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Big Cats Returning To Vegas Magic Shows?

Posted by Michael on June 2nd, 2020

KTNV spoke with Murray SawChuck and others about the possibility of big cats returning to Las Vegas magic shows in the wake of Roy Horn’s passing and the popularity of Netfilix’s Tiger King.

The Daily Mail has a piece on the history of the Magic Castle and the new documentary M for Magic telling its story…

BGT Magic, Magic History And A Comedy Museum [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 1st, 2020

Damien O’Brien was the latest magic act to hit the Britain’s Got Talent stage this past weekend. If he looks familiar, he has been on TV before in series such as Killer Magic.

Today I Found Out posted a story about “The Bizarre (and Magical) Duel Between Chung Ling Soo and Ching Ling Foo.”

A little more history from The Athens Daily Herald: coverage of radio mentalist Mel-Roy’s visit to Athens, Georgia back in the 1920s.

Finally, how about a little more history? The Hernando Sun has a piece on Tony Belmont’s The Comedy Hall of Fame Museum in Holiday, Florida. It now includes comedy magicians… and Tony was a member of doo-wop group The Belmonts.

Murray SawChuck Visits The Tiger King

Posted by Michael on May 22nd, 2020

The “lovely magician Murray SawChuck” joined the Morning Blend Las Vegas team to talk about his visit to the Tiger King ranch… I still do not get the whole Tiger King thing but if you to see more, check out TMZ coverage of Murray’s visit to the ranch here.

Nevada Honors Roy Horn And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 18th, 2020

KTNV coverage of Criss Angel’s recent food donation to the families at a local childhood cancer center.

The Las Vegas Sun reports flags in Nevada will fly at half staff today to honor the late Roy Horn. People posted a feature on the friendship and career of Siegfried and Roy over the weekend. You can read it here via Yahoo. Personally, and I admit I am biased, I think their story is just perfect for a feature film or even a mini-series.

Both the LA Times and Broadway World have reviews of Helder GuimarĂ£es’ virtual magic show The Present.

Things are kind of getting back to normal (I am starting to book flights again for my day job… but I still can’t use the soda fountain at my local gas station of choice). Many folks are starting to go back to work, but by and large the kids are not going back to school until next year. So lots of you are still trying to keep the kids entertained… You might check out this performance of the Disneyland Paris show Mickey and the Magician… it is the latest video in the Disneyland Paris Watch Parties series.

Something else for the kids: Dan Sperry is reading a new children’s book on his YouTube page.

Do not forget Penn & Teller are returning to the airwaves tonight with the new special Penn & Teller: Try This At Home on The CW. The special promises performances and magic lessons from the boys and some of their magical friends, all shot at their homes. Penn Jillette spoke to WGN radio about the special (because a radio interview with Teller would be kind of a let down…); you can hear the 12+minute conversation on the WGN site. Masters of Illusion returned with its new season Friday; if you missed it or just want to see it again, you can stream the new episodes at The CW website.

Magic On TV Today [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 15th, 2020

Not sure we will check in again today… storms, power issues (I moved into a neighborhood with buried power lines for a reason!?!) and such. Today’s lead video is from David Gatti.

Tonight on The CW, Masters of Illusion launches its new season with two, new half hour episodes and last year’s anniversary special. Prime time viewing is solved!

Justin Willman, LIberty@Home And Much More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 14th, 2020

WBAL coverage of Chris Dugdale’s Kids Magic Academy leads today’s bulletin.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch spoke with Justin Willman about the new season of Magic For Humans (which premieres on Netflix this Friday, May 15), staying home and his postponed tour dates.

Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent profiles Robert Malissa, who has been performing magic around town for 50 years.

Finally, The Pitt News keeps everyone up to date on Liberty@Home.

P&T Special, Tiger King Teams Looks At S&R and More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 13th, 2020

Ready for some new Penn & Teller on The CW? Good. Penn & Teller: Try This At Home, scheduled for next Monday the 18th, is a new special which looks to have the boys joined by their magic friends to perform and teach magic. The special was filmed entirely at the performers’ homes.

“>According to the Hollywood Reporter, the team behind Netflix’s break out hit Tiger King are making inquiries about people involved with Siegfried and Roy and the horrible onstage mauling that effectively ended their performing careers.

Finally, the Bellevue Leader has a piece on Nebraska magician Arthur Fratelli. While other performers are going virtual with their shows, he as created a contact free live performance as “The Door Step Magician.”