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May 12th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“The Public is Invited to Sandy Zimmerman’s Meet The Duke of Fremont Street Free Event”

FREE-MEET, WATCH & ASK QUESTIONS:

THE DUKE OF FREMONT STREET APPEARS ON SANDY ZIMMERMAN’S LAS VEGAS SHOW AT TOMMY ROCKER’S RESTAURANT

JOIN Talk Show Host/award-winning Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Show to meet a real-life adventurer, although he does not have mythical powers as in the movies, The Duke of Fremont Street seems to have nine lives and is using all of them!

As he explained, “Over my lifetime I have been blessed, I do have nine lives. I have been stung, stabbed, bitten, fallen off cliffs (plural), gone through windshields (plural). You’re not talking to the Duke, this is the remnants of The Duke after everything!”

Sandy, “This is what’s left of The Duke? Just as “normal” people find a Holiday Inn for their vacation, he seeks remote jungles.”

MEET & ASK The Duke QUESTIONS, WATCH SANDY’S HUMOROUS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT The Duke! Sandy filmed her documentary tracing his adventures to New Guinea, Botswana, Africa, Morocco, Amazon jungle, Brazil, and other countries.

RESERVATIONS- ATTEND Sandy Zimmerman’s FREE event: Please call 702-515-0846.
The Duke of Fremont Street appears- 1 pm, Saturday, June 2, at Tommy Rockers’ Restaurant & Bar, 4275 Dean Martin Drive, take Flamingo Road east, before the I-15 freeway, the far right lane direct to Dean Martin.

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“The Classic Mint Brings Back Las Vegas’ Past”

March 5th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman
by Sandy Zimmerman
Yes, the Mint’s name sounds familiar to those who remember the Mint Hotel and Casino downtown on Fremont Street. (See photo of the old Mint Casino & Hotel of the past.)
Mint Tavern Partner, Todd Worz, nightlife mogul, felt, “We wanted to pay tribute to some of the older downtown hotels as we are their biggest downtown fans.
The Mint Tavern creates a place located on the strip where people feel they were part of the community. Even if you are a visitor we welcome you like family. As exciting city as Las Vegas, sometimes people grow and forget where they came from and my partner
and I just wanted to have a little reminder here.”
SZ: “Is the Mint Tavern different?”
Worz explained: “The Mint Tavern pales in size in comparison, the signage is similar and my Partner Jonathan Fine, Fine Entertainment,
and I wanted to bring back a little of that glory. The Mint Tavern is different yet recognizable.
There is a little color change to our sign, but our sign is recognizable. People who notice the sign, some who worked or family
worked at the Mint, stop in and it brings back all these memories they freely share them. That’s one of the more rewarding things to me of this project is to hear all these stories. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Mint 400 which is the world’s largest off-road race.
We arrange a variety of entertainment which is always changing from week to week. One of the staples here at the Mint
is our Swing Dancing classes every Friday night from 7:30-9:00 p.m., with open dancing until 3 a.m. afterwards.”
SZ: “This is a great way to have fun, learn how to dance and meet people.”
Worz: “They dance the old Swing and come in that attire, the ladies wear skirts.
I have curated all of the art which has to do with good luck and fortune and invite everyone to explore the room and figure out which
symbols refer to what.
We have a bar with 15 poker slot machines and are proud to say we have the loosest dollar machines, more liberal than the
SLS and others. Our pizza program is starting next week with a variety of individual-style pizzas.  There’s also a signature cocktail list where
I also incorporated some fun history tid-bits of Las Vegas.”
SZ: “The Mint Tavern is different, it is not just another bar.”
The Mint Casino & Hotel Downtown of the past!
Worz: “We wanted to honor the age of the building and tie in to the historical significance of the Golden Steer Steakhouse, the oldest steakhouse in Las Vegas, we both are in the same shopping area.”
The Mint Tavern is located at 332 W. Sahara. For information, call 702-776-3313.
Award-winning syndicated columnist  and talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Show welcomes questions, requests for information, or to recommend subjects, please call (702)-515-0846, FACEBOOK@SZLVTV or email sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com.

THE MOB MUSEUM’S INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS PROVIDE FUN AND INFORMATION

February 18th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by VOX Communications)

I was invited to The Mob Museum, a museum that specializes in the history and understanding of the impact of 0rganized Crime in the past and present.

One of their new exhibits includes Organized Crime Today, explaining how organized crime has evolved throughout the years. This is a comprehensive multi-faceted study featuring organized crime in depth, a look into the stories, the famous early mobsters dating back to Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, John Gotti and others, in the days of the speakeasies, mob-run casinos and when the Mafia became involved in crime.

This extensive research data reaches throughout the United States and even around the world. You will see so much here at the Mob Museum, it may be necessary to come back again another day to finish your experience.The museum explains, “From trafficking in exotic species to engaging in cyber-scams, crime syndicates routinely cross both physical and digital borders to execute their elaborate schemes. Using a 17-foot-wide interactive touch wall, discover where organized crime operates today and how law enforcement is fighting back.”

