Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fans At Global Gaming Expo Met & Mingled With Playboy's Eugenia Washinton


Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS), a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery, and interactive markets hosted 2016 Playmate of the Year Eugena Washington in its exhibit at the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”).

Scientific Games has maintained an exclusive partnership with Playboy spanning more than 15 years. Scientific Games’ brands have created more than 50 themed gaming machines, including Playboy Bonus Blackjack, Playboy Club, Playboy Down Under, Playboy Girls of Canada, Playboy Don’t Stop the Party! Featuring Pitbull, Playboy Hot Zone, Playboy Muy Caliente, Playboy Platinum, Playboy Down Under, Super Quick Hit Playboy Midnight Diamonds, and Super Quick Hit Playboy Sunset Sapphire.

Fans and spectators attending the Global Gaming Expo on Sept. 28 had the chance to mingle and interact with Washington.  Her titles included, Honoree of the iconic 2016 Playmate of the Year title, second runner-up on “America's Next Top Model,” video vixen and accomplished actress,

Beautiful Sexy Ladies Of FANTASY To Unveil New Calendar “Natural Beauties of Las Vegas”


Discover the beauty of Las Vegas when the gorgeous ladies of FANTASY, the sexy adult revue at Luxor Hotel and Casino, debut the 2017 “Natural Beauties of Las Vegas” calendar Tuesday, Oct. 25 celebrating the show’s 17th anniversary.

Photographed by renowned photographer Oscar Picazo, the calendar features the stunning cast of FANTASY modeling natural-toned ensembles at iconic destinations throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 17th anniversary here at Luxor, and continuing to showcase the talent and dedication of our cast,” said Anita Mann, producer and director of FANTASY. “Over the years, the ladies of FANTASY have become Las Vegas icons, so it felt like a natural fit to photograph our cast at some of the most iconic destinations in the city.”

To celebrate 17 years, four-time Emmy Award nominee Mandy Moore will be choreographing a new closing number for the show. The new act will debut during the event where the FANTASY ladies will dance a new routine set to Justin Timberlake’s smash hit, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

Mandy Moore is a world-class director, choreographer and dancer and is best known for her choreography on hit television series “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars.”

The 2017 “Natural Beauties of Las Vegas” calendar will be available for purchase for $20 at various Luxor retail outlets, including the Atrium Showroom, and on FANTASY’s website, fantasyluxor.com. The ladies of FANTASY will host a series of calendar signings leading up to the holiday season, making the 2017 calendar the perfect gift or stocking stuffer.

With the release of the calendar, FANTASY will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to benefit ONE DROP. Founded in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, ONE DROP was created with the mission of using water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves in a sustainable way.

3900 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 262-4102
www.luxor.com/en/entertainment/fantasy.html

Shaq Was Back In Vegas! Where?


Shaq stopped by the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop this afternoon! He looked around, asked how the guys (Pawn Stars) were doing and said to say hello.

Photo Credit Gold & Silver Pawn.

It's NEW! Electronic Retail Store Curacao Comes To Vegas!


Curacao, the California-based retail giant with department stores throughout the southwest, hosts a grand opening for its first Nevada store at Meadows Mall on Saturday, Oct. 1 beginning at 9 a.m. The day-long event features great deals on a variety of products, free food and drinks, a prize drawing for a new car, LG 75-inch 4K Smart TV and a new Samsun family hub refrigerator.  Mario Lopez, host of TV’s Extra, Broadway performer and New York Times best-selling author, makes a special guest appearance at 6 p.m. to headline a full line-up of entertainment that begins at 4 p.m.

·       The first 101 shoppers can purchase a Sunbeam microwave for only $12!

·       Every 50th purchase comes with a free 32-inch Pixel TV...all day long!

·       Curacao’s “Big Sale” throughout the day offers many amazing buys with low monthly payments.

·       From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy circus acts, free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, drinks, face painting for the little ones and much more.

·       Enter to win a brand new car, LG 75-inch 4K Smart TV or a new Samsung family hub refrigerator!

·       A product “fashion show” featuring all the latest and greatest gadgets happens at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.; the audience can participate in a raffle

·       A full entertainment line-up features more than 11 acts and a special guest appearance by Mario Lopez at 6 p.m. It also includes a special Tribute to Michael Jackson by Jalles Franca; a performance by the Ultimate Elvis Tribute artist, Cody Ray Slaughter; performances by Ana Victoria, Ninel Conde, Pablo Montero, Jose Manuel Figueroa Aerial Circus Act and many more.

4300 Meadows Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(877) 287-2226

A Piece Of Mob History! Al Capone's Revolver Now On Display


The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces the addition of a temporary display: a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver with a distinctive pearl handle, once belonging to Al Capone. Chief Richard Weber, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, joined the Museum’s Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Ullman in unveiling this historic artifact. The display opens to the public today, September 28, 2016.

The revolver is a .38 Hand Ejector, Military & Police Model from 1905. It was shipped from the factory in 1925 and sold by Wolf & Klar Co. of Fort Worth, Texas. Wolf & Klar was famous for installing pearl grips on the revolvers it sold It was confiscated in an arrest of Capone while he lived in Miami in 1928. After changing hands several times, the gun was finally seized and forfeited to the IRS in 2004.

“The Capone gun represents a connection between CI’s past and our present day mission,” explained Weber.  “While we continue to follow the money trail as we did in the days when we brought Al Capone to justice, we are now following the money in the cyber world, bringing today’s criminals to justice through innovative law enforcement techniques. The Mob Museum is the one place where you can see that history evolve in its entirety and we are very happy to once again partner with them to display this unique artifact from our 97-year history.”

The Mob Museum enjoys an ongoing partnership with the IRS Criminal Investigative Division. An exhibit about Treasury Department agents, “Follow the Money,” was added to the Museum’s permanent collection in 2015. The exhibit’s debut coincided with a Courtroom Conversation, featuring Chief Weber as one of the panelists, about the unsung T-Men who helped put away some of history’s most notorious mobsters.

To make reservations or find more information, go to themobmuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.

300 Stewart Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 229-2734

New Property MGM National Harbor To Have Enchanting Conservatory

Acclaimed designer Ed Libby lookin at plans for The Conservatory at MGM National Harbor 
As guests step into MGM National Harbor later this year, they'll be greeted by a vibrant horticultural scene that immediately engages all of the senses. Envisioned by renowned designer Ed Libby, the MGM National Harbor Conservatory is certain to become a must-visit destination in the Capital Region.

Whimsical yet elegant, the 15,000-square-foot, two-story Conservatory at MGM National Harbor will be a floral showcase of the sights and colors of winter, spring, summer and fall - along with a special display in celebration of Chinese New Year.  The Conservatory, which sits within a stunning glass-topped atrium, will be flooded with natural light by day and mingle with the stars by night, offering two distinct experiences for guests.

"From art to architecture, beauty and style are at the core of MGM National Harbor, which is why we designed the entire resort around this magnificent botanical vision," said Bill Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor. "With Ed Libby's unbridled creativity and impeccable taste, the Conservatory will wow guests from around the world, introducing an attraction unlike anything on the East Coast."

The resort's inaugural winter exhibit, "Holiday Reflections," will elicit feelings of whimsy steeped within a sense of modern glamour. Created with more than 70,000 white carnations, poinsettias, orchids, hydrangea and kalanchoes, this sophisticated winter wonderland will feature a frozen bridge leading to a contemporary forest filled with a series of  geometric, glass-mirrored holiday trees ranging from eight to 60 feet in height; deconstructed wreaths; mirrored gift boxes; and oversized, glittering ornaments suspended from The Conservatory's glass ceiling.

For three decades, Ed Libby & Company Events has been designing majestic floral and crystal compositions for prominent recording artists, actors and companies across the United States including the "Wall Street Concert Series" featuring artists like Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé and Kanye West. The company also has created multiple installations for the annual Macy's Flower Show in Herald Square, and now Libby will bring his expertise and artistic touch to MGM National Harbor with a series of seasonal displays through 2017.

Libby said, "Every display will be a feast for the senses. My intention is to take traditional elements that evoke the feelings of each season and use them in non-traditional ways: the holidays without evergreens, springtime in Washington without cherry blossom trees - or at least not in the style one might expect. The idea is to create a series of seasonal installations that require a cerebral interpretation, while maintaining the glamorous and thoughtful aesthetic synonymous with MGM National Harbor."

While many travelers may be familiar with the celebrated Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the Conservatory at MGM National Harbor will dazzle visitors with a completely unique experience that captures the sensibility of the region.  With artful elegance and a touch of grandeur, it will become a must-see destination along the Eastern seaboard.

For more information visit - .mgmnationalharbor.com/en.html

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last Shout Out To Summer! Summerlin Festival Of Arts On 10/8 & 10/9


The Summerlin® Festival of Arts, celebrating its 21st year on October 8 and 9, returns to Downtown Summerlin® this fall on the heels of the festival’s highly successful relocation there in 2015. Headlining the festival are more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the country, showcasing and selling their original creations.

A full schedule of entertainment is led by a performance from Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers, Tap Dancing Twins Sean & John of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace, and many others. Nevada Ballet Theatre will perform multiple times during the weekend throughout Downtown Summerlin.    Popular singers and bands include Avalon Landing, Broken Spectacles and Chadwick Johnson. Local schools will be well represented with performances from Del Sol High School’s Mariachi Band, Palo Verde High School Jazz Band, The Meadows Elite Strings and Faith Lutheran High School Women’s Ensemble.

The 2016 roster of artists includes many popular and returning artists, along with numerous new artisans, including Marcus Thesing who creates impressive glass pieces and Sarvi Hosseini, a jewelry artist, both from Laguna Beach, California.

Children’s art activities are hosted by DISCOVERY Children’s Museum and delicious offerings will be served by popular Downtown Summerlin restaurants.  Children can also enjoy a Putt Putt challenge, balloon art creations, face-painting and a mascot meet and greet. And Chef Chan Boupha from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas returns with live pumpkin and vegetable carving demonstrations.

For more information visit summerlin.com. Follow live updates and join the social media conversation with #SummerlinArts on Twitter: twitter.com/summerlinlv on Facebook - www.facebook.com/summerlinlv/?fref=ts and on Instagram: @Summerlin.

The event and parking are free.
Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On The Lawn in Downtown Summerlin at the corner of the 215 Beltway and Sahara Blvd.

Celeb Sightings From Vegas!

The rock band Young the Giant was spotted at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Sunday night. The group enjoyed the yellowtail sashimi, ‘chili relleno’ empanadas, tomato tartare, jerk chicken and more.

Newest Slot Machine Unveiled Is Beloved Comedy Series Seinfeld


Hitting casino floors everywhere is... a SEINFELD slot machine!

The machine was recently unveiled by Scientific Games and it's now available for a spin at this week's Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. To celebrate, “The Soup Nazi” actor Larry Thomas appeared alongside the machine and met fans yesterday afternoon.

New Book By Comedian Rich Little Is Now Available!


Legendary comedian and impersonator Rich Little has announced the release of his debut book Little By Little: People I’ve Known and Been. Published by Dog Ear Publishing, Little By Little: People I’ve Known and Been features 252 pages of humorous stories of the celebrities, actors and politicians, ranging from Jack Benny to Johnny Carson to Jimmy Stewart to President Ronald Reagan, Little has known and impersonated throughout his more than 50 years in show business.

Dubbed “The Man of 200 Voices,” Little is best known for his impressions of Richard Nixon, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and a plethora of American icons. He has appeared in countless movies and television programs, including his own “Kopycats” and The Dean Martin Roasts where, more often than not, he impersonated the evening’s “roastee.”

“I’ve been blessed to have a career that has spanned more than 50 years, through what many have called the ‘glory days of Hollywood,” said Rich Little. “In that time, I’ve not only had the privilege to work alongside and impersonate some of the world’s biggest actors, comedians and of course, politicians, but been lucky enough to call many of these legends my friends.”

Little continued, “This book is not so much a biography, as it is a humorous glimpse at the people I’ve impersonated, their reactions – most positive and some not-so-much – and some funny stories that happened along the way.”

Little By Little: People I’ve Known and Been is available for purchase for $24.95 (Paperback/ISBN: 9781457544392) or $39.95 (Hardback/ ISBN: 9781457549571) and can be purchased online at www.LittleBookByLittle.com. The book can also be purchased in person at fine bookstores everywhere. For more information on Rich Little and for details on upcoming performances, please visit www.RichLittle.com. Follow Rich Little on Facebook at www.facebook.com/therichlittle and Twitter at twitter.com/the_rich_little

Excerpt from book:

So, how did a kid from Ottawa, Canada, growing up in the 50s become an impersonator? No one in our family had ever been in show business. No one ever had "show business" yearnings. My father was a doctor. My mother was a housewife. So where did it come from? I've often asked myself this question. I didn't know the answer, but I did love the movies. As a boy, I would go every weekend, sometimes staying to see the show twice. Just going to the movies and getting so involved in the story-telling and the characters made me want to be that person up on the screen; never dreaming that I could turn it into a career.

