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Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - Las Vegas Round The Clock

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The Animal Foundation's 10th Annual "Best In Show" Raises More Than $225,000 and Finds Forever Homes for 52 Dogs

On Sunday, April 28, local celebrities, philanthropists and supporters gathered at the Orleans Arena  the 10th Annual “Best In Show,” presented by   Singer, songwriter and entertainer Clint Holmes hosted the event that successfully found forever homes for all 52 cuddly canine contestants from The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center, while raising more than $225,000 for the organization.

Guests were welcomed with a live performance by the cast of Tony® award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, who performed hit show tunes including renditions of “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash, “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley and more. Clint Holmes was joined by local news personalities who presented a variety of categories featuring incredible shelter dogs. Presenters included KVVU’s John Huck, KLAS’ Denise Valdez, KTNV’s Beth Fisher, KSNV’s Gerard Ramalho, and Univision’s Leticia Castro. The female presenters were accompanied onstage by two dashing gentlemen from Chippendales. Also in attendance was Mayor Carolyn Goodman who donated to The Animal Foundation earlier in the week as part of Nevada’s Big Give.

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Million Dollar Quartet
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Local TV personality Denise Valdez is escorted by Chippendales dancers at The Animal Foundations 10th Annual Best In Show Las Vegas 4.28.13
Local TV personality Denise Valdez with two Chippendale dancers
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Longtime supporter of The Animal Foundation Holly Madison presided over the Special Needs category, which featured two unique tripod dogs seeking adoption. The new mom wowed in a colorful floral dress and strappy pink Charlotte Olympia shoes propped by mini poodle heels. Backstage, the blonde bombshell posed for photos with contestants from the Puppy Parade category while greeting fans. Siegfreid and Roy also stepped on stage where they were honored for their steadfast commitment to animals of all sizes and species as well as their vast contributions to The Animal Foundation’s community mission.

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Holly Madison presents the Special Needs category at The Animal Foundations 10th Annual Best In Show Vegas
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Siegfried and Roy are honored for their contributions to The Animal Foundation at the 10th Annual Best In Show Las Vegas 4.28.13
Siegfried and Roy are honored for their contributions
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

The Cinderella story of the day was the successful adoption of Chance, a Shih Tzu mix and Special Needs contestant, who underwent a generously donated surgery by Dr. David Mason of Las Vegas Veterinary Center. The surgery corrected a genetic condition in Chance’s hind legs and restored him back to official “tripod” status with full use of three legs. A local family bid on Chance and welcomed him into their home at the conclusion of the event.

Dr. Mason poses with Chance at The Animal Foundations 10th Annual Best In Show Las Vegas 4.28.13
Dr Mason poses with "Chance"
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Winners from each category were awarded by applause, and the coveted title of “Best In Show” went to Sharlie, a beautiful two-year-old female Mastiff mix. The show was concluded by an auction-style process, where interested attendees headed backstage to big on their favorite contestants. Each one of the 52 dogs found a new and loving home to call their own. Successful bidders were required to complete The Animal Foundation’s standard adoption process, in which they are evaluated for suitability by adoption counselors.

In addition to the fifty-two contestants with new homes, The Animal Foundation successfully found forever homes for 128 animals as part of the Best In Show Adoption Weekend, which offered discounted adoption fees on all dogs over two years and all cats over one year.

The Animal Foundation Executive Director Christine Robinson presents trophy to the 10th Annual Best In Show winner Sharlie Las Vegas 4.28.13
The Animal Foundation Executive Director Christine Robinson presents trophy to the 10th Annual Best In Show winner Sharlie
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

“Pin Up” starring Claire Sinclair Celebrates Grand Opening at Stratosphere

PIN UP, the original new show inside the Stratosphere Theater starring Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year and Bettie Page clothing model Claire Sinclair celebrated its Grand Opening on Monday night,  April 29.

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Claire Sinclair
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Pin Up brings to life the classic pin up girl calendar from the 40's, 50's and 60's and features a wide variety of dance styles woven throughout month-by-month vignettes that transports audiences to a modern version of a vintage era where red lips, corsets and garter stockings grace the most beautiful of women.

Since its soft opening back in early March, the show has been tweaked and tightened with changes in singers and dancers, choreographed dance routines and a couple of new numbers added.

