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

Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - The Flick Chicks
Director of Communications - Nevada Film Alliance

The Commissary Latin Kitchen Opens at the Downtown Grand

Downtown Grand Las Vegas’ newest eatery - The Commissary Latin Kitchen by acclaimed chef and internationally recognized restaurateur,  Richard Sandoval, recently opened in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Located on the first floor of Downtown Grand’s west tower,  The Commissary features three different cuisine concepts, each artfully designed and deliciously crafted by Sandoval. 

Open since late December 2013, The Commissary is decorated with reclaimed wood, high back leather chairs, and features a 140-seat patio. Guests can enjoy their choice of affordably priced and made-to-order Latin-inspired sandwiches (tortas), salads and soups; a selection of uniquely crafted burgers and milk shakes; and a rotisserie featuring Chef Sandoval’s mouthwatering spiced rub chicken, 12-hour smoked brisket, authentic Mexican tacos and burritos.

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The Commissary
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Congresswoman Dina Titus presents an official proclamation to Chef Sandoval
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The Commissary also boasts a coffee bar, named Lavazza Coffee Café, with offerings of world-class coffee drinks, delectable crepes, warm pastries, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt-granola parfaits and a selection of artisanal gelato flavors.
Chef Sandoval’s culinary empire, Richard Sandoval Restaurants (RSR), which Restaurant Hospitality recently named one of the “25 Coolest Multi-concept Companies, includes more than 37 concepts spanning Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C., as well as in Dubai, Mexico, Qatar and Serbia.  He is known for combining authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques to create new and unexpected concepts and cuisines such as modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian and Pan-Latin.

Later this winter, The Commissary will extend its hours after 10 p.m. as The Commissary After Dark – a candle-lit lounge and nighttime destination for great music, tequila flights and hand-crafted cocktails and Pan-Latin inspired small plates menu.

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The Commissary Bar
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Lounge area
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Coffee Cafe
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“Monday's Dark With Mark Shunock” Raises Over $10K for NSPCA

The January edition of “MONDAYS DARK” WITH MARK SHUNOCK, to benefit a local charity, was held Monday evening, January 20 inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 100% of all proceeds from this month's event, which included a celebrity red carpet and silent auction, went to fund  NSPCA (Nevada Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals).

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Mark Shunock
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The lineup of local entertainers who donated their time and talent to perform for the packed house in support of the worthwhile cause were Melody Sweets from ABSINTHE, Cheaza from PEEP SHOW, singers Jasmine Trias (AMERICAN IDOL finalist) and Ben Stone;  the cast of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, Adrian Zmed (star of TV, film and Broadway); Felice Garcia and Martin Kaye from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; Brandon Nix and Jason Oles from ROCK OF AGES; Travis Cloer from JERSEY BOYS and comedian/impressionist Scott Nevins from BRAVO’S THE PEOPLE’S COUCH.

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Ben Stone and Jasmine Trias
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Brandon Nix
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Mark Bennick and Murray Sawchuck
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Melody Sweets
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Scott Nevins
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Cast of Evil Dead: The Musical
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Becca Kotte, Wesley Faucher and Carrie St. Louis
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Cast of Raiding the Rock Vault
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Doug Aldrich
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LJ Harness and Tiffani Foote
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Morea Reveen and Anthony Cools
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Mrs. Senior Nevada 2012 Nicole Duffel
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Thanks to Mark Shunock's (who plays Lonny, the narrator, in the hit musical “Rock Of Ages”) passionate commitment to help those in need in our community, along with all the participating entertainers and everyone in attendance, over $10,000 was raised during the event to support NSPCA.

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Joe Bonamassa Unveils Memorabilia Case inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

American blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa unveiled his memorabilia case inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 20.

The display, located next to the Dragon Salon in the HRH Tower, includes a Versace suit, black leather shoes, sunglasses and a custom, limited-edition model of a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top guitar that were featured during the music legend’s sold-out show inside the Royal Albert Hall in London. During the legendary performance, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Eric Clapton hopped on stage for a special duet. The show was filmed for the “Joe Bonamassa Live from the Royal Albert Hall” DVD, which went platinum by selling more than 100,000 copies.

