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Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - Las Vegas Round The Clock

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X Burlesque Celebrates 13 Years on The Las Vegas Strip

 X Burlesque, the most provocative show on the Las Vegas strip  celebrated their 13 yr anniversary, what they are calling its "Lucky 13", in Las Vegas, Thursday, May 7 at Flamingo Las Vegas.

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Cast of X Burlesque
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The topless show features a cast of beautiful and talented dancers performing steamy choreography that cater to every man's fantasies. Several new dance numbers have been added to the production including a seductive feather fan number to the tune of Beyonce’s “Haunted,” an over-the-top chair number to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and a sexy fashion show of stunning diamond studded costumes to Rhianna’s “Diamonds.” X Burlesque is also the first topless show in Las Vegas to add projection mapping to the choreography.

In honor of our ‘lucky 13th’ anniversary in Las Vegas, we’ve once again added sultry new dance numbers,” said X Burlesque Creator and Producer, Angela Stabile. “We strive to keep the show fresh and exciting with dance numbers no other shows have. We’re often imitated, but never duplicated.”

In attendance was the sexy cast from X Rocks, the cast of Puppetry Of The Penis, professional BMX rider and reality television star Ricardo Laguna, Piff the Magic Dragon and cast members from Sexxy, among others.

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Lending their support were Jennifer Romas and cast members of SEXXY
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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BMX star Ricardo Laguna
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Piff the Magic Dragon - Credit Edison Graff
Piff the Magic Dragon
Photo credit: Edison Graff

Puppetry Of The Penis - Credit Edison Graff
Puppetry Of The Penis
Photo credit: Edison Graff

X Burlesque is performed nightly at 10 p.m. inside the X Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas. Tickets are $55.95, $79.95 and $86.27 plus tax and fees and can be purchased at the Flamingo Box Office. Guests must be 18 years or older. X Burlesque combines high-energy performance with the use of outrageous props such as bathtubs, guitars and feather boas to fulfill the audience’s every fantasy.

Journey and Neal Schon Unveil Memorabilia Cases at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

In honor of the band’s nine-show residency at The Joint, legendary rock group Journey unveiled its memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday afternoon, May 6.

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Journey
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

Journey Memorabilia Case
Journey memorabilia case
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel, was on hand to introduce Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Deen Castronovo and Arnel Pineda to the crowd of cheering fans. Smith recognized the band for its current residency at the award-winning entertainment venue, including sold-out shows on Saturday, May 9 and Saturday, May 16, as well as the property’s memorabilia curators, Warwick Stone and Beau Dobney, who masterfully created the display. Afterwards, the band pulled down the curtain to unveil the case and took turns on the mic to explain what memorabilia they chose to showcase including:

.Schon’s Paul Reed Smith custom guitar and Jordan Betten designed leather pants and jacket

.Cain’s sequential circuits “Prophet 5” keyboard used on “Faithfully,” “Open Arms” and “Who’s Crying Now”

.Valory’s early 80s Steinberger bass guitar used mainly for the Frontiers album and tour;

.Castronovo’s custom DW snare drums used on tours and the Arrival, Red 13 and Generations albums;

.Pineda’s leather vest, red pants and white Converse sneakers worn during the 2009 “Live in Manila” performance.

The case, located in The Joint hallway, also features iconic items from the band’s history including its Hollywood Walk of Fame star, the plaque Matt Lauer presented to the group during their performance on the TODAY show in recognition of 4.6 million digital song sales of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame induction award presented to the band this week and MUCH more.

Following the Journey unveiling, Schon led fans to his own display case, which features four custom guitars from his personal collection. Stone addressed the crowd to let guests know that this is the first time Hard Rock Hotel has ever displayed memorabilia that is also available for purchase. The guitars range from $40,000 to $125,000 and if they are bought during Journey’s residency, the buyer will get to meet Schon and receive a replica Journey PLATINUM record.

Friends of the Shade Tree Celebrate the 13th Annual ‘Girls Night Out’ Charity Gala at Hyde Bellagio

Friends of the Shade Tree celebrated the 13th Annual ‘Girls Night Out’ Charity Gala at Hyde Bellagio on Wednesday night, May 6.

The evening began with red carpet arrivals of Las Vegas celebrities including the ladies of FANTASY at Luxor, Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan, Emmy-award winning anchor Jason Feinberg and Ms. Asian Las Vegas and co-owner of The Juice Standard, Jamie Stephenson.

