Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 14, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Headlights and Tailpipes

Headlights and Tailpipes las vegasReviewed May, 2005
by Phil Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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EDITORS NOTE: It was an interesting week in Las Vegas, with two straight days of rain and one lucky $9 million Megabucks winner. Despite a match that is failing to draw intense interest, SuperBowl weekend is shaping up to be as huge as ever so make sure you check out our link to the updated listings. Also, if you enjoy this newsletter, please take a few seconds and rate us at http://www.ezine-dir.com/cgi-bin/links/rate.cgi?ID=93

LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

SURVIVOR – A handful of local hotels have placed odds on who will win the new round of the CBS television show Survivor. The odds are for entertainment only, since Nevada law prohibits taking bets on events with a known outcome (which explains why you can’t bet wrestling, something that is frequently asked). Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan-10-Wed-2001/news/15190913.html

SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING – Visitors and new residents are sometimes surprised to discover that you can ski and snowboard an hour from Las Vegas on beautiful Mt. Charleston. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan-09-Tue-2001/living/15120727.html

SIEGFRIED & ROY – are rumored to be on the verge of signing a “lifetime” contract with the Mirage that will let them finish out their careers at the hotel that brought them their present wealth and fame. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan-15-Mon-2001/news/15228696.html

HOT SPRINGS – About an hour east of town is a scenic and reasonable secluded area with two springs that well out of the desert. Full story and map at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan-07-Sun-2001/living/15131923.html

ART BELL – The infamous late night talk host returns to the airwaves Feb. 5, broadcasting from his remote house in Pahrump, NV (about an hour west of Las Vegas). His show is heard on over 400 stations nationwide (you can’t flip around the AM dial late night without hearing him on 2-3 frequencies) and the show returns to flagship station KDWN 720 AM here in Las Vegas. KDWN is one of the many Las Vegas stations you can listen to online. We have a full list at http://www.accessvegas.com/tvradio.htm

NOT SMOG – That brown haze that hangs over Las Vegas is dust kicked up from the desert. It isn’t pretty, and we are in EPA violation over it. The desert is a naturally dusty environment and the onslaught of new construction kicks it up at a ferocious rate. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan-13-Sat-2001/news/15221246.html

NEW YEARS EVE PHOTOS – It appears some people were confused and assumed that the five example photos were the only photos we posted. If you didn’t see all 30 photos, the photo tour starts at http://www.las-vegas-new-years-eve.com/01.htm

REGIS – broadcasts his show from The Rio this week (Tuesday – Friday). Check local listings for show times and channels.

MEGABUCKS HIT – at Harrah’s for $9 million. A US Airways flight attendant decided to do some gambling on her layover and made it a very profitable one. Full story at http://www.casinowire.com/archive/200101/2212.shtml

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CONCERTS AND SHOWS:

SHOW REVIEWS – Recent reviews appearing in the media:

* Legends of Comedy – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan-12-Fri-2001/weekly/15173462.html

SHOWS – See which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet. Let ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?amid=3230&cscheme=1

SuperBowl – More hotels have listed their SuperBowl parties. List at http://www.lasvegas.com/events/superbowl2001

Drew Carey’s Improv All Stars – comes to the MGM Jan. 25-28. Live performances on Jan. 27 will air live on Pay Per View. Tickets are $85 inclusive and on sale at (800) 929-1111 and MGM discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (MGM link).

Headliners – The following headliners have been added to our Shows and Headliners page at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-shows.htm : Don Rickles, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Carrot Top, Englebert Humperdink, Tom Jones, and David Copperfield.

RESTAURANT REVIEWS – Recent reviews appearing in the media:

* Florida Cafe (Howard Johnson’s Strip) – http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan-03-Wed-2001/living/15095704.html

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LAS VEGAS WEATHER – This 5 day forecast is courtesy of Weather.Com:

Friday – 54/36 Mostly Cloudy
Saturday – 54/34 Mostly Cloudy
Sunday – 62/33 Partly Cloudy
Monday – 62/32 Partly Cloudy
Thursday – 62/33 Partly Cloudy

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FEATURE STORY: De La Guarda

de-la-guarda-rio.jpg (12198 bytes)DE LA GUARDA – This new show at The Rio defies all description, but I’m going to try! The show combines elements of carnival, rave, concert and theater. There is no dialogue, no star, and NO SEATS! Instead, the action and performers fly over your head in a loosely choreographed display. Later in the show, the cast actually mingles in the audience encouraging general happy excitement and dancing. Confetti, balloons, and manufactured rain contribute to the controlled and very entertaining chaos.

Most of the show takes place over your head. You walk into a dark theater surrounded in black with a paper ceiling over your head. The paper covers the entire show area, and is backlit to provide a unique landscape that lets the cast and technicians use sight and sound creating a buildup to a show that explodes from the sky.

The free flowing show uses electronic music and live vocal chants to stimulate the ears as a sharp contrast to the primal basics of water, balloons, unusual lighting variety and the human form to pleasure the eyes.

The beauty of the show is that you can make it out to be whatever you want. You can stand at the edge of the action and just take it all in (keeping clean and dry) or you can surge to the center of the crowd and dance in rave fashion soaking in the “rain” and excitement. While not sexual in nature, it is primal and stretches your imagination. It is for the young or young at heart and requires an open mind. If you still enjoy a good rollercoaster ride, you will probably enjoy this show.

