Archive for the 'News' Category

Magic VS Machine, Musicals, Automata And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 22nd, 2019

Our lead off video this morning shows researchers trying to fool AI with magic… which is kind of a problem because I always figured when the time came I would hold SkyNet at bay with my sweet cups and balls routine. You can read more about this project from the Institute of Neuroscience, Teatro Encantado and the University Pompeu Fabra in this Venture Beat article.

Broadway World UK has the details on The Impossible Man, a new Houdini musical in development.

The Chicago Reader looks at this weekend’s automata auction being held by Potter and Potter.

Finally, the Times Free Press looks some of the performers in the Stars of Magic show being held this Saturday night in East Ridge, Tennessee to raise money for the East Ridge Needy Child Fund.

Houdini-Like Stunt, Darcy Oake And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 20th, 2019

Robby Bennett on Fox 4 Dallas last week ahead of his show over the weekend kicks our Tuesday.

The Press And Journal reported on Dave Goulding’s weekend recreation of a Harry Houdini stunt. Chained and handcuffed he was tossed into the waters of Aberdeen’s harbor but unlike Houdini Goulding was promoting an August 30 magic show which will benefit the area’s rescue lifeboat program.

You can add Darcy Oake to the list of magic acts on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions; The Mirror confirmed his involvement and the danger of his opening act in an article over the weekend.

Finally, the Times-Telegraph profiles Jimmy Ichihana, who grew up in the New York newspaper’s coverage area.

BGT: The Champions, Derren Brown And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 19th, 2019

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions is coming at the end of the month… between Yahoo’s UK Celebrity reporting and the trailer we know magicians Richard Jones and the Sacred Riana will appear.

Derren Brown was a guest for half of the most recent The New Yorker Radio Hour, which you can stream free over on The New Yorker website.

I can’t get into The LA Times site for the rest of the month… but they seemed to review a magic show over the weekend. Check it out here if you have not run out of free articles on their site this month.

Finally, Ivan Mazurkiewicz is my favorite kind of magician. The Star Tribune has a feature on this Twin Cities paramedic who has learned magic just to help keep young patients at ease.

The AJ Documentary, Shin Lim And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2019

It is Video Friday and today we are giving a Broken Remote salute to the first US magic competition series we can remember: VH1′s Celebracadabra.

Today is the day! The Amazing Johnathan Documentary is on Hulu, and in a few select cinemas across the country. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Vox, the LA Times and The Daily Beast all weighed in on the film yesterday.

LIve magic more your thing? If you are in the Tucson area you are in luck this weekend! The local SAM assembly is putting on its 32nd Annual Stars Of Magic Show Saturday. Find out more at their website.

Shin Lim is getting married soon and NextShark has the story of his proposal and upcoming wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Renn Faire, Holy City Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 15th, 2019

Magician Ivanovich visited Milwaukee’s NBC 4 yesterday to promote the upcoming Bristol Renaissance Faire.

Charleston’s Courier and Post has a great feature on Holy City Magic, a new magic venue opening this week and featuring some incredible magic history.

LA Downtown News looks at Siegfried Tieber’s new show Red Thread, which will premiere in October and is scheduled through November. Each performance will only seat 34.

Finally, Yahoo Entertainment weighs in on Hulu’s Amazing Johnathan Documentary, premiering this Friday on the streaming service and in select theaters.

The Magic Castle, AJ Documentary And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 14th, 2019

The Business Insider’s look inside the Magic Castle kicks off our day.

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (only one of the documentaries about the Amazing Johnathan) hits select theaters and Hulu this Friday and the New York Post’s review is in.

Speaking of TV, there was no magic on America’s Got Talent’s first live show last night, but Shin Lim is scheduled to perform on tonight’s result show on NBC.

Finally, Penn Jillette has been hanging around Wired and you can check out a couple videos with him here and here.

Excellent Elizabeth, Summer Magic Auction And Manifest [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 13th, 2019

WFIN has perhaps the shortest radio interview we have ever heard with “Excellent Elizabeth” Nauert (above), a seventh grader recognized last year by the Society of American Magicians as a Star of Tomorrow in Stage Magic, on what convinced her to take up magic.

Potter and Potter’s Summer Magic Auction is Saturday and they have added a few new lots, including a Lefty Puppet signed by Jay Marshall! It is an online auction (with absentee bids already being taken) and you can see the whole catalog and learn more about bidding on their website.

If you are already planning for 2020, Magifest registration is open. This year it will be held January 16th through 18th in, as always, Columbus, Ohio. Learn everything you need to know about this popular magic convention over at the Vanishing Inc site.