Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 21, 2007

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

Hello From Las Vegas! I’m still getting used to the end of Daylight Savings Time. The sunsets are amazing, but the sun is setting about 5 PM this time of year. This week, we are also dealing with the sudden end of “summer” weather. Long time Las Vegas residents will tell you that we always seem to have one definitive time in the fall and another in the spring where the temperature makes a sudden shift. This week started with highs near 80 and will end with highs near 60. Every spring, we seem to jump from the mid-60’s to the low 80’s over the course of just a few days in April (all temperatures Fahrenheit).

This is a special photo issue! Usually we post many of the great photos that readers send in, so this week it is our turn. We had Mark Jacobs out shooting photos of the aftermath of The Frontier implosion, over to The Bellagio for their Botanical Gardens Thanksgiving Display, and then to the new Planet Hollywood for the pre-opening of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone bikini bash! (Yes, he really gets paid to do this and no, we don’t have another similar position open right now). Links to all those great photo sets are later in the newsletter.

The L.A. Times did a solid, accurate update on how things are going with the Nevada smoking ban. The bottom line is that enforcement has been all but given up on. Bars have found creative ways around it, and a judge has ruled that violating the ban is only a civil matter. IE, the police aren’t going to do anything about it. This leaves a health department staff without the manpower to enforce the law responsible for trying to catch and deal with violators. The fine if you are caught? $100. The number of people fined to date? 0.

Because this story has generated so much reader feedback over the past year, we’ll continue to follow it. Those interested in the details can read the article Las Vegas bars working around Nevada smoking ban.

As this issue goes out, it is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States and we hope all celebrating have an enjoyable time with family or friends. This would be a great time to tell everyone you know about this newsletter. If you are checking your email at someone else’s place or have a group of people over at yours, gather a few around and share some of the Bellagio Thanksgiving Season photos we feature later in the newsletter. If they are Las Vegas visitors (or just thinking about visiting), click on over to our newsletter website and get them signed up.

Enjoy This Issue!

Associate Editor: Amy Rayner-Cooley
News Researcher/Editor: Mark Jacobs


Ring In 2008 With The Biggest Concert In Vegas – Kanye West Live At The Pearl At The Palms – Following an amazing performance in the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West returns to the Palms Casino Resort to perform live on New Year’s Eve inside the Pearl Concert Theater. (Tickets) The evening with Mr. West will begin at 10:45 p.m. There is no doubt that Kanye West is one of most influential artists in hip-hop today. Click to Read The Full Story …

Dancing With The Stars Tour Performs At The Orleans Arena – Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s #1 rated unscripted show, is hitting the road this winter and bringing its most popular team of stars and professional dancers to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets) The third Dancing with the Stars tour will feature a cast of the show’s most popular competitors, combining established favorites from previous tours with newcomers from the show’s current season. Las Vegas audiences will be treated to an exciting new line-up of stars including season two winner and special guest star Drew Lachey with Cheryl Burke, Sabrina Bryan with Mark Ballas… Click to Read The Full Story …

Strip House Boasts The Sexiest Uniform In Fine Dining Thanks To World-Renowned Designer Kiki de Montparnasse – Strip House, along with luxury lingerie designer Kiki de Montparnasse, heats up the Las Vegas Strip with Studio Manasse-inspired cocktail dress uniforms. Strip House’s coy but classic cocktail mini-dress, designed by Kiki de Montparnasse, is perfectly executed in a soft, black, fine rib jersey. A high elegant front harmonizes a dangerously low back to reveal a signature satin lace-up corselette bra embellished with tulle lace. Complete with flutter sleeves, Kiki de Montparnasse’s style reflects the sexy sophisticated atmosphere of Strip House. Click to Read The Full Story …

Bellagio, Picasso And Le Cirque Receive 2008 AAA Five Diamond Award – Bellagio Continues To Shine As Only Hotel In The Country Featuring Two Five Diamond Restaurants – For the seventh consecutive year, Bellagio received AAA’s prestigious Five Diamond Award as did Julian Serrano’s renowned restaurant, Picasso. Additionally, Le Cirque received the distinction for the fifth consecutive year, making Bellagio once again the only hotel in the United States to be home to two AAA Five Diamond restaurants. Click to Read The Full Story …

J.R. Johns’ Presents ‘Dog Gone Silly’ At Harmon Theater In Krave – ‘America’s Funniest Dog Show’ Comes To Las Vegas As The Newest Afternoon Show – “Dog Gone Silly” is… Doggone funny! Reno favorite J.R. Johns and 14 of his best friends romp their way on to The Strip and into the audience’s hearts in the Harmon Theater at 3 p.m. daily. (Tickets) This general audience offering is unlike that of any other as veteran physical comedian/dog trainer takes you on a four-part journey through what some press have called a living cartoon. J.R. plays straight man to a constant barrage of pranks perpetrated on him by his canine co-stars. Click to Read The Full Story …

It’s “Cuchi-Cuchi” Time As Charo Brings Her Celebrated Variety Show To The Rampart Casino On November 25 – International superstar Charo visits the Rampart Casino for a one-night engagement on Sunday, November 25. Recognized the world over for her witty humor, loveable accent and mastery of the flamenco guitar, this truly multi-talented icon brings a smile to people’s faces with the mere mention of her name. Her trademark statement, “cuchi-cuchi,” has become the international term for fun and excitement. The performance will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the adjoining JW Marriott starting at 4:00 pm with doors opening at 3:00 pm. Click to Read The Full Story …

Wolfgang Puck Continues To Revolutionize The Fine Dining Scene In Las Vegas – Master Chef To Open Award-Winning Steakhouse CUT – Master chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is bringing his critically acclaimed, award-winning restaurant CUT to Las Vegas. The Beverly Hills, super-chic steakhouse will open at The Palazzo late December. CUT will mark the sixth fine dining restaurant from the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group in Las Vegas, recognized as a leader in revolutionizing the dining landscape of the city. Click to Read The Full Story …

The M Resort, Spa And Casino Unveils Plans For New Local Las Vegas Resort Destination – M Resort, Spa And Casino To Re-establish Las Vegas Hospitality With Next Generation Of Architectural Design, Service Ane Amenities – M Resort Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Anthony A. Marnell, III, unveiled the 12′ x 16′ M Resort, Spa and Casino model and announced details of the project during yesterday’s press conference. M Resort, Spa and Casino will be located on approximately 80 acres of land at the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Click to Read The Full Story …

Michelin Announces First Ever Ratings For Las Vegas:

ONE STAR (by neighborhood)
ESTABLISHMENT NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL
Alize West of the Strip Palms
Andre’s (downtown) Downtown None
Aureole The Strip Mandalay Bay
Bradley Ogden The Strip Caesar’s Palace
Daniel Boulud Brasserie The Strip Wynn
LÆAtelier de JoÙl Robuchon The Strip MGM Grand
Le Cirque The Strip Bellagio
Mesa Grill The Strip Caesar’s Palace
Michael Mina The Strip Bellagio
Mix The Strip Mandalay Bay
Nobu East of the Strip Hard Rock
Wing Lei The Strip Wynn
TWO STARS (by neighborhood)
Alex The Strip Wynn
Guy Savoy The Strip Caesar’s Palace
Picasso The Strip Bellagio
THREE STARS (by neighborhood)
Joel Robuchon The Strip MGM Grand


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Usually we post great reader photos and comments in this area. This week, we give you these great photo sets we’ve taken the past week for you and your friends to enjoy online!

Click on any of the photos below to see the
respective complete photo sets!

Bellagio Gardens Thanksgiving 2007


Frontier Las Vegas Post Implosion


Hawaiian Tropic Zone Las Vegas Pre-Opening


Hawaiian Tropic Zone Restaurateur Dennis Riese


More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events

Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 14, 2007

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Welcome to the Insider Vibe! 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:

Hello From Las Vegas! The Frontier went boom with one of the better implosion shows in recent memory. Things have come a long way from the attempt to make a big show out of the Hacienda Implosion (Broadband Video Link).

