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April 24, 2014

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Penn & Teller

The world premiere of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" directed by Teller and Aaron Posner on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Symphony Park at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ premiere is ‘pure brilliance’ and Broadway bound; more Shakespeare to come?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When our silent Rio headliner magician Teller decided to produce his vision of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” you knew that there’d be magic — and what incredible illusions he has created to weave naturally into the story that England’s preeminent dramatist envisioned in the 1600s.
Musical director for "The Tempest" Kenny Wollesen on set at the Smith Center on Friday, April 4, 2014.
The unconventional percussion of Kenny Wollesen; boxer becomes a ‘sox’ symbol
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The instruments being used in “The Tempest” at Symphony Park are a mix of traditional music-making devices and such household items as coffee cans, hand cranks, shoes, wooden boxes, aged dress shoes and vacuum hoses ...
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan rehearse for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, April 5, 2013.
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.
Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, March 11, 2014, are co-directing “The Tempest” adapted from the play by William Shakespeare that opens next month at the Smith Center in Symphony Park.
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.
Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, March 11, 2014, are co-directing “The Tempest” adapted from the play by William Shakespeare that opens next month at the Smith Center in Symphony Park.
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.
“Tim’s Vermeer” by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.
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.
“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.
Jim Rees, Penn Jillette, Teller and Dan Walsh at the opening of Hash House a Go Go on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Rio.
Q+A: Penn Jillette prepares to shoot crowd-funded film ‘Director’s Cut’ in March
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It took just six weeks for Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette to raise $1.2 million with 4,700 crowd-funding supporters, and now his film “Director’s Cut” about crowd-funding will begin shooting next month. In the film, Penn plays “a really bad guy.”
“Tim’s Vermeer” by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.
Q+A: Penn & Teller’s ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ attempts to solve one of the great art mysteries
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller have made movie magic capturing video-technology magic in an attempt to solve one of the world’s greatest art mysteries. It has all wound up in a unique film produced by Penn Jillette and directed by Teller.
Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray on the finale of "Rachael vs. Guy" on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, on the Food Network.
‘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.
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.
Bobby Flay.
Strip Scribbles: Olivia Newton-John at Flamingo, Bobby Flay’s burger joint, Penn on ‘Rachael vs. Guy’
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
From separate reliable sources, I can confirm that singer Olivia Newton-John will be opening her show this spring at the Flamingo on dates when resident headliners Donny & Marie Osmond are away, as was previously reported here at Vegas DeLuxe last year.
Tattoo artist King Ruck, real name Josh Glover.
Strip Scribbles: New season of ‘Ink Master’ and Penn Jillette on ‘Rachael vs. Guy’
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Two of the 17 new “Ink Master” contestants appearing on Season 4 of the Spike reality TV tattoo competition hail from Las Vegas: Walter “Sausage” Frank and King Ruck (real name Josh Glover). The show returns Feb. 25.
The home of Penn Jillette from Rio magician headliners Penn & Teller on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
Penn Jillette’s original pilot ‘Street Cred’ is green lit by the Travel Channel
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Rio magician headliners Penn & Teller know how to keep busy. On the heels of Teller’s new side gig co-directing “The Tempest” at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Penn Jillette has signed on to host a new hidden-camera show for the Travel Channel.
Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Penn Jillette to compete on Season 3 of ‘Rachael vs. Guy’ for $50,000 for Opportunity Village
Monday, January 6, 2014
Season 3 of “Rachael vs. Guy” premieres tonight on the Food Network, and Penn is teamed with former “The Bachelor” and Chippendales at the Rio star Jake Pavelka, comedy actress Judy Gold and Nevada Ballet Theater’s Woman of the Year Florence Henderson.

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