Golden Gate to Pop the Champagne for 112th Birthday, Jan. 1

Iconic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino to Pop the Champagne for 112th Birthday, Jan. 13

Founded in 1906, Las Vegas’ original hotel to celebrate with special birthday shots, match play and more

 

From hosting the Rat Pack to housing Vegas’ first telephone, the historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino will celebrate 112 years of service in Las Vegas this Saturday, January 13. Founded in 1906, the iconic property invites guests to a commemorative celebration, which will include free champagne for visitors who join its One Card™ loyalty program; $25 match play; and special Birthday Cake shots for 99 cents – a nod to the original shrimp cocktail price.

“It has been an honor to be a part of the influential evolution of Golden Gate in Downtown Las Vegas,” said CEO Derek Stevens. “We are grateful for how Golden Gate has paved the way for new properties such as our neighboring 18 Fremont project, and we are thrilled to see it’s continuous adaption to the community.”

Golden Gate has celebrated some of the most colorful moments in Vegas history, spanning the roaring 20s, the prohibition era and now the 21st century. Sharing its birth year with other momentous occasions, here are other notable events and facts that happened in 1906:

  • The Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad was built.
  • The population of Las Vegas was only 30.
  • The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in negotiating peace in the Russo-Japanese War.
  • The average life expectancy in the United States was 47.
  • The first animated cartoon was copyrighted.
  • The Chicago White Sox win their First World Series by defeating their crosstown rival Chicago Cubs on October 14.
  • 90 percent of all doctors had no college education.

The growth of Golden Gate Hotel & Casino has contributed to the vision of providing classic yet modern hospitality offerings to guests in Downtown Las Vegas. The property recently went through an exquisite renovation that nearly doubled the casino in size; added a dramatic entry way on Fremont Street Experience; and extended its high-energy outdoor bar, OneBar at One Fremont Street.

The revitalization will complement Derek and Greg Stevens vision for their upcoming 18 Fremont hotel-casino property, formally known as the Las Vegas Club. Sitting across from Golden Gate, the brothers will usher in a new wave of modern hotel design to Downtown Las Vegas.

The 112th anniversary offerings will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

Opening in 1906 at One Fremont Street, Golden Gate’s legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era and now the 21st century. Boasting a prime location under the lights of the Fremont Street Experience and three distinctive bars, the historic property delivers an experience that is authentic and energetic. Golden Gate – where the past meets the future and the spirit of Las Vegas is very much alive.

Matt Goss Returns to Las Vegas With New Multi-Year Residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino

 

Matt Goss Returns to Las Vegas With New Multi-Year Residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino 

Tickets On Sale Friday, Oct. 27 at Noon PT

Hit entertainer and beloved showman Matt Goss will return to the Las Vegas Strip, headlining an extended engagement at The Mirage. “Matt Goss at The Mirage” is scheduled to debut inside 1 OAK Nightclub Saturday, Dec. 2 and will be the first of its kind in the venue.

Known for his impassioned performances that combine intoxicating vocal sets, big band instrumentals and old-school glamour, British-born singing sensation Goss’ sleek style and unparalleled ability to engage audiences embody the magic of Las Vegas’ classic lounge crooners. A favorite among visitors and locals, Goss’ talents have drawn comparison to the Rat Pack, and numerous accolades proclaim him “The New King of Vegas.”

Goss will bring his celebrated act – including multi-piece band, sultry backup singers and Dirty Virgins dance troupe – to a scintillating new live-music experience at The Mirage.

“Since I was 17, I’ve been singing professionally and entertaining audiences all over the world. And after all my incredible career highs, I can honestly say I have never felt more proud and excited to start my show, ‘Matt Goss at The Mirage.’”

Franz Kallao, general manager of The Mirage, said, “From his pure vocal talent to magnetic stage presence, Matt Goss is one of a kind. We couldn’t be more excited to announce our partnership. His new residency will add something truly special to the guest experience at The Mirage and fans will love experiencing his show in this intimate venue.”

