Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23

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Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23

Don Rickles

Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 22 and 23.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.”

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining and Ondori Asian Kitchen. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 21 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

MGM Grand Hotel ~ Monthly Entertainment Listings for February 2015

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PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena March 11 – 14. Some of the nation’s top men’s teams will compete for the Pac-12 Championship and an automatic berth in the national championship tournament. The Pac-12 Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” earning more than 175 NCAA team titles over the past 20 years, and has led the nation in NCAA Championships in 45 of the last 51 years. All tournament games will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 and FOX Sports networks.

Dates: March 11 – March 14
Time: Games will be played beginning at noon Wednesday, March 11.
Prices: Single Session Tickets: TBD
All-session packs: TBD
Buy: All-session packs are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

barry manilow

BARRY MANILOW
Barry Manilow will perform Friday, April 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the ONE LAST TIME! tour. The GRAMMY, Tony and Emmy Award-winning musician’s career skyrocketed to superstardom when his mega-hit song “Mandy” topped the charts in 1975. Manilow released his latest album, My Dream Duets, in October 2014. The album debuted at No. 4 and is Manilow’s 15th Top 10 album.

Date: Friday, April 10
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $19.75, $39.75, $79.75, $129.50 and $249.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FLEETWOOD MAC

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, who has been performing to sold-out crowds throughout North America, will perform the final show of its critically-acclaimed ON WITH THE SHOW tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 11. Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with a five-star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16-year absence.

Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $99.50, $129.50 and $199.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

IGGY AZALEA
After igniting a twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, GRAMMY-nominated Iggy Azalea’s The Great Escape Tour presented by AEG Live will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 25. Azalea will be joined by multi-talented recording artist and actor Nick Jonas. Also joining as support acts are R&B/hip-hop favorites Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $57.50 and $69.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

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BETTE MIDLER
Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 22. The tour will feature material from Midler’s iconic career and new album, It’s The Girls!, which features swinging sounds ranging from the WWII-era Andrews Sisters and the ‘60s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to ‘90s hit makers TLC.

Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $95, $135, $210 and $310 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEACHER’S MADHOUSE

Guests are taken on a sensory journey into the unconventional world of Beacher’s Madhouse from the moment they enter the 8,500-square-foot performance theatre. Jeff Beacher, who Rolling Stone magazine declared the “Best Showman on The Strip,” is best known for his ability to push the boundaries of entertainment and fantasy. The venue has been a favorite of some of the world’s most notable A-list celebrities including Johnny Depp, Mick Jagger, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Seacrest, among others.

Dates/Time: Friday – Saturday: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Dark: Sunday – Thursday
Prices: $75 and $125 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); VIP packages beginning at $175 include front row table seating and complimentary bottle of vodka or champagne.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com or beachersmadhouse.com, or by calling (702) 891-3577.

DAVID COPPERFIELD THEATER

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat David Copperfield Theater with his stage production An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: February 3 – 28
March 1 – 3; 11 – 31
April 1 – 26
Times: Sunday – Friday: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include front row seating, a photograph with Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call home in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout 2015 with many of his colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday and Friday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Date: Sunday, Feb. 1
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DVBBS and Don Diablo among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

HAKKASAN THURSDAYS
Hakkasan Nightclub prides itself on its ability to create unrivaled experiences for its guests. With the launch of its signature industry event Hakkasan Thursdays, the nightspot opens both its main room and Ling Ling Club each week as international DJs bring the latest in electronic music and open-format beats to clubgoers.

ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGES AND DINING

TAP
TAP is a high-energy restaurant and sports bar where guests can enjoy the latest sporting events while surrounded by sports history. Every seat in the 220-seat restaurant offers a prime view of the biggest games broadcast live on TAP’s 60 HD flat-screen televisions. One-of-a-kind items collected from events held in Las Vegas, known for hosting many of the world’s biggest sporting events, are displayed throughout the space.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WHISKEY DOWN
Located on the casino floor, Whiskey Down is an intimate lounge featuring high-end gaming including six blackjack tables, seven video-poker machines at the bar and seating for up to 64 guests. In its beverage lineup, Whiskey Down offers a wide array of brown spirits including American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies as well as specialty cocktails.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring an innovative drink menu and a progressive music program.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. Mix and mingle with artisanal cocktails in the intimate non-smoking lounge which features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

