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Tyler Korso, See Copperfield’s Museum And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 23rd, 2019

Tyler Korso visiting KCTV 5′s Better Kansas City to promote his weekend show kicks off our week.

If you are keeping track of magicians on international reality shows, Entertainment Daily reports after some actor we’ve never heard of got hurt and had to drop out of Strictly Come Dancing some other actor we’ve never heard of abandoned Dancing On Ice to fill the vacancy so Ben Hanlin is joining the Dancing On Ice fray.

BroadwayWorld’s Charity Corner has an opportunity to bid for tickets to see David Copperfield’s Vegas show and get a personal tour of his private magic museum.

Finally, the LA Times looks at the lottery to win a spot busking on the Santa Monica Pier.

Darcy Oake, AJ And Houdini Meets Who [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 18th, 2019

Darcy Oake is going through to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions but first he stopped in to see Phillip and Holly on ITV’s This Morning.

The Amazing Johnathan is the guest on the latest Podkats from the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s John Katsilometes. You can find it, which is marked as part one, over on the Review-Journal site.

Finally, Harry Houdini has popped up in the world of Doctor Who a time or two in the last fifty or so years. Big Finish, which produces the official audio adventures of the original series, has just released a new Sixth Doctor adventure featuring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, Nicola Bryant as his terminally frustrated companion Peri and John Schwab as Harry Houdini. Harry Houdini’s War, which sees the Doctor and the world’s most famous magician teaming up to search for spies during the First World War, can be found on the Big Finish website.

Reviews Are In For Derren Brown: Secrets

Posted by Michael on September 17th, 2019

Lots of media sources weighing in on the new Broadway show Derren Brown: Secrets. You can read more over on DC Metro Arts, the Daily Beast, AM New York and Deadline. Our favorite review, though, is on The Wrap because is calls Derren Brown the William Castle of magic…. which is why we topped this piece with a Classic Movie Madness look at some of the stunts and promotions pulled off by legendary B-movie make William Castle.

NPH On Author Tour, Holy City Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 16th, 2019

Cory Van Valin on WTSP Tampa Bay’s Great Day Live kicks off our Monday and our week.

Neil Patrick Harris is out promoting The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third, the latest in his series for young readers and The Shorthorn has a piece on his appearance at a Texas Half Price Books author event while the Library of Congress blogs go over his recent appearance there, where he peeked at the LoC’s collection of Houdini ephemera.

Side note: I got to see that collection a few years ago at a magic collectors’ convention in Washington DC. If you ever get a chance to see it JUMP AT IT!

Finally, Charleston’s Holy City Magic is now open and will host its first guest performer, Michael Trixx, starting on September 20. If you are in the area, get out and support live magic and brick and mortar venues! Get all you need to know on the Holy City Magic site.

Joe Diamond And Magic On TV [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 12th, 2019

The Northwest Herald profiles Joe Diamond as he performs his 200th show. That’s Joe above on WGN a few years ago.

Well, there is officially no magic left in this year’s America’s Got Talent. Maybe magic will do better on Australia’s Got Talent or Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions. Actually, Darcy Oake will be on the latter this weekend.

There is still magic on broadcast television, though. There is not a new Masters of Illusion this week due to a special and next Monday’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a repeat, but next Friday’s Masters of Illusion will be new.

Australia And America Have Talent And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 11th, 2019

Josh Norbido on the latest edition of Australia’s Got Talent kicks off our day.

Speaking of AGT, Gold Derby caught up with Eric Chien to talk to him about his America’s Got Talent experience.

Derren Brown was a guest on the latest Variety podcast; you can read some highlights or stream the whole thing on the Variety website.

Zeke Powerz will be conducting a Halloween seance to contact Houdini at the Read House Hotel in Chattanooga. You can get all the details here. Speaking of the legendary Harry Houdini, Scotland’s STV has a piece on Houdini’s death defying stunt in Aberdeen 110 years ago.

Jeanette Andrews, Darren Brown And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2019

Today’s lead off video is from Chicago’s Jeanette Andrews and is titled Bottling the Impossible…. we think you will understand why. Ms. Andrews and her magical creations were subject of a Chicago Magazine article posted to their website yesterday.

There is one magic act left in America’s Got Talent and Dom Chambers will be taking the stage tonight. Check your local NBC listings.

Finally, Broadway.com has some theatrical grosses to report, including the tally for the four preview performances of Derren Brown: Secret.