Iconic Rock Photography on Display at Las Vegas Convention Center

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Deeply insightful rock photography: Live Design International and A.C.T Lighting present, ‘In the Eye of the Rock‘n’Roll Hurricane,’ which travels through 45 years of rock history

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American photographer Neal Preston is one of the greats of international music photography. From Bruce Springsteen to Led Zeppelin, from Mick Jagger to Queen, his subjects read like a Who’s Who of music icons. “In the Eye of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hurricane,” one of the largest rock’n’roll photography exhibitions ever in the US, is scheduled to run Friday October 23, 2015 through Sunday October 25, 2015.  Visitors to the LDI Conference and Tradeshow as well as the general public will have a chance to visit the exhibition.

 

This world-touring exhibition is provided by the Lightpower Collection. Lightpower is the leading distributor of stage and studio lighting equipment in Europe, established in 1978. The exhibition  offers a unique insight into 45 years of rock history, showcasing powerful, intimate images that capture musicians in their creative and personal environments and are authentic testimonies of life, with its highs and lows, on and behind the stage. The multi-media exhibition features over 70 works from this iconic artist. Although many of the photographs that will be showcased at LDI have appeared previously in international magazines and books, in countless television programs and album artwork, the exhibition also includes works that have never previously been seen in the States.

 

The exhibition is presented by A.C.T Lighting, the leading North American importer and distributor of entertainment lighting technology products, and LDI International, the leading global tradeshow and conference for live design professionals.

 

“Our industry is built around supporting and spotlighting the talent of such acts as AC/DC, Queen, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and the full spectrum of bands throughout the 20th and 21st centuries,” explains David Johnson, Managing Director of Live Design and LDI. “This exhibit gives us an opportunity to see the people behind the legendary shows, to get a glimpse of true greatness up close and personal.”

 

The exhibition, where Neal Preston will be in attendance, also includes insights from the artist himself into his creative work. “We have created something much greater than just a collection of fine-art music photography prints. This is a living, breathing exhibition on a grand scale where the pictures seems to come alive, and capture the same excitement and passion that I felt – and still feel – while photographing the most legendary, iconic artists in rock ‘n’ roll history,” says Neal Preston.

 

“Our goal is for the viewer to have a visceral experience, and through the photographs be able to actually feel the power and energy of being on stage performing for tens of thousands of people, and then feel what it’s like backstage, touring at a grueling pace, and more,” he explains. “The Lightpower Collection has put together a truly unique photography exhibition that captures the magic of those incredible times – and it has made me realize how fortunate I have been to have been given the opportunity to document all of this from the inside out.”

 

The exhibition is also emphasizes the organizers’ commitment to the global event industry. All proceeds generated by the sale of fine art prints and other ancillary merchandise will be included in a donation to the Behind the Scenes charity, which provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Behind the Scenes brings help and hope in times of great need.

 

Ben Saltzman, President and CEO of A.C.T Lighting, concludes, “It’s an honor to collaborate with our closest partners to present such an iconic representation of the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and we’re especially proud to do so during our industry’s premier showcase. This exhibition of Neal Preston’s work exemplifies the highest level of passion, artistry and achievement.”

 

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory.  The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.  For more information, visit www.actlighting.com .

 

About LDI

For 28 years Live Design International (LDI) has been the leading global tradeshow and conference for live design professionals. Hosting over 10,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, and houses of worship and a wide range of international live and broadcast venues, the best in the industry convene from more than 88 countries, traveling to LDI to network, see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 350 companies exhibit, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about the cutting edge gear they debut exclusively to LDI attendees. For more information, visit www.ldishow.com.

 

Gene Simmons Authorized Parody Book On Sale Today

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Gene Simmons Authorized Parody Book On Sale Today      

Foreword by GENE SIMMONS

 

We are all privileged to share a planet with Gene Simmons.  Not only has he sold more than one hundred million albums with KISS, he has also sold roughly two billion dollars’ worth of merchandise, including his bestselling books, KISS and Make-Up and Me, Inc.  Now, in the spirit of Chuck Norris Facts, with authorization by Gene Simmons, Christina Vitagliano pays homage to rock’s living legend in the lavishly illustrated, GENE SIMMONS IS A POWERFUL AND ATTRACTIVE MAN: AND OTHER IRREFUTABLE FACTS.

