Earl Turner “Las Vegas Heart & Soul!” Virtual Fundraising Concert May 23rd, 2020

Join Earl Turner, one of the good guys who happens to call Las Vegas home, as he hosts a Virtual Fundraising Concert, this Saturday, May 23, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. PST. Called “Las Vegas Heart & Soul!” Watch on line at www.facebook.com/earlturnershow or www.instagram.com/broadwayinthehood as some of the best performers in the world will participate during the three-hour effort to raise money for the Virtual Summer Camp by Broadway in The Hood., “Helping Others Open Doors.”

Earl Turner

The organization provides young people between the ages of 10 to 17 an opportunity to learn the theater arts of music, singing, dancing, acting, and stage production, as well as other aspects of show business. Please tune in so we can open doors for these talented performers and offer them an unforgettable summer!

“I promise it will be an evening full of great music, magic, laughs, and lots of fun. I hope to see you there,” Turner said. “It’s really going to be a great evening joining so many talented people together during such a devastating time in our life.”

Here is just a short list of those scheduled to appear: Ben Vereen, George Wallace, Lance Burton, Clint Holmes, Reva Rice, Torrey Russell, Kelly Clinton-Holmes, Mac King, Antonio Fargas, Zowie Bowie, Bubba Knight, Frankie Scinta, Myron Martin, Jerry Metellus, Gina Eckstine, Vivian Ross Scott, Jerry Lopez, Lannie Counts, Bob Anderson, Loretta Holloway, Sonny Charles, Elisa Fiorillo, Sonny Turner, Serena Henry, Avana Christie, Finis Henderson, John Katsilometes, Bernadette Bascom, Corrie Sachs, Bruce Williamson, Skip Martin, Darcus Gates, Patty Janura, Jonathan Potenciano, Aaron Turner, Bob Sachs, Giloh Morgan, Jaclyn McSpadden, Janice Sands, Ken Young, Bobby ‘Brooks’Wilson, Mon Dre, Ricky Bascones, Kenny James, Lani Misalucha and many more… See ya on the TV tube.


The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is prepared to reopen on Sunday, May 31, 2020, contingent on the State of Nevada and local authorities lifting general restrictions. As it resumes operations, the award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization will have new public health protocols in effect, developed in accordance with Centers for Disease Control, Southern Nevada Health District guidelines and industry specific best practices, to ensure the well-being and safety of all staff and guests. In addition, the Museum will provide each guest with a complimentary bottle of FDA approved 80 percent ethanol liquid hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, for a limited time.

Complimentary Face Mask

“We eagerly look forward to welcoming back our guests and we have taken the utmost care to ensure that they, along with our team members, can enjoy the safest possible Museum environment,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum. “Our commitment to preserving history, fostering public discourse, and providing enriching, one-of-a-kind experiences remains unchanged.”

In addition to existing sanitization procedures and health and safety protocols, the Museum announces the following policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All individuals will be required to wear face masks for the duration of their time inside the Museum, with exceptions made only at management discretion in situations where sufficient alternative precautions are possible. Upon entering the building, each guest will receive a complimentary face mask to use if one is not already in possession.
  • The Museum will limit entry to approximately one-third of its previous operating capacity, and individual exhibit spaces will have capacity levels kept to half of posted fire code.
  • Purchasing tickets in advance online or over the phone with selected dates and times will be strongly encouraged to manage capacity.
  • A wellness check process will be employed for all individuals entering the building to reduce the likelihood of preventable exposure. This will include temperature checks with no-contact scanners for all employees, volunteers, vendors, and guests.
  • Included with every ticket purchased, for a limited time, each guest will be provided with a complimentary bottle of 80 percent ethanol hand sanitizer. Guests may also opt for complimentary gloves and a stylus for use on Museum interactives.
  • Exhibits throughout the Museum have been reconfigured to better manage guest flow and to reduce physical handling. In some cases, videos and interactives have been modified.
  • High-efficiency particulate air filters will be used in The Underground for optimal filtration.
  • Speakeasy seating will be no more than half of fire code, with a minimum of six feet separation between tables. Single-use menus and other table service precautions will minimize contact.
  • The frequency of deep sanitizing occurring after-hours will be dramatically increased.  The process and disinfectants used will be certified by a hospital grade cleaning service.

All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here. Special hours for the vulnerable population, and their caretakers, will be available on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The Museum offers a special rate to all Nevada residents of $16.95, which is a 40 percent discount off regular admission. A daily Happy Hour ticket is available for all out-of-state visitors after 5 p.m. for $19.95.  For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance, please visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.


The Summerlin Council, organizer of the annual Summerlin Patriotic Parade that typically draws more than 40,000 parade-goers and now in its 26th year, will transition the parade to a virtual event this year. The streamed Patriotic Parade will debut on July 4 at 9 a.m. and will provide an opportunity for our community to connect and celebrate the 244th birthday of our country in an innovative, fun, and safe way. According to Lezlie Barnson-DeNardin, executive director of The Summerlin Council, the virtual parade will still include the small-town spirit and big-city pageantry of the annual parade, but in a different format.

“We plan to include a number of the same community groups and organizations that participate in the parade, but in a virtual way,” said Barnson-DeNardin. “As participants and details are confirmed, we will release information to get the community excited about spending the morning of July 4 with us – online, of course.”

Summerlin Patriotic Parade

The Summerlin Council, the non-profit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, educational and recreational enrichment of residents, will post updates and detailed information about how to tune in to the virtual parade at summerlinpatrioticparade.com. The council encourages everyone to check the site leading up to the parade.

The title sponsor for the virtual parade is The Howard Hughes Corporation/Summerlin. Premier Sponsor is Centralized Security Services. So, join in on Saturday, July 4, 2020, 9 a.m. at Streaming virtually. Everyone is invited to tune in! Check it out summerlinpatrioticparade.com for updates.


University Gateway, the pioneering mixed-use residential, retail and office project on Maryland Parkway adjacent to UNLV and developed by G2 Capital Development, announces the reopening of the original location of Roberto’s Taco Shop. The eatery, which first opened in 1990 at 1220 E. Harmon Ave. near UNLV, shuttered in January 2020 when its strip mall became slated for redevelopment by G2. Its new home, on the ground floor of the high-rise University Gateway building at 4700 S. Maryland Pkwy., is open 8:00 a.m. to midnight.

Reopening of Roberto’s Taco Shop

“We’re proud Roberto’s is now open at University Gateway,” said Frank J Marretti III, founder, G2 Capital Development. “Their iconic taco shop has been a fixture in the neighborhood for 30 years and makes a welcome addition to our mix of eclectic eateries and other amenities. I’m sure it will be a frequent destination for everyone who lives and works around the UNLV corridor.”

University Gateway’s first floor retail also houses Peet’s Coffee, eateries such as Crumbl Cookies and Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the convenience of a branch of America First Credit Union and the soon-to-open Pizza Forte, Sushi Joes and the Brew Tea Bar, plus more retail shops to come.

Roberto Robledo and his wife Dolores

For more information about University Gateway, visit theyouliving.com. Media may schedule a preview tour and interview by emailing Vanessa Thill with The Vox Agency at [email protected].


Roberto Robledo and his wife Dolores began their career in the food industry providing tortillas to stores and restaurants when they successfully opened their own tortilla factory in San Ysidro, California in the summer of 1964. Soon after opening the tortilla factory, they expanded the venture and opened a traditional style taco shop. In 1964, Roberto Robledo began operating San Diego’s first taco shop and, in 1990, Roberto’s Taco Shop opened its first Nevada location. The eatery now has more than 60 locations—57 of which are in Nevada.


A local family-owned company with 30 years of experience in exhibit fabrication reinvented itself to keep its doors open and help other small businesses reopen amidst the new regulations to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic MT Exhibits is now producing customizable personal protection dividers that easily and affordably partition spaces to allow for improved social distancing while still efficiently serving customers. The lightweight and easy to sanitize dividers are being installed in local beauty salons across the valley and can be a solution for any business that needs to adhere to social distancing protocols in a limited space, such as stadiums/arenas, hotels, airports, and other public venues that need to accommodate social distancing in customer lines typically divided by stanchions at security checkpoints or check-in counters.

More details about this business success story in the midst of our growing economic and health crisis related to COVID-19 are in the press release below/attached, including a photo of the product and a quote from the owner of Square Colour Spa + Salon:

“Our main concern has always been the safety and security of our salon team and clients,” said Barbara Garcia Grove, owner of Square Colour Spa + Salon. “Meeting Al and Tania of MT exhibits has been a blessing.  We placed their dividers in our shampoo and pedicure areas to make both the Salon staff and clients feel safer. They brought their professional exhibit business from the Las Vegas Strip to the local beauty business. As a small business, it is important for us to support other small businesses in our community.”

This is just one of many small businesses stepping up to the plate and changing their stance to quickly adapt to an economic crisis and find a solution to help other small businesses reopen safely.


Well, gang, that’s about all for this week.

I’m outa here!

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