Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 7, 2006

In This Issue: $20.5 Million Jackpot Won, Maxim Las Vegas, Fireworks, Blue Man Group, American Idol Hopeful Joins V, Titanic Sails Again, Where Are The Hot Slots, MGM Grand Photos, more ….

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Hello From Las Vegas! A very lucky lady won the latest Megabucks jackpot and is now over $20 million richer. I donated a few dollars myself to that pile of cash by playing a little as the number rose … but without the same luck. Oh well .. .there is always next time!

Maxim Hotel and Casino? You’ve probably heard that the men’s magazine Maxim (along with partners) are going to spend $1.2 billion to build a hotel-condo just north of Circus Circus but they don’t plan to open until 2010. In this week’s streaming broadcast/podcast I’ll tell you what is wrong with this picture plus all the other hot news:

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July 4 Fireworks On The Strip? – The Stratosphere has announced they will again be shooting fireworks off for the Independence Day holiday. However, July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, so they are doing it on July 2, 2006. If you can scam Monday off of work, join us all in Las Vegas for a fireworks fantastic four day weekend!

Enjoy This Issue!

Retired Woman Wins $20.5 Million Megabucks Jackpot At The Cannery – A 64-year-old Las Vegas retiree won a Megabucks slot jackpot worth $20,519,025 today at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas. It was the second Megabucks winner the Cannery has had in the last nine months. Elmer Sherwin won his second Megabucks jackpot — the only person ever to win it twice — at the Cannery in September 2005. Click to Read Full Story …

Blue Man Group at Venetian Las Vegas

Reviewed May 2006
by Nancy Hruska

blue man group venetian las vegas hotels showsWhy are the people in the front row wearing plastic covering over their clothes? Why is there an oversized DNA strand on stage? What are those brass figures in each corner of the showroom? These peculiar embellishments aren’t often found in top of the line Vegas entertainment so curiosity is peaked by even the most sedated audience members.

Far before the world renowned Blue Man Group show’s curtain slides, those waiting for God only knows what, share the same questioning cocked head…what in the world?…what on earth are they going to do with that? And this disorientation, this vacation from the norm, is exactly what the show celebrates: curiosity, experimentation, and the human condition. These three endearing blue men explore the world through witty comical and even thoughtful outbursts that can’t help but capture the hearts of everyone. Click to Read Complete Review

Siegfried & Roy To Be Honored At Golden Rainbow’s 20th Annual “Ribbon Of Life” Production Show – For the past 20 years, the entertainment community has rallied to Golden Rainbow’s mission of supporting Las Vegans with and affected by HIV/AIDS. In that time, two entertainers have donated more of their time and money in support of Golden Rainbow û the legendary Siegfried & Roy. Click to Read The Full Story …

“American Idol” Hopeful Trenyce Becomes Idolized In Las Vegas With A Headlining Role In “V” – Trenyce, Season 2 Finalist, Signs Multi-Week Engagement To Star In “V” The Ultimate Variety Show. Trenyce leaves no doubt she is ready to take on Las Vegas in one of the most popular productions in the city. The extremely gifted vocalist and “American Idol” finalist, will open as the headliner in “V” the Ultimate Variety Show on Tuesday, May 23rd. Trenyce was a second season finalist on Fox’s smash hit “American Idol” in 2003. She placed in the top five along side Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. She is the first “American Idol” finalist to emerge as a headliner in a major Las Vegas production. Click to Read The Full Story …

Tao Las Vegas Wins Accolades at the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association Awards – Nightclub and Bistro Awarded “Best Nightclub” and “Best Fusion Restaurant.” Tao, Las Vegas’ most sought-after nightclub and dining venue, won awards for “Best Nightclub” and “Best Fusion Restaurant” in Las Vegas from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA). The winners are chosen by the 100 members of the SNHCA, representing more than 40,000 hotel rooms and 19 properties. Members take into consideration when voting the quality of the cuisine, the service standards of the staff, the ambiance and the overall working relationship and level of support that each Concierge has experienced. Click to Read The Full Story …

