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Top Rock Stars & Entertainers Share the Stage at Luxor for One Night Only in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer • Magician Mat Franco Makes Large Donation of Needed Supplies to the Animal Foundation in Celebration of First Anniversary of Magic Reinvented Nightly

Top Rock Stars & Entertainers Share the Stage at Luxor for One Night Only in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

The inaugural Criss Angel - HELP (Heal Every Life Possible) charity event to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research took place at the Luxor Las Vegas on Monday, September 12.

Some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll came together for the special one-night-only performance.  Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider took center stage to help close the show with a powerful rendition of the ‘80s rock anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and was joined onstage by friends Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, Australian-born musician Orianthi, and longtime Criss Angel collaborator Klayton of metal band Celldweller. “Warrior Mama,” Randi Heisler bravely went bald in front of hundreds of supporters inside the packed MINDFREAK LIVE!® Theater to support and honor her young son Aspen, who is currently fighting cancer.

Tony Orlando emcees at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Tony Orlando emcees at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12, 2016
Phooto credit: Tom Donoghue

Tom Green presents at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Tom Green presents at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Gary Oldman presents at the inaugural HELP gala Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Gary Oldman presents at the inaugural HELP gala Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Terry Fator performs his iconic ventriloquist act at HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Terry Fator performs his iconic ventriloquist act at HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Billy and Emily England perform their iconic ABSINTHE roller skating act at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 Tom Donoghue
Billy and Emily England perform their iconic ABSINTHE roller skating act at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Kris Kremo the worlds greatest juggler performs at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Kris Kremo the worlds greatest juggler performs at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel Siegfried and Roy at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Jerry Metellus
Criss Angel, Siegfried and Roy at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Jerry Metellus

Criss Angel Tony Orlando and Jerry Lewis at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Jerry Metellus
Criss Angel, Tony Orlando, and Jerry Lewis at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Jerry Metellus

Richie Sambora performs at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Richie Sambora performs at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Dee Snider and Randi Heisler at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Dee Snider and Randi Heisler at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Dee Snider performs at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala at the Luxor Sept 12 Tom Donoghue
Dee Snider performs at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala at the Luxor Sept 12
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Dee Snider Sebastian Bach Orianthi and Richie Sambora perform at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 Tom Donoghue
Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach, Orianthi, and Richie Sambora perform at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Naenoa George from Cirque du Soleil performs at inaugural HELP gala Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue 2
Naenoa George from Cirque du Soleil performs at inaugural HELP gala Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Flavor Flav performs with Blue Man Group at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue 3
Flavor Flav performs with Blue Man Group at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Flavor Flav performs with Blue Man Group at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue 4
Flavor Flav performs with Blue Man Group at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

A Cirque du Soleil performer astounds the audience with his hand balancing act Sept 12 at the Luxor Tom Donoghue
A Cirque du Soleil performer astounds the audience with his hand balancing act Sept 12 at the Luxor
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel Siegried and Tony Orlando at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Jerry Metellus
Criss Angel Siegried and Tony Orlando at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016
Photo credit: Jerry Metellus

Johnny Crisstopher at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Johnny Crisstopher at the inaugural Criss Angel HELP gala Sept 12 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel hosts extraordinary live and silent auctions at HELP on Sept 12 at the Luxor Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel hosts extraordinary live and silent auctions at HELP on Sept 12 at the Luxor
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel hosts extraordinary live and silent auctions at HELP on Sept 12 at the Luxor Tom Donoghue 2
Criss Angel hosts extraordinary live and silent auctions at HELP on Sept 12 at the Luxor
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel hosts extraordinary live and silent auctions at HELP on Sept 12 at the Luxor Tom Donoghue 3
Criss Angel hosts extraordinary live and silent auctions at HELP on Sept 12 at the Luxor
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue
 
An impressive collection of celebrities came out to support their friend Criss Angel as he continued to take on the personal mission of eradicating childhood cancer in the name of the Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation and in honor of his toddler son who is currently battling the disease. Just a few names to take the stage included iconic comedian and actor Jerry Lewis, singer and artist Tony Orlando, award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil, actor Gary Oldman, legendary magicians Siegfried and Roy, boxer Mike Tyson, ‘80s icons Cory Feldman and Debbie Gibson and many others.

