St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital transformed its Heart of Fashion to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop and neither will St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital transformed its Heart of Fashion to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop and neither will St. Jude

The annual St. Jude Heart of Fashion event, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, transitioned to a virtual experience on Friday, June 19, streaming live on Facebook and featured St. Jude mission moments, guest speakers, live auction and more.

Leading up to the virtual experience, local influencers, including Michael Godard, Bark-Andre Furry, Ricardo Laguna, amongst others, “walked the runway” in their homes for a virtual fashion week, encouraging their followers to become supporters of St. Jude.

The virtual experience included an exclusive fashion show by luxury retailer Chloe, remarks by Wayne Sermon, lead guitarist with the Imagine Dragons and local St. Jude patient families. The event raised over $135,000 for St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Thanks to the generous donors who participated in this virtual event, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the doors to the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Strut & Fret presents BLANC de BLANC celebrates grand opening at SAHARA Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Strut & Fret presents BLANC de BLANC celebrates grand opening at SAHARA Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Champagne flowed at SAHARA Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 4, when international cabaret sensation BLANC de BLANC celebrated its grand opening with a VIP red carpet affair. The acclaimed production, which features high-flying aerial stunts, serious booty and one fine French hunk, made its debut inside the recently renamed BLANC de BLANC Theatre with a champagne soiree attended by several Las Vegas entertainers.

Among those in attendance were Anthony Cools, Aussie Heat, David Goldrake, Eric Jordan Young, Gerry McCambridge, Jennifer Romas, Kate Shelor and Marc Savard, Melody Sweets, Ricardo Laguna, Sabina Kelley, X Burlesque, Zowie Bowie, and performers from FANTASY and Thunder From Down Under, who were seated in the production’s exclusive hot tub seats.

BLANC de BLANC is the Las Vegas debut of Strut & Fret Production House, one of Australia’s preeminent theatre and major events companies. The award-winning production, which has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End, the Brisbane Festival and the Adelaide Festival, plunges audiences into a world of overflowing champagne bottles, sparkles and glamour, leaving every spectator breathless with delight.

Devised by an electric creative team, BLANC de BLANC was conceived and directed by Scott Maidment (cabaret sensations LIMBO, Cantina, Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour), choreographed by Kevin Maher (choreographer for Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Madonna), with costumes by James Browne (costume design for musicals Cabaret, Ghost and Xanadu), lighting and set design by Philip Gladwell (Magic Mike Live, The Exorcist), and a thumping soundtrack from Danish electronic artist Kenneth Bager.

BLANC de BLANC performs Thursdays through Mondays (dark Tuesdays/Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. inside the BLANC de BLANC Theatre. Tickets range in price from $49 to $129 (Hot Tub tickets are priced for groups) and are on sale now at saharalasvegas.com. For more information, please visit blancvegas.com or follow the show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT STRUT & FRET
BLANC de BLANC is produced by Australian theatre and events company, Strut & Fret Production House. The company is renowned for innovative entertainment, high-flying spectacle, nu-circus, extreme theatre, and dynamic music experiences. With over 20 years’ experience, Strut & Fret have delivered hundreds of world-class events across more than 25 countries, from Brisbane to Bogota, Perth to Prague.

Led by Founding Director, Scott Maidment, the company has recently presented exclusive seasons at the Hippodrome Casino (London) and Paradise Island Resort (the Bahamas). The follow up to BLANC de BLANC, BLANC de BLANC Encore has recently completed a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, and cabaret sensation LIMBO has this year celebrated its 800th performance in Amsterdam.

Maidment was part of the creative team for Madonna’s 2015 Rebel Heart World Tour and has since been invited to curate and direct entertainment for Madonna’s birthday parties in the Hamptons and Morocco. strutnfret.com

About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines, more than 50 classic table games and Infinity – a premium gaming lounge. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Beers And Bets; Club 101; and more. The resort is also home to the BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue where the international cabaret sensation of the same name performs. Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Ride Safe this Season with Annual Free Helmet Giveaway by Ricardo Laguna, Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, and Friends on Saturday, Jan. 12

BMX Pro Ricardo Laguna joins Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas and Clark County School District Police Department for Annual After Christmas Helmet Giveaway

 

WHO:

Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, Clark County School District Police Department, Nevada Department of Public Safety, Mountain View Hospital, professional BMX rider and television personality Ricardo Laguna and special guests

 

WHAT:

Ricardo Laguna along with Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, Clark County School District Police Department, Nevada Department of Public Safety and Mountain View Hospital team up once again in an effort to educate young people about the importance of making safe decisions. Kids (and adults) will have the chance to meet the BMX star and receive a free helmet to keep them safe while they enjoy riding that new bike, scooter, or skateboard they received this holiday season. Additionally, Laguna and friends will put on a BMX demonstration for everyone and other entertainment including music by DJ Ocho, free bike raffles, and much more.

