Aug 29 14

Comedy Pet Theater now in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood

by Connie Shearer

The world-famous Gregory Popovich has brought his awesome show to the V for all of us to come enjoy. Especially anyone who happens to love saving animals or supporting people or companies that they know that do support saving animals. I bring this up because 15 of each of the shows cats and 10 dogs were once strays rescued from various animal shelters. The most beloved family show in the world uses more than 30 performing pets ranging from common dogs and cats to parrots, even geese and mice!

Comedy Pet Theater VegasCritics describe the show as a unique blend of physical comedy and world class juggling by Popovich who is a fifth generation circus performer.

Now after years of love and attention they love showing off and performing and getting to be stars in Las Vegas instead of in the bottom of a kill barrel. So Thank you Comedy Pet Theater for that life-saving contribution to each of these animals! Each stray is now an active participant in the show performing skits, and a variety of stunts. They love their new life and it shows in their enthusiasm for what they’re doing now.

Coming off a world-tour where over 20 countries were visited Popovich brings his extravaganza to the V where audiences will be captivated by the European-style clowns, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets. It’s a show for both kids and adults alike.

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Aug 28 14

Beacher’s Madhouse at the MGM Grand Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

The first time Jeff Beacher had a residency in Vegas the Mayor loved him so much he gave him a key to the city. This funny man has had his show all over the country his longest running residency is Las Vegas I would garner to bet that is because Vegas is the only city able to put up with Jeff’s larger than life personality that fits in here like it was actually manufactured here in Vegas in an alley behind the Stratosphere, but seriously folks this show is hilarious. Instead of a review of the show I thought if you were given a run-down of the characters you would be so interested you would go see this show.

Beachers Madhouse Las VegasHis comedy and variety show that is playing at the MGM Grand Las Vegas is over the top hilarious, Jeff Beacher is more than just a comedian he is a born entrepreneur who learned to be entertaining as a means of survival, Jeff Beacher is a force to be reckoned with – and the whole world is about to know it.

Host Pete Giovoni, he makes the guys laugh and the girls scream between his hosting job and his used car sales position I am surprised he always looks so fresh.

Amazon Ashley is the newest addition the cast of characters Beacher has at his house. You may remember her from Miley Cirus’ twerking extravaganza we were all subjected to well this fine young lady was the exceptionally tall lady whose derrière Miley had her face in. She also was in the video for the number 1 hit single “We Can’t Hold On”.

Beacher’s Babes imagine if you mix old time elegance with LA sexy and that is what you have here. Beacher’s Madhouse also has a whole list of mini me’s from Mini Katy Perry, Mini Brittany Spears, Mini Lady Gaga, Mini Miley Cirus and Robin Thicke, Mini Kanye West, Mini Psy, Mini Michael Jackson and the list just goes on and on.

You are not going to be disappointed so come on out get a whole group together and make it date night.

Aug 27 14

Forever Doo Wop can now be seen at the Riviera

by Connie Shearer

Packed with proper musicians who know the music, and a leader like Early Clover Forever Doo Wop and Motown is sure to be a huge success!

During an interview Early said, neither he nor does any of the cast call what they do work, because they each come together each day to do something they all love. He said his father told him when he was very young that he would never work a day in his life if he found a job that he loved. So that is what he did. Little Richard, Ray Charles, Stevie Forever Doo Wop Vegas 2014Wonder, Otis Redmon, are just some of the people that influenced Early Clover. Do not underestimate the amount of hard work it takes to pull off what they do! Not by any means do not do that. For the ordinary joe we could not walk on site and make the magic happen like they do that is not a skilled profession where you can just hire any Jane or John to do their job, but what he is saying is that each and every single person they have been lucky enough to hire were all born to do this job. They all work very hard before, during and after to make each performance happen.

So come on out with your whole family to see Forever Doo Wop at the Riviera nightly at 7 pm. They exude so much joy and energy that you can’t help but get into the show! Their harmonies sound as if they have been singing together for years and many if not all of the shows sounded like the original.

Aug 26 14

The Annual Las Vegas Scavenger Hunt for Charity is Back!

by Katie Miller

Grab a buddy and join hundreds of Las Vegas residents and visitors for the Las Vegas Strip Scavenger Hunt for Charity! If you want to experience “The Amazing Race” right here in Las Vegas and are looking for a high intensity Annual Las Vegas Scavenger Hunt for Charity 2014challenge or just want to partake in a low key, fun Saturday activity with your family, then you will love this (INSERT). The Little Miss Hannah Foundation is hosting a fun afternoon of clue searching all over the city; receive clues to each location and earn plenty of prizes along the way!

Proceeds to benefit the Little Miss Hannah Foundation – Enhancing the quality of life for children diagnosed with rare, life-limiting, complex medical conditions, and children who have been placed in hospice or palliative care in Las Vegas. “By working hands-on with families that are faced with losing their child due to a medical condition, the Little Miss Hannah Foundation will strive to empower, educate and support families during the most emotionally-charged times of their lives.”

The race begins at Kahunaville Vegas in the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino at 2pm; don’t miss your chance to get some exercise in the sun for a good cause, register at http://www.littlemisshannah.org/scavengerhunt, but hurry, sales end September 6th.

 

Las Vegas Strip Scavenger Hunt for Charity
Saturday, September 6 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Treasure Island Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

Aug 25 14

Daniel Tosh brings his Aces of Comedy Tour to Vegas

by Connie Shearer

With dates in September on the 26th & 27th then again in October on the 10th & the 11th and your FINAL chance this year to see Tosh here in Vegas is November 7th & 8th. You may want to consider getting a sitter for the youngsters I mean they will love him but you will not love that whole well then why are we here moment so just make it date night or double date night, you know your therapist said at least once a month is healthy for every relationship. So spend time together watching someone who can make anyone laugh, this kid is absolutely hilarious!

Daniel Tosh Vegas 2014He has a unique brand of comedy that has earned him a spot on the Aces of Comedy tour featuring such comedians as Ray Romano, Ron White, Lewis Black, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, Chris D’elia, Gabriel Iglesias, and Ray Romano & David Spade together.

Earlier in his stand-up career, Tosh evolved his show into one of the most popular and successful college acts of all time. He has performed at more than 700 campuses in his career. Daniel’s casual laid back style while delivering his material really opens him up to the crowd without him having to have a lot of audience interaction.

He was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2005. Personally anyone who has watched him loves watching his confusion, amusement or whatever emotion he has rolling across his face is almost worth the money for the entire show but that would just be weird. While his audience is mostly directed towards a younger age bracket many adults love to look at his humor as a fond way to remember when.

Aug 23 14

Million Dollar Quartet Comes Back to Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

I bet those superstars never dreamed on that cold December night in 1956 that all these years later there would be a musical based on those actual events.

Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins are the who and the where was Sun Records Studios in Memphis, TN is where the guys had an impromptu jam session that spawned a musical. An article about the session was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar under the title “Million Dollar Quartet.” The recording was first released in Europe in 1981 as the Million Dollar Quartet with 17 tracks.

Million Dollar Quartet VegasMillion Dollar Quartet brings that night to life in a alluring tale of trials and triumphs of betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. You’re able to relieve the era through the fascinating portrayal of amazing human beings and with a score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, r & b, and country hits, performed on-stage live by world-class actors and musicians hits like “Blue Suede Shoes” “Fever” “Walk the Line” “Great Balls of Fire” and so many more.

Here is the cast of characters you have to look forward to seeing:

“Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins) since originating the role of Carl Perkins in 2006, Robert has starred in every production of Million Dollar Quartet. He also writes and produces original music that he performs. Said Vegas.com

“Benjamin D. Hale joins as (Johnny Cash) and is thrilled to join the cast after a six year run in Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular (Raoul v/s Swing)” Said Vegas.com

Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis) comes to us from the National Tour of MDQ. Having crossed the ocean to brave his trade dancing on tables around the world or so says vegas.com.

Justin Shandor (Elvis Presley) is an amazing vocalist with a 4 octave range, an accomplished pianist, guitarist and actor and Graceland has named Justin their Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist in 2010. Vegas.com

You’re going to be so glad you came out to enjoy this tribute to an event in history being played out on stage in Las Vegas.

Aug 22 14

Support the UNLV Basketball Team at the MGM Grand Showcase!

by Josh Moore

Don’t miss four of the top 25 college basketball teams compete at the MGM Grand! The two games which will be featured live at the MGM Grand Basketball Showcase are UNLV versus Utah and Washington versus Oklahoma. Not only do ticket holders have the opportunity to enjoy top teams go head to head but they are also contributing to the Coaches versus Cancer foundation.

MGM Grand Basketball Showcase 2014The games will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The massive arena offers comfortable seating for up to 16,800 people, excellent views from every point of sight, and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting, and sound.

Don’t miss your chance to see your favorite team compete at the MGM Grand Showcase in December!

 

MGM Grand Showcase Tickets (Oklahoma vs Washington, UNLV vs Utah)
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 20 at 6:00 pm

Aug 21 14

Vegas Unplugged Music Festival Saturday!!

by Katie Miller

If you love acoustic music then come down to the beautiful Historic Fifth Street School, Saturday August 23rd. Since its inception three years ago, the community based musical event has featured world class musicians, food, and art. The founders, Stuart Carter Smith and Mundo Juillerat, have subsequently expanded from a purely “Indie Festival” to, “We have one rule for the artists: Whatever your genre or thing is- do it! Just do it acoustically!!” Vegas Vegas Unplugged Music FestivalUnplugged has partnered with the City of Las Vegas to keep the festival in Downtown Las Vegas, “In years previous it has been our goal to give back to the community. We’re excited to continue our association with Opportunity Village’s Fine and Entertainment Arts program. Opportunity Village’s “Roaring Thunder” will continue their Vegas Unplugged tradition by kicking off the festival with a performance. Washburn Guitars/US Music Corp. (one of our musical sponsors) will be donating an acoustic guitar to be auctioned with the proceeds benefiting Opportunity Village.” The all-age, low-cost event festival was created to build a multi-cultural musical event for the Las Vegas community.

This summer’s line-up includes international music star, Martin Nievera, in a rare intimate-acoustic piano performance. Joining Nievera will be the Opportunity Village’s Roaring Thunder, Avalon Landing, Bishr Hijazi Arab Ensemble and the PJ Barth Trio. Come see “some of the best musicians Las Vegas has to offer!”

Show starts at 6pm and doors open at 5 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Aug 21 14

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon comes back to Vegas!

by Connie Shearer

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is coming to Las Vegas on November 14 – 16. This unique weekend experience includes live music, parties, health and fitness expo, multiple running distances. Runners of all levels should join.

These races take place all over the United States and there are projects within projects going on and I would like to make you all aware of a special runner that will be participating at this year’s Las Vegas event. She has been pounding the pavement all across America as she races for awareness.

Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon 2014She is Runner Girl and she runs for an organization called ProjectAccept. The campaign she is spear heading for them is called Race for Awareness, you can find more information on the web at: http://projectaccept.org/race-awareness/

The mission statement at ProjectAccept is:

To gather together all individuals and groups affected by HSV & HPV into one social

movement; to organize and empower the community in order to combat HSV & HPV on the

following fronts:

• Awareness: To educate the public on both the present and the potential impact of HSV &

HPV on human lives.

• Acceptance: To combat the stigma surrounding HSV & HPV: to make life for the

affected easier, while fighting the spread of the viruses through more open conversation

education and understanding

• Virus Research: To combat the myriad associated diseases medically, through

independent cure research for the viruses.

Runner Girl officially submitted a proposal to ProjectAccept on Valentine ’s Day this year. Her first race was in Nashville last April & to date she has been racing for over six months and the campaign is for anyone who would like to participate. She also organizes and attends many group functions for people with HSV/HPV. There are hundreds of groups across the nation with folks just like Runner Girl who live and deal with HSV or HPV daily. You are not alone.

When I asked Runner Girl why she wants to do this campaign it had to be a very hard choice for her to make to decide to put her face as the face of awareness for HSV and she told me.

Because no one else is.

How do you argue that? You don’t. You smile and you say THANK YOU….

 

Aug 20 14

Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball!

by Katie Miller

This critically acclaimed Halloween bash is sure to be the number one hit on October 31st! As described by Robin Leach, the party is “One Of The Most Outrageous, Bizarre And Risque Halloween Parties In The Country”, which is why the Los Angeles Times says it’s “The One Party You DON’T Want To Miss”! And if that wasn’t enough, the Travel Channel has said Halloween Ball Vegas 2014that it is “One Of The Top 10 Events In The World” and Maxim Magazine promises that this is “One Of 5 Events To Attend Before You Die”!! So why is this party so wild?? Well, Las Vegas Weekly says that this is “The Most Adult Of The Adult Halloween Events In Vegas”! The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball in Las Vegas is a party you don’t want to miss.

So, grab some crazy costumes and join 7,500 of the sexiest people in Vegas for what Bizarre Magazine has named “The Worlds Wildest Halloween Party” EVER!!

 

Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball
Friday, October 31 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV