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5 new year’s resolutions every magician should try to keep in 2018

The new year has just begun, which means you’ve probably given a thought or two to resolutions you’ll hope to keep, like finally fixing that closet door that sticks or exercising more. Those are great aspirations, but in the latest issue of Vanish Magic Magazine, Nick Lewin has five great resolutions magicians should adopt as …

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You can help Kickstart a reprint of Erdnase’s masterwork on card tricks

S.W. Erdnase’s The Expert at the Card Table is one of the best books out there for aspiring magicians who want to work on their sleight of hand. Now, there’s a Kickstarter project from card expert Joe Crist and photographer Rosa Polin to republish the volume. Their version will include 101 photographs to help students …

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Adam Trent brings his floating table to the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston

No, the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA doesn’t actually float (at least it doesn’t anymore after the boat burned down in 1927), but that hasn’t stopped Adam Trent from connected a few dots with his magic routine. He’s in Boston for a show next week, and took some time out of his busy …

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Appearing this week at the Magic Castle: Hannibal’s hanging out in the W.C. Fields Bar

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: I could listen to Hannibal talk about anything. If you’re going to the Magic Castle this week, you’ll be able to watch him work his “unique inspirational theater” in the W.C. Fields Bar.  Performances take place every evening from May 14 – May 20 unless otherwise …

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Watch Matthew Laslo do card tricks with a drone on The Amazing Magicians

Matthew Laslo may be one of the youngest magicians to hit the international circuit, and now we get to see the results. He’s shared the video of his performance on The Amazing Magicians, the Chinese reality show that reaches hundreds of millions of viewers, to his Facebook page. With so much moxie and stage presence …

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Appearing this week at the Magic Castle: The best magic acts out of Japan

The Palace of Mystery is being taken over this week by four of the best magic acts out of Japan. On Monday and Tuesday, you can see the operatic stylings of recent Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Shimada: Joining him in the Palace (and performing the rest of the week) are the comedy duo Caramel Machine: …

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Weekly Puzzle Solution: Erika’s choice

Welcome to GeniiOnline’s Weekly Puzzle, powered by Art of Play! We’ll bring you a new puzzle every Monday, then publish the solution on Tuesday.  In case you missed it yesterday, here’s the puzzle. Now, on to the solution! Erika is thinking of the 6 of spades. Both Natalie and Dave know what cards exist. When …

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Meet Pauline Kong: Nurse, magician, and philanthropic superhero

She sounds like the superhero we need: mild-mannered nurse by day, brilliant stage magician by night. Fortunately for Canada, Pauline Kong isn’t the stuff of comic books. She works as an ICU nurse, inspired to follow a career in health care after a serious illness as a child. But Kong is also a magician and …

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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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How the Yankee Gathering is Keeping the Spirit of Magic Collecting Alive

The New England Magic Collectors Association’s (NEMCA) bi-annual convention, The Yankee Gathering, is one of the last magic collectors’ meetups still around and it’s in a tight spot. Like Houdini, the community of magic collectors is in proverbial box filling up with water, but don’t be too alarmed; every good escape artist knows how to …

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