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  • The M beer bar best in Vegas
    I’m going to change my mind about the 32º Draft beer bar at the M Resort Casino Spa, Las Vegas.  I wasn’t enthusiastic about it on my first visit because I didn’t like its location next to the Sports Betting area, in earshot of a cacophony of slot machines. But on the second visit, in the late afternoon, we sat at the bar and began sampling...
    by at May 13th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • New M Casino Modern Chic Oasis
    The newest addition to the Las Vegas hotel scene is the M Resort Casino Spa, a modernistic, drop dead gorgeous oasis palace of hip pleasure with spacious expanses of marble, structured amber glass and lofty ceilings. First thoughts are why such a trendy palace so far from the Strip?  But on second thought, the M lies at the gateway to Las Vegas when traveling on the...
    by at May 11th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Blue Martini is local hot spot in Vegas
    Wednesday night and the Blue Martini is jammed.  What would it be like if there were no recession?  It’s refreshing to see high heels, sexy dresses and crisp shirts.  You get so tired of the slobby tourists on the Strip with their shorts, sloppy T-shirts and sandals.  This is Las Vegas, for *** sakes! The Blue Martini, across from the Rave Movie Experience,...
    by at May 7th, 2009 at 07:05 am
  • Did pornography or politics bring down my site?
    Now that I have vented over the deletion of my site from BlueHost.com, I continue to speculate over what exactly happened.  Certainly the lame explanation from BlueHost does not shed any light on the real reason the entire database and all backups were erased from cyber memory.  The way I was so quickly shuttled from the customer service rep with a terse...
    by at May 5th, 2009 at 09:05 am
  • SandraOfftheStrip deleted from Bluehost database
    You noticed that sandraoffthestrip disappeared in March.  Recall you have always been cautioned to be careful about what you put out on the web, cause once it’s posted, it’s there forever.  NOT TRUE! My hosting server, Bluehost.com, COMPLETELY DELETED ALL FILES for sandraoffthestrip.com, INCLUDING BACKUPS, with only an email notice of 14 days and...
    by at May 3rd, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • Why rural whites vote GOP
    The following article was posted mid-Nov 2008 during the 14 month missing (deleted) time period of my site.  I was able to reconstruct it and am re-posting now. With the election of Barack Obama, America selected not just a black President, but a visionary President with grand ideas for social reform and a better future.  Although there was some crossing of...
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • 15 months of blog missing due to Bluehost site deletion
    The time gap in this blog from 02/19/2008 to 05/03/2009 results from the deletion of sandraoffthestrip.com by BlueHost.  Articles prior to 02/19/2008 were reconstructed thanks to a saved copy in India.  Thank you Pramod! For more detail, please read sandraoffthestrip deleted from BlueHost
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 01:05 am
  • UKLV Britcom Costume Party
    Known in the UK as "fancy dress," but more commonly called a costume party here Stateside, this quintessentially British affair will host a buffet, live band, D.J. and plenty of that special brand of humor cultivated in the Great Kingdom of Comedy. The Brits are unabashed in their ability to poke fun at themselves and the world and can be positively irreverant....
    by at February 19th, 2008 at 09:02 am
  • First Friday Party @ Chandelier Hookah Lounge
    It’s far from Downtown, but the locals in Henderson can appreciate a special party for First Friday in their neighborhood. They are offering Live Top 40’s Band with the action starting at 9:30. Full Bar, Middle Eastern food and, of course, Hookah. Dance, drink, dine, smoke, socialize – in other words, party. No cover charge. Call 702-768-5668. Website...
    by at January 3rd, 2008 at 02:01 pm
  • UNLV 50th Anniversary Celebration
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the UNLV 50th Anniversary Celebration with two performances: Jan 26 – 8pm – Concert conducted by Itzhak Perlman May 03- 8pm – Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight” For tickets and more info: Call the Performing Arts Box Office 702-895-2787 or go to pac.unlv.edu. Related UNLV...
