Female magician Katalin was born in Budapest, Hungary, and became an apprentice to master magician, Janos Habok. In 1997, Katalin was able to compete and win first place in the Junior Category at, "A Festival for Magicians" in Czech. At age13, she was the youngest person ever to receive this award. In 1998, Katalin again won first place performing sleight-of-hand with doves in the "III. National Magician Junior Festival." That same year, she won the coveted, "Magician of The Year" award. Graduating to grand illusions, in 2004, Katalin worked at The Moulin Rouge in Budapest before moving to Las Vegas and becoming part of "The World's Greatest Magic Show" all-star cast at the Greek Isles Hotel Casino.
Comedy juggler Bryson Lang is an original alumnus of "Fusion." His talents have graced such movies as "Austin Powers II" and "Batman and Robin." On the small screen, Lang has worked in commercials and performed on a variety of television shows including: PAX TV's "Master's of Illusion;" "The Extreme Gong Show," where he won first place; the sitcom "That 70's Show;" and the series "Charmed."
Rounding out the show is the magic artistry of Danny Cole, who was twice voted "Stage Magician of the Year" by the membership of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He was a guest performer on Lance Burton's second network special and has consulted and created magic for other magicians.
The show Jeff McBride - "Magic on the Edge!" is taking place at the Edgewater in Kokopelli's Showroom through Nov. 22. Shows are Saturday-Monday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20; call 702-298-2453.
McBride maintains home studios in New York and Las Vegas. He first gained prominence in 1992, when his "Mask, Myth, and Magic" tour included a stop in Barcelona, Spain, for the Barcelona Olympics Arts Festival. In 1993, McBride performed his trademark, award-winning mask routine on NBC's "World's Greatest Magic 2."
McBride has been named Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, gone on tour as the opening act for such performers as Tina Turner and Diana Ross, and been featured on countless magic specials and documentaries. Additionally, his role as Joran Belar on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" in 1993 was created specifically for him.
Aside from performing, McBride has lectured and led workshops for such diverse groups as The Smithsonian, The Disney Institute, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Center for Symbolic Studies and others.
The Riverside Resort's "Our Holiday Gifts to You" promotion is running through Dec. 31. The casino's King of Clubs Players' Club members are eligible to receive free gift cards toward any purchase at Safeway or Wal-Mart / Sam's Club affiliated stores through Dec. 31. For every 500 points earned, members receive a $5 gift card. Slot points must be earned at single point value.
You can double your money with the Riverside Resort's "Real" REEL Players Deal promotion running through Nov. 30. Every hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., a reel player with a King of Clubs Players card will be selected randomly to have their credits doubled up to $300.
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