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ig Spark Music Group’s flagship artist Olivia Lane is basking in the sunshine with her new single “Make My Own Sunshine,” now featured in iHeartCountry’s Digital Integration Program. For the month of January, the vibrant single will be streamed digitally on iHeartRadio.com.

Currently streaming on Spotify, the track is available for purchase here. Adding to the buzz, the song was the most downloaded country single on Play MPE when released on December 11. An acoustic version of “Make My Own Sunshine,” co-written by Lane, producer Ilya Toshinskiy and hit-maker Jim Beavers, is included on her recently-released free mixtape, HEART UNLOCKED. “I wanted to write a song that brought a little sunshine and positivity to someone who might be having that rough Monday or going through a dark time,” shares Lane. “I try to find the silver lining in every situation and this song reflects that mentality.” Lane’s debut single “Steal Me Away” was featured in CMT’s Listen Up Music Discovery Program and she was named one of Country Weekly’s 2015 “Who’s New” artists. The fresh-faced newcomer has been immersed in the craft and tradition of Country music since she was a little girl, eager to follow in the footsteps of her mother who was a Country singer. She studied music, songwriting and acting in college at USC and immediately upon graduation moved to Nashville to pursue her lifelong dream of a career in Country music.

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DUKE BOURBON HOSTS INAUGURAL “MEETING OF THE MASTERS”; GROUNDBREAKING SPIRITS, FOOD AND WINE PAIRING CREATIVE CHALLENGE guests, led the countdown to light the 42-foot W

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uke Kentucky Straight Bourbon, crafted after John Wayne’s own Bourbon collection and tasting notes dating back to the 1960’s, hosted the first ever “Meeting of the Masters” on January 19 and 20 in Las Vegas. The worlds of spirits, wine and food came together for an epic two-day series of challenges involving a “master” from each industry including Master Sommelier Fred Dame, Top Chef Master Rick Moonen and internationally renowned and celebrated mixologist Francesco Lafranconi. What an unforgettable experience to bring together some of the most influential people from the wine, food and spirits industries,” says Chris

Radomski, Founder Duke Spirits/Owner, Hundred Acre Wine Group. “Never before have these three worlds come together to collaborate. Over the course of two days the masters and six of the top mixologists and chefs from around the country participated in a variety of challenges and got to show off their skills in pairing dishes with not only wine but spirits.” The chosen mixologists, bartenders and chefs from around the country included Kurtis Williams, Bartender at The Gladly in Phoenix; Dane Nakamura, Beverage Director and Head Mixologist of Bryan Voltaggio Restaurants; Greg Richie, Executive Chef of Soco Restaurant in Orlando; Jeremy Hawn of Seamstress in New York; Mackenzie Cavanagh of The Hawthorne in Boston; and Will Benedetto of William Collier’s, Nashville. They competed in challenges ranging from mixology to food and drink pairings and even a John Wayne lifestyle challenge. Chris Radomski and Ethan Wayne, who is the son of John Wayne and a partner of Duke Bourbon, oversaw all of the challenges along with a series of judges. 9.


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AT THE SCENE CES 2016

Las Vegas welcomes back CES 2016 Considered the world’s premier annual innovation event featuring the latest in consumer technology, CES has called Las Vegas it’s exclusive home since 1978. The event will draw more than 165,000 attendees including 45,000 international attendees from more than 150 countries. With more than 6,000 registered media from all around the world, Las Vegas will take center stage as an international innovation destination. In addition, more than 48,000 senior-level executives will attend CES and 82-percent of Fortune 100 companies have representatives here underscoring the fact that Las Vegas is a serious place to conduct business. In addition to the impact CES has on the technology world, it also benefits the Las Vegas community with nearly $140 million in direct visitor spending supporting more than 1,500 local jobs. 11.


