Archive for February, 2007

  • Darfur, One Story Behind the Headlines
    Continuing its mission to bring the world to Las Vegas, The Las Vegas World Affiars Council is co-sponsoring with the Diversity Committees of the Community College of Southern Nevada, UNLV and Nevada State College an evening with award-winning film director Jon Shenk to give an insider look at the situation in Darfur and Sudan. Part of a series of Black History Month events...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • A Steak for Under $5, Beer for a Buck
    In the mood for a decent steak and don’t want to spend more than a Big Mac with large fries and large coke? Okay, so you’ll want to leave a decent tip and that’s not a completely fair comparison. I’ll concede that. But we savored a perfectly-grilled, juicy, medium rare 10 oz sirloin at Ellis Island last night at 11:30 pm with salad, green beans...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Dam Short Film Festival
    Great name for a festival showing of movie “shorts” at Boulder City. The Dam Short Film Festival is the brainchild of Lee and Anita Lanier, who are staging the showing from Thursday thru Sunday. There are day and evening screenings at the American Legion Hall, 508 California, with headquarters at the Boulder Dam Hotel at 1305 Arizona St. This is a real treat...
    by at February 9th, 2007 at 08:02 pm
  • Magical Mentoring with John Demartini
    We had a surprise treat last night. A last minute email alerted us to a special speaking engagement by Dr. DeMartini, who is featured in The Secret. I blogged on The Secret just the other day when I found out the Dr. DeMartini was going to be speaking at the Hilton tonight as well as heading an intensive 2 day workshop "The Breakthrough Experience" this weekend...
    by at February 9th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Ethel M the Best Chocolates on the Planet
    To my palate, the best chocolates I have ever eaten, including all those rich and gooey Godiva’s and other European delicacies, are those of our local Ethel M’s. I don’t pretend to be a connoisseur of chocoate, although I have made it my habit to sample native and imported chocolates as I go around the world. But I’ll go out on a limb and declare...
    by at February 9th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Wine Paired with Succulent Menu
    For those of you who are not shy of pricetag and truly relish an elegant dinner served with matched wines, the Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse offers a “Wine Enthusiast Dinner Series” on a monthly basis. Sit back, relax, be pampered with little decision-making necessary and savor the experience of foods and wines you might not experience on your own volition. February...
    by at February 9th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Daily Word of Encouragement
    Ever thought about the word “encouragement” – and how’s it all about getting the “courage” to keep going? There is a little website that will send you an email every day with “Today’s Daily Word.” www.dailyword.com. I’ll caution that this is highly spiritual stuff and certainly based on a belief in God, although...
    by at February 8th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Dalai Lama Rep in Town
    Apparently the Dalai Lama is considering a visit to Sin City. His personal emmisary, Lama Tenzin, will give a free talk on Friday night 7-9 pm at UNLV Classroom Bldg Complex, A106. On Saturday, from 9 am-1 pm, Lama Tenzin Dhonden will hold a special session at the Las Vegas Country Club at 300 Joe W. Drown Dr. The registration fee is $15. Call Stillpoint Center for...
    by at February 8th, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • LV Little Theatre presents The Violet Hour
    The Las Vegas Little Theatre is billed as “theatre by the community, for the community.” Southern Nevada’s oldest community theatre in its 29th year, it relies on the help of very dedicated volunteers and donations from patrons and local businesses to launch productions on its Mainstage and at the Fischer Black Box. The play, Fiction, performed in January,...
    by at February 7th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • The Jazz ORGANization reunion
    The Las Vegas Jazz Society and the Guitar Society of Las Vegas are co-sponsoring a reunion concert of a Vegas-classic jazz trio that played at the Sahara for years and hasn’t performed together since 1996. The Jazz ORGANization with Vince Falcone on organ, Joe Lano on guitar and Tommy Check on drums will reprise original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards....
    by at February 7th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Amplified Wine
    Chris is setting new standards for his already high energy wine tasting events. This time he’s teaming with Mix 94.1 to bring Dashboard Confessional as the headliner in his next Rock ‘n Rock Wine Event appropriately named “AMPLIFIED!” If you like wine, live rock ‘n roll music and beautiful young bodies, then these events are for you. It...
    by at February 7th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Dog Lovers’ Whine Tasting Benefit
    The Lucky Dog Magazine will hold a Sugar, Champagne and Whine Tasting Benefit for the Nevada SPCA and Noah Animal House. Hors d-oeuvres, pastries served. Tickets are $40 pp. RSVP 702-255-8055 or www.luckydogmag.com. Panevino Ristorante 246 Via Antoni Ave, at Sunset in Marnell Corporate Center. p.s. no dogs allowed at this event!
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 08:02 pm
  • Film
    Summer Film – indoors, outdoors, kids, family and adults, free and almost free. Following is a list of articles I have posted about the various screenings this summer. Free Films for Families & Adults Screening of Local Filmmakers Dam Short Film Society Screening Here are more links for articles, especially on specific films: Film – Grindhouse Film,...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 07:02 pm
  • Brat Pack?
    Invited to join the original BRAT PACK by a lady friend who knows a lot about what’s going on around town, I must say that I was favorably impressed by her sole comment, “It might be fun.” Judie Brooks, Nancy Brady and Kat Ray are the names mentioned. I have NO IDEA, but I have been to Ferraro’s and liked the food and the old Vegas, “made...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • 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 mention. I love the lyrical water-sprite fountain that frolics its way through the lush foliage...
    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 the interested public and a great place to network. Presenters speak on diverse topics and in a variety...
    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. You’ve got Celebrity Couples in cook-off while local Celebrity Chefs judge the competition...
    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 Las Vegas and is being offered as the perfect “Oh Honey, I Love you” gift for Valentine’s...
    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, drink mimosas, groove a little, dance a little, enjoy a lot. For strange, unknowable reasons of...
    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 friends in their living rooms to share the "good news" in a way that suggests the spread of...
    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 the field while the rest of us are watching ads? Anyway, if you are really into the ad thing, MSN.com...
    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 in doubt to what she thinks about anything – the perfect personality for talk radio. Herself...
    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?" Must-see movie and peformance. The buzz is that he will take the Oscar home for Last King of Scotland...
    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 Las Vegas behind. The bar is packed and lively; you can join the boisterous crowd, or retreat to...
    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 the public on their stock of mainly European and non-American wines. They have an excellent selection...
    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 90 minutes of free time in exchange for such free goodies? We spent one such morning with the Starpoint...
    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 Left Bank in Paris or in a basement in Greenwich Village? This is as authentic a night of swingin,...
    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 a group of friends so you can have a tasting event. The music is pulsating and you are elbow to elbow...
    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. You can partake of pancake breakfasts at the Four Seasons with guest speaker explaining the intricacies...
    by at February 1st, 2007 at 03:02 pm