SOLEIL has announced plans for a new production to feature
magician Criss Angel at the Luxor Resort & Casino in summer
2008. This Cirque du Soleil creation, the company's sixth major Las
Vegas production, will combine the radical illusions and
imaginative style of Angel with the acrobatics, dance, puppetry,
music, and poetry that have made the pioneering circus a household
name. Show creators promise to reinvent the traditional magic show,
taking audiences on what they deem "a bizarre and fascinating
journey." Audiences may know Angel from the "Criss Angel Mindfreak"
television show on A&E; he has been named Magician of the Year
five times by the International Magicians Society. For more
information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
GRAND VACATIONS, Hilton's timeshare arm, agreed to manage
a new lakefront property with 200 timeshare units, plus a 50-unit,
fractional ownership component under the Waldorf Astoria brand, at
the Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nev. The project is
scheduled to break ground in early 2008, with an opening date
projected for fall 2009. It will be developed on a 17.5-acre parcel
on the shores of 320-acre Lake Las Vegas and will overlook the 17th
hole and 18th tee of the resort's Jack Nicklaus-designed Reflection
Bay Golf Course. Amenities planned for the Hilton resort include a
full-service spa, golf course privileges and access to the lake.
Hilton Grand Vacations also will assume responsibility for the sale
of ownership interests. For more information, call (877) 558-5253
or visit www.lakelasvegas.com.
VEGAS RESORT has announced the preliminary list of
performers for this summer's Stars on the Lake concert series. The
annual concert series features celebrated music artists performing
on a floating stage in the lake. Artists scheduled to appear this
year include Chris Isaac on May 11, John Legend on May 18, Lang
Lang on June 2, Kenny Loggins on June 16, Three Dog Night on June
30, the Nevada Ballet on Sept. 8 and Kenny G on Sept. 29. For more
information, call (702) 795-7469 or visit www.starsonthelake.com.
DAY can be like a shark: Every year it sneaks up and bites
us. Visitors to Las Vegas can stare that shark down at Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef's sixth annual "Take a Bite Out of Tax Day" event.
Forget the feeding frenzy at the post office: Shark Reef works in
conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service on to establish a mail
station at the entrance to Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef on tax day,
which this year is April 17. Guests who mail their tax form from
Shark Reef between noon and 10 p.m. that day will receive one pass
for free admission and a Shark Reef t-shirt. Postal employees will
be on hand to assist with postage, and every envelope receives a
special Shark Reef cancellation stamp. For more information on the
hotel, call (702) 632-7777 or visit www.mandalaybay.com.
Editor: Dean Blaine
Phone: (650) 348-1752
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