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October 30, 2014

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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. ...
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.
Photo: Clint Holmes performs at Cabaret Jazz in the Boman
A Holmes-coming for Bill Fayne at the Smith Center; Teller’s take on venues is theatrical
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Drummer Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers was honored by UNLV’s College of Fine Arts as Alumnus of the Year, but it likely won't be his last award from his alma mater. This is the first step in the school awarding ...
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.

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