Dealt, Strictly Come Dancing, Reza And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 19th, 2017

We’re starting the day off with the new trailer for Dealt the documentary about Richard Turner from IFC, which will hit video on demand services and select theaters on October 20.

The Royal Gazette (the fanciest newspaper we have ever heard of at iTricks Tower Midwest) spoke with Reza about his upcoming shows in Bermuda and performing with his girlfriend/assistant Christa Kemnitz.

The British are apparently obsessed with Strictly Come Dancing so it should come as no surprise that MSN Entertainment News has quotes from Debbie McGee about her ambitions to do better on the show than her late husband, magician Paul Daniels.

Speaking of magicians and British reality TV, Hafid Good is literally gearing up for Britain’s Got Talent 2018 and has a Kickstarter campaign to help finance his perfect magic show. Learn more about his fundraising campaign (and decide if you want to contribute) on Kickstarter.

Finally, Daniel Martin is performing a magic show at the Michigan Theater in Jackson, MI on Friday, September 29 to do a little fundraising, but his proceeds will be going to the Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. You can hear more about the charity here and learn more about the show at the CPCAN website.

Michael Grandinetti Stage Magic

Posted by Michael on September 18th, 2017
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Let’s end the day with another Masters Of Illusion clip and some good old fashioned big-time stage magic from Michael Grandinetti.

Cher Steps In For Nani Darnell….

Posted by Michael on September 18th, 2017

Ran across this clip on YouTube from Cher’s variety show that saw the singer stepping into the role of magician’s assistant for guest Mark Wilson. According to the posting YouTuber (C. Colton, who seems to specialize in stage magic clips) this originally aired in September of 1975.

Jeff McBride, the Unembeddable, The Bachelorette And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 18th, 2017

A little something from Jeff McBride on Masters Of Illusion kicks off the day because the TV schedule says that we can still look forward to new episodes of it and Penn & Teller: Fool Us/em> on The CW this week. But the “summer season” can’t last too much longer!

A couple of news stories with video that we can’t embed today… but that’s okay because we still have the links for you!

First up, David and Jameleigh DaVinci posted a video on their Vimeo page updating everyone on her condition after her accident while performing at sea earlier this year.

Rapid City, Iowa’s NBC channel posted a couple of videos featuring Jay Owenhouse ahead of his performance in their town. You can check them out here and here, but we had trouble getting the clips to actually load!

And our final non-embedable clip comes from Breakfast TV Montreal, via MSN News, and features Jean-Pierre Parent visiting the set and talking about his recent appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

The Daily Mail is keeping an eye on Sophie Monk’s time on The Bachelorette; they report that she is completely taken with magician Apollo Jackson, even though he is not the older man she pictured falling for on the show.

Finally, another LA news site has featured Siegfried Tieberthis time it is the LA Daily News. Mr. Tieber: you need to write a book on getting publicity!

David Copperfield and Jamie Lee Curtis

Posted by Michael on September 15th, 2017

Okay, we can’t exactly use the word “classic” in good conscience with this clip, but we have a soft spot in our hearts for 1980′s Terror Train, starring the 1980′s greatest scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and this weekend’s birthday boy, David Copperfield.

Have a great (and safe) weekend y’all! And David: you have a happy birthday!

Zaney Blaney Is A Museum Piece!!

Posted by Michael on September 15th, 2017

We promised you some Copperfield today, but you might not have been expecting this! Walter Zaney Blaney recently posted this video highlighting his trip to Copperfield’s magic museum to see the new exhibit dedicated to his amazing career!

Jarrett And Raja Heading To The Stratosphere

Posted by Michael on September 15th, 2017

Ahead of their move to The Stratosphere, Jarrett and Raja visited the KSNV News Studios for a little fun. You should also be able to catch Jarrett and Raja on The CW’s Masters Of Illusion.