Steve Cohen – Masters Award – Milbourne Christopher Foundation

On the heels of the 2019 Allan Slaight Award, I am delighted to announce that the Milbourne Christopher Foundation has selected me as the recipient of their 2019 MASTERS AWARD. It is a true honor to be included in this illustrious group of magicians. MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER MASTERS AWARD WINNERS 2002    Charles Reynolds 2005    John and […]

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Chamber Magic® Tour: Waldorf Astoria BEVERLY HILLS

I will be touring in September, and hope you can help spread the word. Tickets are now available for Chamber Magic® performances at the new Waldorf Astoria BEVERLY HILLS. The show will be identical to my long-running show in New York. I’m excited to announce the following tour dates: BEVERLY HILLS: The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills 9850 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly […]

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Recipient of 2019 Allan Slaight “Sharing Wonder” Award

I am honored to be the 2019 recipient of the Allan Slaight Award, in the category Sharing Wonder. According to the Magicana website, this award recognizes “exceptional performances, by exceptional artists” and is accompanied by an engraved iPad and a $15,000 prize. Previous winners of this award are: Penn & Teller, Darcy Oake, Derek DelGaudio, […]

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Al Hirschfeld’s magicians – UPDATED

I have fond memories of Sunday mornings as a boy, searching the Arts page of the NY Times for the “Nina’s” hidden in Al Hirschfeld’s illustrations. It was a clever game of hide-and-go-seek, since Hirschfeld hid his daughter’s name so well, and in such whimsically obscure spots – in the folds of a coat sleeve, […]

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Max Malini in Japan and Hawaii

Sometimes I stumble across new findings about my hero, Max Malini. While I knew Malini had visited Japan on five occasions, I had never seen any photographic evidence of his performances there. That changed earlier this week when a Japanese magician named Yohei Morishita posted the above group photo on Twitter. He located the photo […]

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Think-a-Drink Hoffman Memorabilia Collection

In tandem with my extensive Max Malini memorabilia collection (click here to view), I have collected several items relating to Charles “Think-a-Drink” Hoffman. As readers of this site likely know, I’ve performed the Any Drink Called For (also known as Inexhaustible Bottle) act for nearly two decades, and it’s a highlight in the Chamber Magic show. […]

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Three Forewords to Classic Magic Books

I was tapped by Skyhorse Publishing to write new forewords to three classic magic instruction books, all by esteemed author Jean Hugard. The titles: Royal Road to Card Magic (Jean Hugard and Fred Braue), Mental Magic with Cards, and Modern Magic Manual. It was an honor to be considered for this project. The foreword to […]

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