Don McLean To Be Awarded George & Ira Gershwin Award For Lifetime Musical Achievement On May 17

Don McLean To Be Awarded George & Ira Gershwin Award For Lifetime Musical Achievement On May 17

McLean also announces Father’s Day weekend concert at Elvis Presley’s Graceland on June 15

Don McLean, America’s legendary singer and songwriter, will be awarded the George and Ira Gershwin Award for lifetime musical achievement on behalf of the Student Alumni Association of UCLA. In recognition of George and Ira Gershwin’s contributions to American music and in honor of their gift to UCLA, the UCLA Student Alumni Association established the annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in 1988.

“I am such a great lover and admirer of the work of the Gershwin’s that to receive this award is a thrill,” said McLean. “In popular music the modernism of their music put them in a class by themselves.”

McLean will accept the award on Friday, May 17 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, during UCLA’s 2019 Spring Sing event. The 31st edition of the award is in recognition of the tremendous contributions McLean has made to the music industry throughout his career. Reserved for influential musical figures, past recipients include Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Julie Andrews, Lionel Richie, Anthony Kiedis, The Who and last year’s recipient, Linkin Park.

“On behalf of UCLA, I am thrilled to present the 2019 George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement to Don McLean,” said Award Director, Isabella Dohil, “whose poetic lyrics have transcended time and remain a staple of American culture. Don’s contributions to music have been profound and he continues to capture audiences both young and old through his dynamic storytelling.”

McLean To Perform During Father’s Day Weekend Concerts At Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Memphis is recognized worldwide as the “home of the Blues” and the “birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll,” and Graceland’s Father’s Day Weekend Celebration lives up to those honors with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Don McLean and his chart-topping hits will perform on the Soundstage at Graceland on Saturday, June 15.

“I will be at Graceland for a Fathers Day concert and I will sing ‘And I Love You So,’ a song I wrote which Elvis sang during the last year of his life,” said McLean. “It also appears on his album, Today, released in 1975.”

Throughout the weekend, guests will be treated to tours of the iconic Graceland mansion, Elvis Presley’s Memphis™ entertainment complex and experience the brand-new Graceland Exhibition Center featuring three fantastic exhibits: Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time, Memphis Music Legends and A Century of the American Motorcycle. To purchase tickets, please visit GracelandLive.com/don-mclean.

Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Classic hits like “American Pie”, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So”, “Crossroads” and “The Grave” propelled McLean into the mainstream. Many of his songs have been recorded and sung by musicians from every genre, including Madonna‘s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000, George Michael’s rendition of “The Grave” in 2003, and James Blake’s version of “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).”

Having recently honored the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, and receiving Million-Air certifications from BMI for over 5 million certified airplays of “American Pie” and 3 million certified airplays for “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” McLean continues to bring his classic hit songs to stages around the world.

Don McLean On Tour:
MAY 10 – The Greenwich Odeum / East Greenwich, R.I.
MAY 11 – Paramount Hudson Valley Theater / Peekskill, N.Y.
JUN 07 – South Orange Performing Arts Center / South Orange, N.J.
JUN 15 – Graceland LIVE / Memphis, Tenn.
JUN 29 – Cape Fear Community College / Wilmington, N.C.
JUL 03 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa / Catoosa, Okla.
JUL 20 – Ponte Verda Concert Hall / Ponte Verda Beach, Fla.
JUL 27 – Dosey Does / The Woodlands, Texas
AUG 02 – The Rose / Pasadena, Calif.
AUG 03 – The Canyon / Montclair, Calif.
AUG 16 – Ojai Libbey Bowl / Ojai, Calif.
AUG 17 – Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center / Valencia, Calif.
AUG 26 – Live at Amsterdamse Bos / Amsterdam, Holland
AUG 27 – Snape Maltings Concert Hall / Saxmundham, U.K.
AUG 29 – Middlesbrough Town Hall / Middlesbrough, U.K.
AUG 31 – Southport Theatre & Convention Center / Southport, U.K.
SEP 01 – Moseley Folk & Arts Festival / Birmingham, U.K.
SEP 08 – Rams Head On Stage / Annapolis, Md.
SEP 20 – The Cabot / Beverly, Mass.
SEP 21 – Tupelo Music Hall / Derry, N.H.
OCT 04 – Golden Nugget Casino / Las Vegas, Nev.
OCT 06 – Coach House Concert Hall / San Juan Capristrano, Calif.
Click here for Don’s most updated tour calendar

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. In 2000, “American Pie” was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 album, Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.

 

THE GREATEST PIANO MEN STARTS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT MARCH 26 AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS

 

THE GREATEST PIANO MEN
STARTS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT MARCH 26
AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
Show Celebrates Music’s Best from Beethoven to Billy

THE GREATEST PIANO MEN, the electrifying production that celebrates the world’s greatest pianists and showmen including Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard — all the way to Beethoven and Liberace, will perform from March 26-April 21 at Flamingo Las Vegas.

 

THE GREATEST PIANO MEN features four remarkable pianists/singers: creative director/producer Donnie Kehr, Greg Ransom, Peter Peterkin and Stephen “Hoops” Snyder, who team up to take the audience on a musical journey through history’s most influential and talented piano icons. In addition, the show features a seven-piece backing band, video and storytelling all of which combines for a thrilling 90-minute celebration featuring 25 hit songs.

 

“This isn’t the traditional tribute show,” said Executive Producer Steve Leber. “These four guys are amazing performers who take the audience through the history of the greatest piano players the world has known. There’s nothing like it on any stage, anywhere.”

 

THE GREATEST PIANO MEN performs nightly except Mondays. Performance times vary; please visit flamingolasvegas.com for schedule. Tickets start at $49 plus tax and fees and are now on sale at the Flamingo box office or at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Flamingo Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas is a true desert oasis. The center-Strip resort features more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites, including the FAB rooms and the award-winning Flamingo GO Rooms and Mini Suites. Celebrating its 70th anniversary at the end of 2016, the historic hotel-casino is home to a sprawling 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, mature island vegetation and tropical wildlife, three distinctive pools including the adult GO Pool  Dayclub, and several outdoor wedding gardens. Flamingo Las Vegas offers a wide variety of dining options with eateries such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Center Cut Steakhouse and Mexican hot spot Carlos ’n Charlie’s. The resort also hosts an all-star line-up of entertainers including brother-sister duo Donny & Marie, Piff The Magic Dragon and the late-night adult revue X Burlesque. Flamingo Las Vegas is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit flamingolasvegas.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Flamingo Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner, Stevie Wonder at Marquee, Amy Schumer at Beauty & Essex Saturday

Saturday night was filled with celebration for Travis Scott’s exclusive residency at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Newly minted 21 year-old Kylie Jenner’s birthday revelry continued as she and Travis celebrated the debut of his album Astroworld at #1.  The club was decked out in Astroworld theme as Travis took to the Marquee stage and performed a medley of hits along with several new tracks.  Kylie and friends took in the show from a VIP table where she was also surprised with a cake marking her newly legal status.

 

Also spotted at Marquee was Stevie Wonder, fresh off his Las Vegas concert.

 

Following her standup performance at The Cosmopolitan, Amy Schumer dined with friends and fellow comedian George Wallace at Beauty & Essex, snapping a photo for her Instagram feed.

Photo Credit: Radis Denphutaraphrechar/Global Media Group

Fremont Street Experience to Host Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band Salute To The Troops Free Concert

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Fremont Street Experience to Host Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band
Salute To The Troops Free Concert

Disabled Veterans Travel to Vegas from Walter Reed at Naval Support Activity Bethesda & Fort Belvoir


 Fremont Street Experience will host, for the third year, a special post-Veterans Day free concert featuring actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band. Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band’s “Salute To The Troops” concert at Fremont Street Experience will be Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage The event will kick off with the Nellis Air Force Base Color Guard and Lt. Daniel Vargas singing the National Anthem.

A program of the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Lt. Dan Band has a singular mission when it puts on a concert: Honor. Gratitude. Rock and Roll. It’s a high energy performance as the twelve-member group covers hits from classic to contemporary, featuring the songs of Stevie Wonder, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, the Zac Brown Band, and more – there are even swing tunes from the 1940’s. You name it, there’s something for everyone. Whether boosting morale on military bases at home and abroad, raising awareness at benefit concerts across the country, or headlining a Gary Sinise Foundation Invincible Spirit Festival, the band entertains and inspires and it is Gary’s mission to deliver a message of giving back to our defenders wherever the band performs.

In addition to the Gary Sinise Foundation, this year’s event is made possible thanks to sponsors American Airlines, MGM Resorts International, USO Metro, Fort Worth Airpower Foundation, and Fremont Street Experience.

“Every year we like to show our gratitude for all that our active and retired military have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our country, said Tom Bruny, Director of Marketing of Fremont Street Experience. We are thrilled to have Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band return to Fremont Street Experience for the third year and be a part of this special tribute to our soldiers. We are also honored that we could welcome affected soldiers from around the country to enjoy this special concert.”

Sinise, who played Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie Forrest Gump and starred on the long running TV show CSI: NY, is founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping and honoring U.S. service members, veterans, first responders and their families. His band has performed for troops all over the world. The concert is free and open to the public. A VIP area will be set up in front of the stage to be exclusively used by approximately 150 disabled veterans from both Walter Reed at Naval Support Activity Bethesda & Fort Belvoir. This trip is sponsored & produced by American Airlines, which charters a plane to fly the disabled veterans to Las Vegas.  The Mirage is their host hotel while in Vegas and Landry’s Bubba Gump restaurant at Planet Hollywood will be hosting them for a pre-concert dinner.

 

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Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band perform. Photo credit: GarySiniseFoundation.org

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A VIP area for approximately 150 disabled veterans from both Walter Reed at Naval Support Activity Bethesda & Fort Belvoir at the Lt. Dan Band “Salute the Troops” free concert at Fremont Street Experience on November 8, 2014. Photo credit: Scott Roeben of Fremont Street Experience.

About Gary Sinise and Gary Sinise Foundation
Actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise has been actively and tirelessly supporting the troops for over thirty years.  Among his numerous film and television roles, it was his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump which formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community.  After several USO handshake tours in 2003, Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band” and began entertaining troops serving at home and abroad. Performing pop hits to classic rock staples, the 12-member cover band has played for over half-a-million troops and their families. His endless work on behalf of those who’ve served has earned Sinise many distinguished awards including The Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, the Spirit of the USO Award, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense, and most recently the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association. He is the 2015 recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer award from the West Point Association of Graduates and in 2008 he received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation, only the third actor ever to receive this honor. He was named an Honorary Chief Petty Officer by the United States Navy and an Honorary Marine by the United States Marine Corp.

In 2011, Sinise started the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to honor defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a specially adapted custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans.  Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad.  The Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Soaring Valor, Invincible Spirit Festivals, and Arts & Entertainment Outreach.  Over the years, the Foundation has formed numerous corporate partnerships that support many of the Foundation’s programs.

The Gary Sinise Foundation (Federal Tax ID 80-0587086) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27963. For more information, visit garysinisefoundation.org.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot long Zipline and the 1,750-foot long Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 14 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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Madame Tussauds Debuts World’s 1st Bruno Mars Wax Figure in Las Vegas

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MADAME TUSSAUDS UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST BRUNO MARS
WAX FIGURE IN LAS VEGAS

 

 International pop superstar Bruno Mars has been immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to celebrate his 30th birthday. The “Uptown Funk” star will be on display starting this Thursday, Oct. 8 inside the “Music Room,” which is home to fellow music maestros ranging from Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj to Stevie Wonder.

Bruno Mars is an 18-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. At the top of 2014, Mars made NFL history with the most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show that amassed a record breaking 115.3 million viewers, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. The critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician has sold more than 130 million singles worldwide and was named Billboard’s 2013 “Artist of the Year.” His most recent album, “Unorthodox Jukebox” and his debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” have a combined certification total of 94x Platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley.  Mars most recently teamed up with Mark Ronson on the smash hit “Uptown Funk.” The international hit single is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 of the 2010s and is the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1.

Looking at home in front of a keyboard, Mars’ figure was created by Madame Tussauds’ studio team taking 20 dedicated artists nearly six months to complete. The figure was first sculpted in clay by hand then covered in a plaster cast. Once the clay was removed from the cast, the wax was poured in and allowed to cool. Nearly six weeks were spent meticulously inserting each hair by hand which is customary for Madame Tussauds’ studio team. Finally, the figure was fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth, while countless layers of tinted paint were applied to build up skin tones – all to achieve the astonishingly lifelike figure styled to pay homage to Mars’ retro showmanship. Mars personally donated the royal blue jacket that his figure wears.

To purchase tickets to be the first to see Mars and Madame Tussauds’ collection of more than 100 figures, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

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ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms. Relive “The Hangover” with Alan and Phil in “The Hangover Experience,” pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, get on the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens 365 days of the year at 10 a.m. For general admission, adults (ages 13 and up) are $29.95; children (ages 4 through 12) are $19.95; children under 3 are free. For more information, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter and Instagram  @TussaudsVegas.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s top and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees.

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood, California and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Missouri.; Atlanta, Georgia.; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

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2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

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2015 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar Headline The Three-Day Festival
September 25 – September 27

Tickets now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com

 

Today, Life is Beautiful Festival announced the official artist lineup for the third edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will return to Downtown Las Vegas to provide festival- goers an exciting experience of world-class cuisine, extraordinary art and some of the world’s biggest musicians.

 

Headlining this year is 25-time GRAMMY®  winner and  global  superstar, Stevie  Wonder, Las Vegas hometown rockstars, Imagine Dragons, hip-hop heavyweight, Kendrick Lamar, and music  legends, Duran Duran, who are among more than 70 established and emerging artists to hit the four outdoor stages throughout the weekend.

 

In collaboration with Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will host an entire Insomniac curated music area, taking over one of the four stages on the festival grounds. World leading and fresh faced dance music artists on this year’s lineup include Thievery Corporation, Porter Robinson, Major Lazor, DJ Snake, Tchami, Cashmere Cat and many more.

 

2015 Life is Beautiful Festival Lineup

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Duran Duran, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Major Lazer, Death Cab For Cutie, Brandon Flowers, Kygo, Atmosphere, Twenty One Pilots, Porter Robinson, Thievery Corporation, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Metric, DJ Snake, Awolnation, Walk The Moon, RL Grime, Run The Jewels, Rebelution, GRiZ, Future Islands, SOJA, Royal Blood, Madeon, Glass Animals, Lindsey Stirling, Clean Bandit, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Best Coast, Robin Schulz, The Green, TCHAMI, SZA, Against Me!, Dan Deacon, Meg Myers, Cashmere Cat, New Politics, Tommy Trash, Two Gallants, Ryn Weaver, Shamir, What So Not, Big Data, Elle King, JAUZ, Saint Motel, BØRNS, X Ambassadors, Klingande, Halsey, SALVA, Leikeli47, The London Souls, Kaleo, Giraffage, Andra Day, Mercer, Night Terrors of 1927, Parade of Lights, Peking Duk, Jared & The Mill, Mercy Music, and more to be announced!

In 2014, more than 90,000 fans came together for Life is Beautiful, which expanded to a three-day festival following its amazing success. Now in its third year, the all-ages cultural experience continues to grow with the return of the world’s most influential culinary experts, artists and interactive learning sessions.

 

Directed by Ryen McPherson of Critical Focus, the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival lineup video takes over Downtown Las Vegas with music by Atmosphere & Against Me!.

 

Tickets are now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com. Advance tickets are available in limited quantities on first- come-first-serve bases.

 

Three-Day General Admission (GA) Tickets:

  • Advance 3-day GA: $235 plus taxes/fees
  • Regular 3-day GA: $255 plus taxes/fees

 

VIP Tickets:

  • Regular 3-day VIP: $595 plus taxes/fees

 

VIP Tickets Include:

  • One 3-day VIP pass to Life is Beautiful 2015
  • Access to private viewing areas at the Downtown and Ambassador stages
  • Access to the “VIP Lounge” located adjacent to the Downtown and Ambassador stages, featuring:
    • Shaded VIP relaxation area with comfortable furniture and lounge chairs
    • Exclusive VIP-only food vendors, art vendors, and art installations
    • ‘Culinary Corner Stage’ with daily chef celebrity demonstrations and tastings
    • Private air-conditioned restrooms with attendants
    • Charging stations and live-streaming of the festival stages, culinary demonstrations and major sporting events
  • Access to VIP priority seating for all Learning Pillar speakers
  • Limited edition custom festival merchandise gift
  • Exclusive express VIP lanes at the festival gates, with re-entry allowed all weekend
  • Dedicated VIP concierge in the VIP Lounge at both Downtown and Ambassador Stages

 

Additionally, returning this year is the festival’s partnership with Wynn Nightlife, the industry leaders in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences. In collaborating with Life is Beautiful, Wynn Nightlife will enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP services. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. For inquiries:  vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

For continued updates on the festival, artists and more, please visit www.LifeisBeautiful.com.

2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded by Rehan Choudhry in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 60,000 attendees in its first year, grew to more than 90,000 attendees in its second year and expanded to a three-day festival. The company is now branching out with an international online forum focused on social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest

festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and   YouTube.

R&B Crooner Bobby Brooks Wilson Performs at the Suncoast Showroom on May 1 and 3

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R&B Crooner Bobby Brooks Wilson Performs at the Suncoast Showroom on May 1 and 3

R&B and soul singer Bobby Brooks Wilson will entertain the audience at the Suncoast Showroom on May 1 and 3.

Wilson first made waves in the entertainment community for his remarkable impression of legendary Jackie Wilson – later to find out that the man he emulated onstage was actually his father. Wilson got his start in a talent show performing the James Ingram classic, “Just Once,” and became a regular at karaoke bars. After an impressive performance of the Motown classic “My Girl,” Peter Hernandez of Peter and the Love Notes approached Wilson and invited him to perform with the Hernandez family, including Hernandez’s son, pop icon Bruno Mars.

During a Hernandez family performance, 1960’s rocker Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders recognized Wilson’s talents and likeness as similar to those of Jackie Wilson, and later recommended him to perform as Jackie Wilson in an impersonator show in Las Vegas.

As his profile for impersonation grew, more and more industry professionals recognized him as a dead ringer for Jackie Wilson, down to his signature laugh; a blood test later confirmed they were father and son.

Today, Wilson performs impressions besides Wilson, including Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and Little Richard. His album “It’s About Time” was released in 2012 and includes soulful covers of Jackie Wilson’s “I Get the Sweetest Feeling” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve been Loving You Too Long,” among others.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling 702-284-7777, or by visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

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About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and an 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

MGM GRAND Monthly Entertainment Listings

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MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

FROZEN FURY XVI: LOS ANGELES KINGS VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE
The NHL returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 4 for Frozen Fury XVI, when the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings take on the Colorado Avalanche. The game will be played as part of the 2014 preseason schedule.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 4
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $53 and $95; $200, $250 and $300 (VIP tickets along the glass and upper railing)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comm or ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
The Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of the band’s History of the Eagles tour. The band will perform classic songs, including some that have never been performed live, as well as songs featured in “History of the Eagles,” the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five No. 1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $85, $155, $195 and $255 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ZAC BROWN BAND
The three-time GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band will bring their Great American Road Trip Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Oct. 17. Special guest Sturgill Simpson will join Zac Brown Band for the show. The band’s three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give and The Foundation, together have sold more than six million copies and produced a historic series of 11 No. 1 hit singles. Last year on the road, the group performed for more than 1.3 million fans during a run of more than 70 headline dates and more than a dozen major festival appearances.

Date: Friday, Oct. 17
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $47, $67 and $89 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to Las Vegas for two fun-filled performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 25 as part of the This One’s For You Tour 2014. Buffett has recorded more than 30 albums, most of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the best-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 25
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $40, $70, $105 and $210 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Sacramento Kings Friday, Oct. 24 in the second NBA pre-season match-up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Superstar Kobe Bryant will lead the Lakers as the team prepares for the 2014 – 2015 season. Sacramento will look to make a name for itself in the highly competitive Western Conference with a roster featuring young talent and experienced veterans.

Date: Friday, Oct. 24
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $25, $40, $55, $75, $150 and $500
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

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PHISH
The American rock band Phish recently announced a 12-date fall tour which concludes with three performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Phish performances blend musical improvisations, extended jams and various elements of a wide variety of genres including progressive rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, jazz, funk, folk, bluegrass and blues. The band’s new album, Fuego, debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. Fuego was recently named one of the “10 Best Albums of 2014 so far” by Rolling Stone readers while NPR Music hailed it as Phish’s “finest work in more than a decade.”

Dates: Friday, Oct. 31 – Sunday, Nov. 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $60 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

15th ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS
The Latin GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Nov. 20. The show will air in the United States on the UNIVISION Network from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. This year marks the seventh time Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast will take place in Las Vegas and the first time at MGM Grand. This year’s nominations will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 24, with additional details to follow.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 20
Time: Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; Show begins at 5 p.m. PST
Prices: $50, $125, $175, $325, $450 and $600 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 41 at 10 a.m. and will be available at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor ticketmaster.com.

MGM GRAND MAIN EVENT
The MGM Grand Main Event, a new men’s college basketball tournament featuring eight teams will tip off November 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event features two four-team brackets with each team playing two games November 24 and November 26. The Heavyweight bracket includes Auburn, Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Tulsa while the Middleweight bracket will feature Louisiana, Milwaukee, Oral Roberts and a final team to be announced. Eight additional games will be played at home sites preceding the games in Las Vegas.

Date: Monday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 26
Times: Morning session: 11 a.m.
Evening session: 5:30 p.m.
Prices: $50, $80, $120, $150 and $200
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Justin Timberlake will bring The 20/20 Experience World Tour back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 28. In March 2013, the GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience Part 1 of 2 which was certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week sales for a male artist in five years. The album hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Continuing the musical journey, Timberlake released the highly anticipated The 20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2 in October 2013 featuring the singles “Take Back the Night,” “TKO” and “Not A Bad Thing.”

Dates: Friday, Nov. 28
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 and $200 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

STEVIE WONDER
Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder recently announced the Songs in the Key of Life Performance, a more than 10-city tour across North America this fall, which includes a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The tour will begin in New York in November and feature a live adaptation of the iconic Songs in the Key of Life. Throughout his career, the celebrated singer has amassed 49 Top 40 singles, 32 No. 1 singles and has received 25 GRAMMY Awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and is an inductee into the Rock and Roll, Songwriters’ and NAACP Halls of Fame.

Dates: Saturday, Nov. 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $45, $75, $125 and $175 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and will be sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the United States in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MGM GRAND SHOWCASE
The action returns in December when the University of Nevada, Las Vegas headlines the MGM Grand Showcase with its first appearance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The action tips off Saturday, Dec. 20 with Oklahoma versus Washington at 6 p.m. PT followed by the Runnin’ Rebels battling Utah at 8:30 p.m. Both games will be nationally televised with Oklahoma-Washington on ESPNU and UNLV-Utah on ESPN2.

Dates: Saturday, Dec. 20
Times: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $30, $50, $75, $150, $200 and $300
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEACHER’S MADHOUSE

Guests are taken on a sensory journey into the unconventional world of Beacher’s Madhouse from the moment they enter the 8,500-square-foot performance theatre. Jeff Beacher, who Rolling Stone magazine declared the “Best Showman on The Strip,” is best known for his ability to push the boundaries of entertainment and fantasy. The venue has been a favorite of some of the world’s most notable A-list celebrities including Johnny Depp, Eva Longoria, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Seacrest, among others.

Dates/Time: Thursday – Saturday: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Dark: Sunday – Wednesday
Prices: $75 and $125 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); VIP packages beginning at $175 include front row table seating and complimentary bottle of vodka or champagne.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com or beachersmadhouse.com, or by calling (323) 785-3036.

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: October 1 – 20; October 28 – November 13; November 21 – December 3;
December 15 – 31
Times: Sunday – Friday: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine December 7 – 13. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than three million copies combined. He also wrote and co-starred in the movie “Beer for My Horses” with country music star Toby Keith. The multi-talented entertainer, who has become a regular at MGM Grand, takes the stage in the Hollywood Theatre multiple times each year.

