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by Herb
March 28th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC

Hello Folks - This is tonight. Hope some folks can make it. There will be performances by Richard Cohn, Mark Mitton, George Schindler and myself that illustrate our conversation about the history of magic at Coney Island.
by Herb
March 23rd, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.

An update, Krystyn Lambert is now included in the cast of The Salute to Magic (April 14 at the Haft Theater, West 27th Street in NYC).

This is a rare chance to see Krystyn perform in New York. Hope to see you there.

www.salutetomagic.com
by Herb
March 17th, 2018, 11:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.

This year's Salute to Magic show has a bill of amazing talent which includes: Harrison Greenbaum, Elliot Zimet, Mike Bent, John Bundy & Morgan and Keith Nelson . I'm sure these folks are familiar to most of you here, but they include magicians who have appeared on America's Got Talent , and Penn...
by Herb
March 7th, 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 286

The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC

Friends - Richard Cohn, Mark Mitton, George Schindler and myself will participate in a free event, March 28, looking at the history of Magic at Coney Island. The event will feature performances inspired by notable magicians who performed in the realm of Coney Island's escapist shores, as well as con...
by Herb
March 2nd, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2

Hope to see some folks at the lecture tonight, at Fantasma. The lecture will be held after the S.A.M. Parent Assembly meeting. Doors open to public/nonmembers at about 7:45 p.m.
by Herb
February 26th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2

Please note that Xavier Spade will lecture in New York, this coming Friday, March 2 at Fantasma Magic at 8 p.m. in an event presented by the Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians. Spade has become known in the underground magic scene in New York, where he is the proprietor of Lost ...
by Herb
January 30th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)

Hello Folks - Just a reminder that the Parent Assembly/S.A.M. Magic Auction is scheduled for this Thursday, February 1, 8 p.m. at Fantasma magic. We've pulled in some specially donated items and also expect a wide range of tricks, books, videos etc. from our members will be auctioned. Everyone is we...
by Herb
January 12th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)

The magic auction presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the S.A.M., in NYC, which had been postponed due to weather, has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 1. There will be a wide range of hard-to-find tricks, videos, books, posters, memorabilia and more, as well as magic bargains, specially donate...
by Herb
January 3rd, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Parent Assembly Auction Postponed due to Weather
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Parent Assembly Auction Postponed due to Weather

Hello - The Parent Assembly #1 auction that was scheduled for tomorrow night, Thursday, January 4 in NYC has been postponed due to an expected heavy snow storm. (The details of the even were originally mentioned in an earlier post here). We will be rescheduling the auction and will get out the new d...
by Herb
December 31st, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 3700

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

Thanks for pointing out this magician to me. I love the characterization and - as others have commented - the commitment to it. It's brilliant. I wish more magicians would perform with more specifically defined characterizations. However, I wonder if we can remark on her contributions and innovation...
by Herb
December 21st, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Parent Assembly Auction in NYC, January 4
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Parent Assembly Auction in NYC, January 4

The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is holding its annual auction Thursday, January 4 in New York. The auction provides a great opportunity to purchase hard-to-find and rare items as well as to uncover magic bargains as Parent Assembly members send their cherished tricks, videos, books, posters, mem...
by Herb
December 6th, 2017, 12:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Grifter's Panel with Todd Robbins, Free at Brooklyn Public Library. 12/7
Replies: 0
Views: 363

The Grifter's Panel with Todd Robbins, Free at Brooklyn Public Library. 12/7

Hey Folks, The Brooklyn Public Library is putting on a free event Thursday, December 7, with Todd Robbins and magicians Kent Axell and Eric Walton. It's called The Grifter's Panel and is part of the Library's "School of Magic" series. Here is a link to all the details including how you can...
by Herb
August 27th, 2017, 1:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 2572

Re: Stars of Magic

If anyone is interested in buying a copy of the Tannen's version, I have one for sale:

http://www.herbsmagic.com/store/p288/St ... Magic.html

While at the site, there are other magic books to check out too.

Herb
by Herb
May 21st, 2017, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks

Hi - just a reminder the auction for these three rare decks of playing cards ends Sunday night (5/21). Check 'em out.
by Herb
May 19th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books: Marlo, Lorayne, Wonder
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Books: Marlo, Lorayne, Wonder

Hello - I have the following books for sale. Shipping is $3.50 additional per book by media mail in the U. S. (will provide a combined shippinq quote for more than one book). Please contact me by email if interested. Best of Friends, by Harry Lorayne, $42 This is the 1982 version (not the later repr...
by Herb
May 15th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks

Hello, I have three great decks of cards for sale at ebay: an amazing vintage deck of Steamboat Svengali cards, and two hard to find unopened decks from the Expert Playing Card Company: an Exquisite Bold deck, and a Red Zen Pure prototype deck. They can all be found here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/got...
by Herb
May 5th, 2017, 11:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Hope to see some of the NYC folks tomorrow (Saturday, May 6) at our event at Cafe Rustico (i.e. "the Pizza Place"). Should be a fun day of hanging out.
by Herb
April 25th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Here's the correct web link for that if you're interested:

http://www.herbsmagic.com/magic-in-new- ... fe-rustico
by Herb
April 24th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Hello Folks, Ricky Smith will be hanging out with us Saturday, May 6 at Café Rustico, 25 West 35th Street, from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to schmoozing and amazing people and helping folks with sleight of hand, Ricky will be selling his original magic products. This is organized in collaboration wi...
by Herb
April 16th, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Interview with David Williamson

Thanks for the comments about the David Williamson interview. I'm really glad to know that some folks checked it out and enjoyed it...as well as the others on the site. The Magic in New York blog covers the wide range of what's happening in the New York magic scene, including a calendar of events, a...
by Herb
April 13th, 2017, 8:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Interview with David Williamson