I Say Soccer, You Say Futbol, Let’s Call The Whole Thing On! – World Cup Soccer (Futbol), the most prestigious sporting event in the world, begins Friday, June 9. Thirty two teams that have survived qualifying will compete for the world title in Germany. The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook is ready, with odds available to win the title, each group, and each individual game and total now on its wagering boards. Because of the time difference, most games will be played early in the morning (Pacific Time) and each one will be on the big screens in the Hilton SuperBook. Some of the favorites include defending champion Brazil at 9-4, the host country, Germany, at 6-1, the popular Mexican national team, 25-1, and the USA a hefty 30-1. The final game will be played Sunday, July 9 in Berlin.

A Ship Notorious For Never Completing Her Maiden Voyage Sets Sail A Third Time For Las Vegas – The Tropicana Resort & Casino Is Pleased To Bring Back Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition For A Limited Engagement. Due to its tremendous previous success, the Tropicana Resort & Casino is pleased to announce the return of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opening May 26 for a limited engagement. The Exhibition has been re-designed for Las Vegas with a focus on her compelling human stories as best told through more than 300 new artifacts and more extensive room re-creations. Click to Read The Full Story …

Would You Like Something In A Manilow? – The expanded Manilow retail store at the Las Vegas Hilton debuted last Saturday, with Barry himself joining the staff at 6 p.m. for a champagne toast and a meet and greet. Barry also posed for photos. The expanded store offers (in addition to the previously popular items such as Barry bobble heads and Manilow calendars and towels) the new M Line of fragrances, which includes a womanÆs perfume, unisex cologne, and candles for the home. The fresh M Line will also introduce a new section for M Line Wine, which will include Cabernet, Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio wines as well as glassware, wine chocolates and accessories. And just in case fans still want more, the M Line will bring in to the Manilow Store a number of new pieces of jewelry. Barry Manilow Tickets

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 …

Miracle Mile Shops Unveiled As New Name For The Shops In Desert Passage – Renovation Plans Include Modernized Interior And Exterior; Additional Brand-Name Retailers. It’s a new name and a new look for The Shops in Desert Passage at the Aladdin. Boulevard Invest, the joint venture of Tri Star Capital and RFR Holding, and owners of The Shops in Desert Passage, revealed the shopping center’s re-branding as the Miracle Mile Shops in conjunction with the previously announced exterior and interior reconstruction throughout the center. The renovation is expected to be completed in 2007. Click to Read The Full Story …

Lisa Loeb Computer Wallpaper – No … Lisa Loeb isn’t the latest signing a mega-deal to perform regularly on the Las Vegas Strip. But she is performing July 3, 2006 at a poolside concert at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Tickets are $25 plus tax and can be purchased by phone at 702-636-7075. To commemorate the event, Lisa Loeb fans (or anybody who simply thinks she is cute) are welcome to click and download Lisa Loeb Computer Wallpaper

Gambling Talk: Where Are The Hot Slots? – with Victor H. Royer. I have written 18 books on casino games and gaming, and over the past 20 years have written hundreds of various magazine articles. The question I am asked more often than any other is that one: So, where are the hot slots? In order to find the really HOT slots, you must first learn a few things about the slot machines that you will find in these casinos. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – New Year’s Eve 1994 TV News Recap (Historical Video) See what Las Vegas New Years looked like in the mid-90’s from the perspective of local Las Vegas TV news stations. How times have changed! New Year’s Eve 1994 TV News Recap Video: Broadband

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: MGM Grand – When you arrive at the MGM Grand, you will be immediately struck by the hotel’s splendor, as well as the pulsation of the Vegas strip. Not only is the MGM Grand located on the strip. It is on one of the famous four corners, probably the most exciting intersection in the world. When you’ve been awed by the splendor of the MGM Grand, you will discover the finest gaming, shopping, dining, and entertainment within a short distance of your hotel room.

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