LAS VEGAS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Sinatra was instrumental in
turning Las Vegas into one of the most popular entertainment destinations
in the world. Throughout his career, and as the leader of the Rat Pack, he
performed and played at numerous resorts and hot-spots along the
On May 14, Las Vegas will pay tribute to one of its most beloved
entertainers, officially declaring the day, the 10th anniversary of his
passing, as "Frank Sinatra Day." The proclamation is amongst a series of
events planned to honor the entertainment legend, which begin with the
dedication of the USPS Frank Sinatra Stamp:
TUESDAY, MAY 13
o 12:00 p.m. (PDT) -- Tina Sinatra (Frank's daughter) joins Postal
Service Governor James Bilbray and stamp artist Kazuhiko Sano at the
Bellagio fountains main alcove to officially dedicate the Frank Sinatra
stamp. Remote post offices at the Bellagio and Wynn will sell the
first-day issue stamp and other merchandise.
o 12:00 p.m. (PDT) -- Rossi Ralenkotter, President and CEO of the
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, will read an official
proclamation from Mayor Oscar Goodman declaring May 14 as
Frank Sinatra Day.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
o Frank Sinatra Day in Las Vegas
o 12:00 a.m. (PDT) -- Across the Las Vegas Strip, marquees at Bally's,
Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Fremont Street
Experience, Golden Nugget, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Las Vegas,
Monte Carlo, New York - New York, Palms, Sahara, The Mirage,
Treasure Island and Wynn Las Vegas will post a special tribute to the
man who helped define Las Vegas.
o 12:00 a.m. (PDT) -- Steve Wynn to lead members of the Sinatra family
and other guests in a special toast at a private VIP reception in
Wynn Las Vegas.
Frank Sinatra's children will join U.S. Postal Service Board of
Governors Chairman Alan Kessler May 13 to celebrate the return of the
"Chairman of the Board" -- Frank Sinatra -- as he is immortalized on 120
million 42-cent First-Class stamps. Dedication ceremonies will also take
place in New York City and Hoboken, NJ. The events take place on the eve of
Sinatra's death and are free and open to the public.
About the LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with
marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination
worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and
Cashman Center. With approximately 136,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone
and 9.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the
LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure
and business visitors to the area. For more information on Las Vegas, go to
http://www.LVCVA.com or http://www.VisitLasVegas.com. For our extended
destinations including Laughlin and Mesquite, please go to
http://www.VisitLaughlin.com and http://www.VisitMesquite.com.
SOURCE Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority