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"Lance is a good friend and the best magic show in Las Vegas."
Criss Angel

Lance Burton and cast to greet Sunshine Foundation

For the seventh time Lance Burton and his cast will host The Sunshine Foundation children for his "Master Magician" show and a meet-and-greet with autograph signing and photos. Some 40 seats on the main floor will be filled with the children and chaperons including nurses. The week-long Las Vegas trip for the group costs $500,000 not counting donations like Lance Burton's show tickets. The Sunshine Foundation's sole purpose is to answer the dreams of seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children aged three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child's illness may cause. Lance Burton will be available for photo opportunity and interviews at 8:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) after the show at 8:30 p.m. as he meets and greets the children along with the cast in the Lance Burton Theatre on their week-long odyssey. They come from hospitals from throughout the U.S.

"E Bunny" delivers hundreds of Easter baskets to children in need

Children ran out of their homes, and adults broke into tears when three vans pulled up to several run down neighborhoods in Las Vegas giving out free Easter baskets on Good Friday.

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Lance's Birthday

The Associated Press even announced magician Lance Burton’s 47th birthday. Unfortunately it will be a two-show night on Saturday, March 10 but he and his cast and crew will celebrate in between shows. He was born in Kentucky on March 10, 1960.

Billboard Magic

On the Arizona side of Hoover Dam on Highway 93 there are two billboards advertising Master Magician Lance Burton (south of the bypass under construction.) The billboards will get your attention. First you will see him Appearing nightly with his portrait and the next one will get you saying Disappearing Nightly! With his face completely blacked out.

Tennis & Magic

The Tennis Channel recently visited Lance Burton while they were in Las Vegas from Feb. 28 thru March 4 for their TV show “Open Access” hosted by Murphy Jensen one of the most charismatic personalities in the tennis world who now travels the world doing this TV series and other specials with the Tennis Channel which airs in North America but will soon be going international.  After the show at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Murphy brought tennis player Jaroslav Levinsky of the Czech Republic who competed at the Tennis Channel Open to The Green Room for an impromptu interview and some more magic tricks. Lance Burton made Murphy disappear upon a request from Levinsky. Levinsky said, “Lance Burton is unbelievable after seeing the show.” The City of Las Vegas subsidizes this non-profit event to put the city back on the pro tennis map.  This will air soon on The Tennis Channel which is carried by cable and satellite TV stations.

Review-Journal's Best of Las Vegas Awards

Lance Burton will be making a presentation at the Best of Las Vegas Awards ceremony at the TI (Treasure Island) in "Mystere’s" theatre on Saturday, March 24. The awards show begins at 2 p.m. and is schedule to last for two hours. Will the Master Magician win "Best Magician" again? As far back as I can remember he has been the reader’s choice or the critic’s choice for "Best Magician" in Las Vegas.

Sunshine Foundation

Former Hard Rock Hotel executive Paul Rotner who now lives in Scottsdale and is Vice President of Operations for the Pink Taco Restaurants is a volunteer coordinator for the Sunshine Foundation and handles the Las Vegas trips.  Lance Burton and the MGM-Mirage are donating 45 tickets to this cause and Lance will meet with the Sunshine Foundation children after the show on Wednesday, April 4th.  Rotner who has been involved with this organization for 17 years organized six annual trips over the past seven years including this one. Last year’s was canceled due to Hurricane Katrina. To bring the 30 children who have been diagnosed with cancer to Las Vegas it costs the Sunshine Foundation $500,000 and most of the entertainment is donated. The 30 children will also se “Mystere,” Hoover Dam, and the Stratosphere Tower. For info see

Magic House for Sale

For $700,000 you can live own Lance Burton’s former home of 20 years with a view of Sunrise Mountain. The Spanish style home includes almost an acre of land, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and over 3,500 square feet of living space. It till be featured in the Sunday LA Times’ HOT PROPERTY column by Ruth Ryon who began the celebrity real estate column in 1984 and visited with Lance Burton at his new high-tech castle in Henderson before seeing his show at the Monte Carlo.

Lance Burton & friends team with Variety Club to bring Holiday cheer

Lance Burton performing for the students at the John F. Miller SchoolMaster Magician Lance Burton who performs nightly at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino finishes a trick with one of the students at the John F. Miller School. Other entertainers who performed are magician Bob Massey, magician Fielding West, ventriloquist Ronn Lucas, Santa Claus and "The World's Tallest Elf" Tommie Laing from Lance Burton's show. Each year prior to the holiday season Lance Burton entertains at the Variety School for Special Education, the John F. Miller School and the Variety Day Early Learning Center. The entertainers went from school to school with officials from the Variety Club of Southern Nevada who organized the event for Monday, Dec. 4th. The annual event has been a tradition for over 30 years. Lance has done this for the past consecutive 10 years.

Lance Burton Holiday Bash for students

Lance Burton will entertain and Santa Claus will hand-out gift bags for the children. Variety the Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada has been holding the annual Variety Gift Bash for over 20 years. Lance will award two Adapative ADA tricycles ($3,000 each) donated by The Greater Las Vegas Valley Association of Realtors at the Miller School.