In This Issue: $1.2 Million Wheel of Fortune Winner, Barrera vs. Juarez II, “Britney” Added To Legends, Fashionistas Offers Open Bar, Peter Max, Smooth Jazz Events, Moorea Topless Pool, Cannerystock, Foxwoods Poker, Harrah’s Photos, more…
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Hello From Las Vegas! Summer is wrapping up and it’s been a very cool summer compared to last year. I guess the heat went other places in the United States as last year we were facing somewhat regular 112+ temps here in Las Vegas, and this summer it has been around our average high of 104.
However … if our summer temps are too hot for you, now is the time to think ahead and book for later this fall when many areas start getting very cool while we are still warm and sunny. Book now before others start thinking about a late fall escape and drive up the room rates. If you live in a cold weather climate, you’ll be glad you did!
This follow up story about local cab drivers over-charging people by taking the the long way is a must print out for the following reason: It has the phone number of the Taxi Authority. This is a “must have” for all Las Vegas visitors.
If you run across a cab driver who diverts you to a club or night spot you didn’t initially request, takes to to The Strip or Downtown using the airport tunnel (without asking you first), who won’t take you the route of your choice, is driving dangerously or otherwise not acting in a professional manner, take action.
Note their name (displayed in the cab) or at the very least note the cab number and company when you are done with your ride, and call the Taxi Authority and register a complaint. They do listen and take action! When specific drivers get multiple complaints registered against them, they can get fined or worse.
Here’s the article:
In It For The Long Haul – Passengers have right to dictate routes to cabbies
Or … simply do what more and more people are doing and hire a limo for the ride to your hotel. You’ll be surprised at how affordable it is, and arriving at your hotel via limo kicks off your vacation in style!
Enjoy This Issue!
Visit With Family Yields $1.2 Million on Wheel of Fortune
Zita Esquivel de Velazquez will always remember this trip to visit her family in Las Vegas. An evening’s entertainment at Terrible’s Hotel & Casino last night paid off with a $1,234,549 Wheel of Fortune quarter MegaJackpot. Esquivel, a kindergarten aide from Torreon, Mexico, always plays Wheel of Fortune when visiting the casino. “I was playing another machine, but something attracted me to this one,” said Esquivel indicating her winning slot machine. Click to Read The Full Story …
Barrera vs. Juarez II “Too Close To Call” Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 MGM Grand Garden Arena – Two warriors, one ring. Four fists, one great fight. Just 12 rounds, too close to call. So why not do it again. On Saturday, Sept. 16, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., Marco Antonio Barrera and Rocky Juarez will pick up where they left off in May as they determine once and for all the best 130-pound fighter in the world. Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …
The Rolling Stones’ “A Bigger Bang” Tour Returns To MGM Grand Saturday, Nov. 11 – The Rolling Stones will return this fall for the North American encore of their multi-continent “A Bigger Bang” tour and will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 11. Throughout North and South America, The Rolling Stones’ “A Bigger Bang” tour continues to thrill audiences with their electrifying performances, classic hits and songs from their critically acclaimed album, Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …
Britney Spears Added to ‘Legends in Concert’ – Utah Native Realizes Dream Singing in IP Celebrity Tribute Show – Katie Murdock has realized her dream — singing and getting paid to do it — as she impersonates Britney Spears in “Legends in Concert” at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. Murdock sings “Oops! … I Did It Again,” “I’m a Slave 4 U,” “Toxic,” “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” and “… Baby One More Time.” Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …
Fashionistas Offering Open Bar! – Starting Tuesday August 8th for a limited time only, Fashionistas is instituting an amazing added value for all of our customers — we’re offering a free open bar with the purchase of a full priced ticket in any price tier! That’ right — FREE OPEN BAR!!! Anyone who purchases a full-priced ticket will receive a wristband at the box office that entitles them to the free open bar for the duration of the show. Fashionistas Tickets and Info or call 800-696-5721
Artist Peter Max to Host First Virtual Exhibition at The Art of Peter Max Gallery — Forum Shops – The Art of Peter Max Gallery, one of two galleries in the world exclusively selling Peter Max paintings, has announced a first-ever Virtual Exhibition, Saturday, September 2 at 1 p.m. Live via high-speed Internet connection, artist Peter Max will communicate virtually through plasma screens at the gallery, taking guests in Las Vegas on a personal tour of his renowned studio in New York. Max will interact with guests present in the Las Vegas gallery, sharing his world with collectors and fans. Additionally, Max will draw an original dedication virtually for any guest who purchases a painting during the week of the event. “Peter has some ideas that will surely surprise everyone. Move over David Copperfield!” Click to Read The Full Story …
Cannery Casino & Hotel and Smooth Jazz 105.7 FM Present George Benson, Al Jarreau and Raul Midon on August 26 – Cannery Casino & Hotel and Smooth Jazz 105.7 FM present George Benson, Al Jarreau and Ra·l Mid¾n on Saturday, August 26 inside The Club at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 plus tax and fees.á Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …
Moorea Offers Poolside Pleasure – Moorea Beach Club is set amidst the famous 11-acre Mandalay Beach, yet seemingly a world away from the cares and concerns of civilization. Behind a frosted glass wall, beach guests can’t see in, but Moorea guests can look out over the tropical wave pool, sandy beach and lush waterfall gardens that surround their tranquil hide-away. What better spot to experience a relaxing poolside spa treatment! Just in time for the summer season Mandalay Bay announces a new poolside spa menu. How about a Cold Stone Massage with specially crafted iced lava stones? Or a poolside body shot, inspired by some of the tastiest cocktails? Try a Frozen Lotion Moisturizing Body Shot in Pina Colada or a Tan Enhancing Body Shot in Rum on the Rocks. Whether soothing the skin or soothing the soul these poolside spa treatments are sure to provide an experience to remember. Click for Mandalay Bay Discount Reservations …
“Best Smooth Jazz Performer” David Van Such To Play Sunday Brunch – Come join us this Sunday August 20 for for Las Vegas Black Music Award Winner David Van Such and His Band Of The Finest Musicians in Vegas at Envy Steakhouse, Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Paradise Road between Sierra Vista & Desert Inn For Sunday Jazz Brunch. Brunch and band hours: 11am to 3pm. New Bar Menu: 1/2 Price Drinks and 1/2 Price Appetizers. Restaurant Area: Buffet Only Cost is between $28.00 & $30.00 and includes: Appetizer, Dessert Buffet & Choice of one EntrÚe plus Complimentary glass of Champagne or Bloody Mary. For Reservations call: 702-784-5716. Click for music sample: Broadband or Dial-Up (steaming audio).
