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St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosted its third annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser at Vinyl on Saturday, March 7.  Celebrity shavers included Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts; Craig Wayne Boyd, season seven winner of NBC’s “The Voice” and opener of the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency at The Joint; Adrian Zmed, actor and TV personality; and Chris Kael, bassist of Five Finger Death Punch. The event raised more than $10,000 for the nonprofit organization.

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Adrian Zmed
Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Chris Kael
Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

03.07.15 Craig Wayne Boyd Vinyl
Craig Wayne Boyd
Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Gary LeVox and Max McAndrew
Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Great Clips
Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

Boyd kicked off the event by shaving a participant’s head while his No. 1 single, “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face,” played in the background. Although Boyd didn’t shave his own luscious locks, he posed for photos with fans and signed autographs throughout the afternoon. Also supporting the cause was Zmed, who shaved an attendee’s head with his wife Lyssa Lynne by his side.
In between shaves, local rock band Sin City Sinners took the stage to perform and the band’s manager, Jason Green, emceed the event. When Sin City Sinners finished performing, Green welcomed Kael to the fundraiser and asked him how many heads he would shave. Kael responded, “Until we’re done,” and stayed until the event wrapped up.

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Sin City Sinners
Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

LeVox also made an appearance, took a moment to greet everyone and thank St. Baldrick’s Foundation for allowing him to be a part of the event. He then shaved the head of Max McAndrew, director of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel, while Rascal Flatts’ hit songs “Bless the Broken Road” and “Riot” played in the background.

Other notable guests included Vinyl performers Elvis Monroe, Smells Like Nirvana and Peter Love, as well as singer/model Nieve Malandra.

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

Bauman Rare Books announces an extraordinary exhibit featuring FINE FOOD & DRINK, a Collection of Rare and Unusual Cookbooks, Wine and Cocktail First Editions and Bartender Guides. Sure to delight discerning bibliophiles and discriminating epicureans, the exhibit features such unique items as the first Jewish cookbook published in America, Prohibition-era bartender guides and works on wine appreciation and grape cultivation. The FREE exhibit, open to the public, runs March 10 – April 12 and is located within Bauman’s gallery at The Shoppes at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/ The Palazzo.

On Saturday, March 14, the Las Vegas HIGH ROLLER at The LINQ Promenade (3545 Las Vegas Blvd.) will honor the mathletes in all of us and the once-in-a-lifetime moment when the first 10 digits of PI are displayed in order at 9:26:53 p.m. on Saturday.  All guests who ride the High Roller between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. will receive a free Pi Day t shirt (while supplies last) to commemorate the date and time. Guests will also be able to upgrade their bar order with a special shot available for $3.14 in a High Roller souvenir shot glass.

On Monday,  March 16, Terry Fator will introduce A NEW CHARACTER to his show TERRY FATOR: The VOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT at The Mirage to celebrate his 6th anniversary. The identity of the new character is being kept a secret until show time, but all fans attending will receive a commemorative t-shirt with his/her/its likeness  on it following the show.  Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.99.

JAYDE FUSION, the restaurant at M Resort Spa Casino, will transform its current space into an all-new, ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUSHI DINING EXPERIENCE, beginning March 18.  Guests will be able to enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi and a selection of Asian fusion dishes, whether dining tableside or at the sushi bar. New hours of operation will be Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.

Mark Vranesh Studio presents Art at the Café, a one-night show and artist reception exhibit, titled "FESTIVAL SHOWCASE", March 19 at RACHEL'S KITCHEN, located at 9691 Trailwood Drive, on the southeast corner of Trailwood and Spring Gate in Summerlin. The cafe features inside and outdoor seating.

Politically-charged comedian BILL MAHER will return once again for a weekend of shows at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort, March 21-22. Show time each night is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $43, plus any additional service fees.

As part of its celebrated comedy entertainment offerings, DOWNTOWN GRAND presents a special engagement with legendary comedian MARTY ALLEN, performing at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) on Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23 inside The Grand Parlor. Limited to just 100 guests per performance, tickets are priced at $50 each and include $50 in free casino play per ticket, and can be purchased in person at Player Services on the casino floor at Downtown Grand.

