American Cancer Society’s 2017 Construction vs Cancer

American Cancer Society’s 2017 Construction vs Cancer
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10am
Symphony Park
495 S Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Imagine a young child affected by cancer being given the opportunity to sit in and help operate a piece of equipment such as a backhoe, dozer, or excavator! That is the goal of “Construction vs. Cancer Las Vegas” – a unique fundraising event that provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for young cancer patients and their families.

The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. We are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades. Now, that is a reason to celebrate, so please join us.

Sponsors: Las Vegas Paving Corporation, M.J. Dean Construction, Inc, Nevada Contractors Association, The PENTA Building Group LLC, Laborers Union 872, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc, The Korte Company, Sunstate Equipment & Dignity Health.


Rock in Rio USA Takes Over Times Square; Announces Initial Lineup for 2015 Las Vegas Festival

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Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, has announced Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt (who attended the announcement), Deftones and John Legend as part of the initial lineup for its first stateside edition taking place May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas. The announcement was unveiled as Rio de Janeiro and Las Vegas met in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, with an exciting surprise performance from past Rock in Rio artists John Mayer and Sepultura with Les Tambours Du Bronx to celebrate the festival’s 30th anniversary and first US edition in 2015. Sepultura and Les Tambour Du Bronx performed in honor of their past Rock in Rio collaboration and guitar hero John Mayer took the stage to bring hits like “No Such Thing” and “Gravity” to the gathered crowd. During the press conference, the organization also launched its Social Project “30 years, Many Dreams”.

Roberta Medina, Executive Vice President of Rock in Rio (and daughter of Founder Roberto Medina), expanded on Rock in Rio’s tremendous background by revealing some of outstanding facts around the global festival’s 30-year history.  With more than 7.4 million people in 14 editions, more than 1270 artists have performed in 85 days of the event. Over the past editions, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide.  The statistics provided an in-depth look at creating a global giant as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new extension in the US.

“From the first Rock in Rio festival in Brazil in 1985 to next year’s anniversary and Las Vegas launch, it’s been an amazing journey with Rock in Rio fans and the artists that have taken part in the festival,” says Roberta Medina.  “We’re thrilled to see the construction of our first U.S. City of Rock and to announce the first artists who will perform in Las Vegas in May 2015.”

Rock in Rio USA & Brazil: Line-up Confirmations 
During the press conference, the organization announced the first artists that will take part of next year’s event in Las Vegas: Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and No Doubt, who will all perform on the festival’s Main Stage. Metallica will return to the Rock in Rio stage after six previous performances at the international event.  Appearing on the same day as Metallica, multi-platinum rock group Linkin Park are also returning after previous Rock in Rio performances.

The LA band No Doubt has also been confirmed and made an appearance at the Times Square press conference. The band stated that they are “extremely happy to be taking the stage of Rock in Rio’s first US festival and to be part of such an amazing musical history as the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.”

In addition, the organization also announced the first names of the line-up for the Sunset Stage: The Deftones and John Legend. The Sunset Stage has quickly become a phenomenon featuring a line-up filled with special guests and unexpected musical collaborations.

As 2015 will also host the return of Rock in Rio to Brazil, the organization announced some of the performers scheduled for September. Katy Perry will take the Main Stage in Rio for the second time, bringing her spectacular stage show to the Brazilian crowd. John Legend will also take the stage in Brazil and make his debut at the festival headlining at the Sunset Stage.

The City of Rock
Rock in Rio has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in a spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.”

The permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue, spread out over 37 acres and have the capacity for 85,000 people per day. It includes six stages, three themed Rock Streets encompassing the culture and music of the U.S., UK and Brazil and a zip line that stretches  64 feet high and 600 feet long in front of Main Stage. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people; an air-conditioned area with a unique view of the City of Rock and an all-inclusive buffet.

