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Fremont Street Experience Raises $9,916 for Susan G. Komen Nevada During SlotZilla™ Charity Challenge

Fremont Street Experience raised more than $9,000 for Susan G. Komen Nevada during its most recent SlotZilla Charity Challenge. Coinciding with the 21st Annual Race for the Cure, on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 100% of SlotZilla revenue from flights on the lower Zipline and upper Zoomline went to Susan G. Komen Nevada. Fremont Street Experience Director of Marketing, Thomas Bruny, presented the organization a check for $9,916 on Monday, May 16.

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“Fremont Street Experience is a proud to host and sponsor the annual Race for the Cure event, so pairing it with the SlotZilla Charity Challenge was a natural fit,” said Bruny. “We’re thankful to everyone who came out to support this great cause not only at the race, but during the SlotZilla Charity Challenge. Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, Susan G. Komen Nevada will have more funds to provide advocacy, education and resources for people affected by breast cancer.”

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

THE+SOURCE, one of Nevada’s first medical marijuana dispensaries, celebrated raising $1,000 in support of Las Vegas-based organization, FRIENDS OF PARKINSON'S with a big check presentation held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Friends of Parkinson’s is a non-profit organization that connects and creates, local, nationwide, and international initiatives that support the neurological community and communities related to Parkinson‘s. Friends of Parkinson’s supports healing, care, and lifestyle management that applies to various forms of mental illnesses and the families, friends, and communities that support them.

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Award-winning journalist and former columnist at the Las Vegas Review-Journal JOHN L. SMITH has joined News 88.9 KNPR as a regular contributor.

Appearing regularly on the station’s flagship program, “KNPR’s State of Nevada,” listeners will hear Smith’s news analysis and slice of life commentary as stand-alone elements within the program.“KNPR’s State of Nevada,” hosted by Joe Schoenmann and Carrie Kaufman, airs Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., with a nightly rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

"RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT" at The Tropicana Las Vegas  has received a TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

Life Time Athletic Green Valley, located at 121 Carnegie St. in Henderson, NV invites runners of all ages, levels and abilities to hit the pavement for a free outdoor social run in celebration of “GLOBAL RUNNING DAY,” 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. More than 30 runners are anticipated to hit the pavement for the outdoor social run. The run is open to members and non-members of Life Time Athletic at no cost.  The focus of Global Running Day is the first-ever “Million Kids Run” that aims to have a million kids around the world pledge to run on June 1. To help meet this number, Life Time destinations nationwide will offer distances for kids of all abilities, including a Kids Dash 200m, 1 mile and 3 mile, so kids of all ages can participate.

DOWNTOWN CARES, a day of volunteerism founded by El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Moonridge Group in 2012, will host its sixth COMMUNITY EVENT on Saturday, June 4,  from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  In celebration of the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s 75th anniversaries, this year’s event will FEED APPROXIMATLEY 1,200 PEOPLE IN NEED. Over 100 volunteers will prepare the meal, invite clients to sit and enjoy a plated meal served to them in a decorated dining room and give them care packages.

As the 2016 summer games approach, BEER PARK will host its own version of the competition at Paris Las Vegas.The Strip’s first rooftop bar and grill will host a BEER OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.  BEER PARK’s Beer Olympics will feature beer pong, pool, shuffle board, flip cup and beanbag toss. There will be eight teams per game and all teams will consist of two people, aside from flip cup, which will have four players per team. The winning team from each game will receive a BEER PARK Beer Olympics trophy and the champions of each sport will have the opportunity to defend their title in the reoccurring Beer Olympic competitions.  The event is FREE to enter and each participant will receive complimentary drink tickets. Interested parties can sign up by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

After gracing stages in more than 30 countries, and most recently starring in Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed show Michael Jackson ONE, French export XAVIER MORTIMER brings his show  “ XAVIER MORTIMER’S MAGICAL DREAM” at  the Sin City Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning June 6. He is the  first Cirque performer to launch a headlining show on the Las Vegas Strip. Unlike any other show in Las Vegas, audiences will  find themselves immediately transported into Mortimer’s dream world. With illusions and talents that defy simple explanation, the 70-minute performance – directed by fellow Frenchman and international celebrity Alex Goude – poetically unfolds through more than 14 acts. With the wonder of Mary Poppins, the theatrics of Charlie Chaplin, and an array of talents unique to himself, this all-ages production transcends what you thought you knew about Las Vegas entertainment.  At once funny, daring, inspirational and immersive, Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream is the key that opens the door to a hidden world of magic you never knew you were missing.  Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream will perform 6 nights per week (Wednesdays dark) at 7 p.m. in the Sin City Theater.

Renowned Pink Floyd tribute artist THE MACHINE will bring their one-of-a-kind performance to The Yard inside TOPGOLF LAS VEGAS on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9 p.m. General admission tickets start at $27. This is an all-ages show.

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NEVADA (ACLUNV) has partnered with the world-renowned and highly influential artist and designer, John Van Hamersveld for the ACLUNV’s 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Van Hamersveld has designed pieces such as the Beatle’s “Magical Mystery Tour” album cover, a 360-foot-long mural and official poster for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the “Endless Summer” movie poster, and his iconic Indian poster. He is the only artist with a Viva Vision light show at Fremont Street Experience, which has been running since 2009. Van Hamersveld has created custom artwork for the gala and a limited edition poster for VIP attendees. Before the formal gala program begins, there will be an exclusive, one-hour meet and greet with Van Hamersveld, along with additional Nevada and national VIPs. The VIP meet-and-greet will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the main dinner program, entertainment, silent auction and honoree recognition and 7 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $250 per person with VIP tickets priced at $350 each.
DR. CESAR LOZANO brings his most successful and requested conference to Sam’s Town Live! on Thursday, June 9. Lozano, who specializes in helping the Spanish-speaking community to better understand the opposite sex, will show audience members how to understand the character and personalities in different types of partners. Lozano’s conference will also help audience members find out how to increase the harmony within their own relationships. The entire event program will be presented in Spanish. The show starts at 8 p.m. and guests must be at least 18 years old to attend. Tickets are available starting at $53 plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office.

The NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) will host its annual CONFERENCE & EXPO at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., June 13 – 16. This comprehensive event brings together thousands of leading professionals who will attend education seminars addressing the latest issues, challenges and trends facing the world of fire protection and life safety. The NFPA Expo offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and evaluate product displays from the industry’s leading suppliers. Largest annual education event in fire and life safety will feature more than 140 educational sessions,expo showcasing the latest technologies from more than 370 exhibitors, and an all-new, interactive Discovery District.

REGGAE IN THE DESERT, Las Vegas’ largest Reggae festival showcasing both the unifying power of Reggae music and the Caribbean lifestyle, announces the 15th annual music festival on Saturday, June 11 at the Clark County Amphitheatre (500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas). The all-ages music festival features Capelton, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Fortunate Youth, Junior Marvin and New Kingston.  Doors open at noon and the event concludes at 11 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of show. VIP tickets are $120 and include an event t-shirt, event poster, meet-and-greet with select artists, a VIP cash bar and an air conditioned VIP Lounge with couches and private restrooms. Only cash is accepted at the door for tickets on the day of the show. Children ages five (5) or younger are free. All seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first served basis. No re-entry is permitted. Reggae in the Desert is a rain or shine event, no refunds will be issued.

Sam’s Town Live!, inside Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, will host ULTIMATE VARIETY LIVE!, a showcase of unique talent on June 11 and 12. The show will feature comedians, magicians, ventriloquists, instrumentalists, tribute artists and more. Hosted by Kelly Clinton-Holmes, Ultimate Variety Live! also features local performers Tim Molyneux, Elyse Branch and Shayma Tash, and musical talent David Perrico will emcee both nights of entertatinment.  The show starts at 6 p.m. each night. Tickets are available starting at $10 plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office.

Celebrity sightings:

Sunday, May 29...

During Memorial Day Weekend, hip hop artist Kid Ink treated party goers  to an all-star performance at TAO Beach in The Venetian.

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Kid Ink
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Kid Ink and Asiah Azante at TAO Beach
Photo credit: Brenton Ho


That night, Timbaland took over TAO Nightclub as he provided the soundtrack to the party from the DJ booth for a packed crowd.

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Photo credit: Brenton Ho

After his performance at TAO Beach earlier in the day, Kid Ink and his entourage re-fueled with dinner at LAVO in The Palazzo before heading to TAO Nightclub where they took in Timbaland’s set.

Also in the crowd was Jillian Rose Reed from MTV’s “Awkward”.

Over at Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas,  Carnage manned the decks. Wiz Khalifa and Travis Scott joined in on the festivities and even initiated a squirt gun water fight before Wiz got on the mic and hyped up the crowd from the DJ booth.

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Wiz Khalifa Performs at Marquee Dayclub
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Returning to Marquee Sunday night, Wiz Khalifa took over the club as he rapped a set of his top hits for a full house.  While performing “Bake Sale” Travis Scott, who is featured on the on the song, surprisingly appeared on stage. The rapper, who was staying in a bungalow at The Cosmopolitan, heard the song starting and ran straight from his room to the stage to finish off the single with Wiz.

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Wiz Khalifa Performs at Marquee
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Saturday afternoon,  May 28...

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy nominated recording artist Sisqo performed at GO Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas. The R&B singer and actor hopped on the microphone to treat poolside partygoers to a performance of his hit "Thong Song" as well as other jams.

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Sisqo - Go Pool - Flamingo
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Sisqo performing - Go Pool - Flamingo
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Rapper Wiz Khalifa joined DJ trio Cash Cash at Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a special edition of “Make That Cash Cash”.

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Wiz Khalifa at Marquee Dayclub
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Cash Cash at Marquee
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Also at Marquee Dayclub, NBA star Anthony Davis and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. were spotted taking in the scene from a cabana. Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and NFL linebacker Julius Peppers also enjoyed the party at separate cabanas.

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That night, hip hop artist Travis Scott took over Marquee Nightclub as he brought down the house with a blowout performance for a packed party.

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Travis Scott and Wiz Khalifa at Marquee
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Travis Scott at Marquee
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Von Miller returned to Marquee Nightclub that night where he enjoyed Travis Scott’s performance from a VIP table.

Also in the crowd was NBA star Alonzo Gee with a group of friends.

Over at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian, club-goers partied to a special set from Snapchat guru DJ Khaled who took to the stage and performed his top hits.

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DJ Khaled
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DJ Khaled performing
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Taking in Khaled's set was Washington Wizards player John Wall,  Dallas Mavericks star Wesley Matthew and “All Eyez on Me” actor Demetrius Ship Jr. sitting at separate VIP booths.

After hosting the party at Marquee Dayclub, Wiz Khalifa had dinner at TAO Asian Bistro with a group of friends.

Thursday, May 26...

Mexican professional wrestler and seven-time world champion Alberto Del Rio as well as two-time WWE Divas Champion Paige was spotted at Club Tattoo inside Miracle Mile Shops. The pair came in to get work done by tattoo artist Bexx.

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Club Tattoo at Miracle Mile Shops Alberto Del Rio and Paige
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Las Vegas headliner Mat Franco from the hit show MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY at The LINQ Hotel & Casino was spotted attending Absinthe at Caesars Palace. Following the show, Franco met with The Gazillionaire, his assistant Joy Jenkins and the “Green Fairy” Melody Sweets.

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Mat Franco Attends ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace
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Fresh from competing on Dancing with the Stars, Denver Broncos Outside Linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, was spotted with friends at the newly opened Topgolf Las Vegas.

Tuesday, May 24...

Italian-born actor, Antonio Sabàto Jr.who competed on the 19th season of the hit television show "Dancing with the Stars, was spotted with his wife Cheryl Moana Marie and their son, enjoying a romantic row on  the famed gondolas at The Venetian® Las Vegas while being serenaded by their gondolier.  Afterward, the family dined at Buddy V's Ristorante by "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

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Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Moana Marie enjoy gondola ride at The Venetian Las Vegas
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Monday night, May 23...

Celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck and his wife Karen Boychuck celebrated Karen’s birthday at Carmine’s in The Forum Shops at Caesars. The couple was joined by a group of friends that included Robin Leach.

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Michael Boychuck and Robin Leach
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Rapper Juicy J took over Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Monday night with a blowout performance. After his performance, Juicy J  took in the party from his VIP table while DJ Politik manned the decks.

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Juicy J
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Juicy J
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