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Magician Murray Sawchuck Celebrates 1 Million YouTube Subscribers with Party at The Golden Tiki

Murray The Magician celebrated 1 million subscribers and over 1 billion views on his YouTube Channel at a VIP party at the Golden Tiki, on Wednesday night, December 12. 1 Million Subscribers is a huge milestone on YouTube or any social media platform. With 70% of his videos featuring his quirky style of comedy and magic going viral worldwide, Murray celebrated his rise to YouTube Superstardom with his YouTube producing partner, Seth Leach, and over 200 guests and celebrities. The event also included the reveal of a gift of an original piece of art by Michael Godard, in celebration of the milestone.

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Magician Murray Sawchuck Celebrates 1 Million YouTube Subscribers at The Golden Tiki with Seth Leach - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Dani Elizabeth, Magician Murray Sawchuck and mom Arlene Sawchuck - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Magician Murray Sawchuck and Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich Celebrate 1 Million YouTube Subscribers at The Golden Tiki - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn


Video of the unveiling:

Video credit: Stephen Thorburn

Among those in attendance were celebrities Pawn Star's Chum Lee, singer/actress Pia Zadora, Tape Face, Tenors of Rock, rocker Paul Shortino, Crazy Girls, Dani Elizabeth, Reckless in Vegas, Donald Trump impersonator John Di Domenico, DJ's HardNox, Murray's on stage sidekick and master sleight of hand trickster Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich, Granny PottyMouth (aka Peggy Glenn), DJ Hardnox, magician's Mistie and Kyle Knight, and many more.

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Magician Murray Sawchuck Celebrates 1 Million YouTube Subscribers at The Golden Tiki with Adam London - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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John Di Domenico - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Jimmy Denning of Tenors of Rock, Magician Murray Sawchuck with Paul and Carmen Shortino at The Golden Tiki - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Seth Leach, Dani Elizabeth, Granny PottyMouth and Magician Murray Sawchuck Celebrate at The Golden Tiki - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Magician Murray Sawchuck Celebrates 1 Million YouTube Subscribers at The Golden Tiki with Chumlee - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Kyle and Mistie Knight - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Magician Murray Sawchuck Celebrates 1 Million YouTube Subscribers at The Golden Tiki with Pia Zadora - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Captures the Spirit of the Holiday Season With Majestic New Display

Bellagio's Cnservatory & Botanical Gardens has transformed into a glistening winter wonderland with the unveiling of its spectacular holiday display featuring picture-perfect botanical creations, a stately 42-foot-tall White Fir tree dripping with bright ornaments and a glamorous ice queen.

Now through January 6, 2019, visitors to the Conservatory will voyage through the arctic with an elegant ice queen as she travels on her horse-drawn carriage to a dramatic castle. Along the way, joyful elves, polar bear guardians and toy soldiers greet the ice queen. The holiday display, titled “Majestic Holiday Magic,” was designed by Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, drawing inspiration from royal weddings.

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Bellagio Conservatory North Garden Holiday 2018 - Photo ccourtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens


Bellagio Conservatory Queen Holiday 2018
Bellagio Conservatory Queen Holiday 2018 - Photo ccourtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens


Bellagio Conservatory South Garden Holiday 2018
Bellagio Conservatory South Garden Holiday 2018 - Photo ccourtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens


Bellagio Conservatory West Garden Holiday 2018
Bellagio Conservatory West Garden Holiday 2018 - Photo ccourtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

In the center of it all, a magnificent holiday tree sends gazes soaring while musical sounds and seasonal colors evoke the holiday spirit. Decorated with 7,000 warm white lights and 2,500 ornaments, the 42-foot White Fir stands as the Conservatory’s focal point. A whimsical five-car toy train, equipped with a live camera, whirls on its tracks around the base of the tree. Guests will marvel at the glamourous ice queen dressed in a couture-inspired gown made from preserved red and white roses, silver palmetto leaves, fresh hydrangeas and Phalaenopsis orchids. Escorted by guardian polar bears, the queen brings gifts of joy and prosperity to guests from near and far.

