Enter to Win Your Opportunity to Meet Shania Twain With New Sweepstakes Benefiting the Shania Kids Can Charitable Foundation

Enter to Win Your Opportunity to Meet Shania Twain 
With New Sweepstakes Benefiting the 
Shania Kids Can Charitable Foundation
Winner will join Shania at rehearsals for her new Las Vegas show, attend opening night show for Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and receive a custom Shania motorcycle from Count’s Kustoms


Enter to win now through November 21 at http://www.ifonly.com/Shania


As she prepares for the launch of Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this December, the country superstar has announced a new sweepstakes benefiting her charitable foundation, Shania Kids Can (SKC)
The winner will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Shania during a sneak peek of rehearsals for her new Las Vegas production, as well as access to VIP table seating at her opening night show and an invitation to the invite only after party on Friday, Dec. 6, a custom Shania motorcycle from Count’s Kustoms, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Count’s Kustoms’ motorcycle shop and museum in Las Vegas. 
Fans can enter the sweepstakes now through November 21 at http://www.ifonly.com/Shania for the chance to win the following package: 


  • Attend rehearsals for an exclusive sneak peek of her new Vegas show and meet Shania
  • Join the cast of “Counting Cars” for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Count’s Kustoms motorcycle shop and museum
  • Meet Shania at her opening night post-show party for a photo and reveal of Count’s Kustoms’ custom chopper 
  • Two seats at VIP table with the “Counting Cars” cast with champagne service and stellar views for Opening Night
  • Hotel accommodations for two (2) at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for two (2) nights 
  • Roundtrip airfare for two (2) from continental U.S. and Canada


Established in 2010 by Shania Twain, SKC provides services that promote positive change in children’s lives in time of crises and economic hardship. SKC provides children with one-on-one consultations, academic support and group activities, as well as nutritious snacks and meal programs where needed, all while in the safe, confidence-building environment that is the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse. These children are learning the skills to cope with and overcome family hardships which, in turn, improves their ability to succeed in school. For more information about Shania Kids Can, please visit: www.shaniakidscan.com.


Shania, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to Shania’s Las Vegas show to the Shania Kids Can (SKC) foundation.

Doris French Elementary School is located 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip serving about 550 students each year from very diverse backgrounds. The students represent more than 25 countries and speak more than 17 different languages. About 25% of the students are learning to speak English. The vision of French Elementary is to provide high-quality education, social and emotional support, and a positive and safe learning environment for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.  At French Elementary, the mission is to lay the foundation for on-going growth and achievement, while promoting social responsibility within the community.


Elementary school can be very challenging for their students due to the complex trauma many of them experience through hunger, housing insecurities, lack of medical and dental care, and unsafe living environments. The support from Shania Kids Can helps to create a safe and nurturing environment for students that are facing some of the most significant challenges in their daily lives, helping them set goals and fully participate in their education.  The goal at French Elementary is to ensure that all students receive the support they need to feel safe at school and supported at home.


Count’s Kustoms is a one-of-a-kind, world renowned hot rod and chopper customization and restoration shop located in the heart of Las Vegas and owned by Danny “The Count” Koker for nearly 20 years.
Metal on metal, mild to wild, the Count’s Team puts great pride and care into every one of their projects, no matter how big or small. Each project, vehicle or motorcycle, receives the same level of attention, fitting the particular tastes and desires of each client.
Count’s Kustoms is a one-stop shop for paint, upholstery, frame-up builds and service. Their custom hot rods and choppers exceed expectation with creativity and die-hard quality, not to mention incredible handling and ride-ability.
Some of Count’s clientele include Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Mötely Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Blandini, Dee Snider, UFC fighter Matt Hughes, BMX Pro Chad Kagy and artist Michael Goddard. 


IfOnly is the world’s premier consumer and B2B marketplace of extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From top celebrity talent to local luminary artisans, chefs, guides, and experts, IfOnly offers access to the greatest experiences for the greater good—raising millions of dollars for over 200 charitable organizations.


We also leverage our proprietary technology and unique content to provide turnkey corporate solutions—including experience platforms, content, gifting, speakers, and events—for leading global brands like Mastercard, Amex, Dell, Salesforce, and many others.
IfOnly was founded in 2012 and is Series D start-up which has raised $40 million to date. Our investors include NEA, Khosla Ventures, American Express, Mastercard, Hyatt, Sotheby’s, Condé Nast, and Founders Fund. You can visit our US site at http://www.ifonly.com.  



Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency to Boost Awareness and Fundraising Initiatives for the Shania Kids Can Charitable Foundation

Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency to Boost Awareness and Fundraising Initiatives for the Shania Kids Can Charitable Foundation

L-R: Students from the SKC Clubhouse at ORR Middle School, Las Vegas
with Illusionist David Copperfield; SKC founder Shania Twain

With the announcement of Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino comes an opportunity to highlight and raise funds for the country superstar’s charitable foundation, Shania Kids Can (SKC)
Exclusive packages, including front row seats and more, are now available at http://www.ifonly.com/Shania, with proceeds benefiting SKC. On the last show of each month, SKC will be offering an exclusive and the only opportunity for a meet and greet and photo with Shania. 
The 23 performances on sale are:
December 2019: 6,7,11,13,14,18
March 2020: 13,14,18,20,21,25,27, 28 
May 2020: 20,22,23,27,29,30 
June 2020: 3,5,6
Additionally, Shania, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have announced that $1 of every ticket purchased to Shania’s Las Vegas show will be donated to SKC. Established in 2010 by Shania Twain, SKC provides services that promote positive change in children’s lives in time of crises and economic hardship. SKC provides childrenwith one-on-one consultations, academic support and group activities,as well as nutritious snacks and meal programs where needed, all while in the safe, confidence-building environment that is the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse. These children are learning the skills to cope with and overcome family hardships which, in turn improves their ability to succeed in school. For more information about Shania Kids Can, please visit: www.shaniakidscan.com.
About Shania Kids Can – Las Vegas:
The Shania Kids Can program launched in Las Vegas in 2013. Determined by needs within the Las Vegas community, SKC has operated at both elementary and middle school levels. During the 2019-2020 school year, the program will be offered at Doris French Elementary School. Extracurricular excursions are offered to students as part of SKC’s programming, allowing the kids opportunities to explore, learn, and be treated to special outings. Recently, the Las Vegas SKC students at ORR Middle School were guests of Illusionist David Copperfield at one of his live performances. Copperfield and his wife Chloe Gosselin, who areloyal supporters of SKC, arranged for a private meet and greet with the kids after the show. “I can’t thank David and Chloe enough for the generosity shown by them to the kids in our Las Vegas SKC Clubhouse,” says Shania.
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One of music’s most renowned trailblazers and the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency, opening at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. 


Shania will serve as creative director for her new Las Vegas show, combining her three decade-long career with inspiration from her iconic videos and elements from her 2018 sold out global NOW tour. This country rebel at heart will push the boundaries in Vegas, just as she always has done, taking fans on a journey of nostalgia and blowing them away with outside-the-box concepts and visual spectacles.


Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. PT. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, June 20 10 p.m. PT. Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will have access to a presale on Thursday, June 20 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. The 23 performances going on sale are:


Dec. 2019: 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18

March 2020: 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28

May 2020: 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30

June 2020: 3, 5, 6


General ticket prices begin at $60 plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com/shaniavegas or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.


Additionally, Shania, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have announced that $1 of every ticket purchased to Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be donated to Shania Kids Can. Established in 2010 by Shania Twain, Shania Kids Can (SKC) provides services that promote positive change in children’s lives in time of crises and economic hardship. SKC provides children with one-on-one consultations, academic support, group activities as well as nutritious snacks and meal programs where needed, all while in the safe, confidence-building environment that is the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse. For more information about Shania Kids Can, please visit: www.shaniakidscan.com



Shania Twain is a five-time GRAMMY winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Twain remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Twain’s albums include Shania Twain, Twain’s Platinum-selling 1993 debut; The Woman in Me, her GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Twain’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.


Recognizing her indelible impact and achievements in music, Twain is the first and only female to receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award and she recently received the Icon Award at Billboard’s Women in Music ceremony. Twain’s hits include “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still the One” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” Shania’s first album in 15 years, NOW, was released in September 2017 and debuted at No. 1 on the BillboardTop 200 albums, making it the first female country release in over 3 years to top the all genre chart. Additionally, the album landed at No. 1 on the BillboardTop Country album charts and went to No. 1 in Canada, Australia and the UK. The release of the album was followed by a year-long sold-out World Tour.



Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Mariah Carey, Journey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; Steely Dan and Anita Baker at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Def Leppard and Florida Georgia Line at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.



Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, impressive restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House, and the award-winning Spice Market Buffet, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort also features The Scene Pool Deck with the Strip’s first and only stand-alone wave machine, the FlowRider. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, Zappos Theater showcases resident headliners Christina Aguilera, Def Leppard, Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain. Magician Criss Angel performs an over-the-top visual spectacular of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK®” in the newly-renovated Criss Angel Theater. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com. Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.


Shania Twain to Honor Lionel Richie at Power of Love Gala








Global Superstar Shania Twain to Present Lionel Richie with Honorable Award at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala

Global Superstar Shania Twain will present Lionel Richie with an honorable award at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala on Saturday, March 16, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The pair duetted on a re-recording of “Endless Love” in 2012, hitting the top of the Billboard U.S. Hot Singles Sales charts. Twain will present Richie with an award in honor of his impactful musical contributions to the world and his support of Keep Memory Alive and its mission to find a cure for memory disorders by raising necessary funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Other talent appearing to honor Richie include Snoop Dogg, NE-YO, Miguel, Anthony Anderson, Leona Lewis, Bernie Williams, Pedro Capo, and Greg Phillinganes. The evening will also honor Lonnie Ali, wife and caregiver of the late Muhammad Ali, with the Caregiver Hero Award and feature Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Humm’s culinary talent.

The Power of Love Gala is a critical platform for fundraising and generates the majority of annual revenue needed to provide service, care and resources for patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurocognitive diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, frontotemporal dementia and related disorders, multiple sclerosis and more.

For event updates, upcoming announcements or additional information visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.


About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth and keepmemoryalive.org.

About Keep Memory Alive:

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information, call (702) 263-9797 or visit keepmemoryalive.org.

Liddy Clark’s “Single On Valentine’s Day” Exclusively Premieres On Radio Disney Country


Just in Time For Valentine’s Day, Clark Releases Lyric Video for Her New Breakup Anthem

 Eighteen-year-old rising star Liddy Clark joins the ranks of strong female country singers and songwriters like Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Shania Twain and Miranda Lambert by singing about love and heartache, a topic covered by many genres, but perfected by Country music, in her soon to be hit song “Single On Valentine’s Day” which exclusively premiered on Radio Disney Country. To watch the lyric video for Liddy Clark’s “Single On Valentine’s Day” click here.

“I had the best time writing this song. I love putting a spin on a holiday like Valentine’s Day. This is the perfect remedy for anyone who isn’t happy about being single this Valentine’s Day,” said Clark.

Radio Disney Country features chart bound young artists and today’s biggest country hits. Phil Guerini, Vice President, Music Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide and General Manager, Radio Disney Network said, “We are so excited to be able to support Liddy. We have been early champions of her music and look forward to watching her grow as an artist.”

For more information on Liddy Clark visit liddyclark.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

About Liddy Clark
Liddy Clark is an eighteen-year- old singer/songwriter who forges a fresh, new path in country music with keep-it- real lyrics and trailblazing sonic landscapes. Her music blends a world-wide-open youthfulness and “ain’t-scared” attitude, topped-off with a definitive hallmark vocal that has led to over 450,000 social media following. Over the past 6 months Liddy has seen her brand and music championed by the biggest purveyors of talent in the music industry, including spotlight opportunities from Disney. In rarefied air for artists of her age, these opportunities, paired with a work ethic that sees the fiery red-head churn out two-hour sets regularly; have proven her as a welcome addition to the global music scene. Beyond her music, Liddy has been featured in print ads for national brands American Girl, Scholastic Book Club, as well as an X-factor commercial with industry innovator Simon Cowell. She has also been chosen by Seventeen Magazine as a Social Influencer with the “Seventeen Social Club”, and tabbed by Seventeen to be the first-ever Seventeen PROStyles Twitter and Instagram Takeover participant in country music.

The Smith Center Announces Diverse Spectacular Fall-Winter Lineup

Smith Center


Enjoy Broadway blockbusters, one night concerts and sensational shows beginning this September; Tickets on sale July 29


The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup  featuring the world’s favorite Tony® Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. Tickets for individual performances will be available for purchase beginning Friday, July 29, at 10am PST, and ticket prices start as low as $29. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com


Celebrated worldwide for its roster of unparalleled musical and theater offerings, The Smith Center invites guests to enjoy a cozy evening at Reynolds Hall, Cabaret Jazz and/or Troesh Studio Theater, where they will present a variety of shows including Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another…20th Anniversary Tour, Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour, An Evening with Bob Newhart, Lainie Kazan, Rumer Willis, Ana Gasteyer, Harlem Quartet and Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” and more.


Tickets may be purchased by visiting the box office at The Smith Center, by phone at 702.749.2000 or online at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information on this season’s productions, please see below.




Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joining forces with Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of melodious force. This harmonious night at Reynolds Hall will feature Branford Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, Justin Faulkner on drums, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary. This one-night-only performance promises to look beyond the great American song book, as they perform a special lineup that follows a standard Jazz format. They are known to be one of jazz’s most powerfully performing bands, and there will be nothing standard about them.


For high-res photos, click here.


An Evening with Paul Anka

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

This Canadian-born singer and songwriter has remained a vital recording artist for an astonishing seven consecutive decades. He has been minting musical hits since 1957’s “Diana,” and his catalog includes some of the most memorable songs in modern entertainment. His notable works include, Tom Jones’ marquee songs, “She’s a Lady,” and lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Don’t miss this notable night with Anka as he performs his greatest hits accompanied by his sensational band.


2015 Hi Res Photo Paul Anka - Annie Leibovitz


Wild Kratts Live!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” when they set off “to the creature rescue” and activate some Power Suits in order to confront a comic villain. Through various and hilarious pratfalls and some amazing animal ‘wow facts,’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns home Living Free in the Wild.




Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.



Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Join us for a night of jazz from Wynton Marsalis, accompanied by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra. Marsalis is known for his ability to blend different styles of jazz together, with inspiring sounds from the roaring twenties, swing dance melodies, and more.  This spectacular ensemble comes together for a night of harmonious jazz music.



Jethro Tull – Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world as the music and voice behind legendary Jethro Tull, celebrated his 48th year as an international musician. During his career, Anderson and Tull have released 30 studio and live albums and have sold more than 60 million copies since the band first began performing at London’s famous Marquee Club in February 1968.



Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another… 20th Anniversary World Tour

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $30

This “male a cappella group” is anything but a blue blazer-wearing, straight-laced group. SNC has emerged as a phenomenon with an enormous following, as well as various national TV appearances and CD releases. The “I’ll Have Another World Tour” will be celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary together through the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make sensational music with a sense of humor. They have built a reputation of being an unforgettable experience.



Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

The legacy of the adored “Mister Rogers” continues on with a live performance of the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids. Now, Daniel and his friends are coming to your neighborhood to enchant audiences in person.



Deepak Chopra: The Future of Wellbeing

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Deepak Chopra creates a roadmap for “higher health” based on his latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. Chopra will address questions like, “Is there an ultimate reality?”, “Do we have the ability to influence the future evolution of the cosmos?”, and “How does our understanding of consciousness also enhance our capacity for total wellbeing?”. These questions and others will be discussed as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing.




Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Celebrating his 60th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. Mathis is well known for his ability to perform an incredible variety of styles and categories. Mathis is best known for his popular hits like, “Chances Are,” and “It’s Not For Me To Say.” He has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his career, he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Billboard hits, and held the #6 album artist in history on Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received five GRAMMY® Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.



Celtic Thunder: Legacy

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Ticket prices start at $24

Celtic Thunder: Legacy is an exciting new live show from Celtic Thunder, the singing group from Ireland, that celebrated the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. Their performances include hits like “A Place of The Choir,” “Galway Girl,” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy.” This show will include styled variations of classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as “Danny Boy,” and “Buachaille On Eirne,” to more modern day songs like, “Falling Slowly,” and “Ride on.”



An Evening with Bob Newhart

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Comedy legend Bob Newhart is as beloved as he is enduring. His spectacular career has included three television shows, over 14 feature films, a best-selling book and thousands of live and recorded performances as a stand-up comedian. His famous routines include, “The Driving Instructor,” and “Sir Walter Raleigh.” Newhart has exploded the happenings of everyday life with an underplayed punch line, that has earned him a large fan base, three GRAMMY’S® and the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. This mild-mannered accountant has earned his place on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Comedians of All Time” and has been presented with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. You won’t want to miss this performance designed for audiences both young and old.


BOB Newhart. Howie Grapek_NEW



Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. This merry and bright holiday musical is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!




Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $25

American comedian and YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is performing live for her Las Vegas Mir-fan-das. Miranda Sings is a comically talentless, egotistical, misguided, yet quirky and endearing character who gives inept “tutorials” of her daily activities, discusses current events that she often misunderstands and rants about her critics, often reading her hate mail and responding with her classic catch phrase “Haters Back Off!” Watch as she brings her YouTube personality to life, and laugh as she breaks out of the computer screen and onto the stage.






Susan Anton: Already Home

Friday, Sept 9. and Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Los Angeles based performer Susan Anton and her band of more than 35 years reprise their highly applauded show “Already Home.” This will be an evening of diverse music that celebrates music and world events that have helped shape our lives. The Smith Center is delighted to bring this show to Las Vegas and host her debut performance on the Cabaret Jazz stage.



Bruce Harper Big Band with Elisa Fiorillo

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Ticket prices start at $20

The Bruce Harper Big Band is comprised of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and features jazz vocalist, Elisa Fiorillo. This band plays all of the great jazz classics from the great American songbook specializing in the spectacular compositions of Allen Imbach.



David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $15

David Perrico, the Las Vegas Review -Journal’s “Best of 2013”, composer, and conductor returns to Cabaret Jazz with his high energy Pop Strings Orchestra. This celebrated jazz artist leads the 15-piece ensemble featuring Naomi Mauro and Eric Sean’s powerful vocals along with special guest jazz vocalist Laura Shaffer. They will perform renditions of Rob Stewart, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Donny & Marie, Terry Fator,  and more.


David Perrico . Pop Strings Orchestra


Lucky Peterson

Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era as a searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist. His many talents are truly mind-boggling. Over the past decade, Peterson recorded a string of albums for a variety of labels, ultimately leading him to document his own life on the compelling, autobiographical The Son of a Bluesman.




Iris DeMent

Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Iris DeMent, a two time GRAMMY® nominee, once praised by the late Merle Haggard as “the best singer I have ever heard”, brings us the 2015 release of ‘The Trackless Woods’, a collection of songs set to the work of acclaimed 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. After having been introduced to Akhmatova through a book of Russian poetry given to her by a friend, DeMent embarked on the project as a way to more deeply connect with the culture of her daughter, who she and her husband, the musician Greg Brown, adopted from Siberia in 2005. The poems, which immediately resonated for DeMent’s gift as a singer, The Oxford American beautifully describes her as being “capable of carrying so much exultation on the one hand and so much sorrow on the other, with so little costomery or ornamentation, that it can seem as if she has lived an entire life inside every note she delivers.”



The Freddy Cole 85th Year of Celebration

Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Ticket prices start at $37

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” -The New York Times. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in the timbre to his brother Nat King Cole, his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings even more. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate – make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz. Cole’s career continues to ascend as he moved into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own.



Acoustic Alchemy

Thursday Oct. 20, and Friday Oct. 21, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This new age-fusion group blends styles of jazz and pop with flamenco, reggae, and folk. They see beyond the limits of genres and embrace a broad spectrum of styles.




Lainie Kazan

Friday Oct. 28, and Saturday Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Award-winning singer, movie, Broadway, and Emmy nominated actress is making her way to Las Vegas. Her previous credits include Broadway musical FUNNY GIRL, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, MY FAVORITE YEAR, and Ethel Merman tribute DOIN’ WHAT COMES NATUR’LLY.  She has performed at many nightclubs, grand hotels, concert halls around the world, and is now bringing her celebrated talent to The Smith Center stage.




Rumer Willis

Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Rumer began singing at the age of 3, performing for her family in their living room.  She joined a music conservatory in Idaho at the age of 12 studying opera and then continued her classical training at Interlochen Arts Academy. Lending her talents to various musical theatre productions in high school as well as joining the Jazz Band, her love of music only continued to grow. In 2014 she started a weekly residency at the famed Sayers Club in Hollywood, where she honed her stage presence and sultry vocals. After releasing her cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” on iTunes last year, she took the stage for her Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”  Most recently she starred in the film adaptation of the Musical “Hello Again” and made her solo cabaret debut and the famed Cafe Carlyle, receiving rave reviews from the NY Times and other publications across the board. She is currently working on her debut album with legendary writer and producer Linda Perry.




Ana Gasteyer

Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This American actress of stage, film, and television is best known for her roles on  the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Gasteyer moved from television and film straight to the Broadway stage where she originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical WICKED, and was nominated for a Jefferson Award for her performance. She also performed in the Kitty Dean Broadway play THE ROYAL FAMILY. Then Gasteyer returned to Saturday Night Live for a Mother’s Day episode in 2010. She released her first jazz standard album in 2014, and is now coming to Las Vegas to perform on the Cabaret Jazz stage.




Dee Dee Bridgewater

Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $45

This three-time GRAMMY® Award winning singer-songwriter, Tony® Award – winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio’s syndicated radio show “JazzSet” with Dee Dee Bridgewater is making her way to Vegas. She will be taking the stage two nights in a row to perform a spectacular jazz standard concert.



Hymns of Hawai’i with George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I & Kawika Kahiapo

Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Best known as the “Renaissance Men of the Big Island,” George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’l and Kawika Kahiapo will be bringing the essence of aloha’ to The Smith Center stage with the help of some friends. For two nights, they will serenade audiences with the iconic-island sounds for the holiday season.





Harlem Quartet with Aldo Lopez-Gavilan

Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $49

Cuban piano, prodigy Aldo Lopez-Gavilan comes to the U.S. for his Fall 2016 tour with the Harlem Quartet. Lopez-Gavilan is best known for his mastery of piano performed with a spectacular afro-Cuban jazz tradition. This performance offers a vibrant blend of classic piano repertoire, jazz standards, and Lopez-Gavilan’s own compositions.



Steve Solomon’s – “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays”.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

From the creator and star of one of the longest running one-man shows in history: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” we bring you: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” to bring hilarious stories and wild laughter to The Smith Center stage. This holiday season, Steve Solomon will help everyone in Las Vegas remember why even the craziest families are worth loving.


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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 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, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 240-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened 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.

Entertainment Icon Jerry Lewis and AEG Live’s H. C. Rowe to be honored at Global Gaming Expo’s Casino Entertainment Awards

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Entertainment Icon Jerry Lewis and AEG Live’s H. C. Rowe to be honored at Global Gaming Expo’s Casino Entertainment Awards

Legendary Casino Entertainer Comes to Global Gaming Expo for Industry’s Top Honor



Comedic legend Jerry Lewis will be presented the Casino Entertainment Legend award by “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton at the Global Gaming Expo’s (G2E) third annual Casino Entertainment Awards on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 inside Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


Veteran casino entertainment executive H. C. Rowe, AEG Live’s Executive Director of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, also will be honored with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award.


Presented by G2E and the American Gaming Association (AGA), the Casino Entertainment Awards are the only awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. The Casino Entertainment Legend Awards recognize lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.


With worldwide box office receipts in excess of $800 million (when most tickets were sold for 25-50 cents) – Lewis achieved global acclaim for his groundbreaking comedy. He rose to fame as a Las Vegas headliner in the 1950s and was the world’s top box office star 1952-56 with Dean Martin and 1957-64 solo. A dedicated philanthropist, Lewis raised more than $2 billion for muscular dystrophy patient care and research; for 28 years, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon was broadcast from Las Vegas.


H.C. Rowe experience as an entertainment industry veteran spans over three decades. As Executive Director of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Rowe oversees all aspects of the venue’s operation and programming in addition to relationships with some of the world’s greatest entertainers including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld, Shania Twain, Bette Midler, Cher and others.


Comedian/actor Tommy Davidson will emcee the awards show. Davidson gained national attention on the variety show “In Living Color” and has appeared in numerous films and TV series.


Complimentary tickets will be distributed to G2E attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Casino Entertainment Awards booth (#20) in the Integrated Resort Experience at G2E in The Venetian ballroom, adjacent to the Sands Expo and Convention Center.


Nominees for 2015 Casino Entertainment Awards:


  • Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year – Kell Houston, Houston Productions; Terrye Seigel, Terrye Seigel Productions; Scott Thomas, Buzz Entertainment
  • Casino Booking Agent of the Year – Brodie Becker, WME Entertainment; Brad Bissell, Creative Artists Agency (CAA); Seth Shomes, The Agency Group
  • Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year – Grand Event Center, Golden Nugget Lake Charles; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino; The Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino
  • Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year – AVA Amphitheater, Casino del Sol; Battery Park, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City; Event Center, Turning Stone Resort
  • Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year – Adam Kallick, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino; Bob Rech, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino; Robyn Smith, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
  • Casino Comedian of the Year – Tim Allen, Rodney Carrington, Ron White
  • Casino Musical Artist of the Year – Little River Band, Olivia Newton John, Ronnie Milsap
  • Casino Entertainer of the Year – Human Nature, Penn & Teller, Shania Twain

Casino entertainment executives attending G2E also will gather on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9 p.m. inside Vinyl for the Casino Talent Buyers Bash, featuring musical performances by Domino, Dr. Zhivegas, Mullett and The World Famous Ink Spots. G2E badge holders will receive complimentary VIP admission.


Entertainment Seminars at G2E

Throughout G2E, attendees can take advantage of several seminars of relevance to the entertainment scene. For a full list of seminars, visit http://bit.ly/G2ESeminarHighlights/.


Seminar Highlights:

  • Captivate Casino Guests: A Fresh Take on Entertainment. Hear from industry and marketing experts on how to redefine entertainment, capture new customers and appeal to existing customers by incorporating multi-generational products, programs and promotions into your property.
  • Licensing Entertainment: Gaming Brands Marriage with Pop Culture. When entertainment and gaming unite, the result can be magical. At this session, hear experts from both sides discuss the personality of brands and the importance of preserving the brand’s essence in any context.