As the largest fundraising event for the nonprofit organization, the soiree featured Feinberg as emcee, entertainment from headliner Daniel Park, a live auction hosted by celebrated auctioneer, Christian Kolberg, plus a silent auction. Hundreds of guests, including media personalities Kim Wagner of News 3 KSNV-TV, Denise Valdez of 8 News Now KLAS-TV and Rachel Smith of Fox 5 Vegas KVVU-TV, sampled a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres, including vegetable pot stickers, sparerib skewers, tempura shrimp with caramel sauce, bruschetta, ahi tuna on a wonton crisp and antipasto skewers. Guests also enjoyed a signature mashed potato “martini” bar, complete with all of the fixings, including mushrooms in a red wine sauce, housemade gravy and fried chicken. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ended the meal on a sweet note by providing guests with bowls of their signature glazed doughnut holes. Throughout the evening, guests also sipped on champagne, wine and handcrafted cocktails including the Pretty in Pink and Shade-tini, provided by Southern Wine and Spirits.

Friends of the Shade Tree Committee on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Friends of the Shade Tree Committee on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

The Ladies of FANTASY on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
The Ladies of FANTASY on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Miss Nevada USA, Brittany McGowan, on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

Jason Feinberg on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Jason Feinberg on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

Kim Wagner Lynda Moore and Denise Valdez on the Red Carpet at Girls Night Out
Kim Wagner, Lynda Moore and Denise Valdez at Girls Night Out
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

Daniel Park Performs at Girls Night Out
Daniel Park Performs at Girls Night Out
Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

Throughout the evening, guests bid on raffle, live and silent auction items that included a dinner for ten guests hosted by Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, the fine dining duo behind Andiron Steak & Sea, Honey Salt and Made L.V., in a private residence; a Wheels Up private aviation charter to an exclusive vacation destination; Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a $2,500 shopping experience for six guests; premium handbags of the latest fashions from the spring collections by designers Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Celine, Fendi, Givency, Louis Vuitton and others; VIP tickets to Rock in Rio and more.

The event raised $170,000 to benefit domestic violence victims, as well as their children and pets.

Tyson Beckford Joins the Cast of Men of Chippendales as Celebrity Guest

Super model, fashion icon, and actor, Tyson Beckford, joined the cast of The Men of Chippendales at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as a Special Celebrity Guest Star for a limited four-week engagement, beginning April 30 through May 24th.

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Tyson Beckford
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

To celebrate his appearance in the sexy male revue, a special red carpet event was held on Friday evening May 1, the second night of Beckford's engagement.   The high energy, fully choreographed, interactive show features some of the most hottest men in the world whose perfect balance of sex appeal, dance moves and tasteful teasing as cowboys, firemen and naval officers, draws waves of screams from the excited audience filled with women of all ages. It was obvious from the reaction of everyone in the audience that Beckfordl made a perfect addition to the show with own brand of good looks, toned body, and enticing moves.

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Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Tyson who was born in New York and lived in Jamaica until the age of seven.  He catapulted to fame as a "male supermodel" from the moment his image was first captured by a photographer's lens in 1993. Since appearing in the Fall 1994, Polo Sport campaign shot by Bruce Weber, he has been seen on covers and in countless editorials for Details, GQ, Essence, The Face, L'uomo Vogue, and The New York Times Magazine, among many others. Tyson was named one of People Magazine's “50 Most Beautiful People”; “Best Male Model” at the inaugural VH-1 Fashion and Music Awards; “Outstanding Male Model of the Year” at the fashion industry's Michael Awards; and, People Magazine also named him “Sexiest Male Model.” He has starred in a number of music videos including 50 Cent's chart topping “21 Questions,” and the Grammy Award-winning songs “Toxic” by Britney Spears and he has also appeared on many television programs including “America’s Next Top Model” with Tyra Banks, “Hollywood Squares,” ABC’s “My Wife and Kids,” and as hot of the reality series “Make Me A Supermodel” on BRAVO. Tyson's film credits include “Into the Blue,” “Zoolander,” “Biker Boyz” and “Kings of the Evening.”

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Tyson Beckford with  several cast members of Chippendale's
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Tyson Beckford with the cast of Chippendale's
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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

PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS, the internationally-acclaimed phenomenon that Vanity Fair called “Dementedly Good Fun!” opened at The Jewel Box at 3275 South Industrial Road on Wednesday, April 15.  The show features the Ancient Australian Art of Genital Origami, an astounding series of penis installations that requires astonishing stamina, an unbelievable stretch factor and an amazing level of testicular fortitude. With more than 40 heroic and hilarious installations, including crowd pleasers, tourist attractions and food products, such as “The Pelican,” “The Windsurfer,” “The Eiffel Tower,” “The Loch Ness Monster” and their signature creation, “The Hamburger”Puppetry of the Penis leaves both women and men gasping.  PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS is a non-sexual adult show that is performed Wednesdays through Mondays (dark Tuesdays) at 8 p.m.

Read Jacqueline Monahan's review of the show in his week's edition of her 'About the Town' column.

The hit show, “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” , which boasts the greatest set list of all time and celebrates rock anthems from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s,  will offer COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO TEACHERS IN MAY in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Month.  All teachers can receive two tickets to the show with a Teachers Union card or CCSD ID throughout the month of May. To redeem complimentary tickets, teachers must visit the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk in person with their Teachers Union card or CCSD ID. Tickets are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wishing to purchase additional tickets will receive a special ticket price of $20 (plus taxes and fees.


In honor of NATIONAL MILITAIRY APPRECIATION MONTH, USO Las Vegas is rallying the Southern Nevada community to help make “A MILLION MOMENTS IN MAY” a part of the USO’s national  Every Moment Counts campaign. Our community is asked to help USO Las Vegas create moments that matter for the brave men and women of the armed forces who sacrifice countless moments fighting to protect our freedom.

 Throughout the month of May, USO Las Vegas will be collecting donations and asking the public to sign “Support our Troops” pinup cards at any of the three Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill locations or any of the five Remedy’s, Distill, and Elixir bar/restaurants. The public can also make monetary donations to USO Las Vegas at any of the twenty-four Hudson or Hudson News travel convenience stores throughout McCarran International Airport.

 USO Las Vegas is also launching a “Thank a Troop” Photo Project and asking all our supporters to snap a picture of themselves, sign it, and write a message thanking our local troops for their service. USO Las Vegas will post all photos on their “Every Moment Counts” wall inside the USO Terminal 1 Airport Lounge at McCarran International Airport for display throughout the month of May!

Additional events in honor of USO Las Vegas’ recognition of National Military Appreciation Month include:

 Friday, May 4 – Monday, May 23 – Bank of America Donation Drive - USO Las Vegas and Bank of America will be hosting a donation drive for much needed items for USO Las Vegas’ family-care packages. Help lift the spirits of local military families by dropping off unopened nail polish, Laundry detergent (small bottles), Dryer sheets, cleaning supplies, bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, and Individually packaged chips at any of the 51 Las Vegas Bank of America branches.

The High Roller at The LINQ is also offering free rides to all active duty military and veterans with a valid military ID  on Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.

On Thursday, May 21 at 5 p.m. – USO Movie Night at The Galaxy Theaters inside the Cannery Hotel and Casino – USO Las Vegas will be hosting a FREE showings of The Avengers: Age of Ultron at 5:30 p.m. and Mad Max: Fury Road at 8:30 p.m. to local service members and their families.

Sunday and Monday, May 24 - 25 – Stuff-a-Jeep weekend – Chapman, Chrysler Jeeps will place vehicles outside three Sam’s Clubs locations on Sunday, May 24 and three other locations on Monday, May 25 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. to secure USO Las Vegas wish list items for family-care packages.

BRITNEY SPEARS has canceled her “Britney: Piece of Me” performance scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  The show will be rescheduled for a later date. Britney’s doctor advised her not to perform Wednesday evening so that she may continue to heal from an ankle injury sustained during her performance last week.  Ticketmaster and The AXIS Box Office will contact ticket holders and issue exchanges or refunds. Please exchange or return tickets bought at a retail location to the same location

A trio of comedians will perform inside the LAUGH FACTORY Monday through Sunday (May 11—May 17), at the New Tropicana Hotel, with comedy star BASILE headlining what is sure to be a great week of rib tickling humor.  Writer and professional stand-up comedienne, TRACI SKENE will be hosting the show that also features SPENCER JAMES. Show times are 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.T ickets are priced at $34.95 and $44.95.

