Strut & Fret presents BLANC de BLANC celebrates grand opening at SAHARA Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Strut & Fret presents BLANC de BLANC celebrates grand opening at SAHARA Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Champagne flowed at SAHARA Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 4, when international cabaret sensation BLANC de BLANC celebrated its grand opening with a VIP red carpet affair. The acclaimed production, which features high-flying aerial stunts, serious booty and one fine French hunk, made its debut inside the recently renamed BLANC de BLANC Theatre with a champagne soiree attended by several Las Vegas entertainers.

Among those in attendance were Anthony Cools, Aussie Heat, David Goldrake, Eric Jordan Young, Gerry McCambridge, Jennifer Romas, Kate Shelor and Marc Savard, Melody Sweets, Ricardo Laguna, Sabina Kelley, X Burlesque, Zowie Bowie, and performers from FANTASY and Thunder From Down Under, who were seated in the production’s exclusive hot tub seats.

BLANC de BLANC is the Las Vegas debut of Strut & Fret Production House, one of Australia’s preeminent theatre and major events companies. The award-winning production, which has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End, the Brisbane Festival and the Adelaide Festival, plunges audiences into a world of overflowing champagne bottles, sparkles and glamour, leaving every spectator breathless with delight.

Devised by an electric creative team, BLANC de BLANC was conceived and directed by Scott Maidment (cabaret sensations LIMBO, Cantina, Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour), choreographed by Kevin Maher (choreographer for Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Madonna), with costumes by James Browne (costume design for musicals Cabaret, Ghost and Xanadu), lighting and set design by Philip Gladwell (Magic Mike Live, The Exorcist), and a thumping soundtrack from Danish electronic artist Kenneth Bager.

BLANC de BLANC performs Thursdays through Mondays (dark Tuesdays/Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. inside the BLANC de BLANC Theatre. Tickets range in price from $49 to $129 (Hot Tub tickets are priced for groups) and are on sale now at saharalasvegas.com. For more information, please visit blancvegas.com or follow the show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT STRUT & FRET
BLANC de BLANC is produced by Australian theatre and events company, Strut & Fret Production House. The company is renowned for innovative entertainment, high-flying spectacle, nu-circus, extreme theatre, and dynamic music experiences. With over 20 years’ experience, Strut & Fret have delivered hundreds of world-class events across more than 25 countries, from Brisbane to Bogota, Perth to Prague.

Led by Founding Director, Scott Maidment, the company has recently presented exclusive seasons at the Hippodrome Casino (London) and Paradise Island Resort (the Bahamas). The follow up to BLANC de BLANC, BLANC de BLANC Encore has recently completed a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, and cabaret sensation LIMBO has this year celebrated its 800th performance in Amsterdam.

Maidment was part of the creative team for Madonna’s 2015 Rebel Heart World Tour and has since been invited to curate and direct entertainment for Madonna’s birthday parties in the Hamptons and Morocco. strutnfret.com

About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines, more than 50 classic table games and Infinity – a premium gaming lounge. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Beers And Bets; Club 101; and more. The resort is also home to the BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue where the international cabaret sensation of the same name performs. Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

SIP, SAMPLE, SHOP & STROLL DURING JDRF’S ANNUAL CORK & SOUL

 

SIP, SAMPLE, SHOP & STROLL DURING JDRF’S ANNUAL CORK & SOUL

Tickets on sale now for a beautiful evening under the stars to benefit JDRF Nevada Chapter

 

WHO:              

JDRF Nevada Chapter, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, in conjunction with Tivoli Village Las Vegas present 2018’s Cork & Soul.

 

WHAT:

Nearly 1,000 lively supporters will gather on the streets of gorgeous Tivoli Village to indulge in a night of wine, food, entertainment and shopping during this unique fundraiser. Entertainment will include headliner The Shoutouts featuring Christy Molasky, “The Voice” Season 6 finalist Team Blake Ryan Whyte Maloney, one of Las Vegas’ favorite performers Zowie Bowie, former member of “The Lettermen” Mark Preston, Broadway talent Michelle Murlin, local entertainment couple Ashley & Aaron Fuller, among other surprises.

 

Throughout the evening, guests will feast on a variety of dishes from Tivoli Village’s array of specialty dining venues, as well as other local hotspots. Participating restaurants include*:

 

  • Echo & Rig
  • BBD’s – Beers Burgers Desserts
  • Sharky’s Modern Mexican Kitchen
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
  • Hawthorn Grill
  • Shake Shack
  • Boathouse Asian Eatery
  • Hussong’s Mexican Eatery
  • Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill
  • Leone Café
  • Clubhouse Deli
  • Persimmons – Firefly* and Tacos & Beer
  • Leticia’s Mexican Cocina
  • Hamptons
  • BRIO Tuscan Grille
  • Michael Mina’s Strip Steak Restaurant

 

*Restaurant list will continue to grow and is subject to change.

 

WHEN:                      
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:                     
Tivoli Village Las Vegas
400 S Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

 

TICKETS:                    
$50General Admission – Includes wine and food tastings, as well as entertainment throughout the evening.

 

$250VIP Admission – Includes All-Access Pass to wine and food tastings. A seat in the exclusive VIP concert stage area which includes a buffet-style dinner provided by Echo & Rig and wine delivery to your table.

 

Sponsorships and tickets are available at www.jdrf.org/nevada/events/cork-and-soul/.

About JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in the JDRF Nevada Chapter, and in more than 100 locations throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org/nevada or follow us on Twitter @JDRF or like JDRF Nevada on Facebook.

Photos: Piff reveals his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki

 

Piff the Magic Dragon Unveils His Shrunken Head at
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The loser of “America’s Got Talent,” Piff the Magic Dragon, unveiled his shrunken head last night at The Golden Tiki. His sidekick, Mr. Piffles, got in on the action too with a miniature stuffed version.

Piff enjoyed a Dole Whip while checking out the bar’s one-of-a-kind decor and Cabinet of Curiosities, stopping for a closer look at a mummified alligator, perhaps one of Piff’s ancestors.

The Baron of the Universe welcomed Piff, Mr. Piffles, and showgirl Jade Simone before Managing Partner Branden Powers unveiled the head. Smithsonian artist Terry Barr sculpted the head over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Piff to ensure physical accuracies, including his dragon scales.

“Thank you for honoring us with a tiny, shrunken head, AKA a lifesize head,” said Piff.

The stars took a “shellfie” in the clamshell, before posing with fans, who showed up in Piff T-shirts.

Chippendales dancer James Davis was also in attendance.

Overhead in the crowd, “This is as Vegas as it gets.”

Piff joins the bar’s growing collection of famous shrunken heads, including Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke, Claire Sinclair, magician Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, Monti Rock III, Lonnie Hammargren, and Rich Little.

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About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, as well as a special treasure chest VIP experience. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people.

Downtown Grand Announces Summer Entertainment Series, Concerts and Special Events at Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck

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Downtown Grand Announces Summer Entertainment Series, 
Concerts and Special Events at Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck


Downtown Grand’s entertainment scene is heating up this summer,

with Thursday R&B nights, Friday Night Swim featuring Zowie Bowie, Saturday concerts,

weekend DJs, special events and more

 
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino announces an all-new lineup of live entertainment this summer at Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck. All entertainment and events are free and open to the public.
 
Downtown Grand showcases ongoing entertainment Thursday-Sunday all summer long. Thursdays, Citrus presents Taboo Summer Nights, a weekly pool party featuring various R&B musical guests and DJs, taking the stage at 7 p.m. Make a splash at Citrus during Friday Night Swim, a rooftop pool party featuring live interactive entertainment with Ultra DJ’s from 7-9 p.m., special bikini contests and an ongoing weekly residency with notable Vegas act Zowie Bowie, performing at 9 p.m. Saturdays, Citrus will have live interactive entertainment from an Ultra DJ and host special headliner concerts with renowned bands and recording artists (dates and acts to be announced). Citrus also features Ultra DJs on Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. Additionally, from 8-12 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, guests wearing a bikini receive two free drinks.
 


The entertainment schedule for Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck includes:
 
Thursdays – Ultra DJ from 4-7 p.m. and Taboo Summer Nights from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. 
Fridays – Ultra DJ from 4-7 p.m., Friday Night Swim featuring interactive live entertainment at 7 p.m., and Zowie Bowie at 9 p.m. 
Saturdays – Ultra DJ from 12-5 p.m. and evening entertainment including live music, concerts, and guest DJ’s.
Sundays – Ultra DJ from 12-5 p.m.
 
Guests who visit Downtown Grand for Fourth of July weekend this year can expect a jam-packed weekend full of entertainment and special events, including a headliner concert soon to be announced.
 
For out of town visitors or locals looking for the perfect “stay-cation” this summer, Downtown Grand is offering The Big Squeeze room package, with rates starting at just $59 per night. Guests who book accommodations at DowntownGrand.com will receive a nightly $50 food and beverage credit to use at Citrus at the Downtown Grand Pool Deck. Credit must be used daily at Citrus and cannot be redeemed for gratuities, cash, room rate or any other charges.
 
Boasting 35,000 square feet, Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck is a unique urban rooftop pool retreat featuring an infinity pool, private cabanas, full bar, dining, a fire pit, and grass seating area where guests can lounge or enjoy a variety of activities including foosball, corn hole, table tennis and more. Locals and guests can celebrate a special occasion or beat the heat with a private cabana rental, which can be reserved through Concierge Services by calling (702) 719-5170 or via email at concierge@downtowngrand.com
 
Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with extended hours during special events and featured programming. Hotel guests and local residents receive free admission. Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck is also available for private special events for up to 1,200 guests. Downtown Grand is located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com.
 
ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. 
 
Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Furnace Bar and The Carson Room. Partnering venues include the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill, world famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city. 
 
Downtown Grand features a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area. 
 
Downtown Grand has been recognized with a number of prominent accolades including “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Most recently, Downtown Grand was recognized by Strictly Slots magazine’s “Best of Slots 2015” awards in multiple categories including Best Overall Casino, Best Slot Club and Best Casino for Reel Slots, and was also named Best in Downtown Las Vegas for Hotel, Suites, Staff and Pool by Casino Player magazine’s “Best of Gaming 2015”. 
 
