Posts tagged as: Jennifer

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 [...]

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Michael Curry has enjoyed a 20-year working relationship with Las Vegas entertainment, beginning with Siegfried and Roy’s show at the Mirage. Over the years he has worked on a number of shows designing puppets and props for Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ,” “LOVE,” and “Believe.” He has also produced work for “Le Rêve” and created the [...]

Autumn comes to the Springs Preserve

Autumn comes to the Springs Preserve

It’s not just spring that brings out the blooms at the Springs Preserve. The 180-acre cultural and historical attraction is awash in botanical color all year long. Fall brings a unique set of blooming plants to the Springs Preserve gardens including the familiar (roses) and the unique (calliandra, also known as the desert fairy duster). [...]

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