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Las Vegas Fashion Council Hosts First Ever Spring Into Style Event In Partnership with Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

The Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) hosted its first ever Spring Into Style event in partnership with the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets on Wednesday evening, April 18, featuring a panel of style experts to share their top trends in fashion, beauty, wellness and more.

Spring Into Style Guests Enjoy Style Presentations At Spring Into Style Photo Credit Brenton Ho
Spring Into Style Guests Enjoy Style Presentations At Spring Into Style - Photo credit: Brenton Ho

The first 100 guests were treated to glam gift bags with chances to win exclusive raffle prizes from designer brands including Tory Burch, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach and more. The fashionable crowd perused through a generous selection of luxury good giveaways and purchased raffle tickets with proceeds to benefit the LVFC's scholarship fund in support of emerging student artists and designers within the Las Vegas community.

"Life of a Sister" bloggers Kenzi Otteson and JayCee Wall kicked off the night with their picks for head-to-toe looks for the whole family from Escada, Vineyard Vines and Salvatore Ferragamo. Celebrity makeup artist Oscar Camacho-Waters demonstrated a day-to-night beauty tutorial with products by Clarins and Luxury Beauty Store. Marisela Altamirano of "Diverse City Style" featured her favorite "mommy and me" looks for girls and boys from Theory and Kids Atelier and "Fit, Fierce and Fabulous" podcast producer Courtney Bentley shared her top wellness products from Calvin Klein's activewear line and ALEX AND ANI. Wardrobe stylist, writer and creator of"I Can Style U" blog Christie Moeller closed the night with colorful trends from Marc Jacobs and John Varvatos.

Blogger Marisela Altamirano Presents Spring Kids Fashion Photo Credit Brenton Ho
Blogger Marisela Altamirano Presents Spring Kids Fashion - Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Courtney Bentley Presents Personal Wellness and Athleisure at Spring Into Style Photo Credit Brenton Ho
Courtney Bentley Presents Personal Wellness and Athleisure at Spring Into Style - Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Guests Browse Exclusive Designer Raffle Prizes To Benefit The LVFC Scholarship Fund Photo Credit Brenton Ho
Guests Browse Exclusive Designer Raffle Prizes To Benefit The LVFC Scholarship Fund - Photo credit: Brenton Ho

The council raffled off exclusive designer prizes including a $1,000 Escada handbag, Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses, a $500 Luxury Beauty Store girls' night out experience, a Tory Burch crossbody, Coach wallets, an ALEX AND ANI bracelet set and more. Guests enjoyed pop-up beauty treatments by The Beauty Store and refreshments by Shake Shack, Amorino Gelato, Auntie Anne's and Dasani.

"We're so thankful for everyone who came together in support of the LVFC tonight for our first ever Spring Into Style event," said LVFC president Carrie Cooper. "We are honored to have such amazing partners in this community to further our mission to assist students with expenses for their education."

The LVFC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the Las Vegas fashion industry and expand the economy by cultivating relationships between fashion professionals, students, emerging artists, community leaders and organizations.


AIDS Walk Las Vegas Draws More Than 3,000 Supporters and Raises $260,000

More than 3,000 walkers, family, friends, and pets gathered at Town Square in support of Aid for AIDS of Nevada's (AFAN) 28th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas, raising more than $260,000 to benefit those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Thousands walk in 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications.com 1
Thousands walk in 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

Longtime AFAN supporters Penn & Teller served as grand marshals for their 18th consecutive year, encouraging individual walkers to fundraise a minimum amount of $250, to be matched dollar for dollar by the duo with their Penn & Teller Challenge.

Marco and Joanna from iHeart Radio's Sunny 106.5 kicked off the walk as they introduced some of Las Vegas' best talent, including a lively performance from the Tenors of Rock, a ballroom number from Le Reve-The Dream, an awe-inspiring roller skate act from WOW World of Wonder,  a heartfelt rendition of "You Will Be Found" from the musical "Dear Evan Hansen" by Ruby Lewis from "Marilyn the Musical," and a comedic showcase from the "Miss Behave Game Show." Celebrity guest hosts Chester Lockhart and Scheana Shay from "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" joined in on the fun as they introduced Chippendales cast members and new celebrity host Tony Dovolani who taught walkers a quick dance to warm up. LVA's talented Broadway Collective performed three powerful musical numbers including a performance of "This is Me" from "The Greatest Showman" with Las Vegas' bearded drag queen Norma Llyaman.

