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Legends In Concert Celebrates All-New 34th Season at Flamingo Las Vegas

Legends in Concert is celebrating its 34th year of performing on the Las Vegas strip.  It is the longest running production in Las Vegas and stars tribute artists performing live as some of the of the world’s most famous and influential icons that died way too soon, such as Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Backed by a fantastic live band and talented back-up singers and dancers, the soundalike, lookalike artists perform use their own voices (no lip syncing) that bring these true legends back to life.

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Singers Tina Drovin and Aaron Colby-Begovich
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Michelle Rohl as Janis Joplin
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Damian Brantley as Michael Jackson
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Stacey Whitton Summers as Marilyn Monroe
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Kevin Mills as Elvis Presley
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Toni Lee (Director/Staging) and Lacy Schwimmer (Choreographer)
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To celebrate its 34th season, professional dancer/choreographer Lacey Schwimmer has teamed up with Legends in Concert, to unveil a stunning new production number to open the show, featuring the song “Legends Never Die”, a theme that is weaved throughout the production.

“We are ecstatic to present an opening theatrical number for the first time in the show’s 34 year history. Opening the show with a customized ensemble piece is a concept I have wanted to integrate into the show for quite some time,” said Gina Adams, vice president for Legends in Concert. “Lacey’s award-winning talents have dazzled fans on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and we’re thrilled to collaborate with her expertise to bring our vision to life.”

In addition to the new opening number, the Legends production team consisting of Toni Lee, Melden Steele, Bernard Polk and Hilary Caldwell, has produced a fantastic new high-energy finale leaving audiences with feel-good music memories that Legends continues to deliver.

For more than three decades, Legends in Concert has entertained more than 6.6 million Las Vegas visitors and residents, produced over 18,500 performances on the Las Vegas Strip and performed to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Tickets are on sale at all Caesars Entertainment box offices.

One Night for One Drop Draws a Star-Studded Turnout at Fifth Annual Philanthropy Event

Some of the biggest names in entertainment came together on Friday, March 3 inside the Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino to support the fifth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil®, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide. The star-studded event featured performances by multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner, with additional performances by America’s Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, GRAMMY®-nominated rapper Redfoo from the Party Rock Crew, AGT finalist Malevo and more.

Guy Laliberte at One Night for One Drop 2017
Guy Laliberte at One Night for One Drop
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Presented by MGM Resorts International and Zappos.com, the electrifying, one-night-only performance captivated the sold-out audience with some of the world’s most daring circus acts, elevated by the unique talents of this year’s guest performers.
 
Highlights from the show included The Tenors’ explosive renditions of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Who Wants to Live Forever” by the iconic rock band Queen, an extraordinary performance of “Light the Sky” by Grace VanderWaal and an unforgettable appearance by William Shatner and Redfoo together in the finale. Malevo also brought the heat with their sizzling Malambo choreography, while superstar aerialists Duo Sky Angels thrilled guests with their stunning aerial routine. Following the performance, guests were invited to “party rock” poolside, also enjoying a surprise performance by one of the world’s most beloved boy bands, the Backstreet Boys, who performed iconic hits including “Everybody,” “Larger Than Life” and “I Want It That Way.” Electronic music heavyweights Sultan+ Shepard then took the stage, ending the event with an exhilarating two-hour set featuring back-to-back hits.

The Tenors William Shatner Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal perform in the explosive One Night for One Drop finale March 3 2017
The Tenors William Shatner Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal perform in the explosive One Night for One Drop finale
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The Tenors Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal perform at the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas March 3 2017
The Tenors Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal perform at the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas
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One Night for One Drop 2017 creative team and performers March 3 2017
One Night for One Drop 2017 creative team and performers
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The Tenors lend their powerhouse vocals to the fifth annual One Night for One Drop March 3 2017
The Tenors lend their powerhouse vocals to the fifth annual One Night for One Drop
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Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal star in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas March 3 2017
Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal star in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas
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Performers light up the stage at the fifth annual One Night for One Drop at Zumanity March 3 2017
Performers light up the stage at the fifth annual One Night for One Drop at Zumanity
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Emmy Award winning actor William Shatner performs in fifth annual One Night for One Drop March 3 2017
Emmy Award winning actor William Shatner performs in fifth annual One Night for One Drop March 3 2017
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Duo Sky Angels at One Night for One Drop 2017
Duo Sky Angels
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Ned Shepard from SULTAN SHEPARD at One Night for One Drop 2017
Ned Shepard from SULTAN SHEPARD
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Other notable names in attendance included Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté; beloved TV personality and judge on So You Think You Can Dance Nigel Lythgoe; world-famous actress Gina Gershon; Emmy Award-winning choreographer, dancer and actress Anita Mann; award-winning country music star Marie Osmond; GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb; world-famous magician Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller; electronic music star Ned Shepard from Canadian duo Sultan + Shepard; celebrity chef Mali Hunter; president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Daniel Lamarre; senior vice president, resident shows division at Cirque du Soleil, Jerry Nadal; renowned singer Scott Hoying from Pentatonix; American director, producer and cinematographer famous for his work with nature, Louie Schwartzberg; American animator and director of The Simpsons David Silverman; Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, Oscar Goodman; 2011 “Playmate of the Year” and Las Vegas Pin-Up star Claire Sinclair; burlesque performer Mosh; Las Vegas headliners Carrot Top and Blue Man Group; cast members from Las Vegas Strip shows Absinthe, Chippendales, FANTASY at Luxor and Tenors of Rock; choreographer and designer Kristin McQuaid; One Night for One Drop 2017 creative team including co-writers and directors Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, One Night for One Drop 2017 performers and dancers from the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

