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Howard Thurston, the Magician Who Disappeared

A woman rose in mid-air. Cards hovered, and a box of candy became a rabbit. A horse and rider vanished, floating away as if in a dream, spangles sparkling in audiences’ eyes. At the magician Howard Thurston’s show, the world flouted nature. Through it all, the audience felt Thurston’s affection. Dale Carnegie included Thurston in […]

The street magic of India once captivated the world, including Harry Houdini himself

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 […]

Magician & Endurance Artist David Blaine Stuns In Breathtaking Show In Brooklyn

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, […]

The best magic shows in New York City

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.     […]

English teacher also works as Frankie Ace, a magician and comic

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 […]

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