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Adam Trent shows off some solid sleight of hand skills

Adam Trent has been a busy fellow this winter. The original cast member for The Illusionists: Live on Broadway has been on the road with a solo show, which usually involves a gauntlet of interviews with local newspapers and morning talk shows. Today we’ve got an instance of the latter. Trent closed out December with …

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Kids react to close-up magic

Hiho Kids does a series of videos where kids are put into a new situation, like trying snacks from Israel or describing their parents to an illustrator. In the above clip, they meet magician Nash Fung, who talks to them a little about magic in between showing them tricks. Their reactions are pure delight and …

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This gadget fooled Penn & Teller. Now you can use it too.

J.C. Rodarte was disqualified from the FISM competition two decades ago because the judges thought he was using a stooge. Now, he’s gone public with exactly how he pulled off a trick so good it seemed like he was cheating, and the tool is impressive enough to net a win on Penn & Teller: Fool …

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Catalyst

Joel Greenwich has an impressive single-card color change available over at ArtofMagic that comes with a little something extra: good karma. Proceeds from the sale of Catalyst will benefit the M. K. Ghandi Institute for Nonviolence. Learn a slick trick with several variations, do your bit for world peace. Not bad for seven bucks.  Buy …

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Registration for Magic Live now open

Magic Live was supposed to be a one-time-only gathering, but registration for its 10th outing opens today at 12pm (PT). Alumni registration opened a few days ago, so 60% of the spots are already filled; if you want to attend, be sure to take a few minutes and sign up today.  Magic Live will take …

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Fugitive magician charged with theft, possession of “magic salt”

Earlier this week, Russian psychic, mentalist and magician Arseniy Karazhdaev was arrested for skipping bail. According to the local media, in his possession at the time of his arrest was a mysterious white powder. When asked to identify the substance for his audience of police officers, Karazhdaev  informed them it was “magic salt.”  Karazhaev was …

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The Definition of Magic: Method

There’s more to magic—and how to describe it—than just calling everything a ‘trick’. That’s why we’re highlighting and exploring important terms, concepts, and ideas every week with The Definition of Magic on GeniiOnline. Nearly everyone likely knows the trick where a magician saws their assistant in half. It’s a classic to the point of parody …

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Secrets behind David Copperfield illusion revealed to public due to lawsuit

A lawsuit against David Copperfield has forced the revelation of specific details behind one of his illusions to the public, according to a story by Associated Press via The Hollywood Reporter. The suit is a result of an accident which allegedly occurred back during a Copperfield performance in 2013. Gavin Cox was chosen at random to …

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Video: How magic changed TV

This hefty one-hour documentary is an excellent look into magic’s relationship with television. Featuring interviews with Richard Jones, Penn & Teller, Barry Cryer, David Berglas, among others, and showcasing footage of greats like Cardini and Tommy Cooper, How Magic Changed TV is an engaging look at televised magic from the days of the variety show …

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Patrick Kun plus Rodney Reyes equals two times the magic

Patrick Kun and Rodney Reyes are great magicians on their own, but when they team up, something special happens. They’ve collaborated on a bunch of Instagram short videos together, and Kun recently uploaded a longer edit featuring a handful of those compilations to YouTube. Kun and Reyes share shots conjured from thin air, mess with …

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