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Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao

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

“THE DREAM MATCH” pits Olympic gold medalist and 10-time world champion “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya against Ring Magazine‘s No. 1-ranked Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Dec. 6. Check out the fight live on Oceanic Cable’s HBO pay per view or listen to KCCN FM100’s Lina Girl & Pipi and win a Vacations Hawaii trip for two to see the fight live in person ... And let me know if you need a buddy for the weekend.

I KNOW WE HAVEN’T gotten past Christmas yet, but guys are infamous for failing to adequately prepare for Valentine’s Day. Next year, consider taking your significant other to see Billy Joel at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Feb. 14 (don’t say I didn’t warn ya).

EIGHTIES RAPPER MC Hammer has a new song called Keep It In Vegas ...

TAKE THE KEIKI to Opportunity Village’s “The Magical Forest” opening Nov. 22. The Enchanted Carousel, the Forest Express Trains, lavishly decorated trees, whimsical displays, live music, millions of lights and jolly ole St. Nick are the centerpieces of the not-for-profit’s holiday fundraiser.

THE JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER of Hawaii is releasing a new book titled California Hotel and Casino: Hawai’i's Home Away from Home, by Dennis M. Ogawa. Get the scoops on our connection with Downtown Las Vegas, the Boyd family and those wonderful “mahalo parties.”

THE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS return to The Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms Friday, Jan. 2.

This book about the Cal is available at the Japanese Cultural Center

ACCORDING TO, the Top 10 Las Vegas shows for the week ending Nov. 2 are: 1) Bette Midler -

The Show Girl Must Go On/Caesars Palace

2) Cirque du Soleil - O/Bellagio

3) Elton John -Red Piano /Caesars Palace

4) Jersey Boys/Venetian

5) Cirque du Soleil - Beatles: LOVE/Mirage

6) Donny & Marie / Flamingo

7) Danny Gans/Mirage

8) Jubilee!/Bally’s

9) Penn & Teller/Rio

10) Cirque du Soleil - Criss Angel


Bette Midler’s ‘The Show Girl Must Go On’ is the top-selling Las Vegas show

VALENTINO CRESPO is known as a master butler ... His clients have included Colin Powell, Bill Clinton, Nicolas Cage and Britney Spears. Read about his exploits and recipes, including his famous banana flambé, in a book Oprah Winfrey suggested he write: Master Butler Extraordinaire of Las Vegas.

THE GOLDEN PARACHUTE is the name of a new deal at the Golden Nugget. An extra $20 a night gets you a room upgrade (in between a standard room and a suite) that includes a deep soaking bathtub, two plasma TVs, free bottled water, free Internet and lots more. Pay for three nights and the Nugget will give you a fourth on the house.

SUPER MODEL Heidi Klum is bringing her Top Model show to Las Vegas in January.

HENRY ORENSTEIN is credited with creating poker’s current renaissance. It was his idea to show the hole card on television, and he patented the hole card camera. At the World Series of Poker he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game.

ESPN WILL HAVE a crew of 70 in Las Vegas to bring us same-day coverage of the 2008 World Series of Poker.


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