By Z.Z. ZORN
Manneken Pis with The D CEO Derek Stevens
During a unique disrobing
ceremony The D CEO Derek Stevens introduced the newest
addition to his hotel and casino: Manneken Pis, a large-scale bronze replica of the
beloved 17th century statue in Brussels, Belgium. Weighing in at
500 pounds with a penchant for public nudity, the new star exposed himself
to Downtown Las Vegas. The D has entered into a 100-year contract with Manneken Pis as
the official greeter of the property, making him the longest entertainment
residency in Las Vegas history.
Dutch for “Little Man Pee,” Manneken Pis is a
bronze statue of a young boy cheerfully “relieving” himself into a
fountain’s basin. The piece holds a special place in the lives of brothers
Derek and Greg Stevens, who are of Belgian descent and visited the statue in
Brussels often throughout their childhood and early adulthood. A lifelong
fan of the cheeky work-of-art, Stevens always knew he wanted to incorporate
Manneken Pis into
the D’s playful landscape. Derek Stevens is thrilled to bring his whimsical
spirit to the D, which he says will attract thousands of visitors from
around the world to Downtown Las Vegas.”
One the distinguishing traits that sets
Manneken Pis apart from other statues is his
elaborate wardrobe, consisting of more than 900 suits and costumes to match
holidays and other special occasions. This tradition will carry over to Las
Vegas, where Manneken Pis will be spotted in a variety outfits
throughout the year to match seasons, Downtown Las Vegas events and other
Pis can be
spotted right next to the D’s main valet.
Ross Mathews - Host afan Black & White Party
Nevada Supreme Court Justice performs Marriage Ceremony for same sex couple
at Black & White Party
Gal in Dress and Hat all made of Balloons with Z.Z. Zorn at B&White Party
Nearly 3,000 guests
filled The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Aid for AIDS of Nevada's
(AFAN) 29th Annual Black & White Party, raising more than
$145,000 to benefit AFAN's client service
programs. Dressed in only black and white attire ranging from balloon
dresses and pasties to top hats and tuxes, the electrifying atmosphere
continued to build throughout the night, resulting in one of the best Black
& White parties to date. TV personality Ross Mathews hosted the event,
introducing performances from Maren Wade, Pia Zadora, "Love is Love" by Legends in Concert, The
Sound Collage and Boiis. Looking dapper in a
white tuxedo jacket and sparkly black tie, Mathews took a picture on stage
with the Legends tribute artists and selfies
with guests as he walked through the crowd. Penn & Teller also made a
surprise appearance and Carrot Top also was seen enjoying the party.
AFAN B&W Party
AFAN B&W Party
Senator Rubin Kihuen on right
Claritsa Sanchez (his girlfriend on left) and Z.Z. at B&W Party
Revelers danced the night
away with sets from DJs The Perry Twins, DJ Axis,
Nick Ayler and Brandon Godfrey surrounded by
steampunk-inspired decor from the International
Special Events Society (ISES). A surprise performance from Cirque Mechanics
and roaming performers donned in steampunk garb
added to the exciting feel of the night. In celebration of the Supreme Court
marriage equality ruling, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry
performed weddings and vow renewals for couples in the pop up wedding chapel
sponsored by Martini & Rossi. AFAN's
Executive Director Antioco Carrillo and the
board of directors announced Las Vegas resident and Miss Las Vegas Pride
2013 Selena D'Angelo as the "Fashion Icon"
winner of a $500 Macy's gift card. Top restaurants, including Culinary
Dropout, Ferraro's, FU, Pink Taco, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Hexx, Popcorn Girl, Jamba
Juice and Brio, provided bites of their cuisine while Back Bar USA poured
top shelf spirits all night.
Some of AFAN Board members onstage at B&W Party
Macy’s Icon Fashion Winners at B&W Party (1st prize winner on right)
Pia Zadora performing at AFAN B&W Party
AFAN announced its next event, Solo Strips, to take place on Monday, Sept. 28 at Spiegelworld’s
Absinthe on the Forecourt of Caesars Palace
Monday. Doors open
at 11 p.m., show starts at midnight. The lights go down and the
clothes come off. AFAN is teaming up with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
(BCEFA) for the first time ever to celebrate the fifth anniversary of
Broadway Bares: Solo Strips. A provocative collection of
solo performances from some of Las Vegas’ hottest entertainers baring it all
to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Original Le Rêve - The Dream cast member and Las Vegas local
Ryan Lyons brings the Sin City edition to life once again, along
with Las Vegas performers for one common goal: to fight HIV/AIDS here in
Southern Nevada and across the U.S. Solo Strips
pays homage to the origins of Broadway Bares, a benefit burlesque
show started by Tony award-winning director and producer Jerry Mitchell in
New York City at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1992.
