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Documentary ‘Powerful Medicine’ examines using magic as therapy

Magician Kevin Spencer seriously injured his hand in a car accident, but the therapy needed to regain his manual dexterity had an unexpected side effect: it started him thinking about the therapeutic benefits of magic. It’s an idea he explores more fully in the award-winning documentary “Powerful Medicine: Simply Magic,” as Spencer takes the healing …

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That’s some sweet cardistry, Pham

Shawn Pham has been lurking on the periphery of social media since 2013, but he’s finally arrived on the YouTube scene with an absolutely killer cardistry vid. And that’s really all that needs to be said. Pham is working in a heavily saturated field, but he’s clearly got the cardistry chops to stand out.  We’ll …

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Flaminko is back with another tasty deck design for Watermelon Playing Cards

After successfully releasing the Burger Playing Cards deck, Flaminko is back with another juicy design, this time inspired by a favorite summer fruit. Watermelon Playing Cards recently debuted on Kickstarter, and is looking to raise about $7,900 for the production of the decks. As with the Burger cards, this set will be printed by Cartamundi …

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Tickets on sale for London’s Champions of Magic tour

UPDATE: Tickets are now on sale for the dates listed below. Visit the Champions of Magic site for links to each venue’s ticket sales.  After a four years in the UK, including a successful run in London’s West End, the Champions of Magic tour is coming to the US for the first time this fall.  …

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GeniiCon 2017: The two words that describe what magic means to Bernard Bilis

Magic can mean many things to many people. In the last part of our interview with renowned close-up magician Bernard Bilis, the illusionist describes what magic means to him with two simple words. He also talks about what he gets out of TV show performances, as well how different countries and cultures react to his …

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Abbott’s color change fan

This stunning vintage fan from Abbott’s Magic is all wood and comes with the original instructions. Condition is listed as very good.  Buy color change fan from Magic Collectibles Category: Apparatus Price: $99 Format: Physical

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Kiko Pastur offers yet more proof that Spain’s card magicians are los mejores

Everybody knows that Spain is where it’s at for card magic. The lucky guests at Magic Castle in Los Angeles got a first-hand look at just how good the Spanish scene is thanks to Kiko Pastur. He’s kindly shared the entire act from his performance at the venerable venue on YouTube. Watch til the end. …

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UPDATE: Daniel Madison says goodbye to Ellusionist in new video, thanks the company for an “amazing” five years

UPDATE: (1/10/2018): Daniel Madison has just released a video confirming his departure from Ellusionist, thanking them for “an amazing 5-years together” in the description on the video’s YouTube page.  “And so to answer quite a few of the questions that are coming in, yes I have separated from Ellusionist. I’m going in a different direction,” …

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David Copperfield revealed to be new owner of Russian brooch gifted to Harry Houdini

Back in August 2017, we reported that a bejeweled Russian heirloom once gifted to Harry Houdini had auctioned for $72,000 in a sale held by Potter & Potter. What we didn’t know was who ended up with the rare jewelry, as the buyer wished to remain anonymous at the time. But now that changes: in …

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52Kards monkeys around with a tutorial from PigCake

52Kards has a new tutorial on their YouTube channel, but this one doesn’t actually come from the 52Kards crew. The latest instruction is a guest video from PigCake, a fellow YouTuber with a decidedly off-kilter sense of humor. It’s a multi-part sandwich effect called Monkey On Top. This trick is all about the quick fingers, …

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