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December 17, 2009

Art Vargas as Bobbie Darin, at the Imperial Palace

Category: LAS VEGAS – grace 2:41 pm

Grace_B.Darin_Imp_Palace.jpgThe show at the Imperial Palace will dazzle you! The “Legends” show has played Las Vegas for over a decade! This show presents various “legends” who have been singers and musical legends. Each performer is a look-alike, plus a sound alike too! In many cases the songs resemble the actual musical tracks, however, each preformance is the authentic and live performance by the new star, not the original person!

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Art Vargas has recreated Bobbie Darin! His act is magnificant, it is genuinely authentic, and he can convince his audience that he is Bobbie Darin! You will love his act. He convinces you, he entices you, he entertains you, he delights you, and his musical talents are superb and authentic. To top it off, Art is a genuine fun-loving, genius of music!

Catch his act at the Imperial Palace on the Vegas Strip!

For Show tickets and information: (702) 794-3261 or (888) 777-7664

December 16, 2009

SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO

Category: Journeys – grace 6:05 pm

SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO

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San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino is really prospering – – and off of your dollar! We visited here for the first time in almost two years! This place has really taken off like a rocket! When we were here before it was a nice casino . . Now San Manuel is total caos! The space of the casino floor has tripled! The upstairs which has the grand showroom now also houses slot machines and gaming tables!

There were in upwards of 15,000 people in the casino area! What a total mess! Smokers and smoke everywhere! Not an environmentally friendly place at all! The non smokers room was not large at all and smoke was rolling into that room as it was not totally an enclosed room! We noticed that most of the penny slots had been replaced with newer slots that require a person to put at least 50 cents into the machine for every pull! The average person was spending wayyyyy too much money on the slots with little return back! There were no “bells” ringing – which means  there were no bonuses being rewarded! Winners are very few at San Manuel!

The food court which used to have great food values now has very high prices! The take out food was over priced. The monthly brochure that San Manuel sends it’s members now has no more food value coupons, so you pay top dollar for all food! They now have a “fine dining” restaurant with extra high prices! We noticed, there is no more public relations staff to welcome you, you are just a “customer” who is worth so much money and that is it! There is no hospitality at this place at all! If you want stress, lots of smoke and want to spend all of your money, then this is the place for you!

All in all – San Manuel is doing fine – financially, but – they are doing fine off of your dollar! Do yourself a favor – if you want to play cards, gamble, play the slots, just go to Downtown Las Vegas, Primm,  Jean, or Laughlin, Nevada and have a great time where your business will be appreciated and you will get monthly rewards and values with your players card! There are less people and you can actually relax and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS BRINGS YOU GAMBLING, SHOPPING & FUN!

Category: Journeys – grace 4:28 am

FOR FUN & EXCITEMENT, IT’S DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS!

COME AND VISIT THE HISTORICAL NEON MUSEUM WHILE

IN DOWNTOWN VEGAS, YOU CAN’T MISS IT !

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HISTORICAL ALADDIN LAMP NEON SIGN

FROM 1950’S ALADDIN HOTEL

There is a wonderful museum of neon art scattered throughout downtown

Las Vegas! See all the wonderful vintage signs that have been totally preserved!

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FITZGERALD’S HOTEL & CASINO

FOR THE BEST STAY IN DOWNTOWN VEGAS!

For a wonderful stay in Vegas, go to Fitzgerald’s. Their accommodations are fantastic!

The rooms overlook the “Fremont Street Experience”.  Each room has a home entertainment center, a dining table, and a huge over sized chair to relax after a days hectic gambling!  Make sure you book a kingsize bed in a non-smoking room for the ultimate stay!

Fitzgerald’s offers room service and several dining rooms along with a daily buffet for your dining pleasure during your hotel stay there.

FITZGERALD’S CASINO & HOTEL

301 Fremont Street

Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

www.fitzgeraldslasvegas.com

CALL (800) 274-5825  For reservations

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October 24, 2009

“V” THEATRE – AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD HOTEL

Category: Journeys – grace 6:40 pm

The Planet Hollywood Hotel now has a great place for entertainment … it’s the “V Theatre”….located in the Desert Passage Shopping Center adjacent to the Aladdin Hotel, they have great shows in the afternoon and evening!

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We saw the Fab Four Show which is presented each evening except Friday at 7:00 PM. In the afternoon there is the Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre…the cats in this show are absolutely adorable, smart as a whip, and can do any trick they are asked to do! The Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show, and The Ultimate Variety Show will keep you on the edge of your seat, you will love them! Put the Planet Hollywood Hotel and the “V” Theatre on your “To Do” list when you visit Las Vegas the next time!