For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

Tivoli Village Hosts Second Annual “Streetfest” With Weekend of Food, Shopping & Fun – Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 22

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TIVOLI VILLAGE HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL “STREETFEST” WITH WEEKEND OF FOOD, SHOPPING & FUN – SATURDAY, MAY 21 – SUNDAY, MAY 22


Lifestyle haven invites guests to enjoy two days of live music, complementary wine tastings, exclusive shopping deals, special appearances by headlining acts such as Chris Phillips from Zowie Bowie and more

For the second year in a row, Tivoli Village is inviting Las Vegas to come experience all the lifestyle destination has to offer with the special two-day event, Streetfest. Taking place Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, guests are encouraged to enjoy the variety of outdoor activities such as live music, complimentary wine tastings, fresh52 farmers market and take advantage of exclusive retail options while exploring the picturesque cobblestone streets of Tivoli. The weekend will also include special musical performances by headliners such as Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie.

This property-wide weekend event will host a multitude of interactive activities, special offerings, and entertainment experiences including:

Saturday, May 21
Extended fresh52 farmers market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tennis lessons for families and kids at the Tennis & Social hosted by Char Luxury Real Estate from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Complimentary wine tasting and live entertainment from 3pm-5pm
Performance from Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 22
Mimosas & Music from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Enjoy mimosas and summer-inspired cocktails provided by Tivoli Village while listening to live music performed by local entertainers.
Starting at 3 p.m there will be a special performance by jazz sensation Christian Tamburr.

In addition to the added elements provided by the property, guests are encouraged to partake in any of the destination’s wonderful brunch offerings at Echo & Rig or the newly opened Waffle Bar and check out the range of unique retail offerings available only at Tivoli Village.

Streetfest admission is completely complimentary with activities lasting throughout the weekend. For additional information on Streetfest or Tivoli Village please visit www.tivolivillagelv.com.

About Tivoli Village
Tivoli Village features a unique mix of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques, as well as enticing restaurants. The exclusive shopping and dining destination is located in one of the most affluent sections of Southern Nevada, 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and adjacent to One Queensridge Place. Tivoli Village is currently developing a second phase that will add more than 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment and office space. For more information on events at Tivoli Village visit tivolivillagelv.com, follow Tivoli Village on Twitter or like Tivoli Village on Facebook. For more information about happenings at Tivoli, visit Facebook.com/TivoliVillageLV.

7th Annual US Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” Toy Drive – Celebrity Benefit Show at The Orleans Hotel – Sponsored By Cadillac Of Las Vegas

 

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Every child deserves a present at Christmas. Cadillac of Las Vegas is assisting the U.S. Marine Corps in providing tangible signs of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas by once again sponsoring the annual USMC Toys for Tots Celebrity Benefit Show. Now in its 7th year of sponsorship, Cadillac of Las Vegas raised more than $200,000 to help local children in 2014 alone.! !

The show will star David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra as the featured act and house band. Joining Perrico’s group will be Las Vegas headliners, celebrities, and performers Rob Garrett, LJ Harness, Chadwick Johnson, John Katsilometes, Lora Kelsey, Anne Martinez, Robert Nash, Naomi Mauro, Laura Shaffer, Justin Shandor, These Guys, Art Vargas, Maren Wade, Bobby Brooks Wilson, and Zowie Bowie. Musical selections from the star-studded extravaganza will include hits by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jersey Boys, Madonna, Michael Jackson Justin Timberlake, U2, The Temptations, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, plus special comedy and holiday Christmas favorites, and a surprise celebrity Santa.

The show is produced by LJ Harness & David Perrico, who is also serving as Music Director. Tiffanie Foote is Assistant Producer.! ! The Cadillac of Las Vegas USMC Toys for Tots Celebrity Benefit Show will take place at The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, on Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Beginning in early November, supporters may drop off a donation of new unwrapped toys worth $20, or more, at Cadillac of Las Vegas located at 5185 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, in exchange for a free ticket to the performance.!

toysfortotslogoAbout U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program www.toysfortots.org

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.  In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.  Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.

 

cadillacofLVlogoABOUT CADILLAC OF LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas institution for generations, Cadillac of Las Vegas is the only ‘Cadillac Master Dealer’ in the city. Along with a diverse selection of new Cadillac cars and SUVs in-stock and ready for delivery, the dealership also stocks a diverse selection of Certified and used cars. Customers are invited to the dealership to speak with a member of the financing team to create a fully customized auto loan or lease package. ! The bright and modern Cadillac of Las Vegas facility is located on West Sahara Avenue just west of Decatur on the south side of the street approximately 2 miles west of the I-15 freeway and 2 miles south of Hwy. 95. CADILLAC of Las Vegas is your authorized service and car repair facility. Our service center has GM factory trained technicians, who have been trained to keep your CADILLAC running like new for years to come. In addition to this, we also have a parts department for those who need parts for their Cadillac. To learn more about Cadillac of Las Vegas, please call (888) 581-2063 or visit their website at www.CadillacOfLasVegasWest.com.

 

davidperrico ABOUT DAVID PERRICO “Best of Las Vegas” award-winning David Perrico is one of Las Vegas’ most in-demand musicians. In addition to leading his Pop Strings Orchestra, Perrico serves as music director for David Perrico – Pop Evolution and BBR Las Vegas’ ALICE – A Steampunk Concert Fantasy. He has also previously served as music director/trumpet for Stratosphere’s PIN UP, starring Claire Sinclair. Perrico spent nearly a decade performing internationally with the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has been featured in headliner shows including Donny & Marie, Natalie Cole, Toni Braxton, Cirque du Soleil, Gladys Knight, and Zowie Bowie. ! As a composer, Perrico has received national awards for original jazz and symphony orchestra compositions and was recently featured on the Vegas PBS series “artScene”. Perrico is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and has earned a M.M. degree in composition/jazz/filmscore from UNLV and a B.M. classical/jazz performance from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Perrico has served as an adjunct faculty member for UNLV’s jazz studies program. He has 11 CDs and four DVD recordings to his credit, including The Family Guy Live DVD and the Grammy Award-winning album One Voice by Gladys Knight. To hear Perrico’s work, please visit www.DavidPerricoMusic.com. Stay up to date with Perrico on Facebook at @DavidPerricoPopEvolution, on Twitter at @PopEvolution3, and on Instagram at @david_perrico.

