Access Vegas Insider Vibe – February 7, 2007 Insider Vibe

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Hello From Las Vegas! My condolences to our friends in Chicago, who not only had to deal with the loss of “Da Bears” but only with below zero temperatures over the weekend. (For our international readers, freezing is 32 F here. Zero here is -17 C)! We in Las Vegas had 65 on Super Bowl Sunday, and the past couple of days have been in the low 70’s. If you are a Bears fan, let me suggest a trip our way to drown your sorrows and warm your bodies.

Maverick for Valentines Day In Vegas – One of the hottest, most unique Valentines Day activities here in Las Vegas is a night flight over the stunning lights of the Las Vegas Strip on Maverick Helicopter Tours. These flights are a full flight up an down the entire Las Vegas Strip from the very bottom of The Strip all the way to downtown and back, and you can spice it up with an actual wedding (or wedding vow renewal) high above the Las Vegas Strip if desired! Enjoy this preview video (broadband) and reach more info on Maverick Las Vegas Night Flights.

Slot Machine Concerto – Every been mesmerized by the fun, colorful sounds that come out of your favorite slot machine? A very funny video on YouTube features an orchestra playing in concerto with four “slot players” which ring in appropriate slot machine sounds. This is a must watch: Slot Machine Concerto

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The Mel Brooks Musical Comedy The Producers At Paris Las Vegas Casts Glamorous Broadway And West End Star Leigh Zimmerman As “Ulla” In The Production’s Vegas Premiere – The MEL BROOKS comedy The Producers, at Paris Las Vegas, announced today that critically acclaimed actress Leigh Zimmerman has been cast as the seductive Swedish secretary, “Ulla.” Zimmerman has garnered rave reviews for her work as “Ulla” in the Broadway version of The Producers and is an Olivier Award nominee for originating the role, alongside Nathan Lane, in London’s West End version. She made her New York debut as an original cast member of the Tony Award winning musical, The Will Rogers Follies. Zimmerman’s other Broadway shows include Chicago, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Crazy for You. Zimmerman will join television legend David Hasselhoff for the Las Vegas debut of The Producers in February of 2007. Zimmerman has won over critics with her portrayal of “Ulla” in The Producers. Click to Read The Full Story …

David Copperfield’s An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion Returns to MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre in February 2007 – Master magician and illusionist David Copperfield (Ticket Link) brings his 2007 tour back to MGM Grand’s intimate 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with scheduled performances February 5 through February 18. David Copperfield, whom the New York Times calls “our era’s giant of magic,” is touting An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion as his most spectacular stage show ever. Dazzling new illusions include “Lottery,” one of the most incredible predictions in the history of magic. Click to Read The Full Story …

Last Of The Breed Tour Featuring Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Friends Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Theatre For Performing Arts Saturday, March 10 – Country Outlaws Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard headline the Last of the Breed Tour with special guests Ray Price and Asleep At The Wheel at the Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theatre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 10 at 8pm. (Ticket Link). Willie Nelson is one of the most iconic artists in music history; most popularly known as the king of the “Outlaw Music” era in the 70s. At age six Willie taught himself how to play the guitar and dreamed of a career in music. Willie Nelson is not just a singer but a songwriter, actor, humanitarian and political activist. Willie Nelson is now 74 years old and is as popular now as he was in his prime. Click to Read The Full Story …

Get ‘Nasty’ with Janet Jackson in ‘Legends’ – Karin Lawson Impersonates the Diva in the IP’s Celebrity TributeLegends in Concert at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino is about to get “Nasty.” Beginning Monday, Jan. 22, Karin Lawson returns to the celebrity tribute show to perform as Janet Jackson, the youngest of the nine Jackson family children and one of the most successful artists in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Click to Read The Full Story …

De La Hoya vs. Mayweather Super Fight May 5 At MGM Grand In Las Vegas – MGM Grand Garden Arena To Host Championship Title Bout – It will be an unprecedented super fight between two boxing superstars and former Olympians. It will be an event poised to shatter records many believe would never be broken. Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya will meet unbeaten, four-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Saturday, May 5 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in the biggest fight to hit the sport in decades. “This is what boxing is all about and fighting Floyd Mayweather is the type of fight that truly gets me motivated to go through a hard training camp and make the sacrifices I have to make to be the best,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “We’ve talked about it, the press and the fans have asked for it, and now we’re going to put it all on the line and fight. I can’t wait for May 5.” Click to Read The Full Story …

