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UNLV Jazz Studies Hosts Fundraising Performance Oct. 17

UNLV Jazz Studies hosts a memorial fundrasing show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Judy Bayley Theatre honoring Joe Williams, Paul Coladarci, and Jacob Harehime. Included performers include Clint Holmes, Jo Belle Yonely, Ronnie Rose, Eric Jordan Young, Laura Taylor, Gary Fowler, Don Cunningham, Naomi Mauro, and Pete Barbutti.

Tickets are $10 and available online from the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center box office or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787).

Late-night TELEVISION hosts decry Las Vegas killings, gun laws

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Chris Pizzello/ AP In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel appears at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Late-night comics decried the Las Vegas mass shooting as a confoundingly repetitive American catastrophe, with Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah blasting politicians who oppose weapon control. They spoke up on Monday, Oct. 2, the day after the worst shooting in modern U.S. history.

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LOS ANGELES– Late-night comics decried the Las Vegas mass shooting as a confounding and repetitive American tragedy, with Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah blasting politicians who oppose weapon control.

“I do not know why our so-called leaders continue to allow this to happen,” Kimmel stated on his ABC program Monday, the day after the worst shooting in modern U.S. history declared at least 59 lives.

“Or maybe a much better concern– why do we continue to let them permit it to happen?” stated a psychological Kimmel, who noted that Las Vegas was his hometown.

He slammed Republican congressional leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, saying it was good they sent prayers to Las Vegas but “they ought to be hoping to God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this nation.”

Kimmel’s program ended on a different tone: Luke Combs, who ‘d carried out at the Las Vegas country music concert that night of the attack, sang “Utilized to You” to honor the shooting victims.

On Comedy Central, the South African-born Noah said he was puzzled by the number of mass shootings he’s seen in simply two years in America and buffooned present GOP legislation focused on loosening up weapon guidelines.

“Just to offer you a concept of how far America is from actual weapon control, today Congress is going to vote on deregulating gun silencers. Because I think Congress is believing gun violence is out of control: ‘How can we make it quieter?'” Noah said.

“To individuals of Las Vegas, I can not provide you thoughts and prayers. I can just state I’m sorry that we reside in a world where individuals would put a gun before your lives,” he stated.

CBS’ James Corden, a native of England, released his own courteous require gun control.

“Forgive me, because I’m just a foreigner here and a few of you might feel I have no place to state this, but how does each developed country do a better task at preventing these attacks?” he asked.

Stephen Colbert, who routinely targets President Donald Trump, took a different approach Monday.

Concurring with Trump’s labeling of the Las Vegas shooting as an act of “pure evil,” Colbert included, “So then, what are we going to do to combat pure evil? The response can’t be nothing.”

The CBS host challenged Trump to go his own way on gun control without heeding his political celebration’s stance.

“You wish to make America great again? Do something the last 2 presidents have not had the ability to do. Pass any sort of sensible gun control legislation, that the large bulk of Americans want,” Colbert stated.

On TBS, Conan O’Brien stated that when he began in late-night more than twenty years ago it was “virtually unusual” for hosts to need to address a mass shooting. But things have changed, he stated, a point that was driven house when his head author provided O’Brien’s previous remarks on other recent mass shootings to think about for Monday’s remarks on Las Vegas.

“When did this ended up being a routine? And exactly what does it state about us that it has?” O’Brien said.

Acknowledging that he’s “not the most political of our comics,” O’Brien stated he felt obliged to repeat what he stated about the 2016 club shooting in Orlando, Florida, in which 49 victims passed away.

“I do not believe it must be so simple for one demented individual to kill a lot of individuals so quickly. The noises of those automatic weapons last night are grotesquely out of location in a civilized society,” he stated.

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon told viewers that in the face “of catastrophes and acts of terror, we have to keep in mind that good still exists in this world. We’re here to captivate you this evening.” He then introduced Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler, who performed Dido’s “No Liberty” in honor of the shooting victims.

College of Fine Arts Hosts Opening Celebration & & Art Walk Oct. 6

UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher, the Marjorie Barrick Museum, and the Donna Beam Art Gallery welcome you to a night of spectacular celebration marking the 60th anniversary of UNLV and the 50th anniversary of the Barrick Museum from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Barrick Museum. Champagne, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. It is complimentary and open to the general public.

The event honors the Las Vegas arts neighborhood for its dedicated assistance of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada as the Barrick opens its Fall exhibits, Preservation and liminal.

Organized by prominent Los Angeles manager Aurora Tang, Conservation checks out themes of survival and renewal in a group exhibit that introduces Las Vegas to many artists of global stature including Max Hooper Schneider, Candice Lin, and German noise artist Moritz Fehr.

A walking tour through the campus grounds brings us to the thrilling, unplaceable world of Fehr’s Colosseum before we arrive at the Donna Beam where Conservation’s companion program, Peripheral Flood Control Structures of Las Vegas, is on screen. Curated by the multifaceted Center For Land Usage Interpretation, Flood Control grants us a bird’s-eye view of the extraordinary architecture on the margins of our city. Back at the Barrick, Shelly Volsche’s liminal asks us to question the enigmatic territory between various modes of being with a diverse installation of art works drawn from the Museum’s own collection.

More details about the Fall art exhibits can be found here: https://www.unlv.edu/news-story/announcing-fall-2017-exhibitions We hope you will join us for this joyous fall occasion!

UNLV hosts Brookings Mountain West Visiting Scholars

Brookings Mountain West, a collaboration in between UNLV and the Brookings Organization, a Washington, DC-based public law think tank, is delighted to reveal its roster of going to scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Going to scholars from Brookings engage with UNLV trainees and faculty in the classroom and in research study projects, provide public lectures, and provide public law proficiency to regional neighborhood, organisation, and political leaders,

“Visiting scholars from the Brookings Institution are a varied group, consisting of individuals who may bring valuable experience in the federal government, useful experience from the private sector, and scholastic viewpoints from both think tanks and top-ranked universities,” said Rob Lang, executive director of Brookings Mountain West.

Each year a new group of Brookings scholars schedule check outs to the UNLV school. And Brookings Mountain West hosts a lecture series with numerous of the going to scholars. UNLV director of Brookings Mountain West, Expense Brown stated,”Our lineup of going to scholars includes professionals who will deal with such prompt problems as economic and social movement in our area, U.S. climate and energy policy, the future of the Paris agreement, the future of U.S. relations in the Asia-Pacific region, accountability in K-12 education, the politics of Republican Party governors, the role of social motions, the geography of hardship in Southern Nevada, the obstacles facing young adults entering the labor market, and lots of others.”

Amongst the sixteen scholars who will check out UNLV this academic year are:

Ron Haskins is a senior fellow and the Cabot Family Chair in Economic Research studies at the Brookings Organization, where he co-directs the Center on Children and Households. Haskins spent 14 years on the staff of your home Ways and Method Committee and was consequently appointed to be the senior consultant to President George W. Bush for well-being policy. He and his colleague Isabel Sawhill just recently won the Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science for being champions of the public great and advocates for public law based upon social science research. Haskins was just recently designated by House Speaker Paul Ryan to co-chair the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission.

John Hudak is deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Research studies at Brookings. His research examines questions of governmental power in the contexts of administration, workers, and public law. Furthermore, he concentrates on projects and elections, legislative-executive interaction, and state and federal cannabis policy. Hudak’s 2016 book, Marijuana: A Short History, offers a special, current profile of how cannabis emerged from the shadows of counterculture and illegality to become a severe, even mainstream, public policy concern and source of legal profits for both businesses and governments.

