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by Herb
April 23rd, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lectures in NYC: Michael Vincent & Will Houstoun
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Lectures in NYC: Michael Vincent & Will Houstoun

The S. A. M. Parent Assembly has two great upcoming lectures in New York City. Michael Vincent, Mon. May 2, 7 p.m. At Fantasma Magic. 421 7th Ave, 3rd fl. (West 33rd Street, off 7th Ave) This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world's leading close-up magicians. Will Houstoun, Fri, May 6...
by Herb
April 14th, 2016, 1:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Salute to Magic

The 107th Annual Salute to Magic, presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians, will be held Saturday, May 7 at Queens Theatre in New York. The show features an outstanding bill of award-winning magicians from the U. S. and abroad, including: John Lenehan Jania Taylor Jay Mat...
by Herb
March 30th, 2016, 2:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Show Thurs in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 954

Free Show Thurs in NYC

Hello, The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting "Magic in a New York State of Mind," a free show at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Thursday (3/31) at 6 p.m. The bill will feature performances by: George Schindler (Dean of the S. A. M.) Rene ...
by Herb
February 23rd, 2016, 10:57 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Cafe Edison closing
Replies: 10
Views: 3916

Re: Cafe Edison closing

Magicians in New York meet on Saturdays at Cafe Rustico, 25 West 35th Street, from approximately noon to 5 p.m. The spot is one block away from Tannen's magic shop and a couple blocks from Fantasma, so you can make the magic rounds all in one afternoon. The Magic Table, which had been meeting on Fri...
by Herb
January 29th, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Magic Show in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Free Magic Show in NYC

Hello Parent Assembly, #1 of the SAM is presenting a free show on Friday February 5. It includes performances by several top-notch local magicians and will be hosted by David Kaye. There will be great magic, mentalism, juggling and more. Please join us. Magic by Our Newest Members Friday, February 5...
by Herb
January 5th, 2016, 2:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC, Thursday, January 7
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC, Thursday, January 7

Hello Folks, The Parent Assembly of S. A. M will hold its annual auction this Thursday, January 7 at 8 p.m. at Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor, New York City. Anyone may attend the auction free of charge in order to bid on and purchase items (only members of the Assembly are eligible...
by Herb
November 28th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shoot Ogawa Lecture in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Shoot Ogawa Lecture in NYC

Hi Folks - Shoot Ogawa will lecture for Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. this coming Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m.. Shoot will be teaching the Ninja Rings and other signature effects. If you are a member of the national S. A. M. but not the Parent Assembly, admission is $20. If you are not an S. A. M....
by Herb
September 26th, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Lecture, October 2
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Ricky Smith Lecture, October 2

Friends - Ricky Smith will be lecturing Friday, October 2 for the Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians in New York. As many of you undoubtedly know, Ricky is widely respected for his sleight-of-hand technique with cards. His releases via Dan and Dave include videos on the Color Chang...
by Herb
September 2nd, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Upcoming Lectures at S. A. M Parent Assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Upcoming Lectures at S. A. M Parent Assembly

Hello Folks, Thought some might like to know that the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M., here in New York, has announced its first three lecturers for the year: Will Fern, Thursday, September 10 Ricky Smith, Friday, October 2 Shoot Ogawa, Friday, December 4 We're very excited by this diverse slate of ...
by Herb
July 8th, 2015, 2:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Show this Fri. in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Magic Show this Fri. in NYC

Hey Folks, If you're in the New York City area, please join us this Friday night for a free show with five great magicians: Siqi Wang, Rachel Wax, Mike Patrick, Don Swekoski, and Myron the Magnificent. All the details can be found via the link below. The show is in Manhattan in the East Village. The...
by Herb
June 11th, 2015, 11:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC

For anyone in the New York area, the Salute to Magic is tonight at the Players Theatre.
by Herb
June 4th, 2015, 11:10 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale: Smoke and Mirrors and Greater Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Books for sale: Smoke and Mirrors and Greater Magic

Hello Folks,

Books for sale at eBay: John Bannon's "Smoke & Mirrors" and "Greater Magic" (Kaufman and Greenberg edition), plus a couple other items.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/gotthevintagein ... pg=&_from=

best,

Herb
by Herb
May 21st, 2015, 1:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC

Hello - The 106th Annual SALUTE TO MAGIC will be presented at 7:30pm on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at The Players Theater at 115 MacDougal Street in New York City. The show will star comedy magician John Graham and Illusionist Jason Bishop and honors Jerry Oppenheimer as Magician of the Year 2015. Tick...
by Herb
May 20th, 2015, 2:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Open Mic in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Magic Open Mic in NYC

We are launching The Magic Salon, a magic open mic, Tuesday, May 26 at Holland House, from 7 to 9 p.m. 276 Fifth Avenue (at 30th Street) The open mic is designed to give magicians an opportunity to appear before an audience in order to develop new material, hone existing material, or just enjoy perf...
by Herb
May 5th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson,

The Pallbearers Review set has been sold.
by Herb
May 3rd, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson, etc.

The following books are for sale: The Pallbearers Review - three volume set, L & L - $225 Life Savers , by Michael Weber - $80 Williamson's Wonders - $45 Smoke and Mirrors , John Bannon - $59 The Magic of Francis Carlyle - $90 Greater Magic , Hilliard (Kaufman and Greenberg edition) - $235 The b...
by Herb
March 18th, 2015, 1:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine at New York Public Library, Monday
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: Blaine at New York Public Library, Monday

Here's my account of the talk which pretty much conforms to the one already posted with some different details. It's also more article-y in nature. As I say in the article, I thought the way that Blaine handled the protestors very much illustrated his strengths as a performer. http://www.herbsmagic....
by Herb
March 14th, 2015, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine at New York Public Library, Monday
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Blaine at New York Public Library, Monday

I don't think it's been mentioned here yet, that David Blaine is appearing Monday (3/16) at The New York Public Library as part of the Library's Live from the NYPL series. David will be interviewed by the NYPL Live's director Paul Holdengraber who previously interviewed Ricky Jay. Aside from the int...
by Herb
November 26th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Black Saturday" Sale in New York
Replies: 0
Views: 380

"Black Saturday" Sale in New York

Herb's Magic is presenting a "Black Saturday" sale on November 29 from noon to 5 pm at Cafe Rustico, the hang out spot for magicians in New York City. If you're in the area, please come on by. Here's more info: http://www.herbsmagic.com/black-saturday.html We have special (in-person only) ...
by Herb
October 1st, 2014, 2:25 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Free Show in New York, 10/2
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Free Show in New York, 10/2

The S. A. M. Parent Assembly in New York is presenting a free show, tomorrow night, October 2. The show will be held in the Goldwurm Auditorium of Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1425 Madison Avenue (corner of E. 98th Street). Full information is below: OCTOBER MAGIC-FEST SHOW Comedy, Juggling & Magic Thurs...
by Herb
September 28th, 2014, 6:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Ortiz, Dingle, Slydini, Williamson etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Books FS: Ortiz, Dingle, Slydini, Williamson etc.

Hello - Books for sale - Shipping is additional - media mail rates per book usually run around $3 to $5 (or cheaper with multiple books together). Please send an email to herb@herbsmagic.com for shipping and payment info. Cardshark , Darwin Ortiz, $95 (out of print, good condition - very small tear ...
by Herb
September 24th, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David and Leeman
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Interview with David and Leeman

Hey Folks - I was able to interview David and Leeman, the magic duo from "America's Got Talent," for the "Magic in New York" blog. They talk about their experiences on the show, thoughts in general about performing on TV, and why they like working together as a team, among other ...
by Herb
September 7th, 2014, 10:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ascanio's Knives, Leech's Cardsmanship, Hugard/Braue on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1044

Ascanio's Knives, Leech's Cardsmanship, Hugard/Braue on ebay

Hello - Check out these items added to ebay...more to be added soon Ascanio's World of Knives http://www.ebay.com/itm/181520024528?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Cardsmanship by Al Leech 17 cool tricks by the creator of Red Hot Mama http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cardsmanship-by-Al...
by Herb
August 24th, 2014, 12:06 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Things of magical interest in New York
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: Things of magical interest in New York

The Saturday magic group meets at Cafe Rustico, a pizza shop at 25 West 35th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Usually folks are there from around noon to 5, although it can go later than that. Also, check out A Taste of Magic, an evening of closeup magic with dining. http://www.atasteofmagic...
by Herb
July 24th, 2014, 1:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine's first live theatre show ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3833

Re: Blaine's first live theatre show ?

David Blaine performed a live show last week at an event for Microsoft's interns. Some photos and video from the event are part of a blog item I put together at:

http://www.herbsmagic.com/magic-in-new- ... tern-event
by Herb
July 17th, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage books, cards - plus a new blog
Replies: 0
Views: 426

Vintage books, cards - plus a new blog

Hello Folks - I have launched a site selling vintage books and playing cards, plus a small selection of new items, at: http://www.herbsmagic.com. All vintage items are 10% off over the next few days, through July 22. Use code: launch10. There's also a link to a new blog covering magic in New York, f...
by Herb
June 17th, 2014, 1:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 10560

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

I know that I'm being willfully idealistic about this, but it seems to me that the one place where conditions for viewing magic should be optimized is a magic convention. I think it's a significant problem that there are so few places these days where it is possible to view live magic directly. We a...
by Herb
June 15th, 2014, 12:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 10560

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

In response to the comments about video -- I guess this remark is about magic conventions in general, but I wish there was a way we didn't have to see the shows on video screens and that everyone could actually see what was happening on stage. To me a main point of going to conventions is to see liv...
by Herb
May 13th, 2014, 12:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic Show in NYC - May 17
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Salute to Magic Show in NYC - May 17

The Salute to Magic, the big annual show put on by the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. will be presented this coming Saturday, May 17 The bill includes: Jeff McBride Jay Scott Berry (also Master of Ceremonies) Devlin and David Oliver Sol Stone will be honored as Magician of the Year. Jeff McBride is...
by Herb
May 5th, 2014, 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Re: Show structure, Theme, Message, Framing...

