TO RETURN TO THE VENETIAN RESORT LAS VEGAS
FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 14, 2020
Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, October 25 at 10 a.m. PT
TO RETURN TO THE VENETIAN RESORT LAS VEGAS
FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 14, 2020
Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, October 25 at 10 a.m. PT
LAS VEGAS’ NEWEST AND HAPPIEST RESIDENCY
COMING SOON TO MANDALAY BAY
HAPPY PLACE TO OPEN THIS SUMMER
Pop-up phenomenon to bring HAPPY vibes and innovative experiences
that are not to be missed to the Las Vegas Strip,
following sold out runs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Boston
Lolli & Pops Brings Sweet Delight to Sin City
with First Nevada Location
San Francisco-based Purveyor of Sweets to Open at Fashion Show Las Vegas
Lolli & Pops (lolliandpops.com), a growing mass-premium candy company, is delighted to announce it will open its first location in Nevada with a brand-new store at Las Vegas’s Fashion Show Las Vegas. Set to debut this month, the new store is the 46th location opened by San Francisco-based Lolli & Pops, which is on schedule to open over 30 more stores across the U.S. by the end of 2018.
For the past five years, Lolli & Pops has been expanding its reach across the country from its first location in Tulsa, OK. Each store offers a thoughtfully curated selection of sweets and treats sourced from around the world. Fashion Show guests will be greeted with a dazzling display of colorful French macarons, marzipan fruits and a gummy bear bar with more than 15 flavors to choose from. The 2,200 square-foot store will stock sweets from famed candy producers and local artisans that will change daily. The charming new store will feature the brand’s iconic old-fashioned sweet shoppe aesthetic — soft mint green walls with gold accents and turn of the century inspired decor, including a calligraphy accented chalkboard. “Magic Maker” staff members will be smartly dressed in bow ties, striped aprons, and straw boater hats. As with every Lolli & Pops location, customers will encounter an elevated shopping experience from start to finish, with personalized attention and care from thoughtful Magic Makers.
“We are thrilled to bring Lolli & Pops to Las Vegas and to be part of the celebrated Fashion Show community,” says Lolli & Pops CEO and founder Sid Gupta. “Our customers love Lolli & Pops because each visit is a delightful experience. Our team is excited to welcome guests and to let them sample our thousands of artisan chocolates, candies, and confections.”
Lolli and Pops’ Fashion Show Las Vegas store will be located at 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 and will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
About Lolli & Pops
Lolli & Pops is a premium purveyor of candies and confections, founded by father and son duo Raj and Sid Gupta in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Lolli & Pops distinguishes itself by curating an assortment of high-quality sweets that are packaged thoughtfully and offered with inviting, informative service in quintessential, elevated stores.
Lolli & Pops believes in products that are worth giving, even if they are just for yourself. By sourcing top of the line confections from across the world and presenting them with genuine care, the experience of discovering their unique sweets is just as delightful and inspiring as indulging in them. Each store is designed to immerse customers in the emotional potential of the products Lolli and Pops purveys.
Lolli & Pops strives to reinstate the art of gift giving by creating imaginative products that are as delightful to give as they are to receive. Lolli & Pops aims to create a movement of thoughtfulness through sweets.
With 46 stores nationwide and plans to launch over 30 more by the end of 2018, including a flagship in downtown San Francisco, Lolli & Pops is sharing sweetness and delight with millions of guests around the U.S.
Recently opened locations: Houston, Baltimore, San Antonio, Lancaster, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Kansas City
Coming soon: Las Vegas, Chicago, Durham, Bridgewater (NJ), Houston, Baltimore, Louisville, Des Moines
About Fashion Show
At 2 million square feet, Fashion Show is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Dillard’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom and Forever 21, Fashion Show houses an eclectic mix of more than 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants.
Fashion Show is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.
