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Weekend Rewind: Mel Brooks at Wynn, Pitbull at MGM Grand, Cardi B at Drai’s and more

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Pitbull postures with Larry and Camille Ruvo on the red carpet prior to the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at MGM Grand on April 28.

Tuesday, Might 1, 2018|2 a.m.

. This previous weekend was a pointer of why I compose the Rewind on Monday– the principle of the Vegas weekend is flexible; it can start and end whenever it desires. In this case, it appeared to begin Wednesday when Intrigue Club at Wynn Las Vegas opened its two-year anniversary event with a record-setting night anchored by pop-dance hitmakers The Chainsmokers.

There was no decreasing on Thursday when the first-ever Signboard Latin Music Week market conference in Las Vegas culminated in the 20th annual Signboard Latin Music Awards at Mandalay Bay Events Center, where global super stars including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Maluma racked up trophies and lit the stage on fire.

Friday night brought a return to the Repetition Theater phase for the legendary Mel Brooks, who easily charmed a jam-packed house with tales of his Brooklyn training, his time in the Army, some behind-the-scenes stories of making funny magic with Sid Caesar, Gene Wilder and No Mostel and repeat efficiencies of the best cat-noise sound effect ever. The 91-year-old icon did a couple of dates here last year and was encouraged to come back for two more shows–“They used me more money,” he riffed– and if Brooks finds time for another Wynn run, put it on your agenda.

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Tony Tran Photography Cardi B at Drai’s. Saturday was one of the biggest nights of the year in Las Vegas and I’m not discussing video game two of the Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the San Jose Sharks. Nevertheless, hockey was on the minds and streaming screens of many at the 22nd annual Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, participated in by stars including Marcia Gay Harden, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Carrot Top, Matt Goss and more. The voice of the Golden Knights Mark Shunock in fact started his night hyping up the T-Mobile Arena crowd and cranking the pregame siren with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons prior to bolting over to MGM to host the gala. There was some Power of Love-Latin Billboards crossover, too, as Zappos Theater resident Pitbull and globetrotting DJ Steve Aoki popped up at both occasions.

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Golden Tiki. Despite all this partying, I was outshined … by a pregnant woman. Social network hip-hop experience Cardi B attended those Billboard Latin awards with fiancé Offset of Atlanta rap attire Migos and performed with Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna, then struck Drai’s Bar at the Cromwell Friday night to party and carry out with Migos throughout the group’s Drai’s Live residency program. The club crowd– that included Denver Broncos star Von Miller– went wild when she grabbed a mic for her verse of “Motorsport,” the Migos hit that likewise features Nicki Minaj.

Chinatown’s tropical favorite The Golden Tiki has added to its collection of shrunken heads. The Man of a Thousand Voices Rich Little is the latest celebrity to be memorialized at the drinking destination and his head was sculpted by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr. Little split a few jokes onstage and chilled with fellow comedian Murray Sawchuck, who has likewise been shrunk at the GT.

Condition improves for victim in Grand Canyon copter crash

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Teddy Fujimoto through AP In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, emergency situation personnel reach the scene of a lethal trip helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. The moms and dads of a British tourist who passed away after the crash have actually submitted a claim.

Monday, March 5, 2018|6 p.m.

Authorities state a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon has actually been updated to reasonable condition at University Medical Center.

They say 29-year-old Jennifer Barham had been in critical condition given that the sightseeing helicopter from Las Vegas decreased Feb. 10 on tribal land outside Grand Canyon National Forest.

A UMC representative says the 42-year-old pilot stays in vital condition.

Three other British travelers aboard the helicopter were killed the day of the crash and 2 others died weeks later after being hospitalized.

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board states the helicopter made at least 2 360-degree turns before crashing.

Air travel professionals say that indicates the tail rotor wasn’t operating properly.

Traveler'' s parents submit suit in Grand Canyon copter crash

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Teddy Fujimoto through AP In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file picture, emergency personnel get to the scene of a lethal trip helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. The moms and dads of a British tourist who died after the crash have submitted a lawsuit.

Friday, March 2, 2018|10:35 p.m.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.– The moms and dads of a British traveler who died after the Grand Canyon sightseeing helicopter he was in crashed have actually filed the first wrongful death claim associated to last month’s crash.

