We’ve posted this before, but what better way to celebrate the 143 birthday of Harry Houdini? This should be a holiday for magicians; after all, Houdini’s name is still foremost among magicians after almost a century!
Have a great and safe weekend, everyone. Go out and make some history of your own!
Stuff (at least the New Zealand version) had Cosentino on their Facebook for a live chat earlier today (way earlier if you are in North America like us) but you can see the 15 minute promo for the discussion here. Deadline (via Yahoo) reports Sam Huntington (Being Human) has joined the cast of the new Jon Cryer sitcom Losing It as Cryer’s younger brother, a successful birthday party magician.
Turns out that Little Big Shots is one of the shows that is being made in several different countries. In the UK, Dawn French hosts and recently ran across 13 year old magician Dan in this video we found on TellyMix.
It has been a year since Paul Daniels passed away; his widow Debbie McGee spoke to British media outlets, admitting that she does not feel guilty for living her life since Paul’s death. Read more coverage from the Daily Mail and The Sun.
When magicians think Houdini, they often think Halloween. That is the anniversary of his death, but he was born on March 24 in Budapest. As his 143rd birthday approaches, WFUV radio posted a 30 minute audio program that includes a visit to New York’s Houdini Museum and Fantasma Magic and the Post Crescent has an article on Houdini’s impact to this day on his adopted American hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.
David Blaine’s next special is less than two weeks away… Beyond Magic is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 on ABC. Check those local listings! We have seen a few sites stating this is going to be a new series but according to the ABC press release on The Futon Critic, it is a special.
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