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Among the top stories of 2015 in the world of magic was Mat Franco's winning the ninth season of "America's Got Talent."
Keep in mind that 73 magicians or magic acts have appeared on the whow over the years including the Pendragons, Kevin James, Murray Sawchuck, Michael Grasso, Nathan Burton, Brett Daniels, Rudy Coby, Bizarro and many more.
Mat became interested in magic after seeing a special featuring several magicians when he was only a few years old and immediately began performing for his class at show and tell. The rest as they say is history.
Was I ever tempted to be a con man or a card shark? Yes,” says Ricky Jay, who overcame temptation to become one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists of all time.
Born Richard Jay Potash in 1948, the Brooklyn native’s parlayed his way with cards into a career as an actor, writer, historian and collector.
“My peregrinations are hard to establish,” says Jay, who, throughout his travels, has held onto his place on the Upper West Side. He’s also the first magician to materialize on PBS’ American Masters series: “Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice” airs Friday. This is his magical New York.
In this episode of the MagicNewswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast, we take a look back at 2014 and a peek ahead at 2015.
Genii Magazine Associate Editor Dustin Stinnett leads the way with his always amazing recaps of the previous year of magic news in review, but we are also joined by many special guests along the way. My cohosts are Chase Goforth, Cameron Ramsay, and David Kaye. Special Guests include Dan Sperry, Jonathan Pendragon, Mike Caveney, Tina Lennart and more. Happy new year everyone!
On this episode of the Magic Newswire Spirit of Magic podcast I am thrilled to be joined by the ultimate "Underground Magician." For more than 50 years, Sol Stone has been referred to as "the magician's magician." In May of this year, Sol was named "Magician of the Year" by the Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly #1 in NYC. Sol is best known as a coin magician, teacher and mentor to generatons of performers. Join David Roth, Jeff McBride, myself and other guests for this fascinating conversation. You will hear tales of Howard Thurston, Dai Vernon, Flosso, Paul LePaul, Jerry Openheimer, Ed Balducci, Tarbell, Jean Hugard, Slydini and many more!