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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 30, 2004

Featured Stories:
La Femme
Mandalay Bay Beach Concerts

Also In This Issue: Newkirk’s Notes, Forth of July Fireworks, No Comdex, Vegas News, July Concerts and Headliners, more …
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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! We are seeing great summer weather with highs barely hitting 100 and lows in the 70’s. Days by the pool in our dry heat, and perfect weather for the late night, all night long!

We have been on a three week break, so this issue is three times as jammed. Let’s get started!

Fireworks On The Fourth – Once again this year, the Stratosphere Tower Hotel Casino will have a fireworks display at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Remember … The Strip bends in the middle. If you are south of The Venetian, you might have trouble seeing it. Go north!

Other displays for locals happen all over the valley. Check the paper for listings (While locals enjoy our newsletter, we try not to overwhelm tourist readers with piles of local interest listings available in the local paper).

Here’s a locals tip: From the parking lot of The Suncoast, you can see virtually every display in town. Don’t forget, dusk here is early because we are on the eastern edge of Pacific Time. It is dark here by 9 PM and the fireworks start soon after.

Monorail Opening!?! – They now claim that the monorail is going to open July 15. I hope so, but don’t hold your breath. Operation will be 8 AM to Midnight for the first 60 days, then a permanent 6 AM to 2 AM. (Co’mon … since it doesn’t go to the airport, who is going to be on it at 6 AM? How about 8 AM to 4 AM. The Las Vegas Strip is often alive until 3 or 4 AM). $3 each way, and they will have multi-day and multi-ride passes will be available for purchase. Price not set.

No Comdex!!! – This was the best news I’ve heard in a while. Comdex usually comes to town for a week in November, jamming most available hotel rooms, driving up prices. The attendees tend not to go to shows (they prefer strip clubs), so many of the shows take the week off.

With our temperate November weather, many visitors want to visit but get locked out (or pay high room prices, have to deal with crowds, and lack of available shows). November is a beautiful time to be in Las Vegas and now the average tourist isn’t locked out!


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Featured Stories:

La Femme

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La Femme recently revamped their Las Vegas show with seven new numbers, new lighting, and a larger, more versatile stage. La Femme (pronounced “La Fahm”) is an exact replica of the acclaimed show Crazy Horse in Paris, famous for its productions celebrating beautiful women and the art of the nude since 1951. Taking a chance to improve on a great product is a challenge (can anyone say New Coke), but the revamped show steps La Femme up another notch.
Since the debut of the US version of three years ago, La Femme has ranked among the top of the Las Vegas entertainment chain. Sensual and classy with an international flair, and well worth the ticket price. However, Las Vegas is it’s own animal and the previous incarnation was perhaps a little too retro, lacking some of the “wow” that people expect in Las Vegas entertainment.
The challenge? “Vegas” it up without losing the integrity of the original Crazy Horse Paris production. The tradition of natural looking youthful performers was kept intact, with new choreography and a combination of light effects and projections that create a moving canvas of skin. The kaleidoscope of colors and designs dancing across the performers is a treat to the eyes.
Gone are the “silent movie” projections between each number. Instead, one of the 13 performers comes out in a unique dance while a voice tells us of her characters personality, quirks, and interests. This not only accomplished giving the show a nicer flow, but made La Femme even more female friendly. This is not a strip club, nor is it crass. By giving each dancer a character all her own, a woman can relate to the personality and have a kinship sensuality with particular performers.
The technical aspect of the show has been enhanced on all levels. Music by renowned French producer Laurent Gueneau, and one-of-a-kind couture costumes by accomplished fashion designer Gaspard Yurkievich combine with a larger, more versatile stage to really let the productions live and breath. While a certain needed rigid flair associated with the show still exists, the audiences eyes and ears now drink in a more resounding spectacle.
La Femme performs nightly at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., dark Tuesdays. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to attend the show. Tickets include show program.

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Mandalay Bay Beach Concerts

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Selected as the ôBest Entertainment Venue in Las Vegasö by the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mandalay Beach offers one of the most unique outdoor concert stages in the country, set amidst the world-famous resortÆs 11-acre beach and lagoon.
Concert-goers are invited to bring their blankets and sit on the 1,700 tons of sand that make up Mandalay Beach or wade into the surf and listen to the music from the cool confines of Mandalay BayÆs famous 1.6 million gallon wavepool.

