Dignitaries, Local Influencers and Celebrities Prepare for the SNAP Experience January 27-31

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Dignitaries, Local Influencers and Celebrities Prepare for the SNAP Experience January 27-31


Three Square Food Bank, in partnership with AARP and Weight Watchers, presents the SNAP Experience January 27 through 31, designed to promote advocacy around the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

During the SNAP Experience notable dignitaries, influencers and celebrities will limit their food spending while attempting to eat healthy, balanced diets. Each person will spend no more than $18.55 total for five days – the amount designated to those enrolled in the SNAP program.

The SNAP program provides assistance to people struggling with food insecurity as a result of unemployment, underemployment and poverty. Nevada currently ranks among the lowest states in food assistance participation. More than 250,000 low-income Southern Nevadans rely on SNAP benefits, half of which are children. For those with questions about the SNAP program, benefits and application, Three Square offers assistance through the Three Square Center (702-765-4030).

SNAP Experience participants include CEO of Three Square Food Bank Brian Burton, City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City of North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, City of Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen, City of Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler, City of Mesquite Mayor Mark Wier, Rumor Hotel chef Steve Austin, director of business development for Weight Watchers Heather Avila, UFC Hall of Fame fighter Forrest Griffin, KTNV morning and mid-day news anchor Jessica Janner, KKLZ mid-day personality Terrie Springs, and VIEW Neighborhood Newspapers copy editor Lisa Valentine.

Featured participants will post daily blogs about the experience, meal choices, and well-being during the week at www.snapexperiencelv.org.

About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to nearly 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit www.facebook.com/ThreeSquareFoodBank and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv) as well as Twitter (@threesquarelv).


Announcing the Showbiz Roast of Zowie Bowie Chris Phillips


Announcing the Showbiz Roast of Zowie Bowie Chris Phillips
Stratosphere Theater hosts first of a series of planned Showbiz Roasts featuring well-known Las Vegas entertainers

Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE) presents the Showbiz Roast of Zowie Bowie Chris Phillips, bringing the show business community of Las Vegas together to experience the camaraderie rarely enjoyed since the golden era of the Rat Pack.
Zowie Bowie Chris Phillips has become one of the most well known acts in Las Vegas, bringing a unique blend of today’s hottest dance, hip-hop, top 40 and vintage Las Vegas music to audiences every week.  Phillips was recently named Readers’ Choice “Best of Las Vegas 2013” by the Las Vegas Review Journal for lounge performer and tribute show.  Friday, April 5 marks the seven-year anniversary of Zowie Bowie’s residency at the Red Rock Casino.

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 23

TIME:  Pre-show mingling at 10:30 p.m., Roast begins at approximately 11 p.m., after party immediately follows the show.

WHERE:  Stratosphere Theater (on the second floor of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

WHO: Lead by “Roastmaster” Mike Hammer, local celebrities and celebrity groups including George Wallace, Gordie Brown, Robin Leach, Dennis Bono, Frankie Scinta, Vinnie Favorito, Clint Holmes, Murray, BBR Las Vegas (A Blonde, A Brunette and A Redhead), Recycled Percussion, Brian Thomas, Johnny Kats, Kelly Clinton, Lorena Peril and Dayna Roselli will take to the stage to celebrate, tease and lovingly poke fun at Zowie Bowie’s own Chris Phillips and their fellow roasters. Some celebrities will put their roasts to music, backed by the Zowie Bowie Band.  Surprise guests and an on-stage bar will fuel the ferocity providing hysterical fun all with a tongue in cheek affection for fellow Showbiz pals. Celebrities in attendance are encouraged to walk the red carpet and enjoy the roast.

Twitter:  @Showbizroast @LVStratosphere Facebook: www.facebook.com/vegasliveshow

About Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE): Emmy award winning Andy Walmsley has worked on some of the biggest shows on television including, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Biggest Loser.  In Las Vegas, Walmsley has worked with Strip acts such as Terry Fator, Human Nature, Divas, Nathan Burton, Jeff Civillico, Americas Got Talent Live and many more. He is currently a production consultant on the new Scintas show opening shortly at the D.

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and production show, PIN UP™.  Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).