Ukrainian born painter LUBA STOLPER will be debuting her private collection of classic Russian School still life paintings during a one night only public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 at the Art encounter gallery, located at 5720 S. Arville Street in Suite 117 and framing operations in Suite 119. “Ms. Stolper’s realism is amazing, some of the very best I have ever seen,” said Brett Maly, president of Art encounter and resident art expert on the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars.” “We will be showing more than 40 of her works in our new gallery location.”

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Luba Stolper
Photo courtesy of Art Encounter

Luba Stolper - Vintage Lace copy
Vintage Lace
Photo courtesy of Art Encounter

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL'S NEXT ALL STAR COMEDY JAM TOUR will stop at Access Showroom inside Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa for two shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. The stand-up shows will be hosted by FAIZON LOVE featuring comedians AIDA RODRIGUEZ, BILLY SORRELLS AND KELLY 'K-DUB' WALKER. Individual tickets to the show will start at $17.50 and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 and older.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino welcomes Grammy-nominated artist CHARLIE WILSON to the Events Center Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. Wilson will be joined on the Forever Charlie Tour by highly regarded R&B artists KEN AND JOE, both of whom will perform their individual sets.  Tickets are priced at $50, $90 and $130, not including applicable tax and service fees.

MJ LIVE, the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute show, will open at its new home in the Stratosphere Theater on Monday, March 30. Shows will be performed seven nights a week at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $49.95, $59.95, $69.95 and $79.95 plus tax and applicable fees.

THE NIGHTCLUB & BAR CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW, the largest nightlife industry show in North America attracting 39,000+ on-premise professionals, suppliers and industry experts, will be held in Las Vegas March 30-April 1. This year the show will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary.

Comedy Hypnotist JUSTIN TRANZ performs his G rated show in the 500 seat Tommy Wind Theater,  located north of the MGM behind Walgreen’s and Fatburger on The Las Vegas Strip, Show times are 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 each, which includes a 2-for-1. The other show is at 7 p.m when Tommy Wind performs his magic show.

LUPITA D'ALESSIO has POSTPONED her performance scheduled for April 3 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino due to scheduling conflicts. All tickets will be refunded either through or at the original point of purchase.

Celebrity sightings:

Saturday night, March 7...

NASCAR race driver Michael McDowell was spotted at Blue Man Group inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. He went backstage after the performance for a private VIP meet-and-greet with cast members.

 Eric Decker, professional football player and star of E!’s reality series “Eric & Jessie: Game On,” stopped by Body English Nightclub inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Decker arrived to the venue with the property’s resident DJ, Dee Jay Silver, and a small group of friends.

Former professional football player Emmitt Smith was also spotted getting a tour of Body English Nightclub.

Comedians Dave Chappelle and Bill Bellamy were spotted at Marquee Nightclub.  Bellamy jumped into the DJ booth singing along and shouting out to the crowd with DJ Mike Attack.

Professional dancer and choreographer Lacey Schwimmer joined singer, musician and composer Frankie Moreno and his 10-piece band on stage last at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort.

Lacey Schwimmer - Frankie Moreno
Frankie Moreno and Lacy Schwimmer
Photo credit Jake Klein

Friday night, March 6...

Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle kicked off their exclusive Las Vegas residency “One Night Stand,” at TAO. Jenner’s girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter showed her support, taking in the scene from a VIP table on the dance floor.

Brody Jenner William Lifestyle TAO Residency Kickoff
Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle
Photo credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

Canadian boxer Phil Lo Greco was spotted in the crowd after his bout for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights showcase earlier in the night.

Boxer Phil Lo Greco with friends at TAO
Phil Lo Greco with friends
Photo credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

William Lifestyle fueled up for the party with dinner at the Asian Bistro.

Thursday night, March 5...

Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman was spotted dining at TAO joined by teammate Kam Chancellor and friends for dinner. Afterwards, After they made their way to the nightclub for Worship Thursday, where they took in the sounds of DJ Five.