As the founder of Monster Mini Golf and Gene’s business venture partner, Christina has rare access to Mr. Simmons allowing her a unique perspective on his awesomeness.  In this parody book, Vitagliano shares more than two-hundred-and-fifty outlandish “facts” about everything from Gene’s stage persona to his legendary sex life, love, his fans, finances, self-promotion, and, of course, that tongue.
Did you know?

  • Gene Simmons can get to the center of a Tootsie Pop in one lick
  • Gene Simmons has never seen a red light
  • Gene Simmons does not need a toaster; bread gladly sets itself on fire for him
  • When Gene Simmons walks into a strip club, the girls pay him
  • Gene Simmons is the reason Mick Jagger “can’t get no satisfaction”

“Gene Simmons planned on being a success the moment he launched himself out of his mother’s womb.”  —Gene Simmons


The book also includes Foreword by Gene Simmons, words of wisdom straight from the Demon’s tongue, hilarious reactions to Gene from kids, reimagined movie posters featuring Gene in the title role, and much more.  This is the book that 12 million KISS fans have been waiting for.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Vitagliano is the founder of Monster Mini Golf.  She created, designed and is responsible for a nationwide franchised chain of indoor, glow-in-the-dark, monster themed mini golf family entertainment centers.  She lives in Las Vegas and has never slept with Gene Simmons.


GENE SIMMONS IS A POWERFUL AND ATTRACTIVE MAN

Christina Vitagliano
Plume / March 31, 2015 / $16.00


ABOUT PLUME
Plume
is a member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group (USA) and boasts many bestselling and prize-winning authors,

MGM Grand Hotel ~ Monthly Entertainment Listings for February 2015

MGM GRAND

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

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

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

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

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

FLEETWOOD MAC

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEACHER’S MADHOUSE

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

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

DAVID COPPERFIELD THEATER

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

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

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

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

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

KÀ THEATRE

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

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

NIGHTLIFE

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

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGES AND DINING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ATTRACTIONS

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

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

THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES GEORGIAS DURING RUN OF ‘GEORGIA ON MY MIND: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES’

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THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES GEORGIAS DURING RUN OF ‘GEORGIA ON MY MIND: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES’

Named Georgia? The Venetian has you on their mind!
That’s your ticket to see the newest Vegas show!

 

 It seems that these days – everybody has Georgia on their minds.  In fact, those lucky enough to be named “Georgia” have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.

 

Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, opening today, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.*

 

The name “Georgia” has a Greek origin, and means tiller of the soil, or farmer.  It peaked in popularity in the 1880s, but has seen a revival of late, with several celebrities naming their daughters “Georgia,” including:

  • Harrison Ford (born in 1990)
  • Mick Jagger (born in 1992)
  • Harry Connick Jr (born in 1996)
  • Felicity Huffman and William Macy (born in 2002)
  • Zac Brown (born in 2009)
  • Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart (born in 2011)
  • Kenan Thompson (born in 2014)

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles will feature a host of esteemed stars:

  • Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes
  • 10-time Grammy award-winning vocal group TAKE 6
  • 6-time Grammy nominee and DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon
  • Stella Gospel Award and Grammy award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum.

 

The show also introduces the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

 

This dynamic ensemble of all-star performers will celebrate the genius of American music, Mr. Ray Charles, through GEORGIA ON MY MIND, in The Venetian Theatre Sept. 18 through Oct. 29, 2014.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com. For more information on GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles and the musical performers, please visit http://bit.ly/VenetianGOMM.

 

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

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TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014 – 9:00 PM

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST!!!

 

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named “Best Live Music Venue” by Las Vegas Weekly and “Best New Venue” by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce ARTIST live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

 

Show: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Support: TBD

Show Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Times: Doors 8:00 PM || Show 9:00 PM

Ages: 18+ with ID welcome

Ticket Prices: General admission tickets $25.00 – $30.00 plus applicable taxes & service charges

Ticket Info: Tickets are available online at www.ticketfly.com, vegas.brooklynbowl.com, or to charge tickets by phone, call 702.862.2695. Tickets available also at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas box office open daily at noon.

