PHOTOS: Branson kicks up its boots for the premiere of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre

Raiding the Country Vault

 Branson kicks up its boots for the premiere of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre


Boots and belt buckles descended upon The Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday, May 6, as the city celebrated the premiere of its newest production, “Raiding the Country Vault.” The show brings together musicians from country music’s most iconic acts to play a set list featuring the biggest hits of America’s most beloved genre.

“The response from the audience on opening night was incredible,” said Producer Sir Harry Cowell. “Seeing ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ come to fruition is at once rewarding and humbling.”


Among the guests in attendance were country artist Jason Pritchett, husband and wife illusionists Rick and Tara Thomas, Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet,” and Mayor Karen Best, who took the stage to welcome to show to Branson before the music started.


Led by musical director and guitarist Kent Wells, who has performed with Reba McEntire and acted as musical director for Dolly Parton for the better part of 15 years, the lineup also includes Colt Prather [Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar] (Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap); Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.); Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney); Michael Peterson [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (“From Here To Eternity,” “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie”); Mila Mason [Lead Vocals] (“Dark Horse,” Mindy McCready); Scott Kwapiszeski [Pedal Steel and Banjo] (LiveWire, The George Brothers Band); Steve Ramsey [Keyboards] (Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker); Melody Hart [Lead Vocals and Fiddle] (Grand Country Music Hall); Danielle Peck [Lead Vocals] (“I Don’t,” “Finding a Good Man”); Derrek C. Phillips [Drums] (Hank Williams Jr., Michael McDonald)

“Raiding the Country Vault” features a set list of country music’s most renowned favorites by celebrated artists including: Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and many, many more.

The show, a longtime vision of Sir Harry Cowell and music industry legend Simon Napier-Bell, also brings to Branson the talent of Paul Dexter, as writer, director, and production designer.

Tickets for performances of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO are now on sale. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.raidingthecountryvault.com or www.themansiontheatre.com or call (417) 335-2000.

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Golden Rainbow Announces “Ribbon of Life” Talent Lineup and Living Ribbon Kick-Off Event

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Golden Rainbow Announces “Ribbon of Life” Talent Lineup and Living Ribbon Kick-Off Event

 

Golden Rainbow has announced a star-studded talent lineup for this year’s “Ribbon of Life.” The 2015 showcase, Rockin’ the Ribbon, will feature stars from Las Vegas’ favorite shows including “ShowStoppers,” “Jubilee,” “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” “MJ Live,” “Legends in Concert,” “Pin Up,” “Vegas! The Show,” and more. The rock and roll themed show will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. Tickets are now on sale at www.goldenrainbow.org.

 

“Since its inception almost 30 years ago, Golden Rainbow has assembled the most talented performers in Las Vegas to raise awareness and funds for those affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Golden Rainbow Executive Director Gary Costa. “We are so pleased that ‘Ribbon of Life’ will continue its reputation of assembling the best possible entertainment for such a worthy cause again this year.”

 

To kick off “Ribbon of Life,” Golden Rainbow will build a Living Ribbon on Wednesday, June 10. Attendees are encouraged to show up at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard (outside of The New Tropicana Las Vegas), donning their favorite shades of red at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. participants will be put into the formation of a ribbon as a symbol of solidarity for people living with HIV/AIDS. A limited quantity of red shirts will also be provided on site for walk-up participants.

 

Rockin’ the Ribbon will benefit men, women, and children living in Clark County whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. The production will feature a wide variety of rock and roll themed numbers performed by stars of the Las Vegas Strip. The 29th annual “Ribbon of Life” event will be hosted by Edie (“Zumanity”) and Sean McAllister (“MORE” and “MORE Access”). The show will be immediately followed by an after party in the Havana Room, where attendees can mix and mingle with performers and partake in a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

 

“Ribbon of Life” was created 29 years ago by members of the Las Vegas entertainment industry who saw the need for a support system when one of their colleagues was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. To raise awareness and money in order to help fight the disease, entertainers organized a show. The show, then called “Golden Rainbow,” led to the creation of the nonprofit organization. The annual event is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue.

 

Tickets are now on sale and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

 

ABOUT GOLDEN RAINBOW

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

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

Updated Listings: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah’s Las Vegas


Buy Tickets to Million Dollar Quartet Now!

