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Michael Grandinetti show “Magic on the Cutting Edge” Receives Acclaim

Press Release LOS ANGELES, CA – January 14, 2019 – The response from audiences across the country to Michael Grandinetti’s magic is no illusion!  A successful fixture in theaters, casinos, with symphony orchestras, at sporting events, and for public and private events from coast to coast, Michael’s live touring show “Magic On The Cutting Edge” has just been named …

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Watch “Houdini’s Last Secrets” on The Science Channel

By Richard Kaufman Two episodes of this series have aired so far. Like most things done for the public on Houdini, it’s filled with questionable facts. The first episode is about revealing “the real secret” of Houdini’s Water Torture Cell. That secret has actually been published, but you would never (fortunately) know that from episode …

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The Latest in the British Magic Scene Every Week

Every week a fellow named Duncan Trillo publishes an update on all the latest magic around Great Britain on his website www.magicweek.co.uk. If you’re in the U.K., or planning to visit, there’s lots of great magic to see both live and on the telly.

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Hang Around with Neil Patrick Harris

Actor, singer, magician, past-president of the Academy of Magical Arts Neil Patrick Harris is a swell guy. Win this contest and you’ll get flown to New York to hang around with him at the zoo for the day! Only six days left to try your luck, ending on January 17.

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Dragon Sighting on TV

By Richard Kaufman The multi-talented (particularly for a reptile) Piff the Magic Dragon will be appearing on America’s Got Talent Champions on Monday January 14th at 8 pm on the NBC television network. AGT Champions is a spin-off of the normal AGT shows, and you can learn more about it and see a list of …

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How-To
Learn How to Make Your Own Ambiguous Arrow

By Richard Kaufman Have you heard of the optical illusion The Ambiguous Arrow? It makes your head hurt. Learn more about the background here. Here’s a video that demonstrates it and also reveals its workings. And here’s a video by Matt Pritchard that explains how you can make your own Ambiguous Arrow with the cardboard tube …

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MAGIC Live 2019

By Richard Kaufman Taking place in Las Vegas from August 4th through 7th, MAGIC Live is the largest magic convention in the United States, attracting 1400 attendees from around the world. For those of you who’ve hesitated, you’re in luck: it’s not sold out! Widely acclaimed, and always trying something different, convention organizer Stan Allen …

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Articles
1982 Magic With The Stars TV Special

By Richard Kaufman Have you ever had a recurring nightmare where people who have no business performing magic are suddenly on TV performing magic they have no business doing? Me, too. There were quite a few of those TV specials in the distant past. But thankfully, mercifully, this particular one-hour TV special from 1982 is …

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Pop Haydn channels Eddie Fechter with two fantastic tricks at the Magic Castle

The W.C. Fields bar at the Magic Castle is the perfect setting for Pop Haydn to perform Eddie Fechter’s hilarious “Eight to Twelve.” Swaying like he’s been helping himself to the stock, Haydn gets more and more intense as the trick goes on, eyeballing a hapless volunteer who cannot seem to accurately count the cards …

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A look at The Magic Castle’s estranged older sibling

You’ve no doubt heard us talk of the famed Magic Castle here on Genii Online. The private club has played host to a veritable who’s who of magical talent over the last half a century and is pretty much the center of the North American magical community. You already know this. What you might not know …

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