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January 31, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Wynn Las Vegas

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

Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani

GWEN STEFANI, diva and fashion icon, will be the first act to ever take the stage at The Pearl in The Palms Casino Resort. Owner George Maloof said, “We considered many internationally renowned acts for the grand opening and knew that Gwen Stefani was the perfect match for the inaugural concert.” Tickets are on sale now for the April 21 grand opening.

GUYS, are you looking for a special way to pop the question? The AAA, Five Diamond-rated SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand has a special deal called The Diamonds are Forever Package that includes a two-night stay in a one-bedroom loft, 16-course dinner at Joël Robuchon with a $1,000 beverage credit (to select that perfect bottle of vino), VIP seats at , a reserved table and personalized bottle service (with a $1,000 credit) at Tabú Ultra Lounge, a $900 credit at the Grand Spa, and his and hers Rolex watches engraved with your names and engagement date. Diamonds don’t come cheap, however, and neither does this $20,000 package.

8,000 ... that’s how many people are on the construction crew of MGM MIRAGE‘s new CityCenter project. These guys are working 24/7 to complete the largest project in the city’s history… when pau, it’ll employ more than 12,000 people, bringing the company’s total number of local employees to 60,000!

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

SUPER ENTREPRENEUR Donald Trump may be bringing The Apprentice to Las Vegas. Maybe then we’ll have someone from Hawaii on the show!

AND IF YOU need help spending that huge jackpot you just hit ... Tiffany & Co. is opening its second Las Vegas store at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace. The new store features two levels, with spacious salons offering jewelry, watches, accessories and gifts that come in those baby blue boxes and bags. If you can’t wait for it to open this summer, check out the store in the Bellagio.

THE STRATOSPHERE Casino Hotel and Tower has a New Member Bonus Program where you can earn up to $200 in cash and comps for slot play during your first 24 hours of membership. It’s called the most lucrative bonus program on the Strip; call local boy casino host Dale Matsumura or visit for complete details.

THEY ARE calling TRYST nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas the most profitable club in America ... its first-year take was $50 million!

CONGRATS TO Fitz’s owner, Don H. Barden, the first and only African American to own a casino in Las Vegas. The fifth annual celebration starts Feb. 22.

MICHAEL JORDAN, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Eva Longoria, Fergie and more are expected to be in town for the NBA All Star Game. Rumor has it that during the All Star Weekend the NBA will announce the first Las Vegas professional sports team ever.

AND MANY other celebs will be in town for Paris Hilton’s birthday party at the Joint nightclub the same weekend.

NEW HOOTERS management, NTH Advisory Group LLC, has bought the hotel casino for $95 million and assumed $130 million in debt. Many believed that the Hooters theme in “Sin City” was like bringing a sandwich to a buffet.

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas online at,, in both issues of “MidWeek,” 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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