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Happy Easter

Featured Artist of April

Featured Announcement

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Easter is an important religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. In Christian belief, Jesus was resurrected from the dead three days after his crucifixion. Many Christian denominations celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), two days after Good Friday. The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interoperated to be between the years 26 and 36 A.D.  Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover not only for much of its symbolism but also for its position in the calendar. It is also linked to Spring Break, a secular school holiday (customarily a week long) celebrated at various times across North America, and characterized by road trips and bacchanalia.  Cultural elements, such as the Easter Bunny, have become part of the holiday's modern celebrations, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike. There are also some Christian denominations who do not celebrate Easter.


Featured Artist

for the Month of April

Steve Rossi


Featured Announcement


Congrats to Little Anthony and the Imperials



On April 4th VCO's own Little Anthony and his Imperials were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Kudos for 50 years of some of the most memorable music ever recorded!





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April 10th Featured Column:


This & That


  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Governor Jim Gibbons has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking President Obama to meet with Governor Gibbons.  President Obama will be in Las Vegas in May for a political fundraiser......



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
You're Invited
You are invited to attend Senator Harry Reid’s Implementation Workshop for The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.....

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Berkley Bill Seeks To Protect Patient Access

Seeking to protect patient access to osteoporosis testing,   Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has introduced H.R. 1894, The Medicare Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis Testing Act of 2009......



  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Titus Seeks Funding for Projects that Invest in Southern Nevada
Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s Third District announced the projects that she is seeking funding for through the appropriations process.  In order to increase transparency and openness in the funding process, Titus posted to her website every request she submitted to the House Appropriations Committee.........



  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Benefits of Community Banks for Community Banking Month
In recognition of Community Banking Month, which occurs annually in April, the Financial Institutions Division recognizes the importance of community banks to Nevada’s economy.....



City of North Las Vegas
  Weekly Update

At the April 15 City Council meeting, council members will consider cost-cutting alternatives that would enable the City to offset its anticipated $8.2 million budget deficit for the 2009-2010 fiscal year general fund..............



  Politically Speaking

Democratic Party 
Week in Review
Despite Gov. Jim Gibbons' flip flops on the issues, Nevada's Democratic state legislators have made passing legislation to accept federal funds to increase and extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Nevadans a priority.....



  Politically Speaking
  Johnathan L. Abbinett
Tortured Soul
Once again, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the only RJ Reporter assigned to cover both wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Veteran's Issues - Keith Rogers (who is a Vietnam Era Veteran himself)....


  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


  Notes from Norm
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 04-04-09 - 04-10-09

The she-said, she-said spat between Hugh Hefner's ex, Holly Madison, and local TV reporter Alicia Jacobs continues to escalate..........


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  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Glamour photographers love to shoot at first light, and this morning, the 51 Miss USA 2009 contestants were up way before dawn busy with hair and makeup!....



  Tony's 2 Cents
  Tony Curtis

Energy Times
Please take a minute to read an article about me in Energy Times, an environmental magazine. This story ran in their February issue......

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  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

Well back in Vegas – home again. I’m reflecting on all that has happened in the past week - WOW. The celebration at the Rock HOF will always be something I will cherish for the remainder of my life.......



  Masked Magician
  Val Valentino
  Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

Hello from South America……Santiago, Chili., Chili is a really nice country and I am making some very nice new friends here.........



  Frederick's Facts & More            
  John Fredericks
Jordan’s Paws Across America

It has taken me over a year and a half, leaving my career (temporarily) in broadcasting and joining the ranks of the unemployed, but my first book is now complete and will be available for online orders by the time you read this at our website......



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Israel's Achievements


It is really remarkable what Israel has done in such a short time!.....




Victoria Alexander

Week of April 10, 2009                             

Saudi Arabia, Chrysalis Transformation Intensive with Sylvia Brallier, X Men VIP Night, Fast & Furious, and more…….




Pete Allman
ShoWest 2009: Educating, Intriguing and Giving

ShoWest 2009 honored movie industry talent in addition to revealing the latest technology from projection systems to a sensory-rich lounge chair that creates motion for theater-goers, and the event was also a stage for charitable works aiding children and families managing autism….....…………



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 04-10-09

Carlos Santana has signed on as the first rock ‘n’ roll resident artist at The Joint at Hard Rock through a multi-year deal with AEG Live.....




