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Rob lake, Murray, Lance’s Place And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 12th, 2021

Rob Lake was on Fox’s Game of Talent recently… and his performance kicks off a whole new week for us!

Murray SawChuck is hitting the road… and WFRV and Live 5 are giving away a few tickets to his May 7th show in Green Bay at the Epic Event Center. Get all the details on the contest here.

iTricks is not actually sure if the Las Vegas housing market is up or down right now, but if you are in the market for a new place Lance Burton just put his hilltop “castle” on the market for a cool $4.49 million. Read all about it in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and then call your real estate agent.

Finally, New Zealand’s Stuff site has a piece on a recent magic gathering in Timaru which included both workshops for performers and a large public show.

Good Day Stateline Features Chicago Magic Parlour

Posted by Michael on April 7th, 2021

Dennis Watkins from the Magic Parlour made a virtual visit to the God Day Stateline studios to promote the venues’ virtual shows.

Dom Deluise, Murray And Bill Blagg Is Live [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 5th, 2021

We’ll open the week with a clip of Dom Deluise on with Johnny Carson trying to pull off a staple of beginner’s magic books (at least it was back in the day… I think modern authors know better).

Las Vegas Magazine asks if Murray SawChuck is the busiest man in Vegas… and gets the answers straight from Murray himself.

And the Sioux City Journal caught up with Bill Blagg the other day to talk about the return of live performances.

P&T Return To LV, Bollywood Magic And Tarot History [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 29th, 2021

The above video features the boys on Saturday Night Live in 1986 from the official SNL YouTube Page. John Katsilometes covers Penn and Teller’s scheduled return to the Vegas stage next month for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

India.com reports popular film star Akashay Kumar will be portraying a magician in his next film Atrangi Re. He has released images on himself flourishing cards and, according to other brief reports, studied with at least one performing magician.

You might not know the illustrator Pamela Colman-Smith by name, but you have probably seen her work. She created today’s most popular Tarot deck in 1909 and Open Culture has the story.

Mat’s Back, Asian Magician Discussion And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 25th, 2021

Las Vegas Weekly reports Mat Franco is re-opening at The Linq on April 29.

You have undoubtedly seen Nathan “The Magic Asian Man” Phaan on Wizard Wars, Fool Us or Masters of Illusion. He recently hosted a discussion with other Asian magicians titled “Being An Asian Magician in 2021” which you can see on his YouTube page.

Finally, MSN picked up a story from Boston 25 News about Barry McDonough, above, who has kept performing magic for hospital patients even after becoming a cancer patient himself.

Ed Sullivan Show Returns To TV

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2021

Above is a 1970 Ed Sullivan Show performance from The Satani Demon, which is not quite magic but close enough. We have brought you magic acts featured on the official Ed Sullivan YouTube Page form time to time but would now like to pass along the METV network, a digital sub-network broadcaster (you know… the channels that come with decimal points now when using an antenna) is showing classic performances from the Ed Sullivan Show Sunday nights at 9:30 Eastern Time, 8:30 Central.

More On The War Magician Movie

Posted by Michael on March 19th, 2021

Collider’s Frankie Cena covers the upcoming production of The War Magician starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Have a great, and safe, weekend everyone. I think everything will finally be back to normal around here next week1