CATCH Las Vegas Makes Waves with Star-Studded Debut at ARIA Resort & Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATCH LAS VEGAS MAKES WAVES WITH STAR-STUDDED DEBUT AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

New York and Los Angeles’ Buzziest Dining Destination Opens New Enclave on Vegas Strip

 

CATCH Las Vegas, the globally inspired, seafood-centric hotspot favorited by boldface names from NYC to LA, has officially opened doors to its new enclave at ARIA Resort & Casino.

True to form, CATCH Las Vegas’ weekend of opening celebrations drew star-stacked guest lists, culminating with Casamigos’ coveted annual Halloween party. George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Karolina Kurkova, Austin Stowell, Joey Fatone, J.B. Smoove and Marlon Wayans were among the elaborately costumed guests to enjoy celebrated CATCH dishes paired with Casamigos cocktails, a surprise DJ set by Kendall Jenner, and performances by Nas and DJ Cassidy. The Chainsmokers, Floyd Mayweather and Jermaine Dupri and other VIP guests attended Friday’s progressive event highlighting CATCH’s seamless transition from early evening to late night parties with special performances by Rudy Mancuso and Lexy Panterra.

The venue at ARIA amplifies CATCH’s signature experiences – from statement-making, photo-friendly visuals to decadent seafood and sushi combination towers – for The Strip. As guests traverse through the picturesque entryway – a surreal, 80-foot-long tunnel-like pergola, offset by twinkling trellises and colorful blooming walls, it almost feels like stepping into a secret garden or hidden world.

 

Statements by the CATCH Partners

CATCH Co-Founder Mark Birnbaum: “It has been a long-term goal of ours to bring CATCH to Las Vegas. It’s a dream come true to see our name in lights and we couldn’t think of a better resort than ARIA to bring the high-energy CATCH experience to life.”

CATCH Co-Founder Eugene Remm: “Las Vegas is the mecca. We’ve taken the great food, the great service, and the great vibe of our CATCH properties and transplanted it to one of the greatest markets in the world.”

CHG Partner Tilman Fertitta: “Everything we do at CATCH is so special in a new and modern way. We’re so excited to take CATCH to the next level in Las Vegas, one of the great destination cities in the world.”

Internationally Inspired Cuisine

In this setting of glitz and glamour, CATCH is steadfastly committed to delivering a globally inspired selection of dishes seen through modern perspective, innovative flavor combinations and spectacular presentations.

 

  • Seafood Sharables – Guests can dive in with an assortment of bright appetizers that highlight fresh and succulent seafood. The Catch Ceviche infuses the bold flavors of mango and blood orange ponzu with Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The decadent Truffle Sashimi allows guests to indulge in both tuna and Hamachi paired with chili ponzu, caviar and rich black truffle purée.
  • High Rollers – In addition to soon-to-be-announced Las Vegas-exclusive sushi rolls, CATCH also offers its famed signatures. The vegan Veggie King Roll is made with king oyster mushrooms, cashew and spicy miso. For a unique and delicious flavor profile, guests can opt for the Hellfire Roll, which uses spicy tuna in two ways with Asian pear and balsamic.
  • Global Flavors – The hot appetizers feature an assortment of dishes with cultural origins ranging from Asian to Spanish. Favorites include the buttery and rich A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu, prepared tableside on a signature hot stone with yuzu soy, garlic oil, Maldon sea salt and sesame; the Grilled Spanish Octopus, served with crispy potatoes, sofrito and creamy garlic aioli; and the American Lobster Mac & Cheese.
  • Larger Plates – CATCH ups the ante on the Las Vegas feast with options like the 25-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk: 36-ounces of all natural, grass-fed beef with caramelized onion wagyu butter; and the 2.5 Pound Cantonese Lobster prepared with sake, oyster sauce, scallions and garlic.
  • Delightful Desserts – Over-the-top desserts celebrate indulgence with treats like the “Hit Me” Chocolate Cake that encourages guests to smash the liquid “Klondike” bar perched atop a brownie, devil’s food cake and roasted white chocolate ice cream. Other delights include the  Vegan Pistachio “Cheesecake” with coconut sorbet and black cherry jam and The Carnival, a wheel of warm ricotta donuts with dipping sauces like cream cheese frosting, raspberry lime, milk chocolate, and salted caramel.


Sensational Sips

Reimagined classic cocktails pop with flavor, visual display and dramatic delivery at CATCH Las Vegas. Also on the menu, guests find a selection of non-alcoholic creations, an extensively curated wine list and an assortment of spirits.

