Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 23, 2006

In This Issue: Paris Hilton Release Party, Cirque Does Elvis, Z’Tejas Summerlin, Folies Bergere Juggler, Mac King To Stay, Football Betting Starts, BikeFest, Monte Carlo Photos, Sands Implosion Video, more…

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Sorry we are running late this week! We had a couple of technical glitches, but our excellent staff (especially Amy) saved the day. Although this issue is dated for last week, the news is 100% up to date as we post it.

Quick follow-up on the cabbie topic we’ve been discussing the past few weeks. You DO have a right to dictate your route to a cab driver, according to a recent article: In It For The Long Haul – Passengers have right to dictate routes to cabbies. Don’t feel bad about telling them to keep you out of the tunnel! (New Readers: Note our August 16, 2006 and August 2, 2006 issues).

While monorail rider numbers plummet and the double-decker “Deuce” buses on The Strip proving very popular, the latest talk is to wipe out the beautiful median running down the middle of The Strip and make it a bus lane: Officials: Monorail, bus can share Strip – ‘Plenty of riders to go around,’ RTC says. I moved here back when the strip median was just raised concrete just like any other major boulevard anywhere else, and the grass and palm trees are much nicer. However… if you come to town and can’t even move up an down The Strip to enjoy it all, we’ve gotta do something.

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Cirque Du Soleil Announces The Return Of Elvis To Las Vegas At MGM Mirage’s Project Citycenter – Elvis Presley Show Expected To Open November 2009 – Elvis Presley Enterprises and Cirque du Soleil have reached an agreement with MGM MIRAGE to create a permanent Elvis Presley show at the CityCenter hotel/casino, under construction in Las Vegas. The show is expected to open with the hotel in November 2009. The deal marks the return of Elvis to Las Vegas, the site of some of the most remarkable performances of his illustrious career. Click to Read The Full Story …Comic Juggler Michael Holly Appearing In Folies Bergere At The Tropicana – Talented juggler / comedian, Michael Holly, appears as the variety act in the world renowned production show, “Folies Bergere,” at the Tropicana Resort & Casino through January 2, 2007. Michael Holly is one of the funniest entertainers on the Las Vegas Strip and now he brings his quick wit and juggling talent to the Tiffany Theatre stage as part of a 10-minute variety act in “Folies Bergere.” Holly has been a Las Vegas highlight for several years, even voted best specialty act in Las Vegas by Casino Player magazine. Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …Z’ Tejas Southwestern In Summerlin – Texas style southwestern food is what Z’ Tejas promises and boy do they deliver! From their suburban location in Summerlin, the spacious restaurant boasts some of the best south of the border appetizers and mouth watering tequila drinks. A happy hour favorite for many locals, the specials run from 3pm until close in the bar. Click to Read The Full Review …

Paris Hilton Celebrates On Las Vegas Strip at Beacher’s Rockhouse Block Party And Pure Nightclub – Actress, Model And Now Pop Singer, Paris Hilton Releases Debut CD – What: Paris Hilton celebrates the release of her debut album Paris featuring the hit single “Stars are Blind” at the grand opening of BEACHER’S ROCKHOUSE followed by an after-party at Pure Nightclub û the club E! Entertainment named the nation’s “hippest hotspot.” Click to Read The Full Story …

Comedian Magician Mac King Extends His Run at Harrah’s Las Vegas For Five More Years – Las Vegas headliner Mac King announces “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” has been extended for five more years center-Strip at Harrah’s Las Vegas. “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” has delivered non-stop laughs and dazzling magic to audiences of all ages at Harrah’s Las Vegas since 2000. “I’m pleased to extend my great run at Harrah’s for five more years,” said Mac King. “To be able to continue performing at this amazing venue and make people laugh every day is a great feeling.” Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …

Rooms With A NewThe Las Vegas Hilton, known internationally as a traditional property, has retained its classic look while simultaneously transforming itself into a contemporary resort, spending more than $40 million dollars in construction and renovation projects. The 3,000 rooms and suites of the Las Vegas Hilton are undergoing a transformation as well, starting with 923 that will feature luxurious beds, flat-screen monitors, internet access, and high-end amenities.

Stratosphere and Arizona Charlie’s To Feature Outstanding NFL and College Football Betting Values – 10 For 10 Pays 900 For 1 On Ties Win Parlay Card – The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas will offer the best “Ties Win Parlay Card” along with excellent betting values for NFL and college football bettors. “Football bettors have learned that they can find the best teaser cards at one of our four properties, but this year we have raised the bar for the competition with the absolute best ’10 Team Ties Win Parlay Card’ at 900 for 1,” said Robert Jaynes, director of race and sports book for the American Casino & Entertainment Properties. Click to Read The Full Story …

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Dive Into A Spectacular Show And Help Save The Coral Reefs – Nevada Ballet Theatre Dancers Lend Support To Coral Reef Project – A group of top-tier Nevada dancers and artists are making a huge splash at The Chameleon Studios on September 26 to draw attention to coral reefs around the world that are being destroyed by pollution and over fishing. In an event called the INHABITANTS Project, dancers and musical artists from Celine Dion and Franco Dragone’s “A New Day” show in Las Vegas, as well as dancers from the Nevada Ballet Theatre, will use music and movement to deliver a compelling message about the importance of coral reefs to our ecosystem and to our daily lives. Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …

Hogs & Heifers to Play Host to BikeFest 2006 Festivities – Join The Popular Downtown Bar For BBQs, Live Music And Hogs’ Famous Wheel of Luck September 14-17 During BikeFest! – From the no-holds-barred team that brought locals and visitors alike such events as Blues, Brews and Bar BQs, Roller Derby Weddings and Hog Wild for Kids, comes supporting BikeFest carousing Hogs style! Be prepared for days full of live music, barbeques, bikes and of course… a little debauchery with the Hogs bartenders at the helm. BikeFest begins September 14th and as a main sponsor Hogs & Heifers, everyone’s favorite downtown bar, will be offering four days of celebration in typical Hogs fashion. Click to Read The Full Story… or Click For 2005 Bikefest Photos (PG-13)

Give It That ‘Ole College Try – The Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook released its ever popular college wagers including College Games of the Year, and their College Over/Under Regular Season Wins. Games of the year consist of more than 80 marquee match-ups throughout the regular season. Some of the games that have already drew some interest include Ohio St. -1 @ Texas on September 9th, Georgia vs. Florida -4 ¢ on October 28th, and Notre Dame at USC -2 on November 25th. Also posted are the over/under regular season wins for 28 of the top programs in the nation. These include Texas at 9 ¢, Notre Dame at 10 ¢, USC at 9 ¢, and Michigan at 9. The SuperBook always provides the current odds and rules.

The Soprano’s Wish Mayor Oscar Goodman A Happy Birthday – “The Boys” including Tony dropped by Mayor Oscar Goodman’s office at City Hall to wish him a Happy Birthday! “The Sopranos Last Supper” cast roasted him in June at the National Conference of Mayors and decided it was time to check up on him for his birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …

Gambling Talk: My Rich Uncle Video Slots – with Victor H. Royer. In keeping with the “let’s get rich” theme, here is another great game from IGT, in which you can become one of the people who “inherits” a fortune from your rich uncle. This is a five reel 9-line video slot machine in which you are trying to get your share of the inheritance when Uncle Mega Bux passes on and leaves a fortune to be divided among his greedy relatives. When three, four, or five of the “Will” symbols land on any active payline, you are transported into the attorney’s office where the Will is being read. Click to Read Complete Article…

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Monte Carlo Las Vegas – The Monte Carlo features everything from elegant decor reminiscent of the famous Monaco playground to top-name entertainment. The Monte Carlo also has 25,000 sq ft of convention space, a wedding chapel, florist, fitness facility, and a full-service health spa and salon. Located near the south end of the strip, the Monte Carlo is across from the MGM Grand and next door to New York-New York. The 102,197 sq ft. casino features over 2,000 slot machines from nickels to $100 machines, more than 90 tables games, poker tables, and a keno lounge

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Las Vegas Sands Implosion. With the Venetian’s second tower rising high above The Strip, I thought this would be a fun time to take a look back at the implosion of the historical Sands Las Vegas that used to be where the Venetian now sits.

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