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Happy Mother's Day

Featured Artist of May

Featured Announcement

Special Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway





  Sunday May 10th is Mother's Day.

The Mother's Day holiday, in the United States, celebrates motherhood generally and the positive contributions of mothers to society. It falls on the second Sunday of each May. It is the result of a campaign by Anna Marie Jarvis (1864-1948), who, following the death of her mother on May 9, 1905, devoted her life to establishing Mother's Day as a national, and later an international, holiday.

The "Mother's Day" anti-war observances was founded by Julia Ward Howe in 1872. Click HERE to learn more about that.


Featured Artist

for the Month of May

Blue Man Group




Featured Announcement


Danny Gans Curtain Closing Tribute




The Man of Many Voices 1956-2009 - We're all deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Danny Gans on May 1, 2009. He was an extraordinary performer and a part of our family. We'll continue to honor him by never forgetting the way in which he’s touched so many lives.


Special Announcement


Metro police officer dies from injuries after early-morning crash


Las Vegas police officer James Manor was struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver while responding to a domestic violence call in the southwest valley early this morning. The 28-year-old Manor was trapped in his patrol car for several minutes before emergency responders were able to extricate him and take him to University Medical Center. The Clark High School graduate who was 13 days shy of marking his second year with the department was pronounced dead not long after arriving at the hospital, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said. “Today is a dark day for the Metro police family,” Gillespie said.



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May 8th Featured Column:


Repeat After Me:  I am Not a Marketer Because.....


  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Budget Recommendations

“As a result of the Economic Forum’s projections last week for less state revenue, coupled with the injection of funds from the economic stimulus package, I have determined that it is necessary to reduce our original proposed balanced budget by about $400-million......



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Reid Delivers Smallest Yucca Mountain Budget Ever
“Today’s budget announcement by the Obama Administration reaffirms its strong commitment to the death of the failed Yucca Mountain idea,” Reid said. “The termination language in its plan could not be any clearer – Yucca is history......


  Nevada Government           

Senator John Ensign
Weekly Update
Led by John Ensign and Joe Lieberman, a bipartisan group of 14 Senators today urged Education Secretary Arne Duncan to reverse his decision that has trapped low-income students in underperforming schools.  The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program allows low-income students to attend private schools, but Secretary Duncan recently announced that new students would not be admitted to the program.......

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and New York Congressman Eliot Engel are calling for conditions to be placed on any funding the United States provides to the Gaza Strip that could be included in a supplemental spending package now being assembled......


  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Weekly Update
Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s Third District urged veterans eligible for education benefits under the GI Bill for the 21st Century to apply through the Department of Veterans Affairs online beginning today, Friday, May 1......



  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Weekly Update
The Nevada Department of Business & Industry (B&I) announced that it has created an account on the micro-blogging site Twitter.....




  Las Vegas Government 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

Civilian positions available at the LV Metro Police Department

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is hiring now for a number of positions in its Forensics Laboratory and will be hiring more dispatch and support positions later this year......



City of North Las Vegas
  City Launches Web-Based Business License Services and More

North Las Vegas business owners now can access City Business License services online with just a couple of key strokes.......




City of Henderson
  ArtFest in Henderson

On Saturday, May 09, 2009 At 8:00 am Spend Mother's Day Weekend at ArtFest of Henderson. With over 100 artisan booths displaying and selling a variety of artwork including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, two stages featuring live entertainment, Kids' Gallery, food booths, and more..........



  Politically Speaking

Center for Strategic Analysis 
Las Vegas Financing Terrorism 
The seminar will be conducted by Subject Matter Experts from our nation's intelligence agencies, counter-terrorism experts, specialists from academia, and speakers with a unique understanding of the "Islamic terrorist mindset" and why they hate us.....




  Politically Speaking

Democratic Party 
Week in Review
You might have seen America’s Worst Governor, Gov. Jim Gibbons, touting his drastic budget cuts, which balance the state budget on the backs of children, schools and seniors.....



  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 05-02-09 - 05-08-09
In another eerie twist, one of entertainer Danny Gans' final acts was the completion of his autobiography on Wednesday, the day of his last show and two days before he died........