Dates: December 7 – 13
Time: 10 p.m. nightly
Prices: $59.99, $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Note: $2 from each ticket will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call home in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout 2014 with many of his colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform. Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are October 1 and November 17 – 20 and 22 – 23.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Afrojack, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

HAKKASAN THURSDAYS
Hakkasan Nightclub prides itself on its ability to create unrivaled experiences for its guests. With the launch of its signature industry event Hakkasan Thursdays, the nightspot opens both its main room and Ling Ling Club each week as international DJs bring the latest in electronic music and open-format beats to clubgoers.

ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOWBAR LOUNGES/DINING

TAP
TAP is a high-energy restaurant and sports bar where guests can enjoy the latest sporting events while surrounded by sports history. Every seat in the 220-seat restaurant offers a prime view of the biggest games broadcast live on TAP’s 60 HD flat-screen televisions. One-of-a-kind items collected from events held in Las Vegas, known for hosting many of the world’s biggest sporting events, are displayed throughout the space.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary.
Contact: Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

WHISKEY DOWN
Located on the casino floor, Whiskey Down is an intimate lounge featuring high-end gaming including six Blackjack tables, seven video-poker machines at the bar and seating for up to 64 guests. In its beverage lineup, Whiskey Down offers a wide array of brown spirits including American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies as well as specialty cocktails.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring an innovative drink menu and a progressive music program.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

ROUGE
With sleek chrome accents and Ferrari Red furnishings, this bar and hot spot offers a place where you can quench more than your thirst. A sophisticated staff serves an array of exquisite cocktails, champagnes, fine wines and specialty beers. Live entertainment is offered Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

KÀ LOUNGE
Located at the KÀ Theatre lobby, experience live music and show characters while sipping on handcrafted cocktails Tuesday – Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 45 – 60 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4 – 11); second re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16, with proof of prior admission; not including service fees ***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: 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) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub Las Vegas Pairs Tricky Stewart and The-Dream at Contra Paris Sundays

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Pictured: The-Dream and Tricky Stewart
(Photo Credit: Scott Harrison)

DRAI’S BEACH CLUB • NIGHTCLUB LAS VEGAS
PAIRS WITH MULTI GRAMMY-AWARD-WINNING DUO
THE-DREAM AND TRICKY STEWART AT CONTRA PARIS SUNDAYS


Multi Grammy-winning duo The-Dream and Tricky Stewart were on hand to debut their multi-sensory, urban music experience Contra Paris Sundays on June 8 at Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub on the rooftop of The Cromwell – the first stand-alone boutique hotel on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

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Pictured: Tricky Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Guest, and Victor Drai
(Photo Credit: Scott Harrison )

 

Joining the global hit makers for the inaugural event was legendary musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder. The music moguls were greeted by nightlife impresario Victor Drai at his dazzling new venue 11 stories above the Strip. Contra Paris Sundays will return to Drai’s Nightclub on Sunday, June 29 and will continue the last Sunday of each month.

The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Announces Additional 2013 Performances Dates for Human Nature and Rita Rudner

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The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Announces Additional 2013 Performances Dates for Human Nature and Rita Rudner

WHAT: Additional dates have been added to The Sands Showroom 2013 performance lineup for talent Human Nature, and Rita Rudner. Please update current listings.

Human Nature, Australia’s top-selling pop vocal group and a Las Vegas favorite have reimagined the sounds of Motown to bring you a show that’s as unexpected as it is amazing. The critically acclaimed quartet puts a modern twist on classic Motown hits, featuring songs by Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and more in Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show.

  • Weekly, Thursday through Monday, and Wednesday, October 2nd & 9th
      • 7 p.m.
      • Ticket prices are set at $59.95, $79.95 and $99.95

 

Rita Rudner, the multi-award-winning comedienne, holds the distinguished honor of having the longest-running, most successful one person comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. An internationally renowned entertainer and best-selling author, Rudner has starred in seven HBO comedy specials, her own PBS special, and has written several movie scripts. One of the most legendary performers in the business, Rudner has headlined in Las Vegas since 2000.