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an EXHIBITION OF ARTWORK BY CAZENOVIA COLLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND INTERIM DIVISION CHAIR OF ART AND DESIGN, ALLYN STEWART. Stewart’s mixed and digital collage explores the relationship between landscape, geography, and becoming lost. Allyn Stewart: Un-°©‐Mapping the Landscape, will begin Friday, May 15, and will run through Saturday, June 27, 2015.

The CSN Artspace Gallery Is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. To 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is located upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas Cheyenne campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one mile East of I‐15 North.

TIME TRAVELERS FOUNDATION will be invading the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday, May 16th with volunteers handing out gift bags to anyone and everyone as a random act of kindness.  Time Travelers will be distributing bags throughout the city to SPREAD AWARENESS ON EPILEPSY that affects over 65 million people worldwide. Time Travelers Foundation is a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the dangers of epilepsy, and motivates those who suffer with the condition. Over 1,000 bags have been donated from various sponsors that range from Evian Water, StubHub, LVCVA, and local businesses. Gift bags have a wide variety of essentials that include: sunglasses, cell phone wipes, keychains, lip balm, and water bottles. The gift bags will also contain a raffle ticket where lucky participants can go to www.timetravelersfoundation.org to win prizes from House Seats, FIZZ, and DW Bistro.


On Saturday, May 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, located in downtown Las Vegas at 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, adjacent to Cashman Field, will host a SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND BOOK SIGNING with the world-famous paleontologist DR. JACK HORNER.  Dr. Horner will discuss why bony features such as horns, plates, shields, and spikes were not used for defense or any kind of combat.

 Dr. Horner discovered the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, noted for his dramatic field work and some of the best reconstructions of fossil dinosaurs ever assembled. Dr. Horner served as the technical advisor for Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park movies and is the inspiration for the movie’s lead character Dr. Alan Grant. He has the honor of having two species of dinosaurs named after him.

This lecture and book signing are free with paid admission and will take place at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and $5 for children ages 3–11.  Children 2 and under are free.  Admission covers access to the entire Museum.  Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.  Registration is required to save a seat. To RSVP, please visit Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s Eventbrite page at https://drjackhornertalk.eventbrite.com.

The 7th ANNUAL WINE FEST, featuring three days of wine tastings, food, live entertainment and more will take place at GOLDEN NUGGET Las Vegas from Friday, May 15, to Sunday, May 17.  This year’s event, hosted in partnership with Back Bar USA,  will showcase the finest selections from California, Oregon and Washington with dinners and receptions hosted by notable winemakers including Brenna Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards, among others. The event will begin with a poolside wine and jazz reception from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at the H20 Poolside Bar. Priced at $45 per person, the evening will include tastings and meet-and-greets with top winemakers in a picturesque setting surrounded by Golden Nugget’s world-famous pool and shark tank.

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE, Las Vegas’ favorite charity, is celebrating its 60th year with a BLOWOUT BIRTHDAY BASH, a special three-day celebration Friday and Saturday, May 15 &16 and Sunday May 17, on the Oakey Campus, 6300 West Oakey Blvd.  Numerous activities will be open to the public: Magical Forest, Beer Garden, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Arts & Craft Show and many more. For additional information about the Opportunity Village 60th Blowout Birthday Bash, contact Kevin Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (702) 880-4043.

Recording artist, songwriter and three-time Grammy Award winner DEBBY BOONE is set to perform her Billboard chart-toppers at the Suncoast Showroom May 16 and 17.  Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office.

CREATE A CHANGE NOW, a local charity teaching at-risk students to plant, grow and cook fresh, healthy meals in order to prevent childhood obesity, hosts its annual FOOD REVOLUTION DAY DINNER at VegeNation on Sunday, May 17 from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
 
Five Las Vegas chefs will create a three-course dinner comprised of appetizers, entrees and desserts while educating individuals on nutritional values and the importance of healthy eating. The feast will feature Jesse Moreno of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Donald Lemperle of VegeNation, Holly Fonda of Bite Vegan Bakery, Johnny Church of MTO Café and Shane Stuart of Grass Roots. 
 
Food Revolution Day is a global campaign that sets out to put practical food education back on schools curriculum. Celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality Jamie Oliver has a passion for educating children on the benefits of healthy eating to lead happier lives for themselves, and their families. After creating the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Oliver started Food Revolution Day to spread his message and inspire others. 
 
