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Weekend Rewind: Salt-N-Pepa and good friends bring the ’90s to the Strip, Jim Gaffigan catches the Pop Strings Orchestra and more


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With two shows closing recently at the Paris Theater– “Marilyn The New Musical” on June 17 and “Inferno” on July 14– there’s clearly a space on the Strip. On Sunday night, something totally different was revealed to fill that space: A huge Vegas version of the popular I Love the ’90s nostalgia performance tour. Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base, All-4-One and Sisqo surprised Paris guests with a pop-up performance to reveal I Love the ’90s: The Vegas Show, set to open on Oct. 12. The official announcement explains the show as a 90-minute immersive dance party including a live DJ, dancers, throwback videos and other preferred artists including Mark McGrath, Kid ‘n Play and more turning through different dates. Produced by UD Factory and Universal Attractions Company and set for select dates at 9 p.m., the new performance production might leave room for another program at the place. While “Marilyn” has actually been rumored for a resurgence in a various space, it was slated to return on Sept. 4 to the Paris Theater, according to the resort’s home entertainment calendar’s Monday listings.

I finally made it to the Westgate International Theater to see the legendary Barry Manilow on Friday night, but had I returned on Saturday I might have been seated next to previous young boy banders Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees fame. Unlike me, they got their picture taken with Barry after the program, undoubtedly real Fanilows.

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When pop stars collide: Half of 98 Degrees with Barry Manilow.

Bearded funnyman Jim Gaffigan stayed after his Friday set at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and discovered the David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra, the powerful 14-piece band that infuses all sort of vibrant energy into familiar tunes at Cleopatra’s Barge Fridays and Saturdays. Gaffigan is officially a fan.

Discuss a power table: Prior to his show at Drai’s Bar Saturday night, rapper Meek Mill joined New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Sixers star Ben Simmons for dinner at the age-old (and tasty) Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian.

More Saturday night sports stars: Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan celebrated his birthday at Repetition Beach Club flanked by NBA pals Kevin Durant and Matt Barnes while The Chainsmokers rocked your house.

” Little Miss Sunlight” star Abigail Breslin, now 22 and preparing yourself to shoot “Zombieland 2” with initial castmates Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jessie Eisenberg, was spotted at the Cosmopolitan’s stylish eatery Appeal & & Essex Sunday night sharing onion rings, chicken meatballs and steak with her partner Ira Kunyansky.

” Menopause The Musical” marked a milestone at Harrah’s Las Vegas on Friday when it commemorated performance No. 5,000 at the cozy Harrah’s Cabaret room. Showing up for the celebrations were next-door neighbors The Bronx Wanderers from Bally’s, “Soundtrack” star Clint Holmes and fellow Harrah’s headliners Tenors of Rock, to name a few. “Menopause” stars “Laverne & & Shirley” legend Cindy Williams with Vita Corimbi, Jacquelyn Holland-Wright, Lori Tradition and Lisa Mack and exists at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday plus matinees at 4 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays.

Weekend Rewind: Daredevil Travis Pastrana catches ‘Absinthe,’ Tyga strikes the clubs and more


Travis Pastrana is preparing to duplicate Evel Knievel’s famous Caesars Palace stunt. By Brock Radke contact page”> contact) Tuesday, June 19, 2018|midnight

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Joseph Sanders/Spiegelworld Travis Pastrana friends around with the Gazillionaire. Severe motorsports icon and star of MTV reveal” Nitro Circus “Travis Pastrana was at “Absinthe” Thursday night, potentially sharing some guidance from one daredevil to another with a member of the Gazillionaire’s wild crew. Pastrana, in case you didn’t hear, is preparing for a live TELEVISION special on History on July 8 wherein he will commemorate Evel Knievel by replicating three of the motorcycle legend’s stunts– including the Caesars Palace water fountain jump that practically claimed Knievel’s life. Stay tuned here to get more information on these occasions, which will be totally free and available to the general public.

“Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” commemorated its grand opening at its brand-new place, at Buca di Beppo at Bally’s Las Vegas, on Friday night. Program folks from Chippendales, “Fantasy,” “Menopause the Musical,” “Raiding the Rock Vault,” “WOW” and “Tenors of Rock” partied together with the happy couple, as did World Hollywood magic males Murray Sawchuck and Xavier Mortimer.

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Sasha Grey took control of at Hyde Bellagio. Identified Friday night at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, singing and dancing along to the famous Rod Stewart: None other than model, starlet and”No Lifeguard on Duty” memoirist Janice Dickinson. She also appeared at Thursday’s grand opening of the Beverly Hills Restoration Center at Downtown Summerlin and she wasn’t the only celeb in website: Design and activist Joanna Krupa, star Dean Cain and reality TELEVISION characters Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley were visiting also.

