THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES CURATOR PARTNERSHIP WITH BEATS MUSIC

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES

CURATOR PARTNERSHIP WITH BEATS MUSIC

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The Academy of Country Music has partnered with Beats Music as a curator partner for the new music streaming subscription service, which officially launches TODAY, January 21, 2014.  As one of only three designated country music curator partners, the Academy of Country Music joins 30 of the most respected brands in the world to create playlists of editorialized music, including esteemed brands such as Ellen DeGeneres, Target, the Grand Ole Opry, Country Weekly, Rolling Stone, and many more.

As part of the partnership, the Academy of Country Music will curate and maintain playlists for every occasion and feature playlists introducing consumers to some of today’s top country artists, as well favorite country classics. Fans are encouraged to follow the Academy of Country Music using the Beats Music app for weekly updated playlists.

ACM playlists on Beats Music can be accessed at http://beats.mu/gdh.

Beats Music features a vast catalog of more than 20 million fully licensed songs from all the major labels managed and maintained by a team of music experts with hundreds of years of curatorial expertise.  At launch, all music fans are invited to a free trial of Beats Music, after which a $9.99/month subscription fee will apply.  The service will be available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone as well as via the web beginning January 21st. Fans can stream their music or download to listen offline.

For more about Beats Music, please visit the company site at www.beatsmusic.com.

For more about the Academy of Country Music, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

SHARON OSBOURNE COLORFUL LIFE TOLD IN NEW COMIC BOOK

SHARON OSBOURNE

 

Bluewater’s Productions will be releasing a new comic book about the life of talk show host, best-selling author, business woman Sharon Osbourne.

Female Force: Sharon Osbourne will be released this week; the comic book will be available in print and digital.

Female Force comic book series offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture.

From the mind of British comic book writer- Leon McKenzie – comes the story of a powerful 21st century female icon. Daughter. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Fighter. Straight talker. Cancer Survivor. Sharon Osbourne.  . . . Don’t be scared.

Leon McKenzie writes the 32-page comic book with art by Jayfri Hashim.  Bluewater has showcased other women’s stories in the entertainment world in comic book format, such as Ellen DeGeneres, Barbara Walters, Cher and Betty White.

Female Force has been embraced by the media and featured on several television news outlets including The Today Show and on CNN. The series has also been featured in many publications such as Forbes, MTV.com, Time Magazine, and People Magazine.

To order the book on iTunes click here: http://bit.ly/1jF5Pg2

Print copies of Female Force can be ordered at Comic Flea Market here: http://bit.ly/1d5lFeX

You can download these titles on iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Biblioboard, OverDrive, Iverse, Wowio, Kobo & wherever eBooks are sold.

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About Bluewater Productions

Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.

For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com

Shania Twain Wraps First Run of New Show at The Colosseum

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SHANIA TWAIN WRAPS FIRST RUN OF NEW SHOW
SHANIA: STILL THE ONE AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE
WITH RAVE REVIEWS AND 10 SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCES
International Superstar Triumphantly Launches Her Two-Year Residency in Las Vegas

 

Due to High Demand, Tickets for May and June 2013 Now On-Sale

 

Shania Twain turned heads as she recently rode up the famed Las Vegas Strip on horseback, and is turning even more heads as she wraps her triumphant return to performing on stage in SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. On Saturday, Shania wrapped the first run of her two-year residency at Caesars Palace, having played 10 sold-out shows and receiving rave reviews from critics including:

“Shania Twain has taken over Sin City.”- Billboard
“She still looks sexy as sin… her voice sounds better than ever.” – Toronto Star
“… big, fun and full of surprises…” – Las Vegas Review-Journal
“The Strip has a bona-fide new superstar …other Strip stars will now have to kick it up a notch to stay even.” – Las Vegas Sun
“You will be walking out with a smile on your face as we did!! ” – Vegas24Seven

 

Fresh on the heels of the sold-out first run, tickets for an additional 12 shows scheduled between May 14 and June 1, 2013 are now on-sale. Prices range from $55 to $250, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased by calling 800-745-3000 or 888-9-AXS-TIX, online at www.shaniainvegas.com or www.thecolosseum.com and in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-866-574-3851.Tickets are now available for the following 26 spring 2013 performances:

 

March 2013: 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
April 2013: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10
May 2013: 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31
June 2013: 1

 

Developed by Show Creator and Executive Producer Shania Twain – one of the world’s best-selling female artists of all time – SHANIA: STILL THE ONE is a concert celebration that takes fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania’s life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory experiences, fashion and a few unexpected surprises.  Produced by AEG Live and directed by Raj Kapoor, the show also features creative expertise from Production Designer Michael Cotten, Costumier Marc Bouwer and Lighting Designer Peter Morse to add to Shania’s vision of SHANIA: STILL THE ONE.

