The New Tropicana Las Vegas and Golden Rainbow to Offer “Ribbon of Life” Restaurant Weekend

 

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The New Tropicana Las Vegas and Golden Rainbow to Offer “Ribbon of Life” Restaurant Weekend

A portion of the proceeds from Tasting Menus at signature restaurants will benefit the HIV/AIDS nonprofit

 

The New Tropicana Las Vegas has partnered with Golden Rainbow to offer a special “Ribbon of Life” Restaurant Weekend at two of its signature restaurants: Bacio and Biscayne Steak, Sea and Wine. From Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28, a portion of the proceeds from each Tasting Menu purchased at either restaurant will benefit Golden Rainbow when the organization’s name is mentioned. Reservations for Bacio and Biscayne Steak, Sea and Wine can be made online at TropLV.com or by calling (702) 739-2222.

 

Golden Rainbow’s 29th annual “Ribbon of Life” will take place on Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m. in the Tropicana Theater. The show will benefit men, women and children throughout the community who are affected by HIV/AIDS. This year’s production, Rockin’ the Ribbon, will feature a wide variety of rock ‘n’ roll themed numbers performed by stars of the Las Vegas Strip.

 

Tickets for “Ribbon of Life” are now on sale and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

 

ABOUT GOLDEN RAINBOW

Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

 

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Prepare to be surprised. The New Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a casually elegant experience on the Las Vegas Strip and a convenient location just minutes from the airport, major convention centers and top entertainment stadiums. With a unique South Beach vibe after a $200 million complete transformation, the hotel features all-new rooms, suites and luxury villas that evoke the sentiment of a breezy beach house or penthouse in Miami, a fresh redesign of the 50,000-square-foot casino, several award-winning restaurants, a new race and sports book, and Glow®, a Mandara Spa and fitness center. First-class entertainment includes “The New ILLUSIONS” starring Jan Rouven and “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the all-new Tropicana Theater, Laugh Factory comedy club and live music in the Tropicana Lounge.

 

 

Golden Rainbow Announces Additional “Ribbon of Life” Performers

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Golden Rainbow Announces Additional “Ribbon of Life” Performers

A limited number of tickets to the annual event are still available and start at $45

 

The 2015 “Ribbon of Life” production, Rockin’ the Ribbon, has added even more amazing talent. On Sunday, June 28 at The New Tropicana Las Vegas, audiences will see performances by Clint Holmes, Pia Zadora, Jan Rouven, Philip Drennen, House Seats Presents, RagTag Entertainment, and Celebrity City Chorus.

 

These talented performers will join stars from Las Vegas’ favorite shows including “ShowStoppers,” “Jubilee,” “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” “MJ Live,” “Legends in Concert,” “Pin Up,” “Vegas! The Show,” and more.

 

A limited number of tickets to the annual “Ribbon of Life” event are still available and start at $45. Keeping with the Rockin’ the Ribbon theme, Golden Rainbow will give away one pair of tickets and a two-night stay at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in a Facebook contest encouraging followers to rock their ribbons. To enter, people are encouraged to submit photos that show them creatively donning the signature red HIV/AIDS ribbon to RockYourRibbon@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Monday, June 22.

 

Rockin’ the Ribbon will benefit men, women, and children throughout the community who are affected by HIV/AIDS. The production will feature a wide variety of rock and roll themed numbers performed by stars of the Las Vegas Strip. The 29th annual “Ribbon of Life” event will be hosted by Edie (“Zumanity”) and Sean McAllister (“MORE” and “MORE Access”). The show will be immediately followed by an after party in the Havana Room, where attendees can mix and mingle with performers and partake in a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

 

“Ribbon of Life” was created 29 years ago by members of the Las Vegas entertainment community in response to seeing one of their own diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Tragically, due to fear and ignorance of the disease, he was forced to live, and eventually die, in his family’s garage. To raise prevention awareness and money to assist those affected by the disease, entertainers organized the show. The show, then called “Golden Rainbow,” led to the creation of the nonprofit organization. The annual event is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue.

 

Tickets are now on sale and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

 

ABOUT GOLDEN RAINBOW

Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Golden Rainbow Announces “Ribbon of Life” Talent Lineup and Living Ribbon Kick-Off Event

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Golden Rainbow Announces “Ribbon of Life” Talent Lineup and Living Ribbon Kick-Off Event

 

Golden Rainbow has announced a star-studded talent lineup for this year’s “Ribbon of Life.” The 2015 showcase, Rockin’ the Ribbon, will feature stars from Las Vegas’ favorite shows including “ShowStoppers,” “Jubilee,” “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” “MJ Live,” “Legends in Concert,” “Pin Up,” “Vegas! The Show,” and more. The rock and roll themed show will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. Tickets are now on sale at www.goldenrainbow.org.

 

“Since its inception almost 30 years ago, Golden Rainbow has assembled the most talented performers in Las Vegas to raise awareness and funds for those affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Golden Rainbow Executive Director Gary Costa. “We are so pleased that ‘Ribbon of Life’ will continue its reputation of assembling the best possible entertainment for such a worthy cause again this year.”

 

To kick off “Ribbon of Life,” Golden Rainbow will build a Living Ribbon on Wednesday, June 10. Attendees are encouraged to show up at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard (outside of The New Tropicana Las Vegas), donning their favorite shades of red at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. participants will be put into the formation of a ribbon as a symbol of solidarity for people living with HIV/AIDS. A limited quantity of red shirts will also be provided on site for walk-up participants.

 

Rockin’ the Ribbon will benefit men, women, and children living in Clark County whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. The production will feature a wide variety of rock and roll themed numbers performed by stars of the Las Vegas Strip. The 29th annual “Ribbon of Life” event will be hosted by Edie (“Zumanity”) and Sean McAllister (“MORE” and “MORE Access”). The show will be immediately followed by an after party in the Havana Room, where attendees can mix and mingle with performers and partake in a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

 

“Ribbon of Life” was created 29 years ago by members of the Las Vegas entertainment industry who saw the need for a support system when one of their colleagues was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. To raise awareness and money in order to help fight the disease, entertainers organized a show. The show, then called “Golden Rainbow,” led to the creation of the nonprofit organization. The annual event is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue.

 

Tickets are now on sale and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

 

ABOUT GOLDEN RAINBOW

Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Photo Recap: Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Speaks to the Continued Needs of the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS Community

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Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Speaks to the Continued Needs of the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS Community
Circus-themed show raises money for direct client assistance

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Golden Rainbow took guests “Under the Big Top” during its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22. The one-of-a-kind event helped raise awareness and funds for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada Community.

Returning emcees TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity served as ringmasters of the circus-inspired production. The two announced the extravaganza’s eclectic lineup that featured mesmerizing acrobatics, goofy clown antics, powerful vocals, remarkable dance numbers, eye-popping illusions and more. Notable performers included Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity;vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

In addition to the fundraising spectacular, Golden Rainbow hosted a silent auction with exclusive prizes including tickets to some of Las Vegas’ top shows, dinner at thecity’s best restaurants and trips to premier destinations. Bidders were entertained by jugglers, clowns and acrobats as they browsed the items in the lobby of the theater.

All proceeds from “Ribbon of Life” benefit the nonprofit’s efforts in providing housing and direct financial assistance to the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS community. As a result of last year’s fundraising efforts, Golden Rainbow provided its clients with 15,720 nights of shelter; money for medications, transportation and food; among other everyday necessities.

Supporters can learn more about Golden Rainbow’s mission, donate to the cause and order DVDs from this year’s “Ribbon of Life” at www.goldenrainbow.org.

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About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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Photo Recap: Penn & Teller Present the Key to Their Theater, Welcoming Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraiser to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

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Penn & Teller Present the Key to Their Theater, Welcoming Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraiser to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 

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World-famous duo and longtime local HIV/AIDS advocates Penn & Teller presented Golden Rainbow executives with the key to their theater as the nonprofit prepares for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular. The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held on Sunday, June 22 at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Golden Rainbow’s Executive Director Gary Costa, Acting President Greg Nielson, Treasurer Drew Zidzik, Vice President Pietra Sardelli and Vice President Scott Emerson were welcomed by the Las Vegas headliners in the theater’s “monkey room,” just in time for the beginning of “Ribbon of Life” rehearsals.

This year’s production, “Under the Big Top,” will be full of exhilarating circus-inspired acts with performances by entertainers Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity; vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

 

Guests interested in experiencing the one-of-a-kind extravaganza can now purchase tickets at the property’s box office, online at goldenrainbow.org and ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100, $175 and $200.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Headliners and Cast Members from Las Vegas’ Biggest Shows Star in Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, June 22

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HEADLINERS AND CAST MEMBERS FROM LAS VEGAS’ BIGGEST SHOWS STAR IN GOLDEN RAINBOW’S 28TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF lIFE” AT RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO, JUNE 22

Tickets on sale now at goldenrainbow.org, ticketmaster.com, Rio’s box office and 800.745.3000

Golden Rainbow reveals the thrilling lineup for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m.

 

This year’s production, “Under the Big Top,” will be full of exhilarating circus-inspired acts with performances by entertainers Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity;vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

 

For nearly three decades, “Ribbon of Life” has featured some of the best performers from the city’s premiere shows and entertainment groups. The spectacular will be hosted by TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity. During last year’s production, more than 1,400 people came together and raised more than $152,000 through ticket purchases, a silent auction and monetary donations. All proceeds help support Golden Rainbow’s mission of providing housing and direct financial assistance to the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS community.

Guests interested in experiencing the one-of-a-kind extravaganza can now purchase tickets at the property’s box office, online at goldenrainbow.org and ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100, $175 and $200.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Golden Rainbow, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical and The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada Partner in Honor of HIV Testing Awareness Day, June 27

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PRISCILLA QUEEN

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GOLDEN RAINBOW, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL AND
THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
PARTNER IN HONOR OF HIV TESTING AWARENESS DAY, JUNE 27
HIV/AIDS nonprofit and Las Vegas Strip production offer free tickets to patrons who receive HIV test

 

What: HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow partners with Las Vegas production Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical and The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) to promote National HIV Testing Awareness Day on Thursday, June 27. Patrons who participate in The Center’s free HIV testing will receive one complimentary ticket to Golden Rainbow’s 27th “Ribbon of Life” spectacular at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 30 or Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical at The Venetian Las Vegas. This initiative furthers Golden Rainbow’s mission to raise awareness and educate the public on HIV/AIDS.

When: Thursday, June 27
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free testing / Interview opportunities with The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada’s HIV Prevention Director Joshua Montgomery
Noon – 2 p.m. Interview opportunities with Golden Rainbow’s Executive Director Lea Carrasco-Zanini

Where: The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
401 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Details: Patrons who participate in The Center’s free testing have a choice of one ticket to Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 30 or Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical at The Venetian Las Vegas. Tickets are first come, first serve.

“Ribbon of Life” is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraising spectacular is unlike any other production in the city and features some of the best performers from premier shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing new numbers and talent, each year’s audience is always surprised, thrilled and inspired by the performances that are exclusive to the event. Tickets for Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production are still available for purchase at goldenrainbow.org, The Smith Center Box Office, thesmithcenter.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-749-2000.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.
Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

 

About Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical stars Wade McCollum (“Tick/Mitzi”), Scott Willis (“Bernadette”) and Bryan West (“Adam/Felicia”) as the trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. Joe Hart stars as “Bob.” With more than 500 dazzling 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical features a hit parade of more than 20 dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally,” “I Will Survive,” “Material Girl,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Like a Prayer,” and many others. Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011, at the Palace Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter called Priscilla, “Funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!” NY-1 News raved, “Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart!” WOR Radio sang, “All the songs you’ve loved for years will blow you out of your seat!”

 

About The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization which supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. For more information on The Center, visit www.thecenterlv.com.

