30 June 2011

Ariel Frailich: I Saw That!

Ariel Frailich has relaunched his website I Saw That! Exclusive Magic which in addition to the old content now includes a companion blog titled "I wrote that!".  Ariel sells books authored by himself (and others such as Mark Lewis) as well as selling his own tricks. Keep up with IST! on Facebook and Twitter.  Or go the site and subscribe by RSS or e-mail.

Be sure to tell him that Canada's Magic sent you!

25 June 2011

Abrakabaret (Montréal): the first night

[Not to be confused with Toronto's Friday Night Magic rebranded as Abracadabaret in 2010 and produced by James Alan.]

The website of the Regroupement Québecois magicians has a video summary of the first evening of Abrakabaret hosted by Patrik Kuffs.  Visit the Arakabaret Facebook Page or view the show poster for more information on the remaining 7 shows which run from July to December.

For those unfamiliar with the Regroupement Québecois magicians website, it is a site for professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.  There is a discussion forum covering topics such as mentalism, live performance and close-up magic.

[h/t: Eric Levesque]

19 June 2011

15 June 2011

Browser's Den: historical goodbye moving party on July 17

From Browser's Den:

Sunday, July 17 from 11am until 4pm
  • 20% off Entire Shop for EVERYBODY!!! Buy a lot or a little!!!
  • Special One Time Memorial Poster!
  • Special One Time Photo for New Shop
  • Snacks, Refreshments
Read the complete post for all the details.

Browser's new home:
As of August 2st, 2011, Browser's Den of Magic will be located at 3220 Dufferin St., Unit 19, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2T2.  The phone number will remain the same: 416-783-7022.

Luminato in the press

07 June 2011

Toronto: two FREE Luminato performances

From the Sharing Wonder website:
The first will be this Friday, June 10 where there will be a special, live performance by Eric Mead.
And, on June 11, Julie Eng will be presenting a segment our latest production, Piff Paff Poof, a magic show for kids and families.
Space is limited so you must RSVP to attend the special events

Visit Sharing Wonder for details on dates, times, locations and for information on how to RSVP.

06 June 2011

Windsor: Keith Brown's "Feats of Mystery"

If you can't make it to the London Fringe Festival to see Keith Brown's show "Feats of Mystery" this month, you could always catch him at the Windsor Fringe Festival in July!

For more information read Keith's blog post "Show times for Feats of Mystery Windsor Fringe 2011."

05 June 2011

CBC: David Ben talks magic

From the CBC website:
CBC is a media sponsor of Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity. One of the shows this year is Natural Magick . It features magician David Ben. David is also artistic director of Magicana , an organization dedicated to the study and exploration of magic as a performing art. He joined Mary to talk about the allure of magic and his own powers of prestidigitation.
Visit the CBC website to listen to Mary Ito's interview of David Ben.

Morrissey Magic: 52 years wonderful!

A great time was had by all at Morrissey Magic's 52nd Anniversary Party yesterday!  At the open house we were treated to a close-up show featuring Bill McCourt (Ring 17 past president 73/74), Luiz Castro (doing a side-splitting impersonation of Juan Tamariz), Christyrious and Dan Morrissey! The afternoon stage show, emceed by Glen Ottaway, showcased the talent of Michael Collins, Danny Hammil, Alex Kazam, Bill Abbott and Paul Wildbaum (who conducted a beautiful impromptu bell choir).

The day was filled with laughter, amazement and friendship.  Thank you Dan and Phoebe for hosting this wonderful day!

04 June 2011

David Ben performs on Daily Planet Sunday June 5

Edited June 23rd to add the link to the show video.

From Sharing Wonder:
Magicana’s artistic director, David Ben, was invited to perform on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet to commemorate co-host, Jay Ingram’s Last Show. The one-hour special also features memorable moments from Ingram’s sixteen years as the show’s co-host.
Read the full post at Sharing Wonder.

Watch Jay help David with some conjuring on Video Part 3.

02 June 2011

Beta: Canada's Magic Facebook page!

There's now a Facebook page setup for the Canada's Magic website!  After 25 5 more (thanks Ariel, Doug, Owen, Ryan, both Deborahs, Gwyn, Bonnie, Arthur, Steve, Jeffrey, Paul, Rhonda, Brian Aaron, Eric, Mike, Dan, Willson and Ron!) of you go over and "like" it, then I can claim a proper name for the page.

As always, feedback appreciated!  Thanks for your continued support!

Win free tickets for Luminato at Morrissey Magic

From the Sharing Wonder website:
To add to the prizes (editor's note: to be given away at Morrissey's 52nd anniversary party), Magicana has donated FREE TICKETS to see Natural Magick June 11 at the Tarragon Theatre and  Vodavil June 17 at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Read the full post, which includes what you need to do to be eligible for the draw, at Sharing Wonder or visit Morrissey Magic's website.

Jeff Pinsky interviews Mark Lewis

Jeff Pinsky just posted his interview with Mark Lewis under the "Conversations" section of The Browser’s Den of Magic website.  Mark discusses “The Lives of a Showman” and more! 
To watch, visit BrowsersDen.ca or view the first part on YouTube below: