06 July 2015

Shawn Farquhar awarded the SAM Patriot and Heroism medal and plaque

Congratulations Shawn!

From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:

Honoured, proud and humbled to be awarded the SAM Patriot and Heroism medal and plaque. #ibmprez #keepcalmandperformmagic #sharingmymagic #shawnfarquhar
Posted by Shawn Farquhar on Friday, 3 July 2015

05 July 2015

Phil Matlin with Jazz Legend Oliver Jones

From Perfect Magic:
Speaking of jazz, an event took place in our city of Côte Saint Luc on Monday, June 29, at the park, Rembrandt Park, across the street from our condo. A Piano in the Park was inaugurated by non other than Oliver Jones, the legendary Oliver Jones. There was much excitement afoot. The press was there, including Global TV and CTV, the Gazette, the Suburban; the Mayor of our city, Anthony Housefather; and our City Councillor, Mike Cohen as well as other city councillors from Côte Saint Luc; the Lady who donated the piano, Louise Silverman; and the person who got the ball rolling in the first place, our own Phil Matlin!

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04 July 2015

Greg Frewin on Masters of Illusion

It's worth noting that Murray SawChuck is listed too!  Does anyone out there know how we can get this channel in Canada?

From Dennis Schick, of the International Brotherhood of Magician's magazine, The Linking Ring:
Canada’s own Greg Frewin, who has his own theater and show in Niagara Falls, will headline the second season of “Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible.” The series will begin Friday, July 10, 2015, on the CW Network. It will air at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times, and 7 p.m. Central. 
Frewin is one of forty magicians who will perform during the thirteen-week series of thirty-minute shows. He will appear on six of the shows, along with Tommy Wind, more than any of the other magicians. He will lead off the first show, performing “Sphere.” On the third show, July 24, he will perform “Suspended Animation,” followed by a tiger production and “Shroud” in Episode Five, August 7.

Then in Episode Eight Frewin will do “Glass Sawing Origami,” followed by “Big Yellow Thing” on Episode Ten, September 11. Finally, he will present “Squisher” on Edisode Twelve, September 25.  The series will conclude the following week, October 2.

Among the other magicians appearing during the thirteen weeks will be Rick Thomas, Jeff McBride, Murray SawChuck, Ed Alonzo, Chipper Lowell, Nathan Burton, Jonathan Pendragon, Fielding West, John Gabriel, and YouTube sensation Piff the Magic Dragon.
The series is again produced by Associated Television International (ATI), which also produces a live touring version of Masters of Illusion. Co-producers include Gay Blackstone, the widow of the late Harry Blackstone, Jr., who died in 1997. Host for the series is popular television actor, Dean Cain, best known for “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”

To find the CW channel in your area, go to www.cwtv.com. 

03 July 2015

Toronto: Free magic club and Chris Philpott visit

Short Message...(Free) Magic Club meeting tomorrow/Saturday July 4 at Browser's Den from 2:00pm until about 5:00pm. All welcome to attend. 
And please do not forget... 
CHRIS PHILPOTT **FREE VISIT** TO BROWSER'S DEN- Inventor of the fabulously popular and ingenious '100th Monkey' as performed on 'America's Got Talent' for Howie Mandel; also recently lectured on Penguin Magic...Will be visiting our shop to perform some of his new tricks (French Postcards), Talk about how he invented 100th Monkey, Answer your questions...and more. Plus he will be raffling off (for free) a couple of the 100th Monkey...an $85.00 value for those in attendance. 
CHRIS PHILPOTT will be here at Browser's Den on TUESDAY, JULY 7 from 5:30pm until 7:00pm. We know this is short notice but we hope many of you will be able to squeeze this into your schedules.

Montreal Magic Jam's 10th Anniversary Party

We’re having a party and you’re invited. For less than the price of a regular lecture, you’ll get a FULL DAY of magic, including many exclusive lectures and performances, and tons of prizes to win, including a free gift from Murphy’s Magic for every attendee.
  • A Montreal Magic Jam exclusive mini-talk on the history of magic (more details soon)
  • Modern Magic Preview Performance
  • A performance by the Montreal Magic Jam 

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