It seems to me that the best thing would be to let go of the books at this point and start working a very small piece of what you have in mind on stage in front of an audience - I'm not sure if you actually have performed any of this material to a public audience yet, but if not, I think finding som...
by Herb
April 28th, 2014, 6:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Books • Vintage & New Cards for Sale [Link}
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Magic Books • Vintage & New Cards for Sale [Link}

Hello Folks - I have just launched a web site selling a selection of vintage magic books from 1919 onward. There also are numerous sealed decks of vintage playing cards from the late 70s or early 80s as well as some newer decks. All the items are pictured and described at: http://herbsantiques.weebl...
by Herb
April 27th, 2014, 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman publishing magic books again?
Replies: 45
Views: 10225

Re: Kaufman publishing magic books again?

Richard - I'm curious why one of Carl Jones's grandchildren wouldn't want Greater Magic reprinted. Is this something you can comment about?
by Herb
April 6th, 2014, 10:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Milson Worth, Block Go on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Milson Worth, Block Go on Ebay

For sale on Ebay: Milson Worth Block Go effect. Numerous photos are included on the Ebay listing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Milson-Worth-Bl ... 2a3acb5d32

Thanks for checking it out,

Herb
by Herb
October 11th, 2013, 12:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Brick of Original Steamboat 999s for Sale at Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Brick of Original Steamboat 999s for Sale at Ebay

I have a brick of original Steamboat 999 decks for auction at Ebay. The dozen decks come in the original "brick" box which is imprinted with the evocative Steamboat logo. Although the box originally must have held a dozen red Steamboat decks, this sale includes 9 red decks from the origina...
by Herb
March 17th, 2013, 12:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Incredibly Stinky Burt Wonderstone?
Replies: 60
Views: 5557

Re: The Incredibly Stinky Burt Wonderstone?

This movie had the potential to be a lot better than it was. It could have been a very funny satire along the lines of This is Spinal Tap, but the material is just way too out of touch with the genre it is attempting to poke fun at. The computer-generated tricks--as one example--set the movie in the...
by Herb
January 23rd, 2013, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Show in NYC, Thursday (Jan 24)
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Magic Show in NYC, Thursday (Jan 24)

Wanna see some cool magic tomorrow (Thursday, Jan 24)? Magic Extravaganza at Sidewalk Cafe, 9 pm 94 Avenue A at East 6th Street No cover charge, one-item minimum sidewalkny.com, 212-473-7373 Starring Rene Clement Matae Khristov Jordan Linker Myron the Magnificent and Bobby Torkova It'll be fun. Hope...
by Herb
August 24th, 2012, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Myronic! Final Performance - Sunday, Aug 26
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Myronic! Final Performance - Sunday, Aug 26

Hello Folks, Our run of Myronic! at The New York International Fringe Festival is coming to a close this Sunday, August 26 (noon, at the Players Theatre). In Myronic! Myron the Magnificent and the Lovely Vera perform a wide range of the bewildering illusions and effects that made them stars in Las V...
by Herb
August 3rd, 2012, 11:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Myronic! @ NY Fringe Festival, Starts August 11
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Myronic! @ NY Fringe Festival, Starts August 11

And, one more thing....production is directed by the fabulous Bob Fitch.
by Herb
August 3rd, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Myronic! @ NY Fringe Festival, Starts August 11
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Myronic! @ NY Fringe Festival, Starts August 11

Myronic! Starring Myron the Magnificent and the Lovely Vera - Performances Start August 11 as part of The New York International Fringe Festival After finding themselves kicked out of Las Vegas due to an unfortunate incident with their Flaming-Double-Sword-Vivisection, Myron the Magnificent and the...
by Herb
October 23rd, 2011, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic at the Library with Steve Cohen, Joshua Jay, Eric Jones, Todd Robbins
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Magic at the Library with Steve Cohen, Joshua Jay, Eric Jones, Todd Robbins

Steve Cohen, Joshua Jay, Eric Jones, and Todd Robbins will participate November 17 in Beyond Amazing: Creativity and Innovation in the World of Magic , a free event at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in New York. The panel discussion will focus on such questions as where new id...

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