To help commemorate Bonamassa’s career milestone, the entertainment icon was joined by members of his band including drummer Anton Fig, also known as the drummer on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” and bassist Carmine Rojas. In addition, friend and founder of Chris Vranian and Bonamassa’s producer Kevin Shirley were present in support of the artist. A group of fans cheered as the curtain dropped to reveal the memorabilia display.

During his solo career, Bonamassa released 10 albums, four live CDs and three live DVDs, as well as two albums with rock band Black Country Communion.

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Warwick Stone and Joe Bonamassa
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The Knuttel Gallery Grand Opening at Venetian-Palazzo

The Knuttel Gallery, the first high-end art gallery located at the Venetian-Palazzo Resort, hosted its Grand Opening in Las Vegas on January 18. The gallery exclusively features the work of Irish artist Graham Knuttel, one of Europe’s most famous living figurative artists.

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The grand opening event included a ribbon cutting by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman & CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp; an artist reception featuring wine, champagne and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an unveiling of Graham Knuttel’s latest masterpiece, titled “Something's Brewing”, that captures “chefs doing what they do best”,  says the artist.

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Ribbon cutting by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman & CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
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Among the VIP guests in attendance were  Chefs Rick Moonen and Alex Stratta; Miss Asian Las Vegas;  Prince Lorenzo de Medici of TLC’s Secret Princes; actor Richard Burgi; celebrity magician Murray SawChuck with his wife, “Fantasy” dancer/Playboy Cyber Girl Chloe Crawford and his stage sidekick Doug “Lefty” Leferovich;  magic and music entertainers Jarrett and Raja; rockers John Payne from Raiding the Rock Vault, and Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot.

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Judy Thorburn and Grahan Knuttel (center) with Jarrett & Raja
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“I am so humbled by the tremendous turnout the gallery saw,” said Knuttel. “I have come to see Las Vegas as a second home and some of the city’s best have invited me in. It’s more than I could have hoped for.”

Knuttel’s work is instantly recognizable for its boldly colored canvases featuring characters with suspicious facial expressions and/or attitude and a playful dissonance. Many of Knuttel’s paintings and sculptures have come in themes with many depicting edgy chefs, nightlife settings, mobsters about to draw down on each other, anthropomorphic wildlife with flair, as well as a broad range of culinary subjects.

“Las Vegas’ vibrancy echoes the vibrant colors and characters I portray in my work. I have a great appreciation for how the city and my art play off of one another, and I am thrilled my showcase to the United States is located right here in Las Vegas, where extravagance and mischievousness attract tourists from all around the world. My art shares those same qualities and it’s exciting that I have this global platform to share my perspective,”said Knuttel.

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Graham Knuttel’s paintings and sculptures have been acquired by an array of celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Colin Firth, Michael Stipe, and Viscount Linley, the nephew of Queen Elizabeth. Director John Herzfeld commissioned Knuttel to paint Robert De Niro. Several prestigious institutions such as Goldman Sachs and the William Morris Agency have also counted Knuttel canvases among their displayed art.

The gallery is curated by Knuttel Worldwide Ventures, a partnership between the artist and Las Vegas-based Redhills Ventures.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Celebrate Chinese New Year

In celebration of the Year of the Horse during Chinese New Year, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has unveiled an eye popping, festive display free for guests to enjoy through March 1, that boasts rich cultural meaning and honors the stallion symbolizing happiness and luck.

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The design of the Conservatory’s tranquil temple is guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui – the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy. Each garden within the Chinese New Year display incorporates water, ensuring a positive flow of energy; and the three friends of winter – pine, bamboo and plum, symbolizing perseverance, integrity and modesty, respectively.

Clusters of red silk lanterns and red firecrackers, believed to ward off evil as they represent happiness and prosperity, hang dramatically from the Conservatory’s ceiling.

The display’s bold centerpiece features seven life-size horses on a lush three-tier mountain while a majestic gold stallion rears at the mountaintop; the total number of eight represents good fortune. Cascading waterfalls drift down the mountain into a tranquil pond filled with more than 150 Koi fish while two giant red lanterns illuminate the sky overhead.

At the Conservatory’s entrance, symbolizing good fortune and nobility is an 18-foot-tall custom-made Chinese money tree, with 384 oversized gold-leafed coins on its branches and mounds of I-Ching coins, a traditional Chinese symbol for money, surrounding its bases.  At the garden’s corners, four ding pots, ancestral vessels that protect against bad fortune, burn incense from their peaks for good luck.

