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New York New York Hotel & Casino Hosted 7th Annual St. Baldrick's Day Head Shaving Event

During the 7th annual head-shaving event on Saturday, March 12, New York New York Hotel & Casino raised a record-breaking amount of more than $200,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Celebrity head-shavers, Las Vegas residents and tourists alike came out to cheer on those who who shed their locks in support of childhood cancer research. Crushing last year’s donation of $188,000, New York-New York will give all proceeds from this year’s fun-filled event to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Among the Celebrities and notable personalities that came out to show their support were the hunks from CHIPPENDALES, the cast from FANTASY, vocal quartet Human Nature, cast members of JERSEY BOYS, “Bubble Girl” Charlie Starling from ABSINTHE, cast members of ROCK OF AGES, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Tournament of Kings and Zumanity, magician and winner of America’s Got Talent Mat Franco, UFC Hall of Famer and former Heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, local entertainment journalist John Katsilometes, KLUC personalities Chet Buchanan and Spence, KTNV-ABC TV personality Megan Telles, KVVU-FOX TV personalities John Huck and Christine Maddela and  KLAS-CBS TV personality Sherry Swensk.

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Chippendale's cast with shavee
Photo courtesy of http://www.bestofvegas.com

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Human Nature cast with shavee
Photo courtesy of http://www.bestofvegas.com

Highlights from this year’s event include:

 John W. Bonner Elementary School’s Principal Paul Catania and 36 students, fondly known as the “Bonner Boys,” took turns in the barber chairs and braved a shave, including the original Bonner Boys, Trey and Barrett along with brother and sister Jacob and Maddy. This is the fifth consecutive year the Bonner Boys have shaved their heads to help raise awareness for childhood cancer.

· Cast members from New York-New York’s headlining show, Zumanity, shaved their general manager’s head.

·Mark Shunock, former cast member of ROCK OF AGES, encouraged the crowd to donate $800 to shave one man’s beard.

·Before completely shaving Brian McMullan’s hair, celebrity head-shaver Charlie Starling of ABSINTHE, buzzed Brian’s hair to a Mohawk. Guests had the opportunity to take a selfie with the stylishly-cut John M. McManus, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for MGM Resorts International for $5. Ruth and Brian McMullan, who introduced the St. Baldrick’s event to Vegas, were among the picture-takers.

·All four cast members of Human Nature worked together to shave Pamela Truax’s colorful long locks as she “braved a shave” with the rest of New York-New York’s corporate purchasing team.

Each year, the St. Baldrick’s Day event helps raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. The funds generated at this event are crucial in supporting research focused on improving treatment options and finding cures for all types of childhood cancers.

Recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER recently took a stab at preventing heart disease with a $500 donation to American Heart Association Las Vegas. The donation came from a portion of ticket sales at the February 14 brunch show.

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Eric (LT Post) and Jayne Post (DD), show creators, producers and actors; along with American Heart Association Executive Director, Debbie Smith.

DIRK ARTHUR WILD MAGIC concluded its initial run of shows at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Tuesday, March 22 and will return this summer.  Any refunds for future show purchases will be made at point of purchase.

ESSENCE VEGAS, Las Vegas’ premier marijuana dispensary and resource center, is introducing Essence Educates: Wellness Wednesdays, a one-of-a-kind, bi-weekly educational program designed to teach current and potential patients about the medical benefits of cannabis, how it’s produced and proper uses. Held every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. The first of event will take place inside the Essence-West location at 5765 W. Tropicana Ave., all Wellness Wednesdays sessions are FREE of charge.

To accommodate any guest on restrictive diets, TREVI Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars has simplified the ordering process with  the launch of a vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu, available now.

On the heels of kicking-off the fifth year of his critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency to sold-out crowds, AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment announced that ROD STEWART will return this Aug. with nine just added shows scheduled for August  3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20 and 21. Tickets for the additional concerts go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. PT.

The inaugural SPRING WINE WALK will be held at Downtown Container Park on Saturday, March 26 from 3-6 p.m. Five stations will be set up throughout the park with all attendees able to sample an assortment of reds, whites and bubbles. Tickets are $20-$25.

