TICKETS are now on sale for a star-studded
concert to celebrate the grand opening of the $1.8 billion,
3,000-room Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino. The Jan. 19 concert will be
hosted by comedian Wayne Brady and will feature performances from
Diana Ross, Andy Garcia and the Cineson All Stars, the Las Vegas
cast of "Jersey Boys" and surprise guests. A limited number of
tickets are available by calling (702) 414-9000 or by visiting www.palazzolasvegas.com.
BELLAGIO Gallery of Fine Art will launch a new exhibit on
Feb. 8 entitled "American Modernism." The exhibit, to run through
Oct. 15, was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and
promises works from modernists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Stuart
Davis, Marsden Hartley and Arshile Gorky. For more information or
tickets, call (702) 693-7871 or visit www.bgfa.biz.
LAS VEGAS departing on Delta, US Airways, United and
Southwest can now check their bags at several locations along the
Strip, thanks to the Airport SpeedCheck Advance program at McCarran
International Airport. For a $20 fee, travelers flying
participating airlines can check baggage at one of four off-airport
locations: the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, the Las Vegas
Convention Center, the Luxor Las Vegas and the McCarran Rent-A-Car
Center. Bags are transported to the airport, screened by the
Transportation Security Administration and loaded onto the
passenger's aircraft. Passengers not checking bags can check in for
flights at those locations free of charge. McCarran officials said
they expected more airlines to join the program soon and hoped that
eventually 10% of all outbound baggage would be checked at
TRAVELERS planning to visit Las Vegas
between Jan. 13 and March 29 can save $75 per reservation when they
book a Southwest Airlines Vacation package of three or more nights
at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on or before Jan. 10.
Packages include roundtrip air via Southwest; three-night hotel
accommodation; room taxes; a credit for Rapid Rewards, Southwest's
frequent flyer program; and 24-hour traveler assistance. For more
information, call (800) 423-5683 or visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com/wnv.
Editor: Dean Blaine
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