Ekaterina: The Next Great Magician

Posted by Michael on December 7th, 2016

Ekaterina has posted this clip of her from ITV’s The Great Magician performing her effect “Layers” at Comic-con. In her YouTube post she also asks that you click the “like” button if you would like her to release Layers.

Catch more of Ekaterina over on her website.

Blackstone!

Posted by Michael on December 7th, 2016

328b Blackstone Stage Performances – silent from Society of American Magicians on Vimeo.

The Society of American Magicians uploaded a batch of new, cool videos to their Vimeo page yesterday, including this long silent clip of Blackstone. Other videos of note include a 1950′s Fox Lake piece and the 2016 Broken Wands.

Message From Murray, Shut Eye And Cooper’s Fez [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 7th, 2016

Lead off video is something a little different from Murray SawChuck. It pretty much explains itself… Here is a link to the GoFundMe account he mentions.

A couple of more reviews for the new Hulu series Shut Eye: one from Deadline and another from the New York Times.

Broadway World chatted with Charlie “The Eccentric” Frye from The Illusionists.

Finally, The Guardian is reporting that Tommy Cooper’s fez is the latest item on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2016

This is an 1856 automaton clock created by Robert-Houdin and recently restored by the workshop of Vassort & Joubert.

We bring you this video to celebrate the 211th birthday of the legendary magician. At least, this is the birthday he claimed in his autobiography. Other sources place his birth a day later!

Keelan Wendorf Hits The Streets Cast Free

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2016

We have a new video from Keelan Wendorf (you may remember a video we shared of him in a cast a few weeks ago). This time he is cast free and, with the help of a spectator, brings a picture to life.

You can catch more of Chicago based Keelan over on his website.

Tango Magic, Hip Hop Magic, Dantini And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2016

First up we have the latest episode of History At Risk from filmmaker Frank Tybush. This episode features the story of Baltimore magician Dantini.

Reviews for Hulu’s magician turned psychic drama Shut Eye are starting to come in. You can read Variety’s take here.

The Business Insider (via Yahoo News) has the story of Patriot’s rookie Malcolm Mitchell, who penned The Magician’s Hat last year. The children’s book celebrates the magic of reading. Mitchell also has a foundation to encourage childhood literacy called Read With Malcolm (and they seem to tie in with magicians to spread the magic of reading, too).

Alex Belfield has posted a new interview with Debbie McGee on his YouTube page.

Marcelo “Tango Magic” Insua is coming to New York to lecture and the Sparta Independent reports that he will also perform one show in New Jersey.

Finally, The Dallas Observer reports that hip-hop artist and magician Ritchy Flo has released a new collection of music, comedy and magic videos. You can see some NSFW Ritchy Flo material over on his page on Gitmo Music.

Is Jamie Allan The Next Great Magician?

Posted by Michael on December 5th, 2016

This clip from ITV’s Next Great Magician features Jamie Allan. You can see more of Jamie, catch his podcasts and more over on his official website.