berger & Son Fine Jewelers Begins Construction on New
Location to Debut in December

Berger & Son releases new store renderings and visuals of the store expansion
located inside Fashion Show

Berger & Son Fine Jewelers, a premier destination for one-of-a-kind fine jewelry and timepieces, began construction on a new location that’s more than double in size of the existing store. As the longest-running independent retailer in Fashion Show Las Vegas, owner and designer Stuart Berger has earned industry-wide recognition and become a successful local business despite recessions, mall buyouts and big chain competition. But what’s most exciting is Berger’s newest venture – a new location debuting in December with an extensive new line of jewelry, timepieces, and services.

Through the years, Berger & Son has maintained a strong local and tourist following. This success has allowed Berger to expand, which will offer customers more selection, additional luxury timepiece brands and a larger inventory of fine jewelry. New brands that will be incorporated into the new location include Lana Jewelry, Scott Kay, KC Designs, Movado and more.

The new location will be located just steps inside the front doors of the Fashion Show mall on Las Vegas Blvd. (The Strip). Expanding its retail space from 1,000 square feet in the current location to more than double the size at 2,500 square feet, the new store will feature a sleek and modern architectural design that will provide a fashion forward destination for shoppers searching for upscale, high fashion jewelry. Inspired by an ornate chandelier that will appear in the middle of the store, the color schematic includes white, cream, light grey and marble. This unique, cutting-edge store will raise the bar for competition by featuring an exclusive VIP parlor with private service for jewelry design consultations. In addition, Berger & Son will now feature a full time on-premise jeweler and watchmaker for custom designs, repairs and appraisals.

To handle the architectural and interior design, Berger & Son has appointed renowned jewelry store designer Ron Harris with Watt International Design Group, an internationally recognized retail design firm that has designed such award-winning properties as Goldsmiths in the UK, Charm Diamond Centres and The Vault in Canada. Harris plans to enhance Berger & Son’s brand presence with a retail concept that will drive growth, improve visual merchandising and increase the quantity of in-store displays, offering a superior customer experience. The new store is scheduled to open during the first week of December, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

 

An artist’s rendering by renowned jewelry store designer, Ron Harris, shows what the exterior of the new Berger & Son Fine Jewelers location will look like when it debuts in December.
An artist’s rendering by renowned jewelry store designer, Ron Harris, shows what the exterior of the new Berger & Son Fine Jewelers location will look like when it debuts in December.
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The exterior rendering of Berger & Son Fine Jewelers new location, as conceived by Ron Harris with Watt International Design Group, set to open this December.
Construction on the new Berger & Son Fine Jewelers location inside Fashion Show Las Vegas is now underway. This barricade features current and new brands that will be featured at the new location, set to open in December, including Gucci, Lana Jewelry, Raymond Weil, Ammara Stone and Nixon.
Construction on the new Berger & Son Fine Jewelers location inside Fashion Show Las Vegas is now underway. This barricade features current and new brands that will be featured at the new location, set to open in December, including Gucci, Lana Jewelry, Raymond Weil, Ammara Stone and Nixon.

About Berger & Son Fine Jewelers
Known as experts in the industry who provide unparalleled, exceptional service, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers is a leading trendsetter in fine jewelry who has been the go-to jeweler for many local celebrities including Celine Dion, Criss Angel, Flavor Flav, Vince Neil, Holly Madison and Michael Goddard, as well as international celebrities like Michael Jackson and Ben Roethlisberger, among others.

Located at Fashion Show Las Vegas, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers is the premier destination for one-of-a-kind unique fine jewelry and watches. Family owned and operated since 1970, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers has made and sold pieces to top celebrities in music, film and sports from all over the world. Owner and designer, Stuart Berger, travels near and far to be the top trendsetter in the industry and work with vendors to find the most exquisite diamonds and gemstones for his clientele. Berger & Son Fine Jewelers also specializes in creating custom pieces including remounting and refurbishing old settings into new handcrafted, original fine jewelry and watches. For more information on Berger & Son Fine Jewelers visit www.bergerandson.com or at BergerAndSonLV on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, or call (702) 737-7118.

VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas

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VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas

Tickets for next run of shows (May 14 – June 13) go on sale
Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT

 

Singing sensation Véronic DiCaire will make her highly anticipated return to Bally’s Las Vegas for performances from May 14 – June 13, 2015. The vocal impressionist, who just completed a tour in Europe, will take the stage in VÉRONIC Voices for 14 performances that go on sale Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT.

“The ‘Voicettes’ and I have been traveling all over Europe and we’re so excited to be coming back to Las Vegas,” said Véronic. “Las Vegas audiences have been so supportive and I can’t wait to be back on stage there.”

Since its debut in June of 2013, VÉRONIC Voices has been met with critical acclaim, being named one of “Las Vegas’ Don’t Miss Shows” by USA Today and others. Co-produced by Celine Dion, the show honors the world’s biggest singers, past and present, who have made their mark on music history. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic recreates the voices of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and many, many more.

 

Véronic performs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Bally’s Las Vegas. New show dates available for sale starting Friday, April 24 include May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28 and 29, June 4-6, and June 11-13.

 

Tickets for VÉRONIC Voices range in price from $45 to $95 (additional service fees apply). Tickets are available in person at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas box office, by calling (855) 234-7469 or (702) 777-7776, or online atwww.ballyslasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com keyword “Veronic.” For up-to-date show information, visit www.veronicvoices.com.

 

Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is located on the center of the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. The 44-acre resort features two 26-story hotel towers including the all-new Jubilee Tower and offers more than 2,800 guestrooms, including 244 suites. The resort features highly acclaimed restaurants including BLT Steak and Sea Thai, as well as the famous Sterling Brunch, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a Party Pit, poker room, 1,100 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens. An entertainment legend in itself, Bally’s Las Vegas is home to Jubilee, the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip and the last remaining showgirl production of its kind, as well as VÉRONIC Voices starring female tribute artist Véronic DiCaire. For more information, please visit www.ballyslasvegas.com. Find Bally’s on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

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 and special event divisions, seventeen 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 Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey (opening May 6), and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17) and  is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. 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

Fine Jewelry Expert Stuart Berger Predicts Hottest Trends for this Holiday Season

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Fine Jewelry Expert Stuart Berger Predicts Hottest Trends
for this Holiday Season


Berger & Son Fine Jewelers at Fashion Show, poised as the go-to store
to shop the hottest trends in fine jewelry this holiday season

Berger & Son Fine Jewelers, a premier destination for one-of-a-kind fine jewelry and watches, currently carries some of the hottest fine jewelry designs and trends in Las Vegas.  Berger & Son owner and designer Stuart Berger, a leading trendsetter in fine jewelry, predicts the hottest selling fine jewelry this holiday season will include stackable designs and midi rings, made popular by celebrities including Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Rachel McAdams, Kristin Stewart, Emma Roberts and many more.

“Celebrities have been wearing stackable jewelry on the red carpet since this Spring’s award season, and styles are quickly gaining popularity with fans,” says Berger. “I predict stackables to be the next big thing this holiday season, so if you want to impress your loved ones or treat yourself to one of the hottest trends this year, stop by our store to browse our selection.”

Styles of stackable rings include single row diamond rings in intricate geometric designs and unique shapes, as well as simple infinity rings that look stylish by stacking with a few rings or up to a dozen. Designs also include layering necklaces and bracelets that can be worn together or separate. Styles are available in store now, with prices starting at $250.

 

Berger & Son Fine Jewelers

Located at Fashion Show Las Vegas, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers has been the go-to jeweler for many local celebrities including Celine Dion, Criss Angel, Flavor Flav, Holly Madison and Michael Goddard, as well as international celebrities like Michael Jackson and Ben Roethlisberger, among others.

About Berger & Son Fine Jewelers
Located at Fashion Show Las Vegas, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers is the premier destination for one-of-a-kind unique fine jewelry and watches. Family owned and operated since 1970, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers has made and sold pieces to top celebrities in music, film and sports from all over the world. Owner and designer, Stuart Berger, travels near and far to be the top trendsetter in the industry and work with vendors to find the most exquisite diamonds and gemstones for his clientele. Berger & Son Fine Jewelers also specializes in creating custom pieces including remounting and refurbishing old settings into new handcrafted, original fine jewelry and watches. From conception to the finished product, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers can help turn dreams into a reality. For more information on Berger & Son Fine Jewelers visit www.bergerandson.com or at BergerAndSonLV on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, or call (702) 737-7118.

