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Young magician enters IKEA, performs tricks, destroys products

IKEA has a reputation for stark minimalism, but the Swedish furniture giant just got even more minimalist thanks to the quick fingers and wit of Irish magician and mentalist, Joel M.  It’s a cute locale for a few cheeky sleight of hand tricks, including a fork-bending trick with a neat set up and a killer […]

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Dennis Watkins on the power of performing magic for a small audience

Dennis Watkins’ Magic Parlour is specifically tailored for a small audience of less than fifty people, and there’s a reason why: magic is much more powerful when you can see it up-close and personal for yourself. In our final video interview with Watkins, he talks about developing a parlour-type show in the heart of downtown […]

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Dennis Watkins on the evolution of The Magic Parlour

The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of mystery and illusion created by Dennis Watkins, specifically designed to cater to only a few dozen individuals at a time. While the show currently resides at the Palmer House in Chicago (the same venue where his House Theatre of Chicago is held), it wasn’t always that way. […]

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For Dennis Watkins, Chicago magic is all about the up-close and personal touch

When you think of Las Vegas magic, your mind immediately turns to the opulent stages and extravagant productions of the biggest names in the business. Chicago magic, however, is a bit different. In the second part of our interview with Dennis Watkins, he talks about his definition of Chicago magic, and the personal, collaborative process […]

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Rodney Reyes just posted this strange(r) thing to Facebook

The best thing about Stranger Things was that the 80’s throwback theme was so good it finally got magicians to stop stealing Hans Zimmer’s songs for their social media posts.  Jokes aside, this is a neat variation on the camera drop trick that’s been haunting Facebook as of late performed by killer close-up magician, Rodney […]

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