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Season 8 of Las Vegas Fashion Week is a 5 day event being held from 15th February to the 19th February 2016 in Las Vegas, United States Of America. This event showcases products like The Official International Fashion Week Las Vegas, with worldwide media coverage from international broadcasting press to international bloggers, fashionistas, and celebrity stylists. We will be showcasing Designers and Brands in the Fashion industry from all over the world. Fashion Week Las Vegas (FWLV) Season 8 will take place February 15-19, 2016 inside New Dream fashion Media group’s Studio 5 and outside in its courtyard at 2801 South Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas Nevada 89102. Organizers had a 2 day private buyer event that was held Monday and Tuesday and three nights of runway shows with established international designers and emerging designers.

fined by risk-taking and being driven creatively. www. floor27inc.com. Ronita Wheatfall Since their beginning in December 2013, this promising apparel line has been designing trendy pieces that seem to be quite popular throughout the San Francisco Bay Area thus far. The brand’s goal is to provide the “perfect fit for the perfect woman.” Le Belle Moi believes everyone should look great in their clothes no matter what shape or size. www.lebellemoi.com Sarakaray is a bold, exquisite, out of the box, high end clothing line based in Nairobi, Kenya with aims to become a global brand. With a strong eye for tailoring and fit, the clothing line aims to create outfits that compliment every size. Sarakaray believes that every figure can look good in a custom made outfit at the hand of a creative designer. Sarakaray line is runway couture to street inspired.

THE DESIGNERS About our VIP Designers for Sea-

son 8 - International VIP Designers planned for Season 8 have been confirmed! FWLV is expecting in total, close to 24 new collections to be showcased for season 8. The largest international group comes from South Africa headed by Designer Patricia Kunjan of Jade style You ; The Jades Mixed Fashion Arts and Trading (PTY) LTD is the holding company for the brand Jade style You, and 9 other designers, a full list will be provide in early February 2016. Brittany Wise Innovative, bold, and creative. Brittany Wise - Fashion Designer & Founder of Floor 27. Raised in Morgan Hill, CA, she graduated from Woodbury University with a BFA in Fashion Design. Previously a freelance designer for stylists and companies, Brittany loves everything simple and bold. She believes good design is de-

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Season 8 of Las Vegas Fashion Week was a 5 day event being held from 15th February to the 19th February 2016 in Las Vegas, United States Of America. This event showcases products like . The Official International Fashion Week Las Vegas, with worldwide media coverage from international broadcasting press to international bloggers, fashionistas, and celebrity stylists. We will be showcasing Designers and Brands in the Fashion industry from all over the world.vid view video Photographer Paul Rodriguez-Vegas Scene.


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The SAG Awards速 Many of the brightest stars of film and television get together once a year for this congenial celebration to mingle with friends and colleagues while recognizing outstanding achievements by their peers. 10.


Actress Kimiko Glenn, winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for “Orange Is the New Black,� poses backstage at the The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Larry Busacca/Getty Images


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Rachel McAdams winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “Spotlight,� poses in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jason Merritt/ Getty Images for Turner

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any of the brightest stars of film and television get together once a year for this congenial celebration to mingle with friends and colleagues while recognizing outstanding achievements by their peers. A live simulcast invites audiences to experience all the excitement of the ceremony. Below are some of the highlights from the show and red carept. Leonardo DiCaprio, winner of the Male Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘The Revenant’ poses in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Jason Merritt-Getty Images for Turner Actress Ariel Winter attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Larry Busacca-Getty Images for Turner. Actress Priyanka Chopra attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Jason Merritt-Getty Images Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California-Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Joe Manganiello and actress Sofia Vergara attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. -Jason Merritt Getty Images Sola Bamis attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.-Larry Busacca Getty Images

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ennifer Lopez was the latest superstar to demonstrate that nothing commands the spotlight like Swarovski crystals as she kicked off her three-year residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino’s AXIS theatre. The international music and movie star called upon Swarovski to collaborate on the ultimate performance-worthy outfits and set designs for her highly anticipated “All I Have” show. Over 260,000 Swarovski crystals were used to embellish a series of costumes designed exclusively by Versace, and another 75,000 crystals were incorporated into the spectacular set design created specifically for the show. Jennifer Lopez took to the stage in a series of custom-made looks created by her longtime friend and collaborator, Donatella Versace, with costuming overseen by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. Lopez dazzled audiences in a fabulous floor length feather and crystal-encrusted duster jacket, crystal beaded

skirts, a colorful ‘BRONX’ bomber jacket and playful performance wear. Versace incorporated seven different colors of crystal into the hand-crafted designs, including Crystal, Amethyst, Light Siam and Jet. It took over 1,400 man hours to hand apply the 260,000 crystals to the multiple designs. 34.


