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Magic is for everyone, but everyone isn’t what it used to be

Hey, magicians, it’s us, your audience. We need to talk. We’d like to have a quick word with you about what you say and do while you’re on stage, out on the street, or wherever it is you ply your marvelous craft. Not the tricks themselves, but how you choose to present them. Before we …

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Dan & Dave celebrate their birthday with new card releases

Normally, people give you presents to celebrate your birthday, but the Buck twins, Dan and Dave, are doing things the other way around by releasing two new decks: Antler and Vintage Plaid No. 2.  Sounding like it came right out of an LL Bean catalog, the Antler deck is “born from the wild forests, rolling hills, …

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Here’s Alex McAleer reading the minds of an extremely polite couple in Norwich

Mentalist, mind reader, and committed “not psychic” Alex McAleer is currently touring the UK as part of the Champions of Magic. On April 1st, the Champions will be performing an April Fool’s Day show at the Norwich Theatre Royal. It’ll likely be a big theatrical, setpiece-driven show judging by their previous performances, but if you want …

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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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David Copperfield found negligent, but not liable for audience member’s injuries

David Copperfield has been found not liable for the injuries sustained by British tourist, Gavin Cox, during a performance in 2013. Cox was suing Copperfield, two of his companies, MGM Grand Hotel, and a construction firm for damages and after he was injured while taking part a performance. All parties, including Cox himself, were found …

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Performance artist offers a lesson about failure after calling off escape stunt

Any performer who undertakes an escape stunt is making a calculated risk. Sometimes, the challenges they set themselves might be a little outside their physical abilities. Sometimes, an act will fail. Belgian performance artist Mikes Poppe had to call off his stunt trying to free himself from a chain buried in a massive block of …

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Caleb Wiles to host new lecture at Montreal Magic Jam on February 6

The Montreal Magic Jam has been hosting lectures and breakout sessions for years now, and 2018 brings even more opportunities to learn. Caleb Wiles, who Penn Jillette called “so ******* good” back when he tried to fool them on their show in 2016, will kick off the year’s Jam sessions with a brand new lecture. …

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The Worst Show in Vegas is Kickstarting the Worst Deck of Playing Cards

The Worst Show in Vegas is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. I mean, yes, the show is about a fictional Austrian family with the last name of Worst, who performs a family-friendly magic show in the Hooters Casino Hotel, complete with accordion player and everything. The show itself is, however, actually very good (and …

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Spend your Lazy Sunday watching a very different side of David Copperfield in one of his first television specials

In the ’80s and ’90s, David Copperfield made a name for himself as a dark, brooding, mysterious figure who made the Statue of Liberty disappear, or asked viewers to play along with magic tricks at home. But back in the 1970s, Copperfield had a whole different energy about him that’s much more in line with …

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Meet the brother-sister duo who became magicians for America’s Got Talent

With international touring and a finalist title from America’s Got Talent, Kadan Bart Rockett and Brooklyn Rockett are already racking up an impressive resume. It would be solid for two grown-ups, but this brother-sister duo are just 12 and 10 years old. The Union Leader interviewed the magical siblings ahead of a show in Concord, …

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