  • Creative Cocktails – CATCH offers innovative cocktails with names that pay homage to pop culture icons, like the Ziggy Stardust with Volcán Blanco Tequila, white peach, ginger beer, lemon and Hellfire Bitters. Catch 22 – a Las Vegas exclusive – begins with a puff of cotton candy that dissolves before guests’ eyes as a concoction of vodka and yuzu pours atop the pillowing cloud in the glass.
  • Worldly Wine – CATCH Las Vegas features a balanced and playful wine list with a mix of regional and international varietals designed to pair well with CATCH’s diverse cuisine. Highlights of the menu include over a page of sake offerings as well as an extensive selection of rosé wines. Additionally, the menu features the Captain’s Stash, a reserve section of wine that includes premium, fine and rare selections listed above a $1,000 price point.


Lush Design

Tapped to deliver a memorable experience and high-energy transitions from dinner to late-night, Rockwell Group led the design of CATCH Las Vegas, drawing inspiration from the Los Angeles location as well as the Mediterranean to create a warm and welcoming oasis.

Design highlights of the restaurant include:

  • An Iconic Entry – From the moment of arrival, guests are drawn into CATCH Las Vegas’ dramatic 80-foot-long arched pergola, lined with twinkling foliage overhead and vibrant, bloom-infused flower walls featuring intimate seating/photo nooks. The flooring is made of red and white oak reclaimed from abandoned farms and warehouses in the Eastern United States.
  • Main Dining Room – The contemporary, nature-inspired feel is most evident in the main dining room. The centerpiece is the iconic olive tree standing at the middle of the room beneath its own glass roof. A rustic grey wood trellis overhang defines the seating area, creating the feel of an outdoor garden. Custom-dyed Italian leather banquettes with teak wood framing salvaged from historic buildings surround tabletops featuring walnut planks and blackened metal details.
  • Elevated Bar – The bar space features a 16-foot-tall vaulted ceiling, creating a spacious environment, as well as an open backbar with views of the adjacent dining room. The backbar display is made of 10 feet of tiered, glowing liquor bottles that reflect in mirrors to create a dazzlingly expansive optical illusion.
  • Private Lounge – Off the main dining room, the private lounge’s refined atmosphere reminiscent of a library is perfect for after parties. The centerpiece of the room is a custom five-foot-diameter crystal chandelier. Dark walnut wood paneling millwork creates a moodier impression while a tufted leather bar and intimate velvet banquettes offer the soft and luxurious feeling of a private club or speakeasy.

CATCH is located within the main lobby at ARIA Resort & Casino. It is open for dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The lounge is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. To make reservations, call ARIA Concierge at (702) 590-5757 or visit OpenTable.

ABOUT ARIA Resort & Casino

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with its unparalleled amenities including 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 has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About CATCH Hospitality Group

Catch Hospitality Group partners Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Tilman J. Fertitta have propelled globally-influenced seafood restaurant Catch (2011) from a standalone NYC flagship to an international phenomenon with successful locations in Los Angeles, Playa del Carmen and Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

 

With a focus on culture and brand, New York based restauranteurs Remm and Birnbaum spent two decades building CHG into one of the country’s most successful restaurant management companies. Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Remm and Birnbaum pioneered dynamic hospitality experiences using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. In addition to Catch, CHG operates midtown American brasserie Lexington Brass (2011). American businessman Tilman J. Fertitta, whose privately owned Landry’s, Inc. ranks among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S., has spent nearly 40 years cultivating his hospitality empire. The “World’s Richest Restauranteur,” according to Forbes Magazine, Fertitta is the star of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer, the proud owner of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets and is the owner of the Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels.

 

For more information please visit http://catchhg.com/; also find CATCH on Instagram.

George Clinton, T-Pain to Headline Vegas Gala for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at ARIA Resort & Casino

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GEORGE CLINTON, T-PAIN TO HEADLINE VEGAS GALA FOR MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

Celebration Hosted by Magician & Comedian Justin Willman

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton and  GRAMMY Award-winning artist T-Pain will headline the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) Celebration in Las Vegas with a private performance at ARIA Resort & Casino Friday, April 4 for the tournament’s celebrities and VIP invited guests.

An innovator of funk music, Clinton has been performing for more than 50 years and is the founder of the funk, soul and rock music group Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk). Known for his hits “Atomic Dog” and “Bring The Funk,” the multi-talented artist will perform decades of fan favorites.