LIMITED PRE-SALE: Opening today!
A limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May is now available at with general admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

To secure your spot for next year’s Rock in Rio USA, visit and choose preferred section (General Admission or VIP), then select a delivery method to receive your wristband (either Will Call or UPS Delivery). Shipments start approximately 10 weeks before the event.

At this moment you’ll only receive a voucher that can later be redeemed for an event access wristband.  After completing the purchase, a confirmation email will be sent, followed by a voucher number and information on how to redeem the voucher.

Vouchers purchased during pre-sale can be used to select a preferred day or weekend during the January 12 – March 12 redemption period without the risk of tickets selling out. Once attendance date has been selected, wristbands will be delivered via UPS or Will Call. Voucher buyers will be guaranteed entry after March 12, but redemption for a specific date or weekend is subject to availability.

The General Admission and the VIP tickets provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment, as well as all attractions inside the venue. Re-entry is allowed – wristbands must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day with a maximum of 5 entrances per day. In addition to general venue access, VIP ticket buyers will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with all-inclusive food and beverages.

Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

Rock in Rio’s global communication campaign

Further gearing up excitement for the US festival and its pre-sale, Rock in Rio has launched a mass-media campaign that will run in the U.S. with an overall investment of 25 million dollars. For the launch of the pre-sale ticket vouchers, the U.S. audience will see an action-packed commercial spot that will run for a 2 weeks period on television and online featuring Donald Sutherland. Featuring Hollywood blockbuster production values, Sutherland has a briefcase stolen and takes all necessary measures to retrieve it. After all, the suitcase contains Rock in Rio tickets!

“30 Years, Many Dreams”
The Times Square Takeover event also kicked off Rock in Rio’s “30 Years, Many Dreams,” this year’s theme for the event’s Social Project that will be granting wishes submitted by Rock in Rio fans. Since 2001, the festival has added a social component to the event and has raised and invested more than $23 million for environmental and social causes.

Rock in Rio was itself born from a dream that could have never been fulfilled had it not been for those people who believed in it.  As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations the organization has decided to pay that gratitude forward by helping to make dreams come true for young people who fight for their causes.  Contenders will upload a short text about their dream at, and the most compelling and passionate stories will be chosen.

To illustrate the project, a video campaign will be launched, presenting the first dream that has been fulfilled – 25 year old Brazilian clown Michel de Souza. Michel was born and raised in a small town near São Paulo and worked as a clown in the local circus. He dreamed of learning with the best professionals and taking the stage in a huge circus. His story moved Roberto Medina, and Souza is having the chance to train at Circus du Soleil and learn from the leading circus professionals in the world.

“Coming to the US was always Roberto’s dream and now that it is coming true with May’s festival in Las Vegas, we felt it was the perfect time to make others’ dreams come true with our ‘30 Years, Many Dreams project.’”

Rock in Rio USA: a world of partnerships 

Rock in Rio has become a true entertainment phenomenon and top destination in all of its international locations. In Portugal it had a higher awareness than the 2004 World Cup and in Spain it was bigger than Formula 1. The Festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, has grown to be the largest music festival series in the world and its heritage as unique communication project and fan engagement platform is now coming to America.

Rock in Rio USA’s unrivalled media investment will be magnified by a partnership with industry-leading media companies in order to create a multi-platform communication campaign with scale never seen before by festivalgoers and sponsors. iHeartRadio, Yahoo and NCM Networks are the official media partners which together will deliver a massive consumer reach and impact, generate powerful fan engagement and boost the 12+ million followers Rock in Rio already has on its social media networks.

Rock in Rio powered by iHeartRadio
As part of its partnership, iHeartMedia will launch on-air and digital promotion designed to leverage the company’s powerful properties including more than 245 million on-air monthly listeners and 97 million monthly digital unique visitors.  This campaign will connect Rock in Rio to listeners and fans on more than 150 stations across the U.S., as well as on their industry leading digital radio platform, iHeartRadio – home to the exclusive 24/7 Rock in Rio digital music station. The multi-platform promotion will also include the launch of an Ultimate Contest giving listeners the chance to win an all–inclusive trip to Rock in Rio Brazil, as well as promoting sweepstakes for Rock in Rio USA.