Las Vegas headliners, Australian born vocal quartet, HUMAN NATURE, featuring brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney and their best buds, Toby Allen and Phil Burton, has announced a three-year residency with their brand new show “JUKEBOX,” which will open March 29 at the Sands Showroom in The Venetian. The talented foursome has kept sold-out audiences dazzled and dancing during their internationally celebrated “MOTOWN Show,” which premiered at The Venetian in 2013. Backed by a dynamic six-piece band and world-class dancers, Human Nature will celebrate a mix of pop classics with Doo-Wop, Motown, Soul standards and even some “Uptown Funk”.

HASH HOUSE A GO GO is supporting GRANT A GIFT AUTISM FOUNDATION from Monday, March 28 – Saturday, April 2 by inviting pancake lovers to indulge in their signature blueberry pancake while supporting children, youth and families affected by autism living in Nevada. Leading up to World Autism Day on April 2, Hash House A Go Go will donate $1 to Grant a Gift for every blueberry pancake sold.

DREW AND JOHNATHAN SCOTT, HGTV’s twin hosts of Property Brothers and Brother vs. Brother among other shows, will hold two open houses on Wednesday, March 30th in Las Vegas for the houses they purchased and renovated for the newest season of Brother vs. Brother currently filming in Sin City. Potential buyers are urged to sign up at the website www.JonathanVSDrew.com to attend both open houses. All proceeds from the sale of the houses will be given to Rebuilding Together in Las Vegas, a charity dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership and improve the lives of low income homeowners. The 4th season of Brother vs. Brother will premiere June 1, 2016 on HGTV. In addition, Drew and Jonathan will appear at their very first local meet & greet that evening at the Las Vegas Design Center (495 S. Grand Central Parkway #2203) at 5pm. Simply pre-order their book Dream Home and bring proof of purchase for entry. The brothers will take photos and sign autographs for fans.

Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity, OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE, is joining forces with JERSEY MIKE'S SUBS restaurants throughout the Las Vegas area for their sixth annual ‘MONTH OF GIVING.’  During Jersey Mike’s annual March ‘Month of Giving’ fundraising campaign, customers can make a donation to Opportunity Village at any area Jersey Mike’s restaurant. On the final ‘Day of Giving,’ Wednesday, March 30, Jersey Mike’s restaurants in the Las Vegas area will donate 100% of sales to Opportunity Village. Proceeds from this campaign will directly benefit the programs and services offered to thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities at Opportunity Village. Last year, Jersey Mike’s raised more than $3 million for 150 charities nationwide during the fundraising campaign. For a list of participating locations, please visit http://www.jerseymikes.com/mog.

On Friday, April 1, American country artist KANE BROWN will take the stage for an exclusive performance at Double Barrel Roadhouse at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Best known for his hit single “Used To Love You Sober,” Brown will perform a full concert set beginning at 11 p.m. Tickets are now on sale starting at $15 per person.

THE EXTREME THING SPORTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL, Nevada’s only premier action sports and music festival, returns to Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango Drive, Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. The event will include a new layout, five concert stages, the Vegas AmJam – an amateur skate and BMX competition, vendor village and food area. General Admission tickets are $20 through April 1. Tickets are $25 at the gate (if available). Advance “Ticket & Tee” packages are available online only and include a general admission ticket, commemorative event t-shirt and event poster for $35 (while supplies last).

The “MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER” interactive show at THE D will present a MIMOSA AND MURDER SUNDAY BRUNCH beginning April 3 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets start at $83.20 with a three-course meal, tax, and server gratuity included in the price. On Mother’s Day, May 8, ladies will be treated to a  rose and glass of champagne as a special gift with their ticket purchase.

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Eric (LT Post) and Jayne Post (DD)
Photo courtesy of The D Las Vegas

On Friday, April 8, the NATIONAL ATOMIC MUSEUM, located at 755 E. Flamingo Road, will be hosting MOVIE NGHT AT THE MUSEUM, featuring "THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING." Starting at 6:30 PM, this FREE event will also give visitors the opportunity to meet the friendly and dedicated staff that works behind the scenes for the museum.To RSVP call Linda on (702) 794-5151 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local runners and walkers will lace up their shoes to support over 450 elementary and middle school girls at the GIRLS ON THE RUN Las Vegas 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, April 17 at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex. The celebratory 5k is a culminating experience that gives volunteer running buddies, family members and the local community the opportunity to help Clark County girls memorialize their achievement of a 10-week character building program aimed at enhancing self-esteem and increasing healthy lifestyle choices.The race will include:

