Video/Photos: Minus5 Ice Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place Debuts All-New Ice Display and Ice Lounge

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MINUS5 ICE BAR AT THE SHOPPES 
AT MANDALAY PLACE DEBUTS ALL-NEW 
ICE DISPLAY AND ICE LOUNGE

Last night (Wednesday, Feb. 24), Minus5 Ice Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, America’s first ice bar which opened in 2008, debuted its all-new ice display and ice lounge. Guests experienced the revamped space featuring a 1,300 square-foot ice bar made of 120 tons of 100% pure Canadian ice and a newly expanded 3,000 square-foot ice lounge.
Celebrity appearances for the evening included cast members from the Australian Bee GeesDefending the CavemanFANTASYRaiding the Rock Vault, and many more.
Minus5 Ice Bar showcased its museum-quality carvings, designed by a team of award-winning ice carvers. Guests mixed and mingled while enjoying the eclectic mix of replica-inspired sculptures such as the Las Vegas Skyline, Las Vegas Welcome Sign, the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones, and much more.
In addition, guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and warmed up with cocktails in the Ice Lounge, adjacent to Minus5 Ice Bar. The ice lounge features seating for up to 500 guests on a flow, including a 20-seat bar and two private rooms that can accommodate up to 80 guests each, making it a great destination for private events.
This location is open daily, Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information about Minus5 Ice Bar, visit www.minus5experience.com.
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Kevin Burke Retiring from Defending the Caveman at Harrah¹s Las Vegas

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke Retiring from Defending the Caveman at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Second City Alum Chris Allen named replacement

Defending the Caveman, inside The Improv Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas and the longest running solo play in Broadway history, announces the retirement of its leading caveman, Kevin Burke. Fresh from breaking the Guinness World Record for the most theatrical performances in a 50-day period, Burke will retire his spear after ten years. To give Burke a proper send-off, Defending the Caveman is offering a special locals offer of two tickets for $50 now through Monday, May 13, Burke’s last full-time performance in the show.

“Playing the role of caveman has been a huge rewarding part of my life and has given me some fabulous memories. I have made life-long friends at the show here in Las Vegas and I will miss them all,” said Burke. “Retiring from the show I love is one of the hardest decisions I ever made but after 10 years, I think its time.”

Since 2003 Burke has starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway tour of Defending the Caveman – a role he was hand-selected for by the show’s creator and original caveman, Rob Becker. In 2007 Burke planted roots as star of the permanent Las Vegas run of the show. Burke has performed more than 3,000 shows during the Las Vegas run and more shows than any other actor in Defending the Caveman, including the original caveman Rob Becker. Defending the Caveman invites locals to see Burke one last time with a special ticket offer. Simply show your Nevada ID at the Harrah’s Las Vegas Box office to receive two tickets for $50 now through May 13.

“Kevin has been a part of the Defending the Caveman family for more than a decade and we are sad to see him go. He has been a great performer and a great friend… I will miss him. We wish him all the best,” said John Bentham, producer of Defending the Caveman.

Burke officially retires from the Las Vegas run of the show on May 13, but will perform select limited engagements in the National Broadway Tour of Defending the Caveman in the future. Chris Allen will replace Burke in Las Vegas and will begin performances on Tuesday, May 14. Allen hails from Chicago and recently finished a stint with Second City. “It’s a tough act to follow: filling the shoes of Kevin Burke but I am ready for the challenge,” said Allen.

With the addition of Chris Allen, Defending the Caveman will be restaged with new props, updated lighting and video. Allen will work hand-in-hand with Director Isaac Lamb, a former lead of the national Broadway tour of Defending the Caveman.

“Chris is truly funny with his own style and while no one can take Kevin’s place I am confident that Chris will make the caveman his own,” added Bentham.

About Defending the Caveman
Defending the Caveman is a worldwide, rock-solid tour-de-force. The blockbuster has won the hearts of millions in more than 45 countries and has been translated into 18 different languages. This hilariously insightful show about the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. With hysterical insights into contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zone, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone.

