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           Ross Orlando
       Joani Buzzetti-Drew
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Photographer • Circulation
           Ross Orlando
       Feature Writers
     Ski Bum • Ross Orlando
   Victor Babbitt • Howie Nave
     Tom Crist • Dave Davis
         Art Director
    Photo Enhancements
            Tony Drew
        LAKE TAHOE
         P.O.Box 550996
  South Lake Tahoe CA. 96155
        Fax: 530-573-1376
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                            What’s On & Where
APRÉS WINE COMPANY - 530-544-9463                                       J-MAX PRODUCTIONS - 866-468-3399
    Wine Bar - Tasting - Gifts                                              Call for show dates & times. •
BAR 24 - 775-588-6611 Ext 3477                                          LAKESIDE INN & CASINO - 775-588-7777
    Located inside Bill's Casino. Fat Tuesdays Drink Specials               Karaoke Wed & Fri - Live Music - Food Specials - Jib Jam - Feb 21
    Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party - Feb 24 - Ladies Night Fridays
                                                                        LATE NITE PRODUCTIONS
BEACH HUT DELI - 530-541-SURF                                     
    Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm - Party Trays
                                                                        McP'S PUB TAHOE - 530-542-4435
BEACON - 530-541-0630                                                       Live Music Every Night - No Cover - Pool Tables
    Live Music Friday & Saturday - Lakeview Dining
                                                                        MONTBLEU - 775-588-3515
BISTRO DANIELLE - 775-586-1070                                              Reverend Horton Heat - Feb 11
    Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm Thursday - Sunday                                  Dana Carvey - Feb 14
                                                                            OPAL ULTRA LOUNGE
BISTRO DANIELLE - 775-586-1070                                              Wednesday - Lingerie Party • Body Painting by Bobby
    Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm Thursday - Sunday                                  BLU NIGHTCLUB - Theme Nights - Drink Specials - Guest DJ's
BLUE ANGEL CAFÉ - 530-544-6544                                              DEL SOUL - Happy Hour Sun - Fri 4pm - 6pm
                                                                            GALERIE BLU - Live Jazz Friday & Saturday
    Wednesday - Pasta Night • Thursday 99c Sliders
BLUE WATER BISTRO- 530-541-0113                                         MO'S PLACE - 530-542-1095
    Spectacular Over-the-Lake Dining • Locals 2 for 1                       Live Music - Pool Tables - Happy Hours - Sundays DJ Party

BUNNY RANCH - 775-246-9901                                              NAKED FISH - 530-541-FISH
    World Class Entertainment - Full Bar                                    Sushi & Unique Cuisine

THE CANTINA - 530-544-1233                                              OFF THE HOOK - 530-544-5599
    Happy Hour - Mon - Fri - 3pm - 6pm                                      Fresh Sushi, Sashimi & Seafood, Bento Boxes, Party Platters

COYOTE GRILL - 775-586-1822                                             ORCHID'S - 530-544-5541
    Video Poker • Great Food                                                Authentic Thai Cuisine over 70 Selections

CHEVYS - 530-542-1741                                                   PICCHETTI WINERY - 530-541-1500
    Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm Mon - Fri                                          Wine Tasting - Club Memberships - Weddings - Celebrations - $5 for 5 tastes

THE DIVIDED SKY - 530-577-0775                                          RIVA GRILL - 530-542-2600
    Live Music - Happy Hours 3pm - 6pm - Epic Food - Wed - Open Mic         Live Music Fri & Sat - Lakefront Dining - Happy Hour 4:30pm - 6:30pm

EDGEWOOD TAHOE - 775-588-2787                                           ROCKWATER - 530-544-8004
    Edgewood Restaurant - Lakeview Dining                                   Live Music - Tuesday Open Mic - Happy Hours - Pool - Darts

FIRE & ICE - 530-542-6650                                               ROJOS - 530-541-4960
    An Improvisational Grill - Outdoor Fire Pit                             Karaoke - Sunday & Tuesday @ 9:30pm • Drink Specials - Wed - Open Mic

FOX & HOUND - 775-588-8887                                              SAM'S PLACE - 775-588-2844
    Happy Hour 3pm - 6pm - Video Poker                                      Happy Hours - 3pm-6pm - Beer Pong Wednesdays - Pool - Vidoe Poker

FRESH KETCH - 530-541-5683                                              STEAMERS - 530-541-8818
    Live Music • Nightly Food Specials - Tahoe Keys Marina                  $2 Tacos Mon & Sat - Happy Hour 3pm - 6pm - Sunday Breakfast

HARD ROCK -775-588-6200                                                 TAHOE KEYS BAR & RESTAURANT
    Every Thursday Sierra @ Tahoe Night 6pm - 8pm                           775-588-5600 - Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm - Across from Lakeside Inn

HARRAH’S - 775-588-6611                                                 TAHOE QUEEN - 530-543-6191
