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Las Vegas singer Lisa Marie Smith commemorates brand-new music at Luxor


Courtesy Lisa Marie Smith’s brand-new EP will be released by Fervor Records on November 16.

contact) Friday, Nov. 9, 2018|2 a.m. From the time she remained in elementary school, Lisa Marie Smith grew up in Las Vegas wanting to be an entertainer. However she had to circumnavigate the world and return to get her very first big gig on a Vegas stage.

A vocalist known for her powerful efficiencies in “Pin Up” at Stratosphere and “Baz” at Palazzo, Smith recently signed with Fervor Records and taped her first EP, which will be commemorated with a program and release party on November 12 at the Esports Arena at Luxor. It’s the first live music occasion available to the public to be held at that Las Vegas Strip venue, previously LAX bar.

After graduating from the Las Vegas Academy and the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, Smith was preparing to go back to Las Vegas and find her way in the robust music and showbiz landscape. “I hit the ground keeping up a lot of auditions and I generally made it to the final callback, however I wouldn’t get cast,” she states. “The feedback was always that I looked too young. I started working as a mixed drink server at the Rio’s bever-tainment program where I would serve and get up and sing, however after a while it simply felt like, this is not what I went to school for.”

She began working cruise ship gigs, taking a trip as far as Europe and Africa, until one day when she was set to take a trip house to Las Vegas and got a random call from a friend about an audition. “I got on a layover in Rome, flew home 14 hours, got to Vegas, slept 4 hours and went to this audition. I didn’t have a headshot or a resumé or a tune or anything,” Smith states. “It was ‘Pin Up’ and I was cast within a week. I got super lucky.”

Her natural talent and soulful style may have had something to do with it. She carried out in the Stratosphere’s sultry show for three years and then did “Baz” for a little less than a year, delegating rest and rehabilitate her singing cables after an injury. More just recently she’s been singing with long time Las Vegas lounge preferred Pop Rebels, previously called Generation, where that talent and style grabbed the attention of Eagerness, a Phoenix-based independent label.

Smith’s self-titled launching EP comes out on November 16. “I would say it’s dark pop and what I imply by that is it’s a little bit more brooding, with a lot of soul, but certainly pop-based,” she says of the sound she developed. “It’s simply a darker, rounded sound, not extremely bubblegum. When you listen to pop artists now, a lot of that music is not as simple to pinpoint, where back in the day it would resemble, you are bubblegum, you are acoustic rock or whatever. Now there’s a great deal of crossing categories, which I like since I like to be a chameleon.”

You can hear it for yourself by having a look at the single “Get Closer to Me” on YouTube, or better yet, catching her show at Luxor. She started hosting the Esports Arena’s brand-new 70h2uesday Residents Night recently and realized the online gaming-based location would be the best spot for her album release show, a totally free occasion set for 7:30 p.m. November 12. To find out more, see < a href=" https://www.esportsarenavegas.com/" target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > esportsarenavegas.com or singlisamarie.com.

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann contributed to The Follower Festival

In 2000, Aimee Mann and her hubby Michael Penn co-headlined an unlikely but gripping program at the old Joint, the two sharing the stage, performing each other’s songs and having comedian Andy Kindler do bits in lieu of awkward stage small talk. It was called Acoustic Vaudeville, and it seemed like a singer-songwriter display turned into a variety show.

Perhaps that’s why Mann has signed on as a participant of Laugh Tracks: The Follower Range Program, to be held April 14 at Fremont Nation Club during The Follower Festival. It’ll be the Oscar candidate and current Grammy winner’s very first regional performance since a 2003 Paris Theater gig, and she’ll sign up with hosts Jean Grae and John Hodgman, comic Aparna Nancherla and writers Nick Hornby, Meg Wolitzer, Ayelet Waldman, Wajahat Ali and Lawrence Weschler.

Tickets are still readily available for $5-$15 here. Earnings will go to Black Mountain Institute’s City of Asylum program, which offers sanctuary for authors threatened or silenced in their home nations.