Create A Change Now and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation share a common goal to encourage and educate individuals about healthy food options, how to cook them in order to prevent obesity. Tickets to the Food Revolution Day Dinner start at $75 and can be purchased AT http://foodrevolutionday2015cacn.bpt.me. All proceeds will benefit Create A Change Now.

Celebrity sightings:

Friday night, May 8...

Robert Trujillo, the world-famous bassist from Grammy award-winning heavy metal band Metallica, made a special appearance at The Northside Café inside SLS La Vegas. He enjoyed a late night meal after partying all day across the street at Rock in Rio USA, one of the largest music festivals in the world boasting hundreds of thousands of attendees.

Thursday, May 7...

Hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd returned to host Worship Thursday at TAO.  They fueled up at TAO Asian Bistro, dining with a dozen friends in front of the restaurant’s famed Buddha before heading up to the nightclub where Rapper Too Short joined them on stage for a performance.

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Rae Sremmurd and Too Short
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Wednesday, May 6...

Former professional football player Joe Theismann was spotted checking out Journey's residency, Journey Las Vegas, at The Joint.

Monday night, May 4...

Actor Josh Peck was spotted at Carmine’s in The Forum Shops at Caesars.

Fashion designer Whitney Port was spotted with fiancé Tim Rosenman dining at LAVO.

Sunday, May 3...

R&B singer, Durrell Babbs, better known by his stage name Tank, was spotted with friends brunching at LAVO.

Sunday night “LIV on Sunday” hosted a Miami-style take-over of Marquee Nightclub with DJs Stevie J and Don P commanding the deck in the main room.

LIV on Sunday at Marquee Las Vegas
LIV on Sunday
Photo Credit: Tony Tran

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LIV on Sunday
Photo Credit: Tony Tran

To close out a monumental Fight Weekend at SLS Las Vegas, Cash Money EDM duo The Stafford Brothers and chart-topping Def Jam rapper Jeremih performed side-by-side at Vegas’ hottest new dayclub, Foxtail Pool Club.  The Stafford Brothers kicked off the day with an energetic set featuring some of the hottest beats in EDM before Hip Hop moguls Jeremih, 50 Cent and DJ Mustard took over the stage.

50 Cent DJ Mustard and Jeremih give exclusive performance at Foxtail Pool Club during FIght Weekend Seva Kalashnikov
50 Cent, DJ Mustard and Jeremih give exclusive performance at Foxtail Pool Club during FIght Weekend Seva Kalashnikov
Photo courtesy of SLS

The surprise appearances continued throughout the day as Bad Boy rapper Red Café and famed rapper Young Buck joined the trio on stage.

Following the performance, Jeremih and 50 Cent partied the day away with fellow rapper T.I. Model Amber Rose made an appearance on property at Umami Burger and Beer Garden. Questlove from The Roots also dined at the eatery.
 
Later in the night, Hip Hop sensation and ‘Tony Montana’ rapper Future joined DJ Drama to take over LIFE Nightclub for #GreystoneSundays.

Actress Drew Barrymore was also spotted on property.
 
Saturday, May 2...

Following the legendary Mayweather vs. Pacquiao match in Las Vegas,...

International recording artist Chris Brown headlined a full-length live concert to a sold out crowd at Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub atop The Cromwell.

An entourage of other highly respected rappers, musicians and athletes joined Brown on stage for the performance, including rapper 50 Cent (who performed a headlining concert at Drai’s the night before – Friday, May 1), singer Akon, rappers Tyga and Too Short, basketball player Russel Westbrook and rapper Busta Rhymes (who headlined his own concert at Drai’s tonight – Sunday, May 3).

Other celebrities who have partied at Drai’s for Fight Weekend included: Barry Church, Orlando Scandrick, Zach Martin and Danny McCray from the Dallas Cowboys; DJ Funkmaster Flex; Terrell Suggs from the Baltimore Ravens; performer Tyson Beckford; rappers Twista and Yo Gotti; reality star Natalie Nunn; actress KD Aubert; and actor Omari Hardwick. 

A barrage of excited attendees, including 40-year-old Golden Globe winner Drew Barrymore flocked to Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub just across the casino floor within MGM Grand. As Barrymore and husband, Will Kopelman, arrived with several friends, the group headed straight up to the venue’s fifth level mezzanine to experience a pulse-pumping, high-energy set by resident DJ Calvin Harris.

