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ABSINTHE Celebrates Two Successful Years on the Strip

Las Vegas’ favorite Strip-side show, ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace celebrated its two year anniversary and its 1,000th-show milestone with a special event on Thursday, March 28 at the Spiegeltent in the Roman Plaza.
Guests enjoyed jaw-dropping acts fans have come to know and love from the eccentric cast of ABSINTHE.  As a special surprise to mark the achievement and success of the show, audiences were treated to a one-of-a-kind performance featuring zombies that flooded the tent.

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ABSINTHE celebrates anniversary performance
Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg/Vegas Kool

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Zombies invade anniversary performance
Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg/Vegas Kool

Following the show, there was an after-party with specialty drinks provided by Belvedere Vodka, delectable bites from Central by Michel Richard and live entertainment and music provided by Who and Paulo da Rosa,  the unique duo consisting of Paulo’s live electric guitar riffs blended with DJ Who’s hard beats.

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ABSINTHE cast as zombies for the anniversary event
Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg/Vegas Kool

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

RagTag Entertainment presents the musical classic “PIPPIN” at Shane O’Neal Studios (4970 Arville St. Suite 101) on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Stephen Schwartz’s “Pippin” is the tale of a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. A portion of the proceeds benefits GOLDEN RAINBOW, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Tickets for “Pippin” are $15.

Undefeated lightweight ANGELO “LA COBRA” SANTANA will face CARLOS ‘EL PROFETA’ CARDENAS for the World Boxing Association interim lightweight championship, and undefeated super lightweight prospect Amir “Young Master” Imam, meets Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan, in the co-feature on Friday, April 12 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader will be televised live on SHOWTIME beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).  It will take place in the Treasure Island Ballroom.
Tickets to the event are all priced at $100 each, plus tax and fees. Doors open at 3 p.m. PT, and a full undercard will be presented prior o the televised matches.

As part of  its 10th Anniversary Season, The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV presents Molière’s “THE LEARNED LADIES” Apr. 12-21 in the Black Box Theatre. This comedy, which focuses on academic pretention and female education, looks at the lives of three “learned” ladies whose uncontrollable obsessions are learning and culture of the most conceited kind. The women use every tactic to advance themselves, including obtaining a special protégé to be the fixture of their literary salon. Show times are at 8 p.m. on Apr. 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Apr. 14. 10 and 21. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $13.50 for those under 18.

THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is proud to host 12 year old, soprano singing sensation JACKIE EVANCHO'S first headlining show in Las Vegas 7:30 p.m on Saturday, April 13 inside Reynolds Hall. Tickets range from $58 - $128.

The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino is partnering with Three Square Food Bank during the WINE REVOLUTION CHAMPAGNE AND JAZZ BRUNCH on Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Grand. 20% of both individual tickets sales and live auction items will be donated to Three Square Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southern Nevada.  Tickets to the brunch and auction can be purchased individually for $100 (price is per person, plus taxes).

Internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer DON RICKLES will perform at The Orleans Showroom April 13 and 14. Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start from $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees.

This year, the 39th annual UNLVINO will expand to four days of events, for wine, beer and spirit enthusiasts, April 18-21, 2013. Nevada’s original wine festival will showcase an array of international beverages and continue Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s mission to raise millions of scholarship dollars for students of UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.  Tickets are now on sale for 2013’s exciting festivities. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for wine connoisseurs – UNLVino’s special $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.

The award-winning musical “VIOLET” is being staged by the Department of Fine Arts at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) on April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Performances are in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre on the Cheyenne campus, located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.  Jeanine Tesori wrote the music and Brian Crawley wrote the libretto for the play, which is based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts. The musical was one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ‘90s,with its powerful story and lively score that includes gospel, rock, country and rhythm and blues.  Admission is $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

Adapted from E.B. White’s most famous children’s novel, the LAS VEGAS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY  brings to life CHARLOTTE'S WEB live, onstage, Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21 and Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28 at the HENDERSON PAVILION, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10.

