23 March 2023

Canada's Got Talent audition: Atsushi Ono

Congratulations Atsushi, on a fantastic audition!


From the March 21st upload "MAGICIAN Atsushi Ono’s Audition FREAKS OUT Kardinal" on the Canada's Got Talent YouTube channel:

Japanese Magician Atsushi Ono now resides in Calgary, Alberta. While studying English, he discovered magic and his spellbinding tricks never left him! His incredible wizardry pays off with the judges, even making Kardinal Offishall disappear! His nerves and emotional reaction win over the Canada’s Got Talent audience and judges.






21 March 2023

Richmond: The Parlour Magic Show [Mar 28]

From the March 13th Instagram post by Monkey 9 Brewing:

For the first time, Vancouver's own magic variety show is outside Vancouver! 🪄

Join your host Rob Teszka as he presents award-winning magicians and variety artists, and our headliner who's been featured on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 




20 March 2023

Canada's Got Talent: Getting to know Atsushi Ono

On March 10th we shared with you that this season of Canada's Got Talent boasts six magicians and one escapologist. 

We are delighted to have the opportunity to do short interviews with some of the acts.  Kicking off the series is Calgary's Atsushi Ono.

Who inspires you that is not a magician?
Many people, things have been inspiring me at each stage of my life but I had an opportunity to work with AGT winner Kenich Ebina ( one of a kind dance performer ) in 2015, he changed the way I think about being a performer.
What is your first memory of magic? 

I was around 22. I joined "Seattle magic backroom session" on every Saturday.

Who from the magic community inspires you?

Many but Tom Frank and Tobias Pashia from "Seattle session" are my mentors.

Was there anyone or anything instrumental to you becoming a magician?

Beside the mentors mentioned above, "Strong magic by Darwin Ortiz" is my bible. I don't want to say it out loud as it's too good.

Atsushi with Howie and Lilly
Atsushi with Howie and Lilly
📸 : Jag Gundu/Citytv

Did you ever get discouraged and think about quitting magic?  
Not quite. When I'm discouraged, my wife Naomi always reminds me that I'm nothing if you take magic from me which sounds more scary to me.

What inspired you to be a part of this season of Canada's Got Talent?
People in the audience from my gigs often told me to apply it, and I thought like, why not just give it a shot.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Thank you for your time checking out my interview!



Thank you Atsushi, for making the time to answer our questions!  Break a leg on CGT!

Learn more about Atsushi at his website AtsushiOno.com or follow him on Instagram.

Canada's Got Talent premieres March 21st on CityTV.





17 March 2023

Carisa Hendrix, and Trevor & Lorena at IBM Pittsburgh [Jul 12 - 15]

From the March 7th Facebook post by Shawn Farquhar:

How many of these amazing magical artist can you name?  As the talent director for this years I.B.M. convention I looked to contract artists you know, and ones you should know.
Oh, and don't forget to register now for I.B.M. 2023 convention before we sell out like last year!





From the March 4th Facebook post by IBM Convention:

More amazing artists have been booked to attend, are you coming to Pittsburgh in 2023?