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5 News Spotlights Megan Swann

Posted by Michael on September 24th, 2021

5 News met up with Megan Swann, the historic first woman president (and youngest president) of the prestigious Magic Circle.

Xavier Mortimer Back At The Strat

Posted by Michael on September 24th, 2021

Las Vegas CBS affiliate joined Xavier Mortimer at The Strat to celebrate his return to live shows.

Megan Swann Elected Magic Circle President

Posted by Michael on September 23rd, 2021

Environmentally themed magician Megan Swann has just been elected the new president of the Magic Circle. She is the first woman president of the Magic Circle and at 28 she is also the youngest president in the organization’s history. Her historical presidency was even featured in The Daily Mail and The Times.

Congratulations to Megan Swann.

Allan Slaight Passes Away [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on September 23rd, 2021

Allan Slaight, Canadian media magnate and namesake of the Allan Slaight Magic Awards, has passed away at the age of 90. You can read (or listen) to his obituary on the Globe and Mail website.

The video above is Gordon Lightfoot paying tribute to Mr. Slaight at the 2005 Juno Awards. I chose this video because, despite of Allan Slaight’s extraordinary impact on arts and media in Canada (and beyond), I could find no video, no interview, no feature on him. Put Allan Slaight in a YouTube search and you will get hundreds, probably thousands, of results. But they all are associated with the many awards and programs endowed by Mr. Slaight… and honestly, that is probably the greatest obituary for him.

Tavella, David Kwong, New Vegas Magic [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 20th, 2021

The Sanatoga Post has a round up of how life is changing for local boy Dustin Tavella. That is the official video from America’s Got Talent featuring Dustin’s reaction to winning.

The Daily Bruin caught up with David Kwong to talk about his show The Enigmatist at The Geffen.

Finally, Broadway World has details on the new magic show at the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas opening later this week.

NYC Puppet Exhibit

Posted by Michael on September 17th, 2021

The Museum of the City of New York has a new exhibit featuring some of NYC’s most famous puppet residents, featuring (daughter of NYC’s official magician) Shari Lewis’ Lamb Chop and the Muppets. We figured Shari Lewis with the Sesame Street Muppets was a good video for this since we couldn’t find any of the exhibit. Read more in Forbes.

Dustin Tavella Third Magician To Win AGT!

Posted by Michael on September 15th, 2021

Dustin Tavella went all the way to become the third magician to win America’s Got Talent. Ironically, he performed in the finale show with the first magician to take the AGT crown, Mat Franco.