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Welcome Letters

Tournament Schedule

For the Love of the Game

Tournament host Michael Jordan and golf — a perfect match

ARIA Resort & Casino® THIS IS HOW WE VEGASTM

The Shops at Crystals

Unparalleled shopping awaits at Crystals — just steps away from ARIA

Zarkana by Cirque du Soliel® TM

Non-stop jaw-dropping acrobatics take center stage at ARIA

Shadow Creek Golf Course

A hole-by-hole profile of the tournament site, one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses

Stargazing at the 2013 MJCI

A look back at last year’s star-studded event

Charities

Five charities — Make-A-Wish®, the James R. Jordan Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Opportunity Village and Cats Care — are the beneficiaries of this year’s MJCI

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WELCOME TO THE MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL IT IS AN HONOR to once again host the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at the beautiful

ARIA Resort & Casino and Shadow Creek, one of my favorite golf courses in the world. This is the tournament’s 13th year and I have no doubt this will be our best event yet. As always, an amazing lineup of celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment will join me for fierce competition on the golf course and fun events — all in the name of charity.

I am proud to say that since the tournament began, we have raised almost $7 million for a variety of deserving charitable organizations. This year’s beneficiaries are Make-A-Wish, the James R. Jordan Foundation, Cats Care and local charities Keep Memory Alive and Opportunity Village. In addition, the participating celebrities will compete for a $150,000 purse to be donated to his or her charity of choice.

I extend my sincere thanks to all of the celebrities for their support and participation, and to our generous sponsors, hardworking tournament staff, dedicated volunteers and the many others who contributed to making this year’s Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational a reality.

I look forward to spending time and competing with this incredibly talented group of players. I hope you enjoy your experience at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational and the spectacular Shadow Creek. Warm Regards,

Michael Jordan Tournament Host

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WELCOME TO THE ARIA RESORT & CASINO THANK YOU FOR BEING PART of the 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.

It is with great excitement that we welcome Michael, his friends and all of you to Las Vegas, ARIA and Shadow Creek for what we believe is a very special program. We share Michael’s philanthropic commitment to important causes affecting people throughout the country, as well as here in our own community, and it is a true honor to partner with him on this endeavor.

We know how to throw a party like no other destination and our team has trained and prepared for this exceptional event. During your time with us, I hope you discover all that makes ARIA unique — from its unprecedented combination of high-end service and spectacular amenities to its striking design. Both ARIA and ARIA’s Sky Suites are recipients of the AAA Five Diamond Award — the most sought-after symbol of excellence in the hospitality industry. For us, those Five Diamonds represent a commitment we have made to our guests to provide memorable experiences and superior service at every turn. For only the fourth time and only for this event, Shadow Creek, one of the country’s most exclusive golf courses, has opened its gates to the public. Perennially ranked among the country’s top courses, Shadow Creek’s spectacular environment makes guests feel as if they’ve been transported to another world. Located on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Shadow Creek continues to achieve national recognition and the kind of startling mystique reserved for only a select number of golf courses.

Welcome to the Entertainment Capital of the World and ARIA. We are pleased to host you and hope you enjoy the magic of Las Vegas. Our team stands ready to ensure that your weekend is filled with unforgettable moments.

Robert H. Baldwin President & COO ARIA

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TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT Tournament Hosts ARIA Resort & Casino Michael Jordan Executive Committee Carl Cohen Bill Cramsey Pete Falcone Stefanie Ishii Curtis Polk Estee Portnoy Tournament Managers Sarah Adams Andrea Feldberg Kevin Marsh ARIA Marketing Tom Evans Patricia Galas

Celebrity Services Leslie Jones Courtney Keeler Tara Melby

Hospitality Management Tim Heitmann April Raupple

Public Relations/Media Jenn Michaels Scott Ghertner Natalie Mounier Alyson Sadofsky Sponsorship Services Natalie Sudell Summer Weissing Tournament Operations Scott Bowles Kevin Curtis Tyler Curtis Jay Etheridge

