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Balloon Twisting For Magicians – Add Balloons to Your Repertoire

Do you do children’s parties? Want to get more gigs? Have you considered Balloon Sculpture? Learning to tie balloon animals can really land you more gigs. And guess what? Balloon twisting is easy to learn and pays really well. After

Posted in Balloon Animals, Children's Parties

The Invisible Deck… Why it is a must to learn!

Time and time again, when I’m speaking to magician friends… the topic of the invisible deck comes up. It is considered by most to be their go-to trick for almost any setting. Restaurant, strolling, street… If you are performing close-up

Posted in Magic Made Simple, Reviews, Uncategorized

The Art of Card Manipulation

On the same subject as last week, Jeff McBride also has a series of videos. The Art of Card Manipulation is a three part series where McBride walks the student through many card sleights, manipulations and flourishes. It is a

Posted in Resources, Reviews

Jeff McBride

Jeff McBride is an American magician from Monticello, New York. He specializes in sleight of hand and the manipulation of small objects, such as cards and coins. His stage show has Japanese influence, and masks play a large part, as

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Penn and Teller

Penn and Teller have been performing together since the 1970s. They perform their own take on classic tricks putting a comedic twist along side them. The duo have made many television appearances and have had made many stage performances. They

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Chinese Water Torture Cell

The Chinese Water Torture Cell is a magic effect invented by Harry Houdini in 1911. Houdini is first strapped in at the feet. He is then hoisted upside down above the cell. Full of water, Houdini is then lowered into

Posted in History

Dove Magic

Dove Magic is one the most elegant forms of magic. The magicians that do it well, do it with class and grace. Dove magic is not as common as the community makes it out to be. It is rather, a

Posted in Magic Made Simple, Resources

Cups and Balls

The cups and balls is one of the oldest tricks still in use today. Used by Roman conjurors as far back as 2000 years. There are some historians that claim the cups and balls date back to the Egyptians. This

Posted in History, Resources

David Blaine

David Blaine revolutionized magic in 1997 with his magic special, Street Magic. David’s goal was to bring magic back to the popularity it had once held 100 years prior. He succeeded by introducing a new generation to the powerful art

Posted in History

The Klutz Book of Magic

Now in its ninth printing, the Klutz Book of Magic has delighted children of all ages while learning to perform magic. It is a staple for any beginner as it is chalk full of professional tricks catered to the newbie.

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