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This Week's Flyer Contains:

May is Clean Air Month

Featured Artist of June

Featured Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway



May is Clean Air Month - Summer is fast approaching, and many people are getting ready to embrace the great outdoors. Although many people put lots of thought into the perfect swimsuit or planning a great picnic, not many take into account the quality of the air we breathe. We all know that oxygen is vital to sustaining life; therefore, breathing clean, oxygen-rich air is critical to our health. Finding ways to reduce air pollutants has become increasingly challenging. The Clean Air Act, instituted in 1970 and rewritten in 1990, was designed to focus attention on air pollution's harmful effects on the nation's health. Also in 1970, Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is responsible for implementing a variety of Clean Air Act programs to reduce air pollution nationwide.  Many studies have shown links between pollution and health effects. For example, increases in air pollution have been linked to decreases in lung function and increases in heart attacks. While overall quality has improved in the last 20 years, urban areas are still a concern. For more info click HERE.


Featured Artist

for the Month of June

Donny & Marie




Featured Announcement


Jews Celebrate Shavuot


Shavuot has several names: Chag HaShavuot (the Festival of Weeks); Chag HaKatzir (the Festival of the Harvest); Yom HaBikurim (the Day of First Fruits); and Chag Mattan Torah (the Holiday of the Giving of the Torah). Shavuot celebrates the harvest and commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments to the Jewish People on Mount Sinai. On Shavuot, Jews light candles, decorate with greenery, eat dairy food, study Torah, attend prayer services, and read the Book of Ruth. To learn more click HERE.


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May 29th Featured Co-columns:


Help For Nevada Homeowners Becomes Law


Proper Public Displays of Patriotism




  Nevada Government
  Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Governor Jim Gibbons has rejected an offer to momentarily meet President Barack Obama while the President is in Las Vegas on Tuesday.  White House staff offered Governor Gibbons the chance to greet President Obama at the airport.....



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Help For Nevada Homeowners Becomes Law
Senator Harry Reid stood with President Barack Obama as the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act were signed into law.  Reid led the U.S. Senate to passage of both bills in which he included provisions to provide help for Nevadans struggling to stay in their homes.......


  Nevada Government

Senator John Ensign
Ensign Pushes Travel Promotion Act Through Committee
Senator John Ensign’s legislation to encourage travel to the United States took a major step forward today and is one step closer to becoming law.  In the Commerce Committee, Ensign secured overwhelming bipartisan support for the Travel Promotion Act, which would create tens of thousands of jobs and boost tourism across the country and in Nevada.....

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Will Protect Consumers from Unfair Practices
Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s Third District supported bipartisan legislation to provide tough new protections for consumers facing excessive credit card fees, sky-high interest rates, and unfair, incomprehensible agreements that credit card companies review at will......


City of North Las Vegas
  Officials Break Ground For New City Hall And Civic Plaza

City officials will break ground for the new City Hall and Civic Plaza at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, at the northwest corner of Hunkins Drive and McDaniel Street......



  Politically Speaking
  Johnathan L. Abbinett
Proper Public Displays of Patriotism
After eight long, hard years of America being in war I’m really getting tired of having to explain the basics of patriotism to some in our society so lacking in basic education!  But, education, education, education is an on-going challenge and it must be addressed.....



  Monthly Horoscope
  Michele Avanti, CAP
June '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 05-23-09 - 05-29-09
During Whoopi Goldberg's closing minutes, a male patron suffered an apparent seizure near the front of the Encore Theater, according to several witnesses. Goldberg stopped her show when ushers began tending to the man, who was near Steve and Elaine Wynn, who had arrived arm in arm.......



  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams     

Guitar genius and music legend Carlos Santana promises that you’ll hear the hits when his Supernatural Santana -- A Trip Through the Hits two-year residency begins at The Rogue Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel tonight, but he also says he’s going to take a “backflip into the unknown” and his band will just have to catch up with his impromptu material as fast as they can!...



  Frankly -Just Between Us
  Vinnie Falcone
  Coming to the Suncoast

Long-time friends Clint Holmes, Susan Anton, Domenick Allen and Martin Nievera will combine their talents onstage for the first time in “Vocal Soup” at the Suncoast Showroom, June 19, 20 and 21...........




  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

I’m hoping President Obama is governing from the “center” because this country needs his leadership to navigate us into calmer economic waters. Simply put, it is becoming expensive to be poor and if we don’t address this it will be a taxing time bomb waiting to explode..........



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Three New PowerPoint Presentations


These are three great PowerPoint Presentations, they are Insolite animal photos, Russia honors the USA and music by Don McLean and the  beautiful artwork of Vincent Van Gogh....





Victoria Alexander

Week of May 29, 2009                             

Marlon Brando Outs Paul Newman, Hip-Pocketing Starlets, Movies This Week: Terminator: Salvation, Dance Flick, The Hangover and The Girlfriend Experience, Is Doomsday October 28, 2011? and more……….



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 05-29-09

Music legends Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago will co-headline a show at The Joint at Hard Rock on Saturday, July 25. Meanwhile, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire have announced that they will raise money for local food banks nationwide on their 30-city national co-headlining summer concert tour that begins on June 5....





Pete Allman
Basketball’s Hoop Hall Experience in Las Vegas Educates

The sport of basketball has fascinated millions of fans since its creative origin in the U.S. to its global appeal. Now an interactive, multimedia touring exhibit honors its founders, players, legends and history. The Basketball Hall of Fame’s Hoop Hall Experience brings more excitement to the Las Vegas Strip….......




Kid Cary
Thanks to Legends in Concert Elvis Will Always Be With Us
We didn’t know it then, the death of Elvis would be the birth of a new business, especially for Las Vegas.   The Elvis impersonator may not be a Las Vegas original, but the trail leads nowhere else.......





Celebrity Chef Connection
La Salsa Cantina    
It is the 30th anniversary for La Salsa and La Salsa Cantina including La Salsa Cantina located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and La Salsa in the Showcase Mall.  Along with great, fresh Mexican food, La Salsa offers a fully stocked-bar and catering as well as place for private events such as weddings, receptions, mixers, banquets and parties.....




Tom Jones International
Tom On Red Dragon Radio - Here’s the Interview
Tom’s in London on his way home from Turkey and this morning Kam and Sally (left) on Wales’ Red Dragon Radio in South Wales interviewed him...........




  Chick Hughes 
  Chick Parties At The "Cathouse" In The Luxor Casino!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....


  Report on Vegas

Michael Politz
Week in Review

Actor Jamie Kennedy celebrated his 39th birthday at LAVO on Tuesday night with girlfriend Jennifer Love Hewitt. The couple enjoyed a lengthy romantic dinner, holding hands and gazing at each other over the Italian specialties......





Your Latest Feedback!


The Best Commercial Pepsi Ever Made!

  Drunk Airline Pilot - Dean Martin & Foster Brooks

North Korean Flying Trapeze

  2007 & 2008 Feedback!


  Poems, Odes and More

Ode to Lafayette High School Brooklyn NY

  Poem submitted



  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - May 29th
This week's Pet of the Week..



  Nevada Ballet

Annual Summer Programs
Nevada Ballet Theatre’s affiliated school, the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, is pleased to present its annual summer programs: Creative Dance Camp for ages three through eight, the Summer Intensive for pre-professional students ages 11 through 18 and Summer Session for all ages and levels.........


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Jill Curtis
A Hot Saturday
Right now, we have Inspirada in the vet clinic with a case of colic. She was brought in yesterday afternoon. With the heat upon us, it's very important that the horses drink enough water.........



  Community Engagement 

Tom Axtell
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Concert in Las Vegas 
The Vegas PBS June membership campaign offers Channel 10 viewers an opportunity to obtain select tickets in “Eric’s section” for the upcoming Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Concert in Las Vegas on June 27 at the MGM Grand Arena......




  A Woman's Point of View

Cjay Judd
Obama Supreme Court Nominee
"I am proud to announce my nominee for the next Justice of the United States Supreme Court: Judge Sonia Sotomayor. This decision affects us all -- and so it must involve us all. I've recorded a special message to personally introduce Judge Sotomayor and explain why I'm so confident she will make an excellent Justice"........



  Our Diverse Community

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Giving of ourselves is how we connect to God. When we get past the what's-in-it-for-me mindset, we invite clarity, peace, success and joy — and all the Creator's attributes — to flood our being. Today, share with no expectations....




  Our Diverse Community

Hispanic community
Summer Youth Contractor Resources
If you know a teen/young adult between the ages of 14—24 who is looking for work experience over the summer, call Edgar Flores at (702) 385-7367......



  Our Diverse Community

Young Israel-Aish
Remember the Soldiers of Israel


Rabbi Wyne gives insight on the tradition of praying for individual soldiers of Israel. If you would like to pray for a soldier in the Israeli Soldier....




