Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Las Vegas – Correspondence – December 2015

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Las Vegas In some parts of our glorious state, there is snow, sleet, hail and rain. In Las Vegas, there is sun, lots of sun. And because there is a lot of sun, there is...

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2017

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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 – February 2020

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I know it's February, but I’m not finished with car talk yet! My December, 2019 correspondence article gave a rundown of a few car showrooms, museums and gatherings. I just wanted to add a couple...

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2019

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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 – December 2019

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Diamond Jack continues to be amazed at what goes on in this city. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) have begun tunneling on the underground people mover, the first commercial endeavor for...

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2018

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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

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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 – January 2018

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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 – July 2017

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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 – January 2019

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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 up with bodies everywhere in town at...
Voodoo Zip Line Rio Hotel

Las Vegas – Correspondence – September 2015

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Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel & Casino? You might be missing out if you have not taken a tour of this just-off-the-Strip location. It’s easy to get...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2018

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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 – December 2017

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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,...
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village Christmas

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2016

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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...

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2018

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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 – June 2019

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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 – June 2017

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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 – September 2017

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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 – November 2019

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The holidays are right around the corner: do you have any money left to spend? I don’t know about you, but I could use some free or less costly things to do before the shopping...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2019

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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 – February 2016

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Las Vegas Beer Park by Budweiser Beer Park by Budweiser at Paris Hotel is another reason why there is only one Las Vegas. This “park” becomes the city’s first rooftop bar and grill on a 10,000-square-foot...

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2018

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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...
The Park in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2016

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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 – March 2016

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Las Vegas March is Sports month in Las Vegas! Let March Madness begin! March is the true beginning of the nicest weather in Las Vegas. During the month you can usually attend sports activities with moderate...

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2019

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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 – May 2018

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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 2017

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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 – April 2016

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Las Vegas Bound at the Cromwell & Minus5 Ice Bar There is always something new to be learned, and I just learned that my properly crafted gin martini isn’t just for the end of my work...

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2019

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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 – July 2019

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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 – October 2019

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Next year, the Oakland Raiders become the Las Vegas Raiders and will play in Allegiant Airlines Stadium currently being built adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Until then, the biggest game in town...

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2019

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Diamond Jack is rejoicing as Frites Las Vegas, the first-ever French fry concept on The Strip, has brought back the richness of beef tallow for ultimate fry perfection. A great deal of research went...

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2018

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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 – October 2015

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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 – March 2015

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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:...
Yoga with dolphins

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2016

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Las Vegas In Las Vegas, It's That Time of Year for ... Exercise! Sure, you could go to the fitness centers in Las Vegas in January and do the normal treadmill, step-walker, row-boat, jog around the...

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2017

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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

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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 – February 2018

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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...
Brooksys Bar & Grill, overlooks a Hockey Rink

Las Vegas – Correspondence – July 2015

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Besides buffets, another thing Las Vegas does well is implode hotels. So many of the grand casinos of the past 50 years -- Dunes, Sands, Landmark, Hacienda, Aladdin -- have been imploded, and now...
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