After a successful Mother’s Day Guest Appearance, THE PHAT PACK has announced that Kristen Hertzenberg will be back for four more guest-star performances. Kristen Hertzenberg (Christine Daae in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular) will be the special guest with THE PHAT PACK beginning on Thursday, June 6 through Sunday June 9 at 5PM. Kristen was a member of the Las Vegas Phantom Company for the entire run in Las Vegas, and is thrilled to get together with “some of her boys” to sing & have a great time!
THE PHAT PACK has been playing at the Plaza Hotel & Casino since March 13, receiving rave reviews, standing ovations, and named The Best Of Las Vegas 2013 – Best All Around Performers by the editors of The Las Vegas Review Journal. THE PHAT PACK plays every Wednesday – Sunday at 5PM in the showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main Street, Las Vegas NV. Tickets are available through the Plaza Box Office by calling 702-386-2507 or by visiting www.PhatPackShow.com
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“AN EVENING OF IDIOTS: THE AMERICAN IDIOT BAND PLAYS GREEN DAY” HITS AT RED ROCK
“An Evening of Idiots: The American Idiot Band plays Green Day” will feature musicians from the national tour American Idiot who will take a break from the Tony Award-winning musical to perform Green Day’s hits during a 90-minute, free rock show at Red Rock Resort on Thursday, June 13 at 10:30 p.m. A critical sensation on Broadway and in London, the smash-hit musical *American Idiot* will perform at The Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas June 11-16.
Covering Green Day tunes spanning the band’s entire song catalog, “An Evening of Idiots: The *American Idiot* Band plays Green Day” will feature selections from “Dookie,” “Insomniac,” “Nimrod,” “Kerplunk” and of course “American Idiot,” among others. The band will perform Thursday, June 13 at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Doors open at 10 p.m. and there is no cost for admission. Guests must be 21 years or older and entry will be first come, first served and based upon venue capacity. For more information, visit www.sclv.com/concerts.
Comprised of award-winning musicians from some of the world’s most popular bands and Broadway hits, the American Idiot band features the musical talents of singers Daniel Jackson and Carson Higgins, guitarists Boris Pelekh and Daniel Vildosola, drummer Danny Young, bassist Mike Cohen and cellist Samuel Quiggins.
Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera of the same name, American Idiot is a daring new musical that tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Holiday” and “21 Guns.” For more information about the production’s June 11-16 Las Vegas engagement, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com.
Sing along with The Lips of an Angel during Fremont Street’s ‘Rock of Vegas’ Series
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FREE CONCERT BY HINDER ON JUNE 8
Sing along with “The Lips of an Angel” with a free concert by Hinder during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage. The legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue will transform into summer’s alternative destination through Labor Day weekend with a free concert series that showcases a stellar lineup of bands that take music to the edge.
Hinder debuted on the rock scene in 2005 with their first album Extreme Behavior, which sold over three-million copies in the U.S. and featured the breakthrough single “Lips of an Angel” which hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart. The album also featured hits “Better Than Me” and “Get Stoned.”
The follow-up in 2008, Take it to the Limit, surpassed Gold status after debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 80,000 copies sold first week. Meanwhile, their third effort, American Nightmare, was released in 2010. Along the way, the band has shared the stage on national tours with Mˆtley Cr¸e, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Saving Abel and more. After nearly a decade, Hinder is stronger than ever, releasing their fourth full-length album for Republic Records, *Welcome to the Freakshow.
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FREE HEADLINER CONCERTS
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will provide the ultimate nirvana for rock music fans with an exciting lineup of performances that include: Theory of a Deadman on Sunday, May 19; Fuel and Lit on May 25; Hinder on June 8; JBL presents: Summerland Tour 2013 – Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge on June 29; Three Days Grace on Thursday, July 4; Sister Hazel and Tonic on July 20; Eve 6 on July 27; The Presidents of the United States of America on Aug. 3; Third Eye Blind on Aug. 17 and Puddle of Mudd on Aug. 31. All concerts start at 9 p.m.
Nevermind is an alternative rock themed cover band produced by Face Productions that will create the haunting and memorable sounds that we all know and love including “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, “Stupid Girl” by Garbage, “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt, “Man in a Box” by Alice in Chains, “Come to My Window” by Melissa Etheridge, “Fly Away” Lenny Kravitz and many more. Nevermind is a custom Las Vegas band which will perform six nights a week, Fridays through Wednesdays beginning May 24, throughout the summer on Fremont Street Experience.
For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit the website www.vegasexperience.com. You can also become a Facebook fan of Fremont Street Experience at: http://www.facebook.com/
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SUPER SUMMER THEATRE’S 38TH SEASON PRESENTS “THE MUSIC MAN”
The 2013 Super Summer Theatre begins its season with performances of “The Music Man” on Wednesday, June 12th at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Spring Mountain Ranch is located 10 miles west of 215 on Charleston.