The Follower Range Program is one of 4 occasions taking place in several venues throughout the April 13-14 celebration, a sequel to in 2015’s well-attended debut. Participants will include Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, novelist and BMI Shearing Fellow Tayari Jones, writer Mohsin Hamid, literary icon Dave Eggers, author and UNLV professor José Orduna, graphic novelist Thi Bui, poet Jericho Brown and more.

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Nation singer Eric Church writes song for Vegas victims


Country vocalist Eric Church debuted a brand-new song Wednesday night titled “Why Not Me” committed to the victims of Las Vegas’ lethal shooting.

Church carried out the song live when he took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He later on posted it on his Facebook page on Thursday night with a wholehearted message discussing his experience with the crowd when he played at the Route 91 Harvest Celebration last Friday in Las Vegas.

Church composed the following message on his Facebook page together with the video.

“This previous Friday, I played the Harvest Music Celebration in Vegas. I was the headliner. I kept an eye out there, at that crowd, in that place. It was our last show of the year and I watched them hold American flags up during “How ‘Bout You.” I watched them put an American scarf around my neck throughout “Springsteen,” they held records up when I played “Record Year,” they held boots up when I played “These Boots.” I was so moved by it, generally due to the fact that I looked at ’em and went “This is my crowd. I have actually seen this crowd all year, they’re mine.” They originated from all over the country because it was our last program, and I did something various on the last tune on “Springsteen.” I jumped down on the speaker, and I went down, really on the flooring, it was a high stage so I really jumped out on the ground. And there was a little row that split the crowd, and it went all the method to my front of home man and it divided the crowd on either side so, the crowd was on the right side, the crowd was on the left side. I decreased the ideal side and I shook everybody’s hand and I told them “Thank you for coming, it’s been a heck of a year, it’s been a hell of a year actually.” And I went all the method down the right side, waved at my noise person, came back up the left side, smiling faces, hands in the air, photos being taken. I jumped back up on phase and played “Holdin’ My Own” and “A Male Who Was Gon na Pass away Young.” And Two Days later on, in those locations that I stood, was carnage. Those are my individuals. Those are my fans.

I didn’t want to be here tonight. I didn’t wish to play guitar. I didn’t wish to stroll on this phase, however last night, let me attempt to get this out, last night somebody sent me a video of a girl called Heather Melton and she was speaking with Anderson Cooper on CNN and she had on our Church Choir Trip shirt. And he stated, “exactly what brought you to Vegas?” and she goes “We went there to see Eric Church because he was Sonny’s [her other half who passed away] it was his person, and we went there to see his guy.” Then she stated “We have tickets for the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night.” And there’s a, over here, section 3, row F, if you exist in row F, there’s some empty seats and that’s their seats. And, I’m going to tell you something, the factor I’m here, the factor I’m here this evening, is because of Heather Melton and her partner Sonny, who passed away, and everyone that existed. I’ll tell you something, I saw that crowd. I saw them with their hands in the air. I saw them with boots in the air. And exactly what I saw, that moment in time that was frozen there’s no quantity of bullets that can remove. None.

And that night, something broke in me, on Sunday night when that happened. And the only way I’ve ever repaired anything that’s been broken in me is with music. So I composed a song …”

The shooting took place at the festival occurring Sunday night outside Mandalay Bay. It took the lives 58 victims and left more than 500 hurt. Church is the second country artist to dedicate a tune to them after Maren Morris devoted her tune “Dear Hate” to them.

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‘I do not belong here’: Ravens national anthem singer announces resignation

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180″/ > Baltimore Ravens national anthem singer announced his resignation on Instagram Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Baltimore Ravens ). ( Meredith)

— Joey Odoms, the main national anthem vocalist for the Baltimore Ravens, has resigned after three years. On Tuesday, the fight veteran who served trips of responsibility in Afghanistan revealed his resignation on Instagram. The people I have actually had the pleasure of meeting at the Ravens organization have been nothing however good to me, however the tone/actions of a great deal of NFL fans in the midst of our nation’s cultural crisis, have persuaded me that I do not belong here.

