Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas to kick off Oktoberfest with celebrity keg tapper Cesar Millan, Friday, Sept. 13

Welcome to the dog Haus!
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas to kick off Oktoberfest
with celebrity keg tapper Cesar Millan, Friday, Sept. 13

Millan is the first of a full Oktoberfest lineup of celebrity keg tappers

For one night only, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas will become the dog Haus, as it welcomes world-renowned dog whisperer Cesar Millan as the first celebrity keg tapper of the Oktoberfest season on Friday, Sept. 13. Millan will kick off the season by tapping the first keg of Oktoberfestbier while revelers celebrate the grand opening of his limited-engagement residency Cesar Millan – My Story: Unleashed at the David Copperfield Theater inside MGM Grand.

Millan is the first of several celebrity keg tappers, who will be on hand every Friday and Saturday night throughout Oktoberfest to tap the keg, while guests enjoy stein-holding contests, live entertainment, bar games, prizes and more.

Fellow keg tappers include performers Frankie Moreno (Saturday, Sept. 14), FANTASY (Friday, Sept. 20), Jeff Civillico (Saturday, Sept. 21), Hans Klok (Friday, Sept. 27), Raiding the Rock Vault (Saturday, Sept. 28), Crazy Girls (Friday, Oct. 4), Rick Harrison (Saturday, Oct. 5), The Australian Bee Gees (Friday, Oct. 11), Anthony Cools (Saturday, Oct. 12), Chippendales (Friday, Oct. 18), Zowie Bowie (Saturday, Oct. 19), Murray SawChuck (Friday, Oct. 25) and Ricardo Laguna (Saturday, Oct. 26).

Come for the party and stay for the food! Before Oktoberfest had its own designated brew, taverns and eating houses, including the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, served up delicious seasonal fare for guests to enjoy. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas continues that time-honored tradition by offering daily Oktoberfest specials every day of the week.

Monday: Biergulasch (tender beef braised in goulash spices and HB dark beer)

Tuesday: Bier Bratl “Oktoberfest” (pork roast with onion beer gravy)

Wednesday: Oktoberfest Jägerhackbraten (homemade German-style meat loaf topped with creamy mushroom sauce, served with mashed potatoes, cucumber salad and garnished with crispy fried onions)

Thursday: HB Räucherplatte (an assortment of smoked Bavarian meats and sausages)

Friday: HB-Oktoberfest Rouladen (braised beef roll with bacon, onions and pickles) and Schweinshaxe (crispy pork shank)

Saturday: Schweinshaxe (crispy pork shank)

Sunday: Oktoberfest Schmankerl Tower (an assortment of Bavarian meat and poultry specials on a three-tiered tower)

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the only place in Las Vegas where beer lovers can taste the same Oktoberfestbier that is served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. The full-bodied lager is brewed to perfection and sports a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume. Oktoberfestbier is imported from the same batches made for the Oktoberfest tent in Munich to Hofbräuhaus locations across the country. Luckily, partiers don’t need to go to Munich to enjoy this famous flavor. The Las Vegas location alone serves an average of 22,500 liters or 5,943 gallons per month.

Oktoberfest runs from Friday, Sept. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 31 and reservations are highly recommended. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. To make a reservation, please call 702.853.BEER (2337) or visit HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.

About Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas which creates a true Bavarian beer hall experience that is even more than a dining adventure. No ordinary restaurant, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is an energetic party daily, with authentic German bands, boisterous sing-alongs, dancing in the aisles and on the benches, and premium Hofbräu beer. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzel, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and so much more.

Celebrate the holidays Vegas-style with Linda Suzanne’s Rockin’ Vegas Christmas Show

 

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR A ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS!

 

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS VEGAS-STYLE WITH LINDA SUZANNE’S ROCKIN’ VEGAS CHRISTMAS SHOW AT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO

 

The rockin’, only-in-Vegas Christmas spectacular to be held Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. inside the renowned Westgate International Theater

 

A portion of ticket sales to be donated to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K9 Unit

 

‘Tis the season for a rockin’ Christmas! Get into the holiday spirit, Vegas-style, with the one-night-only holiday extravaganza Linda Suzanne’s Rockin’ Vegas Christmas Show at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Held Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. inside the renowned Westgate International Theater, Linda Suzanne’s Rockin’ Vegas Christmas Show will include renditions of holiday classics with a rock n’ roll edge, gorgeous dancers, a live five-piece band and, of course, Santa Claus! Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax and fees and are on sale today.

