Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2017

It is now 7:26 PM Central Time, 5:26 Pacific… Eric Jones is one of three acts in danger of elimination on America’s Got Talent but you can help to save him and keep his AGT dreams alive by going to the America’s Got Talent Dunkin’ Save and voting for him in the next few minutes:


Demian Aditya Cheats Death On AGT

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2017

Demian Aditya stuck with his tried and true formula last night on America’s Got Talent: death defying escape from an elaborate set up… with a kicker ending. But was it enough to escape to the next round? Especially given the off stage technical problems (something which plagued other acts as well)? We’ll find out tonight on America’s Got Talent (NBC, local listings).

Eric Jones On America’s Got Talent

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2017

Master close up magician Eric Jones returned to the America’s Got Talent stage last night in a bid to continue on, closer to the one million dollar prize. He took a chance, though, and went big with this act featuring a giant piece of plexiglass-glass and Howie Mandel.

Eric’s fate will be revealed tonight on America’s Got Talent (NBC, local listings).

Philly Magic, Hot Vegas Shows, Reza & The Mariners [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2017

The website featured this video from Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz Twitter account showing a pre-game magic show in the baseball team’s locker room. Sharp-eyed iTricksters will recognize that unidentified magician as Reza.

Head over to the WGOL website to listen to an interview with Danny Archer and Marty Martin as they talk about the Smoke and Mirrors Magic Theater in Philadelphia, which is a magic shop and school.

We’ll bring you last night’s America’s Got Talent magic as the day goes on… tune in to NBC tonight to see if Eric Jones or Demian Aditya will be going to the next round.

Finally, Where Traveler lists nine hot Vegas shows that never disappoint and FOUR of them are magic acts!

Murray SawChuck On Masters Of Illusion

Posted by Michael on August 22nd, 2017

Lest you think he is all YouTube and pranks, Murray SawChuck’s magic channel recently posted this clip on The CW’s Masters Of Illusion (new episode this Friday, check local listings).

We’re not sure how many more new episodes of Master’s Of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us are left or when The CW’s summer season ends, but their regular line up (you know, DC superhero shows) by and large is not returning until October!

A Day In The Life Of A Magician (In Bahrain) [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on August 22nd, 2017

Nabeel Bera is a professional magician in Bahrain and in this video he let’s us hang out with him for the day to see what it’s like being a performing magician in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Be warned, some of the reactions he gets are not quite safe for work…

Carbonaro, McGee Dancing, Fringe And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 22nd, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Michael Carbonaro (star of his own TruTV show, seen above) has signed with CAA for representation.

After The House Lights is taking a look at the Edmonton Fringe, including this feature on the Camilo Dominguez show The Art Of Magic.

If you are a reality TV fan, you may want to know that Debbie McGee has officially been added to the new season of Strictly Come Dancing (the British show that gave birth to America’s Dancing With The Stars). This is apparently big news with coverage in The Sun and Entertainment Daily, among other outlets.

If you are an American reality TV fan, or just a magic fan, you may want to know that Eric Jones and Demian Aditya are scheduled for tonight’s America’s Got Talent live show and Colin Cloud is scheduled for next week’s… NBC, check local listings.

The New York Times summed up celebrity responses to Jerry Lewis’s death, including a prominent mention of Penn’s tweets.

I have not been able to make a connection in any way with magic, but I do want to quickly address the fact that we lost another incredible comedic genius over the weekend. Dick Gregory passed away at the age of 84. Besides being a ground breaking comedian, Gregory was a civil rights activist, author and more; read about his life in this LA Times article.