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Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana Celebrates Residency at Aria with Red Carpet Premiere and After Party

Following successful engagements in New York, Madrid and Moscow, Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, celebrated the official Premiere of its exclusive residency at Aria Resort and Casino on Friday night, November 9.

Celebrities from the world of entertainment who arrived on the red carpet prior to entering the showroom included actors Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Omar Benson Miller CSI: Miami), Ben Feldman (Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva),  Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee),  Matt Lanter (90210), Jennette McCurdy (iCarly), Dot-Marie Jones (Glee), Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class), director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather). DJASHBA (Recording Artist), Richard Fortus (Guns 'N Roses), Mark Foster (Recording Artist), Jabbawockeez (Luxor headliner), magician/illusionist Criss Angel, prop comedian Carrot Top, former American Idol winner and Bally's headliner Taylor Hicks, Carla Pellgrino (Top Chef: Seattle), Claire Sinclair (Playmate of the Year), artist Michael Godard, Shar Jackson (Celebrity Fit Club), baseball player Stewart Bradley (Arizona Cardinals), Erica Linz (Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away), the Zarkana creative team including François Girard (Writer & Director), Nick Littlemore (Composer & Musical Director) and Cirque du Soliel's President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.   Also seen among the invited guests were legendary magicians Siegfried & Roy, singer Pia Zadora and comedy magician Mike Hammer.

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Zarkana clown
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Cast group photo
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Aaron Paul
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Amanda Hogan and Carrot Top
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Ben Feldman
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Bobby Baldwin with his wife Audra Hendley
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Carla Pellegrino
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Carrot Top
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Claire Sinclair
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Criss Angel
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Dot-Marie Jones
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Edi Gathegi
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Erica Linz
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Francis Ford Coppola and son
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Francis Ford Coppola
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Francois Girard, Daniel Lamarre and Emmanuelle Duperre
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Harry Shum Jr.
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Jeanette McCurdy
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Mark Foster
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Matt Lanter and Angela Stacy
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Michael Godard and wife Brittany
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Mike Hammer
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Omar Benson Miller
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Richard Fortus, Claire Sinclair and DJ Ashba
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Richard Fortus and DJ Ashba of Guns N Roses
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Shar Jackson
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Stewart Bradley
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Taylor Hicks
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Immediately after the spectacular production, guests were escorted to HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino for an exclusive after party celebration.  Restaurant partners from CityCenter and ARIA provided samplings of delicious food as Zarkana characters welcomed everyone and mingled among the crowd at the upscale nightclub.During its triumphant 2011-2012  international run Zarkana was seen by more than 1.5 million people before moving to its permanent home inside the Aria at CityCenter.

The 90 minute show is a visually dazzling stage spectacular that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a fantasy world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange.

The show follows Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back to life, as he guides us in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and extraordinary acrobats. Among other attractions, he introduces the Mutants and four sirens as sinister as they are fabulous.

In typical Cirque fashion, an unknowing audience member gets pulled on stage by the clowns of Zarkana during the Electric Chair act.  Jennette McCurdy, star of Nickolodeon's iCarly, was chosen for the cameo appearance at the Las Vegas premiere. As the clowns strapped her into the electric chair the light switch flipped multiple times to make ‘magic’ happen on stage.

Zarkana performs two show nightly, 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m Friday – Tuesday. Dark on Wednesday and Thursdays. Tickets start at $69 (not including taxes).

Sin City Comedy Opens at Planet Hollywood

Highly acclaimed Sin City Comedy, which combines world-class stand up comedy with sinfully sexy burlesque, made its home at the Sin City Theatre inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning Oct. 25.

Two time winner of the coveted “Best of Las Vegas Award,” Sin City Comedy features a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians, all recognizable from appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, HBO,The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Late Show and more. The comedy show’s burlesque twist dates back to the 1840s, when comedy and burlesque went hand and hand.

During media night, the lineup of comedians were funny lady Kathleen Dunbar, tackling subjects from aging to sex in a no-holds barred fashion; David Lucas, who combines light hearted comedy with juggling tennis rackets, golf clubs and machetes; Pat Godwin, a clever, quick witted comedian, singer/musician whose song parodies and off the wall impersonations of some of the top music icons are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. The sexy and talented burlesque dancers are featured separately in between comedy acts and they include a fan dancer, an extremely athletic pole dancer and a dancer whose sensual routine is centered around a chair shaped as a high heal.