We had various invitations (both official and unofficial) to cover it. However, we couldn’t hold a candle to what some of the local TV stations did (including 12 camera coverage in HD by KLAS Channel 8). Here are some great links to stories, photos, and video of the implosion:

The old saying notes “Out With The Old, In With The New” and our photographer Mark Jacobs captured this telling photo of The Frontier (as it is prepared for implosion) and of the new Wynn Las Vegas Encore Tower, which sit across the street from each other:

See more of Mark’s photos of the construction of Palazzo Las Vegas.

A quick follow up on my speculation last week of a future implosion at The Tropicana: I have a good source that The Tropicana is getting very serious about imploding their rear tower. This after months and months of The Tropicana publicly noting that their expansion would be built around (and incorporating) the existing towers.

This makes an immense amount of sense when you look at The Tropicana’s lack of interest in cutting a new contract with their workers union. Also, this would accomplish two other goals: 1. Give them much greater options about the design and layout of the new expansion and 2. Let them keep the casino and one tower open so they can continue to service guests and bring in revenue.

Monty Python’s Spamalot has a very cool V.I.P.P. (Very Important Person) Package that is pretty much unique to the Las Vegas show scene. For $159 per person plus tax, you get the following:

  • Premium Seating
  • A 45-minute “Secrets of the Grail” backstage tour right after the show
  • A commemorative Grail cup (filled with your beer or soft-drink)
  • Once-in-a-lifetime photos with cast and crew, set pieces and props.

As I noted, this is unique among Las Vegas shows (especially a show of this caliber). The tickets are extremely limited and well worth grabbing if you can get one during your visit. Visit the official Monty Python’s Spamalot Las Vegas show site for details and availability.

Enjoy This Issue!

Associate Editor: Amy Rayner-Cooley
News Researcher/Editor: Mark Jacobs


Cast Members Of Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Celebrated The Holiday Season By Sponsoring A Tree In The Magical Forest At Opportunity Village – In support of Opportunity Village’s annual holiday celebration, The Magical Forest, Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular (Tickets) cast members decorated a tree and took a tour of the beautiful campus. The Magical Forest, featuring hundreds of trees frosted with millions of lights, incredible holiday displays, rides and a visit with Santa, opens its doors to holiday revelers November 22 – December 30. Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities by providing them with vocational training, employment and social recreation services that make their lives more productive and interesting. Click to Read The Full Story … From Sugarplums To Snowflakes… Nevada Ballet Theatre Brings It All Together For Locals And Tourists Alike – Guests And Surprises Add To The Excitement Of This Year’s Nutcracker – Colored lights, hot cocoa, parties, shopping.and The Nutcracker! A Las Vegas Valley tradition for over twenty years, a joyous and jubilant season begins with Nevada Ballet Theatre’s tale of warmth and wonder. The most famous holiday fairytale of all brings Clara, Fritz and all of their friends to life at UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre, from December 14 – 27, 2007. Sugarplums will be dancing in the heads of children – from thousands who live here to the almost one-hundred that are in the production! Click to Read The Full Story …

Legendary Performer Wayne Newton Brings His Holiday Show Back To Harrah’s Las Vegas – Fresh from appearing on television’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Wayne Newton, whose voice and singing style are synonymous with great Las Vegas entertainment, returns to the stage at Harrah’s Las Vegas with his exhilarating Holiday show (Tickets). “Mr. Las Vegas” will perform an exciting compilation of his classic hits, holiday tunes and favorite songs of the season on a winter wonderland set. Click to Read The Full Story …

Lance Burton, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band And Wayne Newton Are Among The Acts Lined Up For Ellen’s Really Big Show, TBS Comedy Variety Special Presented By Ellen DeGeneres – Ellen’s Really Big Show (Tickets) Premieres on TBS Monday, Nov. 19, at 9 p.m. with an encore immediately following at 10:30 p.m. and will be taped during HBO and AEG Live’s The Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Recording artists Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, and Wayne Newton are among the stars on tap for ELLEN’S REALLY BIG SHOW, Emmy«-winning talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ throwback to the beloved variety shows of years past. Click to Read The Full Story …

Jay-Z and Friends to Host New Year’s Eve 2008 Bash at The 40/40 Club Las Vegas – WHO: Legendary business mogul Jay-Z and celebrity friends from the world of sports, entertainment and music. WHAT: The ultimate New Year’s Eve bash at Jay-Z’s highly anticipated addition to the Las Vegas Strip – The 40/40 Club. WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2007 Doors open at 9 p.m. WHERE: The 40/40 Club Located inside The Palazzo 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the ultimate New Year’s Eve 2008 bash are on-sale now and available: 800-696-5721. Click to Read The Full Story …

Featured Book: Historic Photos of Las Vegas By: Jeff Burbank – (Amazon Review) Las Vegas is the most populous city in the State of Nevada and a hub for entertainment. Attracting millions of visitors each year, the Entertainment Capital of the World is the largest U.S. city founded in the 20th century. With nearly 200 photographs of this dynamic city like no other city, this coffee-table book like no other book is sure to be a hit with residents, visitors, and history buffs alike!

About the Author: Jeff Burbank is a longtime journalist and editor who has been writing about Las Vegas history since the 1990s. He has been published in many venues, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sun, Reno Gazette-Journal and Newsweek.

Book available for purchase: Historic Photos of Las Vegas By: Jeff Burbank

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Palazzo Las Vegas Construction Photos – The Palazzo Casino Resort opens in late December and will include over 375 concierge-level suites. The hotel lobby will feature a 60-foot glass dome, multiple two story fountains, imported marble, bronze case columns and special custom wall finishes. Guests arriving from the street will enter the domed entry lobby. The landscape will be made up of palm trees, tailored paintings and exotically shaped topiaries.



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Reader Submitted Photos:

Hi Ted:

Here is a picture of the flamingos at the Flamingo. They are so pink and the sunlight makes them shine and shimmer! Can’t wait to return to Vegas.

Boston Sheena

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Hint: Click on the photo to see photos of Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Ted Responds:

Thanks for the great photo! Despite the Flamingo Wildlife habitat being so huge, beautiful, and free to the public… it is still continues to be a “best kept secret” in Las Vegas. Finding it is easy:

Head toward the back of the Flamingo Hotel and out the back doors. Let them blow up The Frontier, but I hope that Flamingo doesn’t do away with this incredible area anytime soon.


My husband and I love getting your newsletters and boy, how we love your lovely Las Vegas. We have been 13 (unlucky for some!) times now. Planning to visit again in October. My husband reckons he owns half a hotel now because of all the money he has left there….ha! ha! Great place.We look forward to receiving your next newsletter so we can get some of the fantastic offers you have advertised.Bye for now – see you in October hopefully and thank you for a brilliant newsletter.

Pat & Doug Johnstone – London – England


I am traveling to Vegas with a group of friends, both male and female. A few of them have never been to Vegas before.I would like to maybe get them to go dancing however the lot of them are not “club chic”. We are staying at South Point Casino/Hotel. Is there a club where us 40 somethings could go and not feel too out of place. Money is an object so paying for bottle service and such is out of the question. Help!

Denise

Ted Responds:

South Point actually has a fun atmosphere with various live bands coming through. One of our staffers is 40 and enjoys it on a regular basis. The first thing to do when you check in is ask what/who is playing there. Once in a while it will be a bigger act with a regular ticket price, but usually it is free or a small cover charge.

Mix at Mandalay (The Hotel) is usually free until 8 PM, and with the sun setting at 7 PM, a good place to kick things off. Also, South Point shuttle runs to Mandalay so your trip is free. Voodoo at Rio similar… go early and the cover will be free or cheap plus you get to watch the sunset and The Strip light up. Plus, a wide range of ages. Very important: Times and prices are subject to change. Ask the desk at South Point details on their club, and call ahead on other stuff so no surprises.

South Point is really nice for the money. Only downside is the shuttle ride to The Strip, but you might find yourself having quite a bit of fun right there on property. Also, the intersection it is located on has a mini-mall with really good (no frills) BBQ place, and the wine/liquor store in that mini-mall has free wine tasting on Thursday evenings plus a nice cigar selection for those inclined.


