Musical power couple, Cindy Blackman Santana and House of Blues headliner Carlos Santana, release “Imagine” video benefiting WhyHunger

Cindy Blackman Santana & Carlos Santana Premiere “Imagine” Video via ROLLING STONE

 

Cindy Blackman Santana and House of Blues headliner Carlos Santana have released the video for their version of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono-penned classic “Imagine.” View via Rolling Stone.

The song drops today and is featured on the first playlist from SongAid and WhyHunger’s ongoing effort to fight the global hunger crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, each week SongAid will release new music from a growing list of contributing artists. Each time a fan listens to a SongAid song, the streaming proceeds will go to WhyHunger’s Rapid Response Fund. Content will be distributed through a partnership with leading music distribution company The Orchard and made available to fans listening on Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Apple Music and sharing on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

 

“Imagine” will also be featured on Cindy’s new album, “Give The Drummer Some,” which will be released in mid-September 2020 with songs that span the realm of jazz, rock, and funk and featuring Cindy’s incredible versatility both behind the kit and in front of the microphone.

 

If you would like to purchase or stream the song, click here or visit https://orcd.co/songaidvol1

Ferraro’s Summer Regional Menu Series Returns, June 1 – 11

Plated dishes in the Ferraro’s kitchen.
(Photo courtesy of Ferraro’s)

FERRARO’S SUMMER REGIONAL MENU SERIES RETURNS:
THE PIEDMONT, JUNE 1 – JUNE 11

Prix Fixe Dinner Menus Showcasing Italy’s Best Culinary Regions Will Rotate Every Two Weeks Through Summer

 This summer, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will again offer a way to experience the flavors of Italy without leaving Las Vegas with its Summer Regional Menu Series. This changing rotation of prix fixe menus inspired by Italy’s most renowned culinary regions includes four courses for a superb summertime value of $49 per person. To complement the regional menus, Ferraro’s also currently offers 50 percent off select bottles of wine for locals with Nevada ID.

The first Summer Regional Menu spotlights Piemonte—known as The Piedmont in English—and launches June 1 continuing through June 11. The menu will be offered Monday through Thursday.

Ferraro’s full Piemonte-inspired menu follows:

Appetizer (choose one)
Vitello Tonnato
Slowly roasted veal, light caper-tuna sauce, peppery croutons
-or-
Sformatino di Spinaci
Soft spinach flan, truffle-fontina cheese fondue

Pasta
Agnolotti di Bue
Beef ravioli, mushrooms, parmigiano cheese

Main Course (choose one)
Rollatine al Taleggio
Rolled veal with pancetta & taleggio cheese, buttery asparagus
-or-
Salmone
Seared salmon, sweet and sour vegetable, salsa verde

Dolce
Cremoso al Caffe
Coffee cremoso, strawberry, Moscato d’Asti

For more information about Ferraro’s or to make reservations, call (702) 364-5300.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
The health and safety of our customers remains paramount. In accordance with guidelines set forth by public health agencies, Ferraro’s has enhanced our cleaning processes throughout the day and stepped up our nightly sanitization processes. We also mandate our employees always wear plastic gloves and face coverings to maintain a clean and virus-free environment. As an additional measure, Ferraro’s offers hand sanitizer stations located in multiple areas of the venue for our guests to access easily.

ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Ferraro’s is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Dolly Parton Lends Her Ever-Assuring Voice During COVID-19 Health Crisis With The Release of New Song “When Life Is Good Again” Premiering The Official Music Video Exclusively on Time.com

Dolly Parton Lends Her Ever-Assuring Voice During COVID-19 Health Crisis With The Release of New Song “When Life Is Good Again” Premiering The Official Music Video Exclusively on Time.com 

Parton also joins “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” To Discuss The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Her Popular “Goodnight with Dolly” Web Series

Dolly Parton has consistently used her platform to spread hope and joy to countless fans throughout her legendary career. At a time when our world seems to be in disarray and so many are struggling, Parton is once again using her familiar and comforting voice to lift us all to a better place with the release of her new song “When Life Is Good Again,” which premiered earlier this week on EW.com on May 27th and it’s official music video that premiered exclusively on TIME.com on May 28th following Parton’s illuminating interview with “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” series.  

LISTEN:  “When Life Is Good Again” 

WATCH:  “When Life Is Good Again”

The music video for “When Life Is Good Again” is a heartwarming visual that reminds everyone of all the happy memories and inspires us to look forward past this temporary moment of distance and isolation. Parton also uses the video as a nod to all of the selfless front line workers who are fighting each day to keep us safe. Several of those courageous health workers are featured in the video as a symbol of community and how in times of crisis we come together to support one another. 

“Since our world was forever changed by the COVID virus, I have felt a deep respect and appreciation for all of our frontline responders,” says Parton. “This video is to pay respect to them and to remind all of us that this too shall pass. If we pull together as a community, we can rise above and look forward to more beautiful days on the horizon. I hope you love this song as much as I have loved bringing it to you.”

 

Parton appeared in conversation with TIME Editor-In-Chief, Edward Felsenthal, on “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” on May 28th, where she discussed public service and why initiatives like her influential children’s literacy program, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and her current web series, “Goodnight With Dolly,” are so important and close to her heart. At the conclusion of the interview stream, Parton and Felsenthal exclusively premiered the official music video for “When Life Is Good Again,” which is currently featured on TIME.com‘s homepage. 

The “TIME100 Talks: Finding Hope” series brings together the world’s leading voices to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world. This series will have a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Other luminaries who have been featured in the series include Angelina Jolie, John Legend, among many others. 

In addition to speaking on the Imagination Library and their work, Parton also discusses her wildly successful YouTube series, “Goodnight with Dolly,” in which she reads select Imagination Library books, all carefully chosen for this moment in time. The 10-week series kicked-off on April 2nd with a reading of “The Little Engine That Could” and will come to the end of its run on June 4th. 

WATCH:   Goodnight With Dolly 

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON:
Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. Her 2016 #1 album, “Pure & Simple,” which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, added to that massive tally. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards and 49 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with for KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on “God Only Knows”; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton has donated over 130 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children’s book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library’s 100 millionth book donation. From her “Coat of Many Colors” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage. 

