The Mob Museum Offers Free Admission for Kefauver Day, Nov. 15


The original historic courtroom at The Mob Museum which held the famous Kefauver Hearings in Las Vegas. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)


Free Admission Sponsored by Zappos



To celebrate Kefauver Day, Nov. 15, The Mob Museum announces FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy one admission, get one free for non-residents, sponsored by Zappos.

The Museum places significant focus on increasing its accessibility to the community. Throughout the year, it extends free admission to Nevada residents through designated Annual Free Days and monthly community safety forums, serving approximately 6,000 guests per year.

Kefauver Day commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings were televised and brought organized crime into the living rooms of many Americans for the first time. They were held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951 and were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas.

On this day, guests can also receive 20 percent off all food and beverage inside The Underground speakeasy and distillery, home to the Museum’s house-made moonshine.


  • The Mob Museum
  • Zappos

Friday, Nov. 15
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy one admission, get one free for non-residents.

The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101



Shriners Hospital for Children Open Hosts Ninth Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon





Shriners Hospital for Children Open Hosts
Ninth Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon



Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, invites the women of Las Vegas to ditch their heels and sport their favorite pair of flats at the tournament’s ninth annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. in The Hill at TPC Summerlin.


During the event, guests will enjoy exceptional views of TPC Summerlin from The Hill, a luxurious 10,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. Guests will enjoy a special meal prepared by Maggiano’s Little Italy – Downtown Summerlin.  Guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items with the proceeds directly benefitting the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children nationwide.  The Shriners Hospital for Children is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which provides innovative specialty care to children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and burns regardless of a family’s ability to pay.


Mercedes Martinez, host of KLAS “Las Vegas Now” and Mix 94.1 “Mercedes in the Morning” will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Guests will hear from a mother of a local Shriners Hospitals for Children patient and enjoy a fashion show.


Sponsors supporting this year’s luncheon include Desert Radiologists, Downtown Summerlin, Zappos, Bank of America and more. Kick Off Your Heels planning committee is made up of local Las Vegas women including Krista Darnold of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Terri Maruca of Kirvin Doak Communications, Lisa Motley of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Tanya Murray of ERA Brokers Consolidated, Dulcinea Rongavilla of Cragin-Pike Insurance and Kathy Dyke of Destinations by Design.


Tables for the Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon start at $1,000 and individual tickets are available for $125. To purchase, please visit  For more information contact Rachel Dunn at  Early reservations are encouraged as space is limited.


About Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 37th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Bryson DeChambeau will be one of the many top golfers in the world that will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from Sept. 30 – Oct.6 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, please visit


Follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment. For more information, please visit


By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 27 countries (90 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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Tyler Robinson Foundation Announces Community Honorees for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Tyler Robinson Foundation
Announces Community Honorees
for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Zappos, Shaquille O’Neal and other community heroes honored for their support in the fight against pediatric cancer during star-studded event on Sept. 6

Fans can enter international flyaway sweepstakes online for a chance to attend
the exclusive, sold out Rise Up Gala featuring a performance by Imagine Dragons

The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band Imagine Dragons, has announced its honorees for the sixth annual Rise Up Gala, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience dedicated to supporting families battling childhood cancer. The star-studded evening of inspiration is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas and is currently sold out.

Imagine Dragons fans and TRF supporters unable to snag tickets can now enter to win the prize package of a lifetime which includes two round trip flights to Las Vegas, two nights at Wynn Las Vegas and two VIP tickets to the 2019 Rise Up Gala featuring an intimate acoustic performance by the band. The international giveaway is open online at and closes Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

A number of community heroes will be recognized during the exclusive event for their efforts in support of TRF’s mission. Honorees include:

TRF Community Impact: Zappos and Zappos For Good
Zappos, the online retailer known for exceptional customer service and its official charitable arm, Zappos for Good, live their mission to spread happiness and celebrate the good in everything while encouraging their employees to be the good they want to see in the world. With a strong company culture focused on giving back and being socially responsible, Zappos and Zappos for Good can be found making an impact in just about every space imaginable. While longtime gala supporters, Zappos and Zappos for Good have increased collaborations with TRF within the past year and continue to surprise and delight TRF families nationwide.

