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Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment Celebrates 7th Anniversary at the Mirage

America's Got Talent second season winner, master ventriloquist/impressionist/singer and comedian Terry Fator celebrated the 7th anniversary of his show Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment at The Mirage, on Monday March 14.  During a pre-show celebratory reception, President and C.O.O. of The Mirage Trevor Scherrer announced to guests that the resort has extended Terry’s contract for another five years, through 2021. Among those in attendance were twin bothers Drew and Jonathan Scott from the hit television show Property Brothers and eldest Scott brother J.D. Scott.

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Terry Fator
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment showcases Fator’s unique talent of celebrity impressions through ventriloquism as he moves flawlessly and seemingly effortlessly through the cast while performing songs by Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga, Adele, Etta James, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, and others. He even throws in a little old school doo-wop.

Knowing how important it is to keep his show fresh for returning fans as well as new audiences, Fator has introduced a new character to the cast each year as well as adding some new material that includes timely and humorous pop culture references.  This year is no exception. In the newest version of his show the audience is introduced to Fator’s newest puppet character,  Latino heartthrob, Fernando V. Francisco.

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Fernando V. Francisco
Studio shot Courtesy of Puppet Boy Entertainment

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Opening act Ben Harris and wife Natalia
Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photography

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“Property Brothers” Jonathan and Drew Scott with Angie and Terry
Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photography

Fernando (who may or may not be modeled after actor Antonio Banderas) is a suave and oh so slick, lover of beautiful women and beautiful songs, but mostly beautiful women. While you may think Fabio is a woman’s ultimate dream man, Fernando’s Latin roots prove irresistible with his romantic renditions of “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Hero” and “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.” If Julio Iglesias and The Most Interesting Man in the World conceived a love child, it would be the one and only Fernando V. Francisco.  He joins the lovable cast of characters including Rusty the Robot, Winston the Impersonating Turtle, Vikki “The Cougar,” country legend Walter T. Airdale, annoying neighbor/stoner dude Duggie Scott Walker, Apollo Theater legend Julius, red head teen with the big voice Emma Taylor, the “World’s Greatest Elvis Impersonator” Maynard Thompkins and Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, among others, each with a distinct identity and vocal prowess.

Puppet sidekicks aside, Fator is also a gifted solo singer and gets to showcase his own powerful singing voice without the use of one of the many characters he so brilliantly brings to life. Towards the end of every performance, backed only by his fantastic live band, Fator pays tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military by performing a solo of the song he wrote, “Heroes,” from his 2013 album, It Starts Tonight.

Simply put, Terry Fator is multi gifted entertainer in a class all his own, continually delivering the goods nightly for his audiences.  He is an amazing talent that seems to get better and better.   But don't take my word. Go check out his show for yourself and see why he is The VOICE of Entertainment.

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Terry Fator and his wife, Angie Fiore
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Tickets for Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment start at $59.99, plus applicable taxes and fees. A “Most Valuable Package” (MVP) Experience is available for $149.99 per ticket, plus applicable taxes and fees. The MVP Experience includes premium seating, an autographed photo, a souvenir show program and a complimentary drink. Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator Theatre box office.

Fremont Street Experience Presents Spread the Word Nevada a Check for $17,244 Raised at SlotZilla

SlotZilla Charity Challenge at Fremont Street Experience Raises $17,244 for Spread the Word Nevada

From left to right: Pamela Lang, Spread the Word Nevada Board Member; Kris Hanson, Spread the Word Nevada Board Member; Thomas Bruny, Director of Marketing of Fremont Street Experience; Kris Hipwell, Spread the Word Nevada Board Member; Vicki Soares, Director of Marketing of Spread the Word Nevada. Fremont Street Experience presents a check for $17,244 to Spread the Word Nevada. The proceeds were raised from SlotZilla revenue on Feb. 25, 2016.
Photo courtesy of Scott Roeben of Fremont Street Experience.

Fremont Street Experience hosted a SlotZilla Charity Challenge on Thursday,  Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. to benefit Spread the Word Nevada. 100% of SlotZilla revenue from flights on the lower Zipline or upper Zoomline went to Spread the Word Nevada. Fremont Street Experience Director of Marketing, Thomas Bruny, presented the organization a check for $17,244 on Monday, March 7.
“We are thrilled that so many people came down and supported Spread the Word Nevada by flying on Slotzilla,” said Bruny. “We had an extremely successful day and ended up setting the largest weekday SlotZilla Charity Challenge record with $17,244. All of that money will go to this terrific organization that is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. They buy books at a dollar each, so that means 17,244 new books.”

