In This Issue: Imperial Palace Update, George Wallace Is Funny, Chef Live – From Las Vegas, Forever Plaid Discount, Delirium At MGM, Poolside Happy Hour, Vegas Summer Drinks, Gambling Talk On Slots, Palms Fantasy Suites, Readers Respond, more…
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Hello From Las Vegas! We want to wish Jerry Lewis a speedy and good recovery from his recent heart troubles. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform in 2000 and was blown away (read my archived review). I was born well after his height of fame and can’t say I’m necessarily a fan of his movies. But as a stage entertainer, Lewis is one of the finest I’ve every seen. He had to cancel his July engagement here in Las Vegas, but he will be hosting the Labor Day Telethon live from the South Coast Hotel Casino.
Imperial Palace Future? – The word surrounding the future implosion of the Imperial Palace changes by the day and by the source. Is (IP owner) Harrah’s going to blow it up and put something new on that spot? Yes. But we have very mixed signals about how soon. The hotel has been undergoing significant changes and renovation, most of which make no sense if the hotel is on its last legs. Having said that, an implosion and construction project is such a major decision that Harrah’s wouldn’t let a few bucks worth of changes at the IP stand in the way or a decision to go ahead and torch it. We’ll keep you posted …
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The George Wallace Show Gets Better
Reviewed May, 2006
by Phil Arnold
The George Wallace Show in Las Vegas has been in town for a little over two years, and it has gotten better. The show was good two years ago when I saw it, but I think Wallace is even more comfortable with Las Vegas audiences than he was before. In many ways he plays the audience like a skilled fisherman. He evaluates the audience as he goes, and adjusts to the audience. If you go and see shows on back-to-back nights you are likely to see 75% different material than you did the night before.
What will you see when you go see George Wallace at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino? You will see a very funny show. You know that Wallace is going to talk about “I be thinking,” how he has been observing people and situations, and he will offer some common sense, but really funny suggestions and solutions. He will pick on some people in the audience, joking good-naturedly about audience members, often related to various professions. If you are a lawyer, or work at an airport, you might get picked on. And if you are a prison guard who is wearing an orange jump suit, you might get picked on. Click to Read Full Review …
Cheflive Brings Innovative Cooking Shows To The Masses Via Internet And IPTv: Las Vegas Visitors Participate In Tapings! – In business, the clichÚ phrase “think outside the box” is an important element of success – and no truer than in the case of Cheflive. Just one year after entering the Las Vegas market, Cheflive is not only enjoying early rave reviews, it is preparing for an even brighter future. Click to Read The Full Story …
“Forever Plaid” Salutes The U.S. Armed Forces With A 2 For 1 Show Ticket Offer: Military Discount Offer Runs From July 4 Through 9 – To honor the U.S. Armed Forces during Independence Day, “Forever Plaid – The Heavenly Musical Hit!” will offer a two for one show ticket discount to all active duty and retired military personnel from July 4 through July 9. “Forever Plaid” is the story of four unlikely heroes whose dreams of musical glory come true. The plot revolves around the four Plaids miraculous return to earth years after their untimely deaths to perform the concert of their dreams. The hit musical comedy perfectly blends ’50s and ’60s Rock ‘n Roll with popular show and dance tunes of the era. Click to Read The Full Story …
Delirium – Turning Music Into Motion; Cirque Du Soleil’s First Live Arena Event To Perform At MGM Grand September 8 & 9 – Cirque du Soleil presents DELIRIUM, the multi-faceted event of unprecedented proportion featuring Cirque du Soleil music remixed. Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever live arena event kicked off its North American tour in Montreal Jan. 26 and will visit the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9. Both performances are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Created and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, DELIRIUM is driven by an urban tribal beat and awe-inspiring visuals as musicians, singers and dancers transform the arena into a joyous frenzy. DELIRIUM is the quest for balance in a world that is increasingly out of sync with reality. The show pushes the limit of arena performance through technical magnitude, human introspection and creative prowess. Click to Read The Full Story …
Tina Turner ‘Rolling Down the River’ In ‘Legends’; Queen of Rock Impersonator Debuts In Celebrity Tribute Show – Audiences at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino’s “Legends in Concert” will be “rolling down the river” when Queen of Rock Tina Turner debuts in the celebrity tribute show Monday, May 22. Lori Mitchell-Gay says the voice “just comes easy” to her when impersonating glamorous singers. She will perform “I Want to Take You Higher,” “River Deep — Mountain High,” “Private Dancer” and “Proud Mary.” Click to Read The Full Story …
Summer = Happy Hour – What would summer be without a daily happy hour? The Las Vegas Hilton is taking advantage of its third floor pool deck (with a great view of the city) to throw a “Cool By the Pool” happy hour, where two-for-one drinks are served, music (live and D.J.) is everywhere, and Foster’s and Bacardi are sponsors. Happy hour (technically happy hours) is 5 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Pool Party Featuring Grammy-Nominated Singer Lisa Loeb Monday, July 3 At Suncoast Poolside – A dozen years after exploding onto the scene with “Stay (I Missed You),” Lisa Loeb-one of the most recognizable musical artists of the last decade-premieres not only her first “best of” collection but her own unscripted TV series. Featuring 18 selections, The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb includes all of her hits from five albums from 1995 to 2004 as well as the most memorable tracks from her career to date. The literary Loeb also penned the album’s liner notes. Click to Read The Full Story…
Sips of Summer – There is no better way to unwind than with a refreshing, hand-crafted summer cocktail. Whether you are enjoying a sunny afternoon at home or hitting the town on a balmy night, these seasonal libations will please every palate. From the classics to the latest in beverage innovation, the following cool cocktails from the mixologists of MGM MIRAGE are guaranteed to quench your thirst.
