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Marvel Legends Creator Stan Lee Officially Unveils Madame Tussauds' New Multi-Million Dollar Attraction

Wednesday morning, November 20 Marvel Comics legend and creator, Stan Lee, considered an icon in the comics industry, was on hand at Madame Tussands Las Vegas at the Palazzo to cut the rope unveiling the world famous attraction's multi million dollar renovation that was two years in the making.

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Marvel superhero creator Stan Lee with Madame Tussauds Las Vegas General Manager, Rosita Chapman
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Stan Lee and Rosita Chapman cut the ribbon for the unveiling
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Madame Tussauds also debuted its first fully immersive Marvel 4D Theater, featuring the largest lineup of Marvel figures to be seen in one room.  Iconic hero Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, joined by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Iron Man, Captain America, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor are on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas for a limited engagement through December.

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Wax likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America
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Wax likeness of Chris Hemsworth as Thor
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Wax likeness of Robert Downey Jr, as Tony Stark
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Wax likeness of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
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Stan Lee (the creator of  popular comic book characters Iron Man, Thor, Spider Man and The Incredible Hulk)  became the first guest to experience the brand new Marvel 4D Theater and new array of wax Marvel superhero figures.
“These figures are more realistic than I am! I walked up to Robert Downey Jr. (as Tony Stark) and expected him to talk to me. What a thrill! This new theater is spectacular,” raves Lee.

Next month, more figures are arriving including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. As with all Madame Tussauds figures, the Super Heroes are “true to life” to the dimensions of the actors and costumes featured in the Marvel blockbuster films.

The 70 seat Marvel 4D Theater, which is the  grand finale and the capstone on Madame Tussauds’ transformation, features a brand new 10 minute movie where the superheroes save Las Vegas from destruction.  Guests will enjoy a multi sensory experience, in which they are able to see, hear and feel the Super Heroes save the day by way of thrill-enhancing sensory special effects—from water sprays and smoke clouds to tremors beneath the feet and more, in conjunction with the action on screen.

The goal of the renovation was to create a brand new guest experience from start to finish including an array of new wax celebrity likenesses such as big names stars such as Sandra Bullock, Sofia Vergara (star of TV's Modern Family), Jamie Foxx and Gwen Stefani.

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Wax likeness of Sandra Bullock
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Wax likeness of Sophia Vergara
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With stunning renovations to seven uniquely-themed rooms and the addition of the Marvel 4D Theater, the completely refurbished and redesigned attraction ushers guests into a series of unforgettable celebrity encounters. At Madame Tussauds visitors have the unique opportunity to interact, take pictures, touch and get up close and personal with more than 100 incredibly life like iconic figures from the world of film, TV, music, and sports.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, located at The Venetian Hotel and Casino, is open 365 day a year starting at 10 a.m.

“Monday's Dark with Mark Shunock” Premieres at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours

The first of twelve “Monday's Dark with Mark Shunock” debuted at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Body English Nightclub and Afterhours on Monday night November 18th. Every third Monday of the month “Monday's Dark” will kick off at 9:30 pm featuring special celebrity guest performances, with proceeds from each event benefitting a different Las Vegas charity.  Shunock stated that it is his goal “to raise $100,000 for local charities in the coming year”.

Several local Las Vegas celebrities came out to  support the event that raised money for Opportunity Village with 100% of proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction benefitting the worthwhile cause.

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Mark Shunock
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Mark Shunock, who plays 'Lonnie' the narrator in the hit musical 'Rock of Ages' at the Venetian Hotel and Casino, was joined by special guests including Travis Cloer of Jersey Boys at the Venetian, Paul Shortino from Raiding the Rock Vault at the LVH, and Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Shannon Bieste on the hit TV show, Glee. Backed by the sensational Lon Bronson Band, entertainment was provided by local performers including the cast of Rock of Ages, Travis Cloer, Paul Shortino, and the OV Elvi (Opportunity Village Elvis performers) and several dancers from shows on the strip.

Red carpet arrivals included: Mark Shunock of Rock of Ages, Dot-Marie Jones of Glee, the cast of Rock of Ages, Travis Cloer, Melody Sweets of Absinthe, Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel, Ben Stone and Jasmine Trias, Maren Wade, Skye Dee Miles, Jeff Civilico and the OV Elvi.