Follow The Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Golden Rainbow Welcomes Returning Hosts Chris Saldaña and Edie for the 27th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraising Production on Sunday, June 30

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GOLDEN RAINBOW WELCOMES RETURNING HOSTS CHRIS SALDAÑA AND EDIE FOR
THE 27TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF LIFE” FUNDRAISING PRODUCTION ON SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Tickets still available at www.goldenrainbow.org

 

Golden Rainbow welcomes back TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity to host the 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” production. The fundraiser will take place at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

Saldaña, a two time Emmy award-winning journalist, has nearly 15 years of experience working as an anchor and reporter. Aside from being a TV personality, Saldaña frequently hosts and emcees numerous local and national charitable events. He has served as a public speaker on various topics including diversity within school classrooms, cross cultural differences in media coverage, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Saldaña has been an avid supporter of Golden Rainbow and will be returning to host “Ribbon of Life” for a third time.

Edie has been a member of Cirque du Soleil’s hit show Zumanity for five years. The “Mistress of Sensuality” has performed more than 2,500 shows for over 3 million people. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Edie wowed audiences across the world as a professional ballet dancer, and received awards for “Best Dancer” and “Entertainer of the Year” at the Glammys, the ultimate drag award show. Edie will be returning to host “Ribbon of Life” for a third time.

“Ribbon of Life” is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and the Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraising spectacular is unlike any other production in the city and features some of the best performers from premier shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing new numbers and talent, each year’s audience is always surprised, thrilled and inspired by the performances that are exclusive to the event. Tickets for Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production are still available for purchase at The Smith Center Box Office, thesmithcenter.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-749-2000.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.
Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

HIV/AIDS Nonprofit Golden Rainbow Forms A Human Awareness Ribbon at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, June 3

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HIV/AIDS NONPROFIT GOLDEN RAINBOW FORMS A HUMAN AWARENESS RIBBON
AT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ON MONDAY, JUNE 3
Golden Rainbow’s human ribbon kicks off 27 day countdown until 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” on Sunday, June 30

 

 

What: Local nonprofit Golden Rainbow partners with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS by creating a human ribbon on Monday, June 3. The date marks a 27 day countdown until Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular on Sunday, June 30. “Ribbon of Life” is the nonprofit’s main source of revenue and one of Southern Nevada’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers.

*Volunteers are needed to form the human ribbon. All patrons are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. and wear red, in honor of HIV/AIDS awareness. Surface parking available on City Parkway*

Who: Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Lea Carrasco-Zanini, executive director of Golden Rainbow
Pietra Sardelli, vice president of Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow executive board members

When: Monday, June 3
9:30 a.m. – Call for volunteers
10 a.m. – Human ribbon forms

Where: Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Details: Golden Rainbow hosts the 27th Annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraiser at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Tickets are priced at $38, $56, $81, $109 and $212. Tickets are available for purchase at www.goldenrainbow.org, The Smith Center Box Office, www.thesmithcenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com and by calling (702) 749-2000.

“Ribbon of Life” is an original production unlike any other in Las Vegas, featuring some of the best performers from premiere shows on the Las Vegas Strip. This year’s extravaganza, “Tributes,” will feature a wide spectrum of tribute-themed performances from contemporary to classic, Broadway to film, pop to hip-hop, music videos, television and political comedy.

For more details about sponsorship opportunities or Golden Rainbow, please visit Golden Rainbow’s website.

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call (702) 384-2899.

Keep up with the latest news on the 27th Annual “Ribbon of Life” event on Facebook or Twitter.

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

 

 

Photos: Golden Rainbow’s 26th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Production Stuns Audience With Unforgettable Performances June 24

GOLDEN RAINBOW’S 26th ANNUAL “RIBBON OF LIFE” PRODUCTION
stuns audience with unforgettable performances june 24
Production raises more than $200,000 to assist HIV/AIDS community, exceeds last year by $50,000

Celebrating 26 years of service to Southern Nevada’s HIV/AIDS community, Golden Rainbow presented its annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 24.

