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Legendary guitarist CARLOS SANTANA  visited the Engelstad Campus of one of Las Vegas’ most notable charities – Opportunity Village on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

After a heartfelt and touching tour of the facility with Opportunity Village executives Ed Guthrie and Linda Smith, Santana was treated to a moving performance by Opportunity Village’s new performing arts group, The OVertones. The group performed a special medley of some of Santana’s greatest hits, which he was truly honored and humbled to experience. During the visit Santana and longtime associate Hermes Music, donated  more than 60 musical instruments including acoustic guitars, tambourines and cowbells for Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program.

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Carlos Santana interacts with OVIPs during a visit to Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Photo credit: Erik Kabik

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Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus and meets with OVIPs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Photo credit: Erik Kabik

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Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments
Photo credit: Erik Kabik

Santana has been a big supporter of the Las Vegas community and it has become his tradition before each of his House of Blues runs to visit charitable organizations that make our city thrive, or recognize local groups or schools that are doing great things for our community. The House of Blues headliner returns to shows at the House of Blues on September 16.

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

Legendary pop icon BRITNEY SPEARS has announced that she will extend her headlining residency show, “Britney: Piece of Me” at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino through December 2017, with tickets for performances from January through April 2016 now on sale to the public. In addition, the show will soon undergo a substantial re-imagination, allowing Spears to deliver brand new, jaw-dropping elements and take her spectacular show to new heights.

Multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy® Award winner and music icon, LIONEL RITCHIE, will begin his Las Vegas headlining residency show, “Lionel Richie - All the Hits,” inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The show, promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, will feature a set list of Lionel’s brightest and best anthems, including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Stuck on You,” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Tickets are now on sale.

THE WORLD ZUU concept, developed by Nathan Helberg out of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast in Australia, opened its first animal-based fitness and training venue in the U.S. on September 14th in Las Vegas. The first ZUU fitness location is located at 4985 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas. The ZUU program was created to be a multidimensional training platform inclusive for all stages of physical development and fitness, which spans every age range from school children to senior citizens.

Staying true to his philosophy, Helberg has made all training sessions during the first two weeks of opening, FREE to Las Vegas locals – who may come as many times as they like to allow he and his trainers the opportunity to earn the public’s respect.  Nathan Helberg will be delivering a free seminar from 6–7 p.m. on certain nights, to explain the origin of ZUU.  Helberg will also be leading every free session during through September. To learn about the schedule of free sessions during the week September 20 to October 1, visit or call 808.385.0333.

THE WHO have postponed four shows of their fall “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey proper time to recover from an unspecified virus he contracted.  Based on doctor’s orders, the first four dates of the tour launch including Sept. 19 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas have been postponed. Details on the rescheduled dates of “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

TATSUO MIYAJIMA, one of Japan’s most influential artists over the past two decades, will debut his work “HOTO” (2008) in the United States for the first time September 22 for an indefinite engagement at THE SHOPS AT CHRYSTALS in Las Vegas. The piece previously has been on display only in Japan and China.

Inspired by Buddhist scripture, HOTO – meaning “treasure pagoda” – refers to a story about a monumental bejeweled tower that emerges from the ground, floats midair and covers half the world, symbolizing the importance of every human life. According to Buddhist teachings, life cannot be described without such an impossible story because life is nothing but a miracle.

Miyajima, recognized for work that merges a philosophical appreciation of life with the latest technologies, interpreted this tale with a remarkable mirrored pagoda measuring 18 feet high and more than six feet around, inlaid with nearly 4,000 vibrantly colored LED numerical displays in varying sizes. The LED displays flash the numbers one through nine in a continuous, repetitive series, representing the never-ending cycle of life and the universal language of numbers, and reinforcing Miyajima’s hope for inter-connectedness across the globe creating peace and community. Focusing on interaction rather than exhibition, the circular tower features angled surfaces that play with the viewer’s reflection, allowing them to visually locate themselves in the art. This is indicative of Miyajima’s work in recent years, by which he summarizes his belief that art is the expression of creativity within each of us. “I’m trying to show that every human being is unique,” Miyajima explained.

Freakling Bros. is on the prowl for new and talented cast members to join the Freakling Family and act in one of the three TRILOGY OF TERROR haunts this October. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have big personalities and, most of all, must love scaring the hell out of people.  Complete training, including costumes and makeup, will be provided. Candidates must fill out an application, available online at, prior to attending casting interviews. Please do not contact Joe’s Crab Shack for inquiries. Interviews begin promptly at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Joe’s Crab Shack1991 N. Rainbow Blvd. and on Saturday, September 26, Joe’s Crab Shack, 1991 N. Rainbow Blvd.

Located at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center at 4245 S. Grand Canyon Dr. (Flamingo and the 215 Beltway), Freakling Bros. The Trilogy of Terror will operate from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday. Tickets are $14 for COVEN of 13 and Castle Vampyre and $15 for Gates of Hell. Line-pass t-shirts are available for $10 and are valid all month. Discounts are available for combining houses and multiple visits, including the $35 “Freak Pass.” To enter the Gates of Hell you must be at least 17 years of age or accompanied by an adult, and you must sign a consent form.

The PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO in downtown Las Vegas introduces the 777 SLOT TOURNAMENT for its Royal Rewards players club members and expanded its extensive casino floor with the addition of 30 vintage coin machines. The 777 Slot Tournament occurs every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The tournament awards $750 in free slot play among the top five scores of each day. Players can participate in all four sessions by redeeming 2,500 points or $10 per session.

World music takes over The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort with a special performance by Croatian pop star OLIVER DRAGOJEVIC featuring the UNLV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and special guests on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69, plus any additional service fees.VIP tickets are also available with preferred seating and access to the official after-party including artist meet and greet, as well as open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

GLOBAL GAMING EXPO (G2E), the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry, takes place September 28 – October 1 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The annual event showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features keynote addresses by high-profile leaders from within and outside of the gaming industry. Complementing an expanded gaming focus, the 2015 show will introduce the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as guests would experience them in a gaming-resort setting. This new effort will deliver a complete “end-to-end” solution to help casinos attract more guests, encourage them to stay and play longer, and increase revenue per visitor.

ELIXIR – A Local Lounge in Green Valley presents a special evening of fun and fundraising on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to knock out ovarian cancer at “TEAL FIGHT NIGHT”.  Beginning at 6 p.m. guests can mix and mingle, bid on silent auction items, vie for raffle prizes and enjoy entertainment while supporting the fight against ovarian cancer. Local entertainers and speakers will take the stage throughout the evening as guests sip on signature cocktails and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Culminating on the last day of Ovarian Cancer Month, “TEAL Fight Night” also raises awareness for women to Take Early Action and Live (TEAL).  Elixir is a 21 or older establishment with valid ID.  Elixir is located at 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway just north of Sunset Road.

In addition to all of the “TEAL Fight Night” activities, Elixir, joined by Remedy’s Tavern and Distill – a Local Bar, will be selling teal ribbons throughout the month of September leading up to the event.  These remembrance ribbons will then be on display at the event to honor survivors and in memory of those affected by ovarian cancer.  All proceeds from the sales of the teal ribbons will benefit the OCRF. Ribbons are available at Elixir in Henderson, Distill Summerlin, Distill Southern Highlands, Remedy’s Conestoga and Remedy’s St. Rose.

Award-winning vocalist and musician PAUL ROGERS, voted as one of the 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone, will perform at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, October 3.

One of the most noted contemporary humorous artists, ROBERT MARBLE, has been named Featured Artist for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s 53rd ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK EVENT which will be held October 3 and 4. You can view his work in booth #70. All of Marble’s work continues to express his humorous philosophy through painting and experimenting with various shapes, colors and techniques.  His latest work defines the human condition of depicting wildlife with titles that speaks to our positive side.

Art in the Park, featuring hundreds of original artists in the fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories, is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest.  The event is FREE to the public and draws over 100,000 visitors to the Historic downtown areaThe festival is Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event with proceeds benefitting the non-profit Boulder City Hospital.

From the producers of Disney On Ice, DISNEY LIVE! THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES, featuring more than 25 Disney characters bought to life in an enchanted quest,, comes to the Orleans Arena, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 2, 3 and 4. Tickets start at $20, plus taxes and convenience fees.

THERESA CAPUTO of TLC’s “Long Island Medium” will engage audience members with psychic readings and also share experiences about her life at “Theresa Caputo Live: The Experience” at the Orleans Arena on Oct. 5.Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $39.75, plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office.

Tickets are now on sale for Helping Hands of Vegas Valley's (HHOVV) fifth annual HEARTS AND HANDS GALA that will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, with proceeds benefitting essential programs to assist senior citizens in the local community.

The vintage Vegas-inspired evening will transport guests  to Vegas' golden era with entertainment from Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin impressionists, music from Harbor Lights and a lavish array of creative hors d'oeuvres from Cut & Taste. Sponsored by Humana, the event's mistress of ceremonies will be 8 News Now's weather anchor, Sherry Swensk. Auction packages including unique items from Wirtz Beverage, South Point Hotel and Casino, Papillon Grand Canyon Tours, Canyon Gate Country Club, The Smith Center, Total Wines and others will be up for bid.

Serving since 2009, HHOV Executive Director Dana Serrata has made it her mission to increase public awareness surrounding senior issues. "The Hearts and Hands Gala helps our mission of bettering living conditions for senior citizens, allowing them to maintain their dignity and autonomy while improving health and daily living," said Serrata.

CASA FUENTE, Las Vegas’ premier cigar lounge, located inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, has made history by being the first drinking establishment in the North American market to currently own a private barrel of ASIAN WHISKY.  Working with Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, Casa Fuente embarked into uncharted territory and secured a barrel of KAVALAN Taiwanese Whisky which will be sold at Casa Fuente beginning October 10, 2015.

Celebrity sightings:

Saturday, September 19...

English actor and “The Fast and Furious” series star, Jason Statham and his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, were spotted enjoying  Matt Goss'  headlining show in The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace.  After the show, the two joined Goss backstage for a quick photo opp and caught up with their British pal before hitting the Vegas Strip.

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Matt Goss and Jason Statham at Matt Goss Show in Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of The Gossy Room

Spotted at the packed pool party at TAO Beach in the afternoon was TV personality Brandi Glanville, rapper and recording artist Redfoo and model Tyson Beckford all enjoying VIP cabanas with friends, as party-goers danced to the sounds of DJ Reach.

Brandi Glanville at TAO Beach TAO Ten Year Weekend
Brandi Glanville at TAO Beach TAO Ten Year Weekend
Photo credit: Tony Tran

Redfoo at TAO Beach TAO Ten Year Weekend
Redfoo at TAO Beach TAO Ten Year Weekend
Photo credit: Tony Tran

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Tyson Beckford at TAO Beach TAO Ten Year Weekend
Photo credit: Tony Tran

Comedic icon and actor Kevin Hart and actor Taylor Lautner enjoyed a night out at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.

Hart, accompanied by a large group of friends, arrived at the nightclub close to 2 a.m. where they made their way into the exclusive open format room. The comedian was seen laughing and dancing to turntable sensation DJ Sinatra.

In town to present Sam Smith at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Lautner made his way to a VIP table around 1:30 a.m. with friends in tow, including “Pretty Little Liars” actress Ashley Benson. The group partied to sounds by famed DJ Martin Garrix.

Friday night, September 18...

Fashion designer and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe was seen enjoying dinner with husband Rodger Berman at LAVO Italian Restaurant & Casino Club in The Palazzo. Also spotted at the Italian eatery was recording artist Redfoo. After dinner the group went upstairs to the all-new Casino Club where Redfoo tried his hand at the craps table before heading to Marquee Nightclub to dance the night away. Joining the party was Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke who fueled up at the restaurant then enjoyed a round of cocktails at a VIP table at the Casino Club with friends. Also in attendance was NBA star Carmelo Anthony before he ended the night at Marquee Nightclub where Dash Berlin manned the decks.

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Carmelo Anthony and Jason Strauss
Photo courtesy of LAVO Casino Club

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Cheryl Burke and Friends
Photo courtesy of LAVO Casino Club

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Redfoo and friends
Photo courtesy of LAVO Casino Club

Redfoo at LAVO Casino Club 1
Photo courtesy of LAVO Casino Club

Earlier in the day, Chippendales star Tyson Beckford was spotted at TAO Beach with friends.

Music icons Jason Derulo and Mario came out to celebrate special occasions at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace

Performing earlier in the evening at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Derulo made his way to a VIP table next to the Main Club’s action-packed dance floor to celebrate his upcoming birthday with friends. The singer mingled with friends and guests while they enjoyed an unrivaled set by DJ duo Krewella.

Spotted hanging out in the hot spot’s ultra lounge, Heart of OMNIA, singer Mario and a few friends stopped by to see DJ Irie show off his turntable skills in the exclusive open-format room.

Saturday night, September 12...

Actor Joe Manganiello hosted the grand opening of LAVO Casino Club at The Palazzo in Las Vegas.

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Busta Rhymes and Puff Daddy
Photo credit: Al Powers

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James Hardin and Puff Daddy
Photo credit: Al Powers

Joe Manganiello playing blackjack at LAVO Casino Club grand opening
Joe Manganiello playing blackjack
Photo credit: Al Powers

Puff Daddy at Marquee
Puff Daddy
Photo credit: Al Powers

Also spotted at LAVO was Busta Rhymes, who had dinner at the restaurant before heading up to the Casino Club for a bit to play blackjack with Joe and then made his way to Marquee.  VINE social media star Christian Delgrosso dined at the Italian eatery as well.

At Marquee Puff Daddy hosted a post-fight party presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka and Deleon Tequila.  Bow Wow joined Puff on stage and was dancing throughout the performance.  Busta Rhymes also jumped on stage, sharing with the crowd about their times in the studio together before they sang “Jump Jump” and “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.”  NBA star James Harden of the Houston Rockets was spotted taking in the party.

Snoop Dogg returned to TAO for another edition of his Snoopadelic Cabaret, entertaining club goers with a performance of his hits and commanding the DJ booth at the 1920s themed party.

Busta Rhymes at TAO Beach
Busta Rhymes at TAO Beach
Photo credit: Brenton Ho

KevinHart at Marquee
Kevin Hart at Marquee
Photo credit: Al Powers

Kevin Hart and Trey Songz at Marquee
Kevin Hart abd Trey Songz
Photo credit: Al Powers

Sean Kingston 2 Chainz Trey Songz and Kevin Hart at Marquee
Sean Kingston, 2 Chainz, Trey Songz, and Kevin Hart at Marquee
Photo credit: Al Powers

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Snoop Dogg at TAO
Photo credit: Kevin Daniels/Tony Tran Photography

After the final blows between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto had been thrown, GRAMMY-winning R&B artist, Jamie Foxx performed at Hyde Bellagio.

Later in the evening, DJ Skratchy took over the turn tables into the early hours of the morning.

Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Eric Bellinger performed to an enthusiastic crowd at LAX Nightclub at Luxor Hotel and Casino.

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Eric Bellinger at LAX Nightclub at Luxor Hotel and Casino
Photo courtesy of LAX Nightclub

Among the other guests in attendance were actor and dancer Walter Emmanuel Jones (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) and Wade Rodgers.

Monday afternoon , September 7...

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was spotted at TAO Beach with a group that included Doralie Medina also known as 'Bad Medina’.

Hip hop artist Drake was spotted dining at LAVO Monday night.

Sunday, September 6...

Ed Sheeran, Nelly and Jeremih took to the stage at Drai's LIVE for surprise performances - each sharing the spotlight with Drai's LIVE resident artist Chris Brown. Trey Songz also came back for an encore with Brown, capping off a truly unforgettable weekend.

