Now Rahat Has Turkey Day Magic For You

Posted by Michael on November 22nd, 2016

It all started off with Rich Ferguson teaching Thanksgiving pranks. Then Stuart Edge had the Thanksgiving tricks tutorial. Now Rahat is in on the action.

What is with all the learning magic for Thanksgiving? Well, Stuart did have an explanation for his video but ’round iTricks Tower Midwest we can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with today’s magicians having a strong association between magic and the holiday because of the World’s Greatest Magic specials.

You can always catch more of Rahat on his YouTube page.

Stuart Edge Has Some Thanksgiving Magic For You

Posted by Michael on November 22nd, 2016

Stuart Edge hasn’t posted anything in a few weeks, but he is back with a few tricks everyone can learn for Thanksgiving… but he also has a reason for teaching magic for this holiday.

You can always catch more Stuart on his YouTube page.

Houdini on Timeless, Kevin Spencer, Kevin James And Surfing [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 22nd, 2016

Thanksgiving is coming and cold weather is setting in across much of the United States. So let’s start the day with some surfing themed magic from Chris Kendall, magician and surfer. You can read more about the video on Surfer Today’s website.

Houdini is returning to TV on NBC’s time travel series Timeless. According to TV Line (via Yahoo News) Mr. Robot’s Michael Drayer has been cast as the Handcuff King.

By the way, if you watch the time traveling superhero show Legends of Tomorrow you may have recognized ex-Houdini Johnathon Schaech as DC’s supernatural battling, time traveling cowboy Jonah Hex.

Kevin Spencer Hocus Focus program, which uses magic to help kids concentrate on learning, is coming to Kentucky; read more on The Amplifier.

Kevin James spoke to Madison, Wisconsin’s Cap Times about his views and goals in magic.

Mike Hammer At Mondays Dark

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2016

Mondays Dark, a 90 minute charity show with a rotating cast held at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, just posted this video of Mike Hammer from his recent turn in the show. You can learn more about the Mondays Dark shows on their website and learn more about Mike Hammer on his site.

Troy On BBC Radio 1 Xtra

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2016

Troy von Schneiber dropped by BBC Radio 1 Xtra recently to do a little magic for radio personality Charlie Sloth.

TV Listings, The NFL And Who Is David Blaine? [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2016

The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Honors air this Wednesday on The CW (check those local listings). It isn’t exactly like the old days when NBC ran The World’s Greatest Magic specials on the night before Thanksgiving but Penn and Teller are scheduled to appear. The CW has been known to slip Masters Of Illusion performers in their specials in the past, so that may happen here, and Criss Angel (according to Access Hollywood) was also announced earlier this year as a 2017 Hollywood Walk Of Fame Honorees.

Speaking of The CW, they are also bringing back Penn & Teller: Fool Us this Friday night. It doesn’t appear to be on next Friday, but we seem to remember The CW re-airing Masters of Illusion and Fool Us last winter during the holiday schedule shake ups, so keep an eye on the listings.

Neil Patrick Harris is scheduled to make an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday as part of their World AIDS Days Shopathon.

The Mercury News announced that Jon Dorenbos is not giving up football for magic… at least not for three years since he just signed a new contract.

Need a recap of who David Blaine is and why he is famous? The Sun has you covered with Who’s David Blaine? an article which is subtitled Here’s What We Know.

Trick: A Look At Mr. Magic

Posted by Michael on November 18th, 2016

"Trick" short documentary from Alexander Monelli on Vimeo.

Let’s close out Video Friday (and the week) with this new short documentary from Alexander Monelli. Trick takes a look at Mr. Magic, an 80 year old magician in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Now go out and have a great, safe weekend!