Author: Lynn Goya

Sweet Meal Deals for Vegas Valentines

Sweet Meal Deals for Vegas Valentines
Vegas rolls out its best prix fixed meals for lovers for Valentine’s Day.  Some of the best chefs offer special dishes, exotic side dishes and simply sweet deserts.  Follow your heart as well as your stomach this holiday! Society Café at Encore treats couples to a special three course dinner...
January 31st, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Review: Vegas Goes South of the Border

Review: Vegas Goes South of the Border
Most people think they know Mexican food, but anyone who has eaten Mexican food in San Diego can attest to the fact that it is way different than dishes typical of El Paso.  South of San Diego, the Baja peninsula is separate from mainland Mexico and its food shows the difference.  Baja is known for...
January 27th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Laugh Yourself Silly with Comedian Don Rickles

Laugh Yourself Silly with Comedian Don Rickles
Don Rickles may not have invented insult comedy, but he certainly perfected it.  While playing in a small, unknown Hollywood nightclub in 1957, the audacious stand-up comic noticed Hollywood legend Frank Sinatra enter the room.  “I just saw your movie, The Pride and the Passion,” Rickles announced...
January 26th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Vegas Charity Helps Kids

Vegas Charity Helps Kids
Mrs. Linda Rye, a new 1st grade teacher to Martinez Elementary School in Las Vegas, was puzzled. As she settled down for circle time she brought out one of her favorite books about a little girl’s birthday party, but instead of the sparkle she had envisioned with students clamoring to tell their own...
January 21st, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Vegas Raises Funds for Haiti and Local Organizations

Vegas Raises Funds for Haiti and Local Organizations
The Divine Miss M raises cash for Doctors without Borders Bette Midler, who raised $38,741.62 with her fans at her January 16 performance of The Showgirl Must Go On at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, will use her final performance in Vegas to double down.  The Divine Miss M pledges to match all donations...
January 21st, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Valentine’s Day Funk in Vegas

Valentine’s Day Funk in Vegas
Personally, I think the blues is the sexiest most romantic music around. Vegas celebrates R&B, soul and funk at KLUC’s 4th Annual Valentine’s Love Affair at Orleans Arena February 13 with romantic acts from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Sharing the stage will be Heatwave, best known for the 1977...
January 20th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Amargosa Opera House a Secret Nevada Treasure

Amargosa Opera House a Secret Nevada Treasure
Marta Becket is either crazy, eccentric or inspired, depending upon who you talk with. For forty years Nevada had a secret that we didn’t often share with the world.  On the way to Death Valley (less than a two-hour jaunt from the Strip) there is a little old lady approaching 90 who spent her life...
January 19th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Water, Water Everywhere, but not a Drop to Drink

Water, Water Everywhere, but not a Drop to Drink
It’s rainy again today in Vegas, with fluffy clouds in the sky and crystal clear air.  Beautiful.  But even our rainy days are mostly dry.  Water is an issue throughout the West and one that locals and visitors should take seriously if we want to be here in decades to come.  Many visitors see Vegas...
January 15th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Kick off the New Year with Great Vegas Deals

Kick off the New Year with Great Vegas Deals
As we jump into the new year – and the new decade – refreshed, invigorated and ready to regain our optimism, you might start off with a quick jaunt to Vegas.  Vegas has always a bet on the impossible and improbable, but often the improbable does come true.  At least we hope this decade takes us...
January 14th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Cowboy Poets and Fans Gather in Elko

Cowboy Poets and Fans Gather in Elko
Cowboys from across the nation gather for a week in January to celebrate the unique Western cultural phenomenon that is the American cowboy. The low-key festival has expanded to become a major cultural event in rural Nevada, drawing international attendees and cowboys from across the mountains and plains...
January 8th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Calling All Cowboy Artists and Fans

Calling All Cowboy Artists and Fans
Nevada is still the home of the wild west.  We have more wild mustangs than any other state, still have range roundups, Vegas hosts the largest rodeo in the nation as well as a major annual bull riding competition and Elko is renown for its annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. And now Genoa, which...
January 7th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Nevada Skis

Nevada Skis
Las Vegas may be in the heart of the Mojave Desert, but the basin and range topography typical throughout the state offers opportunities for great winter outdoor experiences – after all, Nevada doesn’t mean “snow covered” for nothing. Look to the west from the Las Vegas strip, and you will see...
January 6th, 2010 | Las Vegas | Read More

Best Places in Vegas to Dance the Night Away

Best Places in Vegas to Dance the Night Away
Looking for a place to pick up a few dance steps to sweep your sweetheart off her feet? Wish you knew how to actually dance? Too cheap or too scared to take lessons?  Never fear.  Free (or nearly free) dance lessons are here. Vegas offers free Keno lessons, but if you want to make like James Bond, ...
December 31st, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More

American Idol winner Kris Allen plays Vegas

American Idol winner Kris Allen plays Vegas
Join American Idol winner Kris Allen at B.B. King’s Blues Club after midnight on Wednesday.  The 2009 Idol contestant secured his victory with his original arrangements and memorable performances of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” and Kanye West’s...
December 29th, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More

Las Vegas Brides Dive for Diamonds

Las Vegas Brides Dive for Diamonds
Five lucky brides at the Las Vegas Bride Magazine’s 2nd Annual Las Vegas Bridal Expo in January will be chosen from the audience to don a bridal gown and dive into a massive wedding cake in search of a hidden diamond ring valued at $4,000 courtesy of I Do Diamonds, The Princess Cut. Non-diving...
December 28th, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More

Vegas New Year’s Eve Sparkles

Vegas New Year’s Eve Sparkles
Last year Vegas toned down its New Year’s Eve celebration, but don’t expect a subdued experience this year.  With the opening of City Center and a reworked fireworks display, the center of the Strip should be a place to party hearty in 2009.  And who wouldn’t want to celebrate the last of 2009...
December 23rd, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More

Christmas Dinner a Vegas Tradition

Christmas Dinner a Vegas Tradition
With Vegas’ wealth of celebrity chefs, master sommeliers and gourmands, one would expect the holiday food offerings in town to be spectacular.  And they’d be right.  Families can feast at luxury buffets, down home restaurants, ethnic restaurants or very very elite dining establishments.  Price...
December 16th, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More

Review: Vegas’ 2nd King opens Blues Club

Review: Vegas’ 2nd King opens Blues Club
As Cirque du Soleil prepares to open its newest show based on Elvis at the new City Center, 30-year Vegas resident B.B. King held an opening night party of his own at his new club at the Mirage.  The blues legend celebrated the opening of B.B. King’s Blues Club with a toast as the audience exploded...
December 15th, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More

Get out and Get Dirty: Vegas’ Spectacular Winter Wonderland

Get out and Get Dirty: Vegas’ Spectacular Winter  Wonderland
There is a secret club of Vegas visitors who eschew the glittering lights to take advantage of the great outdoor offerings just beyond the neon.  Vegas is less than a our hour drive from the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante, Brianhead Ski Resort, Mojave...
December 13th, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More

Vegas Lights the Nation’s Tallest Christmas Tree

Vegas Lights the Nation’s Tallest Christmas Tree
In the first of what it hopes will become an annual tradition, M Resort Spa and Casino lights the tallest tree in the nation while supporting a handful of key annual charities.  The event will feature special performances by local school choirs, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and Santa’s Helpers...
December 10th, 2009 | Las Vegas | Read More