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Max Major makes believers out of Pickler & Ben

Not everyone appears into magic at first glance (wild, I know), but even the most jaded individual can’t help but be impressed when an experienced mentalist messes with their head. That’s what happened this week on Pickler & Ben, when Max Major showed off a pair of mind-reading tricks with a marker and a pad […]

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Shawn Farquhar shares what it’s like to be a Disney cruise line magician

There are cruise lines and there are Disney cruise lines, and Shawn Farquhar’s done it all. In this meaty interview with TMR Studios, Farquhar talks about what makes working on a Disney cruise different from the competition, some touching stories from life at sea, and the difference between fooling someone and making someone feel special through […]

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Aaron Rabkin on how he makes magic funny

Aaron Rabkin considers himself an entertainer first, and a magician second, and a large part of that is how he uses comedy in his shows. Originally dabbling in improv and stand-up comedy, Rabkin embraced his magician side and used his sleight of hand to elevate his jokes, and vice versa. The the final part of […]

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Aaron Rabkin’s journey through magic

It’s rare for someone to land their dream gig right off the bat, and such is the case for Aaron Rabkin. His Chicago venue Trickery is the culmination of years of practice, first as a kid in various magic camps and competitions, then later in one-man shows, street performances, and corporate magic. Nothing felt right, […]

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Sora takes a striptease prediction routine in an unusual direction

The judges on Britain’s Got Talent look very uncomfortable when 26-year-old Japanese illusionist Sora starts his sexy striptease prediction, asking them to flip through a notebook and select three choices from a variety of lascivious lingerie. Of course, Sora’s got a twist up his sleeve (which he promptly removes), showing a little cheek for this […]

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How Trickery’s intimate setting keeps Aaron Rabkin’s magic fresh

When you’ve got an audience of only 30 people, you can actually see the close-up magic, well, up close, and this allows for a much deeper connection between the performer and the crowd. In part three of our five-part interview, Aaron Rabkin explains the benefits of performing in a smaller venue like Trickery, how he […]

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