Archive for the 'David Blaine' Category

David Blaine Visits Ellen (Without Frogs)

Posted by Michael on November 15th, 2016

Ellen might just be the number one show for featuring magic (that isn’t actually built around magic like Fool Us or Masters Of Illusion) and she had David Blaine drop by yesterday to do some card magic.

Have we mentioned that David Blaine’s new special is on ABC tonight at 10 PM Eastern/9 PM Central?

David Blaine Turns Jimmy Fallon Into A Screaming Schoolgirl

Posted by Michael on November 14th, 2016

This is kind of a long clip, but worth it. And no, David Blaine does not literally turn Jimmy Fallon into a schoolgirl. But he does reduce him to a screaming mess and probably gave The Roots nightmares. We haven’t seen tomorrow night’s special but if it is half as good as this Tonight Show appearance it will be completely worth watching!

Now A Little David Blaine

Posted by Michael on October 21st, 2016
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This video from a couple of years ago features David Blaine performing some card magic for Kris Aquino of ABS-CBN’s Aquino and Abunda Tonight. We are posting it because we couldn’t find a legit promo for David Blaine: What Is Magic? which has popped up on Netflix. Now you have a back up plan if the “and chill” part of this weekend’s Netflix and chill plan doesn’t work out.

Blaine Visits Bridgeport Schools

Posted by Michael on October 14th, 2015

David Blaine was among artists visiting Bridgeport, Connecticut schools yesterday as part of the Turnabout Arts Program. He told students that he loved math, but eventually turned his attention to magic. Read more about the visit on the Connecticut Post website (which is where we found the above video).

David Blaine Tries To Lighten Mood In Baltimore

Posted by Michael on April 30th, 2015

David Blaine made an unannounced trip to Baltimore yesterday to attempt to help to lighten the mood in the besieged town. According to the Washington Post (also the source of the video above) he said “I just want to be here, to let people know we care and to see people smile for a moment.” The International Business Times had additional coverage of Blaine’s trip to Baltimore. Hopefully, his appearance can help to lessen the tensions in the riot torn city.

Happy Presidents’ Day

Posted by Michael on February 16th, 2015

International iTricksters may not be aware that today is Presidents’ Day in the States. Basically, it is a bank holiday that brings us sales on linens and automobiles. To celebrate this fine holiday we bring you not discounted duvet covers but this video of David Blaine with former president George Bush from the Real Or Magic special.

Escapes, Roy’s B-Day, Basketball And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 6th, 2014

The footage above, from KPIX in San Francisco, shows magician and escape artist Zack Mirza performing an upside down straightjacket escape last Friday over the Justin Herman Plaza.

As reported last week, Friday was Roy Horn’s 70th birthday and the Las Vegas Sun has coverage of his celebration, which was held at 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque and included the cast of Michael Jackson One.

According to CBS Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders is trying a variety of things to engage and motivate his players, including bringing in magician and motivational speaker The Amazing Hondo. You can learn more about Hondo at his website.

The New York Post is reporting that the warden that allowed David Blaine to come in and entertain prisoners at The Manhattan Detention Center in New York City has lost his job. They report that the performance was the reason for his dismissal; his superiors were upset that Blaine’s appearance had been made fun of by people such as Dvid Letterman.

Finally, iTricks tips its hat to Penguin Magic. After the most recent Tarbell: Every Trick In The Book lesson, on thumbtip magic, came out many magicians were no doubt looking at their battered tips and thinking about getting a new one. Penguin sent an email out to subscribers (and maybe everyone who had purchased the lesson, we are not sure) not to advertise their thumbtips but to give away gift certificates good for a free classic Vernet tip! Shipping was even included.