Hyde Bellagio kicked off its newest weekly bar party Stereo Hyde Sunday night in design, thanks to actress, design and author Sasha Grey, who jumped behind the decks for a DJ set before claiming a special VIP table to party with good friends and sip on Don Julio 1942, Macallan 12 and Grey Goose.

Rap artist Tyga was all over the location on Sunday night. He caught DJ Eric DLux’s set at Apex Social Club at the Palms and also spent some time with chart-topper Marshmello at XS and rapper Yo Gotti and boxing legend Mike Tyson at Drai’s Club.

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Eric DLux and Tyga at Apex.” Inferno: The Fire Amazing”starring magician Joe Labero and The Fuel Ladies commemorated its 100th program on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. Ironically, it was the very same night and the same location, the Paris Theater, where “Marilyn! The New Musical” finished up its preliminary run.

In other bad news for the program biz, it looks like if the planned concert experience and attraction The Voice: Neon Dreams has been unexpected at the Hard Rock Hotel. The show was set to open this year with a cast of singers from the popular NBC singing competition in a brand-new, customized venue, but these neon dreams are over, obviously a casual of the resort’s brand-new ownership. It was purchased in March and will be rebranded as a Virgin Hotels property by the end of next year.

ISIS video catches attention of security in Las Vegas ahead of vacation weekend


L.E. Baskow The Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center aka Fusion Center is running smoothly and City feels that Las Vegas is well safeguarded on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Combination Center Terrorism Talk Release slideshow” The recent terror attack in England at the end of a congested show and the release of a propaganda video from

the Islamic State group calling for attacks in places like Las Vegas, locals and travelers ought to anticipate an increased cops presence over the holiday weekend. Speaking from the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center, Metro Police Capt. Christopher Darcy aimed to assure the public that local,

state and federal authorities are taking the risk of a possible attack here seriously and adjusting accordingly, thinking about the mass-casualty occasion in Manchester, England, on Monday and the Islamic State video discovered recently. It’s not unusual for authorities to have actually increased patrols throughout significant events or an influx of travelers, Darcy said. The 44-minute propaganda video, which was launched through Islamic State online channels, shows images of the Strip, in addition to images from other potential western targets, such as New york city and

Washington, according to NBC News. Narrating the video is an evident American jihadist who contacts sympathizers in the U.S.to release lone-wolf attacks with knives or vehicles, inning accordance with NBC. Regional authorities deem the video, as they do other online hazards, as reputable, Darcy said.

The Islamic State has actually claimed duty for attacks abroad in which hundreds of people have died in nations such as France and Belgium, and most recently England, where a suicide bomber supposedly blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande performance, eliminating 22, including children, and injuring dozens. Just recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about the increased risk of possible attacks by

homegrown terrorists, who may be influenced by online literature, an alerting the federal government has actually followed given that 2015. “We face one of the most major terror hazard environments considering that the 9/11 attacks as foreign terrorist companies continue to exploit the Web to motivate, enable, or direct people currently here in the homeland to commit terrorist acts,”the memo checks out. Besides having an existence at tourist locations, officers in area commands far from largely populated locations have actually likewise looked out to be on the lookout for

suspicious activity, Capt. Darcy said. The counterterrorism center, likewise called the Blend Center, sets regional law enforcement with state and federal firms, as well as neighborhood partners, such as the approximately 5,000

security workers on Strip properties, Darcy said. The objective is to exchange intelligence and work in performance on the chance that a risk is determined. However the general public plays an essential role in determining those hazards, Darcy said, imploring the neighborhood to be attuned to the”see something, say something” project.” I rather respond to a thousand absolutely nothings than miss out on the one something that’s going to cause us stopping an attack here in our valley, “he said. The local workplace of the FBI, one of City’s federal partners, launched the following declaration:”Following the attack in Manchester, England, the FBI with other U.S. federal government agencies is working with international police, intelligence, and security services agencies to share info and intelligence. For more discuss the ongoing examination, we would refer you to the lead private investigators in the U.K. The FBI regularly shares information with our state, regional, federal police, intelligence and homeland security partners in order to keep our citizens safe from terrorism.”On Tuesday afternoon, police officers at the Blend Center, located at City’s head office, clicked through numerous video feeds from public locations and communicated with police on the ground. Several screens on a wall likewise relayed

comparable images. Their objective is public security and criminal activity and terrorism avoidance, Darcy stated.”Every day, every person that enters into this fusion center is focused on that. “To report suspicious activity, call 911 if it’s an emergency; 311 if it’s not, and to stay anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

Miracle catches turn football into religious experience for Public Relations executive

College football became a spiritual experience Saturday for Las Vegas public relations executive Melissa Warren and family members.

She and hubby, Clark Warren, were enjoying completion of the BYU-Nebraska video game in your home when her nephew, freshman backup quarterback Tanner Mangum, connected on a 42-yard Hail Mary pass to Mitch Mathews to shock Nebraska, 33-28, in Lincoln.

