Archive for the 'News' Category

RIP David Maas of Quick Change [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on November 27th, 2020

David Maas, of the AGT alumni act Quick Change (aka David and Dania), passed away earlier this week of Covid-19 at the age of 57. The duo was also widely known to sports fans as they became a favorite halftime act, particularly around the NBA. You can read more about David’s life at Yahoo! Sports.

Martin Rees Earns Another World Record

Posted by Michael on November 18th, 2020

Martin Rees officially holds five Guinness World Records after performing twenty magic tricks completely under water. The video above shows him performing the most magic tricks in a wind tunnel in three minutes… You can read about Martin’s latest achievement and his other records on the Guinness World Records website and Kent Online also put a spotlight on Martin in an article on lockdown records.

Copperfield Show Reappears In Vegas

Posted by Michael on November 18th, 2020

David Copperfield returned to the Las Vegas Strip last night after a short break due to a crew member’s Covid diagnosis. Read more on the Las Vegas Sun site.

Copperfield Goes Dark And Magic Auction [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 17th, 2020

This KTNV report sums it up: David Copperfield is already going dark on his barely re-opened Vegas show. No target date for the show to return has been announced.

Potter and Potter Auctions next magic auction is scheduled for December 12 and you can download the catalog from their website. While you are there you may want to check out their first auction of 2021 which features gambling memorabilia.

Magic Returning to Vegas….

Posted by Michael on November 12th, 2020

Piff, previewing his show in a Celebrity Page TV report from last week, is among the magic acts returning to Vegas stages. Gaming Today and Las Vegas Magazine have details on Copperfield’s show and Las Vegas Magazine also takes a look at Fantasy, which now includes an appearance by Murray SawChuck.

Trigg Watson, Vegas Shows And Houdini [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 9th, 2020

Trigg Watson’s virtual shows were featured on Fox 5 San Diego the other day. A question for everyone: do you think virtual shows will continue to be an avenue for performers after the pandemic calms down?

Okay, some good news out of Vegas: Piff has been back on stage for a little while, David Copperfield returned over the weekend and Murray SawChuck’s show will re-open on the 27th of this month but he has already returned to performing as a guest comic in the Fantasy revue show. You can catch up on all the live entertainment returning to Sin City in this Las Vegas Sun article.

Houdini got a little more coverage this week. The Aish Ha Torah website ran a feature on Houdini’s Jewish heritage while fight sports news site Bloody Elbow dug out a picture featuring a posed scene with pro boxer Benny Leonard holding Houdini from behind while Jack Dempsey prepares to take swing.

Vegas Holiday Show, Houdini and Broken Wand [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 6th, 2020

The world may not be quite back to normal (especially for our British iTricksters) but we are slowly moving the way. Vegas is slowly re-opening and the Venetian has announced its plans for holiday show(opening later this month) which includes magician Ben Stone (above in a 2013 CBS Las Vegas profile) and several former American Idol contestants.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not posted a new feature on Houdini yesterday.

Finally, Stuff New Zealand has announced New Zealand magician Bill Watson has passed away at the age of 90; our thoughts are with his family and friends.