Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 20, 2005

Welcome to the Insider Vibe! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

In This Issue: Transformation Of The Mirage, Win Dirk Arthur Tickets Plus Dinner At The Tropicana, Sirens Of TI Drink Launch, PowerPass and Vegas Passport, Jimmy Buffett Returns, Sixth Annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza, more ….

Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas Hotels, Shows, Nightlife, Tours and Golf. We live here. We know Las Vegas!

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

Hello From Las Vegas! Been a busy couple of weeks. We’re giving away tickets to Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur plus dinner at Tuscany Italian Cafe from The Tropicana. Click to our Las Vegas Contests and Giveaways page to enter this and other current promotions. And stay subscribed … my office is stacked with comps, passports, and all kinds of coming giveaways only for our readers!

Passports – In this issue, we feature two “must have” passports: PowerPass and Vegas Passport. Both let you pay one price to access the hottest things to do in Las Vegas. PowerPass is for activities and Vegas Passport is for clubs. Each is worth every penny, especially Vegas Passport which gives you time-saving VIP access to what are seriously the hottest clubs in town. Hey, we don’t like to wait in line and they don’t want you to either.

Sirens of TI – Photographer Tom takes us behind the scenes at the tryouts for Sirens of TI and for their Sirens Mist drink launch at Mist. The revamped pirate show at TI (Treasure Island) celebrates it’s second anniversary in November. Nobody is taking you behind the scenes like we do!

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See the Grand Canyon in a Jet Helicopter! For years Maverick Helicopters has been providing a true VIP Helicopter experience of the Grand Canyon. We do things a little different than any other helicopter Company. We give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas Strip tours plus Helicopter Weddings also available!

Transformation Of The MirageThe Mirage, the hotel that introduced the concept of destination resort to the Las Vegas Strip in 1989, today announced details of a transformation intended to maintain its preeminent position in what has become an increasingly competitive tourism market.

To recapture its leading-edge position, The Mirage will introduce new amenities including restaurants created by the world’ most acclaimed designers and featuring menus by renowned chefs, a dynamic nightclub, a stunning lounge, a modern gaming area featuring Dale Chihuly sculptures and a Cirque du Soleil production celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles. Additionally, the resort’ volcano, the iconic Mirage feature recognized around the world, will undergo a fiery enhancement.

“At its opening, and for years following it, The Mirage set the standard for Las Vegas resorts. The changes we’re introducing will ensure that the resort remains at the forefront of the city’ contemporary scene,” said Scott Sibella, president and COO of The Mirage. Read full story …

New Giveaway! – Win Dinner And A Show At The Tropicana including Show Tickets To Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur, and Dinner For Two at Tuscany Italian Cafe!

Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur – Monstrous cats … heart-pounding illusions. It’s magic to the extreme, as beautiful blue-eyed Bengals, African black leopards, even a pure white snow tiger appear out of nowhere!

Tuscany Italian Cafe – Spend an evening in the Mediterranean at Tuscany Italian Cafe, the Tropicana’s brand new Italian-style bistro. You’ll feel right at home in the casual, friendly atmosphere of a Florence cafe, where we pour on the service as much as the sauces!

Enter To Win Dirk Arthur Tickets And Dinner For Two At Tuscany Italian Cafe Tropicana Las Vegas

Sirens Of TI Drink Launch – To create the sultriest must-have cocktail this summer, toss in a splash of sass and a shot of fun and “shake it up” with the Sirens of TI. Sirens Mist is sure to delight the senses with a blend of Skyy Citrus Vodka, Stoli Raspberry Vodka, Sour Apple Pucker and Seven Up.

Created by Emmy award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega, the Sirens of TI features a musical score by award-winning record producer and songwriter Emilio Estefan. From daring swordplay to high-diving acrobatics and eye-popping pyrotechnics, the show is packed with countless thrills. Experience music, dance, excitement and seduction nightly at 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino.

Mist Bar and Lounge at Treasure Island is a relaxing and inviting nightspot. This hip bar and lounge attracts a lively mix of cool Las Vegans and hotel guests seeking a stylish yet casual setting. A tasteful blend of rock music and popular hits fills the room, giving a fresh energy to Treasure Island. If drinking, conversation and people watching are what you are looking for, then Mist is the perfect destination.

Show Review – Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur

Reviewed July 20, 2005
Nancy Hruska

The Tropicana’s very own Dirk Arthur lives up to his “extreme” reputation in the most outrageous ways a Las Vegas magic show could dream: big cats, helicopters, trains, and heart pumping theatrical effects. Dirk Arthur has added some extra quality ingredients to the already renowned mind-boggling illusions. His fast paced show is also capable of reminding his audience of the mystery of magic through timeless, classic tricks and humor suitable for all ages. In addition viewers get a sneak peek into the humanitarian side of Dirk Arthur: It looks as though his cats reserve the right to upstage anyone. Click to read the complete review …

PowerPass and Vegas Passport – are the two best new opportunities for the Las Vegas visitor. In Las Vegas, the price of fun can add up fast. But not for you! You get to do all of the top activities or nightlife (do both!) for one very affordable price that let’s you do everything YOU want to do without busting your budget!

  • PowerPass Las Vegas is your Free entry to top attractions in Las Vegas. VIP, Front of line access to many attractions. Map & guide book lets you plan BEFORE you go. Discounts to top restaurants & retailers! Click to Get Your PowerPass Now!
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“Crazy Girl” From Poland Returns – The Polish “Crazy Girl” has returned to the show at the Riviera Hotel & Casino after a two-year hiatus and is surprised at the growth of Las Vegas.

She recently said, “I was in `Crazy Girls’ during 2001 and 2002. I’m a native of Bytow, Poland. I have a brother and a baby sister who is younger. She is in middle school. I went to one of the best ballet school in Poland. It is in Gdansk. I was in national competitions for ballet. My dance training is mostly classical. We train for nine years in school from ages 9-18.” Read full story …

Five O’Clock Somewhere – It’s always five o’clock in Las Vegas, and we are looking forward to the return of Jimmy Buffett for two dates in October, both on the 22’nd and the 29’th! I’m a big fan (parrothead) so this should be a lot of fun. Grab Your Jimmy Buffett Las Vegas Tickets Now! The pre-concert party is always out-of-control and I’m sure this year will be no exception.

