Early Bird Registration Opens for 15th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run











CHIPPENDALES, FIT4MOM, mascots from the Las Vegas Aviators, Aces and Lights, and more welcome early registration with an early-bird rate of $22 at Fremont Street Experience





On Thursday, June 20, Opportunity Village, along with help from a “vacationing” Santa Claus and a host of guests, brought the holiday spirit early with a Registration Launch Party for the 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run. Mascots from local professional sports teams, the CHIPPENDALES, nationwide fitness group FIT4MOM, and the Tony Marques Band all helped to pump up the crowd and encourage early bird sign-ups for the event on December 7.


Hosted by Sunny 106.5’s Marco and Joanna, the extravaganza took place on the Main Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Chosen by online voters, the special 15th anniversary race medal was unveiled, featuring (in true Vegas style) a classic deck of playing cards. Medals were designed by the official medal provider of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Running Imp.


George Dare’s “Run, Santa Run!” was accompanied with an on-stage workout from FIT4MOM and the CHIPPENDALES. The show would not have been complete without the performance of “Mele Kalikimaka” by the OV Ukes from the Boyd Gaming Fine and Performing Arts Program at Opportunity Village. Mascots from the Las Vegas Lights, Las Vegas Aces and Las Vegas Aviators also greeted guests and danced along to music sung by the Tony Marques Band.


The Las Vegas Great Santa Run has already attracted participants from all over the world to support the beloved fundraiser. The run is Opportunity Village’s largest single-day fundraising event and continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help support Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities. Circle K will once again serve as the Presenting Sponsor for the event. And Opportunity Village is excited to welcome LaLa Photography as the official photographer of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run.


Early bird pricing of $22 is available online from June 20 – June 30. After that, pricing will increase to $30 per person. Registration includes a five-piece Santa suit, swag bag and medal. Pets are also welcomed to join.



About Opportunity Village

MissionOpportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

TREVI Italian Restaurant to Host Charity Pizza Cook-Off With Local Influencers, Performers and Media

TREVI Italian Restaurant to Host Charity Pizza Cook-Off
With Local Influencers, Performers and Media  



Local performers Mariah Rivera of FANTASY, Terry Fator, James Davis of Chippendales and Miss Nevada USA 2018 Carolina Urrea will use their love of pizza for a good cause as celebrity judges at TREVI Italian Restaurant’s fourth annual media pizza making competition on Thursday, Aug. 30.


Local media personalities will compete to raise money for their charity of choice by creating and implementing their own recipe, including choice of ingredients and style to make the tastiest pizza. This year’s competitors include Rachel Smith, co-host of the MORE Show on FOX 5; Courtney Perna, cohost of Las Vegas NOW on KLAS Ch. 8; Shaun Burgess, Digital Content Producer for Vegas.com; and defending champion Jason Harris, contributor to VEGAS Magazine and Las Vegas Weekly, and the 2017 winner of TREVI’s annual charity event.


Located at The Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace, the award-winning restaurant will present the selected winner with a $500 donation to be directed to a local charity of their choice. Selected charities include the Tyler Robinson Foundation, Best Buddies Nevada, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

TREVI is located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods.’ TREVI has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” for Italian cuisine by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015. The restaurant offers classic and contemporary Italian fare, a gelato bar featuring fresh gelato made daily and a dynamic atmosphere. Executive Chef Jose Navarro has designed the menu to have a homemade feel. The laid-back Landry’s, Inc. restaurant and bar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available at www.trevi-italian.com or by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TREVILV, on Instagram @TREVILV and on Twitter @TREVILV.


Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick &Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s, Grotto, Willie G’s and others. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.

The World’s Biggest Beer Party at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas – Oktoberfest Kicks Off Friday, September 16





Annual Oktoberfest Kicks Off September 16 with Legendary Magicians Siegfried & Roy®


Get ready to raise a stein, stand on the benches and sing along to classic hits as Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas kicks off Las Vegas’ only authentic Oktoberfest with the magicians of the century Siegfried & Roy®. The keg tapping ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and reservations are highly encouraged. The Oktoberfest celebration happens every day through October 31 and features celebrity keg tappers every Friday and Saturday night along with live entertainment, traditional Bavarian fare and plenty of beer.


This year’s keg tappers span a variety of Las Vegas’ well-known strip performers such as Clint Holmes, Australian Bee Gees, Chippendales, Frank Mir, Ricardo Laguna, Rich Little, Murray Sawchuck and more. The full line up of keg tappers can be viewed on the restaurant’s website.


One of the highlights of the six weeks of festivities is the limited-time Oktoberfestbier imported straight from the brewery in Munich, Germany. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the only place in Nevada where beer lovers can taste the original brew that thousands of people drink at the official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich.


“Every year, we are thrilled to bring the city of Las Vegas an authentic Oktoberfest experience,” said Klaus Gastager, Vice President HBavaria LLC. “From our live bands direct from Bavaria to the authentic German food and beer, guests can truly experience what Oktoberfest is like at our Haus. There’s nothing else like it in this city.”



Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds – at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it is Oktoberfest every day!


For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 702.853.BEER (2337), or visit the restaurant’s NEW website online at HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.





WHO:  On Saturday, the hunky men of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino’s Chippendales will bring their sinful, schoolboy charm to Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest. Watch them tap the keg and keep the Oktoberfestbier flowing through the weekend.


WHAT:  Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest offers guests endless Bavarian fun, food and, of course, Oktoberfestbier imported from Munich, Germany. The full-bodied lager is brewed to perfection and sports a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume. Guests can test their strength during the Oktoberfest Stein-Holding contest for a chance to win a six-pack of Oktoberfestbier and be entered in a drawing for a dinner for 10. The fun continues with Jägermeister spankings, dancing on the benches and the taste of fresh-roasted almonds and pecans.


Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun.  From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds – Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it is Oktoberfest every day!


WHEN:  CHIPPENDALES –  Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m.

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

Visit OktoberfestVegas.com for a full schedule of upcoming events.



