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Comedienne Whiteny Cummings announces LIPSTICK, the first-ever all femake conedienne standup series, at The Venetian
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Pictured here:  Whitney Cummings


Talk about a fun way to put your money where your mouth is! The Venetian Las Vegas has announced LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP, a newly branded resident comedy series that marks the first time in the storied entertainment history of Las Vegas that the comedy stage will be taken exclusively by female performers.   The new series will debut July 11 with appearances by daytime television personality Wendy Williams and will bring regular stand-up comedy performances to The Sands Showroom from an opening slate of 14 critically acclaimed comediennes.

The series was announced last week by comedienne Whitney Cummings, television personality and co-creator of the hit CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, at a press conference at The Venetian Las Vegas. Cummings, who will debut at The Sands Showroom on Aug. 15, is part of a 2014 lineup that features today’s premiere, and up-and-coming female stand-ups, including: Joy Behar, former host of The View and the Joy Behar Show; Jennifer Coolidge, best known for her roles as “Stifler’s mom” on American Pie and Sophie on the series 2 Broke Girls; Susie Essman, best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm; Jen Kirkman, known for her regular appearances as a round-table panelist on Chelsea Lately; Lisa Lampanelli, whose snarky brand of standup has lovingly earned her the nickname Comedy's Queen of Mean; Natasha Leggero, known for her regular appearances as a round-table panelist on Chelsea Lately and judge of NBC’s Last Comic Standing; Wendy Liebman, a regular on the late night circuit, including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson; Loni Love, co-host of the new Fox daytime show The Real and author of Love Him or Leave Him But Don't get Stuck with the Tab; Heather McDonald, known for her regular appearances as a round-table panelist on Chelsea Lately and author of My Inappropriate Life (Some Stories Not Suitable for Nuns, Children, or Mature Adults); Caroline Rhea, best known for her role on Sabrina the Teenage Witch and as the host of the talk show, The Caroline Rhea Show; Rita Rudner, a Venetian headliner since 2001, and one of the most successful comedians in Las Vegas history, selling more than one million tickets collectively; Iliza Schlesinger, winner of the sixth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and former host of the syndicated dating show Excused, and Wendy Williams, media personality, actress and host of the daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show

One of Hollywood’s most successful actors and a six-time Academy Award® nominee, Jeff Bridges will be performing June 20-21 in the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort. In August 2011 Bridges released his self-titled major label debut album for Blue Note Records. Multiple-Grammy Award-wining songwriter, musician and producer T Bone Burnett produced the album. It is an organic extension and culmination of his personal, professional and music friendship with Burnett, whom he has known for more than 30 years. The critically acclaimed album was a follow up to Bridges' Academy Award-winning portrayal in the 2009 film Crazy Heart.

Reggae in the Desert, Las Vegas’ largest Reggae festival showcasing both the unifying power of Reggae music and the Caribbean lifestyle, will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the Clark County Amphitheatre (500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas). The all-ages music festival features Barrington Levy, Collie Buddz, Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, Don Carlos, Fortunate Youth, Las Vegas’ own Barry Black and the Senzuals and more.Doors open at noon and the event concludes at 11 p.m

Singer, /songwriter, guitarist, solo-artist and multi-Grammy Award winner Kenny Loggins is set to perform at the Orleans Showroom on July 5 and 6. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Loggins contributed hits to several well-known movie soundtracks, many of which were considered equally as popular as the film in which they appeared, including: “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack; “Footloose” and “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” from Footloose; “Meet Me Halfway” from Over the Top; “Danger Zone” and “Playing With the Boys” from Top Gun; “Nobody’s Fool” from Caddyshack II, and “For The First Time” from the film One Fine Day, which earned Loggins an Oscar nomination, as well as a #1 placement on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Grammy-nominated 70’s rockers and “Joy to the World” hitmakers, Three Dog Night will perform at The Orleans Showroom on June 28 and 29.

Rock in Rio, the world’s biggest music festival, has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in a spectacular, custom-made "City of Rock." The permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue and have the capacity for 80,000 people per day.

