Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 10, 2007 Insider Vibe

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Hello From Las Vegas! The days are getting shorter, making it the perfect time of year to be visiting. The sunsets are spectacular and few experiences compare to watching The Strip light up around 6:30 PM this time of year. If you can’t be here, enjoy our Las Vegas at Dusk photo gallery which is one of our most popular.

Side Note: We debut a new photo gallery later this fall. The software we use on the current one is from a number of years ago, and we are looking forward to upgrading the look and functionality.

Might As Well Jump – Van Halen is finally on the road (minus bass player Michael Anthony) for the tour everyone thought would never happen. We all had a favorite band or music artist growing up and Van Halen was mine. As noted later in the newsletter, they play the MGM for two shows at the end of the year.

But… if you can’t make it here, treat yourself when they hit your area. We have prime seats for virtually every show stashed away, waiting for you! Check out Van Halen Tickets

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James Taylor Comes To Mandalay Bay Events Center – Legendary singer and songwriter James Taylor, whose songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations, will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 10. (Tickets) The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Throughout the course of his long career, Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for a catalog running from 1970’s Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning efforts Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). Click to Read The Full Story …

Rick Springfield & Eddie Money Set To Perform At Buffalo Bill’s Star Of The Desert Arena – Rick Springfield and Eddie Money will perform at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. (Tickets) Rick Springfield is a legendary songwriter, musician and actor. As a musician, he is best known for the 1981 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” which became a Grammy award-winning landmark of the pop-rock era. Eddie Money is another great American rock musician and singer who found success in the 1980’s with a string of pop hits and platinum albums. Click to Read The Full Story …

Van Halen To Perform At MGM Grand Garden Arena – Rock legends Van Halen will embark on a concert tour throughout the United States and Canada, with its original lead singer David Lee Roth, for the first time in more than 22 years. The tour will stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for two nights, Friday, Dec. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 30 (Tickets). Both shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. with special guest Ky-mani Marley. Click to Read The Full Story …

Hooters Casino Hotel Will Have Crowds Roaring With Laughter At New Game Show, “Bonk” – Beginning Sunday, September 16, Hooters Casino Hotel’s Night Owl Showroom will welcome the hilarious new game show, “BONK” running Sunday through Friday at 3 p.m. for only $14.95 a ticket. This entertaining game show will keep the entire audience involved from start to finish with its tricky questions, physical mayhem, and out-of-this-world laughter for an experience that is all comedy! Click to Read The Full Story …

Her Hometown With “This Time Around, ‘A Tribute To Las Vegas’ Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network” At Suncoast Hotel And Casino October 24 – The Special Event, Which Will Include A Pre-Show Cocktail Party With A Silent Auction, Is On The Eve Of Vegas’ Highly Anticipated NHRA Drag Race Weekend Featuring Five Time World Champion Racer David Rampy. Happily responding to overwhelming demand from her fans, beloved Las Vegas singer and entertainer Sandy Kastel makes her first hometown appearance since the recent release of her standards-studded debut album This Time Around on Wednesday, October 24 at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Click to Read The Full Story …

Andrea Bocelli To Bring December Tour To MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, December 1 – International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to the United States for select concert dates beginning Saturday, Dec. 1 at MGM Grand. (Tickets) This must-see show will feature the celebrated tenor performing some of his most famous opera arias, as well as pop and love songs from his greatest hits collection, The Best Of Andrea Bocelli — Vivere. Joining Bocelli on tour is longtime conductor Steven Mercurio and special guest Tony Award-winner Heather Headley, who performed “The Prayer,” a duet with Bocelli for his live DVD concert, Under The Desert Sky. Click to Read The Full Story …

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Hi Ted,

I really enjoy the newsletter and the infrequent podcasts. The podcasts are the way I first became aware of your great insights. I hope you can keep it up.

This is a picture I shot while walking back to Bellagio one fine evening in early June this year. I was pleased with it.

How about giving us some advice as to where we might find some nice, quiet, cocktail lounges where we could hear some smooth jazz, a la piano bar or small combo, singer, etc. You get the idea. I’ve been coming to Vegas ever since my parents took us kids to stay at the Dunes, Riviera and Tropicana. I’m now 66 years old and I still like to visit every few months or so. But, except for the Baccarat Lounge at Bellagio, I haven’t been able to find many others. Can you help?

Keep up the good work.

David Durbin
McKinleyville, CA

Ted Responds:

This is a very frequent question and one I’m happy to answer a couple of times a year here in the newsletter. The one constant (and best kept secret) is The Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s. They have live smooth music every evening in their lounge. You get in the elevator in the noisy casino and seconds later you are in this upscale, comfortable restaurant lounge overlooking The Strip from the second floor.

Also, the local smooth jazz station has an event calendar that highlights other smooth jazz concerts, many of which are free and in or near tourism areas. Unfortunately, the station does not stream online.

P.S. Great photo! We will soon be resuming our regular computer wallpaper offerings and will probably make this available to people full size to put on their desktop!


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However, I am having a problem. I receive your newsletter in my email but it doesn’t show the contents. I thought that maybe I should cancel my subscription and then resubmit for a new subscription. Could you advise me on what may be wrong or what would correct this problem.

Thanks for the terrific newsletter. Keep up the good work.

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Ted Responds:

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We have no control over it. You may wish to switch to a provider that doesn’t block your email without your knowledge. AOL and Gmail both do a great job of filtering spam without censoring/blocking your incoming and outgoing email.

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P.S. Readers who aren’t Hotmail/Live users may wish to pass along that news story to friends who are. They might not know if they are missing some email from time-to-time.

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