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Jay Owenhouse And Richard Jones [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 17th, 2019

Now that Jay Owenhouse has played the Columbia Theatre in Longview, Washington, despite the pre-show protests of animal rights activists upset over his use of tigers, The Daily News takes a further look at what is best for the tigers.

We don’t know Jay although we have exchanged an email or two over the past couple of years. We have no reason to believe anything except that he has the best intentions when it comes to his tigers. Check out his blog to read some of his thoughts as he dealt with a recent injury suffered by one of his tigers… actually one of the tigers featured in the video above from back in 2010 when Shekina and Sheena were cubs.

Richard Jones took top honors on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2016, the only magician to do so. He sat down with the Dorsett Echo this week to talk about his transition from the military to magic and more.

Magic On the Moon And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 16th, 2019

Look up tonight at the moon… that may be the repository of David Copperfield’s magical secrets. According to TechCrunch, a recent probe sent to the moon by Israel failed, but it carried several experimental high endurance long term storage devices. One held Copperfield’s secrets but we do not know if it survived.

Smoke and Mirrors, an exhibit looking at the history of magic and its connections to psychology, has opened in London. Both ArtDaily and Time Out have articles looking at the exhibit at the Wellcome Collection.

Finally, the Times Of India reports Mogambo (seen above) has been declared the best magician in the country by the Bharath Talents Association

A New Masked Magician? China Love Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 15th, 2019

A new masked magician has appeared on television, but this Britain’s Got Talent performer seems to be more in the mysterious L’Homme Masque vein than the effect spoiling Fox TV special type. And just who is he… or she? According to this article (via MSN) maybe it is a return on a recent contestant!

Meanwhile, over in China, The Nanjinger has an article on the increasing popularity of magic in modern China.

Finally, The Daily News reports how the management of the Columbia Theatre in Longview, WA refused to buckle to pressure from animal rights activists and went on with a performance by Jay Owenhouse and his tigers.

Spain’s Got Talent, Davenport’s And Mind Weaponry [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 10th, 2019

Let’s kickoff this Wednesday with a escape act from this season of Spain’s Got Talent contestants Christian and Hans… it is a bit long, but in these breath-holding escapes that is kind of the point, isn’t it?

Lewis Davenport was the focus of a profile in The Telegraph, although you have to be a subscriber to read it. Meanwhile, Time Out London has a feature on Davenport’s Magic Shop, the magic store he founded in 1898 that is still in the family today.

So apparently there was a water leak in the Parliament building, causing it to be temporarily closed. Why is iTricks reporting this? Because according to the Evening Standard illusionist Uri Geller has claimed responsibility, explaining he did this telepathically. Does this make him the world’s first magic terrorist?

Like Magic News, Auctions And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 8th, 2019

Fine Books and Collections looks at the upcoming auction of the Ray Goulet Magic Collection at Potter and Potter on April 27. That video above is the kind of thing you might find at a Potter and Potter auction…

There is a little TV magic news. First, Criss Angel will appear in the pilot for NBC’s new magician themed sit com Like Magic according to Variety. Also, The CW is continuing to air repeats of Penn & Teller: Fool Us this week with a Friday night airing.

If you are out in the Vegas area this week, you might want to check out Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day Tuesday at their Henderson location. Celeb scoopers scheduled, according to Vegas News, include Vegas magic acts like Murray SawChuck.

Blaine, Seth Grabel And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 3rd, 2019

David Blaine’s publicist has issued a statement denying the allegations against him and stating he will cooperate with the investigation. Read more on the Page Six website.

Hello!, via Yahoo, shares fan support Debbie McGee has received on the anniversary of her marriage to the late Paul Daniels.

Seth Grabel is the guest on the latest episode of Andrew Cartwright’s Entrepreneur Talk; the show is a little over half an hour and you can stream it free here.

Finally, Nate Bargatze talked to Relevant about his new special, growing up with a magician dad and more. That’s the trailer running up top.

Blaine Under Investigation And Free Stuff [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 2nd, 2019

Multiple outlets are reporting the NYPD is investigating sexual assault allegations against David Blaine. Read more on the New York Daily News, Fox News or USA Today websites. Video coverage above from WTHR in Indiana.

Now, some free stuff!

The latest issue of Vanish Magazine is out, featuring Chris Funk on the cover. Download a free copy (or buy physical ones in a variety of sizes) on their website.

Potter and Potter will be auctioning off the magic collection of Ray Goulet on April 27 and the catalog is now available to download for free on their website… this one, however, you might want to buy the physical copy!