Comic David Alan Grier Returns to Treasure Island July 14

Comic David Alan Grier Returns to Treasure Island July 14

Stand-up comic and Broadway, film and television star David Alan Grier will perform at the Treasure Island Theater with Kira Soltanovich on Friday, July 14 at 9 p.m.

Grier rose to fame on the sketch comedy series “In Living Color” alongside comedians Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Tommy Davidson. Since then he has hosted the stand-up series “Premium Blend” and starred in his own Comedy Central special “The Book of David: The Cult Figure’s Manifesto.” Grier is one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”

Before his big break on “In Living Color,” Grier got his start on Broadway in “The First,” for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor and won a Theatre World Award. He was also a member of the original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls.” Most recently, Grier earned a Tony Award nomination and Grammy Award nomination for his work in “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.”

Currently, Grier plays Jerrod Carmichael’s father in the comedy series “The Carmichael Show,” now in its third season on NBC.

Grier shares the stage with Soltanovich, who played pranks alongside female comedians, including Chelsea Handler, for three seasons on “Girls Behaving Badly.” She was also a correspondent on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Most recently, she released her one-hour special “You Did This to Me,” which she filmed and produced while more than seven months pregnant.

Tickets are available starting at $49.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com.

About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment.  Home to Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.comhttps://www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.

Photos/Video: Celebrity Highlights / “Mayweather VS Pacquiao” Presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV

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Earlier this evening at the blockbuster welterweight world championship unification super-fight between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao, presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View, the biggest names in entertainment and sports arrived at the MGM Grand to watch as Mayweather defended his title, beating Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

Prior to the ‘fight of the century,’ the following celebrities attended SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV’s VIP Pre-Fight Party at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:  Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Charles Barkley, Drew Barrymore, Matt Bomer (HBO’S The Normal Heart), Jerry Bruckheimer, Louis C.K., Jim Caviezel, Dave Chapelle, Kevin Chapman, Julie Chen, Don Cheadle (Showtime’s House of Lies), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (HBO’S Game Of Thrones), Whitney Cummings (HBO Comedy Special), Claire Danes (Showtime’s Homeland), Michael J. Fox, Antoine Fuqua, Elyes Gabel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pooch Hall (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s Shameless), Allison Janney (Showtime’s Master of Sex), Joshua Jackson (Showtime’s The Affair), Magic Johnson, Michael Keaton, Gayle King, Robert Kraft, Josh Lawson (Showtime’s House Of Lies), Sugar Ray Leonard, Katharine McPhee, Dash Mihok (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Reggie Miller, Shad Moss, Stephen Moyer (HBO’S True Blood), Niecy Nash (HBO’S Getting On), John Ortiz (HBO’S Togetherness), Anna Paquin (HBO’s True Blood), Jordan Peele, Amanda Peet, Wendell Pierce (HBO’S Confirmation), Brett Ratner, Gina Rodriguez, Charlie Rose, Gabriel Salvador, Liev Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Ben Schwartz (Showtime’s House of Lies), Dax Shepard, Ben Silverman, Tony Sirico (HBO’S The Sopranos), Sting, Maura Tierney (Showtime’s The Affair), Glynn Turman (Showtime’s House of Lies), Sheryl Underwood, Jon Voight (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Mark Wahlberg (HBO’S Ballers & Entourage), Victor Williams (Showtime’s The Affair), Ruth Wilson (Showtime’s The Affair), and more along with network executives Leslie Moonves (CBS Corporation President & CEO), Matt Blank (Showtime Chairman & CEO), Richard Plepler (HBO Chairman & CEO), David Nevins (Showtime President), Michael Lombardo (HBO President, Programming), Stephen Espinoza (Showtime Sports Executive Vice President And General Manager) and Ken Hershman (President, HBO Sports).

 

Additional celebrities attended the fight sitting ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, including Anthony Anderson, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Tom Brady, Chris Brown, Kevin Connelly, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Julian Edelman, Jamie Foxx, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Harris, Jay-Z, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Michael Jordan, Michael B. Jordan, Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj, Sugar Shane Mosley, Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Strahan, Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Mike Tyson, Denzel Washington, Lil Wayne, and more.