More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events

Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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!

RSS Feed – We now have an RSS/XML feed! 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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 07, 2007

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


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! Daylightá Savings Time is over and the sun is dipping behind the mountains before 6 PM local time here. The sunsets are still spectacular, just way too early.

Robert Goulet’s funeral will be this Friday and is open to the public. There is also a big push to have the Strip Hotel marquees honor him on Friday. This issue is already way too jammed, so I’ll simply link you to the local news story about it: Marquee tributes urged for Goulet

David Copperfield’s run at the Hollywood Theater (MGM Grand) isn’t presently being affected by his legal troubles. While MGM officials have noted that his contract does have a “moral’s clause” (allowing them to cancel the contract for morally inappropriate behavior), I’m happy to see that Copperfield is pretty much universally being given the benefit of the “innocent until proven guilty” clause that is at the heart of U.S. justice.

It would be different if Copperfield had a long list of run-ins with the law of if obviously damning evidence existed (a video of the alleged offense or similar). Certainly if he is proven guilty, it could put an end to his career. However, I think we are all wising up when it comes to allegations of rape or similar crimes of violence. High profile cases the past couple of years have taught us to keep an open mind until and unless he is convicted.

When is what movie shooting in Las Vegas and how do I spot my favorite star? A common question and one I’ll answer later in the newsletter.

Another Implosion? You know I try to steer far clear of rumor, but we’ve heard from a pretty justifiable source that a certain tropical-themed casino may actually be doing away with one of their towers after all. We’ll be following up and letting you know if we can substantiate it.

Enjoy This Issue!

Associate Editor: Amy Rayner-Cooley
News Researcher/Editor: Mark Jacobs


Featured Review: Blush at Wynn Las Vegas

by Harley Van Hyning

A hot new club recently opened at the Wynn over Labor Day weekend. What was once Club Lure, is now Blush! Blush is descriptive in its name. The well-lighted dance floor and illuminous lantern shapes that hang above the dance floor create the intimate vibe of Blush. The dance floor is the centerpiece of the club. It stretches from the entrance all the way back to the open air patio. The dance floor illuminates red lights that glow beneath your feet and the luminous lanterns above come together creating a unique atmosphere. This definitely draws the attention to the dance floor where the life of the party can easily be found. Unlike many dark clubs, Blush illuminates an intimate energy.

Blush has many lounging areas to choose from. You can get a table right along the dance floor with bottle service and be only a step away from the party. If you want to have a comfortable distance from the dance floor and still view the party, there are tables in a sensual booth-like setting. The open air patio in the rear of Blush offers a view of the sky and fresh air if a breather is needed.

Blush is not a large club, but packs a great nightlife experience! One great thing about Blush is the very accessible bar. The bar takes over the left side of the club allowing lots of room to comfortably order your beverage. Unlike a much larger nightclub such as, Pure, Blush is much smaller. Nightclub operator Sean Christie described it perfectly as “the boutique nightclub”. The name and experience are unique in itself and a must when in Las Vegas!

Harley Van Hyning is a graduate of the University of West Florida with interests in marketing, communications, and surfing (not in that order). He’s currently the host of Destin Florida Podcast.


Country Superstar George Strait Returns To MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, February 2, 2008 – Multi-platinum-selling country superstar George Strait returns to Las Vegas for a Big Game weekend performance live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. (Tickets) The in-the-round concert, allowing him to perform to all sides of the arena throughout his show, is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Singer and songwriter Josh Turner also is scheduled to perform as the evening’s special guest. During his 2007 arena tour, Strait continued his streak of sold-out shows while setting attendance records. Click to Read The Full Story …

Larry G Jones.com The Man of 1002 Voices Show – Medicine For The soul: Military, Fire, And Police Get Month+ Of Free Vegas Show Tickets – ‘Larry G Jones û The Man of 1002 Voices Show’, is offering free tickets to his Singing Impressionist-Comedy performances in his Las Vegas showroom for our men and women in uniform now through at least Dec. 10, 2007! (Tickets and Offer Info) (Including all army, navy, air force, marines, coast guard, reserves, law enforcement, and firemen) “Everyone loves to laugh; people need it today more than ever! It’s good for your health! Our Veterans deserve more than just one day for special benefits, I’m finally in a position to give back something to them,” Jones said. Click to Read The Full Story …

Siegfried & Roy Take Big Strides For Opportunity Village’s 2007 Las Vegas Great Santa Run – Magicians Of The Century Encourage Runners To Participate In The 5k Race And Sign Up With Team Siegfried & Roy – Siegfried & Roy and Opportunity Village unite forces for the second year in a row in an attempt to break the World Record for the Largest Santa Gathering at the third annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007. Siegfried & Roy serve as Honorary Team Captains for the 2007 event, giving participants a chance to be a part of something truly magical during the season of giving. The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is a fundraising effort benefiting Opportunity Village and serves as a light, spirited warm-up run for participants in the Las Vegas Marathon the following day. Click to Read The Full Story …

Famed illusionist Hans Klok Unveils Magical Good Luck Tiki As He Welcomes New Trader Vic’s Restaurant To Las Vegas – To mark the opening of the Polynesian-themed Trader Vic’s restaurant, famed illusionist, Hans Klok, performed a magical welcoming gesture. With the aid of his beautiful divas, the world’s fastest magician conjured a tiki as part of his renowned fire-spikes illusion. The hand-carved tiki stands 6-feet tall by 3-feet wide and was unveiled on stage at the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts. Click to Read The Full Story …

Fremont Street Experience Lights Up Red, White and Blue When It Hosts The Annual Patriot Party November 10 and 11 – Las Vegas’ famed Fremont Street Experience invites all to come out and salute America with a weekend of free concerts and a Veterans Day parade. The festivities include an exciting line-up of renowned Air Force performers and headline acts by country music stars David Lee Murphy and Halfway To Hazard. The Patriot Party kicks off an all-American good time when the Singing Sergeants take to the stage at the 1st Street intersection between Binion’s and the Golden Nugget. Click to Read The Full Story …

Vegas To Receive Fresh Selection Of Designer Wares At Exclusive Shopping Experience – Fashion Elements Brings Hottest Los Angeles Designers To Las Vegas For One-Day Event Sunday, December 2 – Fashion Elements, an exclusive designer shopping experience showcasing the hottest new and established designers, is bringing the event to Las Vegas from Southern California for the first time on Sunday, December 2. The one-day only event features current overstock from more than 30 designers at discounts of up to 60% off retail prices. Fashionistas will not want to miss out on an unbelievable selection of designer clothing, jewelry, accessories and beauty items. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Reader Submitted Photos:


Hint: Click on the photo to see photos of Las Vegas At Dusk

This was a picture that I took on the bridge between MGM and NYNY.

Sami Forrest, Rosemount, MN


I applaud your article on the cab situation in Vegas. On our last trip there we went to a restaurant off the strip that had been recommended by Rachel Ray on her food program. We took a cab over from our strip hotel in the early afternoon and really enjoyed the restaurant and it’s friendly staff and good food.

The problem came in the return trip. The restaurant called a cab for us and we were told a cab would be there in twenty minutes. Fourty-five minutes later and still no cab came. We tried to no avail for twenty more minutes to hail a cab and decided to walk to Sam’s Town which was a considerable distance away. As we were walking we tried to hail a cab and finally a very nice cab driver heading in the opposite direction turned around and picked us up right after we started walking.

If I had known we were going to have this much problem we would never have ventured off the strip. This was my 21st trip to Vegas and really wanted to try the hidden gems of Vegas as presented on TV. Needless to say I was disappointed. Too bad these establishments are not able to attract tourist business because of the messed up cab situation.

Keep up the good work!! I really enjoy your newsletter.

Michael T. Lewis
Indiana

Ted Responds:

Michael is referring to my comments about the local cab drivers in our August 22, 2007 Issue. We did receive a very well written rebuttal by a cab driver that we will give adequate time to in the future. But the bottom line is this: Cabbie issues continue to be the #1 complaint we get from readers year after year after year. This isn’t about me being on a soapbox. This is an ongoing, real issue that needs to be addressed.


