Every child deserves a present at Christmas. Cadillac of Las Vegas is assisting the U.S. Marine Corps in providing tangible signs of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas by once again sponsoring the annual USMC Toys for Tots Celebrity Benefit Show. Now in its 7th year of sponsorship, Cadillac of Las Vegas raised more than $200,000 to help local children in 2014 alone.! !
The show will star David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra as the featured act and house band. Joining Perrico’s group will be Las Vegas headliners, celebrities, and performers Rob Garrett, LJ Harness, Chadwick Johnson, John Katsilometes, Lora Kelsey, Anne Martinez, Robert Nash, Naomi Mauro, Laura Shaffer, Justin Shandor, These Guys, Art Vargas, Maren Wade, Bobby Brooks Wilson, and Zowie Bowie. Musical selections from the star-studded extravaganza will include hits by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jersey Boys, Madonna, Michael Jackson Justin Timberlake, U2, The Temptations, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, plus special comedy and holiday Christmas favorites, and a surprise celebrity Santa.
The show is produced by LJ Harness & David Perrico, who is also serving as Music Director. Tiffanie Foote is Assistant Producer.! ! The Cadillac of Las Vegas USMC Toys for Tots Celebrity Benefit Show will take place at The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, on Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Beginning in early November, supporters may drop off a donation of new unwrapped toys worth $20, or more, at Cadillac of Las Vegas located at 5185 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, in exchange for a free ticket to the performance.!
About U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program www.toysfortots.org
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
ABOUT CADILLAC OF LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas institution for generations, Cadillac of Las Vegas is the only ‘Cadillac Master Dealer’ in the city. Along with a diverse selection of new Cadillac cars and SUVs in-stock and ready for delivery, the dealership also stocks a diverse selection of Certiﬁed and used cars. Customers are invited to the dealership to speak with a member of the ﬁnancing team to create a fully customized auto loan or lease package. ! The bright and modern Cadillac of Las Vegas facility is located on West Sahara Avenue just west of Decatur on the south side of the street approximately 2 miles west of the I-15 freeway and 2 miles south of Hwy. 95. CADILLAC of Las Vegas is your authorized service and car repair facility. Our service center has GM factory trained technicians, who have been trained to keep your CADILLAC running like new for years to come. In addition to this, we also have a parts department for those who need parts for their Cadillac. To learn more about Cadillac of Las Vegas, please call (888) 581-2063 or visit their website at www.CadillacOfLasVegasWest.com.
ABOUT DAVID PERRICO “Best of Las Vegas” award-winning David Perrico is one of Las Vegas’ most in-demand musicians. In addition to leading his Pop Strings Orchestra, Perrico serves as music director for David Perrico – Pop Evolution and BBR Las Vegas’ ALICE – A Steampunk Concert Fantasy. He has also previously served as music director/trumpet for Stratosphere’s PIN UP, starring Claire Sinclair. Perrico spent nearly a decade performing internationally with the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has been featured in headliner shows including Donny & Marie, Natalie Cole, Toni Braxton, Cirque du Soleil, Gladys Knight, and Zowie Bowie. ! As a composer, Perrico has received national awards for original jazz and symphony orchestra compositions and was recently featured on the Vegas PBS series “artScene”. Perrico is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and has earned a M.M. degree in composition/jazz/filmscore from UNLV and a B.M. classical/jazz performance from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Perrico has served as an adjunct faculty member for UNLV’s jazz studies program. He has 11 CDs and four DVD recordings to his credit, including The Family Guy Live DVD and the Grammy Award-winning album One Voice by Gladys Knight. To hear Perrico’s work, please visit www.DavidPerricoMusic.com. Stay up to date with Perrico on Facebook at @DavidPerricoPopEvolution, on Twitter at @PopEvolution3, and on Instagram at @david_perrico.