Defending the Caveman is performed nightly at 7 p.m., with additional matinee shows on Sundays and Mondays at 4 p.m., inside The Improv Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Tickets for Defending the Caveman start at $39.95 for Regular Reserved, $49.95 for VIP including a t-shirt, and $59.95 for Premium VIP, which includes a t-shirt and premium seating. There is a $5 discount on all ticket levels for matinee shows. All prices are plus tax & fees.

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Partners With Local Businesses to Spread Holiday Cheer

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Partners With
Local Businesses to Spread Holiday Cheer

Las Vegas holiday spectacular to provide gifts to guests

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the holiday drive-through spectacular, is hosting a series of promotional evenings throughout the month of December. These special events will provide attendees with special offers and giveaways from local Las Vegas businesses.

· Wednesday, Dec. 12 – Fabulous Freddy’s – The first 200 vehicles* will receive an offer for a complimentary car wash.

· Thursday, Dec. 13 –Defending the Caveman–The first 200 vehicles* will also receive two complimentary tickets to the popular show, Defending the Caveman at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

· Friday, Dec. 14 – Carrabba’s Italian Grill The first 200 vehicles* will receive a Carrabba’s cookbook Recipes from Around Our Family Table (a $20 value).

· Saturday, Dec. 15 – Fresh & Easy –Fresh & Easy and Boy Scouts of America will distribute hot cocoa and coupons for Fresh & Easy’s holiday fresh meal guide to the first 200 vehicles*.

· Thursday, Dec. 20 – Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – The first 200 vehicles* will receive a gift card for $5 off a future purchase at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

· Saturday, Dec. 22 – Sunny 106.5 – The first 200 vehicles* will receive various free gifts including show passes and movie tickets.

* Limit one per car

Also on Saturday, Dec. 8, Stop DUI will be on hand to distribute information about safe driving to attendees and encourage safe driving during peak travel times for the holidays.

Glittering Lights is open nightly through Jan. 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5:30-10 p.m. Speedway Children’s Charities receives a portion of ticket sales and provides funding for hundreds of children’s charities throughout Southern Nevada. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will provide $2 off admission with a donation of gently used items at any of the 30+ sites located in Southern Nevada or at the entrance of Glittering Lights.

About Glittering Lights
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is Nevada’s largest drive-through Christmas light show with millions of LED lights and hundreds of sparkling light displays. Glittering Lights is back for its 13th season and its third year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With more than one million lights along a 2.5-mile course, the festive holiday event brings a smile to everyone’s face year after year. In addition to being the largest light tunnel in the world, Glittering Lights also features attractions such as Avenue of Trees and a NASCAR Scene. Glittering Lights will be open nightly starting Nov. 16, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from
5:30-10 p.m.

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Announce Sponsors Participating in the 2012 Holiday Season

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Announce Sponsors Participating in the 2012 Holiday Season

Glittering Lights, the holiday drive-through spectacular at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, announces its sponsors for the 2012 holiday season. So far this year, there are more than a dozen local and national organizations participating in Glittering Lights, Las Vegas’ largest regional light show. Glittering Lights will be open nightly starting Nov. 16, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5:30-10 p.m.

Sponsors of Glittering Lights for the 2012 holiday season so far include: KSNE-Sunny 106.5, KVVU-TV FOX 5, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Clear Channel Outdoor, Outdoor Promotions, Where Magazine, Cannery Hotel and Casino, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Fabulous Freddy’s, McDonald’s, NV Energy, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, CalPortland, Marriage Can Be Murder, KISS by Monster Mini Golf, USAA Savings Bank, Defending the Caveman and Preferred Public Relations.

This year Glittering Lights will be even bigger and brighter than ever. The show has expanded by 20 percent and will include an Avenue of Trees, 450 light displays incorporating a NASCAR display and 15,000 gift bags filled with goodies for visitors. This year, sponsors will be supporting an entire section of the park such as the Victorian Village which is comprised of 20+ light displays or Candyland which includes 12+ light displays. Many sponsors will have their own custom, semi-custom or standard light display and others will have a specialty night or product inclusion in gift bags.

“We appreciate our sponsors and their willingness to make their products, people and resources available,” stated Shannon Bentham, co-founder of Ivory Star Productions.