 

The spectacular, high-energy production is a compilation of Shania’s most celebrated hits including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,” “You’re Still The One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and features a 13-piece band and four male dancers.  SHANIA: STILL THE ONE is designed to give audiences that intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience – with no fan more than 120 feet from the magnificent stage.  The high-tech production incorporates some unexpected surprises including multi-scent show projectors, a new 4D multisensory technology that has never been used before in a concert setting.

 

For additional show and ticket information, visit shaniainvegas.com or thecolosseum.com or follow updates from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Twitter @ColosseumatCP.

THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE IN LAS VEGAS, HOME TO THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS IN THE WORLD SHANIA TWAIN

THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE IN LAS VEGAS,
HOME TO THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS IN THE WORLD

Preparing to mark its tenth milestone anniversary in March 2013, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is welcoming international superstar Shania Twain as its newest resident artist this month. As the “Home to the Greatest Entertainers in the World,” The Colosseum enters 2013 and beyond ready to continue to provide a global audience with not only the best in entertainment, but also the best venue for enjoying superstar talent, events and special performances.

Having perfected the modern-day concept of Superstar Resident Performers, which had all but been forgotten since Elvis left the stage, The Colosseum launched a new decade of great entertainment featuring such box office heavyweights as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Cher and Jerry Seinfeld. Add the incredible list of featured performances over the past decade including such notable names as Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Janet Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Mariah Carey, Dave Chappelle, Stevie Nicks, Jamie Foxx and Kathy Griffin and it is not surprising since its opening, The Colosseum has received some of the industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards, including:

· Named Venue of the Decade for 2000 – 2009 by Billboard Magazine for venues with capacities of 5,000 or less.
· Named Top Small Venue by The Billboard Touring Awards all seven years the award was offered: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
· Named one of the 100 Top Selling Theater Venues by Pollstar in 2006.
· Named Top Small Venue by The Billboard Backstage Pass Awards in 2004.

Today, The Colosseum is welcoming fans from across the world as Shania Twain debuts her highly anticipated new Las Vegas production SHANIA: STILL THE ONE.

Built in 2003 for the premiere of Celine Dion A New Day…, The Colosseum is a modern replica of Rome’s architectural wonder, complete with world class acoustics and a classic style. After Dion’s legendary five-year run ended in December 2007, The Colosseum underwent an extensive transformation to prepare for the next generation of resident artists – including her record-breaking return in 2011.

Designed to accommodate stage shows of all varieties, The Colosseum seats an impressive 4,298 with no seat farther than 120-feet from the stage and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual elements, including one of the largest indoor high-definition LED screens in North America (120-feet wide by 33-feet tall).

“We refer to The Colosseum as being the Home to the Greatest Entertainers in the World; we have to live up to that billing every day. It reflects everything we do here, from our bookings to continuously updating the venue to take advantage of the best technologies to our customer service and the experience we offer once you enter our doors,” says John Meglen, president and co-CEO, AEG Live/Concerts West.

“We couldn’t be more excited for the debut of Shania Twain and the roster of resident performances at The Colosseum this year,” concludes Gary Selesner, president, Caesars Palace. “We have no doubt this anniversary year, The Colosseum will continue to host some of the most incredible moments in music and entertainment.”

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 opening in December 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

ABOUT CAESARS PALACE
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 160 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain opening Dec. 1, 2012. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

SHANIA TWAIN TURNS DREAMS INTO REALITY AS HER CREATION
SHANIA: STILL THE ONE
AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE

 

Shania Twain, international superstar and one of the world’s best-selling female artists of all time, has been busy preparing for the Dec. 1 premiere of her highly anticipated new Las Vegas production SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. As the premiere rapidly approaches, demand for tickets remains strong. In addition the Dec. 2012 debut run, 14 additional performances for spring 2013 are currently on sale.

Show dates are:

Dec. 2012: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15
March 2013: 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
April 2013: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10

Prices range from $55 to $250, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased by calling 800-745-3000, online at www.shaniainvegas.com or www.thecolosseum.com  and in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-866-574-3851.

SHANIA: STILL THE ONE, developed by Show Creator and Executive Producer Shania Twain, produced by AEG Live and directed by Raj Kapoor, will take fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania’s life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory and visual experiences, fashion and the unexpected. “Shania wants her fans to share her spirit and passion in 4D and this show will capture the essence, soul and inspirations of Shania and her timeless music and lyrics brought to life with extraordinary beauty and powerfully intense visuals,” said Show Director, Raj Kapoor. “Shania’s creative world will be an immersive fusion of music, fantasy, spectacle and the fragile beauty of nature all brought together in a night of unforgettable entertainment.”

“My first step in creating the show was writing out the song list, building my ideas from there. I wanted to keep the hits at the heart of it all while weaving elements of surprise throughout the experience,” said Shania. “My vision is to bring the atmosphere of each song alive through multi- dimension sensory and share the journey of my life and career with the audience from a unique perspective.  The Colosseum theatre is heaven for an artist and the opportunity to collaborate with such a brilliant team is making my dream show a reality.”

Show Creator / Executive Producer – Shania Twain
An amazing and accomplished singer and songwriter Shania Twain is a phenomenon. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, she is the top-selling female country artist of all time; has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries; has the eighth-biggest selling album of all time in the U.S. and 18 top ten songs, eight of which reached #1. Since the beginning of her recording career, the multi-talented five-time Grammy Award winning artist has been deeply involved with the artistic and creative direction of her imaging, iconic music videos and sold out tours including her “Come on Over” tour in 1998 and the“Up!” tour which became one of the highest grossing tours in 2004. With her latest creation STILL THE ONE, Shania is sinking her teeth into the show’s production taking her artistic and creative diversity to new heights.

Show Director – Raj Kapoor
A director, producer, dancer and visionary, Raj Kapoor is a creative talent whose imaginative work has been seen on stages around the world. He creates live experiences that inspire and excite and has worked with a list of who’s who in Hollywood including Carrie Underwood, Michael Jackson, Eminem, Usher, Rihanna, Nikki Minaj, David Guetta, DeadMau5, N.E.R.D., Mary J Blige, Maroon 5, Tony Bennett, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, the Dixie Chicks, Josh Groban, Selena Gomez, Beach Boys and Britney Spears. Kapoor specializes in creating custom tailored productions with cutting edge choreography, impeccable styling, high-concept design and staging, state-of-the- art special effects and will interweave his unique version of story-telling to Shania’s overall creative vision of the show.

Production Designer – Michael Cotten
Michael Cotten’s unparalleled expertise in production design, theatrical staging, animation, electronic music, and graphic arts has garnered him a clientele that includes many of the world’s top performers and productions. Cotten designed the “History” tour for Michael Jackson in 1997 and when Jackson began planning his “This Is It” return to the stage for London’s O2 Dome in 2009 he again enlisted the talents of Cotten to design the extravaganza. Cotten is no stranger to Las Vegas and has lent his production and architectural talents to the city of Las Vegas with the “Sirens of TI” and Gloria Estefan’s “Live and Unwrapped” at Caesars Palace.

Costumier – Marc Bouwer
The creator of custom costumes, Marc Bouwer, will take Shania’s unforgettable fashion sense to play a major role in the telling of the show. After arriving in NYC from South Africa, he met fashion legend Halston. Under Halston, Bouwer refined his skills and became a master draper. Draping soon became the hallmark of Bouwer’s career—a distinction later dubbed “athletic glamour” by industry purveyors and international press. Marc’s innate sensibility, keen eye, and talent have landed him on the pages of revered international fashion publications and into the hearts of the world’s most glamorous and watched women. Marc Bouwer Couture has graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Vibe Magazine and has a dream list of clientele that includes Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Eva Longoria, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Portia Di Rossi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and many more.

Lighting Designer – Peter Morse
Peter Morse has designed lighting and directed staging for concerts, theater, videos, and feature films for the past 35 years. He has worked with some of the greatest names in the industry – from Barbra Streisand to Bette Midler – yet he continues to inspire new generations of fans with his work creating awe-inspiring lighting for Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Usher and countless others.

