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It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 16th, 2010, 9:00 pm

Assuming that we will see several magicians on this season of America's Got Talent. I thought that I should start a thread for that conversation. Fortunately, I can start it off on a positive note with this clip from Michael Grasso: http://bit.ly/AGTGRASSO

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Postby Magic Newswire » June 16th, 2010, 9:35 pm

Oh.. and BTW... In describing "The Biggest Legends of All Time," Have a peek at 2 min 25 seconds on the first episode and see who is used as one of their exemplars. http://bit.ly/AGTW1N1

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 16th, 2010, 10:18 pm

Here is a related clip, though only for people like my friend Todd Robbins. "Swing Shift Sideshow: on Week 1 Night 1 at 20:40 minutes ending at 25:20 (Yes.. sadly only for US viewers.)

Show Link:: http://bit.ly/AGTW1N1

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Postby Magic Newswire » June 16th, 2010, 10:42 pm

Oh.. and don't forget Chipps Cooney whose video can also be seen at :
http://bit.ly/AGTGRASSO

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby David Alexander » June 16th, 2010, 11:11 pm

Magic Newswire wrote:Oh.. and BTW... In describing "The Biggest Legends of All Time," Have a peek at 2 min 25 seconds on the first episode and see who is used as one of their exemplars. http://bit.ly/AGTW1N1


Ah...more grist for David's publicity machine in that he can now advertise "As seen on America's Got Talent."

Is there no end to this man's good fortune?

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 16th, 2010, 11:51 pm

Is t really "good fortune" or is it the product of hard work?

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 16th, 2010, 11:59 pm

Season 5 Episode 3 also brings us a very nicely staged black art group, "Fighting Gravity": http://bit.ly/AGTGRASSO

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 17th, 2010, 12:25 am

On episode 3 we also are treated to the "fire illusion" act of Antonio Restivo. Same link :: http://bit.ly/AGTGRASSO

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby David Alexander » June 17th, 2010, 12:30 am

David Alexander wrote:
Magic Newswire wrote:Oh.. and BTW... In describing "The Biggest Legends of All Time," Have a peek at 2 min 25 seconds on the first episode and see who is used as one of their exemplars. http://bit.ly/AGTW1N1


Ah...more grist for David's publicity machine in that he can now advertise "As seen on America's Got Talent."

Is there no end to this man's good fortune?


Magic Newswire wrote:Is t really "good fortune" or is it the product of hard work?


I thought an ironic comment would be easily recognized on this Forum. Apparently not.

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 17th, 2010, 12:33 am

I think that it would have been if you had only said "Is there no end to this man's good fortune?" The previous live countered it. Then again, that is just my opinion. As it was, I did find it to be droll.

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 22nd, 2010, 9:07 pm

This week's episode opened with 19 year old magician and waiter Frankie Elliston who actually swallowed string and pulled it from his stomach. "One of the most revolting and compelling things that he has ever seen," says Piers. Yes.. he made it through to Vegas with the support of only Howie & Piers. He was immediately followed by Murray Sawchuck in a very short illusion segment. Murray also heads off to Vegas. Unless I miss my count, that makes four magicians that have made it through the first round.

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 22nd, 2010, 10:09 pm

The second segment was kicked off in Portland by Magique Bizarre who presented most of a mask changing act before he stepped off the end of the stage. Piers failed to notice that his "face changed 5 times in 90 seconds."

See what I force myself to do for you people! ;-)

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 22nd, 2010, 10:47 pm

Medical Evacuation Pilot William Scott Anderson returned from serving in Afghanistan to perform an AGT themed Origami to wrap up the second episode.

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 23rd, 2010, 9:56 am

Magic Newswire wrote:The second segment was kicked off in Portland by Magique Bizarre who presented most of a mask changing act before he stepped off the end of the stage. Piers failed to notice that his "face changed 5 times in 90 seconds."


From what I have since gathered, this was Mike Stroud from San Francisco.

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 23rd, 2010, 10:07 am

Here's the video from last night's AGT kicking off with "String Magician" Frankie Elliston, Lian Qi Bain Magician Michael Stroud, William Scott Anderson's Origami and the quick clip of Murray Sawchuck: http://bit.ly/AGTString

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby John Signa » June 23rd, 2010, 12:43 pm

Yes, it was Michael Stroud from San Jose.
Web page for his face changing act.

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Magic Newswire » June 23rd, 2010, 2:47 pm

Magic Newswire wrote:Here's the video from last night's AGT kicking off with "String Magician" Frankie Elliston, Lian Qi Bain Magician Michael Stroud, William Scott Anderson's Origami and the quick clip of Murray Sawchuck: http://bit.ly/AGTString


Lian Qi Bian (SP Correction) Sorry Michael.

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Re: It's Magic Time on America's Got Talent Again

Postby Steve V » June 23rd, 2010, 10:07 pm

Magic Mike Stroud is an excellent magician. He was a clean cut corporate guy and has gotten more theatrical over the years but he knows what he is doing and it is too bad he fell. I did think it was a great vanish until I realized he went off the stage.
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