The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza’ lands at The Pearl Dec. 20‏

September 9, 2014 on 3:09 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Tickets On Sale – Friday, September 19 at noon

To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com

TWEET: The Brian Setzer Orchestra brings annual Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza to #VEGAS @pearlatpalms Dec. 20. Tix on sale 9/19 #happyholidays

LAS VEGAS – September 8, 2014 – The Brian Setzer Orchestra brings the 11th annual Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza to The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8 p.m. The tour features music from the group’s three best-selling holiday albums, as well as original material from Brian Setzer, and has become one of the most exciting annual rockin’ Christmas events on the planet. Tickets start at $43, plus any additional service fees.

“The Christmas Tour has become an annual tradition for many people, says Setzer. “It’s so enjoyable for me because not only do I get to play my own versions of holiday music, but also songs I recorded with my orchestra and the Stray Cats. I love breaking down the set in the middle and just play rockabilly music with a three-piece, which is where I started. I get to change up the set every year and it’s also my favorite time of year.”

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Setzer is a “musician’s musician,” credited with consistently taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music – rockabilly in the ’80s and swing in the ’90s. Along the way he has scored chart-topping hits throughout his decorated career as founder and leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist.

If that wasn’t enough, Setzer found tremendous success in redefining Christmas music for a generation desperately desiring something new and exciting around the holidays: The result, three best-selling holiday albums Boogie Woogie Christmas, Dig That Crazy Christmas and Christmas Rocks!: The Best Of Collection.

Doors at the Pearl will open at 7 p.m., show time is 8 p.m. The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. Follow The Pearl on Twitter at @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.

About Brian Setzer:

Revitalizing 1950’s Rockabilly in the 1980s with the Stray Cats, along with resurrecting swing and jump blues music with The Brian Setzer Orchestra, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Brian Setzer is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, a musician’s musician and has a best-selling extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Outside of the studio, Setzer made a cameo in the 1987 film, “La Bamba” (the biographical film written following the life and career of Chicano rock ‘n’ roll star Ritchie Valens), portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Setzer earned the distinct honor of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” an episode which also featured rock ‘n’ roll legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. In the same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

About Pearl Concert Theater

The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL

September 12 – Pepe Aguilar; Tickets start at $63

September 19 – The Best of Jethro Tull Performed by Ian Anderson; Tickets start at $50

September 26 – The Australian Pink Floyd Show; Tickets start at $40

September 27 – Crosby Stills & Nash; Tickets start at $60

October 10-11 – Bill Maher; Tickets start at $50

October 17 – John Fogerty; Tickets start at $63

October 19 – Laura Pausini; Tickets start at $43

October 31 – Erasure; Tickets start at $39

November 8 – Diana Krall; Tickets start at $60

November 14 – Judas Priest; Tickets start at $69

November 22 – Culture Club; Tickets start at $63

November 26 – Alice Cooper; Tickets start at $50

November 28 – Chrissie Hynde; Tickets start at $43

December 6 – John Prine; Tickets start at $39

December 20 – The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza; Tickets start at $43

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Get the Rewards You Deserve with Wyndham Hotel Group‏

September 9, 2014 on 3:08 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Golf Resorts, Hotels | Comments Off



We all deserve to be rewarded and no one understands this better than Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company.

Wyndham Rewards is the free-to-join loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group that ties together the company’s family of 15 diverse brands to offer the most flexible rewards options available and is also the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one stay.

For your upcoming articles on travel deals and discounts, as well as holiday travel tips, below are current promotions offered by Wyndham Hotel Group and Wyndham Rewards.

· Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – Now through September 15th, Wyndham Rewards members can enter for a chance to win up to $1,000,000! Two winners will each receive $500 spending money and travel for 2 to the Event Prize Drawing, with a chance to win up to $1,000,000.

· Plan Ahead & Save – Book a hotel reservation online at least seven days in advance at a Wyndham family of brands hotel and get up to 25% off a participating hotel’s Best Available Rate. Additionally, you’ll receive 500 Wyndham Rewards bonus points!

· Free Night Delight – From now until December 31st, book three consecutive nights at a participating Wyndham resort or hotel and get the fourth night free!

