Thursday, September 28, 2017

Do You Like To Play BINGO? Newly Renovated Room At The Plaza!


Home to the only bingo room in downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino debuted a renovated bingo hall on Sept. 27 to give guests an even better bingo experience and will offer higher prize amounts for its upcoming Super Bingo tournaments in October and December.

Located on the third floor of the Plaza, the bingo room will be refreshed with new carpet, chairs, and tables with 200 fixed base electronic bingo units and offer more charging stations and electrical outlets for guests to use. To celebrate the updates, the Plaza’s bingo room will offer free cake and champagne to bingo players at the 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. bingo sessions on Monday, Oct. 2

The Plaza holds Super Bingo tournaments every two months that draw nearly 1,000 people from all over the country to compete head to head with no linked games. For the final two Super Bingo events of 2017, occurring Oct. 8-10 and Dec. 3-5, the Plaza will raise each tournament’s prize amount to $200,000 with a daily $50,000 coverall.

Players come from as far away as Hawaii and Canada to Super Bingo to win big and socialize with like-minded bingo players. The Plaza Hotel & Casino offers a “bingo only” package for $130 that includes registration for the two-day Super Bingo tournament and complimentary lunch each day as well as “room-and-bingo” packages that start at $239 for a three-night stay. Super Bingo players also enjoy an open bar during all of the tournament sessions. Super Bingo registration is available online.

Already offering the highest payouts in the valley, Bingo at the Plaza will increase prize amounts with a new $10,000 CashBall bonus, resulting in up to $13,500 in bonus CashBall prizes per session, every day. High prizes and payouts coupled with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere has made bingo an important part of the Plaza experience and an integral part of the property’s continued success.

As bingo attracts new players all the time, the Plaza will host complimentary lessons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning Oct. 3, at 10:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. The 15-minute lessons will be led by the Plaza’s bingo ambassador, Reynz Ungos, who is tasked with ensuring all bingo guests feel at home and have a great time. For more about Bingo at the Plaza visit: www.plazahotelcasino.com/bingo.

Full Line-Up And Details For The Grow Your Own Festival


Grow Your Own Festival - The How to Grow Fresh, Organic Produce in Las Vegas Festival – announces stage lineup of live music and entertainment, chef stage and demonstration, kid’s activities, workshop lineup, and do-it-yourself activities available for FREE on Saturday, October 7th.  All taking place from 10am – 4pm at Vegas Roots Community Garden - 715 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas, the event is gearing up to be a full day of FREE activities and entertainment showcasing the valley’s top talents in music, food, urban gardening and farmers leading workshops and demos to get you digging in, with the know-how to grow year-round produce in Las Vegas.

Festival highlights include novice to advanced gardening workshops & displays, DIY demos hosted by Minimal Market, homemade yogurt and cheese making by Virgin Cheese, a Chef demo stage featuring local restaurants, El Dorado Cantina’s wine and beer garden, The Studio Place Greenline Re-design Fashion Show and Auction, a festival General Store with bulk organic seeds, keynote addresses by Zen Honeycutt, Founder of Moms Across America and Tami Canal, founder of the international grass roots movement, March Against Monsanto, a Vendor Village with dozens of community-minded, sustainable exhibitors, artisans and organic food - in addition to music, entertainment, and more!

The Lil’ Roots will enjoy the Las Vegas public premiere performance by John Paul Ouvrier as The Wizard of Youth 4 Kids LIVE! This premier entertaining show on health and fitness for kids includes comedy, music and puppets and makes learning the fundamental principles of health, FUN.  The Wizard and his rebellious dog, Rock Rock, teach children the secrets to staying healthy and young for the rest of their lives. Other junior gardener highlights include school garden clubs, garden rock art painting, a bugs and bat demo, treasure hunting, fairy gardens at Chloe’s Fairy Cottage and a Make and Take Station by Project Angel Faces.

For more information please visit www.growyourownfestival.com. For general inquires please email info@growyourownfestival.com.

GROW YOUR OWN FESTIVAL is made possible due to our Community Partners Garden Farms, Star Nursery, Wonder Soil, Ahern, El Dorado Cantina, Beauty Bar, Chipotle, 702 Farms, UNLV Rebel Recycling, The Studio Place, Savers, Nevada Partners, Nevada Energy Star Partners Green Alliance & GREENFest, the Wizard of Youth, Living Well Organic, Urban Seed, Hot 97.5FM, Q106FM, and Natural Awakenings of Greater Las Vegas. Produced by Red Mercury Entertainment.