 

Carolyn and Oscar Goodman at One Night for One Drop 2017
Honorable mayors Carolyn and Oscar Goodman
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Tenors of Rock at One Night for One Drop 2017
Tenors of Rock
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Scott Hoying from Pentatonix at One Night for One Drop 2017
Scott Hoying from Pentatonix
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Penn Jillette and Marie Osmond at One Night for One Drop 2017
Penn Jillette and Marie Osmond
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Mosh and Claire Sinclair at One Night for One Drop 2017
Mosh and Claire Sinclair
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Nigel Lythgoe at One Night for One Drop 2017
Nigel Lythgoe
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Nevada Ballet Theatre at One Night for One Drop 2017
Nevada Ballet Theatre
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Mali Hunter at One Night for One Drop 2017
Mali Hunter
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Lisa Loeb at One Night for One Drop 2017
Lisa Loeb
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Kristin McQuaid at One Night for One Drop 2017
Kristin McQuaid
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Hassan El Hajjami at One Night for One Drop 2017
Hassan El Hajjami
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Gina Gershon at One Night for One Drop 2017
Gina Gershon
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Daniel Lamarre at One Night for One Drop 2017
Daniel Lamarre
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Chippendales at One Night for One Drop 2017
Chippendales
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Cast members from ABSINTHE at One Night for One Drop 2017
Cast members from ABSINTHE
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Carrot Top at One Night for One Drop 2017
Carrot Top
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Blue Man Group at One Night for One Drop 2017
Blue Man Group
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Anita Mann and the girls of FANTASY at Luxor at One Night for One Drop 2017
Anita Mann and the girls of FANTASY at Luxor
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All proceeds from the event will benefit safe water access and conservation programs across the globe. For more information about One Drop’s global water initiatives including One Night for One Drop visit www.onedrop.org

Rí Rá Las Vegas Raises More Than $8,000 During Its Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

Ri Ra La Vegas held its annual St. Baldrick’s shaving event on Saturday, March 5, in an effort to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to treating and finding a cure for childhood cancers. This year, Rí Rá broke its record, raising more than $8,000 for the organization. Twenty-two people went under the buzzer, including women shaving off a full head of hair, men shaving their beards – or just half a beard – and more.

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KLUC 98.5 host, Chet Buchanan, joined in on the fight against cancer and served as the event’s host, donating his time and expertise. In addition, cast members from Aussie Heat served as Rí Rá’s celebrity shavers and The Black Donnellys provided entertainment all afternoon long.
 
If guests did not want to lose their hair, they had multiple ways to donate money, including a raffle contest where they could purchase a ticket for just $1 to be entered for a chance to win a variety of prizes, donating to someone else’s head shave and through purchasing food from a special menu.

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

International Sensation and America’s Got Talent Finalist, TAPE FACE (aka Sam Wills) who launched his limited engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas on February 22,  has embraced the southern Nevada community by leading reading events for Nevada Reading Week. On Monday, February 27, he was at Somerset Academy (Losee and Lone Mountain campuses) where he read to about 1400 students from two books:

1) The Gashlycrumb Tinies: A Very Gorey Alphabet Book, a delightfully dark vintage alphabet book from mid-century illustrator Edward Gorey, the Tim Burton (one of Sam’s influences) of his day.