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David Lucas
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Pat Godwin
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“We are excited to bring our unique brand of comedy entertainment to Planet Hollywood,” said Sin City Theater founder, Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Padon. “I’ve been a comedian for over twenty years; I knew I wanted to develop a venue different from the others, which I believe we have created with Sin City Comedy.”

If the calibre of comedians on Sin City's upcoming lineups are as funny as the three who delivered hilarious routines on media night, audiences are in for a rollicking good time.

Sin City Comedy performs nightly at 9 p.m. at the Sin City Theatre, located on the Mezz at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  Tickets are priced at $48.50 and $37.50  Guests must be 18 years and up.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lives Up to Name by Hosting Full Weekend of Rock 'N' Roll with Worldwide Phenom Guns N' Roses and More

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosted a jam-packed weekend with entertainment provided by Guns N’ Roses at The Joint and Yellowcard and Mike Watt + The Missingmen at Vinyl Friday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 3.

To kick off opening weekend of their first-ever residency, Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses band members showed their Sin City spirit on Friday, Nov. 2 by hosting a blackjack tournament prior to their show at The Joint. Band members DJ Ashba, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Dizzy Reed and Tommy Stinson participated in the tournament by playing and interacting with loyal fans. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed tied the tournament with a casino player.

Later that night, Guns N’ Roses members put away the cards and grabbed their instruments for the second show of the band’s residency. Guns N’ Roses took the stage led by front man Axl Rose. The group of eight had the crowd on its feet, screaming and singing along to its biggest hits spanning from their debut album Appetite for Destruction (1987) through their platinum-selling record Chinese Democracy (2008).

The same night, Yellowcard was joined by bands Wonder Years, We Are The In Crowd and Sandlot Heroes for a full night of music at Vinyl. To start it off, the three opening acts played their signature pop, punk songs. Later, Yellowcard took the stage and played several of their hit tunes including “Ocean Avenue,” “Way Away,” “Only One” and more to hundreds of energized fans.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, Guns N’ Roses hit the stage for its third of 12 shows at The Joint. The legendary rockers played an epic show to a completely packed house, playing hits like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Paradise City” and more.

Vinyl was also in business on Saturday, hosting Mike Watt + The Missingmen’s tour in support of its latest album Hyphenated-Man. Las Vegas locals The Dirty Hooks started off the night with its gritty electronic music. Next, Mike Watt + The Missingmen blew away the audience with its punk rock music including “Baby-Cradling-Tree-Man,” “Hollowed-Out-Man,” “Jug-Footed-Man” and more.

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Guns N’ Roses Blackjack
Photo Credit: © Scott Harrison / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Guns N’ Roses at The Joint
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Guns N’ Roses at The Joint
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Yellowcard at Vinyl
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Mike Watt and The Missingmen at Vinyl
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Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino surprised 1st SGT. THOMAS B. LUND with the ultimate military retirement gift, Friday, Nov. 9. The property arranged complimentary once-in-a-lifetime luxe accommodations in its infamous “Real World Suite,” giving Sgt. Lund and his wife Tayde Lund a dream night in Las Vegas as they attended the 237th Marine Corps Birthday Ball and celebrated his retirement from the military, after 20 years of service.

Born from a simple wish via email to the property by Ms. Lund, this unique opportunity couldn’t be turned down. MTV hit reality show “The Real World,” has always been a source of bonding for the couple. During deployments to Afghanistan, he would watch old episodes in his free time. The Las Vegas season at Hard Rock Hotel was the couple’s favorite and Ms. Lund wanted to start her husband’s retirement and their new life out of the military with a complete bang. She tried her luck with the hotel and asked for a night in the suite. They complied, making the Lund’s story the sweetest Veterans Day gift a military member could receive.

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1st SGT. THOMAS B. LUND and his wife Tayde
Photo Credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Thank you cake presented by The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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LARRY RUVO  AND HIS WFE, CAMILLE were recently honored by Cleveland Clinic for their extraordinary efforts to ensure that residents of Nevada and surrounding communities have access to world-class neurological care. The couple was named Cleveland Clinic Distinguished Fellows, the organization’s highest lifetime honor, for their work on behalf of Keep Memory Alive and the partnership they forged to establish Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Only 66 individuals have been made Distinguished Fellows since the inaugural awards in 1971.

