MGM Resorts’ Entertainment Partners Unite to Support Company’s Employees During COVID-19 Crisis

MGM RESORTS’ ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS UNITE IN UNPRECEDENTED SUPPORT

FOR COMPANY’S EMPLOYEES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today recognized the support of many of its resident entertainment partners who generously donated to the company’s Employee Emergency Grant Fund in support of those impacted economically by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

David Copperfield, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Kathleen Madigan, David Spade, Boyz II Men, Brad Garrett, Carrot Top, Terry Fator, Ray Romano, Jabbawockeez, Shin Lim, Thunder from Down Under, Hans Klok, Australian Bee Gees, Fantasy and Bill Blumenreich Presents each showed their support for the MGM Resorts family this week with a donation to the fund.

“During these difficult and uncertain days, weeks and months, we are working tirelessly to support the tens of thousands of employees who were furloughed or laid off due to the closures of our properties across the country,” said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ Acting CEO and President. “We are incredibly humbled by the support of our entertainment partners, who have come together to assist the people who, during normal times, are committed to creating incredible experiences for our guests from around the world.”

Hornbuckle added, “With donations from this extraordinary line-up of entertainers, commitments from MGM Resorts and its leadership team, our own employees, and a number of other generous contributions, we have already raised approximately $11 million to assist our employees during this time of unprecedented challenges and hardship.”

Jyoti Chopra, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International, said, “Our focus during this crisis is people, first and foremost, followed by compassion and care. We are proud to join our entertainment community to lend humanitarian assistance to those in need.  We are incredibly grateful for the generous donations by our entertainers, a vital part of our ecosystem at MGM Resorts, which will be used to provide emergency relief.”

Additional information:

MGM Resorts Emergency Relief Fund & Commitment to Social Impact
The MGM Resorts Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund provides employees and their immediate families with short-term relief in making payments or to meet obligations during unexpected hardships and emergencies. The fund is designed to assist those impacted by the coronavirus, including: full-time employees, on-call employees and those facing layoff, separation or furlough.

In November, MGM Resorts launched its bold vision for social impact and sustainability, Focused on What Matters, a companywide program focused on a goal-centered approach to making positive impacts in its communities. Company goals by 2025 include 5 million meals to be donated through its Feeding Forward program and surpassing 1 million volunteer hours within the community. As the company closed its properties across the country last month, it donated the equivalent of 454,000 meals through local food banks to alleviate food insecurity in the United States.

To learn more about The MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.

 

About The MGM Resorts Foundation

The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and others, for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts’ employees. The Foundation also collects and distributes donations made by a broad base of donors to support activities organized by MGM Resorts employees and approved by the Foundation’s board of directors to benefit qualified nonprofit charitable organizations.  The Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant & Children’s Medical Support Fund was organized specifically to enable MGM Resorts employees and the company to provide emergency, hardship, and disaster support to fellow employees and their immediate families.  In addition, since 2012, the Foundation has been the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Conference, the major women’s conference in the Western region.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking” statements and “safe harbor statements” that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including those described in MGM Resorts’ public filings with the SEC. MGM Resorts has based forward-looking statements on management’s current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements MGM Resorts makes regarding its 2025 goals. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include the economic and market conditions in the jurisdictions in which MGM Resorts operates and competition with other destination travel locations throughout the United States and the world, the design, timing and costs of expansion projects, risks relating to international operations, permits, licenses, financings, approvals and other contingencies in connection with growth in new or existing jurisdictions and additional risks and uncertainties described in MGM Resorts’ Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports). In providing forward-looking statements, MGM Resorts is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. If MGM Resorts updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those other forward-looking statements.

PHOTOS: Kendra Wilkinson Attends Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur Hotel and Casino, May 31

PHOTOS: Kendra Wilkinson Attends Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur Hotel and Casino, May 31

 

Kendra Wilkinson attended “Thunder From Down Under” at Excalibur Hotel and Casino Wednesday, May 31. The star of “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” at Paris Las Vegas was pulled on stage in front of an enthusiastic audience and treated to a special dance to welcome her to Las Vegas. After the show, Kendra and her “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” costars Jai Rodriguez and Michael Milton met and took photos with the cast.

PHOTOS: Kendra Wilkinson at “Thunder From Down Under” Wednesday, May 31 (Courtesy: SPI Entertainment)

A co-production of Adam Steck’s SPI Entertainment with Matt Murphy and Shawn Nightingale, “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” is an interactive engagement that takes the motto “practice makes perfect” to a whole new level. As the ultimate adults-only party, the show promises to leave audiences with intimate bedroom insight.

“Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” performs nightly (dark Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. with additional 11 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are now on sale and start at $39 (plus taxes and fees). A VIP ticket upgrade will be available and includes a meet-and-greet and souvenir photo with the stars. For more information, visit https://www.caesars.com/paris-las-vegas/shows/sex-tips or follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @SexTipsVegas.

ABOUT SPI ENTERTAINMENT
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer Adam Steck, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with six buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Human Nature: Jukebox, Boyz II Men, Louie Larger Than Life, The Australian Bee Gees Show, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, and more. One of SPI’s biggest hits includes Australia’s Thunder from Down Under, one of the longest running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.

ABOUT MATT MURPHY
MATT MURPHY (Playwright/Producer) is the playwright and producer of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Off-Broadway, National Tour, Las Vegas). As producer, Matt’s Broadway productions include Side Show, the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne, and Impressionism, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. In addition, Matt has produced the Off-Broadway and touring hits of Altar Boyz, The Berenstain Bears LIVE!, and Virtually Me!, which was recently profiled on Fox News for its efforts to educate students about the increasingly challenging issue of cyber-bullying. www.MattMurphyProductions.com

ABOUT SHAWN NIGHTINGALE
SHAWN NIGHTINGALE (Producer) is a native of Cape Cod who grew up around theatre in Provincetown, MA. Shawn produced the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway and he has produced and worked with Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, Whoopi Goldberg, Lainie Kazan, John Waters, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Taylor Dayne, Bruce Vilanch, and the Tony Award-winning Elaine Stritch (At Liberty). In addition to his work in live entertainment, Shawn produced and starred in the short film The Appointment and P-Town the series. Shawn owns a consulting business and is on the board of directors for numerous non-profit companies as a business advisor.

ABOUT PARIS LAS VEGAS
Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites. Additionally, the resort offers an 85,000 square-foot casino; the two-acre Soleil Pool; Las Vegas’ first rooftop bar and grill, BEER PARK, spanning 10,000 square feet; Paris Spa by Mandara; two wedding chapels; unique French retail shopping located along the resort’s Le Boulevard District and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi, Steve Martorano’s signature Italian-American dishes at Martorano’s and internationally-renowned Gordon Ramsay Steak. For more information, please visit parislasvegas.com. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Experience Las Vegas’ Newest Neighborhood and Paint in The Park at “Palette Serenade” on June 29

Experience Las Vegas’ Newest Neighborhood
and Paint in The Park at “Palette Serenade” on June 29

 

What: The Park, Las Vegas’ newest outdoor dining and entertainment district, welcomes guests to enjoy a vibrant night of painting and neighborhood bites at the Palette Serenade event on June 29. With four Las Vegas themed paintings to choose from, guests can relax and socialize while enjoying the desert landscape around them, as well as lively music from violinist Brandon Summers.

This event is open to the public and all art supplies are included in the $25 admission. Additionally, guests will be able to take home their pieces of art as reminders of their beautiful evening at The Park.

The event will be held near the front entrance to The Park. Participants are invited to purchase food and beverage offerings from The Park’s restaurants including Beerhaus, California Pizza Kitchen and Bruxie. For those interested in an elevated experience, Palette Serenade also will be set up near Sake Rok, a Japanese dining extravaganza, with specialty table service including a 10 percent discount from the original menu prices. Guests will additionally have the opportunity to mingle with a special guest from Excalibur Hotel & Casino’s Thunder from Down Under. He will be joining the event as an honorary painter.

Tickets are available in advance on Pinot’s Palette website or upon arrival with cash or credit card. The Palette Serenade event is hosted by Henderson’s Pinot’s Palette, a step-by-step sip and paint studio.

When:
Wednesday, June 29
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: The Park
3799 Las Vegas Blvd., S.

Website: TheParkVegas.com

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@theparkvegas
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HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS TAPS INTO THE FINAL WEEKEND OF OKTOBERFEST WITH HORNY MIKE, THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER AND LADIES OF FANTASY

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HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS TAPS INTO THE FINAL WEEKEND OF OKTOBERFEST WITH HORNY MIKE, THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER AND LADIES OF FANTASY

 

WHO:  Count on a good time Thursday as Horny Mike from Counting Cars steps up to tap the keg for the first time. On Friday, the buff blokes of Thunder from Down Under will bring the heat as they tap into the final weekend of Oktoberfest. On Saturday, the gorgeous Ladies of FANTASY will wrap up the Oktoberfest celebrations in style with a sexy Halloween keg tapping.

