Judy Thorburn's Vegas Happenings

Jarrett & Raja open at the Stratosphere Hotel and Tower - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

 

Jarrett & Raja Music & Magic Opens at The Stratosphere

Just a few months after closing shop at Hooters Hotel & Casino, internationally acclaimed magic and music duo, Jarrett & Raja, who have appeared on Shark Tank, America's Got Talent and Masters of Illusion, celebrated the Grand Opening of their afternoon show Magic Vs. Music at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino on Thursday, October 16...


Stars Fill the Stage as Vegas Cares Raises More Than $100,000 to Honor Those Affected by the OCT. 1 Tragedy

More than two dozen Las Vegas entertainers filled the stage on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Vegas Cares benefit at The Venetian® Las Vegas to honor the victims and first responders of the tragic events of Oct. 1...


Hakkasan Group hosted Benefit Concert at OMNIA Nightclub for Las Vegas Victims Fund

In response to the tragic events that took place on October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Hakkasan Group hosted a Benefit Concert at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The event brought locals, partygoers, and artists together for an eventful evening to raise funds for those affected...


Britney Spears joined president and CEO of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Jeff Gordon, in celebration of the grand opening of the organization’s new Britney Spears Campus Ribbon Cutting - Photo credit: Sonia Miller

 

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening of New Britney Spears Campus

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the organization’s new Britney Spears Campus, located at 3711 E. Sunset Rd. in Henderson, with major donor and international Icon and performer, Britney Spears on Saturday, Nov. 4...


Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Breaks Ground on New Library in East Las Vegas

On Thursday, November 2, The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) broke ground for a new library in East Las Vegas anticipated to open in spring 2019...


Excalibur Hotel & Casino Launches “Ultimate 4-D Experience®” Attraction

The much-anticipated Ultimate 4-D Experience made its debut at Excalibur Hotel& Casino's Fun Dungeon entertainment portfolio on November 2...


Jeff, Melody, and Emma Leibow - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

 

Entertainers Come Together for 7th Annual NF Hope Concert, a Benefit for Neurofibromatosis

Former star of Jersey Boys, Jeff Leibow once again gathered some of the best performers in Las Vegas in support of a very worthy cause, to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Neurofibromatosis (NF) for the 7th annual “NF Hope Concert” , on Sunday afternoon October 22 in the Palazzo Theatre at Palazzo Las Vegas...


Fantasy Celebrates 18th Anniversary and 2018 Calendar Launch

Fantasy, the longest running Las Vegas topless revue to remain in one location, celebrated its 18th anniversary on the Strip and launch of their 2018 calendar on Tuesday night, October 24 a the Luxor Hotel & Casino...


Harrah’s Las Vegas Hosted 80th Anniversary Party with Headlining Band Asia and Flair Bartending Contest

Guests at Harrah’s Las Vegas had a blast from the past during the Harrah’s 80th anniversary party at Carnaval Court on Saturday, Oct. 21...


6th annual Downtown Brew Festival at Clark County Amphitheater

Las Vegas-based beer festival production company, Motley Brews, hosted a sell-out crowd of beer enthusiasts with the sixth annual Downtown Brew Festival at Clark County Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 21...


Multi Purpose Special Events Center, Enclave, Celebrates Grand Opening

Enclave, a groundbreaking three-story 75,000-square-foot multi-purpose special events venue with a 5,000-square-foot, panoramic rooftop deck, celebrated its grand opening Thursday night, October 19...


‘Battle of the Bras’ Fashion Show Raises Over $106,000 for the American Cancer Society to Benefit Las Vegas Community

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts raised $106,746 to benefit the American Cancer Society through the eighth annual “Battle of the Bras” fashion show hosted at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Oct. 18...


World of Wonder cast - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

 

Water Themed Spectacular “WOW” Debuts at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino

“WOW” is what we say to describe something that takes our breath away. In this case, the letters are also short for World of Wonder, the internationally-acclaimed, family friendly, water spectacular, that made its North American debut at the Rio Showroom (formerly the Crown Theatre) at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Saturday night October 7, with the intention of “Wow”ing everyone in the audience...


Linda Suzanne Performs Concert Honoring Legendary Pop Divas to Benefit Two Charities

Singer Linda Suzanne, who began her career as a teen opening for such legends as Rosemary Clooney, The Righteous Brothers, Joni Mitchell and Leon Russell and has toured with major stars including Jose Feliciano, recorded several albums, entertained audiences nationwide, debuted her new show “Linda Suzanne Sings Legendary Divas of Pop” on Sunday, October 15 in the main theatre showroom at The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa...


