FRANKIE MORENO PERFORMS WITH “ELVIS PRESLEY’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL IN CONCERT” AT HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

 

FRANKIE MORENO PERFORMS WITH
“ELVIS PRESLEY’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL IN CONCERT”
AT HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28


Courtesy “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” 

 

Wednesday evening, celebrated entertainer Frankie Moreno and Lacey Schwimmer were spotted in the audience at “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Near the end of the show, Moreno jumped on stage to perform “Jailhouse Rock” with the band. Following the show, Moreno and Schwimmer joined cast members backstage for photos.

 

“Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” is the ultimate Elvis hit-driven story-telling concert experience. Presenting the music and the story of Elvis’ meteoric rise to fame all in one night’s immersive experience, the show features nearly two dozen Elvis songs that came to define “rock ‘n’ roll” as we know it today, while four giant LED walls present authentic imagery and scenes from his extraordinary life. “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” is the only Elvis production in Las Vegas authorized by Authentic Brands Group, owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC.

 

“Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” performs Wednesday through Monday at 8 p.m. with an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The show is dark Tuesday. Tickets are on sale now and start at $49. Additional fees may apply. To purchase tickets, visit harrahslasvegas.comticketmaster.com or call 702.777.2782. For groups of 10 or more, please call 702.785.5394 or 866.633.0195, or email hello@indigotickets.com

 

For more information about “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert,” please visit HeartBreakHotelConcert.com.

 

Robbins Lane Entertainment 
Robbins Lane Entertainmentis a production company based in Los Angeles that was started by lifelong friends Seth Fass and Scott Prisand. Fass is the owner of East Coast Capital Corp overseeing over $400 million in mortgages annually. A banker by trade, he made his Hollywood producer debut with “F the Prom” before partnering with Prisand to form Robbins Lane Entertainment. Prisand is a Broadway and feature film producer whose Broadway credits include “Rock of Ages,” “Legally Blonde,” “Bombay Dreams,” “BKLYN The Musical,” “Inappropriate” and “Heathers: The Musical.” He has also produced several feature films including “Rock of Ages,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” “Hesher,” “Sympathy for Delicious,” and “Barry Munday.” 

 

Harrah’s Las Vegas
With more than 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, Harrah’s Las Vegas is an affordable, welcoming resort where guests can break away from their daily routine in a playful atmosphere. The newly renovated Valley Tower features 1,600 stylish rooms with warm tones of gray and purple accents, as well as dark wood furnishings. Harrah’s Las Vegas features 87,000 square-feet of casino space, a modern Race & Sports Book offering both live gaming and sports betting, and more than 25,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space. Six restaurants encompass everything from Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar & Grill,’ which offers an all-American menu and live music nightly, to the chef-driven Fulton Street Food Hall, to the upscale setting of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, a romantic venue with breathtaking views of the Strip. Harrah’s outdoor bar, Carnaval Court, brings high energy to the Las Vegas Strip with live music and some of the world’s top flair bartenders who juggle and pour to perfection. A wide variety of entertainment options include rock and roll headliners The Righteous Brothers featuring Bill Medley with Bucky Heard, Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert and the comedy-magic of Mac King. Harrah’s Las Vegas is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit harrahslasvegas.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Harrah’s Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand development, marketing, and entertainment company, which owns a portfolio of global entertainment and lifestyle brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG manages, elevates, and builds the long-term value of more than 50 consumer brands and properties by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. Its brands have a global retail footprint in more than 100,000 points of sale across the luxury, specialty, department store, mid-tier, mass, and e-commerce channels and more than 4,800 branded freestanding stores and shop-in-shops around the world. ABG is committed to transforming brands by delivering compelling product, content, business, and immersive brand experiences. It creates and activates original marketing strategies to drive the success of its brands across all consumer touchpoints, platforms, and emerging media. ABG’s portfolio of iconic and world-renowned brands includes Marilyn Monroe®, Mini Marilyn®, Elvis Presley®, Muhammad Ali®, Shaquille O’Neal®, Dr. J®, Greg Norman®, Neil Lane®, Thalia®, Michael Jackson® (managed brand), Nautica®, Aéropostale®, Juicy Couture®, Vince Camuto®, Herve Leger®, Judith Leiber®, Frederick’s of Hollywood®, Nine West®, Frye®, Jones New York®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, Enzo Angiolini®, CC Corso Como®, Hickey Freeman®, Hart Schaffner Marx®, Adrienne Vittadini®, Taryn Rose®, Bandolino®, Misook®, 1.STATE®, CeCe®, Chaus®, Spyder®, Tretorn®, Tapout®, Prince®, Airwalk®, Vision Street Wear®, Above The Rim®, Hind®, Thomasville®, Drexel®, and Henredon®. For more information, please visit ABG-NYC.com.

 

Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere Celebrates 500 Performances

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Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere Celebrates 500 Performances With Exciting New Show Additions

New Performances Begin June 12, 2014 at The Stratosphere Theater

In preparation for his 500th performance at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno will debut a brand new show including new band members, new songs, and new choreography and special performances by Dancing With The Stars’ Lacey Schwimmer in his critically acclaimed Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere beginning June 12, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Moreno is known for his unique and enthusiastic style on stage. The singer, songwriter and showman is incorporating the changes to keep the show fresh for audience members and to tap into his own artistic pursuits.

“I want to continue keeping audiences entertained and after 500 shows at the Stratosphere Theater, this is the perfect time to mix it up a bit,” said Moreno. “I think the audience is really going to like it.”

Changes include new songs written by Moreno and his song-writing team, brothers Ricky and Tony Moreno. The band will also debut four new members who, along with the entire band, will take a more active role in the performance by participating in choreography. The dance and choreography aspects of the show are being directed by professional dancer and choreographer Lacey Schwimmer, who will also dance periodically during Moreno’s performances. Schwimmer, who performed for six seasons on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars program also danced during Moreno’s performance on the popular show in 2012.

“Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere is one of the premier live shows on the Las Vegas Strip with an incredible amount of artistic energy, showmanship and talent,” said Paul Hobson, Vice President and General Manager of the Stratosphere. “We’re excited about the changes and the new feel to the show.”

 

Frankie Moreno performs with his 10-piece band Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Stratosphere Theater. Tickets are $39.99, plus tax and can be purchased online at www.stratospherehotel.com or by calling (702) 380-7777. Locals receive a 25% discount on ticket prices.

A fan favorite of locals and Las Vegas visitors, Frankie Moreno was named “Best All-Around Performer” by Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas in 2012 and “Best Strip Headliner” by Las Vegas Weekly.

Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere includes:

Frankie Moreno – Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica

Tony Moreno – Bass

Alec Zeilon – Guitar

Peanut Butter – Drums

Chandler Judkins – Trumpet 1

Chris Massa – Trumpet 2

Caleb McKee – Trombone

Sammi Ciarlo – Violin 1

Monique Olivas – Violin 2

Zoe Ley – Cello

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About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and the production show PIN UP™, featuring PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year® Claire Sinclair. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

Photos: Vinnie Paul Hosted his 50th Birthday Bash at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, March 11

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Rock ‘n’ roll legend Vinnie Paul, best known as the drummer in the heavy metal group HELLYEAH, hosted his 50th birthday bash inside Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, March 11.

Paul, along with many of his close friends and family members, took over the intimate venue for an unforgettable celebration. As guests walked in, Las Vegas-based rock band Sin City Sinners joined by Slash bassist Todd Kerns performed a cover of Guns N’ Roses song “Welcome to the Jungle.” Attendees continued to hop on stage throughout the night including Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist DJ Ashba, LA Guns vocalist Phil Lewis, Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo, Ace Frehley drummer Scot Coogan, Zowie Bowie performer Chris Phillips, Armored Saint and DC4 guitarist Jeff Duncan and more, to perform some of the greatest hits in rock ‘n’ roll history. Paul was seen having a great time and was shocked when a customized birthday cake shaped as a HELLYEAH bass drum and drumsticks was presented to him.

Additional celebrity guests that were in attendance include Las Vegas Strip headliner Frankie Moreno, actor Brian Thomas, professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer, Asia frontman John Payne, Quiet Riot vocalist Paul Shortino,  Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, Lynch Mob vocalist Andrew Freeman, musician Zachary ThroneFOX’s “American Idol” finalist Jasmine Trias, singer and magician Ben Stone and more.

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Photo Credit:  Chase Stevens

 

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; 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, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Photo Recap: Las Vegas Weekly Celebrated its 15th Anniversary with Loyal Readers, Vegas’ Top Performers and Celebrities at #Unscripted Inside the Havana Room at The New Tropicana Las Vegas, Dec. 18

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Las Vegas Weekly Celebrated its 15th Anniversary with Loyal Readers, Vegas’ Top Performers and Celebrities at #Unscripted inside The Havana Room at The New Tropicana Las Vegas, Dec. 18


Las Vegas Weekly celebrated its 15th anniversary in true Las Vegas fashion with #Unscripted, a night that featured dozens of the city’s elite, at the Havana Room inside The New Tropicana Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 18. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefitted the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians and its mission to encourage young musicians through training, advanced study, career development and more.

More than 650 of the publication’s loyal fans gathered at the party, which commenced with signature spirits by Bacardi USA, sounds by producer and DJ duo MICS and a red carpet full of celebrities. Las Vegas Weekly Publisher Travis Keys and Las Vegas Weekly Editor Sarah Feldberg gave a few words to attendees followed by a “champagne wishes” toast from columnist and television personality Robin Leach. The evening was hosted by the editor at large and writer of entertainment column “The Kats Report,” John Katsilometes, who also took the limelight to introduce some of the party’s key performances including the night’s headliner Frankie Moreno.

Among the audience were several celebrities and Las Vegas personalities including Publisher and Editor of Las Vegas Sun Brian Greenspun; television personality Holly Madison and founder and CEO of Insomniac Pasquale Rotella; ‘NSYNC band member and television personality Joey Fatone; PIN UP Star and Playboy’s 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair; Lacey Schwimmer of “Dancing with the Stars”; Chippendales members including television personalities Jaymes Vaughn and James Davis; Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil; Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba; rock star Paul Shortino; professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna; Absinthe star Melody Sweets; “America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm; entertainer Zowie Bowie; Broadway star and television actress Pia Zadora; GRAMMY award-winning violinist Joshua Bell; comedian Jeff Civillico; comedy magician Mac King; illusionist Murray SawChuck; resident artist at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz Clint Holmes and Strip headliner Kelly Clinton-Holmes; Miss Nevada United States 2013 Hillary Billings; Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki; Chef Rick Moonen; Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul; national artist and musician Franky Perez; former Olympian Anne Cribbs; former professional baseball player Orel Hershiser;  cast members from Jersey Boys, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, The Phat Pack, ROCK OF AGES and Tournament of Kings; and more.

Guests had a blast as they mingled, sipped on drinks and enjoyed musical stylings, while Las Vegas’ top performers hit the stage with absolutely no rules. At the center of the uncensored madness was Moreno’s band, who invited the stars amongst the crowd to perform at random including Fatone, Neil, Ashba, Shortino, Grimm, Bell, Holmes and Sweets. The artists performed hits ranging from 70s rock to holiday classics.

For more information on Las Vegas Weekly’s 15th anniversary party, please visit www.lasvegasweekly.com.

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12.18.13 Murray SawChuck 12.18.13 Zowie Bowie, 12.18.13 Vinnie Paul 12.18.13 Vince Neil 12.18.13 Tournament of Kings cast members, 12.18.13 The Phat Pack, 12.18.13 Rick Moonen, 12.18.13 Ricardo 12.18.13 Pia Zadora 12.18.13 Paul Shortino

12.18.13 Chippendales Cast Members at Las Vegas Weekly's 15th Anniversary Party, 12.18.13 Claire Sinclair at Las Vegas Weekly's 15th Anniversary Party 12.18.13 L to R, Frankie Moreno, Lacey Schwimmer and Joey Fatone at Las Vegas Weekly's 15th Anniversary Party, 12.18.13 Vince Neil at Las Vegas Weekly's 15th Anniversary Party

Red Carpet Photo Credit: © Erin Orozco / Greenspun Media Group Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella Photo Credit: © Marcel Thomas / ZUMA Press Party Photo Credit: © Claire Hart / Greenspun Media Group

About Las Vegas Weekly Las Vegas Weekly is the authoritative newspaper of arts and culture for Las Vegas residents, and LasVegasWeekly.com is updated throughout the week with extensive, up-to-date listings and directories of restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment and more. Las Vegas Weekly is free and available each Thursday at newsstands, bookstores and select racks throughout Las Vegas and online at LasVegasWeekly.com.

About Greenspun Media Group  Greenspun Media Group (GMG) is managed by The Greenspun Corporation, which is based in Henderson, Nev. In Nevada, GMG publishes the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas WeeklyVEGAS INC and VEGAS2GO. The company produces four local websites, LasVegasSun.com, LasVegasWeekly.com, VEGASINC.com and LasVegasMagazine.com. GMG is owned by the Greenspun family, which also owns Sun Media Productions and tourism websites VEGAS.com and LasVegas.com.

