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October 07, 2005 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas! This week we’ll be talking with Howard Schwartz, “The Gambler’s Librarian,” about the books in his shop and the characters who buy them. Then ex-Isle resident Michael Maeda, the executive chef and owner of Shizen Japanese Restaurant in Summerlin, talks about his specialties and what the high rollers like to order Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420 AM.

Ashley Simpson
Ashley Simpson

ASHLEY SIMPSON celebrated her 21st B’day all over Vegas - the Hawaiian tradition is catching on! It all started with a guest shot with the Pussycat Dolls, then the party at Pure where the festivities were filmed for MTV’s Live & Legal.

KEVIN KANESHIRO checks in to congratulate the Vacations Hawaii passenger who won $265,000 on the Quarter Millions slot machine at the Cal ... stay tuned for more details!

WE’RE ALL concerned about the soaring gas prices, but in Vegas they’re double worried. Seems the price of a choice piece of prime is going the way of gasoline and fine wine. Yep, you’re looking at $100 for a Kobe filet mignon at Craftsteak, $175 at Bradley Ogden or $190 for a 10-ounce Washugyu Kobe tenderloin at Shintaro’s. Perhaps you’d like a nice white wine to go with your expensive Kobe. How about a 1787 Chateau d’Yquem for $56,000, or maybe a nice Bordeaux, 1787 Chateau Lafite for $160,000? You know, $4 a gallon sounds like a bargain.

ANDRE AGASSI’S Grand Slam for Children raised $10 million for the charity. Performing at the mega event: Celine Dion, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Lopez, Glenn Frey, Mary J. Blige, Robin Williams, Usher and special guest Barbra Streisand! Frequent island hopper David Foster was the musical director. So you missed the show, but still want to help out? Break out your checkbook (or better still, Walter Dods’checkbook), because they’ve got some great auctions, including Golf with Ray Romano and a 2006 CLS500 Mercedes, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (complete with a 18 karat diamond watch) or you can spend a week on Richard Branson’s private island, have dinner and see a Broadway show with Robin Williams, or shoot some hoops with the Miami Heat. Get the complete list at

EVERY YEAR more and more people visit Vegas from a foreign country. In 2004 the top five countries were: United Kingdom (392,000), Japan (217,000), Germany (119,000), France (97,000) and Australia (82,000). Industry experts were surprised by the results because the computer trade show that choke foreigners go to was cancelled that year.

The Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship is at the Bellagio
The Doyle Brunson North
American Poker Championship
is at the Bellagio Oct. 18-21

THE WORLD Poker Tour returns to Las Vegas for the Fiesta al Lago III Poker Tournament (Oct. 7-21) and the Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship Oct.18-21 at the Bellagio. You’ll also find a weekly no limit tourney there.

JENNY MCCARTNEY in town filming a new TV show called Party at the Palms. She checked out Lance Burton’s show at the Monte Carlo, where he levitated and floated her off stage. Later they did an interview for the TV show where she pulled a rabbit out of her ... well, maybe we’d better watch the show.

To win tickets to see “V” the Ultimate Variety Show at the Aladdin, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ... Get more Kimo’s Vegas at Oceanic Time Warner and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:35 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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