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Shin Lim, Derren Brown And More

Posted by Michael on November 18th, 2019

Shin Lim made an appearance on the Tonight Show last Friday… finally a magician doesn’t victimize The Roots and instead freaks out Jimmy.

Derren Brown sat down with Fast Company to explain his top four four points for success… on and off stage.

October Films and Snap are teaming to release a new short form series Diego Street Magic tomorrow. You can read more about it on Realscreen.com but so far we have not found where to watch… it could be something available in the UK only as October is a British company.

Finally, there have been some very ugly, possibly criminal, accusations leveled against JB Benn in a legal case between him and his ex-girlfriend actress Diane Neal invoking sexual assault and animal abuse. If you are interested here is Daily Mail coverage of her original claims and an audio recording submitted later purporting to expose Neal’s threats.

A Quick Update [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 11th, 2019

Where have we been? Flu. Magic is no match for the flu. It might be a day or two or three before we are back to a normal schedule.

Until then, here is Shin Lim and Colin Cloud on Las Vegas Fox 5. Also, there is a new issue of Vanish Magazine available. You can download your free copy here.

IBM 211′s Magic Dinner, Magician And Medicine, Teller [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 28th, 2019

Michigan’s NBC 8, covering the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo area, previews the local IBM’s 33rd Annual Hocus Pocus Party in Wyoming, Michigan. You can find out more on Ring 211′s website.

The Daily Mail ran a piece on magician Ryan Cunnew not to feature his act but his experience with an experimental drug treating eczema.

Finally, we understand Teller is undergoing a second back surgery; we hope it goes well!

Lyn Dillies, Lance Burton And Houdini [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 21st, 2019

Lyn Dillies was performing in Maine over the weekend and stopped by to chat with WABI before her show.

Lance Burton was also out performing in Pennsylvania this weekend in a benefit for the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Reading and checked in at WFMZ before the show. We can’t embed the segment here but you can check out his 13+ minute appearance on the channel’s website.

Finally, as we have mentioned October is basically Houdini month and the Kansas City Star ran a piece on the magician’s connections with Kansas City and Joe Posnanski’s book The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini over the weekend.

Rockstar Magic, Piff’s Awards And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 16th, 2019

Russia Beyond talked to Sergey Vorontsov, Russia’s rock star illusionist, about his career. Sergey’s career received a huge boost back in 2011 when he was the first illusionist to appear in the Eurovision song contest with that year’s Croatian entry (which you can see above).

Congratulations to Piff the Magic Dragon who received three gold medals at the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards. You can see pictures on the Vegas News site and read more on the Review-Journal site. This officially makes Piff the most awarded magic dragon in magic dragon history.

Joshua Jay is a great magician and part of the force behind Vanishing Inc but did you know he is also something of a financial adviser? At least, Forbes is consulting him on how to prepare for the next recession.

Halloween, as all good iTricksters know, is the anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death so October always brings new Houdini stories. The latest is this radio interview with Ellie Gettinger, the curator of the new Houdini exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. You can listen to the piece on Milwaukee public radio station WUWM’s website.

Finally, if you are in the Falmouth, MA area Bob Riordian is offering a magic class for kids on Tuesday, October 22, which is an early release day for the local school district. You can find out more over on the Cape News site.

Live Magic Around The Country [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 14th, 2019

NBC 10 coverage of Miracles & Other Deceptions: The Close Up Magic of Paul Gertner kicks off our day and our week.

The Daily Progress covers Denver’s intimate magic experience, Mile High Magic. The weekly show presented by Scotty Wiese only seats an audience of sixty-seven each performance.

A couple stories from Broadway World. the LA desk reviews Siegfried Tieber’s new show Red Thread, currently playing the PS Kaufmann Gallery. Over on the UK Regional page you can a piece on The Last Act of Harry Houdini playing The Cockpit in London.

Finally, just a reminder The Champions of Magic are currently touring the US and Canada; you can see all announced dates on their website.

Jamie O’Brien, Sam Strange And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 9th, 2019

Discover Weyburn posted a couple videos with Saskatchewan magician Jamie O’Brien ahead of his local show. You can see more over on YouTube.

The Champions of Magic are touring the US (they’ll be in Kansas City this April… not sure I will, though) and the Toledo City Paper caught up with Sam Strange of Young and Strange ahead of the group’s Toledo show.

The Write Practice is technically for writers… but really they do a great deal with storytelling and their latest podcast, which you can check out over on their website, features Nate Staniforth.

Finally, Kevin Spencer’s recent work at Texas A&M was the focus of a new article in The Eagle.