CSI: The Experience celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with a Star-Studded Red Carpet Event


CSI: The Experience celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with a Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2014) – CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino celebrated its fifth anniversary with a special red carpet event, where Las Vegas celebrities came together at the scene of the crime to put their sleuthing skills to work. Among the guests in attendance were EMS Entertainment CEO Christoph Rahofer, Jaymes Vaughan (Chippendales), Dirk Vermin (A&E’s Bad Ink), Jabbawockeez, Thunder From Down Under, FANTASY, Ricardo Laguna, Paul Shortino (Raiding the Rock Vault), Jen Mateo (Top Rank’s Knockout Girls), Michael Godard and more.

“I am proud that we have made CSI: The Experience a landmark of the Las Vegas market,” said EMS Entertainment CEO Christoph Rahofer.

As October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, $3 from every full-priced ticket sold to CSI: The Experience during the month will benefit S.A.F.E. House, which is committed to stop violence and abuse in the family environment by providing safe shelter, support, advocacy, counseling and education.

A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of a crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. Spanning 12,000 square feet and featuring thousands of hand-made props, CSI: The Experience comes to life through a captivating multimedia environment featuring dazzling special effects, meticulous crime scene recreations and two state-of-the-art crime labs.

Developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and produced by EMS Entertainment, Inc. in partnership with Key Brand Entertainment under a license from CBS Consumer Products, CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand combines the entertainment of the hit show with real-life scientific principles and investigative techniques – from DNA and fingerprint analysis to forensic anthropology and toxicology. The Experience has welcomed more than 700,000 guests and thanks to its national and international popularity, the numbers continue to grow.

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About CSI: The Experience
Located in The District at MGM Grand, CSI: The Experience is open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the last entry at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at CSI: The Experience or by phone at (702) 891-7006 or (877) 660-0660. Special group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-1111 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com..

Photos: Brandi Glanville & Wendy Williams Host World’s Largest Bachelorette Party at TAO Beach

Saturday afternoon at TAO Beach, daytime talk show host Wendy Williams and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville hosted the third annual World’s Largest Bachelorette Party, made pretty by Benefit Cosmetics. The two sizzled on the red carpet before heading in to the blowout bachelorette bash. Glanville took over a VIP cabana and immediately began swooning over the Benefit Cosmetics products there, grabbing a tube of the brand’s “They’re Real!” mascara and exclaiming “this is the best one! It really is the best.” Williams also took over a nearby VIP cabana and Glanville came over to wish Williams a “happy birthday.” While on her way back to her cabana, Glanville stopped multiple times to pose for photos with adoring and excited bride-to-be’s. The Chippendales brought their sinful schoolboy charm to the final fling affair and playfully posed for photos with Glanville and all of the brides. The bachelorettes came together in their WLBP grand cabana, overlooking the entire venue, with the afternoon’s two hosts and Williams was surprised with a cake while the packed dayclub sang her “happy birthday.” Williams took over the mic and greeted the crowd with her signature saying “how you doin’?” and welcomed everyone to the ultimate pre-wedding bash and congratulated them on their upcoming nuptials. Throughout the afternoon the ladies enjoyed XB Sweet Tempered Punch, a high quality premixed spin on the classic “Sex On the Beach” cocktail. Anti-hangover drink RESQWATER was on-hand to help make sure they could enjoy all the cocktails they pleased without any of the headache-filled misery of a hangover. Topshop, the fashion authority hailing from the United Kingdom, was also poolside to help the bachelorettes celebrate in style.


Later that evening, Williams and her group of friends, which included her husband of 16 years, Kevin Hunter, continued their day TAO. Williams hosted the private WLBP celebration inside TAO Nightclub’s Opium Room alongside Chippendales star Jaymes Vaughan. The duo led the group of bachelorettes through a laughter-filled evening with a wide array of bachelorette-themed contests, games and of course male revue entertainment. In-between activities the ladies were treated to makeovers from Benefit Cosmetics, signature appetizers from the TAO kitchen and giveaways from the Something Blue prize wheel, which included one grand prize honeymoon to any Sandals Resort. Williams then moved downstairs to TAO Asian Bistro to fuel up on signature dishes for her birthday celebration.


After dinner, the group took over a VIP skybox at TAO Nightclub to celebrate Williams’ 50th birthday. Shortly after she arrived, the TV personality was surprised with another custom birthday cake, which was presented to her by the Chippendales as well as TAO’s mirror man. Armed with bright pink glow sticks, Williams danced with her husband to the sounds of DJ Ross One and hung close to the railing of her skybox so she could overlook the entire party scene.


Also at TAO Nightclub, rapper Too $hort was spotted at a VIP table with friends and family.


Actor Josh Peck dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant on Saturday evening. Peck posted a photo to his Instagram and Twitter accounts of himself and his friend at the restaurant, posing with their Kobe Meatballs. The actor and a group of friends then made their way to Marquee Nightclub to celebrate a friend’s 21st birthday. Peck and the rest of the group raved about the venue and how much they especially loved Kaskade, who was manning the DJ decks and treating a sold-out crowd to the latest installment of his Summer Lovin’ residency.

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Silverton Casino Hotel Announces May Entertainment and Event Listing


Silverton Casino Hotel Announces May Entertainment and Event Listing


Silverton Casino Hotel is the perfect place for great music, delicious food and a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Please find a list below of the upcoming headliners at Silverton Casino Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at Silverton Casino Hotel, by calling 702-263-7777 or by logging onto www.silvertoncasino.com.


Wine Down Wednesdays

Dates: Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Admission Cost: Free
Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Every Wednesday night in May Silverton guests will “wind down” with an evening of wine tasting at Sway Pool. Guests will enjoy two complimentary samples of their choice of wine and additional glasses of wine and small plates are available for purchase. Weekly giveaways and prize drawings will be accompanied by live entertainment. Wednesday, May 7 will be sponsored by Liz Davar, Micro Cru Fine Wines, May 14 & 21 will be sponsored by Ron Munford, Master Sommelier, and May 28 will be sponsored by Tiffany Thompson, Vin Sauvage. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.  