 

Starring renowned singer, entertainer and author Linda Suzanne, the 85-minute Rockin’ Vegas Christmas Show will take the audience on an entertaining holiday journey with a unique Vegas spin, complete with 20-foot Christmas trees, Frosty the Snowman, candy canes, special guest appearances by Celebrity Magician Murray Sawchuck and Douglas Lefty Leferovich, costume changes, “sexy” Santa and an ensemble of gorgeous dancers, led by longtime Vegas dancer Dani Elizabeth.

 

Backed by veteran Musical Director Joe Escriba, the John Wackerman-led, five-piece band and the Rockin’ Vegas backup singers, Rockin’ Vegas Christmas Show is an all-ages, family-friendly holiday spectacular, complete with rock n’ roll renditions of classic holiday tunes, including “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Feliz Navidad;” modern holiday hits such as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” and Kelly Clarkson’s “My Christmas Wish;” and an original number written specifically for this show, titled “Christmas Done Vegas Style.”

 

Linda Suzanne’s Rockin’ Vegas Christmas Show will be performed Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. inside the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Tickets are $29.95 plus taxes and fees for general admission and $49.95 plus taxes and fees for VIP preferred seating. Keeping a family tradition of supporting local first responders, a portion of ticket sales will be donated directly to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K9 Unit. Tickets can be purchased at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or online at www.westgatelasvegas.com.

 

ABOUT LINDA SUZANNE

Linda Suzanne grew up in Downey, Calif. and began her musical career in her teens, when she was invited to perform 45 minute sets with military bands at Officers’ Clubs throughout Southern Calif. When she was 18, she opened for Rosemary Clooney at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix and shortly thereafter, went on to perform at the Miramar Theater in San Clemente, Calif., opening for The Righteous Brothers, Joni Mitchell and Leon Russell, among many others. She toured nationally with José Feliciano and Ricky Nelson.

Las Vegas credits include “Four Boys Four” with Jack Lemmon and Tony Randall, “4 Girls 4” with Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting, Rose Marie and Helen O’Connell, “The Golden Years of Las Vegas” and “Flashback 77,” which were both written and produced by Linda Suzanne, and performing alongside many talented entertainers, including Liberace, Terry Fator, Murray Sawchuck, Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot), Ricky Nelson, Dizzy Gillespie, Jose Feliciano, Jackie Vernon, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting, Rose Marie, Helen O’Connor, Jack Lemon, Tony Randall, The Righteous Bros., Leon Russell, Joni Mitchell, Oingo Boingo and Asleep at the Wheel, among many others.

Linda Suzanne has released four albums, including the Spanish language tribute to her father, “Mahia En Tu Mirar,” which was produced by Bebu Silvetti and David Foster. She’s also a successful author, who has written her life story entitled “Doin’ It Now, Before I Fall” and is currently writing her second book, titled “Who Are These People Anyway?”

Photos: Rich Little’s shrunken head at The Golden Tiki

 

The “Man of a Thousand Voices” Rich Little Unveils His Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki

The “man of a thousand voices,” celebrity impersonator Rich Little, unveiled his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki last night. Upon arrival, Little and his group sat down to enjoy some food and a scorpion bowl, while Krystal the Magician dazzled them with tricks.

Tony Felicetta of The Sharps welcomed guests and fans with an overview of Little’s extensive and impressive career, noting his start on “The Judy Garland Show” in 1964, his appearances on the notorious Dean Martin celebrity roasts, hosting “The Tonight Show” 12 times, and his current act at the Laugh Factory.

Little then took the stage, cracking jokes and delighting the crowd with a George Burns impression. He said, “My mom said to me ‘if you don’t give up doing these stupid impressions, you’ll never get ahead in this business.’ I didn’t give up and I did get a head – a shrunken head! I’m glad that’s the only thing they shrunk!”

