Bone Thugs and Harmony?

Posted in It's all Vegas to me, Music, Photocentric with tags , , on August 10, 2009 by wveedubbau

36388aAfter nearly a decade of incarceration, Flesh-n-Bone was released from prison on July 13, 2008.  Bizzy returned to the group, spurred by Flesh’s release and Layzie Bone’s diplomacy; the five are now working on a new studio album.

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A reunion after 1o years of one Hip hop’s greatest groups but like all groups the real story is staying power and harmony is the one thing  they need if the five can co-exist. Bone has gone thru many variations to reunite the original five in las vegas.

DSC_4060They all came out one by one throughout the opening song until the members were all out. The crowd went crazy! One might say that this may be hip hop’s only act to have a cult like following. The show took me way back…. although Bizzy seems to get the most buzz(and was the most buzzed) from the audience and he fed off it by throwing money into the crowd. He barely finish the set before he had to be helped off stage. DSC_4100

It was great to see all five of them together again!! Time will tell if they can grasp the moment . The show was banging!



Visit Vegas Right Now

Posted in It's all Vegas to me on August 6, 2009 by wveedubbau

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Vegas Tourism is newest slogan

CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE TO OPEN “LAGASSE’S STADIUM®” AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

Posted in It's all Vegas to me on August 5, 2009 by wveedubbau

Famed Chef Brings New Game Day Destination to the Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS (August 5, 2009) – Chef Emeril Lagasse and The Palazzo today announced Lagasse’s Stadium – a ground-breaking new place to dine, watch and play – opening this fall at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino. Sports fans will be in the center of the action while enjoying Chef Emeril’s world-famous cuisine and warm hospitality in this new state-of-the-art venue.

Inspired by two of Chef Emeril’s lifelong passions – cooking and sports – Lagasse’s Stadium marks a new dining standard for a sports and entertainment venue. Custom sports viewing walls consisting of nearly 100 high definition screens will provide unprecedented access to nearly every major college and professional sporting event, including must-see bowl games, track races, tournaments, and championship match-ups.

Lagasse’s Stadium will be Lagasse’s third project with The Palazzo and adjoining Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. The other two endeavors include the acclaimed Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian and Table 10 at The Palazzo.

“As a long-time season ticket holder, on big game days you’ll find me tailgating with friends and supporting my favorite teams,” says Emeril Lagasse. “I’m happy to team up again with our friends at The Palazzo to create the ultimate sports establishment. At Stadium, we’ll be serving serious food for serious fans.”

There will be plenty of culinary action to keep fans engaged, even on non-game days, redefining how guests eat, drink and root for their favorite teams. The menu will feature Lagasse’s play on game-day favorites; a few of Emeril’s “New Orleans” style dishes, plus some surprising re-inventions of American classics.

“Lagasse’s Stadium will be the ultimate sports bar and restaurant on The Strip,” said Rob Goldstein, president and COO of The Palazzo and The Venetian. “With its accessible location and unique design it will provide sports enthusiasts a great location to kick- back, relax, and enjoy great food and beverages while watching their favorite sporting games and highlights on the big screens.”

Renovation of the 24,000-square-foot space, formerly occupied by The Sportsbook Bar & Grill, began in June. The club also features premier access to a street level outdoor space bordering Las Vegas Boulevard. Spectators can enjoy impressive views of The Palazzo and the Las Vegas Strip while dining in a unique open-air setting. The location will feature lounge and stadium-style seating, and luxury boxes for exclusive private events.

It’s a Family Affair as the Pointer Sisters Perform at the Cannery Casino & Hotel

Posted in It's all Vegas to me, Music on August 3, 2009 by wveedubbau


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LAS VEGAS – August 3, 2009 – The Pointer Sisters bring their timeless collection of pop and R&B hits to The Club at the Cannery Casino & Hotel on Saturday, September 12 at 8 p.m. The Grammy® award winning trio will be performing several of their popular hits such as “He’s So Shy,” “I’m So Excited” and “Jump (For My Love),” songs that are sure to keep the crowd up and doing the “Neutron Dance.”

Tickets start at $14.95 plus tax and are available for purchase at the Cannery Casino & Hotel’s ticket sales counter located at the front desk. Tickets will also be available for purchase by calling (702) 507-5757 or (866) 999-4899 (toll free), or by visiting http://www.cannerycasinos.com.

The Pointer Sisters recorded a string of popular R&B and pop tunes in the ‘70s and ‘80s that made them perennial chart toppers during that era. The singing group debuted in 1973 with their self-titled album and achieved early success with such hits as “He’s So Shy,” “Slow Hand” and the cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Fire.” Their 1983 album, Break Out, was certified triple-platinum, making it the biggest selling album of the Pointer Sisters’ career. In 1984, the Pointer Sisters released four Billboard top 10 singles in a row with “Automatic,” “Jump (For My Love),” “I’m So Excited” and, from the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, “Neutron Dance.” The success of the album earned the sisters two Grammy® Awards and two American Music Awards ®.

`Happiest Mayor in the Universe’

Posted in It's all Vegas to me on August 1, 2009 by wveedubbau

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Bombay Sapphire Gin, the Mayor’s gin of choice, was the drink of choice at Goodman’s 70th birthday party.

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, the 19th mayor of Las Vegas, captured 84 percent of the vote in his reelection effort to a third 4-year term. As mayor, he was successful in acquiring a large piece of urban real estate in the city without resorting to eminent domain. Symphony Park, a phenomenal 61-acre planned development, will include the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, multiple high-rise residential units, business and retail opportunities. Downtown is undergoing a dramatic change, evolving into a vibrant place for living, working and enjoying entertainment and art venues. Bounding Symphony Park are the World Market Center and the Las Vegas Premium Outlets mall. The World Market Center is a state-of-the-art home furnishings trade show facility. When complete, the complex will exceed 12 million square feet with eight buildings. The outlet mall is the most successful of its kind for dollar-per-square-foot income. In addition, there are almost 18,000 living spaces being planned for construction in downtown. Also, for the first time in many years, multi-million dollar casino and hotel renovations and expansions are currently underway.

Mayor Goodman has been a champion of downtown revitalization, focusing his efforts on creating a downtown urban village filled with small businesses, boutiques, fine restaurants, bookstores and an art component where the public can have social dialogue and exchange ideas.

Mayor Goodman serves as the chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and feverishly works to promote the enticing destination of Las Vegas. Mayor Goodman has also started OPAC, Oscar’s Political Action Committee, to promote and protect the interests of Las Vegas. His first action was to donate $50,000 to the Keep Memory Alive Foundation, the think tank foundation for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

The self-proclaimed happiest mayor in the universe, Goodman was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Haverford College and receiving his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has become one of the nation’s premier criminal defense attorneys, having been named one of the “15 Best Trial Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal. He has also been featured in numerous publications such as “Of Rats and Men” and even portrayed himself in the movie “Casino.” Mayor Goodman also serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Goodman and his wife of 46 years, Carolyn, moved to Las Vegas in 1964 with $87 in their pockets. The couple raised four children in Las Vegas. All four currently make Las Vegas their home. All were educated in Las Vegas and went on to acquire college and graduate level degrees.

Bitch Slap

Posted in Photocentric on July 31, 2009 by wveedubbau

DSC_0004To open handedly slap someone. Denotes disrespect for the person being bitch slapped as they are not worthy of a man sized punch. Suggests the slap was met with little resistance and much whining

A “pimp slap”, to the contrary, is regularly delivered without announcement and oftentimes over breakfast at an IHOP, on a subway platform, or numerous other indiscriminately chosen venues. The blow is always, always struck with the back of ones hand as to do otherwise is bad form. And the hip motion that accompanies a pimp slap provides the torque to knock a bitch silly.

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A literal read of verse 4:34 of the Quran, which states, according to a direct translation, that it’s OK to “beat (lightly)” a disobedient wife as an option of third resort after admonishing her and then turning away from her in bed.

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Make it Rain

Posted in Photocentric on July 30, 2009 by wveedubbau

When you’re in da club with a stack and you throw the money up in the air at the strippers. The effect is that it seems to be raining money.

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As used in the lyrics spoken by R. Kelly in “Make it Rain Remix,”

I be drilling these chicks they like Major Payne When I make it rain, they be like “Kells… do it again,” and “So ask your girlfriend my name, I bet she go ‘Skeet skeet skeet, Weatherman ’bout to make it rain!’”

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