Judy Thorburn's Vegas Happenings

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Local tour Guide receives Special Award
Three Contestants Named Hottest Females in Wet Republic's Second Annual 'Hot 100' Contest
2009 Grand Poker Series at the Golden Nugget Awards Millions in Prize Money
Celebrities Join Together at Rain Nightclub to Celebrate 40th Annual World Series of Poker
Carmen Electra Performs at MGM Grand's 'Crazy Horse Paris'

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"Cowboys For Cancer" Concert Raises More Than $7,000 to BenefitThe Caring Place and Vance Davenport
Miss USA Kristen Dalton Kicks off National Ice Cream Month by Unveiling the “Red, White and Blue” Banana Split Sundae at Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace
The Golden Nugget Hosts Annual World Series of Poker Barbeque in Conjunction with Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament
Daredevil Magician's "Death Drop" Stunt Goes Up In Flames

 

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Local Residents Receive New Air Conditioning Units From Contractors 4th Annual Mission Cool Off
The Minus 5 Experience Unveils Life-Size “Ice Portrait” of Mayor Goodman
The Palazzo Hosts “Vineyards of Style” at The Palazzo to Benefit Local Charity

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino Hosts Star Studded HardBat Classic Table Tennis Tournament
Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton Visits Nevada Cancer Institute

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Celebrity Lookalikes Make An Impression at the 18th Annual Reel Awards
Human Nature Performs "Ultimate Celebration of Motown" at the Imperial Palace
RA Sushi's Bartender Mix Off Battle Raises Approximately $1,200 for Children's Cancer Research
Iconic Artist John Van Hamersveld Officially Unveils Hippie Nation
™ Gallery & Records at Fremont Street Experience

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Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Celebrates Spring with Gardens from Around the World
Head Shaving Parties at Irish Pubs Raise Funds to Battle Childhood Cancer
Cashetta’s “Magic is a Drag” Show Opens at Krave Theatre
The Grand Canal at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino is Turned Green in Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

 

 

2008 Las Vegas Marathon
Mirage Introduces New Volcano Attraction
Mayor Goodman Flips the Switch at Fremont Street’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hard Rock Hosts filming of “Middle Men” starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht
McDonald’s One of a Kind “Viva McDonalds” Restaurant Debuts on The Strip
Belaggio Conservatory Transforms into Enchanting Winter Wonderland

 

 

2009 Miss Nevada USA®, Miss Nevada Teen USA® Crowned
Peep Show Starring Mel B and Kelly Monaco to Premiere at Planet Hollywood in Spring of 2009
Ethel’s 15th Annual Holiday Cactus Lighting
Hard Rock Hotel Hosts First Fight Club Charity Boxing Tournament
Lance Bass Launches Weekend Beaujolais Nouveau celebration at Paris Las Vegas
Latin Star Jose Jose Honored by Las Vegas Walk of Stars
Planet Hollywood Hosts World Premiere of Transporter 3

 

 

TV’s 90210 Actress AnnaLynne McCord Joins Sirens of TI In Celebration of their 5th Anniversary
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Celebrates Expansion Milestone with Topping Off Ceremony for New Tower.
Magician Jeff McBride Hosts 7th Annual Witches and Wizards Masquerade Ball
Keith Barry Hypnomagician Dazzles Audiences at Planet Hollywood
Amazing Johnathan’s Annual Halloween Party
Scarlett - Princess of Magic Honored with Prestigious Merlin Award from International Magician’s Society
Star Studded “Black Carpet” Premiere of Criss Angel’s Believe

 

 

New TGI Fridays Launched at the Gold Coast
Treasure Island Unveils New Street Sign in Celebration of Sirens of TI Anniversary
Madame Tussauds Unveils Wax Figure of High School Musical star Zac Efron
Star Studded Gala Premiere of the Real Deal! at the Venetian
Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event Fetches Over $29 Million in Sales
T & T Tequila Opens at the Luxor

Celebrities and VIP Guests Help Celebrate Sushi Samba's Festive Grand OpeningNevada Screen Actors Guild Celebrates 75th AnniversaryBellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Debuts Colorful Autumn ExhibitDonny and Marie Headline at the Flamingo Las Vegas
Hawaiian Tropic Zone Holds Pageant To Crown “Miss Hawaiian Tropic Zone Las Vegas”

 

 


Lavo Restaurant and Nightclub Opens at the Palazzo
The Mirage Unveils Plans for Iconic Volcano
Actress/Anti-Cancer Activist Fran Drescher Appears at Nevada Cancer Institute
Paris Hilton, the Philanthropist, Attends Fundraising Party in Support of Nevada Cancer Institute
Magicians of the Century Siegfried & Roy Kick off Oktoberfest 2008 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas.

