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Hello From Las Vegas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and I’m not talking Christmas. We men are celebrating the start of (American) Football season, unquestionably the most popular sport in the U.S. For the next four months, I’ll hear multiple excuses about why various staffers need to run errands… at right about 4 PM. (Prime Time college games start at 5 PM our time, NFL games at 6 PM). Funny… they seem to always return with a stack of sports book betting tickets!
The moms are happy the kids are back in school, and the singles are psyched about the opening of clubs Blush (Wynn Las Vegas) and LAX (Luxor). BTW… we can hook you up with VIP passes and table/bottle reservations at 800-696-5721.
VMA’s and AVP – Combine to make the biggest weekend in a long, long time this coming Sept. 6-9, 2007. The MTV Music Awards air live from The Palms on Sunday Sept. 9 at 9 PM Eastern. A few premium tickets are available but you better have one fat wallet to see this history-making Las Vegas event in person.
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is live from Caesars Palace on the 6’th – 8’th (Tickets). Finals are televised on the 8’th on MyNetworkTV (check local listings) This is of special interest to us: The Gods and Goddess’ Tourney contest. Our good friend and business associate Harley Van Hyning won the Atlanta God of the Beach contest and is in the town for the festivities and finals.
Harley is currently best known for his DestinFloridaPodcast.com, which is well worth a listen for our friends from the south and Midwest who enjoy visiting Destin and Panama City Beach, Florida. He’ll also be doing some reporting for us here over the weekend on the recent opening of Blush Nightclub and other nightlife activities.
Features Will Return – Many of your favorite features like the photos of the week, reader questions, gambling tips, and reader submitted photos will return in September. Still plenty of news and information this week.
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King For A Day! Or At Least For 45 Minutes! Monty Python’s Spamalot Inaugurates “The Very Important Person Package” At Wynn Las Vegas – Monty Python’s Spamalot At Wynn Las Vegas Will Reveal “Secrets Of The Grail” With The Launch Of The Very Important Person Package (V.I.P.P.) On August 31. (Tickets) V.I.P.P. ticket holders will be escorted behind the curtain and taken backstage to see the inner sanctum of the Strip’s funniest show. They will sign a blood oath, swearing not to reveal any of the secrets, and violators will be impaled on a spike. The V.I.P.P. tickets go on sale August 22 and include premium seating, a 45-minute “Secrets of the Grail” backstage tour after the show and, a commemorative Grail cup (filled with beer or soft drink). Guests will be able to take once-in-a-lifetime photos with cast and crew, set pieces and props. Click to Read The Full Story …
Gwen Stefani Returns To The Pearl At The Palms October 26 – Pop Music Sensation Sean Kingston Joins Stefani – The Palms Casino Resort announced today that Gwen Stefani will return to The Pearl (Tickets) at the Palms Casino Resort following performing at the Grand Opening of the theater to a sold out crowd earlier this year. Stefani is set to return for an intimate performance on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. with support from pop singer Sean Kingston. Gwen Stefani is a music and fashion icon. Beginning with her career as the lead singer of the multi-platinum Grammy award winning band No Doubt, Stefani has performed the world over including the Super Bowl half-time show and opening slots for the Rolling Stones and U2. Click to Read The Full Story …
Velvet Revolver And Alice In Chains To Perform At Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, September 21 – Creative sparks fly each night Velvet Revolver, one of rock’s most electrifying bands, takes the stage throughout their current North American tour. (Tickets) This is certain to continue when they perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Sept. 21. Alice in Chains, the popular metal rock band from Seattle, is scheduled to open the show at 8 p.m. The rock supergroup is comprised of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), Slash (guitars), Dave Kushner (guitars), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Click to Read The Full Story …
Kellie Pickler Set To Perform At Whiskey Pete’s Showroom – Proving you don’t have to win “American Idol” to become one, Kellie Pickler will perform at Whiskey Pete’s Showroom in Primm, Nev., on Friday, September 14 at 9 p.m. Tickets, priced at $24.95, plus applicable tax and fees are available at Whiskey Pete’s Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets. Pickler, an “American Idol” finalist last year, quickly became a fan favorite with her homespun, Southern-style charm and incredible vocal range. BNA Records, a subsidiary label of Sony BMG Music, released her debut album, “Small Town Girl” in late 2006. The first single from that album, “Red High Heels,” quickly climbed the country charts. Sales from Pickler’s album made her the best selling new country solo artist for 2006. Click to Read The Full Story …
Bottoms Up II: Burlesque Strikes Back – Las Vegas arguably longest running show (with only a couple of interruptions) is back. Bottoms Up is a rollicking romp in the bawdy style of old-fashioned burlesque comedy. Neither politically correct nor remotely for the kids, show Producer Breck Wall costars with David Harris, Sue Motsinger, James Dalton and a supporting cast of alluring male and female dancers. Click to Read The Full Story …
“Undefeated”: Mayweather vs. Hatton Lands At The MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas – The records are pristine and spectacular û a combined 81-0 with 55 knockouts. However, the stage is now set for “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather or Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton to face a blemish on their record Saturday, Dec. 8, (Tickets) something both men are willing to go to war to prevent. Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions are proud to present “UNDEFEATED”, a historic night of boxing featuring two undefeated champions battling for Mayweather’s World Welterweight Championship at the MGM Garden Arena. A fast sellout is expected as the fight already has the world buzzing in anticipation of seeing two of boxing’s premier, undefeated superstars finally meet in the ring. Click to Read The Full Story …
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- 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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