Friday, 18 April 2014

  • 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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  • Tricked Out – Andrew Mayne

    American magician Andrew Mayne’s interest in magic was ignited as a little boy when his grandfather showed him a trick that involved making a coin disappear. “He was able to spin it on a table, snap his fingers and make the coin vanish. It would then re-appear, sometimes in my shoes, or I would look up my shirt and it would fall out of my belly button,” the 41-year-old bachelor says. “I was just amazed by that and I wanted to know how to do that.” As a teenager, he worked behind the scenes for a ...

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  • New Documentary on Richard Turner

    Master card mechanic and motivational speaker Richard Turner is a longtime fixture on the magic circuit. He has a fifth degree black belt in karate and an unrivaled touch with a deck of 52 cards. He’s also been blind since the age of nine. Turner, who turns 60 this year, is the subject of Dealt, a new documentary from director/producer Luke Korem (Lord Montagu) and writer/producer Bradley Jackson. San Antonio-born Turner once went by the nom de magic 'The Cheat', plying his card skills in charac ...

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  • Heidi Klum – A Magician Stole My Bra

    Heidi Klum admits her cleavage was “droopy” after a magician stole her bra on TV. The 40-year-old supermodel is currently a judge on talent show America’s Got Talent alongside fellow panellists Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Spice Girls singer Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown. Heidi reveals one contestant once exposed her lingerie as part of his act. "There was a magician and one minute I was wearing a bra, and then next minute he was holding my bra and I have no idea how he did that!" Heidi is quoted as s ...

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The 2014 Austin Magic Auction : Nick Lewin

I am delighted to share an account of the 2014 Austin Magic Auction by my guest columnist Susan (aka Mrs. Nick) Lewin. I had really wanted to attend the auction and was delighted to read Susan’s run down of the event. I will be there next year-- it sounds great! On Saturday afternoon April 5, I was fortunate to spend time at the annual World Famous Austin Magic Auction in Cedar Park, Texas (a suburb of Austin) for IBM Ring 60 that has been a standing tradition for 30 years. The auction was well attended by magi from Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and out of state. The entrance fee for ev ...

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The Business of Street Magic by Will Stelfox

Whether you’re new to magic or already performing the occasional show, Will Stelfox will show you how he went from learning his first magic trick to becoming a full time successful street performer in under a year. In this comprehensive DVD, Will teaches you the five phases that turn complete strangers into satisfied audiences who are glad to pay you then and there for your entertainment. He then covers the different personalities that spectators have, and shows you how to treat each of them in a different way for the best results. Will also teaches you how to appear as a professional, which w ...

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