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Hello From Las Vegas! We often don’t put out an issue right at the end of the year, but I wanted to personally wish each and every one of you an amazing 2010 and thank you for reading. Next issue, I’ll delve in to my thoughts on Las Vegas in the coming year and we’ll have coverage of the 300,000+ people who are in town right this very minute getting ready to enjoy the countdown!
In this issue, we’ll get some news updates, information about what has been happening at AccessVegas.com, plus I want to link you to some of the more interesting Las Vegas stuff I’ve found on the web.
Tours, Tours, Tours And More Tours! – Amy has been very hard at work adding just about every conceivable type of are tour to our tours section. Grand Canyon? Check. Skydiving? Check. Horseback rides? Las Vegas Strip? Check. Hoover Dam, Valley Of Fire, Red Rock, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead and other parks? Check.
Our pick? Maverick Helicopters Tour of the Grand Canyon that actually lands you IN the bottom of the canyon. Are you kidding me? That is amazing! Plus, you get to see Hoover Dam on the way out, then an air tour down the entire Las Vegas Strip on your return. All on the same tour!
Don’t take my word for it. Settle back for a stunning 10 minute video preview of this great tour. Even if your next visit isn’t on the horizon for a while, you’ll want to enjoy watching this one. Click for Maverick Helicopter Tour of Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, and the Las Vegas Strip Video
Looking for something different? We now have hundreds of tours available to suite every interest:
AccessVegas.com Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Southwest United States Tours
Suzanne Somers Live In Las Vegas – I found this 7 minute clip on YouTube. I’m guessing from the early 1980’s after she bailed Three’s Company. Long before Cher, Celine, or Bette, Suzanne Somers was the queen of the Las Vegas Strip. Click to watch Suzanne Somers (Live In Vegas)
James Bond Diamond Are Forever Filmed In Las Vegas – If you want to go back even a little bit further in time, many forget that James Bond’s ‘Diamond Are Forever’ was filmed extensively in Las Vegas (and parts of the surrounding desert).áIncluding significant scenes inside Circus Circus (which surprisingly has not changed that much). However, Fremont Street downtown has changed quite a bit! Well worth Netflixing if you have an account. Click to watch James Bond Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Trailer Filmed In Las Vegas
Las Vegas Dining Listings – Did you know that we have an extensive Las Vegas Dining Page featuring listings by hotel, cuisine and area (Strip, Downtown, etc.)? And, did you know that we’ve partnered with Open Table so that you can book most of these restaurants online and ahead of time? We know that you like to plan your trip ahead getting show tickets and arranging activities. After all, the early bird gets the worm (or the best seats and dining times).
Now, you can plan that special meal in advance and lock up your reservation before arriving in Las Vegas. Check out our Las Vegas Restaurants and Dining Section.
Don’t Forget The Pictures – We have hundreds of Las Vegas photo sets containing thousands and thousands of Las Vegas photos. Mark has re-organized them to make every photo set easy to get to and enjoy. Click to visit our new Las Vegas Photo Gallery
Enjoy This Issue!
Associate Editor: Amy Rayner-Cooley
News Researcher/Editor: Mark Jacobs
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Bette Midler The Showgirl Must Go On FINAL DATES – Performance Schedule: Dec. 30, 31 Jan. 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31 — Show Time: 7:30 p.m. — Dark Days (No Show): Monday, Thursday, and Friday — Click For Bette Midler Final Las Vegas Show Tickets
Le Reve At Wynn Las Vegas Celebrates 2,000 Performances – Wynn Las Vegas breathtaking show, Le Reve,ácelebrated its 2,000’th performance on Friday, November 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. The show opened concurrently with Wynn Las Vegas on April 28, 2005 and has since astounded audiences.
Interesting Facts: More than 250 cast and crew work on Le Reve each day. Thirty-two performers and 58 production staff have been with the show since the very beginning. In all 2,000 performances, 1,200,000 towels have been used, more than 12,800 pairs of red tango shoes have been repaired and some 104,000 loads of laundry have been done ù just a portion of the work involved in keeping a show like Le Reve running 2,000 performances strong.
Le Reve redefines the traditional theatrical experience with an evocative aqua spectacle in-the-round. The show features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, powerful performances and elaborate effects. Click for Le ReveáAt Wynn Las Vegas Tickets
Monte CarloÆs Street of Dreams now offers the following venues:
- Art of Music – Known as the largest distributor of certifiably authentic music memorabilia in the U.S., Art of Music features a large collection of celebrity artwork, fine art and collectibles. Hours of operation: Daily, 10 a.m. û 11 p.m.
- Harley-Davidson – The freedom and passion of the Harley-Davidson lifestyle is celebrated in this name brand store. The motorcycle companyÆs instantly recognizable logo adorns clothing, accessories, souvenirs and collectibles.
- Marshall Rousso – Marshall Rousso offers discriminating women stylish fashions for any occasion. Patrons will find casual and formal attire by such noted brands as Juicy Couture, BCBG, Betsey Johnson and more. Footwear and accessories also are available for purchase.
