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It’s Like Taking a Trip

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Las Vegas!

44th Annual Las Vegas

3 EXCITING DAYS

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Fri, Sept. 16th, 3PM -11PM Sat, Sept. 17th, Noon -11PM Sun, Sept. 18th, Noon-10 PM

A FAMILY ORIENTED FUN EVENT!

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Live Music & Dancing Greek Cuisine Greek Pastries Tour Our Magnificent Byzantine Church • Greek Folk Dance Performances • Kids Fun Zone

(A $ 38,000 value)

Or $ 25,000 in CASH

Only 1000 Tickets ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Printed and One Will Win the Grand Prize! GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH LOCATED AND SPONSORED BY

5300 S. El Camino Rd. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89118 cross streets Hacienda and Jones

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702-221-8245 www.LasVegasGreek Festival.com

Plenty of Free Parking, check our Website for more specific information.


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Kick off spring with a visit to the Springs Preserve Butterfly Habitat Butterfly Habitat The weather is warming up, and you know what that means—the return of our fluttering friends! See these beautiful creatures in a habitat created specifically for an up-close and personal experience. Commune with hundreds of free flying butterflies in a garden filled with butterfly-friendly, desert adapted plants. Learn about the important role these graceful gifts of nature play in the health of our environment, and emerge with a better understanding of what is needed for the survival of these spectacular animals. This seasonal habitat is open every spring and fall, as temperatures allow. Weather permitting, the Butterfly Habitat will be open for the spring season, March 12 - May 31, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., daily. Admission to the Butterfly Habitat is $2 for members, $3 for non-members. All guests ages 2 and up must be ticketed.

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at the scene recap AT THE SCENE RED CARPET Movie Premiere in Las Vegas

“The Neighbor”

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egas Scene Magazine had the pleasure of spending the evening with the cast of “The Neighbor”, watching the premier opening of the movie at the Palms Hotel and Casino. It was an amazing movie to say the least with actors that would blow you away like Bill Engvall, Josh Stewart, Alex Essoe and David Kallaway to name a few of the great actors and actresses that created this mind blowing movie that’s full of suspense and action. After seeing this movie, I can personally guarantee that you will never look at Bill Engvall the same again. It was an ambitious and riveting film that will make the viewers reconsider that which makes us as a society, the pitfalls of humanity and the extent at which a person would go to in the name of greed and money. This is a must watch movie for all adults to see. Executive Producers Jason Egan and Tony Sgro have teamed up with Fortress Features and the co-writers of Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and The Collector, Marcus Dunstan, who also directed the horror feature, and Patrick Melton, film stars Josh Stewart (Finest Hour, The Dark Knight Rises), Bill Engvall (“Blue Collar TV”) and Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes) to release the highly anticipated suspense-thriller, The Neighbor. The film will hold its star-studded red carpet premiere in Las Vegas at Brenden Theaters inside the Palms Casino Resort on Thursday, August 25. In the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, most people keep to themselves. But when John (Stewart) comes home to find his girlfriend Rosie (Essoe) missing, he suspects his mysterious and off-putting neighbor (Engvall – in a shocking performance) – is somehow involved. John learns that Rosie’s life is not all that is at stake after a visit to his neighbor’s cellar. It becomes clear that the seemingly quiet town is more dangerous than it looks, and John and Rosie must do more than just run away if they want to survive the night. sponsored by “movie co/ The Neighbor and , The Palms theater. EXCLUSIVE VEGAS SCENE RED CARPET INTERVIEW www.vegasscenemagazine.com

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Vegas Scene Magazine photographer: Denna Dennison downtown Mob Museum


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Weekend with Celebrities, Entertainment, Events and Fireworks

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n honor of its 50-year legacy at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the iconic Caesars Palace celebrated its golden anniversary with an opulent birthday pool party, featuring a five-tier cake, champagne toast and a 10 minute fireworks extravaganza hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. T he anniversary festivities continued on Saturday, Aug. 6 with a once in a lifetime gala headlined by world-renowned entertainers Tony Bennett, Jennifer Lopez, Howie Mandel, Wayne Newton, Donny & Marie Osmond, Matt Goss and The Righteous Brothers. Special Icon Awards were also presented to honorees that have helped shape Caesars Palace’s rich history, including Calvin Harris, Gordon Ramsay,