Managing Partner Branden Powers unveiled the head, which was sculpted by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Little to ensure physical accuracies. Glasses were added as an homage to his famous Jack Benny impression.

Little took photos with fans and magician Murray Sawchuck, who has his own shrunken head on display at the iconic Tiki revival bar.

Little joins the bar’s growing collection of famous shrunken heads, including Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke, Claire Sinclair, Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, Monti Rock III, and Lonnie Hammargren.

Rich Little with his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki. Credit Brenton Ho.

Tony Felicetta, Rich Little, Branden Powers. Photo credit Brenton Ho.

Rich Little and Murray Sawchuck pose with their shrunken heads at The Golden Tiki. Photo credit Brenton Ho.

About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The handcrafted cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, alongside a strong list of craft beer and rum selections. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people. For more information, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702.222.3196. Like us at facebook.com/TheGoldenTikiVegas.

Celebrity Magician Murray Sawchuck Unveils Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki

Celebrity Magician Murray Sawchuck Unveils
Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki

The Golden Tiki added to its Cabinet of Curiosities Wednesday night by unveiling celebrity magician Murray Sawchuck’s shrunken head. Managing Partner Branden Powers and The Baron of the Universe, former contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” were on hand to present the honor to the celebrity magician, comedian, and host of family-friendly “Murray the Magician” show at Planet Hollywood.

“This is very cool. Thank you to The Golden Tiki,” said Sawchuck. “It’s great to be amongst the ranks of Carrot Top and Robin Leach and all the other shrunken heads who have come before me.”
Said Powers, “We’re excited to add Murray’s head to our wall. These heads keep getting better and better, and it’s an honor have these Las Vegas icons be a part of The Golden Tiki tradition. ”
Sawchuck’s head was crafted over a four week process by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr, and is the seventh in a series of celebrity shrunken heads on display at Vegas’ iconic Tiki revival bar. Previous shrunken heads include Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke and Vinnie Paul.

About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, as well as a traditional Martinique ti service and a special treasure chest VIP experience. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people. For more information, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702.222.3196. Like us at facebook.com/TheGoldenTikiVegas

The World’s Biggest Beer Party at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas – Oktoberfest Kicks Off Friday, September 16

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THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BEER PARTY AT HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS 

Annual Oktoberfest Kicks Off September 16 with Legendary Magicians Siegfried & Roy®

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Get ready to raise a stein, stand on the benches and sing along to classic hits as Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas kicks off Las Vegas’ only authentic Oktoberfest with the magicians of the century Siegfried & Roy®. The keg tapping ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and reservations are highly encouraged. The Oktoberfest celebration happens every day through October 31 and features celebrity keg tappers every Friday and Saturday night along with live entertainment, traditional Bavarian fare and plenty of beer.

 

This year’s keg tappers span a variety of Las Vegas’ well-known strip performers such as Clint Holmes, Australian Bee Gees, Chippendales, Frank Mir, Ricardo Laguna, Rich Little, Murray Sawchuck and more. The full line up of keg tappers can be viewed on the restaurant’s website.

 

One of the highlights of the six weeks of festivities is the limited-time Oktoberfestbier imported straight from the brewery in Munich, Germany. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the only place in Nevada where beer lovers can taste the original brew that thousands of people drink at the official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich.

 

“Every year, we are thrilled to bring the city of Las Vegas an authentic Oktoberfest experience,” said Klaus Gastager, Vice President HBavaria LLC. “From our live bands direct from Bavaria to the authentic German food and beer, guests can truly experience what Oktoberfest is like at our Haus. There’s nothing else like it in this city.”

 

ABOUT HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS:

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds – at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it is Oktoberfest every day!

 

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 702.853.BEER (2337), or visit the restaurant’s NEW website online at HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.

IT’S NO ILLUSION. CELEBRITY MAGICIAN MURRAY TAPS INTO HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS’ DARK WHEAT – Keg Tapping – Friday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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IT’S NO ILLUSION. CELEBRITY MAGICIAN MURRAY TAPS INTO HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS’ DARK WHEAT

Keg Tapping – Friday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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WHO:   On Friday, the incredibly talented and funny Celebrity Magician Murray SawChuck will turn Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas’ Dark Wheat beer into a crowd favorite with a special keg tapping.