Visitors continue their journey in the East Garden making their way through a European-themed carriage decorated with vintage lanterns, stylish draperies and a crystal chandelier. Luxurious red velvet upholstery and gilded embellishments complete the interior while tapioca pearls and other botanical materials cover the exterior. Two 12-foot herald trumpeters mark the entrance to the coach, which is pulled by four 12-foot-tall white horses dressed in their finest regalia. Two pearl-curtained windows present a perfect photo opportunity to capture precious holiday memories.

In the North Garden, the ice queen’s destination is a 28-foot opulent Gothic castle, which is surrounded by a moat and connected with a passageway inspired by New York’s Central Park Gothic Bridge. Standing guard at each corner of the bridge are four animated toy soldiers. Nearby, a pair of playful floral elves wave hello and stand among hundreds of colorful Poinsettias.

In the South Garden guests will find a polar bear family in its new glistening arctic environment, a gift from the queen for their service and loyalty. Tugging on the heartstrings of visitors young and old, two baby polar bears frolic among the icebergs as a third baby pops out of a box. Papa bear with a coat made of thousands of white hydrangeas watches with affection. To complete the seasonal theme, glimmering stars, an illuminated moon and red and green Polonaise tree toppers hang from the Conservatory’s all-glass ceiling, visible from every vantage point. 
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Country Music Superstars Perform During Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience kicked off ten days of competition and country with free live entertainment during the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown in downtown Las Vegas, on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Rodeo fans celebrated the return of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and danced the night away under the iconic Viva Vision canopy while country music sensations Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, Haley & Michaels and Corb Lund delivered boot-stomping performances on all three stages.

Rodeo fans celebrate return of NFR during 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience 12.5.18
Rodeo fans celebrate return of NFR during 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience - Photo credit: Black Raven Films

Corb Lund kicked off the night on the Main Street Stage with some of his most popular hits. Shortly after, Haley & Michaels took over the 1st Street Stage for a rowdy performance featuring their honkytonk tunes. Over on the 3rd Street Stage, the Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye hyped up the crowd, performing top tracks such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “There Ain't Nothing Wrong With the Radio” and “Love, Me.”

Afterward, country fans went wild as Granger Smith took over 1st Street Stage and showed off his signature sounds with hits including “Backroad Song,” “If the Boot Fits” and “Happens Like That.” Later in the evening, world-renowned country star Chris Janson wrapped up the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown on 3rd Street Stage with an hour-long set featuring chart-topping hits such as “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “Drunk Girl” and “Holdin’ Her.”

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Aaron Tippin performs during 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience - Photo credit: Black Raven Films


Chris Janson wraps up the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown on 3rd Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience 12.5.18
Chris Janson wraps up the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown on 3rd Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience - Photo credit: Black Raven Films


Granger Smith performs during Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience 12.5.18
Granger Smith performs during Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience - Photo credit: Black Raven Films


Haley Michaels take over 1st Street Stage during Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience 12.5.18
Haley Michaels take over 1st Street Stage during Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience - Photo credit: Black Raven Films

Animal Planet’s Tanked® Unveils Holiday-Themed Aquarium At Ethel M Chocolates

The famed Ethel M Cactus Garden took on a new complexion this holiday season with the arrival of an underwater environment amid the festival lights.  Animal Planet’s hit TV Show, Tanked®, made a visit to Ethel M Chocolates Factory this month where the Las Vegas duo of Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing constructed a custom holiday-themed aquarium to go along with Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lights display. The tank will debut in the show’s holiday episode, A Merry Fishy Christmas, airing December 14, 9 p.m. EST / PT on Animal Planet, and will remain in the garden until January 6.

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Photo courtesy of Ethel M Chocolates

The show earned its name by creating some of the world’s most opulent fish tanks for celebrity clients. The brothers-in-law and business partners behind Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, wanted to bring a holiday, cactus-themed tank to Ethel M’s cactus garden in time for the garden’s annual holiday light display which is free to the public.

The tank exhibits fake cacti to replicate Ethel M Chocolates’ cactus garden, freshwater plants, and GloFish® to simulate the holiday lights. Standing seven feet tall, the six-foot wide tank is filled with 520 gallons of fresh water and weighs in at close to 6,000 pounds. It is located in the heart of the Cactus Garden Holiday Light display, which features three acres of cacti decorated in over a million colorful lights to celebrate the holiday season.