The show features 22 routines (with a few that entail illusions), and an impressive cast including fabulous singer, Anne Martinez (replacing Autumn Belanger, who opened the production), six amazing dancers comprised of five females, one male dancer Ryan Kelsey, and a live six piece band with a horn section led by music director, acclaimed trumpeter, conductor and composer Dave Perrico.

As the headline star attraction, Sinclair displays her curvy figure throughout the show in skimpy costumes and vignettes that teases rather than bares her all natural, 36D-24-38 assets.

Sinclair isn't a dancer, but she does an admirable job performing in her first show that utilizes her physical attributes accordingly, especially in two routines, the cute and sexy bed scene where she interacts with an animated pillow and the other with the brunette bombshell as a sexy witch conjuring up a hunk from a cauldron to the song, “I Put A Spell On You.”

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Claire Sinclair
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Anne Martinez
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Pillow Vignette
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Ryan Kelsey and Claire Sinclair performing October vignette
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Pin Up performs as a late night show, but it isn't topless. So those who expect to see Sinclair reveal her goods might be disappointed that they are forced to leave everything to their imagination.

“PIN UP is classy, sexy and most importantly, fun.”said the 21 year old show headliner.

There are still a few things that needs to be fine tuned, but all in all, as it stands, I found Pin Up to be a highly entertaining, fast paced and lively production.

Pin Up showtime is 10:30 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays in the Stratosphere Theatre. Tickets are priced at $49.99 plus taxes per person. VIP seating upgrade available for $10.00 more.  Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show.

Celebrity Red Carpet arrivals for Pin Up's Grand Opening included: Zowie Bowies' Chris Phillips and girlfriend, violinist Lydia Ansel; dancer/singer Tara Palsha (“Vegas! The Show”, BBR); cast of Jersey Boys; Louis Prima Jr, magician Jan Rouven; comedy hypnotist Anthony Cools; actor Ian Ziering, celebrity Chef Carla Pellegrino and Marcelle Braga; Holly Madison; Australian Bee Gees; Ricardo Laguna; Million Dollar Quartet's Tyler Hunter; comedy magician Murray Sawchuck and sidekick Doug "Lefty" Leferovich; cast members of Raiding The Rock Vault, Recycled Percussion, Evil Dead and Rock of Ages,  singer Taylor Hicks;  the hunks from Chippendales, singer Jasmine Trias and singer/magician Ben Stone; Brian Thomas; Alicia Jacobs; BMX star Ricardo Laguna;  and of course, Claire Sinclair and her cast.

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Alicia Jacobs and Brian Thomas
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Chef Carla Pellegrino and Claire Sinclair
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Cast members of Evil Dead The Musical 4D
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Cast of Raiding The Rock Vault
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Counting Cars
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Doug "Lefty" Leferovich and comedy magician Murray Sawchuck
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Holly Madison and Claire Sinclair
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Hypnotist Anthony Cools
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Ian Ziering and Claire Sinclair with two Chippendale dancers
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Jasmine Trias and Ben Stone
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Jersey Boys
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Louis Prima Jr.
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Violinist Lydia Ansel and singer/entertainer Chris Phillips (Zowie Bowie)
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Magician Jan Rouven and cast of his show
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Rock of Ages stars Mark Shunock and Troy Burgess
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BMX star Ricardo Laguna
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Singer/Dancer Tara Palsha
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Taylor Hicks and Claire Sinclair
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The 80's Show cast members
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Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

The Mediterranean inspired BAGATELLE BEACH recently made its summertime debut as part of Las Vegas' ever growing pool party scene. Located on the grounds of the newly remodeled Tropicana Hotel, Bagatelle Beach features elements that transports guests from the desert to to a tropical paradise.

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Bagatelle Beach
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Bagatelle Beach
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Bagatelle Beach’s landscape is reminiscent of a South Beach getaway with tropical foliage and white sand beach areas. Its premium amenities include two regulation sand volleyball courts that can be transformed into a beach soccer field, two full-service bars, two pools, and a raised 1,500-square-foot stage that houses state-of-the-art sound equipment and comes equipped with a 25’ x 9’ LED screen so its live concerts can be enjoyed anywhere amid the vibrant social scene. A lineup of DJs and live music acts is scheduled for the summer that will include some of the country's most popular artists.

For those who want to soak in the sun, there are a variety of chaise lounges, daybeds and “lily pads”. In addition, guests can secure a reservation to lounge poolside in one of 18 luxury cabanas,  featuring flat-screen TVs, surround sound and mini fridges, with the most exclusive ones featuring private Jacuzzis and a view of the poolside bash.