Style With A Cause flower wall - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

 

 

Fifth Annual "Style With A Cause" Raises Funds to Benefit Communities in Schools of Nevada

More than 200 fashion-forward guests filled Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin on Wednesday evening, September 27, for the fifth annual "style with a cause," benefitting Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada) to help increase student graduation rates and prepare students for college...


Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Celebrates Grand Opening at the Palazzo Las Vegas

The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, celebrated its official grand opening at The Palazzo® Las Vegas  Wednesday night, September 27...


Burgerim Brings New Burger Concept to Las Vegas

Burgerim, a new gourmet burger-and-fry eatery, serving “always more than one” , made its debut in Las Vegas on Friday evening, September 29, at 9635 Bermuda Road and East Silverado Blvd...


Samsung Galaxy Studio Launches at Caesars Palace

Samsung Galaxy Studio launched its Grand Opening in Las Vegas on Thursday September 28 at Caesars Palace. The event was hosted by singer and BGCA brand ambassador Kelly Rowland, and featured a live musical performance by electronic producer/DJ and BGCA supporter Marshmello...

 


Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils New Dazzling Autumn Display - Photo courtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

 

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils New Dazzling Autumn Display

Embracing the vibrant sights of the season, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has unveiled its new autumn display, open through November 25, inviting guests to wander through the enchanting landscapes featuring exotic peacocks and mystical creatures...


Former NBA player Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams teams up with Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities For Specialized Clinic

The Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities at Touro University Nevada teamed up with former NBA player Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams on Sunday, Sept. 10, to host a free basketball clinic for local children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities...


Bartenders compete in Bartender Legends, Tequila Herradura's second national cocktail competition

On Monday, September 18, regional bartenders competed in the 2017 Bartender Legends at Omnia Nightclub, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, sponsored by Tequila Herradura...


Imagine Dragons - Photo credit: Bryan Steffy

 

Imagine Dragons’ Nonprofit Organization Raises $1 Million for Pediatric Cancer at 4th Annual Believer Gala

Friday evening, August 25, the 4th annual Believer Gala, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience created to raise funds for The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit organization, raised a record $1 million in support of families with pediatric cancer diagnoses...


Aid for AIDS of Nevada Celebrates 31st Annual Black & White Party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

More than 2,500 guests dressed for a cause at Aid for AIDS of Nevada's (AFAN) 31st annual Black & White Party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on August 21. The event raised more than $130,000 to benefit AFAN's advocacy for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS...


Local Las Vegas Performers Judge Media Pizza Making Competition for Charity

TREVI Italian Restaurant, located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars, hosted its third annual media pizza making competition, featuring local media personalities competing for charity on Wednesday, Aug. 16...


Las Vegas Market Raises Record $15,735 for Gift For Life

Las Vegas Market announced on August 17 that its seventh annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser netted a record-breaking $15,735 to benefit Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ sole charitable organization...


Greg Stevens, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Bob Coffin, Michele Fiore, Derek Stevens, and Ricki Y. Barlow - Photo credit Tom Donoghue Photography

 

Local Dignitaries On Hand at the Unveiling of Golden Gate Hotel & Casino's Grand Expansion

Las Vegas’ original hotel, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino officially unveiled its new casino expansion during a champagne-filled ceremony on Friday morning, September 1...


"Fear the Walking Dead Survival" Celebrates Grand Opening at Fremont Street Experience

The highly anticipated zombie-themed attraction, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival” celebrated its grand opening at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas with a multi-sensory extravaganza...


Mat Franco Presents The Animal Foundation with Magic Reinvented Nightly's Second Anniversary Supply Drive Donations - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg

 

Mat Franco Presents The Animal Foundation with Donations from Second Annual Magic Reinvented Nightly Pet Supply Drive

Magician Mat Franco presented The Animal Foundation with a donation of more than $6,500 in much-needed animal care supplies and Petcogift cards on Tuesday, September 12 to benefit the nearly 21,000 animals that are cared for by the organization annually...


Cirque's Alexis Bros. Opens Absolute Balance Studio

Cirque’s Alexis Brothers celebrated the Grand Opening of the first Absolute Balance Studio on Thursday evening, September 8. Located on 6115 South Ft. Apache on the corner of Patrick Lane, the studio offers hand balancing, aerial and power yoga, pilates, and contortion all taught by the Cirque acrobats...


Magical Memories DISNEY Fine Art Gallery - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

 

Grand Opening Celebration for New Magical Memories DISNEY Fine Art Gallery Inside The Forum Shops

Magical Memories, an art gallery featuring Disney fine art at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, kicked off its official four day Grand Opening celebration on the afternoon of Thursday August 10 with a special preview for members of the media who were invited to tour the gallery, check out its amazing artwork, and meet with the gallery design team and staff...


