JDRF Takes FUN-draising Virtual with a Little Help from Their Friends



Justin Willman, star and creator of Netflix’s Magic for Humans will be a special guest during the inaugural event on Sunday, June 28

Gather family and friends for an afternoon of FUN-draising to support JDRF Nevada with the launch of Together for a Cure! Like many charities, JDRF’s Nevada Chapter is struggling to replace fundraising opportunities that were sidelined due to COVID-19. The team has put in place a virtual variety show featuring some of the city’s top performers and beyond.

In this special kick-off event, magician and comedian Justin Willman, star and creator of the hit Netflix original series Magic for Humans, will help get the party started. Willman, whose wife Jillian Sipkins lives with type 1 diabetes, was happy to support the cause.

World-renowned juggler and comedian Jeff Civillico will emcee Together for a Cure and will be featured throughout the show with special guests performing short routines sure to keep the whole family entertained!

Entertainers featured throughout include Murray the Magician, tapping twins Sean and John Scott, an aerial performance by Duo Dragonwing, and many more to be announced!

Supporters can also bid on great silent auction items beginning today (Monday, June 22) until 8 p.m. on June 28 here: www.jdrf.org/Nevada/together

Together we can keep driving impactful research forward, even during the most challenging of times, improving the lives of millions living with type 1 diabetes.

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The comfort of your home via a special Zoom link!

Admission into Together for a Cure is just $50 per household and can be purchased here: www.jdrf.org/Nevada/together. Once registered, attendees will receive a unique link to access the event.

If you wish to donate, but cannot attend, you can do so here www.jdrf.org/Nevada/together.
These efforts will help our community turn type 1 into type none!

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Announces Celebrity Host and Entertainment Lineup for Denim & Diamonds Gala


Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Announces Celebrity Host and Entertainment Lineup for Denim & Diamonds Gala, Oct. 18


Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is excited to announce that celebrity comedian Jeff Civillico will host the 10th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala on Friday, Oct. 18. A headliner with Caesars Entertainment for over seven years, Jeff Civillico is bringing his big personality from The Paris Hotel & Casino to the Las Vegas Ballpark field to host the glittering soiree. The Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s cause is near and dear to Civillico’s heart as he is the Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 national nonprofit that creates opportunities for professional performers to share their time and talent with children in need.


“Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s mission is one I feel passionately about,” says Civillico. “I am excited and honored to host their Denim & Diamonds gala and am looking forward to helping the foundation raise the funds they need to continue to make a difference in the Las Vegas community.”


Joining in on the festivities is a comedy troupe whose successful sketches led them to be featured on their very on HBO series. The comedic group is set to join Civillico on the Las Vegas Ballpark field to bring the laughs while supporting a cause they feel passionately about.


Kicking off with a silent auction at 6 p.m., guests are invited to sip on three different specialty cocktails presented by Subway, each featured at the first, second and third base bars. Following the silent auction, Civillico will take the stage to host a riveting live auction featuring exciting packages including a six month private jet package courtesy of Cirrus Aviation, a trip to the Amalfi Coast and the chance to take home a golden doodle. A mouthwatering culinary lineup will then take center stage, pairing well with the comedic troop’s hilarious sketches. The sparkling evening will come to a bright close with a surprise pyrotechnic finale and gift bags for all attendee’s courtesy of Michel E. Minden Diamond Jewelers. Guests are invited to keep the party going at the Las Vegas Ballpark’s “Playstudios” for a lively after party inclusive of dynamic music, an energetic dance floor and craft cocktails.


Tickets, tables and sponsorships for the 10th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2ZkprmC.


About Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

The mission of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation (GGAF) is to help children, young adults and their families master autism by providing assessment and treatment funding; combined with support services, vocational training and transition planning.

We provide family-centered care through one or more of our programs and services and help prepare individuals with autism to live as independent adults with functioning roles in our community.

We act as a community safety net by filling in treatment and funding gaps not covered by state and federal resources or insurance. Our organization achieves this by collaborating with other organizations, state agencies, or providers to give children with Autism Spectrum Disorder growing up in Nevada a better quality of life and future as they transition into adults.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas to kick off Oktoberfest with celebrity keg tapper Cesar Millan, Friday, Sept. 13

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Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas to kick off Oktoberfest
with celebrity keg tapper Cesar Millan, Friday, Sept. 13

Millan is the first of a full Oktoberfest lineup of celebrity keg tappers

For one night only, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas will become the dog Haus, as it welcomes world-renowned dog whisperer Cesar Millan as the first celebrity keg tapper of the Oktoberfest season on Friday, Sept. 13. Millan will kick off the season by tapping the first keg of Oktoberfestbier while revelers celebrate the grand opening of his limited-engagement residency Cesar Millan – My Story: Unleashed at the David Copperfield Theater inside MGM Grand.

Millan is the first of several celebrity keg tappers, who will be on hand every Friday and Saturday night throughout Oktoberfest to tap the keg, while guests enjoy stein-holding contests, live entertainment, bar games, prizes and more.

Fellow keg tappers include performers Frankie Moreno (Saturday, Sept. 14), FANTASY (Friday, Sept. 20), Jeff Civillico (Saturday, Sept. 21), Hans Klok (Friday, Sept. 27), Raiding the Rock Vault (Saturday, Sept. 28), Crazy Girls (Friday, Oct. 4), Rick Harrison (Saturday, Oct. 5), The Australian Bee Gees (Friday, Oct. 11), Anthony Cools (Saturday, Oct. 12), Chippendales (Friday, Oct. 18), Zowie Bowie (Saturday, Oct. 19), Murray SawChuck (Friday, Oct. 25) and Ricardo Laguna (Saturday, Oct. 26).

Come for the party and stay for the food! Before Oktoberfest had its own designated brew, taverns and eating houses, including the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, served up delicious seasonal fare for guests to enjoy. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas continues that time-honored tradition by offering daily Oktoberfest specials every day of the week.

Monday: Biergulasch (tender beef braised in goulash spices and HB dark beer)

Tuesday: Bier Bratl “Oktoberfest” (pork roast with onion beer gravy)

Wednesday: Oktoberfest Jägerhackbraten (homemade German-style meat loaf topped with creamy mushroom sauce, served with mashed potatoes, cucumber salad and garnished with crispy fried onions)

Thursday: HB Räucherplatte (an assortment of smoked Bavarian meats and sausages)

Friday: HB-Oktoberfest Rouladen (braised beef roll with bacon, onions and pickles) and Schweinshaxe (crispy pork shank)

Saturday: Schweinshaxe (crispy pork shank)

Sunday: Oktoberfest Schmankerl Tower (an assortment of Bavarian meat and poultry specials on a three-tiered tower)

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the only place in Las Vegas where beer lovers can taste the same Oktoberfestbier that is served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. The full-bodied lager is brewed to perfection and sports a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume. Oktoberfestbier is imported from the same batches made for the Oktoberfest tent in Munich to Hofbräuhaus locations across the country. Luckily, partiers don’t need to go to Munich to enjoy this famous flavor. The Las Vegas location alone serves an average of 22,500 liters or 5,943 gallons per month.

Oktoberfest runs from Friday, Sept. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 31 and reservations are highly recommended. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. To make a reservation, please call 702.853.BEER (2337) or visit HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.

About Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas which creates a true Bavarian beer hall experience that is even more than a dining adventure. No ordinary restaurant, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is an energetic party daily, with authentic German bands, boisterous sing-alongs, dancing in the aisles and on the benches, and premium Hofbräu beer. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzel, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and so much more.

Celebs, Puppy Fashion Show, Pet Mansion Auction Hit Town Square – Friday

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Fido, Mr. Wiggles and many more pups are bringing their swagger and snazziest get-ups … all for a very good cause.
This Friday (October 17), HomeAid Southern Nevada will host its pet fashion show and live pet house auction at The Green at Town Square (located adjacent to Guitar Center and Pot Liquor CAS). Pups from Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and A Home 4 Spot will show off the latest in pet fashions during a show hosted by celebrity magician Jeff Civillico. Shortly thereafter, Rock of Ages’ Mark Shunock will help auction off four absolutely extravagant pet houses, with all funds raised benefitting HomeAid Southern Nevada and pet rescues throughout the valley. See attached for photos of select homes that will be auctioned as well as an overview of Project Playhouse Pet Edition events.
The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with a VIP Party, featuring a silent auction, cocktails, scrumptious cuisine from Pot Liquor CAS and gift bags. Tickets to the VIP Party are $50, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting HomeAid’s mission to provide housing for the local homeless. The fashion show starts at 6:30 p.m.–admittance to the show as well as the live auction are free and open to the public.
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High Roller at The LINQ Opens Early on Saturday Mornings Exclusively for Families in Las Vegas

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Families with children will have private access to ride the High Roller in the morning with the
Family Hour Package

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The High Roller at The LINQ – the world’s tallest observation wheel standing at 550 feet tall – will open at 10 a.m. exclusively for families with children. The Family Hour Package will enable riders with kids 12 and under to ride the High Roller in a family setting on Saturday mornings, prior to the observation wheel opening to the public.

