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Voice of the Rebels Witness to 48 of Our 60 Years

Fall afternoons, spring nights, floating throughout the yard and echoing in the rafters. You have actually invested a lot of hours with Dick Calvert.

A minimum of, with his disembodied voice.

UNLV’s public address commentator, a 34-year-old scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers when he ended up being the Voice of the Rebels in 1970, has behind the microphone for what will be his 48th season this year.

Now 81, Calvert remains a continuous existence in UNLV athletics. The Rebels’ Vin Scully in scarlet and gray.

“I offered over half my life to this,” he said. “But it’s still the very same. I get excited simply going to the arena, the ballpark, the stadium.”

Baseball is his very first, and truest love, but the 1976-77 Runnin’ Rebels Final 4 team is still his favorite. The first time is constantly something. The old flying dish Convention Center, 6,000 strong with people standing in the aisles to view the Rebels, had its charms. But the Athletic Director Brad Rothermel presided over the opening of the Thomas & & Mack Center throughout his period, an era of UNLV sports that Calvert says was the most interesting time to be a Rebels fan in the school’s history.

Fred Dallimore was leading the baseball group through 80 video games a year in a stacked division. Harvey Hyde’s football team had Randall Cunningham under center. And Jerry Tarkanian was handling all comers on the court, to the delight of a city.

“It was a who’s-who who came, whether they were basketball fans or not,” Calvert stated. “Back in those days individuals came to the video games dressed in their finest, like they were going out to dinner. The women using furs, the gentlemen using coats and ties and sitting courtside with their martinis or whatever the hell they were drinking.”

Those fur-bedecked women needed to beware. The aggressive Rebels were always diving after loose balls– sometimes into the courtside seats.

The late 1990s and 2000s may have seen those fan-player close calls slip away as trainers tables and the like put fans at a get rid of; and the swells wandering away from their posts. But Calvert sees renewed reason for optimism, particularly in football with a rebuilt team almost total and a brand-new arena soon to be developed.

Which suggests Calvert, despite working as the public address announcer for all UNLV sports and the Las Vegas 51s, despite serving on the board (and as the host, and on the board of) the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, and despite owning his own company, Nevada Sports Productions, isn’t going anywhere.

“The R-word is constantly followed by the D-word,” Calvert said. “As long as I can keep doing it and they still want me? I enjoy doing it. Why would I want to quit? I want to go and see the game anyhow. Someone would ask me to buy a ticket. I can’t inform you the last time I purchased a ticket to any sporting occasion. I got the very best seat in your home, and they pay me to do it.”

‘The Voice: Neon Dreams’ is pertaining to the Acid rock Hotel

NBC’s hit singing competition reveal The Voice is coming to Las Vegas as a new concert experience in a custom-made theater area at the Acid rock Hotel. The Voice: Neon Dreams, described as “the continuation of the musical journey for some of the program’s most popular entrants,” is set to open in spring 2018 and tickets are currently on sale at thevoicevegas.com.”Over the last three years, we’ve worked relentlessly with our partners at NBC, Talpa Media and the Hard Rock Hotel to develop among the most distinct and engaging music experiences on earth,” Base Home Entertainment Creative Director Vincent Marini said in a statement. “From the unrivaled skill, to the one-of-a-kind lobby experience, to the place’s innovative 360-degree design, The Voice: Neon Dreams will be an electrifying flight through nearly every musical genre you can picture.”

The program will include a cast of singers including The Voice Season 10 winner Alisan Porter, Chris Mann, Mary Sarah, Matthew Schuler and Matt McAndrew, signed up with by future winners of the TV program and backed by bandleader Michael Sanchez. The Voice: Neon Dreams will be staged in a brand-new facility that will include an exhibition-style lobby, reveal souvenirs like the signature spinning judges’ chairs, recording suites where fans can tape-record their own audition, and a theater-in-the-round with several phase sets.