 

orleans-logoAbout The Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas The Orleans proudly offers 1,886 beautifully appointed rooms and suites featuring the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Our oversized rooms are actually “Petite Suites” with separate sitting areas. The Orleans’ exquisite one and two-bedroom suites provide all the conveniences of home. Spectacular views face the glittering Las Vegas Strip or the sweeping mountain panoramas surrounding the Las Vegas Valley. Free shuttle service is available to our sister property The Gold Coast as well as the Las Vegas strip. Enjoy hours of fun and games in The Orleans’ spacious casino. Try your luck on one of our 2,600 generous slots, video poker and video keno machines, or enjoy your favorite table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, Let It Ride and Three Card Poker. You’ll find more fast, friendly action in the Race and Sports Book, our popular 35-table Poker Room (named “Best of Las Vegas” by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal), and our 24-Hour, 60-seat Keno Lounge. And while you’re here, be sure to join B Connected – Boyd Gaming’s nationwide player loyalty program — and earn benefits and rewards for your play! Enjoy the taste and flavor of the Big Easy at The Orleans. We offer a wide variety of one-of-a-kind restaurants. From fine dining to quick and easy options, we offer something for every appetite at The Orleans. Whether you’re looking for chart-topping entertainment by renowned performers, side-splitting comedy, intimate lounge acts or the best in sports action, you’ll find it all at The Orleans! We offer four entertainment venues — the Orleans Arena, Showroom, Brendan’s Pub, and Bourbon Street Cabaret – all hosting a variety of events throughout the year. Bowl a few frames at our 70-lane bowling center, or see the latest releases at the 18-screen Century Theatres. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll see why The Orleans is one of Las Vegas’ favorite entertainment destinations! http://www.orleanscasino.com/

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Stratosphere 8 Pool Summer Concert Series Featuring Zowie Bowie

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Stratosphere Announces 8 Pool Summer Concert Series

Free with Pool Admission; Take Vegas Back Members Get 50% off all Summer

One of Las Vegas’ hottest bands will heat up summer Saturday nights at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower’s 8 Pool with a series of live poolside concerts, starting on Saturday, April 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Zowie Bowie, featuring Chris Phillips, is scheduled to perform its high energy show eight stories above the Las Vegas Strip at Stratosphere’s signature pool one Saturday every month through September.  

Violinist Lydia Ansel, singers Nieve Malandra and Christina Amaoto and a live band will join Phillips, entertaining pool guests against a breathtaking mountain backdrop as the sun sets and the stars start to shine.

“From eight stories above the Las Vegas Strip, our 8 Pool offers a unique view of Las Vegas and a great setting for a live poolside concert series,” said Matt Mascali, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower VP of F&B and Entertainment. “These concerts are for the average Joe and Joanne who want to enjoy our beautiful Vegas nights and party by the pool with a rocking good band.”

Concerts are free with $10 pool admission, or only $5 for guests who have joined Stratosphere’s Take Vegas Back movement at www.TakeVegasBack.com, offering real deals for real people.   Pool access is free for Stratosphere Hotel guests.  

Level 8 Pool Summer Concert Series

Saturday, April 18 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 23 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 20 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 4 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 8 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 7 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Zowie Bowie blends today’s hottest dance, hip-hop, Top 40 and vintage Vegas music.  The band is a Las Vegas favorite, having performed at multiple Strip and off-Strip resorts and casinos, as well as various venues in Downtown Las Vegas and corporate functions.

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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, an original production show, PIN UP™ featuring Claire Sinclair as well as MJ LIVE, the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute show. 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).

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Hosts 6th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Benefit Concert Featuring All Star Local Entertainment – Presented By Cadillac Of Las Vegas

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Hosts 6th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Benefit Concert Featuring Many Local Entertainers

Free admission for active and retired military personnel and for those who bring a
new and unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more


Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will host the 6th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Benefit Concert, sponsored by Cadillac of Las Vegas, on Saturday, December 13 at 8 p.m. Zowie Bowie will emcee the event that will feature many Las Vegas entertainers performing popular music with the theme “Pop! Goes Las Vegas!” under the musical direction of David Perrico and Pop Evolution. There will be a special tribute to the late Michael Jackson from The Rock Center for Dance. This event is produced by Jonathan Scott, L.J. Harness and Mary Shriver. Active and retired military personnel and first responders with a valid ID will receive free admission. Those who bring a new and unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more will also receive a free ticket. Tickets can be purchased for a $20 donation at the Westgate Box Office.

Las Vegas entertainers scheduled to perform include Pop Evolution vocalist Naomi Mauro, BBR with Anne Martinez and Savannah Smith, opening the show with her emotional rendition of “God Bless America” will be Vegas! The Show star Lorena Peril with the Marine Corps Honor Guard. The show will also feature comedians Dennis Blair, Paul Scally and Geechy Guy, British singing sensation Ben Stone and American Idol star Jasmine Trias, Zowie Bowie violinist Lydia Ansel, sultry songstress Nieve Malandra, star of stage and screen Pia Zadora accompanied by Frank Sinatra’s conductor and piano player Vinnie Falcone. Additional headline talent includes pop star Maren Wade, entertainer Eric Jordan Young with a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., American Trilogy with star of Neil Diamond-The Tribute Rob Garrett, Rosanna Telford, Justin Shandor, Gary Anthony, the cast of Purple Reign: THE Prince Tribute Show at the Westgate, actor, singer and dancer Adrian Zmed, powerhouse vocalist Lyssa Lynn, Kent Foote and the Vegas Good Fellas, and a special appearance from the lead singer of Motley Crue, Las Vegas local Rock Star Vince Neil.

“Our goal is to have every child in Las Vegas wake up on Christmas morning and have a new toy,” says Jonathan Scott, Executive Producer of this concert. “It’s great to have the new Westgate Las Vegas carry on the tradition of this great U.S. Marine Corps benefit concert.”

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with a celebrity red carpet taking place at 6:30 p.m. After the concert, attendees can head to Tempo lounge for the concert after party.

Last year this event raised enough money to distribute more than $200,000 worth of toys to the Toys For Tots organization. This year, the event has a goal to raise $250,000.

 

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About U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program www.toysfortots.org

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.  In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.  Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.

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ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®. The Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more.  The property boasts entertainment in the main theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.westgatelasvegasresort.com.

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About Cadillac of Las Vegas
Driven By Tradition – Committed To Excellence
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CADILLAC of Las Vegas takes pride in providing our customer with great savings and expert service, which is why we are the only ‘CADILLAC Master Dealer’ in Las Vegas. We have low prices and numerous high-quality vehicles, CADILLAC of Las Vegas will be the first and last place that you need to shop for a new CADILLAC.

The team at CADILLAC of Las Vegas is proud to serve the Las Vegas community as well as Henderson and would like the opportunity to earn your business. We are ready to assist you and can be contacted by phone at (800) 430-7985.

With a large selection of CADILLAC vehicles for you to choose from, we are sure you’ll find the right vehicle to meet your driving needs at CADILLAC of Las Vegas. Whether it’s the new XTS, CTS, Escalade or SRX, we anticipate you’ll be happy with your purchase from CADILLAC of Las Vegas. Our friendly sales and service personnel will ensure the new or pre-owned car you choose provides everything you expect, we also have a financing center that can get you a CADILLAC lease or loan.

CADILLAC is associated with quality. As a result, your new or used car is sure to provide many years of driving enjoyment.

When it comes to quality used cars in the greater Las Vegas, CADILLAC of Las Vegas is your destination. We maintain a comprehensive selection of pre-owned automobiles from today’s top automakers. Get a used car in Las Vegas that has passed numerous inspections by our service and repair staff.

CADILLAC of Las Vegas is your authorized service and car repair facility. Our service center has GM factory trained technicians, who have been trained to keep your CADILLAC running like new for years to come. In addition to this, we also have a parts department for those who’d like to perform the repair from the comfort of their own home.

Photos: Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere 500th Performance

Stratosphere Headliner Frankie Moreno Celebrates 500th Performance
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno celebrated his 500th performance inside the Stratosphere Theater on Thursday night. (June 12, 2014)  The singer, songwriter and showman introduced a new show that includes new songs, new band members and new choreography.  To mark the occasion, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman congratulated Moreno on his success which included an on stage toast prior to the performance.
Among those in attendance PIN UP’s Claire Sinclair, PIN UP Guest Star (July 24-31) Sabina Kelley, Michael Grimm, PIN UP vocalist Lisa Marie Smith, Michael Goddard, Pia Zadora, Skye Dee Miles, Franky Perez, Zowie Bowie & Lydia Ansel and Murray Sawchuck.
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Stratosphere Announces 4th of July Fireworks Events

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Stratosphere Announces 4th of July Fireworks

Celebrations from the Pool to the Tower

Party celebrations from 6pm – 10pm 

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower’s Fun on the Fourth extravaganza will offer something special for both adults and families. Adults will experience an unforgettable pool party, live concert and spectacular fireworks display. Or they can sip cocktails while watching fireworks from Level 107 Lounge’s unique point of view high above the Vegas Strip. Families with children will be able to enjoy the fireworks from Stratosphere’s Indoor Observation deck.

Pool Party/Concert/Fireworks: Adults will enjoy a festive evening at Stratosphere’s 8 Pool, featuring a live concert by 2014 Best of Las Vegas winner Zowie Bowie. Great food & drink specials will be sold at the 8 Pool Café/Bar, plus a limited number of special cabana packages are available. The celebration will be punctuated by an incredible fireworks display by Grucci. Tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase at the Stratosphere Ticket Center, or www.stratospherehotel.com/4th-of-July. The party will begin at 6pm. Must be 21 or older. Call 702-380-7777, extension 5119 to reserve a cabana package.

Tower Fireworks: Families with children can watch amazing fireworks from the tower with a beautiful view of the entire valley, including Stratosphere’s one-of-a-kind fireworks show. From 6pm – 10pm, tower admission to Levels 108 and 109 will be $28 for the general public and $10 for Stratosphere hotel guests. Tickets may be purchased at the Stratosphere Ticket Center.

