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Imagine Dragons Honored with Memorabilia Case Dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas’ hometown rockers and Grammy -nominated Imagine Dragons commemorated their breakout year by unveiling their first-ever memorabilia case inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 30.

Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas, and Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, were on hand to congratulate the band on their record-breaking year and welcome the musicians back to their hometown.

Before addressing a crowd of adoring fans, Imagine Dragons band members Dan Reynolds (vocals), Ben McKee (bass), Daniel Platzman (Drums), and Wayne Sermon (guitar) ripped off the covered case to reveal a full display of signature memorabilia from the band’s career. After, Dan Reynolds took the microphone to thank Hard Rock Hotel and fans for their support.

The special display, located right inside of the property from the main valet, features iconic items from the band’s music video “On Top of the World” including all four custom-made astronaut suits, an American flag, an Earth decorated beach ball, a small satellite dish and more. In addition, the case will be home to the rope that lead singer Dan Reynolds used to fly over the audience during Imagine Dragons’ sold-out February 2013 show at The Joint as well as an autographed copy of the property’s in-room Hard Rock Hotel Magazine, featuring the band on the cover.

The same evening, Imagine Dragons said goodbye to the final days of 2013 with a special sold out performance inside The Joint. The Las Vegas-based rockers were joined by special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights. Following, Dan Reynolds performed a DJ set inside Body English Nightclub & Afterhours.

12.30.13 Imagine Dragons new memorabilia case located inside Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas
Imagine Dragons display at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Photo Credit: © Erik Kabik / Erik Kabik Photography

12.30.13 Imagine Dragons joined by Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live 3rd from L and Chas Smith of Hard Rock Hotel far R
Imagine Dragons joined by Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live (3rd from left) and Chas Smith (far right) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Photo Credit: © Erik Kabik / Erik Kabik Photography

Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas includes:

In honor of Elvis’ birthday, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, the first 100 guests who dress as The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will receive a complimentary ticket to that evening’s 7 p.m. performance of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Guests must appear in person dressed as Elvis beginning at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Harrah’s Las Vegas box office to receive their ticket, must stay in costume for the duration of the show, and must also agree to a photo on stage following the performance. One ticket will be offered per individual dressed as Elvis and all tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The tickets are only valid for the performance on Jan. 8.

LAND ROVER LAS VEGAS, along with THINKFIRSTNEVADA and RICARDO LAGUNA, team up once again in an effort to educate young people about the importance of making safe decisions. From 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Jan. 11at Land Rover Las Vegas 5255, West Sahara Avenue,  kids will have the chance to meet the BMX star and receive a free helmet from ThinkFirst Nevada. Additionally, Laguna and friends will put on a BMX demonstration for everyone and other entertainment, including a magic show by magician Seth Grabel and funk-style dancing by Angel Escamilla to keep the energy going throughout the event. Food trucks will also be onsite with items for sale and the Clark County School District police will be onsite showcasing their vehicles and holding various activities. Kids must be present for helmet fitting and helmets are available while supplies last.

The Venetian Las Vegas welcomes back award winning comedienne RITA RUDNER to The Sands Showroom stage for limited engagements in 2014 beginning Sunday, Jan. 19.  Rudner’s show is at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $59 and $79, inclusive of tax and fees. A limited number of VIP Packages, which include a pre-show photo and an exclusive Rita Rudner ring, are available for $109 per person, inclusive of tax and fees.

Ska musicians THE ENGLISH BEAT will perform at the Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Hotel as part of the Cafe’s FREE live music program on Friday, January 17. Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is free. 2-for-1 Miller Lite during shows. 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverages for locals with valid photo ID during shows.

Famed musician, songwriter and former lead singer of the Canadian band The Guess Who, BURTON CUMMINGS, will bring his timeless sound to The Orleans Showroom on January 17 and 18. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees.

Faith Lutheran Theatre Company’s International Thespian Society presents the high school theater production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at the Performing Arts Center at Faith Lutheran High School Jan. 17 – 26, 2014 for six memorable performances, including matinee and evening show times. Entertaining audiences with unstoppable humor and a bold score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a five-time Tony Award-winning musical with a hilarious storyline that pays tribute to the dazzling spirit of old-school American musical comedies. Performances of The Drowsy Chaperone can be seen at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, along with 4 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday. Tickets are $10.

