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Britney Spears is Celebrated with the Key to the Cty of Las Vegas' Iconic Strip

An elaborate event was held at The LINQ Promenade on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Solidifying her title as Las Vegas’s biggest star of the year,  Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Britney Spears was presented with the Key to the City of Las Vegas’ iconic Strip by Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, who also officially proclaimed Wednesday, Nov. 5 “Britney Day.” Additionally, Britney has announced new show dates for her massively successful Las Vegas resident show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” with tickets going on sale to the public Saturday, Nov. 8.

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Britney Spears
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With a bit of feathers, rhinestones and Sin City flare, authentic Las Vegas showgirls from Jubilee at Bally’s Las Vegas performed a Britney-inspired number to the international superstar’s chart-topping hit “Toxic” on The LINQ Promenade Fountain stage. To the crowd’s delight, the beautiful, long-legged showgirls revealed the one and only pop icon with their iconic feathered fans at the end of their performance.
In the spirit of “Britney Day,” the legendary pop music icon celebrated with hundreds of her fellow “Britneys” (anyone named Britney with any type of spelling), who were invited to her “Britney: Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this evening. They also received a commemorative t-shirt, a complimentary ride on the High Roller and access to a priority area to view the event.
Britney also announced her partnership with Zappos and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), where $1 of every ticket purchased to “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be donated to NCCF.
"I am so proud to join forces with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and support children and their families in need in my second home of Las Vegas, Nevada," Britney said.
The NCCF is a local non-profit organization providing services in Southern Nevada since 1993, whose goal is to improve the quality of life for critically ill children and their families living in the community.
"We are thrilled that Britney Spears has chosen to partner with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation with the support of Tony Hsieh and Zappos,” said Jeff Gordon, president and CEO of NCCF.  “Britney brings with her so much passion for our cause and we feel privileged and honored to have her in our community and now as a part of the NCCF Family."
Due to the incredible success of the show since it opened last December, 36 additional performances have been added to “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood.

Jewelry Designer Stuart Berger Hosts VIP Event to Showcase Latest Trends at Berger & Son Fine Jewelers 

Berger & Son Fine Jewelers, a premier destination for one-of-a-kind fine jewelry and watches, located at Fashion Show Las Vegas, hosted an exclusive media and VIP event on Wednesday, Nov. 5 to showcase the hottest fine jewelry trends and what’s in store for the upcoming holiday season.

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Stuart Berger
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Berger & Son
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Berger & Son
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During the event, jewelry designer Stuart Berger was presented with a certificate from Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman proclaiming November 5, 2014 as Berger & Son Fine Jewelers Day.

A leading local retailer inside Fashion Show for more than 30 years, Berger & Son carries trendsetting fine jewelry and watches from renowned international brands, and well as original and custom designs by principal Stuart Berger. Guests were treated to complimentary mini makeovers by a professional makeup artist, hors d’oeuvres and wine by Maggiano’s Little Italy, a live DJ, raffles and a special gift to take home, filled with various items from Berger & Son vendors including Gucci, Tissot, Swiss Army and more.

Murray Performs Final Show at The Tropicana's Laugh Factory

Celebrity magician Murray Sawchuck completed his successful run as headliner inside the Laugh Factory at The New Tropicana on Thursday afternoon, October 30, two and a half years to the day after he first opened there, making him the longest running headliner at the property since Folies Bergère.

Joined by his assistant/wife Chloe and sidekick/master slight of hand card trickster Lefty (Douglas Leferovich) Murray was true to form thoroughly entertaining the audience with just the right mixture of magic and comedy.

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Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich, Murray Sawchuck, and Chloe Louise Crawford
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At the end of his show Murray announced that he is presently in talks with another Las Vegas venue and will reveal the details as soon as he signs the contract. In the meantime, along with recurring appearances on Pawn Stars, the entertainer has been busy with several projects including an astonishing performance on the first episode of the new reality series Extreme Escapes that debuts on the REELZ Network Saturday, November 29 at 8 pm/ET/5pm PT. He also showed video clips from his new pilot, the reality series, Have Magic Will Travel, that features the acclaimed magician sharing his magic and those of other cultures and countries in his travels around the world.

