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Monday Magic Bulletin Draft

Posted by Michael on May 22nd, 2017

Coverage from the NBC Nightly News of the last weekend of the Greatest Show on Earth starts our week. I’ll be honest: it makes me tear up a little… I didn’t get to see the live stream of the final performance last night since I was making one of my final cross-state drives before officially moving to iTricks Tower Midwest V2.0 full-time. Hopefully it will be available online!

Got Some Murray SawChuck news: The Golden Tiki in Vegas is unveiling its shrunken head of Murray SawChuck on June 14… get all the details on the Vegas News site. Vegas News also has a few pictures from Murray’s busy day earlier when he hit three charity events in a single day!

The Joplin Globe spoke with illusionist Rick Thomas recently; you can read the interview on their website and learn about his ballroom dancing past and how it inspires him today.

Elias Caress, Mat Franco, Mike Tyler And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 18th, 2017

Today’s lead video is from Fox 13 Salt Lake City who had Elias “Lefty” Caress in to do a little magic and talk about his weekly appearances for Magic Mondays at Hatch Family Chocolates. You can learn more about Elias on his official website.

Brock Radke of Vegas, Inc. sat down with Mat Franco to talk about his show at The Linq and how he is settling down in Vegas. You can read the story on the CDC Gaming Reports website.

Mike Tyler (of the Naked Magicians) stopped by WIBW 13; we can not get the video to embed on iTricks, but you can catch it on the WIBW website.

Heads up, next Friday (not tomorrow but a week from tomorrow) The CW is running two off last season’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us episodes. Check your local listings.

Deception Trailer And Local Interviews [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 17th, 2017

We’re kicking off this morning’s Magic Bulletin with the official teaser for ABC’s magician-turned-FBI-consultant drama Deception, which is co-produced by David Kwong.

Today’s news is pretty much all interviews to support touring magic shows. The Gazette talked with Dan Sperry as he tours with The Illusionists and Broadway World chatted with the Naked Magicians as they tramp through the midwest. The Sunday Post spoke with Adam Trent, who is not touring as much as promoting The Road Trick. Finally, Lancaster Online spoke to Brett Myers about how he built his magic business.

Naked Magician, Magic Frank Update And A Million For Keys [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 16th, 2017

The Naked Magicians are coming to Kansas City, so a fully clothed Mike Tyler stopped by KSHB’s Kansas City Live.

An update on “Magic Frank” Everhart, the Florida magician reportedly left blind after an accident with household cleaning chemicals. The Miami NBC affiliate is reporting that Frank has filed a federal lawsuit against Reckitt Benckiser Inc., the makes of Lysol.

Over at Just Jared Jr. they have a few of their favorite Collins Key slime videos to go with the news that the recently turned 21 social media magician just got his 1,000,000th Instagram follower.

Finally, <em>123Telegu has a few details on the next next movie for Tamil actor Ilayathalapathy Vijay; he will play multiple roles including a magician.

Beyond Brookledge, BGT, San Diego Fringe, And TV News [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 15th, 2017

The three day magic and variety festival Beyond Brookledge is coming soon, and among this year’s performers are the Amazing Johnathan and wife Anastasia Synn, part of AJ’s amazing recovery. Read more about the show on Boing Boing.

Marketwatch got a summary from David Kwong of the advice he gives business in his new book Spellbound.

Speaking of David, according to Variety the new television show he is co-producing Deception has been picked up by ABC.

The New York Post took a tour of David Blaine’s “secret downtown magic lair,” which you can read all about on their website.

Lair? Is David Blaine some kind of James Bond villain or some kind of super-powered nemesis?

Across the Atlantic, Britain’s Got Talent hosts Ant and Dec used their golden buzzer to automatically send magician Matt Edwards on in the competition. Read more on the Hello Magazine and What’s On TV websites.

Finally, Broadway World has details about the retro themed magic show Magic To The Future playing the San Diego Fringe this June starring The Great and Powerful Tim.

Oz, AJ And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 12th, 2017

Oz Pearlman was in Colorado this week to perform at a benefit for the Shalom Park Nursing Home. Before the show, though, he stopped in at the 9 News at Noon to demonstrate his abilities… you can see more on their website.

THV 11 profiles young magician Dako Albeik, who hopes to eventually bring his parents to the United States from Syria. The 17 year old American citizen is helping to support his family overseas with the money he makes performing.

Finally, some good news to start your Friday: John Katsilometes spoke with the Amazing Johnathan about his upcoming return to the Vegas stage and his improving health; read it all on the Review-Journal website.

Binge The Road Trick Today, Lance Returns And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 11th, 2017

We have shared the trailer for The Road Trick before, but we are leading off with a second trailer today because the series (which follows Adam Trent around the world and got some help from Bizzaro and Casshan Wallace) drops today on Red Bull TV. You can see all ten episodes by visiting their website or finding one of their on demand channels through your smart device.

Real Screen, by the way, spoke with the executive producer of The Road Trick; read the interview on their website.

Lance Burton is hitting the stage! Robin Leach is reporting in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the master magician is filling in for Louis Anderson Saturday night as host of The After Show at The Space. Mac King is tagging along, too.

Speaking of Vegas, Piff the Magic Dragon is extending his residency at the Flamingo. Get all the details on the Vegas News site.

Finally, the new Potter and Potter catalog is out for the Grossman/Nicholson Collection part two. The physical copies have a “translucent cover incorporating one of the auction’s featured lots: lantern slides used by Harry Houdini.” Order or download at the Potter and Potter website; the auction is June 10.