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Youth Violence Prevention Week

Featured Artist of March

Featured Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway







During the week-long national education initiative, various activities will demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer. With the support of several national premier youth-serving organizations, each day of the week will focus on a specific violence prevention strategy. These include promoting respect and tolerance, anger management, resolving conflicts peacefully, supporting safety, and uniting in action.



Featured Artist

for the Month of March

Folies Bergere


Featured Announcement


Las Vegas is proud to be an Earth Hour 2009 Flagship city


On Saturday, March 28, 2009, Las Vegas will stand in solidarity with the world to raise awareness about climate change. As part of this initiative, for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. PST, casinos and hotels on and off of the iconic Las Vegas Strip will dim or turn off neon and flashing lights creating a once-in-a-lifetime viewing event. Government agencies, businesses and residents of communities throughout the Valley will join to support the cause by turning off their own lights and enjoying candlelit dinners or game nights, acoustic concerts, or simply taking advantage of the hour to spend it with family and neighbors.    We hope you will take part in sending a powerful message that Las Vegas cares about climate change and is taking action.   For up-to-date information on all things Earth Hour in Las Vegas including a list of participants, visit - See video below





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March 27th Featured Column:


The Why in Teen Violence


  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Governor Jim Gibbons today sent a letter to the United States Secretary of Education officially requesting a waiver of maintenance of effort requirements in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Action of 2009 (Stimulus Package)....



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update
The housing reserve fund that Nevada Senator Harry Reid requested to help underwater and other struggling homeowners is included in the Senate version of the upcoming budget announced....

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  Nevada Government
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a provision by Congresswoman Shelley Berkley that will provide land for a new campus of the Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI), a cancer survivors park, and Valley flood control improvements......

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  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Weekly Update
This Congress inherited a deep economic crisis that will not turn around over night.  We have already taken critical steps to put our nation on the path to recovery and will continue to make this our top priority........



  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Business & Industry Unveils Redesigned Foreclosure Help Website
Recognizing that education is the first line of defense against losing one’s home to foreclosure, the Nevada Department of Business & Industry has redesigned its Foreclosure Help website as a single point of information for all troubled borrowers........

  American Family to Introduce New Discounts for Homeowners’ Insurance
  Senior homeowners, new homeowners and homeowners with newer homes could see insurance rate discounts upon policy renewals thanks to a homeowners’ insurance filing that recently was approved by Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper.....


City of North Las Vegas
  City Darkens The Domes For Earth Hour 2009

The City of North Las Vegas will shut off the lights to the signature Justice Facility domes that overlook Las Vegas Boulevard North and Civic Center Drive for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on March 28, for the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2009 event..............



  Politically Speaking

Democratic Party 
Week in Review
According to the Department of Energy, Nevada will receive $37,281,937 for the Weatherization Assistance Program, which allows low-income families to make their homes more energy efficient and reduce their utility bills by 32 percent on average, and $34,714,000 for the State Energy Program, which will give rebates to consumers for home energy audits and energy-saving home improvements.....



Politically Speaking

John Daly
Preparing For Economic Earthquake
This is a posting about the epic shift in our lives – economically, politically, and socially. Here I use my ROIL system to give you a broad picture of what I see that will affect how you work and live. I’m not clairvoyant, so I need your input too.........



  Politically Speaking
  Johnathan L. Abbinett
Steve Fernlund for A Successful Democratic Future
There's been a great deal of routine rhetoric from people attempting to anoint, again, the current occupant of the Nevada State Democratic Party State Chair.  Let's be candid and fair and separate facts from fiction! ....


  Politically Speaking

Veterans In Politics
International Municipal Candidate 2009 Endorsement Interview
The Veterans In Politics International is giving you an opportunity to see your candidates in our Candidate 2009 Endorsement Interview for the Cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder, and Mesquite........



  Monthly Horoscope
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
April '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
  March '09 Horoscope


  Notes from Norm
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 03-21-09 - 03-27-09

A tribute to rhythm and blues legend Ruth Brown will be held April 9 at the Bootlegger Bistro, where she won new fans and entertained longtime admirers during her 70s..........


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  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Unpredictable and unexpected TV viewer voting led to major upsets and drama on last night’s results show for Dancing With the Stars. At one point, I was so confused that I thought our favorite Girls Next Door Holly Madison and partner Dmitry Chaplin had been axed and that reality star Denise Richards and Le Reve choreographer partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy had scraped by to compete another week.....



  Masked Magician
  Val Valentino
  Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

The Masked Magician will teach you a card trick you can do, I’ve received a lot of mail regarding last week’s edition of “When Magic Tricks Go Wrong” Last weeks was very dangerous have a look at this guy. “Caution - Do Not Try this”........



  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

Next week, in 7 days, we will be inducted into the Rock HOF. For Little Anthony & the Imperials, we waited our whole lives for this. It’s a big celebration and the people running the induction and the TV special, have been terrific.......



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

1911 Photos of Niagara Falls


Amazing pictures! Almost 100 years old. Can you imagine walking on Niagara falls? Niagara Falls was totally frozen in 1911.....




Victoria Alexander

Week of March 27, 2009                             

Petra Jordan, NGC’s Locked Up Abroad, Book Review: A Vision for 2012, Sacred Geometry, Movie This Week: Duplicity, and more…....




Pete Allman
An Evening at Tamba Indian Cuisine

Not all Indian-style restaurants are the same style cooking, and the chefs have their own individual flair with the same traditional foods. Tamba has a unique presentation that sets it apart from other eateries…………



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 03-27-09

Standup comedian and actor Dane Cook will bring his blend of energetic physical comedy, clever wordplay and trenchant observations about human behavior to The Pearl at the Palms with three shows...




Kid Cary
I Could See This Show Again, And Again, And Again…..
Terry Fator owned the stage; he performed with and without his many, (I hate to call them dummies) sidekicks.   Terry is a great ventriloquist, a great singer, and all around great performer.......




Tom Jones International
Tom Jones At The MGM: How’s He Doing?
Undoubtedly buoyed by the success of his CD, the great reception the songs from it get at his show and by the success of the Comic Relief CD — to which his contribution went a long way toward raising millions of pounds — Sir Tom is on fire! Energetic, happy and with a voice in tip-top shape — still, in so many ways a man in his prime.......




Carol Lane Patterson
Nick Cage is a favorite. You either like him or you don’t. I do. And I liked this film. He holds my interest by simply watching him ‘think’. That watchfulness of the camera for nuances of his facial expressions was the tactic used in the National Treasure franchise, and is employed in Knowing with similar results.




Liberace Foundation
30 years of the Liberace Museum
The life and legacy of pianist and entertainer Liberace will be celebrated on Wed., April 15 with the 30 year anniversary of Mr. Showmanship’s best encore performance, the glittering Liberace Museum.....



  Chick Hughes 
  Dancing With The Stars Contestant "Holly Madison"
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....


  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - March 27th
This week's Pet of the Week..



  Poems, Odes and More

I Wish

  Poem submitted


  Community Engagement

Tom Axtell
Outdoor Nevada
Experience the wonder and natural beauty of Nevada on the Vegas PBS series Outdoor Nevada. This is the program where knowledgeable local and state residents inform and delight viewers with information on where to go, what to do, and how to do it in order to more fully enjoy and appreciate the scenery and activities this state has to offer....



  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
Tammy Bruce Calls Obama "Trash in the White House"
Right wing hate talker Tammy Bruce has outraged many with her rant against Michelle Obama.....



  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Jill Curtis
Levi and Friends
Levi in the turn out playing with Tanis and Cochise through the fence..........



  Opportunity Village     

4th Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament
Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas-based not-for-profit organization, is hosting its 4th Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament on April 4 inside the Poker Room at Caesars Palace.  The winner of this year’s tournament earns a seat in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, valued at $10,000, plus $10,000 cash!....




Anthony and Brandon Gallion
The Why in Teen Violence
People often ask us why kids do some of the things that they do. Why are teens so aggressive? Why are teens so violent these days? Some studies even state that 1 out of 4 teens think that violence is acceptable. Well we may have an answer for them….......



  Our Diverse Community

Hispanic community
Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses
You are invited to this seminar and hear a “Words of Wisdom” from Dennis for a successful small business. Free to attend.......



  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
I can sit here and give you every metaphysical reason in the book why not to judge. And yet, telling someone not to judge is like telling them not to breathe. You can only hold your breath in for so long......



  Red Cross of Southern Nevada

Training Programs
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.....




  Tennis Talk      

Bruce Merrin
Summerlin Arbors 4.0 Team SWEEPS 5-0    
Today (Saturday – March 21) at the Darling Tennis Center, our Summerlin Arbors Team swept.  We won all the matches:  5-0.. 




Ms. Poker
  Susie Isaacs
  Home Sweet Home and the Dream Team

Good to be home! Pictures, as promised and more coming. The last tournament was won by a woman! That makes it four women to one man in five events! And before you ask, no, it was not a Ladies only poker cruise. I'd guess at 35-65 dolls to guys.........



The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Some Personal Info

I have had someone contact me, let me know they were going to be visiting Vegas, and ask if it would be possible to get together with me. This is a natural enough mistake, since I lived in Vegas for a long time, am a professional player, and write for Card Player, which is published in Las Vegas.....


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Turn out. Take action. 

Be part of this historic event.
March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time


World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.







Paws For a Cause





Help "Three Square" to Fight Hunger





Junior League of Las Vegas Presents Morelli & His Music





The Mint 400



Fremont St. between Las Vegas Blvd. and 9th St. will be closed to vehicular traffic from March 25, 7:00 p.m. to March 27, 8:00 p.m. The MINT 400 Tech/Contingency begins Friday, March 27. Approximately 350 vehicles will be staged at several parking facilities in the downtown area.


METRO will guide vehicles from the staging area to Fremont St. Vehicles will drive up on the Fremont Street Experience mall and go thru the Entertainment District to 9th St. METRO will provide traffic control at major intersections during the main event on Friday.


Event Schedule

March 25, 7:00 p.m.: Fremont St between Las Vegas Blvd and 8th St. closure

March 26: Event Set-up

March 27, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.: The MINT 400


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Barbra & Frank
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Tiffany Smith

Gerry McCambridge
Jackie Haakonson

Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Nina Ray


Liberace Museum
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Liberace Plaza

Country Superstars
Katy Campo

Larry J. Jones
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Jorge Real  
Stars of Magic
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