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Hello From Las Vegas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No jingle bells here. I’m talking about how we are heading into those precious few weeks where the high temperature is around 85 or 90 (F) with a low around 60. In my book, it doesn’t get much better. With our dry climate, 90 is great and during this time, and it is never too hot or too cold.

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Featured Review:
Folies Bergere – Timeless Showgirls and Classic Entertainment

by Chuck Stanec

Raw. Provocative. Sexy. Alluring. Just a few words among many that can be used to describe Les Folies Bergere at the Tropicana. If you’re looking for a trip into Las Vegas past, this is it — without the DeLorean.

When one thinks of old Vegas, they envision the big, bold shows with the tall and supple women and the huge, bright feathers that adorn them. The energy, the passion, and the colors all appease the senses as you’re engulfed into history. The transient experience makes it feel as if you can walk out of the theater and sit down with Dean, Frank, and Sammy for a drink.

Click to Read Entire Folies Bergere Las Vegas Review…

Featured Review:
Stomp Out Loud – A Journey Through Rhythm and Percussion

by Erin Guernsey

For those seeking high-energy entertainment, comedic antics and pure theatrical brilliance look no further than Stomp Out Loud located at The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Don’t let the show’s humble opening of one lonely cast member sweeping the stage fool you as it barely gives a hint of what is to come.

Every night the talented performers take audience members on a journey through the world of rhythm and percussion. The show throws the definition of a traditional musical instrument out the window by creating magnificent sounds from the most random objects such as keys, lighters, trash cans and lids, brooms, sand, plastic bags and of course à kitchen sinks.

Click to Read Entire Stomp Out Loud Las Vegas Review…

Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble And Josh Groban To Perform In Concert At Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, May 23 To Pay Tribute To Songwriter And Producer David Foster – A one-night-only concert celebration featuring music’s most beloved stars including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Josh Groban, will take place Friday, May 23 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. (Tickets) The event, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., will pay tribute to the celebrated songwriter and producer David Foster. Foster also will perform the hits he has written or produced with many of the artists with whom he has worked over the course of his 35-year career. Click to Read The Full Story … ‘Crazy Girl’ Lizzie Comes From Family Of ‘Just The 11 Of Us’ – Elizabeth “Lizzie” Grantham has that girl-next-door look and is the newest resident of Green Valley after buying a newer repo. The Memphis-born dancer has lived in Las Vegas since the age of 12 and is the second to the youngest of nine children but she has performed in “Crazy Girls” (Tickets) at the Riviera Hotel & Casino for three years. “I was born in Memphis, and I actually began my dance training there at age 8 in this little dance studio. It wasn’t until I arrived in Las Vegas,where I went to junior high and high school, that I got serious about dance. I learned a lot about choreography at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts where I attended high school and was a dance major.” Click to Read The Full Story …

“Tim McGraw ’08 Live Your Voice Tour” Lands At Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, June 21 – Tim McGraw was accompanied by wife Faith Hill and completed “Soul2Soul II”, the most successful consecutive multi-year tours in country music history. Now, the popular headliner and country music icon returns to touring as a solo act and will bring the “Tim McGraw ’08 Live Your Voice Tour” (Tickets) to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, June 21. The concert, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., will feature special guests Jason Aldean and Halfway To Hazard (David Tolliver and Chad Warrix). Click to Read The Full Story …

David Letterman’s Intern Reigns At ‘Crazy Girls’ – Magician Tony Douglas Referred To As “Chicken Salad Sandwich Guy” – Tony Douglas is a native of Long Island who has been performing magic and comedy practically all of his life but the newcomer to “Crazy Girls” (Tickets) was brought onboard because of the repeat customers. Tony started at the bottom as an intern for CBS’ “The Late Show” as David Letterman’s “Chicken Salad Sandwich Guy.” His energy and demeanor on-stage is contagious and the audience soon finds themselves laughing so hard that it hurts. Tony Douglas’ comedy is a combination of self-reflection of poking fun at everyday events. While his magic is both audience participation and pure illusion, he entertains all demographics with his wit and humor in “Las Vegas’ Sexiest Topless Revue.” He said, “I’ll be doing my rope tricks and some other western-style tricks.” Click to Read The Full Story …

R&B Superstar Alicia Keys To Bring “Alicia Keys As I Am Tour” With Special Guests Ne-Yo And Jordin Sparks To MGM Grand Friday, May 9 – Alicia Keys, one of the most prolific performers and recording artists in the world, will bring her highly anticipated “Alicia Keys As I Am Tour” presented by Lexus, to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 9. (Tickets) The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will feature special guests Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks. Keys is enjoying one of the most successful years of her career as a performer, producer and songwriter. She received a Grammy Award for “Best R & B Song” for the smash single “No One,” and also won a Grammy for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.” Click to Read The Full Story …

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I have just returned from a week in Las Vegas (visit at least three times a year) and I was thrilled to NOT SEE quite so many of the people that thrust the GIRL TO YOUR ROOM cards in front off you as you walk down the Strip. Was it my imagination or has there been some kind of a crackdown on them? Love your site, you have the best news on Las Vegas on the web – Thanks!

Cape Cod, MA

Ted Responds:

It could have been the areas or times of day you were out. More convention traffic or guys weekend (Superbowl and similar) usually means more of those handouts.

The ACLU has fought and the courts have agreed that they constitute federally protected free speech. I don’t like them anymore than you do and for what it is worth, the girls that get sent to someone’s room don’t look half as good as the ones on the flyers.

Dear Ted. I’ve read quite a few negative letters/comments about the Las Vegas monorail. I’d like to give a positive spin on it. My friends and I tried it for the first time on our last visit in October 2007 while staying at the MGM. We loved it and thought it was a great way to get around. Sure there’s a bit of a walk from the stations to the casinos but its Vegas baby!!! Pretty much every place in Vegas is a bit of a walk.

We found it a very convenient way to get around. Especially when you’re tired and you want to get from Harrah’s to the MGM without ‘hoofin it’. Plus, it was a great way to visit the Hilton (off strip).

For those who think the Deuce is the best way to get around…PAHLEEZE!!! In most cases I can walk from location to location faster than the bus gets me there. They are crowded and they stop too often, and the stops take FOREVER!!! I’m not sure why they don’t have an express bus. Especially one that maybe stops 3 times on the strip and then shoots to downtown. But that’s for a whole other letter.

All in all the monorail was a clean, non-crowded, fast, and fairly inexpensive ($9 for 24 hours) way to get around the strip. We would hate to see it shut down. Come on Vegas visitors…give it a try.


Ted Responds:

Monorail is great it you are staying at one of the hotels along the route. However, it is pretty much worthless to get from (lets say) Treasure Island to Monte Carlo, Stratosphere to Wynn, and so many similar trips. It isn’t that anybody hates it. It simply isn’t useful for most.

The Duece is slow for those going a long way on The Strip, but a pretty good option for shorter hops. Plus, you don’t have to tip the driver or worry that you are getting long-hauled.

Dear Ted, My wife and family have visited Vegas every year for the last 9 years from our home in the UK. After the first few times getting snarled up in traffic on the strip I “discovered” Koval and Dean Martin (formerly Industrial) both of which run parallel with the strip for part of it .

So if we want to go to the middle of the strip from our hotel (we usually stay at the Orleans which is ex. value and child friendly ),we go east on Tropicana cross the strip, take a left onto Koval take another left into the parking garage of Planet Hollywood and walk straight into the shopping mall. You can do the same on the west side of the strip and swing into Treasure Island.

Enjoy the newsletter see you all in September.

Best wishes,
Paul Austin

Ted Responds:

Hey Paul, why don’t you put a cork in it and quit giving away all our “local” secrets! (I’m kidding, or course).

