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Bring The Funny, NOVA And Shark vs Magician [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 11th, 2019

NBC’s new comedy competition show Bring The Funny features a wide variety of acts including a little magic, as evidenced by this performance from Jarred Fell on the premiere episode.

PBS science program Nova takes a look at magic and how you can be fooled in a new article.

Finally, Andrew Mayne might just be insane. For full disclosure, he owns this site. He also is going to have a new special airing on Discovery during Shark Week, called Andrew Mayne: Ghost Diver featuring Andrew’s quest to build and test his own underwater stealth shark armor so he can swim among sharks. Be sure to watch on August 2nd to see if iTricks will still be around on August 3rd!

The Other AGT’s Bachelor, Jen Kramer, Ed Alonzo and More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 9th, 2019 is reporting former Bachelor/Bachelorette participant Apollo Jackson is going to be appearing on the other AGT, Australia’s Got Talent, this year… and the clip of his audition (which has been released before the series has even premiered) starts our day.

Jen Kramer is the subject of Las Vegas Weekly’s latest All Things Vegas podcast… check it out here.

The Today Show has a feature article (it is an actual print article on their website) on the unlikely success of Sacred By The Bell, which includes a chat with Ed Alonzo.

Finally, Antimusic has the lineup of shows at the IBM Convention in Phoenix this week.

Penn, Border Magic, Soccer Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 8th, 2019

We’re starting off the week with a little trade show magic from Danny Orleans for The Imagine group.

New issue of Vanish Magazine is out… download it free over at their website.

Penn Jillette was the guest on a recent episode of Salon Talks; over the course of a half an hour he talks about the new season of Fool Us, the new VR game and more.

The Addison County Independent looks at Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks of Magicians Without Borders and their trip to entertain those detained at the US southern border.

Reuter’s (via Yahoo) looks at the secret behind the Peru national soccer team’s recent success: Ernesto Carpio, aka El Mago Plomo, the team’s resident magician. You can learn more about him in this Teller Report article and

Broadway World has pictures from Criss Angel’s Broadway residence at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, which began last week.

Finally, Adventures In Poor Taste has an article from mentalist Eric Walton examining the methods of Spider-Man adversary Mysterio.

Magic, Literature, Crossbow Accidents And Organs [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 2nd, 2019

Magician Li Lau has posted a video (above) thanking everyone for their support and letting the world know he is well after being shot in the head with a crossbow during a magic trick gone wrong in front of a live audience at the at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, South Africa on Sunday.

Website It’s Nice That takes a look at new magic publication The Neat Review, which you can learn even more about on their website.

Speaking of the literary world and magic, Literary Hub has a piece by Gabriel Urza exploring what fiction writers can learn from magicians, focusing on Joshua Jay.

Mr. Jay is hardly the only magician with a bent for fiction… Fulton Oursler (author of The Greatest Story Ever Told), Clayton Rawson and Andrew Mayne all jump to mind!

Toy News has a piece on the success of Jamie Raven’s magic sets and how they have led to his decision to open a magic theater and school.

My Web Times takes a look at the Ottawa Organ at the Magic Castle.

Finally, the Grace Baptist Church posted an entire hour long show Todd Smith performed for their congregation over the weekend on their YouTube channel.

Piff’s Puppet, Ben Hart Tour And Derek Selinger [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 1st, 2019

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting perpetual runner up Piff the Magic Dragon is developing his own puppet for inclusion in his act.

Ben Hart is launching his first ever UK Tour and Broadway World has a short piece summarizing his career so far.

It’s Monday, so there is a new Penn & Teller: Fool Us on The CW tonight. The Calgary Herald (via MSN) reports Derek Selinger will be on the tonight’s episode… the first Calgarian to ever appear on the show. He also appeared on Breakfast Television to promote the episode.

Florida Magicians, Magic Auction And A Magical Young Lady [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 28th, 2019

The Bay Area 9 Spectrum News has a great profile of Leroya Sanford, a former stand up comic who has turned to magic and joined the Academy of Magical Arts’ Junior Academy and the Magic Castle. That’s Leroya above performing on The View in 2015 at the age of 10.

Potter and Potter Auctions is holding the second part of their Jim Rawlins Magic Collection auction tomorrow. Check out the catalog or get in on bidding on their website.

The rest of our news is out of Florida: from The Florida Times-Union has a piece on a magic act trying to build a permanent home for magic in Jacksonville.

The Stewardship Report has all the details on the new magic being added to the lineup of the WonderWorks Orlando.

Penn, Teller, Carbonaro, And Much, Much More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 27th, 2019

Let’s kick off today with a WCCO CBS 4 interview of Penn & Teller… well, mainly Penn.

Michael Carbonaro answered a few questions for Newsday’s kid reporters.

Vanishing Inc has shared the full half hour interview with Werner Reich, a magician who learned his first trick in a concentration camp. You can see the video, which is part of their new ShareMagic project, on their site.

Finally, WDHD reports David Hussey (better known as David Oliver) has been indicted on multiple charges of indecent assault and battery on a person under the age of 14; he has entered a non-guilty plea.