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March 30, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

Cris Angel
Cris Angel

IT’S OFFICIAL ... Cirque Du Soleil’s sixth Vegas show will be based at the Luxor and star magician Cris Angel. Rumors persist that the pyramid-shaped hotel/casino will get a name change by the time the new show opens next summer. “Pyramid,” “triangle” and “shapes” are some of the creative names tossed around ... what about “isosceles” or “polyhedron”? The company recently celebrated the 4,000th performance of O, its first Las Vegas show.

WHEN THE MGM Grand City Center opens in 2009, look for a Cirque Elvis production. If it’s anything like Beatles Love,it’ll be a lock with show-goers.

ACCORDING TO Morgan Quitno Press, a private research and publishing company specializing in state and city reference books, the most dangerous states are (No. 3) New Mexico, (No. 2) Louisiana and, for the fourth year in a row, Nevada is No. 1. In case you were wondering, the Aloha State drops a position and comes in at No. 26.

IMAGINE WALKING into the 7-Eleven store in Las Vegas and saying “Can I have a pack of Mary Janes?” Nevada may also be the first state to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana. The Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana thinks voters will give the bill a nod and put $28 million into the state’s treasury.

COPPER THEFT is not only a problem in paradise ... thieves have stolen the valuable wire from a string of lights between Charleston Boulevard and Sunset Road on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas. Repairs will cost the state about $500,000.

FIFTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ... that’s how much cash U.S. gamblers have on deposit at Netteller, the Internet banking company that made gambling on the Net possible. Authorities are hoping to return the kala in the next 90 days.

TICKETS TO Sen. Barack Obama’s fundraiser at the Mandalay Bay last week cost $2,300.

It’s spring at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden
It’s spring at the Bellagio Conservatory and
Botanical Garden

IT’S SPRING, and the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden’s new display features a gardener, straw hat, trowel and garden pots made from as many as 20,000 individual plants and blooms.

PLANNING a buddy’s Vegas bachelor party? Check out the Las Vegas Little Black Book: A Guy’s Guide to the Perfect Vegas Weekend, for tips on maximizing fun and minimizing headaches.

SOUL PATROL at the House of Blues ... American Idol winner Taylor Hicks does a one-night stand May 5.

“LAS VEGAS is the only place where I’ve had to cancel a wakeup call because I hadn’t gone to bed yet. They should have a goto-bed call.” - Ray Romano.

THE TRUE COLORS Tour, featuring Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, Indigo Girls, Margaret Cho and more, kicks off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena June 8. The show benefits the Human Rights Campaign.

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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