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September 18, 2014

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Photo: Foster the People performs at Boulevard Pool at Th
Celebrity preview: Bastille, Jason Derulo, Foster the People, Aloe Blacc, Claire Sinclair, Jay Cutler
Friday, April 18, 2014
Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! Viva Las Vegas — it’s also a rockabilly pin-up party weekend, plus a lot of music high notes. The Strip plays host to Foster the People and Phil Lesh, the founding member of The Grateful Dead, while Tyler Farr takes care of country.
Photo: Adam Gregory and Marie Osmond at the 38th Annual D
Strip Scribbles: Penn Jillette’s restaurant; Marie Osmond’s movies; Victor Drai’s palm trees
Monday, April 14, 2014
Guy Fieri said of Penn Jillette: “He surprised you, he surprised everybody — no B.S. If Penn Jillette wanted to open a restaurant tomorrow, he could. He’s not just good; he’s great. There’s no reason for me to say that because he wasn’t even on my team.”
Photo: The world premiere of William Shakespeare's
Photos: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ premiere is ‘pure brilliance’ and Broadway bound; more Shakespeare to come?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When our silent Rio headliner magician Teller decided to produce his vision of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” you knew that there’d be magic — and what incredible illusions he has created to weave naturally into the story that England’s preeminent dramatist envisioned in the 1600s.
Photo: Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan rehearse for the 48th
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
Friday, April 4, 2014
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as alternatives. If you love Nashville sounds, then you are in heaven this weekend.
Photo: Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, Ma
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The Tempest” being extended from two weeks to one month, people are still fighting for tickets.
Photo: Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, Ma
Magic set is larger as Teller’s passion, ‘The Tempest,’ prepares to open at Smith Center
Friday, March 28, 2014
Headliner magician Teller’s fascination with changing reality has not ebbed over the years, and William Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" is a heartfelt project that built steam years ago at the Rio.
Photo: Tims Vermeer by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Tel
Teller wins copycat lawsuit against European entertainer; Nathan Burton vs. Murray Sawchuck?
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Rio headliner magician Teller went after Belgian-born Gerard Dogge — an appropriate last name under the circumstances — for posting his copycat “The Rose and Her Shadow” illusion on YouTube with an offer to sell the instructions for $3,000.
Photo: Gavin McHale, Jaymes Vaughan, James Davis and Ryan
‘The Amazing Race’ producers to host casting call in Las Vegas on Saturday
Thursday, March 20, 2014
There will be six hours of continuous contestant interviews starting at 9 a.m. at Team Ford located at US 95 and Ann Road. Each team will have one minute in front of a camera to explain and demonstrate why they should be the next team to take on the challenges.
Photo: Elvis Costello.
Celebrity preview: Elvis Costello, Mint 400, Kathy Griffin, Bill Cosby, ‘Supernatural’ and Tool
Friday, March 14, 2014
It’s a weekend where one could accurately say, “In with the new, but not out with the old.” As a brand-new concert venue officially opens on the Strip with more modern acts, we have several legends still in the spotlight, plus, the official openings of some familiar dayclubs.
Photo: The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
Q+A: Teller reveals secrets of his William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at Smith Center
Thursday, February 20, 2014
When the Smith Center unveiled its Season 3 of Broadway productions Tuesday night, magic master Teller dazzled attendees with an advance look at his upcoming version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” which isn’t in the new nine-show lineup.
Photo: Jim Rees, Penn Jillette, Teller and Dan Walsh at t
Q+A: Penn Jillette prepares to shoot crowd-funded film ‘Director’s Cut’ in March
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It took just six weeks for Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette to raise $1.2 million with 4,700 crowd-funding supporters, and now his film “Director’s Cut” about crowd-funding will begin shooting next month. In the film, Penn plays “a really bad guy.”
Photo: Tims Vermeer by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Tel
Q+A: Penn & Teller’s ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ attempts to solve one of the great art mysteries
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller have made movie magic capturing video-technology magic in an attempt to solve one of the world’s greatest art mysteries. It has all wound up in a unique film produced by Penn Jillette and directed by Teller.
Photo: Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio
Strip Scribbles: Penn Jillette’s winnings on ‘Rachael vs. Guy’; Jon Taffer’s live ‘Bar Rescue’
Thursday, February 13, 2014
There’s another topper to our story on Tuesday of Rio magician headliner Penn Jillette’s $15,000 win for our beloved charity Opportunity Village on the Season 3 finale of the Food Network’s “Rachael vs. Guy”: Total winnings for Penn’s came to $20,000.
Photo: Players participate in the $1,000 No Limit Hold 'E
WSOP announces calendar for 2014 event
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Poker:
The 45th annual World Series of Poker kicks off the day after Memorial Day, culminating with a November main event worth $10 million, organizers announced today.
Photo: Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray on the finale of
‘Rachael vs. Guy’ finale: Penn Jillette vs. Herschel Walker — who won?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Four contestants made it through to the finals: Actress Florence Henderson was on Rachael Ray’s team with Penn Jillette, and singer Tiffany was on Guy Fieri’s team with Herschel Walker. They battled preparing a three-course meal on a dinner cruise.

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