 

Kids must be present for helmet fitting and helmets are available while supplies last.

 

WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 12
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

WHERE:
6425 Roy Horn Way (at Rainbow and the 215)
Las Vegas, NV 89118

 

COST:
Free

ABOUT RICARDO LAGUNA

Born and raised in La Paz, Mexico, Ricardo Laguna moved to Las Vegas when he was just 13 years old. Laguna first began to ride BMX as soon as he and his family found their new home in a trailer park in Las Vegas with a lot of dirt jumps nearby. He turned pro at the age of 18 and is crowned the “King of Dirt” and ranked the No. 1 Latin and South American Dirt Jumper in the world. Throughout his career Laguna has competed in the X-Games, The Dew Action Sports Tour, Gravity Games, Nokia Fise, BMX Masters, Lord of Dirt Competition and the World’s series. His career has led to a number of huge accomplishments including being the first Spanish-speaking announcer at the X-Games. Laguna has performed in shows worldwide and has hosted his own challenge in Las Vegas for the past 10 years called “The Ricardo Laguna Pro-BMX Dirt Challenge” at the annual Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival. In March 2012, Laguna premiered The Ricardo Laguna Project, an MTV Tr3s reality series that offer a glimpse into the life of Laguna as he attempts to break three world records, begin his own family business and balance his family and Las Vegas social life.

 

Vegas Indoor Skydiving raises more than $3,000 for NSPCA at 2018 Tunnel Jam

Vegas Indoor Skydiving raised more than $3,000 for the NSPCA, as it celebrated its third annual Tunnel Jam Flight Competition and inaugural Tunnel Jam Celebrity Challenge. The one-of-a-kind competition, which featured two divisions and 15 of the country’s best bodyflyers, also raised hundreds of dollars’ worth of much-needed pet items, including dog food, blankets and dog toys.

 

Held Friday, Oct. 19, the renowned tunnel competition was kicked off by the inaugural Tunnel Jam Celebrity Challenge, featuring comedian Carrot Top, Vegas Golden Knights in-arena announcer Mark Shunock, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna and Five Finger Death Punch bassist, and former Vegas Indoor Skydiving instructor, Chris Kael. The celebrities attempted to throw a ball through a custom-made hoop, which was suspended in Vegas Indoor Skydiving’s 22-foot-tall wind tunnel, with the wind running at full speed. For every ball that went through the hoop, Vegas Indoor Skydiving and Love Hikes donated $100 to the NSPCA.

The World’s Biggest Beer Party at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas – Oktoberfest Kicks Off Friday, September 16

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THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BEER PARTY AT HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS 

Annual Oktoberfest Kicks Off September 16 with Legendary Magicians Siegfried & Roy®

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Get ready to raise a stein, stand on the benches and sing along to classic hits as Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas kicks off Las Vegas’ only authentic Oktoberfest with the magicians of the century Siegfried & Roy®. The keg tapping ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and reservations are highly encouraged. The Oktoberfest celebration happens every day through October 31 and features celebrity keg tappers every Friday and Saturday night along with live entertainment, traditional Bavarian fare and plenty of beer.

 

This year’s keg tappers span a variety of Las Vegas’ well-known strip performers such as Clint Holmes, Australian Bee Gees, Chippendales, Frank Mir, Ricardo Laguna, Rich Little, Murray Sawchuck and more. The full line up of keg tappers can be viewed on the restaurant’s website.

 

One of the highlights of the six weeks of festivities is the limited-time Oktoberfestbier imported straight from the brewery in Munich, Germany. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the only place in Nevada where beer lovers can taste the original brew that thousands of people drink at the official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich.

 

“Every year, we are thrilled to bring the city of Las Vegas an authentic Oktoberfest experience,” said Klaus Gastager, Vice President HBavaria LLC. “From our live bands direct from Bavaria to the authentic German food and beer, guests can truly experience what Oktoberfest is like at our Haus. There’s nothing else like it in this city.”

 

ABOUT HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS:

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds – at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it is Oktoberfest every day!

 

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 702.853.BEER (2337), or visit the restaurant’s NEW website online at HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.

