Toys for Tots Mission Completed by U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

By Nikki Artale

Las Vegas Informer

Photos by Nikki Artale

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Chris Phillips

The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino hosted the 5th Annual Toys for Tots event on December 14, 2013 that was sponsored by Cadillac of Las Vegas. The Celebrity Benefit Concert was hosted by Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel of Zowie Bowie and Clint Holmes and his wife Kelly Clinton Holmes and they were great as co-hosts in the event.

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Lydia Ansel

Fabulous is how I describe David Perrico as the Musical Director with his 12 piece band and the talented entertainers in Las Vegas. Outstanding was Michelle Johnson and the Desert Angels Children’s Choir who touched and warmed our hearts with the sound of their voices and the music.

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Michelle Johnson

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Pia Zadora sang a few songs and it was good to see her once again in the spotlight. Pia can be seen performing at Piero’s every weekend.

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A real life couple, Jasmine Trias and Ben Stone sang a beautiful duet on stage. Jasmine Trias was in the final three of Season 3 of American Idol and met Ben Stone here in Las Vegas. Ben is a singer, songwriter from Liverpool and a really good magician.

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Robert Nash who is also known as the De Niro guy read T’was the Night before Christmas and had the audience laughing throughout the story. Robert Nash is a busy entertainer with his work with Mob Parties, film and television and he is always on with the De Niro character and is a friendly, funny guy.

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John Payne and Paul Shortino came on stage and said they were going to go exceedingly retro and sang a beautiful rendition of “So this is Christmas” and it was very touching and emotional. I love their rock and roll persona, but this ballet showed the sweet gentle side of them.

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Other Las Vegas legends came to entertain the crowd and were received warmly. Comedian Steve Rossi, Vince Neil of Motley Crue,rhythm & blues singer Skye D. Miles and to close the show were Rob Garrett with the U.S. Marines on stage singing Coming to America and our King, Trent Carlini as our ever loving Elvis.

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 Steve Rossi

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Vince Neil

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Skye D. Miles

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Rob Garrett

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Trent Carlini

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All the toys were collected during October, November and December and will be distributed to the needy children in Las Vegas next week. Our thanks go out to the U.S.Marine Corps Reserve who accomplished their mission once again in getting hundreds of toys for the children.

Nikki Artale Blonde HeadshotNikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and is a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer  – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on her website

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

Aside from her lengthy experience in the entertainment industry she is also a successful Real Estate broker with 30 years of professional and dedicated services. She serves the greater Las Vegas area and has an in depth knowledge of the real estate housing market. She prides herself in giving excellent service to buyers and sellers with 100% of her time. You can contact her with the information below for any questions, comments or requests of services. 702-279-7001

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