The problem filed Friday in Clark County District Court in Nevada accused helicopter owner Papillon Airways and maker Airbus of carelessness in failing to equip the helicopter with a crash-resistant fuel system.

The systems have fuel tanks that expand, instead of rupture, on impact and self-sealing elements to keep fuel from dispersing. They are meant to prevent aircraft from catching fire and minimize the possibility that individuals on board get burned.

Jonathan Udall, of Southampton, was burned on more than 95 percent of his body in the crash and died Feb. 22 in a Las Vegas injury center– 10 days after the helicopter crashed at the bottom of the canyon on the Hualapai booking outside the national park.

His moms and dads, Philip and Marlene Udall, declared in the claim that their son could have endured if not for the post-crash fire and wish to avoid others from suffering deadly burns, their lawyer, Gary C. Robb, informed The Associated Press. The lawsuit looks for more than $195,000, other unspecified damages, lawyers’ costs and a jury trial.

” There is no possible reason for any helicopter not to have this basic but entirely effective innovation, no excuse. None,” Robb said. “If any helicopter executive spent 5 minutes with any of these burn victims, I ensure every helicopter in their fleet would have it.”

Representatives of Papillon and Plane did not immediately return email and phone messages looking for remark late Friday.

The National Transportation Security Board repeatedly has urged the Federal Air travel Administration to need that all helicopters have the systems. The FAA is considering it however today they are needed just for helicopter models that are recently accredited after 1994, a requirement that aviation specialists have called a major loophole. The Airplane EC130 B4 that crashed in the Grand Canyon was produced in 2010 but it is a version of helicopter that was designed before 1994.

Jet representative Bob Cox said earlier this week that all single-engine helicopters the business has actually sold in the U.S. since 2016 include the systems.

Papillon revealed Monday that it would retrofit 40 of its Plane EC130 B4 and AS350 B3 helicopters with the new fuel systems beginning in April– a move Robb stated came far too late.

Robb has actually represented others who were burned after helicopter difficult landings and crashes, including a flight nurse who just recently settled a claim against Airbus and Air Techniques Corp. for $100 million. Because case, the nurse invested 13 months in the healthcare facility for burns over 90 percent of his body, kidney failure and internal bleeding after the medical helicopter he was in crashed soon after launch in Frisco, Colorado, and emerged into flames.

The helicopter pilot was eliminated in the 2015 occurrence and another flight nurse was hurt. The NTSB discovered that the pilot switched off a switch that cut hydraulic pressure to the tail rotor.

The NTSB report on the Grand Canyon crash won’t be out for more than a year. An initial report released last month stated the helicopter made at least 2 360-degree turns prior to crashing with Udall, his 5 good friends and the pilot aboard. Air travel specialists stated that shows the tail rotor wasn’t operating appropriately.

3 of the travelers– veterinary receptionist Becky Dobson, 27; her partner and car salesman Stuart Hill, 30; and Hill’s brother, 32-year-old legal representative Jason Hill– died at the crash website. Udall’s partner of three months, Ellie Milward Udall, later died at a hospital. All them were British and on the trip to celebrate Stuart Hill’s birthday.

Robb stated Jonathan Udall suffered third- and fourth-degree burns, and his wife had burns over 35 percent of her body.

A 6th guest, 39-year-old Jennifer Barham, and the 42-year-old pilot, Scott Cubicle, stayed in important condition Friday.

3 dead in helicopter crash in Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL FOREST (3TV/CBS 5/AP) –

Three people have been eliminated in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon, according to Hualapai Nation police Chief Francis Bradley.

6 travelers and a pilot were on board the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed around 5:20 p.m. Saturday on the Hualapai Country near Quartermaster Canyon, Bradley stated to The Associated Press.

3 of them were verified dead.

The 4 who were hurt were level 1 injury clients and were being dealt with at the scene. Officials state they were then airlifted to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in critical condition.

The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC130, crashed under unidentified circumstances, according to Allen Kenitzer with the FAA Workplace of Communications.

The airplane sustained significant damage, inning accordance with Kenitzer.

