Trigg Watson’s Checkered Past Show

Posted by Michael on July 19th, 2018

From the Dallas Morning News comes this clip featuring Trigg Watson talking about his show at the Checkered Past Winery.

Eric Dittelman On Live!

Posted by Michael on July 19th, 2018

Live! With Kelly And Ryan’s Mentalist Week continued Tuesday with an appearance from America’s Got Talent alum Eric Dittelman. Check your local listings for Live! to see more magic… er, mentalism.

Mentalist Week, Secret History Of Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 19th, 2018

Foodie Magician Josh Beckerman on Live with Kelly and Ryan kicks off our Thursday. Matt Cooper will make an appearance on the show today (check local listings) as they continue Mentalist Week.

The Washington Post has a review of the new book The Secret History Of Magic from authors Peter Lamont and Jim Steinmeyer.

Capelino has more coverage of Russian illusionist Sergei Safronov’s life offstage, this time as he talks about his first marriage.

Finally, this is not magic but check out this Curbed Detroit article on Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum.

Smoothini And Lil Xan

Posted by Michael on July 18th, 2018

Fuse has released another segment of its web series featuring Smoothini, star of Hip Hop Houdini (if you missed last night’s premiere, catch it online here), behind the scenes and the Firefly Music Festival. This episode features Lil Xan getting a house (er… festival) call from Dr. Smooth.

Kevin Blake Appears On The AGT Judges’ Cuts

Posted by Michael on July 18th, 2018

I am not sure we saw the audition of Kevin Blake during the first few weeks of America’s Got Talent, but he stepped up his game for the judges’ cut and his new performance simply could not be ignored. Unfortunately, it was not enough for him to move through to the live shows. Aaron Crow, who was this week’s “leaked” performance, did pass through to the live shows.

Next week’s preview featured both Shin Lim and Rob Lake. Other magicians to look for include The Sacred Riana, Lord Nil and quick change artists Sixto and Lucia.

Cobra Bite, Make Cancer Disappear And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 18th, 2018

Live! With Kelly And Ryan kicks off Mentalist Week yesterday with a visit from Oz Pearlman.

Scary story out of Newsweek, via MSN: Iranian born magician Alef Ghafouri was bitten by a cobra while performing in Turkey but has been moved to Cairo, Egypt for treatment despite political tensions between the two nations. The accident occurred during rehearsals.

Magician and leukemia survivor Jim Munroe has partnered with Be The Match to launch the Make Cancer Disappear campaign this September. The social media campaign will feature magic videos combined with donation opportunities and stories of blood stem cell transplant patients.

We have so much magic on TV this week we actually left something out of our list for the week: Thursday on Tru TV there are two new episodes of The Carbonaro Effect at 10 PM Eastern sandwiched between a night of repeat episodes.

Finally, Broadway World announced Ivan Amodei’s Secrets & Illusions show will begin a tour in October; you can see the announced dates on the official Secrets & Illusions website.

Smoothini Returns To This Is 50 [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2018

Smoothini returns to the webseries This Is 50 to promote his new show Hip Hop Houdini (Fuse, tonight, 10 PM Eastern). You might remember him appearing a few months back on the show and talking about his stint in the Marines and becoming a magician. The NSFW is for some R-rated language language!