BLUE MAN GROUP SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER WITH ADDITIONAL MATINEE PERFORMANCES EVERY DAY, DEC. 21 – JAN. 2, 2018
Get a Sneak Peek of Blue Man Group’s Holiday Spirit HERE
To accommodate the holiday season, Blue Man Group Las Vegas is adding matinee performances to their regular show schedule from Thursday, Dec. 21 – Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Shows will be held at 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. each day, with the exception of Sunday, Dec. 31, when performances are scheduled for 1, 4 and 7 p.m. in observance of New Year’s Eve.
Nevada residents can also take advantage of an exclusive Buy One, Get One Free ticket offer now through Dec. 31, 2017 with proof of a valid Nevada ID. Tickets start at $59 (plus taxes and fees) and can be purchased online or at the box office.
For more information on Blue Man Group, visit www.blueman.com/vegas or follow @bluemangroup on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS
International entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group has returned to Luxor Hotel and Casino where they first took Las Vegas by storm. The Blue Man Theater has been custom designed for the ideal Blue Man Group experience with audiences closer to the action than ever before.
Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, the show’s euphoric celebration of human connection has universal appeal for a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. The show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Blue Man Group has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Berlin and a World Tour.
This creative collective has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Ellen,” “Schlag den Raab” (Germany), “WOWOW” (Japan), and “Caldeirão do Huck” (Brasil).
Beyond the stage show, they are Grammy-nominated recording artists, known for their contributions to various film and TV scores and multiple Blue Man Group albums, including their most recent, THREE. Their “Megastar World Tour” rock concert parody played arenas across the globe. The group’s recently published first-ever book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.
TROPICANA LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES PETER CETERA ON NOVEMBER 11
Singer, songwriter and founding member of rock band Chicago, Peter Cetera, is set to take audiences back in time at Tropicana Las Vegas for one night only on Saturday, November 11.
Tickets for this all ages event are priced from $39.95 to $89.95 per person (excludes taxes and fees), and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office or by calling (800) 829-9034.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera, began his career as singer, songwriter and bass player of Chicago in the late 60s, and has been singing to sold out crowds ever since. A solo artist since 1986, Cetera has racked up six Top 40 singles, including the Academy Award-nominated “Glory of Love”, and “The Next Time I Fall” which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rock music lovers and easy listening listeners won’t want to miss this one night only performance.
November 11, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Tropicana Theater at Tropicana Las Vegas
3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
About Tropicana Las Vegas
Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio Italian Cuisine, Oakville Steakhouse, and Robert Irvine’s Public House, plus on-the-go options such as Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.
Nick Cannon Appears at Sugar Factory Fashion Show to Announce Theatre Box®, a Collaboration of Sugar Factory American Brasserie, TCL Chinese Theatre and Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade
Nick Cannon, host of “Wild ‘N Out,” rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality, appeared at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at the Fashion Show in Las Vegas on Sunday. While there, he talked with movie producer and owner of Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre Elie Samaha and Sugar Factory founder Charissa Davidovici about their upcoming collaboration on Theatre Box, opening in San Diego in spring 2018.
“Theatre Box is truly a one-of-a-kind 70,000 square-foot entertainment complex with eight luxury theatres and 700 seats combined, including San Diego’s first IMAX theatre,” said Samaha. “It will house the world’s largest retail confectionary store and the first TCL Chinese Theatre outside of Hollywood, and we’re looking forward to combining the signature services and experiences from each brand.”
“We’re excited to partner with TCL Chinese Theatre and Nick Cannon to bring our world-renowned sweets and treats to San Diego,” said Davidovici. “Guests will be able to enjoy our full restaurant menu right at their movie seat, including the signature goblets, over the top desserts and insane milkshakes, while watching the latest blockbuster and everyone will receive their own theatre box to choose their favorite candies. No other theatre in the world has a candy store with more than 500 selections!”
“I can’t wait to show Theatre Box to you all!” said Cannon. “It’s going to have the very first Wild ‘N Out sports bar and arcade with 15,000 square feet of giant screen TVs, amazing cocktails and the newest interactive games mixed with old school arcade entertainment.”
In addition to the new features, Theatre Box will also include TCL Chinese Theatre’s iconic movie star handprints and footprints such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, The Rock, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman and Sophia Loren. There are also plans for a beer garden on the rooftop and star-studded LA movie premieres with much more to come.