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

International music sensation, PITBULL returned to the stage with his seven-night special engagement at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, on Saturday, March 12. His unique Vegas show, “Time Of Our Lives Las Vegas,” in which he performs an array of his chart-topping hits including “Timber,” “Fireball” and “Give Me Everything”, runs through March 26, 2016. In the midst of the evening's high-energy performance, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner and global superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ surprised the audience to join Pitbull on stage to perform their hit song, “On The Floor.” Additionally, in honor of Pitbull’s second Las Vegas residency, the City of Las Vegas declared Friday, March 11 as “Pitbull Day.” Remaining show dates for “Pitbull: Time of Our Lives Las Vegas” are March 16, 18, 19, 23, 25 and 26. Tickets range in price from $39 - $169, plus applicable taxes and fees.

TWISTED VEGAS, the new family friendly live show at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, is offering FREE tickets for kids 12 and under with the purchase of a full price adult ticket. Limit 1 free child entry per Adult ticket. Twisted Vegas performs one show nightly every Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. in the International Theater at the Westgate.

Starting Friday, March 25 and continuing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 1, 8 and 15, an eclectic collection of LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS will be setting up shop in the parking lot of the Huntridge Shopping Center at 1120 E. Charleston Boulevard, on the southwest corner of Charleston and Maryland Parkway. The weekly food event is the brainchild of property owner Dapper Companies, headed by Las Vegas native and longtime local real estate broker and developer J Dapper. Food Truck Fridays are free and open to the public, though the food trucks will be charging their normal prices for food and beverages.

A FREE COURTESY BOAT INSPECTION AND EDUCATION EVENT is scheduled for Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 4747 Vegas Drive, in Las Vegas. The voluntary inspection is being conducted by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to assist in identifying any safety concerns that might be present on a boat or personal water craft. Vessel owners and operators will receive a copy of the results concerning the inspection of their vessels. Participants who receive safety decals are encouraged to contact their insurance agents to inquire if their inspection results may qualify them for a discount on their insurance. For more information, contact Bob Cromley, (702) 812-5009; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The College of Southern Nevada’s Dance Department is presenting their annual Student Dance Concert. The CSN STUDENT DANCE CONCERT is the product derived from the Dance Program’s two-semester course, Dance Projects taught by Dance Faculty member, Cynthia DuFault. Students in this course have examined all of the necessary elements involved in presenting a concert dance production in a professional setting from the audition process to the final performance. The concert will take place Friday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the Cheyenne campus. General Admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors.The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. in North Las Vegas.

The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts has teamed with Michael Dezer Presents Hollywood Cars Museum by Jay Ohrberg at Hot Rod City, Las Vegas for the launch of a dedicated LIBERACE GARAGE, featuring many vehicles associated with the legendary flamboyant entertainer Liberace and his performances- several of which were driven onstage as a dynamic element of his shows. Kicking off the permanent exhibit in high gear, Hollywood Cars Museum and The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts are hosting a special reception at the museum from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 7. The catered cocktail reception, which will include Champagne, cocktails, hors d'oeuvers and live entertainment, is a fundraiser for the foundation, which has provided over $6 million in scholarships in the creative and performing arts since 1981. Tickets are $50. The Hollywood Cars Museum is located at 5115 Dean Martin Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89118. The Liberace Garage will officially open to the public on Friday, April 8 starting at 10 a.m.

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS NIGHTCLUB at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, will celebrate its THIRD ANNIVERSARY with an unprecedented weekend affair Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10 with a special appearance by entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West. The television personality will host an unforgettable night at the famed nightspot Friday, April 8.The exciting anniversary weekend will also feature headlining performances by Tiësto, Steve Aoki, DVBBS, and more. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Cover charges and table reservations will vary.

THE 2016 GREAT VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER (GVFB) is set to take place in Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, April 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. This year, event organizer Motley Brews has partnered with a variety of local and national companies to bring their vision for this year’s festival to life, including PT’s Brewing Company, Modern Times Beer, Crafthaus Brewery,, Land Rover Las Vegas, PKWY Tavern, Topgolf Las Vegas, RESQWATER Proactive Recovery, Small Town Brewery, Atomic Liquors, Searsucker, Herringbone, Bunkhouse Saloon, Whole Foods Market, Red Bull, Barefoot Wine, Peterson Farms and MGM’s Beerhaus.

New to this year’s festival, ticketholders looking to add some soul to their afternoon can sample funky, sour beers while enjoying funk music inside “The Funk,” an experience zone sponsored by Modern Times Beer and Crafthaus Brewery. returns for the second-consecutive year, to create the festival favorite Human Arcade, which features life-sized pub games. Adding more entertainment options to the festival, Land Rover Las Vegas will provide a shaded area to take a break from the sun, and they’ll also keep guests grooving with music pulsing from “Clifford,” a Land Rover vehicle with a top-notch sound system, while Small Town Brewery will keep the music bumping from the oversized pirate ship display.
Tickets are now on sale and priced at $40 for General Admission and $50 for Early Entry until Saturday, April 9. VIP tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $45 for General Admission and $55 for Early Entry. Doors open for Early Entry and VIP ticket holders at 2 p.m. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and The Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA).