FOR TICKETS CALL: (702) 932-1818

October 13, 2009

WE VISITED LAS VEGAS & SAW GREAT NEW SHOWS THERE!

Category: Journeys – grace 12:19 am

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We went to Las Vegas to see some great shows at the “V Theatre” , and at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. We caught some great acts too. We will be posting photos and stories about all of the things we found and saw in Las Vegas. Listen to our new “Vegas Show” now.Click on Show 7 to hear our interview with David Saxe the producer of “The Fab Four Mania” this show is about the Beatles…listen to that show now and watch for more shows from Las Vegas!

June 25, 2009

Grace & Maurice, Your Hosts on Journeys From Hollywood

Category: Journeys – grace 9:38 pm

 

 THE FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

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 www.vegasexperience.com

(702) 678-5600

 

 

May 5, 2009

COWBOY FESTIVAL

Category: Journeys – grace 6:03 pm


COWBOY FESTIVAL – APRIL 22-25, 2010

AT: MELODY RANCH MOTION PICTURE STUDIOS

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IT AIN’T COUNTRY – IT’S COWBOY!

The Cowboy Festival was held again this year at the famous Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio.The Melody Ranch served as the setting for many western movies and television shows – including The Lone Ranger,Gunsmoke, and Hopalong Cassidy.

The Cowboy Festival celebrates authentic cowboy culture and music, which focuses on the lives of the cowboys,ranchers, vaqueros and the men and women who worked the land during 1800’s America.

“The best way to explain Cowboy culture is: in Cowboy Music you lose your horse or your life – in Country Music you lose  your dog or your wife,” said Mike Fleming, Festival Director for the 2010 Cowboy Festival.  “The Cowboy Festival features two days chock full of non-stop music, great food and countless activities designed to transport attendees back to true Old West.”

At the festival guests experienced trick ropers, blacksmiths and more on Main Street, they caught live performances by some of the most popular Cowboy musical acts and multicultural performers, and browsed more than 20 storefronts for authentic western gear at the Festival. Guests also also were able to chow down on delicious food, including dutch oven peach cobbler and chuck wagon cooking.

Kids  had a blast at the Cowboy Festival with hands-on activities and a Buckaroo Bookshop to purchase books for all ages and attend author readings and signings. We saw kids that were able to learn a few rope tricks from cowboys who were there to show them all sorts of rope knots and tricks right in the middle of the cowboy movie sets.

There were costumes galore, guests seem to love to get involved in the action of the moment. We spoke to many who had gone to great efforts to create the perfect costume for this event. We are publishing the best costumes that we saw there on the main street of this event.

RUSTY RICHARDS AND GRACE BRANDT

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RUSTY RICHARDS FROM “SONS OF THE PIONEERS”

We were able to catch the show with Rusty Richards and his group. He is the remaining survivor of the famous cowboy singing group “Sons Of The Pioneers”. They sang many famous old west songs, but they got a standing ovation on their “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds”!



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INDIAN BLANKETS BEING WOVEN BEFORE YOUR EYES!

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GRACE & MAURICE – YOUR “JOURNEYS FROM HOLLYWOOD” HOSTS

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JASON LEE & MICHELLE – ROCKABILLY ARTISTS

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL, VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT www.cowboyfestival.org  – OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THAT SITE.

FOR FUTURE DATES AND EVENTS: CALL ( 661) 286-4021

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December 3, 2005

Journeys From Hollywood – Episode 1

Category: Programs – Administrator 5:42 pm

Welcome to the debut episode of Journeys From Hollywood.

September 17, 2005

Another Souther California Place to Stay:

Category: Journeys – grace 10:00 am

SHERATON UNIVERSAL HOTEL

SHERATON UNIVERSAL HOTEL

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Located just steps away from Universal Studios and Tours, this awesome

hotel is the place to go to when in Hollywood, or visiting Universal Studios!

Home of some of the most famous Hollywood Stars, this hideout is

absolutely a place to view your favorite stars! Some of the most famous stars

stay at this hotel when attending award shows, or just lounging at the pool!

This hotel is located on the “Universal Hill” which also proudly boasts

not only Universal Studios, but Universal City Walk! This is a great place for

family fun! There are many famous restaurants, entertainment places,

shows and even a movie theater.

FOR RESERVATIONS:  (800) 325-3535