More Star Power Added to Opportunity Village’s Celebrity Poker Tournament on April 6

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More Star Power Added to
Opportunity Village’s Celebrity Poker Tournament on April 6
Penn Jillette, Adrian Zmed, Lacey Schwimmer and more scheduled to appear

Any one can enter to win a seat in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event

More star power has been added to the 8th Annual Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 6 at 1 p.m. inside Caesars Palace Poker Room. The line-up now includes Penn Jillette; who will be joining his All-Star Celebrity Apprentice castmate Omarosa Manigault; actor Adrian Zmed; ballroom dancer Lacey Schwimmer; Playmate and Strip headliner Claire Sinclair and many more. One grand prize winner will receive a seat in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event in addition to other prizes, generously donated by Caesars Entertainment. The registration fee for this friendly, No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em competition is $300 per person and includes one seat in the tournament as well as entrance to a VIP brunch for the player and a guest at PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.

“The interest we’ve received for our Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament has been overwhelming and we are so grateful for the support of our community,” stated Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “With a few seats left, we are still encouraging people to sign up and go all in for Opportunity Village!”

Celebrities scheduled to appear at this year’s tournament include Opportunity Village board member and supporter as well as The Apprentice and current All-Star Celebrity Apprentice contestant Penn Jillette; entertainment reporter Robin Leach; actresses Tia Mowry-Hardick and Tamera Mowry-Housley; actor Adrian Zmed; actress Phoebe Price; The Apprentice and current All-Star Celebrity Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault; ballroom dancer Lacey Schwimmer; model and Playmate Claire Sinclair; celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck; hypnotist Marc Savard; illusionist Jan Rouven; NASCAR driver Taylor Barton; Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon; pro BMX dirt jumper Ricardo Laguna; Mrs. Nevada Deborah Ashton-Cooke; Miss Nevada Randi Sundquist; singer Lyssa Lynne; “Mystic Mona” Joseph; The Duke of Fremont Street; Champagne Showgirls; members of Chippendales Male Revue including James and Jaymes, also from Amazing Race season 21; the casts of Thunder from Down Under, Evil Dead: The Musical, Legwarmers: An 80’s Musical, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Fantasy, The Australian Bee Gees and Million Dollar Quartet and professional poker players including Emily Jillette, Frank Kassela, Allen Cunningham, Melissa Hayden, Jon Friedberg, Chip Jett, Karina Jett, Jason Newitt, Perry Friedman, Andy Bloch, Ben Lamb and Marco Traniello.

The 8th Annual Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament will also feature raffle prizes, with all proceeds of the event benefitting individuals served by Opportunity Village. Check in begins at 10 a.m. and VIP brunch begins at 11 a.m. inside PURE Nightclub. Tickets for brunch-only attendance can be purchased for $50. For more information, or to purchase tickets and register, visit www.ovpoker.com.

ABOUT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE MISSION
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their disabled children the best lives possible. 59 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected Community Rehabilitation Programs in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves more than 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more productive and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $7.6 million in 2012. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers $33.7 million annually.

PIN UP to Open March 2, 2013 at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

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PIN UP™ to Open March 2, 2013

 

Pull out your calendar and circle March 2.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower’s new original show PIN UP™, inspired by classic pin up girl calendars and starring PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year® and Bettie Page Clothing model Claire Sinclair, will now debut in the Stratosphere Theater on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.

PIN UP™ was previously announced to open Monday, February 25, 2013.

“Arrival of a new state-of-the-art lighting system designed specifically for PIN UP™ was delayed due to inclement weather,” said Matt Mascali, Vice President of Entertainment at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. “We owe it to our performers to make sure every component of the show matches the enormous talent on stage.”

Featuring an impressive cast of dancers, singers and a live six-piece band with a horn section led by acclaimed trumpeter, conductor and composer Dave Perrico, PIN UP™ is a fast-paced, swingin’ production that will transport audiences to a modern version of a vintage era where red lips, corsets and garter stockings grace the most beautiful of women.

Famous for her curvy figure and sumptuous smile, Sinclair won worldwide fame on the pages of the iconic PLAYBOY® magazine, first as Miss October in 2010 and later as PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year®. She has been featured on E!’s hit reality television shows The Bunny House and Holly’s World, and was a special guest performer for Crazy Horse Paris in 2010 and 2011. Sinclair also starred in a commercial for Bettie Page Clothing as well as made numerous appearances across the country on the clothing company’s behalf.

Critically acclaimed Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno is co-producer of the new show, created the concept and scored a high-energy collection of swingin’ music for PIN UP™, which includes his contemporary twist on nostalgic covers plus several new originals. Moreno was named “Best All-Around Performer” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas in 2012, and “Best Strip Headliner” by Las Vegas Weekly. Moreno recently wowed the nation with his stellar performance on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.

