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by Z.Z. Zorn

INFERNO, THE FIRE SPECTACULAR has opened at Paris Las Vegas utilizing a dazzling display of pyrotechnics and fire. Led by critically acclaimed European illusionist Joe Labero and the most exciting fire, pyro and aerial group in the world, The Fuel Girls, INFERNO blends death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping illusions and more fire than you can imagine into a gasoline-soaked spectacular.
Labero, a four- time Merlin Award winner and “illusionist of the decade” who has performed for sold out arenas globally is the heart of INFERNO, where he uses his mind- bending magic to tame nature’s most powerful element through all-new jaw- dropping illusions. The Fuel Girls, just off Fall Out Boy’s UK Tour, dazzle with huge fire props including flaming swords and whips, crowns of fire, pyro rings, dragon canes, pyro staffs and spinning fire cubes, performing in and around while manipulating the fire itself in death-defying floor and aerial acts.
MLV Inc. was formed to produce INFERNO in Las Vegas from two producing entertainment companies, Krall Entertainment and Phoenix Productions International.
Headquartered in Sweden, Krall Entertainment is the leading entertainment company who initiates, produces, and markets show experiences beyond the ordinary. Phoenix Productions International, started creative services for the entertainment industry in many fields of production before moving onto producing INFERNO.
Tickets for INFERNO are on sale now and prices start from $49.00 (plus fees & taxes.) Performances play Wednesday through Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

Clint Holmes and Earl Turner have opened in a new show called SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories at the Westgate . The Show combines the talents of two of Las Vegas’ most beloved and highly-regarded entertainers,. Based on the music of their lives, past and present, Earl and Clint will combine their unique energy, voices, humor and life experiences to bring new life to the music that makes up the soundtracks of our lives. The audience will reminisce to songs that make us all ‘remember when’ and celebrate the music of some of today’s great contemporary artists. These two entertainers have often shared each other’s stages as headliners and for more than two decades, lent their voices to each other’s award-winning shows. SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories combines their talents on the same stage and in the same show that features a live eight-piece band and the musical direction of Christian Tamburr, a three-time Down Beat Magazine Music Award winner.
Clint Holmes is simply one of the country’s finest vocalists. A consummate entertainer, performer and recording artist, Holmes scored a number-one hit in 1972 with “Playground in My Mind.” He has established a long resume of accolades and accomplishments, including “Singer of the Year” in both Las Vegas and New York City. His latest album Rendezvous was nominated for two Grammy® Awards in 2018.
Earl Turner, a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor has been named by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Las Vegas’ Most Dynamic Performer.” A 30-year veteran of Las Vegas showrooms and countless casino theaters across the country, Turner was honored when Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino named a showroom for him during his multi-year engagement and he was inducted in the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.
Whether on the stage solo or complimenting one another, these artists will bring back a feeling of “old Vegas” in a show that brings audiences the best of yesterday and today. Featuring hit songs from Michael Jackson, Al Green, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton, Bill Withers and Irving Berlin, among others, the show will also highlight female vocalist Serena Henry, whose credits include performing with Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson. This high-energy show will pay tribute to musical greats such as Stevie Wonder and Prince, as well as Las Vegas legends, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. will showcase an ever-changing repertoire of iconic musical favorites.
SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. performs Thursday through Sunday 7 p.m. Tickets are $48, $58, $78 and $98 plus tax and fees.

Jack Hanna, America’s most beloved animal expert brings his Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with Into the Wild Live!at The Smith Center.
This live show will be on Saturday, March 17 at 7pm. so prepare to be fascinated as Jungle Jack takes you into the wild with a spectacular array of incredible animals. Fans of all ages will enjoy Jack’s stories, from brushing a hippo’s teeth to eating with wombats, and will see footage of his worldwide adventures, from the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia. He will also inspire with his passion and dedication to wildlife conservation.
Audiences can expect to see approximately
fifteen animals in the live experience. The exact animals to appear aren’t confirmed until soon before the show since each animal must receive medical clearance, however, fans can expect to see animals such as a baby cheetah, kangaroo, baby tiger, two-toed sloth, penguin and much more. Jack is the host TV’s Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. Tickets start at just $24 and on sale now at, 702.749.2000 or at the Box Office.