With interactive exhibits, you can enjoy films, displays, photographs, digital experiences, one-of-a-kind mob and law enforcement artifacts, case files and more.They have also added two new experiential spaces which include the Use of Force Training Experience and Crime Lab, which join the Museum’s already robust experiential platform, focusing on methods employed by law enforcement to apprehend and prosecute criminals and their organizations.

Visit the Crime lab and learn how they catch criminals, don’t miss the Basement- Prohibition Era to enter a speakeasy. Crime Lab Experience and Use of Force Training Experience are timed entries. RSVP’s required- Use of Force Training Experience.

You can arrange for groups or parties to enjoy areas of the museum.

Some special areas you should see:

Organized Crime Today: Visit the Organized Crime Today exhibit at The Mob Museum where you’ll see the new face of organized crime

They called it The Beer Wars. It was Chicago, during Prohibition. Well-meaning citizen’s groups had lobbied for law enforcement.

The Mob Museum considers the museum a bold and authentic view of organized crime. They want you to explore the real stories and actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind Mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside their restored 1933 former courthouse and post office building located 300 Stewart Avenue, Downtown Las Vegas, just minutes from Fremont Street. Parking is limited for a nominal fee. Open: 9 am – 9 pm.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman  and talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. For information, questions, or to recommend subjects, please call (702)-515-0846.  FACEBOOK@SZLVTV sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


“Bruce Merrin Celebrates the Sixth Anniversary of his Sterling Club”

February 18th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“Bruce Merrin Celebrates the Sixth Anniversary of his Sterling Club”
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)

Bruce Merrin, known nationally for his distinguished career as President/Owner of the Celebrity Speakers & Entertainment Bureau, Inc., marked the sixth anniversary of his Sterling Club (social and business networking) at the Heartland Mansion.

Congratulations to Merrin for six years of bringing all the most prestigious worldwide meeting planners, as well as famous sports stars, entertainers, best-selling authors, newsmakers, politicians and distinguished guest speakers to the Sterling Club each month to assist members.

Merrin explained, “Of course we also book leading business authorities, motivational and inspirational speakers. This month we booked actor William Shatner and Dr. Wayne Dyers for big events in Florida.”

The beautiful Russian songstress Irina Nero headlined Bruce Merrin’s party and I had a chance to interview Irina before her show.

SZ:  “What type of music do you sing?”

IRINA: “I grew up listening to Frank Sinatra and other American singers. American music and movies are popular in Russia, I like soul, gospel and old style music but love jazz a lot.”

SZ: “I liked your personal interpretations and additions to each song during the rehearsal.
How long have you been singing?”

IRINA: “Since before I could walk!”

SZ: “Las Vegas is the best place for you with all of the entertainment here.”

IRINA: “I sing in the Italian American Club, Tuscany, and other beautiful restaurants in Las Vegas. If you want to spend an amazing dinner come to see me on Saturdays at the Mayakovski Russian Restaurant. I will sing for you all the beautiful Russian, American and songs from Armenia and other countries.”

SZ: “You must have a great repertoire!”

IRINA: “When I came to America, I only knew 12 songs, now I sing 70.”

SZ: “You probably know whatever song they want to hear.”

IRINA: “I want to tell my appreciation to Bruce Merrin for the anniversary of his Sterling Club. I wish Bruce good health, great mood, amazing happiness and what else, a huge success. Bruce is doing an amazing job working every day with a lot of energy and gets a lot of results.”

Merrin’s first major PR client was Michael Landon. He explained, “When I booked Michael on the Johnny Carson Show, we were both invited to Johnny’s home in Malibu for dinner. Johnny and Michael gave me the idea to begin my Celebrity Speakers & Entertainment company. They were my first two clients. We have booked every major President of the U.S. since Pres Reagan. We are currently booking the BEYOND THE SECRET presenters from the new movie/DVD for worldwide engagements.”

www.celebrityspeakersentertainment.com linkedin.com/in/brucemerrin

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Ferraro’s Small Plate Tasting Menu-DISCOUNTS–

February 18th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman
(Food Photos by Sandy Zimmerman-Restaurant interior/exterior photos by Vox Solid Communications )
I was invited to Ferraro’s Restaurant & Wine Bar for their Late-Night Mezzanotte Four-Course Menu” tasting event, from 11 pm-2 am.

Each dish is special at Ferraro’s as they prepare Italian cuisine with traditional ingredients. All of these dishes sound so tempting, you will be very happy with your choice.

The appetizers include choice of one- Quail, Burrata Cheese, Caesar Salad or Soup.
Ferraro’s serves Quail Lollypop prepared with Guanciale spicy black fig marmalade and sweet potato sauce (Guanciale is cured unsmoked Italian pig cheeks, a specialty from Central Italy).
Try the Burrata –the Queen of Italian Cheeses. Its soft, creamy Apulia Cheese combines beautifully with the roasted carrots and almonds-sorrel pesto. (Burrata began being hand-made 100 years ago in the Puglia region of Southern Italy.

