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Wednesday Ticker: Vegas pools and Irish castles

August 08, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

will.i.am has been added to the Labor Day weekend slate of DJs and producers performing at Encore Beach Clubhttp://www.encorebeachclub.com/flash/index.php and Surrender Nightclubhttp://surrendernightclub.com/flash/index.php in Las Vegas. He’ll appear Friday, Sept. 2 and renowned DJ Kaskade will be there Sunday, Sept. 4, (702) 770-7300)….Ireland’s Ashford Castle, www.ashford.ie  which dates to 1228, is putting on a “Hogwarts Halloween, with treasure hunts and magic classes ….Yotel. a New York hotel, features a 20-foot-tall robotic arm that handles luggage in the lobby … Hotwire.com’s most popular Labor Day destination? New York City, based on the discount travel website’s bookings. San Francisco is No. 5,  San Diego, No. 8….The Milwaukee Irish Festhttp://irishfest.com will feature 100 entertainers on 16 stages, Aug. 18-21 …. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall will honor the 48th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech Aug. 28, with a guest list that includes Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jaime Foxx and George Lucas. Ticket and hotel packages, click here, http://reservations.washington.org/3414_welcome.html or call (855) 201-1655.... Travel quote of the day: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines … Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)

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