by Z.Z. Zorn
Ballet Theatre (NBT) has acclaimed chef, television personality,
best-selling author and philanthropist Giada De Laurentiis as its
“Woman of the Year” for the 34th Annual Black & White Ball.
De Laurentiis’ numerous achievements in
the culinary arts and dedication to national and international charitable
causes will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27 at Wynn Resorts during the
46 year-old ballet company’s largest annual fundraiser and one of the city’s
preeminent society and fashion events.
From her early beginnings as a Le Cordon Bleu
classically-trained chef and food stylist,
Giada De Laurentiis has risen to stardom as one
of the world’s most beloved television personalities. As a New York Times best-selling author,
Daytime Emmy Award-winner and Culinary Hall of Fame inductee, De Laurentiis has made an indelible mark on modern day
culture through her Food Network
shows, television appearances, cook books, product lines and more.
As the granddaughter of famed film producer Dino De
Laurentiis, Giada has
also channeled her
acting and performing skills for the animated children’s show “Handy Manny”
where she is the voice of “Paulette” and in 2014, she
voiced the character of “Gelata” in the U.S. version of the Tinker Bell special,
Pixie Hollow Bake Off.
Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream
has been extended for one year in Planet Hollywood
’s Sin City Theatre. The show, which debuted in 2016,
is the first on the Las Vegas Strip to showcase the talents of a former Cirque
du Soleil performer as the headliner. The production showcases Mortimer’s
talents and his illusions, defying explanation and transporting guests of all
ages into a dream world. The 70-minute production is comprised of more than 14
acts and an unconventional cast of characters, including the wonder of Mary
Poppins, the theatrics of Charlie Chaplin and the
animation of Mickey Mouse.
After gracing stages in over 30 countries, Mortimer
joined the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed production, Michael Jackson
One. Hailing from southwestern France, Mortimer’s quick ascension to worldwide
fame was bolstered by a win at the Abano
International Congress in Italy, a gold star honor at the L’Eau d’Olle Magic Festival
in France and a fourth-place title in the hit television franchise, “France’s
Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream is at 7 p.m. nightly,
with tickets priced at $49 for general admission and $69 for VIP, excluding
tax and box office fees.
Following a smash hit first
tour, Maks and Val, the hottest stars of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars are back with an all new
spectacular show and this time the family has grown.
Joining them in their brand-new show
Confidential, is the stunningly talented Peta
Murgatroyd, two-time Dancing With The Stars Mirror Ball champion, actress and Mrs.
The trio, along with a dazzling
cast of the industry’s best dancers, are coming to the stage this
spring, performing in 49 cities across America. They make a stop in Las Vegas
on May 16 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets
are on sale now!
Maks, Val &
Peta Live On Tour:
Confidential will be a spectacular dance show, driven by
a narrative of true family life and love stories. Honest and intimate, the
stars will be revealing their closest secrets, hopes and dreams in their own
inimitable style. The show will combine the elegance of the ballroom, some
confidential revelations and a true love story.
The Sichuan Tianyu Culture Communication Co., Ltd., in cooperation
with Zigong City and the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce, announces
that world-class China Lights lantern festival will
debut at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas as part of a cultural
trade mission. From Jan. 19 through Feb. 25, Craig Ranch Regional Park will be
illuminated with 40 larger-than-life lantern displays, comprised of more than
1,000 components using state-of-the-art LEDs and
animation. The festival will also include cultural demonstrations and
displays, traditional Asian and western dining options, and nightly live stage
entertainment. Boyd Gaming will be the exclusive gaming sponsor, with
opportunities for other local businesses to sponsor the lanterns throughout
The ultimate love story
Beauty and the Beast
takes the stage Valentine’s Day weekend at The Smith center for the Performing
First created for San
Francisco Ballet by the legendary Lew Christensen, Beauty and the Beast is a visually spectacular celebration
of love and the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day weekend with your special
someone. Set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky
Nevada Ballet Theater (NBT) Company Premiere is a feast for the senses. From
the mysterious forest filled with leaping stags and lively nymphs, to the
beastly, imposing castle and its cursed occupants, this ballet will make you
believe in the transformative power of love.