WHAT:   Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun.  From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds – Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it is Oktoberfest every day!

 

WHEN:                                 Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:                               Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas –  4510 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

 

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Photos/Video: GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Launches into The Venetian® Las Vegas with Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

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GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Launches into The Venetian® Las Vegas with Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

Coinciding with the birthday of musical genius Ray Charles, audiences packed the house to kick off the show’s six-week run

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles was welcomed by The Venetian Las Vegas with a star-studded event coinciding with the birthday of Ray Charles. The groundbreaking new show features a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time GRAMMY nominee and DownBeat artist of the year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and GRAMMY award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also features 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.

The Las Vegas entertainment community came together to welcome the show to The Venetian Theatre. Entertainers at the red carpet event included Patti Austin, Carrot Top, Human Nature, cast members of Rock of Ages, cast members of PANDA!, Melody Sweets (Absinthe), Ricardo Laguna, Bob Anderson, Mac King, rock star artist Michael Godard, Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys), Murray SawChuck, Chris Phillips, Frankie Moreno, Mo5aic, Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho, Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan, Merald “Bubba” Knight, Jr., Jason Baney (Naked Magicians), and more.

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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, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.**

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles is produced and directed by award-winning music producer Larry Rosen and is part of his JAZZ ROOTS Concert Series. The current presentation at The Venetian Theatre is presented by producer Larry Rosen and entertainment executive/producer Peter Primont through GOMM Productions, LLC.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles performs at The Venetian Theatre through Oct. 29, 2014. Tickets are on sale now 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.

Photos: Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere 500th Performance

Stratosphere Headliner Frankie Moreno Celebrates 500th Performance
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno celebrated his 500th performance inside the Stratosphere Theater on Thursday night. (June 12, 2014)  The singer, songwriter and showman introduced a new show that includes new songs, new band members and new choreography.  To mark the occasion, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman congratulated Moreno on his success which included an on stage toast prior to the performance.
Among those in attendance PIN UP’s Claire Sinclair, PIN UP Guest Star (July 24-31) Sabina Kelley, Michael Grimm, PIN UP vocalist Lisa Marie Smith, Michael Goddard, Pia Zadora, Skye Dee Miles, Franky Perez, Zowie Bowie & Lydia Ansel and Murray Sawchuck.
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Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg

Photos/ Recap: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The New Tropicana Las Vegas – Friday, May 16

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MAMMA MIA! CELEBRATES OPENING NIGHT AT
THE NEW TROPICANA LAS VEGAS FRIDAY, MAY 16

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On Friday night (May 16, 2014) the Las Vegas production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its grand opening at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in the newly transformed Tropicana Theater.

 

The high-energy performance had the crowd channeling their inner “dancing queens” throughout the performance that ended with a standing ovation for the company. The talented cast includes Christine Sherrill as Donna Sheridan, Kimbre Lancaster as Sophie Sheridan, Mary Callanan as Rosie, Alison Ewing as Tanya, Trey Ellett as Harry Bright, Steve Judkins as Bill Austin, Sean AllanKrill as Sam Carmichael and Jordan Bondurant as Sky.

 

Notable names in attendance at opening night included: Judy Craymer (global producer/creator of MAMMA MIA!); Alex Yemenidjian (Chairman and CEO of The New Tropicana Las Vegas); the Sister Wives (of TLC’s hit television show); Mary Wilson (The Supremes); Frank Marino (Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas); Jaymes Vaughn (Chippendales);  Ricardo Laguna (Professional BMX rider); Jabbawockeez (world famous dance crew); the cast of ROCK OF AGES; the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; the cast of JERSEY BOYS; Murray Sawchuck (The Laugh Factory); the Australian Bee Gees; and Jeff Civillico (The Quad headliner).

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About MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! performs in the recently transformed Tropicana TheaterSunday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be no show on Fridays. Tickets range from $49 to $135 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at http://Trop.LV/TLVMammaMia, by phone at 800-829-9034 or at the Tropicana Show Tickets desk. Special hotel packages are also available for a two- to three-night stay at the New Tropicana Las Vegas.

