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Black History Month

Featured Artists of January

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes our Newest Columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway

Black History Month was established in 1976 by Afro-Americans for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. The month-long celebration was an expansion of Negro History Week, which was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, director of what was then known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson selected the week in February that embraced the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The celebration may have had its origins in the separate efforts of Mary Church Terrell, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the African American collegiate fraternity Omega Phi Psi.  With the rise of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s, many in the African American community began to complain about the insufficiency of a week-long celebration. In 1976, the ASNLH, having changed its name to The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, responded to the popular call, citing the 50th annual celebration and America's bicentennial. For more info, click HERE.










Featured Artist

for the Month of February

Little Anthony


Featured Announcement

Digital TV Postponed Until June 12th, 2009


On February 4, 2009 the House passed a bill to delay the nationwide transition to digital television (DTV) to June 12. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will distribute video footage of NAB President and CEO David Rehr responding to the vote and commenting on the DTV transition, as well as B-roll of DTV-related shots. A transcript is available here. is the official Web site of the National Association of Broadcasters' digital television (DTV) transition campaign. Launched in January 2007, the DTV campaign's mission is to ensure that no consumer is left unprepared, due to lack of information, for the federally mandated transition from analog to digital broadcasting.





VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Community Engagement


Tom Axtell, general manager of Vegas PBS, will share a monthly message about Vegas PBS; the news, schedule and what the community can look forward to.



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February 6th Featured Co-columns:

Consumer Affairs Division Warning
Think Twice Before Responding to Mortgage Protection Insurance
The Discrimination that is Still Quietly Accepted

  Nevada Government                     
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Governor Jim Gibbons responded to comments made by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford......



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update
Last month, I attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Nevadans called for change this past election, and this occasion highlighted the optimism so many of us feel about our opportunity to make that change real..........

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Can Help Our

  Nevada Government

Senator John Ensign
Weekly Update
There is no wasteful spending in it. This is going to fix housing, and it is also going to stimulate the economy by creating jobs. And that is exactly what we should be focused on right now.” – Sen. John Ensign, Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee......

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  Nevada Government
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley   
  Weekly Update

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been named to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  The move is a return to the panel for Berkley, who previously served as a member of the Committee from 2001 until 2007.....


  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Passage of SCHIP Bill Will Provide  Health Care for 11 Million Children
With a slumping economy, record unemployment, and rising health care costs, families across Nevada and our nation are struggling to afford health care for their children........


  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Consumer Affairs Division Warning
You open your mail to find a postcard, stamped in red with the words “FINAL NOTICE: Expiring Auto Warranty.”  Watch out; it’s probably a scam.........

  Think Twice Before Responding to Mortgage Protection Insurance

Sounds like a good deal, but beware: you may end up paying top dollar for coverage you can buy for less.....



Politically Speaking

John Daly
Republicans Should Stop Whining
This is a posting about my frustration with today’s GOP. Let’s stop bashing government and asking for gratuitous tax cuts........




  Monthly Horoscope
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
February '09 Horoscope            

How to Use This Column: As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time....

  2009 Astrological Outlook       

  Notes from Norm                         
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 01-31-09 - 02-06-09

A significant Las Vegas casino owner is bracing for an explosive story linking him to an out-of-wedlock child..........


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Exclusive: Siegfried & Roy to take final bow on ABC special from Las Vegas; duo tours Lou Ruvo Brain Institute....



  The Mentalist                       
  Gerry McCambridge

Finally Met Gene Simmons
As a kid I grew up admiring a few different people in show-business that really helped mold me into the performer I am today. One of those people is Gene Simmons from the rock band Kiss.....


  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

I had a very pleasant weekend and we had two guest musicians staying at our house, Scott Cardell and Jeremy Bynum. They are friends of my son Daniel. It turns out they asked Clarence (Collins) and I to hear some of their material. Man, they were good and I was surprised.......



