HOLLY MADISON'S RUN EXTENDED IN `PEEPSHOW' AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD
Starlet Holly Madison has extended her run as "Bo Peep" in the striptease spectacular "PEEPSHOW" at Planet Hollywood for a year until September 2010.
Madison began playing the role in June. Beginning Sept. 21,
Madisen will be joined by pop star (Danity Kane) and Playboy Cover Model Aubrey O'Day who will star in the role of the "Peep Diva."
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KYLIE MINOGUE TO PERFORM AT THE PEARL DURING FIRST U.S. TOUR
Kylie Minogue will stop at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms as part of her six city, first-ever United States tour on Saturday, Oct. 3. Tickets are $65, $85 and $110, call 800-745-3000.
In July 1987, Minogue released her first single; a remake of the 1962 Little Eva hit "Locomotion." The song hit No. 1 in Australia and became the biggest Australian single of the '80s. Twenty years later, she now holds the record for the most played female artist on UK radio over the last 20 years.
In March 2005, Minogue's sold out Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour started, but the tour was postponed due to Minogue being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. She spent 12 months focusing on her treatment and on Nov. 11, 2006, Minogue made an emotional return and resumed her tour. Minogue is currently working on several projects and concentrating on her tenth studio album.
B.B. KING'S BLUES CLUB SET TO OPEN AT THE MIRAGE
B.B. King's Blues Club is set to open this winter at The Mirage across from The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge and next to the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse. The 558-seat venue will feature a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night meals, and four bars; one outside and three inside. There will also be a signature retail section.
Creole cuisine fused with that southern comfort touch will highlight the menu with signature items such as Fried Dill Pickles, Gumbo Ya Ya, Ribs, Southern Fried Catfish and Banana Bread Pudding. There will be drinks from the Boll Weevil to the Wang Dang Doodle.
Adding to the dance floor, music will be offered nightly with house bands and friends of the King, who may turn up to jam.
DENNIS MILLER RETURNS TO THE ORLEANS SHOWROOM
Five-time Emmy winner Dennis Miller will bring his stand-up routine and irreverent observations to The Orleans Showroom, Oct. 9, 10 and 11. Tickets start from $49.95, call 702-365-7075.
Miller emerged on the national scene as the "Weekend Update" correspondent on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." After leaving SNL in 1991, Miller moved to HBO, where he hosted the talk show "Dennis Miller Live" for nine seasons. No stranger to television talk shows, Miller is a regular on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" and "The O'Reilly Factor." He was also host and executive producer of CNBC's "Dennis Miller," which featured conversation, opinion and humor. He even called plays alongside Al Michaels and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts on ABC's "Monday Night Football" for two seasons.
Miller has also made a name for himself as a film actor and author. His notable motion picture credits include such mid-`90s favorites as "Disclosure," "The Net" and "Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." Miller's "rant" books, including "I Rant Therefore I Am, Ranting Again" and "The Rants" have all been on "The New York Times" best sellers list.
M RESORT HOSTS INAUGURAL ITALIAN FESTIVAL
The M Resort will hold its inaugural Italian Festival poolside on Oct. 17 and 18. Admission is free to the public. The two-day festival was first begun by the Marnell family 17 years ago at the Rio when they owned the resort.
The Italian Festival combines restaurants and vendors with entertainment such as musicians, magician, jugglers and contests and tournaments. Tickets to purchase food items will be available at the ticket booths. All food items are priced at $7 or less and the cost is $1 per ticket.
FOOTBALL SEASON PROMOTIONS ARE ABUNDANT
The Las Vegas Hilton is holding a weekly Football Central party in the smoke-free Hilton Theater with all the games shown on 11 giant HDTV screens. There are radio remotes, a memorabilia display, weekly and monthly drawings, food and drink specials including $1 hot dogs and $2 20-ounce Miller Beer.
Country music legend Toby Keith's namesake watering hole, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, inside Harrah's, is offering ongoing football promotions and food and drink specials. Televised college or professional football games will be featured on 20 plasmas and a big screen. Each Sunday, a former football powerhouse will be mingling with guests, signing autographs and taking photos. When the football action ends, Toby's will feature live music seven nights a week until 2 a.m. (3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday).
Every day through October, Toby's guests who purchase a Coors Light or Miller Light will received a "Coors Light Silver Ticket" or a "Miller Lite ESPN Ticket" respectively. Each ticket will have instructions for a text-to-win promotion that could lead to prizes.
Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the football season and games, the El Cortez downtown is offering Bud Light drafts for $1 and Vienna Beef hot dogs for $2.
The M Resort is holding Sunday and Monday night viewing parties in the Ravello Lounge with radio personalities and weekly prizes and food and drink specials like a $1.50 hot dogs and 50-cent chips.
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GOLDEN NUGGET LINES UP HEADLINERS FOR DECEMBER RODEO
The Golden Nugget downtown will host country music stars and offer some rodeo promotions during the 2009 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Dec. 3-12.
The entertainment lineup for the 600-seat showroom will be: Lonestar Dec. 3; Clay Walker Dec. 4 and 5; John Michael Montgomery Dec. 10; and Rodney Atkins Dec. 11 and 12. Tickets start at just $39. The Gold Diggers nightclub will feature a country-western party each night at 9 p.m.
As host hotel for the WNFR Team Ropers, the Golden Nugget will hold a free autograph signing session with all 30 Team Roper contestants on Dec. 7 from noon until 2 p.m. Three one-day "Buckin' Bonco" blackjack tournaments will be held on Dec. 3, 7 and 10. The Golden Nugget will wrap up its WNFR festivities with a Ford F-150 truck giveaway on Dec. 12.
Charo's show at the Riviera has closed because the star injured herself from a fall after she performed on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
Las Vegas-based microbrewery Sin City Brewing Co. has opened its third Las Vegas location inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian. The new outpost features all four Sin City Brewing Co.'s custom beers on tap and logo apparel.
Vince Neil Ink at the Rio, the 2,800-square-foot ultra-rock tattoo parlor by collaborators Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe fame and rock star chopper builder Danny Koker, known as Count, of Count's Kustoms, is now open on the second floor of the Masquerade Village. Longtime tattoo enthusiasts Neil and Count have brought together a roster of six highly-respected and experienced artists. A retail boutique offers a full selection of rock star threads by Seven Clothing Company, the lifestyle brand by Count, as well as official Vince Neil Ink, Count's Kustoms, Feelgoods Rock Bar & Grill, and Seven Clothing merchandise.
Mickey Mouse and friends are on their latest musical adventure in "Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show." Classic characters will be featured in an original storyline at the Orleans Arena, Oct. 2, 3 and 4. There are five show times with tickets priced at $18.50, $23.50, 36.50 and $66.50, call 702-284-7777.
The Comedy Stop at the Sahara will feature Jackson Perdue, Mitchell Walters and Phil Palisoul, Sept. 21-27. Along with television credits, Palisoul
has opened for international comedy superstars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller and Howie Mandel.
Comic/magician and ventriloquist John Pizzi, who has opened for Jerry Vale, Joy Behar, Clint Holmes and Al Martino, will be joined by fellow comedians Dan Evans and Don Jamieson at the Riviera Comedy Club, Sept. 21-27.
The 10th annual Super Run Classic Car Show will take place Sept. 24-27 in the Henderson Events Plaza in the Water Street District. Recognized as Southern Nevada's largest car show, the four-day nostalgic extravaganza features more than 1,000 flashy street machines, hot rods, motorcycles and classic cars of yesteryears, plus entertainment. The Jan & Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence will happen on Sept. 25 at 8 pm. and country music star Aaron Tippin will perform on Sept. 26. Spectator admission is free.
Premier Beatles tribute band Fab Four Live and other stars from the V Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops, will headline entertainment in the Neon Garage for the Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Sept. 26. Other acts will include Gregory Popovich and his amazing Comedy Pet Theater and comedians Russ T. Nailz, Mike Rayburn and Wally Eastwood.
AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada) and Golden Gaming, Nevada's largest tavern operator, are inviting bike and poker enthusiasts to participate in the Ride for HOPE poker run with breakfast, lunch and five stops on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To join the poker run, the first team rider pays $30 and each additional rider $20, visit www.afanlv.org.
Jerry's Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas is presenting "A Tribute to the Life and Legend of Johnny Cash" on Sunday, Sept. 27 with shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Royal Street Theater. The cover for the show is $10 with a two-drink minimum.
Nathan Tanouye Sextet will present a free outdoor jazz concert on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Amphitheatre, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Led by composer, arranger and trombonist Nathan Tanouye, this group of professional musicians will perform original Tanouye compositions and hip arrangements of jazz standards. For information, call 702-229-4800.
THE PRESIDENTS AND THE ATARIS PERFORM AT THE VOODOO BEACH
The Presidents of the United States of America and The Ataris. The Presidents and The Ataris will perform a free show at the Voodoo Beach's rockin' summer concert series at the Rio at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.
The Presidents is an alternative three-piece rock band comprised of members, who have received two Grammy nominations. Their song "Cleveland Rocks" was chosen as the theme song for "The Drew Carey Show."
The Ataris is a pop punk band formed in 1995 and they are best known for their 2003 remake of Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer." A new studio album titled "The Graveyard of Atlantic" is expected this year.
TARGET PRESENTS ARTBEAT AND FREE CONCERTS
Alternative rock group, MAE, and progressive bluegrass band, The Greencards, will be the featured performing acts for ArtBeat presented by Target cultural arts series in October. MAE will perform on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. and The Greencards will take the stage on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Both free shows will be at the Henderson Events Plaza and will include pre-show activities.
MAE was formed in 2003 by three friends from Virginia and has released several albums. They are currently in the midst of a social movement entitled "12 Songs, 12 Months, 1 Goal: Make a Difference." The band is releasing three separate collections of music, (M)orning, (A)fternoon and (E)vening, and partnering with charitable and humanitarian organizations to make a direct and positive impact. So far, MAE has raised more than $50,000.
Singer/musician Bri Bernstein will be the opening act. A Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts student, Bernstein was a featured performer on this season's "America's Got Talent" on NBC.
The Greencards incorporate Irish folk, Romani, rock and roll music, as well as folk ballads and Latin musical scores. Founded in Austin, Texas, in 2003, the band is comprised of an Englishman and two Australians, who have released four albums. They have toured with such legends as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.
Future ArtBeat dates include Nov. 6, 13 and 20. For information, call 702-267-2171.
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