T-Pain will join Clinton on stage for a unique multi-genre collaboration unlike any other. Currently touring following the release of his fifth studio album, T-Pain’s numerous chart-topping hits include, “Buy U A Drank,” “5 O’Clock,” “Bartender,” and “Can’t Believe It,” along with collaborations such as Survivor’s “I’m On A Boat,” Kanye West’s “Good Life,” Jaime Foxx’s “Blame It,” and

Flo Rida’s six-time, multi-platinum “Low,” among others.

Famed magician, comedian, actor and television personality Justin Willman will host the evening’s festivities. Currently on tour, Willman is a regular guest on The Tonight Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Chelsea Lately. He also hosts Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on the Disney Channel.

The annual gala will mark a night of celebration following the two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament April 3 and 4, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants. The two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament leads into the weekend’s MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, April 5 and 6.

Celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment scheduled to attend include host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Boyz II Men, Brian Baumgartner, Jerome Bettis, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Roger Clemens, Vince Coleman, Richard Dent, Eric Dickerson, Julius Erving, Joey Fatone, Josh Freeman, Dwight Freeney, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Penny Hardaway, Dan Jansen, Brody Jenner, Bruce Jenner, Nick Jonas, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Toni Kukoc, Greg Maddux, Christina Milian, Jonathan Ogden, Paul O’Neill, Jake Owen, Juan Pablo & Nikki Ferrell, Patrick Peterson, Mike Piazza, Ahmad Rashad, Aaron Rodgers, Ray Romano, Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith, John Smoltz, Alan Thicke, Mauricio Umansky, Brian Urlacher, Luke Wilson, Russell Wilson, Winky Wright, Adrian Young and more.

Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised nearly $7 million for charities including this year’s beneficiaries Make-A-Wish, James R. Jordan Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm.

Tickets are now on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at aria.com, mjcigolf.com and shadowcreek.com. Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP guests will enjoy added perks including free general admission parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily value), unparalleled views from the openair Jordan Brand VIP Hospitality Deck, complimentary food and fullservice bars.

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, senior citizens 65 years of age or older and college/university students with valid identification. Each group will receive 25 percent off daily or weekly general admission tickets. Additionally, the tournament offers a “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket pass which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 17 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

All ticketholders can enjoy complimentary shuttle service between ARIA and Shadow Creek. Shuttles will depart every 30 minutes from ARIA’s North Valet entrance Thursday and Friday of the tournament from 6 a.m.2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Continuous return service from Shadow Creek to ARIA will be provided until 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about MJCI, visit aria.com, MJCIgolf.com or call (877) 253-5847.

 

About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas Now Open at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

NOW OPEN AT THE NEW TROPICANA LAS VEGAS

TWELVE-WEEK RUN FEATURES STARS AND PROFESSIONALS FROM ABC HIT SHOW INCLUDING

CARSON KRESSLEY, JOEY FATONE, KYLE MASSEY, SABRINA BRYAN, TIA CARRERE, DMITRY CHAPLIN,LACEY SCHWIMMER AND MORE…

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Las Vegas, NV (April 16, 2012) – Carson Kressley, Joey Fatone, Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan, Tia Carrere, Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer all have one thing in common. They are among the stars and professionals from past seasons of ABC’s leading entertainment show, Dancing with the Stars, who have officially cha cha’d their way to the New Tropicana Las Vegas for a one-of-a-kind live production. Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas directed by Amy Tinkham and choreographed by Australian sensation Jason Gilkison, is playing now through July 7 and is sure to leave guests feeling the rhythm of this high-energy swanky Vegas-style production.

Channeling everything Las Vegas, Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas is an 80-minute live entertainment show that brings the excitement of the ABC smash hit series Dancing with the Stars to life. Set at the all New Tropicana Las Vegas, Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas transports the stars of the show to the stage for a night of sexy, stunning and surprising performances with comical dialogue that will have the audiences at the edge of their seats. The Tropicana Theater transforms into the Dancing with the Stars ballroom nightly, showcasing fan-favorite dances from past seasons along with new and thrilling routines.

Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas will perform eight shows per week. Show times are:

·         Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8 p.m.

·         Fridays: 9 p.m.

·         Saturdays and Sundays: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

·         Tuesdays: Dark

Tickets are on sale NOW and range from $40 – $89 plus tax and applicable fees. VIP packages are also available for $165 and include a top-price table seat on the floor, exclusive Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas merchandise and a post-show meet and greet and photo opportunity with the cast. Tickets and hotel/dining packages can be purchased online at www.troplv.com or by calling 1-800-829-9034. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the New Tropicana Las Vegas Box Office.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays, 8:00 p.m. (ET) and Tuesdays, 9:00 p.m. (ET) on ABC.

