By ROBIN LEACH – NICHE DIVISION OF LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Master magician Lance Burton, who retired after 30 years of wowing audiences with his incredible wizardry, will be honored Tuesday evening at the 14th Annual College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame celebration at UNLV.
Also being recognized with The Koep Deans Medal are entertainers Carol Channing, the late Debbie Reynolds, actor-director Matthew Gray Gubler and legendary stuntman Willie Harris. George Grove of The Kingston Trio will be recognized as Alumnus of the Year.
The Hall of Fame was founded in 2003 to honor past and present Southern Nevada residents who have made a significant impact in visual and performing arts and have included The Killers, Penn & Teller, Siegfried & Roy and the late Tony Curtis and Liberace.
Lance is widely considered this century’s “greatest stage magician.” Magic historian Mike Caveney stated: “Take every magician in the world, line them up, and give them each 12 minutes. Lance wins!”
Now retired after headlining for more than a decade at Monte Carlo, Lance rolled up his sleeves to prove that he had nothing hidden for our Q+A: Read more..