About Global Gaming Expo 2015

Global Gaming Expo 2015 , the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry, is broadening its scope to match the changing gaming-resort landscape and position its attendees for the future. Complementing an expanded gaming focus, the 2015 show will introduce the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as guests would experience them in a gaming-resort setting. This new effort will deliver a complete “end-to-end” solution to help casinos attract more guests, encourage them to stay and play longer, and increase revenue per visitor. The annual event showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features keynote addresses by high-profile leaders from within and outside of the gaming industry.


The Global Gaming Expo takes place September 28 – October 1 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. For more information about the Global Gaming Expo 2015, please visit www.globalgamingexpo.com.

VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas


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VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas

Tickets for next run of shows (May 14 – June 13) go on sale
Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT


Singing sensation Véronic DiCaire will make her highly anticipated return to Bally’s Las Vegas for performances from May 14 – June 13, 2015. The vocal impressionist, who just completed a tour in Europe, will take the stage in VÉRONIC Voices for 14 performances that go on sale Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT.

“The ‘Voicettes’ and I have been traveling all over Europe and we’re so excited to be coming back to Las Vegas,” said Véronic. “Las Vegas audiences have been so supportive and I can’t wait to be back on stage there.”

Since its debut in June of 2013, VÉRONIC Voices has been met with critical acclaim, being named one of “Las Vegas’ Don’t Miss Shows” by USA Today and others. Co-produced by Celine Dion, the show honors the world’s biggest singers, past and present, who have made their mark on music history. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic recreates the voices of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and many, many more.


Véronic performs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Bally’s Las Vegas. New show dates available for sale starting Friday, April 24 include May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28 and 29, June 4-6, and June 11-13.


Tickets for VÉRONIC Voices range in price from $45 to $95 (additional service fees apply). Tickets are available in person at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas box office, by calling (855) 234-7469 or (702) 777-7776, or online atwww.ballyslasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com keyword “Veronic.” For up-to-date show information, visit www.veronicvoices.com.


Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is located on the center of the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. The 44-acre resort features two 26-story hotel towers including the all-new Jubilee Tower and offers more than 2,800 guestrooms, including 244 suites. The resort features highly acclaimed restaurants including BLT Steak and Sea Thai, as well as the famous Sterling Brunch, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a Party Pit, poker room, 1,100 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens. An entertainment legend in itself, Bally’s Las Vegas is home to Jubilee, the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip and the last remaining showgirl production of its kind, as well as VÉRONIC Voices starring female tribute artist Véronic DiCaire. For more information, please visit www.ballyslasvegas.com. Find Bally’s on Facebook and follow on Twitter.


AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey (opening May 6), and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17) and  is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

VIDEO / PHOTOS / RECAP: #MansionParty at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Brings Memorial Day Weekend Festivities to New Heights



Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrated Memorial Day Weekend in style with a three-day #MansionParty featuring a number of unexpected surprises and celebrity sightings. Notable names in attendance throughout the weekend included Carlton Gebbia of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Thursday, May 22); Shania TwainDavid Copperfield and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (Friday, May 23); and comedian Brad Garrett (Saturday, May 24).


#MansionParty at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. was a specially created event for the long holiday weekend featuring entertainment in every room of the Mansion-like venue, unique bottle service presentations, beats by resident DJ Wiki, a smorgasbord of late night feasting options, a special Midnight show and impromptu entertainment and guest interactions from Vegas Nocturne cast members.


A rebirth of the social club, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is a modern twist on clubs of the night—a truly communal venue, where the experience lies not only with the power of production, but within the excitement of improvisation. This new venue delivers an unexpected mash-up featuring world-class partner Coastal Luxury Management, curating food and beverage, and entertainment partner Spiegelworld, creators of the anchor live entertainment inside Rose. Rabbit. Lie., Vegas Nocturne.  Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is open Wednesday through Saturday with doors opening for dining and bars at 5:30 p.m.; Vegas Nocturne plays two distinct shows at 7:30 and 9:30 each night; nightlife begins at 11 p.m. with a special show at Midnight; and The Club and after-hours dining stay open until 4 a.m.

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2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDSChrissy Teigen, Lucy Hale, Omar Epps and more join list of presenters

To Air Live Sunday, May 18, 2014 From The MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC at 8pm ET

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.  The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.Ludacris will take to the Billboard stage while in the midst of filming his role in the highly anticipated Fast & Furious 7.  The musician-turned-actor has received many of the music industry’s top accolades for his work, including Grammy Awards for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” for the song “Yeah!” in 2005, “Best Rap Song” for “Money Maker,” and “Best Rap Album” for the album Release Therapy in 2007. He has also received twelve nominations from the BET Awards, winning two: “Viewer’s Choice” for “Yeah!” in 2004 and “Best Collaboration” for “Runaway Love” in 2007. He also earned five No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and 29 top 10 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. On the Billboard Hot 100, he’s earned 18 top 10 singles — the third-most of any hip-hop artist in history after Jay Z (21) and Lil Wayne (19). Ludacris’ upcoming album, “Ludaversal,” is due out this fall.

In addition to his heavily awarded music career, Ludacris is an esteemed actor, having appeared in the acclaimed indie drama Hustle & Flow, the smash hit Fast and the Furious sequels 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6, and the 2006 Academy Award Best Picture Winner, Crash, which earned him the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards. He has also had a recurring role as “Darius Parker” in the long-running hit television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Newly-revealed stars slated to present alongside Ludacris throughout the evening include Chrissy Teigen, Danica McKeller, Jack Antonoff, Josh Groban, Lucy Hale, Omar Epps, Phillip Phillips, Sarah Hyland, Shania Twain and The Bachelorette’s Andy Dorfman.

They join a lineup up of previously announced performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, and Shakira, in addition to a Michael Jackson world premier experience.

The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com, and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player (available upon request). Fans can check out the full experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.

Fans can ask questions to their favorite nominees, presenters and performers at the Billboard Music Awards using Instagram’s Q&A Station. To submit, fans should create an Instagram video and tag it with #AskBBMAs. Artists will see the fan questions backstage and respond live with their own 15 second video during the BBMAs on May 18. Answers will appear on the @officialbbmas Instagram account.

Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers.  Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook  and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.

2014 Billboard Music Awards sponsors and partners include Chevrolet, CITI ThankYou, Cumulus, Guggenheim Partners, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Live Nation, Music Choice, Samsung Galaxy and Yahoo.

Multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy Award(r)-winning artist and actor Ludacris has been a mainstay on the Billboard Music Charts since 2000, when he released the hit single “What’s Your Fantasy?” off his debut album Back for the Fantasy. He has since released a string of hits that have included Billboard Hot 100 number ones (“Stand Up,” “Money Maker”) and Top Tens (“Move Bitch,” “Splash Waterfalls,” “Pimpin’ All Over the World,” “Runaway Love”), as well as Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top Tens (“Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” “Rollout [My Business],” “Saturday [Oooh Oooh!],” “Get Back,” “Number One Spot”). Ludacris has also been a reliable featured guest on Top Tens for Missy Elliott (“One Minute Man,” “Gossip Folks”), Mariah Carey (“Loverboy”), LL Cool J (“Fatty Girl”), Chingy (“Holidae In”), Usher (“Yeah!”), Ciara (“Oh”), Jamie Foxx (“Unpredictable”), Fergie (“Glamorous”), and others.

Ludacris is also a dedicated philanthropist, whose passion for giving back to the community inspired him to establish the Ludacris Foundation in 2001, a non-profit organization which seeks to inspire youth through education and memorable experiences and to live their dreams by uplifting families, communities and fostering economic development. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LudaKids.

Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Photos: 11,221 Santas Join Shania Twain for Las Vegas Great Santa Run

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On Saturday, December 7, Opportunity Village made history as 11,221 participants dressed like Kris Kringle for the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run in Downtown Las Vegas. Led by Grand Marshal Shania Twain, the iconic event beat its personal record and defeated Liverpool rivals for the “World Santa Challenge” championship.

“We were blown away by the outpouring of support from the Las Vegas community,” said Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “This was truly one of our best events yet, and we look forward to keeping the momentum going into the run’s 10th year.”

Shania Twain, who currently headlines SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace looked glamorous in a white Santa hat and chic black and white cape.

“I want to give all of you a big thank you for supporting this beautiful cause,” she told the excited crowd as she beamed from Fremont Street Experience’s Third Street Stage.

After the national anthem, sung by JERSEY BOYS star Jeff Leibow, Twain guided the racers to the starting line on East Fremont Street where she was escorted by none other than Santa Claus in a shiny, red Jeep “sleigh” provided by Sahara Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Twain led the traditional “on your mark, get set, go!” countdown to start the race and the thousands of runners took off for the 5k, followed shortly by a one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk.

In honor of the event’s return to Downtown Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared the morning’s festivities as the city’s official “Las Vegas Great Santa Run Day.” Representatives from Liverpool’s Santa Dash were on-hand to award the “World Santa Challenge” trophy to Opportunity Village, which has now held the coveted title for nine years. Shania Twain’s Great Santa Run team won the prize for the most funds raised and The Venetian/Palazzo took the title of the largest race team.

Throughout the day, racers were treated to acts from Las Vegas’ hottest performers: Jabbawockeez taught the Santas a special dance as part of their #CokeRedMoves campaign and had everyone grooving with the official Coca-Cola polar bear; Zumba girls, Kat & J-John, warmed up the audience with exciting aerobics; Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie had the crowd singing along to holiday classics; Opportunity Village’s “OV Elvi” drummed and danced to some of Elvis’ greatest hits; and George Dare belted out event’s official theme song, “Run, Santa, Run!”

Hungry racers stopped by popular food truck Lobster ME for a post-race bite, and event sponsors Krispy Kreme, Circle K Convenience Stores, Jamba Juice and Core Power provided runners with free food samples throughout the morning. The fun continued after the race as Hennessey’s Las Vegas hosted the official Great Santa Run after party.

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Photo Credits:
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About The 2013 Las Vegas Great Santa Run

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run® serves as the largest annual fundraiser benefitting Opportunity Village, with thousands of participants flooding the streets for a 5K run and one mile walk each year. The 2013 Great Santa Run took place on Saturday, December 7 in Downtown Las Vegas.


About Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Recently voted by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers for “Best Community Organization,” for the second year in a row, Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. Serving nearly 3,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village provides its “OVIPs” with vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to make their lives more productive and interesting.

Shania Twain to Serve as Grand Marshal for Las Vegas Great Santa Run

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 Country superstar Shania Twain will proudly serve as the Grand Marshal of Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Marking the 5k’s ninth year, Twain will join thousands of Kris Kringles in Downtown Las Vegas for the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser.

“It is an honor to partner with Opportunity Village on this incredible event,” said Twain, who currently headlines SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “I love getting involved with the Las Vegas community and am excited to give back to such an amazing organization this holiday season.”

As part of her Grand Marshal duties, Shania will welcome more than 10,000 Santa lookalikes and kick off the race alongside Opportunity Village’s “OVIP” clients. To encourage registration, Twain will head a Great Santa Run team for her fans to join, raising money for the wonderful, unique services provided by Opportunity Village. The following fundraising goals will lead to exclusive prizes, including:

  • $50 – Official Team Shania T-Shirt
  • $250 – Access to Team Shania VIP Tent with complimentary breakfast; Team Shania T-Shirt
  • $500 – A pair of tickets to SHANIA:STILL THE ONE; access to Team Shania VIP Tent with complimentary breakfast; Team Shania T-Shirt
  • $1,000 – A pair of VIP tickets to SHANIA:STILL THE ONE with VIP Meet and Greet after the show; access to Team Shania VIP Tent with complimentary breakfast; Team Shania T-Shirt

Sign up to be a part of Team Shania at the Great Santa Run here.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Twain involved in Las Vegas’ jolliest 5k,” said Linda Smith, Opportunity Village’s Chief Development Officer. “Her participation is a testament as to how far this run has come over the years, and we couldn’t be more excited to flood the streets of Downtown Las Vegas with Santas!”

2013 will see the event’s return to Downtown Las Vegas, the original birthplace of the Great Santa Run. The race course will begin under the glowing overhead screens of Fremont Street Experience and continue throughout downtown, passing a number of landmarks and some of Las Vegas’ most captivating architecture. Participants can choose to run in the 5k or the one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk.

Additionally, this year the Great Santa Run will fight to keep its reigning title of World Santa Challenge Champion. This friendly competition takes place between festive fun runs in cities across the globe, including Liverpool, Tasmania and Osaka, to see which race can accrue the most participants. During its nine year existence, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run has won the coveted award eight times.

As in years past, the Great Santa Run will entertain with live performances, food, costume contests, celebrity appearances, and more, as local businesses join in on the fun in support of Opportunity Village.

Pre-registration is open for the 2013 Great Santa Run at LasVegasSantaRun.org and costs $40 for individuals, $35 for team members (team pricing applies to groups of five or more) and $25 for children 12 and under; day-of registration is $50 for adults and $35 for children. The participation fee includes a five-piece Santa suit and gifts, with proceeds going to Opportunity Village.


About Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Recently voted by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers for “Best Community Organization,” for the second year in a row, Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. Serving nearly 3,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village provides its “OVIPs” with vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to make their lives more productive and interesting.


Las Vegas Strip Headliners Come Together for One Special Performance for NF Hope

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Las Vegas Strip Headliners Come Together for One Special Performance for NF Hope

Frankie Moreno, Human Nature, Cast members from ABSINTHE, JERSEY BOYS & more perform at Third Annual NF Hope Concert Oct. 20 at The Venetian

On Sunday, Oct. 20, The Strip’s most engaging headliners will shine their star power on the fight against Neurofibromatosis at the Third Annual NF Hope Concert.   Performers from across The Strip’s stages will come together at The Venetian Showroom for a one-day-only performance benefitting the NF Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to families and individuals with neurofibromatosis, more commonly known as NF. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NVCCF) in their support of local families touched by NF. The Third Annual NF Hope Concert will feature performances by some of the biggest names in Las Vegas as well as an impressive silent auction. Tickets are on sale now and prices start at $45. They are available by calling any Venetian/Palazzo box office at 702-414-9000, or online at www.Venetian.com.

The star-studded concert will include performances by Frankie Moreno, Human Nature, Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton, ABSINTHE’s “Green Fairy” Melody Sweets, cast members from JERSEY BOYS, ROCK OF AGES, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and many more.  Joey Dowling from FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” will present a piece created for the Troupe, a local dance competition team.  There will also be special performances by two talented performers living with NF.  This year’s silent auction items include tickets to Celine Dion, Shania Twain, JERSEY BOYS, ROCK OF AGES, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, show memorabilia, restaurant certificates, spa certificates and much more.

The concert, produced by JERSEY BOYS star Jeff Leibow with Neil Miller and Pat Caddick as consulting producers from The Chimaera Group, is inspired by Leibow’s daughter Emma, who was diagnosed with NF at the age of nine months. NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that results in a mutation on a gene that normally suppresses tumor growth. This allows for tumors to grow on any nerve in the body without warning. Leibow and his wife Melody conceived the idea for the concert upon the realization that they had an obligation to their family and the 100,000 people living with NF to educate more people about the disorder.

“Despite all our prayers and wishes that Emma might stay untouched by this disorder, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January.  It is a horrible, frightening thing to hear about your child, but our fears have only fueled our wish to do everything we can to make a difference in the fight against NF,” said Leibow.

NF is one of the most common genetic disorders and affects more than 100,000 Americans, making it more common than cystic fibrosis, hereditary muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease and Tay Sachs combined. Despite its commonality, the disorder struggles to get federal support every year.

“Since 1996, advocacy has provided most of the research money for neurofibromatosis, and we are doing everything we can to keep that going.  Since its inception in 2011, NF Hope has raised nearly $50,000 for NF Network, a national non-profit dedicated to helping individuals with neurofibromatosis.  It is still our dream to see NF Hope become a national organization producing concerts all over the US.  For now we are focused on continuing to make this concert a staple in Las Vegas with the hope of making a difference in Emma’s life and the lives of the more than 100,000 people living with NF in the US alone,” Leibow added.

The Third Annual NF Hope Concert will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas. The show begins at 1 p.m., and the lobby will open at 11:45 a.m. for the silent auction.  Ticket prices range from $45 – $60 plus tax and service charges. To purchase tickets, call the Venetian/Palazzo Box Office at 702-414-9000 or visit www.Venetian.com.

About Jeff Leibow:
Jeff Leibow came to Las Vegas as one of the original cast members of JERSEY BOYS and continues to get rave reviews for his portrayal of Nick Massi five years later. Before JERSEY BOYS, Jeff performed in professional theaters all over the country garnering award nominations for many of his roles. Here in Las Vegas, he has made giving back to the community a priority, involving himself with every charity event and benefit concert he can fit into his schedule. Since 2009 his daughter has become the top priority as has raising awareness of NF. http://jeffleibow.com

About NF Network:
Neurofibromatosis (NF) Inc. was established in 1990 and is the leading organization supporting the education, awareness and research through advocacy to help find a cure for NF. You can find more information about Neurofibromatosis, Inc. at www.nfnetwork.org or by calling the office at 630-510-1115.

About NF Hope:
Founded by Jeff Leibow and his wife, Melody, NF Hope was created to produce fundraising events in the Las Vegas Area to support the efforts of all NF charities.  The premier event is the Annual NF Hope Concert.  Since its inception, NF Hope has raised nearly $50,000 for Neurofibromatosis research and advocacy efforts.  For more information about NF Hope, or to stay up to date on upcoming events, please visit http://nfhope.org or follow us on Twitter @vegasnfbenefit.

About Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation:
Established in 1993, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers programs and services for critically ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada.  The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life-threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders, neurofibromatosis and other immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer.  Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services and www.thecaringplacenv.org for services for adults touched by cancer.

About the NF Hope Concert Volunteers:
The Las Vegas community has reached out to help in making this Concert happen! There are many more opportunities to become involved, and all are welcome! 

John Mayer to Perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – 4/7

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The Academy of Country Music announced today GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer to perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. In addition, country superstars Gary Allan, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band have been added to present. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.


Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies and The Band Perry. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line. 


Country music artist Gary Allan, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Vegas star Michael Chiklis, Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, music star John Fogerty, omg! INSIDER co-anchor Kevin Frazier, country music artist Faith Hill, San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, country music artists Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, country music artists Jake Owen, Reba, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band, and A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Korie Robertson.



About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Celebrates Grammy Winning Artists

495 Grammy Nominations and 126 Grammy Awards


The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has a long tradition of being home to the greatest entertainers in the world, and as it gets set to celebrate its own 10th anniversary this year, The Colosseum is also commemorating the remarkable family of artists that has graced its stage and racked up an impressive number of Grammy nominations and awards.


Since hosting Celine Dion’s very first Las Vegas concert and the beginning of her legacy as a live performance icon, artists appearing at The Colosseum have a combined 495 Grammy nominations and 126 Grammy awards to their credit.  When the roster is broken down to just The Colosseum past and current resident artists (Celine, Elton, Shania, Rod, Cher & Bette), between them they have an extraordinary 97 nominations and 21 wins.


Resident Artist (Past and Current) Grammy Nominations/Awards
Artist                 Nominations Awards
Celine Dion 21 5
Cher 7 1
Bette Midler 13 3
Elton John 25 6
Rod Stewart 14 1
Shania Twain 17 5
Non-Resident Artist Grammy Nominations/Awards
Artist Nominations Awards
Aretha Franklin
35 18
Bob Dylan 36 10
Brooks & Dunn 15 2
Diana Ross 10 0
Dolly Parton 45 7
Faith Hill 15 5
Garth Brooks 14 2
Gloria Estefan 11 3
Hank Williams Jr. 10 1
Jamie Foxx 7 1
Janet Jackson 27 5
John Mellencamp 12 1
Juan Gabriel 6 0
Kylie Minogue 5 1
Lionel Richie 2 0
Luciano Pavarotti 3 3
Luis Miguel 12 5
Mariah Carey 34 5
Paul Simon 8 5
Ricky Martin 6 1
Stevie Nicks 8 0
Sting 27 11
Tim McGraw 18 3
Tony Bennett 32 16
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace currently plays home to resident artists Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart. For additional show and ticket information visit www.TheColosseum.com.


