Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 12, 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! This is an O.J. free zone. I’m amazed anyone still cares about that clown. Must be a slow news week.

Looks like we’ve seen the last of our 100 degree (F) days for the year. Sun is going down about 7 PM but still plenty of great warm days to hit the pool, but with the amazing lights of our city blazing earlier in the evening. The next couple of months will be amazing for walking The Strip with your favorite cocktail in hand.

Yes… for those of you who have yet to make your first visit: You are welcome to carry your cocktail or beer (glass, bottle, or can) anywhere in our tourism areas. However, police or security will detain you if you get out-of-hand. We have no closing time here. Every hotel has bars and gift shops selling libations 24/7. Simply pace yourself and enjoy Las Vegas. No need to slam drinks to beat “last call.” We don’t have one.

Britney Spears pretty much wrecked her chances of getting a permanent Las Vegas show. Las Vegas show productions are very expensive to produce and promote and Britney has proven herself repeatedly unreliable. Having said that, Fans who grew up with her are now old enough to come enjoy Las Vegas. Never say never.

Best Burgers In Vegas – Our area is host to outlets from three regional burger chains, all of which have a following of people will drive miles out of their way to enjoy one. I want to give you my three picks for the best burgers in Las Vegas. What do they all have in common? All three cook to order with fresh ingredients:

Third Place: In-N-Out Burger – No frills, no frozen stuff, no McFluff. The most simple menu in the world of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, their famous Double Double, basic fries, shakes and soft drinks. Closest one to The Strip is on Tropicana just across the freeway from New York, New York: 4888 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Second Place: Fatburger – The best “with the frills” burger. You can get hamburger, turkey burger, chicken, topped with things like bacon, an egg, chili or cheese. They have a location right on The Strip across from the Monte Carlo: 3763 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

First Place: Schoops – This is a chain familiar to those of you from the Midwest part of the U.S. The Las Vegas location is a true throwback to the burger and malt shops of the mid-1900’s. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes, and malts cooked to order and simply amazing. Their only location is down on the “new” South Strip, just north of the South Point hotel (look for the Stoney’s nightclub sign, then look for the antique mall to the right): 9151 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Features Are Returning – We are bringing back the ever popular Reader Feedback and Readers Photos this week, and other favorite sections of this newsletter will return as fall kicks in.

Enjoy This Issue!



Hooters Casino Hotel Kicks Off The 2007 Football Season With Roaring Specials – Hooters Casino Hotel Gives Football Fans More Reasons To Cheer – This year, Hooters Casino Hotel will be the place to catch all this season’s football action at none other than the football legend’s own, Dan Marino’s Fine Food & Spirits. Dan Marino’s will transform into a haven for football fans everywhere. Dan Marino’s will offer $1 off Bud Select draft beer and a special football menu with finger-licking snack foods. During this sizzling season, the lovely Hooters Girls will dress to impress on College Football Saturday and NFL Sunday by sporting sexy football jerseys for football guests to get them fired up for the game. Click to Read The Full Story …

Kenny G Closes The Stars On The Lake Concert Series With Soulful Sounds – Performing tunes from his award winning classic albums and his latest album “I’m In The Mood For Love – The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time,” Kenny G’s Stars On the Lake performance (Tickets) will illustrate why he is acknowledged as the most successful instrumental recording artist in contemporary music history. Click to Read The Full Story …

Magician Hans Klok (L) and actress Pamela Anderson pose backstage at his “Hans Klok – The Beauty of Magic” (Tickets) show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino August 16, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Klok and Anderson announced that she would extend her run as his assistant through December 8, 2007. – (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Stage Entertainment)

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill Spices Up Its Chile Festival While Giving Back To The Community – Fourth Annual Festival To Benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas – Hosting its fourth annual Chile Festival, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill introduces Las Vegas to the art of cooking with chiles, Sept. 4 – 23. Adding a little extra zest to the festivities, Z’Tejas will contribute $1 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas for every item ordered off the Chile Fest Menu. More than 1,000 pounds of famous Hatch, New Mexico green chile peppers, along with the freshest ingredients will be used in a special menu highlighting chile appetizers, entrees and even desserts. Click to Read The Full Story …

Hogs and Heifers to Host BikeFest 2007 Festivities – The seventh annual Las Vegas BikeFest is a four-day motorcycle and biker extravaganza featuring some of the world’s most skilled custom motorcycle builders for an exhilarating competition, along with more than 300 of the greatest manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, parts, accessories and apparel. Be prepared for days full of live music, barbecues, bikes and of courseàa little debauchery. Click to Read The Full Story …



Members Mania – We Love Our Readers!

Reader Submitted Photo – William Stobbs of Salisbury England. submitted this he took while in town during September 11, 2001 as the nation was still in shock and the planes had just started flying again (which was just about exactly 6 years ago as this newsletter goes out):

William sent this about three months ago with with the following note. (We held the photo until now because of the timing with the anniversary of the event):

My Wife (Doreen) and I will be returning to Las Vegas on the 20th Aug 2007 for a 14 Night Holiday staying at the Bellagio. This will be our 10th Visit The first one being in April 1998, We usually stay for 2 and sometimes 3 weeks as the flight from London is so very long and there is so many things to do in LV like visiting the Grand Canyon and rafting down the Colorado from the Dam. Just to name a couple.

We are both Senior Citizens but when we get to Vegas well feel as if we can go on for ever what with the Great weather,Great food and Great Hotels you name it and itÆs in Vegas.

Thanks again, William and Doreen

Salisbury England

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,I try to be in Vegas every year on or around Halloween. Some years the hotels hold Halloween parties on the 31st but other times they hold them on the weekend before or after the actual holiday. I will once again be out there this coming October. Could you tell me what hotels will hold parties and when they are going to be held?

I enjoy Vegas and your report–Thanks

Dave

Ted Responds:

I have no clue. I suspect we’ll start letting us know in early October. As always, we post and/or link to info in the newsletter when it comes in!

This is a good time to remind our of our friends in Public Relations for the various resort properties and nightlife venues that our readers enjoy and use our newsletter to help plan their vacation in advance.

While getting info to the local media right before an event is important (to attract the locals who never venture near The Strip… co’mon), getting us the info well in advance might get the info to visitors who care!


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:
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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 29, 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! It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and I’m not talking Christmas. We men are celebrating the start of (American) Football season, unquestionably the most popular sport in the U.S. For the next four months, I’ll hear multiple excuses about why various staffers need to run errands… at right about 4 PM. (Prime Time college games start at 5 PM our time, NFL games at 6 PM). Funny… they seem to always return with a stack of sports book betting tickets!

The moms are happy the kids are back in school, and the singles are psyched about the opening of clubs Blush (Wynn Las Vegas) and LAX (Luxor). BTW… we can hook you up with VIP passes and table/bottle reservations at 800-696-5721.

VMA’s and AVP – Combine to make the biggest weekend in a long, long time this coming Sept. 6-9, 2007. The MTV Music Awards air live from The Palms on Sunday Sept. 9 at 9 PM Eastern. A few premium tickets are available but you better have one fat wallet to see this history-making Las Vegas event in person.

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is live from Caesars Palace on the 6’th – 8’th (Tickets). Finals are televised on the 8’th on MyNetworkTV (check local listings) This is of special interest to us: The Gods and Goddess’ Tourney contest. Our good friend and business associate Harley Van Hyning won the Atlanta God of the Beach contest and is in the town for the festivities and finals.

Harley is currently best known for his DestinFloridaPodcast.com, which is well worth a listen for our friends from the south and Midwest who enjoy visiting Destin and Panama City Beach, Florida. He’ll also be doing some reporting for us here over the weekend on the recent opening of Blush Nightclub and other nightlife activities.

Features Will Return – Many of your favorite features like the photos of the week, reader questions, gambling tips, and reader submitted photos will return in September. Still plenty of news and information this week.

Enjoy This Issue!