CSI: The Experience celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with a Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

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CSI: The Experience celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with a Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2014) – CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino celebrated its fifth anniversary with a special red carpet event, where Las Vegas celebrities came together at the scene of the crime to put their sleuthing skills to work. Among the guests in attendance were EMS Entertainment CEO Christoph Rahofer, Jaymes Vaughan (Chippendales), Dirk Vermin (A&E’s Bad Ink), Jabbawockeez, Thunder From Down Under, FANTASY, Ricardo Laguna, Paul Shortino (Raiding the Rock Vault), Jen Mateo (Top Rank’s Knockout Girls), Michael Godard and more.

“I am proud that we have made CSI: The Experience a landmark of the Las Vegas market,” said EMS Entertainment CEO Christoph Rahofer.

As October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, $3 from every full-priced ticket sold to CSI: The Experience during the month will benefit S.A.F.E. House, which is committed to stop violence and abuse in the family environment by providing safe shelter, support, advocacy, counseling and education.

A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of a crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. Spanning 12,000 square feet and featuring thousands of hand-made props, CSI: The Experience comes to life through a captivating multimedia environment featuring dazzling special effects, meticulous crime scene recreations and two state-of-the-art crime labs.

Developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and produced by EMS Entertainment, Inc. in partnership with Key Brand Entertainment under a license from CBS Consumer Products, CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand combines the entertainment of the hit show with real-life scientific principles and investigative techniques – from DNA and fingerprint analysis to forensic anthropology and toxicology. The Experience has welcomed more than 700,000 guests and thanks to its national and international popularity, the numbers continue to grow.

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About CSI: The Experience
Located in The District at MGM Grand, CSI: The Experience is open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the last entry at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at CSI: The Experience or by phone at (702) 891-7006 or (877) 660-0660. Special group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-1111 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com..

Photos/Video: GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Launches into The Venetian® Las Vegas with Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

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GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Launches into The Venetian® Las Vegas with Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

Coinciding with the birthday of musical genius Ray Charles, audiences packed the house to kick off the show’s six-week run

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles was welcomed by The Venetian Las Vegas with a star-studded event coinciding with the birthday of Ray Charles. The groundbreaking new show features a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time GRAMMY nominee and DownBeat artist of the year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and GRAMMY award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also features the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

The Las Vegas entertainment community came together to welcome the show to The Venetian Theatre. Entertainers at the red carpet event included Patti Austin, Carrot Top, Human Nature, cast members of Rock of Ages, cast members of PANDA!, Melody Sweets (Absinthe), Ricardo Laguna, Bob Anderson, Mac King, rock star artist Michael Godard, Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys), Murray SawChuck, Chris Phillips, Frankie Moreno, Mo5aic, Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho, Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan, Merald “Bubba” Knight, Jr., Jason Baney (Naked Magicians), and more.

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It seems that these days – everybody has Georgia on their minds.  In fact, those lucky enough to be named “Georgia” have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.

 

Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.**

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles is produced and directed by award-winning music producer Larry Rosen and is part of his JAZZ ROOTS Concert Series. The current presentation at The Venetian Theatre is presented by producer Larry Rosen and entertainment executive/producer Peter Primont through GOMM Productions, LLC.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles performs at The Venetian Theatre through Oct. 29, 2014. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com. For more information on GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles and the musical performers, please visit http://bit.ly/VenetianGOMM.

Photos/ Recap: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The New Tropicana Las Vegas – Friday, May 16

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On Friday night (May 16, 2014) the Las Vegas production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its grand opening at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in the newly transformed Tropicana Theater.

 

The high-energy performance had the crowd channeling their inner “dancing queens” throughout the performance that ended with a standing ovation for the company. The talented cast includes Christine Sherrill as Donna Sheridan, Kimbre Lancaster as Sophie Sheridan, Mary Callanan as Rosie, Alison Ewing as Tanya, Trey Ellett as Harry Bright, Steve Judkins as Bill Austin, Sean AllanKrill as Sam Carmichael and Jordan Bondurant as Sky.

 

Notable names in attendance at opening night included: Judy Craymer (global producer/creator of MAMMA MIA!); Alex Yemenidjian (Chairman and CEO of The New Tropicana Las Vegas); the Sister Wives (of TLC’s hit television show); Mary Wilson (The Supremes); Frank Marino (Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas); Jaymes Vaughn (Chippendales);  Ricardo Laguna (Professional BMX rider); Jabbawockeez (world famous dance crew); the cast of ROCK OF AGES; the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; the cast of JERSEY BOYS; Murray Sawchuck (The Laugh Factory); the Australian Bee Gees; and Jeff Civillico (The Quad headliner).

