Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Magic on TV this week

Here’s a few things to look for this coming week: 

Penn & Teller: Fool UsHome & FamilyMasters of IllusionPenn & Teller: Fool Us
Wednesday, July 30, 8 p.m. E/P, CW
The popular British television series premieres its summer run in the US. [Photo of Penn & Teller with Daniel Madison: September Films & 1/17 Productions, all rights reserved.] 

Home & Family
Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m. E/P, Hallmark
Paul Draper performs mentalism with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare. 

Masters of Illusion
Friday, August 1, 8 p.m. E/P, CW
The half-hour weekly series premieres with Jan Rouven, Jarrett & Raja, Michael Finney, Nathon Burton, Michael Grandinetti, Jonathan Pendragon, Rob Lake, and Spencer Horsman, hosted by Dean Cain. [Photo of Michael Grandinetti: Kari Hendler, Associated Television International] 

The Carbonaro Effect
Thursdays, 10 p.m., TruTV
Michael Carbonaro continues performing magical effects on unsuspecting people in everyday situations. 

Magic in the Moonlight
Sony Pictures Classics
Woody Allen’s latest movie is set in the 1920s on the French Riviera, and tells the story of a skeptical magician (Colin Firth) who falls head over heals for a young clairvoyant (Emma Stone). It opened to limited release on July 25th. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Magic Magazine Preview August 2014

MAGIC Magazine
From The Editor
August 2014

MAGIC Magazine August 2014 Cover
The August 2014 issue ofMAGIC Magazine dropped into the mail on Thursday, August 17, 2014. The digital issue, however, is already waiting for you on MyBookshelf. Click here to log in and start reading.

This month, I'm excited about profiling two amazing magicians you might not be aware of: Xavier Mortimer and Drummond Money-Coutts. They each approach this art with a fresh set of eyes, and that's a very good thing. We also have coverage of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention, and two new television series: Masters of Illusion and Wizard Wars. Finally, if you're unaware of the boom in custom decks of cards — well, let's just say you need to get out more! Designer decks bring a fresh look to the genre, and Chris Chelko takes us behind the scenes of this pasteboard phenomenon that's showing no signs of slowing down. It's all in the August issue — and a lot more!

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Xavier Mortimer  Xavier Mortimer 
This exciting French artist performed three short pieces at the 2013 MAGIC Live! We've assembled all three videos, along with a demonstration of his Tape to Tie trick taught on page 38
Over the last year or so, Drummond Money-Coutts (also known as simply DMC) has burst on the scene. Three of his most popular Internet videos are available in one easy-to-click place.
Jon ArmstrongJon Armstrong
In the latest excerpt from Murphy's At The Table Lecture Series, Jon Armstrong teaches a sandwich routine.
Gene AndersonGene Anderson
The master of all things newsprint presented "An Abbreviated History of the Torn & Restored Newspaper" at the 2013MAGIC Live! Here's his performance and his talk, as well as a guest appearance by Jack Goldfinger.
Things to Think AboutThings to Think About
Stan Allen's series of talks created for EMC in Portugal is serialized here, with one "thing" posted each week.
Get an advance look at what reviews are coming up in print, as well as search reviews that have already run. They're all available in a reader-friendly format.

Monday, July 14, 2014

My friends David and Leeman are on AGT again

David and Leeman on AGT! - 7/22

Tune in Tuesday, July 22nd, to see our very own magician members David and Leeman perform for AGTs cameras! 8:00/7:00pm Central on NBC. Check your local listings or the AGT website by clicking the link below.