Penn & Teller Present the Key to Their Theater, Welcoming Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraiser to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
World-famous duo and longtime local HIV/AIDS advocates Penn & Teller presented Golden Rainbow executives with the key to their theater as the nonprofit prepares for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular. The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held on Sunday, June 22 at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
Golden Rainbow’s Executive Director Gary Costa, Acting President Greg Nielson, Treasurer Drew Zidzik, Vice President Pietra Sardelli and Vice President Scott Emerson were welcomed by the Las Vegas headliners in the theater’s “monkey room,” just in time for the beginning of “Ribbon of Life” rehearsals.
This year’s production, “Under the Big Top,” will be full of exhilarating circus-inspired acts with performances by entertainers Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity; vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.
Guests interested in experiencing the one-of-a-kind extravaganza can now purchase tickets at the property’s box office, online at goldenrainbow.org and ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100, $175 and $200.
About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.
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.
Photo credit: Erik Kabik
SIGHTING: Tia and Tamera Mowry Channel Their Inner Divas at
Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas at The Quad Resort & Casino
The lovely sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry took in Frank Marino and the rest of the Divas Las Vegas cast at The Quad Resort & Casino. The ladies were in town filming for their Style Network reality show, Tia & Tamera.
Don’t miss Sunday’s all-new episode of Tia & Tamera featuring Frank Marino and Diva’s Las Vegas at 8/7c on the Style Network.
About Frank Marino
Frank Marino has been a Las Vegas headliner for more than 25 years. An accomplished author, newscaster, columnist, spokesperson and male actress, he stars in Divas Starring Frank Marino at The Quad Resort & Casino, produced by SPI Entertainment.
Marino, the bestselling author of HIS MAJESTY, THE QUEEN, also appeared in “Miss Congeniality 2,” alongside Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock. After performing for more than 10 million people, Guinness World Records bestowed him with the honor of most performances by a headliner on any Las Vegas stage.
For more information about Frank Marino, visit http://www.frankmarino.com.
About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Divas Starring Frank Marino, Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, The Australian Bee Gees Show and American Storm. www.SPIentertainment.com
Night School 4 Girls and Frank Marino team up for Night School 4 Gays
Special class will benefit The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
School is in sashay-n. Night School 4 Girls is teaming up with Frank Marino, star of Divas Las Vegas, for a special experience, Night School 4 Gays, Friday, July 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. For the first time ever, the fun and frisky class invites male participants to join in and help a cause.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked to host the first Night School 4 Gays,” said Marino. “Night School 4 Girls is about unleashing attitude and confidence, and I think it’s great that we’re involving the gay community, and that it’s all for a good cause.”
Led by Marino, the longest running headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, and real showgirls, the special 70-minute class teaches sexy moves, the art of sensuality, pole dancing tricks and a burlesque routine, complete with chairs and feather boas.
Portions of proceeds from the class will be donated to The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. Night School 4 Girls advocates a message of empowerment that emphasizes the feeling of being sexy at any age and any shape. Night School for Gays hopes to reinforce that message with one-of-a-kind experience that allows students to bring out their fun and fabulous side.
After completing the course, students graduate as Vegas lifestyle pros, gaining a new set of skills and a diploma as proof. Graduates will also get the chance to win raffle tickets to the hottest shows in Vegas, as well as other items.
Night School 4 Girls and Night School 4 Gays is produced by SPI Entertainment, the leading Las Vegas provider of world-class fun and entertainment, which also produces the hit shows Thunder From Down Under and American Storm.
Tickets are available at http://www.nightschool4girls.com for a special price of $25, with promo code: NS4Gays. Ages 21 and up.
Night School 4 Girls takes place Friday and Saturday afternoons at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. For more information on packages, schedules and more, visit: http://www.nightschool4girls.com or call 702-701-7778.
About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, The Australian Bee Gees Show, and American Storm. www.SPIentertainment.com
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 181 venues in 58 countries, including 142 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Melaka and San Jose. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
Buca di Beppo Gets Saucey with Holly Madison, Laura Croft, Frank Marino and Nathan Burton
On Friday January 27th Buca di Beppo’s Excalibur location immortalized Holly Madison, star of Peepshow, Laura Croft, host of Night School 4 Girls, Frank Marino, star of Divas Las Vegas and recent appearance on Millionaire matchmaker and Nathan Burton, star of Nathan Burton Comedy Magic in marinara sauce. Each of the celebs took part in the new Buca di Beppo marinara handprint ceremony. After doing her own handprint, Holly Madison also immortalized her dog Napoleon in marinara as well.