Danzig 25th Anniversary at House of Blues Las Vegas

Feeling a bit dark hearted this Valentines Day? House of Blues Las Vegas pauses your candy heart overdose to announce the 25th Anniversary of Danzig including Danzig with Doyle, special guests Corrosion of Conformity and The Agonist on Wednesday, April 17th. This performance is 18+ and onsale 2/22. For more details visit livenation.com or facebook.com/hoblasvegas

Danzig

Glenn Danzig a name that permeates, infects, and ultimately makes strong, the very soul of hard rock. Considered to be the artist who has “launched a thousand bands,” Danzig, through the legendary punk charge of his pre-Danzig outfits Misfits and Samhain, has formed the backbone of today’s mosh movement. He has been referred to as a man who has launched a thousand bands.  Dive into the deep waves of the Danzig catalogue, and you’ve got an artist who has created high-tension hybrids that are still being pondered and quietly adopted throughout today’s metal community. In a career that has spanned across 5 decades, Danzig has mastered a meld of punk, doom, gothic new wave and an intense California twist on black Satanic metal, culminating in a display of shockingly dark hard rock that sends chills the likes of which today’s Norwegian church-burners could never know.

2013 will mark several Danzig achievements- it marks the 25th anniversary of “Danzig,” the seminal album that contained the hits “Mother,” “Twist of Cain,” “Am I Demon,” and “She Rides” Upon it’s release, MTV immediately banned the “Mother” video for its controversial imagery. This summer, “Danzig” will be reissued with various never-before-released bonus materials in several new packages.

Also 2013 will see the release of “Skeletons,” Glenn Danzig’s first ever collection of cover songs. “Skeletons” includes covers of songs by such artists as The Troggs, The Rascals, Elvis Presley, Black Sabbath, The Everly Brothers, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood along with the biker theme “Devil’s Angels” and the theme from “Satan’s Sadists.”

Over the years, Danzig’s music has been covered by a very diverse collection of artists that includes Roy Orbison, Metallica and Johnny Cash.  Through “Skeletons,” Danzig will give a rare look into songs and artists that have influenced or made their mark on Glenn throughout his career… all done in that unique Danzig style.

Perhaps most poignant in 2013 will be the addition of Doyle Von Frankenstein to all Danzig dates in the US, UK and Europe.  This will mark the first and perhaps only time that UK and European audiences will see Danzig and Doyle perform a Misfits set together in addition to the full Danzig set.   Throughout 2013, once again we will see the disciples studying the master.

The first dates of the Danzig 25th Anniversary tour include:

Wed/Apr-17

Las Vegas, NV

House of Blues

Fri/Apr-19

Denver, CO

Ogden Theater

Sat/Apr-20

Albuquerque, NM

Sunshine Theater

Mon/Apr-22

Austin, TX

Stubbs BBQ

Tue/Apr-23

Corpus Christi, TX

Concrete Street

Wed/Apr-24

Dallas, TX

Palladium

Fri/Apr-26

Phoenix, AZ

Marquee Theater

Sat/Apr-27

Pomona, CA

Fox Theater

Sun/Apr-28

Ventura, CA

Ventura Theater

 For more information, go to:

http://danzig-verotik.com

www.facebook.com/Danzig

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“Raiding The Rock Valut” To Kick Off Year-Long Run at LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Saturday, March 9

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULTTO KICK OFF YEAR-LONG RUN AT LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINOSATURDAY, MARCH 9 

“…we can honestly tell you that we hadn’t had fun like that…before.”  AOL, 12/12/12

 

The history of rock ‘n’ roll will come to life like never before when “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT,” a one-of-a-kind rock concert experience boasting the ultimate set list, kicks off a year-long run Saturday, March 9th at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Tickets for “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” go on sale Saturday, February 9th at 10am.

“RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” performs nightly (dark on Fridays and schedule subject to change) at 9pm in the LVH Theater, the same stage where Elvis Presley performed 858 consecutive sold-out shows, breaking all Vegas attendance records.

Narrated, sung and acted along with compelling imagery including historical footage, the show transports the audience back to a magical musical journey from 1948 to 1989, traversing the genre’s history chronologically through the ‘40s, ‘50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” features 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, truly boasting “The Greatest Set List Ever.

These timeless gems are translated on stage live and loud by an all-star band comprised of Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart, Bad Company), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (LA Guns, Guns n’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quite Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline). In addition, rotating special guests will be confirmed, kicking off with Bobby Kimball [Lead Vocals] (Toto), followed by Joe Lynn Turner [Lead Vocals] (Rainbow, Deep Purple) joining the show at the end of March.

“RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” follows a compelling theatrical narrative told via narration by acclaimed actor Richard Malmos in front of the giant ROCK VAULT onstage, the music, performance, and visuals come together to tell this unforgettable tale.

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” was born to give audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane. It’s a rock-u-mentary you do not want to miss.

