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Heather Vale is a freelance journalist, writer, interviewer and producer also known as The Unwrapper™. For over 20 years she has worked in all media: TV, radio, print and online. Currently she is one of the top freelance interviewers on the web, and specializes in the internet marketing, personal development and arts & entertainment niches. A native of Toronto, she has lived in Las Vegas with her young son since 2012. You can reach her at her website, http://TheUnwrapper.com, or on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/Unwrapper.
Goo Goo Dolls Come a Long Way Home to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

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Goo Goo Dolls Come a Long Way Home to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Written and photography by Heather Vale It’s been three years since I saw the Goo Goo Dolls and reviewed them for the Las Vegas Informer. But the band has been busy touring and writing almost constantly since then. In fact, they’ve been doing that since they formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York. Not many […]

Mark McGrath and Sugar Ray Puts on Sweet Show at the Golden Nugget

Mark McGrath and Sugar Ray Puts on Sweet Show at the Golden Nugget

Written and photography by Heather Vale He wowed me on “Rock & Roll Jeopardy.” He disappointed me on “Celebrity Apprentice.” He impressed me on numerous other TV shows and hosting gigs, including “Extra.” And he has been one of my favorite all-round performers for close to 20 years. I’m talking about Mark McGrath, lead singer […]

Uncle Kracker Proves He’s One of Us at the Golden Nugget

Uncle Kracker Proves He’s One of Us at the Golden Nugget

Written and photos by Heather Vale On an August day in Vegas, several ’90s and 2k bands got together for the Under the Sun Tour, a yearly traveling event masterminded by Sugar Ray’s lead singer, Mark McGrath, in 2013. This time around, the lineup featured Sugar Ray (of course) along with Uncle Kracker, Smash Mouth and […]

Goo Goo Dolls Slide into Red Rock for an Evening of Hits

Goo Goo Dolls Slide into Red Rock for an Evening of Hits

By Heather Vale Photos by Roger Bennett August in Las Vegas started out with a lot of heat, and it was partially thanks to one of the hottest concerts of the year – a triple bill at Red Rock’s Sandbar headlined by the Goo Goo Dolls. I was joined by my partner-in-creativity, photographer Roger Bennett, […]

Daughtry Proves He’s an American Idol After All at Red Rock

Daughtry Proves He’s an American Idol After All at Red Rock

By Heather Vale Photos by Roger Bennett and Heather Vale Welcoming in August by being sandwiched between the Plain White T’s and the Goo Goo Dolls in a concert at Red Rock’s Sandbar, Chris Daughtry proved that he is an American Idol even if he didn’t win the reality show’s title when he competed in […]

Plain White T’s Rock to the Rhythm of Love at Sandbar

Plain White T’s Rock to the Rhythm of Love at Sandbar

Written and photography by Heather Vale On a hot steamy summer night – the first day of August – the Plain White T’s took to the Red Rock Sandbar stage in the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa to warm up the crowd for Daughtry and the Goo Goo Dolls. Not that it could have gotten much […]

Summer Solstice Blooms with Gin Blossoms

Summer Solstice Blooms with Gin Blossoms

By Heather Vale Photography by Roger Bennett Informer Media Group It was a hot summer night – June 21, the Summer Solstice and longest day of the year – when ‘90s alternative rock band Gin Blossoms hit the covered outdoor stage of the Henderson Pavilion. I attended with my partner-in-creativity, local superstar photographer Roger Bennett, […]

Summer Solstice Blooms with Gin Blossoms

Summer Solstice Blooms with Gin Blossoms

Written by Heather Vale and Photography by Roger Bennett It was a hot summer night – June 21, the Summer Solstice and longest day of the year – when ‘90s alternative rock band Gin Blossoms hit the covered outdoor stage of the Henderson Pavilion. I attended with my partner-in-creativity, local superstar photographer Roger Bennett, who […]

3 Doors Down Knocks it Out of the Fremont Street Experience

3 Doors Down Knocks it Out of the Fremont Street Experience

By Heather Vale The voices of thousands of fans singing filled the space beneath the video canopy of the Fremont Street Experience. Even while trying to steadily shoot some video clips with my HD camcorder, I couldn’t help joining in the chorus: “If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman? If I’m […]

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