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Re: Broken Wand :: Mark Nelson

Many years ago, my wife and I moved into a tiny little apartment in Glendale, with T.C. Tahoe and Lesley on the top floor above us, and with Mark's door right next to ours on the bottom porch. Even though we knew each other before then, this was really the real beginning of a long lasting friendship...
by chipper
01/15/12 06:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Nelson: Rest Easy My Friend
Replies: 14
Views: 1861

Re: "BLiNK! - An Evening of Award-Winning Comedy & Magic!" opens DEC. 15th near Disneyland...

Hey gang! I've been given a special discount code for all my fellow magicians and variety friends to use. Good for you and your families and friends! CODE: CLBOGO (Buy one ADULT TICKET at full price, and receive a 2nd Adult Ticket for FREE! -- reservations must be made by phone in order to use the d...
by chipper
12/20/11 11:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "BLiNK! - An Evening of Award-Winning Comedy & Magic!" opens DEC. 15th near Disneyland...
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: "BLiNK! - An Evening of Award-Winning Comedy & Magic!" opens DEC. 15th near Disneyland...

Nice write-up on "BLiNK! - An Evening of Award-Winning Comedy & Magic!" at MAGIC.ABOUT.COM. Please check it out, and visit the website for video, pix, reviews, and more! <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://magic.about.com/b/2011/11/17/chipper-lowells-blink-to-open-on-december-15...
by chipper
11/19/11 08:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "BLiNK! - An Evening of Award-Winning Comedy & Magic!" opens DEC. 15th near Disneyland...
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

"BLiNK! - An Evening of Award-Winning Comedy & Magic!" opens DEC. 15th near Disneyland...

Now in its 4th year of touring performing arts centers, "BLiNK! - AN EVENING OF AWARD-WINNING COMEDY & MAGIC!", will begin a special engagement on Dec. 15th, in Anaheim, CA! The beautiful 900 seat venue, "Battle Of The Dance Theater", is located on Harbor Blvd. - Just two blo...
by chipper
11/19/11 04:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "BLiNK! - An Evening of Award-Winning Comedy & Magic!" opens DEC. 15th near Disneyland...
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Wally Boag: 1920 - 2011

Growing up in this 'biz' I was drawn to those solo acts who just 'owned' the stage. Wally was certainly among them. I watched him as much as I could, because for me it was all about the timing, the beats within a joke or phrase - and learning to 'read' the audience continuously as you performed. Wal...
by chipper
06/08/11 03:03 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wally Boag: 1920 - 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Chuck & Jan Jones

Chuck will be on the 6 o'clock news on NBC to get the word out. Sorry for the late notice. L.A. area.
by chipper
01/04/11 10:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chuck & Jan Jones
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Chuck & Jan Jones

Did a show with Chuck & Jan 2 days after Xmas. Chuck is devastated to say the least. Not just illusions, but costuming, etc. These aren't 'store-bought' as you know, but original creations or at least built by Chuck himself. Big thanks to David Zirbell, Les Arnold, and Richard Burr, who let Chuc...
by chipper
01/04/11 10:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chuck & Jan Jones
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: 2010 In Review

Dustin!

Thanks so much. Fantastic read, as always! :)

My favorite line was Jay appearing on the "...white-wine-soaked section of the set of NBCs Today Show. LOL!

A VERY Happy New Year to you, my friend! See you soon!

Chipper :)
by chipper
01/02/11 06:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2010 In Review
Replies: 22
Views: 9437

BLiNK! - An Incredible Evening of Award-Winning Magic! - Modesto & Carmel

BLiNK! - An Incredible Evening of Award-Winning Magic! The show stars comedy magician, Chipper Lowell, and features a trio of guest artists, including Oscar Munoz, Jade, and the illusions of Murray Hatfield & Teresa. A wonderful full-evening production where comedy & magic collide! March 26...
by chipper
03/25/10 05:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BLiNK! - An Incredible Evening of Award-Winning Magic! - Modesto & Carmel
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Re: Sad Tom Mullica News

I want to wish you a solid recovery, Tom. You're one of the best, and it's been a pleasure to see you perform over the years. Made a point to catch your Skelton show years ago, and it was truly 'dead on'. Really great and moving. And of course you were a pleasure to chat with after the show. : ) I w...
by chipper
02/21/10 03:59 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Tom Mullica Update
Replies: 65
Views: 9475

Re: How do YOU open a Zippo?

Bill is an idol of mine from way back. My background, like his, came from traveling on the road with various circuses. We share the same goal of blending a variety of mediums together, and his "Regard of Flight", "Fool Moon", and "Largely New York" were wonderful pieces...
by chipper
01/14/09 11:24 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: How do YOU open a Zippo?
Replies: 14
Views: 2195

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

beEGOve
by chipper
10/24/08 05:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125403

Re: So...what is a magician?

LOL
by chipper
10/07/08 12:26 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So...what is a magician?
Replies: 43
Views: 3142

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

The article is from Mike Weatherford, who is actually a pretty honest and straitforward columnist in Vegas for many years now. He pretty much "tells it like it is" in his articles, columns, interviews, and reviews. QUOTE: "Imagine if we could reinvent magic like (Cirque du Soleil) rei...
by chipper
10/06/08 05:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125403

Re: So...what is a magician?

I feel in some ways the answer is simpler than we think it is, because we could ask the same question of other types of artists. For instance, when do you call a dancer a dancer? When they've studied the craft and are fully dedicated to the pursuit and performance of it. Fully understanding the tech...
by chipper
10/06/08 04:37 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So...what is a magician?
Replies: 43
Views: 3142

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

That's exactly my point. I wonder out loud how Valentino justifies what he is doing. Is it the "Since I'm not performing anymore, why not?" attitude? Or the "No one has done this before, and since someone out there is bound to do it at some point, why shouldn't I cash in on it?" ...
by chipper
10/04/08 05:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 20182

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

It's a shame that people like Valentino enjoy tearing down instead of building up. Not only is there zero respect for some of the secrets of magic, there is also ZERO respect to regard it as an artform. Every description on the show is done with total disdain, as if magicians are "ripping off&q...
by chipper
10/03/08 08:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 20182

Re: A Studio Of Magic..

Happened to be in town and stopped by Tony Clark's new studio for his opening party. Was very surprised at how nice the venue turned out! Complete with a side office along with a 'mini-theater' for a small audience and a good sized stage, slightly larger than the Parlour at the Castle. Including pro...
by chipper
09/29/08 03:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Studio Of Magic..
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Magic Magazine: 10 Funniest Magicians

Marvin, thanks for the kind words. Wow! : ) Truly, it was nice surprise just to be mentioned in the top 31, but REALLY, as Biro and others have stated "Get 10 different people to pick the 10 best of anything and you will get 10 different lists." All very, very true. As was Dustin's comment...
by chipper
05/24/08 05:10 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Magic Magazine: 10 Funniest Magicians
Replies: 26
Views: 7058

Re: NPH on Ellen

Must agree with Kaufman - If parents can't handle that with a simple explanation, then they must freak out with what's shown in commercials, cartoons, news, etc. on a DAILY BASIS. Ellen is not a "kiddie" show, and she sometimes has guests talking about very adult issues in addition to her ...
by chipper
04/27/08 02:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Patrick Harris on Ellen
Replies: 28
Views: 6609

Re: Watch the First Episode of Celebracadabra Now!

only said with tongue in cheek. : )
by chipper
04/27/08 01:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Watch the First Episode of Celebracadabra Now!
Replies: 46
Views: 7347

Re: Magic Magazine: 10 Funniest Magicians

WOW! So NICE to hear about Lovecraft after all these years! I remember him fondly and had the chance for several seasons to watch several of his shows on a daily basis. By the way, he had enough material that he would actually change it up, knowing that there would be instant "fans" who wa...
by chipper
04/25/08 03:15 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Magic Magazine: 10 Funniest Magicians
Replies: 26
Views: 7058

Re: Watch the First Episode of Celebracadabra Now!

Richard, you stated: "Saying that women make better magicians is like stating that they make better musicians." Actually they probably DO make better magicians AND musicians. Why are there not more of them pursuing those particular fields? -- Because maybe they're smart enough to know just...
by chipper
04/25/08 03:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Watch the First Episode of Celebracadabra Now!
Replies: 46
Views: 7347

Re: NPH on Ellen

Yep, that was Ed assisting. Great spot! Hope it brings a ton of memberships to the Castle. Thanks Neil!



Chipper : )
by chipper
04/25/08 02:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Patrick Harris on Ellen
Replies: 28
Views: 6609

Re: Just How Bad is Criss Angel's Press?

Although it's mentioned in one of the articles that Cirque is "stuck" with Criss, in that they can't get rid of him during the run, I really think that's highly unlikely. Criss isn't the one investing the supposed $100 Million in the production and you don't simply throw a $100 million at ...
by chipper
04/25/08 02:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Just How Bad is Criss Angel's Press?
Replies: 15
Views: 2177

Re: NBC announces "Merlin" - in new lineup

Cable shows work for mainly two important reasons: 1.) Unlike the "Major Networks" (which are referred to in the business as "Class A Networks"), most cable networks are only buying the rights to AIR a show, not own it outright. The majority of the shows on NBC, CBS, ABC, etc...a...
by chipper
04/04/08 12:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NBC announces "Merlin" - in new lineup
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Pete Biro - August 2007 Genii

Hey Pete! Needless to say I'm a BIG FAN of yours! You probably don't know it but you were one of a small group who I watched intently many moons ago when I was starting out. Just read your post about the Cary Grant routine. GREAT! Hope we get a chance to see each again soon! Been too long. All the b...
by chipper
04/03/08 01:57 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Pete Biro - August 2007 Genii
Replies: 17
Views: 4349

"BLiNK!" show with Top Magic Stars! APRIL 12 & 13

"BLiNK! - An Incredible Evening of Award-Winning Magic!" comes to southern California! Seats are going fast for the two, southern California, performance dates for "BLiNK! " This live stage production brings together some of the top artists in the field of magic from around the ...
by chipper
03/26/08 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "BLiNK!" show with Top Magic Stars! APRIL 12 & 13
Replies: 0
Views: 348

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