In This Issue: American Storm Giveaway, Boardwalk Implosion, Hard Rock Sold, Weather To Hit 100, New Local Directory, Country Music Awards Coming, New Lance Burton Show, Cool Indoor Attractions, more ….
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Hello From Las Vegas! A couple of regular features are missing this week due to staff vacations, weddings (congrats to our writer Nancy Hruska who just tied the knot) and similar, but this is still jammed with stuff you need to know. In addition, we had our biggest streaming broadcast ever (scroll down for links) because so much is happening in Las Vegas!
The weather is in the 90’s and is scheduled to hit 100 degrees during much of this coming week with lows in the 70’s (F). The next time we’ll feel anything remotely resembling cool weather here in Las Vegas (anything under 70 degrees at any time of the day or night) won’t be until sometime in September. Pack your swimsuit and your shorts and leave the coats and even windbreakers at home.
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Local Directory – We have just launched Local.AccessVegas.com local directory from Las Vegas. What makes ours different? Most online “yellow pages” directories for Las Vegas are run by out-of-state companies. We are here in Las Vegas and have the opportunity to modify the directory to make it helpful both to the locals and those of you visiting.
#1 Tip For Using Local.AccessVegas.com: Search by zip code (replace the default Las Vegas, NV in the search box with a zip code). Las Vegas has almost 2 million residents and it usually takes an hour (or more) to drive all the way across the valley. The key to local search is finding businesses in your neighborhood (or near your hotel).
Visitors, if you might need to find a local business like Kinkos, bakery, florist, bank or any other business that you might need on your visit, search by the zip code that relates to where you are staying: If staying on The Strip, use zip 89109 (The Strip) and 89119 (the business district closest to The Strip). If staying downtown, use zip 89101.
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Boardwalk Hotel-Casino Comes Tumbling Down – The 16 story Boardwalk Hotel-Casino came tumbling at 2:30 Tuesday morning. The building was imploded in order to make way for the construction of Project CityCenter. The implosion made use of 170 pounds of explosives placed in 977 strategic locations throughout the building on the ground, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, and 12th floors. Click to Read The Full Story including Streaming Video …Country Music & Television Superstar Reba McEntire To Host 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards – The Academy of Country Music announced the return of Reba McEntire as host of the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Biggest Party of the Year. The event, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on CBS. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …
If You’ve Seen Lance Burton – New Wonders Await! Three Years And $3 Million Later “Master Magician” Show Is Bigger And Better Than Ever. June 21st, 2006 marks the 10th anniversary for Lance Burton’s dream magic show at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino which is widely regarded by people coming from the four corners of the world as the best magic show that can be found bar none. After performing for a decade in the Lance Burton Theatre which is reminiscent of West End London theatres its been acclaimed to have revolutionized Las Vegas entertainment from the old-fashioned showrooms that were designed for dinner shows to traditional high-end comfortable classy theatres. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …
Hard Rock casino sold for $770 million – After a lot of speculation, The Hard Rock Hotel is getting a new owner. The price tag: more than $700 million. The buyer is Morgans Hotel Group, a company that has upscale properties in New York, and Miami. Hard Rock owner Peter Morton announced the sale Thursday of the property for $770 million. Morton himself will pocket most of that money. Click to Read The Full Story including Streaming Video …
Eleanor For Sale at The Auto Collections – Muscle Mustang Starred in ‘Gone in Sixty Seconds’ Movie – She’s fast, fun and fabulous. She’s Eleanor. And she’s for sale. Eleanor returns to The Auto Collections at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15. Click to Read The Full Story …
Rascal Flatts Brings “Me And My Gang Tour” To Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 15 – Multi-platinum country sensation Rascal Flatts will launch the second leg of their “Me and My Gang Tour” in May and will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. More than 160,000 fans attended the first portion of this 20-city tour. Gary Allan is scheduled to open the evening’s performance. Rascal Flatts’ highly anticipated new album, Me And My Gang, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen’s Soundscan Top 200 album chart and the country album chart, making it the highest-selling CD across all genres. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …
Beat the Outside Heat with Cool Indoor Attractions – Enjoy the Las Vegas summer without getting scorched by the heat. While the sun is beating down outside, guests can scream with excitement at the Circus Circus Adventuredome, cooled to a constant 72 degrees and featuring more than 23 thrill rides. Or come face to face with the world’s most feared predators in Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. How about spending some time in the IMAX Theater at Luxor featuring the highly acclaimed Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3-D, produced and narrated by Tom Hanks?
If nature calls your name, check out The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio, where a historic banyan tree, which served as a famous Palm Beach, Fla. landmark for more than 100 years has become the focus of the conservatory for 2006. Maybe art is more up your alley? The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the world’s most influential artists. Perhaps a visit to the wild kingdom? The Lion Habitat at MGM Grand and Siegfried & Roy’s Royal White Tigers at The Mirage provide guests with an up-close view of the king of beasts.
Wise Guide – History of Las Vegas boasts large cast of colorful — and dangerous — mobsters. Both the beginning and end of the mob’s famed influence in Las Vegas are marked by anniversaries this year. It has been 60 years since Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened the Flamingo, and 25 since Tony Spilotro’s Hole in the Wall Gang was busted during a burglary, the domino that would eventually topple the last organized-crime regime to rule the Strip. See a map of these famous Vegas mob landmarks and read the entire story …
VH1 Classic & Live Nation Present A Summer Of Rock When Def Leppard And Journey Visit The Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Aug. 18 – VH1 Classic and Live Nation are joining forces to bring one of the most high-energy, rockin’ summer tours to Las Vegas when rock legend bands Def Leppard and Journey perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Aug. 18. Click to Read The Full Story or Purchase Tickets …
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