Access Vegas Insider Vibe February 24, 2016

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NBC News Host Chris Matthews Spotted At Jersey Boys

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NBC News political commentator Chris Matthews was spotted attending the smash-hit musical JERSEY BOYS at Paris Las Vegas on February 19. The Hardball with Chris Matthews host, who was in town for the presidential caucuses, took to Twitter after the show to share his enjoyment of the performance, ôJust saw Jersey Boys for third – counting the movie – time here on Vegas Strip. This wonÆt stay in Vegas – I love it!”

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Tommy Shaw Of Styx Spotted At ABSINTHE

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STYX singer and guitarist Tommy Shaw stopped by the hit show ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace on Sunday, February 21. Shaw was spotted taking in the productionÆs outlandish acts and hilarious antics during the 10 p.m. performance while taking a quick break from the bandÆs national tour. Following the show, Shaw met with The Gazillionaire, his raucous assistant Joy Jenkins and the ôGreen Fairyö Melody Sweets for a photo and to express his enjoyment of the performance.

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Rascal Flatts Opens Las Vegas Residency With Memorabilia Case Dedication At The Hard Rock

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As Rascal Flatts geared up for its second residency – Rascal Flatts Rhythm & Roots – at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino welcomed the multi-platinum selling trio back to Las Vegas with a memorabilia case dedication on Tuesday, February 16.

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Celine Dion Has Begun Rehearsals For Next Set Of Shows At The Colosseum

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“Take Vegas Back” At Stratosphere

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Uber, Lyft, And Taxi Cabs

Hi all! As Ted said I’ve been battle a kidney stone for the past week, but something happened to me, Uber-wise, that made me want to share this with you.

Not only am I an Uber driver, but an active rider as well. I took an ambulance to the hospital for my pain, but I was being discharged at 6:00 am. The question the hospital always asks is, “Do you have a ride home?” Fortunately, with Uber, I always do. Without having to make calls to family or friends who may or may not be available, an Uber driver picked me up right outside the hospital entrance in under five minutes of requesting the ride. The ride home was $7.22 (plus the $1 tip I gave him). Also note, no taxi’s were staged and waiting near the hospital.

Speaking of taxis, I had an interesting ride from another Uber driver who used to be a Las Vegas taxi driver. I had to probe him for the answer to the question I get all the time. Just why did he quit being a taxi driver to be an Uber driver?

Speaking driver-to-driver, he said the number 1 reason wasn’t money, it was freedom. Rather than being locked into a 12-hour shift 5-6 days a week, he was able to “go offline” as we call it, to take care of personal matters. He was able to pick up his kids from school if necessary. He says he can still make as much money, but HE decides when he works, and can always make time for personal matters whenever they arise.

So let me re-emphasize what Ted said above in “Newkirk’s Notes.” Get yourself either the Uber or Lyft (or both) app today. Set up your account- costs nothing to get an account. I can’t express the value of having it as a resource when you really need a ride.

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