Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 16, 2006

In This Issue: $1.2 Million Wheel of Fortune Winner, Barrera vs. Juarez II, “Britney” Added To Legends, Fashionistas Offers Open Bar, Peter Max, Smooth Jazz Events, Moorea Topless Pool, Cannerystock, Foxwoods Poker, Harrah’s Photos, more…

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Hello From Las Vegas! Summer is wrapping up and it’s been a very cool summer compared to last year. I guess the heat went other places in the United States as last year we were facing somewhat regular 112+ temps here in Las Vegas, and this summer it has been around our average high of 104.

However … if our summer temps are too hot for you, now is the time to think ahead and book for later this fall when many areas start getting very cool while we are still warm and sunny. Book now before others start thinking about a late fall escape and drive up the room rates. If you live in a cold weather climate, you’ll be glad you did!

This follow up story about local cab drivers over-charging people by taking the the long way is a must print out for the following reason: It has the phone number of the Taxi Authority. This is a “must have” for all Las Vegas visitors.

If you run across a cab driver who diverts you to a club or night spot you didn’t initially request, takes to to The Strip or Downtown using the airport tunnel (without asking you first), who won’t take you the route of your choice, is driving dangerously or otherwise not acting in a professional manner, take action.

Note their name (displayed in the cab) or at the very least note the cab number and company when you are done with your ride, and call the Taxi Authority and register a complaint. They do listen and take action! When specific drivers get multiple complaints registered against them, they can get fined or worse.

Here’s the article:

In It For The Long Haul – Passengers have right to dictate routes to cabbies

Or … simply do what more and more people are doing and hire a limo for the ride to your hotel. You’ll be surprised at how affordable it is, and arriving at your hotel via limo kicks off your vacation in style!

Enjoy This Issue!



Visit With Family Yields $1.2 Million on Wheel of Fortune

Zita Esquivel de Velazquez will always remember this trip to visit her family in Las Vegas. An evening’s entertainment at Terrible’s Hotel & Casino last night paid off with a $1,234,549 Wheel of Fortune quarter MegaJackpot. Esquivel, a kindergarten aide from Torreon, Mexico, always plays Wheel of Fortune when visiting the casino. “I was playing another machine, but something attracted me to this one,” said Esquivel indicating her winning slot machine. Click to Read The Full Story …

Barrera vs. Juarez II “Too Close To Call” Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 MGM Grand Garden Arena – Two warriors, one ring. Four fists, one great fight. Just 12 rounds, too close to call. So why not do it again. On Saturday, Sept. 16, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., Marco Antonio Barrera and Rocky Juarez will pick up where they left off in May as they determine once and for all the best 130-pound fighter in the world. Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

The Rolling Stones’ “A Bigger Bang” Tour Returns To MGM Grand Saturday, Nov. 11 – The Rolling Stones will return this fall for the North American encore of their multi-continent “A Bigger Bang” tour and will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 11. Throughout North and South America, The Rolling Stones’ “A Bigger Bang” tour continues to thrill audiences with their electrifying performances, classic hits and songs from their critically acclaimed album, Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Britney Spears Added to ‘Legends in Concert’ – Utah Native Realizes Dream Singing in IP Celebrity Tribute Show – Katie Murdock has realized her dream — singing and getting paid to do it — as she impersonates Britney Spears in “Legends in Concert” at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Murdock sings “Oops! … I Did It Again,” “I’m a Slave 4 U,” “Toxic,” “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” and “… Baby One More Time.” Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Fashionistas Offering Open Bar! – Starting Tuesday August 8th for a limited time only, Fashionistas is instituting an amazing added value for all of our customers — we’re offering a free open bar with the purchase of a full priced ticket in any price tier! That’ right — FREE OPEN BAR!!! Anyone who purchases a full-priced ticket will receive a wristband at the box office that entitles them to the free open bar for the duration of the show. Fashionistas Tickets and Info or call 800-696-5721

Artist Peter Max to Host First Virtual Exhibition at The Art of Peter Max Gallery — Forum Shops – The Art of Peter Max Gallery, one of two galleries in the world exclusively selling Peter Max paintings, has announced a first-ever Virtual Exhibition, Saturday, September 2 at 1 p.m. Live via high-speed Internet connection, artist Peter Max will communicate virtually through plasma screens at the gallery, taking guests in Las Vegas on a personal tour of his renowned studio in New York. Max will interact with guests present in the Las Vegas gallery, sharing his world with collectors and fans. Additionally, Max will draw an original dedication virtually for any guest who purchases a painting during the week of the event. “Peter has some ideas that will surely surprise everyone. Move over David Copperfield!” Click to Read The Full Story …

Cannery Casino & Hotel and Smooth Jazz 105.7 FM Present George Benson, Al Jarreau and Raul Midon on August 26 – Cannery Casino & Hotel and Smooth Jazz 105.7 FM present George Benson, Al Jarreau and Ra·l Mid¾n on Saturday, August 26 inside The Club at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 plus tax and fees.á Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Moorea Offers Poolside Pleasure – Moorea Beach Club is set amidst the famous 11-acre Mandalay Beach, yet seemingly a world away from the cares and concerns of civilization. Behind a frosted glass wall, beach guests can’t see in, but Moorea guests can look out over the tropical wave pool, sandy beach and lush waterfall gardens that surround their tranquil hide-away. What better spot to experience a relaxing poolside spa treatment! Just in time for the summer season Mandalay Bay announces a new poolside spa menu. How about a Cold Stone Massage with specially crafted iced lava stones? Or a poolside body shot, inspired by some of the tastiest cocktails? Try a Frozen Lotion Moisturizing Body Shot in Pina Colada or a Tan Enhancing Body Shot in Rum on the Rocks. Whether soothing the skin or soothing the soul these poolside spa treatments are sure to provide an experience to remember. Click for Mandalay Bay Discount Reservations …

“Best Smooth Jazz Performer” David Van Such To Play Sunday Brunch – Come join us this Sunday August 20 for for Las Vegas Black Music Award Winner David Van Such and His Band Of The Finest Musicians in Vegas at Envy Steakhouse, Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Paradise Road between Sierra Vista & Desert Inn For Sunday Jazz Brunch. Brunch and band hours: 11am to 3pm. New Bar Menu: 1/2 Price Drinks and 1/2 Price Appetizers. Restaurant Area: Buffet Only Cost is between $28.00 & $30.00 and includes: Appetizer, Dessert Buffet & Choice of one EntrÚe plus Complimentary glass of Champagne or Bloody Mary. For Reservations call: 702-784-5716. Click for music sample: Broadband or Dial-Up (steaming audio).

Vintage Jukeboxes For Sale at Imperial Palace – The Auto Collections Houses 24 Wurlitzers, 26 Other Rare Machines – The world’s finest and most complete original Wurlitzer jukebox collection is for sale at The Auto Collections at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. The 24 antique machines are housed in a variety of ornate wood cabinets, play either 45s or 78s or both and work on 110 volts. They range in vintage from a 1934 countertop model 51 with stand to a 1948 model 1100 Chapel. The collection is priced at $250,000, half of what each piece is worth if sold individually. Click to Read The Full Story …

Murphy & Friends Every Saturday At Club Tequila – Every Saturday night starting August 5th, come out and party with Murphy & Friends once again! We have a new location – Club Tequila inside the Fiesta Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. The Band starts at 9:00 p.m. but come early and take advantage of some great specials… Each week enjoy a different live performance by the best local talent Las Vegas has to offer! Click to Read The Full Story …

Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer II — Tuesday, September 19, 2006 (Save the Date!) 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Plaza Hotel and Casino in the Triple Crown Ballroom, 1 Main St., Downtown Las Vegas Join over 1,500 local business people representing hundreds of industries, companies and corporations in and around Las Vegas! Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer II is a great opportunity to mix and mingle while reaching small to large companies, meet new clients and learn how the different business organizations in the Las Vegas area can make your business grow. Click to Read The Full Story …

Southern Nevada Pug Rescue to Host Fifth Annual Pug-O-Rama Picnic – Halloween-Themed Event Set for October 15 at Hills Park in Summerlin – Southern Nevada Pug Rescue (SNPR), a non-profit organization will host its fifth annual Pug-O-Rama Picnic on Sunday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hills Park in Summerlin. Carrying on a tradition started by KC’s Pug Rescue to raise funds for the organization’s rescue Pugs, the Halloween themed event will continue to feature costume contests, prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Click to Read The Full Story …

Hoisting A Few For Barry – Barry Manilow fans who come to see the popular headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton enjoy an added bonus when they head to the Copacabana Bar inside the Hilton Theater. Not only is the Copacabana Bar a working bar, it also features many of Manilow’ gold and platinum records from his personal collection, great career photos, and the infamous Copacabana jacket. Click for Barry Manilow Ticket Info

Cannery Casino & Hotel announces Cannerystock A Salute to Woodstock with Mountain, Ten Years After, Gregg Rolie and tribute band Jimi’s Image on Saturday, August 19 at 4 p.m. The Cannery celebrates peace, love and happiness with three original groups who played at Woodstock in 1969 — Mountain, Ten Years After and Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie. In addition, there will be themed food and drinks and vendors selling items such as tie-dyed clothes, candles and incense. Opening the festivities at 4 p.m. is Jimi’s Image, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Gambling Talk: My Poker Adventure At Foxwoods – with Victor H. Royer. The day was Saturday night, the time 11:00 p.m., the game $10-$20 Seven Card Stud, and the table was full. I sat in the only open seat – just vacated by a player whose stack of chips measured 2-reds by the time he left (that”s a bare $10, if you”re wondering) – bought in for $300 and said a silent “Hello” by means of a nod to the rest of the table. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Harrah’s Las Vegas – You’ll find the excitement Las Vegas is famous for at Harrah’s, located center “Strip” across from Caesars Palace and the Mirage. We’ve got it all. From luxurious hotel rooms to cuisine that has been voted “Best in Las Vegas,” as well as unique retail outlets, non-stop entertainment and, of course, the ultimate gaming experience.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Years Eve Fireworks 2001-2002. 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 2001-2002: Broadband (only)


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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 02, 2006

In This Issue: Sopranos Last Supper Review, Top 100 Strip Restaurants, Coming Concerts, $199,195 Elvis Slot Winner, Mandalay Bay Expansion, Comedy Pet Theater, Price Is Right Slots, Flamingo Photos, more…

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

Hello From Las Vegas! One more month of summer left, but we are in the middle of a weird “cold” snap with highs barely reaching 100 F with the same for the next 7 days. We hope those of you in “warmer climates” dealing with the record U.S. heat wave are keeping cool.

Fall and football are just around the corner, and while it may be hot where many of you live right now, cool fall temperatures will soon come. October is a great month to be in Las Vegas. Temperatures are moderate (under 90 F), pools are still open, sports and sports betting are in full swing, and the weather is perfect for outdoor dining. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and check out their discount rates for your fall Vegas getaway. Remember, prices only go up as rooms fill up, so booking early is the way to go!

Had an long, interesting talk with a local cab driver which I’ll go into in our next podcast. Changes are in the air as Vegas cab drivers realize how bad of a reputation they are getting. More and more people are taking shuttles or limos around town just to avoid being ripped off. Don’t take our word for it. Check out this very recent article from our local paper: Old Vegas lives on in shady cab acts.

The cab driver I talked to (and many others) are starting to get fed up with their colleagues who are screwing people over by taking them the long way. Perhaps we’ll see positive changes in the future.

We have a jam-packed newsletter so I’ll get out of the way and let you…

Enjoy This Issue!


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Show Review: Sopranos Last Supper Dinner Show

After being ushered into the “club” by a thick New York accented, rough around the edges, probably seen a little too much family business girl, it’s obvious; we’ve left Las Vegas and entered the old neighborhood. This is no average show, you can fugghedabout dat. Krave, inside the Aladdin, is letting America’s favorite Mafiosa family, the Baritones AKA Sopranos, hideout and eh, just take care of a few things. Everyone is there, Tony, Bobby Bacala, Christopher, Pauly Walnuts, Johnny Sack, and Uncle Junior. Click to Read The Full Review …

Top 100 Strip Restaurants – It was just 1992 when Wolfgang Puck opened his first restaurant in Las Vegas, and Las Vegas has not been the same since. It has become one of the top cities in the world for restaurants. It has been the celebrity chefs, starting with Wolfgang Puck, that has set Las Vegas apart. Click To Read The Full Story…

Jazz Under the Stars – Smooth Jazz 105.7, The Oasis welcomes the last outdoor “Jazz Under the Stars” of 2006. Join us at Spring Mt. State Park on Sunday, September 3rd at 7.30 PM with multi-award winning trumpeter Rick Braun and the mystical jazz sounds of Hiroshima. Tickets are available now at all four Mr. Bills Pipe and Tobacco Stores, the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box-office or charge by phone at 1-800- 969-VEGAS. Low back chairs and picnic baskets are welcome and kids 12 and under are free! For additional information and directions visit www.yourjazz.com

July Fourth Holiday Visitor Hits Elvis« MegaJackpots at Imperial Palace – Los Angeles-Area Woman is $199,195 Instant Winner – Liana Hovhannisyan of Eagle Rock, Calif., was never much of an Elvis fan — but she is now. She won $199,195.99 on an Elvis MegaJackpots Instant Winners quarter slot machine at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Click to Read The Full Story …

TI Creates Intimate New Poker RoomTreasure Island welcomes the newest addition to the contemporary resort, an intimate poker room with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for both amateur and professional poker players. The non-smoking poker room is located steps away from the TI parking garage and features eight tables of non-stop poker action. Eight LCD plasma screens line the room showing the latest sporting events while upbeat music plays throughout the room creating a sense of energy. The poker room also provides 24-hour complimentary beverage service. The non-traditional table felts feature images of Tangerine, the burlesque nightspot and the tempting Sirens of TI.

Mandalay Bay Expansion Could Include Condo Tower – When it comes to real estate, you can’t find better land than on the Las Vegas Strip and even if you’ve built the most popular hotel or casino, there’s always a way to top yourself. We’ve got your first look at another tower, this one part of an expansion at Mandalay Bay. The tower would sit adjacent to the existing Luxor and Mandalay Bay resorts and include more than 1,300 condos for sale. Click to Read The Full Story …

The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Brings Family Entertainment To The Las Vegas Strip – 23 Amazing Pets Rescued From Animal Shelters Flaunt Their Comedic Chops At The V Theater – The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater (Pet Theater) is the most unique and hilarious show this summer featuring 15 talented cats and eight amazing dogs. The ringleader, Gregory Popovich, leads an extravaganza of juggling and European-style comedy with furry friends performing astounding tricks. It’s a family friendly show that both adults and kids of all ages will enjoy. Click to Read The Full Story …

Elvis Has Returned To The Hilton – The Elvis Presley statue, dedicated at the Las Vegas Hilton on Friday, September 8, 1978, then temporarily removed from the lobby in late 2005 when the property was undergoing renovation, has been returned to a place of honor in the courtyard at the front of the property. Los Angeles sculptor Carl Romanelli created the bronze statue, which was initially on display outside the showroom in a glass case before being moved to the lobby. Elvis debuted at the Las Vegas Hilton (then called the International) on July 31, 1969. He performed 837 consecutive sold-out shows, performing before 2.5 million people. His final show was December 12, 1976.

Talented Friends Perform In Tropicana’s Celebration Lounge – Talented lounge group, Friends, takes the stage every Tuesday through Saturday in the Celebration Lounge at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. Friends consist of six gifted musicians and singers that enjoy working and playing together. Lead vocalist Susan McDonald possesses not only considerable vocals, but also the ability to engage and entertain audiences. Click to Read The Full Story …

Amplify!! Music Comp-Fest – AMPLIFY!! 2006 will be set on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas featuring over 100 showcasing acts in over two days. A unique twist on the music conference atmosphere sets this festival apart by the selection of 4 artists who will receive their portion of $25,000 in cash and gear due to their standout performances during the first two nights of the festival. Select music industry reps will be present at each venue reviewing all performances.á A panel of industry professionals will issue the prizes based on the performances that evening. In addition, industry panels, late-night parties and a Music Biz Poker Tournament will all take place during the festival. Click to Read The Full Story …

Hot Trend Helps Guests Savor the Taste of Summer – Move over vanilla, chefs and ice cream creators across the nation are scooping up innovative flavors. These soothing creamy creations pack a zesty punch of flavor, adding a new dimension to a traditional sweet treat.

  • Rick Moonen’s rm seafood – Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Can’t decide on just one flavor? At Rick Moonen’s rm seafood, celebrated chef Rick Moonen offers 16 different scoops of savory iced concoctions. The assorted “Ice-Cream Tasting” serves up the following flavors (one scoop of each) for $18: basil, foie gras, nori, uni, black truffle, white truffle, rhubarb, corn, pumpkin or squash, black pepper, tomato, spicy carrot, jalape±o, salsa cruda, wasabi tobiko, and lobster roe.
  • Sensi – Bellagio, Las Vegas At Sensi, Chef Martin Heierling turns to the pandan leaf to add a Southeast Asian flair to his savory pandan ice cream. Chef Heierling pairs this exotic and creamy delight with Sensi’s Chocolate Temptation – a Java coffee and Valrhona chocolate tart served with spiced roasted cashews. Sweet and savory never tasted so good!

Fire-Knife Dancer Stops Show at IP Luau – Intense Training, Samoan Cultural Pride Make It Look Easy – Fo’i Tuitama plays with fire. And knives. And his parents are as proud as they can be. Three nights every week, the 41-year-old Samoan performs the showstopping fire-knife dance in the Polynesian revue during the Imperial Hawaiian Luau at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Click to Read The Full Story …

Razzle Dazzle Las Vegas with a Whole New Look – Whether you’re dolling up for one special Las Vegas night on the town or looking to take a fabulous new look home, fake eye lashes offer a finished look to any make-up application or hairstyle. Batting eyes at fans and cameras alike, trendsetters such as Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez have incorporated fake lashes into their red-carpet wardrobe, turning super glamorous eyes into a hot new trend.

Fake lashes are applied by a certified technician using one of two separate techniques, both of which can be found in the salons of MGM MIRAGE including Cristophe Salon at MGM Grand, A Robert Cromeans Salon at Mandalay Bay and Salon Bellagio. They come in fun colors, rhinestones, lengths and textures with price ranges for every beauty budget from $20 to $250.

Tom Jones Computer Wallpaper – Hello Ladies … Tom Jones is coming to the MGM Grand this month for an extended run. Click for Tom Jones Tickets! To commemorate the event, we have this Tom Jones computer wallpaper you can put on your computer for free! Tom Jones fans are welcome to click and download Tom Jones Computer Wallpaper

Gambling Talk: Video Slots – The Price is Right – with Victor H. Royer. This is a progressive video slot machine. The Price is Right machines are based on the IGT Megajackpots system. There are two versions of this game, one with the Cliff Hanger Bonus and the other with the Plinko Bonus. Both games also feature the Showcase Showdown Bonus as well. The base game is the 9-line video slot machine based on the Price if Right theme which has already been established. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Flamingo Las Vegas – From the moment you arrive . . . Let The Flamingo pamper you with warm greetings and friendly service that will bring you back again and again and again. With over 3,600 luxurious rooms and suites, the Flamingo lets you relax and float your cares away. Whether your trip is for business or pure pleasure, you’ll find Flamingo has the accommodations, privacy and service that will make your visit memorable.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Part 2: Siegfried and Roy Highlights 1996. The new Cirque du Soleil “Love” Show now occupies the amazing theatre at The Mirage that was home to Siegfried and Roy for so many years. As Love opens, let’s look back in time 11 years to what was Las Vegas’ premiere show. Siegfried and Roy Highlights 1996: Broadband (only)



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Hello Ted,

I’m a long time subscriber and enjoy receiving your newsletters as I visit Vegas 3 times a year. I work for Creation Entertainment and they’re hosting the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek Convention at the Hilton 8/17-20/06. They’re bringing in about 40 Star Trek celebrities.

We’re expecting about 5,000 attendees a day at this event and people can find out more at http://www.creationent.com. Also, we have a site http://www.myspace.com/startreklasvegas

Thank you,

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  • 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)
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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 26, 2006

In This Issue: Barbra Streisand Coming, Stripper 101, Imperial Palace Anniversary Chips, New Crazy Girl, Gambling Talk: Craps, “Queen Of Comps” Responds, New Years Video, Caesars Palace Photos, more…

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Hello From Las Vegas! We are enjoying a mild summer, with highs generally around 105, not far off from the weather the rest of the U.S. has experienced over the past couple of weeks. Except that we are used to it … Perfect to enjoy late nights outside!

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It is never too early to think about booking for New Year’s Eve. Ringing in the new year here in Las Vegas is like nowhere else on the planet! What else were you going to do … sit and home and watch people in New York City freeze to death in Times Square again? No way.

Later in this issue, we have a link to full streaming video of this past celebration with almost 10 minutes of fireworks put to an official soundtrack. Booking Tip: New Year’s rooms aren’t cheap and only get more expensive the closer it gets. Click on over to visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and get your room booked ASAP.

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Fans Crave Krave’s ‘Sopranos Last Supper’ – Don’t Fergetabout It! – The Baritones and company continue to serve up dysfunction for dinner in the highly-charged two-hour comedy-musical “The Sopranos Last Supper” at the KRAVE Theatre on the southside of Desert Passage at the Aladdin. Review-Journal entertainment critic Michael Weatherford said, “It’s a fun scene, one that’s hard to find on the modern-day Strip, or anywhere else for that matter.” Click to Read The Full Story and Buy Tickets …Barbra Streisand Performs At The MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 18 With Special Guest Il Divo – Multi-platinum quartet Il Divo will take the stage with Barbra Streisand as her special guest for her highly anticipated national tour set to kick off Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Philadelphia. Streisand will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. The tour will be presented by promoter Michael Cohl for Concert Productions International and The Next Adventure (A Live Nation Company). “It’s an incredible opportunity to work with Barbra Streisand, certainly the greatest female performer of all time,” said Cohl. “This will be an amazing show. Don’t miss it.” Click to Read The Full Story … or Click To Buy Streisand Tickets Now!

After Shopping For Clothes, Learn How To Take Them Off In Stripper 101: The First Ever Striptease Dance Studio In The Desert Passage Mall Open – Strip mall takes on a whole new meaning when legendary producer, David Saxe opens the first striptease dance studio in the Desert Passage Mall at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino. Stripper 101 gives everyday women the opportunity to get slim and sexy with a sweat-inducing low-impact aerobic workout. Women can unleash their inner bombshell with striptease cardio and pole dancing. Striptease dance studios are popping up across America but Stripper 101 is the first to offer ladies the chance to groove and get down in the midst of their shopping spree with a studio inside Desert Passage Mall. Click to Read The Full Story and Buy Tickets …

Imperial Palace Issues 30th Year Casino Chips – To recognize three decades of distinguished service and value as a Las Vegas Strip property, the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino will issue limited edition 30th anniversary commemorative casino chips. Only 500 $5, 100 $25 and 50 $100 chips have been commissioned. Click to Read The Full Story …

Mary J. Blige, Queen Of Hip Hop Soul, To Play Labor Day Weekend At MGM Grand Garden Arena – Thirteen years into her career Mary J. Blige continues to be the Queen of Hip Hop Soul. She was anointed as such even prior to her boundary-breaking, genre-making debut smash, What’s The 411?, hit the scene in 1992. On the heels of the success of her new album, The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige brings her “Mary J. Blige: The Breakthrough Experience” summer tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. Special guests Jaheim and Letoya will open the evening’s performance. Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …

New ‘Crazy Girls’ Dancer’s Dancer Has 17 Years Of Ballet Experience: Summer Ferguson Joins Cast Of “Las Vegas’ Sexiest Topless Revue” At Riviera – Summer Ferguson began taking ballet lessons at age two and now after a five-year stint in Nevada Ballet Theatre she has taken her dance and performance skills to “Crazy Girls” at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. The 5-foot-9-inch tall dancer gets to show off her ballet skills in a number with a green fluorescent hoop. She said, “I had heard about an opening and auditioned for ‘Crazy Girls’ and got hired on the spot. This is my first show on The Strip. I danced with the Nevada Ballet Theatre for five years. I’ve always been naturally flexible. All I’ve ever done is dance.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Gambling Talk: Victor Royer on Cigar Dave Show Part 3: Craps – with Victor H. Royer. Victor H. Royer appeared on famed fine living guru Cigar Dave Show radio program. In this segment, Victor gives exclusive insight into playing and winning at craps! Click to Listen To Craps Advice Interview (18 minutes streaming audio)

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Caesars Palace Las Vegas – You have arrived at Caesars Palace. Here you’ll find luxurious rooms, upscale restaurants and extraordinary entertainment. Enjoy a swim in the beautiful swimming pools, and tour the enchanting fountains in the Garden of the Gods. Caesar’s Forum Shops are also available, some call it the “Shopping Wonder Of The World”. They include stores from Versace, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, BeBe, and many more. The Forum Shops also include some of the finest restaurants Las Vegas has to offer.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Years Eve Fireworks 2005-2006. Missed being in Las Vegas this past New Year’s Eve? Watch what you missed and book now for this year! New Years Eve Fireworks 2005-2006: Broadband (only)


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Note from Ted: We got quite a few responses regarding my reply to a letter from Dice Doc in our July 5, 2005 issue. I’m posting one of the responses, sent by famed Las Vegas gaming writer Jean “Queen of Comps” Scott:

Readers WriteDear Ted,

Of course, I was interested in the latest reader letter about comps. And it is not my purpose to make everyone comp hounds! But I would like to point out that there are many ways to get comps without jeopardizing your gambling bankroll or feeling that you “owe” a casino your undying loyalty.

1. Just by using your players card and earning points and then redeeming them for comps is a very unpressured way to get comps. Sometimes this doesn’t even involve interacting with a clerk at the players club desk, but can be done at a kiosk.

2. Even at the highest levels, you aren’t required to have dealings with a host (although you will often get more comps if you do). Play at a very high level with your players card (or give the card to the dealer at table games so your play will be tracked) and you will receive top-notch mail offers for rooms, shows, etc. Most of these offers will have a phone number for something called VIP reservations which you can call and simply make the reservation there if you don’t want to make it through a host.

3. Of course comps aren’t “free” – the casino expects/hopes you will lose more on the games than you will get in comps. However, there is no reason that you have to fulfill the casino’s hopes and expectations. We play skillful video poker, picking the best pay schedules and the best slot club benefits like cashback, bounce-back cash or Free Play, and the best promotions, like card-of-the day or bonus-point times. Therefore we do not lose ANY money in the long run in our play, so the magnificent comps we get ARE free.

And even if you don’t play quite so skillfully but you try to play the games where the casino has a smaller edge and you always use your slot club card or ask to be tracked at the tables and you take advantage of some promotions, you can often get comps that have more value than what you lose on the casino floor. If you were going to take $200 out of your pocket to pay for a casino room and meal, it would be frugal if you earned $100 in comps to cut that expense in half. Then you would have more money to put in your gambling bankroll and you could play longer!

4. Of course hosts work for the casino. But they also know that most players gamble at more than one casino. In 21 years of gambling in casinos, we have never had a host that was “jealous” that we played at other casinos. They do try to make your stay as pleasant as possible so you will WANT to come back. But you have no obligation to do so and shouldn’t feel that you “owe” a casino for past comps.

5. I always say that you should never play JUST for comps, but you might as well collect the comps that you have earned during the time when you were playing anyway!

Sincerely,

Jean Scott, Queen of Comps

Author of the Frugal Gambler books that tell you how to maximize your comps so your gambling bankroll will last longer. Learn about the resources available for smarter gambling so your comps won’t cost you too much at http://www.frugalgambler.biz

Ted Responds

It was great to hear from Jean, someone we’ve known and appreciated over the past decade here in Las Vegas. She and her husband Brad are truly some of the more enjoyable people in this business.

They both just had a huge Las Vegas experience, winning the top prize of $500,000 in a Caesars Palace slot tournament. Want to hear the kicker? The won their entry into the tournament by playing a specified amount of slot play (high limit video poker for them), in which they played by the rules and methods she writes about in her books!

I appreciate Jean taking the time to read and respond and wish her much continued success. Her books are well worth reading!

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  • 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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 5, 2006

In This Issue: Kimo’s Vegas TV, Imperial Palace Update, MGM CityCenter Progress, Mandalay Bay Beach, NHL In Vegas, MGM Spa Signatures, Gambling Talk Blackjack Advice, New Mirage Photos, Advice For Comps, more…

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

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

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

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

Hello From Las Vegas! Plenty of hot new information this issue. A couple of regular features are missing due to the July 4 holiday, but we never halt bringing you tons of great Las Vegas information. Read on!

Imperial Palace Update – A number of you wrote in saying “I have reservations later this year at the Imperial Palace and am worried what will happen if they close it sooner!

I contacted our friend Rhonda at I4Vegas (the company that handles the reservations if you use the booking box search on our site). She said this:

“I’m sure they will know a closing date so far in advance that existing reservations will not be affected, but should that be the case, you would be given comparable or upgraded accommodations at no additional cost. Just for your information, they do also own Harrah’s, Bally’s, Flamingo, Paris and Caesars all in that same area of the Strip.”

Note: This is from our travel partner and applies to those of you who have booked the Imperial Palace through our booking box or Imperial Palace information page here on AccessVegas.com. We can not speak for any other travel company.

If you didn’t make your reservations with us, you may wish to contact the customer service contact with wherever you made your reservations to find out their policy. We try to be as helpful as we can, but if (for example) you buy an Acura and you have a concern, it won’t do you any good to ask the people at the Lexus dealership. My point: We can’t speak to the policy of other companies.

For those who do make any type of reservation through our travel partners using the main booking boxes on AccessVegas.com, we are always more than happy to help. We choose the companies we associate with very carefully. Provided you book with one of our travel partners, always feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] with any concern and we get right on it!

Kimo’s Vegas TV – Our good friend Kimo Akane is a native Hawaiian and a Vegas expert. Over a million Hawaiians visit Las Vegas every single year and Kimo has teamed with Time Warner Cable Television in Hawaii to create a new video show about Las Vegas! Fortunately, you don’t have to live in Hawaii to enjoy the show. You can view it online streaming right now. Click to Kimo’s Vegas TV

Enjoy This Issue!



The CityCenter of attention – MGM Mirage unveils model of its $7 billion mixed-use megaproject – As Bill McBeath sees it, the last thing Las Vegas needs is another hotel-casino. And on Monday, McBeath, president and chief operating officer of MGM Mirage’s Bellagio, showed media and gaming-industry watchers just how far beyond the traditional Strip-resort concept his company is going with its $7 billion Project CityCenter. Standing over a model of Project CityCenter inside an office on the construction site, McBeath pointed out the 66-acre development’s variety of components: In the back, up against Frank Sinatra Drive, a 60-story, 4,000-room hotel-casino with a curved, contemporary design will dominate the project’s skyline. An ebony condominium-hotel tower with 1,543 units will flank the hotel. Click to Read The Full Story …

Riviera “La Cage” Star Returns To Maury Povich Show – Word-of-mouth, repeat business, fresh material and controversy contribute to the success of the long running hit “An Evening At La Cage,” now in its 22nd year at the world-famous Riviera Hotel and Casino. Controversy? Recently, headliner Frank Marino, who appears in the show as Joan Rivers and as the femme fatale MC, flew to New York to make an appearance on “The Maury Povich Show” to appear with a panel discussing plastic surgery. Click to Read The Full Story …

The Beach Just Got Better: Mandalay Bay Beach Bungalows First Step In Exciting New Pool Offerings – The Mandalay Bay Beach — Las Vegas’ best pool experience — now offers more. More glistening sand, more exclusive seating and more of what visitors come to Vegas to find. Many guests choose their hotel based on the pool, and the Mandalay Bay Beach is one of the best draws in Vegas! Due to extraordinary demand, the resort has expanded its pool amenities for 2006 and plans more exciting additions for 2007. The real sand beach makes the Mandalay Bay Beach special — 1,700 tons of sand simply wasn’t enough. For 2006, the resort has added more than 1,000 tons, creating additional premium beach seating for its guests. Click to Read The Full Story … or View Mandalay Bay Photos

National Hockey Leagueá Returns To Las Vegas As The Los Angeles Kings Face The Colorado Avalanche For “Frozen Fury 9” At MGM Grand Saturday, Sept. 23 – The Los Angeles Kings return to Las Vegas for “Frozen Fury 9” when they host an NHL pre-season game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Sept. 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. “Frozen Fury 9” plans to feature a line-up of NHL all-star players from both rosters including Kings players Mattias Norstrom, Craig Conroy and Michael Cammalleri. Colorado Avalanche all-stars include Alex Tanguay, Milan Hejduk and former Kings Forward Ian Laperriere. Click to Read The Full Story …

5 Millionth Showgoer Sees ‘Legends in Concert’ As Imperial Palace Celebrity Tribute in 24th Year Marks Major Milestone – Veronica Flori, and her fiance, Charles Bray, were just entering the Imperial Theatre last night to see the 7:30 p.m. show of “Legends in Concert” at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino when they were asked to step out of the line. Bray said at first he thought they were in trouble, but how could that be? “We didn’t cut in line, so we didn’t know what was going on,” Bray said. Click to Read The Full Story …

A Penny For Your Slots – The SpaceQuest Casino at the Las Vegas Hilton is the newest home to penny slots: 12 new Bally’s CineVision games with four different versions – Gold & Gems, Green Stamps, Bonus Frenzy, and American Original. Additional features are great graphics and some fantastic new bonuses.

Exclusive Ritual Treatments Add Cultural Flavor to Grand Spa OfferingsMGM Grand Spa recently introduced three signature ritual treatments. The new options join the popular Australian Aboriginal-inspired Dreaming Ritual to provide guests with an extensive menu of exclusive, indulgent global experiences that combine modern spa treatments with ancient cultural flavor. Rituals can be enjoyed either as a private journey or as a couple’s experience. All rituals include a private hot steam session and a Swiss shower.

  • The Dreaming Ritual — 120 Minutes – $295
    This original signature ritual has received acclaim and loyalty among Grand Spa guests for years, making it their most popular signature service. The Dreaming Ritual is a tribal-inspired service that begins with a foot soak and proceeds into an exfoliation, body-mask and scalp treatment with indigenous healing elements from Australia. This profound experience is made complete with an Australian Aboriginal Massage. You will feel both deeply relaxed and deeply renewed.
  • Japanese Yuzu Ritual — 100 Minutes – $265
    Yuzu, known as Japanese grapefruit, is rich in organic acids that aid in pain relief, improved circulation and skin smoothing. This refreshing ritual begins with a yuzu body scrub, followed by a choice of a sake or white tea body wrap and a Shiatsu scalp massage. Both sake and white tea are known for their anti-oxidant properties. Finally, unwind with a 50-minute Shiatsu-Combination Massage performed with yuzu body butter.
  • Amazon Rainforest Ritual — 100 Minutes – $265
    This healing ritual begins with a plantain and cocoa powder body scrub. A healing and moisturizing body wrap, featuring the native South American herb “Una de Gato,” used for many years to stimulate the immune system and to reduce inflammation, follows. A rejuvenating foot massage is provided during the body wrap and the service ends with a 50-minute rhythmic massage using cocoa butter or passion flower oil. This service is sure to release any tension you might be carrying.
  • Turkish Hammam Ritual — 100 Minutes – $265
    This treatment originates from the Turkish Hammam, a spa tradition dating back thousands of years, popular throughout the Mediterranean region. The ritual begins with a scrub made from Turkish coffee grinds and brown sugar blended with crushed walnut husks and fragrant cinnamon and cardamom. The body wrap that follows contains coffee extract, which will stimulate the tissues for cellulite reduction, along with milk proteins, aloe and seaweed to help nourish the skin. Enjoy a scalp massage during the body wrap before beginning a final vigorous, deep pressure massage, performed with orange or lavender body butter.

World Series Of Blackjack Kicks Off Schedule – The “World Series of Blackjack” taped at the Las Vegas Hilton, kicked off its schedule Monday in primetime (10 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Pacific) on GSN (formerly the Game Show Network). The show features a new episode each Monday (then repeat two additional times during the week) for 13 weeks through August 28. The series can be seen on GSN (consult local cable listings) and nationally on Direct TV Channel 309 and Dish Network Channel 116.

Gambling Talk: Victor Royer on Cigar Dave Show Part 2: Blackjack and Video Poker – with Victor H. Royer. Victor H. Royer appeared on famed fine living guru Cigar Dave Show radio program. In this segment, Victor gives exclusive insight into playing and winning at blackjack and video poker! Click to Listen To Poker Advice Interview (13 minutes)

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: The Mirage Las Vegas – Upon entering the Mirage, your first thought will be that you’ve discovered a palace in a tropical jungle. The remainder of your stay at the Mirage will elicit awe, whether you’re dining, relaxing, or playing. The Mirage is located in the middle of the electrifying Vegas strip. From your hotel, you can literally walk to a myriad of shopping, convention, gaming, dining, and entertainment venues.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Siegfried and Roy Highlights 1995. The new Cirque du Soleil “Love” Show now occupies the amazing theatre at The Mirage that was home to Siegfried and Roy for so many years. As Love opens, let’s look back in time 11 years to what was Las Vegas’ premiere show. This is part one of two parts. Part Two (1996) will be featured in a future issue. Siegfried and Roy Highlights 1995: Broadband (only)



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Readers Write

Hi Ted,

I truly enjoy the newsletter. I am curious about 1 thing though – does everyone try and get something for nothing in Vegas? I love Vegas make no mistake. I have played everything from penny slots up to and including black and purple checks on the craps table. Other than drinks, I have never ever taken a comp for anything. Nor do I intend to.

I come to play – not collect freebies. Last thing I want is some casino toadie looking over my shoulder offering me a room or a dinner. I gamble to gamble. I don’t want gifts – I want to be left alone. If I want a suite, I’ll pay for it.

All I want is a room where I get no phone calls, no one bothering me and no distractions. I’ll buy my own dinner thank you. If you are comping me dinner to the gourmet room, chances are it will be more crowded than anyplace I want to be. Let me alone and I’ll win or lose 5 figures, try and comp me and I will walk out the door. Just my nature,

Dicedoc from Chicago

Ted Responds – Thanks for reading! No question that many want to enjoy all the freebies they can, although it comes at a price to a higher limit player such as yourself. They want to track your play, get your home address, cell phone number, run your credit and practically name your first born in return for the higher level comps (free suites, fine dining, top show tickets all on the house).

That comes with a price. Your new “best friend” is the casino host at the place you frequent. It is nice to have them inviting you out to Vegas all the time with the comps, but in reality it is their job to get you locked in. Visiting only their place as often as possible while keeping you away from the competition. In addition, two risks come to mind:

  1. Comps are not actually free. They are based on your play. The more money you are likely to lose, and the more often you come and visit (creating more losing visits in the big picture), the more stuff they give you. But it is only a fraction of what they expect you to lose over the course of your many visits.á

  2. Familiarity breeds contempt. For years, I had a friend come to town and toss some pretty serious money around playing at one of the major Strip properties. He only stayed there no matter what. Over time, he noticed that his treatment wasn’t as good as it used to be and the comps weren’t as generous.What should he have done? Taken his action to other hotels, told them he was a longtime Hotel X customer but he wanted to see what they could do for him. They would have rolled out the red carpet! But alas my friend felt obligated by his “friendship” to the host of Hotel X and just kept visiting and being disappointed.

Note: Hotel hosts are not nor every will they be your friend. Their job is to get you to visit often enough to separate you (over the years) from as much of your money as possible. And they succeed because since you want to keep your comp level up (and keep the freebies and their “friendship” intact), most people tend to gamble more than they normally would have.

How much more? When all is said and done, they gamble away more to stay in the host’s good graces than it would have cost just to buy the suite, buy the fine dining, and buy excellent tickets to a show (fight, whatever) from a broker!

This is not a blanket condemnation of casino hosts or those of you who gamble lots of cash and expect good comps. Just remember that it is you against them, and plenty of competing properties want your business. Your host does his job, which is to try to keep you happy. But your job is to be a smart customer, not afraid to take your business across the street in search of a better deal (better treatment, more comps).

Many choose to go Dicedoc’s route: No pressure from the host, no pressure to gamble a certain number of hours per day, no pressure to stay at only a certain hotels. And for those of you that gamble at the higher levels, this might be a great time to review what’s going on. Are you happy with your host? Have you had some bad losses trying to put in the expected number of hours where the money would have better been spent paying for your suite and only gambling when you feel in a “lucky” mood?

I’m not here to take sides. Have nothing against casino hosts. Use them wisely if you use them. Just reminding all our readers who play higher-end to that you have many options.

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More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events

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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)

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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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!

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.

July 5, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 28, 2006

In This Issue: Imperial Palace Update, George Wallace Is Funny, Chef Live – From Las Vegas, Forever Plaid Discount, Delirium At MGM, Poolside Happy Hour, Vegas Summer Drinks, Gambling Talk On Slots, Palms Fantasy Suites, Readers Respond, more…

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Hello From Las Vegas! We want to wish Jerry Lewis a speedy and good recovery from his recent heart troubles. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform in 2000 and was blown away (read my archived review). I was born well after his height of fame and can’t say I’m necessarily a fan of his movies. But as a stage entertainer, Lewis is one of the finest I’ve every seen. He had to cancel his July engagement here in Las Vegas, but he will be hosting the Labor Day Telethon live from the South Coast Hotel Casino.

Imperial Palace Future? – The word surrounding the future implosion of the Imperial Palace changes by the day and by the source. Is (IP owner) Harrah’s going to blow it up and put something new on that spot? Yes. But we have very mixed signals about how soon. The hotel has been undergoing significant changes and renovation, most of which make no sense if the hotel is on its last legs. Having said that, an implosion and construction project is such a major decision that Harrah’s wouldn’t let a few bucks worth of changes at the IP stand in the way or a decision to go ahead and torch it. We’ll keep you posted …

Bellagio Fountains Of Diet Coke – If you are one of the few that haven’t seen the online video that recreated the Bellagio Fountains using Diet Coke and mentos, this is a must see. Click To View

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!

The George Wallace Show Gets Better

George Wallace las vegasReviewed May, 2006
by Phil Arnold

The George Wallace Show in Las Vegas has been in town for a little over two years, and it has gotten better. The show was good two years ago when I saw it, but I think Wallace is even more comfortable with Las Vegas audiences than he was before. In many ways he plays the audience like a skilled fisherman. He evaluates the audience as he goes, and adjusts to the audience. If you go and see shows on back-to-back nights you are likely to see 75% different material than you did the night before.

What will you see when you go see George Wallace at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino? You will see a very funny show. You know that Wallace is going to talk about “I be thinking,” how he has been observing people and situations, and he will offer some common sense, but really funny suggestions and solutions. He will pick on some people in the audience, joking good-naturedly about audience members, often related to various professions. If you are a lawyer, or work at an airport, you might get picked on. And if you are a prison guard who is wearing an orange jump suit, you might get picked on. Click to Read Full Review …

Cheflive Brings Innovative Cooking Shows To The Masses Via Internet And IPTv: Las Vegas Visitors Participate In Tapings! – In business, the clichÚ phrase “think outside the box” is an important element of success – and no truer than in the case of Cheflive. Just one year after entering the Las Vegas market, Cheflive is not only enjoying early rave reviews, it is preparing for an even brighter future. Click to Read The Full Story …

“Forever Plaid” Salutes The U.S. Armed Forces With A 2 For 1 Show Ticket Offer: Military Discount Offer Runs From July 4 Through 9 – To honor the U.S. Armed Forces during Independence Day, “Forever Plaid – The Heavenly Musical Hit!” will offer a two for one show ticket discount to all active duty and retired military personnel from July 4 through July 9. “Forever Plaid” is the story of four unlikely heroes whose dreams of musical glory come true. The plot revolves around the four Plaids miraculous return to earth years after their untimely deaths to perform the concert of their dreams. The hit musical comedy perfectly blends ’50s and ’60s Rock ‘n Roll with popular show and dance tunes of the era. Click to Read The Full Story …

Delirium – Turning Music Into Motion; Cirque Du Soleil’s First Live Arena Event To Perform At MGM Grand September 8 & 9 – Cirque du Soleil presents DELIRIUM, the multi-faceted event of unprecedented proportion featuring Cirque du Soleil music remixed. Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever live arena event kicked off its North American tour in Montreal Jan. 26 and will visit the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9. Both performances are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Created and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, DELIRIUM is driven by an urban tribal beat and awe-inspiring visuals as musicians, singers and dancers transform the arena into a joyous frenzy. DELIRIUM is the quest for balance in a world that is increasingly out of sync with reality. The show pushes the limit of arena performance through technical magnitude, human introspection and creative prowess. Click to Read The Full Story …

Tina Turner ‘Rolling Down the River’ In ‘Legends’; Queen of Rock Impersonator Debuts In Celebrity Tribute Show – Audiences at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino’s “Legends in Concert” will be “rolling down the river” when Queen of Rock Tina Turner debuts in the celebrity tribute show Monday, May 22. Lori Mitchell-Gay says the voice “just comes easy” to her when impersonating glamorous singers. She will perform “I Want to Take You Higher,” “River Deep — Mountain High,” “Private Dancer” and “Proud Mary.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Summer = Happy Hour – What would summer be without a daily happy hour? The Las Vegas Hilton is taking advantage of its third floor pool deck (with a great view of the city) to throw a “Cool By the Pool” happy hour, where two-for-one drinks are served, music (live and D.J.) is everywhere, and Foster’s and Bacardi are sponsors. Happy hour (technically happy hours) is 5 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Pool Party Featuring Grammy-Nominated Singer Lisa Loeb Monday, July 3 At Suncoast Poolside – A dozen years after exploding onto the scene with “Stay (I Missed You),” Lisa Loeb-one of the most recognizable musical artists of the last decade-premieres not only her first “best of” collection but her own unscripted TV series. Featuring 18 selections, The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb includes all of her hits from five albums from 1995 to 2004 as well as the most memorable tracks from her career to date. The literary Loeb also penned the album’s liner notes. Click to Read The Full Story…

Sips of Summer – There is no better way to unwind than with a refreshing, hand-crafted summer cocktail. Whether you are enjoying a sunny afternoon at home or hitting the town on a balmy night, these seasonal libations will please every palate. From the classics to the latest in beverage innovation, the following cool cocktails from the mixologists of MGM MIRAGE are guaranteed to quench your thirst.