For additional show and ticket information, visit www.shaniainvegas.com  or www.thecolosseum.com  or follow updates from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Twitter @Colosseum@CP.

FUN FACTS ABOUT SHANIA, THE SHOW AND
THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE

· Shania Twain, born Eilleen Regina Edwards, adopted the stage name “Shania” — an Ojibwa word meaning “I’m on my way.”  She was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and has been singing since she was eight years old.

· Shania produced SHANIA: STILL THE ONE from top to bottom – including lighting, costumes, and the set list – to bring her vision of the show to The Colosseum stage. It is the first time she has self-produced a show.

· SHANIA: STILL THE ONE features an impressive 13-piece band and four talented male dancers. The show’s choreographer is Emmy-nominated Mandy Moore who is a key choreographer in “So You Think You Can Dance.”

· SHANIA: STILL THE ONE features two horses trained by world-renowned horse trainer Ramon Becerra. Shania and Ramon have enjoyed a 20+ year friendship and he was the only person she knew that could make her vision of live horses in the show a reality.

· In 2010, Shania Twain launched Shania Kids Can, a program which aims to help underprivileged school-aged children.

· The Colosseum is marking its milestone 10th Anniversary in March 2013. The total capacity of The Colosseum is 4,298. While seated for the show, no fan is more than 120 feet from Shania Twain.

· The Colosseum houses one of the largest indoor, high-definition LED screens in North America, standing 34 feet by 109 feet and weighing 31 tons.  The Mitsubishi screen is comprised of 5,324,800 individual diodes.

SHANIA: STILL THE ONE
Musical Cast
Will Hollis – Music Director

BAND AND VOCALS

Cory Churko – Band Leader, Guitars, Fiddle

JD Blair – Drums

Hardy Hemphill – Keys, Utility

Andy Cichon – Bass

Jason Mowery – Fiddle, Utility

Justin Schipper – Steel, Utility

Josh Gooch – Lead Guitars

Mandy Andreasen – Cello / Strings

Jennifer Eriksson – Violin / Strings

Andrea Whitt – Viola / Strings

Carrie Ann Brown – Background Vocals

Ryan Kowarsky – Background Vocals

Dan Kowarsky – Background Vocals

MALE DANCERS

– Devin Walker, Adrian Lee, Paul Benshoof, Oskar Rodriguez

Vegas24seven had the pleasure to attend the Shania Twain show! We had a awesome time. Shania is just as great as she was eight years ago. We highly recommend seeing this show. All ages will love it! Shania has a few surprises during the show! It was super sweet to see Shania bring out her sister Carrie Ann Brown and introduce her to the audience! She is sings Background Vocals!  You will be walking out with a smile on your face as we did!! Thanks Shania!!!

Comedy Icon Paul Rodriguez Will Light Up the Stage for the Grand Opening of the World-Famous Laugh Factory at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

Comedy Icon Paul Rodriguez Will Light Up the Stage for the Grand Opening

of the World-Famous Laugh Factory at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

The renowned Laugh Factory, which has been hailed by USA Today as “the #1 comedy club in the country,” is proud to announce its Grand Opening at the New Tropicana Las Vegas with special guest headliner Paul Rodriguez, May 23-24.

For four shows, Rodriguez will bring his wildly popular brand of comedy to the Laugh Factory Las Vegas stage. With over three decades of comedy under his belt, this irrefutable funnyman guarantees laughs, in more than one language.

Rodriguez has appeared in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. His  impressive filmography includes “Without Men,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “A Cinderella Story,” “Ali,” “Tortilla Soup,” “Blood Work,” “Rat Race” and “Chasing Papi.”

Rodriguez has also appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” He has lent his voice to the popular animated programs “King of the Hill” and “Dora the Explorer,” and currently hosts “Mis Videos Locos with Paul Rodriguez” on Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más.

An accomplished writer, director and producer, Rodriguez’s hit projects include the comedy concert film “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy,” which he executive produced and starred in along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Carlos Mencia, the feature film “A Million to Juan,” and six comedy specials for HBO. He also has the distinguished credit of performing the first one-hour stand-up comedy special, “Dime Con Quien Andas,” on Telemundo.

The crowd-pleasing Ron Pearson will join Rodriguez. Beware: This comedian, actor and world-record juggler has been known to come equipped with a unicycle and does not shy away from enlisting the help of audience members. Pearson started his career as a child street performer and has since appeared in multiple television shows including “Malcolm and Eddie,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “That 70’s Show.” He has been a guest on late-night shows such as “The Late Late Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show.”

