The Gift That Keeps On Giving…

Posted by Editor on November 20th, 2014
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Where’s Smoothini?

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2014

If you are looking for Smoothini, he’s been tearing it up in Canada. He dropped in on the Z103.5 studios in Toronto last week and they posted this video of him off air showing his card chops. Smooth was a guest on the Scott and Kat Show last week but now he is back in the States getting snowed on… The best way to keep up with The Ghetto Houdini and his travels is to follow him on Twitter.

Some Cirque Dreams Quick Change On Today

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2014

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Yesterday the selected cast from Cirque Dreams Holidaze performed “on the plaza” for NBC’s Today Show, including this quick change act. The cast of the show includes jugglers, dancers and illusionists. You can learn more about Cirque Dreams Holidaze over on their website.

David Zirbel Starts Off Video Friday

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2014

It is already Video Friday again… we have made it through yet another week and, if you are in the States, chances are it was a cold one! We will start off today’s selection of magic clips with something from Masters of Illusion. In case you missed it, this week it was announced that the show was renewed for a second season on The CW and that January will see the network show four as of yet unaired episodes (at least one repeat).

After Dean “Superman” Cain’s introduction David Zirbel presents his interpretation of the barrels, a classic illusion. David is an award winning magician who, according to his website, is a Guinness record holder for being the World’s Tallest Magical Entertainer.

Magic Through The Looking Glass, Google Style

Posted by Michael on November 20th, 2014

Google Glass POV – Magician Jacob Lin Card Magic 2 from Yuting Su on Vimeo.

And now a card trick, but not just another card trick video. This one, from magician Jacob Lin, is shot with Google Glass… so he really has to watch the angles!

Copperfield Talks With Tech Cocktail

Posted by Michael on November 20th, 2014

David Copperfield was a guest at the recent Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference. He spoke with Benn Parr on the subject of entrepreneurship. Tech Cocktail has been good enough to post the talk on YouTube so now you can hear David’s thoughts and advice as well. It is a little bit longer than we usually post, but how often to you get wisdom from a magician on course to be a billionaire?

Dynamo’s Dogs, Magic Memories And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 20th, 2014

Today’s Magic Bulletin starts with Dynamo introducing his dog Bessie to K9 Magazine. You can read their interview with him on their website.

If it is still Thursday morning when you are reading this, you may want to turn on NBC’s Today Show to see if you can catch their “lunch with magicians” segment.

South Coast Today takes a quick look at local boy Alfred DeLage who toured with Prince Rajah in the 1930s. Deluge, a New Bedford, MA native, would be billed on his own as the America’s Fastest Magician.

Continuing with the local connections, The News Observer takes a look at Houdini and his niece Marie Hinson Blood.