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

Terry Fator and friends

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

LUKELA KEALA WROTE When I Think Of You for his mom ... Imagine her surprise when Terry Fator (an Ekolu fan) performed the song for her during his show! Mahalo to KCCN FM100’s Prime Time “Pipi” for sharing the story that Dar (Lukela’s wife) told him.

THE MIRAGE Hotel and Casino headliner is honoring wounded war veterans during a special “Tribute to the Troops” concert this Sunday. Proceeds from the Terry Fator benefit go to the United Service Organizations. On Veterans Day, the USO, Las Vegas Center opens at McCarran International Airport for active and reservist service members on orders. The lounge is located in Terminal 1.

OFF WE GO into the wild blue yonder ... The U.S. Air Force hosts Aviation Nation 2010 Nov. 13 and 14 at Nellis Air Force Base. The largest free show in Nevada salutes America’s military operations around the world with more than 100 aircraft on display. If you missed them here, the Thunderbirds will perform along with the USAF’s F-22 Raptor team, the Navy’s F-18 Hornet team and lots more. Get the complete details at

A LOCAL SPORTSCASTER said that a Vegas line moved because the unfavored team had a better chance of winning. Akamai bettors know that when the number of points a team is expected to win by changes, it’s not because the house believes the score will be close or that the underdog team has a chance to win. The point spread changes when the casino has booked too many bets on one side and wants to even the betting. They get paid (the vig) no matter who wins. How much money does it take to move the line? It really depends on how much money is bet on the game, but $1 million will get odds-makers reaching for their calculators.

IT’S OFFICIAL: Simba is leaving the building ... The final performance of the Vegas production of The Lion King is Dec. 30, 2011. Two-and-a-half years (and just over 1,000 performances) later the circle of life at the Mandalay Bay comes to an end. Unofficial speculation is that the theater will be the home of the new Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson show, opening in 2013.

Michael Jackson

M.J. FANS WILL BE happy to hear that a concert, “Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour,” will be in Vegas Dec. 3, 2011, at Mandalay Bay Events Center, and tickets are on sale now for the 25-city tour. Cirque du Soleil promises that it’ll be as close as technologically possible to having the King of Pop in the room. Check out the preview at

CONGRATS TO everyone at Cirque du Soleil ...

Last week the very first Vegas show for the company, Mystere, hit 8,000 performances at Treasure Island.

AOL TRAVEL’S Top Five must-see Vegas casinos are the MGM Grand, selected for its Lion Habitat and fine dining, Bellagio for the fountain show, Venetian for its gondola ride, Mandalay Bay for Shark Reef and Caesars Palace for its Oasis Pool.

THE SOCIETY OF SEVEN and Jasmine Trias hit the Suncoast Showroom Nov. 19, 20 and 21.

THERE ARE LESS THAN 60 days to book your trip to celebrate New Year’s in Vegas.

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