Papillon’s site states it flies roughly 600,000 guests a year on Grand Canyon and other tours. It also keeps in mind that it “abides by flight safety guidelines and policies that significantly exceed the regulations required by the Federal Aviation Administration.”

Papillon’s CEO Brenda Halvorson launched a declaration on behalf of the business Sunday afternoon.

“It is with severe sadness we extend our genuine compassion to the households associated with this accident. Our top concern is the care and needs of our guests and our personnel. Member of the family seeking immediate assistance, please call 1-866-512-9121. We are working together fully with NTSB detectives and regional authorities.” -Brenda Halvorson, Ceo, Papillon Group

Longtime helicopter crash attorney Gary C. Robb represented a female terribly burned in a lethal Papillion crash at the Grand Canyon in 2001. He said the business has actually made huge improvements since that crash.

“They’ve enhanced their piloting credentials along with their upkeep over the last 10 years and as far as I understand they’ve not had a crash given that 2001,” Robb stated to the Associated Press. He stated flying in the Grand Canyon can be treacherous just because of the variety of helicopters there.

Robb stated his heart went out to the victims.

“This is not just the fact that a helicopter crashed, this is a human disaster. Individuals passed away and were badly hurt. It’s a tragedy for humans,” Robb stated.

First responders were on the scene. The FAA and the NTSB are examining the crash.

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Enduring victims, consisting of pilot, of Grand Canyon helicopter crash flown to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

The four making it through victims, including the pilot, of the Grand Canyon helicopter crash were airlifted to a Las Vegas healthcare facility.

They were confessed to University Medical Center and listed in critical condition, according to UMC representative Danita Cohen. The 3 other travelers in the helicopter were killed in the crash on Saturday. RELATED: 3 dead in helicopter crash in Grand Canyon

Arizona Hualapai Nation cops Chief Francis Bradley stated an overall of 7 individuals, consisting of the pilot, remained in the helicopter at the time of the crash. As of Sunday early morning, recovery and rescue efforts are still in progress to reach the 3 deceased victims, Bradley verified.

Bradley stated the National Transport Security Board is expected to come to the crash website Sunday afternoon to continue the investigation.

“All the guests are from the UK. Everybody has been recognized. The next of kin have actually been informed. And we have three validated fatalities,” Bradley said. “The other day, we were hampered by severe weather. We had gusts approximately 50 miles an hour. The surface where the crash happened in Quartermaster Canyon is extremely rugged. It’s just accessible by airplane and our fist responders had a 20– minute hike, 20-minute walking, to get to the scene.”

The survivors were airlifted to a Las Vegas health center by around 2 a.m. Sunday, Bradley said, as reported by KPHO. The survivors were later recognized as Scott Booth, who was the pilot, 42, Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathan Udall, 32, and Jennifer Barham, 39.

The guests who were killed were determined as Becky Dobson, 27, Jason Hill, 32 and Stuart Hill, 30.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also examining the occurrence, according to FAA representative Allen Kenitzer.

Papillon Airways, the company that runs the Grand Canyon flight trips, released the following statement:

“It is with severe unhappiness we extend our wholehearted compassion to the families involved in this mishap. Our top priority is the care and needs of our passengers and our staff. Relative looking for instant support, please call 1-866-512-9121. We are working together fully with NTSB detectives and regional authorities.” -Brenda Halvorson, Ceo, Papillon Group

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The 18th annual Latin Grammys captivate MGM Grand Garden Arena

Nobody at MGM Grand Garden Arena was amazed when “Despacito” took 4 trophies at the Latin Grammy Awards on November 16– the greatest night in Latin music was definitely going to recognize one of the biggest Spanish-language singles ever to strike the worldwide charts. But the rest of the musical event had lots of remarkable performances, astonishing award presentations and memorable moments– including some extremely Vegas team-ups. Henderson resident Steve Aoki and Marquee Club artist French Montana helped amp up an efficiency by J Balvin and Bad Bunny, and Wynn Nightlife super star Diplo became part of a show-closing ensemble (along with Bomba Estéreo and Victor Manuelle) that carried out Luis Fonsi’s smash “Despacito.”

