Just for your pure enjoyment……. Mac King
I’m not a magic guy. I’m not into illusions necessarily. Still, I ended up at David Copperfield’s show at the MGM Grand over the weekend… mostly because I was interested in exploring the staying power of an act that has remained a constant on The Strip while everything else seemingly comes and goes.
It makes me think about sports. Why do certain sports franchises have staying power? What’s with the Patriots and Spurs? Is it as simple as Bill Belichick and Gregg Popovich? Sports is entertainment, right? Both are competitive arenas. As long as we’re studying the greatness of the Patriots and Spurs is there something a sports franchise seeking staying power could learn from an act like Copperfield? Read more of this interesting article at:
It’s 106-degrees in Las Vegas, a scorcher of an August day, yet Siegfried Fischbacher looks uncannily fresh as he strolls the outdoor Secret Garden at the Mirage Hotel.
At 77, the famed illusionist has a full head of hair, still dyed his signature blond. He’s wearing crisp white pants and a dress shirt – the collar turned up rakishly – and a black and white blazer. Gold chains glimmer around his neck.
Two fans, looking hot and sweaty despite their sleeveless shirts, flank the entertainer and ask him to pose for a photo. In the image, posted to Twitter with the caption, “Look who we bumped in to @TheMirageLV secret garden” – Siegfried perspires not a single drop. It’s as if he has a trick air conditioning unit up his sleeve. Read more…
The world’s first magic supergroup, “Band of Magicians” has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas, beginning Oct. 26, 2016. The celebrated production brings together four of the brightest young magicians from across the globe to create a revolutionary experience unlike anything the world has seen before. Coming from its recent tour across Australia and New Zealand, “Band of Magicians” has been described as “truly baffling, hilarious and even strangely moving marvel of a show” by Time Out and, according to Australia’s The Daily Telegraph, “Band of Magicians will restore your sense of wonder” and “is a fabulous night out for all the family.” Tickets are now on sale.
The international consort of magicans includes James Galea of Australia, Stuart MacLeod from the UK, and Brett Loudermilk and Joel Ward of the United States. All four performers are well on their way to international stardom and yet, in the constantly competitive and secretive world of magic, took the unorthodox path and joined forces to create an ensemble show far greater than the sum of its parts. Read more….