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Hello From Las Vegas! Wow… what a great summer! We’ve had average temps (104 F) with only a couple of exceptions: An early summer week of 112-115 and a more recent week of monsoon storms with rain and humidity. But nothing last year where the overnight low didn’t dip below 90 on a couple of occasions.
Pardon Our Major Dust – We are phasing in a major upgrade to AccessVegas.com. This has been a year in the works, and we are talking into account the significant amount of your comments and suggestions. Do you ever feel that every travel site almost seems the same? We agree… we do too. Granted, we are very proud of this newsletter which was ground-breaking at the time, and continues to give Las Vegas visitors access to more of the important information every week they they will find in most any similar publication.
However, what others do simply isn’t good enough for us. We want to make both AccessVegas.com and our newsletter more fun, more interactive, and even more helpful. So… over the next 6-8 weeks we will be phasing in a new, more clean look to the site with many amazing new fun and helpful features.
We do ask for your patience: Just as many of the incredible hotel casino resorts here close off a section of the property for a brief time while they build new improvements, various areas of AccessVegas.com might not be available for short periods during this upgrade and expansion. Rest assured that all bookings and all our travel partners are up and operating 100% with no issues whatsoever. But certain sections like our famous free Las Vegas Computer Wallpaper gallery and a few other sections may not be open during this transition.
Hang with us… we are sure you will absolutely love the improvements that we bring online. While you are at it, why not tell a couple of friends about us? Send them to our Las Vegas Insider Vibe newsletter site where they can sign up to get this world-renowned newsletter and enjoy the information in our back issues!
Elvis Lives – On the 30’th anniversary of the death of The King, we want to give a huge tip of the hat to amazing Las Vegas based Elvis tribute artist Trent Carlini. I first saw him years ago at the (now imploded) Boardwalk on The Strip. (The Boardwalk was just north of the Monte Carlo, where MGM CityCenter is going in). He put on an amazing show and he now plays at The Sahara.
Many feel he is the absolute best Elvis impressionist out there, and that was validated when he won ABC Television’s Next Big Thing. He’s well worth checking out if your next visit is coming up. Even if we aren’t seeing you here anytime soon, I’m also including links go Trent Carlini audio and video for you to enjoy!
Trent Carlini performing American Trilogy Live at the Las Vegas Boardwalk Hotel Casino (MP3 audio: Broadband users click to listen, dial-up users right-click to download)
Trent Carlini – Burning Love (YouTube Video Link)
PS: A few of the great features often included in this newsletter will be absent for a couple more issues while we go through this transition. However… now is a great time to enjoy the archives including our Las Vegas Photos Gallery and our Newsletter Archives.
Enjoy This Issue!
Mamma Mia! Lights Up The Stage With Brilliant New Cast Members – In Its Fifth Year Mamma Mia! Continues To Bring Variety To The Stage – The longest-running and most successful Broadway musical to hit The Las Vegas Strip, MAMMA MIA! (Tickets), adds four new, talented principals from film, television and the stage to the Las Vegas cast on July 30, 2007. Recently celebrating its fourth anniversary in Las Vegas and still receiving rave reviews, MAMMA MIA! is fun, energetic and makes “you feel like you’re part of the event”- Las Vegas Review-Journal. Actress Libby Winters, joins MAMMA MIA! in the lead role of Sophie Sheridan, the bride-to-be. With experience in film, television and stage including “The Like Girl,” “Champs” and the New York musical White Noise, Winters brings new life to the show. Click to Read The Full Story …
Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois To Host Culinary Competition – Las Vegas Chefs Challenge – Battle: Aloha Soy – WHAT: Top chefs from around the Valley will go head-to-head to see whose cuisine reigns supreme at the Las Vegas Chef Challenge — Battle: Aloha Soy. Using soy sauce, the special ingredient from event sponsor Aloha Soy, chefs will compete to win the chance to represent Las Vegas at the national competition in Hawaii. WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2007 12 p.m. — 3 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …
Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards To Perform At Whiskey Pete’s Showroom – The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards will perform at Whiskey Pete’s Showroom in Primm, Nev., on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced at $24.99 plus applicable tax and fees are available at Whiskey Pete’s Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Edwards, former lead singer of The Temptations, began singing at age seven. This talented musician and gifted vocalist is known as one of the most influential vocal singers in the history of pop music. He has joined, left, and rejoined The Temptations three times. Click to Read The Full Story …
Las Vegas glitters with showy productions and theatre. But that may be changing as lush, innovative productions attract audiences like never before. The American Theatre Critics Association held its 2007 annual meeting smack in the heart of The Strip. Las Vegas critic Anthony Del Valle of the Las Vegas Review Journal and Michael Grossberg of The Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio, co-chaired the event, where 136 critics gathered from around the country. Click to Read The Full Story …
David Copperfield’s An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion Returns To MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre – Master magician and illusionist David Copperfield (Tickets) continues his 2007 tour at MGM Grand’s intimate 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with scheduled performances August 16 through September 19. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. with an additional 4:30 p.m. matinee show on August 18 and 25; September 1, 2, 3, 8 and 15. David Copperfield, whom the New York Times calls “our era’s giant of magic,” is touting An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion as his most spectacular stage show ever. Dazzling new illusions include “Lottery,” one of the most incredible predictions in the history of magic. Click to Read The Full Story …
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Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:
- Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
- Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada) October 6-8 (3 day weekend)
- Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
- New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)
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