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at the scene recap Caesars Palace Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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n honor of its 50-year legacy at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the iconic Caesars Palace celebrated its golden anniversary with an opulent birthday pool party, featuring a five-tier cake, champagne toast and a 10 minute fireworks extravaganza hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. The anniversary festivities continued on Saturday, Aug. 6 with a once in a lifetime gala headlined by world-renowned entertainers Tony Bennett, Jennifer Lopez, Howie Mandel, Wayne Newton, Donny & Marie Osmond, Matt Goss and The Righteous Brothers. pecial Icon Awards were also presented to honorees that have helped shape Caesars Palace’s rich history, including Calvin Harris, Gordon Ramsay, Celine Dion, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld and more.

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“During the past five decades, Caesars Palace has set the standard for the Las Vegas experience,” said Mark Frissora, President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “Tonight not only do we thank our great entertainers and world-renowned chefs but we say a special thank you to our customers, employees and community partners for helping to shape our rich history and our bright future.”

As Caesars Palace first opened its doors on Aug. 5, 1966, the celebratory weekend kicked off exactly a half-century later on Friday, Aug. 5 with an evening pool party for hotel guests at the picturesque Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis. Host Gordon Ramsay led the birthday champagne toast and cake cutting with nearly 3,000 guests. Poolside guests and crowds outside the resort on Las Vegas Boulevard admired the 10-minute anniversary-themed fireworks show above the re-imagined Julius Tower at Caesars Palace. Cocktail servers dressed in bubble costumes poured glasses of champagne for guests surrounded by special lighting and an art display with ping pong balls in the Neptune Pool. Live entertainment included a performance by a roller-skating duo from ABSINTHE and DJ set by OMNIA Nightclub resident Mark Eteson. The poolside celebration concluded with the announcement of the 50th Anniversary nationwide cocktail competition winner. J.R. Starkus of Las Vegas created the Lazy Stroll, made with Plymouth gin, Cointreau, chamomile-infused honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg white, garnished with dried chamomile flowers. This winning cocktail will be served in select bars at Caesars Palace throughout the rest of the year.


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LIONEL RICHIE ADDS NEW DATES TO LAS VEGAS

HEADLINING RESIDENCY SHOW “LIONEL RICHIE ALL THE HITS” “LIONEL RICHIE - ALL THE HITS” AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO

AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO Due to extraordinary demand, multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy® Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie, has announced three additional performance dates in December 2016 for “Lionel Richie - All the Hits” at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show is jointly promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment and presented by SiriusXM. Since the show’s premiere, “Lionel Richie – All The Hits” has received rave reviews and accolades, including Vegas Seven’s “Best New Resident” in their Best of Las Vegas 2016 issue and the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award, recognizing outstanding talent across the industry.


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onic singer and entertainer, Matt Goss, will perform his final show in The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace Saturday, September 24.

Goss’successful six-year run at Caesars Palace enlivened audiences with his classic Vegas show, with a dynamic modern twist.The tuxedo-clad crooner’s sold-out shows have received incredible reviews from fans and press from around the globe, including the Los Angeles Times, which called it the“hottest show in Vegas.” Boasting an undeniable charm and world-class velvet voice, his intimate performance has charmed audiences from all around the world. Notable guests who have attended his residency include Sharon Stone, Jason Statham, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones, Paula Abdul, Demi Moore, Michael Irvin, P. Diddy, Jerry Lewis and Dick Clark. “I have a deep love for Las Vegas and the people that live and visit here. Since I was a kid, I have always been in awe of its iconic entertainment history. I have seen shows come and go, and realize how hard it is to sustain a successful one so I am beyond proud and honored to be part of the rich heritage of Caesars Palace,”said Matt Goss.“I have sold millions of records and have played some of the greatest venues in the world, but I pride myself on this beautiful room that I created with so much love and

