features American Idol Season 6 Finalist Haley Scarnato
Celebrate with basketball-themed events and attractions through April 8
Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/bM21a Dribble Down to the 5th Annual Downtown Hoopstown taking place through April 8 at @FSELV.
LAS VEGAS – March 5, 2014 – Fremont Street Experience invites college basketball fans to dribble down to the 5th Annual Downtown Hoopstown taking place through April 8. The four blocks underneath the Viva Vision canopy will be lined with college banners and flags as Fremont Street Experience transforms into the ultimate college basketball destination with special events that are sure to be a slam dunk including: nightly entertainment from the stage production show Hardwood Hotties featuring American Idol Season 6 Finalist Haley Scarnato, an interactiveHigh Hoops Zone, the world’s largest NCAA bracket and a special basketball-themed show displayed on the 1,500 ft. Viva Vision canopy.
5th Annual Downtown Hoopstown Events/Attractions:
· Hardwood Hotties – The sexy, crowd pleasing, Hardwood Hotties are back, this time featuring American Idol Season 6 Finalist Haley Scarnato. The Hardwood Hotties will pump up the jams with songs such as Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” and Pussycat Dolls “When I Grow Up” as a high-flying aerialist soars above the stage. Hardwood Hotties is a custom stage production show created exclusively for Fremont Street Experience by Face Productions. Hardwood Hotties will perform on the 3rd Street Stage from 7-10 p.m. on the following dates: Mar. 2-5, 9-12, 18, 19, 21-26, Mar. 28 – Apr. 2, and Apr. 6-8.
· High Hoops Zone – The High Hoops Zone will return, giving fans a chance to test their skills and challenge their friends to basketball shoot-outs featuring 20-, 25-, and 30-foot basketball hoops for only $1 dollar per shot.
· Worlds Largest NCAA Bracket – Bracketology soars to new heights with the world’s largest NCAA bracket will be displayed on the 1,500-foot long Viva Vision canopy and updated daily Mar.18 – Apr. 8.
· Viva Vision Show – Each night beginning at dusk the Viva Vision canopy will feature a special basketball-themed Viva Vision show custom synced with bouncing basketballs, slam dunks and more, to the music of “Are You Ready For This.”
The 5th Annual Downtown Hoopstown is sponsored by Crown Royal.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FSE8910 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV.
Get ready for some summer lovin’ and “have a blast” as Olivia Newton-John makes her way to Flamingo Las Vegas with her “Summer Nights” residency. Opening inside the Donny & Marie Showroom on Tuesday, April 8, the beloved internationally-renowned singer-actress will take audiences on a musical journey through her life in film and music.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Members of Caesars Entertainment’s Total Rewards program will have access to an exclusive pre-sale from Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m.
“I am thrilled to be able to call Las Vegas home for a while,” says Olivia. “I have performed here many times through the years and have had nothing but wonderful memories and I look forward to even more fun at the Flamingo. I am especially thrilled that a portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.”
“We look forward to welcoming Olivia to Flamingo Las Vegas, where so many other iconic artists have performed,” said Eileen Moore, regional president of the famed center Strip resort. “She has such a broad appeal and you can count all of us here at Flamingo among her adoring fan base; she’s the ‘one that we want’ and we can’t wait for her to call Flamingo home.”
The production, featuring an eight-piece band, will take fans on a journey through the celebrated singer, actress, songwriter and philanthropist’s life and career. With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia’s successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. She is also proud to be the recipient of the Order of Australia honor and was bestowed the Order of the British Empire by the Queen. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in Grease catapulted Olivia into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time. Commemorating its 35th anniversary last year, Grease is sure to play a significant role in Olivia’s new show “Summer Nights.”
The show will be a musical journey through the iconic artist’s illustrious career featuring hits from her early years including “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Let Me Be There,” “If You Love Me Let Me Know” and “I Honestly Love You,” as well some of her favorites from Grease, “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and of course, “Summer Nights.” Favorites and hits from her other movies, including Xanadu, as well as her ’80s anthem and record breaking song “Physical,” will keep the room dancing, while new songs from her recent Billboard hit album Grace and Gratitude are sure to warm the hearts of the entire audience.
Olivia’s appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than four decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans across the world. Throughout her career, the much-loved star has held many humanitarian and environmental causes close to her heart, particularly since the birth of her daughter Chloe. Olivia served as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Programme, was the co-founder of Children’s Health Environmental Coalition (now Healthy Child, Healthy World) and, in 1992 she created National Tree Day in Australia, which is responsible for planting more than 10 million trees since its beginning.
