Nice article by Stephanie Bunbury for the Sidney Morning Herald about the upcoming performance by the Illusionists..
“How on earth did they do that? It is the immediate response to a decent magic trick – be it a fiddle with some cards or British hypnotist Derren Brown’s magic-whispering some upright citizens into staging an armed robbery – but it is the question no magician will answer. How you saw a lady in half, how you make a motorbike disappear in a blast of firecrackers … silence on these matters is part of the craft. The thrill of magic, according to the fraternity, lies in its impenetrability.”
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/stage/the-illusionists-extravaganza-proves-a-tricky-business-20131213-2zb33.html#ixzz2nQZzoyhr
Read about and watch David Blaine perform at the recent "The World in 2014 Summit".. sponsored by The Economist. This is pretty heady stuff for Mr. Blaine and great recognition for the art of magic.. Read more and watch the video…..
Paul Daniels got into a little trouble recently.. After pleading guilty and asking for leniency to care for his elderly mother, the judge gave Mr. Daniels a break… Read more on the BBC…..
Las Vegas Review-Journal
“It’s that time of year when it’s starting to be more interesting to talk about what could happen next year, including a super-team of magicians, a Teller-directed “Tempest” and a more-like-the-movie “Spider-man.”
Penn and Teller were off to Los Angeles Tuesday to film their third TV pilot of the year. The only details volunteered were that it’s a magic competition that could involve other local performers.” Read more…..