King For A Day! Or At Least For 45 Minutes! Monty Python’s Spamalot Inaugurates “The Very Important Person Package” At Wynn Las Vegas – Monty Python’s Spamalot At Wynn Las Vegas Will Reveal “Secrets Of The Grail” With The Launch Of The Very Important Person Package (V.I.P.P.) On August 31. (Tickets) V.I.P.P. ticket holders will be escorted behind the curtain and taken backstage to see the inner sanctum of the Strip’s funniest show. They will sign a blood oath, swearing not to reveal any of the secrets, and violators will be impaled on a spike. The V.I.P.P. tickets go on sale August 22 and include premium seating, a 45-minute “Secrets of the Grail” backstage tour after the show and, a commemorative Grail cup (filled with beer or soft drink). Guests will be able to take once-in-a-lifetime photos with cast and crew, set pieces and props. Click to Read The Full Story …

Gwen Stefani Returns To The Pearl At The Palms October 26 – Pop Music Sensation Sean Kingston Joins Stefani – The Palms Casino Resort announced today that Gwen Stefani will return to The Pearl (Tickets) at the Palms Casino Resort following performing at the Grand Opening of the theater to a sold out crowd earlier this year. Stefani is set to return for an intimate performance on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. with support from pop singer Sean Kingston. Gwen Stefani is a music and fashion icon. Beginning with her career as the lead singer of the multi-platinum Grammy award winning band No Doubt, Stefani has performed the world over including the Super Bowl half-time show and opening slots for the Rolling Stones and U2. Click to Read The Full Story …

Velvet Revolver And Alice In Chains To Perform At Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, September 21 – Creative sparks fly each night Velvet Revolver, one of rock’s most electrifying bands, takes the stage throughout their current North American tour. (Tickets) This is certain to continue when they perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Sept. 21. Alice in Chains, the popular metal rock band from Seattle, is scheduled to open the show at 8 p.m. The rock supergroup is comprised of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), Slash (guitars), Dave Kushner (guitars), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Click to Read The Full Story …

Kellie Pickler Set To Perform At Whiskey Pete’s Showroom – Proving you don’t have to win “American Idol” to become one, Kellie Pickler will perform at Whiskey Pete’s Showroom in Primm, Nev., on Friday, September 14 at 9 p.m. Tickets, priced at $24.95, plus applicable tax and fees are available at Whiskey Pete’s Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets. Pickler, an “American Idol” finalist last year, quickly became a fan favorite with her homespun, Southern-style charm and incredible vocal range. BNA Records, a subsidiary label of Sony BMG Music, released her debut album, “Small Town Girl” in late 2006. The first single from that album, “Red High Heels,” quickly climbed the country charts. Sales from Pickler’s album made her the best selling new country solo artist for 2006. Click to Read The Full Story …

Bottoms Up II: Burlesque Strikes Back – Las Vegas arguably longest running show (with only a couple of interruptions) is back. Bottoms Up is a rollicking romp in the bawdy style of old-fashioned burlesque comedy. Neither politically correct nor remotely for the kids, show Producer Breck Wall costars with David Harris, Sue Motsinger, James Dalton and a supporting cast of alluring male and female dancers. Click to Read The Full Story …

“Undefeated”: Mayweather vs. Hatton Lands At The MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas – The records are pristine and spectacular û a combined 81-0 with 55 knockouts. However, the stage is now set for “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather or Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton to face a blemish on their record Saturday, Dec. 8, (Tickets) something both men are willing to go to war to prevent. Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions are proud to present “UNDEFEATED”, a historic night of boxing featuring two undefeated champions battling for Mayweather’s World Welterweight Championship at the MGM Garden Arena. A fast sellout is expected as the fight already has the world buzzing in anticipation of seeing two of boxing’s premier, undefeated superstars finally meet in the ring. Click to Read The Full Story …



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

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 22, 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! The cab drivers are up to their usual garbage… resisting more cabs on the street while they basically ignore most of the city, run visitors the long way, and hustle to get people to certain adult establishments that give them huge kickbacks.

If you are a newer reader, this is good stuff to know. If you’ve been following this over the years, this will get you up-to-date.

More Crap from Las Vegas Cabbies – The secret has been out for quite some time now about Las Vegas cabbies. Our reports, newspaper reports, and even on cable TV travel specials warn about the tricks and stunts cab drivers pull on you. We’ve been reporting on it for years.

So… a couple of recent local news stories caught my attention:

First of all… DUH. Of course you are skipping the cab lines at McCarran. You don’t want to wait outside in a big line (common during peak periods). You don’t want a cabbie taking you the long way (through the airport tunnel) to run up the meter. You don’t want to cabbie trying to sell you tickets for crap you aren’t interested in, nor giving you worthless advice on stuff they know little-to-nothing about. Just hoping that being “helpful” will net him a bigger tip. (Co’mon… you think that after their shift, cab drivers head out and hit every attraction on The Strip? They can’t wait to get to their suburban homes far away from their work environment).

In addition, getting a cab outside the tourism areas of Las Vegas is pretty much a very bad joke. Cabbies all want to be running people from hotel-to-hotel. Short rides, big tips. If you want to venture to an off-strip attraction or destination, good luck on getting a cab back. You’ll find out what locals have always known: Cab service outside the tourism core is almost impossible to get. (Locals who fly often know that if they call for a cab to get them from their house to the airport, they might as well kiss their flight goodbye).

Now, cabbies are complaining about the move to put more cabs on the street. Despite the fact that you often stand in long cab lines at the airport, and often can’t get a return cab if visiting an off-strip attraction (putting aside what us locals go through if we need one).

Hello Cabbies: No wonder fewer people are taking cabs at the airport. If only one or two in a party, much better, quicker, and cheaper to take one of the many airport shuttles. If a number of people in your party (or if you just want to travel in style), you can often get a town car or limo from the airport for not much more than a cab ride (especially when you factor in the long routes that many of them still use). I say this from experience: Many of our staff often use the tunnel that runs south of the airport, under the airport. We almost always see cabs full of (what is clearly) tourists. Guess what… The Strip is NORTH of the airport, not south of it.

Message to Visitors: Use shuttles or limos, and don’t expect to get a cab back to your hotel if you venture away from The Strip. Do expect for a cabbie to feed you lines of crap about stuff, just trying to get a bigger tip for being “informed” (ya… right). Note to Locals: You already know not to try to get a cab to come and take you anywhere. Perhaps it is time to support the efforts to put more cabs on the street. Between wait lines at the airport, and the inability to get timely cab service anywhere in town… it sounds like we need a LOT more cabs on the streets of Las Vegas.

Features Will Return – Many of your favorite features like the photos of the week, reader questions, gambling tips, and reader submitted photos will return in September. Still plenty of news and information this week.

Enjoy This Issue!



National Hockey League (NHL) Returns To Las Vegas As The Los Angeles Kings Face The Colorado Avalanche For “Frozen Fury X” At MGM Grand Saturday, Sept. 22 – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Los Angeles Kings return to Las Vegas for “Frozen Fury X” (Tickets) when they host an NHL pre-season game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Sept. 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. “Frozen Fury X” plans to feature a line-up of NHL all-star players from both rosters including Kings players Anze Kopitar, Michael Cammalleri and former Avalanche Defenseman Rob Blake. Avalanche all-stars include future Hall of Famer Joe Sakic, second-year standout Paul Stastny and former Kings Forward Ian Laperriere. Click to Read The Full Story …

RA Sushi Announces 93.1 The Party’s “Rollin’ with Whoopi” Creation Won Over Local Celebrity Judges And Is The Champion Of RA N’ Roll – Whoopi Goldberg To Sample The Roll Named In Her Honor – RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, located at the Fashion Show Mall, invited local media outlets to participate in RA N’ ROLL, a competition to create, name and submit an original recipe for a sushi roll. On Wednesday, August 1, a panel of local celebrity judges including Nathan Burton, Anthony Cools, Amazing Johnathan and his assistant Psychic Tanya, Ronn Lucas and Kevin Burke, sampled five rolls RA had selected as finalists. Considering overall taste, presentation and creativity of name, the judges then named the roll created by KPLV û FM 93.1 The Party, “Rollin’ with Whoopi,” as the winner. Click to Read The Full Story …

