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Reality Shows And Larry Thompson Broken Wand [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 11th, 2019

From Ireland’s Got Talent comes this clip of 9 year old Aidan McCann impressing the judges with his magic act in the audition round over the weekend.

We haven’t seen Fox’s The Masked Singer, but several people have asked us about former child performers who started as magicians… we pretty much assumed this had to be Neil Patrick Harris and Newsweek has come to the same conclusion.

Finally, the Detroit Free Press reports Larry Thompson, who portrayed Mr. Whoodini on the Detroit area show Bozo’s Big Top during the 1970s, passed away at the age of 76 last week. In addition to being a performing magician he was a teacher and ran a company promoting educational school assemblies. We found a complete 1975 episode of Bozo’s Big Top with Larry playing Mr. Whoodini posted on YouTube by someone who attended that very taping as a child. You can see it here.

Carisa Hendrix, Terry Roses And Joe Diamond [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 8th, 2019

Student and magician Dave Murray made an appearance on Marquette University television; you can see more here and here.

The Calgary Herald has a great piece
on Carisa Hendrix and her alter-ego Lucy Darling.

Ed Newman’s Ennyman’s Territory blog looks at the career of Terry Roses, magician and escape artist.

Finally, the Northwest Herald talks to Joe Diamond about his new show MYSTIC.

Magic On Reality TV Round Up

Posted by Michael on February 7th, 2019

First up we have Colin Cloud talking about his latest experience on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The finals start next week… Jon Dorenbos will appear as well as Shin Lim, who spoke to producers about his AGT: Champions experience here.

Meanwhile, over on the new CBS series The World’s Best Matt Johnson and Justin Flom are continuing on to the next round of the global talent competition.

We’ll have more TV magic a little later today. Y’all stay warm until then!

Matt Johnson, AGT Wildcards And Denny Haney Memorial Fund [Magic Update]

Posted by Michael on February 6th, 2019

Matt Johnson’s fate on The World’s Best will be determined tonight (CBS, check those local listings) and as we all wait to see what happens he visited The World’s Best host James Corden on his other CBS show, The Late Late Show.

Meanwhile, on that other big ol’ network reality variety talent show America’s Got Talent: The Champions it was announced that two wildcard acts would join the eight first round finalists in the finals. Ventriloquist (and former AGT champion) Darci Lynne Farmer and NFL player turned magician Jon Dorenbos were awarded those spots.

Finally, a Go Fund Me page is still operating to assist with a memorial fund for Denny Haney. Its stated goal is to help cover funeral expenses and keep the Denny & Lee Magic Studio operating through this difficult time.

Murray SawChuck: Dropping Beats!

Posted by Michael on February 4th, 2019

Murray SawChuck’s latest video is a music video featuring a new rap track done with Vegas DJ HardNox. You can read more about this track over on Vegas News and download it from Spotify or iTunes.

AGT, Vanish Mag And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 4th, 2019

The new episode of America’s Got Talent: The Champions (airing tonight on NBC, check you local listings) and will feature the magic of Shin Lim, whose performance is the officially leaked clip of the week, and illusionist Cosentino.

Speaking of TV, Matt Johnson was on the new CBS talent show World’s Best last night. Did Matt go on to the next round? Well, we’ll have to tune Wednesday (the show’s regular night) to see. If you missed the premiere it will be re-aired Tuesday on CBS. One surprise was that Barry and Stuart’s Stuart MacLeod was among the panel of global judges.

The new issue of Vanish Magazine is out with Matt Johnson on the cover. Download your free digital copy (or buy a physical one) on the mag’s website.

Finally, (via MSN) talks to Michael Turco about his career and battle with leukemia while the Daily Independent features an interview with Bill Blagg.

More Magicians Competing On TV and More Female Magicians [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 1st, 2019

Minnesota’s Star-Tribune reports Justin Flom will be part of the CBS reality competition show The World’s Best, which premieres after the big football game with the trademarked name this Sunday. You can catch a glimpse of Justin and Canada’s Matt Johnson in the official trailer, too! has a nice article on the rise of women in magic that spotlights several up and coming female performers.