Photo Recap: Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Speaks to the Continued Needs of the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS Community

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Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Speaks to the Continued Needs of the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS Community
Circus-themed show raises money for direct client assistance

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Golden Rainbow took guests “Under the Big Top” during its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22. The one-of-a-kind event helped raise awareness and funds for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada Community.

Returning emcees TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity served as ringmasters of the circus-inspired production. The two announced the extravaganza’s eclectic lineup that featured mesmerizing acrobatics, goofy clown antics, powerful vocals, remarkable dance numbers, eye-popping illusions and more. Notable performers included Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity;vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

In addition to the fundraising spectacular, Golden Rainbow hosted a silent auction with exclusive prizes including tickets to some of Las Vegas’ top shows, dinner at thecity’s best restaurants and trips to premier destinations. Bidders were entertained by jugglers, clowns and acrobats as they browsed the items in the lobby of the theater.

All proceeds from “Ribbon of Life” benefit the nonprofit’s efforts in providing housing and direct financial assistance to the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS community. As a result of last year’s fundraising efforts, Golden Rainbow provided its clients with 15,720 nights of shelter; money for medications, transportation and food; among other everyday necessities.

Supporters can learn more about Golden Rainbow’s mission, donate to the cause and order DVDs from this year’s “Ribbon of Life” at www.goldenrainbow.org.

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About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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Headliners and Cast Members from Las Vegas’ Biggest Shows Star in Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, June 22

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HEADLINERS AND CAST MEMBERS FROM LAS VEGAS’ BIGGEST SHOWS STAR IN GOLDEN RAINBOW’S 28TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF lIFE” AT RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO, JUNE 22

Tickets on sale now at goldenrainbow.org, ticketmaster.com, Rio’s box office and 800.745.3000

Golden Rainbow reveals the thrilling lineup for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m.

 

This year’s production, “Under the Big Top,” will be full of exhilarating circus-inspired acts with performances by entertainers Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity;vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

 

For nearly three decades, “Ribbon of Life” has featured some of the best performers from the city’s premiere shows and entertainment groups. The spectacular will be hosted by TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity. During last year’s production, more than 1,400 people came together and raised more than $152,000 through ticket purchases, a silent auction and monetary donations. All proceeds help support Golden Rainbow’s mission of providing housing and direct financial assistance to the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS community.

Guests interested in experiencing the one-of-a-kind extravaganza can now purchase tickets at the property’s box office, online at goldenrainbow.org and ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100, $175 and $200.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Vegas Entertainers Perform at 24th Annual AIDS Walk on May 4

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Las Vegas Entertainers Perform at 24th Annual AIDS Walk 2014 on May 4

A plethora of Vegas’ entertainers will unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS at the 24th annual AIDS Walk on Sunday, May 4 at UNLV to benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN).

For the 13th year in a row, Penn & Teller will serve as grand marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge, matching donations of $250 or more.

Local TV personality Chris Saldaña and morning co-host at 100.5 FM KXNT Dayna Roselli will host the day’s festivities, which will kick-off with Josh Strickland from VEGAS! The Show singing the National Anthem. Also performing during the opening ceremony and at the community picnic following the walk are: acts from Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas, Rose.Rabbit.Lie, Panda!, Mo5aic, Absinthe, Million Dollar Quartet, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, DJ Axis, Zodiac Dragon, Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko Drummers, Kaution Dance Kru and instructors from TruFusion Yoga will lead the warm up before the walk.

AIDS Walk Las Vegas has become the largest fundraiser of the year for AFAN, with more than 12,000 walkers in 2013, raising more than $400,000. Understanding that the fight against HIV/AIDS is a community effort, AFAN is inviting other local HIV/AIDS nonprofits to participate in AIDS Walk and giving back 50% of the money raised by their teams to support their own organization’s fundraising missions.

Presenting sponsors of AIDS Walk include Penn & Teller, Walgreens, Findlay Cadillac and Findlay Honda, Ketel One Vodka, Jetflicks, Vegas Seven, CBS Radio and Jamba Juice.

Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. in front of the Student Union with the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10:30. The community picnic, which is a joint effort with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), will be held immediately following the walk in front of the Student Union and feature some of Las Vegas’ finest food trucks.

Individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate and registration is free. A minimum donation of $50 per person is encouraged and includes an official AIDS Walk t-shirt. For additional information and to register, visit afanlv.org

To kick off the weekend, TAO Nightclub at The Venetian will host the fourth annual Red Party on Thursday, May 1 with free admission and two-hour open bar for attendees dressed in red. TAO will make a donation to AFAN for every guest that arrives dressed in red.

