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Magicians Keep Working, Blaine, Auctions [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 2nd, 2020

Xavier Mortimer joined Las Vegas CBS 8 to talk about Vegas performers and the pandemic shutdown.

Fine Books and Collections takes a peek at some of the circus and sideshow items going on the auction block over at Potter and Potter at the end of the month. Do not not forget about their online only magic auction on the 12th, too!

Meanwhile, in LA magicians find ways to keep working according to this LA Business Journal article.

Finally the big news is David Blaine’s balloon stunt is, as of time of writing, on for this morning… 8:55 AM Eastern Time. You can check in and watch on the Ascension YouTube page.

Ascension, AGT and More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 1st, 2020

As David Blaine explains above, Ascension is on for tomorrow (weather permitting). You can read a little more in this Arizona Republic article.

Xavier Mortimer chatted with Digital Journal about his viral videos with Jason Derulo.

Finally, no magic scheduled for tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent; plan your viewing accordingly.

Leon Etienne On WSYR-TV

Posted by Michael on August 31st, 2020

Rather than sit at home and wait for the pandemic to pass, America’s Got Talent alum Leon Etienne is bringing his show to driveways and backyards around his Utica, New York home town. Read more on the WYSR website.

Ascension Postponed; Arizona Bound For TBD Flight

Posted by Michael on August 30th, 2020

As David Blaine explains, his balloon flight over New York has morphed instead into a balloon flight over Arizona and been postponed. Speculation is the Gonzo-style stunt will now take place Tuesday or Wednesday, but Arizona weather conditions will be the deciding factor.

Xavier Mortimer, Houdini Museum And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 28th, 2020
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? Take You Dancing – Jason Derulo

We are welcoming in Friday with one of the viral TikTok videos pairing Xavier Mortimer with Jason Derulo… which you can read more about over on Vegas News.

The Digital Journal reports Centurion Capital Ventures is preparing to take a controlling interest in the Budapest House of Houdini museum, which controls the European rights to the magician’s name.

FInally, Broadway World South Africa has the details on Cape Town’s College of Magic virtual 2020 Western Cape Junior Magician Championships. They will be held on September 5 and can be streamed for free by anyone who registers in advance. Stuart Taylor and Ran’D Shine are co-hosting the competition.

AMA Junior Achiever Austin Janik

Posted by Michael on August 26th, 2020

Austin Janik is a Fool Us alum and now the recipient of an Academy of Magical Arts Award for Junior Achievement. The video above is from 2015 and features Austin hanging around that year’s edition of Magic Live.

Jason Latimer’s New Webseries And More

Posted by Michael on August 26th, 2020

Sony Pictures Television and Jason Latimer have teamed up to make learning science magical in the new webseries Impossible Science: At Home, which you can find on YouTube. You can learn more about the series in this Deadline article.

Speaking of magic and science, Marco Tempest’s talk for the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference is covered in this Fast Company article via MSN.

Finally, the Chinese news service Xinhua has pictures from the Lisbon Street Magic Festival, which kicked off yesterday.