Level 107 Lounge: Another option for adults— enjoy the fireworks from this newly remodeled venue, voted Best Lounge in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s 2014 Best of Las Vegas readers’ poll. Dance to the upbeat tempo of DJ Shy and live band Treasure from 11pm-4am. Early Happy Hour will feature half price appetizers and 2-for-1 cocktails from 4pm-7pm, and then Late Happy Hour at Level 107 will also offer half price appetizers from 10:30pm-1am and 2-for-1 cocktails from 1am – 4am. Call 702-380-7685 for reservations. There will be no cover charge, but a two drink minimum will be required after 6pm.

“Between the fun music, food & drink specials, and incredible fireworks show, we look forward to having a blast with our guests by celebrating this monumental national holiday throughout our property,” said Paul Hobson, General Manager. “We’re proud to provide this festive Vegas Strip entertainment event that everyone can afford to enjoy.”

Room Packages: Starting at $279, hotel guests can also book 2-3 night package specials.

Hotel Packages Include:

3 Night Package ($379)

  • Three Nights
  • Two Tickets to the July 4th Pool Party
  • $30 Resort Credit
  • Thursday, July 3 Arrival
  • Offer Code: JULY4A

2 Night Package ($329)

  • Two Nights
  • Two Tickets to the July 4th Pool Party
  • $20 Resort Credit
  • Friday, July 4 Arrival
  • Offer Code: JULY4B

2 Night Package ($279)

  • Two Nights
  • Two Tickets to the July 4th Pool Party
  • $15 Resort Credit
  • Thursday, July 3 Arrival
  • Offer Code: JULY4C

For more information or to book a room at the Stratosphere, call 1-800-998-6937 or visit www.StratosphereHotel.com

 

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 the production show PIN UPTM, featuring PLAYBOY’s 2011 Playmate of the Year® Claire Sinclair. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAYTM 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).

Photos: Vinnie Paul Hosted his 50th Birthday Bash at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, March 11

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Rock ‘n’ roll legend Vinnie Paul, best known as the drummer in the heavy metal group HELLYEAH, hosted his 50th birthday bash inside Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, March 11.

Paul, along with many of his close friends and family members, took over the intimate venue for an unforgettable celebration. As guests walked in, Las Vegas-based rock band Sin City Sinners joined by Slash bassist Todd Kerns performed a cover of Guns N’ Roses song “Welcome to the Jungle.” Attendees continued to hop on stage throughout the night including Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist DJ Ashba, LA Guns vocalist Phil Lewis, Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo, Ace Frehley drummer Scot Coogan, Zowie Bowie performer Chris Phillips, Armored Saint and DC4 guitarist Jeff Duncan and more, to perform some of the greatest hits in rock ‘n’ roll history. Paul was seen having a great time and was shocked when a customized birthday cake shaped as a HELLYEAH bass drum and drumsticks was presented to him.

Additional celebrity guests that were in attendance include Las Vegas Strip headliner Frankie Moreno, actor Brian Thomas, professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer, Asia frontman John Payne, Quiet Riot vocalist Paul Shortino,  Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, Lynch Mob vocalist Andrew Freeman, musician Zachary ThroneFOX’s “American Idol” finalist Jasmine Trias, singer and magician Ben Stone and more.

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Photo Credit:  Chase Stevens

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

“Rugby Week in Las Vegas” Brings Nonstop Energy to Fremont Street Experience for 2014 Parade of Nations

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“Rugby Week in Las Vegas” Brings Nonstop Energy to Fremont Street Experience for 2014 Parade of Nations

 

What:  “Rugby Week in Las Vegas” kicks into high gear when the 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament celebrates its Opening Ceremonies with the annual Parade of Nations on the Fremont Street Experience.

Who:  Rugby sevens players and coaches from Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Uruguay, United States and Wales 
Chet Buchanan, emcee and KLUC 98.5 Morning Zoo host             
DJ Talent, resident DJ Manny from 33 Group
Dan Lyle, United World Sports executive vice president
Clark County School District (CCSD) students, Adopt-A-Country essay contest winners

                               

When:                  Thursday, Jan. 23
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
**Parade starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.**

Where:               
Fremont Street Experience

The Parade of Nations will run from Casino Center Blvd. to the Third Street Stage.

 

Details:  USA Sevens cheerleaders will put on a special performance on the Third Street Stage as the 16 competing teams embark on their route down the Fremont Street Experience starting at Casino Center Blvd.  An electrifying atmosphere will be created as DJ Manny spins beats and cheerleaders toss USA Sevens merchandise into the crowd. There will be a photo opportunity with each team in front of their national flag at the First Street intersection before joining the Parade of Nations. Each team will be led by a student from the school that represented their country as part of the CCSD and USA Sevens Adopt-A-Country program.

Emcee Chet Buchanan will introduce each team as they arrive at the Third Street Stage and pose on stage for a full team photo. Once all teams have been introduced, United World Sports Executive Vice President Dan Lyle will honor student winners of the CCSD Adopt-A-Country Essay and T-shirt contests. Lyle will then welcome all fans and officially open the competition for the 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament.

Following the ceremonies, USA Sevens will host the Official Block Party from 7:15 to 9 p.m. for fans eager to continue celebrating the start of the tournament. Following the Parade of Nations, Zowie Bowie will put on a special performance on the Third Street Stage from 9:10 p.m. to midnight. In addition, LVCS and Hennessy’s will host concerts featuring Baba B, Bonafide and Barry Black.

