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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is charming Broadway audiences with powerful performances and impressive illusions

The world of Harry Potter has already conquered the page, the screen, and the amusement park, so perhaps it fated for the wizarding saga to one day take over the stage as well. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has just opened on Broadway in New York City after a smashing success in London. The …

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Go behind the scenes with Asia’s Got Talent’s two magician finalists

We’ve been following the results of this season’s Asia’s Got Talent pretty closely here because not one, but two magicians have made it into the Grand Finals: Syrian close-up magician Sobhi Shaker and Indonesian horror illusionist the Sacred Riana. While we wait for the results to come on the season finale on December 14, Asia’s …

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Live Shows UK: Michael Jordan’s High Jinx Magic, Illusion and Circus Show returns to Viva Blackpool

With a run time of nearly two-and-a-half hours and with show-only tickets starting at just £12.50, Michael Jordan’s High Jinx, Magic, Illusion and Circus Show is an evening of entertainment that’s easy on the wallet. The show features an eclectic mix of magic, escapology, dancing and circus tricks, delivered at a breakneck pace.  Jordan, a …

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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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Fancy Christmas magic inside the British Embassy in Egypt

I’m sure everyone’s got their business and personal holiday parties lined up by now, but can you really call it a “party” without a magician? The British Embassy in Egypt certainly doesn’t think so, and hired Egyptian illusionist Moustapha Berjaoui to headline their little soiree. You can check out a little sample of his performance …

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Dynamo: “When I found magic, I was different, but I was interesting.”

This interview with Dynamo from chat show This Morning covers a lot of territory, perhaps most importantly how magic can help young people feel more confident in social situations. Dynamo describes how learning magic turned him from a “weirdo” who was bullied every day to someone who was “different, but interesting.”  Dynamo was on the …

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Kyle Marlett helps a TV host join the X-Men (Plus a new episode of Mutant Powers)

So that headline probably needs an explanation. Open your notebooks to page one. Kyle Marlett is touring to promote his new Facebook Watch show, in which he convinces members of the public they’ve been given superpowers. The show is called Mutant Powers.  The X-Men are a fictional team of mutants with superpowers who regularly appear …

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Potter & Potter’s Spring Magic Auction offers a bounty of unpublished Houdini history and other magic bric-a-brac

Potter & Potter’s magic auctions have covered some wide ground, including one-sheets from the golden age of magic and props and accessories once used by the late great Harry Blackstone, Sr. Their upcoming Spring Magic Auction promises to offer the same variety and quality of prestidigitation peculiarities, only this time, it’s all about Houdini. The …

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Christian Wedoy takes a deep breath before taking yours away

As a little experiment, I held my breath before starting the video below. Being a rotund chap with the cardiovascular fitness of an asthmatic sloth, I made it about thirty seconds in before I felt like I was going to die. Escapologist, illusionist, and deep diver, Christian Wedoy, on the other hand, manages to last …

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Dealt review: “a fascinating character study that never forgets the true cost at the heart of obsession”

Dealt wants you to know just how talented and how disciplined Richard Turner really is. In its opening moments, we see the self-professed “card mechanic” quietly going through a routine of sit-ups and weightlifting, his hand simultaneously thumbing through a deck of cards as naturally as you or I would breathe. We’re then whisked away …

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