 

Following the fight, talent from CBS and SHOWTIME along with VIP guests including Jim Caviezel, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Pooch Hall, Shanola Hampton, Allison Janney, Michael B Jordan, Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger, Dash Mihok, Shad Moss, Jordan Peele and more attended a post-fight VIP dinner at Craftsteak featuring Casamigos cocktails.

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TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE FIRST EVER DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE FIRST EVER
DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
AT THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

New Award Will be the AMA’s Highest Honor

Swift Will Open the Show with the World Television Premiere of “Blank Space”

The Show Will Broadcast Live SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd
(8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Taylor Swift will be presented with the inaugural “Dick Clark Award for Excellence” at the 2014 American Music Awards.  Swift will be recognized for her historical album sales as the only artist in history to have three albums – “Speak Now, “Red” and “1989” — each debuting with more than 1 million sold in their first week. This year, in its first week, “1989” sold 1.287 million copies, making it the highest selling album released in 2014. Swift is the first recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, given to an artist who achieves a groundbreaking feat or creates a landmark work.  It is to be bestowed upon someone whose spirit and excellence capture the visionary passion that Dick Clark himself incorporated into everything he did.

Clark, the creator of the 42-year-old American Music Awards, influenced popular music in America for six decades. He was known for maintaining a standard of excellence both in the shows he produced and in the talent that he showcased. Simultaneously “America’s Oldest Teenager” and the most trusted name in music, Clark was responsible for the first TV appearances of many superstars including Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Taylor Swift, who also made her debut on a Dick Clark Production show, will be honored with this prestigious award with Clark’s wife, Kari, in the audience, along with a theatre full of stars who grew up on Clark’s programs. This promises to be one of the most significant moments in the rich history of the AMA’s.

“The first time Dick saw Taylor perform, he knew she was something special,” said Kari Clark, wife of the late Dick Clark.  “He would be thrilled to know she is the first artist to receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence.”

“The American Music Awards most closely reflects Dick Clark’s philosophy of popular music. It provides a platform for the biggest music artists of the day, with the winners voted on by the fans,” said American Music Awards producer Larry Klein.  “Clark always said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives,’ and no one’s recent music has provided a more meaningful soundtrack for the lives of music fans than Taylor Swift.”

Swift will also take to the stage to open the show with the world television premiere performance of her new single “Blank Space”.  She joins a line-up of must-see artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening’s host, Pitbull.  Additional stars slated to present throughout the evening include Uzo Aduba, Jhene Aiko, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Lauren Cohan, Gavin DeGraw, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Becky G, Brantley Gilbert, Danai Gurira, Lucy Hale, Ella Henderson, Julianne Hough, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kira Kazantsev, Heidi Klum, Mary Lambert, Rose McGowan, Danica McKellar, Pat Monahan, Olivia Munn, Kevin O’Leary, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Schilling and Meghan Trainor. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Taylor Swift is the only artist in history to have three million-selling weeks (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989) and the only artist to have two singles hit No. 1 on Billboards HOT 100 Chart this year. Taylor is a global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY winner, and the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and more than 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor’s album RED, released two years ago, sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week. The only other album to sell more than RED was her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, 1989, the highest selling release since 2002 and the only album to go platinum in 2014. 1989 sold almost 1.3 million albums release week topping Billboard’s Top 200 charts and iTunes’ sales charts in 95 countries on its release. 1989 has sold almost three million copies globally and tops Billboard Top 200 for a third week.  “Shake It Off,” the first single from 1989, topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads in the U.S.  Her current single “Blank Space,” immediately skyrocketed to the top of the Hot 100 and iTunes chart on its debut.

NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced last month, revealing six nominations for Iggy Azalea–the most of any artist.  Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting.  Voting began on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s opened on November 1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. The show will be hosted by Lance Bass, Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw, Franke Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks, Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker, and will feature performances by this year’s hottest emerging artists including Becky G, Ella Henderson, Katy Tiz, Mary Lambert and R5. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23.  The live stream can be watched at ABC.com, TheAMAs.com and yahoo.com.

Once the show starts, the full digital experience kicks into high gear on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app for smartphones and tablets.  Sponsored by Kohl’s®, the “AMAs Backstage Live” on WATCH ABC is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast.  Beginning at 8:00 PM ET, WATCH ABC viewers nationwide can choose between four different live feeds that deliver insider viewpoints into all the action happening on the show and backstage: Kohl’s Director’s Cut, Backstage and the Press Room. Verified pay TV viewers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia can also access a live stream of the full awards show as part of WATCH ABC’s regular service. Once aired, the full show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC for 14 days.

