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Weekend Rewind: Mel Brooks at Wynn, Pitbull at MGM Grand, Cardi B at Drai’s and more


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Pitbull postures with Larry and Camille Ruvo on the red carpet prior to the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at MGM Grand on April 28.

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. This previous weekend was a pointer of why I compose the Rewind on Monday– the principle of the Vegas weekend is flexible; it can start and end whenever it desires. In this case, it appeared to begin Wednesday when Intrigue Club at Wynn Las Vegas opened its two-year anniversary event with a record-setting night anchored by pop-dance hitmakers The Chainsmokers.

There was no decreasing on Thursday when the first-ever Signboard Latin Music Week market conference in Las Vegas culminated in the 20th annual Signboard Latin Music Awards at Mandalay Bay Events Center, where global super stars including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Maluma racked up trophies and lit the stage on fire.

Friday night brought a return to the Repetition Theater phase for the legendary Mel Brooks, who easily charmed a jam-packed house with tales of his Brooklyn training, his time in the Army, some behind-the-scenes stories of making funny magic with Sid Caesar, Gene Wilder and No Mostel and repeat efficiencies of the best cat-noise sound effect ever. The 91-year-old icon did a couple of dates here last year and was encouraged to come back for two more shows–“They used me more money,” he riffed– and if Brooks finds time for another Wynn run, put it on your agenda.

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Tony Tran Photography Cardi B at Drai’s. Saturday was one of the biggest nights of the year in Las Vegas and I’m not discussing video game two of the Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the San Jose Sharks. Nevertheless, hockey was on the minds and streaming screens of many at the 22nd annual Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, participated in by stars including Marcia Gay Harden, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Carrot Top, Matt Goss and more. The voice of the Golden Knights Mark Shunock in fact started his night hyping up the T-Mobile Arena crowd and cranking the pregame siren with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons prior to bolting over to MGM to host the gala. There was some Power of Love-Latin Billboards crossover, too, as Zappos Theater resident Pitbull and globetrotting DJ Steve Aoki popped up at both occasions.

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Golden Tiki. Despite all this partying, I was outshined … by a pregnant woman. Social network hip-hop experience Cardi B attended those Billboard Latin awards with fiancĂ© Offset of Atlanta rap attire Migos and performed with Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna, then struck Drai’s Bar at the Cromwell Friday night to party and carry out with Migos throughout the group’s Drai’s Live residency program. The club crowd– that included Denver Broncos star Von Miller– went wild when she grabbed a mic for her verse of “Motorsport,” the Migos hit that likewise features Nicki Minaj.

Chinatown’s tropical favorite The Golden Tiki has added to its collection of shrunken heads. The Man of a Thousand Voices Rich Little is the latest celebrity to be memorialized at the drinking destination and his head was sculpted by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr. Little split a few jokes onstage and chilled with fellow comedian Murray Sawchuck, who has likewise been shrunk at the GT.

Best Options: Katy Perry, Pitbull, Spoon and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Rony Alwin Katy Perry’s Witness Tour strikes the Strip Saturday night.

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. This weekend’s home entertainment lineup is filled with laughs. On Friday, Paula Poundstone is at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall and Dave Coulier carries out at Club Madrid at Sundown Station, and Norm Macdonald plays the South Point Display Room Friday and Saturday while John Mulaney is back on stage at the Mirage Friday through Sunday. However funny is far from the only activity worth your time in the next few days in Las Vegas.

PITBULL: TIME OF OUR LIVES Britney might be done at the Axis however international music experience Pitbull has lots of dates on the calendar for his big dance celebration of a program at the World Hollywood theater. “Mr. Worldwide” returns for concerts on the 24th and 27th prior to his return in the spring. Jan. 19 & & 20, details at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/pitbull” target=” _ blank” > caesars.com. CHINA LIGHTS CELEBRATION Coinciding with Chinese Brand-new Year– always a huge offer in Las Vegas– this cultural celebration features more than 40 displays produced on-site at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas by Chinese artisans and will likewise feature nighttime stage performances, food and more entertainment offerings throughout its month-long exhibition. Jan. 19-Feb. 25, information at < a href=" http://www.chinalightslv.com/" target=" _ blank

