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50 Quotes About Las Vegas
By its very nature Las Vegas is one of the most quotable city on the planet. From Gambling to partying to shows to drinking to all around craziness, Sin City is a place that oozes quotes. From Elvis to Lewis Black to Barry Manilow, below you'll find 50 of my favorite Las Vegas quotes.
7 Great Reasons to Visit Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas is located a few miles north of the main part of the Las Vegas Strip and is the oldest part of the City of Las Vegas.It is home to numerous businesses, government buildings and tourist attractions including the Fremont Street Experience, the new Las Vegas City Hall, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and dozens of casinos, restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries. It has become a popular hangout for both Las Vegas locals and tourists looking to get away fromt he mega resort on the Strip.
Best May Concerts in Las Vegas
May 2013 Las Vegas Concert highlights include the return of Shania Twain, three great shows (The Rolling Stones, The Billboard Music Awards and Fleetwood Mac) at the MGM Grand, the three day 15th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival at Fremont East and Billy Idol at the Pearl.
Guide to 'Rock of Vegas' Free Summer Concerts
Each summer the folks who run the Fremont Street Experience bring us Las Vegans one of the best Free events of the summer. For 100 days starting on May 26th and running all the way to Labor Day Weekend Fremont Street in Downtown is home to
Las Vegas Animal Shelters
Millions of Americans have pets. Be they dog, cat, bird or other, animals have long been considered members of the family. Yet, despite this hundreds of thousands of pets end up in shelters every year and worse many end up being euthanized. Lack of funding, irresponsible and immature owners are often responsible, as is the lack of spaying and neutering.
Your Guide to Las Vegas' Most Iconic Live Views...
It is no secret that Las Vegas has grown immensely over the last several decades and with this growth is the surge in live webcams showing everthing from local traffic on the roads to the
The Deuce
Whether you're a Las Vegas local or one of the multiple millions of visitors who come to Sin City, you'll need to get around. The temptation to party hardy and then jump in your car may be greater here than in any other city in the country, which is why alternate modes of transportation like The Deuce become so invaluable.
Las Vegas Concerts in June
It is June and the summer season is in full swing and the heat is cranking outside as well as on stages across Las Vegas. There's something for everyone this month. Justin Bieber comes to town, as does Beyonce. Shania Twain triumphs at The Colosseum, Stone Temple Pilot's front man Scott Weiland rocks the Pearl and Celine Dion comes back to the palace that Caesar built for her, Other great options this month are Jewel, The Psychedelic Furs, Tim Allen and Bill Maher. See all the great Las Vegas concerts in June below.
Las Vegas Utilities - Electricity.
Whether you are new to the Las Vegas Valley, setting up electrical power in your own name for the first time or moving to a new residence, getting electricity can be a giant pain. This guide will help simplify your life by providing you with one place to find all the info you'll need to start your new life in Las Vegas.
Everything You Need to Know about the Las Vegas...
While Las Vegas may lack the public transportation of some larger cities where subways are the norm, the Valley is serviced by a comprehensive bus system that makes it relatively easy, and affordable, to get around town. The Las Vegas Regional Transport System oversees up to 53 routes including the specialty Deuce double decker bus that runs up and down the Strip, the Strip and Downtown Express, the Centennial Express and the Westcliff Airport Express.
Las Vegas Utilities - Sewer
Whether you are new to the Las Vegas Valley, setting up sewerage service in your own name for the first time or moving to a new residence, getting sewer service can be a giant pain. This guide will help simplify your life by providing you with one place to find all the info you'll need to start your new life in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Adult Education Classes
I've compiled a list of sources to seek out Adult Education Courses across the Valley. Whether you're looking to take a pottery class, learn a second language or learn the basics of a new trade or hobby, this list will help you to find the information that will help you make you a better you. Have fun, good luck and drop me a line with any great classes or teachers you come across.
Bare at the Mirage
Las Vegas is aswim with sun bathed, bare bodied, alcohol drenched pool parties, but few can live up to the greatness that is Bare at the Mirage. Experience the intimate appeal and VIP cabanas of Bare daily throughout the summer.
Las Vegas Concerts in April By Date
As spring approaches an the weather grows warmer several amazing things return to Las Vegas. Pool season begins with a bang bringing the return of Las Vegas Pool Parties. It is also the time of year when Day Trips to Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon and The Grand Canyon are at their peak. Perhaps the best of all, at least from the perspective of music lovers is the return of great concert venues like The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan.
