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Terry Fator

Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa's wedding in Hawaii.
Mirage headliners Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa announce split
The Strip:
Friday, February 13, 2015
Mirage headliner Terry Fator and his wife, Taylor Makakoa, who appears with him onstage in his headliner ventriloquist entertainment production, have called it quits. Vegas DeLuxe posted their official Hawaii wedding photos in November 2010.
Terry Fator and Winston the Impersonating Turtle perform during the ceremonial opening of the Glittering Lights show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Q+A: Terry Fator discusses holiday show, says ‘there’s nothing but pure joy at Christmas’
The Mirage:
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
For Mirage headline entertainer Terry Fator, his show becomes a major change from the normal when he throws out the old and brings in the new with an entirely different Christmas act.
Terry Fator and Winston the Impersonating Turtle at the Pioneer of the Year dinner during CinemaCon on March 30, 2011.
Terry Fator: Recent highlights include DVD, rewriting show and trip to London
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
My birthday, the Fourth of July and writing a column for Robin Leach — all much-anticipated annual events. So for this year’s guest column, let me fill you in first on what didn’t happen since my last column.
Ben Harris and his wife Natalia at the Mirage.
Terry Fator opening act Ben Harris: My firsts and perks in Las Vegas and a ‘Reason to Smile’
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
It’s an honor to fill in for Robin Leach and Vegas Deluxe. I met Robin backstage at the Mirage, and he’s a very cool guy. One of the perks of working in this town is you get to meet great people like Robin and my boss, Terry Fator.
Taylor Makakoa, Terry Fator and Franz Kallao at Fator’s fifth-anniversary celebration Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Mirage.
Photos: Terry Fator’s fifth-anniversary show is packed with laughs from current events
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
“I’m working with one of Jay Leno’s comedy writers who doesn’t have that late-night television gig anymore. We follow the news, we follow tabloid targets, we follow people’s stupidity, and if it’s funny and doesn’t hurt anybody, we’ll write jokes and one-liners to add to the show.”
The 2013 Miss America Pageant contestants attend Terry Fator's headliner show at The Mirage on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
At five years, Terry Fator’s act is smokin’; Frankie Moreno makes tough call in band shakeup
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Comedy-impressionist Terry Fator’s headliner show at the Mirage has a family look and is loaded with puppets, but he also tosses out some pot humor. On Friday night, he toasted to five years on the Strip with a star-studded celebration.
Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor Makakoa attend opening night of "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters" at The Mirage on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Q+A: Terry Fator celebrates fifth anniversary as headliner at the Mirage
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Terry Fator amazes with more than 100 uncanny impressions, and sellout audiences have packed his Strip theater since 2008. He reached his 1,000th performance in May, and his $100 million contract is one of the largest entertainment deals in Las Vegas showbiz history.
Criss Angel’s "Magic Jam" at Luxor.
Surgery doesn’t put Criss Angel in straitjacket; Terry Fator returns to Letterman in media blitz
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Criss Angel’s shoulder surgery has shelved “Believe” at the Luxor, but a clip of the operation is now in “Magic Jam” in the same theater. After undergoing the major procedure Jan. 9, Angel was told to take it easy for six months.
Miss USA contestants play with Winston the Turtle puppets prior to the Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment show at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, June 10, 2013.
Miss USA contestants celebrate Terry Fator's birthday; contest judges are named
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
When you are entertainer Terry Fator and celebrating your 1,000th show, your millionth visitor and your birthday all at the same time, it's only natural you’d have 51 of America's most gorgeous women join you for the party.
The USAF Thunderbirds flyover above the Strip with 2012 Miss America Laura Kaeppeler for the 2013 Miss America Pageant on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
2013 Miss America photos: Terry Fator, Fashion Show, Buca di Beppo and Thunderbirds
Monday, January 7, 2013
For the first time, the USAF Thunderbirds will roar over the Strip, and for 2013 Miss America Pageant TV producer Tony Eaton, it will be ...
We know you're dying to know what Terry Fator's new puppet is.
20 questions with a ... puppet!?
Friday, March 12, 2010
In honor of his first anniversary at the Mirage, Terry Fator will unveil a new “cast” puppet at his show Saturday. We couldn’t wait, so we tried to pry it out of him. The puppet, that is.
Terry Fator performs during his opening night in March at The Mirage.
Terry Fator accuses ex manager of breach of contract, fraud
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Mirage hotel-casino entertainer Terry Fator is engaged in litigation with his former manager -- apparently after their business and personal relationships soured. Fator is an impressionist and singer who performs with puppets and a band in "Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands."
20 years later, Madame puppet hasn’t lost her outrageous edge
20 years later, Madame puppet hasn’t lost her outrageous edge
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sex-crazed puppet Madame returns to Las Vegas for a one-night stand.
Terry Fator performs during his opening night in March at The Mirage.
Ventriloquist Terry Fator to appear on 'America's Got Talent'
Las Vegas headliner makes return to TV show that gave him his breakthrough
Monday, August 3, 2009
Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator will return to his small-screen alma mater this week.
The Commodores make a surprise guest appearance as puppeteer-impressionist Terry Fator performs during his opening night Saturday at The Mirage.
Terry Fator leaves mixed impressions on opening night
REVIEW: Amid the puppets and takeoffs on famous singers, some humor falls
Monday, March 16, 2009
Newton’s third law of motion can be applied to entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip: While some venues seem to be veering toward boardwalk-style sideshow shockeroos — soon to open are “Freaks” at O’Sheas, “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood and “Monster Circus” at the Hilton — there’s an equal and opposite reaction favoring the family-friendly and familiar.

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