Smoked Burgers & BBQ Announces First-Ever Celebrity Burger Charity Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: The “It Takes Two” burger named after entertainers Donny & Marie.
“The Spicy Mat Franco” named after Magician Mat Franco.

(Photo Courtesy of Smoked Burgers & BBQ)

SMOKED BURGERS & BBQ AT THE FORUM SHOPS 
ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER CELEBRITY BURGER CHARITY PROGRAM

Las Vegas-Based Entertainers Create the Burgers of Their Dreams 
in Order to Benefit the Charities of Their Choice 

 

 Las Vegas-based celebrities are creating themed burgers to benefit local charities. Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is announcing its 2019 schedule of its inaugural Celebrity Burger Charity Program, with each burger created to have a portion of proceeds donated to the charity of their choice. The Celebrity Burger Charity Program officially begins Aug. 1 and will run through Dec. 2019 with plans to continue the program into next year. 

“We asked well-known and beloved Las Vegas celebrities to create the burgers of their dreams based on their personal preferences. We had a fantastic time working side-by-side to develop these burgers and ultimately have proceeds benefit charities in our community,” says Joey Pintozzi, co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing, Hospitality Boulevard.

The Celebrity Burger line-up to include: 

August – Mat Franco at The LINQ Hotel + Experience

  • Burger: “The Spicy Mat Franco” – Beyond Meat burger patty, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeños and smoked sriracha ketchup on a vegan bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • Charity: The Animal Foundation
  • Price: $18 

September – Donny & Marie at Flamingo Las Vegas

  • Burger: “It Takes Two” – 2 Angus beef patties, American cheese, house ketchup, mustard, onions and pickles on a brioche bun, served with mesquite or sweet potato fries. 
  • Charity: Children’s Miracle Network 
  • Price: $20 

 

October – Penn & Teller at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

  • Burger: “The Penn & Teller Veggie Burger” – Beyond Meat burger patty, tomatoes, onion, cheddar cheese and Smoked Burgers & BBQ signature smoked sauce on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries. 
  • Charity: Aid for Aids of Nevada – AFAN
  • Price: $18

 November – Jeff Civilico at Paris Las Vegas

  • Burger: “The Juggler” – Beyond Meat burger patty, organic mixed greens, sautéed mushrooms, avocado, smoked sriracha ketchup served on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries. (Add a fried egg for $2.00)
  • Charity: Win-Win Entertainment 
  • Price: $18  

December – Mac King at Harrah’s Las Vegas

  • Burger: “The Big Mac King Burger” – Beyond Meat burger patty, lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles and bleu cheese with mustard aioli on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • Charity: Susan G. Komen Nevada
  • Price: $18

“What better way to encourage guests to donate to a worthy cause than by feeding them! I think it’s amazing that Smoked Burgers & BBQ is creating awareness for these charities while guests simultaneously chow down on a big juicy burger,” concludes Mac King, comedian, Mac King Show.

All Celebrity Burgers will be priced under $20 and available throughout the month with 10 percent of sales benefitting the charities. All burgers can be made vegan upon request.

ABOUT SMOKED BURGERS & BBQ 
Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace specializes in jaw-dropping burgers, handcrafted cocktails, draft beer, homemade lemonades and sweet teas. The menu takes a twist on BBQ classics while infusing West Coast flare. Designed and operated by Hospitality Boulevard, the restaurant features indoor and outdoor Strip-side dining and live entertainment. Smoked Burgers & BBQ’s emphasis is on creating the ultimate guest experience whether it be for a work lunch, watching the big game or spending a night out on the town in a casual, comfortable environment. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Smoked Burgers & BBQ is located next to The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace’s Upper Valet. For more information, find and follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Click here to download high-res photos. 

ABOUT HOSPITALITY BOULEVARD
Designed with the customer experience in mind, Hospitality Boulevard is the restaurant and bar conglomerate created by everyday guys, Ryan Klaasen and Joey Pintozzi. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to New York, Hospitality Boulevard’s portfolio of venues includes Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Maxie’s at The LINQ Promenade and The Wellesbourne in Los Angeles. Additional concepts to be announced in 2019. 

 

The Smith Center Announces Diverse Spectacular Fall-Winter Lineup

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THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES DIVERSE SPECTACULAR FALL-WINTER LINEUP

Enjoy Broadway blockbusters, one night concerts and sensational shows beginning this September; Tickets on sale July 29

 

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup  featuring the world’s favorite Tony® Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. Tickets for individual performances will be available for purchase beginning Friday, July 29, at 10am PST, and ticket prices start as low as $29. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com

 

Celebrated worldwide for its roster of unparalleled musical and theater offerings, The Smith Center invites guests to enjoy a cozy evening at Reynolds Hall, Cabaret Jazz and/or Troesh Studio Theater, where they will present a variety of shows including Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another…20th Anniversary Tour, Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour, An Evening with Bob Newhart, Lainie Kazan, Rumer Willis, Ana Gasteyer, Harlem Quartet and Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” and more.

