Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dirk Arthur Show Ends at Tropicana

from Magic News

In an earlier entry of his Luxe Life blog, Robin Leach hinted at possible changes on the Vegas strip which would result in a possible move or cancelation for one magical performer. There were rumors that one of the shows impacted might be that of Dirk Arthur. Today, Dirk confirmed that he would indeed be ending his six year run at the Tropicana.

“I look forward to the next stage my cats and I will perform on and promise to keep everyone posted on the development of Saber, my 3-month-old white tiger cub who has recently been introduced to the Las Vegas community, as well as where they can see us next.”

As part of the continuing makeover of the Tropicana, the property also closed its long-running Folies Bergere last year after 49 years. Only Wayne Newton’sOnce Before I Go remains there for the moment.

Monday, February 22, 2010

tommEE pickles is being filmed at the Magic Castle

tommEE pickles is being filmed at the Magic Castle

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Magic Castle
7001 Franklin Avenue Hollywood, CA 90028
Los Angeles, CA


tommEE pickles is being taped at the Magic Castle. Anyone is welcome to come. Leave a comment or message tommEE if you need to be on the list.

The taping has been changed to the museum and audience must be seated before 8pm.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cool Week at the Magic Castle

Get ready for a fun week at the Castle. Plus I will be performing in the Museum at 8pm to be filmed.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Well, I didn't win

15.02.2010 News No Comments

Magic-Con VIP Contest Winners

The following 11 individuals have been randomly selected for our VIP contest. They will receive a special VIP badge granting them access to an exclusive after party as well as an invitation to a private luncheon with several of the presenters.

  1. Adam B. (New York, NY)
  2. Billy G. (Fayetteville, AR)
  3. Brian H. (San Jose, CA)
  4. Robert L. (Lexington, AL)
  5. Andrew M. (Pico Rivera, CA)
  6. Andy R. (New York, NY)
  7. Samuel R. (Riverside, CA)
  8. Michael S. (Roanoke, VA)
  9. Stan S. (Cupertino, CA)
  10. Jonathan T. (San Diego, CA)
  11. Alfonso V. (Mexico City)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tonight on the tube

60 Minutes
Sunday, February 14th, 7 p.m., CBS
Correspondent Morley Safer interviews Ricky Jay about cons as part of a larger story
on why we are so gullible.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Creator of Easy Money is now gone

re-posted from itricks:

Pat Page Has Passed Away

Posted by Editor on February 12th, 2010

We regret to inform everyone that Pat Page is no longer with us. We will bring you more details as they become available but until then we’ve reposted Derren Brown’s tribute to the man, which originally appeared on his own blog.

I’ve just heard the very sad news that Patrick Page has passed away. Magicians worth their salt will be know that Patrick was a genius of our craft, and a famously generous man. I knew him a little from his consultancy work on some of my projects: he was a brilliantly rude, sharp-witted, sensationally likeable Scot, better at magic and more knowledgeable than any of us. All of us at Objective are devastated by the news. For some time, the sheer force of his personality has kept him going through illness, but now he doesn’t need to fight any more. At the same time, as with any powerfully creative force, he will live on strongly and defiantly through his work and the legacy he leaves. There’s a bit of Patrick every night in Enigma, and in countless other performances happening now across the world.

It is an honour to have known him, and to continue to know him through his particular genius. Much love to his friends and family from all of us.