The glory days of Hollywood and their icons, like no other, have remained as indelible images in our hearts and minds for decades. I, like many, idolized these giants of the screen and comedy, but was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet, work with and get to know many of them along the way during my career. From the genius of Jack Benny, the unmatched humor of George Burns, the debonair, handsome Cary Grant, the unforgettable John Wayne, the king of late night hosts Johnny Carson, and the former actor-turned-President Ronald Reagan to name a few.

In this gem of a book are insights into the likes of many of these great people I've had the privilege and fortune to meet and imitate, shining new light on our beloved stars.

This is really not a biography, but more of a humorous glimpse of the people I've impersonated and some of the funny stories that happened along the way.

Plenty Of Reasons To Visit Davidoff Cigar Bar! Ladies Night & Daily Specials!


Make Davidoff Cigar Bar your football watching headquarters. Surrounded by multiple 70-inch 4K LED screen televisions inside and on the expansive patio, you can root for your team while sipping specially priced drinks on all game days. Wherever you sit, you’ll enjoy the best views of the games and be positioned to catch all that’s happening on the Las Vegas Strip. College football games will also be aired at the bar.

Monday: half-priced drinks from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday: half-priced drinks from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: half-priced Bloody Mary’s, Champ and draft beers from 12 to 2 p.m.
Sunday: half-priced drinks from 5 to 7 p.m.
Other current promotions include:

VIP MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS
Davidoff Insider
Following a successful launch earlier this year, the Davidoff Insider VIP program (complimentary enrollment) provides members with a beautiful stainless steel card. Show your Davidoff Insider card on any visit to unlock exclusive deals and promotions on the best spirits, wines, beers, signature cocktails, 15 percent off boxes of cigars and more. Cardholders also receive invitations to special events, early access to new products and retail items, VIP seating and more. Simply visit Davidoff Cigar Bar in person to sign up and receive your card the same day.

Women of Industry
The Women of Industry program (complimentary enrollment) provides members with a copper VIP card that provides women with two complimentary glasses of champagne upon every visit. Cardholders and one of their guests enjoy Happy Hour all day every with special deals on cocktails and spirits, wine, beer and more. Sign up in person and receive your card the same day.

DAILY SPECIALS
Bar Bites
Davidoff Cigar Bar patrons can dine on delicious and convenient bites while enjoying views from the indoor/outdoor venue. From a Charcuterie Plate ($12) to Chips and Salsa ($8) and Pita Chips with Fresh Hummus ($8), there's no reason to go hungry while visiting Davidoff Cigar Bar.

The Vacationer Special
From noon to 2 p.m., guests can kickstart the afternoon with 50 percent off all bloody marys, mimosas, champagne and draft beers.

The Social Hour
From 5 to 7 p.m., Davidoff Cigar Bar hosts its version of happy hour with The Social Hour. All signature cocktails plus select beers, wines and spirits are 50 percent off. All ladies also receive two complimentary glasses of champagne per visit.

CRAFT COCKTAIL CLASSES
Every Monday night at 7 p.m., guests can get up-close with Davidoff Cigar Bar's mixologists and bartenders. For only $30 per person, you'll learn how to make three different craft cocktails - a mixture of classic drinks and signature Davidoff Cigar Bar menu highlights - and then drink them when you're done. Advance RSVP is encouraged by e-mailing info@davidoffbar.com or calling 702-473-5001.


DRIVE IN MOVIES
Each Wednesday from 10 p.m. until midnight, Davidoff Cigar Bar will utilize its stunning televisions to air classic films with full sound. Sit back, enjoy a great flick while sipping on premium cocktails and world-class cigars - and munch on popcorn, of course! Check Facebook to see what movie will be playing each week.

LADIES NIGHT OUT
Every Thursday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m., women can enjoy two complimentary glasses of champagne plus receive half off all signature cocktails and select wines, beers and spirits.

