Red Herring Premiere/Red Carpet at AMC 18 Theater in Town Square
Joshua Cohen & Jeremy Settles
Written & Photos by Nikki Artale
The world premiere of Red Herring was held on October 27, 2015 at the AMC 18 Theater in Town Square, following a red carpet that was hosted by G. Eric Miles and Kimberly Miles. This Las Vegas Independent film production was produced and written by Joshua Cohen and directed by Ousa Khun with Jeremy Settles co-producing.
Joshua Cohen & Ousa Khun
Joshua Cohen

Many cast and crew members and VIP’s attended the premiere and walked the red carpet. Red carpets are always exciting because it lets the attendees meet the featured cast members. The story is about the Las Vegas homicide detectives Jack Adamson (Robert Scott Howard) and Mason White (G. Eric Miles) who are investigating the murder of Wilkinson (Ross Alzina). There is a lot of action and suspense and a surprise ending.
G. Eric Miles, Kimberly Miles & Diana Eden

Also featured in the film was Vincent Pastore and Holly Valance and a cameo role of former Mayor Oscar Goodman. It is always fun to see our local personalities appear in these independent films.
Oscar Goodman
G. Eric Miles

If by chance you missed seeing Red Herring you will have a chance to see it when it will be released on Amazon. Go and see this murder mystery and the hunt to find the killer called The Blue Screen.  The story line and the acting was so good and G. Eric Miles played an excellent role in the film, great acting and I loved his performance. I will definitely watch the Red Herring again.

Chippendales the Most Wanted and Desirable Men in Las Vegas
By Nikki Artale
The Chippendales is the best live male strip show in Las Vegas. The show is electrifying with all the hard bodied Hotties dancing the night away on stage. The 75 minute show is awesome and fulfills everyone’s fantasies in the audience. The dances are electrifying and the interactive games are tantalizing and leaves nothing to the imagination. I loved the dance with the flashing censored signs that they held in front of them. 

The celebrity guest host is actor, producer Tyson Beckford, who is also one of the world’s top male models. The screams were deafening when Tyson came on stage and the women couldn’t get enough of him. Tyson was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People Magazine and he truly deserves that title. One look at him and your heart beats with desire. I took the opportunity to exchange kisses with Tyson Beckford in the flirt lounge after the show. He sure is special.
Nikki Artale & Tyson Beckford
Nikki Artale & Tyson Beckford

It is an all new show with a fabulous video screen in the background that shows the Chippendales in action with magnificent colorful visuals that add to their dances. Just before the show ends the women are asked to come to the stage and take as many pictures and videos as they want. When the show ends the Chippendales sit on the stage and take pictures with the lucky ladies. Another treat is hanging out in the flirt lounge with some of the Chippendales and get the opportunity to get close up with them.

Melissa Owens

The Chippendales is a must see show at the Rio All Suite Hotel in Las Vegas. You will find yourself talking about this show forever.   

Jay White Plays to a Sold Out Show at the Suncoast Hotel

Written & Photos by Nikki Artale
The Suncoast Hotel in Las Vegas was the place to be on September 12, 2015 as Jay White once again sold out to the lucky people who were able to get tickets to see Jay White pay tribute to Neil Diamond. We don’t get to see Jay White perform often in Las Vegas because he is busy traveling across the country playing to many fans who love him and his tribute show. It must be both thrilling and exciting to have his son Neil and daughter Stephanie be a part of the show. Neil on the guitar and Stephanie singing, especially You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, duet.

Another exciting feature in the show was having percussionist King Errisson playing that night. King has played and toured for years with Neil Diamond and he has been traveling on tour with Neil and when there was a break in his tour he was able to come to Las Vegas and play with Jay White’s show. King has made many albums and played with many of the best artists in the world. When he is not working he relaxes in his own hotel, the Pestell Beach Resort in the Bahamas’.  It is good to be King.
Nikki Artale & King Errisson

Jay White has mastered the look, the sound and the mannerisms of Neil Diamond and the audience could close their eyes and think it is truly Neil Diamond on stage. The highlight of the show has always been “Coming to America” and I can relate to my Grandparents who had the courage at 46years of age to bring my mother and aunt here to America. It was with pride that I had their names, many years ago, put on the wall of Ellis Island to celebrate their Coming to America. Thank you Jay White for always making that experience real for me every time I am in your audience listening to your beautiful tribute music.
Nikki Artale & Jay White

And as always Jay met with his many fans after the show with his wife Pam and his children. Until next time, keep sparkling.
Stephanie, Jay & Pam

Rich Little Brings Laughter Back into the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas

By Nikki Artale
George Burns, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Nicholson, President Richard Nixon, Johnny Carson and Willie Nelson, just to name a few were brought back into the Laugh Factory by comedian Rich Little. His procession of nonstop voices was the debut of his new autobiographic one man show that included interactive videos of some of the 200 characters he has perfected over his 50 years in show business.

Rich Little Live included many of the world’s most famous stars and his favorite one is President Ronald Regan who he knew well because he spent a lot of time in the White House. Rich also had a long history of guest appearances with Johnny Carson and his impersonation and manerisms were spot on.

