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Gordie Brown Live at Planet Hollywood

Canadian born entertainer Gordie Brown is a man of many, many voices. Not that I counted, but the comedy impressionist probably has at least 100 vocal impressions in his ever growing repertoire of famous voices.

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On Tuesday May 16, the opening night of his new residency at Cabaret Show Lounge inside Planet Hollywood, Gordie delivered a wide range of vocal impressions from the world of entertainment to politicians and the rich and famous, in rapid succession with his signature blend of comedy and music that has made him a Las Vegas legend. George Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Robert DeNiro, Charlie Sheen, John Travolta, Jack Nicholson, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, all three of The Bee Gees, the late Robin Williams are just some of his numerous impressions and parodies that are guaranteed to bring laughter to nightly audiences. And, he has added new ones such as President Trump, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran to keep bring his act up to date and fresh.

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If some well known celebrity is missing, you can be sure it won't be long before Gordie has their voice mastered and added to his list of impersonations. After all, it appears there isn't anyone that this entertainer, a master of his craft, isn't able to impersonate.

After ending his long run at The Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas and taking a break, Gordie is happy to return to the stage as a Strip headliner, where, once again, he will leave guests with a fantastic, lasting impression.

Opportunity Village clients Showcase Their Talents at 7th annual OVation Spring Performing Arts Concert

On Thursday, May 25, Opportunity Village clients performed in front of a packed audience at its 7th Annual Spring Performing Arts Concert, OVation, at the Opportunity Village Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus.

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The program, emceed by KTNV Channel 13 morning anchor Beth Fisher, commenced with OV Elvi performing dance routines to “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Viva Las Vegas.” Opportunity Village’s Ukulele and Dance Activities Classes entertained the audience with a routine to “Pearly Shells,” and The Village Blend showcased their vocal talents with two songs, “Sugar Sugar” and “Kokomo.” Opportunity Village clients practiced a collection of music, dance and theatre performances for months leading up to the event, in preparation to showcase their talents to the Las Vegas community at their annual, free concert. Additional evening highlights included a ballroom dance performance, tap dance routine, theatre performance and hip-hop routine to “24k Magic” by Grammy-winning artist, Bruno Mars.

The Fine and Performing Arts Program at Opportunity Village teaches individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities music, dance, theatre and visual arts, and is designed to increase awareness of the arts, support creative expression, and provide mentorship in technique, materials and training.

Character and Entertainment Brands Highlighted at Licensing Expo 2017

The 2017 Licensing Expo took place May 23-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  Produced by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA), the annual trade show, which was launched in 1980, and is the longest running licensing trade show, brings together the largest audience of brand owners, licensees and retailers in the world from more than 67 countries.  Exhibitors included over 400 companies representing more than 5,000 brands from consumer goods and lifestyle categories including accessories, automotive, corporate, fashion, food and beverage, household, publishing, sports and non-profit.

The show floor is merchandised into two zones: Characters and Entertainment and Brands, Agents and Design. Whether you’re new to licensing or an industry veteran, the expo features targeted information and knowledge to take your business to the next level. Over 25 sessions are offered each year, with topics ranging from retail strategies & extending your brand globally, to the legal side of licensing.

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Leading character and entertainment brands from all facets of the licensing industry, including television, film, online, gaming and music converged at the 2017 Expo.  In attendance were Activision Blizzard King, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), BBC Worldwide, CBS Consumer Products, Cartoon Network Enterprises, eOne, DHX Brands, Iconix Brand Group, J!NX, Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc., Mattel, Inc., MGA Entertainment, Nickelodeon, One Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Rovio Entertainment Ltd., Saban Brands, Scott Living/The Scott Brothers, SEGA of America, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Striker Entertainment, Tuba n' Co., Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Brand Development, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Also featured were beloved brands and characters such as Alvin and the Chipmunks, Angry Birds, Dr. Seuss, Grumpy Cat, Hot Wheels, Masha and the Bear, Miffy, Minions, Paddington Bear, Peanuts, Peppa Pig, Power Rangers, Sesame Street, The Simpsons, The Smurfs, Sonic the Hedgehog, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Swan Princess, Trolls and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Character & Entertainment attractions included the show's annual Character Parade on Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. each day. Highly anticipated by attendees and exhibitors alike, the Parade is the place where character and entertainment licensing comes to life.

