Tannen’s Magic presents the ‘Pack Smart, Play Anywhere’ lecture by Bill Abbott

Top hat as an icon for magic

Top hat as an icon for magic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magician Bill Abbott has carefully constructed a lecture entitled Pack Smart, Play Anywhere as a means of teaching performing magicians exactly how they can create a quality show which can be easily packed and carried in a small, flat case. Abbott is bringing this successful lecture to Tannen’s Magic at 7:00 p.m. on June 12, 2012.

Highlights of the lecture include learning:

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Bill Abbott brings his ‘The Thing’ workshop to Tannen’s Magic

Top hat as an icon for magic

Top hat as an icon for magic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magicians traveling to New York would be wise to attend the popular workshop–The Thing–at Tannen’s Magic at 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2012. This special workshop is being led by Canadian magician Bill Abbott. Abbott is also a respected inventor of original magical effects and routines . . . including, but not limited to, the marvelous self-contained levitation illusion The Thing.

Now is the chance for workshop attendees to learn from the creator of this creative specimen of levitation, himself. In this highly customized workshop attendees will learn:

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The International Magic Experience offered first-rate magical experiences

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Casino logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The International Magic Experience was hosted by the Orleans Hotel & Casino May 21-23, 2012. The Orleans proved to be an excellent choice for the placement of this event considering both the large theater on premises . . . as well as the Orleans offering comfortable, well-appointed conference rooms. The spaciousness of the theater–and all of the generously-sized conference rooms–had been thoughtful amenities which were much appreciated by the event attendees as well as the many guest artists and/or performers present during this spectacular event.

The organizers of the International Magic Experience (IMX) promised “3 days of nothing but magic overload” and they successfully delivered on that promise. This reporter was on hand in order to offer exclusive media coverage during the entire run of event. Summed up in 6 words?

An abundance of magic was experienced.

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Michael Turco brings Magic and Mayhem to the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Hotel

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Hotel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magician Michael Turco can be found performing during his energetic stage show in the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood. Audiences might remember Turco from his sixth season appearance on the popular NBC television show America’s Got Talent. That talent has since arrived in Las Vegas and lucky ticket holders can catch Turco’s show–Magic and Mayhem–and experience an enjoyable afternoon of mystery and illusion.

Four talented dancers (Rachel Hall, Ashleigh Hunter, Shana Menkevich and Britne Lopez) open the show with a choreographed number which is pleasing and upbeat. Their dance routine successfully establishes the tempo of the show that is to come. Each of the dancers perform well as they provide visual interest on a relatively large stage.

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Top 5 Free Activities in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vacationing families or cash-strapped tourists running low on ideas for what to do for free entertainment in Las Vegas need look no further than some of the very casinos lining the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Many of the casinos offer tourist attractions in an effort to attract you to their properties. If you find yourself with some spare time or you wish to keep your children entertained, here are some suggested activities which are free and open to the public:

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Women in Magic Conference August 26 and 27 at the Red Jacket Beach Resort

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Map of the towns on Cape Cod. http://capecodhistory.us/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Women in Magic Conference will take place August 26 and 27 at the Red Jacket Beach Resort in beautiful South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. This Cape Cod event has been planned by women in the magic industry especially for women in the magic industry.

Magically inclined women will have a wide variety of activities to choose from during this exciting event which covers two days. Registration for the event runs $125.00. The event offers networking opportunities, goodie bags, panel discussions, lectures and stage performances with an eye towards appealing to–as well as being professionally beneficial for–women working within the magic industry.

Some of the performers that have been scheduled for the Women in Magic Conference:

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Top 5 things you might not know about Mac King

Brenda & Mac King

Brenda & Mac King (Photo credit: PhineasX)

How much do you know about Las Vegas magician Mac King? Here are some little known facts about the performer which headlines in one of the very few family-friendly shows available on the Las Vegas Strip:

  1. While performing his cut-and-restored rope routine, Mac severed the tip of his thumb. Badly injured, he tried to stop the bleeding. When that didn’t work, Mac asked if there was a doctor or nurse in the audience. A nurse did come forward and managed to stop the bleeding. King finished that show, as well as the one that followed, before going to the hospital in order to be treated for his injury.
  2. King graduated–in 1981–from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Macalester is a private liberal arts college. King attended the college on a National Merit Scholarship. Mac graduated–with Highest Honors–with a double major in Magic and Anthropology.

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David Copperfield’s Disappearing Inc. files lawsuit over unsatisfactory work

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A picture of illusionist David Copperfield. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An attorney representing magician David Copperfield’s company Disappearing Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Splashes Creative Services for work which has been found to be unsatisfactory.

Splashes Creative Services had been a privately incorporated company in Las Vegas, Nevada. Splashes Creative Services was dissolved in January according to the recent court paperwork on file. The company was owned by Shelly North. Splashes Creative Services offered stage hardware and equipment services. Splashes had been listed in the Construction category of Motion Picture Set Design & Construction. The company had allegedly been contracted to provide services on Musha Cay, David Copperfield’s island–part of the Exuma chain–in the southern Bahamas. Musha Cay is located 85 miles southeast of Nassau.

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Stefan Vanel performing in the Harmon Theater at Planet Hollywood

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West side of the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Parisian magician Stefan Vanel has moved to the Harmon Theater at Planet Hollywood. His recent move might have something to do with the two different ways his name is currently being spelled on promotional materials. He performed under his given name, Stephane Vanel, whilst headlining in The Magic of Paris at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Stefan began his magical career by accident. In his early days he worked as an underwear model for Armani. One day, whilst awaiting his turn on the catwalk, Vanel had been practicing flourishes with a pack of cards. When it came time for him to walk down the runway, there was no place to put his cards. Vanel quickly adlibbed a manipulative card routine which he performed as he walked down the runway. The audience response was so great that his accidental performance unexpectedly landed him a weekly television magic show–entitled Fun TV Magic–in Paris, France.

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