Tickets starting at $49.99, plus service charges, go on sale Friday, Oct. 27 at noon. PT. Tickets can be purchased at The Mirage Box Offices, online at mirage.comor ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

Scheduled 2017 performances include:
• Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.
• Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m.
• Thursday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.
• Thursday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.

Additional 2018 dates include:
January 12 – 14; 16; 19 – 21; 23; 26 – 28; 30
February 2 – 3

Goss returns to Las Vegas after a recent engagement at the legendary O2 Arena in London, which sold out in a record-breaking seven seconds.

The singer-songwriter got his start in entertainment in 1988 as lead singer of the band BROS alongside his twin brother. He quickly became the youngest artist to sell out the world-famous Wembley Stadium, played a record 19 consecutive nights at Wembley Arena and performed twice for Her Majesty the Queen. His debut album went platinum seven times, earned 13 Top Five hits and remained on the UK chart for an astonishing 84 weeks. Goss has sold more than 17 million records worldwide and achieved No. 1 records in over 22 countries. He has taken the stage at world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Royal Albert Hall and The London Palladium.

Over the past several years, Goss has earned a devoted following under the bright lights of Las Vegas and has championed the city’s reputation as an entertainment destination through his music, penning the hit song “Lovely Las Vegas.”

Goss’ press and accolades include: Brit Award Winner; Las Vegas Icon Award (2016); 2016 British Entertainer of the Year; Best Show of Wembley Arena (2016); and CBS Best Dressed Man.

About The Mirage:
Ideally located in the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage Hotel & Casino is the place to stay and play. The resort features contemporary accommodations; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak; dynamic nightlife venue 1 OAK Nightclub; a luxurious spa and salon; the enticing Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Unique entertainment options include The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series featuring one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B musical sensation Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. From the iconic Volcano and 20,000-gallon lobby aquarium to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mirage.com, call toll free at (800) 374-9000 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Golden Steer to Offer Special One-Night-Only Authentic Frank Sinatra Experience this Sat.

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Commemorative Zippo Lighter
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SINATRA FANS FLOCKING TO THE GOLDEN STEER STEAKHOUSE,
TWO RESERVATIONS REMAIN FOR SATURDAY’S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Iconic Las Vegas Restaurant Offering Ol’ Blue Eyes’ Favorite Dishes and Cocktail in One
Special Menu Throughout December

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Frank Sinatra fans are coming to Las Vegas this month to pay homage to the Chairman of the Board. This Saturday, Dec. 12, will mark what would have been his 100th birthday. The Golden Steer Steakhouse, Las Vegas’ longest-running steakhouse, remains one of the very few places where he dined in the city. As such, the iconic restaurant is offering 3-course menu was created based on what Sinatra ordered as a Golden Steer regular, back in the ’60s while performing Las Vegas shows with the Rat Pack.

Priced at $100* per person and available any day of the month except this Saturday, guests who experience “Frank’s Menu” will dine in his actual booth (table 22) which seats up to four guests.
His menu includes:

  • Clams Casino: from Narragansett Bay, this dish is prepared with clams on the half shell, baked with white wine, bacon, diced red and yellow peppers and bread crumbs.
  • New York Strip Steak, 16 oz.: served with sautéed diced tomatoes, garlic and white wine and medium rare, just like he ordered it.
  • Bananas Foster: the house specialty, The Golden Steer is one of the few restaurants in Las Vegas able to stylishly serve this dessert tableside as a flambé.
  • Jack Daniels: the drink will be prepared just as he drank it – with three fingers of Jack and two ice cubes.
  • Italian red wine.
  • One classic Zippo lighter, engraved with The Golden Steer logo and the date of Sinatra’s 100th birthday.
  • One ticket for admission to The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, where guests can learn more about Sinatra’s history with the mafia including FBI photos regarding the kidnapping of Sinatra’s only son, Frank, Jr. (see below for more information) and his ties to Chicago Outfit boss Sam Giancana and the Cal-Neva lodge.