Cast Members of Le Reve The Dream Perform at AFAN s 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas
Cast Members of Le Reve The Dream Perform at AFAN s 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las VegasLas Vegas Academy s Broadway Collective Performs at 28th Annual AIDS Walk Credit Madison Freedle one7communications
Las Vegas Academy s Broadway Collective Performs at 28th Annual AIDS Walk Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

Miss Behave perfomrs at the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications
Miss Behave perfomrs at the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

Norma Llyaman makes an appearance at the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications
Norma Llyaman makes an appearance at the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

Ruby Lewis performs at 28th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications
Ruby Lewis performs at 28th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

Sex Tips Chester Lockhart and Scheana Shay guest host the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications
Sex Tips Chester Lockhart and Scheana Shay guest host the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

The Tenors of Rock perform at the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas
The Tenors of Rock perform at the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas

Tony Dovolani and cast members from Chippendales show their support for the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications
Tony Dovolani and cast members from Chippendales show their support for the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

WOW World of Wonder Performs an awe inspiring number at AFAN s 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications
WOW World of Wonder Performs an awe inspiring number at AFAN s 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas Credit Madison Freedle one7communications

Walkers donned colorful over-the-top costumes and festive gear as they perused family-friendly activities including a bounce house, tumble gym bus, hair braid and glitter bar, and a variety of food vendors. MGM Resorts showed up in impressive numbers as the largest team to cross the finish line with a team of 56 with Capital One following closely in support, with 37 walkers. Raising more than $25,000, Scott Washburn was the top fundraiser of the day.

Assemblyman Nelson Araujo along with representatives from Congresswoman Dina Titus, Senator Cortez-Masto, and Congresswoman Amy Rosen, honored AFAN with proclamations for their unyielding commitment to making Nevada AIDS-free.

"It's a pleasure to see so many community members, entertainers, and walkers at the 28th anniversary of AIDS Walk Las Vegas," said AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo. "With the shift in political climate, this year's walk is more important than ever, and I would like to thank everyone for coming out to support our mission of making Nevada AIDS-free."

Antioco Carrillo AFAN Executive Director and Scott Washburn Board President pose with a representative from Dina Titus Office

Antioco Carrillo AFAN Executive Director and Scott Washburn Board President pose with a representative from Dina Titus Office

The community continues to show strong support for AIDS Walk Las Vegas through team fundraising and sponsorships. This year's presenting sponsors included Penn & Teller, iHeart Media, Event Consultants, The Walking Company, Greenspun Media Group, and PDQ Printing.


Brooklyn Bowl’s Vegas Golden Knights Watch Party Raises Over $35,000 for Vegas Golden Knights Foundation

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas hosted their first-ever Vegas Golden Knights away game watch party, named The Golden Bowl, on Tuesday, April 3, as the Golden Knights faced off against the Vancouver Canucks. A $25 entry fee and variety of fundraising activities allowed over 400 attendees to raise over $35,000 for the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.

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Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl

Vegas Golden Knights in-game hosts Mark Shunock and Big D, the Golden Aces, the Knight Line, and live intermission performances from the likes of Tenors of Rock and Inferno: The Fire Spectacular entertained the crowd throughout the evening. Fans won Golden Knights autographed gear and memorabilia as prizes were raffled off throughout the game and took pictures with Golden Knights Mascot Chance the Gila Monster. The evening concluded with victory cheers as the Golden Knights triumphed over the Canucks in an extended shootout, ending in a 5-4 score.

The entry fee was donated directly to support the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, benefitting the greater Las Vegas community through their five pillars of giving: Youth Development and Sports, Health and Wellness, Education, Military and First Responders and Hunger and Homelessness.

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

On Saturday, April 7, Las Vegas local and long-time comedian and celebrity impressionist, SEAN E. COOPER, received the esteemed Career Achievement Award at the second annual Las Vegas F.A.M.E (Film, Art, Music and Entertainment) Awards—a celebration of iconic celebrities and others in the city who have achieved greatness in the fields of film, art, music and entertainment.