ABOUT THE DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY:
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. it would prove to be the first of many millions of over 135 million books gifted to children around the world. Dolly’s home state of Tennessee pledged to pursue statewide coverage in 2004 and global expansion was on the horizon. After the United States, the program launched in Canada in 2006 followed by the United Kingdom in 2007, Australia in 2013 and the Republic of Ireland in 2019. For more information visit imaginationlibrary.com.

Fremont Street Experience to Reopen in Downtown Las Vegas June 3

 

FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE TO REOPEN IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS JUNE 3

 

Fremont Street Experience (FSE) announced today they will reopen the pedestrian mall and access to adjacent hotel casinos and retail stores when they reopen on June 3 at 9 a.m.

 

Leading up to the reopening of FSE’s casino partners, the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision, will display a 144-hour countdown that will conclude at the exact moment gaming operations restart at 12:01 a.m. on June 4.

 

Adhering to the guidelines put forth by the Global Association for the Attractions Industry (IAPPA), SlotZilla zipline will also reopen in downtown Las Vegas on June 4 at 4 p.m.

 

As downtown Las Vegas prepares to reopen, FSE will continue to employ robust cleaning procedures designed to mitigate the spread of the virus based on guidance of Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and public health officials. To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, FSE will disinfect the pedestrian mall, parking garage and SlotZilla towers twice a day with environmentally friendly and highly effective products that are immediately safe for human contact.

 

“The health and well-being of our guests, tenants, resort partners and employees remain a top priority to Fremont Street Experience,” said Patrick Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fremont Street Experience. “Although experiences will be altered to adjust to this new normal, we are committed to reinvigorating downtown Las Vegas and helping make a positive impact in the community. We look forward to welcoming guests back to Fremont Street Experience soon.”

 

For more information and to purchase SlotZilla tickets, visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

About Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience, a six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is an open-air promenade of gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages 365 days per year and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. In partnership with the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority, the $32 million renovation to the iconic Viva Vision screen illuminates downtown Las Vegas with 16,433,152 pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it seven-times brighter than the existing canopy with four-times the resolution allowing the screen to be seen 24 hours a day for the first time in its existence. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, a unique zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, taking riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 70 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 24 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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Tim Atwood & Jeannie Seely To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, May 30

Tim Atwood And Jeannie Seely To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, May 30

“An Intimate Evening With Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood” Facebook Live at 2pm (CT) and will air on 650 WSM at 12am (CT)

Country music entertainer Tim Atwood and Grand Ole Opry member Jeannie Seely will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, May 30th. While maintaining social distancing and upholding CDC guidelines, there will not be a live audience; however, viewers can watch the taping live at 2pm CT on Facebook or on wsmonline.com worldwide at Midnight CT. As always listeners can tune in and hear the Midnite Jamboree live on WSM radio 650AM at midnight CT.

Tim Atwood & Jeannie Seely have known and performed together for over 40 years. “An Intimate Evening With Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood” is a special performance that showcases their blended styles, sense of humor and talent, which combined, contributes over a century’s worth of music and memories. Together they have traveled the United States and for the first time, will bring to the airways an unforgettable night of unscripted, unplanned and possibly unrehearsed entertainment.

“I’m so happy to have the opportunity to perform this special show. The Midnight Jamboree is a part of our history here in Nashville and I consider it an honor anytime I can carry on the legacy of Ernest Tubb,” shared Jeannie Seely. “As the second longest running radio show after the Grand Ole Opry, we appreciate David McCormick continuing this tradition.”

Tim Atwood confides, “Playing the Midnite Jamboree always makes me smile. For years I backed so many artists on the jamboree stage. Now when I play in the spotlight, I bow my head before the curtain opens, in gratitude. This show is a part of our heritage–our musical thread–that connects us to our past and propels us into the future. Like Jeannie, I admire and respect David McCormick for keeping this tradition alive.”

During his thirty eight years on the Grand Ole Opry, Tim performed alongside nearly four decades of country music hit makers including Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Jim Ed Brown, Roy Clark, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood,Taylor Swift and Jeannie Seely.

To keep up with Tim Atwood on his website and stay in touch with him on all of his social media platforms follow his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.

To keep up with Jeannie Seely on her website and stay in touch with her on all of her social media platforms follow her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.

About Tim Atwood:
Tim Atwood is an award winning entertainer honored in our nation’s Congressional Record for his many contributions to country music as a performer and a studio musician. Tim is a 38 year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage, a member of the world famous Wheeling Jamboree and is proud to include memberships into the ALM Musician’s Hall of Fame, along with an artist membership into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, to his list of accolades. After a recent nod by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for Songwriter of the Year, Tim’s song “That’s How I Roll” was recorded as a collaborative effort by Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan and Vince Gill for Jeannie’s upcoming album. Tim’s TV appearances include the Hallmark channel’s Home & Family show, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, The Dailey & Vincent Show, Country Family Reunion, Opry Live and Hee Haw. Voted “Fan Favorite” by the Genuine Country Music Association, Tim’s recent live stream performances these past two months, during our world’s new normal, have been viewed by over 500,000 country music fans.

About Jeannie Seely:
Jeannie Seely was honored by Lincoln Memorial University where she received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. In June 2019 she was honored and recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry by the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women in Business. with The Standing Ovation Award which was presented to Ms. Seely at the inaugural Influencing Women Awards Gala. Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. Many of the songs were recorded by Hall of Fame members. Jeannie earned a Grammy for her recording of “Don’t Touch Me” in 1967. Seely is a weekly on-air host on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, where she shares personal memories and fun stories about the songs she spins. 2018 Seely was honored to receive recognition and a star on the famed Music City Walk of Fame and recognized for ranking #2 in Billboard’s Top TV Songs Chart for January 2018 for her song “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” written in 1964 and recorded by Irma Thomas. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”– a title that’s still used today. Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. A country music legend and trailblazer, her perseverance over many years earned Seely the honor of being the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry. Jeannie works tirelessly behind the scenes in the music industry on behalf of fellow artists and musicians. Known for her quick wit and humor, she documented some of her “sayings” in her book, Pieces Of A Puzzled Mind, which is a unique collection of witticisms. Jeannie Seely has also starred in several major stage productions. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music,” music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities,” and that statement still holds true. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.