The Family Hour Package is priced at $49.95 and is available every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The package includes:

2 adult tickets
3 children tickets
3 High Roller binoculars for guests to keep
3 Juice drinks from the Sky Lounge

Present your High Roller ticket at The Quad (soon to be The LINQ Hotel & Casino) box office and receive 2-for-1 tickets to see Jeff Civillico. The show blends comedy with physical humor, stunts and juggling with friendly audience interaction and insane amounts of energy, great for all ages. Showtimes are at 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. On the same caliber, guests at the Jeff Civillico show can present their show tickets at the High Roller box office to receive $5 off their High Roller ticket.
Valet and self-parking are conveniently located under the High Roller observation wheel, with access via Flamingo Road to LINQ Lane or Koval Lane to Winnick Ave.

For more information and to purchase tickets and packages, please visit: http://www.caesars.com/thelinq/high-roller.html

About The LINQ Promenade & High Roller
Caesars Entertainment is redefining the iconic Las Vegas skyline with The LINQ Promenade, an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district, anchored by the world’s tallest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller. Named as the “Best thing to do on the perfect weekend getaway in Las Vegas” by Condé Nast Traveler, The LINQ Promenade and High Roller features more than 30 unique retail, dining and entertainment venues and plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and more. Located at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the 550-foot tall High Roller, recently voted as one the top places to take a selfie by Travel + Leisure, is the focal point of the unique urban entertainment district and has proven to be a top location to spot celebrities. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive experience including video and music that fade away to unveil spectacular views of the famed resort city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution. Each cabin accommodates up to 40 people. Cabins are available for individual or group experiences. For more information, visit LINQ.com.

Photos/Recap: Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops serves as Nevada’s Big Give headquarters, April 25

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Nevada’s Big Give raises more than $472,000 for Nevada nonprofits in 24 hours



On Friday, April 25, Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops served as the official campaign headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give, which raised $472,000 in 24 hours of online giving for charities throughout the state of Nevada.


Throughout the day, visitors, community leaders and local celebrities stopped by the Nevada’s Big Give headquarters in the upstairs room at Cabo Wabo Cantina and made donations and personal contributions to the campaign and their favorite charity. Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, State Senators Mike Roberson and Ruben Kihuen, Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, comedian Jeff Civillico, Travis Cloer from Jersey Boys, UNLV cheerleaders with the UNLV mascot Hey Reb and cast members from Jabbawockeez and X Burlesque showed their support for the statewide giving campaign.


Throughout the event, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens displayed the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s biggest day of giving. Miracle Mile Shops partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign celebrating a year of change in 2014 through monthly fountain fundraisers, community partnerships and cash and in-kind donations.


Nevada’s Big Give, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state. In the past three years, Nevada’s Big Give has raised more than $1,440,000 for hundreds of deserving organizations in Nevada.

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 CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky makes a donation at Big Give headquarters inside Miracle Mile Shops.

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Nevada’s Big Give

On April 25th, Nevadans will come together for 24 hours of online giving. From 12 am-11:59 pm, you will have the opportunity to give where you live on one central website www.nvbiggive.org. Find your favorite charitable cause or discover a new cause to support with a secure, online donation, as little as $10. Cash prizes will be awarded to the nonprofits with the highest number of unique donors and the highest dollar amount raised. Keep up with the latest Nevada’s Big Give news on Facebook and Twitter.



Established in 2003, NevadaGIVES is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to increase awareness of philanthropy so more people give back in a way that is meaningful to them. The goal is to build a vibrant, effective and growing philanthropic community that improves the quality of life for all Nevadans, as well as to support volunteerism by serving as an informational resource. For more information about NevadaGIVES, visit www.nevadagives.org.


