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American Red Cross Month

Featured Artist of March

Featured Announcement

VCO welcomes New Columnists

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway

To commemorate March as Red Cross Month, a Proclamation has been signed and issued by President Barack Obama, a tradition upheld by every U.S. President dating back to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943.  In every disaster response and relief effort, volunteers are the cornerstone of what the Red Cross does; they are 96 percent of the work force of the Red Cross—without their giving spirit, disaster relief operations would fall short, blood donations would not be there for those in need, and the mission of the Red Cross could not be fulfilled. From helping military families stay connected with service members around the world, teaching CPR and first aid in community centers, or supporting other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with emergencies around the world, volunteers are critical to the success of each and every Red Cross endeavor.  During the month of March, in celebration of Red Cross Month and in the spirit of volunteerism, the Red Cross is also launching the first ever Change a Life contest. Entrants are invited to tell us how a Red Cross experience changed your life or someone else’s life. This month serves as an occasion to honor and thank the members of our Red Cross family and also as a reminder that the American Red Cross makes a difference everyday in communities around the nation and the world.










Featured Artist

for the Month of March

Folies Bergere


Featured Announcement

Today is the 1st day of Spring

Here in Scenic Las Vegas where the beauty of the desert comes alive in the form of mountains, colorful rock formations, plants, animals, a lake and more. From hiking Red Rock Canyon to a boat ride on Lake Mead, Las Vegas will both please and impress the nature lover and sports enthusiast. Now is the time to enjoy all the great outdoor wonders right here in the Vegas area. Visit such great places as Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam to name just a few. All of these and many more great getaways and adventures for the whole family  are best seen at this time of the year, so... go out doors and ENJOY! Learn more about other great getaways HERE.







VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Established in 1958, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that ensures equal access to justice through free legal advice and representation for those who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Service areas include domestic violence, child abuse, consumer fraud and social security. Free classes are offered in bankruptcy, divorce, custody, small claims and guardianship. Funding is provided through private donations, government grants and pro bono hours donated by local attorneys.





VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Red Cross of Southern Nevada

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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March 20th Featured Column:

Are You Red Cross Ready?

  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Governor Jim Gibbons said he is working with staff and others to determine if a request will be sent to the United States Secretary of Education seeking a waiver of certain maintenance of effort requirements in order to trigger federal funding....



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Coordinated Strategy to Attract Renewable Energy Companies to Nevada
Nevada Senator Harry Reid sent a letter to his Blue Ribbon Panel on energy calling for a coordinated economic development strategy that attracts renewable energy companies to Nevada......

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Can Help Our

  Nevada Government 
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Members of Nevada’s House Delegation, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, and Congressman Dean Heller, sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urging him to support a waiver should the Governor request one for education funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

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  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Weekly Update
Members of Nevada’s House Delegation, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, and Congressman Dean Heller, sent a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urging him to support a waiver should the Governor request one for education funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act..........


  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Weekly Update
The Real Estate Division has learned of a property rental scam that fraudulently uses the name of the National Association of REALTORS®.......



  Las Vegas Government

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

Be Smart, Don't Break the Law

This 30 second PSA was made for the LVMPD by students at the Art Institute of Las Vegas. The students were tasked with making a PSA geared toward teens with a crime-doesn't-pay message and a graphic novel look.......



City of North Las Vegas
  City Celebrates Fire Station Grand Opening

A ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the City’s Fire Station 53 is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2009.............



City of Henderson
  River Mountains Loop Trail Cleanup

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting cleanup of the River Mountains Loop Trail from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 21. Participants will meet at Equestrian Park, 1200 Equestrian Dr. for transportation to and from the trail. Registration and a safety orientation for the free event are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m...



  Politically Speaking    

Democratic Party 
Some Gibbons Staffers Rewarded While Other State Works Take Pay Cut
While Gov. Jim Gibbons is asking teachers and state workers to accept pay cuts, some staff in his office are making nearly double the salaries set by the Legislature for their positions.....


