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September 3, 2014

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Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Murray Sawchuck, Nathan Burton on TV; Miss Nevada pageants
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Magic and its Las Vegas magicians are everywhere you look on television this week in what’s become known as the “Wizard Wars,” which also is one of the shows premiering tonight on Syfy and is hosted by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.
Photo: Magician Jan Rouven performs in his showroom at th
Riviera illusionist Jan Rouven: I am blessed to have a successful show and live in Las Vegas
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I moved from Germany to Las Vegas three years ago and on July 1 celebrated my third anniversary of performing nightly in this wonderful city. Before relocating, I toured throughout Europe performing in a large-scale illusion production nearly every day.
Photo: 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned 2014 M
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada returns to town July 17-20
Monday, July 7, 2014
For the first time since winning the 2014 Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, La., in June, hometown beauty Nia Sanchez is returning to Las Vegas for a pageant models reunion with former Miss Nevada USA contestants.
Photo: Tom Green and Criss Angel arrive at the 2014 Billb
Criss Angel to premiere ‘Mindfreak Live’ on Nov. 13 in Dubai
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The Cirque du Soleil headliner at “Believe” has created “Mindfreak Live” that will debut in the 15,000-seat Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai on Nov. 13. It’s based on his successful TV magic show seen in more than 90 countries.
Photo: Las Vegas: the Game founders Chad Hardy and Justin
Strip Scribbles: LVMS off-road track for SEMA; ‘Las Vegas: The Game’; David Copperfield slot machine
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It’s one of the most ambitious and unique sports events to ever be planned for our city: A nighttime, 3.6-mile, off-road track to be built around Las Vegas Motor Speedway tied to the huge Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show in November.
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Strip Scribbles: Prince Charles, Penn & Teller; ‘Marriage Can Be Murder’; WFC downtown
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It was a case of life imitating art imitating life at Monday’s performance of “Marriage Can Be Murder” at the downtown D Las Vegas. One of the actors planted in the audience performed his “death” but actually passed out and fell to the ground.
Photo: Neil Patrick Harris is flanked by Penn & Teller at
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Steve Rossi, Vince Neil, Britney Spears and … Oksana Baiul?
Monday, June 23, 2014
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller perform for Britain’s future king Prince Charles at Windsor Castle tonight. It’s a charity fundraiser and also includes a Monty Python reunion, which the duo watched in rehearsals Sunday.
Photo: The wedding of The Amazing Johnathan and Anastasia
The Amazing Johnathan weds Anastasia Synn at A Special Memory Chapel in Las Vegas
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Guests included fellow magicians David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Jeff McBride, with his wife Abigail, comedy hypnotist Anthony Cools, sexy singers Elise Furr and Stephanie Jordan and a varied assortment of Las Vegas zombies.
Photo: Clint Holmes performs at Cabaret Jazz in the Boman
Clint Holmes writes sequel to ‘Great American Songbook’; Penn & Teller spend $250K on elephant/cow trick
Friday, June 6, 2014
Clint Holmes is back at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The theme of his show is “The Contemporary American Songbook” filled with songs that might well be the classics of tomorrow. ...
Photo: Scott Disick, a friend, Kourtney Kardashian, David
Face-off! Michael Jackson and Billboard Awards vs. David Copperfield and ‘The Amazing Race’
Sunday, May 18, 2014
In one corner, Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand resident headliner and illusionist David Copperfield is banking on his incredible magic to make the late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s hologram image “disappear” in the other corner.
Photo: Jim Rees, Penn Jillette, Teller and Dan Walsh at t
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller’s 40th anniversary; Britney Spears; San Gennaro Feast
Monday, May 12, 2014
On a quick transatlantic round trip over the weekend, Penn & Teller appeared on a whirlwind of London TV and radio shows to promote their tour. Their two nights each in the North of England are already sold out, and they have a five-night run at Hammersmith Apollo.
Photo: Aaron Posner and Teller discuss some finer points
Success of ‘The Tempest’ was no illusion, but is it built for Broadway?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rio magician headliner Teller has seen a lot of Broadway productions. So how does he see his original play from William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" measuring up on the Great White Way?
Photo: A fundraiser for Joanie Spina. Tommy Wind and Lanc
Magician Tommy Wind toasts 300th show in Las Vegas; reality TV series in the works
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tommy, who purchased the TW Theater on the Strip between MGM Grand and the Hawaiian Village after its owners lost their rights, is now working with his parents, Tommy Sr. and Arlene, his grandfather and his fiancee, Stacey Jackson, to upgrade and renovate it.
Photo: Criss Angel, with fiancee Sandra Gonzalez, celebra
Criss Angel, recovered from shoulder surgery, returns to ‘Believe’; ‘Magic Jam’ to continue
Monday, April 14, 2014
Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” went on hiatus for 10 weeks while Criss recuperated from January shoulder surgery in L.A. for torn muscles that separated during a Times Square hanging escape stunt for his Spike TV series also titled “Believe.”
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.

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