    SOUTH SHORE ROOM                                                        Valentine's Day Cruise - Pints & Paddles - Squaw Cruise
    Smokey Robinson - Feb 7 •Mark Hummel's Harmonica Blowout - Feb 14
    Tony Orlando - Feb 15 • Styx - Feb 20 • Emerson Drive - Feb 21
                                                                        TONY'S CHEESESTEAKS & RAVIOLIS
                                                                            530-544-7827 - 3940 Lake Tahoe Blvd - Next to Naked Fish
    Taj Mahal - Feb 28 • Los Lobos - March
    CENTER STAGE - Arthur Hervey - Fri & Sat                            TUDOR PUB - 530-541-6603
    VEX NIGHTCLUB - Open Fri & Sat                                          Grand Opening - Feb 7 • Open Daily @ 11:30
HARVEYS - 775-588-2411                                                  TURN 3 - 530-542-3199
    IMPROV - New Comics Weekly - MC Howie Nave                              Happy Hour Mon - Fri 4pm - 7pm • Pool Tables • 16 TV's
    TAHOE LIVE STAGE - Jesse Kalin's CBK - Fri & Sat
    CABO WABO - Entertainment Nightly                                   WHISKEY DICK'S SALOON - 530-544-3425
                                                                            Live Music - Pool - Darts - Shuffleboard - Food - Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm
HORIZON - 775-588-6211                                                  ZEPHYR COVE RESORT - 775-589-4908
          Canival Cabaret - 2 Shows Nightly                                 MS Dixie Cruises • Restaurant • Marina • Lodging • Snowmobiling
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Ross Orlando's Tahoe Spotlight
     Entertainment and fun is captured        and enjoys life.                           like “Lady,” “Lorelei,” “Come Sail               Whiskey Dick’s has a variety of
all over Tahoe to enjoy.                           Feb. 14 is Mark Hummel’s              Away,” “Fooling Yourself,” “The Grand       music. Planting Seeds created happy
     The very talented and funny Dana         Harmonica Blowout. This is cool music      Illusion,” “Babe,” “The Best of Times,”     faces in the crowd. Tahoe’s Seth Hall
Carvey will be at MontBleu Feb. 14.           mixed with harmonicas at its finest.       “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Mr.           on sax wailed up a storm – what talent!
When I watched him perform before, he              Feb. 15 brings Tony Orlando, an       Roboto” and so many more.                   He’s also on KMTN TV’s Snow Report.
mixed characters from when he was on          amazing performer with high energy. His         New country music from Emerson         the Entertainer Show is at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Live TV show, movies           real name is Michael Anthony Orlando       Drives is Feb. 21. Taj Mahal, Feb. 28,      daily and other times.
like Wayne’s World, topical humor, new        Cassivitis. When I met him backstage,      mixes a lot of music styles that work to         Edgewood Tahoe Restaurant has
impersonations, and so much more.             he told me I was the real Orlando in       create a great party. Los Lobos, March      delicious food with a lake and golf
Carvey is a lot of fun to check out.          the picture we were taking. Cassivitis     7, is an excellent group to see.            course view to enjoy.
     MontBleu will have Reverend              was a movie actor, and Tony wanted              Vex Nightclub is open Friday and            Music at the Fresh Ketch, The
Horton Heat Feb. 11. He mixes a               to have his own name, one that no one      Saturday nights at Harrah’s with sexy       Beacon, McP’s Pub Tahoe, Mo’s Place,
Rockabilly style of music that’s              heard before. He started as a doo-wop      Go-Go dancers, aerial girls doing stunts    Tudor Pub, The Divided Sky, Bar 24
entertaining.                                 singer in a group, then became a music     from the ceiling, topless dancers, and $2   inside Bill’s, Riva Grill, Rockwater,
     BLU Nightclub has $2 drinks on           writer and producer. Working with Clive    drinks on Fridays.                          Tahoe Keys Bar & Restaurant and
Mondays and Fridays with Go-Go Girls,         Davis, he helped get James Taylor’s             Catch new comedians each week at       Rojo’s is great to check out.
body painting, and fire dancers.              career started. Orlando’s hits include     The Improv at Harvey’s with host Howie           Tahoe has a lot of talented musicians.
     Opal Ultra Lounge has Wednesday          “Candida,” “Knock Three Times,” “Tie a     Nave from KRLT 93.9. The Hard Rock          I checked out the variety of shows at
lingerie parties with ladies drinking         Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree”      is next door, and always a good time.       Harrah’s, including Dave Mason, The
free, ladies getting body painted, and a      (which sold over six million copies in          Horizon has Carnival Cabaret           Outlaws, Marc Broussard, and Don
lingerie show. On Thursdays drinks are        1973), “Say, Has Anybody Seen M Sweet      featuring female impersonators. You’ll      Rickles. Go see a show – it’s so much
$1 - pretty cool!                             Gypsy Rose?” and more. His TV show         see Streisand, Reba, Cher and more with     fun!
