Excellent Elizabeth, Summer Magic Auction And Manifest [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 13th, 2019

WFIN has perhaps the shortest radio interview we have ever heard with “Excellent Elizabeth” Nauert (above), a seventh grader recognized last year by the Society of American Magicians as a Star of Tomorrow in Stage Magic, on what convinced her to take up magic.

Potter and Potter’s Summer Magic Auction is Saturday and they have added a few new lots, including a Lefty Puppet signed by Jay Marshall! It is an online auction (with absentee bids already being taken) and you can see the whole catalog and learn more about bidding on their website.

If you are already planning for 2020, Magifest registration is open. This year it will be held January 16th through 18th in, as always, Columbus, Ohio. Learn everything you need to know about this popular magic convention over at the Vanishing Inc site.

Award Winning Magic From Abbott’s Get Together

Posted by Michael on August 12th, 2019

We have not seen very much video or news out of the 82nd Abbott’s Magic Get Together yet, partially because the YouTube search and sort function is on the blink and probably partially because attendees often post video after returning home. However, we have found this video of 8 year old Brynn Cummings award winning ventriloquism and magic act.

Congratulations Brynn!

Hip Hop Houdini Wins Best Reality Imagen Award!

Posted by Michael on August 12th, 2019

Congratulations to Smoothini and the entire crew over at Fuse’s Hip Hop Houdini on their win in the Best Variety Or Reality Show category at the 2019 Imagen Awards. They managed to beat out the Jennifer Lopez show World Of Dance (NBC), Last Week Tonight (HBO) and three other nominees.

iTricks can not wait for season two!

Eric Jones, Copperfield, Zabrecky, AJ And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 12th, 2019

Eric Jones is returning to Liberty Magic, so he recently visited Pittsburgh Live for a little preview.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s John Katsilometes has posted a new episode of his podcast (PodKats) featuring a 30 minute discussion with Las Vegas legend David Copperfield. Subscribe via your favorite podcast service or just stream this episode on the Review-Journal site.

KQED features the history of the Magic Castle in this article and 5 minute radio piece.

A Night Flight Plus membership gives you online access to the streaming library of the classic late night music program Night Flight, but they are spreading out into original programming as well. You can read about Rob Zabrecky’s new seance show Other Side with Zabrecky and get a week of free access over on NightFlight.com.

In addition to this week’s new episodes of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Hypnotize Me and Masters Of Illusion on US broadcast television, The Amazing Johnathan Documentary premieres on Hulu this Friday (and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus premieres on Netflix that same day… it is not magic but Zim is pretty popular around iTricks Tower Midwest).

You will notice America’s Got Talent was not in our list of magic shows; there are no magic acts scheduled for this week’s kick off of live shows.

Finally, in live performance news The Courier-News talked with Marcus Lehmann ahead of the magician’s 23 annual appearance at the Mooreland Free Fair last week and Broadway World has details on Siegfried Tieber’s scheduled six week run in LA for Atlas Obscura this October.

The CW’s Hypnotize Me

Posted by Michael on August 9th, 2019

The CW is the home of summer TV magic in the United States with Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters Of Illusion (which airs tonight; check your local listings). Their latest show, Hypnotize Me, is not really a magic show but a game show built around hypnotized contestants but it does feature Irish magician Keith Barry. Check it out Wednesdays on The CW.

A Little Larry Parker Magic

Posted by Michael on August 9th, 2019

Someone, using the name Larry Parker Magician, posted several videos on YouTube of British magician and television writer Larry Parker. If you like what you see here, there is plenty more on the Larry Parker Magician YouTube page.

Xavier Mortimer On Vegas Now

Posted by Michael on August 9th, 2019

AGT alum and Vegas show headliner Xavier Mortimer visited CBS 8′s Vegas Now yesterday to talk about his Vegas history, his Bally’s show and free tickets for teachers.