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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – Feb. 6th, 2017 @ Dixon Place

[Translate] THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE Hosting the evening’s entertainment was ‘Magic Brian’. First up was the ‘Amazing HouDino’ performing a wonderful card trick with his father Magic Brian. HouDino carefully selected a card as audience volunteer looks on. Read the full article…

Legendary Magician – “Cardini”

[Translate] From Feb 1932 Vanity Fair Magazine  Richard Valentine Pitchford – presto change-o! Cardini – who does things to a cigarette that no Indian fakir ever did to a rope – was born in Wales in 1898 and could bewitch Read the full article…

Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – September 2016

[Translate] Vaudevisuals Year in Review – September 2016 September is always a great month for theater and variety arts. This month I interviewed ‘Collapsing Horse Theater’ from Dublin, funny man Joel Jeske and magic man Nelson Lugo, teacher/performer Carlos Garcia Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Eric Walton – “Completely Mental”

[Translate] I saw Eric Walton perform at Dixon Place a few months ago. I was really impressed. His demeanor, professionalism, and skills were all top notch. So, when I heard that he was doing his own ‘Mentalist’ Variety show I Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with The Secret Variety Society

[Translate] The Secret Variety Society Performing at PANGEA – Nov 7th and December 7th. Make sure you see this amazing group of ‘Secret’ variety royalty! (Left to Right: Magic Brian, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Matt Roper, Sabrina Chap, Ekaterina) For more Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Joel Jeske and Nelson Lugo – “Circus Salon”

[Translate] Joel Jeske and Nelson Lugo discuss the upcoming evening “Circus Salon” which is Sept 15th at The Tank! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading…

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 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…

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…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Hidden in Plain Sight” by Colin Williamson

[Translate] ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Fresh and intriguing, Hidden in Plain Sight offers a wealth of fascinating historical information on the myriad ways and contexts in which moving images have evoked experiences of wonder from audiences. Williamson’s interest in Read the full article…