 

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the box office at The Smith Center, by phone at 702.749.2000 or online at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information on this season’s productions, please see below.

 

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Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joining forces with Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of melodious force. This harmonious night at Reynolds Hall will feature Branford Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, Justin Faulkner on drums, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary. This one-night-only performance promises to look beyond the great American song book, as they perform a special lineup that follows a standard Jazz format. They are known to be one of jazz’s most powerfully performing bands, and there will be nothing standard about them.

 

For high-res photos, click here.

 

An Evening with Paul Anka

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

This Canadian-born singer and songwriter has remained a vital recording artist for an astonishing seven consecutive decades. He has been minting musical hits since 1957’s “Diana,” and his catalog includes some of the most memorable songs in modern entertainment. His notable works include, Tom Jones’ marquee songs, “She’s a Lady,” and lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Don’t miss this notable night with Anka as he performs his greatest hits accompanied by his sensational band.

 

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Wild Kratts Live!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” when they set off “to the creature rescue” and activate some Power Suits in order to confront a comic villain. Through various and hilarious pratfalls and some amazing animal ‘wow facts,’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns home Living Free in the Wild.

 

 

BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

 

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Join us for a night of jazz from Wynton Marsalis, accompanied by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra. Marsalis is known for his ability to blend different styles of jazz together, with inspiring sounds from the roaring twenties, swing dance melodies, and more.  This spectacular ensemble comes together for a night of harmonious jazz music.

 

 

Jethro Tull – Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world as the music and voice behind legendary Jethro Tull, celebrated his 48th year as an international musician. During his career, Anderson and Tull have released 30 studio and live albums and have sold more than 60 million copies since the band first began performing at London’s famous Marquee Club in February 1968.

 

 

Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another… 20th Anniversary World Tour

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $30

This “male a cappella group” is anything but a blue blazer-wearing, straight-laced group. SNC has emerged as a phenomenon with an enormous following, as well as various national TV appearances and CD releases. The “I’ll Have Another World Tour” will be celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary together through the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make sensational music with a sense of humor. They have built a reputation of being an unforgettable experience.

 

 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

The legacy of the adored “Mister Rogers” continues on with a live performance of the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids. Now, Daniel and his friends are coming to your neighborhood to enchant audiences in person.

 

 

Deepak Chopra: The Future of Wellbeing

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Deepak Chopra creates a roadmap for “higher health” based on his latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. Chopra will address questions like, “Is there an ultimate reality?”, “Do we have the ability to influence the future evolution of the cosmos?”, and “How does our understanding of consciousness also enhance our capacity for total wellbeing?”. These questions and others will be discussed as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing.

 

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Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Celebrating his 60th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. Mathis is well known for his ability to perform an incredible variety of styles and categories. Mathis is best known for his popular hits like, “Chances Are,” and “It’s Not For Me To Say.” He has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his career, he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Billboard hits, and held the #6 album artist in history on Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received five GRAMMY® Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

 

 

Celtic Thunder: Legacy

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Ticket prices start at $24

Celtic Thunder: Legacy is an exciting new live show from Celtic Thunder, the singing group from Ireland, that celebrated the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. Their performances include hits like “A Place of The Choir,” “Galway Girl,” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy.” This show will include styled variations of classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as “Danny Boy,” and “Buachaille On Eirne,” to more modern day songs like, “Falling Slowly,” and “Ride on.”

 

 

An Evening with Bob Newhart

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Comedy legend Bob Newhart is as beloved as he is enduring. His spectacular career has included three television shows, over 14 feature films, a best-selling book and thousands of live and recorded performances as a stand-up comedian. His famous routines include, “The Driving Instructor,” and “Sir Walter Raleigh.” Newhart has exploded the happenings of everyday life with an underplayed punch line, that has earned him a large fan base, three GRAMMY’S® and the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. This mild-mannered accountant has earned his place on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Comedians of All Time” and has been presented with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. You won’t want to miss this performance designed for audiences both young and old.

 

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Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. This merry and bright holiday musical is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!

 

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Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $25

American comedian and YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is performing live for her Las Vegas Mir-fan-das. Miranda Sings is a comically talentless, egotistical, misguided, yet quirky and endearing character who gives inept “tutorials” of her daily activities, discusses current events that she often misunderstands and rants about her critics, often reading her hate mail and responding with her classic catch phrase “Haters Back Off!” Watch as she brings her YouTube personality to life, and laugh as she breaks out of the computer screen and onto the stage.

