By Z.Z. Zorn
What could be better on
Day than to see Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Cinderella at
the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
It's the perfect story for your perfect Valentine. Featuring a
sweeping, melodious score by Sergei Prokofiev, Cinderella's rags-to-riches
fairy tale will enchant and enthrall with graceful choreography and lush
costumes. Don't miss your chance to live happily ever after. Get your
tickets before the clock strikes midnight and they're gone.
CINDERELLA performs Saturday, February 13 at
7:30pm and Sunday, February 14 at 2:00pm.
Casino + Hotel + Spa, will
labor in love this
Day with specialty spa treatments at re:lax spa available
exclusively on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14.
All services will be paired with complimentary champagne
and chocolate-covered strawberries. Starting at $125, re:lax spa’s limited-time
sweetheart packages will include:
: A classic 50-minute Swedish
massage and 25-minute express facial, priced at $125.
Amour: A 50-
minute Swedish massage, 50-minute signature facial and a 50-minute deluxe
pedicure for $210.
Priced at $225, couples may choose between 50-minute massages in re:lax’s VIP couples room.
All services require advance
reservations. For making appointments, please call 702.692.7378 or visit
Musical superstars Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. both former members of
The 5th Dimension will debut their new musical fable “Up,
Up & Away! a musical fable” at
The Orleans Showroom Feb. 13-14. “Up, Up & Away! a musical fable” is the tale of two aspiring stars who
met, fell in love and endured a lifetime of challenges together. Starring
Grammy Award-winners McCoo and Davis and the new
musical group, The Next Dimension, the story is told through pop classics
including “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Worst That
Could Happen,” “You Don’t Have to be a Star (To be in My Show),” “MacArthur
Park,” “Help!,” “Blackbird,” “Midnight Hour,” “One Less Bell (to Answer)”
and “The Man That Got Away.” It also pays tribute to fellow music
legends, including the original The 5th Dimension and The Beatles. The couple has won seven Grammy Awards
and earned 15 gold and three platinum records. In 2004, the couple wrote a
book celebrating more than 45 years of marriage and shared their secrets of
staying happy and committed to each other in Hollywood. On television, the
couple found success with their show, “The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Show,” the first variety
series starring an African-American musical couple. Showtime is 8 p.m. both
nights. Tickets start at $29.95 at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling
Barret Baber joins Rascal Flatts
Superstar vocal group
announced today that season nine finalist of NBC’s “The Voice” Barrett Baber will
join the trio on their Rascal Flatts Rhythm & Roots residency at The
Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The nine-show run takes
place at the award-winning music venue from Wednesday, February 17 to
Saturday, March 5. Tickets are on sale now and start at $39.95.
SEXXY, the award-winning sensual
topless revue is proud to celebrate its first anniversary at Westgate Las Vegas Resort &
Casino on Tuesday, January 26. Leave your
inhibitions at the door as you enter this erotic, forbidden, tantalizing
world of everything SEXXY. Created, choreographed and
directed by gorgeous Jennifer Romas
, SEXXY takes audiences on a journey
through their favorite fantasies, alongside Las Vegas’ SEXXY-est dancers and new state-of-the-art lighting and
sound. Named “Best Burlesque Choreography” in Vegas SEVEN’s 2015 Best of City Awards and Travel Weekly’s
“Best Adult Revue” in 2015, SEXXY features a collection of sensual,
sexual, fun and enticing vignettes that will arouse a standing ovation in
one way…or another. The show has grown so much over the past year.
Congratulations to Jennifer Romas and her team
of performers on the first anniversary of the show. SEXXY is performed Tuesday through Saturday at 7
p.m. inside the Westgate Cabaret. Tickets are $39.95 for general admission
and $59.95 for VIP, plus taxes and fees.
Behavin’ Ladies Night Fantasy Party
Sapphire, The World’s
Largest Gentlemen’s Club, announces that the acclaimed Men of
Sapphire male revue, your “Bachelorette Party Headquarters” in sin city, is
throwing a Miss Behavin’ Ladies Night
Fantasy Party every Friday night from 9pm to midnight and every
Saturday from 10pm to 1am in the morning. For the past 12 years the
Men of Sapphire
have performed their brand of hot, action-packed entertainment every
Friday and Saturday night and these chiseled men will continue enchanting
hundreds of enthusiastic women each and every weekend. Ladies need a
special night just for themselves, away from the job, the kids and all the
responsibilities. A night where they can cut loose, party and drink with
their closest friends and just have a good time while feeling beautiful and
appreciated in a room full of hot buff men.
Miss Behavin’ Ladies Night Fantasy Party
FANTASY!) will raffle off a bottle of champagne each evening around midnight
for all of those that are misbehavin’, but be
sure to get to the show early to enter the drawing. A Sapphire gift bag of goodies is also included. Ladies will
enjoy the male eye candy as each performer takes his turn on stage and
expect a lot of crowd interaction because ladies are encouraged to not only
see the show, but to be the show as they get called up on stage for an
impromptu up-close-and-personal performance.
Carly Rae Jepsen
, multi-platinum GRAMMY®-nominated singer and
songwriter kicked off her New Year's performances at The Venetian on opening
night of her three-concert series in the stunning Venetian Theatre. The
commercially and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter performed fan
favorites including "Run Away With Me" and "This Kiss," while ending the
show with audiences on their feet dancing to chart-toppers "Call Me Maybe" and "I Really Like You."
album "E·MO·TION" earned universal praise as one of the top pop albums of
2015. Media was invited to meet Carly Rae at
a reception prior to her opening night show. Carly Rae was delightfully charming
and so she was at her show too.
Carly Rae Jepsen with Z.Z.
Dave Amato REO Speedwagon joins Raiding The Rock Vault
"Raiding the Rock Vault" can't fight this feeling! The hit show at
Tropicana Las Vegas welcomes to the stage REO Speedwagon lead guitarist Dave Amato for shows, Feb.
3-22. The legendary guitarist first attended "Raiding the Rock Vault" in
December 2014, when he memorably joined the band on stage for surprise
renditions of "Jukebox Hero, "Highway to Hell," and "Jump." Amato joined the
iconic arena rock band REO Speedwagon as lead
guitarist in 1989 and has remained a member ever since. Previously, Amato
performed and toured with Ted Nugent, with whom he recorded 1988's "If You
Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em" and 1986's "Little Miss Dangerous." A sought-after
guitarist, Amato has also performed with Vince Neil, Michael Schenker, Gregg Rollie,
Richie Sambora, and Cher, with whom he recorded
"Extravaganza: Live at the Mirage."Raiding the
Rock Vault" features a rotating lineup of the world's greatest guitarists,
including Howard Leese (Heart), Rowan Robertson
(Dio), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Glenn Hughes Band), and Tracii Guns (LA Guns, GUNZO).
The show's all-star lineup also includes Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and
Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Hugh
McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Mark Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Ted Nugent), and vocalists Stephanie Calvert
(Starship) and Cian Coey (Meat Loaf).
It’s fight night at
III! The award-winning Gentlemen’s Club will
host a viewing party for the highly anticipated UFC 196 title fight: Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum vs. Cain
Velasquez on Saturday, Feb. 6, starting at 5 p.m. UFC
196 will be headlined by the Heavyweight title fight and rematch between
Werdum and former champion, Velasquez at the MGM
Grand Garden Arena. A Welterweight bout between Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will precede the main event. UFC
aficionados will view the action on the club’s massive 70-inch and 100-inch
flat-screen televisions. Guests of this viewing party may watch alongside
the venue’s gorgeous entertainers and enjoy, beer bucket specials, free
pizza and more. Locals can also enjoy half-off bottles.
And, Ooh la la! Celebrate
Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, the sexiest day of the year with love,
lingerie and the beautiful ladies in Sin City at Crazy Horse III
. The Gentlemen’s Club will offer $99 champagne
bottle specials for couples throughout the night. Sexy singles and couples
alike may also enjoy the venue’s late night menu items such as sushi and
pizza, a variety of hookah flavors, and the company of hundreds of Vegas’
most breathtaking entertainers. Complimentary limo transportation is
available through Crazy Horse III’s limo
service, pending availability, by calling 702-673-1700. Crazy Horse III is
located on Russell Road, just a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip.
, the up-close-and-personal showcase of country music’s finest writers, is
proud to announce the new Nashville Unplugged Hall Of Fame Series at Sunset Station
. Held the second Thursday of each month
Club Madrid inside Sunset
Station, the Nashville Unplugged Hall
Of Fame Series will
feature performances and stories from some of the most accomplished and
prolific songwriters in the music industry. Hosted by Aaron Benward, who has written numerous ACM and CMA-nominated songs,
including the hit “Who I Am,” and Travis Howard, whose credits
include Miranda Lambert’s “Famous In a Small Town,” “Bring Me Down” and
“Heart Like Mine,” the Nashville
Unplugged Hall Of Fame Series will premiere Thursday, January 14
at 8 p.m. with Grammy Award-nominated songwriter Tony Arata. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and cover is
$10 at the door. Boarding Pass card members receive a $5 entry discount.
Guests must be 21 years or older.
