Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Jan. 9, 2007

CELINE DION'S final performance in her blockbuster production "A New Day..." will be Dec. 15. The show has been seen by an estimated 2.5 million people since it debuted in March 2003 at Caesars Palace's $95 million Coliseum, which was designed for the show. The final block of tickets for performances from August through December will go on sale March 1. Tickets, priced between $87.50 and $225, are available now for performances through June and can be purchased by calling (877) 4-CELINE or by visiting For more information about the show itself, call (888) 995-1555 or visit

MCCARRAN AIRPORT is busier than usual these days. Mexicana has launched twice-weekly service between Las Vegas and the General Rafael Buelna Culiacan International Airport. in Culiacan, Mexico. In addition, on Feb. 11 US Airways will launch nonstop service between its Las Vegas hub and West Palm Beach, Fla., on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

THE CINEVEGAS FILM FESTIVAL kicks off a series of independent, underground, foreign and documentary films at the Tropicana Cinemas this month with the showing of "Sleeping Dogs Lie" and "Sherrybaby." Bobcat Goldthwait, who directed the former, will attend the 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. showings on Jan. 12 to introduce the film and participate in a question-and-answer session with the audience. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the Tropicana Cinemas box office. The film festival runs from Jan. 12 through Jan.18. For more information, call (702) 992-7979 or visit

THE RESIDENTIAL SALES PAVILLION for CityCenter opened its doors last week, offering a glimpse of MGM Mirage's $7 billion city-within-a-city project, which is scheduled to debut in late 2009. Located at 3780 Las Vegas Blvd. South, the pavilion is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors can see full-scale models, unit locations, floor plans and interior design options for Vdara Condo Hotel, Veer Towers and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, three of CityCenter's four planned residential developments. For more information, contact the sales pavilion at (866) 708-7111 or (702) 590-5999 or visit

Las Vegas Editor: Amy Baratta

Phone: (908) 719-3366

[email protected]

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