Showing posts with label Murray SawChuck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Murray SawChuck. Show all posts

03 June 2020

Murray SawChuck in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

From the May 21st article "Las Vegas magician Sawchuck developing ‘Tiger King’ doc" by in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

It’s all, still, fertile material for follow-up coverage.

“We went there to do a YouTube clip, and we came away with enough for a three-part episode,” says Sawchuck, who adds that he was stunned at some of Lowe’s on-camera claims that dead bodies — no joke — remain buried on the property. “Seth was watching this stuff and saying, ‘You know this is all going to go viral, right?’ And Jeff was just fine to talk to us about everything. I was shocked, actually.”

The first mini-doc in the series is set to post June 3 on Sawchuck’s YouTube page.

Read more.

19 May 2020

Vancouver Magic Circle presents ZOOMagic!

From the IBM Facebook page:
Take a look at what our International President Alex Zander's local Ring did together!

Well done Vancouver Magic Circle, IBM Ring #92! Way to #KeepCalmAndPerformMagic

With Murray SawChuck Rod Boss, Kelvin Ng Rod Chow Juliana Chen, Glen LaBarre, Graham Kita, Henry Tom, Shawn Farquhar.

Video production: Shawn Farquhar
(Music: Benjamin Tissot Thanks )

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08 May 2020

Canadians on Masters of Illusion 2020

Updated at 8pm to add:
  • Spidey

I've seen mentions from Chris Funk and Murray SawChuck that they're back on Masters of Illusion this year.  Who am I missing?

Masters of Illusions premiers on Friday, May 15th on The CW.

23 April 2020

Murray and Lefty Teach a Trick

Murray (and Shaia Twain!) will also be taking part in a telethon on Monday to support the American Actors Fund.  (Details at bottom of post.)

From Murray Sawchuck:

16 April 2020

Murray SawChuck returns to Pawn Stars

This Friday, Murray SawChuck is back on an all new Pawn Stars.

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12 March 2020

On the cover

Congratulations to Gerry Frenette who is featured on the cover of the most recent edition of Northern Peeks, Murray Sawchuck who is featured on the cover of the February edition of Genii, and Sawyer Bullock who is featured on the cover of the March edition of Faith and Friends!

[With thanks to The Magic Demon and Ryan Pilling for letting me know!]

30 December 2019

Murray's magical mittens

Watch Murray's Christmas give-back this year as he distributes mittens knitted by his mom to homeless people in Las Vegas.

From Murray Sawchuck's Youtube channel:
Surprising The Homeless with MAGIC! (Try Not To Cry)

15 January 2019

Canadians in Masters of Illusion 2019

I spy Greg Frewin, Chris Funk, The Evasons, and Murray SawChuck.  Who am I missing?

Wikipedia suggests the 2019 season is season 9, but the performers are all referring to it as season 6 as it is the 6th season with the CW.

From Greg Frewin's Instagram:

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From Chris Funk's Twitter feed:

From The Evason's Twitter feed:

From Murray SawChuck's Instagram:

21 June 2018

Masters of Illusion 2018 (season 5)

I spied Chris Funk, Murray Sawchuk, Billy Kidd, and Greg Frewin.

Who'd I miss?

Masters of Illusion returns for a fifth anniversary season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central.

Watch the promo on Chris Funk's Instagram:

21 May 2018

The Magic Word with Scott Wells

For those of you who don't already know, Scott Wells hosts a podcast for magicians.

Recently, he's published a few which may be of interest to you!

From "410 - Carisa Hendrix - Getting Uncomfortable" on The Magic Word Podcast:
Carisa Hendrix is a magician who is on the rise. Oh, also, she happens to be a woman. She is one of the new breed who I believe is one of the "Stars of Tomorrow" as she pursues her dreams on stage. Most young people I see today seem to be involved in close-up and entertaining small groups of people, but few true entertainers are comfortable on stage in front of a large audience. Carisa is one of that rare breed.

She suggests that we should step out of our comfort zone and try new things that stretch our boundaries and move into new, perhaps uncomfortable, areas that will make us better performers and people. She says that artists should practice "moving towards the place of greatest discomfort and just sitting in that space." She suggests that magicians should not be afraid to fail.

On another matter, there was quite a bit of controversy about her July 2017 cover on VANISH Magazine. She addresses it quite well and succinctly on her blog.

Read more and listen to podcast.

From "423: Neil McNally - The Doug Henning Project" on The Magic Word Podcast:
Neil McNally is a passionate man. He is most passionate about Doug Henning and he hosts a weekday blog called "The Doug Henning Project". Who could imagine that there would be that much to reveal about this iconic figure. We recently "hit a nerve" with the podcast #415 with Chip Romero as that episode was one of our most downloaded podcast. So, it was a natural thing to chat with the webmaster of "The Doug Henning Project" so those who are interested in Doug Henning could learn even more. Neil is not a performing magician though he is taking lessons at The Magic Castle. But his passion is history and collecting of Doug Henning. He is also producing a documentary on Doug Henning and will soon be crowd funding his project.

Read more and listen to podcast.

And one from the archives.

From "201 - Murray Sawchuck - Celebrity Magician" on The Magic Word Podcast:
Murray Sawchuck recently completed two and a half years at the Tropicana's Laugh Factory in Las Vegas. On December 20, 2014, he will begin a new afternoon show at Planet Hollywood's "Sincity Theater" along his wife, Chloe, and his partner, Lefty. Murray will add illusions to his comedy magic show plus bring in different aspects of his other appearances on television such as "Pawn Stars" and other shows.