Yahoo and Rock in Rio USA will share exciting news and exclusive features to its global audience leading into the May 2015 event.  Additionally, the entire festival will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo Live.

Rock in Rio´s partnership with NCM Media Networks, the largest cinema network in the U.S., will extend the campaign into movie theaters nationwide including those owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Regal Entertainment Group and other leading regional theater circuits.

“We’re thrilled to join Rock in Rio in introducing the United States to the world’s largest music festival by utilizing the national’s largest cinema network,” said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with NCM Media Networks. “The big screen is the perfect medium to promote music and the pageantry of Rock in Rio to millions of moviegoers each week.”

Rock in Rio’s first global partner is edp Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind energy produce as well as #1 on Dow Jones Sustainability Index.  edp Renewables is sponsoring Rock in Rio USA and Rock in Rio Brazil in 2015 and Rock in Rio Lisbon in 2016. Next year’s event also gathered the support of Las Vegas Events.

For more information, visit Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page ( and Twitter feed (  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit:

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About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas.

50 Eggs Restaurant Group Spreads Its Wings ­ Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Brings The Magic City To Sin City


Las Vegas location of acclaimed restaurant slated for early 2015

50 Eggs, Inc. announced today that it is bringing Yardbird Southern Table & Bar to The Venetian® Las Vegas, for an early 2015 launch.
Created by restaurateur John Kunkel and featuring a talented culinary team, 50 Eggs, Inc. has been helping redefine dining in South Florida for the last 10 years, from fast casual to approachable fine dining. Since its inception, it has been the force behind a varied and successful family of restaurants, ranging from Taste Bakery Café and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to the critically acclaimed trio Swine Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.  
“Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind American city with an unbeatable spirit, amazing history, energy and food scene,” says Kunkel, who has been seeking the perfect location for Yardbird’s expansion for more than a year.  “We’re thrilled to be opening in this iconic city and couldn’t ask for a better partner than the team at Las Vegas Sands [which owns and operates The Venetian and The Palazzo].  We think it’s a sure bet Vegas locals and visitors alike will embrace the food, fun and traditions that are the building blocks of the Yardbird concept.” 
Housed at the The Venetian Las Vegas, “one of the best places to stay in the world” according to Condé Nast Traveler, Yardbird Las Vegas will be in great company, rubbing shoulders with fellow Venetian dining destinations B&B Ristorante by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and db Brasserie by Chef Daniel Boulud, to name a few. And though Yardbird Miami’s sister restaurant will share many of the restaurant’s design and menu staples, it will certainly embrace the “bigger is better” aesthetic that is inarguably part of the Las Vegas DNA.  
The 8,000+ square-foot-space – designed by 50 Eggs’ internal design team in cooperation with Parts and Labor Design – will be located in the resort’s Restaurant Row and will seat 180 guests throughout the main dining room and two private rooms.  With the extensive footprint will come an expansive bar, giving the 50 Eggs team added space to expand their beverage program, delivering not only a unique cocktail menu but an exclusive ice program, complete with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.  
“The larger space is definitely giving us extra room to play,” adds Kunkel.  “The menu and bar programs will feature many of our hallmarks, including our outstanding brunch and signature Guest Chef Series, as well as a number of singular elements.  Our goal is for Yardbird to stand out from its neighbors, both in- and outside of the Venetian itself.”  
The expansion of the Yardbird brand to Las Vegas is part of a grander expansion for 50 Eggs, Inc. concepts nationwide. Further details on all fronts forthcoming. The Venetian is located at 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard. For information on 50 Eggs, Inc. please visit: and follow @50eggsinc.  
About 50 Eggs, Inc.
Founded by John Kunkel, 50 Eggs Inc. is a multi-faceted, full-service culinary and hospitality firm focused on developing cutting-edge brands with unparalleled dining experiences. As CEO of one of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s “Coolest Multi-concept Companies in the Land,” John owns and operates the James Beard nominated and award winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House, Swine Southern Table & Bar and Patpong Road, and is also known for creating and developing the fast casual chain Lime Fresh Mexican Grill.  Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s original location on Miami Beach opened to immediate fanfare in 2011.  Since then it has remained one of the region’s most popular and critically-acclaimed restaurants, including a nod from the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” in 2012.    
About The Venetian Las Vegas®
The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning  Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including  the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at 





