Archive for the 'David Blaine' Category

David Blaine Bullet Catch Behind The Scenes

Posted by Michael on January 26th, 2021

David Blaine recently posted this clip featuring the work that went into is bullet catch for the 2010 What Is Magic? special.

One Last New Year’s Message

Posted by Michael on January 5th, 2021

We only came across David Blaine’s New Year message last night… and even though we are a bit late with it, we think he won ringing in the new year and saying goodbye to the old.

BEST OF 2020: Ascension (Continued)

Posted by Michael on December 30th, 2020

David Blaine explains some of his thinking that led to the YouTube special Ascension.

BEST OF 2020: Ascension

Posted by Michael on December 30th, 2020

David Blaine’s Ascension was not exactly magic but it was magical and it certainly made David the talk of pretty much the entire world.

David Blaine Flies [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 3rd, 2020

HE DID IT! David Blaine’s Ascension was short on magic (there was only one brief card trick in the entire presentation as I recall) but high on good, old fashioned adventure yesterday. I do not know if you all are old enough to remember the golden age of televised stunts like Evil Knievel jumping over stuff but I am and that is exactly what I thought about as I watched yesterday’s presentation. The only drawback was that it was a Tuesday morning… I wonder why they didn’t aim for this weekend? Chicago’s WGN TV, Austin’s KVUE, USA Today and, of course, The Independent were just a few of the media outlets to cover the event.

In possibly related, but also not magic, news yesterday there were reports of a federal investigation into pilot sightings of a man flying a jetpack near LAX!

Magicians Keep Working, Blaine, Auctions [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 2nd, 2020

Xavier Mortimer joined Las Vegas CBS 8 to talk about Vegas performers and the pandemic shutdown.

Fine Books and Collections takes a peek at some of the circus and sideshow items going on the auction block over at Potter and Potter at the end of the month. Do not not forget about their online only magic auction on the 12th, too!

Meanwhile, in LA magicians find ways to keep working according to this LA Business Journal article.

Finally the big news is David Blaine’s balloon stunt is, as of time of writing, on for this morning… 8:55 AM Eastern Time. You can check in and watch on the Ascension YouTube page.

Ascension, AGT and More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 1st, 2020

As David Blaine explains above, Ascension is on for tomorrow (weather permitting). You can read a little more in this Arizona Republic article.

Xavier Mortimer chatted with Digital Journal about his viral videos with Jason Derulo.

Finally, no magic scheduled for tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent; plan your viewing accordingly.