Team TRF Honoree: Corner Canyon High School
Students at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah rallied together to raise $77,526.08 for TRF during their fundraising season in December 2018, exceeding their goal to raise $75,000 in just three weeks. As part of the Team TRF school fundraising program, students completed “odd jobs” in the community including door-to-door asks, silent auctions, sporting events, student activities and restaurants nights to support the fundraising effort.

TRF Honorary Chair: Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal is so much more than a list of outstanding stats from 19 seasons in the NBA. The basketball Hall of Famer frequently donates his time and money to countless charitable causes throughout the global community. With new ties to Las Vegas, Shaq has invited more than a dozen TRF families to various benefit events this year and continues to quietly make an impact in Las Vegas and around the world.

TRF Legacy Honoree: Tim and Amy Cantor
Tim Cantor’s extraordinary artistic vision has been apparent since he began oil painting at just five years old. By age 15, he was given his first art exhibition, whereupon one of his paintings was acquired to hang in the White House. After marrying Amy, the love of his life and his partner in all things, Tim’s reputation continued to expand across the world. In 2015, Tim and Amy began working closely with Imagine Dragons to create the cover of the band’s second album, Smoke + Mirrors, as well as 13 paintings representing each song on the album. The partnership only deepened as the art was integrated into the band’s music video for “Shots,” featured in the tour production, and became a touring art exhibition accompanying Imagine Dragons at more than 60 stops in North America and Asia. With exquisite galleries in San Diego and Amsterdam, Tim and Amy are far more accomplished than their humble and gracious personalities would ever let on. They have given quietly and generously for years to TRF, lending their talents and time to create art for events, awards for honorees, and auctioning off paintings. They are an integral part of the TRF family.

The Rise Up Gala offers attendees an exclusive night of entertainment and glamour while celebrating the individuals who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness for pediatric cancer. Joel McHale will once again serve as master of ceremonies. The evening also features a special acoustic performance from the GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band, Imagine Dragons. All proceeds benefit TRF, where 85 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to families in need. For more information, visit

About The Tyler Robinson Foundation
The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Malaysia. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85-percent of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information visit

About Imagine Dragons
Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons first revealed their limitless passion and genre-bending sensibilities with a series of independently released EPs that quickly earned a grassroots following. After hitmaking producer Alex Da Kid signed them to KIDinaKORNER/Interscope, the band made their major-label debut with Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the double-platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” With their full-length debut Night Visions arriving later that year, Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard200, selling more than five million copies worldwide. In addition, Night Visions’ diamond-selling single “Radioactive” hit No. 1 on the BillboardRock chart and won Best Rock Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards. From there, Imagine Dragons went on to see their 2015 sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors debut at No. 1 on the Billboard200. Released in June 2017, their third album EVOLVE was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: “Believer,” which topped the Alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and also climbed to No. 3 at Top 40 radio; “Thunder,” which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and “Whatever It Takes,” which was Top 5 at Top 40 radio. The band recently released their fourth album, ORIGINS. The album includes the #1 single “Natural,”which spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio.

Donut Bar to donate Crème Brulee Donut sales for homeless youth, May 5-11 – Partnering with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

Donut Bar to donate Crème Brulee Donut sales for homeless youth
May 5-11 donut promotion precedes NPHY’s
Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament


The Donut Bar in Downtown Las Vegas has joined the fight to combat youth homelessness with a special promotion in conjunction with the 10th Annual Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament to benefit Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.


From Sunday, May 5 to Saturday, May 11, the Donut Bar will donate 25 percent of donut sales of the “HYA Donut Special” to the nonprofit Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, the most comprehensive provider of life-saving services for homeless youth in Southern Nevada. The designated donut is the Crème Brulèe Donut, the Donut Bar’s most popular offering.


The Donut Bar promotion leads up to the Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament on Saturday, May 11 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, and allows the community to help homeless youth who may not be able participate in either the “Superheroes by Day” event or “Vigilantes by Night” competition.  Tickets are still available with prices starting at $25 per bowler or $125 per team of five. Registration includes unlimited bowling, food, refreshments, desserts, tournament swag bag, tournament souvenir and more; the evening session also will feature a DJ and cosmic bowling. Themed costumes are encouraged. To register or for other participation and sponsorship opportunities, visit or call NPHY at 702-383-1332.