     Del Soul has a happy hour that starts    Tony Orlando and Dawn in the 70s was       humor from James “Gypsy” Haake. This             Congratulations to our own Ski Bum,
at 4:00 p.m.                                  a big hit. He mixes all styles of music    unique show captures the many talents in    Kenny Curtzwiler, for being honored
     Harrah’s has the legendary Smokey        in his show, with talented musicians and   our show biz world today.                   with a TRPA award, and for being on the
Robinson Feb. 7. The girls love Smokey        some humor thrown in. It’s a fun show           Cabo Wabo at Harvey’s is               cover of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Who
– it’s a great date night. You’ll hear hits   for all ages.                              entertaining every night.                   would have thought that ever could have
like “I Second That Emotion,” "The                 70s and 80s Rock group Styx                Lakeside Inn has karaoke and live      happened? Keep up the good work with
Tears of a Clown," "Being With You,"          performs Feb. 20. The group is lead        music, a sports book, great food and        your Entertainer columns.
and so many more hits. Smokey is              by original members Tommy Shaw on          drink specials, and a Rail Jam party in          And remember, you’re living the
one of the nicest celebs I’ve ever met        lead vocals and lead guitar, and James     the parking lot this month, Saturday Feb    dream in Tahoe!
backstage over the years. He really loves     Young on guitar. You’ll enjoy classics     21st.
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                                           Skibum Wins an Award!
                                           was the first of its kind in the Tahoe      but I really want to share the nightmare    To add a little icing to this cake I am
                                           Basin and El Dorado County in over          equally amongst them all. The TRPA          0 and 13 on getting a commercial
                                           25 years and I honestly hope it will be     has created a monster all their own         loan (All our LOCAL Banks and
                                           the last. There was not one agency I        through the continued overseeing of         Local Mortgage companies) and will
                                           dealt with, and I dealt with over 25 of     every phase of the construction and         probably lose the building anyway. I
                                           them through the County of El Dorado        implementation of all County, City,         could not have picked a worse time in
                                           alone, that had a clue as to how to go      State and Federal rules and regulations.    history or location to build a future.
     Well well well, Guess who won         about creating, developing or moving        Every phase and fee of this project was     My sympathies to Randy Lane.
the Best in the Basin Award from the       this project forward, that was left up to   doubled due to the fear of the TRPA             If the true goal of the TRPA is to
TRPA best new (and only) Mixed Use         me. Only after I submitted something        and all the regulations that could put a    maintain and increase the clarity of
building. I went to pick up the award      would the agencies begin their              stop to my project at any time, the other   the lake it should take the following
at the TRPA Governing meeting and          Mitigation, Litigation and Extortion of     agency’s wanted to be the one to save       steps.
I still can’t believe they allowed me      the project. Two agency’s, The TRPA,        the environment and damn the TRPA.              1 Declare a permanent
to talk. Of course I had an acceptance     specifically Norma Santiago and Dave        The petty squabbling and backstabbing       moratorium on all new construction
speech all ready to go and since it        Landry, and the Meyers Community            put me in the middle every time as I            2 Get out of the construction
was live and not Memorex they had          Plan folks, were the only ones who          had to deal with it, my lips are sore. To   business and back into the
to listen or at least pretend to listen,   were proactive in helping me through        truly understand what I went through        environmental business
at least their eyes were open. I can’t     this project as they showed they cared      and understand my reasoning to never            3 Place a limit on the number
put all the blame for the nightmare I      and were willing to try and get through     want to see another project like this,      of boats allowed on the lake
went through on the TRPA and I hope        this nightmare. Every other agency,         I would like the TRPA Governing                 Once again, Thank You for this
they understood that, it’s the County      specifically El Dorado County and           Board to purchase a lot and build a         award.
of El Dorado that is completely out of     Sierra Pacific Power, I had to deal         Multi-Use, Multi-Family, Commercial
control as is also the Power company.      with all had the same initial reaction      and Residential property, only in this          Any questions or information on
Their God like attitude and making         and statement “I can put a stop to this     way can you see the actual effects all      specifics please contact me.
things up as they went almost sent         because” and “What a great idea, this       your regulations are having on the
me over the edge. Anyway here is the       is what we need up here” in that order.     destruction of this place I call home.      Later. Skibum.
speech in it’s entirety.                   Due to the overwhelming power of total      We can’t have it both ways, either we       As Usual.
                                           oversight of all aspects of construction    save the environment and destroy the
    Thank You for your recognition         and a myriad of regulations, it would be    local economy up here or we continue
and award for the building. This project   easy to put all the blame on the TRPA       development and destroy the Lake.
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Locals Call Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Home
     South Shore locals have long thought of Sierra
Resort as their home mountain – and for good reason.
Their season pass is still the lowest in the area, the
employees are friendly and the vibe is just right for
kick_n back and chill_n. This winter, there are even
more reasons to love Sierra-at-Tahoe.
     On February 7, Sierra Resort will kick off their
Arts & Culture program in the Sierra Pub with free
beer tasting by Jack Russell Brewing Company, music
by local band The Tritones and art on display by South
Shore artist E. Peter Darvis. For the rest of the season,
the Sierra Pub will be a focal point for local artists and
musicians as well as the wineries and breweries from
nearby Apple Hill.
     Sierra Resort is also launching a myriad of new
deals to help out locals who might be hurting in this
winter’s weak tourism economy. Want to ski but don’t
have daycare? No problem. Any local who buys a full
price ticket can park their kid in Sierra’s state licensed
facility for free.
     Want to drink beer on a budget? The Pub Club is for
you. You buy a heafy ceramic Pub Club mug for $59.95
and Sierra Resort will fill it up all season long at happy
hour prices. Where else in this town can you get 24 oz.
of beer for just $4? And you keep the mug at the end of
the season.
     And let’s be honest . . . do terrain parks get any better
than at Sierra Resort? The Alley, Bashful, Broadway and
the Burton Progression Park are dialed in. As soon as
Mother Nature sends the snow, the South Shore’s only
Superpipe and only BoarderX course will appear.
     And you just can’t beat those tree lines . . . .
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                                        Fly Fishing                                                                                       Victor Babbit
                                        fishing quite well! Another good          course the American River can turn        some fishing this summer.
                                        fishery has been the East Walker          on this time of year as well. Pyramid          Thanks for reading and if you’re
                                        River, below Bridgeport Reservoir,        will start to pick up towards the end     looking to have some fun on one of
                                        in California. The water coming out       of the month fishing with full sinking    our local waters, stop by the shop or
                                        of the dam tends to be warmer then        lines and various bugger patterns!        give us a call and we will get you set
                                        the water down stream in the Nevada       The Trinity has been hit and miss         up with whatever it takes to have a
                                        sections and the hatches have been        with a few fish being caught lately       great day on the water! We offer full
                                        more prolific because of it.              and waiting for more weather to           guide service for the fly angler as well
                                            Baetis, Baetis and more Baetis        bring more fish but always worth a        as the spin angler and we specialize
                                        and of course a few midges as well!       shot this time of year. The Yuba is       in the family fishing experience! We
    One might not think there would     This time of year this is all you         always a safe bet during the month        are located at 2705 Lake Tahoe Blvd
be fishing this time of the year, but   need to catch fish with the exception     of February fishing with Stoneflies,      about 3.5 miles from the Casinos and
the fishing has actually been really    of a few Stones and maybe a San           Baetis and midges! For the most fun,      next to Midas Mufflers. Our Phone
good lately due to the Year-Round       Juan Worm. As long as the weather         try floating the river from the highway   number is 530-541-8208 and our web
regulations that the California Fish    continues as it has for the month of      20 bridge down to Sycamore Ranch.         address is
& Game put into effect a couple of      January, the fishing will hold strong     Big bugs on the surface this time of
years ago. Prior to this regulation     and should continue into the month        year! The American has Steelies in           Please catch and release all of
change, our only options were to        of March as well. March does not          it but needs a little more water to       your wild trout!
drive ridiculous amounts of time to     need as good of weather for the fish      improve. Look for storms to move
fish waters that were not that great    to be active due to the longer days       more fish up in the Hazel Avenue
or we would have to fish Nevada         and usual warmer temperatures that        area. Swinging Articulated Leeches
waters which have always been good      the month brings. So, if it is raining    with a Spey Rod is a blast!
during the winter months, but an        or snowing here at the lake, don’t             Since the skiing hasn’t been so
expensive license. Another bonus,       be afraid to venture to one of these      great, now is the time to try a bit
for the time being, is the amount       fisheries you might be pleasantly         of winter fly fishing! All of these
of snow on the ground which has         surprised!                                waters should only get better as the
opened up other opportunities like          If you do not mind the drive, there   month progresses and without much
the Little Truckee River. You still     are other fisheries worth checking        snow pack, this might be the best
need Four Wheel Drive and some          out including Pyramid Lake, The           time of the year to fish! Otherwise,
clearance but it is accessible and      Yuba River, The Trinity River and of      hope for more snow so we can have
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ULLR'S JIB JAM February 21 at Lakeside Inn & Casino
     Ullr has returned to Lake Tahoe once again to     participants. There will be four divisions Ski,
bring winter back to the region, yet temperatures      Snowboard, Snow Skateboard and a Jr. Jam for
are high and rain falls from the sky with no snow      those 12 and under. Sign ups are from 4 to 5 pm
at lake level. Ullr is not stoked. He wants the        in The Tavern at Lakeside. The cost to enter is
people of the planet earth to clean up their style     $20. Practice is from 5 to 6 pm. Jam #1 starts at
and keep it green. He now seeks offerings in the       6:15 to 7:15 pm. The top 20 riders will go onto
form of skilled jibbing. If you have skills on a       the Final Jam from 7:30 - 8:15 pm. Cash prizes
handrail or jib box it is time for you to bring your   will be awarded to the winner of each division.