For hungry partiers, executive Chef John Zamarchi has created a menu of gourmet delights from entrees to a selection of sandwiches, salads, and sides that can be ordered poolside or in the bistro-style dining lounge. Standout items include the fresh snapper ceviche, BBQ chicken flatbread, blackened Mahi tacos, Thai steak salad and classic cheese quesadillas. Those recovering from the night before may want to order the aptly titled Hangover Helper, a croissant filled with bacon, eggs and cheese.

Bagatelle Beach has a private stand-alone entrance and offers complimentary valet parking. The venue is open Friday-Sunday from 11am-6pm. Admission is $30 for men and $20 for ladies at the door. Locals receive complimentary admission with Nevada ID.

CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE, executive chef and owner of four Las Vegas restaurants, was awarded the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year for 2013 Monday night, May 6, in New York.  Lagasse received the award due to his devotion and service through the  Emeril Lagassee Foundation, which he founded in 2002.This esteemed award is given to an individual or organization whose work in the realm of food has improved the lives of others and benefited society at large. To date, the Foundation has granted more than $5.5 million to children's education and culinary arts programs in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and the Gulf Coast.

Emeril LaGasse

ONI LOGAN, powerhouse vocalist and founding member of Lynch Mob joins the all-star lineup of RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, the story of classic rock, through Saturday, May 25 at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The sensational singer-songwriter will guest star in the hardest rocking show in Vegas before embarking on the next leg of the international Dio Disciples tour in June.

FANTASY, the sexy adult revue at Luxor Hotel & Casino is offering a smokin’ ticket deal for Nevadans beginning Wednesday, May 1.   Guests will get 50 percent off tickets to The Strip’s Biggest Tease with a valid Nevada ID. This offer is good through the end of August with a maximum of four tickets per purchase.

For the second year, WINDER FARMS, a premier grocery home delivery company in Southern Nevada, will “Go Pink” for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® by raising money and awareness for breast cancer screening, treatment programs and research. From May 1 through Oct. 31, 2013 (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), Winder Farms will donate a portion of the proceeds from one of its most popular flavored drinks – Strawberry Milk – to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Golden Rainbow invites its supporters to dine for a cause at Romano's Macaroni Grill on Thursday, May 9. The nonprofit will receive 15 percent of all sales generated at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to close when patrons present the flyer located on the events page at Funds raised will help Golden Rainbow continue its mission of providing shelter and direct financial assistance including utilities, transportation, medical and dental necessities to those impacted by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. In addition to Romano's Macaroni Grill’s fabulous Italian food, the restaurant will offer its regular Thursday special of 50 percent off all bottles of wine.

The offer only is valid at the Romano’s Macaroni Grill located on 2400 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, a leading luxury Italian menswear brand known for innovation in craftsmanship, fabric and design, will reveal its Passion for Silk in a runway-inspired exhibit May 9 – June 3 at The Shops at Crystals, located on the second level (Between Shē by Morton’s and Todd English P.U.B.) Visitors are invited to walk the runway with seven exceptionally well-dressed mannequins who have been outfitted in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture collection pieces.The exhibit will feature iPads showcasing runway and accessories footage to ensure that anybody experiencing the display is transported to the catwalk itself.

Las Vegas welcomes the seventh annual VEGAS UNCORK'D FESTIVAL  by Bon Appétit, a unique, four-day culinary extravaganza. The highlight of this foodie celebration is the Grand Tasting event on Friday, May 10 held in the picturesque Garden of the Gods pool oasis at Caesars Palace. For the second consecutive year, restaurants representing The Forum Shops at Caesars will showcase their specialties in A Taste of The Forum at the Grand Tasting.  Enjoy culinary and cocktail offerings by eight impressive Forum Shops restaurants during the destination-wide culinary event including; Il Mulino New York, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, P.J. Clarke’s, The Palm Las Vegas, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Sushi Roku and the soon-to-open Carmine’s NYC Italian Family Restaurant.
Roman handmaidens will welcome guests at The Forum Shops distinctive booth located within the Grand Tasting event encouraging registration to win a $500, $1,000 or $1,500 luxury shopping spree at The Forum Shops.
Set amidst the dazzling and dramatic five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex at Caesars Palace, the Grand Tasting will feature more than 50 award-winning chefs and more than 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the world. Guests at the evening event will enjoy a staggering variety of signature dishes prepared by the city’s most celebrated chefs.