*Artists and Schedule subject to change

MAIN STAGE

10:00am          Drum Circle Welcome & Lunaea Mystic Arts

10:30am          Wizard of Youth Live 4 Kids!
Join John Paul Ouvrier, the Wizard of Youth as he speeds through the Kingdom Of Health helping children grow up young and healthy

11:10am          The Studio Place Greenline Re-Design Fashion Show and Auction
Upcycled, student studio steam punk designed Halloween costumes available for auction

11:25am          Junior Gardeners Show & Tell
Clark County School District now boasts the largest outdoor garden classroom project in the country. Hear a couple of their stars speak about growing their own food.

12:00 pm        Paige Overton
Savor the soulful sounds of this up and coming singer songwriter

12:30pm         Zen Honeycutt, Founder, Moms Across America
Founder of Moms Across America, a national movement of Moms whose purchasing power goes to chemical-free foods

12:45pm         Peter Clark
Lead guitarist and vocals for Scotty and the Silver Dollar Prophets

1:15pm           The Studio Place Greenline Re-Design Fashion Show and Auction
Upcycled, student studio steam punk designed Halloween costumes available for auction

1:30pm           Kaylie Foster
Don’t miss this shining star named Las Vegas Weekly’s Best New Artist

2:00pm           Urban Seed Foundation
On a relentless mission to change the way the world is fed, starting locally in Las Vegas

2:15pm           Tami Canal, Founder, March Against Monsanto

2:45pm           Lady Reiko & the Sin City Prophets
A force to be reckoned with, powerhouse vocals and lyrics, come find musical sanctuary

GARDENING WORKSHOPS
Schedule below repeated morning and afternoon
·         How to Garden in Las Vegas: Beds, Buckets or Towers?
·         Container Gardening 101
·         Gardening with Your Kids
·         Growing Garden Towers
·         Hydro & Aquaponics
·         Fruit & Nut Trees in the Desert
·         Herb Gardens Galore
·         Composting 101: Dos, Don’ts, Worms & Whatnots

MINIMAL MARKET
DIY Demo Tent
·         A local Las Vegas company that encourages the community to adapt eco-conscious habits and provides minimal waste alternatives to single-use disposable plastics.
Minimal Waste Home- Clean & Green
·         DIY Bath & Beauty- Sustainable staples to make yourself
·         Home Food Preservation – Basic Methods for Canning the Desert’s Bounty

EL DORADO CANTINA
Chef Demo Stage
10:00am          Chef Mayra, Pura Vida Vegas
10:30am          Chef Donald Lemperle, VegeNation
11:30am          Chef  Johnny Church, Aureole & Create A Change Now
12:00pm          Shane Stuart, Rawmixologist, Gardens in a Glass
12:30pm          Chef Emily Brubaker, Urban Seed Foundation
1:00pm            Chef Paco, El Dorado Cantina
1:30pm            Ditchin’ Dairy: Yogurt, Cheese & Cream by Jodi & Virgin Cheese
2:00pm            Chef Stephen Cordaro, Humane Food 702
2:30pm            Chef Jahvon Colli, Sherry’s Taste of Jamaica
3:00pm            Chef Keidi, Living Superfood

LIL ROOTS
Junior Gardeners Stage

11:00am          Move and Groove Kid Yoga with Nicole Ders
12:00pm          Wizard of Youth Meet & Greet
12:30pm          Annie & Recycled Art
1:00pm            Home-made Slime
1:30pm            Bugs & Bats with Bryan
2:00pm            The Studio Place Greenline Re-design Fashion Show and Auction
2:30pm            Making Fairy Gardens with Chloe’s Fairy Cottage
3:00pm            Drum Jam with Cowtown Guitars

DETAIL OF PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

Wizard of Youth Live 4 Kids!
10:30am Main Stage
12:00pm Lil Roots Tent Meet & Greet
Join the Wizard of Youth as he speeds through the Kingdom of Health, helping children grow up young and healthy

Join John Paul Ouvier, The Wizard of Youth, as he speeds through the Kingdom of Health helping children grow up young with his dog Rock Rock, and his cat Deebles, watching out for the evil Dark Fitness! Now a TV show coming to a channel near you. Still the favorite board game and successful book used in the classroom; now we're on TV! Like our page and tell everyone you know! www.wizardofyouth.com

The Studio Place Greenline Re-design Fashion Show and Auction
11:10am & 1:15pm Main Stage
2:00pm Lil Roots Stage
Upcycled, student studio steam punk designed Halloween costumes available for auction

