Around the Scene: June 24, 2010

Last Wednesday, The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas held its fourth installment of Fight Club. At Fight Club IV, Vegas nightlife and casino personalities boxed for charity, with proceeds from the $20 tickets going to Smile Train, an international charity providing cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to children in need. Boxers in the nine three-round bouts were: Steve Cyr, John Paul Roberts, Nick Baldwell, Casey Hausman, Ken Long, Ed Oporto, Joe Friedman, Jack Galvin, Chris Hanley, Alan Olvera, Leo Mancuso, Charlie Wetlauffer, Kevin Sweet, Brian Sweet, Anthony Olheiser, Ryan McGinnis, Mark Alums and Ryan Langson.

Fight Night Hard Rock
Photo courtesy of Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


This summer, DJ ATB will host a limited run at Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, headlining Paul Oakenfold’s wildly successful Perfecto Vegas beginning Aug. 7. The electronic music DJ’s residency will run throughout August with opening and closing sets by various DJs.

ASCAPIf you’re stealing music, beware: ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) filed 21 separate infringement actions against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 13 states, stating the businesses either publicly performed the copyrighted music without permission or signed a license agreement with ASCAP but didn’t comply with payment terms. “Just as a bar needs a liquor license, they also need a license to play copyrighted music,” Vincent Candilora, ASCAP senior vice president of licensing, said in a statement. “Having music in an establishment is an enhancement that draws many patrons to these venues. A music license is a basic cost of business recognized in hundreds of thousands of bars, restaurants and other venues across the U.S.”

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