Crazy Girls 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Riviera Casino Hotel

Photos by Nikki Artale

Crazy Girls celebrated their Sexiest Silver Anniversary as the longest running topless revue on the Las Vegas Strip at the Riviera Casino & Hotel. It all started with local women and tourist showing up to re-enact the famous Crazy Girls’ butt line up and be a Crazy Girl for a day.

The bronze statute caused quite a stir when it was first unveiled and it is one of the most recognized images in Las Vegas. Thousands of people have stopped to pose with the bronze Crazy Girl figures in front of the Riviera Casino Hotel.

Norbert Aleman is the creator and producer of Crazy Girls and is still hands on in the show and much loved by the Crazy Girls. Norbert also produced “An Evening at La Cage. He showed how much he cared for all of them as he interacted and mingled among them at the Pink Carpet and the reception.

Norbert Aleman

Walking the Pink Carpet were some notable local entertainers who are always on hand to meet and greet their fans.

Lefty, Murray Sawchuck, Chloe

Jimmy Emerson
Las Cage Show

Melissa Owens and Kevon

A few of past members of the Crazy Girls were at the reception, looking just as beautiful as they did years ago. Nicole Navarro 1987-1992, Sue White 1998-1999, Sandra Gilbert 1987-1990 and Cher 2012.

Norbert Aleman and Andy Choy, President of the Riviera Casino & Hotel was presented with a proclamation naming October 3 “Crazy Girl Day”and everyone shared a special commemorative cake to celebrate the occasion.

Norbert Aleman and Andy Choy

There has been over 16,000 performances, featuring 186 girls over the years, all sexy and beautiful, with fabulous dance numbers and: “No ifs, ands, or….” with the Crazy Girls 9:30 p.m. nightly. A must see show.

Sports Party Mansion Las Vegas

Bruce Merrin, Diane Erland, Steven Lott

A new venue has opened in Las Vegas, the Sports Party Mansion of RYU that will hold private parties and Corporate Events. Iconic Events had a premier gala grand opening party that was hosted by executive director Diana Erland and Steven Lott.

Bruce Merrin is handling the Public Relations & Advertising for the facility.

The House of RYU Athletic Center is the worlds most famous NNA Gym and and at any time you will find students using the gym and the facilities.

Every attendee received a custom designed Mike Tyson T-shirt, enjoyed the wines and Hors d’oeuvres and even had their tarot cards read by Mystic Mona.

Mystic Mona

Vegas Bash 2012

                                                                 Vegas Bash 2012

Niki Congero, Michelle Noonan, Yau Man

Photos by Nikki Artale

Once again Las Vegas welcomed the Reality stars of Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Survivor, MTV, Paradise Hotel, Expedition Impossible, the Glass House, the Apprentice and Flip Off. A meet and greet took place at The Plaza Hotel downtown Las Vegas on September 21 and on September 22, a Red Carpet at the Revolution Lounge took place in the Mirage Hotel, followed by a gala party. Niki Congero did a great job in putting together another fabulous Las Vegas Reality Bash.

Sheila Kennedy, Howie Gordon, JoJo Spatafora,  Michael Ellis

Ian Terry, this year’s winner of Big Brother 14 thrilled the fans by his attendance at all the events and taking the time to talk to everyone. Two of his young fans had special shirts made by their father, Rick Jones, for the celebration.

Breauana Jones, Alex Jones

Ian shared his experience in the Big Brother house and told me that he has been watching the Big Brother show since he was 10 years old. This made him an expert in the art of playing the Big Brother game. He said he would be paying off his school loans and will continue in College for another year to get his degree. His personality was the same as on the show and I found him to be sincere and sweet.

Ian Terry,  Nikki Artale

The fans favorites can always be counted on to come to the Vegas Bash and party with them and update us on their appearances and T.V. shows and commercials.

Sheila Kennedy,  Louie Stravato

Sheila Kennedy, Nikki Artale

Michelle Costa,  Adam Poch

Zach Swerdzewski and Eric Stein of Season 8 played Beer Pong and Eric was the winner.

Sorry Zach……….maybe next year you will win.

Eric Stein , Zach Swerdzewski

Live at the Studio had a live stream filming the events and interviewing the stars.

Shawn Hantz, Vicky Quagliata,  Lawon

Two of the cast members of The Glass House fit right into the Vegas Bash Party.

Jeffrey Marx , Alex Stein

Revolution Lounge was the place to be in The Mirage for a special party with all the Reality Stars. After walking the Red Carpet the private party started inside.

Missy, Cowboy, Ian, Michelle Noonan

Louie Stravato, Jim Vaglica of Expedition Impossible

Francesca, Howie Gordon,  JoJo Spatafora

Shawn Hantz, Cowboy,  Russell Hantz

Angelique Morgan

Missy kept the Red Carpet moving smoothly as she ushered the stars through the line. Her smile is contagious and everyone loves Missy.

Missy, Ian

And so ended another Big Brother and we once again wait for the next season and another Vegas Bash in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Comic Expo

Las Vegas Comic Expo

Photos by Nikki Artale

On October 29-90, 2012 the first Las Vegas Comic Expo was held at the Riviera Hotel. The two day extravaganza had more than 40 of the top names in comic books, panel discussions, and exhibitors. The halls were jammed packed with enthusiasts, fans and lots of families. There were gaming areas and so many people dressed up in various costumes.

Charles Lee was the organizer for the Las Vegas Comic Expo and he said it was a long time coming to bring the Comic Expo here to Las Vegas. Super hero movies have grossed over $1 billion gross ticket sales and that is a big business.

T.V. Series “The Walking Dead” is also making it big along with other T.V. shows and their revenue has grown right along with the super action figures in this pop culture.

It was exciting to walk down Artists Alley and watch many of the artists sketch their characters for smiling, wide eyed children and the adults.

Sick Liquid had a new comic book and the artist was promoting his book on his on the road travel with the Comic Expo.

One of my favorite artists was Jay Savage and maybe it was because he had a picture of Johnny Depp, who I admire and is one of my favorite movie stars.

Jay Savage

Mark Alfrey caught the attention of many with his pop culture and fantasy figures. Mark has provided special effects make-up for such movies as “Men in Black” and “Planet of the Apes”.

There was a lot of buying, selling and trading the entire two days of the Expo.

Shawn Lane of Cheyenne Marketing handled the press releases, the pr and the marketing of the event and she did a spectacular job in marketing the Las Vegas Comic Expo to the public.

As the day ended, so did the energy of a fun filled day for this young boy.

See you next year at the Comic Expo.