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Hello From Las Vegas! If it seems like you just heard from us, I agree… this is a bonus “reader appreciation” issue in celebration of Eight Years of Publishing this newsletter! A little more actually, as we started on May 20, 1999 with just over 450 subscribers. My postings of Las Vegas information online started with contributing to an internet newsgroup in the mid-90’s (newsgroups were old-school message boards) and with demand that I make the information more widely available. My how time flies when you are having fun and we thank each and every one of you for reading!
We have new info in this issue that didn’t make the last couple of newsletters, the current news links you expect, plus a heavier-than-usual dose of reader submitted Las Vegas photos. This is an issue to take your time with and (as with all our issues), save it on your email for later reading.
Typos and Such – If you are a regular reader, you know this newsletter is infamous for not letting a week go by without some minor error. Last week, a sentence about Jimmy buffet slipped into a Jerry Lewis piece (template issue), the week before we had a run-on sentence.
Thanks for your patience in understanding. We have a very small group of people (Myself, Amy, Mark, and Nancy) who crank though an incredible amount of information each week. Press releases, news stories, news links, our photos, your photos, reader feedback, show reviews… I could go on. You literally can’t find another source putting out so much unique and varied Las Vegas info a weekly basis. Minor errors are going to happen. We don’t mind being alerted to them, and we do immediately fix the online version when we goof.
None of us have communications or journalism degrees. We are just a group of long time (five years or greater… almost 15 years in my case) locals who love our city and love giving you the scoop about Las Vegas!
Enjoy This Issue!
Ronn Lucas Show Open At The New Steve Wyrick Entertainment Complex – International comedian-ventriloquist Ronn Lucas is proud to announce his show, “The Ronn Lucas Show” performing daily at 3 p.m. (Tickets), inside the new Steve Wyrick Entertainment Complex in the Miracle Mile Shops (Desert Passage) at the Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “The Ronn Lucas Show”, a favorite for adults and children, is unlike any show in Las Vegas. With his sidekicks Buffalo Billy (the puppet comedian who thinks he’s a ladies’ man) and Scorch (the lovable, green, teenaged dragon) Lucas mixes stand-up comedy, improvisation, audience participation, puppetry and vocal gymnastics to astonish and delight audiences worldwide. Click to Read The Full Story …
Tao Las Vegas Hosts Events Tuesday Through Sunday Nights – TAO Las Vegas located on the Las Vegas Strip at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino hosts weekly events for those seeking a trendy and stylish destination. The weekly events are as follows: Temple Tuesday: TAO’s Ultra Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere, casual attire and house music spun by resident DJ Galeano and special weekly guests. Doors open at 11 p.m. and bottle service is available. Call 800-696-5721 to arrange bottle service or VIP passes.
Jackie Collins Launches Her 25th Book At Harrah’s Las Vegas – Top-Selling Novelist Invites Public To Exclusive Pre-Publication Book Signing Event For “Drop Dead Beautiful” – Jackie Collins, one of the world’s top-selling novelists, will launch her latest book tour in support of DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL, her 25th sizzling novel that centers on the glamour of Sin City, with a book signing and reading at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Set for Saturday, June 23rd from 1:00 p.m. û 3:00 p.m., the event will be held in The Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s Las Vegas and is open to the public. Click to Read The Full Story …
KC & The Sunshine Band To Play 7/7/07 Mandalay Beach Wedding Reception – Lucky Guests Receive Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity – Upping the ante on the lucky 7/7/07 Beach wedding ceremony, Mandalay Bay has signed one of the most popular dance bands of all time to play the reception. Imagine a beach wedding at sunset followed by a lavish dinner with open bar, topped off by the ultimate dance party reception under the stars. All in Las Vegas and on the luckiest day of the year! Now couples will have the unique opportunity to boast “KC & The Sunshine Band played at my wedding reception.” The combined ceremony, offering weddings, renewals and commitment ceremonies, will take place on Mandalay Beach at 8 p.m. Click to Read The Full Story …
Martina McBride To Bring Her 2007 Summer Tour To Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, July 27 – Country music superstar Martina McBride will bring her 2007 summer tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Country sensation Little Big Town is scheduled to open the show. (Martina McBride Tickets) On April 3, McBride released her ninth album, Waking Up Laughing, which she produced on her own. “Anyway,” the debut single, currently sits at No. 9 after only eight weeks on the country charts, making it her fastest-rising single ever and marks her first songwriting credit. She co-wrote two additional songs on the new album as well. Click to Read The Full Story …
The Mirage Dolphin Habitat Earns Prestigious Honor – Dolphin Care Facility Recognized For Excellence In Marine Mammal Care, Conservation And Education – The Mirage Dolphin Habitat has earned accreditation by one of most respected marine care and conservation societies, the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. Collectively, the Alliance represents the greatest expertise in caring for marine mammals in the world. “Members of the Alliance are committed to standards of care that surpass current regulatory requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Act,” said Alliance Executive Director Marilee Menard. “The recent accreditation of The Mirage Dolphin Habitat indicates the facility excels in providing care for their dolphins.” Click to Read The Full Story …
Classic Cigar Art Announces Debut Art Show and Sale – VIP Event Will Launch Two-Day “Timeless Treasures” Showcase – Classic Cigar Art has announced it will launch its debut art show, with a VIP reception on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., followed by a public art show and sale on Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Both events will be held at the JW Marriott Conference Center in Summerlin. The display area will evoke the elegance of the “golden age” of the cigar and highlight the show’s theme, “Timeless Treasures.” More than one hundred of Classic Cigar Art’s original, antique lithographs and collections will be on display and available for purchase. Click to Read The Full Story …
Members Mania – We Love Our Readers!
