Archive for the 'News' Category

Courier-Journal Spotlights Cody Clark

Posted by Michael on December 20th, 2019

The Courier-Journal posted this video of Louisville magician Cody Clark to accompany their article featuring Clark’s magic and autism advocacy.

Vanish, Eric Chien, Derren Brown And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 20th, 2019

The Illusionists’ Eric Chien stopped by People TV to talk about The Illusionists Holiday show and show off some of the effects that helped him to win Asia’s Got Talent.

The December edition of Vanish Magazine is out and features AmberLynn! Download your free digital copy over on their official website.

Long Island Weekly is calling Derren Brown Broadway’s best kept secret in their new piece on him.

Finally, the Oshkosh Northwestern has a piece on Rajon Lynch, who as RJ the Magician has gone from Racine to Appleton to New York’s Houdini Museum.

Beating Houdini, Revisiting Vegas And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 18th, 2019

Aaron Radatz will be attempting to beat Houdini’s time to escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down in Canton, MI on December 28. Video above is from a previous attempt and you can get more information about the Canton show here.

The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports the Live! With Kelly And Ryan episodes which saw the duo visiting Vegas will be repeated on December 26, 27, 30 and 31. This will include the two episodes previously aired (one featuring Mat Franco) and two which were pre-empted by political coverage. Criss Angel was originally announced to be scheduled for one of the Live! Las Vegas shows; we are not sure if he will be on one of these episodes.

Finally, Fine Books and Collections recaps the December 14th auction at Potter and Potter.

Michael Carbonaro And The Top Paid Magicians

Posted by Michael on December 17th, 2019

Michael Carbonaro is the subject of a quick interview on the Chicago Tribune website ahead of his live area show. Michael is also in another article published yesterday: Forbes’ list of top paid magicians. Spoiler alert: Copperfield is on top.

By the way, The Carbonaro Effect airs Thursday nights on TruTV.

Update On Magic Island And More

Posted by Michael on December 16th, 2019

Scott Wells does one of the best magic podcasts around. Checking in on his YouTube page to catch up recently (because I am still recovering from the death of iTunes, but that is another story) I found this video from late October that updates what is happening with the return of Magic Island and looks over some of his historic magic posters that will be moving to the Island once it re-opens.

Be sure to check out his podcast, The Magic Word with Scott Wells through the official website or the podcast aggregator of your choice.

Brown, Dorenbos, Jillette And Copperfield [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 16th, 2019

Derren Brown on PBS News Hour Weekend kicks off our week!

Penn Jillette as a guest on BBC Radio 4′s Loose Ends last week. You can stream the episode free for a limited time on the BBC website. Speaking of Penn, he is flying solo again in Las Vegas shows as Teller recovers from back surgery. You can read more on the Las Vegas Review-Journal site.

WBUR recently ran a piece on Jon Dorenbos which you can hear (or read) on their website.

Finally, David Copperfield shared a bit of his wisdom with Parade Magazine this weekend; you can read the article on their website.

Magic Dove Awards

Posted by Michael on December 13th, 2019

Space Coast Daily reports on the annual Magic Dove Magician of the Year Awards in Cocoa Village, Florida. The competition is sponsored by the Magic Dove Magic Shop.

The winners are:

Todd Bogue (seen above), Adult Division
Justin Cowgill, Youth Division
Megan “Marvelous Megan” Waryk, Junior Division