Celebrity Chef Connection
Java Detour
Java Detour, which has been in Las Vegas for about three years, is a not just ANY coffee place but one uses only 100 percent organic, Fair Trade coffee, teas and espresso beans and is also hormone free. Java Detour freshly roasts all coffee beans in-house for true coffee connoisseurs........



  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

Hands Across the Arts & Dedication Of Robert “Bob” Price Recreation Center


The Odyssey Masters 8th Annual Dinner outdid itself at its black-tie event at the  BELLAGIO.  The Gala presented culinary excellence from 10 of Las Vegas' most prized chefs along with incomparable wines.......




Tom Jones International
A Terrific New Tom Jones Interview on
Last week we asked you to send a question for Tom to Sean Daly, a writer at who was, after 39 years as a fan, going to interview Sir Tom. Don’t know if he used any of your questions, but the article is terrific.......




Kid Cary
Magic’s a Drag
What do you say about a funny drag queen that does tricks?  She’s tall, intelligent, well dressed, with a charming smile, and is all woman.   Well, maybe not, but close enough from 30 feet away.....




Carol Lane Patterson
Las Vegas International Film Festival
If you missed this Festival in 2008, then catch ‘the wave’ for their second annual event in the brand new Eastside Cannery......



  Chick Hughes 
  Chick Hangs Out Backstage With "Air Supply"
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....



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  Tribute to Little Anthony and the Imperials induction into the R&R Hall of Fame
  2007 & 2008 Feedback!


  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - April 10th
This week's Pet of the Week..



  Women's Chamber of Commerce

June Beland
Report On Chamber Business & New Address After Seven Years
Well, here we are seven years later; the Women's State Chamber of Nevada made its mark, and established a Legacy for women.........



  Legally Speaking

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Concerned About Losing Your Home? Beware!
If you are facing foreclosure, beware of scammers!  Generally, you do not need to pay anyone to seek a loan modification for you.  You should be very suspicious if someone knocks on your door telling you that they can save your home........



  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
Media Allowed To Witness Return Of War Casualty
Last month Defense Secretary Robert Gates decided to permit the flag-draped caskets of America's war dead to be photographed by news organizations when the fallen return to U.S. soil, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware if the families agreed......



  Life Long Dreams

Cathy Warriner
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Henderson was a blast.  M Resort & Casino was generous to sponsor our float and what a beautiful float it was. Our star performers had the crowd on their feet and even put some tears in their eyes......



  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Jill Curtis
Shiloh’s Barn & "Dancing at Shiloh" a Shiloh Music Video March 2009
Our six stall barn at the rescue and a the animals at Shiloh get their groove on! .......



  Our Diverse Community

Hispanic community
The Latin Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
The Latin Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to its Monthly Luncheon on Friday, April 17th at 11:30 a.m. at the Culinary Training Academy. This month's keynote speaker is Pat Mulroy, General Manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)........



  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Your consciousness and your thoughts determine what comes into your life. What you send out is what comes back. BOOMERANG!....



  Our Diverse Community

Young Israel-Aish
Passover Part 3


Rabbi Wyne continues his series on how we can have a meaningful Passover ........



  Tennis Talk 

Bruce Merrin
Summerlin Arbors 4.0 Team Defeats All-American Lorenzi 4-l
What a perfect birthday present today - Summerlin Arbors 4 - All American Lorenzi 1 None of us really like 7 a.m. start up times.  When we arrived at 6:30 a.m. it was freezing and very windy.  However you guys really DELIVERED BIG TIME... 




Ms. Poker   
  Susie Isaacs
  Dream Team Poker

How do you make a poker game different? It's you, your cards, your ability, our luck, and in the case of tournament poker, stamina. The first big difference I saw in poker began in 2002 with the poker Renaissance.......



The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Super-Deep in Chips

"How deep are you?" This query is a common one in no-limit hold'em, and justifiably so. Your stack size in that game has an enormous effect on your strategy. (We are talking about the ratio of your stack size to the size of the blinds, and not the actual stakes of the game.)....


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Wag a Tail Walk A Thon



A 2-mile fun walk at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex


Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to noon


The Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex will host the Wag-a-tail Walk-a-thon fundraiser for the The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society. It will be a great day to enjoy the nice weather with your pets and two-legged family members. The day includes an "Easter Bonnet Contest for you & your four-legged friends" as well as chances to microchip your pet, take photos, enjoy sponsor exhibits and have professional photos taken of your pets. Proceeds will help to fund the work of the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society in their work to provide medical care, spays, neuters and food for homeless animals in Clark County.

Fees $30 for adults, $20 for children. Go to the website at





Free Family Film in the Park



Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre

Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.


7101 N. Buffalo Drive between Deer Springs Way and Elkhorn Road. Bring the children to enjoy “The Spiderwick Chronicles” family film. The public is invited to bring picnics and blankets. No pets, please. Free admission. Call 229-1087 for information.


  • Saturday, May 23 – “Kung Fu Panda,” rated PG
  • Friday, June 26 – “Babe, The Gallant Pig,” rated G


The city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services will present a family film at 8 p.m. each evening. Each film lasts about 90 minutes. Admission is free. The park is located at 7101 N. Buffalo Drive, between Deer Springs Way and Elkhorn Road. There are several parking lots within the park, with access off of Deer Springs and Buffalo. Participants may bring picnics, blankets and folding chairs, but no pets or glass containers will be allowed. Films may be canceled for inclement weather. For more information, call (702) 229-1087.

Centennial Hills Park offers giant steel sculptures of prehistoric animals that once roamed the area and accompanying educational signage; a playground with splash pad; soccer fields; dog runs; sand volleyball complex; horseshoe pits; a jogging/walking path; restrooms; picnic shelters for small groups and ramadas for larger groups, in addition to the outdoor grass amphitheatre with seating capacity for 3,500. Near the amphitheatre is the first fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground in Las Vegas. This boundless playground allows children of all abilities to play together. The playground is accessible for children with disabilities, with ramps and plays areas designed specifically to allow wheelchair access. The playground also is challenging for fully able children. It is built into a hillside with three levels accessible via ramps and bridges, and offers activity features conducive to those with disabilities.


How to do Business with Clark County - Goods and Services



This outreach event is sponsored by Clark County Purchasing/Business Development. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Escobar, in CC Purchasing/Business Development, at (702) 455-4432. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m., at the Clark County Government Center, 1st floor, Pueblo Room. Download Workshop Registration Form here


Local Celebrities Scoop Ice Cream For Charity For


Ben & Jerry’s 31st Annual “Free Cone Day” April 21



Henderson Ben & Jerry’s locations will serve free ice cream cones to benefit

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and the Nevada Community Learning Centers


Ben & Jerry’s will commemorate its 31st Annual “Free Cone Day” at the Galleria Mall at Sunset in Henderson with celebrity scoopers to benefit Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and at the District at Green Valley Ranch location to benefit the Nevada Community Learning Centers (formerly Classroom on Wheels). All small cones are FREE with no purchase necessary, but patrons are invited to make a donation to the respective local charity.


Local celebrities will roll up their sleeves and dig in at both locations and work to help raise money by scooping ice cream throughout the day on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from noon to 8 p.m.  Celebrities are being confirmed and will be announced shortly. 


The Galleria Mall At Sunset is located at 1300 W. Sunset Road at the intersection of Stephanie Street. Ben & Jerry’s is located on the Upper Level, across from the Food Court.  For more information, please contact Ben & Jerry’s at 702-435-0330. The District at Green Valley Ranch is located next to the Green Valley Ranch Casino on I-215 and Green Valley Parkway.  For more information, please contact Ben & Jerry’s at 702-437-3300.


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Legends in Concert

at the

Mary Ellison

Jay White

at the

Gregory Strohm


Barbra & Frank
at the  
Gino Piunno

Gerry McCambridge
Peter Gamba

Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Pam Sossamon


Liberace Museum
in the
Liberace Plaza
Leonard Lazoff

Country Superstars
Glenn Peterson

Larry J. Jones
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Keith Schoenherr
Stars of Magic
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
 Larry Webb




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