You are correct: Too many people think they have to take The Strip to get anywhere and just end up sitting in traffic. While side roads can have traffic tie-ups, they usually are not as bad. You can check out this Las Vegas Google Map to see where Koval (east) and Dean Martin (west, across I-15) are.

Dean Martin Drive looks off the beaten path, but the two minutes it takes to get over and on it are child’s play as the road usually flows quite smoothly!

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  • Canada Day, Canada July 1
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  • Grandparent’s Day September 7
  • Jewish New Year September 30
  • Yom Kippur October 9
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  • Halloween October 31
  • Veteran’s Day November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day November 27-30 (4 day weekend)
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  • Christmas December 25
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 31 – January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, U.S (Observed) January 19-21 (3 day weekend)
  • Chinese/Lunar New Year January 26
  • Lincoln’s Birthday, U.S February 12
  • Valentine’s Day February 14
  • President’s Day, U.S (Observed) February 14-16 (3 day weekend)
  • Washington’s Birthday, U.S February 22
  • St. Patrick’s Day March 17
  • Easter Sunday April 12

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – April 11, 2007 Insider Vibe

Welcome to the Insider Vibe! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

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Hello From Las Vegas! From a cloudy, windy, and rainy Las Vegas. April is notoriously windy here, but rain is rare.

I Goofed – last week and we ran a couple of unfinished, un-edited, not-yet spell checked sections. For the record, this is the proper link to the Bellagio Botanical Gardens 2007 Chinese New Year Display.

Meet Your Favorite Vegas Celebs – Ben & Jerry’s at the Galleria Mall will be serving free ice cream cones to benefit the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum April 17, 2007. Local celebrities that will be at Ben & Jerry’s at the Galleria Mall include Mark and Mercedes from Mix 94.1, Norm Clarke from the Review Journal, Amazing Jonathan and Penny, Mosaic and The Scintas. I can state from personal experience that those donating their time are some of the nicest, most approachable people in town. Full details and directions here.

The Police Tour Tickets – Just a reminder that we have great tickets available not only for their June 15, 2007 show here in Las Vegas, but for their shows around the country! The Police Reunion Tour Tickets

Mac King At White House – Huge congratulations to Harrah’s headlining comedian magician (and all around good-guy) Mac King who performed at the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on April 9, 2007. Mac has one of the few Las Vegas shows that almost all ages (perhaps 10 and up) will enjoy. We are wondering what the Secret Service thought of fig newtons and goldfish…

Prince Is Outta Here… Almost – Prince finishes performing here in Las Vegas at the end of this month (April 2007). We do still have a few tickets left. They aren’t cheap, but this is seriously a last chance deal. If you are in town this month and want to catch the end of this historical run, check out our Prince at Rio Las Vegas Tickets.

Enjoy This Issue!

Sushi Roku Japanese at
The Forum Shops (Caesars) Review

By Zabrina Rodriguez-Rapozo

Dimly it, bamboo trees and sexy black accents. Sushi Roku is everything you would expect of a hip and swanky strip restaurant. With black booths backed up to a magnificent view of Las Vegas Blvd twinkling below, this place is as elegant as it is earthy.

Our server suggested the Rock Shrimp which arrived piping hot and coated in a delicious semi sweet citrusy sauce. Wow! This is probably one of the best appetizers I have ever had. The tempura batter stayed crisp and light and the sauce that clung to the tender shrimp was both addictive and satisfying. Click to Read The Full Review …

Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Bring Their “Soul2Soul Tour 2007” To The MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, August 4; Jeep Signs On As The Tour’s Presenting Sponsor – Selected as Pollstar Magazine’s “Major Tour of 2006” ahead of industry powerhouses such as Madonna and The Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill (Tickets) bring their Soul2Soul Tour back to Las Vegas Saturday, Aug. 4. Due to overwhelming demand from fans who didn’t get a chance to witness history in the making, and for fans hungry to be a part of the experience yet again, the duo will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with the concert scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …

Stomp Out Loud Lands In Las Vegas At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – New Production From The Creators Of The International Sensation Stomp – STOMP OUT LOUD (Tickets), the extraordinary new production from the creators of the international sensation STOMP, comes to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this spring with a cast double the size of the original production and performed inside a new, $28 million theater specifically created for this production. Directed and created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP OUT LOUD began performances on March 24, 2007 with a grand opening slated for early April. Click to Read The Full Story …

Rita Rudner Extends Her Stay At Harrah’s For Three More Years – The Acclaimed Comedian Will Continue As The Strip Resort’s Headliner Until 2010 – Rita Rudner (Tickets), the accomplished actress, screenwriter, best-selling author and comedian, has announced an agreement in principle to extend her stay as headliner at Harrah’s Las Vegas until January 2010. “I love working here,” said Rudner. “I love all the people at Harrah’s, the theater is beautiful and the audiences have been fantastic. When they say I’ve been extended, does that mean I’m taller?” Click to Read The Full Story …

International Singing Sensation Martin Nievera Scheduled To Serenade Audiences At The New Steve Wyrick Entertainment Complex – World-class pop music performer Martin Nievera (Tickets) is proud to announce the opening of his show Martin Live performing daily, beginning February 14, inside the new Steve Wyrick Entertainment Complex in Desert Passage at the Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Martin Live is a show for children and adults. Nievera’s performance includes songs ranging from Broadway to Buble and a number of his own hits, all backed by an 11-piece band. Nievera also pays tribute to Las Vegas’ most famed crooners including Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis and more. Click to Read The Full Story …

Bon Jovi And Tiger Woods Reunite In Las Vegas To Celebrate 10 Years Of Tiger Jam – Rock Superstars Bon Jovi To Join Golf Legend Tiger Woods At Tiger Jam X – Two powerhouses, Tiger Woods and Bon Jovi, will reunite for the 10th annual Tiger Jam (Tickets), presented by AT&T Saturday, May 26 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Marking 10 years of unforgettable concerts, Tiger Jam X will be a fitting tribute to the estimated 10 million young people Tiger Jam has helped by raising funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation. A decade in the making, this celebration will begin with exclusive live and silent auctions and a gourmet dinner. Following the dinner and auctions, Woods will welcome Bon Jovi to the Mandalay Bay Events Center stage for what promises to be an amazing show. Click to Read The Full Story …

Dr. Buzz Aldrin Leads Ceremony For Historic First Walk At Grand Canyon Skywalk – Apollo 11 Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, known for making historic first steps on the moon, lead the “First Walk” on the Grand Canyon Skywalk on Tuesday, March 20. During the private ceremony, Aldrin made history again by taking the first steps onto the U-shaped glass walkway suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. Members of the Hualapai tribe lead by Chairman Vaughn and Native American Astronaut John Herrington will walk simultaneously from the opposite side of The Skywalk and join Aldrin in the center for a momentous event as the Hualapai nation unveils the vision of their future.á Click to Read The Full Story …

Dean Mauro Plays Tony From Long Island At ‘Sopranos;’ – After 15 Years In Las Vegas Thespian Joins ‘Most Fun Dinner Theatre Experience In Las Vegas’ – Where else would you find the perfect Tony Soprano actor but in “The Sopranos Last Supper” (Tickets) at The Empire Ballroom on The Las Vegas Strip. His name is Dean Mauro and his uncanny resemblance to James Gandolfini is remarkable take away an unhealthy weight problem. He said, “I grew up in Long Island until I was age 14 and we moved around a bit. I lived in Los Angeles and then Texas and now I’m in Las Vegas. I’ve only been here less than two years to do a film called `The Casino Job.’ I want to live in Las Vegas for now.” Click to Read The Full Story …

The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and North American B-25 – The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Extremely Rare Bomber Aircraft for Local Living History Display as Part of 130-city Nationwide Tour Participating in the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber, and the North American B-25 Mitchell WWII Medium Bomber, will fly into North Las Vegas Airport in Las Vegas, NV for a visit from April 18 to April 20. Local citizens will have the opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. Click to Read The Full Story …

Manilow Fund Helping Las Vegas – The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope will be a presenting sponsor of the 2007 AIDS Walk Las Vegas, an annual fundraiser for AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada). The Walk will be held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15. All the money raised will go directly to educational outreach, housing assistance, transportation, the Lisa B Grocery Center, and other AFAN services and programs. Barry Manilow headlines with Manilow: Music and Passion (Tickets) at the Las Vegas Hilton through 2008.

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Jubilee! at Bally’s – There’s A-1 tune-crooning, million-dollar sets, and the most glitter this side of Hollywood with costumes by Bob Mackie. Jubilee! is one of the longest running extravaganzas in Las Vegas. It continues to rate as one of Las Vegas’ finest production shows. With incredible sets, costumes, and special effects, Jubilee! is a must-see attraction for any Las Vegas visitor.

Gambling Talk: with Victor H. Royer will resume next issue. In the meantime, please enjoy the Victor H. Royer Casino Gambling Archived Articles.

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Hi Ted!Love the newsletter, my boyfriend and I went to Vegas for the first time last year and we absolutely loved it! We’re going back again in May for his birthday and we have a feeling it’s going to be a yearly event for us =).

We’re from Massachusetts, and as you may or may not know, we on the east coast live by the slogan “America Runs on Dunkin” (Dunkin Donuts, that is). So you can imagine our shock when we couldn’t find any out in Vegas. We were wondering if there are any plans to put a Dunkin Donuts anywhere on/near the Strip anytime soon, as that was my boyfriend’s one (and only) complaint about our trip.

I’m sure all of us East-Coasters would be thrilled with the addition of one in Vegas…and it offers a cheaper, and just as delicious (if not more!) alternative to Starbucks when searching for your caffeine shot. Thanks and keep up the good work!


Ted Responds:

I checked a couple of different sources and found no Dunkin’ Donuts here in Las Vegas. Believe it or not, Krispy Kreme (which is struggling in many parts of the country) continues to do amazingly well here, with locations in Excalibur, Venetian, and Circus Circus on The Strip.

I do understand how Dunkin’ Donuts is revered in other parts of the country, and with a large contingent of east coast visitors and transplants, I agree it seems strange that we have no locations here. We know a number of hotel management types read our newsletter. Consider your request delivered!

My wife is very upset with the new anti-smoking laws in Nevada and swears she will not go back to Vegas because of them.Is anyone fighting for smokers rights out there? If smokers stop coming there will be a drop in revenue – maybe Nevada will have to impose a State income tax like everybody else? Sorry to complain but I am a non-smoker but I don’t mind people smoking around me. And I LOVE VEGAS!

Thurman R. Reed Jr.

Ted Responds:

We have continued to post links regarding the latest news in our “More News” section in the second half of each newsletter, but I will summarize where things are at this point:

Our local police department (Metro) is not charged with enforcing the ban. With our fast-growing population, they have more important things to do. The task has fallen to the County Health Department which doesn’t have the funds or manpower to enforce it. Many bars and other similar establishments have posted “no smoking” signs but basically turn a blind eye to smokers. Basically, a white flag has been raised regarding enforcement until 2009 when various legal entities will revisit the issue.

What does this mean to our visitors?

Click to read the rest of my response in our forums (too detailed to fit in the newsletter) and feel free to post your own thoughts as well!

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  • Victoria Day (Canada) May 19-21 (3 day weekend)
  • Memorial Day May 26-28 (3 day weekend)
  • Mothers Day May 13
  • Fathers Day June 17
  • Independence Day July 4
  • Civic Holiday (Canada) August 6 (3 day weekend)
  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
  • Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada) October 6-8 (3 day weekend)
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