Las Vegas CEO Gives Away 2,000 Free Flights to the City as Part of “Keep America Flying” Promotion

 

LAS VEGAS CEO AND PROPERTY DEVELOPER GIVES AWAY 2,000 FREE FLIGHTS TO THE CITY AS PART OF “KEEP AMERICA FLYING” PROMOTION

Eager Travelers Snag Free Flights to Las Vegas from Cities Across the Country to Help Stimulate Tourism and Reignite Airline Industry

 

Yesterday, Downtown Las Vegas CEO and property developer Derek Stevens launched his “Keep America Flying” promotion, where the casino owner offered 2,000 free one-way flights to Las Vegas from dozens of cities across the country. Announced at 9 a.m. PDT yesterday, the first round of 1,000 flights were scooped up by enthusiastic participants in a less than two hours. Due to the incredible demand, Stevens offered an additional 1,000 flights, which were booked within mere hours of the announcement.

Welcoming visitors from all areas of the country, the property developer hopes the act of goodwill will help stimulate Las Vegas tourism and reignite the airline industry. Stevens will reopen his Downtown Las Vegas casinos, the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on June 4.

To view Stevens’ video announcement for the giveaway, click here.

The Las Vegas-bound flights were available through several American carriers including Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. Offered on a first-come first-serve basis, takeoff cities included Atlanta (ATL); Appleton, Wisc. (ATW); Austin (AUS); Boise, Idaho (BOI); Boston (BOS); Buffalo (BUF); Chicago (ORD); Cincinnati (CVG); Dallas (DFW); Denver (DEN); Detroit (DTW); Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR); Kansas City, Mo. (MCI); Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS); Louisville (SDF); Memphis, Tenn. (MEM); Milwaukee (MKE); Minneapolis (MSP); Oklahoma City (OKC); Omaha, Neb. (OMA); Orlando (MCO); Oakland, Calif. (OAK); Phoenix (PHX); Portland, Ore. (PDX); San Antonio (SAT); San Diego (SAN); San Francisco (SFO); Seattle (SEA); Sioux Falls, S.D. (FSD); South Bend, Ind. (SBN); St. Louis (STL); Tampa (TPA) and Tulsa, Okla. (TUL).

Though guests are encouraged to stay at Stevens’ properties, they will not be required to do so as part of the promotion. For additional information, including terms and conditions, visit www.theD.com.

For information regarding the D and Golden Gate’s health and safety protocol following the COVID-19 crisis, visit www.thed.com/health-safety/.

 

About the D Las Vegas

the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR, BarCanada and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

Opened in 1906, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino’s legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era and now the 21st century. Located at One Fremont Street on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience, Golden Gate claimed Las Vegas’ first official address and became a landmark as the city’s most historic hotel and casino. Golden Gate has continued its vintage Vegas character by preserving 10 of the rooms that opened with the property. The “Original 10” rooms welcomed ranchers, railroad men, singers, mobsters, vacationers and more and have become a part of Golden Gate’s deep roots. Fast forward to the present, Golden Gate now houses CEO Derek Stevens’ sports betting venture, Circa Sportsbook, two luxurious penthouses, an expanded 14-suite tower, two bars and an expansive gaming floor. For more information, visit www.goldengatecasino.com or follow Golden Gate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Debuts New Arts in Medicine Program

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Debuts New Arts in Medicine Program

The Former Project Imagine Merging Into Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

 

Project Imagine, an Arts in Medicine program which has enhanced the lives of thousands of Southern Nevada pediatric patients, will continue its inspirational work by becoming a program of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.

Under the mutually approved agreement, Project Imagine will disband its own 501(c)(3) designation and become a full-fledged Arts in Medicine Program within Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, also a 501(c)(3) organization. The merger will benefit the arts initiative in several ways, including the ability to strengthen and expand the program, seek additional sources of revenue through Cure 4 The Kids Foundation donors, and provide the program with a permanent location.

“I started this organization 12 years ago after cancer took the life of a little girl I knew and deeply loved,” said Diane Mifsud, Founder of Project Imagine. “The loss propelled me to look at how I could use my artistic talents to benefit other children facing similar and difficult medical journeys. Through Project Imagine, I have had the pleasure to work side-by-side with the staff at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. I see their excellence at work and the incredible care they have for these patients. Their focus and dedication to patients are why I chose to join Cure 4 The Kids Foundation,” she said.

Mifsud will bring her artistic interventions to patients at the clinic, including before and after medical appointments and during lengthy treatments in the clinic’s infusion suite. Cure 4 The Kids patients admitted into Summerlin Hospital’s Pediatric Hematology Oncology Unit will interact with Mifsud via virtual online visits.

In the past, Mifsud utilized additional local artists in music, theater, art, and photography to provide one-on-one enrichment sessions with patients, and to help them cope with feelings of isolation that can accompany a prolonged illness. Due to pandemic health safeguards, these additional artistic experiences will remain on hold until further notice.

“I am so very proud that Diane Mifsud chose to bring this successful Arts in Medicine program into the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation family where it will continue to enhance the lives of patients, and also benefit from our shared vision to provide the best treatment and related services to patients and their families,” said Annette Logan-Parker, president & CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.

As part of the transition, Mifsud will become director of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Arts in Medicine program and a member of the organization’s Behavioral Health Team.

“I know the impact our artists have on these children, which is why I continue to be so passionate about art working alongside medicine,” said Mifsud. “One of our artists played guitar for a boy in isolation – at a medically approved and safe distance – and the musician was able to change the energy in that room in seconds. It makes me cry when I think about it. Everybody started dancing, and then I looked around near the nurse’s station, and they’re dancing too. It just permeates whatever space we’re in, and the effect blows me away every single time,” she said.

Last year, approximately 1,000 patients or “little people” as Mifsud calls them, were directly served by the Arts in Medicine program. Since 2010, Mifsud has worked with patients at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only pediatric outpatient cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding scale basis. No patient is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org

The Plaza Hotel & Casino to welcome guests beginning June 4

The Plaza Hotel & Casino to welcome guests beginning June 4

Reopening to offer curbside check-in, free self-parking for all, brand new casino bathrooms, revamped bingo room and enhanced safety protocols

 

The iconic Plaza Hotel & Casino located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas will reopen to hotel and casino guests on Thursday, June 4 in accordance with all federal, state and local government guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

“The last three months have been a difficult time for the Plaza, Las Vegas, and our country as a whole,” said Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel. “People are yearning to get back to living their lives, including relaxing by the pool and playing on the casino floor. While we recognize the experience will be different than before, it is the start of bringing back fun and entertainment to people’s lives – now, during these stressful times, when they need it most. So, we are very excited to welcome guests back to the Plaza and bring back the vintage Vegas vibe that our guests deserve and have come to expect.”