National Mom’s Nite Out Charity Event

Dates: Thursday, May 8
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Admission Cost: $20
Venue: Sway Pool

Event Info: An evening out just for Mom! Silverton invites moms to celebrate an evening of the senses at the National Mom’s Nite Out charity event on Thursday, May 8 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Sway Pool. Silverton is hosting the perfect ladies night out filled with comedy, cocktails, pampering, souvenir photos, mingling and a meet & greet with Las Vegas’ Chippendales®. Enjoy a relaxing, yet fun night out with your girlfriends with a show by Mom Comedian, Stephanie Blum. Her storytelling humor includes motherhood, wifedom, in-laws and coping with her unique and wacky family. Moms can enjoy a guilt-free evening without the kids, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation. Participating vendors include Peridot Sweets, Pure Liquid Skin Studio, BodyWorks Massage and Chippendales®. Make sure and arrive early; the first one hundred ladies will receive a free glass of wine. Tickets are just $20. Must be 21 years or older with valid ID. Visit www.stephanieblum.com for more information on Stephanie Blum.


About Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation (GTSF) provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development. Goodie Two Shoes programming is based on the premise that they don’t just provide a child with a new pair of shoes but rather empower participants with choice, by giving them the opportunity to select any pair of high-quality athletic shoes they want from GTSF’s traveling 48 foot mobile shoe-store-on-wheels, which visits them on-site at their school or referring agency. Each participant is measured to ensure proper fit and paired one-on-one with a community volunteer whom takes a special interest and walks them through the process. GTSF strives to reach 10,000 Southern Nevada children in need, annually. The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is proud to be a 501c3 charitable organization. To learn more about the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, please visit www.goodietwoshoes.org.


About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City Search®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment / Nightlife Schedule

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Updated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule

Vegas Nightlife Fights – Dec. 9
Linkin Park – Jan. 10
Zac Brown Band with special guest Levi Lowrey – Jan. 11 & 12

Crown Avenue – Dec. 10
Smashing Alice – Dec. 15 & Jan. 3
Sin City Sinners Christmas in Vegas, Holiday Extravaganza – Dec. 21
Metalachi Mondays – Dec. 30
Empire Records, All 90s Experience – Dec. 31

Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock, MO5AIC, Deven May, Chris Phillips, Natalie Toro, Skye Miles, Jennifer Romas, Cheryl Daro, Cast of Rock of Ages and Chippendales – Dec. 16
DJ Pizzo and Drazpa – Dec. 6
Craze, DJ Spair and Drazpa – Dec. 13



A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated, and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email groupsales@hrhvegas.com.


Vegas Nightlife Fights *just added*                                                                                                                                                              Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.

Tickets start at $20                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now

Industry hosts and bartenders battle in regulation boxing ring. The main event features Dion Niemo (Body English Nightclub & Afterhours host) versus Ken Norton Jr. (son of former Heavy Weight Champion of the World). Additional fighters include Sal Wise (Angel Management Group marketing director) and Mark Alum (Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas bartender). A total of 10 percent of the door sales will benefit Barry’s Boxing Center, a nonprofit organization developed to encourage, not discourage, young men and women in their pursuit of excellence in the sport of boxing both in and out of the ring.

Linkin Park *just added*                                                                                                                                                                               Friday, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $85.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.

Grammy-Award winning rock band, LINKIN PARK will bring its unique and high-energy music to The Joint on Friday, Jan. 10.

The SoCal sextet fused electronica, metal and hip-hop on its 2000 debut Hybrid Theory and made instant history. The band’s infectious singles overwhelmed radio formats and the Billboard charts, making it the best selling album in the world that year. With three GRAMMY nominations, six to date, a statuette for Best Hard Rock Performance, and later, the extraordinary Diamond certification, Hybrid Theory sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

The six friends with a dynamic assortment of talents — co-frontmen Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda, turntablist/video director Joe Hahn, percussionist Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson and bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell — stay multiple steps ahead of the increasingly derivative competition. Bennington’s lycanthropic croon-to-howl transformations offset Shinoda’s pointed, earnest MC screeds, while new singles like “Somewhere I Belong,” “Numb” and “Breaking the Habit” struck a perfect balance between processed and organic, anthemic and intimate. Sophomore sensation Meteora proved the band’s first album wasn’t a fluke, taking the successes of the first album and expanding upon them, sonically and emotionally.

From that point on, the band fully embraced the eclecticism hinted at in the first two records: they joined forces with hip-hop legend Jay-Z in 2004 for the groundbreaking mash-up Collision Course EP. Minutes to Midnight was the first of three boundary-pushing, full-length partnerships with iconic producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica, Adele), followed by the daring, socio-political concept epic A Thousand Suns.

With so many forward-thinking looks in a catalog of just four albums, the band found imaginative ways of tying them together in 2012’s diverse Living Things. Like all of its prior records, it bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and debuted at No. 1 in over 20 countries. Linkin Park is the first and only band to score five consecutive number one album debuts this century.

Linkin Park’s global touring numbers are even more ridiculous than its album sales. On its most recent tour cycle, the band played to over 1 million people in 79 shows on six continents. Since its inception, Linkin Park have prioritized exploring innovative means of connecting with its vast fan base.


Zac Brown Band with special guest Levi Lowrey *just added*                                                                                                                   Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $99.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.

GRAMMY award-winning country/folk megastars Zac Brown Band will return to The Joint this winter for two phenomenal shows on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12.

Demand for the Zac Brown Band experience is at an all-time high. The multi-platinum, three-time GRAMMY award-winning outfit throws down every night with expert musicianship, hearty Southern rock, and an unparalleled fan experience that’s selling out arenas and amphitheaters from coast to coast.

The band’s third studio album Uncaged debuted at No. 1 with its best first-week sales of 234,000 copies, followed by the triple-platinum major label debut The Foundation and platinum No. 1 You Get What You Give. Together these albums have produced a historic series of 10 No. 1 hit singles.

The Georgia seven-piece has been lauded by fans and critics alike as a “truly astounding troupe of musicians” with a “staggering display of instrumental prowess” that makes them “one of the best live bands on the planet.”

Levi Lowrey is a singer and songwriter who has performed extensively as a solo artist, headliner and supporting act. He co-wrote the Zac Brown Band’s single “The Wind” from the band’s No. 1 Billboard album Uncaged, has been nominated for several County Music Awards and was named one of 13 for 13” Ones to Watch in 2013 by Roughstock.


