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April 20, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas… The Players Edge!

Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson

American Idol money maker Kelly Clarkson performs at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live from the MGM Grand, Tuesday, May 15 on KGMB.

Man of the Year Robin Williams returns to the MGM Grand for a Memorial Weekend gig May 27. He’s been in 65 movies, released 5 CDs, performed on Broadway and on TV. One of the founders of Comic Relief, he’s an avid gamer whosedaughter is named after The Legend of Zelda.

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Wondering what to give the guy who has everything this Fathers Day? How about making his fantasies come true - the Palms Music Fantasy! Imagine Dad spending the day with his favorite artist or fronting an all-star band in The Studio at the Palms. The entire session is recorded and can even be over-seen by his favorite producer. Like a fantasy camp on steroids, your imagination and trust fund are the only limits.

The best barkeeps in the world compete for $50,000 on cash at the annual Ultimate Flair Bartending Championship, June 4. Until then, watch the pre-qualification rounds every Monday, 7 p.m. at the same place as the finals, Harrah’s Carnival Court.

What are the odds?

1 in 19,566 the odds of being injured by fireworks (a little lower if you live in Kalihi)

1 in 88,000 the odds of dating a Super Model

1 in 576,000 the odds of being struck by lightning

1 in 2,320,000 the odds of being killed by lightning

1 in 20,000,000 the odds of becoming a saint

And the odds of hitting the top Megabucks Jackpot is ... 1 in 49,836,032.

Diana Krall
Diana Krall

Diana Krall makes her Vegas debut at the Las Vegas Hilton June 14-17. The Grammy winner will be making a rare appearance with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the band from her latest CD From this Moment On.

This month at we save you $19.95 and reveal the secrets of the Zig Zag Slot Machine method for free.

One of the up and coming pop culture events in Japanese Anime is the annual Anime Vegas. Now in its fourth year, the convention brings together fans and professionals from around the globe Sept. 1. Register or get more details at

Rivendell Avenue, Barrow Downs Street, Entwood Drive, and Grey Havens Court - they all sound like locations from Lord of the Rings, Middle Earth, but they’re actually street names in Las Vegas.

One of my all time favorite Vegas lines comes from late night talk show host Jay Leno: “Do you know the difference between Washington and Las Vegas? In Vegas, the drunks gamble with their own money!”

The Waipahu High class of

1982 celebrates its 25 year reunion at the Main Street Station on Oct. 20. E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Get more Kimo’s Vegas online at,, in both issues of MidWeek and with Billy V. Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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