Sean E. Cooper Career Achievement Award
Sean E. Cooper - Career Achievement Award - Photo credit: William Kidston

Cooper was honored with the Career Achievement Award for Las Vegas Comedian, thanks in part to his efforts delivering crowd-pleasing comedic relief to countless audiences during his 14-year run in the cast of FANTASY at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

Cooper, a multi-faceted impressionist extraordinaire, incorporates many theatrical elements to create unforgettable renditions of many of the greatest entertainers of all time including James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rick James, Flavor Flav, Tina Turner, Beyoncé and many more.

Luxury custom home developer, VEGAS VALLEY VIEWS, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, to kick off construction of  Bella Vista Estates, located just south of W. Horizon Ridge Parkway at Pancho Via Drive between S. Stephanie Street and S. Gibson Road.

Chris Malandrino, developer of Vegas Valley Views, welcomed the crowd to the celebration and highlighted Bella Vista Estates’ panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip, the striking modern desert area of McCullough Hills, and the customization each Bella Vista Estates resident will have of their future dream home.

Edward Campagna Louis McNabb Chris Malandrino Tim Buchanan breaking ground at Bella Vista Estates PRESS
Edward Campagna Louis McNabb Chris Malandrino Tim Buchanan breaking ground at Bella Vista Estates - Photo courtesy of Green Valley Lifestyle, Blue Moon Studio and Holly Burke

Notable guests and speakers along with Malandrino included Louis McNabb and Edward Campagna, fellow Vegas Valley Views developers; and Tim Buchanan, official representative of Mayor March from the Office of the Mayor and Council at the City of Henderson.

Tim Buchanan and Chris Malandrino at the Bella Vista Estates Groundbreaking PRESS
Tim Buchanan and Chris Malandrino at the Bella Vista Estates Groundbreaking - Photo courtesy of Green Valley Lifestyle, Blue Moon Studio and Holly Burke

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, guests were invited to explore the area with the Vegas Valley Views team. Attendees enjoyed light bites and refreshments, while receiving additional information on the custom homes soon to be built in the newest housing community in Henderson.

Multi-platinum recording artist and global icon GWEN STEFANI is heading to the Las Vegas Strip with her exclusive headlining residency show, “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl,” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

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Gwen Stefani - Photo crdeit: Denise Trucello

On April 13, Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora and Live Nation Las Vegas President Kurt Melien, along with hundreds of adoring fans came out to the famed Las Vegas Strip in front of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to welcome the pop star and fashion icon to Las Vegas.

Stefani’s arrival to Planet Hollywood was nothing short of spectacular. The event featured an all-girl drum corps from local Foothill High School, a troupe of dancers, skaters, cheerleaders and skateboarders who performed to a medley of Stefani’s greatest hits, and the arrival of a full-size semi-truck wrapped in “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” show art, where Stefani made a grand entrance from the top of the staircase that was lined with showgirls in feathers. As she made her way up the steps to the property, the pop star stopped to greet fans and sign autographs as her most iconic hits played overhead.

Gwen Stefani, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have also announced their partnership with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, where $1 of every ticket purchased to “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be donated to the non-profit organization.Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is a Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization that provides medical treatment to children facing a number of life-threatening conditions. The donation will also allow Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to move into a state-of-the-art building, increasing the number of exam rooms and improving the patient treatment experience. General ticket prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 9 p.m.

The LAS VEGAS CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT will forgive overdue library item fines until April 30 through its FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOOD DRIVE.  Through the month of April, library users can bring in overdue LVCCLD materials to any of the Library District’s 25 convenient branches. For each consumable, non-perishable, unopened, canned, or packaged food item, the Library will reduce fines by $2. Donations will be collected by the Library District and then transported to Three Square Food Bank.


In honor of the 23rd birthday of the WILDLIFE HABITAT, located at the Flamingo Las Vegas in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, guests are invited to explore the hidden gem. This tranquil, tropical attraction contains a number of fascinating animals. More than 50 species of animals can be found within this unique attraction. Currently 60 exotic birds, 20 turtles and more than 300 large fish reside throughout the islands and within the streams. A number of these captivating animals were rescued from harmful environments and brought to the habitat where they continue to thrive. Guests have the opportunity to learn a variety of interesting facts about the habitat from the wildlife specialists at the pelican feedings, held at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. This FREE attraction is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Flamingo Las Vegas opened the Wildlife Habitat on April 13, 1995.