” > chinalightslv.com. FINDLAY TOYOTA BIG CITY SHOWDOWN High school hoops has actually never been larger. Girls and boys teams from Desert Sanctuary, Coronado, Liberty, Durango and Clark compete in this day-long occasion at the South Point Arena prior to the huge finale: Findlay Prep vs. Bishop Gorman. Jan. 20, info at < a href=" http://southpointarena.com/events/big-city-showcase-findlay-prep-vs-bishop-gorman" target

=” _ blank “> southpointarena.com. Associated content KATY PERRY The pop star’s most current technicolor phenomenon, the Witness tour, rolls into T-Mobile Arena Saturday night, the first of numerous big concerts striking the Strip centerpiece in the very first half of 2018; George Strait, Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Pink will all visit T-Mobile prior to May is done. Jan. 20, info at < a href=" http://www.t-mobilearena.com/events/detail/katy-perry/" target

=” _ blank” > t-mobilearena. com. SPOON The Texas indie-rock attire continues to produce intriguing noises after almost 25 years together with most current work, March’s ninth album “Hot Thoughts,” being hailed as another songwriting accomplishment with fresh tweaks and textures. Spoon takes the phase at the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea music hall Saturday. Jan. 20, information at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

Best Bets: Hall & & Oates, Buckingham & & McVie, Pitbull and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Scott Harrison/Retna Hall & & Oates performs at T-Mobile Arena this weekend.

PITBULL: TIME OF OUR LIVES “Mr. Worldwide” has actually completely reconfigured his resident performance at the Axis at Planet Hollywood for this newest run. Anticipate this non-stop celebration production ton include lots of hits from his most recent album Climate Modification as well as some teasers from his upcoming Spanish-language album. July 21-22 (and continuing through August 5), information at 702-777-6737 or < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/pitbull#.WW-aYtPyvBI” target=” _ blank” > caesars.com. I LIKE THE 90S TRIP Game-changing woman group TLC headings the current variation of this nostalgia fest, which has the tendency to lean heavily on R&B, pop and dance music considering that those were the dominant pop noises of the years. The lineup for the Friday night show at the Downtown Las Vegas Occasions Center also includes Rob Base (” It Takes 2″), Coolio (” Gangsta’s Paradise”), Color Me Badd (” I Wan na Sex You Up”) and C+C Music Factory (” Everybody Dance Now”). July 21, details at 800-745-3000 or < a href=" http://ilovethe90stour.com/the-party-continues/" target=" _ blank"

> ilovethe90stour.com. JONNY LANG From his huge development album Lie to Me as a 16-year-old blues prodigy to his No. 1 Signboard Blues album Defend My Soul in 2013, Jonny Lang has actually matured onstage with a guitar in his hands. And at 36, he’s not nearly done, with Signs slated for a September release. You may capture some of those brand-new tunes when he plays the Railhead at Boulder Station Saturday night. July 22, info at 702-43-7777 or < a href=" https://www.stationcasinosevents.com/event/jonny-lang/" target=" _ blank

> stationcasinosevents.com.

Related content HALL & & OATES AND TEARS FOR FEARS Rock-and-roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall and John Oates have actually performed frequently in Las Vegas through the years, typically at midsized casino auditorium. This weekend offers a possibility to experience their soulful sound at T-Mobile Arena as the duo’s trip with English synth-pop outfit Tears for Worries arrive at the Strip, with the added benefit of an opening acoustic performance by Washington State “hippie soul” vocalist Allen Stone. July 22, information at 702-692-1600 or < a href=" http://www.t-mobilearena.com/events/detail/daryl-hall-john-oates-and-tears-for-fears" target

=” _ blank “> t-mobilearena. com. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE MCVIE Prior to the bustling Park Theater revives its trio of resident production programs from Cher, Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin for August and September sets, the venue sneaks in concerts from nation legend Kenny Rogers on Friday and Fleetwood Mac members Buckingham and McVie on Saturday. Get down to the Monte Carlo and get ready for some classics in addition to tracks from their just recently released, 10-song duets albumJuly 22, details at 844-600-7275 or ticketmaster.com.

