Thursday, August 25, 2016

Titanic's First Officer Items Now On Display Here In Las Vegas Exhibition

Titanic Button
First Officer William Murdoch's toiletry kit
In commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the discovery of RMS Titanic’s wreck site, six personal possessions belonging to First Officer William Murdoch will be on display for a limited time at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino starting Sept. 1. The artifacts, which will be on exhibit in Las Vegas through October before heading to the Orlando Exhibition, have only been available for public viewing once in 2012.

“Due to our continued research of our collection and Titanic, First Officer Murdoch is one of a handful of passengers and crew members whom we were able to directly identify personal possessions,” said Alexandra Klingelhofer, vice president of collections for Premier Exhibitions, Inc. “It is extremely difficult to link the artifacts to passengers aboard the ‘Ship of Dreams’ unless they are enclosed in a protective suitcase or other leather casing with the passenger’s name or initials inscribed. Murdoch’s discovery is incredible because it gives us the chance to help tell a story that was thought to be lost with the great ocean liner.”

First Officer Murdoch was on the bridge when the “Unsinkable Ship” collided with the iceberg that fateful night in 1912 and desperately tried to save the Ship before assisting passengers into lifeboats. Murdoch’s recovered belongings include a toiletry kit, which contained a shoe brush, an official White Star Line officer’s button, a straight razor, a pair of long-johns and a smoking pipe.

Some of the following clues that link the artifacts directly to Murdoch include:
·         Toiletry Kit: William Murdoch’s initials, “W.M.” are clearly embossed on the leather bag.
·         White Star Line Officer Button: Officers were given uniforms, but needed to purchase their own buttons, making easily-accessible spares necessary.
·         Straight Razor: For many years, Murdoch sported a mustache, but with marriage and entrance into the Royal Navy Reserve, he shaved it off.
·         Long-Johns: Officers and crew members had multiple pairs of long-johns, which would have been necessary for Murdoch’s frigid overnight shifts.

Born to a Scottish seafaring family in 1873, William Murdoch was destined for the sea. On April 14th, First Officer Murdoch entered Titanic’s bridge shortly before 10:00 p.m. to begin his watch and relieve Officer Lightoller. As soon as the lookouts spotted the iceberg, Murdoch—in a matter of seconds—gave the order “Hard-a-starboard!” and then telegraphed the engine room “Stop. Full speed astern.” He then threw the switch to close the watertight doors. Once the situation was realized, Murdoch spent the remainder of his time loading the starboard lifeboats. First Officer Murdoch did not survive the sinking.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes guests on an emotional journey through the life of the legendary ship. Along the way, visitors learn countless stories of heroism and humanity, paying tribute to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face tragedy. For more information and ticket prices for both Exhibitions locations, please visit www.premierexhibitions.com.

Luxor Hotel & Casino
3900 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 262-4000

Are You Going? Psycho Pool Party At The Hard Rock!


Psycho Pool Party
Pool | Doors 12:00 P.M. | Ages 6+*

With Performances By:

MUDHONEY • MAC SABBATH • ELECTRIC CITIZEN • GOLDEN VOID • MOTHERSHIP • FATSO JETSON • GREENBEARD

*Tickets will NOT be sold at any Hard Rock Box Offices. Admission included to PSYCHO POOL PARTY with purchase of 3-Day Festival Pass.  Tickets - www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-events/entertainment/thief-presents-psycho-pool-party-pool-doors-12-00-p-m/2235

Hard Rock Hotel
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702)693-5000

5 Dishes - 5 Drinks - $49 At SLS Vegas!


Taste the good life and enjoy five drinks and five dishes from our delicious restaurants for under $50! 🍴

2535 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(855) 761-7757
slshotels.com/lasvegas/

New Fall Sips Coming To Hard Rock Cafes Here In Vegas!

Peachy Keen Punch, Spiced Cinnamon Mule and Blackberry Peach Bramble,
Fall back and relax with Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas’ new, Bold Sips packed with distinct flavors, rustic colors and just the right amount of spice.