“The LVH is thrilled to host what promises to become a must-see show for Las Vegas visitors and locals alike,” said LVH Vice President of Entertainment, Rick White.  “Classic rock music…real rock stars…the legendary LVH Theater…the story of the greatest musical genre of all time…it doesn’t get any better than that,”  added White.

The VAULT will open and you may never view rock ‘n’ roll the same way.

Ticket prices for “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” range from $49 to a special Rock Star Package for $100 (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, signed concert program, signed album, meet and greet and VIP pass) plus fees. 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.

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®.  LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world, and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by world-class headliners in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

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Casting Announced for Las Vegas Production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah’s Las Vegas

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE
LAS VEGAS PRODUCTION OF

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Performances Begin February 4 at Harrah’s Las Vegas; Tickets Are On-Sale Now

After a nationwide search, full casting has been announced for the Las Vegas production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, which begins performances at Harrah’s Las Vegas on February 4.  The cast will be led by Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Benjamin D. Hale as Johnny Cash, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley and Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins. The cast also features Marc Donovan as Sam Phillips, Felice Garicia as Dyanne, and musicians Jim Belk and Mikey Hachey.

Other cast members include Jacob Tolliver, Luke Darnell, Larry “Cole” Cole, Tony Sandrew, Stephanie Mason, Mark Farrett and Josh Jones.

“The performers in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET need to be talent powerhouses who are both incredible musicians and actors,” says producer Gigi Pritzker. “We are very pleased with the talented cast for the Las Vegas production at Harrah’s. While some of the cast have been with the Broadway and National Touring productions of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, many were also found right here in Las Vegas.”

Inspired by an electrifying true story, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET begins performances on February 4.  Ticket prices range from $69 to $94 and are available at the Harrah’s Showroom box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (702) 369-5111. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.       

The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet takes place on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each superstar, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with the extraordinary story of secrets, betrayal, and the once in a lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,”  “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

CAST BIOGRAPHIES

Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis) comes directly from the first world tour of Million Dollar Quartet, having crossed the pond from England two years ago to ply his trade. Having just finished his second album, and now working on a third, Martin has performed around the world, entertaining thousands dancing on pianos in his mismatched socks.

Benjamin D. Hale (Johnny Cash) is thrilled to join the Las Vegas production of Million Dollar Quartet as Johnny Cash after a six year run in Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular (Raoul u/s, Swing). He recently performed on the American Country Awards singing backup for Kristen Chenoweth. He has shared his talents throughout Utah and the Las Vegas valley singing for various benefits, showcases and events. He loves to write, record, and perform original music and has a deep respect for recording artists of the early 1950’s.

Tyler Hunter (Elvis Presley)Tyler Hunter was born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska. He is an accomplished singer, songwriter, actor and recording artist. For the past two years, Tyler has portrayed Elvis with Legends in Concert in its Atlantic City and Hawaii shows. He now brings his talents to the Las Vegas stage in the hit Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet.

Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins) Since originating the role of Carl Perkins in 2006, Robert has starred in every production of Million Dollar Quartet including Chicago, Broadway, London, Off-Broadway, the National Tour, and now Las Vegas. He also writes and produces original music that he performs with his numerous bands.

Marc D. Donovan (Sam Phillips)is honored to be a part of Million Dollar Quartet in its new home. Regional Theatre: Carousel (West Virginia Public Theater), Annie Get Your Gun (Cider Mill Playhouse), Crazy for You (Oqunquit Playhouse), Fat Pig (12 Miles West), Betty’s Summer Vacation (The Theater Project).  Film: Morris County, Donors Needed, Under the N.  TV: Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Zero Hour, All My Children. www.marcdonovan.com.

Felice Garcia (Dyanne) is no stranger to the Las Vegas Strip.  She has been a headliner at Les Folies Bergere, American Superstars, Fantasy and iCandy Burlesque.  Most recently she has produced, directed, and starred in her own show, twice.  Felice’s Country Diva paid tribute to today’s hottest country stars and her second show called The Cover Girls celebrated the American songbook.  Felice is a Runnin’ Rebel with a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jim Belk (Fluke/Drummer) has been a professional musician for more than 30 years.   Las Vegas Productions include: Chicago, Always, Patsy Cline, Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, The Producers, and We Will Rock You. Headliner credits include: Don Rickles, Charo, Wayne Newton, Larry Coryell and Michael Grimm. In addition to playing drums, Jim is an accomplished arranger/copyist with a master’s in jazz composition and theory.  A major client utilizing these skills is David Foster.

Mikey Hachey (Jay Perkins/ Bass) is an upright and electric bass player who was born and raised in Anaheim, California. In college, Mikey developed his skills and formal training at California State University, Fullerton. His most notable accomplishments include performing behind such Broadway stars as Carter Calvert (Cats) and Ivan Rutherford (Les Misérables ) in Neil Berg’s Holiday Broadway. Mikey also became an artist on Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS production, where he carried out more than 500 live onstage shows. Currently residing in Las Vegas, Mikey continues to build his name as a top call musician. Please visit www.slmikey.com for more information.

