Sunday, December 27, 2009

JC Wagner Fundraiser

When: Sunday, January 10, 2010; 2-5 PM
Where: Mc P's Irish Pub http://www.mcpspub.com/welcome.htm

What: JC Wagner is undergoing treatment for colon cancer and chemotherapy co-payments are very expensive. Many magicians will be joining JC at Mc P's for an afternoon of fun and magic. Even Bob Sheets is flying in for this (and flying out immediately afterwards). Mc P's is also located in Coronado, not too far from JC's Little Club.

Need more info? Contact me at magicdoc@sprainedangles.com


Friday, December 25, 2009

Heard from Magic Newswire: Ron Jaxon is starting to hear after 20 years

DEAF MAGICIAN DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF HEARING!

Deaf Magician Ron Jaxon just had coclear implants activated which will help him to begin to hear again after 20 years of deafness. I was quite honored by the content of a message from Ron to me which I'll share here:

I just got turned on a few hours ago and it's very exciting. Nothing sounds right yet because I can't tell what I'm hearing. But I am hearing things. Voices sounds like "Squawk Squawk" right now. I'm kind of in a training stage right now where I'm suppose to keep turning it up to kind of challenge myself yet never go loud enough where it's uncomfortable. So everything is going to sound strange to me for a while until my brain learns to distinguish sounds again.

Speech is a little down the road but it's coming. I really don't know how long it'll take to be able to understand speech or how far I'll go with it. Some people like me go on to understanding 80% to 90% of speech (Which is more then most people can understand. Especially married people. LOL). But on the other hand there are others like me who can only reach the ability to understand maybe 20% is speech. So I really don't know how far I'll go in that but I do know that I'll be able to "Hear" voices because I've only been "Bionic" for about 3 hours now and I can already hear them.

One of the things I look forward to if I can hear again is to listen to the interviews on your site. In fact I've been doing research and talking to other people who have had the implant that I might be getting and they told me that I'll have to do some "home work" if I get the implant. My homework will be to listen to things. My brain will have to relearn to hear and recognize sounds. This includes voices.

It's kind a strange things but they say that it's not uncommon for someone to be able to hear a voice but not really be able to understand what the voice is saying at first. Anyway, I figure I'll use the interviews on your site as part of my "home work" to help learn to recognize speech again. I might as well do it with a subject I enjoy. It's an exciting thought.

Just thought I'd share that with you.
Obviously, I wish Ron all of the best in his recovery and cannot express how thrilled I am that my little magic project might help him in some way!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

From iTricks: Magician Uses Sleight Of Hand To Rob Britain’s Got Talent Producer During Audition


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During local auditions for the upcoming season of Britain’s Got Talent, a magician in Glasgow decided to make a £10 bill disappear and reappear. Not bad, right? The real kicker came after he left, when a show producer realized he had actually made off with her purse including £90.

According to MyParkMag.co.uk the cops were alerted but since the magician gave a fake name during the auditions, the victim doesn’t have much hope to get the money back.

Talk about leaving your audience wanting more.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Riviera's Ex-Magician from Topless Magic Show Gets Arrested

Scarlett Arrested For Alleged Domestic Abuse Of 67-Year-Old Boyfriend

Posted by Editor on December 4th, 2009

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This from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

A 21-year-old woman who had a magic show at the Riviera this year was arrested for assaulting her 67-year-old boyfriend last week.

Rachel Jessee, who starred in “Scarlett and her Seductive Ladies of Magic,” was arrested today by Henderson police on one count of misdemeanor domestic battery.

Her arrest report states that she and her live-in boyfriend, John Lewis, had an argument at their Henderson home. Lewis told police she grabbed him by the ear and struck him with a fist in his right eye. Police said that Lewis was bleeding from behind his ears and had a scratch to the back of his neck. He also had swelling under his right eye, a bite mark to his left tricep and scratches to his chest. He refused medical assistance.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Magic-Con Special Guest of Honor has been announed


Juan TamarizGuest of Honor: Juan Tamariz
Referred to by many as the best magician alive, Juan Tamariz is a living legend who represents a body of work admired and studied worldwide.

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