De La Guarda plays Tuesday – Saturday at 9:00 PM with an additional Saturday night show at 11:30 PM. Tickets are $45 plus tax and available by calling 702-252-7776 Casual attire is encouraged.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Jean Haka of Waukesha WI wrote:

>Hi Ted!!!
>
>Just a short note today on our wonderful New Years Las Vegas
>experience!á We arrived in Las Vegas on December 30 from the snowy
>Midwest — were happy to just to be in the warmest place in the nation
>for over New Year’s!á Yes, and we broke the rules and brought our 2
>kids along, but both are teens / almost teens and have been to Las Vegas
>before.á (Also, being an airline employee, they’re used to traveling
>and have been to Vegas 2 times before). I was prepared for massive
>crowds and waits to play the slot machines etc., but I was surprised
>that I could get to almost any slot that I wanted, the crowds didn’t
>overwhelm us and we had a great time!á We stayed at the Flamingo which
>worked out well especially on the night of New Year’s Eve.á Whenever
>we go with the kids, it is a different type of vacation than when just
>the hubby and myself go — visited Madame T’ s Celebrity “Wax”
>Encounter — it is amazing!!!á Also went to the top of the Stratosphere
>with the kids — well worth it!á Did the malls at Venetian and MGM, too.
>Had a great time!á The night of the fireworks we started out down by
>the Luxor — thinking that it would be less crowded down there and a
>better view up the strip.á We decided to relocate closer to our hotel
>about 10 PM and took the monorail back to Bally’s.á We ended up
>standing in front of Ballys in the plaza area with some other local
>families with kids, too.á There were a ton of police and security all
>over — so we all felt safe.á We did NOT venture out onto the street
>itself, which was closed and packed with people–mostly the
>twenty-somethings and all having a great time!á We enjoyed the
>fireworks — it was great to be part of the biggest party in the world
>for New Year’s Eve for the REAL millennium and the kids really enjoyed
>it, too!á Then we just had to fight the crowds going across the street
>and back to our hotel and get an elevator up to our room along with
>the hundreds of others all doing the same thing!á We returned back to
>the snowy mid-west on January 3 — I’d say that by Jan.á2 almost half
>of the original NY Eve guests were gone–but some were starting to
>come in for the big electronics convention the following weekend.á I
>was amazed that when we were walking back to the Flamingo after the
>fireworks had ended how many of the crowd were walking down the street
>back to cars etc. — I’d say that over 50% of the crowd was walking away
>from the strip!!!á (Does anyone stay in California to celebrate the
>holidays — do they all come to Las Vegas?) But over-all it was great!
>I’d do it again — with or without the kids!

Glad you had a great time. There isn’t anywhere quite like Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve! My continued strong warnings about bringing children to Las Vegas aren’t anti-child or meant to be a blanket statement. It is a warning for first-time visitors under the false impression that this is a family town. While Las Vegas was only marketed as a family destination for a couple of years in the early 90’s, the general media continues to perpetuate the myth.

Many of our readers are gleaning information for their first ever visit and to them I continue to advise coming without the children. After a visit, you can then decide if your children’s ages and interests are conducive to what Las Vegas has to offer, and more importantly, if you are willing to think about the arrangements ahead of time so that both parents have the time to gamble if they wish.

Ken Armstrong of Ontario, Canada wrote:

>Look forward very much to your newsletter.á We have been to Vegas each
>year for the past eleven years & booked our trip for this year today.
>We have always stayed at the Stardust as we bring other couples with
>us and they find it easy to find their way around there.á Good
>location, nice clean rooms, good restaurants & the new buffet is
>great.á We liked the old Warehouse (buffet) but things change.á The staff at
>the stardust are all just great people.á My question is regarding the
>Frontier hotel. On our last visit there was talk of a new building
>replacing it & as I check construction news etc., I find no mention of
>it.áPerhaps you can help.áKeep up the good work & thanks for
>keeping people informed.

Plans to remodel or implode the Frontier were put on hold a few months ago in light of a softening economy and tighter financing market.

Mark Basingstoke of Hants, England wrote:

>ááááááááááááááááááá I have been receiving your news letter for over a
>year now and think the content and advice you give is first class.á I
>went to Vegas for the first time in Jan. last year for 4 days and I was
>hooked.á We then went for 10 days in Sept which was absolutely
>fantastic, I just love the place.á My girlfriend and I are planning
>another 2 or 3 breaks there year.á One will be New Years Eve (enjoyed
>your photo’s) we cannot make up our mind about other times.á Do they
>have any major celebration’s for 4th July as this is one time we are
>thinking of coming over.á Keep up the excellent work.

New Year’s Eve is unique in the total closing down of The Strip, and this is the first time in over a decade that there have been fireworks (although talk is strong of making it a yearly tradition). American holidays like July 4’th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, et. al. are just very, very crowded and expensive weekends. While Las Vegas has a number of July 4’th fireworks displays, the only one near The Strip has been at the Stratosphere, and not the overwhelming type of display we had on New Year’s. With the exception of New Year’s, I’d plan your vacation away from the crowded holiday weekends.

Wendy Prior wrote:

>I would just like to write and thank you for the comprehensive news
>bulletin on Las Vegas and for all the hard work you so readily put in.
>Again this is greatly appreciated.
>
>I will be visiting Las Vegas in the first week of June and your
>bulletin has allowed us to obtain the optimum stay.

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Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


ONLINE POLL – If money were no object, which high end show would you go see? Let’s hear your opinion at http://www.accessvegas.com — results will be published next week!

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Free Helicopter Tour – Win a Free Las Vegas “Strip” Helicopter flight for two. Enter at http://www.maverickhelicopter.com/enter.htm

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AIRFARE SPECIALS – This area will appear whenever we come across airlines offering Las Vegas specials. We can’t sell you a room unless you can get here! Please remember (as with any special), fares are restricted and subject to availability:

Vanguard Air – Is returning to serving the Las Vegas market on April 1 with fare specials. Check http://www.flyvanguard.com/pressreleasedetail.asp?ID=148 for details

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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January 17, 2001 ISSN: 1529-2770