Magicians

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…

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…

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…

Fire and Ink: Stunt hits snag, but magic still in the air

The Fourth of July sparked a different sort of fireworks show when magician Steve Wyrick attempted a “Death Drop” at the south entrance of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The stunt, featuring Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, celebrated the opening of Club Tattoo in the Miracle Mile Shops. Bennington is a co-owner of the…

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…

Lance Burton signs on for six more magical years

Lance Burton won’t be disappearing from the Las Vegas entertainment scene anytime soon. Burton signed on today for another six years as the headlining magician at the Monte Carlo. He has been performing at the hotel in the Lance Burton Theater for the past 13 years. Burton, who broke his foot…

Lance Burton’s birds are lucky ducks

In his show at the Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas, master magician Lance Burton performs several illusions with doves, parakeets, pigeons, ducks, geese and a chicken. Burton (who recently broke his foot and will return to the stage after June 1) may have hatched this show idea based on personal…

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.…

Johnny Thompson: The magician’s magician

Just about everyone has heard of Las Vegas magicians Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton, Criss Angel and Penn & Teller. But what about their go-to guy Johnny Thompson? Thompson is a consultant to many of magic’s greats. In fact, Monte Carlo headlining magician Lance Burton’s first visit to Las Vegas…