Chinese New Year 2017 is approaching! Tim Hall just posted this video of his performance as part of a 2016 Chinese New Year TV broadcast. It is a fun twist on a classic with a good sport for a volunteer. You can see more of Tim on his official website.
For our international iTricksters, it is the holiday commemorating the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. here in the US, so it is going to be a bit of the light day. We do have some news, though!
UK news outlets such as The Mirror and The Manchester Evening News are reporting that Paul Daniels Jr. has been arrested for a marijuana growing operation inside of property he owned in Wigan. He and two others were arrested by Manchester Police on January 6 and are currently out on bail awaiting trial.
Mike Weatherford takes a look at Vegas magicians gone viral in his latest column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. iTricksters will recognize several of the names mentioned!
NBC’s Timeless will visit the World’s Columbia Exposition (aka the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair) tonight. During their adventure they will meet Thomas Edison, find themselves in H.H. Holmes’ World’s Fair Hotel (aka Murder Castle) and somehow Harry Houdini, as played by Michael Drayer, works his way into the story, too. Check your local listings.
Philly.com takes a look at Philadelphia residents auditioning for the new season of America’s Got Talent. Since Philly’s favorite AGT contestant last year was magician Jon Dorenbos, they are sure to look at magicians.
Finally, the Northwest Illinois Times has a quick feature on Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz’s show The Rosenkranz Mysteries. It features the performer, who is a magician and a professor at the Northwest University Feinberg School of Medicine, drawing comparisons between magic and medicine. It has already been extended twice and is currently scheduled to run through February at the Royal George Theatre’s Cabaret in Chicago.