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Legendary Performer Tony Bennett To Headline Las Vegas Hilton October 20 & 21 – Tony Bennett, who has more than 100 recordings to his credit and has sold more than 50 million albums world-wide, will headline at the Las Vegas Hilton on Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21 at 9 p.m. “The Las Vegas Hilton welcomes this legendary performer to a legendary theater,” said Rudy Prieto, the resort’s CEO and general manager. “Tony Bennett is synonymous with great American music, as well as being an integral part of Las Vegas entertainment history.” Click to Read The Full Story …
Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation’s Grand Slam For Children Benefit Concert – Phil Collins, Sarah McLachlan, Counting Crows And Others To Perform Saturday, Oct. 7 At MGM Grand – The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation (AACF) has assembled another superstar line-up of entertainers for an unforgettable evening of music and other entertainment to benefit Las Vegas at-risk youth. Counting Crows, Sarah McLachlan and legendary rocker Phil Collins are just a few of the stars who will take the stage Saturday, Oct. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Grammy Award-winning producer, arranger and composer David Foster will return for his 11th year as musical director. Click to Read The Full Story …
Boxing’s “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather To Face World Welterweight Champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir In “Pretty Risky,” Saturday, Nov. 4 At Mandalay Bay – Known as boxing’s “Pretty Boy,” and universally recognized as the pound-for-pound king of the ring, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is set to face what most believe is a pretty risky fight against the very dangerous WBC and Ring magazine Welterweight Champion Carlos Manuel “Tata” Baldomir Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Click to Read The Full Story …
‘Legends’ Adds Country Superstar Garth Brooks – Steve Fairchild, Dean Simmons Split Performance in Tribute Show – Garth Brooks is back on stage once again as two tribute artists perform as only the original country singer-songwriter could in “Legends in Concert” at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Steve Fairchild will re-create the phenomenal music force of the ’90s for two months beginning Monday, Sept. 11. Dean Simmons will dazzle audiences as Brooks for the following two months to complete the engagement. Click to Read The Full Story …
Stardust To Close Sooner Than Expected – The owner of the aging Stardust hotel-casino said the 48-year-old Las Vegas landmark will close its doors on Nov. 1, two months earlier than previously planned. Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming plans to tear down the Stardust to make way for a $ 4 billion megaresort called Echelon Place. Boyd spokesman Rob Stillwell said the closing date was moved up to adjust to employee shortages. Click to Read The Full Story …
Tony’s Family Helps Jerry’s Kids – After their Sunday night show the cast of “The Sopranos Last Supper” at the new Harmon Theater in KRAVE at Desert Passage went to the Hilton where the local MDA Telethon fund-raising efforts were underway. They went on the air live with Channel 8 anchors Paula Francis and Gary Waddell at 9:55 p.m. while the tote board was $48,000 after Tony introduced the cast of the popular dinner show the phones began ringing and brought in another $45,000. Click to Read The Full Story …
Judges give voters say on smoking initiatives – But Question 5’s ban won’t include motel, hotel rooms – The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday elected to let voters decide in November whether they want to enact tough anti-smoking restrictions in bars, supermarkets and restaurants. In a 6-1 decision made public Friday, the court upheld the smoking restrictions of ballot Question 5, called the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. In upholding the ballot initiative, however, the court rejected a provision added by Carson City District Judge Bill Maddox to include all motel and hotel rooms in the smoking ban, a restriction supporters of the proposal said they had not sought to include in the measure. Click to Read The Full Story …
Las Vegas tourism could be bit insecure – New national surveys seem to show Americans’ fascination with Las Vegas could be waning. Americans still name the city as a top vacation destination, but they say security at airports will keep them closer to home. The cost of living has them looking for ways to save. Also, gaming may be losing its luster. Click to Read The Full Story …
Towers at Hoover Dam Bypass Construction Site Collapse – US-93 at Hoover Dam remains shut down in both directions after a pair of steel crane construction towers at the bypass construction site came crashing down Friday afternoon. The Nevada Highway Patrol advises drivers to take US-95 south through to Laughlin for eastbound travel into Arizona. From Arizona, take AZ-68 into Laughlin, then NV-163 to US-95 north into Searchlight and Boulder City into Henderson. Click to Read The Full Story …
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