“Thanks to Animal Planet’s well-known Las Vegas duo, we are excited to debut a custom tank among this year’s holiday lights,” said Oren Young, General Manager of Ethel M Chocolates. “We’re excited the addition of the tank will offer both our visitors and fans of the show a dynamic, new experience in our garden, in addition to our new life-sized snow globe and outdoor food truck.”

The tank will remain in the cactus garden through January 6. The holiday cactus garden and factory store are open November 6 – January 6, from 8am – 10pm, with the exception of Christmas day.

Santas Bring Cheer to Downtown Las Vegas for 14th Annual “Las Vegas Great Santa Run”

On Saturday, December 1, thousands of Santas gathered for the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run sponsored by Circle K, benefiting beloved local organization Opportunity Village. Met by a sea of Kris Kringle lookalikes on Fremont Street Experience, Grand Marshal Lance Burton: Master Magician welcomed participants and kicked off the highly anticipated race.

Photo courtesy of Opportunity Village

Following a high-energy Zumba warm up led by Kat ‘n JJohn, Jason Feinberg and Alyssa Deitsch of FOX5 introduced an array of special guests including Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former mayor Oscar Goodman; acclaimed male revue stars The Chippendales; Opportunity Village President and CEO Bob Brown; Opportunity Village Vice President of Philanthropy Adam Joseph; Santa Claus; and The Plaza Hotel CEO Jonathan Jossel.

Photo courtesy of Opportunity Village

Donned in full five-piece Santa suits, 5K and 1-mile runners and walkers enjoyed energetic performances from Opportunity Village’s all-Elvis dance troupe, the OV Elvi, and singer George Dare with “Run, Santa, Run” accompanied by Fit4Mom Las Vegas. Additionally, entertainers Human Nature and Gabriella Versace from SEXXY got everyone in a holiday spirit with holiday serenades. Opportunity Village mascot, OV Bear, alongside Cosmo of the Las Vegas 51s, Cash the Soccer Rocker of the Las Vegas Lights FC and the Golden Aces and Chance of the Golden Knights.

Lance Burton - Photo courtesy of Opportunity Village

Burton waved to energetic runners as he led the crowd from the 3rd Street Stage through the Fremont Street Experience to the start line in a Las Vegas Raiders fan vehicle, the “Raiders Ambulance.” After a jolly performance by Lorena Peril of FANTASY and a countdown complete with confetti showers, thousands of Santas were off as they made their way through Downtown Las Vegas. From there, The Chippendales led the rest of the crowd to the one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle Walk.

Participants were met with commemorative Santa medals, music, food trucks, a petting zoo, giant foosball, and more at the Great Santa Run’s official after party, which took place in Zappos’ Llama Lot. Entertainment included acts from SILVERSAGE, Legends in Concert, Aussie Heat, DJ Ultra, and Tom Jones Clone.

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is Opportunity Village’s largest single-day fundraiser, to date, and has raised millions of dollars toward the charity’s support of nearly 2,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities in Southern Nevada.

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

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presented the resort’s SECOND ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY with special host VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS DEFENSEMAN DERYK ENGELLAND. The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool transformed into a 4,200 square foot ice rink offering breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip. Skye Dee Miles and the Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Band enchanted guests with soulful Christmas carols before Vegas Golden Knights emcee Mark Shunock introduced the evening’s host. Engelland and his family took the stage to push a special button, illuminating the colorful Christmas tree as the crowd cheered on the Knights.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Tree Lighting - Photo credit: Kabik Photo Group

Following the tree lighting, Engelland and his family skated with guests, posed for photos and signed autographs. In addition to the lighting of the 36’ tall tree, guests enjoyed winter activities like s’mores by the fire, festive specialty cocktails and small bites while Skye Dee Miles and the Rose. Rabbit Lie. Band performed holiday classics live.

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Deryk Engelland - Photo credit: Kabik Photo Group

The Howard Hughes Corporation, owner of the Las Vegas 51s®, the city’s professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, and developer of the Summerlin master planned community and the Las Vegas Ballpark currently under construction at Downtown Summerlin, announced the team’s new name – the LAS VEGAS AVIATORS. Read more about The Las Vegas Aviators in this week's edition of Patty Fantasia's column.

