Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Single Day GA and Single Day VIP go on sale September 27 at Ticketmaster.com

Life is Beautiful Festival to release a limited quantity of single day general admission and single day VIP tickets for sale beginning on Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PT on Ticketmaster.com.

Priced at $95 and $209.50 (plus taxes and fees) for GA and VIP respectively, single day tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 2013.  A limited number of VIP tables and cabanas will also go on sale this Friday; for more information, visit the festival’s website.

A basic schedule featuring musical acts, chefs, artists and speakers includes:

Saturday, October 26: Doors 12pm – 12am

Music

Kings of Leon Joey Bada$$ Dreamers
Beck Capital Cities RNR
Imagine Dragons Youngblood Hawke Ekoh
Pretty Lights ZZ Ward Rusty Maples
Alabama Shakes Poolside Same Sex Mary
Childish Gambino Family of the Year Sabriel
Purity Ring Cayucas Crazy Chief
Big Gigantic Nico Vega A Crowd of Small Adventures
Dawes Wallpaper. GoldBoot
Cults Alpine Turner
Earl Sweatshirt Chancellor Warhol Shalvoy Music
Andrew McMahon Children of the Night DJ Zo
Tink Albi Loves Chicken Tenders

 

Food

Bruce Bromberg Susan Feniger Rebecca Wilcomb
Eric Bromberg Akira Back Ben Hammond
Scott Conant Sven Mede Natalie Young
Michael Mina Francois Payard Nina Manchev
Michael Symon David Myers Steve Martorano
Tom Colicchio Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Jonathan Waxman Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Aarón Sánchez Richard Camarota Dan Coughlin
Cat Cora Gerald Chin Sean Kinoshita
Hubert Keller Jason Tuley Frank Gorriceta
Rick Moonen Megan Romano Massimiliano Campanari
Donald Link Marcel Vigneron Dustin Lewandowski
Jet Tila Grant MacPherson Peter Bastien
Kim Canteenwalla Madison Cowan Steve Piamchuntar
Mary Sue Milliken Tony Luke Brett Ottolenghi

 

Art

“13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” Vhils Trifecta Gallery
“Human Nature “ The Stencil Network Jonah Jakin
“Mystère “ Aware Fletcher Benton
“Recycled Percussion “ Catherine Borg Mary Hull Webster
“The Beatles LOVE” Yasmina Chavez CJ
“Zarkana” Matthew Couper Western Project
Bicicleta Sem Freio Wendy Kveck Alastair MacKinven
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez All Done Well
Zio Ziegler Jo Russ Eric Tillinghast
D*Face Javier Sanchez Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
Ana Maria Lance Smith Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) Jesse Smigel Molly White
VAST Art Project
CCSD

 

Learning

The Cast of “The Buried Life” Paull Young Courtnee LeClaire Westendorf
Tony Horton Will Travis David Uslan
Cirque du Soleil Brad Sugars Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Aarón Sánchez David Daniel Hudson Chris Culos
Jason Pollock Marcia Wieder
Dr. Sean Stephenson Miki Agrawal

 

Sunday, October 27: Doors 12pm – 11pm

Music

The Killers Living Colour Moondog Matinee
Vampire Weekend Allen Stone American Cream
Empire of the Sun HAIM The Dirty Hooks
Passion Pit Smith Westerns Most Thieves
Jurassic 5 twenty one pilots Kid Meets Cougar
Zedd Robert DeLong Beau Hodges Band
Janelle Monáe Five Knives HaleAmanO
STS9 Wildcat! Wildcat! Jordan Kate Mitchell
Portugal. The Man The Kingston Springs Joey Pero and His Band
Danny Brown Cosmic Suckerpunch Dusty Sunshine
The Joy Formidable Knocked Up Kids DJ88
Charli XCX The Dig DJ Supra

 