In honor of Mother’s Day, 50 GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IN IMAGINE EXHIBITIONS GALLERY AT THE VENETIAN will offer $4 off admission to any mom that brings in a photo of her children to the exhibition May 6 through May 12.  In order to receive the discounted admission, moms must show either a print or camera phone photo of her sons and/or daughters to the Imagine Exhibition’s Gallery’s box office.

SHe by Morton’s will launch “FABRIK FRIDAYS” with a fashion show featuring the designs of R+D Hipster Emporium Friday, May 10. A celebration of style, music and women, the new weekly promotion will treat guests to three fashion shows at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. and will feature live DJ sets, entertainers, tasty fare and Bacardi drink specials.

Each week Eva Longoria’s boutique steakhouse, located just steps away from the main entrance of ARIA at The Shops at Crystals, will highlight the fashion collections of a different designer. A 30-foot runway winds through the main dining room, offering a great view of the show from anywhere in the restaurant. Powerhouse DJ Vixen will ignite the vibrant bash with high-energy sets and various entertainers will complement the fashion shows with live music.

In honor of NATIONAL SHRIMP DAY, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is rolling back the price of its famous shrimp cocktail to just 50 cents – the price it was in 1959 when the property introduced the “Original Shrimp Cocktail” to Las Vegas. From 2 – 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, guests are invited to stop by Du-par’s Restaurant to enjoy the seafood snack at the special celebratory price.

Patty’s Closet Fashion Boutique, Sparkle by Patty’s Closet, Heart & Sole by PC and Town Square have joined forces to bring Las Vegas a very special charity event, “WALK IN YOUR PARTY DRESS” on Saturday, May 11 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
The event encourages participants to stroll through Town Square in their party dresses for a worthy cause, with all proceeds going to the exclusive charity Southern Nevada Children First. The goal of Southern Nevada Children First is to address the needs of homeless, pregnant and parenting youth throughout Southern Nevada.

As an added incentive, beyond charitable giving, for those who mention the walk at any Patty’s Closet locations, they will receive 20% off ANY dress. Casual shoes are encouraged, and the cost is $25 with pre-registration beginning on-site at 8:00 a.m. on the main event lawn, closest to Tommy Bahamas.

Rising British pop sensation Oliver Stanley Murs, better known as OLLY MURS makes his Las Vegas debut with a live performance Saturday night, May 11 at Pure Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.

A special “Phantom reunion” will be happening on the stage of the showroom at The Plaza Hotel & Casino on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12 at 5PM),as KRISTEN HERTZENBERG (Christine Daae in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular) will be the special guest with THE PHAT PACK. Kristen was a member of the Las Vegas Phantom Company for the entire run in Las Vegas, and is thrilled to get together with “some of her boys”.

MICHAEL AUSTIN, season 4 contestant on NBC’s hit series “The Voice,” and his band Austin Law will return to Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island on May 17 and 18, 10 p.m each night.

"PUTTING ON A SHOW," an original musical revue, will be presented as a theatrical concert in the Judy Bayley Theatre on the UNLV campus at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. The concert features a 17-piece on-stage orchestra along with 30 performers from the Las Vegas, Broadway and production show community, including members of the casts of "Jersey Boys," "Million Dollar Quartet,""Vegas the Show," and "Menopause, the Musical." The show also features aspiring young performers from Las Vegas Academy and UNLV's Department of Theatre. Tickets are $20. ($10 senior and student discounts available), with all proceeds to benefit the guest artist program of Nevada Conservatory Theatre, the professional arm of the UNLV Department of Theatre, dedicated to elevating the theatrical arts in Las Vegas.

The 5th Annual WE HEART MAGGIE GOLF TOURNAMENT will take place on Sunday, May 26 at Black Mountain Golf & Country Club with proceeds benefitting Children's Heart Foundation (CHF), a Nevada based nonprofit, that offers support to children living in Nevada with heart conditions. The tournament is hosted by CHF board members, John and Mollie Stewart, in memory of their daughter and heart baby, Marguerite Anne Stewart who passed away in July 2008.

The tournament will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. while golfer registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be family activities from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., with the banquet and awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Those who are not available to attend, but would like to be part of this amazing event, can register as a Virtual Golfer for just $50.  Registration is available at or at

The FAT BAR located in front of Fatburger on the Las Vegas strip, will offer $1 hamburgers from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 in observance of National Hamburger Day.