Nick arrived to the red carpet wearing a red varsity jacket before heading into the candy store. Exclaiming his love for candy, Nick filled bags with tennis balls sour gumballs, gummy octopuses and fried eggs, watermelon fruit sours, cotton candy crunchers, psychedelic jawbreakers and Sugarpova gumball sporty mix.
He graciously stopped and posed for photos with fans and kids in the restaurant before heading upstairs to the Chocolate Lounge with a group of Wild ‘N Out girls. After taking photos and selfies on the whimsical carousel, the group sipped on the brand new Insane Campfire Spiked S’mores Coffee Milkshake, Frozen Chocolate Bacon S’mores, Frozen Chocolate Spiced Coffee, Mai Tai Goblet and White Gummy Goblet. Nick also enjoyed Drake’s specialty Night Owl goblets, made with Virginia Black Whiskey.
The group dined on dishes including club sandwich, bruschetta, chicken and waffles, bleu cheese bacon burger and salmon salad.
Theatre Box will be located at 4665 Clairemont Dr., San Diego in the Gaslamp District.
ABOUT SUGAR FACTORY
Sugar Factory offers a sweet escape with locations throughout the United States, including the newest locations outside of the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas and in New York City on Broadway, a goblet bar and retail locations at the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, retail stores at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, TCL Theatres in Hollywood, Union Square in Washington, D.C. and at McCarran International Airport at the D Gates. Additionally, Sugar Factory American Brasserie, complete with retail and the brand’s popular restaurant, can be found in New York City, Chicago, Pentagon City, Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Orlando and South Beach Miami. The brand will expand into more new domestic markets this year with a planned opening in Seattle and two Artisanal Doughnut and Coffee Bars in New York. The brand expanded internationally with its first retail store overseas in Bahrain and restaurants at Festival City Mall and CityWalk in Dubai and in Manila, Philippines. Additionally, Sugar Factory NYC was listed “The Most Instagrammed Restaurant in the United States” in 2016 and Sugar Factory Ocean Drive was also the only Florida restaurant to make the list.
Relive Chicago’s Legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll Hits with Tribute Band ‘Brass Transit’ at Suncoast Showroom March 11-12
Brass Transit will bring the iconic hits of Chicago to the Suncoast Showroom March 11 and 12.
Brass Transit was founded in 2008, bringing together eight talented Canadian musicians to pay tribute to the multi-platinum selling rock ‘n’ roll band, Chicago.
Chicago rose to fame in the late 1960s by winning over fans with top 10 singles like “Make Me Smile,” “25 or 6 to 4” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is.” The Grammy Award-winning group has sold more than 100 million records and became one of the most successful American rock bands of all time. In 2016, Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in celebration of the band’s decorated, nearly 50-year career.
The show features Brass Transit’s remarkable embodiment of the horn-dominated, Chicago-style sound as they perform favorites like “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “You’re The Inspiration.” Audiences will be taken back to the ‘70s as Brass Transit recreates the ultimate Chicago experience.
Showtime; online at www.suncoastcasino.com; or in-person at The Orleans box office or gift shops at 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 Suncoast Hotel and Casino
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 an 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Suncoast 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 www.boydgaming.com.
Brass Transit Brings Musical Legacy of ‘70s Supergroup Chicago to Life at The Orleans Showroom August 29-30
Celebrated tribute band Brass Transit will bring the hits of the band Chicago to The Orleans Showroom on Aug. 29 and 30.
Brass Transit’s show includes hits from the legendary band Chicago’s golden age (1969-1976), including “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is,” “Saturday in the Park” and “25 or 6 to 4.” With world-class horn and rocking rhythm sections and vocals stacked sky-high, Brass Transit transports audiences to the freewheeling days of the ‘70s.
Based out of Toronto, Brass Transit consists of eight members including Neil Donell, lead vocals; Tony Carlucci, trumpet; Don Breithaupt, keyboard and backing vocals; Paul DeLong, drums; Doug Gibson, trombone; Bob McAlpine, guitar and backing vocals; Phil Poppa, saxophones and backing vocals; and Jay Speziale, bass and backing vocals.