2) The Book with No Pictures by actor B.J. Novak, widely known for his work as writer and executive producer of The Office, in which he also played Ryan Howard

He also talked to the children about his clown school and juggling training, how it’s OK to be yourself - even if its weird, different (his motto is Stay Weird), his love of books, music, playstation, and the importance of reading and having an imagination, and so much more.

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Tape Face
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Tape Face
Photo courtesy Sommerset Academy Lone Mountain

Ticket prices for TAPE FACE at the Flamingo Las Vegas begin at $62.95, plus applicable tax and fees and can be purchased at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office. VIP seats including a meet and greet with Tape Face are also available.

Three  year old Zariyah Walls was diagnosed at 16 months with an autoimmune disorder that leaves her virtually defenseless against infections.  Since then, she has received monthly infusions, leaving her with a strong distaste for the clinic and anything that comes close to touching her port, the site where her treatments are delivered. On Sunday, March 12, t 6:45 pm, an army of community supporters are coming together to reveal to Zariyah, her mother and grandparents, that  Zariyah’s wish to visit Walt Disney World is about to come true.  To Zariyah’s surprise, she will be greeted by executives at Fremont Street Experience, which is hosting her wish and will feature Zariyah on the  Viva Vision canopy; Step Up Academy of the Arts dance team, under the direction of CEO Christina Delessio, will surprise Zariyah with a flash dance to her favorite song, Juju on that Beat;” and two magnificent showgirls from BEST Agency and wearing Zariyah’s favorite color - purple – will take pictures with her. The public invited to attend this special wish reveal at Fremont Street Experience, First Street Stage (near Binions).

Las Vegas' newest tribute show ROCK FANTASY, starring look-alike and sound-alike artists re-creating rock and roll legends live, recently opened inside the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel. Legendary rock icons like Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury Stevie Nicks and Elton John, or hard rockers Axl Rose, Alice Cooper, Jon Bon Jovi and more are each backed by an awesome band, performing rock's greatest rock anthems in the concert of a lifetime!  Showtimes are 7 pmThursday-Monday in the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel. Tickets start at $59.

Cox Charities has granted The Animal Foundation $11,000 to Help “Keep Every Person and Pet Together” (KEPPT) . The KEPPT program recognizes the heartbreak of giving up a pet due to circumstances outside the owner’s control and offers support to those in the Las Vegas Valley who have no other alternative than to surrender their companion. With the aid of Cox Charities’ contribution, the non-profit program is able to provide financial assistance for animal counseling, medical care, food costs and much more to families and their pets.  “At Cox Charities, our mission is to improve the quality of life for Southern Nevada families through grant allocations and community partnerships,” said Tamar Hoapili, Cox Charities program administrator. “Partnering with The Animal Foundation allows us to assist with keeping hundreds of families and their pets together through the good times and bad.”

Hard Rock International is calling on emerging musicians to take center stage for the chance to play during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium! As part of this year’s HARD ROCK RISING, the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition, artists and music acts at more than 125 Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel, and Casino properties across the globe will drop a beat or sing their hearts out for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Beginning on Thursday, March 2 until Thursday, March 30, 2017, Hard Rock, in partnership with ReverbNation, will open online registration at HardRockRising.com for interested musicians wishing to participate in the global battle. As part of the competition, all finalists will receive $1,000 USD, a Fender instruments prize pack, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack of the artist’s latest recording or video from Bison Disc.

Jabbawockeez JREAMZ, JOURNEY WITHIN at MGM Grand has added, for a limited time only, a LOCAL’S HALF OFF ticket offer. Jabbawockeez brings their upbeat, funny show with great dancing, stunning visual effects and fantastic music to Nevada residents with this great offer. Locals with a valid Nevada I.D. are able to receive 50% off their show ticket (available on all seating categories).  Tickets are limited and subject to availability and must be purchased in advance by visiting any MGM Box Office or calling the box office at (702) 531-3826. This offer may not be combined with any other offers and may not be purchased online. Jabbawockeez performs at MGM Grand in the Jabbawockeez Theater Thursday – Monday at 7 p.m., with additional 9:30 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Fremont Street Experience  transforms into the ultimate college basketball destination for the 8th ANNUAL DOWNTOWN HOOPSTOWN taking place March 9 through April 3. The four blocks underneath the Viva Vision canopy will be lined with college banners and flags, while the downtown destination offers special activities and nightly performances including the stage production show Hardwood Hotties featuring American Idol Season 6 Finalist Haley Scarnato (dark on Thursdays), the world’s largest NCAA bracket and a special basketball-themed show displayed on the 1,500 ft. Viva Vision canopy. Guests will also be able to test their shooting skills at the interactive High Hoops Zone.