“SHARKNADO 5: Global Swarming” Premiers at the LINQ Hotel & Casino

Celebrities and fans swarmed at the star-studded premiere of “SHARKNADO 5: Global Swarming” at the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Sunday, August 6...


Keep Memory Alive Hosted Annual Summer Social And Rodeo At Shakespeare Ranch to benefit Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Keep Memory Alive hosted the annual Summer Social And Rodeo At Shakespeare Ranch on the weekend of July 28 and 29. The 2 day philanthropic event featured Western-style fun to raise funds for neurological disorder and included a professional rodeo event and evening with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and Motown classic group The Commodores that benefitted Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health...


Robert Irvine's helicopter entrance spectacular - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

 

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine Opens First Las Vegas Restaurant, Robert Irvine's Public House Inside the Tropicana Las Vegas

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine officially opened his highly anticipated restaurant Robert Irvine’s Public House inside Tropicana La Vegas on Thursday, July 27...


Circus 1903 Celebrates Momentous Opening Night at Paris Las Vegas

Tuesday night July 25, the dynamic cast and crew of Las Vegas’ newest stage production, Circus 1903 celebrated their opening night performance at Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas...


The Golden Tiki Celebrates 2 Year “Terrible Twos” Anniversary

The Golden Tiki, located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, celebrated its second anniversary on July 23 with the debut of Monti Rock III and Claire Sinclair’s shrunken heads...


Grand Illusionist David Goldrake Premieres “Imaginarium” at the Tropicana Las Vegas

Luxembourg’s award-winning illusionist David Goldrake's held the Grand Opening of his new production 'IMAGINARIUM' at the Tropicana Las Vegas Theater on Thursday evening, July 20...


Henderson Mayor Debra March at the opening of Shake Shack - Photo courtesy of Shake Shack

 

Shake Shack brings fourth Southern Nevada location to Henderson

Shake Shack opened its fourth Southern Nevada location and its first in Henderson, on Wednesday, July 12th at 2225 Village Walk Drive in The District at Green Valley Ranch, the finely curated shopping, dining and entertainment destination...


Magician Mat Franco Unveils Namesake Theater Marquee at The LINQ Hotel & Casino

Magician Mat Franco was honored on July 10 with the unveiling of his new namesake marquee, Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, which was renamed by the center-Strip resort in celebration of his continued career success...


Murray with his Youtube Award - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg

 

Magician Murray Celebrates his 100,000 You Tube Subscribers

Magician Murray Sawchuck has garnered legions of fans from around the country who have seen him on numerous TV shows including America's Got Talent, as a recurring act on CW's Masters of Illusion, as a magic expert on the History Channel's Pawn Stars, and as a Las Vegas headliner, presently starring in his afternoon show at Planet Hollywood...


Victor Drai Receives Key to the Las Vegas Strip in Honor of 20th Anniversary of Drai's After Hours

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the legendary Drais After Hours, friends, family and invited guests gathered at Drai’s Beachclub-Nightclub atop The Cromwell on June 25,to congratulate celebrated nightlife entrepreneur Victor Drai as he received the Key to the Las Vegas Strip and was presented with a county proclamation declaring June 25 “Drai’s Day” in Las Vegas...


Photo courtesy of the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Celebrates Summer With its First Italian-Inspired Display

In celebration of Summer, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has transformed into the picturesque island of Capri, Italy. On view now through September 9, the Italian-inspired display, abounding with lemons and Cypress trees, takes visitors on a delightful journey through scenic grounds rich in botanical wonder, calming water features and vibrant colored villas, reminiscent of the charming island...


Clark County Awards Insomniac Founder and CEO, Pasquale Rotella, With Key to the Strip In Celebration of EDC Week 2017

On Wednesday, June 14, at the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, celebrated the 21st anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) by awarding Insomniac CEO and Founder, Pasquale Rotella, with the key to the Las Vegas Strip...


Kendra Wilkinson and Jai Rodriguez - Photo courtesy Paris Las Vegas

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Celebrates Red Carpet Premiere at Paris Las Vegas

Kendra Wilkinson and Jai Rodriguez celebrated the Las Vegas premiere of "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" at Paris Las Vegas, Thursday, June 8...


South Beach Resort Hosts Grand Opening Event and Raises Money for Boys’ Town

South Beach Resort, located at 8920 W. Russell Rd. just east of the I-215 Beltway, celebrated its grand opening with a fundraiser for the 100th anniversary of Boys’ Town, on Friday, June 9...


Vegas Vickie Bids Farewell to Fremont Street Experience to make way for New Resort-Casino Project

Tuesday morning, June 13, Vegas Vickie – the iconic kicking cowgirl neon sign who welcomed guests from near and far to the world-famous Fremont Street Experience – was lowered from her perch overlooking Downtown Las Vegas...


Insomniac’s Third Annual EDC Week Charity Auction and First Ever Surreal Sweepstakes Raises Record Breaking $162,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Insomniac, the production company behind North America’s largest three-day dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, partnered with eBay for Charity and Surreal to give back to the communities of Southern Nevada with the third annual EDC Week Charity Auction and first-ever EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes...


Gordie Brown - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Gordie Brown Live at Planet Hollywood

Canadian born entertainer Gordie Brown is a man of many, many voices. Not that I counted, but the comedy impressionist probably has at least 100 vocal impressions in his ever growing repertoire of famous voices...


Opportunity Village clients Showcase Their Talents at 7th annual OVation Spring Performing Arts Concert

On Thursday, May 25, Opportunity Village clients performed in front of a packed audience at its 7th Annual Spring Performing Arts Concert, OVation, at the Opportunity Village Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus...


Character and Entertainment Brands Highlighted at Licensing Expo 2017

The 2017 Licensing Expo took place May 23-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  Produced by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA), the annual trade show, which was launched in 1980, and is the longest running licensing trade show, brings together the largest audience of brand owners, licensees and retailers in the world from more than 67 countries...


Tiger Woods Foundation Marks 19th Annual Tiger Jam with Sold Out Crowd

The Tiger Woods Foundation returned to Las Vegas for the 19th annual Tiger Jam at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. All proceeds from the sold-out, two-day charity event will help the Tiger Woods Foundation equip underserved students with the ability to exceed any and all expectations...


Clint Holmes - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Clint Holmes Launches New Residency at Golden Nugget

Singer and consummate entertainer Clint Holmes kicked off the first night of his limited residency inside the Golden Nugget Showroom on May 9.  It was a cause for celebration for several reasons...


SEXXY Celebrates 500th Performance

Choreographer/dancer Jennifer Romas celebrated two years and 500 performances of her show SEXXY at Westgate Resort Casino on May 8.  It was a milestone for the hard working producer/creator/of the high energy production...


X Burlesque celebrates "Diamond Anniversary" in Las Vegas

X Burlesque, the most provocative show on the Las Vegas Strip, celebrated its 15 year, Diamond Anniversary in Las Vegas, with the addition of sensual new dance numbers at Flamingo Las Vegas...


Hakkasan Group Hosts First Ever Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Keep Memory Alive

Hakkasan Group hosted its first ever Charity Golf Tournament at the Spanish Trails Golf Course on Monday, May 22.  As an extension of the renowned hospitality group’s Hakkasan Gives Back initiatives, the company partnered with the Keep Memory Alive Organization supporting the mission of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and raised $50,000 for the local organization...


Neiman Marcus and Monique Lhuillier present Fashion for Three Square with Three Square Food Bank

The Bag Childhood Hunger campaign culminated Saturday night, May 13, with “Fashion for Three Square,” a special event that featured a Fall 2017 Monique Lhuillier fashion show, presented by Neiman Marcus, along with food catered by chefs from top restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley, including Rick Moonen, Shawn McClain, Artisanal Foods, Andiron Steak & Sea, Nobu and Wolfgang Puck Group...


World's Greatest Rock Show - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The Worlds Greatest Rock Show Opens at The Stratosphere

With the title, The World's Greatest Rock Show, the latest production to open at the Stratosphere sure has a lot to live up to. The show features several of Las Vegas' most talented tribute artists that celebrate some of the most beloved classic rock bands in history...


Stars Unite to Honor Ronald O. Perelman at Keep Memory Alive's 21st Annual Power of Love Gala

Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry joined Keep Memory Alive on Thursday, April 27, 2017, to honor remarkable philanthropist and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, Ronald O. Perelman, at Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love ® gala inside MGM Grand Garden Arena...


JOURNEY Honored with Memorabilia Case Dedication and Begins New Residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

After a wildly successful, sold-out run in 2015, legendary rock band, JOURNEY, launched its second, nine-show residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, May 3...


Michael Airington as Paul Lynde - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The Paul Lynde Show Opens at Bally's

Although comedian and actor Paul Lynde passed away 35 years ago at the age of 82, his persona is cleverly and brilliantly brought back to life in The Paul Lynde Show, which recently opened inside Windows Showroom at Bally's...


AIDS Walk Las Vegas Raises Nearly $300,000 and Draws More Than 5,500 Supporters

More than 5,500 walkers, family, friends, and pets gathered into Town Square Las Vegas on Sunday, April 23,  in support of Aid for AIDS of Nevada's (AFAN) 27th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas, raising more than $300,000 to benefit those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS...


Nevada Champions Crowned at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

Champions were crowned on Saturday, April 22 at New York-New York Hotel & Casino  in the 20th annual qualifying competition for the 101st Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY...