The Donut Bar joins a growing list of sponsors for the bowling tourney including Zappos, Expedia Group, Sletten Construction, Robco Electric, Tropicana, Caesars Entertainment, Budding Ivey Foundation, Prism Medical Products, and more.


The award-winning Donut Bar is located at 124 S. 6th Street, #140, and is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday.

About Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
NPHY is the most comprehensive service provider for the thousands of homeless youth in Southern Nevada, serving hundreds of youth through core programs and touching the lives of thousands more through outreach each year. NPHY’s programs stabilize homeless teens’ lives, meeting their immediate needs and providing a safe, supportive environment and a path to self- sufficiency. Through work with homeless youth, NPHY creates productive, healthy adults who contribute to society. Strengthening and complementing the high-quality direct services for homeless youth, NPHY is dedicated to advocating for the Las Vegas Valley’s homeless youth population and serves as a leader in systems-level efforts to eliminate homelessness among Nevada’s youth. For more information or to support our life-changing work for homeless youth, please visit

Las Vegas Fashion Council Hosts Fourth Annual artLIVE! at Zappos Headquarters


Las Vegas Fashion Council Hosts Fourth Annual artLIVE! at Zappos Headquarters

The Las Vegas Fashion Council’s (LVFC) artLIVE! returns for its fourth annual installment on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Zappos Headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas. A collective of top Las Vegas artists and designers will debut 10 one-of-a-kind hand-painted mannequins during a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the LVFC’s scholarship fund.

The unique showcase will feature live activations including sand art, body painting and art in action while guests enjoy DJ’d entertainment and light refreshments throughout the evening. In an effort to benefit the LVFC’s scholarship Fund, in support of emerging student artists and designers, guests can bid on a variety of culinary, fashion, beauty and art silent auction packages.

“We are always thrilled with the success of this event and are excited to continue supporting the fashion and arts community through artLIVE!,” said Carrie Cooper, LVFC’s founder and president. “We can’t wait to see what our talented artists have in store for guests this year.”

Featured artists include Pete Castro, Haley Fonfa, Lil Art Bodega artists – M!SCRE8, The Stencil Artista, Snipt Art, RuthyJane Art, Kathryn Gilbert and Joy Snyder. Featured designers include New Vintage Handbags, Desiree Ianconetti-Aneonnova, Pirouette, Nessa Apostol – Napostol, Pavel Pakhomovn-Veli and LVFC student design competition winners.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased on the LVFC website. The LVFC is a nonprofit organization with the mission to advance the Las Vegas fashion industry and expand the economy by cultivating relationships between fashion professionals, students, emerging artists, community leaders and organizations. For more information visit and stay up to date on upcoming events by following the LVFC on Twitter @LVFC_NV, Instagram @LVFC_NV and

About Las Vegas Fashion Council
The Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity whose membership consists of fashion professionals, students, community leaders, philanthropists and organizations that have a desire to diversify and expand the Las Vegas economy through the efforts of the fashion industry. LVFC supports fashion industry students and emerging artists with scholarships, grants, educational presentations, internships, mentoring and opportunities to showcase and compete in fashion shows throughout the valley. LVFC partners with numerous non-profit entities in raising funds and awareness for a variety of causes that incorporate a fashion element into their fundraising efforts. LVFC utilizes the Public Education Foundation to assist in awarding annual scholarships to fashion students through the Las Vegas Fashion Council-Fashion Industry Scholarship program. For more information about LVFC please visit

The Mob Museum, Zappos Announce First Zap-on-Tap Craft Brew










The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces The Underground’s first “Zap-on-Tap” brew, Z’Cream Dream.  Zap-on-Tap is a collaboration with Zappos, the signature sponsor of The Underground which is the Museum’s new Prohibition history exhibition featuring a distillery, brewery and speakeasy. As part of its sponsorship, the Zappos team has the privilege of collaborating on the creation of one of The Underground’s seasonal beer selections available to the public.  Z’Cream Dream will be available from July 5 through August 31. A new Zappos craft beer selection will be introduced on September 1.

House-brewed in The Underground at The Mob Museum’s immersive Prohibition history exhibition, which also includes a moonshine distillery and speakeasy, Z’Cream Dream is a cream ale with subtle notes of sweet blood orange and the presence of vanilla. This light and crisp summertime ale will transport you back to your favorite childhood treat. ABV 5.8%. It is available for $8 per pint glass.