Mark & Mercedes’ Not So Silent Night featuring The Fray with special guests Gavin DeGraw, Five for Fighting and Offset Season *this weekend*                                             

Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $29.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now

Mix 94.1 is kicking off the holiday season with another all-star line-up at The Joint on Friday, Dec. 6. Mark & Mercedes’ Not So Silent Night will feature The Fray with special guests Gavin DeGraw, Five for Fighting and Offset Season.

The Fray will headline this year’s Not So Silent Night. The band comprised of Isaac Slade, Joe King, Ben Wysocki and Dave Welsh formed in 2002 and has been producing hits ever since. The Fray has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY’s and ranked No. 84 on Billboard’s “Artists of the Decade” list. The group is best known for such hits as “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life.”

Fellow rockers, Gavin DeGraw and Five for Fighting will perform as special guests. DeGraw is known for hits such as “Chariot” and “I Don’t Want to Be,” and has sold more than 1 million records in the U.S. Five for Fighting has sold over 2.5 million records and produced the GRAMMY-nominated single “Superman.” Also making a special appearance will be Las Vegas’ own, Offset Season.

Mix 94.1 is offering a VIP experience with a portion of proceeds from ticket sales benefitting American Heart Association. Available for $150, the package includes one suite ticket to the show and one pass to a private party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Vinyl featuring meet-and-greet opportunities, an open bar and appetizers provided by 福Fú.


The Black Crowes                                                                                                                                                                                           Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $39.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now

The Black Crowes headline at The Joint in support of its “Lay Down With Number 13” tour. The band’s tour kicked off March 24 after ending a two-year hiatus with five sold-out U.K. shows. They’ve been flying high since in the U.S. and Europe, where they performed from June 18 to July 6, including headlining shows, festivals and two stadium concerts with Bruce Springsteen. The Black Crowes have sold 35 million albums and is known as one of rock’s best live acts. The band’s powerful performances are captured on its latest release Wiser for the Time, a four-sided vinyl collection and double album digital download (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records).


KOMP’s Totally Politically Correct Holiday Bash featuring Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington with special guests P.O.D. and Sick Puppies

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $39.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now

KOMP’S Totally Politically Correct Holiday Bash featuring Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington with special guests P.O.D. and Sick Puppies will take over The Joint on Sunday, Dec. 15.

The men behind one of the most influential bands in rock ‘n’ roll, bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots (STP), made the bold decision to join forces with Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington in early 2013. With Bennington in the fold, STP ignited a renaissance of newfound independence. STP released on Oct. 8 its highly anticipated EP, High Rise, which pulses with renewed energy and purpose.

P.O.D., also known as Payable on Death, has the right to talk about passion in music. Passion has been front and center since the band formed in 1992 in San Diego, and all the way up to the release of its eighth and latest record, Murdered Love. In the last two decades, the group has sold over 10 million albums (including 2001’s triple platinum record Satellite), garnered four No. 1 music videos, three GRAMMY nominations and over a dozen rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation” and “Goodbye For Now.”

Sick Puppies’ recently released its third and most ambitious album, Connect. The trio is all about connection with their fans, each other, their own psyches, and each of the dozen songs on the album Connect, which include intense, epic rockers to mellower yet lyrically anguished ballads, is introspective yet also universal. From the first single, “There’s No Going Back” to the band’s most political song, the ironic “Gunfight,” Connect will exhilarate old fans and captivate new ones.


Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $59.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now

Legendary rockers Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers announced a special Saturday, Dec. 28 performance at The Joint. Both bands will perform their greatest hits during one amazing night at the award-winning music venue.

Steve Miller Band’s broad appeal crosses musical boundaries. Miller has released two new albums including the 2010 No. 1 blues album Bingo and its successor Let Your Hair Down – the first albums in 18 years. One of rock music’s all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 40 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio.

There’s no separating the unparalleled legacy of The Doobie Brothers from its latest released album, World Gone Crazy. In a sense, World Gone Crazy is an analogy for The Doobie Brothers as a whole. With founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and 30 year-plus veterans John McFee and Michael Hossack, The Doobie Brothers have perfectly honored the band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions. Aside from a few years of inactivity in the mid-80s, The Doobie Brothers has continued to perform, create and record for over 21 years. The band that has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide is known for such hits as “Blackwater,” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.”


Imagine Dragons with special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights                                                                                                  Monday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $79.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now

Platinum-selling rock band and Las Vegas’ very own Imagine Dragons will be kicking off the New Year’s celebrations in Las Vegas. The hometown band will be joined by special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights to rock out The Joint on Monday, Dec. 30.

Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons “the biggest breakout of the year,” Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the “Year of the Dragons,” and Billboard noted “Imagine Dragons are rock’s 2013 live breakout.”

Imagine Dragons was formed in 2008 by Dan Reynolds (vocals) along with Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass) and Daniel Platzman (drums). The band recorded and released its first three EPs (Imagine Dragons, Hell and Silence, and It’s Time) in Las Vegas. The single “It’s Time” holds the record for the longest run on AOL Radio’s “Top 10 Alternative Songs” of 2012. Local Vegas awards include “Best CD” in 2011 by Vegas Seven, “Best Local Indie Band” in 2010 by Las Vegas Weekly and “Las Vegas’ Newest Must-See Live Act” by Las Vegas CityLife.

Imagine Dragons’ debut album Night Visions on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album arrived on the Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 with the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years. The album has been propelled by the amazing success of the two-time platinum-selling single “It’s Time” and the six-time platinum follow-up “Radioactive,” which Rolling Stone named “the biggest rock hit of the year.” The current single, “Demons” has sold over 1.3 million copies.

Alternative rockers The Mowgli’s are from Southern California. The band is best known for its hit song “San Francisco,” which was No. 11 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart this year. The group is named after a character in “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.

Parade of Lights is an alternative-electro band based in Los Angeles. Comprised of Ryan Daly, Anthony Improgo, Michelle Ashley and Randy Schulte, the group combines equal parts rock, electro, and shoegaze to create a unique blend of 80s influenced pop drawing on inspiration from artists such as U2, Depeche Mode, M83 and Madonna.


