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LVegasast yearfor theJenniJan.fer20Lopezdebutbrought her star power to Las of her new residency "All I

Have" at T+he AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 90-minute show is bil ed as an "explosive and emotional journey" showcasing all her hits and featuring state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video, and special effects, plus her signature stunning costumes and incredible choreograJenphy. Prior to the opening night peformance, Ray Liotta, Jen nifer Til y, and Holly Madison were among the celebrities to walk the red carpet. Besides also headliling her show in Las Vegas, Jennifer has joined forces with Marc Anthony’s MAGNUS Media and Sony Music Latin, announced today that they are entering in a new business endeavor with singer, actress, producer, and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez. Sony and Magnus wil be developing and producing Lopez’s next Spanish language recordings, with Marc Anthony acting as an Executive Producer. In addition, MAGNUS wil provide consulting services to Lopez in the areas of marketing, content development, and touring specifically for the Hispanic market. The first single from Lopez’s first Spanish language album in almost a decade, is slated for release in November 2016. IMAGES PROVIDE BY: CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT

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143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands

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hurchill Downs Racetrack today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will sing our national anthem at the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer and host and executive producer of his own nationally syndicated entertainment show HARRY, will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” live for more than 160,000 fans at the Kentucky Derby. The performance will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle just after 5:00 p.m. EDT and be broadcast live as part of NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage. “We are excited for Harry Connick, Jr. to perform our national anthem for the millions of Derby fans across the globe,” said Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “He’s one of the finest entertainers in the world and his performance will help make 2017 another great year at the Kentucky Derby.” Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. He has received recognition with multiple Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements on screens large and small, and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer. The debut season of his new daytime TV Show HARRY was recently recognized with five Emmy nominations, including a nomination for best host. 11.


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arry Connick Jr. is the ninth artist to perform the national anthem since Churchill Downs began the tradition in 2009. Past artists who performed the national anthem are Lady Antebellum (2016), Josh Groban (2015), Jo Dee Messina (2014), Martina McBride (2013), Mary J. Blige (2012), Jordin Sparks (2011), Rascal Flatts (2010) and LeeAnn Rimes (2009).

The $2 million Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Inaugurated in 1875, the legendary 1 1/4-mile race for three-year-olds is the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America and the first leg of horse racing’s challenging Triple Crown series. Also known as the “The Run for the Roses,” “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” and “America’s Race,” the Kentucky Derby is the most attended horserace in the nation, with more than 160,000 attendees in 2016.

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he “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, was an explosive night of must-see, one-of-a-kind musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today’s chart-topping artists. Ludacris and Vanessa brought the fun, and the funny, with their wide variety of talents as they both showed off their comedic chops, singing and dancing skills, and even some rapping from Ms. Hudgens! This year’s show aired LIVE on BOTH COASTS from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

Drake surpassed Adele’s previously held (12) all-time record for most Billboard Music Awards in a single night, winning 13 awards including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top R&B Song, and Top R&B Collaboration. Beyoncé won five trophies of her own, for Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Tour, and Top R&B Album. Twenty One Pilots won in five categories – Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Song Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song, and Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity. The Chainsmokers won in four categories – Top Hot 100 Song, Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Collaboration, and Top Dance/Electronic Song. Halsey took home three awards for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Collaboration, and Top Dance/Electronic Song. Also ending the night with three trophies were Kyla (Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top R&B Song, Top R&B Collaboration) and Wizkid (Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top R&B Collaboration, Top R&B Song). They weren’t the only multi-award winners of the night. Desiigner, Juan Gabriel, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney, and Lauren Daigle each took home a pair of trophies.


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In that spirit, Shakira

ccording to Colombian legend, the golden city of El Dorado held invaluable treasures - and many spent years searching for them. In that spirit, Shakira has hidden treasures around the globe. Yesterday fans in six continents participated to piece together the tracklisting for the upcoming album in a matter of hours in over 900 localoca tions. Go to ShakiraElDorado.com on your mobile device to join the search for El Dorado! So far, this album has spun off four massive hits. The fun started with “La Bicicleta” (The Bicycle), a shimmering fusion of urban and Colombian vallenato music in collaboration with Carlos Vives. This song spent 25 big weeks at #1 on the Billboard "Latin Airplay" chart and was certified 5x Platinum in Spain. It was followed up by the seductive track “Chantaje” (Blackmail) feat. Maluma. With over 1.1 billion views on YouTube, it is one of the platform’s biggest Latin hits in history. It also reached #1 on the "Latin Airplay" chart and was certified Double Platinum in Spain. Delighting her followers with the sensual bachata rhythm, she then released the single “Deja vu” feat. Prince Royce, which hit #1 on the Billboard "Tropical Songs" chart. Her latest hit “Me Enamoré” (I Fell in Love), which tells her love story with Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, has quickly become another hit sitting in the Top 5 of Billboard’s "Latin Pop Songs" chart.

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eminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has opened its new high-end Art Deco inspired, Mezzanine Level Casino.

The venue is over 26,000 square feet and offers 500 of the newest slot machines featuring the latest technology and 15 live-action table games including Blackjack, Double Deck Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Casino War, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em and Crazy 4 Poker. “We’re enthusiastic about opening this new casino space, which is just one of the expansion projects scheduled for this property,” said Joe Lupo, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s President. “We certainly want the Tampa Bay community to come out and experience this first-class facility that our incredible team has been working diligently on for several months.” Wimberly Interiors, considered one of the world’s leading design consultants in the hospitality industry, created the Mezzanine Level Casino utilizing an Art Deco inspiration.

The new space contains approximately 14,000-square-feet of Italian marble which is meant to highlight the natural beauty of the Italian stone throughout the Mezzanine Level Casino, while providing a luxurious atmosphere for guests. The lighting in the new venue is meant to exude elegance and class with the various chandeliers that are reminiscent of an Art Deco flapper dress, a style known for high energy and spirits. The opening of the Mezzanine Level Casino precedes a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 28, for the property’s new Orient Road Garage. To coincide with a car giveaway at the end of the month, a 2018 Audi® A5 will “drive through” the ribbon.

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HE OAK RIDGE BOYS TO APPEAR ON “DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES”

After 7 years, the memorable episode of the “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” featuring Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys will re-air on the Food Network on Friday, May 5. The episode, titled “Sauced & Spiced” was filmed at Hendersonville’s Cafe Rakka and also features Ricky Skaggs. Host Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America’s classic “greasy spoon” restaurants — diners, drive-ins and dives — that have been doing it right for decades. For local listings, visit foodnetwork.com/shows/ diners-drive-ins-and-dives. About The Oak Ridge Boys: The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist

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THE OAK RIDGE BOYS TO APPEAR ON “DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES” of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit www.oakridgeboys. com.


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lique Hospitality will combine approachable and classic food served exclusively from the kitchen of an Airstream trailer located within the 8,000 square foot space. The futuristic vehicle, known for its distinctive silver shape, will be the first of its kind in a Las Vegas restaurant and will serve as an eye catching interior design element of the venue. “The best food I’ve ever had has come from an Airstream trailer,” said Clique Hospitality Founder Andy Masi. While The Still will have a centrally located full bar that offers craft cocktails, the highlight of the beverage program will be its extensive selection of domestic and imported beer. Besides the wide array of suds on draft, over 50 craft beers from around the world will be offered to pair with meals. Menu offerings include street tacos and sliders, as well as appetizers that range from flounder fish and chips, complete with black truffle tartar sauce, to fresh oysters and lobster rolls.

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