The new sips will be available at both the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip and Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel locations from Monday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 13 and include:

·         Mango Tequila Sunrise – perfect for morning, noon or night, dive into this mix of Cuervo Gold Tequila, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, orange juice, Finest Call Mango Purée and grenadine
·         Peachy Keen Punch – the irrespirable flavors of Patrón Silver Tequila, Pyrat XO Rum, Peach Reál, Monin Orgeat and pineapple juice really pack a punch
·        Spiced Cinnamon Mule – ABSOLUT Vodka, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Monin Spiced Brown Sugar, fresh lime and ginger beer come together to kick up this mule
·         Blackberry Peach Bramble – Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas’ twist on this classic cocktail combines The Botanist Gin, fresh blackberries, Peach Reál and house-made lemonade, finished with Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
·        Rush On The Rocks – a mix of Crown Royal Maple Whisky, apple juice, house-made sweet and sour mix, and Monin Spiced Brown Sugar, served with a Cajun sugar ‘n spice rim

Each cocktail comes in a Hard Rock Cafe souvenir Mason jar, available for $14.99 with refills for $10.49 (plus tax).

Hard Rock Strip
3771 S Las Vegas Blvd #120,
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 733-7625

Hard Rock Cafe
4475 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702-733-8400

Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cage

It's Jazz Baby! Tonight At The Golden Tiki! NO COVER


Tonight and Every Thursday! Live Jazz w / The Sharps followed by DJ Tone Def after. It all starts at 8pm. FREE!
No Cover. Only at The Golden Tiki!
3939 Spring Mtn Rd. Corner of Spring Mtn and Valley View. Chinatown - Las Vegas

Celeb Sightings In Vegas! NBA Star Dines Out...Where?

NBA star Rasheed Wallace was seen celebrating his nephew’s 21st birthday Wednesday afternoon at Carmine’s in The Forum Shops at Caesars. Joined by family, the group sat at the bar and enjoyed happy hour bites and cocktails. Carmine’s staff presented the birthday boy with a gigantic Titanic sundae.

OPENING Today! Amorino Gelato At The LINQ! SWEET!


European gelato brand, Amorino, has brought the magic of authentic traditional Italian ice cream to The LINQ Promenade with the opening of its flagship U.S. location. Amorino, widely considered by Europeans to be one of the best gelato brands in existence and known for its unique flower-shaped gelato, certified vegan sorbets and all natural flavors, is located at the west end of the LINQ promenade by the Las Vegas Strip. The new 1,500-square-foot space accommodates up to 50 people and features a fireplace, sofas and other plush seating to provide comfort and respite to locals and tourists alike.

Amorino never use coloring agents or artificial flavoring and offers gluten free and certified vegan options. Each ingredient is sourced from worldwide locales so they’re at their peak when used in the gelato recipe such as mango Alphonso from India, Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, chocolate from Ecuador and Pistachio Bronte from Sicily. In every Amorino shop there is a fixed variety of 24 flavors as a well as a new and delicious seasonal flavors. Each Amorino store also offers authentic tasting decadent treats such as gelato filled macarons and artisanal chocolates. Patrons may also choose from a quality selection of breakfast pastries and a variety of beverages including coffee and real Italian espresso and cappuccino. Amorino Las Vegas is owned by Jeremy Decherchi and Nicolas Mouillon who also own and operate the Amorino located at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, 625 S. Grand Central Parkway.

To celebrate their opening by giving back to the community, Amorino will launch a month-long icon donation drive benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada from August 25 through the end of September. Guests who visit either of the two gelato locations and donate at last $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, will receive 10% off a gelato cone or cup sized classic or larger.

 “We’re so thrilled to open Amorino’s U.S. flagship store on the famed Las Vegas Strip, in an iconic location like the LINQ Promenade,” said co-owner Jeremy Decherchi. “We are also honored to be partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They are such a great organization and we are excited to give our patrons a great discount for contributing to this worthy cause.”

Hours of operation are Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. – midnight; Friday to Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Amorino at The LINQ Promenade is located:

3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
For more information visit www.amorino.com.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Donate To Children's Heart Foundation - Receive A FREE Sub!


Children’s Heart Foundation and Jersey Mike’s Subs partner on a tasty fundraiser!
     
Receive a free regular-size sub at Jersey Mike’s Subs with a minimum of a $2 donation to Children’s Heart Foundation during the Grand Re-Opening of Jersey Mike’s Subs in Las Vegas.
                 
Wednesday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 28
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Print out the flyer at: chfn.org/jersey-mikes/

Participating Las Vegas Locations:
 2101 N. Rainbow Blvd. #101 
9540 W. Flamingo Rd. (only valid at participating locations listed on flyer).

Get On Over To Ditch Friday & Win Life Is Beautiful Tix!


Want @lifeisbeautiful tickets? Just say the word! Follow @palmspoollv for the password to win tickets during #ditchfridays

Decadent Chocolate! Book Your In-Cabin Experience On The High Roller


Chocolate has the power to transform a casual bite into a deep, multi-sensory experience. Journey 550 feet into the air on the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, as it launches the in-cabin chocolate tasting experience with Ethel M Chocolates on Thursday, Sept. 1. This is the first tasting experience of its kind in North America where guests will learn about the origins of chocolate and how the pieces were created, all while focusing their attention on the aroma, taste and texture. The 30-minute (one rotation) adventure includes a chocolatier ambassador showcasing five different types of pieces and the story behind them.

Upon arrival, each guest will receive one voucher for a complimentary glass of wine which can be picked up in the Sky Lounge prior to boarding. From there, they embark upon the High Roller where their immersion into the world of chocolate begins. The chocolatier will advise guests to clear their minds and palates as the first piece is featured. They will be encouraged to smell then savor every single bite. Interaction and engagement are encouraged so participants can compare and contrast their sensations and textures. Ethel M will set out various signature and popular pieces, as well as exclusive seasonal pieces when available.

"We love creating new and exclusive ways for guests to experience the best views of the city. In this particular case, it's all the more unique since Ethel M is also based in Las Vegas," says Bob Morse, president of hospitality, Caesars Entertainment. "It was obvious that with Ethel M's history, loyal customer base and incredible attention to detail, they would be an excellent partner to make this vision a reality."

“We’re excited to introduce and share Ethel M Chocolates in a unique way to new and loyal customers,” says Oren Young, general manager of Ethel M Chocolates. "Only in Vegas can guests ride the world’s tallest observation wheel while enjoying locally handmade gourmet chocolates."

Guests may book in advance or upgrade their current general admission ticket for an additional $15 per person.

Tastings are available every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the final experience of the night taking place at 8 p.m. Standard admission pricing is $52 per person. A private cabin can be purchased for $1,500. Each chocolate tasting cabin can accommodate up to 15 guests.

To make a reservation or for more information, please call (702) 322-0593 or visit www.HighRollerLV.com.

Hours
Mon: 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Wed: 1:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu - Sun: 10:00 am - 1:00 am

3545 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(866) 328-1888
www.thelinq.com/high-roller.html

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

It's Back! Racing Returns To The LVMS On 8/27


Racing returns to The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a seven-week break with Saturday’s Keith Danser Kids Candy Toss Presented by Whelen Engineering.

Short-track fans will be treated to a full night of 10 races, raffle prizes, a pre-race autograph session on the track and free candy for children in attendance. Twin NASCAR Bombers 25-lap features will bookend the evening’s racing schedule, which will also include action in the NASCAR Super Late Model, Super Stock and Grand American Modified divisions, as well as USLCI Thunder Cars, Legends and Bandoleros classes.

Points leaders Justin Johnson (NASCAR Super Late Models), Don Sargent (NASCAR Super Stocks), Sam Jacks (NASCAR Bombers), Vinny Raucci Jr. (NASCAR Grand American Modifieds), Cameron Morga (USLCI Legends-Pro), Michael Todd Glazier (USLCI Legends-Masters), Brian Williams (USLCI Legends-Semi-Pro), Dezel West (USLCI Legends-Young Lions), Travis Boyle (USLCI Thunder Cars), Camden Larsen (USLCI Bandolero Outlaws), R.J. Smotherman (USLCI Bandolero Bandits) and Robert Smotherman (Skid plate cars) will compete at the 3/8-mile paved oval.