In honor of National Nanny Training Day, Nannies & Housekeepers U.S.A. hosts “VEGAS' BABY SHOWER AND BEYOND,” one of the city’s largest baby showers at Tuscany Hotel & Suites on Saturday, April 20. The shower will feature a presentation from “America’s Supernanny” Deborah Tillman and proceeds from the event will support local nonprofits Baby’s Bounty and Communities In Schools of Nevada.

Attendees of “Vegas’ Baby Shower and Beyond” are encouraged to donate newborn care items and new or gently worn child, teen and adult clothes for Baby’s Bounty and Communities In Schools of Nevada. Newborn items needed include bottles, bibs, pacifiers, socks, hats, towels and more.

Cities from across the U.S. and Canada will be celebrating National Nanny Training Day, but Lifetime’s reality superstar DEBORAH TILLMAN will be on site as a keynote speaker and supporter of the occasion, shower and local nonprofits, making the event one-of-a-kind. Tillman, labeled as “A Force for Good” by The Washington Post, has immense knowledge on childcare for the naughty and nice. She is the star of Lifetime’s reality series “America’s Supernanny” as well as a consultant, teacher and CEO of three daycares called Happy Home Child Learning Center, Inc. Other notable presenters include “The Nanny Doctor” Dr. Lindsay Heller; parenting coach from Love and Logic®, Lucy Garza; founder of People’s Autism Foundation, Carole Devon; life coach Cari Marshall; and more.

Nannies, teachers, caretakers, nurses etc. are invited to attend National Nanny Training day for a fee of $30 by March 15, $40 by April 19 or $50 at the door. Space is limited. The event is sponsored by Parents Guide of Las Vegas.

Public House Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel & Casino will host a “DRAFT DAY PARTY” for the NFL Draft 2013 featuring half-priced draft beers on Thursday, April 25.

As part of his nine-city West Coast U.S. tour this Spring, seven-time Grammy Award winner and Multi-Platinum artist, PRINCE, and his new, all-female backing band, and 3RDEYEGIRL will make a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for four shows on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Tickets are on sale now.

REHAB, Las Vegas’ original and most indulgent pool experience, located at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, celebrates its 10th Anniversary season with an all star lineup beginning with SUBLIME WITH ROME, the popular reggae group, on Sunday, April 21. GRAMMY Award winner and French electronic pop duo Justice headlines the second weekend of REHAB with a DJ set on Sunday, April 28.

THE 3RD ANNUAL LAS VEGAS FOODIE FEST will take place, Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28 in the  parking lot at Silverton Casino Hotel.  The the day event features more than 30 of the most celebrated and delicious food trucks on the roads. Food vendor booths, eating contests, a beer garden, carnival rides and games, VIP section as well as live entertainment are all scheduled to pack the festival with fun for all ages, and of course, plenty of food!  Admission Cost is $10, which will grant access for all three days. A portion of the proceeds from the three day event will benefit Three Square Food Bank.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced that OPPORTUNITY' VILLAGE'S largest annual fundraiser, the LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN will return to its original home on Fremont Street Experience and Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Now in its ninth year, the Great Santa Run has established itself as an iconic local charity event, with thousands of red-suited supporters flooding the streets for a 5K run and one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk, each December.

Celebrity Sightings:

Friday, March 22...

Super middleweight boxer Andre Dirrell was spotted at Club Tattoo inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Dirrell visited the shop to get inked by renowned tattoo artist Krystof. Dirrell won the middleweight bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Andre Dirrell At Club Tattoo With Tattoo Artist Krystof
Tattoo artist Krystof and Andre Dirrell

Wednesday, March 27...

Actress Jeri Ryan, currently starring in ABC’s “Body of Proof,” was spotted with her son, Alex, enjoying Blue Man Group’s newest production at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

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Actress Jeri Ryan and her son Alex at Blue Man Group
Photo courtesy of Blue Man Group

NBA basketball player, Mike Bibby was sighted at HERAEA inside Palms Casino Resort for the second day in a row.

Thursday, March 28...

