Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 27, 2002

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This Issue: Air Play Free Tropicana Show

Also In This Issue – November 27, 2002: Newkirk’s Notes, Las Vegas Tourist News, Mt. Charleston Tour, Badlands Golf Course

Shows | Headliners | Tours | Dining | Golf | Rental Cars | Airfare | Packages


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

Hello from Las Vegas! Thanksgiving (U.S.) is upon us and I am delighted to have my family in town but if you can’t be with family, Las Vegas is a great place to be. Cooler fall weather is here, but the action continues to be hot indoors.

Las Vegas News: Of Interest To Tourists

Hawaii Resident Wins $4.3 million – People keep leaving Las Vegas millionaires! A Honolulu woman has become Las Vegas’ newest millionaire hitting a $4,334,923 jackpot at the Fremont Hotel & Casino. According to witnesses, the woman who was playing a 25-cent denomination reel was celebrating her birthday. Click for full story.

Thanksgiving – is this week in the United States. Many gather with family and friends … and then head off to Las Vegas for a four day weekend. Others just head here for the holiday. If headed here and worried about getting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, don’t fret. Almost every hotel restaurant from the buffet and coffee shops to the fine dining rooms serve up a traditional seasonal feast.

New Year’s Eve – is going to be huge again this year. Confirmed. Eight minutes of fireworks from the top to bottom of The Strip! Local KLAS TV has an online video story about this year’s events. Not sure if it is worth it? Don’t know what it is like, how to get a good room (they are going fast), and what inside tips to make it the most fun night of your life? We are veterans of this “party of a lifetime” and have have the entire scoop plus tons of photos and streaming video at New Year’s Eve Las Vegas.

NFR – National Finals Rodeo hits town again this year from December 6-15. If you are country, like country music, or even just like to wear a cowboy hat, this is your time of year to be in town. The lounge bands are kicked out of town for country acts, and it is hard to spot anyone not in country garb. Plus, you can’t miss the famous Cowboy Christmas Gift Show.

You don’t need to have rodeo tickets to come enjoy Las Vegas country-style. Plenty pack the town just for the atmosphere. Almost every hotel shows the rodeo on the big screens and has bourbon and Coors Light specials. We’ll be out at various events filming and photographing for everyone who can’t make it. More next week.

2002 Billboard Music Awards – Ever wanted to go to a big awards show? Many of today’s best musicians and entertainers will present and perform during The 2002 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Scheduled performances may include Avril Lavigne, Creed, Faith Hill, Justin Timberlake, Nelly and the St. Lunatics, Kelly Clarkson and Puddle of Mud. Scheduled presenters at this year’s event may include JC Chasez, Justin Guarini from the American Idol television series, LL Cool J, Master P and Lil’ Romeo, Nick Carter and Snoop Dogg. Tickets and details – click here.

Palms “Skin” Lounge Screensaver – The second in our series of Las Vegas screensavers and computer wallpaper is available and (as always) at no charge. If it is getting cold where you live, warm up with images of the infamous Palms Resort pool lounge from last summer. Head to our photo gallery and click on the Palms Pool Lounge link under Screensavers/Wallpaper.

NHL Hockey Wednesday Viewing Parties – Visits by the Miller Girls and 99ó Miller Genuine Drafts at the Sports Bar (no cover charge) starting at 5 p.m., make the parties both “hot” and “cool,” as fans also get chances to win great weekly give-aways from Pepsi, Miller Beer and the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Enter your name for fantastic end-of-the-season prizes, then relax in the Sports Lounge and enjoy all the hard-hitting NHL action on big screen TVs. More details – click here.

Calendar For Charity – Now is the time to get a 2003 Las Vegas calendar and help a good cause. These are the same high quality Las Vegas calendars you find in hotels and gift shops at or below the gift shop price with all proceeds going to charity. See the beautiful photos and purchase info atá 2003 Las Vegas Calendar.

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Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours

Featured Review: Air Play Free Tropicana Show

People always want to know about the free attractions here in Las Vegas, and The Tropicana just added a great new free show. “Air Play” is actually performed on a stage in the middle of the casino, surrounded by slot machines, under the famed Tiffany glass ceiling.Air Play features music, dancing, acrobats, high flying performers and other specialty acts that are all worth a look. Franco Deliz and Chariday Sullivan LaFontaine host the show. Deliz has film and other acting credits while LaFontaine has appeared in Midnight Fantasy (Luxor) and two seasons as an Atlanta Hawks dancer.

Click Here To Read The Rest Of This Review

Featured Tour: Mount Charleston Tour

Mount Charleston Tour – Mt. Charleston is extraordinary any time of year, with each season unveiling its own unique grandeur. This exciting tour takes you through the Toiyabe National Forest, into a majestic alpine setting. Views of the jagged, towering cliffs, encompassed by the fir, spruce and aspen trees make this landscape simply gorgeous.

Additional Tours Including Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, City, Scenic, National Parks, and Adventure

Featured Golf Course: Badlands Golf Club

Badlands Golf Club – Badlands Golf Club is the epitome of a target desert golf course set amid the natural desert habitat. With four sets of tees to choose from, the golf course offers an exciting challenge to the casual golfer as well as the experienced player. Designed by Johnny Miller with consultation from Chi Chi Rodriguez, the course features spectacular terrain and breathtaking views.

Additional Las Vegas Golf Courses and Golf Vacations

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All contents copyright 2002 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
November 27, 2002 ISSN: 1529-2770

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