Andrew Dice Clay on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Andrew Dice Clay on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Cast members from MINDFREAK LIVE on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Mateo Amieva and Penny Wiggins - Cast members from MINDFREAK LIVE on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Chloe Crawford on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Chloe Crawford on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Chuck Liddell on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Chuck Liddell on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Carrot Top on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Carrot Top on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and celebrity friends on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and celebrity friends on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Chet Buchanan on the gold carpet at HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Chet Buchanan on the gold carpet at HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Debbie Gibson on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Debbie Gibson on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and FANTASY on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and FANTASY on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Felix Rapoport on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Felix Rapoport on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Gary Oldman on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Gary Oldman on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Jerry Lewis at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 Jerry Metellus
Criss Angel and Jerry Lewis at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Jerry Metellus

Criss Angel and Mike Tyson on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue 2
Criss Angel and Mike Tyson on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Robin Chretien on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Robin Chretien on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and The Choir Fighters on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and The Choir Fighters on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Twisted Sister on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Twisted Sister on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and two of his favorite kids on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and two of his favorite kids on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel and Vince Neil on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel and Vince Neil on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Criss Angel Shaunyl Benson and their son on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Criss Angel, Shaunyl Benson, and their son on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

Dee Snider Criss Angel Tommy Lasorda and Chuck Liddell at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 Jerry Metellus
Dee Snider, Criss Angel, Tommy Lasorda, and Chuck Liddell at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2-16
Photo credit: Jerry Metellus

Lance Burton on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12 2016 Tom Donoghue
Lance Burton on the gold carpet at Criss Angel HELP Sept 12, 2016
Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

 

Magician Mat Franco Makes Large Donation of Needed Supplies to the Animal Foundation in Celebration of First Anniversary of Magic Reinvented Nightly

Magician MAT FRANCO presented The Animal Foundation with a donation of more than $5,000 in much-needed animal care supplies and $1,680 in monetary gifts on September 9, to benefit the more than 30,000 animals that are cared for annually by the organization. The master of sleight-of-hand met with representatives from the state’s largest open-admission animal shelter for a tour of the eight-acre property and to make the sizable donation, which was the product of a month-long, community-driven supply drive held in partnership with Sunny 106.5 FM and Petco in celebration of a tremendous year of continued success and sold-out audiences at MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

Mat Franco 1
Photo courtesy of The Linq

Mat Franco 2
Photo courtesy of The Linq

Mat Franco 3
Photo courtesy of The Linq

Mat Franco 4
Photo courtesy of The Linq
 
“Unlike humans, animals don’t have a voice to speak for themselves,” shared Franco. “So I was excited to find a way to help out our furry friends while thanking the community who’s been so supportive of our show in the process.”
 
Throughout the month of August, the young magician offered fans and community members the opportunity to receive a complimentary ticket voucher to experience MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY in return for the donation of a minimum of $10 worth of items from The Animal Foundation’s wish list, which was comprised of blankets, collars, harnesses, leashes, dog and cat treats and toys, and more.
 
“We are grateful for Mat’s generosity in organizing this donation drive on our behalf, and the community for the overwhelming number of donations," said Elysia Sheldon, events manager at The Animal Foundation. "These donations will not only help the animals at The Animal Foundation, but also pets in under-served areas of the community.”
 
The Animal Foundation houses and provides care for thousands of lost, unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals of varying species each year, and is in constant need of supplies to continue providing top-quality care for its animals. To learn more about the needs of The Animal Foundation, visit AnimalFoundation.com.

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

On Saturday, September 3, FINDLAY RV presented a donation of $10,300 to OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE from its summer fundraiser, during which Findlay RV donated $100 to Opportunity Village for every RV sold from May through August. 

“Findlay is a proud supporter of Opportunity Village! It is a great organization that does wonderful things for the community. We are privileged to be in a position to give something back to the community through this promotion,” said Reuben Figueroa, general manager of Findlay RV. 
Proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit the programs and services offered at Opportunity Village.

ROUGE LOUNGE  at MGM Grand closed Sunday, Sept. 4. The space will re-open in December 2016 as LOSERS BAR, a popular dive bar concept from Nashville, TN. The high-energy venue will feature live music, draft beers and surprise performances from musical artists.

Throughout September, local charity MONDAYS DARK will receive a portion of the proceeds of DW Bistro’s (an exciting mix of Jamaican meets  Mexican cruisine, Located at, 6115 S. Fort Apache Rd) Monthly Featured Cocktail.  Sponsored by Karma Tequila, the “Mondays Dark” cocktail is a refreshing blend of Karma Silver Tequila, perfect puree sweet hibiscus, fresh lemon and lime juice, DW Pomegranate Iced Tea, and DW Lemonade, garnished with a candied hibiscus flower.  The “Mondays Dark” is available during lunch, brunch and dinner through September 30, 2016. Proceeds from the “Mondays Dark” cocktail benefit The Space, the new community-driven, charity-based arts complex opening in mid-November that will be a haven for all arts and artists in Las Vegas.

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO Las Vegas has debuted its new Happy All Day & Night Card exclusively to Nevada residents. The new promotion offers live entertainment, prize giveaways, dining and cocktail discounts every Wednesday beginning Sept. 7. Nevada residents can show their ID on property at the casino cage, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, and Fú Asian Kitchen to obtain a Happy All Day & Night Card. Cards will also be distributed at local radio stations and nearby businesses.

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas, the Strip’s first rooftop bar and grill, introduced an in-house sportsbook kiosk for live betting just in time for the first day of football season on Saturday, Sept. 10.  An extension of the Paris Las Vegas sportsbook, the in-house kiosk will be conveniently located within the venue, eliminating the need for patrons to go inside the hotel to place bets for their favorite sports games. The kiosk will be manned by a Paris sportsbook employee, and will have all of the capabilities of a full-sized sportsbook.

Party in The Park will begin its weekly outdoor celebration every Tuesday, starting September 13. Locals and tourists will converge on The Park, the new outdoor dining and entertainment district steps away from T-Mobile Arena, every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to dance to the tunes of the Tony Marques Band while hopping between lively venues offering $5 beer, wine and shot specials. Guests can dance with mojitos at the toes of the 40-foot tall Bliss Dance as they listen to violinists Jennifer Lynn and Monica Olivas of electric string quartet group Phat Strad or imbibe a vodka libation while enjoying other forms of live entertainment. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip,The Park is a central gathering place, connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena.  

Laughs TV Headliner, RAJ SHARMA AND BRETT RILEY will perform together For Ultra Special Vegas Week of Comedy, September 12th-18th at the Laugh Factory inside the Tropicana Hotel & Casino.

Looking to go “Walking in Memphis,” take a drive down “Route 66,” or get in a “New York State of Mind”? GEORGE BUGATTI PRESENTS PORTRAITS OF AMERICA, a multimedia show guiding audiences through a musical retrospective of songs about the greatest cities in America.  Kicking of his 24-city tour, this evening celebrating songs of America makes its Vegas debut at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.  The show features special guests such as “The Marty Allen Show” co-star, Karon Kate Blackwell; Sam Arlen, son of “Wizard of Oz” Composer Harold Arlen; and Nelsen Sardelli, long-time Vegas entertainer and film star.  Based on an idea by Bugatti’s longtime agent, Eric Amada, Portraits of America is the second show developed by Bugatti in his hometown of Las Vegas to tour the country and have a national stage presence. Musical arrangements are by Steve Rawlins and Gary Anderson. Tickets range from $39 – $45 and are currently on sale at The Smith Center box office.

Travel back in time and celebrate the time when the only thing people wanted was their MTV and the “Brat Pack” ruled, with two totally tubular ’80s PARTIES as ELIXIR in Green Valley celebrates its 3rd Anniversary and Remedy’s just celebrates in general. On Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 8 p.m. guests can dust off their legwarmers, break out the Aqua Net and tight roll their jeans for their ’80s Party. There is no cover for the party, however all guests at Elixir and Remedy’s must be over 21 years-old with valid ID.  Elixir is located at 2920 Green Valley Pkwy. in Green Valley and Remedy’s is located at 530 Conestoga Way in Henderson.

Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model winner, NYLE DIMARCO is the latest celebrity to guest host and perform with the world famous CHIPPENDALES. DiMarco's limited engagement with the legendary male revue runs for four weeks only, from September 22 through October 16, 2016, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.  If you’ve seen him on Dancing With the Stars, then you know DiMarco has the moves, physique, charisma and charm to heat up the Las Vegas Strip like never before.  He also happens to be fourth generation Deaf!    Tickets range from $54.95 to $80.30 + tax and fees (18+).

THE BRONX WANDERERS will perform the best 90 minutes of America’s Rock ‘N’ Roll songbook all on one stage at Bally’s Las Vegas beginning Thursday, Sept. 22. The father-and-son trio, backed by their top-notch band, will effortlessly perform hits made famous by the likes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion, the Beach Boys, Queen, Bruno Mars and many others spanning from the beginning of Rock ‘N’ Roll right through today’s tunes, seven nights a week at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.99, $59.99 and $74.99 for VIP seating which includes a meet and greet with the cast. Locals can purchase premium seats for $34.50 when they mention the code BWLOCAL.

BELLAGIO GALLEY OF FINE ARTS (BGFA) newest exhibit “TOWN AND COUNTRY: FROM DEGAS TO PICASSO,” opens September 23. The exhibition will guide visitors through each artist’s work inspired by the United States and Europe’s growing urbanization during the 19th and 20th centuries  as  small towns transform into sophisticated, alluring and mysterious urban cities, and countryside villages into picturesque, serene, untouched landscapes.the display will feature 47 works of art ranging from paintings and prints to drawings and photographs. Featured artists will include Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Jean-François Millet and many more. ‘Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso’ will reveal each artist’s interpretation of growth, expansion and development,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. “The artworks will provide a dazzling recount of cities and the countryside during the Industrial Revolution.”

BGFA’s current exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: Icons of the 20th Century” closed September 5 to make way for “Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso.” The new exhibit will be on view September 23, 2016 through February 20, 2017. Tickets to BGFA are $16; $14 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For groups of 10 or more, the gallery offers special pricing of $12 per person

Entertainer TONY SACCA is pleased to announce the opening of his 2 p.m. matinee show “TONY SACCA'S VEGAS THE STORY” in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 23. The show, created and written by Sacca with added material and story consulting by the late David Brenner, is the story of Las Vegas’ history with humor and song. Along with Sacca, the show will feature comic impersonator Tom Wallek with special performances by Joelle Righetti, Amanda Kaiser and Nellie Norris; plus understudies noted impersonator Rich Natole and songstress Laurie Caceres. Music is under the direction of Grammy award winner and longtime friend of Sacca’s, Gary Anderson.

Triple George Grill and Wine & Canvas are partnering to host a COCKTAILS & CANVAS FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING SUSAN G. KOMEN NEVADA. The event, held Saturday, September 24 from 1-4 p.m. at Triple George Grill, will kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Tickets are $40 and include painting supplies and instruction, plus one glass of pink champagne. Drinks and appetizers are available at an additional cost, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the nonprofit organization. A silent auction will also be held.


Local Las Vegas band, THE MELANCHOLICS, will be performing their blend of alternative rock, world beat, island folk, jam band and even Brit-pop.  at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00p.m.  Tickets range from $20 to $30 each.

Celebrity sightings:

Sunday, September 11...

On the heels of an explosive 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Olympic medalist and one of the world’s top breaststroke and IM specialists, Las Vegas local Cody Miller spent a night out at the world-famous “O” by Cirque du Soleil®, where he was joined by his mother and fiancée. Following the performance, he went backstage to congratulate the cast—an all-star team comprised of the world’s greatest swimmers, divers and acrobats including eight Olympic athletes—for their incredible display of finesse and beauty.

