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Legends in Concert Launches 2019 Holiday Spectacular at Tropicana Las Vegas

The award-winning cast of LEGENDS IN CONCERT, the longest-running show in Las Vegas at Tropicana Las Vegas kicked off its ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW, Wednesday, Nov. 20 which runs through Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.

This year’s production is more spectacular than ever with dazzling tributes to Reba McEntire, Elvis Presley, and for the first time in Legends history, new additions, Mariah Carey and Bono. Keeping with the show’s annual holiday tradition, local youth choirs and performing arts groups have also been invited to perform in the production, providing young Las Vegas talent the opportunity to perform on the historic stage in the Legends in Concert Theater. On the evening of November 20, special guest performers were the extremely talented Coronado High School Madrigal and Step Up Dance Academy.

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Legends in Concert 2019 Holiday Spectacular cast - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

A dynamic blockbuster opening number begins the festivities with Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rendition of “Jingle Bells.”  For the big finale, the entire cast will perform “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the Legends band brings music memories to life with 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.

The vivacious Corrie Sachs will have audiences falling in love with her as she performs as Reba McEntire and also acts as the show's emcee. Not only does she look just like Reba, she has her speaking voice as well as powerhouse singing vocals, mannerisms and sparkling personality down pat with just the right of comedy thrown in. Jass Meagher is everyone’s “Hero” as she pays homage to Mariah Carey for the first time ever on a Legends stage.  The sensational Pavel Sfera rocks the house with his uncanny performance as U2's singer/frontman, the one and only Bono, and the King of Rock ‘n Roll in Vegas, arrives back in the building with Bill Cherry’s mesmerizing portrayal of Elvis Presley.The production is packed with not only the signature hits of these Legends, but some of the best holiday classics that celebrate the season. In addition, lending support to this fine lineup of tribute artists are a troupe of superb back up dancers, two singers and a live band.

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Corrie Sachs as Reba - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Pavel Sfera as Bono - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Jass Meagher as Mariah Carey - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Bill Cherry as Elvis - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Coronado High School Madrigals - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Step Up Academy dancers - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Just as the Radio City Rockettes have become synonymous with the holiday season in New York City, the annual holiday show at Legends in Concert has become a must-see holiday festivity in Las Vegas, and this year's show is the best ever.

This very special holiday production at Legends in Concert continues through December 30 with performances Monday through Saturday (dark Sunday) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $49.99 (excluding tax and fees). VIP booths and preferred seating are also available, ranging from $59.99 to $79.99 (excluding tax and fees). Bottle service is available in the VIP booths, starting at just $45. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Tropicana Box Office.


The Producers Choice Honors Notable Recipients With FAME Awards

The Producers Choice Honors, a celebration of Film, Art, Music and Entertainment, which previously was held at the Hard Rock Live on the Strip, took place at the Madrid Room inside Sunset Station On Wednesday evening, November 13.

The evening's festivities included a gourmet dinner buffet, a live auction, live musical entertainment performed by award recipients Roger Fisher (Lifetime Achievement Male Singer/Songwriter) and the Human Tribe, The Swansons (Outstanding Country Album: Bam) featuring Brent Mason of the George Strait Band and Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts, award winning powerhouse duo Gypsy Wagyn (Outstanding Producers, Composers & Arrangers), Larry Wayne (The Mike Curb Outstanding County Artist Award), Asher Knight (Outstanding International Pop Performer) and The Siren (Outstanding Theatrical Performer).

F.A.M.E. awards were presented to recipients as acknowledgment of their contributions and achievements in their respective fields of entertainment, business and counter culture. Some of the Celebrity Award recipients included: Roger Fisher, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee and original guitarist for Heart who wrote several of their hits including Magic Man and Barracuda; Pia Zadora, Golden Globe winning actress and legendary Las Vegas entertainer (Lifetime Achievement Award: Las Vegas Female Entertainer); Mary Wilson, original member of the Supremes and recent contestant on Dancing With The Stars (Lifetime Achievement: Female Vocal Performer)

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Asher Knight - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Pia Zadora and Larry Wayne - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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The Swansons - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Roger Fisher (in white) & The Human Tribe - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Mary Wilson and Sir Keith Holman - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Gypsy Wagyn - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Rounding out the list of award recipients were: Award winning author and world traveler Terri Lynn Schmitt - International Humanitarian Award; Christy Johnson - Outstanding Female Singer Songwriter Award; The Push - Outstanding American Rock Revival Band Award; Eric Betelli - Lifetime Achievement Award Music Industry Magazine Publisher; Ed Opperman – Outstanding Radio Talk Show; Gary Lee - Outstanding Spiritual Rock Performer; David Spicer - Outstanding Creative Community Contribution Award; Tom Hillery, executive producer, director and writer for Starlight Productions -Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: “Project Solitude: Buried Alive”; World renowned independent film maker Lily Lisa -The Angel On Earth Award; Lori Hardman - Outstanding Female Vocal Performer; John Michael Ferrari - Outstanding Male Singer Songwriter; New Age singer-songwriter and producer Sangeeta Kaur - Outstanding Music Video “Ardas Bhea”; Garden of Eden- Outstanding International Rock Band; Tazz Washington - Career Achievement Session Drummer and Live Performer; Duncan Fuare - Lifetime Achievement Award: Songwriter Performer; Prodigal - Outstanding Rock Album; Mike Mesey - Career Achievement Award: Rock Drummer; Lisa Panagos - Outstanding Album Songwriter; Linda Carfagno - Career Achievement Award in Event Photography; Stephentodd Tracy - Outstanding Pop EP; Lisa Szyc -Outstanding Creative Community Service Award.





Glittering Lights at Las Vegas
 Motor Speedway launched its 19th season with 
the Bronx Wanderers and other Las Vegas Entertainers

With music, laughter and holiday spirit, Glittering Lights presented by Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing launched its 19th season at the VIP/Preview Night on Thursday, November 7.

Among the more than 300 guests that celebrated another year of the award-winning holiday drive-thru light show were Tape Face, BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, Miss Nevada Teen USA Erica Bonilla, "Elvis" from Heartbreak Hotel, cast of FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, dancer/actress Dixie Miranda and DD and Lt. Post from Marriage Can Be Murder, among others. 



The event featured a performance by The Bronx Wanderers packed full of holiday tunes and fan-favorites "Sweet Caroline" and "Bohemian Rapsody." As Comedy Magician Adam London and Joanna from Sunny 106.5's morning show counted down to turn on the lights, Santa Claus made his grand arrival through the tunnel in a bright red vintage car. 



"Seeing the hundreds of smiling faces and supporters of Glittering Lights truly makes the opening so special.” said John Bentham, event producer. “We gather together to launch another great year of charitable components that highlight the spirit of giving this season.”

 

The award-winning, internationally acclaimed light park will be open every night through January 5. Las Vegas Motor Speedway will house the holiday spectacular of 2.5 miles of over 3 million dazzling lights.


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Joanna from Sunny 106.5's morning show, Santa, Adam London and Vin A. from The Bronx Wanderers turn on the lights - Photo courtesy of Glittering Lights

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 dancer/actress Dixie Miranda - Photo courtesy of Glittering Lights

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Ricardo Laguna (on right) - Photo courtesy of Glittering Lights

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Adam London makes some cotton candy - Photo courtesy of Glittering Lights


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

Lillie's and Red Sushi closed inside the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, but as part of the property's overall culinary enhancements, RED ASIAN CUISINE has opened combining the best of the best from the menus of the two signature Asian concepts serving Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese fare in a newly modernized space. Generous portions, excellent food, fantastic service and a happy hour menu that can't be beat makes this dining concept an affordable and delicious option for both locals and visitors.

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RED Asian Cuisine - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine  Hot and Sour Soup - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine  Pot stickers- Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine Salmon and Avocado Roll  - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine Spicy Tuna Roll - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine Mixed Chinese Vegetables- Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine Crispy Honey Chicken - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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RED Asian Cuisine General Tso's Chicken - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS welcomed the wax figure of superstar BEYONCE to the famed attraction on Thursday, November 14. Fans can now strike a pose with the award-winning songstress as the famed attraction brings Beychella to life. Clad in her hot pink hoodie, ripped denim cut-off shorts and iridescent fringe boots inspired by Balmain from her iconic 2018 Coachella performance, the “Single Ladies” singer will welcome guests and fans alike to slay the festival stage as they enter Club T. Beyoncé is seen popping her signature pose with one hand on her hip in true Yoncè fashion. To bring her highness to life, the expert Madame Tussauds’ team of about 20 artists spent four months and over 500 hours to create the work of art filled with lifelike detail, no stage fan and special lighting needed. This makes for the second figure of the chart-topping star as the attraction’s London location launched a very similar figure look earlier this year, which was Mama Knowles approved!

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Madame Tussauds LV - Beyonce wax figure - Photo courtesy of Madame Tussaude's Wax Museum

Long-time TOURO UNIVERSITY NEVADA benefactors, CHRISTY AND ALAN MOLASKY, announced their commitment to donate $25,000 TO FUND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY VETERANS enrolled at the University, which includes the state’s largest medical school. The announcement was made at a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 headlined by U.S. Congresswoman Susie Lee to recognize student and employee veterans.

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Touro University Nevada Veterans Day 2019 - Photo courtesy of Touro University Nevada

This is the second $25,000 commitment the Las Vegas couple has made to Touro University Nevada for scholarships in the past five years, citing a desire to ensure easy access to private, secondary higher education for veterans interested in pursuing degrees in the medical field, including Touro’s Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine program.

Author, public speaker, fundraising consultant and disability advocate, LINDA SMITH, has been honored as a FINALIST IN THE 2019 INDEPENDENT AUTHOR NETWORK (IAN) BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, for her debut memoir “Unwanted: How a Mother Learned to Turn Shame, Grief, and Fear into Purpose, Passion, and Empowerment.” Honored as a finalist in the outstanding first non-fiction and outstanding general non-fiction categories, “Unwanted” chronicles her life as a childhood abuse survivor and mother of a disabled son who became a fundraising icon and a relentless advocate for people with disabilities.

ARIA RESORT & CASINO is making the holiday season sweet with a CUSTOM MADE, LIFE SIZE GINGERBREAD HOUSE on display now through January 6. Located in the main lobby, the house is a colossal 15 feet tall, seven feet wide, 12 feet deep and is made of edible ingredients. ARIA Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee and his highly-talented team spent over three weeks constructing the masterpiece, showcasing their skills in the details with elements such as peppermint tiles, giant sugar bears, gingerbread bricks and more. The gingerbread house provides a festive photo opportunity for guests along with a scrumptious menu of delightful treats from ARIA Patisserie for purchase.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S DECATUR AND ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER LOCATIONS are hosting the 7th ANNUAL ‘FEED A FAMILY' PROGRAM now through Sunday, Dec. 15. The annual “Feed A Family” initiative helps provide boxes of food to families in the Las Vegas Valley through partnerships with local food pantries in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For every 12,000 True Rewards points contributed Arizona Charlie’s will purchase one food box. Each box includes a seven-pound ham or 12-pound turkey along with potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pie and whipped cream. Each box contains enough food to feed a family of four.

To participate in the program, True Rewards members may contribute any amount of points, all of which are allocated towards the purchase of food items to be included in a box. Arizona Charlie’s Boulder will be donating 50 boxes of food on Monday, Nov. 25 to the Veterans Resource center and 50 boxes to Veterans Village. In December, the Arizona Charlie’s Decatur location will be donating 100 boxes of food to the Southern Nevada Housing Authority to be distributed to families in need. Contributions are now being accepted at the True Rewards center or by calling the True Rewards center at 800-342-2695.

DARIN FEINSTEIN AND HIS WIFE PATRICIA, ALONG WITH COMEDIAN EDDIE GRIFFIN AND STEPHEN AND JUDI SIEGEL OF THE SIEGEL GROUP, have once again teamed up in support of the 7th ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIVE BACK FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT THE SHADE TREE. Las Vegas' only 24-hour women and children's shelter, now through December 31, 2019. Guests who dine at any of the participating restaurants are invited to support The Shade Tree by making a donation in any amount. 100% of proceeds will go directly to the shelter, combined with donations from the Feinsteins and the Siegels. Donations are being accepted now through Dec. 31 at the following restaurants: Fatburger (3763 Las Vegas Blvd. So., Las Vegas, NV); El Dorado Cantina (3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Dr., Las Vegas)

JIMMY KIMMEL'S COMEDY CLUB AT THE LINQ PROMENDADE has extended VICKI BARBOLAK'S TRAILER PARK TUESDAYS through the end of 2019.Barbolak burst onto the national scene as a top-ten finalist on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent. Her comedy reflects life as Mom, her many marriages, and her love of the Southern California trailer park lifestyle. In between stops on her national Trailer Nasty Tour Barbolak will continue to find a temporary (not mobile) home at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club on the following dates. Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, Jan. 7. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in person at any Caesars Entertainment box office or the club’s box office located on the first floor of the dual-level venue.