No launching date for the new show has been established yet, however the performance schedule will be Sunday through Wednesday at 8 p.m. plus 7 and 9:30 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday. Ticket costs start at $42 plus taxes and charges. The Voice: Neon Dreams is produced in partnership with Talpa Media, Herrick Entertainment and Base Home Entertainment.

Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as '' voice of our generation''.


Jeff Christensen/ AP In this Sept. 5, 2008, file photo, musician Chris Cornell performs on stage throughout Conde Nast’s Fashion Rocks display in New York.

Saturday, Might 27, 2017|5:59 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Music’s elite and Hollywood stars remembered Chris Cornell at a somber funeral Friday that concentrated on the Soundgarden frontman’s love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices.

“Chris was as melodic as The Beatles, as heavy as Sabbath and as haunting as Edgar Allan Poe,” Tom Morello, Cornell’s Audioslave bandmate, said during his eulogy. “The demons he wrestled with were genuine, but he utilized those devils and rode them like a mother-flipping chariot of lightning strapped with Marshall stacks to make some of the best rock ‘n’ roll of all time.”

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and guitarist Brad Delson performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for the crowd of mourners, consisting of Brad Pitt, Pharrell Williams, James Franco, Christian Bale and numerous members of rock royalty, a number of whom were relocated to tears.

Four big portraits of Cornell were on display screen on a dais where Morello, star Josh Brolin, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, movie manufacturer Eric Esrailian and Cornell’s Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron delivered eulogies under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

They all spoke of the rocker’s empathy and his enjoy his three kids. Cameron said he and Cornell had “many regular dad conversations” about the Cornell kids: Christopher, Toni and Lily.

“Losing my brother and creative soulmate will constantly pale in comparison with you three kids losing your dad,” Cameron said. “Let it be known that I am here for you and will permanently remain in your lives.”

Linda Ramone opened the service with word that Cornell was buried beside her late other half, punk rocker Johnny Ramone, whose headstone includes a statue of him playing guitar.

Cornell’s serious marker, decorated with arrangements of flowers and a number of red roses, reads, “Voice of our generation and an artist for all time.”

Cornell’s music played before the hourlong service, and afterward as guests visited his serious website in the cemetery’s Garden of Legends area.

Among those paying respects were Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters; Krist Novoselic from Nirvana; Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica; Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane’s Dependency; singer-songwriter Joe Walsh; guitar player Nile Rodgers; rocker Courtney Love and Bush’s Gavin Rossdale.

Scores of fans gathered outside the cemetery during the service awaiting a public watching of Cornell’s severe site later on Friday afternoon.

“We had to be here. He became part of our generation,” stated 49-year-old Marcus Dubray, burglarizing tears. He and his other half were visiting Los Angeles from Sacramento for her birthday when they found out about Cornell’s service.

“I was prepared to go to Seattle” for the funeral, said fellow fan Alfredo Perez, 47.

Tune Andrade brought her 4-year-old child Jude to memorialize the Seattle rocker. The pair wore matching Tee shirts that read, “State Hello 2 Heaven,” the title of a Temple of the Dog tune Cornell wrote.

“I seem like this is just as big as the death of Elvis or John Lennon. That’s why I had to bring my child,” Andrade stated. “There will never ever be another. He’s a contemporary Freddie Mercury. I required some closure on this.”

Fans brought flowers and notes and sang Cornell’s tunes together. Some listened to his music aloud on their phones. One fan brought a guitar and strummed Soundgarden songs. Lots of left sincere notes, guitar picks and one woman left roses covered in a flannel t-shirt, an emblem of the grunge age.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting location for many stars, consisting of Jayne Mansfield, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and Cecil B. DeMille.

Cornell, 52, was pronounced dead Might 18 after he was found unresponsive in a Detroit hotel space hours after carrying out a performance with Soundgarden. Coroner’s authorities said initial autopsy results show the singer hanged himself, but full toxicology results stay pending. The vocalist’s family has disputed the findings and claim Cornell may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was recommended.

