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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.

Monday
Jan132014

MNW337 :: DAVID ROTH

As I begin the 2014 season of the Magic Newswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast, I am thrilled to introduce you to the Master in Residence of the Conjuring Arts Research Center,  the amazing David Roth.  In this first in an ongoing series of conversations, David will discuss a wide array of topics including the relevance of magic with coins at a time where the quarter is the largest coin that most Americans will be familiar with;  Dai Vernon's circumcision ; the Spaghetti Sessions ; the identities of the El Cerrito Seven and so much more.  

Of Roth, Dai Vernon is quoted as saying, ""First let me state that David Roth has an amazing ability when performing with coins. He is truly a genius. I have been fortunate to have enjoyed the confidence and friendship of the leading exponents of coin manipulation of the past. T. Nelson Downs, Allan Shaw, Manuel and Welch Miller all specialized in this branch of the magical art. To the very best of my judgment, David’s ideas and execution far surpass any one of them. I feel quite certain that if they could witness his performance they would not only be astounded but realize that they had seen the master."

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Saturday
Jan112014

SCOTT LEWIS KILLED IN BALCONY FALL

From an article appearing in the Daily Mail, I have learned that Hypnosit Scott Lewis, a member of the Illusionists 2.0 touring show, has daied ater a fall from the 11th floor balcony of his Pyrmonth Apartment in Sydney.  Illusionists 2.0 opened at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday of last week.  Police say that they have ruled aout any suspicious circumstances. Speing with the Associated Press, show producer Tim Lawson said:

"The company is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dr. Lewis," Lawson said in a statement.

"The entire company has decided to continue the show in his honor, and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends," he added.

Sydney Opera House said in a statement that Lewis "was a wonderful performer and he will be greatly missed."

Below is a preview of the show recorded by Scott:
Monday
Jan062014

COPPERFIELD ANNOUNCES ENGAGEMENT

 

In a recent interview with the UK magazine "Hello," David Copperfield, after being asked about his relationshipin the 1990's with super model Caludia Schiffer said:

"That was a long time ago.  I'm engaged and in a committed relationship with Chloe in my mind and my heart."

David met French model and designer Chloe Goesslin six years ago and she is the mother of their three year old daughter, Sky.
Monday
Dec302013

THE WISDOM OF THIEVES

Saturday
Dec282013

GET SCAMBUSHED!

Magician and Master Con Artist Gregory Wilson stars in a new hidden camera show on the Travel Channel as he and his team of "Grifters" show the unsuspecting public how to avoid being conned and swindled. Watch a preview below and catch two back to back premier episodes on Sunday December 29th, 2013 at 7 & 7:30pm:

 

Thursday
Dec262013

IS THE ANTICONJUROR REALLY SANTA CLAUS?

You be the judge after watching this video from our pal Dan Sperry:

In case you missed our previous chat with Dan & Rudy Coby, you can find the podcast at THIS LINK

Thursday
Dec122013

CONJURING ARTS PRESENTS: THE PIDDINGTONS

Our friends over at the Conjuring Arts Research Center are continuously deliving amazing content.  Among their recent exehibitions is a vintage recording of a husband and wife mentalism team. From ConjuringArts.org:
Here’s a full recording of The Piddington’s – a husband and wife team who gained worldwide fame performing a telepathy routine that bordered on the supernatural. You can find out more about them by reading the  fascinating biographical piece that Barry Wiley contributed to our historical journal Gibecière, Vol. 8, No. 2. Here’s a full recording of The Piddington’s – a husband and wife team who gained worldwide fame performing a telepathy routine that bordered on the supernatural. You can find out more about them by reading the fascinating biographical piece that Barry Wiley contributed to our historical journal Gibecière, Vol. 8, No. 2.

Thursday
Dec122013

DID IRMA GO TO CHICAGO FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

If you've ever been to the Magic Castle, then you know all about their ghostly piano player, Irma. Well, it appears that Irma or one of her cousins took a trip to Chicago for the holidays! Enjoy!

 

Friday
Oct182013

COPPERFIELD SAYS, "PENN JILLETTE IS A BAD GUY"


And HERE IS THE EXPLANATION Also see:

Monday
Oct142013

MNW181 :: PAUL VIGIL :: RECOVERED

Here's another chat recovered from the Magic Newswire podcast archive: Paul Vigil has often been referred to as "the best close-up magician in Las Vegas". He's a free thinker and an explorer of the mind of both the performer and the spectator.  Above all else he's a man who loves the art of magic. With an intensity that engages the most cynical of audiences, Paul has become a "Must see!" in a city known for it's ruthlessness towards performers. "I'm here to be the best--not only at what I do, but at what can be done--period. I want my audience to experience something they've never experienced ever before. I want them to feel something they've never felt before. I want my audiences to believe something they've never believed before; until they walk away from my show."  I our interview we explore why magic is so important to him and what secret project he's working on in Las Vegas.

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