Jimmy Buffett not your speed? Someone you love is probably playing Las Vegas during your visit. Check out our comprehensive Las Vegas Concert and Headliner Calendar.

Sixth Annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza – Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation to host Sixth Annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. benefiting the Las Vegas-based non-profit hospice care program. Guests will be able to experience an assortment of tasty wines sponsored by Johnson Brothers and delicious foods provided by several top Las Vegas restaurants such as The Carmel Room at the Rampart Casino, Harley Davidson CafÚ, and Sammy’ Woodfired Pizza to name a few.

Participants will have a chance to bid for great prizes during live and silent auctions or donate up to $40 to the Opportunity Balloons – guaranteeing a prize. Open to the public, the event is located at Gaudin Jaguar – Porsche – Aston Martin of Las Vegas, 7200 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $40 inclusive. Please contact Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation for more information or to purchase tickets at 702.938.3910 or 702.938.3959.

Readers Rants and Raves – Great reader questions and comments from our Access Vegas Message Boards. Help someone out or post your own question!

Free Email Addresses Ending – As of Sept. 1, 2005 we will have to discontinue the free AccessVegas.com email we’ve made available to our members for so long. Notice has been posted in the email section of our message board for the past few weeks. Call it a victim of our success. We’ve received word that people have shown up at events saying they were shooting for us, or that they knew me, and unfortunately the ability of everyone to get an AccessVegas.com email let’s someone pretend that they are working for us and request media passes to events. We apologize for the inconvenience.

RSS Feed – We now have an RSS/XML feed on the main page of AccessVegas.com! Not sure what that is? It’s a cutting edge way to see What’s New and What’s Hot all the time. (Click for a RSS primer). Or you can simply visit AccessVegas.com often check out the What’s Hot section.

Most RSS programs let you visit AccessVegas.com and automatically pull the feed. For those who want to enter it manually, the feed is:
http://www.accessvegas.com/xml/whats-hot.xml

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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].

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All contents copyright 2005 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

August 20, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 3, 2005

Welcome to the Insider Vibe! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

In This Issue: Win An Evening At MGM La Femme and Teatro, INKed Giveaway, [email protected] Launches, Bellagio Gardens Summer Photos, Neil Sedaka Review, Hot Pool Party Photos, Craps Made Easy, Readers Rants and Raves, more ….

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.

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

Hello From Las Vegas …and long time no see! We put the newsletter on hiatus while we’ve been doing some extensive expanding and improving of AccessVegas.com. More insider information, more giveaways, more stuff to do and see. We’ll detail much of it in this newsletter issue!

Insider Vibe – As you can see, we’ve changed the newsletter name as we prepare to split our content into two newsletters. This newsletter will continue to cover visitor information with your usual insider aspect. We’ll be spinning off our Vegas Update (see info this issue) focusing on the Las Vegas news stories that interest the world.

On a personal note, a big thanks to all the encouraging notes throughout the year as I battle back from some severe health issues. Never thought at the “ripe old age” of 39 I’d be dealing with a major health problem (long-term toxic household mold exposure and lasting immune system complications … mold can kill). I have a ways to go, but I’m improving every week, happy to be “back in the saddle” and as excited as ever about my city … Las Vegas!


See the Grand Canyon in a Jet Helicopter! For years Maverick Helicopters has been providing a true VIP Helicopter experience of the Grand Canyon. We do things a little different than any other helicopter Company. We give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas Strip tours plus Helicopter Weddings also available!

Hot New Contests! – We have a couple of great contests running right now. Enter them both to win!

Win An Evening Of Entertainment At The MGM Grand
including Show Tickets To La Femme, the famed Crazy Horse Le Show DVD, and Complimentary Drinks at Teatro Euro Bar!

La Femme at the MGM Grand Hotel Casino is a first for America and Las Vegas, a show direct from one of the hottest nightspots in the world, the original Crazy Horse in Paris, famous for its productions celebrating beautiful woman since 1951.

At Teatro Euro Bar, red leather and mirrored stainless steel cast their spell. Offering sensuous libations and intrigue nightly, in the Studio Walk at the MGM Hotel and Casino

La Femme and Teatro Euro Bar Contest Entry

INKed: Shot At The Palms Las Vegas
Get INKed Stuff: Enter and Win!

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Three First Place Prize Winners Receive Inked Prize Pack:

  • INKED Henna Kit
  • INKED Celebrity Skin Tattoo Book
  • INKED Zippo Tattoo lighter T-Shirt
  • Limited Edition A&E INKed T-shirt

Four Runner-Up Winners Receive:

  • Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company T-Shirt

INKed Prize Pack Contest Entry

Photos: Bellagio Gardens Summer 2005 – The Bellagio is decked out in a patriotic summer theme. If you can’t be here to see it in person, enjoy the photos: Click to view Bellagio Gardens Summer 2005

[email protected] – Enjoy our twice-monthly show, playing The Songs You Hear, When You’re Here! You get the best music from Las Vegas: Headliners, shows, show bands, lounge acts, and musicians that play for tourists here in Las Vegas. In addition, we bring you the latest Las Vegas news, insider tips, contests, special information and more to keep you plugged into Las Vegas!

Check out the last couple of shows:

Premier Show

Second Show

Show Review – Neil Sedaka: Playing at The Orleans August 16-21, 2005. Click for Neil Sedaka Ticket Info

Reviewed June 15, 2005
Nancy Hruska

Neil Sedaka“I’m the king of Tra La La’s and Doo Wop’s,” Sedaka humbly confessed.

It looks as though even after 4 decades of recording, Neil Sedaka is still able to make a rose-tossing full house at The Orleans cry and sing along to “Breaking up is Hard to do.” The truth is, no matter which age or demographic one belongs to; the heavy weight Pop pioneer will belt out some velvet anthem of which everyone knows the words.