Life Time Athletic Green Valley's "Ride for a Reason" raises over $62,000 for St. Jude

Life Time Athletic Green Valley hosted its annual cycling fundraiser, “Ride for a Reason,” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  and the Life Time Foundation on Saturday, April 22...


Chef Wolfgang Puck Receives "Philanthropist of the Year" Award from The Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation

Chef Wolfgang Puck was honored with the prestigious “Philanthropist of the Year” award during The 17th Annual Governor’s Black Tie Reception, Thursday, April 20, at Southern Highlands Golf Club...


Jarrett & Raja Magician vs Maestro - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Jarrett & Raja Open their new show Magician vs Maestro at Hooters Hotel & Casino

You've seen them on America's Got Talent, Masters of Illusion and Shark Tank. Now the talented music and magic duo of Jarrett & Raja, have opened their own brand new residency show, Magician vs, Maestro, in a showroom built just for them at Hooters Hotel & Casino...


Jessica Chastain accepts Female Star of the Year award at 2017 CinemaCon - Photo credit: Judy Thorburn

Stars and Filmmakers Honored at CinemaCon 2017

Caesars Palace hosted CinemaCon 2017, the official convention of NATO (National Theater Owners Convention) from Monday, March 27 through Thursday, March 30...


W Las Vegas Holds VIP Grand Opening Event

After a soft opening on December 16, 2016, W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, held its official Grand Opening of W Las Vegas, on Friday evening, March 31, 2017 with a private party for invited VIP guests...


The late Vincent Falcone

Las Vegas Music Legend Vincent Falcone Passes Away

I am saddened to report the passing of Las Vegas music legend, pianist, and former longtime musical director for Frank Sinatra, Vince Falcone. Surrounded by family and loved ones, he died peacefully at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in California on Friday night, March 24, after losing his battle with brain cancer. He was 78. In his extensive music career, Falcone also worked with such entertainment greats as Tony Bennett, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Jack Jones, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, and the list goes on. Most recently, Falcone was music director for Bob Anderson's Frank, The Man, The Music at the Palazzo Theater in Las Vegas, which closed in November, 2015. Beloved and respected by everyone in the music business, he will be missed. Our sincere condolences goes out to his family.

Sapphire Comedy Hour Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

Sapphire Comedy Hour, located inside Sapphire, The World's Largest Gentlemen's Club, celebrated its 5 year anniversary on Saturday evening, March 18.  The evening included a special show where the audience were given  a "trip down memory lane" and relived some of the greatest comedians of the past...


Dancing with the Stars professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani - Photo credit: Edison Graff/Stardust Fallout Media

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani Celebrate Opening of “Dance With Me” Studio at Tivoli Village

Dancing with the Stars professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani celebrated the Grand Opening of their newest dance school, the first in Nevada, on March 9...


New York-New York Hotel & Casino Raises More Than $250,000 for Childhood Cancer Research at St. Baldrick’s Day Head-Shaving Event

A record-breaking amount of more than $250,000  was raised to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation during New York New York Hotel & Casino's 8th annual head-shaving event on Saturday, March 11...


14th Annual UNLV College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame Honors Lance Burton, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Willie Harris

The 14th annual College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame celebration at UNLV honored master magician Lance Burton, actor and director Matthew Gray Gubler, and legendary stuntman Willie Harris during a cocktail reception, dinner, and ceremony, hosted by the new Dean of UNLV College of Fine Arts , Nancy J. Uscher, on Tuesday night, March 7, in the Student Union ballroom...


Axe Monkeys Opens in Las Vegas

Long-time Strip headliner, hypnotist Anthony Cools celebrated the grand opening of his new business Axe Monkeys, one of the first and largest indoor axe throwing facilities to open in the United States, on Wednesday, March 8...


Soft Surroundings Opens First store in Nevada  at The District at Green Valley Ranch

Soft Surroundings, a leading luxury lifestyle brand for busy women of all ages, opened its first Nevada location at The District at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson on Friday, March 10...


Bellagio’s Conservatory Debuts Japanese-Inspired Spring Display

The Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has revealed its spring display celebrating Japan’s rich and vibrant culture, featuring traditional elements reimagined in a fresh way, taking visitors on a stunning journey of the senses...

Legends in Concert - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Legends In Concert Celebrates All-New 34th Season at Flamingo Las Vegas

Legends in Concert is celebrating its 34th year of performing on the Las Vegas strip.  It is the longest running production in Las Vegas and stars tribute artists performing live as some of the of the world’s most famous and influential icons that died way too soon, such as Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley...


One Night for One Drop Draws a Star-Studded Turnout at Fifth Annual Philanthropy Event

Some of the biggest names in entertainment came together on Friday, March 3 inside the Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino to support the fifth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil®, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide...