ROUGE
With sleek chrome accents and Ferrari Red furnishings, this bar and hot spot offers a place where you can quench more than your thirst. A sophisticated staff serves an array of exquisite cocktails, champagnes, fine wines and specialty beers. Live entertainment is offered Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

KÀ LOUNGE
Located at the KÀ Theatre lobby, experience live music and show characters while sipping on handcrafted cocktails.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Hours: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 45 – 60 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4 – 11); second re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16 with proof of prior admission; not including service fees, Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand.comor csiexhibit.com.

STEVE CARELL, JOHNNY DEPP, LAURA DERN, ANGELINA JOLIE, JARED LETO, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MIKE MYERS, ROBERT PATTINSON, EDDIE REDMAYNE, CHRIS ROCK AND HILARY SWANK TO APPEAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® NOVEMBER 14TH ON CBS

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

STEVE CARELL, JOHNNY DEPP, LAURA DERN, ANGELINA JOLIE, JARED LETO, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MIKE MYERS, ROBERT PATTINSON, EDDIE REDMAYNE, CHRIS ROCK AND
HILARY SWANK TO APPEAR ON THE
HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® NOVEMBER 14TH ON CBS

The 2014 Awards Show will be Hosted by Queen Latifah and
Broadcast Live from the Hollywood Palladium

The Hollywood Film Awards today announced additional stars scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of The Hollywood Film Awards live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Myers, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock and Hilary Swank.  They join previously announced guests Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season™, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars.

Historically, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film.  Previous honorees include: Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Russell Crowe, Penelope Cruz, Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemon, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Robin Williams, among others.

The Hollywood Film Awards kick off at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet show featuring fashion and interviews with the stars as they arrive. Following the Hollywood Film Awards broadcast, the festivities will continue with a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights. “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King will host, (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, who also executive produces, is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.

CBS Extended Primetime Schedule for Friday, November 14:

7:30-8:00 PM         (live ET/delayed PT)
COUNTDOWN TO THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
8:00-10:00 PM       (live ET/delayed PT)
HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
10:00-11:00 PM     (live ET/delayed PT)
THE CBS HOLLYWOOD AFTER PARTY

Twitter:         @HollywoodAwards
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SnapChat:    HollywoodAwards

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

 

Queen Latifah, Host Photo by CBS / Robert Voets
Queen Latifah, Host
Photo by CBS / Robert Voets

Updated Nightlife Schedule for Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand

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UPDATED NIGHTLIFE SCHEDULE FOR BEACHER’S MADHOUSE AT MGM GRAND 

Beacher’s Madhouse
Guests are taken on a sensory journey into the unconventional world of Beacher’s Madhouse from the moment they enter the 8,500-square-foot performance theatre. Jeff Beacher, who Rolling Stone magazine declared the “Best Showman on The Strip,” is known for his ability to push the boundaries of entertainment and fantasy. This unprecedented nightclub offers the traditional Las Vegas bottle service but with a Beacher-style twist of entertainment. The venue has been a favorite of some of the world’s most notable A-list celebrities including Johnny Depp, Miley Cyrus, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Seacrest, among others.

Dates:    October 24 – 25, 28, 31; November 1, 4, 7 – 8, 11, 14 – 15, 18, 21 – 22; December 19 – 20, 23, 26 – 27, 30 – 31
Time:    10:30 p.m.
Dark:    Sunday – Monday and Wednesday – Thursday
Prices:    $75 and $125 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); VIP packages beginning at $175 include front row table seating and complimentary bottle of vodka or champagne.
Buy:    Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at  mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com or beachersmadhouse.com, or by calling (702) 891-3577.

THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® ANNOUNCE QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

 

THE “HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®” ANNOUNCES
QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW
The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS to be Broadcast Live From the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS

    The “Hollywood Film Awards” today announced that multi-talented Academy and Emmy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning musician and talk show host Queen Latifah, will host the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS, live from the Hollywood Palladium Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The “Hollywood Film Awards” has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. They are considered the official launch of the awards season.

“I’m honored to be a part of such a legendary award show,” stated Latifah. “The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I’m excited to be the first host to bring them to television!”