Pixies                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

(Special guest Best Coast)

Tickets start at $42                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now

Fortified with sold-out U.S. club shows and UK/European tour, Pixies announce that a 33-city, coast-to-coast North American leg has been added to its 2013 – 2014 world tour. The band with special guest Best Coast will play at The Joint on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Pixies, composed of guitarist and vocalist Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, drummer David Lovering, and touring bassist Kim Shattuck, are on the road in support of the band’s first collection of new music in more than 20 years. This tour will feature a brand new stage set and production, and will give the band an opportunity to not only debut brand new songs, but to offer the most wide-ranging concert set lists in the band’s career.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country. The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm’s reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones.

Tickets for Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.


Crown Avenue *just added*                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8:45 p.m.


Crown Avenue is a Las Vegas-based cover band playing hits from The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Bell Biv DeVoe, Adele and more.



Andrew Dice Clay *today / this weekend*                                                                                                                                                   Dec. 5 – 8 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $54                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now 

Vinyl welcomes America’s rock ‘n’ roll comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay for a one-of-a-kind residency. Perfect for Sin City, the groundbreaking comedian and actor will thrill audiences with fresh, timely material highlighted by his signature shocking jokes and controversial topics. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.


Metalachi Mondays *updated*                                                                                                                                                                      Dec. 9 at 8:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.


Vinyl welcomes Metalachi, the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band, for Metalachi Mondays. The band is known for playing traditional mariachi instruments while covering Gun N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and more.


An Evening with Aaron Lewis                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets – $49.50                                                                                                                                                                                             On sale now

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis broke free with a solo music career in 2011, refashioning himself as a country singer on his EP, Town Line.


Smashing Alice *updated*                                                                                                                                                                             Sunday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Jan. 3 at 10 p.m.


Smashing Alice plays its modern and hard rock covers at Vinyl. The Las Vegas cover band is known for its fast paced rock ‘n’ roll shows. 


New Amsterdam “It’s Your Town” presents Rusty Maples                                                                                                                         Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8:30 p.m.


Rusty Maples is known for its well-crafted, tender lyrics, classic themes and energetic, folk-inspired pop songs.


Sin City Sinners Christmas in Vegas, Holiday Extravaganza *updated*                                                                                                      Saturday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m.

Sin City Sinners is a Las Vegas-based rock ‘n’ roll group that performs originals and covers at key venues in the Valley. In 2010, Sin City Sinners was awarded Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best In Vegas – Editor’s Pick.” All attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps. Marines in uniform will be present to man the donated toys. A specialty Angel Delight cocktail mixed with cream, triple sec, gin and dashes of grenadine with crushed candy can around the rim will be available for $6 with $1 being donated to Toys for Tots.


Jim Norton                                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, Dec. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $40                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now

Standup comedian Jim Norton showcases his brutally honest sense of humor for two nights of comedic performances.


Rival Sons                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, Dec. 28 at 9:30 p.m.

(Special guests Sir Madam and Beware of Darkness)

Tickets – $23                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

California rockers Rival Sons was named “Rock Band to Watch” by The Huffington Post in 2009. The band has opened as a supporting act to artists such as AC/DC, Alice Cooper and Kid Rock.


High Voltage, AC/DC Production Show                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, Dec. 29 at 11 p.m.


High Voltage has brought back the classic era of AC/DC’s history with a high-energy show and the great heavy blues-rock that was present on the first five AC/DC albums.


Empire Records, All 90s Experience  *updated*                                                                                                                                           Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m.


The Empire Records brings its 90s covers to Vinyl, playing artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Sublime and more. The band will do a special New Years Eve countdown with a champagne toast. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend.


L.A. Guns                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m.

(Special guest Sin City Sinners)

Tickets – $22                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

L.A. Guns is known for being veterans of Sunset Strip’s hair metal scene.


Lita Ford                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday, Jan. 10 at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets – $23                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

Lita Ford was the lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Runaways before embarking on a solo career in the 80s. Considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre, Ford will take the stage for a night of rock ‘n’ roll with hits from her Living Like a Runaway album.


Yellowcard                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.

(Special guest What’s Eating Gilbert)

Tickets – $22                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

The punk-inspired rock band Yellowcard hit the music scene with its single “Ocean Avenue” in 2003 when the song was certified double platinum. The band recently returned from a brief hiatus and continues to be a crowd favorite by performing new and older hits.


Mayer Hawthorne                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m.

(Special guest Quadron)

Tickets – $20                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

Mayer Hawthorne started making music for his friends and family before being discovered by Stones Throw Records where he released his hit songs “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” and “When I Said Goodbye.” The eclectic DJ and producer has toured with Bruno Mars, Foster the People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe and the late Amy Winehouse.


New Politics                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

(Special guests Magic Man and Sleeper Agent)

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

Indie rock band New Politics head to Vinyl for a night of punk, pop and electronically induced dance rock.


Sharon Corr                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, March 1 at 10 p.m.

Tickets – $22                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

Sharon Corr is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and TV personality who is best known for co-founding the pop-rock band The Corrs.


Death Angel                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
Tickets – $16                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

Death Angel combines serious guitar crunch and speed with technical expertise, creating complex thrash metal filled with time changes and tricky arrangements.


London Grammar                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, March 22 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

British trip hop trio London Grammar brings its blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds with melancholy guitar, soaring vocals and plaintive lyrics to Vinyl.


Reverend Horton Heat                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m.

(Special guests T.S.O.L. and Deke Dickerson)

Tickets – $25                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now

Psychobilly trio Reverend Horton Heat creates crazy rock shows. The band mixes several music genres including country, surf, punk, big band, swing and more.




Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continues its history of introducing underground artists and trendsetting genres to the scene with Body English Nightclub & Afterhours, showcasing indie, electronic, rock and pop music. Guests enter the exclusive hideaway from the grand staircase where they are entertained and intrigued by an eclectic staff. The space features two distinct rooms adorned with lavish leathers, vintage chandeliers and rich dark woods while the private Parlor plays host to Las Vegas’ most talked about soirees. Body English Nightclub & Afterhours is open Friday through Sunday, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. Locals are free on Sundays and receive $10 off on Friday and Saturday. For table/VIP reservations, call 702.693.5555.

