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January 17, 2018

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Penn & Teller

In an undated photo, items Penn Jillette likes to travel with, backstage at Penn & Teller Theater at Rio Las Vegas. Almonds, a computer bag, a Monkees hat, an iPad — and a deck of cards are just a few of the things that Jillette prefers to travel with.
What the magician Penn Jillette can’t travel without
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Here is what magician and author Penn Jillette packs on every trip ...
Penn Jillette attends the 10th anniversary celebration for Carrot Top on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Luxor.
Penn Jillette unplugged ... in acoustic debut at Smith Center
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette performed an original song, “No Martyrs, No Saints,” a tribute to late author and social critic Christopher Hitchens. ...
Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers performs during the Composers Showcase at Cabaret Jazz on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Bill Medley totally righteous at Composers Showcase; Penn Jillette’s latest book to diet for
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau once again was ensconced at Composers Showcase of Las Vegas on Wednesday night, and it was a genuine Hall of Fame experience. For the first time, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performed ...
Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystere” at Treasure Island.
These shows have legs in Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Gambling has lost much of the spotlight in recent years in Las Vegas as visitors have turned their attention — and wallets — to world-class spas, mega-nightclubs and star DJs, celebrity chefs and their restaurants and more.
Penn & Teller again play the ‘Fool’; Globetrotter recalls unseen win
Penn & Teller again play the ‘Fool’; Globetrotter recalls unseen win
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau returned to the Rio on Friday night to witness the final taping of the third season of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” As John Lennon once said, “I play guitar, and sometimes I play the fool,” which fits some …
Kathy Griffin and Steve Wozniak arrive for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Strip Scribbles: Star Trek, Steve Wozniak, sex trafficking, EDC, Penn & Teller
Las Vegas:
Thursday, March 31, 2016
We have some Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors this thrilling Thursday! We love the WW&RR that circulate in this city, as many do come true. The latest is that Star Trek: The Experience that once lured Trekkies and alien characters to the Hilton will reopen at Linq Promenade.
Penn Jillette attends the 10th anniversary celebration for Carrot Top on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Luxor.
Penn Jillette juggles dieting in new book; leaner Jeff Beacher plays hide-and-seek
Saturday, March 26, 2016
In a highly coincidental development, or rather a coincidental reduction, Penn Jillette and Jeff Beacher have shed a combined 330 pounds dating to 2014. ...
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Who will win Merlin Award for Best Sleight-of-Hand Artist?
Thursday, March 3, 2016
I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but one Las Vegas magician will receive the Merlin Award for Best Sleight-of-Hand Artist of 2016 on Monday. Past Las Vegas winners include David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller and Criss Angel.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center.
Strip Scribbles: Cover Edge political news, Oscar odds, Britney Spears, Penn
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Our local Cover Edge TV satellite studio operated from 2 a.m. Sunday to midnight Monday and will even be longer tonight servicing national cable news networks. The candidates have literally been bumping into one another at the studios.
Patrick Bristow stars in “Puppet Up! Uncensored.”
Winging it from L.A. with ‘Puppet Up!’; Penn & Teller have sweet 15 at the Rio
Friday, January 8, 2016
“Puppet Up!” is a happy blend of the finer moments of “Avenue Q,” for its ribald humor and exposed human performers, and “Second City,” which played Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas for a couple of years before ...
Christian Hodgson, Sabrina Plaisance Sia (Carol), Chelsea Phillips-Reid (Pam), Zipporah Peddle (Bev) and William Credell during a rehearsal for “50 Shades! The Parody” at Windows Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Bally’s. The show opens Feb. 3.
Monday By the Numbers: Penn & Teller hits 15; ‘50 Shades’ hits 69
Monday, January 4, 2016
The 2016 lid-lifter for Monday By the Numbers actually starts with a 15 thanks to one of our very favorite entertainment teams. Also in play is a “joke” dish as described by the staff at the Omelet House and ...
Matt Donnelly and Penn Jillette prepare for Penn’s Sunday School Podcast during a Church of Bacon fundraiser and barbecue Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Jillette’s house. The house is to be converted into a skeptic and atheist community center and home of the Church of Bacon.
Penn Jillette’s atheist fundraiser: Bacon, skepticism and Trump on the side
Monday, October 26, 2015
Gaining followers as he sheds weight, Penn Jillette realized a vision in the desert Sunday afternoon: The Slammer, his famous first Las Vegas home, has become a fortress for atheist and skeptical philosophies. That, and some ...
Siegfried & Roy feed a tiger cub during a Make-a-Wish Foundation event Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at the Mirage.
Public tour of Little Bavaria? Siegfried says, ‘Absolutely not’
Friday, October 23, 2015
Many Las Vegas homes and sites have been opened over the years, among them Liberace Mansion, the Mob Museum and just last month Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah. But don’t count on a public tour of ...
Penn and Emily Jillette on a roller coaster.
Emily Jillette rescues surfer in Hawaii; Lou Ruvo Center to expand?
Las Vegas:
Monday, October 19, 2015
Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette’s wife Emily Jillette used magic of her own to help save the life of a badly injured surfer in Hawaii over the weekend. Emily was playing in a golf tournament on Kona.
Casino Entertainer of the Year award winners Penn Jillette and Teller accept their award during the 2015 Casino Entertainment Awards presented by Global Gaming Expo at Vinyl on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photos: G2E’s Casino Entertainment Awards honor Penn & Teller, Jerry Lewis
Hard Rock Hotel:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Magic duo and Rio headliners Penn & Teller were named Casino Entertainers of the Year on Wednesday night at the Global Gaming Expo’s third-annual Casino Entertainment Awards at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.