Tournament Staff

Emily Adams Francisco Amado Angelica Cutri Erin Devlin Albert Doby Sue Hedderman Ryan Jamison Susie Lee Allison Lopez Zack Malisow Brandy McCallum Tanya Nicholas Greg O’Mahony

Tournament Staff (cont.) Alex Santoro Bianca Sloan Hannah Sosa Christa Swedberg Joe Sweeney Volunteer Chairperson Lori Calderon

Shadow Creek Las Vegas General Manager, PGA Mark Brenneman Director of Golf

Monte Montgomery

Superintendent, GCSAA Tim Cloninger Hasak, Inc. Art Director

Larry Hasak

Business Manager

Melody Manolakis Graphic Designer Eric Guenette

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Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Magazine published in conjunction with: ARIA Resort & Casino Hasak, Inc. JP Sports + Entertainment, LLC Jump.DC Shutterfly, Inc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 866-383-6874 OR VISIT MJCIGOLF.COM

All rights reserved. No portions of the magazine may be reproduced or used in any other media without the written permission of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for any message or offerings made in any advertising, nor libel for any misrepresentations made by the advertisers.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Thursday, April 3rd

Play begins at 7:30 a.m. FIRST ROUND of MJCI Celebrity-Amateur Competition

Friday, April 4th

Play begins at 7:30 a.m. FINAL ROUND of MJCI Celebrity-Amateur Competition

Saturday, April 5th Play begins at 9:00 a.m. FIRST ROUND of MJCI

Sunday, April 6th

Play begins at 9:00 a.m. FINAL ROUND of MJCI

3:30 p.m.

(IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PLAY) AWARDS PRESENTATION — 18th Green

*Schedule is subject to change

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PAST MJCI WINNERS 2012

2007

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Winners

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2001

Janet Jones-Gretzky & Dan Quinn

65-67–132

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Janet Jones-Gretzky & Vince Coleman

67-66–133

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Rollie Fingers & Judd Nelson

64-70–134

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Brett Hull & John McEnroe

67 (Rain Out Second Day)

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Tom Brady & Michael Jordan

66-68–134

2007

Dan Jansen & Stone Phillips

68-65–133

2008

Janet Jones-Gretzky & Vince Coleman

67 (Rain Out Second Day)

2009

Julius Erving & John Smoltz

65-64–129

2010

Julius Erving & John Smoltz

68-66–134

2011

Michael Jordan & Toni Kukoc

68-67–135

2012

Brandi Chastain & John Smoltz

66-72–138

2013

Vince Coleman & Ozzie Smith

66-67–133

Angie Everhart & John Smoltz

2002

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64-70–134 (Tie)


FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME B y Al y so n Sa d o fsk y

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YOU MIGHT THINK that the legendary Michael Jordan would have sunk a hole-in-one the first time he picked up a golf club and mastered the game by the time he made the turn for the back nine. But as anyone who has ever played a round of golf knows, that doesn’t happen, even for the all-time greats. Jordan was a latecomer to the game of golf. He didn’t start playing until after he left college. Introduced to the game by fellow North Carolina alum, PGA TOUR star Davis Love III, and some other close friends, Jordan was immediately hooked. In the years since he picked it up, Jordan has played thousands of rounds on courses all over the country and world — well-known and unknown, in extreme heat and frigid cold, in sickness and in health. “It’s no secret that I’m extremely competitive,” says Jordan. “Golf feeds perfectly into my competitive nature. It’s not something you can truly master. My game, like all golfers’, is always evolving.” The strongest part of Jordan’s game, according to him, is his putting, while the weakest part, he says with a laugh, is “everything else!” A 6 handicap, his most comfortable yardage is 110 and his most trusted club is his putter.

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Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE

A young MJ works on his game.

