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Thought I’d share a sneak peak of some of the merchandise coming to the CRISS ANGEL Believe Retail Store. Each poster is $20 and can be purchased in the store or via email at LuxorShopping@Luxor.com. Enjoy!

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - White Shirt

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - Glimmer Eye

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - Kayala

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - Crimson

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Yesterday, I did an interview with our internal PR guru, Craig. He recently started an all-company internal newsletter and wanted his next article to be about what MGM MIRAGE is doing in the Social Media space.

I talked about this blog, Luxor’s Facebook and MySpace pages and my thoughts on social media and why it was important that Luxor participate. Craig doesn’t have a blog or a Facebook profile and he hasn’t checked his MySpace one in months, so it was hard for him to share and understand my enthusiasm. So, I switched gears and started talking about Twitter. I mentioned that earlier I tweeted about this interview. Craig thought that was cool. Then, I had an idea. I said, “Hey, let’s ask the twitterverse a question. What do you want to ask?” We came up with this:

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Within ONE minute I had several responses. In less than five minutes, I had over 30 amazing responses! Craig was shocked and amazed. I could see his eyes light up and the light bulb go off. He got it. He understood the importance, the cool factor and the value of social media. In less than three minutes YOU were able to explain what I had been trying to explain for 30 minutes.

These were just a few of the responses:

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To all those that responded to my question and helped out yesterday, THANK YOU. You are all truly amazing and special people… you ROCK MY SOCKS!

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Because Luxor is so diverse, from its staff to its venues, hearing only one “voice” on this blog would be an inaccurate portral of Luxor. So, I plan to work with employees and various departments to get as many different voices and Guest Posts as possible. Below is one from Kussette who works at Liquidity, the center bar at Luxor.
 
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Luxor was known for its Egyptian theme, hieroglyphics on the wall, mummies, pharaoh, sphinx, obelisk, RA, Nile and Nefertiti’s. Now, those were things of the past. The Luxor is reborn. There is a whole new different experience from what was ancient. We’re now more living in the present with a more lively and provocative atmosphere in the center bar, Liquidity and restaurant and nightclubs like LAX and CatHouse. We got the perfect hang out to talk and meet new people in Aurora– lobby bar. Why not try some refreshing cocktails on your first landing to Vegas. I recommend the Liquid Lemonade as one of the most refreshing cocktails invented. How about something different like a Strawberry Caprioskasfor the sweet tooth drinker or the popular signature drink Aurora which is fresh blueberries martini. It would be best to have it on Thurs-Mon from 8pm-6am. Don’t ask why, just take my word on it 😉

Not to mention, Flight, the best hang out while waiting for flights departure in LAS airport or to go to LAX nightclub on Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat. One should definitely try the flights such as the First Class Whiskey or First Class Tequila. You’ll be paying much less to try ultra premium spirits in this bar than any other bar ever. Such as Patron Platinum and Crown XR plus it comes with the most creative garnishes ever like beef jerky for whiskeys and butterscotch candies for apple martinis. You name it they have the most eclectic menu out there.

In Liquidity, which is the center bar of it all, you can taste the slow dripping Absinthe.

Lastly, Criss Angel or Carrot Top might be the next person you see hanging out in one of the lounge or nightclubs mentioned. There is more to come at Luxor, like escalators, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and BODIES… The Exhibition and a whole bunch more for the ecstatic, energetic and full spirit crowd.

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This past Friday (Halloween) was the official opening of our newest show, CRISS ANGEL Believe! It was an amazing experience and I plan to share it over the next few posts. To start, I thought I’d list some of the celebs that were present and walked the Black Carpet (our version of a Red Carpet):

  1. Adam Shankman (So You Think You Can Dance)
  2. AJ Buckley (CSI NY)
  3. Alan Thicke (Growing Pains)
  4. Alizma (Violin)
  5. Amazing Jonathan (stand-up comedian/magician)
  6. Anthony Cools (Hypnotist)
  7. Bridget Marquardt (Girls Next Door)
  8. Carrot Top (Comedian)
  9. Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
  10. Clint Holmes (Singer/Songwriter)
  11. Deborah Gibson (Singer/Songwriter)
  12. Dirk Arthur (Xtreme Magic)
  13. Evangeline Lilly (LOST)
  14. Dominic Monaghan (LOST)
  15. Fantasy Girls
  16. Frank Marino (Le Cage)
  17. Gerry McCambridge (The Mentalist)
  18. Hinder
  19. Holly Madison (Girls Next Door)
  20. Jeff Beacher &  Ooompaloompas
  21. Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch)
  22. John Thompson (The Great Tomsoni)
  23. Jonathan Togo (CSI Miami)
  24. Justin Long (Apple’s Mac Campaign)
  25. Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers)
  26. Ken Baumann (The Secret Life of an American Teenager)
  27. Kerry Simon (Chef)
  28. Louie Anderson (Comedian)
  29. Marie Osmond
  30. Michael Goddard (Artist)
  31. Michael Johns (American Idol 7)
  32. Michael Strahan (NFL)
  33. Mike Tyson
  34. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
  35. Nathan Burton (Comedian Magician)
  36. Penn & Teller (Illusion and Comedy Headliners, Rio Hotel)
  37. Rasheda Ali (Daughter of Muhammad Ali)
  38. Reid Scott (It’s All Relative)
  39. Vanessa Branch (Orbitz Gum)
  40. Robert Hoffman (Dancer, Step Up)
  41. Siegfried Fischbacher (Siegfried & Roy)
  42. Sully Erna (Godsmack)
  43. Tanya Roberts (That 70s Show, Charlie’s Angels)
  44. Tera Patrick
  45. Evan Seinfeld (The Spyderz)
  46. Tila Tequila (MTV)
  47. Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot)
  48. Victor Webster (The Lot)
  49. Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)
  50. Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show)
  51. Zowie Bowie (Red Rock Casino Nightclub Act)

WOAH! That’s a lot of celebs. You can see some of the candid pictures from the Black Carpet here. Check back later as I continue to add pictures (there were A LOT!)

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