Health District Prepares To Issue Smoking Citations – After nearly eight months, health authorities are taking off the gloves in the fight over Nevada’s smoking ban. Since December, the Southern Nevada Health District has been trying to figure out how to enforce the ban around Las Vegas. They started by trying to get bars and restaurants on their side. But now they say that has not worked well enough, so it is time to go after the smokers themselves. If you are a smoker, the fines could be a real drag. Smokers who light up in restaurants or other locations could face a $100 fine. The health district says the time has come to target smokers, and not just the places they light up. Click to Read The Full Story …

Karaoke Comes To The Orleans Hotel And Casino – Brendan’s Irish Pub Features Karaoke Gurus, Jimmy Z And Sally Z – Brendan’s Irish Pub, inside The Orleans Hotel and Casino, is the newest spot to sing karaoke favorites, win cash prizes and dance the night away with friends. Karaoke-duo Jimmy Z and Sally Z will be hosting the festivities every Monday and Wednesday night at 8 p.m. and continuing the fun until midnight. All participating guests can enter to win cash prizes. Drawings will be held twice nightly. Jimmy Z and Sally Z have been amusing Las Vegas audiences since 1995 and are established hometown entertainers. Click to Read The Full Story …



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:

  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
  • 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

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 15, 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! Wow… what a great summer! We’ve had average temps (104 F) with only a couple of exceptions: An early summer week of 112-115 and a more recent week of monsoon storms with rain and humidity. But nothing last year where the overnight low didn’t dip below 90 on a couple of occasions.

Pardon Our Major Dust – We are phasing in a major upgrade to AccessVegas.com. This has been a year in the works, and we are talking into account the significant amount of your comments and suggestions. Do you ever feel that every travel site almost seems the same? We agree… we do too. Granted, we are very proud of this newsletter which was ground-breaking at the time, and continues to give Las Vegas visitors access to more of the important information every week they they will find in most any similar publication.

However, what others do simply isn’t good enough for us. We want to make both AccessVegas.com and our newsletter more fun, more interactive, and even more helpful. So… over the next 6-8 weeks we will be phasing in a new, more clean look to the site with many amazing new fun and helpful features.

We do ask for your patience: Just as many of the incredible hotel casino resorts here close off a section of the property for a brief time while they build new improvements, various areas of AccessVegas.com might not be available for short periods during this upgrade and expansion. Rest assured that all bookings and all our travel partners are up and operating 100% with no issues whatsoever. But certain sections like our famous free Las Vegas Computer Wallpaper gallery and a few other sections may not be open during this transition.

Hang with us… we are sure you will absolutely love the improvements that we bring online. While you are at it, why not tell a couple of friends about us? Send them to our Las Vegas Insider Vibe newsletter site where they can sign up to get this world-renowned newsletter and enjoy the information in our back issues!

Elvis Lives – On the 30’th anniversary of the death of The King, we want to give a huge tip of the hat to amazing Las Vegas based Elvis tribute artist Trent Carlini. I first saw him years ago at the (now imploded) Boardwalk on The Strip. (The Boardwalk was just north of the Monte Carlo, where MGM CityCenter is going in). He put on an amazing show and he now plays at The Sahara.

Many feel he is the absolute best Elvis impressionist out there, and that was validated when he won ABC Television’s Next Big Thing. He’s well worth checking out if your next visit is coming up. Even if we aren’t seeing you here anytime soon, I’m also including links go Trent Carlini audio and video for you to enjoy!

PS: A few of the great features often included in this newsletter will be absent for a couple more issues while we go through this transition. However… now is a great time to enjoy the archives including our Las Vegas Photos Gallery and our Newsletter Archives.

Enjoy This Issue!



Mamma Mia! Lights Up The Stage With Brilliant New Cast Members – In Its Fifth Year Mamma Mia! Continues To Bring Variety To The Stage – The longest-running and most successful Broadway musical to hit The Las Vegas Strip, MAMMA MIA! (Tickets), adds four new, talented principals from film, television and the stage to the Las Vegas cast on July 30, 2007. Recently celebrating its fourth anniversary in Las Vegas and still receiving rave reviews, MAMMA MIA! is fun, energetic and makes “you feel like you’re part of the event”- Las Vegas Review-Journal. Actress Libby Winters, joins MAMMA MIA! in the lead role of Sophie Sheridan, the bride-to-be. With experience in film, television and stage including “The Like Girl,” “Champs” and the New York musical White Noise, Winters brings new life to the show. Click to Read The Full Story …

Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois To Host Culinary Competition – Las Vegas Chefs Challenge – Battle: Aloha Soy – WHAT: Top chefs from around the Valley will go head-to-head to see whose cuisine reigns supreme at the Las Vegas Chef Challenge — Battle: Aloha Soy. Using soy sauce, the special ingredient from event sponsor Aloha Soy, chefs will compete to win the chance to represent Las Vegas at the national competition in Hawaii. WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2007 12 p.m. — 3 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …

Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards To Perform At Whiskey Pete’s Showroom – The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards will perform at Whiskey Pete’s Showroom in Primm, Nev., on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced at $24.99 plus applicable tax and fees are available at Whiskey Pete’s Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Edwards, former lead singer of The Temptations, began singing at age seven. This talented musician and gifted vocalist is known as one of the most influential vocal singers in the history of pop music. He has joined, left, and rejoined The Temptations three times. Click to Read The Full Story …

Las Vegas glitters with showy productions and theatre. But that may be changing as lush, innovative productions attract audiences like never before. The American Theatre Critics Association held its 2007 annual meeting smack in the heart of The Strip. Las Vegas critic Anthony Del Valle of the Las Vegas Review Journal and Michael Grossberg of The Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio, co-chaired the event, where 136 critics gathered from around the country. Click to Read The Full Story …

David Copperfield’s An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion Returns To MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre – Master magician and illusionist David Copperfield (Tickets) continues his 2007 tour at MGM Grand’s intimate 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with scheduled performances August 16 through September 19. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. with an additional 4:30 p.m. matinee show on August 18 and 25; September 1, 2, 3, 8 and 15. 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 …



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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:

  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
  • 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)

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 25, 2007

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Hello From Las Vegas! I’m not sure if we are in Nevada or Florida with the wacky weather we’ve had the past few days. Thunderstorms in the evening, periods of heavy rain and wind, and temps below normal with muggy nights. While some places get rain and wet winters, summer is our “monsoon” season. Having said that, nothing that really interrupts a vacation. The rain dumps then moves on 20 minutes later and cools the air a bit.

A few of you wondered where the brand new Bellagio Conservatory Route 66 photos promised for last issue were. Because of the huge piles of great Las Vegas info we had backlogged, we put out a special bonus issue over last weekend. This regularly schedules issue is here, and has all the great photos as promised. The Route 66 themed botanical display is truly one of the best seasonal displays they have ever done (and I’ve seen most of them)! Click to View Bellagio Gardens Route 66 Theme Photos

Our congratulations to Judy Craymer, the Producer of the world-renowned Mamma Mia! including Mamma Mia! Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. She was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her exceptional contributions to the theatrical community. Craymer was awarded Member of the British Empire, MBE, at the Queen’s Birthday Honours amongst other prominent figures in the entertainment industry. “This is one of the most exciting things to have happened to me in my professional life,” said Craymer. “Obviously I’m delighted. You never think you will be chosen and it is just wonderful to receive such recognition. It’s a real honor.”

Major Upgrades and Improvements… And It Is About Time! Over the next few weeks, you’ll see some amazing (and long planned) improvements here at AccessVegas.com. Your ability to book rooms, shows and everything else won’t be interrupted. However, we may have an intermittent newsletter schedule and some areas of the site will appear a bit bare bones during the upgrades. Pardon our dust the next few weeks. The end result will be a site much easier to use, navigate, and will have special new fun features for newsletter and site members.

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Featured Report and Photo Set:
Bellagio Gardens Summer 2007 Route 66

Take A Route 66 Road Trip Through Bellagio’s Conservatory and Gardens – Celebrate the Joys of Summer with Colorful Flowers – a Classic Corvette and a 42-foot Ferris Wheel (photos by Mark Jacobs, story courtesy of Bellagio) – This summer Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens provides nostalgic stops along the historical Route 66, the 2,400-mile highway that connected Chicago to Los Angeles, passing through three time zones and eight states. The Conservatory’s route is filled with thousands of vibrant plants, flowers and trees, a country fair and an automobile museum piece, offering a captivating view of summertime adventures. The Conservatory welcomes guests with a sumptuous roadside market replete with fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Coastal Redwoods, Weeping Willows, red roses and blue agapanthus flowers are overgrown along the roadside where the two market carts have made a home. The market’s red and green apples, cantaloupes, watermelons, tomatoes, broccoli and peppers tempt travelers and set the mood for the colorful and diverse display. The next stop on Bellagio’s Route 66 is a quiet town park. Here, beautiful rose hedges lead to a three-tiered fountain, 12-feet-tall and eight-feet-wide, where water gently flows amid luscious white statice flowers, red yarrow plants and moss. The rose hedges, filled with 4,000 red, orange, pink, yellow and peach Russian-cut roses, form cozy areas with vintage park benches while street lamps provide a soft glow.

The enchanting centerpiece of this memorable exhibit is a 42-foot Ferris wheel within a country fair setting. Surrounded by sunflowers and tent-tops, the authentic Ferris wheel’s seats are full of flowing ivy and glorious sunflowers.

High above the fair, three “cold air” balloons float up and down as would-be spectators survey the magnificent gardens and roadways below. The Conservatory’s Route 66 road trip ends as guests watch a classic convertible “drive” into the sunset. The 1962 fawn beige Corvette, loaned to Bellagio by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, is featured on a road of “Chocolate Chip” Ajuga plants and white statice flowers. A trio of vintage gas pumps, a desert landscape with Saguaro Cacti, and beautiful red Celosia and white azalea flowers provide the backdrop. Visitors are invited to enjoy the summer display at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens through September 8.

Summer Exhibit Fast Facts:

  • Total number of plants used: 10,000 flowers and 4,000 plants
  • Number of flower species: 7
  • Number of tree species: 3
  • 1962 fawn beige Corvette on loan from the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY
  • 42-foot authentic Ferris wheel was specially installed without a motor to ensure minimal movement

Click to enjoy the entire
Bellagio Gardens Summer 2007 Route 66 Photo Set

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Toni Braxton Extends Her Run At Flamingo Las Vegas Through February 16, 2008Flamingo Las Vegas announces that it will extend the successful live show, Toni Braxton: Revealed, through February 16, 2008. (Tickets) Six-time Grammy Award-winning artist and international headlining performer Toni Braxton opened her spectacular production in August 2006 and has been dazzling audiences ever since. Toni Braxton: Revealed is a sexy, entertaining and intimate evening with the woman who interprets the emotional essence of a song as no other artist can. Click to Read The Full Story …

The Ultimate Summer Party With Country Music Star Toby Keith As He Brings His “Big Dog Daddy Tour 2007” To Mandalay Bay Saturday, Sept. 8 With Special Guests Miranda Lambert & Flynnville Train – Toby Keith, a multi-platinum country music superstar and one of the most recognizable entertainers in the nation, will bring his “Big Dog Daddy Tour 2007” to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Sept. 8. (Tickets) ACMA award-winner Miranda Lambert as well as Flynnville Train will open the show at 8 p.m. Following a career-changing 2006, Keith launched his 2007 blockbuster tour in March and has big plans for the remainder of 2007 that include Las Vegas! Click to Read The Full Story …

The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater Continuing The American Legacy Of Excellence In Dance – Premiere Performance September 4, 2007 – Las Vegas’s new multicultural repertoire dance company, The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater (LVCDT), presents its debut season at The Cashman Theater on September 4th at 7:30pm & 5th at 2:00 p.m. LVCDT will present world-premiere Ballets, performed by acclaimed dancers from around the world, by choreographers, Donald McKayle and Bernard Gaddis. The evening will begin with the premiere performance of LVCDT at 7:30pm, following a post performance reception. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Reader Submitted Photos: – Paul Woodall said

Here are a few Vegas photos that you may use for your e-letter!

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Dear Ted:Up until now all of our trips to Las Vegas have leaned more towards shopping, sight seeing etc. This year we are planning a trip to Vegas but haven’t decided when yet because I’d like to aim this trip more for my husbands interests, (after all that shopping it only seems fair!).

He is very much a car enthusiast, anything relating to cars, car shows, hot rods, racing etc. having been in the body shop industry all his working life. When and where would be some good things to take in along these lines? Any advice would be appreciated it, especially by him.

Thank-you,
Heather Holcik

Ted Responds:

Imperial Palace Auto Collection is a must see on The Strip for any car enthusiast. The selection changes on a regular basis as cars are displayed and sold, but plenty of interesting variety. They claim $100,000,000 worth of inventory at any given time.

If a racing fan, Richard Petty Experience isn’t cheap, but will let you drive an actual race car around the same speedway NASCAR races on.

Wynn Las Vegas has Nevada’s exclusive factory-authorized Ferrari and Maserati dealership. Might want to poke your head in there.

Hope this helps!


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  • Civic Holiday (Canada) August 6 (3 day weekend)
  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
  • 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)

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 22, 2007

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Show Review: Le Reve

Reviewed July 15, 2007
by Nancy Dickinson

la reve wynn las vegas cirque soleil dragonThe Sandman himself, Franco Dragone, former creative influence for Cirque du Soleil, has created a portal into the world of dreams. This unparalleled, stand alone show has been nestled quietly in both the spectacular Wynn Resort and the unbridled subconscious of all. Constantly reinventing itself, Le Reve- A Small Collection of Imperfect Dreams (Tickets), is a show that celebrates to no end the love, hate, joy, and pain that comes with the magical and essential tool all humans share- The Dream.

Two instructions before viewing the show: #1 Get there early. Cirque du Soleil spirit has trickled down into Le Reve fueling the “show before the show.” Clowns in the form of a group of men in white suits and red swim caps make the audience their personal playground for humility. Anything from targeting bald men to stealing dates can happen as long as it involves making light of the human condition in all it’s imperfection. #2 Leave imagination boundaries at the door. It’s time to open up to all the possibilities a dream may propose. Click to Read The Complete Review…

Hot Temps — Cool Bachelorettes – The approaching summer months of July and August are two of the most popular months to tie the knot. Ladies, what better way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials than a trip to Las Vegas with some of your best gal pals? Check out these fuss-free, one-stop party packages:

  • Get Your Caramel FIX and Light up the Night inside Bellagio – Brides-to-be and their girlfriends are invited to experience a celebrity-class evening at Bellagio. This VIP package includes bottle service at inviting Caramel Bar and Lounge, a three-course dinner at FIX Restaurant & Bar and complimentary access to Light, one of Las Vegas’ most exclusive clubs.
  • See-and-Be-Seen at STACK and JET at The Mirage – This posh bachelorette package features a specially tailored, three-course dinner at STACK Restaurant & Bar at The Mirage. Afterwards, ladies are invited to dance the night away at JET Nightclub, one of the newest clubs on the Las Vegas Strip featuring three rooms with three dynamic sounds.
  • Enjoy an After-Hours Pamper Party at MGM Grand’s Cristophe Salon – World-class hair stylists, makeup artists and nail techs are all at your highly manicured fingertips. The ultra-exclusive After Hours Bachelorette Package at Cristophe Salon offers an evening of indulgent pampering to bachelorette parties of five or more. The two-hour experience includes hair styling, makeup application, mini-manicures and pedicures, champagne, decadent desserts and a group photo for everlasting memories.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will once again take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for what continues to be the biggest party of the year (Tickets). Jimmy Buffett’s “Bama Breeze” 2007 Tour comes to Las Vegas on Saturday, October 20 & 27, 2007. Parrotheads won’t want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience Vegas style. Tickets available for all Jimmy Buffett U.S. Dates.