Bring your dancing shoes down to the Suncoast Showroom for the George Gee Swing Orchestra, featuring vocalists Hilary Gardner and John Dokes, for a one-night-only big band dance event on Friday, July 4. Music by the George Gee Swing Orchestra elegantly balances genuine traditions with exhilarating modernism. This versatile ensemble performs everything from a sweet foxtrot ballad, to rock and soul party favorites and all-out rollickin’ roadhouse boogie.

In honor of their fifth anniversary at Station Casinos, Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song will welcome a collection of Las Vegas’ most talented artists, in addition to nationally-acclaimed songwriters, to the Nashville Unplugged stage throughout the month of June. Nashville Unplugged performs every Friday at Sunset Station, beginning at 8 p.m. Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song is hosted by Aaron Benward, who has written numerous ACM and CMA-nominated songs, as well as the recent hit “Who I Am,” which was featured on ABC's hit television show “Nashville,” and guest host Travis Howard, whose credits include Miranda Lambert’s “Famous In a Small Town,” “Bring Me Down” and “Heart Like Mine.

Golden Rainbow reveals the thrilling lineup for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m. This year’s production, “Under the Big Top,” will be full of exhilarating circus-inspired acts with performances by entertainers Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from QUADancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity; vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

Comedic superstar Carlos Mencia will perform at Treasure Island for one night only –July 4 at 9 p.m. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend.

Station Casinos is proud to welcome Lilian Garcia & The Fuse to the Club Madrid entertainment lineup at Sunset Station. Featuring the powerful vocals of singer, songwriter and WWE SmackDown host Lilian Garcia, Lilian Garcia & The Fuse will bring their high-energy performance, featuring a rocking mix of current covers and original songs, every Saturday at 10 p.m., beginning June 14. Lilian Garcia is one of the most popular personalities in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) history, being named the first female host of “Wrestlemania” and becoming WWE’s one and only “Decade Diva.”

Popular ‘80s musicians Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Howard Jones, Midge Ure (Ulravox), China Crisis and Katrina Leskanich (Katrina & The Waves) will perform the hottest hits of the decade when they bring the 2014 Retro Futura Tour to Mandalay Bay Beach Friday, Sept. 5 at 8:15 p.m. The beloved summer tour has a new lineup this year and is a fun way for fans to experience five 1980s new wave acts on one stage.

Legendary icon Diana Ross is making a triumphant return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with her “In the Name of Love” tour, a compilation of her most well-known and most beloved greatest hits, on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The show is jointly presented by Caesars Palace and AEG Live.

The Voice has announced the season six top three finalists who will join the current lineup for the highly anticipated THE VOICE 2014 SUMMER TOUR. The tour launches on Saturday, June 21 and stops at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, July 25.The tour’s confirmed finalists include Christina Grimmie, who has more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube; Josh Kaufman, who received a four-chair turn-around; and country singer Jake Worthington. Jake Barker will also be joining the lineup. His blind audition of “When I Was Your Man” earned an impressive 1.791 million plus hits on YouTube and helped secure him a surprise invitation by the tour as one of nine performers hitting the road this summer. Audiences can vote to help determine which current artist from season six will be named “fan favorite artist” and join the lineup.

Food Network star Guy Fieri was spotted in attendance at Kid Rock’s concert at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool. Fieri enjoyed the performance from backstage, alongside friend and business partner Reid Strathearn of Grand Krew: A Guy Fieri Company. The two spent the summer evening rocking out to hit songs such as "Devil Without a Cause," "Cowboy" and "Bawitdaba."

Upcoming performances at Boulevard Pool include Night Riots (June 12); Dash Berlin (June 19); Bleachers (June 26); GoldBoot, American Cream and Almost Normal (July 3); Big Data (July 10); Slightly Stoopid with special guest Stephen Marley (July 16); Jurassic 5 with special guest Dilated Peoples (July 17); Mac Miller with special guest Black Boots (July 24); Rebelution with special guests Iration and DJ Mackle (Aug. 14); Interpol (Aug. 21) and Thirty Seconds to Mars (Sept. 20).

During a Friday afternoon press conference, First Friday Las Vegas, the largest arts and culture festival in the Western United States, announced changes to the organization and festival, promising stronger and better events for the future of the arts community and Downtown Las Vegas. The pre-eminent example of artistic and cultural enrichment in the Las Vegas community begins implementing these changes that will begin on Friday, August 1 and continue throughout the second-half of 2014.

One of the important announcements included First Friday is going dark on Friday, July 4, 2014 for the month returning with a bold August event. This is the first time in three years that First Friday Las Vegas will not producing an event. Beginning with First Friday on August 1, the traditional First Friday “footprint” will expand with happenings throughout Downtown Las Vegas, including the Arts District, Symphony Park and Fremont East. The epicenter will remain along Casino Center Drive at Charleston Boulevard in the middle of 18b, the Arts District. With the success of the Sheryl Crow concert at Container Park and Healthy Indulgence/Next Dimension at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center, it is an important time to expand the First Friday boundaries with the growth of downtown.

Friday, August 1 will be Wonderland, a festival of fantasy, surrealism and imagination inspired by the classic Lewis Carroll books, including a fully-immersed community art installation. Other events include: Friday, September 5 - Harvest Festival, celebrating the bountiful goodness of the fall season; Friday,, October 3 - 12 Years of First Friday, a unique commemoration of First Friday with “12 Months and Mythology;” Friday, November 7 - EnLIGHTened, a full-out visual celebration of light in all of its forms and. Friday, December 5- Round-Up, First Friday goes a little country recapping the past year and welcoming visitors and cowboys joining the Las Vegas community for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR)

SPI Entertainment and Australian pop artist Belinda Chapple are proud to announce the American debut of Australia’s sexiest and most provocative female revue Sydney After Dark. Starring the most breathtaking women from “down under,” Sydney After Dark will premiere at the PH Showroom inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Monday, July 7. SPI Entertaibment's Adam Steck calls the show “a perfect blend of Victoria’s Secret meets Moulin Rouge.”

The ultimate Girls’ Night Out experience, Divorce Party Las Vegas, is inviting all Sin City locals to join the celebration with 2-for-1 tickets including the exclusive platinum package that includes a round of cocktails, premiere seating and a meet & greet with the cast. Guests can book this special offer at the Bally’s Las Vegas Box office with the code Local241.

Rock music legend and “Cat Scratch Fever”’ singer, Ted Nugent brings his impressive guitar skills and live show to the Orleans Showroom on July 12. Nugent’s musical talents, ear shattering volume and over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned him the nickname "Motor City Madman.” Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the band “The Amboy Dukes” before embarking on a solo career. He was known throughout his early career for using Fender amps, which contributed to his signature sound, and for playing the hollow-body Gibson Byrdland guitar.

It looks like David Arquette has even more to celebrate aside from his newborn son. At a lunch recently at La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway he was joined by another gentlemen, and the two enjoyed a festive lunch at Michael and Jenna Morton's popular Wynn Las Vegas restaurant. Their meal included ahi tuna, table-side smoked salmon, lump crab lettuce cups, Caesar salad, bacon wrapped dates and tomato flatbread, paired with a bottle of Dom Perignon and Champagne toasts. At the end of the meal, Arquette was presented with a chocolate cake with "Congratulations" written on the plate in chocolate. Arquette was in a great mood, smiling and laughing throughout the lunch.

 In honor of national burger month this past May, Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas invited celebrities and local personalities from across the valley to participate in the second annual Celebrity Burger Challenge. Beating out almost 15 other entries, Thunder from Down Under and their “Six Pack Burger” will now be featured on the famous cafe’s menu throughout the month of June, available at both Vegas locations. The winning combination of ingredients includes 100% Angus Beef topped with Jack Cheese, Avocado, Bacon, 1000 Island Dressing and of course Shrimp. All served on toasted sourdough bread.