His name sounds familiar to at least everyone with a record player, but who is Neil Sedaka? Oh just another face in the music industry; one of which had his songs recorded by the lesser known Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Not to mention a managing hand launching the careers of Neil Diamond, Carole King, and Paul Simon. But no one should assume his seasoned career would give him any less energy on stage now than 40 years ago. The man can soft shoe and sing smooth hits as though it’s his first day in showbiz. Click to read the complete review …

Hot Pool Party Photos – Vegas heats up in the summer time, and the resorts have awesome pool parties to deal with the heat. Photographer Tom has been making the rounds and brings you a couple of good photo sets:

Gambling Talk: Craps Made Easy – with Victor H. Royer. I often receive questions from my readers about the grand old casino game of Craps. What most people like to know is: Why does the game look so complicated? Well, it only looks that way. In reality, Craps is not only among the better casino games, but is also not nearly as difficult to play and understand as it may first seem. This week, click to read the article Craps Made Easy.

Readers Rants and Raves – Great reader questions and comments from our Access Vegas Message Boards. Help someone out or post your own question!

RSS Feed – We now have an RSS/XML feed on the main page of AccessVegas.com! Not sure what that is? It’s a cutting edge way to see What’s New and What’s Hot all the time. (Click for a RSS primer). Or you can simply visit AccessVegas.com often check out the What’s Hot section.

Most RSS programs let you visit AccessVegas.com and automatically pull the feed. For those who want to enter it manually, the feed is:
http://www.accessvegas.com/xml/whats-hot.xml

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!

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Important Notice: This section will no longer be a part of this newsletter in the near future. For regular updates of Las Vegas news concurring visitors, events, entertainment, hotels, gambling, real estate, and tourism, please visit our new Las Vegas News Update and enter your email address there to subscribe and stay informed!

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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].

New to the list? See our Newsletter Archives for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

All contents copyright 2005 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

August 3, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 8, 2005

In This Issue: Wynn Las Vegas Photos: Part Two, Free CD With Ticket Purchase, July 4’th Fireworks Announcement, Cook E. Jarr and the Twin Keys, Chef Live … From Las Vegas, Table Games and Slots: Best Games To Win At, New Comment Line, 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.

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Newsletter Going On Hiatus – We are going to take a few weeks off to soak up the sun and watch the off-duty cocktail waitresses sun by our complex pool.

OK, actually we (the staff) will be hard at work making some major upgrades to AccessVegas.com and this newsletter. And we can’t do both at once. So … Coming Soon:

  • We’re splitting this newsletter. It’s just too out-of-control with so much happening in Las Vegas! This version will get back to a focus on tourism: What to do, go, and see. The newsletter we are spinning off will deal with news of gaming, the condo boom, real estate, insider opinion and commentary, and other dirt on what makes Las Vegas tick. You’ll have to sign up for it separately. We’ll let you know how.
  • Expanded, upgraded nightlife and VIP areas of AccessVegas.com where you can buy nightclub passes, get set up for tables and booths (bottle service) with our VIP hosts, or just learn everything you need to know about our city’s famous nightclubs and nightlife.
  • Ted Newkirk will be returning to the helm. As many of you know, toxic residential mold exposure and a “perfect storm” of other environmental issues and mis-diagnosis kept our publisher gravely ill for months. He’s on a long, slow comeback trail and looking forward to getting back in the saddle here on a limited basis.

We here at the newsletter will see you in July, but AccessVegas.com will be going strong so don’t be a stranger! Take the time to surf some of the hundreds of streaming Las Vegas videos or thousands of Las Vegas photos we have online for you.

Scroll down for the Wynn Las Vegas photos and the rest of this issue!



Wynn Las Vegas Photos: Part Two – We now have over 50 new photos of Wynn Las Vegas online taken by Photographer Tom. These in addition to the photos sent in by reader Rick Bobst give us (what we believe is) more photos of Wynn Las Vegas than you’ll find on any other travel website! Click to Wynn Las Vegas photos and don’t forget: Below each photo is a Send As A Postcard link. Send as many as you want to show your friends!

Shop Our Logo Store – Just for being a great guy and sending us some of the first Wynn Las Vegas photos that were made available to the public anywhere, we’re giving reader Rick Bobst his choice of any item in our AccessVegas.com Logo Shop. If you are getting ready for your next trip, or just want something that tells everyone “I Know Las Vegas,” stop by our AccessVegas.com Logo Shop and grab a couple of treats for yourself or that special someone.

Free CD With Ticket Purchase – Our friend Larry G. Jones – Man Of 1002 Voices is offering a free CD with purchase of two tickets online. Click over to Larry G. Jones – Man Of 1002 Voices for details.

July 4’th Fireworks On The StripImportant notice … if you crane your neck on The Strip on July 4’th, you’ll be a day late and a dollar short. OK, hopefully you’ll be a few thousand dollars ahead for the visit but you won’t see any fireworks. The Stratosphere Tower is shooting them off … on July 3’rd.

So we suggest heading up to check out Wynn Las Vegas and then continuing to make your way north around dusk. Because The Strip has a bend in it, you won’t be able to see them south of Treasure Island. Fireworks usually go off around 9 PM when it’s completely dark but that can vary (wind at the top of the Tower delay). Grab a beverage and get yourself out on The Strip, soak up Vegas, and wait for the bangs!

Cook E. Jarr and The Twin Keys – One of our favorite things to do is to hit Harrah’s on a Tuesday or Wednesday because we get to see two of the best lounge/party acts in town, playing steps from each other at Harrah’s!

Twin Keys are Kimberley & Tamara Pinegar. These identical twins take the stage just inside from the Carnival Court Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 PM to 2 AM. They have you laughing, singing along and dancing in no time. Keeping tradition of the dueling pianos genre, the show is an all-request, sing-along that incorporates audience participation and comedy. Twin Keys plays requests that range from the Andrews Sisters to Aerosmith and AC/DC! Check out their streaming video (not from Harrahs but you get the idea).

Cook E. Jarr is the ultimate showman. He’s the entertainers’ entertainer and he’s at Harrah’s on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Cook E. Jarr has been voted Number One lounge performer more times than any other performer in the history of Las Vegas. He is well known for attracting big-name celebrities to his phenomenal performances. Cook E. Jarr, King of America’s Lounges is performing at upstairs at Harrah’s Carnival Court on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 11:00 PM. For more information and to hear streaming sound clips of his live show, visit our Cook E. Jarr – Las Vegas Legend page.

Chef Live … From Las Vegas – Over time, we’ve talked about this exciting new concept in streaming video and our friends at Chef Live are on a roll! Their Board of Directors is a literal who’s who of famous Las Vegas Chefs, they have already launched their first show locally, and things are going national and international soon. We’ve been involved with the development of Chef Live for almost five years and are thrilled to see it come together!

Take a Taste of Chef Live with the following links:

Gambling Talk: You Can Bet On It – Best Games To Win At: Table Games and Slots – with Victor H. Royer. is the last of our four part audio series. In this segment, Victor gives some tips and suggestions for the best games to win at, and how to play informed and maximize the ability to win! This week, click to learn all about Best Games To Win At: Table Games and Slots.

Listen to all four parts of this free series:

Give Us A Piece Of Your Mind – While we go on hiatus for a month, what a perfect time to help shape our future content! We’ve set up a special phone number for you to leave rants, raves, comments, and suggestions about both Las Vegas and this newsletter.

We know that emailing them can be scary. Will we read them? (Yes). What if you are critical … what will we write back? (Usually “thanks for the feedback”). Now you can be as anonymous as you want to be without having to take the time to compose a note! Simply call our message feedback line at:

702-507-0055 (U.S.)

Feel free to leave your name and city if you want, but either way tell us what you want to see more of, what we should add or do, what other travel sites and newsletters do that we should do, you name it. Other sites might not be listening, but we are!

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!

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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].

New to the list? See our Newsletter Archives for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

All contents copyright 2005 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

June 8, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 28, 2005

In This Issue: Anthony Cools – The Uncensored Hypnotist, Matt Dusk, Rainbow Bar and Grill Las Vegas, Sin City Club Extravaganza, Windows Casino Free Cash Festival, Complimentary Vegas Vacation, 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.

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

Note: Mr. Newkirk is recovering from illness. His return will be soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the stories, photos, and news links compiled by our staff!

Windows Casino Memorial Day Free Cash Festival – Get in on this one before the holiday weekend is over. Details later in the newsletter.


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Anthony Cools – The Uncensored Hypnotist

Reviewed May 7, 2005
By Amy Rayner-Cooley

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be hypnotized? How about in front of a couple hundred people whom you then proceed to entertain for the next hour or so with the “suggestions” given by the hilariously funny Anthony Cools – The Uncensored Hypnotist? Let’s just say I’m glad that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

Anthony Cools The Uncensored Hypnotist Paris Las VegasMy friends and I went to see Cools perform at Paris Las Vegas for “Girls Night Out” and we could not have asked for a better show to see. It was so funny and my friends laughed so hysterically, they cried. I wasn’t quite as privy to this hilarity at the time, because I was elected in my group to be one of the volunteers and was therefore part of the entertainment.

The show started off with a disclaimer announcing all of the four (and more) letter words that would be used during the show, and to get out if you didn’t like to hear them. Anthony Cools isn’t known as The Uncensored Hypnotist for nothing. Cools’ raw, razor-sharp adult comedy will leave you laughing the rest of the night. Click to read the complete review …

Matt Dusk – Is back in town, hotter than ever with an extended run at the Golden Nugget. The reality show The Casino on Fox didn’t fare to well in the ratings, but it brought Mr. Dusk to the attention of the public. He was interviewed this last week on Vegas Talk Internet Radio Show (you can click and listen to the archived show) and check out streaming audio and video of him at MattDusk.com

Wynn Las Vegas Photos: Part Two – 50+ never seen before photos coming next issue. Stay tuned!

Rainbow Bar and Grill Las VegasRainbow Bar and Grill Las Vegas – Opening June 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel. The opening for this weekend was pushed back in order for the “If we are going to do this, we are going to do it right,” said co-owner Jerry Greenberg. “We want to make sure that when we hit Las Vegas, we bring with us the look, feel and all-around atmosphere that comes with the history of what the Rainbow Bar & Grill truly is. Everything needs to be in place and perfect so that our customers will be able to enjoy every aspect of the building, from the fireplace lounge to the outdoor patio.”

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May 28, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 25, 2005

In This Issue: $1.1 Million Wheel of Fortune Jackpot, Wynn Backlash, Las Vegas Meal Deals, Playboy Store Opens, America’s Sexiest Pool Party, Peter Max Gallery Appearance, more ….
Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

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

Note: Mr. Newkirk is recovering from illness. His return is projected for June. In the meantime, please enjoy the stories, photos, and news links compiled by our staff!


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California Woman Hits Wheel of Fortune Jackpot for $1.1 Million At Sam’s Town – Betty Cagle of Pioneer, Calif., didn’t need to buy a vowel to spell J-A-C-K-P-O-T. Cagle, 66, had been sitting at the 25-cent Wheel of Fortune machine at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall for five minutes when she hit a progressive jackpot for $1.1 million on Monday night. Cagle had played just $20 when she hit the jackpot. She said her plans are to pay off her house and take a long-dreamed-of trip to Alaska.

Hot New Concerts – We’ve added a ton of concerts to the concert listings. See who is playing during your stay, or look for an excuse to book at trip! Check the sidebar for concert and headliner listings.

Wynn Backlash? – Possibly the biggest media rumble in the modern megaresort era have been quick to point out the problems with Wynn Las Vegas and the Le Reve show. Mr. Wynn had to really stick his neck out on this one to get the enormous financing needed, and people love to cut down what stands tallest. Resorts take 30-90 days to “shake down” after opening. Will things improve? We’ve collected stories from the press so you can decide for yourself.

Wynn Las Vegas Photos: Part Two – Photographer Tom took 50+ great photos of the new resort. We’ll run them in one week. Stay tuned!

Las Vegas Meal Deals – Back by popular demand for the first time in over a year: Our world famous listing of all the great meal and drink specials in Las Vegas! Click to our Las Vegas Cheap Food Deals and Specials page.