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of artwork created by students of the CSN Early Childhood Education Laboratory Program. This exhibition, a collection of artwork by children ages 6 months through 5 years, utilizes a variety of media and expresses the thoughts, emotions, and creative explorations of its young artists. “2018 ART OF THE YOUNG CHILD” began Friday, April 13, and will run through Saturday, April 28, 2018. This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. Artwork will be on display at the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas campus, located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, as well as in the “I” Building, First Floor, Main Corridor, on the Charleston campus, located at 6375 W. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas. This exhibition will be open during normal campus building hours.

On April 19, from 7 – 10 pm. for the next installment of THIRD THURSDAY ON 3rd at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino: 3rd street corridor between Ogden & Stewart, two Las Vegas tattoo shops, Revolt Tattoo and Studio 21 will expose their top artists to the 3rd street stage for an all-out creative clash of artistic domination and shop pride. With the DJ perched in the center of the action, an interactive MC keeping the energy up, the crowd will be witness to an epic illustration battle as two teams of permanent artists look to leave a lasting impression on the Downtown Grand. While artists cause a visual ruckus, an assortment of gourmet food trucks will line the streets. There will also be games, give-a-ways, and street food offerings from Triple George Grill and the Citrus Grand Pool Deck.Third Thursday on 3rd is a free event for all ages happening every third Thursday of the month.

Two of rock’s most notable live bands, 311 and THE OFFSPRING, will bring their recently announced Never-Ending Summer Tour to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, July 28.

Local tickets will go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $25 plus applicable fees. Doors for the show open at 7:30 p.m. and performers take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
ZIA RECORDS is quintupling its annual RECORD STORE DAY festivities by adding a full-scale, WEEK LONG CELEBRATION of all things music, movies, merchandise and more from Saturday, April 21 until Sunday, April 29. Launched in 2008, Record Store Day is an international celebration of today’s brick-and-mortar record shops, and top artists across the country are preparing to release rare and previously unreleased music in honor of the occasion. Stop by any of Zia Records’ Nevada or Arizona locations on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 21) and enjoy in-store live music, DJs, giveaways and a chance to score an exclusive Zia Super Pack, complete with a Zia Record Store Day 2018 T-shirt, sunglasses, guitar pick, bookmark, enamel pin and sticker, for only $8. Music fans can also purchase a T-shirt boasting the image created by this year’s Zia design contest winner for only $10, with proceeds from sales benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs in the stores’ respective regions.  All Zia locations will collect donations for the Boys & Girls Club starting on Record Store Day through Sunday, May 6, with anyone who donates earning a donation card they can sign and display in the store. Donors also receive automatic entry into a raffle, where they can win an array of great prizes in exchange for their generosity.

After more than two years, renowned comedian and actor, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas to bring a night of laughter on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office.

Rock and pop sensations TRAIN will perform at the newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Legendary rock band YES, featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman will bring the Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour to the historic International Theater inside Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Saturday, September 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $40, $65, $85 and $125 plus tax and fees go on sale Monday, April 23, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office. Guests must be 21 years or older.

Master guitarist JESSE COOK is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance inside Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort on Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.

The host of Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo” news magazine, MARIA CELESTE ARRARAS, will soon add her name to the LAS VEGAS WALK OF STARS. She is the first person born in Puerto Rico to receive this honor, held by a select group of superstars such as Juan Gabriel, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Luis Miguel, Vicente Fernández and Jenni Rivera.  María Celeste’s star will be unveiled in a special ceremony on Tuesday, April 24, and installed in its permanent sidewalk home for public viewing the following day, Wednesday, April 25.

Join animal lovers and philanthropists for an exquisite evening of small bites, wine, tea, and desserts at the beloved annual event, ANIMALS IN WONDERLAND behind the gates of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, located at 3310 E. Sunset Road, Las Vegas on Thursday, April 26. Guests will be greeted by an assortment of colorful characters and animals as they enter the grounds before being treated to a variety of delicious desserts, wines, and an upscale tea bar as they mix with some of Vegas' finest and meet inspiring (and adoptable) rescued animals.  While enjoying a gourmet candy bar, attendees can bid on a variety of exclusive silent auction items and compete for one-of-a-kind live experiences while having afterhours access to the grounds of Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton. Guests will meet at the visitor center for the 5 pm. red carpet and silent auction before being escorted to the grounds for access to the event that takes place from 6 -9 pm. Tickets for this event are $75 per person.  Attire is evening cocktail. For guests unable to attend the festivities, they can still have access and bid through the silent auction at https://animals2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/items.