In order to craft Zap-on-Tap, the designated Zappos “brewers” meet with The Underground’s  expert team to learn about the process of beer making. Subsequently, they consult The Underground’s Zap-on-Tap decision-making guide to determine the beer they wish to make—anything from a light and refreshing wheat beer; to a crisp, citrusy and bitter pale ale; to a malt and somewhat sweet brown ale. They can choose additional flavor essences to customize their brew selection and then, of course, decide on the perfect name for their concoction.

“Zappos is excited to bring Zap-on-Tap to life in partnership with The Underground at  The Mob Museum,” said Loren Becker, experience and community team manager, Zappos.  “To craft each Zap-on-Tap selection, we assemble a team of the most knowledgeable Zappos ‘beer nerds’ by hosting regular beer trivia contests for our employees. Team members with the best scores work together to craft the upcoming Zap-on-Tap brew.”

The Underground’s speakeasy is a full-service bar purveying not only house-distilled moonshine and craft beer, but also wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and—of course—a tempting array of authentic, Prohibition-inspired cocktails. During The Underground’s new Happy Hour, taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, visitors can enjoy 20 percent off select cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

The Underground is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday until midnight. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission, is free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

For more information about Prohibition history, visit The Mob Museum’s online exhibition,

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a working speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit Connect on Facebook at or Twitter @themobmuseum.

Locals Get Free Admission at The Mob Museum Nov. 15, Sponsored by Zappos



The Mob Museum announces FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy-one, get-one admission for non-residents, sponsored by Zappos, to celebrate Kefauver Day, which commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courthouse in 1950. To allow guests additional time to experience the Museum, it will offer extended operating hours, remaining open until 10 p.m. on that night only.

Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings held in 14 U.S. cities in 1950 and 1951 were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas.

The Mob Museum

Wednesday, November 15
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

FREE for Nevada residents and buy-one, get-one admission for non-Nevada residents, sponsored by Zappos.

The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101


Registration Opens For Milestone Season of Girls on the Run Las Vegas



Health Plan of Nevada to be Presenting Sponsor of Spring 5k at UNLV


Registration has begun for the 2017 spring season of Girls on the Run Las Vegas, a 10-week health and empowerment program for elementary and middle school girls across the valley.


Girls on the Run Las Vegas will celebrate its fifth year in Clark County with record-breaking participation as the program expands its reach, serving 37 elementary and middle schools plus four Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada locations. Nearly 600 girls are expected to take part in the program that begins in February and culminates at the end of April.  A full list of sitesplus program fees and details can be found at


Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. Volunteer coaches meet with small groups of 8 to 15 girls for 20 sessions that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.

The program culminates with a celebratory 5k run/walk for girls, their families and friends. This year’s event has a new home and new presenting sponsor. Health Plan of Nevada is the presenting sponsor of the 5k which will be held inside the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus on April 30, 2017.


“Girls on the Run embodies everything we look for in a community partner,” said Trevor Hays, Regional Director of Communication for UnitedHealthcare. “By teaching young girls the importance of making healthy choices, setting goals, embracing their individuality and approaching challenges positively, the program teaches critical tools that will impact them for a lifetime. The fitness the girls develop along with the life skills makes the program unique and very powerful.”


Girls on the Run has served 1.2 million girls collectively since its inception in 1996 and can be found in all 50 states and Canada.


“We’re excited to celebrate our fifth year of helping local girls reach their full potential,” said Brigette Kirvin, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Las Vegas. “We’re grateful that Health Plan of Nevada sees the challenges facing girls today and how our program provides the tools and motivation to overcome those challenges.”


Other community partners for the 2017 season include United Way of Southern Nevada Women’s Leadership Council, Zappos, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican, Findlay Chevrolet, Smiths, Coca-Cola, Southern Nevada Health District, Speedee Mart and many more.

Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Introduces Standup Comedy to the Festival Lineup

Life is Beautiful



For the first time at Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, ticketholders will laugh until their sides hurt with the addition of THE KINDHOUSE, offering a daily standup comedy lineup. Located inside Place on 7th, the comedy showcase brings the venue to life with popular comedic acts, DJ performances, spa services, a lounge and bar, food trucks and more.