A zig-zag bridge extends from both sides of the Chinese-style pavilion in the North Garden, providing a difficult route for negative energy and bad spirits. “Lucky” children, each embellished with 1,800 multicolored flowers including carnations, spider mums and Fuji mums, bring life to the display as they play near the peaceful pavilion. In the South Garden, three floral children frolic throughout the luminous Bromeliads.

This garden provides a serene stage for the Las Vegas-based Beijing Trio to perform traditional folk and pop music with authentic Chinese instruments from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., nightly. The musicians arrive to the stage through an ancient moon gate, serving as an inviting entrance into the Lunar New Year celebrations.

Legend has it that Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year.  Twelve came. The seventh animal in the Asian zodiac is the headstrong horse. Those born in the Year of the Horse tend to be energetic, good with money and very fond of travel. 

On view through March 1, the Chinese New Year exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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

HYDE BELLAGIO will celebrate its two-year anniversary Saturday, Jan. 25. The high-energy, boutique nightclub overlooking the famed Fountains of Bellagio will toast the occasion with a live set by Sayers Sessions Band.

The LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino announced it has had another record-breaking winner of its annual ultimate pro football handicapping contest, the SUPERCONTEST.  David Frohardt-Lane, from Chicago, won $542,850 by having the best record, plus also winning a $15,000 bonus for selecting over 67% winners, making for a total first place prize amount of $557,850. Frohardt-Lane's record for the season was 55-26-4 and his winning percentage was 67.9% (excluding ties).  The Detroit native plans to donate half of his winnings to GiveWell, a nonprofit that evaluates other charities.

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Prolific jazz writer, commentator, educator, documentarian and former publicist ARNOLD J. SMITH recently donated the entirety of his vast jazz collection to the UNLV Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center. The collection – with a total value that has yet to be estimated – has begun making its way from Smith’s home in Brooklyn, New York, with the complete move anticipated to take several months. The collection includes more than 10,000 LPs (10”and 12”); hundreds of self-recorded and edited cassettes and open reel tapes (many of rare concerts); jottings, posters, artwork, and various memorabilia. It will be accessible to students, faculty and interested public for listening and research purposes in UNLV’s climate controlled facility.

In addition to the collection, Smith also is conducting a series of lectures at UNLV – the first of which was on Oct. 26 on Duke Ellington entitled “ASPECTS OF DUKE.” Topics covered included Ellington’s Train Songs, the gestation of the Sacred Concerts, Symphonic Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn’s contributions.  Audio and rare video footage were used, all of which will eventually be housed at UNLV.

The date of the next Arnold Jay Smith lecture, Louis Armstrong In Hollywood, has yet to be announced.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF NEVADA (CISN) and TEACH FOR AMERICA (TFA) are joining efforts to develop a COLLABORATIVE ACADEMY AND WRAPAROUND SERVICES PROJECT in turnaround high schools throughout Clark County School District (CCSD). A grant award totaling $6 million for both agencies from Elaine Wynn will fund the first-of-its-kind project over a three-year implementation period. The endeavor aims to significantly improve student academic achievement.

Cirque du Soleil has announced the creation of a new division, CIRQUE DE SOLEIL THEATRICAL. SCOTT ZEIGER, co-founding partner of BASE Entertainment, will serve as President and Managing Director of the new division.Zeiger will develop unique theatrical opportunities for Cirque du Soleil. Based on traditional theatrical practices, these new productions will be created using the Cirque du Soleil signature style and aesthetic but will provide a very different experience for Cirque du Soleil audiences. This new division will be based in New York City and will continue to promote Cirque du Soleil’s on-going strategy of diversifying its content and live-entertainment activities worldwide. BASE Entertainment will continue to thrive under the strong leadership of its CEO and co-founder Brian Becker, and Scott Zeiger will take on his new responsibilities at Cirque du Soleil Theatrical beginning March 3, 2014.