Venture into a colorful world of magic and
enchantment with 3 performances to choose from - Saturday,
February 17 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm
Nevada Ballet Theatre - Beauty & The Beast
Hit entertainer and beloved showman
Matt Goss returns to the Las Vegas Strip, headlining an extended
engagement at The Mirage
Goss at The Mirage” is appearing now on select evenings
inside 1 OAK Nightclub. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 9,
Goss will perform every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matt Goss, along with his sexy
dancers - The Dirty Virgins, gets up close and personal with the audience in
the relaxed, intimate club setting, reminiscent of The Rat Pack era. Fans can
order a bottle of champagne or a Matt Goss-themed specialty cocktail direct to
their table, while singing and grooving alongside Goss.
Ricky Martin has
announced 12 performance dates for his headlining Las Vegas residency “ALL IN”
at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in 2018. The multiple GRAMMY®
Award-winning artist will thrill audiences with his non-stop, electrifying
show filled with incredible performances and his
personal magnetism that has captivated his audience for decades around the
globe. Beloved by fans worldwide for his instinctive understanding of rhythm
and passion, Ricky has released 15 albums in multiple languages, selling more
than 85 million albums with 95 Platinum records and 40 Gold records worldwide.
Additionally, for every ticket sold to his Las Vegas
shows, Ricky Martin will donate $1 to The Ricky Martin Foundation which has
provided the much needed help for the damages in Puerto Rico and to denounce
human trafficking. The one-of-a-kind show, promoted by Live Nation and MGM
Resorts International, features Martin performing 21 of his greatest and
current hits, including “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Shake Your Bon Bon,”
“She Bangs,” “Cup of Life” and many more. The 2018 performance schedule is as
follows: March: 15, 17, 18, 21, 24 and 25 - May: 23, 26, 27 and 30 and June: 2
Multiple GRAMMY winner
Ricky Martin is one of the leading music figures of his generation.
Comedy Magician Adam London’s “Laughternoon” is now celebrating its
five-year anniversary at the D Las Vegas in January. The all-ages
comedy-magic show performs afternoons at 4 p.m. To celebrate the milestone,
London has decided to make 2018 a year of giving back to the community that
has helped to make his show such a success. With hia “I Give a Duck” celebration, London has chosen a
different local charity or organization to donate to for each month of 2018.
The yearlong spree kicks off in January.
behind this campaign is to position the entire year of 2018 as a triumphant
merge between Las Vegas’ entertainment and philanthropic industry,” said
London, writer and star of Laughternoon. “Our
campaign is meant to say thank you to the community in the best way that we
Gilberto Santa Rosa
brings his romantic, Latin-Caribbean stylings
to House of
Blues on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m..
Puerto Rican born Gilberto Santa Rosa has performed with various
Latin orchestras since his teenage debut in 1976 where he has refined a
unique, improvisational style that engages both romantic and tropical elements
Salsa and Boléro music. Rosa’s distinctive sound
has granted him numerous hit singles such as “Que
Alguien Me Diga” and
“Perdóname,” as well as international prestige. He
was the first tropical salsa singer to perform at Carnegie Hall Theater in
NYC, was awarded with the Billboard Lo Nuestro
Award for Best Male Singer in 1995, and continues to hold the record for the
most No. 1 albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums List.
Most recently, Rosa collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda and a
handful of other Hispanic musicians and artists under the collective name
Artists for Puerto Rico to release the single “Almost Like Praying” in October 2017 in support of relief
efforts for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. All proceeds from the song
went directly to the Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery
Michael Feinstein and Liza Minelli
Intimate Evening with
Michael Feinstein and Liza Minnelli, will be at The Smith
Center on Friday, March 30. This anticipated show invites
audiences to join acclaimed singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, as he gives
an intimate retrospective with stage-and-screen legend Liza Minnelli. Sharing
personal stories and rarely seen video footage, each will relive incredible
moments from their dazzling careers. The evening will also include special
performances with Feinstein’s versatile band.
Earning a total of seven Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony
awards across her 60-year career, Liza Minnelli is renowned for her lifetime
of roles on Broadway, film and television, especially her Academy Award-
winning performance in musical film “Cabaret.” The singer and actress also
starred in hit films such as “Arthur” and “New York, New York.”
A performer, composer and arranger, Michael Feinstein
has earned nominations for five Grammys and two Emmys during his 30 years
of bringing the music of the Great American Songbook to the world. His
performances around the globe have included concerts at the White House,
Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. His venue Feinstein’s/54
Below, known as Broadway’s Supper Club, hosts
performances by Broadway’s finest stars.
Tickets for An Intimate
Evening with Michael Feinstein with Special Guest Liza Minnelli start from $39
and can be purchased at TheSmithCenter.com.
Super Sunday at Crazy Horse III
Vegas’ sexiest referees will
host the big game at award-winning gentlemen’s club, Crazy Horse
III, with deluxe viewing packages on Sunday, Feb. 4.
Football fanatics will cheer for their team alongside
the club’s gorgeous cheerleaders on Crazy Horse III’s massive 70-inch and 100-inch televisions. The club
will offer fans VIP all-access pass to the Big Game viewing party, complete
with an open bar for the duration of the game, unlimited stadium tailgate
fare, two raffle tickets and free transportation. Passes are currently
available on pre-sale at $199 per person on www.crazyhorse3.com
Crazy Horse III will also offer fans a chance to win
incredible raffle prizes, including flat screen televisions, tickets to the
Las Vegas Golden Knights games, Beats by Dre
headphones and more. Crazy Horse III offers complimentary limo service,
pending availability, using the club’s signature app or by calling 702-673-
House of Blues Las
Vegas (inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino) has Super Sunday Football
covered with parties in the Music Hall, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, and Foundation Room. Super Sunday
guests can opt from partying with a variety of fans at the
general admission Music Hall football experience, family-friendly Restaurant
& Bar, or a variety of VIP luxury championship packages in Foundation
Doors at Music Hall open at 3 p.m.
with the Big Game viewing beginning at 3:30 p.m., the event is open to the
public ages 18+. The All-You-Can-Eat package starts at $70 and includes a
buffet style menu. The All-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink package is $135.
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers VIP as well as general admission
packages. General admission dining packages start $70 with an a la carte style
All-You-Can-Eat menu For an additional $75 ($145
total) you can include the All-You-Can-Drink package.
For an even more VIP, luxury box experience, guests
can choose from a variety of Big Game viewing packages with
Philharmonic presents the biggest little
orchestra around – Pink Martin
i featuring lead singer China Forbes
on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of
classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale
founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and
inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as
civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public
broadcasting, education and parks. Nine studio albums and more than two
decades later, Pink Martini
still tours the world, singing in 25 languages, performing along
with symphonies at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and
Las Vegas Philharmonic Pink Martini
The Pink Martini performance, which begins at 8:00 pm
is also included in the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s PHIL•NOM•E•NAL gala event
that evening at The Smith Center. Starting at 5:00 pm, the Philharmonic
will host a pre-concert Speakeasy, offering bootleg cocktails and small plate
delicacies plus a silent auction followed by dinner on the fifth floor, live
auction, entertainment and much more, ending with the Pink Martini concert.
PHIL•NOM•E•NAL gala event pricing ranging from
$5,000 - $50,000, and individual tickets for $600 per person. The Las
Vegas Philharmonic will offer a shuttle bus service to the 8:00 pm concert
from the Anthem Center at Independence Center in Henderson and the Starbright Theater in Summerlin, departing at 6:30 pm. A roundtrip bus ticket
costs $20 per concert. For Gala ticket purchase and more information, call 702.462.2008.
Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin
, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “Tequila for Two” margarita special
available exclusively on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Singles and couples alike may
enjoy the “Tequila for Two” margarita special, featuring the “Strawberry Kiss”
margarita: a 40-ounce margarita for two, made with Sauza Blue Reposado tequila,
triple sec, sweet and sour and strawberry syrup, priced at $23.95.
Modeled after a classic Mexican hacienda,
Pancho’s romantic décor will set the date
night mood with colorful Mexican tiles, stained glass windows, lush greenery
and a bubbling, oversized fountain. In addition to a stunning setting, guests
will be entertained by the musical stylings of
Peacock from 5 until 8 p.m.
