Golden Rainbow Unveils Talented Lineup For 26th “Ribbon of Life” Spectacular

Golden Rainbow UNVEILS TALENTED LINEUP FOR 26th “Ribbon Of Life” Spectacular
Las Vegas Strip Cast Members and Legendary Headliners Confirmed to Perform at Local HIV/AIDS Nonprofit’s Annual Fundraiser

Golden Rainbow reveals the talent lineup for the 26th “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production taking place at 1 p.m. inside The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 24.

 

Confirmed performers include:

  • Broadway in the Hood, nonprofit theatrical program for inner-city youth

 

  • Performers from Centrifuge, one of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s illustrious bars

 

  • Chippendales, famed Las Vegas male revue

 

  • Clint Holmes, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts headliner and award-winning singer

 

  • Dancing Queen, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Performers from David Saxe Productions, local entertainment company

 

  • Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Human Nature, Las Vegas headliner and Australia’s lead pop vocal group

 

  • Jubilee!, authentic Las Vegas showgirl revue

 

  • Las Vegas City Ballet, Tara Foy’s elite ballet company

 

  • Las Vegas Deaf Theatre, local deaf entertainment group that stages unique performances for the hard of hearing

 

  • Las Vegas Men’s Chorus, community-based men’s organization that promotes acceptance and tolerance through performing arts

 

  • Mo5aic, local a cappella group

 

  • Nevada Ballet Theatre, the largest ballet and dance company in Nevada

 

  • PEEPSHOW, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • Reva Rice and the cast of VEGAS! The Show, Las Vegas headliners

 

  • Performers from RagTag Entertainment, local entertainment company

 

  • Performers from Searcy Entertainment, local entertainment company

 

  • Showgirls Across America, U.S. kick line tour featuring Las Vegas showgirls

 

  • Spirit of the Dance, award-winning entertainment company

 

  • The Asian Pacific Performing Arts Alliance, local entertainment company

 

  • The Desert Angels Gospel Choir, world-renowned performance choir

 

  • The Las Vegas Tenors, one of the city’s most recognizable musical groups

 

  • Viva Elvis, Las Vegas headliner

 

  • X Burlesque, Las Vegas’ hottest topless revue

 

“Ribbon of Life” is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraiser is a completely original show unlike any other in the city, featuring some of the best artists from shows on the Las Vegas Strip as well as local entertainment companies like RagTag Entertainment and the Las Vegas Deaf Theatre performing never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind acts.

 

Tickets start at $38 and are available for purchase at thesmithcenter.com, goldenrainbow.org and The Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000. All proceeds directly benefit the nonprofit’s Direct Financial Assistance and Affordable Housing programs.  Keep up with the latest news on the 26th annual “Ribbon of Life” event on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702-384-2899.

 

ARIA Resort & Casino ~ January Entertainment Listings

ARIA

ELVIS THEATER

VIVA ELVIS
Presented by Cirque du Soleil® in a 1,840-seat theater, Viva ELVIS pays tribute to Elvis Presley through a harmonious fusion of dance, acrobatics and live music.  Extraordinary artistry and stunning special effects bring The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s music and life back to Las Vegas for millions of fans, old and new.  The creative combination of live musicians and singers, exclusive video, dance and the latest in multimedia sound and lighting technology stimulates the senses and offers an emotional bond with the audience. 

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Additional Dark Dates: January 10 – 11
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $99 (plus tax and service fees)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Viva ELVIS box office, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/vivaelvis or ARIA Casino or by calling
(877) 25-ELVIS or (702) 590-7760.

NIGHTLIFE

HAZE NIGHTCLUB
HAZE Nightclub is a dramatic 25,500-square-foot cutting-edge space where guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. HAZE features oversized hanging props over the entryway, drawing guests to a grand central staircase which transports them to the mezzanine level where one can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action down below.  The main dance floor, filled with beats from the world’s best DJs, is home to 100-square-feet of interactive projection screens on a structure where world-renowned artists have performed impromptu surprise acts. Suede walls and plush surfaces speckle the weaving interior of this nightlife destination, boasting a unique 20-foot wall of lights that incorporates the latest in technology. Full color laser shows add to the sensory experience, creating a nightlife mecca that has raised the standards of nightclubs around the world.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Opens at 10:30 p.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information.

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
ARIA’s premier nightspot, HAZE, offers the perfect early start to the weekend, catering to mavens of the Vegas nightlife scene and locals with the hottest music spun by resident DJs Karma and David Christian as well as the most exciting special guests imaginable.

THE DEUCE LOUNGE
The Light Group brings The Deuce Lounge, an invigorating destination fusing elements of an upscale lounge with high-limit gaming, to ARIA. With stylish décor, first-class service and a seductive ambiance, The Deuce Lounge offers an unmistakable and distinctive nightlife experience.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information.

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week just got better with industry nights at The Deuce Lounge. Guests can enjoy the open champagne bar from 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. and half price bottles for locals all night, every Wednesday.

GOLD BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB AND LOUNGE
Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub and Lounge is the latest from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil® and Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip hand-crafted cocktails and indulge in appetizers before Viva ELVIS or to party into the night while experiencing Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Hours: 6 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Admission:   Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information.

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays at GOLD Boutique Nightclub and Lounge are the sexiest industry party in town. Kick it at the best mid-week party on The Strip with some “Local Love,” featuring guest DJ sets from DJ Tommy Lin and DJ Funk Solo. There’s no cover for locals and there’s an open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight.

VIEW BAR
Guests can enjoy masterfully crafted signature cocktails as they bask in the lively atmosphere. View Bar features live music Sunday – Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Thursday – Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Hours: 24 hours
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information.

