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Golden Rainbow Creates Living Ribbon to Kick Off 'Ribbon of Life' at The New Tropicana Las Vegas

Supporters of Golden Rainbow came together at The New Tropicana Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 10 to kick off this year’s “Ribbon of Life” by forming a Living Ribbon. Approximately 75 people donned various shades of red to create the ribbon on the corner of Tropicana Ave and Las Vegas Blvd to show solidarity with those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The event kicked off this year’s “Ribbon of Life,” which will take place Saturday, June 28 in the Tropicana Theater.

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Golden Rainbow Creates Living Ribbon at The New Tropicana Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of The New Tropicana

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Golden Rainbow Creates Living Ribbon at The New Tropicana Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of The New Tropicana

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Golden Rainbow at The New Tropicana Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of The New Tropicana

“We are so grateful to everyone who came out to show support today,” said Gary Costa, executive director of Golden Rainbow. “Having everyone come together to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS is what the ‘Ribbon of Life’ show is all about and today was the perfect way to kick it off.”

This year’s event, Rockin’ the Ribbon, will benefit men, women, and children living in Clark County whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. The rock and roll themed show will feature stars from Las Vegas’ favorite shows including “ShowStoppers,” “Jubilee,” “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” “MJ Live,” “Legends in Concert,” “Pin Up,” “Vegas! The Show,” and more and will be hosted by Edie (“Zumanity”) and Sean McAllister (“MORE” and “MORE Access”). The production will be immediately followed by an after party in the Havana Room, where attendees can mix and mingle with performers and partake in a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets are now on sale and sponsorship packages are available.

Amorino Gelato Celebrates Grand Opening of 2nd Las Vegas Location

Amorino, considered the best European gelato brand, celebrated the opening of its newest Las Vegas location at 625 S. Grand Central Parkway, inside Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, on Wednesday afternoon, June 10.

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Amorino Gelato counter
Photo courtesy of Amorino Gelato

Jeremy Decherchi rose gelato
Jeremy Decherchi with rose gelato
Photo courtesy of Amorino Gelato

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Jeremy  Decherchi and Nicolas Mouillon
Photo courtesy of Amorino Gelato

In attendance were many media and VIP’s who sampled delicious menu items, such as natural and organic gelato, smoothies, macarons, Gaufre Glace waffle, affogato, frappuccino’s and more! Even pro BMX rider Ricardo Laguna jumped behind the counter at the chance to learn the techniques of how to scoop and create Amorino’s exclusive rose gelato.

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Ricardo Laguna gets a rose tutorial
Photo courtesy of Amorino Gelato

Founded in 2002 by childhood friends Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, Amorino is known for its quality, consistency and flavor, which is achieved through the use of all-natural products. This marks the second Las Vegas location, and both are owned by Jeremy Decherchi and Nicolas Mouillon. Amorino has a strong European following with more than 100 stores and is building steam in the U.S. with about 10 locations now open.

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

Local alternative/folk duo, JILL & JULIA knocked out the competition at First Friday Las Vegas’ first-ever “Music is Beautiful” competition on Friday, June 5.  After narrowing down more than 100 bands that applied to be part of “Music is Beautiful,” First Friday Las Vegas invited 23 musical artists to perform at one of eight different downtown venues during the monthly arts and culture festival who competed for the top spot to perform at the annual Life is Beautiful festival in September. After tallying up judges’ votes, First Friday attendees’ feedback and online votes, Jill & Julia not only walked away with new fans, but the opportunity to perform at the popular three-day festival.  Jill & Julia’s exact Life is Beautiful performance date and time is to be determined.

LICENSING EXPO, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, took place June 9-11 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, with the goal of connecting brand owners with retailers, manufacturers and promotional partners. Featuring 5,000+ brands each year, more than 1,800 of those brands are from consumer goods and lifestyle categories such as household, automotive, publishing, sports, food and beverage, corporate and non-profit.

Comedian, singer and world-renowned ventriloquist TERRY FATOR hit a milestone, celebrating his 50th birthday on June 10!  To celebrate the occasion, the multi talented entertainer was surprised on stage during his show at The Mirage with a Winston-shaped cake. Being a giving person, Fator will spread the love with a $50 TICKET OFFER available to fans for all shows through August 31, while supplies last.

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Terry Fator
Photo courtesy of The Mirage

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL has been awarded 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, which recognizes the show as a top performing Las Vegas production as reviewed by travelers on the world's largest travel site.  Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.  This award-winning production has been thrilling audiences in Las Vegas since 2011.  Performances can be seen nightly at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS, the famed dinner show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino, also announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.  The “Hall of Fame” was created to honor those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

TREVI inside The Forum Shops at Caesars has introduced a special offer for all guests attending a show at Caesars Palace along with a late-night happy hour featuring discounted food and drink favorites. TREVI’s happy hour specials are also available from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Available now throughout the summer, TREVI will offer one complimentary happy hour bellini to anyone that presents a ticket stub or receipt from a show that evening at The Colosseum or from The Strip-side show, Absinthe. No purchase is required but the offer is limited one per-person and valid only for those 21 and older. Restrictions may apply.