Updated Performance Schedule

Name:
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Address:
Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone:
Harrah’s Box Office: (702) 777-2782

Groups:
For groups of 10 or more, please call (866 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.

Tickets:
Ticket prices range from $62.70 – 86.90 + all applicable fees

Website Address: www.MDQVegas.com

UPDATED LISTINGS INFORMATION FOR MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
** Special Holiday Performance Schedule Weeks of Dec 22, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015**

** Special Performance Schedule Week of January 5, 2015**

The smash-hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each superstar, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

Special Performance Schedule Week of Dec. 22, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014: 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014: 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014: DARK
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014: 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014: 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014: 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014: 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014: DARK
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015: 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015: 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015: 7 p.m.

Special Performance Schedule Week of Jan. 5, 2015 – Jan. 11, 2015
Monday: DARK
Tuesday: DARK
Wednesday: DARK
Thursday: DARK
Friday: DARK
Saturday: DARK
Sunday: DARK

Normal Schedule Resumes Jan. 12, 2015
Monday: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 p.m.
Saturday: DARK
Sunday: 7 p.m.

Updated Listings: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET


Buy Tickets to Million Dollar Quartet Now!

***Listings Information***
Updated Performance Schedule

 

Name:                                  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
 
Address:                              Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas
                                                3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:                                 Harrah’s Box Office:  (702) 777-2782

Groups:                                For groups of 10 or more, please call (866 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.
Tickets:                                Ticket prices range from $62.70 – 86.90 + all applicable fees
 
Website Address:          www.MDQVegas.com

UPDATED LISTINGS INFORMATION FOR MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

** Special Performance Schedule Week of January 5, 2015**

The smash-hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each superstar, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

 

Special Performance Schedule Week of Jan. 5, 2015 – Jan. 11, 2015
Monday:              DARK
Tuesday:              DARK
Wednesday:      DARK
Thursday:            DARK
Friday:                  DARK
Saturday:             DARK
Sunday:                DARK

 

 

Normal Schedule Resumes Jan. 12, 2015
Monday:              5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday:              7 p.m.
Wednesday:      6:30 p.m.
Thursday:            5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday:                  7 p.m.
Saturday:             DARK
Sunday:                7 p.m.

Updated Listings: Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s Las Vegas

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Name:                                  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
 
Address:
Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:  
Harrah’s Box Office:  (702) 777-2782
Groups:
For groups of 10 or more, please call (866 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.
Tickets:
Ticket prices range from $62.70 – 86.90 + all applicable fees

Website Address: www.MDQVegas.com

 

 

UPDATED LISTINGS INFORMATION FOR MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

** Updated Performance Schedule as of Sept. 17**

 

The smash-hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each superstar, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

 

Updated Performance Schedule as of Sept. 17

Monday:              5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday:              7 p.m.
Wednesday:      6:30 p.m.
Thursday:            5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday:                  7 p.m.
Saturday:             DARK
Sunday:                7 p.m.

Kristen Hertzenberg Conjures Spellbound for Smith Center Return – Sept. 27

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Kristen Hertzenberg conjures Spellbound for Smith Center return

Celebrated singer performs two shows at Cabaret Jazz September 27

 

– She dazzled musical-goers as Christine in Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular. She delighted listeners with pianist Philip Fortenberry on her 2011 album Holidays from the Heart. She charmed critics like Las Vegas Sun columnist John Katsilometes, who called her “a graceful performer whose voice is at once lilting and limitless,” and Desert Companion magazine, which named her Best Torch Singer earlier this year. Now Kristen Hertzenberg returns to Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on September 27 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Backed by an eight-piece band, Hertzenberg unveils Spellbound, a love-haunted set of blues, rock, jazz, folk, and country.

In Spellbound, Hertzenberg takes the audience on a journey, weaving diverse songs into a rich, lyrically driven narrative of obsession and longing. Indeed, Hertzenberg’s newest show marks another compelling turn by the Texas-born singer who grew up listening to hip-hop before going on to earn a master’s in Opera Performance at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Spellbound is a show that displays the depth of her astonishing talent. It’s a love letter addressed to anyone who enjoys diverse music rendered with elegance, precision, and affection—every note sealed with a fervent kiss.

