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  • Bellagio, Chinese New Year, & The Golden Pig
    Yes, I know the Bellagio is not exactly "off the strip," but the conservatory there is so fine and the fact that it costs nothing to meander in wonder and awe, makes it worth a spot on my blog. The Chinese New Year exhibit is so fun and whimsical it deserves special...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 05:02 pm
  • NSA Speakers Workshop
    The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA) holds periodic education programs with guest presenters (professional speakers with impressive resumes) that are designed for continuing training for their members. But the educational programs are open to...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Celebrity Cookout
    Don’t you just love Vegas? While most of the world is deciding what show they’re going to watch on TV Thursday night, we are making tough decisions about what event we’re going to attend. Kiss My Palate Celebrity Couple Cookoff certainly grabbed my attention....
    by at February 5th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • Pet Pooch Purses for Your Valentine
    Ok, tell me you haven’t seen those little purses that look just like small dogs carried on the arms of petite and chic, wanna-be French babes? What started in Paris as a practical substitute for a real live doggie in a sac seen in every Right Bank bistro, has reached...
    by at February 5th, 2007 at 05:02 pm
  • Jazz Brunch Redux
    Sorry to say that this is no longer happening. Some of you jazz lovers remember fondly the great Sunday jazz brunches in 2005 at the Artisan Hotel. Larry “Wild” Wrice and the Gents of Swing created a eclectic following who showed up Sunday after Sunday to dine,...
    by at February 5th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • The Secret Revealed
    There’s been this underground, semi-religious, semi-cult, semi-philosophical, semi-spiritual, semi-"let’s get rich" phenomenon taking place the last months based on a video/DVD circulating on the internet known as The Secret. People are gathering...
    by at February 5th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Superbowl Oscars for Commercials
    Everybody has to say SOMETHING about the Superbowl, because even if you can’t make sense of the game or could care less, the great national common denominator is the commercial break between plays. Or is it plays between commercial breaks? What ARE they doing on...
    by at February 5th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Esperanza y Maggie Por La Manana
    My friend and powerhouse, Esperanza Montelongo, is no longer co-hosting the radio show 8-9 am M-F on KRLV 1340 AM, Nevada’s only Spanish Talk Radio Station. “Hey girlfriend!” Esperanza is the type who keeps nothing close to the chest and you are NEVER...
    by at February 4th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Forrest Whitaker reigns as Last King of Scotland
    I’ve been a fan of Forrest Whitaker for years and have always thought that the guy was one of the most talented actors around. But with a face and body like his, it’s hard to get leading roles. Did you see him in "Ghostdog: The Way of the Samurai?"...
    by at February 4th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Slainte! at McMullan’s Irish Pub
    Step inside and enter a wee bit o Eire in the form of an Irish pub best found down by the harbour in old Dublin. This is another of the multitude of “transport” experiences that carry you away to exotic and foreign places when you walk through a door and leave...
    by at February 4th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Valley Cheese & Wine “Tasting”
    If you live in the Henderson area and enjoy sampling wine and nibbling cheese at no cost, then pass by the Valley Cheese & Wine shop on Friday evenings from 4-7 pm or Saturday afternoons noon to 7pm. The owners host this very low-key event and are on a mission to educate...
    by at February 3rd, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Time Share Trivia
    When you live in Las Vegas, sooner or later you are going to get that invitation to listen to a sales pitch for timeshares, vacation condos, hotel condominiums etc etc etc. With promises of free plane tickets, free gambling, free dinners for two, who can resist giving up...
    by at February 3rd, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Spotlight on Horns at Pogo’s
    It’s like a music revival, the souls of each horn-player jubilating in high communion with keys, bass, guitar and drums, filling the smoky, packed confines of little Pogo’s Tavern with musical lyrics of pure joy. Are these guys having fun or what? Are we on the...
    by at February 3rd, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Firefly Tapas and Salsa
    If you are looking for that kind of lively, Latin atmosphere to sip Mojitas and Sangria while nibbling at an array of tantalizing tapas, then Firefly on Paradise is “el lugar” to see and been seen. With the vast variety of tapas on the menu, I would suggest...
    by at February 2nd, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Las Vegas World Affairs Council
    For those of you who love our town but still crave the exotic lure of foreign lands, you need to check out the LVWAC (Las Vegas World Affairs Council). This fledgling organization is finding its feet and offers a program that is widely diverse, always international in flavor....
    by at February 1st, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Celebration of Black Female Artists
    The Gallery at Summerlin is celebrating Black History Month with a showing by three talented Black female artists: two painters, Synthia Saint James and Barbara Wesson with Sculptress Manuelita Brown. The Artist reception with be Sat, Feb 17 from 2-6 pm at the Gallery....
    by at January 31st, 2007 at 09:01 am
  • Ernie D’s Bar
    If you want to get really authentic, take a drive down to Jean, head straight west to the hills and meander through Sandy Valley to Ernie D’s. As gritty and downhome as it gets, Ernie holds down the end of the bar while a real-life constable moonlights as bartender....
    by at January 30th, 2007 at 12:01 pm
  • Wine Down Wednesdays
    Join Radio Station Sunny 106.5′s Tom Chase this Wed, Jan 31 from 6-8 pm at the Sullivan Square Showroom for wine-tasting and hors d’oeuvres. The wines are provided by Lee’s Discount Liquour. Check out the website for more details, including directions:...
    by at January 30th, 2007 at 12:01 pm
  • T & T Soul Food
    If you want GREAT SOUL FOOD with all the homemade trimmings, check out the family-owned and operated T & T’s. Prices are great and the portions plentiful. You can dine in or carry out. Delivery is offered locally. They do breakfast until 11:30 am and have...
    by at January 30th, 2007 at 01:01 am
  • Lindell Blake, the Tap Maestro
    Las Vegas talent Lindell Blake wowed the packed studio at the West Las Vegas Arts Center on Saturday with his improvisational jazz tap dancing accompanied by Larry (Wild) Wrice and the Gents of Swing. Lindell is a sensation of rhythm and movement that has to be seen to...
    by at January 30th, 2007 at 01:01 am
  • Transformations of the Spirit
    Victoria has created a center for spiritual research, teaching, learning, experiencing, sharing and all those warm and fuzzy feelings associated with the quest for more meaning in life than Las Vegas otherwise offers. Transformations, a Healing Place is billed as “The...
    by at January 29th, 2007 at 11:01 pm
  • Wine Tasting
    Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits on S. Durango Wednesdays 6-8 pm and Khoury’s on S. Eastern Thursdays 6-8 pm. Khoury’s has an amazing selection of wines from all over the world and in all price ranges. They hold their tastings at the store with no charge...
    by at January 29th, 2007 at 10:01 pm