STAR WARS: SECRETS OF THE EMPIRE, A FULLY IMMERSIVE VR EXPERIENCE by The VOID and ILMxLAB will open at St. Mark's Square at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27. Star Wars fans, travelers and locals alike will now have the chance to live out their fantasy in this first-of-its-kind location based multi-sensory interactive adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is a socially interactive, breathtaking journey that blends the physical with the virtual world. Using state-of-the-art VR technology, The VOID will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe where they can walk freely untethered, see, touch and interact with the environment. Under the orders of the rebellion, teams of four guests must work together to infiltrate an Imperial base disguised as stormtroopers where they'll navigate through to steal critical intelligence with help from familiar Star Wars characters along the way. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Competitive eaters from across the country are training their stomachs for  New York-New York Casino's 21st ANNUAL QUALIFYING EVENT FOR THE 102nd ANNUAL NATHAN'S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST in Coney Island, New York. The main event will take place Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. as trained male and female competitors gather at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to compete for the title “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion.” The two contest winners will advance to the July 4 finals in New York. A special employee contest will take place at 1 p.m. prior to the main event. Admission is FREE and open to the public.
 

Freed’s Bakery, the featured bakery on Food Network’s hit show Vegas Cakes will offer COMPLIMENTARY CUPCAKES TO MILITARY MEMBERS in honor of Military Appreciation Month from Tuesday, May 1 until Tuesday, May 8. Throughout the first week of May, veterans and active-duty service members may enjoy a complimentary Freed’s Bakery signature cupcake with the presentation of a valid military I.D. In addition, military members will receive a 10 percent discount on all Freed’s Bakery desserts.

In celebration of 2nd ANNUAL NATIONAL SUPER HERO DAY, MARVEL AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Inside Treasure Island is offering FREE admission to firefighters, police officers, military, and first responders from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.) on Saturday, APRIL 28. as a way to say “Thank You” and to honor real life super heroes in our everyday lives that risk their lives each day to keep us safe.(lat entry 9 p.m.). To receive free admission show proper ID at the Station box office.


A one-of-its-kind hotel performance gym will open on May 1 at Plaza Hotel & Casino. The new fitness center by the popular downtown Las Vegas gym, REAL RESULTS will offer athletic sports style training, including group classes and personal training, as well as traditional workout equipment and other amenities. Plaza Hotel guests can use the REAL RESULTS Gym for free, while affordable memberships are available for locals who live or work in downtown Las Vegas. Located steps away from the Plaza’s registration lobby, the 5,000 sq. ft. REAL RESULTS Gym will offer Plaza Hotel guests and members of the downtown Las Vegas community a modern urban-style gym with traditional cardiovascular equipment, dynamic group classes led by experienced certified trainers, and private one-on-one training.

CSN'S DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS MUSIC PROGRAM presents an evening concert of spirited performances featuring a variety of classics by popular composers from CSN’s CONCERT BAND on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue. The concert band will perform a diverse program which includes film music from Star Wars - The Force Awakens; a medley of movie themes by Henry Mancini; and music from the hit movie, The Incredibles. Standard band classics will also include Bennett's Suite of Old American Dances; Dello Joio's Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn; and Sousa's Semper Fidelis. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors.

CSN's Department of Fine Arts presents a LIVELY FESTIVE EVENING OF CHORAL MUSIC featuring the CSN Jazz Singers, The Chamber Chorale, who performed at the MGM Grand Garden last year to participate in the production of The Music of Game of Thrones; CSN’s College Singers who appeared with Hugh Jackman to promote his film at the Cinema Convention; and the members of CSN’s Voice Classes. The concert takes place on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus, 3200 East Cheyenne Ave.General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors.

