Snyder & Angel, AJ Update, MAGIC Mag And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 24th, 2016

First up today is Dee Snyder’s new version of We’re Not Gonna Take It. The video is directed by Criss Angel and is helping to raise awareness of Angel’s HELP (Heal Every Life Possible) childhood cancer charity show.

We are a little earlier than usual since we brought you last night’s AGT performances first since voting was open until 7:00 AM Eastern. We hope you voted for magic acts Bart Kadan Rocket (and Brooklyn) and Blake Vogt… we are also pulling for the jugglers Passing Zone, too, since juggling is like magic’s little brother.

There is a little more information about the end of MAGIC Magazine and the beginning of its limited run successor MAGIC Legacy in the form of a letter which you can read here.

If you haven’t been by a video store this week (Question: are there still video stores?) then you may have missed that Now You See Me 2 hit Blu Ray yesterday.

Finally, two big things I will completely admit that I missed from Robin Leach’s recent columns. First, he was at Magic Live! last week and penned this round-up column. It has coverage of the event, MAGIC Magazine and, most importantly, some great news about the Amazing Johnathan. He is three years out from his doctors telling him he had two years to live and is actually doing well enough to have booked a couple of dates in Connecticut and Boston this January. Second, Robin Leach was on vacation recently and one of his guest columnists was April Anneberg, who wrote about the evolution of Vegas showgirls.

Blake Vogt Goes Big On AGT

Posted by Michael on August 24th, 2016

This is Blake Vogt’s performance from last night’s America’s Got Talent and, honestly, without the intro piece on Blake loses something important. Blake talked about his many, many serious allergies (over 100!) which kept him inside while the rest of the family worked on their farm. Keep that in mind while you watch.

Don’t forget that you have until 7:00 AM Eastern time to visit NBC’s website to vote up to 10 times for your favorite acts, like Blake and kid magicians Kadan Bart Rockett and Brooklyn.

Hello Brooklyn! Bart Kadan Rockett on AGT

Posted by Michael on August 24th, 2016

Kadan Bart Rockett (and Brooklyn) was one of two magic acts on America’s Got Talent last night. We are posting this very, very early in the morning so that you can go to NBC.com and get your votes in (up to ten) for the magic acts (the Rocketts and Blake Vogt) before the 7:00 AM Eastern voting deadline.

It was recently announced that Kadan, who is also an actor with several credits, has signed aboard Limelight Cinema’s Fly Like A Bumblebee to play the young Bob Klamm.

Zach Waldman And The Pretty Little Liars

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2016
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Okay, this breaks one of the prime rules around here: no horizontal phone video. We are giving this special dispensation, though, to Zach Waldman because he created this montage from the Snapchat feeds of his audience, the creator and stars of the hit “teen drama, mystery-thriller*” Pretty Little Liars, including Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell. You perform for big stars, we try to share it… that is a prime rule around here too!

*That’s how Wikipedia describes it.

Seth Grabel: Going Back To My Roots

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2016
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Seth Grabel stops by the studios of KTNV 13 to talk about his new South Point Casino show (scheduled for Sunday, August 28) and his return to close up style magic. Of course, there is a demonstration of the intimate style effects featured in his new show, too. You can keep track of Seth (and join his magic cult) over on his official website.

MagiFest (Idaho), Jamie Raven, Band of Magicians & More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2016

Today’s lead off video is from Idaho Falls’ KMVT and covers their local Manifest shows over the weekend.

The Band of Magicians is moving into the Tropicana, filling the slot once held by Jan Rouven. John Katsilometes has the details in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jamie Raven is on tour and will include shows at the Magic Circle, according to Broadway World.

The Stage caught up with Neil Henry to chat about his brand of magic how his acting career has affected his magic.

Finally, The Islanders’ Sounder tips readers that local 15 year old magician Matthew Laslo is appearing on next week’s edition of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Rahat Reminds Us Halloween Is Coming

Posted by Michael on August 22nd, 2016

Halloween is coming so YouTuber pranksters turn their attention to zombies… at least Rahat does. It isn’t really magic but we are looking forward to some great Halloween themed magic videos over the next couple of months.