Movie in the Park
As Spring returns and the temperatures grow warmer once more, Las Vegas sees the return of the numerous free movie events that dot the calendar. One of the first on the social docket is City of Las Vegas sponsored movies at Centennial Hills Park hosted by Ward 6 Councilman and former Mayoral candidate Steven Ross.
Las Vegas Utilities - Garbage.
Whether you are new to the Las Vegas Valley, setting up garbage and trash removal service in your own name for the first time or moving to a new residence, getting garbage service can be a giant pain. This guide will help simplify your life by providing you with one place to find all the info you'll need to start your new life in Las Vegas.
Your Guide to Las Vegas' 5 Best Live Views via...
These live webcams provides crystal clear and realtime views of numerous Las Vegas ladnmarks, including of one of Las Vegas' most famous (and most photographed) landmarks, the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Located on the Las Vegas Strip just south of Russell Road The Welcome to Las Vegas sign has been the most famous landmark since it was built back in 1959.
September Festivals and Events
This Calendar of Events and Festivals will help you plan outings, family fun and shopping for the month of September.
Henderson – A Las Vegas Neighborhood
While technically a city in its own right, and the second largest one in Nevada, Henderson is often considered a Las Vegas neighborhood. Henderson occupies the majority of the southeast section of the Las Vegas Valley and an estimated 257,729 call Henderson home. While not as steeped in fame as its northern cousin Summerlin, Henderson has become one of Las Vegas' most desirable neighborhoods.
Summerlin – A Las Vegas Neighborhood
Located a short 10 mile jaunt west of The Strip, Summerlin boasts some of Southern Nevada’s best recreational activities, schools and shopping. Over 100,000 residents call Summerlin home making it one of Las Vegas’ most popular and newest neighborhoods.
Odd and Interesting Historical Facts About Las...
Las Vegas is universally acclaimed as The Entertainment Capital of the World, but it sure didn’t start off that way. The dry piece of scrubby desert was named sometime in the 1800’s by the Spanish, who used the spot as a watering post along the Old Spanish Trail that connected Los Angeles with Santa Fe. The name translates as The Meadows. They came for the water, hidden underground in a series of artesian wells. Page 2.
Moving to Las Vegas
So you've decided to make the big move to Las Vegas. Maybe you've been here before, or perhaps like me you made the move without ever having visited. Regardless Las Vegas is as unique a city as you will find anywhere on Earth and the rules and style of living are quite different from what you're likely used to. These articles will give you tons of info on how to acclimate to your new city. From utilities info to information on neighborhoods and locals' deals this guide will help you go from newbie to Las Vegan in no time.
MGM Unveils New Local's Only Deal Website
MGM Resorts, which includes the MGM Grand, the Bellagio, The Mirage and the new CityCenter has set up a locals only deals website for all their properties.
Summerlin Breakfast Restaurants
I will be profiling breakfast places in various neighborhoods of Las Vegas. Here is my list of great breakfast places in the Summerlin Neighborhood.
Discount Codes for Aria at City Center
It may therefor come as quite a surprise that there are numerous lucrative promotions available to locals looking for a staycation or a night away at Aria. The next few pages will detail all the current promotional codes for Aria at City Center. Check them all out for great savings
Las Vegas Concerts in November
November has come to the Las Vegas Valley and the month of my birth brings many a good concert to town. While shows at The Boulevard Pool have come to a close for the season the other venues across town are ramped up and willing to thrill. November is packed with big name stars coming to big name venues.
Las Vegas Utilities - Natural Gas
Whether you are new to the Las Vegas Valley, setting up natural gas service in your own name for the first time or moving to a new residence, getting gas can be a giant pain. This guide will help simplify your life by providing you with one place to find all the info you'll need to start your new life in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Deals
The following articles will provide you with in depth information on discount codes, coupons and special deals for shows all across the Las Vegas Valley. Take the kids to see The Lion King, celebrate a birthday at Absinthe or La Reve or be the hero of a bachelor or bachelorette party with these naughty adult themed shows. Check back frequently as deals are subject to change
Las Vegas Concerts in September
Las Vegas proudly lays claim to the title Entertainment Capital of the World. Gambling, dining, drinking, clubbing and shows dominate the agenda. Add in national and regional musical performers and Las Vegas can also lay claim to the title Concert Capital of the World. Use this monthly concert listing calendar to plan your musical enlightenment, purchase tickets and enrich your life with some great music.
North Las Vegas - A Las Vegas Neighborhood
Like Henderson, North Las Vegas is a city, but is often considered a Las Vegas neighborhood. dominating the northeast section of the Las Vegas Valley, North Las Vegas is home to an estimated 224,387 residents, making it the third largest city in Nevada after incorporated Las Vegas and Henderson.
Las Vegas Concerts in October
As fall comes to Las Vegas kids are in school, the tourists are starting to dwindle and we locals are getting some great concerts. My former boss Jimmy Buffett comes to the MGM Grand for two shows. Elton John tops some wish list. Depeche Mode and Conor Oberst will make the hipsters and alt folks happy. Josh Groban brings his angel voice and Jim Belushi and Daniel Tosh bring the yucks. This is a great month to be a Vegas-ite.
Las Vegas Tribute and Impersonator Shows
Las Vegas is known for its impersonators and tributes. These are ten of the best
Las Vegas Concerts in September by Date
September Concerts in Vegas by Date. Use this monthly concert listing calendar to plan your musical enlightenment, purchase tickets and enrich your life with some great music.
Las Vegas Movie Theaters
I've compiled an easy to use guide to all the movie theaters in Las Vegas. Use it to check tickets times, purchase tickets and help plan your movie going experience. Fade In.
The High Roller
Las Vegas has become a place of iconic landmarks. The Luxor fires a beam of light into space, millions of people watch The Fountains at Bellagio and The Stratosphere looms high over the desert. But in 2014 when The Linq is fully open they'll be challenged for the top spot on the Las Vegas iconic landmark list by The High Roller.
Las Vegas Utilities - Water.
Whether you are new to the Las Vegas Valley, setting up water in your own name for the first time or moving to a new residence, getting water can be a giant pain. This guide will help simplify your life by providing you with one place to find all the info you'll need to start your new life in Las Vegas.
Albertsons Locations in Henderson and Boulder...
Albertsons is one of the largest and most convenient grocery store chains in Las Vegas. With 35 locations across the Valley there is likely to be one in your neighborhood. There are seven locations in Henderson and Boulder City.
Green Valley Ranch
When you pull up to Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa you can be forgiven for thinking you've entered into one of James Bond's haunts in Monaco. Mediterranean style architecture brings a high end feel to what many have dubbed a locals casino. Far from the tourist bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, Green Valley Ranch is a retreat for those of us who live and work in Las Vegas.
Boulder City Damboree Celebration
Featuring a pancake breakfast, a parade, a legendary water fight, games, booths and concession stands and of course fireworks the Boulder City Damboree Celebration remains one of the best ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Las Vegas Valley.
Hoover Dam Tours
hoover dam tours, pink jeep, bus tours, river rafting, las vegas
December Calendar of Events
December 2010 Calendar of Events for Las Vegas
Las Vegas New Year's Resolutions
Las Vegas, New Year's Resolutions, giving back, 2014 Put simply, Las Vegas is an easy city to go wrong in and now that a new year is dawning here are several Las Vegas New Year's Resolution ideas to help you recover the balance in your life.
The Fountains of Bellagio
The most magnificent expression of man’s power over water may just be the Fountains of Bellagio. Long a favorite of visitors, locals and lovers, the fountains get most of their water not from Lake Mead from the same artesian wells that drew the Spaniards to this valley so long ago.
Concert Venues in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has long been legendary for its entertainment. Its shows have become legends and people flock to the city in droves. Yet amidst the early mornings at the blackjack table, the nights watching wide eyed as Cirque du Soleil performers amaze and the titillating ladies of the burlesque shows, Vegas also hides some amazing concert venues. Page 2.
The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade
It should be of no surprise that master planned community Summerlin has one of the best 4th of July parades in the Las Vegas Valley. This year marks the 17th year this master planned community has celebrated America's birthday with the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade, which continues to be the largest 4th of July parade in Southern Nevada.
The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam, vegas tours, hoover dam tours, lake mead, wonder of the world
Movies in the Square
If you love free movies with the kids then you're in luck as another Las Vegas family summer fave returns this June to the Town Center. This summer's Movies in the Square brings some of the biggest family movie hits to the big screen every Thursday night at sundown. Best of all it is free. This season starts on June 7th and runs all the way til August 23rd.
