Dom Chambers On AGT Tonight!

Posted by Michael on July 23rd, 2019

Dom Chambers is the sole magic act (we think) on tonight’s America’s Got Talent judge cuts… and The Wrap has his performance already. You can read more over on their website.

AGT airs tonight on NBC… check your local listings.

Balloon Twisting On WWLP’s Mass Appeal

Posted by Michael on July 23rd, 2019

Ed Popielarczyk returned to Mass Appeal to introduce the audience to balloon twisting… or folding as the station called it in their headline.

Julius Dein: Don’t Vape, Mandy Muden, Dayton DiTomasso [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 23rd, 2019

The FDA’s new anti-teen vaping campaign includes this TV spot featuring Julius Dein as part of their Real Cost campaign; read more in this CNBC article (via MSN).

The British Comedy Guide has eight random questions for comedy magician Mandy Muden.

The New York Times ran an article on the Magic Castle yesterday, but you need to be a subscriber to access it!

Finally, the Chicago Tribune profiles 14 year old professional magician Dayton DiTomasso.

Merv Taylor Bird Cage [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2019

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The vanishing birdcage is one of the great 20th century stage magic tricks. Visual but small, impressive while only requiring the magician, it is a classic piece to perform while larger props are being placed or when a performer wants a little more dialogue with the audience. A vintage Merv Taylor birdcage went up for auction on eBay over the weekend, and the seller claims it is in working condition. While certain versions have a (justifiably) bad reputation, this model includes an artificial bird… You can check out the auction here if you need to add this to your act or your collection. The auction will end next Sunday, July 28.

Munawar Khan Performing A Classic

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2019

Pakistan’s Got Talent winner Munawar Khan presents his take on the classic Miser’s Dream effect on the Geo Channel.

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2019

Jasen Magic stopped by Detroit’s Fox 2 recently to promote an area show and, unbeknownst to him, kick off our week at iTricks!

Gear up and get ready birthday party magicians: according to Today’s Parent Prince George’s new hobby is magic and his upcoming sixth birthday party will feature a magician (they do not say who was tapped with the royal performance) so trend conscious parents might just be looking to hire…

The Orlando Sentinel has a piece on local magician Jimmy Ichihana, who will be appearing on tonight’s episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, check your local listings).

Catholic news site Crux profiled Giancarlo Bernini, who recently graduated from Texas A&M and appeared on Fool Us.

The UK’s Express spoke with James Phelan about his magic and his uncle Paul Daniels.

Finally, Neatorama has a piece on Adelaide Hermann and her career.

Kid Reporter Interviews Bill Cook

Posted by Michael on July 19th, 2019

Kids First reporter Katherine S. recently caught up with Chicago magician and Masters Of Illusion performer Bill Cook.

I got a chance to see Bill around the IBM/SAM convention in St. Louis a few years ago and he really is one of the friendliest guys in magic. Not surprised to see him taking time for a young reporter (who, by the way, is better than many of the small town reporters I have seen lately).

Have a great weekend, y’all!