Friday, 3 July 2015

  • Willard’s Parlour of Mystery

    The Washington area has many fine attractions: venerable historic sites, world-class museums, great natural beauty. What it did not have until recently was a small theater on the top level of Arlington’s Ballston Common Mall where you can watch a magician recline on a bed of nails as another man uses a sledgehammer to shatt ...

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  • Masters Of Illusion To Return

    Hollywood, CA – MASTERS OF ILLUSION produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain will return for a second season on The CW on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific/Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central. The fast-paced 13-week 30-minute variety show will feature 38 of the world’s greatest magicians.Master ...

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  • Johnny Thompson Discusses Career

    Multi-award-winning magician Johnny Thompson chatted with Digital Journal about his latest projects and illustrious career. "I started out as a boy of eight, that saw a movie about a Mississippi River boat gambler, and that's what I wanted to be, and my mother took me to a used book store and got a book called 'The Expert a ...

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  • New Yorker Named Magician Of The Year

    NEW YORK : Before beginning his magic show, Bjorn Hanson removes his gold wedding band, scrubs his hands and double-checks that his pen is in the left pocket of his favorite, double-breasted suit coat. Then, with a tug on the sleeve of his monogrammed French-cuff shirt and a twirl of a gold Rolex, he opens a deck of cards a ...

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  • Danny Buckler Magic Salon

    UK : Comedian Danny Buckler is bringing his unique show to Maidenhead this weekend. The comedian and magician is bringing his Magic Salon to Norden Farm and promises an evening of mystery, illusion and tricks with the best magicians on the scene. But what exactly is a magic salon? Danny said: “It’s basically a magic chat sh ...

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  • Siegfried And Roy’s White Lion Dies

    The 14-year-old white lion named Legend from the Siegfried and Roy act died at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio after undergoing a medical procedure. Veterinarians at the zoo, where the lion was on loan, were treating the lion’s paws. Legend went into cardiac and respiratory arrest while being removed from the anesthesia, the Guardia ...

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  • Fayetteville Magician Featured At Busch Gardens

    Frank Davis found magic in a box of Rice Krispies. It was just a toy, the kind of thing most kids might play with once, then throw away. But for Davis, it marked the beginning of a career as a professional magician. Today, Davis is a featured performer at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, astounding and puzzling crowds with ...

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  • Glastonbury Magic Festival

    UK : For those entranced by the story of the return of English magic in the BBC adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, you can get up close and personal with some of the best magicians, conjurors, illusionists and wizards from England and all across the globe - they're all converging on Glastonbury next month. Maste ...

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  • Wunderground Magic Shop Is For Real

    MICHIGAN : There are only 70 magic shops in the entire United States and one of them is right here in downtown Clawson. But it was not always here noted magician Charlie Romig, who opened the original shop in Ferndale, April Fool’s Day in 1971. After two more owners and six more locations in Ferndale, Royal Oak and Clawson, ...

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  • New Crop Of Magicians In London’s West End

    ENGLAND : It could turn out to be a “now you see it, now you don’t” trick in which a million pounds vanishes into thin air, but producer Jamie Hendry is convinced the West End is ready again for a full-scale stage magic show. “Magic is cool again,” he insisted. “Magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine are filling stadi ...

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  • Special Edition of VANISH Magazine

    A gift to magicians around the world ... please share this gift with all your magic friends. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - a VERY special edition of VANISH is out now - and it's FREE! This is NOT the regular issue but a special feature, 40 pages, about Franz Harary and his incredible $40 million-dollar project opening September 20 ...

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  • Better Safe Than Sorry – Trust Me! : Nick Lewin

    A couple of years ago my company started to market a really great microphone holder. It fits any sized mic and is easily adjustable to be the perfect distance from your mouth. Which is exactly one palm’s width below your chin. It even comes in a colorful silk bag so that it doesn’t get lost in dark backstage areas. It is ma ...

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  • Don’t Shoot The Magician! – Aaron Fisher

    Except for a handshake or two at Hollywood’s Magic Castle I don’t know  Neil Patrick Harris personally. However, it’s clear to me that he and his  team worked hard to put together a piece of amazement for the Oscar’s  audience. There’s been massive criticism about his performance since the broadcast, so in response, I’m goi ...

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  • The Art and Science of Doing Nothing : Nick Lewin

    During the last 20 years I have had a goal in my performance of magic, that goal is to make it look as though I am doing nothing at all. This leaves me free to look as though all I am doing is reacting to what is going on. This is a much tougher goal than one thinks at first sight but well worth exploring. If you are perfor ...