Kenyans Connect and WATU & Co. in collaboration with the Embassy of Kenya – Washington, D.C. will be hosting a WELCOME RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE VISITING KENYA RUGBY SEVENS TEAM attending the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament being played at Sam Boyd Stadium on Jan. 24, 25, and 26, 2014. The welcome reception will be held at Body English inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. This exclusive hosted event will be an appreciation for the team, their efforts and successes, and an opportunity for fans and guests to meet and mingle. The guest of honor will be Ambassador Jean Njeri Kamau, Charge d’Affaires - Embassy of the Republic of Kenya with the semi-private networking affair also being attended by sponsors and other invited guests. Sponsors include UAP Insurance Kenya, Capital FM Kenya, and Kenya Rugby 24/7.

BONKERZ COMEDY CLUB has joined forces with HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION ROOM to present a COMEDY NIGHT that kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 23 with a special performance by funny lady KATHLEEN DUNBAR.  Joining Kathleen for the evening are emcee LOU MAGELOWIZ and the comedian Esquire Magazine called “the ugliest comedian in America,” WARREN DURSO. The event will take place in Foundation Room’s Shangri-La Room on the 63rd floor atop Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Bar service and an appetizer menu with selections from Foundation Room’s International Cuisine menu will be available for purchase. Tickets to the comedy night are $15 and may be reserved by calling the Foundation Room Concierge during business hours at 702/632.4803. Guests must be 21 and over to visit Foundation Room and Proper Dress is required (no torn jeans, caps, athletic wear, sneakers or shorts).

Former Major League player Jose Canseco is scheduled to appear and play in the 6th ANNUAL ANTE4AUTISM POKER EVENT in the Grand Event Center on Sunday, January 26 at 7-PM at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, in an effort to raise money for Autism Speaks. Professional Poker player and Co-Host, who is a good friend of Jose’, said “He is very excited to join us this year and looks forward to a fun evening”.

In addition, “We have a host of other celebrities joining us” said Doug Krinsky, who will be co-hosting the Ante4Autism Poker Event with Karina Jett.  The following great actors, entertainers and professional poker players scheduled to appear include: Magician Michael Turco (appeared on the sixth season of "America's Got Talent");  Actor Nick Tate (movie "The Great Gatsby", the TV series "Pretty Little Liars"); Actor Jeremy London(TV series "Party of Five", "I'll Fly Away" and "7th Heaven";  Actor Nicholas Gonzales (movies "Behind Enemy lines Part II:  Axis of Evil", and "Anacondas:  The Hunt for the Blood Orchid"); Actor Bill Parks (TV series as "The Middle", "Justified" and "2 Broke Girls"); Actor Bill Krause (TV series "Charmed");Actor Josh Emerson ("NCIS”); Actor Mike Hughes (the boy with autism in "Mercury Rising”); Actor Erik Aude (TV series "NCIS LA" and "Parenthood" as well as being a professional poker player);  Actor Omar Gooding (TV's  "Hanging with Mr. Cooper"); Actor, Dante Basco (Rufio in the movie “Hook”).

Co-Hosts want to invite everyone out to play in the poker tournament or stop by to watch the action. There will also be a silent auction of great sports memorabilia, jewelry, and entertainment items for everyone to bid on. Walk up players are welcome and donations can be made that night to support the event.  Co-Host Randy Coconis stated, “We have plenty of room for everyone to play and look forward to another record crowd”.

The buy in for this event is $125, with rebuys and add-ons available for only $40.  $100 of each entry goes directly to Autism Speaks.   All players will receive an Autism Speaks pin for entering, and light snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the event.  All final table players will receive great merchandise prizes, and the winner will also receive the Grand Champion winner’s plaque!   Complete details of the event are on the web site and participants can register online now.

In celebration of their recent opening, custom patisserie GIMME SOME SUGAR BAKE SHOPPE, is teaming up with Three Square Food Bank to support hunger relief programs in the area. From Tuesday, Jan. 28 through Saturday, Feb. 2, Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe is donating 15% of all sales (excluding alcohol) to the local food bank’s efforts.The Bake Shoppe is located at 19 S. Stephanie Street, Suite 150 in Henderson, conveniently located just off the I-215.

After an explosive 10th anniversary season, REHAB inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas prepares for another thriving summer with four days of CASTING CALLS from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, Tuesday, Jan. 28, Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4 inside Body English Nightclub & Afterhours.  Available positions are: Model cocktail servers; Bartenders; Barbacks; Lifeguards; Food runners; Cashiers; Cabana attendants; Security officers.  Group interviews will take place inside Body English Nightclub & Afterhours. Job-seekers should bring their resumes and wear their best swim attire as photos will be taken. REHAB 2013 team members are encouraged to audition. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID.

