From: Norm Johnson
For: Column 8-27-2015
Jennifer Romas stars in the highly accepted new revue, “Sexxy” in the Westgate Cabaret at the Westgate Hotel on Paradise Road. The show features six “Sexxy” ladies, plus Romas who absolutely, without question, stands out with her world famous Pole Dance routine. The show definitely lives up to its title! Each of the six “Sexxy” dancers’ gets a solo spot, and you can believe it’s very sexual!
Romas was spotted by Westgate’s owner, David Siegal one night as he watched the Prince Tribute show “Purple Reign.” Romas was a featured dancer in the show and after the show Siegel approached her about creating a topless revue. She accepted the challenge. Siegel gave her three weeks to create the show. The 5’6” dynamo, assisted by her mother, Judi, and some friends actually completed the task two-hours before the show was set to open. She is the creator, producer, choreographer and star.
Since she moved to Las Vegas in 1997, Romas has never stopped dancing. Romas was the lead dancer in “Splash,” and danced in numerous other shows including “Xposed,” “Striptease the Show,” and “Monster Circus.” Jennifer danced with the lounge band “Kristine W &The Sting” when it was at the Shimmer Cabaret. Romas competed with then-husband Mario Ferreira on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as the acrobatic dance duo Mario &Jenny, in season four, finishing in 11th place. She also was charged with creating the choreography for the arrival of Britney Spears’ at Planet Hollywood for her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency show
“Sexxy” is at Westgate Cabaret with show times at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, dark Sunday and Mondays. General Admission is $29.95 (plus tax and service charge), VIP $59.95 plus tax and service.
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Guess who is coming back to the Laugh Factory inside the New Tropicana Las Vegas the week of Sept. 21-27? It will be a very special person for those who love great comedy, and who are fans of the iconic movie, “Back to the Future Trilogy,” and especially “Biff” as portrayed by Tom Wilson, who will on Thursday to Sunday (Sept. 24-27). Wilson will be helping the popular comedy club celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the classic movie. Tickets at regular prices may be purchased by calling 702-739-2411. Be sure to jump on this now as it’s sure to be SRO by the time he arrives! Just sayin’.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will host comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor Brad Garrett’s annual Maximum Hope Foundation Charity Poker Tournament Saturday, Sept. 19on the casino floor between Wolfgang Puck and the KÀ Theatre. The tournament, which will begin at noon, will offer participants the opportunity to play alongside Garrett, other celebrities as well as professional poker players. All proceeds from the event will go to the Maximum Hope Foundation.
“This is my sixth year hosting the poker tournament to benefit Maximum Hope, a small grassroots foundation I started 15 years ago,” Garrett said. “Eighty-five cents from every dollar we raise goes to helping families who are facing their darkest days as they care for a child with a life-limiting illness. Even the smallest donation can help one of our many families with the daily necessities that so many of us take for granted.”
The poker tournament is a No-Limit Hold’em event requiring an entry fee of $250. Participants will have the opportunity to re-buy within the first two hours of play for an additional $100. There also will be a final add-on available at the conclusion of the two-hour re-buy time period. The winner will take home a guaranteed $10,000 first-place prize. All participants must be 21 years of age or older.
Founded by Garrett in 2000, the Maximum Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization offering practical aid to families with a child under the age of 18, diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. The Foundation works quickly to supply struggling families with practical necessities such as rent, utility payments, groceries, gas and gift cards for everyday items.
For more information about the Maximum Hope Foundation or the Charity Poker Tournament, visit maximumhopefoundation.org.
The 18th Annual Advertising Community Talent Show (A.C.T.S.) returns to Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station. Hosted by some of Las Vegas’ top media personalities, including KLAS Ch. 8’s Sherry Swensk, KTNV Ch. 13’s Shawn Tempesta and Mark DiCiero & Aimee Montgomery from “Mornings With Mark & Aimee” on Star 107.9 FM. The Annual A.C.T.S. will once again feature acts from the Southern Nevada advertising and media community, including a special performance from Kim and Dana Wagner from “Wake Up With the Wagners” on KSNV Ch. 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. and all proceeds raised will benefit Safe Nest, a local charity dedicated to providing temporary assistance for those going through domestic crisis in Southern Nevada. Tickets are $25 for general admission and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older. The talent portion of the show is non-competitive. For more information on how to submit an application, general rules and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.actslv.org.
A.C.T.S. has been an annual tradition in Las Vegas, raising more than $300,000 for Safe Nest. The show raises money for Safe Nest, a non-profit organization geared toward the prevention and elimination of domestic violence. The talent show is a way for members of the media to show off their fun side, with singing, dancing, comedy, juggling, magic and bands. A.C.T.S. is a volunteer event – all staff, performers, board members and venues donate their time and services for the event each year. This year, A.C.T.S. has set a fundraising goal of $35,000 which will be used to purchase a new playground for the children at the Safe Nest Shelter. In past years, items such as computers and playground equipment for the children have been purchased with the money raised. Safe Nest is a non-profit organization promoting the prevention and eradication of domestic violence. Established in 1977 in Clark County, Nev., Safe Nest is the largest service in Southern Nevada helping battered women, adolescents and children. Services include shelters, 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, victim advocacy, prevention and community education. For more information on Safe Nest, please visit www.safenest.org.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week. I’m outa here!