We will kick off our Columbus Day Magic Bulletin with a report from News 129, which delivers English language Indian news, on PB Hande’s magic shows to elevate social awareness.
According to the GuamPDN website, China has decided to build a “Magic City” in Beijing that will boast venues better than Vegas and help support China’s booming magic industry. The article even features comments by Genii publisher Richard Kaufman. Watch out Vegas!
Speaking of Vegas, remember Rob Anderson’s video from the other day which showed him trying to “help” a homeless vet by tearing up his sign? Well, as predicted, it has gone viral (it was even on CNN). Rob has set up a Go Fund Me page to help the vet in the video, Alan McKracken. So far it has raised almost $40,000.
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Business section carried a piece over the weekend on trade show magician David Welzman. You can check it out here.
Dynamo is getting coverage for talking a bit more about being bullied as a child. The Telegraph and Argus reports that his use of a leverage trick to prevent others from lifting him got him branded as a “demon child.,” which both protected and isolated him.
Ready to see some magicians on TV? Justin Willman is on @Midnight on Comedy Central tomorrow (Tuesday) night and Harry Anderson will host this Thursday’s edition of AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.
Posted by Michael on October 8th, 2014
We lead off today with the story of Michael Night, who will be sidelined from performing soon for a year while recovering from surgery. The story, from WTVG in Toledo, ran last Friday before his farewell for now show. iTricks wishes Michael the best with his surgery and hopes for a faster than expected recovery.
Vegas News is reporting that Dirk Arthur is bringing his big cats back to the Las Vegas Strip. Starting December 1 he will be playing the Starlite Theater at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. His family friendly show will be dark Fridays.
Have you seen the headlines proclaiming that extraordinary experiences may hurt relationships? According to Science Daily, this conclusion is drawn from an experiment where two groups were shown either “4 star” and “2 star” rated videos and then combined for a short discussion. Why does this make the iTricks Magic Bulletin? The videos were of street magicians!
Scientific American has a neat piece on an unsolved puzzle posed by the great Martin Gardner almost 20 years ago. Want to try your hand at it? Read about it here, maybe you will be the one to crack it!
Finally, congratulations to Scott Penrose, the new president of the Magic Circle!
Posted by Michael on September 25th, 2014
Real Screen is reporting that National Geographic Channels International will be airing a new series with Drummond Money-Coutts called Beyond Magic in 170 countries starting in November. It’ll follow DMC as he goes to various places around the world, performs and explores the history o magic. We do not know if it will be airing in the US, but we will keep you posted. He did a previous special with NatGeo called Card Shark and you can see it on DMC’s YouTube page.
WonderWoman.in sat down to chat with Maneka Sorcar, the daughter of PC Sorcar Jr. She grew up with pet tigers and now is in the family business…
VegasNews.com is reporting that Murray SawChuck will not be extending his show at the Tropicana after his contract ends on October 30. He is in talks with other venues and Jan Rouven is moving into the Trop. According to the site, Murray is wishing all the best to Jan.