Legendary music group, Earth, Wind & Fire will have a very special limited engagement at The Venetian on May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. This will be the band’s debut residency in Las Vegas. The Earth, Wind & Fire live tour legacy is considered groundbreaking with rich history of state- or-the-art production and surprises. The residency will showcase a spectacular stage production, like never seen before.
Earth, Wind & Fire has become one of the world top-selling musical groups of all-time since its formation in 1969 in Chicago. The band sold over 100 million albums world- wide.
The band’s music has become the soundtrack of many lives for over four decades and will continue to have a long and lasting impact on popular culture for many generation to come.
Earth, Wind & Fire founders have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000). The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to them in 2016, totaling nine Grammy Awards.
In response to the tragic Las Vegas shooting that took place October 1, for every ticket sold to each of their six Las Vegas shows, Earth, Wind & Fire will donate $1 to the Las Vegas Victims Fund to aid the victims and their families.

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys in front with Boys and Girls Clubs

After being introduced by KLUC’s Chet Buchanan, the Las Vegas headliners “Backstreet Boys” were welcomed to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV). President/CEO Andy Bischel presented each Backstreet Boy with his own BGCSNV t-shirt and membership card, making them honorary members. Bischel also thanked the Backstreet Boys, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment for the contributions they have made to the clubs by donating $1 of every ticket sold to the Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency show back to BGCSNV.
Some of the kids then competed in a dance off, with the Backstreet Boys showing off their own dance moves. The afternoon ended with the pop group playing basketball with the kids and posing for a photo in the club’s gymnasium.
The Backstreet Boys (AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter) are currently performing their record-breaking headlining residency, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Tickets for shows through November 2018 are on sale now.

Veteran Broadcaster Mitch Fox has been named President of Nevada Broadcasters Association and assumed duties February 12, 2018. Fox succeeds Mary Beth Sewald, who left the organization to become President and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. Fox was selected after an extensive, nationwide search. Former President Mary Beth Sewald, and the NVBA Board have positioned the organization as one of the most respected broadcasting associations in the country.
Mitch Fox brings more than 30 years of broadcasting experience to the position including his first job at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, at KTNV-TV in Las Vegas as a general assignment reporter and as director of production and programming for Vegas PBS. He is most well-known as a debate moderator, legislative/political reporter and host of “Nevada Week in Review.”
Fox was also communications director for the City of North Las Vegas and Nevada State Director for the Porter Group, a Washington DC-based lobbying firm. In that role Fox represented the Nevada Broadcasters Association at the Nevada State Legislature and before members of Congress.

Safe Nest

Safe Nest Las Vegas, Nevada

Dating abuse is a major problem affecting today’s youth in every community across the nation. Nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year, but only 33 percent of those teens in abusive relationships ever tell anyone. SafeNest , along with Break the Cycle and, are all working together to raise awareness for Teen Dating Violence throughout the month of February. With school outreach programs that focus on this year’s theme “Healthy Me, Healthy We! A Journey of Self-Love, Positivity, and Strength,” SafeNest aims to teach teens how to build healthy relationships with themselves in order to have healthy relationships with others.
In addition to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, SafeNest is also engaging in Respect Week in February by encouraging all to wear orange ribbons to raise awareness to the escalating problem of teen dating violence and asking all teens to take the Safe Dating Pledge. Respect Week is dedicated to fostering healthy and positive relationships. If you are interested in evaluating yourself as a partner in a relationship, go to and take the “Am I a Good Partner” Quiz or go to and take their healthy relationship quiz.
Serving approximately 50,000 people annually, SafeNest is the primary provider of domestic violence services in Southern Nevada, is the only agency with access for 24/7 Emergency Temporary Protection Orders and has the largest, most comprehensive program for the entire state. A problem that impacts the safety and well- being of individuals, families and communities throughout Southern Nevada, domestic violence can take on multiple forms including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, financial control and social isolation. It affects all communities, regardless of socioeconomic status, race or religion. SafeNest serves battered women (or men), children or teens affected by family violence, adolescents in violent dating relationships, offending partners, family member or significant others impacted by the violence, at-risk individuals, and the community at large by offering a variety of programming and services including counseling, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, residential services, protection order assistance and employment/life-skill classes. SafeNest aims to put a stop to all immediate abuse and break the cycle of abuse for generations to come.

Tape Face

After two successful limited engagements in 2017, modern-day mime and comedian, Tape Face is returning to Las Vegas. The “America’s Got Talent” alumnus has announced a multi-year residency at Harrah’s beginning Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on-sale.
Sam Wills is the Tape Face creator and actor. A former circus and street performer in his native New Zealand, Sam Wills has been performing as Tape Face since 2008. The season 11 America’s Got Talent finalist spent 2016 and 2017 touring the world with his award-winning show.
Although his show contains no dialogue, his return to Sin City will be louder than ever. In conjunction with his new show, Harrah’s will premiere a uniquely customized theater for Tape Face’s return called “House of Tape” an intimate, 200-seat venue that will be easily accessible from Harrah’s main gaming floor.

