Sunday, February 28, 2010

Opera House Stars

Amaragosa Opera House's stars Marta Becket and Sandy Scheller. Today they will both be performing today at 2:00 pm. Break a leg ladies!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sandy Scheller

Sandy Scheller brings Marta Becket's Pagliacci to life during her one woman show If These Walls Could Talk. If These Walls Could Talk is thoughtful, wonderful and fun tribute to Marta Becket and the Amargosa Opera House. You can catch this marvelous show tonight at 7:00pm, call ahead for reservations 760-852-4441 you'll be glad you did!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Marta Becket

The fabuous Marta Becket performing at the Amargosa Opera House. A wonderful and engaging storyteller, she had the audience in stitches. A must see show. Only 1 1/2 hours from Las Vegas a MUST see show and the price is right $15.00.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Inside the Opera House

Getting ready for a Sunday Matinee at the Amargosa Opera House. We got the chance to preview the Opera House before the show. The murals were all hand painted by Marta Becket. Over the course of 4 years Marta painted the murals so she would have an audience to dance for.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

She's an Angel Now...

Last night after 5 1/2 years of living with dementia, my dear sweet Mother passed on. She's an angel now.
Here's an acrostic poem her granddaughter Sarah wrote for her:
Young at heart
Her Granddaughter Allison made her a lovely card with Irish Gold coins, wishing her well.
Good bye Mom, I'll miss you terribly. I'll always remember the day I took this picture of you and your $10 milkshake. We were both so happy. I just don't know what else to say.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Post Cards From The Edge of California

We made the trip to Death Valley Junction, about 1 1/2 hours outside of Las Vegas. That's right 1 1/2 hours that's all it took to travel back in time. What's in Death Valley Junction you say? The Amargosa Opera House of course!

I shot this post card at the Cafe next door to the Opera House.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Name You Can Trust!

Auntie Moe's Trading Post in Indian Springs, Nevada, for all of you Southwest Souvenir needs.
I had a truly amazing adventure yesterday I have an awesome bunch of pics I need to sort through and to share with you.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Year of the Tiger Part 2

Ok, so I know you already know that this is the Year of the Tiger, since I already posted a Tiger from a different hotel. This Tiger was just too awesome to not post. This is the Palazzo's Tiger.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chinese New Year

You may or may not know but the Chinese New Year celebration lasts 15 days. Right now we are at about the halfway mark. This is a shot of the Dragon during the Dragon dance at the Venetian.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wedding Crashers

Rule #2 Never use your real name. That's right I'm a Wedding Crasher! This couple was getting married at the Venetian on the Ponte al di Piazza last Saturday. I couldn't resist taking a couple of shots of the happy couple.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I've decided to end ALVDP Shoe Week with a pair of fun shoes, in the hopes that spring will soon be here. You'll find these shoes inside Shoo0z at the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes .

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Silver Slipper

Today's shoe is none other than the Silver Slipper. The Silver Slipper, a Strip casino open from 1960-1988. Since leaving the Strip, this Slipper called the Neon Boneyard home until 5 months ago. The restored Silver Slipper now graces the Las Vegas Cultural Corridor, Downtown.

I got to see the Slipper last year during the Photojojo Safari , it was a bit "scuffed up". A few years earlier Wayne Newton had put his his foot thru it near the bow during a photo shoot. Thanks to the folks at the Neon Museum it has been restored for all to enjoy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mardi Gras Shoes

It seems I picked a very busy week for shoe week. Let's see there has been Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Presidents Day and now Fat Tuesday; Mardi Gras. This show belongs to a Harrah's Jester statue, located at the entrance to the the hotel lobby.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

A red high heel graces ALVDP today for shoe week. You can find this red shoe Downtown at Fremont Street East. Happy Valentine's Day and Happy New Year to every one who celebrates Chinese New Year!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Clown Shoe

Yes, it's a clown shoe. It's the Circus Circus marquee clown's shoe. As you know today is day 2 of ALVDP Shoe Week.

This is the closest thing to a Pink Sneaker. Pink Sneaker you ask, what's with this Pink Sneakers business? Well Pink Sneakers Productions is looking for tight knit, entertaining family for a new reality show. Any ALVDP fans who are 21 and over, who have a family interested in their own reality show should send a current photo and a short bio to Be sure and tell them Mo sent ya!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yves St Laurent

Yves St Laurent on the Strip at City Center. Today kick's off Fashion Week in NYC, to celebrate thisI have decided that this will be Shoe Week at ALVDP!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Prehistoric Gaming

Once upon a time before Super Mario Brothers was even a twinkle in a developer's eye, there was Pinball. This was how we entertained ourselves. This is a shot inside the Pinball Hall of Fame on Tropicana.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

Today is the long awaited Super Bowl. The Colts vs The Saints, it promises to be quite an exciting game. I'm rooting for Peyton Manning and the Colts to win, however if Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints win that's cool too. The halftime show's headliner will be The Who (one of my favorite bands. Yesterday we went to the Pinball Hall of Fame and I saw this Pinball Wizard machine I thought this would be a good post for today.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Go Red for Women 2010

Today is national Go Red Day, Americans are wearing red to draw attention to heart disease in women. I shot this red dress out at Las Las Vegas, I thought it looked alot like the Heart Association's red dress. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

For the Birds

Parrots outside of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, at the Flamingo on the Strip. You can get your picture taken with them on your shoulder. They don't seemed to get spooked by all the curious onlookers.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This shot is an emblem on the side of an old TV Repair van. Yes, that's right your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. A TV Repair van . Remember those? Remember when people used to repair things instead of throwing things away? Yeah, it seems like eons ago.

This was at the Clark County Heritage Museum, notice the atomic symbol.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1946 Plymouth

From the Clark County Heritage Museum, this is the emblem from the 1946 Plymouth.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Theme Day

Wow February 1, 2010 here already! One month down in a new decade, and another CDP Theme Day. This month's theme is Wood. After many shots of things made of wood this is my favorite, a wooden clothes pin. I shot this at the Clark CountyHeratige Museum yesterday. Check out the rest of the CDP gangs interpretation of wood here: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants