David Peace’s Great Escape

Posted by Michael on April 26th, 2017

Got a minute? That is all you need to watch David Peace escape from a straightjacket… and you will actually have time to spare. You can learn more about this Cork, Ireland based performer on his website.

Murray’s Back, Houdini To Florida And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 26th, 2017

Today’s opening clip is Chris Randall performing his tribute to Daryl at the Magic Circle in London, posted by Chris on his YouTube page.

Murray is back from his first USO Tour and Vegas News has the pictures.

Death and Harry Houdini is returning to Florida for a five week run; get all the details on SouthFlorida.com.

Finally, Historic Mysteries has a two piece article on the history of paranormal investigations, including some interesting pictures of “ghost hunting” equipment. Read Part One here and Part Two here.

Free Stuff! New Conjuring Arts’ Book Club Download!

Posted by Michael on April 25th, 2017

Somehow I missed an email announcing it, but there is a new free PDF download of a classic magic text over at the Conjuring Arts Store. This month they are offering T. Nelson Downs’ Modern Coin Manipulation, a book from one of the greatest con magicians ever, as part of their Free Magic Book Club. Claim your free copy by heading to the Conjuring Arts’ site today.

Street Magician Profile From Kerala

Posted by Michael on April 25th, 2017

This news feature on a veteran street magician comes from Manorama News, which originates from the southern Indian state of Kerala. We do not understand a word of it; we are not even sure what the performer is called! Still, always great to see magic from around the world and it is even better to see magic promoted around the world.

Young Magicians, Birds And Movie Magic [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 25th, 2017

It would appear that Issy Simpson is making fans all over the UK after her Britain’s Got Talent appearance. She recently appeared on the ITV talkshow Lorraine with her grandfather to talk about her experiences so far.

Collins Key, as iTricksters all know, was recently given this year’s Junior Achievement Award at the Academy of Magical Arts Awards. The rest of the world is starting to hear about it, too, thanks to coverage on the popular celeb news site Just Jared Jr.

You may remember the young girl that swallowed a quarter trying to emulate YouTube magic… Inside Edition follows her as she gets the chance to meet her idol Criss Angel, who brought her family out to Vegas for a show.

That enough young magician news for you? How about a heart warming animal story? A bird owning police officer in Fairfax County reunited magician Edgar Vidaurre with his performing partner Sol, a cockatoo who had been left behind at a soccer game. Read more on the NBC 4 Washington and WUSA 9 websites.

Finally, more reviews are in for Sleight, which is opening this week in some markets. Village Voice had some criticisms while The Daily Beast declares it the first great superhero movie (COUGH, COUGH!! Ummm, Blade!) Meanwhile, Dread Central has an interview with the film’s villain DulĂ© Hill.

New Trailer Introduces Bob Klamm

Posted by Michael on April 24th, 2017

The new trailer for Fly Like A Bumblebee, the feature film being developed from legally blind magician Bob Klamm’s autobiography of the same name, has been released. This featurette is basically a short documentary introducing Bob to all of those who never had the pleasure of meeting him or seeming him perform. Kaden Bart Rockett and Todd Robbins have been signed to star in the film.

Follow the progress of Fly Like A Bumblebee on their official site.

Daniel Fernandez Messes With Matt And Hoda

Posted by Michael on April 24th, 2017

Daniel Fernandez, arguably Hollywood’s favorite magician, stopped by NBC’s Today Show last week to perform a little mentalism with Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb. You can always see more of Daniel on his YouTube page.