An Illusionist’s Last Day, Circa 1994

Posted by Michael on June 30th, 2020

Ken Strong posted this video recently showing what it was like behind the scenes on his last day at the Old Indiana Fun Park as the resident illusionist after three summer seasons performing under the stage name Simon Star. It is from 1994 and undoubtedly was originally a VHS recording. It is about 15 minutes and provides a unique look at life as a theme park magician.

Fool Us, Eric Anderson Essay And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 30th, 2020

With Fool Us back on the air, The CW is pulling no punches promoting the new season. They sent Penn himself out to do the local TV rounds to promote last night’s show. The video above is from Arkansas CW KLRT.

The Christian Science Monitor posted an essay on racism yesterday, which is not in our normal realm of topics, but this particular piece was written by illusionist Eric Anderson. You can find it on the paper’s website.

New America’s Got Talent on NBC tonight; not sure if there will be any magic.

Finally, The Gazette, out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ran an article yesterday in their kids’ section on magic that was a little different. It was not just a lesson or an explanation but directions to build a prop! You can check out their disappearing box directions here.

Winston Talks About His AGT Audition

Posted by Michael on June 29th, 2020

The latest episode of America’s Got Talent will hit NBC tomorrow night, but today you can here Winston talk about his magician audition on last week’s show.

Checking Out The Streets Of New York (With Magic)

Posted by Michael on June 29th, 2020

Sha’King hit the streets of New York to perform a little magic in this new video from JS Magic’s YouTube page.

Chuck E. Cheese Magic

Posted by Michael on June 29th, 2020

You might have heard the pandemic shutdowns have let Chuck E. Cheese in trouble, forcing closures and putting the entire chain at risk. We have definitely come across news reports of this nature, so we were more than a little surprised to learn Chuck E. Cheese has an active YouTube page which featured this magic lesson just last Friday.

Now who else wants pizza for breakfast?

Xavier Mortimer Leads Us Into The Weekend

Posted by Michael on June 26th, 2020

We kicked off the day with Xavier Mortimer and we will slide into the weekend with a crazy stunt he posted just yesterday… Kids, don’t try this at home.

Stay safe. Treat each other right. Have a fun weekend! We will see you Monday for a new (holiday shortened) week of magic and fireworks!

Trigg Watson Shops Virtually Now

Posted by Michael on June 26th, 2020

Trigg Watson posted this clip from a recent Masters Of Illusion appearance.