Life Long Dreams: “ICONS” Brings Pop Culture Fashion Extravaganza to Sam’s Town Live! Nov. 12

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Life Long Dreams: “ICONS” Brings Pop Culture Fashion Extravaganza to Sam’s Town Live! Nov. 12


WHAT/WHEN:     

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will welcome back Las Vegas non-profit Life Long Dreams for their second-annual fundraiser event. The organization will present a musical, dancing and fashion extravaganza, “ICONS,” at Sam’s Town Live! on Saturday, Nov. 12. “ICONS” pays tribute to many pop culture legends, including Prince, David Bowie and Muhammad Ali. The spectacular features dancing and music, plus fashion designs inspired by Life Long Dreams student Danny Tlatelpa. All fashion designs included in the show were created using upcycled materials.

Life Long Dreams is a non-profit organization that works with disabled individuals to encourage expression and build confidence using the performing and visual arts. All proceeds raised will go directly to Life Long Dreams.

WHERE:   

Sam’s Town Live!
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122TICKETS:     

Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $20 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.samstownlv.com, or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.
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The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Celebrates Five Years as One of the Country’s Leading Live Entertainment Venues on April 17

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THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS AS
ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES ON APRIL 17

April 17, 2014 proclaimed “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day in honor of 5th anniversary

Today (April 17), The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino commemorates five years as Las Vegas’ premier venue for live music, comedy, sporting events and more. In honor of its 5th anniversary, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed April 17, 2014 as “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day.

The Las Vegas concert experience changed forever when Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveiled The Joint in April 2009 with five sold out shows over two opening weekends. The state-of-the-art venue revolutionized the entertainment scene, providing not only an intimate and authentic concert experience featuring some of the world’s biggest musical acts, but also hosting comedians, mixed martial arts, boxing, awards shows and more.

Booked and promoted exclusively by AEG Live, The Joint has sold more than 1,017,170 tickets to over 380 events featuring iconic talent such as the Killers, Paul McCartney, The Who, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Blink-182, Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Prince, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Queens of the Stone Age, Drake, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Weezer and many more. The ground-breaking venue was also the first to debut the extremely popular concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies, showcasing talent from legendary bands and artists such as  Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard as well as top-selling electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. Guns N’ Roses will return to The Joint for its second residency, An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!, May 21 – June 7.

“From opening with the Killers and Paul McCartney to having some of the biggest artists in the world such as including Imagine Dragons, The Who, Prince and Nine Inch Nails to launching five, soon-to-be six, sold out residencies, it has been one heck of an incredible ride,” said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Five years is an amazing milestone but we’re not even close to being done, we’re just getting started. The Joint will be showcasing the best talent in the world for years to come.”

“We’re exceptionally proud of what we have accomplished at The Joint in the past five years,” said Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. “Our goal has always been to offer top-notch entertainment while focusing on the experience of our fans and I think we’ve done that ten-fold. The fans are proof; they keep coming back because they know The Joint is the place in Las Vegas to see a live show.”

Since opening, the venue has received numerous accolades commending its achievements in live entertainment. It has been named:

  •  “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas”  in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  •  “Hottest Club in America” by Billboard magazine in (No. 11) 2013, (No. 1) 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” by guest experts Imagine Dragons in Vegas SEVEN’s “Best of the City” in 2013
  • “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010
  • “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in 2013, 2012 and “Best Venue Sightlines” in 2010 in Las Vegas Weekly’s “Weekly Awards”
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in Las Vegas CityLife’s “2010Best of the Valley” awards
  •  “Best Live Music Venue” in KLAS Channel 8’s “Vegas Says” poll in 2010

 

Continuing to set the standard for live entertainment, the award-winning venue delivers a fearless and unrivaled lineup throughout its 5th anniversary year including The Cult with special guest Prayers (April 19); Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions present: Ishe Smith, Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera and Jesus Cuellar vs. Rico Ramos (May 2); Cheech & Chong and WAR (May 16); Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! (May 21, 24 – 25, 29, 30 – 31; June 4, 6 – 7); Katt Williams (May 25); Jim Jefferies (May 31); Vegas Nightlife Fights (June 12); Widespread Panic (July 2 – 4) with special guests Greensky Bluegrass (July 2), Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (July 3) and Dirty Dozen Brass Band (July 4); Queen + Adam Lambert (July 5 – 6); The Voice 2014 Tour (July 25); BOSTON with special guest Cheap Trick (July 26); Austin Mahone with The Vamps and special guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes (July 31); YES (Aug. 15); ZZ Top & Jeff Beck (Aug. 16) and more to be announced.

For more information about The Joint, visit www.hardrockhotel.com/thejoint. Tickets to upcoming events can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at AXS.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.

