Kimo Akane
By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
October 13, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!

Chris Rock
Chris Rock

Chris Rock has been awarded “The Comedian” by organizers of the Comedy Festival. The ceremony, including his acceptance speech, is bound to be hilarious. It happens live Nov. 17 at the Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace and on HBO.

Pete Rose has apologized for betting on baseball games and now you can get a personally signed “apology ball,” at Field of Dreams in the Forum Shops for $299. They reportedly sold 350 balls in a single day ... uh, is that how he got the nickname Charlie Hustle? The former Major League player and manager holds the record for the most career hits (4,256), most games played (3,562), most at-bats (14,053), three World Series rings, 17 all-star appearances and the infamous Hall of Fame controversy.

$65,000 is the prize money for the New Las Vegas Marathon Invitational. The male and female first-place winners each get $15,000, and the first person across the finish line gets an additional $50,000 bonus. All registrants get a limited edition $5 LV Marathon Chip from Mandalay Bay, the host hotel.


When you visit the website designed to promote Prince‘s new CD, the opening animation looks like the lights on a Vegas landmark hotel. Expect to see his Purple Reign headlining at the Rio in the near future. Get the link at

The New Cars with Kauai resident Todd Rundgren cruise into the House of Blues at the Hard Rock on Dec. 16.

All the Starbucks in Vegas started serving lunch with items like gourmet sandwiches, seasonal fruit and cheese plates on the menu.

The Golden Nugget has been undergoing major renovations, including new restaurants, new rooms, a new pool and more. In case you’re wondering what happened to the hotel’s collection of 32 gold nuggets - they’re up for auction starting Dec. 3.

Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi

Performers and VIP guests at awards shows, celeb parties and fund raisers are often treated to gift bags filled with nuggets equal to their stature. At this year’s Andre Agassi‘s Grand Slam for Children benefit concert, the goodie bags included a Gevril Limited Edition watch ($4,995), a trip to Disneyland, an Inka Titanium Pen, a Vera Bradley evening bag, a Pacific Design iPod Case and a special cuddle Guardian Angel from sigikid, and more packed in a High Sierra Expandable Wheeled Upright Carry-on bag.

Ever wonder who cuts the hair of the rich and famous visiting Vegas? Darryl Jones’ clientele includes NBA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Brad Miller, Tyson Beckford (the world’s highest-paid male model), MLB manager Joe Torre and many others. Next time you’re on the West Side, check him out at Executive Cuts.

Get more Kimo’s Vegas at, in both issues of MidWeek, in Oceanic Time Warner’s Around Hawaii, on OC16 Monday at 9:00pm, on The New ESPN 1420 Thursday night at 7 p.m. and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

E-mail this story | Print this page | Comments (0) | Archive | RSS Comments (0) |

Most Recent Comment(s):

Posting a comment on requires a free registration.



Auto Login

Forgot Password



Tiare Asia and Alex Bing
were spotted at the Sugar Ray's Bar Lounge