23 April 2014

Kingston: David Acer

Linking Ring (v94, 4) round-up

For those of you who haven't flipped through the April Linking Ring, here's some of the Canadiana inside this issue:
  • Cover and page 16, "Tony Econ An Icon in Card Magic" by Joan Caesar
  • Page 58, report of Ben Train Lecture (Ring 211)
  • Page 61, "Manitoba Magic Museum is Tribute to Young Magician" by Dennis Schick

21 April 2014

Vincent Hedan in North America

Remember to catch him in Toronto at Abracadabaret, Ring 17 and at his workshop or in Montreal at The Comedy Nest or Théâtre Mainline.

20 April 2014

Charlottetown: Neil Croswell

From Clive Court:
This illusion is a modern variation on the Broomstick suspension which actually dates back to Robert-Houdin, the founder of modern stage magic. and beyond. It has it's origins in Asian priestcraft and street magic. Last New Year's Eve Neil appeared on the world's leading TV variety show from Paris, Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde. 
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Watch Neil Croswell perform the Microphone Stand Suspension in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island:

19 April 2014

Darcy Oake at Got Talent

Updated April 20th to add:

From Telly Mix:
Darcy Oake performs an impossible trick on Britain’s Got Talent 2014 tonight… winning over Simon Cowell.

The magician – from Canada – goes on stage with an impressive a sleight of hand illusion with doves, a bird cage and a finale at the end where a woman appears from nowhere. 
He leaves the audience, the judges and Ant and Dec speechless, with David Walliams gushing: “I think you’re the best magician I’ve seen on the show.”

Amanda Holden adds: “The most important thing about magic is making us believe the impossible is possible and you just did that.”

Finally, even Simon is won over as he says: “You are without question the best magician we’ve had on the show.”

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