 

Fremont Street Experience:

Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions.  Fremont Street Experience features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows. Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors.  Visit www.vegasexperience.com for more information.

 

About United World Sports:

The newly formed United World Sports (UWS) LLC hosts a dynamic line up of emerging sports properties and has quickly become the leader at delivering premier international sports properties to U.S. audiences. UWS’ flagship property is the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament held annually in Las Vegas. This exciting 16-nation, three-day tournament has become the largest attended rugby event in North America with more than 70,000 fans coming to Sam Boyd Stadium. Broadcast live on NBC Sports the tournament serves as the only U.S. stop on a nine-city world tour and reaches more than 350 million television households worldwide. Additional UWS properties include the Las Vegas Invitational, America’s Rugby Seven’s Cup, the College Rugby Championship (CRC), the Varsity Cup and the Pro Soccer Challenge.

 

About USA Sevens Rugby:

The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fourth event out of nine in the 2013-2014 HSBC Sevens World Series. USA Sevens is the only North American stop in this year’s series. Fans in attendance will see 16 international rugby sevens teams compete to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings during 45 matches throughout the three-day tournament. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on Facebook (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival) and Twitter (@USASevensRugby).

 

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven minute halves with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.

LVH Hosts 5th Annual Toys For Tots Benefit Concert December 14

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LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO HOSTS
5TH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS EVENT

The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is proud to announce it will once again host a benefit concert for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, sponsored by Cadillac of Las Vegas on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

 

The event will be hosted this year by popular Las Vegas entertainer, Clint Holmes, along with his wife, Kelly Clinton-Holmes.  Chris Phillips and violinist, Lydia Ansel, of Zowie Bowie will also be co-hosting the festivities.  The theme of this year’s event is “Las Vegas Loves The Beatles” and features the entertainers performing their favorite Beatles songs, as well as their favorite holiday songs.

 

David Perrico returns as the Musical Director this year, along with his 12-piece band and featured singers, Naomi Mauro and Laura Shaffer.  Scheduled to perform are Las Vegas legends, Pia Zadora, comedian Steve Rossi, star of stage and screen, Adrian Zmed, the duets of Ben Stone and Jasmine Trias and Jason and Janea Ebs, and the rhythm & blues of Skye D. Miles.  Also scheduled to appear are: Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Trent Carlini, Paul Shortino, Rob Garrett, and Michelle Johnson and the Desert Angels Children’s Choir.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.  This concert’s proceeds will go to the Toys for Tots Program.

 

Tickets to this benefit concert are $20 and can be purchased at the LVH Box Office.  The show is at 7 p.m. in the LVH Showroom at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino located at 3000 Paradise Road.  The celebrity red carpet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the doors will open at 6 p.m.

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Inaugural Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant at The New Tropicana Las Vegas October 12

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Inaugural Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant Celebrates Beauty, Talent and
Rich Ethnic Diversity at The New Tropicana Las Vegas Saturday, October 12

WHAT: A showcase of beauty, confidence and cultural appreciation, the first Miss Asian Las Vegas pageant will be held October 12 at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. With the ultimate goal of empowering young women, the event provides a platform to build leadership, friendship, community, etiquette and talent within the Asian American community in Las Vegas. Pageant contestants showcase their talents through various pageant sections including interviews, swimwear, ethnic costumes and evening gowns. The winner of the Miss Asian Las Vegas pageant will go on to compete in the 2014 Miss Asian America pageant, the longest running Asian American pageant in the United States.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12
Show begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE: The New Tropicana Las Vegas
3801 S. Las Vegas BLVD., Las Vegas, NV 89109

RED CARPET
ATTENDEES:

  •  Annie Chang, founder of Miss Asian Las Vegas
  •  Hector Bustamante, emcee and American-Colombian actor
  •  Patranya Bhoolsuwan, emcee and Emmy Award-winning reporter
  •  Ransford Doherty, award-winning actor known for his roles in Major Crimes, The Closer, Body of Proof and The Office
  •  Lyle Fong, founder of Lithium Technologies
  •  Patrick Lee, co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes
  •  Tammy Shaw, owner of Las Vegas Woman Magazine
  •  Evan Louie, owner of Kona Ice Las Vegas
  •  Joey Galon, designer
  •  Jade Kelsall, Miss Nevada USA 2012
  •  Louise Wu, Miss Asian America 2007-2008
  •  Buachampoo Sai Varee, Miss Asian America 2004-2005
  • Ricardo Laguna, BMX World Pro, MTV personality and presenter
  • Heather Marianna, Actress and owner of Beauty Kitchen
  • Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel, Zowie Bowie
  • Maren Wade, Vegas! The Show
  • Tara Tambunting, Miss Universal Dream

FOLLOW: @MsAsianVegas
#MsAsianLV2013

ADMISSION: A variety of reserved seating is available for $100, $50 and $25; to purchase tickets visit TropLV.com or call 800.829.9034.

MORE INFO: MissAsianLasVegas.com

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Showbiz Roast of Oscar Goodman Tuesday, July 23

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Announcing the Showbiz Roast of Oscar Goodman on July 23

Stratosphere Theater hosts the second in a series of planned Showbiz Roasts 

 

Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE) presents the Showbiz Roast of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, bringing the show business community of Las Vegas together to experience camaraderie rarely enjoyed since the golden era of the Rat Pack.

