LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Las Vegas at LAVO and Marquee

Monday night LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were in Las Vegas where they dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant inside The Palazzo. They were joined by a large group of friends from Miami and Cleveland. James and Wade enjoyed items from the LAVO menu such as sea bass, steak and grilled vegetables but stuck to their strict off season paleo diet.


The free agent went to Marquee Nightclub’s Boom Box Room with Wade after dinner where his hometown friend and personal DJ Steph Floss hopped in the DJ booth and played some of his favorite hits while the guys danced and took pictures.

Sightings: Carly Rae Jepsen, David Spade and more at LAVO, TAO & Marquee

Friday night in Las Vegas Carly Rae Jepsen dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant.  The singer/songwriter, whose hit Call Me Maybe was a summer anthem, was with a group of ladies celebrating a girlfriend’s bachelorette party. The group sipped specialty cocktails and sipped Champagne while dining on signature dishes from the Italian eatery.   They later made their way to Marquee Nightclub where DJ Benny Benassi was spinning.


Also spotted at LAVO were comedians David Spade, Kevin Farley and friends.  They enjoyed steaks and Spade posed for a few photos with fans.


At TAO Asian Bistro YouTube Vloggers Cat Valdes and Joey Graceffa, who was also on The Amazing Race, celebrated their birthdays. Twenty three year old Graceffa and 25 year old Cat Valdes and a group of friends feasted on sushi, sirloin and more before heading to TAO Nightclub where they were surprised with a birthday cake.


At Marquee Australian DJ, singer and dancer Havana Brown was spotted taking in the sounds of Benassi.


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Photos: Dance Against Obesity Camp J.U.M.P. Takes Over Marquee

Sunday afternoon, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub opened its doors and dance floor to more than 500 children, parents and volunteers for the 2nd Annual Dance Against Obesity Camp J.U.M.P., sponsored by Kohl’s Cares. The Jump For Joy Foundation, a non-profit aimed at tackling childhood obesity, and TAO Group Cares, the charitable arm of TAO Group, teamed up to put on the free event for children and parents. Noted volunteers included BMX Pro Ricardo Laguna, Miss Nevada Collegiate Tianna Tuamoheloa, and Miss Nevada Latina Idania Ramirez.

Boxer Lonnie Love was on-hand to help lead a group warm-up before the children split up to learn various dance styles and techniques from industry professionals. TAO Group resident DJs Lema and Franke Rempe set the soundtrack for the afternoon of grooving inside the nightclub as well as under the Dayclub Dome. Meanwhile, upstairs in The Library, TAO Group Corporate Executive Sous-Chef Marc Marrone and Real Results Fitness Owner Paul Rosenberg walked parents through a nutrition seminar highlighting ways to help children eat healthy without breaking the bank.

After the heart-pumping dance clinic wrapped up, the entire group was treated to special performances from Prodigy Dance, B-Boy Bailrok, Culture Shock, Future Shock, Trouble Makers, The House Company and Jay R. Beatbox & Angel Escamilla. Afterward, everyone came together to form a giant huddle and cheered to the successful afternoon as confetti rained throughout the room.

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Photo Credit: Stacey Torma

Photos: DJ Havana Brown at TAO; Special Late Night Set by Jamie Jones at Marquee

Saturday evening, DJ Havana Brown, best known for her smash hit “We Run the Night” featuring Pitbull, celebrated her 29th birthday at TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub. Joined by friends in the dining room, the blond bombshell and her group enjoyed cocktails and a range of signature entrees and desserts before making their way to a VIP table in the nightclub. Havana later hopped in the DJ booth alongside DJ Vice where she hyped the crowd and jumped on the turntables. Soon after returning to her VIP section, Havana was surprised with a three-tier cake as DJ Vice and the entire room wished her a very happy birthday.

At Marquee, DJ group Cash Cash headlined the night followed by a special late night set by international underground artist Jamie Jones. Commanding the DJ booth in the main room, Jones kept the party going for club-goers, spinning until 5 am on Sunday morning.

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Photo Credit: Al Powers

2nd Annual Dance Against Obesity Camp J.U.M.P. at Marquee Nightclub

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2nd Annual Dance Against Obesity Camp J.U.M.P.


