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And Now: Clowns [It Ain't Magic, But...]

Posted by Michael on October 11th, 2019

One of BuzzFeed’s latest, and arguably creepiest, videos is this game of “Never Have I Ever…” with clowns.

Clowns. It seems you either love them or hate them. On the one hand, one of my best friends and one of the few people in the world I talk to almost every day, is a Ringling Brothers trained circus clown. On the other hand, something clowns makes me want to punch them…. it might be the shoes.

The Last Act of Harry Houdini

Posted by Michael on October 3rd, 2019

The Company O Theatre is presenting Barry Killerby’s The Last Act Of Harry Houdini at London’s Cockpit from October 29 until November 2 with a special late night performance on October 31, the anniversary of Houdini’s death. Tickets are available here.

Excellent Elizabeth, Summer Magic Auction And Manifest [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 13th, 2019

WFIN has perhaps the shortest radio interview we have ever heard with “Excellent Elizabeth” Nauert (above), a seventh grader recognized last year by the Society of American Magicians as a Star of Tomorrow in Stage Magic, on what convinced her to take up magic.

Potter and Potter’s Summer Magic Auction is Saturday and they have added a few new lots, including a Lefty Puppet signed by Jay Marshall! It is an online auction (with absentee bids already being taken) and you can see the whole catalog and learn more about bidding on their website.

If you are already planning for 2020, Magifest registration is open. This year it will be held January 16th through 18th in, as always, Columbus, Ohio. Learn everything you need to know about this popular magic convention over at the Vanishing Inc site.

The Other AGT’s Bachelor, Jen Kramer, Ed Alonzo and More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 9th, 2019

Pedestrian.tv is reporting former Bachelor/Bachelorette participant Apollo Jackson is going to be appearing on the other AGT, Australia’s Got Talent, this year… and the clip of his audition (which has been released before the series has even premiered) starts our day.

Jen Kramer is the subject of Las Vegas Weekly’s latest All Things Vegas podcast… check it out here.

The Today Show has a feature article (it is an actual print article on their website) on the unlikely success of Sacred By The Bell, which includes a chat with Ed Alonzo.

Finally, Antimusic has the lineup of shows at the IBM Convention in Phoenix this week.

Voodoo At The Castle From The Shocker And Bizzaro

Posted by Michael on October 30th, 2018

What better way to spend Halloween than with magic’s strangest dynamic duo: The Shocker and Bizzaro? We can’t think of one… this is taken from one of their performances at the Magic Castle.

KGUN Stars Of Magic Week: Michael Crownhart

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2018

Tucson’s KGUN had Michael Crownhart in to help promote the 31st Stars of Magic show this Saturday in Tucson.

KABC Coverage Of The Copperfield Trial

Posted by Michael on April 16th, 2018

Las Vegas channel KABC’s coverage of the ongoing Copperfield trial and the decision by the David Copperfield legal team to explain how his vanishing audience illusion works.