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Featured Artist of April

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"Vegas Insider" Columns

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Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.  Nevada’s State Arbor Day is the last Friday of April, and Nevada’s State trees are the Singleleaf Pinon and Bristlecone Pine.


Featured Artist

for the Month of April

Steve Rossi


Featured Announcement

Helldorado Rodeo is Back !!!!


Las Vegas' longest-running civic tradition is in full glory for 2009!  Check out event details and find out how you can join in the fun.  We are honored that this year's Helldorado Days will benefit the Elks USA Scholarship Fund.  For generations, southern Nevadans have joined in Helldorado Days with parades and events that highlight our city's western heritage!  The event is proudly hosted by the Las Vegas Elks. We are glad you're here with us, find out more about this year's celebration and check back often for news and updates!  Thursday, May 14  Locals KICK OFF night 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Mutton Bustin’, Dress the Calf and lots of fun events. Located inside the Downtown Rodeo Arena Las Vegas Boulevard, between Mesquite and Stewart Avenue.





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April 24th Featured Column:


Free Senior Crime Prevention Event


  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Governor Jim Gibbons continues working with the Federal Government to obtain and utilize the maximum amount of Stimulus Package dollars possible. “With our high unemployment and our deep economic crisis, I am working to get the dollars we have been promised injected into our State’s economy as soon as possible.”.....



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update
Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced $13.5 million of economic recovery funding for the design and construction of a new office building in Boulder City to house Lower Colorado Region water operations center staff and other employees......

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  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Great Basin Bank of Nevada in Elko taken over
The Nevada Financial Institutions Division (FID) today announced that it has taken possession of Great Basin Bank of Nevada in Elko, Nevada, and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver.....



  Politically Speaking

Democratic Party 
Week in Review
Last week the Nevada Senate unanimously approved Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford’s Green Jobs Initiative, which will create job-training collaborations throughout Nevada to train workers and put them to work using federal stimulus money......



Politically Speaking

John Daly
Ending Congressional Corruption with NASCAR
There’s a good op-ed in the Washington Times about ending the corruption and money-grubbing tendencies of our elected officials. It involves NASCAR. And although it’s a little far-fetched, let’s look at anything..........



  Politically Speaking      

Sergeant Deborah Galan 
Back in KABUL Afghanistan
I decided to reenlist in an element of the Army Reserves which allows me the flexibility to request and future assignments. I have decided to put my recent experience in Afghanistan to use.....



City of North Las Vegas
  Free Senior Crime Prevention Event

The North Las Vegas Police Department with the City’s Municipal Court and City Attorney’s Office will hold the annual Senior Crime Prevention Awareness Day from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 29, at The Club inside the Cannery Casino, 2121 E. Craig Road.....



  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 04-18-09 - 04-24-09
Criss Angel has got to go. That's the decision, I am convinced, that Cirque du Soleil and MGM Mirage partner will reach this week after the illusionist's latest brand-damaging stunt........


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Shortly before 9 tonight, prolific songwriter and genius superstar entertainer Sir Elton John will sing “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” for the last time at his Colosseum residence in Caesars Palace. It’s a prophetic set of lyrics.......


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  The Hundred Million Dollar Voice
  Terry Fator
My Gig at the Mirage

Playing to sold-out audiences each night at The Mirage confirms my desire to push forward in all I can to entertain my fans and acquire new ones........



  An Imperial Life 
  Little Anthony
  This & That

I haven’t seen “Crank: High Voltage” yet, but a promoter friend of ours, Peter Gallo/Carolina Entertainment Group sent us a review he came across. It seems there is a scene where all these low-riders have their radios blast out “Tears On My Pillow”. That is amazing........

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  Tony's 2 Cents
  Tony Curtis
  The Chiller Autograph Show
We all had a great time and worked hard. We met tons of fans and sold alot of memorabilia. I love meeting everyone!......


  The Mentalist
  Gerry McCambridge

The Dreaded Phone Call
I received a phone call from my son Scott, who was clearly shaken up. He got into an accident right outside our development and his car was totaled.......



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Black is in


There are many Blacks that are prominent in assorted venues, The most powerful politician in the world is Black. The head of the Republican National Committee is Black......




Victoria Alexander

Week of April 24, 2009                             

Cleopatra’s Nose, Sri Chinmoy’s “Cult”, State of Play, Where God and Science Meet, Sin City Comedy, and more…….




Pete Allman
Las Vegas Film Festival Success

Las Vegas Film Festival was an opportunity for the public to view great films at low cost and to participate in an audience question-and-answer session with actors and film industry notables John Saxon, Barry Pepper and Michael Worth…....



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 04-24-09

Cadillac Ranch is a new 12,000-square-foot All American Bar & Grill located on the South Strip in Town Square across from Rave Motion Pictures, on the second floor, adjacent to Blue Martini and above the Yard House, which are also national chain eateries.....




Celebrity Chef Connection
Morton’s The Steakhouse celebrate National Prime Rib Day
Somebody (who knows who) selected certain days to celebrate anything and everything. For example, April 24 is National Penguin Day (who knew?)  Well, April 27 is National Prime Rib Day and what better place to enjoy prime rib than Morton’s The Steakhouse.........

  Art Encounter Honors Barry W. Becker, Jr.

New Horizon Academy’s Art Show and Auction, Las Vegas’ longest running art auction event, has been renamed the Barry Becker, Jr. Art Show and Auction in honor of Becker, a former student and prominent Las Vegan who died unexpectedly last year at the age of 36.....




Tom Jones International
Tom Jones to receive Hitmaker award at Songwriters Hall Of Fame
This is great news! The 40th annual award ceremony will be in Manhattan in June. Tom is so richly deserving of this award — and so many others........



  Chick Hughes 
  "Fashion Rocks The Universe" In The Hawaiian Tropic Zone!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....


A Little Off the Top

Jeff Starr                   
Peepshow, the new production extravaganza at Planet Hollywood starring Mel B. and Kelly Monaco is a feast for those who appreciate singing, dancing and good old fashioned mostly naked girls...



  Report on Vegas

Michael Politz
Week in Review
The Las Vegas Black Image Magazine, which will feature monthly insightful and entertaining highlights of African-Americans celebrities and residents in the Las Vegas Nevada area........




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Plastic Surgery Hoaxes

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  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - April 24th
This week's Pet of the Week..



  Nevada Ballet

Cindy Fox
Nevada Ballet Theatre Announces Its 2009-2010 Season
Nevada Ballet Theatre is pleased to announce its 2009-2010 season set to include two Las Vegas premieres, Coco and Jungle choreographed by Artistic Director James Canfield as well as a revival of George Balanchine’s Rubies.........



  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.......



  Community Engagement

Tom Axtell
Recession Rx Part 2
This Recession Rx episode provides economic tips for small business owners, offers insight into finding affordable health insurance for children and talks to a bank that is letting homeowners get face-to-face help with their loans....



  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
President Obama Says Reaching Out to Enemies Strengthens U.S.
Defending his brand of world politics, President Barack Obama said Monday that he “strengthens our hand” by reaching out to enemies of the United States and making sure that the nation is a leader, not a lecturer, of democracy.......



  Women's Chamber of Commerce

June Beland
7th Year Anniversary Celebration
Women's Chamber will celebrate seven year Anniversary May, 8, 2009 to commence the first stand alone Women's State chamber in Nevada History. .........



  Opportunity Village     

Opportunitini Rocks as Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village, is teaming with Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas to create the city’s largest gin-based martini, The Opportunitini.  The event is Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in front of Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, located at 4475 Paradise Road....



  Our Diverse Community

Hispanic community
2009 Awards Gala
An Elegant Evening of fine dining, librations and dancing.....



  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
On a daily basis, you must be in constant contact with your mission, that job in this world that only you can do. And yet at the same time you must appreciate the fact that there is a universe in which you don't exist — not for your families, not for your friends, not for your mission.....



  Nevada Cancer Institute
Lower-Cost Mammograms Available

In honor of women and the celebration of Mother’s in May, Nevada Cancer Institute is offering reduced-cost $50 screening mammograms to Nevada women over the age of 40 from May 18 – 22......



  Tennis Talk

Bruce Merrin
Summerlin Arbors 4.0 Team Defeats Spanish Trail!!!!
Guys, I offer you a thunderous STANDING OVATION.  There are l6 4.0 teams, and ONLY ONE is STILL UNDEFEATED........




Ms. Poker
  Susie Isaacs
  A Breakthrough!

Finally, I broke the ice and landed in the money. Only 31st out of almost 500, but it was a payday. Now to go further, last longer, and make a real hunk of hundreds......



The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Tournament Starting Strategy

When starting out in a tournament, what should your strategy be? I have seen a couple of suggestions in print, which I will loosely categorize as "wait and see" and "come out firing." Let's look at each.....


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Margaritas For Nevada Ballet Theatre!


Enjoy the finest Margarita’s on the West side at a special Margarita tasting at Agave Restaurant that will support Nevada Ballet Theatre, the state’s largest professional ballet company. Sample Agave’s award winning margaritas, tequilas, and enjoy live entertainment all while supporting the arts! Saturday, May 2, 4 pm - 7 pm. 10820 W. Charleston, Las Vegas. $35 prepay / $40 at the door. To RSVP, call 702.243.2623.


25th Anniversary of Ash Meadows


Saturday, May 2nd


Breathtaking Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, located about 90 minutes outside of Las Vegas, is a desert oasis with spring-fed wetlands that have been witness to a lot of history and are home to unique plants and wildlife.  This year Ash Meadows is celebrating its 25th anniversary of restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats, many of which are found nowhere else in the world!  Help them celebrate by joining in activities for the whole family, meet the other local organizations who help them work towards their mission, and meet Puddles, the Blue Goose mascot of the National Wildlife Refuge System.



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Legends in Concert

at the

Robin Sutton

Jay White

at the

Steve Harrington


Barbra & Frank
at the  
Teresa Cadzi

Gerry McCambridge
Stacey Chadwell

Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Antonio Parente


Liberace Museum
in the
Liberace Plaza
Shannon Conley

Country Superstars
Linda Rodgers

Larry J. Jones
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Katie Mugan
Stars of Magic
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Bob Berendt  




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