Recent Stories:
Wonder Thunder

Episode #1 : Why saw a woman in half? What is the connection between a deck of cards & the calendar. Remote card location.

Episode #2: Espionage, jealousy & murder among magicians. Adam calls his arch nemesis Richard Vegas.

Episode #3:The first aircraft pilot down under was a magician and a live random number challenge via phone.

Episode #4: Bar stunts, Alice Cooper as a magician and magic used in pop concerts.

Wednesday
May282008

FINAL APPEARANCE :: CYRIL CRITCHLOW

The Grand Theater in Blackpoole hosted "...hundreds of mourners gathered (snip) to pay their respects to heritage campaigner, former theatre proprietor and world's oldest magician Cyril Critchlow who died earlier this month aged 85. According to the Gazette, "Mr Critchlow's coffin started a procession from Blackpool Town Hall to the Grand to the haunting sound of bagpipes. On arrival a wreath shaped like a magician's top hat was placed on top alongside a famous photograph of the entertainer."
Tuesday
May272008

CELEBRACADABRA OUT-TAKES :: JONATHAN LEVIT

Tuesday
May272008

MAGIC CASTLE FEATURED AS LOCATION DURING ABC'S BACHELORETTE

During the most recent episode of the ABC reality series "The Bachelorette," there was an unexpected cast member... Hollywood's Magic Castle. DeAnna Pappas and her aspiring love interests find themselves attending a magic show at the Castle as a part of a group date. During the course of the date, DeAnna is selected as the magician's assistant, she also chooses one of her dates to assist, they are put into a box by the performer.. and *poof* they vanish and find themselves magical private date.
Monday
May262008

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY FELLOW VETS!

Just a quick wish for a safe and happy Memorial Day to my fellow vets. Please take a moment to remember why we mark this day on the calendar. I love a well cooked hot dog as much as the next guy, but remember our friends away from home guarding the gates. Visit our friend at Black's Magic Group as well for a Memorial Day Special
Monday
May262008

GOLDEN TICKETS IN THE FUTURE FOR NEW RICKY JAY SHOW AT GEFFEN

Photo by: Ken Hively The Geffen Theater in Los Angeles recently announced a thirty-ix show run of "Ricky Jay & His 52 Assistants" with tickets ranging from $75 to $150. The Los Angeles Times today announced, "magically appearing with the sleight-of-hand master will be a $250 ticket -- a record-setting price for a sub-99-seat L.A. theater." The Geffen has plans to make ten VIP seats available for each show at the premium  price. (Photo Credit: Ken Hively - View Original)
Friday
May232008

FAREWELL TO KIMBERLY AND MURRAY

Episode Five of Celebracadabra has aired and we say farewell to Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and her coach, award winning magician Murray Sawchuck. Kim joins us on the Magic Newswire to discuss her experience as a magician, the judges, her competition and how she has introduced "her girls" (aka the Dolls) to the world of magic. From what she says, it sounds like this isn't the last magic that we can expect from her or her girls. I wonder what we'll see on the MTV Movie AwardsClick the PLAY button below to listen to our interview with PUSSYCAT DOLL KIMBERLY WYATT (Subcribe to the "Magic Newswire" via iTunes HERE.) CLICK HERE to watch more unseen footage from Episode 5.
Thursday
May222008

ROCCO TALKS ABOUT CELEBRACADABRA

Rocco Silano, the coach for Hal Sparks on VH1's Celebracadabra took time out to talk to Reality Wanted about the show and his celebrity student. "Rocco is a two-time winner of the coveted Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award, and has been nominated nine times as "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts (the governing body of the Magic Castle) in four different categories." The awards are given for Close-up Magician of the Year, Parlor Magician of the Year, Stage Magician of the Year, Comedy Magician of the year, Lecturer of the Year & the Junior Magician Award.
Thursday
May222008

REMINDER! CELEBRACADABRA MOVES TO THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 10 PM THIS EVENING

TUNE INTO THE MAGICNEWSWIRE TOMORROW FOR OUR INTERVIEWS WITH THE CELEBRITY & COACH THAT "GET THE CHAIR" TONIGHT!

Click the PLAY button below to listen to our conversation today with Jonathan Levit also discussing the change in the show's schedule as well as the feedback that he is getting with regard to Celebracadabra in general. Click the PLAY button below to listen to our interview with Chris Martin regarding the change in the show's schedule. (Subcribe to the "Magic Newswire" via iTunes HERE.)
Thursday
May222008

RICKY JAY RETURNS TO THE STAGE

Theater Mania announces the return of magician Ricky Jay to the Los Angeles Geffen Playhouse for a rummer run. "Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants" is set for thirty six performances between July 9th and August 26th. Directed by David Mamet, "The production blends mind-boggling card artistry and equally fascinating stage patter." Though not yet announced on the Geffen Theater website, tickets go on sale on June 2, with pricing range from $75 to $115.“The last time Ricky Jay was here, we had to turn away people by the droves. We’re thrilled to have him back, not only to give our subscribers the special chance to see him first, but also because Ricky brings an air of energy, excitement, and of course mystery, to the playhouse that is inimitable, contagious and perfect for summer,”  Producing Director Gil Cates told Broadway.com  
Tuesday
May202008

STEVE WYRICK INTERVIEW

In the most recent of our Celebracadabra Conversations, we interview magician Steve Wyrick. Steve acted as a judge during Episode 3 of the show and hosts the upcoming Celebracadabra finale at his theater in Las Vegas. Steve share his beginnings in magic, his opinion on magic as it is shown on television, and his experience with Celebracadabra.

LISTEN TO OUR INTERVIEW STEVE WYRICK:

OTHER WAYS TO LISTEN:

RSS :: GET IT AT ITUNES :: ZUNE :: MP3 DOWNLOAD
HTML 5 PLAYER :

(Subcribe to the "Magic Newswire" via iTunes HERE.) EPISODE 5 SNEAK PEEK: video.vh1.com CLICK HERE to watch additional footage not aired during the show!