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Sit back, relax and prepare to be mesmerized by world-renowned magicians and illusionists in the entertainment capital of the world.
Two of the most well-known magicians of their time, Penn & Teller, draw large crowds with a unique mix of comedy and magic involving knives, guns, fire, a showgirl and so much more at the Rio Hotel. Known as the "Bad Boys of Magic" for supposedly revealing secrets to their tricks, these magicians still manage to leave you guessing.
Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops theaters play host to a plethora of comedians and entertainers. One eccentric magician whose strange sense of humor and unusual stage antics have earned him recognition by the International Magic Awards for "Best Comedy Magician," The Amazing Johnathan tantalizes audiences with his adult-themed show at the Harmon Theater. New to Vegas, illusionist Michael Turco, who had a recent stint on NBC's America's Got Talent, is set to bring his new show to the Saxe Theater on February 16; he'll team up with Dancing with the Stars dancer Lacey Schwimmer, who choreographs the show! Finally, back after a 10-year hiatus, the first female magician to have her own headlining magic show on the Strip during the 1990s, Melinda - First Lady of Magic, launches her comeback as an act in V - The Ultimate Variety Show.
Nathan Burton is sure to turn a few heads in his production at the Flamingo that offers an action-packed magic show that's great for the entire family. Criss Angel's BELIEVE by Cirque du Soleil at Luxor takes you deep inside the creative and mythical world of imagination in this fairy tale performance. Mind reader and prankster Mike Hammer will leave you on the edge of your seat with his double-edged razor-blade swallowing trick at the Four Queens Hotel and Casino, while Mac King will have you laughing out loud at his quirky sense of humor and visual gags at Harrah's.
Don't miss Magic of Paris at the Paris Hotel and Casino to see (or not see) illusionist Stephane Vanel. Also, the new Vegas Magic Theatre at Gold Coast features magician Ben Stone and a variety of entertainers ranging from illusionists, comedy magicians and variety acts - every week is a different show! Finally, catch a glimpse of Dirk Arthur's show, Wild Magic, at O'Shea's Casino for the rare opportunity to see him interact with 400- to 600-pound Siberian tigers!
Get ready to be amazed and ask yourself "How'd they do that?!" Book your trip today and see the world's greatest magicians day and night, only in Vegas.
If you're a fan of Cirque du Soleil, here's your chance for the experience of a lifetime in Las Vegas - the exclusive access of Cirque Week, a fan festival featuring Michael Jackson memorabilia and the limited engagement of The Immortal World Tour.
It all begins with Cirque Week from Dec. 1-10 - a 10-day series of exclusive events that will put you up close and personal with Cirque du Soleil. It's your opportunity to get a rare look into how these extraordinary Las Vegas shows come to life nightly, and this year, it's bigger and better than ever, with a welcome reception, exciting new workshops and guest speakers.
Events include a workshop given by select key characters in "O" at the Bellagio, a state-of-the-art sound demonstration at The Beatles LOVE Theater inside The Mirage, and a peek at the business side of Cirque as well as a chance to go behind the scenes with Zumanity at New York-New York.
Cirque Week participants will also enjoy a Mystere bungee demonstration and costume Q&A session at Treasure Island, a Viva ELVIS Q&A at ARIA Resort, a KA "Battle 2011" Q&A at MGM Grand and a meet-and-greet with Criss Angel at the BELIEVE Theater at Luxor. For more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek
If you're a fan of the King of Pop, head to Mandalay Bay from Dec. 3-14 for the first Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest, which includes an up-close look at Michael Jackson memorabilia, items from Neverland Ranch, a behind the scenes look at the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour with Q&A sessions with members of the creative team, and more!
From Dec. 3-27, see the riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down with Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour at Mandalay Bay. You'll celebrate the legacy of the King of Pop as never before.
It's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Cirque du Soleil in a whole new way! Come spend December with Cirque in Vegas!
Las Vegas has always been prominent on the small screen - but nothing beats the real thing, so plan your next trip to see TV stars in person!
If you're a fan or reality TV, take a ride by the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard in Downtown Las Vegas, and you'll see the location of the hit show, "Pawn Stars." Just look for the line of people waiting to get in - this place is popular!
Do you watch TV game shows? Well, in Vegas, you can be the star! Check out stage productions of "Name That Tune Live!" at Imperial Palace, an up-to-date and fast-paced version of the iconic program. Or come on down to Bally's Las Vegas, where you could be the next contestant on "The Price Is Right."
Celebrity stars from television are all over Las Vegas, too, including ‘70s variety show icons Donny & Marie, headlining at Flamingo Las Vegas; "Holly's World" star Holly Madison starring in Peepshow at Planet Hollywood; "Mindfreak" star Criss Angel starring in Criss Angel: BELIEVE at Luxor and former "America's Got Talent" winner Terry Fator at The Mirage. Oh, and if you're lucky, get a hot ticket to Penn & Teller at the Rio Hotel, stars of the hit Discovery show "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie."
Dial in to a Vegas getaway and see stars from TV up close and in person!
Lavish costumes. Breathtaking acrobatics. Unforgettable performances. They are all hallmarks of every Cirque du Soleil® show, and no place knows that better than Las Vegas. A variety of Cirque du Soleil artists amaze and dazzle audiences nightly in the Entertainment Capital of the World, so make plans to see these spectacles the next time you visit Vegas!
From the aquatic masterpiece "O" at Bellagio, to the sensual "Zumanity" at New York-New York, to the nostalgic and vibrant musical tributes of "The Beatles LOVE" at The Mirage and "Viva ELVIS" at ARIA, to the magical CRISS ANGEL® BeLIEveTM at Luxor, and unprecedented "KA" at MGM Grand and, of course, the original "Mystere" at Treasure Island, Cirque du Soleil shows offer something for everyone.
You can also catch a special Cirque performance at Mandalay Bay Dec. 3-11: Michael Jackson - The Immortal World Tour. THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael's inspirational Giving Tree - the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael's inner world are unlocked by his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.
Be mesmerized by a Cirque show the next time you're in Vegas!
In this week's Vegas Minute, who you can see below or on our official YouTube channel, you'll have to see it to Believe as Criss Angel talks about the two-year anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show at the Luxor. Also, don't miss the Black Keys at the Cosmopolitan. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com.