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by CraigMitchell
August 11th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton - TeePee No More
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Lance Burton - TeePee No More

"Regarding the “Tee Pee” Illusion I do not want to bury the lead. So let me say right here up front to those people who have expressed concern and were offended by my Native American number, I hear you. I am retiring the “Tee Pee” illusion and it will no longer be part of the show. I am sincere...
by CraigMitchell
August 6th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5494

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Be sure to speak to Tim Ellis who has done a large amount in this area including a one-man show about aspergers and magic.
by CraigMitchell
July 9th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Anyone have any insight into the Broadway tradition of disclosing occupancy & revenue figures ? It doesn't happen in the West End for example ...
by CraigMitchell
June 24th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Shop / Chinese Theme Park
Replies: 3
Views: 512

New Magic Shop / Chinese Theme Park

https://blooloop.com/news/lionsgate-theme-park-rides-retail-food/ "Now You See Me – Iong’s Magic Shop: Experience the mystery of magic at Iong’s Magic Shop and take home some magical souvenirs." "Now You See Me – Macau Night Markets: To create an immersive new world with a magical twi...
by CraigMitchell
June 8th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bucket list - The Retreat 2020, South Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Bucket list - The Retreat 2020, South Africa

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-conventions/the-retreat-2020/default.aspx "We're proud to announce that the 2020 Retreat will be held in Phinda, South Africa, on safari. You'll see, truly, some of the most influential magical artists in the world, alternating between luxury safari adven...
by CraigMitchell
May 29th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hans Klok back to Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Hans Klok back to Vegas

Hans Klok returns to Vegas - this time in the very intimate 400 seater “Thunder from Down Under” theatre at Excalibur ...

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertain ... p-1674330/
by CraigMitchell
May 27th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3286

Blaine overreaches in Europe ?

It seems Blaine’s promoters severely over estimated his commercial appeal in Europe ( or Ireland at least ) With 10 days to go - he has switched venues from the 10000 seat 3 Arena in Dublin to the 2000 seat Bord Gais Theatre. “Technical issues” is the official reason - but with tickets still readily...
by CraigMitchell
May 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Berglas MBE
Replies: 0
Views: 426

David Berglas MBE

David Berglas recently received his MBE for his enormous contribution to the art of magic. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1123961918996340736 https://twitter.com/MarvinBerglas/status/1124234042449199104 Congratulations to the one and only International Man of Mystery - David Berglas! A true ...
by CraigMitchell
May 1st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

And seems Mr Angel couldn’t resist a dig at his former employers Cirque ... Ever on the ball - their retort “Need an opening night invite? See what a full house looks like again?”” https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/criss-angel-fires-a-shot-at-cirque-as-r-u-n-is-a...
by CraigMitchell
April 30th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

In the sign of the times - Cirque's latest show is dropping the acrobatics, is down to just 75 minutes and promises to attract a different type of audience. https://www.latimes.com/travel/lasvegas/la-tr-travel-las-vegas-cirque-du-soleil-new-show-without-acrobats-20190430-story.html ---- “If you’re b...
by CraigMitchell
April 21st, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Tom, you have great insights into the industry & entertainment in general. You really should consider writing more about the trends.
by CraigMitchell
April 20th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Now thats funny!
by CraigMitchell
April 20th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Criss Angel has just interestingly announced the cancellation of all 930 pm performances. He blames his injured shoulder - but such an enormous reduction of ticket capacity ( so soon after opening ) and for the indefinite future - would appear that he, too, may be unable to sustain demand for two pe...
by CraigMitchell
April 11th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

On the developing entertainment landscape - Caesars are also overhauling the Colosseum following Celine's departure https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/makeover-coming-for-colosseum-at-caesars-on-las-vegas-strip-1637739/ Interestingly they are removing the fixed se...
by CraigMitchell
April 10th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

To play devils advocate - they are thronging to the night clubs and are "required to stand there the whole time" ;-)
by CraigMitchell
April 9th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9600

The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Good article on the state of Vegas entertainment ...

https://vegasunfiltered.blog/2019/04/08 ... HPVRaAxiD0
by CraigMitchell
April 7th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK

A few pics on Twitter et al - it's a massive production including the production of a Monster Truck! Comments seeming to be mostly positive all round: "@EhrlichBrothers interval - it’s completely OTT - completely cheesy- completely camp - I’m loving it! " https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3gCMZ...
by CraigMitchell
April 1st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Ehrlich Brothers - Wembley Arena UK

Can anyone in the UK shed light on the Ehrlich Brothers playing the Wembley Arena ? It's a 10000 seat arena ... they've reduced that to half-capacity, the show is on Saturday and there are hundreds of seats still available to buy. I'm assuming no one in the UK knows who they are ( compared to their ...
by CraigMitchell
March 30th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9045

