The Red Dress is a Tremendous Play

The Red Dress is a Tremendous Play

Photos by Nikki Artale

With sold out performances, The Red Dress is receiving great reviews at the Baobab Theater in Town Square. 20 talented dancers, singers, actors and musicians perform in the 90 minute show. Some of the artists are Cirque performers from the top shows on the strip.

Wassa Coulibaly wrote and produced the show in 2008 in which she tells the story of a prostitute and the rejection she endures. The story is told through the music and dance, showing love and tenderness. Wassa has worked on several versions of the play, which was formerly known as “The Art of Prostitution”. Wassa a native of Senegal West Africa,  is an original cast member of “Zumanity” at New York  New York Casino Hotel.
                                         Wassa Coulibaly

Jean-Paul Loppo Martinez is the director and he has received many awards for his illustrations and children’s books. He puts his heart and soul into the production as the story begins in an African Village, with flashbacks and heart pounding African music.

                                                       Wassa and Loppo

All the beautiful costumes were designed and made by Wassa and the clothing can be purchased in Wassa Wear boutique in the theater. 


There is a touch of humor, tenderness and innocence that shines through the work that shows the love of women. Wassa presents the play in a spiritual way with the best talented actors in Las Vegas,singing and dancing in this great show. This late night show at the Baobab Stage Theater, next to the Rave Movie Theater, opens the doors on Fridays at 11:59 pm and the show begins at 12:30 am on Saturday.

The cast list:
Zallo:    Wassa
Doul /dancer:    Wade
Yourdy /Judge/chorus tute:        Sherida
Mary:   Maia
Moussi /dj voice/Chief Villagers:           Gabe
Star /Tutes:       Emily
Daouda /Uncle/village cop/restaurant manager:  Mateo
Michael:           Tony
Momoko /Tutes/dancer            Kanako
Nuts /chorus of Tutes:               Mateo
Beauty Queen /Tutes/dancer     Lina
Rosy /sister1/Tutes:                   Paris Red
Village 1 drummer:        Massamba
Village 2 drummer:        ibu ba

Internet Launches Flights to Las Vegas

Interjet Launches Flights to Las Vegas

Photos by Nikki Artale

It was an exciting day on November 15th as Interjet launched its twice weekly service from Las Vegas Nevada to Mexico City’s Toluca Airport. The new service operates on Thursdays and Sundays, departing from McCarran International Airport at 11:40 pm, arriving at 5:10 am the next morning in Mexico City. The flights fly from Mexico City’s Toluca Airport to Las Vegas at 7:50 pm, arriving at 9:45 am. Interjet removed 30 seats to make a 150 seat Airbus A320 to give maximum comfort and excellent quality service to the passengers.

Oscar Goodman, along with a band and his famous Showgirls were on hand to greet the VIP’s and dignitaries to the VIP media event. The food was delicious and so were the margaritas which were served by an excellent staff of waiters and waitress’s.

Miguel Aleman, President of Interjet spoke to everyone about the service features and added perks to travelers, such as a 20% discount year round for seniors, in-flight entertainment programs, take-off/landing cameras and much more.

Miguel Aleman

Randi Sundquist, Miss Nevada and Priscilla Perales, Miss Mexico

Video 02 (Miguel Aleman)

                    Las Vegas Grille hosts Media Night

If you are looking for the best in meats, sides and salads then head on out to the Las Vegas Grille at 7865 W. Sahara Ave. Six nights a week you will find Phil Holec cooking up the most delicious ribs and chickens in his smokers and BBQ grill.

Phil Holec

The Las Vegas Grille is known for its Handmade Sausages and the best smoked chicken wings on the planet. Also on the menu are Italian Fennel Sausage, Artisan’s Bratwurst, and Kielbasa Polska.

Kevin O'Neal and Philip Peredo

An added plus is the comedy show every Saturday night at 7:30 pm by TickleMe Entertainment who stand up for kids in the hospital and Critical Care Comics. TickleMe puts on off-strip shows around Las Vegas.

      Glittering Lights Light up the Motor Speedway

Once again the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was lit up with over 450 Animated light displays around the 2.5 mile race track for the start of the holiday season. A VIP/media event was held to cover the event and the red carpet arrivals. We had a private show by Terry Fator and Winston, his impersonating turtle.

Walking the red carpet was Kevin Burke, Terry Fator and Jayne Post who stars in the murder mystery show “Marriage Can Be Murder”.

Terry Fator, winner of “Americas Got Talent” stars in his show at the Mirage Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, assisted by his beautiful wife Taylor. Terry is a fabulous ventriloquist and features many puppets in the show.

Terry Fator and Taylor

The lights were turned on and shuttle cars rode through the tunnels, the avenue of trees and the beautiful, colorful animated displays.