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, AFAN is the oldest and largest AIDS organization in the state of Nevada, assisting more than 4,000 local men, women and children.

Photos: PANDA! CELEBRATES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO®

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PANDA! CELEBRATES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO®

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

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

Photos: Las Vegas’ Striptease Spectacular PEEPSHOW Concludes Four-Year Run at Planet Hollywood

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LAS VEGAS’ STRIPTEASE SPECTACULAR

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CONCLUDES FOUR-YEAR RUN AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD

 

On Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, the sexy cast of Las Vegas’ only striptease spectacular, PEEPSHOW at Planet Hollywood bid farewell to the audience as they tantalized the crowd with their sizzling performance one last time, receiving tremendous applause as they took their final bows.  Alongside previous PEEPSHOW performers, the cast received red roses and listened to heartfelt speeches given by headliner and TV reality vixen Coco, “Peep Diva” Cheaza, vocalist Josh Strickland and PEEPSHOW Associate Director and Co-Choreographer, Nick Kenkel.

Created and directed by Tony Award®-winner Jerry Mitchell, PEEPSHOW debuted at Planet Hollywood in March 2009 as a modern burlesque show combining sexy striptease and celebrity with top-of-the-line production values and specifically designed for the dynamic, glamorous audience that exists only in the adult playground of Las Vegas.  During its run PEEPSHOW welcomed to the stage an incomparable lineup of well-known beauties including pop sensations Mel B. and Aubrey O’Day, soap starlet Kelly Monaco and Broadway actress Shoshana Bean, blonde bombshell Holly Madison and reality siren, Coco. Since its premiere PEEPSHOW has been singled out by critics as “Sin City’s Sexiest Burlesque Act!,” “A frisky, flashy update on that Vegas staple, the topless burlesque show.,” “The Strip’s MUST SEE entertainment,” and “The sexiest show on the planet!”

PEEPSHOW came to a close after its 9:30 p.m. performance on Sunday with more than 1,500 performances completed during the four-year run.

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Photos: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Hosts Star-Studded Parties with Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg at REHAB and Coco at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours, Aug. 31

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The Labor Day weekend festivities at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continued with non-stop, star-studded parties on Sunday, Aug. 31.

On Sunday, the full day of fun started at REHAB, Las Vegas’ original dayclub, with a performance by multi-platinum artist Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg. The artist wowed thousands of screaming fans with hits “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Gin and Juice,” “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” “Young, Wild & Free” and “California Girls.” Guests also went wild, showed off their best dance moves and sang along as he covered “Jamming’” by Bob Marley, “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled and more. Following his performance, Snoop Lion was spotted hanging out onstage with singer Trey Songz.

The revelry continued that night as PEEPSHOW headliner and “Ice Loves Coco” reality star Coco hosted Sunday School at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours. The star was joined by her husband, actor and rapper Ice-T, family and cast mates including reality star Josh Strickland as they commemorated the conclusion of PEEPSHOW’s four and a half-year run. The group had fun dancing and hanging out at their table. During the night, Coco and Ice-T hit the stage to thank fans for all their support. Then, Ice-T grabbed the microphone and surprised the crowd by rapping a couple songs as Coco danced alongside him. Among the partiers was founding member of 98 Degrees, Jeff Timmons. He was joined by cast members of his new male revue Men of the Strip.

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Photo Credit:  Erik Kabik

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music /entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com.

Golden Rainbow Unveils Headliners Jon Secada and Michael Grimm for the 27th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraising Production on Sunday, June 30

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GOLDEN RAINBOW UNVEILS HEADLINERS JON SECADA AND MICHAEL GRIMM  FOR THE 27TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF LIFE” FUNDRAISING PRODUCTION ON SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Tickets still available at www.goldenrainbow.org

 

Golden Rainbow reveals its lineup for the 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” production including performances by world-renowned, two-time GRAMMY winning singer Jon Secada and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” star Michael Grimm. The fundraiser will take place at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 1p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

Secada is a singer and songwriter with two GRAMMY Awards, 20 million albums sold and starring roles on Broadway. Adored by millions around the world, Secada has been recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers for his soulful and melodic voice. He is currently celebrating 20 years of hits with the release of his new single, “I’m Never Too Far Away.” Beyond music, Secada devotes himself to assisting various charitable groups all over the world through his personal organization, “Jon Secada Charities.” Among them, Secada has been active with AIDS research groups.

Grimm took home first place on season five of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and headlined the first-ever national “America’s Got Talent Tour.” The Southern charmer continued to tour with legendary artist Stevie Nicks and debuted his first major label release in the spring of 2011. His passion for giving back was evident when he rebuilt his grandparent’s house following Hurricane Katrina devastation.

This year’s extravaganza, “Tributes,” will feature a wide spectrum of tribute-themed performances from contemporary to classic, Broadway to film, pop to hip-hop, comedy and more. Aside from Secada and Grimm, the exciting lineup will include Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland, George Wallace, Frankie Marino, Reva Rice; vocal groups Mo5aic, The Las Vegas Tenors, The Phat Pack, Celebrity City Chorus; members from Human Nature, Jubilee!, VEGAS! the Show; and many more. Additional performances to be announced closer to the fundraiser.

In 2012, “Ribbon of Life” drew a record-setting crowd of 1,630. The performance raised more than $200,000, topping the previous year by $40,000, for the HIV/AIDS nonprofit. Memorable numbers included “Rhythm Of Life” by Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular, “Circle of Life” by children’s group Broadway in the Hood, “Rock of Ages,” by the famous Las Vegas Tenors, “Suite From Porgy and Bess” by Clint Holmes and more.

“Ribbon of Life” is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and the Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraising spectacular is unlike any other production in the city and features some of the best performers from premier shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing new numbers and talent, each year’s audience is always surprised, thrilled and inspired by the performances that are exclusive to the event.

Tickets for Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production are still on sale and are available for purchase at The Smith Center Box Office, thesmithcenter.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-749-2000.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.
Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

 

 

Photos: Jabbawockeez Grand Opening, May 31

Photos: Jabbawockeez Grand Opening, May 31

 

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Photo credit: Erik Kabik

HofbräuhausLV Presents PEEPSHOW Star Coco to Tap Dark Wheat Beer

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PEEPSHOW Star Coco Takes the Stage at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
Dark Wheat Beer Keg Tapping on Friday, May 31

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas brings the unique and irresistible Dark Wheat beer a.k.a. Hofbräu Hefe Weizen Dunkel back for the third year in a row. The malty aroma fills the hall on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. as Planet Hollywood Headliner Coco taps the coffee and cocoa-inspired brew.

Coco of E!’s “Ice Loves Coco” takes the stage in Las Vegas’ only striptease spectacular, PEEPSHOW. Her talented co-stars Josh Strickland and Cheaza will join her as she fulfills her keg tapping duties.

“I’m extremely excited about being invited to tap a keg at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas,” says Coco. “It’s an honor to be included among the Las Vegas’ entertainers asked to participate in this German tradition.”

With eyes glaring and mouths watering, Coco will tap the seasonal Dark Wheat draft using only a mallet and her strength to release the spectacular beer. Hurry down to experience the limited brew created from Munich malt, caramel, röstmalz and a variety of other special malts.

 

ABOUT HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS:
The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun.

From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and much more, all accompanied by great music and the finest Hofbräu beer. At the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it’s Oktoberfest every day!

For more information, please contact Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 702.853.BEER (2337), or visit online at www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com.

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

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS SERVES AS OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS FOR NEVADA’S BIG GIVE, APRIL 25 

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

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

WHEN:
Thursday, April 25

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

WHERE:
Miracle Mile Shops

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

 

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

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

Rí Rá Las Vegas Raises $12,500 For St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Rí Rá Las Vegas Raises $12,500 for  St. Baldrick’s Foundation

On Saturday, March 2, Rí Rá Las Vegas raised more than $12,500 at its second head-shaving fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and help survivors lead long and healthy lives.

 

Starting at 1 p.m., participants shed their locks at Rí Rá to support the fight against childhood cancer. The haircuts continued throughout the day, as local barbers from The Art of Shaving volunteered their time to shave heads. Stars from PEEPSHOW, including Josh Strickland and Cheaza, and local food critic Al Mancini took turns as guest barbers by shaving locks off several volunteers. One brave woman shed 26 inches of hair. In addition to raising money for St. Baldrick’s, she also donated her hair to Locks of Love. More than 40 heads were shaved on the day. During the event, guests enjoyed commentary from emcee Paul Cray.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $100 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

 

About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.  The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas.  Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850.  The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.

 

Follow Rí Rá Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Celebrity Shavers Kick Off Rí Rá Las Vegas’ St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser March 2

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CELEBRITY SHAVERS KICK OFF RI RA LAS VEGAS’
ST. BALDRICK’S FUNDRAISER MARCH 2

WHAT:  Rí Rá Las Vegas will host its second St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

WHO: Celebrity shavers from PEEPSHOW, including “Peep Diva” Cheaza and Josh Strickland

WHEN:
Saturday, March 2
1 p.m. – The stars of PEEPSHOW will serve as guest hairdressers and shave the first volunteer shavee heads at Rí Rá’s St. Baldrick’s event.