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slot tournament National Championship,

September 9, 2014 on 2:38 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off



LAS VEGAS —  Multimedia Games (Nasdaq:MGAM) is hosting the National TournEvent of Champions in collaboration with casinos across the country to crown the nation’s best slot tournament player. Through the first weekend of August, 78 finalists, representing 69 casinos have qualified to compete for the national title at the Wynn’s XS Nightclub in Las Vegas on October 1, 2014. Qualifying rounds will continue through September with a total of 123 slot players competing for the National Championship and a grand prize of $200,000.

The first 40 qualifiers were announced in July. The latest group of summer qualifiers include:

- Alejandro Garcia, Brawley, Calif., Red Earth Casino

- Wanda Bolden, Tulsa, Okla., Osage Casino Tulsa

- Nita Baker, Ponca City, Okla., Osage Casino Ponca City

- Jerry Prewitt, Sand Springs, Okla., Osage Casino Sand Springs

- John Earl White, Jr., Carlsbad, Calif., Casino Pauma

- Michael Turner, Plano, Texas, Choctaw Casino Durant

- Sandra Jean Skaggs, Palm Desert, Calif., Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

- Darcy McBurney, Topeka, Kansas, Prairie Band Casino

- Lisa Pluard, Port Angeles, Wash., Elwha River Casino

- John Paul Gentry, Newton, Texas, Coushatta Casino Resort

- Philip Henson, Muldrow, Okla., Choctaw Casino Pocola

- Shelley Snodgrass, Bremerton, Wash., Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

- Paula Gibson, Paris, Texas, Choctaw Casino Grant

- Michael Fitzgerald, Luther, Okla., Ioway Casino

- Robert Lucas, Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla., Newcastle Casino

- Paulette Gua, Omak, Wash., Okanogan Bingo Casino

- Diana Seymour, Electric City, Wash., Okanogan Bingo Casino

- Lisa Magnuson, Kansas City, Kansas, 7th Street Casino

- Shanne LaVerne Shaw, Lake Stevens, Wash., Angel of the Winds Casino

- Dawn Bruton, Roy, Wash., Lucky Eagle Casino

- Shann Undernehr, Tulsa, Okla., River Spirit Casino

- Stella Arguijo, Pleasanton, Texas, Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino

- Robert Cox, Perkins, Okla., Cimarron Casino

- Linda Palmer, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Silver Reef Casino Hotel

- Carrie Faller, Edmond, Okla., Remington Park Racing & Casino

- Norma Pirkle, Luther, Okla., Kickapoo Casino

- Steven Schmele, Federal Way, Wash., Muckleshoot Bingo

- Vincent Olmsted, Bonney Lake, Wash., Muckleshoot Casino

- Demosthenes Agpoon Yoo, Pomona, Calif., Valley View Casino & Hotel

- Annie Inchoco Allen, Escondido, Calif., Valley View Casino & Hotel

- James Kean, Yakima, Wash., Yakama Legends Casino

- Cindy Thompson, Sunnyside, Wash., Yakama Legends Casino

- Jestin McEachran, Maple Grove, Minn., Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

- Avis Shackelford, Montgomery, Ala., Creek Casino Montgomery

- Audrey White, Ephrata, Wash., Mill Bay Casino

- Rita Wineinger, Manson, Wash., Mill Bay Casino

- Charles Reed, Bloomington, Minn., Little Six Casino

- Jacqueline Simon, Holly Springs, Miss., Hollywood Casino Tunica

“It’s been an exciting summer of qualifying so far,” said Multimedia Games CEO Patrick Ramsey. “The National Championship is just around the corner, and we have a terrific group of players who have earned their trip to the finals in Las Vegas.”

The National TournEvent of Champions takes slot tournaments to a whole new level. Two TournEvent of Champions buses are crisscrossing the country from April-September, through 22 states with more than 250,000 players competing for the chance to represent their casino in Las Vegas. Casinos are hosting slot leagues, semi-finals and then in-casino finals to find the top player to represent them at the National Championship.

Of the 78 qualifiers thus far, there are 44 women and 34 men. They range in age from 22-92 and cover a wide spectrum of backgrounds — from real estate agents to entrepreneurs, and military veterans to government workers. Many of the qualifiers are enjoying the golden years of retirement, and two even hail from the Great White North, Canada.

National TournEvent of Champions began in 2012 with regional competitions in California and Washington. The event crowned its first national champion in 2013 after 88 players from 77 casinos competed in the finals at Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. The 2014 event is even bigger with 123 players from 103 casinos and a total purse of $500,000 — double the 2013 purse. The National TournEvent of Champions tour buses are sponsored by Strictly Slots, APSM Systems, Effinet, Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, e-gads!, Andover Audio, Quixant, Sequel Data Systems, Unistar-Sparco Computers, Sunkist Graphics and VSR Industries.

About Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Multimedia Games, Inc., Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc. (“Multimedia Games”) develops and distributes gaming technology. The company is a creator and supplier of comprehensive systems, content and electronic gaming units for Native American and commercial casinos. Revenue is derived from gaming units in operation on revenue-sharing arrangements as well as from the sale of gaming units and systems that feature proprietary game content and game themes licensed from others. Multimedia Games also supplies the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals (“VLTs”) installed at racetracks in the State of New York. The company was recently listed as one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies of 2014. Please visit www.multimediagames.com, twitter.com/MultimediaGames or facebook.com/MultimediaGames, where Multimedia Games discloses important information about the company, its sales, and its business.

About the National TournEvent of Champions

The National TournEvent of Champions is a collaboration between Multimedia Games and top casinos across the country to bring unprecedented competition, intensity and glory to the casino floor through a national slot tournament, crowning the only Slot Tournament National Champion. The first National TournEvent of Champions took place in 2013 with 88 players, representing 77 casinos competing for the national title and $100,000 grand prize. The 2014 National TournEvent of Champions finals will host 123 players, representing 103 casinos for a chance at $500,000 in total prize money, including a National Champion’s share of $200,000.


Savings Up to 20% with Best Western

September 8, 2014 on 6:13 pm | In Beachbooker, Gaming Resorts, Golf Resorts, Hotels | Comments Off



Best Western International, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY®, is helping travelers make the most of the fall months with online booking savings. Now through November 23, guests can save up to 20 percent at participating hotels when they book at bestwestern.com.

In addition to big discounts, Best Western Rewards® members who register for the promotion and book their stay at bestwestern.com will also receive 1,000 bonus points for each qualified stay through November 23. Best Western Rewards Gold, Platinum and Diamond Elite members will receive an additional 500 bonus points per stay. There is no limit on the number of bookings and points members can earn during the promotion period. Guests can sign-up for Best Western Rewards, the hotel brand’s loyalty program, and promotion at bestwesternrewards.com and register for the promotion at www.bestwestern.com/fall.

“Our fall promotion will help travelers save and earn rewards easily when booking at bestwestern.com,” said Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Best Western International. “We know fall can be a great time to be on the road investing in customer relationships, and we hope our business travelers can leverage this opportunity to grow their business.”

Best Western always remains committed to making the lowest rates available to travelers at bestwestern.com through its Low Rate Guarantee. Guests who find a lower rate on another website after booking at bestwestern.com are eligible to receive a $100 USD Best Western Travel Card®.

Offering the lowest redemption thresholds for awards, the Best Western Rewards program has continued to be one of the industry’s most generous rewards programs for more than 25 years. With more than 4,000* locations in 100* countries, Best Western makes it easy for members to earn points that can be redeemed for global free room nights with no blackout dates, the Best Western Travel Card®, dining, shopping and entertainment gift cards, gas cards, airline/partner rewards and more. Best Western’s Status Match…No Catch® program will match members’ elite status in any other hotel loyalty program free of charge. Consumers who are not members of Best Western Rewards can sign up for the free program at www.bestwestern.com

About Best Western International, Inc.
Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand made up of more than 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS®, BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Now celebrating 68 years of hospitality, Best Western welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests nightly. Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 20 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA, Minor League Baseball, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. In 2013, Best Western earned our highest level of brand recognition, including our fifth AAA/CAA Hotel Partner of the Year award, second Compuware Best of the Web Gold award, fourth No. 1 ranking in Brand Keys Consumer Loyalty Engagement Index for midscale hotels and seventh TTG Asia Best Mid-range Hotel Brand. Forty percent of Best Western hotels worldwide won TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards for customer satisfaction.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.

*Numbers are approximate and may fluctuate.

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‘Concert King of the Philippines’ Martin Nievera Returns to the Suncoast Showroom October 18-19‏

September 8, 2014 on 2:52 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Las Vegas—Filipino singer, songwriter and actor Martin Nievera brings his 32 years of gold and platinum hits to the Suncoast Showroom on October 18 and 19.

Nievera has dazzled crowds in stadiums and casino showrooms around the world with his diverse repertoire. Nievera performs his own hits, including his signature song “On the Right Track,” movie and soap opera theme songs, and his own adaptations from Broadway to Bublé.

Nievera has released several albums, including “Martin…Take One,” “The Best Gift,” “Forever,” “Chasing Time,” “Unforgettable” and “Milestones.” Throughout his career, Nievera has produced top-selling albums, with 18 platinum, five double platinum, three triple platinum and one quadruple platinum.

Nievera was one of four celebrity judges during the first season of “The X Factor Philippines,” and is the host of “A.S.A.P,” a musical variety show in the Philippines. He has appeared in numerous films and television series and specials, including “Penthouse Live!,” “Martin and Pops Twogether” and “Martin After Dark.”

Between frequent Las Vegas appearances, Nievera tours the United States and Canada with his so-called archrival Gary Valenciano, known as “Mr. Pure Energy.” Despite the hype surrounding their rivalry, concerts featuring the two stars are focused on their extremely popular music and are typically sold-out performances.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino ), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com

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The Osmonds Bring Fifty Years of Hits to The Suncoast Showroom October 4-5

September 2, 2014 on 2:54 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowLas Vegas—Veteran performers The Osmonds – brothers Merrill, Jay and Jimmy – will return to Las Vegas at the Suncoast Showroom October 4-5

The brothers got their start as a barbershop group in 1958, performing around their hometown of Ogden, Utah, before moving to California and working at Disneyland. It was there that Andy Williams heard The Osmond Brothers and invited them to perform on his show. That single appearance led the young “one-take Osmonds” to seven seasons as regulars on “The Andy Williams Show.”

The Osmond Brothers dropped “Brothers” from their name and signed with MGM Records in 1971. Hits like “One Bad Apple,” “Yo-Yo,” “Down by the Lazy River” and “Love Me For a Reason” transformed the group into world-famous teen idols, thrilling millions with their close harmonies, clean-cut image and energetic pop rock sound.

Known for their versatility and for shaping musical styles to fit their talents, the Osmonds gained further exposure with the 1976 premiere of “The Donny and Marie Show.” With the Osmond brothers as executive producers, the show exposed the incredible talents of the family members, and in 1979, the show transformed into “The Osmond Family Show.”

The Osmonds transitioned their sound from pop to country music in the early 1980’s, producing the hits “I Think About Your Lovin’” and “It’s Like Fallin’ In Love (Over and Over Again).” Billboard magazine honored them with the “1982 Breakthrough Award” and acknowledged them as the “Number One New Singles Group of the Year.”

In 2003, the Osmond family was honored for their achievements in the entertainment industry with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. They celebrated fifty years in show business in 2007 with a European tour and a PBS special, taped at Suncoast sister property, The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.suncoastcasino.com

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino),  and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com

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Comedian Paula Poundstone Returns to The Orleans Showroom

August 28, 2014 on 11:22 am | In comedy, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Las Vegas— Comedian, actress, author, mother and cat-lover Paula Poundstone will return to The Orleans Showroom September 26-27, bringing her wry observational humor and a fresh stand-up act.

Poundstone spent the early ‘80s travelling the United States via public bus, honing her craft by performing at comedy clubs and open mic nights. She eventually landed in Los Angeles, where she stepped onto the national stage performing a stand-up comedy set on “Saturday Night Live” in 1984. Poundstone became the first woman to win a Cable ACE Award for a comedy special for her one-hour HBO special, “Cats, Cops, and Stuff.” She received her second Cable ACE Award for her self-titled HBO talk show series.

Poundstone had a huge year in 1992, working as a political correspondent for The Tonight Show and becoming the first woman to perform at The White House Correspondents Dinner. Her success continued throughout the 1990s, with “The Paula Poundstone Show” on ABC, a second HBO Special “Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard,” and appearances on several television shows including “Cybill” and “Science Court” and voice work on “Hercules” and “Home Movies.” In 2006, she appeared in a BRAVO comedy special, “Paula Poundstone: Look What the Cat Dragged In.” Poundstone is the recipient of an Emmy® Award for her field pieces on the PBS program “Life & Times” and most recently appeared in the television documentary “Why We Laugh: Funny Women.”

Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly quiz program “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” where her impeccable timing is key to the show’s format. She has also appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” and written several magazine articles, including five years of writing the back page column in “Mother Jones,” and has authored multiple books, including “There’s Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say.” Her first comedy CD, “I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Maine,” was released in 2009. Her most recent comedy CD titled “I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Boston,” was released in 2013.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $19.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a bingo parlor, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com , on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino ). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com

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Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts to Bring Blues and Soul to The Orleans Showroom

August 28, 2014 on 10:56 am | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



October 4-5

Las Vegas— Comedian, actor and blues musician Jim Belushi along with blues band The Sacred Hearts will bring laughs and soulful hits to the Orleans Showroom October 4 and 5.

Jim Belushi is known worldwide for making people laugh as a regular on “Saturday Night Live,” his long-running comedy series “According to Jim” and his many film appearances. In addition to his film and TV career, Belushi’s music career blossomed in 1995 when he joined forces with House of Blues regulars, The Sacred Hearts. Soon after, friend Dan Aykroyd asked Belushi to join him as part of the Blues Brothers. To get ready to play with the Blues Brothers, Belushi would crash rehearsals for The Sacred Hearts. He had so much fun performing with them, they eventually merged professionally and have been performing as Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts.

Belushi and The Sacred Hearts have played for many notable figures including Al Gore, former President Bill Clinton and former Governor of California Gray Davis. The band frequently headlines shows at the House of Blues venues, benefits and hundreds of corporate events.

The band’s first CD, “36 x 22 x 36,” was released in 1998 and delivers a Memphis rhythm & blues sound seasoned with a lot of soul. Additionally, the “According to Jim Soundtrack” was released in 2005, containing the music by Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts featured in fan favorite series episodes. Much of the show’s music was written and recorded by Belushi and bandmates Johnny Rubano and Tony Braunagel, who also made regular guest appearances on “According to Jim.”

Band members include guitarist J.J. Holiday, vocalist/trumpet player Johnny Rubano, bassist Larry Lee Lerma, composer and saxophonist Joe Sublett, vocalist Julie Delgado, drummer Tony Braunagel and trumpet player Darrell Leonard.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com

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Honey Salt September Farm Table dinners‏ in Vegas

August 27, 2014 on 12:40 pm | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowLife is Beautiful Founder Rehan Choudhry and Tenaya Creek Brewery Featured During September Dinners

LAS VEGAS –– Local’s favorite dining spot, Honey Salt, continues the highly successful Farm Table dinner series by highlighting those who have made an impact on our city in two distinct ways. The Farm Table dinners celebrate the gathering of friends and community with communal dining experiences created to enrich not only the palette, but all senses and that sentiment is displayed with September’s featured guests: Life is Beautiful Founder Rehan Choudhry (Sept. 8) and Tenaya Creek Brewery (Sept. 22).

Monday, Sept. 8 Farm Table dinner features special guest Rehan Choudhry, founder of the highly successful Life is Beautiful Festival. With a unique perspective on music, food, art and learning, Choudhry’s passion is admirable and makes him the perfect first Farm Table guest.

The following Farm Table on Monday, Sept. 22 will highlight local brewery Tenaya Creek. Making a mark on the craft beer world, Tenaya Creek is one of the most successful breweries in Las Vegas and this Farm Table dinner specializes in pairing four of their brews with seasonal Honey Salt dishes.

SEPT. 8 FARM TABLE DINNER MENU: Special Guest Rehan Choudhry

Amuse: Bruschetta; crushed avocado, romesco, caramelized onion spread & Green Goodness Juice.

First Course: Desert Meadow Greens; radish, fennel, citrus vinaigrette.

Main Course (Family Style): For the main course, Open Blue has partnered with Honey Salt to bring a special Tasting of Cobia; ceviche, grilled, beer battered with assorted chips & dips.

Dessert: Golden Lime Cream Pie; cookie crust and toasted meringue & Chocolate Brownies.

Wine pairing* will showcase Charles Smith Wines from Washington.

SEPT. 22 FARM TABLE DINNER MENU: Tenaya Creek Brewery

Amuse: Bruschetta; smoked eggplant & honey ricotta & Vegetable Chips & Pickles, lemon-caper aioli.

First Course: HS Lyonnaise Salad; crispy pork belly, arugula, friseé, pine nuts, pomegranate, sunny-side-up egg.

Main Course (Family Style): Mary’s Free Range Chicken; roasted breast with farro salad, bacon braised thigh & greens.

Dessert: Spiced Caramel Cake; vanilla ice cream & toffee & Fig Newtons.

Beer pairing* will showcase Tenaya Creek Brewery, including Hefeweizen, Hop Ride IPA, Bonanza Brown Ale and Old Jackalope.

Featuring a changing menu of seasonally inspired American comfort food, Farm Table dinners are served family style and showcase unique wine and beer pairings, as well as special guests. Tickets to the Farm Table series must be purchased in advance by calling 702-445-6100. The Farm Table dinner is $45 per person; *an optional beverage pairing is available for an additional $25 (tax and gratuity not included). Gift certificates for ‘Farm Table’ dinners are also available.

ABOUT REHAN CHOUDHRY

Rehan Choudhry is the Founder of Life is Beautiful Festival. As a lifelong festival-goer and creative business professional, Choudhry came up with the idea for a music, food, art and learning festival after he decided to follow his passions and leave his high-profile corporate job. With experience in highly creative, experiential marketing and specialties in brand experience strategies, Choudhry has worked for some of the most well-known properties, events and festivals in the world. He’s known for creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences that elevate and enliven the brands of his clients.

ABOUT TENAYA CREEK BREWERY

Tenaya Creek Brewery originally opened as Tenaya Creek Restaurant & Brewery in November of 1999. In 2008, a decision to focus purely on their love of craft beer allowed the brewery to grow, expanding by offering their draft beer around Las Vegas. The brewery’s success continued to develop leading to a brewery expansion, including the addition of a bottling line. Today, beer lovers can find Tenaya Creek Brewery’s vast selection of beers throughout Nevada, Utah, Ohio, Arizona and Vancouver, British Columbia.

ABOUT HONEY SALT

Honey Salt is located on the Westside of Las Vegas at 1031 S. Rampart Blvd. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday). A limited menu is available daily from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Brunch is served Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For reservations and more information, visit www.honeysalt.com  or call the restaurant at 702-445-6100. “Like” Honey Salt on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HoneySaltLV  and follow Honey Salt on Twitter @HoneySaltLV or @elizabethblau1.


Mickey’s Music Festival Brings Beloved Characters and Modern Beats to the Orleans Arena October 3-5‏

August 27, 2014 on 12:36 pm | In Festivals, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Las Vegas— Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the Disney classics “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid” and Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story” remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival October 3, 4 and 5.

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all-star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions. The show will kick-off with a state-of-the-art video projection of a frenzy backstage, which spills onto the stage as Mickey welcomes guests to his concert tour. Thereafter, the audience will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with characters Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie.

Audiences will embark on an exciting journey, head underwater to meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm; and stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie showcase their boogie skills rodeo-style. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the Disney stars and sing, dance and laugh along during the interactive show.

The show’s father-daughter production team, Kenneth Feld and Alana Feld, hand-selected award-winning creative talents whose credits span from working with Madonna to winning a Latin Grammy® Award to designing hundreds of costumes for Disney theme park shows, including director/choreographer Fred Tallaksen, writer Jeremy Desmon, scenic designer Rick Papineau, costume designer Cynthia Nordstrom, lighting designer Sam Doty and music director Stan Beard.

Showtimes vary. Tickets are available from $20 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena box office at 702-284-7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 250 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in both the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. The Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP certification by OSHA for its commitment to safe venue operations. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com . Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter (@orleansarena).


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