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February 10, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Taylor Makakoa Dew

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

AFTER TWO YEARS and almost 180 shows, Bette Midler’s The Showgirl Must Go On took its final curtain last week at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Marie Osmond surprised the audience with some jokes, Gladys Knight sang The Way We Were, Celine Dion said Aloha via video and Jake Shimabukuro and Midler did a reprise of In My Life, the song they performed last December for Queen Elizabeth in Blackpool, England. In the audience were Paula Abdul, Wayne Newton, Rita Rudner and Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator.

TO CELEBRATE the second year of his show at the Mirage, Terry Fator will introduce a new character on Saturday, March 13. A MidWeek reader really enjoyed his show and wondered if his assistant, Taylor Makakoa Dew, is from Hawaii. The model, who dances Tahitian and hula, is a former Hawaii resident who now resides in Las Vegas. Get a link to see her RawVegas model of the month “G” rated video (that’s not for the faint of heart) at

SPOCKED IN Vegas: the Baraquios - Miss America 2000 Angela and Bernadette - with Vacations Hawaii sales and promotion manager Kevin Kaneshiro. They were on assignment shooting a segment of Living Local at the Miss America pageant and supporting Miss Hawaii Raeceen Woolford, who finished in the top seven.

SAINT LOUIS grad Shane Kawamura works at Krave nightclub, is an MMA fighter and can be seen in the upcoming movie Red Cover. Ladies, after you catch your breath, help the local boy win $15,000 and a place in CaptivateMagOnline’s “Model Behavior” calendar contest by voting for him at

MGM MIRAGE has announced that the Harmon Hotel and Spa will open in November as a 400-room hotel, not condo-tel as originally planned. In a statement, CityCenter chief executive Robert Baldwin said that by canceling the condominiums, they can avoid the need “for substantial redesign resulting from contractor errors.”

Shane Kawamura

NEVADA LAW defines a casino marker as a check, and you must be able to pay off the marker the moment it’s signed ... even though most casinos will give you 30 days to pay it back.

SEVEN OUT ... Queen of Hearts Hotel and Casino downtown has been demolished to make way for a new city hall and office complex that Mayor Oscar Goodman has called “the beginning of downtown redevelopment.”

LEILEHUA HIGH SCHOOL Band is having a Casino Night fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 20. Admission - $25 in advance and $30 at the door - gets you $200 in play money, grand prize drawing entry, live music, door prizes and free parking. Al proceeds will help the band buy uniforms, instruments, educational tools and marching band equipment. For tickets, call 224-4080.

DID YOU KNOW ... The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666? According to legend, the game’s inventor, Francois Blanc, made a pact with the devil for the secrets of roulette. In Vegas, roulette tables account for about 9 percent of all table games, No. 2 behind blackjack’s share of 56 percent.


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