In addition, Glittering Lights also has a charitable component – Speedway Children’s Charities receives a portion of ticket sales to provide funding for hundreds of children’s charities throughout Southern Nevada. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will provide $2 off admission with a donation of gently used items at any of the 30+ sites located in Southern Nevada or at the gates of Glittering Lights.

Sponsorships for Glittering Lights are still available. For more details please visit www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com.

Glittering Lights will operate Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at $15 per vehicle and Friday – Sunday from 5:30 – 10 p.m. at $20 per vehicle. The first 15,000 vehicles will receive a gift bag filled with goodies. Purchase tickets at www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com, any Walgreens or at the entrance of Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

About Glittering Lights
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is Nevada’s largest drive-through Christmas light show with millions of LED lights and hundreds of sparkling light displays. Glittering Lights is back for its 12th season and its third year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With more than one million lights along a 2.5-mile course, the festive holiday event brings a smile to everyone’s face year after year. In addition to being the largest light tunnel in the world, Glittering Lights also features attractions such as Avenue of Trees and a NASCAR Scene. Glittering Lights will be open nightly starting Nov. 16, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5:30-10 p.m.

Winterland, Inc is one of the leading LED based Christmas light suppliers in the United States and developer of the light displays for Glittering Lights. They have been manufacturing and designing holiday décor for more than 20 years.

Find us:
www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com
www.facebook.com/glitteringlights
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About Ivory Star Productions
Ivory Star Productions, a full-service, Las Vegas-based entertainment production company, manages, consults and produces entertainment and theatre operations, specializing in live entertainment, national touring shows and events. Co-Founded by John and Shannon Bentham, Ivory Star Productions produces and consults with numerous Las Vegas shows including Defending the Caveman, Marriage Can Be Murder, Kevin Burke: Comedy, Mindreading, Mayhem, Country Superstars and Glittering Lights. For additional information, please visit www.ivorystar.com.

 

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Announce 2012 Holiday Event Details

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Announce 2012 Holiday Event Details

New features added to the already spectacular holiday tradition

Glittering Lights, the holiday drive-through spectacular, will brighten Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the world’s largest light tunnel and more than 450 animated light displays along a 2.5-mile racetrack. This season Glittering Lights is expanding with more displays that include a NASCAR scene and Avenue of Trees. The largest regional holiday light show is all LED, a more energy efficient way to entertain Las Vegas, nightly from Nov. 16, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013.

“During Glittering Lights, visitors will be able to enjoy the festivities from the warmth and comfort of their vehicle as all designs are made to be viewed from the car,” stated Shannon Bentham, co-founder of Ivory Star Productions. “With new elements, Glittering Lights will be an even more spectacular holiday experience.”

An exciting addition to Glittering Lights is the Avenue of Trees. This area is sponsored by Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will showcase over 55 charities with custom dedication signs and fully lit trees decorated by each charity.

“This will be the third year that we’ve hosted Glittering Lights, and we’re looking forward to helping make this the best holiday experience in the valley,” said Chris Powell, president of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “This event is an inexpensive way for families to enjoy holiday time together, and it allows us to raise money for children in need here in the Las Vegas community.”

Speedway Children’s Charities receives a portion of ticket sales and provides funding for hundreds of children’s charities throughout Southern Nevada. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will provide $2 off admission with a donation of gently used items at any of the 30+ sites located in Southern Nevada or at the gates of Glittering Lights.

Glittering Lights will operate Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at $15/ vehicle and Friday – Sunday from 5:30 – 10 p.m. at $20/ vehicle. The first 15,000 vehicles will receive a gift bag filled with goodies. Purchase tickets at www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com,  any Walgreens or at Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Ivory Star Productions, a full-service, Las Vegas-based entertainment production company co-founded by John and Shannon Bentham, produces several Las Vegas shows: Defending the Caveman, Marriage Can Be Murder, Fitz of Laughter, Country Superstars and Glittering Lights.

Find us:
www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com
www.ivorystar.com
www.facebook.com/glitteringlights
www.twitter.com/lasvegaslights