Cornell was a prominent voice of the grunge movement in the 1990s. Besides Soundgarden, he scored hits as a solo artist and with bands Temple of the Canine and Audioslave.

He is made it through by his partner and 3 kids.

Jennifer Hudson joining NBC'' s ' The Voice ' in fall season


John Shearer/ Invision/ AP Jennifer Hudson carries out at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Thursday, Might 11, 2017|9:11 a.m.

NEW YORK– Jennifer Hudson is deviating in one of the spinning chairs of “The Voice.”

NBC has actually revealed the one-time “American Idol” participant will look to discover potential singing stars when she signs up with fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus for the fall season of the truth singing competitors.

Hudson was a coach for the U.K. version of the series previously this year, with her group winning her debut season with the franchise.

The announcement comes just days after ABC stated it was bringing “American Idol” back to the air just a year after it was canceled by Fox.

Hudson completed on “American Idol” in 2004, finishing in the top 10.

ABC has yet to reveal who its judges will be for the revived series.

Pointing out voice concerns, Janet Jackson calls off Axis efficiencies


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In this May 23, 2013, file photo, vocalist Janet Jackson reaches the amfAR Movie theater Against AIDS benefit at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc during the 66th global movie festival in Cap d’Antibes, France. Jackson is releasing her very first cd in seven years this fall.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015|12:05 p.m.

Janet Jackson @ Colosseum
Janet Jackson performs at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour on Friday, April 22, 2011.Launch slideshow “

Citing vocal concerns, Janet Jackson is delaying her set up performances at Axis Theater at World Hollywood, which were booked from Oct. 9-10.

Jackson is moving the dates and venue for her next Las Vegas look, which is now a single program May 14 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

According to a news release sent out by Live Nation, which is booking Jackson’s trip, the 49-year-old superstar is following medical recommendations to rest her vocal chords.

The on-sale date for the May 14 show starts Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, all MGM ticket office locations and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Ticketholders for the canceled shows at Axis are being offered first opportunity to purchase tickets for the new date during a presale Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Those ticketholders will be sent a password by means of Ticketmaster.

For refunds, those who bought tickets to the Axis programs have to obtain those refunds at point of purchase.

Any individual who booked tickets through Ticketmaster who does not want to acquire tickets to the May program at MGM Grand will be instantly refunded within 10 days.

Jackson likewise canceled her scheduled performance Sept. 18 at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Celebration at MGM Grand Garden Arena, pointing out an ear concern that avoided her from flying.

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Josh Huslig of Mo5aic: The story of five guys, 10 legs, 50 fingers and one voice


Mo5aic– Roopak Ahuja, Corwyn Hodges, Josh Huslig, Heath Burgett and Jake Moulton.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015|10:57 p.m.

Visitor Writer Josh Huslig of Mo5aic
Mo5aic with George Wallace, third from right.Launch slideshow “

Mo5aic at Shimmer Cabaret
Vocal group Mo5aic rehearses at their new home inside Shimmer Cabaret at LVH on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2013.Introduce slideshow “

Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach covers his summer season travels in Italy to return to the United States, many of our Strip personalities have stepped forward in his absence to pen their words of knowledge.

We continue today with kitchen charm specialist Heather Marianna and her journey searching for appeal secrets in Morocco– she has teamed with reality-TV star Farrah Abraham for a brand-new line of product of natural cosmetics– and Mo5aic member Josh Huslig, who describes how these 5 men make all these noises with no musical instruments. Right here’s Josh:

Five men, 10 legs, 50 fingers and one voice. What worldwide am I discussing, you ask?

It might be an odd creature from Middle Earth. However, it could be Mo5aic, a job I developed and have really happily called my full-time “task” for more than 15 years now.

When it pertains to the a cappella experience, I have actually always had an unique perspective on its potential. In 2002, the a cappella experience was assigned to the stereotype of hair salon and doo-wop categories of vocally produced music.

