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Hello From Las Vegas! Starting next week, we move to publishing this newsletter weekly, in the mid-week to help get you through those mid-week blues at work.
Amy Raynor-Cooley is stepping into the position of doing all the newsletter prep and editing (she already has been playing a significant roll) and Mark Jacobs (yes, that is his name… no relation to the Marc Jacobs stores) is taking over sifting through the huge amounts of news sources we monitor and link to each week so we bring you just the news of interests to tourists or people with second homes here.
I’m not going anywhere! I’ll still be the last person to touch the newsletter before it goes out, be doing final edits (seeing how many typos I can slip in), and have Newkirk’s Notes.
I’ll also be supervising a significant expansion in the content of Access Vegas, a couple of brand extensions, working more closely with the hotel/resort properties to bring you more deals and contests/giveaway (yeah)! Plus, I really want to get back to the podcast. That was a lot of fun. So… as the saying goes: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
Capozzoli’s burned down. Who, what? Capozzoli’s was a legendary Italian restaurant near The Strip on Desert Inn and a hang-out for the who’s who of wise guys and “wanna be” wise guys over the years. You could walk in there at 4 in the morning and get an incredible, full meal with great food and service back in the day.
The past decade often saw Tom Jones (with friend Cook E. Jarr) in there dining, drinking, and crooning with the house band until sunrise. Here’s the story (includes streaming video): Long-time Italian restaurant Capozzoli’s burns to the ground
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HBO & AEG Live’s Third Annual The Comedy Festival At Caesars Palace, November 14-17 – “The third time is definitely the charm for us,” said Bob Crestani, CEO of The Comedy Festival. “With Chris, Jerry and Ellen’s Variety Show headlining The Colosseum, rising stars such as John Oliver, Zach Galifianakis and Nick Swardson playing our showrooms, the irreverence of folks like the Kims of Comedy, Eddie Izzard and our Broadband Theatre and all the excitement and surprises in the free Festival Village, we’re definitely a can’t-miss-event on the Vegas calendar.” Click to read details or purchase event tickets below:
HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival Tickets:
Harmon Theatre At Krave — South Side Of Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops – J.R. Johns presents “Doggone Silly” – Show time: 3 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday Doors open 2 p.m. Ticket prices: $30 child, $40 seniors, $50 adults plus tax and service fee www.doggonesilly.com Box Office phone number: 702.836.0836.
Fright Dome Invades Circus Circus Until October 31 – Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus. Drop Demons are the latest addition to the already horrifying experience known as Fright Dome, ranked 4th Scariest Haunted Attraction in the country by AOL. Multiple Drop Demons will unexpectedly fall from the sky and torment passers by. Dressed in professionally designed costumes and intricate masks as they descend from the ceiling, these flights of horror will induce blood curdling screams from all that they encounter. Click to Read The Full Story …
Don Rickles Appears For Final Engagement At Golden Nugget – Legendary Don Rickles, who has starred in Las Vegas theaters longer than any other performer in the history of the resort city, will take the stage for his final performances of the year in The Showroom (Tickets) at the Golden Nugget, Oct. 5-7. The much-honored comedian will conclude his 48th consecutive year as a Las Vegas Strip headliner when he appears for this third and final engagement of 2007. Click to Read The Full Story …
Clark County Says Pedestrians Are Safe On The Strip – Clark County says pedestrians on the Strip are safe after Wednesday’s crash that injured 15 people at Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon. It says accidents are rare because traffic moves so slowly on the boulevard, so most pedestrians are not in danger. Click to Read The Full Story …
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Reader Submitted Photos: Dean Martin impressionist Art Poco sent this photo:
Ray Livosi as Frank Sinatra and Art Poco as Dean Martin toast the town… Or are they the toast of the town? Anyhow, they’ve been up all night after performing their act, “Frank & Dean – Together Again”.
First, I think you have a great news letter.
I just finished reading this weeks news and saw an article about a strike. When is this suppose to happen? I have reservations for Main Street next month.
Thank you a response,
Odds of a strike are slim to none. We have not had a major strike since the Frontier Strike of the early 90’s. Most Strip resorts have already signed new contracts and it is expected that every property will come to a new labor agreement.
If you do have some concern (anything can happen), you may want to cancel. However… consider that someone is always talking of striking. Airline people, you name it. The odds of it affecting one particular person’s vacation anywhere are minimal. Employees prefer to keep working until a new accord is reached.
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- 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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