Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his 50th Anniversary Tour to The Orleans Showroom on Feb. 25-26. Humperdinck found early success in Europe in the mid-1960’s with the hit single “Release Me,” which spent 56 weeks in the Top 50 of the U.K. charts and reached #1 in 11 countries. His hits continued with the ballads “There Goes My Everything” and “The Last Waltz.” In 1969, his self-titled album peaked at #5 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts.
Humperdinck continued to produce hits in the 1970’s, including “After the Lovin’,” which became a Top-10 single in the U.S. and earned Gold designation. His album of the same name charted in the Top 20 in the U.S. and was a Double-Platinum success for Humperdinck. As the years went on, Humperdinck became a household name thanks to appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and popular television shows “The Love Boat,” “Hotel” and “Fantasy Island.”
Throughout the years, Humperdinck has recorded with many fellow music legends, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Gloria Gaynor, Willie Nelson, and others. Humperdinck has recorded 64 Gold albums, 35 Platinum albums and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. In addition, he has sold more than 140 million records worldwide.
Showtime is at 8:00 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $54.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast, and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.
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A new health concept focusing on freshly prepared grab-and-go meals, Health Binge, opened its first retail location in Las Vegas. Created on a foundation of nutritional convenience, Health Binge provides customers with fresh, portion-controlled, healthy gourmet meals at the ease of a fast food establishment. Health Binge is at 6040 W. Badura Ave., Ste 140, Las Vegas, NV 89118, near Jones Blvd and 215 Hwy
Founded by former Notre Dame football captain, NFL athlete and Harvard MBA graduate Gerome Sapp, Health Binge strives to make healthy eating simple, convenient and gourmet. The idea first came to Sapp in college, as he searched for a way to provide quick, healthy meals to players that would implement proper nutrients for better focus and overall well-being. At Notre Dame, he created a grab-and-go meal system for teammates, which was later introduced to the entire student body. Following a successful college career, Sapp was drafted to the Baltimore Ravens in 2003 and later played for the Indianapolis Colts. After leaving the NFL to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, Sapp launched multiple ventures including several tech companies, which led him to relocate to Las Vegas with the help of investor Tony Hsieh, who was a major contributor to his last tech startup.
In developing Health Binge, Sapp sought guidance from top rated chefs to combine his knowledge and experience from professional sports training with his idea of nutritional convenience, to develop a 100% gluten-free menu complete with both kid-friendly, vegan and vegetarian options, as well as more than 60 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack meals. Utilizing a central kitchen for meal preparation, Health Binge is able to control consistency, quality, and distribution of its offerings daily.
“Health Binge represents a culmination of my life’s passions all in one exciting new brand. My passion for helping people reach their goals both physical and emotionally, along with my passion for nutrition and wellness, are both satisfied with the launch of Health Binge,” said Founder and CEO, Gerome Sapp.
Each Health Binge meal is portion-controlled, nutrient-rich and incorporates elements of the G-BOMBS Diet; a diet including Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds, which if consumed regularly can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. Top-selling menu items range in price from $8 to $13.75 and include Ancho Chili Bison Enchiladas (420 calories) complete with lean ground bison, ancho sauce, black beans, gluten-free tortillas, brown rice, goat cheese and a lime wedge; Blackened Shrimp with & Grits (276 calories) made with blackened grilled shrimp, gluten-free grits, egg white, asparagus and cherry tomatoes; and Lemon & Vanilla Blackberry Pancakes (207 calories) including grilled turkey sausage, gluten-free pancake batter, sided with blackberry compote and maple syrup. Health Binge also offers three flavors of 12oz cold-pressed juices.
Meal plans are available on individual and corporate levels and are completely customizable based on personal nutritional, caloric and dietary goals. Health Binge’s hallmark “Binge 7,” a seven-day meal plan guided by an onsite nutritionist, caters to patrons looking for a personalized approach to healthy eating and includes complimentary biweekly delivery. Health Binge also offers businesses the convenience of a corporate account, where companies can provide daily lunches or complete meal plans to employees as part of its wellness program or as a special perk.
Sapp has plans to expand throughout Southern Nevada over the next year. Along with its flagship retail store, Health Binge has plans to soon announce a partnership with a major regional fitness company to debut the concept inside more than 15 of its locations. For more information on Health Binge, visit http://www.tryhealthbinge.com or find them on Instagram at @tryhealthbinge.
Tickets are now on sale to see country legend Dwight Yoakam Saturday, April 1 at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. Yoakam continues to sell out tours, performing hits like “Miner’s Prayer,” “Fast As You,” “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere,” and the number one hit “Guitars, Cadillacs.” Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
Revered for his honky tonk, Bakersfield-blues style that many say saved country in the 80s and the 90s, Yoakam has been wowing audiences since his first hit, “Miner’s Prayer.” With 10 gold, platinum, or triple-platinum albums, 14 top 10 Billboard hits, and honors from the Grammys, CMAs, ACMs, and the “Artist of the Year” honor from the Americana Music Awards under his belt buckle, Yoakam’s legacy in country music is set. He’s sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.
Yoakam released his newest album “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…” in 2016 on the 30th anniversary of “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.” the album that solidified his chart-topping status. Yoakam wooed fans this time around by reinterpreting some of his hit songs in a bluegrass style.
“We are excited for Dwight Yoakam to bring the sounds of country to the Star of the Desert Arena,” said Shana Gerety, vice president of marketing at Primm Valley Casino Resorts. “It’s the perfect opportunity for the Las Vegas community to take the short drive to Primm to see a show, dine, stay and play.”
For tickets, visit primmvalleyresorts.com or call the Star of the Desert Arena Box Office at 702.386.7867. Box office hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Royal Links Golf Club opens the 2017 season with a pair of events this week. Royal Groundhog Day will celebrate the upcoming birth of spring, and Big Game Shotgun Sunday features a shotgun start with specials in the clubhouse before, during and after the Super Bowl. Wake up to Groundhog Day on Feb. 2 with “a repeat” of 18 holes for $59, playing 36 holes for the price of 18. There will be drink specials in the clubhouse and if the groundhog sees his shadow, get a shot on the house. On Super Bowl Sunday, the Big Game Shotgun start begins at 8:30 a.m. with a $89 rate that includes a hot breakfast. After the round, watch the game in comfort in the rustic clubhouse with an old Scottish appeal. Royal Links now has local, military, and non-peak rates along with annual memberships. The facility features an all-grass driving range and the Royal Pro Shop has an extensive selection of traditional and non-traditional golf attire. Call 702.765.0484 to make reservations or online at www.royallinksgolfclub.com.
Royal Links, owned by Shelby Futch and the Scottsdale Golf Group, was built to honor the rich legacy and tradition of the game of golf. Designed by Dye International, this links-style course features holes inspired by 11 different Open Championship rotation courses. Futch is a founder of the John Jacobs Golf Schools and was inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. The golf club was locally recognized as the “Best Course in Las Vegas” in the Review Journal’s “Best of Vegas” poll, and was recognized as one of “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by GolfWeek. Royal Links is located at 5995 Vegas Valley Drive in Las Vegas, and hosts traditional and non-traditional events, group outings and non-golf events, offering clients exclusive event planning and execution. To book an event or for more information, call 702.765.0484.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week.