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A Sneak Peak Of Franz Harary’s Magic Stars

Posted by Michael on January 1st, 2020

Franz Harary posted this teaser for his new mega-production Magic Stars earlier today. We are not sure when this opens or if it will tour.

Happy New Year iTricksters

Posted by Michael on January 1st, 2020

Dom Chambers helped Fox ring in the New Year last night on their late night special.

Sorry we have been gone the last couple of days… been in a town so small the motel (no hotel, just a motel) did not have Internet access and the “grocery store” that came up on my map search was a gas station (not even a big gas station).

Forbes has a real fascination lately with trying to get business lessons from magicians… not sure I get it but if you want to know how Penn & Teller: Fool Us will up your sales game, check out this article.

Finally, what better day than today to analyze the past? The San Francisco Gate website has a piece on Henry “Box” Brown, the slave who mailed himself to freedom and then became a successful magician and hypnotist.

Frankel’s Costume Auctioning Off Magic Collection

Posted by Michael on December 26th, 2019

Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK featured this coverage of the upcoming magic auction from the owners Frankel’s Costume Shop (which closed in 2017). You can get more details about the January 11 auction on the KTRK site and the Gallery Auction website. It does appear that all bidding will need to be done live and at the auction.

Vanish, Eric Chien, Derren Brown And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 20th, 2019

The Illusionists’ Eric Chien stopped by People TV to talk about The Illusionists Holiday show and show off some of the effects that helped him to win Asia’s Got Talent.

The December edition of Vanish Magazine is out and features AmberLynn! Download your free digital copy over on their official website.

Long Island Weekly is calling Derren Brown Broadway’s best kept secret in their new piece on him.

Finally, the Oshkosh Northwestern has a piece on Rajon Lynch, who as RJ the Magician has gone from Racine to Appleton to New York’s Houdini Museum.

Beating Houdini, Revisiting Vegas And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 18th, 2019

Aaron Radatz will be attempting to beat Houdini’s time to escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down in Canton, MI on December 28. Video above is from a previous attempt and you can get more information about the Canton show here.

The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports the Live! With Kelly And Ryan episodes which saw the duo visiting Vegas will be repeated on December 26, 27, 30 and 31. This will include the two episodes previously aired (one featuring Mat Franco) and two which were pre-empted by political coverage. Criss Angel was originally announced to be scheduled for one of the Live! Las Vegas shows; we are not sure if he will be on one of these episodes.

Finally, Fine Books and Collections recaps the December 14th auction at Potter and Potter.

Michael Carbonaro And The Top Paid Magicians

Posted by Michael on December 17th, 2019

Michael Carbonaro is the subject of a quick interview on the Chicago Tribune website ahead of his live area show. Michael is also in another article published yesterday: Forbes’ list of top paid magicians. Spoiler alert: Copperfield is on top.

By the way, The Carbonaro Effect airs Thursday nights on TruTV.

Brown, Dorenbos, Jillette And Copperfield [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 16th, 2019

Derren Brown on PBS News Hour Weekend kicks off our week!

Penn Jillette as a guest on BBC Radio 4′s Loose Ends last week. You can stream the episode free for a limited time on the BBC website. Speaking of Penn, he is flying solo again in Las Vegas shows as Teller recovers from back surgery. You can read more on the Las Vegas Review-Journal site.

WBUR recently ran a piece on Jon Dorenbos which you can hear (or read) on their website.

Finally, David Copperfield shared a bit of his wisdom with Parade Magazine this weekend; you can read the article on their website.