Saturday, 1 August 2015

  • Jade Wins Over Fans In Male-Dominated Industry

    “My first outfit was a tuxedo. Because that’s what all the guys were wearing,” says Jade, headliner at the upcoming Champions of Magic show in San Francisco. It taken’t long before she realized she could carve her own trail in an industry largely dominated by men. “Wait a minute, I thought, … I can wear a dress, or whatever ...

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  • Broken Wand : Lee Grabel

    Sad to report on the passing of Lee Grabel. From Lance Burton's Facebook page : "Sad news. Lee Grabel passed away yesterday, peacefully in his home. He was 96 and had an amazing life according to his daughter Katy. Lee Grabel passed the Mantle of Magic (Royal Dynasty of Magic) to me in 1994. He was a great Magician and a gr ...

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  • Lance Burton’s Billy Topit Premiere

    Lance Burton's "Billy Topit Master Magician" World Movie Premiere September 24th at Brenden Theaters in The Palms. Event and Limited Release to Benefit Local Charities with Red Carpet starting at 4 P.M. and Curtain Speech at 5:30 P.M. Las Vegas (July 13th, 2015) - Produced and Directed by Lance Burton with screenplay by Lan ...

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  • Wunderground Magic Still Making Magic

    MICHIGAN : Alex Oeming, 40, of Hazel Park, says he moonlights as a magician when he’s not teaching middle school science at Thompson K-8 International Academy in Southfield. “I like reactions that people give that are honest because I found that when you bring that sense of joy or mystery to somebody it is a social construc ...

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  • Truth Behind Magicians Photobombing Live TV

    UK : The latest viral video appears to show magicians Young and Strange sneaking in a performance behind the back of Sky News correspondent Ashish Joshi presenting a report about NHS reforms from outside the London Houses of Parliament. Truth be told, the clip was a setup arranged with the help of Joshi and was never actual ...

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  • UK Hypnotist To Appeal ‘Fake Sheikh’ Conviction

    UK : A Heywood hypnotist who was jailed for six months after being made subject of a ‘Fake Sheikh’ investigation by an undercover journalist is appealing his conviction. Alex Smith, who performed hypnosis under his stage name Jonathan Royle , was convicted of two offences at Manchester Crown Court under the Forgery and Coun ...

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  • Ten Questions With Piff

    When you interview a comedic magic dragon, you get sarcastic answers. Because comedic magic dragons are quite smart aleck-y. But this particular comedic magic dragon is having a great week because he just got himself a golden buzzer on America’s Got Talent. Piff The Magic Dragon had a great set on his first appearance on AG ...

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  • Tyler Waves Wand For Autism Awareness

    MASSACHUSETTS : Milton magician Tyler Fergus invites residents to the Italian Canadian Club of Milton on July 24 for a fundraiser to raise awareness of autism. Inspired by Dorian Poe, an 11-year-old boy with autism, Fergus is using his magic to raise funds and spread awareness about autism, a disorder impacting an estimated ...

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  • Katherine Mills : Making Glass Ceiling Disappear

    Often sawn in half but rarely the ones wearing the white gloves, few women make a career in magic. Katherine Mills talks about how she tricked her way into ‘the old boy’s club’ – and gives a mind-reading masterclass There is a line in Michael Chabon’s novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay that seems to sum up ou ...

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  • Taiwanese Card Magician Wins World Champs

    With a flawless card trick, a 26-year-old magician from Taipei has become the first Taiwanese to win a top prize at the World Championship of Magic. Horret Wu (吳何) was the winner of the close-up card magic category, performed in close proximity to the judges and audience. “Card magic is commonly a European area of expertise ...

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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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CLIP By Taiwan Ben

DESCRIPTION : Organic magic at its best! Every magician knows the most powerful magic happens in the hands of their spectators. Imagine with just the powers of your mind bendi ...

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Gone by Daniel Bryan

DESCRIPTION : Easy, Powerful & Visual. The Perfect Packet Trick Is Here! With GONE You can create two incredible moments of magic right in front of your spectator's eyes. ...

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Three Card Routines by Asi Wind

Triumph and Triumph Again : a double punch triumph effect. One of the best plots in card magic with a surprising twist. Two handlings are explained, and only an ordinary deck ...

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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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