Nevada may be the Silver State but Vegas is the Golden City. The city just celebrated its 113th birthday and after all that time we finally have a professional sports team. When the NHL announced Vegas would be given an expansion team, it seemed that only the people in our city where excited. Everyone else said it wouldn’t work, the team would be in last place and the list of doubt goes on.
After an incredible and record breaking season the Vegas Golden Knights have made their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. And this city has turned to GOLD! Everywhere you look from The Strip to the local neighborhoods Golden Knights fever has caught on. While many people and many fans of other teams are still nay-sayers, Vegas has faith and confidence in our team and cities new found love for hockey.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals come to T-Mobile Arena on Memorial Day. We caught up with the team and asked players about playing in Sin City and home ice advantage in the finals. On playing in Vegas verse different NHL cities, Ryan Reaves told us its so different, “It’s a Vegas show with a hockey game.” When asked about home ice, Nate Schmidt said, “I can’t wait for Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena. It’s going to be awesome!”
Stay up to date with all of our Stanley Cup Finals coverage on twitter @SinCityTimes.
The Flamingo Hotel & Casino has teamed up with local promoters, Artificial People Las Vegas to present an all new LGBT event on the Vegas Strip. Electric Safari a night swim event at the hotel’s beach pool will kick of on May 17, 2018. The event will start at 9:00pm every Thursday and go till 3:00am.
Electric Safari is geared towards the LGBT community, however event promoters say that everyone is welcome. “This event is meant to be fun, sexy and exciting for all walks of life.”
The Cube Guys and Noir D Costa will be providing the sounds on opening night.
The guest list page for the event says, “Get lost in our jungle of pleasure with the hottest party people. This hedonist vibe is sure to set the strip on fire.” This sounds like the party we want to attend.
Get on the guest list at VegasGayPoolParty.com and see you there this Summer.
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.
If you weren’t able to take part in the walk but still want to donate to the cause visit local charities: AFAN, Sin Sity Sisters and Golden Rainbow.
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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