Disney Theatrical Productions will hold AN OPEN CALL AUDITION for male dancers for both the Broadway and upcoming North American touring productions of NEWSIES, the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical smash, in Las Vegas on Friday, January 31 at 4pm at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel (375 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas). This audition will be first come, first serve and is for technically-trained Equity and non-Equity male dancers between 16 – 22 years old of all ethnicities who can tap and sing well. All dancers should bring sneakers, tap shoes, kneepads and a photo/resume.  
The MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET COMPANY will perform the timeless love story CINDERELLA at The UNLV Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m as part of the Charles Vanda Master Series.  Tickets to the Moscow Festival Ballet are $25-$40-$55-$75 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or online at Student rush tickets are $13 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. A $1.50 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets.

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CHUCK NEGRON, formerly of Three Dog Night, will perform chart-topping songs at the Suncoast Showroom, February 8 and 9. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office.

Following a 10 year absence from live performing, and an additional 10 years since appearing in Las Vegas, singer HELEN REDDY is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom February 15 and 16.Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office.

In line with the resort’s 15 year anniversary and “15 Years of Fun” campaign, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Rampart Casino has enhanced its entertainment options with the addition of BONKERZ COMEDY CLUB. The new venture will offer guests endless laughs weekly starting this February. Located at Edge Lounge, the new Bonkerz Comedy Club will provide an ultra chic setting, full bar and some of Las Vegas’ and nation’s best comics every Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets for each event will be $15 per person, including LET (live entertainment tax), and will include a complimentary drink.

Ladies wishing to commiserate, rather than celebrate, on Friday, Feb. 14, are welcome to attend ROCKHOUSE'S ANNUAL “DON'T BRING YOUR BOYFRIEND TO THIS BAR” PARTY. Located at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, the ultra-dive bar will offer lovelorn females half-priced “Chick Drinks,” available all day.

XPOSED! the ultimate LGBTQ pool party of 2014 will make a splash this spring at the all-new Tropicana Beach Club, where guests will enjoy a breathtaking pool area complete with  two Olympic-sized sand volleyball courts, two heated pools, waterfalls, palm trees and luxury daybeds and cabanas.  Featuring live entertainment, celebrity guests and all of the hottest DJs, Xposed! will revolutionize the LGBTQ day club experience as the only beach club on the Strip to offer a Saturday gay pool party.

Celebrity Sightings:

Monday, Jan.20...

Actor and stand-up comedian, Brad Garrett, dined at Michael and Jenna Morton's all-new restaurant, CRUSH eat, drink, love, at MGM Grand.

Sunday, Jan. 19...

Divas star Frank Marino had a surprise guest, when Neil Patrick Harris turned up in the audience of his long-running show at The Quad Resort & Casino. The actor, who is preparing for his upcoming role in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, was at the show to do some drag research through Marino and his cast of the world’s best female impersonators.

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Neil Patrick Harris and Frank Marino
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Seen partying at TAO was model and actress Brooklyn Decker continued her friend’s weekend bachelorette celebration at LAVO Italian Restaurant.

Saturday, Jan. 18...

Noted nightlife photographer Kirill took over LAVO's Saturday Party Brunch to host a daytime installment of his Las Rageous party, complete with his signature champagne facials. Seen partying at a table in the center of the action, Tiesto celebrated his 45th birthday at the wild midday affair. The superstar DJ was surprised with a cake presented by Kirill as the room cheered.

Saturday evening, model and actress Brooklyn Decker celebrated a friend's bachelorette party at TAO.

Kirill also made a late night stop to TAO Nightclub where he hopped in the DJ booth to salute DJ Politik.

Immediately following the star-studded AVN Adult Entertainment Expo Awards, adult entertainment star Jesse Jane hosted the official AVN after-party at PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace.

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Resident DJ and turntable icon Tiësto celebrated his birthday at Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino where the electronic music sensation was presented with an eye-catching four-tiered cake adorned with his iconic emblem.

