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Golden Knight Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s family gets in touch with Comprehensive Cancer Centers


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Vegas born. “Today, Bellemare will create another connection with the neighborhood by spending more time with a group of people that have actually ended up being unique to his household in recent months– and by shaving his head. He’ll join clients from Comprehensive Cancer Centers at Toshiba Plaza on the Strip this afternoon to assist raise awareness and help begin Breast Cancer Awareness Month by cutting off his hair, another sign of unity. A donation likewise will be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bellemare has actually been hanging around with clients at regional Comprehensive clinics and stars together with medical professionals and other staff members in a series of brand-new commercials that have been transmitted during preseason video games.

” I’ve seen a number of ladies and others going through that [hair loss due to chemotherapy] and truly felt like being here, being part of that family and being able to talk to these patients, perhaps a few of them going through that might have a little easier time if they got to shave the head of somebody else, somebody on their team,” he stated. “So naturally I asked the permission of my spouse initially and she was thrilled about it. Possibly by doing this they can forget about some issues for a little bit and have a little enjoyable.”

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Like so lots of households, the Bellemares have experienced cancer. Hannah’s granny died 2 years ago after a decade-long battle with the disease that started with breast cancer, and her grandfather passed earlier after fighting with pancreatic cancer.

” Anything we can do to assist lighten up anyone’s day, any method we can help, that’s the best way we can spend our time,” Hannah said.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is an acclaimed multidisciplinary oncology group with 14 treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada and has actually offered the neighborhood with its specialized services for more than 35 years.

” We do this for the clients, not so much for us,” Dr. Rupesh Parikh said of the collaboration with the Bellemares. “It reveals we belong to the community, but it’s actually for our clients who have actually beaten the odds and continue to beat the odds and the ones currently having a hard time. Events like this where we can partner with a gamer or get tickets to video games are a great morale booster.”

Like the Golden Knights, the group at Comprehensive is a well-oiled device, according to the Bellemares. As they hung around talking to clients and sharing stories, images and hugs in between shooting sessions, the smiles were contagious.

” It’s incredible that you can satisfy people and realize you can impact someone in simply five minutes, aid someone feel a bit much better due to the fact that of this position we are in,” Bellemare said. “It’s an honor.”

He’s anxious to get back on the ice and get the season started on Thursday, but his wife is simply as thrilled to continue discovering and adding to the community.

” We were amazed at the method it feels so little, such a tight little community,” Hannah said. “All people know outdoors Las Vegas is the Strip and you believe it’s going to be synthetic but it’s the opposite. Everybody is so real and genuine and kind, therefore lots of people originate from other locations, so it’s really intriguing to meet them and hear their stories. This is truly our first chance to do something to assist and it’s such a fantastic organization, and I hope it’s just the start.”

Best Bets: Golden Knights, Alejandro Fernandez, San Gennaro Banquet and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Steve Marcus Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) practices at the City National Arena in Summerlin Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.

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Mexican Self-reliance Day weekend is here, the big Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch battle at T-Mobile Arena Saturday is offered out and the Strip is going to be loaded. Fight your way through the crowds to discover the fun you require or explore some off-Strip entertainment alternatives in the next 3 days.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS The Knights opened training camp Thursday at City National Arena in Downtown Summerlin and all team practices are open to the general public. Weekend session start at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday and the very first preseason video game at T-Mobile Arena is set for 5 p.m. Sunday at T-Mobile Arena against Arizona. September 14-16, details at vegasgoldenknights.com.

SAN GENNARO FEAST The cherished regional Italian food and culture celebration returns for its 39th year, this time at Stone Station. A wide range of food vendors, arts and crafts, live music, carnival video games and rides and family entertainment consisting of a petting zoo round out the festival all weekend long. September 14-17, info at sangennarofeast.com.

LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC The Phil opens its 2018-2019 season Saturday at Reynolds Hall by celebrating the 100th birthday of cherished American author Leonard Bernstein, performing music from “West Side Story” and “Candide” amongst the choices. September 15, details at lvphil.org. ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ The worldwide pop star’s yearly Vegas look during Mexican Independence Day weekend is regularly among the most significant concerts of the year. Expect all the ranchera and Latin pop you can handle from Saturday’s program, in addition to some brand-new reggaeton fusion from his recent album “Rompiendo Fronteras.” September 15, info at mandalaybay.com. KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND WITH THE TOWN INDIVIDUALS Palace Station is the one Station Casinos home that does not typically use a selection of live home entertainment but that changes on Saturday when disco-era icons KC and The Sunshine Band and the Village Individuals perform to commemorate the casino’s recent renovations. September 15, info at stationcasinoslive.com.