Food

Nancy Silverton Jonathan Waxman Gerald Chin
Todd English Cat Cora Megan Romano
Mike Minor Hubert Keller Tony Luke
Jason Tuley Rick Moonen Rebecca Wilcomb
Elias Cairo Donald Link Ben Hammond
Josh Graves Jet Tila Natalie Young
Bruce Bromberg Kim Canteenwalla Nina Manchev
Eric Bromberg Francois Payard Steve Martorano
Scott Conant Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Michael Mina Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Dan Coughlin Massimiliano Campanari Steve Piamchuntar
Sean Kinoshita Dustin Lewandowski Brett Ottolenghi
Frank Gorriceta Peter Bastien Tony Abou-Ganim

 

Art

“Absinthe” Vhils CCSD
“Jabbawockeez” Zio Ziegler Trifecta Gallery
“Michael Jackson ONE” Bicicleta Sem Freio Jonah Jakin
“Million Dollar Quartet” Catherine Borg Fletcher Benton
“O” Yasmina Chavez Mary Hull Webster
“Rock of Ages” Matthew Couper CJ
“Zumanity” Wendy Kveck Western Project
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez Alastair MacKinven
Ana Maria Jo Russ All Done Well
The Stencil Network Javier Sanchez Eric Tillinghast
Aware Lance Smith Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
D*Face Jesse Smigel Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) VAST Art Project Molly White

 

Learning

UFC Fighters Forrest Griffin, Miesha Tate & Pat Barry Jim Kwik Rajil Kapoor
Tony Hsieh Daniel Kraft, M.D. Lars Schmidt
Harry Shum Jr. Steve Brown Prerna Gupta
Matt Mullenweg Scott Flansburg Dr. Cristina de Jesus
Rehan Choudhry Maneesh K. Goyal & David Munczinski Rudy Lopez-Negrete
Jason Lester Jamie Wheal Jia Jiang
Quddus Tim Chang

 

*Lineup Subject to Change. Detailed schedule to be released at a later date

A full lineup of bands, chef demonstrations, art presentations and learning speeches is available at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

Life is Beautiful Festival expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas Sponsors of the inaugural Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Silicon Valley Bank, Whole Foods Market, Downtown Grand Las Vegas, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Chef Works, Ploom, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Photos: AFAN’s 27th Annual Black & White Party – Aug 24, 2013

AFAN’s 27th Annual Black & White Party
Saturday August 24, 2013

 

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosted its 27th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel last night. Nearly 3500 guests dressed head to toe in monochromatic fashion (including balloons, feathers and sequins) filled the space, dancing, drinking, eating and partying for a good cause while raising $130,000, approximately 10% over last years event.

The soiree was hosted by Chris Saldaña, former television anchor, Lauren Michaels from 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchannan and The Morning Zoo,” and Jaymes and James, “Team Chippendales” from CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” who also performed their recent song, “Light Up the Skies.”

Vocal impressionist Veronic was the highlight of the night, channeling divas including Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more. Other standout performances included the cast of “The D*Word-A Musical,’ Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry from Divas Las Vegas, FANTASY, Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion, The Skating Aratas, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, VEGAS! The Show” and Zodiac Dragon, a multi-genre multimedia immersion.

Strolling entertainers including sword swallowers, hand magicians and impromptu performances from the Nevada Ballet Theatre added to the revelry.

Guests enjoyed food and beverage from a multitude of vendors including Aliante, Avion Tequila, Brio, Culinary Dropout, Double Helix, Ferraro’s, Mr. Lucky’s, Pink Taco, Sugar Factory and Trader Joe’s.

Proceeds from the event benefitted AFAN, the largest and longest running AIDs service organization in Nevada.

27th Annual Black & White Party 2013
27th Annual Black & White Party 2013

Photo credit: Erik Kabik

AFAN Announces All-Star Lineup of Entertainment for 27th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

B&W

 

afanNearly two weeks away from one of the biggest social events in Las Vegas, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is honored to announce its roster of Las Vegas entertainers taking the stage at the 27th annual Black & White Party held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Hosted by Chris Saldaña, television anchor/host, popular morning radio personality Lauren Michaels from 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchanan and The Morning Zoo,” and Jaymes and James, “Team Chippendales,” from CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” Black & White Party will feature DJ Axis, MICS and electro pop duo Mr.J & M.A.U aka J&M spinning.

