In This Issue: Miss America, Win Lance Burton Tickets, Hairspray Arrives, “Tip Of The Week” Contest, Superbowl Parties, Classic Implosion Video, Zumanity Photos, Reader Rants, Insider Vibe Broadcast/Podcast, more ….
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Hello From Las Vegas! Running a little late this week, always so much happening in Las Vegas! Couple of great giveaways and contests this issue, with more to come. Stay subscribed for your chance to win tickets to American Storm, Clint Holmes, and some great Vegas books as well. Just the tip of the iceberg to thank you for reading and listening!
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Miss America 2006 – was crowned last weekend and we congratulate Miss Oklahoma Jennifer Berry (pictured center – and at first glance, you thought that this was a picture of the cocktail waitresses at Venetian or Mandalay Bay)! After years of declining ratings and interest, the move to Las Vegas spiced up the show and was a huge success. This city embraced the pageant 100% and we hope to have them all back in 2007!
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Win Lance Burton Tickets! – From sleight-of-hand tricks to grand illusions, suspending disbelief is Lance Burton’s forte. The world champion magician, who headlines at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas, immerses audiences in his world – a world where gloves turn to doves and burning candles appear in his hands. Nationally recognized as one of the world’s greatest prestidigitators.
Two (2) winners will be chosen at random to receive 4 complimentary tickets to see Lance Burton at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas. Tickets are valid between February 20, 2006 and March 31, 2006.
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A Night in Broadway Style – Help your love let their hair down, go back in time and dance the night away! Hairspray, Broadway’s musical comedy phenomenon, begins its multi-year engagement at Luxor Las Vegas featuring legendary Broadway stars Harvey Fierstein and Dick Latessa. Preview performances begin February 6 with the regular performance schedule starting February 17, making it a perfect Valentine’s gift. The fantastically fun musical opened on Broadway in August 2002 to rave reviews, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
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Las Vegas “Tip Of The Week” Contest – Did you catch our “Tip Of The Week Contest” that we introduced January 14’th (two weeks ago) at Radio @ AccessVegas.com? If not, you still have until the end of the month to enter! Simply listen and find out how to win! Radio @ AccessVegas.com Streaming Broadcast: Broadband or Dial Up
Miss Oklahoma Wins The 2006 Miss America Competition In Las Vegas – Miss Oklahoma Jennifer Berry was crowned Miss America 2006 at The Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Her walk across the stage marked her first steps on a journey that will take her from spotlight to spotlight, coast to coast, traveling approximately 20,000 miles each month during her upcoming year of service.
Jennifer Berry, 22, a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a student at the University of Oklahoma. She is majoring in elementary education. With the title, Berry won a $30,000 scholarship to continue her education. She was crowned Miss America during the final competition, which aired live from Las Vegas on CMT. Berry performed ballet en pointe as her talent selection for the evening. Click to read full story …
Superbowl Parties – The N.F.L. (No Fun League) has outlawed the type of Superbowl parties thrown by Las Vegas in years gone by. Casinos used to set up multiple huge screens in a convention room, charge one door fee for all-you-can-eat-and-drink plus huge prize giveaways, the Miller/Bud/Coors girls … you get the idea. The N.F.L. has determined that charging admission to see the game in any form (even if the fee is to cover party essentials) is not legal, and has banned hotels from doing so.
However, with legal betting, Superbowl Sunday is the biggest sporting day of the year here and every hotel and bar shows the game on every screen in the place. In fact, many set up special screens in the gaming areas so you can roll the dice while you root on your team (or the team you bet on). Next week, we should have some details on specific events (game specials, etc.) various hotels may be having.
Rainbow Bar & Grill Unveils Famous Familiar Faces – Star-struck fans will enjoy dining next to rock n’ roll legends next time they visit the Rainbow Bar & Grill. For weeks, patrons have wondered what was lurking under the black curtain behind the main bar in the popular rock n’ roll restaurant. After working with designers from Las Vegas-based RECRE-ART, the likenesses of Ozzy Osbourne, Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash (pictured), Jimi Hendrix and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler have emerged from the wall. Click to read full story …
Gambling Talk: Poker: The Man With No Tells – with Victor H. Royer. He’s a legend, quietly going about his poker career with little or no fanfare. He has never been noted by the media and never written about, yet he is as famous in poker circles as any champion. Perhaps this is because he has never played in any tournament. That is his choice. He is an extremely private man, and shies away from public exposure. He is quiet and unassuming. He plays his game and says little. He is a consummate professional and a thorough gentlemen, well respected and liked by all who know him. His game is high-stakes hold-em, and sometimes seven-stud … Click to continue reading The Man With No Tells
Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Aladdin Implosion. . With so many announced and pending changes (Boardwalk closing, Tropicana getting close to a huge make-over, Castaways/Showboat imploded), we thought it would be fun to look back at the implosion of the original Aladdin. As you may know, the new Aladdin never performed up to expectations, and is in the middle of a major make-over and conversion to Planet Hollywood. Click To Watch: The Implosion of The Aladdin Hotel
Vegas Photo Set Of The Week – Check out the fantastic photos of Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil, a show for lovers, would-be lovers, and anyone whose imagination has ever been sparked by the idea of love. The international cast, consisting of 50 eclectic and flirtatious performers and musicians awaken primal urges to a new form of eroticism blending movement, style, acrobatics, uninhibited costumes and beautiful bodies with the sensual caress of the human voice and insistent pulse of exotic rhythms.
Zumanity Tickets or call 800-696-5721
Vegas Book Of The Week – Back in the day when gangsters ran Las Vegas, this was the surest bet in town: mention Frank Sinatra in the same breath with the mob and nasty things happened to knee caps. Friends of Frank likely won’t be happy to hear that entertainment icon Jerry Lewis is going public about Ol’ Blue Eyes’ wiseguy ties. Sinatra, who went to his grave denying any mafia association, was a mob courier, Lewis says in the new book “Sinatra: The Life.” Read full story …
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Las Vegas Real Estate – Our new real estate experts will help guide you through the tricky Las Vegas real estate markets. Cotti.Chaney and Associates was founded in early 2005 by former top Pulte Homes Sales Associates Chris Chaney and Frank “Cotti” Endellicate, and Las Vegas residential real estate specialist Lenny Endellicate. Having a unique view on the ever changing Las Vegas market through the eyes of one of the largest builders in the nation, Pulte/Del Webb, they make a tremendous impact on how real estate transactions should be performed in Las Vegas. Read this week’s article 10 Biggest Selling Myths Uncovered
Readers Rants and Raves – Great reader questions and comments from our Access Vegas Message Boards. Help someone out or post your own question!
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:
- Chinese New Year January 27-29
- Superbowl Weekend February 3-5
- Valentines Day February 14
- Presidents Day February 17-20 (3 day weekend)
- Mother’s Day May 12-14
- Memorial Day May 26-29 (3 day weekend)
- Father’s Day June 16-18
- Independence Day June 30 – July 4 (4 day weekend)
- Labor Day September 1-4 (3 day weekend)
- Grandparents Day September 8-10
- Columbus Day October 6-9 (3 day weekend)
- Halloween October 31
- Veterans Day November 10-12 (3 day weekend – Friday off)
- Thanksgiving >November 23-26 (4 day weekend)
- Christmas December 22-25 (3 day weekend – Christmas on Monday)
- New Year’s Eve/Day December 29 – January 1 (3 day weekend – New Years on Monday)
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