Playboy Opens First U.S. Based Boutique At Forum Shops – Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has opened its first freestanding Playboy Concept Boutique in the United States at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. The 2,000 square-foot upscale shopping destination offers a collection of Playboy apparel, accessories and lingerie.

The Las Vegas location also will offer one-of-a-kind Playboy memorabilia items, select artwork, and vintage product from Playboy’s vast archives. The Las Vegas store will be used as a template for Playboy’s future stores, as well as retail concessions and lingerie areas. Other design details that enable shoppers to immerse themselves in the Playboy lifestyle include a plasma-screen video wall featuring archival and contemporary footage and a customized pebble cash-point countertop inspired by rocks from the famed Playboy Mansion Grotto.

Evoking the sexiness of the Playboy brand a stand-alone lingerie area sells Playboy’s playful “Pink Label” and will house Playboy’s sophisticated “White Label” lingerie collections, showcased on the mirrored tile walls and complimented with satin quilted upper walls, mixing glam with softness. The memorabilia area of the boutique offers one-of-a-kind artifacts for sale from Playboy archives and Hugh Hefner’s personal memorabilia collection, including his pipe and slippers, vintage Bunny Costumes, and paintings and sketches from Alberto Vargas and LeRoy Neiman, respectively all showcased in museum-style cases.

Click To View: Photos from Playboy Store Grand Opening

Nirvana: America’s Sexiest Pool Party – at Green Valley Ranch this Sunday May 29! Hosted by Lizzie Grubman and the MTV Power Girls. Noon to 10 PM featuring Bad Boy Bill, DJ Rap, Steve Smooth, Ivano Bellini, Richie Malone, DJ Dakota, and Miss Joy Nirvana. Click for Info: America’s Sexiest Pool Party

Meet Famed Artist Peter Max at the Peter Max Gallery May 28 & 29 – Artist Peter Max will visit The Art of Peter Max Gallery at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Fans will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Max as he personally dedicates his paintings for collectors on Saturday, May 28 from 7-10 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 from 1-4 p.m.

Since the late 1960s, Peter Max’s work has been an artistic symbol of American pop culture. His images form a scrapbook illustrating 40 years of Americana. Max’s imagination and vision can be found on a variety of canvases, including the Berlin Wall and a Boeing 777 jumbo jet, currently in use by Continental Airlines.

Max has been designated Official Artist of numerous international events, including six Grammy Award broadcasts, three World Fairs and six Super Bowls. The Art of Peter Max Gallery’s collection of original paintings, available for acquisition, range in price from $1,200 to an eight foot tall “Liberty” for $150,000.

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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].

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May 25, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 14, 2005

In This Issue: Wynn Las Vegas Photos: Part One, Happy Birthday Las Vegas, New Poker Rooms, News, Deals, and Events, more ….
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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Note: Mr. Newkirk is recovering from illness. His return is projected for June. In the meantime, please enjoy the stories, photos, and news links complied by our staff!

Happy Birthday Las Vegas! – Las Vegas officially turns 100 this weekend. Some local’s events including the re-birth of Helldorado Days took place over the weekend. However, never one to miss a promotional opportunity, the big tourism related festivities, concerts, fireworks, and celebration are scheduled the week of July 4. We’ll have details soon.


Wynn Las Vegas Photos: Part One – We want to thank newsletter subscriber Rick Bobst for sharing photos of Wynn Las Vegas! Enjoy them and hang tight: Now that the media photo embargo is over (Steve Wynn gave Vanity Fair a two week exclusive), our staff photographer Tom Moore has visited Wynn and returned even more great photos. We’ll have them for you soon. Click to enjoy Pictures of Wynn Las Vegas!

Share Your Photos – We know how much you love Las Vegas, and enjoy taking pictures to remember your trip by.

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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].

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May 14, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 11, 2005

In This Issue: Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil, Readers Rants and Raves, Wynn Photos Coming, Winning At Craps, Dining Discounts Book, New Crazy Girl, Britney At La Cage, Matt Dusk Returns, more …
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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:Note: Mr. Newkirk is recovering from illness. His return is projected for June. In the meantime, please enjoy the stories, photos, and news links complied by our staff!


We are reprinting Ted Newkirk’s review of Mystere this week. In light of all the hoopla surrounding Le Reve (the new Franco Dragone show at Wynn Las Vegas), a look back at Mystere is particularly timely. Franco Dragone created the Cirque du Soleil shows Mystere and “O” for (then) Steve Wynn resorts Treasure Island and Bellagio. Dragone went on to create his own company … which brought him back to Las Vegas where he created Celine Dion – A New Day and now Le Reve.Special Bonus: Click and listen to Kunya Sobe (32k streaming sample) from the CD Mystere: Live In Las Vegas while you read this. You’ll feel like you are there!

Mystere Live In Las Vegas by Cirque du SoleilMystere by Cirque du Soleil – It was December, 1993. Treasure Island Las Vegas. A city still best known for cheap buffets and cheap rooms. No Mandalay Bay, no Bellagio, no Venetian, no Paris Las Vegas. Cirque du Soleil was popular in art and theatre circles but few in regular walks of life were familiar with the French Canadian company and their unique brand of human-based circus theatre. Boy, did that all change!

Over a decade later, Mystere is still one of the hottest shows on the Las Vegas Strip and with great reason. This troupe of highly skilled athletic actors combine drama, rhythmic music, and fantastic feats that defy gravity.

The “Aerial Cube” features Paul Bowler suspended high above, spinning in a glistening steel cube at amazing heights. In the “Chinese Poles,” highly costumed performers use amazing muscular strength and control to mimic what may be insects on stalks of grass or wheat. They cling to, climb, and spring between the poles in superhuman fashion using only their own power and balance.

Marco and Paul Larador (brothers from Portugal) perform “Hand To Hand.” This strength and balancing act done on a rotating dome must be seen to be believed. But just when you feel you can’t be more amazed, “Bungee” takes center stage. Six performers suspended high above spring deep from trapezes in an amazing choreographed routine.

Other segments include the traditional circus act “Korean Plank” performed in a new and more complex way, the “Aerial High Bar” (a gymnastics inspired swinging high bar routine), and the “Trampoline and Fast Track” where a huge winged trampoline set let’s performers fly sideways between upright trampolines.

