Vegas Attraction Passport Launches, Offering Admission Discounts to 4 Attractions, 1 Tour

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VEGAS ATTRACTION PASSPORT OFFERS DEEP DISCOUNT FOR ADMISSION TO FOUR ATTRACTIONS, ONE TOUR

Passport Includes Admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, The Mob Museum, CSI: The Experience, The Venetian Outdoor Gondola Ride and One-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket on Big Bus Tours at 40 Percent Savings

 Fun-loving Las Vegas visitors have a brand-new, value-oriented way to enjoy some of Las Vegas’ most exciting experiences: the Vegas Attraction Passport. Launched this month and available for sale at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian, its total value is $141.35, but costs just $79.99—that’s a savings of over 40 percent. The Vegas Attraction Passport includes admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas; The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement; CSI: The Experience, located in The District at MGM Grand; the Outdoor Gondola Ride at The Venetian; and a one-day, unlimited Hop-On, Hop-Off bus ticket for Big Bus Tours.

The new passport is valid for seven days from the date received at the Madame Tussauds box office. In addition to attraction admission, the Vegas Attraction Passport includes special offers, including 20 percent off at the gift shop at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and FREE savings books from Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show.

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.MadameTussaudsLasVegas.com, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter @TussaudsVegas.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

ABOUT CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
CSI: The Experience is a completely immersive attractions that invites visitors to enter the world of Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation. Guests will be put to the test as they attempt to solve the crime mysteries. Complete with three crime scenes, 15 lab rooms, three autopsy rooms and a reporting station, the exhibit allows visitors to investigate a “real” crime scene and interact via video with favorite characters from the hit television show, as well as real-life forensic experts. CSI: The Experience is located at MGM Grand and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last admission is at 8 p.m.). For more information, call (702) 891-5749 or visit www.CSIExhibit.com.

ABOUT OUTDOOR GONDOLA RIDE AT THE VENETIAN
No trip to Venice—or The Venetian—would be complete without a graceful and romantic glide down the Grand Canal in an authentic Venetian gondola. Float beneath bridges as your gondolier sweeps you down the Grand Canal for a ride like no other. A relaxing and romantic gondola ride reveals all the charm, excitement and passion that is

Venice—and The Venetian. The approximately 10-minute outdoor ride operates on a seasonal and weather permitting basis from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and seats a total of four guests per vessel. For more information, call (702) 414-4300 or go to www.venetian.com/gondola-rides.html.

ABOUT BIG BUS TOURS
Big Bus Tours, an open top sightseeing bus, take guests to all the famous landmarks on the Las Vegas Strip and Historic Downtown Las Vegas. Along the way, riders learn about the Las Vegas story through the history and facts provided by entertaining tour guide’s commentary. The buses enable guests to hop-on and hop-off at many places of interest and afford plenty of time to visit some of Las Vegas’ popular hotel resorts and attractions. The Big Bus Tour is a safe and relaxed way to experience one of the world’s greatest cities and provides the perfect introduction to Las Vegas and a fun day out for all. Big Bus Tours operate daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., running approximately every 30 minutes from each stop on the route. For more information, call (702) 685-6578 or go to www.BigBusTours.com.

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, Calif. and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; 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.

Mob Museum Presents an Evening with Sandra Lasky, Feb 18

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THE MOB MUSEUM PRESENTS “DAUGHTER OF THE KING – AN EVENING WITH SANDRA LANSKY,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 6 P.M.

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On Wednesday, February 18, at 6 p.m., The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will present “Daughter of the King – An Evening with Sandra Lansky.” The only daughter of one of America’s most notorious Mob bosses, Meyer Lansky, will discuss her memoir, “Daughter of the King: Growing up in Gangland.” From a pampered upbringing to her family’s heartaches and the “unexpected tenderness” of her father, Lansky’s book provides singular insight into the mid-20th-century’s world of organized crime.

“To many of us, it seems incredible that an infamous Mob figure could have had a softer side, but that’s exactly what Sandra Lansky illuminates in her book,” said Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum. “Her willingness to share her story brings her father—and the world in which he operated—to life in a way no single artifact possibly could.”

Sandi Lansky Lombardo was raised in upper-class Jewish splendor, first at the Majestic Hotel and then at the Beresford. At finishing schools and fancy stables, Sandi was the wild child of the 1950s and early 60s. She was the Paris Hilton of her day, partying until dawn at El Morocco and the Stork Club and dating the biggest celebrities of the era. Her life was not without heartbreak and tragedy, including the mental breakdowns of her mother and the debilitating cerebral palsy of her older brother—not to mention his drug addiction.

Sandi was privy to her father’s secrets as well as his unexpected tenderness. She always stuck closely to the Mob’s infamous family-rooted code of silence. Today, she lives in South Florida where she and her late husband raised two sons and one grandson, as well as generations of Italian greyhound show dogs.

Tickets for “Daughter of the King – an Evening with Sandra Lansky” are $25; members will receive a 10 percent discount. To make reservations, call (702) 229-2734 or purchase them online here.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

 

Mob Museum Offers Black History Month Tours, Fri & Sat in February

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THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOURS SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY

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During Black History Month in February The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will offer special guided tours each Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. highlighting the African American role in organized crime and law enforcement, from the Great Migration to the present day.

The tours will feature several prominent African-American figures, including Abraham Bolden, the first African-American Special Services agent appointed by President John F. Kennedy, and Eunice Carter, who broke both race and gender barriers in 1935, becoming the first black woman assistant district attorney in New York State. In that role, she organized a racketeering case that ultimately led to the conviction of Mob boss Lucky Luciano.

Visitors will also learn about Leroy Nicholas “Nicky” Barnes, a former leader of “The Council” in New York City, the infamous criminal organization that controlled the heroin trade in Harlem. The tours also will cover the allegations of a fix and the possibilities of Mob ties surrounding Muhammad Ali’s famous boxing win over Sonny Liston in Miami.

The cost for these limited-time guided tours is $10, plus the regular admission price. To make reservations, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit http://themobmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/tickets/guided-tours-now-available/.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

 

The Mob Museum Partners with Plaza Hotel & Casino on First Traveling Exhibit

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THE MOB MUSEUM PARTNERS WITH PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO ON FIRST TRAVELING EXHIBIT

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has partnered with Plaza Hotel & Casino on a brand-new  exhibition, which will remain on view until June 30, 2015. Designed to place even more of the Museum’s robust artifact collection on public view, as well as introduce the Museum to a larger audience, the exhibit includes the John Gotti car and informational signage throughout the hotel-casino.

