Five Magicians Perform ‘Magic: A Night of Deception’
Five magicians from Las Vegas, San Francisco and Hollywood will join forces to bring “Magic: A Night of Deception” to the Winchester Cultural Center stage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Paul Draper, Jason Andrews, Les McKinney, Christian Cagigal and Chuck Lane will present magic, illusion, mindreading, comedy, storytelling and slight-of-hand tricks during a high-energy show for the whole family. The performance will be held at the Winchester Theater, located inside the cultural center at 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show.
Draper, a mentalist, brought together the five masters of their crafts and is currently the magician-in-residence at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. Andrews, who grew up in Las Vegas, was named “Entertainer of the Year” by Boyd Gaming and “International Champion of Magic” by the International Brotherhood of Magicians and appears regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. McKinney, an illusionist, is known for building original illusions for many famous magicians and has built a solid reputation in Nashville and China as well as hotels up and down the Strip.
Cagigal, a San Francisco magician, is known for turning magic into theater and became known for his show “Obscura,” a series of stories in which characters gamble against the devil and always lose. Lane, a skilled slight-of-hand artist, has been a featured performer across the United States as well as a spotlighted performer at the Hard Rock Hotel’s “Beacher’s Madhouse.”
Those interested in “Magic: A Night of Deception” can call the Winchester Cultural Center at 455-7340 or visit the Web site at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.