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Nightlife Profile

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    So Call Me Labbe

    By Sarah Gianetto

    January 19 saw the debut of Pauly D’s 2013 Las Vegas residency, taking over Haze once a month with Turnt Up. On the heels of appearances on The Pauly D Project, Las Vegas party-maker Ryan Labbe takes care of business (that business being partying) with partner Jason “J-Roc” Craig for this Light Group endeavor. We got the fast-talking East Coaster to talk about being more relevant than your average reality-show personality, the Turnt Up transformation of Haze and his stage fright. Check out the next installments of Turnt Up with Pauly D at Haze Nightclub on March 23.

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    Body Talk

    By Deanna Rilling

    And they said us “kandi kids” wouldn’t amount to anything. Add 21-year-old Saturn Reyes (yes, that’s really her name) to the list of partiers turned successful nightlife industry professionals thanks to her company, Body Talk GoGos. “I started being a little raver when I was about 13 or 14, which is kind of bad I guess. But back then I was looking for a bit of a getaway, because I was in honors classes and had so much on my plate when it came to school and work,” Reyes says. “Dance music has always been something that I’ve really enjoyed.”

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    Diagnose the Dance Floor

    By Deanna Rilling

    Having booked such top talent as the world’s No. 1 DJ Armin van Buuren and America’s Best DJ two years running with Kaskade and Markus Schulz, Sol Shafer has an ear for the best. Hailing from Montreal, with a lengthy résumé that includes Godskitchen, After Hour Power at Avalon Hollywood and Perfecto at Rain, Shafer is the director of special operations and music for Marquee, Tao and Lavo nightclubs in addition to working with Insomniac Events. Even after more than a decade in the industry, Shafer still gets that spark in his eye when the topic turns to electronic music and events.

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    What SHe Said …

    By Deanna Rilling

    If it was ever a question whether Las Vegas caters to women, let the speculation be officially put to rest with the announcement of SHe, the newest dining and nightlife destination at Crystals in CityCenter and one dedicated to, named for and all about the ladies.

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    Think Like a Boss

    By David Morris

    With the busy summer season upon us, we figured it wise to catch up with Jason Strauss. Here, the Las Vegas face of the Tao Group gives us his take on everything from late arrivals and dressing in drag to the hidden values among Marquee’s VIP tables. (Bet we got your attention with that!) It’s 1 a.m., and Kaskade is about to go on. Can I still get in, or am I screwed? If you have not bought a ticket and are not joining a table, it is first-come first-served unless you are on a VIP list from the owners or artists. There is not an option to pay more.

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    Right on Queue

    By David Morris

    You’ve made it past the velvet rope, the club is packed and it’s time to start the night. Now what? Vegas Seven checked in with nightlife czar and co-owner/managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs, Jesse Waits, to get his candid take on everything you need to know about navigating a Las Vegas party. We recommend paying heed to his do’s, don’ts and other insights. First things first: How should guys go about picking up girls in a club setting?

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    The Revolutionary

    Foremost among the people the Las Vegas LGBT community has to thank for the proliferation of gay parties on the Strip is Eduardo Cordova. But before his great Las Vegas adventure began, the self-professed “nerd at heart” graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in engineering management. The passionate promoter has diligently worked his way up from his start at an up-and-coming liquor company to launch Localites Media and later created the first LGBT events in the Strip’s mainstream clubs.

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    The Heavy Hitter

    It takes balls to prance around a nightclub in a Playboy Bunny costume just to get a few laughs during a night of partying at the Palms on Halloween. Especially when that’s not in your job description. However extracurricular, dressing up and poking fun at himself might as well be part of the gig for Jason Craig, as long as it means that people are having a good time. To most, he’s JRoc, a nickname well known in Sin City, belonging to the “golden boy” of Las Vegas nightlife. His actual day job: He’s the guy that throws the party, lassos in the lasses and gets the party started.

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    All-Hallows Moonlighting

    By Deanna Rilling

    Think that dime-store Little Bo Peep costume-in-a-bag is gonna win you a contest this Halloween? Unless you’re prepared to make out with other contestants wearing the same outfit, think again. When costume perfectionists such as Jalles Franca enter the nightclub, you won’t even stand a chance. The 29-year-old has been competing in contests since the days of Club Rio (what is now Crown Nightclub, for you newbies). You may have also spotted the chiseled Brazilian native working as a percussionist and dancer at Studio 54 and Tabu, or on the Men of X stage.

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    Inside the Dollhouse

    By Cate Weeks

    It’s Friday night. It’s your birthday. The girls are getting together to celebrate. Before you head down to the strip, Robin Antin has some advice.

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    The Giving Pool

    The Palms dove into philanthropic waters and launched its inaugural family-friendly pool party, Cabanas for a Cause, in May. Each Monday throughout the summer, cabanas were rented for only $100, all of which was donated directly to local nonprofits. Seventeen charities, from Noah’s Animal House to Street Teens to Links for Life, reaped the benefits as scores of generous sunbathers partied with purpose.

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    Mafia Matters

    There was no vacancy at Swedish House Mafia’s sold-out beachfront Masquerade Motel party on March 26 in South Beach, Fla., as more than 15,000 guests checked in to the event held during Miami Music Week, a weeklong celebration of electronic music. At a lavish suite in the W Hotel South Beach, the charming and accented members of the Mafia, Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso—also highly praised solo artists—let Vegas Seven in on their thoughts about Vegas and the coming of Angello’s Size Matters party to Wet Republic in April.

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    Maria Nicolas, 28

    Cocktail server at Revolver

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    Julie Gray, 30

    Cocktail waitress at Rain

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    Marc Anthony Longwith, 30

    Server at Rare 120

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