Vintage Jukeboxes For Sale at Imperial Palace – The Auto Collections Houses 24 Wurlitzers, 26 Other Rare Machines – The world’s finest and most complete original Wurlitzer jukebox collection is for sale at The Auto Collections at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. The 24 antique machines are housed in a variety of ornate wood cabinets, play either 45s or 78s or both and work on 110 volts. They range in vintage from a 1934 countertop model 51 with stand to a 1948 model 1100 Chapel. The collection is priced at $250,000, half of what each piece is worth if sold individually. Click to Read The Full Story …
Murphy & Friends Every Saturday At Club Tequila – Every Saturday night starting August 5th, come out and party with Murphy & Friends once again! We have a new location – Club Tequila inside the Fiesta Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. The Band starts at 9:00 p.m. but come early and take advantage of some great specials… Each week enjoy a different live performance by the best local talent Las Vegas has to offer! Click to Read The Full Story …
Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer II — Tuesday, September 19, 2006 (Save the Date!) 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Plaza Hotel and Casino in the Triple Crown Ballroom, 1 Main St., Downtown Las Vegas Join over 1,500 local business people representing hundreds of industries, companies and corporations in and around Las Vegas! Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer II is a great opportunity to mix and mingle while reaching small to large companies, meet new clients and learn how the different business organizations in the Las Vegas area can make your business grow. Click to Read The Full Story …
Southern Nevada Pug Rescue to Host Fifth Annual Pug-O-Rama Picnic – Halloween-Themed Event Set for October 15 at Hills Park in Summerlin – Southern Nevada Pug Rescue (SNPR), a non-profit organization will host its fifth annual Pug-O-Rama Picnic on Sunday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hills Park in Summerlin. Carrying on a tradition started by KC’s Pug Rescue to raise funds for the organization’s rescue Pugs, the Halloween themed event will continue to feature costume contests, prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Click to Read The Full Story …
Hoisting A Few For Barry – Barry Manilow fans who come to see the popular headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton enjoy an added bonus when they head to the Copacabana Bar inside the Hilton Theater. Not only is the Copacabana Bar a working bar, it also features many of Manilow’ gold and platinum records from his personal collection, great career photos, and the infamous Copacabana jacket. Click for Barry Manilow Ticket Info
Cannery Casino & Hotel announces Cannerystock A Salute to Woodstock with Mountain, Ten Years After, Gregg Rolie and tribute band Jimi’s Image on Saturday, August 19 at 4 p.m. The Cannery celebrates peace, love and happiness with three original groups who played at Woodstock in 1969 — Mountain, Ten Years After and Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie. In addition, there will be themed food and drinks and vendors selling items such as tie-dyed clothes, candles and incense. Opening the festivities at 4 p.m. is Jimi’s Image, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.Click to Read The Full Story and Ticket Info …
Gambling Talk: My Poker Adventure At Foxwoods – with Victor H. Royer. The day was Saturday night, the time 11:00 p.m., the game $10-$20 Seven Card Stud, and the table was full. I sat in the only open seat – just vacated by a player whose stack of chips measured 2-reds by the time he left (that”s a bare $10, if you”re wondering) – bought in for $300 and said a silent “Hello” by means of a nod to the rest of the table. Click to Read Complete Article
Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Harrah’s Las Vegas – You’ll find the excitement Las Vegas is famous for at Harrah’s, located center “Strip” across from Caesars Palace and the Mirage. We’ve got it all. From luxurious hotel rooms to cuisine that has been voted “Best in Las Vegas,” as well as unique retail outlets, non-stop entertainment and, of course, the ultimate gaming experience.
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