“We have music, art, learning, theatrical performances and now comedy for our fans to explore,” said Ryan Doherty, chief experience officer for Life is Beautiful. “The addition of the comedy lineup allows us to offer something new for our festival goers and continue to create an all-encompassing experience for our attendees.”


Friday’s entertainment, sponsored by Zappos and hosted by Sam Tallent, will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m., featuring performances by comedic masterminds Joe Gorman, Clare O’Kabe, Eddie Pepitone, Sean Keane, David Gborie, Todd Glass, Josh Androsky, Caitlin Gill, Kaseem Bently and Baron Vaughn.


Presented by Crapshoot Comedy, Saturday will include three showcase style performances at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. lead by comedic stars, DJ Douggpound, Byron Bowers, Sean Patton and Emily Heller.


Hosted by comedian Bobby Wayne Stauts, Sunday will feature local Las Vegas comedians, with two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. Comedians on the lineup include Ari Phillips, Matt Markman, Jozalyn Sharp and Jason Harris.


Life is Beautiful will fill the streets of Downtown Las Vegas Sept. 23-25. Three-day and single-day tickets are still available for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival here. For highlights from last year’s festival, check out the Life is Beautiful 2015 Recap video. For more information on Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival, please visit



About Life is Beautiful:

Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is an annual celebration where people from all walks of life (generations, orientation, race, religion, and nationality) come together and create an experience centered in music, art, taste and ideas. That gathering of people, by very nature, becomes a platform in which positivity prevails, culture and creativity thrive and transformation occurs.


Life is Beautiful launched in October 2013 featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 100,000 attendees in 2015. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 5th Anniversary of Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival

Motley Brews

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 5th Anniversary of Motley Brews’

Downtown Brew Festival


Las Vegas’ favorite backyard bash takes over the Clark County Amphitheater Saturday, Oct. 22

motley brews

Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival (DBF) returns to the Clark County Amphitheater for its fifth anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. for Early Entry and VIP ticketholders. This intimate installation of Motley Brews’ famous craft beer festival offers fans the opportunity to sample brews from near and far in the quest to explore new and exciting craft beer flavors. With this year marking the fifth anniversary, here are five reasons you definitely can’t miss out:


  1. The Beer.

The Downtown Brew Festival boasts a flavorful roster of 200 of the world’s top craft brews from over 60 different local, regional, national and international breweries. Each brewery will bring the top brews of the season, allowing ticketholders to sample favorites while discovering new tastes. New to this year’s lineup include Nevada locals Lovelady Brewing Company, Record Street Brewing Company and Able Baker Brewing Company, with national newcomers such as Bootlegger’s Brewery, Dudes Brewing Company, 101 North Brewing Company, BoochCraft and Brew Rebellion.


  1. The Food.

The Downtown Brew Festival’s Festaurant Row features a diverse lineup of culinary creations by Las Vegas’ top restaurants and food trucks. Included on this year’s culinary roster are Truck-U-Barbecue, Oming’s Kitchen, QFS Tacos and many more.


  1. VIP Treatment.

VIP ticket holders will be treated to an exclusive experience as they enjoy the VIP Pavilion, an area of the festival focused on providing a private tasting of rare pours and specialty beers while guests sample an assortment of small bites prepared by Las Vegas celebrity chefs. This year, VIP guests will enjoy craft beer-inspired and infused dishes by celebrity chefs from on and off The Strip.


  1. Nonstop Entertainment.

With a stage at the center of the grassy area of the Clark County Amphitheater, music is a clear focal point of the Downtown Brew Festival experience.  Ticketholders will enjoy nonstop music and entertainment by Trevor Green of San Diego, local Las Vegas artist Josh Royse and more.


  1. Enhanced Festival Programming.

Motley Brews has teamed up with a variety of partners to elevate the event by contributing their talents and services to create unique activities and experiences within the festival. Sponsors include Zappos, Land Rover, Resqwater, Whole Foods Market, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, PKWY Tavern and more. Through the collaboration with these and other sponsors, Motley Brews is able to offer new and exciting programs to the tasting experience.


Tickets are now on sale and priced at $35 for General Admission, $45 for Early Entry and $70 for VIP until Friday, Sept. 16. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Downtown Brew Festival website.