 

As part of the Plaza’s reopening plan submitted to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the property will require all staff to wear masks, have their temperature taken before starting work, enter via a designated location, and observe social distancing. Guests will also be encouraged to wear masks (although not required) and receive an amenity kit at check-in with a complimentary mask for their use.

 

All hotel and casino guests can now self-park for free, and valet parking has been closed. Curbside check-in has been added to minimize contact, and guests will enter the property through a limited number of doors that will operate automatically or be set open manually. Quick-serve dining outlets, such as Pop Up Pizza and Coffee Bar will also reopen.

 

Elevators will be limited to four people at a time, and social distancing will be observed in all public spaces, including on the rooftop pool deck and casino floor through the removal of chairs at table games and reconfiguring of slot machines.

 

The Plaza will utilize enhanced disinfecting protocols for all public touchpoints, including doors, tables, chairs, kiosks, room keys, and gaming equipment. Vending machines, including ice machines, will be turned off until all restrictions have been lifted.

During the closure, the Plaza completed a deep cleaning of the entire property and fully renovated the casino bathrooms. Physical modifications were also made including the installation of plexiglass barrier at the registration desk and numerous touchless hand sanitizer stations for use by staff and guests.

On June 4, the Plaza’s Bingo room, the only one in downtown Las Vegas will again offer six daily bingo sessions. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the Bingo room at the Plaza is uniquely located two floors above the main casino. By parking on the third floor of the Plaza’s self-parking garage, guests have convenient and direct access to the Plaza’s bingo room without having to walk through the casino floor.

 

The Bingo room at the Plaza will reopen with a special offer: Blue Packs pay $75 and the Blue Coverall pays $300. The Plaza will also continue to offer the Bingo Millions Megaprogressive games, electronic specials, Hotball Jackpot and Cashball Bonus. For a limited time, players will be able to purchase the Million Dollar Coverall at 47 numbers or less. Any player with a Plaza Rewards Players Club card is also eligible for Sizzling Summer Bingo Match Play which offers $75 daily Bingo match play every day in June, July & August (three $25 match plays per day and one $25 Bingo match play per session; more details available at the Plaza Bingo room).

 

To celebrate the reopening, the Plaza is offering a special Old School Fun getaway package offering guests who book by Aug. 31 for a stay before Dec. 29 the lowest available room rates, $25 daily food and beverage credit, $75 daily bingo match play and $10 free slot play as well as complimentary hotel room upgrade and early check-in / late check-out (both based on availability).

 

For more details on the Plaza’s reopening plans or getaway offers, please visit www.plazahotelcasino.com.

About the Plaza Hotel & Casino

Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience. First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, the Plaza has nearly 1,000 modern rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall, and 30,000 sq. ft. of refurbished ballroom and meeting space. Larger outdoor events are hosted at the Plaza’s Core Arena, downtown’s only equestrian and multipurpose facility. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options led by the renowned Oscar’s Steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. A new race & sports book along with hundreds of slot machines and nearly two dozen table games comprise an 80,000-square-foot casino floor. A fully renovated rooftop pool and recreation deck, complete with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, tennis court and dedicated Pickleball courts, provide a variety of outdoor amenities. For more information on the multiple award-winning Plaza Hotel & Casino, visit www.plazahotelcasino.com. Get updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Morton Group Announces Reopening of Las Vegas Restaurants

Morton Group Announces Reopening of Las Vegas Restaurants
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, CRUSH American Grill
and La Comida to Open Thursday, June 4

La Cave’s Garden Lounge, photo by Jeff Green)

 

  Jenna and Michael Morton of Morton Group have announced the reopening of three of their restaurants on Thursday, June 4, including La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas, CRUSH American Grill at MGM Grand and La Comida in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

La Cave will open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; CRUSH will open for happy hour and dinner; La Comida will open for lunch and dinner; and all three restaurants will be open for private events,  including bookings for weddings, rehearsal dinners and receptions.

 

La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway

With views of the picturesque Wynn pool and gardens from the open-air garden lounge and terrace, La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway will be open daily from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Executive Chef William DeMarco will prepare a menu of seasonally-inspired dishes including crab ravioli, accompanied by arugula and lemon butter; braised short rib tacos with avocado crema and pico de gallo; wild salmon, complemented by corn purée and balsamic mushrooms; and beef filet crostini, topped with blue cheese fondue and truffle cream. La Cave’s popular butler-style brunch will also be available from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring a rotating selection of delicious dishes such as Snickers pancakes, veal short rib hash and filet mignon eggs Benedict.

 

Reservations are available by calling 702.770.7375 or online at www.lacavelv.com.

CRUSH American Grill

Located at the center of MGM Grand, CRUSH American Grill will be open from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, serving its menu of contemporary cuisine. Signature dishes include the 8-ounce filet mignon, served with fingerling potatoes and sweet onions, topped with blue cheese fondue; shrimp risotto with roasted tomatoes and basil; chicken parmesan with fresh burrata cheese and basil; and Togarashi sea bass, served with braised kale and tomato chutney. Happy hour, available from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, will feature a rotating selection of $10 woodfired pizzas, $5 beer and $5 wines by the glass.

 

Reservations are available by calling 702.891.3222 or online at www.crushmgm.com.

La Comida

Downtown Las Vegas’ vibrant eatery, La Comida, will celebrate its reopening with a belated Cinco de Mayo celebration and $5 house margaritas from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7. La Comida will be open from noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, with extended patio seating for open-air dining. Prepared by Executive Chef Mario Garcia, La Comida’s signature dishes will also be available, including the chile relleno, featuring a battered, stuffed poblano pepper, queso fresco, ranchera sauce, cilantro and jalapeno cream; the sizzling chicken or steak fajitas served with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, corn, bell peppers and onions; and a lineup of the restaurant’s refreshing margaritas, with 15 different flavors to choose from.

 

Reservations are available by calling 702.463.9900 or online at www.LaComidaLV.com.

 

ABOUT LA CAVE WINE & FOOD HIDEAWAY

Morton Group, founded by famed restaurateurs Michael and Jenna Morton, introduced La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway in 2010 to bring the exploration of wine and flavorful cuisine together in a picturesque atmosphere. La Cave’s open-air design brings the outdoors inside with views of Wynn’s lush gardens and pool, along with a floor-to-ceiling ‘living wall’ filled with colorful succulents. The 6,300-square-foot restaurant and wine bar serves a menu of modern American small plates inspired by global flavors by executive chef William DeMarco, paired with imaginative cocktails and an expertly-curated wine list featuring boutique and hard-to-find varietals. La Cave is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. La Cave also offers a butler-style brunch served every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations may be made on OpenTable, visiting the website or  by calling 702.770.7375. More information is available on www.LaCaveLV.com, Facebook.com/LaCaveLasVegas, Twitter @LaCaveLV and Instagram @LaCaveLV.

 

ABOUT CRUSH AMERICAN GRILL

From Jenna and Michael Morton of the famed Morton restaurant family, CRUSH American Grill serves a menu of contemporary cuisine by Morton Group’s executive chef William DeMarco. Among the “Best Places to Party…While Having Dinner” and “The Best Restaurants in Vegas, Right Now” by Thrillist, the highly social 5,500-square-foot restaurant and bar is located at the center of MGM Grand and is open from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. More information and reservations are available by calling 702-891-3222 or on the website at Crushmgm.com. CRUSH is on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CrushMGM and on Twitter and Instagram at @CRUSHMGM.

ABOUT LA COMIDA:

La Comida brings a funky vibe to Downtown Las Vegas with authentic Mexican flavors inspired by the cosmopolitan fare of Mexico City. Developed by Jenna and Michael Morton of the famed Morton restaurant family, La Comida is located in the Fremont East Entertainment District at 100 S. Sixth St., just off the corner of Fremont Street. Named one of the “Best Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas” by Eater, La Comida serves authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Mario Garcia. La Comida boasts an expansive tequila selection and signature fresh fruit margaritas. The restaurant faces Sixth Street; the entrance marked with an old-school overhanging ‘La Comida’ sign stretching across the sidewalk beneath a 7-foot sculptured metal monkey with ‘bones’ flashing in pink neon. La Comida is open from noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. More information is available by calling 702.463.9900 or online at www.LaComidaLV.com, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT MORTON GROUP

Morton Group was founded by famed restaurateurs Jenna and Michael Morton with the opening of La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway (www.lacavelv.com) at Wynn Las Vegas in December 2010. The stylish restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine with an expansive menu of craft wines, as well as a popular, butler-style Sunday brunch. Their second venture, La Comida (www.lacomidalv.com), opened in the burgeoning East Fremont District of Downtown Las Vegas in May 2013, offering a menu inspired by the cosmopolitan fare of Mexico City, as well as more than 100 tequila selections. CRUSH (www.crushmgm.com) opened in December 2013 at MGM Grand Las Vegas, serving contemporary American cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere to drink, dine and socialize.  MB Steak (www.mbsteaklv.com), the first partnership between Michael Morton and his brother, David Morton, opened in May 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. More information is available at Morton-Group.com.

BOYD GAMING TO REOPEN NEVADA PROPERTIES ON JUNE 4

BOYD GAMING TO REOPEN NEVADA PROPERTIES ON JUNE 4

 

Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced plans to resume operations at nine of its Nevada properties on Thursday, June 4, pending receipt of final regulatory approvals: The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Aliante, Cannery, Sam’s Town, Fremont, California and Jokers Wild.

“We are excited for the opportunity to resume operations in our home state of Nevada,” said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming.  “By the first week of June, we look forward to having 19 of our 29 properties across the country back in operation, and we are optimistic that we will be able to reopen most of our remaining properties by the end of June.  As we continue to return to business, we will remain diligent in protecting the health and safety of every person who comes through our doors, following strict safety protocols that meet the highest standards set by federal, state and local officials.”

Upon reopening, all of Boyd Gaming’s Nevada properties will operate with limited amenities and capacity restrictions in compliance with state and local requirements. Specific amenities and restrictions include:

 

Food Outlets: All properties will have select dining options open with varied hours. All buffets will remain closed at this time.

 

Casino Bars: All properties will have select casino bars open with varied hours.

 

Gaming:

  • All properties will have slots and video poker available 24/7, following social distancing requirements.
  • Table games will be available at Aliante, Cannery, the Cal, Fremont, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town and The Orleans with varied hours.  Seating will be limited in accordance with social distancing requirements.
  • The Orleans will offer poker with select hours. Seating at each table will be limited.
  • Aliante, Gold Coast, Sam’s Town and Suncoast will offer Bingo with varied hours.
  • Sports books will be open at Aliante, Cannery, Fremont, Gold Coast, Sam’s Town, Suncoast and The Orleans with varied hours.

 

 

 Amenities:

  • Fremont will offer valet services. Valet will be closed at all other properties.
  • Pools at Aliante and The Orleans will open with varied hours.
  • Bowling will be available at Gold Coast, Sam’s Town, Suncoast and The Orleans with varied hours.
  • Gift shops will be open at properties that offer this amenity.
  • All movie theaters, showrooms, fitness centers and spas will remain closed during the initial reopening phase.

 

Details on individual amenity, restaurant and gaming openings/closures along with hours of operations can be found on the website for each property.

Additionally, all Boyd Gaming properties will practice “Boyd Clean,” a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of our team members and guests.  These protocols include:

  • Mandatory face coverings and temperature checks for all team members;
  • Social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions across all customer and team member areas, including casino floors and restaurants;
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all high-touch surfaces, including door handles, gaming machines, table games, handrails and elevator buttons;
  • Increased placement of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our properties;
  • Required training for all team members on our safety protocols.

 

For additional information on the Boyd Clean initiative, visit www.boydgaming.com/boyd-clean.

 

Three of Boyd Gaming’s southern Nevada properties – Eastside Cannery, Eldorado and Main Street Station – remain closed during the initial reopening phase. While the Gold Coast will reopen its casino and some restaurants on June 4, the Gold Cost hotel will remain closed at the present time.