 

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Susan Anton: Already Home

Friday, Sept 9. and Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Los Angeles based performer Susan Anton and her band of more than 35 years reprise their highly applauded show “Already Home.” This will be an evening of diverse music that celebrates music and world events that have helped shape our lives. The Smith Center is delighted to bring this show to Las Vegas and host her debut performance on the Cabaret Jazz stage.

 

 

Bruce Harper Big Band with Elisa Fiorillo

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Ticket prices start at $20

The Bruce Harper Big Band is comprised of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and features jazz vocalist, Elisa Fiorillo. This band plays all of the great jazz classics from the great American songbook specializing in the spectacular compositions of Allen Imbach.

 

 

David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $15

David Perrico, the Las Vegas Review -Journal’s “Best of 2013”, composer, and conductor returns to Cabaret Jazz with his high energy Pop Strings Orchestra. This celebrated jazz artist leads the 15-piece ensemble featuring Naomi Mauro and Eric Sean’s powerful vocals along with special guest jazz vocalist Laura Shaffer. They will perform renditions of Rob Stewart, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Donny & Marie, Terry Fator,  and more.

 

David Perrico . Pop Strings Orchestra

 

Lucky Peterson

Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era as a searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist. His many talents are truly mind-boggling. Over the past decade, Peterson recorded a string of albums for a variety of labels, ultimately leading him to document his own life on the compelling, autobiographical The Son of a Bluesman.

 

 

 

Iris DeMent

Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Iris DeMent, a two time GRAMMY® nominee, once praised by the late Merle Haggard as “the best singer I have ever heard”, brings us the 2015 release of ‘The Trackless Woods’, a collection of songs set to the work of acclaimed 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. After having been introduced to Akhmatova through a book of Russian poetry given to her by a friend, DeMent embarked on the project as a way to more deeply connect with the culture of her daughter, who she and her husband, the musician Greg Brown, adopted from Siberia in 2005. The poems, which immediately resonated for DeMent’s gift as a singer, The Oxford American beautifully describes her as being “capable of carrying so much exultation on the one hand and so much sorrow on the other, with so little costomery or ornamentation, that it can seem as if she has lived an entire life inside every note she delivers.”

 

 

The Freddy Cole 85th Year of Celebration

Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Ticket prices start at $37

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” -The New York Times. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in the timbre to his brother Nat King Cole, his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings even more. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate – make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz. Cole’s career continues to ascend as he moved into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own.

 

 

Acoustic Alchemy

Thursday Oct. 20, and Friday Oct. 21, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This new age-fusion group blends styles of jazz and pop with flamenco, reggae, and folk. They see beyond the limits of genres and embrace a broad spectrum of styles.

 

 

 

Lainie Kazan

Friday Oct. 28, and Saturday Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Award-winning singer, movie, Broadway, and Emmy nominated actress is making her way to Las Vegas. Her previous credits include Broadway musical FUNNY GIRL, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, MY FAVORITE YEAR, and Ethel Merman tribute DOIN’ WHAT COMES NATUR’LLY.  She has performed at many nightclubs, grand hotels, concert halls around the world, and is now bringing her celebrated talent to The Smith Center stage.

 

 

 

Rumer Willis

Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Rumer began singing at the age of 3, performing for her family in their living room.  She joined a music conservatory in Idaho at the age of 12 studying opera and then continued her classical training at Interlochen Arts Academy. Lending her talents to various musical theatre productions in high school as well as joining the Jazz Band, her love of music only continued to grow. In 2014 she started a weekly residency at the famed Sayers Club in Hollywood, where she honed her stage presence and sultry vocals. After releasing her cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” on iTunes last year, she took the stage for her Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”  Most recently she starred in the film adaptation of the Musical “Hello Again” and made her solo cabaret debut and the famed Cafe Carlyle, receiving rave reviews from the NY Times and other publications across the board. She is currently working on her debut album with legendary writer and producer Linda Perry.

 

 

 

Ana Gasteyer

Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This American actress of stage, film, and television is best known for her roles on  the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Gasteyer moved from television and film straight to the Broadway stage where she originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical WICKED, and was nominated for a Jefferson Award for her performance. She also performed in the Kitty Dean Broadway play THE ROYAL FAMILY. Then Gasteyer returned to Saturday Night Live for a Mother’s Day episode in 2010. She released her first jazz standard album in 2014, and is now coming to Las Vegas to perform on the Cabaret Jazz stage.

 

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $45

This three-time GRAMMY® Award winning singer-songwriter, Tony® Award – winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio’s syndicated radio show “JazzSet” with Dee Dee Bridgewater is making her way to Vegas. She will be taking the stage two nights in a row to perform a spectacular jazz standard concert.