Dec. 6
DJ Pizzo and Drazpa *updated / this weekend*

Dec. 7
DJ Presto One and Ryne Green *this weekend*

Dec. 13
Craze, DJ Spair and Drazpa *updated*

Dec. 14
Richard Beynon and Ryne Green            

Dec. 15
Dorm Days Red Tie Holiday Party with DJ set by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park  

Dec. 16
Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock, MO5AIC, Deven May, Chris Phillips, Natalie Toro, Skye Miles, Jennifer Romas, Cheryl Daro, Cast of Rock of Ages and Chippendales *just added*

Dec. 30
Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons with CB Shaw

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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 all-suite HRH 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 & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; 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 state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.


About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, 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

Photos: AFAN’s 27th Annual Black & White Party – Aug 24, 2013

AFAN’s 27th Annual Black & White Party
Saturday August 24, 2013


Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosted its 27th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel last night. Nearly 3500 guests dressed head to toe in monochromatic fashion (including balloons, feathers and sequins) filled the space, dancing, drinking, eating and partying for a good cause while raising $130,000, approximately 10% over last years event.

The soiree was hosted by Chris Saldaña, former television anchor, Lauren Michaels from 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchannan and The Morning Zoo,” and Jaymes and James, “Team Chippendales” from CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” who also performed their recent song, “Light Up the Skies.”

Vocal impressionist Veronic was the highlight of the night, channeling divas including Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more. Other standout performances included the cast of “The D*Word-A Musical,’ Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry from Divas Las Vegas, FANTASY, Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion, The Skating Aratas, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, VEGAS! The Show” and Zodiac Dragon, a multi-genre multimedia immersion.

Strolling entertainers including sword swallowers, hand magicians and impromptu performances from the Nevada Ballet Theatre added to the revelry.

Guests enjoyed food and beverage from a multitude of vendors including Aliante, Avion Tequila, Brio, Culinary Dropout, Double Helix, Ferraro’s, Mr. Lucky’s, Pink Taco, Sugar Factory and Trader Joe’s.

Proceeds from the event benefitted AFAN, the largest and longest running AIDs service organization in Nevada.

27th Annual Black & White Party 2013
27th Annual Black & White Party 2013

Photo credit: Erik Kabik

AFAN Announces All-Star Lineup of Entertainment for 27th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino



afanNearly two weeks away from one of the biggest social events in Las Vegas, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is honored to announce its roster of Las Vegas entertainers taking the stage at the 27th annual Black & White Party held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Hosted by Chris Saldaña, television anchor/host, popular morning radio personality Lauren Michaels from 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchanan and The Morning Zoo,” and Jaymes and James, “Team Chippendales,” from CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” Black & White Party will feature DJ Axis, MICS and electro pop duo Mr.J & M.A.U aka J&M spinning.

This year’s festivities will include a headline performance from vocal impressionist Véronic, currently headlining at Bally’s Las Vegas. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic’s resident show features imitations of Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton and more. The one-woman vocal phenomenon will present a vignette of her pitch-perfect impersonations to Black & White Party goers.

Other performances lined up for this year include the cast of “The D*Word-A Musical;” famed Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry from Divas Las Vegas; the ladies of FANTASY at Luxor; singer Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”; Mark Shunock, the star of “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian; the high-energy percussion, humor and athleticism of Recycled Percussion at The Quad Resort & Casino; the sexy acrobatics of The Skating Aratas from “V-The Ultimate Variety Show” from the V Theater in Planet Hollywood; a number from Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding; headlining acts from VEGAS! The Show” from the Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood; and Zodiac Dragon, a multi-genre multimedia immersion.

In addition to the over-the-top stage performers, guests will enjoy engaging and eye-catching atmospheric entertainers including live art painting, roaming characters, sword swallowers, hand magicians and impromptu performances by Nevada Ballet Theatre among others.

Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2013, the Black & White Party began as a humble gathering of community members in 1986 to collect canned foods for those living with HIV/AIDS in Nevada. Held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel, the Black & White Party will feature more than 25 unique food & beverage vendors, exciting raffle prizes, fashion contests and live entertainment.

General admission tickets are on sale for $35 per person; limited VIP tickets are available for $100 per person and include early entry to the event at 8 p.m. with first access to tastings and vendors, an exclusive gift bag and distinctive VIP party entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.afanlv.org. Black and white attire is required for admission.

In celebration of Black & White Weekend, Hard Rock Hotel is offering an exclusive room package with a portion of room rates benefiting AFAN from Friday, Aug. 23 to Monday, Aug. 26. Use code HAFANBW when reserving online or by telephone at 800-343-4346.

Presenting sponsors for this year’s Black & White Party include Penn & Teller, Walgreens, Findlay Cadillac and Findlay Honda Henderson. Gold sponsors include Pink Kitty Creative, Vegas Seven, Yelp, DJ Axis, one7 communications, SocialRoad media, Blown Out Productions, PDQ Printing, Spring Valley Pharmacy, David Barton Gym, AVT Event Technologies, and QVegas.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the weekend events. For more information on AFAN and Black & White Party, visit www.afanlv.org.


About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visitwww.afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.


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 all-suite HRH 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 & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ’round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Marquee Nightclub Launches FREEDOM Sundays

August 4, Marquee Nightclub debuted FREEDOM Sundays, a lavish weekly party by LGBT promoter Eduardo Cordova. Celebrating equality every Sunday night, the event is the first of its kind to debut in a major nightlife venue on the Las Vegas Strip. The premier brought out Las Vegas notables including cast members from Rock of Ages as well as Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, Joshua Strickland from Peepshow, Chippendales dancers Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis and Reichen Lehmkuhl and Chip Arndt, best known for competing on The Amazing Race. Held in Marquee’s Boom Box Room, the packed crowd danced to the sound of DJ Nick Ayler under spectacular laser shows, and singer Rokelle wowed guests with a special performance of club anthem “Bullet” as they partied late into the night.

Marquee FREEDOM Sundays

Photo Credit: Gabe Zapata

Photos: LeBron James’ Fiancé Savannah Brinson Celebrates Bachelorette Party at Marquee

Saturday at Marquee Nightclub, Savannah Brinson, soon-to-be wife of basketball star LeBron James, celebrated her bachelorette party in the Boom Box Room. She was accompanied by 13 of her girlfriends including other NBA players’ wives Jada Paul who is married to Chris Paul of the LA Clippers and Jenine Howard, wife to Miami Heat player Juwan Howard. Savannah was surprised with a special delivery from the famed Chippendales dancers – a pink and purple four-tier cake inscribed with the words “Goodbye single life, I’m gonna be LeBron’s wife.”