Local Soulful Singer Chadwick Johnson Will Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom September 20-21

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Local Soulful Singer Chadwick Johnson Will Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom September 20-21

Singer, songwriter, Chadwick Johnson will bring his hip vibe and fresh spin on vintage and modern classics to the Suncoast Showroom on September 20 and 21 with the premiere of his production show, “Golden.”

Known for his soulful approach to music, Johnson has been sought out by celebrated producers including David Foster, who has produced music for high profile artists Celine Dion, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and many more.

Johnson’s “Golden” is a multimedia spectacular that will showcase today’s new hits alongside some of the greatest songs from the vintage era. He performs the songs we all love like we’ve never heard them before, making them his own with his unique musical arrangements visually accented by a sizzling 4-piece dance troupe.

Specializing in jazz, pop, R&B, dance and soul, Johnson’s range has been compared to artists such as Journey’s former lead vocalist, Steve Perry, and powerful songstress Eva Cassidy. His unique vocal ability and soulful “throwback” sound on stage has led him to perform for many prestigious American icons including Kevin Spacey and President Bill Clinton.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

 

Chadwick Johnson

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Celebrity Filled, Interactive Event Space at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS UNVEILS EXCITING, INTERACTIVE OFFERINGS FOR CORPORATE EVENT PLANNERS, SMALL GROUPS

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Interactive, entertaining and innovative! What else could an event planner ask for? Well, perhaps for Gwen Stefani, Sandra Bullock or Nick Fury to show up. At the all NEW Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, all this and more is possible for corporate event planners and small groups.

Special Events Manager Michael Tapia and his team do everything they can to create events that are memorable and most of all, world-famous fun. Tapia explains, “Interactive! That’s what guests love most about Madame Tussauds. They’re interacting with our more than 100 wax figures, mingling with live chefs as they cook and journey from one uniquely-themed room to another within the attraction. This is the liveliest place in Las Vegas for an event or party.”

At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, there is more than 30,000 square feet of space available throughout eight themed-rooms, including the brand new Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience,  which make for a fully immersive and entertainment event. Each room can hold approximately 120 guests reception-style or up to 75 seated. Beginning with Club Tussauds showcasing an array of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Britney Spears. Additional interactive rooms span sports (think slam dunking basketballs with Shaquille O’Neal) to television (sit at Larry King’s desk) to music (sing for Simon Cowell and rap with Tupac Shakur) to film (wreak havoc in the “Hangover” suite with Bradley Cooper) and celebrate Las Vegas like no other by visiting with city icons including Celine Dion, Blue Man Group and Criss Angel. The experience concludes with the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience and figures such as Nick Fury.

With all of these lavishly decorated and well-lit rooms, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas makes it easy for planners to create an event guests will never forget.

Adds Tapia, “There’s nothing we can’t do for our guests. Rove from one room to the next with different-themed food and drinks. Need an open bar? We absolutely can provide that. Our studio team can also customize a ‘back of house’ experience and incorporate how figures are created and maintained. We also welcome a variety of events including corporate team-building, brand launches and cocktail parties. Attendees can play video games in the sports rooms or go on scavenger hunts throughout the attraction with fun facts about the figures serving as clues. For more upscale events, experience everything from champagne chandeliers to live tables. It’s Las Vegas, after all, so themes can range from the classic Rat Pack to a trendy night club on the Strip.”

The event itself can feature its own branding. Particularly for buyouts, there are several screens which can display corporate logos, special messages and images. WiFi is also available to all groups no matter the size.

For departing guests, special gift bags can be created courtesy of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ incredible gift shop selling memorabilia and souvenirs. Guests can also receive Madame Tussauds’ branded champagne offered either in large bottles or as splits.

Madame Tussauds is open 365 days of the year and opens at 10 a.m. To book an event, contact Michael Tapia at (702) 862-7805 or Events@MadameTussaudsLV.com.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. For more information, go to www.MadameTussaudsLasVegas.com or find at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter @MadameTussauds.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. 

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood; and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.Marvel.com.  

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VÉRONIC Voices Returns to Bally’s Las Vegas and Launches Local Fundraising Campaign, “Lend Your Voice”

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VÉRONIC Voices Returns to Bally’s Las Vegas and Launches Local Fundraising Campaign, “Lend Your Voice”

TICKETS FOR SHOWS THROUGH OCTOBER 18 NOW ON SALE

Vocal impressionist Véronic DiCaire will resume her residency at Bally’s Las Vegas with the launch of “Lend Your Voice,” a monthly awareness-building and fundraising effort for selected local nonprofits. Each month, Véronic will partner with a worthy cause and encourage audience donations by providing information on each of their missions during her performances at the Jubilee Theater.

“I came up with the idea for ‘Lend Your Voice’ while I was touring in Canada,” said Véronic. “I’ve been excited to return to Las Vegas and thought:  how can I use my voice to benefit so many of the wonderful organizations that support our community? In the show, I give audiences my impressions of female vocalists, so this is my chance to use my own voice to raise awareness for some really phenomenal organizations.”

The “Lend your Voice” campaign will launch in May with Opportunity Village as the first beneficiary. Each month, a new charity partner will be announced, and the nature of the partnership decided.

Co-produced by Celine Dion, VÉRONIC Voices will return to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas Thursday, April 24 with a dress rehearsal performance at a special price of $25 and $50. Tickets for shows through Oct. 18 are now on sale and range in price from $30 to $120 (additional service fees apply). Tickets are available in person at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas box office, by calling (855) 234-7469 or (702) 777-7776, or online at www.ballyslasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com keyword “Veronic.” For up-to-date show information, visit www.veronicvoices.com.

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About VÉRONIC Voices
Awarded Best Singer 2014 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, vocal impressionist Véronic DiCaire headlines at Bally’s Las Vegas in her hit show, co-produced by Celine Dion, VÉRONIC Voices. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic recreates the voices of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and many, many more. Met with critical acclaim, the singing sensation’s unique talent has been profiled nationwide on popular programs such as Good Morning America, The View, and Katie. Additionally, in only its first six months of performances, VÉRONIC Voices was named by USA Today as one of “Las Vegas’ Don’t Miss Shows.” VEGAS Magazine, which features the singer on its Spring 2014 cover, proclaimed that DiCaire “unleashes every great female voice in the history of contemporary popular music.” For more information, visit www.veronicvoices.com, like Véronic on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

 

About Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is located on the center of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. The 44-acre resort features two 26-story hotel towers including the all-new Jubilee Tower and offers 2,814 guestrooms, including 244 suites. The resort features 11 restaurants, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a Party Pit, poker room, 1,100 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens. Entertainment options include Jubilee, the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip and the last remaining showgirl production of its kind, as well as VÉRONIC Voices starring female tribute artist Véronic DiCaire.  Bally’s Las Vegas is also the new home to a staple in Las Vegas nightlife, the legendary Drai’s After Hours. For more information, please visit www.ballyslasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Bally’s on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

Abut AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The 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

THOMAS & MACK CENTER CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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THOMAS & MACK CENTER CELEBRATES
30th ANNIVERSARY

 

Today, the Thomas & Mack Center officially celebrates 30 years of award-winning entertainment, guest service and renowned fan experience in Las Vegas as it begins a yearlong celebration of its 30th Anniversary.

“We are excited to share this great Thomas & Mack Center milestone with the Las Vegas community,” said Mike Newcomb, Executive Director of the Thomas & Mack Center. “By catering to both locals and out of town visitor’s, we have provided the city with unprecedented economic impact over our 30 years of hosting special events.”

Thomas & Mack Center kicked off the celebration November 1st, announcing local Las Vegan Ron Mullins as “The Big Ticket Giveaway” winner. Mullins was awarded two tickets to every ticketed event at the Thomas & Mack Center from November 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014. More than 30 confirmed ticketed events were included in “The Big Ticket Giveaway.”

The Thomas & Mack Center continually ranks highly as one of the top grossing venues in the country; ranking #1 as the top grossing University venue for 15,001-30,000 capacity (Jan. 1, 2012 – Dec. 31, 2012). Additionally, Thomas & Mack Center ranked #2 for highest grossing Las Vegas venues (Sept. 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013), as reported by leading event industry publication Venues Today.

