Blaine Accused Of Rape And Other News [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 20th, 2017

Today’s opening clip is Lazarus Benson on Today in Wyoming; not sure exactly when it was from but Lazarus just posted it to YouTube.

Only one real news story today and it is a disturbing one. According to several media outlets, including People and The New York Daily News, a woman has accused David Blaine of rape in London in 2004. The story was broken by The Daily Beast. Blaine. speaking through his attorney, has denied the allegations according to follow up stories, such as these in The Daily Telegraph and The Sun.

In much, much lighter news, Britain’s Got Talent has announced you can now audition digitally through What’s App. Detail in The Sun.

Finally, The Calgary Herald has the story of nine year old magician London the Magnificent and the boost she is getting from Penn Jillette.

The Devil’s Castle (1896)

Posted by Michael on October 19th, 2017

Credited in the Reel Rundown article The First 13 Horror Films in Recorded History as the first true horror movie, magician Georges Méliès directed The Devil’s Castle in 1896. Many of his early special effects were inspired by (merely filmed versions of) his stage effects.

Seems like a great clip to run with less than two weeks until Halloween!

Wolfgang Reibe’s Magic Newspaper

Posted by Michael on October 19th, 2017

#96 in Wolfgang Reibe’s Magic Trick of the Week series. It is just one of the many clips Wolfgang has on his YouTube page. If he keeps up his schedule, there will be 100 of this series alone next month!

Nasty Magic, Patriot Magic, Open Heart Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 19th, 2017

Doc Swan from Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey does a few “nasty magic tricks” for the crew of Bill Spadea’s FM 101.5 morning show.

The Sun Chronicle just ran an article
on Patriots’ magician John Duke Logan.


LA Weekly
lets everyone know
that there is a new pop-up magic bar in town, appropriately named Magic Bar. You’ll have to read the article to try to figure out where it is… we couldn’t find a website!

TwinCities.com takes a peak at the immersive magic theater of Apartment 101: Exposed.

As long as we are talking about show reviews, the HuffPost went to Derek DelGaudio’s In And Of Itself.

Reel Rundown has a list of the first 13 horror movies produced and their many magical connections.

Finally, and this is awesome, the Chicago Tribune ran an article on Open Heart Magic, a charity that performs magic for hospitalized kids, which is about to host a black-tie fundraiser. They also mentioned that you can get involved with the group and get trained to perform.

Marco Tempest And EDI

Posted by Michael on October 18th, 2017

We are still in a robot frame of mind… so we dug out this footage of Marco Tempest with EDI. We are sure we have run it (or something very similar) in the past, but today is a historic day in the evolution of robots. We’re celebrating.

Hakan Berg: A Little U2 Inspired Magic

Posted by Michael on October 18th, 2017

HAKAN BERG Comedian and Magician from Håkan Berg on Vimeo.

Hakan Berg posted this musical performance from the Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Mond on his Vimeo page recently. Give it a minute… it isn’t what you think.

Coffee With Louie Foxx

Posted by Michael on October 18th, 2017

What do you do when you are in the hotel room between shows? If you are