Part of the Museum collection since 2011, the John Gotti car is a 1972 Jaguar XKE Convertible. The car was a gift to Gotti from veteran Gambino Family mobster Greg DePalma, who gave the car to Gotti to curry favor with the “Teflon Don.”  The car can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 134 miles per hour and has a V12 Engine. Its original price was approximately $7,500.

Informational displays feature photographs and text spotlighting prominent “Sin City Mobsters,” such as Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, whose Las Vegas associations are inextricably linked with the city’s history. Another graphic display addresses some of the iconic Las Vegas resorts—such as The Flamingo and the El Cortez—which were famously associated with Mob ownership and activity before law enforcement and big corporate owners wrenched control away from organized crime.

Also of note, the Plaza Hotel & Casino is home to Oscar’s Steakhouse. Oscar Goodman, the restaurant’s namesake, was not only a prominent Mob defense attorney as well as City of Las Vegas mayor. The Mob Museum represents the realization of Goodman’s vision of the first world-class institution dedicated to revealing the impact of the Mob and its battle with law enforcement on society.

“This is the first time we’ve partnered with another Las Vegas entity on an exhibition of this scale,” said Ashley Misko, director of marketing and PR, The Mob Museum. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with The Plaza and plan to pursue other traveling exhibition opportunities with other venues – both in Las Vegas and elsewhere – in the future.”

Michael Pergolini, vice president/general manager, Plaza Hotel & Casino, added, “The Plaza itself is part of the historical fabric of the original Las Vegas Strip in Downtown.  Already in partnership with Oscar Goodman, one of the city’s most notable Mob defense attorneys, embracing a partnership with The Mob Museum is a natural fit to showcase the artifacts from a period that shaped our city.  Being able to offer a glimpse of history within our casino and having guests visit the Museum for the whole story is just good business.”

For general information about the Museum, its exhibitions, special programming, event rentals and admission, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

ABOUT PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO
Located at the crest of the historic Downtown District in Las Vegas, The Plaza Hotel and Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling for the ultimate Vegas experience.  Originally built in 1971 on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, The Plaza boasts 1,003 rooms and suites recently renovated with custom-designed Mark David furnishings, a 500-seat classic Vegas showroom with nationally recognized entertainment, and a variety of dining venues led by the world-famous Oscar’s Beef-Booze-Broads steakhouse in the iconic Dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. The Plaza also has more than 500 slot machines and favorite table games, Downtown’s largest Race and Sports Book with 75 flat screen televisions, Downtown’s only Bingo Hall, and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space. The hotel is owned and managed by PlayLV Gaming, which also owns and operates the Las Vegas Club Casino.

 

Mob Museum Adds Audio Tours in Four New Languages

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THE MOB MUSEUM TO DEBUT AUDIO TOURS IN FOUR LANGUAGES THIS FEBRUARY

]For the first time,  The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will make audio tours available to its visitors. Recorded in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese, the tours will enable the Museum to speak to a wider audience, including the growing number of international visitors that travel to Las Vegas each year.

“We have always planned to add audio tours and a grant from the City of Las Vegas’ Centennial Commission made doing so possible,” explained Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum. “Being able to reach a growing number of non-English-speaking international visitors makes sense, especially given the fact all signs point to an increasing number of foreign travelers coming to Las Vegas each year.”

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority projects growing overall international visitation to the destination to amount to 30 percent of total visitors in the coming years. Currently, it operates 14 international offices, including those in the fast-emerging markets of China and Brazil. In 2013, international visitors comprised 20 percent of the destination’s nearly 40 million visitors. Since opening in 2012, the Museum has welcomed visitors from 35 countries around the world.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

 

The Mob Museum Adds Three New Exhibits, On Display Now

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NEW EXHIBIT ITEMS FROM BOARDWALK EMPIRE, NUCKY JOHNSON, THE SOPRANOS ADDED TO THE MOB MUSEUM’S COLLECTION

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Three new exhibit items are now on view at The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.  The Museum actively seeks artifacts to broaden and deepen its collection, pursuing artifacts that help tell the story of the historic battle between organized crime and law enforcement, as well as the reflections of that battle in popular culture.

The new exhibit items include:

The Nucky Thompson “Death Suit”: Steve Buscemi, who played bootlegging gangster Enoch “Nucky” Thompson in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, wore this three-piece suit in the series finale, in which his character was killed on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The suit features a bullet hole where the character was shot.

Nucky Johnson Culinary Trophy: Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, Atlantic City organized crime boss during the Prohibition era, sponsored this silver cup, which was awarded to Omer Bondoux in a culinary contest in 1925. Bondoux was the chef at the Breakers Hotel in Atlantic City. The Nucky Thompson character in Boardwalk Empire was inspired by the real-life Nucky Johnson.

Paulie Walnuts Track Suit: Tony Sirico, who played Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri in HBO’s The Sopranos, wore the track suit during the opening scene of Season 6, Episode 4. Paulie is shown walking out of a SCUBA shop toward his car. In this episode, he learns his Aunt Dottie, a nun, is actually his mother.

“‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ are among the great celluloid achievements in dramatizing the endlessly fascinating narrative of the Mob-law enforcement dynamic,” explains Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum.

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ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

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Winner of Downtown Grand’s First Anniversary Cocktail Contest Revealed

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PURPLE GANG COCKTAIL BY S+O RESTAURANT BARTENDER BRIAN HANNIS WINS
DOWNTOWN GRAND’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY COCKTAIL CONTEST

Hannis to Compete in The Mob Museum’s Boss of the Bars Cocktail Competition on Repeal Day, Dec. 5

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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino held a cocktail contest among its property bartenders on Monday, Oct. 27, to commemorate its first anniversary. The winning cocktail, named The Purple Gang and created by S+O Restaurant bartender Brian Hannis, will be served at all property bars through the end of November. Hannis’ win earned him a spot in the upcoming Second Annual Boss of the Bars cocktail competition, to be held at The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day Party on Friday, Dec. 5.

A concoction combining bourbon with fresh blackberries, basil leaves, vanilla simple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon, The Purple Gang was named for the infamous Detroit Mob faction active beginning in the early 20th century. Known hijackers and bootleggers, the gang effectively self-destructed due to infighting by the 1930s. Entrants in the Boss of the Bars contest are encouraged to create cocktails inspired by Prohibition-era libations.

