Archive for February, 2007

  • The Quest for the Perfect Cappuccino
    If you want to find cappuccino in Las Vegas and don’t want Starbucks, you have to make a serious effort. I have been on a quest for the perfect cappuccino and come up empty so far. Starbucks dominates every major intersection, most grocery stores and almost every hotel. I did locate a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at the Venetian. The Coast hotels feature Seattle’s...
    by at February 22nd, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • What is the Secret?
    You keep hearing about the movie, but The Secret is not a movie per se, as it has no plot, although it does tell stories. It is a DVD of interviews of thinkers and doers who reveal a law of energy dynamics giving the practitioner great power over the circumstances of his life. It utilizes dramatization, like Biblical parables, to show us the many faces of the human condition...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Jazz Society Rising Star Concert
    Vocalist Ronnie Rose, will perform jazz and blues standards this Sunday at the Rising Star Concert Series sponsored by the Las Vegas Jazz Society. He will be joined by Tommy Alvarado, tenor sax, Larry White, piano, Chris Gorden, bass and Jess Gopen, drums. Whitney Library Concert Hall, 5175 E Tropicana, between Nellis Blvd & Boulder Hwy. Tickets available at the...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • UNLV Jazz Ensembles
    The UNLV Jazz Ensembles I & II will be performing at the Judy Bayley Theatre on campus this Friday, Feb 23 at 7:30 pm. For jazz enthusiasts and those who want to support and encourage budding performers. I don’t want to give the impression that this is amateur night. These musicians are talented and skilled. Jazz Society members and seniors free.
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Josette’s Dinner Cabaret
    Josette’s Bistro is the place to be the last Friday of the month if you enjoy great French food accompanied by a Cabaret Show. This Friday Josette LeBlond and Jeanne Bavaro are featuring Janice Hart, comedienne and impressionist, who has appeared on TV with Jay Leno, Joan Rivers and Roseanne. Her impressions include Tina Turner, Madonna, Bette Midler and others....
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Joe Piscopo at the Hilton
    I didn’t really have any expectations about a show with Joe Piscopo. I remembered him vaguely from Saturday Night Live. I had no clue how incredibly talented this guy is. He was funny, you’d expect that. He can sing and does a great Frank Sinatra. Also predictable. But when he began taking up different instruments, he took the performance to a new level....
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • LV World Affairs Council Int’l Trivia
    Just to give you an update on some interesting events sponsored by the LV World Affairs Council: Tonight Feb 21: Screening of “The Lost Boys of Sudan: An Understanding of the Sudan and the Situation in Darfur.” The award-winning filmmaker, Jon Shenk, Professors Drs. Ted Gurr and Barbara Harff and Sudanese refugees from the “Lost Boys” will be...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Self Defense Classes for Women
    Transformations is offering a 10-week course titled Self-Defense for Women starting March 3, but you can try out the class and instructor this Saturday, Feb 24 for FREE. The complementary introduction class will be held from 11- noon. You will have the chance to meet Shara, a Shotokan Karate Black Belt, who also teaches Karate for Kids. Ladies only please. Call 702-252-3502...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Deep Discounts by Listening to Radio
    In 1981 The Radio Shopping Show created a revolutionary concept of a barter marketing program by which businesses exchange discounted products and services for radio advertising and publicity. The ENORMOUS savings to the program’s listening audience is attention-getting. There is literally something for everybody. The list is long and includes oil changes, acne...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Live Music Every Day of the Week
    Sunday Brunch @ Gordon Birsch. 11 am to 4 pm. This is definitely the place to be on Sunday afternoons if you want to dance your heart out. Every Sunday is a different group, so you need to try them all. A Brunch menu is available, with tables in the bar and dance area. Guest artists sit in and the afternoon can be full of suprises. No cover charge. Howard Hughes Parkway,...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Dixieland Jazz in the Afternoon
    Incongruous at it might seem, the Cortez Room at the Golden Nugget is pretty lively on a weekday afternoon with the sounds of the Royal Dixie Jazz Band playing Dixieland classics such as Down by the Riverside, South Rampart Street Parade, and Bugle Call Rag. The trombone, trumpet, clarinet, sometimes saxophone, keys and drums swing with the old favorites; Tommy E was...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 12:02 am
  • Very Decent Dim Sum
    The billboard had been entirely in Chinese save the mysterious Ping Pang Pong in recognizable script, certainly tweaking my curiousity. The recent addition of a few words in English giving the hours of a Dim Sum lunch, just in time for Chinese New Year, seemed a great excuse to find out what the Golden Nugget was up to. A sign that we were in for a treat was the packed...
    by at February 19th, 2007 at 11:02 pm
  • The Golden Voice of Genevieve
    If you missed Genevieve last weekend at Piero’s, you still have another chance to enjoy the velvet voice of one of my favorite female Vegas vocalists at one of my favorite Vegas restaurant/lounges. You’ve got two good reasons to get out of the house this Friday or Saturday or both. Genevieve delivers a song in pure golden tones, and she is equally at home...
    by at February 19th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • More than grapes in the world
    I am amazed by the fascination with wine, indeed, I might almost call it an obsession. This is not to say that I don’t enjoy a good varietal from a vintage year, but there are other libations worthy of time, energy and enjoyment. I, myself, am a Scotch drinker. I prefer a Highland, single malt, but am an inclusive kind of gal who concedes that a Lowland, Speyside,...
    by at February 16th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Wild Wrice Jazz Brunch
    Sorry to say that this brunch is no longer happening. I want to make another plug for my good friends Louise and Larry and the reprise of the Sunday Jazz Brunch that’s happening at Elvis Restaurant and Lounge from 2-6 pm. The Gents of Swing with Larry “Wild” Wrice on double bass drums, Randy Thomas on piano and Richard Straub on upright bass deliver...
    by at February 16th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • DJ for the greys
    If you are a little up in years but not so old you can’t rock n roll, DJ Ron provides some great dance tunes for your party. His specialty is music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, so that gives you an idea by what I mean by years. He provided the dance music last night at a Valentine’s Dinner Dance in Anthem and I heard songs I haven’t...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Meetups, Actual and Virtual
    If you are searching for others with similar interests or want to hook up with people living in your town, forming or joining a meetup increases your exposure. This interesting concept is supported by www.meetup.com where you can go to start a meetup group or search exisitng meetups by city or topic of interest – or both. For instance, there are meetups for poker,...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Old Style Vegas @ the Bootlegger
    The Bootlegger Bistro is making a valiant effort to preserve the Old Vegas for those of us who appreciate the less corporate side of entertainment. Live music needs supporting if we are going to keep it alive. This 24 hr Italian landmark offers blues/jazz on Wed from 8:30-10:30 pm, blues/soul on Thurs 8:30-10:30 pm, Old Vegas entertainers Fri and Sat from 10 pm and crowned...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Gospel Fest!
    This promises to be pretty spectacular and uplifting. The Victory Missionary Baptist Church, Katie Waters, the Valley Inspiration Choir, The Las Vegas Gospel Music Workshop and the Community Baptist Church Praise Team are celebrating Black History Month with a jubilee of roof-raising, heart-filling, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, old-fashioned gospel music. The event is...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Blues Night @ 3rd & Bridger
    Sorry to say that this event is cancelled! Last night was HOT at the Church, or should I say COOL?! The first ever Blues Night at the locale on 3rd & Bridger known for Jazz and singers on Friday nights was an unbelievable debut to what I hope is a long and flourishing run. I don’t want to be thought of as prejudiced, but when I see that half the crowd are...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Stardust Implosion
    I don’t know about you, but I have been looking forward to the implosion of the old Stardust with great anticipation. In fact, I had been planning an "implosion party" from the balcony of our condo where we have a clear view of the historical landmark. But apparently the powers on high have decided that the actual date is going to be kept top secret,...
    by at February 14th, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Tai Chi Ch’uan classes
    We’ve all seen images of rows of elderly Chinese in pyjamas, their arms undulating in calming, controlled unison, visions of fluidity, grace and balance that belie their age. Their agility and flexibility are rather awe-inspiring. It is at once dance and meditation in motion. In this great cultural exchange of East and West that we are experiencing, the trade of...
    by at February 14th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • The Secret
    To look at specific articles (posts), click on following links: “James Ray’s Secret to Harmonic Wealth,” “The Secret Revealed,” “Magical Mentoring with Demartini,” “James Ray from the Secret,” “What is the Secret?,” Harmonic Wealth & the Secret, James Ray & Larry King Live! online, Sandra’s...
    by at February 13th, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Valentine a la francaise
    If you want to take your sweetie for a little of that ooh-la-la Frenchie romantic stuff for Valentine’s Day, it might not be too late to get reservations at Josette’s Bistro. This is a restaurant known for the personality and charm of its owner as much as the authenticity of its delicious French kitchen. A Bistro by definition captures the intimacy and casualness...
    by at February 13th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Expand Your Vibrational Frequency
    There is so much talk today about expansion and all the limitless possibilities we have within us if we could only release all that energy. Who doesn’t feel blocked at times, if not a lot of the time? Transformations, A Healing Place, is offering a 2 hour workshop Feb 17, 10 am-noon, with Lauri Cloud who is a Certified Spiritual Healer and Intuitive Life Coach....
    by at February 13th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Gung Hay Fat Choy!
    I intend to celebrate the arrival of the Golden Red Pig Chinese New Year at the 1st Annual Asian Food Festival. Yummy yummy! A Pan-Asian All You Can Eat Buffet for $20 a person and $10 for children with live Asian entertainment is sure to produce a stampede. Chinese Dragon Dancers, Japanese Taiko Drums, Hula Dance, Taekwondo, karate and even a fashion show. Throw in...
    by at February 13th, 2007 at 12:02 am
  • Aloha! Chinese New Year on the 9th Island
    Don’t miss the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Chinatown Plaza on Sunday Feb 25. As my calendar says that Chinese New Year is Feb 18, I don’t quite understand the date. I’ll do some checking and edit this if I get other information. At any rate, there should to be dancing dragons, Chinese martial arts, lots of color and food booths. The Las Vegas...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 08:02 pm
  • Online Wine, Food & Just About Everything Else Auction
    The Food Network is sponsoring the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Online Auction. Most items will close this Friday, but apparently some extensions will go until Mar 9. There are trips to South Africa, trips to the Grand Tasting Village, Hummer leases, bottles of champagne, signed copies of “Silence of the Lambs” (??????), Carnival Cruises, Geo Jensen...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • Art Institute Registration
    Been wanting to re-invent yourself? Know you have unexpressed talent? Did you set aside your dreams to raise a family? Are you fed up with university book-learning and know that your heart and life desire is somewhere else? Are you a creative genius waiting to be discovered? The Art Institute of Las Vegas is holding an Open House on April 28. If you go to the website...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 05:02 pm
  • James Ray from The Secret
    I have blogged on The Secret a couple of times and I know, like I know, like I know that there is going to be a lot more about this subject. This is a juggernaut that is rolling around the planet. I heard last weekend at the DeMartini Seminar that over 700 million people have viewed The Secret and that the number will quickly reach ONE BILLION! It is, at this very...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 05:02 pm