Unmasking the Phantom

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Creating a face as startling as the title character in “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” takes expert makeup skills. That’s where two-time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Ron Wild comes in. Wild spends an hour each night working his magic on Anthony Crivello, who plays the Phantom in the show at the Venetian hotel.

“My head is a canvas,” said Crivello. “I literally watch myself being transformed.” … (Read full story).

Photos by Aleza Freeman

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at hotel spas, shoot zombies in the face and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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