Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

Academy Awards Parties Start Tonight in Las Vegas

The Academy Awards are approaching with warp speed.  This year’s event – 82nd Annual Academy Awards – will be held on Sunday March 7, 2010. 

Leading up to the awards, in Las Vegas the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino and American Superstars will host their 19th Annual Reel Awards tonight, Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater of the Stars Showroom. With a unique red carpet, filled with faux celebrities, The Reel Awards honors the world’s best tribute artists and impersonators. 

The Reel Awards, a high-energy variety show produced by International Celebrity Images, will include comedy, singing, dancing and impersonations by some of the industry’s top tribute artists. 16 Reel Awards will be presented to winners in various categories based on their achievements throughout the year. Emcee impersonators of Dame Edna and Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will offer sidesplitting comedy and parodies. In addition to performances from tribute artists portraying Marilyn Monroe, Julio Iglesias, LL Cool J, Whitney Houston, Selena, Bette Midler, and the Blues Brothers. 

Additionally, the winner of the Vegas Tribute Idol competition, held during the Celebrity Impersonator Convention March 2 & 3, will be announced. Donny Moore, will be one of the “idol” judges, selecting one performer to be introduced Friday, March 5th with the cast of American Superstars. 

Reel Awards show tickets cost $50, taxes and service charges included. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thereelawards.com or call (760)318-0460.  The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino is located at 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South. For more information, call 702-380-7777 or toll free at 1-800-99-TOWER (998-6937) or visit www.StratosphereHotel.com

Times are tough, so how about hosting an Oscar viewing party at your home?  Private Oscar viewing parties are quite en vogue and can be just as swank as the actual Academy Awards themselves.  

On the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences web site, you can find everything you need to host your own Academy Award viewing party including downloadable Oscar ballots, party play-along games, recipes, cocktails ideas and much more at http://www.oscars.org/partykit 

But, if you rather want to be out and mingle among the masses, you might want to check out Avello that will host the Wynn Las Vegas’ first-ever Academy Awards viewing party on Sunday.  

Or, if you prefer, Oscar Night America is rolling out their red carpet for a huge Academy Awards party at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Millan Ballroom at The M Resort  & Spa. This Las Vegas event is one of 50 parties officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that will be held across the country on Oscar Night, benefiting Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada. Tickets are now on sale at the Variety office, 3401 Sirius Ave., Suite 1, Las Vegas, or online at www.varietysn.org, or by calling 702-383-8466. 

If you know of other Oscar parties in Las Vegas, please drop Las Vegas Backstage Access a comment note and we’ll post.

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Asian Festival & Tradeshow in Las Vegas on March 5

This huge Asian cultural event takes place in Las Vegas on Friday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., to promote and celebrate the rich Asia Pacific Culture through entertainment and activities including a fashion show, Asian talent showcase, cultural performances, and live concerts by local and international talents, community recognition awards, and more. 

Hungry?  Eighteen food vendors will be on hand representing the authentic cuisine of the Asia Pacific will be serving mouth watering dishes to the crowd. 

AFT is an event that gives manufacturers, distributors and retailers a chance to meet and network with the consumers and attendees to promote and sell their products and services. 

The event is in Las Vegas at Town Square, 6605 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

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First Tiger Woods’ Mistress Rachel Uchitel Moves to Las Vegas to Restart Career

Rachel Uchitel, the VIP hostess with the mostest, whose alleged affair with golfing icon Tiger Woods was the flashpoint of the recent epic scandal, has apparently moved to Las Vegas to restart her career. 

Uchitel has moved into a Turnberry Place tower in Las Vegas where she purchased a ground-floor unit for $820,000 in 2006. 

Recent reports have Uchitel, who worked the velvet ropes for clubs in Las Vegas, New York and Southhampton, N.Y., getting involved now in the entertainment television field. She reportedly has been offered a job as a nightlife reporter with “Extra,” the nationally syndicated entertainment television show. 

Sources at Turnberry Place say she has leased her 1,556-square-foot luxury condo and is renting a nearby unit. Uchitel recently pulled her ground-floor unit at Turnberry Place off the market. Vegas Confidential reported in December that she had listed the property at $1.35 million. 

Uchitel formerly worked at Tao nightclub in Las Vegas but had a falling out well before she was linked to Woods. 

Uchitel was the first of about 20 or so mistresses to surface in the Woods scandal that broke during Thanksgiving weekend.

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Go Extreme in Las Vegas!

It’s once again time for the Extreme Thing in Las Vegas. 

Tickets are on sale for the Clark County Parks and Recreation Departments 15th annual Extreme Thing Sports and Music Festival, Saturday March 27 at Desert Breeze Park in Las Vegas.  

This is the first year the event will have three stages:  The Verizon Wireless Stage will feature Sum 41; the AP (Alternative Press) Stage will showcase Call the Cops and I Fight Dragons in addition to Story of the Year and The Cab; and the XPOZ Local Band Stage will feature loca Las Vegas acts.  Which local acts is still a question as Las Vegas bands are competing in the XPOZ Battle of the Fans.  For more information on Battle of The Fans checkout www.smokefreescene.com 

In addition to great music, Ricardo Laguna will once again present his pro-BMX dirt jump competition.  Professional wrestler Adrenaline Unleashed brings professional wrestling to the outdoors. And the roller derby tournament and skate competition is sure to be a fine flying feature. 

Sponsors of the 2010 event include Las Vegas City Life, Red Bull and X107.5FM.  

Tickets can be purchased for $17 general admission or #45 for the combo package at www.extremething.com  by phone at 702-454-4000 and at participating Smith’s Grocery stores.  Tickets will be $20 on the day of the event.

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