Put on your overalls and straw
hat, and mosey on down to Remedy’s Conestoga for a hollerin’ good time as they host the party of the year
with their annual Hillbilly
Ball on Saturday, Jan. 27. There is no cover for the party,
however all hillbillies who would like to attend must be over the age of 21
with valid ID. All of the hootenanny festivities will begin at 8 p.m.
Rednecks of all kind can enjoy the southern tunes of Seth Turner and The High
Desert Drifters. Guests can also enjoy a variety of theme-
inspired snacks on the hillbilly-style buffet and drink specials including
Jack Daniels. All guests are encouraged to dress in the Southern best and
embrace their inner redneck in the costume contest.
For the late night owls, Remedy’s and Distill host
‘After Hours,’ an early morning gaming contest and party held monthly.
Featuring an appetizer buffet and fun with friends, all After Hours parties
take place on late late Saturday/early Sunday with
the drawing at 3 a.m.
The Hillbilly Ball will take place only at the
Conestoga location at 530 Conestoga Way in Henderson, just off
Hillbilly Ball - Remedy's Conestoga
returning to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The Linq
Promenade for a third consecutive year with a performance on
Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.
Badu has sold out consecutive dates at the venue,
having played Brooklyn Bowl in January 2016 and July 2017, astounding crowds
with her emotional connectedness, her spiritual performances and her cultural
and political awareness. Badu’s music is often described as a blend of
R&B, Hip Hop and jazz and some of her influences include Bob Marley,
Marvin Gaye and Yoko Ono.
SLS - THE FOUNDRY
Jazz Funk Soul, the musical sensation backed by Grammy-
nominated Jeff Lorber, Paul Jackson Jr. and fan
favorite, Everette Harp, will perform at The Foundry inside SLS Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Jazz fans will be treated to the moving melodies of composer and producer,
Lorber, whose innovation has led him to work with
legends such as Dave Koz and Kenny G. With a
celebration of different styles of music, the Grammy-nominated Everette Harp will showcase his ability to harmoniously
fuse together an eclectic range of sounds.
Harp will also take the stage with a unique and
soulful approach to provide soul enthusiasts with a refreshing take on classic
tones and show his distinguished ability to blend jazz, R&B, funk, and
pop. Grammy-nominated Jackson Jr., one of the most recorded guitarists in the
world, will also fill the venue with fervent sounds. Best known for his top
hit, “I Came to Play,” Jackson Jr. has also been recognized as a contributing
asset to Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” album, which topped the charts
at number one in 104 countries.
The Vegas Strong
Benefit Concert raised more than $700,000 at the Dec. 1 all-star
concert at T-Mobile Arena. Held in honor of the victims of the October 1
tragedy, the special event to benefit the Las Vegas Victims fund featured more
than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent, drawing a capacity
crowd of 12,000 guests.
The Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit
local community united to produce the benefit, which featured live
performances and heartfelt monologues from Las Vegas headliners, hometown
stars and more. The full lineup included performances by The Killers, Imagine
Dragons, Jay Leno, Boyz II Men, David Copperfield,
Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group;
appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and recorded tributes
from Celine Dion, Elton John, Jason Aldean, George
Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
The rebels of sports are taking
over the Las Vegas Strip with Renegades, a new interactive and totally unique
show. Opening Thursday, Jan. 25 inside Cleopatra’s Barge, the intimate 180-seat
theater at Caesars Palace, Renegades gives sports fans an up-close
and personal experience with three of their favorite sports stars. No subject
is off-limits as legends recount stories from their playing days to tabloid-
making headlines and beyond. Hear directly from the greats as they share their
eyewitness accounts of the biggest sports stories in history, while getting
your chance to play the role of sports reporter lobbing questions at the
athletes during the show’s panel roundtable finale.
The starting line-up includes baseball great
Jose Canseco and two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon. The Fab Five’s Jimmy King will appear during the first eight
shows, with six-time NFL Pro Bowler Terrell Owens taking over starting
Thursday, Feb. 8. Terrell Owens will not appear in the shows from January 25
through February 4. Initially, the shows will be hosted by comedian Martin
Montana, with Eric Jordan Young serving as writer, director and creative
director. The Renegades roster will rotate athletes every three months.
The 17th Annual Las Vegas Jewish
Film Festival is making its way now until January 28. For
tickets and more info visit www.lvjff.org.