 

About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states.  With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with

unwavering attention to customer service.  For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Reopen June 4

 

THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS TO REOPEN JUNE 4

The Cosmopolitan announces health and safety commitment in preparation of opening

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reopens its doors to the public on June 4 at 10 a.m. PST. Following Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s directive on May 26 permitting gaming properties to return to business on June 4, and upon receiving approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, The Cosmopolitan prepares to welcome guests back to the luxury casino-resort. As health and safety remain a top priority, The Cosmopolitan has implemented strict guidelines that meet or exceed the standards set by local, state and federal authorities.

 

“In the past ten years, we have had the privilege of creating environments that house lasting memories for many. And while our world has changed, our commitment to the wellbeing of our guests, CoStars [Cosmopolitan employees] and community remains. As we all acclimate to this new normal, we know the travel experience our guests have grown accustomed to will be altered. However, we are committed to delivering the exceptional service, energy and dedication that our CoStars provide and our guests seek. We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the resort soon.” – William P. McBeath, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

 

Health & Safety Standards

Under the guidance of health and safety professionals, The Cosmopolitan created a comprehensive, internal plan, The Cosmopolitan Commitment, which builds upon existing health and safety procedures and addresses new operational and reporting processes. An extensive range of enhancements, including advanced cleaning and sanitization protocols, have been implemented resort-wide. Measures include dedicated CoStar training, social distancing guidelines, non-invasive temperature screenings, floorplan and furniture reconfiguration, signage installations, in-room sanitization amenity for guests and more.

 

Additional offerings that further support health and safety efforts:

 

  • A standout feature provided to guests can be found in the resort’s distinct room design. More than 70% of the 3,033 guest rooms at The Cosmopolitan feature open-air access from a private terrace. Guests who book a room with a terrace can easily step outside for fresh air at any time during their stay.

 

  • The Cosmopolitan’s chat bot and 24/7 digital concierge, Rose, provides contactless guest service and resort information through a guest’s personal cellular device. With a text to Rose, guests can get assistance ordering room service, requesting housekeeping services, making restaurant reservations, and have a direct connection to concierge, guest services, hotel room check-out and more.

 

  • Additionally, QR (Quick Response) codes will be utilized at various bars and restaurants as a touchless option for guests to view menus. QR codes will be introduced to additional areas throughout the resort in the coming weeks.

 

 

Further details for guests and visitors can be found on The Cosmopolitan’s Health & Sanitization webpage.

 

Resort Updates

The Cosmopolitan will reopen with a multi-phased approach. Hotel reservations and an initial set of venues and amenities will open with the resort followed by a slow reintroduction of additional outlets in the coming months. Reservation dates are now open for booking and a curated summer promotion is available on the Offers page of the resort’s website. Additionally, The Cosmopolitan will waive paid self-parking for all guests. Valet parking will continue to remain complimentary for hotel guests as previously offered.

The following venues and amenities will be available for guests beginning June 4. Additional information, including instruction for making a reservation and hours of operation, can be found on The Cosmopolitan’s website.

 

  • Restaurants: The majority of The Cosmopolitan’s Restaurant Collection will open with the resort. This includes: Beauty & Essex, Blue Ribbon, Block 16 Urban Food Hall (including District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew., Tekka Bar, Hattie B’s, Lardo and Pok Pok Wing), China Poblano, Eggslut, Estiatorio Milos, Jaleo, Holsteins, Milk Bar, Overlook Grill, Scarpetta, Starbucks, STK, The Henry, The Juice Standard, The Pizzeria and Zuma.

 

  • Bars & Lounges: The Chandelier, Vesper Bar, CliQue Bar & Lounge and Race & Sports Book Bar will open with the resort.

 

  • Gaming: The casino floor, high limit rooms and the Race & Sports Book will be available for guests at the time of reopening.

 

  • Spa, Salon & Fitness: Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam will open daily. The Boulevard and The Chelsea tower fitness centers as well as the outdoor tennis courts will also be open and accessible to hotel guests.

 

  • Pools: The Boulevard Pool will open with the resort, with appropriately spaced lounge chairs, daybeds and cabanas, with dedicated cocktail service, available for guests.

 

  • Retail: A variety of retail shops will open with the resort.

 

Venues pertaining to entertainment, nightlife or spa remain closed for the time being. Updates and additional venue openings with hours of operation can be found on the Travel Updates page on The Cosmopolitan’s website.

 

Community Efforts

The Cosmopolitan is dedicated to serving the local community through a variety of initiatives, now more than ever in an effort to give-back to first responders and local charities in need.

 

  • Honoring First Responders: The Cosmopolitan honors first responders who have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis with 25% off room bookings now through the end of the year. First responders can book their room reservation by calling 800-435-0005.

 

  • The Giving Module: The resort continues its efforts through the Giving Module program, which provides guests with the option to donate change from their slot play winnings to a local charity organization.  Beginning in June, charitable beneficiaries include HELP of Southern Nevada, Goodie Two Shoes, American Heart Association and Veterans Village. These are in addition to a local non-profit organization benefiting first responders, which will be announced in the coming weeks. In further support of the selected charities, The Cosmopolitan matches up to $10,000 of all donations each quarter. Organizations interested in benefiting from The Cosmopolitan’s Giving Module program should reach out directly to GivingModuleProduct@everi.com to be considered.

 

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort and casino that offers a decidedly different perspective. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan’s distinct vertical multi-tower design features more than 3,000 guestrooms with residential living spaces, private terraces and breathtaking views of the city skyline. Luxury amenities include a premier lineup of world-class culinary experiences; an intriguing mix of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues; 100,000-square-foot-casino; award-winning spa, salon and fitness center; unrivaled pool district and an eclectic line-up of hand-selected boutiques. For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

TREAT DAD TO THESE FATHER’S DAY SPECIALS COURTESY OF THE STOVE IN HENDERSON

 

TREAT DAD TO THESE FATHER’S DAY SPECIALS COURTESY OF THE STOVE IN HENDERSON

The Stove is celebrating Father’s Day with all of the essentials. This year it’s all about the BBD’s (beers, beef and dads). Enjoy Father’s Day with these specials offered on Sunday, June 21 in celebration of that father or father figure in your life:

BGR made with house blend beef, truffle special sauce, house pickles, roasted tomatoes and greens with a side of fries. Served with a craft beer of choice— $15

 

Pot Roast Melt Sandwich made with Gruyere cheese, demi-glaze and caramelized onions, all piled high on artisanal brioche bun. Served with a craft beer of choice— $15

 

8oz. Skirt Steak and Eggs made with charred tomatillo chimichurri, two eggs any style, and black beans. Served with a craft beer of choice— $20

 

Reservations are recommended by calling (702) 625-5216. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ABOUT THE STOVE 

The Stove features multi-dimensional design dining experiences by celebrity chef Scott Commings, celebrated Vegas Valley local chef, Antonio Nunez, and General Contractor Steve Grodkiewicz of Established Culinary Management. Leisurely lounging at the main bar overlooking the main dining room with a pastry bar sets the scene for the backdrop of the restaurant. The adjacent room has the feel of a speakeasy as you enter, but the setting of a Mad Hatter tea room with an edgy, one-of-a-kind twist to service. New to the restaurant’s offering is the Chambong (champagne-meets-bong) experience all set to breathtaking views of the Valley. To stay up to date on the latest news and offerings, follow The Stove on Facebook or Instagram.

HELP of Southern Nevada to Host Virtual Raffle on Monday, June 8

 

HELP of Southern Nevada to Host Virtual Raffle on Monday, June 8

 

During a time of uncertainty, HELP of Southern Nevada is reminding locals that caring, giving and HELPing is not canceled. On Monday, June 8 the non-profit organization will host their first-ever virtual GIVE-PLAY-WIN raffle live on Facebook and Instagram at 12:30 p.m. Single tickets are available for $5 or participants can purchase bundles, five tickets for $20 or 25 tickets for $100. All proceeds made that day will directly benefit HELP of Southern Nevada’s programs and services.

 

Prizes include a $500 gift card to Anne Fontaine, an autographed Vegas Golden Knights Alex Tuch jersey, a pair of Tom Ford women’s sunglasses, a Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon zipline tour for two, a Westgate Resort staycation package and more.

 

Those interested in participating in the virtual charitable event can purchase tickets HERE through Sunday, June 7. Participants are required to be Las Vegas residents to take part. Tune-in on June 8 and take part with the hashtag #CareGiveHELP on Facebook @helpsonv and Instagram @helpsonv.

 

About HELP of Southern Nevada:

Celebrating 50 years in the Las Vegas Valley in 2020, HELP of Southern Nevada provides assistance to low-income families, homeless teens and adults and other individuals, to help them reach self-sufficiency through direct services, trainings and referrals. HELP operates 10 departments, consists of 157 employees and serves tens of thousands of unduplicated clients each year. Programs available include Behavioral Health Services, Coordinated Entry Community Matchers, Crisis Teams, Emergency Resources Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, Holiday Assistance, Homeless Services, Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Weatherization and Work Opportunities Readiness Center. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702.369.4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org. Follow HELP of Southern Nevada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

BLVD Coffee reopens this week and Pawn Plaza installs PURE ZONE, anantimicrobial film laminate, for better hygiene and safety at the Plaza

 

BLVD COFFEE REOPENS THIS WEEK and OFFERS FREE COFFEE TO ALL FRONTLINE WORKERS THROUGH MAY

 

PAWN PLAZA ALSO MAKES PLAZA SAFER WITH ANTIMICROBIAL LAMINATE PUREZONE AT ALL PUBLIC TOUCH ZONES 

The excitement of opening their new business, BLVD Coffee, in early March had the Carter family optimistic but the coronavirus had other plans for them.  Just two weeks later they closed for the safety of their new downtown community as well as everyone in Las Vegas.  That excitement is back as they reopen this week and return to normal hours of 8 am to 4 pm  and share their gratitude with frontline workers by offering them a free coffee through the end of the month.

 

The new Pawn Plaza tenant joins Good Pie, Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern, Chumlee’s Candy on the Blvd., Chapels at the Pawn, Highway Radio, Pawn Plaza Visitors Center, Master Barbering Galo Shop and Elite Motorsports to round out the dining and shopping opportunities across the parking lot from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

 

The reopened BLVD Coffee will now specialize on to go orders aimed at offices in the area.  “We felt like with all the businesses around our downtown location these offerings might be better suited to their needs and appetites and we know that adjusting to the current times will be instrumental to our success moving forward,” said Tim Carter.

 

The Carter family are Vegas basketball tradition and have called Las Vegas home for over a quarter century.  Dad “Big Mike” coaches at Bishop Gorman and has for more than two decades.  Younger son Ben is a professional basketball player overseas and mom Hadar, a former Israeli Army Lieutenant, is the heart of the family and the coffee operation.  Oldest son Tim will oversee operations after playing collegiate basketball.  The family has always bonded over coffee and thus BLVD Coffee was born.  “BLVD Coffee will support local businesses and to that end our coffee will come from Boulder City’s Colorado River Coffee Roasters,” said Tim Carter.

 

In addition to celebrating the reopening of BLVD Coffee, Pawn Plaza installed last week an antimicrobial film laminate, PURE ZONE, to make the location even safer for visitors, tenants and employees.  This innovative technology which is being installed by local company Purple Flare will have laminates at all touch zones at Pawn Plaza.  The biofilm used keeps germs from collecting on surfaces and lasts for several years.  The reduction in germs is 99.99% over surfaces not laminated by the product.  Purple Flare can be reached at purpleflareagency.com or 702 677 4200 for more information on the PURE ZONE product.

 

Pawn Plaza is located at 725 Las Vegas Boulevard South, just south of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, home to HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars.” For the latest news and information on Pawn Plaza, visit pawnplaza.com or Like Pawn Plaza on Facebook.

Ferraro’s Announces Next Taste & Learn, June 20

(Photo courtesy of Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar)

FERRARO’S ANNOUNCES NEXT TASTE & LEARN FEATURING PIEDMONT’S PAITIN WINERY, SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to experience the next Taste and Learn, taking place Saturday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Taste & Learn is Ferraro’s popular, monthly wine-tasting dinner that provides illuminating wine education along with expertly prepared, authentic Italian small plates prepared by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. Due to current public-health operating guidelines, space will be limited to 30 guests—half the usual capacity.

