Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 15, 2006

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

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

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

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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!

Show Review: Folies Bergere

by Amy Raynor-Cooley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Readers Write:

Hi

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

regards

Stewart, Gillian & Charlotte

Ted Responds:

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

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

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


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

Susan

Ted Responds:

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

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

Outdoor smoking is always permitted.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hello there,Can anyone help us?

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

Thanks

Keren and Roy Russell

Ted Responds:

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

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 18, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

Review: The Capital Grille

by Zabrina Rodriguez-Rapozo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Readers Write:

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

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

Have the citizens thought this through?

Allen B. Sage


Ted Responds
:

Allen,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 6, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Years Eve Fireworks 2002-2003. 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!

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Readers WriteHello ,

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

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

I look forward to your reply and thank you.

Anne Rodger

Ted Responds – Anne,

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

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

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

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  • 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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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

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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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  • 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 – 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.

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!

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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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:

  • 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)
  • 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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May 24, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – January 22, 2005

In This Issue: Latest From Las Vegas, Limos Are Hot, Dirk Arthur and Tigers Wallpaper, Barry Manilow Is #1, Free Internet Poker Advice, Photo of Rio Las Vegas, Members Mania, more ….

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! The Tropicana may or may not be a victim of an implosion later on this year, but Dirk Arthur is celebrating his one year anniversary there with no signs of letting up. Catch it while you can! Who would have thought that Barry Manilow would have a #1 selling CD? And the only place to see him is Las Vegas! We’ve got a great, free audio clip from our Gaming Expert Victor H. Royer in this issue, filling you on on how to win.

After a few cold and windy days (including some light rain last Sunday), the week ahead is looking good with highs in the 70’s!

Limos Are Hot and I mean red hot. I was sifting through some of the reservations we’ve taken just today, and you would be surprised at how many are flying on on Southwest or Allegiant or similar discount airline, then kicking off your vacation with a limo ride from the airport to your hotel.

An airline seat is an airline seat, but nothing rocks your vacation from the very first minute like being whisked away in a limo, and the grand entrance you make at the hotel is priceless! The cost? Not much more than a cab. Seriously. Click to check our our limo rates and see for yourself!

Last Chance To Win the book Powerful Profits At Internet Poker by our gaming expert Victor H. Royer. If you are new to internet poker, interested in it, or playing and not getting the results you want, you need this book. And we are giving away five copies! Enter Drawing For Powerful Profits From Internet Poker. We also have a link to a free 14 minute expert audio segment on this topic later in the newsletter.

Insider Vibe Broadcast/Podcast returns next week! We accomplished significant upgrades to handle the demand to listen, and I’m looking forward to being back “on the air!”

Enjoy This Issue!



Xtreme Magic starring
Dirk Arthur

Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur celebrates its first year at the Tropicana Resort & Casino this month. The success of the afternoon production show in the Tiffany Theatre has led to an extension through April 1, 2006. Magician Dirk Arthur continues to amaze audiences with his “Xtreme Magic.” He is known for his grand illusions, which include the appearance of a Robinson helicopter and an Amtrak train. He is also recognized for showcasing the largest number of exotic cats ever to appear in an afternoon show on the Las Vegas Strip. Click for Xtreme Magic starring Dirk Arthur Tickets

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Dirk Arthur With Tigers Computer Wallpaper!

Charting Manilow To The TopBarry Manilow, who headlines at the Las Vegas Hilton with “Manilow: Music and Passion” released his new The Greatest Songs of the Fifties. How’s this for fast? It debuted in the top spot on the Billboard Top 200, giving Barry his best sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. The songs of the best-selling album? “Moments To Remember,” “It’s All In The Game,” “Unchained Melody,” “Venus,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing,” “Rags To Riches,” “Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight (Duet with Phyllis McGuire),” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” “Young At Heart,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “What A Difference A Day Made,” and “Beyond The Sea.”

La Femme and MGM Grand Welcome New Ownership of Famed Parent Show Crazy Horse in Paris – New Plans Set for Worldwide Crazy Horse Productions La Femme at MGM Grand and its parent show Crazy Horse in Paris are under new ownership. Founded by French entrepreneur Alain Bernardin in 1951, Crazy Horse had been owned and operated by Bernardin’s three children Didier, Pascal and Sophie since his death in 1994. The Bernardin siblings recently sold their rights to a group of shareholders led by Belgian businessmen Philippe Lhomme and Yannick Kalantarian. Click To Read Full Story …

Gambling Talk Free Audio Lesson: Powerful Profits From Internet Poker – with Victor H. Royer.The games are virtual – the profits are real! Poker is hotter than ever, and these days, you don’t need to live near a casino to play! Internet poker offers the ideal solution for players who know the basics and are looking for a fun, easy way to get into a game. Click and listen to learn how to win at internet poker!

Internationally known band, Chuy & Company Featuring Danielle, take the stage in the Celebration Lounge at The Tropicana. The band has performed all over the world in places such as Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Mazatlan, and Belize. While on tour, Chuy & Company Featuring Danielle served as the opening act for such well-known headliners as Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and Paul Anka. They entertain audiences with an eclectic mix of music ranging from top hits and classic rock to jazz, Latin, and Country, while adding some impersonations to their show. Performances are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. There are no performances Sunday and Monday nights. The show is Free to the public.

“Forever Plaid” Marks One Year Anniversary at the Gold Coast – “‘Forever Plaid’-The Heavenly Musical Hit” recently celebrated its one year anniversary at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino . The show debuted in the Gold Coast Showroom on Jan. 15, 2005. Since opening night, “Forever Plaid” has been a sensational hit, provoking laughter and tears, sometimes at the same time. The showroom continues to be filled with sophisticated audiences who adore ’50s and’60s music, a wholesome story, and never-ending comedic banter. Loyal Plaid enthusiasts return to see the show over and over again. In addition to a year of packed houses at the Gold Coast, the Las Vegas production had a successful six-year run at the Flamingo Las Vegas from 1995 to 2001. They are the first “Forever Plaid” production to reach this many performances. Click To Read The Full Story …

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – 1994 Coming Resorts. This historical clip features the Dunes Implosion, Bellagio announcement, New York-New York announcement, Stratosphere construction update, Boomtown (now Silverton), Buffalo Bills, Fiesta and more Click To Watch 1994 Coming Resorts Historical Video: Broadband (only)

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week – Check out the fantastic photos of The Rio. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, features spacious 600-square foot studio suite accommodations. Resort amenities include 14 award-winning restaurants, five pools including a lagoon and sand beach, full-service salon and spa including a complete fitness center, and the Masquerade Village, complete with Mardi Gras excitement and two floors of boutique shopping.


Nothing Like A Hummer In Vegas! – Girls Go Wild and Boys Go Crazy! That’s what happens in H2 Hummers in Las Vegas on The Strip. Click To Cruise The Vegas Strip Like You Own It!Flying Into Vegas? Get A Limo To Your Hotel or Special Event (dinner, show, etc): For only a few bucks more than a cab, arrive in style after cruising up The Strip. Be the one everyone else envy’s by booking your Las Vegas Limo Reservation now!


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Readers Write

Dear Ted, I’ve just got back from a 7 night vacation in Las Vegas today (Fri) and miss it already. I only lost $10 overall so I’m pleased. I stayed at the Stardust and was very sad to find this magnificent piece of LV history is to die at the end of 2006 – Is there some way to save it and incorporate the main West Tower into the new complex and save the beautiful name?.

Anyway my fave place was off strip – The Rio. It’s floor show in the afternoon is second to none with photo opportunities too – extremely professional and fun too. Long live The Rio. Also what few people in my group realized that some of the best eating establishments are off strip, esp. the Gold Coast Buffet – What a choice – lunchtime buffet only $7.45 – I came out rather heavier than I went in. – Any surveys you run please include me so I can rate the best of Beautiful Las Vegas. Ted keep up the good work.

Regards – Owen (South Shields, England)

Ted Responds – Owen, glad you had such a great time! I’m thrilled and flattered by our friends around the world who love Las Vegas, travel so far to see us, and enjoy our information. Because of the scope of the size of the Stardust replacement, the building will come down. But Radio.AccessVegas.com listeners know that I am no fan of the replacement name “Echelon Place”. At the very least, it would be nice if part of the new complex kept some of the Stardust name. Thanks for writing!

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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:

  • March Madness (NCAA College Basketball Playoffs) March 16-19, March 23-26, and April 1-3
  • Mother’s Day May 12-14
  • 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)
  • 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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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!

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All contents copyright 2006 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.

February 22, 2006 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 3, 2005

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

La Femme and Teatro Euro Bar Contest Entry

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

Based at The Palms, Celebrity chic meets outrider art when an unpredictable mix of rock stars, celebrity VIPs, locals and tourists visit Vegas first casino tattoo parlor, in A&E Networks new real life series INKED.

Three First Place Prize Winners Receive Inked Prize Pack:

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

Four Runner-Up Winners Receive:

  • Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company T-Shirt

INKed Prize Pack Contest Entry

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

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

Check out the last couple of shows:

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

Reviewed June 15, 2005
Nancy Hruska

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most RSS programs let you visit AccessVegas.com and automatically pull the feed. For those who want to enter it manually, the feed is:
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August 3, 2005 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – July 24, 2004

Featured Story:
Las Vegas Monorail:
Tips You Need To Know

Also In This Issue: Newkirk’s Notes, Lance Burton Escape Video, KLOS Classic Rock Road Trip, Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill, more …
Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

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

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

Hello from Las Vegas! So much going on. We’re monorail veterans now, and we have exclusive tips you need to know to enjoy this great new system. If you live in So Cal and listen to KLOS, you’ll be hearing our name as part of a great giveaway: A Dodge Magnum RT and a trip to Vegas! New Lance Burton video and so much more so let’s get started.

Win A Car and Vegas Trip – We are pleased to be part of a huge contest where the winner received a Dodge Magnum RT and a Classic Rock Road Trip to Las Vegas. Click for details:

The Classic Rock Road Trip with the 95.5 KLOS Magnum!

Unfortunately, this is only open to Southern California residents. We realize have readers worldwide and don’t want you to be left out. We are cooking up Vegas giveaways that all can enter. Stay tuned!

Lance Burton Desperado Escape – The latest video added to All Vegas TV highlights one of Master Magician Lance Burton’s famous escaped over the years. If you have been seated early at his show, you’ve seen this spectacular footage:

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill – Inspired by the culture of California outdoor dining and elevated above the MGM Grand landscape, esteemed designer Tony Chi created a vibrant yet relaxing patio and bungalow restaurant for the new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. The celebrity chefÆs newest location showcases his innovative and trademark “California Cuisine” featuring his famous wood-fired pizzas, pastas, grilled fish and meat prepared simply from the finest and freshest ingredients.

In addition to the extensive wine list there is an excellent selection of beer on tap and in bottles, both of which highlight products from California and the Pacific Northwest. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is located on the MGM Grand casino floor.

Hairdresser Cristophe Opens Salon at MGM Grand – For more than 20 years, Cristophe has been tending to the tresses of rock and celebrity royalty from Beverly Hills New York City. Cristophe now brings his talents to Las Vegas with his newest salon at MGM Grand offering a host of pampering styling services as well as a few unique features to ensure your Cristophe Salon experience is unlike any other.

Pieces (of Ass) – Actress and supermodel Rachel Hunter (not pictured) will make her debut performance as the celebrity ôCenterPIECEö in the Off-Broadway hit ôPieces (of Ass)ö on August 15 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Tickets are now on-sale for the special two-night engagement August 14 and 15.

ôPieces (of Ass)ö features a series of original monologues delivered by a cast of beautiful women each dealing with themes uniquely common to the physically blessed female; from perks and privileges, to the problems and pressures. Click to read full story …


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Featured Story:
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Tips You Need To Know

The Las Vegas Monorail is up and running, giving you a cheap and easy way to get up and down The Strip and into Downtown Las Vegas so you can see the Fremont Street Experience light show and “Old Vegas.” No rip-off cab drivers taking the long way, no getting stuck in traffic while the taxi meter climbs. No feeling stuck in the vicinity of your hotel when there is so much to do and see in Las Vegas!

First things first: The Las Vegas Monorail website is a great source of basic information. Price, route, operating hours and similar. Do check it out.

However …

We live here. Because we cover Las Vegas hands on, we use the monorail often. We talk to the riders that use the system. And we have some very important, essential additional tips that you don’t want to be without. Click to read all of our essential Las Vegas Monorail tips …


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Vegas Comments and Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.For comments or questions regarding our content or this newsletter write us at [email protected].Live From Las Vegas,

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July 28, 2004 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 02, 2004

Featured Story:
Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Tour
Comedy Bus Tour

Also In This Issue: Newkirk’s Notes, New TV Series The Casino vs. American Casino, June Concerts and Headliners, Hot News and Events, more …
Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

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

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

Hello from Las Vegas! Memorial Day was nuts with perfect 24/7 weather and 15% humidity. Las Vegas is the perfect spot for your summer getaway and we hope to see you soon!