Mystere by Cirque du SoleilSo save some cash and catch Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey next time they hit your town, right? WRONG. The circus style acts are performed in a custom theatre with amazing costume, masks, color, and original live music that pulls at every sense and emotion. These acts just help paint part of a bigger canvas.

We are escorted through the show by a nontraditional clown. His disdain for the hoopla and childlike mischief (set off by the appearance of being an aged character) provide both comic relief and provoking thought. Babies (actors playing them) take us to the innocence and simplicity and hope for a bright tomorrow. Mysterious creatures remind us of childhood dreams, fantasies, and bedtime stories.

Mystere has earned worldwide respect and will leave you with lasting memories. This show was continually voted the best in Las Vegas until sister show “0” opened at Bellagio. Even then, it is still a top show and a highlight of a Las Vegas trip. If you have yet to experience a Franco Dragone production, start with Mystere.

Readers Rants and Raves – We have the best, most informed readers in the world. Enjoy hearing what they have to say, help answer a question or just chime in with your opinions or tell us about your trip on our message boards!

Wynn Las Vegas Photos – Coming Next Issue! We’ve already had some great photos coming in from readers and we thank everyone. If you’ve visited Wynn Las Vegas (or are going to in the next few weeks), send in a pile of photos and we’ll share them with everybody! Email to [email protected] and if you have a video, email us and we’ll tell you how to get us a copy. Legal note: Submission does grant publishing in this newsletter and on AccessVegas.com (so we can share it with everyone), but grants us no further rights or uses.

Gambling Talk: You Can Bet On it Craps Overview – with Victor H. Royer. is the third of a four part audio series. In this segment, Victor gives some tips and suggestions about learning the game of craps, simple bets that don’t intimidate, and how to play informed and maximize the ability to win! This week, click to learn all about Craps Overview.

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See the Grand Canyon in a Jet Helicopter! For years Maverick Helicopters has been providing a true VIP Helicopter experience of the Grand Canyon. We do things a little different than any other helicopter Company. We give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas Strip tours plus Helicopter Weddings also available!

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].New to the list? See our Newsletter Archives for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

All contents copyright 2005 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

May 11, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 7, 2005

In This Issue: Elvis Team Vegas In The Morning Song, Elvis Movie on CBS, Free CD On Mother’s Day, Vegas Chips Trivia, Tony Bennet, David Copperfield, Free Jazz Concerts, 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.

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

Note: Mr. Newkirk is recovering from illness. His return is projected for June. In the meantime, please enjoy the stories, photos, and news links complied by our staff!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to everyone! We are going to keep this issue fun and light, a little bit of Elvis, and plenty of news and info links to keep you informed and updated.

Not reading this until Monday at work? The newsletter came out on Saturday! We run our own list in-house on our own machines (keeps it safe, we don’t sell or rent it) so feel free to subscribe your home email as well. Won’t raise our costs and we want you to be able to read this no matter where you are Click over to our newsletter site and subscribe a secondary email address today!

Photographers Needed – AccessVegas.com is looking for photographers to send on occasional freelance paid assignments. A resume is not necessary. The ability to take good shots with a digital camera is. Send info and a sample of your work to [email protected]. Your photos must be of the general good quality found in our photo gallery.


Moms get a FREE Show and CD on Mothers Day

Larry G. Jones – The Man of 1002 Voices’ way of saying: “Thanks Moms! You are Awesome!” One Free CD for ALL Mothers who bring the online coupon (see link below) to Larry G. Jones – The Man of 1002 Voices show at the Plaza Hotel Casino on Mothers Day 2005. Choose from Larry’s 7 different CD’s!

If you like oldies music, you’ll love this show. Singing Impressionist-Comedian Larry G. Jones entertains you with the voices of your favorite singers from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. 4 Octaves of ‘dead-on’ voices ranging from Sinatra to Cher to 4 Temptations and 7 Presidents. Great music, song parodies, physical comedy, and audience interaction make this show a one of a kind must see.

CLICK to print coupon and make reservations. All Moms will Thank You!


Vegas Chips Trivia – No, we aren’t talking about casino chips here. Vegas chips are the kettle style potato chips found in grocery and convenience stores all over Las Vegas. And the fun thing is that they have a bunch of interesting Las Vegas trivia on the back of the bag to read while you munch. From a recent bag:

  • The beam of light atop the Luxor hotel is the most powerful in the world
  • Las Vegas has an average of 310 sunny days annually
  • The Stratosphere Tower Is The Tallest Free Standing Structure In The Western U.S. At 1146 Feet High
  • The Town Of Las Vegas Was Established In 1905
  • On The Average, There Are 230 Marriage Licenses Issued Per Day In Las Vegas
  • Seventeen Of The Top Twenty Hotels In The World Are Located In Las Vegas
  • The First Major Resort Built On The Las Vegas Strip Was The El Rancho In 1947
  • The Riviera Was The First High-Rise On The Las Vegas Strip
  • In A Standard Deck Of Playing Cards, The King Of Hearts Is The Only King Without A Moustache
  • There Is One Operating Slot Machine In Las Vegas For Every Eight Residents
  • In 1899, The First Slot Machine Was Invented By Charles Fey. It Was Called The Liberty Bell

For a taste of Vegas at home, Vegas Chips can be ordered online at http://www.vegaschips.biz

Vegas In The Morning – Elvis’ Music Is Back! – The next chapter of the life of Elvis in music has begun. Fate has recently summoned literally the entire Elvis Presley “Hit Making Team” back to the recording studio to continue the King’s music legacy. American singing sensation John Krondes and The Jordanaires have joined forces with the Presley “Hit Makers” in a monumental music project that has left music fans worldwide shocked and stunned. Edward Lozzi of Edward Lozzi Associates Public Relations in Hollywood, CA has called it a “Historic Moment”, one of the greatest Hollywood stories seen in years.

As Elvis had said in song, “Miracles I Guess Still Happen Now And Then.” This fans is our miracle. For the first time since the King’s death in 1977, the Presley “Hit Makers” have now answered fates call to return to the studio. The Elvis Presley “Hit Making Machine” is back in place with John Krondes and The Jordanaires in the recording studios of New York, Nashville, Las Vegas and Los Angeles creating “Original” new music with some of Elvis’ original composers for what music experts are now calling the beginning of a new Era in Music.

