Archive for the 'News' Category

David Chandler, Magic Live! And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 17th, 2017

From Murphy’s Magic comes this look at Magic Live… we aren’t there but if you are and want to let us know what’s going on, comment below!

Speaking of Magic Live! the website Pando took a trip to visit the convention… read their first report here.

The Las Vegas Tribune has a piece on David Chandler, who turned full time professional magician after serving 22 years in the US Army, and his stint in Murray SawChuck’s show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Finally, ESPN is reporting that a birthday party magician convinced Washington nose tackle Phil Taylor not to retire.

NFL Magician, Eugene Burger, Card Obsession And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2017

Today’s lead video is from WATD News and features the New England Patriot’s official magician John Duke Logan. You can hear their profile of Logan on their website.

We’ll get to America’s Got Talent a little later… or wait, no we won’t. There were no magic acts on the first of the live shows last night despite the fact that there are three magic acts still in the competition. Hopefully, Colin Cloud, Demian Aditya and Eric Jones will not have to face each other in this round.

Boing Boing ran a nice piece on Eugene Burger yesterday; read it here.

Unilad wants to know how to read minds while playing poker so they turned to magician Steven Bridges for help.

Finally, AV Club’s Kevin Pang explains why he is obsessed with card tricks. Around here we know he isn’t the only one!

AI And Magic, Professor Peller And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 14th, 2017

Wonder whatever happened to Smash Mouth? Seriously, I was asking my wife just the other day just that question. Turns out they are at Ribfest 2017 watching JuJu the Meak perform a little magic. We think this is from the Ribfest in Council Bluffs, Iowa last weekend.

The IEEE Spectrum (that’s from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a short but interesting article on AI and magic. There are even links to free ebooks on the subject.

This Day Live takes a look back at the death of Professor Peller 20 years ago.

Finally, over on the Chicago Tribune site you can read a feature on Dennis Watkins and his new magic show.

Champions Of Magic And Much more [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 10th, 2017

Today’s lead off video features magician Chris Nicholson on Brighton’s Radio Reverb.

The Champions of Magic show is coming to the United States. Get the line up and announced tour dates on the Broadway World website.

Ran across a piece on the new novel The Bedlam Stacks (by Natasha Pulley) on the Chicago Review of Books site. It isn’t about magic, but the cover was apparently designed by magician David Mann.

Finally, the Hollywood Reporter has a little piece on a very hot magic show at the Castle… starring a magician that you may not know.

Murray SawChuck, Dogs, Jessica Jane Peterson And Books [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 9th, 2017

It is Murray SawChuck kicking off this fine Wednesday with a little assistance from his three dogs (mainly rescued pups) in this piece from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Be sure to read the article it goes with for poor Murray’s experiences in school talent shows. Some people just have no luck!

Visit My Smokies has a piece on Jessica Jane Peterson’s recent Fool Us appearance.

John Gaspard (who is not a magician) has released a new novel, the first in a series of mysteries featuring a magician sleuth called Eli Marks. Read all about the first book, The Ambitious Card, on the Awesome Gang website.

Speaking of magicians and books, I recently found myself the feature of recent article in the Lee’s Summit Tribune that highlights my new science fiction novel The Heist. My previous career as a ne’er-do-well magician is mentioned as well!

Cosentino, Fringe Festival, Ammar Faqih And Joe Nickell [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 8th, 2017

That’s Cosentino performing a little magic for reporter Benson And; read more on the Straits Times website.

BBC Newsbeat is at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they took the time to talk to the youngest magician performing at the off-beat festival about just how daunting that is… That magician is, by the way, 19 year old Callum McClure.

The Palestine News and Information Agency spotlights young magician Ammar Faqih, who is perhaps Palestine’s only teen magic act with a viral video hit.

Finally, The Daily Mail has a feature on magician turned monster-hunter Joe Nickell.

Spill on Storage Wars, Vanish, Tyler Sherwin And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 7th, 2017

Good morning and happy Monday! Let’s start off the day with Tyler Sherwin dropping by the studios of WANE News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) for a little magic. Tyler does not appear to have a website, but you can find him on Facebook.

There is a new Vanish Magazine out, this month with Luis de Matos on the cover. You can download it for free here.

Did you catch Steve Spill on Storage Wars? Honestly, I am not sure if it was him or just Magicopolis on the recent episode 666: The Sign Of Profit (which you can see on the A&E website free if you have the right cable provider).

Port City Daily has a look at Reza’s new residency at Blue Eyed Muse; the article includes video.

News OK has photos from Mario the Magician’s recent stop in town to perform his STEM inspired magic.

Finally, the Austin Daily Herald has a very nice feature on magician Adam Perry.