abilities in offering to Ullr. For you who are not     Rob Giustina will unveil his newest creation of
familiar with Ullr, he is the Norse god of winter      jibtasitc obstacles. If you went to last years rail
and stepson of Thor, God of Thunder. His name          jam at Mt Bleu you are familiar with his handy
means “glorious” and has evolved to be the face        work and have seen what a dope setup Rob
of hope and good fortune, strength, stamina and        delivers.
skill. He is master of all things winter. Winter            Heavenly Mountain Resort and Corona are
sport’s enthusiasts the world over “pray” to Ullr      the major sponsors of this event. Other sponsors
when thoughts turn to snow, and give sacrifice to      are Monster Energy Drink, Hot Gossip, Shoreline
appease him in hopes of a snowy winter.                of Tahoe, Tahoe Hemp Company, Tahoe Fracture
     Ullr paid a visit to Lakeside Inn and Casino      Clinic and Orthopedics as well as many others
this past December where locals gave offerings in      supplying great raffle prizes. Lakeside will be
the form of ski & snowboard gear. The people’s         serving their great food and drink deals. Local
offering made Ullr very happy because shortly          movies will play during the competitions and
after the party the skies opened up with bountiful     Lake Tahoe DJ will provide music and colorful
snowstorms. Well, Ullr is back and people it is        commentary. This is an event you will not want
time to give sacrifice to ULLR. It is time for         to miss. Come out and show off your skill and
Ullr’s Jib Jam at Lakeside Inn and Casino. It is       win some cash in the process or come be a
time for jibbers from all walks of life to step up     spectator and take in the food, drink and jibbing.
and throw down in sacrifice to Ullr. Norse god         Ullr will be most pleased if you come and offer
Ullr is hosting a Jam style jib session contest        your goodwill to him, he may just return the
February 21, 2009 from 4 - 9 pm. The contest           favor in the form of snow. So don’t be a slouch,
will be held in the back courtyard of Lakeside         and get off your couch. Come to ULLR’s JIB
Inn and Casino.                                        JAM February 21, 2009 at Lakeside Inn and
     The contest is open to all and limited to 80      Casino.
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COMEDY FROM THE MOUNTAIN                            with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel               trick by opening for Vice President Gore
                                                    Live,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “The          and performing at both the Governors
                                                    Early Show,” “The View” and so many               Conference in Milwaukee and the Mayors
                                                    others. Aisha is also an author as if that        Convention in Reno.
                                                    wasn’t enough with her first book, Swerve:             Durst was the only comic invited to
                                                    Reckless Observations of a Postmodern             perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of
                                                    Girl, published by Dutton Books.                  Government and as mentioned earlier has
                                                          Esquire Magazine called her “Sweetly        been in demand to perform at political
                                       Howie Nave

                                                    wicked,” designating her one of its “Women        events including the Washington D.C. Press
                                                    We Love.” Maxim made her one of its               Corp. and as a correspondent for several
                                                    vaunted “Hot 100” three years in a row            cable news channels and of course Comedy
                                                    and Vibe crowned her “The next Queen of           Central. Durst also writes a daily Internet
                                                    Comedy.” Daily Variety calls her a “multi-        column and various op-ed pages for such
      It’s been a tough month already               genre threat” and Tongue gushes, “[she’s]         well respected dailies as The New York
and even though Tahoenians are used to              that impossible combination of hot-as-the-        Times and The San Francisco Chronicle.
toughing it our I think we’re all going to          day-is-long and so cool... the most unlikely      I like his spots for public transportation in
need an individual stimulus package of              crossover since Charlie Pride.”Wow. James         the bay area. Durst has been ‘green’ even
some type. I don’t mind lending some of             P. Connolly rounds out the bill and he            before the earth was warming up! His
my taxpaying money to be part of Obama’s            too is a force to be reckoned with having         bi-weekly commentaries can be heard on
819 billion dollar bailout but if I hear just       appeared Comedy Central, HBO, The Jerry           public radio’s “Marketplace” and he is a five
one more time about some Wall Street                Lewis Telethon, Ed McMahon’s “The                 time Emmy nominee and host/co-producer
dick who is using MY money so he can                Next Big Star” and hosted VH-1’s “Movie           of the award winning ongoing PBS series                One of my favorite Will Durst quotes
refurbish his office to the tune of overa           Obsessions.” He also has his own show             “Livelihood.” His work in comedy clubs           is this: “I hate the outdoors. To me the
million dollars I am personally going to fly        on XM satellite radio. Connolly and Aisha         across the country has been recognized           outdoors is where the car is.” Catch (along
out to his executive office open his golden         together but only for comedy the week of          with appearances on every show featuring         with Joel Lindley) February 10th through
parachute to make sure it is made of gold           February 3-8.                                     a brick wall, including Letterman, HBO and       the 15th.