Additional entertainment-related calendar highlights of the 2017 Expo included Authentic Brands Group (ABG) hosting a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with NBA Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving on Tuesday, May 23, from 3:30-4:30 p.m; a meet-and-greet with entrepreneurs, television personalities, authors, home and lifestyle experts and founders of Scott Living, Jonathan and Drew Scott on Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m; Zinkia, Entertainment S.A.'s new character mascot, made an appearance to promote the new season of their series on Tuesday, May 23, at 3:00 p.m;  a meet an greet with newly inducted WWE Hall of Famer & Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.  and 16-time World Champion and two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair and his daughter 4-Time Women's Champion, Charlotte Flair on Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m, among many other exciting events.

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Jessica Blue, Senior Vice President, Licensing, UBM states: "Entertainment brands and characters have been launched and showcased at Licensing Expo for over 35 years. Licensed products in this category capture $113.2 billion in global retail sales annually, and this is where many of those products are conceptualized."  Let me add, that describes the impact of the Licensing Expo in a nutshell.

Tiger Woods Foundation Marks 19th Annual Tiger Jam with Sold Out Crowd

The Tiger Woods Foundation returned to Las Vegas for the 19th annual Tiger Jam at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. All proceeds from the sold-out, two-day charity event will help the Tiger Woods Foundation equip underserved students with the ability to exceed any and all expectations.

Tiger Jam kicked off Friday morning at the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course where guests were treated to breakfast and a question and answer session with PGA TOUR professional, Wesley Bryan. Bryan provided insight on everything from club selection, to tips on how to warm-up and what to eat before, during and after a round of golf. Professional golfer Paige Spiranac, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, musician Kid Rock and professional basketball player Chris Paul also joined guests for a memorable day on the bucket-list course.

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That evening, guests had the opportunity to knock out the world's top poker players as they hit the tables at Tiger's Poker Night, presented by the World Poker Tour® (WPT®), inside Whiskey Down at MGM Grand. Poker legend Phil Hellmuth emceed the exciting event, which included celebrity participants Chris Paul, supermodel Kate Upton and Japanese music star Gackt, as well as professional poker players Daniel Negreanu, Maria Ho, Daniel Weinman, David Williams, Scotty Nguyen, Mike Sexton, and Tony Dunst, along with WPT® Anchor Lynn Gilmartin. Businessman, television personality and philanthropist Mark Cuban, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, Kid Rock and Wesley Bryan also stopped by the event to support the Tiger Woods Foundation. Three players went all in on the final table, which resulted in crowning daily fantasy sports contributor and DraftKings analyst Peter Jennings as Tiger’s Poker Night amateur champion and Nguyen as Tiger’s Poker Night professional champion.

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The festivities continued Saturday morning as Tiger Jam’s guests got to test their skills in the Sponsor Golf Tournament at Shadow Creek before making their way back to MGM Grand for the chic reception and thrilling live auction.

Upton welcomed guests and spoke about what an honor it was to be a part of such an amazing long-standing and charitable event. She then introduced Rick Singer, president and chief executive officer of the Tiger Woods Foundation, who played a video from Tiger Woods thanking all of the guests for their continued support and assured them he would be back in 2018. Afterward, Earl Woods Scholarship recipient, Adrian Arias, took to the stage to address the crowd. Arias is the program’s first lawyer, who graduated from Ohio Northern University and will be returning to his hometown of Washington D.C. to take the bar exam. Arias thanked the sponsors and guests for all the support they give to the foundation and its scholars. He ended his speech by quoting Woods, “As long as we’re trying, we’re not failing and we’re still in the game.”

