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Public House Opens inside Luxor Hotel & Casino

The popular East Coast hangout, Public House, recently opened its first West Coast location inside Luxor Hotel and Casino. Located on the casino floor just steps away from the main entrance and check-in desk, the new 7,000-square-foot casual dining restaurant and bar offers upscale American fare and an extensive beer selection at affordable prices.

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Brick walls frame the venue, giving the space a classic, East Coast atmosphere while the interior is decorated in patriotic chic with red, white and blue accents.

Along with dining and enjoying a refreshing beverage, sports fans can also enjoy games on several 55-inch flat-panel televisions throughout the restaurant as well as a TV wall centered in the middle of the restaurant.

“The Public House brand has established itself for having a fun, laid-back atmosphere to enjoy cocktails and comfortable food,” said Gary Cardi, owner of Public House Las Vegas. “We look forward to bringing that same experience to Las Vegas and we couldn’t have found a better home than Luxor Hotel and Casino.”

During the Grand Opening celebration on Friday, September 13, invited guests were treated to an array of items from the extensive menu including generous servings of pita topped with hummus, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, and red peppers; deep fried macaroni and cheese squares; Philly cheesesteak spring rolls; grilled pesto chicken salad with honey basil pesto, golden raisins and apples, served on soft wheat bread; Public House nachos topped with sour cream jalapeno and tomatoes; and spinach and artichoke dip served with tortilla chips for dipping. The menu also features an array of starters such as the Hummus Plate, served with olive salad, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and pita bread; chipotle peppers and jalapeño jack cheese served with chipotle ketchup; and Buffalo Shrimp, four jumbo shrimp, Danish bleu cheese and house hot sauce.

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Deep fried macaroni and cheese squares
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Spinach and artichoke dip served with tortilla chips for dipping and
Public House nachos topped with sour cream jalapeno and tomatoes
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Grilled pesto chicken salad with honey basil pesto, golden raisins, apples served on soft wheat bread
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Pita topped with hummus, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, and red peppers
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Philly cheesesteak spring rolls
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Hearty entrées include Tavern-Style Meatloaf topped with pan gravy and served with sweet potato mash and English peas; Cedar Grilled Salmon, accompanied by arugula salad, royal trumpet mushrooms and olive tapenade; French Quarter Jambalaya, a spicy compilation of jumbo shrimp, roasted chicken, Andouille sausage and Creole rice and beans; and Pan Seared Black Bass prepared with tomato-basil ragout, sautéed spinach and herb butter.

For diners looking for a healthier option, the restaurant offers several salad selections and scrumptious sandwiches. There is also an array of side options to complement any meal and sinfully delicious desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth.

With its ultra-cool vibe and upscale bar food, Public House is the place to be in Vegas for football games, happy hour and late-night dining. Public House is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily accommodating up to 200 guests for seated dining, along with standing room and bar stools for 50 in the bar.

Communities In Schools of Nevada Expands CIS Academy Program With $178,000 From AT&T

At a press event at Canyon Springs High School, on Tuesday, September 11, AT&T presented a check for $178,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISN) as a part of the AT&T Aspire program. CISN will use the contribution to grow the CIS Academy at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas and at Spring Creek High School in Elko.

CISN accepted the contribution and announced student improvement results in attendance and suspensions that have contributed to their 94 percent graduation rate.

“It is because of AT&T’s past support through its Aspire program that we can continue to expand our outreach and help students graduate,” said Elaine Wynn, National Chair of Communities In Schools.  “Our work is about believing in our students and giving that extra push forward to help them succeed.”

Because of its solid record of proven results, Communities In Schools of Nevada was named as one of 47 recipients nationwide that will share in nearly $10 million from AT&T.  With more than 1 million students impacted since its launch in 2008, the AT&T Aspire program is one of the largest corporate commitments focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.  AT&T announced an additional quarter-billion-dollar expansion to the program earlier this year, bringing the total commitment to $350 million.

“We are fortunate to be a part of Communities In Schools of Nevada as they serve students and spark change in the Clark County School District and across the state.  They have become a national model in helping students graduate that we proudly support,” said Stephanie Tyler, president - AT&T Nevada.

Educators in schools and non-profits across the country have a unique understanding of the challenges students face in their communities.  Through a competitive process, 47 schools and non-profits, including CISN, were selected from thousands nationwide.

Applicants were evaluated based on their accomplishments in serving students at risk of dropping out of high school and their ability to use data to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work.  After a rigorous and competitive process, CISN was identified as making a real difference in its community by supporting and motivating traditionally underserved students to stay in school and prepare for the next step in life.

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(from left to right): Ronnie Guerzon, Principal of Canyon Springs, Larry Plotkin, CISN Board Member, Susie Lee, CISN Board President, Terri Clark, CEO of CISN, Superintendent Dwight D. Jones, Stephanie Tyler, President of AT&T Nevada, Victor Blancarte, student, Elaine Wynn, National Chair of Communities In Schools, Raj Gupta, teacher.
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Communities In Schools of Nevada Board President Susie Lee welcomes attendees to the afternoon presentation while providing an overview of the work the education nonprofit does within the state.
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National Chair of Communities In Schools, Elaine Wynn, shares the importance of CIS programs within Nevada schools.
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CEO of CISN, Terri Clark, presents 2012 improvement data for Southern and Northeastern Nevada.
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Superintendent Dwight D. Jones, speaks on the seamless partnership between CISN and Clark County School District.
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Canyon Springs High School sophomore, Victor Blancarte shares how CISN changed his life.
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President of AT&T Nevada, Stephanie Tyler discusses the Aspire program that granted CISN $178,000 to continue to grow the CIS Academy at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas and at Spring Creek High School in Elko.
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Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

Thursday – Saturday, September 13-15, Bagatelle Las Vegas hosted the 2012 NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE “BEST OF THE BEACH” TOURNAMENT which drew beach volleyball Olympians Jake Gibb, Sean Rosenthal, Jen Kessy, April Ross, Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. In addition to the renowned Olympians, the exclusive event also brought in some of the biggest names in the sport set to battle it out for the title and the $100,000 Grand Prize. In the end of the three-day tournament, two-time Olympian Jake Gibb and 2012 silver medalist April Ross were crowned “Best of the Beach.”

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BELLAGIO received accolades at the 2012 World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & The Americas Ceremony on Sept. 14 in Turks & Caicos. The AAA Five Diamond Las Vegas resort has been recognized as North America’s Leading Casino Resort, an honor Bellagio has received for four of the past five years. WTA, hailed as the “Oscars of the travel industry” by the global media, highlights and rewards travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry during the past year. A delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from more than 30 nations to attend this year’s event.

Sunrise Health System’s SUNRISE HOSPITAL and SOUTHERN HILLS HOSPITAL were named two of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading creditor of healthcare organizations in America. Both hospitals were recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, such as, but not limited to, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Sin City’s hottest gentlemen’s club, CRAZY HORSE III, was named “Best Club in the West” at this year’s EXOTIC DANCER AWARDS. The hometown hot spot came out on top at the largest annual adult venue award show honoring the top gentlemen’s clubs, entertainers and staff in the industry.

SEUSSICAL, the original Broadway musical based on favorite Dr. Suess fables, will be staged at HENDERSON PAVILION (located at 200 S. Green Valley Parkway) Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23 and Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30. Performances start at 8 p.m.Tickets are only $10.

The iHEART RADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL, billed as the largest live concert event in radio history, returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21-22. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the extraordinary line-up scheduled for the sold out two day event includes Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris, Shakira and more.

Country megastar LUKE BRYAN returns to Las Vegas with special guests for a performance at the Red Rock Casino Amphitheatre at Red Rock Resort on Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29, $39, $49, $59, $69 and $79.

The Jon B concert on Sunday, September 23 at Silverton Casino Hotel’s Sway Pool Lounge has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase.

This season's winner of America's Got Talent, OATE DOGS AND TOP FAN-FAVORITE PERFORMERS JOIN HOST TOM COTTER FOR THE EXCLUSIVE EIGHT-WEEK RUN IN THE PALAZZO THEATER beginning Wednesday, Sept. 26th. America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas will be hosted by season seven runner-up, veteran stand-up comedian Tom Cotter, who has won several comedy competitions including the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Other fan-favorite performers will include: creative sand artist Joe Castillo; innovative musician and inventor of the Earth Harp, William Close; performers who use electro-luminescent wire to create characters designed to combine dance, puppetry and a glow-in-the-dark show, Lightwire Theater; AGT Alumni and “Junk Rock” group Recycled Percussion and The world’s youngest escape artist extraordinaire Spencer Horsman. America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas will perform 7:30 p.m are Saturday through Thursday. (Dark on Fridays). Tickets are on sale now.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center welcomes THE SECOND CITY TOURING COMPANY at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 28 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall. Called “legendary” by the New York Times, The Second City Touring Company is always daring, original, and hilarious. Second City alumni include Tina Fey, Joan Rivers, and Stephen Colbert. Tickets to The Second City Touring Company are $30-$40-$55 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or by visiting pac.unlv.edu. Student rush tickets are $13 each (not including the $1.25 facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D.

The #140TOUR featuring some of the funniest comedians on Twitter, will be performed at the Louie Anderson Theater inside Palace Station on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 for a limited run. The #140Tour will feature live performances by Travon Free, Eli Braden, Halli Borgfjord and Pauly Casillas aka @travon, @elibraden, @hallib and @paulypeligroso, who have become some of the most popular comedians on Twitter, with more than 164,000 followers combined. The #140Tour will be performed on Friday, Sept. 28 – Saturday, Sept. 29. All shows begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission. Locals and Station Casinos hotel guests receive a $15 discount on all tickets.

To celebrate the end of summer, rockers AUTHORITY ZERO will perform at Sway Pool Lounge at Silverton Casino Hotel on Saturday, September 29. Doors 6 p.m., Show 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 day of show.

NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO listeners have a unique opportunity to support public radio while enjoying the amazing talents of entertainer Terry Fator in TERRY FATOR: VENTRILOQUISM IN CONCERT on September 28 and 29.A limited number of specially priced tickets are available for the Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.performances. Ticket prices are $70, $99 and $129 with 100 percent of the purchase price benefitting Nevada Public Radio.

In celebration of National Museum Day, SMASHBURGER fans that bring in any tickets, pamphlets or museum guides from any museum can receive a free side with the purchase of an entrée on September 29 at any of the following Smashburger locations in Las Vegas: 7541 W. Lake Mead Ste #2, 5655 Centennial Center Blvd #170, 9101 W. Sahara Ave #109, 4725 S. Maryland Pkwy and 2400 N. Rancho Dr.

In addition to his extremely popular show in the Grandview Lounge at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa every Friday and Saturday 6-9pm, famed Las Vegas entertainer/pianist/vocalist WES WINTERS will now appear every Tuesday night in Addison's Lounge at the Rampart Casino Resort in Summerlin, beginning October 2, 2012. There is NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION.

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CRAZY GIRLS topless revue at Riviera Casino & Hotel is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by creating Las Vegas’ Longest Butt Lineup on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Women 21 years of age and older are invited to recreate the famous Crazy Girls’ pose, beginning at the popular bronze statue in front of the Riviera. The lineup begins at 1 p.m. with day-of registration and check-in opening at 11 a.m. by Le Bistro Lounge, located on the Riviera casino floor. Interested women can pre-register by sending their name, age and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Celebrity Sightings:

Friday night, September 7...

Vamp'd was the scene for the King Kobra video shoot with Paul Shortino. Carmine Appice, Johnny Rod, David Henzerling & Mick Sweda! King were there to "Have A Good Time". Featured in the video were Danny "Count" Koker, Stoney Curtis, John Zito, Barry Barnes & Paulie Disibio! Celebrities participating on the stage included Carrot Top, Murray Sawchuck, Rob Sherwood, Vinnie Paul and Frank Dimino.

Dancing with the Stars pro, Lacy Schwimmer, was among the enthusiastic audience members at Frankie Moreno's show.


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Lacy Schwimmer with Dianne R. Davis
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Tuesday night, September 11...

Disney Channel’s Jessie starlet Jennifer Veal celebrated her 21st Birthday at Hyde Bellagio inside Bellagio Resort & Casino during the venue’s weekly Lost Angels insider night. Veal was joined by family and friends visiting from London and Melbourne, Australia.

Later in the night, Hyde’s live performers presented the starlet with a custom black and pink birthday cake as DJ Mick Boogie wished her a happy birthday.

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Wednesday night, September 12...

Disney Star, Jennifer Veal attended the early evening performance of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace. Following the show she goofed around with The Gazillionaire and his assistant Penny Pibbets as she posed for a photo.

Later that evening, Cedric the Entertainer was spotted enjoying the 10 pm show where he also snapped a few with the eccentric cast.

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Jennifer Veal with Penny and the Gazillionaire
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Cedric the Entertainer with the cast of Absinthe
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Friday September 14...

Actor/EXTRA TV host groom-to-be Mario Lopez, joined by a group of his friends, kicked off his bachelor party weekend, hanging out at a cabana at TAO Beach.

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At night, Party-goers were treated to a surprise performance by R&B singer Miguel at LAVO Nightclub.  Joined by his girlfriend actress Nazanin Mandi.

Also at LAVO was Mario Lopez, in continuation of his bachelor party weekend.  Lopez hit the club after enjoying dinner in the private dining room at TAO Asian Bistro.

Maxim’s 2013 Hometown Hotties were spotted out in full force at LAVO as well. Their Welcome to Vegas party was hosted by 2011 Hometown Hottie Dominique Storelli.

Singer and one of the three star judges of The Voice, Cee Lo Green was at Marquee. He took in the sounds of DJ Crooked in the club’s Boom Box Room.

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Former Playboy Mexico cover model Julia Orayen, joined by five of her friends, kicked off Mexican Independence Day Weekend at PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.

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Saturday night, September 15...

Playboy Playmate, Jessica Burciaga, celebrated Mexican Independence Day with a sexy soirée at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club.

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Jessica Burciaga autographing poster for fans at Crazy Horse III
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Singer Marc Anthony celebrated his 44th birthday at TAO. He dined at the Asian Bistro with a large group of friends including his girlfriend Shannon De Lima as well as friend Jada Pinkett Smith. After feasting on signature dishes and birthday cake, Marc and the group made their way up to the nightclub. Stopping by to wish Marc a happy birthday was Mario Lopez, who was continuing his bachelor party in a sky box overlooking TAO’s main room.

To top off the night at TAO, Maxim revealed their 2013 Hometown Hotties. Rose Buster, Justine Davis, Dessie Mitcheson, Bobbie Grei, Brittney Alger, Ashley Michaelsen, Jacquline Fischer, MaryCarmen Lopez, Persephanie Lesperance and Caitlin O'Connor celebrated their honor at a VIP table in the club.

MAXIM Magazine’s October cover model Sarah Shahi, of the USA Network’s Fairly Legal, was on hand to congratulate the winners.

Also spotted in the club were Adam Scott of Parks and Recreation, and in a separate group, Briana Evigan of Step Up 2. Mario Lopez

Sunday, September 16...

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger was spotted at Marquee Dayclub for Insomniac’s Wet Wonderland and DJ headliner Pretty Lights. The Bravo TV star soaked in the sun at a cabana with boyfriend David Krause and friends.

Funnyman actor Wayne Brady joined by his family and popular Hispanic television sportscaster, Fernando Fiore visited Da Vinci – The Genius at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian.

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