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Revival reminds that Las Vegas shines in face of Oct. 1 tragedy


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/ > John Locher/ AP From left, Linda Hazelwood, Michelle Hamel and Jann Blake, all from California, cry as they go to a prayer service on the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018|3:44 p.m.

Tony and Linda Blache of Las Vegas used matching black Tee shirts with Path 91 printed on them– a recommendation to the music festival that turned awful in 2015 when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing 58 individuals and wounding more than 800 others.

The couple bowed their heads in prayer in one minute and lifted them in happiness minutes later.

” We’re an example for the world,” Tony Blache stated. “Las Vegas has shined in the face of tragedy.”

The couple were amongst a group of about 150 people who gathered today outside Las Vegas Municipal Government for a revival-style prayer vigil to bear in mind and celebrate the lives the victims. A shooter, perched in a hotel tower across the street, opened fire on concertgoers at the Path 91 Harvest celebration on the other side of the Las Vegas Strip.

Numerous Las Vegas Valley preachers spoke words of encouragement at today’s ceremony, as guitar players and keyboard gamers offered a background of soothing music. A 10-member choir chanted modern faith hymns.

People wore t-shirts with messages like #VegasStronger and simple white shirts with a red heart next to the word Vegas.

Pastor Paul Goulet, who heads the International Church of Las Vegas, informed the crowd the gunman was filled with hate. But those who came together in assistance of one another after the shooting showed the frustrating power of love.

” At some point we needed to put our distinctions aside and get together,” Goulet stated. “I believe it’s time to say hate has not won. Love and unity are going to win.”

The group wished each of the 58 victims.

” We have actually impacted the world by showing love and empathy for one another during that time,” stated Mike Hatch, a pastor with the Balm of Gilead Global Ministries. “We’ve shown that Las Vegas is not Sin City but rather the City of Peace.”

PRIDE Night Parade shines with wish for equality– IMAGES

Before the drifts began rolling at the PRIDE Night Parade in downtown Las Vegas Friday, organizers of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender event understood the 17th annual celebration would be more unique than in previous years.

“There is a lot more excitement out there from the neighborhood,” said Las Vegas Pride President Jorge Solorio, 28. The credit for that goes to the USA Supreme Court, which this summer season ruled that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to wed.

. Bikes rumbled right after “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung. American flags fluttered beside rainbow banners. The parade corridor, on 4th Street, from Gass to Stewart opportunities, shone with additional street lighting, multi-color light sticks and glittery outfits put on by spectators and individuals.

“Color our World with Pride” was 2015’s style, Solorio stated. Some drifts showcased music and dancing while Clark County emergency situation vehicles flashed their lights.

Rithy Khim, 21, cheered, jumped, stretched his arms and waved his rainbow flag, and scarf, which matched his T-shirt. He existed to celebrate equality. “We’re all equal and we just want to be dealt with the exact same, much like everybody else.”

2 of his friends appeared simply to support him. Khim said this year’s parade is unique since of the Supreme Court’s choice on same-sex marriage.

Brittney Hinau, who wore her hair loose and red, described herself as being pansexual and echoed Khim. “These are my individuals,” she stated, spreading her arms large. “I’m right here for this love, this joy, the rainbow, the enjoyable.” She admired Nevada’s choice to allow same-sex marriage and said the nation is altering.

“It’s happening. It’s going to stay in this manner,” Hinau stated. “And this is the world today.”

With the recent court decision, Solorio hoped more individuals would don’t hesitate to be open about their sexuality, without worry. “Even those who may have been frightened in the past, now they are willing to be more open and true to themselves.”

Thousands of people of all ages grinned and cheered as the floats passed by. The event drew households, couples and singles, numerous of whom brought their animals.

Hinau’s conclusion: “Love will be a good thing. Everybody will be accepted, ultimately.”