The 2014 American Music Awards partners include Cumulus, Music Choice, Shazam, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.

The 2014 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Co-Executive Producers and Larry Klein is producer.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

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Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Shania Twain Wraps First Run of New Show at The Colosseum

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT AEG LIVE
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

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

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

 

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

Show dates are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAND AND VOCALS

Cory Churko – Band Leader, Guitars, Fiddle

JD Blair – Drums

Hardy Hemphill – Keys, Utility

Andy Cichon – Bass

Jason Mowery – Fiddle, Utility

Justin Schipper – Steel, Utility

Josh Gooch – Lead Guitars

Mandy Andreasen – Cello / Strings

Jennifer Eriksson – Violin / Strings

Andrea Whitt – Viola / Strings

Carrie Ann Brown – Background Vocals

Ryan Kowarsky – Background Vocals

Dan Kowarsky – Background Vocals

MALE DANCERS

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

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

ARIA RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCES TICKETS ON SALE FOR 11TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

ARIA RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCES TICKETS ON SALE FOR 11TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT            

Tournament Offers Access to Exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course

The 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the second consecutive year March 29-April 1, 2012.  Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, giving fans the opportunity to watch four days of competition with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

“ARIA and Shadow Creek are incredibly proud to welcome the return of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational to Las Vegas,” said Bill McBeath, ARIA’s president and COO.  “We loved opening Shadow Creek to the public for the first time earlier this year for this spectacular tournament and very much look forward to welcoming back Michael, his fans and his celebrity guests.  Most importantly, we are honored to be a part of an event that raises money for a variety of important charitable organizations.”

Since its inception in 2001, the tournament has raised nearly $6 million for charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm.  This past April, the four-day tournament and celebration boasting incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf, included celebrity and sports-star appearances by Jordan, Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Anthony Anderson, Jerome Bettis, Roger Clemens, Larry David, Julius Erving, Jamie Foxx, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Kevin Hart, Brett Hull, Toby Keith, Toni Kukoc, Spike Lee, Mario Lemieux, Mike Piazza, and Alan Thicke, among others.

Michael Jordan said, “Last year’s event was a fun-filled, exciting weekend for not only me, but for our guests, partners and fans.  Bill and his entire resort team at ARIA provided service throughout the weekend that was second-to-none and I, of course, can’t pass up playing golf at Shadow Creek.  I’m looking forward to another successful Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in 2012 and am hopeful to raise even more money next year for the participating charities.”

This year’s MJCI is scheduled to kick off Wednesday, March 28 at ARIA with a welcome reception presented by Jordan Brand.  The first of two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 29 at Shadow Creek.  The final round of the Celebrity-Amateur will take place Friday, March 30.

The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament begins Saturday, March 31 and includes only the competing celebrities.  The second and final round of the MJCI will be played Sunday, April 1.  Additional festivities and special events surrounding the Saturday and Sunday competition, as well as celebrity participants, will be announced in the near future.

Tickets are on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts box offices, Concierge desks, and online at www.arialasvegas.com, www.mjcigolf.com and www.shadowcreek.com.  Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission tickets, as well as daily or weekly VIP passes.  VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from the “M life VIP Deck,” an open-air hospitality complex overlooking the par-5, 18th hole.

Prices are as follows:

Daily General Admission Pass $30/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly General Admission Pass $100/Thursday-Sunday
Daily VIP Pass $150/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly VIP Pass $500/Thursday-Sunday

Discounted tickets are available for military service members with valid identification, and Senior Citizens 65 years of age or older with valid ID; both groups will receive 25 percent off a daily or weekly general admission ticket.  Additionally, the tournament has created a special “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket offer, which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

For more information about the MJCI at ARIA at CityCenter, visit www.arialasvegas.com, www.MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
The centerpiece of CityCenter, ARIA features an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities.  From Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil, celebrating the life and legacy of Elvis Presley, and unique culinary offerings from the world’s most talented chefs to innovative nightlife and spa offerings, ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas.  Guests of the resort also enjoy the most technologically advanced guestrooms and premium meeting and convention space.  Combined with CityCenter’s unparalleled amenities including the luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas, and more remarkably the world, has ever seen.  For more information about ARIA, please visit www.arialasvegas.com.