Wassa Coulibaly's play, THE RED DRESS, opened at the Baobab Stage in Town Square on November 1. Featuring a cast of 15 talented performers from Las Vegas productions including Cirque du Soleil's KA and Zumanity, the story centers on a young African woman who leaves her male dominated culture and family and arrives in America where she is forced into prostitution and struggles to maintain her dignity. Combining music, dance, and song, the poignant, tender story deals with loss, pain and ultimately, redemption.  Tickets are priced at $25. Showtimes are 12:30 a.m.late night Saturday into Sunday, Nov. 17 and 24 and Dec. 1, 15, and 21. Showtimes for Dec. 9 and 23 is 1 p.m.

As a thank you to those who have served in the armed forces, DA VINCI -THE GENIUS the unparalleled look into the mind of Leonardo da Vinci in the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian, is offering $10 off admission and 10% off retail and photos to all veterans with valid military ID for the rest of November.

RATTLECAN, an urban burger concept from the creators of FIRST Food & Bar at The Venetian, opened on Sunday, November 12, located directly across from the Venetian’s Race & Sports Book. Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco and designer Antonio Ballatore, two notoriously creative thinkers from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, bring a new dimension of cuisine and creativity to the Las Vegas Strip, featuring unbeatable burgers, signature shots and street chic graffiti art installations by the country’s top street artists.

True to Hard Rock International’s motto, “Love All, Serve All,” Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel kicks off the holiday season with a THANKSGIVING COAT DRIVE benefiting local residents in need. Coats of all sizes will be collected now through Thursday, November 22. Anyone with new or gently used coats can drop off their donations at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas at 4475 Paradise Road.

In addition, Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas has partnered with local churches and bus companies to provide a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day to local individuals and families in need.

Master illusionist MICHAEL TURCO from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and MAGIC AND MAYHEM will be donating his talent to Hurricane Sandy’s Relief Fund. Turco will be performing as a guest act on Saturday and Sunday (November 17 & 18) at the Laugh Factory in Murray Celebrity Magician Show at the New Tropicana.  As a New Jersey native Turco will be donating his portion of the evenings profit directly to his hometown of Brigantine NJ where he spent his summers as a lifeguard.

To help combat Hurricane Sandy’s devastation on the East coast, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and AEG Live have launched a text-to-donate campaign in support of the American Red Cross during the remainder of Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Democracy residency, now through Saturday, Nov. 24.

In addition, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and AEG Live will match donations made throughout the band’s run up to $5,000. THERESA CAPUTO, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium,  appeared live at the CHI Showroom inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino  on Saturday, Nov. 10. Theresa gave interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and also shared personal stories about her life and her unique gifts.

Smash Magazine presents VINNIE PAZ AND ILL BILL OF JEDI MIND TRICKS/HEAVY METAL KINGS, along with guests EKOH, DEVASTE AND CHEMIST on Thursday, November 15, 9 p.m. at Beauty Bar Las Vegas.. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 day of show, plus any service charges.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are home to Winter in Venice™, the second-annual celebration of the winter holiday season on the Las Vegas Strip, dubbed “A Gift of The Venetian.” Running Nov. 18, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, both resorts will offer 50 days of seasonal experiences. Winter in Venice will feature a new marquee element, an exclusive six-week run of “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Las Vegas, by Chip Davis,” featuring beloved and iconic holiday music in The Palazzo Theatre. In addition, a schedule of memorable Italian-inspired experiences will include a nightly enchanting winter parade, whimsical tree-lighting ceremonies, a stunning new 3D light projection shows, an elaborate Winter In Venice fantasy scene in The Palazzo Waterfall Gardens, and – a fan favorite – the return of the picturesque skating rink above The Venetian’s romantic outdoor Grand Canal. For more information on Winter in Venice, please visit  venetian.com or palazzo.com.

Actress, singer-songwriter and musician MELISSA MANCHESTER will perform at the Suncoast Showroom November 24 and 25. Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees.

Fremont Street Experience announces the addition of several local bands to its entertainment lineup. This November enjoy FREE performances from some of Las Vegas’ most popular acts including: Zowie Bowie, Yellow Brick Road, The Spazmatics, The Nancy Rayguns, Loveshack, Brazen, and Monroy all on the 3rd Street Stage.