Vegas In The Morning puts even more of Elvis’ Hit Making Team together. The Sweet Inspirations join John and the Jordanaires on this rockin’ party song. (That’s the Jordanaires’ timeless bass, Ray Walker, belting out those bottom vocals.) Vegas In The Morning was written as a salute to Las Vegas’ 100th birthday by John and his long-time co-writer, Paul Evans.

Elvis Movie On CBS (U.S) This Coming Week – ELVIS, a new four-hour movie event, will be broadcast as the “CBS Sunday Movie” Sunday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The fact-based drama is about the life of Elvis Presley, one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived. With the full cooperation and participation of the Elvis Presley Estate, his electrifying yet tumultuous story — from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame — will be told. Presley’s master recordings will be heard in a biographical film for the first time.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Bend It Like Beckham”) stars as Elvis Presley, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) stars as Gladys Presley, Golden Globe Award-winner Randy Quaid (“LBJ: The Early Years”) stars as “Colonel” Tom Parker, Rose McGowan (“Charmed”) stars as Ann-Margret, Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) stars as Vernon Presley and Antonia Bernath (“Living Neon Dreams”) stars as Priscilla Beaulieu Presley.

Link To Us! – Have a home page, web page, or blog? Link to us, and give yourself and your friends a quick link to find us from your site. Simply link to http://www.accessvegas.com and name the link Access Vegas!

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See the Grand Canyon in a Jet Helicopter! For years Maverick Helicopters has been providing a true VIP Helicopter experience of the Grand Canyon. We do things a little different than any other helicopter Company. We give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas Strip tours plus Helicopter Weddings also available!

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

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May 7, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 4, 2005

In This Issue: More Wynn Las Vegas News, Hot New Concerts and Headliners, Free CD For Mother’s Day, Streaming Vegas Music Radio, La Cage Superfan, Rat Pack Is Back, Lake Mead Cruise, 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.


AccessVegas.com Quick Info Menu:

Free Photos, Wallpaper, and Streaming Videos
Free Online Games!

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

Note: Mr. Newkirk is recovering from illness. His return is projected for June. In the meantime, please enjoy the stories, photos, and news links complied by our staff!

Photographers Needed – AccessVegas.com is looking for photographers to send on occasional freelance paid assignments. A resume is not necessary. The ability to take good shots with a digital camera is. Send info and a sample of your work to [email protected]. Your photos must be of the general good quality found in our photo gallery.


Moms get a FREE Show and CD on Mothers Day

Larry G. Jones – The Man of 1002 Voices’ way of saying: “Thanks Moms! You are Awesome!” One Free CD for ALL Mothers who bring the online coupon (see link below) to Larry G. Jones – The Man of 1002 Voices show at the Plaza Hotel Casino on Mothers Day 2005. Choose from Larry’s 7 different CD’s!

If you like oldies music, you’ll love this show. Singing Impressionist-Comedian Larry G. Jones entertains you with the voices of your favorite singers from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. 4 Octaves of ‘dead-on’ voices ranging from Sinatra to Cher to 4 Temptations and 7 Presidents. Great music, song parodies, physical comedy, and audience interaction make this show a one of a kind must see.

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More Wynn Las Vegas – The news just keeps piling in about the opening of this spectacular new resort!

Wynn-ing Photos? – As you read in that last story (in the links above), we in the media aren’t supposed to be taking photos inside Wynn Las Vegas yet. And while we’d love to do it anyway, we pride ourselves on good working relationships with all the resorts. This allows us to give you the kind of coverage we do here. They know we’ll tell it like it is, but we aren’t going to go out of our way to thumb our nose at them.

But … the media prohibition didn’t say anything about the rest of you with your digital cameras and cell phone cameras and video cameras and everything else! So … if you’ve visited Wynn Las Vegas (or are going to in the next few weeks), send in a pile of photos and we’ll share them with everybody! Email to [email protected] and if you have a video, email us and we’ll tell you how to get us a copy.

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Hot New Headliners and Concerts Added – Look to your right and check out all the great added events coming to Las Vegas! Why see your favorite concert or a great headliner here in Las Vegas? Let’s compare:

Seeing a concert at home: Get off work, fight traffic home, barely have time to eat, running late, get to the arena and pay huge piles of cash for parking, and get inside after missing the first 15 minutes of the show. Then … fighting traffic out of the lot, getting home all fired up, but too late, no sleep, the alarm goes off the next morning for work and life sucks.

Seeing a concert in Las Vegas: Sleep in and spend the day gambling, golfing, shopping or just catching rays at the pool. Maybe a cat nap then a fantastic meal. A quick walk, monorail, or cab ride to the venue (free parking at casinos if you are driving) and a couple of cocktails and plenty of time to get seated before the show. Then … after the show you and thousands of others are in a great mood and the night has just begun! Hit The Strip or a nightclub, try your luck in the casino or back to the room for romance … with no alarm to set.

So what are you waiting for? Check out all the great listings to your right or click direct to our Las Vegas Entertainment listings.

Vegas Smooth Jazz Now Streaming – Our favorite Las Vegas smooth jazz station “The Oasis” 105.7 FM is now streaming live online. If the workday is getting long, or you just need a fix of Vegas wherever in the world you are, tune them in at 105.7 The Oasis. Once on their site: If using a pop-up blocker, hold down your CTRL key when you go to open their streaming feed. For a list of all Las Vegas radio and TV stations (including the ones that stream), go to our Las Vegas Radio and TV Stations page.

la-cage-1-fan.jpg (17914 bytes)Fran Cummings, 83, Is No Newcomer To An Evening At La Cage – Floridian’s April 13th visit at Riviera was 479th time she’s taken in her favorite show

You might say Fran Cummings is “An Evening at La Cage’s” No. 1 fan since she’s been attending the show 479 times over the past 20 years and if she gets her way she will make it to see the show for the 500th time.