Marc Donovan (Sam Phillips)
Marc Donovan (Sam Phillips)
Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins)
Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins)
Ben Hale (Johnny Cash)
Ben Hale (Johnny Cash)
Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis)

 

Tyler Hunter (Elvis Presley)
Tyler Hunter (Elvis Presley)

 

Felice Garcia (Dyanne)
Felice Garcia (Dyanne)

For more information on Million Dollar Quartet, go to www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.

 

Harrah’s Las Vegas Harrah’s Las Vegas is budget-friendly and offers something for every guest with more than 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, 87,000 square-feet of casino space, a state-of-the-art Sports Pit offering both live gaming and sports betting, and more than 25,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space. Harrah’s outdoor bar, Carnaval Court, brings high energy to the Las Vegas Strip with live music and some of the world’s top flair bartenders who juggle and pour to perfection. A wide variety of entertainment options range from the comedy-magic of Mac King, to stand-up performances at The Improv. For more information, please visit www.harrahslasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Harrah’s Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

 

 

M RESORT PRESENTS AN ELVIS HOLIDAY AND TRIBUTE SHOW ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

M RESORT PRESENTS AN ELVIS HOLIDAY AND TRIBUTE SHOW
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artist Steve Connolly Performs Classic Hits and Holiday Favorites

October 25, 2012 –Acclaimed Elvis tribute artist Steve Connolly performs as the King of Rock ‘n Roll in a concert that includes legendary hits and holiday music favorites on Saturday, Dec 8 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com or at the M Box Office.

Mr. Connolly’s show takes audiences on a musical journey of Elvis Presley’s most popular songs from the early 1950’s through the mid 1970’s.  Backed by a powerful band, singers and choreographed dance moves, the holiday-themed concert includes renditions of the King’s Christmas classics.  Steve Connolly remains the Las Vegas Review Journal Staff’s pick as the Best Elvis tribute artist in Las Vegas and has also been recognized by former President Clinton, Donald Trump, Kenny Logins, Dennis Miller and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith for his outstanding live performances.

Tickets start at $19.50 (plus LET) and may be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000, by visiting any Ticketmaster location, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the M Box Office located at Player Services.

 

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THE MIRAGE October Entertainment and Nightlife Listings

THE MIRAGE

LOVE THEATRE

THE BEATLES LOVE by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
The Beatles LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion of The Beatles to create an intimate and powerful entertainment experience. Inspired by the poetry of the lyrics, the creative team designed a series of scenes inhabited by colorful characters in extravagant costumes. The show captures the essence of love that John, Paul, George and Ringo inspired during their astonishing adventure together. The Beatles LOVE has performed more than 2,000 shows for more than 4.3 million people since its 2006 premiere.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Dark: Tuesday and Wednesday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $79 (not including applicable service charges and taxes).
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the LOVE box office, online at www.mgmgrand.com, www.cirquedusoleil.com/love or www.thebeatles.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

TERRY FATOR THEATRE

TERRY FATOR: VENTRILOQUISM IN CONCERT
He captured the hearts…and funny bones…of America with his victory on “America’s Got Talent.” Now, Terry Fator brings his hilarious live show to The Mirage in Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert filled with celebrity singing impressions and unparalleled ventriloquism. Backed by a sizzling live band, Fator brings to life his puppet co-stars including Winston the Impersonating Turtle, the loveable Emma Taylor, Vikki “The Cougar,” Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, Berry Fabulous and Monty Carlo, through comic banter and their hilarious take on musical superstars including Cher, Justin Timberlake, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, The Pussycat Dolls and many more.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark:                                      Sunday and Monday
Additional Dark Date: Friday, Oct. 5
Time:                                      7:30 p.m.
Prices:                                     $149, $129, $99.99, $79.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes); the Terry Fator MVP “Most Valuable Package” Experience is available for $149.99 per ticket (plus tax and service fees) and includes premium seating, an autographed photo, a souvenir show program and a 32-ounce cocktail.
***Military Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive 40% off tickets
(limited to four tickets)
Buy:                                        Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

ACES OF COMEDY SERIES

DREW CAREY’S IMPROV-A-GANZA
Drew Carey, stand-up comic, producer, writer and host of “The Price is Right,” will bring “Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza” to the Terry Fator Theatre October 5 – 6. The dynamic Improv All-Stars cast scheduled to perform includes Laura Hall (“Whose Line is it Anyway?”), Heather Anne Campbell (“Saturday Night Live”), Jonathan Mangum (“Let’s Make a Deal”) and Jeff Davis (“Whose Line is it Anyway?”), among others. These popular comedians will join Carey onstage for a lively, unrehearsed, no-holds-barred show with audience participation.

Dates:                          October 5 – 6
Times:                         10 p.m. nightly
Price:                          $69.99, $59.99 and $49.99 (plus tax and service fees). Guests must be 13 years of age or older.
Buy:                            Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator Box Office, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

JAY LENO
Emmy Award-winner Jay Leno will bring his hilarious stand-up comedy act inside the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. Leno’s comedic style and generous personality have earned him millions of fans worldwide.