Pitbull talks about his Vegas connection and returning to the Axis phase

Industry Weekly caught up with the man himself, Pitbull, a day after his look at Major League Baseball’s Crowning achievement Derby– and after reports broke that he’s part of a group aiming to purchase the Miami Marlins– to speak about his return to the stage in Las Vegas, music, sports and more.

You have actually tweaked your Axis reveal a bit given that the last time you were in town. We have actually made modifications for the easy truth that Vegas is such an amazing location and platform, and it’s fantastic to be able to be around these famous, iconic names. The reason why they ended up being legendary is they were constantly reinventing themselves, so that’s exactly what we’re trying to do. We’re bringing a brand-new program with the exact same energy, the same fun, so you’ll feel like you had the best club experience of your life, only larger. I’m having the time of my life up there, and exactly what much better place to have it than Sin City? Vegas has a special location in my heart.

It must, because you picked the Las Vegas Valley, Henderson specifically, to broaden your SLAM Charter School program. Vegas is simply very proactive, and so is the state of Nevada, in terms acknowledging when enhancement has to be made. They want to take a various method to education which’s exactly what we have actually been performing in Miami, taking the curriculum and providing it a tweak so we’re teaching the same thing, however using sports to the equation. Expanding the SLAM program is about discovering neighborhood partners that comprehend how we’re trying to improve on what’s going on, and gradually but certainly it is starting to spread out around the country. We’re hoping by the end of the year there will be close to 7 SLAMs, and I want to thank Nevada for thinking in us.

In Miami you’re working on becoming part-owner of the Marlins. I’m still pinching myself. Its unbelievable to get a possibility to be involved in this group bidding on the Marlins. In my world, that arena where the Orange Bowl used to be, where traditions were developed, that’s the heart of Miami. I used to live up the block. It’s a fairy tale. We’ll see where it goes.

You’re still going strong from your recent album, Environment Modification. What’s next, music-wise? Right now we just put out a video for “Options,” and we got to shoot it in Kingston [Jamaica], in Bob Marley’s old house, since Stephen Marley is on that record. Then we’ll be moving on to “Much better on Me,” including Ty Dolla $ign. And after that looking at the brand-new year, we have a Spanish album ready to release in November, and the single on that one is “Hey Ma” which opens the film The Fate of the Furious. One method or another, I’m always working. Pitbull: Time of Our Lives at the Axis at World Hollywood, July 21-August 5.

Pitbull breaks ground on his new charter school in Henderson


Mr. Worldwide rapper Pitbull formally broke ground on his new charter school in Henderson Friday.

In addition to having his own mini-residency at The AXIS at World Hollywood and own slot machine on the Strip, Armando Christian Perez a.k.a. Pitbull is truly leaving his mark on Las Vegas. Pitbull existed during the groundbreaking event of his charter school that will quickly be built behind the soccer field at the Russell Road Recreation Complex situated at 5901 E. Russell Roadway.

Sports and Leadership Academy (SLAM) Nevada will be a charter intermediate school that will serve students who wish to pursue a career in sports leadership and management. Courses will be offered in the locations of sports medicine, sports marketing and home entertainment media, and sports business and management. It will certainly likewise provide students internships within the community. SLAM! Nevada will be open to students qualified for grades 6 through 9 in its inaugural year, broadening to serve 1,650 students in grades 6 through 12.

When speaking to the crowd, Pitbull said he wished to use his fame making a difference in others’ lives.

“This is a dream become a reality. We can have unlimited primary records around the world, but it indicates nothing. To be able to carry out in front of the world means nothing. It just gives us the opportunity to be able to do these kind of things. This is priceless,” Pitbull stated.

Pitbull referred to a teacher he had back in high school named Hope Martinez, whom he states truly influenced him to do his finest and be somebody out in the real life.

“Modification is when you get these young minds out right here and teach them how to focus and how to care about themselves and motivate them and inspire them,” Pitbull said.

The SLAM! Nevada school will be a growth from Pitbull’s first SLAM! charter school based in Miami. In addition, the Nevada school will take advantage of partnerships with regional and nationwide companies such as the NBA, MLB and NASCAR through its affiliation with the nationwide SLAM! Foundation, which also supplies assistance.

