Thursday, 24 April 2014

  • Paul Romhany Announces UK Lecture Tour

    Paul Romhany UK Lecture Tour : May 11th - 22nd 2014 Hi everybody - Im touring the UK in May 2014 and lecturing at the following clubs and performing at the convention in Bristol. I'll be bringing lots of 'goodies' that I don't normally travel with such as books and some really special deals. Lecture includes close-up/stage/mentalism and kids magic - something for EVERYBODY. Contact your local club for more details. Paul Romhany 11/05/2014 Sunday Bristol Day of magic Paul Romhany 12/05/2014 Monda ...

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  • Fury At Foreign Britain’s Got Talent Contestant

    There was an outcry last week when half the acts were identified as coming from abroad. Tonight viewers will be miffed to find a Canadian taking centre-stage. Darcy Oake, 26, is seen dazzling the judges, including television mogul Simon Cowell, with his illusions. A second controversy surrounding him is that he is a professional rather than an amateur pursuing an unlikely dream, and has performed in major venues around the world. Apprentice star Katie Hopkins, 38, has led the outcry, with the sh ...

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  • Dynamo Inspires Leicestershire Teen At Charity Event

    A disabled 15-year-old had an inspiring encounter after his mum arranged for him to meet his hero, the magician Dynamo. The illusionist, whose previous stunts include walking on water, turning lottery tickets into cash and levitating comedian James Corden, attended an event for youngsters in London this week organised by the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity. Among the nine youngsters invited was Declan Spencer from Syston, who has Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy but dreams of being a magician h ...

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  • 2014 Academy of Magical Arts Award Winners

    The Academy of Magical Arts announces the winners of the 2014 awards : Performing Fellowship: Silly Billy (David Kaye) Special Fellowship: Joanie Spina Lifetime Achievement: Ray Goulet Literary & Media Fellowship: Steve Beam Special Fellowship: Robert Neale Creative Fellowship: David Regal Masters Fellowship: Fantasio (Ricardo Roucau) Magician of the Year: Yu Ho-Jin Four Junior Achievement Awards were presented this year: Akinoba Mitsui, Hyuma Miyahara, John Accardo and Kyle Eschen Award of ...

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  • Doctor Swaps Stethoscope For Stage-Show Spectacular

    UK : A North Lincolnshire GP is set to stage a magic, music and dance spectacular for his patients to mark his retirement. Dr Ajay Vora left his position at Barnetby Medical Centre after 25 years, as did his wife Angela, who was the practice nurse. Dr Vora, who is a member of the Magic Circle, is now preparing for the show at Grimsby Auditorium tomorrow. It will be watched by more than 1,000 of his patients, who are being promised a production to rival any West End show. Dr Vora, 53, said: "We w ...

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  • A Mystifying Night With Ivan Amodei At The Beverly Wilshire

    Ivan Amodei is now in his fourth year of presenting illusion shows at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. While there is no making people disappear or sawing of an assistant in half, illusionist Ivan Amodei’s show “Intimate Illusions” at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel does offer a lot of mind-boggling acts. His show weaves his own original illusions while combining a unique “magical” experience that’s humorous, but also dazzles with a live cellist in an elegant candle-lit atmosphere. Amodei said he set out ...

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  • Keith Barry Slates Irish Radio Station For Cancelling Appearance

    Magician Keith Barry has slated an Irish radio station which cancelled a scheduled appearance in response to him appearing on a rival station minutes earlier. The ‘Brain Hacker’ star admitted he was dumbfounded when, after driving to Cork with less than three hours sleep, he was informed at the Redfm studio his appearance was no longer required. A bitter ratings battle has erupted between Redfm and their larger rivals, the UTV-owned 96fm. Redfm poached 96fm’s controversial morning show host, Nei ...

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  • Vanish 13 Now Available

    Vanish Edition 13 - This marks year three of VANISH and what better way to start than with The Magician's Magician on the cover DARYL. Nick Lewin was able to sit down with Daryl and get an in-depth look in to this amazing magician. DAVID BERGLAS : Q&A with Berglas: Part one of a two part interview with the master David Berglas by FCM. This is a great look in to one of the greatest minds in mentalism today. TED OUTERBRIDGE : New column by Canadian Illusionist Ted Outerbridge. This issue we ta ...

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How to Handle Adversity – Danny Archer

Be Cool. Not only is this the title of a great book by Elmore Leonard (also made into a movie starring John Travolta), its also great advice for any performing magician. Be Cool. Now by advising you to be cool, I am not talking about your performing persona.  I am talking about how cool can you be when something goes wrong during a performance. How will you handle adversity? Things will go wrong at some time or other when you are performing. That is a fact. And the more times you perform, there will be more oppurtunities for mistakes. That is a mathematical certainty. In this article I am goin ...

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Hands of Fortune by Anthony Watson III

Imagine being able to read spectator’s fortunes without having any prior knowledge of cold reading, palm reading or Tarot. This deck does this and MORE! You are supplied with 30 different fortune cards in Tarot size, which fit perfectly in to your pocket for walk-about. The spectator can choose any card and read their fortune. You can leave it there or continue with any number of routines supplied. These special cards are made from the highest quality and the design is breathtaking. Built in to the design of the cards are also secret marks that allow you to do a wide variety of material. Antho ...

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