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January 27, 2015

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Photo: Eric Church brings his The Outsiders World Tour to
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Las Vegas:
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with a shellfish platter that included oysters, lobster bisque and mahi mahi.
Photo: 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned 2014 M
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA, ‘Duck Dynasty,’ Amazing Johnathan, Kerry Simon, AVN contest
Monday, January 19, 2015
Las Vegas:
Our Miss Nevada USA turned Miss USA Nia Sanchez underwent her interview session for judges over the weekend in advance of the live, three-hour NBC telecast of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Miami this Sunday.
Body failing and mind on fire, The Amazing Johnathan reflects on his gloriously unhinged legacy
Body failing and mind on fire, The Amazing Johnathan reflects on his gloriously unhinged legacy
Thursday, January 15, 2015
"Not doing my show, at first it didn’t bug me. It’s starting to bug me now. I think when you stop working, you die."
Photo: David Copperfield poses for a picture with a fan d
Criss Angel, David Copperfield collaborator opening theme park in Utah
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Magic:
Las Vegas illusionist and magic builder Curtis Hickman, who in his decade here has created illusions for Criss Angel and David Copperfield, has become chief creative officer of a 45-acre adventure park under construction at $100 million in Evermore, Utah.
Photo: Anthony Bourdain films his CNN series Parts Unknow
Strip Scribbles: Ben Vaughn’s new downtown restaurant; Canon USA benefit; Rio turns 25
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Las Vegas:
Culinary personality and Food Network star chef Ben Vaughn is joining forces with Kent and Lance Johns of the historic Atomic Liquors & Bar on Fremont Street to open a downtown Las Vegas restaurant late spring or early summer.
Photo: Penn Jillette presents a check to Opportunity Vill
Headliner Penn Jillette regrets ‘not doing more of nothing’
Monday, December 22, 2014
Q+A:
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words. Penn Jillette, Illusionist, comedian, headliner at the Rio ...
Photo: Dirk Arthur and his 2-month-old white tiger cub Sa
Dirk Arthur keeps big cat magic alive with ‘Wild Illusions’ at Riviera
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Strip:
Dirk Arthur has bounced around several Strip theaters, including Jubilee at Bally’s and most recently O’Sheas before it was transformed into part of the Linq Hotel. Now Dirk has started a residency with his show “Wild Illusions” at the Riviera.
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.

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