Vents, Shows Around The Country And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 2nd, 2019

It is officially the holiday season and nothing says holidays like Salvation Army bellringers popping up on every corner. Portland Press Herald coverage of bell ringer Dana Perkins and his partner Daisy May kicks off our week.

Speaking of ventriloquism, Mathrubhumi.com has a story on a new type of ventriloquist’s dummy invented by magician Stanlin Gopinathan, who performs under the name Mandrake.

The New York Times had an interview with RJ the Magician, director of the Houdini Museum in Manhattan.

Speaking of Houdini, KCUR recently spoke with Joe Posnanski, author of The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini.

Speaking of… actually, we have kind of beat that segue into the ground and don’t really have another one anyway. But Broadway World has a piece on The Illusionists holiday show. the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook talked to Andrew Evans about his Mission show.

Finally, NTD (New Tang Dynasty) has a video piece on French magic school run by Alexandra and Dominique Duvivier. We can’t embed it here but you can see it (in English) on their website.

A Little Dinner Etiquette Lesson From Murphy’s Magic

Posted by Michael on November 28th, 2019

Just in time for giant dinners occurring all across the United States today comes a little reminder of how a magician should act at the dinner table from the good folks at Murphy’s Magic.

Derren Brown, Hans Klok, Snow And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 27th, 2019

Derren Brown visited Seth Meyer’s late night talk show earlier this week… he also has a new video over on the Inc. website.

Hans Klok has a new holiday theme to his Vegas show and Broadway World has the details.

It snows at a southern California shopping mall called The Grove, thanks to an ex-magician’s snow producing company. LA Magazine has the story of how Adam Williams went from the Magic Castle to weather wizard.

Remember, there is a special holiday episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us this Friday night on The CW. In related news, The New York Times Magazine just published a “letter of recommendation” concerning the veteran reality competition.

Finally, happy Thanksgiving y’all… Don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from us until Monday!

John Stessel Is Doing Magic For Hard Working People

Posted by Michael on November 26th, 2019

John Stessel’s stated goal is to make people smile… and he headed out in this pre-Thanksgiving shopping mania to do just that!

Classic Magic: Ball Manipulation

Posted by Michael on November 26th, 2019

When it comes to magic and balls the most common effect people think of is cups and balls… but there is a great deal to be said for the simplicity of ball manipulation. In this video, circa 1996, Russian magician Pavel Aydarov shows off some of his skill with this classic prop that packs small and plays big!

JS Magic Takes Street Magic To The Food Court

Posted by Michael on November 26th, 2019

You know what the problem with street magic is this time of year? It is freezing all over the US! But that is alright because enterprising magicians like YouTube’s JS Magic head to the mall to keep the magic going all through the winter.

Patrick Kun On Mainland Chinese TV

Posted by Michael on November 25th, 2019

We’ll round out our day with Patrick Kun’s performance on China’s CCTV4 variety program the Universal Show.