The Department of Fine Arts Music Program presents the return of the MARIACHI CONCERT featuring Mariachi Los Caporales de Chaparral High School, Mariachi Los Pioneros y Mariachi Alma del Cañón de Canyon Springs High School, Mariachi Encendido de Del Sol Academy,and Mariachi Los Coyotes de College of Southern Nevada. The concert takes place Wednesday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the Cheyenne campus. General Admission is $5.00 including students and seniors.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the above performances please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE

As part of their 25th Anniversary Tour in North America, Las Vegas-based heavy metal group HEMLOCK will be making a stop in their hometown at Backstage Bar & Billiards on Saturday, May 5, joined by fellow heavy metal band SevidemiC and local acts NE Last Words and Mastiv. The hometown show starts at 8:30 p.m. with doors at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $10, plus taxes and fees, and are available now via the Smash Magazine app available on Apple and Android. This is a 21 and over show.

Witness comedy geniuses in action at THE COMEDY LINEUP featuring TOM GREEN AND JOHN CAPARULO when it debuts in the Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas on May 6. Tom Green performs Sunday and Monday, and John Caparulo performs Thursday through Saturday. All shows start at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $36.99 plus applicable tax and can be purchased in-person at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office. The Comedy Lineup will also welcome additional powerhouse comedians throughout the year.

Spanish singer-songwriter ENRIQUE BUNBURY brings his Ex-TOUR 17-18 to the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas, located inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino,  on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:30 p.m. Ages: 18+ Tickets start at $39.50, plus applicable fees.

COMMONWEALTH, located in the heart of Fremont East Entertainment District at 525 E. Fremont St., will partner with the Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) Foundation to host a ‘SEERSUCKER AND SOMBREROS' PARTY in celebration of the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The afternoon will begin by celebrating the highly-anticipated 144th annual Kentucky Derby, and Commonwealth will invite guests to wear their best hat and striped seersucker attire. The Southern-style soirée will capture the charm and tradition of the Kentucky Derby with specialty cocktails, including a classic mint julep, and a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres. Guests will have the opportunity to win prizes by entering in a Derby hat competition and will be treated to live music from The Moonshiners Band. At 5 p.m., the popular Downtown bar will open its rooftop patio with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Tickets to Commonwealth’s ‘Seersucker and Sombreros’ party are priced at $20 online and $30 at the door. All event proceeds will be donated to the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, which serves as the primary charitable link between the National Hockey League's newest team and the Las Vegas community. The VGK foundation supports Las Vegas non-profits that make a difference every day via direct grants and fundraising partnerships.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is planning downtown Las Vegas’ biggest party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The Plaza’s CINCO DE MAYO PARTY is FREE to attend and will be under the bright lights of the property’s iconic dome beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.  The party will be feature a variety of entertainment, including 8 Lucha Libre wrestling matches. A Mariachi band and Folklorico dancers will entertain guests under the dome and bring the festivities inside as they parade through the Plaza’s casino floor. A DJ will also be at the dome party spinning top radio hits with a mix of Latin music.  The Plaza will again have downtown’s largest piñata with prizes, including cash, match play vouchers, free drink coupons and food vouchers. Authentic food and drinks specials will be available all night long, including street tacos from Zaba’s Mexican Grill, Margaritas, Micheladas, Modelo beer and shots of Patron Tequila.

The Department of Fine Arts at CSN presents the CALYPSO COYOTE STEEL DRUM AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT, an evening of traditional percussion music by the Percussion Ensemble and also the music stylings of Trinidad and Tobago, performed by the Calypso Coyote Steel Drum Band. Special guests to be featured include Larry Aberman, Drums (KA), Tyler Williams, Bass (La Reve) and Chiqui Garcia, percussion (Chiqui Garcia Banda). The concert event is scheduled on Wednesday, May 9 a 7:00 p.m. in the Backstage Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors. For more information, please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483) or purchase tickets online at: www.csn.edu/pac.

The stylish cocktail bar and indoor/outdoor restaurant, PARK ON FREMONT, located at 506 Fremont St. in the Fremont East Entertainment District, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS AND DRAFTS as well as DJs spinning throughout the night, on Thursday, May 10th from 7 to 10 p.m.

Renowned ’80s English synth-pop group THE HUMAN LEAGUE will perform in concert at House of Blues Las Vegas on Friday, May 11, 2018. Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Ages: 18+ Tickets start at $37.50, plus applicable fees.

