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    "Take the Jubilee Showgirl Behind the Scenes Tour"

    by tetonski1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    To see how the locals put on the productions that dazzle thousands every evening, take this tour.

    You will be led by an actual showgirl backstage at the jubilee theater, where you will see the dressing rooms, the costume shop, lighting booths, and under the stage where you can see the actual mechanisms responsible for moving the monstrous sets.

    This tour was very interesting, and made me look at the shows I saw afterward in a very different way.

    The tours are run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays at 2 pm. You can get the $15 tickets from the Jubilee box office.

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    Freebies and Comps

    by St_Vincent Written Mar 9, 2006

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    Hunting for comps and freebies is all part of the fun in Vegas and one tip is to check the seat pockets in the taxis, they usually have free information booklets that have vouchers for money off shows or 2 for 1 buffets etc. You might also find some in your welcome pack in the room or being given out in bars and restaurants.

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    Shows

    by smoox Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    There are lots of shows going on each day. It´s easier to enjoy the very good shows in any of the casinos. There are dancers, magicians, you name it. Along the Strip, there are free booklets telling you all about the when and where.

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    Gambling, gambling, gambling....

    by daarth Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    Gambling, gambling, gambling. Or you could get married?

    As I wrote in my intro, Vegas has an image to sell. People that live in Vegas know a different story. I suggest you look up one of their pages for real info :-)

    Related to:
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    • Luxury Travel

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    more compliments

    by excitableone Updated Jan 16, 2003

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    crazy zach......

    Slow to Surface's set was inspiring. Dressed alike in dark Dickies, the band looked like zookeepers on the loose. And the guitar play was just as wild. Steve Penhall and Zach Saucier accomplish an organic stereo effect by unselfishly complimenting each other's phrasing. They pull in and out of ambient/spacey effects while finishing off the other's last note, all before crashing into the chorus in unison. But the guitar work couldn't be pulled off without a rhythm section that shined equally as bright. Drummer Mac Purdy and bassist Adam Handly fuse syncopated fills atop a steady four-four kick, baking it in the oven and pushing out a sonic platter for Benwood to put on his icing. He came out like a tiger screaming at an imaginary bit of prey perched somewhere around the worried soundman's booth, and drove his emotions deep into the icy Club Madrid air. It felt good to be one of the few that remained. I just hope they leave the local band nest soon and spread the good word around the country.

    -taken from City Life by Chris King

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    great music

    by excitableone Written Jan 16, 2003

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    live @ the rock

    "With a doorway open to endless possibilities, Slow To Surface is a band driven by their sense of humility, seeking for that path that will lead them to enlightenment. While they are opposed to everything that a Rock Star stands for, given the chance, Slow To Surface would take full advantage of the opportunities that a record label could offer them. In the end, it will come down to whoever is able to fully understand & support what Slow To Surface stands for, and will allow the band to completely express them selves for the entire world to experience…"

    -DynamicRock.com E-Zine Magazine July 2001

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    slow to surface

    by excitableone Written Jan 16, 2003

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    slow to surface live @ the rock

    "There's an open wound of honesty that bleeds through their music; most fans in Vegas aren't prepared to deal with that until they stop doing it for the "nookie." There's some hope, though: It's usually the groups like Slow who play their hometowns unnoticed, and a year later levitate to higher pastures. Slow to Surface performs some of the smartest rock 'n' roll Vegas has to offer. Lyrics that border on poetry and rhythms that shift like a tropical storm, while the fabric of guitar intricacies cinch it all into a tightly wrapped ball of thunder."

    -City Life by Chris King

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    Though most is fake, the shows...

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Though most is fake, the shows are real. And many shows there are in Las Vegas! Celebraties enough that want to be the glamourous star of one of hundreds of shows in this place. Musicals, CanCan-dances, Theatre-plays, Stand Up-comedians etc. etc. etc. and ... more. Some hotels have private collections that also can draw your attention. Oriental Palace - for example - has a carcollection with some rather famous and beautiful cars.

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    Advance Show Tickets!

    by LowBrow Updated Sep 4, 2002

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    If you are planning on seeing a show, any show, make sure you get your ticket long before you travel. Nothing worse than having to wait in line for 2 hours with the chance that you'll not get in! Many shows can be purchased online, for example the Cirque du Soleil shows.

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    In a new and sparkling...

    by fabiandmicha Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In a new and sparkling edition, the long-honored revue, 'American Superstars,' a full-blown musical production whose principal focus is on fantastic performances replicating famous stars of the show world. You'll see duplications of the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Ricky Martin, Charlie Daniels or Christina Aguilera. It's a fully staged production with colorful dance routines and a great band.

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    Steve Wyrick brings a full...

    by fabiandmicha Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Steve Wyrick brings a full fledged, extravagant new production of unprecedented illusions. The I.M.S. 'Magician of the Year,'. Wyrick has been featured at the White House as well as in network TV special. He perfroms some of the magic world's most daring feats. He renowned 'Blades of Death' and appearance of an aircraft onstage are unrivaled illusions.

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    The popular SCINTAS, now with...

    by fabiandmicha Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The popular SCINTAS, now with a sparkling new show.. It's two brothers and a sister, and 'non-Sicilian' drummer PeterO'Donnell. They carft an eve of music, song, humor, impressionsand audience interaction. The Scintas appeal to every-one's musical or comedic tastes, all excellently done. They've become solid Las Vegas favorites.

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    Elvis Presley first played Las...

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Elvis Presley first played Las Vegas at the New Frontier in 1956, but surprisingly, his show was not exactly overrun by fans. After only one week of a two-week engagement, Elvis got the boot. The great entertainer was only at the forefront of his career. It would be 13 years later when Elvis would make his “comeback” performance in 1969 at the International Hotel (renamed the Las Vegas Hilton in 1970), the first of many standing-room-only performances to delight his fans.

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    great las vegas band

    by excitableone Written Oct 27, 2002

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    slow to surface

    check out my friends SLOW TO SURFACE, they are from here in las vegas. if your into new music do yourself a favor and check them out ...peace!

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    Let's rock, everybody, let's...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Let's rock, everybody, let's rock.

    Everybody in the whole cell block was a dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock.

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