Thursday, April 29, 2010

Seen on iTricks

I saw this little story on itricks and I thought it was post worthy. I do not necessarily agree with the award but I look forward to see this season of Mindfreak.


From Robin Leach:

After racking up an extraordinary series of magic awards, Mindfreak magician Criss Angel, who stars in Cirque du Soleil’s Believe, has been presented with the ultimate prestigious title Magician of the Century. The award was presented to the Luxor headliner at the end of last night’s second Believe show.

Robin didn’t specify which governing body awarded Criss the Magician of the Century award or why Criss had triggered the mercy rule only 10 years into the game.

Meanwhile, we have some details on Mindfreak seasons 6, which is currently filming.

One of the death-defying challenges Criss will face on Season 6 of Mindfreak will be the Grand Canyon death jump, and he posed for this exclusive photograph at the rim on one of his scouting trips there. He is plotting the mind-boggling adventure down to the scariest last detail before cameras roll in one continuous sequence.

Sounds cool.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lance Burton will perform the Vanishing Bird Cage on Craig Ferguson's show Thursday night

Lance Burton
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Thursday, April 29th, 12:35 a.m. ET/PT, CBS
Lance Burton will perform the Vanishing Bird Cage on Craig Ferguson's show Thursday night (technically, early Friday morning). The episode was taped on March 29th. Lance isn't sure whether this marks the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth time he's appeared onThe Late Late Show, first with Craig Kilborn and now with Ferguson.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

tommEE will perform at Mindshare 4.15.10

Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Club 740
740 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA


tommEE will perform at Mindshare 4.14.10


Douglas Campbell, Co-Founder of Mindshare LA & Syyn Labs / Volcanoes, Earthquakes and the Driest Desert in the World

Gerard Minakawa - Founder, Bamboo DNA / Building with Bamboo, A World Changing Material

Benjamin Bidlack - Engagement Director, Innovation Protocol / The Hero's Journey in Everyday Life

Brand X presents: Richard Metzger / The Infinite Mind of Artist Paul Laffoley

Rebecca Ninburg - AKA "Demolicious", Founder, LA Derby Dolls / How to Keep SoCal Rolling

In addition there will be performances by:

Boom Boom Boom - Electronic tunes and interstitials

DJ Kevin Greene
And of course installations by the great minds of Syyn Labs

SKIP DINNER! We'll have two food trucks on the premises from 6:45pm onwards:

Parking is available in lots surrounding the venue,
including the lot right at 8th and Spring St., adjacent to the venue. NOTE: The parking lot directly next to the venue is $10, the one across the street should only be $5.

Mindshare’s ballooning popularity is emblematic of generation steeped in chaos and an unabashed need for personal fulfillment. If you ever come to LA, come to Mindshare.
--Fast Company

If you haven't been to a Mindshare LA event, you haven't seen Angelenos at their eclectic best.

A forward-thinking cultural salon. New ideas flow as liberally as the alcohol.
--Brand X

This is what it would be like if the internet jumped out of the box and grabbed your arm for a trip into Alice's Wonderland of ideas and madmen.
--KCET Online (LA PBS affiliate)

A forum for human technology in its most literal form - shared knowledge. Fueled by fancy pastries, an exceptionally well-stocked open bar and a room abuzz with stylish people.
--LA Weekly


According to the Santa Maria Times,

A world-famous illusionist was released from San Luis Obispo County Jail today and sentenced to five years felony probation for shooting a gun at his wife during a heated argument last year.

Claude Yarbrough, also known as Jonathan Pendragon, his stage name, was released after serving 245 days in county jail for the attempted shooting.

He pleaded no contest last month to two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon for the July 8 shooting at the couple's home in Huasna.

A no-contest plea is similar to a guilty plea in felony cases, although it is not an admission of guilt.

During today's sentencing hearing, Yarbrough said that he never meant to hurt his wife and wished the shooting incident never happened. Charlotte Yarbrough, also known as Charlotte Pendragon, wasn't at the hearing.

If the illusionist violates his probation by contacting Charlotte directly or indirectly, he will be sentenced to time in state prison.

"I don't know how to emphasize this enough but if you have contact with your wife I am not going to blink when I send you to prison," Superior Court Judge John Trice told Yarbrough.

Prior to Yarbrough's arrest last year, the Pendragons had performed together for more than 27 years before audiences including the president of the United States, the queen of England, the Prince of Wales and the royal family of Monaco. The duo also had performed numerous shows at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande.