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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Featured Artist of May

Featured Announcement

Special Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway






In the United States, Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the 5th of May) has taken on significance beyond that in Mexico.  Commercial interests in the United States have capitalized on the celebration, advertising Mexican products and services, with an emphasis on beverages, foods, and music. The date is perhaps best recognized in the United States as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, and the Chinese New Year are used to celebrate those of Irish, German, and Chinese ancestry, respectively. As a result, the holiday is observed by many Americans regardless of ethnic origins, especially in cities and states where there is a large population of Mexican ancestry. Although it is not an official holiday, many cities with large populations of Mexican ancestry honor the day as a symbolic representation of Mexican pride and as a representation of a culture that blends both Mexican and American roots. Celebrations tend to draw both from traditional Mexican symbols, such as the Virgin de Guadalupe, and from prominent figures of Mexican descent in the United States, such as César Chávez. Learn more HERE


Featured Artist

for the Month of May

Blue Man Group


Featured Announcement

Curb Day is Saturday, May 16th, 2009 Give your Stuff Away



On Saturday, May 16, 2009, people all over will participate in “Curb Day” by bringing unwanted (but still valuable) items to their curbs for others to cart away for free.


We all own “stuff” we don’t need – things that have value, but not to us. Overall, there are millions of items out there – good stuff, just wasting away, cluttering households. Many people could really use some of this stuff, especially in today’s economy.


Of course, selling or donating these items are options. But most of us don’t bother. We just keep packing it in, don't we? Learn more HERE


Special Announcement

Danny Gans Passed Away This Morning



Danny Gans, 52, Las Vegas entertainer, passed away at his home this morning. The cause of his death is unknown.... Henderson Police said this morning, that they received a call about 3:45 a.m. from a woman in Henderson. The woman said that a 52-year-old male was having breathing problems. When officers and paramedics arrived they found the man unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. ... as per department procedure, police are conducting a death investigation at the home. We send our condolences to Danny's wife Julie, and his children Amy, Andrew & Emily.


Danny Gans Tribute

This is a video response to Danny Gans now appearing at Encore Wynn Las Vegas


Danny Gans, a singing and voice impressionist died May 1, 2009 at the age of 52. He leaves behind a loving wife and three children. This video is a tribute to him and his thousands of performances that touched hearts all over the world. Doug and I feel so blessed to have seen his performance 16 times while at the Mirage. Thank you Danny, for all the music and joy you brought into the world.



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May 1st Featured Column:


Derby Day


  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Director Ken Mayer will be awarded the Pope & Young Club’s Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award, which recognizes a wildlife professional who has made significant contributions to bowhunting and wildlife conservation.....



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update
“I thank Secretary Solis for taking the time to come to Nevada. She understands very well the challenges facing our state. This recession has hit Nevada harder than just about any other state with the highest foreclosure rate in the country and over 10 percent unemployment.......


  Nevada Government
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

“When law enforcement officers get to know the neighborhoods and families they serve, public safety increases and our communities benefit.  These grants will help fund up to 187 new police officers for Las Vegas and other Nevada cities at a time when budgets are extremely tight and some types of crime are on the rise......

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  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Weekly Update
Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s Third District supported legislation approved by the House of Representatives yesterday that will provide grants to put 187 police officers on the streets in Nevada.  In her district alone, H.R. 1139, the COPS Improvement Act, would provide funding for 69 new police officers.......




  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Weekly Update
The Division of Mortgage Lending continues to vigorously discipline licensees who have violated NRS 645B.  It recently revoked the licenses of four Las Vegas licensees and fined them a combined amount of $28,500......



City of North Las Vegas 
  City Revels In Tastes & Tunes and MORE

The City of North Las Vegas is pleased to present the 7th Annual Tastes & Tunes celebration, a festival of culture, heritage and music......




Politically Speaking

John Daly
John Dancy, Former NBC Correspondent
This is a posting about my good friend John Dancy who is now retired from NBC News. John was the reporter who broke the Iran-Contra Scandal back in the 1980s. He also covered the White House and Moscow for NBC along with four wars..........



  Monthly Horoscope
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
May '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 04-25-09 - 05-01-09
Bravo's "Top Chef," the popular reality series that puts budding talent on the grill, will shoot in Las Vegas, according to reports. Filming for season six will begin Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times........


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams     

Just hours before Playboy king Hugh Hefner jets into town for the first ever unveiling here of the new Playboy Playmate of the Year, he’s admitted that he’s still in love with Holly Madison -- and says he’d welcome his 29-year-old former flame back to The Playboy Mansion in an instant.......




  The Hundred Million Dollar Voice
  Terry Fator
Opening Night

After a highly successful month of sold-out preview performances, Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands celebrated its grand opening Saturday, March 14 at The Mirage in Las Vegas.........



  Masked Magician
  Val Valentino
  Danny Gans Dies

Las Vegas Has Lost One Of Its Greats! Danny Gans (1956-2009) Passed away last night no details as of cause of his death, as of yet.......




  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

I’ve been writing this column for almost 7 months now and as I started to think about the column, I thought - what am I going to write about this week? Well, I remembered what my good friend and press agent George Dassinger said, “one day you’ll hit writers’ block”. He is absolutely right. I sat there blank and then, it happened.........



  The Mentalist
  Gerry McCambridge

Moving Back to the Strip
On May 14th I will perform my last show at Hooters Casino Hotel. It was an honor and pleasure working there for the past 2 years. It is now time to move back to the strip.......




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

Good news!  "Jordan's Paws Across America - - The True Story of a Dog and His Best Friend"  Is Now On Sale!.....



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Bill's Retro World


An interesting website if you're into '50s and '60s nostalgia, with categories such as cars, music, TV, movies, sports and much more.......





Victoria Alexander

Week of May 01, 2009                             

Trent Carlini’s ELVOLUTION™, Macmillan Audiobooks: Body-For-Life and Mafia Son, The X Conference Press Conference, The 5th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference, Curandero Fidel Andy, PaDeva Church, and more……….




Pete Allman
Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar: A Palate’s Delight

What is the reward of patience when dining out? Freshly cooked cuisine takes time to prepare. And Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar is one restaurant that makes everything fresh from the very start—everything, including desserts, soups, appetizers…....




  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 05-01-09

“Menopause” that was a  hit show at the Las Vegas Hilton for four years will open on May 26 at the Luxor in a new time slot with 5:30 p.m. shows daily.  Paige O'Hara of “Beauty and the Beast” fame will be on board playing the Soap Star role she has been performing since the show opened.....




Celebrity Chef Connection
The 19th Annual Epicurean Affair       
It was the 19th annual Epicurean Affair at the Flamingo pool and gardens on Thursday, April 23 and what a night!  While in the past year, I have attended some events that unfortunately are down in both vendors and participants, I am thrilled to tell you that was not the case for the Epicurean Affair..........





Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News May 2009
The biggest entertainment news is the opening of “The Lion King.”  Previews are starting on May 5th, and the Grand Opening will be in the last part of the month.  Mandalay Bay’s production will be virtually identical to the other companies seen around the globe and will be staged with all of the same spectacular music, sets, and costumes that have made it a worldwide phenomenon........




Tom Jones International
Never-Before-Seen Footage of Tom Jones in Europe in the 90
Lampie the Clown — or, Eric Swan, if you prefer — was Tom’s lighting designer from 1993 to 2004. While passing time in the lighting booth, he shot video of the show and he’s sent some to share.........





Carol Lane Patterson
2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival
What happened at this festival?  Lots. With concurrent sessions, daily panel discussions and insights from filmmakers, this Festival had the typical hectic feel about it.....…

  The Soloist
Overall, The Soloist is a compassionate portrayal of the plight of the misfit in our society and the ultimately mystifying schizophrenic mind....…


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

The University Of Southern Nevada Gala


The UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN NEVADA held its 7th Annual Scholarship Gala in the beautiful RITZ CARLTON HOTEL GRAND BALLROOM at Lake Las Vegas........





Liberace Foundation
Liberace Foundation Announces Reorganization
The Liberace Foundation Board of Directors announced today (April 30, 2009) reorganization due to the current economic climate with the goal of keeping the Liberace legacy of showmanship and scholarship vibrant and moving forward for years to come.....



  Chick Hughes 
  This Week, Chick Meets Miss Universe!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....



  Report on Vegas

Michael Politz
Week in Review
The High Heels Poker Tour Academy (HHPTA) will be offering a 2-day all women's poker academy on June 5th & 6th ,with poker pros Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs, Karina Jett, Lisa Adams, JJ Liu, and others who will offer their insight, expertise, and experiences as the best in the industry.........


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  Feng Shui Tips 

Consy Malasoma
Raise Your Mindfulness to Handle Stress
I have not been actively contributing to my monthly column as there has been so much turmoil and change in everyone’s lives these past several months.....





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Poor Carmen Guzman


Breast Cancer

  2007 & 2008 Feedback!


  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - May 1st
This week's Pet of the Week..




  Women's Chamber of Commerce

June Beland
Grant Opportunity Postings Were made on the
Find opportunities.........



  Child Focus

Sixth Annual Mother’s Day Event    
Mother’s Day is a time to honor the women we love. In keeping with this special occasion, Child Focus, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the state’s foster care system is hosting the Sixth Annual Mother’s Day Tea........




  Community Engagement

Tom Axtell
Recession Rx Part 3
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.....

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  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
Transformation Day
The Las Vegas City Council invited the public to join Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese, City of Las Vegas staff, representatives of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Stratosphere Hotel, various faith-based organizations, business community leaders and residents of the Gateway District community, to the Neighborhood Transformation Celebration at the Gateway District on Saturday April 25th.......




  Career Curator
  Paul Carpino

Re-inventing Your Career
During these challenging economic times, many people have chosen to reinvent their careers, by choice or necessity. This month, I’ll share with you some career development wisdom from some of the world’s top professionals, in a variety of careers and professions.....



  Our Diverse Community

Hispanic community
Scholarship Monthly Luncheon
The Latin Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the Scholarship/Monthly Luncheon on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 11:30 am at the Culinary Training Academy......




  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Monthly Insight
This month is commonly referred to as the month of healing, and it offers us all the ability to instigate healing processes......



  Our Diverse Community

Nevada Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Spiritual Perspective on the Current Times and How to Get Through It
This month is commonly referred to as the month of healing, and it offers us all the ability to instigate healing processes......





Frank Marino
Derby Day
Well it’s my favorite time of the year… Tomorrow is Kentucky Derby Day! Horse racing’s best three year olds will compete in the 1¼ Mile classic for the 135th time. However not all of the best three year olds will be participating in this year’s event......



  Tennis Talk

Bruce Merrin
Summerlin Arbors 4.0 Team Defeats CSGV 3-2!!!!!
Breaking News.  Stop the Presses. ESPN-TV Alert!! We still have a PERFECT RECORD:  7-0 ......




Ms. Poker
  Susie Isaacs
  Russ Hamilton in Pendleton, Oregon??

I hate to get knocked out of a poker tournament early (third round), but sometimes, it turns out OK. I saw Linda Johnson leaving the tournament area and five minutes later, I was behind her; just in time to join her and Poker Picture Lady, Laurie, for a jaunt to town.......






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Friday, 05/01 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Event Venue: Main Street – Henderson

The opening night of ArtWalk, a three-day art festival featuring artists from across the country representing a diverse variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, glass, pottery, photography and unique hand-made jewelry. Live music throughout the weekend adds to the unique metropolitan ambience of The District.




Downtown Special Event Notification



Race For The Cure

Saturday, May 2, 2009


  The Race for the Cure will be held in the downtown area. The event will begin Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Ave and finish at Fremont St and 6th Street.  


4:00 a.m.

Barricade Set-up

7:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Event Begins

12:00 p.m.



For the easiest access during the parade, please use the traffic signs surrounding the event route as a guide. For the easiest access during the parade, please use the traffic signs surrounding the event route as a guide.


Downtown Special Event Notification



Las Vegas Pride Parade




Friday, May 1, 2009


The parade is on 4th Street from Coolidge to Fremont.


Barricade Set-up - 6:00 p.m.


Event Begins 8:00 p.m.


Event Ends 10:00 p.m.


For the easiest access during the parade, please use the traffic signs surrounding the event route as a guide.





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Legends in Concert

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Alex Jellema

Jay White

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Debra Dellinger


Barbra & Frank
at the  
Drew Rutberg

Gerry McCambridge
Duane Fox

Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Bonnie Farina


Liberace Museum
in the
Liberace Plaza
Susan Kashani

Country Superstars
Vaughn Suponatime 

Larry J. Jones
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Billy Scadlock
Stars of Magic
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Dustin Parker  




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