Along with several members of the media, in attendance to show their support were many of Murray’s friends, fellow entertainers and associates including singers Ben Stone and Jasmine Trias, comedy magician Mike Hammer, Zowie Bowie's Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel, comedy hypnotist Marc Savard, rocker Paul Shortino who stars in Raiding the Rock Vault, musical magicians Jarrett and Raja, stand up comedian Geechy Guy,  BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, drummer LJ Harness, comedian/Laugh Factory co-owner Harry Basil and others.

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Murray Sawchuck
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Chloe Louise Crawford, Murray Sawchuck, and Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich,
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Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich
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magician Ariann Black
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Ben Stone and Jasmine Trias
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Geechy Guy
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Harry Basil
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Jarrett Parker Raja Rahman Murray Sawchuck Tropicana 61668
Jarrett & Raja
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Jeff Kutash
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Jeff Molitz and niece
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LJ Harness Tiffani Foote, Cass Cates , and Peter Pavone
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Marc Savard
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Mike Hammer Murray Sawchuck Tropicana 61731
Mike Hammer
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Ricardo Laguna
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Rob Anderson Murray Sawchuck Tropicana 61733
Rob Anderson
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Samantha Ratcliffe Jim DArrigo Murray Sawchuck Tropicana 61713
Samantha Ratcliffe and Jim D'Arrigo
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Radio talk show hosts Stephen and Carolyn Jacobs
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Tommy Vinci
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5th Annual Battle of The Bras Fashion Show held at Planet Hollywood

Caesars Entertainment resorts hosted its fifth-annual “Battle of the Bras” fashion show on Tuesday, October 28 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and raised $50,000 during the fashion show and silent auction with all of the proceeds going to American Cancer Society.

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Photo courtesy of The LINQ

The fashion show was hosted by The LINQ Hotel & Casino headliner Jeff Civillico and featured Caesars Entertainment executives, Strip headliners and entertainment personalities modeling the different brassieres. All of the bras were designed by Caesars Entertainment employees and entertainers including Flamingo Las Vegas headliners Donny & Marie Osmond, as well as Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Britney Spears, who signed the bra which was auctioned off for over $1000.

Last year’s Battle of the Bras raised $15,000 for breast cancer research. This year the fundraising event far exceeded the goal, raising $50,000.

The LINQ Hotel & Casino Welcomes First Hotel Guests

Caesars Entertainment’s newest resort, The Linq Hotel & Casino, opened its doors to the first hotel guests and celebrated the milestone with a celebratory ribbon-cutting on October 30.

“Our billion dollar transformation of the east side of the Las Vegas Strip is the result of the major transition in our industry from one built around gaming to a more a multi-dimensional hospitality and entertainment business,” said Gary Loveman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. “The LINQ complex showcases how hospitality is the new driving force attracting a wide array of unique customers and providing an enhanced experience for repeat travelers.”

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Christian Stuart – General Manager of The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Greg Miller – Senior Vice President of Development, Tariq Shaukat – Chief Commercial Officer, Bob Morse – President of Hospitality, Eileen Moore – President of The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Jon Gray – General Manager of The LINQ Promenade, Stephanie Richter – Director of Hotel Operations
Photo courtesy of The LINQ

Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Tariq Shaukat, President of Hospitality Bob Morse, Regional President Eileen Moore and Director of Hotel Operations Stephanie Richter joined employees in cutting the ribbon in front of the newly renovated Las Vegas resort.

“With The LINQ, we pioneered the creation of a new type of experience for the Las Vegas visitor,” said Tariq Shaukat, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Caesars Entertainment. “The LINQ Hotel & Casino continues this ground-breaking approach by offering a ‘Vegas Original,’ socially-minded resort at the heart of the Strip.  The resort is designed for the changing Las Vegas customer, who is seeking authentic and social entertainment experiences that cannot be found elsewhere, and provides guests with direct access to all the great restaurants, shops and entertainment available at The LINQ Promenade, including the High Roller.”

