Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 29, 2006

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Hello From Las Vegas! We have a freeze advisory tonight. It might get down to freezing the next couple of nights, and highs have only been in the 50’s. Brrrrrrrrr! It has been sunny, but I’ll tell you what: I’ll take our 100 degree summers where we can enjoy the air conditioning in the day, and hang out by the pool all night long instead of freezing overnights. We very rarely dip this low.

Nevada Southern Railway – Riding a tourist train isn’t what most people think of when they think of Las Vegas, but part of the railroad track originally built to haul supplies to Hoover Dam is alive and well running as a tourist railroad in Boulder City (about halfway between Las Vegas and Hoover Dam). The Nevada Southern Railway even offers cab rides and the opportunity to be an “Engineer for an Hour.” Might be worth checking out for train buffs, those with kids, or anyone wanting to enjoy a fun piece of history.

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With Christmas less than a month away, we have a special video for you of Blue Man Group playing Jingle Bells. That, plus all the latest Las Vegas news, events and fun stuff you expect from us every week so let’s get to it.

Enjoy This Issue!



Show Review:
Zumanity – Another Side of Cirque Du Soleil

Reviewed November 2006
by Nancy Dickinson

Cirque du Soleil has always enlightened the spirit with brilliant expeditions celebrating life, beauty, and humanity. It is then only natural that the sultry free-flowing-love show “Zumanity” be born. After all, what is one of humanity’s undoubtedly favorite and essential functions?…sex of course. Love is limitless at the New York New York heating up a giant Las Vegas bedroom cabaret style. Zumanity is peeling away the glorious layers of intimacy and sexuality with a story about personal freedom and acceptance, beauty in all it’s facets, and the celebration of the mysterious, wonderfully convoluted…love. Click to Read Complete Review

Beatles’ LOVE Album Celebrates New Cirque du Soleil Show at The Mirage -á Beatles lovers rejoice! Apple Corps Ltd. and Capitol Records have released the Beatles LOVE album. The much-anticipated album contains the music featured in the Cirque du Soleil/Apple Corps collaborative production, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage. After being asked by the remaining Beatles to make experimental mixes from their master tapes for a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Sir George Martin, The Beatles’ legendary producer, and his son Giles Martin have been working with the entire archive of Beatles’ recordings to create LOVE.

Barry Manilow Trivia Question: When did Barry Manilow (resident headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton) begin his first solo tour? Answer: Barry began his own first solo tour in 1974 and the release of “Mandy” started an unprecedented string of 25 consecutive Top 40 hits, including “Even Now,” “This One’s for You,” “Weekend in New England,” “I Write the Songs” and “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again.” Four years later, five of Barry’s albums were on the charts at the same time, a record equaled only by Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis. Barry’s current album, BARRY MANILOW’S THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE SIXTIES, is tearing up the charts.

Mamma Mia!, The Smash Hit Musical Based On The Songs Of ABBA, Will Celebrate Its 1500th Show At Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino On November 29. – Now in its fourth triumphant year, MAMMA MIA! has been the most successful full-scale musical ever to play on the Las Vegas Strip. Named the Number #1 Show in Las Vegas by Mike Weatherford of the Las Vegas Review Journal, MAMMA MIA! has not only experienced success in Las Vegas — it has been seen by over 27 million people around the globe and has more productions playing worldwide than any other current Broadway musical. Click to Read The Full Story …

Thanksgiving Day Begins Month Long Las Vegas Show Specials! All Military are Free & Las Vegas Locals get ‘2 for 1′ at Larry G. Jones’ Impressionist show – ‘Tis the season to be entertained and Larry G. Jones — The Man of 1002 Voices helps keep the jingle in your pockets & get the joy in your heart! Starting November 23, and continuing through December 25, 2006: All military (including police and firefighters) get in free and all Las Vegas Locals get ‘2 for 1′ Show tickets at Jones’ Singing Impressionist/Comedy show at Fitzgeralds Casino Showroom, 9pm nightly (except Tues,Wed). “In appreciation of their service and as a thank you to the locals for all the support during my last 4 years as a Las Vegas impressionist I just wanted to offer something in return” Jones said. Click to Read The Full Story …

Hot Drink Recipes to Spice up the Holiday Season – Cold weather calls for hot drinks and what better way spice up the holiday season than a hot toddy!? These recipes, straight from Bellagio’s own Master Mixologist Drew Levinson, are guaranteed to make you feel warm and cozy right down to your toes.

Tequila Toddy — a fun variation on the standard
¥ oz Gran Centenario Anejo Tequila
¢ oz Fresh Agave Nectar
¢ fresh lime juice

Add ingredients to hot water in heated coffee mug and stir well with a spoon.
Garnish with a lime wheel and cinnamon stick

Hot Buttered Rum – made to order from scratch

1 ¢ oz. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
2 heaping teaspoons hot buttered rum mix***

Mix ingredients with small amount of hot water in heated coffee mug and stir well with a spoon. Once mixed thoroughly, top off mug with hot water.
Serve with a swizzle stick.

***Hot Buttered Rum Mix***

1 lb. light brown sugar
1/2 lb. salted butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon high-quality vanilla extract
Yields approx. 1 1/2 lbs.

“Texas Hold ’em” Hits The Links As World Series Of Golf Reinvents Amateur Tournaments With Innovative New Play Format – NBC Televised Event Tees Off In Las Vegas May 13 – 17 With A Dream Team Of Partners Including The Mirage Hotel & Casino And Octagon – The World Series of Golf will tee off May 13 — 17 in Las Vegas, introducing the most exciting golf wagering tournament since the Skins Game. To be played at the Tom Fazio designed Primm Valley Golf Club, the tournament combines the skill of golf with the wagering savvy of poker and gives amateur players the thrilling opportunity to compete for $750,000 in prize money on NBC national television. The World Series of Golf will be played in a patent-pending method of play that allows for high stakes to ride on each and every shot of the tournament. Click to Read The Full Story …

Kristofer’s Steak House At The Riviera Provides Relaxed Setting – With an emphasis on fine steaks and fresh seafood, Kristofer’s, nestled in the venerable Riviera Hotel and Casino, has been heralded as one of the finest steak houses in Las Vegas. “Only the best for our guests,” says Executive Chef Sam Chong. Among the inventive entrees are aged, midwestern prime ribs of beef, broiled fresh salmon or Mahi Mahi, double-rib spring lamb chops, and Kristofer’s classic Surf and Turf. For serious steak connoisseurs, there’s the challenge of a 20-ounce, succulent Porterhouse steak. Click to Read The Full Story …

Las Vegas Monorail Demoted To Junk Status – Moody’s Investors Service cut the credit rating on the Las Vegas Monorail Co. deep into junk status Tuesday and said the tourist train will default on its debt by 2010 if it continues its current rate of losses. The rating on $445.8 million in debt was cut five notches to B3 from Ba1, and the outlook was negative, meaning the company could be in for another downgrade. The move follows a downgrade by Fitch Inc. in March, also to junk grade. Moody’s analyst Maria Matesanz said the monorail company’s revenue needed a dramatic boost to keep from depleting its $60 million in cash reserves over the next three years.Click to Read The Full Story …

Gambling Talk: Evel Knievel Video Slots – with Victor H. Royer. In keeping with the heart-pounding thrills of IGT’s new series of video slot machines, this brand new game features a host of Evel’s best jumps and bonuses. This is a five-reel 15-line game which will thrill you just as Evel Knievel’s stunts did. If you are a slot thrill-seeker, then this is the game for you. State-of-the-art 3-D video animation and actual film footage of Evel’s famous stunts will keep you spellbound in this great game. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Las Vegas New Years Eve – New Years Eve is closing in on us fast, but it isn’t too late to book now and still be here to enjoy this spectacular, nowhere-else-on-earth-like-it event! View all the photos then book while rooms are still available, they are going very fast:

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Blue Man Group Performing Jingle BellsBlue Man Group is best known for it’s award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as “ground-breaking,” “hilarious,” “visually stunning,” and “musically powerful.” These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.

  • Click To View Blue Man Group Performing Jingle Bells: Broadband (only)


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Readers Write:Dear Mr. Newkirk:Some very close party friends and I are attending a wedding and will be in Las Vegas December 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18. We all work in the various fields of engineering, medical, animal medical, accounting and architecture. I guess some of the crowd would be semi-geeks, but we all party pretty hard and are know to stay up late doing it too.I am 43, single, straight, and it’s my first time to visit Las Vegas, so I am really trying to maximize my itinerary. I really want to soak up this experience. I have a degree in Geography and my profession is in city planning, so I have a wide variety of interests. Sexy women, pretty women, and other women close to pretty interest me greatly. 🙂 Anyway, if there are any tips that are “have to things to do or see” please let me know. I used to work in research, so I’ll be checking everything like a city planner would. I am detailed oriented too.

Any information and TIPs you could provide me would be greatly appreciated. If this is something you don’t do, I’m really sorry I wasted your time.

Best regards,

Rob Hammons

Ted Responds:

Rob,

I’m around your age, straight, single. Some advice:

You are going to get here and go nuts, and you couldn’t see or do everything here in three months. So your homework, get hyped, but get ready to just hang loose. You will be back. Trust me. Be very happy going “that looks great, we can do it next time.”

Per clubbing: At our age, skip spending huge piles of cash on my friend, but neither you nor I are going to go home with Paris Hilton, and they like to keep the girl-to-guy ration high which necessitates buying bottle service if you are a group of guys.

Instead, Voodoo Lounge at Rio. Get there before 10:00 PM, earlier is better to get in. Very comfortable, awesome view from the top of The Rio, nice mix of very nice looking ladies from 25-40’ish. And if that isn’t your cup of tea, Palms is a very short walk.

Very much do appreciate you reading, and telling your friends about this newsletter and AccessVegas.com!


What goes on in Dec in Vegas anything worth going to see.? From the 12 through the 23.Thanks,TerryTed Responds:

Slowest time of year. Rodeo is gone and many shows are on vacation.

You can use our shows search on our shows page to see what shows will be playing, and Bellagio indoors always does a huge Christmas display in their gardens.

Take the good with the bad: won’t be as much going on, but you’ll have some elbow room and lines will be shorter than peak weeks.


To whom it may concern,My brother and I will be coming into Vegas on Saturday 12/16 and leaving on Tuesday 12/19 in the afternoon. This is our first time coming out, so we wanted to really do it up.Can you provide me any information on reserving a table at the following clubs (i.e. how much $$ per table, minimum bottle requirement, entrance to VIP areas, and dates)?> Ghostbar
> Tao
> Lure
> Red Square
> V Bar
> Mix
> Pure
> Playboy Club
> Tryst
> Ava
> Social House
> Tangerine

Thank you for any information you can provide.

Ted Responds:

There is no set price for any and every night. Like hotel rates, it depends on weekday or weekend, what club, what celeb might be making an appearance to celebrate their birthday/divorce/magazine layout/new movie and similar.

You can call our reservations hotline at 800-696-5721 or you can visit Travelnice Nightlife to check things online. If calling, you can talk to someone who can help you with all that info, give you all the details, what clubs will be open or might have something special happening, etc.

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Hello From Las Vegas! Running just a little bit late this week. We published a couple of days late last week to include the ramifications of the election results, and that tossed us a little behind for this week. We’ll be back to our usual mid-week release soon.

With so much “serious” coverage of everything happening in Las Vegas, we sent Larry G. Jones – The Man of 1002 Voices to the grand opening of the residential preview center for Project CityCenter (across from the Aladdin, south of Bellagio) for a more humorous look at this huge new project. Click To View

Lots of stuff so I’m going to get out of the way quickly this week. We’ll have an expanded reader response section in the next couple of newsletters to address some common questions we frequently get.

Enjoy This Issue!


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

Show Review: Folies Bergere

by Amy Raynor-Cooley

What’s a night on the town in Las Vegas without seeing a show? Folies Bergere at The Tropicana provides a fun, entertaining diversion from gambling while giving you the feel of a classic, Vegas evening of days past. The opening sequences feature the dancers in traditional showgirl apparel with large feathered headresses and sequined costumes in an exciting display of lights, music and dance. From the lighted staircase to the ladies being lowered from the ceiling on ornamental swings, the props were as amazing as the dancing. Click to Read Complete Review

The Beatles Revolution Lounge Opens December At The Mirage, Las Vegas – Inspired by the spirit of The Beatles and created by Cirque du Soleil, The Beatles REVOLUTION LOUNGE is set to open this December at The Mirage. Opening its doors only six months after the high-profile launch of The Beatles LOVE, REVOLUTION will offer an extended experience before and after the show. Click to Read The Full Story …

The Boys Come Back to Spread “Plaid Tidings” In The Gold Coast Showroom! – Jinx, Frankie, Smudge and Sparky are again sent back to Earth to bring “Plaid Tidings” to all in the Gold Coast Showroom beginning Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, 2006. The group was to have their first gig on Feb. 9, 1964, but a bus full of anxious teenage girls hit their car on the way to see the Beatles make their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. The girls survived without a scratch, but the boys in plaid were killed. Click to Read The Full Story …

Pro Hoops Ready For Tip – The pro basketball season starts this week and the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook is ready for all the action. Odds to win the Championship are up and ready. Defending champs Miami are 9-2 to win it all but are not the favorites. The leading candidates to hoist the trophy are residing in San Antonio. The Spurs come in at 4-1, followed by Phoenix and Dallas both at 9-2. The Las Vegas favorites, Los Angeles Lakers are a whopping 40-1 to win the Championship. All the current odds are available at the SuperBook.

Free Music Happenings: To celebrate the release of Smooth Jazz 105.7 The Oasis’ CD Collection Volume II, Smooth Jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair will be putting on a free show this Sunday, November 19th at Best Buy Store located at 611 Marks Street in Henderson, NV at noon. Mindi and The Oasis’ on-air personalities will then be autographing copies of the CD Smooth Jazz 105.7 The Oasis’ CD Collection, Volume II which will be on sale for $12.99 with a portion of the proceeds from the CD going to benefit Child Focus.

Also, for those of you who enjoy contemporary jazz, David Van Such plays the Omaha Lounge (no cover) at The Plaza Hotel downtown through November 19 from 9 PM to 1:30 AM.

Fiamma Trattoria Turns Simple Spud into Decadent Side Dish – With the onset of cold weather comes the craving for comfort foods. Step into Fiamma Trattoria & Bar at MGM Grand where they have just the thing to feed your hunger – a baked potato like no other – the Yukon Gold White Truffle Potato. This $70 side item is the largest potato available on the market. Simply seasoned with salt, pepper and high quality olive oil then wrapped in foil paper and baked, the sublime spud is removed from its casing while still warm and folded with bacon, sour cream, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and two grams of fresh Alba truffles from Italy. After mixing, the potato is placed back into the skin and topped with an additional seven grams of shaved Alba white truffles. Pure potato decadence! Available for a limited time only.

50th Anniversary Of Famous Liberace-Elvis Photo – Tribute Artists Re-Create Photo To Celebrate Entertainers – It was 50 years ago when a popular piano player and a young up-and-coming rock ‘n’ roller posed for a publicity photo in Las Vegas. Who could have predicted then that both performers not only would become worldwide legends but would continue to attract thousands of devoted fans decades after their respective deaths. On Nov. 14, 1956, Liberace and Elvis Presley posed for a publicity photo taken by the Las Vegas News Bureau in which they switched jackets and instruments. To commemorate the golden anniversary of this picture seen around the world, tribute artists Wes Winters as Liberace and Matt Lewis as Elvis re-created the famous photo at the Liberace Museum. Click to Read The Full Story …

Announcing Mandalay Bay’s All You Can Bite Buffet Deal – As North America’s only predator-based aquarium, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay knows great food is worth the hunt. But in honor of modern society, Mandalay Bay is offering a specially discounted Bay Side Buffet Dinner and Shark Reef admission package. Now you can explore the deep-blue depths of Shark Reef and leave the fishing to the predators! Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Bay Side Buffet and one admission to Shark Reef, all for one low price. At $39.99 for visitors 13 years and up, $27.99 for children ages five -12 and children four and under free, the All You Can Bite Buffet Deal makes for one heck of a catch! Shark Reef is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; the Bay Side Buffet serves dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The All You Can Bite Buffet Deal begins November 1 and can be purchased at either venue.

Joel Robuchon At MGM Grand Receives Mobil Five-Star Rating From Mobil Travel Guide – One Of Only Two Las Vegas Restaurants To Receive Recognition – Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand was honored with a Mobil Five-Star Award by Mobil Travel Guide, originators of the prestigious Five-Star rating system and providers of one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems of hotels, restaurants and spas. This rating recognizes Joel Robuchon as among the top restaurants in the United States and Canada for 2007. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition from the Mobil Travel Guide,” said MGM Grand President & COO Gamal Aziz. “Joel Robuchon was designed to be a special and extraordinary experience. The Five Stars tell us we are delivering on that promise.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Roll Into Sushi Roku On Mondays And Have A Ball – New All Night Happy Hour Features Sushi Rolls, Sake, Beer And Football – Innovative Dining Group’s Sushi Roku presents All Night Happy Hour Mondays, offering outstanding food and drink specials all day long from 4 û 10 p.m. in the bar and Red Sun Lounge. Guests can meet with friends to watch Monday night football while enjoying Sushi Roku’s specials. Diners will delight in hand rolls for $3 such as Spicy Rock Shrimp and cut rolls for $4, such as Roku’s famous Albacore & Garlic. Happy Hour at Sushi Roku also includes beer, sake and well drinks for $3 all evening, every Monday. Click to Read The Full Story …

Cavalia Horses Arrive First-Class – Four-legged Stars Of Cavalia Arrived At Las Vegas McCarran Airport – The 50 horses that star in Cavalia, the spectacular acrobatic & equestrian odyssey, arrived at McCarran airport in preparation for their Las Vegas debut. The horses, half of which are stallions, were flown in a Boeing 747 from Montreal. Normand Latourelle, President and Artistic Director of Cavalia is delighted to bring his production to Las Vegas and said, “Las Vegas’ mild autumn weather is ideal for the horses, and we are excited to see them welcomed so graciously.” Michael Weaver, vice president of marketing for the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino said, “Cavalia is incredibly unique, taking the equestrian genre of entertainment to a level that has charmed top critics and delighted audiences across the country. We are pleased that this spellbinding live show has accepted our invitation.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Gambling Talk: Poker People – with Victor H. Royer. We called her Diamond Lil. Not because her name was Lil, or because she wore any diamonds, but because she always caught it on the river. She reminded us of those famed Belle’s of the Mississippi gambling ships of yesteryear.

Next to me sat Dan Petrie Jr., writer and movie director (“Beverly Hills Cop”), a few seats to my right Rodney Dangerfield’s opening act (I never did get his real name), a few seats over Diamond Lil, then Texas Pete – an enormous man with a huge hat – then Fred the Fisherman, next to him one of the local professionals whose face I know very well, but whose name I no longer recall. And then there was I. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Wynn Las Vegas – Imagine a resort designed to ensure that everything you need is always closer than you Think. where every room inspires you with views of cascading waterfalls or an 18-hole Championship golf course. and where every detail invites you to relax in an exclusive sanctuary right in the middle of the most exciting city on Earth. Every person has their passion. Wynn Las Vegas is be the most intimately imaginative resort experience anywhere in the world.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Exclusive Look At MGM CityCenter Plans with MGM Grand VP Tony Dennis and Larry G. Jones – Las Vegas’ Man of 1002 Voices, Larry G. Jones attended the recent Grand Opening of the MGM Mirage’s CityCenter Residential Preview Center (now open at Bellagio Las Vegas) showing off their in-progress $7 Billion dollar CityCenter project. This is a humorous look at this huge new project!

  • Click To View The Exclusive Look At MGM CityCenter Plans: Broadband (only)


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Readers Write:

Hi

myself, my wife and daughter have planned a trip to Las Vegas from England for the Christmas period (23rd to the 28th December), I would like to surprise them with a stretch limo when we arrive at the airport for the short trip to the Luxor, can you recommend a good Limo company?.

regards

Stewart, Gillian & Charlotte

Ted Responds:

We work with a company that only contracts with the top, more reputable and reasonably prices limo services and you can check out all the details on our limo rental area.

I agree that there is no better splurge, and it is more affordable than people think. No cab lines (or cab rip-offs with them talking you the long way), you can enjoy an optional 30 minute tour of The Strip (highly suggested), and there is nothing like pulling up in front of hour hotel in a limo.

In two years, we’ve had many words of praise and no complaints. Hope this helps and enjoy the trip!


What exactly is covered in the smoking ban? Can we still smoke in hotel rooms? The article mentioned malls. In Chicago we can smoke OUTSIDE but not inside. If, for example, I go to Fashion Show Mall, am I still allowed to smoke on the outside perimeters? I’m assuming we can still smoke in all casinos, correct? Quite frankly I’m fed up with all the no smoking rules. These idiot politicians should go after the bad guys instead. Was always happy to land in Vegas several times a year because we still had our freedom.By the way, I love your newsletter. As a person who loves Vegas and tries to keep up with the news, it’s a tremendous help. Have a great holiday.

Susan

Ted Responds:

The extent of the ban and how it will be enforced is yet to be seen.

A court had already decided that if measure 5 passed, it wouldn’t apply to hotel rooms. However, that won’t stop the proponents from trying to put that into court again.

Outdoor smoking is always permitted.

The politicians didn’t pass this. A vote of the people of Nevada did. Two many newcomers from restrictive states that legislate when and how you can even burp have moved here and want Nevada to be just like their home state. If their state was so great, they wouldn’t have moved here.

Side Note: I can’t count the transplants I have met who complain, complain, complain about living here. Everything from lack of bike paths and parks to not being able to get a “decent” pizza. But funny, you see them months later and they are still living here.

Back to the issue: I’m a non-smoker who and no one has ever put a gun to my head to go into a bar, club, or other establishment that allows smoking.

To those who are all for legislation banning smoking in businesses instead of letting the business and free market decide (I.E., a non-smoker choosing to patronize only businesses that are smoke-free), think about the move underfoot to restrict various unhealthy or fast food. Or booze. The shoe won’t fit so well when it is on the other foot.

By the way, smoking will continue to be allowed on the casino floors and the bars in casinos. If anything, this is going to cause people to do more smoking on the gaming floor area since they can’t smoke in restaurants, hallways, convention areas and the like. Hence, backfiring on those who approved of the ban in general hoping for a smoke-free gaming experience.

Will those of you recent transplants to Nevada who don’t like our “live and let live” attitude toward vices please move back home and quit trying to change Nevada? What is next, a last call for serving booze?


Hello there,Can anyone help us?

We are coming from England in February to the scooter rally at the Gold Coast hotel (Vespa’s, Lambretta’s ect) and have been trying to find out if we can hire a Vespa or Lambretta for our stay? Any ideas?

Thanks

Keren and Roy Russell

Ted Responds:

Great question, and with the demise of the Boardwalk (and the exotic car rental place next door to it), I honestly don’t know. Any reader suggestions to us at [email protected] would be appreciated. Beyond that, best I can suggest is a web search on it.

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  • Thanksgiving November 23-26 (4 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 22-25 (3 day weekend – Christmas on Monday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (3 day weekend – New Years on Monday)

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 08, 2006

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Hello From Las Vegas! We had a short absence between newsletters. Every time we push the two week mark, many of you write and wonder if you missed one. We appreciate your loyalty, and if you read the October 25, 2006 edition, you have missed nothing since. New reader or not sure? Click on the above link to enjoy our previous issue.

