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PBR Rock Bar Celebrates Grand Opening of New Rock Bar inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

PBR Rock Bar, located at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, held its Gand Opening of its brand new Rock Bar on Friday night, July 6, that provides party enthusiasts with the perfect spot to rock out and have a great time. The newest offering at the Strip-side destination transforms into a party bar atmosphere at night, featuring a full bar, elevated dance platforms and a DJ spinning top 40, rock and pop selections to keep the partying going all night long.

“We don’t care if you’re dressed casually,” says Jonathan Fine, owner of Fine Entertainment, the company that owns and operates PBR Rock Bar & Grill along with the new Rock Bar. “Las Vegas is all about kicking back and having a great time, and that’s exactly what we deliver at the new Rock Bar.”

Rock Bar opens every night at 9 p.m. and stays open until the early morning hours.

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

In the spirit of their motto of “TAKE TIME TO BE KIND”, both Las Vegas HARD ROCK CAFE locations will increase their military discount to 20% from July 1 – 31. This 20% is valid in the Rock Shop as well as the restaurant. Proof of military ID must be presented for discount.

During the month of July both Las Vegas Cafes will be holding a cell phone drive for soldiers and will be stocked with donation bins and envelopes for those who donate their old cell phone. You can also choose to take home an envelope, coded to Hard Rock Cafe, to mail your old cell phones in to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Phones do not have to be in working order as they use parts from old phones as well.

The upper-level Vintage Casino in the downtown casino, The D LAS VEGAS is now home to the beloved 1980s-era simulated horse-racing game, SIGMA DERBY. Currently undergoing a major transformation, The D (formerly Fitzgeralds) is the only downtown casino where fans can enjoy Sigma Derby, and it’s one of only two locations in the entire city. For many gamblers, Sigma Derby is a piece of Las Vegas history that will forever remind them of placing bets with coins and biting their nails in anticipation as the tiny horses round the corner to the finish line. The Sigma Derby table at the D is a classic that has been refurbished to its original glory, including the signature canopy.

STEVE CYR’S SUMMER TOUR hosted by ESPN 1100AM & 98.9 will present a live broadcast Poolside at Hooters Casino Tuesday, July 10th from 11am – 4:30pm. The event will feature a Foosball & Air Hockey contest between Randy Couture and Steve Cyr to benefit the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation. The broadcast will also feature live interviews with Randy Couture, discussing his new movie the Expendables 2, and our very own Nikki Scott. This is open to the General Public. Special DJ set by Wendi Cakes. Hooters Restaurant will be offering 20 Wings and Bud or Bud Light for just $10 for July 10 only.

RagTag Entertainment presents Stephen Sondheim’s popular Broadway musical 
"COMPANY” at Las Vegas Hotel (LVH), formerly Las Vegas Hilton, at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10. Tickets are available for $25 and proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow.

Dancers and musicians from Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular and Nevada Ballet Theatre will perform “HOPE 5 - AN AFTERNOON OF CLASSICAL BALLET” on July 14 and 15 in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. This is the fifth year Family Promise of Las Vegas and the CSN Performing Arts Center have partnered to present a performance of this type, which is a benefit for each organization and includes a silent auction and reception with the performers and crew each day.Performances will be held at 2 p.m. each day.Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students and include a post-show reception.

U2 TRIBUTE BANDS, THE JOSHUA TREE AND ELEVATION, will be performing Saturday, July 14 at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. The bands will be performing the Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby albums in their entirety. Tickets for the show are $20 and $10 for those who donate a phone for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Doors open at 8 pm and show time is at 9 pm.

As part of their much anticipated “Last Summer On Earth” tour, multi-platinum pop rock group the BARENAKED LADIES bring their freewheeling road show featuring Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker, to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, July 28.Tickets start at $40.50 (plus applicable service fees).

Combining the performance energy of a live band with the versatility of a DJ, THE PEELERS will premiere at Rocks Lounge on Saturday, July 21 as part of the Saturday night entertainment lineup at Red Rock Resort. The Peelers will perform every Saturday night at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the band will start at 11 p.m. The show is open to adults 21 years or older and there is no cost for admission.

ROCK N BLUES FEST rolls into Las Vegas for a performance at the Pearl inside Palms Resort Casino on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at 7 p.m. featuring THE JOHNNY WINTER BAND, EDGAR WINTER GROUP, RICK DERRINGER, MOUNTAIN’S LESLIE WEST, AND SAVOY BROWN’S KIM SIMMONDS. Tickets start at only $30.

After a sold out concert at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in March, THE TENORS (The Canadian Tenors)are excited to return to Las Vegas with a brand new show on August 5, at 2 p.m. The concert will be recorded in the 2,050 seat Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for an upcoming PBS special and live concert DVD. Ticket prices start at $29.