Cirque du Soliel Takes Over The Mirage to Celebrate CIRQUE WEEK 2011

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TAKES OVER THE MIRAGE
TO KICK OFF CIRQUE WEEK 2011

 

WHAT:    Cirque du Soleilenthusiasts and guests of The Mirage will be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience as cast members from all seven Cirque du Soleil productions welcome visitors to CIRQUE WEEK 2011.  Imagine being greeted by the Spermatos from Mystère at valet, checking in with groovy characters from The Beatles LOVE at the front desk, getting a hair cut by the wild performers in Zumanity, signing up for a M Life reward card with Viva ELVIS’ dancing Elvi, having the Imperial Officers from as security, watching “O” cast members swim with the resident dolphins and playing blackjack as the ushers from CRISS ANGEL Believe deal.

WHO:  Cirque du Soleil cast members from “O”, The Beatles LOVE, Zumanity, Mystère, Viva ELVIS, and CRISS ANGEL Believe

WHEN:                  Thursday, December 1
2:45 p.m. – Participating character photo opportunity at REVOLUTION Lounge
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage 

WHERE:  The Mirage3400 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 

INFO:   Cirque du Soleil presents the second annual CIRQUE WEEK, offering fans the experience of a lifetime with access to a 10-day series of exclusive events. Cirque du Soleil is known worldwide for its unique entertainment experiences featuring high flying acrobats, whimsical characters and state-of-the-art technology. CIRQUE WEEK offers fans the opportunity to get an all-access look into how these extraordinary shows come to life nightly. CIRQUE WEEK packages range from $165 for a two-show ticket package to $561 which includes tickets to all seven Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek.

CIRQUE WEEK Begins Next Week

 

 

Second Annual CIRQUE WEEK Uncovers
Exciting World of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

CIRQUE WEEK 2011 scheduled for December 1-10

 

Back by popular demand, Cirque du Soleil presents the second annual CIRQUE WEEK, offering fans the experience of a lifetime with access to a 10-day series of exclusive events. Cirque du Soleil is known worldwide for its unique entertainment experiences featuring high flying acrobats, whimsical characters and state-of-the-art technology. CIRQUE WEEK offers fans the opportunity to get an all-access look into how these extraordinary shows come to life nightly. CIRQUE WEEK packages range from $165 for a two-show ticket package to $561 which includes tickets to all seven Cirque du Soleilproductions in Las Vegas.

“We are excited to offer fans CIRQUE WEEK for the second year,” said Jordan Fiksenbaum, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Cirque du Soleil. “We were able to take comments from last year’s attendees and make CIRQUE WEEK 2011 even better with exciting new workshops and guest speakers including President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.”

All CIRQUE WEEK attendees are invited to the official headquarters at REVOLUTION Lounge at The Mirage daily 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to pick up credentials, gift bags and mingle with other Cirque enthusiasts.  All packages offer access to the exclusive CIRQUE WEEK events including:

O” Artist Workshop
December 1, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the “O” Theatre
In a workshop given by select key characters in “O,” attendees will learn how to mime, dance and clown their way across the “O” stage. After the workshop, artists and coaches will host a Q&A session.
 
Custom Theater Technology Demonstration
December 2, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at The Beatles LOVE Theatre
Visit one of the most technically advanced theaters in Las Vegas – home of The Beatles LOVE – and listen to a state-of-the-art sound demonstration through more than 6,300 speakers. Additionally, the technical presentation will showcase the 11 lifts that make up the custom-built stage which features 360 degree seating.
 
Inside Cirque: An Exclusive Peek at the Business Side of the Show
December 3, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Zumanity Theatre
Cirque fans will get an in-depth look at the myriad of components that make Cirque de Soleil an international success through a unique discussion led by company President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, and a panel of key executives from various departments including Casting and Marketing.  
 
Mystère Bungee Demonstration and Costume Q&A
December 4, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Mystère Theatre at Treasure Island
Guests can enjoy an exclusive demonstration of the bungee act at Mystère and a chance to talk to the artists who take flight 10 times each week. There also will be colorful costumes on display and the Head of Wardrobe will be on hand to talk about the bungee costumes and the challenges of maintaining costumes for this very acrobatic show.
 
Go Behind the Scenes with Zumanity
December 5, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Zumanity Theatre
Guests will have the opportunity to sit through a live rehearsal of one of the show’s acts, followed by a Q&A session with the artists and crew in the gorgeous Zumanity Theatre.
 
Viva ELVIS Rocks the Jailhouse
December 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Elvis Theater
With an onstage demonstration of the Jailhouse Rock set, attendees will see what it takes to move a three-story, 90,000-lb. set piece and learn how the artists perform upside down.
 
KÀ “Battle 2011” Q&A
December 9, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the KÀ Theatre at the MGM Grand
The finale of KÀ – the gravity-defying battle between good and evil – has been undergoing a major transformation for more than a year, preparing for the addition of new characters to the scene. Members of the cast, artistic and technical teams will discuss what it takes to make such a large change to the show after more than six years and 3,000 performances.
 
Meet & Greet with Criss Angel
Saturday, December 10 following the 9:30 p.m. performance at the CRISS ANGEL Believe Theatre
Magician of the Century Criss Angel will host an exclusive meet & greet for the first 100 CIRQUE WEEK guests who register for this exciting event. Guests must purchase a CIRQUE WEEK ticket package to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 
 
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek.
 
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents.
 
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel and Casino and Viva ELVIS at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter.  For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas.