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The Palms Casino Resort Hosts Red Carpet Premiere for 'Bleed For This'

The Brenden Theatres inside the Palm Casino Resort hosted the red carpet premiere of the new movie, 'Bleed for This', the true story of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, on Thursday evening, November 17. 'BLEED FOR THIS' stars Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent)  as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer from Providence R.I. who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt.

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Miles Teller
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Vinny Paz is honored with a star on the Brenden Walk of Fame
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Prior to the screening, there was a red carpet where arrivals included the star of the film Miles Teller, real life boxing champion Vinny Pazienza,  ring announcer Michael Buffer, Frank Stallone, former IBF heavyweight champion Tony Tucker, boxing pros Mickey Bey, Lavelle Robinson, Livingston Bramble, Mia St. John and Latondria Jones.  Celebrity journalist Robin Leach also was on hand to present Vinny Pazienza with a star on the Brenden Walk of Fame, located in the lobby of the Brenden Theatres.  Modeled after the “walk-of-fame” found on Hollywood Boulevard, the Brenden Walk of Fame features stars for Michael Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Hefner and Shaquille O’Neal.

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Michael Buffer
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Mia St. John
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Frank Stallone
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Joe Cortez
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Immediately after the film ended, there was a Q & A in the theatre with Vinny Pazienza and Miles Teller, who answered questions from people in the audience.  

When asked who his hero or inspiration was, Vinny replied, “My hero was Mohammad Ali. I saw him when I was five years ago and fell in love with boxing. Dad called me a champ since I was five.”

Vinny said that in his career as a champion boxer, “It was not winning the 50 fights. It's me entertaining millions of people. That's what I am most proud about.  I got my will and determination from my parents. My dad was a beast and once my mom once broke her leg on the street and yet walked 2 blocks to come home and make dinner before telling my dad to take her to the hospital”.

Miles said “ In reality it was just 5 days after coming out of the hospital (with a broken neck) that Vinny went downstairs to his parents basement and began working out with weights. Vinny added,  “It was one year from the time I broke my neck to back fighting.”

Vinny then went on to say, “Miles did an unbelievable job. Its hard to fight and act like me.”  Miles added, “I gained gained 15 lbs to prepare for my fight against Roberto Duran.”

Whether you are a fan of boxing or not, one thing is for sure.  'Bleed for This' is more an inspirational story about courage, fortitude and unyielding determination to fight back when the odds are stacked against you. Now retired from fighting,Vinny is hoping to score a win at the movie box office with this biopic. 

Legends In Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas Debuts 2016 Holiday Show  

Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas at Flamingo Las Vegas, debuted its holiday show on Monday, November 21, that has become part of the famous festivities in Las Vegas for both tourists and locals.

The show features the legendary cast of superstar lookalike/singalike performers belting out signature hits well as favorite holiday songs. Garth Brooks, portrayed by Dean Simmons, sings an acoustic version of “The Christmas Song;” Michael Jackson, portrayed by Damian Brantley, brings holiday cheer with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town;” Barbra Streisand, portrayed by Sharon Owens, sings her iconic version of “Jingle Bells;” and Elvis, portrayed by Victor Trevino, warms hearts with his stunning vocals on “Blue Christmas.” 

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Legends in Concert cast
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Local youth choirs and performing arts groups have also been invited to perform in the holiday production, providing young talent an opportunity to perform on the historic stage in the Donny and Marie Showroom.

For a big finale, the full cast performs “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the Legends band performs a sensational tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” (“Carol of the Bells”) that brings the magic of the season to Las Vegas.
This very special holiday production at Legends in Concert continues through December 29. Local Nevada residents are offered a special price of $35 plus tax & fee.  Guests can present their local Nevada ID at Flamingo Box office to receive over $40 in savings.

Comic Legend Stan Lee Receives Key to the Las Vegas Strip

In a ceremony at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Las Vegas on Friday, November 18, Hollywood Executive and legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee received the Key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown.

