Posts tagged as: Jennifer

Cosmopolitan an intriguing new entry on the Vegas Strip

Cosmopolitan an intriguing new entry on the Vegas Strip

The Cosmopolitan surprised me. There, I’ve said it. As I headed over to the press tour today, I was prepared for a routine Las Vegas hotel press preview with lots of hype, but very little real payout. After attending more than 30 hotel premieres stretching back to the Excalibur, I’ve got an over-developed been-there, seen-that, [...]

Autumn comes to the Bellagio Conservatory

Autumn comes to the Bellagio Conservatory

See how the Bellagio Conservatory is transformed in the timelapse video above. It’s the most popular show in Vegas; has a cast of thousands and a crew of more than 100 … And it’s free. Each year more than 5 million visitors, 15,000 – 18,000 per day, take time out from gambling, clubbing and shopping [...]

Exploring The Neon Boneyard

Exploring The Neon Boneyard

  Las Vegas’ historic signs get a second life By Renée LiButti Vegas.com The handsome metallic hustler who once stood on the roof of Doc ‘N’ Eddy’s Pool Hall is perpetually leaning in to take a shot. Gold coins are forever falling from the hands of the steel Coin Castle king, who formerly ruled over [...]

Desert Glory

Desert Glory

Death Valley may be getting all the press with its third best wildflower blooming in 20 years, but an amazing explosion of desert color is far closer. Just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve’s gardens are awash in blooming cactus, wildflowers and perennials. The 180-acre cultural and historical attraction houses exhibits, [...]

Puppet power

Puppet power

Puppetry may appear to be an incongruous fit with a town whose nickname is “Sin City.” It is often stereotyped as “for the kids.” For many, children’s televisions shows like “Howdy Doody,” “The Muppet Show,” and “Sesame Street” were their first introduction to puppetry. But puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous top Las Vegas shows including Disney’s [...]

Terry Fator and friends talk about puppetry in Vegas

Step inside the world of Terry Fator and meet Winston, Emma and Vicki in a unique interview.

A puppetry tutorial with Baldet as Timon from “The Lion King”

Meet Damian Baldet from Disney’s “The Lion King” and see how he transforms a 15-pound puppet into the character of Timon.

Go behind the scenes with the crab and starfish of “KÀ”

Go backstage with the performers of “KÀ” as they demonstrate the acrobatics necessary to transform a man into a crab.

Learn shadow puppetry with the cast of “KÀ”

Go backstage with the performers of “KÀ” as they demonstrate shadow puppetry.

The power of puppetry

The power of puppetry

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com In 1989 a puppet army invaded the Las Vegas Strip. Using classic puppetry techniques, designer Michael Curry transformed 12 female dancers into a golden army of more than 160 marching figures for Siegfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. Twenty years later, puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous top Las Vegas [...]

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