So, in that time, there was a strong hope … nay … I state need to alter that perception, and an idea was birthed and vocal group started in a town called Orlando.

The initial Mosaic principle was to alter the stereotype of a cappella music. I wished to bring a sense of pop and mainstream potential to the mainly untapped genre. This was the start for the project and me.

The long road that started with a Mouse and led to Sin had numerous detours and bumps along the method, some of which were quite pleasant, like Prince referring to us as “skilled” and offering me a milkshake.

Or how about when Justin Timberlake says we did a good job covering his tune “Exactly what Walks around Comes Around”?

The bumps were unpleasant, as well, like mingling backstage with the slightly incoherent Hoff (David Hasselhoff) or being told that my shoes looked like “teeth” by the firebrand Sharon Osbourne.

Or being informed that we must “think about utilizing instruments” by almost every industry magnate who heard us sing. I suggest, wouldn’t that beat the function of the concept?

Skipping around from Orlando to Las Vegas, we established favor in the eyes of an MTV manufacturer who decided that Mosaic should have a shot at popularity through the car that produced “MTV’s America’s Finest Dance Team.”

This program was to be entitled “MTV’s Leading Pop Group,” and the year was 2008. In reconsideration, I think that Mosaic was merely viewed as a novelty to be rapidly voted away by the unpredictable youth of that day, who much favored the hooks and synth noises of Chris Brown or Rihanna. However wait …

Much to our and the executives’ surprise, Mosaic was not only a fan favorite of the program, but we also would go on to win the stated program. You indicate to state a cappella music can hold its own versus tracked music or be considered pop, after all? And on MTV, no less?

Something was taking place. That win developed a spin-off concept titled “The Sing-Off” by the exact same manufacturers. To anybody who has seen the program, you know that it’s a competitors of a cappella groups.

While the series has actually done marvels for the category, our fate was identified early on as unable to get involved due to our win on the sis program. Mixed feelings exist to this day, as we see that glossy car we built, travelling 95 mph down the “a cappella is now cool” freeway.

Am I distress? Maybe a bit. But I am pleased to state that Mo5aic (now with an interesting hip 5) had a major role to play in this brand-new face of a cappella music.

In some methods, our work is simply beginning. I believe Las Vegas is the best location to start. It’s time that we build the 10-legged, 50-fingered vocal-dragon creature that sings without instruments and blends chords at the speed of sound.

It’s clear that Las Vegas has power. After all, you helped give rise to some amazing musical acts. So we are gladly embracing Sin City as our house.

OK, I got ta go watch “Pitch Perfect 2” now.

Check out our other visitor column today from kitchen appeal expert Heather Marianna and her trip looking for appeal tricks in Morocco and who has teamed with reality-TV star Farrah Abraham for a new line of product of natural cosmetics and attractive underwear.

On Monday, we meet up with lounge vocalist Michael Monge, who’s life was changed with Strip work after hotel kingpin Steve Wynn found him singing in a Florida bar, and find out how Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay broke a Guinness World Record.

Later in the week, 10 concerns with “America’s Got Skill” winner magician Mat Franco, who will start his residency at the Linq Hotel, and handwriting analysis of some of our Strip’s greatest stars.

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Gwen Stefani returning as coach of ‘The Voice’ next period


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Gwen Stefani of No Doubt carries out throughout the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Celebration at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015|7:13 p.m.

NEW YORK– Gwen Stefani is returning as coach of NBC’s “The Voice” for its ninth season.

The network revealed Wednesday that Stefani would be back on the task signing up with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams.

Stefani is a three-time Grammy winner who has offered more than 30 million albums worldwide.

She made her “Voice” debut in the seventh season. She now is replacing Christina Aguilera.

Levine and Shelton have actually been “Voice” coaches given that the series began in 2011. This will be Williams’ 3rd season.

Carson Daly will return as host for the series. The brand-new season starts in September.