Cyndi Lauper – July 23Cyndi Lauper is considered to be one of the biggest stars of the early MTV era. Her thin, girlish voice and rag-tag appearance not only had the fans wanting to be her but dressing like her too. She is the first female artist to write, produce, create artwork, create and direct all music videos for an album. As well as sell twenty million records around the world.
Go Go’s – July 24The group is one of the first commercially successful female bands that was independent of male producers or managers. Their first hit singes “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation” launched the group onto the California punk scene.
Reggae Beach Party Featuring Burning Spear – August 13Acknowledged as one of Jamaica’s most prolific and respected roots artists, Reggae pioneer Burning Spear (a.k.a. Winston Rodney), has been in the music business for over 35 years. Burning Spear has recorded many albums in his career including Rasta Business in 1995, the Grammy award-winning album Calling Rastafari in 1999, and Fittest of the Fittest in 2002.
Rick Springfield – September 3Springfield is most recognized as Dr. Noah Drake on the very popular soap opera General Hospital. He landed the role in 1981 in the midst of recording his debut for a record label. Springfield’s popularity skyrocketed, which fueled the release of his album Working Class Dog. The record featured many of his most memorable favorites including “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything for You.”
REO Speedwagon – September 4REO Speedwagon took America by road in a rented Chevy station wagon playing bars across the country after its first record hit the shelves in 1971. The group has produced 17 critically acclaimed albums, scored 13 top 40 singles and sold over 40 million records. Some of the groups post popular songs include “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, “Keep On Loving You”, and Time For Me To Fly.”
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Vegas Comments and Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].Live From Las Vegas,

Cyndi Lauper – July 23Cyndi Lauper is considered to be one of the biggest stars of the early MTV era. Her thin, girlish voice and rag-tag appearance not only had the fans wanting to be her but dressing like her too. She is the first female artist to write, produce, create artwork, create and direct all music videos for an album. As well as sell twenty million records around the world.
Go Go’s – July 24The group is one of the first commercially successful female bands that was independent of male producers or managers. Their first hit singes “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation” launched the group onto the California punk scene.
Reggae Beach Party Featuring Burning Spear – August 13Acknowledged as one of Jamaica’s most prolific and respected roots artists, Reggae pioneer Burning Spear (a.k.a. Winston Rodney), has been in the music business for over 35 years. Burning Spear has recorded many albums in his career including Rasta Business in 1995, the Grammy award-winning album Calling Rastafari in 1999, and Fittest of the Fittest in 2002.
Rick Springfield – September 3Springfield is most recognized as Dr. Noah Drake on the very popular soap opera General Hospital. He landed the role in 1981 in the midst of recording his debut for a record label. Springfield’s popularity skyrocketed, which fueled the release of his album Working Class Dog. The record featured many of his most memorable favorites including “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything for You.”
REO Speedwagon – September 4REO Speedwagon took America by road in a rented Chevy station wagon playing bars across the country after its first record hit the shelves in 1971. The group has produced 17 critically acclaimed albums, scored 13 top 40 singles and sold over 40 million records. Some of the groups post popular songs include “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, “Keep On Loving You”, and Time For Me To Fly.”
Book Mandalay Bay Beach Concerts Online
or over the phone!
(Toll Free US) 800-696-5721

Las Vegas summer sale! 2-night air/hotel from $189


Vegas Comments and Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

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CEO
Senior Content Editor
http://www.accessvegas.com
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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 02, 2004

Featured Story:
Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Tour
Comedy Bus Tour

Also In This Issue: Newkirk’s Notes, New TV Series The Casino vs. American Casino, June Concerts and Headliners, Hot News and Events, more …
Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

This newsletter is published exclusively for visitors to AccessVegas.Com and can only be signed up for there. We do not buy or rent lists, and this information is only for our members and guests. If you feel you have received it in error, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom. To subscribe, visit our Newsletter Site.

Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! Memorial Day was nuts with perfect 24/7 weather and 15% humidity. Las Vegas is the perfect spot for your summer getaway and we hope to see you soon!

Ultra-Evening – Here’s a trifecta that’s hard to beat: We checked out La Femme, plus both the “ultralounges” Tabu (pictured right) at MGM Grand and Ghostbar at The Palms all in one beautiful Las Vegas evening last week.

La Femme just celebrated their third anniversary in Las Vegas. They have expanded the cast and added a slight Vegas flair. Well worth seeing and we’ll have a full review next week. While you wait, check out the new Le Femme photos in our shows photos area and click to read more about the show.

Golf – You can still get your free subscription to Golf Magazine courtesy of us here at AccessVegas.com. Click for your complimentary GOLF Magazine subscription!

The Casino vs. American Casino – Two new reality shows based on owners of Las Vegas casinos debut almost back-to-back here in June. The Casino (from the people who brought you Survivor and The Apprentice) profiles new Golden Nugget owners Timothy Poster and Thomas Brietling in their quest to bring the downtown hotel back to it’s old-shcool glory days.

American Casino is produced by the same people who do American Chopper (go Mikey) and profiles Station Casino owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta in their quest to make Green Valley Ranch one of the hottest, hippest places in town.

American Casino debuts Friday June 4 on Discovery Channel and The Casino debuts Monday June 14 on Fox. Check local listings for times.

Access Vegas Minute – You can hear the audio companion to this newsletter at Access Vegas Minute.


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Featured Story:
Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Tour
Comedy Bus Tour

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Up for an afternoon of comedy, education, history, sightseeing, nature, art, homemade food, fudge and unlimited fun? Then sign up for the Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Comedy Tour! This 6 hour tour provides the adventure of the Wild West, and much more!

You are treated like a Vegas star from the very beginning! Your day begins as the tour bus conveniently picks up from most major Casinos. Leaving Las Vegas, you ride in plush comfort through the desert on the way to Hoover Dam. During this time, you will be entertained by a nationally known comedian that is also your tour guide! You never know who it may be! Fun games are played on the bus and secret surprise bags are handed out.

Once at Hoover Dam, exit the bus and begin your walking adventure. The tour guide takes you from the Arizona side of the Dam to the Nevada side, and narrates the “History in Dam detail”. Stops along the way include a walk across the very top of the dam, where you will look 726 feet over the edge, and stand directly across a 53 foot wide tunnel!

The sheer size of it all is breathtaking. On the Nevada side, there are many beautiful Art Deco sculptures, a sundial, and a map of the solar system to the precise moment when the Dam was dedicated. There is also a visitors center where to buy souvenirs or snacks. Picnic tables are nestled among towering canyon rock walls, for tourists to rest and enjoy the best of what man and nature have created.

Next up is the nature tour … on the scenic overlook of Lake Mead right outside Hoover Dam and Boulder Canyon. View Antelope squirrels burrowing on the mountain sides, see the largest man made lake in the world, and trails that lead to old mines where men searched for treasures of the earth. You also get an education about an experience with the desert stinkweed plant!

Lunch is at Matteo’s, located in the Historic Boulder Hotel. The food is homemade, and the service is great. The pasta is a recommended favorite! After eating visit the upstairs Museum and learn more about the history of Hoover Dam, see a movie, and a photo exhibit of the men who made the Dam a reality. Last stop is down the street to an Old Fashioned Fudge shop for some sinful samples!

On the ride back to Sin City, you will view stunning celebrity mountain homes, and take a drive through the neighborhood consisting of the actual “dingbat homes” built for the workers of Hoover Dam. The tour guide continues with more Las Vegas history, insider secrets, and a few other surprises. The rest you will just have to see for yourself!

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Vegas Comments and Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.

For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

CEO
Senior Content Editor
http://www.accessvegas.com

New to the list? Click Here for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

Attention Travel Agents: Tired of fighting the airlines and internet travel eroding your business? Let us help! What if you were guaranteed respectable commissions on not just hotels, but Las Vegas shows, tours, golf, dining and more? One stop commissions for you, and better info and choices for your clients.No starting costs, maintenance fees, or minimums. Oh, and we won’t steal your customers. Our “customer for life” policy guarantees you get paid even if they book direct, time after time. Email us now: [email protected] Subject line Travel Agent, include your name and phone number. We’ll get the details right to you.

All contents copyright 2004 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
June 2, 2004 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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