Kazantsev then jumped on stage with auctioneer Jake Parnell to co-host the live auction as “The Bachelor” and “The Twins: Happily Ever After?” reality TV stars, Haley and Emily Ferguson, presented items and experiences. Guests were able to bid on one-of-a-kind, luxury items including a Full Swing golf simulator, 2017 ACURA MDX SH-AWD™, Lacern Performance Golf Car, international getaways, rounds of golf on elite courses and more.

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Following the bids, country star Darius Rucker performed an intimate, poolside concert for guests. Rucker performed some of his top hits and paid homage to past Tiger Jam performer Prince with a rendition of “Purple Rain.”

To cap off the night, attendees headed to the official post-party at Topgolf Las Vegas where they played interactive golf games, danced the night away to beats by DJ Suga Ray and enjoyed signature cocktails and delectable late-night bites. The epic post-party also featured an interactive photo booth, a mermaid and a bubble contortionist.

As Tiger Jam expands its charitable impact, TGR Live continues to set the bar for premium charity events.

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

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and in conjunction with The Beatles’ worldwide “Pepper Day” celebration, on the morning of June 1, “Sgt. Pepper” from THE BEATLES™ LOVE™ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® raised a custom “Sgt. Pepper” flag atop Hollywood’s iconic Capitol Records tower in salute of the momentous milestone. Invited guests joined together on the rooftop to watch the ascension of the custom flag while singing along to the groundbreaking album.

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Here in Las Vegas, guests of The Mirage received a complimentary, newly mixed release of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band album expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including 34 previously unreleased recordings. Visitors to The Mirage were invited to join in the “Pepper Day” celebrations by putting themselves into the iconic album cover art in an interactive photo opportunity outside the theatre, available for the next four weeks, to share with loved ones on social media.  Fans can see “Sgt. Pepper” five nights a week at The Mirage onstage in The Beatles LOVE, and can enjoy Cirque du Soleil’s summer offer now through the end of August with tickets starting at $55* (*taxes and fees not included and offer varies by show day and time).

Las Vegas High School students in the JAG NEVADA PROGRAM (Jobs for America’s Graduates – Nevada) visited OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE on May 31 and presented the organization with a $500 CHECK. Opportunity Village clients and President & CEO Bob Brown were on hand to accept the check from the students and JAG Nevada Director of Data and Program Administration Michele Cody.

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JAG students receive support from the community throughout the year to assist with getting them on the right track to graduate and prepare them for a career after high school,” said Michele Cody. “This time, they decided they wanted to give back to their community, so they chose Opportunity Village to thank them for everything they do and the families they help every single day.

“This donation comes as a result of the “pay it forward” lesson in which the Las Vegas High School JAG Specialist Christina Sa taught her students how to give back on an individual level. The purpose of the process was to teach them social awareness and the importance of giving back to their community.

Dedicated to transforming lives through arts and education in Southern Nevada, THE ROGERS FOUNDATION recently awarded a total of $240,600 in grants to three local programs. Following a competitive application and review process, grant winners include: Boys Town Nevada ($100,000), Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts ($40,600) and Reading Rangers ($100,000). The 2017 grant recipients were all visited by leaders of The Rogers Foundation and presented with checks to commemorate the memorable occasion.

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On Friday, June 2, A PLAYER WON $400,000 after being dealt four aces with a kicker while playing 100 Play Triple Double Bonus in the High Limit Room at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Due to popular demand, CINDY WILLIAMS will extend her run as a guest star in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Originally scheduled to perform through May 29, Williams has received such a positive audience response that show producers have asked her to continue performing for an additional three months through Sept. 2, 2017.

DIANA ROSS marks her debut at Wynn Las Vegas with Diana Ross: Endless Memories, a limited run of nine intimate performances from October 11 – 28. Tickets priced at $296 – $60.50 (plus applicable fees) go on sale Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. PDT at Wynn Las Vegas Box Office.  One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the Diana Ross Charitable Foundation.

Season 10 winner of “American Idol”, country music artist SCOTTY MCCREERY brings his 2017 tour to The Toyota Yard inside Topgolf Las Vegas on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $32 and go on sale Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m.

Fremont Street Experience’s DOWNTOWN ROCKS FREE CONCERT SERIES continues on Saturday, June 10 with the Rock’n Road Trip Tour featuring Fuel (10 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage), Tonic (9 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage), Marcy Playground  (8 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage), and Dishwalla (7 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage).

REGGAE IN THE DESERT, Las Vegas’ largest Reggae festival showcasing both the unifying power of Reggae music and the Caribbean lifestyle, announces the 16th annual music festival on Saturday, June 10 at the Clark County Amphitheatre (500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas). The all-ages music festival features Common Kings, Alborosie, Tanya Stephens, Passafire, Eljai, Inna Vision and more.Doors open at noon and the event concludes at 10 p.m. General admission tickets are $35. VIP tickets are $80 and include admission ticket, event poster, event t-shirt, and VIP access to private bar and 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.

UNLV International Gaming Institute and Core Academy have teamed up to launch YOUNG EXECUTIVE SCHOLARS (YES) HOSPITALITY & TOURISM PROGRAM, a first-of-its-kind summer program for high school students, and 30 tenth-grade Core Academy Scholars have been selected as the inaugural participants.  YES kicks off June 12 and is modeled after the IGI and University of Nevada, Reno’s world-class Executive Development Program for industry professionals. During the five-week summer program, scholars will discover the managerial and executive-level career opportunities available to them in the hospitality and tourism industry, gain insight into the college experience at UNLV, and develop new skills to excel in the classroom today and the workplace tomorrow.“The YES Hospitality & Tourism Program will provide our scholars a whole new perspective of the multibillion-dollar industry that sits right in their backyard,” said Lindsay Harper, Core Academy executive director. “The program will expose scholars to professional career opportunities within hospitality and tourism they didn’t know existed and encourage them to excel in academic areas they did not realize were applicable to the industry.” Participating Core Academy Scholars were selected based upon the strength of their essay submissions required for program admittance. Scholars will attend the rigorous program on the UNLV campus, where they will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the most prominent figures in the hospitality industry, including senior-level executives from across Las Vegas’ multiple Fortune 500 integrated resort companies and leading academic experts in the field.

The UNLV MARJORIE BARRICK MUSEUM OF ART will be hosting an ART & CULTURE DAY featuring fun, creativity, and learning, with free activities for the entire community, June 16 from 9am to 5pm. Discover new ways to appreciate art as a viewer and a maker by viewing the summer art exhibitions and participating in one of the free hands-on workshops. https://www.unlv.edu/event/art-and-culture-day-barrick-museum  Guests will enjoy Museum Eye Spy, Storytime presented by Las Vegas Clark County Library District, modern dance, and art making. Bring your creations home or exhibit them in the museum's lobby. Admission is FREE and materials will be provided.

After more than 10 years and $1.2 million raised for Three Square, Southern Nevada’s premiere culinary event, LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK will return June 19-30, 2017.  Las Vegas Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, June 16 with a “Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine & Friends” at Sky Beach Club at Tropicana Las Vegas. Chef Irvine will host the poolside party, challenging guests to ping pong, tug-of-war and other adult-style summer camp games, while they nosh on fresh summertime salads, barbeque and refreshing cocktails from local restaurants. Proceeds from the ticketed event will benefit Three Square.

Beginning June 19, Restaurants will create their own prix-fixe menu offered at price points ranging from $20 to $80, with a fixed portion of the proceeds benefitting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada. Restaurants already confirmed to participate include: Andiron, Bouchon Bistro, Cleo, Eiffel Tower, Foundation Room, Fogo de Chao, Hearthstone, Gilley’s Bar-B-Que, MOzen Bistro, Silverado Steakhouse, Urban Turban and Zenshin among many others.