BIZ 2 BIZ NETWORKING EVENTS
From 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, Davidoff Cigar Bar hosts local professionals for a Biz 2 Biz Networking party. Perfect for anyone seeking new career opportunities or trying to make strategic business contacts and partnerships, you'll find hiring managers, job seekers, service providers and other networkers convening for a night of cocktails and conversation. All B2B Networking attendees will enjoy happy hour pricing during the event. Bring your business cards! The next event is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Follow Davidoff Cigar Bar on Social Media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/davidoffcigarbarlv/?fref=ts
Twitter: twitter.com/DavidoffBarLV
Instagram: @davidoffcigarbarlv

Fashion Show Mall
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 473-5001

New Restaurant Coming To DTLV! Evel Pie To Open In October 2016

High Horse, a new hospitality collective based in Las Vegas, continues to build on the success of its first concept, The Golden Tiki, with the announcement of its new restaurant opening, called Evel Pie.


Set to open in October 2016 in the East Fremont Entertainment District, Evel Pie will pay tribute to legendary motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel while serving delicious New York-style pizza by the slice and baked-to-order pies in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Operated in cooperation with Evel's son Kelly, guests can expect classic pizza flavors and toppings alongside an unapologetic selection of cheap drinks, craft beers and favorite American backyard beers, including Hamm's, Schlitz and Coors.  

"Evel was the founding father and the catalyst of modern day extreme sports," said High Horse co-founder and creative director Branden Powers, whose family owned a chain of pizza shops in the 70s.  "He inspired a generation of kids to jump over their neighbors using makeshift ramps. His historic jump over the Caesars Palace fountains solidified him as a Vegas icon, and with the 50th anniversary of that jump coming up in 2017, we wanted to make sure Evel has a slice of Vegas history."  

Guests can expect the unexpected as soon as they walk in the doors, as they're transported into a 1979 pizza shop with a few modern touches.  Inspired by the motto "Live hard, ride fast, eat pizza," Evel Pie's design will be overseen by Powers and designer Lieuchi Fine, with the interior featuring pinball machines, Evel memorabilia, Schwinn Stingray bicycles, dogtown skateboards, a bronze statue of Evel himself and a few surprises for which Powers is known.  Music will feature 70s rock, new wave and the roots of hip hop and punk, including Boston, Black Sabbath, Blondie, The Ramones, Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest.

Evel Pie is located at 508 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

LAX Nightclub Had Jared "Dirty J" Onstage Performing Fan Faves



Jared "Dirty J" Watson of Dirty Heads took performance to a new level Saturday, Sept. 24 at LAX Nightclub inside of the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Watson performed original material with rhythmic lyrics and feel-good sounds including fan favorite hits.
 
The California native and band, Dirty Heads continue to break mainstream music with a unique mashup of reggae infused, hip-hop inspired sounds with an acoustic feel. The group has released several albums including "Any Port in a Storm," "Cabin by the Sea," "Home - Phantoms of Summer and Sound of Change."

Upcoming LAX Nightclub headliners include Ma$e (Saturday, Oct. 1), Ying Yang Twins (Thursday, Oct. 6), and Westside Connection's WC (Saturday, Oct. 8).

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

Get Over To Marquee Dayclub Before It Is To Late!


3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 333-9000

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Doing Good For Our Community! The Venetian & Palazzo To Build Hygiene Kits


The Venetian and The Palazzo Team Members (and community volunteers) in Las Vegas will help build a total of 100,000 hygiene kits that will improve the health and well-being of populations in need worldwide.

Hygiene kits will be built at Las Vegas Sands properties around the world between July - December 2016. After the completion of this year's builds, the company will have assembled 400,000 total hygiene kits over the past three years to support Clean the World's mission to promote good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and other hygiene products.

The kits that volunteers assemble at The Venetian and The Palazzo on October 1, will benefit
HELP of Southern Nevada benefitting their entire homeless services department (individuals and families)

The Shade Tree benefitting homeless and abused women and children

St. Jude's Ranch benefitting abused and at-risk children, young adults and families

Las Vegas Rescue Mission benefitting overnight homeless guests and guest at their community meal

USO Las Vegas benefitting traveling military families and local families deployed out of Nellis and Creech AFB's as well as the National Guard

Care Complex benefitting homeless residing throughout the valley and as well as LGTBQ Center, local rec centers, businesses and emergency shelters

WestCare Nevada benefitting homeless and underserved populations who are detoxing off alcohol and drugs in a safe medically supervised environment