·A pre-event dance party featuring a high energy DJ

·The Sparkle Zone – An area to glitz and glam the program participants with colored hairspray and face painting

·“Selfie Stations” that include a large running shoe designed by a middle school participant

·Special visits from a collection of mascots including The Coca-Cola Polar Bear, UNLV’s Hey Reb, Astro from the Las Vegas 51s and Frozen’s Elsa

·Food sampling from Shake Shake and The Popcorn Girl

·Refreshment Zone support by presenting 5K sponsor The Coca-Cola Company, and more

Registration is now open for the 2016 Girls on the Run 5K: $35 for adults and $15 for children under 18.  The participation fee includes an event t-shirt, a commemorative 5k medal and refreshments from The Coffee Bean, Rachel’s Kitchen, Crazy Pita and water and recovery drinks from The Coca-Cola Company. GOTR superhero capes and cowbells will also be on sale at the merchandise tent with all proceeds supporting the company’s scholarship fund.

TAO Group and Chef Chris Santos will debut BEAUTY & ESSEX at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this May. The opening marks the second location of the New York City pawn shop, restaurant and lounge that originated in 2010 from the chef who pioneered the small, share plate dining trend that has swept the nation. The restaurant will be open to the public for dinner starting May 16, 2016.

Celebrity sightings:

Friday night, March 25...

International superstar Justin Bieber stopped by XS Nightclub, the award-winning venue at Wynn Las Vegas. In town for his “Purpose World Tour,” Bieber arrived shortly after midnight with friends. Spotted in Bieber’s entourage, professional football player Odell Beckham Jr., singer Maejor and Bieber’s Shots app partner Johnny Shahidi. Once inside the club, Bieber jumped into the DJ booth to hang out with David Guetta.

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David Guetta and Justin Bieber at XS
Photo credit: Danny Mahoney

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Maejor, David Guetta and Justin Bieber at XS
Photo credit: Danny Mahoney

Award-winning rapper and actor T.I. took in Mike Tyson's show UNDISPUTED TRUTH at MGM Grand.

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Mike Tyson and rapper T.I.
Photo courtesy of MGM Grand

Also at MGM Grand was comedian Craig Robinson, who enjoyed the show on Thursday evening and returned to visit with Tyson on Friday.

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Mike Tyson and Craig Robinson
Photo courtesy of MGM Grand

Actor Nicholas Gonzalez, who is set star in the all-new “Empire” spin-off show, celebrated his upcoming nuptials at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas . The bachelor party took in the night from a VIP table while DJ Vice manned the decks.

Also spotted at Marquee was Johnny Manziel enjoying the party with a few friends at a VIP booth.

Thursday night, March 24...

Comedians Hannibal Buress and Craig Robinson took the performance of Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live On Stage at MGM Grand. Also in attendance was Zab Judah, five-time Light Welterweight and Welterweight World Champion boxer and former Undisputed Welterweight World Champion, who joined Tyson following the show for photos.

 

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Mike Tyson and Zab Judah
Photo courtesy of MGM Grand

Wednesday, March 23...

Legendary Comedian, Marty Allen, celebrated his 94th birthday with a special lunch at Triple George Grill. Accompanied by his wife, Karon Kate Blackwell, and friends Roy and Judy Student, Allen enjoyed his meal in a private booth.


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Marty Allen and wife Karon Kate Blackwell with friends Roy and Judy Student
Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

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Marty Allen
Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Supermodel Cindy Crawford enjoyed a picture-perfect day at the Grand Canyon with her husband Rande Gerber, son Presley Gerber and daughter Kaia Gerber during Maverick Helicopters’ Wind Dancer excursion.

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Cindy Crawford at Grand Canyon Maverick Helicopters
Photo courtesy of Maverick Helicopters

Sunday, March 20...

Early in the morning Rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) was spotted at gentlemen’s club Crazy Horse III.  Also in attendance were members of the band All Time Low, known for their hit songs, “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and “Coffeeshop Soundtrack”.

Saturday, March 19...

Legendary tennis coach and ESPN sports reporter, Darren Cahill, and internationally-renowned tennis player, Simona Halep, enjoyed an evening at Jenna and Michael Morton’s CRUSH inside MGM Grand.  Known for having coached Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt, Cahill shared dinner with Halep, who shot to international fame in the past few years, having been named the Women’s Tennis Association’s “Most Popular Player of the Year.”

 

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