* * * * * * This year marks the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), the fourth held in Las Vegas at the also legendary Shadow Creek. The famed course, with a mystique like few others, is one of Jordan’s favorites and was a natural choice when the tournament moved from its original home at the Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. “I’ve played Shadow Creek more than 100 times,” says Jordan. “It’s both incredibly beautiful and incredibly challenging.” Jordan has teed it up at the ultra-exclusive Shadow Creek with pros Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, among others; scores and stories, sadly, remain private. Jordan’s best score at the course is a 69 and his favorite hole is No. 8, which he calls “a terrific par 3, and absolutely gorgeous.” He is a two-time MJCI winner, pairing with NFL great Tom Brady in 2006 and former Chicago Bulls’ teammate Toni Kukoc in 2011 to take home the trophy. “It gets pretty intense out there,” Jordan explains of his tournament competitors. “We have a lot of current and former athletes who attend and everyone is out to win.” But as much as he loves the golf and the camaraderie of old friends and new at MJCI, it’s the tournament’s charitable component that he finds most meaningful. Since it began, the tournament has raised $7 million for a variety of worthy causes. This year’s beneficiaries include Make-A-Wish (for

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* * * * * * While he’d rather be out on the links himself, Jordan is also an avid student and spectator of the game. In 2009, Couples asked Jordan to serve the President’s Cup team as an “unofficial” assistant captain as the United States took on an international team representing the rest of the world (minus Europe) in the biennial competition. And Jordan is a regular on the sidelines of the Ryder Cup, the U.S. vs. Europe competition, attending every Cup match since 1995. In 2012, old friend Love tapped Jordan to be the team’s honorary captain.

Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America/Getty Images

which Jordan serves as Chief Wish Ambassador), the James R. Jordan Foundation, Cats Care, Keep Memory Alive and Opportunity Village.

* * * * * * Jordan became the first former player to become the majority owner of an NBA franchise when he took the helm of the Charlotte Bobcats (which will reclaim the “Hornets” moniker next season) in 2010. But his busy schedule with

At the 2012 Ryder Cup with Davis Love III and Fred Couples.

the Bobcats, his myriad business ventures, charitable obligations and family commitments doesn’t allow for as much time on the links as he would like. But don’t we all try to make time for the things we love to do? Jordan is no exception. In 2013, Jordan moved into his new home in MJ’s very recognizable golf cart. the Bear’s Club, an exclusive golf community in Jupiter, Fla. When he’s not in Charlotte with his team or on business travel elsewhere, a trip to the golf course is now no further than his backyard. For a man who has played 108 holes in one day, it’s a welcome head start. On his home course — and here in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek — it’s impossible to miss Jordan. His Carolina blue and white golf cart, replete with Jumpman logo on the front, Gatorade in the cup holder and booming music stands out and always draws a crowd. “I’m able to relax in my own way with my friends playing golf,” Jordan explains. “If I’m going to play, I play to win. That’s enjoyable to me. That’s fun.” Michael Jordan and golf. A perfect match. • 2014 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

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WHAT’S NEW AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO NO CITY IN THE WORLD is like Las Vegas and within

this non-stop city of lights, entertainment and excitement is ARIA Resort & Casino, a cutting-edge, destination resort in the center of it all. ARIA has earned its place among the finest hotels in the country having received the highly coveted AAA Five Diamond Award in its first year and maintaining that level of excellence ever since. Soon after, the spectacular ARIA Sky Suites were recognized with both the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards, also distinguishing it among the country’s premier luxury hotels. With these honors, ARIA boasts two award-winning hotels with distinct experiences all under one roof. Even with all these accolades, ARIA continues to develop dynamic new offerings to provide guests with even more reasons to visit again and again. Check out all that’s new: For foodies everywhere, ARIA serves up an impressive culinary line up from a collection of the world’s most-renowned chefs and restaurateurs including Michael Mina, Sirio Maccioni, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Masa Takayama, Shawn McClain and Julian Serrano.

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Now FIVE50 Pizza Bar along with a newly remodeled buffet serve up more tantalizing options. Pizza and beer anyone? That has been taken to a new level at ARIA where James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain debuted his first casual concept, FIVE50 Pizza Bar, located next to the action of the Race & Sports Book. The restaurant, featuring built in wood-fired ovens, a high-energy bar and a walk-up slice counter for guests on the go, also offers small plates, handmade pastas, an artisanal charcuterie selection, decadent desserts and an impressive beer selection. The name “FIVE50” is inspired by the temperature pizza is cooked at and, more importantly, is the time the pizza bar celebrates a special happy hour offering daily. This is McClain’s second venue at ARIA — the chef is the visionary behind the popular Sage restaurant. Not sure what you are in the mood for? The ARIA Buffet may be the answer. Enjoy exploring all the areas of the redesigned feast for the senses including everything from Asian, Italian, Mediterranean and Latin to Tandoori, Carvery, Salad Bar and Sweets. Traditional buffet favorites, such as unlimited crab legs and grilled prime meats carved to guests’ specifications, remain and are enhanced with new offerings such as the fish market station, displaying a selection of fresh fish and shellfish with skilled chefs cooking the day’s catch right before guests’ eyes. Look beyond all of this diverse and extremely tasty dining and you’ll discover the impressive new cocktail and wine programs throughout the resort. At Sage, ARIA’s mixologist

James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain and Executive Chef Richard Camarota

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The Buffet at ARIA


Now Five50 Pizza Bar along with a newly remodeled buffet serve up more tantalizing options

Five50’s Truffle Pizza

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Craig Schoettler has elevated the beverage offerings to mirror Chef Shawn McClain’s commitment to seasonality by incorporating the use of fresh fruit purees and homemade bitters into daily cocktail offerings. He’s also developed an ice program with flavored ices and crystal clear cubes for sipping spirits; has created a house-made syrup program that produces fresh ginger, vanilla and coffee demerara; and has collected an extensive list of brown spirits that focuses on rare bourbons and scotches. To round out the choices, Sage’s Master Sommelier Nick Hetzel and ARIA’s Director of Wine Kim Wood have put together a well-curated wine list. With the interest in craft beer continuing to grow, ARIA expanded its award-winning food and beverage program with the March debut of Cabaletta, a Saison Golden Ale brewed exclusively for ARIA by Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Cabaletta's light and crisp body is comprised of pilsner malt and wheat, accented with

herbal and grassy German hops, resulting in a rich color and earthy aroma. It offers a sophisticated yet approachable beverage option that can be appreciated by craft aficionados as well as the casual beer drinker. ARIA’s personal brew is available on tap throughout the resort’s restaurants, bars and lounges. ARIA Mixology Las Vegas, known as the City of Entertainment, has earned this reputation through awe-inspiring productions and a variety of shows that provide something for everyone. Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil® at ARIA is no exception. This production is a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacular featuring an international cast of 70 world-class acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists performing acts that can’t be seen anywhere else in Las Vegas. Recently added to the show’s roster is a must-see aerial strap act performed by twin brothers who deliver a breathtaking performance evoking an aerial hand-to-hand number.

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NOW SLICING. Here’s where you’ll find pizza by award-winning Chef Shawn McClain, beer by microbreweries, and an atmosphere by ARIA. Whether it’s 2 pm or 2 am.

Aria.com | Dining Reservations 877.230.2742


HAZE Nightclub

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Photo by Maya Lin, Silver River, 2009 ©2009 Maya Lin

Groom’s Lounge at the Wedding Chapel

MAYA LIN Silver River, 2009 located in the Main Lobby


The Wedding Chapel at ARIA

Hour Passion

After the exhilarating show, you may not want the night to end and ARIA knows how to keep the party going. From bars and lounges to the invigorating HAZE Nightclub, there’s a place for everyone to catch up with old friends, make new ones and celebrate good times. If that celebration includes a couple in love, the chrome, gated double doors of The Wedding Chapel at ARIA, which opened this past year, provides an unexpected Vegas wedding experience for tying the knot. Inside the chapel, delicate live flowers weave their way up walls upholstered with infinity symbols to create a sense of romance and opulence. Adjoined to the chapel for easy access, private bride and groom rooms provide a gathering place to prepare for the special day. The groom’s room is the envy of all men with its lounge featuring a pool table and wet bar allowing the groomsmen to relax and enjoy a unique bonding moment. If your passion is for watches, check out Hour Passion, the new multi-brand watch boutique. With some of the most globally revered brands including Longines, Rado, Tissot, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Calvin Klein, Swatch and Flik Flak, you’re sure to fall in love before leaving this store. With so much new to see and experience, complementing all that ARIA already has to offer, the options allow guests to design the ideal trip filled with just the right amount of energy, excitement, indulgence, pampering and relaxation one can handle. • 2014 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