Ultra-Evening – Here’s a trifecta that’s hard to beat: We checked out La Femme, plus both the “ultralounges” Tabu (pictured right) at MGM Grand and Ghostbar at The Palms all in one beautiful Las Vegas evening last week.

La Femme just celebrated their third anniversary in Las Vegas. They have expanded the cast and added a slight Vegas flair. Well worth seeing and we’ll have a full review next week. While you wait, check out the new Le Femme photos in our shows photos area and click to read more about the show.

Golf – You can still get your free subscription to Golf Magazine courtesy of us here at AccessVegas.com. Click for your complimentary GOLF Magazine subscription!

The Casino vs. American Casino – Two new reality shows based on owners of Las Vegas casinos debut almost back-to-back here in June. The Casino (from the people who brought you Survivor and The Apprentice) profiles new Golden Nugget owners Timothy Poster and Thomas Brietling in their quest to bring the downtown hotel back to it’s old-shcool glory days.

American Casino is produced by the same people who do American Chopper (go Mikey) and profiles Station Casino owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta in their quest to make Green Valley Ranch one of the hottest, hippest places in town.

American Casino debuts Friday June 4 on Discovery Channel and The Casino debuts Monday June 14 on Fox. Check local listings for times.

Access Vegas Minute – You can hear the audio companion to this newsletter at Access Vegas Minute.


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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Tickets Now Hottest Selling Events: Tickets Now has the best seats for the hottest events including Sports: Lakers vs. Detroit NBA Championship, Brickyard 400, Pepsi 400, Cubs, Red Sox, Giants, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels, Phillies, Astros and Yankees. Concerts: Phish just announced this will be their farewell tour. Other hot tickets: Madonna, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews and John Edward. Don’t delay, click and book top seats today!


Featured Story:
Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Tour
Comedy Bus Tour

By Ariane
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Up for an afternoon of comedy, education, history, sightseeing, nature, art, homemade food, fudge and unlimited fun? Then sign up for the Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Comedy Tour! This 6 hour tour provides the adventure of the Wild West, and much more!

You are treated like a Vegas star from the very beginning! Your day begins as the tour bus conveniently picks up from most major Casinos. Leaving Las Vegas, you ride in plush comfort through the desert on the way to Hoover Dam. During this time, you will be entertained by a nationally known comedian that is also your tour guide! You never know who it may be! Fun games are played on the bus and secret surprise bags are handed out.

Once at Hoover Dam, exit the bus and begin your walking adventure. The tour guide takes you from the Arizona side of the Dam to the Nevada side, and narrates the “History in Dam detail”. Stops along the way include a walk across the very top of the dam, where you will look 726 feet over the edge, and stand directly across a 53 foot wide tunnel!

The sheer size of it all is breathtaking. On the Nevada side, there are many beautiful Art Deco sculptures, a sundial, and a map of the solar system to the precise moment when the Dam was dedicated. There is also a visitors center where to buy souvenirs or snacks. Picnic tables are nestled among towering canyon rock walls, for tourists to rest and enjoy the best of what man and nature have created.

Next up is the nature tour … on the scenic overlook of Lake Mead right outside Hoover Dam and Boulder Canyon. View Antelope squirrels burrowing on the mountain sides, see the largest man made lake in the world, and trails that lead to old mines where men searched for treasures of the earth. You also get an education about an experience with the desert stinkweed plant!

Lunch is at Matteo’s, located in the Historic Boulder Hotel. The food is homemade, and the service is great. The pasta is a recommended favorite! After eating visit the upstairs Museum and learn more about the history of Hoover Dam, see a movie, and a photo exhibit of the men who made the Dam a reality. Last stop is down the street to an Old Fashioned Fudge shop for some sinful samples!

On the ride back to Sin City, you will view stunning celebrity mountain homes, and take a drive through the neighborhood consisting of the actual “dingbat homes” built for the workers of Hoover Dam. The tour guide continues with more Las Vegas history, insider secrets, and a few other surprises. The rest you will just have to see for yourself!

More Information:

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

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

Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

CEO
Senior Content Editor
http://www.accessvegas.com

New to the list? Click Here for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

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All contents copyright 2004 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
June 2, 2004 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 05, 2003

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

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

Featured Story:
Las Vegas News and Deals

Also In This Issue – Nov. 15, 2003: Newkirk’s Notes, Thanksgiving, Free Golf Lessons, New Thrill Ride, Sirens of TI, Video Spotlight, More

Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

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

Hello from Las Vegas! We’ve been playing hooky on getting the newsletter out. I’d like to tell you we’ve been around the pool relaxing, but actually we are hard at work on the next version of AccessVegas.Com.