We are going to be in Vegas. Can you please tell me if there are going to be any films being made at this time or TV shows being taped. We’d love to see that in person.

Thank you,

Darlene

Ted Responds:

Film and TV companies go out of their way to keep their shooting schedules under wraps. The last thing they usually want are crowd control problems or having to pay for additional security. Although long shots, there are two ways to try to catch shoots in action:

  1. Check the paper each day. Sometimes Norm Clarke will have a tip about a pending shoot in his daily column. Also, every Friday you can check a column called Shooting Stars. It will often have tips about what is headed to town to shoot, and sometimes locations and details.
  2. Get lucky. I’ve happened to be downtown a couple different times when a made-for-TV movie was being shot. I was downtown late one evening when they were shooting the Puff Daddy and Mase video Feel So Good (YouTube Link) and enjoyed watching it for a couple hours. I’ve also seen a couple of car commercials shot downtown that I later saw on national TV.

    I played craps next to Matt Sorum of Guns and Roses a few years ago at the Hard Rock, and it is pretty usual to spot 80’s metal stars (and local residents) Vince Neil and Kevin Dubrow around town. A few weeks ago, friend and business partner Harley Van Hyning (see the Blush write-up in this issue) spotted rapper Lil Jon at The Mirage.

    I think the most notable was one evening when I was at the (now shuttered) Klondike at the very south end of The Strip having one of their infamous cheap meal specials. Movie crews were setting up for scenes from Vegas Vacation. These were the scenes where Clark Griswold plays (and loses) at all those crazy casino table games no one has ever heard of.

I could go on and on, but the bottom line is just to keep your eyes open. Celeb spotting is easier than one might guess, especially in some of the more trendy hotels.


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Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 31, 2007

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Hello From Las Vegas! Last week was very hazy here, as a result of the massive California wildfires. Although it made for some beautiful sunsets, the smell of smoke was definitely in the air. Southern California sends a significant percentage of visitors to Las Vegas every year because of the proximity and I imagine we have many, many readers who were either directly affected by the fires or know people who were. Our thoughts are with all of you.

As many of you have seen on the news, long-time Las Vegas resident Robert Goulet passed away earlier this week. Those not familiar with his long career as a performer and singer might know him more recently from his Emerald Nuts commercial.

Goulet was one of a handful of world-renowned entertainers who actually made Las Vegas his home. Even some of the more famous names that perform here regularly at most often just rent a home or stay in a hotel suite just for their run. Jay Leno (Tickets) and Barry Manilow (Tickets) actually fly home every single night. (Yes, Barry Manilow is reported to fly in from his home in Palm Springs every single show. Up to five nights a week).

More importantly, he was involved in the community and extremely well-liked. Our local paper had these two articles:

Lots of reports that Barbra Streisand is coming out of retirement for the opening of Planet Hollywood in a couple of weeks. That is all we know. Do I care? No. Will we let you know more when we know more? Of course!

The redesign of the cocktail waitress uniforms at The Rio (featured in our October 17’th newsletter with photo) prompted a story in the Image section of the Las Vegas Review-Journal about some of the more sexy cocktail outfits in Las Vegas. You can read it (with photos): Ultra-Revealing

The Frontier (officially known as The New Frontier) will be imploded Nov. 13 at 2:30 a.m. This date appears to be very firm. If you have never witnessed a Las Vegas implosion, this may be your last chance in years. With the economy slowing a bit and construction already in progress throughout the next few years schedules on various projects (CityCenter, Frontier replacement, Palazzo), there doesn’t appear to be any new massive scale projects on the horizon that will require implosion of an existing structure.

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Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge Tees Off At Reflection Bay Golf Club In Lake Las Vegas Resort, November 13 – Now in it’s 11th year at Lake Las Vegas Resort, the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge û a nationally televised professional golf tournament benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption û hits the links of Reflection Bay Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007. The Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge is the only professional golf tournament to pit three players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours against each other in a head-to-head competition for tour bragging rights and a share of the $1 million purse. Each threesome consists of one player from each tour engaging in two separate, nine-hole stroke-play matches. Click to Read The Full Story …

Golden Nugget Ropes-in National Finals Rodeo Icons, Gives Away Truck – The Golden Nugget announces its entertainment line-up and casino promotions for National Finals Rodeo Dec. 5 through 15. The hotel and casino will bring rodeo’s hottest names in country and rock ‘n’ roll music for special live performances in both its intimate, 600-seat Showroom and brand new 11,000 square foot event center, The Grand. Click to Read The Full Story …

Paris Las Vegas To Light Its Eiffel Tower Red To Launch Weeklong Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration – Spectacles, Special Culinary Offerings, Wine Tasting At Check-in And Rock ‘n Roll Wine Bash Highlight 2007 Wine ReleaseParis Las Vegas will light the 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower red at midnight on the morning of Thursday, November 15th to launch a week of Beaujolais Nouveau festivities celebrating the release of the 2007 wine. This is the first property wide Beaujolais Nouveau celebration in the history of Paris Las Vegas. Honoring the long tradition regulated by French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is released no sooner than the third Thursday of November, when it is ready for consumption just six weeks after the harvest. Click to Read The Full Story …

Two Famed Restaurateurs To Open Mermaid Inn And Taro’s By Mikuni At The Village At Queensridge, New Las Vegas Mixed-Use Development – Two world-class restaurateurs are heading to the northwest Las Vegas suburbs to open Mermaid Inn and Taro’s By Mikuni for their first foray out of their respective New York and California markets. Danny Abrams, owner of Manhattan’s acclaimed seafood restaurant Mermaid Inn and founder of Prohibition, the popular 1920’s speakeasy-style bar in NYC, is bringing both concepts to The Village at Queensridge, www.tvqr.com, a 29 acre mixed-use neighborhood rising at the edge of Summerlin in Las Vegas. Click to Read The Full Story …

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Circus Circus and Adventuredone Photos – With an entrance marked by a 123-foot laughing neon clown, Circus Circus has been a permanent figure on The Strip for nearly four decades. Home to the world’s largest permanent circus, and Adventuredome, the world’s largest indoor theme park which á features 23 rides and attractions. Many of the worlds most accomplished trapeze artists, high-wire acts and aerialists are showcased at the Circus Circus Midway Stage, which presents complimentary performances throughout the day.



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Coming to Vegas. My partner is a country music fan. Any place in Vegas with country music please? Also, could you recommend any day tours outside Vegas (not very expansive)?

We did Grand Canyon last year. We are also very interested in the Monument Valley, but we know its too far from Vegas to go there. Is there anywhere with something similar to Monument Valley nearer to Vegas or the Colorado River?

Thank You,

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Ted Responds:

The only thing really “country” left on The Strip is Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill at Harrah’s. The people running Gilly’s (formerly at the soon-to-be-imploded) Frontier have opened Stoney’s Rockin’ County. The good news is that it is huge, fun, and you don’t have to be a country fan to enjoy it.

The bad news (for tourists) is that it is down on the “new” South Strip about 7 miles south of Mandalay Bay. To get their on the cheap, you would take The Deuce (public bus that runs The Strip) all the way to where it ends at the South Strip Transfer Center, then transfer to Bus Route 117 for the rest of the ride. Links for this:

Per your tour questions, in 2008 we plan to do much more tour coverage. Many don’t think about the amazing scenic opportunities that are so close to Las Vegas! For those looking for great prices on a huge variety of area tours, we suggest visiting our partners at Travelnice: Travel Nice Tours Page

Let me suggest the following tours (in descending order of price) that may fit your interests:

Hope this helps. Have fun!