Then a crazy day for the family got crazier.

Mangum’s brother, Madison, a pass receiver for Idaho State, made a one-handed circus catch for among his three touchdowns in a 55-0 thrashing of Black Hills State.

ESPN’s “SportsCenter” was so pleased it rated Tanner’s miracle touchdown No. 1 on its “Plays of the Day” and Madison’s catch No. 2.

“The more fascinating nugget,” Melissa Warren said through email, “is my bro, Michael, dad of Tanner and Madison, along with his better half, Karen, participated in Madison’s game in Pocatello. Provided their sons’ football schedules, they have actually diligently divided the season to go to half of each child’s games.

“When they heard Tanner got into the game, they began watching it on a mobile phone, which died right prior to Tanner’s Hail Mary pass!”

Tanner Mangum, who was an LDS missionary in Chile in June, had actually replaced Taysom Hillside, who hurt his foot throughout a goal run. Mangum, a true freshman, was not your average unskilled backup. Four years ago, he and Jameis Winston were co-MVPs of the Nike Elite 11, representing the top high school quarterbacks in the nation.

“So we constantly understood he was an incredibly talent,” said Melissa Warren, a managing partner of the Public Relations company Faiss Foley Warren.

The Mangum household story has an interesting twist.

“I matured in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah,” Warren stated.

“My immediate and extended family are divided into 2 camps: red and blue (believe Jack Mormon and Mormon),” she said. “We more defiant Jack Mormons attended the University of Utah while the more passionate of the family participated in BYU.”

Throughout the BYU-Nebraska video game, she received text messages from buddies. Among them was one from former Channel 3 anchor Kendall Tenney, a BYU graduate, minutes after BYU’s impressive surface.

“Melissa Warren, fall to your knees! You might need to go back to the Church after all!”

Most likely not, said Warren, “but I will certainly go as far as to put on BYU blue on video game days.”

When Terry fulfilled Angie

Moved-up wedding strategies didn’t stop Terry Fator from keeping a dedication to his fans.

The Mirage’s headlining ventriloquist got hitched to Angie Fiore on Thursday at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas and brought her on phase to announce it at his program. Then they avoided for his weekend engagements at state fairs in Pueblo, Colo., and Grand Island, Neb.

. The unofficial honeymoon weekend in Pueblo and Grand Island will certainly be defeated by the main honeymoon in Europe in January, he said.

The couple’s Nov. 28 wedding event got moved up when Fator created an emotional touch. Upon learning the wedding anniversary of his wife-to-be’s late father and mothers was Sept. 3, Fator raised the concept of having the wedding event sooner.

They fell in love with the Tuscan-themed chapel at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas and chose to have the wedding within a week.

Angie asked Fator if he would like to use her father’s wedding event ring. “Her moms and dads were married 66 years,” stated Fator, who developed another unique touch. Angie’s daddy was a singer and “among his preferred songs was ‘You’ll Never Stroll Alone,'” Fator said. He sang the tune at the wedding.

A difficult year that began with a divorce from his spouse and phase assistant, Taylor Makakoa, took an unanticipated turn in the spring when he was presented to Fiore, a Dallas caterer, at an event honoring him in Corsicana, Texas. A theater was called after the “America’s Got Skill” winner.

A few nights later on throughout their first supper “actually, lightning struck,” Fator stated. “We had opened the window and lightning struck.”

The big wedding is still on Nov. 28. “I didn’t want to wait that long,” he stated.

“It resembles that line in (the movie) ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ When you fulfill the person you want to spend the rest of your life, you desire the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

The Scene and Heard

Alan Stock, who attended on Jim Villanucci’s talk-show on KNXT-AM 840 recently, will certainly substitute him Tuesday through Friday (3 to 6 p.m.)

On this day

Sept. 7, 1996: Rap artist Tupac Shakur is fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting on Flamingo Roadway near the Strip after going to the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon battle. Shakur, who passed away 6 days later on, was riding in an automobile driven by Marion “Suge” Knight. Despite extensive suspicion that the murder is connected to a fight amongst rappers, no arrests were made.


Houston Rockets star James Harden, with friends in a cabana at Repetition Beach Club (Wynn) on Saturday. … “Orange is the New Black” breakout star Ruby Rose and her fiancee, Phoebe Dahl, taking pictures backstage with DJs Diplo, Major Lazer’s Jillionaire and Zedd. … Trey Songz, with guests at Hakkasan restaurant (MGM Grand) on Saturday. … Comedian Russell Peters, with a group of 20 that included UFC announcer Bruce Buffer at N9ne Steakhouse (Palms) on Saturday. … “Jersey Coast” stars Pauly D and Ronnie Magro, reuniting at Rehabilitation (Acid rock) on Saturday. In the crowd: “Chumlee” Russell of “Pawn Stars,” commemorating his 33rd birthday, and Michael Pericoloso of “Dating Naked.” … Ron Yuan of “Boys of Anarchy,” with starlet Cindy Chiu of “Bring It On: All or Nothing,” dining at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse (The D) on Saturday. Also in the restaurant: UFC ladies Arianny Celeste and Britney Palmer, sharing wine, oysters and lobster risotto.