Baby the Skin You’re In – It’s time for open-toe shoes, bare shoulders and flirty fashions. But, before you step out in summer’s hottest styles, become bare-it-all-ready with these beautifying spa treatments:

  • Dive into Fun, Seasonal Treatments at WET — The Spa at TI – During the summer months of June, July and August, WET — The Spa at Treasure Island offers three specialized treatments guaranteed to make a splash. The 50-minute Cooling Cucumber Wrap soothes and calms while the 75-minute Summer Splash combines a surf-and-sand body buff with a relaxing ocean massage. Guests also are invited to enroll in Flip Flop 101, an aromatic vanilla coconut mani/pedi that comes complete with a cute pair of summer sandals.
  • Give Your Body the Royal Treatment at Excalibur – The Royal Treatment Spa at Excalibur offers the perfect remedy for sun-burned skin. The 25-minute Aloe Wrap cools and soothes before a refreshing spritzer moisturizes and repairs.
  • Nurture Heat-Stressed Skin at Luxor – Detoxify and renew from the inside out at Nurture — The Spa at Luxor. The indulgent Citrus Marine Detox Body Toner relieves the effects of heat through a three-stage process. First guests are treated to an exfoliating sea salt and seaweed scrub before a rich Mediterranean marine mud is applied to nourish and moisturize. The service ends with a toning gel that tightens all the right spots.


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Reader Submitted Photos:

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)

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Reader Gary Hart send a number of great photos a few months ago. We ran some at the time, here are the rest!

Click on any of the above photos for more photos in that category, or enjoy all the photos in our Las Vegas Photo Gallery.

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].


Have a Vegas comment or question? Post To Our Message Boards!We love to hear from you, and value your feedback! Here’s how to participate:

  • Post a trip report to our brand new Trip Report Message Board section! (Simply click on the New Thread option. You may be prompted to register if a fist time user. That keeps our boards safe and spam-free)!
  • Post a comment, Vegas suggestion, or question to the appropriate category of our Message Boards.
  • Call our recorded comment line at 702-507-0055. We listen to every call.
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Readers Rants, Raves, and Questions – Great reader questions and comments from our Access Vegas Message Boards. Help someone out or post your own comment or question!


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:

  • Civic Holiday (Canada) August 6 (3 day weekend)
  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
  • 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!

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 18, 2007

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

Hello From Las Vegas! It’s been about 10 days since we last published. Chalk it up to a miserable combination of an internet outage earlier this week combined with a bad networking cord leaving us scratching our head and doing a lot of troubleshooting. It reminds me how much we talk the internet for granted, especially a power user such as myself who listens almost exclusively to radio online and looks up everything from business info to the TV listings online. (I do keep my phone book every time they deliver it. I find they make great doorstops).

World Series of Poker Has A Winner – California psychologist Jerry Chang won the main event, beating 6,358 people to capture the famed bracelet and the $8,250,000 first prize. The 39-year-old psychologist and social worker from Temecula (California) caught an inside straight on the final card of the final hand.

The rest of the top 5:

  • 2nd Place: Tuan Lam, 41, of Mississauga, Ontario (Canada), $4,840,981
  • 3rd Place: Raymond Rahme, 62, of Johannesburg, South Africa, $3,048,025
  • 4th Place: Alex Kravchenko, 36, of Moscow, Russia, $1,852,721
  • 5th Place: Jon Kalmar, 34, of Chorley, Lancashire (UK), $1,255,069

Pictures, Pictures and More Pictures – We’ve had staff photographer Mark out and about. Many new photo sets soon to be posted, including this weeks set from the Siren’s of Treasure Island Tryouts. (Mark should have paid us for getting to do that assignment)! Click photo for complete gallery:

Sirens of TI perform nightly at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. in front of of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Schedule does change seasonally and is usually posted in front of the hotel. Also available: Sirens of TI Performance Photos

If that isn’t your thing, next issue we’ll bring you the spectacular Route 66 Themed Display currently at The Bellagio. Although the display (which changes seasonally) is always a must-see, this one is particularly spectacular. Here is a preview:

Tickets, Tickets and More Tickets – We not only have tickets to all the great Las Vegas shows, but concerts and sporting events across the United States:

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, treat yourself to some great seats to your favorite events!

Charity Concert and Bike Show – If you are a local or going to be in town Saturday night July 21, check out the flyer for the charity concert posted in this issue taking place at Steiners Pub, just four miles south of Mandalay Bay, on Las Vegas Blvd. (The Strip). Going to be both a fun and worthwhile time!

Victor H. Royer’s gambling columns will return in August with a great series on video poker. In the meantime, you can enjoy all of his archived Casino Gambling Tips.

Enjoy This Issue!



Ultimate Fighting Championship Presents UFC 74: Respect Live From Mandalay Bay August 25 – Randy Couture Takes On Gabriel Gonzaga In First Heavyweight Title Defense; Georges St-Pierre Returns To The Octagon To Battle Josh Koscheck In Special Feature – Fight fans around the world watched this past March as Randy “The Natural” Couture dominated Tim Sylvia for five rounds to become the only man in mixed martial arts history to win the UFC World Heavyweight title three times. Seven weeks later, millions sat in awe as Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga scored a devastating knockout over Mirko “Cro Cop,” one of the most skilled and feared heavyweights in the world. Having earned the respect of sports fans worldwide, the two best heavyweights in the UFC, Couture and Gonzaga, will face each other in one of the most highly anticipated title fights Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center (Tickets). Click to Read The Full Story …

Hooters Casino Hotel Sizzles This Summer With Live Music At Porch Dogs – Porch Dogs Offers Free Live Music Wednesday Through Sunday All Summer Long – This summer, Hooters Casino Hotel welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy the greatest live music on The Strip – without spending a dime. Every Wednesday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Porch Dogs, inside Hooters Casino Hotel, invites guests to dance the summer nights away to live music from local favorites including the soulful Mike Soli and the always popular Scotty Alexander. Starting the weekend early is Mike Soli, performing Wednesdays and Thursdays. Soli is an expressive and soothing solo acoustic act known for his pure raw talent. With a serene tenor voice and acoustic-based arrangements, Soli will give guests the chance to relax and unwind at Porch Dogs. Click to Read The Full Story …

Eagles-Great Joe Walsh Is Set To Perform At Buffalo Bills Star Of The Desert Arena – The legendary Joe Walsh will kick off his 15-stop coast-to-coast tour with a performance at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev., on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. (Tickets) Walsh is best known for his solo hits “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Life’s Been Good” and the Eagles classics “Love Will Keep Us Alive” and “Hotel California.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Smashing Pumpkins Add Stop To The Pearl – Influential rockers Announce North American Tour Dates Including A September 13 Stop At The Palms – Fresh off of the success of their latest single “Tarantula” from the most anticipated album to date Zeitgeist (July 10, 2007), underground rockers Smashing Pumpkins announce their North American tour dates (Tickets) including a stop at the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The show will take place Thursday, September 13, 2007, at 8 p.m. following just days after the MTV Video Music Awards take the stage at the very same venue. Click to Read The Full Story …

Summer Concert And Charity Bike Fest In Las Vegas: Two Bands, DJ’s, And Sik-n-Twisted Psychles On Display – Entry Fee Only $1 Plus One Canned Good – The event is on Saturday, JULY 21, 2007 it will benefit Child Haven & the Salvation Army Food Bank. It is co-sponsored by Las Vegas Harley Davidson & Nevada Beverage. For each motorcycle that shows up and donates $1.00 Steiner’s will match that $1.00, also each biker is being told to bring at least one canned or dry good item. Guest’s are also being told to bring dry or canned goods and Steiner’s will buy them their first draft (max.1 draft no matter how many items). Click to Read The Full Story …

Local Wichita Couple Made Las Vegas History As The First Couple To Wed At Midnight On The Luckiest Day Ever – Atop The Stratosphere Tower Thrill Ride, The Big Shot 7-7-7Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower set a property record for performing wedding ceremonies in one day on July 7, 2007 (7-7-7). Wichita couple, David and Amy Feather, chose to make their experience truly memorable by performing their ceremony atop The Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck, approximately 1000 ft overlooking the fabulous Las Vegas Strip at exactly midnight. The couple completed their experience by riding on the Big Shot, the world’s highest thrill ride. Click to Read The Full Story …

Comedic Jimmy Emerson Transforms Into Roseanne Barr To Host ‘La Cage’ (Tickets) – He Also Plays Anna Nicole Smith, Peggy Lee, Ethel Merman, ‘Madonna’s Big Sister’ & ‘Tammy Spraynette’ – Jimmy Emerson will host “La Cage” at the Riviera as Roseanne Barr beginning Wednesday, July 11th. He said, “I will still be doing my comedic characters of ‘Madonna’s Bigger Sister’ and ‘Tammy Spraynette’ but now you will get to see my monologue as Roseanne Barr who recently played The Strip. I’m going to include a little Ethel Merman, Peggy Lee and Anna Nicole Smith along with a couple of other big gals.” Click to Read The Full Story …



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Reader Submitted Photos: – Paul Gatenby said

Enjoys these photos for the newsletter… Thanks.