 

 

Hymns of Hawai’i with George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I & Kawika Kahiapo

Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Best known as the “Renaissance Men of the Big Island,” George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’l and Kawika Kahiapo will be bringing the essence of aloha’ to The Smith Center stage with the help of some friends. For two nights, they will serenade audiences with the iconic-island sounds for the holiday season.

 

 

 

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Harlem Quartet with Aldo Lopez-Gavilan

Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $49

Cuban piano, prodigy Aldo Lopez-Gavilan comes to the U.S. for his Fall 2016 tour with the Harlem Quartet. Lopez-Gavilan is best known for his mastery of piano performed with a spectacular afro-Cuban jazz tradition. This performance offers a vibrant blend of classic piano repertoire, jazz standards, and Lopez-Gavilan’s own compositions.

 

 

Steve Solomon’s – “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays”.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

From the creator and star of one of the longest running one-man shows in history: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” we bring you: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” to bring hilarious stories and wild laughter to The Smith Center stage. This holiday season, Steve Solomon will help everyone in Las Vegas remember why even the craziest families are worth loving.

 

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About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts:

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 240-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Announces 1st Figures for 2016: Donny & Marie

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MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS TO LAUNCH DONNY & MARIE
WAX FIGURES IN 2016

 Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will immortalize world-renowned musical performers Donny & Marie in 2016. The attraction is announcing today they will be the first new figures in the new year.

The brother and sister duo have been involved since the inception of the figures. Their sitting took more than three hours per person with the studio team taking approximately 300 measurements. Now this step is complete, their measurements have been used to be sculpt their figures in clay by hand, then covered in a plaster cast. The clay was removed from the casts and poured in and allowed to cool. The next few weeks will be spent meticulously inserting each hair by hand, which is customary for Madame Tussauds’ studio team. Finally, the figures will be fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth, while countless layers of tinted paint will be applied to build up skin tones and replicate their faces.

Photos from the sittings will be released in early November.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms. Relive “The Hangover” with Alan, Phil and Mike in The Hangover Experience; pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga; get on the red carpet with Sandra Bullock and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens 365 days of the year at 10 a.m. For general admission, adults (ages 13 and up) are $29.95; children (ages 4 through 12) are $19.95; children under 3 are free. For more information, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter and Instagram @TussaudsVegas.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s top and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees.

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood, Calif. and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

Photos: Donny & Marie to Unveil Their Madame Tussauds Wax Figures on Feb. 9

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DONNY & MARIE TO UNVEIL THEIR MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX FIGURES
ON TUESDAY, FEB. 9 IN LAS VEGAS

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Donny & Marie will personally unveil their Madame Tussauds wax figures. Scheduled to take place during their first Las Vegas performance of the new year, the figures will debut on stage inside The Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas. After the unveiling, the figures will be permanently on display inside Madame Tussauds Las Vegas located at The Venetian.

Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond’s figures are the attraction’s first new figures for 2016. The figures were created in late 2015. That was when Madame Tussauds’ studio team first measured the brother-sister duo. This step of the process involved collecting hand impressions and nearly 300 precise body and facial measurements per person, as well as comparing hair samples and eye color. For measuring, calipers were utilized to ensure accuracy. The figures were then sculpted and perfected in clay by hand. Once this step was completed, the clay was covered by a plaster cast, subsequently the clay was removed from the cast, the wax was poured in and allowed to cool, leaving the shape of the figures. The final weeks of 2015 were spent meticulously inserting each hair by hand then fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth. The final step included countless layers of tinted paint being applied to build up skin tones and replicate their faces.

The figures will be dressed in costumes from their show. Marie donated her deep aqua sequined knee-length dress, along with earrings and black and blue platform shoes. Donny gave his figure his black suit and shoes. Both of their wedding bands and rings will be replicated for the figures as well.

 

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of The Venetian and features eight unique rooms. Relive “The Hangover” with Alan, Phil and Mike Tyson in “The Hangover Experience,” pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, get on the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens 365 days of the year at 10 a.m. For general admission, adults (ages 13 and up) are $29.95; children (ages 4 through 12) are $19.95; children under 3 are free. For more information, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter and Instagram  @TussaudsVegas.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s top and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. 

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood, California and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Missouri.; Atlanta, Georgia.; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

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PHOTO: Véronic at Donny & Marie

Véronic DiCaire, the star of VÉRONIC Voices at Bally’s Las Vegas, enjoyed Tuesday night’s (Sept. 3) performance of Donny & Marie at Flamingo Las Vegas. The one-woman vocal phenomenon enjoyed the high energy production and caught up with America’s most-loved brother-sister performers after the show.

 

Marie Osmond, Véronic DiCaire, Donny Osmond at Flamingo Las Vegas.
Marie Osmond, Véronic DiCaire, Donny Osmond at Flamingo Las Vegas.