Someone as soon as told me to constantly ‘go where you’re welcomed.’ This is not a psychological response to current occasions, rather an ethical choice that part of me regrets but my core knows is the ideal option.

In a Facebook post following his announcement, Odoms composed: “Fans who assault players for opposing, (a right which I fought to safeguard), but are merely not interested in comprehending why, is the reason I am resigning.”

Odoms choice comes 2 days after a number of Ravens’ gamers took a knee throughout the anthem in response to President Donald Trump’s comments that required NFL owners to fire those who don’t stand throughout the nationwide anthem.

Kevin Byrne, Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations, informed the Baltimore Sun the team appreciates Odoms’ service.

Odoms initially started working for the Ravens after he won a skill competitors in 2014 to end up being the group’s official singer.

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Singer Tom Jones postpones US trip due to medical concerns

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017|6:48 a.m.

LONDON– Singer Tom Jones has postponed his scheduled U.S. trip because of health concerns.

He stated on Twitter Saturday that his fall trip will be delayed “following medical guidance,” without supplying further information about why the choice was made.

The 77-year-old vocalist had actually been anticipated to begin a lengthy U.S. trip in Pennsylvania on Sept. 6.

Rather, the trip will take place in May and June next year.

Jones sent his “sincere apologies” to U.S. fans preparing to go to the shows.

The Welsh crooner has actually taken pleasure in a long profession that began with a string of hits in the 1960s including “It’s Not Unusual.” He got a knighthood in 2006.

Singer Aaron Carter, sweetheart detained in Georgia

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title=” (Habersham County Sheriff’s Workplace by means of AP )” border=” 0 “width=” 180″/ > (Habersham County Constable’s Workplace by means of AP). CORNELIA, Ga.( AP)– Authorities say vocalist Aaron Carter and his sweetheart have actually been apprehended on DUI and drug charges in

Georgia. Habersham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Floyd Canup says the 29-year-old Carter and Madison Parker were apprehended Saturday. Carter was released on bail Sunday.

Canup says Parker is eligible for bail but has not been released and still remains in prison for “unidentified reasons.”

Carter is implicated of drunken driving and belongings of less than 1 ounce of cannabis and paraphernalia. Parker was detained for blockage, possession of less than 1 ounce of pot and paraphernalia.

Carter’s car was stopped on a highway in Cornelia, which has to do with 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

Carter was set up to perform in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday night. A tweet from his account hours prior to the show stated he would not make it due to the fact that of “transportation issues.”

Carter is the younger brother of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys.

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Garbage singer Shirley Manson: ‘We’re marching forward undaunted’.




Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015|2 a.m.

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Trash The World Is Not Enough

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Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson is aware that some of her band’s most-loved tunes, such as “Only Pleased When it Rains” and “Dumb Girl,” have actually marinaded in music enthusiasts’ minds long enough to provoke sensations of nostalgia.

Not that she minds.

“I love it, actually. To me, that’s a sign of success, that we’ve done something right,” Manson said during a phone interview Tuesday from San Diego in advance of Saturday’s show at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

“To be remembered at all in what is now nearly 60 years of pop as we know it, to be born in mind in the lexicon of music at all is a real honor and an opportunity, and something I do not consider given.”

It’s easy to forget Trash has been around for more than one-third of that 60-year pop period Manson fondly references. In fact, it has actually been Twenty Years since its heavy dance grooves, drummer/producer Butch Vig’s identify production and Manson’s scarier-than-thou lyrics gave the band an unique noise amid the ashes of grunge music’s early-’90s peak.

However experience isn’t really a remedy for nerves, an undoubtedly nervous Manson stated ahead of the kickoff of the band’s existing tour, its very first since the release of the exceptional cd “Not Your Type of Individuals” 3 years ago.

“There’s nothing to be done about nerves. You simply have to endure,” she said, adding that they give way to exhilaration once the music starts.

Garbage is no complete stranger to Las Vegas or the Southwest, Manson stated.

“We’ve hit everywhere; it’s fairly sad, actually,” she stated, laughing. Well, not all over: She notes China, Cambodia, Alaska, Montana, Vietnam and a lot of people parts of Africa as locations she still wants to visit.