Click on any of the above photos for more photos of each hotel, or enjoy all the photos in our Las Vegas Photo Gallery.

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Dear Ted:My husband and I stayed at the Mirage Hotel from June 2-7th. On the morning of June 7th, at about 8:30 a.m. there was a loud alarm that sounded loudly in our hotel room. It said something to the effect that the hotel was “investigating an incident.” Although we were already awake, it was rather frightening. About 5 minutes later, another message came on stating that the “incident has been resolved.”

When we went downstairs, I had asked a casino manager what it was about and no one seemed to even be aware that there had been an alarm that had sounded, or at least they acted like they hadn’t. Would you happen to know WHY this alarm went off and WHAT it was about on June 7th? We have stayed in many hotels on the Las Vegas strip and have never experienced this before.

Kevin Cardiff

Ted Responds:

Sounds like the fire alarm. I’ve experienced quite a few because of the time I’ve spend in casinos over the years.

Because even a little smoke somewhere in the “back of the house” (away from guests) or any number of other minor fire or smoke incidents set off the alarm, they don’t want everyone going crazy and running for the doors right away.

With all of the hotel staff and surveillance, they can usually source the smoke or small fire incident pretty quickly. If it is more than a very tiny fire (perhaps some paper in an ash tray or something small), they would then ask people to vacate the building. If they investigate and find no problems or something quickly taken care of, the incident is resolved.

When in a hotel here and the alarm goes off, I pretty much go about my business. But I do keep my ears open to any announcements. The hotel will err on the side of caution if at all they feel the building should be vacated.


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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 4, 2007

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Hello From Las Vegas! Huge local news week out of Las Vegas, but not necessarily for the right reasons. So we’ll jump right in:

Moron Shoots Up The New York, New York – A deranged man who apparently was looking for a fight with the police and going through immense personal troubles opened gunfire in New York, New York Hotel Casino.

Two off-duty police and two military guys tackled him and kept further harm from happening until security and local police arrived. (Side Note: The hotel noted that they are taking very good care of these heroes and will also invite them for a comped return visit). No one was killed, and injuries to a very few were minor. We’ve gathered the following news links:

Last year, we had the guy high on various substances and (allegedly) thinking that people were after him and that he had to inflict harm on people drove up on the sidewalk by Ballys killing and injuring a number of people.

So, how safe is Las Vegas? Let’s put a few things in perspective: Over 41,000,000 people visit Las Vegas each year. Incidents like this are amazingly few and far between.

In fact, committing a crime in our tourism areas is a foolish act considering that our Metro (Local) Police patrol The Strip, each casino has extensive security to keep you (and their cash) safe, and cameras are everywhere. Very few places on the Las Vegas Strip exist where you are out of site of a security camera.

Let’s put this in a personal perspective: I’ve lived here almost 15 years and have visited The Strip in “tourist” mode* thousands of times. (* Tourist mode meaning out and about actually on The Strip, just as you the tourist would as opposed to someone working in a casino who enters through the back then goes home without ever walking The Strip and experiencing all of the things you do).

I’ve encountered no problems, never been worried, and won’t be staying away from our tourism areas. I’m no math wizard, but you seriously probably have a better chance on winning tens of millions on a Megabucks machine than the odds of having something harmful happen to you while visiting Las Vegas.

The other big story was the heat. Yes… it got damn hot. 116 degrees last week, with overnight lows in the 90’s. A few related stories:

Look… I love Las Vegas. 110 doesn’t register with me. Hot? Yes. But not a problem. We get temps 115 and above less often than many cold climates get blizzards or ice storms. Give me 110 any day over freezing temps. I don’t own snow chains, snow tires, a snow shovel, and own far more shorts than long pants.

Having said that… when visiting here in the summer, please take precautions. Stay indoors, and still keep drinking plenty of water. Our humidity last week dipped to 3% on a number of occasions. Even indoors, water is being sapped out of your body.

My water tip? Skip the bars and their expensive, little water bottles. Every hotel has a gift shop, where you will find more reasonable prices. Up and down The Strip are various sundry stores that also will have big, cold bottles of water at reasonable prices. Use them. (By the way… this same tip for finding more reasonably prices bottles of water also works for finding reasonably priced beer all year long).

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Mamma Mia! Lights Up The Stage With Brilliant New Cast Members – In Its Fifth Year Mamma Mia! Continues To Bring Variety To The Stage – The longest-running and most successful Broadway musical to hit The Las Vegas Strip, MAMMA MIA! (Tickets), adds four new, talented principals from film, television and the stage to the Las Vegas cast on July 30, 2007. Recently celebrating its fourth anniversary in Las Vegas and still receiving rave reviews, MAMMA MIA! is fun, energetic and makes “you feel like you’re part of the event”- Las Vegas Review-Journal. Actress Libby Winters, joins MAMMA MIA! in the lead role of Sophie Sheridan, the bride-to-be. With experience in film, television and stage including “The Like Girl,” “Champs” and the New York musical White Noise, Winters brings new life to the show. Click to Read The Full Story …

Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominee Diamond Rio Is Set To Perform Friday, July 13 At Whiskey Pete’s Showroom – After their recent Academy of Country Music nominations for “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Vocal Collaboration of the Year” for “Me And God,” Diamond Rio will perform at Whiskey Pete’s Showroom in Primm, Nev., on Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m. (Tickets) Diamond Rio is best known for their classic songs “Meet in the Middle” and “Love a Little Stronger” and their latest hits “I Believe” and “What a Beautiful Mess.” Click to Read The Full Story …

American Superstars Show At The Stratosphere Casino Hotel And Tower To Add Prince Tribute For A Limited Engagement – The American Superstars (Tickets) show at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower will add Jason Tenner as Prince to its line-up of celebrity tributes to yesterday’s and today’s hottest music stars for a limited engagement beginning July 9, announced American Casino & Entertainment Properties officials. “Jason Tenner is a veteran performer who makes you believe that you are hearing and seeing Prince. It takes a very talented showman to even come close to matching the raw energy and musical brilliance that makes Prince so endearing to his fans,” says Mark Callas, who produces American Superstars with his Springtime Productions partner, Donny Moore. Click to Read The Full Story …

Las Vegas Kwik-E-Mart – Yes, the Las Vegas area has one of the only a handful 7-11 stores across the U.S. which have been converted to Kwik-E-Mart stores in honor of the new Simpsons movie. The location is in the suburb of Henderson at 1400 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012

Unfortunately, it is about 14 miles from The Strip. Unless you drive to town or have a rental car, expect a $40-60 cab trip (and excessive problems getting a cab back for the return trip. Cabs don’t like serving area neighborhoods when they can be long-hauling tourists, running up the meter, and generally giving out crappy advice that makes them sound “helpful” in search of a bigger tip). Also, be prepared for something that shocks many visitors: You’ll end up in a nice but very normal neighborhood that is night-and-day from the glitz of The Strip.

Gladys Knight Set To Perform At Buffalo Bill’s Star Of The Desert Arena – Motown diva and Las Vegas veteran Gladys Knight will perform at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev., on Friday, July 20 at 9 p.m. Best known for time spent as Gladys Knight & the Pips, Knight celebrates her beginnings as well as finds success as a solo artist. Her soulful R&B songs appeal to a variety of audiences with favorites such as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and singles “That’s What Friends Are For” and “End of the Road Medley: If You Don’t Know Me By Now.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Crazy Girls Volunteer For Double Date To Benefit Adam & Eve Fling – New Vista Community For Handicapped Adults To Benefit From Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction – Two of the dancer-performers from the “Crazy Girls,” (Tickets) the Russian model Valentina Smirnova and California beauty Summer Ferguson will be the first ladies on the auction block on Thursday, July 12th for a double date at the 4th Annual Adam and Eve Charity Love Fling Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction at The Empire Ballroom to benefit the New Vista Community. A VIP table of eight is $500 or VIP tickets are $65 per person while general admission is $20 per person. To purchase VIP tickets call Molly at 702.457.4677 at Ext. 27 or go online at newvistacommunity.org. You must be 21 to attend this function. The VIP party will be from 6 p.m. to about 7:15 p.m. The VIP admission includes guaranteed seating, a cocktail, appetizers; early admission and an awesome goodie bag. The bidding begins at 7:45 p.m. with the “Crazy Girls.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week:– will return next week. Please enjoy the thousands of great Las Vegas photos archives in our Access Vegas Photo Gallery. Also, scroll down for some great reader submitted photos this week!