Cody Miller with cast members of O by Cirque du Soleil
Cody Miller with cast members of 'O' by Cirque du Soleil
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Gold winning water polo team competes with O by Cirque du Soleil
Gold winning water polo team competes with 'O' by Cirque du Soleil
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Olympic Gold Medalists with the cast of O by Cirque du Soleil Sept 9 2016
Olympic Gold Medalists with the cast of 'O' by Cirque du Soleil Sept 9 2016
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Rio Olympic Medalist Cody Miller with cast members of O by Cirque du Soleil
Rio Olympic Medalist Cody Miller with cast members of 'O' by Cirque du Soleil
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Rio Olympic Medalist with the beloved clown from O by Cirque du Soleil Sept 9 2016 2
Rio Olympic Medalist with the beloved clown from 'O' by Cirque du Soleil Sept 9 2016
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Also in attendance were six members from the women’s water polo team that won Gold at this year’s Games.

Saturday, September 10...

Team members of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo team including KK Clark, Sami Hill, Ashleigh Johnson, Melissa Seidemann and Maggie Steffens enjoyed the day at TAO Beach in The Venetian.

U.S. Water Polo Team at TAO Beach
U.S. Water Polo Team at TAO Beach
Photo credit: Tony Tran Photography

U.S. Water Polo Team at TAO Beach 9.10
U.S. Water Polo Team at TAO Beach 9.10
Photo credit: Tony Tran Photography

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Thomas “Tommy” Lasorda stopped by N9NE Steakhouse at Palms Casino Resort.  Back for another delicious meal, Ashleigh Johnson, Maggie Steffens, Kaleigh Gilchrist, KK Clark and Sami Hill from the 2016 women’s USA Olympic water polo team were also at N9NE where they met Lasorda and the group took a photo to commemorate the occasion.

Tommy Lasorda with 2016 Womens Olympic Water Polo Team at N9NE Steakhouse Sept. 10
Tommy Lasorda with 2016 Womens Olympic Water Polo Team at N9NE Steakhouse Sept. 10
Photo courtesy of N9NE Steakhouse

Friday, September 9...

Six members of the 2016 Olympic gold medal winning USA women’s water polo team, Ashleigh Johnson, Maggie Steffens, Kaleigh Gilchrist, KK Clark and Sami Hill, dined at N9NE Steakhouse at Palms Casino Resort. Following dinner, the group enjoyed a VIP tour of the restaurant and kitchen led by Executive Chef Barry Dakake. During the tour, the Olympians met President and CEO of Palms Casino Resort, Todd Greenburg, and signed Chef Barry’s famous celebrity shakedown door.

2016 Olympic Gold Medal Winning Womens Water Polo Team at N9NE Steakhouse
2016 Olympic Gold Medal Winning Womens Water Polo Team at N9NE Steakhouse
Photo courtesy of N9NE Steakhouse

Chef Barry With Womens Water Polo Team at N9NE Steakhouse
Chef Barry With Womens Water Polo Team at N9NE Steakhouse
Photo courtesy of N9NE Steakhouse

Thursday, September. 8...

Members of the cast of the mash-up musical BAZ - Star Crossed Love were spotted attending the hit show Absinthe at Caesars Palace. After taking in ABSINTHE’s outlandish acts and uproarious antics, the group went backstage for photos with The Gazillionaire, his raucous assistant Joy Jenkins and the entire cast.

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Cast of BAZ visit Absinthe
Photo credit: Joseph Sanders/Spiegelworld

Tuesday night, September 6...

Pop star Ashanti enjoyed dinner at TAO in The Venetian with family.

Sunday, Sept. 4...

Actress and former Miss Teen USA Shelley Hennig, Tomorrowland actress Britt Robertson, and actress Phoebe Tonkin of The CW’s The Originals were spotted attending the 10 pm performance of the hit show ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace. Following the show, the ladies went backstage for a photo with The Gazillionaire, who was flanked by his security detail and raucous fill-in assistant Dorothy.

Hennig Robertson Tonkin attend ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace 9.4.16 credit Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld
Hennig, Robertson, Tonkin attend ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace
Photo credit: Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld

Friday, September 2...

British singer and songwriter Jay Sean delivered an explosive performance at Hyde Bellagio to kick off the Labor Day Weekend festivities.

