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Re: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic

From International Business Times in the UK:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/40979 ... attack.htm
by Nicholas Carifo
11/29/12 09:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic
Replies: 71
Views: 11402

Columbus Magi-Fest is Back! -- Jan 24 - 26, 2013

Just received an official announcement today from Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin who are leading the team keeping the Columbus Magi-Fest Alive! The dates are Jan 24-26, 2013. The website to register: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magifest.org/">http://www.magifest.org/</a><!-- m --> Se...
by Nicholas Carifo
08/13/12 04:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Columbus Magi-Fest is Back! -- Jan 24 - 26, 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Pepper's Ghost Goes Viral d/t "Tupac Hologram" at Coachella Music Festival

Rapper Tupac Shakur returned from the grave, via a high-tech version of "Pepper's Ghost", to perform onstage with Snoop Dog this week at the Coachella Music Festival in the California Desert. The video of the startling performance quickly went viral on You-Tube resulting in a plethora of m...
by Nicholas Carifo
04/18/12 05:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pepper's Ghost Goes Viral d/t "Tupac Hologram" at Coachella Music Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Clown Magic Video

Ian Kendall wrote:Bonobo? He named his clown after a group of randy apes?


lol... typo. The clown's name in the original 1950's run was Bonomo, named for Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, the sponsor. Not sure if Randi's version carried over the clown name, tho I believe the sponsor was the same.
by Nicholas Carifo
04/17/12 07:18 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Clown Magic Video
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Clown Magic Video

James (The Amazing) Randi actually starred as a later incarnation this show... Bonobo "The Magic Clown and he discusses it here:

http://itricks.com/randishow/?p=30
by Nicholas Carifo
04/17/12 07:17 AM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Clown Magic Video
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: The Columbus Magi-Fest is No More

As a loyal attendee myself, I looked forward to the Magi-Fest each year more than Christmas... Even as a kid! This morning, my email was full of friends shocked and saddened by this announcment. My friend Ray Lucas put it best: "It's like a death in the family". And that's what my experien...
by Nicholas Carifo
03/13/12 05:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Columbus Magi-Fest is No More
Replies: 24
Views: 2674

TABMAN TABLES / TABMAN USA Magic Business For Sale - d/t sudden illness of current owner

<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tabmantables.com">www.tabmantables.com</a><!-- w --> Due to sudden illness, The Witkowskis, the current owners of Tabman Tables and the Tabman USA line of magic products have reluctantly put the business up for immediate sale. Ray & Debbie Witkowski...
by Nicholas Carifo
09/09/11 07:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TABMAN TABLES / TABMAN USA Magic Business For Sale - d/t sudden illness of current owner
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Vice President Biden... Rockin' the French Drop :)

Love this! The Vice President rockin' the french drop fora 3 year old :)

http://video.aol.com/video/3-year-old-t ... e_facebook
by Nicholas Carifo
01/10/11 08:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vice President Biden... Rockin' the French Drop :)
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Larry Bruno - Magician & Joe Namath's Football Mentor - Passed Away at Age 88

Larry Bruno was a famous high school football coach AND a talented magician from Beaver Falls, PA. He was Joe Namaths mentor and HS Coach, and garners plenty of print in biographies of Mr. Namath. As an amateur magician, Bruno was one of the 8 founders of "The Mystic Magicians of Beaver Valley&...
by Nicholas Carifo
12/30/10 03:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Larry Bruno - Magician & Joe Namath's Football Mentor - Passed Away at Age 88
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Re: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"

According to David Sandy's website... booked on that cruise, so presumably on the ship now are among many others: Rich Bloch, Stan Allen, Kalin and Jinger, Bob Sheets, Shoot Ogawa, Christopher Hart, Martin Lewis, Danny Cole, Chipper Lowell, Chad Long and of course David Sandy. I'm sure we have count...
by Nicholas Carifo
11/09/10 10:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"
Replies: 50
Views: 5883

Re: Recommended portable table?

Above, Steve mentions his past experience with a particular Tabman Table, apparantly not being study. I do not own the table in question, however, for anyone interested, I was speaking the other day to Ray Witkowski, the new owner of the Tabman Tables line for the past few years who does a fantastic...
by Nicholas Carifo
10/02/10 09:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended portable table?
Replies: 31
Views: 5606

TED Talk with tips to any industry without copyright protection... and magic is mentioned.

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.wimp.com/freeculture/">http://www.wimp.com/freeculture/</a><!-- m --> The link above is to a video of a TED Talk directly related to the fashion industry, which apparantly like magic, has no copyright protection and designs can be legally copied. The TE...
by Nicholas Carifo
06/03/10 04:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TED Talk with tips to any industry without copyright protection... and magic is mentioned.
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: What is the policy on "Exposure?"

My definition of exposure is presenting magical secrets to people who haven't specifically bought a book or video, or gone into a magic shop, in order to see them. The Masked Magician is exposure. Books and magic sets for the lay public are not. I like Richard's definition. Succinct and to the poin...
by Nicholas Carifo
01/09/10 12:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is the policy on "Exposure?"
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

MDA Telethon - Any Magicians Scheduled this Weekend?

Anyone know if there are any magicians scheduled to appear on teh Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon this Labor Day Weekend... and what general times?

Nick
by Nicholas Carifo
09/06/09 04:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MDA Telethon - Any Magicians Scheduled this Weekend?
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Disneyland's Main Street Magic Shop in Jeopardy...

Richard is correct, a year ago there indeed was quite a lot of magic for sale in the Main Street Magic Shop. Not advanced stuff mind you, but lots of actual magic effects and items. Regarding demonstrators.... back when DisneyWORLD in Florida had a magic shop, a magician freind of mine, Rich Howard ...
by Nicholas Carifo
08/31/09 08:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disneyland's Main Street Magic Shop in Jeopardy...
Replies: 20
Views: 1932

Disneyland's Main Street Magic Shop in Jeopardy...

One of my favorite memories of my early magic career was visiting the Main Street Magic Shop at Disney World in Orlando as a child. That shop is now gone, but I always enjoyed the fact that Disneyland in Anaheim continued the tradition of it's "Main Street Magic Shop", but now this too see...
by Nicholas Carifo
08/28/09 05:51 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disneyland's Main Street Magic Shop in Jeopardy...
Replies: 20
Views: 1932

Re: Magic Live! Day 1

Also of note... that opening miss-introduction of Richard Kaufman instead of stan allen was a recorded intro by David Copperfield, who previously introduced himself by saying: "Sorry I couldn't be there with all you magicians at MagicLive, but I am currently walking the sugar-sand beaches of Co...
by Nicholas Carifo
08/21/09 03:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Live! Day 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: The Great Buck Howard

I have no idea, Bill. But the movie was apparantly influenced by Kreskin, but not a biography of the actual Kreskin. No need to stick by any facts whatsoever. It's fiction influenced by Kreskin.
by Nicholas Carifo
07/29/09 01:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Great Buck Howard
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: The Great Buck Howard

Rented it last night. Loved it. Yes it played in the theatres here in LA anyway for about a month this past winter. Im happy to finally have seen it and am also going to purchase it. The character was inspired and somewhat based on Kreskin, but this is not a Kreskin biopic. So whether or not Kreskin...
by Nicholas Carifo
07/28/09 08:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Great Buck Howard
Replies: 16
Views: 795

This is Fantastic -- Optical Illusion Girlfriend

Optical Illusion Girlfriend... Based on you know what...

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a91eiu_e ... re=channel
by Nicholas Carifo
07/08/09 06:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This is Fantastic -- Optical Illusion Girlfriend
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Michael Jackson and "The Lean"

Yes.. this has been talked about all week on magic forums. I posted a link here earlier this week under "buzz" on Genii to a FOX news story revealing the illusion and patent diagrams. Heres that link again: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/entertainment/music/...
by Nicholas Carifo
07/04/09 07:19 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Michael Jackson and "The Lean"
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Fox exposing magic again... sort of ... revealing MJ's "Dance Lean"

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/entertainment/music/dpgo_michael_jackson_smooth_criminal_lean_lwf_062909_2621894">http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/entertainmen ... 09_2621894</a><!-- m --> Fox LA just ran this story revealing the lean illusion, diagrams and explanations from...
by Nicholas Carifo
07/01/09 06:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fox exposing magic again... sort of ... revealing MJ's "Dance Lean"
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Re: Is it in the Water? RIP - Fred Travalena

ok, this needs to stop and take a break already. Too many talented people all at one time.

Fred Travelina was one very talented man.

Nick
by Nicholas Carifo
06/29/09 11:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is it in the Water? RIP - Fred Travalena
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Magician Uri Geller speaks out on Michael Jackson's Death

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://omg.yahoo.com/news/michael-jacksons-best-friend-suspects-stress-led-to-cardiac-arrest/24344">http://omg.yahoo.com/news/michael-jacks ... rest/24344</a><!-- m --> From US Magazine Online: "Michael Jackson's close friend Uri Geller still can't fathom tha...
by Nicholas Carifo
06/26/09 12:02 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. Michael Jackson
Replies: 126
Views: 12403

Re: America's Got Talent

Drew Thomas deserves any recognition he gets from AGT.. it was a nice surprise seeing him there. I haven't seen him in many years but Drew and I were two of many teenage magicians who would put together illusions each year to perform in the stage contests at the Columbus Magi-fest. They were fun day...
by Nicholas Carifo
06/25/09 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Tabman Magic, the book

"Tabman Tables" and props have always been some of the highest quality props built for magicians. As Tabby Crabb mentions in the website linked above, all of the Tabman Tables and props are still available at the same high quality standards from TABMAN TABLES ( <!-- w --><a class="postlink...
by Nicholas Carifo
06/05/09 11:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tabman Magic, the book
Replies: 16
Views: 2180

Re: David Carradine :: RIP

A David Carradine/Magic Castle Anecdote from the Associated Press Obituary: Full Article Here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gtLjW61Ww5Z32FjMC3hNzRZo5F1wD98K5K0G0">http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... wD98K5K0G0</a><!-- m --> -----------...
by Nicholas Carifo
06/04/09 09:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Carradine :: RIP
Replies: 30
Views: 2413

Vegas this week - Any Lecturer at Darwins Club at Boomers this week?

Does anyone know if there is a magic lecturer scheduled to be at Boomers (Gary Darwins Magic Club) this wednesday in Las Vegas?

Nick
by Nicholas Carifo
04/26/09 03:06 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Vegas this week - Any Lecturer at Darwins Club at Boomers this week?
Replies: 0
Views: 592

Re: Las Vegas Magician Lance Burton to Appear on Starz Original Series Head Case April 17

:) Ah well... :)

Other than that definition... I have no idea why they would describe Lance as infamous...
by Nicholas Carifo
04/15/09 10:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Las Vegas Magician Lance Burton to Appear on Starz Original Series Head Case April 17
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Las Vegas Magician Lance Burton to Appear on Starz Original Series Head Case April 17

Tom Frame wrote:"...infamous Las Vegas Magician Lance Burton."

Infamous? Why infamous? Has he been engaging in some sort of nastiness?



Here's Why In-Famous:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egLjBsK9 ... re=related
by Nicholas Carifo
04/15/09 12:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Las Vegas Magician Lance Burton to Appear on Starz Original Series Head Case April 17
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Copperfield on CMA

Among Copperfield fans, they may consider it (the magic of abc) to be his first special, but my point... ...is that he didn't and he felt it was so bad that he thought he would never get another shot on TV again. I think the way David felt about this show is the same way he felt about Terror Train....
by Nicholas Carifo
04/12/09 03:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on CMA
Replies: 33
Views: 5405

Re: Copperfield on CMA

=Steve Pellegrino The Magic of ABC was "technically" David's first special. He actually doesn't count it as such (he may now, but years ago he didn't). The Magic of ABC, is popularly considered Copperfield's first Special.. However, there is an earlier special that can "arguably"...
by Nicholas Carifo
04/11/09 02:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on CMA
Replies: 33
Views: 5405

Re: Atlantic City

Catch the new Paul Kozak show at the Tropicana:

Thread Here:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubb ... Post183914
by Nicholas Carifo
01/05/09 10:55 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Atlantic City
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Del Ray (Delbert Raymond Petrosky)

I wish I could say I had a close relationship with Del Ray, but I did not ever have the opportunity to get to know him that well. I did however run to see him perform at any chance I got. I can remember the first time I saw him perform at the Columbus Magifest when I was kid. His close up was legend...
by Nicholas Carifo
01/04/09 07:07 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Del Ray (Delbert Raymond Petrosky)
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Del Ray (Delbert Raymond Petrosky)

Ben, At the moment there is no official video for sale of Del Ray...yet. There IS however a major dvd/book project in the works, I understand. Being that Del Ray is from my hometown of Pittsburgh, all of us from there who grew up in his magical shadow are anxiously awaiting this new project to be re...
by Nicholas Carifo
01/04/09 03:21 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Del Ray (Delbert Raymond Petrosky)
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Paul Kozak in Atlantic City

A press release was issued this past November announcing Kozak's Five Year Deal at the Trop. Here's an excerpt of the release that I posted on The Greater Pittsburgh Magic Network (Kozak's Hometown) in November: ---------------------------------------------- "Kozak Signs Five Year, Five Million...
by Nicholas Carifo
12/30/08 03:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Kozak in Atlantic City
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

The show is a nothing, and at best, it's worthy of being ignored... like a crying toddler just looking for attention. I wouldn't have even known it was on if it were not for posts about it here. And, even then, I didn't watch it. I have no interest in the show and don't care what he does. And that's...
by Nicholas Carifo
10/06/08 10:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 20124

Re: Words that a Magician Should Never Utter in Front of Laymen

In todays internet-google-happy environment... I suggest all magicians refrain from uttering ANY ACTUAL NAME OF A MARKETED EFFECT while performing. To say, "I'll show you a trick called MYSTERIO", just invites the google-crowd to find it easily in seconds. Even if it does not reveal the ef...
by Nicholas Carifo
09/20/08 05:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Words that a Magician Should Never Utter in Front of Laymen
Replies: 78
Views: 5575

Re: Breaking news - Criss Angel Delayed Again - WHAT A FARCE !

In the meantime... for those wanting a NEW magic fix in Vegas... JEFF MCBRIDE, just debuted in his own new show at the Palace Station called "Magic at the Edge". It's only been up a couple weeks. I'm excited to be checking it out next week myself. I also understand Jeff has organized a fri...
by Nicholas Carifo
09/05/08 03:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking news - Criss Angel Delayed Again - WHAT A FARCE !
Replies: 57
Views: 3988

Re: New Magic Cruise 2009 Just Announced!

For years I have heard over and over about the high quality of David Sandy's events... his past conventions and especially the past Magic Cruises. It's been a number of years but I'm glad to see he decided to get another bird and another cage... and "do it again" :) I hope to be able to at...
by Nicholas Carifo
09/05/08 04:51 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Cruise 2009 Just Announced!
Replies: 4
Views: 777
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