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For guests wishing to dine on Sinatra’s actual birthday, Saturday, Dec. 12, in addition to Frank’s Menu and being seated in his booth, each guest will receive:

  • One roll of dimes: on Dec. 8, 1963, Sinatra’s only son, Frank, Jr., was kidnapped at Harrah’s Club Lodge in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was 19-years-old at the time and preparing for his own performance that night. The kidnappers demanded Sinatra call from untraceable pay phones. Following the return of his son, Sinatra began a lifelong habit of carrying a roll of dimes (the cost of a pay phone call at the time) “just in case of emergency.” He was reportedly buried with a roll of dimes, as well as a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel cigarettes.
  • On that night only, there will be a live performance of Sinatra classics.

The price for “Frank’s Menu” scheduled on his birthday is a minimum of $1,000 per reservation for the four-top. Two spots are currently available for this Saturday: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

To further the nostalgia of the evening, for one night only, Piano Follies featuring Lionardo will be performing Sinatra’s classic hits.  

“The popularity of this menu far exceeded any of our expectations,” says Dr. Michael Signorelli, owner, The Golden Steer Steakhouse. “We are able to offer a truly authentic experience because our restaurant is one of the very few places that remain in Las Vegas where Sinatra actually dined. With us, not only will you dine and drink like Sinatra, you’ll sit exactly where he sat – which makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
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Sinatra became a regular guest at The Golden Steer in the ’60s while he was performing with the Rat Pack (Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop). It was Sammy Davis, Jr. who first brought Sinatra to the restaurant. In the ’60s, African-Americans could not dine in the hotels and this applied to Davis, even though he was a performer. The Golden Steer welcomed Davis who would stop to eat at the restaurant which was, at the time, located between the Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas’ first desegregated hotel and casino, and the Sands Hotel and Casino, where the Rat Pack performed. The Golden Steer honors its repeat and loyal guests by dedicating booths. Thanks to Sinatra’s patronage, the restaurant’s celebrity guest list would expand to begin including regulars such as Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and John Wayne. The restaurant dedicated booth number 20 to Davis, booth number 21 to Martin and booth number 22 to Sinatra, where all three tables remain next to one another to this day.

To book reservations, call (702) 384-4470 or click here for Open Table.  

*The price does not include tax and gratuity.

 

ABOUT THE GOLDEN STEER STEAKHOUSE
Founded in 1958, The Golden Steer Steakhouse is the city’s most iconic and longest-running steakhouse. The world-renowned restaurant is known for its impeccable service, classic dishes and vintage Victorian ambience. The Golden Steer transports guests back in time to “Old Las Vegas” when waiters wore tuxedos, guests slowly sipped martinis and dined on decadent steaks. The Golden Steer Steakhouse prides itself on serving “The Best Steaks on Earth” that are USDA Prime Aged, corn-fed beef, as well as seafood and Italian specialties. This is also one of the only restaurants in Las Vegas to serve Bananas Foster tableside as a flambé. Though many changes have taken place over the years, one of the core elements is longevity of staff and their level of experience, with some staff members boasting more than 40 years of service. The Golden Steer Steakhouse is open nightly from 4:30 to 11 p.m. and located at 308 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, go to www.GoldenSteerSteakhouseLasVegas.com and like on Facebook.

 

 

Reckless in Vegas Hosts Costume Party Performance, October 30

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RECKLESS IN VEGAS HOSTS RAT-PACK-INSPIRED COSTUME PARTY, CONCERT AT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS,
FRIDAY, OCT. 30

Acclaimed Band, Reckless in Vegas, to Perform Alt-Rock Renditions of Rat Pack-Era Classics

 On the heels of its first, sold-out engagement at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reckless In Vegas announces its next Cabaret Jazz show. On Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., the unique power trio invites the public to don its best 1950s and 60s-era fashions for a spirited costume contest to take place throughout the evening’s performance.