La Femme Renamed MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris – MGM Grand’s acclaimed cabaret production La Femme changes its name to MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris. The original Crazy Horse in Paris has been an illustrious night spot for the past 55 years and has drawn international and U.S. celebrities over and over again, including Madonna, Warren Beatty, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, President John F. Kennedy, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Jean Paul Gauthier, Dita Von Teese and Pink. Click to Read The Full Story …

And The Winner Is – Shortly after the Academy Award nominees were announced, Jay Kornegay — the Las Vegas Hilton’s Superbook odds-master — calculated each nominee’s odds of winning, which he will begin sharing in his first blog entry on (Predictions made by Jay Kornegay are for entertainment purposes only. This information should not be used for any wagering, betting, gaming or gambling in any form or manner). Movie fans can check out Jay’s blog postings on for regular updates, tracking the nominees’ progress until Oscar night on February 25. According to Jay, below are the current odds of winning for each nominee in each of the six major categories:

Best Picture: Babel 3-1, The Departed 5-2, Letters From Iwo Jima 4-1, Little Miss Sunshine 10-1, The Queen 6-1.

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – Blood Diamond 3-1, Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson 8-1, Peter O’toole — Venus 6-1, Will Smith – The Pursuit Of Happiness 10-1, Forest Whitaker – The Last King Of Scotland 6-5.

Best Actress: Penelope Cruz – Volver 6-1, Judi Dench – Notes On A Scandal 6-1, Helen Mirren – The Queen Even, Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada 9-5, Kate Winslet – Little Children 4-1.

Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine 5-2, Jackie Earle Haley – Little Children 4-1, Djimon Hounsou – Blood Diamond 3-1, Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls 8-5, Mark Wahlberg – The Departed 6-1.

Best Supporting Actress: Adriana Barraza – Babel 4-1, Cate Blanchett – Notes On a Scandal 2-1, Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine 8-1, Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls 7-5, Rinko Kikuchi — Babel 6-1.

Best Director: Babel 3-1, The Departed (Martin Scorsese) 5-2, Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood) 2-1, The Queen 6-1, United 93 10-1.

Gambling Talk: Playing Internet Tournaments — Part 2 — Multiple Poker Tournaments – with Victor H. Royer. Multitable tournaments generally mirror precisely the kind of tournaments with which you may be familiar in the real-world brick-and-mortar type casino and poker rooms and card rooms that feature and offer them. Such multitable tournaments usually take the form and structure of the well-known WPT and WSOP tournaments, and consequently they are easily understood by anyone who has already played in a land-based poker tournament. For those who are familiar only with the Internet, playing multitable poker tournaments is very easy. The word “multitable” clearly indicates that this is a tournament that will be played on several tables, and that therefore there will be many participants. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Alexis Park Resort Las Vegas – The non-gaming Alexis Park resort is a gem to be discovered in Vegas, amidst all the excitement of the gaming resorts, if you’re looking for a peaceful getaway to Vegas. The lush landscaped surroundings will relax you. If gaming is not a necessity, the resort leaves nothing to be desired! The Alexis Park is located just east of the strip, across the street from Hard Rock Hotel which means that you’ll miss none of the action the strip has to offer. Also close the University of Nevada, Fashion Show Mall, Sands Expo Center, and much more!

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – Fremont Street Las Vegas History – Historical retrospective of the Fremont Street Experience (Downtown Las Vegas) from the early casinos to the modern light show.

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Dear Ted,

I just received your newsletter for the first time today. I have to gasp and try to catch my breath after just skimming over it very quickly. My first impression was to say hey (WHAT A BUNDLE OF INFO). I want to take my time going over all you have provided,so I will close now.

Thanks Again,

Bob Ashline

Ted Responds:

Bob, With so much happening in Las Vegas, no question the newsletter is always jammed. What most people tell me the do is leave the issues in their email inbox so they can enjoy referring back to them again and again to pick up anything they missed the first time.

Glad you enjoy it and thanks for reading!

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  • 2007

  • Valentines Day February 14
  • Presidents Day February 17-19 (3 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 22-25 (3 day weekend)
  • St. Patricks Day March 17 (Falls on a Saturday)
  • March Madness (NCAA Basketball Playoffs) March 15-18, March 22-25, Final Four March 31-April 2
  • Victoria Day (Canada) May 19-21 (3 day weekend)
  • Memorial Day May 26-28 (3 day weekend)
  • Mothers Day May 13
  • Fathers Day June 17
  • Independence Day July 4
  • Civic Holiday (Canada) August 6 (3 day weekend)
  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
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