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Be Social for Sunrise Children’s Foundation

Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 PM
Kitchen Table Squared 9205 W. Russell Road #185, Las Vegas

BE SOCIAL FOR A CAUSE! Chef Javier Chavez presents a casual night of passed appetizers and 2 specialty cocktails (Blackberry Bramble & Cucumber Sunrise) for only $25 per person on Thursday, March 15, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with a portion of proceeds to benefit Sunrise Children’s Foundation. Special performance by vocalist Nieve Malandra!

Tickets available at the door. Kindly RSVP as we have a max capacity for this event.

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40th Anniversary Ruby Gala – NSA

Saturday, March 10 at 5:00 PM
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa


Please join us to celebrate NSA’s tremendous contributions to arts education at our 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala on March 10, 2018 at the Red Rock Hotel Casino Resort & Spa. Our Ruby Gala will feature world renowned performers. NSA Encore Recipient Frankie Moreno, NSA Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes, pianist “The Hands of Liberace” Philip Fortenberrry, international violinist and pedagogue Brian Lewis, NSA 2018 Encore Recipient Christy Molasky and many more surprise guests.


GENERAL RECEPTION 5 pm: Join us in the Veranda Room, where Ruby’s will twinkle in the majestic daylight! Guests will enjoy performances from NSA’s talented students, cocktails and indulge yourself in the Silent Auction, while over looking the majestic view of Red Rock Canyon. Photo opportunities with special guests and potential exposure to media are included in the expereince.

DINNER – 7 pm: Eat, Drink, and Shine like a Ruby! Guests will be seated in preparation for dinner service commencing with a ruby themed chilled salad. Main entrée includes a vegetarian option.



NSA CONCERT EXTRAVAGANZA – 8 pm: The evening will close with an amazing concert extravaganza with performances by NSA’s Students, faculty and alumni to include: 2018 Encore Recepeint Christy Molasky, past Encore Recepients and supporters of NSA, Frank Moreno, Clint Holmes, Philip Fortenberry, and Kenny Rampton.


Founded in 1977, our mission is to ignite a lifelong passion for the arts by educating, enriching and empowering leaders in music education. NSA has been providing excellence in music education for Southern Nevada for 40 years.

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Symbolic Socks – Footwear that makes a statement

Symbolic Socks feature unisex designs with a high fashion aesthetic built on a foundation of inspirational symbols and art. Our unique, limited edition socks are designed by a brother/sister team to meet the needs of fashion-minded individuals seeking an inspirational, comfortable, and decorative accessory.


75% Cotton, 13% Nylon, 8% Spandex, 4% Elastic


One Size Fits Most

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Having great-tasting, healthful meals doesn’t require cooking an entire feast. Culinary expert and best-selling author Nancy S. Hughes has spent 25 years developing recipes and teaching people how to cook for plenty…and how to cook for just one. Her latest book is entirely focused on the needs of cooking for one and serving yourself a great tasting meal every day of the week.

DESIGNED FOR ONE! 120 Diabetes-Friendly Dishes Just for You contains 120 budget-friendly recipes for dinner, including salads, sides (starchy and nonstarchy), and even desserts! Nancy guides readers through the process of shopping, storing, measuring, and preparing ingredients — including advice on how to pick out fresh ingredients such as asparagus, tomatoes, pork loin, avocados, and loose herbs without letting anything go to waste.

I wrote this book to provide both those living with diabetes and those just looking for healthier meals with easy-to-make recipes using everyday ingredients. No unwanted leftovers. No unnecessary work. Simple comfort for ONE!
— Nancy S. Hughes

Many recipes include tips from the chef (“Freeze leftover canned beans by laying them in a thin layer in a resealable sandwich baggie.”) and there’s a “How To” section that brings all these tips and more together for readers. There’s even a “Two-For-One” chapter where Nancy shares many options for cooking larger amounts to repurpose into other recipes and uses. Nancy draws on her previous books such as The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook and Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook to ensure these recipes are simple, economical, and rich with flavor. Highlights include:

  • Mediterranean Unstuffed Peppers
  • Red Pepper-Mushroom Skillet Pizza
  • Ham, Pepper, and Pineapple Broiler Packet\
  • Italian Crusted Cod and Spinach
  • Mexican Shrimp with Lime
  • Pork and Avaocado-Lime Wrap
  • Pan-Roasted Salmon with Mango Chutney
  • Sweet Tart Raspberry Phyllo Bites
  • Frozen Banana-Pecan Sandwiches

Having great-tasting, healthful meals doesn’t require cooking an entire feast. Culinary expert and best-selling author Nancy S. Hughes has spent 25 years developing recipes and teaching people how to cook for plenty…and how to cook for just one. Her latest book is entirely focused on the needs of cooking for one and serving yourself a great tasting meal every day of the week.

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Photo Booth Expo

Westgate Las Vegas Resort

2018 Photo Booth Expo Show Schedule:

Seminars: Sunday March 11, Noon-6PM • Monday March 12, 9-5 • Tuesday March 13, 9-11 • Wednesday March 14, 9-11.

Exhibit Hall:
 Monday March 12, 5-8 • Tuesday March 13, 11-5 • Wednesday March 14, 11-3.

Whether it’s technical, administrative or marketing, PBX is where you will find the answers and information you need to build your Photo Booth Business. You’ll connect with top professionals in the event entertainment industry and gain access to a huge knowledge base of experience.

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2017-2018 Annual Heart Ball

Saturday, March 24 at 6:00 PM
Four Seasons Las Vegas 3960 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018! This elite black tie event features prominent members of the health, philanthropic and local business communities. The Las Vegas Heart Ball is a major fundraising event benefiting children’s heart and stroke research, public education and community programs of the American Heart and Stroke Association. We are committed to positive change in our community and 75 cents of every dollar raised will stay right here in Southern Nevada funding life-saving research and implementing programs that directly support the mission of the American Heart and Stroke Association: to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our Mission

Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.

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Don Q Announces Release of Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum

Puerto Rico’s Award-Winning, Environmentally Friendly Distillery Releases An Innovative Rum Aged in Italian Vermouth Barrels

PONCE, PUERTO RICO (February 13, 2018) – Destilería Serrallés Inc., the producers of Don Q, Puerto Rico’s number-one rum, is proud to announce the release of its Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum. Destilería Serrallés, and it’s Master Blender, Jaiker Soto, are proud to debut this new rum as part of the distillery’s continued focus on unique barrel-aged expressions.

“Blending innovation, art and science has always been characteristic in the way we have been crafting exceptional spirits for the last 153 years. This new expression has allowed us to collaborate with other high-quality artisans in the industry,” says Roberto Serrallés, Sixth-generation rum maker and Business Development Vice President. “We’ve been excited with the idea of creating unique spirits from unexpected pairings through barrel-aging in recent years, and felt it was the perfect time to enter the category. Our team had been planning this expression for several years, and are grateful to our friends at Mancino Vermouth for helping us bring this dream to fruition with their barrels”, he added.
From the environmentally conscious distillery in Ponce (most recently, winner of a “Green Award” from The Drinks Business, which recognizes leaders in environmental, ethical and sustainable practices within the beverage industry), Sotoblends rare rums aged for 5 to 8 years in American white oak casks before resting the spirit for 4 to 6 weeks in Mancino Vermouth Vecchio barrels. Crafted from Italian white oak, these casks carry the distinct aromatics of the fortified wine they once carried, as well as the botanical flavors synonymous with vermouth. This exceptional rum subtly showcases these characteristics, alongside a unique complexity and richness of flavor imparted by the double aging process.
With a dynamic mix of flavors and a rich, aromatic essence, Don Q’s Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Even straight out of the bottle, the expression is reminiscent of a classic Manhattan, with the sweet vermouth-soaked wood barrel creating hints of cherry and raisins that interact nicely with the rare aged rum blend’s natural honey, dark chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Don Q’s Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum is available at select liquor stores throughout the country with a MSRP of $49.99.

Visual: Dark amber giving way to light gold hues
Aging: A blend of rare rums first aged for 5 to 8 years in American White oak casks, followed by 4 to 6 weeks in Mancino Vermouth Vecchio casks, crafted from Italian white oak.
Alcohol: 80 Proof/40% ABV
Aroma: The double aging process imparts a unique complexity with sweetness from the vermouth barrels and a smooth finish from the blend of rare rums. Notes of chocolate, vanilla and honey are evident.
Taste: Hints of cherry and raisins from the vermouth-soaked wood barrels interact gracefully with honey, dark chocolate and vanilla, creating richness of flavor and a unique tasting experience.