This year’s festivities will include a headline performance from vocal impressionist Véronic, currently headlining at Bally’s Las Vegas. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic’s resident show features imitations of Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton and more. The one-woman vocal phenomenon will present a vignette of her pitch-perfect impersonations to Black & White Party goers.

Other performances lined up for this year include the cast of “The D*Word-A Musical;” famed Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry from Divas Las Vegas; the ladies of FANTASY at Luxor; singer Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”; Mark Shunock, the star of “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian; the high-energy percussion, humor and athleticism of Recycled Percussion at The Quad Resort & Casino; the sexy acrobatics of The Skating Aratas from “V-The Ultimate Variety Show” from the V Theater in Planet Hollywood; a number from Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding; headlining acts from VEGAS! The Show” from the Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood; and Zodiac Dragon, a multi-genre multimedia immersion.

In addition to the over-the-top stage performers, guests will enjoy engaging and eye-catching atmospheric entertainers including live art painting, roaming characters, sword swallowers, hand magicians and impromptu performances by Nevada Ballet Theatre among others.

Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2013, the Black & White Party began as a humble gathering of community members in 1986 to collect canned foods for those living with HIV/AIDS in Nevada. Held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel, the Black & White Party will feature more than 25 unique food & beverage vendors, exciting raffle prizes, fashion contests and live entertainment.

General admission tickets are on sale for $35 per person; limited VIP tickets are available for $100 per person and include early entry to the event at 8 p.m. with first access to tastings and vendors, an exclusive gift bag and distinctive VIP party entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.afanlv.org. Black and white attire is required for admission.

In celebration of Black & White Weekend, Hard Rock Hotel is offering an exclusive room package with a portion of room rates benefiting AFAN from Friday, Aug. 23 to Monday, Aug. 26. Use code HAFANBW when reserving online or by telephone at 800-343-4346.

Presenting sponsors for this year’s Black & White Party include Penn & Teller, Walgreens, Findlay Cadillac and Findlay Honda Henderson. Gold sponsors include Pink Kitty Creative, Vegas Seven, Yelp, DJ Axis, one7 communications, SocialRoad media, Blown Out Productions, PDQ Printing, Spring Valley Pharmacy, David Barton Gym, AVT Event Technologies, and QVegas.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the weekend events. For more information on AFAN and Black & White Party, visit www.afanlv.org.

 

About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visitwww.afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ’round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

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

rock vault

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PHOTO Credit: David Becker

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

Photos: Recycled Percussion Opens with a Bang at The Quad Resort & Casino

Recycled Percussion Opens with a Bang at The Quad Resort & Casino

Junk rock shook the walls of the Q Theater as Recycled Percussion celebrated its grand opening

Recycled Percussion kicked off its two-year residency at The Quad Resort & Casino Thursday, March 14, as Strip headliners and fans came together to celebrate the debut of the most interactive show in Las Vegas at the Q Theater.

Celebrities who gathered for the premiere of the show included:  Carrot Top, Claire Sinclair and cast members of Pin Up, comedy hypnotist Marc Savard, Ricardo Laguna, Chris Phillips, Maren Wade (iCandy The Show), Frank Marino and the cast of Divas Las Vegas, rock legends from Raiding the Rock Vault including John Payne, Paul Shortino and Tracii Guns, Daisy De La Hoya, Tara Palsha (VEGAS! The Show), Mark Shunock (Rock of Ages), the cast of Evil Dead: The Musical, Anthony Cools, MO5AIC, Chippendales, Jeff Civillico and more.

Credit: Denise Truscello

Produced by one of Las Vegas’ most highly-regarded producers, David Saxe, the new Recycled Percussion show promises to be the most impressive yet. The extreme show includes past junk rock favorites and surprising new additions, as well as a high-production set complete with light walls and lasers.

