Celebrate 50 Years of Greatness at the 2014 Joe Weider’s IFBB Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend at Orleans Arena, September 18-20

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Celebrate 50 Years of Greatness at the 2014 Joe Weider’s IFBB Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend at Orleans Arena, September 18-20

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend celebrates its 50th year as the most prestigious event in the world of bodybuilding and fitness September 18-20 at the Orleans Arena.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest — an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League) — will take center stage at the Orleans Arena. With iconic past champions such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman and Las Vegas’s own Jay Cutler, this is the pinnacle of the bodybuilding sport. The whopping $1,100,000 in total prize money is the all-time highest single purse in the competition’s history.

For the first time since 1984, the Olympia competitions will be broadcast on NBC Sports Group. On October 18 at 10:30 a.m. PDT and repeated on October 25 at 2:30 p.m. PDT, NBCSN will air two 90-minute Olympia Weekend specials.

More than 100 athletes are expected to compete, with the greatest bodybuilders in the world headlining the star-studded weekend. Three-time defending champion Phil “The Gift” Heath will go for his fourth consecutive win, but standing in his way are a host of formidable challengers, led by Kai “The Predator” Greene, who placed runner-up the past two years. Greene is hungrier than ever to dethrone the champ but also knocking on the door is last year’s third-place finisher, Dennis “The Big Bad” Wolf. Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden, Dexter “The Blade” Jackson, Roelly “The Beast” Winklaar, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay and more round out top-notch lineup.

On Thursday, September 18, fans will get to meet the sport’s superstars at Meet the Olympians, located at the Orleans Arena Concourse Level. VIP ticket holders and Platinum Members will be granted early entry at 7:00 p.m. Open to the general public free of charge at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, September 19 – Fitness, Bikini, Ms. Olympia Finals and Mr. Olympia Judging – 7 p.m.
Reserved seating – $65 to $215

Saturday, September 20 – Figure Olympia Finals, Olympia 212 Showdown and Mr. Olympia Finals – 7 p.m.
Reserved seating – $80 to $265

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

JOE WEIDER'S OLYMPIA FITNESS & PERFORMANCE WEEKEND 2014

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).

Boz Scaggs with special guest Dave Mason to perform at The Pearl Concert Theater

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BOZ SCAGGS WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVE MASON TO PERFORM AT THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT

Tickets On Sale Friday, March 1 at noon

To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, visit
any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit
www.ticketmaster.com

Grammy award-winning rock legend Boz Scaggs will perform live at The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. with special guest Dave Mason. Tickets start at $49, plus additional service fees.

Boz Scaggs has put the finishing touches on his new album, titled Memphis. The multi-platinum selling musician has signed with 429 Records and will release Memphis on March 5. Showcasing both original songs and cover choices, Memphis was produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer) and was recorded at Willie Mitchell’s legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other Hi Records artists. Joining Scaggs on Memphis are Willie Weeks (bass), Ray Parker Jr. (guitar), Spooner Oldham (keyboards), the Memphis Horns, Lester Snell (string arrangements) and Steve Jordan (drums).

William Royce “Boz” Scaggs’ started playing music while in high school in Dallas in the ’60s. After several weeks of college, he decided to devote himself instead to journeyman playing around campuses and various clubs and resorts. Scaggs’ guitar and voice provided his self-described “ticket to ride” as he left the States to travel in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Returning in 1967, he developed his skills as a songwriter and recording artist, joining fellow Texan Steve Miller in San Francisco on several albums, before launching into a solo career. He signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records debuting with the renowned Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. Critical acclaim followed, together with a long-term relationship with Columbia Records which yielded the multi-platinum album, Silk Degrees in 1976. That record brought five hit singles and Scaggs’ first Grammy Award. A succession of follow-ups led him on a multi-genre musical journey with successes in film tracks and even a #1 Billboard jazz album, But Beautiful.

He continues to record and tour worldwide and also performs extensively alongside Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan in their band The Dukes of September, which can be seen in their upcoming PBS Special as part of the “Great Performances” series.

Raised in Texas with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Scaggs has used his unique and creative voice to create a trademark sound which combines R&B and blues with jazz and popular music. With an extensive and distinctive career that has expanded over time and garnered many accolades, Scaggs continues to explore new means of musical expression.

World-renowned Dave Mason joins Scaggs for the tour. An inductee of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Worcester England native begin his career at 18, joining Steve Winwood as a member of Traffic. He went on to a successful and long solo career and is most famous for his widely covered song “We Just Disagree” as well as the classic rock staple “Feelin’ Alright.”

The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi and is now on Twitter. Please follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL

March 1 – Bob Weir; Tickets start at $42
March 23 & 24 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45
March 29 – Matchbox Twenty; Tickets start at $79
March 30 – Jay Cutler Classic; Tickets start at $24 for pre-judging event and $34 for the main event
April 12 – Garbage; Tickets start at $34
April 20 – Joe Bonamassa; Tickets start at $73
June 8 & 9 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45
June 21 – Victoria Justice; Tickets start at $33
June 22 – Boz Scaggs with special guest Dave Mason; Tickets start at $49
September 6 & 7 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45
November 2 & 3 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45

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About the Pearl Concert Theater
The Pearl Concert Theater is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.

Photos: Whitney Port and Kristin Cavallari at LAVO; Samantha and Charlotte Ronson at Marquee

Wednesday night, Whitney Port was spotted at LAVO Italian Restaurant with her family. The group enjoyed Tuna Tartare, Maine Lobster, Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Steak, Crispy Zucchini and Creamed Spinach.

Kristin Cavallari was also seen dining at the Italian eatery with beau and NFL quarterback Jay Cutler.

At the Official PROJECT Party at Marquee, Drop the Lime headlined the main room while Samantha Ronson hit the turntables in the Boombox Room. Twin sister and designer Charlotte Ronson was seen partying to the sounds of her sister at a VIP table with friends.

Photo Credit: Karl Larson

Jay Cutler Desert Classic bodybuilding event comes to Palms Casino Resort

 

2012 NPC JAY CUTLER DESERT CLASSIC

TO TAKE PLACE AT THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT

Saturday, April 7, 2012  

Tickets On Sale Now 

Tickets for events start at $24, plus any additional service fees

 

To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com

 

The Palms Casino Resort and Fine Chiropractic present the Ageless Forever and Martini Tan 2012 NPC Jay Cutler Desert Classic. The event will take place inside the Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

The second annual competition begins with a prejudging event at 10 a.m. Tickets for the prejudging event are $24, plus any additional service fees for general admission seating. The finals will take place at 7 p.m. and tickets are priced as $34 and $39 for VIP seating. The contest, featuring contestants from around the country, consists of Body Building, Men’s and Women’s Physique, Women’s Figure and Women’s Bikini.

Making a special appearance, the four-time Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, will be in attendance for a meet and greet and to sign autographs. Multiple vendors specializing in supplements and apparel will also be on hand during the event. For more information, visit jaycutlerdesertclassic.com.

The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi and is now on Twitter. Please follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL

Feb. 18 – Trey Songz with guest Big Sean; $59, $69, $79, $89 & $99
March 2 – Korn; $49, $59 & $79
April 5 – Kelly Clarkson; $69, $79, $89, $99 & $154
April 7 – 2012 NPC Jay Cutler Desert Classic Bodybuilding Event; $24 (Prejudging event); $34 & $39 (Final event)
April 10 & 11 – Eddie Vedder; $79
April 20 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds; $45, $65 & $100
April 29 – Godsmack; $49 & $79
May 11 – Creed; $59, $69 & $79

 

About the Pearl
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.