The talented cast of the famed acro-cabaret variety show “Absinthe” celebrated their 1,000th show ay PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. Arriving just after midnight the entire cast, including The Gazillionaire, Penny Pibbets and Angel Porrino, all outfitted in full zombie attire. made their way to their VIP booths on the main stage.

Nearing 1 a.m., DJ Gusto got on the mic to congratulate the cast as confetti burst into the air and the group was presented with a green, two-tiered cake topped with the number ‘1,000’ covered in gold glitter.

Also in attendance celebrating was Spiegelworld founder and Absinthe co-producer Ross Mollison.

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Penny Pibbets, The Gazillionaire and Angel Porrino at PURE Nightclub
Photo credit: Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery LLC.

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The Gazillionaire and ABSINTHE co-producer Ross Mollison at PURE Nightclub
Photo credit: Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery LLC.

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Penny Pibbets and The Gazillionaire take a bite of the celebratory cake
Photo credit: Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery LLC.

Ice-T and wife Coco Austin of E!’s “Ice Loves Coco” were spotted hanging out at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The couple nuzzled up in a VIP booth while hanging out with friends including the club’s headlining resident DJ 12th Planet.

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Coco Austin, Ice-T and DJ 12th Planet at Body English

Platinum selling singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera performed a special acoustic set in Las Vegas at Hyde Bellgio as part of the venue’s weekly Live Music Thursdays.

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Ryan Cabrera
Photo credit: Hyde Bellagio, Arlene Richie/JPI Studios

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Ryan Cabrera performs an acoustic set
Photo credit: Hyde Bellagio, Arlene Richie/JPI Studios

Friday night, March 29...

90210 star Jessica Lowndes was spotted at LAVO with a group of friends before heading up to the nightclub to take in the sounds of DJ Jessica Who.
X Factor UK judge Tulisa Contostavlos was spotted at TAO Nightclub.

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Jessica Lowndes
Photo credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

 Saturday, March 30...

WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand kicked off the 2013 pool season with world-renowned DJ Tommy Trash. The GRAMMY Award-nominated Australian DJ and Producer hit the newly remodeled Vegas hot spot in full force as he made his daylife debut.  Nominated for a 2013 GRAMMY Award, the Australian-born DJ has created high-profile remixes for heavy-hitters including Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5 Kaskade and many more.

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Tommy Trash at Wet Republic
Photos by Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery LLC.

international pop music sensation Rita Ora hosted an evening at TAO Nightclub.  Rita posed for a few shots on the red carpet and took photos with fans before joining friends in the restaurant. After  dinner, they made their way into the nightclub where DJ Five led the charge in the DJ booth.
Also spotted at TAO was 90210’s Jessica Lowndes, who stopped by Rita’s table in the dining room to say hello to the singer, who once guest starred on the TV show. After dinner Lowndes and friends, including new boyfriend model and former rugby player Thom Evans, headed up to the nightclub.

They did celebratory shots in honor of Thom’s upcoming 28th birthday on Tuesday. Earlier in the day she soaked up the sun at TAO Beach.

Twilight star Kellan Lutz treated his father Brad to a special birthday dinner at TAO.

At LAVO, actor AJ Buckley shared appetizers and entrees with fiancé Abigail, who was celebrating a birthday. The couple later hit TAO Nightclub.

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Rita Ora
Photo credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

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Rita Ora performing
Photo credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

Football players Mikel Leshoure, Martez Wilson and Terry Hawthorne were spotted at HERAEA inside Palms Casino Resort celebrating Leshoure’s birthday. Leshoure, running back for the Detroit Lions, Wilson, linebacker for the New Orleans Saints and Hawthorne, cornerback for the University of Illinois, all enjoyed dinner and a birthday cheesecake.

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Football players Terry Hawthorne, Martez Wilson and Mikel Leshoure
Photo courtesy of Heraea

Monday night,  April 1...

Basketball legend Michael Jordan was spotted at Marquee. He first hit up the main room before venturing to the Boom Box Room with a group of friends

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