Jonathan D. Pollack is the Interim SK-Korea Structure Chair in Korea Studies in the Center for East Asia Policy Researches and a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Prior to signing up with Brookings in 2010, Pollack was teacher of Asian and Pacific Researches and chairman of the Strategic Research Department at the United States Naval War College. He formerly operated at the Rand Corporation, where he served in different senior research study and management positions, consisting of chairman of the government department, corporate research study supervisor for worldwide policy, and senior consultant for global policy.

Vanda Felbab-Brown is a senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She is also the director of the Brookings project “Improving International Drug Policy: Comparative Point of views and UNGASS 2016” and co-director of another Brookings task, “Reconstituting Local Orders.” She is a professional on international and internal conflicts and nontraditional security dangers, including insurgency, organized criminal activity, city violence, and illegal economies.

Adele Morris is a senior fellow and policy director for Environment and Energy Economics at the Brookings Organization. Her knowledge and interests consist of the economics of policies associated with climate modification, energy, natural deposits, and public financing. She signed up with Brookings in July 2008 from the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the U.S. Congress, where she invested a year as a Senior Economic expert covering energy and environment problems. Prior to the JEC, Adele served 9 years with the U.S. Treasury Department as its chief natural deposit economist, dealing with environment, energy, agriculture, and radio spectrum problems.

Visit these sites for more details on Brookings Mountain West, the checking out scholars, or institute’s Public Policy Minor.

Photos: Rick Fox hosts, DJs and toasts kid’s 21st birthday at Hyde Bellagio

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Rick Fox hosts, DJs and commemorates the 21st birthday of his kid, Kyle Fox, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Hyde Bellagio. Natasha Bedingfield is envisioned with the dad and boy.

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Rick Fox hosts, DJs and celebrates the 21st birthday of his son, Kyle Fox, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Hyde Bellagio. Natasha Bedingfield is pictured with the father and son.Launch slideshow “

Former L.a Lakers and Boston Celtics star Rick Fox made his Las Vegas DJ launching at Hyde Bellagio on Tuesday night during Lost Angels Industry Night.

After posturing for photos on the red carpeting, Fox and his entourage, that included his boy, Kyle Fox, commemorating his 21st birthday, made their method to a VIP table as Hyde’s servers greeted them with flashing lights and giant letters spelling out “R-I-C-K F-O-X.”

Partygoers went wild as the diverse 6-foot-7 and 46-year-old performer born in Toronto took the stage and delivered an electrifying DJ set, hyping up fans as he dropped beats by artists including Tiesto, Jay Z and fellow Canadian Drake.

Later on at night, Fox, who has 3 NBA championship rings with the Lakers, and his group of buddies was taken part their VIP booth by vocalist Natasha Bedingfield. The party continued into the early morning hours, as DJ Konflikt kept the beats pumping from behind the wheels of steel.

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for nearly twenty years.

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

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Hyde Bellagio Boasting a seamless indoor/outdoor area and floor-to-ceiling windows, Hyde Bellagio includes an expansive terrace that showcases Las Vegas’ most well known landmark, the Fountains of Bellagio. Elevating the design, Hyde Bellagio presents a special early-evening experience beginning at 5 p.m. highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of interesting little plates from Circo. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio evolves into Vegas’ most popular night life destination, with 40 VIP tables, a varied rotation of DJs and live efficiencies.
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-693-8700

Bellagio Resort and Gambling establishment

Inspired by the stunning towns of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio neglects a Mediterranean-blue, 8 1/2-acre lake, where fountains carry out a stunning marine ballet choreographed to music and lights.

Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences consisting of two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano’s Picasso and Le Cirque from the popular Maccioni household.

Bellagio is the home of an excellent collection of luxury sellers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA.

A world-class art gallery, the charming Conservatory & & Botanical Gardens, the sensational “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious health spa and beauty parlor, vibrant nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & & Lounge and a classy gambling establishment all contribute to the remarkable Bellagio experience.

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-693-7111

UNLV Hosts “Take Back The Night” Activities Oct. 5-10

The UNLV Jean Nidetch Women’s Center is getting ready to host its yearly Take Back the Night occasion on Oct. 5-10.

