Archive for the 'News' Category

War Magician Finally Heading To Silver Screen?

Posted by Michael on March 18th, 2021

There have been multiple attempts to bring the story of Jasper Maskelyne’s World War II exploits to the big screen, but several outlets (including Collider) are reporting Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange) will star as Maskelyne in an adaptation of David Fisher’s controversial book directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Vegas Re-Opening…

Posted by Michael on March 17th, 2021

Fox 5 Las Vegas coverage on the loosening of pandemic restrictions and the return of tourism to the city many consider the center of the magic world.

Live Magic Returns To Erie, PA

Posted by Michael on March 17th, 2021

Go Erie is reporting Kellar’s Magic and Comedy Club is kicking off its 2021 season of live, in-person magic performances. You can read more about their season on the “>Go Erie site and take a sneak peek inside the club in the coverage originally airing a few months ago on Fox 66.

It is awesome to see live performances returning across the country!

DelGuadio, Twombly And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 15th, 2021

Derek DelGaudio got plenty of attention over the weekend appearing on NPR’s and getting profiled in The New Yorker.

Website The News Minute has a piece on a Kerala magician Muthukad Gopinath’s Different Arts Center, which specializes in working with disabled kids.

Speaking of magic and therapy, Yahoo News ran a piece on therapist and magician Tyler Twombly, who made an appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us last Friday.

Quick Magic Bulletin

Posted by Michael on March 9th, 2021

i am getting my oral surgery today so I should be really out of it the rest of the week. Sorry I haven’t posted more lately… typing makes me more than a little dizzy for some crazy reason.

Two quick updates, though. First, the Ed Sullivan YouTube page posted this clip of Channing Pollack performing on the show in December of 1959.

Also, the Hollywood Reporter had a piece on Mark Wilson’s passing. Nice to see him getting some of the attention he deserves as a true television pioneer.

Finally, if one goes to and searches for magic they will find what seems the contents of a magic shop. I don’t have the attention span to really search through the contents but there are lots of prints, posters and various effects broken up into lots. Thanks to long time magic shop owner and antique dealer Phil Klein for the heads up on that.

A Quick Weekly New Round Up [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 5th, 2021

A recent visit to Tampa NBC 8 from Michael Carbonaro starts our Friday.

So here is the deal: I am medicated, having more normal poor reaction to antibiotics (I am not allowed to drive and with good reason) and will be having oral surgery next Tuesday. We’ll be a bit spotty through next week. Sorry. But I did not to clear a few things out of my stack of news!

Scott Silven was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival to bring his illusion show to their event; you can read more about it in this South China Morning Post piece.

Potter and Potter posted the final prices for the lots in their recent Select Secrets auction; you can access the list here.

Finally, the good folks at Conjuring Arts will be holding a Zoom memorial for David Roth March 13th at 2:30 PM EST. You can join the memorial via this link.

Bill Bragg Returns To Live Shows

Posted by Michael on February 24th, 2021

The Sioux City Journal is reporting Bill Blagg is bringing his live show to town in April, which is great because that means touring shows are starting back up.