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 world-famous Strip. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080421/LAM532LOGO) 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