NOVEMBER ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP on the 3rd Street Stage are as follows:

Zowie Bowie - Sunday, Nov. 18; Saturday Nov. 24

The Nancy Rayguns - Mondays, Nov. 19 and 26

The Spazmatics - Tuesdays, Nov. 13, 20, and 27

Brazen - Wednesdays, Nov.  14, 21 and 28; Thursdays, Nov. 22 and 29

Yellow Brick Road - Thursdays, Nov. 15, 22 and 29

Loveshack - Fridays, Nov. 16, 23 and 30

Monroy - Saturday, Nov. 17

GLITTERING LIGHTS, the holiday drive-through spectacular at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, announces its sponsors for the 2012 holiday season. So far this year, there are more than a dozen local and national organizations participating in Glittering Lights, Las Vegas’ largest regional light show. Glittering Lights will be open nightly starting Nov. 16, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5:30-10 p.m.

This year Glittering Lights will be even bigger and brighter than ever. The show has expanded by 20 percent and will include an Avenue of Trees, 450 light displays incorporating a NASCAR display and 15,000 gift bags filled with goodies for visitors. This year, sponsors will be supporting an entire section of the park such as the Victorian Village which is comprised of 20+ light displays or Candyland which includes 12+ light displays. Many sponsors will have their own custom, semi-custom or standard light display and others will have a specialty night or product inclusion in gift bags.

Glittering Lights will operate Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at $15 per vehicle and Friday – Sunday from 5:30 – 10 p.m. at $20 per vehicle. The first 15,000 vehicles will receive a gift bag filled with goodies.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities which provides funding for hundreds of children’s charities throughout Southern Nevada. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will provide $2 off admission with a donation of gently used items at any of the 30+ sites located in Southern Nevada or at the gates of Glittering Lights.

Glittering Lights will show the Armed Forces its appreciation by offering free admission to vehicles with veteran or active duty military personnel. Friends and family can also experience the show for free as there is no restriction on the number of guests that can ride in the vehicle. Free admission for active or veteran military will be offered on Nov. 20–21 and 26–29 from 5:30-9 p.m.

Glittering Lights will open to the public for the season on Nov. 16, 2012.

The UNLV Chamber Chorale will host the 28th ANNUAL INVITATIONAL MADRIGAL/CHAMBER CHOIR FESTIVAL on Friday, November 16 in two separate sessions beginning at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall located on the northeast end of the university campus in the Lee & Thomas Beam Music Center.

A variety of music will be performed representing many composers and styles. Following each choir's performance the floor will be open for comments and questions from the audience members and festival participants.

The afternoon festival includes performances by chamber ensembles from Basic High School (Ryan Duff), Centennial High School (David Wankier), Chaparral High School (Barry Isbell), Desert Oasis High School (Michael Polutnik), Las Vegas Academy (Megan Franke and Rossana Cota), Legacy High School (William McKoy), Sierra Vista High School (Alanna Gallo), Silverado High School (Tracy Hunsaker), and College of Southern Nevada (Mark Wherry).

The evening festival features performances by ensembles from Cheyenne High School (Jim Halvorson), Coronado High School (Eric Fleischer), Foothill High School (Heather Grantham-Scobie), Green Valley High School (Kim Ritzer), Las Vegas High School (Janet Tyler), and Mojave High School (Shirley Wilson).

Both festival sessions will conclude with a brief performance by the UNLV Chamber Chorale conducted by David Weiller, director of choral studies. The Invitational Madrigal/Chamber Choir Festival is FREE and open to the public.

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will be kicking off the holiday season with the public lighting of its special winter display at MYSTIC FALLS PARK SM on Wednesday, November 21 at 5 p.m.
 
Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd will be joined by his grandson, Staff Sgt. Sam Boyd, and Sam’s Town Vice President and General Manager John Sou, to flip the switch on the first run of the holiday show.

Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with the Chaparral High School Choir, will join this year’s festivities.
 
“Over the years, the display at Mystic Falls has become a cherished holiday tradition for families throughout the Las Vegas Valley,” Bill Boyd said.

“I am thrilled that my grandson will be able to join us in kicking off the holiday season to Sam’s Town, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our Winter Wonderland.”
 
The pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show, transformed into an immersive winter wonderland experience, begins in Sam’s Town’s porte-cochère with festive lighting and decorative snowflakes leading to Mystic Falls Park.

Garland streams, wreath-adorned lampposts, and white light and snow-covered trees fill the atrium, while Cowboy Santa takes up residence in the Park’s gazebo.
 
Poinsettias, red garland, ice crystals add to the themed visuals, while the main fountain will host an ice sculpture. Lighted sculpture polar bears and indoor snow create a whimsical magical winter wonderland experience in the heart of the Boulder Strip.

For the first time ever, Sam’s Town will be hosting the 15-minute laser light spectacular hourly during the holiday season, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through January 1.  And from November 25 to December 23, Cowboy Santa will appear Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition, to help members of the Armed Forces stay in touch with loved ones during the holiday season, Sam’s Town will once again host a drive for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program, accepting donations of used cell phones, chargers and other accessories from October 26 through November 21.  Each phone donated to the program will provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.  Guests can drop off used cell phones, chargers and other accessories at the B Connected Club at Sam’s Town.

All participants in the promotion will receive a two-for-one coupon for Sam’s Town’s Firelight Buffet.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center and UNLV Department of Music welcome outstanding chamber ensemble TRIO CAVATINA – pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, violinist Harumi Rhodes, and cellist Priscilla Lee – at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 inside the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center.

Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787).Student rush tickets are $10 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. A $1.25 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets.

The combined voices of the UNLV CHORAL ENSEMBLE AND LAS VEGAS MASTER SINGERS join forces with the UNLV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA for an evening of masterworks on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Artemus W. Ham Hall, located on the northeast end of the university campus.

The musical evening features 200 singers and full orchestra in performances of the haunting “Nocturnes” by Claude Debussy and the jubilant “Gloria” by Francis Poulenc.

Ticket prices are: $10 General admission; $8 Seniors/Military/UNLV Faculty & Staff. UNLV & CCSD students receive 1 free ticket with valid student ID.

Lynryd Skynryd Barbecue & Beer has closed at the Excalibur and filed for bankruptcy.

Two venus have closed at the Palms: Little Budha restaurant and Rain Nightclub.

Ovation Showroom at Green Valley Ranch will be closing at the end of the month.

Celebrity Sightings:

Wednesday night, Oct 31,  nearly 7,000 passionate clubgoers passed through the transformed gates of XS nightclub to see a special set by deadmau5.

In true Halloween fashion, the electronic dance music phenomenon had a few tricks up his sleeve with his current girlfriend, Kat Von D, taking his place on the stage first, donning one of his famous mau5 heads.

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DeadMau5
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Kat Von D and DeadMau5
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Notorious rapper Machine Gun Kelly celebrated Halloween during the epic Lexani SEMA After-Party at Vanity Nightclub inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. As he performed, partied and interacted with guests, MGK showed off tattoos and Halloween spirit in his red and black Native American inspired outfit complete with chaps, a feathered headdress and festive red and black face paint.

DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Earwaxxx also kept the party going with their turntable skills.

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Machine Gun Kelly
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Machine Gun Kelly
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Saturday Nov. 3...

In the afternoon... Professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk, was sighted at BODIES…The Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino, with his family.

At night...Jareb Dauplaise, star of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "The Hard Times of RJ Berger," dined at the new Meatball Spot in Town Square. The star was in town to watch the UFC fights in Sin City over the weekend.

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Jared Dauplaise with a meatball sampler at Meatball Spot
Photo Credit: Meatball Spot

Guns N’ Roses received a warm welcome during opening weekend of their residency Appetite for Democracy at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

All the members of the legendary band including frontman Axl Rose, Tommy Stinson (bass), Frank Ferrer (drums), DJ Ashba (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Richard Fortus (guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboards) took time to pose for photos with AEG Live Las Vegas’ Vice President John Nelson, Vice President of Booking Bobby Reynolds and Marketing Director Suzanne Richardson and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Vice President of Entertainment Paul Davis before taking the stage.

In addition, as a special thank you, each band member was presented with a custom framed Appetite for Democracy craps felt.

Thursday, Nov. 8...