The Motor Speedway is located at 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N, hours nightly through January 6, 2013 are Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:00 pm, Friday-Sunday 5:30-10:00 pm.

A Magical Tour of Hammargren World

A Magical Tour of Hammargren World

Photos by Nikki Artale

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren once again opened up his home to the public in honor of Nevada Day on November 3rd and 4th at 4318 Ridgecrest Drive, Las Vegas. It was the 17th annual celebration highlighting his vast collection of memorabilia that he has collected over the years.

Lonnie moved to his home in 1971 and soon after added a second floor planetarium and then continued to expand adding bridges, tunnels and building up to three levels. He wanted to live within a few minutes from the hospital where he took care of his patients.

Dr. Hammargren was a noted neurosurgeon and served as Lt. Governor of Nevada 1995-1999.

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Dr. Hammargren started at the age of five collecting butterflies and his collecting has grown all these years into his own fantasy house. Home is where the heart is and you can see his heart in his fabulous collection. He fulfills his fantasies and it shows in the displays of selected items.

He performs with a local polka band the Dummkopfs on Sundays at the Skyline Casino in Henderson. The band entertained the crowds at the open house.

I felt like I was reliving Willie Wonka days as I wandered through out the house and now I’m wondering if I saw everything. We went in and out of wings, up and down staircases and rooms and I was fascinated with everything.

It was a great experience to see the Nevada history in all the memorabilia and I am definitely going to visit the house again next year. Dr. Hammargren is still collecting items and his latest additions are from Phantom of the Opera which morphs into Phantom of Paradise. One of his newest pieces is the stuffed turkey on his dining room table.

Fun Times at Halloween Events

Haunted House Asylum at Freemont St. Experience

Cosmopolitan Connections at Via Brasil Steakhouse

Bikram Yoga Hosted Halloween Costume Party

                                    Experience a Haunted Evening in the Asylum

Photos by Nikki Artale

It was a frightening night wandering through the Haunted House Asylum at the Freemont St. Experience a few weeks ago. I had been in many haunted houses before, but this house was really very dark and scary.

It was a scream fest from the moment we entered the house and encountered one ghoul after another. I have good eyesight but I couldn’t see anything as I slowly moved forward through the halls, until some lights flashed on and I saw the zombies.

Somehow I found myself in front of my group of three people and I don’t know how I got to be first, they must have pushed me in front of them, and I had no one to hold on to.

Sam Karabinis

The Oktober Fright Fest tour was a chance to get your scream on in the Haunted House Asylum and let go of any fears you might have about ghosts, ghouls and zombies.

Cosmopolitan Connections Hosted a Halloween Party

Yvette Brown, Eric Auger

Yvette Brown founder of Cosmopolitan Connections hosted a Halloween Party at Via Brasil Steakhouse and invited many of her fans to come and party. The room was filled with party goers who were dressed in spectacular costumes.

Won Best Costume

XIS, Yvette Brown

Yvette can always be counted on to put together fabulous events all over the Las Vegas Valley. Our very own leader, Joe Buda Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Informer came and danced the night away. It is always a joy to see Joe Buda with his smiling face and loving heart for everyone.

Joe Buda

The events are always covered by photographer Roger Bennett who always captures the moments to remember.

Roger Bennett

What would Halloween by like without a clown and a dancing beauty.

Laura Davidson
Thank you Yvette for a great party and we look forward to all your upcoming events.

            Bikram Yoga Summerlin Food and Fun

I really enjoyed going to the Halloween party at Bikram Yoga Summerlin where I met many healthy and fit people, thanks to their yoga training and discipline. Stephanie Dixon is the owner, teacher and Executive Director of Bikram Yoga Summerlin with a large following of students.

Vladimir Lacas, Stephanie Dixon

The costumes were colorful and original and the home made food was fantastic and put together with love.

Stephanie, Vladimir, Paul, Victoria and John Alexander

Stephanie announced the Nevada Regional Yoga Asana Championship that will be held on December 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Clark County Library. Many of her students will be in the competition.

Ashley, Jenn, Alexis, Anthony, Paul and Vladimir in front.

Vladimir Lacas started his yoga training 2 ½ years ago when he received a one year membership as a gift, although his mother, Victoria Alexander was a big influence because she did yoga before he was born. Vladimir won 2nd place last year in the men’s competition in Reno at the Nevada Regional Yoga Asana Championship.

Vladimir Lacas

Paul, Jenn and Vladimir

Bikram Choudhury is an Indian yoga guru and the founder of Bikram Yoga, created the 26 posture series which is done in 105 degree heat and is known as hot yoga. Bikram started at the young age of three to learn the Hatha Yoga poses.

Bikram Choudhury