“House of Tape will be an immersive experience that transports audiences into the world of Tape Face,” as the unique venue ushers in a new form of entertainment.
Tape Face’s show is an eccentric, whimsical experience that can be enjoyed by audiences of many different backgrounds, ages and languages. The America’s Got Talent sensation does not speak at all in his show and his message of being true to self can be heard clearly through his amusing routines using sounds, music and laughter.
Ticket prices begin at $63, plus applicable tax and fees. VIP seats including a meet and greet with Tape Face are also available for $99 plus applicable tax and fees.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic bring the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m. Recording as both Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late ’60s heroes like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. While Funkadelic pursued band-format psychedelic rock, Parliament engaged in a funk free-for-all, blending influences from the godfathers with freaky costumes and themes inspired by ’60s acid culture and science fiction. From its 1970 inception until Clinton’s dissolving of Parliament in 1980, Clinton hit the R&B Top Ten several times but truly excelled in two other areas: large-selling, effective album statements and the most dazzling, extravagant live shows.
The ’90s saw the rise of funk- inspired rap and rock that reestablished the status of Clinton & Co. as one of the most important forces in the recent history of black music. Clinton’s music became the soundtrack for the rap movement as artists from MC Hammer, to LL Cool J to Snoop Doggy Dogg heavily relied on the funk as the foundation of their recordings. Even more recently, George Clinton featured in and helped produce Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Award winning album To Pimp a Butterfly. The blend of elements from Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Classical and even Gospel in his productions eventually developed a unique and easily identifiable style affectionately called “Pfunk.” Clinton’s inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of “funk” music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself and Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

American Rock Band 38 Special

AMERICAN ROCK BAND 38 SPECIAL will celebrate on NASCAR Weekend with free, non-stop live entertainment and a high-energy performance on Fremont Street Experience Saturday, March 3 beginning at 9 p.m. Best known for their timeless hits including “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You” and “Fantasy Girl,” 38 Special will take over 3rd Street Stage for a full-length performance featuring their signature blast of Southern Rock as part of the 15th annual RaceJam concert during the 2018 Pennzoil 400 Weekend.
Las NASCAR Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has become one of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR calendar featuring three days of NASCAR fun with races from NASCAR's three premier series, NASCAR Camping World Truck race, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity race andPennzoil 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

Here is a new attraction to release your emotions while having fun! Wreck Room is offering “a destruction experience” featuring a 30-minute “smashing good time.” Wreck Room is opened daily from 2 to 10 p.m. There are four separate rooms along with full suit, face mask, gloves and bootie protection and a wrecking weapon with items to be pulverized. Must be 18 years or older, provide identification, wear closed- toe shoes, and sign a waiver.
Wreck Room is located in Chinatown at 4090 Schiff Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89103, near the corner of W. Spring Mountain Road and off S. Wynn Road. Bookings can be made by calling 702-405-6408, emailing , or online at

Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas is tapping into the luck of the Irish with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with green beer, a DJ and a twist on traditional Irish fare all day on Saturday, March 17 (my son’s birthday). In addition to green beer, Beer Park will serve a traditional corned beef sandwich. Served on warm French bread, the sandwich will be piled high with thick slices of corned beef and topped with fries, coleslaw and spicy mustard; priced at $9.95. Beer Park will keep the party going with a live DJ from 9 p.m. until close.
Along with incredible views of the Fountains of Bellagio, Beer Park offers billiards and foosball, as well as oversized yard games, including Jenga and Connect Four.

Hakkasan Group announced another anticipated return to their renowned artist roster. World-renowned DJ, record producer, and songwriter Calvin Harris will extend his residency through 2020 with an exclusive partnership. The platinum-selling artist will continue to play at a number of Las Vegas’ premier nightlife and daylife destinations including, OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace, and Hakkasan Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand.

Marty Allen

So sad to announce we lost another great entertainer, my friend, Marty Allen who died in Las Vegas at age 95. Marty was the wild-hair, bug-eyed comic who formed one half of the hit comedic duo Allen & Rossi, His spokesperson, Candi Cazau said he died from complications from pneumonia with his performing partner of 30 years and wife Karon Kate Blackwell at his side. Marty Allen was well-known for his catchphrase “hello dere.” His career began in the 1950s, when he worked as an opening act with partner Mitch DeWood for Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme, and Nat King Cole. After their partnership ended, Allen joined up with Steve Rossi to form Allen & Rossi, with whom he found fame.
Allen & Rossi produced a number of hit comedy records and appeared 44 times on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” including the episode which also constituted the Beatles’ debut performance. Allen and Rossi parted ways in 1968, though they would continue to reunite for shows through the ’90s. RIP.

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