(An Even Younger) Kyle Eschen Performs

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2016

Kyle Eschen was also on this week’s episode of Fool Us, which just reminded us how much we love watching Kyle perform. We poked around the interwebs and found this clip from the 2009 or 2010 World Magic Awards featuring Kyle at about the age of 15. You really should visit Kyle’s website, by the way, if only to see his home page.

Justine Chats With Collins Key

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2016

No one at iTricks Tower Midwest is familiar with Justine Magazine, to be honest. We are more into Genii, MAGIC, Vanish and comic books… go figure. Anyway, they recently posted this video featuring a chat with Collins Key. We know who he is!

Ryan Joyce Behind The Scenes At Fool Us

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2016

Between the moving and the lack of DVR at any iTricks Tower Midwest location, permanent or temporary, we missed this week’s episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. When we streamed it later, we were blown away to see friend of iTricks Ryan Joyce doing a stage illusion! Ryan told us that he had been under a gag order and couldn’t tip off that he was on this week! However, now that the cat is out of the bag, though, he is allowed to not only talk about the experience but can even post his behind the scene look at the appearance. Be sure to check out his YouTube page for more behind the scenes video from the show and Ryan’s nutty life.

If you missed the episode, like I did, you can stream it for free from The CW, like I did.

Thommy Ten And Amelie Going to AGT Live Shows

Posted by Michael on July 21st, 2016

Billed as The Clairvoyants, Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass amazed (and probably scared) the judges on last night’s America’s Got Talent to join several other magic acts in the live rounds.

Next week it is all up to the American viewers which acts advance… so be sure to be ready to support all of the magic acts!

Sos And Victoria Magically Go To AGT Live Shows

Posted by Michael on July 21st, 2016

After Simon Cowell criticized the dancing of Sos and Victoria in their last performance, they turned to a few illusions to spice up their quick change act in the latest round of America’s Got Talent. The judges seemed a bit surprised that a quick change act may use magic (seriously, what do they think this falls under?), but they still sent them through to the live shows, which start next week.

New SAM Pres, New Magic Bar And Some New Faces [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 21st, 2016

Our lead off video is Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce spotlight on Small Business of the Month February, 2014 Jeff Quinn. Why a two and a half year old video on the Business of the Month? Well, this Greater Omaha small business just become the new president of the Society of American Magicians. Read more in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Watch out Magic Castle! Disney is opening a new magic themed lounge called AbracadaBar at their Florida BoardWalk resort. Pictures and details on the WESH Orlando website.

WTHR looks at local boy Blake Vogt, who is continuing on to the live round of America’s Got Talent. More on last night’s AGT (and the magic acts that went through) later today.

Finally, a few quick stories. MassLive looks at some of the non-standard protests outside the RNC, including Cleveland magician Gilligan Garza. The Invermere Valley Echo looks at magician Jeremy Coyote’s big dreams and ABC Newspapers features Ken Shank, magician and Santa on his way to a big Santa convention.

SawChuck On Masters Of Illusion

Posted by Michael on July 20th, 2016

Murray SawChuck recently posted this bit of stage work from the current season of Masters of Illusion, which airs Friday nights on The CW network. You can also stream episodes of MoI (and Fool Us) on The CW website and catch more of Murray over on his.