The cocktail was evaluated on three primary criteria: taste, mixology (specifically, how well the ingredients enhanced one another and combined to create a unique libation); and appearance. Judges were Rob Kachelriess, news producer, Fox 5 Vegas; Anthony Bender, director, casino marketing, Downtown Grand; Hilary Billings, Las Vegas insider and red carpet hostess, USA Today; and Jonathan Ullman, executive director, The Mob Museum.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is offering a Repeal Day Hotel Package for Friday, December 5, including one room night for two, two admission tickets to the Repeal Day 2014 party at The Mob Museum, two signature cocktails and, the next day, two soothing bowls of Hangover Oxtail Soup—made from a tried-and-true traditional hangover-curing recipe—at S+O restaurant. To allow guests to sleep their revelry off the next morning, the package also includes a 2 p.m. checkout. The price of the package is $189 for a Deluxe Room with two general admission tickets and $249 for a Premium Room and two VIP tickets. Repeal Day packages at Downtown Grand may be reserved by visiting http://www.downtowngrand.com/packages/repeal-day.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd, the new metropolitan center of Las Vegas. The 18-story Casino Tower and 25-story Grand Tower feature 634 guest rooms ranging in size from 350 to more than 1,200 square feet with high-definition flat-screen televisions, presidential pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens, setting a new standard for luxury, sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. The exterior design of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade creating a series of inviting indoor/outdoor experiences. The “industrial chic” interior features the raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies. Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 600 new slot machines, 30 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand boasts a variety of unique bars and restaurants providing a wide variety of cuisines and price points. PICNIC, an urban rooftop pool experience, is Downtown Grand’s signature entertainment/dining venue encompassing more than 35,000 square feet and featuring an infinity pool, full restaurant and bar, private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area. Downtown3rd is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to www.DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

 

The Mob Museum Hosts Repeal Day Party, Dec 5

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THE MOB MUSEUM HOSTS ANNUAL REPEAL DAY PARTY, SPONSORED BY JOHNSON BROTHERS, AND BOSS OF THE BARS COCKTAIL CONTEST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

This Repeal Day, December 5,  The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will once again become THE most spirited place in the nation to celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition (December 5, 1933). Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Oscar B. Goodman at the Museum’s Repeal Day Party, where guests are encouraged to don their finest Prohibition-era attire while they imbibe craft cocktails from some of the city’s best mixologists, play casino table games and enjoy live entertainment by cabaret dancers and a Jazz swing band. Johnson Brothers of Nevada is Platinum Sponsor for Repeal Day 2014.

A public toast by Oscar Goodman commemorating the anniversary of Repeal Day will take place at 7 p.m. Participants will receive a souvenir shot glass. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Dayvid Figler, prominent trial attorney also known for his Las Vegas expertise and freelance writing.

Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Boss of the Bars Cocktail Competition will take place during the Museum’s Repeal Day festivities. Open to all bars comprising downtown’s dynamic nightlife scene, the winning bar will receive the monumental, custom-designed Repeal Day Cup to display on their premises until next year’s competition. Last year’s winning bar was Oscar’s Steakhouse.. Competitors will craft Prohibition-era-inspired cocktails for a panel of judges including Joy Robertson, host and producer, FoodChannel.com; Xania Woodman, senior editor, dining, beverage and nightlife, Vegas Seven; and Eric Gladstone, wine and spirits educator and writer. In addition to having its name engraved on the Repeal Day Cup for all posterity, the winning bar will also receive a proclamation from the City of Las Vegas deeming it the victor in the “Boss of the Bars” contest.  Prizes include roundtrip airfare vouchers from Orbitz Vacations, a two-night stay at the Golden Nugget with $100 dining credit and show tickets, tickets to Jersey Boys, Dillard’s gift certificate and more.

Also a returning highlight of this year’s Repeal Day at The Mob Museum: the Roaring 20s Costume Contest. Judges for this year’s event will include Jen Taler, operating partner, Stitch Factory; Blue Ash, Publisher, LUXURY Las Vegas magazine; Debrae Little, longtime costume designer for stars of opera and the stage; Deirdre Clemente, assistant professor of history, associate director of the public history program, University of Nevada Las Vegas; and Polly Weinstein, owner, The Jeweler’s Daughter. Prizes for the Costume Contest include Dillard’s gift basket, gift certificates and show tickets.

Tickets for the event, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, are $40 and include Museum access, Boss of the Bars Competition, signature menu by Relish, cigars for purchase, casino table games, Roaring 20s costume contest and performances by cabaret dancers and a Jazz swing band. VIP Party tickets are $60 and include all aspects of the Repeal Day Party, as well as early access (at 6 p.m.), a commemorative Repeal Day flask, two free drink tickets, speakeasy atmosphere and 1920s dance lessons.

One lucky Instagram follower in the #RepealDayTMM Instagram Contest Giveaway will receive two Delta Airlines flight vouchers courtesy of Orbitz, good for travel anywhere within the U.S. and Canada; certain restrictions apply. In addition, the winner will receive a two-night stay in a plush suite at the historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and a round of classic cocktails at Bar Prohibition! The Prohibition Cocktail Menu features classic drinks with a modern twist like the Frankie Two Fingers, Italian Kiss and Flaming Side Car—all of which are served in discreet coffee mugs, a method used by Prohibition drinkers to evade lawmakers.  The winner must follow @TheMobMuseum on Instagram to win and use the hashtag #RepealDayTMM on either a selfie showing him/herself and a favorite cocktail OR on a creative picture of a favorite cocktail at a favorite bar. Entrants should also be sure to tag the image @TheMobMuseum. Images may be sent to @TheMobMuseum via InstagramDirect All indivudals must be 21 or older to enter. A complete list of contest rules is available here: http://themobmuseum.org/repealdaytmm-instagram-contest-rules-and-guidelines/.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is offering a Repeal Day Hotel Package for Friday, December 5, including one deluxe room night for two, two general admission tickets to Repeal Day 2014 at The Mob Museum, two signature cocktails and, the next day, two soothing bowls of Hangover Oxtail Soup—made from a tried-and-true traditional hangover-curing recipe—at S+O restaurant. To allow guests to sleep their revelry off the next morning, the package also includes a 2 p.m. checkout. The price of the package is $189 for a Deluxe Room with two general admission tickets and $249 for a Premium Room and two VIP tickets. Repeal Day packages at Downtown Grand may be reserved by visiting http://www.downtowngrand.com/packages/repeal-day.

For more information and to make reservations for The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day events, go to http://themobmuseum.org/archives/2011/12/07/save-the-date-3rd-annual-repeal-day-december-5/ or call (702) 229-2734. Museum members will receive 10 percent off all ticket prices. Proceeds benefit educational programming at The Mob Museum.

Please note: The Mob Museum invites you to celebrate your right to imbibe during our third annual Repeal Day festivities, but please don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver, call a taxi or stay downtown. The Mob Museum will again provide the services of 456-Ride Las Vegas Designated Drivers Inc., to take any Repeal Day guests home for free if needed. Driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 is illegal across the country. But the amount of alcohol it takes to get to that number depends on a variety of factors such as how fast you drink, weight and gender. If you’ve had anything to drink, don’t get behind the wheel.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

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Author Walt Brown Takes Visitors Inside JFK’s Assassination at The Mob Museum, Nov. 22

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DISCOVER 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JFK’S ASSASSINATION WITH AUTHOR WALT BROWN AT THE MOB MUSEUM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 7 P.M.

Event Free for Museum Members or with Paid Admission

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More than 50 years have passed since John F. Kennedy’s assassination, yet details about his life and tragic death continue to emerge. Join author Walt Brown at The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, as he presents “10 Things You Didn’t Know About JFK’s Assassination” in an Author Talk and book signing set for Saturday, November 22. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with Brown’s presentation, followed by a question and answer session and signing of JFK Chronology, a collection of books on CD, at 8 p.m.

Brown was a junior in high school on the day of JFK’s assassination and he began to follow—and eventually study—the event on that day. After college graduation in 1969, Brown became a special agent for the United States Department of Justice, working in the New York and Washington, D.C. offices. In 1971, Brown accepted a teaching fellowship from the University of Notre Dame and earned an M.A. and a Ph.D., both conferred in 1974. Brown taught and coached in public schools from 1974 through 2000, and taught college-level history, English and JFK courses from 1989 to 2010. In 1992, Brown wroteThe People v. Lee Harvey Oswald,” the culmination of almost 30 years of JFK study. A well-known researcher took an interest in it and put Brown in touch with Carroll & Graf, known for publishing JFK material, and the book was published in the fall of 1992. In the next four years, Brown published “Treachery in Dallas, The Referenced Index Guide to the JFK Assassination,” the “JFK Assassination Quizbook” and the “Warren Omission.”  With those five works, Brown became a regular on the JFK lecture circuit, giving keynote speeches in Washington, Dallas and in the United Kingdom. After several years of collaborating with Jay Harrison, a Dallas police officer on duty on November 22, 1963, Brown wrote “The Guns of Texas Are Upon You” to honor Harrison’s memory after his 2005 passing.

For the next 7½  years, Brown compiled “The JFK Chronology,” sometimes listed as the “JFK Master Chronology,” a 32,000-page work that covers virtually all JFK-related events from the first Kennedy to arrive in the United States (1823) to what would have been JFK’s 96th birthday, May 29, 2013.  That work became available on CD-Rom and eventually as a series of e-books.


To make reservations, visit The Mob Museum’s website https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/46648/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=feb30098-96b8-4d8d-a00d-6a717c84e617. For more information, please call (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.com. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themobmuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

The Mob Museum Hosts Whitey Bulger Film Screening, Aug. 12 & 13

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FIRST LAS VEGAS SCREENING OF WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER AT THE MOB MUSEUM, AUG. 12–13

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 On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 and 13, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host the exclusive first Las Vegas screenings of Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger. August 12 is the one-year anniversary of Bulger’s conviction on 11 murder charges along convictions on charges of racketeering, narcotics and money laundering.

The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 7 p.m. on both days with seating starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include Museum admission, popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount.

Once ranked No. 2 on America’s Most Wanted list after Osama Bin Laden, James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized the city of Boston for years without ever being charged with so much as a misdemeanor. The infamous gangster wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston. Separating the man from the myth, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking new allegations.

With unprecedented access, filmmaker Joe Berlinger utilizes the sensational trial against Bulger as a springboard to explore corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with retired FBI agents, Massachusetts state police, victims, lawyers, gangsters, journalists and federal prosecutors, Berlinger scrutinizes Bulger’s relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice—a dynamic that ultimately allowed Bulger to reign over a criminal empire for decades.

Space is limited. To make reservations for either screening, call (702) 229-2734 or log on to http://TheMobMuseum.org/Archives/Category/Events/.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

The Mob Museums Announces Free, Members-Only Speaker Series

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THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FREE, MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS
JULY 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 2015

Artifacts after Hours, Wiseguy Speaker Series FREE for Members

 Become a real “Wiseguy”—a member at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement—and enjoy free admission and access to exclusive private events throughout the year. The Mob Museum has announced the upcoming schedule of its members-only Artifacts after Hours and Wiseguy Speaker Series events, scheduled to take place July 2014 through January 2015.

Artifacts after Hours events offer rare opportunities to get in-depth insight into some of the Museum’s most arresting exhibits. The Wiseguy Speaker Series, sponsored by Ernst & Young, provides members an inside look at organized crime and law enforcement through presentations by noted authors, scholars, government agents and other experts.

These intimate Artifacts after Hours events are FREE for members and $5 for their guest (one guest only per member).  Wiseguy Speaker Series events are FREE for members and $30 for one guest (price includes an individual membership). All events take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

Artifacts after Hours

  • July 17, 2014,  Glamour and Gambling in Havana: Get a firsthand look at The Mob Museum’s artifacts from the days when Cuba was known as America’s Playland, including photographs and other memorabilia from infamous Havana hotels, casinos and cabarets.
  • September 18, 2014, The Mob’s Illegal Gambling Empire: Learn about the two newest Mob Museum displays featuring rare early- to mid-20th century casino chips, photos and memorabilia from the opening of Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo Hotel, as well as from illegal gambling clubs that once flourished across America.
  • November 13, 2014, Kefauver’s War on Organized Crime and Corruption:  Examine up close the artifacts telling the story of Sen. Estes Kefauver and the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime and Interstate Commerce. In 1950, The Mob Museum’s courtroom served as the site of one of these important hearings, which ultimately revealed the prevalence of Mob activity in the United States and led to Las Vegas’ rise as the nation’s gambling capital.

Wiseguy Speaker Series

  • Aug. 14, 2014, Willie Martello’s El Rey Club: Andy Martello, author of “The King of Casinos,” the story of Willie Martello’s El Rey Club, will share how Mob jealousies and connections influenced operations in the searchlight club.
  • October 9, 2014, The Strike Force’s Battle with Organized Crime: Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons, the first woman appointed special attorney to the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Strike force, will discuss her case against former Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo and how he became the highest ranking Made Member to turn government witness at that time.
  • January 8, 2015: The Las Vegas Years of Howard Hughes: Geoff Schumacher, director of content development, The Mob Museum, and author of “Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue,” separates fact from fiction in telling the amazing story of the reclusive billionaire’s Las Vegas years.