The world-famous Laugh Factory is known for hosting some of the biggest names in comedy including Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Chris Tucker, Robin Williams and many more.

Special Grand Opening VIP Package tickets will be offered for the 8:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, for $60.00 (plus applicable taxes). This one-time offer includes access to the Grand Opening red carpet at 6:00 p.m., access to the pre-show reception, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Tickets to see Paul Rodriguez and other Laugh Factory shows start at $31.90 (plus applicable taxes). Shows are performed daily at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and feature different marquee acts each week, from established stand-up superstars to the young rising stars of tomorrow.

 

Laugh Factory Schedule:

May 21-22: Ron Pearson will headline.

May 23-24: Paul Rodriguez will headline.

May 25: Harry Basil will headline

May 26-27: Ron Pearson will headline.

 

World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal

at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

The world famous Laugh Factory and the New Tropicana Las Vegas are launching a multi-venue comedy experience at the recently transformed Strip property. Fun World Media has partnered with Laugh Factory to build this new comedy empire and the first stage of the roll-out will be opening Laugh Factory Las Vegas, a comedy showroom starring the hottest comedians in the business, from established stand-up superstars to the young rising stars of tomorrow. The announcement was made today by the New Tropicana Las Vegas, Jamie Masada, owner of Laugh Factory, and Joseph Merhi, CEO of Fun World Media.

In addition to opening Laugh Factory Las Vegas, Laugh Factory and Fun World Media, an international television and film production company, will co-produce monthly Laugh Factory Superstar Comedy Concerts for the 1,000-seat Tropicana Theater. The partners will also develop and co-produce a variety of comedy specials, television series, reality shows and films; including new episodes of a Laugh Factorys Supreme Court of Comedy which airs on DirecTV, all at the New Tropicana Las Vegas. Laugh Factory will also work with Tropicana Las Vegas to design a new Comedy Walk of Fame, Comedy Wall of Fame and Stand-Up Comedy Interactive Museum, inducting comedy legends and modern stand-up celebrities to establish the venue as the empire of comedy in Las Vegas.

This project is part of the $180 million transformation of Tropicana Las Vegas into a vibrant, exciting resort with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. Its complete transformation includes a fresh redesign of each best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants and bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, a new spa and fitness center, and a new beach club and nightclub. Prepare to be surprised!

Tropicana Las Vegas South Beach atmosphere has added a new dimension to the grand dame of the Strip said Masada. We hope to add lightness and laughter to accompany these changes and make the resort a world-class comedy destination. The details of our star-studded grand opening will be announced later this month.

We are thrilled to welcome the renowned Laugh Factory to our property, said Fred Harmon, vice president of talent and image relations at the New Tropicana Las Vegas. We look forward to adding such a strong comedy brand to our exciting lineup of entertainment.

The world famous Laugh Factory is known for hosting some of the biggest names in comedy including Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Paul Rodriguez, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Chris Tucker, Robin Williams and many more.

About the Laugh Factory

Opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory (www.LaughFactory.com) has been recognized as “the #1 comedy club in the country” by such high-profile media as USA Today. With locations in Hollywood (its original Sunset Boulevard locale), Long Beach (opened in 2008), and Chicago (opened Feb. 2012), comedy’s top stars, as well as today’s brightest emerging talent, shine on its legendary stage.

About the New Tropicana Las Vegas | http://www.troplv.com

Prepare to be surprised! The New Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of todays global travelers with a recently completed $180 million transformation which provides a true resort experience. In addition to a vibrant and exciting motif with a South Beach, Miami rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the hotel, resort and casino includes a fresh redesign of every best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room and race and sports book, the recently debuted Glow®, A Mandara Spa and fitness center, and RPM Nightclub which opened on New Years Eve 2011. SPF Beach Club coming spring 2012.

About Fun World Media

Fun World Media (www.FunWorldMedia.com) is a diversified international entertainment and media enterprise, specializing in producing and distributing cutting edge family oriented television, feature films and web based entertainment. The distribution arm of Fun World Media also represents high-quality, third-party content spanning a variety of genres including sports, action, adventure and drama. The Company owns Las Vegas Production Studios, a 40,000 square-foot state-of-the-art sound stage and production facility behind the Palms Hotel.