    by at January 2nd, 2008 at 10:01 am
  • Purple Reign NYE at House of Blues
    The House of Blues is putting on a special Purple Reign Tribute for New Year’s Eve. The cost is $50 and you must be 21. Doors open at 9pm. For more info, call 702-632-7607 or visit hob.com/lasvegas. House of Blues Mandalay Bay Resort 3950 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas NV. Related Free Live Music @ House of Blues
    by at December 27th, 2007 at 02:12 pm
  • Free Outdoor Picture Show
    The District at Green Valley Ranch presents a series of outdoor movie screenings on Friday and Saturday nights. The films start at 7pm unless specially noted below and you’ll enjoy the stars (both kinds) at the Green. Please no glass, alcohol or smoking. Call The office at the District 702-564-8595 or 877-564-8595. www.thedistrictatgvr.com December: Dec 07 –...
    by at December 6th, 2007 at 05:12 pm
  • More Free Michael Curtiz films @ Library
    Continuing the series Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou is the screening of the greatest classic films by director Michael Curtiz. Free admission. What a great way to spend Tuesday afternoon if you don’t have a day job. Showtime @ 1pm. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas NV. Call 702-507-3400 for more info. Dec 04 – “MIldred Pierce” (1945)...
    by at December 3rd, 2007 at 04:12 pm
  • Frontier Implosion 11-13-07
    Sometime after 2am just off the strip, with sliding doors cracked to let in the cool desert night air, the still of the night was shattered by the sounds of deep rumbling. Like a giant Harley revving its powerful engine, reverberating vibrations stirred us from heavy sleep. Luckily we weren’t so lazy we pulled the covers and pillows over our heads, but let curiosity...
    by at November 13th, 2007 at 03:11 am
  • “Garth Brooks Live” at local movie theaters
    AEG Network LIVE, Sprint and National CineMedia’s FATHOM bring you Garth Brooks on the big screen Nov 14 @ 6pm with an encore pre-recorded presentation on Nov 15. Garth, a 10-time Country Music "Entertainer of the Year" award winner, performs from the new Sprint Center in Kansas City and is carried into the following local theaters with the most cutting...
    by at November 12th, 2007 at 09:11 am
  • The Law in Russia and Las Vegas – LVWAC luncheon
    You are invited to lunch with the Las Vegas World Affairs Council Oct 26 @ 11:30a for their 3rd annual public luncheon highlighting visits to our city by delegations of Eastern European judges. This year the guest judges are from Russia and the luncheon will include a discussion of “The Law in Russia and Las Vegas” with several of the judges participating...
    by at October 17th, 2007 at 06:10 pm
  • UNLV Charles Vanda Master Series
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the Charles Vanda Master Series, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning Oct 26 and scheduled thru May 2. Oct 26 – 8 pm – Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano Nov 27 – 8pm – Yefim Bronfman, Pianist Jan 23 – 8 pm – Itzhak Perlman, Violinist Feb 14 – 8 pm –...
    by at October 9th, 2007 at 07:10 am
  • UNLV Classical Guitar Series
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the UNLV Classical Guitar Series, with 4 guest artists or groups beginning Oct 11 thru Apr 15. Feb 12 2008 – 8pm- Quaternaglia Apr 15 2008 – 8 pm – Roland Dyens For tickets and more info: Call the UNLV Performing Arts Box Office 702-895-2787 or go to pac.unlv.edu. Oct 11 07- Xuefei YangÂ...
    by at October 4th, 2007 at 05:10 am
  • National Coming Out Day
    Here’s to all my gay friends  –  certainly some of the top party people I know. The following events are for National Coming Out Day 2007: Visit NCODvegas.com for most current info. Fri Sep 28 6pm NCOD VIP Showing Of Zumanity. Only at NY NY.  Meet & Greet with the artists To Book: Call 1-877-274-6958 with code Reference Code "NCOD"...
    by at September 26th, 2007 at 07:09 am
  • Steele Cage Productions – Fireworks in the Cage
    Hall of Fame Boxing Referee Richard Steele and Steve Oshins, both of Las Vegas and co-owners of Steele Cage Promotions, LLC (steelecage.com) and the International Fighting Organization, LLC (IFO), have teamed up to present Fireworks in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), a combination of different styles of fighting with a wide array of techniques drawing from multiple...
    by at September 23rd, 2007 at 10:09 am
  • Genevieve @ Josette’s Bistro Jazz Cabaret
    Josette LeBlond Pink Productions stages the Last Friday of Every Month Caberet Dinner Show at Josette’s Bistro. Josette promises an evening of true Vegas entertainment, great French cuisine and some fine wines. Genevieve, voted Best Female Vocalist and one of our jazz favorites, is showcased Sep 28 with Randy Thomas on keys. You’ll get an 5 course French gourmet...
    by at September 23rd, 2007 at 08:09 am
  • Free BalloonaPalooza Festival
    Here is a great event for family and kids of all ages. The BalloonaPalooza II, a 3 day hot air balloon festival, is Sep 21-23 with balloon glows, tethering and flights featuring some odd-shaped balloons. To accommodate the physically challenged, rides are available in a hot air balloon designed to board passengers using a wheel chair. The festival will feature an interactive...
    by at September 22nd, 2007 at 04:09 am
  • Chris’ Rock n Roll Wine “Event of the Year”
    Get ready for Chris’ Rock n Roll 2nd Annual Wine Amplified Festival Sat Sep 22 featuring award-winning multi-Platinum group Sugar Ray! With over 50 wineries pouring over 120 unique wines, this year’s Festival promises to eclipse the extravaganza success of last year. Venue is the newly-renovated Mandalay Bay Beach – a huge private party over 11-acres...
    by at September 22nd, 2007 at 01:09 am
  • Mt Charleston – Vegas Summer & Winter Retreat
    The sun is beating down and the heat is unrelentingly over 110 day after day. That’s Las Vegas in summer and the only escape is the air conditioned halls of hotel-casinos, movie theaters or hibernating in your own living room. But you can jump in the car, head up 95 to the Mt. Charleston turnoff on Rte 157, speed through the high desert, and climb steadily and...
    by at September 21st, 2007 at 01:09 pm
  • Screening of Local Filmmakers
    Winchester Cultural Center will present the Featuring Local Independent Cinema (FLIC) program monthly, usually the last Sunday of the month @ 2pm. Caution: Times and days of the week can change. Full-length and short films produced by local filmmakers will rotate every other month. Viewings will be followed by a discussion hour. Tickets $3. Submissions of film, digital...
    by at September 19th, 2007 at 11:09 pm
  • UNLV Performing Arts 07-08 Season
    Single tickets are now on sale for this season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center. There are basically four groupings of performances: Charles Vanda Master Series, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning Oct 26 and scheduled thru May 2. First performer is Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano. New York Stage & Beyond, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning...
    by at September 19th, 2007 at 12:09 am
  • Stock Car & Drag Racing @ Motor Speedway
    The Stock Car & Drag Racing season has started up again at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For full details and ticket info, go to website lvms.com or call 702-632-8213. There are four venues to experience the thrill of a variety of motorsports: Superspeedway, Bullring, The Strip, and the Dirt Track. The Speedway is located just north of the city on I-15. SuperSpeedway...
    by at September 18th, 2007 at 10:09 pm
  • “The Hot L Baltimore” by LV Little Theater
    Las Vegas Little Theater presents the comedy/drama “The Hot L Baltimore” Sep 14-30 with performances Thur-Sat @ 8 pm and Sun @ 2pm. This is a tale of the residents (including three prostitutes) of a rundown hotel meeting and talking in the lobby. On edge because the hotel is scheduled to be torn down, they dread their idiosyncratic family being dispersed. Tickets...
    by at September 18th, 2007 at 03:09 am
  • Free UNLV Forum Lecture Series
    The UNLV Forum Lecture Series runs each academic year.  This article is from 2007 and covers the fall semester only. FOR MOST RECENT ARTICLE, see Free UNLV Forum Lecture Series Spring 2011 Certain articles are not accessible due to deletion of entire site by BlueHost.  If you are interested in more detail about the deletion, check out the link at end of article. For...
    by at September 17th, 2007 at 06:09 am
  • Cine en el Centro
    Cine en el Centro is a Free Monthly Film Series of Spanish language movies. Call 702-229-1515 for more info. Screenings are at the East Las Vegas Community Center 250 No Eastern Ave Las Vegas NV Oct 18 6:30 – “El Norte” (1983) USA. Oscar nominated film on the plight of Mayan Indians in Guatemala and as illegals in LA. Related Free Films for Family and...
    by at September 16th, 2007 at 08:09 am