 

WHAT:  Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest offers guests endless Bavarian fun, food and, of course, Oktoberfestbier imported from Munich, Germany. The full-bodied lager is brewed to perfection and sports a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume. Guests can test their strength during the Oktoberfest Stein-Holding contest for a chance to win a six-pack of Oktoberfestbier and be entered in a drawing for a dinner for 10. The fun continues with Jägermeister spankings, dancing on the benches and the taste of fresh-roasted almonds and pecans.

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

WHEN:
HORNY MIKE – Thursday, October 29 at 8:30 p.m.

THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER – Friday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.
LADIES OF FANTASY – Saturday, October 31 at 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas –  4510 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

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Visit OktoberfestVegas.com for a full schedule of upcoming events.

Celebrate Your Freedom on Independence Day in Las Vegas at MGM Resorts

Independence Day is just around the corner and it’s time to let your freedom flag wave. Whether that means having one last hoorah before the baby arrives, celebrating the kids moving out of the house or vacationing with your besties before tying the knot, MGM Resorts is ready to help you embrace your life, liberty and Sin City desires.
Two is a party, three is a crowd.

Soon you’ll be knee deep in diapers and braving sleepless nights, so it’s time to get in one last adults-only adventure.

· Indulge with a stay at Vdara – a non-smoking, non-gaming, all-suite hotel – for a health-conscious start to your vacation. Each suite includes a living room, fully equipped kitchen and modern bathroom, complete with a large soaking tub, for a luxurious retreat.

· The Spa at ARIA offers the Expecting Mothers Massage, designed to provide the ultimate relaxation for pregnant women. Dads-to-be can also feel pampered with The Royal Shave, a barber service fit for the king of the growing family.

· After a rejuvenating day full of “me time,” expectant couples can satisfy cravings at Lago at Bellagio, where they will find an array of exciting small plate Italian dishes fit for expecting mothers including Gnocchi alla Romana, Polpette di Carne and more.

· Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in an adults-only experiences and see ZUMANITY by Cirque du Soleil. Located at New York-New York, this seductive show is filled with impressive acrobatic acts and erotic fun.

Reverse empty nest syndrome.

There is no better way to celebrate the children flying the coop than a trip to Las Vegas.

· Gone are the days of planning your schedule around others. It’s your turn to spend a peaceful, kid-free day under the sun at the private Cypress Pool at Bellagio. Couples can lounge poolside via chaise lounge chairs and enjoy luxurious complimentary amenities such as chilled towels and Evian misters at this retreat reserved exclusively for adults.

· Reminisce about the good ol’ days of music with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil. Located at Mandalay Bay, the show takes viewers on a journey through the music and spirit of the King of Pop.

· Instead of spending money on the kids, treat yourself to a little retail therapy at The Shops at Crystals, the country’s only shopping destination dedicated exclusively to luxury brands. Rejoice in your freedom by filling your closet with duds from the hottest designers such as TOM FORD, Donna Karan, Paul Smith and more.

Almost hitched.

You have the rest of your life to spend with your fiancé, so celebrate the joys of singlehood by joining your BFFs for one last weekend getaway.

· Bachelors and bachelorettes alike can feel like true VIPs at ARIA Sky Suites, an exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel. Amenities fit for royalty include complimentary airport transportation, a private entrance, 24-hour concierge service and exclusive access to Sky Pool – the newest pool scene on the Las Vegas Strip.

· Kick off your ladies’ weekend at ARIA’s Lobby Bar with an unmatched collection of Special Club champagne from France’s most elite wineries. Guys don’t fret – The Pub at Monte Carlo offers more than 300 beers on tap, dueling pianos and plenty of big screen TVs for the coolest dude hangout.

· Spice up your night with some steamy entertainment, Sin City-style. Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur is the ideal show for a girls night filled with handsome men, sensual dancing routines and lots of humor. For the gentleman, FANTASY at Luxor provides men with an unforgettable night full of provocative dancing, singing and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Updated Entertainment Schedule for Excalibur Hotel & Casino

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UPDATED PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES AND THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER
AT EXCALIBUR HOTEL & CASINO

 

Effective immediately, Excalibur Hotel & Casino headliners The Australian Bee Gees will perform at 7 p.m. Saturdays and Australia’s Thunder From Down Under will perform at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturdays. Please see below for the complete schedule.

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The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees
The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees is a 75-minute, multi-media musical celebration of this legendary trio’s success as performers and songwriters in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The production features state-of-the-art sound, superb lighting and giant screens streaming video clips and stunning graphics. It is the definitive live celebration of five decades of memorable music written by the Brothers Gibb, making them one of world’s best-selling musical artists of all-time.

 

Dates/Time: Saturday – Thursday:  7 p.m.
Dark: Friday
Prices: $44.95, $54.95 and $59.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

 

Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur box office, online at excalibur.com or by phone at (702) 597-7600.

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Australia’s Thunder From Down Under
Australia’s Thunder From Down Under – the sizzling adult male revue that has been seen on national TV shows including “Project Runway,” “Drop Dead Diva” and “Ellen” – is heating up the castle with 12 performances weekly. The troupe of highly acclaimed, award-winning Australian dancers provides a sensual and celebratory adventure every night. Guests must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Dates: Nightly
Times: Monday – Wednesday:  9 p.m.
            Thursday, Saturday and Sunday:  9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
            Friday:  7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Prices: $40.95, $50.95 and $60.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

 

Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur box office, online at excalibur.com or by phone at (702) 597-7600.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW CELEBRATES 1,000 PERFORMANCES IN LAS VEGAS

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THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW CELEBRATES 1,000 PERFORMANCES
IN LAS VEGAS

IN ADDITION TO THIS ACHIEVEMENT, NEW SONGS, VIDEO PROJECTIONS AND COSTUMES HAVE BEEN
ADDED

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW celebrated its 1,000th performance in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 20 with a pre-show event to celebrate the production’s accomplishments, including new songs, arrangements, video projections and costumes. Local celebrities and notables in attendance included President and COO of Excalibur Hotel & Casino Renee West, Chris Phillips (Zowie Bowie), comedian Jeff Civillico, all-girl rock band Doll Face, as well as cast members from Thunder From Down Under, FANTASY, Tournament of Kings and JABBAWOCKEEZ.

“We are very proud of this show, and we are excited for the audience to see the new elements that have been added.” said Adam Steck, founder and CEO of SPI Entertainment, Inc.  “The 1,000 show milestone is a tribute to the quality of the performers on stage as well as a testament to the timeless music of the Bee Gees.”

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW channels Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb with their spot-on vocals, striking visual resemblance and captivating stage presence. The group has performed in over 40 countries and in front of more than 1 million people. The show has been in residency at The Excalibur since February 2011.

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THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW performs Saturday through Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Ticket prices range from $44.95 to $59.95 plus taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Excalibur Box Office, or by visiting abgshow.com or ticketmaster.com  Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-597-7600.

 

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

Photos: Holly Madison and Thunder From Down Under Donate Toys to Toys For Tots at Minus5 Ice Bar

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Photos: Holly Madison and Thunder From Down Under
Donate Toys to Toys For Tots at Minus5 Ice Bar

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Holly Madison and the blokes from Thunder From Down Under stopped by the coolest ice bar in Las Vegas to spread good tidings and cheer for a charitable cause this holiday season.

Guests, along with Holly Madison and the men of Thunder From Down Under, donated an assortment of children’s toys and treats. Sgt. Yommalat, Sgt. Ringgold, and Cpl. Baker of the United States Marine Corps assisted in collecting donation items.

Partnering with the Toys for Tots Foundation to collect donations for its annual holiday toy collection, Minus5 Ice Bar, located inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, extended the spirit of giving with its winter wonderland of hand-crafted holiday themed ice sculptures, and the opportunity for guests to donate toys to less fortunate children in Las Vegas. For each donated item, guests were given complimentary 2-for-1 entry into the ice bar.

Created in New Zealand, Minus5 Ice Bar is a unique ice-themed experience where guests can touch, feel, and explore handcrafted ice sculptures and ice architecture made from 100% pure Canadian ice, all within the beauty of a -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) stunning ice environment. This icy experience begins with donning Minus5 parkas and gloves, then entering a frozen fortress, complete with walls, tables, benches and a bar made completely of ice. Guests are surrounded by and a variety of intricate works of art, carved out of pristine ice, and created by some of the country’s foremost names in the ice sculpting business. The experience is rounded out with a state-of-the-art sound and LED light show, providing much more than just a place to grab a cold cocktail. Upon exiting, guests can purchase permanent memories of their time spent at Minus5 Ice Bar including high-quality logged clothing, framed photographs and other cool merchandise. To learn more visit www.minus5experience.com.

For more information on the Toys for Tots Foundation, please visit www.toysfortots.org

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SIGHTING: The Australian Bee Gees Show Welcomes The Cast of The D* Word- A Musical

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SIGHTING: The Australian Bee Gees Show Welcomes The Cast of The D* Word-A Musical

Guests attending last Tuesday’s showing of  The Australian Bee Gees Show at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino received a pleasant surprise as the stars of the new show, The D* Word- A Musical, currently playing at the Shimmer Cabaret inside of The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, came to enjoy the show.

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The Cast of The D* Word- A Musical with The Australian Bee Gees members.

 

About The Australian Bee Gees
Founded in 1996, The Australian Bee Gees ShowA Tribute to the Bee Gees has called the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas home since 2012. Capturing the look, sound and personality of one of the most successful groups in music history, the veteran performers bring a high-energy production, guaranteed to have audiences on the dance floor.

The show features iconic classics that changed the sound of music, including “You Should Be Dancing,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “To Love Somebody,” “Night Fever” and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” among others. The multi-media concert event utilizes state-of-the-art sound and superb lighting coupled with giant screens featuring video clips, live camera images and stunning graphics. Entering its 17th year as a group, the tribute band has performed more than 4,000 shows in more than 40 countries.

The Australian Bee Gees Show is produced by SPI Entertainment, Inc., the premier provider of world-class entertainment in Las Vegas including Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under and Divas – Starring Frank Marino.

The Australian Bee Gees Show takes the stage Saturday through Thursday at 7 p.m. nightly in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur office, online at www.excalibur.com or by phone at (702) 597-7600. See two Excalibur or Luxor shows for only $75 per person (not including applicable service charges and taxes; other restrictions may apply).

SIGHTING/PHOTOS: FRANK MARINO SURPRISED DURING DIVAS PERFORMANCE AT THE QUAD RESORT & CASINO WITH MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FIT FOR A QUEEN

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SIGHTING: FRANK MARINO SURPRISED DURING DIVAS PERFORMANCE AT
THE QUAD RESORT & CASINO WITH MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FIT FOR A QUEEN

 

Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner, Frank Marino was surprised during his performance at The Quad Resort & Casino Tuesday night with a marriage proposal from his longtime partner, associate producer Alex Schechter. Riding the wave of the historic Supreme Court rulings last week in favor of marriage equality, Schechter surprised Marino by popping the question during his stage show, while the cast of Divas cheered on in support.

The couple, who celebrates their 20th anniversary together, July 4, has yet to announce wedding plans, but one thing is certain: marriage most certainly won’t be a drag for these two.

Alex Schechter takes a knee to propose to longtime partner Frank Marino at Divas Starring Frank Marino, Tuesday, July 2. Courtesy: SPI Entertainment.
Alex Schechter takes a knee to propose to longtime partner Frank Marino at Divas Starring Frank Marino, Tuesday, July 2. Courtesy: SPI Entertainment.
Frank Marino admires his new engagement ring as his longtime partner Alex Schechter revels in the moment. Courtesy: SPI Entertainment.
Frank Marino admires his new engagement ring as his longtime partner Alex Schechter revels in the moment. Courtesy: SPI Entertainment.

About Frank Marino
Frank Marino has been a Las Vegas headliner for more than 25 years. An accomplished author, newscaster, columnist, spokesperson and male actress, he stars in Divas Starring Frank Marino at The Quad Resort & Casino, produced by SPI Entertainment.

Marino, the bestselling author of HIS MAJESTY, THE QUEEN, also appeared in “Miss Congeniality 2,” alongside Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock. After performing for more than 10 million people, Guinness World Records bestowed him with the honor of most performances by a headliner on any Las Vegas stage.

For more information about Frank Marino, visit http://www.frankmarino.com.

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

Aid for AIDS of Nevada Welcomes More Than 12,000 Walkers to UNLV for 23rd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas

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Aid for AIDS of Nevada Welcomes More Than 12,000 Walkers to UNLV for 23rd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas

On Sunday, April 14, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) once again set fundraising records as they hosted the 23rd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) with entertainment legends Penn & Teller serving as Grand Marshals and leading the Penn & Teller Challenge team for the 12th consecutive year. More than 12,000 supporters joined AFAN for the 2013 walk and collectively raised $471,000. The Penn & Teller Challenge set a new fundraising record with 1,764 walkers raising a total of $224,140.

Walgreens returned for a second consecutive year to serve as a presenting sponsor for AIDS Walk Las Vegas and provided a pivotal role in fundraising efforts. Throughout February and March, local Walgreens stores raised $120,055 for AIDS Walk, which was presented to AFAN during the event’s opening ceremonies. Also announced during this year’s opening ceremonies was the return of AFAN’s annual Black and White Party, now entering its 27th year, to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for another celebration with impeccable cuisine, delicious cocktails and eye-catching entertainment on Aug. 24, 2013.

In a new fundraising component for this year’s event, AFAN extended their fundraising efforts to benefit other nonprofit organizations serving individuals with HIV/AIDS.  AFAN split 50 percent of the $5,275 raised by nonprofit teams, including: The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, Golden Rainbow, Human Rights Campaign, Nevada AIDS Project, Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada, and Rebuilding All Goals Efficiently (RAGE).

Walkers at the 2013 walk enjoyed gorgeous weather and exciting entertainment throughout the day, including a performance of “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Strip headliners Rock of Ages and performances from other notable Las Vegas Strip artists such as Melody Sweets of Absinthe, The Australian Bee Gees and the casts of Fantasy and Thunder from Down Under.  Music for the event was provided by DJ Axis, while CBS Radio personalities Lauren Michaels of 98.5 KLUC, Heather Collins of Mix 94.1 and Chris Jackson of KXTE 107.5 kept the crowd enamored with their wit and energy.

The event was co-hosted by Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis stars of Chippendales and fan favorites from CBS’ “Amazing Race,” and local TV anchor Chris Saldaña. Various government officials came to show their support for AFAN, including Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Congresswoman Dina Titus, and representatives from the offices of Congressman Steven Horsford, Congressman Joe Heck.

AFAN also partnered with the Human Rights Campaign to present the Sixth Annual HRC Community Picnic immediately following AIDS Walk, with 10 percent of sales being donated back to AFAN.  Walkers were treated to an array dining options including food-truck fare from Chi-Town Hustler, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream, Curbside Café, Sauced, Ben & Jerry’s, Señor Blues, Slidin’ Thru, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Sausagefest and Bad Ass Coffee.

As AFAN’s largest fundraiser of the year, all proceeds from the AIDS Walk will go towards assisting and educating more than 4,000 men, women and children infected with HIV and AIDS in Southern Nevada.

School is Now in Session: Night School 4 Girls Opens at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip

Night School 4 Girls

School is Now in Session: Night School 4 Girls Opens
at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip

Class is now in session at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip as Night School 4 Girls debuts at its rocking new home. The sinfully crafted course gives ladies the chance to unleash their inner bombshell and transform themselves into Vegas vixens.

The fun and frisky class will be featured on the hit Bravo show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, with television personality and fashion model Brandi Glanville serving as the special Night School 4 Girls guest host.

“I had so much fun working with Night School 4 Girls and am excited for its launch at the Hard Rock Cafe,” said Glanville. “I love its message of empowerment and that it really reinforces that you can be sexy at any age and any shape!”

“Night School 4 Girls is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows ladies to bring out their wild side, and to have a lot of fun while doing it,” said Bri Steck, Partner and COO of Night School 4 Girls.

The 70-minute class teaches students sexy moves, the art of sensuality, pole dancing tricks and a burlesque routine, complete with chairs and feather boas. Demonstrating the hottest moves on the Strip, instructors are none other than real Vegas showgirls, who headline in sexy shows such as FANTASY and Jubilee!

Appealing to every age, Night School 4 Girls is the perfect destination for bachelorette parties, the next girls night out, divorce parties or just for ladies looking to “further” their education. After completing the course, students graduate as Vegas lifestyle pros, gaining a new set of skills and a diploma as proof. Ladies also receive tickets to the hottest import from the Outback, Thunder From Down Under and a souvenir photograph and t-shirt. Specialty party packages are available and include limo service, VIP entry and open bar at Las Vegas’ hottest nightclubs and more.

Produced by SPI Entertainment, Inc. the leading Las Vegas provider of world-class, female-targeted entertainment, which also produces the hit shows Thunder From Down Under and American Storm, Night School 4 Girls promises the best ladies-only experience on the Strip.

Night School 4 Girls takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip weekend afternoons. Tickets start at $39 for general admission, with specialty packages available. For a limited time only, locals receive a special opening ticket price of $20 for general admission (code: Locals). Ages 21 and up. For more information on packages, schedules and more, visit: http://www.nightschool4girls.com or call 702-701-7778.

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

 

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 181 venues in 58 countries, including 142 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.  The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai.  HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Melaka and San Jose.  New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Photos: Thunder From Down Under Performers Visit with Dolphins at The Mirage Tuesday, Dec. 18

This morning, Tuesday, Dec. 18, Thunder From Down Under performers Alex Biffan and Ryan Pakitook a dip with Maverick, a bottlenose dolphin, at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Shortly after arriving at the Habitat, the two excited performers quickly changed into wetsuits before diving into the water. After a quick tutorial by Philip Admire, Curator of Dolphin Care, Alex and Ryan were able to cue Maverick on several interactions including a pectoral fin wave and a dorsal tow. The two Aussies then treated their new friend to one of his favorite snacks—a mix of fish and squid. Before saying goodbye, the two entertainers were joined by Maverick on the ledge of the pool where images were captured to commemorate their visit.

