Archive for the 'News' Category

Gary Goodman, Those Magical Dames And 49 Boxes [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2018

Mind Reading with Boca Raton Magician Gary Goodman from Gary Goodman on Vimeo.

Boca Raton magician Gary Goodman is performing a benefit show for the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund and dropped by WPTV to do a little promotion.

The Petoskey News Review has the details on Those Magical Dames, a lecture Jania Taylor will be presenting for the North Central Michigan College Lecture Series on April 17. She will highlight the career of eight women in magic that are far too often overlooked.

LA Magazine takes a look at 49 Boxes, “an immersive storytelling game” getting rave reviews in Hollywood and rich in magical history and lore.

Matthew Le Mottée Wins Magic Circle Close Up Prize

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2018

That’s Cambridge posted this feature on Matthew Le Mottée, a Cambridge magician who has won his second Magic Circle Close UP Competition.

Congratulations Matthew!

Derren Brown On Today, Mat Meets Roy And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2018

Derren Brown visited the Today Show’s Megan Kelly hour (you know, we still aren’t clear on how that works… is it a show within a show like Elmo’s World at the end of Sesame Street?) to conduct a “social experiment” on her audience.

The legendary Siegfried Fischbacher attended Mat Franco’s show recently and Vegas News has a great picture of the two.

Speaking of Vegas, you can read more about The Worst Show In Vegas in this new press release.

The Sun has a profile of Ben Hanlin ahead of his duties hosting the Sports Relief pro-health benefit show Friday night in the UK.

Finally, The Montreal Gazette is the latest media outlet to cover Carleton University’s new magic chair.

McIlhany Auction, Punch And Judy, Michael Jackson And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2018

Today’s Magic Bulletin starts with Broadway World’s look at the Rosenkranz Mysteries.

The third part of Bill McIlhany’s magic collection will go on the auction block on April 7 and 8; the catalog is now available for download (as are the previous two) over at the David Goodman auction website. If you see something you like, you’ll find everything you need to know to bid live or online, too.

HistoryNet looks at the relationship between Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in an article originally from American History Magazine. Houdini’s birthday (his 144th) his this Saturday.

Today, if you are in the Washington DC area, magician Professor Horn will perform a free Punch and Judy show. We don’t usually cover local magic events unless they are for charity but this one is a little different because it is being sponsored by the Library of Congress! Get all the info here.

The Chicago Tribune looks at (or rather, listens to) the new album from pianist Mike Jones and sometimes magician, sometimes musician Penn Jillette.

Finally, Forbes gets the inside scoop on Michael Jackson from his ex-bodyguard… who met the King of Pop through Uri Geller.

Lance Burton, David Blaine, Magic Award And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 20th, 2018

First up today is Lance Burton on Lousiville’s WHAS 11 to talk about his upcoming show in the area. IT’s our lead off video because A) nothing is better than Lance Burton and B) if anything is better than Lance Burton, it is Lance Burton with a kitty!

Lance isn’t the only big name magician heading home; David Blaine is going back to Brooklyn. Read more on the website BK Reader.

Vegas News has a picture of David Goldrake visiting the Mike Hammer show in Vegas.

Speaking of pictures, Hans India has a photograph of BS Reddy, founder of the Indian Magic Academy, receiving the Ugadi Award from Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Finally, the Express looks at the life and legend of Chung Ling Soo, who came to an untimely end on a London Stage 100 years ago this week. If you want to learn more about this fascinating story, be sure to check out Jim Steinmeyer’s The Glorious Deception.

Julius Dein, Canadian Magicians And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 19th, 2018

We are kicking off the week with the latest clip from Julius Dein in Mexico. Business Insider ran a feature on him over the weekend explaining how he went from playing weddings to globetrotting web star.

The CBC’s Nature of Things ran a new episode over the weekend titled The Science Of Magic (Was it good? Canadian iTricksters let us know with a comment!) and they put a cool page up on the CBC website highlighting the Canadian magicians seen in the show.

iHorror takes a tour of a haunted house with author and magician William J Hall.

Finally, the Oklahoman has a review of the new magic themed novel Bluff, out April 3 from author Michael Kardos.

Blake Vogt, Santiago Michel, And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 16th, 2018

Blake Vogt made an appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden earlier this week… no carpool karaoke, but he did do magic for Jason Schwartzman and Tony Hale.

Las Vegas Weekly takes a look at the Spanish language magic show at the Planet Hollywood Casino Sin City Theater Ilusión Mental starring Santiago Michel.

The Pagan website The Wild Hunt has a nice article on the new magic chair position at Carleton University and a short history of its namesake Allan Slaight.

Finally, it is Video Friday… not sure of a theme or if there will even be a theme. So maybe the theme is random…