WHERE:
Rí Rá Irish Pub, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
3930 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

DETAILS: As celebrity shavers, the stars of PEEPSHOW will help the first round of shavees go bald. The head-shaving event supports the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.. Local hairdressers will volunteer their time to assist the ladies of PEEPSHOW and give additional haircuts throughout the day. Those wishing to support a shavee or keep their hair can donate funds on the Rí Rá  St. Baldrick’s event page  and at the pub. During the event, guests will enjoy live music and other festivities.                                                                            

ABOUT:  Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.  The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas.  Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850.  The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.

Follow Rí Rá Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

 

Tickets For Golden Rainbow’s 26th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Spectacular Now On Sale

Tickets For Golden Rainbow’s 26th Annual “Ribbon Of Life” Spectacular Now On Sale
Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit hosts fundraising production June 24 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets for Golden Rainbow’s 26th “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production start at $38 and are now available for purchase at thesmithcenter.com, goldenrainbow.org and The Smith Center box office at 702.749.2000. This year’s “Ribbon of Life” will take place inside Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Artson Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m.

Confirmed performers include Clint Holmes, Reva Rice and the cast of Vegas the Show!, Broadway in the Hood, Las Vegas Deaf Choir as well as the casts of Jubilee!, Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular and more.

Debuting in its new home, The Smith Center for Performing Arts, “Ribbon of Life” draws thousands of supporters each year and is easily one of the biggest shows in Southern Nevada. Last year’s spectacular included “Everything I Am” by PEEPSHOW headliner and co-star of E!’s “Holly’s World” Josh Strickland, “The Color Purple” by the cast of THE LION KING, “Footloose” by Human Nature and Clint Holmes’ rendition of “West Side Story,” which earned a standing ovation from the crowd.

Keep up with the latest news on the 26th annual “Ribbon of Life” event on Facebook or Twitter.

About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Third Annual Las Vegas Broadway Bares: Barelesque at PEEPSHOW, April 15

PEEPSHOW JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINT AIDS WITH THIRD ANNUAL
LAS VEGAS BROADWAY BARES: BARELESQUE ON APRIL 15
Hosted by ABSINTHE’s The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets
With A Special Performance by PEEPSHOW’s Josh Strickland

PEEPSHOW, Las Vegas’ mega-hit striptease spectacular is pleased to announce the Third Annual Las Vegas Broadway Bares: Barelesque on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m., which will be held on the PEEPSHOW stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  Hosted by ABSINTHE’s dynamic duo The Gazillionaire and his assistant Penny Pibbets, the show will feature the sexiest entertainers from across the Las Vegas Strip, with a special performance by PEEPSHOW’s Josh Strickland.

Tickets are available for $20. VIP tickets, which include a $20 tax deduction, are also available for $50. All tickets can be purchased in-person at the CHI Showroom and online at www.Ticketmaster.com.

All proceeds from Las Vegas Broadway Bares: Barelesque will be donated directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has drawn upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community to raise more than $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS also awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.

Based off Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell’s Broadway Bares in New York City, which is one of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual signature performances and the inspiration for PEEPSHOW, Las Vegas Broadway Bares: Barelesque will feature the hottest dancers from the Strip’s top shows and performance groups, including PEEPSHOW, Matt Goss, The Pussycat Dolls, Show in the Sky, Jubilee! LOVE, Divas of Las Vegas, Vegas! The Show and the Sirens of TI among many others.

Celebrities attend Silverton Casino Hotel to support Nevada SPCA Celebrity Bingo Bow Wow Fundraiser Feb. 25

 

Silverton Casino Hotel and the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) held the Celebrity Bingo Bow Wow fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25 inside Veil Pavilion. Celebrities in attendance included: Richard “The Old Man” Harrison from HISTORY Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” pro BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, Angel Porrino, The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets from Absinthe, Josh Strickland from E!’s Holly’s World and Peepshow, Fantasy, Thunder From Down Under, magician Murray Sawchuck and many more.

Each celebrity walked the red carpet along with the dog or goat of their choice provided by the Nevada SPCA. The event brought awareness to the many pets that need to be adopted as well as the proceeds from the event went to benefit the no-kill animal shelter. The event raised $7,000 for the Nevada SPCA.