Rich Little captivated and charmed us as he strolled down memory lane with all our favorite characters, joking and showing old videos of what used to be. His sketches were heartwarming and brought back the past with many loving thoughts.
Many stars and celebrities were on hand to see the show and wish him well and the time he spent with everyone before and after the show was appreciated. Come and see Rich Little in the Laugh Factory and experience the wonder of hearing some of the world’s most famous stars.
Nikki Artale & Rich Little
Rich Little & Wheels Parise
Pia Sadora & Rich Little

Las Vegas Film Festival Features Inspirational Films and Documentaries

Written & Photos by Nikki Artale
The Las Vegas Film Festival’s goal is to provide an outlet for independent storytellers and writers to give us an opportunity to see films that might not be seen anywhere else and a chance to meet the filmmakers. It is also an exciting time to meet the cast members of these films and have question and answer sessions that reveal a lot about the making of the films. One quite informative session was at the Women’s Award Brunch that featured producer, writer, Editor Jessica Congdon’s “The Mask You Live In” which won two top awards, the Visionary Award and Best Achievement by a Woman Director, which went to Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The film explores the impact of our narrow masculinity has on boys and men in our society and how it is harming them.
Domenica Castro & Jessica Congdon

I would like to recognize the film “A Man Wakes Up” as a clearly delightful story of a man who one day wakes up to a surprising change in his daily routine that changes his lonely existence. Change is the key word in this story. The film was directed by Voki Kalfayan, written and produced by Amos Glick who starred in the film with the talented and lovable Jimmy  Slonina who melted our hearts with his performance.
Robin Slonina, Amos Glick & Jimmy Slonina
Amos Glick & Jimmy Slonina
Thanks once again go out to the festival team for making the Film Festival 2015 a memorable one with excellent films and we appreciate all the work that is done by Milo Kostelecky, Executive Director and Domenica Castro, Press & Media Liaison.
Milo Kostelecky
The LVFF winners for 2015 were:
1st Place: Long Way Home
2nd Place: Infinity...
3rd Place: Taking Arizona

Feature Screenplay: French Dirty
Short Screenplay:
Martian American

Best Short Film: SLUT - An AFI Thesis Film
Best International Short:
Horseface / Caradecaballo
Best Local Cinema:
Bad Guy #2

Best Short Documentary: The Foreigner
Best Feature Documentary:
Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl

Best First Time Director: There is a New World Somewhere
Best Achievement in Female Filmmaking:
The Mask You Live In

Alternative Cinema Prize: SETH

Best Short Cinematography : Winter Light
Best Feature Cinematography:

Best Wildcard: The Red Ben Marlowe
Best Animation: Lone Racer

Music Video Lab:
1st Place: Jerry and Mike Thompson
Light Forge Studios - Same Sex Mary "Do No Good"
2nd Place:
Henry Dean - Filmmaker - Kitze + the CPUs “Like New”
3rd Place: Rob Sholty
Vessel 7 Films - Echo Stains “Colors of Emotions”
Audience Award: Heather Aradas - DETAILS "Relapse"

Audience Award: French Dirty
Feature Jury Award: French Dirty​


Elvis Presley is Back in Las Vegas: The Exhibition-The Show-The Experience

Written & Photos by Nikki Artale
Hundreds of unseen artifacts will be on display in the new Elvis Museum at the Westgate Resorts Hotel in Las Vegas. Graceland Holdings LLC managing partner Joel Weinshanker along with CEO David Siegel of Westgate Resorts held a ribbon cutting ceremony by Priscilla and Lisa Presley to officially open the Elvis Presley Museum.

Over 25,000 square feet will include hundreds of rare artifacts in the first ever permanent Graceland exhibit outside of Memphis, that will include his first Gold album, his first outfit he wore on stage for his first concert at the International Hotel in 1969,,   1962 Lincoln Continental, 1971 Stutz Blackhawk, 1957 Harley Davidson, jewelry and various outfits from many of his performances and his high school yearbooks. David Siegel said it was a thrill and a true honor to join forces with Graceland to bring Elvis back home to the place where he performed more than 600 record breaking sold out shows, than anywhere else in the world.

To keep the exhibition new and fresh, some of the memorabilia and artifacts will be rotated on a regular basis and the exhibition will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 pm. For tickets call 1 800-238-2000   The Elvis Theater opened with Martin Fontaine and 24 musicians and eight choir members with a rock and roll gospel production and will run for a five-week engagement. Shows on Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday @ 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday @ 8:00 pm.

A special reception and a red carpet was held for the media, family, friends and VIPs in the lounge before the Elvis Experience show started, with crowds of people gathering to see the star studded event.
Mickey Silver   LoAnne Parker
Nikki Artale     Priscilla Presley

Also opening will be the Elvis Presley Graceland Wedding Chapel. Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley will be at the ribbon cutting ceremony and Priscilla Presley will be presiding at the first wedding ceremony as the maid of honor to the first couple being married in the chapel, Kaycee Satava and Cameron Baker. Replicas of Priscilla’s wedding gown, Elvis’s tuxedo and an eight tiered wedding cake are displayed in the lobby and Priscilla Presley was very much involved in the look and creation of the chapel and made it clear that there would be no impersonators in the wedding chapel.  Call Special Events Department at 1 800-238-2010

Welcome home Elvis. We love you and we have missed you.
Elvis's house  he grew up in