Legendary comedian DON RICKLES returns to The Orleans Showroom April 9-10. Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office.

THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION'S BEST IN SHOW benefiting lost, unwanted or abandoned shelter pets returns to the Orleans Arena on Sunday, April 10. Join local celebrities including singer Frankie Moreno, FOX Broadcasting Company NASCAR reporter Jamie Little and professional auctioneer Christian Kolberg for this one-of-a-kind event featuring more than 50 shelter dogs competing for the title of Best In Show. All dogs will be available for adoption after the show. The Animal Foundation receives 100 percent of the proceeds from this event.

Pet vendor fair starts at noon; competition starts at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $12 for adults, and $5 for children and seniors, plus taxes and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office

On Thursday, April 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend the MAIBOCK TAPPING PARTY AT GORDON BIERSCH, located at 3987 Paradise Road, where 100% of silent auction and beer ticket sales will benefit Opportunity Village, which serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities. Guests can be the first to taste Gordon Biersch’s Maibock, a seasonal unfiltered auburn lager brewed with pale roasted caramel malts for a warm golden hue, with a moderate level of bitterness to create a perfect balance. Loosely translated in German as “strong May beer”, Maibock is traditionally brewed in May to celebrate the coming of spring and warmer weather. Each guest will receive one complimentary beer along with a sampling of Gordon Biersch’s seasonal menu. Additional beer tickets may be purchased for $5, and can be saved and used for up to one month following the event. Happy hour items will be available until 6:30 p.m. featuring specials priced between $2.95 and $11.95. Open to anyone at least 21 years of age, the event will also include a silent auction with special items from Gordon Biersch as well as show tickets, restaurant gift certificates, retail merchandise and much more.

Celebrity sightings:

Saturday afternoon, March 19...

Actor Austin Stowell was at TAO Beach with friends taking in the sounds of DJ Wellman.

Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas kicked off pool season with Dash Berlin and a special performance by pop star Ciara.  Fiancé Russell Wilson was close by during the performance, taking it all in from the DJ booth.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson at Marquee Dayclub
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

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Dash Berlin at Marquee Dayclub
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly enjoyed dinner at TAO Asian Bistro with a group a friends before heading up to  nightclub where he performed for a packed house.

Also enjoying dinner at TAO Asian Bistro was the recently engaged couple Ciara and Russell Wilson.

Sitting at a separate table was “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes with her husband Gregg Leakes and a group of friends.

Friday, March 18...

Music superstar  Taylor Swift and supermodel Karlie Kloss were spotted at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. In town for the 21st birthdays of Kloss’ beautiful twin sisters Kimberly and Kariann Kloss, the two were joined by members of the band Haim as well as Swift’s brother Austin Swift as they celebrated in the DJ Booth where Swift’s longtime boyfriend and OMNIA resident Calvin Harris played his chart-topping hits for a packed crowd.

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Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss
Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

Mötley Crüe front man, Vince Neil, hosted a St. Patrick’s Day patio party in the heat of March Madness at BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas.

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Beer Park Vince Neil with Beer Park Sign
Photo credit: Joey Olvera

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Beer Park Vince Neil with Fans at Beer Park
Photo credit: Joey Olvera

Thursday night, March 17...

Mötley Crüe front man, Vince Neil, hosted a St. Patrick’s Day patio party in the heat of March Madness at BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas.

OG Maco performed on stage and TWRK took over the DJ booth at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian.

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OG Maco x TWRK at TAO
Photo credit: Tony Tran Photography

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OG Maco x TWRK at TAO
Photo credit: Tony Tran Photography

Earlier in the day at Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Redfoo and The Party Rock Crew took in the afternoon from a VIP Cabana. Also at the dayclub was DJ Steve Aoki with a group of friends.

Monday, March 14...

Redfoo and The Party Rock Crew enjoyed dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo  before heading to Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas where Cash Cash manned the decks.

Friday, March 11...

Reality stars Malika and Khadijah Haqq celebrated their 33rd birthday at 1 OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

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Malika and Khadijah
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

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Malika, Khadijah, Khloe
Photo Credit Denise Truscello

Starting the evening off right, the reality stars dined with close friends including best friend and reality star Khloe Kardashian, as well as “Straight Outta Compton” actor Aldis Hodge at STACK Restaurant & Bar for a pre-club meal.

Following dinner, the twins made their way over to 1 OAK where they danced and sang along to chart-topping hits, while sipping on cocktails and champagne. Others in their group included Khadijah’s husband Bobby McCray and “Me & U” singer Cassie. - get some good Joomla extensions now!