As the night continued, pop icons Nick and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers were spotted partying the night away in the main room of the nightlife complex. Said to be celebrating a close friend’s bachelor party, the brothers mingled with friends and even made their way into the DJ booth to spend some time with the birthday honoree, Tiësto.  Earlier in the evening before hitting the nightclub, Nick and Joe Jonas kicked off their night inside Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant.

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Actor and comedian, Jamie Kennedy, dined at Michael and Jenna Morton's all-new restaurant, CRUSH eat, drink, love, at MGM Grand.

Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas hosted Sin City’s sexiest party with special guests Penthouse's 2013 Pet of the Year® Nicole Aniston and her successor 2014 Pet of the Year® Lexi Belle, Vanessa Veracruz, Yurizan Beltron and Abigail Mac, among others.

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Vanessa Veracruz, Yurizan Beltron, Lexi Belle, Nicole Aniston, and Abigail Mac
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Friday, Jan. 17...

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas unveiled its new social club Rose. Rabbit. Lie.  Actor Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka enjoyed the 10 p.m. canto of Vegas Nocturne from the venue’s VIP Boxes with a group of friends.  Afterwards, the “How I Met Your Mother” and friends ended the night with cocktails in Rose. Rabbit. Lie.’s exclusive VIP area.

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Rose. Rabbit. Lie grand opening at the Cosmpolitan
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Neil Patrick Harris at grand opening of Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Jan. 17 2014
Neil Patrick Harris at Rose. Rabbit. Lie grand opening at the Cosmpolitan
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Pop star, Joe Jonas dined with Jeff Beacher of Beacher's Madhouse and some friends at Michael and Jenna Morton's all-new restaurant, CRUSH eat, drink, love, at MGM Grand.   

Legendary DJ icon and Hakkasan Nightclub resident Tiësto gathered with close friends at the southwest corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard, directly across from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, to kick off his birthday celebration. At the stroke of midnight, the sky lit up with a surprise firework display to commemorate the turntable sensation’s official birthday.

The celebration continued inside the nightspot as international turntable superstar Calvin Harris celebrated his 30th birthday. Spotted wishing fellow resident a Happy Birthday was Tiësto as he made his way into the DJ booth while Harris spun his hits.

In addition to the birthday festivities, Hakkasan Nightclub was a star-studded affair as Joe Jonas, Scott Eastwood, Jeremy Irvine and Miguel were spotted partying the night away in the fourth level of the complex. Singer, musician and actor Joe Jonas made his way into the destination along with a group of friends and took his place at his VIP booth located on the main stage next to the DJ booth.

Just a table a way was actors Scott Eastwood and Jeremy Irvine. Close to 2:30 a.m. GRAMMY Award-winning artist Miguel made his way into the Ling Ling Club where he joined the birthday celebrations and partied in the DJ booth alongside Tiësto and Calvin Harris.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris and friends made a late night stop to Marquee Nightclub enjoying the sounds of Gareth Emery.

PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace welcomed the adult entertainment industry’s sexiest ladies as they hosted the Penthouse® after-party at the award-winning mega-club along with the 2014 Pet of the Year Lexi Belle, 2013 Pet of the Year Nicole Aniston, Adriana Luna, Heather Starlet, Celeste Star and Capri Cavanni, among others.

Thursday, Jan. 16...

Magicians Criss Angel and Nathan Burton, comedian Pete Giovine, former UFC fighter Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson and Jeff Beacher of Beacher’s Madhouse were all spotted attending Vegas Nocturne, the anchor entertainment at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.Angel, Burton and several guests enjoyed small plates and hand-crafted cocktails while taking in the 10 p.m. Canto of Vegas Nocturne.  Later that same evening, Giovine and Beacher experienced the midnight Canto while Ferguson and friends celebrated in Rose. Rabbit. Lie.’s exclusive VIP area.

Beverley and Alfonso with Criss Angel
Beverly & Alfonso with Criss Angel

Piff and Mr. Piffles with Criss Angel
Piff & Mr. Piffles with Criss Angel

Late Wednesday evening, Jan. 15...

Sexy adult film star Katie Morgan arrived at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club for a night of partying

Katie Morgan on the Red Carpet
Katie Morgan on the red carpet at Crazy Horse III
Photo credit: Jeff Regazzo

DJ IKON Dropping Beats
DJ Ikon dropping beats at Crazy Horse III
Photo credit: Jeff RegazzoO