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The Singing Illusionist silenced by trailer thieves

Russell Anderson, better known as the Singing Illusionist, has been reduced to borrowing props and equipment from other magicians, after thieves made his touring trailer disappear.  It’s not clear if the thieves were aware of the “magic trailer’s” contents when they hitched it up to their dual-wheel truck and drove it out of Anderson’s property …

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Piff the Magic Dragon to combine holiday cheer and cutthroat competition in “Piffmas at Piffany’s” this December

The holidays are approaching, which of course means spending time with loved ones, sharing delicious food, giving each other gifts, and dueling against one another in arbitrarily-designed contests for cash and prizes. At least, that’s how Piff the Magic Dragon likes to spend his holidays, and he’d like to spread some of that cheer with …

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Weekly puzzle solution: This round’s on us

Welcome to GeniiOnline’s Weekly Puzzle, powered by Art of Play! We’ll bring you a new puzzle every Monday, then publish the solution on Tuesday. In case you missed the puzzle yesterday, here it is again:  If a cup of wine costs $5, a cup of beer costs $4 and a cup of water costs a …

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child lands a whopping 10 Tony nominations

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has only been stateside for two weeks, but it’s fair to say the play has left quite a mark on America’s theater scene. Not only have legions of critics and fans fallen under its spell, but it is racking up favor from the awards circuit too. Harry Potter and …

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IBM recognizes Criss Angel with rare Lifetime Achievement Award

The International Brotherhood of Magicians has honored Criss Angel with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Members of the organization bestowed the rare award on Angel following a performance of his Mindfreak Live! stage show in Las Vegas. He is the youngest recipient of the IBM Lifetime Achievement Award. “I’m grateful to be recognized by my …

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How-To, Videos
Video: How to find someone’s card by spelling it out

This card trick demonstrated by Jason Suran is surprisingly simple to execute, and relies more on your audience’s assumption that you’re on the up-and-up than your ability to manipulate cards. Have your volunteer pick a card, and then find it with ease just by spelling out the name of the card. It’s a cool effect …

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Videos
Spend your Lazy Sunday watching Penn & Teller scour the globe for magic in this documentary miniseries from 2003

Magic duo Penn & Teller have between them an encyclopedic knowledge of magic performance and history, and their work throughout the years has often been in service of educating the public of that history through entertainment. Back in 2003, the pair traveled to Egypt, China, and India in search of the world’s best street magic …

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Chris Ramsay reviews Chris Ramsay’s 1st Playing Cards by Chris Ramsay

Chris Ramsay’s 1st playing cards are finally finished and will be making their way into punters’ hands in the coming month, but is the deck worth the wait? Yes, according to Chris Ramsay, who, I am reliably informed, is completely trustworthy and unbiased. It’s quite amazing that Ramsay has managed to create a deck that …

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Watch Adam Wilber fool Penn & Teller by turning a dollar bill into $100

Adam Wilber is known both as a magician and inventor, creating tricks and gadgets for Ellusionist like Solved (a magic Rubik’s Cube) and Pyro (a wrist-mounted flame shooter). On the season four finale of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Wilber brings a tiny device with him that allows him to magically change a single dollar …

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The Onion borrows David Copperfield for a satirical blend of magic and politics

In a time where truth is often stranger than fiction, The Onion’s skewering humor and satire can be a way to cope with the daily news. Today, the site published a “guest editorial” in the voice of David Copperfield about how American politics has changed the approach magicians are taking to their acts. “With the …

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