Archive for the 'Las Vegas' Category

The Magician And The Mob

Posted by Michael on December 1st, 2017

The Magician & the Mob from HMS on Vimeo.

If you are going to be in Vegas this January, the Clark County Library is hosting a different kind of magic show on January 23. Geno Munari will be giving a lecture entitled “The Magician And The Mob” about Jimmy Grippo. Get more information on the Clark County Library website. We’ll admit that the trailer has us interested!

Pray For Las Vegas

Posted by Michael on October 2nd, 2017

Pray for Las Vegas in the wake of last night’s shooting.

iTricks is not a political or general news site; we concentrate on magic and try pretty hard to ignore the rest of the world. To be honest, when I write iTricks every day I think of it as a place where members of the magic community, whether fans and performers of all levels can gather and learn about something they love while leaving behind the ugliness of the world for a moment.

Today, though, we can not shield ourselves from the real world. Las Vegas is the capital of magic in many ways… aspiring actors move to LA, magicians trying to make it big move to Las Vegas. We are not sure of the motives or details of last night’s shooting; we just know what everyone else has seen this morning: there was a horrific mass shooting at a country music festival that left many dead and injured hundreds more.

I’m suspending the rest of today’s normal posts; the Magic Bulletin was scheduled last night to post before I got up. I am sorry that it was released this morning as if nothing had happened. There is not much we can do today except for watch for news coming out of Las Vegas and hope that the many friends of iTricks in the city are safe today. If you believe in the power of prayer or good thought, then please pray for Las Vegas, its residents and the tourists visiting… at this point I am not sure there is anything else we can do.

Jarrett And Raja Heading To The Stratosphere

Posted by Michael on September 15th, 2017

Ahead of their move to The Stratosphere, Jarrett and Raja visited the KSNV News Studios for a little fun. You should also be able to catch Jarrett and Raja on The CW’s Masters Of Illusion.

Alex Belfield’s Vegas Recommendations

Posted by Michael on May 25th, 2017

Heading to Vegas? Trying to figure out what to do, where to stay and where to eat? Alex Belfield has a 10 minute guide to his favorite Vegas spots, shows and more. He covers a few magic shows along the way! Alex has a whole bunch of magician interviews on his YouTube page so be sure to check it out!

David Goldrake To Las Vegas, The Magic Play And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 5th, 2017

In this video David Goldrake presents his effect Lighter Than Air athlete Coolux Connect Conference 2015. It has just been announced that tickets will go on sale Monday for David’s all new show at the Tropicana Las Vegas which will open this summer. Read more on the Vegas News site.

Want to live in a home with a tangential connection to Houdini? is reporting that a mansion in Ridgefield, Connecticut once owned by Houdini’s brother Dr. Leopold Weiss is for sale. According to legend, Houdini practiced underwater escapes in the home’s pool. However, Harry and Leopold had a falling out around 1917 and the home was built in 1912 and had at least one owner before Leopold so that legend might just be a myth!

Finally, MetroWeekly takes a look at The Magic Play, whose run at the Only Theatre Center in Only, Maryland had been extended to May 14.

Murray Teams With Mentalist Parrot

Posted by Michael on January 13th, 2017

Murray Sawchuck is back (or it may be evil, Mirror Universe Murray with that facial hair… we’ll have to keep an eye on him). This time Murray is hitting the streets of Las Vegas with a mind reading parrot. Honestly, that is exactly what I expect to find on the streets of Las Vegas: famous magicians and mind reading animals.

Mike Hammer At Mondays Dark

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2016

Mondays Dark, a 90 minute charity show with a rotating cast held at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, just posted this video of Mike Hammer from his recent turn in the show. You can learn more about the Mondays Dark shows on their website and learn more about Mike Hammer on his site.