 

Recycled Percussion has been rocking the Las Vegas Strip for over three years with an unprecedented combination of extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism. Whether playing on buckets, ladders, grinders or sinks, the group’s boundless energy and creativity are sure to blow audiences away.

 

In what can only be described as the most interactive show in Las Vegas, upon entrance to the show guests are equipped with a drumstick and instrument, encouraging them to play along to the junk rock fun.

Recycled Percussion takes the stage at the Q Theater at The Quad Saturday – Thursday (dark Friday). For more information and ticket prices, visit http://www.thequadlv.com/ or call The Quad Box Office at (800) 351-7400. More information on Recycled Percussion can be found at www.recycledpercussionband.com.

Junk Rockers Recycled Percussion to Break in The Showroom at The Quad Resort & Casino with New Residency

Junk Rockers Recycled Percussion to Break in The Showroom at
The Quad Resort & Casino with New Residency

Recycled Percussion will continue to rock the Las Vegas Strip as it makes its debut at The Quad Resort & Casino, Jan. 26. The show will perform nightly at 7 p.m. (dark Fridays) as part of its new residency at The Showroom at The Quad.

“We couldn’t be happier to kick-off 2013 in our new home at The Quad. The central location on The Strip is perfect for our all-ages show,” said band leader Justin Spencer. “We’ve added in a lot of new creative elements to expand our appeal and allow us to connect with our audiences on a deeper and even more interactive level. We’re really excited.”

Produced by one of Las Vegas’ most highly-regarded producers, David Saxe, the new Recycled Percussion show promises to be the most impressive yet. The show has been rocking the Las Vegas Strip for over two years with an unprecedented combination of extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism. Whether playing on buckets, ladders, grinders or sinks, Recycled Percussion’s boundless energy and creativity are sure to blow audiences away.

“Recycled Percussion is exactly what the future of Vegas entertainment is all about. It’s exhilarating to work with guys who are crazy enough to try every hysterical idea I throw at them. They are so cleaver and talented,” said producer David Saxe.

In what can only be described as the most interactive show in Las Vegas, upon entrance to the show guests are equipped with a drumstick and instrument, encouraging them to play along to the junk rock fun.

“As we continue to update the offerings at the recently re-named Quad Resort & Casino, it’s only fitting that we bring to our Showroom a production like Recycled Percussion,” said Rick Mazer, president of the center Strip property. “Like The Quad, Recycled Percussion embodies the feeling of fun and connectivity, and I know that our guests will enjoy the interactive nature of one of the most exciting shows on the Las Vegas Strip.”

Formed in 1994 in New Hampshire at a high school talent show, Recycled Percussion’s first performance gave birth to the style of music now known as junk rock. Justin Spencer, who has been named the world’s “fastest extreme drummer,” along with fellow drummer Ryan Vezina, guitarist Matt Bowman and DJ Todd Griffin have averaged more than 250 shows a year since. The band was introduced in living rooms across the country on the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. The group placed third out of more than 100,000 acts and became the first non-singing act to place in the top three in show history. The group has appeared on the cover of USA TODAY, has performed on numerous television shows including the “Today Show,” and recently played their biggest show ever by performing on “China’s Got Talent.” The audience at the outdoor stadium was over 80,000 and the home viewership reached more than 610 million viewers. The band has also performed at the 2010 Latin Grammys, World MMA Awards, NBA and NFL halftime shows, convention general session openers, corporate events, college performances and more.

Recycled Percussion takes the stage at The Showroom at The Quad Saturday through Thursday (dark Friday) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65.98 and $76.98 (plus taxes and fees) and can be purchased online at http://www.thequadlv.com/ or by calling The Quad Box Office at (800) 351-7400. More information on Recycled Percussion can be found at www.recycledpercussionband.com.