Deirdre Clemente, fashion history expert and associate director, public history program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas will judge the contest. The first-place winner will receive $250, the second-place winner will receive $150 and the third-place winner will receive a Reckless In Vegas swag bag.

Reckless In Vegas combines the imagery, banter and classic music from the 1960s “glory days” of Las Vegas with a contemporary rock band aesthetic. It’s not just a band—members Michael Shapiro (band founder, lead vocals, guitar), Ryan Low, aka Dr. Fu (drums, vocals) and Chris Nichols (bass, vocals) have created an exciting show that incorporates their live performances of modern versions of songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Bobby Darin with dynamic production-show elements. Whether you remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born later, Reckless In Vegas has something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. Think The Rat Pack meets Green Day.

“Playing Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the first time is a thrill for us,” says Shapiro. “Its classic showroom vibe complements our show perfectly—we can’t wait to see our fans and make new ones in such a distinctive environment.”

About Michael Shapiro
Shapiro was raised in Las Vegas and, after a stint in California, came back to his old hometown earlier this year. He picked up his first guitar at age 13 and trained hard in guitar, vocals, piano and trumpet, attuning his ear to classical opera as well as rock. A chance encounter with a family friend struck the right chord and paved Shapiro’s way into music. At age 16, he had the opportunity to jam with Bruce Springsteen. The rocker’s energetic marathon performances spurred Shapiro to develop a taste for a raucous stage presence. After stints in various cover bands in his teens, Shapiro formed the band Trip, released a few CD’s and toured. Being part of the VH1 Rock Across America Tour, Trip opened for such artists as Edwin McCain, Duncan Sheik, The Romantics and Cheap Trick. It was during an ill-fated gig opening for Great White when a tragic fire struck, that moved Shapiro to deeply reflect on life’s vagaries and whims.

He bounced back, releasing his first solo album, Somehow, Someway, and toured nationally, opening for the band Live. After moving to San Rafael, Calif., he formed the power trio, Reckless in Vegas.

Shapiro’s style yields insight into his influences: Jimi Hendrix’s relentless guitar riffs, Journey’s Neal Schon, Carlos Santana and the melodic and powerful vocal styling of U2′s Bono. In fact, it is “Hendrix’s bluesy style” and wild “manipulation of the guitar” that Shapiro credits as a major early influence.

About Ryan Low
Born in Chinatown, San Francisco, Low is a high visibility drummer who is remarkable not only for his showmanship, distinctive and varying styles and driving rhythm, but also for how often he is seen playing with various artists. Low’s unique approach and explosive energy onstage brings him to the forefront of Reckless In Vegas’ performances. Besides being a performer and session player, Low is a committed teacher of drums and music. He applies his classical music training to his teaching, along with his love and passion for drumming. Although Low is a true lover of rock and funk drumming, he has explored a variety of musical styles from hip-hop to country, Latin jazz to R&B. He is always up for a challenge to expand his musical repertoire. Over the last 20 years, Low has performed everywhere west of the Rockies, and remains a solid Bay Area performer. He also has extensive recording experience, with almost 13 records under his belt to date. He has expanded his drumming credentials by working as co-producer on one of his recent projects.

About Chris Nichols
Born in Newark, Ohio, as the son of a piano teacher, Nichols studied the piano, cello, guitar, drums and bass.  His early years led him to Nashville where he toured with several artists throughout the nation. His desire to “Go West” led him to Las Vegas when the mob still owned the town. He saw the Sands and the Dunes casinos fall to their demise. Since moving to Sin City, he has recorded on several records both as an artist and an engineer.  Nichols actually shared the stage with Shapiro in Trip as they ascended to the height of that band’s career. With the help of several bands, he has also shared stages with Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak, Toto, Peter Frampton, Rick James and Lifehouse, to name just a few.

Tickets for “An Evening with Reckless In Vegas” start at $35 and are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at (702) 749-2000 or (808) 326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. For more information about Reckless In Vegas, visit www.RecklessInVegas.com or like them on Facebook.

