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July 30, 2015

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Photo: Tommy Wind, his mother Arlene Riccardo and Frank M
Strip Scribbles: Vinnie Favorito at Tommy Wind theater, Moonen, Burton, BMG
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Las Vegas:
New York magician Tommy Wind has reopened his own theater just one block north of MGM Grand and has announced that fresh-mouthed comedian Vinnie Favorito will open there this Thursday.
Photo: The Moreno brothers  Ricky, Frankie and Tony  in t
Strip Scribbles: Ricky Moreno, Tyson Beckford, Krewella, Mac King, Jeff McBride
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas travel counselor Ricky Moreno, who specializes here in “fish-out-of-water” travel experiences for his clients, has become one of the final 15 contestants on Travel Channel’s new competition “Travel Channel Star.”
Photo: Penn Jillette, Seth Green and Teller at the Rio in
Penn & Mac? Holding cell? Jillette’s ties to the now-shuttered Riviera
Monday, May 18, 2015
Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette has revealed that at a charity event in the Riviera long before it closed last week, Harrah’s headliner comedy magician Mac King stood in for Teller, who was on a trip to Italy.
Photo: The home of Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller, Mo
Clearance sale, sizzling party in the works as Penn Jillette vacates the Slammer
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Penn Jillette and his family have moved out of his famous Las Vegas home, where the verbose half of Penn & Teller has lived since relocating to the city in 1994.
Photo: Murray Sawchuck, with co-star and wife Chloe Crawf
Chloe Crawford revs up Simon Cowell in ‘BGT’; comedy showcase planned for Flamingo
Monday, May 11, 2015
Aside from the entertainment booked in relation to the Rock in Rio duel weekends, SLS is fired up about its Foxtail Pool parties. The old Sahara aquatic retreat is barely recognizable.
Photo: Mariah Carey performs the final stop of her The An
Strip Scribbles: Mariah Carey, Andy Walmsley, ‘Love Boat,’ ‘Idaho,’ Penn & Teller
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Las Vegas:
Diva songstress Mariah Carey is filming the video for her new single “Infinity” today in Los Angeles with director Brett Ratner. Mariah arrives on the Strip on Monday evening for a welcome ceremony in advance of her May 6 premiere.
Photo: Kym Johnson and Penn Jillette competed in Season 6
Strip Scribbles: Penn’s 105-pound weight loss, Sammy Hagar, The Band Perry, Lance Burton
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Las Vegas:
The 6-foot-7 Rio magician headliner Penn Jillette took four months to drop from 330 pounds to 225. He says that he was under doctor’s orders to change his eating habits.
Photo: Tom Green and Criss Angel arrive at the 2014 Billb
Criss Angel’s ‘Mindfreak’ DVDs include disappearing elephant, Mark McGrath, Carrot Top
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Luxor headliner magician Criss Angel has released a three-set DVD of highlights from his Season 2 of “Mindfreak” on A&E, and it is edge-of-the-seat viewing for 7 1/2 hours from the Cirque du Soleil “Believe” star.
Photo: Americas Got Talent Season 9 winner magician Mat F
New Linq headliner magician Mat Franco: ‘I’m nervous, I’m anxious, I’m excited, and I can’t wait’
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
“America’s Got Talent” Season 9 winner magician Mat Franco is set to start his Las Vegas residency in June. He is the first magician to win the NBC talent show, and he defeated nearly 100,000 contestants to win the top prize of $1 million.
Photo: Emily West, Mat Franco and host Nick Cannon on the
‘America’s Got Talent’ winner magician Mat Franco conjures Strip residency
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Linq Hotel:
“America’s Got Talent” Season 9 winner Mat Franco will start his run of magic shows June 24 at the Linq Hotel joining the crowded battlefield of Las Vegas magic that includes headliners Criss Angel, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Jan Rouven.
Photo: David Copperfield poses for a picture with a fan d
David Copperfield’s pool collapses at 57th floor Manhattan penthouse
Monday, March 23, 2015
Real Estate:
MGM Grand headliner illusionist David Copperfield’s rooftop swimming pool in Manhattan did a disappearing act, but it unfortunately wasn’t one of his magic tricks. The lap pool atop Copperfield’s East 57th Street penthouse burst and flooded his apartment.
Photo: Richard Cheese, second from right, and Lounge Agai
More Cheese in Las Vegas? Grate! And P&T have Big Apple appeal
Monday, March 23, 2015
Over the weekend, The Kats Report Bureau was customarily mobile, spending ample time at Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” and the return of Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine.
Photo: Penn & Teller celebrated their 14th anniversary We
Penn & Teller to return to Broadway from July 7-Aug. 16
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The opening night will be announced soon, and tickets go on sale April 16. This is a rare opportunity for New Yorkers and tourists to see Penn & Teller on the East Coast; they return to their Las Vegas run at the end of the Broadway engagement.
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller address the
Remembering Greg Brady at the Riv; the secret is out about Penn & Teller’s magic pasture
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
To be constructed into the Penn & Teller Theater is the Secret Pasture of Penn & Teller, a none-too-oblique take on the Secret Garden of Siegfried & Roy.
Photo: Comedy-hypnotist Justin Tranz.
Strip Scribbles: Comedy-hypnotist Justin Tranz; ‘Alice: A Steampunk Rock Opera’; Ressler’s ‘Brave’
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Las Vegas:
For more than 40 years, comedy-hypnotist Justin Tranz has put more than 150,000 people “to sleep” in his more than 8,000 stage shows. He also headlined on the Strip for more than a decade.

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