Thunder from Down Under performs seven nights a week at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.  For show times and ticket prices, visit www.excalibur.com/entertainment/. Additionally, The Mirage offers guests the Trainer for a Day Program where they can enjoy similar experiences as those described above. For more information, visit http://www.miragehabitat.com.

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Welcomes the Holiday Season with Special Grand Opening Celebration

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Welcomes the
Holiday Season with Special Grand Opening Celebration

Guests enjoyed a special performance by Terry Fator, celebrity red carpet and tram tours that included the world’s largest light tunnel

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the holiday drive-through spectacular, hosted a grand opening celebration on Thursday, Nov. 15. Guests enjoyed a special performance by Terry Fator, great food, a celebrity red carpet and tram tours of the world’s largest light tunnel and more than 450 animated light displays along a 2.5 mile racetrack.

Celebrities in attendance included Jayne Post of Marriage Can Be Murder, Kevin Burke of Defending the Caveman, Murray Sawchuck Celebrity Magician of Tropicana’s Laugh Factory and casts of Thunder From Down Under and Fantasy. Treats were available from Popped and hot chocolate from Bad Ass Coffee. In addition, guests enjoyed delicious food by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and eggnog courtesy of Boy Scouts of America.

Glittering Lights is open nightly through Jan. 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5:30-10 p.m. Speedway Children’s Charities receives a portion of ticket sales and provides funding for hundreds of children’s charities throughout Southern Nevada. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will provide $2 off admission with a donation of gently used items at any of the 30+ sites located in Southern Nevada or at the gates of Glittering Lights.

EXCALIBUR Las Vegas ~ October Entertainment and Nightlife

EXCALIBUR

KING ARTHUR’S ARENA

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS
One of the last true dinner shows in Las Vegas, Tournament of Kings is a live production adapted from the tale of King Arthur. Performed in a 900-seat theater-in-the-round arena, the show engages the audience through its tale of valor and treachery. Mighty horses and feats of skill, special effects and pyrotechnics further add to the unique appeal of the production. Throughout the performance, a hearty three-course meal is served in the spirit and tradition of the medieval period – sans utensils.

Dates: Wednesday – Monday
Dark: Tuesday
Times: Monday and Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur box office, online at www.excalibur.com or by phone at (702) 597-7600.

 

THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER SHOWROOM

AUSTRALIA’S THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER
A fun, yet steamy adult production is heating up the castle. These eight highly acclaimed, award-winning, male-revue dancers strive to provide a sensual adventure using state-of-the-art lighting, amazing costumes and perfected choreography. Guests must be 18 years of age or older (18 – 20 must be accompanied by an adult).

Dates: Nightly
Times: Sunday – Thursday: 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Prices: $60.95, $50.95 and $40.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur box office, online at www.excalibur.com or by phone at (702) 597-7600.

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES
The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees is a 75-minute multi-media concert event with a contemporary perspective featuring state-of-the-art sound, superb lighting and giant screens streaming video clips, live camera images and stunning graphics. It is the definitive live celebration of five decades of memorable music written by the Brothers Gibb, one of the most successful and adored acts in musical history.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $59.95, $54.95 and $44.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur box office, online at www.excalibur.com or by phone at (702) 597-7600.

 

LOUNGES

DICK’S LAST RESORT
Angel Management Group brings an exciting lineup of musical acts set to rock the house seven nights a week to the wackiest joint on The Strip. Guests are encouraged to join in the fun as a mix of yesterday’s classics and today’s favorites are played by some of Las Vegas’ most energetic musical acts, certain to keep a packed house pumped up every night.

Act: Live Entertainment
Dates and Times: Thursday – Monday: 8 p.m.

OCTANE LOUNGE
Octane, the high-energy lounge located on Excalibur’s Castle Walk, is a great place to grab a drink before dinner or after a show. This 100-seat lounge offers live entertainment, a full bar menu and signature cocktails such as the High Octane Kiss, a blend of Malibu Rum, Crème de Banana, Midori and a splash of cream. A team of energetic bartenders and servers perform upbeat dance routines throughout the evening.

Dates: Daily
Times: Sunday – Thursday: 8 p.m. to midnight
Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

THE LOUNGE
The Lounge is located on Excalibur’s casino floor and features live entertainment daily from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday – Thursday and 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

ATTRACTIONS

FUN DUNGEON
Fun Dungeon, the renowned Excalibur arcade, is home to numerous carnival-style games and a state-of-the-art arcade and gift store.

Dates: Daily
Times: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to midnight
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada Hosts 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas at UNLV on April 15

Aid for AIDS of Nevada Hosts 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas  at UNLV on April 15

Penn & Teller Serve as Grand Marshals for 11th Consecutive Year

 

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosts the 22nd annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus on Sunday, April 15 at 8 a.m. Penn & Teller, the iconic entertainment duo, will serve as Grand Marshals for the 11th consecutive year and will host the Penn & Teller Challenge, which promises to match all monetary funds raised by pledges and donations to AFAN.

