First up, Isaac Haber’s take on the ice bucket challenge for ALS awareness. He challenges all magicians to take up the bucket, but specifically names Dan White, Blake Vogt, and Jonathan Bayme. You can donate to ALS, by the way, here.

The Las Vegas Sun published its obituary for longtime Vegas resident Joanie Spina yesterday.

You probably already know that Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini is making attempt tonight to get to the next round of America’s Got Talent. What you may not know is that The Illusionists will be making an appearance on Wednesday’s result show.

In other TV news, The Hollywood Reporter has an early review on Wizards Wars. You can check it out here. Wizard Wars premieres tonight on SyFy… stay tuned to iTricks for more Wizard Wars coverage later today.

Just a shot in the dark, but is it possible that 2014 has been the greatest year for magic in the history of American television? How many new magic shows have there been this year? There are more to come, too, including the new Reelz Channel show Sons of Houdini with Murray SawChuck and Jan Rouven.