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May 17, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

CAESAR’S PALACE has unveiled a wax statue of Celine Dion, which is the first work from the Grevin Wax Museum of Paris displayed in America. Her likeness is wearing the dress from the 1998 Academy Awards performance when she sang My Heart Will Go On. Fans can take their picture with the statue - proceeds go to the Celine Dion Foundation.

SEEMS LIKE every week there’s another museum in Vegas ... now they’re considering converting a historic downtown building into a museum that pays homage to vintage Vegas between 1930 and 1950, including a Mafia museum, a behind-the-scenes look at gambling, a magic museum, and space dedicated to Vegas icons like Elvis and Frank Sinatra.

THE BOARDWALK Hotel & Casino is now a thing of the past. After 38 years they blew up the 16-story hotel-casino to make way for MGM Mirage’s latest project - the $5 billion City Center, expected to open in 2010. Visit to see the video of the implosion.

Boston Celtic Paul Pierce is now a proud Vegas resident
Boston Celtic Paul Pierce is now a
proud Vegas resident

CONGRATS to ex-Islander Richard Heftel and partner David Saxe on the second anniversary of their V Theater in the Aladdin Desert Passage. Check out “V” The Ultimate Variety Show, the room’s funny resident show.

THIS WEEK on Kimo’s Vegas, Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420, we chat with another ex-Islander who happens to be the world’s foremost authority on Internet, world and Indian gaming, professor I. Nelson Rose.

BOSTON Celtic Paul Pierce is moving to the South Las Vegas Strip, having purchased a new condo in the Boca Raton Luxury Condominiums. Sports fans, in case you’re wondering, homes range from the mid-$300,000s to more than $1 million.

CHANGES in store for the New Las Vegas Marathon ... organizers are hoping that pre-dawn fireworks to kick off the run, a reality-based TV show, a half marathon and offering runners the ability to choose to run as show-girls will boost the run’s attendance. Maybe they should talk with Honolulu Marathon race guru Jim Barahal instead.

No mokes allowed
No mokes allowed

THANKS to Tracy Santana from Kaneohe for sending in this pic ... seems they were all set to enter the poker tourney until they noticed it was Moke Free ... eh, no act!

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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