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Travis Cloer, Paul Shortino, Dot-Marie Jones and Mark Shunock
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Opportunity Village's OV Elvi on the red carpet with Mark Shunock
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Cast of Rock of Ages
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Travis Cloer
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Dot-Marie Jones and Mark Shunock
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Skye Dee Miles, Brandon Nix and Amanda Avila
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Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel
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Jasmine Trias and Ben Stone
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Jeff Civillico
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Howard Leese and Jennifer Romas
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Maren Wade
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Melody Sweets
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Aliante Casino and Hotel Opens 24-Hour Cafe: Farm 24-7

Aliante Casino + Hotel opened a new 24-hour café, FARM 24-7, on Friday, Nov. 15, coinciding with the resort’s one-year anniversary as an independent property.

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FARM 24-7
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“FARM 24-7 will offer classic diner fare fresh from local Las Vegas farms,” said Executive Chef George Jacquez. “I’m passionate about incorporating fresh and natural ingredients into American comfort food and supporting the local community at the same time.”

The 2,200-square-foot, 200-seat diner features a casual and comfortable atmosphere, with homemade pies and pastries available upon entry and a variety of artistic photos and artifacts from the providing farms adorning the walls. In addition, individual menu items will be named after local streets.

All dishes will be made entirely from scratch with Chef Jacquez using hand-picked ingredients from farms including Cowboy Trail Farms and Gilcrease Orchard, along with creating a variety of specials based on fruits and vegetables found at weekly farmer’s markets.

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FARM 24-7 interior
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FARM 24-7 interior
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Vegetable platter
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Fresh veggies
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FARM 24-7’s menu selections include diner favorites such as homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables for $10; a city slicker New York steak with baked potato and fresh vegetables for $15; and spaghetti and meatballs for $8.
A full breakfast menu features the FARM skillet, made with two eggs any style, hash browns and choice of toast for $7; a chef’s garden mushroom omelet with Swiss cheese and spinach for $8.50; and French toast, Belgian waffles and homestead buttermilk pancakes each for $6, among others. Lunch and dinner staples such as the 215 Pkwy. classic burger, made from G.F. Swift 1855 Historically Fine Angus Beef, for $8 and a chef’s salad with mixed greens, ham, turkey, cheddar and jack cheese, cherry tomatoes, eggs and olives for $10 will also be available. FARM 24-7’s full menu will be served 24 hours a day, along with a selection of beer and wine.

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Glittering Lights Holiday Drive Through Opens Once Again at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Glittering Lights, the holiday drive-through spectacular at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was ceremonially illuminated on Thursday, Nov. 14. Glittering Lights is Nevada’s largest holiday light show with more than 400 animated light displays along a 2.5-mile racetrack. On hand for the ceremonial lighting were Shannon and John Bentham, producers of Glittering Lights; Jeff Motley, vice president of public relations at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Paulette Anderson, executive director of Speedway Children’s Charities and Walter Lescano, director of community affairs and donation acquisition.

Melanie and Zach from Sunny 106.5 served as master of ceremonies for the invite only event that included a special musical performance by MO5AIC, complimentary fare from Carrabba’s Italian Grill, hot drinks from Bad Ass Coffee, popcorn from Popped and candy from B Sweet Candy Boutique and tram tours of the drive-through spectacular.    Other celebrities in attendance included Ricardo Laguna, BMX rider and reality television star, and April Leopardi and Paul Johnson from VEGAS! The Show.

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The attraction is back for its 13th season and its fourth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  A new element that will debut on November 29 is the Living Nativity made possible by the branches of the Methodist Church. Another attraction will be the Princess Fairy World and back for its second year will be th Avenue of Trees, a dazzling display of Christmas Trees that pays tribute to the charities Glittering Lights has supported through Speedway's Children's Charity.

Glittering Lights will be open nightly Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 – 10 p.m. at $15/vehicle on weeknights and $20/vehicle Friday – Sunday and holidays. The Living Nativity will run every Thursday – Saturday through Christmas with additional dates on Sunday, Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Dec. 24. The first 15,000 vehicles will receive a gift bag filled with goodies. Discount tickets available at all area Walgreens.

Glittering Lights is showing the military its appreciation with FREE admission to vehicles with veteran or active military personnel on Tuesday, Nov. 19. from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Friends and family can also experience the show for free as there is no restriction to the number of guests that can ride in the vehicle. In addition, Glittering Lights is also offering $2 off every night throughout the season for all military excluding holidays.