NEIL DIAMOND – THE 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE STARRING ROB GARRETT will be performed Friday – Sunday,  March 10 - 12 at the Southpoint Hotel Casino. Showtimes are 7:30 pm each night. Tickets are $25/$30/$35.

For the eighth consecutive year, New York-New York Hotel & Casino encourages Las Vegans and visitors to be bold and brave the shave in support of childhood cancer research during the ST. BALDRICK'S DAY HEAD SHAVING EVENT. On Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., guests of all ages are invited to a fun-filled celebration on the hotel’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The event will feature celebrity head-shavers and upbeat music as shavees shed their locks in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The festivities will include a special appearance by the Las Vegas Pipe Band to kick off the event; celebrity guest appearances by cast members from MAGIC MIKE LIVE, TENORS OF ROCK and ABSINTHE, including starlet Melody Sweets, who will shave Las Vegas Entertainment Writer John Katsilometes’ head; Mark Shunock, host of Mondays Dark and owner of The Space; Terry Fator of TERRY FATOR: THE VOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT and more and entertainment such as balloon art and face painting and a raffle with exciting prizes.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Inspirada, the fully planned community in Henderson, welcomes the return of FRESH52's FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET at Solista Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11. With a "Dog Days" theme, guests are encouraged to bring their four-legged companions to meet the experts of Sit Means Sit who will advise and guide owners to overcome their canines’ challenges. For dog lovers seeking a new companion, they can meet several pets in the pet adoption booth, hosted by The Animal Foundation.  More than a dozen local vendors will offer a wide selection of delicious treats from savory meats, to locally grown produce and delectable sweets to satisfy any craving.

Rockers GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS will perform at the Pearl Concert Theatre,  Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are priced at  $26, $46, $66 and $86 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating.

NIGHT RANGER AND SPECIAL GUEST SURVIVOR will perform NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas at the 14th ANNUAL RACEJAM CONCERT at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, March 11 starting with Survivor at 8 p.m. followed by Night Ranger, both on the 3rd Street Stage. The 14th Annual RaceJam, a four-day event celebrating NASCAR Weekend will feature free nightly entertainment and NASCAR merchandise available for purchase Monday, March 6 – Monday, March 13. The annual downtown concert is held in conjunction with NASCAR Weekend, which features the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 11 and the Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 12, both at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located at Carson and 4th Street.

On Monday, March 13, Terry Fator will celebrate his 8th anniversary at The Mirage by introducing a fully revamped production featuring his most beloved characters –Winston the Impersonating Turtle, the world’s greatest Elvis impersonator Maynard Tompkins, Vikki the Cougar, Fernando V. Francisco, Emma Taylor, President Donald Trump and many more. Joining the cast of the award-winning show as the latest “guest” puppet, SIR ELTON JOHN. The new show dubbed TERRY FATOR TONIGHT takes on the personality of a late night talk show in its theme, where we find Fator at the top of his game. Tickets for Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment presents Terry Fator Tonight start at $59, plus applicable taxes and fees. Meet and greet tickets are available for an additional $64 per person, plus applicable taxes and fees.

Treasure Island will host the MADNESS IN MARCH COLLEGE BASKETBALL VIEWING PARTY in the ballroom, March 16 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing through March 18. There is no charge for admission. The Ballroom features multiple large screen TVs and first come, first serve banquet table seating. Cash bar, concessions and satellite betting stations will be available.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID. This is a non-smoking event.

Kick off the mayhem of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament with the return of  HOOPS CENTRAL, Las Vegas’ most popular and free college hoops viewing party, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19.

Fremont Street Experience invites the public to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19 with multiple Irish rock bands performing on all three stages, strolling costumed entertainers and the Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association Annual St. Patrick’s Day March. Entertainment will feature traditional and modern Irish bands including: The Angry Brians, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Bogtrotters Union, Luck of the Spandex, Finnegan’s Wake, The Johnny McCuaig Band, Celtic Rockers and LA Vation (U2 tribute band).
 
