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Blake Vogt Visits Ellen, Piff Extends And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 7th, 2021

Blake Vogt visited Ellen yesterday to share a little magic for her last holiday season on her talk show.

Congratulations to Piff the Magic Dragon who has signed on to three more years at the Flamingo. Read more in the Las Vegas Sun.

Also in the Sun, a look at the opposition to Jay Owenhouse’s magic show from animal rights activists.

Variety takes a look at the new partnership between Jason Latimer’s Impossible Science YouTube channel and LA educators to provide STEM programming blocks.

Update On Owenhouse Magic Show In Las Vegas

Posted by Michael on December 2nd, 2021

An update on the battle over Jay Owenhouse’s efforts to bring his tigers and magic to Las Vegas from Las Vegas CBS 8. the final vote on his proposal is scheduled for December 22.

Owenhouse Tries To Bring Tigers To Vegas Again

Posted by Michael on December 1st, 2021

Jay Owenhouse’s plan to erect a temporary tent and bring his tigers and magic to Las Vegas last year were dashed by Covid… but he is back and trying again. Not everyone is happy, though, and you can see KTNV’s coverage of those opposing the plan here.

Elliott Hunter Heading To The Magic Olympics

Posted by Michael on December 1st, 2021

Before going off to represent the United States in the Magic Olympics (or what y’all iTricksters call FISM), Elliott Hunter talked to KSBY about his shows at the Cambria Christmas Market and his love of magic.

Lance Burton, Copperfield’s Museum, More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 29th, 2021

Lance Burton returned to the Vegas stage over the weekend for a charity event but first he stopped by to talk to Fox 5 Vegas about the show.

The Hollywood Reporter just ran a short interview with David Copperfield about collecting magic and magic history related to his new book on magic history.

Speaking of magic history, MSN just shared a Mental Floss story on sawing women in half.

You Can Still Catch Adam Trent’s Special

Posted by Michael on November 29th, 2021

Adam Trent’s Magic Maker aired last Thursday night… Thanksgiving night. An automated post on iTricks might have led you to believe it was on Wednesday and I am sorry. That was completely my fault. Hopefully, you all figured it out but if you did miss the show don’t despair! You can catch it on Hulu if you are a subscriber or over on ABC.com for free. You can also read an interview with Adam from before the special aired over on Deadline.

Gopinath Muthukad Retires From Professional Performances

Posted by Michael on November 19th, 2021

Famed Indian magician Gopinath Muthukad has announced his plans to retire from paid magic performances because he finds it more meaningful to devote his life to helping differently-abled children. You can read more in this interview with The Indian Express .