That handsome gent above is none other than Doc Eason, performing at the Artisan in Snowmass. He is leading off the day because he was also the subject of a feature in The Aspen Times this week. If there were more bar magicians like Doc around local cover bands would start going out of style….

Julie Seabaugh wrote a great piece on The Amazing Jonathan for the Las Vegas Weekly. I hate to say you should leave iTricks, but in this case you should read this article right now.

Don’t forget Penn and Teller will make an appearance on tonight’s World Dog Awards on the CW. There is a new Masters Of Illusion on the same network tomorrow. Ricky Jay will be featured on American Masters on PBS next week. Meanwhile, over on cable Tru TV has a new Carbonaro Effect tonight. Brain Games returns to NatGeo Monday with illusionist Eric Leclerc. SyFy has more new Troy Tuesday and before you know it Wizard Wars will be back too…