Sisters, Wynette and Lori Jones, have curated The Studio Place, a 501 (c)(3) Arts and Education program that serves as a gateway for youth ages 14-19 to obtain the necessary skills to graduate high school,  prepare for college, start their own business, or secure sustainable employment, by teaching The Business of Fashion Design. Embracing the challenge of upcycling garments from community partner, Savers, into Steam Punk style Halloween costumes, the students will see their garments form concept to commerce, with an end of festival auction! thestudioplace.org

Paige Overton
12:00pm
Main Stage
Savor the soulful sounds of this up and coming singer songwriter

"Best Local Country Act," Las Vegas Weekly 2010 Vegas' Best Reader’s Choice Poll
“Paige Overton and Co. are among the top local acts in town,” -Jarett Keene / Las Vegas CityLife 9/17/09
“This live show was one of the most unforgettable performances I’ve been to in a long time, worth seeing again and again,” -Braeden Ellis / www.examiner.com 8/31/09
“Call it whatever your fancy is … country alt, y'alternative or "Punky-Tonk" as the band terms it, this quartet… kicks out powerful catchy and juicy original music,” -By Moon London / MojoRepublik.com 2/08

Zen Honeycutt, Founder, Moms Across America
12:30pm
Main Stage
Founder of Moms Across America, a national movement of Moms whose purchasing power goes to chemical-free foods

ON Zen Honeycutt is the mother of three boys who struggled with allergies and autism symptoms until they went GMO Free and organic. She created Moms Across America, a national Coalition of Unstoppable Moms to raise awareness about GMOs and related pesticides, and discovered that thousands of Moms are seeing the same results. Moms Across America now has had over 600 leaders create nearly 900 events in the past 5 years, raising awareness with millions, shifting the market place to organic and creating healthy communities across the country and around the world. Zen has been featured on CNN, the Dr.Oz show, the Wall Street Journal, CSPAN, ABC 7 and more. She is an international speaker and writer. Her book UNSTOPPABLE will be available for presale at the Grow Your Own Festival. Zen grows her own food in a small backyard with her husband and three boys in Southern California. www.momsacrossamerica.com

Peter Clark
12:45pm
Main Stage
Lead guitarist and vocals for Scotty and the Silver Dollar Prophets

Kaylie Foster
1:30pm
Main Stage
Don’t miss this shining star named Las Vegas Weekly’s Best New Artist

This soulful singer-songwriter has many stardom-making talents in her skill set, but her warm, passionate and wholly genuine vocals stand apart. She knows when to hold back, and when to sing her heart out—and she makes it all seem effortless. soundcloud.com/kayliefostermusic. – Best Emerging Vocalist – Las Vegas Weekly 2017 www.facebook.com/KaylieFosterMusic/

Urban Seed Foundation
2:00pm
Main Stage
On a relentless mission to change the way the world is fed, starting locally in Las Vegas
Come hear how over the last decade, the Urban Seed team of experts in farming, engineering, food and technology have cultivated a relentless mission to change the way the world is fed.

Tami Canal, Founder, March Against Monsanto
2:15pm
Main Stage
Founder of March Against Monsanto, an international grassroots movement
against Monsanto corporation, a producer of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide and proven toxin.

Founder of March Against Monsanto, founded in response to the failure of California Proposition 37, a ballot initiative which would have required labeling food products made from GMOs. Advocates support mandatory labeling laws for food made from GMOs.  The initial march took place on May 25, 2013. Events took place in between 330 and 436 cities around the world, mostly in the United States. Many protests occurred in Southern California, and some participants carried signs expressing support for mandatory labeling of GMOs that read "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know", and "Real Food 4 Real People". Canal said that the movement would continue its "anti-GMO cause" beyond the initial event. Further marches have occurred annually in May, catapulting GMOs into a household term. www.march-against-monsanto.com

Lady Reiko & the Sin City Prophets
2:45pm
Main Stage   
A force to be reckoned with, powerhouse vocals and lyrics, come find musical sanctuary

A fusion of roots, rock and reggae, their presence commands attention. They are freedom fighters using music as their weapon. This 11-piece, high energy band has been rocking America’s West Coast since 2008. Lady Reiko is an eclectic group of musicians known for their dynamic instrumentation, conscious message and unique ability to get any crowd moving. www.ladyreikomusic.com/index.html

Family Fun Happens This Weekend At LVMS With 350 Fest


Fans attending Saturday’s Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are in for a treat.

 For the second consecutive year, LVMS will host “350 Fest,” a free daylong festival for race fans of all ages, in its spacious Fan Engagement Area before the night’s NCWTS playoff race. A kids zone, the third annual LVMS Show & Shine Car Show presented by Star Nursery to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities and a NASCAR driver autograph session are just a few of the highlights of the day’s lineup.

 A beer garden, food trucks, pet adoptions by The Animal Foundation, vendor booths, giveaways and entertainment also will be part of the festivities.