Golden Rainbow’s annual Ribbon of Life show goes on at SLS


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Image”/ > Christopher DeVargas Dancers rehearse for Golden Rainbow’s approaching annual Ribbon of Life advantage program, happening on June 24 at the Foundry at SLS Las Vegas.

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. When the folks at Golden Rainbow, the grass-roots nonprofit company that provides housing, monetary support and other assistance to Southern Nevadans coping with HIV and HELP, got together to plan this year’s Ribbon of Life fundraising production, the focus was on a Broadway program. After all, last year’s occasion was a Vegas all-star version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

However the many different local performers who line up to offer their time and take part in Ribbon of Life– integrated with this year’s place, the contemporary display room and concert hall the Foundry at SLS– dictated that the production must return to its variety show-style traditions.

” Doing a Broadway program was consulted with fantastic anticipation and excitement, but all the magicians, jugglers and comedians were wondering, where do we fit in?” states Gary Costa, Golden Rainbow’s executive director. “So we said let’s return to the range show format and actually highlight the talent and incredible variety of performers who put in their time every year.”

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Dancers reherse on stage for Golden Rainbow's upcoming annual Ribbon of Life benifit show, Wed June 20, 2018. This year's show takes place on Sunday June 24th, at The Foundry inside SLS Las Vegas. Practice Sessions for Golden Rainbow’s Ribbon of Life Thumbnails Gallery The result is called “The Program Should Go On,” an original show with all live music (and a British Intrusion style) set for Sunday afternoon at SLS. Entertainers from”Baz”at Palazzo, Human Nature at Venetian,”Zombie Burlesque”at Planet Hollywood, Spiegelworld’s programs “Opium” and “Absinthe,” Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity, “Mystere” and “The Beatles LOVE,” “Tenors of Rock,” Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, “Dream” at Luxor, burlesque programs “X Country” and “X Rocks” and much more will take part in the show, featuring music by George Michael, the Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John and Queen.

The cast of 150 includes performers from approximately 30 various programs. Las Vegas entertainers from on and off the Strip love to take part in the annual fundraising production because it provides the chance to step out of the box, to do something different from their daily onstage grind.

“It’s likewise fantastic to view how they integrate and join a cast with their buddies,” states Ribbon of Life producer Pietra Sardelli. “Without exception the performers have actually constantly been so grateful to us for putting on the show and enabling them to carry out, and it’s fascinating because we cannot do this show without [them] and here they are thanking us.”

Ribbon of Life is likewise a great way to construct awareness for Golden Rainbow’s mission, which continues to evolve. Costa states the company wased established as a way to supply financial support for those who had fallen on hard times due to managing HIV and AIDS, and as medication and treatment strategies have actually enhanced and kept clients alive longer, the need for other services has grown.

“We are seeing an increase in the variety of individuals who wish to return to society. Their bodies have actually recuperated after they might have been on disability for a number of years and numerous need to go back to work,” he says. “So Golden Rainbow has expanded our objective to just offer real estate and financial help but programs designed to help individuals take part in much healthier practices and preserve their health and augment their medications, as well as meditation and yoga and classes like that, and programs that offer chances to return to work. There are job training programs that can help spend for extra education or specific types of training.”

The 32nd annual Ribbon of Life “The Program Need To Go On” production will be performed at 1 p.m. June 24 (the red carpet reception and silent auction starts at 11 a.m.) at the Foundry at SLS Las Vegas (2535 Las Vegas Blvd., 702-761-7000). Tickets start at $45 with proceeds going to Golden Rainbow and more info can be discovered at goldenrainbow.org.

Vegas Golden Knights hosting event in downtown Las Vegas to thank fans

The renowned “D” marquee of The D Las Vegas appears at night in this undated image. (File/FOX5).


The Vegas Golden Knights said the organization is hosting an occasion Wednesday night to thank fans for their support during their inaugural season.

Called “Stick Salute to Vegas and Our Fans,” the occasion is complimentary and available to the general public. It’s arranged to happen under the Fremont Street Experience canopy outside the D Las Vegas.

The group stated there will be unique looks from select gamers, General Supervisor George McPhee and Head Coach George Gallant.

Other appearances include the Drumbots, Possibility and Golden Aces.

Stick Salute is arranged to run from 5:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. near the 3rd Street Phase.