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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 4. President and COO of Bellagio, Randy Morton along with General Manager, Olivia Brown and special guests, led the countdown to light the 4 2-foot White Fir holiday tree adorned with 7,000 twinkling white lights and 2,500 colorful ornaments. Green Valley High School’s award-winning choir began the ceremony with classic holiday tunes. On view now through January, 3 the Conservatory’s holiday display is complimentary and open to public seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On view now through January, 3 the Conservatory’s holiday display is complimentary and open to public seven days a week, 24 hours a day. and open to public seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On view now through January, 3 the Conservatory’s holiday display is complimentary and open to public seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On view now through January, 3 the Conservatory’s holiday display is complimentary and open to public.

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The newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip and exclusive to LINQ Hotel & Casino guests 21 and over, The LINQ Pool provides a cooling escape with spectacular views of the High Roller observation wheel and the LINQ Promenade. This center-strip destination features two pools, a 32-seat center bar lined with four plasma televisions and full of signature cocktails, draught beer, frozen drinks and poolside dining options from Nook Express. The main pool boasts a wet deck with lily pad daybeds available for rent, while the second pool is accessed from a standalone elevated deck with tables available for rent as well.


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Las Vegas High Roller reached new heights today as the observation wheel’s first passenger cabin was rotated to the highest point on the wheel’s rim. At 550 feet, the rotation of the cabin to the mid-center point of the rim officially makes the High Roller the world’s tallest observation wheel. www.caesars.com/linq

PARIS HOTEL & CASINO Situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the 24-acres destination resort features 2,916 guestrooms, 85,000-square-foot of casino space, world-class entertainment, 13 restaurants and authentic replicas of French landmarks, including a 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower. www.caesars.com/paris-las-vegas

MANDALAY BAY AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Mandalay Bay is a lush, tropical resort. As guests enter from the Las Vegas Strip, intricately carved stone statues silently welcome them to the Valley of the Falls where spectacular fire pots, cascading waterfalls, mythical architecture and landscaping. www.mandalaybay.com

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS AT EXCALIBUR HOTEL Tournament of Kings, the famed dinner show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino, today announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. At Excalibur Hotel & Casino, a myriad of entertainment, enjoyable food and comfortable accommodations make for an inviting atmosphere within the castle walls. Featuring the Tournament of Kings dinner show,.

WHITE LION EXHIBIT Guests are invited to participate in educational activities throughout the Secret Garden that highlight the effects of conservation efforts around the world. Fifth grade students from Joseph E. Thiriot Elementary School will showcase their artwork, essays and poems in the underwater viewing area at the Dolphin Habitat.

We hope you enjoy our featured 10 listings. For more listings and information for all things Vegas, go to: http://www.vegasscenemagazine.com/listings

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VOODOO ROOFTOP NIGHTCLUB Take the elevator to the 51st floor of the

Masquerade Tower and enjoy one of VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub’s award-wining cocktails. Bartenders concoct specialty drinks, while guests enjoy the extraordinary views of the Las Vegas Strip and dance the night away.

www.caesars.com/rio-las-vegas

THE CROMWELL Now open, the newest addition to The Cromwell Las Vegas’ luxurious lineup, Bound by Salvatore, brings a new meaning to the lobby bar experience. Salvatore’s more than thirty years of experience shines with perfectly executed classic cocktails, elegant champagne cocktails and creations. www.caesars.com/cromwell

NY NY HOTEL & CASIN0 New York-New York Hotel & Casino is turning up the flavor on its dynamic new plaza experience Love NYNY and Starbucks, as well as Hershey’s Chocolate World, which is opening this spring. The plaza is anchored by the property’s famed Brooklyn Bridge.www.newyorknewyork.com

THE MIRAGE VOLCANO The musical composition plays on a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art Meyer Sound Advances in technology allow for a more natural volcanic presentation including:: Steam and fog pouring from the sides and top of The Volcano, Water flowing down the crags of the exterior, Fire and light igniting from The Volcano’s crags - creating the appearance of fissures opening in the rock face.

SHARK REEF Dangerous predators and unusual aquatic creatures abound at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. The 90,560-square-foot aquarium holds nearly 1.6-million gallons of fresh and seawater in 14 major exhibits.Since its debut in 2000, Shark Reef Aquarium has become a must-see attraction at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

We hope you enjoy our featured 10 listings. For more listings and information for all things Vegas, go to: http://www.vegasscenemagazine.com/listings

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CONTAINER PARK A UNIQUE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE

Downtown Container Park is an open-air shopping center and entertainment venue featuring 39 shops, restaurants, and bars, located in downtown Las Vegas.

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CONTAINER PARK A UNIQUE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Location: 707 Fremont Vegas, NV 89101 The menu is anchored by fourStreet, SloppyLas Joes, includat the intersection of 7th Street and Fremont ing beef, pork, turkey or vegetarian options, sand- Street wiches, and other bar fare favorites including fried 44.


Downtown Container Park is an open-air shopping center and entertainment venue featuring 39 shops, restaurants, and bars, located in downtown Las Vegas. The innovative center, which was built from 43 repurposed shipping containers and 41 locally manufactured Xtreme cubes, celebrated its grand opening on December 5, 2013. Container Park’s shops range from boutiques offering a variety of apparel, jewelry and accessories to art galleries, home dÊcor and fixtures, offices, and a barbershop housed in a retired boxcar and caboose. The park also includes restaurants and bars with indoor and outdoor seating, and spots for a quick treat including cupcakes, an old fashioned candy shop, a gourmet popcorn store, and more. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum features a strong line-up of the most famous and infamous names associated with organized crime along with key artifacts that headline one of the most impressive collections of Mob history under one roof. The Museum presents an authentic view of the battle between organized crime and law enforcement with an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of the story. themobmuseum.org

MAKERS & FINDERS Makers & Finders, a new urban craft coffee bar in the 18B Las Vegas Arts District, celebrated its official grand opening today with U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin, local dignitaries, community leaders and neighbors. www.makersandfinderslv.com

BUNKHOUSE The Bunkhouse Saloon is a music venue, bar, and restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas. Established in 1953, The Bunkhouse Saloon has earned a reputation over the past decade as one of the valley’s best places to see both established and emerging bands. www.bunkhousedowntown.com

The new exhibit at City Hall Chamber “The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage: Acts that Built the Entertainment Capital of the World” explores both legendary and obscure stage acts from the perspective of the archives at the Las Vegas News Bureau and the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Rarely seen photographs combined with video footage and stage costumes tell the distinctive story of Las Vegas’ original hotel lounges and showrooms

Mob Bar Every Friday night, Mob Bar will be home to a 90-minute comedy show produced by Bonkerz Comedy Productions, one of the nation’s oldest and most successful comedy production companies. Saturday nights will offer an abbreviated 30-minute act followed by Mob Bar’s longstanding dueling piano entertainment. www.DowntownGrand.com

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Downtown Container Park is an open-air shopping center and entertainment venue featuring 39 shops, restaurants, and bars, located in downtown Las Vegas. The innovative center, which was built from 43 re purposed shipping containers and 41 locally manufactured Xtreme cubes. The park has been opened since 2013. Container park includes several events including concerts. downtowncontainerpark.com

SMITHS CENTER Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances .www.thesmithcenter.com

FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Freemont Street Experience is a fun and lively place to go. There are alot of paid and free activititys downtown from: ziplining, concerts, live street shows, art and more. Packages for zip line are available.

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FIRST FRIDAY’S “First Friday has been the most enduring example we have of Las Vegas’ creative class and unique culture. With the recent transition of operations to the non-profit, a growing team with increased community engagement, and the cooperation of the City and private sector, our intent is to sustain this cultural event well into the future” said Joey Vanas, Executive Director, First Friday Foundation. 

