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Christina Aguilera will be in Vegas March
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Pop diva Christina Aguilera turns 26 on Dec. 18 and her “Back to Basics” 2007 tour stops in Vegas on Saturday, March 3. The Pussycat Dolls will be the opening act for the Genie; call the Mandalay Bay Events Center for tickets.
HAYDEN (Darth Vader) Christensen ventures into the dark side once again as the lead in The Madison Kid. The movie is about poker pro Phil Hellmuth, who dropped out of college and won the World Series of Poker at age 24. Filming begins next spring.
OSCAR-WINNING actor/singer/comedian Jamie Foxx starts a 12-city tour after his new movie Dreamgirls opens on Christmas Day. Check him out at the (soon-to-be Planet Hollywood) Aladdin Theater on Feb. 16. The show will include songs from his debut album, Unpredictable, and some standup comedy.
INSIDE and Outside Temple is the Shaolin Kung Fu Show chosen as the opening for the 2008 Beijing Olympics ... get a preview at the Las Vegas Hilton Dec. 22-24.
YOU SEE people practicing tai chi in parks and classrooms around Hawaii; it was even featured in MidWeek last month. The ancient Chinese martial art is becoming so popular that the JW Marriott in Las Vegas is offering classes at its Aquae Sulis Spa every day.
THE CYSTIC Fibrosis Foundation and the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center got an early Christmas present when a Wynn high roller donated his $500,000 first-place winnings from its Winner Take All Black Tournament.
Lucky Kyle Harrison won the QuarterMillion$ with
only $20 at the TI
KYLE HARRISON from Texas won the super-progressive QuarterMillion$ In The MoneyTM jackpot at the TI. After trying to get some show tickets, he decided to play the machine. Thirty minutes later he hit the winning combination after depositing $20, making him the 64th QuarterMillion$ winner ... see more Vegas winners at www.KimosVegas.com.
KRISPY KREME alert! TI To Go (the convenience store in the TI) now has Krispy Kreme doughnuts ... so we can get our fix on the Strip in addition to sundries, logo apparel and souvenirs.
ONE OF THE best places to check out the Vegas New Year’s fireworks is The Stratosphere. It’s so popular that The Stratosphere Tower will close at 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The hotel’s Top of the World Restaurant, Indoor Observation Deck, Pool Deck, The C-Bar, The Crazy Armadillo, Images Cabaret and The Oasis Bar will all have special parties and entertainment to ring in the new year. Make your reservations now, or call local casino host Dale Matsumura (888-236-7495) for a hookup!
KIMO’S VEGAS TIP: Never wait in line to check out the hottest clubs in Vegas (or anywhere else) ... reserving bottle service guarantees that you won’t have to wait in line and that you will have a place to sit! There’s a new Vegas website with the 411 on all the Vegas clubs. Get the link at www.KimosVegas.com.
ROY HORN (half of the magical duo Siegfried and Roy) got sick on a recent visit to the Island. Not to worry; he not only got better, but walked the full mile course of the Great Vegas Santa Run. He even threw away his cane for the last quarter-mile. Siegfried was quoted as saying, “What I am seeing is a miracle. This is real magic.”
GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at www.KimosVegas.com, in both issues of “MidWeek,” in Oceanic Time Warner’s “Around Hawaii,” on OC16 Monday at 9 p.m., on The New ESPN 1420 Thursday night at 7 and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.
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