MIND TWIST ESCAPES is now open at FASHION SHOW LAS VEGAS. Located in the heart of the shopping destination, the all-new escape room features a variety of themed rooms for guests to enjoy, each boasting an exciting storyline with a series of puzzles and riddles that are designed to engage all participants.  For a limited time only, guests are invited to get a leg (lamp) up during the holiday season with it’s A Christmas Story-inspired themed room. Guests will be able to look for the legendary "official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, and more, for the ultimate holiday affair. Mind Twist Escapes is located on Level 1 of Fashion Show (between Macy’s and Macy’s Men’s Store) and is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Each escape room is priced at $35 per person.

SKY DIAMONDS SHOWROOM, the largest direct diamond retailer in the U.S. focusing on exceptional quality, unmatched customer service with a world-class showroom catering to all price-points, is now open at TOWN SQUARE near the corner of Sunset Road and Las Vegas Boulevard at 6539 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Guests can shop all that sparkles and shines with a multi-million dollar inventory of diamonds and precious stones. Whether it is your first diamond purchase or you are a seasoned gem aficionado, Sky Diamonds offers something for everyone with diamond and semi-precious pieces ranging from affordable to luxe.

The U.S. debut of BANKSY: GENIUS OR VANDAL?, the unofficial Banksy exhibition featuring the mysterious street artist’s famous works from private collectors. BANKSY: GENIUS OR VANDAL? is coming soon inside Immersion Vegas, the new immersive entertainment venue at Fashion Show at 3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd on the famed Las Vegas Strip. The exhibition is a limited engagement and will run through Sunday, April 5, 2020.Arriving in Vegas on the heels of successful runs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Madrid and Lisbon, where it was seen by more than a million people, BANKSY: GENIUS OR VANDAL? will showcase more than 70 original creations from the groundbreaking and mysterious street artist, including “one of a kind” artworks, 3D objects, limited editions, photographs, video installations and a specially-created multimedia presentation.Hours of operation for the limited engagement are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with final admission at 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with final admission at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29 plus applicable fees and $15 plus applicable fees for children 11 and under. Free audio guide is available on izi.travel platform and App.

SENIOR DIRECTOR DAWNA HERNDON OF THE BOISSET WINE COLLECTION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM AND EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT DINAH IHLE OF RODAN +FIELDS SKINCARE will host an OPEN HOUSE CHARITY EVENT on November 23 from 11am to 2 pm. at Herndon’s home. There, folks will enjoy a wine tasting along with facial demonstrations and will have the opportunity to make a purchase in time for the holidays  Those interested in attending should RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the address for the event will be given. The fun and unique house event is open to the public and will feature wine, personal care products, entertainment and culinary treats all designed to bring the “spirits” and “beauty’ of the season to Las Vegas. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CARE COMPLEX, which offers services that help to prevent or end homelessness. Some of the services that CARE provides are Full Functioning Computer Lab -Lockers & Mailbox Service, Clothing distribution, Job Search/Interview, RTC Bus Passes, Hygiene Packages, Bathroom use, and a 24-Hour Water Fill Station.

To celebrate the holiday season, FASHION SHOW LAS VEGAS is teaming up with local non-profit BEST BUDDIES NEVADA for its Santa Cares Day on November 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.and December 8 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. As part of the Say “Santa!” with It’s a Wonderful Lifetime photo takeover, Lifetime, Brookfield Properties, the national advocacy organization, Autism Speaks, and Best Buddies Nevada will join together for SANTA CARES DAY—a sensory friendly event providing early access and extra time to visit and take photos with Santa to families with kids with autism and other special needs. Located at NEIMAN MARCUS COURT, families in need can schedule a visit with Santa on Santa Cares Day by visiting here. This special offer is available for one complimentary ticket per group/family. Best Buddies International is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE in downtown Las Vegas invites locals and visitors to celebrate DRINKSGIVING at the world’s ultimate street party on Wednesday, Nov. 27 starting at 3 p.m. Drinksgiving, or Thanksgiving eve, is a time for friends to gather and imbibe in preparation for all the quality family time (and drama) of Thanksgiving. Free live entertainment will kick off at 3 p.m. and keep rocking late into the night, proving there is no better place to celebrate the most noble and made-up of holidays. As always, the casinos and bars along Fremont Street will offer irresistible drink specials, and guests will get a first look at the newly renovated Viva Vision LED screen.