Reader Submitted Photos:
My Husband and myself were in Las Vegas June 06 and took loads of photos. This is one of my favourites, which is the Luxor. Here’s looking forward to revisiting in 2008!
Claire from rainy England
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Hi, Ted,Our life goal is to move to Las Vegas. In the meantime, we must settle for working and coming out a few times a year. On one of our trips a couple years ago, we were staying at Harrah’s. As we were getting ready to head out for the day, I happened to look out and see the rainbow. Although we didn’t find a pot of gold that day, we did have a fabulous time.
Thanks so much for the fantastic newsletter.
The Benders (currently of CO, soon to be of LV)
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Martin C. Grube submitted this Venetian shot with a couple of airplanes high above… on each side of the tower:
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Sharon Jagger submitted this shot of the front Liberace Museum, which is located only a few minutes east of The Strip on Tropicana:
If you have a great photo of Las Vegas to share with our readers (can be artistic or just a really enjoyable photo), send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click to more Photos of Wynn Las Vegas.
Dear Ted,My best friend and myself would like to obtain tickets to the Country Music Awards show for next year in May, how would we go about getting those tickets?? Would we be able to get them in Vegas and would we be able to sit among the celebrities or would we have to sit in the nose bleed section?
Love Access Vegas, so much info.
R. Rhodes from Florida
Tickets for concerts and award shows go on sale generally 2-4 months in advance (sometimes slightly longer).
We always post ticket information as soon as we are notified it is available in the newsletter and on the site, both in the concert listings in the sidebar of every page, the concert listings in every newsletter, and at our entertainment calendar at http://www.accessvegas.com/entertainment
Have a Vegas comment or question? Post To Our Message Boards!
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Readers Rants, Raves, and Questions – Great reader questions and comments from our Access Vegas Message Boards. Help someone out or post your own comment or question!
Quite a Pair – Producers hope teaming of Hans Klok, Pamela Anderson does the trick for audiencesHans Klok Tickets
Making It Look Easy – Wayne Brady’s improv gets laughs during his old-time variety showWayne Brady Tickets
‘Spamalot’ works despite stretching its materialMonty Python’s Spamalot Tickets
Brand consistency leads to ‘La Femme’ name changeCrazy Horse Las Vegas Tickets
Law Bans Music Fakes
Sean Griffin, Chef at Neros Las Vegas
Diamonds stores are forever in Forum Shops – Three jewelry heavyweights vie to offer high-priced ice
More controversy surrounding flyers on the Strip
Australia’s PBL plans partnership in Las Vegas hotel-casino
Casino Fight: NFL Player Pays Fine
Jackson Auction, Day 1, Fetches $500,000
Debate Over Towbin Hummer Flag Continues
Clint Holmes’ “Just Another Man” Preview Performances
State Senate Considers Billion Dollar Bond For I-15 Improvements
McCarran Airport Earns High Grade in Safety
McCarran ranks 5th best airport in the nation
Tour Las Vegas’ Natural History at The Springs Preserve
Taking It All In Stride – Entertainer Clint Holmes uses own troubles as fodder for musical
Waiting Game – Difficulty getting in and out at Rao’s taints dining experience
Champ ready as World Series starts – Poker tournament opens today; main event next month
Exec speaks; Binion’s rumors fly
Flying to LV a breeze – Summer winds help Southwest limit delays, add flights
As Las Vegas grows, local residents fret, Lied study suggests – Report says developers, educators challenged by swelling population
Busting Out – Hotels see promise in European pools as extension of Vegas nightclub scene
Juhl reaches tenth floor
Wet ‘n Wild site project proceeding, official says
Oscar entertains Kiki’s arena query
Fired Up – Bellagio art gallery to feature exhibit on Picasso’s ceramics
Sahara to get some high-profile glitz
V at Lake Las Vegas launches condos sales
Kyle Canyon plan has nostalgic aim
‘Yonkers Joe’ seeking extras
Site work under way for Windmill Lane Plaza – Office, retail park already half-leased, developer says
Balloon pilot delights in drifting above din
Med school grads leaving – Most do residency training elsewhere
Private-equity investors may map future of Strip growth
Speculators sniff around Gold Spike
Trump time – Developer says wait to enter Las Vegas market worthwhile
‘Dreamgirls’ fan takes note of star
An unprecedented era of one-upmanship waged by rival billionaires Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson and Trump
St. George tour gives visitors a taste of yesteryear
Comedy veteran exploring new digs
Speed: The Ride may be what you need
Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:
- 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)
- Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
- New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)
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