David Copperfield and Shania Twain enjoyed a late night out in Las Vegas as they toasted cocktails at the owner’s table at FIZZ, the lavish new champagne lounge at Caesars Palace, fashioned by Creative Director David Furnish.Both the Queen of Country Pop and the renowned illusionist were accompanied by their significant others as they nibbled on small bites and sipped on a variety of FIZZ’s signature cocktails. Copperfield was seen enjoying the Fizz Fraise as Shania drank the Chopin Martini with bleu cheese olives. The group had a blast as they danced the night away in the decadent venue surrounded by Sir Elton John’s and Furnish’s personal avant-garde photography collection.

Diana Ross’ famed and remarkable career spanning almost five decades has resulted with major awards and accolades and music history milestones.   Ross is a consummate performer as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century.  

The most anticipated restaurant opening of 2014, Giada De Laurentiis’ first restaurant, GIADA, is now open at The Cromwell Las Vegas. The cornerstone of the boutique hotel and casino, GIADA boasts priceless views, signature dishes and a warm and inviting atmosphere, all a reflection of De Laurentiis’ vision.

Acclaimed illusionist Jan Rouven, star of ILLUSIONS at Riviera Hotel & Casino, will be presented the Merlin Award, proclaiming him the 2014 “Illusionist of the Year.” by the International Magicians Society, the world’s largest magic organization with more than 37,000 members worldwide. The Merlin Award is the most prestigious award given in the world of magic.” ILLUSIONS Starring Jan Rouven” features some of the most dangerous and thrilling magic and gives the audience a front-row seat into the imagination of a master illusionist.

Piano Men, a high-energy tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel, returns to the Suncoast Showroom on July 5 and 6. The Piano Men tribute offers a night of songs, energetic performances, outrageous costumes and true rock and roll. Sir Elton John and Billy Joel tribute artists – Jeffery Allen and Mike Santoro – respectfully capture the prowess of the legendary musicians during their interactive show.

Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas (ECF) will host its 13th annual M.E.N.U.S. (Mentoring & Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students) gala on Saturday, Sept. 27, at MGM Grand. Following an exclusive poolside dine-around highlighted by dishes and drinks from many of the finest chefs, restaurants and lounges in the city, guests will have the opportunity to attend a live performance by Grammy® Award-winning rock band, Kings of Leon, performing inside MGM Garden Arena.

Renowned dog behavior expert Cesar Millan( (Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan and Cesar 911) is set to bring his entertaining live stage show Leader of the Pack LIVE to The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on August 15, 2014, marking the first time Millan has held an event of this nature in Las Vegas. .A limited edition “Super VIP Package” is on sale now, giving less than 50 fans exclusive up close and personal access to Millan. This is an incredible chance for any dog loving fan to meet New York Times best-selling author and twice Emmy-nominated television personality Cesar Millan.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum New Zealand songstress Lorde has announced that she is returning to North America this fall. Her tour will make a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, September 30.

Actor and comedian, Earthquake (‘Everybody Loves Chris,” “Clerks II,” “The Longshots”) will headline Comedy Blast, a hilarious night of performances by popular comedians. Comics including Deray Davis (“Barbershop,” “Semi-Pro,” "21 Jump Street"), Gary Owen ("Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man,” “Rebound”) and Arnez J (“Comedy Central,” “All-Star Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comicview”) are set to entertain audiences at the Orleans Ar ena Saturday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las has announced that rock legend Sammy Hagar will kick off its SOUNDWAVES poolside concert series on Wednesday, July 2. Sammy Hagar’s All-American Beach Party will be the ultimate concert experience with Sammy and The Wabos on stage rocking through hits like “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Your Love is Driving Me Crazy,”"There's Only One Way to Rock," “Right Now,” "Finish What Ya Started," and "Why Can't This Be Love," while fans enjoy signature Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum cocktails from the stage or in their own VIP, poolside cabana.

