Access Vegas Insider Vibe – February 21, 2007 Insider Vibe

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Hello From Las Vegas! Someone once said in a movie (or maybe a boxer from years gone by) the following: “I’m going to hit you three ways… Hard, Fast, and Continuously!”

Well, that is what we have in store the next 10 days or so. Huge amounts of info coming out of Las Vegas, and we know that you all read for different reasons and have varied interests, so we don’t want to leave anything out. So… We are going to publish three issues in the next 10 days or so. Hang tight, lots of great stuff! Always remember that many of our readers keep our emails for weeks to enjoy them all and go back to read what they missed the first time!

Jimmy Hopper Returns – Long time Las Vegas headliner Jimmy Hopper is coming back for a couple nights in May. Seems like every few weeks, someone still asks about him and when/if he’ll be playing again. He returning May 12 and 13, 2007 at the Suncoast Hotel Casino in Northwest Las Vegas. Tickets available by calling 702-636-7075 and more info about Jimmy and his current projects at

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Marco Antonio Barrera Puts His Title On The Line Against Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday, March 17 At Mandalay Bay – World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Featherweight Champion, Marco Antonio Barrera will meet World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday, March 17 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (Barrera vs. Marquez Tickets). Boxing fans have been waiting a long time for this battle between two of the most recognized Mexican fighters in the world. The 12-round WBC Super Featherweight Championship, Barrera vs. Marquez, “Fearless,” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Romanza Boxing and will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST. Click to Read The Full Story …The Falls Golf Club Presents a Golf Equipment Demonstration Day – The Falls Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas Resort invites golf enthusiasts to an equipment demonstration day, featuring the latest in sporting gear, accessories, outerwear, nutrition supplements and more. Representatives from Titleist, FootJoy, Nike, Callaway, Taylor Made, Oakley, Red Bull and more will allow the public, golf members and hotel guests to test drive their equipment free of charge. Click to Read The Full Story …

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at Nine Fine Irishmen – Find your pot of gold at Nine Fine Irishmen inside New York-New York. The hotel’s annual Celtic Feis (festival) will feature a rolickin’ indoor/outdoor party offering the best in traditional Irish fare and toe-tapping jigs. A three-day party inside Nine Fine Irishmen and outside on New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge will follow beginning at 2 p.m. The merriment will continue throughout St. Paddy’s Day weekend until the wee hours of March 18. Entertainment will be provided by Sin E RiRa, Nine Fine Irishmen’s house band, and Elevation, a U2 cover band, among other performers. Tickets are $20 per day; a three-day pass is available for $60.

The Cannery Casino & Hotel Presents T.G. Sheppard And Exile On April 7 – The Cannery Casino & Hotel presents T.G. Sheppard and Exile on Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. inside The Club. T.G. Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. That passion, combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment, has made him one of the most popular live performers in country music today. With a show full of chart-topping hits like “Last Cheater’s Waltz,” “I Loved ‘Em Every One” and “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,” it’s only natural that Sheppard has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. Click to Read The Full Story and for Ticket Info…

Embrace the Blues and Nothing But the Blues – House of Blues Las Vegas now presents “Nothing But The Blues” every Wednesday night inside Mandalay Bay. Each week, guests are invited to experience an evening of the blues in the intimate House of Blues concert venue. The weekly three-hour showcase will include notable blues artists, emerging talent and surprise musical guests. “Nothing But The Blues” offers the very music on which House of Blues built its foundation. House of Blues is at Mandalay Bay.

Boys Of Summer Are Warming Up! – With Spring approaching, baseball is soon to follow. The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook is already in mid-season form, with oddsmakers posting the first over/under regular season wins for each major league team. Patrons can either bet over or under these posted numbers. This bet gives guests “action” for the entire year and their team doesn’t even have to win the World Series. Leading the way are the New York Yankees at 96 1/2, Boston is posted at 90 1/2, St. Louis is 84 1/2, and Dodgers are 88 1/2. All the numbers and rules are posted at the SuperBook.