The Broadway-style comedy PAWN SHOP LIVE!, a parody of the story behind HISTORY’s reality smash hit “Pawn Stars,” is set to open at the Gordie Brown Showroom inside the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 21. PAWN SHOP LIVE! includes story contributions from Rick Harrison and the Harrison family. The break-out stars of the TV show have fully endorsed the production, which will run Tuesday through Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets  are on sale now and are priced at $24.95, $29.95 and $39.95 (tax and fees are additional).

Multi talented illusionist, SETH GRABEL,  featured on America's Got Talent,  is performing his variety magic show in the Madrid Theater at Sunset Station Casino for one night only,  Jan. 19th at 7PM.  Seth Grabel has developed a unique fusion of entertainment, combining acrobatics with illusions creating “Acrobatic Magic”, a family friendly show with a hint of surprise and character.  General admission tickets are $54.60. Locals special: $17.95.

GALAXY GREEN VALLEY LUXURY+ THEATRE will host the 2014 INAUGURAL HALF SEASON OF CINEMA SOCIETY OF LAS VEGAS making its Las Vegas debut on Jan. 27 with season opener Spinning Plates. Las Vegans will soon be able to experience prestige motion pictures by top major and independent studios on a monthly basis from the comfort of a Luxury+ theater. Each showing will feature a pre-show cinema chat with Cinema Society of Las Vegas Director, Andrew Friedenberg, and key members from the film (directors, producers, cast, cameramen, etc. based on availability), along with an open forum for informative discussion following the screening. Season tickets can be purchased at www.cinemasociety.com for $55 and include admission to all four movies.

Multi-talented country singer, DOLLY PARTON, will perform her celebrated hits at Primm Valley Casino Resorts’ Star of the Desert Arena on January 25, 2014. Showtime is 8 p.m. Ticket prices are  $68.45 to $111.70 (including taxes and fees).

SHELBI SCHROEBER'S EXHIBITION, “INDEFINITE OBSESSION,” will be held in Grant Hall Gallery, located on the UNLV campus, from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. The exhibition is open to the public daily from 9am-5:30pm, with an opening reception on Fri., Jan. 31 from 6-9pm.

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO kick-off the YEAR OF THE HORSE with a ceremonial dragon dance complete with firecrackers and eye painting ceremony. The colorful event will feature a parade of dancers and drummers dressed in authentic costumes as they make their way throughout the properties. The kick-off DRAGON DANCE takes place on Friday Jan. 31 at 3pm beginnning with an eye painting ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere, making its way through the casino to The Waterfall  Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo, and continuing through The Palazzo.

To commemorate the Year of the Horse, the resort’s floral and horticulture department worked with a team of artisans, and consulted with a Feng Shui master, to produce the massive “YEAR OF THE HORSE” ART INSTALLATION. Guests are invited to visit the captivating beauty of this display in The Waterfall  Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo.  Year of the Horse art installation will run through Feb. 16.


Legendary controversial comedian ANDREW DICE CLAY’s one-of-a-kind residency at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’ award-winning venue Vinyl has been extended through March 2014  with the addition of 15 shows. Showtime is 9 p.m. Show dates are are Jan. 30 – 31, Feb. 1, 13, 15 – 16, March 6, 8 – 9, 13, 15 – 16,  26 – 27, 29. Tickets start at $59 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now. Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend.

Impressionist, actor and comedian DANA CARVEY returns to The Orleans Showroom stage January 31 and February 1. Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $54.95, plus tax and convenience fees.

Following a hugely-successful 18-show run in late 2013, Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed actor MEAT LOAF will return to the RockTellz & CockTails stage at the PH Showroom inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  Kicking off the 2014 series, Meat Loaf will perform 24 dates, beginning Feb. 13, which promises an unparalleled lineup of artists. Tickets for RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf will go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. PST and details for the series’ next legacy artist will be announced shortly.

Celebrity Sightings:

Monday night, Jan 6...

