The Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas has pulled of a biggie in booking one of the hottest comedians on social media, D.C. Young Fly will be performing a special 7:00 p.m. show beginning this Monday through Thursday.
D.C. Young Fly’s expansive work in the comedy, acting, and digital spheres have made him a standout as an entertainment multi-hyphenate. A comedian, actor, social media influencer, and podcast host, D.C. has proven that innate comedic ability, abundant creativity, and a passion for generating laughter in others can be translated across multiple mediums.
Originally having picked up traction for his hilarious videos on line, D.C. is a fan- favorite amongst today’s generation and currently has an overall holding deal with Viacom/ MTV. He is a veteran cast member of Nick Cannon’s WILD ’N OUT, which wrapped its 13th season this year, and can recently be seen bringing the humor to MTV’s Total Request Live reboot as one of its main hosts.
On the acting front, his credits include BET’s THE NEW EDITION STORY, the Lionsgate Feature Film TWO MINUTES OF FAME, and Will Packer’s ALMOST CHRISTMAS, in which he plays ‘Eric’ alongside Mo’Nique, J.B. Smoove, and Gabrielle Union. D.C. also recently played ‘Jaymo’ in Jerrod Carmichael’s new multi-cam comedy series for FOX, REL. He can next be seen in the Lionsgate Feature Film, TWO MINUTES OF FAME, Nick Cannon’s SHE BALL, Master P’s upcoming Independent Feature, I GOT THE HOOK UP 2, recurring in ABC’S GROWNISH, and as the lead in the upcoming Universal Comedy, HOW HIGH 2.
DC has also made several unscripted guest appearances on projects including BET’s gameshow, BLACK CARD REVOKED, and VH1’s HIP HOP SQUARES, where his natural comedic timing and energy played well with sold out live audiences.
As a creator, D.C.’s original online comedy videos have garnered him a huge following, including over 6 million Instagram followers; 1.2 million Facebook fans; 200,000 Twitter followers, and 19 million views on YouTube. And always a fan of live performances, he tours the country both as a headliner for sold out shows in the stand-up comedy space and as the host of the hilarious 85 SOUTH podcast show.
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Known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz,” critically acclaimed vocalist Michelle Johnson offers a delightful and inspiring evening in her new show, Salute to the Great Singer-Songwriters, which pays tribute to the music of Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Billy Joel, Tracey Chapman, and many more. It all takes place inside Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas.
Michelle Johnson’s soaring vocals, versatile repertoire, and ability to engage an audience in a dynamic, personal, and intimate way have made her a favorite at The Smith Center and in cabarets and performing arts centers across the country. Michelle has performed on Broadway and appeared, toured, or recorded with legendary artists including Gladys Knight, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and Elton John. In addition, she has starred in and executive produced sold-out shows in Las Vegas and other cities.
Backed by an incredible band led by outstanding musical director and arranger Jeffrey Neiman, this evening of great music crosses multiple genres and features hit songs we all know and love. The show also features Michelle’s original song “I’m All In,” from her upcoming album, with tracks that will be produced by Grammy winner Kamau Kenyatta (producer for Grammy winner Gregory Porter and others) and producer and Grammy-nominated recording engineer Josh Connolly (Cee Lo, Arian Grande, Santana). Presented in the intimate setting of Myron’s Cabaret Jazz inside Las Vegas’s Smith Center, Salute to the Great Singer-Songwriters promises to be a wonderful evening featuring music by some of the best-loved singer/songwriters.
Salute to the Great Singer-Songwriters takes place on Friday, August 9th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 – $40 plus applicable taxes and fees. To purchase tickets, call The Smith Center box office at 702.749-2000 or click here. To learn more about the show go to https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/michelle-johnson-salute-to-singer-songwriters/.
Michelle’s liquid voice and unique storytelling style will engage you from the first note to the last. See you there.
Walker Furniture held a ceremony and luncheon at the VFW Post in North Las Vegas on June 29 to announce this year’s 12 U.S. Military veterans who received furniture, some specialized, as part of Walker’s sixth annual “Help for Heroes” program.
“We (Walker Furniture) created the ‘Help for Heroes’ program to help make day-to-day living a little easier for an often-overlooked segment of our community,” said Larry Alterwitz, Walker Furniture CEO/owner. “This year the program is providing some relief for 12 active military personnel and/or veterans.”
The 12 recipients selected from letters written by family, friends and community partners and read by American Legion Paradise Post 149 include: Peggy Randle – Navy Vet; Guy Nguyen – Marines; Chris McKay – Marines; Dale Hammond – Vietnam; Laura Mazzola-De Jesus – 10-year Vet; Brian Lougee — Army National Guard; Thomas Maloney – Air Force; Cleveland Lee Johnson – Air Force; Ricky Lee Poe – Desert Storm; Sharon Kimbrough – Air Force; Walter Norton – Vietnam – Air Force; and Kim Aurich – Air Force.
John Mull’s – Road Kill Grill provided the lunch to the veterans and their friends and families while the Las Vegas Rescue Mission donated food boxes to each recipient. This year’s new community partner Yes Air Conditioning is providing any air conditioning or plumbing repairs each recipient may need.
Commander Robert Bencsko presented Walker Furniture owners Larry Alterwitz and Linda Alterwitz-Mizrahi with a plaque thanking them for their continued support of the local veterans in our community. Senator Jacky Rosen’s regional representative and Veterans Outreach Manager Brendan C. Vargas presented them with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition.
Mistinguett Productions and its producer, Mistinguett, is so excited to announce the return to our stage inside, The Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd, Las Vegas, 89134, one of the most entertaining performers in Las Vegas. MARK O’TOOLE starring in “THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS… A TRIBUTE TO SINATRA AND MANILOW,” SATURDAY, JULY 13, at 7p.m.
Winner of NBC Star Search!; Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year!; Las Vegas Lounge Performer of the Year! (2x) ; 2014 Fan’s Entertainment Hall of Fame; and Las Vegas Male Vocalist of the Year (3x).
“OToole TRIUMPHS!,” reported The Vegas Voice…Truly the Best Show I’ve seen in years. We left the theatre singing and dancing “Copacabana,” said Live Magazine, The Bold New Voice of the American Song Book, O’Toole is a highly sought-after performer, having headlined at almost every casino and nightclub in Las Vegas! Any first-time listener is likely to be struck by the quality of Mark’s powerful voice, part velvet, part gravel, and all taut emotion.
He is the recipient of numerous highly coveted entertainment and humanitarian awards! This show has received rave reviews and always ends with a standing ovation and a cheering audience dancing in the aisles! We are extremely fortunate to catch him here in Vegas before he leaves for a national tour. Tickets are only $20, so get your tickets early, this one will surely be a sell-out!
Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, introduces a hot new lineup of powerhouse talent just in time for summer at Tropicana Las Vegas. Starting July 3, audiences will be “Rolling in the Deep” with Nair Cardoza’s breathtaking tribute to Adele; taken to a “Higher Ground” with Tino Ilbach’s homage to Stevie Wonder; “All Shook Up” from Daniel Durston’s portrayal of The King, Elvis Presley; Nellie Norris shows her “True Colors” with her colorful tribute to Cyndi Lauper, and Rod Stewart is “Forever Young” when John Anthony joins the cast on July 10.
Legends in Concert continues to celebrate the world’s most famous and influential icons, many gone too soon, giving audiences an extraordinary chance to experience the most captivating music, fashion and memories of these true legends live on one stage. The acclaimed production also dazzles fans with historic showgirl costumes curated directly from iconic Vegas productions of the past, creating a special tribute to the showgirl glamour that is synonymous with the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Legends in Concert performs at Tropicana Las Vegas Monday through Saturday (dark Sunday) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $49.99 (excluding tax and fees). VIP booths and preferred seating are also available, ranging from $59.99 to $79.99 (excluding tax and fees). Bottle service is available in the VIP booths, starting at just $45. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Tropicana Box Office, or online at ticketmaster.com and ticketbat.com.
