An update on the city of Las Vegas and surrounding areas for the Canadian client
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Spring 2013
Seventh Annual Vegas Uncork’d Chefs Announced
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred, announced culinary talents, including Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Joël Robuchon, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, François Payard, Guy Savoy, Hubert Keller, Michael Mina, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger for the seventh year of the Las Vegas-based international food festival May 9-11. Tickets for the majority of events are on sale at
www.vegasUncorked.com
Chef Gordon Ramsay Opens Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and Gordon Ramsay BurGR
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino are now open. Following the highly successful opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas in May, the debut of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace® and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino marks three Gordon Ramsay restaurants in Las Vegas in less than a year and expands the renowned chef’s relationship with Caesars Entertainment Corp. For more information please click here.

Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas to Feature Performance from Prince
“The 2013 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET). The show will honor Prince with the Billboard Icon Award. This Billboard chart-topper will also deliver an unforgettable performance during the broadcast executive produced by Don Mischer. For more information please click here.

Krave Massive and Guest House Films to Launch LGBT Movie Theater
Soon to become the world’s largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive has announced a new partnership with Guest House Films, a Los Angeles-based film production and distribution company, to open an LGBT movie theater within the nightclub.  Officially known as Guest House Theaters at Krave Massive, the movie theater will launch in conjunction with the nightclub’s official grand opening this spring and will feature two screens dedicated to showing LGBT films year-round. For more information visit:
www.kravemassive.com
Elton John Extends Caesars Palace Residency
World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John made a triumphant return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with his all new show, “The Million Dollar Piano” in Sept. 2011. At the centerpiece of the performance is the show’s namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha. Additional performances have been added through May 2013. For more information please click here.
Donny & Marie Extend Residency at Flamingo Las Vegas
Recently voted “Best All-Around Performers,” “Best Show” and “Best Singer” by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Donny & Marie will continue to entertain sold-out audiences with an extension to perform at Flamingo Las Vegas through 2013. For more information please click here.
Bill Maher Lands at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort for 2013 Residency
Comedian, television host, political commentator and best-selling author Bill Maher will make the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort his 2013 home with performances on the following dates: March 23-24, June 8-9, Sept. 6-7 and Nov. 2-3. Show times are 8 p.m. For more information please click here.
Dream Racing Launches New Street Car Driving Experience
Dream Racing, the luxury racing experience at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has introduced a new street legal racing division, designed to allow more people the opportunity to drive sports cars on a track  like a professional. Dream Racing’s core experience, which launched in early 2012, features a fleet of track-tuned Ferrari 430 GT racing machines so powerful they are not legal on the street.  Now, the company is offering more affordable entry-level experiences designed for drivers to test a variety of luxury sports cars on the same infield track.  Vehicles joining the line-up include the Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche 911 Carrera S. For more information visit: www.dreamracing.com
Las Vegas Global Business District Unveiled
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority unveiled its plans for the Las Vegas Global Business District, an overarching vision for the Las Vegas Convention Center and the surrounding area. Envisioned to be completed in phases, the Las Vegas Global Business District creates an international business destination by incorporating major renovations of the Las Vegas Convention Center, leveraging the World Trade Center designation and developing transportation connectivity through a centralized hub. Plans call for the Las Vegas Global Business District to be developed in phases over several years.  The first phase, over the next two years, will include programming and design, the development of overall budget, improvements to the current space at the Las Vegas Convention Center and land acquisition. For more information please click here.

Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson Announce Michael Jackson ONE
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil have announced that Michael Jackson ONE will open and take residency exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino this summer. Directed by Jamie King, Michael Jackson ONE will start its preview performances on May 23 and have its official premiere on June 29.  This entirely new show is the second creative project to be developed between Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson after the top grossing Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, currently playing arenas in Europe as it travels the world. For more information please click here.

‘What’s New In Las Vegas’ Canada is a monthly newsletter highlighting the latest updates on hotel and resort openings, packages, entertainment, events, cool happenings for the Canadian client.

Contact:
Patrice Bell Account Director (416) 925-8212 ext.226 patrice@voxtm.ca
Andrew Ricketts, Public Relations Account Executive (416) 925-8212 ext.237 andrew@voxtm.ca
Barb Finn, Groups & Incentive Representative barb@voxtm.ca
Peter Nowicki, Sales Manager, Western Canada peter@voxtm.ca
Renée Wilson, Account Executive, Quebec renee@voxtm.ca

For more information on Las Vegas, please visit , www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.ca
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2601, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3E2 Toll Free: 1-866-925-8212,
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