Red carpet king Ross Mathews previews AFAN’s Black & & White Party

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Ryan Stuart, Jaymes Vaughan, Ross Mathews, James Davis and Sami Eskelin at Chippendales in the Rio.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015|8:34 p.m.

Ross Mathews at Chippendales in the Rio
Ryan Stuart, Jaymes Vaughan, Ross Mathews, James Davis and Sami Eskelin at Chippendales in the Rio.Launch slideshow “

E! Network star Ross Mathews plans to bring Hollywood glitz and glamour to Saturday’s AFAN Black & & White Celebration at the Joint in the Acid rock Hotel.

“This is my very first time with AFAN, so I’ve been doing my research,” the host of Ryan Seacrest’s new show “Knock, Knock” informed me. “It’s the 29th anniversary on Saturday, and, even in black and white, we’ll still make a splash.”

“I have to set the tone for fun and make it a party, but at the very same time advise the crowd we have to raise money for the continuous AFAN objective.”

Ross is hosting the essential fundraising event, a glittering end-of-summer calendar event.

“It’s an excellent cause, and I like Las Vegas and coming there. I cannot say I’m a regular visitor due to the fact that the last time I was there was in 2013. I wish I could be there more commonly. It’s the city that has everything,” he included.

“This is not a gay fight alone. It’s a human disease that has taken numerous lives, so we are all in the fight together. We’ve come a long method in the last five years, and we’re closing in on the treatment.”

Ross, who was a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has been the E! red carpet personality for 6 years now, has a podcast and composed a bestselling book.

“I’m keeping really busy,” he said. “However when AFAN invited me, I didn’t think twice.

“The Supreme Court’s current choice has actually made marital relationship equality the law of the land, so we have actually absolutely moved on. Sure, there’s some opposition still left, however more than HALF of the nation supports us. We are now celebrating as we are in on history.”

Ross will certainly present the five candidates for the Black & & White Fashion Icon Award: “Absinthe” burlesque dancer Tune Sugary foods; makeup artist and hairdresser Selena D’Angelo; Clark County School District director Tya Mathis; Las Vegas actor Frank Hoopes; and previous Chippendale Bryan Chan, who hosted in 2013’s AFAN celebration.

“The gown code for them and for the visitors is black and white, so I will certainly remain in my finest black and white, too” said Ross. There will certainly be efficiencies by my artist pal Maren Wade, The Perry Twins, DJ Axis, Brandon Godfe and Boiis.

We’ll have the full, interesting preview of the “Consume, Drink & & Dance” party at the Joint in Friday’s weekly weekend celebrity preview. Rio headliner magicians Penn & & Teller are among the sponsors.

More than 3,500 visitors are anticipated for the most popular party of the summertime with Las Vegas star chefs and restaurateurs serving continuously tastings and mixologists pouring nonstop drinks.

It also is a continuously weekend, with the centerpiece beginning with 8 p.m. with the VIP reception, to 1 a.m., followed by the official after-party at Piranha up until dawn. On Sunday, the swimming pool celebration at the Luxor rages from 1 to 7 p.m.

“I guarantee you it’s going to be the Las Vegas party of the year,” said Ross. “I’ll have everybody discussing it for weeks to come.”

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually invested the previous 15 years offering readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.

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Acid rock Hotel & & Casino

Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & & Casino houses some of Vegas’ finest entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.

At Acid rock, it’s everything about the music. From the lighting fixtures constructed of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to phase costumes and tools of the trade of famous musicians showed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Acid rock’s Joint has actually hosted some the greatest names in music– from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.

Aside from the music locations, the pool at the Acid rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area includes swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bunch of remote nooks, a waterfall and a comprehensive live music place with a dance floor. During the summer, the swimming pool transforms into the Rehabilitation club on Sunday afternoons.

The resident club Body English fuses European sophistication with a rock star bachelor pad and it typically a hot spot for checking out superstars and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Area, Hard Rock’s anti-club.

Dining establishments at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco dishes out Mexican dishes, along with a Main American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, among five around the world Japanese-specialty restaurants from famous Nobu Matsuhisa, pleases a different taste. For day-and-night food, Mr. Lucky’s 24/7, is sure to relieve your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.

4455 Paradise Roadway Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5000 The Joint The Joint, which holds 4,000 people, functions 7 luxury suites, a VIP studio level, a state-of-the-art stereo and a superior video system. It has gotten various accolades consisting of “Finest Concert Place” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Publication in 2011, “Best Brand-new Significant Performance Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Location” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint has been the venue for shows by Paul McCartney, Prince, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Game Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted Vegas’s first rock n’ roll residency, “Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits,” and in February 2012, Vegas’s first hard rock residency, “Mötley Crüe in Sin City.” In 2011, the location invited “Tiësto In Show,” a groundbreaking live program created solely for The Joint showcasing the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. See Entertainment schedule.
4455 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5000

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