Archive for the 'News' Category

Jibrizy, Colin Cloud, Harris III, Piff And Michael Grandinetti [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 14th, 2018

Kicking off Video Friday with Jibrizy on Atlanta’s 96.7 The Beat. Not sure exactly when he appeared with DJ E.T. Cali, but the video was just posted on YouTube.

Hollywood Soapbox interviews Colin Cloud, who is part of The Illusionists Broadway show.

The Argus Leader talks to Piff the Magic Dragon ahead of his Sioux Falls shows.

The Muskogee Phoenix chatted with Michael Grandinetti ahead of his appearance in town tomorrow.

Tonight the Hollywood Christmas Parade airs on The CW (check those local listings); we are not sure if we will appear on the special, but Ed Alonzo was scheduled to perform at the parade,

Finally, Hallels has tour dates for Harris III as he prepares to set out this spring.

AGT: The Champions Magic Acts, Jason Bishop And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 13th, 2018

America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres January 7 on NBC. Good Housekeeping (via MSN) has a list of the 50 global acts returning to compete in the show. They title it “Controversial ‘AGT’ Contestant Set To Compete In New Talent Show,” but they fail to identify which act they deem controversial. Is it maybe Comedy Daredevil Ryan Stock and AmberLynn? However, the magic acts include: Shin Lim, Colin Cloud, Jon Dorenbos, The Clairvoyants, Piff the Magic Dragon, Ryan Stock and AmberLynn, Darcy Oake and Cosentino.

Speaking of AGT, current champion Shin Lim was recently inducted in the the Ride Of Fame according to Broadway World and now has his own memorial seat on sightseeing double decker bus.

Jason Bishop will be performing two very special shows in Friday, Jan. 18 at Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall. The first will be for kids aged 13 to 18 in the foster care system and the second, which will be open to the public, will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates across southern New Jersey. Thank you, Jason, for working for such a great cause.

David Kwong, Pittsburgh Magic Venue, Auction And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 12th, 2018

David Kwong visited the set of The Today Show yesterday. He also was featured in the latest episode of Wired Masterminds, which you can see here.

Potter and Potter has announced a few new lots for this weekend’s online only magic auction. See all the lots and learn how to bid on their official website.

The latest episode of the 421 Media House podcast focuses on the science of magic, with magician Tyler Sass and a couple of doctors.

Broadway World is reporting the first industrial reading of the new musical The Brothers Houdini, which tells the story of brothers Erich and Theo Weiss, has been held.

Finally, The Times online has a few details on Liberty Magic, a new magical venue in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Oh wait, one more thing: we are adjusting the release times of iTricks updates as an experiment. Anyone got any strong feelings about that? Like the new times or the old times? Let us know! Best way is comments or brownbagmagic AT swbell DOT net.

Kayla Drescher, Richard Young, Adam Trent And Raman Sharma [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 11th, 2018

Posted by YouTube user mrsashleyhutton posted this great video titled “When The Magician Doesn’t Pick You.” It isn’t magic, but it is a great way to start our Tuesday!

Ahead of her stint in Toronto, Kayla Drescher sat down with She Does The City to talk about her career and women in magic.

The Toronto Sun notes all of the magic heading to the city and talked about the appeal of magic with Richard Young of Young and Strange.

Meanwhile, News Talk Florida caught up with Adam Trent for an interview ahead of his upcoming appearance in Clearwater.

Finally India Today, via MSN, details the efforts of Canadian magician Raman Sharma get paid after an appearance in a Bollywood movie.

DMC, Conductor Cody And Magic In School [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 10th, 2018

We open today with Conductor Cody visiting the studios of Indianapolis Fox 59 late last week to promote the shows he performed over the weekend.

Drummond Money-Coutts’ new Netflix magic series Death By Magic is getting some attention from the New York Post and Variety, who looks at the producer behind the show.

Finally, Lakeland, Florida’s The Ledger looks at the magic class offered as an elective at the private Geneva Classical Academy for the last four years.

Intergalactic Auction News

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2018

This is The Prop Store’s ad for the fun size spaceship prop from the My Favorite Martian TV series, which they offered as a part of their auction last weekend. Why is it on iTricks? Well, it was purchased (for $100,000 according to by David Copperfield, who evidently collects more than just magic history!

New Vanish, Great Scott And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 5th, 2018

Scott Green on WCIU’s The Jam kicks off our Wednesday.

There is a new issue of Vanish out; download your free copy (or buy a hard copy) over on their official website.

Coconuts (via MSN) reports on violence among Hong Kong’s street performers as it becomes harder for them to ply their trade, specifically on an assault by a magician on a young juggler.