The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today the sponsors and promotional partners including Amazon, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Beats Music, Cabela’s, CAT Entertainment Services, ConAgra Foods, Coors, Cumulus, Dr Pepper, Firestone, Grey Goose, Hostess, Justin Boots, Kohl’s Department Stores, the city of Las Vegas, Martin Guitar, Music Choice, Ole Smoky, PEOPLE Magazine, Pure Via, Ram Trucks, Shazam, SoundExchange, The Boot Campaign, Wrangler Jeans, Yahoo and more associated with events throughout the Week Vegas Goes Country®.  The week culminates with the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   Sponsors and partners for the 49th ACM Awards include:

  • City of Las Vegas “The Week Vegas Goes Country®” is a great example of two brands, the Academy of Country Music and Las Vegas, uniting to deliver unrivaled excitement to thousands of loyal country music fans. The fun-filled weekend is full of exclusive parties, celebrity meet-and-greets and concerts that only this partnership could provide access to. This is the eighth year that “The Week Vegas Goes Country®” has brought unprecedented access to country music stars.
  • Amazon – Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, will provide fans with a comprehensive hub to discover all things ACMs. The partnership will also allow customers to purchase a selection of music from nominees and performers at discounted prices.
  • ConAgra Foods – ConAgra Foods Child Hunger Ends Here program has partnered with ACM Lifting Lives to raise awareness about child hunger in America. At the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, fans will be encouraged to participate with their Child Hunger Ends Here Hope Grocery Experience to learn how they can help with the cause.
  • Coors – Coors has been a proud partner of the Academy of Country Music for over 19 years, proving that great music and ice cold beer is a winning combination. As the exclusive beer partner of the ACM All-Star Jam, Coors helps toast the evening to the recently announced ACM Award Winners. And the ACM Party for a Cause Festival wouldn’t be complete without the Coors Party Bars; a place for fans to sit, relax, and enjoy a Coors.
  • Cumulus – Cumulus Media Networks and the Academy of Country Music have joined forces to engage fans by delivering exclusive cutting edge content through affiliate platforms, including radio, station websites and social media. Cumulus reaches more country fans through its platform than any other broadcaster in the world.  Radio coverage of the ACM Awards will feature original programming, including a two-hour red carpet radio show in advance of the awards along with prime positioning and unprecedented access to talent, offering an unparalleled and unique experience for millions and millions of listeners.
  • Dr Pepper – Through in-store, on-line, and national radio sweepstakes, Dr Pepper gave fans the chance to win a VIP Experience with Rascal Flatts this year at the ACM Awards, giving them a one-of-a-kind experience only Diet Dr Pepper can deliver. But don’t worry, you can still snap your picture on Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival.
  • Justin Boots – As the “Official Boots of the Academy of Country Music Awards”, Justin Boots asked their fans to submit stories about which artist they would most like to thank for making music that changed their lives. Winning story will be awarded the ultimate fan experience during the Week Vegas Goes Country.
  • Kohl’s –Kohl’s is presenting ACM’s New Artist of the Year Award to recognize country music’s New Artists and rising talent. Winning the New Artist of the Year Award is a pivotal moment in any new artist’s career and Kohl’s is proud to sponsor that moment.
  • Music Choice – Multi-platform video and music network Music Choice will air over 30 hours of Academy of Country Music Awards-related moments and archival content across all its properties including Music Choice Play, Video On Demand, Music Channels and
  • PEOPLE Magazine – 750,000 fans will find in their inbox the highly entertaining Daily e-blast with ACM tune-in inclusions the week leading up to the telecast.
  • RAM – Ram Trucks knows it takes guts to stand on the ACM stage, which is why Ram is continuing to power the vote for ACM Entertainer of the Year and entitling the “ACM Ram Red Carpet.” At the Ram Ride and Drive outdoor test track at the ACM Party for  Cause Festival, fans can experience firsthand the refined interior, capabilities and handling of the Ram 1500, the only vehicle to win Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for two consecutive years,  and watch the “Raminator” monster truck crush cars and provide live demos throughout the weekend.
  • Shazam – The Academy of Country Music Awards has partnered with music and TV App Shazam to provide viewers with a second screen experience of the show. When viewers use Shazam anytime during the broadcast, they will have access to nominee and performer information, additional free artist content, and the ability to download music from the Academy of Country Music Awards nominees and performers.
