Penn & Teller now play mentor

By Mike WeatherfordLAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The pinstriped business suits have gone from hipster-ironic to age-appropriate. But Penn & Teller still wear them well, as the onetime upstarts of magic become its gatekeepers. The rebels who pumped fresh (stage) blood into a tired form in the ’80s are now a more direct version of magic’s quality

‘Magia’ briefly brings diversity to Vegas magic scene

By Mike WeatherfordLAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Las Vegas is the magic capital of the world, but its magicians don’t represent the world’s diversity. Reynold Alexander is out to change that with “Magia,” scheduled to run at The Clarion through July 20. The Puerto Rican magician, billed as “the greatest Latino illusionist of all time,” performed his

Give conjurers random props, set the clock, and … Presto!

By MIKE WEATHERFORD for the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL It’s clearly not about production values, as a hand-held camera follows four magicians around the interior of your standard-issue Las Vegas apartment. And the concept is familiar, too, at least if you ever watch the Food Network’s “Chopped.” The magicians are split into teams and given random items