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About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy andDef Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well asTiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

 

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

PRS Guitarist Orianthi Offers Musicians the Chance to Join Her on Stage

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PRS Guitarist Orianthi Offers Musicians the Chance to Join Her on Stage  

 

Orianthi is inviting all musicians to submit a video of their best live performance for the chance to join her onstage in Los Angeles.  The PRS Artist is using the Talenthouse platform to find a guitarist, bass player, keyboard player and drummer for ‘BeMyBand’, a new song in development from Dave Stewart, co-founder of the Eurythmics.  Orianthi encourages and challenges players, “I’m definitely looking forward to meeting four ace musicians who can rock my world.”

“I always think about all those great players out there in various towns and cities who would love to play alongside a major artist and go through the whole experience of rehearsing and then perform a big show,” Stewart said in a statement. “There are so many singing competitions; this one is about the players in the band. The guys and girls who help create that magic.”

Orianthi, an award-winning, Platinum Australian-born guitarist, has been playing PRS guitars since she was 11 years old. Named one of the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle Magazine, Ori has played her PRS Custom 24 electric guitars with music legends including:  Michael Jackson, Steve Vai, Prince, Alice Cooper, Carrie Underwood and Santana.

Ori will be present at PRS Guitars’ winter NAMM Performance Room 210B and will do a half hour-long signing that will start at 2:30 on Friday.

Musicians interested in BeMyBand will have until January 24, 2014 to submit their details at http://www.talenthouse.com/perform-be-my-band-orianthi .

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More information about Orianthi can be found on her PRS artist profile page at: http://www.prsguitars.com/artists/profile/orianthi/

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About PRS Guitars:

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

Samsung at the Billboard Music Awards

During the Billboard Music Awards show, Samsung’s new Galaxy S 4 was used to capture behind the scenes moments back stage and on the red carpet. Continuing to partner with the biggest cultural moments, Samsung Mobile is rewarding fans with special access to once-in-a-generation cultural moments, including:

  • · Throughout the weekend, attendees were able to experience the latest products from Samsung at official Billboard events. At the Billboard pre-party, guests were able to use the GS 4’s new Dual Shot feature to capture the performances and insert themselves into the photo or create-a-postcard using the new smartphone. Prince was spotted at the Billboard pre-party showing his support for protégé Andy Allo as she performed after winning the Next Big Diva competition.

 

  • · Live from the red carpet and backstage, host Michelle Marie used Galaxy products to capture interviews and reaction’s from nominees and attendees.

 

  • · The Galaxy Fan pit featured a constant live social stream at the Billboard Music Awards sourced from hundreds of Galaxy S 4’s in the crowd.

Celebrities Spotted at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28

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A star-studded weekend transpired at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas as Prince played The Joint on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, guitarist Zakk Wylde took the stage at Vinyl on Saturday, April 27 and French electronic duo Justice performed a DJ set at REHAB on Sunday, April 28.

Rapper Chamillionaire and R&B singer Miguel were spotted dining separately at Pink Taco on Friday.

On Saturday, NBA icon Magic Johnson, actor David Arquette, pro golfer Butch Harmon and tennis champs Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff were hanging out in their respective VIP suites during Prince’s 8 p.m. performance. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Dj Ashba, Zac Brown of country music group Zac Brown Band and R&B songstress Keisha Cole enjoyed the 11:30 p.m. show.

Dj Ashba was spotted earlier in the night jamming out to the riffs of fellow rocker and former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, at Vinyl. In addition to shredding his iconic guitar, Wylde read excerpts from his book “Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berserker’s Guide to World Tour Domination” and held a Q&A session.

On Sunday, REHAB’s 10th anniversary celebration continued with a dynamic DJ set by Justice. More than 3,500 beachgoers showed up to rally at REHAB, Las Vegas’ original dayclub, and indulged in crafted cocktails as they bumped to the beats of Justice. The GRAMMY Award-winning duo hit the turntables, spinning their high-energy hit “D.A.N.C.E.” and many more.

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Justice and Crowd at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
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Justice on Turntables at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
Justice on Turntables at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel
Justice on Turntables at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel

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PRINCE with 3RDEYEGIRL Takes Over The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27

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PRINCE
WITH 3RDEYEGIRL

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 & SATURDAY, APRIL 27
AT 8:00 PM & 11:30PM

Tickets on-sale now!

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PRINCE, seven-time Grammy Award winner and Multi-Platinum artist, announced today that he will be embarking on a nine-city West Coast U.S. tour this Spring.  The tour will introduce to PRINCE’s fans his new, all-female backing band, 3RDEYEGIRL, featuring guitarist Donna Grantis, bass guitarist Ida Nielsen and drummer Hannah FordPRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL will make a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for four shows on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Tickets are on sale now.

3RDEYEGIRL recently made their national television debut on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” in which PRINCE and the band performed his newly released song “Screwdriver” and classic tune “Bambi.”  New music from PRINCE is available exclusively at 3RDEYEGIRL.com, including “Screwdriver,” “Breakfast Can Wait” and “RNR Remix 7,” and more.

PRINCE has been named the #1 guitarist of all-time on Earth-Audio.Tutsplus.com;  and 3RDEYEGIRL is already turning critics’ heads.  Says TheStar.com:  “Prince has a new backup band, 3rdEyeGirl, that’s talented, tight and together as they come.”  Says Sticky Magazine of guitarist Donna Grantis: “the full impact of Grantis is her live performance:  the interaction with other musicians onstage, the improvisational wizardry and the sheer passion that can be felt.”   Adds Abstract Logix:  Grantis alternately echoes whisper-to-a-scream blues snippets of Hendrix, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, before exploring feels from metal to jazz.”  TheCurrent.Org raves about Ida Nielsen (deemed by Bass Player.com as “Prince’s Funk Princess”) and drummer Hannah Ford stating:  “Nielsen and Ford prove to be a powerhouse rhythm section.”  GuitarCenter.com echoes of Ford:  “From the moment the show opens until it closes, you will feel the excitement and power of Hannah’s assault on her drum kit.”

Tickets, starting at $55 (plus applicable service fees), are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2012, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

Photos: Katy Perry Debuts Her Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Figure

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KATY PERRY DEBUTS HER MADAME TUSSAUDS
LAS VEGAS WAX FIGURE

Pop star Katy Perry posed for photos with a Madame Tussauds Las Vegas wax figure of herself at Paramount Studios on Saturday afternoon (January 26).

“Whenever I have to go do something particularly that I don’t necessarily want to do, I’m just sending her cause she’s a great identical version of me,” remarked Perry.

The figure of Perry is featured in Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ Music Room. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite music icons.  Turn the volume to ten by interacting with figures such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and many more.  Guests can move like the King of Pop at a smooth criminal photo experience, get behind the turntable at an interactive DJ booth and channel their inner rock stars while enjoying a karaoke area.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics.  Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences.  With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting.  Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian.  The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM.  For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.

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MGM Resorts Presents Commitment to Diversity in Workplace with “Inspiring Our World”

MGM RESORTS PRESENTS COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY IN WORKPLACE WITH “INSPIRING OUR WORLD”

Original Multicultural Employee-Based Performance Educates Company’s 50,000+ Workforce on Mission, Core Values, Corporate Responsibility

How does a company unite 50,000 employees under one corporate culture? For Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts International, the company that set fountains to music in front of Bellagio and changed the face of entertainment with its Cirque du Soleil partnerships, the decision was easy: a Vegas-sized production.

Taking place December 16 – 18, “Inspiring Our World” is a commitment to its employees by MGM Resorts that features 70 employee-performers. Original music, exotic costumes, dynamic choreography spanning multiple cultures and styles come together in an arena where the likes of Prince, Bob Seger and Bon Jovi have performed. Comprising a 1.5-hour production simultaneously performed in English, Spanish and American Sign Language, and digitally represented in 14 languages, the program seeks to educate employees on the company’s mission, its values and its commitment to being a leader in diversity, philanthropy and sustainability.

“We respect and value our diverse and immensely talented team members as the foundation of our success as a global company,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “By engaging our employees in the core values of our company – from Teamwork, to Integrity to Excellence – we foster a healthy workplace, as well as dynamic and sustainable communities where our employees live and work, and where our guests visit.”

Created for employees by employees, the production complements MGM Resorts’ industry-leading Diversity Champion workshops, serving as a much larger educational platform to deepen corporate culture. The collaborative effort unites team members from MGM Resorts’ family of properties on stage and in the audience, while motivating team members to engage, entertain and inspire the millions of guests who visit its resorts each year.

“Engaged employees are one of the most important components of the guest experience,” Murren said. “Happier employees nurture a higher level of guest satisfaction, providing a competitive edge for the company in the long term.”

Inspiring Our World is an initiative that has been a year in the making. Plans for the program began last winter. In September, auditions attracted more than 200 of the company’s talented staff.

The production draws from employees’ hidden talents such as the Receiving Dock worker who happens to play electric violin or the Purchasing executive who used to be a professional singer. Now, the months of scriptwriting, choreography and rehearsal will culminate as the talented troupe gathers for nine performances at the Mandalay Bay Events Center later this month.

Social responsibility is integral to the company’s core creed and philosophy, which carries through to its relationships with employees, guests, and the communities in which its resorts are located. The company has strategically consolidated its pioneering diversity and inclusion, community engagement and environmental sustainability initiatives into a comprehensive platform to promote greater innovation and synergies. For more information about the company’s social responsibility programs, please visit: www.mgmresorts.com/offers/2012/07_annualcorporatesocialresponsibilityreport/index.html.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.