and either toss him off of his own financial              What a year it was for political comedian   Showtime, also garnering 7 nominations for            Howie Nave is the host/emcee/
institution or fly him back to the lake so          Will Durst! Not only was this one of the          the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of           manager of The Improv @ Harveys every
we all can see that gold really does in fact        most historical presidential campaigns in         the Year. Internationally, Durst was the first   Tuesday through Sunday. Howie also hosts
sink. It used to be fun mocking these CEOs          history but to actually have been out there       American nominated for the prestigious           his own morning show (“Howie’s Morning
over at The Improv but when they are so             for Barack Obama’s inaugural address too?         Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Theater           Rush”) on 93.9 KRLT radio Monday
blind that they can’t see what it is they are       Wow. It’s because of individuals like Durst       Festival for his one man show “You Can’t         through Friday from 6 to 10am.
doing than they need to be forced out of the        that I became a fast fan of such political        Make Stuff Up Like This.”
banking industry and do community service           comedy shows as “The Daily Show with
to pay off their billion dollar bailout. Why        Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report”
not just force all shareholders of these            both on Comedy Central. Durst too was all
institutions to pay up and form their own           over the tube as a guest when it came to all
bailout because as this point I don’t give a        things political. He is quite the pundit.
shit. I’m mad as hell and not going to take               In addition to his nightly musings on
it anymore to borrow a line from the movie,         all things political comedian Will Durst has
“Network.” I think others are just as pissed        a new companion book out called “The
off as I am. Okay....calm down...proxac....         All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing.”
go to a happy place....there much better.           The book was an off-shoot from his very
      Now that I have cooled my jets some           successful one-man show of the same name
I do want to say that it’s great when people        that ran Off-Broadway. His recent interview
come up here for the first time and work            on CNN regarding his book and show is
our little room. Sometimes it may take a            making this year a very demanding one for
while but they usually eventually make it           Durst. Demand as in being in demand by
up here. Such is the case with first timer          just about everyone right now.
to The Improv Aisha Tyler. Like a lot of                  Let’s rewind here a bit before I get
folks we were first introduced to Aisha via         too bogged down with all his credits
“Talk Soup” where she followed another              and accomplishments. Durst grew up in
person who started on that show, Greg               the Midwest from the laid back state of
Kinnear. Not bad. Emmy award winning                Wisconsin. Now a baby boomer with a
pop culture show on the E! Entertainment            media-induced identity crisis, Durst,
Network served as the perfect vehicle for           according to the New York Times is “quite
Tyler allowing us to see her charm and wit          possibly the best political satirist working
through the TV lens.                                in the country today.” The Los Angeles
      But that break was actually preceded by       Times called him, “A modern day Will
so many other mini-breaks that is seems like        Rogers,” The San Francisco Examiner
ancient history now. After years perfecting         stated that he’s “the heir apparent to Mort
her standup act on the road Aisha gained a          Sahl and Dick Gregory” while The Chicago
loyal followingf that was amplified when            Tribune hailed Durst as a “hysterical hybrid
she started appearing on a slew of television       of Hunter Thompson and Charles Osgood.”
shows.                                              There are many other honors but all agree
      It’s the stand up that gave Aisha her         he is America’s premier political comic. A
start and she’ll be taping a new comedy             bi-partisan smartass at heart it was Durst
special this summer. She has so many other          who ran for mayor of San Francisco a
credits including multiple appearances              while back and actually did pretty well
on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,”                who outspent him ten to one and he still
“The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with             got more attention in the press. Here’s
David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show               a guy who in 1998 scored a political hat
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Another Late Night with LateNiteBilly
    Tahoe never ceases to amaze           Louisville Kentucky, Nappy Roots           with it the next day. My personal pic of   on Saturday, Febuary 28th at Whiskey
me! I remember when I first moved          will be visiting Mo’s Place on Tuesday,    the month - Wednesday, February 11th       Dick's Saloon for the “Johnny Cash
here over 13 years ago, it was pretty     February 10th. They have a new             at Montbleu Resort Theater.                Birthday Bash” featuring Hellbound
simple. Winter was from Thanksgiving      album out now and are best known                Blue Turtle Seduction will be         Glory and the Cash Only Band, a
through Mid-April and Summer was          for hits such as; “Awnaw”, “Round          visiting us once again at Mo’s Place on    tribute to the man himself. Hellbound
from Fourth of July till Labor Day        Da Globe,” and “Po Folks”. Nappy           Thursday, February 12th. Blue Turtle       Glory is pure Scumbag Country, as real
Weekend - everything in between was       Roots has accomplished so much early       represents the rebellious outdoor spirit   as the grime and grit on old abandoned
to gear up for the next epic season!      on in their career with their first two     of South Lake Tahoe, CA (work hard,        buildings in the towns like Reno NV,
It doesn’t seem so easy these days,       album releases “Watermelon, Chicken        play harder) wrapped into electric         Butte MT, Aberdeen WA, and Fresno
does it?! I recently heard someone ask    & Gritz” plus “Wooden Leather” and         guitar and mandolin; harmonica,            CA that the members of the band grew
“What month is it?” someone replied       were the number one selling hip-hop        harmonies, and adrenaline; drums,          up in.