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Weekend Rewind: Golden Knights commemorate at the Palms, Chadwick Boseman parties at Drai’s and more


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Danny Mahoney/Wynn Nightlife Pia Mia, Alesso and Austin Mahone at XS. So there probably won’t be an official, public event for the best growth team in the history of big league sports, our Vegas Golden Knights– thanks a lot, Clark County Commission– but absolutely nothing could stop the gamers from getting together to party one last time. Their picked location? The Palms, specifically the new Scotch 80 Prime dining establishment on Friday night where the Knights delighted in flaming seafood towers, steak and crab mixed drinks. After the meal and a tour of the kitchen area, some crossed the gambling establishment to capture Blink-182 in performance at the Pearl then up to the 55th floor for a nightcap at Pinnacle Social Club.

Golden Knights star forward William Karlsson celebrated his high-scoring season with a Wynn Night life double-header on Friday. He hit Encore Beach Club throughout Afrojack’s daytime set and checked out XS Friday night when Alesso was on the decks and musicians Austin Mahone and Pia Mia were also in the crowd. Mahone took the phase Saturday at the Flamingo’s Go Pool.

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Andrew Dang/Tony Tran Photography T.I. and Chadwick Boseman at Drai’s

. More clubbin’ athletes were spotted at Drai’s Friday night, including the Seattle Seahawks’ Brandon Marshall, the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden and Chelsea FC’s Ross Barkley. At the roof location on Saturday night, none other than T’Challa himself Chadwick Boseman stopped by to catch a live efficiency from Tip “T.I.” Harris. New WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford remained in your home, too, commemorating his victory over Jeff Horn at MGM Grand Garden Arena previously that night.

Previous NHL all-star Colby Armstrong and his spouse Mel Armstrong hosted three of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team disaster survivors, Nick Shumlanski, Brayden Camrud and Tyler Smith, for an efficiency of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on June 8. It was the grand ending of a memorable week in Las Vegas for the players, who likewise participate in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at T-Mobile Arena. Fifteen individuals died and 14 more were injured in a bus crash carrying the group in Saskatchewan, Canada, in April.

A quick upgrade on the Strip’s most recent show: “Marilyn! The New Musical” is formally taking a summertime hiatus. After debuting at the Paris Theater last month and tossing a big grand opening efficiency and celebration on June 1, the program will continue nighttime at 7 p.m. through June 17. After that, it will break up until September “in order to more fine-tune the program and prepare … to launch a nationwide tour.” We’ll wait and see what occurs.

Female strikes $1.4 million jackpot at Golden Gate Hotel & & Gambling establishment

Rhonda L. from Wisconsin won the largest jackpot payout in the history of the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino June5, 2018 (Derek Stevens / Twitter).
Rhonda L. from Wisconsin won the largest jackpot payout in the history of the Golden Gate Hotel & Gambling Establishment June5, 2018 (Derek Stevens/ Twitter). A fortunate tourist is going home with a story to tell after hitting the largest jackpot payment in the history of the Golden Gate Hotel & Gambling Establishment. A Wisconsin lady, identified as Rhonda L., won a whopping $ 1.4 million at the downtown property on June 5. She played the Million Degrees game by Scientific Games on the gambling establishment floor, inning accordance with a media release. The gambling establishment said Rhonda was in town for a bingo tournament when she struck it rich.

Even Golden Gate’s owner and CEO Derek Stevens was gladly shocked by the win.

“She is a big fan of the D and Golden Gate so we really couldn’t have actually requested a better winner,” Stevens stated. “This is the greatest payment of my profession in Las Vegas and our lucky gambling establishment player has actually made the experience memorable.”

Golden Gate plans to post the winner’s image on the Million Degrees machine.

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Female strikes $1.4 million prize at downtown Golden Gate


Steve Marcus A view of the Golden Gate hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018|11:46 a.m.

. A Wisconsin lady is leaving Las Vegas a millionaire.

The female, who remained in town for a bingo competition, hit a $1.4 million prize Tuesday morning on the Million Degrees video game at the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas.

The reward was the largest payout in the home’s history.

“She is a big fan of the D and Golden Gate, so we really could not have actually requested a much better winner,” said Derek Stevens, chief executive officer and owner of the Golden Gate and The D homes. “This is the most significant payout of my career in Las Vegas and our lucky casino player has actually made the experience extraordinary.”

After posturing for an image with Stevens, Golden Gate plans to publish the winner’s picture on the Million Degrees maker.

Golden sound: VGK music director spins soundtrack to a winning season


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=” Image”/ > Patrick Ruhilg Vegas Golden Knights Music Director Jake Wagner is shown at T-Mobile Arena.

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During the first round of the playoffs versus the Kings, the Beach Boys struck “Surfin’ U.S.A” played over the mammoth stereo at T-Mobile Arena. The audience did the wave in time to the music and Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury took part with the crowd, making for a remarkable moment.