Gambling Talk: Playing Middle Pairs In Tournaments – Part Two – with Victor H. Royer. Playing pocket 10s in late positions: Whenever you find yourself in late positions with pocket 10s, and the action has either been passed to you, or there have been only one or two limpers before it becomes your turn to act, play pocket 10s as if they were pocket Aces. By playing them so strongly you will advertise the fact that you indeed have a very strong hand, and therefore are likely to win not only the blinds, if those are the only opponents whom you are facing, but also the amount that has been invested in this pot by the limpers who have so called before you. Click to Read Complete Article…



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I saw you note about photos of Vegas in your last newsletter, here’s some from one of our previous trips a year or so ago. I thought I’d try some night shots. We’re from Basingstoke in the UK, and will hopefully get back to Vegas some time in the next couple of years.

Geoff Hawley
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Thanks for sharing stunning photos! We know that many of you enjoy playing with your digital camera settings and are getting some amazing photos of Las Vegas (especially at night when things really light up).

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 20, 2007

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Ted was on assignment this week. He was last seen mumbling something about having to do in-depth research on the various European-style pools that have been gaining in popularity in Las Vegas. He should return next week. Please enjoy the stories and links as prepared by Amy Raynor-Cooley.

Correction: Last week’s comment that the Frontier was closing later this week should have read “later next month.” The exact closure date is July 15, 2007.

The Las Vegas Hilton will be having a fireworks display on the 4’th. So far, this is the only one in the vicinity of The Strip that we’ve heard about. Probable best place to view it? Top of the parking garage of The Hilton or Riviera. (View from The Sahara might be blocked by the Turberry Towers). We’d suggest at least being north of Wynn Las Vegas for best possible chance to view. Many other displays are taking place around town: Las Vegas Fourth of July Fireworks and Events List



Vets Observe New Baby Dolphin At The Mirage – A baby dolphin born at the Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage is making a big splash. The male calf was born late Friday evening, and so far, he is doing just fine. The four day old calf is under constant watch by visitors and by a whole team of veterinarians at the Mirage’s Dolphin Habitat. Dolphin births in captivity are rare, and it will take several more weeks for this to be considered a successful birth. But vets say the 25 pound calf id doing well. It helps that his mother has some experience in child rearing. Click to Read The Full Story …

Lee Greenwood And Crystal Gayle To Perform At Buffalo Bill’s Star Of The Desert Arena – Patriotic Duo In Concert Fouth Of July Weekend – Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle will perform at the Star of the Desert Arena Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. (Tickets) Greenwood became a staple of modern-day nationalism with his song “God Bless the USA.” While best known for this patriotic hymn, Greenwood has a string of other hits including: “Dixie Road,” “I.O.U.” and “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Joe “Paris” Trammel Takes Stand And Stays In Jail – Las Vegas Comic To Serve Remainder Of Sentence Handed To Paris Hilton – WHAT: Prop Comic, Joe Trammel, a.k.a. The TV Guy, has taken a stand and will serve the remainder of the 23 day jail sentence given to Paris Hilton. Joe’s goal is to live inside the cell dressed like Paris to complete the entire term and send a message that people need to take responsibility for their actions. When asked about the public incarceration, Joe “Paris” Trammel stated, “Paris did the crime, it is now left to me, the TV Guy, to do her time.” Click to Read The Full Story …

A Pair Of Illusionists – Frank Marino the star of “An Evening at La Cage” (Tickets) who plays Joan Rivers and a “Femme Fatale” in “An Evening at La Cage” at the Riviera on The Las Vegas Strip visits with the world’s highest paid magician’s assistant on opening night Saturday, June 2nd at Planet Hollywood where Pamela Anderson performs in “Hans Klok – The Beauty of Magic.” (Tickets) Pamela celebrates her big 4-0 birthday on Sunday, July 1st. Click to Read The Full Story …

Bonafide Expands Performances and Adds Saturday Nights at Club Madrid Inside Sunset Station – Bonafide is one of the most sought after reggae bands on the West Coast and will be performing every Saturday night at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station in addition to their Friday night performances at Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino. Originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Bonafide has toured extensively through Japan, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. Reggae aficionados are probably most acquainted with the group’s recent releases, “Reggae Time,” “Run the Club” and “Why,” also featuring Luciano and dancehall DJ, Lexus. Click to Read The Full Story …



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  • Civic Holiday (Canada) August 6 (3 day weekend)
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  • 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 – June 13, 2007

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Hello From Las Vegas! We stopped by The Frontier (New Frontier, whatever) on Monday just for a final walk-through before they close it later this week. The Frontier never had that special distinction that The Sands or The Stardust had, but certainly a landmark none-the-less.

Treat Dadá To A Concert – Just a reminder that we have great tickets for sports and concert events nationwide, not just here in Las Vegas. Can’t think of that perfect Father’s Day gift? Nothing like tickets to his favorite band or sports team. Check out our huge selection at Tickets.AccessVegas.com

We are happy to answer questions… but: We very much appreciate reader feedback and questions. It helps shape our content and keeps this newsletter the very best it can be. However, a couple of important notes…

  1. Many times, we are asked about something discussed or linked to in a recent newsletter. We put significant hard work into gathering all of the information we send you. Please at least do us the courtesy of looking over the last few issues in our archives before sending in a question. You might be amazed that we already covered the topic (and many others you were interested in).
  2. Almost every week, people ask “When will (insert name of concert or show) tickets be on sale.” We publish as often as we do to get you the most fresh info possible. If we have tickets available, you know right away!Sidebar: A rumor of a pending performer (including but not limited to the perpetual rumor that Michael Jackson is going to have a show here) does NOT mean a show is pending or that tickets are available. Once again… if you are a regular reader, you find out about new shows and tickets as soon as we know!

Las Vegas Still Cigar Friendly – Although the (often flouted) smoking ban has attempted to impact both cigar and cigarette smoking, cigar aficionados and those who just indulge on special occasions still have places to enjoy the “long ashes” of a good cigar. The L.A. Times recent article Las Vegas cigar lounges roll out the welcome mat is a nice primer.

Legally, you can enjoy them outdoors, on the casino floor (including bars on a casino floor) and in nightclubs/lounges that do not serve food. As always, be polite and ask the bartender if cigar smoking is acceptable or simply patronize the places mentioned in the article. Also, a tip of the hat to the nationally syndicated, fine living oriented Cigar Dave Show who has our own gaming expert Victor H. Royer as a guest every year. (Click for audio archives of Victor H. Royer on the Cigar Dave Show).