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THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS AS GUESTS JOURNEY THROUGH

a world of couture, art and culinary delights within The Shops at Crystals, they will discover many of the most-celebrated retailers in the world as well as the largest collection of flagship locations in the United States. Truly a shoppers’ paradise, Crystals is home to many unique-to-market luxury stores including Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent, Brunello Cucinelli, Harry Winston, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney and Tom Ford. The Shops at Crystals was designed to be unlike any other shopping experience. Each store was created with a design concept that has never been used elsewhere, with many stores offering items that can’t be found elsewhere. This unique approach provides even the most discriminating shoppers with bragging rights when they discover special items created exclusively for this location. Crystals recently welcomed several fabulous retailers to this spectacular list to further entice the avid shopper. LALIQUE, the internationally renowned inventor of modern jewelry and master in the art of glassmaking, brings the first home goods boutique to Crystals. Loro Piana continues its six-generation legacy of delivering fine cashmere, wool products and luxury goods from Italy and showcases the new “Gifts” offering. The premier Swiss watchmaker and jeweler, Richard Mille, expands its collection to Crystals with a new showroom and exclusive VIP area. Tourbillon’s new boutique is the largest and most impressive store to date within the Swatch Group family. Only in a Tourbillon boutique can guests peruse prestigious brands such as Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Leon Hatot and Omega under one roof. In homage to the parent company's namesake, a selection of exclusive watches and jewelry from the Swatch brand is featured at the Crystals’ location. 2014 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

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Established in Rome in 1962, the legendary house of Valentino expands to The Shops at Crystals and carries the largest selection of products in Las Vegas with items from all retail categories including the latest ready-to-wear, handbag and shoe collections. Traveling in style is easy with a piece from German luxury luggage manufacturer, RIMOWA. The flagship location at The Shops at Crystals offers exclusive items, including the new leather goods collection and RIMOWA accessories. This month Crystals welcomes a luxury beauty destination with the opening of the first Sisley

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boutique in the country. The boutique features Sisley’s high-end skincare, makeup and fragrance collections along with areas for private skincare consultations, full makeup applications and an exclusive spa room where customers can experience Sisley’s signature facial treatments. Multiple landmarks can be found throughout Crystals such as a three-story sculptural Tree House designed by David Rockwell, a striking staircase inspired by Rome’s Spanish Steps, a “changeable artwork” flower carpet reflecting the seasons, and cutting-edge ice and water sculptures. Around every turn awaits a remarkable experience. At the heart of Crystals is the incredible customer service delivered by the Concierge, who serve as fashion consultants, personal shoppers and more. Whether securing reservations at one of MGM Resorts’ dynamic restaurants or shows, or selecting the season’s hottest items, the Concierge deliver a level of personalized service that sets a new benchmark in the retail industry. The Concierge Desk is located at the “trunk” of the iconic Tree House. All this exploring and shopping leads to a need to fill more than one’s wardrobe, and Crystals’ dining options are as gratifying as the stores. From SHe by Morton’s, a dining and nightlife concept launched by Eva Longoria and partner Tilman Fertitta, Pan-Asian cuisine at Social House and Mastro’s Ocean Club to


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Todd English P.U.B., Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina and the newly opened Bobby’s Burger Palace by Food Network star and celebrity chef Bobby Flay, the cuisine choices are widely varied and sumptuous. When the shopping experience is complete, your room awaits just steps away if staying at ARIA, Vdara or Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Crystals also offers complimentary, 24-hour valet and, as part of its commitment to sustainability, complimentary electrical vehicle charging. For a full list of the stores at Crystals, please visit crystalsatcitycenter.com; store hours are Sunday — Thursday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – midnight. For more information, call (702) 590-9299. •

CRYSTALS FUN FACTS

• Crystals has more high-end flagship stores than any other shopping center in the

United States including the largest Louis Vuitton in North America and flagships for the houses of Prada, Bottega Veneta, FENDI, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Dolce & Gabbana Men’s and Women’s, Roberto Cavalli, Bally, Tourbillon, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Ermenegildo Zegna.

