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Las Vegas magician Jan Rouven ‘next Siegfried and Roy’

Las Vegas magician Jan Rouven ‘next Siegfried and Roy’

When you step inside the intimate Starlite Theater at the Riviera on the Las Vegas Strip, little do you know the charismatic Jan Rouven performing death-defying stunts on stage could very well be the next Siegfried and Roy. And not only because they have the home country of Germany in common. Rouven, who first saw [...]

Magic variety show to fill in for ‘Criss Angel Believe’ during hiatus

Magic variety show to fill in for ‘Criss Angel Believe’ during hiatus

Top magicians will be taking the stage in Criss Angel’s Believe Theater at the Luxor this coming February and March while Angel recuperates from his upcoming shoulder surgery. Angel’s Cirque du Soleil show, “Criss Angel Believe,” goes on hiatus Jan. 5, 2014 and is scheduled to reopen in April. Calling the two-month production “Criss Angel [...]

Las Vegas’ crown prince of magic: Jan Rouven follows in the footsteps of masters

Las Vegas’ crown prince of magic: Jan Rouven follows in the footsteps of masters

The magic show voted Best of Las Vegas by a local newspaper in 2013 has lots of secrets and more than a little danger. How does the illusionist switch places with his assistant in the blink of an eye? How does he escape his shackles and break out of a tank of water? How can [...]

Penn & Teller to join Hollywood Walk of Fame

Penn & Teller to join Hollywood Walk of Fame

Six-time Las Vegas Magicians of the Year and Emmy Award winners Penn & Teller will be inducted on Friday into an exclusive club of entertainers. The stars from the Rio will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Magic Castle, located down Hollywood Boulevard from where the star will be [...]

Penn & Teller are having a ball (& cup) exposing the secrets of magic. Or is their exposé simply an illusion?

Penn & Teller are having a ball (& cup) exposing the secrets of magic. Or is their exposé simply an illusion?

By Aleza Freeman (aleza.freeman@vegas.com) Vegas.com Revealing the secret behind an illusion is typically frowned upon in the world of magic. So how is it that Penn Jillette and magic partner Teller get away with breaking the rules? The truth is: They didn’t always. “We pull that off because we became successful,” admits Teller. Both magicians [...]

Teller talks

Teller talks

It’s Penn Jillette who does most, if not all of the talking in the magic show Penn & Teller at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. But the quieter half of the duo actually has a lot of things to say: On being the quiet one … “If it needs to be talked about, it’s [...]

Q & A with Penn Jillette

Q & A with Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette, the taller, more talkative half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, performs in their show six nights a week at the Rio Hotel and Casino. (Read more about Penn & Teller’s show at the Rio). When he’s not busy entertaining Vegas audiences, he also finds time in his busy schedule to work [...]

Wonderground: Magic Castle without walls is back to enchant Vegas

Wonderground: Magic Castle without walls is back to enchant Vegas

Wonderground takes place at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at The Olive, 3850 East Sunset. There is no cover charge, but there is a two drink minimum. Having grown up in Las Vegas, there really isn’t much that surprises me. That ship pretty much sailed when I was 6 years old and I [...]

Revealing the Las Vegas Magician

Revealing the Las Vegas Magician

He makes people scream and throw their drinks in the air. Sometimes they fall out of their seats. And sometimes they stare at him with sort of a glazed, unemotional look. Then suddenly, the wheels start turning, and their jaw goes slack and drops open. Those are the moments he lives for, when he gets [...]

Vegas quietly pulls 1,000 magicians out of its hat

Vegas quietly pulls 1,000 magicians out of its hat

On any given day,  you can find a magician or two in just about any Las Vegas hotel. There’s Criss Angel at Luxor. Dirk Arthur at the Tropicana. Lance Burton at Monte Carlo. David Copperfield at the MGM Grand. And that’s just one intersection of the nearly four miles comprising the Las Vegas Strip. But over the next few days, more [...]

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