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Michael Buble Will Perform Live At The MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 14 – The young singing sensation Michael Buble (Tickets) brings his 2007 tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 14. In what many believe will be one of the hottest concerts of the year, Buble brings his irrepressible spirit, engaging humor and confident charisma to the concert stage. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …

Fantasy Adds Provocative New Dance Numbers – Fantasy, the seductive adult revue at Luxor, recently added several dance numbers to the steamy production. (Fantasy Tickets) The new spellbinding routines captivate audience members as the beautiful cast acts out sensual fantasies nightly. Earlier this month, FANTASY introduced several numbers including a new opening dance routine and an original song entitled “Goin’ to Vegas” written and performed by FANTASY songstress Stephanie Jordan. In 2006, FANTASY introduced “Don’t Stop,” an upbeat number featuring an original song by Cris Judd and Darren Sher. Click to Read The Full Story …

Bernard Hopkins Battles Winky Wright Saturday, July 21 At Mandalay Bay Live On Pay-Per-View – When boxing historians look at the current era of boxing, two names will stand out among the finest of this generation û Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright (Tickets). However, for these fierce competitors, being one of the elite is not enough. On Saturday, July 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center live on HBO Pay-Per-View, Hopkins and Wright will battle one another to claim supremacy. “I’m back and my record speaks for itself,” said Hopkins, the former undisputed middleweight champion whose Ring magazine light heavyweight belt will be on the line in this 170-pound bout. Click to Read The Full Story …

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country – The Newest Place To Round Up – Nightspot To Become Hottest Destination For Country Fans – Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is the latest venue offering foot-stoppin’ good times for the cowboys and cowgirls at heart. Conveniently located on Las Vegas Boulevard, just north of the South Point Hotel and Casino, Stoney’s is the largest one-level nightlife spot in Las Vegas with more than 20,000 square feet dedicated to country fun. Scheduled to open late July, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country will feature weekly live entertainment on the 45-foot by 25-foot main stage using a state-of-the-art Meyers Concert Series sound system to amplify the sounds of local, regional and national talent acts. The elevated 2,500 square foot hardwood dance floor is flanked by two full-service bars, that at 40 feet and 50 feet ensure quick drink service. Other bar highlights include three 44-foot mini bowling lanes and four pool tables. Click to Read The Full Story …

Lance Burton Charity Work: Working With Children Can Be Magical – Nobody was more surprised and pleased then Lance Burton (Tickets) when he was named “MOST GENEROUS LAS VEGAN” by the editors of the 2007 Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 26th ANNUAL BEST OF LAS VEGAS POLL. He was in good company with Andre Agassi chosen by the readers. This was in addition to winning “Best Magician” for seven consecutive times in the coveted poll. The R-J staffers summed it up in a nutshell saying, “No matter how masterful a magician Lance Burton is, he can’t expand time. So the time and talent he contributes may be even more valuable than the financial support he lends to organizations from the Animal Foundation to the Shriner’s Zelzah Temple Transportation Fund, which buys vans equipped with wheelchair lifts to bring disabled children to The Shriner’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Click to Read The Full Story …

Sushi Roku Showcases The Midas Touch with Its Lustrous Cocktail Restaurant Creates Signature Drink For One Day Only, July 7, 2007 – Sushi Roku launches a signature drink, Shichi meaning seven in Japanese, designed for the luckiest day of the century: July 7, 2007. Sushi Roku’s Shichi cocktail is a superstar citrus blend that is sure to strike gold. Named after the seven Japanese gods of good fortune, this drink is assembled with 1 ounce of Hangar One Kaffir Lime vodka and Midori, a 1/2 fresh-squeezed lime, a splash of triple sec and 1 ounce of lemon sour. After the ingredients are mixed in a shaker, the liquid is strained into a martini glass and garnished with a 24K gold leaf-wrapped lime. Click to Read The Full Story …

Alexis Gershwin, Niece Of Composers George And Ira Gershwin, Pays Tribute To Her Uncles’ Timeless Music In “Gershwin Sings Gershwin” At The Suncoast Beginning July 20th Through July 22nd – A beautiful Gershwin will sing beautiful Gershwin music July 20th through July 22nd at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino’s Showroom located at 9090 Alta Drive, Las Vegas with showtime at 7:30 p.m. Alexis Gershwin, niece of famous composers George and Ira Gershwin, will perform the Gershwins’ memorable classics including “Embraceable You”, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”, “Our Love Is Here To Stay”, and “S’wonderful,” among others. Click to Read The Full Story …

The Second City — Las Vegas Opens All New Revue At The Flamingo – Sin City’s Favorite Improv Comedy Troupe Launches Sixth Season Of Side-Splitting Laughs – The Second City and Jam Theatricals are proud to announce the opening of an all-new revue at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel on Monday, June 11th at 8pm. Under the direction of Jim Carlson, the Las Vegas edition of The Second City (Tickets) features a variety of scenes, songs and improvisation, including bad hypnotists, maniacal helicopter pilots and a rap inspired by the fall of Don Imus. Click to Read The Full Story …

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Tao Nightclub Las Vegas Photos – Located in the beautiful Venetian Hotel and Casino, Tao Nightclub (Info and VIP Passes) is a city to itself, an Asian city. This 40,000 square foot monster is a work of art. With tubs filled with naked ladies and rose petals to all the far east decor, to the 40 foot buddah, the partners of the New York Tao has successfully brought the Pacific Rim to the City of Sin. The nightclub is divided into three areas, the main room with the dance floor and the skyboxes, the House room and the Ultra Lounge downstairs.

Gambling Talk: Playing Middle Pairs In Tournaments – Part One – with Victor H. Royer. Middle pairs can be very troubling for a great many players, particularly in poker tournaments. Some of them tend to look very good, and as a result they can very often be misplayed. These are the pairs that are traditionally considered to be middle pairs. All of them are highly vulnerable to overcards, and therefore all of them should be played extremely cautiously. In late positions, you can play pocket 9s as if they were pocket 10s, but other than that any of these medium pears are usually a candidate for the muck. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week: Sunset Strip – “Sunset Strip” is a rockin’ band that fills the room with great sounds and funky beats. Bringing together some of the finest musicians and performers in the industry, “Sunset Strip” proudly presents two of the most talented vocalists to one stage. Lorena Peril and Sina Foley each possess unique styles and amazing vocal strength. Sunset Strip performs in the lounge of the Las Vegas Hilton.

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Attached is a photo of the Stratosphere-close up! This was taken from a Maverick Helicopter tour chopper on our way back from the Grand Canyon. The Stratosphere is where we got engaged, so it’s a special place for us. You just got to love Vegas!

Kent Richardson

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Ted Responds:

We haven’t talked about Maverick Helicopter Tours much lately, so now is a great time to remind everyone that I consider it a “must do” on a Las Vegas vacation. I’ve done almost everything there is to see and do in town, and nothing compares to flying over the Las Vegas Strip in a Maverick Helicopter.

Those who take a Grand Canyon Tour get to fly over The Strip on their return from the Canyon. Maverick also offers stand-alone night flights over The Strip are are nothing short of amazing. (Note to self: I haven’t been up over The Strip in a Maverick chopper lately… arrange to do so).

Maverick isn’t a discount company. They are professional, top-notch, newest and most comfortable equipment, and no accidents or incidents. Also, their terminal is just south of Mandalay Bay so you spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time in transit. Click for Maverick Helicopter Information.

More Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas Photos

Here is my photo taken from my room at the Excalibur. Let’s call this one “Sunrise on the Strip”.Thomos Grossá

More Las Vegas Strip Photos

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].


Dear Ted:We recently returned home from our umpteenth visit to beautiful Las Vegas over the last ten years, and I would like to make a comment about the so-called Californication of Las Vegas.One of the best things about your town, and Nevada in general, is its permissive, tolerant attitude. Now, we noticed, since the last time we were in Las Vegas in December, that suddenly there is no smoking in restaurants and also rest rooms, in most of the casino properties. This is simply stupid. There was never a big problem of people smoking in restaurants anyway, and smoking in rest rooms may have made it harder to keep the rest rooms clean, but now the people who maintain rest rooms just get smaller tips. Is this good for your economy?

For your info – I am a 53 year old pipe/cigar smoker who would never think of lighting up in a restaurant, since I wouldn’t want to offend anybody, because I am a polite person.

What we all need is a return to common courtesy, not legislating the Wild West out of Las Vegas. If they ever ban smoking in the casinos, we wouldn’t want to come visit anymore. Gamblers smoke – LIVE WITH IT!

Sincerely,

Kevin Cardiff
Baltimore, MD

Ted Responds:

I am someone who enjoys a cigar from time-to-time (only where appropriate), and we followed this issue in a huge way in our newsletter last year and earlier this year.

If you scroll down to the “More News” area with news links in our newsletter, we continue to stay on top of it. Rebellion and lawsuits are rampant, and certain businesses (and people) are thumbing their nose at this law that barely passed with 54% of the vote.

Even though your visit is done, I encourage you to stay subscribed to our newsletter as we will continue to feature news links regarding this in the second half of our newsletter. Also, please do consider telling friends and family about our newsletter if they have any interest in Las Vegas. Sign-up is at no cost at AccessVegas.com.


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