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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 week. When she performed at the L.A. version of this thang, the Hot N Cold hit-maker who Kissed a Girl had Barack Obama’s face, stars, stripes and the symbol of the Democratic Party (a donkey) painted on her nails. Not the most expensive manicure ever – that title still belongs to Kelly Osborne (Kimo’s Vegas MidWeek 10/17), but it’s the first manicure to profile the leader of the free world … “Baby, you’re a firework.”

BARBRA STREISAND is the No. 1 best-selling female artist since the RIAA has been keeping track of such things (and that would be forever). In addition to several trophy cases of awards, including the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement, there’s a room somewhere filled with 51 gold albums, 30 platinum albums and 13 multi-platinum album awards. Tickets for her Nov. 2 performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena sold out instantly; call your casino host or scalper to get some action.

WONDERING WHAT TO get Mom and Dad for Christmas? How about New Year’s Eve in Vegas? … The Vacations Hawaii’s local favorite all-inclusive packages to ring in 2013 start at $799 per person. Get the scoops at BoydVacationsHawaii.com.

DUM DA DUM DUM … Las Vegas popo have identified the guy who sneaked into a restricted area of the Venetian resort and used high-tech burglary tools to steal $1.6 million in big dollar chips. Most Strip casino tokens have a built-in radio frequency identification chip to keep track of their every move. Check out the computer screen next to the table – some of them will even tell the pit boss how many chips stay in front of you. Since the high-denomination chips are only redeemable at the casino that bears their logo, the odds of you cashing in a million bucks is worse than your odds of hitting the Megabucks – and that is none compared to 1 in 50,000,000.

MICHAEL QUINN BELTON GOT two to seven years for trying to steal $115,000 in chips from the Bellagio.

OUT WITH THE OLD … Rain Nightclub in the Palms says aloha oe; so does The Range in Harrah’s, as it will becomes a Ruth’s Chris Steak House early next year.

THE THIRD ANNUAL “Cirque Week” is Dec. 1-8. Get special deals on Cirque du Soleil shows, like $150 for a two-show ticket package or $540 to see all seven resident shows. Go to cirquedusoleil.com/cirque-week for the scoops.

IT’S BEEN A long road, but the Neon Museum is finally open to the public. There are seven tours a day, starting at the top of every hour beginning at 10 a.m. Tours sell out fast, and the nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation recommends you book two weeks in advance; tickets cost $15. In all, there are more than 150 signs that date back to the 1930s, and it’ll bring back memories to see the old-school neon like the Dunes or Stardust.

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