The Amazing Johnathan’s SCREAMont Experiment

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Hotel / Casino New York-New York in Las Vegas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Amazing Johnathan–the internationally-known Las Vegas comic magician–has a stellar reputation for delighting in constructing his artistic renderings of sinister Halloween environments with which to horrify, and outright terrorize, his friends and family. Johnathan has, for the first time ever, decided to bring his renowned creations to life (so to speak) for Las Vegas visitors and/or residents.

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Illusionist Jan Rouven performing at the Riviera

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Hieronymous Bosch paints a scene of a Renaissance mountebank fleecing incredulous gamblers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

German illusionist Jan Rouven–the man with nine lives–brings his popular “Illusions” evening show to Las Vegas audiences. Audience members are potentially in for a wild ride since Rouven’s show has the reputation of being a highly interactive production.

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Jeff McBride shocked to discover knock-off magician in Thailand

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Magician. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jeff McBride–the Master of Masks–was deeply distressed to discover that a magician, in Thailand, is performing his famed “Masks” routine . . . move for move, point for point and utilizing the same music. The knock-off magician (Pat “Jiw” Bozo, who performs using the name “The Mask”) can be seen on YouTube, at the present time. In watching the YouTube video one can see that the magician is indeed performing, to a very obvious degree, Jeff McBride’s entire classic mask routine. The performer also looks eerily similar to McBride’s own onstage persona.

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10 fun facts about Alabama

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Alabama Historical Association marker for the Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, with the Boll Weevil Monument in the background to the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you planning to travel to the Yellowhammer State, Alabama? Here are some fun facts about Alabama to whet your appetite for your journey:

  1. Coretta Scott King (civil rights leader) and Rosa Parks (civil rights activist) both hailed from Alabama.
  2. Magnolia Springs is home to the only waterborne mail delivery system in the continental United States. The Magnolia River is the waterway which provides area residents their mail service.
  3. Alabama’s state bird, the Yellowhammer, was named in tribute to the Confederate soldiers. The soldiers had been bestowed the nickname due to the appearance of the yellow accessories which had been paired with their uniforms.
  4. Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama is host to the only memorial which has been erected to honor an insect. The Boll Weevil Monument was erected to serve as a reminder of the cotton boll-engorged beetle’s role in forever changing the agricultural landscape of the entire region.

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David Copperfield donates Martin Luther King, Jr. tape to Memphis museum

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial — Washington (DC) September 2011 (Photo credit: Ron Cogswell)

When Chattanooga, Tennessee resident Stephon Tull was going through musty boxes in his father’s attic a few months ago, he hadn’t imagined finding an audiotape from 1960s. The tape might have gone unnoticed were it not for the rather distinctive label found affixed to the item. The recording was labeled “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960.”

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