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

The full USDA report - which contains multiple eye-witness and staff accounts - was extensively covered in 2005: https://www.today.com/news/why-did-tiger-attack-roy-horn-2D80555372 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/roy-horn-tiger-mauling-case-closed/ There is very little difference between this "new...
by CraigMitchell
March 30th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9045

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

No Richard, the allure of the imaginary cover-up certainly has the press excited. It's a non-event. @Leo - "Siegfried & Roy trainer blames showman for tiger attack: 'Roy’s not the only one that suffers'" is distasteful. 16 years post fact you run the TV show circuit and attempt to garn...
by CraigMitchell
March 30th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9045

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

This happened in 2003 - 16 years ago. How this is somehow "news" is bizarre ... and more specifically, what this animal handler stands to gain after all this time besides the salacious allure of a "cover-up" ... No one conclusively knows what caused the tiger to go off script. An...
by CraigMitchell
March 30th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine UK Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: David Blaine UK Tour

The show is INCREDIBLE. Go see it!
by CraigMitchell
March 17th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

Re: Any Blackpool Highlights ?

@Angelo - thanks so much for sharing! That looks fantastic!
by CraigMitchell
March 10th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hugo Wei passes
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Hugo Wei passes

FB is reporting the passing of Hugo Wei ... Hugo was a mainstay behind the scenes during the World Magic Seminar days.

Does anyone have any confirmed details?

So many people leaving us.
by CraigMitchell
February 24th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Caberet opens
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Magic Castle Caberet opens

Here's a fun one:

"Magicians Randy Pitchford, Gene Urban, and Jordan Gold (owner of Genii magazine)"
by CraigMitchell
February 23rd, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award
Replies: 14
Views: 2037

Re: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award

Thanks Andrew ... I've NEVER heard of the expression before. Seems to be most popular in the US ...
by CraigMitchell
February 23rd, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award
Replies: 14
Views: 2037

Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award

Really Vanish Magazine ? You called your award the Goat Award ? "Greatest of all Time Award" ... out of all the imaginary awards you can conjure up - that was the best title you could think of ? Unless of course this is just a big inside joke at Vanish? ( on a side note - i have heard good...
by CraigMitchell
February 19th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

Re: Any Blackpool Highlights ?

Thanks Ian!

Angelo's latest creation sounds intriguing!
by CraigMitchell
February 18th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

Re: Any Blackpool Highlights ?

>I take it you're not there?

As appealing as winter in Blackpool is - couldn't get the schedules to align this year ;-)

Interested if there were any standout performers or dealer items that had everyone abuzz ... ( besides the wristbands :D )
by CraigMitchell
February 17th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

Any Blackpool Highlights ?

Any Blackpool highlights this year?
by CraigMitchell
January 1st, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: 2018 In Review

Dustin - as always, your "year in review" is a much awaited highlight to finish off the year.

Thank you for putting this together.
by CraigMitchell
December 29th, 2018, 2:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Berglas MBE
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: David Berglas MBE

An incredible accomplishment and honour! What a fitting tribute to the international man of mystery.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... nours-list
by CraigMitchell
December 25th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dave Williamson reaps praise in Circus 1903
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Dave Williamson reaps praise in Circus 1903

'But the heartbeat of the show is David Williamson’s ringmaster Willy Whipsnade engages with the audience as well as his young volunteers in a manner that is warm, inviting, spicy, spiky and hilarious. He has the voice and charisma of US actor Sam Elliott. There is no higher praise." https://ww...
by CraigMitchell
December 12th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: AMA FISM club number

Brad,

You need the FISM card membership number ... not your AMA number in order to qualify for the reduced registration.
by CraigMitchell
December 12th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: AMA FISM club number

Hi Brad

You need to sign up for a FISM membership card. See here:

https://fism.org/fism-card/fism-card-request/
by CraigMitchell
December 4th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cruise Ship Entry-level fees
Replies: 0
Views: 636

Cruise Ship Entry-level fees

Hi all

Can anyone give some current benchmarks on what the entry level weekly salaries are for cruise-ship magicians ?

Thanks
by CraigMitchell
December 1st, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Death by Magic - DMC
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Death by Magic - DMC

DMC's Death by Magic series is now streaming on Netflix ...

https://www.netflix.com/title/80191074
by CraigMitchell
November 25th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Robinson Death
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Richard Robinson Death

Richard Robinson - one of the early pioneers of magic online - has also passed.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytim ... fVJgIXqS2Q
by CraigMitchell
November 10th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My Box Of Magic - creators needed :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: My Box Of Magic - creators needed :-)

If you haven’t watched the Kickstarter video - do so. Nicholas has assembled some great fresh ideas here - I hope the concept takes off.

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