The continual success of the venue is attributed to both past employees and the current 82 full time and 1,200 part time employees. Many of these employees have been a part of the Thomas & Mack Center team for over 20 years. The arena is widely recognized for its many “best practices” throughout the sports and entertainment industry.

“Being such a viable venue for 30 years is a testament to all the very talented people who have dedicated their professional lives to the Thomas & Mack Center,” said Newcomb.

In 1983 the Thomas & Mack Center was designed and expanded to become Las Vegas’ first multipurpose arena to bring in revenue to the city. Once built, the facility had two major goals to reach: 100 event days per year and one million guests. Today, the Thomas & Mack Center hosts more than 250 diverse and distinct events annually, with over 22 million guests having passed through its doors. The venue contributes significantly to the overall economic impact of Southern Nevada by providing jobs, generating sales tax, and providing a facility for tourists and locals alike.

“Throughout our 30 years the Thomas & Mack Center has established itself as one of the premier venues in the country. We have always prided ourselves on being a leader in the venue business and not being afraid to step outside the box,” said Newcomb. “Creating our own ticketing company, UNLVtickets, was a big step that not many venues have taken and it has been a great revenue generator for our venue. Operating our own food and beverage also gives us the control and flexibility to generate revenue in concessions and catering.”

On Nov. 21, 1983, the Thomas & Mack Center opened its doors to the public for its very first event when the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Men’s Basketball team took on Victoria, Canada for the first game on their new home court. The Gala Grand Opening was held on December 16, 1983 and featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Diana Ross. Over the past 30 years, the Thomas & Mack Center has hosted some of the most exciting live events in the world such as the National Finals Rodeo, Championship Boxing, PBR World Finals, Disney On Ice, NBA Summer League, USA Basketball, WWE, Mountain West Basketball Tournament, the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus, and numerous others. Additionally some of the biggest superstars and super groups have performed at the facility, including Elton John, U2, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, N’SYNC, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Phish, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Green Day to name a few.

“The wide array of events we get to be involved with is key to our success and keeps the team motivated. We have had many great highlights but a couple really come to mind,” said Newcomb. “In 2007 we were the first non NBA venue to host the NBA All Star Game, and we were the first US venue to host the PRIDE Fighting Championship group from Japan and held two great events with them in 2006 and 2007.”

The Thomas & Mack Center underwent renovations in 1992 and 2000 with a few recent updates last year. A new rigging grid was put in which increased surface area for the attachment of rigging points adding flexibility for different types of shows and events that Thomas & Mack Center hosts. Additionally, the venue has upgraded its control room to full HD production. This system is primarily for in-house video scoreboard presentations as well as projects that are produced for live and on-demand streaming.

Recently the Nevada state legislature approved $47 million in renovations and upgrades to the arena scheduled to begin in Fall of 2014. It will be a 24 month project working around the venues event schedule. Almost half of the renovation dollars will go to mechanical upgrades to bring the facility up to code and replace the 30-year-old infrastructure. Other updates and additions include ADA improvements, concourse restroom improvements, fire and life safety improvements, replacement of retractable seating, new seats in the plaza, concourse circulation improvements, concourse refurbishment, new escalators at the main entrance, and additional escalators at other entrances.

“We’re continuing to evolve and develop new offerings for our content partners that allow them to create new revenues and build new touch points with consumers,” said Newcomb. “We’ve always focused on improving. In a city like Las Vegas, you’ve got to keep getting better. The team members who came before us set the groundwork, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that the Thomas & Mack Center is a success going forward for another 30 years.”

Las Vegas Strip Headliners Come Together for One Special Performance for NF Hope

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Las Vegas Strip Headliners Come Together for One Special Performance for NF Hope

Frankie Moreno, Human Nature, Cast members from ABSINTHE, JERSEY BOYS & more perform at Third Annual NF Hope Concert Oct. 20 at The Venetian

On Sunday, Oct. 20, The Strip’s most engaging headliners will shine their star power on the fight against Neurofibromatosis at the Third Annual NF Hope Concert.   Performers from across The Strip’s stages will come together at The Venetian Showroom for a one-day-only performance benefitting the NF Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to families and individuals with neurofibromatosis, more commonly known as NF. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NVCCF) in their support of local families touched by NF. The Third Annual NF Hope Concert will feature performances by some of the biggest names in Las Vegas as well as an impressive silent auction. Tickets are on sale now and prices start at $45. They are available by calling any Venetian/Palazzo box office at 702-414-9000, or online at www.Venetian.com.