Available at Bellagio (Created by Drew Levinson)

  • Featured at Sensi

    • Bella Peach:1 1/4 oz Absolut Apeach Vodka
      1/2 oz Marie Brizzard Cassis De Bordeaux
      1 oz white peach puree
      1 oz sweet and sour
      Juice of 1/4 lime
      Splash of cranberry juice

      In a shaker combine all ingredients. Shake and strain into an ice filled specialty glass.
      *Garnish with three fresh raspberries

  • Featured at the Pool

    • Java Slide:2 oz Starbucks Coffee Liquor
      1 oz Navan Vanilla Liquor
      3 oz. Pina Colada Mix (House made with pineapple juice, coconut mil and cream)

      Combine ingredients in blender with ice and blend. Garnish with a chocolate-covered coffee bean

Available At The Mirage

  • Featured at Paradise Cafe at The Mirage Pool

    • Strawberry Fresca:1 oz Pyrat XO Rum
      1 oz Marie Brizard Apry Liqueur
      2 oz sweet and sour
      2 oz strawberry puree

      Flash blend all ingredients with ice then pour over additional ice. Garnish with half a strawberry and orange slice on the rim.

    • Summer Quencher:1 1/2 oz Grey Goose Le Citron
      1 1/2 oz Leroux Peach Schnapps
      3 oz sweet and sour
      Fill up with San Bitter Italian Soda.

      Pour all ingredients over ice. Garnish with lemon twist and sprig of mint.

World Series Of Blackjack Kicks Off Schedule – The “World Series of Blackjack” taped at the Las Vegas Hilton, kicked off its schedule last Monday in primetime (10 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Pacific) on GSN (formerly the Game Show Network). The show will feature a new episode each Monday (then repeat two additional times during the week) for 13 weeks through August 28. The series can be seen on GSN (consult local cable listings) and nationally on Direct TV Channel 309 and Dish Network Channel 116.

Gambling Talk: Victor Royer on Cigar Dave Show Part 1: Slots – with Victor H. Royer. Victor H. Royer appeared on famed fine living guru Cigar Dave Show radio program. In this segment, Victor gives exclusive insight into playing and winning at slots! Click to Listen To Victor Royer on Cigar Dave Show Part 1: Slots (13 minutes)

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Palms Fantasy Suites – The ultimate fantasy now waits in special themed mega-suites boasting one-of-kind amenities never before seen in Las Vegas. Located on the Fantasy Tower’s 25th and 26th floors, the Fantasy Suites take the themed hotel room to exotic extremes. Each suite features custom furnishings and never-before-seen amenities.

  • Palms Fantasy Suites Info and Reservations: Call 800-696-5721

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Year’s Eve 1995-1996. 1995 Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Celebration from The Mirage and Treasure Island Las Vegas featuring the Pirate Show, Mystere, Fremont Street Experience, plus additional footage from other West Coast cities. New Year’s Eve 1994-1995 Historical Video: Broadband (only)



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This year as we are gearing up to go on May 5th, thanks to your newsletter, I now know that since the Westward Ho has closed, I can go to Casino Royale to get my cheap Margaritas. I also see I am not the only one saddened by the closing of the Stardust, our hotel of choice. Like you I feel they should keep some of it’s history at the new Echelon Place. I can’t imagine that section of the strip without the famous sign.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 14, 2006

In This Issue: Contest Winners, Headlights and Tailpipes, WET Pool Party, Temptations To Legends, Shoeshine Crazy Girl, Free Poker Audio Lesson, Sopranos Last Supper Photos, more…

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Hello From Las Vegas! Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers. If you didn’t plan dad a trip to Vegas for Father’s Day (shame on you), July 4’th is an extra long weekend. And with The Stratosphere shooting off fireworks on July 2, you won’t miss a thing here in Las Vegas!

The Tropicana has what looks like the best pool party of the summer every Saturday night and the price is right: FREE! We have details in this issue.

Streaming – Lots of great streaming audio! If you missed our recent streaming broadcast/podcast or want to go back and catch up on the archives, they are all available at Radio.AccessVegas.com (scroll down that page for archived streams). Also, we found an audio gem from a couple of years ago with our gaming expert Victor H. Royer’s appearance on a gambling show with some great free advice for poker players: Poker Advice Streaming Audio

Winners – Yes, people really do win here at AccessVegas.com! Here are some recent winners, with more to come:

  • Clint Holmes Show Tickets and CD – Derick T. of Crown Point, IN and Darlene C. of Fairfield, WA
  • Vegas Passport Nightlife VIP Packet – Doug M. of Boulder, CO and Joseph J. of Capron, IL
  • Money Shot Vegas Book – Michael M. of East Stroudsburg PA and Catherine S. of Hilo, HI
  • Powerful Profits from Internet Poker Book – Terry K. of Hilton Head Island, SC

We are working on some exciting new givaways, so stay tuned.

Enjoy This Issue!



Headlights and Tailpipes

Headlights and Tailpipes las vegasReviewed May, 2005
by Phil Arnold

When I first heard about this show, I was thinking this is some serious double entendre. So if I read my double meanings with a sexual implication, this show should be about beautiful girls and fancy cars. In fact, it should be by its implication a topless show with a minimal amount of clothes.

I am not a huge antique car fan. So I was thinking this is going to be just another topless show. Well, it’s not just another topless show. It is certainly not your run of the mill topless show. There are in fact cars I liked in this show. There was a pre-1960 Ford Thunderbird featured during a Beach Boys tune, Fun, Fun, Fun Till Her Daddy Takes Her T-bird Away or whatever that tune is entitled. There is a song about a Pink Cadillac and several other Rock N Roll standards about cars and women. My favorite car was probably a mid-60s Pontiac GTO. There were also Corvettes and Chevy Bel Aires. Click to Read Full Review …

Music, Food & Fun – All At ‘Wet,’ Tropicana’s New Pool Party – The Tropicana Resort & Casino introduces ‘Wet,’ a new pool party concept that is sure to be filled with fun and entertainment. Anyone is welcome and admission is FREE. A live band performs every Saturday night from the island area in the pool and a disc jockey keeps the party going throughout the evening. Drink and food specials will be available, including 50-cent draft beers. All women are invited to enter a winner takes all $1,000 cash prize bikini contest. Click to Read The Full Story …

Some Things For Adventure… Spend a Day Up-Close-And-Personal With The Mirage Dolphins – Does your mate dream of being a Dolphin Trainer? Or are you simply looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Siegfried & RoyÆs Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage provides the solution with their recently launched program Dolphin Trainer for a Day. For $500 guests can spend the day learning all about mankindÆs favorite water-bound friend. From signals used in training to dolphin physiology, guests suit up, get in the water and spend their time in one-on-one instruction with a certified trainer. They walk away with a lifetime of memories and some cool gifts to treasure. One added bonus, the program comes complete with a fabulous catered lunch enjoyed pool-side under the palms û no need to eat the squid and fish the dolphins so enjoy!

‘Get Ready’ for The Temptations in ‘Legends’ – Motown Group Returns to Celebrity Tribute Spectacular – “Get Ready” ’cause here they come: The Temptations return Monday, June 5, to “Legends in Concert,” the award-winning celebrity tribute at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Nate Evans, Curtis Taylor, Grady Harrell, Terrence Dawson and Dennis Inman perform a singing and dancing musical extravaganza, featuring favorite songs from one of the greatest groups in history. Click to Read The Full Story …

Red, White and Boom Now Two Days: Big-Name Bands, Fireworks at Desert Breeze Park – Red, White and Boom, Las Vegas’ only outdoor popular music festival celebrating Independence Day, expands to two days this year. This year’s festival boasts an expanded lineup of big-name contemporary rock and pop acts, as well as a carnival, games and exhibitions, food and beverage vendors, and a 20-minute fireworks show on the 4th. Click to Read The Full Story …

Jenna Morasca Of “Survivor” Joins “Headlights & Tailpipes” At Stardust – Jenna Morasca, the sexy swimsuit model who stripped her way to a million-dollar grand prize on TV’s “Survivor,” will join “Headlights & Tailpipes” at the Stardust Resort and Casino for Labor Day Weekend performances. The heroine of “Survivor: The Amazon” will appear Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …

Modern Drunkard Magazine Schedules Second Annual Convention – The World’s Inebriate Elite To Gather In Denver For The Best Three Days They’ll Never Remember. Modern Drunkard Magazine is following up the success of its two previous conventions with a blowout in Las Vegas, NV. The magazine’s third annual convention takes place Friday, June 23 2006 through Sunday, June 25 2006 at the Celebrity Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. The line-up includes bands, burlesque, stand-up comedy, Elvis impersonators, drinking contests, soused seminars, and, of course, plenty of drinking. Click to Read The Full Story …

Blue Man Group Creates Watch for SWATCH – Fresh line with two special models. The first Swatch Jelly in Jelly collection reveals the new interpretation of the Jelly concept in a striking manner: it’s colorful, tremendously refreshing, and makes a bold statement with great charisma. Jelly in Jelly moves a small watch into a larger dimension, thus taking account of the trend towards larger watches. The models are technically more ingenious and more flexible in their design of new shapes, enabling the latest trends to be rapidly reflected. The series includes a classic collection with five models that could be described as fairly casual, and five simple classic watches in cheerful brash colors. Click to Read The Full Story …

Something for the Body – Looking for some sensual attire for your sweetie? We have some shopping spots that offer the perfect solution:

  • Ivan Kane and Champagne Suzy, the royal couple of Hollywood and Las Vegas nightlife, brought the American art of burlesque back into vogue with their Ivan KaneÆs Forty Deuce nightclubs. Now the duo has opened their first-ever Champagne Suzy Boutique, featuring the Forty Deuce and Champagne Suzy collections – sexy branded merchandise and a burlesque-inspired couture line. From signature Forty Deuce nude mesh bras with pasties to glamorous gowns that wrap your love in timeless elegance, the boutique has a fantastic selection of sensual attire.
  • Sirens Apparel at Treasure Island has a seductive selection of sexy womenÆs fashions, inspired by the sultry Sirens of TI.
  • Ranging from intimate apparel, tanks, tees, candles, accessories and more, the La Femme gift boutique has a wide variety of ideas for that special someone. How about a red satin La Femme robe or a La Femme black mini skirt with ruffle? Ooh la la!