Value Memberships at The Mob Museum begin at $30 for an Individual, $55 for Dual and $85 for Family (two adults and up to four children). Members receive free, unlimited admission for one year, 10 percent discount on retail, concessions and select events, the monthly “Known Associates” member newsletter as well as priority notification of special events.

Donor Memberships are also available at the Exclusive Membership ($150), Museum Partner ($500) and Major Supporter ($1,000) levels. These memberships include all the benefits of the Value Family Membership plus a special collector’s item, five complimentary one-time-use guest passes, Nevada resident admission prices for out-of-town guests and advance notification and discounts to special events and speakers. In addition, Museum Partner and Major Supporter memberships include special VIP parking accommodations and a portion of all three Donor Membership levels is tax deductible. Donor Members’ tax-deductible gifts support the Museum’s educational mission to advance public understanding of organized crime and its impact on American society.

Corporate Memberships are also available. For more information about becoming a Museum Member, contact the Membership Office at (702) 229-2714 or memberships@themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

The Mob Museum Unveils NEW Bugsy Siegel, Illegal Casino Displays

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THIS TUESDAY, THE MOB MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW  BUGSY SIEGEL, ILLEGAL CASINO DISPLAYS

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For the first time this Tuesday, June 17, rare gambling artifacts will be unveiled in two separate displays at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The new displays represent the collaboration between The Mob Museum and the Museum of Gaming History, a preservation project of the more than 1,800 members of the international Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club.

The first display, located on the Museum’s second floor in the Open City section, features rare, early to mid-20th century casino chips, photographs and other memorabilia from the 1946 opening of Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo Hotel. The second display, located on the third floor in the Evidence Room, presents artifacts from legendary illegal gambling halls around the United States. Both displays open simultaneously with an exhibit debuting at the El Cortez Hotel-Casino, which features casino chips and other objects from the many downtown casinos once operated by the late Jackie Gaughan.

About Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo Hotel
Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel on Dec. 26, 1946. Although not Las Vegas’ first resort, the Flamingo’s modern design and luxury appointments set a new standard for the Strip. The $6 million that Siegel poured into construction and materials for the 105-room Flamingo is the equivalent of more than $70 million today.

Siegel’s wasteful spending on the Flamingo did not sit well with his Mob partners. Six months after the opening, he was murdered in his girlfriend Virginia Hill’s house in Beverly Hills, Calif. Minutes after Siegel’s death, Mob associates Moe Sedway, Morris Rosen and Gus Greenbaum walked into the Flamingo and assumed control. Nearly 70 years later, the murder remains unsolved.

About Illegal Gambling Halls in the United States
Before Las Vegas emerged as the nation’s undisputed casino capital, gamblers ventured to out-of-the-way illegal clubs across the country to satisfy their thirst for wagering.

New York City organized crime kingpin Meyer Lansky operated gambling halls in places such as Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Hallandale, Fla., near Miami. New York City crime boss Frank Costello was heavily invested in New Orleans. Moe Dalitz, from Cleveland and later Las Vegas, had gambling halls in Newport, Ky., near Cincinnati, and Youngstown, Ohio.

Local politicians and police officials beholden to organized crime interests allowed these clubs to operate as long as they kept a low profile. But after Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver held hearings in 1950-51 exposing the Mob’s illicit activities across the country, pressure mounted to shut down illegal casinos. Lansky, Dalitz and others shifted their gambling investments to Las Vegas.

For general information about the Museum, its exhibitions, special programming, event rentals and admission, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

The Mob Museum Hosts Hot Havana Nights, Aug 7

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THE MOB MUSEUM HOSTS HOT HAVANA NIGHTS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

Festive Evening Inspired by Glamorous Havana Resorts, Cuba’s Pre-Revolution Stint as America’s Playground

 Before Las Vegas, there was Havana. This summer, an unmistakably tropical vibe will come to downtown Las Vegas when The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, hosts “Hot Havana Nights.” On Thursday, August 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., guests will celebrate everything vibrant about Cuban culture, including its delectable cuisine, the sounds of Latin Jazz by Space to Pace Cuban Latin Trio and dances such as the Tango and Conga. Exhilarating casino games including blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat will be available, as will tropical cocktails and a cigar bar from The Spirit of Cuba. Hot Havana Nights is presented in collaboration with the Cuban Heritage Foundation and the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce.

The evening is inspired by the decadent Havana resorts of the first half of the twentieth century, which attracted everyone from celebrities and scions of industry to middle-class vacationers. Visitors were drawn to Havana by its permissive, sun-soaked, indulgent atmosphere—comparable to the one eventually associated with Las Vegas. By the 1940s, all Havana’s major resorts and casinos were run by U.S. Mob families from Chicago and New York, representing another dynamic replicated a few years later in Las Vegas.

A variety of items from Cuba’s heyday as America’s playground are on exhibit at The Mob Museum.  Objects on display include photographs, a 1958 issue of Life magazine containing an exposé on the “U.S. Gambling Mob in Cuba,”  artifacts from infamous Havana hotels, casinos and cabarets such as the Nacional, Tropicana, Sans Souci, Casino de Capri and Hotel Habana Riviera.

Tickets for the event are $40. To make reservations, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/46648/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=eeea587c-9b1d-447c-be81-a19286c120b6.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

Exclusive Vegas Package Featuring Drinks with Mayor Oscar Goodman

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TWO SUMMER PACKAGES PAIR TICKETS TO THE MOB MUSEUM WITH ROOM AT
BRAND-NEW DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO, DRINKS, DINNER

Deluxe “Oscar’s Vegas” Package Even Includes Driving Tour and Martinis with
Legendary Mob Attorney, Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

This summer, head to downtown Las Vegas and see why locals AND visitors have declared the city’s NEW downtown the bee’s knees! The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has partnered with Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, Triple George, MOB BAR and the legendary Oscar B. Goodman to offer visitors the ultimate downtown visitor experience. Two special summertime packages will be offered beginning May 5 through August 31,  both of which offer superior access to Las Vegas’ dynamic downtown scene and a unique perspective on the ongoing battle between organized crime and law enforcement. Plus, critics have already weighed in: The Mob Museum was winner of “Best Museum” and Downtown Grand won “Best Downtown Hotel” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s newly released “2014 Best of Las Vegas” list.

