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June 21, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!

Sir Paul will attend the opening of a new Beatles show
Sir Paul will attend the
opening of a new Beatles

Special guests at the June 30th premiere of the Cirque du Soleil production “The Beatles: Love” - Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

UB40, Maxi Priest, Third World and more check into the Mandalay Bay Beach Sept. 3. Founded in 1978, Reggae Sunsplash is true to its creed “Uniting the World through Music.” The Mandalay Beach hosts concerts now through September and features a man-made beach and wave pool.

Rob Thomas and Jewel are live at the Joint at the Hard Rock June 30.

Jerry Lewis has announced that the MDA telethon is returning to Vegas after 10 years in L.A. Lotsa celeb spotting at the South Coast Casino on Labor Day.

Check out Oceanic Time Warner’s “777 Vegas On Demand.” It’s free on your digital cable box.

Look for Mr. Ink, Carey Hart from the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company (featured on the A&E show Inked) in Waikiki. He’s working on the Hawaii annex of the tattoo shop located in the Palms Hotel in Vegas. The Palms is the only casino in the world where you can get a tat as a comp.

Simon Cowell had better not say anything bad about Pink
Simon Cowell had better not say anything
bad about Pink

Carey’s other half Pink, talking about Simon Cowell,says “I would’ve gotten violent if he turned me down at an audition.” I think the Vegas odds would’ve been in her favor.

Auz Vali writes: There are more Catholic churches in Vegas than casino’s ... Some worshippers will give casino chips in lieu of cash when the offering basket is passed around ... Since they get chips from many different casinos, the churches have devised a system to sort and return the chips to the correct casino in exchange for money. The churches send all the chips they’ve collected to a nearby Franciscan Monastery for sorting ... this work is done by the Chip Monks.

How many cheese sandwiches can you eat in 10 minutes? If you’re Joey Chestnut, 47’s the number, shattering the old world record of 36. That’s no typo. His reward for this feat of athletic pigging out: $2,500.

Billion Dollar Math: New projects on the Vegas horizon! Echelon Place (Stardust) $4 billion, Montreux (Frontier) $1.9 billion, CityCenter (Boardwalk) $7 billion, Las Vegas Convention Center (expansion) $1.4 billion, Encore at Wynn (Desert Inn) $1.74 billion, Starwood The W $1.7 billion, Cosmopolitan $1.5 billion, Venetian third tower Palazzo Resort $1.6 billion. No wonder the blackjack odds keep changing!

Get more Kimo’s Vegas in MidWeek’s weekend edition, online at, on ESPN Radio 1420 and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 am on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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