Golden Knights Music Director Jake Wagner has many memories from the team’s debut season, however the Fleury-wave is among his favorites. That and the Oct. 10 house opener. “I still get chills considering it,” Wagner states.

” It’s been truly special, like soundtracking a movie in real time,” Wagner states about picking the music for the Knights’ astronomical increase. He likewise plays organ/keyboard, books several DJs throughout the arena and aids with production material when needed. “( It’s) among the best stories in the history of sports.”

So how does he choose music for video games? It’s an art that happens in genuine time.

Jake Wagner’s favorite tunes to play at Golden Knights’ video games

Arcade Fire, “Signs of Life”

Avicii, “The Nights”

ASAP Rocky & & Skrillex, “Wild For The Nights”

Greta Van Fleet, “Highway Tune”

Tiesto + The Chainsmokers, “Split (Only U)”

The Black Keys, “Gold On The Ceiling”

Papa Roach, “Born For Achievement”

Gizzle, “Get Loud For Me”

Alice Merton, “No Roots”

Steve Aoki, “Delirious (Boneless)”

Envision Dragons, “Whatever It Takes”

John Wick Mode, “Le Castle Vania” (group entryway track)

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels, “No one Speak (important)” (team walk-off track)

WWE Introduction Styles (Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles and more)

Penguin Jail, “All Night Long” (Lionel Richie cover)

Welshly Arms, “Famous”

Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hail To The Victor”

Jax Jones, “Yeah Yeah Yeah”

Wolfmother, “Victorious/The Joker and The Burglar”

J Balvin, “Mi Gente (remix)”

Ball game, “Unstoppable”

Junior Senior Citizen, “Move Your Feet”

Major Lazer, “Light It Up (remix)”

Poolside, “Do You Believe” (intermission track)

Classic anthems by artists such as DJ Casper, DJ Kool, Queen, House of Pain, Led Zeppelin, The Bee Gees, The Ramones, Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Kanye West, Black Sabbath, The Clash, ACDC, The Village Individuals and Lil Jon.

” I attempt my finest to match the in-game scenarios and love informing a lyrical story when possible,” Wagner states. “You definitely desire tunes that have a lot of energy and make you move. The main objective is to leave everyone with a favorable experience, regardless the outcome of the game.”

Some tunes are already tradition. When the Knights score an objective, expect to hear Panic! at the Disco’s “Vegas Lights.” When the Knights win, naturally it’s Elvis’ classic ode to Sin City: “Viva Las Vegas.” And when Fleury makes a fantastic save, “The Guy” by Las Vegas’ own The Killers helps fans commemorate.

On video game days, Wagner takes demands via Twitter (@jakewagnermusic), attempting to work a couple of fan selects into each game.

” It’s actually cool to see exactly what everyone wants to hear,” Wagner says. The “timeless stadium stompers” are most requested, however other favorites consist of Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights,” Kiss’ “Crazy Nights” and Scorpions’ “Big City Nights.”

The Golden Knights are known for their deep connection to the regional neighborhood, and the video game music is no exception. A variety of local artists have actually been played: Trade Voorhees, The Dirty Hooks, Mercy Music, Chop 808, Sober Junkie, Silversage and more. Throughout pregame warmups, local DJ Joe Green spins.

For Wagner, the very best part of this dream gig is seeing the delight on the faces of young fans.

” It’s so cool to understand they might grow up and end up taking their kids to a Knights game,” Wagner states. “It’s constructing a custom that’ll be felt in the neighborhood for years to come.”

In the ’90s, Wagner was one such young fan. He discovered how to like hockey from enjoying the now-defunct Las Vegas Thunder play. He states it’s the factor he ended up being interested in soundtracking live sports. “They ‘d play ‘Thunderstruck’ each time the team took the ice and it blew my mind,” Wagner says.

His path to the Golden Knights has been a life-long journey. He learned piano and guitar in school and played in local bands around town. He worked as a stage manager for the Taxi and was the music organizer for the Life is Stunning celebration in its early years. Thanks to his enthusiasm for sharing brand-new music and artists, he has actually dealt with the radio station KUNV as well as with Nevada Public Radio’s music discovery channel in Reno (NV89). Before the Knights, Wagner curated music for the Las Vegas 51s baseball team and he will likewise be soundtracking the Las Vegas Aces’ WNBA basketball video games for their 2018 season.

What music can we expect to hear throughout the rest of the brief season? “I can’t state much about the final playlist,” Wagner says. “Each video game has an unique feel and I do not usually select music ahead of time. I can state that we’ve got a few surprises in store.”