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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 – 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 – 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 – 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...
Proposed Visitor Center, Nevada Souhern Railway

The Last Spike and the First Glimpse of the new Nevada Southern Railway

On Friday morning April 27 Robin and I visited Boulder City and the Nevada State Railroad Museum, home of the Nevada Southern Railway. The little depot on Yucca Street was just coming to life when...

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...
Peter Barton and Gernor Brian Sandoval at dedication of the new NSRy bridge to Henderson

NevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night...

Rural RoundUp, the annual grand conclave of tourism workers from all around rural Nevada, was held this year in Tonopah. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, the workshops apt and informative, the meals ambitious...

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:...

Pahrump Correspondence – February 2018

Snowbirds are not an endangered species in this desert town The Pahrump Valley surely has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. There are a lot of things to do for a small town....

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...

Searchlight Correspondence – January 2018

Searchlight: On the Road from Las Vegas to Laughlin For the next several months I will be exploring my visits to Laughlin from Las Vegas. Hopefully, it will answer at least a few of your...

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 – 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 – 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 – 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...
Star Lake above South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Correspondence – October 2016

In this edition: Boulder City, Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mesquite, South Lake Tahoe   Boulder City Good Citizens The biggest event of the year in Boulder City is the Annual Art in the Park...
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...
Ray Anthony as Richie Valens

Laughlin Correspondence – October 2016

Neil Sedaka Will Light Up the E Center Multi-talented Neil Sedaka will be singing his many hits and playing piano at the E Center at the Edgewater on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets...
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...
Ely Renaissance Village

NevadaGram #180 — Pioche to Great Basin National Park, Wine-Walking in Eureka

Nevada State of Mind (Part 2: Pioche to Great Basin National Park) by Richard Bangs Pioche was once the baddest town in the West, badder than Tombstone, Deadwood or Dodge City. In its heyday as a silver...

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...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2016

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 2016

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...
Yoga with dolphins

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2016

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 – December 2015

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...
Wayne Newton at Casa de Shenandoah

Nevada Correspondence – November 2015

In this edition: Baker, Gold Point, Las Vegas(2), Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, Virginia City, West Wendover, Railfanning in Nevada   Baker Although November sees fewer humans in and around Baker, it's the time of year when thousands...
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