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Siegfried Fischbacher Passes Away At 81

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2021

KTNV coverage of the death of legendary Vegas performer Siegfried Fischbacher at the age of 81.

Rick Smith Jr. Does It Again!

Posted by Michael on January 13th, 2021

Rick Smith Jr. has claimed his 4th Guinness Book of World Records title, this time for throwing 52 cards into a target as seen in this Fox 8 Cleveland report.

Copperfield Kindness, Siegfried Ill [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 12th, 2021

Today’s good news comes from NBC; a selfless young man who created a charity after being attacked for his sneakers gets a hand from David Copperfield.

Unfortunately, Wonderwall reports Siegfried Fischbacher has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

Resolutions, Psychics And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 8th, 2021

Dynamo is ringing in the New Year in court… The Standard details his legal row with a KFC franchisee over food poisoning claims.

The Louisville Courier Journal has advice on keeping your New Year resolutions from mentalist Steve Haffner.

It is not magic… and it is apparently not supernatural, either. BigThink has a piece on a recent study which saw a control group doing better in tests of their psychic power than psychics.

Sad news from Baltimore: magician and theatrical costume service owner George Goebal has passed away at the age of 88. You can read more about his life and career in the Baltimore Sun.

Finally, the Scranton Times-Tribune has a look back 80 years to when Blackstone was coming to town!

Benefit Show Saves Magic Inc

Posted by Michael on January 1st, 2021

Let’s start 2021 with some good news: Chicago ABC 7 coverage of the online benefit show for Magic Inc. Although we encourage you to check out MagicInc.net the online show was a live event and is no longer available.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

Mat Franco, Al Cohen And Virtual Magic [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 22nd, 2020

Mat Franco on TBN’s Huckabee kicks off our Tuesday!

Another tribute to the late, great Al Cohen, this time from Washington Jewish Week.

The Wall Street Journal just printed another look at magic acts going virtual.

Vegas, Vegas, Vegas [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 17th, 2020

Still sick, thanks for asking. Doc says this could last six or seven weeks… I have already lost count. There is some magic news, though, and it is pretty much all out of Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Sun has an interview with Penn Jillette and confirms Penn & Teller: Fool Us will be coming back with another season. Fair warning, though, Penn does talk some politics too.

Tommy Wind is the latest magician to get his Vegas show back up and running; his Amazing Magic Show opened last Friday.

And finally Fantasy, the female revue show which features guest performer Murray SawChuck, was awarded the Best Production Show in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2020 Best Of Las Vegas… which, ironically, you can read about on the Vegas News website.