 

 

TROMBONE SHORTY

ABOUT TROMBONE SHORTY:

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition.  Together, Trombone Shorty and his band have toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and Brazil. Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the tender age of six, and toured internationally for the first time at age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz’ horn section at the age of 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005-2006.

 

His third outing for Verve Records, “Say That To Say This,” co-produced by Shorty and R&B titan Raphael Saadiq, was released in September 2013. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released the Grammy-nominated “Backatown,” followed in 2011 by “For True,” which topped Billboard Magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks.

 

In January 2014 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue performed on the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah, and the band has made guest appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Arsenio, and Austin City Limits. Shorty also played himself in a recurring role on the hit HBO series “Treme” In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Booker T. Jones, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, and Gary Clark Jr. Later that same year he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with his own Trombone Shorty Foundation.

 

Good things continue to happen for Trombone Shorty, thanks to his virtuosity, his dedication, and his ability to move people. That he pursues his passion with such humility and unpretentiousness makes his still-unfolding story as compelling as the music he’s making along the way.

ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL:

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand’s third location. With three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is one of the largest performance venues in America and is described by People Magazine as being “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place.” Located at The LINQ, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, five on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Elvis Costello & The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R. and 21 Pilots.

The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. Brooklyn Bowl New York has hosted countless notable performances, including shows by Kanye West, Adele, Paul Simon, Moby and Guns N’Roses and has been named Zagat’s “Best Music Venue – New York City” for three consecutive years (as well as “Best Bowling Alley” and “Best Brooklyn Venue”) and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone.  Eater described their menu as “epic,” while The New Yorker hailed the club’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling, and food as “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split.” The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at The O2 in London, and was hailed by The London Evening Standard as a “…wonderland of food, drink, music and pins”.

For additional information about Brooklyn Bowl, including the most up-to-date show lineup, visit www.brooklynbowl.com. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is located at The LINQ, next to the High Roller Observation Wheel on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

Madame Tussauds Andy Warhol Figure On Display At Polaroid Fotobar, Starts April 24

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MADAME TUSSAUDS FIGURE OF ICONIC ARTIST ANDY WARHOL TO BE
ON DISPLAY BEGINNING APRIL 24 AT POLAROID FOTOBAR AT THE LINQ

Admission to The Polaroid Museum FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 24;
Special Joint Ticket Offers Admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, The Polaroid Museum through Aug. 1

 In conjunction with the grand opening of the brand-new Polaroid Fotobar and The Polaroid Museum at The LINQ, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is announcing its figure of the iconic artist Andy Warhol will be on view in Las Vegas for the first time beginning April 24. The figure, on loan from Madame Tussauds London, will be on display in Polaroid Fotobar’s new flagship retail shop until Aug. 1. Upstairs will be an exhibition of Warhol’s artwork and artifacts, “Capturing Celebrity,” presented by The Andy Warhol Museum and serving as the centerpiece of The Polaroid Museum. Admission to The Polaroid Museum on April 24 will be FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Famously associated with the declaration, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” Warhol acquired renown in the art world and beyond for his mass-produced paintings of celebrities. As with all the more than 100 of the celebrity figures on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, located at The Venetian, visitors to the new Polaroid Fotobar are encouraged to get up close and personal with the Warhol figure and take their own photographs with the legendary art star.

“Capturing Celebrity” will feature a collection of 50 of Warhol’s most famous Polaroid photographs, including a number of self-portraits. The exhibit will also feature several celebrity portraits, such as Dennis Hopper, Truman Capote, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett, Debbie Harry, Giorgio Armani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Richards, Muhammad Ali and more. Two of Warhol’s personal Polaroid cameras will also be on display.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. The attraction is located at 3377 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Suite 2001. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens daily at 10 a.m. For more information, call (702) 862-7800 or go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment and has seen dynamic growth over the last five years. Europe’s Number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries, across four continents. The company delivers memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.