The Pensacola, Florida native loves Las Vegas describing her area as “swampy with lots of old people.” She said, “I am only 83 and banking on making it to ‘La Cage’ another 21 times to see the show for the 500th time. I was their first groupie when I was only 63. My hairdresser sent me to se ‘La Cage’ in 1985 and said to say hello to Larry Edwards who played Tina Turner.”

She said, “I took my husband John Cummings for our 61st wedding anniversary. He likes the show and says there’s lots of talent compared to some Las Vegas shows. I brought my 75-year-old friend along and she loved ‘La Cage.’ The more you see ‘La Cage’ the more you like it. We became friends with the entire cast over the years.”

Fran said, “Times have changed. When it opened in 1985 there was three shows a night and for $9.95 you could get a steak dinner at Kady’s and two drinks. I was there opening night. The show is so packed they should do two shows a night. The show is better than it’s ever been.”

The current cast is Jimmy Emerson as Tammy Spraynette and Madonna’s Older Sister Brent Allen as Bette Midler and Judy Garland, Sammy Gonzales as Liza Minnelli, Kenneth Blake as Madonna and Dolly Parton, Steven Wayne as Cher and Celine Dion, Chris Woods as Diana Ross and Whitney Houston, Jonathan Kay as Jennifer Lopez, Derrick Berry as Brittney Spears, Ryan Zink as Reba McEntire and Lane Lassiter as Michael Jackson.

Don’t miss “An Evening at La Cage” starring Frank Marino as Joan Rivers at 7:30 p.m. except Tuesday.

VegasTalk Radio Show: New Show Each Week – The only Internet Radio Variety Show from Las Vegas, about Las Vegas! The weekly variety and entertainment show is archived online at the VegasTalk Radio website. If you are visiting soon, or you just love Las Vegas, listen to the archives available 24/7.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – April 29, 2005

In This Issue: Wynn Las Vegas Opens, Free Show Tickets, Speakeasy Cabaret, Crazy Girls, Show Notes, Gambling Talk Blackjack Overview, more …
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Wynn Las Vegas Opens – The most anticipated casino opening in the history of Las Vegas took place this week!

Wynn-ing On A Budget – Even regular Vegas visitors might not have ventured north of The Venetian in years. Older resort properties were bypassed to see all the new South Strip resorts built during the past decade.

However … The opening of Wynn Las Vegas squarely moves the focus of “hot” back to the north. If you want to stay close to Wynn Las Vegas but you aren’t on a Steve Wynn budget, refresh yourselves with these established favorites. The following lodging choices are all within a comfortable walk of the new Wynn resort:

Attention Monorail Riders: You can see Wynn Las Vegas from the monorail, but no stop is close. Get off at Harrah’s and enjoy the walk past The Venetian.

Show NotesAnthony Cools The Uncensored Hypnotist has resurfaced at Paris Las Vegas, new dates are on sale for Barry Manilow (who is drawing great reviews), Forever Plaid is well worth the quick trip over to the Gold Coast (next to The Rio), and Hawaii’s Society of Seven is thriving with the addition of Lani Misalucha.

If you miss 80’s and 90’s rock/metal the trashy styles on sexy women, Erocktica is drawing one of the wildest crowds in town at The Rio. (Word is that the women in the crowd often get more wild than the women on stage)! On another adult note, Bite is the new erotic and sensual topless show at The Stratosphere.

Cousin Vinnie and the Ba-Da-Bing gang are inviting you to an evening that roars only with good fund, good music and an atmosphere that recaptures an era at the new Speakeasy Cabaret at Ba-Da-Bing at the legendary Stardust. And true to form, the gang’s all here. Cousin Vinnie and the flapper’s, dolls, goombas and gangsters.

Hey, what’s it a little ba-da-bang-bang between friends? We’re shootin’ from the “hip” and believe it when we tell you that this is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. You can dance to the sounds of Karin Denise and the Sin City Boyz Show Band, enjoy easy conversation with friends, meet cousin Vinnie and the Ba-Da-Bing gang, and enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two (no Prohibition here!). Cousin Vinnie says: “Be dere or else!” Click for Speakeasy Cabaret at Ba-da-Bing info.

Show NotesAnthony Cools The Uncensored Hypnotist has resurfaced at Paris Las Vegas, new dates are on sale for Barry Manilow (who is drawing great reviews), Forever Plaid is well worth the quick trip over to the Gold Coast (next to The Rio), and Hawaii’s Society of Seven (pictured) is thriving with the addition of Lani Misalucha.

If you miss 80’s and 90’s rock/metal and the trashy styles on sexy women, Erocktica is drawing one of the wildest crowds in town at The Rio. Word is that the women in the crowd sometimes get more wild than the women on stage! On another adult note, Bite is the new erotic and sensual topless show at The Stratosphere.

Crazy Girls Showgirl Controversy Puts Riviera On The Map – After 18 years it’s a household name: Makes history as “LV’s Sexiest Topless Revue”

Norbert Aleman, creator and producer of “Crazy Girls,” said, “‘Crazy Girls’ and ‘La Cage’ are the backbone of the Riviera’s entertainment. I began at the Riviera with a 12-week engagement and here we are 18-20 years later. I was told that we would never survive and we faced controversies with the National Organization of Women, Las Vegas City Hall and a powerful state senator and we survived it all. Public opinion was very supportive and we are still here. During the early to mid-’90s ‘Crazy Girls’ was the only show of its type and now there are nine copies of the show in Las Vegas.”

Norbert continued, “When the show began in 1987 we had a predominately male audience and bachelor parties and now it’s Middle America with half couples some women and some men in small groups. That’s how the mores of America are changing. The show has gained wide acceptance. Now the taboo is the (gentleman’s) clubs while the ‘Crazy Girls’ appeals to most adults.”

It all began at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. At 18 years, “Crazy Girls” is the longest running topless cabaret in the history of Las Vegas!

Gambling Talk: You Can Bet On it Blackjack Overview – with Victor H. Royer. is the second of a four part audio series. In this segment, Victor how people used to beat the game, the new rules and methods, which blackjack games/rules don’t rip you off, and how to play informed and maximize the ability to win! This week, click to learn all about Blackjack Overview.

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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.

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Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

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