It’s that time of the year again when Trekdom descends upon the Las Vegas Hilton for Star Trek Las Vegas from August 6 though 9, the world’s largest Star Trek convention. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are slated to appear on Sunday while Christopher Lloyd (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) will appear on Saturday. New Spock Zachary Quinto will be appearing on Sunday as well. In fact, seventy guests from The Original Series all the way to the J.J. Abrams movie will be on hand.
Convention events include panels, autograph sessions galore, the vendor’s room, performances by various Trek celebrities, video and costume competitions, feasts, lunches and breakfasts with Quinto, Lloyd and many more.
The classic rock act Cheap Trick will perform the Fab Four’s landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.
The Surrender hitmakers staged a tribute to the Fab Four at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2007 – to mark the 40th anniversary of the album – and they’ll take the show to Sin City for nine stage spectaculars. They’ll be joined onstage by a full orchestra starting on September 13.
The annual “Ribbon of Life” is a completely original production show. The largest show of its kind staged in Las Vegas, the production typically involves more than 200 performers from Las Vegas Strip shows and other theatrical organizations in the city. All talent in the show donates their time and talents to the cause, and the Las Vegas Hilton donated the theater space.
It’s an all-original, all-singing, all-dancing musical throwback to the heydays of Vegas when Las Vegas-based HIV/AIDS charity Golden Rainbow presents its 23rd annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production show. The spectacular will be staged June 28 at 1 p.m. in the Hilton Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.
The production is a fun dose of old Vegas nostalgia that will have you tappin’ your toes and singing along. Scheduled to appear are George Wallace, Human Nature, MTV’s Top Pop Group Mosaic and performers from Chapquist Entertainment, “Fantasy,” “Jersey Boys,” “Jubilee!,” “Ka,” “La Femme,” “Love,” “O,” “Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Rich & Famous,” Searcy Entertainment, “Sin City Bad Girls,” “Voci Vegas” and “Zumanity.”
The show is staged in three acts, celebrating the fun Vegas entertainment traditions of Rock & Roll (complete with Elvis tribute), Supper Club and Motown. Directing are veteran Las Vegas performers Chris Coaley and Shannon Hardin.
Tickets are priced at $250, $200, $150, $100 and $50 and are available at www.goldenrainbow.org by calling (702) 384-2899. All proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow’s mission to provide housing and direct financial assistance to Southern Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS and to support prevention education. Special room rates are available for attendees at the Las Vegas Hilton by calling (800) 732-7117.
It’s never a dull moment in Steve Wynn’s life. Looking to replace Mirage headliner Danny Gans, who tragically died, supposedly Wynn has been talking to semi-retired country music sensation Garth Brooks to take the reins. The Brooks camp is playing down the supposed rumblings, even denying the offer exists.
But there have been rumblings as well that Wynn has had conversations with Las Vegas Hilton headliner Barry Manilow, whose contract expires at the end of this year.
But one thing is for certain: Sightings of Steve Wynn’s British girlfriend Andrea Hissom have ramped up this month at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, amid rumors that she’s in the process of moving to Las Vegas after an amicable agreement was reached between Steve and Elaine Wynn, who are divorcing.
Mary Tyler Moore will be among those honored at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Television Chairman’s Award dinner on April 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The NAB advances the interests of more than 8,300 radio and television stations through legislative, regulatory and public affairs actions.
At the 2009 event long-time entertainer Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with the NAB Distinguished Service Award which recognizes broadcasters who “have made significant and lasting contributions to the broadcasting industry”. Past winners in this category have included President Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite and Oprah Winfrey.
NAB President and CEO David Rehr said of Moore “We are proud to honor her with our Distinguished Service Award for the tremendous impact she’s had on broadcasting and for her many years of public service.”
The NAB Show will be April 18 through 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton. Exhibits begin on April 20. NAB Show information: http://www.nabshow.com/2009/eventInfo/default.asp
Droll comedian/actor Bob Newhart will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show Television Luncheon on April 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Newhart is being recognized for his contributions to entertainment which span comedy albums, two highly successful television series and several movies and guest appearances. The award will be given to Newhart by NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr.
Past NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include Bob Barker, Regis Philbin, The Tonight Show, and Star Trek.
The NAB Show will be April 18 through 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton. Exhibits will begin on April 20. NAB Show information: http://www.nabshow.com/2009/eventInfo/default.asp
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammar will receive the first Television Chairman’s Award at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show Television Luncheon on April 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Best known as the repressed Dr. Frasier Crane from the series “Frasier,” Grammar has also served as producer, executive producer and director on a variety of projects including the NBC series “Medium” and the CW program “Girlfriends”.
The Television Chairman Award was developed to “recognize individuals for a significant breakthrough in one or more specific art disciplines in television.”
K. James Yager, CEO of Barrington Broadcast Group and NAB Television Board chairman, said, “His multifaceted talent makes him the perfect first-time honoree of this award.”
The NAB Show will be April 18 – 23 with events at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton. Exhibits will begin on April 20. NAB Show information is available at http://www.nabshow.com/2009/eventInfo/default.asp