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Therapy Las Vegas Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Las Vegas

Therapy, located at 518 E. Fremont St. between 6th St. and Las Vegas Blvd, celebrated its grand opening Thursday night, June 18,  with a party and ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Therapy will introduce Downtown Las Vegas to progressive, yet approachable American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails when it officially opens for business Friday evening.

Therapy Grand Opening Crowd Shot
Therapy Las Vegas
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

To kick off the night, Therapy co-owners Jared Weiss and Sig Rogich joined Mayor Goodman in toasting to the opening with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. Therapy was also presented with an official proclamation from the office of Congresswoman Dina Titus welcoming the restaurant to the neighborhood.

Therapy Owners and Mayor
Jared and Lisa Weiss, Mayor Goodman, Britten Lawrence and Sig Rogich
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

During the party, hundreds of guests sampled a variety of Therapy’s signature small plates prepared by Executive Chef Daniel Ontiveros, including oxtail empanadas, shrimp ceviche, mixed mushroom flatbreads and a selection of cured meats and cheeses. Guests also enjoyed handcrafted cocktails, champagne, wine and beer while taking in music from a live jazz band. Notable guests included Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, filmmaker- producer Nicholas Jarecki, Danny and Amy Tarkanian, among others.

Therapy Grand Opening Appetizers
Waitress with appetizers
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

Therapy will be open for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 19 through Sunday and will be open for full business hours beginning Monday, June 22. Hours of operation include 11 a.m. to midnight from Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Insomniac and Clark County Commissioners Celebrated the Fifth Anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas at the "Welcome to the Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign Thursday evening, June 17

Insomniac CEO and Founder Pasquale Rotella and Clark County Commissioners celebrated the return of North America’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas, and EDC Week with an electrifying photo moment with theatrical performers in front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.”

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During the event, County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner and Chairman of the Board for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Lawrence Weekly and County Commission Vice Chairman Larry Brown welcomed EDC Las Vegas back to the city by presenting Rotella with a proclamation declaring it “EDC Week” in Clark County and on the Las Vegas Strip while congratulating him on five years in Las Vegas.

EDC Las Vegas officially kicks off Friday night, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with festival goers partying from dusk-till-dawn through June 21. The fully transformed speedway creates a neon-lit carnival experience with vibrant costumed performers, mind-blowing theatrics, interactive art installations, eight newly designed stages and a nightly fireworks display known to surpass the Olympics.

June Edition of Mondays Dark Benefits Orion Cancer Foundation

The June edition of Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock was held on Monday evening, June 15 inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  It was the 18th in a series of a monthly fundraising events that, so far, have raised over $180,000 to benefit local charities.   This month the charity of choice was the Orion Cancer Foundation which helps lesson the financial burden of people fighting cancer by giving them monetary assistance in paying their rent, bills, and other basic needs when they are not in the position to help themselves.

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Mark Shunock
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The theme for the entertainment filled evening was the music of “Motown” featuring some of the best singers, musicians and other performers in Las Vegas that donated their talent and time in support of the worthy cause. Backed by musical director Kenny Davidson on keyboard and a fantastic band, the lineup included singers Dani Corley (Gladys Knight's “If I Were Your Woman”); Elvis impersonator and one of the stars of Million Dollar Quartet, Justin Shandor (Stevie Wonder's “My Cherie Amor”) accompanied by Lisa Song Sutton on flute;  French singer Lou lLou White (Brenda Holloway's “Every Little Bit Hurts”);  Fantasy's Jamie Lynch (The Jackson Five's “Whose Lovin' You); Savannah Smith (The Jackson's “I Want You Back”);  Skye Dee Miles (The Temptation's “I Wish It Would Rain”);  Jassen Allen and Phillip Drennen (Smokey Robinson's “Cruisin”); Rock of Ages' Rustin Cole Sailors (Marvin Gaye's “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”);  an original Fly Girl from TV's oldie but goodie “In Living Color” Diedre Lang (Mary Wells' “My Guy”); one of the leads of “Motown the Musical” that is currently on tour Mark Moss (Stevie Wonder's “Superstition”); and Vegas The Show star Reva Rice (The Supremes' “You Keep Me Hangin' On”). Also taking the stage were hilarious comedians Drew Thomas and Marc Patrick, himself a cancer survivor, and celebrity journalist Robin Leach, who for the second consecutive month, read a funny but true “Missed Connection” that was actually posted on Craig's List.  In addition, making an appearance as a surprise guest was Sherry Gordy, the daughter of Motown founder, Berry Gordy.

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Dani Corely
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Diedre Lang
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Drew Thomas
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Jaime Lynch
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Jassen Allen and Philip Drennen
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Lisa Song Sutton and Justin Shandor
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Lou Lou White
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Marc Patrick
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Mark Moss
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Motown Legacy
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Reva Rice
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Robin Leach
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Rustin Cole Sailors
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Savannah Smith
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Skye Dee Miles
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Sherry Gordy and Mark Shunock
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Closing out the show were the fabulous Temptations tribute artists, “Motown Legacy”, who brought down the house with their fabulous rendition of Temptation hits including “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, “Just My Imagination, “My Girl”, “Can't Get Next to You” and more, which incorporated spot on dance moves that mirrored those of the original group.

Celebrity red carpet arrivals:

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Brittney Shea Cobb and Chadwick Johnson
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Chris Philips (Zowie Bowie)
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Jerry Jones Jamie Lynch Mondays Dark Jun 69821
Jerry Jones and Jamie Lynch
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Mariah and Patrick Rivera
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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PIP
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Ricardo Laguna and Lisa Song Sutton
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

All proceeds from the evening's fundraising event, including ticket sales and a silent auction, will go to The Orion Cancer Foundation.  Next month's edition of Mondays Dark, which will have the theme “ A New York State of Mind”, will be held on July 20 to benefit The United Way of Southern Nevada. Advance tickets are $20, $30 at the door. You won't find a better and more worthy entertainment deal in Las Vegas.

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

On June 16, LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. announced a new corporate citizenship commitment to provide homeless youth in the Las Vegas area increased educational resources and support during the summer school break, when they are at a higher risk to lose focus on their education.

Through donations to local service organizations NEVADA PARTNERSHIP FOR HOMELSS YOUTH (NPHY) and  STREET TEENS, LVS will help more homeless teens focus on their academic and professional futures by providing strengthened educational sites and assistance that are available year-round, including technology, personal support and scholarships.

 LVS has established a $60,000 grant for NPHY, to fund computers, books and other career resources for its drop-in center, which allow youth to focus on academics and plan their future with the help of NPHY's case managers, especially during the summer months when they have few good choices of where they will spend their time. This grant also will support scholarships, pay school fees for some clients and increase staffing to assist homeless youth.  LVS' also has established a $45,000 grant for STREET TEENS, which will allow the organization to expand its infrastructure and provide more educational resources at its drop-in center, which is a critical resource for homeless teens during the summer months.

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas will throw an NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BASH HOSTED BY GOLDEN STATE WARRIOR, SMALL FORWARD, HARRISON BARNES on Saturday, June 20.  Known for making three major 3-point shots and leading the team to their victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals, Barnes will spend the evening in a lavish VIP booth.  Revelers and Golden State Warriors fans will join the athlete in a night full of bass thumping beats by famous hip-hop DJ, DJ Drama.  Admission to the party is $30.

Delano Las Vegas recently debuted “GRAVITATION,” a new installation by Zak Ostrowski.  Inspired by the picturesque Las Vegas desert, the exhibit showcases art derived from natural, locally sourced materials that emulate the design philosophy of The Strip’s newest hotel.

Each piece in GRAVITATION was deliberately selected to parallel the Mojave-inspired design concept of Delano Las Vegas, such as Ostrowski’s sculptural bench. Made of concrete, the sculpture combines art, design and nature while incorporating representations of desert sandstone into the finished piece.

Zak Ostrowski
Zak Ostrowski design
Photo courtesy of Delano Las Vegas

Now through July 6, Delano Las Vegas guests can enjoy Ostrowski’s collection of paintings, sculptures and furniture on display throughout the hotel’s lobby. Processes like wood-burning, laser-cutting and automotive paint have transformed ordinary and organic objects into distinct and unexpected works of art. These works complement the dramatic divided boulder, gravity-defying rock sculpture and other desert-inspired décor found throughout Delano Las Vegas.

The critically acclaimed show FRANK – THE MAN. THE MUSIC.” starring Bob Anderson and featuring a 32-piece orchestra under the musical direction of Vincent Falcone, has extended its residency at The Palazzo Las Vegas through December 31, 2015.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, MICHAEL GRIMM's residency at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been CANCELLED. All guests will be refunded at point of purchase.

Chef-Owner Daniel Boulud of DB BRASSERIE AT THE VENETIAN shows his appreciation for locals by extending a 30% DISCOUNT now through Sept. 7, 2015 to Nevada residents. To receive the special rate guests simply inform their servers that they are locals and show their valid Nevada IDs. The 30% discount is not valid during happy hour and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion; valid for parties of 12 or less; restrictions may apply.

TOWBIN DODGE, in partnership with the NEVADA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (SPCA), will hold an ADOPTION EVENT in the dealership’s showroom (275 Auto Mall Drive in Henderson)from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, for a variety of dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds, each spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccines ready to be adopted into loving homes. Towbin will donate $150 to the Nevada SPCA for each car sold that day and will also be accepting donations of essential items for the Nevada SPCA, including canned cat and dog food, blankets, towels and even crates.

The 1st ANNUAL ALL IN ONE SINGLES CONFERENCE for professional singles looking for love—and a good time, will be held  8 pm on Saturday, June 20 at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 2989 Paradise Road.  Learn the tools you need to create and sustain a healthy love life, with marriage and relationship therapist Kelly Fisher Join us for a fun filled night of knowledge, speed dating and singles mixer. This event is for professionals and entrepreneurs, 25 years and older. Dress code is business casual (and strictly enforced). Tickets are $25.

Comedian, actor, writer and radio personality D.L. HUGHLEY will bring his popular stand-up act to The Orleans Showroom, June 26 and 27.  Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95 plus tax and convenience fees.


Life Time Athletic Summerlin will host a POOLAPALOOZA POOL PARTY from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, at the club’s resort-style outdoor pool. The family-friendly event will feature a pirate theme and is open to both members and non-members.Poolapalooza will provide fun for all ages with a live DJ, giant inflatable waterslide, face painting, balloon animals, refreshments and pirate-themed attractions and giveaways for children. Life Time will be offering food selections from a ‘Crab Ye Grub’ menu with all meals priced at $4.29 and served with carrots, celery, chips and choice of ‘arrrr-ganic’ milk or ‘naturrrr-al’ juice.  Poolapalooza is open to members and non-members of Life Time Athletic. The event is free for members and their guests; non-members are welcome for a fee of $35 per person, which includes a 24-hour access window to all club facilities.

Fremont Street Experience’s ROCK OF VEGAS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES presents a FREE CONCERT by SMASH MOUTH AND TOAD THE WET SPROCKET on Saturday, June 27 at the 1st Street Stage. Toad the Wet Sprocket will take the stage first at 9 p.m. followed by Smash Mouth about 10:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will be CLOSING the iconic, trendsetting, CENTER BAR on Sunday, June 28. In honor of the year it opened, the iconic hub will offer 1995-themed “Last Call” drink specials and will host a “Final Toast” party to commemorate the occasion.

Guests can enjoy Center Bar’s “LAST CALL” PROMOTION from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. The special features five of the bar’s most popular shots from 1995 including “Surfer on Acid,” “Purple Hooter,” “Scooby Snack,” “Red Headed Slut” and “Cosmopolitan Shot.” The select shots are just $5 and come with a limited-edition Center Bar shot glass (while supplies last).

In addition, Center Bar will host a “FINAL TOAST” PARTY for locals and visitors alike as well as past and current employees on Sunday, June 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. The soiree will feature top music hits from 1995, and attendees are encouraged to sign their name on the original Center Bar before it closes. Throughout the commemorative event, the globe hanging above the hotspot will shine bright before turning off when the final toast is given by Robin Leach. An after party at The Ainsworth with DJ Dash will conclude the evening and construction will begin the following day.

Direct from their Off-Broadway run, BevNap Productions will present the Las Vegas premiere of RE-DESIGNING WOMEN by Jamie Morris, the twisted mind behind plays including “Mommie Queerest,” (LA Weekly Theater Award winner), “The Silence of the Clams,” and “Gilligan’s Fire Island". Directed by Christopher Kenney (EDIE from “Zumanity”), this unauthorized original comedy parody, featuring an all male cast, celebrates one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 1980s. Performance dates and times are July 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18 at 8PM and July 12 at 5 PM at the ONYX THEATRE in Commercial Center. Tickets are $25.

The 2015 “Ribbon of Life” production, ROCKIN’ THE RIBBON, has added even more amazing talent. On Sunday, June 28 at The New Tropicana Las Vegas, audiences will see performances by Clint Holmes, Pia Zadora, Jan Rouven, Philip Drennen, House Seats Presents, RagTag Entertainment, and Celebrity City Chorus.  These talented performers will join 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.A limited number of tickets to the annual “Ribbon of Life” event are still available and start at $45. Keeping with the Rockin’ the Ribbon theme, Golden Rainbow will give away one pair of tickets and a two-night stay at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in a Facebook contest encouraging followers to rock their ribbons. To enter, people are encouraged to submit photos that show them creatively donning the signature red HIV/AIDS ribbon to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for submissions is Monday, June 22.

Two of alternative rock's defining music artists, THIRD EYE BLIND AND DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, are coming together for a massive summer tour and will make a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, July 11. Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees).

Grammy Award nominee, comedian STEVEN WRIGHT returns to The Orleans Showroom July 10 and 11 with his trademark wit, absurdist one-liners, monotone voice and deadpan delivery.


Celebrity sightings:

Friday, June 19...

Boxing champion, Mike Tyson fueled up on  a selection of dishes from Carmine’s while signing memorabilia for fans at Field of Dreams in the Forum Shops at Caesars. The hungry athlete took

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
Photo courtesy of Carmine's

Sunday, June 14...

Actress and Las Vegas headliner Suzanne Somers attended the 7 p.m. performance of Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas. Following the show, the Suzanne Sizzles songstress met with cast members backstage.

The sprawling 65,000 square foot indoor/outdoor rooftop pool club, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub atop The Cromwell, celebrated a milestone as celebrities and Las Vegas partiers showed their support for the hotspot's one-year anniversary. In attendance were The Weeknd, Quincy Jones, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, Vicetone, Dannic, Lamar Odom, Shaun Phillips, Phil Loadholt and more.

Friday night, June 12...

Holly Madison was spotted dining at LAVO.

At TAO TJ Ward of the Denver Broncos took over a VIP table as DJ Politik manned the decks.

Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks, Golden Tate of the Detroit Lions and former NFL pro Sidney Rice were together at Marquee as Cash Cash headlined in the main room.

Thursday, June 11...

Mark Cuban, star of TV’s Shark Tank and the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was spotted with a group of players from his NBA team at TAO’s Worship Thursday.  Team members, including seven-foot-tall Dirk Nowitzki, took in the sounds of DJ Five from several VIP tables on the dance floor.

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