Tickets are on sale now at afanlv.org. You won’t want to miss
this steamy one-night-only event.
Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Your Freedom to Read
. During Banned Books Week
fight censorship and celebrate your freedom to read on Tuesday, September 29
at 7 p.m. at the
Clark County Library. Las Vegas
political columnist Steve Sebelius
and a panel
will discuss censorship in Nevada. Staged readings of challenged and banned
books will be presented throughout the evening. A reception will follow the
reading. Co-sponsored by the ACLU of Nevada, UNLV Libraries Curriculum
Materials Library and Cockroach Theatre. Free and open to the public.
Olympics Sunday, September 27 @ 1:00 p.m.
An amazing variety of dance categories
performed for competition by our own very talented seniors. Sponsored by
Nevada Senior Games FREE at Flamingo Library
For tickets - call
702-878-2908 HURRY – MAKE SURE YOU GET A SEAT!
Did you know that
steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino lives up to
its tagline, Beef-Booze-
Broads, every Thursday with its own take on Ladies
Night? Every Thursday, ladies drink free from 4 to 7 p.m. (For
the men, they can enjoy Oscar’s happy hour menu offering 50 percent off all
appetizers and drinks.) And just for Ladies Night, Oscar’s lounge offers its
popular beef slider served with caramelized onions, tomato chutney and
smoked Gouda for just $5. Oscar’s also has live entertainment for Ladies Night by
Calvin & Jeff
who specialize in timeless Rat Pack-era tunes. And as if the
drinks, food and music weren’t enough - all guests are entered in the Oscar’s Ladies
Night raffle to win either a free one-night stay at the Plaza
or a complimentary bottle of wine with the purchase of an entrée at Oscar’s.
Get ready to laugh out
loud with some of America’s funniest comedians at the side-splitting new
comedy series Comedy Rocks
inside Red Rock
Resort, beginning this fall. Hosted by
comedy veteran Carla Rea, Comedy
Rocks will be held the third Saturday of each month, beginning
with comedy veteran and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” star Mark Curry
Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.
the heels of recording her HBO stand-up special, comedian, writer, and
actress Whitney Cummings returns to the stage in
“LIPSHTICK – The Perfect Shade of Stand Up”
Saturday, September 19 at 9:30 p.m.
is also developing a series with HBO, which she
will write and star in, based on the book “Are Men Necessary? When Sexes
Collide.” The hit CBS sitcom, “2 Broke Girls,” which Cummings co-created,
was also recently renewed for a fifth season.
“LIPSHTICK – The Perfect Shade of Stand Up” is a resident comedy
series that marks the first time in the storied entertainment history of Las
Vegas that the comedy stage has been taken exclusively by female performers.
The series, which brings top comedians to the Sands Showroom, debuted in
2014 to critical acclaim.
Z.Z. Zorn with Don King
Don King and The D Derek Stevens present Heavyweight Extravaganza
Don King Productions & the D Las Vegas presented
Outdoor boxing at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
(DLVEC) with a“Heavyweight Extravaganza.” Up-and-coming heavyweight Trevor Bryan
(15-0, 11 KOs) put his unblemished record on the line and won the
NABF heavyweight title
faced his toughest opponent to date the more experienced Derric Rossy
(30-9, 14 KOs). This was in the 10-round main event of a ShoBox
: The New Generation tripleheader. The co-
feature was two-time Dominican Republic Olympian Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (23-0, 16 KOs), who won the versatile
Mike Gavronski (18-1-1, 12 KOs), of Tacoma,
Wash., in a 10-round middleweight match. Years ago as a
journalist I would attend all boxing events and met and knew Don King.
When he was in the ring presenting Trevor Bryan
with his winning belt he waved and me and then came down and we talked and
took pictures. A host of celebrities and athletes attended the event
such as professional boxer Zab Judah, MMA legend
Randy Couture alongside girlfriend and actress, Mindy Robinson, IBA Super
Bantamweight World Champion Ana Julaton and UFC
heavyweight Frank Mir. Although the outdoor temperature was quite hot, the
enthusiastic crowd was very energized and showed
it in their voices and actions.
Combate Americas, the first-ever U.S. Hispanic
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) franchise will kick-off an all new live event
series, “Road to Championship” on NBC Universo
beginning on Thursday, September 17 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
(DLVEC). This groundbreaking inaugural event will feature some of MMA’s top fighters including the main bout with two-
time UFC VeteranRamiro “Junior Hernandez” against hard-hitting
KO artist Max
Ceniceros. In addition, color commentating
will be given by no other than four-time WWE champion Alberto Del Rio
Las Vegas Event Center is also having concerts. Country singer and
songwriter Justin Moore rocked the DLVC along with opener Sam Riddle
, who entertained the audience with his hits.
The Downtown Grand Hotel &
Casino and William Hill Sportsbook have teamed up to offer Sportsbook customers
some extra game time fun on 3rd street.