Lee was in town launching his “Respect” initiative pin at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. retail store, and arrived to the attraction in grand style – up the Las Vegas Strip, escorted by Black Widow and S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agents. Fans stood in line for hours to meet Lee, including celebrity fan Chumlee from the hit television show “Pawn Stars.”
“I don’t think it will fit in any locks, but I’m going to carry it with me and wherever I want to go, I’m just going to hold it up and I’ll say – see, you gotta to let me in!- and I’ll see what reaction I get.” Lee said, after receiving the key.
“It was a career highlight for many of us to have Stan visit Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and launch his Respect pin with the city. We took his creations and Marvel’s cinematic universe, and brought it to life for fans from around the globe and we’re thrilled he enjoyed his time with us,” said Ron Tan, CEO/President of Victory Hill Exhibitions, the creators of the attraction.
Clark County also named Nov. 18th both “Stan Lee and Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Day” and “Hands of Respect Day” honoring his daughter J.C. for the launch of the pin.

Miss Nevada USA Organization Crowns Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017

Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017 were crowned at the pageant hosted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Lauren York of North Las Vegas was crowned Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Alexis Smith of Summerlin was crowned Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017, respectively.
The two new beauty queens were crowned by the previous titleholders, Miss Nevada USA 2016 Emelina Adams and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2016 Carissa Morrow. The pageant featured contestants who were judged in three areas of competition, including: interview, swimsuit and evening gown for Miss Nevada USA contestants; and interview, athletic wear and evening gown for Miss Nevada Teen USA contestants. In the end, York and Smith were the judges’ picks.

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Miss Nevada USA 2016 Emelina Adams and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2016 Carissa Morrow
As Miss Nevada USA 2017, 22-year-old York hopes to bring awareness to the community about the harms of driving under the influence, and continue her advocacy for the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Her hobbies include traveling, modeling and empowering others to see beyond society’s ideals of beauty.
As Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017, 17-year-old Smith hopes to give back to the community and empower other teenagers. Smith loves opportunities that involve leadership. In her spare time, she runs a YouTube channel, is a Student Ambassador for her school, volunteers at her church’s coffee shop and enjoys singing.
Throughout their reign, the newly crowned beauties will help give back to the community, working with charities and becoming fashion icons while modeling the latest fashions at red carpet events. They will also represents the Silver State at the national level at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions next year.

The Rio Hosts Win Win Entertainment's 5th Annual Headliners Bash

Some of the best performers in Las Vegas brought their talents to the stage of the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio all Suite Hotel & Casino on Friday night, November 18 for Win Win Entertainment's 5th annual event, Headliners Bash, their single, biggest fundraiser of the year. Win Win Entertainment is a non profit philanthropic organization whose motto is “Live, Serve, Give”, and whose mission is to match professional entertainers willing to donate time and talent with eligible, approved charities in Southern Nevada.

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Win Win Entertainment's Jeff Civillico at the 2016 Headliners Bash
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This year's event was hosted by Win Win's founder, comedy juggler/Flamingo Las Vegas headliner, Jeff Civillico.  Although recovering from knee surgery, he showed up on crutches, but in his usual, fine comedic form was eager to make sure the show went on as planned and would be a success.  Joining Jeff on stage was a line up of featured entertainers that included cast members from Baz: Star Crossed Love,  The Bronx Wanderers, the ladies of Menopause The Musical, Clint Holmes, The Las Vegas Tenors, Larry Edwards of Divas, comedian Jason Hewlett and teen acrobats Social CirKISH, all backed by the terrific The Lon Bronson Band.

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Larry Edwards as Tina Turner at the 2016 Headliners Bash
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Social CirKISH at the 2016 Headliners Bash
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Comedian Jason Hewlett at the 2016 Headliners Bash
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Las Vegas Tenors at the 2016 Headliners Bash
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Menopause special cast member Cindy Williams at Win Win Entertainment's 2016 Headliners Bash
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The ladies of 'Menopause: The Musical' at Win Win Entertainment's 2016 Headliners Bash
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Nicky Adinolfi and Vonny Adinolfi (on drums) - The Bronx Wanderers
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Cast of 'Baz: Star Crossed Love'
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Cast members of 'Baz: Star Crossed Love'
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As a celebration of philanthropy and volunteerism in Las Vegas, the Headliners Bash honors those who have done so much for our community. This years award for Entertainers of the Year was presented by last years recipient, The Australian Bee Gees, to the cast of Menopause the Musical and their producers, the husband and wife team of Alan and Kathy Glist, who also produce The Bronx Wanderers. And, although Donny Osmond was not able to be there in person, last years recipient of the Humanitarian Award, Wayne Newton, appeared on video talking about the charitable work Osmond has done, prior to Clint Holmes accepting the award on Osmond's behalf.