Upscale Watch Boutique Chain “Tourbillon” Opens its New, Largest Store at Crystals

Wednesday evening, November 13th,Tourbillon, a chain of upscale multi-brand watch boutiques, held its grand opening celebration of its a new 3,8000 square foot store location, the largest boutique within the Tourbillon network, in The Shops at Crystals.  The evening consisted of a ribbon cutting, cocktail reception, and magic performance by Stefan Leyshon.

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Frank Furlan, President of Swatch Group US, and Jim Murren, CEO and Chairman of MGM Resorts International, welcomed guests and introduced the One Drop Organization (founded by Guy Laliberté (co-Founder/CEO, Cirque du Soleil) an organization that aims to supply safe drinking water to areas of the world without access to any. This organization partnered with Tourbillon Boutique for the evening and a portion of the proceeds were donated to the cause.

 Magician, Stefan Leyshon, combined the two themes of the evening, water and timepieces, into his performance. With the use of white roses, Leyshon was able to represent the Petite Fleur by Breguet and incorporate it into the show. The performance also featured white doves, which were used to symbolize the Petite Heure Minute Bird Relief by Jaquet Droz.

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The most significant quality of Tourbillon Boutiques lies in its ability to offer a wide array of timepieces and exceptional pieces from the exceptional brands carried to satisfy clients with refined taste.

Committed to excellent service, the Tourbillon Boutiques offer their clients an incomparable experience – luxury based on the values of the products that make up their special world.

Opportunity Village Hosted its Annual Camelot Gala at Magical Forest Honoring Barrick Gold Corporation

Opportunity Village held its annual Camelot Gala at the Magical Forest on Thursday, November 7 honoring one of Nevada’s most respected corporations, Barrick Gold. Emceed by Fox 5 news anchor Monica Jackson, Camelot featured a performance from singer-impersonator Veroníc, a special appearance and message from Governor Brian Sandoval, and a surprise donation from Barrick Gold, who announced a generous gift of $1 million to the organization.

Kelvin Dushnisky, Barrick’s Senior Executive Vice President, presented the gift to a packed room of supporters, including Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, former Speaker Barbara Buckley and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval
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Singer/impressionist Veronic
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“Since our founding in 1983, Barrick has focused on the creation of educational and employment opportunities in the communities where we operate,” Mr. Dushnisky said. “It is a commitment our Founder and Chairman Peter Munk holds close. That commitment to education and employment extends to helping those in life who were dealt a little extra challenge, like the thousands of OVIPs who are succeeding here at Opportunity Village.” 

The gift to Opportunity Village will go directly to fund the construction of a residential housing facility for adults with intellectual disabilities in Las Vegas. For the first time in history, many individuals with developmental challenges are outliving their parents.

Opportunity Village is building a world-class residential village for people with intellectual disabilities at its Engelstad Campus in Las Vegas. The “Barrick House” will be part of that village, providing safe, quality housing for up to six adults. 

“Barrick Gold has proven to be an amazing and generous friend of Opportunity Village,” said Linda Smith, Chief Development Officer and Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “Their commitment to Nevada has truly set the gold standard when it comes to helping our OVIPs live better lives.” Mr. Dushnisky explained that as Barrick’s business in Nevada has grown, so too has the reach of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Barrick is Nevada’s largest mining company and leads the world in gold production.

“Ten years ago, when a Nevada mining company spoke of community relations, that meant the remote rural towns of Elko, Carlin or Winnemucca,” Dushnisky said. “Today our definition of community means all of Nevada – rural, northern and southern. In recent years, as the Great Recession deepened, we saw it necessary to ‘double-down’ on our commitment to the state, particularly here in Las Vegas. We established new strategic partnerships where Barrick executives could provide ‘time and talent’ to help organizations like Three Square, Communities in Schools and Opportunity Village. At Barrick, we understand that our business succeeds in rural Nevada only if it is a full partner with urban Nevada.”

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

Comedy-Magician MAC KING has donated $13,000 to Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada through the “MAC KING & SUSAN G. KOMEN – MAGIC FOR A CURE” FUNDRAISER. King, who has been an avid champion for childhood literacy in Southern Nevada, began raising money and awareness for breast cancer programs and research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2011. Since then, he has been supporting the cause twice a day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year, for the past three years and has sold more than 5,200 bracelets, raising the aforementioned  $13,000 for Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada.