Cabo Wabo Cantina

Sammy Hagar’s hard rockin’ dining and live music venue combines the laid-back beach-town vibe of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip. Blending coastal Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine, the menu offers a tantalizing mix of flavorful food, killer margaritas and an awesome venue where it is never uncommon to catch the Red Rocker himself jamming out with a live set on stage. Cabo Wabo Cantina opens daily at 8 a.m. More information about Cabo Wabo Cantina is available at www.cabowabocantina.com, by calling 702.385.2226, or follow Cabo Wabo on Twitter and Instagram accounts, @CaboWaboLV, and become a fan on Facebook.  For more information about Hagar and his famous Cabo Wabo Tequila, guests may visit www.redrocker.com and www.cabowabo.com.


Miracle Mile Shops

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by Tristar Capital and RFR Holding LLC, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.


Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW celebrated its 1,000th performance in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 20 with a pre-show event to celebrate the production’s accomplishments, including new songs, arrangements, video projections and costumes. Local celebrities and notables in attendance included President and COO of Excalibur Hotel & Casino Renee West, Chris Phillips (Zowie Bowie), comedian Jeff Civillico, all-girl rock band Doll Face, as well as cast members from Thunder From Down Under, FANTASY, Tournament of Kings and JABBAWOCKEEZ.

“We are very proud of this show, and we are excited for the audience to see the new elements that have been added.” said Adam Steck, founder and CEO of SPI Entertainment, Inc.  “The 1,000 show milestone is a tribute to the quality of the performers on stage as well as a testament to the timeless music of the Bee Gees.”

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW channels Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb with their spot-on vocals, striking visual resemblance and captivating stage presence. The group has performed in over 40 countries and in front of more than 1 million people. The show has been in residency at The Excalibur since February 2011.

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THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW performs Saturday through Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Ticket prices range from $44.95 to $59.95 plus taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Excalibur Box Office, or by visiting abgshow.com or ticketmaster.com  Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-597-7600.


About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment 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, Boyz II Men and RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf and The Jacksons. www.SPIentertainment.com





East met West Saturday, January 11, as PANDA! celebrated its world premiere at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. The first-ever Chinese production to take up a residency on the famed Las Vegas Strip, PANDA! hosted a red carpet event in honor of its opening, featuring world-renowned celebrities, athletes, and beauty queens.

Among the guests in attendance were Holly Madison, Carrot Top, Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer Zou Shiming, Shanna Moakler, Josh Strickland, hypnotist Marc Savard, Claire Sinclair, Ricardo Laguna, Jeff Civillico, Murray and Chloe SawChuck, Thunder From Down Under’s Chris Asimos, America’s Got Talent magicians Jarret & Raja, speaker, actress, and former gymnast Cathy Rigby, Steinway artist Danny Wright, and cast members from Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet.

In true Las Vegas style, PANDA! honored its world-premiere with glitz and glam as it hosted all of the current Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA contestants, as well as 2013 Miss Nevada USA Chelsea Caswell and 2013 Miss Nevada Teen USA Amanda Jenkins.

The representatives of several politicians, including Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Harry Reid, and Rep. Dina Titus issued proclamations welcoming the Chinese production to Las Vegas.

“I’m humbled to bring my vision to Las Vegas,” said director Zhao. “This authentic Chinese production is unlike anything U.S. audiences have ever seen and I look forward to dazzling them with our spectacular show.”

PANDA! performs Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Palazzo Theater. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($48-$128), visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, go online to www.venetian.com/panda, or call 702.414.9000.

Directed by creative genius An Zhao, PANDA! is a hold-on-to-your-seat spectacle that combines high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, music and dance, and includes a talented cast of award-winning performers from the China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe.

Produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, PANDA! is set against stunning LED backdrops on a newly renovated stage.

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With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the Silver LEED®-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards,” the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features  more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski.  The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

Miracle Mile Shops Serves As Official Headquarters For Nevada’s Big Give, April 25

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WHAT: On Thursday, April 25, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will serve as the official headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give, 24 hours of online giving supporting nonprofits serving the state of Nevada.

Throughout the day, local celebrities and community leaders, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, will visit Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters to make personal contributions to the campaign. Additionally, select restaurants will feature light bites at the headquarter location for guests and volunteers. All day, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens will display the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s Big Give.