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The cast of 'Menopause: The Musical', Cindy Williams, Alan and Kathy Glist
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Win Win Entertainment President, Debbie Bingham with Australian Bee Gees
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Proceeds from the Headliners Bash tickets sales, a silent auction and donations will go to supporting over 80 local charities and on going programs throughout the year that benefits hospital patients,  senior care residents, special needs children and adults, our veterans and military families and more.

With the announcement of Win Win growing beyond Las Vegas with a national expansion, the unveiling of the app "Window," and the Presenting Sponsor The KISH Foundation, matching $20,000 in donations, this year's event marked a pivotal moment in Win Wins development. 

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

KELLY CARDENAS SALON -A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon - celebrated its official grand opening Wednesday night, November 16 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with John Paul DeJoria, Cardenas and business partner Marc Jay.

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John Paul DeJoria, Kelly Cardenas, Brooklyn Cardenas, Marc Jay cut the ribbon to open the new space
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Before cutting the ribbon to open the new space, DeJoria addressed the crowd, "Kelly is one of the great artists and from the moment I met him, I knew he was destined to be a star. I flew here straight from Texas to help celebrate tonight and we are very proud to be associated with him and his team."

With wife Brooklyn and parents by his side, Cardenas gave thanks and appreciation to his team, guests, friends and family that has surrounded and helped him through the years.  He then brought the house down with an impromptu rap of the chorus from the song "Hate It or Love It" by The Game, expressing that DeJoria, Jay and the team at Kelly Cardenas Salon are all MVPs.

Guests were treated to salon tours, passed appetizers by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and cocktails by Moet Chandon, Belvedere, Patron and Hug L'Originale. DJ Twisted provided the soundtrack for the night while guests captured memories of the evening in a photo booth replica of the salon's signature "Color Bar." Larry Ruvo presented an engraved bottle of wine, congratulating the salon on its opening.

Kelly Cardenas Salon - A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon is located on the second floor next to the Reliquary Spa and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International superstar, RICKY MARTIN has announced that he will be starting his residency at Park Theater at Monte Carlo beginning Wednesday, April 5, 2017 through December 2017. Tickets are now on sale.

The latest debut in California Hotel and Casino’s sweeping, multi-million-dollar redesign – the all-new REDWOOD STEAKHOUSE– is now open. The completely redesigned and reinvented fine dining concept features a wide selection of steaks, fresh seafood and chops, served in a contemporary, island-inspired atmosphere.

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is spreading holiday cheer with an ALL NEW LAZER LIGHT SHOW AT MYSTIC FALLS PARK. The WINTER WONDERLAND SHOW debuted on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at a tree lighting ceremony hosted by Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd.The Mystic Falls Park’s laser light show equipment was upgraded throughout 2016, and will offer several new shows, with the premiere of the new holiday-inspired show being the first to debut. Comprehensive upgrades include updates to the show’s control equipment, sound system, lighting effects and fountain effects. The multi-colored lasers, imagery, new water features and a new soundtrack enhance the show for a mesmerizing experience.In addition to the new laser light show, Sam’s Town is also debuting a new look for its holiday decorations. The theme to the décor gives guests a glimpse inside Santa’s workshop, from elves making toys to loading up Santa’s sleigh with goodies for children. Guests can even see the man himself when Cowboy Santa visits the park. Cowboy Santa will be in the Mystic Falls Park gazebo beginning Friday, Nov. 25, on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8:30 p.m. Cowboy Santa will visit Sam’s Town through Friday, Dec. 23.

While the decorations and laser light show many be new, Sam’s Town is bringing back its annual tradition of hosting a cell phone drive for CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS. Guests are encouraged to bring cell phones and chargers to the B Connected desk or hotel front desk through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Each donated device provides a service member with nearly two and a half hours of free talk time. Guests who donate cell phones will receive one free dining coupon to Firelight Buffet with the purchase of another buffet.

After his big arrival on Friday November 18, SANTA CLAUS will smile for the camera with Southern Nevada’s children every day except Thanksgiving day until Saturday, Dec. 24. He and his elves will be found in the GALLERIA'S CENTER COURT.This year, the Galleria at Sunset will introduce a new reservation system to make seeing Santa even easier and more convenient. Guests can simply check in with one of Santa’s elves and be given a same-day time slot to see Santa. They will receive a text message reminder. Additionally, every Tuesday during Santa’s designated hours, pet owners are invited to have their dog or cat’s photos taken with Santa.

"TOURNAMENT OF KINGS: “TWAS THE KNIGHT" returns to Excalibur Hotel & Casino for a limited holiday engagement, November 23 - December 26. Guests are invited to eat, drink, and be merry, while watching the legend of Prince Christopher's journey toward knighthood unfold. The Tournament of Kings Arena will be transformed into a medieval winter wonderland, serving as a backdrop for people of all ages to revel in holiday music and merriment. Guests will be served a three-course holiday feast, which, true to the time of Merlin, will be eaten without utensils. The fit-for-kings meal includes Dragon's Blood Soup, Cornish Game Hen, Traditional Seasoned Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli, a Muffin made of Cornbread Stuffing and a Snowflake Cookie.  Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Monday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. Additional 8 p.m. performances Friday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Dec. 23. Tickets start at $73.12 (not including applicable taxes and fees). VIP packages also are available for $106.73 and family four packs for $237.88.

Rock’s ultimate super group, KINGS OF CHAOS, made up of Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Robert Deleo (STP) and Matt Sorum (GNR, Velvet Revolver), makes House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay home for a three-day run, December 1, 2 and 3. Doors open 8 p.m nightly. Tickets for Kings of Chaos start at $45, plus applicable fees.

FAITH CONSERVATORY OF THE FINE ARTS presents the musical “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” over three weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dec. 2 – 18, 2016. Audiences of all ages are invited to kick off the yuletide season in a unique fashion by experiencing a traditional story told in a brand new way. This unique presentation of the Christmas classic features a dynamic cast of characters, comprised of, for the first time, a diverse collection of nearly 50 middle and high school students from Faith Lutheran – marking one of the largest musical casts in the school’s history. In rehearsals since September, “A Christmas Carol” features singing, dancing, ornate costumes, elaborate set pieces, puppetry and a few more special surprises.  Showtimes are 7pm, Friday and Saturday, 4pm on Sunday. Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” range in price from $6 - $20.

Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts, a part of Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School,l is located at 2015 South Hualapai, Las Vegas, Multi-talented entertainer BRANDON BENNETT returns to the Suncoast Showroom to deliver holiday cheer with his special performance, “A VERY VEGAS CHRISTMAS,” on Dec. 2-3.

 Though Bennett is best known as a world-renowned Elvis Presley tribute artist, he’ll shed the leather jumpsuits for “A Very Vegas Christmas.” His holiday-themed show pairs big band arrangements and classic holiday hits with a special dash of vintage Vegas swing.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $17.50 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

Boots and belt buckles will descend upon downtown Las Vegas during National Finals Rodeo, Dec. 1-11, when Golden Nugget Las Vegas will host an ALL STAR LINE UP OF COUNTRY MUSIC PERFORMERS. Among the iconic artists who will take the stage in The Grand Event Center are Terri Clark (Dec. 1), Tanya Tucker (Dec. 4), Brenda Lee (Dec. 5), Charlie Daniels Band (Dec. 6), Wynonna & The Big Noise (Dec. 8), and Trace Adkins (Dec. 9). All concerts will be held in The Grand Event Center following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $29, plus taxes and fees.

To welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors in Las Vegas for Stetson Country Christmas and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), The Plaza Hotel & Casino, located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, will be transformed into the “Cowboy Plaza” with a mechanical bull and drink specials on the casino floor, free NFR viewing parties, and western-themed drink and food offerings at Oscar’s steakhouse. The Plaza is the OFFFICIAL HOST HOTEL FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL STETSON COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, the largest western gift expo in Las Vegas held at the Pavilions at World Market Center during NFR. From Dec. 1-11, rodeo fans can test their skills riding a mechanical bull for free on the casino floor. The Plaza will also host a FREE  NFR VIEWING PARTY in its showroom, which seats up to 400 guests. Guests attending NFR can take advantage of the Plaza’s free shuttle service to the Thomas & Mack Center from Stetson Country Christmas offered daily from 5-7 p.m.

The Orleans Hotel and Casino and Gold Coast Hotel and Casino will both celebrate big anniversaries in December, with The Orleans celebrating 20 years and Gold Coast celebrating 30 years of serving the Las Vegas community.
Each property will host a public cake and champagne celebration hosted by Bill Boyd on Tuesday, Dec. 20, but the celebrations will run throughout the month of December with great gaming promotions, buffet and drink specials, and more from Dec. 2 – 24. The Orleans and Gold Coast will each be giving away $50,000 with 10 winners at each property every week, and the chance to win up to $10,000 at each drawing.

Serving as the debut performance at The Space, Las Vegas’ new community-driven and charity-based arts complex, beloved Las Vegas entertainer and Broadway veteran TRAVIS CLOER is bringing the joy of the season with a return engagement of his sell-out holiday spectacular, "CHRISTMAS AT MY PLACE" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. The multi-talented crooner and his gang of special guests will have the whole family swingin' in their seats and feeling the reason for the season with heartwarming renditions of everyone’s favorite holiday classics and original compositions.

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A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Mondays Dark, a monthly variety show featuring Las Vegas’ top entertainers which has raised more than $300,000 for local charities and organizations, and guests who bring a donation of an unwrapped toy for  the 18th Annual 98.5 KLUC-FM Toy Drive, kicking off Dec. 1, will receive a voucher for one complimentary cocktail. Tickets prices for “Christmas At My Place” start at $30 plus all applicable fees, and can be purchased at  TheSpaceLV.com.

Tickets are now on sale for the NINETIES LEGENDS TOUR FEATURING NAUGHTY BY NATURE, BIZ MARKIE, COOLIO AND MONTELL JORDAN on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. The night will be filled with chart-topping hits like "O.P.P.," "Just a Friend," "Gangsta's Paradise," "This Is How We Do It," and many others. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

The Department of Fine Arts Music Program at CSN presents the following winter concerts:

An evening concert of spirited performances featuring traditional favorites from CSN’s CONCERT BAND AND CSN'S BIG BAND on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. Audiences will not only be treated to rhythmic classics by well-known composers, they will also enjoy some lively holiday music that’s been included in the mix.  The concert takes place in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. in North Las Vegas.

A lively festive evening of choral music featuring the CSN CHAMBER CHORALE, COLLEGE SINGERS, JAZZ SINGERS AND MEMEBERS OF CSN'S VOICE CLASSES, under the direction of Dr. Mark Wherry, Lilian Roberts, and Voltaire Verzosa, takes place on Thursday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus.  General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Special guests for this concert will include a performance by the Chamber Choir from Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts, which will be conducted by J.P. Kentros.  They are joining the concert as part of their Choir Tour to Las Vegas.    
A delightfully spirited evening of MUSIC FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO is scheduled on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Horn Theatre at the Cheyenne campus. The concert will feature surprise guest appearances and compositions from Mathew Dudack, Music and Artistic Director, University of Akron Steel Drum Band performed by the Calypso Coyote Steel Drum Band of CSN, as well as The Priest Elementary School Steel Drums under the direction of Tyler Swick.  CSN Music Program’s Calypso Coyote Steel Drum Band is under the direction of Fine Arts Chair, Robert Bonora.  General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

The return of an engaging, energetic evening of percussive surprises from the CSN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE under the direction of Daryl Belcher will take place December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the BackStage Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. For this thrilling event, General Admission tickets will be offered at an introductory rate of $5. The event is presented by the College of Southern Nevada’s Fine Arts Department and will feature the music of Cage, Macbride, Spivak, Mazzariello, Peck, Ryan and Reich. The CSN Performing Arts Center and Backstage Theater is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. in North Las Vegas.