• In addition to an extensive list of flagship stores, Crystals houses Las Vegas’ largest Hermès,

Cartier, Harry Winston, Dior, Balenciaga, RIMOWA, Loro Piana, Valentino and Pucci stores.

• Crystals has the largest collection of unique-to-market luxury stores in Las Vegas including

Tom Ford, Brunello Cucinelli, BVLGARI, Donna Karan, H.Stern, Kiki de Montparnasse, Kiton, Lalique, Lanvin, Mikimoto, Miu Miu, Nanette Lepore, Paul Smith, Porsche Design, Stella McCartney, TAG Heuer, Richard Mille, Saint Laurent Paris and more.

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NON-STOP JAW-DROPPING ACROBATICS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT ARIA ZARKANA TM

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® is known throughout the world for its creative, colorful and awe-inspiring productions that challenge the imagination and the limits of the human body. Since this Quebecbased company began in 1984, close to 150 million people in more than 40 countries on six continents have witnessed the spectacle that is Cirque du Soleil. ARIA is proud to be the new home to Zarkana™ following hugely successful engagements at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid and Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace Theatre. TIME magazine

proclaimed it “the show of the summer” in New York City and The New York Times called it “aahinspiring.” During its triumphant 2011-2012 international run, Zarkana was seen by more than 1.5 million people. The new resident show at ARIA joins other long-running shows in Las Vegas including “O” at Bellagio, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York, KÀ at MGM Grand, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay. Zarkana is a spirited voyage through an abandoned 2014 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

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theater where an extraordinary circus comes to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. “Zarkana’s set and visuals depict a universe that is boldly new,” said Zarkana’s director, François Girard, who is best known for his film The Red Violin. “We are very proud of the acrobatic content, surely one of the strongest ever presented.” Zarkana is a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacular featuring an international cast of 70 world-class acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists. A number of the high-level acrobatic acts are unique to Zarkana and cannot be experienced in any of the other Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. These acts include a ladder balancing act, a rhythmic juggler, the banquine and Russian bar acts, flag manipulation, a high wire act involving fire and an artist who recreates the show’s scenes in sand. Recently added to the show’s roster is an aerial strap act performed by twin brothers on single and double straps. They deliver a breathtaking performance evoking an aerial hand-to-hand number. Also new to Zarkana is the music. Composer Nick Littlemore, a prolific Australian musician, songwriter and producer, perhaps best known as front man of the acclaimed Sydney-based electronic act PNAU, and one half of the electro-pop duo Empire of the Sun, has created new tracks for the show. During the 90-minute show, guests will hear six new tracks along with another one third of the tracks that were re-orchestrated. The name Zarkana is a fusion of the words “bizarre” and “arcane” (arcane meaning “mystery” or “secret”). The twisted fictional world of Zarkana is an elusive destination that is fantastic yet bizarre. The name refers to the irresistibly odd and delightfully strange aura of this place and its inhabitants. Zarkana performs Friday through Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (877) 253-5847, (702) 531-2031 or visit ARIA’s website, aria.com. •


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FROM AN ELEVATED TEE, this

aesthetically pleasing hole has a large, visible bunker on the left side with a stream running the length of the hole. The approach requires an accurate mid-range to short shot into a receptive green guarded by a bunker on the right side and water on the left.

344 yards

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accuracy “down the middle.� The beautifully groomed fairway is guarded by large trees on the right side and an unrewarding swale to the left. As players approach the green, there is a large drop-off that is heavily bunkered.

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A LONG TEE SHOT is necessary

between a large calming pond and bunker on the left and trees on the right. This is followed by an equally long, uphill second shot into a bunkerless green. An error made over the green will leave a very difficult chip.

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THIS SIGNATURE PAR-5 requires

a long, accurate drive favoring the right-center of the fairway. A large scenic pond runs down the left side with deep bunkers and a weeping willow hugging the corner. Fairway shots should remain right-center as the hole narrows toward the small, receptive green.

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A GORGEOUS VALLEY of pine

trees grabs any golf shot not well-struck and left short of the green. This forest makes No. 5 one of the most visually intimidating holes on the course.

par 3

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ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT

par 4s on the course, No. 6 is a slight dogleg right. The width of the fairway is narrow with a bunker on the right side and the approach shot will leave a long iron to a green protected by deep bunkers on the right. This green is the largest on the course, slopes from back to front and left to right, and is a true test from tee to green.

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par 5

490 yards

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three-shot hole starts with a nice, wide fairway. The second shot should be carefully placed between multiple bunkers. The green can be approached on the ground or in the air if the pin is on the right side, but it it’s on the left, a high-lofted shot is required.

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THE SECOND OF Shadow Creek’s

par 3s sits alone in a breathtaking valley. The hole plays a little shorter than normal because it is downhill; however, the bunker short left of the green should be avoided if possible.

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par 3

162 yards

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A DRIVE AVOIDING a creek on

the left and in between fairway bunkers is a must on this visually stunning hole. The closely mowed fringe on the righthand side will kick a ball onto the green. Although the back-left pin affords a view of the stone bridge, it might be the toughest pin on the course.

391 yards

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ONE OF THE PRETTIEST HOLES

on the course, No. 10 is a mediumlength, dogleg-right par 4 around a large fairway bunker. A tee shot steered too far from the bunker will go through the fairway into an elegant family of pine trees. The amphitheater green, dominated by a large pine tree short and right, can be attacked by running a shot up the left side or a lofted shot over the greenside bunker.

10 HOLE

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11 HOLE

par 4

284 yards

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THIS IS THE SHORTEST par 4 on the course and requires a lot of thought. A pin on the left side of the green can be approached aggressively; however, any pin on the narrow, right side of the green is best attacked with a full wedge second shot. Players must avoid the treacherous bunker at all costs.

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12 HOLE

par 4

355 yards

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par 4 is the last good opportunity for a birdie prior to the difficult stretch of the final six holes. After a well-placed drive, a short iron is called upon to a large uphill green that slopes severely back to front. Any approach shot past the pin will result in a tough two-putt.

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THE PICTURESQUE TEE SHOT

must be played to a long, undulating and narrow green. The green is guarded by a bunker on the front, right side and a pond situated 30 feet below the putting surface that will catch any errant tee shot to the right.

13 HOLE

par 3

203 yards

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14 HOLE

par 4

THIS DIFFICULT DOWNHILL

14th hole forces a precise tee shot favoring the left side of the fairway. From there, a large pine tree guards the left side of the green and an exquisite lake guards the right. Missing this green will result in a difficult up-and-down.

442 yards

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15 HOLE

par 4

433 yards

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A SET OF DEEP BUNKERS

lines the right side of the fairway and a meandering stream runs down the left side — both of which must be avoided on the tee shot. With a solid drive, a mid-to-long iron awaits the approach shot to a deceptively sloped green.

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THIS MASSIVE PAR 5 can seldom

be reached in two. Bunkers guard the right side of the fairway and a large grove of pine trees guards the left. After a precise lay up, the approach shot must find the putting surface or players will be left with a very difficult recovery.

16 HOLE

par 5

561 yards

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17 HOLE

par 3

THE SMALL GREEN is framed

beautifully with a pond guarding the front of the green and an enchanting waterfall protecting the back left portion. The shortest of Shadow Creek’s par 3s can be very challenging depending on the direction of the wind. There simply is no room for error.

140 yards

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AFTER A WELL-PLACED tee shot

over water, a decision must be made to either go for the green in two or lay up short of the pond on this spectacular finishing hole. If the decision is to play it safe and lay up, a challenging third shot over the lake remains to the three-tiered green.

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Kenny Lofton, Anthony Anderson, Chris Chelios, Michael Finley

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Kevin Dillon, Don Cheadle, Brody Jenner, Adrian Young

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STARGAZING AT THE 2013 MJCI: WELCOME PARTY

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STARGAZING AT THE 2013 MJCI: MJCI CELEBRATION

Will Smith and Don Cheadle

Michael Jordan and Wayne Brady

Brian Baumgartner and Brett Hull

Janet Jones-Gretzky and Wayne Gretzky

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