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Chris Brown and Ed Sheeran
Photo courtesy of Drais

Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo
Photo courtesy of Drais

Trey Songz
Trey Songz
Photo courtesy of Drais

Comedian Kevin Hart, joined by his fiancé, Eniko Parrish hosted HartBeat Weekend Pool Party at TAO Beach.  Upon arriving to the beach, recording artist Neyo joined Hart on stage and gave a shoutout to the crowd. Also joining the party was comedian Hannibal Buress, "E! News” host, Terrance J and rappers, Busta Rhymes and OT Genesis.

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Drake and Kevin Hart
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Drake at Marquee HartBeat Weekend 2
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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Juicy J at TAO
Photo credit: Joe Torrance/Powers Imagery

Kevin Hart at TAO Beach HartBeat Weekend 1
Kevin Hart at TAO
Photo credit: Joe Torrance/Powers Imagery

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Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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Kevin Hart and Neyo
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Celebrations continued Sunday night with the HartBeat Weekend Official After-Party Hosted by Drake at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Kevin Hart kicked off the night by jumping on stage, grabbing the mic and singing along to a list of songs.   Rapper Drake then took in the sounds of DJ Politik at his VIP table with a group of friends that included Tyson Beckford.  Notables in the crowd were hip hop artist Busta Rhymes, NBA star James Harden and "E! News" host Terrence J.

At Tao Nightclub, rapper Juicy J closed out the weekend with a performance that featured an array of his hit songs.  Juicy J then danced the night away with a group of friends.

Saturday, Sept. 5...

Music Icon Trey Songz was spotted at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

After a blowout performance at TAO Nightclub Friday night, Busta Rhymes kept the party going at TAO Beach on Saturday. The hip hop artist, who was joined by family and friends, jumped into the DJ booth and took a celebratory shot with Eric Dlux.

At night, actor and comedian Kevin Hart hosted the HartBeat Weekend presents Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-Stars After Party at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Upon arriving to the club the multi-faceted artist called Busta Rhymes up to the stage for an impromptu performance of "Look at Me Now". Sean Kingston then joined Hart on the stage and entertained the crowd by singing his hit song "Beat It" just before 2 Chainz jumped in with "Lapdance in the Traphouse", "Call Me", "Birthday Song" and more.

Also at Marquee was recording artist Trey Songz who briefly danced on stage with Hart and took pictures with fans as Grammy award winning singer Neyo took in the sights from Hart's VIP table.

In the Boom Box Room at Marquee was UFC fighter, Francisco Rivera who competed earlier in the evening. The mixed martial artist was joined by a group of friends.

The weekend festivities continued at TAO Nightclub as Snoop Dogg returned for a special Labor Day Weekend edition of the Snoopadelic Cabaret. The entertainer delighted party goers as he manned the DJ booth, providing the soundtrack to the night. Snoop Dogg continued the party going as he took to the stage and performed an array of his hit songs.

NBA players, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson were also spotted at a VIP booth in TAO taking in the sounds and scenes of the night.

“Jersey Shore” reality TV stars Pauly D and Ronnie Magro reunited behind the DJ booth at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for Labor Day Weekend. Shortly after his set began, he got on the mic to let everyone know that Magro was in the building.
Other notable guests included Chumlee of “Pawn Stars,” who was celebrating his 33rd birthday early, and Michael Pericoloso of “Dating Naked.”

Friday night, September 4...

Busta Rhymes kicked off Labor Day Weekend at TAO Nightclub. The hip hop star fueled up at TAO Asian Bistro with a group of friends before heading to the nightclub where  DJ Drama manned the decks.

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Busta Rhymes
Photo Credit: Tony Tran Photography

Busta Rhymes and DJ Drama at TAO
Busta Rhymes and DJ Drama
Photo Credit: Tony Tran Photography

DJ Drama at TAO
DJ Drama
Photo Credit: Tony Tran Photography


Over at Marquee Nightclub, resident DJ VICE took to the DJ booth, spinning for a full house.

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DJ Vice
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