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November 27, 2014

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Photo: Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sa
Q+A: Murray Sawchuck’s blind drive leads to 21 escapes, TV appearances galore
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Magic:
Magician Murray Sawchuck’s contributions to magic on television were recognized at the Los Angeles Fame Awards show one week ago: He was presented with a Career Achievement Award in the Magic Arts.
Photo: Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sa
Murray Sawchuck’s new focus: Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
In the end, Murray Sawchuck had to be more than a poser. Not that it wasn’t a great deal of fun following Sawchuck canvas the valley mugging for photos in front of hotel-casino marquees with such self-written captions as, ...
Photo: Tom Green and Criss Angel arrive at the 2014 Billb
Criss Angel escapes injury free from Houdini straightjacket stunt
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Magic:
“It was hugely successful,” Felix Rappaport, COO at Foxwoods in Connecticut and former Luxor president, told me. “We had an enthusiastic crowd of over 10,000 people watching. Criss was fabulous from start to finish. It was an elaborate and mind-blowing stunt.”
Photo: Randy Couture puts Criss Angel in a choke hold on
Criss Angel: ‘Life is death without change’; talks second Houdini escape
Monday, November 10, 2014
Magic:
“Mindfreak Live” is based on his A&E hit series “Mindfreak” that ran from 2005-2010 with 96 episodes in more than 100 countries. His second touring show “The Supernaturalists” will premiere at Foxwoods next June for a three-week run before its national and world tour.
Photo: KISS begins their residency at The Joint on Wednes
KISS gives away the house; Steve Wynn recalls the days of going full throttle
Thursday, November 6, 2014
During a rare quiet moment in the KISS opening-night performance Wednesday night at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, the band broke between “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. ...
Photo: Randy Couture puts Criss Angel in a choke hold on
Criss Angel dices with death again in his latest stunt
Monday, November 3, 2014
Magic:
Although he is the only person to ever be successful in the Houdini Death Escape, Criss Angel paid a huge price ripping his right bicep off the bone and with shoulder tears in two places on his right shoulder.
Photo: Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sa
‘The Dennis Bono Show’ airs it out; Sawchuck goes on his Murray way
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Popular among locals since it debuted 15 years ago at Sunset Station, “The Dennis Bono Show” has been buoyed by a new syndication deal Bono signed with the CRN Network. He now reaches 30 additional radio stations ...
Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Criss Angel to launch third production, aims for six in next four years
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Magic:
Juggling three shows will take magic powers as Criss Angel continues with his 10-year-deal for “Believe” on the Strip. He premieres “Mindfreak Live” at Foxwoods in Connecticut next month and again in January with a two-week East Coast tour.
Photo: Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement
Strip Scribbles: Vince Neil, Las Vegas Outlaws, Criss Angel, Houdini, ‘Ink Master’
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Las Vegas:
The rivalry is on between Motley Crue and hometown rocker Vince Neil and his new Arena Football League team the Las Vegas Outlaws and the L.A. Kiss owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS.
Photo: The Amazing Johnathan at
The Amazing Johnathan stuns ‘ENTSpeaks’ audience: ‘I have a year to live’
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Amazing Johnathan is the last in line on this night after a series of five speakers at Inspire Theater on Fremont East in downtown Las Vegas. Before him, we have been regaled in ...
Photo: Dennis Hopper, Dirk Arthur and baby leopard Jan in
Big cats returning to the Strip with Dirk Arthur’s ‘Wild Illusions’ at Riviera
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Kats Report:
“Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions” opens Dec. 1 and is tentatively scheduled to perform nightly at 7, dark Fridays. Over time, he’ll likely add matinee shows to the schedule on Saturdays and Sundays.
Photo: Dennis Hopper, Dirk Arthur and baby leopard Jan in
Big cats scrambling back to the Strip with Dirk Arthur’s ‘Wild Illusions’ at the Riv
Monday, October 6, 2014
“Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions” opens Dec. 1 and is tentatively scheduled to perform nightly at 7, dark Fridays. Over time, he’ll likely add matinee shows to the schedule on Saturdays and Sundays. ...
Photo: Siegfried & Roy with the cast of
Roy Horn’s 70th at 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque and ‘Michael Jackson One’
Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Kats Report:
Siegfried Fischbacher has said it before, and repeatedly, for a very long time. “Always, I am waiting for Roy (Horn),” he says. “It is the story of my life.” ...
Photo: Siegfried & Roy with the cast of
Roy Horn’s 70th celebrated at 1923 and with ‘Michael Jackson One’
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Siegfried Fischbacher has said it before, and repeatedly, for a very long time. “Always, I am waiting for Roy,” he says. “It is the story of my life.” ...
Photo: Mel B at the premiere of
‘AGT’ judge Mel B on winner magician Mat Franco: ‘He amazed everybody’
Friday, September 26, 2014
Planet Hollywood:
Mel B, judging for her second year on “AGT,” told me: “Mat really brought magic back in a big way. The audiences at home and in the theater loved him. He had a little bit of edginess to himself in performing. I loved what he did.”

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