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Photos: ‘Mondays Dark’ at Vinyl benefits St. Therese Center/HIV Outreach; Darren Criss at ‘Rock of Ages’


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Father Joseph O’Brien and Mark Shunock arrive at Shunock’s “Mondays Dark,” benefiting St. Therese Center/HIV Outreach, at Vinyl on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

‘Mondays Dark’ Benefits St. Therese Center/HIV Outreach

Anthony Cools and Mark Shunock perform during Shunock’s “Mondays Dark,” benefiting St. Therese Center/HIV Outreach, at Vinyl on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Darren Criss at ‘Rock of Ages’

Carrie St. Louis, Darren Criss and Justin Mortelliti at “Rock of Ages” on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in the Venetian. Launch slideshow »

Actor and singer Mark Shunock, who portrays Lonny the narrator in “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian, hosted his fourth monthly benefit show “Mondays Dark” on Monday night at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel, and Shunock and his guest artists performed to the music of Queen.

Mark’s cast of celebrities included hypnotist Anthony Cools, magician Murray Sawchuck, juggler Jeff Civillico, singers Jaime Lynch, Savannah Smith and Maren Wade and cast members of “Rock of Ages,” “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Father Joseph O’Brien thanked the performers for donating their services to benefit St. Therese Center/HIV Outreach. Shunock started “Mondays Dark” with the goal of raising $100,000 for local charities in one year.

Speaking of “Rock of Ages,” “Glee” star Darren Criss recently had a reunion backstage at “Rock of Ages” with former castmate Jon Robert Hall, who portrays rocker Stacee Jaxx in the Venetian headliner show. Criss was at the rock musical Saturday night and posed for photographs with cast members.

Our thanks to Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery from “Mondays Dark.”

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