Brass Transit members have performed with the likes of legendary rock and soul artists such as The Drifters, Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, The Marvelettes, Frankie Valli, Mary Wilson and The Mamas & the Papas.
Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $19.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. 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 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.
Blue Man Group “Lights It Up Blue” on World Autism Awareness Day by Kicking Off Yearlong Partnership With Autism Speaks
Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and Orlando Blue Man Group productions contribute minimum of $25,000 to local programs and create sensory-friendly performances
In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), the world-renowned Blue Man Group unveils a yearlong partnership with Autism Speaks; the company pledges to give a $25,000 donation to the cause and will host at least one sensory-friendly show, suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in each of its markets.
Throughout the month of April, Blue Man Group will take collections after each performance to be donated to local Autism Speaks programs in the following cities – Boston, Chicago and New York City. In Las Vegas, where there is no local Autism Speaks chapter, monies raised will go to Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. In addition, each production will offer sensory-friendly shows on select dates throughout the year, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the cause.
For the sensory-friendly shows, slight modifications will be made including reducing sound and light levels at various moments during the performance and making headphones available upon request. The Blue Men will limit the amount of “chair walking” and keep their approach to the audience more subdued. Blue Man Group will also create calming environments in each theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement.
“We’ve heard from many families affected by autism that their children responded to the Blue Man character in a very moving way. We don’t know the exact reason. We can only speculate that it has to do with the Blue Men communicating in their own unique way — non-verbally, through visuals, touch and sound. Their message often resonates on a deeper, more sincere level,” said Phil Stanton, Blue Man Group Co-Founder. “Once we knew that we could be helpful or provide an outlet for those affected by autism, we felt it was important to do more. With our sensory-friendly shows, we want to create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals and families affected by this disorder, in the hopes that they can have an entertaining and joyful experience together.”
The fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S., ASD affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. Characteristics include social challenges, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors. As a non-verbal, visually-stunning show, Blue Man Group serves as a great fit for all children and families.
ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP
Blue Man Group is an award-winning global entertainment company best known for its creative stage productions around the world. It developed through collaboration between three close friends, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Blue Man Group currently has ongoing theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin, along with a North American Tour. Along with the theatre show, Blue Man Group has toured the globe with their “Megastar World Tour,” a rock concert parody, headlined onboard the Norwegian Epic, released 5 albums, contributed to a number of film scores, performed with orchestras around the country and appeared in advertising campaigns for prominent brands.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $525 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 60 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.
The Wiener’s Circle, Chicago’s famed hot dog stand, will open in Las Vegas this summer with locations at Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino. Offering authentic Chicago-style char-grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, fresh-cut fries and milkshakes, the 31 year-old landmark boasts famous fans including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Rachael Ray and has been featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”The Wiener’s Circle moniker was selected by founders and horse racing fanatics Larry Gold and Barry Nemerow as a play on that sport’s designation for each race’s top thoroughbreds, and they have spent the last three decades delivering quality fare at reasonable prices. Over the years, many have tried to coax them to expand to other markets, however Las Vegas was the sweet spot for the pair.
While the Chicago location has gained some notoriety in recent years for late night antics between customers and staff, the Las Vegas outposts will focus on the legendary food in a family-friendly environment.
In addition to the classic menu offerings, the new locations will debut exclusive only-in-Vegas items, including all day breakfast nosh such as bacon, two eggs over easy and American cheese sandwiched in a fried donut, wieners in the blanket – ten or twenty piggies with a selection of sauces, a veggie burger and the Adult Happy Meal with a signature Chicago Char Cheddar dog, fries and a Pabst Blue Ribbon. The Wiener’s Circle will also serve the ever popular Krispy Kreme donuts.
Station Casinos’ popular entertainment destinations Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station provide a variety of amenities, including hotels, a full array of gaming, live entertainment, bowling, movies and an assortment of restaurants and bars. Both of The Weiner’s Circle outposts will be nestled between the sports book and poker room; the Red Rock Resort location is slated to open in early June, while the Santa Fe Station locations, including a satellite stand at the bowling center, are expected to debut this summer.
ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR” KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE AUDITIONS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29th
VISIT WWW.ABC.COM/RISINGSTAR FOR MORE INFORMATION
ABC’s innovative new series “Rising Star,” which opens the gate to a new era in reality competition, kicks off its nationwide search for talent on Saturday, March 29th. The U.S. series is helmed by executive producers Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). Aspiring singers are encouraged to visit www.abc.com/risingstar for more information on the audition process. Solo vocalists, duos and vocal groups (up to five members) can register to audition in person, online or nominate a friend/family member.
“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.
“RISING STAR” HOPEFULS CAN AUDITION IN-PERSON IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:
DALLAS: March 29th
ATLANTA: April 1st
CHICAGO: April 8th
NASHVILLE: April 11th
LOS ANGELES: April 15th
NEW YORK: April 24th
BOSTON: April 26th
“Rising Star” is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). The singing competition for ABC will mark the company’s first foray into the market since its formation in October.
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Brass Transit to Play the Hits of Legendary Rock Band Chicago
at the Suncoast Showroom March 8-9
Brass Transit, a tribute act to classic rock-jazz band Chicago, returns to the Suncoast Showroom on March 8 and 9.
Brass Transit’s show includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age (1969-1976), including “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is,” “Saturday in the Park” and “25 or 6 to 4.” With a world-class horn section, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky-high, Brass Transit transports its audience back to the freewheeling days of the ‘70s.
Based out of Toronto, Brass Transit consist of eight members: Neil Donell, lead vocals; Tony Carlucci, trumpet; Don Breithaupt, keyboard and backing vocals; Paul Delong, drums; Doug Gibson, trombone; Bob McAlpine, guitar and backing vocals; Phil Poppa, saxophones and backing vocals; and Jay Speziale, bass and backing vocals.
Brass Transit members have performed with the likes of legendary rock and soul groups and singers such as The Drifters, Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, The Marvelettes, Frankie Valli, Mary Wilson and The Mamas & the Papas.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $15.95, plus tax and convenience 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.
JOSH ABBOTT, WADE BOWEN, TYLER FARR, KYLE PARK, CHASE RICE,
THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS STAPLETON, JOSH THOMPSON& RANDY ROGERS BAND
CONFIRMED FOR CLUB CONCERTS NATIONWIDE TO RAISE MONEY FOR
ACM LIFTING LIVES
Attending Fans Eligible for Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to the
49th ACM Awards ON SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 in LAS VEGAS!
Tickets are available NOW for a string of benefit shows across the country to raise money for ACM Lifting Lives® the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. Participating clubs for every show have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.
Confirmed shows include:
January 24 Denim & Diamonds – Mesa, AZ Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen
February 1 Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, TX Thomas Rhett
February 7 Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH Chase Rice *SOLD OUT
February 13 Denim & Diamonds – Wichita Falls, TX Josh Abbott Band
February 20 Rockin Rodeo – Midland, TX Kyle Park
February 22 Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL Josh Thompson
Tickets may be purchased directly from the venues listed. As part of the initiative, fans will have the chance to win a trip to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV via a Twitter contest. Fans who attend any of the ACM Lifting Lives benefit shows are invited take a photo of their ticket and tweet it tagging @ACMawards, using #ACMLiftingLivesBenefit. Click here for more information.
About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Announces New ‘Love Notes’ E-Cards for Valentine’s Day.
Free E-Cards celebrate love and encourage health screenings and exams for cancer prevention.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment. CTCA serves patients with complex cancer from all 50 states at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can
control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Identifies the Top 10 Advancements
in Cancer Research for 2012
At the start of the new year oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) have taken a look back at 2012 to identify the year’s top 10 advancements in cancer research. Jeffrey Chen, MD, radiation oncologist; Robert Wascher, MD, surgical oncologist; and Madappa Kundranda, MD, PhD medical oncologist at CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center worked together to identify and rank the following top 10 cancer breakthroughs for 2012.
“Every year there are incredible breakthroughs in cancer screening, prevention, research treatments and therapies, says Robert Wascher, MD, surgical oncologist.” “Before every case of cancer can be prevented or cured, CTCA® is hopeful that these advancements will help to save the lives of the millions of people who are diagnosed with cancer each year.”
CTCA has identified the following as the Top 10 Advancements in Cancer Research for 2012:
1. Personalized Cancer Medicine: An increasing number of groundbreaking “targeted” cancer therapies are available. This new generation of cancer therapies is able to block abnormal genes or proteins that cause cancer cells to grow and spread.
2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the first breast ultrasound specifically designed for dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue can increase breast cancer risk, and can make it difficult to identify small breast cancers once they occur (40% of women who undergo screening mammograms have dense breasts).
3. Computerized cognitive training that may be able to improve “chemo brain,” a term that refers to the cognitive problems women suffer during and after cancer treatment. This form of therapy may help to improve memory and mental health. (Clinical study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment)
4. Evidence that higher levels of vitamin D may improve survival in patients with breast cancer. (2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium)
5. Preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy double overall survival for esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers. Researchers report that preoperative treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy resulted in significant benefits: 29% of patients experienced complete remission of their cancer; median overall survival was longer (49 months versus 24 months), and the death rate was 35% lower in patients who underwent preoperative treatment compared with those who had surgery alone. (Clinical study published in The New England Journal of Medicine)
6. The identification of four distinct genetic types of breast cancer, which could accelerate the search for better treatments for each of these subtypes of breast cancer, instead of the “one size fits all” approach to cancer treatment. (Research from the Cancer Genome Atlas, part of the National Institutes of Health)
7. A new vaccine has been tested for advanced kidney cancer, and early results suggest that this vaccine may increase survival. (Developed by Dr. Howard Kaufman, formerly at Columbia University and now at Mount Sinai University)
8. Two new cancer drugs, ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap) and regorafenib (Stivarga), were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. These new “targeted” cancer drugs offer patients with advanced colorectal cancer important new treatment options.
9. A new “smart bra” has shown to be more than 90% accurate at detecting breast abnormalities using sensors to detect small changes in breast tissue temperature over time, based upon preliminary research data. In three clinical trials involving a total of 650 women, the bra was able to detect the presence of breast tumors as many as six years before conventional breast imaging would have. (Developed and being tested by Nevada company, First Warning Systems. At this time, this device is not yet approved for sale in the United States, and additional research will need to be carried out before the findings of preliminary studies can be validated.)
10. The Baylor College of Medicine, Australian Pancreatic Center Genome Initiative, and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Genome Study recently carried out detailed genetic studies on 99 pancreatic cancer tumors, and identified almost 2,000 specific gene mutations associated with this deadly form of cancer. This detailed genetic information may lead to important new discoveries related to both the prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer. CTCA offers a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment and serves patients from all 50 states at facilities located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.
GARRETT POPCORN SHOPS OPENS FIRST LAS VEGAS LOCATION AT MIRACLE MILE SHOPS
Garrett Popcorn Shops®, a Chicago tradition for more than 60 years, opens its first Las Vegas Shop in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Garrett Popcorn Shops plans to begin serving the public Saturday, Oct. 6, and Grand Opening festivities are set for Thursday, Oct. 11.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, Garrett will celebrate its Grand Opening with a copper kettle christening to mark the ceremonial “first batch.” From 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 11 guests will receive complimentary treat-sized bags of world famous The Chicago Mix. Also, Garrett Popcorn Shops fans on Facebook will be rewarded with a complimentary upgrade from medium to large for the entire day when they whisper the secret phrase.
“Las Vegas is known as a city of fun, temptation and indulgence,” says Melissa Mikolajczak, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Garrett Popcorn Shops. “We believe Garrett fits right in with our tantalizing gourmet treats. This Vegas opening is thrilling for us, as Vegas becomes our third national market after Chicago and New York City.”
