Archive for the 'News' Category

Tyler Korso, Indian Magic Outreach And Women’s Wrestling [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 8th, 2019

Tyler Korso visiting Kansas City’s KSHB kicks off our Thursday… of course magic is on TV in Kansas City when I am out of town! If you are around the KC Metro, Tyler was promoting his August 17th show at The Culture House Stage and Studio in Overland Park.

The New Indian Express has a piece on a Thiruvananthapuram area program to help connect physically and mentally challenged kids with magic training and employment opportunities.

Finally, in a Las Vegas Review-Journal piece on the new season of Netflix’s GLOW, the women’s wrestling themed drama, it is revealed Murray SawChuck will be appearing in the series as it relocates to Las Vegas.

Siegfried And Roy, Mat Franco Burgers And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 7th, 2019

Siegfried and Roy went on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday to respond to allegations made by one of their former animal trainers about the events that led up to the near-fatal onstage accident that ended their performances.

If you are in Vegas and want to help Mat Franco help pets in need of homes, Vegas News has details on the Mat Franco Burger at Smoked Burgers & BBQ which benefits animal shelters.

The Whittier Daily News has a piece on local magician and student Kevin Li, who fooled Penn and Teller on national television earlier this week.

Finally, Broadway World has details on upcoming shows at the Chicago Magic Lounge, including Carisa Hendrix’s artist in residence stint and Dan Sperry’s Halloween shows.

Colon, Michigan: Magic Capital Of The World

Posted by Michael on August 6th, 2019

The annual Abbott’s Magic Get Together in Colon, Michigan is starting tomorrow! BJ Mallen explained the event to ABC 13 viewers and you can read more in the Holland Sentinel.

Xakary Is Teaching Magic In Seattle

Posted by Michael on August 6th, 2019

Seattle’s Xakary the Magician is hosting magic camps and classes for kids and the America’s Got Talent veteran stopped by Seattle’s NBC affiliate to talk about the programs.

Mat Franco: Fourth Anniversary In Vegas And Rescuing Animals

Posted by Michael on August 6th, 2019

Mat Franco is celebrating his four amazing years at The Linq and helping animals at The Animal Foundation. He dropped by CBS 8 in Las Vegas to talk about both. Want more Mat? Check out his appearance on Fox 5 here.

Willard, Conventions And Werner Reich [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 5th, 2019

We are starting off the week with David Charvet’s short documentary about Willard the Wizard. You can see more great magic videos from David on his YouTube page.

We are now into August, so summer is almost over. Many school teachers are returning to their classrooms already and the students won’t be far behind… if you are looking for one last convention to stretch out the summer don’t forget about the Great Southern Magic Collector’s & History Conference in Orlando this September 6th through the 8th. They’ll be lots to see and do (including a session with Willard the Wizard’s daughter) and you’ll be in Florida where it is a 99% guarantee it will still feel like summer! Get more information at the Magic-palooza site. recently ran a piece on Werner Reich, who learned his first magic trick from The Great Nivelli while the two men were prisoners in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. He now performs for fundraisers and hospital patients.

Sharks, Siegfried and Roy, Posters And Kayla Drescher [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 2nd, 2019

Kayla Drescher from the Champions of Magic visited the WMAR studios earlier this week to promote their appearance in Baltimore last Wednesday.

Lots of magicians on TV tonight. The CW has Masters Of Illusion and Discovery has Andrew Mayne Ghost Diver, which sees the author, magician and guy who owns this site, building and testing his stealth shark armor by jumping in the middle of a bunch of sharks off the coast of Australia. You can read more in this Sun Daily article from Malaysia. Ignore the times/days the article mentions and check your local listings!

Hans Klok has been getting some attention with his show at the Excalibur and the godfathers of Vegas magic, Siegfried and Roy, even stopped by… you can see pictures on Vegas News and read more over on the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Finally, Toronto will host Illusions: The Art Of Magic, an exhibition of more than fifty golden age magic posters from the Allan Slaight Collection of the McCord Museum. Learn more on the Bea Broda website.