 Savannah-Brinson (c) Karl Larson, Powers Imagery

Photo Credit: Karl Larson

Photos: The Animal Foundation’s 10th Annual “Best In Show” Raises More Than $225,000 and Finds Forever Homes for 52 Dogs


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Clint Holmes, Holly Madison, Siegfried & Roy, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and More Support Community Event Benefiting Homeless Las Vegas Pets


On Sunday, April 28, local celebrities, philanthropists and supporters gathered at the Orleans Arena for The Animal Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, the 10th Annual “Best In Show,” presented by Zappos.com. The American Kennel Club-style dog show was hosted by entertainment legend Clint Holmes and successfully found forever homes for all 52 contestants while raising more than $225,000 for the organization.


Guests were welcomed with a live performance by the cast of Tony® award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, who performed hit show tunes including renditions of “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash, “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley and more. Clint Holmes was joined by local news personalities who presented a variety of categories featuring incredible shelter dogs. Presenters included KVVU’s John Huck, KLAS’ Denise Valdez, KTNV’s Beth Fisher, KSNV’s Gerard Ramalho, and Univision’s Leticia Castro. The female presenters were accompanied onstage by two dashing gentlemen from Chippendales. Also in attendance was Mayor Carolyn Goodman who donated to The Animal Foundation earlier in the week as part of Nevada’s Big Give.

Longtime supporter of The Animal Foundation Holly Madison presided over the Special Needs category, which featured two unique tripod dogs seeking adoption. The new mom wowed in a colorful floral dress and strappy pink Charlotte Olympia shoes propped by mini poodle heels. Backstage, the blonde bombshell posed for photos with contestants from the Puppy Parade category while greeting fans. Siegfreid and Roy also stepped on stage where they were honored for their steadfast commitment to animals of all sizes and species as well as their vast contributions to The Animal Foundation’s community mission.

The Cinderella story of the day was the successful adoption of Chance, a Shih Tzu mix and Special Needs contestant, who underwent a generously donated surgery by Dr. David Mason of Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center. The surgery corrected a genetic condition in Chance’s hind legs and restored him back to official “tripod” status with full use of three legs. A local family bid on Chance and welcomed him into their home at the conclusion of the event.

Winners from each category were awarded by applause, and the coveted title of “Best In Show” went to Sharlie, a beautiful two-year-old female Mastiff mix. The show was concluded by an auction-style process, where interested attendees headed backstage to big on their favorite contestants. Each one of the 52 dogs found a new and loving home to call their own. Successful bidders were required to complete The Animal Foundation’s standard adoption process, in which they are evaluated for suitability by adoption counselors.

In addition to the fifty-two contestants with new homes, The Animal Foundation successfully found forever homes for 128 animals as part of the Best In Show Adoption Weekend, which offered discounted adoption fees on all dogs over two years and all cats over one year.


About The Animal Foundation

The Animal Foundation is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates Nevada’s largest open-admission shelter (Lied Animal Shelter), taking in more than 45,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned pets every year. Additionally, the Foundation operates lost and found services, foster home and adoption services, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic and vaccination clinics, and community education. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit animalfoundation.com and facebook.com/animalfoundation.

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

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WHAT: On Thursday, April 25, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will serve as the official headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give, 24 hours of online giving supporting nonprofits serving the state of Nevada.

Throughout the day, local celebrities and community leaders, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, will visit Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters to make personal contributions to the campaign. Additionally, select restaurants will feature light bites at the headquarter location for guests and volunteers. All day, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens will display the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s Big Give.

Thursday, April 25

10 a.m.: BMX rider and TV personality Ricardo Laguna
Noon: Comedian Jeff Civillico
1 p.m.: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky
3 p.m.: Million Dollar Quartet – Benjamin D. Hale
4 p.m.: cast from Chippendales
5 p.m.: Jersey Boys – Graham Fenton and Rob Marnell
6 p.m.: Absinthe – Angel Porrino
7 p.m.: cast from Frank Marino’s Divas
8 p.m.: PEEPSHOW – Josh Strickland and cast
9 p.m.: X Burlesque dancers cast members

Miracle Mile Shops

Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters, between House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Las Vegas Fight Shop
3663 Las Vegas Blvd., S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109


ABOUT:  In its inaugural year, Nevada’s Big Give raised more than $413,000 for local nonprofits. This year, the organization hopes to raise $1 million for Nevada charities within one day. The initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2013.

Photos: Raiding the Rock Vault Debuts at LVH in Rock-Star Style

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Raiding the Rock Vault Debuts at LVH in Rock-Star Style

Rock legends and celebrities came together to celebrate the opening of Raiding the Rock Vault, the ultimate journey through the genre’s famed history

Raiding the Rock Vault officially opened at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Monday, March 18, as rock ‘n’ roll legends came together to take audiences on a wild ride through music history. Featuring the greatest rock hits from 1948 to 1989, the larger-than-life music showcase boasts classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more.

Celebrities and rock stars descended on the LVH Theater to experience songs that changed the world in the showroom that Elvis called home. Stars who came out to welcome the show included Carrot Top, Recycled Percussion, Maren Wade (iCandy The Show), Daisy de la Hoya, Troy Burgess (Rock of Ages), Chippendales, Chris Phillips, Ricardo Laguna, Anthony Cools, rock-star artist Michael Godard, the ladies of FANTASY, Murray SawChuck, Tommy Wind, Danny Koker and the cast of Counting Cars, Jeff Civillico, Zito 77, Jasmine Trias (American Idol), singer-songwriter Ben Stone, and LVH’s Esteban and Teresa Joy.

Guest vocalist Bobby Kimball (Toto) was on hand to perform with the show’s top-notch rock lineup, which includes Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart, Bad Company), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (L.A. Guns, Guns N’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

Written by esteemed Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Supertramp) and musician, producer and vocalist John Payne (Asia),

Raiding the Rock Vault gives audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane.

