April 1, 2009 · 10:08 AM
It must not be a bad business move anymore to attend a junket in the City of Excess.
President Barack Obama is planning to visit Las Vegas on May 26, headlining a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
It will be Obama’s first visit to Nevada since being elected president.
Although it’s not known whether the president will have a public event while he is in Southern Nevada, a political firestorm and public outcry was created in February when President Obama announced in his speech that companies that receive taxpayer bailout money shouldn’t use it party in Las Vegas.
The White House has been mum on the details of the president’s visit, but Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley says she expects Obama to talk about the importance of leisure and business travel.
“I believe that he’s going to be using that opportunity to say…that it’s part of the American dream, this travel, and encourage people not only to do leisure travel, which Las Vegas is famous for, but business travel as well,” Berkley said last week from the House floor.
It’s also not known if Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will be scheduling a face-to-face pow-wow with the president after the mayor requested a formal retraction from him after hearing the president’s speech statements.
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April 1, 2009 · 10:02 AM
Iconic guitarist Carlos Santana, 61, and his band, including drummer Dennis Chambers and keyboardist Chester Thompson, has just signed a two-year deal through 2010 to do 36 shows a year in the newly refurbished The Joint, which opens on April 17. Their Supernatural tour starts on May 27 and continues through June 14; they’re scheduled to return in September.
Santana said he will approach his upcoming The Joint residency “from the point of bringing a spiritual confidence,” philosophically musing “a sunset and sunrise is never the same. Making love is never the same unless you’re doing something wrong.”
Produced by media production company Frank the Plumber, the group will do four shows a week for three weeks per run. Tickets go on sale today.
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April 1, 2009 · 7:45 AM
Sooner or later Las Vegas Backstage Access knew it would happen: a Las Vegas branded sexiest cocktail waitress contest. Who would have thunk it? Sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, there were 4,539 respondents that were ultimately paired down to a field of 10. And the winner is… Luxor’s LAX nightclub server Jordan “J-Lee” Abeyta- all 5 feet, 2 inches of 36-24-32 of her.
The single Abeyta, 22, of Portuguese and Spanish descent, who someday wants to host a travel show on cable TV, briefly talked about her victory: “I’m really honored to be chosen. All the girls in the contest were beautiful. Maybe they’ll [customers] recognize me, come in and want to sit at my table.”
Clicking her six-inch stilettos smartly, Abeyta turns and works her magic- like she does three nights a week across the three football field lengths of hardwood floor at the LAX nightclub from 10 p.m. to 4 or 5 a.m.
Abeyta earned 21 percent of the vote, followed by competitors Andrea Atkinson from Christian Audigier The Nightclub (16 percent) and Joey Williams from Tao (14 percent).
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