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams     

It was the most shocking and unexpected upset of Season 8 of ABC’s top-rated Dancing With the Stars, but it proves that “King of the Cowboys Ty Murray” -- and his wife, singer Jewel -- has millions of rodeo cowboy fans voting for him.......




  Masked Magician
  Val Valentino
  Out Of The County For a Few Weeks

In a country out of the US I was making various TV appearances it was publicized that I was going to make a large building or monument disappear. On a popular comedy show “Panico” equal to the US “Saturday Night Live” they did a spoof of The Masked Magician vanishing a monument.....



  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

We are currently working with promoter Peter Gallo and he mentioned that he had an email from international management wiz, Selwyn Miller. He is a longtime fan of ours and has managed Petula Clark for over 40 years.........




  The Mentalist
  Gerry McCambridge

Danny Gans Dies
My phone's beeping woke me up Friday morning indicating I had a ton of voice mails and text messages. I put on the TV and started checking my phone's messages. My family and friends were calling to see if I knew legendary Las Vegas performer Danny Gans died in his sleep at age 52 last night........



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Let us pray for our soldiers!


Prayer Request: When you see this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.....

  Some Amazing Animal Videos
  Goat & Monkey on a Tight rope, Giraffe Birth at Safari West and an Animal Odd Couple.......




Victoria Alexander

Week of May 08, 2009                             

Wolverine Weekend Hits Las Vegas, Dr. Happiness, The Biocentric Universe, A Solar Superstorm Is Coming, Brenden Theaters Celebrity Suite, Remote Viewing Workshop with Stephan Schwartz, Inside the Church of Satan, Shipbo Women Healers, and more...



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 05-08-09

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the Fremont Street Experience (FSE) will be taking Las Vegas back 40 years with the “Summer of ’69: Vegas or Bust” festival and concert series that will continue for 108 days through Labor Day weekend.....





Celebrity Chef Connection
Mother’s Day       
It is that time when we honor our mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers and anyone who has nurtured, comforted and cared for us. Below are a few suggestions to make this one of the most special Mother’s Day ever..........



  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

Las Vegas Black Historical Society Reception


The Las Vegas Black Historical Society proudly presented a reception to celebrate the long awaited unveiling of the group's historic inaugural “Las Vegas Black Historical Society Commemorative Book” Volume 1........





Tom Jones International
TJ Opened At MGM Last Night
For Tom, playing the MGM is probably the best of both worlds. Staying in one place and getting to perform with no jet lag or long car/bus ride..........



  Chick Hughes 
  Chick Meets "Deal Or No Deals" TV Model "Claudia Jordan"
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....



  Report on Vegas

Michael Politz
Week in Review
Disney’s award-winning Broadway phenomenon, THE LION KING, leaps onto the Mandalay Bay Theatre stage. Preview performances begin tonight (May 5) and the show will celebrate its official opening May 15........




Your Latest Feedback!


Let the Games Begin


The Voca People

  Living in a Garbage Truck
  2007 & 2008 Feedback!



  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - May 8th
This week's Pet of the Week..



  Women's Chamber of Commerce

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




  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
Repeat After Me:  I am Not a Marketer Because .....
From branding to packaging to web sites to advertising to partnering to sponsorships and public and community relations, marketing can be exhaustive and expensive when a company is trying to cut through the clutter......



  The Upper Crust

Clair Zeto
Business Networking Event
At our monthly Business Networking Events you will have the exclusive opportunity to meet Las Vegas' most prominent CEO's and top executives and to Business Network with the clientele you want to reach with the buying power to purchase your products and services.......




  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Jill Curtis
The L.O.P.E. Event
Well, we got through the first LOPE Event here in Las Vegas. LOPE, which stands for "Las Vegas Outreach Program for Equines", was put on by the Clark County Animal Control, the NV Dept of AG, the Nevada Horse Council, Desert Pines Equine Clinic, Clark County, and Shiloh Horse Rescue.......

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  Community Engagement

Tom Axtell
Vegas PBS Provides On-going H1N1 Coverage
Vegas PBS’ “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” brings the H1N1 flu virus to the forefront of its nightly weekday coverage with upcoming segments focused on breaking news throughout Mexico and the United States......