 Fans can enjoy 350 Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Pacific Time, and later that evening watch as the NCWTS’ biggest stars take to the 1.5-mile superspeedway for the 21st running of the 146-lap race. Children 12 and under will receive free admission to the race with a ticketed adult.

The kids zone will have inflatable rides, a bounce house, face painters, balloon artists and more. Hundreds of hot rods are expected for the Show & Shine, and winners will be crowned in a number of categories, including a kids’ choice. The car show winners will have the opportunity to drive their vehicles on the speedway for a victory lap before the evening’s race, and anyone wishing to register for the car show can do so online via this link.

 The green flag for the NCWTS race – one of the Round of 8 races in the truck series’ playoffs  – drops at 5 p.m., and the event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1. The track’s wildly popular Neon Garage opens at 8:30 a.m. and is free to all attendees, and practice sessions run from 8:30-9:25 a.m. and 10-10:55 a.m. In addition, the driver autograph session will take place from 1-2 p.m. in the Fan Engagement Area, and qualifying begins at 3:10 p.m.

 For race tickets, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to www.LVMS.com.

Photo Credit Jeff Speer

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Vegas Headliner Terry Fator Returned To AGT!

Terry Fator, Simon Cowell, Angie Fiore-Fatore

Wednesday night, 9/20 Mirage headliner and season two America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator returned to the AGT stage to perform a duet with fellow ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer. The two sang “Anything You Can Do” (I Can Do Better)  with help from Winston the Impersonating Turtle and Petunia. Terry has been a supporter of Darci’s since the beginning. The young ventriloquist went on to win the grand prize in the talent competition!

(800) 963-9634
www.TerryFator.com

Photo attached – credit Puppet Boy Entertainment

Samurai Warrior Exhibit Coming To The Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Arts

Honoring the culture, lifestyle and art of the samurai warrior through centuries of Japanese history, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will unveil its new exhibit, Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, on November 3.

The exhibit includes more than 50 pieces of samurai armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection, and will feature full suits of armor, helmets, weapons, horse armor, masks and more. The exquisitely crafted pieces represent the evolution of the samurai warrior’s appearance and equipment spanning 600 years from the 14th-19th centuries. During this time period, Japanese society recognized the advancement of the samurai as a great honor: from archers and swordsmen to an elite class of warriors respected for their military skills, refinement and intellect.

Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will feature objects that were used both for combat and ceremonial purposes. The pieces convey the complete story of the samurai, a part of the intellectual Japanese elite who not only fought in battle, but also practiced poetry and calligraphy.

“With each of our exhibits, we look to curate compelling collections that combine elements of history and culture, allowing guests to not only view stunning art pieces, but also learn about the context and significance,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of art and culture for MGM Resorts International. “The upcoming exhibit of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will embrace a vibrant Japanese art form so rich in tradition, history and creativity, unlike anything we’ve debuted before at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.”

This exhibit encompasses the entirety of samurai history to allow the visitor to see the evolution of armor as warfare progresses from bows and arrows to swords and guns. Intricate pieces such as lacquered metal helmets adorned with crests, and delicate, detailed armor capable of protecting the samurai in brutal combat, will be on display. Inside the gallery, visitors will experience the masterful craftsmanship of each object and the historical context of the samurai as they walk through this historical epoch in Japanese culture. 

“It is the combination of art and armor, the boundless creativity of the objects’ forms, and the aesthetics used by these fierce and cultivated warriors that drew us in to assemble our collection," said Gabriel Barbier-Mueller.

BGFA’s current exhibition, I Am The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, will close September 30 to make way for Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. The new exhibit will be on view November 3, 2017 through April 29, 2018.

Tickets to BGFA are $18 for adults; $16 for Nevada residents, seniors 65 and older, and students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For groups of 10 or more, the gallery offers special pricing of $12 per person. For additional information, call (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or visit bellagio.com/bgfa.

BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Guests may enjoy complimentary daily docent tours at 2 p.m., and private docent tours are available at an additional cost.

Hakkasan Nightclub Attracts Star Rappers & Artists

French Montana, Juicy J and Travis Scott
On Saturday, Sept. 23 the stars were out at Hakkasan Nightclub inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, as Wiz Khalifa, Louis Tomlinson, French Montana, Bebe Rexha, and Juicy J came to the premier venue to catch Travis Scott’s electrified performance.

Tomlinson, who arrived at 12:45 a.m. with an entourage of 18 guests, was fresh off his performance at the star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival earlier in the night. The “Back to You” singer, who was dressed casually in dark denim jeans and a black graphic t-shirt, was seated at a VIP table where he enjoyed cocktails and mingled with his guests before leaving close to closing time.