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GRIMADI'S PIZZERIA is giving back this holiday season by hosting A TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE SHADE TREE at all five Grimaldi’s Las Vegas locations. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Friday, Dec. 20 guests can donate new and unwrapped toys (from skateboards, jewelry and MP3 players to baby dolls, action figures and scooters) at any of the five Grimaldi’s locations: The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Boca Park Fashion Village, The Fashion Show Mall, Rainbow and 215 and Richmar Plaza.

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES welcomes renowned vocal impressionist and Bally’s Las Vegas headliner VERONIC DiCAIRE to its stage for a special performance during the show Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.  The Australian Bee Gees and Véronic will perform a special rendition of “Immortality,” reminiscent of the Bee Gees’ 1997 One Night Only concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where Celine Dion performed a duet of “Immortality” with Barry Gibb in what was slated to be their final live performance ever. The Australian Bee Gees Show takes the stage Saturday through Thursday at 7 p.m. nightly in the Thunder From Down Under Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.Tickets can be purchased at the Excalibur box office.

BODIES…The Exhibition encourages visitors to give up cigarettes and learn about the negative effects of the habit. In support of American Cancer Society’s “GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT” on Thursday, Nov. 21, smokers who throw away a pack of cigarettes in the “Commit to Quit” container, located outside of the BODIES’ box office, will receive a complimentary audio tour to the Exhibition.

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND will celebrate the end a two-month Latin American Tour with a two-night stop in Las Vegas at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Nov. 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $70, plus any additional service fees.

UNLV CONCERT SINGERS, CHAMBER CHORALE & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA present an evening of masterworks at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, located on the northeast end of the university campus. This performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem” and “Symphony #38.

General admission tickets for the November 26 concert is $10; senior citizens, military and UNLV faculty/staff tickets are $8. Students from the university and the Clark County School District may receive one free ticket by presenting valid student identification at the box office.

Shock-rock icon ALICE COOPER will end his fall Raise the Dead tour with a stop at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49, plus any additional service fees.

Grammy award-winning artist JOHN LEGEND brings the Made to Love North American Tour to The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort with special guest Tamar Braxton on Nov. 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49, plus any additional service fees.

The Forum Sops at Caesars is set to reveal an updated take on its popular animatronic attraction THE ATLANTIS SHOW in late November 2013. Long heralded as a “must see” and consistently named among the top FREE attractions in Las Vegas since first debuting in 1997, The Atlantis Show, located in the Roman Great Hall, is an entertaining take on the legendary story of the ill-fated city of Atlantis. To modernize the show of epic proportions, significant changes to The Atlantis Show include a new, superior sound system, enhanced visual and special effects, updated costumes and advanced animatronics.  The Atlantis Show is FREE and plays daily on the hour, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Adjacent to the Atlantis Show is the Atlantis Aquarium. More than 300 unique species of tropical fish life can be found in the 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium.

 AID FOR AIDS OF NEVADA (AFAN) will show their support in the fight against HIV and AIDS and honor those who have died on World AIDS Day on Sunday, Dec. 1. with a 4 p.m screening of "Philadelphia" at  The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) located on 401 S. Maryland Pkwy. 4 pm. Popcorn will be provided and viewers are encouraged to come early to reserve their spot and BYOB - "bring your own blanket."  Following the movie, a candlelight memorial walk will take place at 6:30 p.m. starting from the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV to the AIDS Memorial Garden located by the Rod Lee Bigelow Health Sciences building. AFAN is also proud to announce that several iconic landmarks around the city will light up red in honor of World AIDS Day, including the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, City Hall, The Venetian and The Palazzo and MEET Las Vegas. AFAN encourages people to wear red clothing or ribbons during the day to show their support.

On Sunday, December 1st at 1 p.m. a Benefit Fundraiser for Las Vegas entertainer DENISE CLEMENTE will be held at Railhead Station inside Boulder Station. Denise is recovering from a serious medical condition and needs assistance with medical bills and further medical procedures to regain her health. This fundraiser is to assist with her medical expenses.

