He will bring his show of escapes, mentalism and kid show magic to one of the Strip’s show rooms.
He will send more details when he secures the financing for the theater.
He hopes to use the appearance to gain a foothold in the Las Vegas magic scene.
We will update this story as we learn more, probably.
Revisions: This article was revised to reflect the following changes to the original copy.
April 23, 2013 18:23 — Approximately 220 words referencing Mr. Spain’s prior shoplifting convictions and probation violations were deleted at the request of the magician’s agent/lawyer.
April 23, 2013 21:18 – Photo of Mr. Spain and former assistant, Rowina Shultz was removed in response to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request from the Sears Photograph Studio in the Mystic Hollow Mall. The studio alleged in their takedown notice that they retained the copyright because the magician failed to pay the full amount owed and the image used was actually one of the proofs sent to the customer.
April 23, 2013 01:10 – Additional text – provided by Mr. Spain – was added describing his “skillful combination of the traditional Las Vegas elements of nearly nude showgirls and classic effects audiences will fondly recall from birthday party shows performed by kid show magicians like Hippity Hop Rabbits and Sucker Sliding Die Box.”
April 23, 2013 03:48 – Added quotes attributed to “Las Vegas Big-Shots” praising Tony Spain and his “unique approach to magic and the theater.”
April 23, 2013 06:40 – Removed hotel name “The Bellagio” from paragraph identifying site of Mr. Spain’s new show.
April 23, 2013 06:41 – Removed all references to the Nobel Prize for Magic following notification from the Nobel Committee that no such award is bestowed and, in fact, if such an award was given, Mr. Spain would be “the least likely magician to receive it.”
April 23, 2013 09:48 – Changed spelling of drug found in recent probation urine test from “chalk” to “Chock Chewables.”
April 23, 2013 10:22 – Removed quotes previously attributed to “Las Vegas Big-Shots” following notification from “The Las Vegas Big Shots: America’s Premiere Plus-Sized Trick Shooters®” that the title is subject to a US Trademark Registration and their organization has not endorsed any magician since an ill-fated co-sponsorship campaign with Chung Ling Soo’s 1918 tour of the United Kingdom.
April 23, 2013 13:15 – Returned quotes previously removed but now attributed to “Las Vegas Big Wigs.”
April 24, 2013 13:22 – Removed quotes previously attributed to “Las Vegas Big-Shots” and then “Las Vegas Big Wigs” upon receipt of cease and desist letter from attorney representing “The Las Vegas Big Wigs: Home of the Largest Artificial Hair Pieces in Nevada.”
April 24, 2013 13:24 – Returned quotes but now attributed to “Guys in the Know in Vegas.”
April 24, 2013 13:30 – Removed quotes (hopefully for last time) upon legal threats from “Wise Guys” who live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Changed home address and made phone number unlisted upon receipt of Wise Guys’ complaint attached to brick thrown through office window.
April 24, 2013 15:00 – Stripped article of any meaning or “facts” and vowed to never again publish any press release from Tony Spain or his people.
April 24, 2013 15:19 – Revised title of article from “Tony Spain to Appear at Bellagio Showroom!” to “Magician Tony Spain Might Appear in Vegas, Sometime.”