Monthly Archives: February 2013

Amazing Race Star and Chippendale Jaymes Vaughan Releases NEW Single

Usually I get “A Little Help From My Friends” on my blog site. This time, I want to get the word out about one of my friends and help him during a difficult time. Jaymes Vaughan is an inspiration. He was on the TV show Amazing Race last season, he hoped to win the million dollars to help his Dad’s battle with cancer. Team Chippendales came in second place.

Since then, he has set up a website, held fundraisers, and traveled nationally to tell his story.  His Dad’s medications are really expensive, he needs the funds to help him and raise awareness.

In the midst of all this, he continues to work on his passion for music. His new single just came out, while he is out of town, tending to his Dad.

New Single Release
New Single Release

Jaymes Vaughan, gained massive popularity as runner-up on the reality game show where he was racing to win one million dollars to help his father battle a very rare form of cancer. Falling just short of reaching that goal, and finishing second, he came back determined to do whatever he can to still raise money for his Dad. His latest effort, his brand new single, “TONIGHT.”

“TONIGHT” is an up-tempo club-ready dance track that combines the talents of Mega-Producer Tanzer, Puerto Rican pop vocalist Lily, and Chippendale and Reality TV Star, Jaymes Vaughan.

“I was so excited about this song when we went in to record it. I absolutely love it and feel like I’ve got a track that really reflects where I want to be musically. Plus I got to work with some amazingly talented people” says Vaughan.

However that excitement quickly turned to worry when his father’s cancer took a very sudden and unexpected turn just two weeks ago.

Up against a release date that had been predetermined months earlier, he initially wanted to pull the plug on the song.

“With the the progression of my father’s illness all of a sudden requiring round the clock supervision, I knew I couldn’t devote the time and energy needed to properly promote the song” says Vaughan.

But after painful deliberation he decided maybe it was actually perfect timing after all.

“The song is all about making the most of one night and I think that’s actually pretty fitting right now. Make the most of every moment you got” says Vaughan.

And in a time that he hoped he’d never see come, it’s a welcome distraction.

“No matter what your troubles are, no matter what situation you are in, go take three minutes to put on the song, and just dance. Cause sometimes, everybody just needs a little escape” he adds.

“TONIGHT” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers. Vaughan’s proceeds from the song will help with his father’s fight against cancer.

Photo: Denise Truscello/Wireimage
Photo: Denise Truscello/Wireimage

Follow Jaymes on social media:

twitter: @JaymesV

The Entertainment Capital of The World. That’s for sure!

Wow, what a busy week in Las Vegas entertainment. Especially on the strip. I was lucky enough to attend THREE big events.

One, was the opening of a new show at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the extraordinary true story of the fateful evening that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.

Program
Program

I LOVED this show! The actors were all amazing, I felt an emotional connection. All the performers had beautiful voices that emulated their characters perfectly. I enjoyed the entire production.

The ending gave me chills.

Million Dollar Quartet on Red Carpet (photo: Erik Kabik)
Million Dollar Quartet on Red Carpet (photo: Erik Kabik)

Thursday, Mandalay Bay released details of the much anticipated Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson show coming this summer. The Estate of Michael Jackson, Cirque, and Mandalay were all on hand to announce the dates and NAME of the show.

Performers were also there at the media conference to help present the name. 63 performers will be included in the production titled MICHAEL JACKSON ONE.

Title of NEW Cirque Show
Title of NEW Cirque Show

Preview performances start on May 23rd with its official premiere on June 29, 2013. The director, Jamie King, says the show will be different than the top grossing Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

The name ONE was chosen because Michael Jackson believed that all people are unique and equal, regardless of race or culture.

Check out some video I shot at the media conference. The dancers are so talented. This clip will get you excited to see the show this summer:

Friday night, Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature opened at The Venetian. The show has been on the Las Vegas strip for sometime now, but just recently moved to The Venetian. Motown legend, Smokey Robinson was on hand for the media night show and party. He joined the foursome on stage at the end of the show too (see video below)!

Photo: Denise Truscello/Wireimage
Photo: Denise Truscello/Wireimage

Energetic show full of talent and memories!

The new set adds a lot to the show. It was designed by Andy Wamsley, who couldn’t be more proud of how it all turned out.

Another highlight of the night was when Human Nature pulled an audience member from the crowd to sing a few lines of “My Girl” with them up on stage. It happened to be singer Deniece Williams (Let’s Hear It For The Boy)… she wowed the audience when she chimed in with her amazing vocals. Again, watch the video below, I was rolling!

No doubt, Las Vegas is the place to be for great entertainment. The talent never ceases to amaze me. What a fun, exciting week. Most of these performers are Las Vegas residents too.

Welcome to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world