 

Give in to the Urge to Splurge at the D and Golden Gate in Las Vegas

National Splurge Day is Thursday, June 18 and there is no better way to treat oneself than with a trip to fabulous Las Vegas. However, this day doesn’t necessarily have to entail over-the-top spending, as seen at Downtown Las Vegas properties the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. Penny-pinchers looking to splurge on a lavish Las Vegas getaway can still feed their craving for savings with many affordable Sin City alternatives.

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  • Live the Suite Life – Be spoiled with a weekend of extravagance in one of Golden Gate’s premier penthouses. These showgirl inspired rooms cover the entire fifth floor with magnificent amenities such as two master bedrooms and a plush living area with three giant flat-screen TVs. Not common in Las Vegas hotels, the penthouses also include a large outdoor patio that offers an amazing view of Downtown.

 

  • Beef Up Your Night – Dive into an indulgent dinner at the award-winning Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse to delight inuperior service and authentic Italian delicacies that made this restaurant iconic in its hometown of Detroit. Andiamo’s philosophy, originating from the late Master Chef Aldo Ottaviani, strives to purchase and prepare the freshest ingredients and prepare them from scratch every day. Steak lovers will want to try the Andiamo Tomahawk, a long bone 32-ounce rib eye that is charred to perfection

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  • Take the Town in Downtown Style – Want to ride in style on National Splurge Day? Take a journey in the D’s show-stopping stretch limo or armored truck limo to get to any destination. These vehicles are fully equipped with a bar, party lights and unique amenities tailored to bring the D’s fun atmosphere to the road.

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  • Toast A Glass To The Past – Travel back in time to experience the infamous Las Vegas bar that was frequented by Rat Pack members such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.  Inspired by Vegas’ storied past, Golden Gate’s vintage cocktail menu includes classic drinks with a modern twist like the Frankie Two Fingers, the Jazz Stinger and the Flamingo Side Car served in discreet coffee mugs, a method used by Prohibition drinkers to evade law enforcement. With drink prices that only peak at $6.00, guests can taste as many as they’d like.

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Suzanne Somers Returns to Las Vegas with Her Sexy, Sophisticated Cabaret Show at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

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Suzanne Somers Returns to Las Vegas with Her Sexy, Sophisticated Cabaret Show at
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

“Suzanne Sizzles” Residency set to begin May 2015

Suzanne Somers, one of America’s most popular and beloved personalities, and for years a top-selling Las Vegas headliner, is stepping back onstage to launch a sophisticated nightclub act at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Scheduled to debut May 23, 2015, “Suzanne Sizzles” will entertain for a total of 28 weeks through May 2016 in the newly named cabaret venue, “SUZANNE’S” at the Westgate.

During her years in Las Vegas in the 1980s, Somers was recognized as one of the best female entertainers by media and fans alike for her show, which she starred in at the Westgate Las Vegas when it was known as the Las Vegas Hilton. With “Suzanne Sizzles,” Somers is creating a cool, sexy return to the heyday of the Rat Pack and the Great American Songbook. Accompanied by her band, the setting will be elegant and the environment intimate, with cocktail seating. The show will transport audiences back to the days of lush sound, glamour, and luxury.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Las Vegas with my new show,” said Suzanne. “I’m excited to perform songs I love to sing, in such an intimate setting where I can interact with the audience, and create a very special evening.”

“Suzanne Sizzles,” a 70-minute show, will be performed at 7 p.m. five days a week, dark Sundays and Mondays. On sale now, general admission tickets are priced at $65.00 (plus taxes and fees); VIP and meet-and-greet tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or online at www.westgatevegas.com. For more information or to book accommodations, call (800) 732-7117.

“Las Vegas has hit the jackpot with the return of America’s sweetheart, Suzanne Somers,” said David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts. “We are huge fans of Suzanne and are thrilled to have her back in Las Vegas and especially glad she will be at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. We know our guests will love her phenomenal show just as much as we do.”

In addition, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will open the Suzanne Somers Spa, featuring all of Somers’ SUZANNE Organics Cosmetics, organic skin care, and organic hair care products, and the Suzanne Somers Organic Spa Café, serving food based on recipes from Somers’ series of bestselling cookbooks.

Each show night, Somers will prepare in the dressing room she designed, using materials that are hypoallergenic and green. A pioneering health and wellness advocate, Somers, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, has written a new book, TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick, an exposé on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health. TOX-SICK will be published by Harmony Books in April 2015. Suzanne has also been hitting the dance floor with ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” 10th anniversary season, airing now.

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ABOUT SUZANNE SOMERS
Suzanne Somers left Las Vegas in 1990 to write 13 New York Times bestsellers, star on ABC-TV’s “Step By Step” for seven years, develop a highly successful and extensive branded product line, and lecture on “A New Way To Age” in the U.S., Western Europe, and Canada. A trusted health advocate, successful entrepreneur, and star of two hit TV series, Somers has written 25 books, including five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her last book, I’m Too Young for This!: The Natural Hormone Solution to Enjoy Menopause was an instant New York Times bestseller. There are currently more than 25 million copies of Suzanne’s books in print. She received an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Host for “The SUZANNE Show,” her weekly series of one-hour health specials on Lifetime. She has twice been honored as Favorite Female Performer by the People’s Choice Awards. She is a founder of www.SuzanneSomers.com and ForeverHealth.com, an online resource to connect patients with doctors specializing in natural longevity medicine, and is a partner and ambassador for Livewave.com. For more information, visit SuzanneSomers.com.

ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & 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®. The Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight restaurants including the delicious home-style cooking of Sid’s Café, named after owner David Siegel’s father. The property features on-going headliners, production shows and attractions including a permanent Elvis Presley exhibit and show produced by Graceland (launching in April), as well as Purple Reign: THE Prince Tribute Show and Sexxy, Las Vegas’ newest topless revue show. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is currently undergoing a $100 million renovation that will encompass every square inch of the property including 300 timeshare units, the addition of the International Bar, a tribute to the original name of the property, 1,500 newly remodeled signature rooms and more. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.westgatevegas.com.

Three Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend in Las Vegas at Silverton Casino Hotel

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Three Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend in Las Vegas at Silverton Casino Hotel

Summer is here and the entertainment is hot in Las Vegas. Fourth of July weekend kicks off with performances saluting the music of the Rat Pack and poolside party music celebrating Jimmy Buffett.

Silverton Casino Hotel is the perfect place for great music, delicious food and a weekend escape this July. Please find a list below of the upcoming headliners. Tickets can be purchased by calling 702-263-7777 or by logging ontohttp://www.silvertoncasino.com.

ADVENTURES IN PARROTDISE-A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show

4th of July Party at the Pool 
Featuring Adventures in Parrotdise – A Jimmy Buffet Tribute

Dates: Friday, July 4
Time: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Performances
Admission Cost: $5
Venue: Sway Pool

Event Info: Celebrate America’s independence poolside at Silverton Casino Hotel. Adventures in Parrotdise, A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett will be performing at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. with DJ R.O.B. spinning music to keep the party swaying throughout the day.

Jimmy Buffett is the world’s most famous beach bum. He has marketed his love of Beaches, Bars, Boats and Ballads into a billion-dollar business. He has sold more albums and filled more concert venues than most singers. Jimmy has written best seller list books and has a string of successful Margaritaville store/cafes. Buffett’s fans are affectionately known as Parrotheads. They are found in every demographic and walk of life and are among the most loyal fans in the world. The tropical appeal and “state of mind” known as *Margaritaville* exists in all of us. It may be the lure of the tropics or some other “Parrotdise”, wherever, Jimmy’s music can take you there, and so can this show.

BC has been performing Buffett’s music for almost as long as Buffett himself. He has also traveled many of the same roads and even played some of the same places Jimmy played on his road to fortune and fame. He takes the show goer on a musical tour. It’s like an “ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETT”. BC sings all the “songs you know by heart” like “Come Monday”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”, and the national anthem of all Parrotheads, “Margaritaville.” The show also features songs Jimmy recorded like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, and the C,S,N&Y’s nautical hit “Southern Cross” as well as recent hit recordings like Jimmy’s duet with Alan Jackson, “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere”. Entry for this event is just $5 for locals and free for hotel guests. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies 
Salute the Music of the Rat Pack

Dates: Saturday, July 5
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission Cost: $20
Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of The Rat Pack on Saturday, July 5 for their Las Vegas show inside Veil Pavilion. Please Return the Evening — the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack is a tribute album and ninth album overall by American ska-swing band the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. It is a collection of faithful covers of songs by members of the Rat Pack. This one of kind show will feature the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies performing an equal mix of both Rat Pack covers and the band’s own repertoire. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are best known for their hit, Zoot Suit Riot which sold over two million copies during the onset of the late 1990s swing revival. Must be 21 years or older.

Mingo Fishtrap

Dates: Thursday, July 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission Cost: $15
Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Native Austin, Texas band and 2014 SXSW Music Festival showcasing artist, Mingo Fishtrap will bring their gritty Memphis soul, pop and funk to the desert on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The critically-acclaimed soul collective band have finally found their sweet spot after four albums and overcoming a lot of milestones and challenges. Their funky, yet fresh and familiar sound pays tribute to their newest record “One Time” which is displayed in their dynamic live show. The band is eight members strong with a collectively impressive résumé of instruments and technical prowess. Guests will hear instrumental tunes including bass, organ, drums, percussion, tenor, alto saxophone and trombone to name a few. Expect spontaneity and heart as the band incorporates fresh takes and twists to their extensive song catalog. “Masters of music and entertainment, the music was tight, the tunes were big and moving. This is the kind of band that will swallow you with their talent. The music turns and twists, it curls up inside of you, this is a band you cannot ignore.” Kristina Loye – Writer, MTV Online Tickets are $15. Must be 18 years of age or older.

About Silverton Casino Hotel 
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City Search®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit http://www.silvertoncasino.com.

Celebrate ‘Kings of Cool’ The Rat Pack at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall – November 8-10

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Celebrate ‘Kings of Cool’ The Rat Pack at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall – November 8-10

All weekend, November 8 through 10, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will celebrate members of the legendary of the Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. – with live entertainment, food specials, contests, movies, music and gaming promotions.

Throughout the weekend, Sinatra, Martin and Davis’ most popular songs including “My Way,” “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” and “The Candy Man” will play throughout the casino, while several of the trio’s hit movies and television specials are aired in Roxy’s, during scheduled times.

Guests who wear a tuxedo can dine for free at Firelight Buffet, which will feature some of Sinatra, Martin and Davis’s favorite food items, including pasta e fagioli, Salisbury steak, veal Milanese and tiramisu.

B Connected members have a variety of promotions available during the special weekend, including, 20X points on all Dean Martin themed slot machines, three randomly selected $100 hot seats every 20 minutes from 1-2:20 p.m. and 5-6:20 p.m. daily, and one randomly selected $500 hot seat at 3 and 7 p.m. daily. Additionally, all B Connected members named Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Sammy Davis are eligible to receive $20 in free play each day with valid identification.

Peter Pavone presents “Frank, Dean and Sammy, Live!” at Sam’s Town Live! November 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available from $15, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.samstownlv.com.

A Rat Pack Karaoke Contest will be held in Roxy’s November 10 from 2-4 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five contestants with the first place contestant receiving $1,000. Registration for the contest will take place from 1-2 p.m. See B Connected Club for complete rules and details.

For further information about Rat Pack Weekend, visit www.samstownlv.com.

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About Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, located at 5111 Boulder Highway, is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Sam’s Town features 12 restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and newly renovated Mystic Falls Indoor Park.  The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 29 table games, more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge and poker room and race and sports book. For more information visit www.samstownlv.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/samstownlv), and Twitter (@samstownlv). 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.