DOWNTOWN GRAND Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd, the new metropolitan center of Las Vegas. The 18-story Casino Tower and 25-story Grand Tower feature 634 guest rooms ranging in size from 350 to more than 1,200 square feet with high-definition flat-screen televisions, presidential pillow-top mattresses and high-thread count linens, visit www.DowntownGrand.com

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Dixie’s Tupperware Party – Troesh Studio Theater Tuesday, May 17 through Saturday,

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Tupperware Party – Troesh Studio Theater Tuesday, May 17 through Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices start at $33 Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with laughs, heart and hilarious fun, Dixie’s Tupperware Party contains adult innuendo and may not be suitable for children under 16. 51.


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LAKE MEAD

Passengers from Las Vegas board a Vistaliner to the Grand Canyon, featuring views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Colorado River Once at the South Rim, visitors board open-air pink Jeep Wrangler for a tour of the South Rim Tour includes narration from a Certified Interpretive Guide about the geology, wildlife and landscape for more information visit: www.nps.gov/lake/index.htm

WET N WILD In the holiday spirit of gift-giving, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is giving away 2015 Silver Season Passes every day on its Facebook page during its “12 Days of Giveaways” campaign. It begins today and runs through Dec. 16, providing members of the community a chance to win Season Passes to the waterpark to make their holidays “bigger‘n’better. wetnwildlasvegas.com

TIVOLI VILLAGE Located 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Tivoli Village offers a one-of-a-kind shopping, dining and entertainment experience with a pleasant outdoor atmosphere. In addition to an incredible list of unique boutiques and enticing restaurants, visitors can enjoy fun monthly events. www.tivolivillagelv.com

M RESORT SPA CASINO M Resort Spa Casino is a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rated resort located on over 90 acres at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort provides optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants

Aria The convention will bring thousands of Ace retailers from all across the country to Las Vegas to meet as an organization and get a sneak peek at all of the new and exciting products available from hundreds of vendors. Everything from power tools to gardening tools to paint > will be showcased during the convention and I would love to offer you.

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Only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, but a world away in atmosphere, the Resort on Mount Charleston is a rustic and relaxing pet friendly hotel retreat high in the mountains of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The air is crisp with an average temperature is 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas. It is surrounded by breathtaking views and outdoor activities for every season. www.gomtcharleston.com

BONNIE SPRNGS AT REDROCK Located just 5 minutes south of the Red Rock Visitors Center, Bonnie Springs Ranch is the perfect place to bring your friends and family for a day filled with fun, food, and live entertainment! From our Old Town to our Petting Zoo then from our Horse Stables to our Restaurant there is no shortage of things to do! bonniesprings.com

SPRINGS PRESERVE The unique Springs Preserve is located three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is the best place to explore the Las Vegas Valley’s vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and animal shows. www.springspreserve.org

THE CLIFFS Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 5,400 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan

MOUNTAINS EDGE PARK Mountain’s Edge is a 3,500-acre master planned community in southwest Las Vegas that celebrates the rich history and natural beauty of the area. Developed by Focus Property Group, it has consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 – now at No. 5 – best-selling master planned communities by leading independent real estate advisory firms.

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he project from Clique 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. The exquisite rustic-style space is designed by Alessandro Munge, the visionary who brought to life legendary interior design features of many of Las Vegas’s hippest restaurants and nightclubs, including The Mirage’s 1 OAK Nightclub. its lore.”

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io All-Suite Hotel & Casino is pleased to announce restaurateur, chef, author and Emmy Award winning television host Guy Fieri expects to open El Burro Borracho in early 2016. The restaurant will be Fieri’s second Las Vegas restaurant offering, the first being his popular Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. El Burro Borracho, or the Drunken Donkey in its literal translation, will bring a vibrant, fun atmosphere with the Guy Fieri touch. Guests will enjoy authentically prepared Mexican dishes with upscale touches and the signature, flavorful flair you would expect from Fieri. Crispy Mahi Mahi Juan Tacos, Flaming Queso Fundido, Acapulco Gold Salad, Drunken Fish Tacos, Lava Rock Shrimp, signature tortas, enchiladas, burritos and an array of house made, signature salsas are just a few of the items available on the menu. “Vegas is my home away from home, so bringin’ the Burro to Las Vegas is huge for me,” said Fieri. “I can’t wait to bring it to a location as iconic as the Rio.” “At the Rio we are all about high-energy and fun, which makes it the perfect home for Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho,” said Dan Walsh, General Manager of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. “We look forward to guests experiencing the incredible dishes and drinks paired with the party atmosphere Guy is known for.” El Burro Borracho will be steps away from the lively VooDoo Beach pool, and will carry with it a relaxed yet entertaining atmosphere that will entice guests to eat, drink and fiesta. In addition to featuring an array of signature salsas, bocaditos, street tacos and more, El Burro Borracho will have a variety of imported beers, tequilas, signature margaritas and cocktail creations.

