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VEGAS HAPPENINGS

 

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS AT THE PEARL

Rock legends George Thorogood & The Destroyers are returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $26 (plus tax and applicable fees) and go on sale Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10 a.m.

 

MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS

Opening March 30, 2017, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS will recreate the mythic Club Domina as a cabaret nightclub space inside the Hard Rock Hotel, which is being fully redesigned to capture the magnetism of the Magic Mike franchise.

The state-of-the-art venue is designed with the capabilities to house a show that features 13 of the hottest and most talented men in the country performing in front of, behind, above, and all around the audience.

Ticket prices start at $49 and are available by phone at 800.745.3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com or MagicMikeLiveLasVegas.com. A $40 VIP meet & greet add-on is available with any ticket purchase and includes a meet & greet with the cast and a souvenir photo.

 

COPPER WHISK CAFÉ IS NOW OPEN AT THE ORLEANS

The Orleans Hotel and Casino announced the opening of Copper Whisk Café, a stylish new dining concept serving up breakfast classics and down-home comfort food 24 hours a day. Copper Whisk’s menu features breakfast favorites, lunchtime staples and more, with unique New Orleans flair sprinkled throughout.

Breakfast is served all day, with a variety of omelets, griddle specialties, breakfast pastries, and specialty dishes on the menu. For lunch, The Orleans’ famous chicken and sausage gumbo returns to the menu, accompanied by new dishes like BBQ pork fries, crisp waffle-cut fries with house-smoked pulled pork, cola BBQ sauce, and cheddar cheese sauce. Also featured is The Orleans Clubhouse sandwich, The Orleans’ version of the classic club. Copper Whisk is the latest dining concept to debut at The Orleans, following the opening of Bailiwick – The Hub of Bites, Sips and Sounds – in November 2016.

 

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT

Opening March 11, 2017, Raiding The Rock Vault brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life inside Vinyl, featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Boston, U2, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and many more. The show tells the story of classic rock from the 1960s to the 1980s and is performed by members of some of the greatest rock bands in history.

Ticket prices start at $69 (plus applicable taxes and service fees) and are available at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. A $100 Rock Star Package add-on is available with any ticket purchase and includes a show program, a meet & greet, and photo opportunity with the rock stars prior to the show.

 

FROGGER® AT THE MGM GRAND

Konami Gaming, Inc. hosted the world’s first “Frogger” skill-based gaming competition on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18th and 19th at Vegas’ new entertainment lounge, LEVEL UP at the MGM Grand. Similar to the iconic arcade classic, participants had to safely navigate Konami’s beloved Frogger® character through the road and river crossing course to increase scores and win cash prizes. Frogger’s first skill-based gaming machine, “Frogger: Get Hoppin’™,” opened for play at LEVEL UP on Wednesday, Feb. 15th.

 

PRINCE - PURPLE REIGN IN LAS VEGAS

Renowned Prince tribute artist Jason Tenner takes on the role of the iconic performer in “Purple Reign, The Prince Tribute Show” at The Westgate Hotel and Casino. General Admission ($49.47 plus service charge), VIP ($69.82 plus service charge), Nevada Resident ($19.99 plus service charge). Tickets for Nevada Residents are only available for purchase at the Westgate Box Office.

  

NIGHT RANGER AND SURVIVOR PLAY NASCAR WEEKEND

Night Ranger and special guest Survivor will perform NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas at the 14th Annual RaceJam concert at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, March 11 starting with Survivor at 8 p.m. followed by Night Ranger, both on the 3rd Street Stage.

The annual downtown concert is held in conjunction with NASCAR Weekend, which features the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 11 and the Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 12, both at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
 
All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located at Carson and 4th Street.



CHRIS STAPLETON - AT THE PALMS

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Chris Stapleton at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

 

Country superstar Chris Stapleton is returning to Las Vegas, with special guest Maren Morris, for a special performance at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 8 p.m.  Renowned and respected in Nashville, Chris Stapleton has co-written six number one hits for some of country music’s biggest stars and has continually worked as an in-demand session musician, providing masterful backup vocals and guitar work to countless pieces of music.  Following a historic turn on the CMA Awards — Stapleton is the first artist to win “Album of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “New Artist of the Year” at the same awards – Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks.  Stapleton capped off the year with four nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards — “Album of the Year,” “Best Country Album,” “Best Country Song” (“Traveller”) and “Best Country Solo Performance” (“Traveller”).  Tickets start at $50 plus tax and applicable fees.

VEGAS HAPPENINGS - CARRIE UNDERWOOD

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD - TELLIN’ STORIES IN VEGAS
Since winning “American Idol” in 2005, Underwood has sold 58 million records worldwide, scored 21 No. 1 hits (including 11 she co-wrote), and earned over 100 major awards. She was the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year. The beautiful country girl with big pipes branched out into acting with roles in film and television, including starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s Emmy-winning, “The Sound of Music Live!”. She has also launched her own fitness lifestyle line, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which made a splash during New York Fashion Week 2015. Underwood brings her “Storyteller” Tour to Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena this Nov. 26, 2016. Tickets start at $95 and go up to a whopping $3,500 for one of the suites. As we go to print, less than a couple hundred remain to be purchased at LiveNation.com  

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FIRST ANNUAL RICARDO ORTIZ CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT TO REINTEGRATE HOMELESS VETERANS
Ricardo Ortiz Presents the First Annual Otiz Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Home Deployment Project, a 501(c) 3 Public Charity dedicated to finding, saving, and reintegrating Veterans suffering from chronic homelessness and/or PTSD in the Las Vegas Valley. The tournament will take place on Dec. 9, 2016 from 6:00am-3:00pm and will be held at the Jack Nicklaus golf course like no other, Bear’s Best Las Vegas, an upscale, daily fee public golf course offering a world-class private club experience in a public facility focused on corporate entertaining, golf outings, and other private events. Tickets are $150-$2,000 at TheHDP.org

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SERGEY KOVALEV vs ANDRE WARD

One of the most anticipated fights of the year will take place this month with a pound-for-pound fight to hit the boxing ring for a light heavyweight championship bout between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Andre “S.O.G.” Ward. The Ring Magazine pits these two undefeated top-five ranked fighters against each other as an even 50-50 match.  

Kovalev is the Russian Wrecking Ball knockout artist who is unbeaten and sits atop boxing’s light heavyweight division. Future hall of Famer, Ward was the last American man to win a Gold Medal in boxing at the Olympics. He also has never lost a fight, amateur or professional, since he was 12! Fans are in for a real treat with this fight to be held at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas on Nov. 19, 2016. It will also be broadcast on HBO and Pay-Per-View. Also matched for the evening are: Isaac Chilemba vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Maurice Hooker vs. Darleys Perez

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MGM RESORTS ADDS YET ANOTHER ENTERTAINMENT VENUE TO VEGAS WITHOUT AMPLE PARKING
MGM is adding yet another entertainment venue to its full deck of entertainment venues this month with the opening of Park Theater at Monte Carlo, located just across from its 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. The new 5,000-seat venue does boast “first-of-its-kind” immersive 240-foot-wide projection surface in 4K resolution, 3D motion graphics, offering unparalleled views from anywhere in the theater,” with its furthest seat from the stage at only 145-foot distance. Sounds great... Just wondering: “Where’s the PARKING?”  

EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVE NATION FOR 
MGM’S NEW CASINO AND THEATER IN WASHINGTON D.C.
MGM join forces with Live Nation, one of the world’s leading live entertainment companies, to develop a world-class lineup for the The Theater at the brand new MGM National Harbor opening this Dec. 8, 2016 in Maryland’s Capital Region, located just minutes from Washington D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River. The 3,000-seat venue at the $1.4 billion resort and casino is expected to become the entertainment epicenter of the Capital Region as the area’s first of its kind to be integrated in a resort. The joint force plans to deliver A-list performers and high-profile events – normally reserved for large-scale arenas – to an intimate setting. Ticketing will be handled exclusively by Ticketmaster, of course, which is owned by Live Nation.

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MONTY PYTHON’S JOHN CLEESE & ERIC IDLE TOGETHER
Britain’s living legends of comedy from the outrageously hilarious television show, “Monty Python”, and iconic movies that started it all with the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail - comedians John Cleese and Eric Idle come together for a live performance this month inside The Venetian Theater at The Venetian on Nov. 18, 2016. Tickets range from $49-$259 and are available at Ticketmaster.com

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RAY ROMANO & DAVID SPADE TEAM UP AT MIRAGE
Ray Romano, the star from one of the most loved comedy sitcoms in television history, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, teams up with David Spade, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant from TV’s “Just Shoot Me!”, for an evening of hilarious banter as they share the Terry Fator stage together for a series of performances from Nov. 2016 through April, 2017. Tickets start at $79.99 and are available at Mirage.com

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM'S Gets Nod from Maxim - Best Payout with a Sexy View

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BEST PAYOUT WITH A SEXY VIEW— 
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM’S CABARET GETS NOD FROM MAXIM


Men’s publication, Maxim magazine, gave Vegas gentlemen’s club and gaming hotspot, Play It Again, Sam’s Cabaret quite the shout-out in their article, ‘How You Can Actually Win Money While Partying at Vegas Gentlemen’s Clubs,’ stating: “Right now, the best gentlemen’s club with a video poker machine is a locals hangout called Play It Again, Sam’s.”  The article continued: “It pays 7- 1 for a fullhouse and 5 – 1 for a flush [meaning that those hands pay $7 and $5, respectively, for every dollar you wager]. Plus the place has a bunch of flat-screen TVs for watching games, you get free beer while you’re playing, and the selection is good: Heineken, Stella, Beck’s.” Check it out at: PlayItAgainSams.com

Goo Goo Dolls Celebrate The D LAS VEGAS' 5-Year Anniversary LIVE at DTLV

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CONCERT RECAP

GOO GOO DOLLS BROUGHT CHART-TOPPING HITS TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER, SEPT. 16

Rock legends Goo Goo Dolls, with Tribe Society and Collective Soul, brought an unforgettable night to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) on Friday, September 16 to celebrate the D Las Vegas’ fifth anniversary weekend.  Coming to the conclusion of their highly-successful summer tour, the bands electrified fans with hits from the past and present.

Formed in 2015, the New York-based progressive group Tribe Society opened the show with an array of songs showcasing their eclectic sound.  Next up, the multiplatinum quintet Collective Soul took to the stage to perform a slew of #1 hits they have achieved over two decades.  Known for classics like “Shine,” the fans jumped and danced to their energetic performance.

With more than 10 million albums sold worldwide, celebrated band Goo Goo Dolls continued the action-packed evening by starting with “Long Way Down,” “Here is Gone” and their beloved song “Slide.”  The band reminded guests of their incredible 30-year career with “Big Black Balloon,” “Bringing on the Light,” and #1 Billboard favorite “Iris.”

Goo Goo Dolls also crooned the audience with material from their latest album release Boxes, including “Over and Over” and their recent single “So Alive.”

Photo Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center/Tom Donoghue Photography

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