Rapper Fabolous hosted the season grand opening and performed at TAO Beach during the afternoon. DJ Khaled was spotted taking in the sun soaked scene as was Antoine Bethea, safety for the San Francisco 49ers.

Fabolous red carpet 2015 Season Grand Opening of TAO Beach photo credit Joe Torrance Powers Imagery
Fabolous red carpet 2015 Season Grand Opening of TAO Beach
Photo credit: Joe Torrance/Powers Imagery

After the bout, Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik, Fox chair Rupert Murdoch, business magnate Ron Burkle, actor Bradley Cooper and director Spike Lee were all spotted dining at separate tables at TAO Asian Bistro.

Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee at TAO Fight Weekend
Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Photo Credit: Tony Tran

Snoop Dogg took over TAO nightclub for a special fight weekend edition of The Snoopadelic Cabaret.  There he performed some of his biggest hits while also spinning a specially curated set for a crowd that included Spike Lee and Flava Flav, along with Michael Strahan.

Snoop Dogg Fight Weekend at TAO photo credit Tony Tran
Snoop Dogg
Photo Credit: Tony Tran

Flava Flav and Snoop Dogg at TAO Fight Weekend photo credit Tony Tran
Flava Flav and Snoop Dogg
Photo Credit: Tony Tran

D’USSE presented a fight weekend party at Marquee Las Vegas hosted by Jay Z  Jay Z and Beyonce never stopped dancing in her seat at their VIP table near the DJ booth, welcomed friends and family including her mother and her new husband, who stayed close throughout the night.

JAY-Z and Young Jeezy attend DUSSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas  Photo by Johnny Nunez
JAY-Z and Young Jeezy attend D'USSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas
Photo credit: Johnny Nunez

JAY-Z and Fabolous attend DUSSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas  Photo by Al Powers
JAY-Z and Fabolous attend D'USSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas
Photo credit: Al Powers

Spotted at the bash were the newly engaged Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, along with rapper Fabolous, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, Tobey Maguire, Kevin Connolly, Adrien Brody, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, DJ Clue, Jeezy, Memphis Bleek, Gayle King, San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea and fighters Bryant Jennings and Andre Ward, Roc Nation Sports’ first boxer signee. Swizz Beatz joined DJ Eric DLux in the booth.

Eric DLux and DJ Clue attend DUSSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas  Photo by Al Powers
Eric DLux and DJ Clue attend D'USSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas
Photo credit: Al Powers

Eric DLux and Swizz Beatz attend DUSSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted By JAY-Z photo credit Al Powers
Eric DLux and Swizz Beatz attend D'USSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted By JAY-Z
Photo credit: Al Powers

Ndamukong Suh attends DUSSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted by JAY-Z Photo by Al Powers
Ndamukong Suh attends D'USSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted by JAY-Z
Photo credit: Al Powers

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill attend DUSSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted By JAY-Z photo credit Al Powers
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill attend D'USSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted By JAY-Z
Photo credit: Al Powers

Shawn Pecas Costner Young Jeezy Steve Stoute Fabolous and Emory Jones attend DUSSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted By JAY-Z photo by Johnny Nunez
Shawn Pecas Costner, Young Jeezy, Steve Stoute, Fabolous and Emory Jones attend D'USSE Presents Fight Weekend At Marquee Las Vegas Hosted By JAY-Z
Photo credit: Johnny Nunez

Earlier in the day Carnage manned the decks at Marquee Dayclub, spinning for a crowd that included brothers Nick and Joe Jonas, who were spotted taking in the scene from a cabana.

Justin Bieber took over REHAB, the dayclub at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, to host one of Las Vegas’ hottest fight weekend parties.

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Justin Bieber
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

On the red carpet, Bieber posed for photos with Australian model Shanina Shaik, actor Kyle Massey, Vine superstar Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, co-founder of Shots Sam Shahidi and others. The group then headed into REHAB where they were joined by Corey Gamble. Resident DJ Loczi dropped Bieber’s song, “Wait For A Minute,” as he and a friend ran back and forth across the stage to scope out the crowd.

Justin Bieber and Shanina Shaik
Justin Bieber and Shanina Shaik
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

King Bach Sam Shahidi Justin Bieber and Kyle Massey
King Bach, Sam Shahidi, Justin Bieber, and Kyle Massey
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

Around 4 p.m., rappers Flo Rida and Red Café showed up to the dayclub. The party was started earlier in the day as DJ ACE spun at the DJ booth.