Meanwhile, chart-topping hip-hop artist French Montana entered the packed nighttime hot spot at approximately 2:30 a.m. with 10 guests, which included fellow rapper Juicy J. The two moguls were reportedly in the venue to watch Travis Scott’s performance. The hit-makers seemed to be in high spirits as they sipped on cocktails throughout the night at their VIP table. Later in the night, during Scott’s set, the two surprised the energetic audience when they jumped on stage to hype up the crowd as Scott performed his latest hits. The energy in the room was unbelievable when the DJ dropped “Unforgettable” as Montana and Scott danced and sang along to the top track together.

Wiz Khalifia
The party didn’t stop there as Wiz Khalifia and Bebe Rexha also arrived at the venue at around 3 a.m. Khalifia, who was in town to headline at Downtown Las Vegas’ Life is Beautiful Festival, brought a group of eight guests to the exclusive nightclub. Dressed in a flannel and baseball cap with several gold chains, the “Something New” rapper was seen enjoying cocktails and spending time with his girlfriend, model Izabela Guedes, for most of the night at his VIP table next to the DJ booth. Khalifia clearly enjoyed Scott’s high-energy performance as he was seen dancing and interacting with the crowd. Additionally, Rexha, who looked stunning in a bodycon pink dress, arrived with seven guests after performing earlier in the night at the iHeartRadio Music Festival with Tomlinson. The two were at the same VIP table for most of the night, as Rexha also stopped by Montana’s table to say hello to the rapper. Rexha appeared to be in high spirits as she sipped on cocktails and jammed along to Scott’s unbelievable set before leaving well into the early hours of the morning

Photo credit belongs to Joe Janet

BLOG FAVORITE!! Fright Dome Opens On 9/29! With New Zombie City!


Fright Dome - Opens Friday Sept 29th.
Visit frightdome.com for complete details and ticket sales.

Fun Facts About National Drink Beer Day On 9/28!


With National Drink Beer Day nationaltoday.com/us/national-drink-beer-day coming up tomorrow on September 28, I’m writing to suggest a story idea on a survey that proves Americans like beer even more than we thought.

Consider this:
Beer is America's #1 favorite drink to order at a bar.

To conduct the NationalToday.com Drink Beer Day Survey, the researchers at National Today www.nationaltoday.com—America’s favorite online destination to commemorate quirky and fun holidays—asked 2,000 Americans about everyone's favorite hoppy drink.

NATIONALTODAY.COM DRINK BEER DAY SURVEY
(survey of 2,000 Americans)

 BEER IS AMERICA'S FAVORITE SOCIAL DRINK

36% of Americans say their preferred drink when meeting friends at a bar is beer. Margaritas (17%) and wine (13%) come next, while cosmopolitans (5%) and gin and tonics (4%) round out the top 5.

 DOMESTIC BEERS MAKE AMERICANS HOPPY

67% of Americans prefer domestic beer, while only 33% prefer imported beer—domestic beer is doubly as popular as imports.

AMERICA'S TOP 10 MOST BEER-LOVING STATES

1.  Massachusetts: 51% (of people from Massachusetts love beer)
2.  Missouri: 50% 
3.  Wisconsin: 49%
4.  Oklahoma: 48%
5.  Arizona: 47%
6.  New Jersey: 46%
7.  Virginia: 46%
8.  Maryland: 45%
9.  New York: 44%
10.  Colorado: 43%

To learn more about National Drink Beer Day, you can visit nationaltoday.com/us/national-drink-beer-day/.While there, you can also read about other fun holidays, including International Coffee Day nationaltoday.com/world/international-coffee-day/ and National Boyfriend Day nationaltoday.com/us/national-boyfriend-day/.

Get Your Tix To Musical Project "East Of Eli" At Fremont Country Club


Famed actor and singer/songwriter Nathan West brings his stunning musical project East of Eli to the Fremont Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 30 alongside his wife, featured singer, and “Supergirl” star Chyler Leigh. The power duo step onstage together for an out-of-this-world performance of heavy synths and melodic vocals with supporting acts State to State and Las Vegas’ very own Almost Awake and Youth Fables. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are available now at www.smashmagazine.com or www.tickeyfly.com.

East of Eli is the stunning musical project from singer/songwriter Nathan West. Blending cinematic folk, pop melodies and modern electronic sound, East of Eli has been garnering both critical and popular acclaim since its formation in 2014. To date, East of Eli has released two singles off its upcoming album Lost Transmission.