100 percent of the proceeds collected from participating restaurants benefits Three Square and its mission to provide meals to more than 296,000 hungry residents in Southern Nevada. The 2016 iteration alone put more than half a million meals back out into the community.

Life Time Athletic Green Valley, located at 121 Carnegie St. in Henderson, invites members and nonmembers alike to experience a night in Old Havana with its annual 'HOT HAVANA NIGHTS” themed party from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 10. The sizzling poolside event will feature dancing, live entertainment and delectable Cuban-inspired appetizers. Guests may sip handcrafted mojitos available for purchase from a mojito bar, which will feature an assortment of flavors, while a live DJ sets the mood with sultry Latin music. Breathtaking fire dancers will also bring tropical Cuban flair to the event. The event is FREE for Life Time Athletic members and the public ages 21 and over.  The Life Time Athletic Kid’s Academy will simultaneously host a Parent’s Night Out in correlation with the event from 6 to 10 p.m. for children ages four to 12, priced at $25 per child.

Comedy Magician ADAM LONDON launches a magical summer beginning June 18 at LAUGHTERNOON at the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel. AbracaDADbra, London makes FREE ENTRY APPEAR FOR DADS ON FATHER'S DAY with the code MAGICDAD. Plus, his annual Scoopin’ Out Free Ice Cream goes through Labor Day. Guests receive a cup of Anderson Dairy ice cream as a nostalgic throwback to London’s job selling ice cream as a teen.  Adam London’s Laughternoon is daily at 4 p.m. inside The Showroom at the D Las Vegas.Tickets for Laughternoon start at $19.95+.

THE REVOLUTION – the incredible band that backed Prince for so many illustrious years – will play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The Linq Promenade on Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30 p.m. Doors for An Evening With The Revolution at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas open at 8:30 p.m. This show is for ages 18+.  General admission tickets start at $30 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale at the Brooklyn Bowl box office.

LIFE TIME’S LAS VEGAS HEALTH RESORTS IN GREEN VALLEY AND SUMMERLIN will celebrate the longest day of the year with a 'SOLSTICE BLISS' YOGA EVENT, held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. The 90-minute sampler class will consist of each of Life Time’s signature yoga formats, accompanied by live music. Following the practice, attendees will rejuvenate on Life Time’s expansive, resort-style pool deck with chilled kombucha; fresh fruit and vegetables; ice water infused with lemons, limes and cucumbers. Participants will also receive individual gift bags filled with Mala bead bracelets and essential oil samples.   Members and non-members of Life Time are welcome to participate in the revitalizing event. Registration is priced at $15 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members.

Grammy Award-winners MUMFORD & SONS will return to Las Vegas for a rare and intimate performance following last year’s sold-out gig headlining 2016’s Life Is Beautiful festival. The band is scheduled to perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, June 24. Tickets start at $65 (plus applicable service fees) are on sale at the Hard Rock Hotel box office.

Tickets are now on sale to experience MARGARITA LA DIOSA DE LA CUMBIA live in concert on Saturday, June 24 at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40.

The party heats up as the Flamingo GO Pool announces the initial lineup for its NIGHT JAMS CONCERT SERIES. First up is Sugar Ray on Sunday, June 25, with front man Mark McGrath  hosting Day Beats at the Flamingo GO Pool on Saturday, June 24.Tickets for Sugar Ray  are $33.25.. Doors for the concerts open at 6:30 p.m., with an opening act at 7 p.m. and the headliner at 8 p.m. All guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Celebrity sightings:

Saturday, June 3...

NFL quarterback Drew Brees was spotted at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian with his wife Brittany Brees and a group of friends.