The world-renowned ‘KING OF SURFI MUSIC' USTAD FATEH ALI KHAN will perform at the Treasure Island Ballroom May 31 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $100, plus tax and handling fees.

Insomniac has announced that tickets for the 17th ANNUAL ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, Las Vegas are officially sold out. The festival’s producer will attract 345,000 attendees over the three-day event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 21-23, 2013.

For the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be transformed into a completely interactive carnival experience featuring more than 150 electronic dance music artists, 500 theatrical performers including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers, and stilt walkers. The 1,000-acre complex will become a fully immersive audiovisual experience with dynamic large-scale art installations creating interactive environments amidst the seven stages, along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, numerous full size amusement rides and attractions, and a pyrotechnics display nightly.

Insomniac fans are encouraged to travel to Las Vegas for a taste of the EDC experience on the strip during EDC Week, June 18-25. A full schedule of events will soon be announced including pool parties, nightclub events, the Bassrush Massive at The Orleans Arena and the second annual EDMbiz Conference held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Store openings:

The SERGIO ROSSI NEW CONCEPT STORE featuring women's and men's shoes as well as women's accessories opened In Las Vegas exclusively at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

British accessible luxury brand, L.K.BENNETT LONDON, offering elegant collections of women’s shoes, ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories for every modern woman, officially opened the fashion house’s first stand-alone boutique in Nevada at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

Celebrity Sightings:

Saturday night, April 27...

NBA icon Magic Johnson, actor David Arquette, pro golfer Butch Harmon and tennis champs Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff were hanging out in their respective VIP suites during Prince’s 8 p.m. performance at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Dj Ashba, Zac Brown of country music group Zac Brown Band and R&B songstress Keisha Cole enjoyed Prince's 11:30 p.m. show.

Dj Ashba was spotted earlier in the night jamming out to the riffs of fellow rocker and former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, at Vinyl.

Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison of Pawn Stars celebrated his 30th birthday with a group of close friends at the newly opened Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas.

At the conclusion of his meal Big Hoss was presented with a cake only appropriate in Sin City. The celebratory dessert, resembling frosted man parts, was an ode to his motorcycle riding club, “The Ballsacks.”

Following dinner, the group headed down to the casino where they  enjoyed the company of fellow reality star and friend DJ Tambe of Best Ink.

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Cory "Big Hoss" Harrison
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Cory "Big Hoss" Harrison celebrates his 30th birthday
Photo Credit: the D Las Vegas

Sunday night, April 28...

NFL wide receiver  Lee Evans spent the evening with a small group at LAVO Nightclub.  Earlier in the day, Evans was also spotted at Marquee Dayclub.

The nightclub at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grandclosed out its action-packed Grand Opening weekend with world-renowned DJ and Producer Laidback Luke. The celebrated artist debuted his “REVOLT” party series, exclusive to Hakkasan Las Vegas, to a sold-out crowd.

Also spotted partying at the newly opened nightclub was GRAMMY Award-nominated Ed Sheeran, Taylor Hicks, winner of the fifth season of “American Idol” and Apl.De.Ap of The Black Eyed Peas.

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Laidback Luke
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Apl.De.Ap and Laidback Luke
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Laidback Luke dancers
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Clients and employees of one of Las Vegas’ favorite charities, Opportunity Village, attended  The Australian Bee Gees Show at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

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The Australian Bee Gees and Opportunity Village

REHAB's 10th anniversary celebration continued with a dynamic DJ set by the Grammy  Award-winning French electronic music duo Justice.

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Justice with Richard Beynon
Photo credit: Erik Kabik / Erik Kabik Photography

Wednesday, May 1...

NBA star, Al Harrington of the Orlando Magic was spotted at Greens & Proteins for the third day in a row.

Thursday afternoon, May 2...

Jersey Boys cast members Travis Cloer, Jeff Leibow and Deven May went to World Class Driving to experience the country’s first open-road muscle car adventure where they drove America’s most powerful hotrods – a 2013 Shelby GT500 and a Corvette Z06 – in a 50-mile, adrenaline-pumping excursion through Red Rock Canyon.