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n the book we define Burlesque as ‘A revue showcasing political skits, ribald comedy and the most revealing of personalities’. From the book’s introduction: Beginning as a variety show with ribald humor and satirical political skits, burlesque branched out to become an empowering artful expression as well as a nostalgic nod to our past, both socially and politically.

About the book BURLESQUE is a 160-page, 11 x 11 inch coffee table book of top burlesque stars captured by some of the top photographers working today. The book is a celebration of the art of burlesque told through stunning photographs. Each performer is showcased in their own signature style. Without question, however, burlesque’s principal legacy as a cultural form was its establishment of patterns of gender representation that forever changed the role of the woman on the American stage and later influenced her role on the screen. . . The very sight of a female body not covered by the accepted costume of bourgeois respectability forcefully if playfully called attention to the entire question of the “place” of woman in American society. - Robert G. Allen, Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture (Univ. of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1991)

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riple-threat singer, songwriter and guitar player Chris Carmack (currently portraying “Will Lexington” on ABC’s hit TV series Nashville) will perform the title track of his independently released debut EP PIECES OF YOU for the first time on NBC’s TODAY on Monday (1/25), airing at 7am ET/PT. Later that night, Carmack joins Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live airing at 11/10pm CT.

PIECES OF YOU Pieces of You, rocketed to #1 on the

iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top Albums chart and released to critical acclaim with Entertainment Weekly pronouncing the project as “stunning,” Renowned for Sound claiming “one to add to the ‘awesome’ pile” and Rolling Stone Country recognizing the guitar efforts as “shot through with bursts of fiery fretwork.” Sounds Like Nashville, a division of SpinMedia, went on to characterize Carmack as “pure talent – one who isn’t afraid to paint outside the lines, and sound just as pure and as authentic in any one style as the other.” 64. 33.

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Kelsea Ballerin

iving up to the moniker of “Country’s Next Queen” (Billboard), the Black River Entertainment recording artist makes a strong statement topping multiple 2015 “Year-End” lists. She was named Billboard’s 2015 Top New Country Artist (#1) and Country Aircheck’s 2015 Top New Country Artist (#1) as well as the #2 Female Country Artist (behind Carrie Underwood). Rolling Stone Country highlighted her breakout debut “Love Me Like You Mean It” in the 25 Best Country Songs of 2015 list. Already looking ahead, Music Row Magazine chose Ballerini as a 2016 “Next Big Thing” and Radio Disney named her the newest “NBT” (Next Big Thing) featured artist. Currently touring across the country, she will join select dates on Billy Currington’s SUMMER FOREVER Tour kicking off in February, and has previously shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards® will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM – 11:00PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. After celebrating the 50th Anniversary with a record setting crowd in Texas last year, the ACM will return to Vegas for the 12th year. Though the venue is familiar, the cast will be different this year as Dierks Bentley will host the Awards for the first time. He joins ACM veteran host Luke Bryan, who will be hosting the LIVE televised event for the fourth consecutive year. Co-host and reigning Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan has earned his fourth consecutive Entertainer of the Year nomination. He previously won Entertainer of the Year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2015 and the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013. Bryan is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Home Alone Tonight” featuring Karen Fairchild. Co-host Dierks Bentley is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year. He also received his second consecutive nomination for Video of the Year for “Riser.” Bentley last won Video of the Year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2015 for “Drunk On A Plane.” He previously won New Artist of the Year Award in 2003. Kelsea Ballerini (2 nominations – Female Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year) Old Dominion (2 nominations – Vocal Group of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year)A Thousand Horses (1 nomination – New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year)


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