On Feb. 14, 2017, East of Eli dropped its first single entitled, “Nowhere,” a love letter to West’s wife Chyler Leigh (“Supergirl,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), who makes her singing debut on the track, providing angelic harmonies throughout. The arrangement proves stunning, highlighting catchy melodies, soaring guitars, and deep synths, a reminder of their devotion to one another despite the challenges that come with both having careers in entertainment. The song debuted on People.com and spread worldwide.

East of Eli’s second single “Child’s Play” received commercial success, debuting on the iTunes Top 25 Dance Chart, the song detailing feelings of falling in love for the first time. It also features Leigh on back vocals. The electro pop anthem is an emotional coming of age story with West brilliantly detailing the confusion, excitement, and anticipation of first love. West confides “the reason behind the song was to help my son navigate the next five years of his life as he winces ever closer to the ‘coming of age’ years in his life. I felt sharing my experience would give him a much needed insight and perspective on what he may expect and let him know he has someone on his side that can relate to on his own journey.”

“Nowhere” and “Child’s Play” are off of East of Eli’s upcoming release Lost Transmission. Lost Transmission thematically draws its influence from all the transmissions sent to outer space in hopes of connecting with other intelligent life. It’s symbolic in nature of releasing a new album or song. The title track, “Lost Transmission” was written for West’s son Noah who is diagnosed with ADHD and autism. The song is an anthem intended to capture his son’s undivided attention to break through to the truth and beauty of who his son is becoming in spite of his own day-to-day struggles. The new album is the evolution of that journey, with songs dedicated to all three of his children, his wife, and himself.

East of Eli has received critical acclaim with American Songwriter Magazine noting West as an artist on the rise as well as being featured in such high-profile outlets as People Magazine, Hollywood Life, New York Post, Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family,” and more. East of Eli has also found success selling out top venues in the U.S. including Los Angeles’s Troubadour and New York’s Knitting Factory as well as headlining a sold out European tour in such cities as Paris, London, Berlin, Zurich, and more including a special performance at Liverpool’s famed Cavern Club where they received their ceremonial brick and future residency.

 For additional information, please visit www.601Fremont.com


Race Results From Kids Candy Grab At The Bullring At LVMS


It was a sweet night for California’s Jeremy Doss at the Keith Danser Kids Candy Grab at The Bullring on Saturday.

The Upper Lake, Calif., driver made his trip to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway short track count, doubling down to win both 35-lap NASCAR Super Late Models features on a cool and windy night. Doss, The Bullring’s 2014 Open Comp winner, was using the evening to test a new car in advance of the Oct. 21 Senator’s Cup Fall Classic, which will be highlighted by the Super Late Models 150.

Clearly, he liked what he saw and felt from the race car. “This is a brand new car, and that’s why we brought it here today to the local show to get her dialed in for the Open Comp race,” said Doss, who won the second race by 8.238 seconds. “We have a really good car. She showed a lot of speed in that last race, so I’m really looking forward to (the Oct. 21 event).”

Chuck Deguevara created a family trifecta of sorts when he joined son, Joe, and grandson, Ethan, as a Bullring winner. The elder Deguevara took the first NASCAR Super Stocks race of the evening after finishing .598 of a second ahead of Matt Larsen to earn his maiden voyage to the Winner’s Circle.

The second NASCAR Super Stocks feature also had a familial storyline, with Justin Kiser joining his brother, Jason, and father, Fred, as Bullring winners. Justin finished 2.351 seconds ahead of Matt Cunningham to take his first Bullring checkered flag. “I’d like to thank my brother, Jason, who pretty much paid for everything tonight,” Justin Kiser said. “I was the fastest car in the first feature, but I just couldn’t get around (the track) well. I got a good start on this one and just ran my line.”

Sam Jacks appeared to have won his third consecutive NASCAR Bombers race, but was disqualified after failing post-race tech inspection. His brother, Kyle, is credited with the victory after finishing second in the 25-lap event.  Divisional points leader Aaron McMorran led the field until falling out of the race with engine trouble on lap 17.

Payton Garofalo held off points leader Tyler Fabozzi by .073 of a second in a wreck-marred USLCI Legends 25-lap feature to claim his first career win at The Bullring. Garofalo weathered two re-starts after lengthy delays caused by a pair of multiple-car wrecks that sent several cars to the pits early.      “This feels awesome, it’s great,” Garofalo said. “I just had to focus and keep my mind set on what was in front of me and around me. I had to set my line well and make a good run at it.”

Points leader Ron Reed continued his dominance in the USLCI Thunder Cars division, winning for the eighth time this season by nearly nine seconds. Reed is poised to win his first Bullring track title when the regular season concludes in two weeks.