The property’s award-winning entertainment venue, The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  will offer slam-dunk views of each action-packed game during its TOURNAMENT MADNESS VIEWING PARTIES from Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18. During the three-day celebration, basketball fanatics can root for their favorite college team while enjoying a live, high-definition stream of each matchup. Casino games, a live sports betting station, prize giveaways and numerous party games such as shuffle puck, beer pong and bean bag toss will also be offered. The ultimate viewing party will be hosted by the girls of REHAB Beach Club and boast specialty cash bars featuring a build-your-own bloody mary station. General admission tickets start at $100 per person, per day and include bottomless Budweiser or Bud Light draft beer, unlimited soft drinks and an all-you-can-eat buffet. All events will begin 30 minutes prior to tipoff. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification. General admission tickets can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office.

In honor of March Madness, The Still, the ultimate sports bar/mancave at the Mirage hotel, will be hosting “Brackets and Beer” with doors opening at 8am each game day, while the swanky, upscale lounge, Clique Bar & Lounge at the Cosmopolitan, will be hosting Battle of the Brackets March 16, 17, 18 and 19, with doors opening a 9am.

Want to be in a restaurant to enjoy the college basketball games? Hearthstone will be hosting March Hoops Madness March 16 – April 3, with $8 pitches of beer during the games, while neighboring restaurant, Libre will be hosting a similar March Hoops Madness with $8 pitches of beer. Borracha will also be hosting March Hoops Madness, March 16 – April 4, with $8 pitches of beer.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 with 3 minute LIVE GREEN FIREWORKS SHOW at 10 p.m., DOME PARTY starting at 7 p.m. The Plaza invites the public to join in the fun taking place throughout the evening under the Plaza’s dome, where guests will enjoy free entertainment, including music by DJ Jacob Savage and live performances by local bands Glass Pools at 8 p.m. followed by Indigo Kidd. The Scintas will also celebrate the holiday during their 7:30 p.m. show in the Plaza’s showroom. After their show ends, Frankie Scinta will lead guests with the Plaza’s leprechauns in a conga line from the showroom through the casino floor to the festivities taking place under the dome.

Models from Green Valley High School will strut their stuff in the hottest spring, summer and prom looks from popular retailers during the LIFE IS BEUATIFUL FASHION SHOW AT THE GALLERIA AT SUNSET, Saturday, March 18 at 1 and 3 p.m.

Starting in March, mystery comics will begin a monthly invasion of The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court) at “LOUIE ANDERSON PRESENTS: THE AFER SHOW.” The beloved comedian will bring together some of Vegas’ premier comics for a no-holes-barred late night of fun, fame and laughs to The Space’s intimate back room.  Structured like a New York City intimate comedy cabaret, “The After Show” will be the place to see up and coming comedians, established comics workshopping new material and perhaps catch a glimpse of Strip headliners wanting to continue the laughs. In the spirit of Mondays Dark, Anderson created “The After Show” as a vehicle to give back to the local, Las Vegas community, while giving a comedians a place to congregate for impromptu laughs after their nightly gigs.  Much like a comedy version of MTV’s “Unplugged,” each performance will showcase a variety of talent that is never advertised – guests won’t know until they take their seats in the audience. “The After Show” premieres on Saturday March 18. Seating is extremely limited to 150 guests and tickets for the March 18 performance are $20 per person general admission and on sale now.

OPERA LAS VEGAS PRESENTS an operatic version of the world famous story of “PINOCCHIO” Saturday March 18 at 2pm and 7pm at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd,  Sunday, March 19 at 2pm West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd, and Sunday, March 26 at 3pm at the Windwill Library Auditorium 7060 W. Windmill Lane.  Admission is FREE on a first come basis.

Rick Harrison, owner of Pawn Plaza, announced the additions of JARED'S OLD FASHIONED HOT DOGS & HAMBURGERS AND ELITE MOTOR RENTALS Polaris Slingshot rentals as new tenants at Pawn Plaza.  Pawn Plaza is located at 725 Las Vegas Boulevard South, just south of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, home to HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars.”

Celebrity sightings:

Wednesday, March 8...

Retired racing driver and NASCAR team co-owner, Tony Stewart was spotted attending the hit show Absinthe at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. In town for the Kobalt 400 Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and his girlfriend, model and actress Pennelope Jimenez, were seen taking in ABSINTHE’s outlandish acts and hilarious antics during the 10 p.m. performance. Following the show, the couple went backstage for a photo with The Gazillionaire, his raucous assistant Wanda Widdles and the “Green Fairy,” Melody Sweets.

Redfoo at ABSINTHE Las Vegas at Caesars Palace 3.2.17 credit Joseph SandersSpiegelworld
Redfoo at ABSINTHE Las Vegas at Caesars Palace
Photo credit Joseph SandersSpiegelworld

Saturday, March 4...