Take Back the Night– held each October to accompany Domestic Violence Awareness Month– is an empowering event to honor the victims of domestic, sexual, dating and gender violence. The unifying style throughout these diverse subjects is the assertion that all humans have the right to be devoid of violence, the right to be heard, and the right to reclaim those rights if they are broken.

For the very first time in its 22-year history, UNLV has actually broadened its occasion from one to 6 days in an effort to provide much more opportunities to speak up against violence, remember victims, support survivors, celebrate recuperation, and make the UNLV school and Las Vegas neighborhood a much safer location.

This year’s activity lineup supports a national push in current years to mark out violence by drawing in fraternities, professional athletes and other young people as allies. Activities consist of free self-defense classes; a panel conversation where students can ask questions; a social media and “use purple” project; and spectator intervention training on behalf of Green Dot, which recently took part in a soon-to-be-aired CNN news segment filmed partly at UNLV.

Want to join the conversation? Check out a couple of highlighted activities listed below. All events are totally free and open to the general public. Find more details and the full calendar of events right here.

MONDAY, OCT. 5
The Hunting Ground documentary screening. 6-8:30 p.m., Student Union Theater

Hunting Ground– an exposé on sexual assaults on United States college campuses, institutional whitewashes and the social toll on victims and their households– premiered in January at the Sundance Movie Festival prior to debuting in theaters on restricted release. The 90-minute movie follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice in the face of retaliation, harassment and pushback.

The screening, shown in collaboration with UNLV’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), will be followed by a panel discussion showcasing: Derric Carter, UNLV Center for Social Justice; Det. Paul Velez, UNLV Cops; Barrett Morris, UNLV director of compliance; Jen Pierrot, president of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and the UNLV NPHC; Jordan McConnell, president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity; and Andrea Parashos, UNLV CAREadvocate.

TUESDAY, OCT. 6

Students with UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law are partnering for the third year with the Women’s Center on a mock trial, which gives audience members– who function as the jury– insight into the sex attack problem process. Past mock trials focused on a heterosexual lady and a same-sex couple; this year’s fictional case will certainly concentrate on a deaf student to highlight the barriers disabled students may face in the legal system.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
Survivor Speak Out. 5 p.m., Pida Plaza

UNLV’s Social Work Club and Marital relationship & & Household Treatment Honor’s Society lead an open forum for those touched by sex assault to share survivorship stories in a program of unity, cathartic release, and empowerment. Event begins with a balloon release with written messages of forgiveness, strength, quotes and more attached. To be followed by a candlelight vigil and recovery circle.

NOTE: Media are asked to respect survivors’ privacy by avoiding filming faces without approval.

THURSDAY, OCT. 8
Reclaim The Night March. 5 – 5:30 p.m., Student Union courtyard

The march is UNLV’s Take Back the Night signature event. It follows a resource fair from 1-5 p.m. in the same location including neighborhood and campus info booths, interactive activities such as poster- and survivor bracelet-making stations, free gifts, a show featuring nationally understood spoken word artists and student entertainers, and addresses by university authorities.

The school band will certainly kick off the march by students and personnel around school while they shout inspiring messages and hold a banner, radiance sticks, and a purple paper chain bearing messages from survivors and supporters.

College of Engineering Hosts Construction Career Day on Oct. 9

What

UNLV will certainly hold a Construction Profession Day to introduce high school students to professions associated with building.

When

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fri, Oct. 9

Where

Event will be located in Parking Lot O, simply west of the Science and Engineering Structure (SEB), off of Flamingo Roadway and Home Grove Opportunity.

Details

More than 800 high school students from Clark County will certainly be presented to the construction industry and construction-related fields, including the trades, building management, engineering, and architecture. Students will also learn about associated secondary fields such as accounting, marketing, and centers management. The event is created to inform students about an expert industry that is interesting, lucrative, and loaded with prospects for profession development.