Nevada based law firm, HOLLEY DRIGGS WALCH FINE PUZEY STEIN THOMPSON, was honored to participate in GIRLS ON THE RUN’S FALL 5K on Dec. 1 at Sunset Park in Henderson. Among those from the Firm that participated were shareholders Brian W. Boschee and Glenn F. Meier, as well as attorney Andrea M. Gandara.Girls on The Run inspires girls to recognize inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of a ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

After a successful inaugural year, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities is doubling down on efforts to eliminate impaired driving by providing $200,000 IN FREE LYFT CREDITS on typically high volume consumption holidays throughout 2019. An initial $10,000 will be dispersed on New Year's Eve for people to celebrate and ride smart. New and existing users can use code "LASNYE10" for $5 off two rides while supplies last. Last year, Lyft dedicated $100,000 in ride credit, resulting in a 15 percent decline in DUI arrests year-over-year on New Year's Eve, the first decrease reported in five years.

Southern Nevada's premier champion of arts and education, THE ROGERS FOUNDATION, is now accepting online applications for $75,000 in new arts and education grants. Grant opportunities for K-12 schools in Clark County and community organizations in concert with these schools are available in three focus areas: Gift of Imagination, Gift of Knowledge, and Gift of Assurance. Each focus area will award up to $25,000. Grant applications are now available on The Rogers Foundation website www.therogers.foundation through March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Recipients will be announced at the end of May.

SALT-N-PEPA’S I LOVE THE ‘90s – THE VEGAS SHOW has been cancelled at Paris Las Vegas, December 6-17.Having just returned from an exhausting Australian tour co-headlining with Usher, and prepping for 2019 with their producing partners UD Factory, Salt-N-Pepa have decided to take a few extra weeks off to reflect and refresh from three of the hardest working years ever in their career. Performances will resume January 17, 2019. Refunds for ticket holders for shows scheduled for December 6 - 17 will be available at point of purchase.

The beloved band, THE BRONX WANDERERS, led by Vinny Adinolfi and his two sons guitarist, keyboardist/singer Vin A, and Nick on drums, will be performing their final show at Windows Showroom at Bally’s on December 23. The good news is that they will be moving a bigger, more seated showroom, the Mat Franco Theater at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in January where they will present a larger scale production. A preview opening is scheduled for 9 p.m. Jan. 28, with a media premiere targeted for mid-February. Weekly show times will be 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are priced at $79, $89 and $109 for VIP; fees not included.

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES,  the number-one selling duo in music history, will return to Las Vegas for three exclusive U.S. dates in March at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Tickets for the shows on March 20, 22 and 23 will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, Dec. 14 at noon PST. Ticket prices start at $59.95 and may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office.

Critically acclaimed actor and author ROB LOWE will make his Las Vegas debut on Saturday, April 13 at the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino as part of his “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!” tour, .an all-new, peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, marriage, and a life lived at the forefront of culture for four decades. Tickets prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees and go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. PT. A limited number of Meet & Greets backstage with Rob Lowe are available for purchase as well. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

As part of his 2019 ‘Y LA HISTORIA CONTINÚA’ TOUR, romantic idol/singer/songwriter MARCO ANTONIO SOLÍS will make a Las Vegas stop during Mexican Independence Day Weekend at Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets ranging in price from $69 to $499 (not including applicable service charges or fees) will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Dec. 14 at 12 noon PT.

The 10th ANNUAL MARINE CORPS TOYS FOR TOTS VARIETY SHOW hosted by show-producer (and rock-drummer extraordinaire) LJ Harness, will take place Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 pm at the Westgate Resort & Casino Main Showroom. Performers scheduled to appear include cast members of the hit show Fantasy at Luxor Hotel & Casino, The Australian Bee Gees, Murray Sawchuck, Gordie Brown, Mosaic, Lorena Peril, Zowie Bowie, Adrian Zmed, Lyssa Lynne, Serena Henry, and more. Each year, The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Celebrity Benefit raises more than $200,000 and over 5,000 toys annually for Las Vegas area children. Tickets are $20 at the box office or drop off a donation of new unwrapped toys worth $20, or greater, at Findlay Cadillac 993 Auto Show Dr. Henderson, NV 89014 in exchange for a free ticket to the performance.