respect for its history. Let’s all celebrate together at my final shows.” “Matt Goss has been an incredible addition to our lineup of headliners.We thank him for showcasing his dynamic talents and entertaining our guests here at Caesars Palace,”said Gary Selesner, President of Caesars Palace.“Matt is a world class entertainer who has brought his renowned style and glamour to Las Vegas, and is a modern day symbol of what makes this city so daring and irresistible. In addition, he has been a tireless spokesman for Caesars Palace and LasVegas in general. I can’t thank him enough for his many contributions and look forward to the next chapters for Matt and the room he graced for the

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Baja East held its Fall ‘16 Ready-to-Wear runway show on February 13, as part of New York Fashion Week.

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aja East held its Fall ‘16 Ready-to-Wear runway show on February 13, as part of New York Fashion Week. To complement the latest apparel collection from the brand, all models hit the catwalk wearing a variety of FILA Heritage shoe styles. Among the featured footwear was the FILA Drifter and the FILA Cage, with design details such as faux shearling, croc and metallic embellishments. Last month, Baja East released its 2016 Pre-Fall lookbook, highlighting the newest men’s and women’s collection from design duo Scott Studenberg and John Targon. The 27 featured looks included the company’s signature “loose luxury” styles like harem pants, t-shirts and cotton knits, as well as a range of dressier options, from dresses to wrap tops. Each look was paired with FILA’s Drifter slide. FILA worked with Baja East on the faux shearling versions of the Drifter, as pictured in the lookbook and as seen on the runway, bringing a touch of high-end luxury to a classic silhouette. The collaboration continues, as the Baja East + FILA Drifters will be available at a variety of retail locations including: • Hirshleifers: Manhasset, Long Island • Maxfield: Los Angeles • Opening Ceremony: New York • Curve: New York, San Francisco and Miami locations • SSENSE.com • FORWARD By Elyse Walker (fwrd.com) • At Ease On Sunset: South Miami, Florida

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Chef Charlie Palmer Unveils

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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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HELL’S KITCHEN Season 15 Winner

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Ariel Malone Makes Her Debut as Head Chef at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas ot off the heels of her season 15 win on Gordon Ramsay’s hit FOX reality show, HELL’S KITCHEN, Ariel Malone is ready to cash in her prize as Head Chef at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas. Malone has created new blackboard specials to jump into the exciting Las Vegas culinary scene.

Inspired by her time on the television show, BLT Steak’s classic steakhouse cuisine and seasonal ingredients, Malone has created the following specials to be featured weekly on the blackboard menu: Week of July 25: Pan-seared chicken breast with gremolata butter, spring peas and baby carrots Week of August 1: Cucumber tomato salad with romaine lettuce, shallots, garlic, parsley and lemon Week of August 8: Seared scallops in black bean puree with a summer corn salsa Malone hails from Teaneck, New Jersey, where her passion for cooking began more than 10 years ago in the solace of her home kitchen. While not classically trained, Malone began working in kitchens, absorbing as much as possible, including a variety of cuisines and techniques. After fostering her skills, she decided to take a major leap of faith and compete in the 15th season of HELL’S KITCHEN. Throughout the competition, Malone made waves for being unapologetically proud of who she is and her impressive talent. Equally as important, Chef Gordon Ramsay stated her, “creativity and attention to detail has been second to none.” In the end, Malone came out on top, earning her the grand prize of $250,000 and head chef position at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas. Malone looks forward to quickly making her mark on BLT Steak and Las Vegas by bringing her creativity to more blackboard specials and her attention to detail to restaurant’s signature menu items. If you’re lucky, you might catch her in the dining room greeting guests and taking photos with fans. BLT Steak is open daily, with the bar open at 4 p.m. with happy hour till 6 p.m., dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. BLT Steak is also home to Vegas’ iconic brunch destination, Sterling Brunch, offered Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please call 702-967-7258 to make reservations or for more information.

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