SLAM! Nevada is set to open in August 2016, and Pitbull says he will be back for its grand opening.

For more information on SLAM! Nevada, click here.

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Monday By the Numbers: Pitbull and poetry; Lionel Richie and his ’84 Olympic celebration


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Jennifer Lopez is embraced by Pitbull at the end of her performance during the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Survive Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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ACM Provides: Lionel Richie & & Pals Launch slideshow”Pitbull at Mandalay Launch slideshow”This week, after a quick reprieve of one(or, 1)week, Monday By the Numbers is back and focusing on this apparent pairing: Lionel Richie and Pitbull. It’s not such an ill-fitting duo offered the crossover qualities of both artists(and we’re awaiting that Pitbull/Kenny Rogers collab any day now)and that both are booked to heading the World & Hollywood celebration enclave Axis Theater. Pitbull is set to open his mini-residency Wednesday night. Announced recently, Richie

is arranged to carry out 2
The Sex and Love World Tour of co-headliners Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
10-show runs next year beginning in April and returning in September. Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and J.Lo also are filling dates at Axis at World Hollywood, certainly, however for this stat spree, we

‘ll center on the fellas. Fire it up: 100 million: Records offered worldwide by Richie in his years with The Commodores and solo career. 4 million: Sales of Richie’s self-titled solo cd. 20 million: Sales of Richie’s second album,”Cannot Slow Down.”2: Singles from “Can’t Decrease”that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100(“All Night Long,””Hello”). 5: Songs from”Can’t Slow Down”that reached the Signboard Hot 100(the 2 No. 1s,”Stuck on You “at No. 3, “Keeping up the Night “at No. 7 and “Cent Lover “at No. 8). 47: Years because Richie signed up with The Commodores.

14: Years Richie spent as a Commodore. 4: Charts that the single”Woman,”composed by Richie and performed by Kenny Rogers, appeared at No. 1(Hot 100, Nation, Adult Contemporary

and Top Black

Singles). 1: Tune carried out by The Commodores in the 1978 nightclub movie”Thank God It’s Friday.

” (“Too Hot to Trot “was the number.)9: Minutes Richie performed

an extended version of “All Night Long “at the closing event

of the 1984 Summertime Olympics at the Los Angeles Coliseum. 100,000: Attendance at the ’84 closing ceremonies. 100,00-120,000: Participation of the crowd Richie carried out for at the Glastonbury Festival in England on June 28. 7: Nights reserved for Pitbull’s run at Axis. 11: Years since Pitbull’s launching cd,”M.I.A.M.I.”(Money Is A Significant Problem), was released

. 305: The area code for Miami, Pitbull’s hometown, utilized in the name of his Mr. 305 record label and the cd” Invite to the 305. “90: Percent of the music industry that is business, according to Pitbull.

10: Percent of the music industry that is skill, according to Pitbull. 3: Pitbull’s age when he started to recite the poems of Cuban

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Pitbull to Trump: '' I ' m a Latino initially, I support our individuals''.


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In this Nov. 23, 2014, picture, host Pitbull speaks on stage at the 42nd yearly American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Pitbull called Republican politician presidential candidate Donald Trump out at Premios Juventad, the Spanish youth awards show that aired Thursday, July 16, 2015, on Univision.

Friday, July 17, 2015|5:31 p.m.

NEW YORK– Pitbull is the current star to take a bite from Donald Trump.

The rapper called Trump out at Premios Juventad, the Spanish-language awards show that aired Thursday on Univision. The channel dropped Trump’s Miss U.S.A Pageant after his comments about some Mexican immigrants being rapists, wrongdoers and drug dealers.

Pitbull stated, “I want to tell Marco Rubio, step it up! Jeb Bush, step it up! Hillary Clinton, step it up! Because Donald Trump cannot be president.”

He added: “For all the Latinos out there, keep your direct, and Trump, watch out for El Chapo man.”

The rap artist spoke in Spanish as well as said, “I desire him to know I’m not a political leader. I’m a musician. I’m a Latino first. I support our people.”