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  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 24, 2007

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Ted is taking a well deserved rest and celebrating his birthday this week. Please enjoy this report prepared by staff:

Associate Editor: Amy Rayner-Cooley
News Researcher/Editor: Mark Jacobs



Good Luck Tikis Appear On The Las Vegas Strip To Mark Opening Of Trader Vic’s Restaurant – The famed four-mile stretch of the glittering Las Vegas Strip was reminiscent of Easter Island today, as one hundred tiki statues “mysteriously” appeared to mark the opening of the Trader Vic’s restaurant at the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Origins unknown, the tikis are definitely friendly. Tourists are invited to take pictures with the tikis and rub them for good luck. Casino gamblers infused with tiki-power can expect much good fortune, and Trader Vic’s apologizes in advance to casino operators who can expect payouts of record jackpots today. Click to Read The Full Story …

David Copperfield’s An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion Announces Special Holiday Engagements At MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre – Master magician and illusionist David Copperfield will return to MGM Grand’s intimate 740-seat Hollywood Theatre for special holiday performances scheduled from November 15 through November 28, and December 20 through January 2. (Tickets) Copperfield will ring-in 2008 with a special midnight balloon drop following his 10:30 performance on December 31. David Copperfield, whom the New York Times calls “our era’s giant of magic,” is touting An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion as his most spectacular stage show ever. Dazzling new illusions include “Lottery,” one of the most incredible predictions in the history of magic. Click to Read The Full Story …

Tabu Presents Premier DJ, Aaron Lacrate, To Tear It Up With A Spine-Chilling Performance On The Spookiest Night Of The Year, October 31 – “Get Your Wig On” At The Hottest Hair-Raising Halloween Bash On The Strip – On Halloween night, October 31, DJ Aaron LaCrate will bring pure madness to the seductive Tab· Ultra Lounge. With his pulsating hard-dance beats, LaCrate will captivate the masses and rip-up the dance floor as club goers celebrate the fright-filled evening. (Table reservations/bottle service: 800-696-5721). All-star DJ and producer Aaron LaCrate has become the most envied talent in the industry threatening to take over with his distinguishable music. Click to Read The Full Story …

Studio 54’s Legendary Spookfest, Nightmare On 54th Street, Haunts Again October 26-31 – Las Vegas’ Premier Nightclub Transforms Into A Haunted Haven For A Wicked Weekend Of Costume Parties, Spooktacular Performances And Cash Prizes – This ghoulish season, legendary nightclub Studio 54 inside of MGM Grand presents its 10th annual Halloween celebration: Nightmare on 54th Street. Beginning Friday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 31, Studio 54 will host the spookiest Halloween soirees on The Strip as the illustrious nightclub transforms into a frightful playground complete with scintillating devils and seductive angels. (Table reservations/bottle service: 800-696-5721). From spine-chilling costume contests and cash prizes totaling nearly $10,000 to eerie special live performances and acts, Studio 54 will be the place to party for the scariest time of year. Click to Read The Full Story …

REO Speedwagon Set To Perform At Buffalo Bill’s Star Of The Desert Arena – REO Speedwagon is best known for their classic hits such as “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Keep On Loving You,” “Time For Me To Fly” and “Take It On The Run.” REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million records and scored 13 Top 40 singles, two of which topped the charts. REO Speedwagon will perform at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. (Tickets) Click to Read The Full Story …

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino To Host 2008 Miss America Live! – Two-Hour Event Returns To Las Vegas And Will Air Live On TLC Saturday, January 26, 2008 – The 2008 Miss America Live! event returns to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for a week of preliminary competitions, culminating in a totally revamped live telecast on TLC, Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The announcement was made in a joint release by Planet Hollywood, the Miss America Organization and TLC. “We think it is only fitting that 52 of the most beautiful girls on the planet should be here at Planet Hollywood,” said Michael Mecca, president and CEO of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “We are delighted to have the Miss America Live! event returning to our property and we look forward to wowing the contestants with the property’s complete transformation.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Inspirada Holds Fall Festival For People And Their Pups – The New Henderson Community To Hold Dog Walk To Raise Money For Henderson Police K-9 Organization – Inspirada, a new master-planned community in Henderson will hold its first Fall Festival and Howl at the Moon Dog Walk on Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free Fall Festival, which will be held throughout Inspirada’s first village, Solista, and its park, will include trick-or-treating at the community’s model homes, free pumpkins and decorating, professional pumpkin carving demonstrations, Halloween-inspired face painting, crafts, games, music and delicious food and treats. Click to Read The Full Story …

Dr. Constantine George Offers Experts Tips On How To Stay Healthy While Traveling This Holiday Season – With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you may find yourself stranded in an airport with crowds of sneezing and wheezing travelers, enduring long commutes on a bus or train or having to touch the not-so-sanitary taxi door handle. Constantine George, MD of Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada advises travelers how to stay health during flu season while traveling. Q: What is my risk for acquiring the influenza during my travels? Click to Read The Full Story …

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Celebrates Halloween with Spooktacular Events – Body English is gearing up for Halloween by inviting partygoers to flaunt their best costumes and awarding prizes and cash giveaways to the best dressed individuals. (Table reservations/bottle service: 800-696-5721). Body English, along with sponsor Leg Avenue, will be giving away over 150 costumes. Ladies entering before midnight drink free champagne. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 17, 2007

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Hello From Las Vegas! Never a dull moment around here. The Venetian’s new Palazzo Tower is topped out and looks finished as a building. They are working around the clock on interior and ground level exterior in preparation for a late December opening.

The resort in part gives this description of what is coming:

The Palazzo Casino Resort will include over 375 concierge-level suites and will also include six villas (up to 11,000 square feet each) which will have 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5-4.5 baths, extensive living areas, media rooms, private pools, private jacuzzis, private salons, massage areas, heated spas, personal gyms and, in some cases, private putting greens.

The presidential suites and the villas will also offer private butler services. The Palazzo hotel will have 296 multi-room suites, including six presidential suites. The Palazzo hotel will also have an elaborate pool deck (with seven pools, gardens, sculptures, cabanas and fountains) and an adjacent spa facility.


Rendering of Palazzo Las Vegas

Las Vegas Taxi Fares On The Rise – I guess long-hauling you and trying to divert you to places you otherwise didn’t ask to go (so they can get a fat kick-back) just isn’t enough. This according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Beginning Oct. 1, passengers will be charged $3.30 for the initial cost of hiring a cab, or drop fee, a dime increase from the current rate. The cost per hour for the time spent traveling slower than 8-12 mph, known as the wait-time charge, will rise to $28 from $22. Even before the increases approved last month, those fees were higher than similar charges in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

Drivers complain they don’t make as much money in Las Vegas as they would elsewhere because of the close proximity of the city’s prime destinations. McCarran International Airport is a four-mile trip to the Strip, and most of the hotels are located within a short drive, Jones noted.

The last paragraph would hold more water if the local cabbies weren’t famous for long-hauling customers on a regular basis (which I discuss and condemn every few months in this column). I’ve been long hauled many times and I’ll share a few of those stories in my next podcast (coming soon). For those wanting to read the full story, go to Taxi fares keep pace with nation’s highest

We have Hanna Montana tickets in all cities of the current tour. Brace yourself because they are resale tickets (pretty much every show sold out instantly) so good seats are going to be a little spendy. However… if your teen or tween watches you go off and enjoy yourself in Las Vegas, this is a great way to spend some time with them and calm some of that guilt! Tickets at Hanna Montana Tickets

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Roger “El Matador” Huerta vs. “The Carpenter” Clay Guida At The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Finale Live From The Pearl At The Palms Saturday, December 8 – Rising UFC superstar Roger “El Matador” Huerta (20-1-1) headlines his first nationally-televised fight card as he takes on hard-hitting Clay “The Carpenter” Guida in a battle of top lightweight contenders on Spike TV, Saturday, December 8 at 9:00pm ET/PT. (Tickets) The fight takes place live from the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, featuring Huerta vs. Guida, and the two season finalists from The Ultimate Fighter 6: Team Serra vs. Hughes. Click to Read The Full Story …

The “Best of Las Vegas” Gets Even Better! Rio’s Bevertainers Spice It Up With Sexier Costumes – Voted as “Best Cocktail Server” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” four years in a row, the Bevertainers at Rio-All Suite Hotel & Casino are sexier than ever with brand new attire sure to tantalize the senses. The new costume was designed by Meg DeAgostini, wardrobe supervisor for Dick Foster Productions, to create immediate sex appeal. The lace material sprinkled with black diamond stones teases the eye by revealing a little skin and exuding elegance. Complimented with black suede shoes, the female Bevertainer captures the essence of glamour and class. Each individual’s style and appearance allows for their personalities to shine in their new attire. Click to Read The Full Story …

