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It has been one month since the mass shooting in Las Vegas…and my heart still sinks at the thought of it all.  I couldn’t talk about it to anyone for a couple of weeks…it was just too painful.  I roamed around in a daze for days.  My experience of this situation is the same as the bulk of the people of Las Vegas, with one degree of separation.  My eyes filled with tears when I went to the blood bank and saw a thousand people waiting in line.  I brought donations down to the convention center and was turned away because there was just no more room to store or distribute more goods.  There was more outpouring…the crosses and memorial at the Las Vegas sign…the Healing Garden…the massive donations to the victim funds…the goodness of all these people just wanting to do something…  I had to take a flight out of McCarran shortly after the incident, and the flight path took me right over the sight…the aftermath was still visible…the broken windows were still there…  The night of the shooting, my phone rang…where are you?  Are you on the Strip?  Are you safe?  I had been on the Strip…I had even driven by the concert…I remember hearing the music wafting over the stands as I passed…I’ll probably remember that sound forever now…by the time I pulled in my driveway, the shooting had started.  Did you know anyone?  Yes.  In fact, I know a lot of people who were there...both attending the event and working the event.  I know a couple of people that were shot.  I know people that were trampled by the crowd.  I know people that stayed huddled in fear.  I know people that got out safely…and I know every one of them was severely traumatized.  I didn’t know any of the people who were killed.  Reporters kept asking if the police trained for something like this…and the honest answer is no…not to this particular scenario.  No one had thought of this, because this was unthinkable.  Security at outdoor events will now be completely rethought…more security, more blinds, more spotters…more…  It all makes you both hate the world and love the world at the same time…

November 2017

 November in Las Vegas is a wonderful time—good cheer and good weather abounds throughout the city. Convention business is bustling with several monster conventions coming into town that have a couple of hundred thousand attendees. Holiday shows are starting to appear all over the city. Thanksgiving is just around the corner…and has become a major event in town. A lot of people take advantage of the long weekend and spend extra time in Vegas, and most restaurants have Thanksgiving offerings and specials, which will rival even the finest of home cooked meals. Las Vegas wants your business and has a lot of offer. Many of the Hotels are offering outrageous deals for you to come and stay here.  

Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays.  It’s a truly American holiday, and it’s all about friends, family, and just being thankful…and of course, there’s the food.

November 26, 1789 - The first American holiday occurred, proclaimed by President George Washington to be Thanksgiving Day, a day of prayer and public thanksgiving in gratitude for the successful establishment of the new American republic.

 

But the first Thanksgiving had its roots in September 1620. A small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their religion in the New World. After a treacherous crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth.  Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received a visit from an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English. Several days later, he returned with another Native American, Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe who had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before escaping to London and returning to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans. In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”—the festival lasted for three days.

 

 November is the month for: Child Safety Protection, Adoption Awareness, Epilepsy, Model Railroads, Native American Heritage, Peanut Butter Lovers, and Sleep Comfort.

 

Here are the interesting days…the 1st is All Saints Day, and the 2nd is All Soul's Day.  The third is Housewife's Day, the 4th is King Tut Day; the 5th is Gunpowder Day, Guy Fawkes Day, and Men Make Dinner Day. The 6th is Marooned without a Compass Day and Saxophone Day. The 8th is Cook Something Bold Day and Election Day. The 9th is Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right. The 13th is Sadie Hawkins Day, the 18th Occult Day, the 20th Absurdity Day, Beautiful Day, and Universal Children's Day, the 21st False Confession Day, the 23rd is Thanksgiving!  And, it’s Evolution Day, and All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day. The 24th is Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day...does anyone abide by it!? It is also Pins and Needles Day and You're Welcome Day.  The 28th is Make Your Own Head Day and Red Planet Day, and finally, the 30th is Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day.

 

Turn your clocks back at 2:00 am on November 5th…Daylight savings time is over!

 

I hope that everyone has successfully survived the Vegas Halloween.  A friend of mine says that Halloween in Las Vegas is a full contact sport…so now, we can now officially start the Holiday Season!  Most stores have already put Christmas decorations up, and the ads for holiday merchandise have already been airing all over the place. 

 

Nellis Air Force Base is proud to present Aviation Nation 2017 on Nov. 11 and 12. The event is Air Combat Command’s closing celebration for the United States Air Force’s 70th Birthday.  The 70th Birthday theme is “American Airmen: Breaking Barriers since 1947,” is a perfect representation of Nellis Air Force Base.  They continue to be the leading edge for innovation and warfighting excellence across the Air Force.  Aviation Nation 2017 will exhibit United States Air Force heritage and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. The Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, is the headliner for the event. Additional demonstrations and ground displays will be announced in the months leading up to the event.  The two-day event is open and free to the public.