Society of Seven
Society of Seven Brings
the Aloha Spirit to the Suncoast Showroom Feb.
13-14 Society of Seven will heat up the Suncoast Showroom with its entertaining variety show
Feb. 13-14. The famed Hawaiian-bred group offers an energetic variety show
that combines comedy sketches, celebrity impersonations and dance, as well
as live musical performances that include classic favorites, top-40 hits and
theatrical showstoppers. Society of Seven has been entertaining fans for
more than 40 years with an entertainment experience that rolls a classic
Hollywood movie, Broadway show and a Las Vegas spectacular all into one. The
group formed in the 1960s as The Fabulous Echoes and found initial success
in Asia. While performing in Hawaii in 1968, the group was renamed Society of
Seven and was later named the Best Show in Waikiki by readers
of “Honolulu Magazine.” In 2007, the group received a Lifetime Achievement
Award from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.
Society of Seven formerly held a residency at Gold Coast Hotel and
Casino from 2010-12 and has played multiple showrooms in Las Vegas since.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Seth Grabel in Fantasy on Tuesdays
Fantasy with Sean E. Cooper and Jaime Lynch
, the award-winning adult revue at Luxor Hotel and Casino
, has welcomed multi-talented entertainer Seth Grabel
to its cast Tuesday nights. Acclaimed “America’s Got Talent”
finalist, Grabel’s unique combination of
acrobatics, illusions, audience interaction and comedic relief make him one
of the stand-out stars on the Las Vegas Strip. Praised for his
“spectacular” act by judges on “America’s Got Talent,” and for his athletic
energy by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Grabel
will have FANTASY audiences captivated with his over-the-top performance and
irresistible charm. Grabel joins the FANTASY cast
alongside fan favorite Sean E. Cooper, who will continue his hilarious
routine six nights a week. Celebrating 16 successful years on The Strip, FANTASY was
named “Best Showgirls” in 2015 and 2012. Lead
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. FANTASY performs nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom.
Tx. start at $39.
Sin City Opera presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
beloved opera buffa, Così
at the Winchester Cultural Center February
12th – 21s. This turn of the century, steampunk-influenced adaptation is produced by the
local and cutting-edge Sin City Opera, whose objective it is to “push the boundaries of opera and how it relates
to us as a community. We did not want to present a standard version of the
opera in which the two female leads are easily duped by mistaken identity.
Instead we wanted to present strong female characters that are more
interested in science and invention than just swooning over sweet
words.” International Director & Choreographer, Tammy Pessagno, will make her Sin City Opera directorial
debut with Così Fan
Tutte. Tammy started her career as a
Broadway dancer with multiple U.S. and International tours under her belt.
She moved to Las Vegas in 1994 and became an Artist in Residence at UNLV and
created curriculum for the Las Vegas Academy. Dean Balan will take his first turn as Maestro of the SCO
Orchestra with this thoughtful and bold production. Dean is currently the
Sin City Opera Chorus Master and rehearsal pianist as well as a much sought-
after collaborative pianist throughout the Las Vegas valley. MAC Cosmetics will be creating signature looks for the wiley characters, as well as sponsoring the make-up
needs for the show.
Così Fan Tutte, Mozart Dates
: February 12th, 13th, 19th,
20th, at 7:00 PM and 14th, 21st at 2:00
PM Tickets: $15 -
Also at The Winchester Cultural Center:
Offenbach's La Périchole: May
6th – 15th
CES Las Vegas
2016 was the most expansive CES, breaking records across the
board and providing unparalleled opportunies for
companies big and mall to launch innovation into the world market.
Frankie Moreno and his Band
More than 3,800 exhibitors unveiled
their latest technologies across more than 2.47 million net sq. ft. of
exhibit space. CES 2016 touched every major global industry and showcased
the latest wave of products and technologies that are connecting the world,
enhancing lives and solving global challenges. More than 170,000 industry
professionals, including more than 50,000 from outside the U.S., were drawn
to this high- level business event driving the ever-changing global
technology industry. In addition to the technologic innovations,
conventioneers enjoyed parties, shows and more. Two highlight events I was
invited to were the 17th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Red
Carpet Reception/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
(NCMEC) Benefit Fundraiser
at Bellagio Ballroom and NCMEC Celebrity
Golf Tournament. Actor Richard Burgi (Desperate
Housewives) emceed the reception and more than 50 celebrities, elected
officials and patrons of NCMEC attended, including special guest
Walsh of “The Hunt with John Walsh,” a weekly investigative/documentary
TV series aired on CNN. I was seated with Tommy John, major
lead pitcher and actor Adrian Zmed and their
wives. A silent and live auction brought in much needed funds that
benefitted NCMEC. After a delicious dinner the fabulous Frankie Moreno and
his band entertained.
Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives) M.C.
The other great event I attended was Monsters
2016 retailer awards and
HEALING THE WORLD SHOW at The Axis Theater in Planet
Hollywood. This show was a tribute to Michael Jackson and was hosted by
Magic Johnson and included live performances by The Jackson, NE-Yo, Aerosmith, George Benson, Christina Milian, Luis Coronel, Rick Ross and dancers. The
large orchestra was conducted by Grammy Award winner Vassal Benford. Quite a show!
The Plaza Hotel &
Casino will be the place to be downtown for
the big game
on Sunday, Feb. 7, offering several fun options for football
fans to watch the most anticipated football game of the year.
The Plaza’s Big Game 50 Viewing
Party offers a fun filled day of football, food and
spirits. Football fans will enjoy a stadium food buffet, open bar and
raffles, all for just $100 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Sports
memorabilia will also be on display and available for purchase. Viewing
party will take place in Sierra Ballroom, and doors open at 2:30 pm for
general admission. (Parties that wish to sit together will need to be in
line together when doors open to be seated.)
William Hill Race & Sports Book
at the Plaza, Downtown Las Vegas’ largest sports
book, will also offer an action-packed atmosphere to watch the big game.
Seating is first come first serve for participating guests only. More
information at http://www.williamhill.us/.
And just steps away on
the Plaza’s casino floor, the Race & Sports Book Bar will offer open
seating (first come, first serve) for bar patrons to play slots, enjoy
spirits and watch the game.
Late last year, the
& Casino opened a special gallery
featuring numerous sports themed items that once decorated the iconic Las
Vegas Club Hotel & Casino. Hundreds of sports related items were
available to the public to view and purchase. Now, that many of the items
have been purchased, the Plaza is excited to welcome two new displays inside
the Las Vegas Club Gallery. Famed local artist, Jerry Misko opened an exhibit of
his edition prints and one-of-a-kind paintings of nostalgic Las Vegas neon
signs in the Las Vegas Club Gallery. On Thursday,
Feb. 4, the Museum of Gaming
will open its “Union Plaza Then and Now” exhibit.
The exhibit will be free to the public and will contain artifacts from when
the hotel/casino first opened through the last five decades.
The exhibit will have about 150-200 items including chips, tokens,
dice, ashtrays, post cards and numerous other branded artifacts, as well as
a light box display of a rare slot glass collection. The exhibition will
also include a wall of photographs spanning the Plaza’s history from its
groundbreaking to current day prominence and a 30-minute video about the
Plaza’s place in the historic development of downtown LV.
Traveling Utah Shakespeare
Charleston Heights Arts Center
on Jan. 30
. Each year, the Utah Shakespeare Company hits the road with an
educational outreach program for schools and communities. The event in Las
Vegas is on Saturday, January 30th at 2 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts
Center, 800 S. Brush Street. Experience a 75-minute version of the William
Shakespeare tragedy “Hamlet” with complete costumes, sets, and theatrical
lighting. Tickets are free, but required for entry. For more information,
call 702-229-3514 or visit
Local charity is
teaching at-risk students to plant, grow and cook
fresh, healthy meals in order to prevent childhood obesity. Create A Change Now, announces
its partnership with
Project to bring continuous awareness and
health education to families and the community. The pair will host its first
educational dinner, Inspire.Challenge.Engage,
at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Kermit Booker Elementary
to inspire, challenge and engage participants into learning healthy
eating habits. The family-style dinner will feature celebrity chef Johnny
Church and his specially designed prix fixe menu highlighting local farms
and food artisans. Tickets to Inspire.Challenge.Engage Dinner start at
$40 and are available at
Hunter Hopewell UNLV
Film Student Wins First Place. Hunter Hopewell, a forty-time award winning filmmaker
and Junior studying Film at the UNLV Honors College, has been awarded First
Place in the 14-18 year old category at the Peace in the Streets Global Film
Festival produced annually by the Peacemaker Corps Association at the United
Nations for the past 18 years for his anti-bullying film “Numbskull.” Based
on his personal experience being cyber bullied in high school, “Numbskull”
promotes a message that “bullying hurts and kindness heals more than most
people realize. Hunter Hopewell
hopes that this film
encourages peace in the streets through kindness. Now, at 19 years old,
Hunter has just released his debut album NobodyLike(s) Him available on iTunes and Amazon, is currently working on
his first feature film with aspirations to be a feature director at Walt
Disney Studios. As part of his first place win, Hunter was invited to the
United Nations to receive his prizes.