Each Taste & Learn offers a tour through some of Italy’s most intriguing wineries. June’s event spotlights Paitin from Piedmont, Italy. The Paitin winery, owned by the Pasquero-Elia family, was established in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased the farmhouse, wine cellar and surrounding vineyards from Luigi Pelissero, but the location’s wine-producing roots date as far back as the eleventh century. Paitin is known for its old-vine parcel of Sori Paitin within the Serraboella cru; Serraboella represents one of the more structured crus in Barbaresco, like Montestefano or Albeisa.

As always, Ferraro’s award-winning chef will prepare imaginative dishes to accompany each wine. The full menu follows:

Guerrieri Rizzardi, Soave Classico, 2018
Calamaro
Giant squid, spring vegetables, tomato relish

Paitin Nebbiolo Ca Veja, 2016
Bagna Cauda
Traditional garlic-anchovy dip, polenta, rice chips, vegetables

Paitin Barbaresco Serra, 2016
Raviolini Al Gorgonzola
Small pocket Gorgonzola cheese ravioli, mushroom ragout

Paitin Barbaresco “Sori Paitin” Serraboella, 2015
Quaglia
Roasted quail, artichokes, pistachio, foie gras sauce

Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $75 and, in accordance with guidelines from state and federal health authorities, space is limited to 30 guests. To make reservations, please call (702) 364-5300.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
The health and safety of our customers remains paramount. In accordance with guidelines set forth by public health agencies, Ferraro’s has enhanced our cleaning processes throughout the day and stepped up our nightly sanitization processes. We also mandate our employees always wear plastic gloves and face coverings to maintain a clean and virus-free environment. As an additional measure, Ferraro’s offers hand sanitizer stations located in multiple areas of the venue for our guests to access easily.

ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Ferraro’s is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

New concept The Lounge at El Dorado debuts later this year next to ElDorado Cantina at Tivoli Village

 

EL DORADO CANTINA AT TIVOLI VILLAGE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION WITH ADDITION OF SECOND SPACE

 

The Lounge at El Dorado set to open late summer

 

El Dorado Cantina is excited to introduce the brand’s newest concept, The Lounge at El Dorado, set to open late summer/early fall 2020 inside Tivoli Village.

 

The Lounge at El Dorado will occupy the former Hamptons’ space and maintain the same hours of operation as the neighboring El Dorado Cantina. The two establishments will share the courtyard and patio space.

 

The combined 5,393 square foot space will have a total of nine booths between the first and second floors, which gives the room ample social distancing naturally. Other details such as the menu and cocktail program will be announced soon.

 

The Lounge El Dorado Cantina is located at 440 South Rampart Boulevard, Suite 180, inside Tivoli Village.

 

About El Dorado Cantina

Founded in 2014 by a private investment group led by Larry Rudolph, El Dorado Cantina is best known for being one of the first Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas to offer cuisine featuring organic, non-GMO ingredients and for its extensive menu featuring dishes inspired by regions across Mexico. The team believes in using sustainably raised products, which means that all the beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, fish and produce used in the dishes originate from carefully selected farms in the U.S. free from antibiotics, pesticides, and steroids.

 

Happy Hour is offered at both locations and every Tuesday, El Dorado Cantina offers Don Julio™ 1942 tequila shots for $7 (valued at $35).

 

Voted “Best Mexican Restaurant” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal multiple years’ running, and one of Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.” two years in a row, El Dorado Cantina has two locations in the Las Vegas Valley: 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive and 430 S. Rampart Blvd. Both restaurants are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For more information or to make a reservation, visit ElDoradoCantina.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Scenic Safaris Tours in Yellowstone, Grand Teton Plans Reopening, New Health Protocol

Scenic Safaris ATV Tour in Jackson, Wyoming
(Photo Courtesy of Forever Resorts)

SCENIC SAFARIS PLANS TO OPEN SELECT TOURS
AROUND JUNE 15 FOR SUMMER 2020 

Mad River Boat Trips to Remain Closed for the Season 

 

Scenic Safaris, the year-round outdoor and wildlife tour operator specializing in the wildlife and scenery of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and their environs, will plan to open around June 15. The company will offer van tours into the parks, as well as guided and self-guided tours for ATV’s and side-by-side rentals. Also available are self-guided tours for side-by-side rentals in Bridger-Teton National Forest. Scenic Safaris is operated by national park service concessioner Forever Resorts.

Due to public health and logistical considerations, Forever Resorts’ Jackson Hole river rafting outfitter, Mad River Boat Trips, will not operate for the 2020 season. Mad River typically offers whitewater and smooth-water scenic float trips on the Wild and Scenic Snake River with departures from Jackson Hole.

“We are pleased to be able to offer Scenic Safaris tours this summer into some of the American West’s most dazzling national parks,” said John Schoppmann, executive vice president, Forever Resorts. “Our company has always adhered to the highest standards and continually monitors new developments to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees. While we made the difficult decision to shutter our Mad River operation for this season, we look forward to welcoming our river passengers back to ride the river with us next year.”

In addition to using cleaning and sanitizing chemicals recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scenic Safaris has implemented the following supplemental standard operating procedures:

  • Guides and guests will be expected to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), where applicable.
  • Guides will maintain a six-foot minimum social distance from guests.
  • Transport vans will be outfitted with social distancing dividers – separating guests from each other and from the guide.
  • Guests will be greeted by office staff wearing PPE.
  • Guests riding ATVs and side-by-sides will be handed disinfected and clean helmets from a secured helmet fitting area. When guests return to the office, they will be instructed to leave helmets outside.

To book a tour, call (307) 734-8898. For information on all of Scenic Safaris’ tours click here.

ABOUT SCENIC SAFARIS
Based in Jackson, Wyoming, Scenic Safaris offers summer and winter tours in the majestic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, as well as the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Summer tour options include backcountry ATV tours and wildlife-viewing hikes and tours. In the winter, Scenic Safaris offers guided tours aboard its state-of-the-art snowcoaches and quiet, fuel-efficient snowmobiles.  All equipment utilized meets the National Park Service’s newest noise and emission requirements. To ensure each tour offers guests the most informative and enjoyable experience possible, all Scenic Safaris’ tour guides are certified by the National Association for Interpretation and are Wilderness First Responders. For more information on all tour options available, go to www.Scenic-Safaris.com, find us on Facebook or call (307) 734-8898. To make a reservation inquiry, send an E-mail to reservations@scenic-safaris.com.

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world.  The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations. For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com or www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts, and follow us on Twitter @ForeverResorts.