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About MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! performs in the recently transformed Tropicana TheaterSunday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be no show on Fridays. Tickets range from $49 to $135 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at http://Trop.LV/TLVMammaMia, by phone at 800-829-9034 or at the Tropicana Show Tickets desk. Special hotel packages are also available for a two- to three-night stay at the New Tropicana Las Vegas.

 

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s vision of staging writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. Songs including “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me” are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.

 

With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

 

Photos: LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO AND RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT CELEBRATE 2014 ROCKIN’ REVELATIONS NIGHT

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LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO celebrated the return of RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, Tuesday, March 4, with a black carpet event to showcase the production’s new lineup and new songs. Met with multiple standing ovations, the all-star show, featuring “Classic Rock by Those Who Rocked It” – was attended by many local celebrities and notables, including Melody Sweets (Absinthe), Ricardo Laguna, Adrien Zmed (Grease 2, T.J. Hooker), Lyssa Lynne (the band Mr. & Mrs. Smith), vocalist Lorena Peril, hypnotist Anthony Cools, Murray SawChuck, Las Vegas Wranglers President Billy Johnson, Pia Zadora, former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, Jasmine Trias (American Idol), singer Ben Stone, producer and screenwriter Mylo Carbia, and more.

 

“We couldn’t be happier with the show this year,” said Ron Johnson, General Manager at the LVH.  “We didn’t think it could get any better than last year, but with new musicians, new singers and new songs, it absolutely has!  We anticipate a long, successful run for this show at the LVH and it just continues to add to our ‘legendary’ status.”

 

Bringing the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT pays homage to rock’s greatest hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, including classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp, and many more.

 

Refreshed for 2014, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT has signed phenomenal rock guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), as well as two outstanding female vocalists who will trade off: Carol-Lyn Liddle (Masters of Rock) and Stephanie Calvert (Starship). Songs that have been added to the hit show include “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac), “Heartbreaker” (Pat Benatar), “Alone” (Heart), “Dream On” (Aerosmith), “Highway to Hell” and “Thunderstruck” (AC/DC).

 

The show’s returning all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), 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).

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“We’re thrilled to showcase our new content,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. “The support we’ve received here in Las Vegas—from LVH, locals, visitors, and other entertainers—has been incredible. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

 

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT performs Friday through Tuesday nights weekly (schedule subject to change) at 8 p.m. in the LVH Theater. Ticket prices range from $49 to $80 plus taxes and fees. A special Rock Star Package is available for $140 (which includes tickets in the first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, CD, meet and greet and VIP pass).  A special 2-for-1 locals discount will be available for a short time (must present valid Nevada ID) and there are dinner/show packages with the world-famous Benihana and Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina. 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.

 

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & 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™. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages: www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

Photos: Dance Against Obesity Camp J.U.M.P. Takes Over Marquee

Sunday afternoon, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub opened its doors and dance floor to more than 500 children, parents and volunteers for the 2nd Annual Dance Against Obesity Camp J.U.M.P., sponsored by Kohl’s Cares. The Jump For Joy Foundation, a non-profit aimed at tackling childhood obesity, and TAO Group Cares, the charitable arm of TAO Group, teamed up to put on the free event for children and parents. Noted volunteers included BMX Pro Ricardo Laguna, Miss Nevada Collegiate Tianna Tuamoheloa, and Miss Nevada Latina Idania Ramirez.

Boxer Lonnie Love was on-hand to help lead a group warm-up before the children split up to learn various dance styles and techniques from industry professionals. TAO Group resident DJs Lema and Franke Rempe set the soundtrack for the afternoon of grooving inside the nightclub as well as under the Dayclub Dome. Meanwhile, upstairs in The Library, TAO Group Corporate Executive Sous-Chef Marc Marrone and Real Results Fitness Owner Paul Rosenberg walked parents through a nutrition seminar highlighting ways to help children eat healthy without breaking the bank.

After the heart-pumping dance clinic wrapped up, the entire group was treated to special performances from Prodigy Dance, B-Boy Bailrok, Culture Shock, Future Shock, Trouble Makers, The House Company and Jay R. Beatbox & Angel Escamilla. Afterward, everyone came together to form a giant huddle and cheered to the successful afternoon as confetti rained throughout the room.

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Photos: PANDA! CELEBRATES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO®

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PANDA! CELEBRATES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO®

 

East met West Saturday, January 11, as PANDA! celebrated its world premiere at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. The first-ever Chinese production to take up a residency on the famed Las Vegas Strip, PANDA! hosted a red carpet event in honor of its opening, featuring world-renowned celebrities, athletes, and beauty queens.

Among the guests in attendance were Holly Madison, Carrot Top, Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer Zou Shiming, Shanna Moakler, Josh Strickland, hypnotist Marc Savard, Claire Sinclair, Ricardo Laguna, Jeff Civillico, Murray and Chloe SawChuck, Thunder From Down Under’s Chris Asimos, America’s Got Talent magicians Jarret & Raja, speaker, actress, and former gymnast Cathy Rigby, Steinway artist Danny Wright, and cast members from Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet.

In true Las Vegas style, PANDA! honored its world-premiere with glitz and glam as it hosted all of the current Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA contestants, as well as 2013 Miss Nevada USA Chelsea Caswell and 2013 Miss Nevada Teen USA Amanda Jenkins.

The representatives of several politicians, including Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Harry Reid, and Rep. Dina Titus issued proclamations welcoming the Chinese production to Las Vegas.

“I’m humbled to bring my vision to Las Vegas,” said director Zhao. “This authentic Chinese production is unlike anything U.S. audiences have ever seen and I look forward to dazzling them with our spectacular show.”

PANDA! performs Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Palazzo Theater. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($48-$128), visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, go online to www.venetian.com/panda, or call 702.414.9000.

Directed by creative genius An Zhao, PANDA! is a hold-on-to-your-seat spectacle that combines high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, music and dance, and includes a talented cast of award-winning performers from the China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe.

Produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, PANDA! is set against stunning LED backdrops on a newly renovated stage.

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ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the Silver LEED®-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,” 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. Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features  more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski.  The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent 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 PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; 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. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty 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 @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

Hypnosis Unleashed starring Kevin Lepine Celebrated its One-Year Anniversary at Night Owl Showroom inside Hooters Casino Hotel

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Hypnosis Unleashed starring Kevin Lepine Celebrated its One-Year Anniversary at Night Owl Showroom inside Hooters Casino Hotel



Hypnosis Unleashed starring Kevin Lepine celebrated its one-year anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel. Dane Marrow, casino ambassador at Hooters Casino Hotel presented Lepine with a cake and proclamation from Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman recognizing “Kevin Lepine Day.”  He was also recognized with certificates from Senator Dean Heller, Congressman Joe Heck and Governor Brian Sandoval.

Lepine entertained guests and performed in front of a packed audience of media, VIPs and celebrities including: Ricardo Laguna, BMX rider; Anthony Cools, star hypnotist from Paris Las Vegas; Marc Savard, star of Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino; comedian magician The Amazing Johnathan; The Phat Pack at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and Tony Delgado, from Dancing Just like the Stars at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Hypnosis Unleashed starring Kevin Lepine is currently offering locals half-price tickets through December 30, 2013 to commemorate the one-year anniversary.

Kevin Lepine, star of Hypnosis Unleashed hypnotizes volunteers at his one-year anniversary event performance at Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel.
Kevin Lepine, star of Hypnosis Unleashed hypnotizes volunteers at his one-year anniversary event performance at Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel.
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Fellow hypnotists Anthony Cools, star hypnotist at Paris Las Vegas and Marc Savard, star of Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino pose with Kevin Lepine to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his show Hypnosis Unleashed.
Proclamations
Kevin Lepine, star of Hypnosis Unleashed poses with a proclamation from Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman naming December 10, 2013 “Kevin Lepine Day” in Las Vegas as well as certificates from Senator Dean Heller, Governor Brian Sandoval and Congressman Joe Heck.

**Photos courtesy of Emmet Ramirez**

About Hypnosis Unleashed starring Kevin Lepine
Hypnosis Unleashed starring Kevin Lepine
takes audiences on a hilarious ride for an evening of side splitting comedy and astonishing hypnosis. Rated one of the top performers in Las Vegas by TripAdvisor reviewers and Yelp Elite alike, certified hypnotherapist Kevin Lepine guarantees audiences will encounter out of the box experiences without the humiliation factor. Winner of Best Hypnotist” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2013 “Best of Las Vegas,” Hypnosis Unleashed is a guaranteed good time for adults of all ages. Taking hypnosis out of the box, Lepine ensures volunteers their unbelievable experience can either “stay in Vegas” or come home with them on DVD, as each show is filmed and available for purchase following the show.

Hypnosis Unleashed: Starring Kevin Lepine entertains audiences Tuesday through Sunday (dark Monday) at 8 p.m. inside the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel. Tickets start at $48.30 plus tax for general admission. VIP tickets are also available for $59.30 plus tax and includes preferred seating and a DVD of the show. Guests must be 21 years of age. Tickets are available at Hooters Casino Hotel Box Office, online www.vegashypnosisshow.com or by calling (702) 739-9000.

Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison and Ricardo Laguna Continue Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas!

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Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison of Pawn Stars and BMX Dirt Jumper Ricardo Laguna Continue Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

 

WHO:  Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison of Pawn Stars will keep beer revelers quenched when he taps the latest draft at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas on Friday. On Saturday, Professional BMX Dirt Jumper Ricardo Laguna will continue the brew-loving festivities.

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

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and the finest Hofbräu beer.

WHEN:
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7 p.m.

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

Corey Hofbrauhaus

Ricardo Laguna

HELP of Southern Nevada 2013 Event Listings

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HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA 2013 EVENT LISTINGS 

 

“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign at Whole Foods Market
Now through Aug. 31
HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through Aug. 31. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting any of the four local Whole Foods Market locations. Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. For every bottle of Real Water purchased at Whole Foods Market during the campaign, Nevada-based Real Water will donate a bottle. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to the area’s homeless.

Back-to-School Supply Drive at Sushi Roku
Now through Sept. 2
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Sushi Roku now through Labor Day for a school supply drive. Diners who donate school supplies will receive one complimentary order of edamame with their meal.

Back-to-School Supply Drive at HELP of Southern Nevada
Now through Sept. 12
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
HELP of Southern Nevada is collecting school supplies such as backpacks, filler paper (college and wide ruled), pens, pencils, erasers, binders, notebooks, folders, glue sticks, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, rulers, tissues, hand sanitizer, quart-sized storage bags and dry erase markers at the nonprofit’s 1640 E. Flamingo Road headquarters. HELP will then distribute the supplies to school-aged clients in need of assistance.

Donate a Dollar at Walgreens
Now through Sept. 30
HELP of Southern Nevada encourages Walgreens shoppers to help make a difference in their community by donating a dollar or more when visiting any of the drugstore’s 62 Las Vegas and Henderson locations.  Donations will be collected upon checkout and will go directly to HELP of Southern Nevada.

Dine at Raising Cane’s® on Labor Day
Sept. 2
100% of Labor Day profits from all six Raising Cane’s® Las Vegas locations will be donated to HELP of Southern Nevada. Additionally, on Labor Day, September 2, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., guests at the S. Las Vegas Boulevard (S. Las Vegas Blvd. and Warm Springs) location will receive a raffle ticket with the purchase of their meal for the chance to win a BMX bike from DK Bicycles autographed by BMX star and television personality Ricardo Laguna.

A meet and greet with Laguna will also be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s® S. Las Vegas Boulevard location with the first 50 attendees receiving an autographed poster. The lucky raffle prize winner will be announced at the end of the event. Guests must be in attendance to win.

HELP of Southern Nevada Menu at Rí Rá Las Vegas
Sept. 23 through 29
Visit Rí Rá Las Vegas (located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place) to support HELP of Southern Nevada. Order from a special HELP menu during lunch or dinner and the pub will donate 20 percent of all proceeds to the nonprofit.

The limited-time menu features a Guinness Beer Cheese and Pretzels appetizer ($9.95), a delicious combination of Guinness, Irish and American cheddars, and Coleman’s mustard, served hot with warm pretzel sticks for dipping. Entrée selections include Guinness BBQ Pork ($19.95) served with loaded mashed potatoes and baked beans; Guinness Brat and Mash ($18.95) alongside sundried tomato mash, beer battered onion rings and a mustard brown gravy; and Guinness Braised Short Ribs ($22.95) complemented with champ and garlic green beans.  Diners craving dessert will be delighted by the Guinness Sundae ($6.95), a warm house-baked black and tan brownie with vanilla ice cream, Guinness chocolate sauce, strawberries, walnuts and whipped cream.

Round It Up At Yard House
Ongoing
Support HELP of Southern Nevada by visiting Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas all year long and participating in Round It Up America®, a program that gives diners around the country the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by donating pocket change to local nonprofits. Each check at Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas contains a line where patrons can donate to HELP of Southern Nevada by simply rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful in assisting HELP of Southern Nevada serve the community through its various programs.

$10 on the 10th Donor Program
Ongoing
Become a recurring donor with HELP of Southern Nevada’s $10 on the 10th, a program that encourages Southern Nevada residents to help make a difference in their community by donating $10 on the 10th of every month. Those wishing to sign up can visit www.helpsonv.org and click the “Get Involved” page to scroll down and donate, labeling $10 on the 10th in the description. In celebration of the new program, all $10 on 10th donors who sign up for one whole year starting in September will be automatically entered to win a prize from the Las Vegas Strip.