Starting at 9 am every
Saturday and Sunday, downtown Las Vegas customers can tailgate at the
William Hill Sportsbook outdoor patio, with barbeque and beer specials and
quarterly draw prizes. Guests can enjoy $2 draft beers, $2 hot dogs, $3
brats and $3 hamburgers until the conclusion of the daily football
telecasts. Anyone who wagers $50 or more receives a drawing ticket for a
Coors Light prize item as well.
Jaime Lynch, headliner of FANTASY,
award-winning adult revue, will sing the National Anthem at the
2015 Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) Built Ford Tough World Finals opening
6 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 21 at the Thomas and Mack Center. For the 22nd consecutive year, the
PBR World Finals returns to Las Vegas for a five-day event, showcasing the
toughest bulls and the top 40 bull riders in the world, all competing for
their share of $2.2 million. Known for her powerhouse vocals,
Jaime Lynch will deliver the performance
in front of thousands of people.
Following her performance at
the PBR World Finals, the cast of FANTASY will heat up the PBR after-party
at the recently redesigned LAX Nightclub, located within Luxor. While the cast performs their country
moves, Lynch will wow the crowd again with a fun and flirty rendition of
Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon. “Approaching 16 successful years on The
Strip, FANTASY was named “Best Showgirls” in the 2015 and 2012 Las Vegas
Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” poll and “Best Topless Show” in the Las
Vegas Weekly “Best of Vegas 2014” awards. Lead singer Jaime Lynch adds an exciting and
unforgettable element with her amazing powerhouse vocals as she takes
center-stage alongside a talented cast of beautiful dancers. Great for
singles and couples alike, the sexy production showcases 15 high-energy
numbers set to a variety of today’s top music genres. While the gorgeous
dancers lure guests into their wildest fantasies, comic relief Sean E.
Cooper keeps audiences on its toes with his spot-on impressions of some of
pop culture’s most recognizable personalities.
World-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez
new show will debut
inside the intimate, newly renovated JabbawockeezTheater at
on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.
MGM Grand was Jabbawockeez original home on the
Las Vegas Strip. Jabbawockeez
has developed a one-of-a-kind style that has positioned the
group as the most influential dance crew in the world, effectively changing
the way people view dance entertainment. Known for their creativity,
choreography, athleticism and intricate synchronization, each member of the
dance crew brings a different technique and perspective to form the original
style that makes them so distinct. Dressed in ubiquitous white masks, they
guide the audience’s attention away from individual identities and towards a
unified group. They were crowned the original champions of “America’s Best
Dance Crew” on MTV and their fan base grew with their first production in
Las Vegas, entitled MÜS.I.C.
which opened at MGM Grand in Las Vegasin
2010. Their most recent production prior to moving to MGM Grand was entitled
“PRiSM,” and opened in 2013 at Luxor Las Vegas.
They have appeared on numerous television shows including “Dancing with The
Stars,” 2009 NBA All-Star Game, “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Ellen
DeGeneres Show,” and most recently, “I CAN DO THAT” on NBC.”
In addition to its upcoming production at MGM Grand
, Jabbawockeez also has created an
electrifying new show for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios
Hollywood, beginning Friday, Sept. 18.
Siegfried and Roy present 4 newborn Tiger Cubs
Siegfried & Roy
introduced the world to the newest additions to their animal family when
four six-week-old tiger cubs made their first appearance at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
at The Mirage.
Born on August 5 at the Secret Garden to mother Indira and father Svengali, these are the first tiger cubs to be
introduced at The Mirage in five years. “Our newest ‘Ambassadors of
Conservation’ play an important role in our never-ending quest to protect
these animals,” said Roy. “It is imperative to continue our conservation
efforts to save these magnificent tigers for future generations to enjoy and
cherish.” “It is always exciting to welcome new members to our family at The
Mirage,” said Siegfried. “We are pleased to introduce these magical
creatures to the world to relish in their beauty and are thrilled that
people across the world can watch the cubs grow and learn on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.” Animal lovers from around the world will be
able to watch and follow the cubs’ journey using the Twitter and Instagram handle @SARMOTIcubs and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SARMOTIcubs.
The siblings will be
available for guests to see and range in color: Liberty, a pure white female;
Maharani, a striped white female; Hirah, a
striped golden female and Justice, a light golden boy.
The new clan has been dubbed the #SARMOTIcubs
after the world-renowned magicians’ SARMOTI Foundation, which is dedicated
to protect, conserve and preserve endangered and threatened animals
globally, with particular focus on the big cats: tigers, lions, cheetahs,
panthers and leopards.
The cubs will be
available to view in a specially-designed nursery starting at noon daily.
