Entertainer Jeff Civillico performing at the Imperial Palace

Jeff Civillico

Entertainer Jeff Civillico (Photo credit: Scott Ableman)

Readers interested in attending a quality, family show in Las Vegas need look no further than the Imperial Palace. Jeff Civillico’s aptly entitled show Comedy in Action can be found in the ample 700-seat Human Nature Theater. Civillico’s remarkable show is produced by none other than Las Vegas’ own headlining magician Nathan Burton. Jeff may also be found performing as a guest entertainer in the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show at the Flamingo. Nathan Burton’s show is well-placed for the very active Jeff Civillico. The venue is located next door to the Imperial Palace.

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Jeff is asking for help from the public. He has a crowdfunding project established. To find out more information, or to donate, please go here: http://www.jeffcivillico.com/thepeoplesarch/

Thank you.

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An interview with magician Nathan Burton

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Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When John Sebastian–of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s fame–wrote Do You Believe in Magic in 1965, Sebastian must have had an inkling, somehow, about the future of Las Vegas magician Nathan Burton. Having the opportunity to sit down and talk with Nathan readily brings to mind Sebastian’s lyric:

And it’s magic, if the music is groovy it makes you feel happy like an old-time movie. I’ll tell you about the magic and it’ll free your soul . . . but it’s like tryin’ to tell a stranger ’bout rock and roll.

You have to meet Nathan Burton in order to understand what a nice, and genuinely caring, individual he is. Sitting down to interview him is a pleasure. He enjoys his work. That point is illustrated, very clearly, during his show. In speaking with him, however, one comes to see the person behind the persona – and that is where Burton shines.

The Nathan Burton interview can be found HERE.

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Top 5 Free Activities in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vacationing families or cash-strapped tourists running low on ideas for what to do for free entertainment in Las Vegas need look no further than some of the very casinos lining the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Many of the casinos offer tourist attractions in an effort to attract you to their properties. If you find yourself with some spare time or you wish to keep your children entertained, here are some suggested activities which are free and open to the public:

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David Copperfield’s Disappearing Inc. files lawsuit over unsatisfactory work

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A picture of illusionist David Copperfield. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An attorney representing magician David Copperfield’s company Disappearing Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Splashes Creative Services for work which has been found to be unsatisfactory.

Splashes Creative Services had been a privately incorporated company in Las Vegas, Nevada. Splashes Creative Services was dissolved in January according to the recent court paperwork on file. The company was owned by Shelly North. Splashes Creative Services offered stage hardware and equipment services. Splashes had been listed in the Construction category of Motion Picture Set Design & Construction. The company had allegedly been contracted to provide services on Musha Cay, David Copperfield’s island–part of the Exuma chain–in the southern Bahamas. Musha Cay is located 85 miles southeast of Nassau.

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Las Vegas Magic: April 13-15

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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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Siegfried and Roy introduce the “Save Vanishing Species” semipostal stamp

Endangered Species

Endangered Species (Photo credit: konjure)

On April 9, Siegfried and Roy introduced the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp to Las Vegas at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat. The semipostal stamp had been released on September 20, 2011 by the U.S. Postal Service in an effort to preserve vanishing species 10 cents at a time. Semipostal stamps sell for 55 cents, each. The cost of a First-Class postage stamp is 45 cents. The net proceeds from the sale of each semipostal stamp will be transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in order to provide necessary funding to the Multinational Species Coalition.

The species being helped by the sale of this semipostal stamp are: African and Asian elephants, marine turtles, rhinoceri, great apes and, of course, tigers. Five million sheets of stamps will be made available, initially. If the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamps are popular, more will be printed.

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Jeff McBride’s Wonderground

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View of the Las Vegas Strip from the Stratosphere (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magician Jeff McBride created the Wonderground as a means of creating a home, of sorts, for the magical and artistic community members of the Las Vegas Valley. On the third Thursday of each month magicians, dancers, musicians, variety acts, poets and other artists from around the world all converge upon the Mediterranean restaurant (and hookah lounge) The Olive for a magical evening of revelry and entertainment brought to you by some of the finest performers gathered in Las Vegas.

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Steve Wyrick is making magic at the Hilton

Las Vegas 2011

Las Vegas 2011 (Photo credit: Remko Tanis)

In a city that is constantly rebuilding itself, perhaps it should come as no surprise that a magician–once beset on all sides by crushing financial woes–has found a new casino to call home. Steve Wyrick is, once again, performing to audiences. In his most recent reanimation he began performing at the Las Vegas Hilton in August, 2011. Mr. Wyrick’s new show is titled Ultra Magician. Scheduled performances seem somewhat erratic in nature and are very different than the “Nightly” term utilized on the Las Vegas Hilton’s website.

Performance dates (confirmed by the Las Vegas Hilton Theater Box Office) are: September 7th, 8th and 9th. The show is dark on Saturday, September 10th. Performances resume on September 11th and continue through September 16th. The show is dark on Saturday, September 17th. The show resumes on September 18th through the 29th. The show is dark on Friday, September 30th through October 2nd. The show once again resumes on October 3rd through the 6th. The Las Vegas Hilton has stated that performances are presently scheduled through October 6th, only. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $39.95 through $125. Ticket prices listed do not include applicable fees and taxes. Tickets are still available for all performances.

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Las Vegas prepares for the arrival of over 1,200 magicians

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Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magicians are arriving in record numbers to take part in the MAGIC Live! convention for professional magicians. This year MAGIC Live! is “Celebrating 20 years of MAGIC.” The popular convention event is sponsored by Las Vegas-based MAGIC Magazine. The theme of this year’s event happily coincides with the 20th anniversary of the publication. MAGIC Live! takes place August 14th through August 17th at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

Convention activities include a Cover Party, entry to The MAGIC Shop (vendors/dealers booths where magicians may purchase magic-related items, equipment and props), giveaways, Focus sessions, Parlor Experience courses, Close-up Experience courses, Documentary Live sessions, Night at the MAGIC Museum, Onstage sessions, Film Festival viewings (I & II), the Final Party & Film Festival. The festivities will conclude with Late Night Live.

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