Lacey Schwimmer of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars fame choreographed the dance sequences featuring a wide variety of dance styles weaved through the production’s month-by-month vignettes, taking the audience on a visual and emotional journey of the calendar year. The show will feature four gorgeous female dancers and one talented male dancer.

PIN UP™ show time will be at 10:30 p.m., five nights a week, Thursday through Monday. Tickets are $49.99 plus taxes, $10 more for VIP seats. Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show.

To purchase tickets contact the Stratosphere Ticket Center at 800-99-TOWER or visit www.StratosphereHotel.com/PINUP.

Claire Sinclair

PIN UP Credits:
Executive Producer – Stratosphere Entertainment, LLC; Creator/Music/Co-Producer – Frankie Moreno; Producer/Director/Co-Creator/Writer – Drew DiCostanzo; Producer – Chris Townsend; Choreographer – Lacey Schwimmer; Scenic/Illusion Design & Fabrication – Illusion Projects, Inc.; Lighting Design – Ardee Design Group, LLC.; Costume Design – The Beverly Project; Video Design – Shoot To Kill Media.

Twitter: @LVStratosphere, @ClaireSinclair_, @FrankieMoreno, @LaceySchwimmer #PINUP

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and production show, PIN UP™. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

Stratosphere Announces World Debut of PIN UP on February 25

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Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Announces
World Debut of PIN UP™ on February 25
Featuring Starlet Claire Sinclair, PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year®

A fresh new curve on the timeless glamour of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s is coming to Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower with the world debut of PIN UP, an original show inspired by the famous pin up girl calendars starring PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year® and Bettie Page Clothing model, Claire Sinclair.  

PIN UP will premiere at Stratosphere Theater on Monday, February 25, 2013, with a red carpet event at 10 p.m., followed by an 11 p.m. show.   After opening night, PIN UP will start at 10:30 p.m. on performance nights.

“This show brings the classic pin up girl calendar to life month by month through incredible live music, dance and variety,” said 21-year old Sinclair.  “The cast and crew at Stratosphere are amazingly creative and talented.  PIN UP is classy, sexy and most importantly, fun.”

Featuring an impressive cast of dancers, singers and a live six-piece band with a horn section, PIN UP is a fast-paced, swingin’ production that will transport audiences to a modern version of a vintage era where red lips, corsets and garter stockings grace the most beautiful of women.

Famous for her curvy figure and sumptuous smile, Sinclair won worldwide fame on the pages of the iconic PLAYBOY® magazine, first as Miss October in 2010 and later as PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year®.  She has been featured on E!’s hit reality television shows The Bunny House and Holly’s World, and was a special guest performer for Crazy Horse Paris in 2010 and 2011.   Sinclair also starred in a commercial for Bettie Page Clothing as well as making numerous appearances across the country on the clothing company’s behalf.

Critically acclaimed Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno is co-producer of the new show, created the concept and scored a high-energy collection of swingin’ music for PIN UP, which includes his contemporary twist on nostalgic covers plus several new originals.  Moreno was named “Best All-Around Performer” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas in 2012, and “Best Strip Headliner” by Las Vegas Weekly.   Moreno recently wowed the nation with his stellar performance on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.

Lacey Schwimmer of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars fame choreographed the dance sequences featuring a wide variety of dance styles weaved through the production’s month-by-month vignettes, taking the audience on a visual and emotional journey of the calendar year.  The show will feature four gorgeous female dancers and one talented male dancer.

“First with Frankie Moreno and now with PIN UP, Stratosphere is establishing itself as the home for exciting, original and live Vegas-style entertainment on the Strip,” said Matt Mascali, Vice President of Entertainment at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.

PIN UP show time will be at 10:30 p.m., five nights a week, Thursday through Monday. Tickets will be $49.99 plus taxes, $10 more for VIP seats, and will go on sale on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show.

To purchase tickets contact the Stratosphere Ticket Center at 800-99-TOWER or visit www.StratosphereHotel.com/PINUP.

 

PIN UP Credits:
Executive Producer – Stratosphere Entertainment, LLC; Creator/Music/Co-Producer – Frankie Moreno; Producer/Director/Co-Creator/Writer – Drew DiCostanzo; Producer – Chris Townsend; Choreographer – Lacey Schwimmer; Scenic/Illusion Design & Fabrication – Illusion Projects, Inc.; Lighting Design – Ardee Design Group, LLC.; Costume Design – The Beverly Project; Video Design – Shoot To Kill Media.

Twitter:  @LVStratosphere, @ClaireSinclair_, @FrankieMoreno, #PINUP

 

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and production show, PIN UP™.  Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

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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.”

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 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).

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).