Visiting A German Magic Shop

Posted by Michael on June 27th, 2016

David Howell is traveling Germany and in the latest episode of his travel blog he visits the Abiolus magic shop in Berlin. We love the brick and mortars here at iTricks Tower Midwest (as you know) and we love getting a chance to peek into a shop a few timezones away!

We aren’t sure why David is in Germany (we think we may be a translator) or even if he has a website. But you can follow his continued adventures his YouTube page.

A Little Money Magic With Chris Ballinger

Posted by Michael on June 27th, 2016

Since we mentioned Chris Ballinger earlier this morning we found his most recent magic post (from late last week). You can see more of the Ballinger Family videos on their YouTube channel.

And if you aren’t familiar with Chris’ work, you should look him up at your favorite magic store! (I like Moustache.)

Magician Goes Viral In The Wrong Way And Much More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 27th, 2016

This video from the Daily Mail is the biggest video featuring a magician this weekend… Still, playing with his baby niece is probably not how magician Chris Swann imagined achieving Internet fame! Read more on The Daily Mail website.

The other big new in magic (at least in the English papers) is the reported break up of Chloe Louise Crawford and Criss Angel. According to the Mirror, Crawford has been dropped from the about-to-open Mindfreak Live tour. The Mirror also remembered that the former Britain’s Got Talent contestant was a Playboy model which rated an article of its own.

Finally, you may know Chris Ballinger from his Magic Monday YouTube posts with his family. What you may not know is that his sister is Colleen Ballinger, better know as her YouTube character Miranda Sings. Chris is co-creator (with Colleen) of Haters Back Off, the new Netflix exclusive series starring Miranda Sings. Read more on Yahoo Finance.

Murray’s Magic Tattoo Studio

Posted by Michael on June 24th, 2016

Murray SawChuck teams with Dirk Vermin (from A&E’s Bad Ink tattoo rescue show) for a tat parlor magic! You can always catch more of Murray on his YouTube page.

I think that is it for us this week… The AC is finally chugging along and we are closing the offices early to head out to Bellator Dynamite 2 (man cannot live by magic alone). Everyone here at iTricks Tower Midwest hopes you can do the same thing this weekend: avoid the heat and find something fun to do.

Nash Fung’s Gigante 3 Card Monte

Posted by Michael on June 24th, 2016

3 Card Monte | Seattle TV Magician Nash Fung from Seattle magician Nash Fung on Vimeo.

Seattle’s Nash Fung has a “big picture” take on the three card monte in this video from KING 5 TV’s Evening Magazine. See plenty more of Nash on his Vimeo page.

Dynamo Brings Magic To Refugees

Posted by Michael on June 24th, 2016

This new video from the British Red Cross show Dynamo performing a surprise magic show for refugees in Liverpool. You can read more on the British Red Cross website.

Frewin, Brown And Dick Van Dyke [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 24th, 2016

We are kicking off today’s Video Friday with a little mind reading from Taylor Hughes before we get to the news.

And the first news is that that we have been having massive AC issues at iTricks Tower Midwest (just days before taking possession of the New iTricks Tower Midwest) so we aren’t making any promises about how many posts we are going to get up today while waiting for the HVAC guy.

The Niagara Falls Review features Greg Frewin and the news of his Performing Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts.

Derren Brown recently spoke to the Evening Times (of Glasgow) and explained how and why he went from law school to the stage.

Finally, WAND 17 talks to Dick Van Dyke about efforts to restore his childhood home in Danville, IL (so it can become a museum) and raise money for arts students.