Special guest DJ and award winning producer Swizz Beatz took to the turntables at Marquee Nightclub marking the Monster Takeover.  Former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal joined him at the mic surprising partygoers before heading to a VIP table on the dance floor.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin was spotted dining with friends att LAVO Italian Restaurant.

Internet personality iJustine also dined at LAVO.

Shaquille ONeal DJ Eric D-Lux Marquee Monster Takeover
Shaquille O'Neal and DJ D-Lux
Photo Credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Swizz Beatz Marquee Monster Takeover
Swizz Beatz
Photo Credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Swizz Beatz Shaquille ONeal Marquee Monster Takeover
Swizz Beatz and Shaquille O'Neal
Photo Credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Sunday, Jan. 5...

World-renowned celebrity DJ Tiësto dined at CRUSH eat, drink, love at MGM Grand.

Saturday, Jan. 4...

Actress Dot Marie Jones, best known from “GLEE,” celebrated her 50th birthday at LAVO Italian Restaurant with friends including former “GLEE” costar Ashley Fink as well as her partner, Bridget Casteen, who she recently married.  

Dot Marie Jones Bridget Casteen Birthday at LAVO
Dot Marie Jones and Bridget Casteen
Photo Credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Thursday night, Jan 2, 2014...

Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou dined at TAO Asian Bistro with family and friends.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014...

Pop rock singer Ryan Cabrera dined at Sugar Factory’s Town Square Las Vegas location.

Hip hop recording artist J. Cole and a group of friends dined at Carmine’s inside the Forum Shops at Caesars.

Ryan Cabrera
Ryan Cabrera dining at Sugar Factory Town Square
Courtesy Sugar Factory

Singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth was spotted dining at LAVO Italian Restaurant.

Tuesday, Dec. 31...

The longest-running headliner in Las Vegas, Frank Marino, celebrated New Year’s Eve by taking in Britney Spears’ new show, Piece of Me in The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  The Queen of the Strip and the pop princess had the chance to meet at the show. Marino has been on hiatus, recovering from surgery, since December.

Britney Spears and Frank Marino
Britney Spears and Frank Marino
Photo - Courtesy: SPI Entertainment

Grammy Award-winning singer Miguel hosted New Year’s Eve at TAO where he was joined by girlfriend Nazanin Mandi as well as family members and friends.

Undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather was also spotted celebrating at TAO. Joined by a group of friends, he took in the lively club from a VIP table and requested songs from DJ Politik.
 
At LAVO, DJ Vice brought in the New Year right with a high energy party and incredible Strip views of the fireworks from LAVO’s terrace as Dutch DJ Chuckie rang in 2014 at Marquee.

TAO NYE Atmosphere
TAO New Year's Eve atmosphere
 Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Miguel Nazanin Mandi TAO Nightclub NYE
Miguel and Nazanin Mandi
 Al Powers, Powers Imagery

LAVO NYE Atmosphere
LAVO New Year's Eve atmosphere
Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery

DJ Chuckie Marquee NYE
DJ Chuckie New Year's Eve at Marquee
Karl Larson, Powers Imagery

Pop artist Keri Hilson rang in the New Year at LAX Nightclub inside Luxor Hotel and Casino . Before Hilson began her performance, DJ Mars, her personal MC, pumped up the crowd playing throwback remixes by her producer and close friend Timbaland.

Keri Hilson countdown 2 LAX Nightclub
Keri Hilson
Photo credit: Josh Metz/ SPYONvegas

For the opening weekend and triumphant return of Beacher's Madhouse Las Vegas, creator and showman Jeff Beacher threw a New Year’s Eve bash like no other at the performance theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. A-List celebrities in attendance included Derek Hough, Ashley Greene, Ryan Lochte, Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza, Michale Turchin, Lance Bass, Josh Henderson and more. Joining in New Year’s Eve festivities was a performance of Mini-Britney alongside the infamous 7-foot-tall Amazon Ashley, Mini-Beyonce, Mini-Miley and Mini-Robin Thicke, the world’s tallest stripper, Mini-Kanye, Mini-Psy, Mini Michael Jackson, Shaving Cream Man, Beacher's Babies, 8 year old DJ Chino and Beacher's house band The Pawn Shop, all whom performed inside the 8,500-square-foot fantasy-filled theatre, featuring MC Pete Giovine.

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Derek Hough and Mario Lopez
New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration At Beacher's Madhouse At MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Photo credit: Bryan Steffy, Getty Images/ WireImage

Beachers Madhouse NYE14 Ashley Greene Lo
Ashley Greene
New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration At Beacher's Madhouse At MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Photo credit: Bryan Steffy, Getty Images/ WireImage

Beachers Madhouse NYE14 Mario Lopez Courtney Mazza Lo
Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza
New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration At Beacher's Madhouse At MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Photo credit: Bryan Steffy, Getty Images/ WireImage

Beachers Madhouse NYE14 Ryan Lochte Lo
Ryan Lochte
New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration At Beacher's Madhouse At MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Photo credit: Bryan Steffy, Getty Images/ WireImage

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Michael Turchin and Lance Bass
New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration At Beacher's Madhouse At MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Photo credit: Bryan Steffy, Getty Images/ WireImage

 Real Housewives’ NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and new addition Mynique Smith gathered with their closest friends and family at Tryst Nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas. With Lil Jon acting as master of ceremonies behind the DJ booth, the group of ladies counted down on stage with the venue’s iconic 90-foot waterfall serving as the perfect backdrop as fireworks exploded above from the Las Vegas Strip.

Tryst - New Years Eve - NeNe Leakes - Cynthia Bailey
Ne Ne Leakes and Cynthia Bailey
Photo credit: Emilio Gonzales/Tryst Las Vegas

Tryst - NYE - Lil Jon
Lil Jon
Photo credit: Emilio Gonzales/Tryst Las Vegas

Tryst - NYE - NeNe Leakes - Lil Jon
Ne Ne Leakes and Lil Jon
Photo credit: Emilio Gonzales/Tryst Las Vegas

Monday night, Dec. 30...

Jamie Lynn Spears, whose sister Britney recently debuted her “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood, was spotted with friends at a VIP table at Marquee Nightclub.

Dancing With the Stars dance pros Mark Ballas and Derek Hough were seen dining at TAO with friends.

Sunday night, Dec. 29...

Television personality Nene Leakes, joined by her husband Gregg and friends, was spotted at TAO Asian Bistro.

Saturday, Dec. 28...

UFC fighter Francisco "Cisco" Rivera was spotted partying with friends at TAO Nightclub.

Actress Olivia Munn and boyfriend Joel Kinnaman, along with heiress Nicky Hilton were spotted partying the night away at the newly opened Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand. Also making an appearance was actors Kellan Lutz, Emile Hirsch and Frankie Delgado.
 
The Vaudeville-inspired spectacle welcomed a number of talented acts as they made their Las Vegas debut including the talented Mini-Nicki Minaj along with many iconic Beacher’s Madhouse talent including Mini-Prince, knife throwers and more.

Spotted partying at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s  was UFC fighter Cisco Rivera. The athlete and his group enjoyed a late night of post-fight action at the  gentlemen’s club.

Friday, December 27, 2013...

Rio Headliner Eddie Griffin at The Shade Tree shelter, flipping burger for the residents. The jokes kept coming out as Eddie took pictures and signed autographs for everyone. During the lunch, Eddie and his celebrity friends such as Mike Tyson were tweeting live pictures.

Reality star DJ Pauly D indulged in late night partying at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club.

Thursday, December 26, 2013...

Singer and American Idol alumni Adam Lambert attended Rock of Ages at The Venetian Las Vegas on in order to rock out and cheer on cast member and close friend Terrance Spencer (Mayor/Ja’Keith).


Adam Lambert Terrance Spencer
Terrance Spencer with Adam Lambert
Photo Credit: Courtesy of ROCK OF AGES Las Vegas


Adam Lambert  with full cast
Adam Lambert with the Rock of Ages Las Vegas Company
Photo Credit: Courtesy of ROCK OF AGES Las Vegas

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