by Z.Z. Zorn
Celebrating July 4 is a
holiday we all know about. Here are
just a few facts about July 4 Independence Day you may not
have heard about:
Only two people actually signed the Declaration of
Independence on July 4: John Hancock and Charles Thomson, secretary of
Congress. Most of the others signed on August 2.
One US president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July
4. So were Nathaniel Hawthorne, Neil Simon, George Steinbrenner, and Malia
Three US presidents have died on July 4 — John
Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. In a bizarre twist of fate, Adams
and Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the
country they helped found.
Other countries — including Denmark, England,
Norway, Portugal and Sweden — celebrate the Fourth of July because many of
their citizens moved to the US or simply to attract American tourists.
The Nevada Broadcasters
Association will present the Lifetime Achievement Award
to broadcast veteran Hank Thornley
during the 23nd Nevada Broadcasters Association
Annual Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday, August 18, at 7pm at The
Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Thornley turns 101 this year
and is credited for creating the first television news operation
in Las Vegas as news director and anchorman at KLAS-TV Channel 8. In 1962
Thornley was lured to Las Vegas and its premier TV
station, KLAS TV, which at the time didn't have a news department. Thornley built a news operation from scratch, one
employee and piece of equipment at a time. As the first anchorman and news
director in Las Vegas, Thornley had a ringside
seat to the explosive growth of the city. His fledgling news operation covered
politicians including powerful Sheriff Ralph Lamb, President John Kennedy,
assorted dignitaries and stars and even The Beatles. Under Thornley, Channel 8 became the pre-eminent news
operation in the city.
In addition, the Nevada
Broadcasters Association and Foundation (NVBA and NVBF) are
pleased to announce that 35 Nevada broadcasters have
been selected, to be inducted into the 2018 Nevada Broadcasters Association
Hall of Fame. Each inductee has served in broadcasting a minimum of 20 years,
with 5 of those years in Nevada.
Tony n' Tina's Wedding
has found the perfect venue with the opening in Buca di Beppo inside
Bally's. With its original director, Larry
Pellegrini, at the helm, and an ensemble cast featuring
Rachel Swindler as Tina and Joseph Ben Shimon as Tony, this production is
fresh and relevant as it incorporates today's popular culture into the show's
repertoire. Tony n' Tina's Wedding
is an interactive comedy, a festive celebration in which the
audience doesn't just watch a show, they participate directly in the fun.
The hilarious Tony n' Tina's Wedding is the longest
running Off-Broadway comedy in history since opening February 14, 1988 in New
Tony n' Tina's Wedding
performs Friday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $99, which
includes reception, dinner and the show. A VIP package is available for $129,
which includes a two-hour open bar and a post-show meet and greet.
Tony n' Tina's Wedding is lots of fun
with entertainment, dancing, dinner, cake and more. With audience
participation and enthusiasm so much that people often wonder if certain
audience guests are actually part of the cast. Kooky activities involve comedy, drama, a real type wedding
ceremony, costuming, much frivolity and others events.
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding
officially tied the knot at Buca di Beppo inside Bally’s Las Vegas, Friday,
June 15 with a VIP grand opening celebration. Some Las Vegas celebrities and
entertainers in attendance were Chippendales, Douglas Leferovich, FANTASY, Menopause the Musical, Murray Sawchuck, Andrew Freeman of Raiding the Rock Vault,
Ricardo Laguna, the cast of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, Tenors
of Rock, WOW, and Xavier Mortimer, among others.
Shiver with antici… –pation, for the
cult-classic Rocky Horror
Picture Show – Live! as it returns to
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on
Sunday, July 29.
Fans are in for a raucous good time as the talented cast brings the
1975 cult classic musical to life in a completely immersive, off-the-stage
Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience. Assembled from casts of the top shows on
the Las Vegas Strip and around the city, the brilliant actors and singers
bring the music of the film to life.
Mortimer’s Magical Dream starring
acclaimed magician, Xavier Mortimer just celebrated two years of enchanting
the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Sin
City Theatre. Mortimer invited guests to journey into his
extravagant dream world in celebration of the show’s second year anniversary.
Following a successful international career, Mortimer made Las Vegas history
as the first Cirque du Soleil performer to headline his own Strip-side
Comprised of over 14 magic
acts, the 70-minute show is filled with reality-defying illusions and an
unconventional cast of characters, including the wonders of Mary Poppins, the theatrics of Charlie Chaplin and the
animations of Mickey Mouse, along with an original soundtrack created by
French performer Xavier Mortimer.
After performing in over 30
countries and most recently starring in Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed
production, Michael Jackson One, Mortimer is the first Cirque troupe performer
to launch a headlining residency on the Las Vegas Strip. Tickets start at
$60.41, excluding tax and box office fees. Guests of all ages are welcome.
The Club at Cannery Casino Hotel
brings celebrated tribute acts and rock stars to their venue
including Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band Serpentine Fire, award-winning
Neil Diamond tribute artist Rob Garrett, heavy metal rock artist Lita Ford and the all-female hard rock band Vixen.
August entertainment will also feature free live entertainment at Pin-Ups Bar
and Victory’s Bar & Grill all month long.
Michael Che, who we all know and
love from Saturday Night Live brings his 2018 Summer Tour to the world-famous
Comedy Cellar at Rio All-Suite Hotel
alongside special guest Cipha Sounds. The Saturday Night Live star will perform two shows, 7 p.m.
and 9 p.m., on Wednesday, July 11.
Comedy Cellar at Rio
exact replica of the iconic, underground Greenwich Village club, including the
“brick wall and stained glass,” low-ceiling design and full food and drink
menu from the club’s sister bar and late-night hangout The Fat Black Pussycat.
Michael Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s
Update” segment where he is also a co-head writer for the show. Che is a native of lower Manhattan and his comedy uses
humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies
street culture to world issues with a delivery as “a reflective, laid-back
stage presence with jokes that draw much from his city upbringing.
Cipha Sounds is, and has always been, more than
your average DJ. Over the course of his packed career, he has been responsible
for breaking artists like Rihanna and Rick Ross,
has shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest musicians and comedians
– from Jay Z to Dave Chappelle – and has
established himself as link between music and comedy in stand-up and improv scenes. Cipha Sounds
is now Michael Che’s go-to DJ and opening act on
The Comedy Cellar discovered
Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Dave
Attell, Amy Schumer and Chris Rock. In addition to
these household names, virtually every important comedian of the last 30 years
began their careers at the iconic venue.
Tickets are $45 plus applicable
taxes and fees for general admission and Las
Vegas locals with a valid ID tickets are
$25 plus applicable taxes and fees.
ARIA Resort & Casino
appears in an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit reality series,
The Bachelorette, currently
celebrating its 14th season. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and AAA Five
Diamond-rated resort hosted the newest Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, as she and her
suitors experienced the resort’s stunning accommodations at the
ARIA Sky Suites as well as two of ARIA's fine dining venues, Sage and Herringbone. Additionally, the episode will feature a special
group date after-party at the T-Mobile
Arena, as well as the highly anticipated rose ceremony which took place at
Hotel & Spa.
Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina
Would you believe there is a
National Tequila Day! Sure is and it’s party time at Cabo
Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood as they will celebrate National Tequila
Day with a week of shot specials from Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27. Cabo Wabo will offer 50-percent off select tequila shots,
including Cabo Wabo,
Espolòn and Chicano. Cabo Wabo. Sammy
Hagar’s rockin’ cantina also offers a wide
selection of tequila cocktails including the CW Margarita, made with the
restaurant’s signature Cabo Wabo tequila and Grand Marnier, priced at $13; and the
Margarita Verde, made with Cabo Wabo tequila, fresh lime, cucumber and cilantro, priced
Sammy Hagar’s hard
rockin’ dining and live music venue Cabo Wabo combines the laid-
back beach-town vibe of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,
with the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip. Blending coastal Mexican and Tex
Mex cuisine, the menu offers a tempting mix of
flavorful food, killer margaritas and an awesome venue where it is never
uncommon to catch the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, himself jamming out with a live
set on stage.