For more information about Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas, visit www.troplv.com and www.ABC.com.

About Dancing With The Stars

The Dancing with the Stars format launched as Strictly Come Dancing in the UK in 2004 Dancing with the Stars, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, premiered on ABC in 2005 as the U.S. version of the smash hit series. Both Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars continue to be juggernaut ratings winners on both sides of the pond. Additionally, the DWTS format has been licensed to more than 40 countries across six continents and has been broadcast in over 80 countries around the world. The Guinness Book of World Records announced in 2010 that Dancing with the Stars/ Strictly Come Dancing is officially the world’s most successful reality TV format based on format sales, viewing figures and spin-off shows. The format was also named the most-watched entertainment show in the world by trade publication TBI in 2008. The show has been lauded by viewers and critics alike and has won countless awards. In 2009, DWTS made Emmy® history, garnering 10 nominations, the most for any non-fiction programming in a single award year.   Since 2006, the show has won eight Emmys, and has been nominated 49 times.  It has also been the recipient of two People’s Choice Awards (2008 and 2009), the first ever Game Show Award (2009) and most recently, a 2012 NAACP Image Award winner and a2012 GLAAD Media Award winner for Outstanding Reality Series.

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the license fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures and Magazines, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC.

Dancing With The Stars: Live In Las Vegas is the latest live show to be produced by BBC Worldwide joining brands like Strictly Come Dancing,  Top Gear,  Walking With Dinosaurs and Planet Earth to name but a few.   For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions, led by Jane Tranter, is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for the smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Top Gear” (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC), “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (Starz), and the upcoming titles “Breaking Pointe”(CW), “Da Vinci’s Demons” (Starz), “The Week the Women Went” (Lifetime), “The Next Big Thing” (Oxygen) and “Lovetown, USA” (OWN), among others. BBC Worldwide Productions sits within one of six core businesses that form BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

About the New Tropicana Las Vegas | http://www.troplv.com

Prepare to be surprised! The New Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a recently completed $180 million transformation which provides a casually elegant resort experience. In addition to a South Beach, Miami rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the resort includes a fresh redesign of every best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants and bars, a new poker room and race and sports book, and the recently debuted Glow®, A Mandara Spa and fitness center. First-class entertainment includes Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas, Laugh Factory (opening April 9), Recycled Percussion, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas, and Bagatelle Beach & Nightclub (opening Memorial Day Weekend).

The New Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other property or brand.

For additional information or for reservations, please call 702.739.2222 or visit www.troplv.com.  Stay up-to-date on the latest New Tropicana Las Vegas happenings by finding us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/troplv) or follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/troplv).

Hash House A Go Go lovers dub Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” winner of National Pancake Week contest

Hash House A Go Go lovers dub Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” winner of National Pancake Week contest

Funds to be donated to celebrity’s charity of choice for a tasty win

 Hash House A Go Go teamed up with Rick Harrison from HISTORY Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” N’Sync member and current host of The Price Is Right Live! at Bally’s Joey Fatone and Flamingo headliner and comedian George Wallace during National Pancake Week to design their own pancakes.

The special pancakes were available on the Hash House A Go Go menu from Feb. 19 – 25 and the pancake that sold the most at the end of the week was named the winner. One dollar from each of the three celebrity pancakes purchased was donated to the celebrity winner’s charity of choice.

Well- known “Pawn Star” Rick Harrison took home the win with the most pancakes sold for his deliciously creative combination of chocolate and peanut butter pancake. A donation of $600 has been made by Hash House A Go Go to Harrison’s charity Child Focus, which provides comprehensive services to children and their families, such as early learning and foster care assistance. This fundraiser turned out to be one sweet deal for everyone involved.

 

About Hash House A Go Go

Hash House A Go Go brings farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist to the locals and visitors of Las Vegas. The well-known restaurant is famous for its unusual décor and enormous portions. The restaurant has garnered dozens of local and national accolades and has been featured on the Food Network, “Martha Stewart,” “Dr. Phil” and most recently, the popular Travel Channel program, “Man v. Food.” For reservations or inquiries, please call the Sahara location at (702) 804-4646, the Imperial Palace location at (702) 254-4646, the M Resort Spa Casino location at (702) 797-1500 and the Plaza Hotel and Casino at (702) 384-4646 or visit www.hashhouseagogo.com.

