04 October 2011

Lee Asher on The Magic Broadcast

From The Magic Broadcast:
Steve get’s a chance to speak with Lee about his upcoming trip to China, his broadcasting live from the convention there and the trials and joys of travel.

Read more or listen to the interview.

03 October 2011

Rounding the Western rings in October

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.

Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- A Brush with Death is back!
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - “Teach a Trick” with Doug Poruchny

Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Ontario rings in October

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.

Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club) - Keith Fields lecture 
London, ONLondon Magician's Guild- Keith Fields lecture 
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Hallowe'en themed routines
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians) - Keith Fields lecture
- Bob Fitch workshop
- pub night
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club) - Joshua Jay lecture
Woodstock, ONCAM 1 (Friendly City Mystics)   - N/A

Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Eastern rings in October

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.

Halifax, NSRing 316 (Conjourer's Court) - Hallowe'en Magic

Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

02 October 2011

Scott Dietrich at the City Parent Family Show

From Inside Halton:
 The City Parent Family Show will be held at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington on Sunday, Oct. 2.
Read more.

Enjoy entertainment, games, prizes, performers and special guests such as entertainer and magician Scott Dietrich. He was recently named Showman of the Year at the Millennium Magic Convention in Limerick, Ireland and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier children’s performers.

30 September 2011

Keith Brown: Magic Wednesday

From the Magic Wednesday Facebook page:
You’re invited to an evening of magic and mind reading with Keith Brown. This is not your typical series of tricks but rather the fusion of mystery, wonder and imagination in an intimate and interactive theatre setting.

Where: Communications building, Hj-Aulan
When: October 5th @ 5pm (17:00)

Read more.

29 September 2011

Canada’s Got Talent: Live Theatre Audition Tour Schedule

From TV-eh.com:
Canada’s Got Talent: Live Theatre Audition Tour Schedule*
  • Calgary, October 18 & 19, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • Vancouver, November 9 & 10, The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
  • Toronto, December 3, 4 & 5, John W. H. Bassett Theatre (Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
  • Winnipeg, December 13 & 14, Pantages Playhouse Theatre
  • Halifax, January 5 & 6, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie University Arts Centre)
  • Montreal, January 11 & 12, Théâtre Outremont
    *all venues are subject to change
Read more.
Keep an eye out for your favourite Canadian magician!  If you auditioned or know of someone who auditioned, please add them to the list on our Facebook page.

28 September 2011

Dai Vernon's quest for the "center deal"

From the Magic News Wire:
Dai Vernon, considered among the most influential magicians of the 20th century, could do just about any trick that called for sleight of hand. He was obsessed with learning the secrets of crooked card dealers. But there was one move he couldn't master.

Read more.

Vernon was on the cover of Genii in May 1989.

27 September 2011

Murray Hatfield and Teresa: Magic 'n' Miracles tour

The schedule is up for Murray Hatfield's Magic 'n Miracles tour!  Looks like they're starting in Etobicoke, Ontario in November.
Not only will you get to see some amazing magic, you'll be supporting some deserving charities.  Also on the Hatfield tour are Darcy Oake, Eric Buss and Mickey O'Connor.

Schedule and ticket information at the Magic 'n Miracles website.

26 September 2011

Review: Browser's Den auction

From ChasingDoveTails.com:
Yesterday (Sunday) was a hell of a day! Magicians poured into the new location of The Browser’s Den of Magic for an unexpected and unbelievable 5 hour long auction of magic props, DVDs, tricks, and my favorite, BOOKS!

When you put so many magicians or I suppose any group of people with a similar passion in the same room sparks are bound to fly. The most interesting thing about this whole ordeal was not the bidding wars, but the apparent abundance or lack of information about the items up for bids.

Read more of Shane's review.

25 September 2011

Review of the Nathan Kranzo lecture at Browser's Den

Go on over to Magic by Merlin to read about the Nathan Kranzo lecture at Browser's Den earlier this month.
Nathan Kranzo is arguably one of the finest young magicians around today.  His magic is high impact, his presentations are hilarious and entertaining, and his personality is both charming and engaging.  To see him perform is a real treat, and even when you know how he does it, you are still fooled and amazed.

Read more.
[h/t: @ErdnaseinTO]

24 September 2011

Niagara College Welland Campus: Alex Kazam

From the Facebook Page "ComicaZi" "DrinK, LaugH & PlaY!" *ALL AGES!*:
Hey guys, there is going to be an AMAZING show going on in the niagara college welland campus pub! Its called Comicazi and its going to feature some awesome local stand up talent, an amazing headliner and an improv show! The show is absolutely free and its going on from 7-9pm on Tuesday October 4th!

Headliner is ALEX KAZAM a hilariously refreshing modern comedic magician! His act is as mesmerizing as it is hilarious.

Read more.
For more information, visit "ComicaZi" "DrinK, LaugH & PlaY!" *ALL AGES!*

22 September 2011

20 September 2011

Alex Kazam on ThatChannel

From ThatChannel show listings:
Hugh Reilly and Stu Hay speak with: Jason Quitt from thecrystalsun.com on sacred geometry, biogeometry, the Egyptian Postures of Power - an ancient system of personal energy healing used by the Pharoahs; witty magician Alex Kazam tells us of his unicycle trip to NYC, Letterman, and performs several funny illusions; Amos Tayts, founder of ResumeTarget.ca discusses the new approaches everyone needs to find a job or find leverage in your current job.

Watch video below:

19 September 2011

Paul Wildbaum: Movement Comedy Workshop

From the Facebook Page:
This class focuses on developing physical comedy. You will discover the natural comedic impulses within you by working through commedia, mime and clown style improvisational exercises. (All the “Mime” you'll ever need to know.)

The workshop helps you explore spontaneity, timing and the basic fundamentals of physical comedy. Drawing from the traditions of LeCoq, Pochinko, Polivka, Carlos Climente and other masters, I have created a 1 day 8 hour developmental intensive. You will find that this workshop is beneficial to performers and teachers of all levels of experience.

Read more.

The workshop will be held at:
Studio G at the Centre of Gravity
133 Gerrard St E., Toronto
10am-6:30pm Sunday September 25th.

Visit the Facebook page to for prices, registration information or to confirm details.

[h/t: Deborah Fallick]

17 September 2011

Toronto: Mind Kontrol with Mike D'Urzo

From the Facebook page "Z103.5 presents Mind Kontrol- Mike D'Urzo's Live Show!":
After last year’s sold out show, Mind Kontrol is returning with an exclusive 5 SHOWS from OCT 20-23! An evening of Magic and Mentalism with International Award Winning Magician Mike D'Urzo! Mike was nominated for 2011 "Entertainer of the Year" by the Canadian Event Industry Awards!

The shows will be held at the Al Green Theatre in Toronto at 750 Spadina Ave (Corner of Bloor & Spadina). Here are the dates & show times…

Thursday October 20 @ 8:00 pm (Mike's Birthday!)
Friday October 21 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday October 22 @ 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday October 23 @ 2:00 pm
Visit the page to find out which night David Merry and Magic Mike Segal will be appearing as special guests!

For more information or to purchase tickets, go online at http://www.megamagic.ca/ or call TicketWeb at 1-888-222-6608.

Watch the trailer on YouTube: