n 1893, years before he made his name as a legendary escapologist, a 19-year-old Harry Houdini sought to entertain visitors at the Chicago World Fair. So he darkened his face with makeup, put on a white robe, and posed as a “Hindu fakir.” Houdini was capitalizing on the growing fascination with the mysticism and magic […]
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When the star of a show calmly jokes that he might die on stage, the audience is likely to brush it off. But when the performer making the announcement has a history of holding his breath for 17 minutes, the proclamation might not be far off. Such was the warning David Blaine, magician and illusionist extraordinaire, […]
When performed well, they welcome you to suspend disbelief in a special zone where skills honed over the course of years meet the element of surprise. Why not allow yourself a few illusions? In magic shows across the city, some of the world’s best illusionists help make New York a city of wonders. […]
Frank Alletto of Western Springs has two passions, poetry and magic. And they have something in common. A poet uses ordinary words to create extraordinary ideas, and a magician uses ordinary objects to create extraordinary experiences. That’s what Alletto tells his students at Lyons Township High School, where he has been teaching English for 22 […]
The longest running magic show in Indianapolis returns on the second Tuesday of July to the Indy Fringe Indy Eleven Theater. And it is a doozy. Three major stars of magic will be performing that night. Headlining will be Nathan Kranzo. Nathan’s magic is respected and taught all over the world. After you see him […]