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Jeff Leibow with a Shelby GT500
Photo Credit: Vik Chohan Photography

Jersey Boys Cast at World Class Drivings Dream Garage
Jersey Boys Cast at World Class Drivings Dream Garage
Photo Credit: Vik Chohan Photography

Travis Cloer driving a Ferrari 458 through Red Rock Canyon
Travis Cloer driving a Ferrari 458 through Red Rock Canyon
Photo Credit: Vik Chohan Photography


Later in the day, Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and her husband, former Mayor Oscar B. Goodman attended THE PHAT PACK in the showroom at the newly renovated Plaza Hotel.

Oscar Goodman and Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Phat Pack

Friday night, May 3...

Mario Lopez hosted a pre-fight party at TAO Nightclub. The television host first enjoyed dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant where he was joined by a group of friends before heading to TAO

Rapper Busta Rhymes was also spotted at TAO Nightclub taking in the party scene and sounds of DJ Jessica Who. Busta also paid a visit to New York radio host Angie Martinez from Hot 97, who was sitting at a table nearby.

At LAVO, Ashlee Simpson dined at the restaurant with friends before heading upstairs to LAVO nightclub.

Actors David Zayas and C.S. Lee, best known for their roles on the TV series Dexter, were also spotted at at LAVO as was NFL football star and wine maker Charles Woodson, who earlier in the night hosted a wine pairing dinner in the restaurant.

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Mario Lopez
Photo Credit: Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery

Charles Woodson LAVO TwentyFour Wine Pairing Dinner
Charles Woodson
Photo Credit: Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas welcomed Ricky Carmichael, Carey Hart, Broc Tickle, Mike Mason, Josh Hill and Bobby Lee at Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co. for an autograph signing to kick off Las Vegas’ motocross weekend. Following, the bikers and friends took over Vanity Nightclub for Monster Energy’s Official Supercross After Party.

After their performance at SOUNDWAVES’ poolside stage, Chevelle band members Matt Scott and Pete Loeffler were spotted partying with their close friend inside Body English Nightclub & Afterhours. Among the club goers was Hall of Fame professional basketball player Dennis Rodman.

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul and TV food personality Guy Fieri were seen rocking out during Newsted’s performance at Vinyl.

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Carey Hart, Ricky Carmichael, Mike Mason, Josh Hill, Broc Tickle
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Chevelle bassist Matt Scott, Amber Barkules, Chevelle lead singer Pete Loeffler
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Dennis Rodman
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Saturday, May 4...

Sapphire, the world’s largest Las Vegas Gentleman’s Club, opened its doors for the Grand Opening of the Sapphire Pool & Day Club. Red carpet celebrity appearances included Crystal Hefner, actor Adrian Grenier, Peep Show performers: headliner Coco and dancer Michelle DiTrizzi, Pamela Anderson, cast members from Rock of Ages, Gretchen Rossi from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani.

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Peep Show's Coco Austin
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Coco Austin with several Sapphire Girls
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Peep Show's Michell DiTrizzi
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Adrian Grenier
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Pamela Anderson
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Crystal Hefner
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Gretchen Rossi
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Gretchen Rossi with several Sapphire Girls
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Slade Smiley
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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County Commissioner Chris Guinchigliani
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Rock Of Ages stars Troy Burgess, Mark Shunock and Chris Cicchino
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

TAO Beach celebrated its season opening with a star-studded daytime event backed by the sounds by DJ Eric D-Lux. Stars who came out to celebrate the summer kick-off included Ashlee Simpson, Odette Annable, Mario Lopez, Holly Madison, Josh Strickland and Laura Croft, Pin-up model and Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair , rapper Trinidad James, Busta Rhymes,  comedian Aziz Ansari, rapper Trae tha Truth, R&B singers Tank and Lonny Bereal.  Superbowl champs Ray Rice and Vonta Leach from the Baltimore Ravens hung out in a cabana along with C.J. Miles of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers and Levante David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ashlee Simpson and Odette Annable TAO Beach season opening
Ashley Simpson and Odette Annable
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Busta Rhymes Tridinad James TAO Beach season opening
Busta Rymes and Trinidad James
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CJ Miles TAO Beach season opening
C.J. Miles
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Holly Madison TAO Beach season opening2
Holly Madison
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Mario Lopez TAO Beach season opening
Mario Lopez
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Ray Rice TAO Beach season opening
Ray Rice
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Tara Palsha Holly Madison Josh Strickland Claire Sinclair TAO Beach season opening
Tara Palsha, Holly Madison, Josh Strickland and Claire Sinclair
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Trinidad James Aziz Ansari Holly Madison TAO Beach season opening
Trinidad James, Aziz Ansari and Holly Madison
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Actors David Zayas and C.S. Lee of Showtime’s “Dexter” caught some rays by the pool at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The legendary Tiësto took over the DJ booth and launched his daytime residency ‘Club Life’ at WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand.