Hertzenberg always surrounds herself with Las Vegas’ finest performers. Her stellar band includes Martin Kaye, an award-winning British singer/songwriter and piano man who currently stars as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s, who recently released his second album, and whom Vegas Seven magazine named Best Actor in their 2013 Best of the City issue. Also in the band is Benjamin D. Hale, currently portraying Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet after a six-year run in Phantom. Hale just released his debut album with his own country/blues/rock band, the Crimson Balladeers. Other band members include George Bryant on drums, Joel Ferguson on pedal steel, Steve Flora on bass, Pablo Gadda on guitar, and vocalists Lisa Davis and Jolana Sampson.

Tickets are $29-45 and are available at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information call 702-749-2000.

Video clip of Kristen at Cabaret Jazz:

 

Kristen Hertzenberg

LIMELIGHT Brings the Wild Side of the Roaring 20s to The Plaza with a Limited Engagement

LIMELIGHT

LIMELIGHT Brings the Wild Side of the Roaring 20s to The Plaza with a Limited Engagement

Tickets on Sale Now

LIMELIGHT brings the world of black and white silent films to vivid technicolor life through the art of contemporary burlesque. Tickets are on sale now for a limited engagement at The Plaza Hotel & Casino downtown from Sept. 12 through Nov. 1 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 10 p.m. Named after one of Charlie Chaplin’s most famous films, LIMELIGHT’s mix of singing, dancing, comedy and magic rekindles the feel and energy of the roaring 20s with a seductive edge.

Producers Jodie McDonald and Danial Brown have joined forces to form their production company Ridicula Imitatio and create LIMELIGHT, as well as choreograph, design costumes for and appear in the show. Brown, who has performed on Broadway and danced with Michael Jackson, steps into the shoes (and bowler hat) of the legendary Charlie Chaplin while McDonald, a former Los Angeles Laker Girl and worldwide choreographer, dances in the vibrant burlesque numbers. Betty Boop is portrayed by Felice Singer, who currently stars in Million Dollar Quartet and has performed in Les Folies Bergere and Fantasy. Rounding out the talented cast are dancers Priscilla Trammel, Carlynn Mazon, Amy Toliver, Kaitlin Morgan and Taylor Huggins.

“LIMELIGHT is a tribute to the artists, like Chaplin, who pioneered the arts of facial expression, body language and movement in telling a story, ” said Brown. “The performers literally jump off the screen and onto the stage in a magical marriage of the old and new that’s sexy, smart, elegant and edgy all at once.”

For more information on LIMELIGHT, visit limelightshow.com.

Tickets are $30, exclusive of taxes, or $40 VIP with priority seating and a meet and greet with the cast. To purchase tickets, visit the Plaza’s box office, plazahotelcasino.com or call 702.386.2507. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Check out behind the scenes photos on Facebook at facebook.com/limelightshow, Twitter at twitter.com/limelightvegas and Instagram at instagram.com/limelightvegas.

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About the Plaza Hotel & Casino

The Plaza Hotel & Casino opened in 1971 at 1 Main Street, at the intersection of Main and Fremont Street, and was a fashionable stop on the first train service through Las Vegas. Anchoring the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza has been an iconic hotel in the heart of downtown Las Vegas for more than 40 years. It sits on 16.5 acres of land and has more than 1,000 rooms and suites, making it one of the largest hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas. Renovations have updated and improved the Plaza’s ambiance throughout, creating a stylish and comfortable new experience for its guests. It has earned it the distinction of being named “Best Downtown Hotel” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. For more information and reservations: http://www.plazahotelcasino.com.

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

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

Golden Rainbow

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue

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

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

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Photo Recap: Penn & Teller Present the Key to Their Theater, Welcoming Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraiser to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

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Penn & Teller Present the Key to Their Theater, Welcoming Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraiser to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 

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World-famous duo and longtime local HIV/AIDS advocates Penn & Teller presented Golden Rainbow executives with the key to their theater as the nonprofit prepares for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular. The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held on Sunday, June 22 at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Golden Rainbow’s Executive Director Gary Costa, Acting President Greg Nielson, Treasurer Drew Zidzik, Vice President Pietra Sardelli and Vice President Scott Emerson were welcomed by the Las Vegas headliners in the theater’s “monkey room,” just in time for the beginning of “Ribbon of Life” rehearsals.

