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article imageInterview: Criss Angel discusses new Mindfreak Live! at the Luxor Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 1, 2016 in Entertainment
Las Vegas - Award-winning magician Criss Angel chatted with Digital Journal about his newest production, "Mindfreak Live!" at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Ever since the new Mindfreak Live! show opened, it has garnered rave reviews from audience members and critics. "That feels unbelievable. I've never experienced this unbelievable and unprecedented reaction from our audiences. Not only do we get standing ovations every single performance since we opened, but we get standing ovations throughout the show, which is unheard of in the history of theatrical productions in Las Vegas unless you are a rock star or a pop star. It is really unprecedented."
He revealed that the new production consists of a neat fencing scene and an impressive bird manipulation act. "The bird act is amazingly beautiful and poetic. It exudes a spirit and an emotion that really connects to people. It is one of the highlights of the show. It is one of the moments in the show that people literally burst up on their feet to applaud and cheer. It is very moving and uplifting," he said.
Angel added, "There are so many incredible moments in this show from the lasers to the levitations that I do. There are so many different illusions. There are more illusions in this show than any of my previous productions, or any magic show ever. There are over 50 illusions in this show. It is so revolutionary."
When asked about his two-year-old son, Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos, who has been battling leukemia, he said, "Johnny is doing great. He is doing really well. I am hoping he is going to come out here and see me in the next month or two."
He will be hosting an event on September 12 at the Luxor in Las Vegas, which benefits pediatric cancer research. To learn more about that charity event, click here.
Regarding his plans for the future, the Greek-American magician said, "I am very excited to be back on television, with a big announcement. I am going to be having a special on A&E this October. We are going to kill it and recharge magic on television. We are back with a vengeance."
For more information on world renowned magician Criss Angel and "Mindfreak Live," check out his official website.
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