Archive for the 'News' Category

Dr. Magic Makes The Rounds

Posted by Michael on June 23rd, 2017

">Long Island News 12 recently ran this feature on Dr. David Elkin, also known as Dr. Magic. He uses his magic skills to help his patients have a little less scary stay in the hospital. He also founded MagicAid, a group that teaches other healthcare professionals to use magic techniques to help comfort patients.

Magic Detective, Blaine Postpones Show And Magic On TV [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 22nd, 2017

First up this morning, a real life crime solving magician… No, it is not a TV show it is video supporting an article on the York Dispatch website about homicide detective and magician George Ripley.

David Blaine has had to postpone at least one live performance due to “a family bereavement.” Our thoughts our with David and hopefully he will be touring again very soon.

Chipps Cooney was the magician on Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots Forever Young last night; hopefully we will get video of the AGT alum later.

TV Magic, Willman And AJ [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 21st, 2017

Tom London amazed the judges on America’s Got Talent last night, but since he was this week’s “leaked” act he had pretty much already amazed America.

The Orange Country Register has a nice piece on the Amazon Johnathan, his return to performing and mentions a couple of documentaries in the works.

Justin Willman is talking magic, magicians and Cupcake Wars on the latest episode of Get Up On This, which you can hear on Earwolf.

More magic on TV tonight when a senior citizen magician is among the acts featured on Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots: Forever Young on NBC.

Holy Balloons Batman! SawChuck, Mortimer And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 20th, 2017


How cool is that? It is a recreation of the iconic cover of The Killing Joke re-interpreted in balloon. It is one of several comic book covers recreated by magician and balloon artist Phileas Flash. We first saw his work in this Laughing Squid story and you can see more of his awesome work on his official website (we liked his Doctor Who as well).

Mental Floss and Mansion Global both look at Houdini’s Harlem brownstone, which is on the market for $4.6 million.

Last week we reported on the broken wand for magician, puppeteer and actor Andy Cunningham; the Telegraph has published an obituary for the Bodger and Badger star.

Finalyl, some Vegas news. Pace Vegas has pictures of the Murray SawChuck shrunken head now featured at the Golden Tiki while Robin Leach over in the Las Vegas Review-Journal profiles Xavier Mortimer.

Fool Us, Gong Show, Molesting Magician And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 19th, 2017

The CW has released a new commercial to promote the new season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, coming to your TV Thursday, July 13.

On several Asian news websites we saw reports of a “street magician” in Chengdu, China using magic tricks to put himself in a position to grope women. He was arrested. You can read coverage on the Korea Boo site.

Last week we shared a clip of Jason Fun promoting Utah’s Art of Magic Festival; the Daily Herald site has coverage of the event.

Head over to the NFL’s YouTube page to see Michael Rangel messing with some rookies.

I don’t know if you will see any magic, but The Gong Show returns to TV this Thursday on ABC and magic (good or bad) seems like a natural fit. Read more from The New York Post.

The Digital Journal says that the best magic show in 2017 is Derren Brown’s Secret, currently playing in Manhattan.

Finally, Flashback.com takes a look at “Magician Trade Magazines From The 1940s – 1980s.” It is interesting and funny… and I have some of those magazines!

Magic On AGT, Masked Magician, AJ in Vegas And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 14th, 2017

So, if you saw the French magicians Les Twins (aka Tony and Jordan) on America’s Got Talent last night (that’s them leading off the Bulletin), you may want to see more of their magic. 2 Paragraphs has their French commercials for a, umm, male barrier device company called Magix that includes links to magic trick tutorials in their packaging. Probably not safe for work….

The latest Mr. Media podcast up on host Bob Andelman’s YouTube page features an interview with Val “The Masked Magician” Valentino. We are not sure when it is from, though, since the Breaking The Magician’s Code episodes on MyTV were broadcast several years ago.

WeAreIowa.com talked to magician Jonathan May about his health insurance dilemmas since several companies are pulling out of Iowa, a problem facing many performers/small business owners.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal (and they should know) the Amazing Johnathan is returning to Vegas for two shows at the Red Rock Resort in early October and tickets go on sale this Saturday. It is great news and they are sure to be incredible shows!

Finally, The Edinburgh Reporter tracked down Jim the Magician, who they first saw at the famous Fringe Festival, to his new busking haunt the Pitt Market.

AGT, Blaine In Kansas, Jessica Jane And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 13th, 2017

First up is a preview of tonight’s America’s Got Talent, from AOL, of a magic act from France known as Les Twins. AGT airs on NBC.

Digital Journal spoke with fire eater and magician Jessica Jane about her upcoming appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. According to the article, she is scheduled for the August 3rd episode. If you can’t wait until August, check out her official website now.

The Dispatch-Argus has the details on the Houdini exhibit at Davenport’s German American Heritage Center, which will run until November.

Finally, the Wichita Eagle has the story of two celeb sightings at local bars, including David Blaine.