Master Keg Tapper Too – The Monte Carlo’s Master Magician Lance Burton taps the keg at the Hofbrauhaus on Sunday, Oct. 7th in honor of Octoberfest. His name was on the marquee. This is the third year he has done the honors. He recently completed a 90-minute TV special that will air in Germany this December. His friend Gabriella joins him on stage at the Hofbrauhaus. Lance Burton Tickets

Bjork To Perform At The Pearl At The Palms December 15 – One of the most influential and unique singer-songwriters of all time, Bjork is set to play The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 8 p.m. with special guests Ratatat. (Tickets) Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bjork showed an interest in music very early in life. She studied classical music in elementary school and her stepfather recorded and released her first album when she was only 11. Throughout her teens, she was in several bands, mostly punk rock, including Spit & Snot, Exodus, Jam 80, Tappi Tikarrass and Kukl. Click to Read The Full Story …

Harmon Theatre In Krave Offers Fun Shows – “Little Legends” Little People, Big Show At 5 p.m.; “Bottoms Up II: Burlesque Strikes Back” Back Again – It may seem like a May-December marriage but it works in Las Vegas where at 10 p.m. the Harmon Theatre revs up into the KRAVE Nightclub six nights a week catering to the alternative lifestyle. “Little Legends” Little People, Big Show is without a doubt the Biggest Little Show in Las Vegas. (Tickets) If you want to see Mini Britney sing and dance live come and see Terra Jole with her dancer Abdoul and Adam. Check out Terra’s web site at http://www.mini-britney.com/ The San Antonio native began singing at age five. The upbeat Litter Person loves showbiz. Click to Read The Full Story …

New ‘Crazy Girl’ Jennifer Stowe Danced Since Age 3 – Ohio Native Has Bachelor’s Degree In Engineering But Prefers Showbiz – Jennifer Stowe moved to Las Vegas from Trenton a small town in Ohio growing up as an only child and moving on to getting her bachelor’s degree in engineering from Wright State University. Jennifer said, “I began dancing at age 3 and my father passed away when I was young. I was a cheerleader-dancer for the university basketball team. I did the same thing in high school too. I came to Las Vegas the day after I graduated at age 21 and drove here to be a showgirl. (Crazy Girls Tickets) Click to Read The Full Story …

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Innovative Dining Group’s Sushi Roku Is Bringing Spooky Back – This Halloween, Sushi Roku offers some creative menu items for the frightening holiday. Guests can enjoy the Sushi Roku Jack O’lantern along with the scary scrumptious shot Okiku. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 10, 2007

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Hello From Las Vegas! The days are getting shorter, making it the perfect time of year to be visiting. The sunsets are spectacular and few experiences compare to watching The Strip light up around 6:30 PM this time of year. If you can’t be here, enjoy our Las Vegas at Dusk photo gallery which is one of our most popular.

Side Note: We debut a new photo gallery later this fall. The software we use on the current one is from a number of years ago, and we are looking forward to upgrading the look and functionality.

Might As Well Jump – Van Halen is finally on the road (minus bass player Michael Anthony) for the tour everyone thought would never happen. We all had a favorite band or music artist growing up and Van Halen was mine. As noted later in the newsletter, they play the MGM for two shows at the end of the year.

But… if you can’t make it here, treat yourself when they hit your area. We have prime seats for virtually every show stashed away, waiting for you! Check out Van Halen Tickets

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James Taylor Comes To Mandalay Bay Events Center – Legendary singer and songwriter James Taylor, whose songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations, will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 10. (Tickets) The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Throughout the course of his long career, Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for a catalog running from 1970’s Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning efforts Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). Click to Read The Full Story …

Rick Springfield & Eddie Money Set To Perform At Buffalo Bill’s Star Of The Desert Arena – Rick Springfield and Eddie Money will perform at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. (Tickets) Rick Springfield is a legendary songwriter, musician and actor. As a musician, he is best known for the 1981 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” which became a Grammy award-winning landmark of the pop-rock era. Eddie Money is another great American rock musician and singer who found success in the 1980’s with a string of pop hits and platinum albums. Click to Read The Full Story …

Van Halen To Perform At MGM Grand Garden Arena – Rock legends Van Halen will embark on a concert tour throughout the United States and Canada, with its original lead singer David Lee Roth, for the first time in more than 22 years. The tour will stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for two nights, Friday, Dec. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 30 (Tickets). Both shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. with special guest Ky-mani Marley. Click to Read The Full Story …

Hooters Casino Hotel Will Have Crowds Roaring With Laughter At New Game Show, “Bonk” – Beginning Sunday, September 16, Hooters Casino Hotel’s Night Owl Showroom will welcome the hilarious new game show, “BONK” running Sunday through Friday at 3 p.m. for only $14.95 a ticket. This entertaining game show will keep the entire audience involved from start to finish with its tricky questions, physical mayhem, and out-of-this-world laughter for an experience that is all comedy! Click to Read The Full Story …

Her Hometown With “This Time Around, ‘A Tribute To Las Vegas’ Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network” At Suncoast Hotel And Casino October 24 – The Special Event, Which Will Include A Pre-Show Cocktail Party With A Silent Auction, Is On The Eve Of Vegas’ Highly Anticipated NHRA Drag Race Weekend Featuring Five Time World Champion Racer David Rampy. Happily responding to overwhelming demand from her fans, beloved Las Vegas singer and entertainer Sandy Kastel makes her first hometown appearance since the recent release of her standards-studded debut album This Time Around on Wednesday, October 24 at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Click to Read The Full Story …

Andrea Bocelli To Bring December Tour To MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, December 1 – International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to the United States for select concert dates beginning Saturday, Dec. 1 at MGM Grand. (Tickets) This must-see show will feature the celebrated tenor performing some of his most famous opera arias, as well as pop and love songs from his greatest hits collection, The Best Of Andrea Bocelli — Vivere. Joining Bocelli on tour is longtime conductor Steven Mercurio and special guest Tony Award-winner Heather Headley, who performed “The Prayer,” a duet with Bocelli for his live DVD concert, Under The Desert Sky. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Reader Submitted Photos:


Hint: Click on the photo to see more photos of Paris Las Vegas!

Hi Ted,

I really enjoy the newsletter and the infrequent podcasts. The podcasts are the way I first became aware of your great insights. I hope you can keep it up.

This is a picture I shot while walking back to Bellagio one fine evening in early June this year. I was pleased with it.

How about giving us some advice as to where we might find some nice, quiet, cocktail lounges where we could hear some smooth jazz, a la piano bar or small combo, singer, etc. You get the idea. I’ve been coming to Vegas ever since my parents took us kids to stay at the Dunes, Riviera and Tropicana. I’m now 66 years old and I still like to visit every few months or so. But, except for the Baccarat Lounge at Bellagio, I haven’t been able to find many others. Can you help?

Keep up the good work.

David Durbin
McKinleyville, CA

Ted Responds:

This is a very frequent question and one I’m happy to answer a couple of times a year here in the newsletter. The one constant (and best kept secret) is The Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s. They have live smooth music every evening in their lounge. You get in the elevator in the noisy casino and seconds later you are in this upscale, comfortable restaurant lounge overlooking The Strip from the second floor.

Also, the local smooth jazz station has an event calendar that highlights other smooth jazz concerts, many of which are free and in or near tourism areas. Unfortunately, the station does not stream online.

P.S. Great photo! We will soon be resuming our regular computer wallpaper offerings and will probably make this available to people full size to put on their desktop!


Hi,

I would like you to know how great your newsletter is and how much I enjoy it. My husband and I visit Las Vegas at least once or twice a year. Your newsletter helps me immensely while planning for our next trip. I also enjoy reading it just to keep up on what is happening in Our favorite city Las Vegas.