“Our organization is always overwhelmed by the massive volume of support the Las Vegas community puts behind the annual AIDS Walk,” said AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo. “Penn & Teller are the main driving force behind that support, and their passionate commitment to AFAN has been immensely helpful to the organization. We are honored to continue our relationship with Penn & Teller for yet another amazing year and eagerly await the 2012 results of the always successful Penn & Teller Challenge.”

Participants may register for the AIDS Walk as individuals, join an existing team or start their own team. Registration is free, but a minimum donation of $50 per person is encouraged. To register, please visit AFANLV.ORG. To join the Penn & Teller Challenge, click here and follow the Penn & Teller Challenge link to ‘Join Our Team.’

Hosting the event for the fourth consecutive year is 8 News Now Anchor Chris Saldana.  Saldana will be joined by CBS Radio personalities Mark & Mercedes In The Morning of MIX 94.1, Lauren from Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo on 98.5 KLUC and Dustin In The Afternoons on X107.5, who will all serve as co-hosts throughout the day. This year’s walk will also feature a variety of entertainment including the cast of Fantasy from the Luxor Hotel & Casino, Thunder from Down Under from Excalibur Hotel & Casino, DJ Axis, the cast of Las Vegas’ own youth glee club On with the Show and more.

For more than 20 years, AFAN has hosted the AIDS Walk with great success and led the community to recognize the disease that has now grown to be a worldwide pandemic. The event serves as AFAN’s largest fundraiser of the year, providing funds for programs to assist and educate more than 3,500 men, women and children infected with HIV and AIDS in southern Nevada. More than 8,500 walkers participated in last year’s event, raising more than $461,000. The Penn & Teller Challenge raised more than $219,000 of that total. AFAN’s 2012 AIDS Walk goal is to break all attendance, community involvement and fundraising benchmarks from previous years.

In addition, the AIDS Walk serves as a unique opportunity for both local businesses and large corporations to come together and get involved as sponsors.  Sponsors of this year’s walk include QVegas, Findlay Cadillac, Audi Henderson, Lamborghini Las Vegas, Nestle, The Apothecary Shops, Caesars Entertainment, Valley Press, 8 News Now, CBS Radio, Vegas Seven, Outdoor Promotions, Clear Channel Outdoor, Rubio’s, Walgreens, Jamba Juice, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Lobster ME, Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar, I Love Burgers and  Yelp.  These partnerships range from monetary donations to providing prizes for the top walkers and more. The success of the AIDS Walk would not be possible without the support of local businesses. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be found here.

Following the closing ceremonies of the AIDS Walk, a Food Truck Round-Up and picnic will be held on the UNLV campus.  Ten food trucks, including Tasty Bunz, Sin City Wings, The Rusty Pickle, Grouchy John’s, Chi-Town Hustler, The Red Neck Kitchen, Roamin’ Dough, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream, BBQ Boy and Charlie’s Lunch, will be on hand to serve the thousands of hungry walkers.

 

About Penn & Teller
The outrageous duo, Penn & Teller are known for their unique blend of comedy and magic. Their show has been a Broadway hit around the country and now found a permanent home in Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Penn & Teller perform in the Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater nightly at 9 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $95/$85/$75 (plus tax) and are available through the Rio Box Office at (888) 746-7784. For more information, please visit www.pennandteller.com.

About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit www.afanlv.org.

Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Celebrities attend Silverton Casino Hotel to support Nevada SPCA Celebrity Bingo Bow Wow Fundraiser Feb. 25

 

Silverton Casino Hotel and the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) held the Celebrity Bingo Bow Wow fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25 inside Veil Pavilion. Celebrities in attendance included: Richard “The Old Man” Harrison from HISTORY Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” pro BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, Angel Porrino, The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets from Absinthe, Josh Strickland from E!’s Holly’s World and Peepshow, Fantasy, Thunder From Down Under, magician Murray Sawchuck and many more.

Each celebrity walked the red carpet along with the dog or goat of their choice provided by the Nevada SPCA. The event brought awareness to the many pets that need to be adopted as well as the proceeds from the event went to benefit the no-kill animal shelter. The event raised $7,000 for the Nevada SPCA.

Celebrities played bingo alongside other guests and some even called games from the stage. Performers for the event were the girls from Fantasy, the guys from Thunder From Down Under and season 10 American Idol finalist Jacob Lusk, who sang a song by his idol, the late Whitney Houston.