Monday, June 23, 2008

Where Barack Obama Should Be Golfing to Win Swing States

This is a fun article on where Barack Obama needs to golf to bring in those Swing States and hopefully practice that Golf Swing while on the Campaign Trail.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Barry Manilow Live in Concert at the Las Vegas Hilton

When a friend asked me to secure tickets to see Barry Manilow, I was a bit skeptical, after all my taste in music has changed through the years, I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out. Perhaps, when I was younger, Barry Manilow was the king of love songs, but the thought of high school crush memories flooding my mind, was something I wasn't sure I wanted to relive.

From the moment Barry Manilow appears out of a smoky room at the back of the stage, he grabs your attention, with his smooth voice that fills up the entire Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton. I was shocked at how youthful his voice sounded, and wondered if perhaps he was lip syncing, but as time went on, I was convinced that such was not possible.

Barry Manilow's popularity throughout the years, is defined by his music, with hits like I Write The Songs, Mandy, Looks Like We Made It, Copacobana and many others, his music has touched the hearts of many. Manilow performs all these hits including tributes to other artists such as Barbara Streisand, Frankie Valli, the Bee Gees, Christopher Cross and more. The performance was well put together, and there's no doubt in my mind that Barry Manilow has made an impact to the music industry past and present.

The highlight of the entire concert was his performance of the mega-hit "Mandy", here Manilow begins the song with a video from the Tonight Show, where his younger self is performing to a live TV audience. Manilow joins in - and performs a duet with his younger self, a very powerful performance, and well worth the entire ticket price. He ends the concert with the popular dance hit "Copacobana" - a very colorful performance that left the audience in awe.

If you only recall the song "Mandy" from Barry Manilow's plethora of number 1 hits, the concert is well worth your time. You'll be quite surprised, as I was, to how much this entertainer has done throughout his life, and how he still captures your heart just as he had done for over 30 years. I give this concert a thumbs up!

Tickets and information on Barry Manilow's Music and Passion at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Apple megastore in Las Vegas CityCenter in 2009

CityCenter is a massive new multi-use building project designed by architectural rock star Daniel Libeskind. It is currently under construction in Las Vegas, and -- according to AppleInsider -- the jewel in this glittering crown will be a supermassive Apple Store, located directly in the front of the complex right along Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Levitating Train to host travelers from Las Vegas to Disneyland, Los Angeles

A bill to build the first levitating train in the US, which will allow passengers to travel between Las Vegas and Disneyland, Los Angeles has been signed by President Bush today. The "MagLev" will travel to and from Disneyland and Las Vegas in well under two hours traveling at speeds of up to 300 mph. 

The train will help to ease the traffic on the I15, the main route driven by millions of Southern Californians to Las Vegas each year. Currently drive time to Las Vegas takes an average of 3-4 hours with no traffic, on a Friday evening, this can increase to well into 8 or 9 hours. 

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tips on Going Green

Going Green is perhaps one of the most positive changes I have made in my life this year, and what has come as a shock to me, is the lack of knowledge people around me have about the whole movement. Lack of knowledge is perhaps the wrong diagnose for the situation, since everyone should have some basic knowledge of what "Green" really is. I'm speaking more about the knowledge on the ease of transition into our daily lives. 

I bring up my new eco-friendly lifestyle to many of my friends here in Las Vegas, it amazes me how they equate my lifestyle change to expensive, trendy, healthy or vegetarian. Not any of these terms are in any way associated to the changes I've made, well not completely, since grocery has become more expensive these days, eating organic vegetables and fruit mean less chemicals in my body which can be related to healthy, but vegetarian I am not! 

Here are my tips on going Green without changing what you eat and how you live. Any of these tips included in your daily living can make a tremendous change to the future of our environment. 

Green Tip #1 Grocery Shopping

One of the first things I've done was change my grocery shopping habits. Instead of regular grocery at Vons, Albertsons or Smiths, I opted for more eco-friendly grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's

Whole Foods was where I first began. I started by buying organic milk, vegetables and fruits, then gradually moved into free-range poultry and meats if they were available. Almost everything I would need or want from a regular grocery chain, I have been able to replace with an equally appealing organic version, and the best thing is, taste was not compromised. I appreciated that Whole Foods offered a variety of choices to fill my grocery requirements, unfortunately, Whole Foods is not necessarily friendly to the pocket or wallet. 

Within a few months Trader Joe's opened up near-by, this gave me more options for grocery needs. I started purchasing my household and grocery items from Trader Joe's and the prices were much more reasonable than that of Whole Foods. I eventually moved into adding in additional items such as chips and snacks from Trader Joe's as well. 

Both grocery stores offer paper bag service, and incentives on reusing them as well. I've opted to purchasing their reusable bags instead of the paper and usually bring them back to either store for bagging my next purchases. 

Green Tip #2 Magazine and Catalog Subscriptions

I'm big on online shopping, so email newsletters from places I shop are welcome! What was most annoying was the constant duplication of catalog subscriptions - such as Victoria Secret or West Elm and Pottery Barn. In order to cut down on waste - and to gain my sanity. I contacted each of these catalogs and requested they remove me from their mailing list but keep me subscribed via email.  

I also contacted several magazines and asked if they had online versions which I could replace my magazine subscriptions with as opposed to the paper options. 

My life is not completely Green, and I'm sure as time goes by, I will realize more ways to improve my living arrangements with eco-friendly lifestyle. If you have tips you can share with me on my quest please feel free to leave me a comment. 

Monday, June 02, 2008

Great Deals on Trips to Las Vegas

These just hit my RSS feed - sounds like some incredible deals for those traveling to Las Vegas.

#1. Las Vegas Golf Adventures
These guys are offering 2 nights and 2 rounds of golf at just $199 per golfer this summer. They just released a great winter golf package to Las Vegas that offers TPC Las Vegas, Bear's Best Golf Course and Badlands with 3-FREE NIGHTS at just $599.

#2. West Jet Non-Stop-Flights (Vancouver, Canada to Las Vegas)
Non-stop trips to Las Vegas from Vancouver starting at $129 one-way. Great deal for Canadians!