Approximately 1,630 attendees filled the breathtaking Reynolds Hall as 380 performers from the best Strip shows and entertainment companies took the stage in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Hosted by 8 News Now anchor Chris Saldaña and appropriately themed “Ovations,” this year’s acts included performers from Vegas! The Show in “Ovations of Josephine Baker,” Broadway in the Hood with “Circle of Life,” Jubilee! in “Sing, Sing, Swing,” Las Vegas Tenors’ rendition of “Rock of Ages,” Clint Holmes with “Suite from Porgy and Bess,” performers from PEEPSHOW, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas and Centrifuge teamed up for “In the Heights,” The Las Vegas City Ballet along with performers from Jubilee!, Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, Nevada Ballet Theatre with a medley from “West Side Story,” and many more. A few of the numbers wowed the crowd to standing ovations. Special guests including KSNE Sunny 106.5’s Melanie Myers and Zach Dillon, Golden Globe-winning actress and Grammy-nominated singer Pia Zadora, and actor Danny Pintauro joined in on the action, introducing select acts throughout the show. For the second consecutive year, Freed’s Bakery helped Golden Rainbow celebrate with a three-tiered cake donned with red draping, gold flowers and pearls made from icing.

This year’s record-breaking show raised more than $200,000. In addition to the onstage spectacular, Golden Rainbow hosted a silent auction with exclusive prizes such as vacation packages, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, designer handbags, show tickets, dinner packages, one-of-a-kind art and more. The auction raised $17,000. All proceeds from the fundraiser directly benefit the organization’s Direct Financial Assistance and Affordable Housing Programs.

The 2011 production drew around 1,150 guests and raised approximately $150,000. As a result of last year’s fundraising efforts, the nonprofit provided 7,413 nights of shelter, 1,178 days of utility assistance, 1,620 days of transportation and medical and dental assistance to more than 500 households.

The 2013 “Ribbon of Life” spectacular is set to return to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 30. For more information on Golden Rainbow or to order copies of this year’s “Ribbon of Life,” please visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

About Golden Rainbow
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Golden Rainbow Unveils Talented Lineup For 26th “Ribbon of Life” Spectacular

Golden Rainbow UNVEILS TALENTED LINEUP FOR 26th “Ribbon Of Life” Spectacular
Las Vegas Strip Cast Members and Legendary Headliners Confirmed to Perform at Local HIV/AIDS Nonprofit’s Annual Fundraiser

Golden Rainbow reveals the talent lineup for the 26th “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production taking place at 1 p.m. inside The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 24.

 

Confirmed performers include:

  • Broadway in the Hood, nonprofit theatrical program for inner-city youth

 

  • Performers from Centrifuge, one of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s illustrious bars

 

  • Chippendales, famed Las Vegas male revue

 

  • Clint Holmes, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts headliner and award-winning singer

 

  • Dancing Queen, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Performers from David Saxe Productions, local entertainment company

 

  • Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Human Nature, Las Vegas headliner and Australia’s lead pop vocal group

 

  • Jubilee!, authentic Las Vegas showgirl revue

 

  • Las Vegas City Ballet, Tara Foy’s elite ballet company

 

  • Las Vegas Deaf Theatre, local deaf entertainment group that stages unique performances for the hard of hearing

 

  • Las Vegas Men’s Chorus, community-based men’s organization that promotes acceptance and tolerance through performing arts

 

  • Mo5aic, local a cappella group

 

  • Nevada Ballet Theatre, the largest ballet and dance company in Nevada

 

  • PEEPSHOW, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Reva Rice and the cast of VEGAS! The Show, Las Vegas headliners

 

  • Performers from RagTag Entertainment, local entertainment company

 

  • Performers from Searcy Entertainment, local entertainment company

 

  • Showgirls Across America, U.S. kick line tour featuring Las Vegas showgirls

 

  • Spirit of the Dance, award-winning entertainment company

 

  • The Asian Pacific Performing Arts Alliance, local entertainment company

 

  • The Desert Angels Gospel Choir, world-renowned performance choir

 

  • The Las Vegas Tenors, one of the city’s most recognizable musical groups

 

  • Viva Elvis, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • X Burlesque, Las Vegas’ hottest topless revue

 

“Ribbon of Life” is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraiser is a completely original show unlike any other in the city, featuring some of the best artists from shows on the Las Vegas Strip as well as local entertainment companies like RagTag Entertainment and the Las Vegas Deaf Theatre performing never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind acts.

 

Tickets start at $38 and are available for purchase at thesmithcenter.com, goldenrainbow.org and The Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000. All proceeds directly benefit the nonprofit’s Direct Financial Assistance and Affordable Housing programs.  Keep up with the latest news on the 26th annual “Ribbon of Life” event on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702-384-2899.

