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Chris Lengyel, Houdini’s House Sells And Cosentino [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 9th, 2018

Today’s lead off video comes from WTNH’s CT Style and features magic from Chris Lengyel ahead of his January 13th show in Bridgeport, CT.

Harry Houdini’s Manhattan townhouse finally sold, according to MansionGlobal.com, but they were unsure of the buyer or selling price.

Finally, Cosentino’s new show The Elements: Cosentino will premiere on the Asian network AXN on January 18 and the New Straits Times spoke to the illusionist about his latest television project.

Brown Wand: Walter Graham, RK Malayath’s 50 years And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 8th, 2018

Today’s lead off video is a promo for the Malayath family of performers. Patriarch RK Malayath (seen here with Nirmala and RK Jr) has just celebrated his 50th year as a magician. Read more in The Hindu’s coverage of the special jubilee he has planned for January 20th.

GQ posted some air travel advice
over the weekend from some high dollar and high mileage travelers… including Kreskin! We’ll have more from Kreskin later today…

Space Coast Daily has details on the Florida magician of the year competition which is going down this Saturday. If you are anywhere near Cocoa, Florida you might want to grab yourself a seat.

Speaking of competitions, America’s Got Talent auditions are in Nashville next Saturday. Read about that in the Tennessean or check the remaining open auditions (and online audition process) at the AGT audition website.

The Filipino site 8List sums up exactly how Impossible delivered during its run through the Philippines.

WWD.com has a feature on Scott Silven which explains how he went from the Fringe Festival to a sold out run at an upscale New York hotel.

Finally, sad news from Omaha: magician and magic historian Walter Graham has passed away at the age of 94. He is probably best known for his scholarly work David P. Abbott’s Book of Mysteries. Read more about his life on the Omaha World-Herald site.

Magic Destinations, Etienne’s Class And Dennis Watkins [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 5th, 2018

The big news today is the Forbes piece on magic “being back.” It highlights five travel destinations for magic lovers. If we can find video for all five, they will fill out today’s Video Friday playlist. First up is Steve Cohen; his Chamber Magic show is now at the Lotte New York Palace but this CNN clip from way back in 2002 featured the show when it was at the Waldorf.

The Saipan Tribune reports on a show that might not have made the Forbes’ list, but was probably pretty cool. Students of Leon Etienne’s magic class at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library were put on a show as part of the library’s anniversary celebration. What a great way for young people to start in magic!

Finally,The Windy City Times reviews Dennis Watkins’ show The Magic Parlour at the House Theatre of Chicago (Palmer House Hilton).

We have some videos for you to watch today… but we’ll go ahead and remind everyone now to have a safe (but fun) weekend! And an episode of Fool Us is on The CW tonight.

Adam London, Micky Magic And Andrew Pinard [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 4th, 2018

Adam London is celebrating 5 years of comedy magic in Las Vegas in a very cool way: each month of 2018 he is designating a charity which will get a special day of benefit shows. Read more about Adam and his charity list over on Vegas News. Today’s lead off clip is a KCLV feature on Adam from a couple years ago.

Your HHRS News, a New Jersey based health and wellness website announced Micky Magic Gomez is their man of the year 2017 in recognition of his work warning kids, with magic, not to smoke.

Finally, Seacoast Online has a review of Andrew Pinard, whose annual run at the Players’ Ring in Portsmouth, NH is about to close… but you can see Andrew’s upcoming schedule over on his website.

Football Magic, Magic Careers And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 3rd, 2018

From the official YouTube page for Arsenal, Lee Smith brings his magic to the football club (even though some of the players may not have been too excited).

The Dorset Echo spoke to Peter Price, who has been pursuing magic since 1948, about his long career.

The Vermillion Plain Talk looks at the career of third generation magician Jim Perry.

Finally, a little TV schedule news: The CW is airing an episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us Friday night (but not a new one).

HAPPY NEW YEAR! [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 1st, 2018

Morning. Welcome to 2018. So far it’s a whole like 2017 unless you have written a check or something like that. Anyway, let’s take it easy today… a little news, a video or two and back into the swing of things tomorrow. We are kicking off the year with Doc Dixon and the organizer of First Night Carlisle visiting the studios of Pennsylvania’s ABC 27 to promote the New year’s Eve event.

Branson’s Tri-Lake News is reporting illusionist Rick Thomas will be returning to the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theater in 2018. A quick check on Rick’s website revealed dates in March and then May through the end of 2018.

Finally, a very serious story to close the first Magic Bulletin of 2018: former Las Vegas illusionist Jan Rouven is attempting to back out of his plea deal on child pornography charges. The Las Vegas Review-Journal states he maintains he did not understand the sentence involved in the deal.

Magic Around The World… And Batman [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 29th, 2017

So IndieWire has a list of the most accurate films about professions (that originated in the Washington Post)… and according to Penn Jillette, when it comes to magician movies The Dark Knight is tops. Dude, it is not even the best Batman movie! Still, the trailer is our lead off video.

Another interview from the Philippines, where Impossible is continuing its run. This time it is Josephine Lee with Inquirer.net.

From Nigeria comes pictures of Lady Peller’s 70th birthday, courtesy of Gistmania. She is the widow of the late magician Professor Peller and mother of Shine Peller. More coverage on the Nigerian Tribune website.

Last day of the year… and a Friday at that. Stick around, we aren’t going to post a whole lot, but we have something cool to share!