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Really Neat Facts!


The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean......

  Cats Can Sleep anywhere!
  Need we say more......


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 02-06-09

No place on the planet is better lit than the Las Vegas Strip so on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m., Las Vegas will lead more than 240 cities in 70 countries as individuals, businesses, government buildings, schools and major landmarks turn off non-essential lighting in what will be the largest climate event in history......



Pete Allman
Tyler Perry Receives Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award
Accomplished writer, actor, director and producer Tyler Perry was honored with a Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort during the 2009 NATPE Market & Convention…..……



Celebrity Chef Connection
Valentine's Day
Romance is in the air and Valentine's Day is coming up. Below are some ideas to celebrate this romantic day with that someone special......




Carol Lane Patterson
2009 Dam Short Film Festival Announces Line-up
It’s once again time to step into Festival mood for Boulder City’s unique screenings of Short films covering many genres. Shorts, which must be less than 40 minutes running time are on average 5-15 minutes, entertaining even the most restless of filmgoers......



Tom Jones International
Tom's Promoting in Poland & You Can Make A Difference
Here’s 97 seconds of Tom’s press conference in Poland. It proves you don’t have to understand what they’re saying (and, at this point in the promotion of 24 Hours you probably can guess) to enjoy watching. And, From the Murky World Of Ticket Scalping......




Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News February 2009
This February is a great month...there are two major events that make it one of the busier months of the year--- Valentine's Day, and MAGIC........


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

A Steve Wynn Masterpiece – The Encore


STEVE WYNN did it again, and again, and again!  This guy even outdoes himself.  The new ENCORE is exceptionally beautiful, and its amenities astounding........


  Chick Hughes 
  Chick goes to the Playboy Club!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....


Opera Las Vegas


The Leprechaun Luncheon
The Leprechaun Luncheon is the opera’s first yearly fundraiser and this year the entertainment features Irish dancers and of course an Irish tenor singing beloved Irish tunes. So it will be fun for everyone Irish or Irish wannabe's......


  Report on Vegas

Michael Politz
Week in Review
“The great rock ‘n roll stars from some of the great bands of the last three decades in a circus atmosphere it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Ken Ciancimino, executive vice president, Las Vegas Hilton. “Las Vegas has never seen a show like this.”......


  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - February 6th
This week's Pet of the Week..


  Poems, Odes and More     

Brown Bomber

  What I've Been Missing
  Poem submitted

  The Upper Crust

Clair Zeto
Business Networking Event
At our monthly Business Networking Events you will have the exclusive opportunity to meet Las Vegas' most prominent CEO's and top executives and to Business Network with the clientele you want to reach with the buying power to purchase your products and services.....


  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses 

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
The Discrimination that is Still Quietly Accepted
To me, I’m 21…..I don’t feel “49”….although I am unsure as to what that is.  I eat well, work out, watch “Family Guy” and “Celebrity Rehab” and I listen to Howard Stern.  I’m married with three dogs (the kids), drive a sports car…I keep up with marketing trends, the economy, world news, business strategies….Oh, and my favorite singer is Lady GaGa.......


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Jill Curtis
Slaughter Fund
Thank you to all our Slaughter Fund contributors! You are truly saving lives!....


  Career Curator                  
  Paul Carpino

Answer. Your Calling, Is Calling
One of the most exciting dynamics of this process is that sometimes our true calling is some type of work that we claimed we would never do.....


  Networking…Las Vegas Style   

Sherial Bratcher
So, you've collected all those cards from the networking event, now what? You need appointments!.....


  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
David Duke Calls GOP Traitors
It appears that David Duke is not happy with the GOP appointing Michael Steele as the leader of their party........


  Life Long Dreams

Cathy Warriner
An Eventful Past Month
This has been an eventful past month.  Life Long Dreams children were invited to perform at the Inaugural Ball here in Las Vegas. It was a beautiful Gala event held at the Plaza Casino, Three Crown Ballroom, produced by Phil Flowers.......


