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Shania Twain back in Concert with a new residency in Las Vegas, Nevada!

One of the things on my personal bucket list, was to see Shania Twain live again before she retires or moves on as a judge, possibly, on a popular talent show…who knows? I received an invite to come and review the show. If I may boast a little, some of my best interviews as an entertainer myself, were with Tommy Shaw of Styx, David Pack of Ambrosia; (who I actually had the pleasure of singing on stage with at Spaghettini’s in Seal Beach, Ca.), and last but not least, smooth jazz artists, Mindi Abair and Peter White. My list could go on and on, but enough about me. This residency in Las Vegas takes place at the Bakkt Theatre inside of Planet Hollywood. There were 2500 people in attendance, and most of the women had on Shania boots, hats, tops, you name it! It was a showdown!!! Just to give you a heads up, arrive 3-4 hours early if you’re driving yourself. Or, you may want to travel in style like I tend to and come in a limo town car or Uber. When the doors opened for n
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Time for wine at ‘Vina Castellano’ Winery – one of the very best in the foothills on your way to Lake Tahoe!!

On my way to Lake Tahoe, it was recommended to me to stop by Vina Castellano winery in Auburn, Ca., not only because of their great red wines, but the grounds are beautiful with a large pond and outdoor seating that is more than welcoming. It’s a very charming place and the staff are absolutely delightful! It was great to meet with Lisa Duron, the Wine Tasting Room Manager. She told me that this is a spanish winery, founded by Gabe Mendez 25 years ago. All wines are estate grown. Gabe and his daughter, Teena, are committed to the idea that Mediterranean varietals from Spain, Italy and the South of France will secure the Sierra Foothills and Placer County for the years to come. They received ‘Best of Class’ from the San Francsico Chronicle for their, ‘Tempranillo’ wine. This is Spains #1 wine grape. I sampled it and it is ‘fantastic’! The Stone Barrel Cave and Tasting room is fabulous. The rocks are natural. This cave took 2 years to build. Many
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Virginia City, Nevada~ What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

  Step back in time in Virginia City!! I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Virginia City. If you’re like me, you want to go back in time and have a great experience whether it’s dining, entertainment or lodging. You certainly don’t want to leave too early. Three days is perfect to get away to this famous historical western town where you walk the streets with buildings dating back to the 1800’s; some refurbished. There is great shopping! Find yourself a dynamite western hat, or leather boots, or a beautiful victorian blouse, or get some candy and memorabilia at the Virginia City Mercantile Shop. Some of the best food you will ever eat is at the Sawdust Corner or the Bonanza Cafe. Here are some hard facts about Virginia City:  At 6200 feet on Mount Davidson, historic Virginia City is 25 miles from Reno and 45 miles from Lake Tahoe. Like many cities in Nevada, Virginia City was a mining “boomtown” with more than $400 million in g
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