The Zuppa, Pasta e Fagioll Soup means pasta and beans. This soup is served in a mini-pot.

It is difficult to choose just one and then there’s the Classic Caesar Salad, an excitingly different interpretation of a famous salad.

Choose one of the two Pastas- Fettuccine or Spaghetti.

Ferraro’s Fettuccine is served with fresh Pomodoro sauce. (Fettuccine means “little ribbons” in Italian, a type of pasta dating back to Roman and Tuscan cuisine.)

Their Spaghetti offers the combinations of Calabrese pepper and garlic spices with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano, called the king of cheese.

For the main course, select one- 5 ounce chicken breast or 5 ounce Atlantic Salmon.

The seared Chicken Breast includes mushrooms, pee wee potatoes and is topped with veal sauce. Always original, Ferraro’s pee wee potatoes are a surprise.

Salmone, grilled Atlantic Salmon topped with caper-lemon sauce and spinach.

Dessert, the famous Italian Tiramisu-Cannoli.

What a meal! Ferraro’s prix-fixe, late-night “Small Plate Tasting Menu”, $25 per person, is a great way for couples, families, business associates and parties to taste some of these culinary delights.

In addition to the new late-night prix-fixe 4 course’s menu, you may want to try Farraro’s main MEZZANOTTE late-night menu available from 11 pm until 2 am with a 25% discount off your total check.

As an extra late-night treat, guests are encouraged to pair their favorite wines with each course for 50 percent off (excluding red-marked collections). In addition, specialty drinks and a la carte dishes on the late-night Mezzanotte menu are all offered at 25% off the regular price.

The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Named best Italian restaurant. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road    (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas).  For reservations, call (702) 364-5300.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman is a Show and Dining reviewer as well as travel, health, luxury living and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. For information, questions, or to recommend subjects, please call (702)-515-0846.  FACEBOOK@SZLVTV www.sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


CLIQUE HOSPITALITY ANNOUNCES SOCIAL CLUB & COCKTAIL LOUNGE

January 29th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

CLIQUE HOSPITALITY ANNOUNCES APEX SOCIAL CLUB AND CAMDEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE AT PALMS CASINO RESORT

The Addition of the Two New Concepts Are Part of a $485 Million Property-Wide Renovation

Clique Hospitality’s Andy Masi, along with nightlife partners Ryan Labbe and Jason “JRoc” Craig, have been tapped by Red Rock Resorts to bring two unique concepts, Apex Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge to Palms Casino Resort. The addition of the new venues set to open in mid-May 2018, is a continuation of Palms’ $485 million revitalization plan that will touch virtually every aspect of the property.

“As we redevelop Palms from top to bottom including our most iconic spaces, it only makes sense to partner with nightlife leaders Clique Hospitality to help bring this vision to life,” said Jon Gray, General Manager of Palms Casino Resort.

APEX Social Club, located in the space formerly known as Ghost bar, has long held the unofficial title as the best view in Las Vegas. APEX Social Club will capitalize on the unrivaled 180-degree view while reinterpreting the space and turning the 8,000-square-foot space into an open-air boutique nightclub.

Trendy, warm finishes accompanied by sounds from local and national DJ’s will greet guests upon arrival to the 55th floor venue. Guests will also be surrounded by a number of one-of-a-kind art pieces, which will serve as a focal point to the room, creating a sophisticated, upscale vibe. To complement the stunning view and venue, guests will be able to experience specialty-crafted cocktails, age-old favorites or indulge in tableside bottle service, all while capturing peering down on the city below. You know what they say; a good view never goes out of style.

Fifty-four floors below a thriving social club will sit amid a completely renovated Palms casino floor that’s equally as unique and refined.

Camden Cocktail Lounge, located adjacent to the main entrance, is another reimagined venue. A dynamic cocktail lounge at its core, Camden Cocktail Lounge will focus on mind-blowing cocktails, all presented in a distinctive over-the-top manner and with flair unlike anything seen before. Bartenders, all of them masters of mixology in their own right, will put their own whimsical spin on beloved classics or create new favorites for guest’s right before their very eyes.

Guests will be able to imbibe in an environment that successfully toes the line of classic and modern decor. The attention to detail inside Camden Cocktail Lounge will be second-to-none.

Programming will change daily with a mixture of live music and DJ-driven sounds.

“These are legendary venues, and if the walls could talk, you would hear some amazing stories,” Craig said. “We’re going to add a few chapters to those stories.”

“A lot of people miss the heyday of Vegas when it was about the room and the energy and not just the talent,” Labbe said. “We’re bringing those days back.”

Social Info: @ApexSocialCLub @CamdenLV @Palms #TheViewHasChanged #CamdenCocktails

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apex socialclub/  / https://www.instagram.com/cam dencocktaillounge/

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WATCH SANDY ZIMMERMAN’S LAS VEGAS TV-INTERVIEW WITH ILLUSIONIST DIRK ARTHUR

January 18th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman



Watch Illusionist DIRK ARTHUR’S Interview (Westgate) on Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Show, Airing on FACEBOOK@SZLVTV- http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv

Sandy Zimmerman filmed Dirk Arthur’s interview “on location” at the Cabaret Theater after his “Wild Magic” Show (Westgate).

Watch Illusionist DIRK ARTHUR’S Interview (Westgate) on Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Show, Airing on FACEBOOK@SZLVTV- http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv

Sandy Zimmerman filmed Dirk Arthur’s interview “on location” at the Cabaret Theater after his “Wild Magic” Show (Westgate).

Dirk Arthur returned to Las Vegas to feature his all new show filled with exciting illusions, comedy, close-up magic, and even audience participation.

His amazing illusion the “Lady Floating in the Air”, with dancer Caroline McClain, must be seen to be believed! She is really floating. I was sitting in the front row and couldn’t tell how he did it!

Other illusions include a small box, when Caroline squeezes in and Dirk shrinks her to a minute size and the Japanese Box illusion. We also enjoy Caroline’s professional dance numbers leading up to the illusions.

Setting the mood for Dirk’s act, the Cabaret’s small stage and intimate showroom brings the audience close to the action. He usually performs in 1,000 seat showrooms with extra-large stages, but the audience can see everything now from every seat.

Don’t miss Dirk Arthur’s interview with scenes of the “Lady Floating in the Air” on Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Show, beginning Saturday, January 20, featured for three weeks airing on Facebook@szlvtv,

For information or to arrange filming an interview on Sandy’s show, call: 702-731-6491 or sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

Dirk Arthur appears in the Cabaret, at the Westgate Hotel from Thursday to Sunday, at 6 pm.


The Heritage Turkeys Dating from the Original Thanksgiving

November 7th, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman


Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV & articles usually reviews shows and restaurants but Thanksgiving is  arriving soon, more than just a time to get together with friends and family. What does Thanksgiving really mean? In 1621, the first Thanksgiving celebrated giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest traced to the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The Thanksgiving meal usually is welcomed with a feast of turkey, warm gravy, cranberry sauce and all of the fixings. Many people don’t realize that some of the breeds of those historic turkeys have been protected and preserved from the 1920’s!

Known as Heirloom Turkeys, rare and unique breeds like the Auburn, Black and American Bronze Turkey Heirloom breeds, the best of both worlds, the old world Heritage turkeys and the modern healthy Organic Heritage Turkeys.
The Diestel Turkey Farm is one of a few farms today dedicated to breeding a variety of strains of historic Heirloom Turkey breeds. The Diestel family keeps up the tradition of preserving the Heirloom by handling them the old fashioned way of the 20th century with a natural foothills environment and methods.

Diestel Heirloom turkeys are slow grown in Northern California, where the deep well water and fresh mountain air complements the Heirloom turkey’s diet of certified organic grains. Our birds are fed a vegetarian diet that’s 100% free of GMOs, animal by-products, antibiotics, growth enhancers and hormones.

Diestel has organic oven roasted whole turkey, pasture raised turkey and American Heirloom turkeys by
The heritage turkeys are still a tiny minority, around 25,000 raised annually compared to more than 200,000,000 industrial turkeys and 7,000,000 turkeys in the wild. Despite increasing interest in heritage turkeys, they are still a tiny minority, perhaps 25,000 raised annually compared to more than 200,000,000 industrial turkeys and 7,000,000 turkeys in the wild.

Some of the different breeds- Diestel’s Naturally Oven Roasted Turkey, Organic Oven Roasted Turkey, The American Heirloom Collection Turkey and Fra ’Mani Brined & Seasoned Young Turkey; http://diestelturkey.com/organic-oven-roasted-whole-turkey/
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Trina Johnson-Finn: Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney Houston”

July 3rd, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Whitney Houston archives & Trina Johnson-Finn PR)

Just watching Whitney Houston’s videos, television and film performances, you feel the power of her golden voice and thrill to her unique style. Few could forget experiencing Whitney sing “I Will Always Love You”, once they heard her the music was indelible in their minds as with some of her other hits.

Whitney, one of the greatest singers of our time, gave happiness to millions and will truly be missed. Is it possible for anyone to replicate the excitement of a Whitney Houston concert? Her fans deserve the best interpretation, a voice that is able to hit the high notes and a woman who is dedicated to her

One of the few woman who can step into this role, Trina Johnson-Finn stars in “Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney Houston”, appearing I decided to see “Queen of the Night” after watching Trina’s and Whitney’s videos, seeing the differences and similarities. Of course, there is no comparison to seeing a live performance and to judge for yourself.

This is a chance to hear Whitney’s hits, the classic songs you love including “I’m Every Woman,” “Queen of the Night,” “How Will I Know,” “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “My Name Is Not Susan” and

WHITNEY HOUSTON

One night only, July 8, see for yourself “Queen of the Night, Remembering Whitney Houston” at the Access Showroom, in the Aliante Hotel, at the Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, 7300 N. Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas. http://www.trinajohnsonfinn.com/ http://whitneyhouston.com/

Tickets start at $25 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 and over may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visitingticketing.aliantegaming.com.

BIO: Trina Johnson-Finn appeared on the Grammys, Oprah, MTV Music Video Awards, BET Awards and the American Music Awards. Trina opened for Barbara Streisand, Smokey Robinson, Michael Bolton, MC Hammer and many more.

As a producer, Trina recently co-founded Gemini Twin Productions comprised of independent writers, Film, TV, publishing and live performances. Trina self-produced and stars in the “Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney.

Appearing in films, television and the theater and projects Anchorman starring Will Ferrell, Breakin’ All The Rules starring Jamie Foxx, Bringing Down The House starring Queen Latifah and Steve Martin, and the Off-Broadway theater productions of Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehaving, Vegas! The Show, and The Wiz.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman is a Show and Dining reviewer as well as travel, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. If you wish information, have questions about any of Sandy’s articles, wish to recommend subjects, call (702)-731-6491. www.sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

SUGGESTIONS: Do you have a fave comedian, singer, musician, hypnotist, ventriloquist, specialty act, production show or any other entertainer? Let Sandy know your fave, the reasons for your choice, your name/ email and you may win a prize.
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Murray SawChuck’s Shrunken Head Party”

June 19th, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Now Murray Has His Own Shrunken Head

By Sandy Zimmerman

Murray SawChuck Celebrity Magician, at the Planet Hollywood, has always been ready to have a party but this one was really different!

The Golden Tiki Bar’s classic south Pacific look is the perfect place to see shrunken heads. They opened the curtain and the Shrunken Head ceremony began with The Baron of the Universe, The Golden Tiki’s managing partner Branden Powers and celebrity magician Murray SawChuck. Brandon opened the box and the shrunken head was presented to Murray.

Murray’s head looked like him complete with his swept-up hair and glasses. Glasses on a shrunken head? Well the Smithsonian artist Terry Barr wanted to be as accurate as possible.

There is really a method for making shrunken heads, not many people know how but being with the Smithsonian Museum, Terry Barr creates those on display at The Golden Tiki Bar.

Murray SawChuck Celebrity Magician (Planet Hollywood) and Douglas "Lefty" Leferovich Magician (Planet Hollywood)

He takes over four weeks with each of these special celebrity heads. There are now seven shrunken heads for you to compare with the “real” celebrities- Murray SawChuck, Vinnie Paul, Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach and Norm Clarke.

Besides making shrunken heads, The Golden Tiki Bar offers dining and events.

Murray is known as a magician, comedian, actor, host, humanitarian (charity events) and maybe more. His show at the Planet Hollywood offers fun for the whole family.

Murray dubbed himself “The ‘Dennis the Menace’ of Magic,” and his shows often consist of a blend of “comical mishaps” that result in illusions and magic tricks. He was featured in the fifth season of America’s Got Talent, and is the resident magic historian on Pawn Stars. He has also appeared as a magic coach on five episodes of the VH1 series Celebracadabra, and has been a guest star on shows such as Reno 911! Last Comic Standing Celebrity Blind Date, War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, Ring of Darkness and on tour worldwide.  For information about Murray SawChuck celebrity magician, see him at the Sin City Theater, Planet Hollywood, 4 pm, SUN, MON, THURS. & SAT. Call: (702) 777-6737.  www.murraysawchuck.com

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/murray-celebrity-magician#.WUL-2em1vcc

Murray SawChuck Celebrity Magician and Chris Phillips AKA Zowie Bowie

The Golden Tiki is the vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century Tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, as well as a traditional Martinique TI service and a special treasure chest VIP experience.

For more information about The Golden Tiki Bar, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702-222-3196. Located in Chinatown, 3939 Spring Mountain Road.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman is a Show and Dining reviewer as well as travel, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. If you wish information, have questions about any of Sandy’s articles, wish to recommend subjects, call (702)-731-6491.  www.sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

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GORDIE IS BETTER THAN EVER AT THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD

June 4th, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman

I originally reviewed Gordie Brown 10 years ago when he began his Las Vegas career opening at the Golden Nugget. This star-studded event launched Gordie as “The impressionist” and everyone enjoyed his special fast-moving interpretations and wit.

Gordie Brown’s recent opening was filled with celebrities at the cocktail party before his all new show in the Cabaret Show Lounge, at Planet Hollywood! Comparing his early show and now Gordie was “Better Than Ever”!

Gordie fires his vocal impressions quickly, one after the other hardly stopping to take a breadth. You watch a lot of celebrity impressions and will continue laughing throughout the evening. If you want to see a happy show, a man who is at the top of his profession, you must see Gordie Brown. You will be laughing all evening and telling your friends the next day.

Gordie has his own way with impressions, he must know thousands and Gordie’s impressions include perfect facial expressions and bodily movements to match. When you watch Gordie, he becomes your favorite celebrity.

I like the Cabaret Show Lounge because of its intimate atmosphere and the ability to see Gordie as he moves about in the audience.

Gordie opened for Louie Anderson, Randy Travis, The Righteous Brothers, Paul Anka, Rich Little, Barry Manilow and others.

Gordie is an actor, artist, musician, comedian, impressionist, singer and maybe more? This is a show you won’t forget.

Gordie Brown appears Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 7 pm, in the Cabaret Show Lounge, at the Planet Hollywood.

Bio: An accomplished musician and composer, and extreme music lover, Gordie Brown’s diverse musical prowess has been an integral part of his career in entertainment. From writing and recording the theme song for the Emmy-Award winning animated series “Life with Louie”, to performing his popular musical parodies on stage, to writing and producing a growing collection of original compositions, Gordie’s music has gained notoriety in every corner of entertainment.

Singled out as a ‘great entertainer’ by Celine Dion, Brown delivers spot on impressions of such notable celebrities and artists as Garth Brooks, Robert De Niro, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson and many more.  Gordie Brown Live Unplugged combines the best of Las Vegas entertainment into one nonstop high energy show. With comedy, singing and talent beyond compare, Brown’s return to the Strip in an intimate venue will be a must see.

Award-winning Syndicated Columnist Sandy Zimmerman Show and Dining REVIEWS, Travel, Health, Luxury Resorts and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV.com streaming. If you wish to suggest topics for articles, request information or to ask questions, call 702-515-0846. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


“Rashida Diva Performs Magic at the Monte Carlo Spa & Spa” & REVIEW: Rashida Diva

March 4th, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman (Photos by Sandy Zimmerman Productions)


“Rashida Diva Performs Magic at the Monte Carlo Spa & Spa”


Celebrity stylist Rashida “Diva” explains, “I see myself as a magician, I bring out your beauty, wherever you want the focus.

With my multiple specialties in hair styling, hair coloring and make-up, I look at the whole person. It’s not just finding one foundation, one color, or one look.

I’m mixing and matching colors and giving you a little here, a little there, just to be sure you look natural and true to your original skin tones.

With a foundation of professional experience since ’96, Rashida “Diva” knows the arts of make-up, hair styling and hair coloring.

Rashida explained, “I’ve been doing this so long, I just pick-up the skin tone and ask how my client wants to look?

It’s important for me to ask where she is going, that’s what makes the look. If my client is just seeing a movie or if she will be dressed for dancing then I should give her a “Red Carpet look”

This quick consultation with my client shows what she is into then I take it from there.


Article by Syndicated feature series columnist Sandy Zimmerman is talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show television programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation television travel specials both taped “on location in Las Vegas and around the world”. Entertainment/Restaurant/Travel Reviewer. For information, email: sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com Call: 702-515-0846.


REVIEW OF RASHIDA DIVA:

Talk Show Host/Syndicated Columnist Sandy Zimmerman’s “NEW RED CARPET LOOK”

by Make-Up artist and Celebrity Stylist

Rashida Diva, Monte Carlo Spa & Salon,
a remarkable lady who is both talented
and fun.

In my 25 years in Las Vegas show biz, Rashida “Diva” is truly the Make-Up artist to CAPTURE A PERFECT “Red Carpet Look” for me!  Sandy Zimmerman

(Photo of Sandy interviewing Magician/ Comedian Mac King (Harrahs) along the Academy Award Red Carpet, at the Palms Hotel, AFTER Rashida “Diva’s” Red Carpet Make-Up at the Monte Carlo Spa and Salon.



“Thrill to the Pulsating Rhythms of Il Divo’s Music”

December 4th, 2016 • by Sandy Zimmerman

SHOW REVIEW–
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Il Divo)

The Il Divo World Tour appeared in Las Vegas with all of the pageantry and passion their fans expected. Il Divo performed the dramatic Latin rhythms from their latest seventh album “Amor Pasion”.

The quartet’s resonant voices carried throughout the showroom as they stood together at the top of the grand stairway for the opening their show. With life-size videos behind them, the men walked down the stairs, stopped to sit on the steps and changed the mood. They appeared so casual, so spontaneous in a more relaxed musical set.

Each man has a different personality and style yet together they are dynamite! With such passion in their songs, the men interpreted the music in their own way.

Il Divo’s moving performance created the feeling that tonight was very special! Their warm, personal comments always mean so much to the audience.

Close your eyes as you are transported to Spain while Carlos, Urs, David and Sebastien serenade you. The album’s name “Amor & Pasion” clearly expresses the feelings and emotions of Spain’s fiery music.

Their extraordinary mix of music brings people together to enjoy new interpretations as well as old favorites.

American by nationality, the tenor David Miller (born April 14, 1973) has been a professional opera singer prior Il Divo. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio majoring vocal performance and took a Master in Opera Theater.

The Swiss tenor, Urs Toni Buhler, the long-haired singer, was born in Switzerland on July 19, 1971. He attended Amsterdam Conservatory before trained privately by famous tenors Gosta Winbergh and Christian Papis.

The oldest member, Carlos Marin (born October 13, 1968) is of Spanish ancestry but was born in Germany. With his deep voice, the baritone claimed the trademark as ‘primo baritono’ in loads of operas. His musical education included the lessons from the legendary tenor, Alfredo Kraus.

Providing the ‘pop’ voice in this band is Sebastien Izambard (born March 7, 1973 in Paris), the only self-taught member who has produced and written songs for many French singers.

Il Divo recorded 12 songs spanning a century of traditional tangos, smoldering boleros and classic mambas promise to set the stage for a very different Il Divo tour.

The multi-national four piece have gone on to achieve unparalleled success around the world with 30 million album sales, 50 Number 1 Records, 160 gold and platinum awards in over 33 countries.

Il Divo appeared at the Pearl Showroom, in the Palms Casino & Hotel. http://www.palms.com http://www.ildivo.com http://youtu.be/A6PzZjopg50

Award winning Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated columnist, Show and Dining reviews, travel, cars, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation. If you want to suggest topics for articles or have SUGGESTIONS, call 702-731-6491. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


Gourmet Gift Baskets

November 14th, 2016 • by Sandy Zimmerman














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Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television Network is Airing “The Pick-Up” Country Program.

February 8th, 2016 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“The Pick-Up” cruises into February with another star-studded episode featuring Kenny Rogers, Randy Owen, The Oak Ridge Boys & The Bellamy Brothers, an exclusive interview with Lorrie Morgan, a tribute to The Eagles’ Glenn Frey and performance footage of Whoopi Goldberg joined with Hank Williams Jr., on “Wrapped Up, Tangled Up in Jesus” from Williams’ highest-charting studio release to date, IT’S ABOUT TIME, plus major news on other Country headliners.

“The Pick-Up” national television program moves fast with all your favorite country music stars and news. It’s a fun way to keep in touch with the country scene. The Pick-Up is real country, everything you want to see! Click Here to see episodes of “The Pick-Up”: www.sandyzimmermanslasvegastv.com

Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television Network offers unique, one-of-a-kind, streaming television programs and music videos, along with multi-media reviews, reviews, articles and networking. The programs include “Sandy Zimmerman’s Celebrity Interviews Along the Academy Awards Red Carpet and most Las Vegas Red Carpet Events”, “Show Your Talent”, “Reality Shows” “Stars of Las Vegas” and “Host your own show.” Sandy has added social touches to make the network interactive like “Casting Calls”, “Meeting Announcements”, search for new talent and assisting people to host their own show.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

December 2nd, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman

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SHOW REVIEW: MADONNA’S REBEL HEART TOUR 2015

November 8th, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
by Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos
by Kevin Mazur for WireImage/Getty)

Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert is the essence of a 21st Century grand production
show, a concert that was created by the world’s best designers, craftsmen and experts in every field. This production is one to savor for its entertainment values and to appreciate for all of the creative efforts and money that make it such a royal event for today’s modern audiences.

The changing imagery and themes keep the show alive challenging the audience with surprises so fast, they cannot look away.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert combines a kaleidoscope of vivid colors, videos, dazzling special effects and everything else her experts could add.

The non-stop drama and emotion in each scene tells stories of Samurai warriors, stripper nuns, flappers, Jesus’ Last Supper and more, all in Madonna’s EXPLOSIVE style.

Madonna’s dance numbers are interactive, very personal with mutual touching and double entendre. This is truly Madonna’s show, she provides her vast reservoir of talent to make it all happen!

Madonna’s quick costume changes made me wonder where or when did she have time to switch? Madonna should be complimented on her ability to sing during the show instead of lip-syncing as some other entertainers do.  Her stamina holds during the high-energy dance routines for over 2-1/2 hours.

I have been reviewing Las Vegas shows since the 80’s and vividly remember those
multi-million dollar spectacular production shows. Their heavy walls and enormous sets took time for the stage crew to move.
That was when the specialty acts appeared to fill-in and Siegfried and Roy began at the Tropicana’s “Folies Bergére Show.
Bally’s “Jubilee is one of the few old-style settings today.

With today’s electronic media and computer graphics, we hardly realize when reality begins when the sets change.  The visual experience creates the impression that there is a set yet maybe not.

The audience does not realize all of the back stage influences, all that it takes to put Madonna’s show together.

The set list pulled deeply from this year’s “Rebel Heart” album, opening with “Iconic” and moving through eight more of Madonna’s new tunes, including “HeartBreakCity,” which she performed on a spiral staircase, and “Living for Love,” presented here in a thumping trance remix.

The Rebel Heart Tour will visit 20 cities in North America and 16 cities in Europe and the UK through the end of 2015 with additional concert dates in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia already confirmed for 2016. The Rebel Heart World Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. A full list of tour dates and ticket information is below and can also be found at:
www.madonna.com

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman writes Show and Dining reviews, travel, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. If you wish information, have questions about any of Sandy’s articles, call (702)-731-6491. 

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour Crowns her as the Continuing Queen of Pop

November 2nd, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by Kevin Mazur for WireImage/Getty)

Madonna has been a woman who followed her own path; she is a rebel herself and   made her own path in life.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour appeared at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with all of the pomp and ceremony of a royal event. This truly was a royal event, crowning Madonna as the continuing Queen of Pop.

Madonna’s fans have been waiting for her Rebel Heart Tour and the spectacular production show won their appreciation with a sold-out tour.