“June-uary!” Sad concept, but true!       group in 2002. Don’t sleep on this         bass, and violin.                               Check me out next month as I will
Nonetheless, Late-Nite Productions        one!                                            Californais’ legendary Surf / Punk    be telling you about shows coming
keeps the Entertainment rollin’ through        Undeniably,     The      Reverend     power trio, Agent Orange will be           up with Andre Nickatina, Mommy’s
town just the same as ever!               Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, is the         invading South Lake once again on          Little Monsters (A Tribute to Social
    Reno’s “Undisputed King’s of          biggest, baddest, grittiest, greasiest,    Tuesday, February 17th at Whiskey          Distortion), Guttermouth, Exodus,
Mobile Home Rock” are coming to           greatest rocker that ever piled his hair   Dicks Saloon along with local              Swollen Members, Sweatshop Union,
town! Thats right, Big John and Scotty    up and pounded the drinks down! The        favorites, Anti-Panti and Cooking          Pigeon John, Atmosphere, Dirty
formed The Saddle Tramps in 1999.         Rev is back in town for the first time in   With Gasoline! Named after the             Heads, Afroman and more!
They started out as a comedy duo and      over four years and this time with very    chemical defoliant so chillingly used           You can also log into www.
eventually by 2000 added a drummer        special guest, Throw Rag from Salton       by the USA in the Vietnam War, Agent for more
and the gun-slinging go-go dancer Suzy    Sea, CA. Let’s be clear about something    Orange is one of a number of bands         info and a big thanks goes out to Sierra
Switchblade. You can catch their corn-    here; rock n roll, although essentially    formed in the highly active “So-Cal”       at Tahoe for supporting the scene!
fed Rock N’ Roll at Whiskey Dicks         a thing of great beauty, is on whole,      hardcore scene of Fullerton, Orange        Till next time Tahoe - Keep the Vibe
Saloon on Sunday, February 8th!           rather smelly and sweaty and dirty and     County.                                    Alive!
       Next up, Platinum Selling,         will leave you with a hangover and a            Lastly, we will be celebrating the
Southern Fried Hip-Hop from               suspicious looking rash if you wake up     Birthday of the late, great, Johnny Cash       ~LateNiteBilly
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     The famed South Shore Room welcomes a February
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calendar packed full of amazing performances as the
50th anniversary continues at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
     The month begins as legendary Smokey Robinson
takes the stage for an exclusive one night engagement
February 7. Next up, Tony Orlando brings an energetic
and exhilarating performance sure to entertain audiences
of all ages on February 15. On February 20, celebrated
rock super-group STYX takes the stage. Formed by twin
brothers Chuck and John Panozzo, STYX got their start
in the early 1960’s. Their first official release came in
1972 and the group quickly established a loyal following.
Over the years, the group has produced monster hit
classics such as, “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue
Collar Man,” “Too Much Time on my Hands,” “The
Best of Times,” and the power ballad “Babe.” Up-and-
coming Canadian country group Emerson Drive takes
the stage February 21 followed by the blues sound of
Taj Mahal on February 28.
     More amazing performances are just around the
corner as the South Shore Room enjoys this historic
anniversary celebrating 50 years of entertainment!
Hundreds of the world’s most popular singers, comedians,    Mathis, Wayne Newton, Patti Page, Diana Ross &           famed Harrah’s Lake Tahoe stage. 2009 promises to be
Broadway shows, pop bands and rock bands have               The Supremes, George Burns, Donna Summer, Danny          truly unforgettable as legendary performers such as Bob
graced the maple boards of the legendary showroom.          Thomas, Andy Williams, Louis Armstrong, Count            Newhart, Joan Rivers, The Smothers Brothers and Glen
Superstars from today and yesterday, including Frank        Basie, Loretta Lynn, Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Sonny      Campbell return to the stage. For more information and
Sinatra, Jack Benny, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand,        & Cher, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Ray Charles,        reservations for all shows, please call 800-786-8208 or
Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Dylan, Jerry Lewis, Robin             Nat “King” Cole, Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Bill    visit for details.