About Motley Brews:

Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. The annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer each spring is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival, attracting more than 6,000 attendees each year. The Downtown Brew Festival held each fall is a more intimate affair that showcases the best tastes of the season. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization. To date, Motley Brews has raised more than $100,000 for 501(c)3 charities.


Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) Twitter  and Instagram (@MotleyBrews).

Las Vegas Unveils #WHHSH (What Happens Here, Stays Here) Beer and Brings the Ultimate Party to Palm Springs

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Las Vegas Unveils #WHHSH (What Happens Here, Stays Here) Beer
and Brings the Ultimate Party to Palm Springs



Celebrities, including DNCE front man Joe Jonas, Amber Rose, G-Eazy, Ed Westwick, Kat Graham, Kellan Lutz, Icona Pop, Jillionaire of Major Lazer and more flocked to Palm Springs where the energy and excitement of Las Vegas came to life throughout the weekend (April 16-17). Thousands of partygoers joined the destination as it unveiled its first ever product, #WHHSH (What Happens Here, Stays Here) Beer, alongside immersive experiences by some of Las Vegas’ premier brands.

#WHHSH Beer captures the essence of Las Vegas and adult freedom. Crafted locally in Las Vegas by Tenaya Creek Brewery, #WHHSH Beer is an easy drinking, pale ale with hints of citrus and pine creating a cool, clean finish. The exclusive beer will only be available at select Las Vegas sponsored events. #WHHSH Beer is the first of Las Vegas’ limited edition #WHHSH products to be introduced.

Saturday, April 16

After performing one of Friday’s most sought after sets at the festival, headliner G-Eazy met up with Amber Rose where the two were seen laughing and chatting as they sipped #WHHSH cocktails together. Kellan Lutz arrived shortly after and mingled throughout the party, stopping to play ping-pong as revelers cheered him on. Additional celebrities, including Ed Westwick, Icona Pop, Bob Moses, J Sutta and more joined influencers and guests alike to party in true Las Vegas style.

As guests and celebrities made their way through the party, they chose their signature photo opp: a picture in front of the #WHHSH beer step-and-repeat adorned with dozens of the sleek black and white cans, a stacked “What Happens Here, Stays Here” logo and simply #WHHSH.

Attendees also experienced Only-in-Vegas moments at the Vegas VR bar, where they were instantly transported to the hottest Las Vegas attractions. Once they came back to reality, partygoers were treated to exquisite hairstyle creations by Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino and Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa at their pop-up braid bar complemented by glitter and fresh floral.

Partygoers sipped on #WHHSH Beer and carefully crafted ARIA Resort & Casino beer-infused cocktails as they watched Zappos’ resident artist Miguel create an oversized floral masterpiece, and mingled with other revelers in the packed party.

Right as the party was really revving up, excitement levels hit an all-time high as Icona Pop went on-stage for an exclusive set, singing hits such as “I Love It.” After a #WHHSH toast with all partygoers, the duo jumped in the pool, splashed in the water and posed with guests.

As Icona Pop warmed up in the sun and sipped on their #WHHSH beers, Palms Casino Resort’s “Ditch Fridays” DJ, Mark Stylz, kept the party going for the rest of the day with a strong set that can only come from Las Vegas.

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DNCE, Joe Jonas’ band, was seen striking up conversations with fans and friends as they made their way to the #WHHSH stage to perform an energetic set. They were soon joined by b of “The Vampire Diaries,” who met them onstage. Graham then made her way through the party, as she greeted friends and fans and danced to the music for the rest of the day.

“Downton Abbey’s” Joanne Froggatt was also spotted playing oversized beer pong and Strangers We Know, fresh from their performance at the festival the day before, made their way through the party striking poses and sipping #WHHSH beer along the way. Olympic gymnast Josh Dixon and travel influencer Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, were also seen experiencing Vegas VR.

All guests were treated like VIPs with massages and hand treatments provided by the Spa at The Linq Hotel & Casino. After entering a state of relaxation, partygoers enjoyed an array of culinary creations by SkinnyFATS, a local Las Vegas eatery.

Throughout the day, guests enjoyed more curated experiences from Zappos; Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino; Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa; and Mark Stylz from Palms Casino Resort and one-of-a-kind drawings by Napkin Killa.