- The Big Chill – This full-service walk-up bar provides a mix of modern libations and classic cocktails. Frozen specialty drinks include such tasty selections as Strawberry Daiquiri, Tropical Mojito and Pina Colada. A wide array of bottled and draft beer also is on tap.
- The Cupcakery – Tasty cupcake treats are baked fresh daily from only the finest ingredients. More than 16 signature flavors include such delectable choices as Strawberry Shortcake and Oh, My Gosh û Ganache!
World Series Of Beer Pong At Flamingo January 1-4 – More than 900 fierce competitors will come together at Flamingo Las Vegas for the opportunity to vie for $50,000 and the title of ôWorld Series of Beer Pong Champö (WSOBP). Beer Pong, widely known as ôBeirut,ö was born in frat houses and college basements across the country, but has since grown into a world-wide phenomenon. The four-day tournament guarantees that all competitors will play a minimum of twelve games with the champions earning $50,000.
Best place to play beer pong on the Las Vegas Strip? O’Sheas (next to The Flamingo).
Luxor Opens New Spa and Salon – Nurture Spa and Salon. Providing everything from skillful cuts and styles, to image-transforming color and highlights to make-up services, the salon also features a complete nail care menu. For bridesûto-be, special Bridal and Ultimate Bridal Packages make preparing for the big day easy. Nurture Spa and Salon at Luxor is open daily to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or to book an appointment, call (702) 730-5720.
Devi Kroell Now Open At The Forum Shops – This is the New York designer’s first and only store outside of New York City. Check out the fantastic and exotic handbags and accessories.
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More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events
Blush Boutique Nightclub Announces New Year’s Week Festivities – Keep The Party Under One Roof All Week Long With Sindustry Eve Featuring LMFAO and High Society 2010: An Upscale New Year’s Eve Bash
Grandma Lee, Unleashed And Uncensored, Headlines At Bonkerz Comedy Club – “America’s Got Talent” Finalist To Film DVD During All Shows
Join PT’s And Sierra Gold In January For The $25,000 Bud Bowl Parties And The Flip UltraHD Camcorder Giveaway
Special Guest Appearance By American Idol Winner Kris Allen At B.B. King’s Blues Club
The Cupcakery Opens Third Las Vegas Location At Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
“Seinfeld’s” Jason Alexander Takes The Stage As “Donny Clay” For Limited Engagement At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Nathan Burton as good of an emcee as he is a magician
Lawsuit seeks to allow Nevada convention smoking
In Las Vegas, Sports Books in a Pocket
Hard Rock’s Newest Tower Opens
You can still get a taste of Old Vegas at Casa di Amore
Even amid severe slump for Las Vegas, casino operators can guide destiny
Local existing-home sales jump in November
Promoter says Pacquiao-Mayweather likely off
Vegas May Get Super Bowl Exposure
Vegas Named Top Destination Of 2009
Crystals at CityCenter opens doors to Vegas’ big spenders
Las Vegas has first increase in air passengers in 21 months
Free bus rides in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve To Draw 315K To Vegas
Be prepared for tasty, large portions at Hash House A Go Go
Body English closing doors after New Year’s Eve bash, auction
Fireworks, concerts, parties among wide variety of New Year’s Eve entertainment
Las Vegas air traffic finally up – Jump in November is first in 21 months
Bankruptcy filings drop month to month in Nevada
More sour grapes from Wynn-wannabe (Donald Trump)
UNLV football coach’s replacement by Hauck first among local stories
Brothel owner plans to hire men to service women
Megamyth shadows casino openings
Recession continued to grip nation, waging a brutal war on Nevada
Rock art can be found in abundance at Nevada public lands
Residents spend morning searching for work, not last-minute shopping
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:
- New Year’s Eve-Day December 31 – January 2 (3 day weekend)
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, U.S (Observed) January 16-18 (3 day weekend)
- Super Bowl Sunday February 7
- Lincoln’s Birthday, U.S February 12
- President’s Day, U.S (Observed) February 13-15 (3 day weekend)
- Chinese/Lunar New Year February 14
- Valentine’s Day February 14
- Mardi Gras February 16
- Washington’s Birthday, U.S February 22
- St. Patrick’s Day March 17
- Easter Sunday April 4
- Cinco de Mayo May 5
- Mother’s Day May 9
- Memorial Day, U.S May 29-31 (3 day weekend)
- Father’s Day June 20
- Independence Day July 4
- Civic Holiday, Canada July 31-August 2 (3 day weekend)
- Labor Day, U.S September 4-6 (3 day weekend)
- Labour Day, Canada September 4-6 (3 day weekend)
- Jewish New Year September 9
- Halloween October 31
- Veteran’s Day November 11
- Thanksgiving Day, U.S November 25-28 (4 day weekend)
- Hanukkah Dec. 2 – Dec. 9
- Christmas December 25
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