Dates: October 12 – 13
Time: 10 p.m. nightly
Price: $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

KEVIN JAMES & RAY ROMANO
The Mirage is excited to welcome back “King of Queens” star Kevin James and comedian Ray Romano of “Everybody Loves Raymond” when they perform together at the Terry Fator Theatre. James will take the stage first to entertain audience members with his quick wit. Romano will then perform his outrageously funny routine while charming the audience with his smooth comedic style.

Dates: October 19 – 20
Times: 10 p.m. nightly
Price: $120.99, $110.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mirage.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

DANIEL TOSH
Funnyman Daniel Tosh will deliver his one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage as part of the 2012 Aces of Comedy series. Named among the “10 comics to watch” by Daily Variety in 2006, Tosh is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country. His casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old. Tosh can currently be seen starring in “TOSH.0,” a series he created for Comedy Central.

Dates: October 26 – 27; November 16 – 17
Times: 10 p.m. nightly
Price: $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

RAY ROMANO
Comedian Ray Romano will return to the Terry Fator Theater at The Mirage Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 to charm the audience with his smooth comedic style. Romano is a talented stand-up comedian and actor, best known for his Emmy-winning sitcom, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and more recently as the voice of Manny in the “Ice Age” franchise.

Dates: November 2 – 3
Times: 10 p.m. nightly
Price: $69.99, $59.99 and $49.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

LEWIS BLACK
Actor, playwright and comedian Lewis Black will bring his dead-on social and political humor to the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. He appears weekly as “America’s Foremost Commentator on Everything” on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Black has appeared in films “Accepted,” “Unaccompanied Minors” and co-starred with Robin Williams in “Man of the Year.” Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: November 9 – 10
Time: 10 p.m. nightly
Price: $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

JIM GAFFIGAN
Popular comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan will return to The Mirage, performing his hilarious stand-up routine Friday,
Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24. Gaffigan, a true comedic triple threat with major milestones in stand-up, acting and writing, has earned a spot as one of the Top Five most successful touring comedians in the country today due to his clever yet quiet comedic style. Some of Gaffigan’s big-screen appearances include “Away We Go,” starring John Krasinski and Maggie Gyllenhaal, “17 Again” with Zac Efron and “Going the Distance” featuring Drew Barrymore, Ron Livingston and Christina Applegate.

Dates: November 23 – 24
Time: 10 p.m. nightly
Price: $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

RON WHITE
Ron White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” will perform in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. White has established himself as a star in his own right with multiple comedy albums and videos including “Drunk In Public,” “They Call Me Tater Salad” and “You Can’t Fix Stupid.” Guests must be 16 years of age or older to attend.

Dates: December 7 – 8; 14 – 15
Time: 10 p.m. nightly
Price: $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

NIGHTLIFE

1 OAK LAS VEGAS
1 OAK Las Vegas marks the first-ever partnership with The Light Group and New York’s preeminent lifestyle and hospitality company The Butter Group. 1 OAK Las Vegas offers a “one-of-a-kind” nightlife experience for partygoers.

Dates: Tuesday; Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

ONE-OF-A-KIND TUESDAYS
Each Tuesday, 1 OAK Las Vegas celebrates The Strip’s most highly anticipated industry night. Locals and visitors are treated to one-of-a-kind live performances, special guests and incredible DJs.

THE BEATLES REVOLUTION LOUNGE
Innovative in design, REVOLUTION takes guests on an evolutionary journey, where both the music and interior transform, creating a psychedelic sensory experience. REVOLUTION blends cutting-edge interactive design, art and sound in a contemporary interpretation of The Beatles era.

Dates: Thursday – Sunday
Hours: Opens at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

REVO SUNDAYS AT REVOLUTION
The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge has everyone coming out to dance during Revo Sundays, the most fabulous night on The Strip. The party “for boys who like boys and their girlfriends” brings groundbreaking live performances, edgy fashion shows with fresh style and much more to the ultra-lounge while partygoers are treated to beats provided by The Light Group’s resident DJs. In addition, REVOLUTION offers incredible drink specials and cover charges are waived for all locals with a valid Nevada ID.

ABBEY ROAD BAR
The Abbey Road Bar, located just in front of The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge, is a full-service bar that reflects the REVOLUTION experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Noon to 4 a.m.
Contact: Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB
B.B. King, The King of Blues, brings his popular restaurant, bar and nightlife venue to Las Vegas. B.B. King’s Blues Club offers music seven nights a week, from funky and fast to soulful and smooth. As the night progresses, so will the tunes as guests turn to the dance floor to dance the night away. The house bands surpass the standard of what many know to be a house band, and friends of the King are likely to stop by at any time to join them and jam the night away. Cover charges apply for nightly performances.