“Queen Latifah is the real deal. She is a triple threat – she can act, she can sing, she can dance – she is beloved by audiences across multiple genres and she entertains millions of people every day,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “We look forward to having her as our host for the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

“Queen Latifah is a world-class entertainer,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards. “From film and music to television, her humor, quick wit and ability to entertain live audiences make her the perfect choice to host the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

Latifah was anointed hip-hop’s first lady of rap at the age of 19 with the release of her highly successful debut album, “All Hail The Queen.” She went on to release multiple Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling albums, and in 2006 she became the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Latifah has enjoyed similar success in television and film. Her first TV series was “Living Single,” and she has starred in nearly 40 films, including, “Jungle Fever,” “Living Out Loud,” “The Bone Collector,” “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “Bringing Down the House,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Last Holiday,” “Beauty Shop” and “Joyful Noise.” Also, she executive produced and starred in the HBO true-life drama, “Life Support,” for which she won a Golden Globe award, a SAG award and an Emmy nomination. Her production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, was founded in 1993 with partner Shakim Compere. The Miami-based studio currently has several films and television series in production, including VH1’s “Single Ladies” and the upcoming The CW reality show, “The Star Next Door.” Additionally, Latifah has written two best-selling books on self-esteem and designed a successful clothing and beauty line for HSN. Currently, she is the host of “The Queen Latifah Show,” a daily syndicated talk show, which she is producing with Shakim Compere and Overbrook Entertainment’s Will Smith, Jada Smith and James Lassiter.

Over its 17 year history, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film.  Previous honorees include:  Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Russell Crowe, Penelope Cruz,  Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster,  Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemon, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon,  Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Robin Williams among others.

The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS kicks off at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet show featuring fashion and interviews with the stars as they arrive. Following the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS broadcast, the festivities will continue with a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights. “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King will host from the Hollywood Palladium, (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, who also executive produces, is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.

CBS Extended Primetime Schedule for Friday, Nov. 14:

7:30-8:00 PM          (live ET/delayed PT)    Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet                                               Pre-Show (working title)
8:00-10:00 PM        (live ET/delayed PT)    HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
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Legendary “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 11-12

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Legendary “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 11-12

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor” – one Johnny Depp lamented never receiving during his speech as part of SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles,” that aired in May 2014.

The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced.  The event featured luminaries from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Bill Cosby, Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when Rickles spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults.  Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles towards a celebrated career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. He recently appeared on Showtime’s new series, “Inside Comedy,” where fellow comedian David Steinberg interviewed him.  In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy® Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.”  Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Don through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

New York Times Bestselling Romance Author Meets Husband In A Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Could It Be The Perfect Love Story?

New York Times Bestselling Romance Author Meets Husband In A Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Could It Be The Perfect Love Story?

 That’s exactly what happened to Lisa Renèe Jones, author of the sexy Inside Out Series, described as part Fifty Shades, with the thrilling suspense of Gone Girl. One day before her career took off, Lisa was in a Barnes and Noble at the New Release rack, dreaming of the day her books might be there, when her now husband, also a book addict, approached her. From there, love bloomed, and the story gets even better.

Diego was a physical therapist, laid off when the office had financial troubles, and Lisa was a starving artist. They began auction-hunting before’ Storage Wars’ made it popular. During that time, Diego found a journal and started reading. Lisa often jokes he was such a chick reading it. ‘Someone is dead next door!’ ‘She’s pregnant again!’ ‘What is she thinking?’ He decided right then that Lisa needed to write a story about a journal found in a storage unit, and either someone dies or they turn into a zombie. She opted out of the zombie idea, but after Diego “nagged” her (her words, not his) for several years, she sat down and penned the mystery.

The story tells of a prim and proper school teacher, Sara McMillan, who inherits a storage unit full of Rebecca Mason’s belongings. Sara reads Rebecca’s journal and could relate to how the other woman has feared her dreams but chased them despite that fear. When the journal ends ominously, she also fears for her life. Sara seeks out Rebecca, but is unable to find her. Somehow Sara begins living Rebecca’s life without meaning to, becoming involved with the same people that Rebecca knew, and with one man in particular. Lisa uses sex as a tool to show vulnerability when we trust someone. What if we trust the wrong people? What if we do it at a time in our lives when we feel the most exposed?

