30 May 2023

ICYMI: Guy Hollingworth talks Torn & Restored Card with Glenn West over at the CAM blog

From the CAM blog post "Guy Hollingworth talks Torn & Restored Card /w Glenn West ":

Welcome to Magic Minds: Two Magicians One Trick - An Interview with Guy Hollingworth and Glenn West

Prepare to be amazed as we embark on a magical journey with the Canadian Association of Magicians' new interview series: Magic Minds: Two Magicians One Trick with Glenn West!

In this exciting series, we'll dive deep into the world of magic, exploring the inspirations and techniques behind some of the most renowned magicians and their unforgettable tricks.

In our first video of the series, we are honoured to have the incredible Guy Hollingworth join forces with our very own Glenn West to discuss the mesmerizing art of the Torn & Restored Card. This highly anticipated interview will provide an exclusive look into the history and inspirations of Hollingworth's legendary Reformation and the captivating story of what first introduced him to this magical plot.

But that's not all!

Our dynamic duo will also reveal some of the latest updates to the routine, which, in Glenn West's opinion, take it to a whole new level of astonishment.

Read more and watch video.






29 May 2023

Juliana Chen wins 2023 AMA Performing Fellowship Award, Carisa Hendrix wins AMA Stage Magician of the Year

Congratulations to Juliana and Carisa!


From the May 28th article "Chinese-born magician honored at Hollywood's annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards" in News.cn:  

Recipients of the AMA Performing Fellowship award are the performers who have made an impact on the art of magic. Cardini, a world-renowned magician, was the first to receive the award in 1968, followed by performers such as Jose Frakson, Richiardi Jr., and Marvyn & Carol Roy.

"It is a great honor to be the first magician of Chinese origin to receive the Performing Fellowship Award from the Academy of Magical Arts. This is not only a personal affirmation for me, but also for Chinese magicians," she told Xinhua Thursday night.

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From the May 26th Instagram post by Carisa Hendrix:




28 May 2023

Broken wand: Paul Neary

Our sincere condolences to Paul's family and friends at this impossible time.

From Marshall Funeral Home:

Paul has found his Shangri-la!
He peacefully passed away surrounded by “The Love of his life” Joyce (Foster), his son Ryan (Orion), with his wife Yen (Nguyen), and our beautiful grandchildren Hunter and Scarlett.
He was MUSIC-professional drummer, and teacher.
He was MAGIC-The Great Schlep, and Toytown Puppets.
He was MINISTRY-Pastor Emeritus-Knox United, and New St. Paul’s United.
Paul touched the lives of many, sharing his love of family, his knowledge, his love of the Lord, and definitely his sense of humour.

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[via Ron Guttman]





Broken wand: Harvey Raft

Our sincere condolences to Harvey's family and friends at this impossible time.


From Hebrew Basic Burial:

RAFT, Harvey - Passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023 at Baycrest. Beloved husband of Patricia Mars-Raft. Loving father of Irving. Dear brother-in-law of Shep Trubkin. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 30th at 12:00 p.m. in the Kiever Podolier section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park 6033 Bathurst Street (north of Finch on the east side. Memorial donations may be made to Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue 416-787-1631 or to World Vision Canada www.worldvision.ca

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[via David Lew]





27 May 2023

Quebec: Luc Langevin's Vérités [Dec 22]

Tickets at Grand Theatre.


From the May 19th Tweet by Luc Langevin (translation by Twitter):

#Québec , I will be back on December 22 with my show #Vérités , this time at the Grand Théâtre! 😃 A great way to start the holiday break... 😉 Tickets on sale now!