Rí Rá Las Vegas Raises More Than $8,000 During Its Annual  St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

Ri Ra La Vegas held its annual St. Baldrick’s shaving event on Saturday, March 5, in an effort to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to treating and finding a cure for childhood cancers. This year, Rí Rá broke its record, raising more than $8,000 for the organization...

Escapology - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Escapology Celebrates Opening In Las Vegas

Escapology held a grand opening of its first Las Venue venue located on 2797 S. Maryland Parkway, on the afternoon of February 21. Among the invited guests  and attendees were several Las Vegas dignitaries including representatives from the Clark County Commissioners Office, the City of Las Vegas and the Chamber of Commerce, who partook in the ceremonial ribbon cutting at 3:30 pm...


Celebrity Impersonators and Tribute Artists From Around The World Gather For The Reel Awards & Tribute Artists Convention

The 23rd Production of The Reel Awards, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards, featuring celebrity impersonators & tribute Artists from around the world, took place on Monday evening, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, in downtown Las Vegas...


Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada Celebrates Opening The Wishing Place On Allegiant Campus In Summerlin

On Friday morning, February 10, Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada, the nonprofit organization that grants magical wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses to empower them with hope and joy, celebrated the official dedication and opening of its own magical wish:  nearly 7,000 square feet of office space generously donated to the nonprofit by Allegiant...


The Animal Foundation Celebrates the Grand Re-Opening of PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption inside PetSmart Henderson

The Animal Foundation, in partnership with PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, celebrated the grand re-opening of its PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center located at 286 West Lake Mead Parkway, on the morning of Feb. 17...

Fashion show of Neiman Marcus spring trends - Photo credit: Gene Boothe

House of DIFFA Las Vegas Hosted Exclusive Preview at Neiman Marcus Spring Fashion Show  To Benefit HIV/AIDS Nonprofits

DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Las Vegas, a local chapter of the national DIFFA organization, hosted an exclusive preview of its December show, in partnership with Neiman Marcus, at Fashion Show Mall, Thursday night, February 9...


Cody Fredrickson and Gary Schneck Create Best Tequila Cocktails in Vegas

Regional bartenders tested their luck to compete in the 2017 Road to the Hacienda Challenge, sponsored by Tequila Herradura, on February 3, where Cody Fredrickson and Gary Schneck’s original tequila cocktail recipes were named the best in Las Vegas...

February 20, 1951 - January 30, 2017 - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Hundreds Gather at Celebration of Life for Tony Sacca

Hundreds of friends, fans, VIPs, and numerous celebrities gathered together on Monday afternoon, February 6 inside the main showroom at the Stratosphere for a Celebration of Life for beloved, longtime Las Vegas entertainer/TV show host/ producer, Tony Sacca who passed away Monday night, January 31, at a local hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. His longtime love and partner, chef Josette LeBlond was at his side...


World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales Trot Down Las Vegas Blvd to Kick Off Big Game Festivities at Beer Park

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Strip’s first rooftop bar and grill, kicked off Big Game festivities with the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales, Sunday morning, February 5...

TENORS OF ROCK - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Tenors of Rock Celebrates Opening Night with an Electrifying Performance at Harrah’s Las Vegas

TENORS OF ROCK, made up five vocal sensations from the U.K., each with a background in musical theater, celebrated the opening night performance of their first-ever resident production in the Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas on Thursday night, January 19...


Health Binge Celebrated Grand Opening of its First Retail Location

Health Binge celebrated the opening of its first retail location in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 23...


XCYCLE Las Vegas Hosted Charity Ride to Benefit to Nevada Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA)

XCYCLE Las Vegas , the top destination for indoor cycling,  hosted its first Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) charity ride to benefit the organization on Saturday, Jan. 21...

John Walsh and Bryan Cranston - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The Bellagio Hosts 20th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and Fundraiser for National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Canon U.S. A. celebrated 20 years of support for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with a special Red Carpet Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and Fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for child safety, at the Bellagio Hotel on Friday, January 6...


'Celebrity Magician' Murray Sawchuck's 4th Annual Magic Variety Show Benefits Friends For Life Humane Society and Rockin' 4 Rescues

Celebrity Magician Murray Sawchuck teamed up with Rockin' 4 Rescues to stage his 4th Annual Magic Variety Show for Friends For Life Humane Society at the Starbright Theatre in Summerlin on December 21...


GracedByGrit Hosts Gritty Girls' Weekend of Sports and Empowerment

GRACEDBYGRIT, a high-performance women’s athletic apparel company in Tivoli Village, hosted a weekend of sports and empowerment during its “Gritty Girls’ Weekend” last Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th. The high-energy weekend featured events and speakers designed to inspire young girls and teens to be confident, “gritty” girls...