BLUE MAN GROUP Las Vegas is treating fans to SPECIAL TICKET OFFERS to make the holiday shopping season merry and bright for all.  Guests can purchase two tickets for $99 when booking between November 29 – December 6, 2019. The offer is valid for performances from December 1 – 22, 2019 and January 5 – June 30, 2020 with dates subject to availability.  A minimum of two tickets must be purchased and up to nine tickets can be purchased.  Blackout dates apply.

THE PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO in downtown Las Vegas, will again serve as the official host hotel for the JUNIOR WORLD FINALS and a hotel partner of the WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO (NFR) with a record number of rodeo events scheduled across the entire property, including in its outdoor equestrian facility, the Core Arena, Dec. 5-14.

The Core Arena will offer three outdoor arenas where 500 of rodeo’s future stars will compete in various competitions, including barrel racing, mini bulls, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down and breakaway roping. Specific events include: Junior American and the Patriot Team Roping and Steer Wrestling (Dec. 5-13); Las Vegas Stars Tie-Down and Breakaway (Dec. 6-13);International Miniature Bullriders Association (Dec. 4-8).

For the second year, the RODEO FASHION AND WESTERN ARTS EXPO takes over the Plaza’s fully updated and downtown’s largest ballroom from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Dec. 5-14, featuring a diverse array of apparel and accessory designers, artisans, jewelers and Western couture from more 75 Western industry vendors.

The Plaza will also again host the DIAMONDS IN THE DESERT PREMIER HORSE SALE in its showroom on Thursday, Dec. 12 at noon. The public as well as horse brokers and buyers from across the country are invited to attend the sale that will feature live and online  bidding on 75 performance horses of all disciplines.

NFR enthusiasts can also attend the FREE RODEO FOR A REASON NFR WATCH PARTY hosted by famed rodeo announcer Johnny Dudley, Dec. 5-14 from 7 to 9 p.m., inside the Plaza’s showroom. The family-friendly watch party will offer nightly prizes and giveaways, including a custom Bullseye saddle, as well as special guest appearances. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Plaza will also offer free shuttle service to and from the NFR evening events at Thomas & Mack Center.

New this year, the Plaza and Bull West Live have partnered to hold a BULL SALE on Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Fifteen of the top pre-classic three-year-old bucking bulls in the nation were hand-selected and will be matched up with 15 elite buyers to go head to head in an auction format for preferred selection. The bulls will be sold to compete for over $1.6 million in prizes during the 2020 season.

DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL& CASINO has been ACCEPTED INTO MEMBERSHIP OF PREFFERRED HOTEL & RESORTS -- the world’s largest independent hotel brand that represents more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries -- as the newest experience available within the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Connect Collection. The Preferred Hotels & Resorts Connect Collection is an international portfolio of hotels that connect people to friends and family, business associates, and interesting neighborhoods. Inspired by local culture, these smart, well-appointed, eclectic, and welcoming hotels seamlessly combine value with comfort and convenience to relax one’s busy, on-the-road life.

KENNY “BABY FACE” EDMONDS will bring his sexy, smooth and soulful sound to THE MIRAGE HOTEL & CASINO December 27 – 29, 2019 and January 17 – 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Terry Fator Theatre. Tickets for this limited engagement start at $29.99, plus service charges, and can be purchased at any MGM Resorts International box office. Guests looking for exclusive ticket prices and discounts can sign up for M life Reward - MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program.

Celebrated multi-Michelin star chef and television personality, Gordon Ramsay, is introducing an array of modern menu items and a lighter aesthetic in ambiance at his flagship restaurant on the famous Las Vegas Strip, GORDON RAMSEY STEAK AT PARIS LAS VEGAS. New items including a vegetarian and vegan menu, softer décor elements, enhanced lighting, additional seating in the lounge and increased options for private dining can now be experienced at the widely popular restaurant.

Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar BRUNO MARS will return to PARK THEATER at PARK MGM in Las Vegas for five new performance dates in 2020.  Friday, March 6; Saturday, March 7; Monday, April 20;Friday, April 24; Saturday, April 25. Tickets for the shows start at $99.50, plus applicable service charges, and go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 22at 10 a.m. PST.

GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar KELLY CLARKSON will be headlining a brand-new Las Vegas residency, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, opening on Wednesday, April 1 at ZAPPOS THEATER at PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO. General ticket prices begin at $59 plus applicable tax and fees. Tickets may be purchased in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER announces the return of their holiday shows and company parties, inviting guests to participate in the show and solve a unique holiday mystery sprinkled with sights and sounds of the season. The award-winning show’s holiday performance runs nightly at the D LAS VEGAS, from December 1 to January 2. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for salad service and shenanigans with the show promptly starting at 6:28 p.m. General ticket price is $75.27++ All tickets are inclusive of a 3 course meal, a drink and server gratuity.

PT’s TAVERNS, with 64 locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar, will host a TOY DRIVE TO COLLECT DONATIONS TO GIFT LOCAL CHILDREN from now until Tuesday, Dec. 10. All PT’s Taverns throughout the valley will act as locations for locals to drop-off and donate new bikes, toys and monetary donations. Donation items collected will support 98.5 KLUC’s annual “Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive,” benefitting HELP of Southern Nevada and their Holiday Toy Assistance program. PT’s Taverns take part annually in the holiday giving initiative and in 2018, donated $12,000 and over 500 bikes to HELP of Southern Nevada to distribute to local children in need. With all PT’s Taverns locations open 24 hours, guests are able to drop off donations at any time until Tuesday, Dec. 10.

THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS will host X107.5’s annual holiday bash, HOLIDAY HAVOC on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at The Chelsea. English pop rock band The 1975 is set to headline this year’s concert along with Americana-folk band Judah & the Lion; incandescent power trio White Reaper; “Doubt” and “It’s A Trip” artists and modern pop music visionaries Joywave; and iDKHOW’s (I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME) legendary mix of sixties garage, seventies glam, eighties new wave, and the early days of Britpop. Tickets start at $35 plus applicable taxes and fees; reserved seating starts at $65 plus applicable taxes and fees. Doors open at 5 p.m. Show begins at 5:40 p.m.

The CSN DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS MUSIC PROGRAM PRESENTS AN EVENING CONCERT OF DYNAMIC PERFORMANCES FEATURING TRADITIONAL AND HOLIDAY FAVORITES FROM CSN’S CONCERT BAND, where Nevada audiences will be treated to pulsing classics by popular composers. The concert event will feature works by Mozart and Norman Dello Joio, as well as Christmas music by Leroy Anderson and John Rutter. In addition, great holiday music from the movies Home Alone and A Charlie Brown Christmas will be performed. Dr. Richard McGee will be conducting CSN’s Concert Band which takes place on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483). The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas.

FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE celebrates the return of WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO NFR) Wednesday, Dec. 4 with free live entertainment during the 33rd Annual Downtown Hoedown. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., rodeo fans are invited to saddle up and ride down to the six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas for the official kick-off party featuring rowdy full-length performances by chart-topping country music sensations Rodney Atkins, Dylan Scott, David Lee Murphy, Filmore, Gabby Barrett and Jackson Michelson.

The CSN DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS presents a LIVELY, FESTIVE EVENING OF CHORAL MUSIC featuring the CSN JAZZ SINGERS, THE CHAMBER CHORALE, and the members of CSN’s VOICE CLASSES on Thursday, December 5 at 7p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus.The CSN Chamber Chorale performed at the MGM Grand Garden last year in the production of The Music of Game of Thrones.  The CSN Jazz Singers were awarded 2nd place in the Community College Division at the Reno Jazz Festival last spring. Both ensembles appeared with Hugh Jackman to promote his film “Greatest Showman” at the Cinema Convention in 2017. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483). The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas.

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER will once again host FREE WATCH PARTIES during the annual National Finals Rodeo (NFR). From December 5-14, fans can gather around the watering hole to watch all the rodeo action from the comfort of the venue’s 20,000-square-foot, temperature-controlled tent. The nightly event is free, open to all ages and will run from 6 p.m. to midnight.To keep the excitement going, fans can expect: Nightly concerts from Pepie’s One Mand Band; Large viewing screens to catch every second of NFR fun and Delicious food and drink specials.

FANTASY, award-winning adult revue at the LUXOR HOTEL & CASINO, will welcome Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) back to Las Vegas with DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR NFR ATTENDEES from December 5 – 14. FANTASY will offer a 50 percent discount on all tickets for guests who show their 2019 NFR tickets upon purchase at any Luxor box office. Following the show, all guests are invited to mix and mingle with the cast of FANTASY at a meet-and-greet, with the opportunity for autographs and photos. Tickets to FANTASY are available for purchase at any Luxor box office. In addition, the “2020: Vision of Beauty” calendar, priced at $20, is now available for purchase at various retail locations throughout Luxor, including the Atrium Showroom.

L8NITE” at JIMMY KIMMEL'S COMEDY CLUB at The LINQ Promenade will be giving audiences the chance to extend their weekend shenanigans into Sunday morning with an all-new show beginning at midnight on Saturdays. Starting Dec. 14, L8NITE will be a place for guests to enjoy laughs, libations and a hilarious lineup of standup comedy for only $20, which includes free parking at The LINQ Promenade for locals when presenting a valid Nevada ID. L8NITErs will also enjoy special pricing from the happy hour menu on signature drinks cocktails.

Each 80-minute L8NITE set will include three acts - a host, a featured comic, and a headlining comic that will be booked on a rotating basis. Guests should leave their inhibitions and expectations at the door as each night will feature different comedians on showcase, many of them local, with an anything goes Las Vegas vibe.

L8NITE is an homage to the Emmy Award-winning television host and famous Las Vegan, Jimmy Kimmel, and his high school vanity license plate that also read “L8NITE.”  What started off as a driver’s daydream has become a residency at his comedy club. Tickets to L8NITE are on-sale now and can be purchased in person at any Caesars Entertainment box office.

Recent and Upcoming closings:

Only seven months after it opened, KAOS nightclub and dayclub at the Palms Casino Resort officially closed on Tuesday, November 5.

Fan-favorites including MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER, ADAM LONDON’S LAUGHTERNOON,FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, AND JOKESTERS COMEDY CLUB will be closing at the D Las Vegas. This change has come due to a major redesign and expansion of the D’s second floor. The last performance date for all shows will be January 5, 2020.


Celebrity sightings:

Wednesday, November 20...

Singer-songwriter Kali Uchis dined at TAO inside The Venetian..

Tuesday, November 19...

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul and his wife, Lauren Parsekian dined at Beauty & Essex inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Tuesday night.

Sunday, November 17...

Gabriella Wilson, aka H.E.R., celebrated winning Best R&B/Soul Female Artist at the 2019 Soul Train Awards with dinner at TAO inside The Venetian.

Saturday, November 16...

Filmmaker, actor and singer Billy Bob Thornton stopped by “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio Resort & Casino alongside his family. The group was visited by two of the world-famous zebras from the production ahead of showtime and enjoyed the aquatic performance from one of the Le Grande Suites.

Billy Bob Thornton and Family Attend O by Cirque du Soleil Saturday Nov. 16 2019
Billy Bob Thornton and Family Attend O by Cirque du Soleil Saturday Nov. 16 2019 - Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Thursday, November 14...

Alessia Cara, GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter attended Blue Man Group at Luxor Hotel and Casino. 

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Alessia Cara attended Blue Man Group at Luxor Hotel and Casino - Photo courtesy of Luxor Hotel and Casino

TV personality and fashion entrepreneur Audrina Patridge was treated to an evening of impeccable taste at Hong Kong’s award-winning, authentic Chinese restaurant, Mott 32 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas alongside celebrity chefs Tyler Florence and Lorena Garcia.

Audrina Patridge at Mott 32 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Nov. 14
Audrina Patridge at Mott 32 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Nov. 14 - Photo courtesy of Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Tuesday, November 5...

Comedian Adam Carolla recently made surprise appearance at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade. After doing a short set filled with his signature snarky banter, Carolla turned the microphone over to fellow comedian and America’s Got Talent finalist, Vicki Barbolak, for her regularly scheduled Tuesday night engagement, Vicki Barbolak’s Trailer Park Tuesdays.

Adam Carolla Surprise Set at Jimmy Kimmels Comedy Club Nov. 2019
Comedian Adam Carolla

Saturday, November 9...

Chris Tucker returned to the familiar stage at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade for a surprise 20 minute set before Tony Rock’s headlining show.

 


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