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Spill on Storage Wars, Vanish, Tyler Sherwin And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 7th, 2017

Good morning and happy Monday! Let’s start off the day with Tyler Sherwin dropping by the studios of WANE News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) for a little magic. Tyler does not appear to have a website, but you can find him on Facebook.

There is a new Vanish Magazine out, this month with Luis de Matos on the cover. You can download it for free here.

Did you catch Steve Spill on Storage Wars? Honestly, I am not sure if it was him or just Magicopolis on the recent episode 666: The Sign Of Profit (which you can see on the A&E website free if you have the right cable provider).

Port City Daily has a look at Reza’s new residency at Blue Eyed Muse; the article includes video.

News OK has photos from Mario the Magician’s recent stop in town to perform his STEM inspired magic.

Finally, the Austin Daily Herald has a very nice feature on magician Adam Perry.

Chan The Magic Man, Matt Johnson, Joshua Jay And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 4th, 2017

Today’s lead off video is from the Lowell Sun feature on Chan the Magic Man. When not performing, Chansyla Mei is a high school student.

You may have seen Matt Johnson on Penn & Teller: Fool Us… even if you didn’t this Monsters and Critics piece on the reasoning behind his escape is worth reading.

A little birdie (called the Vanishing Inc. email list) tells us that Joshua Jay is on Masters Of Illusion tonight (The CW, check local listings). Co-founder of Vanishing Inc Andi Gladwin, was recently on Fool Us.

Speaking of Teller, he recently filled the Wall Street Journal in on the secret to remembering passwords. Spoiler alert: it is not making all your passwords “PASSWORD.”

Finally, The Scottish Sun talked to recent AGT contestants The Naked Magicians about their upcoming Edinburgh Fringe shows and the harsh realities of the cool Scottish summers!

Nathan Burton, Doug Leferovich, Celeste Evans [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2017

Today’s lead off video features Nathan Burton on Masters of Illusion, which airs Fridays on The CW. We’re not sure if he is on this week’s episode but he was interviewed by Eclipse Magazine earlier this week.

Still reeling from the news that Celeste Evans passed away late last month. I have the recording of my phone conversation with her somewhere… maybe I will post it some time soon. Read additional coverage of her career on the CTV website.

On a little bit happier note, Doug “Lefty” Leferovich filled in for Robin Leach the other day; you can read his column on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.

AGT, Fool Us, Alex Ramon And Liam Sheehan [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 2nd, 2017

The Naked Magicians were the first of the magic acts on AGT last night… actually, Les Twins were first but they only played a 30 second snippet of their performance. Unfortunately, neither act was selected to continue to the next round.

Wondering who is on Penn & Teller: Fool Us Thursday? The Knoxville News Sentinel says Jessica Jane Peterson will! The local performer spoke to the paper about her experiences getting through last year’s fires and this year’s Fool Us season. Digital Journal did a piece on her as well.

The Evening Echo spoke with Cork magician Liam Sheehan about his career and performing for stars such as Michael Jackson and Conor McGregor.

Finally, friend of iTricks Alex Ramon was interviewed by the Laughlin Entertainer recently ahead of his show IMpossible coming to the Harrah’s in Laughlin.

Blaine, The Ammars, Manick Sorcar And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 1st, 2017

Travis Nye stopped by the studios of KDLT (Sioux Falls’ NBC affiliate) to promote his new show A Magician Among The Spirits. Catch more of Travis over on his website.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that David Blaine, who is currently touring the USA, was planning to vacation there soon. I only mention this because it must be weird to be that famous, don’t you think?

The Orange Observer has one of those “local residents are also magicians” articles…. but this is one is different because they are covering Michael and Hannah Ammar. Not to cut down David Blaine in any way, but why are Michael and Hannah “guess who was spotted in our town” famous like DB?

Tubefilter reports that Julius Dein is the first digital influencer (read: famous YouTuber) signed to UTA’s London office. Check out Julius’ YouTube page.

India West has an article about PC Sorcar’s son Manick winning an award at the Global Film Fest. His animated film is titled A Beautiful Mess; Manick is based in the United States.

Finally, Los Angeles Magazine says that Black Rabbit Rose has the best magic show in LA (outside of the Magic Castle).

Penn And Teller, Fool Us And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 31st, 2017

Let’s start the week off right! Today’s lead video: Penn and Teller on The Tonight Show last Friday.

Speaking of Penn and Teller, the Courier Express website reports Dubois, PA native Mike Catanzarito will be appearing on Penn & Teller: Fool Us later this season. Now a youth minister in Ohio, Catanzarito will perform with a partner, 10 year old Logan Frazer.

Chris Kenner is involved with a project to bring a new young adult magic based book series to the screen; read more on The Hollywood Reporter’s site.

It’s my birthday so I am taking the day partially off… but don’t worry, i have one more video for y’all in a while.

Finally, we’d like to promote a magic show coming up in Rumford, ME. The latest class of new magicians from the 49 Franklin’s School of Magic and Showmanship will present the Big Show III August 5 at the Mystic Theater in Runford. More details on the Sun Journal website.

Magicians Return To AGT, Snowboarding Is Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 28th, 2017

We’ve seen magicians levitating next to busses before… but snowboarding? Sure, it is the same effect but this time it is to promote the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang Korea. According to Transworld Snowboarding, that is former America’s Got Talent contestant, FISM winner and Yu Ho-Jin shredding through the air.

Serious news first: Irish Central is reporting on the accusations that Derek DelGaudio’s show was secretly taped by an Irish magician. They have a bit more info on the accused.

Variety is reporting upcoming America’s Got Talent result episodes will include visits from magicians Piff the Magic Dragon, Jon Dorenbos and Season 9 Winner Mat Franco.

Speaking of Piff, he was just featured in a Q&A with Florida Today.

Speaking of Florida, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay has a Q&A with AJ. (That’s an interview with the Amazing Johnathan for those of you not of a lyrical bent!)

Robin Leach is on vacation and Murray SawChuck filled in for him in this Las Vegas Review-Journal guest column.

Finally, The Orange Country Register has a review of Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue at Knott Berry Farm.