  • Wrangler Jeans – The “Official Jeans of the ACM Awards” is partnering with the Academy to deliver behind-the-scenes glimpses of a network award show through its newest initiative, the Wrangler Network, a first-of-its-kind mobile and online destination that serves as a centralized hub for all Western lifestyle content. Through this online platform, fans will be able to access the exclusive content by visiting after the show. Country music fans can stay tuned to and for more exclusive ACM coverage and giveaways.
  • Yahoo – Yahoo will exclusively live stream a 90-minute Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet pre-show from 6:30pm – 8pm EST. RAM Country on Yahoo Music ( will also feature extensive editorial coverage around the event, top moments from past shows, special exclusives and much more.
  Sponsors and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival include:
  • Beats Music – Beats Music is enhancing the backstage greenroom for performing artists at the ACM Party for a Cause festival, giving them a place to relax before taking the stage, and get a chance to demo the app, receive VIP free trials, a custom photo booth and lots of Beats swag
  • Cabela’s – For the second year, the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, part of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival weekend events, will bring together hosts Luke Bryan and Justin Moore along with several other country music artist to test their skills in an archery exhibition.
  • CAT Entertainment Services – CAT Entertainment Services has joined us a a partner for this year and is providing all of the generator power and technicians for the stages and festival
  • Firestone – Country fans will have the chance to experience the Firestone auto simulator and meet some of their favorite Country stars when they visit the Firestone booth at the ACM Party for a Cause festival.
  • Hostess – Celebrate with Hostess® at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Fans can enjoy Hostess snack samples and win a chance to upgrade your seats. Plus, be on the lookout for special appearances by Twinkie the Kid!
  • Ole Smoky – Ole Smoky Moonshine will be bringing the best Tennessee moonshine with their Mobile Holler at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival.
  • Pure Via – Pure Via, the all-natural, non-GMO, zero-calorie sweetener, is giving fans a chance to meet Jewel at the ACM booth at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival on Saturday at 2:30pm.
  • The Boot Campaign – Fans of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will have the opportunity to compete against decorated military Veterans in a push-up competition for charity, and meet some of their favorite country music artists.
  Sponsors and partners for the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic include:
  • Presenting Sponsor: Segway
  • Co-Sponsors: Sound Image and Live Nation.
  • Participating Sponsors: PING, William Morris Endeavor, The Fitzgerald Hartley Company, McGhee Entertainment, Creative Artists Agency, Champion Risk & Insurance Services, L.P., Richards & Southern Inc., Loeb & Loeb LLC, Van Atkins Jewelers, Fry’s Electronics, Inc. and G/FORE.
  • Contributing Sponsors: Big Machine Label Group, Buck Owens’ Enterprises, Buddy Lee Attractions, Losers Most Wanted Bar and Grill, Miller Coors, PARADIGM, Police Productions, Premier Global Production, SESAC, Sony Music Nashville, Universal Music Group Nashville and Warner Music Group.
  Sponsors and partners for the ACM All-Star Jam post-party include:
  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly – Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will be on hand at the ACM All-Star Jam as the Official Wine sponsor, so fans can kick-off their boots and enjoy the ACM’s no-holds-barred musical tradition.
  • Grey Goose –The World’s Best Tasting Vodka, is hosting a VIP ultra premium lounge at the ACM All Star Jam.  This year’s experience provides invited guests a night of celebration and fun while enjoying world class Grey Goose cocktails.
  • Martin Guitar – Martin Guitar has been making the world’s best acoustic guitars for over 180 years. Country music superstars performing at the ACM All-Star Jam will have the opportunity to play these premiere guitars backstage, courtesy of C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
  • SoundExchange – The ACM All-Star Jam is sponsored in part by SoundExchange, an independent performance rights organization with a mission to support, protect and propel the entire music industry forward. SoundExchange collects and distributes digital royalties for the streaming of sound recordings for recording artists like those performing at the ACM Awards.
  For more information, visit, , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE .

Relive R.M.S. Titanic’s Haunted Legacy This Halloween with Nightly Ghost Tours at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor


Relive R.M.S. Titanic’s Haunted Legacy This Halloween with Nightly Ghost Tours at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor

Receive Complimentary Tours at the Exhibition with Ticket Purchase, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2


This Halloween, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino presents their annual Haunted Ghost Tours, inviting guests to relive the chilling stories of R.M.S. Titanic and discover if the Exhibition’s mysterious encounters are true.  Appropriate for the whole family, the tours will run nightly from 5 – 9 p.m., in 30-minute increments, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

With more than 300 real artifacts inside the Exhibition, many employees and guests have wondered if ghosts of former passengers have returned to find their long lost possessions. One of the most interesting spirit stories told is the “Lady in Black” who is often seen on the Grand Staircase crying for her famous friend, Margaret Brown. Visitors also get the chance to feel the presence of Frederick Fleet, Titanic’s look-out,  who watches over the Promenade Deck as he attempts to make up for his unfortunate late sighting of the iceberg.

Additionally, guests will learn about the passenger who prophesied the sinking of the Ship of Dreams by writing to a friend just a few days before perishing in the North Atlantic, “Right now I wish the ‘Titanic‘ were lying at the bottom of the ocean.”

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. with Haunted Tours from 5-8 p.m. in 30-minutes increments. Last admission into the Exhibition is at 9 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: Regularly priced tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and $24 for children 4 – 12 years of age. Taxes and fees not included. It is recommended that children 12 and under are accompanied by a teacher or parent as an adult guide. For additional information or to reserve tickets by phone, call 800-557-7428 or 702-262-4400.

About R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States Federal Court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. In the summer of 2010, R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., conducted a ground-breaking expedition to Titanic 25 years after its discovery, to undertake innovative 3D video recording, data gathering and other technical measures so as to virtually raise Titanic, preserving the legacy of the Ship for all time. Please visit R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. website at

About Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI), located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES…The Exhibition, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, and Real Pirates in partnership with National Geographic. The success of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. lies in its ability to produce, manage, and market exhibitions. Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the Company’s web site:


School is Now in Session: Night School 4 Girls Opens at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip

Night School 4 Girls

School is Now in Session: Night School 4 Girls Opens
at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip

Class is now in session at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip as Night School 4 Girls debuts at its rocking new home. The sinfully crafted course gives ladies the chance to unleash their inner bombshell and transform themselves into Vegas vixens.

The fun and frisky class will be featured on the hit Bravo show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, with television personality and fashion model Brandi Glanville serving as the special Night School 4 Girls guest host.

“I had so much fun working with Night School 4 Girls and am excited for its launch at the Hard Rock Cafe,” said Glanville. “I love its message of empowerment and that it really reinforces that you can be sexy at any age and any shape!”

“Night School 4 Girls is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows ladies to bring out their wild side, and to have a lot of fun while doing it,” said Bri Steck, Partner and COO of Night School 4 Girls.

