Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 3, 2003

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Featured Story:
New Year’s Eve Las Vegas: Biggest Ever

Also In This Issue – Dec. 3, 2003: Newkirk’s Notes, Cheap Rooms, Siegfried and Roy, David Brenner, Las Vegas Bowl, more

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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! The snow in much of the US looks beautiful … especially from Las Vegas where it’s been 60-65 F all week! If you have ever visited in the summer and said “How do people live here” I have your answer: We never shovel snow or have an icy fender bender.

We are running late this week, so we’ll jump right in:

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap Rooms – National Finals Rodeo clears out on Dec. 15, leaving 10 days of pre-Christmas rock bottom room rates. You need an excuse to finish shopping early this year! Click to price Low Pre-Christmas Vegas Room Rates

Roy (Siegfried and Roy) Horn Update – We’ve been pelted with inquiries and frankly, there hasn’t been much word. Reports say that he may be home (out of the hospital) for Christmas, but that he is still in serious condition and not yet on solid food. He can write notes and is off the respirator. News is scarce to but we’ll let you know what we can.

NFR Tickets Available – Selected (many good and great) seats for National Finals Rodeo are available through our certified ticket broker. If you are coming to Las Vegas for the party, why not attend the actual event? National Finals Rodeo Premium Seating. As of press time, tickets are available starting at $45.00

Streaming Video Golf Lessons: Chipping – We’ve teamed up with Revere Anthem Golf Club Director of Instruction Chris Eastman (in conjunction with and put together a series of eight streaming video golf tips.

Chris starts with fundamentals like aim and grip, and works through some of the finer points of the game. This week: Lesson 3 – Chipping. Click to view lessons.

Las Vegas #1 For America WestAmerica West has more non-stop flights to Las Vegas than to any other city (surpassing their home base of Phoenix). Check out America West Vacations for incredible travel deals from many cities. Because of code-share agreements, you might find a great deal even if you don’t live in an America West city!

David Brenner – is starting a one year run at the new Westin Casuarina. Click for Westin Casurina info/rates and Brenner show tickets.

Las Vegas Bowl – on Christmas Eve pits Oregon State vs. New Mexico. Tickets available by calling 702-895-3900. Premium seating is also available: Las Vegas Bowl Premium Seating. Can’t make it? 4:30 PM local start on ESPN.

Sports Betting Question – Yes, you can bet on a game while you are in town, then claim your winnings by mail at no additional cost (except certified postage fee). Ask at the sportsbook for details. Betting the bowl games: another great reason to visit Las Vegas for the next month!

Casino Construction News – The Bourbon Street Hotel has applied for an expansion including a 32 story hotel tower. An unrelated company intends to build a resort on the site of Wet and Wild (between The Sahara and Riviera). In Las Vegas, seeing will be believing.

Video Spotlight – We are always adding new streaming video to our All Vegas TV site, over 100 Las Vegas videos to date! This week, feature video is Rio Seafood Buffet. Check out a fun video preview: Dial-Up or Broadband

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Featured Story:
New Year’s Eve Las Vegas: Insider Tips

This year will be the biggest Las Vegas New Year’s ever, and that is no hype. Pyro Spectaculars has been hired to do a 13 minute show simultaneously stretching all four miles of The Strip from Excalibur to Stratosphere Tower.

The price tag? $500,000. The cost to you? Absolutely zero! For the first time, the fireworks will include a three minute countdown so you know it’s just about time to scream, yell, kiss, jump up and down … and ring in the new year.

We are your New Year’s Eve experts. Other resources may devote a page or two with generic info. We are on The Strip year after year, enjoying it, gathering first-hand advice, and taking photos and video for you!

Our Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Insider Tips and Info:

  • Index – Main page with links to all information.

  • Concerts and Indoor Events/Parties – Listed at the bottom of our December Entertainment Calendar for those who prefer indoor events.

  • Photos – from the past three years. Fireworks, crowds, crazies, couples and (of course) the girls!

  • Streaming Video – no charge to view streaming video of just about every aspect of our great celebration here in Las Vegas.

  • Hotel Tips – How to get the best rates, where to stay (whether or not you have a car), minimum stay requirements to watch for.

  • General Tips – Where on The Strip to be, where to park, weather, crowds (where they are thick and crazy, where there is elbow room and calm) and more.

  • Party Tips – Drinking (booze) container restrictions, how to avoid any trouble with the law, Mardi Gras beads, and more.

Send An E-Card – Get your friends excited to go (or show them what they will be missing). Every photo in our New Year’s Eve Photo Gallery (as well as all photos in our Las Vegas Photo Gallery) can be sent as an online email card.

Pyro Spectaculars is the same company doing the fireworks at the Olympics in Athens next year, so you know this will be a memory of a lifetime. Don’t miss it.

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Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

Senior Content Editor

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December 3, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 27, 2002

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This Issue: Air Play Free Tropicana Show

Also In This Issue – November 27, 2002: Newkirk’s Notes, Las Vegas Tourist News, Mt. Charleston Tour, Badlands Golf Course

Shows | Headliners | Tours | Dining | Golf | Rental Cars | Airfare | Packages


Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! Thanksgiving (U.S.) is upon us and I am delighted to have my family in town but if you can’t be with family, Las Vegas is a great place to be. Cooler fall weather is here, but the action continues to be hot indoors.

Las Vegas News: Of Interest To Tourists

Hawaii Resident Wins $4.3 million – People keep leaving Las Vegas millionaires! A Honolulu woman has become Las Vegas’ newest millionaire hitting a $4,334,923 jackpot at the Fremont Hotel & Casino. According to witnesses, the woman who was playing a 25-cent denomination reel was celebrating her birthday. Click for full story.

Thanksgiving – is this week in the United States. Many gather with family and friends … and then head off to Las Vegas for a four day weekend. Others just head here for the holiday. If headed here and worried about getting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, don’t fret. Almost every hotel restaurant from the buffet and coffee shops to the fine dining rooms serve up a traditional seasonal feast.

New Year’s Eve – is going to be huge again this year. Confirmed. Eight minutes of fireworks from the top to bottom of The Strip! Local KLAS TV has an online video story about this year’s events. Not sure if it is worth it? Don’t know what it is like, how to get a good room (they are going fast), and what inside tips to make it the most fun night of your life? We are veterans of this “party of a lifetime” and have have the entire scoop plus tons of photos and streaming video at New Year’s Eve Las Vegas.

NFR – National Finals Rodeo hits town again this year from December 6-15. If you are country, like country music, or even just like to wear a cowboy hat, this is your time of year to be in town. The lounge bands are kicked out of town for country acts, and it is hard to spot anyone not in country garb. Plus, you can’t miss the famous Cowboy Christmas Gift Show.

You don’t need to have rodeo tickets to come enjoy Las Vegas country-style. Plenty pack the town just for the atmosphere. Almost every hotel shows the rodeo on the big screens and has bourbon and Coors Light specials. We’ll be out at various events filming and photographing for everyone who can’t make it. More next week.

2002 Billboard Music Awards – Ever wanted to go to a big awards show? Many of today’s best musicians and entertainers will present and perform during The 2002 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Scheduled performances may include Avril Lavigne, Creed, Faith Hill, Justin Timberlake, Nelly and the St. Lunatics, Kelly Clarkson and Puddle of Mud. Scheduled presenters at this year’s event may include JC Chasez, Justin Guarini from the American Idol television series, LL Cool J, Master P and Lil’ Romeo, Nick Carter and Snoop Dogg. Tickets and details – click here.

Palms “Skin” Lounge Screensaver – The second in our series of Las Vegas screensavers and computer wallpaper is available and (as always) at no charge. If it is getting cold where you live, warm up with images of the infamous Palms Resort pool lounge from last summer. Head to our photo gallery and click on the Palms Pool Lounge link under Screensavers/Wallpaper.

NHL Hockey Wednesday Viewing Parties – Visits by the Miller Girls and 99ó Miller Genuine Drafts at the Sports Bar (no cover charge) starting at 5 p.m., make the parties both “hot” and “cool,” as fans also get chances to win great weekly give-aways from Pepsi, Miller Beer and the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Enter your name for fantastic end-of-the-season prizes, then relax in the Sports Lounge and enjoy all the hard-hitting NHL action on big screen TVs. More details – click here.

Calendar For Charity – Now is the time to get a 2003 Las Vegas calendar and help a good cause. These are the same high quality Las Vegas calendars you find in hotels and gift shops at or below the gift shop price with all proceeds going to charity. See the beautiful photos and purchase info atá 2003 Las Vegas Calendar.

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Featured Review: Air Play Free Tropicana Show

People always want to know about the free attractions here in Las Vegas, and The Tropicana just added a great new free show. “Air Play” is actually performed on a stage in the middle of the casino, surrounded by slot machines, under the famed Tiffany glass ceiling.Air Play features music, dancing, acrobats, high flying performers and other specialty acts that are all worth a look. Franco Deliz and Chariday Sullivan LaFontaine host the show. Deliz has film and other acting credits while LaFontaine has appeared in Midnight Fantasy (Luxor) and two seasons as an Atlanta Hawks dancer.

Click Here To Read The Rest Of This Review

Featured Tour: Mount Charleston Tour

Mount Charleston Tour – Mt. Charleston is extraordinary any time of year, with each season unveiling its own unique grandeur. This exciting tour takes you through the Toiyabe National Forest, into a majestic alpine setting. Views of the jagged, towering cliffs, encompassed by the fir, spruce and aspen trees make this landscape simply gorgeous.

Additional Tours Including Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, City, Scenic, National Parks, and Adventure

Featured Golf Course: Badlands Golf Club

Badlands Golf Club – Badlands Golf Club is the epitome of a target desert golf course set amid the natural desert habitat. With four sets of tees to choose from, the golf course offers an exciting challenge to the casual golfer as well as the experienced player. Designed by Johnny Miller with consultation from Chi Chi Rodriguez, the course features spectacular terrain and breathtaking views.

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November 27, 2002 ISSN: 1529-2770

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