Thought some folks might be interested in this interview I conducted with David Williamson, in connection with his appearance in Circus 1903, which is playing now here in New York. He talks about creating the role of the Ringmaster in the show, but we also get into some interesting magic-related are...
by Herb
April 5th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scott & Puck Lecture in NYC plus Salute to Magic and Henry Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Scott & Puck Lecture in NYC plus Salute to Magic and Henry Evans

Hello - Here is info about upcoming events from the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. in New York. Scott Alexander & Puck will lecture this Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. at Fantasma Magic. As you probably know, Scott & Puck made an impactful appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and each has a...
by Herb
March 2nd, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 8
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 8

Hello Folks - The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting its 108th annual Salute to Magic show on April 8. The show features a bill of top-notch talent including accomplished artists Denny Haney and Scott Alexander and Puck, as well as juggler Will Shaw and up-and-coming conjuror Alexander Bo...
by Herb
February 2nd, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3

Hi - I've heard great things about Mahdi's lecture. Hope some folks in the NYC area can make it tomorrow (Friday 2/3/17) night.
by Herb
January 16th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3

Mahdi Gilbert Lecture Friday, February 3, 8 p.m. Presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians Mahdi Gilbert's magic is truly spellbinding. He will mystify you entirely with his tricks and impress you even more because as a person born without hands he had to entirely invent ...
by Herb
January 16th, 2017, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Feld and/or public sloughs Ringling Brothers
Replies: 19
Views: 2151

Re: Feld and/or public sloughs Ringling Brothers

I find this news very disappointing for a variety of reasons. Nostalgia is one...I loved the Ringling circus as a kid, mostly for the sheer spectacle of it. But also as the largest and most visible circus in the U. S. it kind of was a focal point for the whole world of circus. Losing the link to the...
by Herb
December 23rd, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC: Jan 5
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC: Jan 5

Hello Folks, Parent Assembly #1 of the S. A. M. in New York will hold its annual auction, January 5, at 8 p.m. The auction is a great opportunity to find unusual and rare items as well as get bargains on a variety of tricks, books, videos and other magic items. Plus it's fun to come see the exciting...
by Herb
October 25th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Patrick Redford Lecture in NYC, Nov. 4
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Patrick Redford Lecture in NYC, Nov. 4

The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting: Patrick Redford Lecture Mostly Magic and a Little Bit of Mentalism Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 p.m. at Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor (enter on 33rd Street) Free to S. A. M. members; $25 for non-S.A.M. members; $20 for national S.A....
by Herb
October 5th, 2016, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free show in NYC...Thursday
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Free show in NYC...Thursday

The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting a free show Thursday (10/6). There are some talented folks on the bill...please join us. Parent Assembly's Fall Magic Revue October 6, 8 p.m., Free Admission featuring: Circus Bicuspid Rene Clement Lee Alan Barrett Og the Caveman Harrison Kramer Geor...
by Herb
October 3rd, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 5430

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

As noted all seats -in the orchestra and mezzanine both - are priced at $177 - PLUS there is a $25.50 per ticket service charge and to top it off (and in my view add insult to injury) - a $2 per ticket facility charge. The entire bill for two tickets in the search I just ran came to $409. Not sure w...
by Herb
September 23rd, 2016, 11:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pop Haydn Lecture in NYC - Sept. 29
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Pop Haydn Lecture in NYC - Sept. 29

Whit "Pop" Haydn will appear Thursday, September 29 in New York City in a lecture presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians. We are proud to present Whit's eagerly anticipated lecture here in New York. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. at Fantasma Magic, 421 Sev...
by Herb
September 23rd, 2016, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Re: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen

I would be curious to know whether Stan explored options to keep Magic Magazine going, by finding someone else to carry it forward. I think that could have been the best way of maintaining the magazine's legacy. I'm sure finding such a publisher would have been challenging and maybe such options wer...
by Herb
September 3rd, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marcus Eddie 9/8 Lecture Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Marcus Eddie 9/8 Lecture Cancelled

Hello Folks, Sorry to say that the Parent Assembly's lecture by Marcus Eddie in New York, which had been announced here previously for September 8, has been cancelled. A great option instead for that night is the lecture by Levent which will be presented at Fantasma at 8 p.m. Parent Assembly will st...
by Herb
August 22nd, 2016, 3:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NYC Lectures: Marcus Eddie & Whit Haydn
Replies: 1
Views: 504

NYC Lectures: Marcus Eddie & Whit Haydn

Hello Folks - the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. has two great lectures upcoming in September. Marcus Eddie is scheduled to lecture on Thursday, September 8 at 8 p.m. and Whit Haydn will lecture on September 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets for both lectures are free to Parent Assembly Members, $25 for non-mem...
by Herb
June 2nd, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nick Conticello et al, performing in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Nick Conticello et al, performing in NYC

Hey Folks, Among the performers tomorrow night (Fri, June 3) at the Parent Assembly/S. A. M. close-up show is Nick Conticello. Nick, as some folks may know, contributed two card effects to Tarbell 7 and has published a wide range of other card material elsewhere. He doesn't perform that frequently s...
by Herb
May 6th, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NYC: Will Houstoun Lecture & Salute to Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 553

NYC: Will Houstoun Lecture & Salute to Magic

Join Parent Assembly #1 of the S. A. M. tonight and tomorrow for two great magic events. Tonight, May 6 at 8 p.m. Will Houstoun will lecture for the Assembly (see details below for general admission). Tomorrow, May 7, the Assembly will present its 107th Annual Salute to Magic show at the Queens Thea...
by Herb
April 23rd, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lectures in NYC: Michael Vincent & Will Houstoun
Replies: 0
Views: 692

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: 804

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: 1286

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: 6545

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...

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