Actor and singer Jamie Foxx was spotted dining at TAO Asian Bistro before heading up to the nightclub’s Worship Thursday party with friends.

Also in the club for the night were former NFL pro Warren Sapp and Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Cullen Jones, who each took in the sounds of DJ Five from separate VIP tables.

Jaime Zielinski, winner of the TAO 100,000 Fan Contest on Facebook, hosted Worship Thursdays.

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Jaime Zielinski
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Friday night, Nov. 9...

The stunning dancers from FANTASY, the seductive revue at Luxor Hotel & Casino, celebrated the release of their sexy 2013 “Barely Bejeweled” calendar with a blowout bash at LAX Nightclub.

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Ashton, Tracey, Mariah and Soolin Celebrate the Release of their Barely Bejeweled Calendar
Photo Credit: Amit Dadlaney

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The FANTASY Cast Poses With Their Barely Bejeweled Calendar
Photo Credit: Amit Dadlaney

The members of New Edition, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell, and Ralph Tresvant, dined in the wine room of Strip House inside Planet Hollywood.The group were in town for the Soul Train awards.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul dined at TAO with fiancé Laruen Parsekian and friends. After dinner they headed to Marquee where they had a table in the Library and were joined by Mark Foster of Foster the People.

Actresses Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland were also spotted at TAO before making their way to the nightclub to celebrate the birthday of one of the girls in their group and take in the sounds of DJ Jessica Who and.

Aimee Teegarden, who played Julie Taylor on Friday Night Lights, also stopped by the table to say hello to the group.

Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Cullen Jones was also spotted dining at the Asian bistro with friends before heading upstairs to a sky box the club.

Also in the club were E! News correspondent Jason Kennedy and Ryan Basford of Chelsea Lately.

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Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland with friends
Photo credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

Actress Aimee Teegarden celebrated her birthday at Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas. Although her birthday was nearly a month ago, it was only appropriate for Teegarden to do a birthday celebration in Las Vegas as it has become a tradition for the 23-year-old to celebrate in Sin City since turning 21.

The birthday girl arrived to the mega-club with a large entourage of friends. Teegarden mingled and danced with the group before she was presented with a two-tier pink and black birthday cake.


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Aimee Teegarden at her VIP table in Chateau Nightclub.
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

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Aimee Teegarden and Chateau cocktail server with sparklers and her birthday cake.
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

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Aimee and friends goofing around at the VIP table.
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam celebrated his smash hit show’s fifth season at Hyde Bellagio with a biker-themed bash.

The fifth season finale of FX’s highest-rated show in network history will air November 20.

Hunnam, who stars as the bad boy leader of the show’s outlaw motorcycle club, arrived at the nightspot with a large entourage including his Sons of Anarchy cast mates Mark Boone Jr. and Dayton Callie.

Jessica Lowndes celebrated her 24th birthday at TAO.  The 90210 actress was joined for dinner the Asian bistro by friends and her boyfriend Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom, who was just inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Also spotted at TAO was Wilmer Valderrama and a group of guys and girls.

After dinner they made their way to the nightclub where he surprised DJ Vice and got on the mic in the DJ booth to wow the crowd.

Jason Kennedy from E! News and Ryan Basford from Chelsea Lately also dined at TAO for the second night in a row, after taking in LAVO’s Saturday Champagne Brunch earlier in the day.  They also hit the club after dinner.

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Jeremy Bloom and Jessica Lowndes
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Saturday, Nov 11...

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  and AEG Live presented Guns N’ Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba with a custom made birthday cake to ring in his 40th birthday. He was completely surprised by the cake presentation and thanked everyone involved with the Appetite for Democracy residency for making his day special. Guns N’ Roses members Frank Ferrer (drums), Chris Pitman (keyboardist), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboardist) and Tommy Stinson (bass) all joined the cake presentation to wish their band mate a happy birthday.

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L to R Drummer Frank Ferrer, Keyboardist Chris Pitman, Bass player Tommy Stinson, Guitarist DJ Ashba, Guitarist Ron Bumblefoot Thal and Keyboardist Dizzy Reed

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DJ Ashba celebrates his birthday with his sister

 

Monday night, Nov. 12...

Roger Clemens was spotted at Marquee Nightclub on. The former MLB pro was joined by friends at a VIP table in the main room where they danced to the sounds of DJ Vice.

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