Package No. 1:
Ain’t It Grand Package

  • Two-night stay for two at Downtown Grand, Las Vegas’ newest hotel with an “industrial-chic” ambience in the heart of the Downtown3rd entertainment district. Rooms feature high-definition flat-screen televisions, presidential pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens.
  • Two tickets to The Mob Museum
  • Dinner for two at Triple George Grill, which blends classic dining with the charm of a neighborhood restaurant. Guests experience a fresh selection of American-style seafood, steaks and chops as well as homemade soups, salads, pasta dishes and daily specials (up to a $75 value).
  • Drinks for two at MOB BAR, which boasts a sophisticated vibe and stiff drinks. It’s a place where guys and gals experience the spirit of the America’s most notorious era: the Roaring ‘20s (up to a $25 value).**

Price: Begins at $170
To make reservations for this package, please call (855) DT-GRAND. Package is based on availability and blackout dates apply.

Package No. 2:
Oscar’s Vegas

  • Two-night stay for two at Downtown Grand
  • Two tickets for a guided tour of The Mob Museum
  • Dinner for two at Triple George Grill (up to a $75 value)
  • Drinks for two at MOB BAR (up to a $30 value)**
  • PRIVATE driving tour of downtown Las Vegas and martinis with legendary Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman at Oscar’s Beef, Booze & Broads Steakhouse

Price: $10,000*
To make reservations for the extraordinary Oscar’s Vegas experience, call the Museum directly at (702) 229-2734.

*NOTE: A substantial portion of the proceeds from the sale of this tour will be donated to The Mob Museum, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society. Donations support the Museum’s educational programming including school field trips, in-depth panels, speakers and discussions on organized crime, law enforcement and Las Vegas history.

** MOB BAR is open Wednesday through Sunday. For guests staying Monday or Tuesday night, drinks for two at Downtown Grand’s Art Bar will be provided instead.

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ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd, the new metropolitan center of Las Vegas. The 18-story Casino Tower and 25-story Grand Tower feature 634 guest rooms ranging in size from 350 to more than 1,200 square feet with high-definition flat-screen televisions, presidential pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens, setting a new standard for luxury, sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. The exterior design of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade creating a series of inviting indoor/outdoor experiences. The “industrial chic” interior features the raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies. Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 600 new slot machines, 30 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand boasts a variety of unique bars and restaurants providing a wide variety of cuisines and price points. PICNIC, an urban rooftop pool experience, is Downtown Grand’s signature entertainment/dining venue encompassing more than 35,000 square feet and featuring an infinity pool, full restaurant and bar, private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area. Downtown3rd is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Downtown Grand Las Vegas is owned by CIM Group and managed by DTG Manager Las Vegas, LLC. Fifth Street Gaming is the property’s gaming license holder and casino operator. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to www.DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

ABOUT FIFTH STREET GAMING
Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based casino management company led by CEO Seth Schorr. Founded by Schorr and his partner, Jeffrey Fine, Fifth Street Gaming is comprised of executives from Wynn Resorts, MGM International and the Golden Nugget Corporation. FSG has partnered with CIM Group to redevelop, reprogram, and reopen the former Lady Luck Hotel and Casino. Through affiliates, the principals of Fifth Street Gaming own and operate four Las Vegas gaming locations.

ABOUT CIM GROUP
CIM Group is a leading real estate and infrastructure investment firm that since 1994 has systematically and successfully invested in dynamic and densely populated communities throughout North America. CIM Group draws on its experienced team of real estate, investment and finance professionals to identify and pursue investment opportunities in three primary strategic categories: repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban areas; well-positioned operating properties in transitional districts; and infrastructure. CIM manages three distinct portfolios, including opportunistic, stabilized and infrastructure funds, each of which are diversified by geography and type of property within that risk profile.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, CIM maintains regional offices in New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.CIMGroup.com.

Downtown Grand Celebrates National Museum Month With “Grand Museums”

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DOWNTOWN GRAND CELEBRATES NATIONAL MUSEUM MONTH WITH DEBUT OF “GRAND MUSEUMS” PACKAGE THIS MAY

Package Good through August 31; Includes Two Tickets to
The Mob Museum and More

May is National Museum Month and Downtown Grand Las Vegas is celebrating the neighborhood’s vibrant cultural community by introducing a special “Grand Museums” package good through August 31.

Beginning at $93 per night (two-night minimum), guests will receive a deluxe room for two, two tickets to The Mob Museum and a choice of either two tickets to the Neon Museum or two tickets to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The Mob Museum is located across Stewart Avenue from Downtown Grand, and a hotel shuttle is available to transfer guests to the Neon Museum and Las Vegas Natural History Museum, both located a few blocks away on Las Vegas Boulevard North.

“We couldn’t be more proud to be part of such a culturally dynamic community,” said Seth Schorr, CEO, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. “It’s our hope all our guests get out and explore our nearby museums and other distinctive attractions—not only during the month of May, but throughout the year.”

In addition, Downtown Grand will partner with The Mob Museum to offer two summer packages that will be available beginning in May through September, based on availability. With prices starting at $170, the “Ain’t It Grand” package includes two room nights at Downtown Grand, dinner for two at Triple George Grill, drinks for two at MOB BAR or Art Bar and two tickets to The Mob Museum. The second package, dubbed “Oscar’s Vegas,” includes all these amenities, plus a private driving tour of downtown Las Vegas with the famous former Mob attorney and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, complete with a round of martinis. Priced at $10,000, this extraordinary experience may be reserved by calling The Mob Museum directly at (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum or Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s mission is to inspire, through educational exhibits and programs, a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the sciences and ourselves. It is dedicated to educating the children, adults and families of the community in the natural sciences—both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs and the preservation of its collections, the museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems and cultures.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas.

To reserve a Museum Month package or the Ain’t It Grand package, call (855) DT-GRAND. Packages are based on availability and blackout dates apply.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd, the new metropolitan center of Las Vegas. The 18-story Casino Tower and 25-story Grand Tower feature 634 guest rooms ranging in size from 350 to more than 1,200 square feet with high-definition flat-screen televisions, presidential pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens, setting a new standard for luxury, sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. The exterior design of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade creating a series of inviting indoor/outdoor experiences. The “industrial chic” interior features the raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies. Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 600 new slot machines, 30 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand boasts a variety of unique bars and restaurants providing a wide variety of cuisines and price points. PICNIC, an urban rooftop pool experience, is Downtown Grand’s signature entertainment/dining venue encompassing more than 35,000 square feet and featuring an infinity pool, full restaurant and bar, private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area. Downtown3rd is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Downtown Grand Las Vegas is owned by CIM Group and managed by DTG Manager Las Vegas, LLC. Fifth Street Gaming is the property’s gaming license holder and casino operator. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to www.DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

ABOUT FIFTH STREET GAMING
Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based casino management company led by CEO Seth Schorr. Founded by Schorr and his partner, Jeffrey Fine, Fifth Street Gaming is comprised of executives from Wynn Resorts, MGM International and the Golden Nugget Corporation. FSG has partnered with CIM Group to redevelop, reprogram, and reopen the former Lady Luck Hotel and Casino. Through affiliates, the principals of Fifth Street Gaming own and operate four Las Vegas gaming locations.