Williams, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, Liberace, Johnny        Cosby, Liza Minnelli, and many others, have played the
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Nightlife Evolved
     Free Drinks, $1 Drinks or $2 Drinks.      staff of lingerie clad beauties and free        dancers, gyrating. Two full service bars,
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                                                                                                                                             are legendary earning him and his band a
You can find one of the three every night at   drinks for ladies from 8 pm – midnight.         each with its’ own personality; readily       strikingly diverse fan base and a devoted
either blu Nightclub or Opal Ultra Lounge.     Thursday’s rock with $1 drinks and the          serve a very refined and well-heeled          cult following, not to mention the respect
Did I mention we do concerts too. Allow        beautiful creative body art, of the most        crowd. Perhaps Blu’s best kept secret is      of fellow musicians worldwide. If laugher
me to elaborate.                               sought after body painter in Lake Tahoe,        the back bar, a favorite among the in the     is more your bag, Emmy-award winning
     First, the seductive ambiance of          Robert Whirlwind. The end of the work           know locals. Here, body painter Bobby         comedian Dana Carvey will be bringing
“Opal Ultra Lounge” South Lake Tahoe’s         week comes alive every Friday with $2           Whirlwind transforms the lovely female        his side splitting humor to the stage with
hottest venue, delivers an upscale nightlife   select drinks all night long and exotic fire    canvass into artistically stimulating works   a one night only performance, Saturday,
experience to the MontBleu Resort and          dancers at midnight. Start your Saturdays       of art. Monday night at Blu is the Heavenly   February 14, 2009. Well known for seven
Casino. From the posh velvet-roped             out right at Opal with an 8pm – 10pm Happy      Ski & Shred Party featuring $2 select         successful seasons on Saturday night live,
entrance, to the private balcony overlooking   Hour featuring $2 drinks and half price         drinks, _ price admission with local ID’s     his portrayal of Garth in the blockbuster
the club Opal is an establishment              Hookah rentals. Saturdays, Opal admission       and tons of door prizes from Heavenly         Wayne’s World films and widespread
unparalleled in service, hospitality and       also gets you into Blu. Doors open at 8 pm.     Mountain Resort. Fridays the Sierra Snow      praise for his uncanny and exaggerated
decor. World class DJ’s appear regularly,      Bottle service & table reservations can be      Bunny Party features $2 select drinks, no     comedic impersonations, Dana Carvey
belly dancers hint of all things sensual       made by calling 775-586-2000. Visit us at       cover for ladies or locals a ski swag from    is one funny man. One of the pioneers
and body painter Bobby Whirlwind adds                             Sierra@ Tahoe. The Kirkwood Mountain          of alternative music, bassist, songwriter,
that exotic brilliance as he paints the most         MontBleu offers still yet another         Party takes place every Saturday featuring    and virtuoso Les Claypool will grace the
gorgeous female models, so provocative to      unique & astonishing club called “Blu”.         $3 Red Bull Blasters and free admission for   stage at MontBleu Theatre, Sunday, March
the eye that customers stop dead in their      This intimate nightclub offers a big-party      all ladies who make advanced reservations     8, 2009. Claypool’s wry worldview and
tracks, transfixed on long forgotten dreams    vibe, an unparalleled array of lights, sights   plus Kirkwood Mountain booty. Saturdays,      ferocious musical chops characterize the
and desires. Opal offers full VIP bottle       and sounds. Blu is loaded with cutting          Blu admission also gets you into Opal.        storied career of gritty, uncompromising
service and authentic Bohemian hookah          edge design elements. Patrons playfully         Blu is open from 10 pm till dawn and just     drive from this legendary bassist. Actor,
pipes nightly. Our winter line-up of happy     enjoy the Cabana beds creating a naughty        about anything goes. Bottle service & table   comedian and television personally David
hours, drink specials and theme nights,        illusion in a delightful, attention-grabbing    reservations can be made by calling 775-      Spade will perform his hilarious, standup
invite all to enjoy intriguing interludes      setting. The DJ’s at Blu exhibit a blend        586-2000. Visit us at     comedy, Saturday, March 14, 2009 on
and endless possibilities. Open four nights    of professionalism, outstanding mixing                The MontBleu Theatre is proud to        stage at the MontBleu Theatre. Tickets for
a week, Wednesday thru Saturday, Opal          skills and dance floor control that is always   present on February 11, 2009, The Reverend    all shows in the MontBleu Theatre can be
offers something for everyone. Every           pleasure to experience. An excellent mix of     Horton Heat, the biggest, baddest, greatest   purchased on-line through Ticketmaster.
Wednesday, step out and enjoy a Lingerie       high energy dance music keeps the dance         rocker ever. The Reverend’s country-          com or by calling the MontBleu Box Office
party night, complete with a mesmerizing       floor packed and the exquisite Go Go            flavored punkabilly and onstage antics        by calling 1-775-588-3515 ext 6151.
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