Your Guide to Las Vegas' Best March Events and...
March marks the beginning of great things in Las Vegas. The weather has warmed up, March Madness draws thousands of visitors and fans and St. Patrick's Day provides a hedonistic holiday in the middle of the month. Use this Las Vegas Calendar to plan your comings and goings for the month of March.
Las Vegas Concerts in March By Date
Spring is imminent and Las Vegas concert season is heating up big time. The month starts if big with Bob Weir, Grateful Dead legend at The Pearl at the Palms. CeeLo Green continues his hot new residency show Loberace at Planet Hollywood, along with R&B superstars Boyz II Men at The Mirage.
AVN Awards in Las Vegas
In a sea of overdone, over-hyped and most certainly overdressed awards shows, the AVN Awards are a treat of a decidedly different flavor. Returning for its annual visit in January, the Adult Video News Awards celebrate, you guessed it, naughty movies.
Las Vegas Book Stores
las vegas bookstores, used books, rare books, barnes and noble
The Double Down Saloon
One of Las Vegas's best kept secrets.
Still More Las Vegas Comedians
In Still More Las Vegas Comedians I will profile another bunch of funny men and women for your pleasure.
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for...
For the fourth consecutive year the singer/actor brings his considerable celebrity to the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a charitable golf tourney running from September 25th – October 3rd at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. A week of fun, golf, parties all dedicated to helping The Shriners Hospitals For Children, often dubbed the World’s Greatest Charity.
Sunday Movie Matinee
If you really wanted to, you could head to on of the many locations of the Clark County Library System just about any day of the week to see a free movie. The Sunday Movie Matinee at the Clark County Library main branch rounds out there free movie series with films for families. Movies are shown in the Storyroom and begin at 2:00 PM. So grab the kids and spend a few hours at the library enjoying entertainment and maybe even grab a few books while you're there.
Sunday Funday Christmas Edition
Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest and relaxation. But we are in Las Vegas, and any day spent resting and relaxing is a wasted day, especially this close to Christmas. This special Christmas Edition of Sunday Funday will help you relieve the stress of the holiday shopping season and let you treat yourself.
The National Finals Rodeo
Each December the National Finals Rodeo (known as NFR by locals and fans) gallops into the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV. Dubbed the Super Bowl of rodeo sports the NFR is put on by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association. Usually held the first full week of December, the NFR is one of the biggest draws and has a huge economic impact on Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Bars
Las Vegas Show Calendar
Las Vegas 51s Fireworks Extravaganza
What is more American than baseball, hot-dogs and fireworks? If you shrugged and said not much then the annual Las Vegas 51s Fireworks Extravaganza is for you and the family. For nearly 30 years baseball has been played in North Vegas at Cashman Field and for many of those years they've celebrated America's Birthday. This year the Las Vegas 51s welcome the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in on Sunday July 3rd
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
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A - Las Vegas A to Z
The Letter A. Las Vegas has so much going on at any one time that it can make living and working in the Valley a bit overwhelming. To that end I have created a comprehensive glossary of all things Las Vegas. To make searching and finding information in the glossary easy and intuitive I have broken it up by letter. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions for additions and generally make your opinion known.
February Calendar of Events
December 2010 Calendar of Events for Las Vegas
Las Vegas Museums
Las Vegas Museums bring culture to Sin City.
Steven Wright in Las Vegas
Just when it seemed as if Steven Wright, the monotone observational comedian, had gone missing from stage and screen, he’s back.
Q - Las Vegas A to Z
The Letter Q. Las Vegas has so much going on at any one time that it can make living and working in the Valley a bit overwhelming. To that end I have created a comprehensive glossary of all things Las Vegas. To make searching and finding information in the glossary easy and intuitive I have broken it up by letter. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions for additions and generally make your opinion known.
The Las Vegas Power Pass
Should I get the Las Vegas Power Pass? Las Vegas Power Pass Cost.
NFC North Bars
The NFC North is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. When it comes to NFL football no division is more storied than the NFC North. Dah Bears and the Pack would bring major clout to a division all by themselves, but combine them and you have a legendary group.
Boy II Men in Las Vegas
Lots of musical groups can lay claim to the greatest [insert genre, variety or other descriptor here], but few have the sales, following and hits to back up the claim. Boyz II Men can lay claim to the title of most successful R&B group of all time, based on the easily definable statistic of sales.
