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Magic Dove Awards

Posted by Michael on December 13th, 2019

Space Coast Daily reports on the annual Magic Dove Magician of the Year Awards in Cocoa Village, Florida. The competition is sponsored by the Magic Dove Magic Shop.

The winners are:

Todd Bogue (seen above), Adult Division
Justin Cowgill, Youth Division
Megan “Marvelous Megan” Waryk, Junior Division

Babs Cardini, RJ Owens And Scott Green [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 10th, 2019

Nigerian magician Babs Cardini continues to get world wide attention; the video above is from his visit to the headquarters of Naijaloaded, a Nigerian entertainment news website. He was also featured in a new Reuters’ video segment which you can see here.

Las Vegas Weekly has posted a conversation with Cirque du Soleil performer and magician RJ Owens.

Finally, Fantasma Magic’s latest video features Fool Us alum Scott Green and some of their magic sets. You can see it over on their YouTube page.

Heidi Klum And Mat Franco

Posted by Michael on December 9th, 2019

In honor of the news Heidi Klum is returning to the judge’s panel for the next round America’s Got Talent: The Champions we bring you this clip from the NBC special Mat Franco’s Got Magic featuring Heidi with the first magician to win AGT.

Adam Trent, Behind Fool Us And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 5th, 2019

Adam Trent visiting the studios of KUSA to promote his holiday shows in Colorado kicks off our Thursday.

Sad news out of Vegas; Criss Angel has confirmed his son’s cancer has returned in an impromptu chat with TMZ.

Entrepreneur has a piece on Justin Willman and what he can teach others about success.

Broadway World South Africa covers the Magical Students of the Year honors won by Cape Town College of Magic students Ruby Park and Sesona Gagana.

Finally, Looper takes a look at the “secrets” of Penn & Teller: Fool Us and confirm Michael Close is now the show’s magic consultant/judge.

Darren Romeo Wraps After 5 Year Pigeon Forge Run

Posted by Michael on December 3rd, 2019

Siegfried and Roy protege Darren Romeo, the singing illusionist knowns as the Voice of Magic, is ending his run in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Also, in a statement to Business Wire about his decision to move on, the illusionist confirmed he is both gay and in a long term relationship. Although there are no statements on future tours or residencies for his magic show, Romeo is working on a new musical.

Our video is from a WBIR piece from about this time last year covering Romeo’s 2018 holiday shows.

Vents, Shows Around The Country And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 2nd, 2019

It is officially the holiday season and nothing says holidays like Salvation Army bellringers popping up on every corner. Portland Press Herald coverage of bell ringer Dana Perkins and his partner Daisy May kicks off our week.

Speaking of ventriloquism, Mathrubhumi.com has a story on a new type of ventriloquist’s dummy invented by magician Stanlin Gopinathan, who performs under the name Mandrake.

The New York Times had an interview with RJ the Magician, director of the Houdini Museum in Manhattan.

Speaking of Houdini, KCUR recently spoke with Joe Posnanski, author of The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini.

Speaking of… actually, we have kind of beat that segue into the ground and don’t really have another one anyway. But Broadway World has a piece on The Illusionists holiday show. the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook talked to Andrew Evans about his Mission show.

Finally, NTD (New Tang Dynasty) has a video piece on French magic school run by Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier. We can’t embed it here but you can see it (in English) on their website.

Derren Brown, Hans Klok, Snow And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 27th, 2019

Derren Brown visited Seth Meyer’s late night talk show earlier this week… he also has a new video over on the Inc. website.

Hans Klok has a new holiday theme to his Vegas show and Broadway World has the details.

It snows at a southern California shopping mall called The Grove, thanks to an ex-magician’s snow producing company. LA Magazine has the story of how Adam Williams went from the Magic Castle to weather wizard.

Remember, there is a special holiday episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us this Friday night on The CW. In related news, The New York Times Magazine just published a “letter of recommendation” concerning the veteran reality competition.

Finally, happy Thanksgiving y’all… Don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from us until Monday!