Showbiz Roast of Oscar Goodman Tuesday, July 23

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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).

Riviera Casino & Hotel Celebrating 58th Anniversary with Property-wide Specials During April

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Riviera Casino & Hotel Celebrating 58th Anniversarywith Property-wide Specials During April

Dinner for 2 at R Steak & Seafood and extra gaming payouts among specials being offered

The Riviera Casino & Hotel has been one of the iconic landmarks on the Las Vegas Strip since opening on Apr. 20, 1955. To commemorate its 58th anniversary, the Riviera is offering a variety of gaming and food & beverage specials in April:

  •      $58 dinner for two menu at R Steak & Seafood on Apr. 20
  •     Free entry to the Riviera Next Headlining Comic Search Finale on Apr. 20 at the Riviera Comedy Club ·   
  •   “5” and “8” suited cards on Blackjack from Apr. 18 – 21

 

    •    Each occurrence earns a voucher in the “Money Blast” slot machine with prizes including an iPhone 5, cash and tickets to the Riviera Comedy Club

 

  •     “5” or “8” winning number on Roulette from Apr. 18 – 21
    •     Each occurrence earns a voucher in the “Money Blast” slot machine with prizes including an iPhone 5, cash and tickets to the Riviera Comedy Club

 

  •      58 cent drink specials at Le Bistro Lounge throughout April

 

The Riviera’s historical significance is unmatched, having played host to notable performers like Bob Hope and the Rat Pack as well as serving as the backdrop for movies such as “Casino” and “The Hangover” The property pays homage to its history with rare photos on display, including the hotel ribbon cutting by Liberace, intimate family moments with Joan Crawford at the Riviera pool and on-stage photos of some of today’s most famous comics from the days before being household names, such as Jay Leno and Steven Wright. Frank Sinatra was a regular visitor and hotel guests can even stay in his favorite room, a ninth-floor suite with a wraparound balcony that overlooks the Las Vegas Strip. The suite in which “Casino” was filmed is also still available for guests and features floor-to-ceiling windows offering a panoramic view of the Valley.

“Las Vegas has gone through a series of identity changes since becoming one of the top travel destinations in the world, yet one of the constants has been the Riviera,” says Andy Choy, president and CEO of Riviera Casino & Hotel. “We have stayed true to our past by focusing on providing stellar customer service and an enjoyable experience that can’t be found elsewhere in Las Vegas.”

For more information on the Riviera Casino & Hotel’s anniversary and history, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com

Tropicana’s Club Nikki to Host Star-Studded Event to Benefit Nevada AIDS Project ‘Life’s A Ball: A Celebration of Life and Journey Towards the Cure’

 

TROPICANA’S CLUB NIKKI TO HOST STAR-STUDDED EVENT
TO BENEFIT NEVADA AIDS PROJECT
‘LIFE’S A BALL: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND JOURNEY TOWARDS THE CURE’
Dozens of Celebrities and Las Vegas Headliners to Attend Event in Support of World AIDS Day

 

WHAT:  Las Vegas headliners and celebrities will come together in support for “Life’s A Ball: A Celebration of Life and Journey Towards the Cure” at Club Nikki inside Tropicana Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 1.

The star-studded event will include the E! Entertainment star of “Holly’s World” and PEEPSHOW star Josh Strickland, cast members of Absinthe including The Gazillionaire and his sidekick, Penny and Melody Sweets, the men of Chippendales including Jaymes Vaughn, the ladies of FANTASY including headliner, Lorena Peril, Noor from Real World Road Rules Challenge, the casts of Zumanity, Bite and the Rat Pack, Miss Nevada 2011, Alana Lee, star of Vegas! The Show, Reva Rice, People Magazine’s “Hottest Bachelors” Matt Zarely and more.

WHO: Celebrities to walk the red carpet at Club Nikki                  

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 1

WHERE: Club Nikki at Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109