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

 

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

 

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

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

Mark Shunock Announces June Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit Rudy Foundation with Special Showcase, “Mama Rocks A Million Boys” Featuring The Strip’s Four Resident Broadway Shows at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Mark Shunock Announces June Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit
Rudy Foundation with Special Showcase, “Mama Rocks A Million Boys” Featuring The Strip’s Four Resident Broadway Shows at Vinyl inside
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Monday, June 16th at 8:30 p.m.

Mark Shunock is proud to announce that the June showcase of Mondays Dark will take place on Monday, June 16 at 8:30 p.m. at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Following the success of last month’s “Boy Band Night,” 100 percent of the ticket proceeds from the June showcase will benefit Rudy Foundation, and will feature the music of Tony-nominated musicals in an electrifying evening, “Mama Rocks A Million Boys,” showcasing energetic scene favorites from the four celebrated Las Vegas Broadway musicals:  Mamma Mia!, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet, and Jersey Boys.

“Last month’s ‘Boy Band Night’ was a blast, and this month’s Broadway-themed show shouldn’t be missed, especially with the Tony Awards coming up very soon,” says Shunock, who plays Lonny in the hit Rock of Ages at The Venetian. “The support of the community and the performers here in Las Vegas has truly inspired me to take ‘Mondays Dark’ to a new level each month so that we can continue to raise much needed funds for local charities.”

Every month, Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, the Strip, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of chat, entertainment – and a lot of laughs. Mondays Dark partners with a different Las Vegas-based charity to raise money each month for that charity through ticket sales and silent auction items.

This month, “Mondays Dark” will partner with recent Best of Henderson honoree Rudy Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities by bringing people together, providing scholarship opportunities in the areas of education, sports, and the performing arts, and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

“It’s an honor to be selected as the charity of choice for Mondays Dark,” says Cheryl Ruettiger, co-founder and executive director of Rudy Foundation. “Mark and Rudy Foundation have a common goal of empowering the youth of Las Vegas through the performing arts in ways that bring our community together.”

Rudy Foundation was inspired by the story of Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger, a Las Vegas local who grew up in a small town with the dream of playing football at Notre Dame University. Against all obstacles, from low grades and financial hardship to his 5’6” stature, Ruettiger’s spirit and determination persevered, allowing him to be an instrumental force in his team’s win against Georgia Tech. The story of his triumph was told in the 1993 blockbuster film, Rudy, starring Sean Astin.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting www.MondaysDark.com and are limited to 200 tickets per event. For more information please call 702-485-1262. Follow us on Twitter @Mondays_Dark.  To donate silent auction items please call 702-485-1262.

About Mark Shunock:
Mark Shunock’s acclaimed career has spanned from theatre, film, television and, even the hockey arena. A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, after a brief stint with the Canadian Hockey League, Mark knew his passion was not in the hockey arena but, on the stage.  Following his hockey career, Mark headed to the USA and studied at the American Academy for the Dramatic Arts, which led to numerous productions performing in various regional theaters in and around New York City. Following his success on stage Mark was cast in a small, independent feature film and headed to Hollywood. Though success was following Mark in Los Angeles, a year later the excitement of New York brought Mark back to the Big  Apple where he landed the role of “Timon,” in the national tour of “The Lion King.” For more than   two years Mark performed the role in over 30 cities across the United States and even garnered a Helen Hayes Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actor” in 2009.  Additional theatrical credits include “As Is,” “Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin’ Rock Opera,” “The Temperamentals,” Altar Boyz,” “Miss Saigon,” “The Awesome 80s Prom,” and “The Skin of Our Teeth,” among others.  Mark most recently won critical acclaim for his portrayal of “Lonny” in “Rock of Ages,” which is currently thrilling audiences at the Venetian in Las Vegas.   Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkShunock.

About Rudy Foundation:
Rudy Foundation is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by bringing people together, providing scholarship opportunities in the areas of education, sports, and the performing arts, and making a positive impact on the lives of others. Its subsidiary, Rudy International Motivational Speakers Ltd. was honored for the 2014 Best of Henderson Award in the Trade Show Arrangement category by the Henderson Award Program. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/RudyFoundation.

About Vinyl:
Vinyl is Hard Rock Hotel’s most intimate live entertainment venue. Emanating a speakeasy atmosphere, Vinyl
features an industrial look and feel with Chicago-common brick and cinderblock, distressed wood floors and an
exposed, sky-high ceiling. Fans can check out new and upcoming talent performing rock, metal, jazz, blues,
and even stand-up comedy and country. For tickets and information please call (702) 693-5882. Follow Vinyl
on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

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 HRH All-Suite 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 Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; 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 Fú; a 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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Welcomes ABSINTHE’s Melody Sweets for Guest Performance at Harrah’s Las Vegas on April 22

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Welcomes ABSINTHE’s Green Fairy Melody Sweets to the Stage at Harrah’s Las Vegas for One-Night-Only Guest Performance on Tuesday, April 22

On Tuesday, April 22 ABSINTHE’s “Green Fairy,” Melody Sweets, will join the Las Vegas company of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET onstage for a captivating encore performance. Sweets will perform a rendition of Janis Martin’s “My Boy Elvis” alongside the cast at Harrah’s Las Vegas at the conclusion of the evening’s 7 p.m. show. Tickets are available at the Showroom box office, by visiting HarrahsLasVegas.com or by calling (702) 777-2782.

An accomplished vocalist and burlesque performer, Sweets debuted her first album “Burlesque in the Black” in 2012, showcasing her soulful sound and songs that may be heard nightly in ABSINTHE. Aside from her one-night-only appearance with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Sweets can be seen performing in ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace Wednesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The Las Vegas company of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET continues to welcome fellow performers to the stage to celebrate the music of the production’s era through live jam sessions. Sweets will join the lineup of past guest stars including Bally’s Las Vegas headliner and one-woman vocal phenomenon, Véronic DiCaire, “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks, Stratosphere performer Frankie Moreno, E! reality star and Strip headliner Holly Madison, and Broadway star Pia Zadora.

The Vegas cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features Benjamin D. Hale (Johnny Cash), Justin Shandor (Elvis Presley), Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Marc D. Donovan (Sam Phillips) and Felice Garcia (Dyanne).

About  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET:
The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET takes place on December 4, 1956, when Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought iconic musicians Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time.

 
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with the extraordinary story of secrets, betrayal, and the once in a lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,”  “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.  For more information on MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, please visit www.MDQVegas.com

 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET performs Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; dark Saturday. Ticket prices range from $62.70 – 86.90 plus all applicable fees and are available at the Harrah’s Showroom box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (702) 777-2782. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.

 

About Melody Sweets:
Melody has had music featured on MTV, VH1, A&E, National Geographic and more, on shows such as Celebrity Fit Club and PUNK’D. She is also the first performer in the history of burlesque to have produced, written & star in her own music video for her hit song, Slice of Heaven, now a featured song in the hit show ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace where she performs as the Green Fairy.

 

A lover of the arts, Melody has had the honor of performing for and collaborating with such acclaimed artists as STING, Biork, Moby, Alice Cooper, The Bravery, Marc Jacobs, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Adriana Lima & Harvey Keitel, and is featured in numerous books including renowned photographer & author Henry Horenstein’s new book titled SHOW.

 

This “Shimmering Chanteuse” has graced the pages of countless magazines and publications including the cover of the Sunday Styles in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Village Voice, Blackbook Magazine, Paper Magazine, Daily News, and a two-page spread in Penthouse Forum. You can see her on the hit television show Gossip Girl or hear her sing as she’s immortalized in the top-selling video game of all time Grand Theft Auto 4.

 

You may now see Melody up close, anywhere across America, at any time, by visiting her portrait in museums nationwide, including the Harvard Art Museum, MA and the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, DC.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brandon Bennett’s “Elvis My Way” Returns to Suncoast Showroom April 12-13

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Brandon Bennett’s “Elvis My Way” Returns to Suncoast Showroom April 12-13

 

Celebrating the “King of Rock and Roll,” Brandon Bennett returns to the Suncoast Showroom with his “Elvis My Way” show on April 12 and 13.

Bennett’s show takes the audience on a journey through Elvis’s career, including “The King’s” introduction to the entertainment world in the ‘50s, the famous 1968 television appearance that marked Elvis’s return to live performances, and the concert years – symbolized by the powerful vocals, high energy stage performances and the legendary jumpsuits.

Bennett has received numerous accolades for his impersonation of Elvis Presley. In 2008, he won the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest” and later went on to win the title of the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” at Graceland. He is the 2002 International Images of the King World Champion, making him the youngest contestant ever to place and win the competition.

