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June 29, 2007 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

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

“WHAT HAPPENS in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” is the most successful campaign in the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s 51-year history. To date they’ve spent $131 million in advertising using the slogan. Last week, however, officials applied for the trademark"Your Vegas is Showing,“saying “It implies that you are living outside of your everyday life.” The new slogan will be researched to see how well folks respond to it. I think it’ll work - if they use the slogan with those pictures of Britney Spears getting out of the limo without her undies.

CHECK OUT Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children benefit Oct. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The current lineup includes Jerry Seinfeld, Matchbox 20, Carlos Santana, The Goo Goo Dolls and comedian George Wallace.

THE FIRST Las Vegas hotel developed and owned by an African American is on the horizon. Real estate entrepreneur R. Donahue Peebles is spending $2.5 billion to build four 55-story condo towers just east of the Wynn Las Vegas golf course.

POLICE, MILITARY and veterans can see Larry G. Jones,“The Man of 1002 Voices,“for free at the Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel Downtown. Get the link for your free tickets at http://www.Kimos

THE LADY LUCK may be breaking her streak of bad luck if Los Angeles developer CIM Group is approved to purchase the property. A local fave, the hotel/casino has been closed for more than a year.

Al Unser Jr.
Al Unser Jr.

TWO-TIME Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. sideswiped another car on the Las Vegas Beltway last week. He was arrested after failing several sobriety tests and charged for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Everyone knows F1 drivers don’t stop after hitting someone unless the yellow flag comes out.

IN ADDITION to being the home of the Strip’s 99-cent shrimp cocktail, Hooters has expanded its casino with a keg in the “Party Pit,” nine new table games, one of those new roulette wheels that look like a video game and 40 more Hooters Girls dealers.

LOCAL BOY Martin Nievera is officially out at Steve Wyrick’s Theater and looking for a new showroom.

ROBERT DE NIRO may be expanding his Vegas eateries to include his Hollywood Italian restaurant Ago at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Hillary Duff
Hillary Duff

DISNEY CHANNEL star Hillary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) brings her “Dignity” world tour to the Pearl at the Palms Aug. 18. The TV, movie and recording star has three platinum albums, which have sold more than 13 million copies. Her latest, War Inc., stars John Cusack and is scheduled to be released later this year.

SHERWOOD SCHWARTZ produced the popular TV series The Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island. Now he, his son and daughter plan to bring Gilligan’s Island: The Musical to Vegas. So far they’ve got Barry Williams (Greg Brady) on board ...

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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