Here are a few reasons why Garrett will fit right in:
1) You’ll enjoy your good hand even more with CheeseCorn orange “marked” fingers.
2) Popping bottles in the club may be replaced by popping open a tin of Garrett, made with a signature blend of kernels hot air popped to fluffy perfection.
3) Family friendly. Donny and Marie are among the vocal fans who appreciate the Garrett secret family recipe passed down three generations. Garrett handcrafts small batches of gourmet popcorn throughout the day in old-fashioned copper kettles.
4) Double down on flavors. Winner takes all The Chicago Mix – a blend of savory CheeseCorn and rich, sweet CaramelCrisp made from only the highest quality ingredients.
5) Snack time was never so sexy. Halle Berry’s reaction to The Chicago Mix on the Jay Leno Show was sponsored by the letter “O.”
About Garrett Popcorn Shops®
Garrett Popcorn Shops®, a Chicago tradition for more than 60 years, handcrafts small batches of gourmet popcorn throughout the day in old-fashioned copper kettles using only the highest quality ingredients. The signature blend of kernels is hot air popped to fluffy perfection then folded into the secret Garrett family recipe, passed down three generations. Garrett Popcorn Shops offers these signature flavors: CaramelCrisp®(which can be selected with almonds, pecans or cashews), CheeseCornTM, Buttery, Plain and the famous The Chicago Mix – a blend of savory CheeseCorn and rich, sweet CaramelCrisp.
This finely crafted indulgence enchants adoring fans around the world. In Chicago, Garrett Shops are located at 625 North Michigan Ave., Navy Pier food court, Merchandise Mart (2nd floor), 26 West Randolph St., 4 East Madison St., 27 West Jackson Blvd., 737 E. 87th Street; two at O’Hare International Airport, in Terminals 1 and 3, and in the Northwestern Station/Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 West Madison St. Garrett also brings a taste of Chicago to its Shops in New York City (at Penn Plaza between 7th & 8th), Las Vegas (Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino); Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
For more information and to share Garrett around the country and in Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com. Join other Garrett fans on Twitter @GarrettPopcorn and on Facebook.
About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues. The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; Dollheads, the only blow-dry and extensions bar on the Strip; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops, opening in September 2012; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.
Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
‘Broadway Celebration’ Debuts at The Broadway Theater at
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
New York New York Hotel & Casino welcomes “Broadway Celebration,” a New York-style extravaganza featuring Broadway’s most renowned show tunes. The unforgettable show premieres Sept. 1, and will perform Tuesday – Sunday (dark Monday) at 6 p.m.
Presented by producer David King and Spirit Productions, “Broadway Celebration” takes audiences from the neon lights of The Strip to the bright lights of Broadway. The show is a non-stop tribute to hit songs from the world’s most renowned musicals including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Grease,” “Cats,” “Hairspray” and “Les Misérables,” among others. Combining the most popular Broadway hits into one exceptional production, the show is a must-see experience.
The Broadway Theater is also home to “Dancing Queen,” the hottest ‘70s party on The Strip. Transporting audiences back to a time when disco ruled and the fun was non-stop, the dance celebration features timeless songs of the era including favorites by the legendary group ABBA such as “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo.” The show also celebrates highlights from the blockbuster ‘70s film “Saturday Night Fever.” The glittering production stars singers and dancers clad in beautiful costumes stepping to dazzling choreography.
Tickets for “Broadway Celebration” and “Dancing Queen” start at $49.95 each, plus tax and service charges, but for a limited time only, guests can enjoy both shows for $69, plus tax and service fees. Tickets are now on sale at the Zumanity box office at New York-New York. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call New York-New York at (866) 606-7111 or (702) 740-6969. Tickets also are available for purchase at newyorknewyork.com.
About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon. New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Spirit Productions:
Spirit Productions is one of the most successful theatrical production companies in the world today. The company has more than 20 hit shows touring the world to critical acclaim. Its flagship show “Spirit of the Dance” has received nine global awards and has been seen by more than 30 million people worldwide. Spirit Productions provides a unique portfolio of shows to theaters, casino and corporate events across the country and worldwide.