The Punch Line

“I saw that during a city center in Miami today, Jeb Bush attacked Donald Trump in both Spanish and English. And later on that night, Donald Trump responded in both English and much, much louder English.”– Jimmy Fallon

— Norm Clarke’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He can be reached at 702-383-0244 or [email protected]!.?.!. Discover more online at www.normclarke.com. Follow him: @Norm_Clarke

Tesla lithium offer catches state lawmakers off guard


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Framing of Tesla Motors’ brand-new factory under construction shows up June 14, 2015, behind the security gate on Electric Avenue at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Stimulates along U.S. Interstate 80.

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Update, 9/2: In response to the story, Tesla CEO Elon Musk composed on Twitter, “Lithium offer is not special (and) has lots of contingencies. The press on this matter is baseless.” Asked whether Tesla was pursuing sources of lithium in the state of Nevada, Musk replied, “certainly.”

After offering Tesla more than $1 billion in tax rewards to construct its factory near Reno, a number of Nevada legislators who approved the deal expressed aggravation when the electrical vehicle business revealed Friday that it had actually signed handle 2 business to get lithium– a crucial part for its batteries– from northern Mexico, rather than from mines in Nevada.

The contracts with Bacanora Minerals and Rare Earth Minerals provide Tesla below-market rates over the next five years for a long-term supply of lithium hydroxide, the substance used making lithium-ion battery cells, from a site in northern Mexico.

“Like everybody, I was thinking we were going to use Nevada items if we could,” stated Republican politician Sen. Pete Goicoechea of Eureka. “I think everyone’s a bit worried. We gave Tesla this huge tax break and now they are drawing out from outside of the country.”

After the lithium arrangement was revealed Friday, Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom tweeted his discontentment: “Tesla to obtain lithium from Mexico – where’s Trump when we need him?”

Throughout legislative dispute over the $1.3 billion incentive plan, there was speculation Tesla may boost the state’s lithium industry. But the assumption might have done without support– an admission that a minimum of one legislator was ready to make.

“All we might discuss was Nevada being the ‘Lithium Capital of the World,'” Segerblom stated. “In hindsight, whether that was something we created or whether they misguided us, I truthfully cannot state. It reveals you can get thrilled in the minute about exactly what’s going to happen without ever in fact questioning: ‘Are you intending to utilize Nevada lithium?'”

There are a number of lithium mines, either active or preparing to be, that Tesla might have tapped. Silver Peak, about 250 miles from Reno, is the only active source of lithium in the United States, but the mine is nearing the end of its life-span, said Edward Anderson, the CEO of TRU Group, a company that consults on lithium jobs.

There likewise was expectation that Tesla may source from Western Lithium, which has actually been developing a mine in Nevada considering that 2009 and might produce as much as 26,000 lots each year, including the type of lithium that Tesla needs. The mine is not operating, but is at the same exploratory stage as the one in Mexico, leading some legislators to presume that it would have gotten the contract from Tesla. “It was my understanding that Western Lithium would have had the ability to ramp up and satisfy those needs,” Goicoechea said.

Establishing a mine in Nevada can be harder than developing one in a foreign country.

According to Dana Bennett, the president of the Nevada Mining Association, mines in foreign countries have a benefit over those in Nevada in the time it takes to set them up a, since it can take seven to 10 years in the United States, instead of two years in other parts of the world, thanks in part to more strict ecological standards.

Despite widespread presumptions, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, which decreased to comment, did not element in-state lithium production into its financial effect research for the tax rewards.

It is possible Tesla will ultimately use state sources. Tesla’s arrangement with Bacanora and Unusual Earth Minerals will comprise just a part of the required lithium. A representative for Tesla declined to define what portion of lithium the Mexican firms are anticipated to provide, or whether the business is pursuing in-state sources of the aspect.

In 2014, Goldman Sachs anticipated that the factory would take in 15,000 to 25,000 lots of lithium, 17 percent of the current yearly production worldwide. The Mexico mine will initially produce 35,000 heaps a year, however might scale to 50,000 loads yearly.

Anderson stated he found the deal unexpected, considered that the Mexico mine is still in the early phases and depends on a less typically used kind of extraction.

“Usually, Mexico is not on the radar screen when it concerns lithium,” he stated. “Not one bit.”

CORRECTION: The story has actually been clarified to more properly reflect details supplied by the Nevada Mining Association.|(September 2, 2015)