Cups And Balls From A Brand New Magician

Posted by Michael on December 13th, 2018

From the YouTube channel Arda’s Playtime comes this performance of the cups and balls by a new magician. I watched this and was struck about how we all first fell in love with magic, either as performers or merely fans. Arda, I am stuck in a hotel room right now but you inspired me to grab a few coffee cups and napkins out of the lobby and practice all last night. Keep up the amazing magic!

Criss Angel And Johnathan Davis [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on December 13th, 2018

Is this a promo for the new Criss Angel immersive magic show Mindfreak opening at the Planet Hollywood or a music video for Johnathan Davis’ song Basic Needs? Kind of hard to tell and Angel himself calls it a “music video” from the show… so that doesn’t really help!

AGT: The Champions Magic Acts, Jason Bishop And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 13th, 2018

America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres January 7 on NBC. Good Housekeeping (via MSN) has a list of the 50 global acts returning to compete in the show. They title it “Controversial ‘AGT’ Contestant Set To Compete In New Talent Show,” but they fail to identify which act they deem controversial. Is it maybe Comedy Daredevil Ryan Stock and AmberLynn? However, the magic acts include: Shin Lim, Colin Cloud, Jon Dorenbos, The Clairvoyants, Piff the Magic Dragon, Ryan Stock and AmberLynn, Darcy Oake and Cosentino.

Speaking of AGT, current champion Shin Lim was recently inducted in the the Ride Of Fame according to Broadway World and now has his own memorial seat on sightseeing double decker bus.

Jason Bishop will be performing two very special shows in Friday, Jan. 18 at Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall. The first will be for kids aged 13 to 18 in the foster care system and the second, which will be open to the public, will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates across southern New Jersey. Thank you, Jason, for working for such a great cause.

This Week In Marvel With Justin Willman

Posted by Michael on December 12th, 2018

The latest episode of This Week In Marvel features Justin Willman, one of a growing number of Netflix magicians!

Lee Terbosic and Scott Schiller Talk Liberty Magic On KDKA

Posted by Michael on December 12th, 2018

Nothing more exciting that new brick and mortar magic shops and venues! Lee Terbosic and Scott Schiller were in the KDKA studios yesterday to talk about the new Liberty Magic theater in Pittsburgh.

David Kwong, Pittsburgh Magic Venue, Auction And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 12th, 2018

David Kwong visited the set of The Today Show yesterday. He also was featured in the latest episode of Wired Masterminds, which you can see here.

Potter and Potter has announced a few new lots for this weekend’s online only magic auction. See all the lots and learn how to bid on their official website.

The latest episode of the 421 Media House podcast focuses on the science of magic, with magician Tyler Sass and a couple of doctors.

Broadway World is reporting the first industrial reading of the new musical The Brothers Houdini, which tells the story of brothers Erich and Theo Weiss, has been held.

Finally, The Times online has a few details on Liberty Magic, a new magical venue in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Oh wait, one more thing: we are adjusting the release times of iTricks updates as an experiment. Anyone got any strong feelings about that? Like the new times or the old times? Let us know! Best way is comments or brownbagmagic AT swbell DOT net.

Daniel Fernandez YouTube Inspired Magic [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on December 11th, 2018

First off, you might need to mute this or turn it down (way down) if you are at work. Daniel Fernandez brings the magic, the current PewDiePie vs. T-Series rivalry brings the Internet relevance and the teenage spectators bring the NSFW language in this new video.