As a world-renowned and much sought-after Elvis illusionist, Bennett appeared in the re-enactment of the “50th Anniversary of Elvis Return Home as a Star in 1956” at the Tupelo Festival in 2006. With his tribute show and his band, “The Heart Break Orchestra,” Bennett performs in venues throughout the country, dazzling fans with his spot-on impersonation. He has also opened for legendary performers such as Diamond Rio, Ronnie Milsap and Chuck Berry.

Currently, Bennett is starring as Elvis in the Chicago-based cast of “Million Dollar Quartet” – a musical inspired by the 1956 recording session that brought together Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

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About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Join the Fight Against Childhood Cancer at New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 5th Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza

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Join the fight against Childhood Cancer at
New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s
Fifth Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza

March 1 Head-Shaving Fundraiser to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

Make a bold move in the fight against cancer and go bald with New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Nine Fine Irishmen during the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event on Saturday, March 1 from noon to 11 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day on the resort’s Brooklyn Bridge and new outdoor plaza with special celebrity guest head-shavers, live music and entertainment, as participants shed their locks in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national organization funding research for childhood cancer. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Participants interested in shaving their heads for the cause can register online here or register day-of on-site. Group registration also is available for teams and organizations.

 

“The St. Baldrick’s celebration marks one of our favorite days at New York-New York each year. This is an important cause and we’ll continue to fight the fight, working toward a cure,” said Paula Zappia, entertainment director of New York-New York. “We are especially thrilled as this year’s event will be held in our new outdoor plaza and we encourage the Las Vegas community and visitors to join us in making this an amazing gathering.”

 

Kathleen Ruddy, chief executive officer for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, said “We are excited to continue our partnership with New York-New York on this year’s event to help raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. These events are vital to raise needed funds, enabling the Foundation to fund the best research projects focused on finding better treatments and cures for all childhood cancers. We are grateful to everyone who has dedicated their time and generosity to make this event such a success.”

 

This year’s St. Baldrick’s Day event will be hosted on New York-New York’s newly introduced outdoor plaza surrounded by fun shops Stupidiotic, Swatch, I Love NYNY and Starbucks. The festivities will include a special appearance by the Desert Skye & Pipe Band to kick off the event; live musical performances by Phoenix, Spazmatics and Sin E Ri Ra on the Brooklyn Bridge; celebrity guest appearances by renowned Las Vegas performers from Jabbawockeez, Jersey Boys, Absinthe, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet and others; activities including balloon art and face painting; a grand raffle prize; and photo opportunities at the head-shaving booths to commemorate the day.

 

Last year, more than $45,000 was raised for cancer research – this year’s event will continue the momentum with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.ninefineirishmen.com or www.newyorknewyork.com

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites.  Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit www.newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

 

Million Dollar Quartet Offers Free Tickets To Fans Dressed as Elvis To Celebrate The King’s Birthday, Jan. 8

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates Elvis’ Birthday By Offering Free
Tickets
To Fans Dressed As The King At Harrah’s Las Vegas
First 100 Guests Dressed as Elvis Receive One Free Ticket on Jan. 8

Calling all Elvis fans! Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and celebrate Elvis’ birthday at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah’s Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The first 100 guests who dress as The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will receive a complimentary ticket to that evening’s 7 p.m. performance.

Guests must appear in person dressed as Elvis beginning at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Harrah’s Las Vegas box office to receive their ticket, must stay in costume for the duration of the show, and must also agree to a photo on stage following the performance. One ticket will be offered per individual dressed as Elvis and all tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The tickets are only valid for the performance on Jan. 8. Management reserves all rights.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET takes place on December 4, 1956, when Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought legendary musicians Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with the extraordinary story of secrets, betrayal, and the once in a lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,”  “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

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For more information, please visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.HarrahsLasVegas.com

 

Harrah’s Las Vegas
Harrah’s Las Vegas is budget-friendly and offers something for every guest with more than 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, 87,000 square-feet of casino space, a state-of-the-art Sports Pit offering both live gaming and sports betting, and more than 25,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space. Seven restaurants encompass everything from Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar & Grill,’ which offers an all-American menu and live music nightly, to the upscale setting of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 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 the Tony® Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the comedy-magic of Mac King and stand-up performances at The Improv. For more information, please visit www.harrahslasvegas.com