Thursday, April 25

10 a.m.: BMX rider and TV personality Ricardo Laguna
Noon: Comedian Jeff Civillico
1 p.m.: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky
3 p.m.: Million Dollar Quartet – Benjamin D. Hale
4 p.m.: cast from Chippendales
5 p.m.: Jersey Boys – Graham Fenton and Rob Marnell
6 p.m.: Absinthe – Angel Porrino
7 p.m.: cast from Frank Marino’s Divas
8 p.m.: PEEPSHOW – Josh Strickland and cast
9 p.m.: X Burlesque dancers cast members

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Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters, between House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Las Vegas Fight Shop
3663 Las Vegas Blvd., S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109


ABOUT:  In its inaugural year, Nevada’s Big Give raised more than $413,000 for local nonprofits. This year, the organization hopes to raise $1 million for Nevada charities within one day. The initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2013.

Photos: Raiding the Rock Vault Debuts at LVH in Rock-Star Style

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Raiding the Rock Vault Debuts at LVH in Rock-Star Style

Rock legends and celebrities came together to celebrate the opening of Raiding the Rock Vault, the ultimate journey through the genre’s famed history

Raiding the Rock Vault officially opened at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Monday, March 18, as rock ‘n’ roll legends came together to take audiences on a wild ride through music history. Featuring the greatest rock hits from 1948 to 1989, the larger-than-life music showcase boasts classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more.

Celebrities and rock stars descended on the LVH Theater to experience songs that changed the world in the showroom that Elvis called home. Stars who came out to welcome the show included Carrot Top, Recycled Percussion, Maren Wade (iCandy The Show), Daisy de la Hoya, Troy Burgess (Rock of Ages), Chippendales, Chris Phillips, Ricardo Laguna, Anthony Cools, rock-star artist Michael Godard, the ladies of FANTASY, Murray SawChuck, Tommy Wind, Danny Koker and the cast of Counting Cars, Jeff Civillico, Zito 77, Jasmine Trias (American Idol), singer-songwriter Ben Stone, and LVH’s Esteban and Teresa Joy.

Guest vocalist Bobby Kimball (Toto) was on hand to perform with the show’s top-notch rock lineup, which includes Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart, Bad Company), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (L.A. Guns, Guns N’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

Written by esteemed Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Supertramp) and musician, producer and vocalist John Payne (Asia),

Raiding the Rock Vault gives audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane.

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Cast of Counting Cars


PHOTO Credit: David Becker

Ticket prices for Raiding the Rock Vault range from $49 to $100 (plus fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, signed concert program, signed album, meet and greet and VIP pass). Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

Photos: Recycled Percussion Opens with a Bang at The Quad Resort & Casino

Recycled Percussion Opens with a Bang at The Quad Resort & Casino

Junk rock shook the walls of the Q Theater as Recycled Percussion celebrated its grand opening

Recycled Percussion kicked off its two-year residency at The Quad Resort & Casino Thursday, March 14, as Strip headliners and fans came together to celebrate the debut of the most interactive show in Las Vegas at the Q Theater.

Celebrities who gathered for the premiere of the show included:  Carrot Top, Claire Sinclair and cast members of Pin Up, comedy hypnotist Marc Savard, Ricardo Laguna, Chris Phillips, Maren Wade (iCandy The Show), Frank Marino and the cast of Divas Las Vegas, rock legends from Raiding the Rock Vault including John Payne, Paul Shortino and Tracii Guns, Daisy De La Hoya, Tara Palsha (VEGAS! The Show), Mark Shunock (Rock of Ages), the cast of Evil Dead: The Musical, Anthony Cools, MO5AIC, Chippendales, Jeff Civillico and more.

Credit: Denise Truscello

Produced by one of Las Vegas’ most highly-regarded producers, David Saxe, the new Recycled Percussion show promises to be the most impressive yet. The extreme show includes past junk rock favorites and surprising new additions, as well as a high-production set complete with light walls and lasers.


Recycled Percussion has been rocking the Las Vegas Strip for over three years with an unprecedented combination of extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism. Whether playing on buckets, ladders, grinders or sinks, the group’s boundless energy and creativity are sure to blow audiences away.


In what can only be described as the most interactive show in Las Vegas, upon entrance to the show guests are equipped with a drumstick and instrument, encouraging them to play along to the junk rock fun.

Recycled Percussion takes the stage at the Q Theater at The Quad Saturday – Thursday (dark Friday). For more information and ticket prices, visit http://www.thequadlv.com/ or call The Quad Box Office at (800) 351-7400. More information on Recycled Percussion can be found at www.recycledpercussionband.com.