This one-day event will let students see a presentation of various kinds of construction equipment, participate in workshops and laboratories in the College of Engineering, and find out about internships, apprenticeship programs and higher education chances.

The Building Management program at UNLV offers a well-rounded education, integrating theoretical knowing with useful lab experience. Our students and alumni are in high need and dealing with major engineering and construction tasks in Las Vegas and around the globe.

Market partners in participation will include Las Vegas Paving, the Nevada Department of Transport, Sunstate Devices, The PENTA Structure Group, and lots more.

The event is hosted by the Las Vegas chapter of the Associated General Professionals of America and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV. The event is totally free and open to the public.

Media

Media are welcomed to attend this occasion. Please contact Molly Marks at -LRB-702-RRB- 994-8803 or [email protected]!.?.! for information.

UNLV Jazz Hosts Show Celebrating CD Release Sept. 20

The UNLV Jazz Ensemble I and the Latin Jazz Ensemble perform in performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, in Artemus Ham Concert Hall to commemorate the release of their latest CD, “Characters.”

Members of the UNLV Latin Jazz Ensemble, and its director, Uli Geissendoerfer, won the prominent 2015 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award for Latin Group in the undergraduate college category. The ensemble contended against top universities worldwide for the honor. This is the eighth DownBeat Publication Student Award for UNLV Jazz Researches students considering that 2010.

Tickets to the performance are $10 and discount rates are offered. To acquire tickets, visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-ARTS (2787).

Photos: Crystal Hefner hosts, DJs at Rehabilitation Swimwear Invitational at Hard Rock Hotel

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Crystal Hefner hosts and DJs at the 2015 Rehabilitation Bikini Invitational at Rehab on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

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Crystal Hefner hosts and DJs at the 2015 Rehab Bikini Invitational at Rehab on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.Introduce slideshow “

Crystal Hefner at Rehab

Crystal Hefner, minus partner Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, played person hosting with the mostess– and in her skin-tight dress, she really had the mostess– and DJ at the 2015 Rehabilitation Swimsuit Invitational at Rehab on Saturday afternoon in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

Blonde bombshell Hefner looked gorgeous and was clearly photographed prior to everyone melted in the 100-degree-plus heat of sizzling Saturday. Hefner attended to the daytime revelers and also sported headphones with playful Playboy Club-esque bunny ears.

Hefner is the resident DJ for the nationwide swimwear competition, which will certainly have extra initial elimination events Saturday, July 11, and Saturday, Aug. 8, prior to the finale Saturday, Sept. 19, all at Rehab.

Hefner, a design, singer, DJ and reality-TV personality, was Playboy Playmate of the Month for December 2009 and is the third spouse of The Hef. They wed in December 2012.

Hefner is a graduate of La Jolla High School and San Diego State University. Our thanks to Erik Kabik for his photo gallery of Hefner and Richard Corey for his video of Hefner published on YouTube.

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s home entertainment and luxury senior editor and has actually been a reporter for almost 20 years.

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

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Hard Rock Hotel & & Gambling establishment

Probably one the coolest joints in town, the Acid rock Hotel & & Gambling establishment houses a few of Vegas’ best entertainment, dining establishments and nightlife.

At Hard Rock, it’s everything about the music. From the lights made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door deals with to stage costumes and devices of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock-and-roll. The Hard 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 venues, the swimming pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest destinations. Expand over 4.7 acres, the swimming pool location showcases swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bunch of secluded nooks, a waterfall and a substantial live music venue with a dance floor. Throughout the summertime, the swimming pool changes into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.

The resident nightclub Body English merges European sophistication with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting superstars and popular DJs. Vintage rock souvenirs 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 serves up Mexican dishes, along with a Main American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of 5 around the world Japanese-specialty restaurants from famous Nobu Matsuhisa, pleases a various taste. For round-the-clock food, Mr. Lucky’s 24/7, makes sure to relieve your cravings even after a Vegas-all-nighter.

