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TV Magic Recap 2016

TV Magic Recap 2016

Art of Magic - Saturday, November 19, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


2016 was a huge year for magic on television. Here we provide a brief showcase of what 2016 had to offer, as the year draws to a close.

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Library of Wonder: Derek Hughes

Library of Wonder: Derek Hughes

Art of Magic - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Derek Hughes is a quintessential showman. After blowing the competition away on America’s Got Talent this past year, Derek has become a beacon of what good magic can truly be.

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The Power of Magic

The Power of Magic

Art of Magic - Monday, August 29, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


This week's blog is a guest contribution from BJ Bueno, a top retail consultant, marketing strategist, and magician! This blog comes from his boutique marketing strategy firm, The Cult Branding Company.

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Slow Dance

Slow Dance

Art of Magic - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Slow Dance is a magical frame designed by Jeff Lieberman that allows objects to move in slow motion without the need of a camera. The mechanics, similar to a zoetrope "combine technology, science, and art in order to remind us of the natural mystery, beauty, and wonder that surround us every day."

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Art of Magic Presents: Flourishes for Magicians

Art of Magic Presents: Flourishes for Magicians

Art of Magic - Monday, August 22, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Art of Magic is proud to present Franco Pascali teaching Flourishes for Magicians. Within this video, you'll find four beautiful, simple flourishes that an add style to your existing repertoire or can act as fun, exciting to moves to practice.

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Mahdi Gilbert fools Penn & Teller

Mahdi Gilbert fools Penn & Teller

Art of Magic - Monday, August 1, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Our friend Mahdi succeeded in fooling master magicians Penn & Teller on FOOL US. Watch his performance and learn a little bit more about Mahdi's evolution as a conjuror.

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Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic 2

Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic 2

Art of Magic - Friday, July 29, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Watch as Franco roams the streets of Los Angeles, performing a selection of miracles from our catalogue, so you can see real world reactions to these strong, visual effects.

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Welcome to The Magic Palace

Welcome to The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


David Ben provides context for the smash hit program, The Magic Palace, Dale Harney's Canadian television program featuring some of the greatest magicians in the world. The exhibition is available in full at Magicana.com.

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Library of Wonder: Mahdi Gilbert

Library of Wonder: Mahdi Gilbert

Art of Magic - Monday, July 11, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Curated by Mahdi Gilbert, June’s Library of Wonder abounds with charming oddities and titans of magic. The collection is not one to take lightly; Mahdi’s countless years of study within the art has procured a vast knowledge of the best conjuring has to offer.

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Earl Nelson performs on The Magic Palace

Earl Nelson performs on The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Monday, June 27, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Earl Nelson, a revolutionary card technician and author of Variations, performs a beautifully clean and direct routine on Dale Harney's Canadian magic program, The Magic Palace.

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Dale Harney performs the Finger Chopper

Dale Harney performs the Finger Chopper

Art of Magic - Monday, June 20, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Dale Harney performs the classic Finger Chopper illusion on the Canadian television series, The Magic Palace.

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Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic

Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic

Art of Magic - Monday, June 6, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Watch as Franco roams the streets of Los Angeles, performing a selection of miracles from our catalogue, so you can see real world reactions to these strong, visual effects.

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Dale Harney's Magic Palace

Dale Harney's Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Friday, May 20, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


A Canadian television series, The Magic Palace was an inspiration for a generation of magicians. The show was conceived and hosted by Canadian stage illusionist, Dale Harney.

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Code of Secrets

Code of Secrets

Art of Magic - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


There is no straight path to become a magician. Your commitment to mystify will be an ongoing journey, and we encourage you to see magic in everything.

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Wrestling with Magic: The Three Presentations

Wrestling with Magic: The Three Presentations

Curtis Kam - Monday, May 9, 2016

Category: About Vanishing Inc


In this excerpt from Wrestling with Magic, Curtis Kam discusses the various types of presentation for magic effects.

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The Magician's Secret

The Magician's Secret

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The magician depends upon mystery which in turn depends upon secrecy. The ability to make something happen that others know cannot happen is necessary to the successful magician.

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Observations by Bill Simon

Observations by Bill Simon

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Bill Simon shares what he has observed about magic, including the contemporary approaches to practice, performance, and more.

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Wrestling with Magic: Experience Trumps Theory

Wrestling with Magic: Experience Trumps Theory

Curtis Kam - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Articles


Curtis Kam allows us an excerpted essay from his excellent notes on magical theory, Wrestling with Magic. Enjoy a pithy discussion of the merits of experience.

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Wonder cabinet

Wonder cabinet

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The estate has countless doors. Bedrooms, bathrooms, a library, smoking room, parlor, even a turkish bath. But the real treasure of the manor—the true opulence of the home—isn't found on the other side of a mahogany door.

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Library of Wonder: Adam Rubin

Library of Wonder: Adam Rubin

Art of Magic - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The first post in the Library of Wonder series, New York based magician and author Adam Rubin has generously provided a collection of books that are without a doubt required reading.

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The Magic of Meaning

The Magic of Meaning

Art of Magic - Sunday, March 6, 2016

Category: Articles


Magic and Showmanship. Is it still relevant today? Read this excerpt and see if you agree with it.

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Deceptive Practice

Deceptive Practice

Art of Magic - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


A feature-length documentary on the Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay.

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Lincoln Now: The Art of Cardistry

Lincoln Now: The Art of Cardistry

Art of Magic - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


The art of Cardistry may have started as just a beloved hobby among enthusiasts, but when the juggling duo began making videos to document their routines, a movement began.

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A Magical Search for a Coincidence

A Magical Search for a Coincidence

Art of Magic - Saturday, February 20, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Helder discusses the small coincidences that pervade everyday life and why it’s so important for us to be aware of those little magic moments.

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Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews