|Legendary comedian and impersonator Rich Little has announced “Jimmy Stewart & Friends” has once again been extended at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The hilarious one-man show will conclude its run at the Shimmer Cabaret through July 1, 2013.
Featuring more than 30 celebrity icon voices, including Cary Grant, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne, among others, “Jimmy Stewart & Friends” will take you on an adventure through the life of the famed Jimmy Stewart.
“Jimmy Stewart & Friends” is performed Saturday – Monday at the Shimmer Cabaret inside the LVH. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $70.29 plus tax and applicable fees. VIP tickets including premium seating are available for $80.29 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the LVH box office or by logging onto www.thelvh.com or www.vegas.com or by phone at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361. Guests under 21 years must be accompanied by an adult.
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RINGLING BROS. AT THOMAS & MACK JUNE 13-16
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes from June 13 – 16, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Built To Amaze! opens with the All-Access Pre-show where everyone is invited to join the fun and meet the Built To Amaze!international cast of performers as they prepare for the show. The Ringling Bros. Ringling Girls and Barnum B-Boys encourage kids to participate in a tug-of-war and kick off what will soon become an insane battle of girl power versus boy power in Built To Amaze!Audiences also can pick up some hip dance moves during the dance party, try on custom designed costumes, learn circus skills like juggling from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and even have the opportunity to witness and win a one of a kind masterpiece created by Asia, Ringling Bros. very own painting pachyderm!
Andre McClain, Ringmaster and America’s favorite cowboy takes the Ringling Bros. reins and accompanied by his horse Comanche, leads his Built To Amaze! funny and mischievous super circus supervisors, to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world’s best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart pounding performances. Ringling Bros. is thrilled to introduce nine-time international award winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia. Also new to Ringling Bros. is the Tower Tumblers, a troupe of competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine who launch themselves from trampolines to scale, repel and pass through a three-story high translucent tower. Ringling Bros. brings a spirited and fiery competition of basketball with the next generation of whirling unicyclists, the legendary King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City!
For more information, visit www.Ringling.com.
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REGGAE IN THE DESERT BACK FOR TWO-DAY FESTIVAL JUNE 15 AND 16
Reggae in the Desert, one of the most successful music festivals in southern Nevada, continues to spotlight internationally known acts. The two-day music festival, in its 12th year, will take place on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from noon until 11 p.m.at the Clark County Amphitheatre, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Steel Pulse, Luciano, Capleton, Marcia Griffiths and The Green headline this year’s impressive lineup.
Doors open at noon and the event concludes at 11 p.m. General two-day admission tickets are $60 and on sale now. Individual tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day of show, and go on sale Monday, April 22. VIP two-day packages are $120 and include: an event t-shirt, event poster, artist meet n greet, air conditioned VIP Lounge with free wine tasting. Only cash is accepted at the door for tickets on the day of the show. Children ages five (5) or younger are free. All seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketfly.com.
For a complete list of performance times and additional information, visit the event website at www.reggaeinthedesert.com.
RV parking will be available for the weekend @ $75 with no hook ups. Blankets for lawn seating are permitted as well as one unopened/factory sealed bottle of water per person. Vendors in the Caribbean Islands Vendor Village will have Caribbean-style items, exhibits, food and beverages, as well as other fare. Domestic and imported beers will be available. ATMs are now available on site.
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ROCK ICON SCOTT WEILAND BRINGS ‘PURPLE AT THE CORE’ TO THE PEARL
Rock icon Scott Weiland brings the ‘Purple At The Core’ solo tour to The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort June 1, 2013 at 8 p.m.Tickets start at $34, plus any additional service fees.
The ‘Purple At The Core’ tour marks the first time as a solo artist Weiland will be performing songs from the first two Stone Temple Pilots albums Core (1992) and Purple (1994), considered classics by the band’s fans. In addition to featuring songs from Core andPurple, Weiland and his band’s set list is expected to draw from his solo material as well as tracks from Velvet Revolver.
Considered one of the most galvanizing and energetic live front men around, Weiland’s songwriting and vocals have fueled sales of more than 40 Million albums worldwide, multiple world tours and a fistful of awards.
Doors at the Pearl will open at 7 p.m. and 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. The Pearl is now on Twitter. Follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.
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THE LAS VEGAS MEN’S CHORUS ANNOUNCES SPRING CONCERT
The Las Vegas Men’s Chours under the direction of Bruce Ewing (The Phat Pack) will hold their spring concerts on June 9th at 2:00pm. The location of the concert will be at the Community Lutheran Church at 3720 E. Tropicana Ave near Sandhill Rd.
The chorus will perform selections from Broadway hits as West Side Story, The Book of Mormon, Will Rogers Follies, Guys & Dolls, and many many more. Members from the chorus will also perform solo and group selection from other Broadway hits between coral selections. Lastly chorus member Dominc Gaon from the bass section has this to say about this performance, “I have never been so excited about our show: ‘all i really need to know i learned from BROADWAY’. You don’t have to be a music theater junkie to appreciate this show. The songs are relatable and easy to listen to. I hope people will enjoy it as much as we do!”
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“THE END OF THE WORLD PARTY” TO CONTINUE
The Act in The Shoppes at The Palazzo will continue its monthly “The End of the World Party” series on Wednesday, July 17.
The Act’s theatrical performers infiltrate the audience with all-new acts that test the very boundaries of the nightlife venue in celebration of the night’s theme. Guests determine the playlist; recommending tracks to DJs that they want to die to. For anyone who has ever agonized about what to wear, The Act enforces a dress code for party goers to wear what they have never dared. A “Last Wish” wall is the canvas for guests to express their final desires, and cupcakes fill a “Tray of Temptation” to satiate sweet cravings as if calories don’t count.
Because no one wants to go out without showcasing their very best, The Act offers an Ego Massage to feel good on the inside and a makeup booth by Mac Cosmetics to look great on the outside.
More information and a guest list for “The End of the World Party” are on the website at www.endworldparty.com.
The 15,000-square-foot, multi-level space merges aesthetic elements ranging from an Italian opera house to European cathedrals, from New York City’s Grand Central Station Post Office to a turn-of-the-century speakeasy. Guests experience the action unfold onstage from numerous perspectives, including private balcony boxes, banquettes on the dance floor and a backstage seating area that allows guests to mingle with the talent.
The ACT, managed by Variety Worldwide, is the latest venture by Hammerstein, a seasoned theatrical producer and artistic director with nearly two decades of experience and who has been recognized in publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and New York Magazine. Hammerstein is also president of the widely popular variety theatre, The Box, with locations in New York City and London. The creativity that won The Box international acclaim for award-winning design, exclusive clientele, extraordinary service, innovative live theatrical productions, and attendance by more than a million people since 2007 are channeled inside The ACT, making it the most exciting addition to the Las Vegas nightlife scene.
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Jerry Fink is an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper and writes a weekly column. To contact Jerry Fink, email him at jfink@ lasvegastribune.com.