Gary Goodman, Those Magical Dames And 49 Boxes [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2018

Mind Reading with Boca Raton Magician Gary Goodman from Gary Goodman on Vimeo.

Boca Raton magician Gary Goodman is performing a benefit show for the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund and dropped by WPTV to do a little promotion.

The Petoskey News Review has the details on Those Magical Dames, a lecture Jania Taylor will be presenting for the North Central Michigan College Lecture Series on April 17. She will highlight the career of eight women in magic that are far too often overlooked.

LA Magazine takes a look at 49 Boxes, “an immersive storytelling game” getting rave reviews in Hollywood and rich in magical history and lore.

RIP Frank Avruch, Boston’s Bozo

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2018

Although, to our knowledge, he was not a magician we’d like to take a second to acknowledge the passing of Frank Avruch, the man who portrayed Bozo the Clown for the Boston version of the program. He played America’s favorite clown from the late ’50s until 1970 and his version was also syndicated to other markets. Mr. Avruch was 89 years old.

Matthew Le Mottée Wins Magic Circle Close Up Prize

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2018

That’s Cambridge posted this feature on Matthew Le Mottée, a Cambridge magician who has won his second Magic Circle Close UP Competition.

Congratulations Matthew!

Derren Brown On Today, Mat Meets Roy And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2018

Derren Brown visited the Today Show’s Megan Kelly hour (you know, we still aren’t clear on how that works… is it a show within a show like Elmo’s World at the end of Sesame Street?) to conduct a “social experiment” on her audience.

The legendary Siegfried Fischbacher attended Mat Franco’s show recently and Vegas News has a great picture of the two.

Speaking of Vegas, you can read more about The Worst Show In Vegas in this new press release.

The Sun has a profile of Ben Hanlin ahead of his duties hosting the Sports Relief pro-health benefit show Friday night in the UK.

Finally, The Montreal Gazette is the latest media outlet to cover Carleton University’s new magic chair.

Adam Trent Talks To His Hometown Audience

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2018

Adam Trent went home to Colorado last night and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts managed to pin him down for a few questions before the show.

Chris Pilsworth Answers That Age Old Question….

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2018

How’d you get started in magic?

Basically, this is a promo video and we usually don’t share the straight promo videos… but this is a pretty good one from Chris Pilsworth. Not only does it answer a very, very common question asked of magicians it gives him a chance to introduce himself to potential customers and audiences. Very savvy Mr. Pilsworth!

McIlhany Auction, Punch And Judy, Michael Jackson And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2018

Today’s Magic Bulletin starts with Broadway World’s look at the Rosenkranz Mysteries.

The third part of Bill McIlhany’s magic collection will go on the auction block on April 7 and 8; the catalog is now available for download (as are the previous two) over at the David Goodman auction website. If you see something you like, you’ll find everything you need to know to bid live or online, too.

HistoryNet looks at the relationship between Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in an article originally from American History Magazine. Houdini’s birthday (his 144th) his this Saturday.

Today, if you are in the Washington DC area, magician Professor Horn will perform a free Punch and Judy show. We don’t usually cover local magic events unless they are for charity but this one is a little different because it is being sponsored by the Library of Congress! Get all the info here.

The Chicago Tribune looks at (or rather, listens to) the new album from pianist Mike Jones and sometimes magician, sometimes musician Penn Jillette.

Finally, Forbes gets the inside scoop on Michael Jackson from his ex-bodyguard… who met the King of Pop through Uri Geller.