Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Hip Hop Houdini Wins Best Reality Imagen Award!

Posted by Michael on August 12th, 2019

Congratulations to Smoothini and the entire crew over at Fuse’s Hip Hop Houdini on their win in the Best Variety Or Reality Show category at the 2019 Imagen Awards. They managed to beat out the Jennifer Lopez show World Of Dance (NBC), Last Week Tonight (HBO) and three other nominees.

iTricks can not wait for season two!

Andrew Mayne VS Sharks TONIGHT!

Posted by Michael on August 2nd, 2019

Andrew Mayne’s new Discovery Channel special debuts tonight, probably in just a couple of hours (maybe sooner) depending where you are. Here is a video CNET put up featuring Andrew and his shark stealth suit… you can read more over on Distractify, too.

How Magicians Become Magicians

Posted by Michael on July 30th, 2019

Magician’s Masterclass posted this short featuring several performers, including Graemazing, Scott Boyd and Joan Caesar, explaining their journey to become magicians.

WOMU Peeks Behind The P3 Theater Curtain

Posted by Michael on July 25th, 2019

We were playing around on the YouTube the other day and ran across this piece from the WOMU arts program Broad and High featuring Penguin Magic’s P 3 Theater and Dan Harlan. It was originally produced in 2018, so Dan was still in the middle of his Tarbell: Every Trick In the Book project.

Kid Reporter Interviews Bill Cook

Posted by Michael on July 19th, 2019

Kids First reporter Katherine S. recently caught up with Chicago magician and Masters Of Illusion performer Bill Cook.

I got a chance to see Bill around the IBM/SAM convention in St. Louis a few years ago and he really is one of the friendliest guys in magic. Not surprised to see him taking time for a young reporter (who, by the way, is better than many of the small town reporters I have seen lately).

Have a great weekend, y’all!

A Little Advice From Michael Kent

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2019

Not a performance but instead words of wisdom from magician Michael Kent at the Virginia Governor’s School at Radford University.

Happy Retirement Mark Raffles

Posted by Michael on July 16th, 2019

Mark Raffles is a living legend. He has been performing for over eight decades but has officially retired at the youthful age of 97! You can marvel at Mark’s famous pickpocket act above and read more about his career over on the BBC website.