About Shadow Creek
Perennially ranked among Golf Week magazine’s Top 10 courses, Shadow Creek’s special environment is normally reserved solely for guests of MGM Resorts International.  Located in the midst of the barren Nevada desert, the Tom Fazio-designed Shadow Creek makes golfers feel they’ve been transported to another world with its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, spectacular waterfalls, lush gardens and mature trees.

 

Tickets Now on Sale for 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek March 29-April 1, 2012

ARIA Casino ANNOUNCES TICKETS ON SALE FOR 11TH ANNUAL MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 

 

Tournament Offers Access to Exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course

 

The 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort &Casinoat Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the second consecutive year March 29-April 1, 2012. Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, giving fans the opportunity to watch four days of competition with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

ARIAand Shadow Creek are incredibly proud to welcome the return of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational to Las Vegas,” said Bill McBeath, ARIA’s president and COO. “We loved opening Shadow Creek to the public for the first time earlier this year for this spectacular tournament and very much look forward to welcoming back Michael, his fans and his celebrity guests. Most importantly, we are honored to be a part of an event that raises money for a variety of important charitable organizations.”

Since its inception in 2001, the tournament has raised nearly $6 million for charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. This past April, the four-day tournament and celebration boasting incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf, included celebrity and sports-star appearances by Jordan, Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Anthony Anderson, Jerome Bettis, Roger Clemens, Larry David, Julius Erving, Jamie Foxx, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Kevin Hart, Brett Hull, Toby Keith, Toni Kukoc, Spike Lee, Mario Lemieux, Mike Piazza, and Alan Thicke, among others.

Michael Jordan said, “Last year’s event was a fun-filled, exciting weekend for not only me, but for our guests, partners and fans. Bill and his entire resort team at ARIA provided service throughout the weekend that was second-to-none and I, of course, can’t pass up playing golf at Shadow Creek. I’m looking forward to another successful Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in 2012 and am hopeful to raise even more money next year for the participating charities.”

This year’s MJCI is scheduled to kick off Wednesday, March 28 at ARIA with a welcome reception presented by Jordan Brand. The first of two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 29 at Shadow Creek. The final round of the Celebrity-Amateur will take place Friday, March 30.

The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament begins Saturday, March 31 and includes only the competing celebrities. The second and final round of the MJCI will be played Sunday, April 1. Additional festivities and special events surrounding the Saturday and Sunday competition, as well as celebrity participants, will be announced in the near future.

Tickets are on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts box offices, Concierge desks, and online at www.arialasvegas.com,mjcigolf.com and shadowcreek.com. Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission tickets, as well as daily or weekly VIP passes. VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from the “M life VIP Deck,” an open-air hospitality complex overlooking the par-5, 18th hole.

Prices are as follows:

Daily General Admission Pass           $30/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly General Admission Pass      $100/Thursday-Sunday
Daily VIP Pass                                        $150/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly VIP Pass                                    $500/Thursday-Sunday

Discounted tickets are available for military service members with valid identification, and Senior Citizens 65 years of age or older with valid ID; both groups will receive 25 percent off a daily or weekly general admission ticket. Additionally, the tournament has created a special “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket offer, which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

For more information about the MJCI at ARIA at CityCenter, visit www.arialasvegas.com,,www.MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
The centerpiece of CityCenter, ARIA features an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities. From Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil, celebrating the life and legacy of Elvis Presley, and unique culinary offerings from the world’s most talented chefs to innovative nightlife and spa offerings, ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas. Guests of the resort also enjoy the most technologically advanced guestrooms and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with CityCenter’s unparalleled amenities including the luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas, and more remarkably the world, has ever seen. For more information about ARIA, please visit www.arialasvegas.com .

About Shadow Creek
Perennially ranked among Golf Week magazine’s Top 10 courses, Shadow Creek’s special environment is normally reserved solely for guests of MGM Resorts International. Located in the midst of the barren Nevada desert, the Tom Fazio-designed Shadow Creek makes golfers feel they’ve been transported to another world with its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, spectacular waterfalls, lush gardens and mature trees.