The National Tour of HELLO, DOLLY!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley, will be performing at The Smith Center March 19-21. Tickets for the Las Vegas engagement go on sale Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

#1 Kids’ Music Brand -- KIDZ BOP -- Brings their First-Ever World Tour to The Smith Center Sunday, June 2, 2019. Tickets starting at $29.95 will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased in-person at The Smith Center box office.

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter HOZIER with special guest Jade Bird will perform at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale – Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.

THE DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO has cemented itself as the place to be on the final weekend of NFR by announcing headlining performances from DJ ROCK, as seen on tour with Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell. Based in Georgia, Rock brings his mainstream fusion of country and pop to the Grand casino floor on December 14th and 15th, along with his high-energy performance style that has earned him the number one supporting slot for some of the top country music tours in the U.S.  Performances are FREE for everyone 21 and over and will begin at 10 p.m.

Helping rodeo goers recover from the night before, The Downtown Grand continues its NFR programming with live brunch performances from Las Vegas' own CALI TUCKER (her Aunt is Tanya Tucker) at Freedom Beat on Sunday December 9th and 16th at 11:00 am.

Las Vegas-based GOD BEHIND BARS supports family reunification this Christmas with their annual signature event, ALL IS BRIGHT, on Wednesday, Dec. 19 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Central Church in Henderson (1001 New Beginnings Drive).  During this unique event, God Behind Bars will be reuniting, or sometimes even introducing, inmates and their families, allowing fathers and mothers to share a majestic Winter Wonderland experience with their children and have a full Christmas experience including visits from Santa, unwrapping toys and dinner. The Las Vegas community is invited to help sponsor this event by donating new and unwrapped toys of varying value, decorating supplies, or funds by visiting www.allisstillbright.com.

SG Bar, located at 9580 W. Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas, will host a VIEWING PARTY for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 232 fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson at the T-Mobile Arena, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29. The fight will be shown on multiple high-definition TVs throughout the tavern. Admission to the viewing party will be priced at $10 per person.

Good friends DAVE CHAPPELLE AND JOHN MAYER, one an Emmy Award-winning comedian, the other a GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, will be bringing their unique music and comedy hybrid to Las Vegas for the first time, as they present Controlled Danger at MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $45 to $269.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees).

CHATEAU NIGHTCLUB & ROOFTOP PARIS LAS VEGAS will host the triumphant return of international DJ PAUL OAKENFOLD to Las Vegas to celebrate New Year’s Eve weekend beginning at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30.

FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE invites partygoers to forget all inhibitions and celebrate the coming of 2019 during AMERICA'S PARTY DOWNTOWN, the highly-anticipated New Year’s Eve extravaganza featuring non-stop live entertainment, a jaw-dropping display of onstage pyrotechnics, a celebratory midnight toast by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and more.

On Monday, Dec. 31 beginning at 6 p.m., guests can ring in the new year and experience the mind-blowing energy of downtown Las Vegas with non-stop live entertainment from 12 bands on four stages, including a dedicated EDM stage, and watch the iconic ball drop in Times Square on the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision. Throughout the night, guests will also be treated to stunning onstage pyrotechnics, dazzling visuals, alluring dancers and aerialists, theatrical, roaming entertainment and an unforgettable Viva Vision year-in-review montage. .Pre-sale tickets for America’s Party Downtown are on sale now starting at $35 (plus tax and fees).

Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique will take the stage at SLS Las Vegas® for her first-ever Strip residency beginning Friday, Jan. 11. “MO’NIQUE DOES VEGAS” will perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with additional 11 p.m. shows Fridays and Saturdays, inside The Sayers Club® through Thursday, Feb. 28. Tickets start at $49 (plus tax and fees), are now on sale. All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian TYLER PERRY has announced the final stage tour for his beloved character “Madea” with Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour.  The nation-wide tour will kick off in Oakland, Calif. on Jan. 18, and over the course of four months, Perry will bring his beloved characters to venues across the United States, including Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. Tickets starting at $45 (not including taxes and fees) are on sale now.