WHEN:                 Sunday, February 23


WHAT:                 The 2nd Annual Dance Against Obesity Camp J.U.M.P.

 TAO Group Cares, the charitable arm of TAO Group’s Las Vegas properties TAO, LAVO and Marquee, and the Jump for Joy Foundation, a 501c3 organization committed to providing children and their families with the resources to combat childhood obesity, have teamed up to present a free afternoon dance clinic and nutrition seminar for parents and children ages 6 – 17. Offering different genres of instructional dance classes led by industry professionals, kids will learn about fitness and nutrition in a fun-filled way while dancing to the sounds of Marquee’s resident DJs. Parents are invited to participate in a nutritional seminar led by Real Results Fitness Owner and Nutrition Expert Paul Rosenberg  and TAO Group Corporate Executive Sous Chef Marc Marrone where they can learn simple but effective eating habits and tips to creating fast, affordable and healthy meals for their families.

  • 12 pm – Registration opens
  • 1 pm – Dance clinic and seminar begin

This event is free to all children and parent participants. Please visit www.J4JF.org for more information.



Marquee Nightclub
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South 


Silver State Awards Dec 13- Honoring Las Vegas Restaurants & Lounges at The Venetian




On Friday, December 13, top restaurants, lounges and chefs will be honored at the Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards, which will take place at the Sands Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas. The event, sponsored by TMG Entertainment in partnership with the Nevada Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NvRAEF), will recognize industry stars who have elevated Nevada as a premier dining destination. Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse will be a special guest presenter at the awards ceremony. The award ceremony hosts will be Dayna Roselli, Nina Radetich, and Robin Leach.

Nominees in seventeen categories were selected by a distinguished nominating committee, comprised of industry professionals and notable figures in the community. The winners will be decided by a public vote. Voting is open online at www.Facebook.com/silverawards and can only be conducted from a computer, not a phone or tablet. Voting is free and any member of the public may cast a vote through December 2, 2013.

Tickets to the awards ceremony are $40 and include admission to the champagne cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. as well as reserved seating for the ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at www.palazzo.com or at any Palazzo or Venetian box office starting Oct. 16. Proceeds from the event benefit NvRAEF’s educational and scholarship programs, such as ProStart, a national high school culinary and restaurant management program that teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce or to continue to postsecondary after high school graduation.

 2013 Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards Nominees 


Best New Restaurant- Fine Dining Best New Restaurant- Casual Dining
Hakkasan Five 50
Heritage Steakhouse Hops & Harvest
Honey Salt Pub 1842
Nobu RX Boiler Room
Best Restaurant – Fine Dining Best Restaurant – Casual Dining
Joel Robuchon Eat
Guy Savoy Raku
Sage The Stone House Café
CUT Lotus of Siam
Best Neighborhood Restaurant Rising Star Chef
Due Forni Bank Atcharawan, Chada Thai & Wine
Le Thai Mathieu Chartron, Restaurant Guy Savoy
Vintner Grill Matthew Piekarski, Sugar Factory American Brasserie
DW Bistro Nicole Brisson, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse
Paymon’s Mediterranean Café & Lounge Robert Hesse, The Brew Brothers, Reno
Best Chef Best Restaurant Wine/Spirits Selection
Julian Serrano, Picasso & Julian Serrano Aureole
Akira Back, Kumi & Yellowtail Carnevino Italian Steakhouse
David Holman, Charlie Palmer Steak, Reno Delmonico Steakhouse
Jason Neve, B&B Hospitality Group Sage
Best Bar/Tavern Best Happy Hour
Commonwealth Blue Martini
Vesper Bar Aces & Ales
Downtown Cocktail Room McMullan’s Irish Pub
Herbs & Rye Born and Raised
Best Buffet Best Sunday Brunch
Bacchanal Border Grill
Bellagio Bouchon
Wicked Spoon Verandah
Wynn Wynn Country Club
Best Interior Design – Restaurant Best Interior Design – Bar, Nightclub
Andrea’s at Encore Hakkasan
Bar Masa Hyde
Gordon Ramsay Steak Light
Hakkasan XS
Best Nightclub Best Service – Restaurant
Hakkasan Picasso
Hyde CUT
Marquee Le Cirque
XS Joel Robuchon
Best Restaurateur
Elizabeth Blau Andre Rochat
Paolo Gaspari Julian Serrano
Michael Morton



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Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.


