George Andrus, 98 year old brother of late magician Jerry Andrus, was the guest of honor at the local library this weekend when a display of his photographs was unveiled. According to the Albany Democrat-Herald George picked up photography after Jerry became interested in the subject almost 80 years ago. His photographs have graced the cover of the Photography Society of America’s magazine and has soap bubble videos have achieved something of a cult following. Some of his work can be seen in the video above from Oregon Art Beat, which was produced when George was 89.

Magician Janne Raudaskoski’s off Broadway family friendly play Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow was mentioned in the New York Times’ Theater Section. The show follows the adventures of a nightstand lamp and his pal the cellphone as they attempt to regain the lamp’s glow. It will be performed tomorrow, Tuesday January 14, at 7:00 PM at the New World Stages.

The Hindu website is reporting that a six year-old girl was visiting a resort near Chennai with her family where they attended a magic show. The performer gathered the children in the audience around him and threw a bell in the air, instead of landing on the stage as planned it hit the girl, cutting her forehead. The girl received medical attention but did not need stitches.

This should be a reminder to all performers to be careful. This accident could have been avoided and yet we are literally reading about it on the other side of the world!

Paul Lee presented his third annual Believe In Magic show yesterday (Sunday January 12) in St. Charles, Illinois. The annual event is a fundraiser for the National Association for Downs Syndrome. Other performers on the bill included Terri Lynn and Ken Mate, Jamahl Keyes and Trent Rivas (who you may remember from Kevin Spencer’s documentary More Alike Than Different).

Finally, Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne premieres tonight on A&E, 10 PM Eastern. Andrew was also the guest on the latest Magic Week In Review podcast.