Las Vegas Magic Shows

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…

Penn Jillette talks ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The new season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” premieres Feb. 19, and this time Las Vegas magician Pen Jillette is one of the 18 celebrities competing on the show. For those of you unfamiliar with the reality TV show, “Celebrity Apprentice” features a group of contestants (musicians,…

The First Lady of Magic reappears in Vegas

Almost every magician disappears as part of their act. Most of them reappear within seconds, but not if you’re Melinda Saxe. Better known by her stage name, “Melinda – First Lady of Magic,” she was the only female magician to have her own headlining magic show on the Las Vegas Strip during…

New Vegas magic show has lots of variety

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Last night, Vegas Magic Theatre officially opened at the Gold Coast. Magic celebrities Lance Burton and Siegfried of the famed Seigfried and Roy magic duo were some of the attendees in the audience to welcome the city’s newest magic revue. Vegas Magic Theatre has a variety…

Weekender: The best in magic, music and meals in Vegas

Criss Angel performs at the Luxor Headline shows capture the magic of Vegas “Criss Angel Believe” combines the magic of “Mindfreak” star Criss Angel with the showmanship of Cirque du Soleil. That might sound like an odd combination, but after some tweaks to the show’s original format, it all comes…

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…

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…

Magicians The Fercos Brothers are feline friendly

From left: Tony and Ferdinand Fercos with their white Siberian tiger With one blond and one brunette, brothers Tony and Ferdinand Fercos might look like another iconic magic duo who also work with white tigers, but they’re different from Siegfried and Roy. It’s like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles,…

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…

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…

Club Tattoo celebrates opening with “Death Drop”

Magician Steve Wyrick will perform a terrifying “Death Drop” escape featuring Chester Bennington, co-owner of Club Tattoo and Linkin Park frontman, to mark the store’s grand opening inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m. Wyrick, whose theater is located in the…

The Vegas Weekender: Bloom into June with a luau

Summer temperatures are heating up in Vegas and that means the party is moving from day to night and poolside. What better way to enjoy the evening than sipping mai tais and watching live performances by native dancers at the Hawaiian Luau at the Imperial Palace’s pool. If the undulating…

Copperfield’s mysterious museum

Las Vegas is home to many things. Showgirls. Wayne Newton. Elvis impersonators. But did you know that it’s also home to the world’s largest collection of magic memorabilia? More than 80,000 artifacts documenting the history of magic are all housed in David Copperfield’s International Museum and Library of Conjuring Arts.…