Entertainers expected to perform are: Tom Stevens, Dondino, Shades of Sinatra, Tony Sacca, Ronnie Rose, Rob Garrett, Donny Ray Evins, Genevieve, Rosanna Telford, Rick Michel, Gary Anthony, Anthony Rais, Pia Zadora, Jerry Lopez, Frankie Scinta and more. Silent Action will start at 1 pm. Show begins at 2 pm. All donations will be accepted by the Showbiz Society on behalf of Denise Clemente with or without attendance at this event.  Ticket price is $25. Make checks payable to the Showbiz Society, 5430 Sandpiper Lane Las Vegas, NV 89146 or call 702.877.2278. All donations are Tax Deductible.

UNDERWATER SANTA returns to Silverton Casino Hotel this holiday season! Silverton Casino Hotel (3333 Blue Diamond Road) is spicing up a holiday tradition by putting Santa Claus in a whole new environment…the resort’s 117,000 gallon aquarium from 11 am to 1 p.m each Saturday  and Sunday (beginning December 7 and 8 )in December right up until Christmas. Guests and families will have a chance to get creative with their yearly Christmas photos and have some fun. Watch Santa and his elves interact with the kids as well as the 4,000 tropical fish, sharks and stingrays!

Mirage headliner Terry Fator presents TERRY FATOR: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, DECEMBER 2 – 31, featuring holiday-themed performances by Fator and his amazing cast.  The stage will be transformed into the Fator family’s “living room” in a journey featuring the show’s loveable puppets as they celebrate the holidays with a touch of country flair. Classic carols including “Winter Wonderland,” “O Holy Night” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” among others, create warm familiar feelings, while Fator originals such as “Christmas in Las Vegas” bring energy and excitement to this limited-run performance. Fans also will get a sneak peek at Fator’s newest addition Kani Kapila who will bring the spirit of the Island to the festive show. Tickets for Terry Fator: A Country Christmas start at $59.99, plus applicable taxes and fees. Showtimes are 7:30 pm.Monday, Dec. 2 through Tuesday, Dec. 31.

 KRISPY KREME will be hosting a month-long toy drive to begin on Sunday, Dec. 1 through Tuesday, Dec. 24, to support TOYS FOR TOTS by giving thanks to donors with complimentary doughnuts. Supporters will receive one Original Glazed doughnut for every toy donated and a dozen Original Glazed doughnut for donations of 12 toys. To maximize the number of toys collected, Krispy Kreme will not limit complimentary doughnuts received. All collected toys will be delivered to 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo’s 15th Annual Toy Drive.  Toy donations are welcome at all Krispy Kreme locations around the Las Vegas Valley: Castle Walk Food Court inside the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Circus Circus Las Vegas, Craig Road, Rainbow Springs and Silverado Ranch.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will kick off the holiday season with a celebratory concert in the bedecked Symphony Park on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. Cabaret Jazz resident and beloved Las Vegas entertainer, Clint Holmes, will launch the season’s festivities with a show titled “CLINT HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS,” that will include traditional holiday favorites and original songs. Joining Clint on stage will be special guests such as his wife Kelly Clinton-Holmes, Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno, former Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular star Kristen Hertzenberg, vocal group “Fifth Avenue,” the Las Vegas Academy Choir and others for collaborations on Christmas classics and more. Positioned in front of the Bavington sculpture, a traditional 23-foot Christmas tree will be ornamented with 11,500 sparkling white lights, and the towering 35-foot tall palm trees will illuminate the park. Refreshments and light fare will be available for purchase. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket and enjoy hot cocoa and treats alongside family and friends for this magical evening beneath the stars. Ticket prices start at $15 for youth and $20 for adults

Standup phenomenon JEFF DUNHAM brings his new laugh packed  “DISORDERLY CONDUCT” WORLDWIDE TOUR TO THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH. Dunham’s famed troupe of sidekicks are back: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. Showtime: 8:00PM.  Tickets range from $49.50 – 89.50.

MURRAY 'Celebrity Magician'  will be doing a Christmas Holiday Show for one night only at Starbright Theater in Summerlin.  The Sun City Summerlin Community Association Presents 'MURRAY's Magical Holiday Spectacular!' 7pm December 21, 2013. Murray is going to bring his Las Vegas Strip show to Summerlin with a Holiday twist of dance numbers, songs, and a variety of entertainers. This show is for people of all ages. Ticket prices are $15 for Residents and $18.00 for Non-Residents.

