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Chris Ramsay Content Deal, New Brick And Mortar And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 27th, 2020

From the 2020 Spring Festival Gala in China comes this clip… we are not sure who the performers are or why a video from a major Chinese television network is taller than it is wide!

Realscreen is reporting DIGA has teamed with Chris Ramsay to develop magic related content for both digital platforms and television. One such collaboration being developed is titled Magic Impossible and will see magicians trying to escape from various situations using only magic.

The Courier-Journal ran a feature piece on Lexington magician and autism advocate Cody Clark over the weekend; you can read it on Kentucky.com.

A new magic shop and venue is coming to Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports Blackhart’s Magic Theater and Shop will offer magic classes for both kids and adults as well. It also does not plan to compete with Steven’s Magic Emporium. Even if you are outside of Wichita, you can still visit the new brick and mortar’s website.

Finally, no magic acts are scheduled for tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

Justin Willman On Fallon, Blaine On YouTube And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 20th, 2020

Justin Willman (Magic For Humans, Netflix) dropped by NBC’s Tonight Show last Friday just to teach Jimmy Fallon a little magic.

It is a holiday in the US honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, so we are taking the rest of the day off after we fill in you on all the magic news.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions airs a new episode tonight and magic with be represented by Britain’s Got Talent alum Ben Hart.

Speaking of America’s Got Talent, the first magician to ever win was, of course, Mat Franco. Las Vegas Fox 5 is reporting Mat has signed on for five more years headlining his show at The Linq.

The Society of American Magicians broke away from summer conventions and held their national gathering over the weekend in Las Vegas… haven’t seen any video yet but we are looking!

Finally, YouTube has announced new shows and specials on their subscription platform, including a special live event planned with David Blaine. There are not many details at all, but you can read what little is known over on the Deadline website.

Trigg Watson And AGT Controversy [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 15th, 2020

That’s Trigg Watson above in a quick clip from back when IHOP threatened to change their name. You might remember him from Fool Us) but he is also a consultant on Magic For Humans and that is the focus on this D Magazine piece on him.

While most of the commentary surrounding America’s Got Talent: The Champions has been folks sad their favorite act did not advance or trashing Simon using Howie’s golden buzzer to advance a troupe of dancing storm troopers… but Cinema Blend is asking if Marc Spelmann advanced because of Shin Lim’s talent.

Blackpool’s New Museum

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2020

UK comedy news site Chortle reports on the opening of a new Blackpool museum called Showtown dedicated to “fun and entertainment.” It will have an incredible collection of props, ranging from Stan Laurel’s bowler to magic props from legends such as Tommy Cooper… check out the recently released video promo above and you will catch a few magic references.
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AGT Sneak Peek, Shin Lim, Derek Hughes, Michael Grandinetti [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 13th, 2020

Oz Pearlman will be appearing on America’s Got Talent: The Champions on NBC tonight… but you can see his performance now since it is this week’s “official leak.”

Speaking of AGT, winner of the inaugural season of AGT:The Champions Shin Lim sat down for an interview with WGBH radio; you can stream it for free on their website.

AGT alum Derek Hughes is heading to Philadelphia, by the way, to perform at Liberty Magic. Read more on the Pittsburgh City Paper site.

On Click2Houston you can see some of the magic props that were on the auction block over the weekend during the sale of the Frankel’s Costume Company magic collection.

The Las Cruces Sun News has a nice feature on local magic shop Raze Studio Illusions & Magic.

Finally, Digital Journal spoke to Michael Grandinetti about his plans for the new year and magic in the age of technology.

Shining Magic, Reviews And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 10th, 2020

WDIO coverage of Kelvin Saline’s anti-bullying magic shows kicks of our Video Friday.

AGT alum Aiden Sinclair has conducted his magical seances onboard the Queen Mary and at the Winchester Mystery House but now, according to the Estes Park Trail Gazette, he is bringing his spooky brand of magic to the Stanley Hotel… the reputedly haunted hotel which inspired the setting for The Shining.

Finally, a couple reviews. The Chicago Tribune takes a look at Trent James’ show at the Chicago Magic Lounge. He is taking over the spot previously occupied by Lucy Darling (aka Carisa Hendrix… but she will be returning). You can read their review via MSN. This “review” is a bit different but the Santa Barbara Independent covered the New Year’s Eve celebration held at Milt and Arlene Larsen’s Magic Castle Cabaret.

Magic Mentoring, Ben Hart On Tour And Uri Geller [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 9th, 2020

The suburban Chicago newspaper The Daily Herald ran a piece yesterday on the College of Lake County’s magic and mentoring program which connects college students with students attending the area’s special education district. The mentoring system was inspired by Kevin Spencer’s Healing of Magic program.

Broadway World reports BGT alum Ben Hart is heading out for a UK tour. British iTricksters can get the tour dates on Ben’s website. That is Ben above on the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. He also made an appearance on BGT: The Champions.

And also out of jolly old England comes news Uri Geller is lobbying for a job with Boris Johnson’s government… read more on Yahoo’s Celebrity UK page.