Plastic Banknotes: The Implications for Security, Dealers and Magicians

image Katie Allen for the Guardian…

Oh my.. what’s a magician to do? There will be no more torn and restored bills, at least not in the style we are accustomed to performing. What does the Guardian say?…

Bank officials have been on a shopping centre roadshow testing the prototype polymer notes  among members of the public and looking for approval of money they say is cleaner, longer lasting and harder to counterfeit. A final decision due today is widely expected to be in favour of polymer. The introduction of plastic notes will have widespread implications.

The prospect of tougher, polymer banknotes has been a hot topic within the Magic Circle, says member Will Houstoun. “There are some magic tricks that won’t be possible with the new notes and vice versa there will be new opportunities and possibilities that the new notes will open up,” he says.  Read More..

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‘America’s Got Talent’ to hold casting call in Greensboro

Tim Clodfelter of the Winston-Salem Journal writes: 

NBC’s series “America’s Got Talent” will hold an open casting call in Greensboro next month looking for contestants for the show’s next season.       

The casting call will be held at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 N. Green St., from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. According to a casting announcement, “Every type of performer is welcome: Last season’s competitors included musicians, dancers, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers, animal acts, and everything in between.”

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