About The Quad Resort & Casino
Centrally located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Quad Resort & Casino is famous for its comfortable atmosphere and friendly customer service. The resort offers 2,640 rooms and suites, nearly 75,000 square-feet of casino space offering world-class gaming and 40,000 square-feet of meeting and banquet space. Celebrity impersonating “Dealertainers” bring high energy to the casino floor as they sing, dance and deal, while top-notch entertainers Jeff Civillico, Recycled Percussion and Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” dazzle audiences in the Showroom at The Quad. A must-see attraction includes The Auto Collections, the world’s largest classic car showroom with more than $200 million of inventory on display and for sale. For more information, visit www.thequadlv.com. Find The Quad on Facebook – www.facebook.com/QuadVegas.

 

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE IN LAS VEGAS HONORS VETERANS DAY WITH TWO TICKET SPECIALS FROM NOV. 11 THROUGH FINAL PERFORMANCE NOV. 17

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE IN LAS VEGAS HONORS VETERANS DAY WITH TWO TICKET SPECIALS  FROM NOV. 11 THROUGH FINAL PERFORMANCE NOV. 17

America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas will commemorate Veterans Day with two special ticket offers for service men and women. From Sunday, Nov. 11 through the show’s final performance, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2-for-1 tickets will be available for military and veterans, and uniformed military will receive free admission.

With access code MILITARY, military and veterans, can purchase 2-for-1 tickets at The Palazzo Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 702.414.9000. All uniformed military who present themselves at the box office will receive free admission.

America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas is produced by FremantleMedia Enterprises and presented by AEG Live at The Palazzo Las Vegas. It kicked off an eight-week limited edition run on Thursday, Sept. 27 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 17.  Headlining the production are Olate Dogs, who were led to first place by champion trainer Richard Olate and his son Nicholas and feature magnificently coached dogs performing remarkable routines with exceptional agility. Other featured acts include Tom Cotter, William Close, Joe Castillo, Lightwire Theater, Spencer Horsman, and Recycled Percussion.

America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas performs nightly at 7:30 p.m. (dark Fridays except Nov. 16). Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at any Venetian|Palazzo Box Office, online at Venetian.com and Palazzo.com or by phone at 702.414.9000.

About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon American Idol (FOX), The X Factor (FOX), America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (syndicated), The Price Is Right (CBS), Let’s Make A Deal (CBS), Total Blackout (Syfy), Final Offer (Discovery), The Pet Collective (YouTube) and the first scripted series The Wedding Band (TBS, premieres November 2012).

 

About Fremantlemedia Enterprises & Fremantlemedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 per cent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Original Productions, @radical.media and Ludia amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of
the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.

 

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 Black Eyed Peas, 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 opening in December 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

 

About The Palazzo Las Vegas
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

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AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE IN LAS VEGAS DEBUTS SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

DEBUTS SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

SEASON SEVEN WINNER OLATE DOGS AND TOP FAN-FAVORITE PERFORMERS

JOIN HOST TOM COTTER FOR THE EXCLUSIVE EIGHT-WEEK RUN IN THE PALAZZO THEATER

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Following weeks of heavy competition and breathtaking performances on NBC’s #1 hit television show America’s Got Talent, this season’s winner Olate Dogs and other top performers, along with fan-favorite special guests, will perform together live in a one-of-a-kind production exclusively at The Palazzo Theatre in Las Vegas.

The live show, produced by FremantleMedia Enterprises and presented by AEG Live and The Palazzo Las Vegas, kicks off an eight-week limited engagement, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 26th.

America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas will feature season seven winner, Olate Dogs. Led to first place by champion trainer Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, the high-energy act features magnificently coached dogs performing remarkable routines with exceptional agility. Richard, a third generation circus performer, was born in South America to a life of struggle. Performing since the age of 12, his hard work and perseverance brought him to the United States, where he and his son won the hearts of America’s Got Talent judges and audiences, capturing first place and a one-million dollar grand prize.

America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas will be hosted by season seven runner-up, Tom Cotter. Originally from Rhode Island, Cotter is a veteran stand-up comedian who has performed for over 23 years and has won several comedy competitions including the Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

Other fan-favorite performers will include:

Joe Castillo – Astonishing creative artist who tells stories in a unique way with sand, a light table and music as a medium.