The Joint at Hard Rock
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel is one of the premiere concert venues in Las Vegas. To anyone who frequents local favorite Hard Rock Hotel and Casino this is of little surprise. From the main circle bar to Mr. Lucky's to Rehab, Hard Rock has long been a haven for locals and visitors looking for a slightly edgier Las Vegas.
Early Voting in Las Vegas
Early voting in Las Vegas is for registered voters who will be unable to reach their polling place on Election Day this November 6th. Early voting also allows you to choose the time you want to vote, schedule a vacation or business meeting during election day and perhaps best of all avoid election day crowds.
Walking Tour of Town Square
A walking tour of Town Square in Las Vegas, NV
Vinnie Favorito at The Flamingo
Vinnie is an improv superstar who skewers current events while involving and usually insulting the audience. What a job Favorito has. People pay him to get insulted. Put him on stage and we all laugh, but meet him on the street and his antics will likely result in fisticuffs and broken noses.
Yucca Mountain - Nuclear Waste In Las Vegas'...
Located about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Yucca Mountain is the proposed, any only legal location in the United States, for the storage of nuclear waste products. Composed of the aptly named tuff, a very strong stone created during volcanic eruptions, Yucca Mountain has been deemed by geologists to be geologically stable. But what do locals say?
Top Ten Things to Do Out of Doors in Las Vegas...
Welcome to Fall in Las Vegas. The weather gas grown cooler and gone are the days of shoe melting jaunts down he Las Vegas Strip. Like our northern friends who become snowbound in winter, we Las Vegans residents pour from our homes when the 120 degree summer is gone.
Las Vegas Show Deals for September
This guide will point you to some of the best Las Vegas Show Ticket deals available online for September. So peruse the deals and buy now as most of these shows will sell out. Have fun and Vote for Las Vegas' Best Show.
AFC North Bars
The AFC North is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This division is filled with rabid and loyal fans who love old school smash mouth football. Cold weather and tradition mix in this division to make tough teams with tough fans.
N - Las Vegas A to Z
The Letter N. Las Vegas has so much going on at any one time that it can make living and working in the Valley a bit overwhelming. To that end I have created a comprehensive glossary of all things Las Vegas. To make searching and finding information in the glossary easy and intuitive I have broken it up by letter. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions for additions and generally make your opinion known.
Las Vegas 51s
The Las Vegas 51s have brought minor league baseball to Southern Nevada since 1983 (though they were originally known as the Las Vegas Stars). Since their arrival in Las Vegas this Triple A team has been an affiliate of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, and as of 2012, the New York Mets.
AFC South Bars
The AFC South is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. This division has long been an up and down division, but has fans and teams with long and short histories.
Saturday Movie Matinee
The Clark County Library System brings us another amazing Free Movie Series with the Saturday Afternoon Matinee series in the Jewel Box theater at the Main Branch as well as the Auditorium at the Windmill branch. While other movie series hosted by the library tend towards classic films, the Saturday Movie Matinee brings recent blockbusters and big Hollywood flicks to the screen. Movies at the Clark County Library Main Branch begin at 2:00 PM while the Windmill Branch movies start at 3:00 PM.
Las Vegas Schools & Universities
Information on schools, colleges, universities and vocational training in Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas Irish Bars Part 2
In my first article on Irish Pubs I suggested that few types of bars make one feel more at home than an Irish Pub. With the addition of these five establishments that all owe an allegiance to the Emerald Isle this suggestions becomes fact. Featuring a variety of establishments, both popular Strip-side pubs and out of the way neighborhood favorites, this article will round out my list of the best places to listen to a ballad while hoisting a pint of your favorite ale.
NFC South Bars
The NFC South is comprised of four NFL Teams:. while the south may be known for a casual and friendly way of life, the fans of these teams are among the most rabid in the NFL.
A Monday Moment In Time
Yes folks, the Clark County Library system's Summerlin library has a lot more going on that musty old books and elderly librarians shushing you for laughig too loud. One Monday a month in the theater, they encourage you to laugh loudly to some of the classic comedies of old.
Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou
Las Vegas is chock full of great FREE movie series. While most cater to families with small children this ongoing film series at the Clark County Library is catered more to seniors and adults with a thirst for older films.

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