Travel Weeklys Las Vegas E-letter: May 30, 2006

COLUMBIA ENTERTAINMENT will merge with Aztar Corp., owner of the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and the Ramada Express casino hotel in Laughlin, Nev. Under the merger agreement, Columbia -- gaming affiliate of Columbia Sussex, which owns 82 hotels and resorts and eight casinos throughout the U.S. -- will acquire Aztar for $54 per share.

THE FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS will welcome six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton as its resident headliner starting Aug. 3. Her new show, Toni Braxton: Revealed, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tickets are priced at $65, $75 and $100, which includes tax and handling fees, and can be purchased by phone at (800) 221-7299 or (702) 733-3333.


COMEDIAN RITA RUDNER is extending her run at the Cabaret Theatre in New York-New York Hotel Casino through Aug. 26. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (702) 740-6815. Rudner, whos wrapping up her show at New York-New York after five years, will begin to perform at Harrahs Las Vegas on Oct. 2.

MGM MIRAGE VACATIONS is offering summer booking bonuses -- such as two-for-one spa admissions and meals, VIP nightclub line-jumping, and shopping and entertainment discounts -- for inclusive vacation packages at the Luxor, Monte Carlo and Treasure Island-TI resorts. Validity dates vary by property. Call (800) 360-7111 or visit

THE SCINTAS -- a family music act featuring Frankie, Joe and Chrissi Scinta, along with Pete ODonnell -- began their three-year, $20 million run last week at the Sahara Hotel & Casino. The show is performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in the main showroom. Tickets are priced at $59.95 and $69.95. For more information, visit

Las Vegas Editor:

Amy Baratta

Phone: (908) 879-8492

[email protected]

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