Ex-Las Vegas $hoe$hine Girl Shines Joins ‘Crazy Girls’ At Riviera – Dancer Summer Ferguson Joins Cast Of “Las Vegas’ Sexiest Topless Revue” – Summer Ferguson is the newest addition to the famous “Crazy Girls” revue at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. The 5-foot-9-inch tall dancer said, “My mom and aunt were both Lakers’ girls at the time when Paula Abdul was a cheerleader too. For two years I worked as a shoeshine girl and once a computer software inventor tipped me $2,500. I guess I did a pretty good job. Click to Read The Full Story …

A Night On The Town Take your love out for a night on the town at Las VegasÆ hot nightspot. JET. A one-of-a-kind light and laser grid, state-of-the-art cryogenic effects systems and the absolute best sound design technology available puts JET in a class of its own. Catering to a variety of tastes, JET features three distinct rooms, each a unique space with its own dance floor, DJ booth and sound system. The Main Room offers the best of rock, hip-hop and popular dance music. Another room is dedicated to house music spun by guest and international DJs while the other plays an eclectic mix of music ranging from 80s to rock. ItÆs like taking your gentleman or lady out to three different clubs û all only steps away! European bottle service is available in each room, so reserve a table and treat your love to a late night on the town. JET VIP Passes and Bottle Reservations

Gambling Talk: Powerful Profits From Poker – with Victor H. Royer. We found a copy of a radio interview Victor did a couple of years ago at the start of the poker boom to promote his book Powerful Profits From Poker. He gave some great insight for both beginners and intermediate players and we’ve put it online for all to enjoy!á Click to Listen To Poker Advice Interview (14 minutes)

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Sopranos Last Supper – Enjoy a wild and interactive spoof of the hit series you know and love. Join all your favorite “wiseguys” and “mob girls” for a night of hilarious comedy, a four course meal, and mafia madness! Be a part of Tony’s big party before the “big house” as you get “made” into the family! Includes a chef-crafted Gourmet buffet with carving station, complimentary glass of wine or champagne, live band, and dancing.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Steve Wynn Pre-Opening Tour Of Bellagio In 1998 (Historical Video) Steve Wynn gives an extensive tour and interview just prior to the opening of Bellagio Las Vegas in 1998. Steve Wynn Pre-Opening Tour Of Bellagio In 1998: Broadband or Dial-Up


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!

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Readers WriteHi, As a travel consultant and just having a personal interest in Vegas, I really enjoy your newsletter thank you, which I have been receiving consistently well.

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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:

  • Independence Day June 30 – July 4 (4 day weekend)
  • 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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June 14, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 7, 2006

In This Issue: $20.5 Million Jackpot Won, Maxim Las Vegas, Fireworks, Blue Man Group, American Idol Hopeful Joins V, Titanic Sails Again, Where Are The Hot Slots, MGM Grand Photos, more ….

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Hello From Las Vegas! A very lucky lady won the latest Megabucks jackpot and is now over $20 million richer. I donated a few dollars myself to that pile of cash by playing a little as the number rose … but without the same luck. Oh well .. .there is always next time!

Maxim Hotel and Casino? You’ve probably heard that the men’s magazine Maxim (along with partners) are going to spend $1.2 billion to build a hotel-condo just north of Circus Circus but they don’t plan to open until 2010. In this week’s streaming broadcast/podcast I’ll tell you what is wrong with this picture plus all the other hot news:

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July 4 Fireworks On The Strip? – The Stratosphere has announced they will again be shooting fireworks off for the Independence Day holiday. However, July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, so they are doing it on July 2, 2006. If you can scam Monday off of work, join us all in Las Vegas for a fireworks fantastic four day weekend!

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Retired Woman Wins $20.5 Million Megabucks Jackpot At The Cannery – A 64-year-old Las Vegas retiree won a Megabucks slot jackpot worth $20,519,025 today at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas. It was the second Megabucks winner the Cannery has had in the last nine months. Elmer Sherwin won his second Megabucks jackpot — the only person ever to win it twice — at the Cannery in September 2005. Click to Read Full Story …

Blue Man Group at Venetian Las Vegas

Reviewed May 2006
by Nancy Hruska

blue man group venetian las vegas hotels showsWhy are the people in the front row wearing plastic covering over their clothes? Why is there an oversized DNA strand on stage? What are those brass figures in each corner of the showroom? These peculiar embellishments aren’t often found in top of the line Vegas entertainment so curiosity is peaked by even the most sedated audience members.

Far before the world renowned Blue Man Group show’s curtain slides, those waiting for God only knows what, share the same questioning cocked head…what in the world?…what on earth are they going to do with that? And this disorientation, this vacation from the norm, is exactly what the show celebrates: curiosity, experimentation, and the human condition. These three endearing blue men explore the world through witty comical and even thoughtful outbursts that can’t help but capture the hearts of everyone. Click to Read Complete Review

Siegfried & Roy To Be Honored At Golden Rainbow’s 20th Annual “Ribbon Of Life” Production Show – For the past 20 years, the entertainment community has rallied to Golden Rainbow’s mission of supporting Las Vegans with and affected by HIV/AIDS. In that time, two entertainers have donated more of their time and money in support of Golden Rainbow û the legendary Siegfried & Roy. Click to Read The Full Story …

“American Idol” Hopeful Trenyce Becomes Idolized In Las Vegas With A Headlining Role In “V” – Trenyce, Season 2 Finalist, Signs Multi-Week Engagement To Star In “V” The Ultimate Variety Show. Trenyce leaves no doubt she is ready to take on Las Vegas in one of the most popular productions in the city. The extremely gifted vocalist and “American Idol” finalist, will open as the headliner in “V” the Ultimate Variety Show on Tuesday, May 23rd. Trenyce was a second season finalist on Fox’s smash hit “American Idol” in 2003. She placed in the top five along side Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. She is the first “American Idol” finalist to emerge as a headliner in a major Las Vegas production. Click to Read The Full Story …

Tao Las Vegas Wins Accolades at the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association Awards – Nightclub and Bistro Awarded “Best Nightclub” and “Best Fusion Restaurant.” Tao, Las Vegas’ most sought-after nightclub and dining venue, won awards for “Best Nightclub” and “Best Fusion Restaurant” in Las Vegas from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA). The winners are chosen by the 100 members of the SNHCA, representing more than 40,000 hotel rooms and 19 properties. Members take into consideration when voting the quality of the cuisine, the service standards of the staff, the ambiance and the overall working relationship and level of support that each Concierge has experienced. Click to Read The Full Story …

I Say Soccer, You Say Futbol, Let’s Call The Whole Thing On! – World Cup Soccer (Futbol), the most prestigious sporting event in the world, begins Friday, June 9. Thirty two teams that have survived qualifying will compete for the world title in Germany. The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook is ready, with odds available to win the title, each group, and each individual game and total now on its wagering boards. Because of the time difference, most games will be played early in the morning (Pacific Time) and each one will be on the big screens in the Hilton SuperBook. Some of the favorites include defending champion Brazil at 9-4, the host country, Germany, at 6-1, the popular Mexican national team, 25-1, and the USA a hefty 30-1. The final game will be played Sunday, July 9 in Berlin.

A Ship Notorious For Never Completing Her Maiden Voyage Sets Sail A Third Time For Las Vegas – The Tropicana Resort & Casino Is Pleased To Bring Back Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition For A Limited Engagement. Due to its tremendous previous success, the Tropicana Resort & Casino is pleased to announce the return of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opening May 26 for a limited engagement. The Exhibition has been re-designed for Las Vegas with a focus on her compelling human stories as best told through more than 300 new artifacts and more extensive room re-creations. Click to Read The Full Story …

Would You Like Something In A Manilow? – The expanded Manilow retail store at the Las Vegas Hilton debuted last Saturday, with Barry himself joining the staff at 6 p.m. for a champagne toast and a meet and greet. Barry also posed for photos. The expanded store offers (in addition to the previously popular items such as Barry bobble heads and Manilow calendars and towels) the new M Line of fragrances, which includes a womanÆs perfume, unisex cologne, and candles for the home. The fresh M Line will also introduce a new section for M Line Wine, which will include Cabernet, Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio wines as well as glassware, wine chocolates and accessories. And just in case fans still want more, the M Line will bring in to the Manilow Store a number of new pieces of jewelry. Barry Manilow Tickets

Ex-Las Vegas $hoe$hine Girl Shines Joins ‘Crazy Girls’ At Riviera – Dancer Summer Ferguson Joins Cast Of “Las Vegas’ Sexiest Topless Revue” – Summer Ferguson is the newest addition to the famous “Crazy Girls” revue at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. The 5-foot-9-inch tall dancer said, “My mom and aunt were both Lakers’ girls at the time when Paula Abdul was a cheerleader too. For two years I worked as a shoeshine girl and once a computer software inventor tipped me $2,500. I guess I did a pretty good job. Click to Read The Full Story …

Miracle Mile Shops Unveiled As New Name For The Shops In Desert Passage – Renovation Plans Include Modernized Interior And Exterior; Additional Brand-Name Retailers. It’s a new name and a new look for The Shops in Desert Passage at the Aladdin. Boulevard Invest, the joint venture of Tri Star Capital and RFR Holding, and owners of The Shops in Desert Passage, revealed the shopping center’s re-branding as the Miracle Mile Shops in conjunction with the previously announced exterior and interior reconstruction throughout the center. The renovation is expected to be completed in 2007. Click to Read The Full Story …

Lisa Loeb Computer Wallpaper – No … Lisa Loeb isn’t the latest signing a mega-deal to perform regularly on the Las Vegas Strip. But she is performing July 3, 2006 at a poolside concert at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Tickets are $25 plus tax and can be purchased by phone at 702-636-7075. To commemorate the event, Lisa Loeb fans (or anybody who simply thinks she is cute) are welcome to click and download Lisa Loeb Computer Wallpaper

Gambling Talk: Where Are The Hot Slots? – with Victor H. Royer. I have written 18 books on casino games and gaming, and over the past 20 years have written hundreds of various magazine articles. The question I am asked more often than any other is that one: So, where are the hot slots? In order to find the really HOT slots, you must first learn a few things about the slot machines that you will find in these casinos. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Year’s Eve 1994 TV News Recap (Historical Video) See what Las Vegas New Years looked like in the mid-90’s from the perspective of local Las Vegas TV news stations. How times have changed! New Year’s Eve 1994 TV News Recap Video: Broadband

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: MGM Grand – When you arrive at the MGM Grand, you will be immediately struck by the hotel’s splendor, as well as the pulsation of the Vegas strip. Not only is the MGM Grand located on the strip. It is on one of the famous four corners, probably the most exciting intersection in the world. When you’ve been awed by the splendor of the MGM Grand, you will discover the finest gaming, shopping, dining, and entertainment within a short distance of your hotel room.