In 2008 she married “Amazon John” Easterling and together they are spreading the word about the importance of preserving the Rainforest by serving on the board of the ACEER Organization (ACEER.org). With her life today focusing on health and wellness, she serves as the spokesperson for Trivita, a leading wellness company, and is the co-owner of the internationally award-winning Gaia Retreat and Spa near Byron Bay in Australia. Most recently she co-founded One Tree, One Child, an international school initiative with the goal of having every child under the age of ten plant at least one tree.
In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her personal triumph against cancer led her to announce her partnership with the Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) in her hometown ofMelbourne, Australia. After nearly ten years of fundraising close to $200 million, the ONJCWC opened its doors in 2012. The ONJCWC provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research as well as a dedicated wellness center (oliviaappeal.com). Olivia is thrilled that a portion of every ticket sold to her Flamingo shows will benefit the ONJCWC. For more information visit OliviaNewton-John.com or follow her on Twitter @OliviaNJ.
Flamingo Las Vegas is proud to serve as the Las Vegas home for one of the world’s most beloved entertainers and philanthropists. The performance schedule for Olivia Newton-John’s “Summer Nights” is as follows:
April: 8 – 12
May: 6 – 10, 27 – 31
July: 1 – 5, 29 – 31
Aug: 1, 2, 5 – 9, 12 – 16, 19 – 23, 26 – 30
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Director Gracie Otto, Producer Nicole O’Donohue and Internationally acclaimed actress Greta Scacchi will be in Adelaide for the Australian premiere of the documentary film ‘The Last Impresario’ on Tuesday March 4 at 7pm at the Mercury Cinema.
The film will open DocWeek 2014, Australia’s annual Documentary Film Festival.
In her feature-length directorial debut, Australian filmmaker Gracie Otto profiles legendary socialite, Michael White. Michael White broke all the rules, a playboy, bon vivant and the man who transformed Britain’s cultural scene in the 1970s.
Gracie Otto, Director said, “I am absolutely thrilled ‘The Last Impresario’ will screen as the opening night film for DocWeek tomorrow night. Last year we came to Adelaide to pitch our film. One year later, after an incredible team effort… it feels like we have come full circle and it’s an honor to be included in the DocWeek 2014 Programme.”
Michael White produced over 300 shows and movies over the last 50 years. He brought to the stage the risqué productions of Oh! Calcutta!, The Rocky Horror Show and to the screen Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, as well as introducing Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch and Yoko Ono to London audiences. He irrevocably shaped the cultural scene of 1970s London. Fondly known as ‘Chalky’ by his friends, Michael is now in his late seventies and still enjoys partying like there’s no tomorrow. In this intimate documentary, filmmaker Gracie Otto introduces us to this larger-than-life phenomenon. Following a chance encounter with White in Cannes 2010, Gracie Otto has created an intriguing tribute to a truly fascinating entertainment figure with a remarkable cultural legacy.
‘The Last Impresario’ is a fast and entertaining documentary with a stellar cast including; Greta Scacchie, Yoko Ono, Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Naomi Watts, Barry Humphries, John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Nigel Planer, Robert Fox, Alan Yentob, Rachel Ward, Jim Sharman, Brian Thomson, Richard O’Brien, Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn, Lyndall Hobbs, Sarah Hillsdon, Joshua White, Peter Richardson, John Waters, Alan Finkelstein, Lorne Michaels, Lou Adler, Sabrina Guinness, Wallace Shawn, Tracy Tynan, Andre Gregory, Jean Pigozzi and of course the man himself Michael White.
‘The Last Impresario’ will premiere in Australia on Tuesday 4th March, 2014 at 7.00pm.
— Celebrate the Beatles’ 50th anniversary with a tour of Liverpool and learn about their lives as they rose to fame. Choose one of our five tours of Britain and Ireland, all of which include Liverpool.
14 Days | 13 Nights | 23 MealFrom $2,798 Land Only
Start your tour in London and famous British landmarks and regions including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Lake District, Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Highlands. Overnight in Liverpool and visit The Beatles Story. Take a ferry to Ireland and tour Killarney and Galway and end in Dublin.
Scottish Ceilidh with Piper & Dancers, Old Jameson Distillery Irish Night, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, The Beatles Story and more!
16 Days | 15 Nights | 27 Meal
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Spend 16 action-packed days experiencing the best of Scotland, England and Wales. In Scotland cruise Loch Lomond, view Loch Ness and the Highlands and taste whisky. Travel south through England, overnight in Liverpool for a Beatles-themed tour and visit The Beatles Story. Spend 2 nights in London to see the highlights and head to Stonehenge and Bath. In Wales, explore Snowdonia National Park and 12th century castles before ending at Windsor Castle, home of The Queen.
Edinburgh Scottish Evening, Bronte Parsonage Museum, The Beatles Story in Liverpool, Castle Howard and more!
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Start this tour in Scotland and cruise Loch Lomond before heading through the Scottish Highlands. See Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Castle. Cross the border into England and stay in the Lake District and in York for a fun pub dinner and ghost walk. Overnight in Liverpool and enjoy a coach tour to see places associated with the Beatles as well as visiting The Beatles Story. Head south through Chester to London where the tour ends.
Scottish Evening in Edinburgh, Bronte Parsonage Museum, Walking tours of Whitby and Chester, The Beatles Story in Liverpool, Castle Howard and more!
Best of Britain
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Start your tour in Windsor, close to London and visit Windsor Castle. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, take a walking tour of York, explore Edinburgh and head south through the Lake District to Liverpool. Overnight in Liverpool to learn about the Beatles and discover their haunts. Continue south to Cardiff in Wales before visiting the Roman Baths and the vast monoliths of Stonehenge. End in London with sightseeing and free time.
Traditional Scottish Evening, Cardiff Castle Banquet, Windsor Castle, The Beatles Story, Stratford-Upon-Avon and more!
English & Scottish Discovery
8 Days | 7 Nights | 12 Meals
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Start in London, visiting the mighty St. Paul’s Cathedral and see other famous highlights. Travel through the Cotswolds to Liverpool where you’ll visit The Beatles Story. Continue through the glorious Lake District and Gretna Green. Stay in Edinburgh, take a walking tour through St Andrews before driving up into the Scottish Highlands. See Loch Ness and cruise Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest lake before ending your tour in Glasgow.
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Beatles’ Liverpool, St Andrews Walking Tour, Loch Lomond Cruise and more!
This year marks the fifth annual Reykjavik Fashion Festival (RFF), an event that celebrates Iceland’s creative energy by combining fashion, design, and music at venues around Reykjavik. The festival serves as an international platform for eight of Iceland’s best designers to showcase their new collections. This year, RFF is collaborating with DesignMarch to offer events like DesignTalks led by designer Calvin Klein. Click here to learn more about this unique event.
Italy is known for food, painting and for film. Italian film is one of the signature forms of Italian genius. Context Travel has given travelers in Rome a way to experience Italian cinematic history on the ground in a new walking seminar that visits sites that have played a part in the city’s film history. The three-hour walk, entitled Director’s Cut: A Journey through Italian Cinema, explores Italian Cinema from the 1940s and Neorealism, through the sixties, and up to the present day.
“In Italy, culture, politics and aesthetics have always been deeply intertwined” says Context Docent Elisabetta Lodoli, “Italian Cinema has played a key role in Italian and worldwide history of this visual art.”
The Via Veneto, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and St Peter’s Square have all been settings for immortal scenes in Italian movies. The group will experience the interplay between art, film and the city. The walk is just one of several Roman itineraries, which can be combined or taken separately. Group walks cost €75 per person. Private tours cost €330 per party. As with all Context walking seminars, groups are led by a credentialed expert and limited to six people maximum.
VisitBritain and STA Travel today announced they are teaming up during the month of March to inspire Australian travellers to revel in the sounds of Britain.
The campaign will focus on singing the praises of British music in an effort to encourage Australians travelling to Britain this year to attend a local music festival or gig. It will also promote travel to regional areas beyond London that host many great music events catering to a variety of interests.
“Australians’ love for British music was clearly reflected in Spotify’s 2013 Australian Chart Toppers, which included Calvin Harris at number 3 in the top 5 albums and Passenger at number 4 in the top 5 tracks,” said STA Travel Australia’s Marketing and eCommerce director, Natalie Placko-Thornton.
“We want to encourage Australians to take their devotion to British music to a new level by booking a trip to Britain and incorporating a live music event into their travels,” she said.
To kick off the festivities, STA Travel are asking Australians to curate the Ultimate British Festival playlist which can be streamed via Spotify for all to enjoy. From Monday 3 March, music fans can nominate their favourite British festival song at STA Travel’s facebook page for the chance to win a trip to London for two, plus tickets to the now sold out Wireless Festival in London from 4-6 July 2014.
“VisitBritain recently learnt that 44% of incoming tourists to the UK believe music was one of Britain’s key cultural activities,” said VisitBritain Marketing Manager Australia Mark Haynes.
“This is no surprise given the UK is one of only three countries that exports more music than it imports. From world renowned festivals & indie pop-ups, to Brit bands & music incubators, Britain’s contribution to the global music scene cannot be understated.
“VisitBritain and STA Travel seek to give Australians a taste of British culture and music that leaves them wanting more. We want Australians to realise that they too can share in those unforgettable music moments that have been, and always will be, made in Britain, the second largest exporter of music in the world,” he said.
The campaign will also feature an event in Melbourne celebrating all things British, with details to be revealed soon!
Jubilee, the longest-running and most iconic show on the famed Las Vegas Strip, will reopen at Bally’s Las Vegas on Monday, March 17 after undergoing a major transformation. Tickets to the revitalised show are on sale now.
Donn Arden’s Jubilee first opened on July 30, 1981 and quickly became a staple in Las Vegas entertainment. To this day the unparalleled grand spectacle remains to be the last show of its kind, featuring the Strip’s only remaining authentic showgirls. While the best of the show’s main elements will be preserved as a nod to the original production, the choreography, staging and music will be refreshed for today’s audience.
Leading the charge in the modernisation of Jubilee is one of the world’s most celebrated creative directors and choreographers, Frank Gatson Jr. Gatson’s extensive background in the performing arts has led him to an impressive list of accomplishments working with top-notch celebrities and brands. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Gatson has provided direction for commercials for brands such as L’Oreal, American Express, Pepsi and Samsung, and has collaborated in several movies including “Living Out Loud”, the famous “Respect” number with Aretha Franklin in “Blues Brothers 2000” and characters in the Disney movie “Hercules”. Gatson has had the opportunity to choreograph and direct music videos, special appearances and tours for the world’s most celebrated artists, including Michael Jackson, J. Lo, Rihanna, Diana Ross, Vanessa Williams, En Vogue, Usher, Mariah Carey and The Band Perry. His dance routines have earned him a record six MTV Video Music Awards for Best Choreography, the most in the awards’ 30-year history.
Gatson’s professionalism, attention to detail and creative vision have been the keys to his success and are some of the many reasons why he has had a 15-year working relationship with R&B superstar, Beyoncé. Since the days of Destiny’s Child, Gatson has been by Beyoncé’s side, transforming her image and developing iconic moves like the hand gesture from “Single Ladies”. In 2012, Gatson was nominated for a Grammy for co-directing Beyoncé’s “I am… Tour,” which became the best-selling music DVD of 2010.
In anticipation of the show’s reopening, Gatson has assembled some of the industry’s most talented individuals to help him bring his vision into reality:
Lead Choreographer – Anthony Burrell
Anthony Burrell has danced alongside several artists, including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige, Ke$ha, Brandy, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, doing everything from choreographing their live tours to shaping their music videos. Burrell’s television appearances include “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition”, “Dance Moms” and “Glee”. He has toured the world as a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and also starred in the national Broadway tour of “Come Fly Away”.
Co-Choreographer – Chris Grant
Before Chris Grant turned 21, he had achieved goals and dreams that some could not even imagine. Not only was he personally chosen by Beyoncé as assistant choreographer for her riveting “I Am… Sasha Fierce” world tour, but was also handpicked by Michael Jackson for his much anticipated “This Is It” tour. Grant has worked with notable stars including Jennifer Lopez, Alex Gaudino, Keyshia Cole, Brandy and The Band Perry, and has also worked on high profile shows such as “Glastonbury”, “Good Morning America” and the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards”.
Co-Choreographer – Danielle Polanco
At the age of 17, Danielle Polanco booked her first professional job with Beyoncé – but that wouldn’t be her last. Polanco is best known for being the leading lady in Omarion’s video “Touch” and for portraying the role of Missy Serrano in the hit movie “Step Up 2: The Streets”. Polanco has also choreographed for Janet Jackson, J. Lo, Usher, Chris Brown, Eve and Estelle, and has appeared as a dancer in more than 20 music videos with top artists such as Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, LL Cool J, Nelly, Amerie and Kat Deluna. She also performed in the smash hit revival of “West Side Story” on Broadway, in which she played the role of Consuela.
Music Creative Director – Kimberly Burse
With more than 20 years in the entertainment industry, Kimberly Burse knew that she would be involved with music since the early age of seven. Burse has worked for the industry’s most notable record labels including Motown Records, MCA, Sony and Music World Music with some of the industry’s leading recording artists including Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Mary J. Blige and Kelly Rowland.
Production and Lighting Designer – Justin Collie
With over 30 years of experience under his belt, Justin Collie is skilled in all aspects of stagecraft, from equipment set-up and design creation to programming and operating lighting control systems. Collie has worked with artists such as Prince, Bon Jovi, Beyoncé, Green Day, Maxwell and The Beastie Boys.