This Saturday’s event is the third-to-last race of The Bullring’s 2016 regular season, so points are crucial in the battle for track championships. Gates open for spectators at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, the autograph session runs from 5:50-6:45 p.m., opening ceremonies are set for 7 p.m. and racing follows immediately.

The Bullring’s free-ticket offer for children who accompany paid adults is being extended to ages 12 and under to help celebrate the special night, and fans can call 702.644.4444 or go to LVMS.com to order tickets. One of the most affordable entertainment options in Las Vegas, the Bullring’s annual series features family friendly concession prices that include $2 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products and $3 Budweiser beer.

Keith Danser Kids Candy Toss Presented by Whelen Engineering
Saturday, Aug. 27
5 p.m.--Spectator gates open
NASCAR Bombers group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Super Stocks group qualifying (3 laps)
USLCI Legends group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Grand American Modifieds single-car qualifying (2 laps)
NASCAR Super Late Models single-car qualifying (2 laps)
5:50-6:45 p.m.--On-track autograph session
6:50 p.m.--Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem
7 p.m.
NASCAR Bombers feature No. 1 – 25 laps (25 minutes)
USLCI Thunder Cars feature – 20 Laps (20 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Outlaws feature – 15 laps (15 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Bandits feature – 15 laps (15 minutes)
NASCAR Grand American Modifieds feature – 25 laps (20 minutes)
NASCAR Super Stocks feature – 30 laps (25 minutes)
USLCI Legends feature – 25 laps (25 minutes)
NASCAR Super Late Models feature – 40 laps (35 minutes)
Skid plate cars feature – 12 laps (15 minutes)
NASCAR Bombers feature No. 2 – 25 laps (25 minutes)

7000 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(800) 644-4444
www.lvms.com/

Modern Donut & Three Square Food Bank Team Up To Fight Hunger...YUM!


Treat yo self and treat the community this September when Modern Donut and Three Square Food Bank partner to fight hunger during Hunger Action Month. Modern Donut will ensure your donut cravings benefit a great cause by donating $1 from every online order of a dozen donuts to Three Square, which will put three meals back into the community.  Modern Donut offers gourmet, made-to-order donuts delivered fresh to anywhere in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Three Square Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will observe the eighth annual Hunger Action Month – an initiative designed to raise awareness on the issue of hunger and encourage the public to join the movement to help end it. Three Square’s partnership with Modern Donut will help the 1 in 6 people who face hunger in southern Nevada – including more than 64 percent of children in the Clark County School District who qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

Charitable donut lovers can delight in the full Modern Donut menu including Cronuts like the Cronut Mocha (coffee-blended whipped cream and crushed chocolate espresso beans), Cronut Maple Bacon (Vermont maple glaze and imported crispy bacon) or Cronut Blueberry- chunked blueberry icing, and Swedish chocolate drizzle; or Classic donuts including Red Velvet (house-made red velvet cake, Philly cream cheese icing and red velvet crumble) or Maple Iced Chocolate Drizzle (seasonal Vermont maple, chocolate drizzle). Modern Donut’s full menu is available online. Minimum orders are one dozen donuts or cronuts.  All donuts arrive beautifully packaged and with an optional card or note.  Prices do not include delivery.

Ordering is simple through Modern Donut by visiting www.moderndonut.com or call 702-220-3030; place your order for delivery and enjoy.  Delivery is available seven days a week, 7 a.m. – noon, with the exception of some holidays.

Great Family Fun! Springs Preserve Host Superhero Summer Send-Off



Springs Preserve and Barrick Gold became a dynamic duo over the past weekend treating more than 7700 Nevada residents - kids and adults - to free admission to celebrate the end of summer.

The Superhero Summer Send-off was made possible through the generous sponsorship of Barrick Gold.  The weekend was a smashing success as caped crusaders large and small traversed the Springs Preserve Saturday and Sunday vanquishing villainy, enjoying superhero story time, magic shows and movies.

"We are honored to celebrate Barrick's first year in southern Nevada with this community focused event," said Leslie Maple, Manager of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Barrick U.S.A. "The Springs Preserve has been one of Barrick's community partners for a number of years. It's one of our community's best attractions and a place we think everyone should experience. We hope that free admission gave local families and children a chance to enjoy time together and recharge their super powers before heading back to school."

The weekend was Barrick’s gift to the community in honor of the one-year anniversary of their expansion to Southern Nevada. The company relocated its global information technology, supply chain and finance functions to Henderson in 2015. Barrick donates substantially to Nevada communities.

Located just three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is an award-winning 180-acre family destination dedicated to exploring green-living, desert life, and Las Vegas’ vibrant history through botanical gardens, interactive science and nature exhibits, animal shows, and trails offering hiking, biking and train rides. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers, the Divine Cafe and the Nevada State Museum.

The Preserve hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Plan your visit at springspreserve.org or explore via your favorite social media sites and find them on Google Maps.

Hours of Operation - Seven days a week Spring/Summer: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fall/Winter: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) hours vary for classes and special events.

The Springs Preserve
333 South Valley View Blvd.,
Las Vegas, NV 89107
702-318-4203
www.springspreserve.org

Juvenile At LAX Nightclub For Throwback Thursday


Mister 400 Degreez, Juvenile turned up the heat at LAX Nightclub inside Luxor Hotel and Casino on Thursday, Aug. 18 as the latest headliner in the venue's Throwback Thursday series. The New Orleans-based Dirty South rapper delivered a six-song superset of hits to a full house, with his son, Young Juve, providing backup. The artist and longtime manager Drae Jackson were presented with a cake following the performance to commemorate eleven years of collaborating.
 
Juvenile was at the forefront of the '90s "bounce" dance craze that emerged from New Orleans. With hits including "Back That Thang Up" and "Ha," he released his No. 1 hit single "Slow Motion" in 2004. He is expected to debut his upcoming full-length album, "800 Degreez," later this year.

On Thursday, Sept. 1, fellow New Orleanian Mystikal will headline the nightclub's Throwback Thursday series. Mystikal skyrocketed on the charts in the summer of 1999 with the No. 1 single "Danger (Been So Long)." He has since released hits including "I Smell Smoke," "If It Ain't Live, It Ain't Me" and "Bouncin' Back," which was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2003.

Every Thursday at LAX Nightclub, DJs spin favorite hits from the '80s and '90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year.

LAX Nightclub is open Thursday - Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor.com or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook - www.facebook.com/LAXNightclub, Twitter - twitter.com/LAX_Nightclub, and Instagram.

 Photo Credit: Powers Imagery

Gwen Stefani's Concert In Vegas! FUN & FANTASTIC!

This past weekend Gwen Stefani came to Vegas! The concert was held at the new venue T-Mobile Arena. Talk about energetic! Gwen did not disappoint with a three act concert. Dressed in red tartan with her signature red lips and with a sassy blonde pony tail with a black tip she played songs that everyone loves. Kicking if off was one of her newest songs "Red Flag" from "This is What The Truth Feels Like." It was not long until she had everyone standing up and dancing to her songs. However when she started singing "Cool" is when the crowd erupted.


Gwen had fun with the LV audience and took several selfies with people in the crowd. Also fans brought signs that proclaimed their love for her! The crowd was a great mix of different ages and yes even mothers and daughters.


Some other accounts have said that her concert lacked passion but maybe Vegas is special because Gwen's concert was a visual fun feast for the eyes.

P.S. There was a rumor that Blake Shelton was backstage but we never saw him.


Video from Las Vegas Concert 
Entire Set List:
Red Flag
Wind It Up
Obsessed
Where Would I Be
Cool
Make Me Like You
Underneath It all
Act Two
Misery
Luxurious
Harajuku Girls
Blow Your Mind (with Eve)
Rich Girls (with Eve)
Hella Good
Act Three
What You Waiting Fo
Rare
Break My Heart
It's My Life
Don't Speak
Naughty
Used To Love You
Hollaback Girl
Encore
Truth
Just A Girl
Sweet Escape
 
Photography by Tom Donoghue
Tom@DonoghuePhotography.com
Check out Donoghue's Gallery at - www.donoghuephotography.com