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Walford Bodie: The curious Scots magician who caused a Glasgow theatre riot

He claimed he could cure the sick and the disabled with his high-voltage brand of magic, but Walford Bodie’s promises were enough to start a riot in Glasgow when 500 students mobbed the Coliseum Theatre to pelt the showman with bombs of piecemeal, flour and rotten eggs. Bodie, known as the Electric Wizard of the […]

Jibrizy, the millennial magician and hip-hop illusionist

Jibrizy Taylor is a hip-hop illusionist and magician. The Chicago native discovered magic by watching David Blaine when he was 8 years old, and that was a life-changing moment for the magician-to-be. He began to fuel his dream by learning tricks, watching the greats. He then started posting videos to Youtube showing off his skills, and that’s when […]

Trigg Watson is the Millennial’s Magician

It was a misty October day in the Cedars when I pulled up to Checkered Past Winery. I found a lone spot on the crowded street and parallel parked in one try, but that was just the beginning of the magic I was destined to experience that Friday afternoon. I came to meet Trigg Watson, […]

Magician from Broadway’s ‘The Illusionists’ to appear at Genesee

He’s known for putting cell phones into blenders while their owners have heart palpitations nearby. Adam Trent — who did the iPhone-in-the-blender trick on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” show in 2016 — comes to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan for a 7:30 p.m. show Oct. 25. He’s a rising star in the magic world and […]

Robot learns magic tricks for Netflix show, but won’t endanger human jobs

MAGI grasped a silver cup between its two metal claws in one hand. With the other hand, the robot dropped a red, bubble gum-sized ball into the cup. A graduate student sat in the background, his hand hovering over an emergency stop button. After a couple of rigid waves over the cup for dramatic effect, […]

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