  Tennis Talk

Bruce Merrin
Summerlin Arbors WINS/11-0/Undefeated!!!!
Summerlin Arbors The Tightrope Walker cruises to a straight sets victory over Douglas Wenzek.  Tighrope Walker is STILL undefeated this year......



Ms. Poker
  Susie Isaacs
  Turning Stone Report

My first visit to Turning Stone Resort, in central New York was memorable, to say the least. The casino is beautiful and the poker room, awesome. It is big, at least 30 tables........




The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  From Poker To Politics    Crossover series column Part 1

My first contact with a political party was attending a meeting of the Young Dems while at MSU in 1964. On a hot summer day, they asked a group of us to stand on a street corner passing out political leaflets......






Friday Flyer Newsletter




Humane Society Shows Dogs and Cats


The non-profit Las Vegas Valley Humane Society works to prevent cruelty to animals, relieve suffering among animals, and reduce the over-breeding of domestic animals---among other things.



The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society have adoption events at area PETCO stores every weekend. They're at 7731 West Tropical Parkway, near Centennial Pkwy and U.S. 95., Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 3:00 with cats and dogs.

For more information go here.


'Inscribed/Messages' Exhibit


Clark County Parks and Recreation is looking for artists to participate in the "Inscribed/Messages" exhibit, inspired by books and language, set to run Sept. 1 through Nov. 20 in the Clark County Government Center's Rotunda Gallery.


Residents of Clark County ages 18 and older are invited to submit works for the exhibit, which will be promoted by the Las Vegas Valley Book Festival. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on June 9. Suitable works for exhibition include those that employ books or written language in material or concept and artist books. Three-dimensional works, artist books and banners are the primary types of works that will be considered for the exhibition. Large-scale floor pieces as well as works that consider or employ facets beyond the floor space are highly encouraged. Pedestals and clear acrylic tops will be provided by Clark County for small three-dimensional works and artist books. Proposals that require electrical output will not be considered.


Selection criteria includes demonstrated artistic excellence and suitability of the submitted artworks to the context of the exhibition and the Rotunda Gallery space. Qualified artists should submit a current resume and a CD containing no more than 20 digital images. The images can include documentation of completed works and renderings for proposed works. Images must be numbers and accompanied by a corresponding numbered image identification list that provides title, dimensions, media, year of completion and brief description for each image. The artist also should provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope large enough for the return of materials if desired.


Applications can be picked up at the the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 South McLeod. Contact Catherine Borg at [email protected] with question.





STACK THE DECK…for charity


STACK THE DECK…for charity: an Art Auction to Benefit Dalton Avenue who supports at risk youth through their afterschool programs. On Saturday May 30th from 7pm- Midnight @ Town Square- Venue Host Johnny McGuire’s.. Open to the public.  The Grape will be serving Beer and Wine with Live performance by NOIZE- on the patio.

Group Therapy LV, an eclectic group of talented artists working together to make a positive imprint in our community. Featuring different projects and cultural events to raise awareness and benefiting local children's charities and the programs they provide.
Stack the Deck is a project involving 27 of the city’s top tattoo artist’s. Together they have re-created the classic deck of playing cards. Each of the artists was assigned two cards in the 54-card deck to interpret in their own way, thus creating a truly unique deck. The reproduced limited edition decks of cards will be for sale at the event. The original art will be individually auctioned to support Dalton Avenue a local children’s charity providing afterschool art and music programs for at risk youth.  Original Art work for auction, Stack the Deck for $20, Event T-Shirts for $20


If you're reading this and haven't become a member of the VCO community (don't forget membership is free) Click HERE and have a chance to win any of the great shows listed below!



Legends in Concert

at the

Melissa Whitener

Jay White

at the

Gabrielle Reimann  


Barbra & Frank
at the  
Dave Williams

Gerry McCambridge
Planet Hollywood  
Cindy Dileo

Soprano's Last Supper
the Tropicana
Aleyda Hernandez


Liberace Museum
in the
Liberace Plaza
Bruce Souvanna


Country Superstars
Valerie Kielbasa

Larry G. Jones
at the
Royal Resort Hotel
Shirley Nesbitt
Stars of Magic
at the
Royal Resort Hotel

Ray Borders

V-Ultimate Variety
Planet Hollywood

 Rose Dominguez

Marc Savard's Mesmerized Show
Planet Hollywood
 Paola Hutto

Fab Four
Planet Hollywood
Mary Ellen Reilly 






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