The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to or


Blue Man Group Las Vegas and Zappos Unveil Interactive “ShoeZaphone” Installation on Wednesday, May 14


Blue Man Group Las Vegas and Zappos Unveil interactive “ShoeZaphone” Installation on Wednesday, May 14



WHAT: Blue Man Group unveils its one-of-a-kind, foot-tapping (literally) installation during Zappos’ annual Bald and Blue fundraiser at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14. Entitled “ShoeZaphone,” the sneaker-happy fixture encourages passersby to experiment and show their “sole” by creating a custom video display and soundtrack. The playful attraction will be permanently located in the lobby of Zappos’ downtown campus and symbolizes the developing partnership between Blue Man Group and the retailer.

During the event, a Zappos representative will give a quick remark on the on-going partnership between the companies and present the never-before-seen “ShoeZaphone.” In addition, the three Blue Men will be on hand to partake in the unveiling with their signature antics and crowd interaction.

Jack Kenn, vice president senior resident general manager for Blue Man Group Las Vegas
Blue Man Group

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 14
11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Zappos Lobby
400 East Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101


DETAILS: Symbolizing a developing partnership, Blue Man Group’s “ShoeZaphone” will integrate into Zappos’ campus tours, taking thousands of patrons on a wacky journey through the imagination that defines both companies. Blue Man Group, a Las Vegas staple with an open-minded vision on technology, change, learning and culture, looks forward to partnering with Zappos.

Zappos’ Bald and Blue event is an annual tradition and celebration of company culture. With a similar drive to encourage creativity, fun and adventure, Blue Man Group and Zappos have collaborated to bring wonder and the unknown into everyday life.


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About Blue Man Group Las Vegas
Blue Man Group has turbo-charged its show in Las Vegas with electrifying music, sensational technology, and innovative new ways of interacting with the audience. The mega-enhanced show at Monte Carlo is a thrilling, energy-infused performance that introduces wildly inventive musical instruments, a humorous look at robots and creativity, and a mind-blowing (literally) tour inside the neural network of the human brain. Each night the Blue Men present an extraordinary spectacle and create a soulful, primal and euphoric experience that makes you feel vibrantly alive and more closely connected with the people around you.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet,  or call 1.800.blueman. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events via Facebook at or Twitter at

Established in 1999,, operated by Zappos IP, Inc., has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. currently showcases millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands., Inc. was recognized in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture, and job openings can be found at More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at is a subsidiary of (AMZN)

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Leads New Monthly Volunteering Effort ‘Downtown Cares Las Vegas’








El Cortez Hotel & Casino Leads New Monthly
Volunteering Effort ‘Downtown Cares Las Vegas’
Sponsors include Zappos, Whole Foods, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue,
City of Las Vegas and more


El Cortez Hotel & Casino is teaming with other downtown businesses and organizations for “Downtown Cares Las Vegas,” a day of downtown volunteerism, on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Downtown Cares Las Vegas is being organized by Moonridge Group,  and volunteering efforts will be led by El Cortez along with a group of sponsors, including Zappos, the City of Las Vegas, the City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the City of Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Whole Foods, 8 News Now, BLVDS and other businesses and arts organizations. All volunteers will come together to improve the Robert Gordon Senior Recreation Center at 336 N. 10th Street, Las Vegas, NV. 

Event registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by the day of volunteering at the recreation center. Volunteers can offer their services for a full- or half-day shift. 

The 261 low-income seniors who use the Robert Gordon Recreation Center on a daily basis have created a “Wish List” that the volunteers will be working to fulfill throughout the day.  Remodeling and facility improvement initiatives, such as painting, collecting non-perishable foods, planting and gardening, improving the recreation areas, beautifying the patio area and upgrading the kitchen, will go a long way in making the recreation center more functional and enjoyable for the seniors.  

Individuals who have questions, would like to donate items and/or want to register a team of volunteers can contact event coordinator Kathleen Foley at or 702.461.9656. The deadline to register for Downtown Cares Las Vegas is Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. 

Downtown Cares Las Vegas will continue as a monthly volunteering effort in downtown Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Future Downtown Cares Las Vegas volunteering events will be announced once projects are confirmed. 

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez, the property’s 24-hour diner; The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals serving the finest steaks and freshest seafood; and Gambling Gourmet, a delicious menu of casino favorites served game side to players. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit

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