Photo Flash: Las Vegas Weekly Celebrates 15th Anniversary with #UNSCRIPTED
Las Vegas Weekly celebrated its 15th anniversary in true Las Vegas fashion with #Unscripted, a night that featured dozens of the city's elite, at the Havana Room inside The New Tropicana Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 18. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefitted theFoundation to Assist Young Musicians and its mission to encourage young musicians through training, advanced study, career development and more. Scroll down for photos from the event!
More than 650 of the publication's loyal fans gathered at the party, which commenced with signature spirits by Bacardi USA, sounds by producer and DJ duo MICS and a red carpet full of celebrities. Las Vegas Weekly Publisher Travis Keys and Las Vegas Weekly Editor Sarah Feldberggave a few words to attendees followed by a "champagne wishes" toast from columnist and television personality Robin Leach. The evening was hosted by the editor at large and writer of entertainment column "The Kats Report," John Katsilometes, who also took the limelight to introduce some of the party's key performances including the night's headliner Frankie Moreno.
Among the audience were several celebrities and Las Vegas personalities including Publisher and Editor of Las Vegas Sun Brian Greenspun;television personality Holly Madison and founder and CEO of Insomniac Pasquale Rotella; 'NSYNC band member and television personalityJoey Fatone; PIN UP Star and Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair; Lacey Schwimmer of "Dancing with the Stars";Chippendales members including television personalities Jaymes Vaughn and James Davis; Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil; Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba; rock star Paul Shortino; professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna; Absinthe star Melody Sweets; "America's Got Talent" winner Michael Grimm; entertainer Zowie Bowie; Broadway star and television actress Pia Zadora; GRAMMY award-winning violinist Joshua Bell; comedian Jeff Civillico; comedy magician Mac King; illusionist Murray SawChuck; resident artist at The Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz Clint Holmes and Strip headliner Kelly Clinton-Holmes; Miss Nevada United States 2013 Hillary Billings; Nevada's Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki; Chef Rick Moonen; Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul; national artist and musician Franky Perez; former Olympian Anne Cribbs; former professional baseball player Orel Hershiser; cast members from Jersey Boys, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, The Phat Pack, ROCK OF AGESand Tournament of Kings; and more.
Guests had a blast as they mingled, sipped on drinks and enjoyed musical stylings, while Las Vegas' top performers hit the stage with absolutely no rules. At the center of the uncensored madness was Moreno's band, who invited the stars amongst the crowd to perform at random including Fatone, Neil, Ashba, Shortino, Grimm, Bell, Holmes and Sweets. The artists performed hits ranging from 70s rock to holiday classics.
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Photo Credits: Erin Orozco / Greenspun Media Group; Marcel Thomas / ZUMA Press; and Claire Hart / Greenspun Media Group.
Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella. Photo by Marcel Thomas.
Las Vegas Weekly's 15th Anniversary Party at the Havana Room in The New Tropicana Las Vegas. Photo by Claire Hart.
Chippendales Cast Members. Photo by Erin Orozco.
Vince Neil and Company. Photo by Erin Orozco.
Claire Sinclair. Photo by Erin Orozco.