The story was an immediate bestseller and was quickly snapped up for cable television, currently in development with acclaimed producer Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland w/Johnny Depp, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs, and more).

“Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality,”
– Suzanne Todd, Producer of Alice in Wonderland

Since the release of book 1 in the series, If I Were You, Diego and Lisa’s life has changed, their dreams have been realized, and it all started with their love of books, and inside a Barnes and Noble. Lisa and Diego can be seen weekly on YouTube with their adorable Oriental Shorthair cat, Julie. Recently, Lisa convinced the rather shy Diego to “Read from Fifty Shades of Grey and If I Were You. If that isn’t love, what is?” To see that video and more, visit Lisa’s YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AuthorLisaReneeJones.

Book 4 of the Inside Out series, No In Between, where all the secrets behind Rebecca’s disappearance are revealed, is due out August 19th. Find out more about Lisa at: www.lisareneejones.com.

The series begins with If I Were You
Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (March 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476726043
ISBN-13: 978-1476726045

The next in the series is book 4: No In Between
Publisher: Gallery Books (August 19, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 147677241X
ISBN-13: 978-1476772417

If I were you.

MGM Grand in Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings for December 2013

MGM Grand in Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings for December 2013

 

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

BEYONCÉ
For the second time this year Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Dec. 6. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returned to a full-time touring schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Friday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive rousing ovations annually.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MGM GRAND SHOWCASE BENEFITTING COACHES VS. CANCER
Top 25 college basketball programs will be on display at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 21 in this inaugural nationally televised doubleheader. The MGM Grand Showcase will feature Marquette vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma State vs. Colorado with the games benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society. The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer and work toward finding cures to end the disease. The organization has raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 21
Times: Games are scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $30, $50, $75, $125 and $250
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2
Newly crowned and undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0) and former champion Anderson Silva (33-5) will return to the Octagon Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. At UFC 162 in July, Weidman, then the No. 1 contender, stunned middleweight champion Silva with a second-round knockout. The co-main event at UFC 168 will feature a rematch between rivals and competing The Ultimate Fighter season 18 coaches Ronda Rousey (7-0) and Miesha Tate (13-4).

Date: Saturday, Dec. 28
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $100, $200, $300, $500, $750 and $1,000
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will close 2013 with a special concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, Dec. 30. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees recently completed the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 arena tour, its first since 2009. The tour marked the 35th anniversary of the release of the group’s classic album Rumours, one of the most successful albums in history with sales exceeding 40 million copies.

Date: Monday, Dec. 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $99.50, $149.50 and $224.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NITRO CIRCUS LIVE
Nitro Circus founder, ringleader and world-class athlete Travis Pastrana will bring Nitro Circus Live, the action sports spectacle that has become a worldwide hit, back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Jan. 25. Nitro Circus Live will showcase more than 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and often record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding. In addition, heart-stopping stunts on unique contraptions rarely attempted outside of the Nitro Circus family will be performed. Featuring the stars of Nitro Circus’ hit TV show and 3D film, the tour is led by Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in Freestyle Motocross who also has become a fixture on the NASCAR, Supercross and rally racing circuits.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49, $69 and $139
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

GEORGE STRAIT
Music icon George Strait will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Feb. 1 for the second leg of his two-year tour – The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Strait is a legend in the world of country music with career accomplishments including 59 No. 1 hits, 60 industry awards, more than 65 million albums sold. He also has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $69.50, $99.75 and $149.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MILEY CYRUS
Global superstar Miley Cyrus will headline the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the first time Saturday, March 1 during her highly anticipated 2014 “Bangerz Tour.” Cyrus released her new album, Bangerz, on RCA Records in October. It debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with more than 270,000 albums sold. Cyrus’ two singles off Bangerz, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop,” have sold more than 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Date: Saturday, March 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50 and $89.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

CHER
The one and only Cher will bring her 49-city North American Tour, Dressed To Kill, to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 25. Cher’s previous tour, The Farewell Tour, later dubbed The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour, was one of the most successful tours ever by a solo artist. Cher played a record-breaking 325 dates in front of more than 5.5 million fans.

Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $55.25, $76.25, $149.75 and $190.75 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Justin Timberlake will bring The 20/20 Experience World Tour, his first tour in six years, back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Aug. 8. In March 2013, the GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience which was certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week sales for a male artist in five years. The album hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Continuing the musical journey, Timberlake released the highly anticipated The 20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2 in October featuring the singles “Take Back the Night” and “TKO.”

Date: Friday, Aug. 8
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 and $200 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEACHER’S MADHOUSE

Beacher’s Madhouse, the legendary Vaudeville-inspired spectacle, will reach new heights of madness with two experiences, Beacher’s Madhouse The Show and Beacher’s Madhouse The Nightclub, both under one roof. Beacher’s Madhouse The Show will take guests on a journey into the unconventional world from the moment they first enter the 8,500-square-foot venue. With its circus-like energy and A-list Hollywood atmosphere, Beacher’s Madhouse The Nightclub will bring an outrageously sexy and over-the-top nightlife experience to MGM Grand. Known for stretching the limits of imagination, Beacher’s Madhouse has made a name for itself amongst Hollywood’s elite including Johnny Depp, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez,
Ryan Seacrest and many more.

Dates: The Show: Tuesday – Saturday
The Nightclub: Wednesday – Saturday

Dark: The Show: Sunday and Monday
The Nightclub: Sunday – Tuesday

Time: The Show: 8 p.m.
The Nightclub: Doors will open at 10:30 p.m.

Notes: Beacher’s Madhouse The Show is expected to debut at MGM Grand in January 2014.
Beacher’s Madhouse The Nightclub is scheduled to open Friday, Dec. 27.

Prices: The Show: $75 and $125 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); VIP packages which include front row table seating and complimentary bottle of vodka or champagne will be available for $175. VIP package ticket also authorizes entry to Beacher’s Madhouse Nightclub to keep the party going!

The Nightclub: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Buy: The Show: Tickets will be available for purchase starting Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. by calling (323) 785-3036 or visiting beachersmadhouse.com.

Contact: Call (323) 785-3036 or visit beachersmadhouse.com for more information

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: December 1 – 4; December 15 – 31
Times: Sunday – Friday: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: New Year’s Eve performances December 30 – 31 at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine December 5 – 14. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than 3 million copies combined. He also wrote and co-starred in the movie “Beer for My Horses” with country music star Toby Keith. According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade. The multi-talented entertainer, who has become a regular at MGM Grand, takes the stage in the Hollywood Theatre multiple times each year.

Dates: December 5 – 14
Time: 9 p.m. nightly
Prices: $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include booth seating and a gift pack, are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) per person and a minimum of four seats must be purchased. For more information or to book a package, call (702) 891-7902.
Note: $2 from each ticket will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with many of his comedic colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Notes: Performances are scheduled for 10 p.m. during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 9 – 15.
Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform. Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are December 2 – 10; December 27 – January 1, 2014
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Shows: Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Dates: December 3 – 4
Notes: New Year’s Eve performances Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO (WNFR)
Sin City will transform into Cowboy Town during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 5 – 14 and MGM Grand will rope in guests with multiple activities fit for a champion. The resort, known as “Home of the Champions,” has scheduled a variety of events for rodeo fans over the 10-day competition while serving as the official hotel of the WNFR Tie-Down Roping contestants. MGM Grand also will host the most WNFR Gold Buckle athletes under one roof, including 18-time World Champion cowboy Trevor Brazile, who will make nightly appearances at the resort.

Dates: December 5 – 14
Prices/Buy: Daily events are complimentary; Special room and ticket packages are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting mgmgrand.com/NFR.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Note: Hakkasan will be closed Thursday, Dec 18 – Dec. 26.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

WHISKEY DOWN
Located on the casino floor, Whiskey Down is an intimate lounge featuring high-end gaming including six Blackjack tables, seven video-poker machines at the bar and seating for up to 64 guests. In its beverage lineup, Whiskey Down offers a wide array of brown spirits including American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies as well as specialty cocktails.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar features an innovative drink menu and a progressive music program. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louis Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16, with proof of prior admission; not including service fees
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.