 

Opportunity Village…“The Magical Forest” opens November 24th and runs until December 31st.  This year, the Magical Forest is celebrating its 25th year.  The Enchanted Carousel, the Forest Express Trains, live music, sweet treats, lavishly decorated trees, whimsical displays, millions of lights and visits with Santa Claus provide people of all ages with a winter wonderland each night during the holiday season.  This season hold a truly magical surprise with new exciting attractions and an expanded Magical Forest that Las Vegas has never seen before.  Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities by providing them with vocational training, employment and social recreation services that make their lives more productive and interesting. Once thought by society to be unemployable and unimportant in the community, people with severe disabilities are engaged, active residents who contribute to our society. Through Opportunity Village’s programs and services, hundreds of people with disabilities are learning vocational skills and being placed in jobs throughout the community.  On a side note…Opportunity Village was the official manufacturer of Elvis’ scarves. They made the buttons that welcomed thousands of people to see “Elvis Live at the Hilton.” They also made the ribbons for the “hound dogs” that became popular trinkets of the King’s stay in Las Vegas.

 

The Salvation Army is looking for energetic, giving, community-minded volunteers this holiday season to be bell ringers at the Army’s famous Red Kettles. More volunteers than ever are needed at Red Kettles in order to stretch donations as far as possible to help those in need.  For more information on volunteering or how to sponsor a kettle, please contact Connie Brown, Corporate Engagement / Volunteer Coordinator of The Salvation Army Southern Nevada at (702) 870-4430 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – or visit volunteer.usawest.org.  The Salvation Army’s signature Red Kettle was first developed in 1891 as a means to provide a free holiday dinner to the poor. Today, donations to Red Kettles are vital in helping The Salvation Army support 25 million Americans annually with a diverse range of life-transforming social service programs, including: food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, adult rehabilitation, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children.

 

 Bret Michaels and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas would like to thank all heroic first responders who courageously serve and protect Las Vegas daily.  Michaels, who has dedicated every show of his tour to Las Vegas, will offer two complimentary tickets to his show at The Joint on Friday, Nov. 3. to all first responders.  Coming from a long line of military family himself, Michaels continues to give back in support of public service officers across the nation. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis to first responders including active duty police officers, state highway patrols, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, active duty military, veterans, hospital staff and United Blood Services employees. Tickets can be picked up at The Joint box office on the day of the show with both state issued and staff identification.

 

Country singer Darryl Worley and the mesmerizing Clairvoyants will bring their spectacular performances to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa in November.
Darryl Worley - Saturday, Nov. 4
Darryl Worley burst into the country music scene fifteen years ago and continues to impress his fans with the hit singles “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life,” “When You Need My Love” and “If Something Should Happen.” Aside from his music, Worley spends much of his time giving back to the community by supporting charities, including his Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center, as well as with supporting and uplifting the men and women serving the United States military.  

The Clairvoyants - Saturday, Nov. 18

The Clairvoyants’ Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten developed their “second sight” act, bringing it to the stage for the first time just two months after meeting in 2011. The Clairvoyants went on to create a full-length show that was brought to various venues across Europe.

 

Westgate Resorts announces the return of one of Las Vegas’ most popular magicians, Dirk Arthur, and his renowned show, Dirk Arthur Wild Magic. Scheduled to open at the Westgate Cabaret inside Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., Dirk will bring a new version of his show that features breathtaking illusions and magic with comedy, sleight of hand and rare, exotic cats. Dirk Arthur Wild Magic is not only suitable for families, but great for adults too, as you'll witness sophisticated, unique magic and illusions that can only be seen at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The show will feature audience participation, hilarious magic with a live white duck named “Aflack,” a bobcat and a rare snow leopard. Dirk’s known for his work with animals and guests will even get a peak into his world of conservation and raising awareness on the humane care and preservation of wildlife.

 

As soon as the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup will head to Las Vegas as NASCAR hosts its annual Champion’s Week festivities. Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and culminating Thursday, Nov. 30, NASCAR Champion’s Week will feature the annual NASCAR National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Myers Brothers Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas as well as the return of the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus located at The Park, situated between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.  Monster Energy Series Playoffs drivers will take on the famed Las Vegas Strip when they get behind the wheel of their race cars for NASCAR Victory Lap Fueled by Sunoco on Wednesday, Nov 29. Fans will be treated to burnouts along Las Vegas Blvd. at the Spring Mountain Rd. and Harmon Ave. intersections before finishing with a post-lap driver tell-all on Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile Arena. The event will be simulcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and NASCAR.com.

 

Adrenaline seekers can grab their entourage and head to the award-winning racetrack at SPEEDVEGAS, for what’s sure to be one of the most unique Only in Vegas experiences. For just $14k, the Thrill and Chill package brings together 14 friends and 14 exotic supercars and American Muscle Cars, as the group takes over the track for 114 high-octane minutes.  Things will get fast and loud as guests experience the once-in-a-lifetime driving experience with models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and more, and as the checkered flag waves, guests will get to chow down as SPEEDVEGAS gives new meaning to the ultimate outdoor BBQ, grilling trackside. The Thrill and Chill package also comes with a post-drive cocktail reception in the spacious $30 million racing complex, complete with a custom-named specialty drink just for your group.

 

Iconic musician and singer-songwriter Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles will bring his best-loved hits to The Orleans Showroom on Friday, Nov. 24. Schmit’s musical career began in the 1960s, formerly performing as the bassist and vocalist for Poco and the legendary band the Eagles in the 1970s. Decades later, the rock star went on to pursue a solo career, winning over fans with his chart-topping hits “Boys Night Out,” “So Much Love” and “Don’t Give Up.” In 1998, Schmit was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Eagles.

Excalibur Hotel & Casino is adding the much-anticipated Ultimate 4-D Experience® to its Fun Dungeon entertainment portfolio. The special effects theater is created by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, the market leader in cinematic attractions specializing in 4-D Theaters, brings Las Vegas a quality, family-friendly experience featuring exclusive, blockbuster content that fully immerses and entertains guests. The Ultimate 4-D Experience®, will open with three fan favorite film shows, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The initial lineup will include San Andreas 4-D Experience®, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience® and  The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®, a custom-made animated film that takes place in the world of The LEGO® Movie™.

 

The 66th MISS UNIVERSE® will take place in Las Vegas from The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. PT. Contestants from nearly 100 counties will vie to become the next Miss Universe in this year’s competition. The event will conclude with reigning Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere of France crowning her successor. Contestants will compete in Swimsuit, Evening Gown and Final Question. Emmy® award winner Steve Harvey will host the three-hour special programming event. The winner of MISS UNIVERSE® will spend her reign developing and fulfilling personal and professional goals as well as traveling internationally to expand her charitable platform.

 

Purple Reign, the world's #1 Prince tribute starring Jason Tenner,has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. Set to debut on November 1, the award-winning Prince Tribute Show will bring its high-energy musical performance to Tropicana Theater. Purple Reign captures the imagination and seamlessly re-creates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns guests to the era that made "The Artist" an international superstar. Featuring a tribute Morris Day and The Time, and Vanity 6, this show is a must see for Purple Rain movie fans and all live music fans alike. An award-winning Prince tribute, Purple Reign features Jason Tenner as Prince and returns guests to the era and blistering performances that made "The Artist" an international superstar.

 

As seen on the hit show Dance Moms, The Irreplaceables bring their world-class talent and larger-than-life personalities to the House of Blues Las Vegas for an amazing night of dance performances on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.  This 75-minute show is a combination of cutting-edge dance brought to life by bright lights and unique sets. Admirers can expect a high-energy night that will inspire the dancer inside! Fans will get the chance to ask the questions they’ve been dying to know during the tell-all Q&A with girls and their moms. Devotees will get to shop a unique pop-up style merchandise experience, and VIP ticket options include a dance workshop, early access to the pop-up store, a meet ‘n greet, and photo opportunity.

 

Singer-songwriter Clint Holmes will bring his silky vocals and smooth dance moves to Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 25.  As the son of an opera singer and a jazz musician, Holmes grew up singing and acting all throughout his childhood, playing in rock bands in high school and studying music in college. Even after joining the army, Holmes sang for a military chorus during his service. In 1972, Holmes released his breakthrough hit “Playground in My Mind,” which reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, selling more than one million copies.