 

Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas to Debut April 14 at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

LIVE SHOW TO DEBUT APRIL 14 AT THE NEW TROPICANA LAS VEGAS

TWELVE-WEEK RUN FEATURES STARS AND PROFESSIONALS FROM ABC HIT SHOW INCLUDING CARSON KRESSLEY, JOEY FATONE, KYLE MASSEY, SABRINA BRYAN, TIA CARRERE, DMITRY CHAPLIN, LACEY SCHWIMMER AND MORE…

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Fresh off of its Season 14 launch, Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, is bringing a one-of-a-kind production exclusively to the New Tropicana Las Vegas. The live show, directed by Amy Tinkham and choreographed by Australian sensation Jason Gilkison, kicks off a 12-week run beginning Saturday, April 14.

Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas is an 80-minute live entertainment show that brings the excitement of the ABC smash hit series Dancing with the Stars to life. Set at the all New Tropicana Las Vegas, Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas transports the stars of the show to the stage for a night of sexy, stunning and surprising performances. The Tropicana Theater will transform into the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, showcasing fan-favorite dances from past seasons along with new and thrilling routines. Some of the beloved Dancing with the Stars alums will be featured in the opening run, including Carson Kressley, Joey Fatone, Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan, Tia Carrere, Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer. Attendees will also be introduced to the one-and-only “Las Vegas Troupe.”

Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas will perform eight shows per week. Show times are:

·              Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8 p.m.

·              Fridays: 9 p.m.

·              Saturdays and Sundays: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

·              Tuesdays: Dark

Tickets are on sale NOW and range from $40 – $89 plus tax and applicable fees. VIP packages are also available for $165 and include a top-price table seat on the floor, exclusive Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas merchandise and a post-show meet and greet and photo opportunity with the cast. Tickets and hotel/dining packages can be purchased online at www.troplv.com or by calling 1-800-829-9034. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the New Tropicana Las Vegas Box Office.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays, 8:00 p.m. (ET) and Tuesdays, 9:00 p.m. (ET) on ABC.

Star and Professional Dancer Bios:

CARSON KRESSLEY – Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer Carson Kressley is currently starring in “Carson-Nation,” a one-hour reality show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN, in which he travels to small towns throughout the U.S., transforming lives one person at a time. Previously, Kressley helmed Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed “How to Look Good Naked,” and earned a primetime Emmy for his role on Bravo’s breakout hit series, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” He hosted ABC’s “True Beauty” from executive producers Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher, the WB series “Crowned,” as well as “Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” on OWN. He was a frequent style contributor on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Kressley co-starred in Universal’s “The Perfect Man” and opposite John Goodman in NBC’s “The Year Without a Santa Claus.” Host of the 2008 True Colors tour with Cyndi Lauper and the B52’s, which raised awareness and promoted equality for the LGBT community, Kressley is also a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including the children’s book You’re Different and That’s Super, a children’s book promoting diversity and tolerance. A strong supporter of many philanthropic causes, he has worked with The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, The Empire State Pride Agenda, LIGALY, GLSEN, AIDS WALK, and the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation. Kressley is the founder of Manhattan’s Ali Forney Center’s “Styled For Success” program, which provides career wardrobes for formerly homeless youth, and was the founding donor of the first scholarship program for LGBT youth in his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania. When he is not working, he can be found on one of his American Saddlebred show horses, with which he has achieved World Champion status.

JOEY FATONE – Former *NSYNC star and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, Joey Fatone has embarked on numerous paths entertaining the masses.  Born Joseph Anthony Fatone Jr., Fatone grew up in a family of performers. His father, Joe Sr., sang in the Brooklyn doo-wop group, the Orions.  Fatone landed his first acting gig at age seven where he starred with Robert DeNiro in the feature film “Once Upon a Time in America.” Fatone is the host of “My Family Recipe Rocks!” (The Live Well Network) where he taps into his love for cooking as he searches for America’s best family recipe. Most recently, Fatone has been seen hosting “Price is Right Live” in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, “Let’s Make a Deal” for Caesars Entertainment and voicing the widely successful re-launch of “Family Feud” with Steve Harvey. Fatone was also the host of NBC’s cirque competition “Celebrity Circus” and “The Singing Bee” for both U.S and Australian versions.  Additionally, he produced “The Singing Office” for TLC, co-hosting alongside Melanie Brown. Fatone’s film credits include “Inkubus”, “The Cooler”, “Homie Spumoni” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” which became the fifth-highest grossing film of 2002 in North America. He has recorded a number of character voices on hit Disney Channel shows such as “Jo Jo’s Circus” and “Higgly Town Heroes” and “Hannah Montana.” In 2004, Fatone starred as Seymour in the Broadway musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” His other Broadway credits include the role of Mark Cohen in the hit Broadway musical “Rent.”  As part of *NSYNC, the album “No Strings Attached” released in 1999 sold 1 million copies in its first day of sales and 2.4 million for the first week (a record that still stands today).  The 1998 *NSYNC self-titled debut album sold over 10 million copies and “Home for Christmas” went multi-platinum. Fatone and his wife, Kelly, currently reside in Orlando with their daughters, Briahna and Kloey.