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The Amazing Johnathan hosts watery event; Burlesque Hall teases with new exhibition area

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Anastasia Synn and The Incredible Johnathan mess around on the red carpet for “ENTSpeaks” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Inspire Theater downtown.

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As always, The Kats Report Bureau is in between mani-pedi consultations. More will be discussed right here, obviously. But an uncommon manicure-pedicure and interview at the hair salon Color, the Michael Boychuck groovy grooming fortress at Caesars Palace, highlighted the weekend.

This was for a column showing up this week in Las Vegas Weekly. The nails are still shining and, yes, it does please.

Onward:

– The Incredible Johnathan and his other half, Anastasia Synn, celebrated their first anniversary with a pool party over the weekend at the couple’s Environment-friendly Valley home. Not a common swimming pool celebration, naturally, as the night ended with a splashy volley ball game under black light in which the participants were smeared with florescent body paint.

Luxor headliner Carrot Top; master puppeteer Scott Land and his spouse, Lisa; Penny Wiggins (Psychic Tanya in A.J.’s act and among his closest buddies); and comic Geechy Individual were among those to visit the celebration, which also showcased a knife-throwing contest amongst amateur knife-throwers and requisite backyard pyrotechnics.

The scene motivated the reasonable question, “Exactly what could possibly go wrong?”

A.J. was in remarkably great spirits and is still combating the degenerative heart condition that has actually effectively ended his efficiency career. Anastasia and he are thinking about stem-cell treatments for his ailing heart, however this talk is extremely initial and just started, well, Sunday.

A little more than 5 years back, A.J. was identified with the degenerative heart disease cardiomyopathy. He likewise deals with Type-2 diabetes, which disqualifies him from receiving a heart transplant. His last performances were last June 30-July 1 at Magic Castle in L.A. His saga has been skillfully chronicled by Julie Seabaugh in an L.V. Weekly cover story in January, and in October A.J. himself told of his health perils in an appearance at “ENTSpeaks” in Inspire Theater.

“Do not pity me since I have had the very best, most extraordinary life that anybody might have.” And for A.J., the celebration seems far from over.

– We expected a great deal of tease from the “25th Annual Competition of Tease” Miss Exotic World competitors Saturday night at Orleans Showroom highlighting the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend at the Orleans. But we didn’t prepare for that Burlesque Hall of Popularity executive director Dustin Wax would deliver among the greatest teases.

Appearing late in the five-hour program, Wax strode onstage in a quite-reflective silver fit and informed the audience that the Burlesque Hall of Fame had, simply that afternoon, entered into an agreement to move into a space “20 times larger” than its present house at Emergency situation Arts on Fremont Street.

That area has to do with 1,200 square feet, indicating the new home to the famous collection would have to do with 24,000 square feet. However lacking was the “where” and “when” of it all, and after the show Wax stated he was not yet licensed to divulge more details, though the space remains in the Arts District. The collection moved to Emergency Arts in 2010, and the Hall of Fame itself is commemorating its 50th anniversary.

The souvenirs covers more than a century of burlesque history and was long curated by the late burlesque legend Dixie Evans. The collection’s previous home was a huge barn in a deserted goat farm near Helendale, in the Mojave Dessert about a 3rd of the way from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. The Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend was a fundraiser for the effort to protect the collection, and a move to a brand-new and bigger house is long overdue.

Being Oscar at Downtown Mob Museum
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– Oscar Goodman is sticking with the subject of Jimmy Chagra for his next supper series talk, set for Thursday night at Oscar’s Beef Alcohol & & Broads at the Plaza. “The Authority” is the title of the topic, referring (we expect) to Chagra, as soon as among the largest cannabis dealerships in the West who was a client of Goodman’s.

Though Goodman spoke Might 28 about his time with Chagra throughout an appearance at the Mob Museum, the former mayor assures a more personal account for Thursday’s occasion at the restaurant’s speakeasy room.

“This might be my best look yet,” he said, once more shunning humbleness. (The full-menu supper is $150 per person; call 702-386-7227 for reservations.)

