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Thursday, November 15, 2012

See ya backstage!



You’ve heard the buzz and yes, it’s going down … You will no longer have to be on a list to hang out backstage. See ya @BackstageBarLV.

LAS VEGAS – Backstage Bar & Billiards Lounge, the first of several unique entertainment experiences created by Hollywood/Las Vegas nightlife impresarios Ava Berman and Big Daddy Carlos, will open at 601 Fremont St. in fabulous downtown Las Vegas. The private grand unveiling for selected media and guests will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with the grand opening to the public the same night.

“Triple B” is part upscale billiards lounge and part rock ‘n’ roll museum and homage to subculture that will be open 7 days a week and will feature some of the world’s biggest DJs as well as live musical acts. Backstage Bar & Billiards’ name originates from literally being backstage to the adjoining Fremont Country Club, a premier music venue slated to open at the 601 Fremont St. building in early 2013.

DJ Lethal (Limp Bizkit, House of Pain) and Las Vegas icon DJ Scotty Boy are part-owners and will have residencies. DJ Lethal will spin First Fridays and Scotty Boy will host after-hours on a rotating basis.

Among Triple B’s eclectic d├ęcor will be custom furniture by rock outfitter Anvil Cases, collectors’ items from some of the most famous concerts in the history of rock ‘n’ roll and the “turntable library” covering eight decades. In addition, DJ Lethal has collected and contributed a half-million dollars’ worth of memorabilia and legendary concerts will be shown on a “Smorgasbord” of visual formats, showcased by an 8-foot-by-20-foot movie screen theater behind the bar.

“The state-of-the-art DJ stage will feature a bookcase backdrop housing 30,000 pieces of vinyl as a library for all DJs to use,” Ava Berman said. “We’ll also have the only exclusive VIP room in the downtown entertainment district for our celebrity and special guests to use for private parties and events.”

The Triple B will give everyone the chance to feel like a rock star without having to be on the VIP list. … See ya backstage.

Follow @BackstageBarLV on Twitter and “like” Triple B on Facebook.
Don't miss exclusive MOB SPEAK interview with Big Daddy Carlos coming soon.

Monday, November 12, 2012

More on the enigmatic Marilyn Monroe

Everything surrounding the icon Marilyn Monroe seems to attract interest among young and old. A new book on MM is the topic of Crime Beat Radio's upcoming show. Read on for details.

Marilyn Monroe Discussed on This Week's Crime Beat Radio

On November 15th, Lois Banner discusses her book on Marilyn Monroe, "Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox" on Crime Beat Radio

Crime Beat is a weekly hour-long radio program that airs every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST., on the Artist First World Radio Network at

Crime Beat presents fascinating topics that bring listeners closer to the dynamic underbelly of the world of crime. Guests have included ex-mobsters, undercover law enforcement agents, sports officials, informants, prisoners, drug dealers and investigative journalists, who have provided insights and fresh information about the world’s most fascinating subject: crime.