Bringing awareness and aid to Puerto Rico was the focal point of the 18th-annual awards event, which opened with a minute of silence followed by Puerto Rican rap phenom Residente– who scored nine nominations and won two awards– performing “Hijos de Cañaveral.” Alejandro Sanz received the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Individual of the Year award, and Hamilton playwright Lin Manuel-Miranda was granted the President’s Benefit Award.

Among the surprises were bachata-pop singer-songwriter Vicente García snagging 3 Latin Grammys and actor-salsa vocalist Ruben Blades winning two times for the album he recorded with Roberto Delgado & & Orquesta– consisting of the coveted Album of the Year award, where the veteran performer won out over stiff competition from Juanes, Shakira, Nicky Jam and Residente.

Town near Grand Canyon turns down push for taller structures

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Felicia Fonseca/ AP In this Tuesday, oct. 31, 2017 image, Clarinda Vail stands outside the lodge her family owns in Tusayan, Ariz. Vail opposes a tally measure to increase structure heights in the town outside the Grand Canyon’s South Rim entrance.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017|11:49 a.m.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.– Citizens in Tusayan declined a ballot measure Tuesday that would have caused big changes for the entrance town to Grand Canyon National Park.

The all mail-in election asked locals to decide whether they desired structures heights as much as 65 feet (20 meters). Of the 131 people who cast ballots, 60 supported the procedure, while 71 opposed it.

Italy-based Stilo Development Group U.S.A asked the Town Council for the modification after the U.S. Forest Service obstructed access to two Stilo properties in the area.

The company coordinated with another landowner, Elling Halvorson, in promoting the higher structures to establish their property at the edge of town. It has prepare for apartment buildings, retail shops and accommodations at the site.

Challengers have said it’s the wrong type of development for a town that counts on Grand Canyon tourism. They say Tusayan must support, not diminish the national forest, and were stressed over impacts to water, traffic and the skyline.

“I’m just really pleased that it appears like the Tusayan citizens care more about the Grand Canyon than fulfilling every desire of the Italian designers via the Town Council,” stated Clarinda Vail, whose household settled the area in the 1930s.

The Town Council all approved the increased structure height previously this year however was challenged in a petition drive led by Vail. The town clerk and Coconino County officials at first rejected the petition over a signature a judge later on considered to be legitimate.

Months later on, the Town Council voted to settle the question through a ballot step.

Indications went up around town prompting citizens to say yes to higher buildings to bring jobs, self-reliance and real estate to the community of about 550 individuals. Other indications asked citizens to decline the procedure to protect the Grand Canyon.

Andy Jacobs, a spokesperson for Stilo, stated the company knew the campaign would be an uphill struggle.

“Exactly what we spoke with citizens, and we did a lot of outreach, particularly in the last few weeks, is they still support brand-new opportunities, particularly real estate in town,” he said Wednesday. “They just weren’t sure the height limit was the proper way to set about it.”

A political action committee funded by a Stilo and Halvorson company, Logan Luca LLC., invested numerous dollars on voter lists and the indications, and about $100 on promoted posts on Facebook, Jacobs stated. Much of the $12,000 reported in campaign financial resources went to the consulting firm that uses Jacobs.

A different committee on which Vail acts as treasurer spent $22,000 on lawyer’s charges for the legal battle against the regulation approved by the Town Council, inning accordance with project financing reports. About $100 went to obtain the names of registered citizens.

Bolt gets Jamaica into the relay last for grand goodbye

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Matt Dunham/ AP Jamaica’s Usain Bolt shouts as he gets ready for his leg of a males’s 4×100-meter relay preliminary heat during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017|6 a.m.

LONDON– Usain Bolt set the phase for his grand goodbye, powering down the finishing straight Saturday to qualify Jamaica for the 4×100-meter relay final at the world champions.

Fittingly, he will deal with Justin Gatlin and the United States in the final chapter of his unparalleled profession.

Both countries won their heats early Saturday, though the U.S. relay team got the baton around with more aplomb than Jamaica, which needed to rely on Bolt to clinch success.

And Bolt relished the adulation at the 60,000-capacity Olympic Stadium.

“They have actually been exceptional so far, and continue to amaze me and offer me energy,” Bolt said.