Founded in 1991, TMG Entertainment is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami, Beverly Hills, Houston and Phoenix. Throughout the last two decades, the name TMG has become synonymous with the creation and development of unique and high-profile signature projects. TMG’s internationally acclaimed projects have earned their reputation as some of the world’s most well-known and respected events.

TMG has produced a wide range of projects from world-class fashion shows to entertainment events and nonprofit projects in Las Vegas, Hollywood, South Beach, Houston, Phoenix, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Venice and many more renowned destinations.



The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino , the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features Grand Canal Shoppes® , an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “ Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.


Photos: 200+ Dogs Take Over Marquee For Barquee Charity Event

On Thursday, October 10, TAO Group Cares (the charitable arm of TAO Group, including TAO/LAVO/Marquee) hosted its second annual BarQuee event at Marquee Dayclub. 100% of the door proceeds from the event directly supported The Animal Foundation, a non-profit organization that operates Nevada’s largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption center. The line wrapped around the entrance with more than 400 guests attending the dogs-night-out, including over 200 four-legged companions. After posing for photos on the poly-turf “green carpet,” owners sipped on specialty cocktails poolside, while mingling and visiting vendor booths. On the same note, those loveable pets didn’t miss out on drinking and socializing either, as Bowser Beer donated their dog friendly, non-alcoholic beer for a tasty dog libation. Surrounding Marquee’s pool was a slew of pet-friendly businesses contributing to the event including Doggy Luxe, a high-end dog collar company, Doggie District, a popular local pet daycare, Earth Rated, makers of environmentally-friendly waste bags, and more. Due to the overwhelming success, BarQuee was extended an extra hour.

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Photo credit: Al Powers 

Photos: Juicy J at Marquee Nightclub

Project took over Marquee Tuesday evening, hosting its official party in the Main Room of the nightclub. The EC Twins provided the soundtrack for the night and pumped the crowd up with an energetic set. Rapper Juicy J joined the duo, stopping by the DJ booth to greet the packed crowd.

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Photo Credit: Brenton Ho

Photos: Whitney Port and Theophilus London at TAO; Young & Reckless Party at Marquee

Monday night, Whitney Port was spotted at TAO Asian Bistro with sister Paige and friends. The group sipped on wine and enjoyed signature menu items.


Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London headlined the night at TAO Nightclub on Monday where he performed during the official opening party for fashion tradeshow Liberty Fairs.

At Marquee Nightclub, DJ 3LAU and DJ Carnage kept the party going in the main room during the official party for Young & Reckless hosted by the Reckless Girls and Drama. TV personality Rob Dyrdek, Drama, rapper Birdman and model and actor Kellan Lutz all partied together at a VIP table. Couple Odette Yustman and Dave Annable were also spotted taking in the scene.

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Marquee Photo credit: Brenton Ho


Photos: Whitney Port and Kristin Cavallari at LAVO; Samantha and Charlotte Ronson at Marquee

Wednesday night, Whitney Port was spotted at LAVO Italian Restaurant with her family. The group enjoyed Tuna Tartare, Maine Lobster, Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Steak, Crispy Zucchini and Creamed Spinach.

Kristin Cavallari was also seen dining at the Italian eatery with beau and NFL quarterback Jay Cutler.

At the Official PROJECT Party at Marquee, Drop the Lime headlined the main room while Samantha Ronson hit the turntables in the Boombox Room. Twin sister and designer Charlotte Ronson was seen partying to the sounds of her sister at a VIP table with friends.

Photo Credit: Karl Larson

MARQUEE CARES Presents the Dog Days of Summer

MARQUEE CARES, the charitable arm of Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, has partnered with The Shade Tree for an event at Marquee Dayclub on Friday, June 22 to benefit children in the community. Partygoers that donate a new children’s swimsuit will receive complimentary admission all day as well as an open bar from 1 pm to 3pm.

MARQUEE CARES, sister to the charitable arm of TAO Group’s TAO CARES, supports local charitable organizations as well as national and international programs that benefit causes near and dear to the employees and ownership of the company.  Marquee Cares raises funds through unique offerings, as well as devote significant efforts to support selected causes.