Friday, October 22, 2010


Seems like I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately because I have been fortunate enough to have been traveling.  Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, this week another favorite spot, New Orleans.  (More on NOLA later...)

I never tire of Vegas because it's always changing.  I wont bore you with the details, just a few fun things I did.


Amazing is all I can say.  I kinda grew up with Cher.  Music, TV, Movies.  Shes been everywhere and with good reason.  She is awesome.  She is ending her run in Vegas, so if you can, by all means, get there.




A friend of mine in NYC asked me the last time I was in Vegas if I was going to the Liberace Museum and my reply was, "HUH?  Are you kidding?!?"...  This time I went.  The main reason, after about 30 years, it is closing its doors for good.

I was amazed to see that is was way off the beaten track,  far from the strip, surrounded by a bunch of strip malls and gas stations. 

Inside you'll find his incredible collection of pianos, automobiles and costumes.  The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.  Sorry to see it go...

On the day of the closing, Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Doug Elfman noted that several overly enthusiastic fans attempted to remove some of the small mirrors decorating Liberace's Rolls-Royce, and another tried to steal a hood ornament from a car on display. At 4 PM, when the museum officially closed, a freak thunderstorm hit the valley and a double rainbow was seen in the sky.

Las Vegas Weekly Article


This place is terrific.  It is really the old style Vegas (my favorite kind!) that is made up of casinos, restaurants and gift stores all connected, and under a ceiling which is the worlds largest video screen (VIVA VISION).  Live music is in abundence as well as characters of every kind.  This is NOT to be missed!

The average Viva Vision light show is six minutes long.
  • Viva Vision’s projection surface is currently the largest screen in the world, spanning 1,500 feet in length (That’s the size of five football fields)
  • The screen contains 12.5 million synchronized LED lamps, including 180 strobes and eight robotic mirrors per block.
  • The lamp life of the bulbs is 50,000 hours.
  • Average daily attendance at the Fremont Street Experience is more than 25,000.
  • Last year, nearly 19 million people visited downtown Las Vegas

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