From left to right: Veronica Atkins, Special Events Manager at Opportunity Village; Paul McGuire, Chief Marketing Officer for Fremont Street Experience. Fremont Street Experience presents a check for $17,636 to Opportunity Village. The proceeds were raised from SlotZilla revenue on Dec. 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Photo courtesy of Scott Roeben of Fremont Street Experience.

Fremont Street Experience Presents Opportunity Village With a Check for $17,636 Raised at SlotZilla Charity Challenge

Fremont Street Experience hosted a SlotZilla Charity Challenge to benefit Opportunity Village following the 12th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, December 3. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 100% of SlotZilla revenue from flights on the lower Zipline and upper Zoomline went to Opportunity Village...


Kevin Lepine Celebrated One Year Anniversary of “HYPNOSIS UNLEASHED” at Binion's Horseshoe

Kevin Lepine celebrated the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of his show “HYPNOSIS UNLEASHED” at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, December 7. Kevin, a certified hypnotherapist, entertains audiences six nights a week with his mix of stand-up comedy, sharp wit, and a dose of compassion...

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Las Vegas Landmarks Turn Red for World AIDS Day

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) and the Las Vegas community showed its support in the fight against HIV and AIDS on Saturday, December 2, with a series of commemorations all around town honoring those living with or affected by the disease...


Terry Fator Presents Holiday Themed Show, “A Very Terry Christmas”

Mirage headliner, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment debuted his holiday themed show on Monday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 22.  Titled, A Very Terry Christmas, this show is a holiday tradition in the style of those great family television specials of the past, while mixing in the perfect amount of Las Vegas...

Tony Sacca Explores the history of  Las Vegas in “Vegas The Story” at Ballys Window Showroom

Entertainer, singer, TV host and  producer Tony Sacca has brought his new and original musical production,“Tony Sacca’s Vegas The Story,” to the Windows Showroom at Ballys Hotel & Casino...

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The Palms Casino Resort Hosts Red Carpet Premiere for 'Bleed For This'

The Brenden Theatres inside the Palm Casino Resort hosted the red carpet premiere of the new movie, Bleed for This, the true story of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, on Thursday evening, November 17. 'BLEED FOR THIS' stars Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent)  as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer from Providence R.I. who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights...


Legends In Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas Debuts 2016 Holiday Show

Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas at  Flamingo Las Vegas, debuted its holiday show on Monday, November 21, that has become part of the famous festivities in Las Vegas for both tourists and locals...

Comic Legend Stan Lee Receives Key to the Las Vegas Strip

In a ceremony at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Las Vegas on Friday, November 18, Hollywood Executive and legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee received the Key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown...

Miss Nevada USA Organization Crowns Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017

Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017 were crowned at the pageant hosted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Lauren York of North Las Vegas was crowned Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Alexis Smith of Summerlin was crowned Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017, respectively...

The Rio Hosts Win Win Entertainment's 5th Annual Headliners Bash

Some of the best performers in Las Vegas brought their talents to the stage of the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio all Suite Hotel & Casino on Friday night, November 18 for Win Win Entertainment's 5th annual event, Headliners Bash, their single, biggest fundraiser of the year...

Glittering Lights Kicks off 16th Year of Holiday Tradition at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Nevada’s largest holiday drive-thru light show spectacular, Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – only 10 minutes from fabulous downtown Las Vegas - kicked-off 16 spectacular years of holiday tradition in Southern Nevada, with a special preview for VIP guests on Thursday night, November 10...

Fremont Street Experience Presents American Heart Association a Check for $28,140 Raised at SlotZilla™ Charity Challenge

In honor of the 2016 Heart & Stroke Walk and Run, on Saturday, November 5 from 12 – 7 p.m., Fremont Street Experience hosted a SlotZilla Charity Challenge to benefit the American Heart Association. 100% of SlotZilla revenue from flights on the lower Zipline and upper Zoomline went to the American Heart Association...

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Reopens - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Ethel M

In conjunction with National Chocolate Day, Ethel M celebrated its 35 year anniversary by unveiling their newly renovated factory and flagship store in Henderson on Thursday night, October 28...

Britney Spears

Britney Spears and Mario Lopez joined dozens of cyclists in the ‘Britney Spears Piece of Me Charity Ride’ at XCYCLE Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon, October 27 to raise money for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF)...

RH Las Vegas

VIPs gathered to celebrate the unveiling of RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village on Thursday, October 27, 2016...

Fantasy

The gorgeous ladies of Fantasy, the sexy, adult revue at the Luxor Hotel & Casino celebrated its 17th year anniversary and reveal of the 2017 “Fantasy: Natural Beauties of Las Vegas” Calendar on Tuesday night, October 25...

Maggiano's Little Italy

Maggiano's Little Italy opened its newest location on Monday, October 24 at 10940 Rosemary Park Drive in Downtown Summerlin, bringing another familiar dining option to the shopping center’s stuffed dining scene...

Motley Brews

On Saturday evening October 22, a sold-out crowd of more than 4,000 craft beer fanatics celebrated the biggest 'Motley Brews’ Downtown Beer Festival to date...

Battle of the Bras

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts raised more than $120,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society through the seventh annual “Battle of the Bras” fashion show hosted at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Thursday, Oct. 20...

The Bronx Wanderers - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The Bronx Wanderers

Bronx born record producer Vinny Adinolfi says he has always dreamed of being a Las Vegas entertainer.  After performing for sold out audiences around the country as the front man and lead singer of The Bronx Wanderers, his dream has come true with the Grand Opening celebration of The Bronx Wanderers' new show at Bally’s Las Vegas on Saturday evening, October 15...


Scleroderma Research Foundation

Celebrities, chefs and community leaders joined forces at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on October 13 for the bi-annual, Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine “blue” carpet event...


WTT Smash Hits

Some of tennis’ big stars turned out at the WTT Smash Hits presented by Citi event to raise more than $600,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation at Caesars Palace on Monday night, October 10...


SlotZilla’s Millionth Flyer

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, SlotZilla™, one of the world’s most unique zipline attractions located in Downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience, hosted the culmination of its Month of the Millionth Flyer celebration by giving away $1,000 each to 10 lucky flyers including one grand-prize winner, Pamella Siegel who is from the Sacramento area...

 

More than 3 years after ending his run at Wynn Las Vegas, the world's most successful solo artist, country music superstar Garth Books has returned to Sin City.  This go around its all about bringing his World Tour, in which he is joined by wife, fellow award winning country singer Trisha Yearwood, to the T Mobile Arena for six performances, beginning Friday evening, June 24.

 

Two new restaurants recently opened inside Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson. The first, Borracha Mexican Cantina, is a lively and spicy Spanish restaurant featuring a themed décor that pays homage to the dead.  Festival skulls watch over guests while a hand-painted floor, dark wooden beams and a wraparound graffiti mural by famed Mexican artist Oscar Flores brings life to the space.

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The Scintas Launch New Residency at The Plaza Hotel & Casino

Twisted Vegas Celebrates Grand Opening at the Westgate

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Hosts Mookies Giveaway as Part of Random Acts of Rewards™ Initiative

February edition of Mondays Dark With Mark Shunock benefits Ronald McDonald House

Elvis Officiates a Mass Wedding Ceremony on Valentine’s Day for 12 Couples at The LINQ Promenade

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Centaur Gallery Presents the Extraordinary Art of Chinese Master Hu Jundi

The LINQ Promenade Welcomes Chinese New Year in the Desert with Opening Ceremony Celebrations and Cultural Performances

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Ring in the Year of The Monkey with Traditional Lion Dance

Eccoci Boca Park  Hosts ‘Super Bowl of Fashion’ Event With Mrs. Nevada-America Contestants

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Las Vegas Entertainers Compete in Andy Walmsley's “Drop The Mic” Lip Sync Throwdown

November Edition of Mondays Dark Raises Money for HomeAid of Southern Nevada

Habitat for Humanity & Wynn Las Vegas Partner to Help Rehabilitate Veterans Village in Downtown Las Vegas

Two Hundred Ten Couples Say 'I Do' at Rock 'n' Roll Marathon at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas

Glittering Lights Kicks off Spectacular Holiday Tradition With VIP event

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Insomniac Donates $105,000 from Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas 2015 Ticket Sales to Three Las Vegas Charities

American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Three Local High School Students

Grand Prize Winner of “Endgame; The Calling” Claims Gold at Caesars Palace

Shake Shack Opens 2nd Location In Las Vegas

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Female Impersonator Frank Marino Celebrates 30 Years of Performing in Las Vegas

World Premiere of Lance Burton's Billy Topit Master Magician

George Strait To Perform Exclusive Worldwide Concert Engagements at New Las Vegas Arena

September edition of Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock featured North of the Border Theme

Autumn has arrived inside The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens of The Palazzo® Las Vegas.

Blue October Memorabilia Case Dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Holds Farewell Party for Iconic Center Bar

WSOP.com’s Second Annual Battle of the News Poker Tournament Awards Several Charitable Donations

ACLU of Nevada Hosted 13th Annual Celebration of Civil Liberties

Opportunity Village Celebrated Groundbreaking for Innovative Park for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Joe Spinella, The Tenor of Illusions, Blends Two Art Forms to Create “IllusionAria” Stage Production

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