KYLE MASSEY – Although only 20 years old, Massey is already an industry veteran. A near champion on Season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars”, Kyle finished second with his partner Lacey Schwimmer. Massey is most known for his acting role as Cory Baxter on the Disney Channel’s #1 hit sitcom, “Cory in the House”.  He originated the role of Cory on Disney’s “That’s So Raven”, which produced 100 episodes, the first in Disney’s history. “Cory in the House” is the Disney Channel’s first-ever spin-off and made history as their top-rated original series premiere of all time with 7.6 million viewers. Kyle’s acting credits also include a leading role in the Disney Channel’s Original Movie, “Life is Ruff” which premiered #1 in its time slot on basic cable in July, 2005 as well as a recurring role on the animated TV series “American Dragon: Jake Long” and most recently as Milo, the very high energy, fun loving fish on the Disney Channel’s hit animated TV series “Fish Hooks”.  For his work on “That’s So Raven” and “Cory in the House,” Massey received an NAACP Image Award nomination. The Georgia native counts among his other talents, snowboarding, riding his motorcycle and golfing.  For his prowess in the latter sport, the youngster won first place in the National Minority Junior Golf Tournament in 2003.  Massey has participated in several golf tournaments, including those hosted by baseball legend Hank Aaron, San Francisco Giants player Marquis Grissom, the Los Angeles Police Department, Steve Harvey and more recently the White House Golf Tournament, where he placed 3rd.  In addition to writing and producing his own music, Kyle also sings the main title theme songs on “Cory in the House”, “Yin! Yang! Yo!” and performed the title track for Walt Disney Picture’s “Underdog.” Kyle currently splits his time between Atlanta and Los Angeles, with his parents and older brother Christopher, who is also an actor on Nickelodeons’ “Zoey 101.”  Kyle and his brother Christopher made TV History when both “That’s So Raven” and “Zoey 101” were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Programming in 2005, the first for siblings in the same year. Kyle is also passionate about helping the community and he lends his time to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, where he just recently returned from South Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius where he helped to fit kids with hearing aids.

SABRINA BRYAN – Sabrina Bryan was a member of the multi-platinum recording act, The Cheetah Girls, as well as a star of the hugely successful Disney Channel movie of the same name as “Dorinda”. “The Cheetah Girls” movie debuted in August of 2003, breaking the ratings record as the most successful Disney Channel movie in history and selling two million units of the soundtrack. She continued to reprise her role in “The Cheetah Girls 2: When in Spain”, in August of 2006 and with The Cheetah Girls 3, set in India in 2008. As a recording group with Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams, The Cheetah Girls had one of the top ten most successful tours of 2006, selling out 87 dates and becoming one of the top 5 merchandise selling acts in history. Their first album as a recording group was “Cheetahlicious Christmas” which was released at the end of 2005. The Cheetah Girls have also been featured on the Chicken Little soundtrack with their rendition of “Shake a Tailfeather” and on various Disneymania compilations, many of which have been certified Gold. One of Bryan’s solo projects is the fitness-dance DVD called BYOU, in which Bryan was the star and co-producer. BYOU was released in early 2006 and has gone double-platinum. Bryan takes her commitment towards fit and healthy kids very seriously and she is the National Spokesperson for ‘Healthy Kids Challenge’, a leading school-based non-profit organization which promotes healthy eating and lifestyle to school-aged children all over the United States. Bryan is currently developing film, television, internet and book properties to star in and produce. Her endeavors include co-writing the book Princess of Gossip with top Young Adult author Julia DeVillers for Pocket/MTV Books, a recurring role on the new Disney Channel animated series “Fish Hooks” as the voice of “Pamela Hamster”, and she hosted three seasons of ABC.com’s web series, “Backstage with the Stars”, covering behind-the-scenes of “Dancing with the Stars.”

TIA CARRERE – Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television as well as a Grammy award-winning musical artist. Since she was discovered in a grocery store for her first movie role in “Aloha Summer”, she has shown her range of acting talent and versatility by starring in numerous blockbusters; among them, “Wayne’s World 1 & 2” with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, “True Lies” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Rising Sun” with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. Carrere also voiced the character of Nani in Disney’s classic animated film and TV series “Lilo & Stitch.” Most recently, Carrere co-starred in “You May Not Kiss the Bride” alongside Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. She can also be seen in “Wild Cherry” with Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari and “Hardbreakers” with Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan, and Sophie Monk. Currently, Carrere is producing a biopic of Hawaiian surf legend Rell Sunn in which she will star. In television, Carrere launched her acting career in Los Angeles with a regular role on the daytime drama “General Hospital.” Since then she has been seen in numerous TV programs. Recently Carrere has had a recurring role on “Curb your Enthusiasm”, “Nip/Tuck”, and “Back to You.” She has just been made a recurring character on SyFy network’s “Warehouse 13”.  And “Relic Hunter,” her action/adventure television series continues to play in syndication all over the world. Carrere and her long-time friend, artist/producer Daniel Ho have been nominated for a Grammy each of the last three years and won music’s highest honor in 2009. The acclaimed CD’s consist of all original Hawaiian language compositions.  With ‘Hawaiiana’, they reached #10 on Billboard’s World Music Chart. Prior to this, Carrere performed on the double-platinum movie soundtrack for “Wayne’s World”, had the end title song on “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” as well as releasing her own Warner Bros. record “Dream.” Carrere continues to seek out projects that showcase her talents and challenge her abilities.

DMITRY CHAPLIN – Chaplin has established himself as one of the most recognized ballroom dancers and choreographers in the United States and around the world. He’s performed as one of the star professionals on “Dancing with the Stars”, received an EMMY nomination for his choreography of an Argentine Tango on “So You Think You Can Dance” and is one of America’s favorite dancers. Chaplin’s ballroom dancing career began at the age of 12 in his hometown of Rostov-on-Don in Russia. He moved to the United States in 1999, where, after studying both in America and the United Kingdom, he began representing the United States at many world famous ballroom competitions. Chaplin won many of those competitions, became a national finalist in 2006, and ultimately a semi-finalist and finalist in various international competitions around the world. In 2006, Chaplin’s dance career took a different course, when he won a spot on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and became one of America’s Top 10 dancers. As a result of his popularity on “So You Think You Can Dance”, Chaplin frequented as a guest performer on “American Idol” and was invited as a ‘special guest’ to dance with Gloria Estefan on the phenomenal and EMMY winning episode “Idol Gives Back.” Chaplin has also had special guest appearances on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Good Morning America”, “Live with Regis and Kelly”, “Larry King Live”, KTLA News, “The View” and many more.

LACEY SCHWIMMER – Schwimmer hails from Southern California and emerges from a family of remarkable dancers.  Her father, Buddy Schwimmer, choreographed the iconic film “American Graffiti”, and her brother Benji won the second season of Fox’s hit dance show “So You Think You Can Dance.” By the age of 10, Schwimmer won her first of six World Swing dance titles. She also holds numerous US Swing dance titles as well as the title of Youth International Latin Champion. Schwimmer initially started working in Hollywood at the age of 17. Her first industry job included a co-choreographer credit as well as a dance credit for Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman” music video. Soon after the release of the music video she guest starred in an episode of Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.” After many successes she went on to become a contestant in the third season of “So You Think You Can Dance”, finishing in the final four. Not long after she completed a 50 city US tour with SYTYCD, Schwimmer received her spot on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” Schwimmer excels at her duties as a professional dancer and choreographer on “Dancing with the Stars” and often extends her talents to the Results Show choreographing and performing for countless guest music acts including Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Natasha Bedingfield, Santana, Daughtry, Whitney Houston, a Tribute to Michael Jackson, The Jonas Brothers, Kevin Rudolph, Train, The Brian Setzer Orchestra and many more. Outside of television Schwimmer most recently staged and choreographed “Michael Turco’s: Magic and Mayhem” show in Las Vegas.  Furthermore, she has been featured in two “Dancing with the Stars” fitness DVDs and just established an endorsement deal with Lady Foot Locker. Schwimmer also has profound interest in fashion and music. In the near future she will be releasing a brand new line of premium costumes and dancewear with internationally renowned dancewear supplier Discount Dance Supply.  Schwimmer’s music career includes the recent release of “Red Cup”, a song she recorded with Universal Republic recording artists Cash-Cash. She has also released her own single “LoveSoundz” on iTunes which debuted to rave reviews and was featured on the It Boys! single and music video “Burning Up.”

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About Dancing With The Stars

The Dancing with the Stars format launched as Strictly Come Dancing in the UK in 2004 Dancing with the Stars, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, premiered on ABC in 2005 as the U.S. version of the smash hit series. Both Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars continue to be juggernaut ratings winners on both sides of the pond. Additionally, the DWTS format has been licensed to more than 40 countries across six continents and has been broadcast in over 80 countries around the world. The Guinness Book of World Records announced in 2010 that Dancing with the Stars/ Strictly Come Dancing is officially the world’s most successful reality TV format based on format sales, viewing figures and spin-off shows. The format was also named the most-watched entertainment show in the world by trade publication TBI in 2008. The show has been lauded by viewers and critics alike and has won countless awards. In 2009, DWTS made Emmy® history, garnering 10 nominations, the most for any non-fiction programming in a single award year.   Since 2006, the show has won eight Emmys, and has been nominated 49 times.  It has also been the recipient of two People’s Choice Awards (2008 and 2009), the first ever Game Show Award (2009) and most recently, a 2012 NAACP Image Award winner and a2012 GLAAD Media Award winner for Outstanding Reality Series.

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the license fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures and Magazines, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC.

Dancing With The Stars: Live In Las Vegas is the latest live show to be produced by BBC Worldwide joining brands like Strictly Come Dancing, Top GearWalking With Dinosaurs and Planet Earth to name but a few.   For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions, led by Jane Tranter, is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for the smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Top Gear” (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC), “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (Starz), and the upcoming titles “Breaking Pointe”(CW), “Da Vinci’s Demons” (Starz), “The Week the Women Went” (Lifetime), “The Next Big Thing” (Oxygen) and “Lovetown, USA” (OWN), among others. BBC Worldwide Productions sits within one of six core businesses that form BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

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Prepare to be surprised! The New Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a recently completed $180 million transformation which provides a casually elegant resort experience. In addition to a South Beach, Miami rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the resort includes a fresh redesign of every best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants and bars, a new poker room and race and sports book, and the recently debuted Glow®, A Mandara Spa and fitness center. First-class entertainment includes Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas, Laugh Factory (opening April 9), Recycled Percussion, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas, and Bagatelle Beach & Nightclub (opening Memorial Day Weekend).

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Hash House A Go Go celebrates National Pancake Week by teaming up with Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars, Joey Fatone and George Wallace

Hash House A Go Go celebrates National Pancake Week by teaming up with Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars, Joey Fatone and
George Wallace
Celebrities create special pancakes for favorite charities

Hash House A Go Go is working with Rick Harrison from HISTORY Channel’s Pawn Stars, N’Sync member and current host of The Price Is Right Live! at Bally’s Joey Fatone and Flamingo headliner and comedian George Wallace to make National Pancake Week bigger and better than ever. Each celebrity is designing their own pancake to be listed on the Hash House A Go Go menu from Feb. 19 – 25.

The pancake that sells the most at the end of the week will be declared the winner with $1 from each of the three celebrity pancakes sold to be donated to the charity of the celebrity’s choice. Rick Harrison has chosen Child Focus, Joey Fatone has chosen the Fatone Family Foundation and George Wallace has chosen Smile Train.

Harrison’s sweet tooth gets the best of him with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter for his pancake while Fatone’s pancake features Reese’s pieces designed with the pieces as eyes and chopped bacon as the mouth of a smiley face. Meanwhile, Wallace keeps it exciting with his Hot Cake Special pancake, coated with strawberry frosted flakes served with a hint of cinnamon and maple syrup with bacon on the side. Any one of these is the perfect delight for any breakfast lover.

Visit any of the four Hash House A Go Go locations in town and try these pancakes to decide which one will go on to be the winner.

For reservations or inquiries, please call the Imperial Palace location at (702) 254-4646, the M Resort Spa Casino location at (702) 797-1500, the Sahara location at (702) 804-4646 or the Plaza Hotel and Casino location at (702) 384-4646 or visit hashhouseagogo.com/lasvegas.

About Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go brings farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist to the locals and visitors of Las Vegas. The well-known restaurant is famous for its unusual décor and enormous portions. The restaurant has garnered dozens of local and national accolades and has been featured on the Food Network, “Martha Stewart,” “Dr. Phil” and most recently, the popular Travel Channel program, “Man v. Food.” For reservations or inquiries, please call the Sahara location at (702) 804-4646, the Imperial Palace location at (702) 254-4646, the M Resort Spa Casino location at (702) 797-1500 and the Plaza Hotel and Casino at (702) 384-4646 or visit hashhouseagogo.com.