In the USLCI Bandolero division, Camden Larsen won his seventh Outlaws race of the season to extend his points lead and Amilleo Thomson took the checkered flag in the Bandits feature.

NEXT RACE: Eight season titles will be decided on Championship Night at The Bullring on Saturday, Oct. 7. It will be the final regular-season event at the short track for 2017.

Keith Danser Kids Candy Grab
Complete results

NASCAR Super Late Models 35-lap feature No. 1
1. Jeremy Doss; 2. Justin Johnson (-2.007 seconds); 3. Dezel West (-6.649); 4. Tyler Fabozzi (-7.056); 5. David Anderson (-9.561); 6. Peyton Saxton (-9.899); 7. Kayli Barker (-10.448); 8. Steve Anderson (-10.920); 9. Kayla Eshleman (-12.254); 10. Gary Clift (-15.467); 11. Stan Mullis (-5 laps); 12. Scott Gafforini (-13 laps); 13. Charlie Pike (-20 laps); 14. Chris Clyne (-21 laps); 15. Chuck Trickle (-32 laps).
NASCAR Super Stocks 25-lap feature No. 1
1. Chuck Deguevara; 2. Matt Larsen (-.598 of a second); 3. Justin Kiser (-1.116); 4. Mason Sargent (-2.380); 5. Don Sargent (-3.481); 6. Matt Cunningham (-7.459); 7. Johnny Spilotro (-10.580); 8. Dylin Smotherman (-17.341); 9. Vince Bianchi (-1 lap); 10. Scott Larsen (-1 lap); 11. Court Connell (-24 laps).
USLCI Thunder Cars 20-lap feature
1. Ron Reed; 2. Ed Hohman (-8.850 seconds); 3. Doug Germano (-16.038); 4. Darin Callaway (-1 lap).
USLCI Bandolero Outlaws 15-lap feature
1. Camden Larsen; 2. Matthew Cunningham (-3.697 seconds); 3. Cody Brown (-3.992); 4. Kaden Crouch (-9.813); 5. Tia Guy (-15.337); 6. Chloe Lynch (-18.896); 7. Jaron Giannini (-11 laps); 8. Ethan Deguevara (-12 laps).
USLCI Bandolero Bandits 12-lap feature
1. Amilleo Thomson; 2. Braden Conner; 3. Sabastian Lafia; 4. Owen Romzek; 5. Tuscan Nuccitelli; 6. Landon Gresser; 7. Levi Johnson; 8. Branch Danko; 9. Eliana Danko; 10. Alexis Bjork.
NASCAR Bombers 25-lap feature
1. Kyle Jacks; 2. Jim Merlino; 3. Jason Merlino; 4. Bob Rynda; 5. Robert Schumacher; 6. Zachery Nicholls; 7. Anthony Mann; 8. Steve Danko; 9. Mike Riefler; 10. Gary Griffiths Jr.; 11. Carl Duryee; 12. Adam Simon; 13. Aaron McMorran; 14. Mark Skinner; 15. Bradley Thompson; 16. James Menasco; 17. Sam Jacks (DQ).
USLCI Legends 25-lap feature
1. Payton Garofalo; 2. Tyler Fabozzi (-.073 of a second); 3. Devin Lane (-2.772); 4. Josh Ayers (-4.293); 5. Jace Jones (-5.487); 6. Brian Williams (-5.631); 7. Garrett Manes (-6.273); 8. Bruce Silver (-9.165); 9. Eddie Garone (-11.843); 10. Jeff King (-12.223); 11. Steven Cantrell (-14.056); 12. Scott Anderson (-16.214); 13. Jordan Holloway (-1 lap); 14. Kyle Cottrell (-2 laps); 15. Ray Hoffman (-3 laps); 16. Michael Todd Glazier (-12 laps); 17. Matthew Barnard (-12 laps); 18. Kole Raz (-12 laps); 19. T.J. Clark (-12 laps); 20. Robert Gayton (-12 laps); 21. Dylan Fabozzi (-12 laps); 22. Gary Scheurell (-12 laps); 23. Doug Sheldon (-12 laps); 24. Jaron Giannini (-12 laps); 25. Brian Barber (-13 laps).
NASCAR Super Stocks 25-lap feature No. 2
1. Justin Kiser; 2. Matt Cunningham (-2.351 seconds); 3. Chuck Deguevara (-4.115); 4. Matt Larsen (-6.359); 5. Johnny Spilotro (-8.263); 6. Dylin Smotherman (-12.348); 7. Mason Sargent (-13.166); 8. Scott Larsen (-2 laps); 9. Vince Bianchi (-23 laps); 10. Court Connell (-24 laps).
NASCAR Super Late Models 35-lap feature No. 2
1. Jeremy Doss; 2. Tyler Fabozzi (-8.238 seconds); 3. Peyton Saxton (-9.005); 4. Dezel West (-9.908); 5. Kayli Barker (-1 lap); 6. Justin Johnson (-1 lap); 7. David Anderson (-1 lap); 8. Scott Gafforini (-1 lap); 9. Kayla Eshleman (-1 lap); 10. Stan Mullis (-1 lap).

