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Local Bands Compete for $10,000 Prize at Extreme Thing

Local Bands Compete for $10,000 Prize at Extreme Thing


A Las Vegas band will win a $10,000 recording package this weekend during the annual Extreme Thing at Desert Breeze Park.

The entertainment and extreme sports event will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and will include several stages with local bands and DJ’s.

Besides the music, BMX riders, wrestlers and skateboarder will show off their talents in competitions and demonstrations.

The band competition for the $10,000 recording package will be on the International Academy of Design & Technology stage.

The six bands set to perform Saturday were chosen from 70 bands that originally performed in a battle of the bands in February.

The finalists will compete for a five-day, high-quality recording package at IADT’s new industry-current studio, valued at $10,000.

Food and drink vendors will be available. Clark County puts on Extreme Thing and expects 25,000 people for the all day concert and sports event.

Red Rock Resort Wins Casino of the Year

Red Rock Resort Wins Casino of the Year


Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa has been named Casino of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.

The resort received the award because it played host to so many country music artists in 2012. It will be honored during the ACM award show, which is set to air on CBS on Sunday, April 7.

The award will be officially presented to the casino during an off-camera industry celebration in Nashville in the fall.

This is the fifth time Station Casinos has won this award. Boulder Station and Green Valley Ranch have both won the award in the past.

Red Rock Resort is home to a weekly performance of Nashville Unplugged, which is a showcase for singer-songwriters Brian McComas and Aaron Benward, along with up-and-coming country talent.



Red Rock Resort Nominated for ACM Award

Red Rock Resort Nominated for ACM Award


While most awards will be given to country music artists at the Academy of County Music Awards in April, one of the nominees is actually a Las Vegas resort.

The Red Rock Resort has been nominated for Casino of the Year. It is the only Las Vegas resort nominated this year. It is competing against Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, Washington and WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Boulder Station won the award in 1999, 2001, and 2003. Green Valley Ranch Resort won in 2009.

The academy also gives out awards for Nightclub of the Year, Venue of the Year and Promoter of the Year.

Jewish Film Festival's Variety Appeals to Wide Audience

The festival begins Sunday and continues for two weeks.

The way Joshua Abbey sees it, one thing is keeping the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival from reaching a broader audience. Its name.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Luke Bryan Takes Spotlight as Red Rock Headliner

A rising country music star takes the stage at the Red Rock Resort Friday.

At what point do fast-rising country stars go from opening act to headliner? For Luke Bryan, you can pretty well pinpoint it: today, at Red Rock Resort's outdoor amphitheater.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Chess Champions to Face Off in 4 Weeks of Play

Chess Champions to Face Off in 4 Weeks of Play


A new store at the newly opened retail area The Market LV, which is part of Tivoli Village, will be hosting a World Chess Federation Title Match.

Chess N’ Games will host the WCF World Chess Federation Title Match #11 featuring Grand Master Stan Vaughn and his challenger Ron Goss. Vaughn currently holds the title of WCF World Chess Champion. Goss was the winner of the Candidates Tournament in 2010.

The play will start October 1. The match is played out in a unique way. There will be one match a day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for four weeks. Each match takes about 7 to 9 hours. The final match is scheduled for Friday, November 9. 

The Market LV to Host Talent from OC Hit Factory

The Market LV to Host Talent from OC Hit Factory


The newest addition to the Tivoli Village shopping center will be hosting its first musical guests this weekend.

The Market LV will be hosting talent from the OC Hit Factory, which is a record label from southern California focused on young and developing artists. The show is at 7 p.m. Saturday inside The Market LV near the View Wine Bar & Kitchen.

The musical talent scheduled for the show includes the following artists:

Joanna Pearl
Ava Cocks
Catrien Maxwell
Dixie Maxwell
Robbie Crebar
Gavyn Bailey
Parker Hernandez
Hope Gonzales
Madison Flowers
Haley Chapman
Marcus Miles
Savannah Young

The performance is free to the public.