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Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! KATY PERRY DID a few ditties at the president’s “America Forward” re-election event in Las Vegas last...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! IF THE GIRL on the cover of Kim Taylor Reece’s 2013 calendar looks familiar, maybe you’ve seen...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! “WHAT WOULD you do …” is the premise of a popular ABC TV show hosted by John...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! SINCE ITS INSTALLATION, many a Las Vegas tourist has taken a souvenir photo in front of the...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Replacement Refs, OktoberFrightFest & More Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! FOR MOST GAMBLERS, a win is a win, but everyone hates a bad beat. You know when...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // “Pawn Stars” Get Their Own Slot Machine and More Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! SPOCKED AT Honolulu Country Club wining and dining Hawaii residents were Golden Nugget casino executives … It...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Holly Madison’s Final Bow and More Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! IF YOU’RE A BILLIONAIRE, every day is probably a pretty good one, but winning a $40 million...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Eva Longoria’s New Steakhouse and Other Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! PLAYING FOR THE other team … Eva Longoria has announced that she’s opening a new steakhouse in...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // “The World’s Largest Bachelorette Party” and other Vegas Events & News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! PEARL CITY GRAD Shannon Aikau’s skills and local philosophy of “Built with Aloha” was featured on the...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Ryan Lochte vs. Prince Harry & More Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! MAKE IT RAIN … Ryan Lochte celebrated his 28th birthday and attempted to get some post-Olympic downtime...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Eli Roth, Mythubusters & More Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! AND WELCOME TO the Hotel Goretorium, where “A Little Off The Top” is redefined. Eli Roth’s (Hostel,...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Penn & Teller’s 3D Haunted House & More Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! BACK IN THE DAY when celebrity chefs worked in kitchens without cameras (and there’s nothing wrong with...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Jasmine Trias at the Riviera Hotel & More Vegas News
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! THE SOCIETY OF SEVEN and American Idol finalist Jasmine Trias return to the Strip via Riviera Hotel...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! LAST WEEK on Billy V’s Hawaiian105 KINE morning show, broadcast live from Las Vegas, his guests included...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas… the Players Edge! CONGRATS TO the World Series of Poker’s final table “the Octo Nine.” While not quite as alliterative as...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas… the Players Edge! NAME DROPPER… Valen Ahlo and his girlfriend Gabriella Sheindlin went on a Vegas vaycay and hooked up with...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Saying Aloha With 12 Tourism Tips
This will be my last “Tourism Matters” column for MidWeek as I step down as the head of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association to...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! WHAT KIND OF guy spends a million bucks on a poker tournament? Well, there were 48 of...

Mufi Hannemann
Tourism Matters // Szigeti Named To Take Over At HLTA
Say a warm aloha to George Szigeti, who will become the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s new president and CEO July 9. He’ll be replacing...

Kimo Akane
Kimo's Vegas // Kimo’s Vegas
WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! LET THEM EAT CAKE … Nicole Scherzinger did the celebrity birthday thing in Las Vegas at TAO....

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