Archive for the 'David Blaine' Category

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.

Ascension Postponed; Arizona Bound For TBD Flight

Posted by Michael on August 30th, 2020

As David Blaine explains, his balloon flight over New York has morphed instead into a balloon flight over Arizona and been postponed. Speculation is the Gonzo-style stunt will now take place Tuesday or Wednesday, but Arizona weather conditions will be the deciding factor.

David Blaine Update… And Countdown

Posted by Michael on August 28th, 2020

David Blaine’s Ascendant will go live on YouTube next Monday (you can purchase it or watch it free with ads here) and this update describes some of the issues he has already faced in arranging his balloon flight over the Hudson.

David Blaine Joins Zach King

Posted by Michael on August 19th, 2020

Zach King is the, well, king of video editing magic and David Blaine is, well David Blaine. Put them together and you risk breaking YouTube…. but that is what happened yesterday.

David Blaine On Tonight Show And More

Posted by Michael on August 17th, 2020

David Blaine made an appearance with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show last Thursday… and, of course, folks are still covering his announced attempt to fly over New York using a bunch of helium balloons. CBS New York and WLNS both posted stories on the stunt while while KFSN has coverage of what was probably a practice run for the flight!