ANNUAL LAS VEGAS ODYSSEY will be held Nov. 4 through 7 at
the Four Seasons Las Vegas. The event, which celebrates fine wine,
gourmet food and the arts, enables guests an opportunity to rub
elbows with some of the citys best-known chefs. In fact, one new
activity this year will be a celebrity chef golf tournament in
which attendees will play a round of golf with a celebrity chef at
the Rio Secco Golf Club. Proceeds from the Las Vegas Odyssey will
benefit Keep Memory Alive, an Alzheimers support organization; the
Odyssey Lifestyle Le Cordon Bleu Educational Program, a scholarship
for aspiring chefs, and the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children. Tickets for individual events range in price
from $150 per person to $500 per person; in addition, ticket
packages are available for those wishing to attend every event.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.lasvegasodyssey.com or www.odysseylifestyle.com, by phone at (877) 370-9182
or (702) 257-2345 or at the Odyssey Lifestyle headquarters, 2121
Industrial Road, Suite 215. Tickets are commissionable at 10%; for
more information, agents should contact Pam Cirulli at (702)
257-2345 or [email protected].
LOVEMAN, president and CEO of Harrahs Entertainment, will
deliver the keynote address at the 2004 Governors Conference on
Tourism, which will be held Dec. 6 through 8 at the Reno Hilton
hotel-casino. Nevada: Leading the Way will be the theme of the
conference, which is produced by the Nevada Commission on Tourism
and is attended by travel industry professionals from the U.S. and
abroad. Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., president and CEO of the American
Gaming Association, also will deliver his annual State of the
Gaming Industry speech. Other orators will be motivational speaker
Steve Farber; business management expert Larry Barton;
philanthropist, author and entrepreneur Les Brown; nurse,
comedienne and author Connie Merritt; and Punam Mathur, MGM-Mirages
senior vice president for diversity and community affairs. For more
details or registration information, visit www.governorsconference.org.
M ... MARIACHI
PASSION & TRADITION has moved from the V Theater
inside the Desert Passage to Club Tequila inside the Fiesta Rancho
Hotel & Casino. Presented by Rodri Entertainment Group, the
90-minute show, which celebrates Mariachi music, includes 14
musicians and vocalists as well as a brief video montage featuring
such Mariachi legends as Lola Beltran and Jose Alfredo Jimenez. The
show is performed every Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $32 and $22,
plus taxes; admission for children 5 and under is $5.50 plus tax.
They are available at the door as well as by phone at (702)
547-5300 or online at www.stationcasinos.com.
CLUB -- THE SHOW, the largest production to emanate from
Cuba and perform in the U.S. in more than 50 years, can be seen at
the Stardust Resort and Casino through Sept. 5. The production,
whose presenters and associate producers are Siegfried and Roy,
features 13 musicians, eight singers and 32 dancers, who celebrate
Havanas legendary nightlife. The show is performed at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays through Tuesdays and 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Tickets, priced at $49.95 plus tax, can be purchased at the resorts
box office or by calling (866) 525-2077 or (866)
AIRLINES will add service between its Las Vegas hub and 11
existing destinations beginning Oct. 31. Flights will be added to
Chicago (OHare); Denver; Los Angeles; Minneapolis/St. Paul;
Oakland, Orange County and San Jose, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Salt
Lake City; Seattle/Tacoma; and Vancouver. With these new flights,
the carrier will offer nonstop service from Las Vegas to 54
destinations with 133 daily departures.