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Far Out Friday: ‘Alien’ Gargoyle Not So Alien After All

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

For all the alien enthusiasts out there, sadly this isn’t the original gargoyle at the Paisley Abbey in Scotland. Twelve of the 13 original 12th century gargoyles were refurbished in the 1990’s. The stone mason who took the liberty of redesigning this original must be a devoted fan of Ridley Scott’s epic “Alien” series. I know I am! I wonder …

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Throwback Thursday: Pet Rocks, Mood Rings and Funky Things

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Poop-less and Portable Pets In 1975, after listening to his friends’ endless complaints about their various pets at a bar one night, advertising executive Gary Dahl conjured up the perfect, low maintenance, poop-less and portable, non-canine, feline or fowl, rodent or reptilian companion, the “Pet Rock”. Dahl packaged the smooth stones he harvested from Rosarito Beach in custom cardboard boxes …

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The Aussie Heat Takes The Cake-Hand’s On!

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

“If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen,” could aptly be applied to the spate of shows on the Las Vegas Strip that have opened and closed this summer as rapidly as it takes a cup of water to boil in a microwave. Only a handful seem to have the right ingredients to remain staples on the …

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Turning Silence into Gold: Tape Face (video)

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

*“Silence is golden…but my eyes still see”, could well be the best sound bite intro for the latest Vegas entertainer to be honored with a showroom of their own. “The Boy With Tape on His Face” has certainly turned silence into gold. In a nod to maturity, Sam Wills now profiles himself simply as Tape Face. Living up to either …

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Terry Fator Sets the Bar: From ‘The Road’ to Riches

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Ventriloquist and comedian Terry Fator cannot only crack a joke without cracking a smile, he can also bring  inanimate objects to life. Fourteen puppets, to be precise, who are featured on a revolving basis in the hugely popular show, “Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment”, now in its ninth year  at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. Some of the …