About Destilería Serrallés:
Destilería Serrallés is one of America’s oldest family-owned businesses with a rum making tradition that spans 6 generations and over 153 years. Based in Ponce, Puerto Rico the distillery it produces its flagship product, the award-winning Don Q rum brand, the #1 selling rum on the island. Please visit us at

About Serralles USA:
Serrallés USA, based in Stamford CT, is the USA distribution company of Destilería Serrallés. Serrallés USA’s portfolio includes: Don Q Cristal, Don Q Gold, Don Q Añejo, Don Q Gran Añejo, Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel 2005 and 2007, Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced, Don Q Limón, Don Q Coco, Don Q Mojito, Don Q Pasión, Don Q Piña, Don Q 151, Reserva de la Familia Serrallés, Palo Viejo & Caliche Rum, co-operative US distribution & marketing agreement with Death’s Door Spirits, LLC as well as a sales and marketing alliance with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur. Please visit us at and follow us on and @donqrum.

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4 Purpose Energy®

4 Purpose Energy®, a Healthier Alternative to Big Name Brands

Nobody is promoting energy drinks as an alternative to milk or orange juice. But Sam Ronkin and his team, who launched 4 Purpose Energy in 2016 in Canton, Mass., says his beverage is a healthy alternative to his big-name competitors.

“Energy drinks can have beneficial effects for athletes and adults who need a quick boost,” he says. “And ours are carefully crafted with consumers’ health in mind.” The drink is now carried by over 400 retailers in six states in the Northeast.

Ronkin’s bold entry into the $65 billion global energy drink market a year ago has been compared to the Biblical battle of David vs. Goliath. Upon graduating from college, Ronkin and his team spent over two years on extensive market research plus trial and error with food chemists: “We perfected a healthier organic energy drink using high-quality ingredients with no artificial colors. It’s truly a guilt-free energy boost with no jitters, no crash.” (visit Among 4 Purpose Energy’s advantages over competitors are:

Taurine –An amino acid that most energy drink makers add to boost caffeine’s effects. 4 Purpose does not contain Taurine.
Sugar – Most drinks contain lots of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners which can lead to weight gain and other health issues. 4 Purpose uses less sugar per 8.4 oz. can compared to other brands, and only uses Fair Trade organic cane sugar. 4 Purpose is Fair Trade Certified, socially responsible, “Doing our part to support farmers and their communities,” Ronkin says.
Caffeine – He says, “Surprisingly, manufacturers are not required to disclose caffeine content, but we list on each 8.4 oz. can our 70 mg of organic caffeine, equivalent to a single espresso shot.” A 2017 Stanford University School of Medicine study found that caffeine may beat back an inflammatory process linked to cardiovascular disease and aging.

Artificial colors — 4 Purpose does not contain artificial colors — only natural colors from fruits and vegetables.
B-Complex vitamins — Convert food into fuel and may help with a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, heart disease, and PMS. Some people take this to increase energy, enhance mood, improve memory, boost skin and hair health, and stimulate the immune system.

4 Purpose Energy’s raspberry pomegranate flavor is enhanced with a splash of organic lemon juice, and comes lightly carbonated. It is certified vegan and kosher. Shipping is free to retailers anywhere is the U. S.

Another way 4 Purpose Energy is helping the planet: The company donates 10¢ from every can sold to Pencils of Promise to make education accessible to children around the world. Ronkin says, “Our first campaign goal is to raise $35,000 for this for-purpose organization that builds schools, trains teachers, and funds scholarships.”

For more information, visit . Follow on Twitter: @4PurposeEnergy and Facebook: . Store owners/distributors interested in carrying 4 Purpose Energy drinks, can contact Sam Ronkin directly: / (833) 201-6473 / / Recent promo videos : Painting is John Griffin’s purpose. What’s yours? #LiveLifeWithAPurpose / Skateboarding is James McCarthy’s purpose. What’s yours? #LiveLifeWithAPurpose

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Evening of Hope Celebration

Saturday, March 10 at 6:00 PM
Enclave Las Vegas, 5810 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas

Evening of Hope is a culinary experience benefitting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Treat yourself to decadent bites created by local chefs who believe in furthering the Candlelighters mission; to provide emotional support, quality of life programs and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. Join us and enjoy an evening featuring a Children’s Art Gallery and auction, Las Vegas’ finest Culinary Artists, and entertainment to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer.

Enclave Las Vegas, 5810 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119

March 10, 2018, 6:00 PM

Cocktail Attire

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St. Jude’s Ranch for Children – Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser

Sunday, April 15 at 1:00 PM
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa

On April 15, 2018, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will hold its 2nd Annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser to support programs for abused and neglected children and youth in foster care and homeless in Southern Nevada. The event will honor Station Casinos Vice President of Corporate Communications Lori Nelson and will feature a fashion show by Hollywood Couture Designer David Tupaz.

A blend of fashion and compassion, Wine Women & Shoes events are held nation-wide and are all about putting the “fun” in fundraiser. They give women the opportunity to get glamorous with their girlfriends while enjoying incredible varietals from top winemakers – all for a good cause. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is the only charity with the rights to produce the special event in the state.

Host and Celebrity Auctioneer Chet Buchanan will emcee Wine Women & Shoes, which will be held in the Grand Ballroom at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, Henderson, Nev. on Sunday, April 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to the fashion show, it will include a wine tasting, food, designer shopping, silent and live auctions, and a “Best in Shoe” contest.

The fashion show will be graced with designs by Filipino Designer David Tupaz, who is often considered couture’s new genius. His Hollywood red carpet gowns are often inspired from a distinct rebirth of old Hollywood. Celebrities love David’s simple sophistication that helps each person’s individual taste and personal style stand out. Among his clients are Kris Kardashian Jenner, Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, William Shatner, Alan Thicke, Jane Seymour, Lisa Rinna, Etta James, Bo Derek, and Annette Bening. Event guests will get a taste not only of David’s luxurious gowns, but also his own custom-designed jewelry, beaded accessories, shoes and intricately handcrafted veils.

“I’m looking forward to the event and honored that St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has selected me as its honoree for Wine Women & Shoes,” said Nelson. “I’ve enjoyed supporting its programs and I’m especially passionate about helping siblings separated in foster care to spend quality time together. The charity has a special place in my heart and I hope others will join me, in a limited or large way, to make a difference too.”

For more than a decade, Lori Nelson has been committed to helping children in foster care. Originally drawn to the cause by Dr. Stephanie Holland, the founder of Child Focus, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s Sibling Preservation Program. Lori knew she had to help brothers and sisters separated in foster care to have the opportunity to see each other to build on and maintain their relationships.

“We are looking forward to the event and honored that Lori has accepted our invitation for her to be our honoree,” said St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Executive Director Christina Vela. “We hope the community comes out to support all the work she has done in the Valley not just for our organization, but for so many over the years.”

General admission tickets are $95, VIP Experience tickets include VIP seating, swag bag, and culinary tastes for $150, and VIP Tables for twelve are available for $2,000 by visiting, or by calling 702-294-7169.

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Party Pics: La La, Fabolous and Others Sit Front Row for Draya Michele’s Mint Swim at New York Fashion Week

On night two of Style Fashion Week, New York, La La, Fabolous, Christian & Justin Combs and others sat front row for celebrity designer Draya Michele’s Mint Swim collection. Mint Swim was the finale showcase for a two-day series, presented by Style Fashion Week at Cipriani 42nd Street. Others in attendance included Blackbear, Masika Kalysha, Briana Wilson, Breah Hicks, Kailand & Mandla Morris and more.

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Queen Esther’s Ball 2018

Saturday, March 3 at 8:30 PM
The Center, 401 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas

The first annual Queen Esther’s Ball Extravaganza will be exciting, colorful and FUN. This all gender costume party will thrill your senses with tasty desserts, sinful sips and tantalizing prizes.

All proceeds will benefit THE CENTER

*Online ticket sales & sponsorships will close at noon on Friday, March 2.
** Tickets at the Door will be $45 per person.

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