This summer, top party
destination Gentlemen’s Club, Crazy Horse 3
, located at 3525 W. Russell Rd., will turn back the
clock with a NEON Flow 80s and Ladies party starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday,
July 5. Crazy Horse 3 invites guests
to dress in their neon 80s best and will crank up throwback hits and party
remixes by DJ Greg Lopez
known for his top-rated morning show "The Doghouse," Lopez has
been spinning turntables at some of sin city’s most popular nightclubs,
including Hyde, TAO, Marquee and more.
Crazy Horse 3 will kick off
the party starting with a hosted open bar from 10 p.m. to midnight. A 2 a.m.
laser show will light up the entire club along with fluorescent body paint and
neon attire on the club’s gorgeous dancers. Guests using the Crazy Horse III
app (702-673-1700) to check into the venue will receive a $150 gift card,
valid as club credit.
nightlife experience, Drai’s
Nightclub atop The Cromwell,
is at the forefront of the ever-changing day and nightlife scenes by offering
live, full-length performances by celebrated artists and DJs such as a late-
night concert performance by GRAMMY Award-winning rapper 2 Chainz. Often spotted enjoying performances are big
names at Drai’s Nightclub such as San Francisco
49ers’ wide receiver Pierre Garcon, Tennessee Titans’ defensive end David
King, Carolina Panthers’ defensive tackle Vernon Butler, Carolina Panthers’
linebacker Shaq Thompson, Golden State Warriors’ point guard Shaun Livingston,
boxing legend Mike Tyson, rapper Tyga, Carolina
Panthers’ defensive tackle Vernon Butler, Portland Timbers’ striker Samuel
Armenteros, Hannover 96’s defenseman Miiko Albornoz and Newcastle
PARK at Paris Las Vegas celebrates the favorite sips of summer
with “Beer and Rosé Thursdays,” starting on Thursday, July 5. The weekly event
will be held from
6 – 8 p.m., offering $5 brewery-fresh beer and rosé by the
glass, plus live entertainment through Thursday, Aug. 30. “Beer and Rosé
Thursdays” offerings will apply to brewery-fresh Budweiser pints and Stemmari rosé by the glass.
Guests will be treated to live entertainment by local DJ and
classically-trained violinist Lydia Ansel
Known for her energetic rock ‘n’ roll style, Ansel previously spent three years performing at The
Colosseum at Caesars Palace with Rod Stewart and
featured at events including the Billboard Music Awards and Latin Grammy
Along with incredible views of the Fountains of Bellagio and
the Las Vegas Strip, BEER PARK offers billiards and foosball, as well as
oversized yard games, including Jenga and Connect
BEER PARK rooftop bar and grill on a 10,000-square-foot deck
offers a tailgate party atmosphere with an outdoor smoker and grill, picnic
tables, and more than 100 drafts, can and bottle beer selections; including 36
beers on tap. The all-American menu includes selections such as barbecue ribs,
oversized drumsticks and reuben sandwiches, all prepared with meats cooked
on a custom-made Budweiser Beechwood Grill as well
as marinated bratwurst, nachos and more. With dozens of high-definition
televisions throughout and an onsite betting station, BEER PARK is a popular
gathering place for sports fans. BEER PARK is open daily
from lunch through late night, transitioning to a fun, high-energy bar after
Rejuvenation Center opened its
second Las Vegas venue with much ballyhoo in Downtown Summerlin
. There was a Red Carpet with notable attendees and exclusive
prizes raffled off to raise money for The Shade Tree, a local non-profit that
provides aid to women, children and animals that are abused or homeless.
The outdoor patio was filled with guests enjoying entertainment
of musical performances by Nieve Malandra and DJ High Maintenance, appetizers, drinks,
gift bags and more. Inside, novel services and techniques that are offered
were demonstrated and explained.
Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center is an anti-aging and wellness
destination that reverses the effects of natural aging caused by the
environment, stress and disease and seeks to rebalance and rejuvenate the
whole person in a comfortable and supportive environment, through healthcare
advancements and customized programs.
Celebrity Entertainer Jeff Civillico, best
known as an award-winning comedic entertainer on the Las Vegas Strip for more
than a decade has been named “Ambassador” for Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
This is the first-time in
the 27-year history of the Museum that a celebrity has partnered with the
Museum to further rally local and national recognition for the Museum and its
current growth and expansion.
Eden in Love, a retail boutique that is dedicated
to giving back to the community through the power of consumerism, is ‘paw-
tnering’ with the Nevada Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) for a festive “Christmas in July”
shopping fundraiser for the entire month of July.
Shoppers who come in the store will be able to make donations
to purchase an “ornament” from the Christmas tree that designates what the
donation will go towards. Eden in Love will accept donations up to $30 and
will match the donation with a discount off their entire purchase. Shoppers
can share their support with contributions towards:
rescued cats and dogs
Bottles and kitten
formula for newborn, rescued kittens
Nursing kits and
puppy formula for newborn, rescued puppies
Rescue an animal
in peril at another shelter
in Love 6671 S. Las Vegas Blvd #A – 123 – Town Square - Located off the South Parking Garage across from
Monday-Thursday. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday
11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
One of the nation’s best-loved television shows “American Idol”
will bring the American Idol: Live! 2018 tour to the
on Sunday, July 29.
The American Idol: Live! 2018 tour will feature performances
from this season’s winner Maddie Poppe as well as this season’s top finalists, including
Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee and Michael J. Woodard. Kris Allen, Season 8
winner of “American Idol” will also be a special guest on tour.
The 2018 tour will span three months this summer. The tour will
cover over 40 cities kicking off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, Calif. and
wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, D.C. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets
start at $39 plus tax and fees.
Over 600 guests gathered for a sold out show at the
Foundry at SLS for Golden
Rainbow's 32nd annual Ribbon of Life, raising nearly $85,000 for
critically needed services for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Edie, from "Zumanity," and Sean
McAllister, from FOX 5's MORE Show, served as hosts for the show as they
introduced over 150 performers from more than 30 Strip shows. Entitled "The
Show Must Go On," the original production featured numbers influenced by
classic Broadway musicals and the iconic British performers and composers,
including a George Michael medley, "Jumpin' Jack
Flash" by the Rolling Stones, "Mercy" by Duffy, "Let's Dance" by David Bowie,
a Queen medley, and many more.
Performers from top Las Vegas shows gathered and volunteered
their time and talents to support Golden Rainbow's production, including Human
Nature, Chippendales, Tenors of Rock, cast members from "BAZ- A Musical Tour
de Force," "Le Reve- The Dream," "The Beatles
LOVE," "Zombie Burlesque," "Tony N' Tina's Wedding," "WOW- World of Wonder,"
"Fantasy," "Opium," and more.
During the show, a heartfelt video was shown, showcasing a few
of Golden Rainbow's client stories and how the organization has changed their
lives. Golden Rainbow Executive Director Gary Costa and Ribbon of Life
Producer, Pietra Sardelli greeted the audience and thanked them for their
support. Costa said, "Until there is a cure and the stigma of HIV/AIDS is
gone, we will continue to educate the community and fight for an AIDS-free
Following the performance, attendees enjoyed an after party at
the Sayer's Club hosted by Katie Kenner from "Sex
Tips for a Straight Woman from a Gay Man" and Enoch Augustus from "Zombie
Burlesque." Guests mixed and mingled with performers from the show while
enjoying appetizers, drinks, and additional performances.