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


About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 180 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain (beginning Dec. 2012). For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Rao’s Caesars Palace Hands Down More Family Traditions In The Kitchen With Third Youtube Video



Love Italian-style comfort food? Rao’s is yet again inviting guests to cook up more family traditions and follow along with the fun in the kitchen. Now with a third YouTube video, the restaurant is allowing viewers the chance to spend a few minutes behind-the-scenes for a cooking demonstration with Rao’s New York chef, Dino Gatto.

In “Rao’s Family Traditions: Penne Vodka” the third installment of the special video series filled with an up-close and personal take on the sought-after familytraditions, Chef Gatto presents another one of Rao’s desired dishes – Penne Vodka. Whether you’re entertaining guests or expanding your cooking repertoire, this tantalizing tomato-based dish can be made with just a few ingredients.Featuring vodka, heavy cream, marinara sauce, penne pasta and optional diced prosciutto, the flavors of this Italian delight will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Rao’s Caesars Palace is open Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch and nightly from 5 p.m. -11 p.m for dinner. For reservations, please call (702) 731-7110 or visit www.RaosVegas.com for more information.

About Rao’s Caesars Palace
Rao’s first opened its doors as a local saloon and 10-table restaurant in East Harlem, New York, in 1896. After receiving three stars in 1977 by former New York Times dining critic, Mimi Sheridan, the restaurant exploded in national popularity and was recently named as the toughest reservation to land in the United States by Bon Appetit magazine. In 2006 Rao’s opened its second outpost at Caesars Palace and made an immediate impact on the Las Vegas culinary scene and is now recognized as one of the city’s top dining experiences. For social media updates connect at www.Facebook.com/RaosRestaurant or follow the fun on Twitter @RaosRestaurants.

About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 181-room Nobu Hotel. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the award-winning Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Shania Twain Wraps First Run of New Show at The Colosseum

International Superstar Triumphantly Launches Her Two-Year Residency in Las Vegas


Due to High Demand, Tickets for May and June 2013 Now On-Sale


Shania Twain turned heads as she recently rode up the famed Las Vegas Strip on horseback, and is turning even more heads as she wraps her triumphant return to performing on stage in SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. On Saturday, Shania wrapped the first run of her two-year residency at Caesars Palace, having played 10 sold-out shows and receiving rave reviews from critics including:

“Shania Twain has taken over Sin City.”- Billboard
“She still looks sexy as sin… her voice sounds better than ever.” – Toronto Star
“… big, fun and full of surprises…” – Las Vegas Review-Journal
“The Strip has a bona-fide new superstar …other Strip stars will now have to kick it up a notch to stay even.” – Las Vegas Sun
“You will be walking out with a smile on your face as we did!! ” – Vegas24Seven


Fresh on the heels of the sold-out first run, tickets for an additional 12 shows scheduled between May 14 and June 1, 2013 are now on-sale. Prices range from $55 to $250, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased by calling 800-745-3000 or 888-9-AXS-TIX, online at www.shaniainvegas.com or www.thecolosseum.com and in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-866-574-3851.Tickets are now available for the following 26 spring 2013 performances:


March 2013: 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
April 2013: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10
May 2013: 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31
June 2013: 1


Developed by Show Creator and Executive Producer Shania Twain – one of the world’s best-selling female artists of all time – SHANIA: STILL THE ONE is a concert celebration that takes fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania’s life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory experiences, fashion and a few unexpected surprises.  Produced by AEG Live and directed by Raj Kapoor, the show also features creative expertise from Production Designer Michael Cotten, Costumier Marc Bouwer and Lighting Designer Peter Morse to add to Shania’s vision of SHANIA: STILL THE ONE.


The spectacular, high-energy production is a compilation of Shania’s most celebrated hits including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,” “You’re Still The One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and features a 13-piece band and four male dancers.  SHANIA: STILL THE ONE is designed to give audiences that intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience – with no fan more than 120 feet from the magnificent stage.  The high-tech production incorporates some unexpected surprises including multi-scent show projectors, a new 4D multisensory technology that has never been used before in a concert setting.


For additional show and ticket information, visit shaniainvegas.com or thecolosseum.com or follow updates from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Twitter @ColosseumatCP.

Human Nature Ends Successful Run at Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino

Human Nature Ends Successful Run at
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The successful run of  Australia’s sensational singing group, Human Nature, at Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino has come to an end. Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Ultimate Celebration of Motown has entertained tens of thousands of audience members at its legendary location. The final performance was last night, Sunday, November 25.

Opening at Imperial Palace on May 23, 2009, Human Nature quickly became one of the Las Vegas Strip’s favorite shows. Yesterday’s final performance was the group’s 776th at the historic venue. In addition to fans from all over the world seeing the show, past celebrity attendees include Susan Lucci, Mike Tyson, Shania Twain, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Berry Gordy, Original Supreme Mary Wilson, and Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo.

The band will follow the final performance at Imperial Palace with tour dates in Florida, followed by a national tour of their native country, Australia.

“We are eternally grateful for Human Nature’s time at Imperial Palace,” said Adam Steck, Founder and CEO of SPI Entertainment, Inc. “The opportunity to perform at such a legendary location, at the center of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip helped catapult the group to the success they have today. We are very thankful to all of the people with Caesars Entertainment and Imperial Palace for their continued support through the years.”

About Human Nature
For over 20 years, Andrew Tierney, Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen have entertained audiences worldwide with their performances. The band has released nine albums, five of which went to #1 in their native continent, selling millions of records world-wide and garnering 23 platinum awards, 70 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 hits. The group has opened for Celine Dion and Michael Jackson in Europe and Australia, performed the Australian national anthem at the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, and performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was taped before thousands in Australia. Their chart-topping Motown tribute, Reach Out, went five-times-platinum, attracting the attention of famed songwriter Smokey Robinson, who recorded “Get Ready” with them. The band has also inked a comprehensive worldwide deal that includes merchandise, sponsorships and endorsements, ticket/music bundling, touring and corporate gigs with Universal Music Group’s Universal Music Enterprises. www.humannaturelive.com.


About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment, Inc. is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, The Australian Bee Gees Show, and American Storm. www.SPIentertainment.com