Today’s opening clip is of David DaVinci. You may know him from his Magic Master Summit or as the Thrillusionist. While performing on cruise ships, his wife and main assistant Jamie fell from one of their illusions and shattered her wrist. It sounds like his act’s liability insurance and the cruise ship are letting them down and now Jamie is in Spain needing wrist surgery that will have to be paid up front. For the next few days David is selling lifetime access to the Magic Master Summit for $97 (a $200 discount) to try to raise the money for the surgery. You can also make a PayPal donation or just buy one of the DaVinci DVDs. For the best updates on Jamie’s condition, head to FaceBook.
The Hollywood Reporter has details from a fundraiser at the Improv that ended up seeing Andy Dick interviewing Andrew Goldenhersh about Daryl Easton’s recent death and some of Goldenhersh’s statements have contradicted popularly reported news of the unfortunate death.
We mentioned today’s lead off video yesterday but couldn’t re-post it here. Luckily, Travis Nye put his appearance on KDLT TV on YouTube so we can go ahead and show you the anchor’s hilarious reaction to a classic effect. See more of Travis over on his website.
Lawyer George Khoury breaks down the elements of the lawsuit agains David Copperfield over on the Find Law blogs.
Broadway World has the real life story behind Nivelli’s War, which is making its US debut off Broadway in April. The play tells the the story of a magician in the World War II concentration camps and a fellow prisoner he inspires to pursue magic.
First up today is Devin Henderson on KCTV’s Better KC from the other day. As I am still recovering from my recent hospitalization, I actually watched this when it was on live… ’cause it is on before Price Is Right. You can see more of Devin (who doesn’t bill himself as a magician, by the way) on his website.
Stuff (at least the New Zealand version) had Cosentino on their Facebook for a live chat earlier today (way earlier if you are in North America like us) but you can see the 15 minute promo for the discussion here. Deadline (via Yahoo) reports Sam Huntington (Being Human) has joined the cast of the new Jon Cryer sitcom Losing It as Cryer’s younger brother, a successful birthday party magician.
Just a couple of quick news pieces this morning as we warm up for a big weekend! We are almost to St. Patricks day and around iTricks Tower Midwest Spring Break is about to start and it hasn’t snowed it at least two days! That means summer, and America’s Got Talent, is coming… and our lead video is Cody Prophet in a clip he posted on YouTube marked as part of an AGT audition package.
First up, from the Manchester Evening News via Yahoo, comes news that a 16 year old busking magician had his custom made and self designed top hat stolen right off his head as he waited to perform. Check out pictures of the hat here.
Turns out that Little Big Shots is one of the shows that is being made in several different countries. In the UK, Dawn French hosts and recently ran across 13 year old magician Dan in this video we found on TellyMix.
It has been a year since Paul Daniels passed away; his widow Debbie McGee spoke to British media outlets, admitting that she does not feel guilty for living her life since Paul’s death. Read more coverage from the Daily Mail and The Sun.
When magicians think Houdini, they often think Halloween. That is the anniversary of his death, but he was born on March 24 in Budapest. As his 143rd birthday approaches, WFUV radio posted a 30 minute audio program that includes a visit to New York’s Houdini Museum and Fantasma Magic and the Post Crescent has an article on Houdini’s impact to this day on his adopted American hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.
Chris Ramsay is usually doing magic, but in today’s video he is touring the YouTube HQ. It’s a pretty cool place, actually…
Gearbox Software has again mentioned that they are doing a Penn and Teller VR game. Dual Shockers is reporting at the PAX East 2017 show Randy Pitchford referred to the game as Penn and Teller’s Cruel Virtual Tricks For Real Friends, a nod to their book Penn and Teller’s Cruel Tricks For Dear Friends. If you head to the Dual Shockers site you can see the only art released from the project: character mock ups of the boys.
The About My Area site for Portsmouth (in the UK) has details on an upside down straitjacket escape that Dan Churchley will be attempting in April while suspended from the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, 100 meters above sea level.
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