For the best part of the past decade, however, Bolt has actually been 100 percent dependable in getting relay gold for the island country. The last time Jamaica lost a world champion final was in Bolt’s novice year in 2007, when he ran the second leg and just took silver behind the Americans.

Since, Bolt has flaunted his power at the end of every major champion, getting the third gold medal for himself and sometimes another world record for Jamaica.

This year, however, he only got bronze in the 100 behind Gatlin. And the lead to the relay is not an inevitable conclusion.

The United States, with Gatlin running the 2nd leg, won the first heat in a world leading time of 37.70 seconds. The Americans beat Britain and Japan, both which also certified.

“My team did a terrific job,” stated Gatlin, the oldest of the squad at 35. “They’re believing and acting like veterans and I’m proud of them.”

Christian Coleman took silver in the 100 ahead of Bolt and it provided the United States team an included increase.

“Having the gold and silver medal on the exact same relay group, which hasn’t been carried out in a long time, it gives us kind of a confidence booster that the speed can navigate the track,” Gatlin said.

Bolt stepped out on the track for the second heat, and the Jamaicans required him. Trailing when he got the baton on the anchor leg, Bolt powered away, quickly swept previous his rivals and had time to want to his right before crossing in 37.95 seconds.

Still, Bolt was encouraging of his young colleagues.

“They came out here and got the job done we desired them to do, and that’s to obtain us to the finals. They executed and ran well for a young team,” Bolt said. “For many years, this will be the team bringing in the golds.”

In the ladies’s heats up, both countries are also through.

Allyson Felix remained in line to become the athlete with the most medals in world championships history when she assisted the American relay group qualify.

Running the 2nd leg, Felix and her colleagues crossed first in a season’s leading time of 41.84 seconds, beating Britain and Switzerland. They likewise advanced to the last.

In the 2nd heat, Germany beat two-time safeguarding champ Jamaica to qualify in addition to Brazil.

The Netherlands, with 200-meter champ Dafne Schippers running the second leg, certified on time.

Felix has won 14 medals at the world championships and can go up to 16 if she runs the 4×400 relay and the United States wins medals in both occasions.

In the decathlon, two-time world champion Trey Hardee of the United States hit the third difficulty and clattered into the next one during the 110-meter difficulties to end his medal possibilities.

In the first of five occasions on the last day of the two-day competitors, Kevin Mayer of France set a third individual record to quickly remain atop the standings with 5,485 points. Rico Freimuth of Germany was in second place with 5,377 points, while Damian Warner of Canada had the fastest time in the obstacles of 13.63 seconds to move into third.

Also, British runner Mo Farah will complete in his last race on the track at a major championship when he chooses a 4th straight world title in the 5,000. He won a third 10,000-meter gold on the first day of the champions.

J. Cole brings his singular talent to MGM Grand

J. Cole is an artist in perpetual movement, and the only instructions is forward.

When he visited behind 2014 Forest Hills Drive in 2015, he carried out the album in its totality, betting the conventional hip-hop show format which leans greatly on brochure hits. Cole has actually used a similar method on his 4 Your Eyez Just tour, which rolls into MGM Grand Garden Arena this weekend. Although he has actually been a bit more generous in weaving in older fan favorites, he has still been beginning his show with “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Immortal,” “Deja Vu” and “Ville Mentality,” the first 4 songs from his fourth studio album launched in December.

Cole has constantly done his own thing musically, and his versatility and vision location him apart from the other substantial names in today’s rap video game. His design cannot be easily lined up with Drake, Chance or Kendrick, and his business success seems as not likely as it corresponds. “What has actually made the host successful, besides an ability to craft fantastic singles and solid albums, is most likely simply his heterodoxy,” Kyle Petersen wrote in an essay for the Columbia, South Carolina, Free Times. “While Cole fasts to grandstand and mythologize like the greats, he doesn’t do it by putting on a fake gangsta persona … or philosophizing on modern race relations. Rather, he owns up to the smallness of his identity as much as the largeness of it.”

To borrow from a hip-hop cliché, keeping it genuine keeps Cole relatable. However being genuine also keeps his name on top. You’ll see it again co-headlining the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia in September, along with a guy called Jay-Z. That’s largeness. J. Cole at MGM Grand Garden Arena, July 8.