Graphics and Mapping – Clonwerk
Matching creativity with technology, Clonwerk is one of the industry’s preeminent production companies combining 3D motion graphics and live action. Founded in 1974, Clonwerk quickly became a contender in different sectors of the entertainment business including live shows, TV, internet and mobile technology. Clonwerk’s innovative thinking and state-of-the-art technology helps them deliver stunning and top quality entertainment to captivate audiences.
Jubilee will perform Sunday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets range in price from US$62.50 – US$122.50 (additional service fees apply) and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office.
Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is located on the centre of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. The 44-acre resort features two 26-story hotel towers including the all-new Jubilee Tower and offers 2,814 guestrooms, including 244 suites. The resort features 11 restaurants, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a Party Pit, poker room, 1,100 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens. Entertainment options include Jubilee!, the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip and the last remaining showgirl production of its kind, as well as VÉRONIC Voices starring female tribute artist Véronic DiCaire. Bally’s Las Vegas is also the new home to a staple in Las Vegas nightlife, the legendary Drai’s After Hours. For more information, please visit ballyslasvegas.com
Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts is represented in Australia by Discover the World.
Although they never met, these three German composers changed the musical world. 2014 marks the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 150th birthday of Richard Strauss and the 205th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Born in 1714, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was an influential composer during the time between the Baroque and Classic movements. Having developed his very own style known as “empfindsamer Stil” or sensitive style, he was well-regarded amongst his peers. CPE Bach’s musical works include chamber music, piano sonatas, symphonies, as well as spiritual and secular pieces. http://www.cpebach.de
This year marks the 300th birthday of CPE Bach and it will be celebrated all over Germany. From Hamburg to Potsdam, Berlin to Frankfurt Oder, Leipzig to Weimar – all of these cities influenced Bach’s life thus his music. Concerts, exhibitions and readings are planned during the year to celebrate this musical genius.
Another musical influencer was born in 1864 in Munich: Richard Strauss. He is known as a master of modern instrumentation and innovative tone colors. After stops in Munich and Berlin, Strauss moved to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Southern Bavaria. Today, the town honors its most famous resident with the annual Strauss Festival (June 11-19, 2014). Orchestra and chamber concerts, lieder evenings or choral concerts – visitors can expect a variety of Strauss’ works to be played. The composer earned his international recognition with operas such as ‘Salome and Elektra’ as well as symphonic poems like ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’. http://www.richard-strauss-festival.de/rsi/index.php/en/
Being called a musical prodigy can be a burden, but Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy made the best out of it. Born in 1809, during the early Romantic period, Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His best known work might be ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. At the age of 26, Mendelssohn Bartholdy settled in Leipzig working with the city orchestra, the opera house and the Choir of St. Thomas Church.
On February 3, 2014, the 205th anniversary of his birth, the extended Mendelssohn House in Leipzig reopened. With a total size of 9,700 square feet it exhibits his life and achievements. Among the attractions is a so-called “Effektorium” – a unique, digital conductor‘s podium to conduct a virtual orchestra. http://www.mendelssohn-stiftung.de/r-home-en.html
ABOUT THE GNTB
The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It works on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to represent Germany as a tourist destination and is funded by the Ministry in accordance with a decision taken by the German Bundestag. The GNTB develops and communicates strategies and products to promote Germany’s positive image abroad as a tourist destination and to encourage tourists to visit the country. It has 30 agencies around the world to support its activities.
Hughley, well-known for his role in the film “The Original Kings of Comedy,” has entertained millions over the course of his career, with appearances on daytime, prime-time and late-night television, as well as film and radio. He also appeared on season 16 of the ABC hit “Dancing with the Stars” alongside dancing partner Cheryl Burke.
On television, Hughley was the producer and star of “The Hughleys,” which ran on ABC and UPN from 1998 through 2002, and was also a series regular on NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” He has appeared on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior, ” ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and has filmed several comedy specials, including “D.L. Hughley: Goin’ Home,” “D.L. Hughley Live,” “Shocked & Appalled” and the HBO special “D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic.”
Additional television and film credits include “Inspector Gadget,” “Scrubs,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Soul Plane,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Glory Daze.” In 2012, his one-hour special, “Reset,” premiered on Showtime and later Hughley went on to co-host a new game show on TBS, “ Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.”
On radio, he is currently a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated program, “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” Recently, Hughley also began hosting his own afternoon radio show, “The DL Hughley Show.”
In 2012, he released his first humorous book, “I Want You to Shut the F— Up: How the Audacity of Dopes is Ruining America.”
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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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