Wayne Newton’s House
A view of the wall at the corner of property owned by entertainer Wayne Newton in Las Vegas Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Moving vans accompanied by official-looking vehicles arrived at the home of Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton this morning but left soon after without removing anything. Metro Police said they weren't commenting on the case. Launch slideshow “

– Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah is set for a mid-summer opening as a public destination. Newton has returned to the legendary 52-acre estate at Sundown and Pecos roadways. As strategies advance, task listings are published at CasaDeShenandoah.com/ professions. Positions open include visitor’s center/tour manager, security and transport manager, marketing and group sales supervisor, administrative assistant, tour guides, cashiers for ticketing and retail, shuttle motorists and guard.

Visitors to the tourist attraction are to be led through the equipment by means of shuttle bus to view wildlife, Arabian horses, classic-car collection, private jet and remarkable collection of souvenirs generated by Newton throughout his years in Las Vegas. A few personal, preliminary tours and a celebration paying tribute to longtime Newton family good friend Bud Paxson, the House Shopping Network and PAX TV founder who died in January, have actually been hung on the apartment.

– Here is a reference of Dee Snider related to a program that is not “Robbing the Rock Vault.” In an earlier interview, Snider pointed out a possible go back to “Rock of Ages,” as he carried out the function of Dennis Dupree on Broadway a couple of years back. In the beginning, it was anticipated that would occur early next year, now I’m hearing that it could be by the end of ’15. Whichever, it’s a great idea. “Rock of Ages,” inspired as it is, can constantly use some ticket-sales ignition. And Dee Snider is absolutely nothing if not an igniter.

– Blue Guy Group is performing what it is terming an “autism-friendly” program at 2 p.m. Sunday at Monte Carlo. BMG and Autism Speaks are amid a yearlong partnership, and $25,000 raised from the show will be directed to the charity. The production also is staging these one-off, autism-friendly programs at its Boston, New york city, Chicago and Orlando venues through December.

As passed on through a company press release, for these shows “small modifications will certainly be made, including lowering noise and light levels at numerous moments during the performance and making headphones readily available upon request.

“The Blue Men will certainly limit the quantity of direct audience communication and keep their strategy to the audience more controlled. Blue Man Group will certainly likewise create soothing environments in each theater’s lobby for households seeking a break from the enjoyment.”

– Residence of Blues at Mandalay Bay headliner Carlos Santana performed the national anthem Sunday prior to Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. As S.F. Gate reports, Santana has been a Warriors fan given that 1975, the last time the franchise has claimed the NBA title. Incredibly, Santana has actually carried out the national anthem simply four times in his career, saying, “I am really selective. It needs to indicate a lot to me.”

The guitar fantastic states Warriors secure Stephen Curry is his favorite player. “How can you not love that little person? He’s adorable,” Santana said. “You search in his eyes, and you see a lot nobility.”

Orleans Display room The Orleans Showroom is an 850-seat theater that provides a constantly evolving schedule of live home entertainment from the top acts in stand-up comedy to rock-and-roll and jazz. To see the Occasion Calendar or to buy tickets, go online at www.orleanscasino.com or call the Box Workplace: 702-365-7075/ 888-365-7111.
4500 W Tropicana Ave Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-365-7111

Orleans Hotel-Casino

True to its name, The Orleans provides visitors a year-round Mardi Gras feeling with a New Orleans French Quarter environment.

Found just a brief way from the center of wagering on the Strip, The Orleans provides a collection of tourist attractions that helps to draw in a mix of residents and visitors.

In addition to the 1,885 hotel rooms and 134,000-square foot casino, the building has a 70-lane bowling center, an 18-screen cinema, an 850-seat display room and a 9,500-seat arena, the home of the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey group.

The hotel likewise has 14 dining options, consisting of Canal Street, The Prime Rib Loft, Koji Sushi Bar & & China Bistro and Big Al’s Oyster Bar.

4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-365-7111

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