Celebrities played bingo alongside other guests and some even called games from the stage. Performers for the event were the girls from Fantasy, the guys from Thunder From Down Under and season 10 American Idol finalist Jacob Lusk, who sang a song by his idol, the late Whitney Houston.

2012 Miss Nevada USA & Teen USA Pageant

 

2012 Miss Nevada USA & Teen USA Pageant

WHEN:
· Sunday, January 29th 2012, 7:00 PM

WHERE:
· Palms Casino, Pearl Theatre

WHAT:

· Hosted by: Shanna Moakler , creative director of the Miss Nevada pageant and former Miss USA & Las Vegas DJ Chet Buchanan

· Pageant Choreography by Tony Dovolani of Dancing With The Stars

· Celebrity Judging Panel including Torrance Coombs,  Josh Strickland,  Kelly Monaco,  Vince Neil, Michael Boychuck, Stacy Kaiser, Lizzie Grubman, Dr. Teri Dubrow, Harvey Walden, Maksim Chmerkovskiy,Val Chmerkovskiy, Kelly Monaco, Helen Salas, and Rain Andreani,

· Produced by the acclaimed Atwell Group

· Tickets available at http://www.missnevadausa.com/

MISS NEVADA USA PAGEANT ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED JUDGING PANEL

MISS NEVADA USA PAGEANT ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED JUDGING PANEL

Celebrities such as Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Josh Strickland to pick the next Miss Nevada USA

The Miss Nevada USA Pageant has announced the celebrities on board to judge this year’s competition in addition to model and actress, Shanna Moakler who will be the co-host alongside Chet Buchanan of 98.5 radio. The celebrities that are bringing their varied backgrounds and talents to the judging table are: celebrity hair colorist, Michael Boychuck, relationship expert, Stacy Kaiser, celebrity publicist, Lizzie Grubman, Plastic Surgeon and star of E!’s Bridalplasty and Extreme Makeover, Dr. Teri Dubrow, Harvey Walden of Celebrity Fit Club, lead singer of Motley Crue, Vince Neil, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing With the Stars.

The Miss Nevada USA Pageant Organization will also be producing the Miss Nevada Teen USA Pageant alongside the Miss Nevada USA Pageant. Announced to judge the show is: Val Chmerkovskiy of Dancing With the Stars, Kelly Monaco, star of General Hospital, former Miss Nevada USA Helen Salas, makeup expert and owner of Rain Makeup Academy, Rain Andreani, Torrance Coombs, actor and star of Las Vegas’ Peepshow and co-star of E!’s Holly’s World, Josh Strickland.

It was announced just last month that seasoned pageant host and reality star Shanna Moakler will host the pageant and serve as the sole creative director along with this A-list line up. Shanna had this to say about the announced celebrity judges and pageant, “It is going to be a great show, we have a lot of surprises and with our celebrity judges, it will really take the pageant to new fun heights.”

The Miss Nevada USA Pageant and the Miss Nevada USA Teen Pageant will be held on January 29th at the Pearl Theatre inside the Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. Tickets are still available for purchase on ticketmaster.com. For additional information regarding sponsorship, contestant information, and broadcast information, visit missnevadausa.com.

 

Tropicana’s Club Nikki to Host Star-Studded Event to Benefit Nevada AIDS Project ‘Life’s A Ball: A Celebration of Life and Journey Towards the Cure’

 

TROPICANA’S CLUB NIKKI TO HOST STAR-STUDDED EVENT
TO BENEFIT NEVADA AIDS PROJECT
‘LIFE’S A BALL: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND JOURNEY TOWARDS THE CURE’
Dozens of Celebrities and Las Vegas Headliners to Attend Event in Support of World AIDS Day

 

WHAT:  Las Vegas headliners and celebrities will come together in support for “Life’s A Ball: A Celebration of Life and Journey Towards the Cure” at Club Nikki inside Tropicana Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 1.

The star-studded event will include the E! Entertainment star of “Holly’s World” and PEEPSHOW star Josh Strickland, cast members of Absinthe including The Gazillionaire and his sidekick, Penny and Melody Sweets, the men of Chippendales including Jaymes Vaughn, the ladies of FANTASY including headliner, Lorena Peril, Noor from Real World Road Rules Challenge, the casts of Zumanity, Bite and the Rat Pack, Miss Nevada 2011, Alana Lee, star of Vegas! The Show, Reva Rice, People Magazine’s “Hottest Bachelors” Matt Zarely and more.

WHO: Celebrities to walk the red carpet at Club Nikki                  

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 1

WHERE: Club Nikki at Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109