About HELP of Southern Nevada:
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

 

Raising Cane’s® to donate 100% of profits to HELP of Southern Nevada on Labor Day; BMX star and TV personality Ricardo Laguna to appear for meet and greet

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RAISING CANE’S® TO DONATE 100% OF PROFITS TO HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA ON LABOR DAY

BMX star and television personality Ricardo Laguna to appear for meet and greet

 

100% of Labor Day profits from all six Raising Cane’s® Las Vegas locations will be donated to HELP of Southern Nevada.

Additionally, on Labor Day, September 2, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., guests at the S. Las Vegas Boulevard (S. Las Vegas Blvd. and Warm Springs) location will receive a raffle ticket with the purchase of their meal for the chance to win a children’s bike from DK Bicycles autographed by BMX star and television personality Ricardo Laguna.

A meet and greet with Laguna will also be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s® S. Las Vegas Boulevard location with the first 50 attendees receiving an autographed poster. The lucky raffle prize winner will be announced at the end of the event. Guests must be in attendance to win.

About Raising Cane’s® Chicken Fingers:
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS has more than 125 Restaurants in 16 states with new restaurants under construction. The company has ONE LOVE®—quality chicken finger meals—and is continually recognized for its unique business model and customer satisfaction. RAISING CANE’S® vision is to have restaurants all over the world and be the brand for quality chicken finger meals, a great crew, cool culture, and active community involvement.

Since opening its first store in Las Vegas in 2006, the Micatrotto Restaurant Group (MRG) now has six Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley and entered the Arizona market in September 2011. More information on Raising Cane’s is available at www.raisingcanes.com. For more information about the Las Vegas Raising Cane’s locations and/or MRG, visit www.ILOVECANES.com.

About HELP of Southern Nevada:
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

Downtown “Barcade” to Host Hometown Heroes Exhibition and After Party Featuring Ricardo Laguna on Sunday, September 1 at 7 p.m.

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Downtown “Barcade” to Host Hometown Heroes Exhibition and
After Party Featuring Ricardo Laguna

Sunday, September 1 at 7 p.m.

Family-friendly downtown experience features extreme sports and benefits the
Downtown Boys & Girls Club

In light of the “extreme” success of last year’s event,  interactive nightlife venue Insert Coin(s) will host the second annual Hometown Heroes BMX Exhibition and street party on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. An all-ages event, Hometown Heroes is a great opportunity to bring the whole family out to experience action sports, and see everything that downtown has to offer. With the streets of Freemont East as its backdrop, the event will feature BMX riding from local amateurs and talented professionals, as well as the chance to win one of several coveted raffle prizes.

Hosted by BMX pro and MTV reality star Ricardo Laguna, Hometown Heroes gives  guests the chance to witness the excitement of live action sports demonstrations, while  contributing to the greater good through the purchase of raffle tickets or making cash donations to support the Downtown Boys & Girls Club.  Anticipated raffle items include BMX bikes, autographed skateboards, a “night out” Downtown, and much more.

Immediately following the outdoor event, Insert Coin(s) welcomes guests 21 and over to an after party inside their venue, with music curated by Life is Beautiful, and some of Las Vegas’ hottest DJ’s. Bar proceeds from the entire night will also be donated in support of the chosen charity.

“This very special event was conceptualized to focus on celebrating action sports as a positive outreach to Las Vegas’  youth, as well as a creative way to encourage people of all ages to enjoy the Fremont East Entertainment District in a different way,”  said Bree “DJ88” DeLano, Insert Coin(s) Entertainment Director and Hometown Heroes curator.

For more information about the event, visit www.insertcoinslv.com.

About Insert Coin(s) Videolounge  Gamebar:
Nestled in the iconic, neon-laden Fremont East District of Downtown Las Vegas, Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar features an innovative combination of classic arcades, lounge service, console video gaming and world-renowned DJs. Guests can choose from more than 60 refurbished arcade cabinets in the COIN-OP Corner, including “Tron,” “Frogger,” “Donkey Kong” and “Joust,” as well as 40 video game consoles, ranging from Atari 2600 to Super Nintendo to Xbox 360. Home to thousands of modern and retro games and 44 large HDTV’s, InsertCoin(s) is an ideal venue for videogame tournaments, private parties, corporate events and product launches. For reservations call 702-477-2525. Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar is located at 512 Fremont Street. For additional information, please visit www.InsertCoinsLV.com, facebook.com/insertcoinslv or twitter.com/insertcoinslv.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
The new Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The new nonprofit organization operates 14 facilities and three summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 30,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future through a variety of daily creative, fun, and educational programs. Annual membership is as little as $10 per child. For information, visit  www.bgchenderson.orgwww.bgclv.org, and coming soon www.bgcsnv.org, or call (702) 253-2803.