The set list provided a great mix of songs across the years to please all of her fans.

Madonna’s songs included current album Rebel Heart (the No. 1 Dance hits “Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,” to classic fan favorites like “Material Girl” and “Holiday” and a “Dress You Up” medley that included “Get Into The Groove,” “Everybody,” and “Lucky Star.”

Even Madonna’s fans were involved with a fan-created artwork video montage during Madonna’s rendition of the song “Rebel Heart.” Her stirring vocal of

“La Vie En Rose” while playing a ukulele drew a standing ovation.

Known for pushing boundaries, Madonna’s fashions also stand-out as her own original creations. Working with both world renowned designers and new designers, the Rebel Heart Tour offers Madonna and Phillips designs, Phillips designs and collaborations with Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Alexander Wang, Fausto Puglisi, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Nicolas Jebran, Miu Miu, Prada and Swarovski to create the sumptuous costumes.

Alessandro Michele for Gucci: Madonna wears an exotic gypsy outfit comprising a lurex-lace-and-jacquard bodysuit with an embroidered belt, lace short sleeves, and multi-colored trimmings, plus a black crêpe de Chine skirt with embroidered patches and black georgette ruffles.

She also wears a black crêpe de Chine and georgette shawl with embroidered patches and silk fringes, lace gloves with pleated jacquard ruffles. To cap it off, she wears high-heeled knee-high lace-up leather boots and a black hat adorned with silk flowers. Her dancers complement her in patchwork bodysuits with a mix of ruffles and multicolored trimmings and embroidered belts. These are then teamed with multicolored floral headpieces; pleated jacquard neckpieces; lurex shrugs (featuring pleated ruffles on the sleeves and multicolored silk flowers); brocade jackets sporting silk flowers, embroidered patches, and lace pleated ruffles at the bottoms of the sleeves; and lace “Tehuana” inspired capes with multicolored silk flowers.

The Rebel Heart Tour will visit 20 cities in North America and 16 cities in Europe and the UK through the end of 2015 with additional concert dates in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia already confirmed for 2016. The Rebel Heart World Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. A full list of tour dates and ticket information is below and can also be found at: www.madonna.com/tour

Award-winning Syndicated Columnist/Talk Show Host Sandy Zimmerman reviews shows and restaurants, cars, luxury living, music and more.  Talk Show Host for the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information, call (702)-731-6491.  sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


Beauty Secrets of Hair Stylist Jennifer Pollock

October 13th, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)

Women wish that they can enjoy three days of glamorous hair but that sounds as though it would take too long if this was even possible. Yet Jennifer Pollock, Recharge Salon in the Palms Hotel, prepares ladies’ hair with no muss, no fuss in a fraction of the time you would expect.

Jennifer uses the Seven Brush Blowout, as well as several other little-known techniques for treating hair. Her beauty talents includes hair cuts, color, tape-in extensions, blowouts, baby lights and ombre coloring.

Jennifer felt, “For me, it’s always come really natural to me. I’m passionate about it. My biggest, strongest point is making a client feel good about themselves, I really, truly care about my clients and how they look and feel. It makes me feel like I’ve achieved a bigger thing than just doing their hair.”

Born in Albuquerque, N.M., and raised in Las Vegas, Pollock always knew she wanted to do hair.

The Recharge Salon offers mani-pedis, waxing, makeup application and eyelash extensions while clients relax in an upscale atmosphere with a professional staff

Jennifer explained, “It’s not really all about the services that we’re working with; it’s the inner beauty that we bring out more than anything, Clients are going to walk out of Recharge with a pep in their step.”

Seven-Brush Blowout

The technique of the Seven-Brush Blowout is very similar to the hot-roller technique. Using brushes with fine-texture bristles made with Japanese silk, the hair is blow dried while leaving the brushes in. Once they cool down, they’re taken out, the hair gets a final styling, and the end result is that Victoria’s Secret glamorous look. The second day, the hair has a softer look with loose curls, and the third day the hair has that beachy, relaxed look. “It’s the perfect treatment for a weekend in Vegas,” Pollock said. The blowout uses Davines, an all-natural product line.

The Recharge Salon is inside the Palms Hotel & Casino, located on 432 W. Flamingo Road, near the Las Vegas Strip. For information, call 702-842-6909.

Award-winning Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated columnist featuring Show and Dining reviews, travel, health, spas, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. If you wish information, have questions about any of Sandy’s articles, call (702)-735-5974. szimmerman@lasvegastribune.com


Andrea Marcovicci, the Female Sinatra

April 21st, 2014 • by Sandy Zimmerman











The James Bond Wine Table

May 15th, 2010 • by admin
When you visit Del Friscos, do not miss seeing the most amazing $1.2 million dollar James Bond table. Looking like a normal table at first, Jacque touched her remote control pad and the table suddenly opened to present the James Bond OO7 Films Wine Collection. Eighteen magnums of Cabernet wine from Napa Valley wineries each represent different Bond films. These one- of-a kind bottles are each laser-edged.

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