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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 24, 2006

In This Issue: Cirque du Elvis, Scintas Start Sahara, Fab Four Review, Awards Shows, Vegas’ Top Chef Tips, Local Stations Stream, Readers Questions Answered, more ….

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Hello From Las Vegas! With Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” show about to launch , we thought is would be a good time to review the Fab Four, a long-running Beatles tribute show. In honor of The Scinta’s move to The Sahara, we dug up live TV performance from our archives. Plus summer cooking and grilling tips from Vegas’ hottest chefs. This and much, much more in this issue. Read on!

Cirque du Elvis – Cirque du Soleil has indeed confirmed that they are working on an Elvis based show. Don’t get in to much of a rush to buy tickets: The show isn’t scheduled to open until 2008, and then only as a touring Cirque show. Which should have it fine-tuned and probably hitting Las Vegas right about the time That MGM’s Project CityCenter opens.

With their Beatles-themed “Love” show on the verge of opening at The Mirage and this proposed Elvis-themed show, Cirque du Soleil is making a smart move to keep public interest. As spectacular as their shows are, themed Cirque shows could reach a saturation point. But combine their style with well-loved music icons, and you have surefire hits!

Awards Shows – This past week saw the Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast life from the MGM Grand and Thursday night’s taping of VH1 Rock Honors show paying tribute to Queen, Judas Priest, Kiss and Def Leppard (airs May 31 on VH1). Las Vegas hosts numerous nationally televised music award shows throughout the year and these are ticketed events that the general public can attend. As always, stay subscribed to this newsletter and we’ll always let you know about coming entertainment.

Current Giveaways!

Best Seats For Sports – You know we have Vegas tickets, but did you know we also have great, premium seats for a variety of sports events all over the United States? Check out our selection for yourself: NBA Playoffs (Dallas, Phoenix, Miami, Detroit), Baseball, NFL 2006, College Football, Auto Racing and Boxing.

Podcast should return next week. I’ve been training new hires and covering for staff vacations.

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Fab Four Beatles Tribute

Reviewed May, 2006
by Phil Arnold

fab four beatles show las vegas

So you are going to see a show by a band impersonating the Beatles. What do you suppose the show is going to be like? I figured it would be some guys in wigs who would play a few songs and well, that would be it.

The Fab Four is better than that. Let’s get too it. The best thing about the Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band is their sound. They sound like the Beatles, and they do a great job of playing the Beatles music. Listening to this show was like watching and listening to a musical autobiography. Click to Read Complete Review

Spark Up the Grill — Summertime Cooking Tips From Las Vegas! The weather heats up, mouth-watering scents waft through the air and you can almost taste the steaks cooking in the neighbor’s yard. Time to spark up the grill! But don’t just toss a chunk of beef on the barbecue; take some advice from the expert chefs of MGM MIRAGE. They’ll have you grilling like a pro and ready to host a backyard barbecue in no time. Here’s just a sampling:

Chef Michael Mina – Michael Mina Bellagio, Nobhill and Seablue at MGM Grand

Tips on grilling fish:

Do:

  • Always use a grill basket like the kind sold in specialty kitchen equipment shops. The basket is Teflon coated, which will ensure your fish doesn’t stick, and clamps together at the handle to hold the fish in place and allow easy flipping. Using a fish basket is the most important thing you can do to grill fish successfully.
  • Work over a hot grill – white coals are ideal.
  • Use fish with skin on. There’s nothing better than crispy-skinned fish. The skin of most fish is perfectly edible and becomes crisp and delicious when grilled over a very hot grill. The skin also protects the meat from overcooking. It’s fine to grill and eat the skin of all snappers, bass, salmon, halibut, and cod. Take the skin off of grouper, monkfish, skate and a few others. If in doubt, ask your fish monger.
  • Cook the fish about 7 minutes per inch of thickness. Flip the fish halfway through the cooking time.
  • Let the fish rest after it comes off the grill. The fish should rest three minutes for each inch of thickness. Resting allows the inside to continue cooking while the temperature evens out. Resting also allows the fish to reabsorb some of its juices, making it seem moister.
  • Throw wood chips or herbs directly on the fire to flavor the smoke. You can buy smoking chips at any grocery store, or try throwing bunches of rosemary, thyme, basil, sage or any other herb right on the coals to subtly perfume the fish with their flavor. In the Mediterranean it is traditional to throw dried fennel fronds and branches right on the fire while the fish cooks. These can be gathered from almost any backyard in California, or purchased at some specialty food purveyors.

Don’t:

  • Try to put the fish directly on the grill grate, unless you have a lot of experience grilling fish — it’s likely to stick and break apart when you try to flip or remove it.
  • Let the grill flare up or let open flames come in contact with the fish, this will cause a burnt oil taste and leave smudge marks all over your catch.
  • Use old fish. Always buy the freshest fish you can afford. Nothing will make more of a difference in the outcome of your barbecue than using fresh fish. Some tips for identifying fresh fish: the smell, fresh fish will smell clean and like the ocean, not fishy; on most species the eyes will be clear if the fish is fresh; press the sides of the fish — it will feel firm not mushy if it is fresh; the gills should be bright red, nut faded; slime, slime is a good thing, fish have a natural coating of slime when they are very fresh that disappears rapidly as they age.
  • Use an excessive amount of oil on the fish, this will cause the grill to flare up and smudge your fish.
Chef Brian Massie – FIX and STACK at Bellagio

Tips on grilling meat:

  • Salt & peppering two days before will help break down sinew and add depth to thicker cuts of meat. Season and leave uncovered in fridge and air dry.
  • Partial Brine – dipping cuts of meat in a brine solution is a great way to season meats and impart seasoning to the center of the meat.
  • Full Brine — another form of marinating. This style of marinating will allow the meat to retain its juices and not become dried out, also helps season the center of the steak or chop with add exterior flavor. Basic recipe: 1 gallon water, 1 cup salt, ¢ cup sugar, 1 head of garlic, lime juice and peel of 1 lime, pepper corns, cinnamon stick.
  • All meat should be at room temperature before grilling. This will help ensure even cooking throughout and will eliminate over-charring and raw centers.
  • Bone-In vs. Bone-Out – protein will always look and taste better with the bone in rather than without. The end product will have a much richer and natural flavor. The bone also helps protect the meat from overcooking and charring. Any steak that has an attached bone will ultimately become a more tender product.

Live From Las Vegas: Many Local Radio Stations Now Have Internet Streams – Whether you are bored with your local stations, or you want to pick up on some of what life is like here in Las Vegas, a significant number of our local broadcast stations now stream online! Find your favorite formats and give them a listen:

KNPR 88.9 NPR

For a complete list of local Las Vegas radio and TV stations, visit our Las Vegas Radio and TV Stations page. Print it out and bring it with you on your next visit!

Whole Lotta Movin’ Goin’ On – The Elvis statue, first installed at the Las Vegas Hilton on September 8, 1978, will soon be returning to a place of glory at the famed property. It was first installed at the entrance to the showroom, then moved to the front lobby. Last year, it was removed from the lobby during the first phrase of construction and renovation took place. Now, the statue will be dedicated in a new location in the near (very near) future.

Gambling Talk: Video Slots – Elvira, Mistress of the Dark – with Victor H. Royer. Based on the popular late-night television horror-show actress of the same name, this new video slot machine from IGT features an entire variety of “creepy” creatures and pays. This is a very distinctive slot machine and you will not be able to miss it when you see it. It is very tall, and has a statue of Elvira sitting seductively at the top of the machine. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – The Scintas When it comes to Scintas, (say Shin-tahs), the only thing routine about this fantastic comedy / variety musical foursome is the way they draw capacity crowds wherever they appear. The Scinta’s now appear at The Sahara. Enjoy this archived performance from New Year’s Eve 2004. The Scintas Video: Broadband or Dial-Up

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: American Storm – From the same producers of the Internationally acclaimed Australia’s Thunder From Down Under comes the newest male revue with a definitively All-American flair. Billed as America’s Hottest Male Revue, the cast of American Storm is made up of the seven remaining finalists from the VH1 hit series StripSearch



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Readers WriteHey Ted, Always love the news letter. I have seen you answer questions in some issues. Was wondering if you could answer one for me.

I am planning on being in LV on Xmas and the week after, ….are the majority of shows dark for the holidays, or are there still many to choose from??

Thanks,

Robert from Carrollton, Texas

Ted Responds – The 10 days leading up to Christmas are the slowest of the year (usually with some pretty low room rates) and the crowds and lines are way down. The downside is that most of the shows do take that time off. Both to give their performers a break and because of the lower visitor numbers. If I recall correctly, the Bellagio sometimes even uses this time to shut down the fountains for maintenance.

However, Christmas is actually starting to be a pretty busy time as more and more families are using Las Vegas as their hub to meet up and celebrate the holiday. Following Christmas, everything gets back into high gear as New Year’s Eve is only a week later.

Whether gunning for a cheap pre-Christmas room, or just to lock in a room for New Year’s Eve, I generally suggest everyone get serious about booking their rooms now. The “secret” of pre-Christmas low rates starts to get out, drives up prices as we get later in the year. New Year’s rates start high and only go up as the year goes along.

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  • Independence Day June 30 – July 4 (4 day weekend)
  • 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)
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  • 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 – May 17, 2006

In This Issue: Toni Braxton New Flamingo Headliner, Tropicana Sold, Playmate Autograph Signing, Blue Man Group Launches New Album, Siegfried & Roy To Receive Medals, Headlights & Tailpipes At Stardust, Celebrity Impersonators Convention, Le Reve Photos, more ….

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Hello From Las Vegas! Just as Celine joined the ranks of permanent Las Vegas headliners so she could be home every night to raise her child, Toni Braxton is doing the same with her new “permanent headliner” status at The Flamingo where she replaces Aretha Franklin.

After a fierce bidding war, The Tropicana has finally been sold. Just as I have predicted repeatedly in our free streaming broadcast/podcast (click to listen to all archives), the Trop is going to be around for a while. New owners Columbia Sussex Corp. hint at quite a bit of construction and upgrading, but no plans to implode and start over.

This is great news for budget travelers who have enjoyed the hotel’s great location and lower priced rooms. For those of you that prefer more upscale accommodations, don’t worry: Las Vegas has about 40,000 hot, new high-end rooms coming online in the next 4-5 years.

Current Giveaways!

Book Signing – Our good friend Brian Rouff, author of the best-selling Las Vegas novels “Dice Angel and “Money Shot,” will be signing books at Rejavanate Coffee Lounge, 3300 E. Flamingo Road, on Sunday, June 4, from 2 – 5 PM (Google Maps link). These are two great books. If you have a copy, stop by and get it signed. If you don’t, these are required Las Vegas based fiction reading.

Enjoy This Issue!



Toni Braxton The Flamingo’s New Headliner – Six time Grammy award winner Toni Braxton will soon be headlining at The Flamingo. The 37 year old R&B singer starts performing there August 3. She replaces long-time crooner Wayne Newton who wraps up his headlining run in the Flamingo Showroom next month. Click to Read The Full Story … (plus streaming video from KVBC Las Vegas).

Tropicana owner agrees to be sold to Columbia Sussex for $2.75 billion – Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex Corp. became the apparent winner of the two-month long bidding war for control of Aztar Corp. on Friday. The president of the privately held company, however, said he won’t be so quick to shut down the prize of the $2.75 billion deal, the Tropicana Las Vegas. Click to Read The Full Story …

Palms Casino Resort Hosts Playboy’s Hollywood Comedy Tour And June 2006 Playmate, Stephanie Larimore, Signs Autographs – Playboy Magazine’s June 2006 Centerfold, Stephanie Larimore will introduce Playboy’s Hollywood Comedy Tour on Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, June 17, in The Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort. Show times are 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. Meet and greet and autograph signing prior to the shows from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Palms Casino Resort is hosting Playboy’s Hollywood Comedy Tour on June 10 and 17, 2006 featuring the following: Click to Read The Full Story …

Siegfried & Roy To Receive Ellis Island Medals Of Honor – Famed illusionists Siegfried & Roy will accept their Ellis Island Medals of Honor recognizing their remarkable commitment to entertainment and conservation. The ceremony will be held Saturday, May 13, 2006 on Ellis Island. While their run of legendary performances on the Las Vegas Strip has ended, they remain the world’s most iconic entertainment figures whose work in charity and conservation continues as strongly as ever. Click to Read The Full Story …

Blue Man Group Launches New Album Live At The Venetian — Las Vegas In June – Blue Man Group Records will release Live at The Venetian Las Vegas in June 2006, with the single and video for “Rods and Cones” available in advance of the full album. Inspired by music industry advancements in distribution, the critically acclaimed Blue Man Group will digitally release the new live recording of their ongoing Las Vegas production at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on iTunes. Click to Read The Full Story …

Playboy Playmates Lauren Anderson and Barbara Moore Featured in “Headlights & Tailpipes” at the Stardust Resort & Casino – ValCom, Inc. announces the inclusion of two Playboy Playmates, Lauren Anderson and Barbara Moore, in the red-hot adult revue, “Headlights & Tailpipes” at the Stardust Resort & Casino. The Playboy Playmates will heat up the stage in a show that beautifully celebrates fast cars, motorcycles and women. Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Wanted In Las Vegas: More British Business – British vacationers have for years crossed the Atlantic to trade London fog for a brief run of Las Vegas sun and fun. And now that England’s leisure travel connection is thriving locally, Las Vegas leaders hope the buttoned-down lot of British businessmen and businesswomen will soon chart a similar course. Click to Read The Full Story …

Celebrity Impersonators Turn Heads in Las Vegas Imperial Palace Hosts 6th Annual Convention of Look-Alikes – Dean Martin is at the bar with cigar-chomping George Burns. Rodney Dangerfield laments how he gets no respect and Judy Garland belts out a chorus of “Swanee.” Double-take. Times four. Are you now suddenly a ghost whisperer? A person with The Sixth Sense? No, you’ve just seen some of the look-alikes attending the 6th annual Celebrity Impersonators Convention Sunday, May 28, to Wednesday, May 31, at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Click to Read The Full Story …

Pass This One Around – The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook recently posted their ever popular NFL games of the year. This includes all the Sunday night, Monday night, and other marquee match-ups throughout the entire season. The SuperBook also posted the entire first week’s schedule just a month ago. More than 95 games were posted early. “This gives our guests the opportunity to wager on a particular game even though they might not be in Las Vegas on game day,” says Jay Kornegay, executive director of the Superbook.

These lines will remain open for wagering throughout the entire season with the SuperBook staff updating them every Sunday once the season starts. In this case, maybe the early bird does get the worm.

Staggering Teacher Shortage in Clark County (Las Vegas) – The teacher shortage in Clark County has reached staggering levels and now the school district is pleading for help. As of this week, the district has made more than 1,200 offers, more than 500 accepted. But even so, the school district believes they may start the next school year with more than a thousand vacancies. Click to Read The Full Story …

Gambling Talk: Video Slots – Regis’ Cash Club – with Victor H. Royer. It had to happen as well. “Mr. Showbiz” has his own slot machine. And what a game it is. Not only is this game a progressive, but it combines a multi-line reel slot machine with a video slot machine and video bonus screens – four bonus screens, to be exact! Plus, of course, the progressive jackpot which starts at a respectably “cool” $1 million. The machine itself is very tall and very distinctive and you can’t miss it. Here’s how the game works: Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Steve Wynn Talks About The Vision To Build Bellagio (1994) Dunes implosion highlights with Steve Wynn talking about the plans to build Bellagio Las Vegas (originally planned to be named Beau Rivage) on New Year’s Eve 1994-1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Special appearance by Siegfried and Roy. Steve Wynn Talks About The Vision To Build Bellagio (1994) Video: Broadband (only)

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Le Reve – An aquatic spectacular performed in a domed theater in the round, Le Reve Las Vegas. A small collection of imperfect dreams, is the first of its kind in Las Vegas. Uniquely intimate and spectacularly personal, no seat is more than 40 feet from the action. The show is a completely new form of staging and artistic performance, where the theater and water are alive with a translucent energy.


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May 17, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 10, 2006

In This Issue: American Storm Giveaway, Boardwalk Implosion, Hard Rock Sold, Weather To Hit 100, New Local Directory, Country Music Awards Coming, New Lance Burton Show, Cool Indoor Attractions, more ….

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Hello From Las Vegas! A couple of regular features are missing this week due to staff vacations, weddings (congrats to our writer Nancy Hruska who just tied the knot) and similar, but this is still jammed with stuff you need to know. In addition, we had our biggest streaming broadcast ever (scroll down for links) because so much is happening in Las Vegas!

The weather is in the 90’s and is scheduled to hit 100 degrees during much of this coming week with lows in the 70’s (F). The next time we’ll feel anything remotely resembling cool weather here in Las Vegas (anything under 70 degrees at any time of the day or night) won’t be until sometime in September. Pack your swimsuit and your shorts and leave the coats and even windbreakers at home.

Latest Insider Vibe Broadcast/Podcast Is “On The Air” – I keep you updated on the latest news, events, and exclusive commentary so you can have the true scoop on what is happening in Las Vegas.You can listen online right now at your computer (streaming audio). Choose your connection to listen now: Dial-Up or Broadband.Podcast users: Download and listen anytime. Click over to Radio.AccessVegas.com for MP3 download.

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Local Directory – We have just launched Local.AccessVegas.com local directory from Las Vegas. What makes ours different? Most online “yellow pages” directories for Las Vegas are run by out-of-state companies. We are here in Las Vegas and have the opportunity to modify the directory to make it helpful both to the locals and those of you visiting.

#1 Tip For Using Local.AccessVegas.com: Search by zip code (replace the default Las Vegas, NV in the search box with a zip code). Las Vegas has almost 2 million residents and it usually takes an hour (or more) to drive all the way across the valley. The key to local search is finding businesses in your neighborhood (or near your hotel).

Visitors, if you might need to find a local business like Kinkos, bakery, florist, bank or any other business that you might need on your visit, search by the zip code that relates to where you are staying: If staying on The Strip, use zip 89109 (The Strip) and 89119 (the business district closest to The Strip). If staying downtown, use zip 89101.

Locals, search using your zip code for best results.

Local Businesses and Public Relations people, we will add or modify your listings if absent or not accurate. No fee for a basic listing for any business … we list them all. Search for your business name. If information is present but not accurate, click on the business name for that directory page, then click on Update this listing. If business can’t be found, use this Add New Listing link. While we are starting with a huge database, what sets us apart is that we can update and modify it!

Enjoy This Issue!



Boardwalk Hotel-Casino Comes Tumbling Down – The 16 story Boardwalk Hotel-Casino came tumbling at 2:30 Tuesday morning. The building was imploded in order to make way for the construction of Project CityCenter. The implosion made use of 170 pounds of explosives placed in 977 strategic locations throughout the building on the ground, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, and 12th floors. Click to Read The Full Story including Streaming Video …Country Music & Television Superstar Reba McEntire To Host 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards – The Academy of Country Music announced the return of Reba McEntire as host of the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Biggest Party of the Year. The event, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on CBS. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …

If You’ve Seen Lance Burton – New Wonders Await! Three Years And $3 Million Later “Master Magician” Show Is Bigger And Better Than Ever. June 21st, 2006 marks the 10th anniversary for Lance Burton’s dream magic show at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino which is widely regarded by people coming from the four corners of the world as the best magic show that can be found bar none. After performing for a decade in the Lance Burton Theatre which is reminiscent of West End London theatres its been acclaimed to have revolutionized Las Vegas entertainment from the old-fashioned showrooms that were designed for dinner shows to traditional high-end comfortable classy theatres. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …

Hard Rock casino sold for $770 million – After a lot of speculation, The Hard Rock Hotel is getting a new owner. The price tag: more than $700 million. The buyer is Morgans Hotel Group, a company that has upscale properties in New York, and Miami. Hard Rock owner Peter Morton announced the sale Thursday of the property for $770 million. Morton himself will pocket most of that money. Click to Read The Full Story including Streaming Video …

Eleanor For Sale at The Auto Collections – Muscle Mustang Starred in ‘Gone in Sixty Seconds’ Movie – She’s fast, fun and fabulous. She’s Eleanor. And she’s for sale. Eleanor returns to The Auto Collections at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15. Click to Read The Full Story …

Rascal Flatts Brings “Me And My Gang Tour” To Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 15 – Multi-platinum country sensation Rascal Flatts will launch the second leg of their “Me and My Gang Tour” in May and will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. More than 160,000 fans attended the first portion of this 20-city tour. Gary Allan is scheduled to open the evening’s performance. Rascal Flatts’ highly anticipated new album, Me And My Gang, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen’s Soundscan Top 200 album chart and the country album chart, making it the highest-selling CD across all genres. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …

Beat the Outside Heat with Cool Indoor Attractions – Enjoy the Las Vegas summer without getting scorched by the heat. While the sun is beating down outside, guests can scream with excitement at the Circus Circus Adventuredome, cooled to a constant 72 degrees and featuring more than 23 thrill rides. Or come face to face with the world’s most feared predators in Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. How about spending some time in the IMAX Theater at Luxor featuring the highly acclaimed Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3-D, produced and narrated by Tom Hanks?

If nature calls your name, check out The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio, where a historic banyan tree, which served as a famous Palm Beach, Fla. landmark for more than 100 years has become the focus of the conservatory for 2006. Maybe art is more up your alley? The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the world’s most influential artists. Perhaps a visit to the wild kingdom? The Lion Habitat at MGM Grand and Siegfried & Roy’s Royal White Tigers at The Mirage provide guests with an up-close view of the king of beasts.

Wise Guide – History of Las Vegas boasts large cast of colorful — and dangerous — mobsters. Both the beginning and end of the mob’s famed influence in Las Vegas are marked by anniversaries this year. It has been 60 years since Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened the Flamingo, and 25 since Tony Spilotro’s Hole in the Wall Gang was busted during a burglary, the domino that would eventually topple the last organized-crime regime to rule the Strip. See a map of these famous Vegas mob landmarks and read the entire story …

VH1 Classic & Live Nation Present A Summer Of Rock When Def Leppard And Journey Visit The Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Aug. 18 – VH1 Classic and Live Nation are joining forces to bring one of the most high-energy, rockin’ summer tours to Las Vegas when rock legend bands Def Leppard and Journey perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Aug. 18. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …



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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:

  • Memorial Day May 26-29 (3 day weekend)
  • Father’s Day June 16-18
  • Independence Day June 30 – July 4 (4 day weekend)
  • 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)
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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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May 10, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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