Celebrity Sightings:

Wednesday, Nov. 13...
Model Jessa Hinton celebrated the launch of REVIV’s “Get Back to Life” campaign at the new wellness spa, located at The Underground at MGM Grand.  Three of REVIV’s founding doctors, Dr. Andrew Garff, Dr. Johnny Parvani and Dr. Ranaan Pokroy, socialized with guests and assisted with questions relating to IV hydration therapy during the party.

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Jessa Hinton with Dr. Andrew Garff, Dr. Johnny Parvani, German Kaupert and Dr. Ranaan Pokroy
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Thursday night, Nov. 14...

Whoopi Goldberg along with friends and family, celebrated her 58th birthday with Frank Marino and his cast of Divas at The Quad Resort & Casino. In true Divas style, Whoopi was presented with a custom cake in her likeness from Showboy BakeShop, which is owned and operated by Stephen Lowry, one of the fabulous dancers in Divas Starring Frank Marino. Marino presented the cake and sang “Happy Birthday” in front of a sold out audience.

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Friday, Nov. 15...

World-renowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters and personalities Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Matt Hughes, Royce Gracie and Bruce Buffer celebrated the 20th anniversary of the UFC by playing in Ultimate Poker’s Hall of Fame Poker Game at Red Rock Resort.  Ultimate Poker Team U professional players Jason Somerville, William Reynolds, Brent Hanks, Phil Collins, Lauren Kling, Dan O’Brien and Jeremy Ausmus were on hand to assist the UFC personalities.

Many of the biggest names in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) relished on signature bites and libations at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Hot off his knockout against Anderson Silva, middleweight champion Chris Weidman was joined by Mike Pyle, Martin Kampmann, Luke Barnatt, Jordan Mein, Tom Watson, Chael Sonnen and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum.  The celebrated athletes were in town to catch the World Welterweight Championship taking place at MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight against Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks.

Playboy’s Cybergirl of the Year 2012 Leanna Decker hosted a sexy late-night party at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club. 

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Cisco Rivera was spotted at TAO. The UFC pro and a group of friends took over a VIP table in the moat section of the nightclub, celebrating his second TKO win in a row in early November.

Deadmau5 was in Las Vegas to perform at a private event when he decided to venture to Wynn Las Vegas to visit with Mizumi Chef Devin Hashimoto, who he had created a friendship with following their meeting during a photo shoot for his 2012 residency at XS. After catching up, he then left to meet up with XS Managing Partner Jesse Waits for dinner where the two began to reminisce on his performances at the award-winning club. The electronic music phenomenon teased that Waits should book him to play that night, and when Waits said he couldn’t pay him, deadmau5 said he’d do it for free.

Mark Stoermer of The Killers was spotted in the crowd during the sold-out Nine Inch Nails concert at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The band performed a second consecutive sold-out show on Saturday, Nov. 16 where skateboard legend Tony Hawk was seen with a group of friends in a VIP suite.
Also on Saturday, Street Drum Corps wrapped up its six month residency at Vinyl. The show featured performances with special guests Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit. Anaheim Angels baseball player Mark Trumbo was spotted inside the casino and Dr. Dre’s son Curtis “Hood Surgeon” Young was seen partying at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours.

Saturday, Nov. 16...

Legendary former professional skateboarder Tony Hawk was spotted enjoying a mid-day feast at the Pan-Asian destination Social House, located at The Shops at Crystals.

Later, that night Hawk was seen with a group of friends in a VIP suite at Nine Inch Nails' second consecutive sold-out show at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Street Drum Corps wrapped up its six month residency at Vinyl. The show featured performances with special guests Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit. Anaheim Angels baseball player Mark Trumbo was spotted inside the casino and Dr. Dre’s son Curtis “Hood Surgeon” Young was seen partying at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours.

Former NFL star and current TV analyst Donovan McNabb and nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton were spotted at TAO taking in the sounds of DJ Vice with friends.

Actor and producer Jeremy Piven was spotted at Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand enjoying beats provided by resident DJ Tiësto.

Sunday, Nov. 17...

Renowned actor Taye Diggs was spotted partying the night away at Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. “The Best Man Holiday” star made his way to the nightlife mecca just after midnight with a group of his New York friends and was said to be celebrating a close friends birthday.