Lance Burton closes Vegas curtain after selling mansion for $4M

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The merchantability of Lance Burton’s castle connected a elevation marks the extremity of an epoch successful Las Vegas existent estate.

The acquisition of Burton’s location successful southeast Henderson was announced Thursday. The property fetched $4 cardinal from a purchaser identified as Tarek Tabsh, according to spot records, co-founder astatine Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies. The merchantability terms is beneath the property’s $4.4 cardinal terms tag successful April.

Burton, the famed Master Magician and Las Vegas Strip headliner for much than 30 years, enactment the location up for merchantability arsenic helium moved to his archetypal workplace location in Columbia, Kent., successful November.

Burton recalled Saturday that was inspired by the fearfulness movies of his younker erstwhile imagining the estate’s design.

“I recovered this gorgeous site, you know, and wanted a castle connected a hill, conscionable similar I’d seen successful the movies,” Burton said. “From the outside, you’d spot that castle, looking down astatine the town. I had a presumption of downtown Las Vegas, each the hotels, connected 1 side. On the backmost broadside were these mountains, and successful the wintertime they had snowfall connected them. It was each BLM land, wildlife, and I fell successful emotion with it.”

Burton had the customized location built successful 2006. The three-story, six-bedroom property covers 14,376 quadrate feet and sits connected 10 acres successful the Black Mountains.

Burton hosted respective events astatine the spot for young magicians, whom helium entertained alongside specified stars arsenic Siegfried, Johnny Thompson, Jeff McBride, Criss Angel and Fielding West.

“We’d person 50 oregon 60 young magicians retired there,” Burton said. “They loved getting to speech to the magicians. It was a large mounting for that development.”

The estate’s architect, Colin Summer, is known for plan different magical manse successful Vegas. He was the designer of “The Slammer,” Penn Jillette’s location connected West Wigwam Avenue from 1994-2015 (“The Slammer” met a dubious demise successful 2016, erstwhile Jillette attempted to instrumentality it down with a rented tank).

“Colin had a existent consciousness of drama,” Burton said. “I wanted this horror-film look. He loved that idea, ran with it, and came up with the plan connected his own. He needed precise small direction. It was a beautiful, absorbing spot to look astatine from the outside, precise comfy connected the inside. I loved surviving there.”

Walker takes stride

Keep an oculus connected the wicked-talented Vegas vocalist Tymara Walker, guest-singer with David Tatlock’s Soul Juice Band at Notoriety Live astatine Neonopolis connected July 20. Tatlock has acceptable up a bid of chill hangs Tuesday nights astatine Notoriety.

Walker announced from the signifier the processing philharmonic “The Rocking Chair,” for which she is composer and euphony director. The play is written and directed by Donte Miller, laminitis of Hearts Productions successful Las Vegas.

The communicative follows the beingness of a grandma who grew up successful slavery, tracing backmost to her childhood.

“It is simply a play piece, but it is thing similar you person ever seen,” says Walker, whom we archetypal saw arsenic a take-it-over backing vocalist successful “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel successful Concert” astatine Harrah’s. “It brings a caller and unsocial position to this portion of American and African-American history.”

Walker composes each portion of euphony and the amusement volition beryllium presented with a unrecorded band. Look for a February debut astatine Look for it to premiere astatine West Las Vegas Library successful February.

So, this

In an unusual civic coincidence: The “Potted Potter” spoof amusement reopened astatine The Magic Attic astatine Bally’s connected Thursday, the nighttime earlier “Jubilee” would person turned 40. “Potter” does wage homage to Vegas amusement past with a singing Elvis puppet, singing a mates lines from “My Way.” Maybe adhd a feathered showgirl, too.

In rehearsal …

“Rated Red” the burlesque amusement is coming into The Portal astatine Area15. Hearing immoderate precise affirmative feedback astir this talented and divers lineup. The opening date, and the cast, is moving around. We shall update.

John Katsilometes’ file runs regular successful the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast tin beryllium recovered astatine reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him astatine jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats connected Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 connected Instagram.

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