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April 05, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!

Sting is the headliner in TigerJam IX at Mandalay Bay
Sting is the headliner
in TigerJam IX at
Mandalay Bay

TIGERJAM IX, the concert that benefits the Tiger Woods Learning Center and other charities, is happening April 29 at the Mandalay Bay. In the past, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, The Goo-Goo Dolls, Christina Aguilera and Barbra Streisand have performed. This year the big name lineup begins with Sting.

REMEMBER Shaka Seeds in Wal-Mart? Proprietor Dale Matsumura is now in Vegas working as a Stratosphere casino host. Looking for someone to get you connected? Old and new friends can reach him at 800-380-7777.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon,Elliot Gould and Don Cheadle are dipping into another Ocean’s
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliot
Gould and Don Cheadle are dipping into another

COMBINED, Ocean’s 11 and 12 grossed more than $800 million worldwide. That can mean only one thing… Ocean’s 13. Set in L.A. and Las Vegas, shooting begins in July with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle and Ellen Barkin joining the ensemble.

THE BELLAGIO Gallery of Fine Art will exhibit nearly 50 masterworks by American photography icon Ansel Adams in May.

EXECUTIVE Pastry Chef Jean-Philippe Maury is at it again ... the creator of the chocolate fountain at the Patisserie in the Bellagio has created a special Easter display of two chocolate bunnies driving a chocolate car. The 5-foot, 380-pound work of art is on display through the end of the month (even Willy Wonka envies his skills).

THIS IS the last week for you to win a personalized and autographed Peter Max poster; enter online at

THIS MONTH the Palms is giving away $100,000 - and all you have to do to win is use your players card.

NO WORRIES, now get pleny time for check out Barry Manilow. He’s extended his contract at The Las Vegas Hilton through 2008.

THIS WEEK on Kimo’s Vegas we chat with two ex-pats ... first Kaiser grad Terence Fong, who’s the executive chef for Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois (pronounced Shin-Wa), talks about cooking for everyone from Adam Sandler to Tiger Woods. Then we chat with Leilehua grad Larry Millwood, who is in charge of the Aquatics Department at Cirque du Soleil’s O. Find out how he went from working at the Wave to the desert of Las Vegas Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420

HARVEY Fierstein is leaving the Vegas production of Hairspray, and it’ll take two guys to fill his pumps - John Goodman (Roseanne) and Paul Vogt (MADtv) will alternate as Edna Turnblad. Hairspray happens Thursday through Tuesday at the Luxor.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas in the weekend MidWeek, online at Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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