Last week was a scheduled week off (from publishing). We went and paid homage to the Stardust and scouted some of the huge new construction at Venetian, Wynn and CityCenter. We’ll have updates over the next few weeks.

This week we delayed publishing 1. To not compete with the national elections which had many people riveted and talking and 2. We wanted to bring you as much information as possible to what happened in Nevada that may or may not affect you as a visitor and Las Vegas tourism in general.

Regular readers know that we are not a political publication. Hence, I am going to refrain from any commentary. Below you will find links to the major stories about the various issues related to Las Vegas and Nevada. Not into politics or just don’t care? Scroll on… this newsletter is jammed with the latest Las Vegas information you need to know!

I have been continuing to predict the following for quite some time: With all of the upscale new hotels and condo-tels, a couple of Las Vegas Strip properties are renewing their commitment to focus on the more moderate budget traveler:

Although the Tropicana is going to build a bunch of new towers and give the old casino and towers a big-time makeover, they won’t be attempting to compete with Wynn Las Vegas or Venetian. And after a year (or more) of The Riviera’s attempted sale, rumors of a sale, and plenty of speculation, they are digging in their heals to really remind people that they are an affordable option on The Strip.

The weather has been stunning, pushing 80 F and sunny on a regular basis. I’ll be spending the weekend by the pool. With major winter-type storms hitting the Midwest and flooding rain in my native Pacific Northwest, it is a great time to sneak away to Las Vegas!

Don’t miss our special section with links to stories about the closing of the Stardust at the end of the newsletter. Truly the end of an era.

Enjoy This Issue!



Review: Second City Las Vegas

by Nancy Dickinson

When life’s clutches seem to squeeze the soul for it’s last drop of vitality, it’s definitely time for a change of scenery- a reminder to make fun of it all and not take ourselves too seriously- a trip to experience Second City. This relatively scriptless, improvisational comedy show tucked secretly in a comfy showroom inside the Flamingo, packs a unique comic punch of which it’s knuckles don’t fail to graze anything- young, old, straight, gay, and grotesquely yet beautifully human. The final product is a show that literally puts all the fun back into mankind, dissecting the human condition relentlessly while exploiting everything at a satirical level off the charts. Click to Read Complete Review

Prince Opens 3121 Club And 3121 Jazz Cuisine Inside The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino – 3121 — Live entertainment venue and club schedule. Wednesday nights may feature special guest performances by friends of Prince and special guests. Fridays and Saturdays: Live performance by world-renowned artist Prince. Click to Read The Full Story …

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary Event with $2 Food & Drink Specials on November 15 – RA Sushi Bar Restaurant located at the Fashion Show Mall is celebrating two years in Las Vegas. In celebration on Wednesday, November 15, RA Sushi will be offering $2 food and drink specials to all those who arrive dressed in RA’s signature colors – red and black. The following items will be available from 8 p.m. until close for only $2: California Rolls, Tootsy Maki, Pineapple Cheese Wontons, Chicken Yakitori, Barrosa Chardonnay, Screwdrivers, Kamikaze shots and Bud or Bud Light beer. Click to Read The Full Story …

Luxor Resort And Casino To Be Home To Third Season Of “Criss Angel Mindfreak” On A&E Network – Filming To Begin Monday, November 6, 2006Luxor Resort and Casino will be the home for the third season of A&E Network’s “Criss Angel MINDFREAK.” The critically acclaimed show will air on A&E Network beginning in the Spring of 2007. In its first two seasons, “Criss Angel MINDFREAK” garnered critical acclaim, delivering the biggest ratings numbers in A&E Network’s history. In each episode Criss Angel demonstrates his visionary approach to the art of magic that escapes the confines of tradition and gives birth to a new breed of modern mysticism. The third season of the show will feature Criss performing demonstrations and illusions in and around the numerous attractions and features of the Luxor Resort and Casino as well as various locations at other MGM MIRAGE properties. Click to Read The Full Story …

Bellagio, Picasso And Le Cirque Receive 2007 AAA Five Diamond Award – Bellagio Continues To Shine As Only Hotel In The Country With Two Five Diamond Restaurants – For the sixth consecutive year, Bellagio has received AAA’s prestigious Five Diamond Award as did Julian Serrano’s renowned restaurant, Picasso. Additionally, Le Cirque received the distinction for the fourth consecutive year, making Bellagio once again the only hotel in the United States to be home to two AAA Five Diamond restaurants. “These AAA distinctions are a tremendous honor and recognize the commitment each of our employees makes every day,” said William P. McBeath, president and COO of Bellagio. “We consistently strive to maintain the highest level of quality for our guests. Recognitions such as AAA’s tell us that we are succeeding in that area.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Magic And Comedy Collide In Comedy Central’s Latest One-Hour Stand-Up Special “The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong On Every Level” Debuting Saturday, November 18 At 10:00 p.m. – COMEDY CENTRAL viewers, step right up! The Amazing Johnathan works all-new comedy magic in the World Premiere of COMEDY CENTRAL’s one-hour special “The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong on Every Level,” debuting on COMEDY CENTRAL Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern, check local listings). From “Pick a card, Any card” to swallowing razor blades like they’re candy, audience participants join The Amazing Johnathan and his delightfully ditzy assistant, Psychic Tanya, in performing illusions — even though some of the tricks may not turn out as planned. It’s an all-new hour of can’t-believe-your-eyes comedy with surprises around every corner! Click to Read The Full Story …

Phat Chance You Won’t Enjoy Phat Strad – Imagine sipping champagne in Tempo, the Las Vegas HiltonÆs high-energy lounge, and beautiful women playing strings walk by your table. This is not a dream. This is Phat Strad, a unique international group of classically trained women who perform rock music arranged for a string quartet, playing futuristic electronic instruments, with an industrial strength techno drum groove. Definitely unique. Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

MGM Grand Shines Among The Best – Skylofts At MGM Grand And Joel Robuchon Earn Prestigious 2007 AAA Five Diamond Award – AAA has awarded SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand and Joel Robuchon with the highly coveted Five Diamond Award, an accolade that recognizes these establishments among the most elite hotels and restaurants in the world. “The AAA Five Diamond Award is among the highest compliments a hotel or restaurant can receive,” said MGM Grand President & COO Gamal Aziz. “For SKYLOFTS and Joel Robuchon to earn this distinction reflects MGM Grand’s commitment to delivering superior products and experiences to our guests.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Second Annual World Salsa Championships to be Held in Las Vegas – The Salsa Seven Inc., the company responsible for the World Salsa Championships, announces the 2nd annual World Salsa Championships December 13-16 in Las Vegas at the new South Point Hotel, formerly known as the South Coast Hotel & Casino. Salsa dancing has taken off as an international phenomenon as competitors from more than 20 countries on six continents are set to compete in the 2nd annual World Salsa Championships. Click to Read The Full Story …

Look Out Times Square, Las Vegas Counts Down New Year’s Eve With The Nation When DIRECTV’s CD USA Broadcasts America’s Party Live From Fremont Street – Move over Times Square! Las Vegas is the new place for New Year’s Eve as DIRECTV’s exclusive live music performance show, CD USA takes over the famous Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas during America’s Party for its live, nationally televised celebration featuring today’s hottest music artists and special celebrity guests. This explosive, four-hour plus celebration will air exclusively on DIRECTV’s channel 101 starting at 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT) with a lineup that includes live performances from chart toppers Five for Fighting, All-American Rejects, Rockstar:SuperNova, Smash Mouth, OK Go and Chicago. Each year, hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals alike gather in Las Vegas for the world-renowned New Year’s Eve celebration known as America’s Party. Click to Read The Full Story …

Las Vegas Entertainers Society of Seven with Lani Misalucha To Light Ethel M’s Chocolate Wonderland on November 15: – Renowned performers Society of Seven featuring singer Lani Misalucha, will serve as the special guest hosts for the Ethel M Chocolates’ 13th Annual Holiday Cactus Lighting.

The spectacular holiday light show will be free for public viewing from November 16, 2006 through to January 1, 2007. During the five-week-long “Chocolate Wonderland,” held at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson, families can stroll down the illuminated cacti pathways of the Botanical Cactus Garden and experience the sights, smells and sounds of chocolate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days of week.

Over The Barrel (Tasting) – Beaujolais Nouveau will be making its journey from the Beaujolais area, located in the Southern part of France, to all parts of the world, with more than a million cases moving on the third Thursday of November. More than 65 million bottles will be distributed and drunk around the world. It has become a worldwide race to be the first to serve this wine of the harvest. It has been carried by motorcycle, balloon, truck, helicopter, jet and elephant. Fortuna, a coffee and wine experience at the Las Vegas Hilton, is barreling forward with a new tasting of this wine on Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m.

Kellie Karl Plays Tony’s Psychiatrist In ‘The Sopranos Last Supper’ – New Orleans’ Southern Belle Sings, Dances, Acts And Even Impersonated Stevie Nicks – Kellie Karl may be one of the most versatile entertainers on the Las Vegas Strip and presently can be seen nightly in “The Sopranos Last Supper” at the Harmon Theater at the Aladdin’s Desert Passage. She said, “I play Tony’s psychiatrist in the musical at the Harmon Theater. I’m from New Orleans, the city that used to be and is no longer. My entire family is from there and came here during the storm. Her house survived but my other relatives lost everything. My mother could not wait to get back home.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Gambling Talk: Poker By The ATC Method – with Victor H. Royer. I have been witness to poker plays which defy all logic, mathematics, reason or sense. Was it sheer bravado, or just pure luck? Was it really good play? How is it that many players can play with such aggressive abandon and win, and win, and win? Throughout the year I have thought about this. I have played in games and saw with my own eyes how players employ this way of playing and I was astounded by the frequency of their wins. I have tried this myself, and even with me it worked – some of the time. I surely am not an expert at this type of play. At least not yet. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Chippendales Las Vegas – Sinful schoolboy charm. Naughty fantasy colliding with the boy next door. This is the winning combination that has solidified Chippendales Las Vegas as the premier brand in women’s entertainment. This is the sexual recipe that has turned this internationally known brand into a household name across the globe. This is the Ultimate Girls Night Out. Chippendales, The Show recently opened the doors to it’s custom designed home at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. 21,000 square feet designed by women for the pleasure of women, this new night spot is a veritable oasis in the desert.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Years Eve 1996 Hacienda Hotel Implosion In 1996, The Hacienda Hotel was imploded live on the Fox Network for their nationally televised New Year’s Eve special from Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay now sits on that property.

  • Click To View New Years Eve 1996 Hacienda Hotel Implosion: Broadband (only)

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Readers Write:

I know the Stardust is closing > might you know if and when they are going to implode the hotel. Do you know if they have set a date for the implosion ? I would love to see it !

PS > Any tips on where the loosest 25 & 50 cent slots are located in Vegas.

Andrew Colton


Ted Responds
:

Andrew,

Although rumored for a New Year’s Eve implosion, the latest word is of an early spring implosion, using it for a grand kickoff to the construction of replacement Project Echelon Place. A New Year’s Eve implosion certainly would have been nice. However, the extra expenseá (crowd control and security) would have to be offset by a TV deal to broadcast it live on a network TV New Year’s Eve special. One can’t yet rule it out.

This is not without precedent: In the late 90’s, The Hacienda was imploded on New Year’s Eve to make way for Mandalay Bay, broadcast nationwide as part of Fox’s New Year’s TV special. We have that video for you in our streaming video section earlier in the newsletter.

Generally speaking, the loosest slots are in the “local’s” casinos around the Las Vegas Valley (you can’t clean the locals out as quickly, or they won’t keep coming back). Tightest are on The Strip, and downtown falls in between the two (according to regular state gaming reports which do not chart specific casinos). And generally speaking, the nicer the place, the tighter the slots. Those nice surroundings cost more to maintain!

Having said that, anyone can have good or bad luck in the few days of a visit. Play where you feel or seem lucky. Trust me, if I knew exactly where the hottest slots were, I’d be down playing them.