 

Miracle Mile Shops Serves As Official Headquarters For Nevada’s Big Give, April 25

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS SERVES AS OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS FOR NEVADA’S BIG GIVE, APRIL 25 

WHAT: On Thursday, April 25, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will serve as the official headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give, 24 hours of online giving supporting nonprofits serving the state of Nevada.

Throughout the day, local celebrities and community leaders, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, will visit Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters to make personal contributions to the campaign. Additionally, select restaurants will feature light bites at the headquarter location for guests and volunteers. All day, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens will display the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s Big Give.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 25

WHO:
10 a.m.: BMX rider and TV personality Ricardo Laguna
Noon: Comedian Jeff Civillico
1 p.m.: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky
3 p.m.: Million Dollar Quartet – Benjamin D. Hale
4 p.m.: cast from Chippendales
5 p.m.: Jersey Boys – Graham Fenton and Rob Marnell
6 p.m.: Absinthe – Angel Porrino
7 p.m.: cast from Frank Marino’s Divas
8 p.m.: PEEPSHOW – Josh Strickland and cast
9 p.m.: X Burlesque dancers cast members

WHERE:
Miracle Mile Shops

Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters, between House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Las Vegas Fight Shop
3663 Las Vegas Blvd., S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

ABOUT:  In its inaugural year, Nevada’s Big Give raised more than $413,000 for local nonprofits. This year, the organization hopes to raise $1 million for Nevada charities within one day. The initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2013.

Miracle Mile Shops Serves As Official Headquarters For Nevada’s Big Give, April 25

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS SERVES AS OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS FOR NEVADA’S BIG GIVE, APRIL

On Thursday, April 25, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will serve as the official headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give, 24 hours of online giving supporting nonprofits serving the state of Nevada.

The campaign will operate out of a retail store located between House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Las Vegas Fight Shop. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and make a donation to their favorite charity. While there, guests may also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win themed prize packages, including a Girls Weekend package ($2,960 value), a Foodie package ($1,255 value) a Music package ($1,800 value) and more. Raffle tickets $25 each or five for $100. All day, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens will display the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s Big Give.

As part of its partnership with Nevada’s Big Give, Miracle Mile Shops will provide five $1,000 cash donations called “Golden Tickets” to five different nonprofits that will be selected at random. Each charity that receives a donation online during the hour before a Golden Ticket drawing will be automatically eligible to win the $1,000 prize. Winners will be selected at random throughout the day and announced on Nevada’s Big Give’s Twitter (@NVBIGGIVE) and Facebook pages.

Additionally, between 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., local celebrities and community leaders, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, will visit Nevada’s Big Give headquarters inside Miracle Mile Shops to make personal contributions to the campaign. Select restaurants will feature light bites at the retail space for guests and volunteers.

In its inaugural year, Nevada’s Big Give raised more than $413,000 for local nonprofits. This year, the organization hopes to raise $1 million for Nevada charities within one day. The initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2013. The Caring, Giving, Changing campaign raises funds for local charities and organizations through monthly fountain fundraisers, community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations.

About NevadaGIVES
Established in 2003, NevadaGIVES is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to increase awareness of philanthropy so more people give back in a way that is meaningful to them. The goal is to build a vibrant, effective and growing philanthropic community that improves the quality of life for all Nevadans, as well as to support volunteerism by serving as an informational resource. For more information about NevadaGIVES, visit www.nevadagives.org.

Nevada’s Big Give:
The second statewide online giving initiative, Nevada’s Big Give, will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Nevada’s Big Give is a day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. This initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Unlike any other philanthropic event, Nevada’s Big Give is an opportunity to benefit all Nevada nonprofits by activating donations online. It’s as simple as: Point. Click. Give. Every registered 501(c)(3) organization in Nevada is eligible to participate and receive donations on April 25th through the website www.NVBigGive.org. Charities that participated last year will automatically be signed up. After more than $400,000 was raised in the first year of the event, the goal this year is to raise double that in one 24-hour period for nonprofits across the state by encouraging Nevadans to give where they live.

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; Dollheads, the first blow-dry and extensions bar on the Strip; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.