Politically Speaking

John Daly
Cramer-Stewart Bout Was A Dud. Here’s Why
This posting looks at the appearance of Jim Cramer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It had all the discomfort of a fart in church. Why was this must-miss TV and what does it tell us as Americans?.........


  Politically Speaking
  Johnathan L. Abbinett
2009 Political Picks - Municipal Endorsements 
As is becoming custom, here are my best recommendations after doing a great deal of research and exhaustive interviews, I hope this helps enlighten everyone.....


  Politically Speaking

Veterans In Politics
International Municipal Candidate 2009 Endorsement Interview
The Veterans In Politics International Interviewed over 35 Political Candidates for City Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Court Judge you can observe the interviews at a later date on and You Tube........


  Monthly Horoscope
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
March '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 03-14-09 - 03-20-09

Terry Fator is a marvel, a word I've not used in my 10 years of chronicling entertainment on the Strip. I can't remember an opening crowd that had so much fun. The hunch here is that he's going to be at The Mirage for a long time........... 

  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

The Las Vegas dining scene has some new looks as our group of the world’s best chefs set dining trends. We’ve got three of the top menu changes as spring brings new vegetables into play and chefs combat the global economic slowdown with price challenges and changes...


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  Tony's 2 Cents
  Tony Curtis
  It's Been a Busy Last Few Days
I have been spending lots of time in my studio working. There are more art shows in the coming months, one at Harrods in London in May was just added, so I have lots to do to get ready....


  Masked Magician
  Val Valentino
  Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

Fator’s show is very entertaining and appeals to all ages. It is wonderful to see an accomplished ventriloquist combine the art of ventriloquism with singing celebrity impressions, Comedy that is entertaining for the entire family..........



  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

I noticed that our long-time friend from the Ft. Greene projects “Joannie” died. We called her “Joannie” but her real name was “Joannie Gore” -- you knew her as “Mrs. Sammy Davis Jr.”. Altovise was her stage name.......


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino



These photos were taken in China.. Beijing.. at the Panda Reserve. Too cute not to share.  Enjoy!.....




Audrey Roberts 
I would like to thank you for your phone call inquiries & emails in response to my last article, "MOOD spelled backwards is DOOM!.....




Victoria Alexander

Week of March 20, 2009                             

Jacques Vallee’s “Forbidden Science, Vol. 2”, Drag Queen of Magic, BBC’s Knowledge Magazine, Hot Guys Stripping at Krave, The End of Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest, The Reptilians (I Love These Make Believe Guys!), Sham Brain Surgery, and more.....


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 03-20-09

The legendary rocker and ex-Beatle, Paul McCartney will headline the grand opening weekend at the 4,000-seat all New Joint inside the Hard Rock on Sunday, April 19.  Multiple Grammy Award-winning McCartney is one of the world’s most influential and successful singer/songwriters writing some of the most popular music in rock ‘n’ roll history....



Pete Allman
Pete Allman’s CSN Tips for March 20, 2009

This week’s “Tips” covers dining spots at Caesars Palace, one hot night spot and family attractions in Las Vegas: Guy Savoy for French cuisine, Rao’s for real Italian, Beuing Noodle No. 9, Hawaiian Tropic Zone, Liberace Museum’s 30th anniversary, and the Springs Preserve………




Celebrity Chef Connection
Tinoco’s Kitchen
Tinoco’s Kitchen recently opened in the Las Vegas Club Hotel and Casino, downtown Las Vegas, replacing the Great Moments Café......




Tom Jones International
Tom Jones & Comic Relief - Plus More
When the Comic Relief video shoot was reported in the Las Vegas newspaper I remember someone from the UK with whom I discussed it was adamant in saying that I had to be mistaken; that it was too early to do anything about Comic Relief.......



  Chick Hughes 
  This week HBO Series Star "Sunset Thomas"
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....

  Mystery Reviewer
  The Terry Fator Opening
  Terry Fator opened at the Mirage last Saturday night and in what is otherwise a very quiet entertainment season in Las Vegas, the opening brought a bit of razzle-dazzle to the Strip.....

  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - March 20th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback! 

  Vegas Community Online Gets A Brand New Look!

Hello Songwriters :-)


A GREAT week for Jon Stewart

  2007 & 2008 Feedback!


  Women's Chamber of Commerce

June Beland
Member Hosted Entrepreneur Network Mixer
We are delighted to have our member SATAY Restaurant host the Women's Chamber monthly Entrepreneur Networking Mixer this month........


  The Upper Crust

Clair Zeto
Elite Speed Networking Luncheon
This is how to make good things happen fast! Held at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, these luncheons provide an exclusive opportunity to meet other high-level professionals and make numerous strategic introductions while utilizing your valuable time effectively......


  Red Cross of Southern Nevada

Are You Red Cross Ready?
American Red Cross training programs are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life.....


  Variety Children’s Charity

Annual Gold Heart Gala
Dinner and "Down the Rabbit Hole" entertainment to follow.....


  Community Engagement

Tom Axtell
“Recession Rx” Debut
Vegas PBS provides viewers with recession advice and assistance in its new 13-episode, half-hour special “Recession Rx” premiering Monday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS Channel 10 and 10.1. Hosted by Cathy Hanson, “Recession Rx” features topics ranging from foreclosure and mortgages, to healthcare, unemployment, and jobs searches and training........


  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
President Obama Approves Funds to Fight Rise in Crime
President Barack Obama recently announced that he’s allocating $2 billion through the U.S. Justice Department to increase state and local law enforcement and criminal justice programs......


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Jill Curtis
The Fab Five's Music Video- One Month Later!
The five horses who were rescued from Dreamchasers, one month later. Look at the difference in not only their body conditions, but in their spirits. Thank you to everyone who helped us with these special horses.........


  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
When we have absolutely no idea about what will happen next, we are in the perfect position for something good to happen. How else would you expect something greater than you if you knew it was coming?.......




  Our Diverse Community

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
Free Educational Workshop     
The VIP’s that will be at the event are: Chris Giunchigliani – State Commissioner of Nevada, Dina Titus Office – Congresswoman of Nevada and David Parks – State Senate Nevada..,,........


Ms. Poker
  Susie Isaacs
  Greetings From the High Seas

Here we are, lots of us, on a Western Caribbean cruise. It is, imagine this - a poker cruise! Using the Internet is costing me a small fortune so this will be some quick cruise notes..........


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Some Commentary on Poker

The World Series of Poker structure, and a question about a common tournament situation I have some comments to make about poker tournaments in general and the world championship in particular.....

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Fremont Street Experience Hosts 2009 Knight Rider Festival




  Fremont Street Experience hosts the 2009 Knight Rider Festival on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  

The Knight Rider Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20 with both the original and new KITT cars followed by a ski stunt performance and opening remarks with Mayor Goodman at 6 p.m. The evening also features entertainment with Paul Casey and other special guest performers on the 1st Street Stage. The Knight Rider Festival continues on throughout Saturday, March 21 with opening ceremonies, a VIP Q&A session and autograph signings by current and former Knight Rider celebrities. The KITT replica cars will be on display until 11 p.m.


Friday, March 20
5 p.m.
KITT car display
6 p.m. – Ski stunt with Mayor Goodman
6:15 p.m. – Opening remarks with Mayor Goodman; 1st Street Stage
8-11 p.m. – Paul Casey & special guest performers; 1st Street Stage
Saturday, March 21
10 a.m. – Opening ceremonies; 1st Street Stage
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – VIPs Q&A session; 1st Street Stage
12-1 p.m. – Autograph signing; 1st Street Stage
1-2 p.m. – VIPs Q&A session; 3rd Street Stage
2-3 p.m. Autograph signing; 3rd Street Stage
3-4 p.m. Knight Rider Companion book signing; 3rd Street Stage
8-11 p.m. – Paul Casey & special guest performers; 1st Street Stage



The event is free and open to the public.


Herman Matthews & Friends





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