Win-Win 2015 Headliner Bash Kick-Off awardees. Founder, Jeff Civilllico on
Las Vegas showbiz stars have
big and generous hearts, and comedy juggler
Jeff Civillico brings them all together for his annual
Headliners Bash. Prior to
Win-Win’s 2015 Headliners Bash, founder, Jeff Civillico had a kick-off event and brought
entertainers, supporters, volunteers and others together. At this event,
awards were given to those who extend themselves to make
Entertainment the wonderful organization that it is.
Entertainment is a 501 c3 non-profit organization
dedicated to connecting great causes with great entertainment…one show at a
time. Win-Win exists to connect good causes with good people willing to do
something. Through Win -Win Entertainment, charity organizations WIN by
gaining access to professional event entertainment that provides uplifting
experiences and Win-Win gains with the opportunity to experience the
fulfillment of giving back to the community.
Magic of Seth Grabel is
sponsoring a benefit performance for the
UNLV Performing Arts Center
Saturday, October 17th at 7PM at UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre. Seth Grabel’s achievement as a Celebrated
Performer, Magician, and Illusionist is the quintessential American success
story from his childhood passion for mystery and illusion to his spectacular
America’s Got Talent. His
visionary approach to magic continues to escape the confines of tradition,
successfully manipulating an audience with illusion and blurring the lines
of reality. Grabel performs his unique brand of
magic and illusion in a benefit for the
UNLV Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $30 for All
Seats - $15 Discounted tickets are available to
all students w/valid ID & UNLV Faculty and Staff. Call: 702 895 2787
The 39th annual Mrs. America
Pageant will return to its original home at the Westgate Las Vegas
Resort & Casino this fall. Hosted by actress Florence Henderson
, star of classic show “The Brady Bunch,” the 2015 Mrs. America Pageant will be held Sunday, Sept. 20
through Thursday, Sept. 24 inside the International Theater.
Preliminaries for the 2015 Mrs. America Pageant will be held Sunday, Sept. 20
through Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. A winner will be crowned
during the final competition on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The winner of the 2015 Mrs. America
Pageant will go on to represent the United States in the
internationally-televised Mrs. World Pageant.
The 2015 Mrs. America Pageant
, rich in history, was first held in 1938 and continued until 1968.
Revived after a nine-year hiatus in 1977 at the-then Las
Vegas Hilton by David Marmel, who after a career
in professional athletics and as an independent television producer, helped
transform the pageant into the multifaceted event it is today. The
event was the first and remains the foremost competition for the married
woman of the United States. For nearly four decades, Mrs. America has
epitomized excellence, professionalism and the celebration of family values.
Tickets start at $50 and are on sale now by phone at 310-829-9902 and in-
person the day of the show.
Coming to the
Westgate with an in-your-face stage presence and a
classic funk sound, Cameo returns to the stage with a new residency
show at that kicks off on Wednesday, October 7 in the Westgate Cabaret. As one of
the most influential groups in funk music in the 1970s and 1980s, Cameo will
perform weekly from Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00 PM. Founded by
vocalist Larry Blackmon in the early 1970s, Cameo was comparable to
Parliament Funkadelic early on. However, with
hits such as “Word Up,” the group became a trendsetter throughout the 1970s and 1980s and even
influenced early R&B and hip-hop acts. Their debut album
Cardiac Arrest featured
the hit “Rigor Mortis,” and established the group as a mainstay on the dance
released a string of gold-certified albums including Cameosis
, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Albums chart. Their 1986 album Word Up! went
platinum and climbed to number eight on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming
the group’s most successful album.
Craig Ranch Regional Park
Amphitheater the new live entertainment
venue celebrates its public grand opening October 9, 10, 23 and 24. The
multi-thousand seat outdoor theater will present nationally-known acts
WAR, Sammy Kershaw
Rodriguez and Yesterday
The Beatles Tribute
Show on its recently constructed stage, ushering in a new
age of entertainment options in the North Las Vegas community. Craig Ranch
Regional Park Amphitheater will kick off its live performance
series with Yesterday – The Beatles Tribute Show on John Lennon’s
birthday, Oct. 9. The good vibes continue on Saturday, Oct. 10 with the
original jazz-rock-blues band WAR, who will get the crowd going with their iconic
songs. Country Artist Sammy
Kershaw will ride in on Friday, Oct. 23, entertaining patrons
with his soulful southern rock and Cajun-inspired vocals. Finally, the grand
opening performance series closes with longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez on Saturday, Oct. 24,
who will crack up audiences with his unique brand of Latin-American humor
and universal appeal. The amphitheater will offer specialty curated fare and libations for
purchase from local food trucks and community concessionaires while guests
that wish to bring their own fare are encouraged to do so and experience the
park's many amenities, gazebos and shade structures. Tickets to the grand
opening performances of the Craig Ranch
Amphitheater are on sale now online at craigranch.yapsody.com.