However, I am having a problem. I receive your newsletter in my email but it doesn’t show the contents. I thought that maybe I should cancel my subscription and then resubmit for a new subscription. Could you advise me on what may be wrong or what would correct this problem.

Thanks for the terrific newsletter. Keep up the good work.

Marlene Hayes

Ted Responds:

Hotmail blocks users inbound and outbound mail without the users consent. Reference the web story Hotmail spam filters block outgoing e-mail

We have no control over it. You may wish to switch to a provider that doesn’t block your email without your knowledge. AOL and Gmail both do a great job of filtering spam without censoring/blocking your incoming and outgoing email.

Also, we do post a link to the latest newsletter on the main page at AccessVegas.com so if you at least get the email with the newsletter (even if it is blank sometimes), feel free to read the issue online. Many do simply because they find it easier to read online in a full browser window.

P.S. Readers who aren’t Hotmail/Live users may wish to pass along that news story to friends who are. They might not know if they are missing some email from time-to-time.


More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events

Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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!

RSS Feed – We now have an RSS/XML feed! 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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 3, 2007

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


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!

AccessVegas.com Quick Info Menu:

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

Hello From Las Vegas! Starting next week, we move to publishing this newsletter weekly, in the mid-week to help get you through those mid-week blues at work.

Amy Raynor-Cooley is stepping into the position of doing all the newsletter prep and editing (she already has been playing a significant roll) and Mark Jacobs (yes, that is his name… no relation to the Marc Jacobs stores) is taking over sifting through the huge amounts of news sources we monitor and link to each week so we bring you just the news of interests to tourists or people with second homes here.

I’m not going anywhere! I’ll still be the last person to touch the newsletter before it goes out, be doing final edits (seeing how many typos I can slip in), and have Newkirk’s Notes.

I’ll also be supervising a significant expansion in the content of Access Vegas, a couple of brand extensions, working more closely with the hotel/resort properties to bring you more deals and contests/giveaway (yeah)! Plus, I really want to get back to the podcast. That was a lot of fun. So… as the saying goes: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Capozzoli’s burned down. Who, what? Capozzoli’s was a legendary Italian restaurant near The Strip on Desert Inn and a hang-out for the who’s who of wise guys and “wanna be” wise guys over the years. You could walk in there at 4 in the morning and get an incredible, full meal with great food and service back in the day.

The past decade often saw Tom Jones (with friend Cook E. Jarr) in there dining, drinking, and crooning with the house band until sunrise. Here’s the story (includes streaming video): Long-time Italian restaurant Capozzoli’s burns to the ground

Enjoy This Issue!



HBO & AEG Live’s Third Annual The Comedy Festival At Caesars Palace, November 14-17 – “The third time is definitely the charm for us,” said Bob Crestani, CEO of The Comedy Festival. “With Chris, Jerry and Ellen’s Variety Show headlining The Colosseum, rising stars such as John Oliver, Zach Galifianakis and Nick Swardson playing our showrooms, the irreverence of folks like the Kims of Comedy, Eddie Izzard and our Broadband Theatre and all the excitement and surprises in the free Festival Village, we’re definitely a can’t-miss-event on the Vegas calendar.” Click to read details or purchase event tickets below:

HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival Tickets:
Steve Schirripa Tickets

Ellen Degeneres Tickets

Frank Caliendo Tickets

Kims of Comedy Tickets

Return of Weirdo and Beardo Tickets

Artie Lange Tickets

Jerry Seinfeld Tickets

Blue Collar Comedy Tickets

Jamie Kennedy & Nick Swardson Tickets

Chris Rock Tickets

Wanda Sykes Tickets

Eddie Izzard Tickets

Harmon Theatre At Krave — South Side Of Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops – J.R. Johns presents “Doggone Silly” – Show time: 3 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday Doors open 2 p.m. Ticket prices: $30 child, $40 seniors, $50 adults plus tax and service fee www.doggonesilly.com Box Office phone number: 702.836.0836.

Fright Dome Invades Circus Circus Until October 31 – Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus. Drop Demons are the latest addition to the already horrifying experience known as Fright Dome, ranked 4th Scariest Haunted Attraction in the country by AOL. Multiple Drop Demons will unexpectedly fall from the sky and torment passers by. Dressed in professionally designed costumes and intricate masks as they descend from the ceiling, these flights of horror will induce blood curdling screams from all that they encounter. Click to Read The Full Story …

Don Rickles Appears For Final Engagement At Golden Nugget – Legendary Don Rickles, who has starred in Las Vegas theaters longer than any other performer in the history of the resort city, will take the stage for his final performances of the year in The Showroom (Tickets) at the Golden Nugget, Oct. 5-7. The much-honored comedian will conclude his 48th consecutive year as a Las Vegas Strip headliner when he appears for this third and final engagement of 2007. Click to Read The Full Story …

Clark County Says Pedestrians Are Safe On The Strip – Clark County says pedestrians on the Strip are safe after Wednesday’s crash that injured 15 people at Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon. It says accidents are rare because traffic moves so slowly on the boulevard, so most pedestrians are not in danger. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Reader Submitted Photos: Dean Martin impressionist Art Poco sent this photo:

Ray Livosi as Frank Sinatra and Art Poco as Dean Martin toast the town… Or are they the toast of the town? Anyhow, they’ve been up all night after performing their act, “Frank & Dean – Together Again”.


First, I think you have a great news letter.

I just finished reading this weeks news and saw an article about a strike. When is this suppose to happen? I have reservations for Main Street next month.

Thank you a response,

Susan

Ted Responds:

Odds of a strike are slim to none. We have not had a major strike since the Frontier Strike of the early 90’s. Most Strip resorts have already signed new contracts and it is expected that every property will come to a new labor agreement.

If you do have some concern (anything can happen), you may want to cancel. However… consider that someone is always talking of striking. Airline people, you name it. The odds of it affecting one particular person’s vacation anywhere are minimal. Employees prefer to keep working until a new accord is reached.


More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events

Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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!

RSS Feed – We now have an RSS/XML feed! 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

Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!



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 2007 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 30, 2007

AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

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


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!

AccessVegas.com Quick Info Menu:

Las Vegas Essentials
Featured Shows
Free Photos and Wallpaper

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

Hello From Las Vegas! O.J. is gone from town (flying commercial to Ft. Lauderdale… you can have him down there). Britney Spears is on the cover of every magazine, but old news here.

But… this is Las Vegas. Unquestionably the next big story splashed all across the magazines and news channels is just around the corner!

Las Vegas: Always Sunny and Hot? Always sunny, yes. However… things do cool down over the fall and winter months. Here are the average highs and lows through the end of the year:

  • October 81/57 F
  • November 66/44 F
  • December 57/37 F
  • January 57/37 F (not a misprint… same as December)
  • February 63/41 F
  • March 69/47 F

A strong word of warning: We are in the middle of an unpredictable desert. It can often be 10 degrees above or below the average temps, and occasional winds can make the overnight low feel colder than the average.

On the flip side, many of you would kill for a 60 degree day in the middle of winter. As fall starts to chill where you are and the cold is no longer a novelty, come spend some time with us here.

P.S. Guys, plan the trip around the weekend your team is playing a big game so you can enjoy a nice, legal bet on it! (Ladies, if you aren’t a fan, the time during the game is a great time to hit a spa or take in our famous shopping).

Enjoy This Issue!



The Second Annual Pure Aloha Fall Festival Brings The “Hawaii Nei” To The Cannery Casino & Hotel – Festival Presented By Vizzun Entertainment And Will Run October 12 Through October 14 – There will be lots of “good fun” and “ono” food at the Second Annual Pure Aloha Fall Festival presented by Vizzun Entertainment at the Cannery Casino & Hotel. The three-day festival runs Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 and will be held at the Club, an indoor/outdoor festival venue located at the Cannery Casino & Hotel. The event includes concerts from some of the most popular Hawaiian and Polynesian acts and daytime festivals that bring a little bit of the Hawaiian homeland to Las Vegas. Click to Read The Full Story …

California Girl Brandyn Horsley Joins ‘Crazy Girls’ – New Dancer Performs In ‘Las Vegas’ Sexiest Topless Revue’ – Brandyn is a native of Huntington Beach, California and moved to Las Vegas about two years ago when I was 18 and she fell in love with dancing in “Crazy Girls” (Tickets) at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. Brandyn said, “My parents moved to Las Vegas to retire and my mom went back to work. My Dad is a real estate broker and the whole market just fell apart. My mom works for NEC which manages phone systems for major corporations. I’m an only child. I loved growing up a half-block from the beach. I graduated from high school at 16 and then went to college and got my real estate license. I came to Las Vegas out of boredom. I used to help my parents by doing paperwork and holding open houses. There isn’t anything near the water for less than a million dollars these days.” Click to Read The Full Story …

BBQ Kicks Off Coca-Cola Corn Maze In Glendale On Friday, Oct. 5 – Nevada’s largest corn maze 25 minutes north of NLV to run from 5-8 p.m. The 4th annual Haunted Corn Maze in Glendale in celebration of Nevada Day and Halloween is only 25 minutes north of North Las Vegas via I-15 and features an old-fashioned Coca-Cola bottle and kicks off with a BBQ on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5-8 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …

Winter’s Hottest Annual Arena Rock Attraction Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returns To Las Vegas To Perform At Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, November 18 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), will bring its much anticipated live-rock extravaganza to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, Nov. 18. (Tickets) The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. In the true spirit of the holiday giving, $1 from every ticket sold will benefit a local charity. Established in 1996 by producer, composer and lyricist Paul O’Neill, TSO has been a true rock mega-success. Click to Read The Full Story …

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Set To Perform At Buffalo Bill’s Star Of The Desert Arena – WHO: Pat Benatar is a four-time Grammy award-winner and one of the top female power-ballad performers of all time. (Tickets) Coupled with accomplished guitarist, songwriter and producer Neil Giraldo, Benatar is staged to thrill audiences with rock music hits such as “Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong.” WHAT: Benatar and Giraldo will perform at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Reader Submitted Photos:

Just thought we’d share our prettiest pics. The first is obvious…leaving Las Vegas early Sunday morning, the second pic is looking outside the window on Fremont Street (Binions Hotel room). Hope ya’ll like ’em!

Mike & Gina Castilleja


Hi Ted and everyone at ‘Access Vegas’,

This is the first photograph I took when I arrived in Las Vegas, it was taken just outside of the airport. It’s one of my most favourite photos and it always makes me feel good. It reminds me of the heat and excitement of my first trip to Vegas, (I’m coming back again in August).

Thanks for all the great Las Vegas info guys!

Chrissie Sharman (UK)

If you have a great photo of Las Vegas to share with our readers (can be artistic or just a really enjoyable photo), send them to us at [email protected]


Hello,

Just wanted to say I have had a blast every time I have visited Vegas . my friends and I, love it there. I have been to Vegas 4 times since 2005 and stay somewhere different each time …

I think I now know more about Vegas than anyone who lives there . I am thinking of coming back again in September or October 2007 …..

Carolyn A. Bailey

Ted Responds:

Carolyn,,

Thanks for the great letter. Undoubtedly, most of our readers do end up knowing more about Las Vegas than most of the people living here. Even people who work on The Strip come in, work, and go to their homes miles from the action. Even the “inside” info they have is often rumor of something they heard fourth hand.

We report either through direct experience or information and reports received directly from the sources and go out of our way to forgo rumors and information not directly obtained from those in charge. In addition, everybody who works on this newsletter or our site is someone who enjoys the attractions and activities on a regular basis.

The bottom line is that we love Las Vegas, and enjoy sharing our enjoyment with everybody. We do ask all readers who appreciate this newsletter to check out our great sponsors and use our hotel, show, and ticket booking links when planning a Vegas visit. Those great sponsors help keep this newsletter well researched and free!


More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events

Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada) October 6-8 (3 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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!

RSS Feed – We now have an RSS/XML feed! 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

Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!



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 2007 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

September 30, 2007 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us Privacy Policy

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 26, 2007

AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

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


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!

AccessVegas.com Quick Info Menu:

Las Vegas Essentials
Featured Shows
Free Photos and Wallpaper

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

Hello From Las Vegas! O.J. is gone from town (flying commercial to Ft. Lauderdale… you can have him down there). Britney Spears is on the cover of every magazine, but old news here.

But… this is Las Vegas. Unquestionably the next big story splashed all across the magazines and news channels is just around the corner!

Tickets, Tickets, Tickets – Everyone knows we have the best tickets to Las Vegas Shows, but don’t forget we also carry top tickets for all the hottest concerts and sports events. Here are some recent top sellers:

Don’t see your team or event? Plenty more events to check out at our Access Vegas Ticket Area.

Enjoy This Issue!



CMT On Tour Hits Las Vegas With Superstars Sugarland, Little Big Town And Jake Owen At The MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, November 3 – Country Music Television (CMT) ON TOUR returns to Las Vegas with another fan favorite line-up as it announces CMT ON TOUR 2007: Sugarland Change for Change featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen. (Tickets) Executive produced by Steve Moore of AEG Live, CMT ON TOUR 2007 will stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 3. Click to Read The Full Story …

This Football Season, Score the Best Seat In The House At The Rio! – Rio Now Offering VIP Sports Viewing Packages In The State-Of-The-Art Sports Book – This fall, relax and let the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino arrange a football viewing party just for you. With all-you-can-eat snacks, cases of ice-cold Coors Light, control of nine plasma screen TVs, over-sized Lazy Boy leather recliners and gorgeous cocktail waitresses dressed in sexy black and white official uniforms, you and your friends can enjoy the best seats in the house as your favorite teams go head to head. Best Seat in the House packages are now available for you and up to three friends. Click to Read The Full Story …

Master Magician Lance Burton is returning to the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas for the second time on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. as an honorary Burgermeister/celebrity keg tapper in celebration of Octoberfest. His celebrity friends Siegfried & Roy along with Clint Holmes are regulars each Octoberfest. This German holiday to celebrate beer runs from Sept. 28 thru Oct. 28. Lance Burton said, “This place is a lot of fun.” The media is welcome to cover this event as well as the public too.

Clark County Renaissance Festival Returns – Sunset Park To Host Event For 14th Year Oct. 12-14 – For the 14th year, a medieval kingdom will take over Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, with lavishly costumed knights, knaves, fine ladies and wenches as Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, Oct. 12-14. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Reader Submitted Photo – Paul Woodall submitted this Bellagio Fountains photo:

If you have a great photo of Las Vegas to share with our readers (can be artistic or just a really enjoyable photo), send them to us at [email protected]


Hi Ted,I really enjoy the newsletter and the infrequent podcasts. The podcasts are the way I first became aware of your great insights. I hope you can keep it up.

How about giving us some advice as to where we might find some nice, quiet, cocktail lounges where we could hear some smooth jazz, a la piano bar or small combo, singer, etc. You get the idea. I’ve been coming to Vegas ever since my parents took us kids to stay at the Dunes, Riviera and Tropicana. I’m now 66 years old and I still like to visit every few months or so. But, except for the Baccarat Lounge at Bellagio, I haven’t been able to find many others. Can you help?

Keep up the good work.

David Durbin
McKinleyville, CA

Ted Responds:

David,

Podcasts will be back in a few weeks (finally), and on a regular basis. We’ve been stretched very thin with a pending upgrade (expanding into other cities, more to come on that down the road) and training new hires. The podcast is probably the most fun, but unfortunately most expendable of the things I do.

Besides the lounge you mentioned at Bellagio, Harrah’s Range Steakhouse usually does nightly. You don’t have to eat there. They have an intimate little lounge that overlooks The Strip (indoors), nice place to relax. Many events (including in tourism areas) come and go. Certain local jazz and smooth jazz artists will play a few lounge dates here and there. These events are usually noted at http://www.smoothjazz1057.com/calendar/

Hope this helps!


More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events

Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada) October 6-8 (3 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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!

RSS Feed – We now have an RSS/XML feed! 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

Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!



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

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All contents copyright 2007 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

September 26, 2007 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us Privacy Policy

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