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New Magic TV Series, Teller and More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 28th, 2020

TruTV has announced a new show: Big Trick Energy starring Wes Barker, Alex Boyer, Eric Leclerc and Chris Ramsay. You can read more about the new show on Deadline and, of course, watch the preview above.

Teller is teaming with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater for their Halloween Shakesfear program… read more from the Chicago Tribune via MSN.

Finally, some sad news out of Champaign, Illinois: according to the News-Gazette Dallas and Company, the costume company, will be closing after this Halloween and liquidating its inventory later this year.

Paul Draper On Good Things Utah

Posted by Michael on October 27th, 2020

Paul Draper visited the Good Things Utah studio yesterday and you can see even more here.

The Smithsonian Magazine has a piece on plans to induct Harry Houdini and David Copperfield into the National Museum of American Jewish Heritage in December.

Finally, Baking Business has a Ken Klosterman obituary, which focuses more on his baking industry achievements than magic (as you may expect).

Piff On Returning To The Strip

Posted by Michael on October 26th, 2020

Piff the Magic Dragon spoke to NewsNation over the weekend about his show returning to the Las Vegas Strip. Last week was a tough one for magic… we can use some good news! Plus, this is considered by many people to be international magic week. Let’s all make the best of it!

Detroit’s Magic Soiree Is Live Again

Posted by Michael on October 19th, 2020

Detroit’s WXYZ covered the return of live performances for the Magic Soiree this weekend. Hopefully, this week will see even more live performances across the world!

Scott Hammell: Escape Artist

Posted by Michael on October 19th, 2020

The video above features Scott Hammell’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not appearance, but the Guinness World Record holder could be spotted hanging upside down over Canada’s Elora Gorge last Thursday. You can read about the stunt in this Canadian Press article via MSN. It was filmed by our old buddy Ryan Joyce to share during the upcoming Ontario Week Of Wonder Magic Festival.


Posted by Michael on October 13th, 2020

We are kicking off the day with a look inside Giancarlo Bernini’s illusion workshop and home magic theater.

Some big news out of Vegas: the shows are opening. The Las Vegas Sun report Piff the Magic Dragon returns to the Flamingo stage on October 29 and The Review-Journal spoke to everyone’s favorite mythical magician about his return to live shows.

Finally, Lance Burton spoke to Investor’s Business Daily about his journey to success and his attitudes on practice.

BGT And Big News For Murray SawChuck [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 12th, 2020

According to the Irish Examiner via MSN, Britain’s Got Talent fans were “outraged” because five of the acts in the final round were magicians… maybe they should have voted for other acts if they don’t like magic! Anyway, guess what we’ll be featuring on iTricks the next couple of days? By the way, some singer/piano player won, not a magician.

The Irish Sun chatted with the youngest magic act to go for BGT gold, Aidan McCann, before the finals. That’s Aidan’s final act above.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal just covered Murray SawChuck and Dani Elizabeth’s new side hustle: a landscaping business. More importantly, it reveals their recent engagement! Congratulations to the couple!