Country artist Darius Rucker will be bringing his high-energy performance to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, October 18. Rucker will be joined by special guest Corey Smith. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

Stand-up comedian and actor, Jerry Seinfeld, dined at Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar on a recent Saturday afternoon. The superstar comedian indulged in Chef Ernesto Zendejas' lobster tacos and guacamole served with pomegranate seeds and pork rinds. He was also spotted enjoying the High Roller observation wheel at The LINQ.

It was a night of rock star couples at FIZZ, the luxurious new champagne bar at Caesars Palace, last night. Husband and wife power-rock duo Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne partied with a large group of friends including uber-manager Larry Rudolph and Kroeger's bandmates from Nickelback at Creative Director David Furnish and Sir Elton John's private VIP table on the upper level, while Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson spent a more intimate evening with his wife, Kristin Willits. Richardson had just wrapped up a two-night engagement with his band at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Actor, comedian, writer and producer, Kevin James, dined at Michael and Jenna Morton’s La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway inside Wynn Las Vegas recently for lunch. James is currently filming the sequel to Mall Cop at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Beach Club. He was joined by his cast mates and some family members. The group sat in the main dining room.

Britney Spear's manager, Larry Rudolph, dined at Michael and Jenna Morton's newest restaurant and celebrity hotspot CRUSH eat, drink, love at MGM Grand. The super-talent manager, known for representing music artists including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Will.i.am, was accompanied by two friends. Dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt, the group enjoyed Executive Chef Billy DeMarco's fabulous lunch.

The lovely ladies of FANTASY, Luxor Hotel and Casino’s enticing adult revue, will offer a special FANTASY Fireworks promotion Friday, July 4 following the 10:30 p.m. show. Attendees of the Fourth of July show will be able to redeem their ticket stub at the retail counter after the performance for a deck of “Wanna Play?” official playing cards and their choice of a sexy poker chip, each featuring a different FANTASY performer. In addition to the Fourth of July freebie, guests are encouraged to stay after the show to have their merchandise autographed as well as pose for photos with the gorgeous cast.

Chubby Checker, commonly referred to as an icon of an era, will hit the stage at the Sam’s Town Live! located within Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall on June 28.Checker, whose given name is Ernest Evans, became an icon in the 1960s, releasing his smash hit, #1 song “The Twist,” which introduced the concept of "dancing apart to the beat.” During the next few years, endless songs incorporated "The Twist" into their titles, such as "Peppermint Twist,” "Twist and Shout" and "Twistin' the Night Away.”

Crosby Stills & Nash will perform career-spanning favorites, as well as new songs during the summer 2014 tour which includes a stop at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Sept. 27, 2014 at 8 p.m. On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash announced additional U.S. summer tour dates. The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. Once again, CSN will be accompanied by its backing band featuring: Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), James Raymond (keyboards) and Todd Caldwell (organ).

Smash Magazine presents ¡Viva Ska Vegas! - highlighting some of the biggest bands in ska during a night of music. Featuring two stages and twelve bands, plus food trucks and a vendor bar for 21+ with valid ID, ¡Viva Ska Vegas! makes a new home in Downtown Las Vegas at the Fremont Country Club (601 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas) on Saturday, September 20. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay will offer Sunday matinee performances at 4:30pm beginning June 29 through the remainder of the year. The 7:00pm performance will remain unchanged

Recently, award-winning actor, producer and director Nicolas Cage was spotted enjoying a delicious lunch at Social House at The Shops at Crystals. Joined by his wife of ten years, Alice Cage, the couple took a seat in the lounge just before 12:30 p.m. and indulged in a few of the restaurant’s delectable lunchtime items including Salmon and Teriyaki Bento Boxes and the “Crispy Pata” Pork Shank.

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrated Memorial Day Weekend in style with a three-day #MansionParty featuring a number of unexpected surprises and celebrity sightings. Notable names in attendance throughout the weekend included Carlton Gebbia of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Thursday, May 22); Shania Twain, David Copperfield and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (Friday, May 23); and comedian Brad Garrett (Saturday, May 24). #MansionParty at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. was a specially created event for the long holiday weekend featuring entertainment in every room of the Mansion-like venue, unique bottle service presentations, beats by resident DJ Wiki, a smorgasbord of late night feasting options, a special Midnight show and impromptu entertainment and guest interactions from Vegas Nocturne cast members.

Boyz II Men have two new singles, “Diamond Eyes” and “Better Half,” which will be previewed in this Sunday’s special episode of The Bachelorette. During the episode, the group will debut their two new songs and mentor a singing challenge with the bachelors. The new singles will be available on iTunes on June 2.

Celebrated comedian Russell Peters returns to The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Aug. 2, 2014 at 8 p.m. After the very successful release of Notorious on Netflix, Peters finds himself back on the road putting together new material as he works through a handful of 2014 dates. Fans can be prepared for some crowd work and…some randomness, all mixed with the comedic styling Peters is known for. This year has been big for Peters who signed on to be a judge for this season’s Last Comic Standing on NBC. He joins the likes of Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and JB Smoove as they search for the funniest talent in America (premiered May 22).

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop was transformed into a boy band fan haven as the Backstreet Boys hosedt their official post-concert parties following their sold-out concert series on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31. The back-to-back Backstreet shows concluded with an action-packed bash at the Las Vegas hotspot, complete with a DJ set from Backstreet Boys lead vocalist, Nick Carter on Friday, May 30.

On June 7, 2014 world famous comic magician the Amazing Johnathan and fiancée Anastasia Synn tied the knot in one of the most off- the-wall weddings Vegas has ever hosted. Longtime friend and entertainer Gallagher became an ordained minister specifically to marry the unique couple for the star-studded event. This one of a kind ceremony took place at A Special Memory Chapel, and was filled with an exciting circus atmosphere. In addition to the couples family and close friends, special guests David Copperfield, Carrot Top, Louie Anderson, cast members from Cirque Du Soleil, along with zombies and professional wrestlers joined in the fun. The reception was held at the Plaza Hotel..

Floyd Mayweather hosted an over-the-top celebration for his daughter Iyanna Mayweather, who celebrated her 14th birthday at Sugar Factory Town Square, Las Vegas, The world champion boxer treated his daughter like a princess with a party for her and 30 of her closest family and friends, including her grandmother. The group enjoyed shared plates and entrees, including items most popular among teenagers such as the Fried Macaroni & Cheese Pops, Buttermilk Onion Rings served with ranch dressing and Grilled Mini Cheeseburgers.

Zowie Bowie celebrated eight years in Las Vegas with a special performance at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort and an official proclamation from the City of Las Vegas, declaring Friday, May 23, 2014 as Zowie Bowie Day. Zowie Bowie features the musical talents of lead singer Chris Phillips, violinist Lydia Ansel, vocalists Nieve Malandra and Christina Amato and a high-voltage band that creates an entertaining and sexy sound that has become a Las Vegas mainstay

While celebrating its 60th anniversary at a private media event and press conference held at Sunset Springs Ranch, Opportunity Village announced that they have been offered the largest monetary donation in the history of the organization – $35 million – from the Engelstad Family Foundation. Believed to be the largest private foundation gift ever given to an organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities, the generous amount will be provided as a challenge gift, which has already been partially matched by Dorothy and Lacy Harber, owners of Sunset Springs Ranch (former Wayne Newton estate), who came forward with a donation $10 million.

Ending with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman’s proclamation of “Opportunity Village Year”, many other announcements were made, including plans to commemorate Opportunity Village’s 60th Anniversary with a full year of celebrations through May 15, 2015; plans for The Village residences, the organization’s first residential facility, and a permanent North Campus; a retrofit of its Oakey Campus, which houses the organization’s renowned Magical Forest holiday attraction; and an expansion of the Walters Family Campus, home of the Paper Prossm document management division. In an effort to secure the additional funding necessary for these projects, Opportunity Village also announced it will execute an aggressive $136 million Capital Campaign crucial to the success of the unveiled projects.

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