During our conversation, Murray talked about his upcoming appearance on Hallmark's Home & Family morning talk show. After you have listened to the podcast, then be sure to come back to watch this video. The other two videos below are from a couple of his appearances on "America's Got Talent" (sic).

Read more and listen to podcast.

[With thanks to The Magic Demon for sending this along.]

19 April 2018

Regina: Murray the Magician

From Casino Regina:
April 20, 2018

Murray the Magician - As seen on Pawn Stars, America's Got Talent & YouTube!

Murray who is currently headlining at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas strip nightly really made his mark as a household name when he exploded onto the entertainment scene after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The #1 network summer series was viewed by over 22 million fans nationwide. Murray dazzled the judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel by producing a Ferrari from thin air, transforming a girl locked in a cage into a 450 pound tiger and did the largest trick ever on “AGT” by vanishing an entire 1918 steam train locomotive in mere seconds. All of these illusions took place before a “live” and national “TV” audience, and brought standing ovations from the judges.

Murray has won over 32 awards for his performances nationally and internationally and received the title of “World Champion.”  He has delighted audiences in theatres from Monaco and Paris to Las Vegas and the legendary Playboy Mansion.  Recently he was honored with 4 awards, The Hollywood FAME Award for contribution to Magic on TV, the LA Comedy Award for BEST COMEDY SHOW, TOP 100 Business Men of Nevada and 100 Most Distinguished Men of Nevada.

Read more and buy tickets.

05 March 2018

Can you spot the Canadian magician?

Watch a one take video featuring Sound Collage and 11 different magic acts!

From The Music Show Facebook post:

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25 October 2017

Canadians at the FREE 2017 Magic Master Summit

From what I could tell from the schedule in yesterday's post, the following Canadians will be lecturing at the 2017 Magic Master Summit:
  • Eric Bedard: Secrets to Getting Booked To Entertain Celebrities!
  • Murray SawChuck: Bonus Lecture! and
  • Trevor & Lorena Watters: Working And Traveling As A Couple and Duo Act

Who'd I miss?

What are you waiting for? Register now!

Disclosure: I am a Magic Master Summit Affiliate and I am eligible to make a commission with every sale made using the links posted on this site.

24 October 2017

FREE: Magic Master Summit 2017*

Did you enjoy last year's wildly successful "Magic Master Summit"?  I confess to binge watching as many of the sessions as I could!

David DaVinci is at it again, with another spectacular line up November 13-17, 2017!  Scroll down to read more details, view the schedule, and register!

Dear Friends,

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4) Real job won’t give you time off to do shows, but you’re not making enough doing shows to quit your day job... yet.
5) Show isn’t good enough to get the gigs you need to pay the bills.

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It's time to make variety entertainment amazing again by breaking it all down into these five essential categories that are ESSENTIAL to your success as an entertainer:
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The good news is that this coming November 13-17, 2017, we've assembled a some of the greatest minds in entertainment in one location; giving you nearly 40 hours of free presentations to help you fix what's currently broken in your performance business! They'll give you the tools and the knowledge to help you go make six or seven figures a year in entertainment! Think it's impossible? Think again! We've included several millionaires in these presentations just to prove our point!

Check out this year's schedule!

November 13, 2017 - Day 1:
• Jeff McBride - Pack Small Play Anywhere!
• Michael Finney - Behind The Scenes Of A One-Man-Show
• Michael Trixx - Six Figure Income From $150 Shows!
• Jessica Jane Peterson - Secrets to Success in Entertainment
• Chris Randall - Overcoming Addictions To Achieve Higher Success

November 14, 2017 - Day 2: 
• Garry Carson - How to Make $500,000 Per Year, Doing Fund Raising Shows!
• William Rader - Secrets to Making $1,000 In The Back Room of Restaurants
• Zach Zimmerman - Being Funny Onstage, Even If You're Not
• - Back Of Room Sales
• Eric Bedard - Secrets to Getting Booked To Entertain Celebrities!
• Murray SawChuck - Bonus Lecture!
• Jeff McBride Bonus Lecture - Bonus Lecture On Competitions

November 15, 2017 - Day 3:
• Tony Clark - Insider Secrets To The Business of Entertainment
• Greg Gleason - The Art of Touring Behind The Curtain Details
• Bill Gladwell - 2-Walling Secrets • 2.0 Troubleshooting
• Robert Kalina - How To Be The Act That Producers Look For
• Michael Stedman - FanCraft 2.0 To Grow Your Social Media
• Michael Trixx Bonus Lecture

November 16, 2017 - Day 4: 
• Bizzaro - Creating Unique Masterpieces To Fit Your Character
• Lefty - Details, Direction, and Professionalism
• Chance Wolf - Turning Ordinary Tricks Into Miracles
• Andy Amyx - Photographing Magic & Putting Out Products
• Lauren Phillips - Production and Stage Managing For All Styles of Acts
• Garry Carson Bonus Lecture

November 17, 2017 - Day 5: 
• Tobias Beckwith - Building and Managing Your Entertainment Business
• Niels Duinker - Brand Consistency To Better Serve Your Market
• Fielding West - Stagecraft 101
• Trevor and Lorena Watters - Working And Traveling As A Couple and Duo Act
• David DaVinci - How to Get $50,000 Worth of Free Publicity 
• Andy Amyx Bonus Lecture

$1,000.00 Grand Prize Contest Update:
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* Disclosure: I am a Magic Master Summit Affiliate and I am eligible to make a commission with every sale made using the links posted on this site.