ABOUT CIM GROUP
CIM Group is a leading real estate and infrastructure investment firm that since 1994 has systematically and successfully invested in dynamic and densely populated communities throughout North America. CIM Group draws on its experienced team of real estate, investment and finance professionals to identify and pursue investment opportunities in three primary strategic categories: repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban areas; well-positioned operating properties in transitional districts; and infrastructure. CIM manages three distinct portfolios, including opportunistic, stabilized and infrastructure funds, each of which are diversified by geography and type of property within that risk profile.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, CIM maintains regional offices in New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.CIMGroup.com.

DOWNTOWN GRAND BRIEFS AND LISTINGS

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DOWNTOWN GRAND BRIEFS AND LISTINGS

Upcoming Events and Highlights of Downtown Grand and Downtown3rd

DOWNTOWN GRAND
In honor of National Museum Month, Downtown Grand is offering its Grand Museums package beginning at $93 per night (two-night minimum), which includes a Deluxe Room for two, two tickets to The Mob Museum: the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, as well as a choice of two tickets to the Neon Museum or two tickets to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

Also taking place this month: for the property’s popular Grand Super Spin Drawing floor promotion, Downtown Grand is adding a new element in which guests can receive drawing tickets. MY POINTS DOWNTOWN GRAND members will receive one virtual drawing ticket for every 500 points earned during the promotional period. Bonus drawing tickets can be earned three different ways: 1.) Guests at hotel check-in may receive one free Grand Super Spin drawing ticket, 2.) Guests may receive one free Grand Super Spin drawing ticket will be handed out at Downtown Grand signature restaurants including Stewart + Ogden, The Spread, Red Mansion, The Commissary and Triple George Grill with a minimum check of $10 and 3.)  When guests turn in a free Grand Super Spin drawing ticket and are a NEW MY POINTS DOWNTOWN GRAND member, they will receive a bonus of five free Grand Super Spin Wheel tickets. The vouchers are valid until May 30 and can be redeemed at Player Services during regular hours of operation.

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DOWNTOWN3RD
Together with BOB 107.9 FM, Las Vegas’ largest block party is happening at Downtown3rd every Friday night, throughout the month of May. Locals and visitors alike are invited to enjoy drinks and music. BOB will spin live from 7 to 10 p.m., hosting numerous activities from beer pong to wine tasting. The block party will take place on May 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Upcoming Event:
May 10: Hawaiian Block Party from 12 to 8 p.m. Featuring traditional Hawaiian fare, local craft vendors and performances by Hawaii’s own Kamakakehau Fernandez + Sina and the Big Bang, Hot Lava Productions, Polynesian Rhythms, Nani Ola Dance Company, and more. This event is free and open to all ages.

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THE COMMISSARY LATIN KITCHEN BY RICHARD SANDOVAL
This month, The Commissary debuts its brand-new tequila collection, comprising more than 100 unique and rare spirits. Amongst the most expensive labels are the Don Julio Patron Real 1942, El Mojito Mezcal and Patron Anejo Grandiose. Furthermore, every type of Patron including Blanco, Anejo and Reposado is now available. The Commissary also offers a new line of infused tequilas with flavors including jalapeno, tropical and coconut. Prices on this exciting list range from $7 to $95 a shot. All guests will receive a tequila menu and tasting notes in order to understand the plethora of choices available. The eatery is open for breakfast (6 to 11 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), dinner (4 to 10 p.m.) and late night 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday evenings; with Happy Hour every day from 4 to 7 p.m.

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MOB BAR
Now inside Downtown Grand, MOB BAR offers only cool ladies and gents entertainment. Every Thursday, catch Shaun Degraff Band from 8 p.m. to midnight. Get the laughs in every Friday and Saturday with Bonkerz Comedy starting at 8:30 p.m. Finish ​Friday evening with live jazz by Joey Pero & Michael Joy and Saturday evening with Dueling Pianos at 10 p.m. MOB BAR boasts a sophisticated vibe and stiff drinks and where guests can experience the spirit of the America’s most notorious era: the Roaring ‘20s.

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PICNIC
National Burger Month is May. Throughout the month, experience the OMG Burger, the winner of this year’s FOX5 Burger Wars. The patty is a blend of brisket, short rib and sirloin. Next is apple smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes with crispy onions mayo and a roasted shallots aioli. The bun finishes off the taste with a sweet Hawaiian bun. The price: $9. PICNIC is Las Vegas’ newest and only urban rooftop pool experience. Whimsical and nostalgic, PICNIC is reminiscent of a ‘50s pool oasis, setting the scene for live entertainment and film screenings throughout the year. Share a picnic basket and a blanket on the grass. Have a meal at a communal picnic table. Take a dip into the infinity pool. Enjoy a cocktail while taking in the incomparable vistas of Downtown3rd and Fremont Street Experience. Play blackjack under the stars. All this and more awaits spring and summertime guests at PICNIC.

Upcoming Events:
May 9: Hawaiian Block Party Weekend with Hawaii’s hottest reggae musical acts, J Boog, Saritah and Hot Rain. Tickets are available at www.DowntownGrand.com or by calling (702) 719-5170.

May 9: Sight & Sound Day Party hosted by Frequency Events. Every Saturday, PICNIC’s pool party will feature live music by Barry Black Live, Biz:E! and Wizdumb. Local artists curated by ISI will be painting right on the pool deck for guests to watch them create art. The party is 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. each week.

May 10: The Sunday Times hosted by Off Sixth. Relax, unwind and get ready for the week every Sunday afternoon. A rotating mix of DJs provide the sounds including Technicolor, Kittens and many more. The event is open from 12 to 6 p.m. each week.

May 16: Beau Hodges Band for Helldorado Weekend.

May 17: Desert Dragons perform live with a closing DJ set by DJ Moxcie.

May 23: The launch of Flashback Fridays. Cover bands for Cyndi Lauper and Blondie to perform.

May 24: Holes & Hearts perform live.

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RED MANSION
Downtown Grand’s authentic Northern-Chinese restaurant, Red Mansion, is now open for lunch on Friday and Saturday from beginning at 12 p.m. The lunch menu features the restaurant’s Beijing-style dishes, handmade noodles as well as expertly prepared house-made dim sum. Red Mansion offers creative, healthy and beautifully plated dishes, using only the freshest ingredients. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday: 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 5 to 11 p.m.