Celebrity sightings:

Friday night, June 29...

Five-time World Champion Mixed Martial Arts fighter, successful businessman, best-selling author and actor, Randy Duane Couture, known as Randy “The Natural” Couture, visited Rí Rá Las Vegas.

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Couture with a Rí Rá staff member

“Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas” star Lacey Schwimmer celebrated her 24th birthday at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Schwimmer was joined a large entourage of friends including former NSYNC member Joey Fatone and professional dancer and choreographer Dmitry Chaplin as well as several other DWTS cast mates.

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Lacey Schwimmer with friends
Photo credit: Tony Tran/Hyde Bellagio

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Lacey Schwimmer with birthday cake
Photo credit: Tony Tran/Hyde Bellagio

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Lacey Schwimmer and Joey Fatone
Photo credit: Tony Tran/Hyde Bellagio

Saturday night, June 30...

Former Dancing With The Stars celebrity contestants Maria Menounos and Katherine Jenkins celebrated their birthday with dinner at TAO Asian Bistro. They were joined by Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke and friends.

Also dining at TAO were Alexis and Jim Bellino from The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Former star of The Real Housewives of New York Kelly Bensimon also dined at the Asian bistro. After dinner with friends she made her way to the nightclub to take in the sounds of DJ Vice.

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Maria Menounos and Katherine Jenkins
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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Maria Menounos and Katherine Jenkins and Derek Hough
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Bodacious blonde, Mary Carey, hosted Crazy Horse III’s third annual ‘Red, White and Boobs’ bash on Saturday, June 30. She was accompanied by fellow VH1 reality star, Heather Chadwell.

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Mary Carey on the red carpet at Crazy Horse III
Photo Credit: Scott Harrison/Retna

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Mary Carey and Heather Chadwell playfully posing with American flags at Crazy Horse III
Photo Credit: Scott Harrison/Retna

Talented recording artist, Chili, from the multi-platinum R&B group TLC, was spotted shopping at Sugar Factory’s flagship retail store at Paris Las Vegas.

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Chili enjoying a Couture Pop inside Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas
Photo credit: Sugar Factory

Thursday, July 5...

UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, Rashad “Suga” Evans, the gorgeous Arianny Celeste and other UFC Octagon Girls hosted the official UFC Fight Week Pool Party at Palms Pool & Bungalows at Palms Casino Resort.

Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell was flanked by the sexy Celeste and other bikini-clad babes including Brittney Palmer, Rachelle Leah, Kenda Perez, Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson.

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Chuck Liddell, Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, Rachelle Leah, Kenda Perez, Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson at Palms Pool
Photo credit: Joe Fury, 9Group Las Vegas

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Chuck Liddell at Palms Pool
Photo credit: Joe Fury, 9Group Las Vegas

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Brittney Palmer, Arianny Celeste at Palms Pool
Photo credit: Joe Fury, 9Group Las Vegas

Friday night, July 6...

Reigning NBA MVP Lebron James was spotted at Marquee Nightclub with a group of friends at a VIP table in the Boombox Room.

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Lebron James
Photo Credit: Al Powers | Powers Imagery

Dana Wilkey from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was seen dining at TAO Asian Bistro with a friend.

Saturday night, July 7...

UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell as he hosted the official Headrush Party at LAX Nightclub.

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Chuck Liddell
Photo credit: Claire Hart of Powers Imagery LLC

NBA champ Lebron James hosted his official Championship Celebration at TAO. He was joined by a group of friends including other USA Basketball teammates who are also in town training for the Olympics. DJ Steph Floss, who Lebron flew from Cleveland just to spin for the celebration, kept the party going with hip hop club anthems.

Also spotted at TAO were NBA pros Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers, Dejuan Blair of the San Antonio Spurs and football players Stanford Routt of the Kansas City Chiefs and Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens.

Eve Hewson, daughter of singer Bono, celebrated her 21st birthday at TAO Asian Bistro with her father and a large group of friends.

Wilmer Valderrama also started his night off at TAO as he dined with UFC Ring Girl Arianny Celeste before heading to a VIP table in Marquee's Boombox Room where he was joined by singer Omarion, Pussycat Doll Lauren Bennett and friends.

Six-time GRAMMY nominated rapper and songwriter B.o.B performed live at Hyde Bellagio. Following his performance, B.o.B and his entourage continued to party into the early morning hours while DJ Jace One and Atom-E kept the party rockin’ as part of Hyde’s weekly late-night party, Sunrise Sessions.

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BoB
Photo credit: Tony Tran/Hyde Bellagio

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BoB performing
Photo credit: Tony Tran/Hyde Bellagio

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