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Earth, Wind & Fire To Perform At The Venetian

July 23rd, 2013 | Darcy Martinez



On August 30, leading multichannel retailer HSN will continue their innovative multi-concert, marketing deal with The Venetian Las Vegas when it hosts its next HSN Live concert event featuring multi-platinum, international superstars, Earth, Wind & Fire and special guests. 

Earth, Wind & Fire will perform tracks from Now, Then & Forever, their latest CD, during a live, omni-platform HSN Live concert event at 11 p.m. (EST).  An exclusive CD bundle of their new release, along with a bonus CD featuring six of their greatest hits, is now available for pre-order at for $12.95.

“The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire,” said co-founder Philip Bailey.  “The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White.  “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible.  We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”

“HSN is thrilled to welcome Earth, Wind & Fire to the HSN Live stage at The Venetian Las Vegas,” said Andy Sheldon, Chief Creative Officer for HSN and General Manager of HSN Productions.  “Earth, Wind & Fire is known for their elaborate, high-energy live shows and with Barry Summers and Milton Lage at the helm, I know this will be our best HSN Live production to date.”

Tickets will go on sale this week and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at (866) 641-7469 or (702) 414-9000, or online at

HSN LIVE / Earth Wind and Fire

Date: August 30th

Time: 8:00pm

Ticket Price: $62.50

Earth, Wind & Fire fans that want to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event can purchase exclusive room packages for The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas.  These luxury suite packages start at $149 per night (2 night minimum) and include:

  • two premium tickets to the HSN Live show
  • Special dining, entertainment, retail and spa offers valued at more than $1000
  • VIP check-in
  • Late check-out
  • Special Reduced Rates for Vegas Nights helicopter tour

This original partnership between HSN and The Venetian Las Vegas kicked off in February with the debut of Michael Bolton’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute To Hitsville U.S.A. and will continue to include concerts with various artists from The Venetian Theater and exclusive room packages at The Venetian Las Vegas Resort for HSN customers via TV, and HSN Mobile.  The HSN Live concert series has featured successful launches from some of the music industry’s biggest artists including Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban and others. We are excited to have Earth, Wind & Fire to the Venetian.

Communities in Schools of Nevada


Communities In Schools of Nevada Receives $250,000 Donation from Sands Foundation

The Sands Foundation has donated $250,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada through a two-year commitment to assist the organization’s efforts to keep students in school across Nevada.

“We admire the work that Communities In Schools of Nevada is doing and hope this contribution will further the organization’s reach,” said Michael Leven, COO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. “LVS is committed to assisting youth and expanding educational opportunities within our communities. We are proud to a partner with CISN as they expand their efforts both inside and out of the classroom.”

The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and achieve in life.  The local affiliate supports nearly 25,000 students in over 40 schools throughout Southern and Northeastern Nevada, connecting them with critical services such as medical and dental care, mental health counseling services, food, clothing, tutoring, career exploration, academic development and other programs.

“We are honored to receive this incredibly generous contribution from the Sands Foundation,” said Diane Fearon, chief executive officer of CISN. “This gift will help us to continue the mission of CISN and expand our services to more schools across the state. It is because of community partners like Las Vegas Sands  that our youth will have a brighter future.”

For more information on CISN, please visit

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Dane Cook to Perform at Venetian Las Vegas

July 8th, 2013 | Administrator

Dane Cook

Dane Cook

The Venetian Resort Hotel is proud to have Dane Cook to our list of entertainers. Dane Cook will be performing at the Venetian Theatre Oct 11 & Oct 12, 2013 at 9:00PM PST. Here is a little info on Dane Cook. Dane Cook has maintained his reputation as one of today’s most prolific stand up comedians, while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a charismatic and versatile actor in a variety of film and television projects.

Cook will next lend his voice to Disney’s Planes as the lead character Dusty. Dusty is a crop duster plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer, but is not built for racing as he has an unfortunate fear of heights. The story follows Dusty and his friends as he is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible. The animated film will be released in 3D on August 9th.

Cook is well known for his appearances on Comedy Central and HBO specials, and for his successful comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; ISolated  INcident; and Dane Cook: I Did My Best – Greatest Hits. Combining energetic physical comedy, clever wordplay and trenchant observations about human behavior, Cook’s unique brand of stand-up and accessible guy-next-door attitude have galvanized audiences of all ages. In 2006, Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went double platinum, earning him a place alongside best-selling comedy vets Bill Cosby, George Carlin, and Steve Martin.  After inking a multi-faceted production deal with HBO in 2006, Cook created, directed and starred in the network’s nine-part comedy documentary series, Tourgasm and wrote, executive produced and starred in Vicious Circle, a feature-length stand-up event.

Cook recently guest starred on Louie opposite Louie C.K.  His other film credits include starring roles in My Best Friend’s Girl opposite Kate Hudson, Dan In Real Life opposite Steve Carell and Mr. Brooks opposite Kevin Costner, among others.

Cook currently lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to develop new comedy material, and film and television projects.

