2013 Walk of Fame to honor magicians Penn and Teller

English: Penn Jillette at Rio Las Vegas

Penn Jillette at Rio Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce–along with 2012 Walk of Fame honoree Marg Helgenberger–announced the 2013 recipients of 24 stars on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. Magicians Penn and Teller have been named as honorees of the prestigious award as a means of recognizing their contributions as magicians within the category of live performance.

On June 22, Penn Jillette posted the news on his Twitter stream saying “We are getting a star in Hollywood. This would have meant the world to my folks and my sister. I miss them so much.”

The list of 2013 Walk of Fame honorees include:

  • Jane Lynch (Television category, Glee.)
  • Matthew Perry (Television category, Friends.)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Television category, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.)
  • Simon Baker (Television category, The Mentalist.)
  • Bryan Cranston (Television category, Malcolm in the Middle.)
  • Katey Sagal (Television category, Married . . . with Children.)

Article (and list) continues, HERE.

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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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.

Article continues, HERE.

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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Top 5 picks for Las Vegas illusion and magic shows

English: Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With everything from edgy magic that is sure to please any enigma-seeking adult to offering up family-friendly entertainment, Las Vegas performers cover every contingency!

The Magic and Tigers of Rick Thomas

Illusionist Rick Thomas brings together unique combinations of magic, illusion, exotic cats, birds and music. Upgrading a ticket to the VIP status allows the audience members to take part in the “Tiger Encounter” where VIP ticket holders may ask questions about Bengal tigers and then go on stage to have a photograph taken with Rick’s majestic cats. The VIP “Tiger Encounter” takes place directly following each show. Show times are 3:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Ticket prices are $39.95 and $49.99. Ticket prices for children are $19.95. Ticket prices listed do not include applicable fees and taxes. This show is appropriate for any age.

Article continues, HERE.