Access Vegas Insider Vibe – May 7, 2003

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This Issue: Ted Sherman’s Las Vegas Thoughts

Also In This Issue – May 7, 2003: Newkirk’s Notes, News Of Interest To Tourists
Shows | Headliners | Tours | Dining | Golf | Rental Cars | Airfare | Packages

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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! We realize that many of you didn’t get our last issue. If you have not heard from us in a while, click to check out our previous issue.

$100 for $30 Slot Play – Our ticket service said “Ted, AccessVegas.Com sells a lot of show tickets … what would it take to sell more”? I said “My readers are smart. You better toss in a hell of a value for them”! I wouldn’t let them skimp, and made sure they offered this with some of the most popular shows in town.

So for a limited time, when you book any of the following shows online through us, you will receive $100 in slot play at Casino Royale in the heart of The Strip (right across from The Mirage) for only $30 more (click a show): Blue Man Group, O – A Cirque Du Soleil Production, BRAVO Starring Charo, Folies Bergere, Jubilee, Splash, and V – The Ultimate Variety Show.

Book now as I can’t guarantee how long we can offer this, but everyone booking now gets to take advantage of it (even if your trip isn’t for a while). Don’t delay!

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Las Vegas News: Of Interest To Tourists

Aladdin – is in bankruptcy, but no need to worry about booking there. With a positive cash flow and very interested buyers (Planet Hollywood with Starwood Casinos have signed an offer to buy it), the Aladdin will be around for a long time.

Dolphin Birth At Mirage Dolphin Habitat – Duchess, one of 10 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at Siegfried & RoyÆs Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, gave birth to a male calf. The calf weighs approximately 30 pounds and is about three feet long. This is the fourth birth at The Mirage for Duchess, a Dolphin Habitat resident since it opened in October 1990. Read more (with photo) …

David Copperfield – is a must see show in your lifetime. Period. You can read our review and his Las Vegas schedule has been released for the rest of the year. 5/8-5/21 (right now), 6/12-6/25, 8/21-9/3 and 9/25-10/8. Click to buy tickets. You won’t be disappointed!

Treasure Island – is going to be officially renamed T.I. Yawn. On a more interesting note, they are hiring female dancers to spice up the free pirate battle out front. Another sharp nail in the death of “family friendly” Las Vegas.

Playboy Photo Search – for the 50’th Anniversary Playmate took place at Jillian’s Las Vegas two weeks ago, and we were there! Click for Playmate search info or to our Playmate search photo gallery.

Matt Lewis as Elvis In Legends – Are you lonesome tonight? Then get to the Imperial Palace and see Matt Lewis bring the charm and humility of a young “Elvis” to every Legends in Concert performance, while still exuding the electric excitement one would expect from the real Legend. Read More (with photo) …

Last Call With Carson Daly – filmed recently here at the Hard Rock. The episodes air May 9-22 in his regular late night time slot.

Epicurean Affair – Top chefs from Las VegasÆ finest restaurants will come together on Tuesday, June 17, at Caesars Palace to showcase their signature culinary cuisine and internationally-acclaimed wines at the 13th annual Epicurean Affair. The event is open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. poolside at Caesars Palace pool area. Read More …

Zumanity – The new adult (18 and over) Cirque Du Soleil show opens at the MGM at the end of July. It is billed as “a stunning exploration of the hidden forces behind desire, and a celebration of human diversity. In an intimate theatre, beautiful performers beguile the audience with a never-before-seen blend of fashion, art, music, dance, circus arts, personality and sensuality.” We’ll keep you posted as things shape up.

Las Vegas Online Store Open – Visit our AccessVegas.Com Store, where you can get that “Vegas Feeling” by ordering our great logo products. Shirts, cold weather wear (for when you can’t come warm up here), coffee cups, teddy bears … even sexy undies bring Las Vegas close to you! á

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Note from Editor Ted Newkirk: Ted Sherman (great first name!) is the man behind our new Senior’s Las Vegas email newsletter which launches next week. As a regular Las Vegas visitor, he’ll both give his thoughts and hints on enjoying the present day Las Vegas as well as remembrances from the past.
You don’t have to be a senior to sign up for or enjoy this newsletter, and the price is right: Free! Simply sign up at AccessVegas.Com (left hand middle of page) or email Ted directly. His contact info is below his piece.

Featured Story: Ted Sherman’s Las Vegas Thoughts

Cabbie Savvy – Many senior visitors gripe about Vegas taxis. Some cabbies use the long way from the airport to Strip hotels. They take the airport tunnel to I-15, and 20 long minutes later arrive at the hotel. The cabbies may tell you it avoids heavy street traffic, but instead of a $10 fare through non-highway streets, the cost can be $20+.So, when you hop a taxi at the airport, just say, “Hey, don’t use the tunnel”. Also be aware that the extra fee added to your bill is for leaving the airport into Vegas. Don’t be charged an extra fee for returning to the airport for departure.

Vegas cabbies don’t look forward to later this year. New links in the city’s monorail system will connect MGM to many hotels four miles along the Strip to the Sahara. As if taxi guys don’t have enough to worry about, there’s talk of extending the monorail to the airport.

Remember When – Dick Smothers recalls his first Las Vegas job with brother Tom…would you believe…40 years ago! Then in their early 20s, and having only performed for high school and college audiences, the Smothers Brothers weren’t sure their material was sophisticated enough for Las Vegas.They were the opening act for star Juliet Prowse at the Flamingo, and were an instant hit. To this day, after decades of award-winning TV and live performance success, they’ve never had to change their off-the-wall concepts of comedy and music.

Dick says knew he had become a star when Frank Sinatra introduced him to the audience during Frank’s performance at Caesar’s Palace. The Smothers Brothers, popular as ever, star at the Las Vegas Hilton May 6 through June 1, August 26 through September 14, and October 28 through November 16. Click for tickets or call toll free 800-696-5721.

Ted Sherman is a self-described active retiree who lives with his wife Marilyn in Tucson, Arizona. He visits Las Vegas about once a month (65 minutes by air on Southwest). He is an accomplished artist, responsible for the accompanying graphics. For comments or to sign up for his new Seniors Monthly Las Vegas newsletter, contact him at

NBA and NHL Playoff Tickets – The best seats (even for sold out games) are available to you! Can’t make it to Las Vegas and deserve to have some fun? Treat yourself to seats so close you can hear every nuance. Or just buy decent seats to a sold out game. Get a friend and enjoy the game! Click for Playoff Premium and Sold Out seating.

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Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

Senior Content Editor

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May 7, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770

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