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December 29, 2014

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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.”
Photo: Tianna Scartabello, Americas Got Talent Season 9 w
‘AGT’ Season 9 winner Mat Franco: ‘I felt like David Copperfield for a moment’
Friday, September 26, 2014
Magic:
At 4 years old, Mat Franco dreamed of making it big in magic by starting to teach himself card tricks. At 12, he became the youngest student ever in Henderson magician Jeff McBride’s Magic Academy classes. One week ago, he made TV history.
Photo: John Payne and Robin McAuley perform with other ba
In one magic stroke, Trop lures ‘Rock Vault’ and Jan Rouven
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In a sweep affecting three hotel-casinos — so far — “Raiding the Rock Vault” is vacating the theater at Westgate Las Vegas and moving to Tropicana Theater. ...
Photo: Emily West, Mat Franco and host Nick Cannon on the
Magician Mat Franco wins Season 9 of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ to headline on the Strip
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Television:
Las Vegas magic is hotter than ever on television and with U.S. viewers thanks in part to Henderson masked magician and teacher Jeff McBride, who taught Mat Franco ahead of his $1 million win on Wednesday night’s “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.
Photo: The Naked Magicians.
Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Liam Payne, Wynn, Adelson, Murren
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s an eye-grabbing title, among other body parts, and, yes, three close-up magicians and an improv comedienne could lose their clothes while performing close-up magic in a new show coming to the Strip near MGM Grand.
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the ma
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.
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the ma
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. ...

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