Access Vegas Insider Vibe – August 20, 2005

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In This Issue: Transformation Of The Mirage, Win Dirk Arthur Tickets Plus Dinner At The Tropicana, Sirens Of TI Drink Launch, PowerPass and Vegas Passport, Jimmy Buffett Returns, Sixth Annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza, more ….

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Hello From Las Vegas! Been a busy couple of weeks. We’re giving away tickets to Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur plus dinner at Tuscany Italian Cafe from The Tropicana. Click to our Las Vegas Contests and Giveaways page to enter this and other current promotions. And stay subscribed … my office is stacked with comps, passports, and all kinds of coming giveaways only for our readers!

Passports – In this issue, we feature two “must have” passports: PowerPass and Vegas Passport. Both let you pay one price to access the hottest things to do in Las Vegas. PowerPass is for activities and Vegas Passport is for clubs. Each is worth every penny, especially Vegas Passport which gives you time-saving VIP access to what are seriously the hottest clubs in town. Hey, we don’t like to wait in line and they don’t want you to either.

Sirens of TI – Photographer Tom takes us behind the scenes at the tryouts for Sirens of TI and for their Sirens Mist drink launch at Mist. The revamped pirate show at TI (Treasure Island) celebrates it’s second anniversary in November. Nobody is taking you behind the scenes like we do!

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See the Grand Canyon in a Jet Helicopter! For years Maverick Helicopters has been providing a true VIP Helicopter experience of the Grand Canyon. We do things a little different than any other helicopter Company. We give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas Strip tours plus Helicopter Weddings also available!

Transformation Of The MirageThe Mirage, the hotel that introduced the concept of destination resort to the Las Vegas Strip in 1989, today announced details of a transformation intended to maintain its preeminent position in what has become an increasingly competitive tourism market.

To recapture its leading-edge position, The Mirage will introduce new amenities including restaurants created by the world’ most acclaimed designers and featuring menus by renowned chefs, a dynamic nightclub, a stunning lounge, a modern gaming area featuring Dale Chihuly sculptures and a Cirque du Soleil production celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles. Additionally, the resort’ volcano, the iconic Mirage feature recognized around the world, will undergo a fiery enhancement.

“At its opening, and for years following it, The Mirage set the standard for Las Vegas resorts. The changes we’re introducing will ensure that the resort remains at the forefront of the city’ contemporary scene,” said Scott Sibella, president and COO of The Mirage. Read full story …

New Giveaway! – Win Dinner And A Show At The Tropicana including Show Tickets To Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur, and Dinner For Two at Tuscany Italian Cafe!

Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur – Monstrous cats … heart-pounding illusions. It’s magic to the extreme, as beautiful blue-eyed Bengals, African black leopards, even a pure white snow tiger appear out of nowhere!

Tuscany Italian Cafe – Spend an evening in the Mediterranean at Tuscany Italian Cafe, the Tropicana’s brand new Italian-style bistro. You’ll feel right at home in the casual, friendly atmosphere of a Florence cafe, where we pour on the service as much as the sauces!

Enter To Win Dirk Arthur Tickets And Dinner For Two At Tuscany Italian Cafe Tropicana Las Vegas

Sirens Of TI Drink Launch – To create the sultriest must-have cocktail this summer, toss in a splash of sass and a shot of fun and “shake it up” with the Sirens of TI. Sirens Mist is sure to delight the senses with a blend of Skyy Citrus Vodka, Stoli Raspberry Vodka, Sour Apple Pucker and Seven Up.

Created by Emmy award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega, the Sirens of TI features a musical score by award-winning record producer and songwriter Emilio Estefan. From daring swordplay to high-diving acrobatics and eye-popping pyrotechnics, the show is packed with countless thrills. Experience music, dance, excitement and seduction nightly at 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino.

Mist Bar and Lounge at Treasure Island is a relaxing and inviting nightspot. This hip bar and lounge attracts a lively mix of cool Las Vegans and hotel guests seeking a stylish yet casual setting. A tasteful blend of rock music and popular hits fills the room, giving a fresh energy to Treasure Island. If drinking, conversation and people watching are what you are looking for, then Mist is the perfect destination.

Show Review – Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur

Reviewed July 20, 2005
Nancy Hruska

The Tropicana’s very own Dirk Arthur lives up to his “extreme” reputation in the most outrageous ways a Las Vegas magic show could dream: big cats, helicopters, trains, and heart pumping theatrical effects. Dirk Arthur has added some extra quality ingredients to the already renowned mind-boggling illusions. His fast paced show is also capable of reminding his audience of the mystery of magic through timeless, classic tricks and humor suitable for all ages. In addition viewers get a sneak peek into the humanitarian side of Dirk Arthur: It looks as though his cats reserve the right to upstage anyone. Click to read the complete review …

PowerPass and Vegas Passport – are the two best new opportunities for the Las Vegas visitor. In Las Vegas, the price of fun can add up fast. But not for you! You get to do all of the top activities or nightlife (do both!) for one very affordable price that let’s you do everything YOU want to do without busting your budget!

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“Crazy Girl” From Poland Returns – The Polish “Crazy Girl” has returned to the show at the Riviera Hotel & Casino after a two-year hiatus and is surprised at the growth of Las Vegas.

She recently said, “I was in `Crazy Girls’ during 2001 and 2002. I’m a native of Bytow, Poland. I have a brother and a baby sister who is younger. She is in middle school. I went to one of the best ballet school in Poland. It is in Gdansk. I was in national competitions for ballet. My dance training is mostly classical. We train for nine years in school from ages 9-18.” Read full story …

Five O’Clock Somewhere – It’s always five o’clock in Las Vegas, and we are looking forward to the return of Jimmy Buffett for two dates in October, both on the 22’nd and the 29’th! I’m a big fan (parrothead) so this should be a lot of fun. Grab Your Jimmy Buffett Las Vegas Tickets Now! The pre-concert party is always out-of-control and I’m sure this year will be no exception.

Jimmy Buffett not your speed? Someone you love is probably playing Las Vegas during your visit. Check out our comprehensive Las Vegas Concert and Headliner Calendar.

Sixth Annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza – Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation to host Sixth Annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. benefiting the Las Vegas-based non-profit hospice care program. Guests will be able to experience an assortment of tasty wines sponsored by Johnson Brothers and delicious foods provided by several top Las Vegas restaurants such as The Carmel Room at the Rampart Casino, Harley Davidson CafÚ, and Sammy’ Woodfired Pizza to name a few.

Participants will have a chance to bid for great prizes during live and silent auctions or donate up to $40 to the Opportunity Balloons – guaranteeing a prize. Open to the public, the event is located at Gaudin Jaguar – Porsche – Aston Martin of Las Vegas, 7200 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $40 inclusive. Please contact Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation for more information or to purchase tickets at 702.938.3910 or 702.938.3959.

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Free Email Addresses Ending – As of Sept. 1, 2005 we will have to discontinue the free email we’ve made available to our members for so long. Notice has been posted in the email section of our message board for the past few weeks. Call it a victim of our success. We’ve received word that people have shown up at events saying they were shooting for us, or that they knew me, and unfortunately the ability of everyone to get an email let’s someone pretend that they are working for us and request media passes to events. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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