Along with the late-night ticket promotion, TREVI is offering a late-night happy hour available from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Specials include $6 TREVI Bites, along with drink specials for $4, bottled beer for $5 and wine and cocktails for $7.

Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series continues as MARTHA DAVIS & THE MOTELS, THE TUBES, AND THE SMITHEREENS are set to perform a FREE CONCERT on the 3rd Street Stage on Saturday, June 13 at 9 p.m.

BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS will support GRANT A GIFT AUTISM FOUNDATION by hosting a sensory-friendly show, suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders on Sunday, June 14 at the Blue Man Group Theater inside the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino.  Show starts at 2 p.m. Doors open 1:05 pm. Tickets are only $36 with proceeds from the event going directly to the nonprofit. Blue Man Group is supporting autism programs in all of its markets, including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City and Orlando, with a minimum donation of $25,000 given to the cause.
 
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hosts its third annual REHAB BIKINI INVITATIONAL from June 13 to Sept. 19 with resident DJ Crystal Hefner. The contest kicks off with three rounds of preliminary elimination events on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8; the finale will be held on Sept. 19. Competing models will have the chance to win cash prizes; participate in photo shoots while working with professional photographers, swimwear fashion designers and event coordinators in the industry; and more.

Las Vegas headliner, comedy juggler JEFF CIVILLICO will perform a guest residency at Bugsy’s Cabaret inside the  Flamingo Las Vegas from Sunday June 14 through Sunday Sept. 6, and will then return to his home at The LINQ Hotel & Casino after Labor Day Weekend. Civillico will perform two family friendly shows daily 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, dark Friday and Saturday. The guest residency at the neighboring Flamingo is taking place during The LINQ Theater’s exciting renovations.  As the summer is Jeff’s "busy season" with an all-ages show, he’s opted for a summer run at an alternative location right next door.

Las Vegas duo Victor and Jenny Arata, who perform death-defying roller skating stunts  as THE SKATING ARATAS, help two surprise celebrities compete to become the ‘ultimate entertainer’ on NBC’s “I Can Do That” Tuesday, June 16 and June 23.  The show airs at 10 p.m. in the Las Vegas area.  Check local listings for other locations.  The Skating Aratas perform nightly in V – The Ultimate Variety Show at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.99, plus all applicable taxes and fees.

KOTTONMOUTH KINGS have CANCELLED THEIR SUMMER TOUR, which includes the June 19th performance at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Friday Night Live at the Pool. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Country music superstar BILLY DEAN & THE STEEL HORSES BAND will return to Las Vegas for a special performance at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station on Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 plus tax and applicable fees, and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas.

Singer and entertainer MATT GOSS will premiere his new weekly residency at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 23. The multi-platinum artist will now take the stage four nights a week: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the famous Gossy Room.  Goss is also the musical director and producer of his show. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Ticket prices (Inclusive of entertainment tax) are $50 for General Admission, $80 for Gold Circle and $120 for VIP (which includes Gold Circle seating and a meet and greet with Goss).  Box office fees apply. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Colosseum Box Office at Caesars Palace.

Returning to the turntables for his second appearance as DJ Diesel, NBA legend SHAQUILLE O'NEAL will host an epic bash at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday, June 27.


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Shaquille O'Neal
Photo courtesy of Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop

Comedienne KATHY GRIFFIN will return to the Aces of Comedy lineup at The Mirage Friday, July 3.at 10 p.m. The two-time Emmy winner, New York Times best-selling author and three-time GRAMMY nominee has made audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. Tickets prices start at $59.99 plus tax and service fees.

Comedienne SOMMORE brings her stand-up comedy act,  featuring frank, fearless routines and controversial wit, to the Suncoast Showroom, July 11 and 12. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office,

Closings:

The "Duck Commander Musical" based on the A&E TV show "Duck Dynasty" closed at The Rio after a 6-week run.
 
miX Restaurant and miX Lounge have closed at the DELANO.

Simon Restaurant & Lounge closed in the Palms Place Tower.

Celebrity sightings:

Tuesday, June 9...

Guitarists Bryce Soderberg and Steve Stout of the hit rock band Lifehouse were spotted at Blue Man Group inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Following the performance, the band members went backstage for a private VIP meet-and-greet with the Blue Men and cast members.

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Lifehouse at Blue Man Group
Photo courtesy of Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

 

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