 

America is clamoring to see the stars of America’s Got Talent perform live in Las Vegas as the previously announced shows continue to sell out. Due to overwhelming ticket demand, America’s Got Talent Live inside the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has added a fourth show Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Darci Lynne Farmer, the winner of the sensational Season 12 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, will headline an exclusive engagement of America’s Got Talent Live, a stage show version of the NBC #1 rated television show of the summer, in Las Vegas Thursday, Nov. 2; Friday, Nov. 3; Saturday, Nov. 4; and Sunday, Nov. 5 in the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The starring role in America’s Got Talent Live is in addition to the million dollar prize Darci Lynne won during the exciting live Season 12 finale. 

 

Global entertainer, The Singing Trump from Season 12 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will headline a night of singing, laughing and dancing at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.  Portrayed by singer, impersonator and comedian Jeff Tracta, The Singing Trump is dedicated to bringing the country together through the gift of song and lives by the credo: If you’re going to dream, dream BIG. He is living proof that indeed dreams come true for those who dare to do the work and never give up. Throughout the night, Trump will take fans through his journey of achieving his dreams to become a Las Vegas headliner. Fans will be surprised by his rock-star energy, electrifying dance moves and uncanny ability to sing like many different people.

 

Eccentric glam metal quartet Steel Panther invites you to go balls out this holiday season and spend it with the rock group because nothing else screams holiday cheer and family time than big hair, leopard print spandex and wildly inappropriate banter. While there will be no holiday songs played whatsoever and in no way is this really a holiday show, the group is prepared to rock your face off during this four-date winter run at House of Blues Las Vegas, Nov. 17, Nov. 25, Dec. 1 & 15.

 

Controversial comedian and actor Andrew Dice Clay is returning to Las Vegas for three performances inside Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort. “The Diceman” will perform Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 and Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.  Andre Dice Clay is proud to be one of America's most controversial and outrageous comics. When he released his debut album, Dice, the parental advisory label simply read “Warning: This album is offensive.” Clay’s rise to fame was nothing less than meteoric; he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row and was the only performer ever “Banned For Life from MTV.”

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26.   GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox* stars as Rachel Marron.  In the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer is television star Judson Mills.  Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, THE BODYGUARD had its world premiere on Dec. 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre. THE BODYGUARD was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards.  The UK production of the musical recently completed a triumphant return run in London’s West End after a sell-out 16-month UK and Ireland tour.

 

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas continues to offer unforgettable live entertainment experiences, adding Bret Michaels on Friday, Nov. 3 and Patton Oswalt on Saturday, Dec. 2 to its incredible fall and winter 2017 lineup.

Multi-platinum global superstar, Bret Michaels, has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 35 million records, product endorsements and philanthropy, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans. His talent, business acumen and natural candor make him one of the most sought-after performers, interviews and speakers across multiple platforms with nearly 300 live performances, speaking engagements, charitable concerts and private engagements yearly.

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy-nominated comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertain audiences.

 

Headliner Jeff Civillico returns to the Las Vegas stage after a one-year hiatus recovering from knee and shoulder surgeries.  He will be performing one night a week in the Anthony Cools Showroom at Paris Las Vegas.  Starting on November 8th, Civillico has been a headliner with Caesars Entertainment for over five years, having performed a total of 1,000 shows at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, and now Paris Las Vegas.  Jeff’s Las Vegas show is highly acclaimed having been named “Best of Las Vegas” 3 years in a row by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, one of the “Top 10 Things To Do In Vegas” by Total Vegas Guide, #1 place to “Kick it with the Kids in Vegas” by Las Vegas Magazine and “Cultural Advocate / Entertainer of the Year” by Vegas Inc. among others.  His show is consistently popular among both tourists and Vegas insiders, with 5-star ratings on Ticketmaster, Yelp, etc.

 

Wakin Chau has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 25. Previously known as Emil Chau, Hong Kong-born singer and actor Wakin Chau has released more than 40 albums and has held several international concert tours since his career began in the 1980s. Chau learned to play the guitar when he was 13 years old. During his college years, he sang and played folk songs in local coffee shops, which allowed him to learn to sing in Mandarin, a language that helped launch his career in Taiwan. His career took off when he recorded and released his first Mandarin album in 1987. Since then, Chau has performed internationally with distinguished artists such as Jonathan Lee, Chang Chen-yue and Lo Ta-yu.

 

The Aces of Comedy series welcomes Emmy nominated comedian Howie Mandel to the Terry Fator Theater, along with special guest Puddles Pity Party, November 24 – 25 at 10 p.m. inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Mandel has starred in countless comedy specials, both on cable and network television. Puddles Pity Party, known as the “sad clown with the golden voice” who recently appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” will bring his brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing humor with awkward, tender moments.  Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. He is executive producer of many shows through his production company Alevy Productions, which has produced the series “Take It All” and “Howie Do It” for NBC, “Deal With It” for TBS and “Mobbed” for FOX, among others. He is currently serving his eighth season as a judge on NBC’s hit summer talent competition series “America's Got Talent,” now in its 12th season. Mandel received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Host For a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” for “Deal or No Deal” and a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Game Show Host” for the syndicated version of the show. Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum including television, film and stage which has led him to become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.

 

So You Think You Can Dance, the 14-time Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall with a stop in Las Vegas at the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.  Celebrating its momentous 14th season, So You Think You Can Dance’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across America, performing in 34 cities, as part of the Season 14 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR. The Season 14 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Lex Ishimoto, Koine Iwasaki, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, KiKi Nyemchek, Taylor Sieve, Sydney Tormey and Mark Villaver. Also joining the Top 10 finalists are two of DANCE’s Season 14 All-Stars, Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar. Since being on the show, Jasmine Harper has performed in The Boss, Beyonce: Lemonade, the 87th Annual Academy Awards, and alongside Taylor Swift, Usher, and Pit Bull. Marko Germar has gone on to perform in Grease Live!, Glee, Austin & Ally, Teen Beach Movie, the 89th Annual Academy Awards, and with Jennifer Lopez.

 

Best known for his powerful guitar licks, the legendary Joe Walsh maintains a legion of fans around the world with huge success over the past four decades as a bona fide solo artist, and as a member of the Eagles and James Gang. The multi-GRAMMY Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee’s hits include “Funk #49,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Life in the Fast Lane” “In The City,” “Ordinary Average Guy” and “Analog Man,” just to name a few.

 

Joe Walsh will perform at the House of Blues, Nov. 16, 18-19, 2017 (These dates REPLACE the previously announced Sept. 27, 29-30 dates.)  Walsh kicked off 2017 with six shows at the House of Blues in January and is honored to be asked back for another select run this November. Walsh’s shows spotlight songs from throughout his career and pack in his hits alongside fan favorites like “Turn To Stone,” “Mothers Says,” and “The Bomber.” Walsh is currently on the road with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, and has been garnering rave reviews: “With classics such as “Turn to Stone,” “In the City,” and “Rocky Mountain Way,” the storied rocker offered dizzying solos, classic riffs and a handful of songs that have wormed their way into the permanent consciousness of classic rock” The Columbus Dispatch “absolute classic-rock gold, starting with the familiar power-chord opening of “Turn to Stone,” which went into an epic, snarling guitar jam” Pittsburgh Post Gazette “Backed by a stellar band, his performance was impeccable.” PlaybackSTL

 

Returning to the Las Vegas Strip by popular demand, multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy® Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie has announced 14 additional performances for his wildly successful exclusive headlining residency for “Lionel Richie - All the Hits” at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Lionel takes fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits, including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Easy (Like Sunday Morning),” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” The spectacular, state-of-the-art production, designed exclusively for The AXIS, gives audiences an intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience.  The additional 14 performances going on sale are: November: 29; December 2017: 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16; March 2018: 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20.

 

Comedy legend and longtime Las Vegas headliner Rita Rudner is returning to Las Vegas for two performances at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m.  Rudner moved to New York at the age of 15 to dance on Broadway. She appeared in several Broadway musicals, including the legendary original productions of “Follies” and “Mack and Mabel.” It was while she was appearing in “Annie” on Broadway that Rita began exploring the comedy clubs of Manhattan. She applied the same learning techniques she had acquired as a dancer to comedy, spending hours studying recordings by Jack Benny and Woody Allen and analyzing comedy construction.

 

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, stars of the web series IMOMSOHARD, are bringing their hit show to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort on Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m.  Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley have been performing, teaching and writing comedy internationally for a combined 40+ years. They have been moms for one quarter of that time and it shows. How do they cope? They laugh about all of the craziness that comes with being a mom and they want you to laugh about it too! From snot to stretchmarks to sleepless nights, Kristin and Jen know firsthand that parenting is a hard job and they invite you to join them in taking it all a little less seriously (even if for a few short minutes a day). After all, Jen currently has four days of dry shampoo in her hair and Kristin’s keys are still in her front door. They try, they fail, they support each other, and they mom as hard as they can.

 

Multiplatinum operatic pop stars The Tenors are returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. Since 2008 The Tenors, featuring Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef and Fraser Walters have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful songs and outstanding harmonies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the award winning and multi-platinum selling band have achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles performing over 700 shows on five continents.

 

Singer, songwriter and founding member of rock band Chicago, Peter Cetera, is set to take audiences back in time at Tropicana Las Vegas for one night only on Saturday, November 11. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera, began his career as singer, songwriter and bass player of Chicago in the late 60s, and has been singing to sold out crowds ever since. A solo artist since 1986, Cetera has racked up six Top 40 singles, including the Academy Award-nominated "Glory of Love", and "The Next Time I Fall" which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rock music lovers and easy listening listeners won't want to miss this one night only performance.

 

Hardrock legends Great White and Slaughter will take the stage at Tropicana Theater inside the Tropicana Las Vegas on Saturday, November 18. Leaders of the rock era during the 80s and early 90s, GRAMMY- nominated Great White released several albums, including the chart topping album "Twice Shy." The pioneering group made their mark in music with six top 100 billboard hits and over 10 million albums sold. Slaughter was founded in Las Vegas, coming to stardom in 1990 with their first album "Stick It to Ya" which included fan favorites reaching the Billboard hot 100 with "Up All Night," "Spend My Life" and "Fly to the Angels." Guests all across the Valley are invited to this rockstar affair!

 

International superstar Ana Gabriel is returning to Las Vegas for a performance inside the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 9 p.m.  Ana Gabriel, born Maria Guadalupe Araujo Yong, is a Mexican singer and songwriter from Guamuchil, Mexico. Throughout her long and prestigious career Ana Gabriel has released over 30 albums in different genres including Latin Pop, Ranchero and Banda, and sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Her work has also earned her numerous accolades and awards including the OTI Festival, the Grammy, Latin Grammy Nominations, ASCAP, Premios Lo Nuestro and Billboard Awards among others and most recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hispanic Heritage Foundation for her musical trajectory and her invaluable input to the Arts Community.

 

Unstoppable rock music icons Guns N’ Roses will electrify fans this fall, with a newly added round of arena shows throughout the U.S. and Canada including a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.   Outstanding reviews from around the world crashed in from the start with Rolling Stone dubbing the Not In This Lifetime Tour “the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history.” LA WEEKLY notes it’s “everything fans could hope for” while The Washington Times says the show delivers a set of “inspired surprises.”     

 

Blues Traveler celebrates 30 years with a stop at House of Blues Las Vegas on Nov. 7, 2017. Blues Traveler started their career in the late ’80s, and went on to become one of the most widely known artists in the jam-band scene. In celebration of their monumental 30 year career, Blues Traveler will embark on a 30th Anniversary tour this fall. Continuing the tradition of sitting in with other bands, Blues Traveler’s John Popper has sat in with countless artists all over the world, including Foo Fighters, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Keith Urban, and even alternative acts like Passion Pit. With an open mind, it’s no surprise that on the group’s latest release, Blow Up The Moon, they took this a step further to enlist a range of artists across the musical spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop, on their first-ever collaborative album.

 

“Live and Let Die: A Tribute to Paul McCartney” Comes to The Orleans Nov. 3 and Suncoast Nov. 4.  Award-winning tribute artist Tony Kishman and his band Live and Let Die will bring Paul McCartney’s iconic hits to the stage at The Orleans Showroom on Friday, Nov. 3 and Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 4.  As a six-year star veteran of the Broadway hit “Beatlemania” and a longtime Paul McCartney tribute performer, Kishman has toured around the country and the world, winning over fans with his exceptional renditions of The Beatles’ and Paul McCartney’s legendary music. With his McCartney look and sound, Kishman leads the McCartney tribute band Live and Let Die.

 

And now…bad Thanksgiving jokes:

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
(Pilgrims!)

What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?
(Your nose!)

What should you wear to Thanksgiving dinner?
(A har-vest!)

If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for?
(Their age!)

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
(Pumpkin pi!)

What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?
(The letter "g"!)

Why did the police arrest the turkey?
(They suspected it of fowl play!)

Which side of a turkey has the most feathers?
(The outside!)

Why do turkeys lay eggs?
(If they dropped them, they'd break!)

What's the most musical part of a turkey?
(The drumstick!)

Daughter: Mum, can I have a canary for Christmas?
Mum: NO! You'll have turkey like everyone else.

What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
(He got the stuffing knocked out of him!)

What's the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?
(The tur-key!)


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