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DJ ACE
Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

Friday night, May 1...

Before breaking down the “fight of the century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, boxing Hall of Fame sportscaster Al Bernstein visited the Palazzo Broadcast Studio inside Lagasse’s Stadium to speak with Ken Thomson of Yahoo! Sports Radio.  Bernstein took questions from the crowd at Lagasse’s Stadium inside The Palazzo, and also gave away his keys to the fight for each fighter. He did not give his official prediction on who he believed would win the fight.

Basketball stars P.J. Tucker and Jermaine O’Neal also visited the broadcast booth to discuss the exciting weekend in Las Vegas with Yahoo! Sports Radio’s Ken Thomson.

Co-star of Furious 7, Tyrese, who was joined by Tank and Red Café, hosted the first event of the fight weekend parties at Hard Rock Hotel inside Vanity Nightclub.

Puff Daddy hosted a private fight-weekend bash at LAVO presented by Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports.

Puff Daddy LAVO red carpet
Puff Daddy
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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Showtime's Stephen Espinoza (center)
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Notable names who converged on the event to launch the historic fight weekend with Espinoza included Bradley Cooper, Jerry Bruckheimer and Brett Ratner, along with famed retired boxer Lennox Lewis, Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Carnage, Tyrese and Cassie as DJ MOS had the entire club dancing.

Earlier in the night David Spade was spotted dinner at LAVO  with friends. DJ Khaled also dined at the Italian eatery before kicking off his We The Best: Vegas Edition exclusive residency at TAO.

DJ Khaled LAVO
DJ Khaled
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was spotted dining with friends at TAO Asian Bistro. Also having dinner at TAO was Quad Webb-Lunceford of Bravo’s Married to Medicine.

At Marquee Nightclub, Grammy-winning producer, DJ and singer Mark Ronson manned the decks in the main room. Jeremy Lin, guard for the LA Lakers was spotted at Marquee with twenty friends, taking in the sounds of Ronson.

Mark Ronson Marquee
Mark Ronson
Photo credit: Tony Tran

Kicking off three days and three nights of world-class entertainment in celebration of Fight Weekend,  Drai's Beachclub/Nightclub at the Cromwell  hosted a full-length live concert by rapper 50 Cent.  Joining 50 Cent at both the VIP tables and on stage were rappers Tyga, Busta Rhymes, Twista and Yo Gotti. The concert was opened with a special DJ set from Funkmaster Flex. Other celebrities who stopped by to take in all the action included: actor Omari Hardwick; NFL player for Baltimore Ravens Terrell Suggs; actress KD Aubert; and reality star Natalie Nunn.

Some of the biggest stars on television enjoyed a night out at Hakkasan Las Vegas inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.  Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” star and two-time Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber arrived to the restaurant just before 9 p.m. for a relaxing evening with friends, in town to attend the highly-anticipated Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight.

Liev Shreiber Hakkasan Restaurant
Liev Shreiber
Photo credit: Joe Torres of Powers Imagery, LLC.

Just a table away was a handful of Showtime’s biggest and brightest stars including “Homeland’s” Claire Danes joined by husband, actor Hugh Dancy, along with “House of Lies” cast members Josh Lawson and Ben Schwartz. Also dining at the table was the up-in-coming actress and recent Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez from the CW’s “Jane the Virgin”. The Showtime group left the restaurant just after midnight as they were escorted to Ling Ling Club inside Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub to hear DJ Ruckus spin into the early morning hours.

Earlier in the evening just after 8 p.m., CBS “The Talk” lead anchor Julie Chen dined with her husband Les Moonves, Pres.and CEO of CBS. Wheel of Fortune longtime host Pat Sajack was also in attendance with a few close companions before leaving the restaurant around 10 p.m.

Former “American Idol” finalist and actress Katharine McPhee was spotted dining at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Katharine McPhee solo HK Restaurant
Katherine McPhee
Photo credit Al Powers of Powers Imagery, LLC.

Just a few tables away, up-and-coming actor and model Scott Eastwood took a break from promoting his new romance thriller “The Longest Ride” to celebrate a night on the town with close friends.

Scott Eastwood solo HK Restaurant
Scott Eastwood
Photo credit Al Powers of Powers Imagery, LLC.

 

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