  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
DNC ad – GOP Survivor
The Democratic National Committee released a new web ad “Survivor: GOP” highlighting the continued disunity and infighting among Republican leaders over control of the party. Even as the GOP attempts to rebuild, they continue to be stymied by internal squabbles over who should lead the party and in what direction.......



  Our Diverse Community

Hispanic community
Scholarship Monthly Luncheon
The presidents of institutions of higher learning will discuss the magnitude and importance of a solid education......




  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Kabbalah concurs with many holistic healers and practitioners on the idea that while we are exposed to countless bacteria, virus, and illness each day, it is our thoughts, words and behaviors that weaken our immune systems and allow dis-ease to set in......



  Our Diverse Community

Young Israel-Aish
YIA of LV turns 13! Honoring U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley


Tools to define and create Success and Tu B'Shevat........




  Our Diverse Community 

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
Up Coming Events    
The May Membership Mixer will be held on May 14th at Harley Davidson Cafe at Harmon and Las Vegas Blvd and on May 27th there will be a Power Breakfast at Egg Works on Sunset and Eastern next to Wells Fargo Bank..,,........



  Nevada Cancer Institute
Lower-Cost Mammograms Available  REMINDER

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......




  In This Corner

Pete Allman
Two Fighters with Heart: Pacquiao and Hatton

Two fighters with power and heart had the potential for a great fight at the MGM Grand Garden, but it ended fast in round two with a knockout by Manny Pacquiao over opponent Ricky Hatton…....



  Tennis Talk

Bruce Merrin
Summerlin Arbors 4.0 Team WINS!!!! 8-0 & More
Pit Bull Bill/Double "A" split sets.  It went to a 10 point tie-breaker.  Pit Bull/Double "A" were up then was 9-9....they WON:  16-14!!!!!!!!STILLLLLLLLLLLLL UNDEFEATED....SUMMERLIN ARBORS!!!!!!......




Ms. Poker
  Susie Isaacs
  The Pink Posse Debuts

Last Saturday, Doralee Rae aka. Lady Pink got to live step one of a multi-step dream. She always wears a pink cowboy hat in poker competition. In living the Secret, several months ago, she decided to buy a dozen pink cowboy hats in a variety of sizes.......



The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Milking a Cow

I was e-mailed the following hand by a student of mine who understands poker well, but has only a moderate amount of experience with no-limit hold'em. This is a fine instructional hand, because the situation is fairly common and the solution is a mathematical one that can be easily applied to similar situations. My comments are interjected throughout, as appropriate...












Soles4Souls Inc., the shoe charity, and USRA are partnering together to offer attendees of the upcoming USRA Conference in Las Vegas the opportunity to work directly with children in need. They are working with a local elementary school that has identified 800 at-risk children to receive a new pair of shoes, courtesy of USRA and Soles4Souls.


Join them on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 am in the lobby of the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.  They will be taking a hotel shuttle to Ronzone Elementary School and giving away a free pair of Soles4Souls flip-flops to each child at the school.  The event will last from 8:30 until 9:30 am and should arrive back at the resort no later than 10:30am.  


Vegas Uncork'd


May 7 - 10, 2009


If you're a foodie, now is the time to buy tickets to Vegas Uncork'd, one of the nation's most exciting epicurean events, presented by Bon Appetit. Already a food lover's paradise with celebrity chefs and more master sommeliers than any other city in the country, Las Vegas is the perfect destination to mingle with 50 of the world's greatest chefs while tasting their creations.

To learn more about the Vegas Uncork'd events or to purchase tickets visit:




An Affair of the Heart... to Italy with Love



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Legends in Concert

at the
Bill Mandel

Jay White

at the

Adriene Houston


Barbra & Frank
at the  
Beverly Smith

Gerry McCambridge
Charles Peak

Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
D L Carter


Liberace Museum
in the
Liberace Plaza

 Jason Sturtsman

Country Superstars
 Jovier Gaines

Larry G. Jones
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Leeann Bouder
Stars of Magic
at the
Royal Resort Hotel

   Larry Pringle





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