Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2019

Summer is here and the farmers markets are open for business! Although Las Vegas has farmers markets in various areas of the city and county all year round, summertime is always best for those fruit...

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2019

The Mob Museum Las Vegas receives its share of national attention, and the latest comes from USA Today, which named The Mob Museum – The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement -- the...

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2019

Eat or drink? Eating or drinking? Drinking and eating? Eating and drinking! Las Vegas is going over the top in May with food and drink festivals: the Springs Preserve Brews & Blues Festival, Vegas Uncork’d,...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2019

To motor or not to motor? That is the question! Have you ever been to a polo match? They can be awesome if it is your first attendance. I experienced my first when I lived...

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2019

March is the month to combine your activities to get the most out of Las Vegas! While the 10th Anniversary of the HSBC Sevens World Series of Rugby tournament is going on at Sam Boyd...

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2019

Diamond Jack celebrated his first Chinese New Year when he was living in Lake Tahoe. It was the Year of the Monkey and the celebration immersed him in Chinese culture and food and he...

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2019

Bodies are swarming Las Vegas in January! After the holidays are over you would think Las Vegas would slow down for a month … not happening! January ramps...

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2018

Diamond Jack is a meat and potatoes man. A real Nevadan. However, he knows that plant-based foods are finding a greater audience than ever before, and he has discovered Tacotarian, a 100% plant-based Mexican...

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2018

From Laughing to Bucking to Speeding, we’ll keep you entertained in Las Vegas! The Clark County Library is holding their 11th annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival on Saturday, November 3rd. The library is located...

Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2015

Hairy or Scary? It's October in Vegas! o Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp The Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will be held October 4th through the 7th at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. If you...

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2018

It’s not often one gets to eat the food of Brittany, France, but you can do that at The Real Crepe, where owners Jean-Jacques and Catherine are making some very good crepes. This European bistro...

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2018

Freeze those thoughts about it being too hot in August in Vegas! Hit some of the coolest places that you probably have not tried, like … Minus 5° Ice Experience at Mandalay Bay and at the...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2018

Diamond Jack is in the middle of the desert, and sometimes he needs to see the sea. Welcome to SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium at the Boulevard Mall on Maryland Park and its many exhibits, ranging...

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2018

Slow down the pace this month to find your inner vibe and stretch your mind, body, soul, and sole. This is not a misprint! Yoga has been circling around Las Vegas hot and heavy for...

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2018

Diamond Jack wasn’t surprised when he received an invitation to visit El Burro Borracho at the Rio All-Suite Hotel. The restaurant, adjacent to the lively VooDoo Beach pool, comes from Emmy Award-winning television host...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2018

Vegas has a little bit of everything going on in April! Did you miss the curling event in Las Vegas at the end of March? You are in luck! It’s not over! The World Curling...

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2015

Michelle Johnson Sings at the Smith Center Vocalist Michelle Johnson has been dubbed “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz;” however, she is equally at home in all musical genres. She will present her one-woman “SPOTLIGHT:...

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2018

Bows and arrows, unicorns and the Year of the Dog: why not spend February in Las Vegas? For the seventh year, South Point Hotel & Casino is holding the National Field Archery Association’s (NFAAF) Vegas...

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2018

o Like everyone else, I grew up eating fish, but it was mostly plates of herring and sardines with onions and tomatoes. Then one evening, while dining at a Lake Tahoe casino, I was treated...

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2017

Come and enjoy the holiday season in Las Vegas this December! The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is being held on Saturday, December 2nd. We are always trying to beat our record of 11,000-plus Santas,...

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2017

Here’s something you didn’t know about Diamond Jack: he loves to play Bingo. And he loves to play at the Plaza Hotel which has the only bingo room in downtown Las Vegas. The room was...

Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2017

A Spooky? Nah! Try These Events Instead! I'm still liking different. Do you like different? This is different! Vegas Gone Yoga has been in existence since 2013. The weekend of October 6th you can enjoy a...

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2017

The Mob Museum It will soon be 2018, yet most people still think it’s 1970 in Las Vegas. That’s when the Strip was run by the Mob. Remember the movie Casino ? Well, Bugsy is...

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2017

When the heat is on, it’s time to cool off! If you want to just kick back and relax for a few hours away from the oppressive heat of the Las Vegas summer, there are...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2017

The iconic PAC-MAN character is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and was the basis for the most successful arcade game of all time. Diamond Jack remembers losing game after game while playing...

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2017

The calm before the explosions Ramping up to the explosive month of July, it’s nice to calm things down a bit, relaxing at events that you would not normally attend. You can catch the pool...

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2017

It’s not easy driving through Las Vegas when you’re hungry and you’re looking for something besides another half-pound double cheeseburger with fries and a thick, chocolate milk shake. Consider Health Binge, the grab-and-go style...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2017

You never know what you'll find in Las Vegas -- so enjoy! On April 1st and 2nd, the Silver State Kennel Club will have their AKC (American Kennel Club) Show at the Sports Center of...

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2017

Diamond Jack's Picks for March If you come up with an idea in Las Vegas and it’s an idea that will make you and others money, it becomes reality. Maverick Helicopters has partnered with Lip...

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2017

Las Vegas Romance?  Maybe not! It’s heart month, and what could be more warming then getting together with your significant other and going to the Divine Café at the Springs Preserve? On February 10th, they...

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2017

Inside Las Vegas Since the weather outside in January could still be a little frightful in Las Vegas, it is time to stay indoors and find something different to occupy your time. KA Theatre at...
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village Christmas

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2016

Diamond Jack loves great art, and that includes LEGO art. Through Dec. 30 at The Park (on the Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo), former corporate lawyer Nathan Sawaya has placed several...
Seasons Market, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2016

Visit Suburban Las Vegas in November What should you do on Thanksgiving before getting tremendously overstuffed on that bird with all the fixings? Do the Las Vegas Turkey Trot – Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam...
Witches House, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2016

A Is there anything better than a steak and a sublime glass of Scotch? I can answer that question: no, there isn’t. Strip House at Planet Hollywood is making that special meal even more special...
Siegried & Roy’s Tiger Cubs Celebrated Their First Birthday

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2016

Welcome to beautiful, cool and relaxing Las Vegas! The SPE Wacky World of Sports is being held on Saturday, 9/17/16, at Sunset Park (southeast corner of Sunset and Eastern). You can set up a team...
Lamoille Canyon

Elko Correspondence – August 2016

Elko Exploring Elko County’s History -- Aspen Tree Carvings The back roads of Elko County are perfect for exploring in August. When I am out driving I always find the aspen tree carvings worthy of stopping...
Neon Museum Fossil Welcome to Las Vegas Watch

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2016

Las Vegas Topgolf plus Blackjack at The El Cortez Diamond Jack doesn’t golf anymore. After several years of chasing the small white ball around 6,500-yard golf courses, I came to the realization that those five hours...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2016

Las Vegas Star-Spangled Banner Weekend in Las Vegas There are so many places to go for free entertainment during the 4th of July weekend!  And, I cannot stress enough...hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and cover your head!  Speaking...
The Park in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2016

Las Vegas The Park Diamond Jack was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and he knows parks. Kansas City is home to some great parks, including the 1,805-acre Swope Park, one of the largest...

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2016

Las Vegas No May showers for this bunch of festivals! We started with a few festivals in our April edition and now May is jam-packed with so much more outdoor fun and frolicking! There is a freebie...
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