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NASCAR Awards Staying in Las Vegas

NASCAR Awards Staying in Las Vegas

NASCAR announced Monday its awards ceremony and Champion’s Week will stay in Las Vegas for the next three years.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, November 30. The awards will be a culmination of Champion’s Week, which is a week-long celebration for the Sprint Cup Series champion and NASCAR fans.

“Experience tells us that Las Vegas creates the perfect backdrop for our sport and our fans to join us in celebrating a NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship,” said Steve Phelps, chief marketing officer for NASCAR. “Returning Champion’s Week and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards to Vegas for the next three years will help our loyal fans crystallize their plans to join us in putting the finishing touches on the season that was with a series of intriguing events across the city.”

'Vegas Uncork'd' Returning to the Strip

'Vegas Uncork'd' Returning to the Strip

 

Four resorts on the Strip will host four days of the best food and wine in the country with the sixth annual Vegas Uncork’d event.

Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay all partnered with Bon Appetit Magazine to host the food festival. Sixty restaurants, 50 chefs, and 30 sommeliers will be part of the event.

There are more than 30 events planned for the four days of foodie heaven.

“This is a brand-new Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit,” Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit editor in chief, said  “It is taking the best of what has drawn more than 5,000 tourists to this event each year for the last five years and adding the editorial excitement and voice of the new Bon Appétit.”

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Latin Grammy Awards Show Returns to Las Vegas

Latin Grammy Awards Show Returns to Las Vegas

The 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards are coming back to Las Vegas for the fifth time.

The Latin Recording Academy announced Thursday that the show is set for Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas Strip. It will air live on Univision.

A month of Latin Grammy-themed cultural events, street parties and recording sessions are scheduled to lead up to what organizers call the biggest night in Latin music. The awards honor Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking artists and other professionals in their industry. Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 dominated the show in 2011, winning its 19th award from the academy with its politically charged lyrics and Afro-Caribbean beats.

Nominations for the 2012 Latin Grammys will be announced Sept. 26 in Los Angeles.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

A-Tech Student Wins MGM Design Competition

A-Tech Student Wins MGM Design Competition

A contest that recognizes students for creative design, successful problem solving, and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings Tuesday crowned Brandan K. Siebrecht the winner of the 2012 Las Vegas High School CAD Drafting Contest.

Siebrecht, a senior from Advanced Technologies Academy, prevailed over 67 other contestants. In addition to winning a cash prize of $500, he also earned a summer internship opportunity with MGM Resorts International Design.

The annual competition is sponsored by The National Association of Women in Construction and solicits Computer Assisted Design drawings from junior and senior high school students from across the Las Vegas Valley.

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

 

Health and fitness are on the agenda for a Saturday fair at Stupak Community Center.

The center’s Youth Council invites people to a Fun & Fitness Fair at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can enjoy games, healthy snacks, health screenings (blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure,) information and activities, as well as register for the center’s workshops, activities and classes. Admission and all activities are free.

The Stupak Community Center is located at 251 W. Boston Ave. For more information, call 229-2488.

MGM's Wet Republic Sells Out All Cabanas at Grand Opening Event

MGM's Wet Republic Sells Out All Cabanas at Grand Opening Event

If you were smart enough to pre-book your ticket to the March 9 grand opening of the 2012 season at Wet Republic, you found out why this pool mega-party is so popular with both locals and visitors.  

Las Vegas icon and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman cut the ribbon at 11 a.m. to kick off the new daylife season at the popular MGM Grand pool destination.  

All cabanas were sold out. There was a wait-list line for non-ticket holders reminiscent of the bread lines during the Great Depression. Lines stretched around the pool entrance perimeter as non-ticket holders waited for a chance to enter. With turnouts like today, Wet Republic could be the hottest Las Vegas pool party destination for the 2012 season.