 

Golden Rainbow hosts 25th “Ribbon of Life” at Paris Theatre on June 26

Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow hosted its 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising spectacular at Paris Théâtre inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Sunday, June 26. Prior to the show, guests were greeted at the theatre entrance with fancy feather boas to celebrate the show’s silver anniversary. This year’s “Ribbon of Life” drew a record-setting crowd with 1,158 people in attendance including Siegfried Fischbacher from Siegfried & Roy. Hosted by 8 News Now anchor Chris Saldaña and Edie the Entertainer, each number left the audience curious for more. Hit acts included “Big Spender” by Fantasy, “The Color Purple” by THE LION KING, Tarzan’s “Everything I Am” by PEEPSHOW headliner and co-star of E!’s “Holly’s World” Josh Strickland, “Footloose” by Human Nature and Clint Holmes’ rendition of “West Side Story” which earned a standing ovation from the crowd, just to name a few.

Following the spectacular, show attendees enjoyed an after-party at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens and celebrated with a silent auction, music, cocktails and a cake designed by Freed’s Bakery of Las Vegas. The benefit raised more $151,000, surpassing the previous year’s goal by $20,000. Money raised during the event directly supports Golden Rainbow’s mission to provide housing and financial assistance to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit http://www.goldenrainbow.org/ or call 702.384.2899.

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue/Donoghue Photos

Golden Rainbow Presents 25th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Spectacular At Paris Theatre Inside Paris Las Vegas On June 26

GOLDEN RAINBOW PRESENTS 25TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF LIFE” SPECTACULAR

AT PARIS THÉÂTRE INSIDE PARIS LAS VEGAS ON JUNE 26

What: HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow presents the 25th “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at Paris Théâtre inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel. This year’s spectacular will be hosted by 8 News NOW anchor Chris Saldaña and Edie the Entertainer and confirmed performers include comedian George Wallace, Emmy award-winning entertainer and singer Clint Holmes, PEEPSHOW headliner and co-star of E!’s “Holly’s World” Josh Strickland, Motown sensations Human Nature and cast members from Jubilee!, “O”, Le Reve, Zumanity, Fantasy, THE LION KING and more.

When: Sunday, June 26
1 p.m.

Where: Paris Théâtre at Paris Las Vegas Hotel
3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Details: Tickets are priced at $35, $50, $100 and VIP level tickets are available for $200. All tickets include entry to the after-party directly following ”Ribbon of Life” at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at parislasvegas.com, ticketmaster.com and the Paris Las Vegas Box Office at 888.746.7784.

Drawing thousands of supporters throughout Southern Nevada, “Ribbon of Life” is easily one of the biggest shows of the year and Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue.

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Golden Rainbow Presents 25th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Spectacular at Paris Theatre inside Paris Las Vegas on June 26

GOLDEN RAINBOW PRESENTS 25TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF LIFE” SPECTACULAR AT PARIS THÉÂTRE INSIDE PARIS LAS VEGAS ON JUNE 26

WHAT:
HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow presents the 25th “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at Paris Théâtre inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

WHEN:
Sunday, June 26
1 p.m.

WHERE:
Paris Théâtre at Paris Las Vegas Hotel
3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

TICKETS:
Tickets are priced at $35, $50, $100 and VIP level tickets are available for $200. All tickets include entry to the after-party directly following ”Ribbon of Life” at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel.
Tickets can be purchased at parislasvegas.com, ticketmaster.com and the Paris Las Vegas Box Office at 888.746.7784.

ABOUT:
Thrilling and inspiring audiences with original productions unlike any other in Las Vegas, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the spectacular. Hosted by 8 News NOW anchor Chris Saldaña and Edie the Entertainer, confirmed performers include comedian George Wallace, Motown sensations Human Nature and cast members from Jubilee!, “O”, Le Reve, Zumanity, Fantasy, THE LION KING, Peepshow and more.

Drawing thousands of supporters throughout Southern Nevada, “Ribbon of Life” is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. Featuring some of the best singers, dancers and performers from premier shows on the Las Vegas Strip, the production is easily one of the biggest shows of the year.