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October 1, 2014

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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.
Photo: Elise Hansen, Criss Angel, Robin Leach and Claire
Strip Scribbles: Gloria Estefan, Criss Angel, Robosaurus, Carlo’s Bakery, ‘Pawn Stars,’ gay dayclub Xposed!
Monday, March 24, 2014
More headline names are being added to the Keep Memory Alive tribute to Gloria Estefan, but I’ve learned exclusively that Carole King, Jordin Sparks, Rita Moreno, Fantine, Ricky Martin and Jon Secada will all perform duets with Gloria at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photo: The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
Q+A: Teller reveals secrets of his William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at Smith Center
Thursday, February 20, 2014
When the Smith Center unveiled its Season 3 of Broadway productions Tuesday night, magic master Teller dazzled attendees with an advance look at his upcoming version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” which isn’t in the new nine-show lineup.
Photo: Criss Angels
Surgery doesn’t put Criss Angel in straitjacket; Terry Fator returns to Letterman in media blitz
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Criss Angel’s shoulder surgery has shelved “Believe” at the Luxor, but a clip of the operation is now in “Magic Jam” in the same theater. After undergoing the major procedure Jan. 9, Angel was told to take it easy for six months.
Photo: Criss Angels
Q+A: Despite surgery and rehab, Criss Angel presents ‘Magic Jam,’ reveals ‘Believe’ illusion
Friday, February 14, 2014
Magician Criss Angel was told that if he didn’t undergo shoulder surgery, he might be eventually forced to give up performing magic. The Luxor headliner and global and TV superstar knew that he had no choice but to go under the knife.
Photo: Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray on the finale of
‘Rachael vs. Guy’ finale: Penn Jillette vs. Herschel Walker — who won?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Four contestants made it through to the finals: Actress Florence Henderson was on Rachael Ray’s team with Penn Jillette, and singer Tiffany was on Guy Fieri’s team with Herschel Walker. They battled preparing a three-course meal on a dinner cruise.
Photo: Randy Couture and Rick Harrison at The D Las Vegas
Strip Scribbles: Penn vs. Florence Henderson; Criss Angel debuts ‘Magic Jam’; Randy Couture, Rick Harrison at D Las Vegas
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Rio magician headliner Penn Jillette was voted safe on Monday night’s fifth episode of “Rachael vs. Guy” on the Food Network. Now he goes into next week’s finals with fellow team member Florence Henderson to see which one wins the $50,000 prize for charity.

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