The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Top hat as an icon for magic

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

Hollywood has granted another tip of the top hat to magic. Theater audiences have been granted another opportunity to view a film which features the art of performance magic. In a marked departure from the classic depiction of magic proffered in the 2006 release of both The Prestige and The Illusionist, Hollywood’s latest movieThe Incredible Burt Wonderstone–presents the world of magic in a manner that is decidedly more comedic.

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Cyril the Sorcerer vanishes 4 ton carbon footprint

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The carbon footprint as it is understood by people. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Making the world a greener place–one magic show at a time–is the heartfelt mission of environmental magician CJ May. Mr. May brings a unique, greening concept to his magic shows and presentations as his alter ego Cyril the Sorcerer. Recently CJ vanished a 4 ton carbon footprint
. . . and he is happy to include you in on the secret. For the improvement of the environment, as well as the planet, his “trick” is one in which the secrets are better shared.


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Magician Jeff McBride celebrates the third anniversary of The Wonderground

The Las Vegas Strip seen from the top of the R...

The Las Vegas Strip seen from the top of the Rio. The Strip is largely within Paradise. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


For the last 3 years, Jeff McBride has been charming audiences with his artistically unique Wonderground experience at The Olive, located on East Sunset Road. Jeff McBride brings talented magicians,
variety artists, body painters, musicians, burlesque stars, slam poets
and belly dancers together, as a diverse performance troupe, once per
month in order to showcase their multifaceted talents before receptive Las Vegas audience members . . . magicians and non-magicians, alike.


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Producer of ‘America’s Got Talent’ personally invites magicians to audition

Logo of America's Got Talent used during Seaso...

Logo of America’s Got Talent used during Seasons 2 and 3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Magic is big business . . . and big entertainment. No doubt the producers of NBC’s popular show America’s Got Talent have considered that popularity and Executive Producer Jason Raff has extended a personal invitation–to members of the magic community–to consider auditioning for America’s Got Talent, this season.

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Bill Abbott’s ‘Celebrity Smart Ass’ routine lifted by performer Markus Bender

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A simple graphic explaining the differences between plagiarism and copyright issues (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Magician Bill Abbott is the latest magician to deal with the fallout caused by the theft of intellectual property and copyright infringement. The magician was made aware of the fact that his entire routine–“Celebrity Smart Ass”–was being sold by Markus Bender under the new name “Ultimate Baby Gag.” The re-branded product is currently being sold on the SteMaRo Magic website.



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Comedy-magician Mac King offers free show tickets for veterans

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Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In consideration of Veterans Day, as a means of honoring those who are serving–or those who have already served–our country in military
service, Las Vegas comedy-magician Mac King has generously offered complimentary tickets to his popular show to all veterans and active military members until November 17.

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Jeff Civillico’s ‘Win-Win Entertainment’ to offer a star-studded benefit event

Fans of magician Nathan Burton might recognize the name Jeff Civillico. Jeff performs his feats of juggling prowess during the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show. Jeff also headlines the “Comedy in Action” show at the Imperial Palace. “Comedy in Action” is produced by none other than Nathan Burton, himself.

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