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Blaine Announces First Ever North American Tour

Posted by Michael on March 28th, 2017

This video pretty much explains it all: David Blaine is doing his first ever North American tour. For a full list of dates, check out this story on Yahoo from PRNewswire.

Jon Dorenbos Update: Working With Ellen And More

Posted by Michael on March 27th, 2017

Jon Dorenbos recently headed to the streets of Philadelphia for the Ellen DeGeneres Show to give out $15,000 of prizes (according to Philly.com). When not working with Ellen, Jon is still performing charity magic shows. The Quad City Times has details on his show for the Quad Cities Gilda’s Club (a cancer support charity) this Friday night (in the Davenport, Iowa area).

Ning Cai, DaVinci Update, Houdini And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 27th, 2017

Today’s lead off video is of Ning Cai from back in her Magic Babe days with JC Sum around 2010. We pulled it out because it is the video the Singapore website Mothership used in its weekend profile of Ning Cai.

The Spokesman-Review has a profile of David DaVinci, taken from a phone conversation before wife Jamie’s accident while performing, that focuses on plans in the future to build a magic theater. The last email update indicated that things were looking up for the DaVincis and that the cruise line may be helping out more than initially thought. As of yesterday you could still get online access to the Magic Master Summit for the fund-raising sale price of $97.

Britain’s Got Talent will be returning to the air soon… and The Daily Mail breaks down its first preview (which features magic).

Finally, as a nod to Harry’s birthday City Guide NY took a quick look at the Houdini Museum in NYC over the weekend and J Star Daily printed an overview of Houdini’s career as the original bad boy of magic.

DaVinci Needs Help, American Museum Of Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2017

Today’s opening clip is of David DaVinci. You may know him from his Magic Master Summit or as the Thrillusionist. While performing on cruise ships, his wife and main assistant Jamie fell from one of their illusions and shattered her wrist. It sounds like his act’s liability insurance and the cruise ship are letting them down and now Jamie is in Spain needing wrist surgery that will have to be paid up front. For the next few days David is selling lifetime access to the Magic Master Summit for $97 (a $200 discount) to try to raise the money for the surgery. You can also make a PayPal donation or just buy one of the DaVinci DVDs. For the best updates on Jamie’s condition, head to FaceBook.

The Battle Creek Enquirer has details on the new season of magic at the American Museum of Magic, which is scheduled to begin April 1st. That is also their 39th anniversary!

The Hollywood Reporter has details from a fundraiser at the Improv that ended up seeing Andy Dick interviewing Andrew Goldenhersh about Daryl Easton’s recent death and some of Goldenhersh’s statements have contradicted popularly reported news of the unfortunate death.

Travis Nye, The Great Nivelli And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2017

We mentioned today’s lead off video yesterday but couldn’t re-post it here. Luckily, Travis Nye put his appearance on KDLT TV on YouTube so we can go ahead and show you the anchor’s hilarious reaction to a classic effect. See more of Travis over on his website.

Lawyer George Khoury breaks down the elements of the lawsuit agains David Copperfield over on the Find Law blogs.

Broadway World has the real life story behind Nivelli’s War, which is making its US debut off Broadway in April. The play tells the the story of a magician in the World War II concentration camps and a fellow prisoner he inspires to pursue magic.

Finally, the Lake County News-Sun (part of the Chicago Tribune network) has the story of elementary school teacher turned full time magician Bill Blagg.

Magic On Local TV, Dealt And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2017

First up today is Devin Henderson on KCTV’s Better KC from the other day. As I am still recovering from my recent hospitalization, I actually watched this when it was on live… ’cause it is on before Price Is Right. You can see more of Devin (who doesn’t bill himself as a magician, by the way) on his website.

Kind of a light news day to be perfectly honest. There are a couple of local TV news show appearances that we can’t re-post that you may want to check out. Travis Nye was in the studios of KDLT Sioux Falls (the anchor’s reaction is fairly funny) and David Casas visited Rock Island, Illinois’s channel 4.

Variety has a review of Dealt, the Richard Turner documentary.

Finally, the Business Insider’s Chris Weller looks at product designers and quotes magician/’net ethicist Tristan Harris extensively.

TV Sitcom Magic, Cosentino, Houdini And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 20th, 2017

Today’s lead off video is a little long, but it is a long form interview by Neil Carousso with retired teacher turned full time magician Philip Levy.

Stuff (at least the New Zealand version) had Cosentino on their Facebook for a live chat earlier today (way earlier if you are in North America like us) but you can see the 15 minute promo for the discussion here.

Deadline (via Yahoo) reports
Sam Huntington (Being Human) has joined the cast of the new Jon Cryer sitcom Losing It as Cryer’s younger brother, a successful birthday party magician.

The Hindu has the story of Kudroli Ganesh’s magic shows to promote a cleanliness campaign in India to help battle public health issues.

The Economic Times has posted an infographic of Houdini facts (since his birthday is later this week).