Photos: Piff reveals his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki

 

Piff the Magic Dragon Unveils His Shrunken Head at
The Golden Tiki

The loser of “America’s Got Talent,” Piff the Magic Dragon, unveiled his shrunken head last night at The Golden Tiki. His sidekick, Mr. Piffles, got in on the action too with a miniature stuffed version.

Piff enjoyed a Dole Whip while checking out the bar’s one-of-a-kind decor and Cabinet of Curiosities, stopping for a closer look at a mummified alligator, perhaps one of Piff’s ancestors.

The Baron of the Universe welcomed Piff, Mr. Piffles, and showgirl Jade Simone before Managing Partner Branden Powers unveiled the head. Smithsonian artist Terry Barr sculpted the head over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Piff to ensure physical accuracies, including his dragon scales.

“Thank you for honoring us with a tiny, shrunken head, AKA a lifesize head,” said Piff.

The stars took a “shellfie” in the clamshell, before posing with fans, who showed up in Piff T-shirts.

Chippendales dancer James Davis was also in attendance.

Overhead in the crowd, “This is as Vegas as it gets.”

Piff 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, magician Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, Monti Rock III, Lonnie Hammargren, and Rich Little.

Piff unveils his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki
Piff’s shrunken head

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 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.

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.

The Shrunken Head Of Norm Clarke Unveiled at The Golden Tiki

The Golden Tiki added to its Cabinet of Curiosities Thursday night by unveiling Norm Clarke’s shrunken head. Managing Partner Branden Powers and Tony Felicetta of The Sharps were on hand to present the honor to the former Las Vegas Review-Journal gossip columnist.

“Branden’s been a longtime friend of mine. I’ve supported him over the years, and he’s supported my column,” said Clarke. “I’m really honored to be among the little head crowd now at The Golden Tiki.”

L-R: Tony Felicetta, Norm Clarke and Branden Powers with Clarke’s shrunken head at The Golden Tiki.
Photo credit Infinite Imaging Photography

Said Powers, “We’re really excited to have Norm here, and we think the heads keep getting better and better.” Clarke’s head was crafted over a four week process by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr, and is the fifth 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 and Robin Leach.

Photo credit Infinite Imaging Photography

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 Smith Center for the Performing Arts September and October Show Listings

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 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts September and October Show Listings

 

REYNOLDS HALL
 

Kinky Boots
Thursday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturdays, Sept. 6 & 13 and Sundays, Sept 7 & 14, 2014, at 2 p.m.;
Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Saturday, Sept 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Broadway’s newest smash hit kicks off its much anticipated national tour at The Smith Center. Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights. Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible – proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out.

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I and Seasons
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.: – Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Love is extraordinary. Love, in its many guises, changes us forever. Feel its thrill all over again with Nevada Ballet Theatre’s season opener, enriched with live orchestra. Feel the state of change that flows through relationships and through nature in Paul Vasterling’s Seasons, set to Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons. Then, revel in the heart’s follies with George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I. Shakespeare’s classic comedy of young lovers, mischievous spells and mistaken identities is transformed into a vibrant ballet featuring the lush score of Felix Mendelssohn and including more than 20 young dancers from the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre.

 

Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
What is sure to be the ultimate variety concert, this show is a not-to-be missed event. Featuring some of the best of the Las Vegas Strip, the following are scheduled to appear thus far: Cirque du Soleil, Jubilee!, Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet and Penn & Teller. Additionally, singers Human Nature, Clint Holmes, Frankie Moreno and Bob Anderson will be accompanied by The Lon Bronson All-Star Band and the Las Vegas Mass Choir. The evening will also include an inspiring reading by Nevada’s cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell and tributes to Frank Sinatra, Mark Twain and Liberace. Las Vegas legend Jerry Lewis is also scheduled to appear, along with Las Vegas residents Susan Anton, Antonio Fargas and Mark Shunock from “Rock of Ages.” More artists will be announced in the near future and net proceeds will benefit The Smith Center’s education outreach programs.

 

Gordon Lightfoot: 50 Years On The Carefree Highway Tour
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Cold On The Shoulder,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night,” “Shadows,” “Rainy Day People,” “Did She Mention My Name,” and “Summertime Dream,” to name just a few. But this year is special for the legendary artist who announced plans for a cross-country USA tour titled Gordon Lightfoot – 50 Years On The Carefree Highway. The tour features his well-known hits, as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans, all of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year music career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks I: Introducing Maestro Cabrera with Special Guest Deborah Voigt
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26.
Reynolds Hall
Celebrate a new era for the Las Vegas Philharmonic with its first concert by Maestro Donato Cabrera as Music Director.  The season opens in star-studded style with special guest soprano Deborah Voigt, the internationally renowned opera superstar.  Ms. Voigt’s regard for Maestro Cabrera brings her to Las Vegas for a breathtaking program created particularly for this occasion.

 

An Evening with Jerry Lewis
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
This is a rare opportunity to spend an evening with one of Hollywood’s true entertainment icons. An Evening with Jerry Lewis is a feel-good blend of stand-up comedy, unforgettable gags, trademark vignettes, big-screen video montages of the Academy Award winner’s most memorable and hilarious feature film moments and songs that will delight patrons of all ages.

 

Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater Presents Alice Down the Rabbit Hole
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater (LVCDT) celebrates its eighth year of excellence in dance with the world premiere of Alice Down the Rabbit Hole, choreographed by founding artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis. This work will be LVCDT’s first full-length ballet with a score composed by master musician Martin St.Pierre of Cirque du Soleil. The beloved story of Alice in Wonderland will come to life with a contemporary spin along with innovative set designs, costumes and lighting.

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Alan Parsons Live Project
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
Alan Parsons amazes audiences worldwide with his contributions to engineering and performing. From his beginnings with The Beatles and other megastars to his groundbreaking recording techniques on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Parsons is a true Renaissance Man with his multi-platinum albums by The Alan Parsons Project.

WICKED

Wicked
Wednesday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Dark Mondays;
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at 2 p.m.;
Saturdays, Oct. 11, 18 & 25, and Nov. 1 & 8, 2014, at 2 p.m.;
Sundays, Oct. 12, 19 & 26, and Nov. 2 & 9, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $45
Reynolds Hall
Back by “popular” demand. Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of more than 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time” (USA Today).

 

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Arturo Sandoval
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $42
Cabaret Jazz
One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, 10-time Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval, brings his group to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. The show will feature original compositions by Sandoval as well as a tribute to the late, great Dizzy Gillespie.

 

Jim Caruso’s Cast Part with Billy Stritch
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $20
Cabaret Jazz
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular soiree that brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City for the past ten years.  Recently, Caruso & Stritch have taken the party on the road, and can’t wait to celebrate the extraordinary singing, dancing and comedic talent that Las Vegas has to offer.

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $20
Cabaret Jazz
Jersey Boys conductor Keith Thompson hosts this monthly musical showcase that features original music from some of Las Vegas’ best composers and songwriters, and performed by some of the best performers and musicians from the Las Vegas entertainment and theatrical communities. The informal showcase is always diverse, eclectic and extremely entertaining and features a very high caliber of musicianship and artistry.

 

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana, “Uncle” Richard Ho’opi’i
Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
From the renowned Slack Key Show® on Maui that produced four Grammy Award-winning CDs, three masters share the delightful experience of slack key guitar – the distinctly Hawaiian – style of open tunings – ‘ukulele, Hawaiian songs, and a kolohe (rascal) sense of humor.

George Kahumoku Jr., four-time Grammy-winner and Slack Key Show producer, is “Hawaii’s Renaissance Man.” His range of talents includes slack key guitar, vocals, storyteller, songwriter, teacher, sculptor, farmer and chef.

Ledward Kaapana is a musical legend. He is a National Heritage Fellow who is unrivaled for his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and has an extraordinary baritone to falsetto vocal range.

Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I is also a National Heritage Fellow renowned for ‘ukulele and Hawaiian falsetto singing, with a unique yodeling style and jovial stage presence.

 

The Lon Bronson Band With Special Guest Star Larry Braggs
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
The Lon Bronson Band joins forces with former Tower Of Power lead vocalist Larry Braggs for an evening of Tower Of Power favorites, Larry’s hits, as well as the eclectic horn-infused rock, soul & funk that the iconic 14-piece All-Star Band always brings to Cabaret Jazz.

 

Kristen Hertzenberg – Spellbound
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Cabaret Jazz
Kristen Hertzenberg is among the most entrancing and versatile singers performing today. She and her six-piece band return to Cabaret Jazz for Spellbound, a soulful and haunting set of blues, rock, jazz, and Broadway.

 

Conversations With Norm Presents “Frank Marino: Under Oath”
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz
Conversations With Norm is a quarterly presentation featuring Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal interviewing the celebrities oft-mentioned in his column. Frank Marino, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Las Vegas,” reveals all in the next installment of this series. After 30 years as a Strip headliner and on the heels of celebrating his 25,000th show, the Divas Las Vegas star has agreed to a no-holds-barred interview with Clarke.

 

Philip Fortenberry – The Man At The Piano
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Cabaret Jazz
Philip Fortenberry, a virtuoso pianist, composer, recording artist, and associate conductor of “Jersey Boys” on the Las Vegas Strip, returns with The Man at the Piano, his critically acclaimed intimate acoustic 75-minute cabaret-style concert in Cabaret Jazz.

 

Cheyenne Jackson
Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Cabaret Jazz welcomes multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson, along with long-time musical director Ben Toth. The show will include original songs from Jackson’s new album “I’m Blue, Skies,” as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show Music of the Mad Men Era, which sold out Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.

 

Opera Las Vegas Presents A Passion For Puccini
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Opera Las Vegas presents A Passion for Puccini, featuring young artists of Opera Las Vegas in scenes and arias from “La Boheme,” “Tosca,” “Madame Butterfly” and more.

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Song – The Music of OZ composer Harold Arlen
Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
The long-running, Off-Broadway hit The Wonderful Wizard of Song is a jukebox musical filled with the iconic and nostalgic hits of OZ composer Harold Arlen including; “That Old Black Magic,” “World on a String,” “One For My Baby,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Let’s Fall in Love,” “Stormy Weather,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Get Happy,” “Paper Moon,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”… and many others. Starring The Three Crooners and a Diva, the show gives audiences a peek into the composer’s life as The Three Crooners guide them through the musical vignettes traveling from the Cotton Club to the screens of Hollywood to the Broadway stage and to the Land of Oz. Created by Nigel Wright (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s creative partner), the composer’s son Sam Arlen and George Bugatti, the show is produced by Yellow Brick Productions in association with Jerry Rosenberg (One Night with Janis Joplin) and Shea Arender.

 

Soul Men and Lady Soul Starring Spectrum and Radiance
Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices starts at $37
Award-winning vocal quartet Spectrum, and their stunning sister-group Radiance, perform together in an unbelievable tribute to Motown and R&B music. Returning to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz these eight stellar vocalists sing and dance their way through one of the most influential American songbooks of all time.  The look, class, style, choreography, harmonies and costuming are captured as only Spectrum and Radiance can. Internationally acclaimed, they will leave you wanting more with stirring renditions of The Temptations’, The Supremes’, The Four Tops’, The Marvelettes’, Vandellas’, The Miracles’, The Stylistics’ and Donna Summer’s classic hits.

 

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

 

Henri
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2014, at 7 p.m.;
Friday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m.;
Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 7 p.m.; and
Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Troesh Studio Theater
Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, presents Henri, an intimate theatre experience about the beauty and complexity of Alzheimer’s disease and aging. Henri features a cast ranging in age from 8 to 80 and has been called “delicate” and “sobering” by the New York Times. United, the cast creates a composition of moments, feelings, and images from the title character’s life. Talk backs with leaders in Alzheimer’s research and treatment will follow each performance.

 

Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy
Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Saturday, Nov 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry, prepare to join Steve Solomon on stage with more than 20 imaginary characters—all brought to life by Steve’s talent with accents, dialects and hilarious story-telling in this side-splitting one-man show. Meet the whole gang including the Italian/Jewish family, Steve’s ex, their therapists, the kids, the TSA…you get the picture. It’s thirty-five people you’ll identify with at dinner with one bathroom and one plunger.

 

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

UFC Fighter Frank Mir and Las Vegas Columnist Norm Clarke Wrap Up Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

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UFC Fighter Frank Mir and Las Vegas Columnist Norm Clarke
Wrap Up the Oktoberfest Revelry

 

WHO: Two-Time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir will take a punch at the German festival when he taps the seasonal brew at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. The Las Vegas local is ranked the number seven heavyweight fighter in the world. Celebrity Columnist Norm Clarke will tap the final keg of this year’s Oktoberfest celebrations. The charming writer is one of Las Vegas’ most notable journalists.

WHAT: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas offers guests endless Bavarian fun, food and, of course, Oktoberfestbier. The full-bodied lager is brewed to perfection and is the ultimate centerpiece for the exciting festivities that compare to the real Oktoberfest revelry held in Munich, Germany. Patrons can test their strength during the stein holding competitions and Jägermeister spankings, or watch the nightly almond and pecan glazing process, adding the finishing touch to an authentic experience.

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. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and the finest Hofbräu beer.

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169

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Showbiz Roast of Oscar Goodman Tuesday, July 23

Stratosphere

Announcing the Showbiz Roast of Oscar Goodman on July 23

Stratosphere Theater hosts the second in a series of planned Showbiz Roasts 

 

Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE) presents the Showbiz Roast of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, bringing the show business community of Las Vegas together to experience camaraderie rarely enjoyed since the golden era of the Rat Pack.

50% of net proceeds from the roast will be donated to benefit The Miracle League of Las Vegas, a non-profit organization that offers children with cognitive and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball.

Oscar Goodman served three terms as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1999 to 2011 and has been referred to by many the city’s “most popular mayor”.  His wife, Carolyn Goodman, currently serves as mayor of Las Vegas.  Before being elected into office, Goodman was a defense attorney representing defendants accused of being organized crime figures. Goodman currently serves as an ambassador for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 2

TIME:  Roast begins at approximately 10:45 p.m., after party immediately follows the show at Stratosphere’s Level 107 Lounge.

WHERE:  Stratosphere Theater (on the second floor of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower)

WHO: Lead by “Roastmaster” Murray Sawchuck, also featuring the Lon Bronson ten-piece band, local celebrities and celebrity groups including Steve Rossi, Mac King, Chef Carla Pellegrino, Clint Holmes, The Amazing Jonathan, Zowie Bowie, Heidi Harris (790 Talk Now), Lola The Showgirl (aka Penny Wiggins), Chet Buchanan (98.5 KLUC), The Phat Pack, Norm Clarke, Michael “Wheels” Parise and Pia Zadora will take to the stage to celebrate, tease and lovingly poke fun at Oscar Goodman and their fellow Roasters.  There will be musical roasts backed by a live 10 piece band, surprise guests and an on-stage bar will fuel the ferocity providing hysterical fun, all with a tongue in cheek affection for the former mayor.  Celebrities in attendance are encouraged to walk the red carpet and enjoy the roast.

Twitter:  @Showbizroast @LVStratosphere

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vegasliveshow

About Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE): Emmy award winning Andy Walmsley has worked on some of the biggest shows on television including, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Biggest Loser.  In Las Vegas, Walmsley has worked with Strip acts such as Terry Fator, Human Nature, Divas, Nathan Burton, Jeff Civillico, Americas Got Talent Live and many more. He is currently a production consultant on the new Scintas show at the D.

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