Nevada Wild Fest Announces Music Lineup & Celebrity Meet and Greet Schedule

Nevada Wild Fest Announces Music Lineup

and Celebrity Meet & Greet Schedule

Four-Day Festival Benefits the Lili Claire Foundation

The Nevada Wild Fest will bring a diverse selection of musical performers, including country, pop and hip hop to the festival main stage, in addition to special guest hosts, celebrity appearances, meet and greets and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from October 25 – 28, 2012, including the DockDogs® Iron Dog championship being filmed as a one-hour television special for Outdoor Channel with special guest hosts Eva Shockey of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures and American Idol winner and Bally’s Las Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks.

Entertainers include pop sensations Cody Simpson and Megan & Liz, as well as some of 95.5 KWNR’s hottest country acts including The Farm, Craig Campbell, Gwen Sebastian, JT Hodges and Kristen Kelly. For those seeking a late night club atmosphere, there is a spectacular lineup featuring artists such as Sleepy Brown, Colette Carr, LA Velvet, D’Manti and Las Vegas resident DJ M!KEATTACK.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Stage Host: Hal Sparks – 7:30 p.m.
  • Megan & Liz
  • Cody Simpson
  • LA Velvet
  • DJ M!KEATTACK

Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Stage Host: Shari Belafonte – 7:30 p.m.
  • Gwen Sebastian
  • Craig Campbell
  • The Farm
  • Colette Carr

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Stage Host: Kash Kiefer – 7:30 p.m.
  • Kristy Lee Cook
  • Tyler Farr
  • Sleepy Brown

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Stage Host: Chippendales, Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis – 7:30 p.m.
  • JT Hodges
  • Miss Willie Brown
  • Kristen Kelly
  • D’Manti

In addition to the outstanding music lineup, Nevada Wild Fest attendees can also enjoy exclusive celebrity meet and greets with PBR bull riding finalists, Ashley Argota from Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP and Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures, Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up!, and Kyle Massey from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and Disney’s That’s So Raven.

The Nevada Wild Fest also will offer access to cooking demos featuring delectable culinary creations from some of Vegas’ top chefs from TAO, LAVO, NOVE Italiano and more.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – PBR Bull Riders – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October, 26, 2012

  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Chris Conlin of FIX – 1:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Mike Armstrong of TAO – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Massimiliano Campanari of LAVO – 4:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Mimmo Ferraro of Ferraro’s – 7:00 p.m

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – Eva Shockey – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Geno Bernardo of NOVE Italiano – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Todd Harrington of Central – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – Ashley Argota, Kenton Duty and Kyle Massey – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Dave Middleton of Marche Bacchus – 1:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Eric Suniga of Culinary Dropout – 7:00 p.m.

All concerts, celebrity meet and greets and chef cooking demos are included with admission. Adults $9; Seniors, military and college students $7 with ID and free for children three and under. Tickets are available at the Nevada Wild Fest box office at the entrance of the event.

Now in its third year, the Nevada Wild Fest brings family-friendly talent and attractions to Southern Nevada in efforts to raise funds for the Lili Claire Foundation, a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with neurogenetic conditions. For more information on the Nevada Wild Fest, visit www.NevadaWildFest.com. Find the Nevada Wild Fest on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About The Lili Claire Foundation
The Lili Claire Foundation is a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic condition; such as, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Autism – all of these programs and services are provided free of charge.  Patients are diagnosed and treated under the medial direction of Dr. Colleen Morris and her team of professionals from the University Nevada School of Medicine.  The Lili Claire Foundation is proud to have been serving the Las Vegas community and Nevada for almost a decade. For more information, visit www.liliclairefoundation.org.

About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the Show in the Sky, as well as Crown Theater. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the famous Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar and VooDoo Beach. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit www.riolasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

 

Nevada Wild Fest Brings Music Performers, Celebrities and Carnival to Rio, October 25 – 28, 2012

Nevada Wild Fest Brings Music Performers, Celebrities and

Carnival to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Four-Day Festival Benefits The Lili Claire Foundation

The Nevada Wild Fest, a four-day, fun-filled event including top musical talent, celebrity meet and greets, cooking demonstrations, the national DockDogs® competitions and a state-fair carnival experience, is scheduled for October 25 – 28, 2012 at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

The Nevada Wild Fest, now in its third year, has turned into Southern Nevada’s premier family-friendly festival bringing outstanding talent and attractions at an affordable price.

“Our goal has always been to bring up-and-coming talent to the Nevada Wild Fest and allow families to have a great time while they support an important cause,” said Keith Resnick, Nevada Wild Fest Organizer and Co-Founder of the Lili Claire Foundation. “This year is no exception, we have great performers and experiences planned all four days.”

Headlining the festival on Thursday, October 25 is Australian singing sensation and rising star Cody Simpson featuring singing sister duo Megan & Liz as the opening act.

The four-day festival will also feature performances by some of 95.5 KWNR’s hottest country acts including The Farm, Gwen Sebastian, JT Hodges and Kristen Kelly. Concerts are included with admission.

Celebrity meet and greets include PBR bull riding finalists, Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up!, Kyle Massey from Disney’s That’s So Raven and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and Ashley Argota from Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP and Buckett & Skinners Epic Adventure.

Admission to the festival, which includes daily concerts, celebrity meet and greets, cooking demonstrations, national DockDogs® competitions, Zumbathon, safe trick or treating, and much more, is just $9 for adults, $7 for military, seniors and college students with ID, and free for children three and under.

Festival goers can also experience the largest state fair carnival experience in the Las Vegas Valley, featuring 35 large format rides as well as midway attractions. Discount wristband certificates are available at all Albertsons Sav-On stores for ONLY $22.  Carnival wristbands do not include festival admission and are not valid on the slingshot, bungee jump or zipline.

Other attractions include the world’s largest slingshot, a bungee jump, zipline, Blood Village’s Haunted Maze, Las Vegas’ best gourmet food trucks as well food vendors, beer and wine gardens, specialty and arts and crafts vendors.

The Nevada Wild Fest is the largest fundraiser for the Lili Claire Foundation, a private medical center providing services to special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic condition free of charge.

For the festival hours, directions, parking and the latest information, visit www.NevadaWildFest.com. Find the Nevada Wild Fest on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Lili Claire Foundation

The Lili Claire Foundation is a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic condition; such as, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Autism – all of these programs and services are provided free of charge.  Patients are diagnosed and treated under the medial direction of Dr. Colleen Morris and her team of professionals from the University Nevada School of Medicine.  The Lili Claire Foundation is proud to have been serving the Las Vegas community and Nevada for almost a decade. For more information, please visit www.liliclairefoundation.org.

About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn and Teller, the world-famous Chippendales, Show in the Sky, and Crown Theater. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the famous Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar and VooDoo Beach. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit www.riolasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

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

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

NOW OPEN AT THE NEW TROPICANA LAS VEGAS

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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

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

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

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

·         Fridays: 9 p.m.

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

·         Tuesdays: Dark

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

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

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

About Dancing With The Stars

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

About BBC Worldwide

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

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

About BBC Worldwide Productions

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

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

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

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

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

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

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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

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

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

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

·              Fridays: 9 p.m.

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

·              Tuesdays: Dark

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

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

Star and Professional Dancer Bios:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About Dancing With The Stars

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

About BBC Worldwide

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

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

About BBC Worldwide Productions

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

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

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