America’s Got Talent winner, 13-year-old singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal was spotted with her family at The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Inspired by the many “Kids of Liverpool” featured in the show, the young star enjoyed an exclusive meet-and-greet backstage, taking photos with some of her favorite cast members.

Grace VanderWaal with artists from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil March 4 2017
Grace VanderWaal with artists from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil March 4 2017
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

“Captain America” star Chris Evans, rumored to be in town for a bachelor party, was spotted at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace with a group of about 10 friends.,
NFL star Richard Sherman, actre Rumored to be in town for a bachelor party ss Mia Frampton and recording artist Redfoo were spotted at Marquee Dayclub Dome in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, at separate cabanas. Surprising the crowd, Redfoo and The Party Rock crew jumped in the DJ booth for an impromptu performance.

Scott Hoying of the group Pentatonix enjoyed dinner at TAO restaurant in The Venetian with a group of friends before heading to Marquee Nightclub.

Friday, March 3...

“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star Malika Haqq celebrated her 34th birthday with a glamorous bash at 1 OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino. To kick the night off, the reality star arrived at STACK Restaurant & Bar around 10:30 p.m. for dinner before heading to the Las Vegas hot spot.  The birthday girl was accompanied by “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” star, Dorothy Wang, sister Khadijah Haqq and a handful of other friends‎. Once inside the club, they were settled at a VIP table located behind the DJ Booth where DJ Ikon was spinning smash hits.

Thursday, March 2...

Following the debut of their much-anticipated Las Vegas residency, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Backstreet Boys hosted an epic after party at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas last night. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson arrived at Chateau shortly after midnight, immediately following the group’s first show.

The Backstreet Boys Pose for Photographers
The Backstreet Boys

Stars from the worlds of sports and entertainment gathered at The Venetian Las Vegas to celebrate the 9th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards. In attendance were hosts Brian Stann and Nicole DaBeau, UFC Champion Cody Garbrandt, “The California Kid” Urijah Faber, Hall of Fame fighter Tito Ortiz, former UFC fighter Miesha Tate, former NFL star Shawne Merriman, Amber Nichole Miller and Barbie Blank of WAGS on E!, HGTV’s Bristol and Aubrey Marunde, MTV host and X –Games champion TJ Lavin and actors Barry Slone (HISTORY’s Six),  Kyle Schmid (HISTORY’s Six), Ryan Guzman (Notorious) and Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers).

 Other Las Vegas notables in attendance included BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, Vegas headliners and “America’s Got Talent” stars Comedy Daredevil, “America’s Got Talent” star Tapeface, musicians Chadwick Johnson and Ryan Patrick, magician Murray Sawchuck, Vegas headliners Jarrett & Raja and cast members from some of Las Vegas’ biggest shows, including BAZ – Star Crossed Love, Rock Fantasy, Sexxy, Purple Reign and Fantasy.

Amber Nichole Miller and Tito Ortiz Photo credit Wire Image David Becker
Amber Nichole Miller and Tito Ortiz
Photo credit Wire Image David Becker

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Barbie Blank
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Brian Stann
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Bristol and Aubrey Marunde
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Casper Van Dien
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Cody Garbrandt
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Jarrett & Raja
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Kyle Schmid and Barry Sloane
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Miesha Tate
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Murray Sawchuck
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Rock Fantasy
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Ryan Guzman
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Shawne Merriman
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Tapeface
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Urijah Faber
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Nicole DaBeau
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GRAMMY-nominated rapper and producer Redfoo, formerly of celebrated dance-pop duo LMFAO, was spotted attending the hit show Absinthe at Caesars Palace.  Following the show, the multi-talented artist went backstage for a photo with The Gazillionaire, his raucous assistant Wanda Widdles and the “Green Fairy,” Melody Sweets.

Wednesday, March 1...

Players from the world-famous English Rugby Team were spotted at the 7 p.m. show of Mystere by Crque du Soleil while in town for the Las Vegas Sevens Rugby Tournament. The group enjoyed some pre-show fun with the production’s mischievous clown, “Brian Le Petit,” who doused the team with buckets of popcorn before joining his fellow cast members onstage.

Members from the English Rugby team at Mystere by Cirque du Soleil
Members from the English Rugby team at Mystere by Cirque du Soleil
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 Friday, February 24...

 "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox was spotted at JEWEL Nightclub inside ARIA Resort and Casino. Cox began the night dinning at the renowned restaurant Herringbone, also inside ARIA, with six friends before heading to JEWEL.


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