Even more information, new look, better navigation, tons of contests and giveaways, and an expanded improved members section (still and always free). Should debut in January! If you have any suggestions you would like incorporated, please drop us a line: [email protected]

Thanksgiving Weekend – is Nov. 27 – 30. Almost all of the hotel restaurants from the buffets to the fine dining houses host a Thanksgiving menu, and the town is full of people taking advantage of a four day weekend. Many get their family and friends all together to meet in Las Vegas! Check room rates now.

Coming Concerts and Headliners – Lots and lots of great entertainment on the way. Book now online to lock up the best available tickets or call 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining:

Free Las Vegas Golf Lessons – and you can take them from anywhere in the world! We’ve teamed up with Revere Anthem Golf Club Director of Instruction Chris Eastman (in conjunction with ChefLive.com) and put together a series of eight streaming video golf tips.

Chris starts with fundamentals like aim and grip, and works through some of the finer points of the game. We’ll be posting a new lesson every week and reminding you here in the newsletter.

If you want to improve your game or just get a taste of Las Vegas golf, see the videos and learn more about Chris and The Revere at our Streaming Video Free Golf Lessons page. He is also available and highly recommended for private instruction.

X-Scream – thrill ride has opened on top of the Stratosphere Tower. X-Scream tilts you 30 feet over the edge as it plunges you toward the ground almost 1000 feet below! Hint: Buy the “all day pass” if you go up to ride the Stratosphere rides. For about the price of riding any of the rides thee or four times, you can go again and again and again. And if you are like me, you’ll want to!

Sirens of TI – has replaced the old Pirate Show at Treasure Island. OK, ok … we are supposed to call it TI. The show is supposed to be better than the previous one. The “new” TI is supposed to be young and hip like The Palms or Hard Rock. I think the less-than-tepid applause after a recent “Sirens” show said it all.

The new Sirens are great eye candy for the guys (I enjoyed that part), but trying to do a short form production show using props meant for a previous show to an audience too far away to enjoy the subtleties fell a little flat. But hey … the price is right: Free performances nightly at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.

MGM-Mirage is reportedly considering doing away with the Mirage’s south seas theme. What look are they going to go after? Green Valley Ranch? Hey … their executives are making more than I am so they must know something I don’t.

New Year’s Eve Concerts – The list is getting longer and longer, and we are posting them as we get the news. Check out our December 2003 Entertainment Calendar. What … you don’t know how hot New Year’s Eve is here in Las Vegas? We have the insider tips, and plenty of free photos and streaming video from past years on our Las Vegas New Year’s Eve site!

Veterens Eat Free McCormick & Schmick’s is offering all veterans free lunch or dinner (designated menu itens, served with coffee or tea) this Tuesday Nov. 11 in celebration of Veteren’s Day. Veterens ID or discharge papers required. You can reserve ahead at 702-836-9000. McCormick & Schmick’s is a fine dining restaurant. Watch Executive Chef John Botkin prepare one of their famous dishes and take a peek via streaming video: Dial-Up or Broadband

Top Restaurants – Michael Politz, publisher of Food and Beverage Magazine recently appeared on Extra TV, highlighting some of the great restaurants of Las Vegas. Click to watch.

New Mandalay Bay Tower – is already gracing the sky (under construction). Simply called The Hotel, this 43 story tower will feature softer colors and a south seas theme. (Hmmmm … the same theme Mirage is thinking of dumping). A restaurant and lounge on top will be open to the public and feature a stunning Strip view. The hotel will have it’s own check in area and two restaurants (including a 24/7 coffee shop) essentially creating a stand alone hotel.

Video Spotlight – We are always adding new streaming video to our All Vegas TV site, over 100 Las Vegas videos to date! This week, we feature video of the Ambassador Strip Travelodge. Who? What? A Motel 6???

No … no, no, no! Set against the MGM and Tropicana hotels, this inn is a couple minute walk from The Strip, free airport and convention shuttle, complimentary continental breakfast, and even wireless broadband around the pool. Check out a fun, humorous look this property for yourself: Dial-Up or Broadband


á 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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Because of all the news and information packing the top of the newsletter, no review this week. We’ll see you next week with a great new show review!


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Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

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All contents copyright 2003 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
November 5, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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