Raiding The Rock Vault Opening Night At LVH In Las Vegas
Raiding The Rock Vault Opening Night At LVH In Las Vegas
The Cast of Raiding the Rock Vault
The Cast of Raiding the Rock Vault
Cast of Counting Cars
Cast of Counting Cars


PHOTO Credit: David Becker

Ticket prices for Raiding the Rock Vault range from $49 to $100 (plus fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, signed concert program, signed album, meet and greet and VIP pass). Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

Photos: Recycled Percussion Opens with a Bang at The Quad Resort & Casino

Recycled Percussion Opens with a Bang at The Quad Resort & Casino

Junk rock shook the walls of the Q Theater as Recycled Percussion celebrated its grand opening

Recycled Percussion kicked off its two-year residency at The Quad Resort & Casino Thursday, March 14, as Strip headliners and fans came together to celebrate the debut of the most interactive show in Las Vegas at the Q Theater.

Celebrities who gathered for the premiere of the show included:  Carrot Top, Claire Sinclair and cast members of Pin Up, comedy hypnotist Marc Savard, Ricardo Laguna, Chris Phillips, Maren Wade (iCandy The Show), Frank Marino and the cast of Divas Las Vegas, rock legends from Raiding the Rock Vault including John Payne, Paul Shortino and Tracii Guns, Daisy De La Hoya, Tara Palsha (VEGAS! The Show), Mark Shunock (Rock of Ages), the cast of Evil Dead: The Musical, Anthony Cools, MO5AIC, Chippendales, Jeff Civillico and more.

Credit: Denise Truscello

Produced by one of Las Vegas’ most highly-regarded producers, David Saxe, the new Recycled Percussion show promises to be the most impressive yet. The extreme show includes past junk rock favorites and surprising new additions, as well as a high-production set complete with light walls and lasers.


Recycled Percussion has been rocking the Las Vegas Strip for over three years with an unprecedented combination of extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism. Whether playing on buckets, ladders, grinders or sinks, the group’s boundless energy and creativity are sure to blow audiences away.


In what can only be described as the most interactive show in Las Vegas, upon entrance to the show guests are equipped with a drumstick and instrument, encouraging them to play along to the junk rock fun.

Recycled Percussion takes the stage at the Q Theater at The Quad Saturday – Thursday (dark Friday). For more information and ticket prices, visit http://www.thequadlv.com/ or call The Quad Box Office at (800) 351-7400. More information on Recycled Percussion can be found at www.recycledpercussionband.com.

Photos: Chippendales Celebrate 2013 Calendar Release at PURE Nightclub – Sunday, Dec. 16

Last night, Angel Management Group’s PURE Nightclub welcomed the sultry cast of Chippendales as they celebrated their 2013 calendar release with an unforgettable affair. Arriving around 11 p.m. the cast quickly became center of attention as they made their way to their VIP booth located on the main stage. As the guys got settled they began signing calendars and mingling with their adoring fans. The energy of the nightclub soared as every lady on the dance floor flocked to the main stage to catch a glimpse of the handsome gentlemen. Joining the dapper cast was one half of the Amazing Race duo James Davis. The newly national celebrities, Davis and his partner Jaymes Vaughan starred in the twenty-first installment of the American reality television show and finished the competition in second place as they beat out nine other teams.

It was a star-studded affair at PURE Nightclub this weekend as actor Chris O’Dowd was also spotted partying with his wife Dawn Porter on Friday, Dec. 14. Best known for his role in the hit motion picture Bridesmaids, the Irish star spent his evening sipping cocktails, dancing and taking pictures in the DJ booth.

photo credit Al Powers

Las Vegas Great Santa Run’s Thousands of Red-Suited Supporters Defend World Title Dec. 1


More than 10,000 runners to flood the streets of Town Square, Las Vegas in support of Opportunity Village’s largest annual fundraiser this Saturday morning

WHAT: Las Vegas will be the center of Santa’s attention this Saturday, as thousands of supporters don their red and white suits to defend the “World Santa Challenge” title at the eighth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run® – the largest fundraiser for beloved local charity, Opportunity Village – at Town Square, Las Vegas this Saturday, December 1.

A special program will rev up the Santa masses starting at 9 a.m., featuring some of the city’s best entertainers. This includes Jabbawockeez, Lorena Peril and the girls of FANTASY, Chippendales, and of course, George Dare will serenade the crowd with the event’s official song, “Run Santa Run!” plus many more.

Guided by local personalities including Mayor Carolyn Goodman, world-famous ventriloquist Terry Fator, celebrity journalist Robin Leach and Opportunity Village representatives, the pre-event program also will feature Jeff Leibow of JERSEY BOYS singing the national anthem, signifying the kick-off of the 5K run and one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk, beginning at 10 a.m.

At the finish line, Santas will enjoy entertainment by Legwarmer’s an 80’s Musical from Planet Hollywood and good eats from Vegas’ favorite food trucks. Popular mobile eateries including Lola D’s, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream & Treats, Great BAO and several others will donate 15% of the day’s sales to the Las Vegas Great Santa Run and Opportunity Village.

Following the races, an awards ceremony will honor the largest team, the team that’s raised the most funds, winners of the 5K, the best dressed Santa and best dressed dog.

WHEN:             Saturday, December 1

8 a.m.: Registration opens
9 a.m.: Pre-run program begins
10 a.m.: 5K and one-mile races start
11 a.m.: Trophy ceremony


Town Square, Las Vegas*

6605 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

*Entertainment and ceremonies will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Stoney’s

About The 2012 Las Vegas Great Santa Run
The Las Vegas Great Santa Run® serves as the largest annual fundraiser benefitting Opportunity Village, with thousands of participants flooding the streets for a 5K run and one mile walk each year. The 2012 Great Santa Run will take place on Saturday, December 1 at Town Square Las Vegas. Registration is $40 for adults, $35 for team captains, $25 for children ages 2-12 and $10 for dogs. Day of registration is $50 for adults and $35 for children. Registration fee includes a five-piece Santa Suit and great gifts; all proceeds benefit Opportunity Village. For more information and to register your team, visit www.LasVegasSantaRun.org.

About Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities and serves nearly 2000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more productive and interesting.