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Sights from the 2018 AIDS Walk Las Vegas, held on Sunday April 15 at Town Square Mall. The Vegas community as a whole came out in large numbers to walk for a worthy cause and raise fund for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
This was an exciting week in Sin City for sports and entertainment.
The Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice on April 11th for game 1 of their inaugural Stanley Cup Playoff series with the LA Kings. The level of excitement in the city was bubbling over by the time both teams started the game. In thrilling style the Golden Knights took a 1-0 series lead by shutting out the Kings. The teams meet again April 13th for game 2 of the series.
NYNY Hotel & casino, home to the T-Mobile arena, where the team plays, unveiled a 28 foot tall Golden Knights jersey (or sweater for those NHL buffs) on their iconic replica of the statue of liberty to cheer on the team.
Planet Hollywood Casino announced that Gwen Stefani will be joining their a-list line up of headliners. The iconic lead singer of No Doubt will headline the Zappos Theater inside the resort starting June 27, 2018. Its will undoubtedly be one of the hottest tickets of the summer! Click here to buy tickets and for more info.
In more sports news, the LV Aces participated in the WNB Draft on April 12th, where they selected A’ja Wilson as the #1 overall draft pick. The South Carolina forward will join the WNBA’s newest franchise playing in Las Vegas this May. For more info on the team and to buy tickets visit aces.wnba.com.
This week MGM Resorts International announced the release of UNIVERSAL LOVE, a collection of reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community, celebrating the enduring and overwhelming power of love and music to unite.
UNIVERSAL LOVE offers six newly recorded versions of iconic love songs that give same-sex couples a soundtrack for their own love stories and feature pronouns changed to reflect the world of LGBTQ relationships.
The album includes boundary-changing songs from some of today’s most-beloved artists. Bob Dylan, one of the most influential and successful recording artists in American history, is among the visionary artists participating in this unprecedented project. Dylan re-recorded “She’s Funny That Way” as “He’s Funny That Way.” The album features five additional stellar artists whose involvement is a testament to the urgency of equality in entertainment: Kesha (“I Need a Woman to Love Me”), St. Vincent (“And Then She Kissed Me”), Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (“And I Love Him”), Kele Okereke of Bloc Party (“My Guy”), and Valerie June (“Mad About The Girl”).
The compilation album was produced by MGM Resorts in conjunction with global advertising agency McCann and will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music. UNIVERSAL LOVE is currently available on all streaming platforms.
UNIVERSAL LOVE TRACK LISTING
01 “HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY” • BOB DYLAN
02 “AND THEN SHE KISSED ME” • ST VINCENT
03 “MY GUY” • KELE OKEREKE
04 “MAD ABOUT THE GIRL” • VALERIE JUNE
05 “AND I LOVE HIM” • BENJAMIN GIBBARD
06 “I NEED A WOMAN TO LOVE ME” • KESHA
The LV Lights FC are just into their inaugural season in the USL (United Soccer League) and their mascot is quite the hit. Cash the Soccer Rocker was unveiled before their home opener and is already a fan favorite in the USL.
He recently went on a tour of Las Vegas, making stops at the training field, Plaza Hotel & Casino, Slotzilla Zipline in downtown and the Welcome to Vegas sign. Our very own, J.Son caught up with Cash at the Welcome sign and you can watch the fun on the video here.
Hockey in the desert won’t work, they said. A Vegas team would be in last place, they said. You’ll have trouble filling seats in Vegas, they said. The Golden Knights will not make the playoffs, thats a fact, they said…
Well they were wrong. Hockey works in the desert, Vegas has topped their division all season, the seats are full and the Golden Knights made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their first season.
The team has shined bright in the city of lights, ranking atop the entire NHL for parts of the season and reigning over the Pacific Division. Head Coach Gerard Gallant reached his 200th win as coach with this team. William Karlsson scored only 6 goals in 2016-17, now with Vegas he has set an NHL season goal scoring record with 40 goals so far. This team appears to have the recipe for success. Heading in to the playoffs, we will see just how GOLDEN these KNIGHTS are!
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Vegas has shown this year that it is indeed a sports city and this weekend is the Vegas Ultimate Sports Weekend. The city will be jam packed with all the sports events you could ever want. Here is the line up of whats to come this weekend in Sin City.
March 2-4, 2018 | Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Vegas is ready for an adrenaline-charged NASCAR Weekend as champions and race fans return to Las Vegas March 2-4. NASCAR Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has become one of the most anticipated race events driving more than 111,000 attendees and generating a total economic impact of $179.1 million to our city.
View NASCAR Weekend talking points and more info on race weekend.
Vegas Golden Knights
Friday March 3 at t-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights take on the Ottawa Senators. For more info and tickets – CLICK HERE.
Saturday, March 03, 2018 T-Mobile Arena
Cyborg vs Kunitskaya
Main Card: 10PM / 7PM ET/PT – For more info and tickets – CLICK HERE
2018 USA Sevens Rugby
March 2-4, 2018 | Sam Boyd Stadium
Welcome back to over 65,000 expected rugby fans to the USA Sevens Rugby ninth year in Las Vegas taking place at Sam Boyd Stadium, March 2-4.
The USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament in Las Vegas is the largest annual rugby event in the United States every year, and is the largest annual international sporting event in Las Vegas. Fans will see 16 international men’s teams playing 44 games throughout the three-day tournament weekend in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings.
View 2018 USA Sevens Rugby talking points and find out more info.
College Basketball Conferences
March 1-10, 2018
Four major basketball conferences take center court in Las Vegas once again for an actionpacked March. Vegas welcomes basketball fans to the sports book destination of the world.
Combined, these tournaments attract an expected 166,500 fans from across the U.S. to Las Vegas, and bring a projected $39.2 million in economic impact to our city.
View 2018 Basketball Conferences talking points and more info.
Goss is an indie singer-songwriter who mixes tender ballads with folk and pop. His music has been featured on TV and in films and viewed over 8 million times on his official youtube channel.
Stay tuned here for an exclusive interview with Tom Goss prior to his Vegas show.
For more info on the show and to buy tickets – CLICK HERE