      • July 16, August 20, September 10, October 1, October 8, October 22, October 28, October 29, November 5, November 12
      • 8:30 p.m.
      • Ticket prices are set at $59, $79, and $109

 

WHEN: Performance date additions:
Human Nature: Wednesday, October 2nd and 9th
Rita Rudner: Monday, October 28th

 

WHERE: The Sands Showroom
The Venetian Las Vegas
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd  Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

*** Additional show dates to go on sale Friday, August 2nd. For more information, please visit www.venetian.com

 

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

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JOHN MAYER TO PERFORM WITH BRAD PAISLEY
AT THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

GARY ALLAN, FAITH HILL, SHANIA TWAIN, TRISHA YEARWOOD,
CHRIS YOUNG AND ELI YOUNG BAND ADDED AS PRESENTERS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 7th AT 8:00 PM LIVE ET/ DELAYED PT ON CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

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.

 

Performers:
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. 

 

Presenters:
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.

48th Annual ACM Awards Announces Show Opening Performance

BLAKE SHELTON TO PERFORM WITH LUKE BRYAN, SHERYL CROW,
BRAD PAISLEY ON GUITAR, AND PISTOL ANNIES, FEATURING MIRANDA LAMBERT,
ASHLEY MONROE AND ANGALEENA PRESLEY
DURING OPENING OF THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Awards co-host Blake Shelton will open the telecast with a can’t miss exciting performance featuring co-host Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley on guitar,  Sheryl Crow, and Pistol Annies, including Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. This marks the world premiere performance of “Boys ‘Round Here,” Shelton’s second single off his latest album, Based On A True Story… The ceremony honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, 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.

They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. 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. 

 

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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. 

Big Performances Announced for the 48th Annual ACM Awards – APRIL 7

BIG PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED FOR THE
“48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS,”
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE, SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ON CBS

This morning, producers of the 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS participated in a press conference call to announce several exciting moments on this year’s show, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 (8:00-11:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Participating in the call were R.A. Clark, Executive Producer and son of the late Dick Clark, Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music and Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, CBS Specials and Live Programming.

Romeo announced this year’s ACM Lifting Lives Moment which will feature Jewel. She will perform a live mash-up of her chart-topping hit “Hands” combined with “Fill a Heart,” an original song written by singer/songwriter Tori Kelly.

Other call highlights include:

–          Tim McGraw will perform “Highway Don’t Care” with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

–          Hunter Hayes will world premiere his new single “I Want Crazy,” and then be joined later by legendary music icon Stevie Wonder

–          Kelly Clarkson will perform “Don’t Rush”

–          Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes will perform together live from ACM Fan Jam

–          Country superstar Reba will introduce the George Strait and Garth Brooks performance. As previously announced, Strait and Brooks will perform together for the first time ever to pay tribute to Dick Clark. Each will perform a version of one of their classic hits and then join together for a very special moment.

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Crystals at CityCenter Presents a Haute Holiday Season Through January 2013

Crystals at CityCenter Presents A Haute Holiday Season Through January 2013

WHAT:  Tis’ the season to shop at Crystals at CityCenter as the retail destination is outfitted in holiday splendor. Some of the world’s most sought-after designers will showcase a selection of stunning eveningwear on the main stage while a jazz trio fills the air with joyful sounds every weekend.

Produced by Missy Cochran Entertainment, funky jazz trio The Hornzmen will present a musical program tailored specifically for the Crystals holiday shows. Every Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 29, guests are invited to enjoy the trio’s musical sounds as soulful hits made popular by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Bublé are brought to life.

Visitors to Crystals will delight in the seasonal décor and visual extravagances that usher in the spirit of the season through the middle of January. Traditionally ornamented holiday trees and sparkling LED trees fill the air with holiday cheer. Poinsettias and festive flora outline the holiday flower carpet while crimson and silver decorations float silently overhead creating a wondrous winter atmosphere.

To provide shopping inspirations, Nanette Lepore, Stella McCartney, Ermenegildo Zegna, Donna Karan and Fendi will entice and entertain guests with their most fashionable designs on rotating exhibits each Sunday – Thursday on the Crystals main stage.

WHEN:
Designer Presentations:

Dec. 2 – Dec. 6 – Nanette Lepore
Dec. 9 – Dec. 13 – Stella McCartney
Dec. 16 – Dec. 20 – Ermenegildo Zegna
Dec. 23 – Dec. 27 – Donna Karan
Dec. 29 – Jan. 6 – Fendi

Holiday decor: Now – mid-January

HOURS:
Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – midnight

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public

WHERE:
Crystals at CityCenter
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