Rapping, Fundraising And It’s Magic [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 17th, 2018

We have covered Texas rapper/magician Ritchy Flo a few times before. This recent WFAA feature story on his career is today’s lead off story.

I’ll be honest with y’all: not sure how much iTricks we’ll muster up the next day or too… The doctor insisted I get a flu shot, I insisted the flu shot doesn’t work. I hate being right!

The Lowell Sun has the details on the upcoming show Four Handed Illusions, which will raise scholarship money for Westford Academy students. The January 19 show will be performed by magicians Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer and you can get more information on the official website.

Finally, the Orange County Breeze covers the 62nd annual It’s Magic show scheduled for February 11. It will feature Xavier Mortimer, Michael Goudeau, Mike Caveney, Dan Birch, and Alexander Great. Tickets are available at the CerritosCenter for the Performing Arts website.

Inés La Maga On Hora Punta

Posted by Michael on January 16th, 2018

INÉS LA MAGA – eleven bills from Inés la Maga on Vimeo.

Inés La Maga posted this recent appearance on Spanish entertainment show Hora Punta over on her Vimeo page. It’s a classic trick and you can follow along with even the most limited understanding of Spanish. (Since I have an extremely limited understanding of Spanish and followed along just fine!)

With performers like Indonesia’s Sacred Riana and Inés making regular TV appearances overseas, when is American TV going to catch on to all of the very talented female magicians to be found right here in the good ol’ U S of A?

Daniel Lusk On Teen Mom OG

Posted by Michael on January 16th, 2018

Daniel Lusk | Magician | MTV Appearance | Teen Mom OG from Daniel Lusk on Vimeo.

Magician Daniel Lusk made an appearance recently on the MTV series Teen Mom OG when he entertained at a birthday party featured on the show.

Piff To TV? Pinotti, Free Magic Shows For 365 Days And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 16th, 2018

Today’s lead off video is from Wacky Zack of Wacky Zack’s Magic, a brick and mortar in Glendale, AZ. As he explains, he is starting a series to help new magicians learn to be better magicians; you can see more on the store’s YouTube page.

Piff is pitching a special to Netflix, HBO and others, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who has details about a recent taping session that included Penn Jillette and a mariachi band. The same column also mentions Adam London’s charity work to celebrate his anniversary.

The latest episode of the History Unplugged podcast features Brian Earl (from the Illusion Podcast) telling the story of Giussepe Pinetti, the man that made magic respectable entertainment. Download/stream over on the History on the Net site.

Lake Charles magician Bart Glatt is celebrating 50 years in magic by giving away a year’s worth of shows… starting yesterday, Glatt is performing a show a day for the next year. Read all about his endeavor on the American Press website and then go visit his site Magic 365.

Staten Island Live chats with magician turned all around event services provider Scott Weisberg, who will be receiving the Louis R. Miller Leadership Award for his charitable work.

Cosentino tells the Philippine Inquirer how magic turned his life around in a recent post; his new TV show is currently airing throughout Asia.

Finally, the official Chinese news service Xinhua reports from the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival, where Chinese performers won gold.

What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?

Posted by Michael on January 15th, 2018

No news, no other video clips today. Instead, a motivational speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr delivered to the students of the Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia in October 1967. What more fitting way is there to honor Dr. King on this holiday meant to memorialize him than to listen to, and perhaps learn from, the man himself?

Wayne Shifflett’s 50 Years In Magic [Redux]

Posted by Michael on January 12th, 2018

A second edit of the very cool video celebrating Wayne Shifflett (now owner of the Mingus Magic Shop) performing cups and balls, as taught by Leroy Mingus, for exactly 50 years!

A Half An Hour With John Gaughan [Long]

Posted by Michael on January 12th, 2018

From the show Visiting With Huell Howser… it is almost 30 minutes, but it is Video Friday and, more importantly, it is John Gaughan! This will cut into the amount we post today… but it is John Gaughan.