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STEWART + OGDEN
Guests of the hotel and downtown Las Vegas can now experience breakfast… for lunch at Stewart + Ogden. Due to customer demand, Executive Chef Charles Wilson and his team offer 9 dishes from the breakfast menu until 4 p.m. Highlights include Cinnamon Roll Waffles; Croque Madame; S+O Red Velvet Pancakes and “Carrot Cake” Pancakes.
Stewart + Ogden is open 24 hours.

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TRIPLE GEORGE GRILL
Still planning for Mother’s Day? Triple George Grill will be open for a special Mother’s Day Brunch beginning at 10 a.m. The restaurant will serve a la carte, in addition to their regular menu. The Mother’s Day Brunch will offer Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas; Butter Pecan French toast with caramel and bacon; Eggs George with porcini seared filet medallions, asparagus, poached eggs and béarnaise; Crab Frittata  with cream cheese, farmer’s tomatoes, green onion; Prime Rib Au Jus with a slow roasted, creamy horseradish; Citrus Panko Halibut topped with a roasted corn sauce, King Richard leeks and baby spinach; Quiche Loraine; fresh spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, mushroom, egg and bacon and finally, Farmers Market Berries. Menu item prices range from $10 to $32. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call (702) 384-2761.

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Downtown Grand is located at 206 N. 3rd St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or (855) DT.GRAND.

Mob Museum and The Smith Center Offer “A Bronx Tale” Package

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CHAZZ PALMISTER

 

THE MOB MUSEUM AND THE SMITH CENTER TO OFFER MUSEUM
AND SHOW PACKAGE FOR “A BRONX TALE,” STARRING CHAZZ PALMISTER

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are offering a combination ticket packaging admission to the Museum and entrance to “A Bronx Tale,” starring Chazz Palminteri. The ticket is priced at $49.35 and is valid for the Tuesday, May 13 performance of “A Bronx Tale” at The Smith Center and one admission to The Mob Museum anytime between the sale date and Dec. 31, 2014.* The package cost represents a savings of as much as 20 percent compared to tickets purchased separately.

“A Bronx Tale” is a classic coming-of-age story brought to life in the original one-man show, written and performed by Palminteri. It tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working-class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime. Calogero’s father is a bus driver who tries to instill working-class family values in his son. As Calogero gets older, the aura and mystique of the Mafia and the charms of Sonny, the local Mob boss who befriends Calogero (and ends up becoming a father figure to him), become difficult to resist. As Calogero comes of age, he must struggle with the choice of following his beloved father’s values or submitting to the temptations of the life of organized crime.

In addition to writing and starring in “A Bronx Tale,” Palminteri is well-known for his roles in movies such as “The Usual Suspects,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” for which he earned an Academy Award nomination, and nearly 50 other films, as well as for writing screenplays and directing. He received the 1996 Leadership in Entertainment Award from the Coalition of Italo-American Association, Inc., and was honored by President Clinton with a Special Achievement Award for the Performing Arts from the National Italian American Foundation.

The combination tickets to The Mob Museum and “A Bronx Tale” are on sale now at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at (702) 749-2000 or (808) 326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com with code TMM. Combination tickets are also available for purchase at The Mob Museum box office and online at http://themobmuseum.org/?p=6230.

*The Mob Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets and management reserves all rights.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

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 250-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.

The Mob Museum Spotlights NEW Ralph Lamb Exhibit

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THE MOB MUSEUM TO DEBUT NEW EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RALPH LAMB, THE COWBOY SHERIFF, DURING NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK

Museum Officials, Tourism Executives to Inaugurate Exhibition on Tuesday, May 6, 3:45 p.m. on Museum’s Front Steps at National Tourism Week Rally

 Lamb rides in the Helldorado Parade, 1969 (courtesy Metro Museum).
Lamb rides in the Helldorado Parade, 1969 (courtesy Metro Museum).

Ralph Lamb, arguably Las Vegas’ most legendary law enforcement figure, will be celebrated with  a new exhibition, The Cowboy Sheriff, at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Lamb will join Museum officials and tourism industry representatives in inaugurating the exhibition at a press conference on Tuesday, May 6, preceding the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual National Travel and Tourism Week rally, to be held on the Museum’s front steps that day at 3:45 p.m. Following the rally, media and rally participants will get a sneak peek of the new exhibition, which opens to the public on Wednesday, May 7. The afternoon will conclude with a celebration on Downtown3rd, featuring appetizers and signature drinks from the restaurants at Downtown Grand and Pizza Rock.

Objects on display will include historic photographs, a belt buckle, handcuffs, a Colt .38 revolver, Lamb’s cowboy hat, boots, a Winchester .30-30 rifle, an award medallion, a custom bridle bit  and a saddle. Items have been loaned to the Museum by the Metro Museum as well as Lamb and private collectors.

From 1961-1979, Sheriff Ralph Lamb enforced the law in Las Vegas, a city teeming with organized crime. Having grown up on a ranch in rural Nevada, Lamb brought an old-school approach to the job. He was not above getting physical with hoodlums to make sure they followed the rules.

Lamb developed an extensive network of tipsters who let him know when gangsters were in town. Los Angeles Mob boss Johnny Rosselli was among those who received a dose of the sheriff’s frontier justice. In 1966, Lamb let Rosselli know who was in charge by roughing him up in a crowded casino and throwing him in jail.

When Lamb learned that a planeload of reputed mobsters was flying in from Kansas City, he and his deputies detained the group at the airport and sent them home.

Although Lamb was known as “the Cowboy Sheriff,” the community’s first modern crime lab and SWAT team were established during his watch. He also led the effort to merge the Las Vegas Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Department in 1973, creating the current Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

In 1984, Lamb joined a high-powered group of Las Vegas leaders who bid to move the annual National Finals Rodeo from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas. The competition has been held here ever since.

Ralph Lamb’s legendary 18-year tenure as Clark County sheriff inspired the 2012-13 television drama, “Vegas,” starring Dennis Quaid.

Artifacts After Hours

On Thursday, May 8, from 7–9 p.m., the Museum will present “Artifacts After Hours,” a Museum Members-only presentation series designed to give members an inside look at the Museum’s extraordinary collection. At this event, Museum staff will lead a presentation about Sheriff Lamb and The Cowboy Sheriff exhibition. The event is free for Members and $5 for their guest (one guest per member, please).

For general information about the Museum, its exhibitions, special programming, event rentals and admission, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.