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Dan Akryod Joins Many Celebrities Predicting End of World Soon; Las Vegas Key Hub

Many celebrities are saying that 2012 could be the end of the world as we know it. 

Stars who have publicly said 2012 will be “The End” include Woody Harrelson, Lil’ Wayne, Joe Rogan, Montel Williams and Shirley MacLaine.  

Now, Dan Aykroyd can be added to that illustrious list. 

Pop-renaissance man Akroyd, 57, who his autographing bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka at a Las Vegas Albertsons (4 p.m. Tuesday, 10250 W. Charleston Blvd.) and giving Wednesday’s keynote address at the Nightclub & Bar Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center, says he thinks “the UFO phenomenon is going to figure greatly” in a 2012 “revelation,” when “the end of the world will come.” 

“It won’t be the end of the world physically as we know it, as depicted in the movie. But it will be the end of consciousness and the end of perception as we know it,” says Akroyd. 

Aykroyd, a lifetime benefactor of MUFON.com, has visited the Nevada town of Rachel on Extraterrestrial Highway and marveled at “real photographs” there of sightings. 

“These aren’t hoaxes or fakes,” he said. “Dozens of Army officers, police, sheriffs, emergency workers — people who are outside all day, all night, all the time — are consistently coming forward to report events.” 

UFO phenomena could be elements in a 2012 realignment, perhaps as mass revelations or mass sightings, he said. 

“Mass telepathic content has already occurred throughout North America on many occasions, the last notable one being in 1994 in (Quebec), where there was an incident that involved about 2,000 people being called to their back porches to look up into the sky and witness an event with a craft at the same time. That was a telepathic event where they were all contacted.” 

“As Shirley MacLaine puts it: The light is going to go out in the next few years, 2012, and a new perception will come on. 

“Whether that has to do with the dominance of dark matter in the universe — or some triumph/domination of good and evil — the light we know now, whether that’s a good light or a bad light, is going to change. 

“There’s going to be a phase-wave shift in everything, and that’s very exciting. I don’t think it’s destructive. I think it’s going to be very constructive.” 

“I think we should open our minds and start being better human beings to each other, and accept that this may be the way of life. We’ve got to be more compassionate, more loving, more positive thinking.” 

A worst-case predicted scenario is that “the good light” will go out and we will experience “the bad light.” If that happens, people who practice on behalf of the good light will be even more pressed to “fight” against “whatever darkness is coming,” he said. 

How does Nevada fit into all this?  Hugely. Akryod responded by unfurling an incredibly deep knowledge of Las Vegas and Nevada and reflected on the UFO culture of Rachel; the state’s military; Nevada’s “beautiful topography”; ex-mob lawyer and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s adeptness at handling issues; the strength of “first families” and entrepreneurs in Nevada, such as the Maloofs; the positive ways Vegas embraces performance artists; our liberal attitudes toward leisure; UNLV’s educational culture; and the big brains of math doctorates who work for multidynamic hotels. 

Many of those strengths mean Las Vegas could take in refugees in 2012, he said. “There’s no city on Earth that handles more people more efficiently.  If you had to create an exodus of 100,000 people, where they had to flee from their native land, they could be put up in Las Vegas with no problem.”

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Neon Reverb Music Festival Amps Up in Las Vegas March 10-14

The Neon Reverb music festival is taking place on Fremont Street stages in Las Vegas from March 10 through 14.   It’s a huge affair and offers a talented array of musicians to satisfy virtually any music taste. 

And thanks to a growing number of corporate sponsors and name indie bands, with any luck, this edition should prove to be a resounding success. 

The outdoor stages will be graced with the likes of The Ruby Suns, The So So Glos, Spindrift, Rainbow Arabia Soe & The Skyrider Band, Bo-Peep, Aerodrone, Kid Theodore, Wild Yacks, Imagine Dragons, Black Camaro, and tons more to numerous to list.  For a full list of bands, please go to www.NeonReverb.com 

This Neon Reverb installment will look a bit different from its three predecessors. While Downtown — the Beauty Bar, Bunkhouse, Aruba, Gypsy Den, Las Vegas Country Saloon — will once again serve as the fest’s hub, plans could call for an enhanced all-ages component at North Las Vegas’ Area 702 Skatepark. 

Hip-hop should also command a larger presence among the bill’s 100-ish acts, thanks to partnerships with Vegas collective Macro-Fi and local rapper HighDro (the latter runs a weekly hip-hop showcase at Boomers, another Neon Reverb stronghold). And Yayo Taco, Dino’s and the 540-capacity showroom inside the Greek Isles Hotel all serve as first-time venues. 

Also, expect this Las Vegas music festival to feature more international flavor than ever before. Working with online promotional entity Sonicbids, Neon Reverb’s booking team has secured confirmations from a number of overseas acts, such as New Zealand Sub Pop-pers Ruby Suns, Japan’s Bo-Peep and Ireland’s Autumn Owls. Other out-of-towners already on board: LA’s The Delta Mirror, Colorado’s Indigenous Peoples, Idaho’s Finn Riggins and Reverb returnees Leopold and His Fiction, and Mere Mortals. And, of course, the fest will boast its usual slew of Las Vegas favorites over its three nights.

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Lights go off on Las Vegas Strip for Earth Hour

Officials from World Wildlife Fund will join Clark County, Nevada Commissioner Larry Brown, City of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas showgirls and the World Wildlife panda will convene at the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign to officially kick off the Las Vegas Valley’s participation in Earth Hour—a global event calling for action on climate change – on Tues., March 9 at 11 a.m. 

Named a prime showcase city for Earth Hour 2010, Las Vegas will stand in solidarity with cities throughout the world to raise awareness about climate change by getting people to do something quite simple—turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. PST. 

At the press conference in front of the sign, County and City leaders will put the call out to businesses and residents throughout the Valley to join the Strip and off-Strip properties, organizations and government agencies who have agreed to participate in this exciting project.               

Parking is available at The Little Church of the West – 4617 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Beginning at 10:15 a.m., a shuttle will transport attendees to and from the site. Television news trucks will have access to bus/taxi zones on site.

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Tiger Woods’ Mistress Kalika Moquin Starts Back to Work in Las Vegas

The job status of alleged Tiger Woods mistress Kalika Moquin is no longer a mystery. Moquin sent an e-mail last Thursday announcing she would be resuming her position as director of marketing and events for Bare pool lounge at The Mirage in Las Vegas.  She will continue to handle marketing for Light Group’s Sunday night events at The Bank nightclub at Bellagio.

The e-mail made no mention of the Woods scandal.

 Bare opens March 15.

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