  Community Engagement

Tom Axtell
This fall, Vegas PBS will complete the move into our new Educational Technology Campus at 3050 East Flamingo in Las Vegas........

  20th Annual Splendor in the Glass

Southern Nevada Public Television presents the 20th Annual Splendor in the Glass, a yearly wine and beer tasting event benefiting Vegas PBS.....


  Our Diverse Community

Young Israel-Aish
Still Single? Why?


Rabbi Wyne gives insight into why we should be in love and married.....




  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Today, focus on what’s right, what’s good in life.  The closer you look, the more you’ll find what to love......


  Our Diverse Community           

Hispanic community
LCC's CityCenter Job Fair - February 11, 2009


Join us for an exciting opportunity to interact with CityCenter's Recruitment Team at our exclusive Latin Chamber of Commerce Job Fair. Learn more about CityCenter and over 12,000 exciting career opportunities.....


  Our Diverse Community                        

Las Vegas LaVoce


Aspects of Love
If you are reading this column in early February, you still have time. Order the flowers, check out the candy shops, and take a cruise through the jewelry store. I realize that for most men this is counterintuitive, but it really does work.....



  Our Diverse Community                

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
5 New Member Welcomes this year 
The concept for the Welcome is to have a small, sit-down get together for new members; or for any member who would like to attend to learn more about the Sin City Chamber and its members...,,........


  Nevada Cancer Institute
Nevada Cancer Institute Announces Major Leadership Hiring

Nationally Renown Physician-Scientist Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel accepts position as the Institute’s Director and Chief Executive Officer......



Ms. Poker                                      
  Susie Isaacs
  Hash House A Go Go?

What have I been up to? Fun with good friends, poker, and a "hat fashion show." I have some of the greatest friends. Bright, fun, funny, and absolute delights to be around.........


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker      
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone

One of the nicest feelings in poker is to flop a concealed set, one of the strongest hands in hold'em. In practice, you will do this less than one time out of 200 hands. First, you have to start with a pocket pair, which happens one time out of 17 hands......




Barack Obama DVD

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A Mystery is Unfolding...







Rumor has it that on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 7pm Cupid is spitting out poison darts instead of love arrows. To prove that LOVE is still in bloom at Cupid's Dating Service, Ineeta and Sebastian Mann cordially invite you to attend their Valentine's Spectacular. With all of their mismatched lovers, you won't want to miss this event! Is this a last ditch effort to save Cupid's reputation?  Join them for all the fun with Lawry's signature 3 course meal and an interactive Mystery.  Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling A Touch of Mystery at 702-497-7936 or on line at (doors open at 6:45)






In case you missed this Book Signing, Tastings & Tellings is now available




An Opportunity to Operate a Concession





If you're reading this and haven't become a member of the VCO community (don't forget membership is free) Click HERE and have a chance to win any of the fabulous prizes listed below!


Grand Giveaway


Two sets of tickets for two


to see Barry Manilow


"Music and Passion Concert"




at the Las Vegas Hilton


Get Up and Go’s own Larry Tyler


is proud to sponsor a


Hawaii Island Hopper Holiday


 5 days and 4 nights in a tropical, Hawaiian paradise , with the added flexibility of seven-day check in


A $1,160 value. (airfare not included)

  St. Thomas Island Hopper  
  5 Days and 4 Night
7- Day a week arrivals
A $782 Value
(airfare not included)
Two sets of  "Dinner for 2"
  at Benihana   
  Two sets of " Dinner for 2"  
   at TJ's Steakhouse   
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace


Dwight Mazzone

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton



Jean Johnson


Jay White

at the Riviera

Jean Fouser

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
Bruce Young

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
Rhonda Wollman

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
Dwight Mazzone

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
Kim Houston

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Shellee Renee
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
Mary Ellen Reilly
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
Larry Seedig

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