About The Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas The Orleans proudly offers 1,886 beautifully appointed rooms and suites featuring the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Our oversized rooms are actually “Petite Suites” with separate sitting areas. The Orleans’ exquisite one and two-bedroom suites provide all the conveniences of home. Spectacular views face the glittering Las Vegas Strip or the sweeping mountain panoramas surrounding the Las Vegas Valley. Free shuttle service is available to our sister property The Gold Coast as well as the Las Vegas strip. Enjoy hours of fun and games in The Orleans’ spacious casino. Try your luck on one of our 2,600 generous slots, video poker and video keno machines, or enjoy your favorite table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, Let It Ride and Three Card Poker. You’ll find more fast, friendly action in the Race and Sports Book, our popular 35-table Poker Room (named “Best of Las Vegas” by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal), and our 24-Hour, 60-seat Keno Lounge. And while you’re here, be sure to join B Connected – Boyd Gaming’s nationwide player loyalty program — and earn benefits and rewards for your play! Enjoy the taste and flavor of the Big Easy at The Orleans. We offer a wide variety of one-of-a-kind restaurants. From fine dining to quick and easy options, we offer something for every appetite at The Orleans. Whether you’re looking for chart-topping entertainment by renowned performers, side-splitting comedy, intimate lounge acts or the best in sports action, you’ll find it all at The Orleans! We offer four entertainment venues — the Orleans Arena, Showroom, Brendan’s Pub, and Bourbon Street Cabaret – all hosting a variety of events throughout the year. Bowl a few frames at our 70-lane bowling center, or see the latest releases at the 18-screen Century Theatres. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll see why The Orleans is one of Las Vegas’ favorite entertainment destinations! http://www.orleanscasino.com/
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.
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.
Mark Shunock Announces August Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit
HIS LOVE STREET With Special Show Called “SOUL FUNKDAFIED” Featuring Earl Turner, Clint Holmes, Skye Dee Miles, Chadwick Johnson & More
at Vinyl Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Monday, August 18th, at 8:30 pm
Mark Shunock is proud to announce that the August edition of “Mondays Dark” will take place on Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Following the success of last month’s CLASSIC VEGAS night, 100 percent of the ticket proceeds from the August show will benefit HIS LOVE STREET and will feature Earl Turner, Clint Holmes, Chadwick Johnson, Skye Dee Miles, Mary Wilson, LV Tenors, Lisa Mack and others to be announced with the evening titled “Soul Funkdafied”.
“Last month’s Classic Vegas night was a huge success and this month’s Soul/Funk Themed show shouldn’t be missed,” says Shunock, who plays Lonny in the hit “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian. “The support of the community and the performers here in Las Vegas has truly inspired me to take ‘Mondays Dark’ to a new level each month so that we can continue to raise much needed funds for local charities.”
Every month Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, the Strip, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of chat, entertainment – and a lot of laughs. “Mondays Dark” partners with a different Las Vegas-based charity to raise money each month for that charity, between ticket sales and silent auction items. Previous charities to benefit from Mondays Dark include Opportunity Village and AFAN (AID FOR AID of NEVADA), Nevada SPCA and the St. Therese Center HIV Outreach, The Shine Family Foundation, and The Miracle League of LV.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, and can be purchased by visiting www.MondaysDark.com and are limited to 300 tickets per event. For more information please call 702-485-1262. Follow us on Twitter @Mondays_Dark. To donate silent auction items please call 702-485-1262.
About Mark Shunock:
A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada, Mark is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League. After his hockey days ended, he spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on Americas premiere stages. He was recently seen playing Timon in DISNEY’S THE LION KING, for which he earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is currently starring in the smash hit ROCK OF AGES playing at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas. He is the creator/producer of MONDAYS DARK, a monthly variety show in Vegas where 100% of all proceeds go to local Vegas charity and features Headliners from all shows on the strip. Twitter:@MarkShunock www.markshunock.com
Vinyl is Hard Rock Hotel’s most intimate live entertainment venue. Emanating a speakeasy atmosphere, Vinyl features an industrial look and feel with Chicago-common brick and cinderblock, distressed wood floors and an exposed, sky-high ceiling. Fans can check out new and upcoming talent performing rock, metal, jazz, blues, and even stand-up comedy and country. For tickets and information please call (702) 693-5882. Follow Vinyl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites, and the HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino onFacebook,TwitterandInstagramfor the latest news and updates.
About SAFE HOUSE:
Where Abuse Ends and Healing Begins S.A.F.E. House was established in 1994 as a grassroots effort, by a group of community leaders concerned about the needs of abused women and their children.Today, through an undisclosed residency, support, advocacy, counseling and community education, the organization provides a comprehensive approach to working with survivors of domestic violence from all over Southern Nevada. S.A.F.E. House focuses on each individual and the unique needs of that person to support and provide tools to ensure safety and independence from an abusive and/or violent life. Last year S.A.F.E. House provided multiple services to over 4,000 people. S.A.F.E House has a simple value: Everyone has the right to live in a safe and supportive environment free from abuse and violence.