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Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89115
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www.lvms.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ja Rule Visits "Iron" Mike Tyson's Vegas Show


Rapper, producer and actor Ja Rule is the latest star to enjoy Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth – Round 2 at MGM Grand. Following the show, the New York natives met backstage to chat and take photos.

Enjoy A Vojito! Portion Of Proceeds Benefit Susan G. Komen


Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a portion of the proceeds from each Vojito cocktail purchase to Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada throughout the month of October.

Cabo Wabo’s original Vojito is handcrafted with Devotion Black and Blue vodka, fresh berries, fresh mint and lime juice, priced at $13. Guests also have the option of keeping the souvenir Vojito glass for an additional $10. From Sunday, Oct. 1, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, Cabo Wabo will donate $1 from each sale to Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to provide breast health education, screening and treatment services to medically underserved women in the area. Guests who purchase the Vojito during October will also receive a complimentary pink rubber wristband.

The restaurant opens daily at 8 a.m. More information about Cabo Wabo Cantina is available at www.cabowabocantina.com, by calling 702.385.2226, by following Cabo Wabo on Twitter twitter.com/cabowabolv and liking Cabo Wabo on Facebook www.facebook.com/CaboWaboLV/.  For more information about Hagar and his famous Cabo Wabo Tequila, guests may visit www.redrocker.com and www.cabowabo.com.

Grab A "Poppy Burger" After Watching "Kingsman The Golden Circle"


This fall, guests can combat hunger at Hard Rock Cafe by sinking their teeth into a blockbuster-inspired burger offered in partnership with MARV Films and Twentieth Century Fox. In celebration of the upcoming release, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Hard Rock is offering the new Poppy Burger at select locations around the world including Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip now through Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The Poppy Burger is a dangerously delicious take on the man-made burger prepared by the motion picture’s villain, Poppy, played by Julianne Moore.

“As godson to Hard Rock Cafe’s co-founder, Peter Morton, you can certainly say that I’ve always been a fan of the Hard Rock brand,” said Matthew Vaughn, Film Director and Producer of the Kingsman Series. “My first job was a bus boy in the Hard Rock Cafe and it is a brand that I will always love for the fond memories it gave me. I feel privileged they are now my partners.”

While sinfully enjoyable, in no way is this burger made with Poppy’s preferred ingredients! Hard Rock’s limited-time menu item begins with a juicy half-pound Certified Angus Beef® burger, basted with a bourbon whiskey glaze and topped with pulled pork, melted cheddar cheese, garlic aioli, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato.  Served on a sesame seed bun with a side of Golden Circles (onion rings), this burger is sure to impress both food and movie critics!

“Thanks to director, producer and long-time Hard Rock fan, Matthew Vaughn, Hard Rock’s latest collaboration is one of our most exciting and we are honored to work with such an incredible film,” said Stephen Judge, President of Cafe Operations at Hard Rock International. “The limited-time Poppy Burger allows fans to take their love for the film to the next level, and is the perfect excuse for dinner and a movie.”

Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip
3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Las Vegas NV 89109

For more information on Hard Rock’s new Poppy Burger visit, HardRock.com.

Photo credit: Hard Rock International

Pink Takes A Swing!

Popstar and iHeart Music Festival performer Pink stopped into Topgolf Friday afternoon for some family time. The singer, husband Carey Hart, and daughter Willow enjoyed a laid-back afternoon playing the golfing game from the venue’s first floor.

4627 Koval Ln
Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89109
(702) 933-8458
www.topgolf.com/lasvegas

Singing Group Little Mix Enjoys Some Sizzle At MAGIC MIKE LIVE


On Friday night (Sept. 22, 2017), international superstars and Multi-platinum female group, Little Mix, made a special appearance at Las Vegas’ sizzling new production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In town for a performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Ann Pinnock enjoyed the sultry performance from a VIP seating area, joining a packed audience as they danced and cheered. After the show, the pop superstars met with some of the MAGIC MIKE LIVE performers during an exclusive meet-and-greet.

MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is a sizzling 360 degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular guaranteed to bring on the heat. More information -  magicmikelivelasvegas.com/

Photo Courtesy of MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS