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July 14, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Criss Angel will be in a new Cirque du Soleil production
Criss Angel will be in a
new Cirque du Soleil

WHAT’S NEXT for the theater at the Luxor now that Hairspray is a thing of the past? Rumor has it that a plethora of headliners like Liza Minnelli, Julio Iglesias, Tony Bennett and Englebert Humperdink will work the room while a new Cirque du Soleil production is being created. The new show will have a magic theme and be designed around Criss “Mindfreak” Angel.

JUST IN TIME for the opening of the Pirates sequel (Dead Man’s Chest) Capt. Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) wax figure was unveiled simultaneously at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Amsterdam, London, New York and, of course, The Venetian in Las Vegas.

THE VENETIAN continues its plan to offer mobile gaming. You’ll be able to play blackjack, roulette, poker and slots in the public areas of the casino on a portable device issued by the casino. Live trials start soon with a full roll out later this year.

SEAMLESS, the gentleman’s club, has gone equal opportunity ... that’s right, ladies are no longer limited to being performers, but can be paying customers as well. Does that make it a gentleperson’s club?

Jenna Jameson hosted the kickoff of ‘Silicone Sundays’
Jenna Jameson hosted
the kickoff of ‘Silicone

JENNA JAMESON (the former Mrs. Jessie James) hosted the kickoff of Ivan Kane’s Silicone Sundays at Forty Deuce in the Mandalay Bay. If you’re guessing it’s an industry night for exotic dancers, you’re right ... doors open at 10:30 p.m.

THE WORLD Shoe Association invades Las Vegas starting Aug. 1. Akamai Shoe Queens know that’s the best time to shop for shoes in Vegas because all the stores have the latest styles on sale! Did you know that the oldest existing footwear in the world is a sandal found in a Missouri cave? It was made 8,000 years ago ... get more details on the WSA at

Steven and Kathy Ogata stopped by the ‘MidWeek’ booth at Taste of Honolulu
Steven and Kathy Ogata stopped by the
‘MidWeek’ booth at Taste of Honolulu

THANKS TO Kathy and Steven Ogata for stopping by the Taste of Honolulu ...

VEGAS casino sports books are reporting a fourfold increase in World Cup wagers. Could it be the game is catching on in the U.S.?

CONGRATS TO the gang at Hawaiian Airlines for being the No. 1 airline (according to the DOT) for on-time service (31 months in a row), fewest cancellations, baggage handling, fewest oversales and fewest complaints.

DID YOU know last year Las Vegas issued more than 110,000 marriage licenses?

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at, in both issues of MidWeek, on OC16 Monday at 9 p.m., Thursday night at 7 on ESPN Radio1420 and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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