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March 16, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

The Amazing Johnathan
The Amazing Johnathan

THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN vanishes from the Sahara ... that’s the plan anyway. Recently diagnosed with a heart condition, he has decided to take a break from his strenuous six-days-a-week magic gig and focus on television.

Magicians love to collect things; check out his car collection including J-Lo’s Vette at and

Nikki Cox
Nikki Cox

WHEN ASKED WHY James Caan and Nikki Cox left Friday night’s No. 1 show, executive producer Gary Scott Thompson said “When you’re on a drama, it is an eight-day episode, anywhere from 12 to 18 hours a day, five days a week, for almost 11 months straight. It’s really hard on people to play a character for so long and to keep doing the same thing over and over again.”

FROM THE MINDS that gave us Monty Python’s Holy Grail comes Spamalot - not what happens when you buy Spam by the case, it’s the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Eric Idle’s award-winning Broadway play stars John O’Hurley (Dancing With The Stars and Seinfeld) as the King. Preview (cheap tickets) performances are going on now at the Grail Theater in the Wynn Las Vegas.

THE No. 1 question people used to asked cab drivers was “Where are the loose machines?” Nowadays the most frequently asked question is “Where’s the Montecito?”

POLLY ESTHER’S nightclub at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower opens this weekend. The four-decade celebration features Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, Tiffany, Leif Garrett, the Bay City Rollers, Danny Bonaduce working the Partridge Family Bus-Bar, David Boreanaz (Bones) and Victoria Secret model Larissa Bond. Polly Esther’s is famous for its accurately detailed decade-themed clubs, and the Strat will be home to four of them. There are the ‘70s themed POLLY ESTHER’S, the ‘80s themed CULTURE CLUB, the ‘90s themed NERVE ANA and a Vegas exclusive SUITE 2000.

Larissa Bond
Larissa Bond

THE NBA All-Star Game did not break the Thomas & Mack Arena’s record for highest single grossing event, but it did come in a close second. It grossed moving to the desert requires a name change, how about “The Sin City Puckers”?

DR. DON WEIR reminds us that University of Hawaii’s Letterwinners Club is hosting its annual post-ballgame reception at the Cal Sept.15. The party is open to everyone (but tickets are limited and they sold out the last time). E-mail Jim Donovan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more details, and check with your favorite travel agent for packages that include air, hotel and game tickets.

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