Photo credit: Al Powers of Powers Imagery LLC.

GRAMMY Award-nominated Latino artist Fat Joe transformed LAX Nightclub located inside Luxor Hotel and Casino into a Cinco de Mayo bash to remember. The industry icon put on an excitement-filled production alongside his hype man and back up vocalist TA.

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Fat Joe
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NBA all-star Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated his 21st birthday at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.  Joined by a group of his closest friends the young athlete was surrounded by  dozens of beautiful Chateau cocktail waitresses who presented him with a bottle of champagne.

Kyrie Irving Chateau Nightclub and Gardens
Kyrie Irving
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Bombshell Carmen Electra celebrated her 41st birthday at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club.Crazy Horse III's gorgeous entertainers surprised Electra with a pop star themed birthday cake, in honor of her new single and music career.

Carmen Electra on the red carpet at Crazy Horse III
Carmen Electra on the red carpet at Crazy Horse III.
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Carmen Electra poses with her birthday cake
Carmen Electra enjoys her birthday cake at Crazy Horse III.
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Calvin Harris, GRAMMY Award-winning artist and resident DJ of Hakkasan Las Vegas performed to a sold out crowd. Prior to his performance, Harris along with good friend and fellow British singer/songwriter Rita Ora dined  at the newly opened Hakkasan Restaurant.

In the main room of the nightclub, featured artist Fergie (DJ) kicked off the night and had guests on their feet as he played hit after hit during his pulsating set.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris was spotted partying at a VIP table in the main room.

Simultaneously in Hakkasan Las Vegas’ 10,000-square-foot Ling Ling Club, celebrated DJ Ross One was found behind the turntables spinning for a packed room.

DJ Ross One Ling Ling Club 5.4.13
DJ Ross One
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DJ Fergie
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Calvin Harris DJ Booth Hakkasan LV 5.4.13
Calvin Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris Hakkasan LV 5.4.13
Neil Patrick Harris
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Kicking the party off at TAO Beach's Season Grand Opening earlier in the day, celebrities filled TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub, continuing the celebration to the sounds of DJ Vice.

After partying the day away in honor of a friend’s bachelorette party, Ashlee Simpson and Odette Annable enjoyed dinner with friends in TAO Asian Bistro’s private dining room before making their way to a VIP table in the nightclub.

Rapper Busta Rhymes also continued his day at TAO. His group dined on Satay of Chicken with Peanut Sauce, Spicy Tuna Tartare on Crispy Rice and sushi then headed up to party VIP style in the club.

The list of stars continued to grow that night as actor Adrian Grenier enjoyed dinner at the restaurant as well.

At TAO Nightclub, rapper Trinidad James headlined the night, Mario Lopez was also spotted and comedian Aziz Ansari was seen partying at TAO.

Across the dance floor sat Super Bowl champ Ray Rice along with fellow NFL player Courtney Greene and C.J. Miles of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who stopped by the DJ booth to say hi to Vice.

DJ Vice also let the club know that Washington Redskins player DeAngelo Hall was present. Hall was seen partying with a small group. He also sent a bottle over to fellow football star Ray Rice’s table.

At Marquee, Food Network host Guy Fieri took in the sounds of Kaskade with his wife.

NBA legend Dennis Rodman was also spotted checking out the club scene at Marquee.

Trinidad James TAO
Trinidad James
Photo Credit: Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery

Trinidad James Performs at TAO
Trinidad James performing
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C.J. Miles Courtney Greene and Ray Rice at TAO
C.J.Miles, Courtney Greene and Ray Rice
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Mario Lopez TAO
Mario Lopez
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NBA superstar, Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, celebrated his son's 14th birthday at Meatball Spot in Town Square.

Metta World Peace Celebrating at Meatball Spot
Metta World Peace Celebrating at Meatball Spot
Photo courtesy of Meatball Spot

Iconic hip-hop star, Diddy, hosted an over-the-top “Fight Night Afterparty” alongside his closest celebrity friends at Palms Pool. the original “Bad Boy,” arrived  hand-in-hand with girlfriend, Cassie.

The three-time Grammy-award winner surprised fans and performed hit songs with fellow artists Fabolous, Trey Songz, Jeremih, Too Short, Red Café and Meek Mill, to whom Diddy wished a Happy Birthday to over the mic. 
Following the powerful performance, the dynamic group were joined by Method Man and Redman. Also reveling in excitement at the star-studded affair was “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Porsha Stewart, recording artist, The Weeknd, Evander Holyfield, Terrence J, of “E! News,” Roger Mayweather, 40 Glocc and illusionist, Criss Angel.
Prior to Diddy’s party, Fabolous, Trey Songz, Jeremih and Red Cafe enjoyed dinner at N9NE Steakhouse with an entourage of twenty close friends. Spotted at NOVE Italiano getting cozy, Kristin Cavallari and NFL quarterback, Jay Cutler.

Earlier in the afternoon, legendary hip-hop stars, Redman and Method Man made a huge splash with partygoers at the return of “Ditch Weekend” at the Palms Pool.
Also spotted enjoying the festivities at private cabanas: boxing champion, Victor Ortiz, Devin Ebanks of the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bears running back, Michael Bush, Red Café, The Weeknd.
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Diddy poses on the red carpet at “Fight Night After Party” at Palms Pool inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
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David Becker/Wire Image

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Fabolous and Meek Mill revel in excitement at Diddy’s “Fight Night After Party” at Palms Pool inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
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Cassie enjoys Ciroc Peach while enjoying Diddy’s performance from luxury cabana at Palms Pool inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
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Trey Songz Fabolous Red Cafe and Jeremih at N9NE Steakhouse - Joe Fury
Trey Songz, Fabolous, Red Café and Jeremih (left to right) arriving to N9NE Steakhouse for dinner prior to Diddy’s “Fight Night After Party” at Palms Pool inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Photo credit: Joe Fury/9 Group

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Meek Mill, Fabolous, Too Short, Trey Songz and Diddy (left to right) celebrate launch of “Ditch Weekend” with exclusive performance at Palms Pool inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Photo Credit: 
David Becker/Wire Image

Redman and Method Man perform at Ditch Weekend - Bryan Steffy-Wire Image
Redman and Method Man perform at return of “Ditch Weekend” at Palms Pool inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Photo credit: Bryan Steffy/Wire Image

Sunday, May 5...

REHAB, Las Vegas’ original dayclub, celebrated Cinco de Mayo with sounds by Kid Capri, DJ Drama and resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman. Meek Mill enjoyed his time at the dayclub with professional boxer Adrien Broner and rapper J Prince Jr. Also seen partying poolside was Austin "Chumlee" Russell of History Channel’s “Pawn Stars.”

5 DJ Drama at REHAB in Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
DJ Drama
Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / Erik Kabik Photography

5 Kid Capri at REHAB Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Kid Capri
Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / Erik Kabik Photography

GRAMMY Award-winning headliner Calvin Harris as he closed out the weekend with a show-stopping set at Las Vegas’ ‘it’ pool party WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand.

Calvin Harris WET REPUBLIC 3
Photo credit: Al Powers of Powers Imagery LLC.

At night, The world famous dance crew, Jabbawockeez, celebrated Cinco de Mayo at Tacos & Tequila at Luxor Hotel and Casino

Along with Jabbawockeez, several other headlining entertainers at Luxor joined the festivities including the lovely ladies of FANTASY and Carrot Top.

Jabbawockeez were excited to judge a dance competition with a grand prize of $500, where they also decided to give the crowd a little show of their own.

Jabbawockeez press
Jabbawockeez on the red carpet
Photo Credit: Bryan Steffy

Fantasy with Dos Equis Man
The ladies of FANTASY with the most interesting man in the world
Photo Credit: Bryan Steffy

Carrot Top
Carrot Top on the red carpet
Photo Credit: Bryan Steffy

Monday, May 6...

Food Network star, Guy Fieri, stopped by Meatball Spot at Town Square for lunch with family and friends.

Guy Fieri Chef Carla Pellegrino
Guy Fieri Poses with Chef Carla Pellegrino
Photo courtesy of Meatball Spot

Tuesday, May 7...

The sultry ladies of X Burlesque  celebrated their 11 year anniversary at Pure Nigtclub.

X Burlesque Group Photo PURE Nightclub
Group photo from left to right: Nikki Taylor, Tiffany Koepp, Spencer Lopez (makeup artist), Natalie Addision, Tiffany Green, Meeka Onstead, Jennifer Mateo, Magan Swaffer and Shakeera Onstead.
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