Behind The Scenes With Steve Barcellona

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2017

Okay, I might be at iTricks Tower Midwest V2.0 outside of Kansas City, but I am still a St. Louis boy at heart (and legally, until I sell a house…). So it makes me very happy to keep up the “behind the scenes” theme we started with our last post and present a St. Louis magician! Steve Barcellona recently posted this backstage peek as he gets ready for a show. In the interest of full disclosure, I am 99% sure I met Steve at the one Midwest Magic Jubilee I have ever attended maybe a dozen years ago… You can meet Steve virtually over at his official website.

What Is It Like To Be A BGT Winning Magician?

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2017

This behind the scenes video from Richard Jones, who won Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, will show you exactly what his life is like now! You can see more of Richard on his official website.

Travis Nye, The Great Nivelli And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 22nd, 2017

We mentioned today’s lead off video yesterday but couldn’t re-post it here. Luckily, Travis Nye put his appearance on KDLT TV on YouTube so we can go ahead and show you the anchor’s hilarious reaction to a classic effect. See more of Travis over on his website.

Lawyer George Khoury breaks down the elements of the lawsuit agains David Copperfield over on the Find Law blogs.

Broadway World has the real life story behind Nivelli’s War, which is making its US debut off Broadway in April. The play tells the the story of a magician in the World War II concentration camps and a fellow prisoner he inspires to pursue magic.

Finally, the Lake County News-Sun (part of the Chicago Tribune network) has the story of elementary school teacher turned full time magician Bill Blagg.

David Ben’s Magical Start

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2017

David Ben is this month’s Genii cover boy so we decided to look for some of his clips on the ol’ YouTube. What we found was this video from a couple of months ago with him telling his “how I got started” story.

See more of David on his website.

Joe Brogie Brings The Classy St Pat’s Magic

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2017

Joe Brogie wants you to guess what he puked up on St. Patrick’s Day. That is the kind of classy magic you do at 1:30 AM on a drinking holiday, I guess… Catch more of Joe on his official website.

Magic On Local TV, Dealt And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 21st, 2017

First up today is Devin Henderson on KCTV’s Better KC from the other day. As I am still recovering from my recent hospitalization, I actually watched this when it was on live… ’cause it is on before Price Is Right. You can see more of Devin (who doesn’t bill himself as a magician, by the way) on his website.

Kind of a light news day to be perfectly honest. There are a couple of local TV news show appearances that we can’t re-post that you may want to check out. Travis Nye was in the studios of KDLT Sioux Falls (the anchor’s reaction is fairly funny) and David Casas visited Rock Island, Illinois’s channel 4.

Variety has a review of Dealt, the Richard Turner documentary.

Finally, the Business Insider’s Chris Weller looks at product designers and quotes magician/’net ethicist Tristan Harris extensively.

Jason Bird’s High Tech New Assistant

Posted by Michael on March 20th, 2017

Drone Stab from Jason Bird on Vimeo.

This new video from Jason Bird shows an effect he created with Dallas Fueston which they titled (at least in the video) Drone Stab. You an see more of Jason on his official website.