On Saturday, September 3...

Comedian and America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel was spotted attending the hit show Absinthe at Caesars Palace.  Following the show, Howie went backstage for a photo with The Gazillionaire, his assistant Joy Jenkins and the entire raucous cast.

Howie Mandel Attends ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace 9.3.16 credit Joesph Sanders Spiegelworld
Howie Mandel attends ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace
Photo credit: Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld

KYGO performed a special DJ set for a packed house of party-goers At Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Later that night, the HartBeat Weekend “What Now?” After-Party with Special Live Performance by Travis Scott took place at Marquee Nightclub. Kevin Hart, who enjoyed dinner at Beauty & Essex before heading to Marquee, took to the stage and introduced Travis Scott.

Travis Scott Performs at Marquee 9.3.16 Al Powers
Travis Scott Performs at Marquee
Photo credit: Al Powers

Travis Scott Performs at Marquee 9.3.16 Photo Credit Al Powers
Travis Scott Performs at Marquee
Photo credit: Al Powers

Over at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian, Yo Gotti took over the night with a special performance.

In the crowd was boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, taking in Yo Gotti’s set with his entourage.

Yo Gotti Performs at TAO 9.3.16 Brenton Ho
Yo Gotti Performs at TAO
Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Yo Gotti Performs at TAO 9.3.16 Photo Credit Brenton Ho
Yo Gotti Performs at TAO
Photo credit: Brenton Ho

At LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo, J. Cole was spotted enjoying dinner with a group of friends.

Electro-pop superstar, Charli XCX gave a reveling poolside concert at Foxtail Poolinside SLS Las Vegas®

Charli XCX at Foxtail Pool over Labor Day Weekend
Charli XCX at Foxtail Pool over Labor Day Weekend
Photo credit: Global Media Group

SoBe’s 21st Birthday Bash also featured a special performance by R&B singer Tinashe. Tinashe and Charlie XCX then shared the stage and performed their smash hit for the first time “Drop That Kitty Down Low.” Following their performance, the duo wished SoBe a happy 21st birthday and a custom cake was presented. The over-the-top bash was rounded out with an appearance by Hollywood starlet and Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo.

Charli XCX and Tinashe Perform Together at Foxtail Pool
Charli XCX and Tinashe Perform Together at Foxtail Pool
Photo credit: Global Media Group

Tinashe on Stage at SoBes 21st Birthday Party at Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas
Tinashe on Stage at SoBe's 21st Birthday Party at Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas
Photo credit: Global Media Group

Later on that evening, Tinashe gave an encore performance to an energetic crowd inside Foxtail Nightclub. She was joined on stage by the foxes of Foxtail where she wished SoBe a happy 21st birthday and an additional custom SoBe lizard shaped cake was gifted. Also taking place that evening was country rock band Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers who made their SLS Las Vegas debut at Foxtail Pool.

Tinashe Performs at Foxtail Over Labor Day Weekend
Tinashe Performs at Foxtail Over Labor Day Weekend
Photo credit: Global Media Group

Reality television heartthrob Brody Jenner returned to Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas for an unforgettable Labor Day Weekend celebration and electrifying DJ set alongside DJ Devin Lucien.

Brody Jenner Celebrates Labor Day Weekend at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas 9.3.16
Brody Jenner Celebrates Labor Day Weekend at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Brody Jenner Takes Over the DJ Booth at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas 9.3.16
Brody Jenner Takes Over the DJ Booth at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

DJ Devin Lucien and Brody Jenner at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas 9.3.16
DJ Devin Lucien and Brody Jenner at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Following his set, the birthday boy was presented with a DJ-themed cake and a bottle of birthday bubbly by Hyde’s sexy servers. Later in the evening, DJ D-Miles took over the turn tables.
 
Also enjoying the night at Hyde Bellagio with a group of friends was UFC middleweight contender Nick Diaz.
 
Earlier in the week,
 
Friday, September 2...

The America’s Got Talent breakout artist Vegas’ very own Daniel Park, performed live inside The Sayers Club where he performed songs off his highly-anticipated EP, “Sidewalk Guitar.”

 

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