An affectionate paean to Small town, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Wilson’s THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Produced by Huntsman Entertainment.
—Opening night, Wednesday night, June 12
—Performances are Wednesday – Saturday
—June 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2013
—Parking opens at 5 PM; Meadow seating opens at 6 PM
—Show starts at 8 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to throw down a blanket, or bring/rent a chair in general-admission grass seating where many share a picnic dinner, indulge in treats from the concession stand and enjoy the outdoors before settling in under the stars for some super theatre.
Purchase your tickets online through our “print at home” option at ShowTix4u.com or “mail to your home” option at UNLVtickets.com. Purchase tickets in person at the UNLV Ham Hall Performing Arts Center box office (4505 S. Maryland Parkway) or Prestige Travel’s Summerlin office located in the Von’s Shopping center (7550 W. Lake Mead Blvd.). Park entrance after 5 pm is free with show ticket. Parking lot opens at 5 pm. Meadow opens at 6 pm. A limited number of tickets are available at the gate the night of the show for $20.
Remaining shows for the 2013 Season include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Legally Blonde The Musical and the Producers. For more information, call 702.594.7529. See you at the Ranch.
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VICTORIA JUSTICE BRINGS ‘THE HERE’S 2 US’ TOUR TO THE PEARL
Victoria Justice will embark on The Here’s 2 Us Summer Tour this June, including a stop at The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $33, plus additional service fees.
The singer/actress best known for her lead role in the hit TV series “Victorious” will perform a mix of hit songs from the show, choice covers and showcase a few tracks from her forthcoming solo album. A special guest support act will be announced shortly.
“I’m so excited to be going out on tour again this summer. I can’t wait to sing your favorites and share some new ones from the latest Victorious soundtrack” said Victoria Justice. “Here’s 2 Us Tour is dedicated to all of you. 2013 is our year!”
A special ticket pre-sale for Fan Club and Citi Card members will be available beginning Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. ET. In addition, Victoria Justice has teamed up with CID Entertainment to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour, including premium seats, meet-and-greets, and a special front row package. For fan club pre-sale tickets/VIP packages, exclusive tour content and more please visit: www.victoriajustice.net.
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THE IMPROV AT HARRAH’S: JUNE 4 – JUNE 9
The world-famous Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas is the longest-running comedy club on the Las Vegas Strip. The Improv’s ability to showcase young comedians, as well as bring in big names, has attributed to its longevity and success.
Each week, The Improv showcases three of the funniest and freshest faces in comedy, creating a show that is always unique and definitely funny. The comedians who will perform June 4 – June 9 are:
Ben Gleib: Ben Gleib is a stand-up comedian, actor and TV host, perhaps best known as a round table regular on the hit show “Chelsea Lately” on E!. Esquire named him one of “six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.” He is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in 20th Century Fox’s “Ice Age – Continental Drift.” Gleib also makes frequent appearances as a guest correspondent on CNN and on NPR’s “Patt Morrison’s Comedy Congress,” sharing his comedic take on politics. Gleib has also performed his stand-up on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS and on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Last Comic Standing.”
Brant Von Hoffman: For over twenty-five years, Brant Von Hoffman has been a creative force in the entertainment industry not only as a comedian & actor but also as an amazing writer, author and producer. A veteran of over 15 films, Brant has co-stared in such comedy hits as “Guarding Tess,” “Rustler’s Rhapsody” and “Police Academy.” As a stand-up comedian he has appeared in countless comedy clubs, casinos and colleges all across the country. Called a “must-have manual for any man” by USA Today, Brant and his brother went on to co-author the best-selling coffee table book “The Von Hoffmann Brother’s Big Damn Book of Sheer Manliness”. Based on the critically acclaimed success of the book the Von Hoffman Brothers then went on to write, produce and host “American Hombres” for the History Channel.
Daryl Wright: Born in Washington D.C., Daryl Wright has performed around the country, moving from San Antonio, Texas to New York City and finally landing in Los Angeles. Wright worked his way up from performing at open mics to headlining at the world-famous Improv on Melrose Avenue. Wright’s struggles serve as the backbone of his character and his comedy. From freshman comic to headliner, Wright is on the fast-track to stardom.
Shows are at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $29.05 or $44.95 (plus applicable taxes and fees) for VIP tickets that include special seating, an Improv t-shirt and post-show meet-and-greet with the comics. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals for the 10 p.m. show. Tickets are available at Harrah’s Box Office (702-369-5223) and online at www.harrahslasvegas.com.
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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 email@example.com.