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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.

Friday
May092008

HOUDINI'S AUSTRALIAN RECORD

"On Friday, March 18, 1910, with a band of reputable citizens including a couple of journalists, HOUDINI motored out to Diggers Rest, 30 kilometres from Melbourne, fiddled and tested and consulted his mechanic, and then trundled off in his Voisin biplane," reminisces the author of an article from the Sidney Morning Herald. 
Friday
May092008

"WOMEN IN BOXES" PREMIER

The world premiere of Women in Boxes (the only documentary about Magic’s Better half) will take place June 19th and 21st at the Cinevegas film Festival.  Go to the website for more information:  www.womeninboxes.com. The documentary’s creator, Blaire Baron Larsen will be on NPR’s “Weekend America” Saturday May 17th – along with Sophie Evans (Kevin James right hand) in a piece about magic assistants.  Go to womeninboxes.com for the link to the times – it airs nationwide.
Friday
May092008

MAGIC AS AN OLYMPIC SPORT?

A magician is bidding to introduce a 'touch of magic' to this year's Olympics event in Beijing! The once vibrant and popular sport of Synchronised Magic, also known as Sink Magic, has long been forgotten but could be set for a dramatic renaissance thanks to magician and children's entertainer, Bob McBratney, who is also president of The Harrogate Society of Magicians," opens an article from the Harrogate Advisor.  "There is far more to the Olympics than a bit of running. We already have synchronised swimming so what's the different between that and synchronised magic," says the magician in a piece from the Yorkshire Evening Post. According to the Yorkshire Post, " It is thought magic was last performed at a competitive level during the reign of Henry V."  
Thursday
May082008

CELEBRACADABRA :: CHRIS MARTIN 

In the first of our series of Celebracadabra Conversations, we featured an interview with Magic Castle member and Celebracadabra Executive Producer Chris Martin. Chris is the driving force behind the idea of a celebrity reality show focused around the art of magic and illusion. Our friends at iTricks.com have also posted an interesting discussion with Chris following the airing of the second episode in which the Comedian Ant was eliminated. Chris teases us with the possibility of a return of the show's villain and welcomes people to email him questions at show@itricks.com.   In our with Chris from late April, he takes us through the complete magical journey from inspiration to execution. Click the PLAY button below to listen to our interview with Chris Martin. (Subcribe to the "Magic Newswire" via iTunes HERE.)  
Thursday
May082008

THAT TRULY AMAZING KRESKIN

The View Magazine profiles Kreskin in an article bearing the above title that calls him the most respected "supernatural thinker" of our time. “As a mentalist, the one ability I have is that I’m able to perceive peoples’ thoughts,” explains Kreskin of his craft. “I believe in telepathic phenomena, but I really think that the predictions are intuitive because of the backlog of stuff that I must be thinking that I’m not conscious of. It’s organized, it’s put together — I don’t think I can look into a crystal ball and [answer] someone who asks, ‘am I going to get married next year?’ But many things that happen are starting now. Many things that take place are not as spontaneous — certainly elections are not, unfortunately some wars not, but the weather is not either."
Thursday
May082008

FREAK OUT BUSINESS

A review of Christopher Carter Messes with your Mind from the Pioneer local promotes the mentalist's show which is to be presented  at 8p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10 at the Skokie Music Theatre. Carter's mind-bending talents became evident early. As a kid, he hung around his Uncle Bud's poker games. Between emptying ashtrays and fetching snacks, Carter discovered he had an uncanny ability to read "tells" -- the subtle, all-but-subliminal physical clues that indicate whether people are bluffing. Before he got out of grade school, he was able to predict which card someone was going to play merely by tuning into their body language.
 
Tuesday
May062008

NATHAN BURTON PRODUCES LARRY KING IN DRAG

From Robin Leach's Luxe Life Column we lear that Las Vegas Magician Nathan Burton was among the performers selected to open the 20th Anniversary gala for Larry Kings Cardiac Foundation dinner in Washington DC. Larry made his entrance to the event after Nathan Burton made the talk show personality dressed in a pink showgirl costume like those worn by the female performers in his Flamingo stage show. While dressing in drag before the performance, King told Burton, “I’m 74, I might die getting out of this thing.” 
Tuesday
May062008

TEACHER FIRED FOR "WIZARDRY"

  WATCH THE VIDEO REPORT ON THIS STORY FROM TAMPAS NEW'S CHANNEL 10:  
Monday
May052008

CELEBRACADABRA :: ASI WIND

The second episode of the new Celebreality series from VH1 "Celebracadabra" has come and gone, and with it goes the Comedian Ant and his magical mentor. Isreali born Asi Wind is a regular performer at Monday Night Magic in New York City as well as at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles where the series was filmed. Asi joins us on this Special Edition of the Magic Newswire to talk about his experience working with the controversial Ant as well as to give us some insight into his background in the art of magic! For more info on Asi Wind VISIT HIS WEBSITE. Click the PLAY button below to listen to our interview with Asi Wind. (Subcribe to the "Magic Newswire" via iTunes HERE.)
Monday
May052008

CELEBRACADABRA :: FINAL THOUGHTS FROM ANT & ASI