The 70-minute class teaches students sexy moves, the art of sensuality, pole dancing tricks and a burlesque routine, complete with chairs and feather boas. Demonstrating the hottest moves on the Strip, instructors are none other than real Vegas showgirls, who headline in sexy shows such as FANTASY and Jubilee!

Appealing to every age, Night School 4 Girls is the perfect destination for bachelorette parties, the next girls night out, divorce parties or just for ladies looking to “further” their education. After completing the course, students graduate as Vegas lifestyle pros, gaining a new set of skills and a diploma as proof. Ladies also receive tickets to the hottest import from the Outback, Thunder From Down Under and a souvenir photograph and t-shirt. Specialty party packages are available and include limo service, VIP entry and open bar at Las Vegas’ hottest nightclubs and more.

Produced by SPI Entertainment, Inc. the leading Las Vegas provider of world-class, female-targeted entertainment, which also produces the hit shows Thunder From Down Under and American Storm, Night School 4 Girls promises the best ladies-only experience on the Strip.

Night School 4 Girls takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip weekend afternoons. Tickets start at $39 for general admission, with specialty packages available. For a limited time only, locals receive a special opening ticket price of $20 for general admission (code: Locals). Ages 21 and up. For more information on packages, schedules and more, visit: or call 702-701-7778.

About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment, Inc. is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, The Australian Bee Gees Show, and American Storm.


About Hard Rock International
With a total of 181 venues in 58 countries, including 142 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.  The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai.  HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Melaka and San Jose.  New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit

CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand to Host Youth Safety Day

CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand to Host Youth Safety Day

Parents and Children from the Las Vegas Valley are Invited to Attend the Free Event

CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand has teamed up with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) to host the Youth Safety Day event. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 3rd from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at CSI: The Experience and is free to all those who wish to attend.

The Youth Safety Day event takes place just in time for Clark County School District’s spring break for students, and is designed around educational and safety initiatives. Activities at the event include finger printing, child DNA kits, crime prevention safety information, a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog, and more.

Event participants include: CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), LVMPD Convention Center Area Command, McGruff the Crime Dog, Metro’s CSI Explorer Youth Post, Metro’s Gang Crime Bureau, Metro’s Youth Education Section (YES)/DARE, Metro Volunteers Program, Crime Stoppers of Nevada, Clark County School District Police Department and School-Community Partnership Program, Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy Association and   UNLV’s Safe Community Partnership.

CSI: The Experience is a challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction that places guests in the role of a crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The unique experience spans an impressive 12,000 square feet and features dazzling special effects, meticulous crime scene recreations and two state-of-the-art crime labs. Through hands-on activities and using real equipment, patrons are given the tools to gather the evidence, investigate the scene and solve the crime.

Developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and produced by EMS Exhibits, Inc. in partnership with Key Brand Entertainment under a license from CBS Consumer Products, CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand combines the entertainment of the hit show with real-life scientific principles and investigative techniques – from DNA and fingerprint analysis to forensic anthropology and toxicology. In August 2011, The Experience welcomed its 300,000th guest, and thanks to its national and international popularity, the numbers continue to grow.

Located along MGM Grand’s Studio Walk, CSI: The Experience is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the last entry at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the MGM Grand Box Office or by phone at (702) 891- 7006 or (877) 660- 0660. Special group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-1111 or go online to or Become a fan on Facebook or follow CSI: The Experience on Twitter.


Union Village Retains Several Local Consulting Firms, Hammes Company and HKS Architects




Union Village Retains Several Local Consulting Firms,
Hammes Company and HKS Architects


Union Village has retained several local design and consulting firms, preeminent healthcare consulting firm Hammes Company and leading architectural design firm HKS Architects to assist in the project’s rapid growth and development.

Hammes Company, the nation’s largest healthcare facility development firm, with a local office in Henderson, will serve as the overall project manager for Union Village, including site development, hospital program management, and medical office building development. 

“With Union Village, we have a rare opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking concept that integrates comprehensive health and wellness capabilities with retail, entertainment and cultural amenities,” remarked Hammes Company Regional Manager Bill Foulkes.

HKS Architects will serve as Union Village’s master plan architect, and architect for the acute care hospitals.  Operating out of their Las Vegas office, HKS Architects’ role includes addressing specific design parameters for various components of the project, such as building use and density, public amenities, pedestrian and bicycle trails, energy and waste strategies, on and off site utilities, streets and parking and landscape design.

Several other local design and consulting firms have been retained to assist Hammes Company and HKS Architects in their efforts.  The Henderson office of civil engineering consulting company Cardno/WRG has been brought on to review the existing site, prepare a survey, and develop civil engineering and utility reports for the planned development. 

The Las Vegas branch of the nationally recognized geotechnical firm Terracon has been retained to complete the environmental site assessment.  

Las Vegas consulting firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc will conduct both the traffic and parking studies for the proposed development.  This includes reviewing Union Village’s parking needs and master plan for traffic improvements between the project site and the City of Henderson.

“Kimley-Horn’s Las Vegas staff is both excited to work with such a world-class team on this project, and also to see the use of local firms,” said Ana Mendoza, business development manager with Kimley-Horn.

“Through the hiring of these local firms, the City of Henderson will already begin to see a positive economic impact and the creation of local jobs as a result of this project,” Foulkes adds.  “And we have just begun.”

About Union Village
Located in Henderson, Nev., Union Village will be the first integrated Health Village in the world. The visionary model for health care will offer a world-class hospital complex, residential, entertainment and specialty retail space, a vibrant senior retirement community and cultural arts center integrated into a master planned community. The first of the three phases of the architecturally aesthetic, technologically innovative and environmentally sustainable village to be developed on 171 acres, will include Union Centre, featuring a state-of-the-art hospital and healthcare complex; Union Plaza, a specialty retail center with medical offices, residential apartments, entertainment and a mid-range all-suite hotel; Union Place, home to a vibrant Senior Village; and Union Park, serving as the village’s cultural center complete with the Henderson Space and Science Center and a possible performing arts theater. For more information visit




49TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK EVENT – October 1 & 2, 2011

Jennifer Main has been named Featured Artist for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s 49th Annual Art in the Park event. Main’s unique style is instantly recognizable for her whimsy and fearless use of vibrant color. “My favorite subjects to paint are my own characters which I create in my mind,” Main says. “I often use them to express a positive message about an aspect of life’s complex journey.”

As a young girl Main discovered she had a strong passion for painting. She began selling her work in galleries at the age of 17 and quickly became one of the top selling artists within the galleries. With growing confidence, hard work, and determination she experienced 13 years as a successful full-time artist. Main’s work is shown in galleries nationally and is available locally at her Las Vegas gallery. Main’s popularity continues to grow worldwide as collectors and fans are drawn to her vibrant art. You can view Jennifer’s work in booth #179 at this year’s Art in the Park event taking place October 1st and 2nd, 2011.

Art in the Park is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest. The event features more than 320 original artists in the fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories. The festival is Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boulder City Hospital.

Art in the Park is free to the public, and although Boulder City’s population is just over 16,800, the event draws over 100,000 visitors. The event takes place in beautiful downtown Boulder City, free parking is available throughout the city. Paid parking is available in the old Boulder City Airport parking lot with complimentary shuttle service taking visitors to the event.

2011 sponsors include, First Solar Development, Inc., Desert Radiologists, Mix 94.1, Las Vegas Review-Journal, BLVDS Magazine, Barefoot Wine, Coach America, Red Rock Tents, and Pure Evidence Audio.

Artist applications, program advertisements orders, volunteer forms, photos, maps and additional information is available by visiting  

The Boulder City Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise funds for capital equipment and improvements to the non-profit Boulder City Hospital.

To learn more about Art in the Park, Boulder City Hospital or the Boulder City Hospital Foundation, please contact Wendy Adams at (702) 293-0214 or .