MALUMA, Latin music's youth idol who has been conquering Latin America with his sold-out concerts, will return to Las Vegas with a performance at Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, May 5. The show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Tickets ranging in price from $39 to $159, not including applicable services charges and taxes.

Store opening:

CARL’S DONUTS has reopened their famous family donut shop to Las Vegas at 3170 E. Sunset Rd. The decades old Vegas institution specializes in perfecting the classics; revitalizing quintessential donuts, pastries, and sweet treats with high quality ingredients to bring the most out of their flavors. Carl’s Donuts is currently open seven days a week, 6 a.m.–2 p.m.

Celebrity sightings:

Wednesday, April 18...

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and four-time X Games Gold Medalist, David Wise, took flight at Vegas Indoor Skydiving.

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David Wise - Photo courtesy of Vegas Indoor Skydiving

David Wise
David Wise - Photo courtesy of Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Following dinner at MR. CHOW, actor Joey Lawrence, of Blossom fame, was spotted attending the 10 p.m performance of Absinthe at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Pop singer Jason Derulo was spotted enjoying a night out at 1 OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage. Arriving around 1 a.m. with about six guests, the multi-platinum recording artist stopped by to support fellow musician O.T. Genasis, who was the live performer for the night.

Sunday night, April 15...

Chart-topping country artist Dustin Lynch was spotted partying with a group of about five friends at Hakkasan after attending the ACM’s earlier in the evening.

GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar Jason Aldean was spotted across the Strip at JEWEL Nightclub. Accompanied by his wife Brittany, Aldean was at the venue to support his good friend Deejay Silver, who was the headlining act for the night. The iconic artist, who just took home the title of Entertainer of the Year at the ACM’s, appeared to be in high spirits as he mingled with his group at his VIP table.

Saturday, April 14...

Kelly Clarkson and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, were spotted at Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena. The two were seen enjoying Justin Timberlake’s most recent stop on his “Man of the Woods” tour from the Grey Goose Nest at Hyde Lounge.

Kelly Clarkson at Hyde Lounge at T Mobile Arena 4.14.18
Kelly Clarkson at Hyde Lounge at T Mobile Arena - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Florida Georgia Line band member Brian Kelley celebrated his father’s birthday with family at LAVO in The Palazzo.

“Teen Wolf” star Cody Christian continued his birthday celebrations Saturday with an afternoon at TAO Beach in The Venetian. Joined by friends who included actor Sean Marquette, the group took in the party from a VIP cabana.

Later that day the birthday boy and his friends headed to Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Wrapping up his 23rdbirthday weekend, Christian continued the party at Marquee Nightclub where he jumped in the DJ booth with Deorro.

Cody Christian at Marquee Nightclub
Cody Christian at Marquee Nightclub - Photo courtesy of Marquee Nightclub

Professional wrestler Austin Aries celebrated his 40th birthday with family and friends at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian.

Friday evening, April 13...

“Take Back Home Girl” hitmaker Chris Lane was seen enjoying a night out at Hakkasan Nightclub with a group of about 14 friends.

Thursday, April 12...

Vegas Golden Knights player, Erik Haula visited Minus5 Ice Experience at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Fresh off the first-ever franchise playoff win over the Los Angeles Kings, Haula and his family, all the way from Finland, took the afternoon to chill out at the "coolest" experience in Las Vegas, where everything is made of ice - the walls, the chandeliers, the seats and even the glasses that you enjoy your beverage in. 

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Erik Haula - Photo courtesy of Minus5 Ice Experience 

Reality TV star and co-star of Sex Tips for a Straight Woman from a Gay Man at Paris Las Vegas, Chester Lockhart was spotted attending the 10 pm performance of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Chester Lockhart Attends ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace 4.12.18 Credit JosephSanders Spiegelworld2
Chester Lockhart Attends ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace - Photo credit: Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld

Also seen on Dancing with the Stars dancer and soon-to-be Chippendales guest host Tony Dovolani, was seen attending the 8 p.m. performance and enjoying the amazing feats accomplished by the eccentric cast. After the show, both went backstage for a photo with The Gazillionaire.

Tony Dovolani Attends ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace 4.12.18 Credit JosephSanders Spiegelworld
Tony Dovolani Attends ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace - Photo credit: Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld


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