 

Thursday evening, July 28, performers from Cirque du Soleil took home the coveted lip sync battle belt at BEER PARK’s second battle versus the cast members from Jersey Boys. •  In honor of National Hot Dog Day, Pink's Hot Dogs at Planet Hollywood and Haute Doggery at The LINQ unveiled two new celebrity hot dogs.

Caesars Palace Celebrates 50th Birthday

 

On Friday, August 5, Caesars Palace Las Vegas celebrated its 50th anniversary - exactly five decades from the day it first opened its doors - with a special birthday pool party with nearly 3,000 hotel and special guests hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay at the Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis. • Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and other cast members of SyFy’s “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” gathered for the official movie premiere and after-party at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on Sunday evening, July 31. Keeping true to “Sharknado” tradition, the movie, which was filmed in part at the iconic property, featured numerous celebrity cameos including Carrot Top and Real Housewives stars Cynthia Bailey, Erika Jayne and Brandi Glanville.

Breaking Benjamin

 

Fans gathered in the hallway between Pink Taco and Fuel Café Express at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, on Thursday, August 18,  to watch hard rock band Breaking Benjamin get honored with a memorabilia case dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino • The August edition of the monthly fundraising event Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock, to benefit a local charity, took place on Monday evening, August 15 inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. This month’s chosen charity was Make A Wish of Southern Nevada. • Fremont Street Experience partnered with CBS RADIO stations: 98.5 KLUC, Mix 94.1, Q100.5, X107.5, and Newstalk 840AM KXNT, to host a SlotZilla Charity Challenge on Monday, August 1 from noon – 6 p.m.,  to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

Jarrett & Raja - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

 

Magic and music duo, Jarrett & Raja, whom TV audiences know from their appearance on CW's Master of Illusion, as semi finalists on America's Got Talent and more recently on Shark Tank, headline an evening of music and magic in the new production, “One Epic Night” at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. • The locally owned and operated Mexican eatery, Nacho Daddy, which opened it first location in Las Vegas in 2010 and quickly expanded to include a downtown hotspot, followed by another in Summerlin, held the Grand Opening of its third and newest location in Las Vegas at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on September 1. • The Brenden Theatres at the Palms Casino Resort hosted the world premiere of the new crime/horror/thriller The Neighbor on Thursday evening August 26.

Criss Angel Hosts Inaugural HELP Gala Sept 12 2016  - Photo credit:  Tom Donoghue

 

The inaugural Criss Angel - HELP (Heal Every Life Possible) charity event to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research took place at the Luxor Las Vegas on Monday, September 12. • Magician MAT FRANCO presented The Animal Foundation with a donation of more than $5,000 in much-needed animal care supplies and $1,680 in monetary gifts on September 9, to benefit the more than 30,000 animals that are cared for annually by the organization.

Jerry Lewis - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

 

The Regal Village Square Movie Theatre on Fort Apache and West Sahara hosted a VIP screening of Jerry Lewis' first movie in over 20 years, Max Rose, on Saturday afternoon, September 24.  In attendance were some members of the media as well as several celebrity friends of the comedy and movie legend including magicians Penn & Teller, Criss Angel, comedian Marty Allen and his wife, singer and stage partner Karon Kate Blackwell, singer/actress Susan Anton, legendary entertainer Wayne Newton, singer/comedienne/impressionist Kelly Clinton Holmes, prop comedian Carrot Top, singer Tony Orlando, and Melody Sweets of Absinthe at Caesars Palace. • Vinnie Favorito was in top form on media night Wednesday, September 21 to celebrate his new residency at the Westgate Hotel & Casino. He had the entire audience laughing at his razor sharp, biting humor that is, indeed, unscripted and unfiltered.

Piff The Magic Dragon

Piff The Magic Dragon

It was a magical evening at Flamingo Las Vegas on Wednesday October 5, as “America’s Got Talent” star Piff the Magic Dragon celebrated his first anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip...


Cherry Boom Boom

Cherry Boom Boom, the sultry new show, that combines sex, music, love and rock-n-roll, celebrated its Grand Opening Thursday night, September 29 in the famous Tropicana Theater at Tropicana Las Vegas...


SEXXY

SEXXY the award-winning sensual topless revue, created, choreographed, directed and starring Jennifer Romas, celebrated its 400th show at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort Hotel & Casino on Wednesday evening, September 28, 2016...


Tony Orlando

Pop music icon Tony Orlando was named Casino Entertainer of the Year Wednesday evening, September 28 at the fourth annual Casino Entertainment Awards...


Solo Strips

Guests packed the Absinthe tent at Caesars Palace on Monday at midnight, September 27 for the sixth annual Solo Strips featuring 14 of Las Vegas' hottest performers baring it all for charity...


UNLV Student Selected

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) senior Karina Lopez, has been selected as the Southern Nevada recipient of the 2016 Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Scholarship...

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