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Oscar Night Comes to Las Vegas

oscarThe glitz and glamour of Hollywood comes to Las Vegas for one evening, coordinated by the efforts of the Arthritis Foundation, when “Oscar Night America,” will be hosted inside the Rain nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 22.   Cocktails and silent auction start at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and Oscar telecast at 5:30 p.m.  

This year’s event, also known as “The Second Best Oscar® Party in the Country,” will mark a series of firsts.  Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort will be a first-time host for the event, allowing for an all-new format and seating arrangement. Also, a new host committee has been assembled to conduct the event consisting of veterans of Las Vegas nightlife, entertainers, and casino marketing and socialites. Additionally, Oscar Night® America 2009 will stray from its traditional format in an effort to speak to a new audience and create a unique set of experiences.  Our Las Vegas event will also be honoring three very deserving community members this year including Commitment to Community Award Honorees Glynda Rhodes, Zappos.com and Cathy Ray Community Health Award Honoree Parvin Modaber-Jacobs, MD.   Here’s the link to sign up for this invite-only event:  http://www.secondbestoscarparty.com/

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Comedy Icon Jerry Lewis Garners First Oscar

This momentous honor proves that if you work at something hard and long enough, it will eventually pay off.   Comedy icon and Las Vegas resident Jerry Lewis, 82-years-young, finally garnered his Oscar.  Lewis, who has never even been nominated for an Oscar before, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Board of jerry-lewisGovernors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the 81st Academy Awards on February 22.    

Jerry Lewis will be presented with an Oscar statuette to honor his decades of work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association- an association where he’s been the chairman and their leading spokesman since 1952. 

Jerry Lewis’ untiring drive, ambition, and coordinative efforts to find a cure for muscular dystrophy have raised more than $2 billion since the 1966 kickoff of his annual Labor Day Telethon.

Lewis won a Golden Globe award in 1966 for his role in “Boeing (707) Boeing (707)” for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical/Comedy.

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