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  • Routines Matter : Nick Lewin

    ‘Routines Matter,’ a title to live by. I recently received a book in the mail that caused me a great deal of pleasure. Not just because of the content but also the very nature of the book. The author is Trevor Lewis with Phil Willmarth and the name of the book is ‘Routines Matter.’ Trevor Lewis is one of the United Kingdom’ ...

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  • Misdirection Is The Main Ingredient : David Gabbay

    As I sit down to write the first of a series of articles for Vanish Magazine there are many aspects of magic that interest me, from sleights, to history, to creativity and on.  However, the general subject of live magic performance for audiences is one that is of special interest.  As a performer I value the nature of live ...

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  • Breaking The Dated Mould of Magic : Neil Dorward

    When I was called to direct a big magic spectacular for the Sydney Opera House for producers Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, I jumped at the chance. The previous year I directed Sydney’s summer hit “Adrenaline” a thrilling yet dangerous cirque show. The production came with its challenges, but was hugely rewarding. I have wor ...

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  • Giving Back To The Community : Tony Chris

    This month I would like to talk about a topic that is very important for me. That is, giving back to my community!  Essentially what I am talking about is the concept of donating my time and talents to very worthwhile organizations for sick and dying children. I have been so fortunate to be able to perform magic for a livin ...

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  • The Marvelous Marvyn & Carol Roy : Nick Lewin

    There is a tiny group of people in the magic that just make you feel better for knowing them. You sometimes don’t even know why they affect you in that manner—they just do. Right at the top of this select list of truly special people are Marvyn and Carol Roy. I really don’t believe you could find two people who better demon ...

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  • Timothy Leary’s Brain : Steve Spill

    Creating successful comedy and magic routines, and by successful I mean bits that are amazing, get laughs, applause, and are about something, is a trial-and-error proposition.  There is no formula, no rules, and no shortcuts. You think of something you think would be interesting or funny or poignant or amazing or all of the ...

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Something Out Of The Ordinary By Nicholas Lawrence

Organic looking magic with everyday object is the strongest form of magic people can experience live. Everything appears to be raw, unprepared, and totally unexpected. Somethi ...

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INKED by Red Darevil and Alakazam

Inked is a powerful mindreading effect that fits in your wallet! Tattoos are becoming a big part of popular culture and a way for many people to express themselves. Our good f ...

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Deep Shadows by Christopher Dee

Deep Shadows is a collection of techniques, tools and effects discovered by mentalist and psychokinetic expert Dee Christopher over 10 years of study, creativity and performan ...

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Series of Unfortunate Effects by Blue Crown

Dealing with a mix of wacky personalities, including eccentric magicians and crazed card collectors, Chris and Ben go on a quest to learn the real secrets of magic. After witn ...

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Tales from the Uncanny Scot : Ron Wilson

Reviewed by Nick Lewin. I was excited to see that this gem of a magic book is once again available for purchase; I have enjoyed it immensely and consider it one of the very fi ...

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Wrong Way by Vernet Magic

The magician shows a large traffic signal (12.5”) that has a big arrow in each side. He explains that this signal is very important because the traffic must go in that way. On ...

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Reg Donnelly Multiplying Bottles

Reviewed by Paul Romhany : Over the past 30 years I’ve owned almost every set of Multiplying Bottles ever made including the Ken Brooke bottles to the expensive set that sells ...

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Workers Dream Wallet By Harry Robson

Harry Robson is an expert on the Card to Wallet, and his latest wallet is the result of a lifetime of experience building and performing this fantastic classic. This wallet in ...

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Infallible by Mark Elsdon

Mark Elsdon has created one of the finest card and number prediction effects we have ever seen! Not only is Infallible a real world worker and self-working, it’s also instantl ...

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Ninja Tossed Out Deck By Patrick Redford

“If you want to tell people what cards they’re thinking of under the most strict looking conditions... you need the Ninja Tossed-Out Deck System.” - Patrick G Redford The Toss ...

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Divers Lung Tester By Jordan O’Grady

Just put your Lung Tester on display in your home and I guarantee it will not be long before you hear the words “what’s that?” at this point just try not to laugh, because you ...

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Cakes And Adders by Gary Dunn and Ricky McLeod

A professional five minute routine that will both entertain and astound your family audience. Every child loves a snake on their birthday ... sorry did I say snake? I think I ...

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