Located at the heart of Center Strip at 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard, the LINQ Hotel & Casino is a complete re-imagination of the current Quad Resort & Casino. The LINQ Hotel & Casino is now offering five all-new sweet suites and a completely unique experience with sweet drinks at the lobby bar – 3535.

Guests booking for the first three months can take advantage of Las Vegas’ newest destination resort with a sweet package starting at $79 to include two High Roller passes.

Addition recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas includes:

THE BEATLES LOVE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL joined together with members of The LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC for a one-of-a-kind performance at LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL on Sunday, Oct, 26. Members of The Las Vegas Philharmonic performed a tribute to The Beatles, playing original scores adapted specifically for Life is Beautiful, under the guidance of The Beatles LOVE Music Director Giles Martin. While artists from LOVE danced energetically and aerialists soared across the Downtown Stage, festival-goers experienced favorite moments from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage, in a unique collaboration of artistic creativity.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Performs at Life is Beautiful credit Jeff Kravitz FilmMagic
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Performs at Life is Beautiful credit Powers Imagery
Photo credit: Powers Imagery

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HONEY SALT (at 1031 S. Rampart) and MADE  L.V. (in Tivoli Village) will be hosting MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH during November. Any military personnel, retired or active, with a valid military ID can receive 15% off their bill at either restaurant.

The DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER salutes service men and women by offering FREE general admission tickets with presentation of ID to BRET MICHAELS' LIFE ROCKS TOUR PERFORMANCE on Friday, Nov. 7. The charity event will contribute to Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation, benefiting a myriad of causes championed by the legendary rock star.
Veterans, active duty military, law enforcement, fire service and all medical personnel are invited to enjoy Michaels’ special performance at Downtown’s new open-air events center free of charge. Tickets may be redeemed with a valid ID at the D Las Vegas box office immediately, or on Friday, Nov. 7 beginning at 10 a.m. The offer is limited to four tickets per ID.

The Miss Nevada USA Organization has announced MGM Grand Hotel & Casino as a new sponsor for the 2015 MISS NEVADA USA AND MISS NEVADA TEEN USA PAGEANT. The luxurious resort will serve as the host hotel for the 2015 pageants Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov 23.

The LAS VEGAS LEGENDS, Las Vegas’ only current major league sports team, announces the team will challenge Monterrey Express from Mexico on November 9 at 3:05 p.m. at ORLEANS ARENA. In honor of Veterans Day, this game will honor the military with all military personnel able to purchase two tickets for the price of one and all military children will get in for free. The game will also benefit the Nellis Area Spouses’ Club, the featured charity partner of the game. Partial proceeds from the ball toss fundraiser that is held between the third and fourth quarter will go toward the Nellis Area Spouses’ Club. There will also be a meet and greet with players from both teams for the public to attend on Saturday, November 8 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant located at 4930 W. Flamingo Road. Fans will be able to attend and mingle with their favorite players while enjoying great food specials from Ricardo’s. The Legends aim to remain undefeated on their home turf as they beat Turlock Express on October 26 in an epic battle that ended with a shootout.

Tickets are priced at $9 for children and $20 for adults.

Celebrity colorist and Las Vegas salon owner, MICHAEL BOYCHUCK, will open the second location of Life Spa + Salon by Michael Boychuck at the new Life Time Athletic Green Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 11, located next to the Green Valley Ranch Resort.

New York-based restaurant SHAKE SHACK, a modern day "roadside" burger stand serving delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more, will hold a CAREER FAIR at New York New York  Hotel & Casino on November 10 and 11 to fill 125 positions for its first Las Vegas location. Candidates should be warm, friendly and highly motivated with a desire to grow alongside the company. Applicants should arrive during one of the following time slots:9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.;11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.;1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and must bring Health Card, I-9 documentation and Sheriff’s Card for immediate employment. All potential employees must be 21 or older.

DISTILL – A LOCAL BAR, the new hangout at 4830 W. Pyle Ave. in Southern Highlands, invites guests to dust off their legwarmers, break out the Aqua Net and tight roll their jeans for their ’80s PARTY. Guests can return to a simpler time when the only thing people wanted was their MTV and the “Brat Pack” ruled on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 beginning at 8:00 p.m.  There is no cover for the party, however all guests at Distill must be over 21 years-old with valid ID.

ROCK OF AGES is kicking off the holiday season with an extended Cyber Monday ticket offer. Beginning Friday, Nov.  28 and running through Monday, Dec. 1, patrons can get 2-for-1 tickets to ROCK OF AGES by using code 241CYBER at time of purchase. Tickets can be purchased by visiting The Venetian Box Office. Offer is valid for all seating sections and all performances currently on sale through December 2015.

Celebrity sightings:

Tuesday evening, November 4...

Reality star, Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame was spotted dining with friends at TAO Asian Bistro.

Saturday afternoon , November 1...

American actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox, dined at TREVI Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars with three friends.

Poker player and social media sensation Dan Bilzerian was spotted at LAVO for the latest installment of Party Brunch.

At night, Eva Longoria hosted the Dia de los Muertos celebration at TAO. After enjoying dinner at TAO Asian Bistro, she stepped out on to the red carpet, joined by boxer Chris Algieri. She then made her way upstairs into the nightclub where she took over a VIP table on the dance floor with Algieri.

Dan Bilzerian at LAVO Party Brunch
Dan Bilzerian at LAVO
Photo credit: Tony Tran

Eva Longoria and Chris Algieri at TAO
Eva Longoria and Chris Algieri at TAO
Photo credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Eva Longoria and DJ Vice at TAO
Eva Longoria and DJ Vice at TAO
Photo credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Eva Longoria at TAO Las Vegas
Eva Longoria hosts Dia de los Muertos at TAO
Photo credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Friday, Oct. 31...

Undead sexy cast members from Zombie Burlesque tapped the final ceremonial keg at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas bringing a bewitching end to Oktoberfest.

Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

Snoop Dogg brought a special Halloween edition of his Snoopadelic Cabaret to TAO Nightclub, arriving on the red carpet in costume as his alter-ego “Todd,” dressed in Hugo Boss and heart-shaped sunglasses. Grammy award-winner Swizz Beatz made a surprise appearance, joining Snoop in the DJ booth and dancing along to hip-hop anthems.

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Snoop Dogg at TAO
Photo credit: Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery

Snoop Dogg and Swizz Beatz at TAO
Snoop Dogg and Swizz Beatz at TAO
Photo credit: Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery

Snoop Dogg Perfoming DJ Snoopadelic Set
DJ Snoopadelic TAO
Photo credit: Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery

Poker player and social media sensation Dan Bilzerian was spotted having dinner with fellow poker player Antonio Esfandiari and a group of 25 beautiful women at LAVO Italian Restaurant. After dinner, Bilzerian headed over to Marquee Nightclub to host the Insane Asylum-themed night and judge his own look-a-like contest.

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Dan Bilzerian and the top ten look-a-like contest finalists
Marquee photo credit: Karl Larson

Dan Bilzerian With Look-A-Like Contest Winner at Marquee
Dan Bilzerian and the look-a-like contest winner
Marquee photo credit: Karl Larson

Dash Berlin Marquee Nightclub Insane Asylum
Dash Berlin
Marquee photo credit: Karl Larson

Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha delivered a thrilling performance at Hyde Bellagio  for “Hyde in the Dark Halloween.” Afterwards, DJ Konflikt delivered high-powered sets for the costumed club-goers

Thursday evening, October 30...

Pamela Anderson was spotted having a late quiet dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant with husband Rick Salomon.


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