Reality TV star Malika Haqq was spotted enjoying a fun night out at OMNIA Nightclub while new Las Vegas show resident Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett (the star of the new Strip show “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man”) was seen at the neighboring Vista Cocktail Lounge inside Caesars Palace.

Friday night, June 2...

Grammy-award winning artist Jermaine Dupri hosted the party at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian as part of his exclusive residency. Before manning the decks, Dupri fueled up at TAO restaurant.

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Thursday, June 1...

Johnny Galecki, star of T.V.’s #1 comedy The Big Bang Theory, made a surprise visit to The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil.  Following the show, Galecki took part in an exclusive meet-and-greet with the cast.

Sunday, May 28...

In the afternoon, multi-Grammy Award winner and celebrated pop and R&B singer Usher sang along and danced to many of his world-famous hits at Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Later on, partygoers went wild as rapper 2 Chainz made a surprise appearance and joined Usher on stage to perform “Watch Out” and “It’s A Vibe.” Other notable guests included songwriter, producer and singer Rico Love and “Love & Hip Hop” star Alexis Skyy.

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Later in the day, Usher was spotted attending the 8 p.m. performance of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace. ABSINTHE star Melody Sweets (“The Green Fairy”) shared a photo with Usher following the performance.

Wiz Khalifa took in the afternoon from a VIP cabana with his entourage at Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, as Deorro and W&W manned the decks. Afterwards, Khalifa headed to TAO restaurant in The Venetian where he dined with friends.

Hip hop artist Tyga enjoyed dinner at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas before heading to Marquee Nightclub. Across the room, 2 Chainz also fueled up for a night out with a group of friends.

Later that night at Marquee Nightclub, DJ Khaled continued the party into the wee hours of the morning with a blowout performance and a special DJ set. Khaled played a brand-new track from 2 Chainz’s forthcoming album prompting 2 Chainz to head to the DJ booth from his table and jump on the mic. Also in the crowd at separate VIP tables were rappers Tyga and Pusha T.

Saturday, May 27...

Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas celebrated Memorial Day Weekend with an explosive performance by rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Among the partiers were professional wrestlers and “Total Divas” reality stars Tenille Dashwood also known as Emma and Danielle Moinet also known as Summer Rae, Dallas Mavericks’ basketball player Nerlens Noel and cast members Ryan Pires, Jeremy Denzel Williams and Anton Engel from Hard Rock Hotel’s newest resident stage production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS.

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At TAO Beach in The Venetian, DJ Khaled hosted the pool party and pumped out hit after hit as he manned the decks. Taking in Khaled’s set from multiple cabanas were hip hop artists OT Genasis, Fabolous and Pusha T as well as New York Giants Player Odell Beckham Jr, Los Angeles Laker Luol Deng and Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Von Miller.

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Later that night at TAO Nightclub, French Montana performed for a full house of party-goers. Surprising the crowd, Diddy joined Montana on stage.

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At Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, hip hop artist Gucci Mane took over the night with a blowout performance of his top hits. In the crowd were Odell Beckham Jr and Von Miller who partied with their entourage at a VIP table.

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At Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, “Orange is the New Black” stars Beth Dover and Lea DeLaria enjoyed dinner with friends.

Reality TV star and model Kendra Wilkinson was spotted at HEXX Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas following the premiere of her new show, “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.”  Following the late-night dinner, Wilkinson, Rodriguez and friends made their way to Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop, where the group partied under the stars into the early morning hours.

Friday, May 26...

Oakland Raiders player Jared Cook and a friend partied at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian.

Hip hop artist E-40 brought down the house for a packed TAO Nightclub.

Recording artist J. Cole was spotted having dinner with friends at LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo.

WWE superstars Tenille Dashwood (known as Emma) and Danielle Moinet (known as Summer Rae), former star of E!’s Total Divas, were spotted at Las Vegas’ sexiest new show, Magic Mike Live at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In town for Memorial Day Weekend, the superstars relished in the evening’s early performance alongside friend and celebrity makeup artist, Stella Kae.

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