IL DIVO will perform at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort as part their Timeless Tour on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tickets for Il Divo are $59.95, $79.50, $129.50. $189.50 and $329.50 (front row), plus applicable fees and are now on sale . Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center.

Live Nation has confirmed that the JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE  'MAN OF THE WOODS' CONCERT previously postponed in Las Vegas has been rescheduled for Friday, March 8, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena. Tickets for the previously scheduled concert are valid at the new date.

THE SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT Group, Inc, a collection of iconic American steakhouses headquartered in Boston, is set to debut its all new Smith & Wollensky Las Vegas location at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. Construction is currently underway at the highly anticipated “America’s Steakhouse” branded restaurant and is slated to be unveiled April 2019.


INDOCHINO, the global leader in custom apparel, is set to give Las Vegas a style upgrade by opening its first Nevada showroom at Fashion Show Las Vegas, located on the Upper Level near Macy’s and Puma, on December 21, 2018. Ideal for visitors and residents alike, the brand, which offers exceptional value on perfectly tailored clothing, will also focus on building partnerships with local businesses to dress the thousands of hospitality and entertainment staff along the strip.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will unveil 108 EATS by James Trees on Thursday, Dec. 27, offering chef-driven fresh panini, inventive ice creams and house made treats. The scenic eatery will be located on the 108th level of the Tower’s Observation Deck, more than 1,000 feet high from the ground.

Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf and TCL, the fastest-growing television brand in North America, have announced a national partnership that will generate exciting esports entertainment at Topgolf, designed for gamers from all walks of life. The first TCL ESPORTS LOUNGE will open at Topgolf Las Vegas in early January, aligning with the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 8-11.

Celebrity sightings:

Friday night, Dec. 7...

British supermodel and activist, Adwoa Aboah was spotted attending Las Vegas’ hottest production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Following the sizzling performance, Aboah and friends met with the cast for photos and to express their enjoyment of the show during a private meet and greet.

Adwoa Aboah Attends MAGIC MIKE LIVE 12.7.18 Courtesy MAGIC MIKE LIVE Photography 1
Adwoa Aboah Attends MAGIC MIKE LIVE 12.7.18 - Photo courtesy MAGIC MIKE LIVE Photography

Saturday, Dec. 8...

Actor, Jake T Austin best known for his role in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, celebrated his 24th birthday with a group of friends at TAO inside The Venetian.   After dinner they headed to dance floor VIP table in the club to take in the sounds of DJ Eric DLux, where he was surprised with a birthday presentation.

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Jake T. Austin - Photo courtesy of TAO Nightclub

Monday, Dec. 3...

Sandra Denton, “Pepa” of Salt-N-Pepa and Christopher Reid, “Kid” of Kid ‘n Play were spotted at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan.

Sunday, Dec. 2...

Flavor Flav attended  SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE '90s - THE VEGAS SHOW at Paris Las Vegas. Immediately following the show, the hip-hop icon and reality television star went backstage to congratulate the show's artists, including Salt-N-Pepa, Mark McGrath and Kid 'n Play, on a great performance.

Flavor Flav and Pepa
Flavor Flav and Pepa - Photo courtesy of SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE '90s - THE VEGAS SHOW

Kid and Flavor Flav
Kid and Flavor Flav - Photo courtesy of SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE '90s - THE VEGAS SHOW

Kid DJ Spinderella Flavor Flav Salt
Kid DJ Spinderella Flavor Flav Salt - Photo courtesy of SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE '90s - THE VEGAS SHOW

Mark McGrath and Flavor Flav
Mark McGrath and Flavor Flav - Photo courtesy of SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE '90s - THE VEGAS SHOW

Saturday, Dec. 1...

Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay partied at Hyde Bellagio alongside Kailah Casillas.

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Kailah Casillas, Mikey P, and Scheana Shay at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas 12.1.18 - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Sebastien Silvestri and Scheana Shay at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas 12.1.18
Kailah Casillas Mikey P and Scheana Shay at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas 12.1.18 - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio


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