Justin Willman to host Magic Meltdown

Top hat as an icon for magic

Top hat as an icon for magic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Justin Willman is most known to audiences for being the host of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Last Cake Standing and Halloween Wars. What audiences might not realize is that Justin, at the age 12, was involved in an accident in which he broke both of his arms. Justin started learning card tricks as an alternative to participating in physical therapy. A talented performer was born from that painful recovery process.

Justin has taken his one-man comedy magic show out on national tour. Justin Kredible is both the name of his show as well as a nickname given to him by his mother. In consideration of that show, Justin was named Entertainer of the Year 2010 by Campus Activities Magazine.

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Top 5 things you might not know about Jeff McBride

Top hat as an icon for magic

Top hat as an icon for magic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How much do you know about the American sleight of hand master that is also known as Magnus? Here are some little known facts about the 3-time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo:

  1. Jeff studied at the American Mime School in New York City. During that time period he also worked full-time in the Flosso Hornman magic shop.
  2. He became a Vegas headliner at the Hilton. He was only 25.

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Teller files lawsuit against Dutch entertainer Gerard Dogge

Teller, of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller....

Teller, of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller. Photo taken after their show at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to paperwork which has been filed with the Las Vegas federal court since April 11, magician Teller has brought a lawsuit against Dutch entertainer Gerard Dogge. Gerard Dogge’s performance name, Gerard Bakardy, is also mentioned in the legal paperwork.

Dogge’s legal troubles began when he allegedly posted Teller’s Shadows illusion–of which Teller owns the copyright–on the popular video website, YouTube. During the video, Dogge performed an illusion which he called Rose & Her Shadow. After Dogge’s performance on the video he allegedly offered to sell the secret behind his Rose & Her Shadow illusion for the sum of $3,050.

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Mac King offers a family friendly magic show at Harrah’s

English: Harrah's hotel (Las Vegas)

Harrah’s hotel (Las Vegas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Family friendly and Las Vegas shows are not two terms which tend to roll off the tip of your tongue when uttered, together. But with the rare talent in Mac King’s possession, those terms are not mutually exclusive of one another.

Audiences of all ages are sure to love the keen artistry with which Mac King performs his comedy magic show as well as the genuine laughs he provides within the construct of his engaging performance. He has spent years honing his craft and it shows. He effectively employs the use of good humor combined with an amiable personality and a unique performance style. His talent utilizing sleight of hand, in particular, is superb.

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Gary Darwin’s Magic Club at Boomers Bar on Wednesday evenings

Top hat as an icon for magic

Top hat as an icon for magic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Las Vegas magicians are welcome to attend Gary Darwin’s Magic Club every Wednesday evening at 10:00 p.m. The Club meeting is held in the spacious back room of Boomers Bar. Gary Darwin founded the Magic Club over forty years ago. This is a club that doesn’t require dues or membership fees and, in addition, the Club has been established without stuffy rules or restrictions being forced upon the Magic Club participants. Anyone is welcome to attend the Magic Club meetings.

The Club meetings, on average, attract up to forty magicians each week. This magically inspired get-together is a time for networking, swapping stories and performing for–as well as learning from–the many magicians that show up for this event. The meeting has such a stellar reputation within the Las Vegas Valley that big names in the performance realm of magic often turn up at Boomers. Those big name performers (such as David Copperfield, Siegfried or Lance Burton) aren’t known for performing during the Magic Club meetings, but they do show up in order to visit with their industry friends as well as to chat with the other magicians gathered in the room.

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Penn & Teller to return as Grand Marshals of the AIDS Walk on April 15 at UNLV

AIDS Awareness

AIDS Awareness (Photo credit: sassy mom)

Las Vegas magicians Penn & Teller will once again be walking during the Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Walk taking place on April 15, 2012. The Walk begins at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition to leading the Walk, Penn & Teller will again serve as Grand Marshals for the event. This year marks the twenty-second year of this particular AIDS Walk, which is largest fundraising event of the year for AFAN. The AFAN Walk in 2011 attracted over 8,500 participants and successfully raised more than $461,000 for the nonprofit organization.

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Las Vegas Magic: April 13-15

English: The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fans of the Las Vegas magic scene will be excited to take in some of these exciting shows. This weekend, The Mac King Comedy Magic Hour will be amusing audiences at Harrah’s and you can find Penn & Teller–the Bad Boys of Magic–performing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. An additional offering of magical daring is Illusions starring Jan Rouven at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.

Friday, April 13, 2012:

1. The Amazing Johnathan

The showtime is 9:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $56 and $66. Ticket prices listed do not include applicable fees and taxes. This show is appropriate for adult audience members. Please call to inquire about ticket availability.

Venue contact information:

The Harmon Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. 3663 South Las Vegas Boulevard. #600. Las Vegas, Nevada. 89109

(702) 836-0833

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