Monthly Archives // June 2016

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Conjuring Asia – Magic, Orientalism”

[Translate] The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called ‘Golden Age Magicians’ from the turn Read the full article…

The Illustrated History of Quick Change – A proposed book project

[Translate] I began working on this book project in the early 1970’s..probably around 1973. I have a letter from famed magician/historian Jay Marshall dated 1978. I had inquired to see if he had any ‘quick change’ material I could use Read the full article…

The Big Apple Circus Needs Your HELP! NOW!

[Translate] BIG APPLE CIRCUS: CASH IS DWINDLING; AT RISK OF SHUTTING DOWN PERFORMANCE FOR GOOD! PLEASE HELP KEEP THIS AMAZING NEW YORK CIRCUS ALIVE!  New York, NY – The Big Apple Circus, which announced several weeks ago that it was Read the full article…

My Father The Circus King – A documentary film

[Translate] The elephants have left the circus and Gunther Gebel-Williams has left us too. BUT! We have this documentary about this life and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The 1981 documentary produced by Kevin Eggers and Robert Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Magic and Loss – The Internet as Art”

June 20, 2016 // Book Shelf, Magic, Magic // No Comments

[Translate] Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the “best living writers of English prose”) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet. Since its inception, the Internet has Read the full article…

“I’ll Say She Is” – The Lost Marx Brothers Musical at The Connelly Theater

[Translate] First of all…there is this wonderful NY Times review! “Mr. Diamond himself plays Groucho, and he might as well be Groucho. Matt Roper’s Chico and Seth Shelden’s Harpo are also meticulous, and Matt Walters completes the quartet with the Read the full article…

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – June 2016 – Dixon Place

[Translate] Hosted by Keith Nelson at Dixon Place. A Variety Show for all kinds of acts! This month’s show was Terrific! Kenwyn Dapo The Immaterialists Adam Auslander Harold Moeller and Rob Lok Geniia Pakrovskaya Maks Turner and Skyttle Kat Alexander Zero Read the full article…

Eepybird – Diet Coke and Mentos – Revisit

June 4, 2016 // Comedy, Video // No Comments

[Translate] Ten years ago the internet was a new ‘vision’ of the future. Viral videos had just started to appear online. This one was one of the first to ‘catch on fire’. Wonderful, playful and intelligent play! As the video Read the full article…