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  • I Can Do It! A Mega Event of Self-Empowerment
    These are truly awe-inspiring times that we live in. A spiritual tidal wave is rolling over our worried, stressed-out heads and awakening us to the possibility of a richer, more fulfilled time on this planet. Our need for a connection with something larger than ourselves...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 07:02 am
  • Happy Chinese New Year, Anthem Style
    Lion Dance, red lanterns, gold balloons and tables numbered only in double digit lucky 7’s, 8’s or 9’s, it was a gracious and grand 3rd Chinese New Year Party Celebration at Sun City Anthem last night. With a program often in Mandarin and a room filled...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 06:02 am
  • Commentary on the Gospel Fest
    There was a fantastic turnout for the 1st annual Gospel Fest held at Black Mountain Recreation Center where the program of vocals and dance played to a full house. There was no lack of talent or spirit, but there were some unnecessary technical problems that hopefully will...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Cure Depression without Drugs
    The IONS Group invites anyone who is interested in alternative treatments to depression, anxiety and panic disorder to attend their special “A Brighter Day” meeting this Wed, Feb 28. They will be screening a film which offers resolutions for the root causes...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Guest Musician at the Barcode
    There’s some great music being played at the yet-to-be-discovered Thursday night sessions at the Barcode. These weekly events regularly feature the Release all star band with contributing artists Michael Clark, Earl Turner, Gwen Guthrie, Bonnie Pointer, Scott Cannady,...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • James Ray’s Secret to Harmonic Wealth
    "It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it!" James Ray The Pacific Ballroom at Bally’s last night was packed with 850 enthused initiates clamoring to hear more about the Law of Attraction and the key to manifesting the abundant life as promised...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Sunday Jazz Brunches
    At the moment I know of three places for Sunday brunch with a live group providing jazz or dance music. Gordon Birsch is the place to be if you want an afternoon of dance and high spirits. A different band is featured most Sundays, with Tommy Thompson the last Sunday of...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Authenticity of Slave Narratives Debated
    History is constantly being written and re-written it seems. So much of what we think we know is based on the personal journeys, triumphs and failures of simple human beings, who through fate or will, succeeded in changing the course of events in some special way. We study...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 09:02 am
  • A Scotch Tasting!
    I just recently blogged on the scarcity of Scotch tastings in Las Vegas relative to wine tastings. Lo and behold, the Universe has responded! Lee’s Discount Liquor is holding a Highland Park tasting this Saturday with guest Martin Daraz, who is the Brand Ambassador...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 08:02 am
  • An Evening with The Lost Boys of Sudan
    The screening last night of the The Lost Boys of Sudan was not as well attended as one would like, but that’s easy to understand. This ugly thing happening in Africa makes us all uncomfortable. We know it’s tragic and feel helpless about doing anything to change...
    by at February 22nd, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • 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....
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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,...
    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....
    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...
    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,...
    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....
    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...
    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,...
    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...
    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...
    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. ...
    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”...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 11:02 am