Since its debut in 1983, Legends in Concert has earned countless entertainment industry awards including “Show of the Year,” “Entertainers of the Year,” “Grand Slam,” and the prestigious “Show of Shows” awarded by the International Press Association and was most recently awarded the 2018 “Casino Production Show of the Year,” at the sixth annual Casino Entertainment Awards, presented by The Global Gaming Expo (G2E). For more information about Legends in Concert, visit LEGENDSINCONCERT.COM.
Hammer’s House Party invites fans to reminisce with some of the most iconic names in pop, hip-hop and R&B, when it lands at the Pearl Concert Theater, inside the Palms Casino Resort, on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8 p.m.
With featured lineups from city to city, the artists will perform the biggest hits of a generation. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” “2 Legit 2 Quit,” Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” and many, many more during this nostalgia-themed night out that will bring the hits and get you dancing. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event.
Hammer’s House Party is the latest iconic package tour created by Universal Attractions Agency in partnership with MC Hammer. With Hammer being largely off the touring scene and deeply involved in tech, philanthropy, and prison reform (The Last Mile) over the last decade, he decided it was time to give his fans what they wanted – a proper tour. Hammer says of UAA’s co-owner Jeff Epstein, “When Jeff pitched the idea to me for Hammers House Party, I loved the concept and the potential line-ups, and we collectively hit the ground running…it’s Hammertime”. “Hammer has been one of our top clients for a very long time, and he’s one of the hardest working and most giving people I know,” says Epstein, “The demand for him as a performer has actually increased while he’s been off the touring circuit. He truly is too legit to quit!”
SiriusXM FLY plays Hip Hop and R&B songs from the ‘90s and 2000s. Listeners will hear music from artists including Snoop Dogg, Boys II Men, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Jodeci, Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill, Fugees, 2Pac, Missy Elliott, and Notorious B.I.G.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket Prices are: $49.95, $69.95, $89.95, $139.95, and $239.95 plus applicable fees.
Following the successful launch of its “Summer Soiree” series last month, the second “Cadence Summer Soiree” event returns with a country twist on Saturday, July 13. The event happening in Cadence’s Central Park (1170 E. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89011) will be held from 6-10 p.m.
Kicking things off, guests can scoot their boots and learn a few moves with line dancing classes while DJ Jace spins country hits. Headlining the event is local band Huckleberry Hicks and food trucks scheduled to participate include: Meats Gone Wild, Guido Pie, Greek Delights, The Spice is Right, Grand Slam Custard, and Cold Stone Creamery.
The Cadence Central Park playground will be in full swing and along with oversized lawn games for guests to enjoy.
The family-friendly event is open to the public with free admission to the park grounds and complimentary on-site street parking. Food and drinks will be available for purchase directly from each food truck and during the first hour of the event, attendees will be able to enjoy $1 off specialty items.
“After the success of the first Cadence Summer Soiree, we can’t wait to show attendees what each event brings,” said Cheryl Gowan, MA, APR, Vice President of Marketing of Cadence developer The LandWell Company. “Country music lovers, food enthusiasts and prospective homebuyers are all invited to experience everything Cadence has to offer.”
In addition to the July 13 event, another Summer Soiree event is slated for August 10. Entertainment for August 10 as well as future events will be announced at a later date. Stay up to date with Cadence events on social media at facebook.com/CadenceNV, Twitter @CadenceNV and on Instagram @Cadence_NV and visit www.CadenceNV.com for further details.
Cadence is Southern Nevada’s first master planned community to break ground in a decade and, upon completion, will boast more than 13,250 homes across 2,200 acres. For more information about Cadence, visit www.CadenceNV.com or call 702-558-9366.
Well, gang, that’s it for the week.