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at (866) 641-7469 or (702) 414-9000, or online at

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 8th.

  • Dane Cook
    • Date: Friday, Oct. 11 & Saturday, Oct. 12
    • Time: 9pm
    • Location: The Venetian Theatre
    • Ticket prices:
      • VIP: $185
      • A: $109.50
      • B: $95.50
      • C: $79.50

How To Keep Your Celebrations Green

December 23rd, 2011 | Darcy Martinez

If you’re a tree-hugger like me, you might be wondering how to keep your holiday celebrations “green.” Let’s unwrap some ideas for your consideration:

  • Replace older holiday lights with low-power versions, such as LEDs.
  • Start a family tradition of wrapping gifts in the colorful holiday newspaper supplements (then recycle the wrappings). Cutting strips of paper from magazines or newspapers curl just as easily as nylon ribbon, for bows.
  • Choose gifts that will not ultimately add to the waste stream. For example consumables like food or candles, handmade crafts, donations to a favorite charity, or electronic gift certificates to online stores.
  • Plan shopping trips in advance so you don’t make extra trips to malls or grocery stores.
  • If you decorate a tree for the holidays, consider buying a live tree and planting it after your celebrations are done.
  • Less is more. Politely (and well in advance) agree not to exchange gifts with adult friends and relatives, and instead to do something meaningful together. Buy each child fewer gifts, but better ones.

Those are just some ideas for you to chew on. In any case, I wish you and your family safe and happy holidays.

Mike Leven Interview

December 15th, 2011 | J.C.

David Brudney, a charter member of International Society of Hospitality Consultants, published today an account of his meeting with Mike Leven. The whole article is interesting and can be read at, but here’s a teaser: Read the rest of this entry »

FlashWedding At The Venetian Macao

December 12th, 2011 | Kenny Coyle

It seemed like any other Saturday afternoon at The Venetian Macao. Crowds milled around the lagoon, lots of souvenir photos being snapped. Among other things, the resort has become a romantic backdrop for newly married couples taking their wedding photos. But on November 26 something quite special happened.

To the sound of Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock, one “groom” started jiving and soon the whole area outside the main lobby was a mass of energetic dancers – this was a FlashMob, a secretly co-ordinated and pre-arranged mass dance in a public space.

Organised by The Venetian Macao’s Resort Marketing team and involving 328 Team Members and volunteers, the FlashMob took visitors, including genuine wedding parties, completely by surprise.

The FlashMob involved meticulous planning, choreography and timing, with strong support from the Entertainment and Visual Media departments among others. Dozens of rehearsals were organised over three weeks before the event to fit with Team Members’ free time. A core of 21 professional dancers led the way joined by staff from all three Sands China properties, The Plaza Macao, Sands Macao and The Venetian Macao. The brainchild of Portuguese Team Member Adriana Lucas, the event was supported by every department with managers going out of their way to alter rosters and shifts to let enthusiastic staff participate. Streetmosphere entertainers rubbed shoulders with housekeeping staff and F&B personnel, and a host of outside volunteers from students to the local Glee Club.

Lasting just four and a half minutes, the FlashMob created new friendships and connections between Team Members. This was no mean feat given that Sands China has approximately 15,000 staff, the biggest employer in town after the government.

“We brought together people from across all age groups, all properties and all departments. People are already asking when the next one will be!” says Adriana.

The FlashMob appeared on local news broadcasts and seems to have caused a spike in people joining our Facebook page, which featured the clip. In just three days on YouTube, more than 8,000 people viewed it. Our Visual Media team is already working on another film chronicling the weeks of behind-the-scenes preparation. Look out for it here soon.

The Beauty That Is Ho Chi Minh City

December 8th, 2011 | J.C.

The Wall Street Journal: “Las Vegas Sands Corp. is mulling building a $2 billion tourism complex in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese state media said Thursday, citing the company’s Chairman Sheldon Adelson. Sheldon said during a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City authorities Wednesday that the company wants to carry out the project in the city as Vietnam has good potential to attract tourists to the complex and that the country can be a venue for international conferences, reported the official Vietnam News Agency.”

Ho Chi Minh is a city on the rise, energetic and rapidly changing. To get a flavor, here is a beautiful time-lapse film composed of 10,000 RAW images and multiple shoots, revealing the city’s amazing energy, beauty, and potential.

What’s It Like At The Venetian Macao?

December 2nd, 2011 | J.C.

A Look At The Future: Sands Cotai Central

November 25th, 2011 | J.C.

Finally: Outdoor Ice Skating In Vegas

November 22nd, 2011 | J.C.

Sands Confidential reader, Chris Rauschnot, kindly sent us this video of Jordin Sparks and John Caparella, president of The Venetian, cutting the ribbon to open our ice skating rink, the only outdoor rink on the Vegas Strip.

And Bill Cody, his brother, caught on camera professional ice skaters on the rink outside The Venetian:

Chris and Bill report on entertainment, travel, tourism, and conventions in Las Vegas. Check out their blog.