50% of net proceeds from the roast will be donated to benefit The Miracle League of Las Vegas, a non-profit organization that offers children with cognitive and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball.

Oscar Goodman served three terms as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1999 to 2011 and has been referred to by many the city’s “most popular mayor”.  His wife, Carolyn Goodman, currently serves as mayor of Las Vegas.  Before being elected into office, Goodman was a defense attorney representing defendants accused of being organized crime figures. Goodman currently serves as an ambassador for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 2

TIME:  Roast begins at approximately 10:45 p.m., after party immediately follows the show at Stratosphere’s Level 107 Lounge.

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

WHO: Lead by “Roastmaster” Murray Sawchuck, also featuring the Lon Bronson ten-piece band, local celebrities and celebrity groups including Steve Rossi, Mac King, Chef Carla Pellegrino, Clint Holmes, The Amazing Jonathan, Zowie Bowie, Heidi Harris (790 Talk Now), Lola The Showgirl (aka Penny Wiggins), Chet Buchanan (98.5 KLUC), The Phat Pack, Norm Clarke, Michael “Wheels” Parise and Pia Zadora will take to the stage to celebrate, tease and lovingly poke fun at Oscar Goodman and their fellow Roasters.  There will be musical roasts backed by a live 10 piece band, surprise guests and an on-stage bar will fuel the ferocity providing hysterical fun, all with a tongue in cheek affection for the former mayor.  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 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, the original production show PIN UP™ and David Perrico – Pop Evolution.  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).

Announcing the Showbiz Roast of Zowie Bowie Chris Phillips

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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).

Fremont Street Experience Welcomes Race Fans with 10th Annual RaceJam 2013

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Fremont Street Experience Welcomes Race Fans
with 10th Annual RaceJam 2013

Celebrate NASCAR weekend with four days of free entertainment

Fremont Street Experience welcomes race fans during NASCAR weekend with the 10th Annual RaceJam 2013. Beginning Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. and running through Sunday, March 10, the extended weekend party will be rockin’ with four days of free entertainment.

Headlining the weekend is a 9 p.m. Saturday concert by KIX, a popular glam and pop metal band founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Md. KIX is most recognized for their songs “Girl Money,” “Cold Blood,” “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” “Midnight Dynamite” and “Blow My Fuse” which reached #13 on Billboard’s “Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.” KIX broke up in 1995 but continued playing together around their hometown a few times a year. Then in the summer of 2008 KIX performed outside their home area for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the United States; Rocklahoma in Pryor, Okla. and Rock the Bayou in Houston, Texas. Many music websites and attendees hailed KIX as “Best Performance” at both festivals. These were massive rock festival where KIX played alongside acts such as Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queensrÿche, Ratt, Warrant and more.

Since then KIX has been performing more and more shows at festivals, casinos and biker rally’s across the country impressing promoters with their top notch performances and cult following of fans who seem to turn up in big numbers to see them play.

Throughout the weekend live performances will also be featured by Southern Stue paying tribute to southern rock; AC/DC tribute band Bonfire; country cover band Fairchild; The Jay Bolan Band bringing the best of classic rock to the stage; Ryan Whyte Maloney Band playing Honkytonk to new Rockin Country and country singer Sam Riddle.

All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located at Carson and 4th Street. RaceJam is sponsored in part by Crown Royal and Captain Morgan. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Mar. 7
· 5-8 p.m. – Yellow Brick Road – 1st Street Stage
· 9 p.m.-midnight – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Bonfire – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Ashley Red – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Southern Stue – Main Street Stage
· 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

Friday, Mar. 8
· 5-8 p.m. – American Cream – 1st Street Stage
· 9 p.m.-midnight – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Bonfire – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Monroy – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Southern Stue – Main Street Stage
· 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

Saturday, Mar. 9
· 5-8:45 p.m. – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 9-10:30 p.m. – KIX (Headliner Concert) – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Fairchild – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Zowie Bowie – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Ryan Whyte Maloney Band – Main Street Stage
· 10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

Sunday, Mar. 10
· 5-8 p.m. – Venus Rising – 1st Street Stage
· 9 p.m.-midnight – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Sam Riddle – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Impulse – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Southern Stue – Main Street Stage
· 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School

Las Vegas entertainers come together to raise money for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims

Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m.

Brody Dolyniuk, former Las Vegas resident and entertainer, in conjunction with The Maddux Foundation and Station Casinos, are proud to host Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday, Jan. 6 at The Railhead inside Boulder Station from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Featuring a host of local bands, Las Vegas headliners and solo artists, all proceeds from the event will be channeled via The (Greg & Kathy) Maddux Foundation and directed into an existing account set up in Newtown, CT by the United Way. The concert will feature performances by Beatles tribute The Fab, Lon Bronson All-Star Band, Rick Duarte of Strung Out Sessions, Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot and Rough Cut, Bella Electric Strings, Zowie Bowie, Elisa Furr of iCandy, The Las Vegas Tenors, Lorena Peril of Fantasy, Michelle Johnson of The Platters, Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat and the Sin City Sinners, Michael Cavanaugh from Broadway’s “Movin’ Out,” Yellow Brick Road and Zeppelin USA, among others.

Admission is a minimum donation of $10 at the door. Further donations will be accepted inside the showroom or via the United Way’s website at https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/. Guests under 21 years must be accompanied by an adult.

About Station Casinos entertainment
Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, a 200-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station and Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.