Available at Bellagio (Created by Drew Levinson)
- Featured at Sensi
- Bella Peach:1 1/4 oz Absolut Apeach Vodka
1/2 oz Marie Brizzard Cassis De Bordeaux
1 oz white peach puree
1 oz sweet and sour
Juice of 1/4 lime
Splash of cranberry juice
In a shaker combine all ingredients. Shake and strain into an ice filled specialty glass.
*Garnish with three fresh raspberries
- Bella Peach:1 1/4 oz Absolut Apeach Vodka
- Featured at the Pool
- Java Slide:2 oz Starbucks Coffee Liquor
1 oz Navan Vanilla Liquor
3 oz. Pina Colada Mix (House made with pineapple juice, coconut mil and cream)
Combine ingredients in blender with ice and blend. Garnish with a chocolate-covered coffee bean
- Java Slide:2 oz Starbucks Coffee Liquor
Available At The Mirage
- Featured at Paradise Cafe at The Mirage Pool
- Strawberry Fresca:1 oz Pyrat XO Rum
1 oz Marie Brizard Apry Liqueur
2 oz sweet and sour
2 oz strawberry puree
Flash blend all ingredients with ice then pour over additional ice. Garnish with half a strawberry and orange slice on the rim.
- Summer Quencher:1 1/2 oz Grey Goose Le Citron
1 1/2 oz Leroux Peach Schnapps
3 oz sweet and sour
Fill up with San Bitter Italian Soda.
Pour all ingredients over ice. Garnish with lemon twist and sprig of mint.
- Strawberry Fresca:1 oz Pyrat XO Rum
World Series Of Blackjack Kicks Off Schedule – The “World Series of Blackjack” taped at the Las Vegas Hilton, kicked off its schedule last Monday in primetime (10 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Pacific) on GSN (formerly the Game Show Network). The show will feature a new episode each Monday (then repeat two additional times during the week) for 13 weeks through August 28. The series can be seen on GSN (consult local cable listings) and nationally on Direct TV Channel 309 and Dish Network Channel 116.
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More Live Music At The Riviera!
Ziggy Marley To Play Palms Pool & Bungalows At The Palms Casino Resort
G. Love & Special Sauce To Play Palms Pool & Bungalows At The Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas Favorite Jimmy Hopper Returns To Las Vegas
America and Christopher Cross Join Forces for 2006 Stars on the Lake Concert Series, July 3, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.
MTV Favorites Hawthorne Heights Just Added to 2006 Red, White & Boom Festival
The Cannery Casino & Hotel Presents Little Anthony & The Imperials on July 8
Comedy Legend Joan Rivers Returns To The Tropicana Resort & Casino
Rock Is On The Way: Little River Band Hits The Stage At The Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge July 8
Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay At The Mandalay Bay
David Spade Returns To The Mirage
Nickelback, With Special Guests Hoobastank And Chevelle, Brings 2006 Tour To The Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Aug. 19
George Wallace Welcomes Music Sensation Mosaic: Six Man Act Reinvent A Cappella To Support Wallace In Special Engagement
Grammy«-Nominated Duo Daryl Hall & John Oates Bring Philly Soul To Lake Las vegas For 2006 Stars On The Lake Concert Series
The Mentalist Moves To The Legendary Stardust Resort & Casino
Mariah Carey Announces Her Eagerly Anticipated “The Adventures Of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour”
British Lifestyle Brand Ben Sherman Stakes Claim Inside The Shops In Desert Passage Summer 2006
Las Vegas Hilton Signs Brooks & Dunn To Multi-Year Performances: Legendary Duo Announces Agreement At News Conference Today
Hiring starting to cool in LV – Companies adding to staffs but at lower rate than recent years
Room rates head down – Demand for hotel rooms slips for Fourth of July holiday
MGM Mirage’s $7 billion project starts construction
Westward Ho site could join mixed-use craze – Tharaldson Cos. planning $1.8 billion resort after purchasing 14 acres
Stardust hotel in Las Vegas not taking bookings past Nov. 1
Impersonator portrays Prince – Henderson resident presents ‘Purple Reign’ tribute
Five venues around the Strip enjoy the profits of the popular entertainment
LV visitor tally flat for April – Two months of stagnant totals not a concern, analyst says
Strip booms again – Projects expand tourism capacity
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