THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION, featuring hundreds of articles
recovered from the wreck site of the Titanic, will be at the
Tropicana Resort & Casino through Oct. 31. The
25,000-square-foot display, which extends through the Tropicana
Pavilion, takes visitors on a chronological journey of the White
Star Line ship, from its construction to life on board what many
thought until it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on April
15, 1912 was an unsinkable ocean liner. The exhibit includes the
big piece, a portion of the ships hull that measures approximately
23 feet by 12 feet and weighs about 15 tons, as well as a suitcase,
postcards from passengers, a felt bowler hat, the ships whistles
and glassware etched with the White Star Line logo. The show also
features interactive elements, including authentically re-created
first- and third-class cabins that visitors can walk through as
well as an iceberg that visitors can touch to get a sense of what
passengers experienced when they were thrown into the frigid water.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. Admission prices are $16.95 for those ages 12 to 61; $15.95
for visitors ages 62 and older; $13.95 for Nevada residents and
$9.95 for children ages 4 to 11; group rates also are available.
For more information or to reserve tickets by phone, call (702)
THOSE 50,000 free centennial concert tickets that we told
you about in last weeks e-letter? They were snapped up in 15
minutes, according to officials at Ticketmaster, which managed the
online distribution via www.vegasrocks100.com. Those who still have
hopes of seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer on July 2,
however, will have one more chance at tickets. A limited number of
freebies will be available starting at noon Pacific time on May 16
at these Las Vegas-area Ticketmaster locations: Ritmo Latino, 2320
E. Bonanza Road; Tower Records/WOW Superstore, 4580 W. Sahara Ave.;
and at the following Smiths Food & Drugs locations: 6130 W.
Tropicana, 3850 E. Flamingo Road, 450 N. Nellis Blvd., 2540 S.
Maryland Parkway, 232 N. Jones Blvd., 850 S. Rancho, 4440 N.
Rancho, 2211 N. Rampart, 8555 W. Sahara Ave., 9851 W. Charleston,
5564 Camino Al Norte, 9750 S. Maryland Parkway, 9350 W. Flamingo
Road, 4840 W. Desert Inn Road, 4600 E. Sunset Road, 830 S. Boulder
Highway, 2385 E. Windmill Lane, 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, 10616
S. Eastern Ave. and 601 S. Highway 160 in Pahrump.
TO MARK LAS
VEGAS 100th birthday and its own 10th anniversary -- the
Fremont Street Experience, one of downtowns premier attractions,
plans to debut five shows on its Viva Vision canopy, which is
billed as the worlds largest big screen. One show, Speed, Smoke and
Spinning Wheels, first aired last month during the weekend of the
UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400. Next to be seen will be Lucky Vegas, a
tribute to the old and new Vegas, which will make its debut next
month. Downtown Divas, a salute to the ultimate girls night out,
will first be seen in July, while Fahrenheit at Night, set to
premiere this fall, will feature sultry, sexy, adult-oriented
themes. The last show to debut will be Novembers Flight, a tribute
to the aeronautics industry. For more information and show
schedules, visit www.vegasexperience.com.
PIECE of centennial news, this city of stars now has its
very own heavenly body. Thats right, in honor of Las Vegas 100th
anniversary, the International Astronomical Union named an
asteroid, discovered in June 2001 by the California Institute of
Technologys Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., after
the city. To make it official, a citation naming the asteroid has
been submitted to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, which
catalogs asteroids. For those with their eyes on the skies, the
asteroid Las Vegas orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter, its
orbital period is 4.1 years and its closest distance to the earth
is 149 million miles.