 

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s vision of staging writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. Songs including “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me” are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.

 

With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

 

Photos: Divorce Party Las Vegas Celebrates Official Strip Debut at its New Home Inside Windows Showroom on Thurs. March 13

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Divorce Party Las Vegas Celebrates Official Strip Debut at its New Home Inside Windows Showroom on Thurs. March 13

The newest production at Bally’s Las Vegas opens with VIP, celebrity
reception and red carpet event

Divorce Party Las Vegas made its official Strip debut Thursday, March 13 with a red carpet event to welcome the show to its new sin city home inside Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas. The ultimate Girls’ Night Out experience was attended by many local celebrities and notables, including Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis  from Chippendales and the Amazing Race, hypnotists Marc Savard and Anthony Cools, Carol-Lyn Liddle from Raiding the Rock Vault, Murray SawChuck, Legends in Concert cast members Cece Correia and Katie Steele, current Mrs. Nevada Lavetta Schneider, legendary comic Steve Rossi, Jarrett & Raja from America’s Got Talent, pianist Danny Wright, vocalist Traci Kesissian and more

“A version of this production has played in cities across the country to great success but I always knew that it was meant for Las Vegas,” said Mark Schwartz lead producer, “My team and I couldn’t be happier to be in our new home inside Windows Showroom and we can’t wait to introduce the show to a new audience.”

An 80-minute comedic musical event, Divorce Party Las Vegas centers around Linda, still reeling from her divorce, as her friends turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Hailed by the L.A. Weekly as a blend of “Sex and the City with Dr. Phil, Oprah and SNL,” the show uses laughs, songs and the occasional shock factor to explore the realities of divorce, long term relationships and moving on.

“You don’t have to have gone through a divorce to enjoy this show,” said Dr. Amy Botwinick co-author and producer, “The storyline is incredibly funny, heartfelt and at times a little risqué but most importantly everyone in the audience can relate.”

Tickets to Divorce Party Las Vegas are $49/$65 plus taxes and fees.  Platinum VIP tickets are offered for guests looking to enhance their experience for $80 and include a round of specialty drinks, premier seating and a meet & greet with the cast. Tickets are available by visiting Divorcepartylasvegas.com or by calling the box office at 855-234-7469/702-777-2782. Performances scheduled Saturday – Thursday at 8 p.m.

Cast and Creators – Kelly Ward, Robin Berry Vincent, Dr. Amy Botwinick, Mark Schwartz, Michelle Johnson, Jacquelyn Holland-Wright and Jeff Brooks

Photos: LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO AND RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT CELEBRATE 2014 ROCKIN’ REVELATIONS NIGHT

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LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO celebrated the return of RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, Tuesday, March 4, with a black carpet event to showcase the production’s new lineup and new songs. Met with multiple standing ovations, the all-star show, featuring “Classic Rock by Those Who Rocked It” – was attended by many local celebrities and notables, including Melody Sweets (Absinthe), Ricardo Laguna, Adrien Zmed (Grease 2, T.J. Hooker), Lyssa Lynne (the band Mr. & Mrs. Smith), vocalist Lorena Peril, hypnotist Anthony Cools, Murray SawChuck, Las Vegas Wranglers President Billy Johnson, Pia Zadora, former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, Jasmine Trias (American Idol), singer Ben Stone, producer and screenwriter Mylo Carbia, and more.

 

“We couldn’t be happier with the show this year,” said Ron Johnson, General Manager at the LVH.  “We didn’t think it could get any better than last year, but with new musicians, new singers and new songs, it absolutely has!  We anticipate a long, successful run for this show at the LVH and it just continues to add to our ‘legendary’ status.”

 

Bringing the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT pays homage to rock’s greatest hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, including classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp, and many more.

 

Refreshed for 2014, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT has signed phenomenal rock guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), as well as two outstanding female vocalists who will trade off: Carol-Lyn Liddle (Masters of Rock) and Stephanie Calvert (Starship). Songs that have been added to the hit show include “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac), “Heartbreaker” (Pat Benatar), “Alone” (Heart), “Dream On” (Aerosmith), “Highway to Hell” and “Thunderstruck” (AC/DC).