William Close – Innovative musician and inventor of the Earth Harp, the longest stringed instrument in the world, with strings that extend up to 1,000 feet in length.

Lightwire Theater – Spellbinding group of performers who use electro-luminescent wire to create characters designed to combine dance, puppetry and a glow-in-the-dark show.

Recycled Percussion – AGT Alumni and “Junk Rock” group featuring gritty musical assaults on buckets, power tools or anything else they can get their sticks on.

Spencer Horsman – The world’s youngest escape artist extraordinaire who defies odds with his daring and impressive artistry.

America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas will perform six shows per week. Show times are:

  • Saturday through Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Dark

Tickets for America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas are on-sale now and can be purchased at any Venetian|Palazzo Box Office, online at Venetian.com and Palazzo.com or by phone at 702.414.9000.

The new stage show marks a return to The Palazzo for America’s Got Talent, which was home to the show’s televised “Vegas Week” earlier this summer, along with sister property The Venetian.

America’s Got Talent returned this summer with the hottest performers from across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show’s seventh season. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars — singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages. While each contestant has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne, the eventual winner is chosen by the television viewing audience. Since launching in 2006, America’s Got Talent has been sold in over 100 countries, with localized versions of the hit being produced in more than 40 countries around the world.

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon American Idol (FOX), The X Factor (FOX), America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (syndicated), The Price Is Right (CBS), Let’s Make A Deal (CBS), Total Blackout (Syfy), Final Offer (Discovery), The Pet Collective (YouTube) and the first scripted series The Wedding Band (TBS, premieres November 2012).

About Fremantlemedia Enterprises & Fremantlemedia

FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 per cent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Original Productions, @radical.media and Ludia amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.

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 Black Eyed Peas, 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 opening in December 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

About The Palazzo Las Vegas

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas

Junk Rockers Recycled Percussion Sign Extension with the New Tropicana Las Vegas

Junk Rockers Recycled Percussion Sign Extension with the

New Tropicana Las Vegas

Recycled Percussion will continue rocking at the newly transformed property for six more months

Recycled Percussion will continue to call the New Tropicana Las Vegas home, having signed a six-month extension with the newly transformed property. The deal is announced just as the band celebrates its one-year anniversary at the resort.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be staying another six months at the Tropicana Las Vegas,” said band leader Justin Spencer. “The venue has all the toys in the world and allows a band like ours, which drives itself on creativity, to flourish. Our goal is to make the show better every day and to leave the fans with a sense of entertainment fulfillment.”

Recycled Percussion’s show brings a different sound and energy to the Tropicana Theater, complete with buckets, ladders, grinders and a kitchen sink. Upon entrance to the show, which is great for all ages, the band equips each guest with a drumstick and instrument, ensuring that they play along to the junk rock fun. With the band’s musical talent, humor and extreme athleticism, audience members will be blown away from start to finish.

Formed in 1994 in New Hampshire at their high school talent show, Recycled Percussion’s first performance gave birth to the style of music now known as junk rock. Justin Spencer, who has been named the world’s “fastest extreme drummer,” along with fellow drummer Ryan Vezina, guitarist Matt Bowman and DJ Todd Griffin have averaged more than 250 shows a year since. The band was introduced in living rooms across the country on the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. The group placed third out of more than 100,000 acts and became the first non-singing act to place in the top three in show history. The group has appeared on the cover of USA TODAY, has performed on numerous television shows including the “Today Show,” and recently played their biggest show ever by performing on “China’s Got Talent.” The audience at the outdoor stadium was over 80,000 and the home viewership reached more than 610 million viewers. The band has also performed at the 2010 Latin Grammys, World MMA Awards, NBA and NFL halftime shows, convention general session openers, corporate events, college performances and more.

Recycled Percussion takes the stage Thursday through Tuesday at 7 p.m., and is dark Wednesdays.  For more information and ticket prices, visit http://www.troplv.com or call the Tropicana Box Office at 702.739.2411. More information on Recycled Percussion can be found at www.recycledpercussionband.com.