One last note: Sometimes slot attendants (what few that are left) or bartenders will point out “hot machines.” Bull. If they actually knew which machines were ready to pay, don’t you think they would be calling their friends, mate, or anyone else they knew to get in and play the thing? They only do that because if you actually do hit, you’ll feel obligated to give them a bigger tip.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 25, 2006

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Hello From Las Vegas! Happy Birthday to me, celebrating my 41’s wild ride around the sun from the real sunshine state of Nevada. Spending it with you as we have an unusually large amount of late-breaking and important Las Vegas information you need to know!

Did you know that Halloween is a State Holiday here in Nevada? No, it’s not to honor “Sin City” as one would think. October 31 is Statehood Day, and schools and state government have the day off. It is also a great night to be out on the Las Vegas strip as many visitors are on costume, and many of the nightspots are doing special events.

Apologies to those who had a hard time getting through to our message boards to read or post comments about the possible Nevada smoking ban. Our ancient software and servers are struggling under the weight of our explosive growth, and we are putting in an entire new system to handle it at the end of the year. You can get through now, but some pages on our site might take a few seconds to load for the next couple of months. Thanks in advance for your patience.

To those who missed the comments (or haven’t heard about the story), here are the links:

The monorail continues to tank. Originally, it was blamed on the rough start (mechanical problems that kept it shut down for weeks at a time), but now they have to face the music: The high price, non-service to the airport, and inconvenient route make it unattractive to most.

Many ask if a bus route serves The Strip from the airport. Yes and no. There is no one-bus service (and there should be). You can grab a bus at the airport (Route 108) south from the Airport for a five minute ride to a transit station, where you can catch The Deuce double decker buses that run The Strip.

However, your time is valuable when you factor in what you spent on air and hotel just to get here. If cost is an issue, catch one of the shuttle services for about $5.00 a person. Shuttle info and stops are well marked in the baggage area at the airport.

Enjoy This Issue!



Sting Debuts in ‘Legends’ at Imperial Palace – Tribute Artist from German ‘Stars in Concert’ – German native Andreas Krumkuhler makes his U.S. debut as legendary rocker Sting in “Legends in Concert” at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. The Berliner will perform a medley of “Message in a Bottle,” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” plus “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Desert Rose” and “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free.” Click to Read The Full Story …Las Vegas Getting a new Water Park–Becoming Family Friendly? Las Vegas Wet, LLC has plans to build the largest indoor water park in North America right here in Las Vegas. In this water park the company plans to include an indoor snow park called the Snow Dome. A determined park attendee could “snow ski” in the morning and “surf” in the afternoon. Click to Read The Full Story

It’s ‘Scary-Okee’ at Imperial Palace Karaoke – Third Annual Halloween Party for Guys and Ghouls – It’s time to sing “Love Potion Number Nine.” And if you’re a gypsy with a gold-capped tooth, the place to sing the fright night favorite is the Karaoke Club at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Click to Read The Full Story …

Harrah’s looks at bridge, expansion at Paris-Las Vegas – Although it is officially noncommittal on its plans for the Four Corners area — pending a much-anticipated master plan — Harrah’s Entertainment has mapped out substantial changes for Paris-Las Vegas. If realized, these would entail a significant rerouting of pedestrian traffic in front of the Parisian-themed resort. Click to Read The Full Story …

Reinventing The Wheel – People love “Wheel of Fortune,” the TV show and the video slot machines. How about “Wheel of Fortune” on steroids?” The Las Vegas Hilton is looking to October 30 as the date when it introduces Wheel of Fortune — Super Spin Video Slot Machines. Nine machines are centered around a super spin wheel that features custom wide seats at each machine for a player and a friend (love seats?). The entire machine is more than 15 feet in diameter and will be located at the foot of the new steps into SpaceQuest across from the Manilow Store.

Third Annual Las Vegas Parade of Homes Opens To Public – 2006 Home Tour Highlights Unique Builders, Designers And Architecture In Luxury Living – The third annual Las Vegas Parade of Homes highlighting never-seen-before, unique and diverse multimillion dollar houses throughout the Valley takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Friday, October 20 and continuing every weekend through Sunday, November 5. This installment of the Parade of Homes features 10 spectacular examples of luxury living for the public to tour in some of the most exclusive communities in the area. Click to Read The Full Story …

$15 Billion Purchase of Harrah’s faces Challenges – On October 2, 2006 two hedge funds, Apollo Management and Texas Pacific, together made an unsolicited, all-cash offer to buy Harrah’s Entertainment, the world’s largest casino company, for $15.05 billion or $81 per share, which was a 22% premium above its price of $66 a share on that Monday. Click to Read The Full Story …

Rob ‘Rocco’ Marrocco Plays Christopher In ‘The Sopranos Last Supper’: Bostonian Performs In Las Vegas’ No. 1 Dinner Show At The New Harmon Theater In KRAVE – Rob “Rocco” Morrocco is now playing Christopher in “The Sopranos Last Supper” at the new Harmon Theater in KRAVE at Desert Passage at The Aladdin. Tony’s nephew has some big shoes to fill but this Boston native does it with ease. He talks about his life outside of show business. Click to Read The Full Story …

Sushi Is Sushi, But Then There’s Monkfish – Leave it to Chef Shuichi Tsukada of Teru Sushi at the Las Vegas Hilton to offer monkfish at the popular sushi bar. Monkfish, always in demand in Europe and Asia, has become popular in the United States over the last several years. The tail is composed of firm, white flesh that holds up extremely well while being cooked and has a mild flavor. The livers are in high demand in Japan.

Should Nevada Legalize Marijuana? – The TV ads and billboards have a lot of people talking about legalizing marijuana, but advocates on both sides say you’re not getting all the facts. They’re very different arguments, but they both agreed on one thing, that people should not drive under the influence, and people that do should be punished severely. Click to Read The Full Story …

Sirens Of TI Hot As Ever With New Winter Hours – Celebrating three years as TIÆs sauciest vixens, The Sirens of TI will heat up Sirens Cove with new winter hours. (Please note that the show will be closed November 27 through December 20 for maintenance). From daring swordplay to high-diving acrobatics and eye-popping pyrotechnics, the Sirens of TI is packed with countless thrills. The music, dance, excitement and seduction in this modern musical-meets-action-movie spectacular captivate viewers nightly. The Sirens of TI can be seen at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino nightly at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Click to view Sirens of TI Photo Gallery

Barbra’s Newsy “F” Bomb Attracts Business To The Riviera – “When Barbara Streisand laid the ‘F’ word on a heckler in her concert at Madison Square Garden recently, little did I realize she’d be helping the act,” crowed Sharon Owens, who portrays the famous singer in Barbra & Frank, The Concert That Never Was! currently playing to SRO houses at the world-famous Riviera Hotel and Casino. “Everyone knows how Barbra feels about President Bush, so when a Bush impersonator bantered on stage as part of the show and began a parody duet with Barbra, the audience felt uneasy. The comment made national news.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Gambling Talk: Video Slots – Marilyn Monroe – with Victor H. Royer. As the song says: “I wish I could’ve know you, but I was just a kid, your candle burned out long ago, your legend never did.” I’m not ashamed to say it, I was in love with Marilyn Monroe. Probably just like most boys and men the world over. I was eight years old when she died, and I only began to appreciate who she was much later in life, when I grew up and started to watch these great old films. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Rio Las Vegas – The Rio stands in a class by itself. The beautiful hotel-casino offers the extravagance of suite living, the excitement of first-class shows and lounges, the action of non-stop gaming, and the luxuries of the world’s top resorts. The Rio is one of Las Vegas’ hottest entertainment destinations, where you can find comedy, celebrity entertainment, afternoon amusement, and interactive theater…all in one great location just minutes from the Strip!

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Years Eve Fireworks 2003-2004. Missed being in Las Vegas this past New Year’s Eve? Every year, Las Vegas puts on a fireworks show like no other, all up and down every mile of the Las Vegas Strip! New Years Eve rooms are filling up fast, and the price rises day after day even with months to go. Visit our discount room partner Las Vegas Hotel Dealsand book now for this year!

  • Click To View New Years Eve Fireworks 2003-2004: Broadband (only)


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Readers Write:

Hi, Just returned from Vegas and want to say a big thank you I booked shows tickets and a limo through your site and I was thrilled with both so was my son who was celebrating his 21st birthday.
Madeline Alvey

Hi Ted,

As you probably have heard before, love your radio broadcast. Just one thing, just received your latest e-mail, but your broadcast is an old one for the 26 July How often do you update these?

Thanks again for the great work.

Manny Jung from Downunder


Ted Responds
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Always happy to hear that we help our readers have a great time while in Las Vegas, especially for celebrating big birthdays and other fun life events! One of the best “bangs for the buck” is to rent a limo, either for your ride from the airport to your hotel, or to live it riding all up and down The Strip seeing the sights. Probably the best splurge in town!

I kind of jumped the gun by starting them this year at a time when we are expanding our core product.

The plan is to re-launch it later this year as a shorter weekly program. Outside of listing it in iTunes, we have done absolutely no promotion for the show and still consider it in beta stages.

We do appreciate all the great feedback from listeners, and I’m looking forward to bringing it back at full strength after the first of the year!

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  • Veterans Day November 10-12 (3 day weekend – Friday off)
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  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (3 day weekend – New Years on Monday)

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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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For comprehensive regular updates of Las Vegas news concerning visitors, events, entertainment, hotels, gambling, real estate, and tourism, please visit our Las Vegas News Update Site and enter your email address there to subscribe and stay informed!Vegas Comments and Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.

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October 25, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 18, 2006

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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Hello From Las Vegas! Our best wishes go out to all those in Hawaii affected by the earthquake over the past week. About one million Hawaiian’s visit Las Vegas each year (out of some 40 million total visitors), so we know you are reading and wish you all the best in recovering putting life back together for those affected.

I need to stop jinxing the weather! It seems like every time I mention it, the next weekend results in lousy weather here. Last issue was no exception: For the first time in a long time, I mentioned the weather and Friday night a strong thunder and rain event rolled into town, dousing us for about 24 straight hours. Sorry! (BTW, weather for this weekend? Predicted to be around 80 with sunshine).

The names Steve Wynn and Le Reve are usually associated with the show Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas. However, as many of you have heard, Mr. Wynn accidentally put a hole in the actual Picasso painting named Le Reve with his elbow as recounted in this story. Steve Wynn suffers from an eye disease that has been limiting his peripheral vision for years, most likely the cause of this boo-boo.

Costly mistake? Might be. He had just agreed to sell the painting for $139 million USD. The sale is off for now as the painting needs restoration. On the flip side, paintings with a story behind them are often more valuable, and this masterpiece now has even more allure. Time to re-write those art history books!

Nevada might have a smoking ban soon, and I’m surprised that this has received such little attention in the tourism media! As usual, we keep you informed on subjects others may overlook, with all the facts plus my commentary. Later in the newsletter, we’ll get you up to speed and give you a chance to make your voice heard, pro or con.

Enjoy This Issue!


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

Review: The Capital Grille

by Zabrina Rodriguez-Rapozo

As we entered the Capital Grille for a cozy Saturday lunch, the hostess asked if we had a reservation which seemed odd for a place gleaming with empty tables. After gathering some menus and seating us at a beautiful table overlooking the Wynn resort, the question seemed more like a formality and not a requirement for a weekend lunch. I have always been impressed by steak houses’ stark white layers of table cloth and waiters using the popular “crummer” utensil to dust ubiquitous crumbs of bread on to the floor. Such was the case at the Capital Grille. . Click to Read Complete Review

Dean Mauro Plays Big Tony From Long Island At ‘The Sopranos’ – After 15 Years In Las Vegas Thespian Joins ‘Most Fun Dinner Theatre Experience In Las Vegas’ – Where else would you find the perfect Tony Soprano actor but in “The Sopranos Last Supper” at the new Harmon Theater in KRAVE? His name is Dean Mauro and his uncanny resemblance to James Gandolfini is remarkable take away an unhealthy weight problem. He said, “I grew up in Long Island until I was age 14 and we moved around a bit. I lived in Los Angeles and then Texas and now I’m in Las Vegas. I’ve only been here less than two years to do a film called ‘The Casino Job.’ I want to life in Las Vegas for now.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Something Brewing In October – Tempo, the Las Vegas Hilton’s hip new lounge, is celebrating Oktoberfest every day in October with souvenir beer steins, two-for-one Beck’s Beers (4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily), complimentary sampling of traditional German sausages (4 p.m.-7 pm. daily) and dancing bevtainers (4 p.m.-2 .a.m.). Leiderhausen not required.

Alex Fox will be performing live on Friday and Saturday nights at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba (Fashion Show Mall, across from Wynn Las Vegas) this weekend starting at 7:30 pm. Alex is a legendary guitarist from South Beach. His wife is a world famous Flamenco dancer and will be performing alongside him.

Glendale’s Halloween Scary Corn Maze Opens Friday The 13th At I-15 Exit 90 – Clark County’s largest Halloween celebration featuring the Broken Spoke Saloon 20-acre haunted corn maze opens on Friday the 13th and will culminate with a barbecue, a country music band from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27th. The big news is that in two years there will be a ground-breaking for a community of homes for clean air and family living. It’s beautiful hilly desert living will attract the masses who want out of the congested freeways and high crime rate of Las Vegas. Click to Read The Full Story …

Vegoose At Night Concert Series 2006 Features Special Acoustic Performance By Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds At MGM Grand Friday, Oct. 27 – Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment announced today the Vegoose at Night Concert Series 2006 will include a special acoustic performance by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Oct. 27. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The Vegoose at Night Concert Series performances are events that will occur following the Sam Boyd Stadium shows Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31 at a number of different venues throughout Las Vegas. The series’ concerts are scheduled to include Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Keller Williams, Maceo Parker, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and others. Click to Read The Full Story …

Keep This On Ice! – The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook, famous for offering a variety of proposition wagers, is getting set for the hockey season. Hockey gurus from the SuperBook recently posted over/under point totals for each and every NHL hockey team for the regular season. This wager which is similar to over/under season wins in football and basketball, gives guests the opportunity to wager on how successful their favorite hockey teams are going to be this year. Guests may wager over or under how many points their teams may earn over the course of the regular season. Some of the favorites include, Ottawa 108.5 points, Anaheim at 107.5, Detroit and Nashville both at 104.5. Defending champion Carolina comes in at 97.5 and the local favorite LA Kings are 91.5.

Gambling Talk: Video Slots – More Poker People – with Victor H. Royer. It’s the best game in town (Las Vegas). There’s Yukon Don and Muscle Mike. Dennis the Greek Menace, Hollywood, Big Harold and Little Harold, Ray the Pro, Darling Dolores, Sensuous Sabrina, Real Estate Dan, Jose the Nugget, Buffalo Bob, Booker, Quiet Ken, and a man who asked me not to mention his name in print but whose name is the same as that computer in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”. And, of course, then there are Aris the Greek and Harry (who doesn’t have a nickname I know of). And then there’s I – they call me Vegas Vic. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Cheflive – Your premier culinary daily entertainment option in the heart of Las Vegas! ChefLive showcases world-class chefs from Las Vegas and around the world with unique program lineups including wine pairings, health conscious cooking, international cuisine, kids’ cooking shows, and much more. ChefLive performs inside a state-of-the art exhibition kitchen in an intimate and comfortable setting. All audience members can take a picture with the chef and will receive a signed menu and recipe from the show.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Voodoo Lounge at The Rio. Enjoy one of the VooDoo Lounge┤s award-winning cocktails. Flair bartenders concoct specialty drinks like the award-winning “Witch Doctor,” a mix of four Rums and tropical fruit juices. Surround yourself in ambiance and take in the extraordinary views of the Las Vegas Strip from our comfortable inside seating or outside on our terrace. Open nightly at 5pm. Enjoy live music and dancing starting at 9pm nightly.

  • Click To View Voodoo Lounge at The Rio: Broadband (only)


Members Mania – We Love Our Readers!

Readers Write:

I was amazed to read that the citizens of Nevada are voting for a ban on smoking. Whilst I respect their rights (it’s their State) to express such an opinion the reality is that the majority of people frequenting the State are visitors.

These visitors provide the finance to manage the State and make the major contribution to the wealth (and job retention). Without the free spending Japanese and the Europeans, Vegas revenue will drop alarmingly and as such Casinos will close and jobs will disappear.

Have the citizens thought this through?

Allen B. Sage


Ted Responds
:

Allen,

We have two competing anti-smoking measures on the ballot that will be voted on by the Nevada in about three weeks. For those wanting the specifics, I encourage you to read Smoking measures compete – Backers of both initiatives stress protecting children.

Personally, I don’t smoke. In fact, my grandfather died from a smoking-related illness. Having said that, smoking is a legal product at this time and I am very disturbed by those attempting to tell business owners what they can and can’t allow in their businesses. If non-smoking businesses are in demand, the owners will choose to prohibit smoking in their establishment on their own. In fact, and number of restaurants in the Las Vegas area have done so of their own accord.

Of the two anti-smoking measures on our ballot, #5 would pretty much ban smoking indoors anywhere, while #4 would allow it in bars, restaurants, casinos, and other similar places where smoking is already popular (continuing to leave it up to the business whether they want to allow patrons to smoke). If both measures pass, the one simply with the most votes becomes law.

Nevada is infamous as a state with more freedom and less regulation than other states. However, as people move in from other states, they bring their ideas and desire for their laws, which is very unfortunate. I may or may not choose to do things in my life, but it’s not my business to tell you what to do in yours. And while these anti-smoking campaigns are touted as “saving children from second-hand smoke,” perhaps parents simply need to refuse to take thier children to establishments which allow smoking (if the parent feels this a concern).

My opinion: If you move to Nevada, here’s a concept: How about you embrace Nevada and the freedoms we have here. If you are a “pleasure police” member who is out to force recycling, eliminate smoking, eliminate automobiles, dictate what others can eat and drink, and generally try to use the law to enforce your way of living on others, keep heading west… to California. Or go back where you came from.

Final Important Note: Because of the response this is likely to generate (both pro and con), please do not email me personally on this. I’m simply one person. Instead, click to this area of our message board where you can post your thoughts for the world to see. Las Vegas visitors don’t get to vote on this issue, but you can certainly post comments and let the world know how you feel leading up to election day!

Live From Las Vegas,

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)!
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  • Call our recorded comment line at 702-507-0055. We listen to every call, and use some of them on our Radio.AccessVegas.com Streaming Broadcast! (Don’t worry … we never broadcast your personal information. All calls used are edited to insure caller privacy).
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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:

  • Halloween October 31
  • Veterans Day November 10-12 (3 day weekend – Friday off)
  • Thanksgiving November 23-26 (4 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 22-25 (3 day weekend – Christmas on Monday)
  • New Year’s Eve/Day December 29 – January 1 (3 day weekend – New Years on Monday)

Win and extreme $50,000 Backyard Makeover! Turn your backyard into your own personal oasis. This and other Great Free Stuff, Bargains, and More on our AccessVegas.com Advertiser Deals page. Click there now!

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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For comprehensive regular updates of Las Vegas news concerning visitors, events, entertainment, hotels, gambling, real estate, and tourism, please visit our Las Vegas News Update Site and enter your email address there to subscribe and stay informed!

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

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

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

All contents copyright 2006 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

October 18, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 11, 2006

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


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! With the exception of a day of drizzle last week, the weather has been incredible. Highs in the 80’s, warm evenings, and construction along the strip booming.

Weekend construction on the freeway linking Las Vegas to Southern California may be keeping tens of thousands away over the next few weekends. The bulk of the construction is scheduled over the weekends.

Moral of the story? If you fly in from other parts of the country and usually avoid weekend trips here due to higher weekend rates, poke around at some of the weekend rates our friends Las Vegas Hotel Deals are offering the next few weeks. Enter your dates and get yourself to Vegas!

Our readers are among the best informed Las Vegas Visitors! Just by reading this newsletter, you know more than most cabbies and dealers (many who simply spew crazy rumors or just plain make things up to try to impress you or get a tip). If you are new, don’t forget to go back and check out our seven-plus years worth of newsletter archives. This issue is jammed, so I’ll get out of the way and let you get your fix of Las Vegas.

Enjoy This Issue!



Review: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

by Karen Plowden

Love great food? How about Toby Keith? Now located on the second floor of the Harrah’s restaurant is the all famous Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar and Grill”. This restaurant has it all: from great atmosphere, to great food, and incredible entertainment!

As soon as you walk up to the restaurant, you’ll notice that this isn’t your regular bar and grill. You can either go to the restaurant area, or the guitar shaped bar area; where free shots are served to you by one of the bartenders. The only thing you have to do is get up and dance your way to the bar when you hear Toby Keith’s multi-platinum hit selling “I love this bar”. Click to Read Complete Review

Poker Radio – The Las Vegas Hilton launches “Poker-Straight From The Hilton” featuring host Rodd William Stowell and appearances by poker experts and Hilton Poker Room Manager Marc Nelson. The show airs every Monday, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Pacific Time on KLAV, the talk of Las Vegas, 1230 on the AM dial. Streaming worldwide is available at klav1230.com. Stowell brings a wealth of poker knowledge and broadcast experience to the new show, which will feature news about the world of poker.

Riviera’s Splash Has Final Curtain – The Riviera Hotel and Casino announced the closing of longtime Las Vegas extravaganza “Splash”á with the final show on Saturday evening, September 30. Since its debut at the Riviera on June 21, 1985, “Splash” has been wowing audiences with an amazing union of the grand showgirl performance with intense rapid-fire variety acts.

We have special Splash promo photos Las Vegas computer wallpaper to commemorate the closing of this historical, long-running Las Vegas show just for you. Simply click on the photo of your choice above and follow the simple instructions to bring Las Vegas to your computer!

Yes, We Have Baseball Playoff Tickets – Can’t make it to Las Vegas to bet the game and watch it on a big screen? Go one step further and check out our great prices on Prime Baseball Playoff and World Series Tickets! (Click on the home team’s name to find ticket availability). We have college football and pro football tickets as well!

Hip, Hip Hooray For Barry – Who else but Barry Manilow could salute Dick Clark with a musical number, win an Emmy for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program,” and then head into arthroscopic surgery on both of his hips? Barry’s recovering nicely and will be back headlining at the Las Vegas Hilton on November 8. Tickets for the first four months of Barry’s 2007 schedule at the Las Vegas Hilton are on sale now. Click for Barry Manilow Tickets

Big Winner at the Cal!

Zeny Agas of Honolulu, Hawaii, won $77,217 while playing Pai Gow Poker at “The Cal” (California Hotel) in Downtown Las Vegas. Zeny celebrates her exciting win with a smile on her face, proudly displaying her winning check.

Evening Entertainment Redefined at WET – The Spa at TI – WET — The Spa at TI (Treasure Island) is the only spa on the Las Vegas Strip to offer specialized evening treatments. The unique WET PM menu is designed to rejuvenate guests for an exhilarating night out or pamper and prepare them for a relaxing night in; from the heiress, a 24-karat sexy treatment that wraps guests all in gold for a night on the town (including a final sprinkling of real gold dust!) to the sleepy town massage, guaranteed to help anyone drift off to dreamland. Late-night hours allow spa-goers the flexibility to enjoy numerous spa offerings on their schedule. Open to the general public as well as hotel guests seven days a week, WET’s hours of operation are Sunday through Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tempt Your Taste Buds with Wine and Cheese at Onda Wine Lounge – Located at the entrance to Onda Restaurant, the new Onda Wine Lounge at The Mirage provides a perfect casual spot for a pre- or post-theater cocktail. The Italian-inspired lounge features a large selection of wines available by the glass, bottle or individual flights. Providing the perfect accompaniment to a classic Chianti or crisp Chardonnay, guests also may choose from an assortment of artisan cheeses and meats to round out their experience. The 58-seat lounge features family-style seating in a classic Italian-kitchen dÚcor.