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Celine Dion shines once again at Caesars– VIDEO

In an interview with UNITED STATE Today earlier this week, Celine Dion forecasted that her extremely prepared for go back to Las Vegas would be emotional. “There will be moments, emptiness, laughter, awkwardness, tearing,” she stated. “There will certainly be. But that’s the point of returning. Otherwise, I just release an album. The bond, the sharing, communication.” It was all that and so a lot more. During 2 hours, she treated fans to an absolutely mesmerizing efficiency that consisted of plenty of poignant minutes, the most touching which being when she provided a cooling performance of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” as a montage of video footage of her with her cherished household played behind her.

There were likewise minutes of laughter, like when she improvised while one of her guitarists tuned then playfully teased him when he returned, during the extra acoustic section of the set, and there were many other memorable moments, such as the hologram duets she turned in with Frank Sinatra and Elvis. It was a certainly a program to bear in mind. Celine was poised and dependably stylish and eloquent.

Pictures: Rumer Willis shines, Val Chmerkovskiy sizzles in ‘DWTS’ at Venetian


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Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumer Willis and Melissa Rycroft joke around onstage throughout the “Dancing With the Stars Live! The Perfect Ten Tour” stop Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Venetian.

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Keo Motsepe and Peta Murgatroyd move across the phase during the “Dancing With destiny Live! The Perfect 10 Tour” stop Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Venetian.

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Witney Carson and Val Chmerkovskiy have some fun during the “Dancing With the Stars Live! The Perfect Ten Trip” stop Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Venetian.

Actress Rumer Willis took the show, even without dancing.

Willis, slowed by a strolling boot on her right foot, couldn’t dance Sunday night throughout “DWTS Live! The Perfect 10 Tour” at the Venetian, however the fan preferred and reigning mirror-ball prize champ showed her flexibility by vocal singing three songs to the sold-out audience’s pleasure while her all-star dancing coworkers impressed with regimens.

Willis, who wore long dresses to cover the boot, on several celebrations drew some of the loudest ovations of the night. She explained how having success on “Dancing With the Stars” was a life-altering experience because it gave her self-confidence and stated that the support of fans helped sustain her belief she might win the competition.

“Always believe in yourself,” she informed the audience.

That self-confidence revealed while she was onstage, highlighted by singing for a routine from Alan Bersten and Brittany Cherry that was quickly one of the best efficiencies of the night.

The touring group of dancers functions six mirror-ball champs, including Willis’ Period 20 partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. Chmerkovskiy, never ever shy to take off his shirt to display his muscular body, spent the majority of the nearly 2-hour show topless as expected. He likewise played the violin, and his chops as a musician rival his dancing.

That dancing started with some funny in the first dance of the night.

Chmerkovskiy releaseded pillows packed in his shirt and pants, stating he put on weight given that the competition ended in the spring and would not be able to remove his t-shirt. Peta Murgatroyd and he proceeded to dance, with Chmerkovskiy holding up Murgatroyd regardless of the additional pillow weight.

Lots of in the audience were fans of the program, which in May finished its 10th year and Season 20 on ABC. In the show’s early years, more standard dances such as the waltz and tango were staples. But, as host Melissa Rycroft discussed, “DWTS” has actually progressed to consist of contemporary dances and attract a younger group.

In the touring show, there was a routine to hip-hop music and one to country, where the attire were distinctive: pants and cowboys hats for the shirtless men; Daisy Duke shorts and swimsuit tops for the girls.

The accuracy of the dance motion was most excellent. When enjoying in your home Monday nights, you don’t see the detailed activity of the dancers, nor do you really value their achievement and the quantity of physical and mental preparation.

That dancing savvy is obvious with each regimen during the touring show, with performers such as Witney Carson and Murgatroyd so sophisticated with each step and sincere in giving fans an excellent evening of home entertainment.

The program is more than dancing. Rycroft, the Dallas native and Season 15 champ, is witty and personalized as the host. The dancers also interact with the fans– everything from Emma Slater taking a picture with the crowd and posting on her Twitter (@EmmaSlaterDance) to the males of the show walking down into the audience to disperse roses.

“We have actually been more excited about this stop than any other,” Rycroft stated.

Ray Maker, an enthusiastic “Dancing With the Stars” fan, is the sports editor of the Las Vegas Sun.

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