 

The show’s returning all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

Raiding The Rock Vault - "Rockin' Revelations Night" At The Las Vegas Hotel

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Credit: Denise Truscello

“We’re thrilled to showcase our new content,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. “The support we’ve received here in Las Vegas—from LVH, locals, visitors, and other entertainers—has been incredible. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

 

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT performs Friday through Tuesday nights weekly (schedule subject to change) at 8 p.m. in the LVH Theater. Ticket prices range from $49 to $80 plus taxes and fees. A special Rock Star Package is available for $140 (which includes tickets in the first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, CD, meet and greet and VIP pass).  A special 2-for-1 locals discount will be available for a short time (must present valid Nevada ID) and there are dinner/show packages with the world-famous Benihana and Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

 

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook™. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages: www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

Photos: Raiding the Rock Vault Debuts at LVH in Rock-Star Style

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Raiding the Rock Vault Debuts at LVH in Rock-Star Style

Rock legends and celebrities came together to celebrate the opening of Raiding the Rock Vault, the ultimate journey through the genre’s famed history

Raiding the Rock Vault officially opened at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Monday, March 18, as rock ‘n’ roll legends came together to take audiences on a wild ride through music history. Featuring the greatest rock hits from 1948 to 1989, the larger-than-life music showcase boasts classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more.

Celebrities and rock stars descended on the LVH Theater to experience songs that changed the world in the showroom that Elvis called home. Stars who came out to welcome the show included Carrot Top, Recycled Percussion, Maren Wade (iCandy The Show), Daisy de la Hoya, Troy Burgess (Rock of Ages), Chippendales, Chris Phillips, Ricardo Laguna, Anthony Cools, rock-star artist Michael Godard, the ladies of FANTASY, Murray SawChuck, Tommy Wind, Danny Koker and the cast of Counting Cars, Jeff Civillico, Zito 77, Jasmine Trias (American Idol), singer-songwriter Ben Stone, and LVH’s Esteban and Teresa Joy.

Guest vocalist Bobby Kimball (Toto) was on hand to perform with the show’s top-notch rock lineup, which includes Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart, Bad Company), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (L.A. Guns, Guns N’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

Written by esteemed Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Supertramp) and musician, producer and vocalist John Payne (Asia),

Raiding the Rock Vault gives audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane.

Raiding The Rock Vault Opening Night At LVH In Las Vegas
Raiding The Rock Vault Opening Night At LVH In Las Vegas
The Cast of Raiding the Rock Vault
The Cast of Raiding the Rock Vault
Cast of Counting Cars
Cast of Counting Cars

 

PHOTO Credit: David Becker

Ticket prices for Raiding the Rock Vault range from $49 to $100 (plus fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, signed concert program, signed album, meet and greet and VIP pass). Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Welcomes the Holiday Season with Special Grand Opening Celebration

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Welcomes the
Holiday Season with Special Grand Opening Celebration

Guests enjoyed a special performance by Terry Fator, celebrity red carpet and tram tours that included the world’s largest light tunnel

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the holiday drive-through spectacular, hosted a grand opening celebration on Thursday, Nov. 15. Guests enjoyed a special performance by Terry Fator, great food, a celebrity red carpet and tram tours of the world’s largest light tunnel and more than 450 animated light displays along a 2.5 mile racetrack.

Celebrities in attendance included Jayne Post of Marriage Can Be Murder, Kevin Burke of Defending the Caveman, Murray Sawchuck Celebrity Magician of Tropicana’s Laugh Factory and casts of Thunder From Down Under and Fantasy. Treats were available from Popped and hot chocolate from Bad Ass Coffee. In addition, guests enjoyed delicious food by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and eggnog courtesy of Boy Scouts of America.

Glittering Lights is open nightly through Jan. 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5:30-10 p.m. Speedway Children’s Charities receives a portion of ticket sales and provides funding for hundreds of children’s charities throughout Southern Nevada. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will provide $2 off admission with a donation of gently used items at any of the 30+ sites located in Southern Nevada or at the gates of Glittering Lights.