The Man Behind Magic’s Theater And Museum

Posted by Michael on August 19th, 2019

KLRU’s Arts In Context trained their cameras on John Magic of Magic’s Theater and Museum in Austin, Texas. You can read more about the venue and the performer in this companion article on the Culture Map Austin site.

BGT: The Champions, Derren Brown And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 19th, 2019

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions is coming at the end of the month… between Yahoo’s UK Celebrity reporting and the trailer we know magicians Richard Jones and the Sacred Riana will appear.

Derren Brown was a guest for half of the most recent The New Yorker Radio Hour, which you can stream free over on The New Yorker website.

I can’t get into The LA Times site for the rest of the month… but they seemed to review a magic show over the weekend. Check it out here if you have not run out of free articles on their site this month.

Finally, Ivan Mazurkiewicz is my favorite kind of magician. The Star Tribune has a feature on this Twin Cities paramedic who has learned magic just to help keep young patients at ease.

And The Winner Was… [Broken Remote]

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2019

In the ninth and final episode of VH1′s Celebracadabra C. Thomas Howell was proclaimed the champion… perhaps because he threw himself into the competition and was willing to do almost anything to further his magic.

Although you might find a few pirate episodes bouncing around the Internet, Celebracadbra is not available on any platform we checked which is too bad because it really was not a bad show compared to other reality shows!

That’s it for us this week. Have a great, fun and safe weekend everyone and try to stay cool!

The Finalists Are… [Broken Remote]

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2019

Celebracadabra, which was hosted by magician Jonathan Levit only lasted a single season of nine episodes. After several eliminations, Hal Sparks and C. Thomas Howell were the last two would be magicians to head into the final.

Visiting The Magic Castle [Broken Remote]

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2019

Back in April of 2008 Celebracadabra premiered on VH1. Seven celebrities, including C. Thomas Howell, Hall Sparks, Lisa Ann Walter, Kimberly Wyatt Christopher Reid, Ant and Carnie Wilson, were trained by magicians Murray SawChuck, Asi Wind, Derek Hughes, Silly Billy, Simon Lovell, David Regal and Rocco Silano. In this clip, the contestants visit the world famous Magic Castle.

The AJ Documentary, Shin Lim And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2019

It is Video Friday and today we are giving a Broken Remote salute to the first US magic competition series we can remember: VH1′s Celebracadabra.

Today is the day! The Amazing Johnathan Documentary is on Hulu, and in a few select cinemas across the country. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Vox, the LA Times and The Daily Beast all weighed in on the film yesterday.

LIve magic more your thing? If you are in the Tucson area you are in luck this weekend! The local SAM assembly is putting on its 32nd Annual Stars Of Magic Show Saturday. Find out more at their website.

Shin Lim is getting married soon and NextShark has the story of his proposal and upcoming wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Karan Singh In Vegas

Posted by Michael on August 15th, 2019

Indian magician and mind reader Karan Singh has posted this video featuring some off stage magic while he was visiting Las Vegas.