Celebrity sightings:

Monday night, November 21...

Following his win at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Ty Dolla $ign took over Marquee Nightclub in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Monday night with a blowout performance. Beginning his night at Beauty & Essex, the rapper fueled up with his entourage before heading to the club to take the stage.

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Ty Dolla $ign
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Sunday, November 20...

Actor and singer Corey Feldman was spotted celebrating his engagement to longtime girlfriend Courtney Anne at OMNIA Nightlcub inside Caesars Palace. Arriving to the nightspot around midnight, the 80s child star and his group were seated at a VIP table inside Heart of OMNIA where Mikey Francis was laying down chart-topping hits for the crowd.

Saturday night, November 19...

One Direction member and international heartthrob Louis Tomlinson was spotted at Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub inside MGM Grand. After sharing a flight in with Steve Aoki for his birthday celebration, Tomlinson arrived at the club around 12:30 a.m. accompanied by eight friends.

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Hakkasan Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson
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Actor and singer Corey Feldman celebrated his recent engagement to fiancée “Angel” Courtney Anne Mitchell in true Vegas fashion with a lavish joint bachelor and bachelorette party at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas.

Actor Corey Feldman at Chateau
Corey Feldman
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Fiancee Courtney Anne Mitchell at Chateau
Fiancee Courtney Anne Mitchell
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Also spotted at Chateau was USBA featherweight boxer Daniel “Twitch” Franco. Franco, belt in tow, celebrated his first title fight win—a fifth-round knockout against Derrick Murrary—at Chateau with bottle service and Strip views.

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Featherweight boxer Daniel Franco
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Rapper E-40 and DJ-trio Cash Cash joined forces at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for a special edition of “Make That Cash Cash”.

Also in the crowd was boxing and wrestling announcer Michael Buffer who at one point took to the stage, got on the mic and gave his legendary line of “let’s get ready to rumble” which had the entire crowd cheering.

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E 40 Performing at Marquee
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Michael Buffer and Cash Cash at Marquee
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Michael Buffer in DJ Booth at Marquee
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“Real Housewives of New York City” star Ramona Singer had dinner with seven of her friends at TAO in The Venetian.

Upstairs at TAO Nightclub, “Ballers” actor Omar Benson Miller joined the party and hung out in the DJ booth with Eric Dlux. At Miller’s VIP table was former NFL stars Melvin Fowler.

Friday night, November 18...

“Real Housewives of New York City” star Ramona Singer had dinner with friends at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Over at TAO Restaurant in The Venetian, Pandora Vanderpump was seen having dinner with friends.

Upstairs at TAO Nightclub, Denver Broncos players Derek Wolfe, Shaquil Barrett and Sylvester Williams returned for a second night.

Thursday night, November 17...

Following his performance at the Latin GRAMMY Awards at T-Mobile Arena, international superstar and GRAMMY-Award winning artist Pharrell Williams was spotted at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside MGM Grand. The artist was accompanied by a group of about 32 guests including wife, Helen Lasichanh.

San Diego Chargers star Melvin Gordon along with Denver Broncos players Shaquil Barrett, Sylvester Williams and Derek Wolfe celebrated Barrett’s birthday at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian. The group partied the night away at a VIP table as Justin Credible manned the decks.

Wednesday night, November 16...

Popular television, film and stage actor, Jim Belushi, visited the new Cigarbox, Freyboy Tobacco’s modern industrial 2,300-square-foot cigar lounge just west of the Las Vegas Strip.

“Orange is the New Black” star Jackie Cruz enjoyed dinner at TAO with friends.


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