“I’m an explorer,” she said. “It’s been the greatest pleasure and benefit to obtain to take a trip and see the world.”

The Edinburgh, Scotland, local stated she’s fond of Las Vegas.

“It’s got a very special personality, in fact,” she stated. “That’s not constantly simple to find in this homogenized world of ours.”

In a city noted for food, drink and gaming, it’s the former that lures Manson here.

“It’s an excellent city for the cooking arts, and I have actually had some fantastic meals in Las Vegas,” she stated. “I am a little terrified of Las Vegas, reality be informed. Sometimes I’m a little shocked by the atmosphere in all the gambling establishments. It’s an intense city, but an interesting one. I like how it looks, too. Like a city of the future– both incredibly beautiful and frighteningly phony.”

Trash went seven years in between launching “Bleed Like Me” in 2005 and the previously mentioned “Not Your Sort of Individuals.” The existing wait for brand-new music will not be nearly as long, Manson said; the band has a brand-new cd all set to go and will begin with mixing as soon as its existing trip is over.

She expects that it will certainly be launched in the spring. In the meantime, the band is performing some of the new tracks amid its stable of more familiar ones from its five studio albums.

As for the band’s future beyond that, “I think we feel we still have some things delegated to think of, to discuss, to investigate as an innovative device together,” she stated.

“Obviously, time is not our friend, and life is still random. You never know whether we’ll have the ability to take pleasure in being together as long as we ‘d hope. For the time being, we’re marching forward undaunted.”

Manson acknowledged that the band’s longevity has been a pleasant surprise.

“I don’t think any individual (visualizes this) unless you’re a raving egomaniac,” she stated. “You ‘d be crazy to presume you ‘d enjoy any durability whatsoever. It’s a wonderful surprise to be at this point in my life and still see the world and make music.”

Garbage performs Saturday, with Nashville singer-songwriter Torres as the opener, at Boulevard Swimming pool in the Cosmopolitan. The program is set to begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are $40, not consisting of fees.

Brian Sandford is a copy editor at the Las Vegas Sun.

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas attempts to be various. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art discovered throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s trademark style is assisting to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.

Upon going into the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen area and David Rockwell Studio solely produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll discover all your preferred gambling establishment games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot gambling establishment floor.

The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique function. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 spaces have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the space, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room features consist of soaking tubs, kitchen spaces and wacky accessories like artsy coffee table books.

The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t really something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll discover American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, superior sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & & Grill and the best fish flown in from the Mediterranean everyday at Estiatorio Milos.

Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Bar & & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The place is a dayclub/nightclub, total with a pool and cabanas outdoors and three different rooms with 3 different vibes inside.

If bars aren’t your thing, you can get a beverage at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million leaking crystals.

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

Brian Sandford can be reached at [email protected] or 702-259-4095, or via Twitter at @nweditor.

<aMexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian dies at 64


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In this Nov. 15, 2012, file image, Joan Sebastian carries out at the 13th Yearly Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay. Televisa revealed Monday, July 13, 2015, that Sebastian has actually passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Monday, July 13, 2015|10:05 p.m.

MEXICO CITY– Joan Sebastian, among Mexico’s terrific ballad singers, passed away Monday at age 64.

An agent of Universal Music Latin Entertainment-Fonovisa verified his death, however did not define the cause. Sebastian had fought cancer for several years.

He was very well known for emotional love tunes like “Tatuajes” and “Secreto de Amor,” occasionally set to basic guitar arrangements and often sung on horseback.

Sebastian won 5 Grammy awards and seven Latin Grammy rewards during his career.

He reached almost the very same level of love as Vicente Fernandez, the king of Mexico’s “ranchero” country-ballad music who outlived him.

Born Jose Manuel Figueroa, Sebastian had 8 kids with five females. 2 of his kids were killed in different incidents in 2006 and 2010, causing speculation the vocalist might have been associated with the drug underworld. He energetically rejected that.

Burial strategies were not instantly revealed.