Dates/Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Contact: Call (702) 242-5464 for more information

MARIO BARTH’S KING INK
Celebrity tattoo artist Mario Barth brings cutting-edge tattoo fashion and lifestyle to Las Vegas with Mario Barth’s King Ink at The Mirage. Guests will enjoy a high-tech interactive lounge and hot spot nightly as well as relax and sip champagne on the outdoor patio. Mario Barth’s King Ink is a unique venue capturing elegance and artistry with a rock ‘n’ roll flair through marble flooring, lavish fabrics and extravagant chandeliers – all of which are fit for a king.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Tattoo parlor: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Lounge: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 792-7900 for more information

POOL

BARE POOL LOUNGE
Celebrating its sixth season, Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage is one of Las Vegas’ premier European-style adult-only pool lounges in Sin City. Bare is an intimate daytime haven that includes six VIP cabanas, eight daybeds and two luxury VIP dipping pools. Entertainment offerings range from live performances to weekly parties for locals and LGBT-specific events. Past performances and celebrity guests include Tommy Lee, Slash, Nicole Scherzinger, Courtney Love, will.i.am and Deryck Whibley, among others. Daytime partygoers are invited to relax, recline and leave their worries behind.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7777 for more information
Note: Final day of the 2012 pool season at Bare Pool Lounge is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15.

INDUSTRY MONDAYS
Start the week with a splash! Join Bare Pool Lounge for the hottest weekly party on The Strip. Locals are always free and receive half off cabanas and day-beds with a valid Nevada ID.

SIEGFRIED & ROY’S SECRET GARDEN & DOLPHIN HABITAT

The Mirage is home to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and is distinguished from all other hotels in the world by its animal habitats built for both educational programs and public enjoyment. The Secret Garden is home to five rare animal breeds, including the White Lions of Timbavati and Siegfried & Roy’s Royal White Tigers of Nevada. Through the Secret Garden, Siegfried and Roy seek to increase public awareness of the plight of all endangered animals and to foster dialogue about the world’s rarest breeds.

The Dolphin Habitat serves as the home for a family of bottlenose dolphins which welcomed two male calves in 2011. This embattled species dwells in the finest surroundings incorporating the latest in research technology. Although guests enjoy watching the mammals as they frolic in the water, the facility’s primary purpose is for educational programs. A complete curriculum has been prepared with the Clark County School District to educate elementary through senior high school students on the wonder of marine mammals.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Seasonal; call (702) 791-7188 for more information
Admission: Adults: $19.95; Children (4-12): $14.95; 3 and under: Free. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to close.
The Mirage Hotel Guests and Nevada Locals Discount: Adults: $16.95; Children (4-12): $11.95. Must present valid Nevada ID at purchase.
Military Discount: $3 off original ticket price.
Contact: For more information, call (702) 791-7188 or visit www.mirage.com

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino October Promotions and Events

El Cortez Hotel & Casino October Promotions and Events

 

Casino Events

Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, Oct. 13
El Cortez hosts the monthly Vegas StrEATs food-truck, arts and music festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Many of Las Vegas’ favorite food trucks participate in Vegas StrEATs each month along with local art and clothing vendors from across the city. For a final list of participating food trucks and vendors, visit Vegas StrEATs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VegasStreats. For the October event, special guest Johnny Cupcakes will bring his 2012 Coffin Tour to Vegas StrEATs by setting up a pop-up shop with exclusive Halloween inspired T-shirts and goodies.

In addition to the food trucks, live entertainment will be provided by DJ ZO, Air Stegosaurus, MIKEATTACK, Trade Voorhees, Ecid, Hassan, Shanestream and more. Verizon Wireless is hosting a Battle of The Beats “DJ” Contest with contestants EDOC, Technicolor, DJ G-Kid and BPSS will competing to win $2,000. Adrenaline Unleashed wrestling will also be showcasing a two-hour show with a six-sided steel cage match.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs brings food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $3 Bud Light, Shock Top and Bud Light Lime, $4 Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jagermeister and 1800 Silver Tequila shots and $2 Pepsi products.

Jackie Gaughan Celebrates His 92nd Birthday – Wednesday, Oct. 24
In celebration of legendary casino owner Jackie Gaughan’s 92nd birthday, El Cortez will serve free birthday cake and champagne for all guests on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.  Guests can also sign a giant birthday card to celebrate one of Las Vegas’ original pioneers.

Karaoke Fridays and Saturdays inside The Parlour
The Parlour inside El Cortez becomes downtown Las Vegas’ go-to destination for karaoke every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. throughout October.  From classics hits to today’s chart toppers, brave patrons can entertain their friends and other guests of The Parlour during this intimate Friday night party.

Award-Winning Elvis Presley Tribute
John Brooks, an award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist, performs inside The Parlour every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Updated Promotions & El Cortez News

Jackie’s Jackets for Jackpot Winners in October
Throughout October, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker ten-cent or high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive a free El Cortez-logo jacket. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Free Cannolis for Club Cortez Players – Monday, Oct. 8
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free cannolis to celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 8. Club Cortez members can enjoy the cannolis while they play slots and table games, and the complimentary desserts will be served from noon to 6 p.m.

Fresh Stone Crab Returns to The Flame – Friday, Oct. 19
The Flame Steakhouse welcomes the return of its weekly, fresh jumbo stone crab dinner special on Friday, Oct. 19. Stone crab is flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday nightly dinner special, which is available for only $28 per pound and served with cottage fries and coleslaw.

$5 Burger and Beer Special at Café Cortez
For $5, guests can enjoy a half-pound Jackie Burger, chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer inside Café Cortez. The $5 burger and beer special is available 24 hours.

New Café Cortez Take-Out Menu
Café Cortez inside El Cortez Hotel and Casino now offers a daily take-out menu available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The take-out menu features a variety of cuisine, such as:

  • Appetizers: chicken quesadilla, $8.25; Cajun chicken wings, $7.50; shrimp cocktail, $8.50; and more
  • Salads: Greek Salad, $8.95; Chinese chicken salad, $8.95; and more
  • Burgers: Jackie’s Burger, $7.95; Swiss burger, $8.50; veggie burger, $7.75; and more
  • Sandwiches: Deli selects, $7.95; corned beef or pastrami on rye, $8.95; fish sandwich, $7.75; and more

Monday Night Football Specials at El Cortez
El Cortez will offer specials including $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts and $1 Vienna Beef hot dogs for all Monday Night Football games during the 2012 – 2013 football season. In addition, halftime drawings will be held during each game where guests can win jerseys and other prizes.

Friends of The Smith Center Enjoy Benefits at El Cortez
El Cortez Hotel & Casino welcomes friends of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to downtown Las Vegas by extending on-property benefits to show-goers.  Individuals who show an official “Friends of the Smith Center” card or Smith Center show tickets and stubs on the same date as a performance can receive a $10 discount on an entrée at The Flame Steakhouse, a complimentary cocktail inside The Parlour, and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez.

Food and Beverage Promotions

Ongoing
The Parlour Offers Exclusive Dining Menu
El Cortez serves a special nightly dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Pulled Pork Slider, $9

Slow-braised pork shoulder served on a dollar roll with Creole mayo

  • Barbecue Chicken Slider, $9

Served with fresh cole slaw and Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce

  • Parlour Melt, $9

Grilled hamburger patty with Swiss cheese and grilled onions served on a dollar roll

  • Grilled Shrimp, $11

Fresh, grilled Gulf shrimp served with a spicy teriyaki sauce

  • Artichoke Spinach Dip, $7

Fresh spinach and marinated artichoke hearts with cheddar and jack cheeses topped with seasoned bread crumbs and served with fresh crostini

  • Fish Tacos, $8

Fried cod filets served on flour tortillas and topped with shredded lettuce and Crème Fraiche

  • Lollipop Wings, $8

Seasoned chicken drumettes fried and served with bleu cheese dressing

  • Steak Fries, $6

House-seasoned thick-cut fries served with chipotle ranch dressing

Free Klondike Bars for Club Cortez Players
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members beat the heat by serving free Klondike bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday. Klondike bars have been a dessert favorite of Americans since the 1920s.

Café Cortez Dinner Specials
Visit Café Cortez for prime rib dinner for only $7.95.  Meal includes choice of soup or salad. Try the vegetarian offerings including a veggie burger, veggie fajita and Greek salad.

Casino-wide Bar Specials
El Cortez offers two-for-one happy hour at all casino bars every Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Offer valid on all martinis and top shelf selections including Grey Goose, Tanqueray 10, Crown Royal, Johnnie Walker Red, Patron Silver and Bacardi Gold.

Receive Up To 75 Percent Off Using Club Cortez Points
Club Cortez members can receive up to 75 percent off when using Club Points for meals at The Flame Steakhouse, Café Cortez or Gambling Gourmet.  The percentage off the price of the meal is based on membership level.

 

Gaming Promotions

 

Ongoing
Free Play Jackpot Bonus
Club Cortez members can earn $50 in free play for every jackpot of $1,200 or more. All free play bonuses can be redeemed at the slot club.

Personalized Website Feature for Club Cortez Members
Club Cortez has unveiled its newest feature for rated members – a personalized URL website for players to keep track of their various offers and promotions.  This feature allows Club Cortez members a fast, simple and easy way to check on their earned benefits. El Cortez is offering this innovative new program through High Impact Direct, a leader in micro player marketing.

Don’t Miss Instant Action at the El Cortez
Instant Action allows players to turn their points into free play without ever having to leave their machines.  Instant Action also allows players to activate promotional free play without having to visit the slot club.

Free Daily Slot Tournament – now automated 24 hours a day
Any Club Cortez member earning 500 Club Points in a single day is eligible to play in the daily slot tournament the following day.  Available 24 hours a day, players insert their Club Cortez card in any tournament machine, play the session and check their standing beginning at 10 a.m. the following day.  New Club Cortez members staying at the El Cortez also get a complimentary entry into the slot tournament.  Highest daily tournament point winner receives $250, the second highest receives $150 and the third highest $100.  The daily top ten players receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  See Club Cortez for additional details.

Weekly Saturday Night 50” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 50” LCD HDTV or one of four $500 cash prizes every Saturday.  During the week, players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on video poker ten-cent or higher denomination machine, or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno are awarded one entry for the Saturday night drawing at 8 p.m.  Winners have two minutes to claim their prizes at the Club Cortez Booth from the time each winning ticket is drawn.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information.

Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips.  There will two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place.   During the week, entry tickets in the drawing can be earned during blackjack, roulette and baccarat.  During blackjack, tickets are distributed to players when the dealer receives a blackjack, during roulette, tickets are distributed to players when a 0 or 00 is hit, and during baccarat, players receive a ticket every time a “tie” hand is dealt.  Double tickets will be given to players every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Players can only win one prize per drawing.  There is no limit to the number of entries a player may submit.  Winners are drawn every Saturday at 12 p.m.  Winners have two minutes to redeem their prize.  Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat.  Please see Club Cortez for additional details.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino:
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 71st year of operation in 2012. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont St. and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 remodeled hotel rooms, including ten uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010-2011 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The El Cortez casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Paying Slots” in 2012, “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in from 2009-2012; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2008-2012.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez, The Flame Steakhouse – a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals – and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive menu of small plates and live entertainment.  The property’s other amenities include: Subway featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee,  El Cortez Gift Shop, a full-service beauty salon and a barber shop.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

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Bring Your Hound Dog and Honor Elvis at Rumor’s Yappy Hour

VIVA YAPPY HOUR AT RUMOR BOUTIQUE HOTEL

 
SURRENDER TO YOUR DOG’S EVERY DESIRE AS YOU HONOR THE
MEMORY OF ELVIS PRESLEY
Guests and Doggies of All Sizes Remember “The King” With an Elvis-Inspired Yappy Hour

On Thursday, August 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHAT:
Viva Elvis! Rumor Boutique Hotel is replacing the Heartbreak Hotel as it hosts a special edition of the signature pet-friendly party, Viva Yappy Hour, in honor of the anniversary of the passing of one of the world’s most famous musicians and world icons, Elvis Presley.
Show You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog by celebrating in classic Las Vegas style with drinks and Yappatizer specials, doggie-Elvis costume contests and plenty to keep you and your furry friend busy for the evening.
Rumor is excited to announce The Dog House, a dog and dog-lover’s retail store joins Sniffany and Company as a sponsor of Yappy Hour at Rumor.  The Dog House’ swag consists of locally made, handmade and holistic pet care products and dog food.  Known as a pet health resource center, The Dog House’s presence at Yappy Hour is welcomed with open paws.
Even better, Viva Yappy Hour will be accepting $2 donations to go towards doggie beds, food and toys for stray dogs, provided by The Animal Foundation, a non-profit animal shelter stationed in Las Vegas.  A little help goes a long way for “man’s best friend.”
WHEN:
Thursday, August 16th, 2012

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE:
Rumor Boutique Hotel

455 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89169
Yappy Hour takes place on the grassy knoll and courtyard at Rumor.

A Celebration of the King’s Life at the Cannery Casino

“A Celebration of the King’s Life” Brings Elvis’ Music, Friends & Co-Stars to the Cannery Casino January 6-7

The Cannery Row Buffet to Feature Elvis’ Favorite Foods!

Close friends and co-stars of Elvis Presley will join together as part of the crowd favorite “A Celebration of the King’s Life”, honoring Elvis’ music and legacy at the Cannery Casino on Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7,  2012.  

The commemoration is timed to coincide with Elvis’ birthday weekend (January 8 ) and will feature a performance by top Elvis tribute artist Johnny Fortuno as well as The Stamps Quartet. In addition, special guests include co-stars of Elvis, Darlene Tompkins and Cynthia Pepper. Other guests include Sonny West, Elvis’ personal friend and bodyguard, Steve Christopher who hosts “Elvis On Air” and a special guest appearance by Sammy Shore.

The Cannery Row Buffet will also honor Elvis with the “Food That Fed The King” special buffet featuring many of Elvis’ favorites including Deep Fried Pickles, Southern Fried Chicken, Smothered Pork Chops, Collard Greens, Green Bean Casserole, Ham Hocks and Potato & Cheese soup.

Johnny Fortuno’s powerful stage presence is a testament to the energy displayed by Elvis during his most popular years.  Fortuno, praised by celebrities and critics alike as one of the top Elvis tribute artists, will perform many of Elvis’ hits including “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Suspicious Minds” and “In the Ghetto.”

The Stamps Quartet is a Gospel group that performed on a regular basis with Elvis Presley on many recordings. The group also performed in concert with Elvis as backup vocalists between 1971 to 1977. Elvis called The Stamps Quartet his favorite group of Gospel singers.

Darlene Tompkins and Cynthia Pepper worked alongside Elvis during his movie-making years. Tompkins co-starred with Elvis in Blue Hawaii.  Pepper co-starred with Elvis in Kissin’ Cousins. Tompkins and Pepper will speak to fans about their memories of Elvis and what it was like to work alongside him.

Sonny West traveled the world with Elvis.  He met the singer in 1958 and the two became friends and eventually Sonny became one of Elvis’ bodyguards.

Steve Christopher is host of “Elvis On Air” a radio program that combines a broad range of Elvis’ music, interviews, news and trivia.  Christopher will broadcast “Elvis On Air” on KOOL radio (102.3FM/1280 AM) on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., prior to “A Celebration of The King’s Life.”

A Celebration of The King’s Life featuring Johnny Fortuno begins at 8 p.m. at The Club inside the Cannery Casino. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Cannery Casino is located at 2121 East Craig Road (Craig & Losee), North Las Vegas, Nevada, 89030.

Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas; the Rampart Casino within the Resort in Summerlin, also home of the J.W. Marriott Resort; and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel. The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, PA. Cannery Casino Resorts can be reached at (702) 856-5300. The specific property websites are as follows: Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.cannerycasino.com and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.eastsidecannery.com; Rampart Casino, www.rampartcasino.com. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino can be reached at (724) 503-1200, (877) 824-5050, or by visiting www.meadowsgaming.com.

 

Event recap – great images from Flightlinez benefit for Opportunity Village

Yesterday, donned in scarves made by Opportunity Village, the “Official Elvis of Las Vegas” Jesse Garon and MobileMinister.com Elvis Roland August kicked off the ‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser at Fremont Street Experience put on by Flightlinez zipline ride, benefitting Opportunity Village. The event featured the beautiful scarves made by citizens of Opportunity Village, along with baked goods from their culinary program that were all for sale. Emergency Arts also provided artwork for sale and had demonstrations by live artists throughout the day.

The connection to Elvis? Many people don’t know that Opportunity Village made every scarf that Elvis gave away from the stage as well as other items for the King of Rock and Roll. Full story below!

The event hosted more than a thousand riders and raised just under $20,000 for the charity. Flightlinez has been doing monthly charitable events since February, giving back more than $125,000 to local charities.

Elvis Fly: Jesse Garon and Roland August on the zipline

 

Opp Village Group with Ian: A group of Opportunity Village (OV) citizens, OV staff, owner of Flightlinez Ian Green (far left in harness), Emergency Arts and Flightlinez event staff

 

 

Elvis Prep: The flying Elvi prepare to zipline

 

Emergency Arts: An artist from Emergency Arts performs live painting during the For the Love of Art event
OV Fly: A citizen of Opportunity Village ziplines

For the Love of Art event to benefit Opportunity Village at Flightlinez downtown

 

 

For the Love of Art
Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser for Opportunity Village – with arts, crafts and cookies for sale, proceeds of event to benefit arts program


WHO:

Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, Opportunity Village and Emergency Arts.

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold an event to fund arts programs at Las Vegas’ own Opportunity Village where 100% of proceeds from a day of zipline rides will be donated to the charity. For the Love of Art will be a daylong event feature an art fair by citizens of Opportunity Village and local artists with Emergency Arts. All proceeds from zipline rides and a portion of proceeds from the art work sold will benefit the Art Enrichment Program of Opportunity Village. The art program includes Fine Art, Music, Dance, and Theater. The charity’s signature cookies will also be for sale, freshly made by the campus’ Culinary Training Program.
In addition to traditional artwork, scarves made by the Art Enrichment Program will also be on display. There is a great Opportunity Village connection with Elvis Presley that many people don’t know…In the late ’60s Elvis Presley’s manager, Colonel Parker, came to Opportunity Village for a tour and noticed that the citizens in the Employment Resource Center were working on sewing contracts. Colonel Parker then contracted the charity to sew all of Elvis’ scarves that he would kiss and throw out to his audience. Opportunity Village soon became the “official manufacturer of the Elvis Presley Scarves.”Every scarf that Elvis gave away from stage came from Opportunity Village and were shipped to Elvis across the world. Elvis himself even visited the charity. Additionally, Opportunity Village made all of the “Elvis Live at the Hilton” promotional buttons and the ribbons that were on the hound dogs sold at the Elvis performances and in his gift shop at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Art Enrichment Program at Opportunity Village, makes scarves using silk as a medium for artistic expression and their many special artists have created beautiful scarves at Opportunity Village ever since.
Scarves range from $15 to $300 and will also be part of the art display during the event.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In June, Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and have donated more than $100,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.

TIMES:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Noon until midnight

*Special photo opportunity – at noon, rides will commence with a special appearance by Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon, and other Elvis impersonators, to kick off the fun-filled day.

COST:
Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20

WHERE:
Flightlinez
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Flightlinez owns and operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit www.fremontstreetflightline.com.

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 and is a local not-for-profit organization serving people in our community with intellectual disabilities and their families. Opportunity Village provides vocational assessment, training, employment and social recreation programs and services that enable them to be more productive and socially integrated into the community. Opportunity Village is 80% self-funded and saves Nevada taxpayers $22 million a year through fiscal responsibility and hard work. Opportunity Village serves 1,700 individuals daily and is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. In 2010, Opportunity Village paid over $4 million in wages to people many consider unemployable.