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National Physical Fitness Month

Featured Artist of May

Featured Announcement

3 New Show Giveaways

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway




May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Families, or for that matter, any group, can come together to learn about the different activities that you can do to add physical fitness to your life. It only takes a small change. The statistics on physical inactivity and overweight and obesity may paint a pretty grim picture, but don’t be discouraged. The good news is that there is room for improvement in the way we live, work, and play and that only means that we have the ability to make things change for the better. Visit here


Featured Artist

for the Month of May

Blue Man Group




Featured Announcement


Summer Kick-Off Fiesta Day


The City of Las Vegas invites the community (and friends) to their Summer Kick-Off Fiesta Day And School’s Out Splash Party on Saturday, May 23, 2009 the pool’s opening day of the season. Enjoy open swimming, the water slide, Latin music, food and beverages. City of Las Vegas staff will share information regarding swim lessons, aquatics teams, summer passes and pool rentals. Food and beverages are additional. Saturday, May 23rd from Noon – 5:00 pm at the Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family pool in Freedom Park – 889 N. Pecos – Entry fee $3 a person


3 New Show Giveaways to Begin Next Week


V - The Ultimate Variety Show


Voted “Best show in Vegas!” V has something for everyone. Comedy, magic, aerial acrobatics, dancing and some of the wildest modern-day Vaudeville acts you will ever see. V truly is the Ultimate Variety Show. E! Entertainment calls it “A must see show for the entire family.” V – The Ultimate Variety Show provides high-energy entertainment for everyone.


Marc Savard's Mesmerized Show


“Holy Hit” says E! Entertainment - Mesmerized is an energetic mix of comedy, hypnosis and chaos. You can see the show or BE the show! Come to watch hilarious audience volunteers live onstage as the number one hypnotist in the world, Marc Savard, whips the crowd into a frenzy. Mesmerized is the wildest and funniest show on the Strip.


Fab Four Live


Voted “Best Beatles show across the universe!” Come see Paul, John, George and Ringo perform their greatest hits such as I Want to Hold Your Hand, Hard Days Night, Twist and Shout, Sergeant Pepper's and Hey Jude. Fab Four Live recreates the music and excitement of a real Beatles concert as these talented musicians perform many of their greatest hits live on stage!



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May 22nd Featured Column:


Social Security Announces New Program


  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update
  Governor Gibbons has presented the Legislature with a budget that is balanced and does not raise taxes. The State Senate and the State Assembly are controlled by liberal legislators who have promised to pass a budget filled with new taxes....


  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update
Hundreds of Nevadans have written to me this year with some alarming news. Even though they’ve played by the rules and paid their bills on time, credit card companies are doubling their interest rates without notice, charging ridiculous fees and creating a cycle of debt that is nearly impossible for struggling families to escape......


  Nevada Government

Senator John Ensign
Ensign Statement On Visit To GITMO Detainee Facility
Senator John Ensign, Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, released the following statement after touring the detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) and attending briefings by military leaders.......

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Capitalizing on Nevada’s role as a renewable energy leader, Nevada’s Congressional Delegation announced legislation today (May 12, 2009) that could result in millions of dollars for state and local governments in Nevada and throughout the West.......


  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Weekly Update
$266 million are now available for Nevada’s schools is welcome news for our state, our teachers, and our children.  These funds could not have come at a more important time.  It is critical that during this tough economic time we continue to invest in our nation’s future by ensuring that students receive a quality education......



City of North Las Vegas
  City and Teamsters Local 14 Reach Agreement on Cost-Containment Measures

The City of North Las Vegas and Teamsters Local 14 are pleased to announce that the City and Teamsters members have reached an agreement, approved by the City Council at last night’s Council meeting, on $3.8 million in cost-containment measures affecting their contract......




  Politically Speaking

Democratic Party 

Weekly Update
Nevada Senator Harry Reid is championing a bill in the Senate this week that will protect Nevada consumers from abuses by credit card companies...



  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 05-16-09 - 05-22-09

The main hurdle "The Lion King" will have to leap will be the test of time: 2 ½ hours of it, to be precise. A full hour longer than the long-held preference in this city for 90 -minute shows, "The Lion King" may be the rare exception, and associate director John Stefaniuk has a quick response for doubters.......



  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams     

Although today’s memorial service for entertainer Danny Gans is described as a celebration of his life, there will still be a sadness that fills the air. There is still a sense of disbelief that the 52-year-old singer and impressionist who began a new headline run at Steve Wynn’s Encore Theater just four months ago is gone......




  Tony's 2 Cents
  Tony Curtis

My Harrods Exhibition
Here are some photos of my Art Exhibit which is up right now at Harrods in London. It looks great, Harrods did an excellent job! We have already sold a few pieces......



  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

I love doing this column but this week I must have writers’ block, or something. Maybe because I’m in rehearsals, having business meetings, online, reading emails, responding to cell calls, etc. and it is all I can handle. I heard about writers’ block and I’m at a loss.........




  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Amazing Holes Around the World!


These holes are not only amazing, but some of them are really terrifying - especially #8! The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are.....




Victoria Alexander

Week of May 22, 2009                             

CineVegas Café Series, Angels & Demons Review, Opus Dei Mass, Shia LaBeouf Wants to Marry His Mother, Casey Anthony’s Deluded Parents, and more…….




  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 05-15-09

Motown legend Smokey Robinson is presenting Australia’s hit recording artists Human Nature and their show “The Ultimate Celebration of Motown.”  The show will open at the Imperial Palace on May 23 and be the first new production in the showroom in 26 years since earlier this year “Legends in Concert” moved next door to headline at Harrah’s....




Pete Allman
ASCAP: Music Industry Vanguard, Informs, Protects

From the Great White Way to the star-studded stages and showrooms of Las Vegas, wherever music plays and lyrics are sung, ASCAP is there to support and reward the artists who keep it coming worldwide….....





Kid Cary
“An Affair of the Heart…. to Italy with Love”
Shecky along with 35 other entertainers were part of a benefit for the April 6, 2009 earthquake victims in Italy.  The show lasted over three hours and half hours, and in addition to the 35 plus entertainers, so many more people gave their time and talent to put on a fabulous show......




Celebrity Chef Connection
ENVY The Steakhouse    
“We are fortunate to work with vintners who are passionate about the art of pairing wine with food,” said, Anett Mindermann, General Manager of ENVY The Steakhouse.  We take pride in providing our guests a rare culinary experience that delves into diverse and interesting wine flavors from across the world.”.......

  The Lion King

One of the biggest shows to come to Las Vegas is Disney’s THE LION KING. This is also the first ever Disney production in Las Vegas, demonstrating the fact that we are the entertainment capital of the world.....





Tom Jones International
Tom Jones: Last Night, Last Show At the MGM
As this is being written, Tom, the band, the singers and everyone else involved are on a plane headed, ultimately, to Turkey. But, they left town on the wings of a triumph...........



  Chick Hughes 
  This Week Chick, At The "Zowie Bowie Show!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....



  Report on Vegas

Michael Politz
Week in Review
The Lion King pounced into the Mandalay Bay taking with it the applaud and raves of all who have had the pleasure of seeing the production since it's recent opening! As I sat there watching I could not help but watch the reaction of the audience around me. Their faces, their expressions, the look of Wow!......




Your Latest Feedback!


Craig Ferguson 5/18/9A Late Late Show OOPS beginning


Jesse Ventura SCHOOLS Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the issue of torture on The View

  2007 & 2008 Feedback!



  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - May 22nd
This week's Pet of the Week..



  Women's Chamber of Commerce

June Beland
Career Fair May 28, 2009
Meet leading female executives, hear their success stories and learn more about career opportunities in positions such as: Assistant Restaurant Manager, Convention Services Manager, Director of Marketing and more......  




  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Jill Curtis
Sad news as Chief has to be euthanized tonight at Desert Pines........

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  Legally Speaking

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Social Security Announces New Program
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the national rollout of the agency's Compassionate Allowances initiative, a way to expedite the processing of disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe that their conditions obviously meet Social Security's standards......




  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
Obama Health Care Organizing
The chance to finally reform our nation's health care system is here. While Congress moves rapidly to produce a detailed plan, I have made it clear that real reform must uphold three core principles -- it must reduce costs, guarantee choice, and ensure quality care for every American........



  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
A great Kabbalist once said, "When you get busy worrying about the welfare of others, the Light gets busy worrying about you." Find ways to care for others today. Let your worries alone for a change....




  Tennis Talk

Bruce Merrin
Summerlin Arbors 4.0 Team WINS/10-0 Still Undefeated
The sun was SIZZLING and so was our Summerlin Arbors 4.0 team. Here are the results from the match just completed at the beautiful Red Rock Country Club......



Ms. Poker
  Susie Isaacs
  The Mentalist

During my last home satellite, which by the way, Hermie and Joe Pane won, Joe and his lady, Sissy were telling us all about a show they had seen at Hooters Casino called "The Mentalist". ........




The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Learning Limit Hold’em Before No-Limit Hold’em

I learned how to play limit hold’em in 1976 and no-limit hold’em (NLH) in 1978. Before NLH was televised and there was Internet poker available, this was the normal route to becoming a no-limit hold’em player....









New Child Abuse Prevention Website Offers $1,000 Cash Prize

      , Nevada’s newest child abuse prevention website, is offering a $1,000 cash prize for the best prevention video submitted to the website during the months of May and June. The competition is a continuing part of activities conducted by CAN Prevent, the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force, Inc.  The organization is based in Reno, but running a full statewide campaign in 2009.


The Cannery Food Drive



Turn your cans into cash! The Cannery Casino and Hotel is hosting a food drive for Three Square and asking its C.A.N. members to donate cans of food. For every can donated, C.A.N. members will receive an electronic drawing ticket (up to five cans per day) and will be entered to win a share of $10,000 in free slot play. 500 winners get $20 in free play!


May 27th - May 29th, 2009
The Cannery on Craig
12pm – 8pm




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Legends in Concert

at the
Irene Vogel

Jay White

at the

Gwendolyn Preston


Barbra & Frank
at the  
Richard Mende

Gerry McCambridge
Planet Hollywood  
Teresa Twomey-Quinn

Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Hazel Mason


Liberace Museum
in the
Liberace Plaza
Henrietta Lewandowski


Country Superstars
 John Svoboda

Larry G. Jones
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Leah Montes
Stars of Magic
at the
Royal Resort Hotel

 Melinda Neal

V-Ultimate Variety
Planet Hollywood
Starting Next week

Marc Savard's Mesmerized Show
Planet Hollywood
Starting Next week

Fab Four
Planet Hollywood
Starting Next week






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