The star-studded concert will include performances by Frankie Moreno, Human Nature, Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton, ABSINTHE’s “Green Fairy” Melody Sweets, cast members from JERSEY BOYS, ROCK OF AGES, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and many more.  Joey Dowling from FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” will present a piece created for the Troupe, a local dance competition team.  There will also be special performances by two talented performers living with NF.  This year’s silent auction items include tickets to Celine Dion, Shania Twain, JERSEY BOYS, ROCK OF AGES, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, show memorabilia, restaurant certificates, spa certificates and much more.

The concert, produced by JERSEY BOYS star Jeff Leibow with Neil Miller and Pat Caddick as consulting producers from The Chimaera Group, is inspired by Leibow’s daughter Emma, who was diagnosed with NF at the age of nine months. NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that results in a mutation on a gene that normally suppresses tumor growth. This allows for tumors to grow on any nerve in the body without warning. Leibow and his wife Melody conceived the idea for the concert upon the realization that they had an obligation to their family and the 100,000 people living with NF to educate more people about the disorder.

“Despite all our prayers and wishes that Emma might stay untouched by this disorder, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January.  It is a horrible, frightening thing to hear about your child, but our fears have only fueled our wish to do everything we can to make a difference in the fight against NF,” said Leibow.

NF is one of the most common genetic disorders and affects more than 100,000 Americans, making it more common than cystic fibrosis, hereditary muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease and Tay Sachs combined. Despite its commonality, the disorder struggles to get federal support every year.

“Since 1996, advocacy has provided most of the research money for neurofibromatosis, and we are doing everything we can to keep that going.  Since its inception in 2011, NF Hope has raised nearly $50,000 for NF Network, a national non-profit dedicated to helping individuals with neurofibromatosis.  It is still our dream to see NF Hope become a national organization producing concerts all over the US.  For now we are focused on continuing to make this concert a staple in Las Vegas with the hope of making a difference in Emma’s life and the lives of the more than 100,000 people living with NF in the US alone,” Leibow added.

The Third Annual NF Hope Concert will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas. The show begins at 1 p.m., and the lobby will open at 11:45 a.m. for the silent auction.  Ticket prices range from $45 – $60 plus tax and service charges. To purchase tickets, call the Venetian/Palazzo Box Office at 702-414-9000 or visit www.Venetian.com.

About Jeff Leibow:
Jeff Leibow came to Las Vegas as one of the original cast members of JERSEY BOYS and continues to get rave reviews for his portrayal of Nick Massi five years later. Before JERSEY BOYS, Jeff performed in professional theaters all over the country garnering award nominations for many of his roles. Here in Las Vegas, he has made giving back to the community a priority, involving himself with every charity event and benefit concert he can fit into his schedule. Since 2009 his daughter has become the top priority as has raising awareness of NF. http://jeffleibow.com

About NF Network:
Neurofibromatosis (NF) Inc. was established in 1990 and is the leading organization supporting the education, awareness and research through advocacy to help find a cure for NF. You can find more information about Neurofibromatosis, Inc. at www.nfnetwork.org or by calling the office at 630-510-1115.

About NF Hope:
Founded by Jeff Leibow and his wife, Melody, NF Hope was created to produce fundraising events in the Las Vegas Area to support the efforts of all NF charities.  The premier event is the Annual NF Hope Concert.  Since its inception, NF Hope has raised nearly $50,000 for Neurofibromatosis research and advocacy efforts.  For more information about NF Hope, or to stay up to date on upcoming events, please visit http://nfhope.org or follow us on Twitter @vegasnfbenefit.

About Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation:
Established in 1993, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers programs and services for critically ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada.  The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life-threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders, neurofibromatosis and other immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer.  Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services and www.thecaringplacenv.org for services for adults touched by cancer.

About the NF Hope Concert Volunteers:
The Las Vegas community has reached out to help in making this Concert happen! There are many more opportunities to become involved, and all are welcome!