Horsing Around At The Imperial Palace Colt Visits Casino, Race Book Before Miniature Enthusiasts Meet – A horse is a horse, of course, of course. That is, of course, unless the horse is an American miniature. The 29th annual meeting of the American Miniature Horse Association recently met at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. AMHA is the world’s leading miniature horse registry with nearly 160,000 horses and more than 12,000 enthusiasts in 37 countries. Click to Read The Full Story …

20 Years And Still Going Italian – The Las Vegas Hilton‘s Andiamo restaurant, which features the peerless flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean coast, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Four of the original chefs are still with the restaurant, which showcases a unique exhibition kitchen. Andiamo is open 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (10:30 p.m. last seating). For reservations, call 702-732-5755.

Las Vegas, Nascar Cafe Announces Drivers Appearances – The NASCAR CafÚ at the Sahara Hotel and Casino will, once again, offer race fans an exciting line up of NASCAR Drivers during the 2007 race week. Mark Martin, Regan Smith, Matt Kenseth and Todd Kluever will hold separate autograph sessions on Thursday March 8, 2007 and Friday March 9, 2007. Click to Read The Full Story …

Gambling Talk: Playing Internet Tournaments — Part 4 — Real vs. Internet – with Victor H. Royer. Of course, if you are players such as myself, who has first learned to play poker in the real world, because at the time that we were so learning there not only weren’t any computers, but the world of the Internet had not even been conceived, sometimes it may be difficult for us to transition from the real world to that of the Internet. Fortunately, I am not that old as to be technologically challenged in this way, and I have actually found the world of technological innovations, and lately the world of Internet poker tournaments, to be exceptionally beneficial, interesting, entertaining, and actually quite profitable as well. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Mamma Mia! Las Vegas – the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA is now playing at the Mandalay Bay Theatre. A mother, a daughter, 3 possible dads and a trip down the aisle you will never forget! This hilarious show has dazzled over 10 million show-goers around the world and is now one of the biggest hits on the Strip.

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week: Lillie’s Noodle House at Golden Nugget – Lillie’s Noodle House fuses the sumptuous flavors of traditional Cantonese, Szechwan and Pan Asian Flair in a contemporary, yet casual ambiance. Step into an ultramodern scene and inhale the scintillating aroma of far East dishes. Achieve a striking balance between entertaining and authentic dining at Lillie’s at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas

  • Click To View Lillie’s Noodle House at Golden Nugget: Broadband (only)

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Reader Submitted Photo – Kathy Glober submitted this great photo of Excalibur Las Vegas:

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Hi, I wrote to you last year looking for Bobby Barrett, the Sinatra impersonator, but no on knew what had happened to him. I am planning another trip to Vegas and wondered if he is performing anywhere now that you know of. I would appreciate any info you might have. He sang to us on our wedding night and this trip is an anniversary. Thank You.Angela Giglio

Ted Responds:

Bobby played here for years and was a favorite of many. However, we have seen no word on his whereabouts. If anyone knows, please email us at

Hello,I am the Production Manager for “The Ultimate Poker Challenge” televised poker show. We are currently filming our third season here at Binion’s Hotel. (Previously we filmed at the Plaza Hotel). Visitors are welcome to come down anytime and sit in our audience. You can also register to play, just check the website for details.

We are televised internationally on WGN Superstations.

Thank you,

Rita Hawn
Production Manager

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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:

  • 2007

  • St. Patrick’s Day March 17 (Falls on a Saturday)
  • March Madness (NCAA Basketball Playoffs) March 15-18, March 22-25, Final Four March 31-April 2
  • Victoria Day (Canada) May 19-21 (3 day weekend)
  • Memorial Day May 26-28 (3 day weekend)
  • Mothers Day May 13
  • Fathers Day June 17
  • Independence Day July 4
  • Civic Holiday (Canada) August 6 (3 day weekend)
  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
  • Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada) September 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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