Lance Burton Taps Keg – Lance Burton became mayor for a day in a tradition that goes back over 500 years in Germany. On October 1st the first keg is tapped by an official. Lance was joined by magicians Fielding West, Nathan Burton, Mac King, Bob Massey, Bill Smith, Norm Nielsen and Peter Reveen at the Hofbrauhaus. Click to Buy Lance Burton Tickets

Did You Know – Pho, (pronounced “fuh”) newly opened inside The Coffee Shop at Treasure Island, is the only Vietnamese restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant is named for a signature Vietnamese dish, Pho, a rich beef broth with vermicelli noodles infused with spices and fresh herbs. The 30-seat restaurant specializes in noodle soups and traditional Vietnamese dishes and is open Sunday — Thursday, 11 a.m. — midnight and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. — 3 a.m.

Gambling Talk: Video Slots – I Love Lucy – with Victor H. Royer. In keeping with the other great IGT games based on popular themes and television shows, this is a five reel 12-line video slot machine which is also a bonus game as well as a progressive. All the popular characters from the TV show are represented in this game, but the most fun you will have is when you land on the Chocolate Factory Bonus. If you remember the TV episode on which this bonus is based, then you already know what I mean and what fun this is. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: PT’s Pubs and PT’s Gold Las Vegas – Want to see how the locals live? Check out the hotties that serve us locals at the various PT’s Pubs and PT’s Gold (bars and lounges) around the Las Vegas Valley. (The “Vegas Valley” is the area you see when you fly in here over all those miles of houses, streets, malls, and grocery stores … going “how could anyone every live here”).

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Years Eve Fireworks 2003-2004. Missed being in Las Vegas this past New Year’s Eve? Every year, Las Vegas puts on a fireworks show like no other, all up and down every mile of the Las Vegas Strip! New Years Eve rooms are filling up fast, and the price rises day after day even with months to go. Visit our discount room partner Las Vegas Hotel Dealsand book now for this year!

  • Click To View New Years Eve Fireworks 2003-2004: Broadband (only)

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

Members Mania – We Love Our Readers!

Readers Write:

Dear Sir;

We have visited Vegas 8 times now and still never get enough of it. Love the place, and love getting the insider news too. I heard that the Excalibur is being demolished. If so, why. It’s such a beautiful hotel/casino. I feel very sad that the Stardust is being demolished. Stayed there twice and found it very pleasant.

I read your article about taking cabs from the airport to the hotel via the tunnel. Unfortunately I was one of those people who had experienced that and I couldn’t believe the fare they had charged. But after reading your inside report about that I’ll know better when I visit Vegas again in June.Thanks for the tip.

You people are doing a wonderful job out there. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Elizabeth McAllister

Canada


Ted Responds
:

Elizabeth,

Glad that we are helping you have great visits to Las Vegas. That is our goal!

Per the Excalibur, I keep hearing this floating around, and I’m either really missing the boat, or this is one of the most insane rumors I’ve heard in a long time. If nothing else, it seems official that Dick’s Last Resort (a popular tourist area bar and grill where the staff insults you and being messy is encouraged) will be finding a home at Excalibur in 2007, and they aren’t going to build a huge new restaurant attraction right before they demolish the place.

Long term prospects for Excalibur? Owners MGM Mirage Corp. will probably kick back and until they see what The Tropicana’s new owners are going to do. MGM Mirage is busy enough with their Project CityCenter and the new tower going up (soon) between Mandalay Bay and Luxor.

I’m just not seeing it, but if I have completely missed some pretty firm news of Excalibur implosion, drop me a line at [email protected]. If nothing else, this rumor is so strong, I’d like to see where it is coming from!

Hope this helps!

Live From Las Vegas,

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, and use some of them on our Radio.AccessVegas.com Streaming Broadcast! (Don’t worry … we never broadcast your personal information. All calls used are edited to insure caller privacy).
  • Drop us an email at [email protected] – We read them all!

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:

  • Halloween October 31
  • Veterans Day November 10-12 (3 day weekend – Friday off)
  • Thanksgiving November 23-26 (4 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 22-25 (3 day weekend – Christmas on Monday)
  • New Year’s Eve/Day December 29 – January 1 (3 day weekend – New Years on Monday)

Win and extreme $50,000 Backyard Makeover! Turn your backyard into your own personal oasis. This and other Great Free Stuff, Bargains, and More on our AccessVegas.com Advertiser Deals page. Click there now!

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 comprehensive regular updates of Las Vegas news concerning visitors, events, entertainment, hotels, gambling, real estate, and tourism, please visit our Las Vegas News Update Site and enter your email address there to subscribe and stay informed!

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

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

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

All contents copyright 2006 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

October 11, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

Proud Member:
Las Vegas Internet Chamber of Commerce

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 04, 2006

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

Can’t see all the great photos and graphics? Click to Read This Issue Online! Need to contact us? Send feedback to [email protected]

Share the info: Click to Email this newsletter to a friend!
Missed an issue? Click to Read Back Issues Online. This newsletter is free!

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


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! Harrah’s Entertainment (Harrah’s, Ballys, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Paris Las Vegas, Imperial Palace, Rio Suites, and about 35 other casino properties worldwide) has received a $15.05 billion buyout offer from a couple of investment firms. This is very recent news, and not much fall-out yet. I’ll give you my take as we learn more.

In a much more interesting note, Harrah’s (the company) is going to acquire the Barbary Coast from Boyd Gaming (the people soon to blow up the Stardust and build the $3.5 billion Echelon Place on that area).

For those wanting more details and my take on how this will affect visitor room rates, you can read my recent blog post Harrahs Getting Bought Out, Las Vegas Condo Hotels Good For Visitors?

We say goodbye to Clint Holmes and the show Splash as this month begins. We’ll say more about Splash next week, but we can’t say enough about Clint Holmes. He was one-of-a-kind, in the mold of Sammy Davis, Jr. (with talent to match).

Many move to Las Vegas and simply count their money, but Clint was out and about, available for charity and always engaged in the community. He’s off to London to fulfull a life-long dream of starring in a play he’s written and we wish him all the best. We leave you with a couple of Clint Holmes tidbits to check out:

We are running our review of Gerry McCambridge – The Mentalist, but if you want to see him (and you should), act fast. He is playing at The Stardust, and the hotel does close at the end of this month. We arranged to see the show before the hotel closure was moved up, and had an internal delay as our shows writer Nancy is expecting her first child! We are excited for her, but for obvious reasons, we’ve been giving her some extra time to get assignments done to cope with the ups and downs of a first pregnancy.

Bottom Line: Go see the show if you are coming in the next month. If not, read about it here as the show is very popular and certain to find a new Las Vegas showroom soon. We’ll keep you posted!

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Show Review: Gerry McCambridge – The Mentalist

Reviewed September, 2006
by Nancy Dickinson

It’s plain good ol’ Las Vegas tradition to capture the awe of viewers with dynamic props, extravagant effects, unconventional talent, and unparalleled showmanship (though often an overkill). One man, however, opens doors to the hearts, emotions, and spirits of people using entertainment weapons that far surpass the need for a stage crew: His mind and the minds of those he encounters.

Gerry McCambridge, better known as “The Mentalist,” has the undeniable ability to get into the heads of any and everybody. So much so that his 20 year cerebral career journey has taken him from celebrity events to a major NBC television series to his own full blown show at The Stardust. This man knows what is going on in the head of any person at any given time, facts ranging from their specific idiosyncratic personal habits to the exact name of their very first crush…and he is so freakishly accurate. Click to Read The Full Review, Buy Tickets, Watch New Preview Video …

Larry G. Jones – The Man of 1002 Voices Show: Hilarious Clean Comedy… Dead-on Voices, combined with Singer, Celebrity, and Presidential Parodies! – More dynamic than stand-up comedy, & more legendary voices and laughs than 4-dozen impersonators! Blazing through impressions and song parodies, there can be as many as 75 voices in a 75-minute show. Larry G. Jones delivers a Fast Moving Impressionist/Comedy Show that will Amaze Every audience! Click to Read The Full Story, Buy Tickets, Watch New Preview Video …

Local Entrepreneurs Expand Empire and Release First Wine From Amplified Wines – Reggae Rhapsody Is The First Release From Amplified Wines, A Subsidiary of Rock ‘n Roll Wine – Following the first ever Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amp’d Festival which brought more than 2,900 Rock ‘n Roll Wine fans to the beach at Mandalay Bay for wine tasting and live music performances, the team behind Rock ‘n Roll Wine, releases the first vino from their Oregon winery, Amplified Wines. Chris Hammond and Sonny Barton are excited for the release of Reggae Rhapsody, the first wine to come out of their winery, Amplified Wines. Click to Read The Full Story …

Luxor Presents Hot International Latin And Ballroom Dance Sensation Burn The Floor – Displaying the talents and passions of the world’s best dancers, the sizzling dance sensation Burn The Floor debuts at Luxor Las Vegas. The high-energy, 70-minute show, seen by more than three million people in 32 countries, features a variety of dance styles, including salsa, samba, cha cha, tango and rhumba, all with a sexy, modern edge. “Burn The Floor combines elements of a rock n’ roll concert and Broadway theater with the sensual and dynamic energy of Latin and ballroom dance into a powerful, one-of-a-kind stage performance,” said Jason Gilkison, Burn The Floor’s director and choreographer and three-time World Champion Latin Ballroom dancer. Click to Read The Full Story and Buy Tickets …

Bobby Darin Turns Back the Clock in ‘Legends’ – Art Vargas Sings Pop Idol’s Classics in Celebrity Tribute Show – Audiences at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino’s “Legends in Concert” will relive the late ’50s and ’60s when Art Vargas re-creates Bobby Darin in the celebrity tribute show. Vargas will belt out Darin classics “Beyond the Sea,” “Dream Lover,” “Splish Splash” and “Mack the Knife.” Click to Read The Full Story and Buy Tickets …

Will He Leave His Heart At The Las Vegas Hitlon? – Tony Bennett, who has more than 100 recordings to his credit and has sold more than 50 million albums world-wide, will headline at the Las Vegas Hilton on Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21 at 9 p.m. The 13-time Grammy winner celebrated his 80th birthday on August 3 and will have a new CD out on September 26, “TONY BENNETT DUETS: An American Classic.” Click to Buy Tony Bennett Tickets

Jeff Hobson ‘The Hilarious Host Of Las Vegas’ Plays In ‘V’ The Show – Emcee, Comical Magician Is The Glue That Holds “The Ultimate Variety Show” Together – Comedy/magician Jeff Hobson who likes to be known as “The Hilarious Host of Las Vegas” is no ordinary performer but has the ability to take a series of world-class acts and make them into an A+ show in “V — The Ultimate Variety Show” in the V Theatre at the Aladdin’s Desert Passage. Even though he’s one of the best watch thieves you will ever witness his most entertaining talent is hosting “V” with his comical barbs and lightning tongue. Click to Read The Full Story and Buy Tickets …

Manilow Tickets For 2007 – Tickets for the first four months of Barry Manilow’s 2007 schedule at the Las Vegas Hilton are on sale. Barry also has added four shows to his December 2006 schedule. Click for Barry Manilow Tickets!

Gambling Talk: Video Slots – I Dream of Jeannie – with Victor H. Royer. This terrific game from IGT comes packaged in hot pink, of course, with the cartoon illustration of Jeannie on the front of the machine’s cabinet. The game is a five line 9-reel video slot machine, which in this version features the Jeannie Bottle Bonus. You may have already played a similar game where there is a bonus wheel mounted at the top of the game, similar to the Wheel of Fortune game, also made by IGT. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Paris Las Vegas – Paris Las Vegas Brings the Parisian Experience To Life. Guests Are Invited To Stroll Down the Cobblestone Sidewalks of the Shopping District Enjoy the 85 000-Square-Foot Casino Dine in One of the Resorts 8 Distinct French Restaurants Rejuvenate in the European Health Spa Relax by the Two-Acre Casino-Roof-Top Swimming Pool and Enjoy the Aroma of Freshly Baking Bread and European Coffees.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas. Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas is a place where the neon of the strip is just a soft glow. On the horizon at twilight, where the mountains serve as a Sweeping backdrop to mediterranean-inspired villas – abundant Foliage and majestic waters. Here – at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas – the world is your very own – as you indulge your senses in our spa, perfect your serve on our tennis courts or enjoy a few rounds of golf on exceptional championship courses.

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Readers Write:

Anne Rodger from Scotland who commented in your last newsletter that she has trouble getting a direct flight from Scotland may like to know that FlyGlobespan.com are starting a twice weekly flight from Glasgow to Las Vegas flying on Mondays and Fridays.

Regards,

Alex Green

Can you tell me if Celine Dion will stil be performing next year (2007) at Ceasars Palace, as we have been trying to get to see her, but each time we get to Las Vegas she is on a break? We saw Elton John last year instead and he was brilliant.

Many thanks,

Christine (UK)

Is there a way to find out about Shows in Vegas for the week or Weeks we plan on being out there! We really try to come out to Vegas depending on who we can see! We love Comedians, Singers, Groups, Bands & Etc.!

Hope you can help us!

Abe

Ted Responds:

Our readers are the greatest! Thanks for the tip/info on the flights from Scotland.

Celine is indeed playing the first few months of 2007, and ticket are available (last chance to catch her show in the Las Vegas run):
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On the left hand side of our shows page at Las Vegas Shows, we have a shows search box for shows. Plus, our newsletter lists coming concerts to your right as you read this.

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Legendary Performer Tony Bennett To Headline Las Vegas Hilton October 20 & 21 – Tony Bennett, who has more than 100 recordings to his credit and has sold more than 50 million albums world-wide, will headline at the Las Vegas Hilton on Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21 at 9 p.m. “The Las Vegas Hilton welcomes this legendary performer to a legendary theater,” said Rudy Prieto, the resort’s CEO and general manager. “Tony Bennett is synonymous with great American music, as well as being an integral part of Las Vegas entertainment history.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation’s Grand Slam For Children Benefit Concert – Phil Collins, Sarah McLachlan, Counting Crows And Others To Perform Saturday, Oct. 7 At MGM Grand – The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation (AACF) has assembled another superstar line-up of entertainers for an unforgettable evening of music and other entertainment to benefit Las Vegas at-risk youth. Counting Crows, Sarah McLachlan and legendary rocker Phil Collins are just a few of the stars who will take the stage Saturday, Oct. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Grammy Award-winning producer, arranger and composer David Foster will return for his 11th year as musical director. Click to Read The Full Story …

Boxing’s “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather To Face World Welterweight Champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir In “Pretty Risky,” Saturday, Nov. 4 At Mandalay Bay – Known as boxing’s “Pretty Boy,” and universally recognized as the pound-for-pound king of the ring, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is set to face what most believe is a pretty risky fight against the very dangerous WBC and Ring magazine Welterweight Champion Carlos Manuel “Tata” Baldomir Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Click to Read The Full Story …

‘Legends’ Adds Country Superstar Garth Brooks – Steve Fairchild, Dean Simmons Split Performance in Tribute Show – Garth Brooks is back on stage once again as two tribute artists perform as only the original country singer-songwriter could in “Legends in Concert” at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Steve Fairchild will re-create the phenomenal music force of the ’90s for two months beginning Monday, Sept. 11. Dean Simmons will dazzle audiences as Brooks for the following two months to complete the engagement. Click to Read The Full Story …

Stardust To Close Sooner Than Expected – The owner of the aging Stardust hotel-casino said the 48-year-old Las Vegas landmark will close its doors on Nov. 1, two months earlier than previously planned. Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming plans to tear down the Stardust to make way for a $ 4 billion megaresort called Echelon Place. Boyd spokesman Rob Stillwell said the closing date was moved up to adjust to employee shortages. Click to Read The Full Story …

Tony’s Family Helps Jerry’s Kids – After their Sunday night show the cast of “The Sopranos Last Supper” at the new Harmon Theater in KRAVE at Desert Passage went to the Hilton where the local MDA Telethon fund-raising efforts were underway. They went on the air live with Channel 8 anchors Paula Francis and Gary Waddell at 9:55 p.m. while the tote board was $48,000 after Tony introduced the cast of the popular dinner show the phones began ringing and brought in another $45,000. Click to Read The Full Story …

Judges give voters say on smoking initiatives – But Question 5’s ban won’t include motel, hotel rooms – The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday elected to let voters decide in November whether they want to enact tough anti-smoking restrictions in bars, supermarkets and restaurants. In a 6-1 decision made public Friday, the court upheld the smoking restrictions of ballot Question 5, called the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. In upholding the ballot initiative, however, the court rejected a provision added by Carson City District Judge Bill Maddox to include all motel and hotel rooms in the smoking ban, a restriction supporters of the proposal said they had not sought to include in the measure. Click to Read The Full Story …

Las Vegas tourism could be bit insecure – New national surveys seem to show Americans’ fascination with Las Vegas could be waning. Americans still name the city as a top vacation destination, but they say security at airports will keep them closer to home. The cost of living has them looking for ways to save. Also, gaming may be losing its luster. Click to Read The Full Story …

Towers at Hoover Dam Bypass Construction Site Collapse – US-93 at Hoover Dam remains shut down in both directions after a pair of steel crane construction towers at the bypass construction site came crashing down Friday afternoon. The Nevada Highway Patrol advises drivers to take US-95 south through to Laughlin for eastbound travel into Arizona. From Arizona, take AZ-68 into Laughlin, then NV-163 to US-95 north into Searchlight and Boulder City into Henderson. Click to Read The Full Story …



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Hello From Las Vegas! The Stardust has confirmed November 1, 2006 as their official closing date. They have been moving some employees to other company owned properties and are providing generous severance pay to those staying with the hotel until they end then retiring.

The plans for the building? Rumor is hot and heavy regarding a New Year’s Eve implosion, but nothing yet formally announced yet. As usual, you’ll know when we know!

Our friend Scott Whitney of the Living In Las Vegas Podcast got a nice mention in a recent news article: Hello out there! Podcasts can put your messages in the right ears. The article contains links to both of Scott’s great podcasts. Well worth a listen.

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CMT And Miss America Return To The Aladdin Resort & Casino For The 2007 Miss America Pageant – Two-Hour Pageant To Air Live On CMT, Monday, January 29, 2007 At 8p.m., ET/PT

The 2007 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT will return to the Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The two-hour telecast will air live on CMT, Monday, January 29, 2007 at 8 p.m., ET/PT. “The Miss America Organization could not be happier to return to the host hotel, the Aladdin Resort & Casino…” said McMaster. “We are thrilled that the city of Las Vegas has embraced our Organization again and our legendary Pageant. This venue will be the perfect compliment to our 2007 show which will introduce a growing audience to the tradition, rich in history, of Miss America.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band “Party At The End Of The World 2006 Tour” MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 21 & Oct. 28 – Singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band bring the “Party at the End of the World 2006 Tour” to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. The performances are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Buffett’s celebrated performances at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Labor Day Weekend 2005 were recently released on Mailboat Records as a full-length show on two DVDs. The sold-out concerts made history in the Windy City as Buffett’s performances were the first at the 92-year-old ballpark. Click to Read The Full Story…

Diego Corrales And Joel Casamayor To Duke It Out One More Time For World Lightweight Championship – World lightweight champion Diego Corrales and former world champion and top-rated contender Joel Casamayor, with a combined record of 73-6-1 (53 KOs) and a winning percentage exceeding 91 percent, will step into the ring and go mano-a-mano for the third and final time to settle their fantastic trilogy live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Saturday, Oct. 7. The fight will begin at 9 p.m. EST/PST as part of a free preview weekend whereby the network will be available in more than 35 million homes nationwide. Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info…

Vizzun Entertainment Presents The Pure Aloha Fall Festival October 6 – 8 – Vizzun Entertainment presents The Pure Aloha Fall Festival at the Cannery Casino & Hotel on Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8. The three-day festival will feature food and crafts from the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands, as well as entertainment for the entire family. The Pure Aloha Festival will kick off on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. with an evening concert featuring Pati, O-shen, Koauka and Bonafide. Saturday evening, also starting at 6 p.m., will feature traditional Hawaiian music by the legendary Makaha Sons along with multi-Hoku winner, Raiatea Helm. Comedian Augie T will host both evenings. Click to Read The Full Story…

Barry Manilow’s Hits Of The 60’s – Barry Manilow, who is taking a few weeks off after this week’s schedule of shows at the Las Vegas Hilton to undergo outpatient arthroscopic surgery, was busy this week taping a promo video for his upcoming “The Greatest Songs of the Sixties” album. The taping took place in the Hilton Theater with a stunning set brought in just for the video. Barry will resume his long-term engagement (through 2007) at the Hilton on November 8. Barry Manilow Ticket Info

2006 Inaugural Concours d’Elegance Las Vegas Announced – ‘Las Vegas-The inaugural Concours d’Elegance Las Vegas will be held Sunday, October 22, 2006 at the picturesque TPC the Canyons PGA golf course. A full weekend of events including welcoming cocktail reception at Las Vegas Country Club, driving tour to Red Rock Canyon with picnic lunch, Dine in the Desert with renowned Las Vegas chefs, golf tournament and the concours will serve to generate funds for multiple charities. Click to Read The Full Story …

Retro-cool Musical Production “Shag With A Twist” Swings Into Las Vegas – The retro-cool musical production “Shag With A Twist” brings its groovy vibe, swinging music and sophisticated moves to Las Vegas at the Krave Theatre at the Aladdin. Set at a 1960s Tupperware party, “Shag With A Twist” was created by famed visual artist Josh “Shag” Agle and choreographer Cynthia Bradley. The show serves up an evocative cocktail of music, color and choreography that brings to life the campy, hip artwork of Shag, while capturing the carefree spirit of a retro era where big hair, Tupperware parties and pupu platters were at the height of fashion. The retro-theming extends off the stage with showroom dÚcor, frilly “birdbath” drinks, pupu platter appetizers, kitschy ushers and that will have audience members energized and on their feet. Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Blues Storm is performing this Saturday night at a fabulous Italian Restaurant & Lounge. Rocco & Kim, new owners of the long established CAPOZZOLI’s invite ALL to join the party Saturday night. September 9th in the lounge from 9pm – 1am. The Restaurant is open 24 hours daily and is well-known for their sumptuous food. Capozzoli’s is located at 3333 S. Maryland Pkwy, LV, NV 89109 (corner of Desert Inn) For dinner reservations call 702-731-5311. Blues Storm Info

Pigskin On The Big Screen – Football fans can catch each Sunday’s action free on the big screen (actually 11 big screens) when Football Central kicks off exclusively in the legendary Las Vegas Hilton Theater beginning Sunday, September 10 at 10 a.m. The featured games will be on a 15′ X 20′ HDTV with state-of-the-art theater sound and can be clearly seen from any of the theater’s more than 1,100 comfortable seats. Football Central will also feature the Miller Girls. Prizes from Miller include “Beer for a Year,” monthly Pro Bowl Ticket giveaways including round trip airfare to Hawaii and hotel accommodations, and $250 MasterCard gift cards given away weekly. The Hilton is sponsoring a $10,000 weekly cash giveaway all season long, with the drawing at 5 p.m. every Sunday beginning September 10. Food and drink specials, including $1 hot dogs and draft beer, also will be featured in the Hilton’s exclusive Football Central.

Gambling Talk: The Million Dollar Pyramid – with Victor H. Royer. This game is based on a popular television game show of a similar name. It is a five reel 9-line game with a maximum bet option of 90-coins per spin. Along with the many recognizable and popular prizes from the game show, this video slot machine features a chance for you to become an instant millionaire. The jackpot is paid instantly, upon verification of the correct win. When you hit the “double” symbol, which features the face of the TV show’s host, your wins are doubled. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: New York, New York Las Vegas – The Manhattan skyline is visible from Vegas. The architects of this fabulous Vegas resort, New York New York, have done a great job of recreating numerous Manhattan structures. When you arrive at the fabulous New York New York you will feel the pulsation of the heart of Vegas — the celebrated strip.

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Readers WriteHello ,

I look forward to receiving your newspaper and finding out about all the changes in Las Vegas. My husband and I love going there for holidays the only complaint we have is that there are NO DIRECT FLIGHTS throughout the year from SCOTLAND. We only have direct flights for around 6 weeks in the summer which we did use last year. After that we either have to get a flight across to America then get an internal flight to Las Vegas or fly down to Manchester or London for a direct flight from there. By having to do this it adds a lot of journey time onto your holiday and especially on the return journey it is very tiring. Having to do this puts us off coming on holiday to Las Vegas. Even if there were to be one direct flight per week from Scotland I am sure it would be filled as we know a lot of people who do travel to Las Vegas and they also find it hassle with all the extra traveling.

I don’t know if you can suggest this to the holiday companies and see what type of feedback you receive. I know if the traveling was to be direct then we would visit oftener than we do.

I look forward to your reply and thank you.

Anne Rodger

Ted Responds – Anne,

Thanks for reading and visiting when you can. I know it is a LONG way to fly.

Airline flights are partially supply/demand and partially based on how many flights various governments allow between their countries. The best thing you can do is contact airlines that serve your area and specifically ask why you don’t have various direct flights to the U.S. that would be of interest.

Outside of a non-stop from London a few days a week (Virgin I believe), virtually everyone has to fly to the U.S. and then change planes. If you find out anything from airlines on your end that would be of interest to our readers, let us know. We have many readers in Europe.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 23, 2006

In This Issue: Paris Hilton Release Party, Cirque Does Elvis, Z’Tejas Summerlin, Folies Bergere Juggler, Mac King To Stay, Football Betting Starts, BikeFest, Monte Carlo Photos, Sands Implosion Video, more…

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Sorry we are running late this week! We had a couple of technical glitches, but our excellent staff (especially Amy) saved the day. Although this issue is dated for last week, the news is 100% up to date as we post it.

Quick follow-up on the cabbie topic we’ve been discussing the past few weeks. You DO have a right to dictate your route to a cab driver, according to a recent article: In It For The Long Haul – Passengers have right to dictate routes to cabbies. Don’t feel bad about telling them to keep you out of the tunnel! (New Readers: Note our August 16, 2006 and August 2, 2006 issues).

While monorail rider numbers plummet and the double-decker “Deuce” buses on The Strip proving very popular, the latest talk is to wipe out the beautiful median running down the middle of The Strip and make it a bus lane: Officials: Monorail, bus can share Strip – ‘Plenty of riders to go around,’ RTC says. I moved here back when the strip median was just raised concrete just like any other major boulevard anywhere else, and the grass and palm trees are much nicer. However… if you come to town and can’t even move up an down The Strip to enjoy it all, we’ve gotta do something.

I want to give a quick shout-out to my friend Lori Judd at A Time For Me Las Vegas. Her company can do everything from running errands to event planning. Whether you are a local who’s car needs that servicing and other time-consuming errands or a visitor looking for help with event planning, corporate functions and more, check them out. They have helped me in a pinch and I am happy to recommend them to others.

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Cirque Du Soleil Announces The Return Of Elvis To Las Vegas At MGM Mirage’s Project Citycenter – Elvis Presley Show Expected To Open November 2009 – Elvis Presley Enterprises and Cirque du Soleil have reached an agreement with MGM MIRAGE to create a permanent Elvis Presley show at the CityCenter hotel/casino, under construction in Las Vegas. The show is expected to open with the hotel in November 2009. The deal marks the return of Elvis to Las Vegas, the site of some of the most remarkable performances of his illustrious career. Click to Read The Full Story …Comic Juggler Michael Holly Appearing In Folies Bergere At The Tropicana – Talented juggler / comedian, Michael Holly, appears as the variety act in the world renowned production show, “Folies Bergere,” at the Tropicana Resort & Casino through January 2, 2007. Michael Holly is one of the funniest entertainers on the Las Vegas Strip and now he brings his quick wit and juggling talent to the Tiffany Theatre stage as part of a 10-minute variety act in “Folies Bergere.” Holly has been a Las Vegas highlight for several years, even voted best specialty act in Las Vegas by Casino Player magazine. Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …Z’ Tejas Southwestern In Summerlin – Texas style southwestern food is what Z’ Tejas promises and boy do they deliver! From their suburban location in Summerlin, the spacious restaurant boasts some of the best south of the border appetizers and mouth watering tequila drinks. A happy hour favorite for many locals, the specials run from 3pm until close in the bar. Click to Read The Full Review …

Paris Hilton Celebrates On Las Vegas Strip at Beacher’s Rockhouse Block Party And Pure Nightclub – Actress, Model And Now Pop Singer, Paris Hilton Releases Debut CD – What: Paris Hilton celebrates the release of her debut album Paris featuring the hit single “Stars are Blind” at the grand opening of BEACHER’S ROCKHOUSE followed by an after-party at Pure Nightclub û the club E! Entertainment named the nation’s “hippest hotspot.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Comedian Magician Mac King Extends His Run at Harrah’s Las Vegas For Five More Years – Las Vegas headliner Mac King announces “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” has been extended for five more years center-Strip at Harrah’s Las Vegas. “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” has delivered non-stop laughs and dazzling magic to audiences of all ages at Harrah’s Las Vegas since 2000. “I’m pleased to extend my great run at Harrah’s for five more years,” said Mac King. “To be able to continue performing at this amazing venue and make people laugh every day is a great feeling.” Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …

Rooms With A NewThe Las Vegas Hilton, known internationally as a traditional property, has retained its classic look while simultaneously transforming itself into a contemporary resort, spending more than $40 million dollars in construction and renovation projects. The 3,000 rooms and suites of the Las Vegas Hilton are undergoing a transformation as well, starting with 923 that will feature luxurious beds, flat-screen monitors, internet access, and high-end amenities.

Stratosphere and Arizona Charlie’s To Feature Outstanding NFL and College Football Betting Values – 10 For 10 Pays 900 For 1 On Ties Win Parlay Card – The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas will offer the best “Ties Win Parlay Card” along with excellent betting values for NFL and college football bettors. “Football bettors have learned that they can find the best teaser cards at one of our four properties, but this year we have raised the bar for the competition with the absolute best ’10 Team Ties Win Parlay Card’ at 900 for 1,” said Robert Jaynes, director of race and sports book for the American Casino & Entertainment Properties. Click to Read The Full Story …

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Dive Into A Spectacular Show And Help Save The Coral Reefs – Nevada Ballet Theatre Dancers Lend Support To Coral Reef Project – A group of top-tier Nevada dancers and artists are making a huge splash at The Chameleon Studios on September 26 to draw attention to coral reefs around the world that are being destroyed by pollution and over fishing. In an event called the INHABITANTS Project, dancers and musical artists from Celine Dion and Franco Dragone’s “A New Day” show in Las Vegas, as well as dancers from the Nevada Ballet Theatre, will use music and movement to deliver a compelling message about the importance of coral reefs to our ecosystem and to our daily lives. Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Hogs & Heifers to Play Host to BikeFest 2006 Festivities – Join The Popular Downtown Bar For BBQs, Live Music And Hogs’ Famous Wheel of Luck September 14-17 During BikeFest! – From the no-holds-barred team that brought locals and visitors alike such events as Blues, Brews and Bar BQs, Roller Derby Weddings and Hog Wild for Kids, comes supporting BikeFest carousing Hogs style! Be prepared for days full of live music, barbeques, bikes and of course… a little debauchery with the Hogs bartenders at the helm. BikeFest begins September 14th and as a main sponsor Hogs & Heifers, everyone’s favorite downtown bar, will be offering four days of celebration in typical Hogs fashion. Click to Read The Full Story… or Click For 2005 Bikefest Photos (PG-13)

Give It That ‘Ole College Try – The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook released its ever popular college wagers including College Games of the Year, and their College Over/Under Regular Season Wins. Games of the year consist of more than 80 marquee match-ups throughout the regular season. Some of the games that have already drew some interest include Ohio St. -1 @ Texas on September 9th, Georgia vs. Florida -4 ¢ on October 28th, and Notre Dame at USC -2 on November 25th. Also posted are the over/under regular season wins for 28 of the top programs in the nation. These include Texas at 9 ¢, Notre Dame at 10 ¢, USC at 9 ¢, and Michigan at 9. The SuperBook always provides the current odds and rules.

The Soprano’s Wish Mayor Oscar Goodman A Happy Birthday – “The Boys” including Tony dropped by Mayor Oscar Goodman’s office at City Hall to wish him a Happy Birthday! “The Sopranos Last Supper” cast roasted him in June at the National Conference of Mayors and decided it was time to check up on him for his birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …

Gambling Talk: My Rich Uncle Video Slots – with Victor H. Royer. In keeping with the “let’s get rich” theme, here is another great game from IGT, in which you can become one of the people who “inherits” a fortune from your rich uncle. This is a five reel 9-line video slot machine in which you are trying to get your share of the inheritance when Uncle Mega Bux passes on and leaves a fortune to be divided among his greedy relatives. When three, four, or five of the “Will” symbols land on any active payline, you are transported into the attorney’s office where the Will is being read. Click to Read Complete Article…

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Monte Carlo Las Vegas – The Monte Carlo features everything from elegant decor reminiscent of the famous Monaco playground to top-name entertainment. The Monte Carlo also has 25,000 sq ft of convention space, a wedding chapel, florist, fitness facility, and a full-service health spa and salon. Located near the south end of the strip, the Monte Carlo is across from the MGM Grand and next door to New York-New York. The 102,197 sq ft. casino features over 2,000 slot machines from nickels to $100 machines, more than 90 tables games, poker tables, and a keno lounge

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Las Vegas Sands Implosion. With the Venetian’s second tower rising high above The Strip, I thought this would be a fun time to take a look back at the implosion of the historical Sands Las Vegas that used to be where the Venetian now sits.

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Readers WriteHi Ted,I am e-mailing you from Southampton United Kingdom. I subscribe to your excellent Newsletter. My husband and myself have been to Las Vegas 3 times, have stayed in the Stratosphere twice and the Stardust (which we understand is being pulled down). We were there for the opening night of The Venetian, however each time we have been it has been too windy for the fountains at the Bellagio, but have seen them on your video.The last time we were there was 2 years ago, and each time there is something different to see. We have been to see inside the Wedding Chapels which were just across the road from the Stratosphere, and Fremont Street experience was wonderful. We enjoy your newsletter very much, and hope to visit again in the future.Kind regards and keep up the good work on the Newsletter,

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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 1-4 (3 day weekend)
  • Grandparents Day September 8-10
  • Columbus Day October 6-9 (3 day weekend)
  • Halloween October 31
  • Veterans Day November 10-12 (3 day weekend – Friday off)
  • Thanksgiving November 23-26 (4 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 22-25 (3 day weekend – Christmas on Monday)
  • New Year’s Eve/Day December 29 – January 1 (3 day weekend – New Years on Monday)

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For comprehensive regular updates of Las Vegas news concerning visitors, events, entertainment, hotels, gambling, real estate, and tourism, please visit our Las Vegas News Update Site and enter your email address there to subscribe and stay informed!Vegas Comments and Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].

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August 23, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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