In the United States, Merlin has 19 attractions including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its Water Park and LEGOLAND California theme park with Water Park, SEA LIFE aquarium and exciting new hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Hollywood, Calif.; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Westchester, New York and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Mo.; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. 

ABOUT POLAROID FOTOBAR
Founded in 2012, Polaroid Fotobar is the first of its kind, fun and experiential retail destination that is changing the paradigm of how people “liberate” their photos and turn them into innovative and memorable products. Each location offers the ability to instantly print your pictures – wherever they may reside — utilizing the exclusive Polaroid Classic Border Logo picture format in five different sizes. In addition, customers can turn their favorite photos into an extensive selection of custom and unique photo products from a variety of materials including canvas, stone, metal, bamboo and more.  Polaroid Fotobar locations also offer an array of Polaroid branded products and feature “Fototenders,” available to assist in instantly turning customers’ best photos into lasting memories.

Currently, Polaroid Fotobar has four retail locations – Delray Beach, Orlando, Miami and Boca Raton, Fla., in addition to its newest flagship store in Las Vegas. There are several more outposts in development for 2014. Polaroid Fotobar’s 8,500-square-foot flagship location opened this March.

Discover more at www.PolaroidFotobar.com. Follow our journey and share with us on Twitter @Fotobar and PolaroidFotobar on Facebook and Instagram 

ABOUT THE POLAROID BRAND
Polaroid is one of the world’s most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film. Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products.  For more information, visitwww.Polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

ABOUT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.Warhol.org.

Satisfaction…Guaranteed. Martin Lawrence Galleries Announces Rolling Stones/Andy Warhol Weekend

MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES
NEED A BIT MORE SATISFACTION?

MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES IN LAS VEGAS
WELCOMES THE ROLLING STONES TO LAS VEGAS ON MAY 11
WITH MULTI-SENSORY WARHOL WEEKEND EXHIBITION

 

Gallery to Showcase Mick Jagger/Andy Warhol Suite;
Rolling Stones Music All Weekend and Multiple Showings of
Acclaimed Documentary, Crossfire Hurricane

 

With one of the only full-suite collections of Andy Warhol’s famed 10-print Jagger Suites in existence, the Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops in Las Vegas is set to celebrate the arrival of the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas via a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory exhibit during the weekend of May 10-12.  The weekend long homage will feature the entire Warhol/Jagger Suite, as well as be accompanied by a soundtrack of the Rolling Stones classics and multiple screenings of their documentary, Crossfire Hurricane.

 

By the 1970’s Warhol no longer relied on found imagery and had expanded his range of subjects. He began to take his own photographs and the hand-made look became increasingly apparent by additions of collage elements using torn cheap graphic Color Aid papers, which were produced in a collection of colors. The series of ten screen prints of Mick Jagger were characteristic of this change in technique and the artist used an assortment of ten of his own photographs that he had taken of Jagger to create the now iconic collection.  The Martin Lawrence Galleries in Las Vegas is a 26,000 square foot celebration of the arts, both classic and contemporary, and Warhol’s Jagger Suite has become the most visited area of the gallery’s vast collection.

 

“This gallery was built to showcase the masters from all of the eras, and Andy Warhol is unquestionably one of the most popular and definitive artists of the 20th Century,” explains Staci Goulet, gallery director.  “We have a great collection of Warhol’s, but the Jagger Suite is by far the most popular and we are one of the few places in the world where you can view all 10 screen prints. When we heard the band was making Las Vegas one of the few stops on their tour this year, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to let all of their fans know about this special collection and we wanted to add a bit of rock n’ roll to gallery, so when you visit that weekend you will be surrounded by the Rolling Stones via art, music and film.”

 

About Martin Lawrence Galleries:
Martin Lawrence Galleries, which has been in business for over 35 years, is the premier fine arts gallery network in the United States, with galleries in New York, Boston, New Orleans, Oak Brook, IL, Dallas, San Francisco, Orange County, La Jolla, CA, and Maui.

 

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