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Entertainment Tidbits  

ENTERTAINMENT TIDBITS

by Z.Z. Zorn

 


Alex Trebek and James Holzhauer - Jeopardy winning sensation

Las Vegas resident James Holzhauer (famed Jeopardy game show mega-winner) is giving back to his hometown community-and to his favorite Museum. James and Melissa Holzhauer, members of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and are frequent visitors with their daughter, surprised the Museum with a $10,000 donation. “We think the museum is an amazing resource for the Las Vegas community and we can't wait to see how our donation helps it move forward,” said James Holzhauer, Las Vegas resident and record-winning contestant on the game show, Jeopardy.
Las Vegas is so proud of him, he has also been awarded the Key To The City and James Holzhauer Day!


James Holzhauer - Key To The City Day!


So many legendary performers are making their way to Las Vegas and most tickets are on sale now.   Performing are:

Jonas Brothers – First North American headline tour in nearly a decade. Begins tour with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Friday, October 18.
Paul Anka with his concert entitled, Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Cedric The Entertainer at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. 
Eric Clapton limited run of solo concert dates including T-Mobile Arena Friday, Sept. 13.
Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 6.
Journey in a limited engagement at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace October 9 – 26. 
Jackie Evancho at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 13th




Ralph Toddre - NV Broadcasters Assn. honoree

The Nevada Broadcasters Association will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to broadcast veteran Ralph Toddre during the Association’s Annual Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday, August 24, at 7pm at The Four Seasons Las Vegas. Ralph Toddre first began his long broadcasting career in 1975, working as the Operations and Programming Manager at KLAS TV.  He became Vice President and General Manager of KRNV News 4 in Reno and later, President and C.O.O. for Sunbelt Communications Company
This year marks the 24th Hall of Fame Gala and will take place on Saturday, August 24 at The Four Seasons Las Vegas. All money raised at the Hall of Fame Silent and Live Auctions goes directly to support the Nevada Broadcasters Foundation’s Tony and Linda Bonnici Broadcasting Scholarship Fund which provides tuition scholarships to students attending Nevada’s Colleges and Universities.  One hundred forty-five (145) scholarships have been awarded over the past eight years to talented and dedicated students of broadcasting in Nevada. 


Autism Awareness is important for all to know about and the following have helped:
Ralph Toddre who will be the recipient of NBA lifetime achievement award is the father of three, two of whom were diagnosed with autism, Ralph was inspired to become a leader in the State of Nevada and across the nation emphasizing the specific needs of children and families affected by the condition. He began this mission in 2006 by co-founding the Autism Coalition of Nevada with his wife, Meredith.

Efforts to help with autism by Las Vegas Dr. Rooman Ahad was a love of science and studying medicine. She is now part of an effort to expand autism services in the Las Vegas Valley and raise awareness through education and events.


During Autism Awareness Month the Blue Man Group at Luxor Hotel and Casino announced their fifth annual Grant a Gift Autism Foundation benefit performance on Sunday, June 9 at 4 p.m. The world-famous Blue Man Group will host a sensory-friendly show, suitable for children, adults and families affected by the autism spectrum disorder. For this sensory-friendly show, guests can expect slight modifications to the performance including reduced sound and light levels at various moments. Additionally, earplugs will be made available upon request. The Blue Men will limit the amount of direct audience interaction and keep their approach to the audience more subdued. Blue Man Group will also create calming environments in the theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the show.
Individual tickets are on sale now. For every $36 ticket sold for the performance, Blue Man Group will donate $20 to the foundation.




Z.Z. with Eddie Clendening who plays Elvis in Heartbreak Hotel (Producer on left)

“Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” now at Harrah’s celebrated its grand opening with a VIP blue carpet premiere on Sunday April 28.  In attendance were cast members Eddie Clendening (guitar and vocals), Matt Codina (guitar), Jonny Bowler (upright bass), Cole Maxwell (drums), Colte Julian (piano and Music Director), Geno Henderson (guitar), Jackie Wiatrowski (vocals), Tymara Walker (vocals) and Fana Hughes (vocals), as well as show producers Scott Prisand and Seth Fass from Robbins Lane Entertainment.  The show’s performers are all so good they intermix with songs, instruments and narratives. Many celebs attended the opening and were also part of the Blue Carpet..

“Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” is an ultimate Elvis hit- driven story-telling experience. Presenting the music and the story of Elvis’ meteoric rise to fame all in one night’s immersive experience, the show features more than 18 Elvis songs that came to define “rock ‘n’ roll” as we know it today, while four giant LED walls present authentic imagery and scenes from his extraordinary life.

“Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” performs Wednesday through Monday at 8 p.m. with an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The show is dark Tuesday. Tickets are on sale now and start at $49.



Eastside Cannery Entertainment in May.
Maná Mexican rock tribute band Corazón De Maná , acclaimed tribute band is fans, delivering the ultimate Maná live experience as they recreate the sound, style and music of the Grammy Award- winning, Mexican rock band, Maná. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $19.95
Mother’s Day Supper Club will feature Wes Winters on Sunday, May 12
Guests can treat their moms to a lavish dining experience during the Mother’s Day Supper Club at One Six Sky Lounge, featuring special performances by Las Vegas showman Wes Winters. The Mother’s Day dinner will feature an expansive buffet that includes roasted Prime rib, baked salmon, roasted pork loin, a decadent chocolate fountain, assorted cakes and pies, and much more.
The dinner event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.
Let’s Get It On – The Marvin Gaye Experience on Saturday, May 25
Featuring Grammy Award-winning songwriter and artist Jackie’s Boy who celebrates the Grammy Award-winning solo artist Marvin Gaye’s greatest hits.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $19.95
May entertainment will also feature free live entertainment at Marilyn’s Lounge and Pin-Ups Lounge.




Billy Ray Cyrus

The Orleans Showroom May entertainment
Billy Ray Cyrus – The Residency Tuesday, May 7 through Sunday, May 11
Multi-platinum-selling country music star Billy Ray Cyrus burst into the music scene with the debut of his widely-popular, first album “Some Gave All,” which included one of Cyrus’ best-known, chart-topping hits, “Achy Breaky Heart,” which became a country music phenomenon, creating a new dance craze. Aside from music, Cyrus has also enjoyed a successful career in acting. The country music singer co-starred on the hit Disney show “Hannah Montana” alongside his daughter Miley Cyrus.
Air Supply - Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26
After years of producing multiple hits and performing all over the world, Air Supply has received numerous recognitions as one of the most celebrated soft rock groups.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $41.95 plus tax and fees.
Bourbon Street Lounge is a modern 140-seat lounge with live entertainment
Bailiwick All American Pub + Eatery has lively free entertainment handcrafted gastropub fare, specialty cocktails, and an expansive draft and craft beer selection.



Super Summer Theatre opens May 22 at the Spring Mountain Ranch. Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine - May 22-Jun 8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Concert Fantastic – June 26-July 13. Chicago The Musical July 31-August 17 and Noises Off September 5 – Sept. 21.   All performance are at 8 p.m. except for Noises Off performance at 7 p.m. Tickets: 702 579-7529. Parking opens at 5 p.m. so you can picnic before the show at this lovely area.   This is the 44th season of Theatre “Under the Stars” at Spring Mountain Ranch.
  Springs Preserve at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. has some fun things going on.
The Ice Cream Festival with all-you-can-eat Ice cream cones, sundaes, floats and more will happen on Saturday May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 10th annual Las Vegas BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL will happen on Saturday, May 11 from 4-8 p.m.
Tickets for the events can be purchased at springspreserve.org



Sax in the City! The Department of Fine Arts Music Program at (CSN) College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus presents the (LVYSE) Las Vegas Youth Saxophone Ensemble led by Artistic Director, Lindsey O’Connor in their spring semester concert at CSN entitled, Sax in the City. Performing works by Barber, Bryant, Copland, Crepin, Mackey, and Molinelli, the LVYSE will feature student soloists Benjamin Bell, Sebastian Carlson, Jennifer Holstead, Gabryel Leser, and Jerick Meagher. The LVYSE will also be joined by members of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras Percussion Studio under the direction of Dr. Rachel Julian.
The concert will take place Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the BackStage Theatre at the Cheyenne Campus. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors. 



The+Source, with two locations at 9480 S. Eastern Blvd. in Henderson, Nev. and 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas, will double its military discount to 20 percent every day throughout May in honor of Military Appreciation Month. The+Source offers more than 30 different strains of cannabis, as well as a variety of concentrates, edibles and related medical marijuana products.

The+Source is proud to serve military members in the community and the increased military discount will apply to full-priced items throughout the month of May for all previous and current military members. Customers taking advantage of the military discount must present a valid, government-issued military ID and must be members of The+Source’s loyalty rewards program, which offers one point for every dollar spent.

 


Marriage Can Be Murder, the long-running comedy, dinner show at the D Las Vegas, will offer $20++* tickets to all Nevada police officers from May 12-18. The special-priced tickets are the local show’s way of thanking law enforcement during National Police Week.
The Police Week promo will be a pre-celebration of Marriage Can Be Murder’s 20-year anniversary in Las Vegas. Show creators Eric and Jayne Post performed the murder-mystery comedy number at various locations around Las Vegas before it settled in to its current home downtown. From June 2019 until June 2020, Marriage Can Be Murder will be announcing different promotions that are designed to give back to a community.

Marriage Can Be Murder can be seen seven nights a week at the D Las Vegas. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bodies begin to drop at 6:30 p.m. To take advantage of the National Police Week promotion, officers can call the D Box Office to reserve at 702-388-2111. To book in person, officers can bring police badge or ID to the box office at the D Las Vegas. Limit two special-priced tickets per person.

If you haven’t been to Marriage Can Be Murder show, you are missing something. You can be a part of the mystery, while being part of the fun! You'll be thoroughly entertained during this 2-hour interactive experience that includes a three course meal served at your table while you try to figure out "who dun-it".



The Donut Bar in Downtown Las Vegas has joined the fight to combat youth homelessness with a special promotion in conjunction with the 10th Annual Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament to benefit Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. From Sunday, May 5 to Saturday, May 11, the Donut Bar will donate 25 percent of donut sales of the “HYA Donut Special” to the nonprofit Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, the most comprehensive provider of life-saving services for homeless youth in Southern Nevada. The designated donut is the Crème Brulèe Donut, the Donut Bar’s most popular offering.

        The Donut Bar promotion leads up to the Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament on Saturday, May 11 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, Tickets are available with prices starting at $25 per bowler or $125 per team of five. Registration includes unlimited bowling, food, refreshments, desserts, tournament swag bag, tournament souvenir and more; the evening session also will feature a DJ and cosmic bowling. Themed costumes are encouraged. To register or for other participation and sponsorship opportunities call 702- 383-1332.



Something new is coming to Cirque du Soleil Entertainment R.U.N – a groundbreaking new show and the first live action thriller will premiere at Luxor this fall. R.U.N is an unprecedented entertainment experience, using live action performance, cutting-edge technology and multimedia to explore the world of stunts. Audiences will be plunged into a sensory experience where special effects collide with human performance, pushing viewers to the edge of their seats. Chapter by chapter, guests will be taken through a gritty, cinematic story featuring bold, rebellious and fearless characters. The show will follow two clans in an adrenaline-filled adventure where a striking bride leads a series of fast- paced chases, combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.
R.U.N will begin performances on October 24   and play in the R.U.N Theater at Luxor Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.




Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp created in 1997 is designed to provide the ultimate rock star experience for musicians of any instrument including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns, and even vocals.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp celebrates its 25th anniversary with a return to Las Vegas featuring special guest headliners Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) and Lou Gramm (Foreigner) June 27 – 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the ultimate rock star experience.

Campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors where they will receive personal instruction, participate in jam sessions and Q&A’s, and attend Master Classes by Joe Perry, Vince Neil and Lou Gramm, culminating in a live performance with Gramm at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sat., June 29.

Drum kits and backline are provided; however, campers may bring their own equipment. All skill levels are welcome and space is available on a variety of packages. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit rockcamp.com or call 888-762-2263, ext. 7. 


 


Alice (in Wonderland) Ballet

Nevada Ballet Theatre is the Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  Now in its 47th season, Nevada Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas and the largest professional ballet company and dance Academy in the State. Committed to the highest artistic standards, this classically-based company is at home in an eclectic repertory, moving easily from the classics to the high-energy contemporary ballets. The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire statewide, regional and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach.


Alice (in Wonderland) Ballet

What a delight is was seeing their season finale Alice (in Wonderland). Exceptional ballet performances in a colorful costumed storyline of the famed Lewis Carroll stories had the audiences raving. The wonderful ballet was accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by Leif Bjaland with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.





Vegas Golden Knights

Marcus Allen - Raiders

The first-ever Battle for Vegas Charity Softball Game will be at Downtown Summerlin, Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Fans will get the chance to watch their favorite stars in action as the teams “battle” it out for Las Vegas’ bragging rights, for a good cause. The softball showdown will feature two all-star teams of professional athletes, celebrities and media personalities, led by Reilly Smith of the Vegas Golden Knights and his teammates and Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen and friends from the Raiders including an appearance by members of the Las Vegas-based GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons.

The Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game will benefit local charities, including the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) and the nonprofit foundation of Imagine Dragons, which is dedicated to providing financial support to children and their families battling a pediatric cancer diagnosis. 

Tickets for the Battle for Vegas Charity Softball Game are now on sale with general ticket prices starting at $20 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.





Golden Nugget Pool and Shark Tank

Did you know the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino is home to a 200,000- gallon shark tank aquarium at their pool? Golden Nugget’s pool, The Tank, is the perfect backdrop for an ultimate Friday night as they will debut their all-new monthly summer pool party, Honky Tonk at The Tank, with The Rhyolite Sound. The pool party includes live music, drink specials and fun, fun, fun.  Honky Tonk at The Tank will take place the first Friday of every month, June through September starting at 9:00 p.m.





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