Archive for the 'Headlines' Category

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 28th, 2019

Ben Berman’s The Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary has played the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and the reviews are in. You can read takes on the film, which is obviously about The Amazing Johnathan, in Variety as well as The Hollywood Reporter, website Birth, Movies, Death, over on Collider and finally over on The Wrap.

There will be magic on America’s Got Talent: Champions tonight in the form of elementary school aged Britain’s Got Talent sensation Issy Simpson.

The Khaleej Times, vis MSN, profiles Emirati magician Moein Al Bastaki.

Finally, Adventures In Poor Taste reviews the final episode of Houdini’s Last Secrets. If you happen to have the Science Channel as a part of your pay TV package, you can stream the series on their website.

Cody Clark, Eric Tait, Michael Kent And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 23rd, 2019

Cody Clark visited with the Louisville WHAS 11 anchors yesterday to talk about his new show Origins Of My Magic.

WGN Radio’s Rachel Goodall sat down with Joe Diamond for an interview; you can stream the entire 18+ minutes on the WGN website.

Criss Angel
spoke with Inc. about purpose and success for entrepreneurs.

Finally, This Week looks at an upcoming show in Columbus which sees area magicians Eric Tait and Michael Kent throwing down to see whose magic reigns supreme.

Magi Fest, Angel’s New Vegas Show And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 22nd, 2019

Well, some people got stuck out at Magi Fest 2019 because of snow… but it seemed like an awesome time! Thanks to YouTuber Jason Jacobs for this look at the Dealer’s Room.

Criss Angel opened the new Criss Angel Theater at the Planet Hollywood Saturday night to a celebrity studded audience. Read all about it in the Las Vegas Sun and the Las Vegas Review Journal

Michael Carbonaro talked to Digital Journal about his live shows, technology and magic.

Finally, more on the trouble over at Gearbox from the Dallas Observer.

By the way, we’ll recap last night’s AGT: Champions with a couple videos as the day goes on.

AGT Magic, Live Magic, Magic Kits And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 21st, 2019

Jon Dorenbos was featured in one of two official sneak peeks released by America’s Got Talent from tonight’s episode of AGT: Champions. Other magic acts to be featured this week include Darcy Oake and Ryan Stock and Amberlynn.

Justin Willman is heading out to tour the US next month. You can get locations, dates and tickets over on his official website.

Speaking of magician Justins, you can check out an interview with Justin Flom on Knoxville’s KNIA and KRLS; the audio clip runs about 15 minutes.

San Francisco’s Fog City Magic Fest is kicking off this Wednesday at the Exit Theatre; it features both public shows and magician only lectures. Learn more on their official website.

AFP via Yahoo profiles Harold Voit’s Magic Academy in Munich, which teaches high end magic classes for German executives.

Finally, Tedium looks at the history of magic kits.

Magic Academy, Vegas Magic, Midwest Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 16th, 2019

Great news from Broadway World, who reports the Baltimore Academy of Magic is expanding its programs. reports Monty Python alum Eric Idle accidentally arrived a week early for Ricky Jay’s memorial.

The Las Vegas Sun recaps everything going on in Vegas magic shows, from KISS legend Paul Stanley visiting Criss Angel to a discount code celebrating the anniversary of Adam London’s Laughternoon show and more.

The Chicago Tribune website has the Franklin Park Herald-Journal’s feature on Midwest Magic, an Illinois brick and mortar magic shop which claims to be the largest in the world, from earlier this month.

Finally, we try to keep things positive on iTricks, but some of the bitter legal dispute between software company Gearbox (the folks behind Borderlands) and its former general counsel Wade Callender is spilling over into the magic world. Randy Pitchford, Gearbox’s CEO, is heavily involved in the magic community and owns Genii Magazine. Some of the R-rated allegations being made against Pitchford by Callender (as detailed in this Ars Technica article) somehow stray into magic and the article even cites statements Pitchford made on a recent episode of Piff the Magic Dragon’s podcast The Piff Pod.

Vegas, Cruise Ships, Engagements And Olmedini El Mago [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2019

The New York Times’ Lens column this weekend featured Olmedo Renteria, a 78 year old blind magician who performs on NYC subways after spending years on television in his native Ecuador. We found this 1997 Spanish language news piece on Renteria (also known as Omendini or Olmedini El Mago) on YouTube.

Congratulations to Jason J Purdy and Vanessa L. Wenzel, aka The Magic of Jason Purdy, who became engaged last month. Their story was shared in The Keene Sentinel over the weekend.

A little Vegas news: congratulations to Adam London; his Laughternoon show is celebrating its sixth year at D Las Vegas and you can read more on and the Las Vegas Review-Journal talked to Shin Lim about his Vegas show.

Mental Floss peeks into Houdini’s Buried Alive with Steve Wolf from Houdini’s Last Secrets.

Finally, the Orange County Register talks with Garry Carson about the life of a cruise ship magician.

Shin Lim’s Vegas Show, Street Magic TV And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 11th, 2019

YouToo America is a television channel which does not have a huge foot print nation wide (in fact, my pay TV service dropped it about a year ago) but it can be accessed through the Internet or Roku. Not only does it boast Macabre Theater on the weekends, Mondays at 7:30 ET you can check out Street Magic… which boasts some familiar faces in this promo!

Shin Lim is heading to the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage for shows May 31th through June 2nd and again July 26th through the 28th. Read more on and on the Las Vegas Sun’s site.

The CBC website has an eight minute radio interview with Darcy Oake, which you can stream for free.

Finally, the Sioux City Journal chats with local magician Corey Fravel ahead of his show at the Betty Strong Encounter Center this Sunday.