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The NFL hasn’t landed in Las Vegas right now but the very first professional football weekend of the season brought some of the sports stars to our city. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice partied at Tao Club at the Venetian Friday night after dining at Scotch 80 Prime. He ran into fellow football greats Lawrence Taylor and Eric Dickerson at the Palms’ hot spot, and all 3 made an appearance at Apex Social Club later on.
Carlo Macias Jerry Rice at Tao. Because getting here in Las Vegas on August 28 and beginning The Crown Jewels residency at Park Theater on September 1, Queen and Adam Lambert (and the legendary rock band’s music) have taken over the town. Lambert, Brian May and Roger Taylor found their way to “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace during a night off for what Might described as an “outrageously improper” night of entertainment, naturally. The next night, the stars of the upcoming motion picture “Bohemian Rhapsody,” consisting of Rami Malek who depicts Freddie Mercury and Gwilym Lee who plays Brian Might, captured the Park Theater show and partied after the show with a VIP reception at Park MGM’s elegant Juniper Barroom. I caught The Crown Jewels Friday night and as recommended in the other day’s Sun, it’s something you don’t want to miss.
Speaking of Park MGM: Los Angeles chef Roy Choi lastly released some new details about his planned dining establishment at the still-renovating resort. It will be called Buddy, and Choi describes the concept as “a remixed and remastered collection of the development of our Los Angeles– its food, its music, its culture. … It’s Koreatown in a pill, a portal to the streets of L.A., but likewise rooted in what makes Las Vegas … VEGAS.” The entrance will be modeled after a liquor shop and bodega while the dining-room easily drenched in natural tones. Friend is set up to open in December.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan might not have actually made the journey to Las Vegas to see their Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” at the Smith Center, but they certainly sent their relates to. They donated $25,000 to Keep Memory Alive in support of the Major Jose M. Fajardo Client Solutions Program, in honor of Gloria’s dad who passed away of multiple sclerosis. The program’s cast provided the check to Larry Ruvo Thursday as the Smith Center’s CEO Myron Martin and Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, director of the Cleveland Center Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, searched.
The Righteous Brothers and Victor Drai will be receiving some important honors at the recently revealed sixth annual Gambling establishment Entertainment Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel on October 10. Bobby Hatfield and Expense Collection were recognized as the first rock and roll act to play the Las Vegas Strip in 1964 at the Sands and will receive the Legend Award at the event inside Vinyl next month. After Hatfield passed in 2003, Medley revived the Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard and the duo has actually been carrying out at Harrah’s considering that 2016. Drai, who was identified recently dining at the tiny, fantastic Elia Authentic Greek Taverna, will be honored with his own Legend Award recognizing his contributions as a true night life icon; he runs Drai’s Bar and Beachclub and Drai’s AfterHours at the Cromwell.