This transcript is from the 2019 Milbourne Christopher Awards ceremony, held on September 28, 2019 at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. The opening remarks are by the foundation chair, William Rauscher, followed by my acceptance speech. [William Rauscher:] Now we come to our Masters Award, and we are especially pleased about this […]Read the full post »
My signature trick in Chamber Magic is “Think-a-Drink.” The progenitor of this trick – the original teakettle – was built in the early 1900s for British magician David Devant. I now own that exact teakettle. It’s over 100 years old, and is considered a Holy Grail among magicians. David Devant (1868-1941) was the first president […]Read the full post »
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 […]Read the full post »
I’ve always dreamed of performing magic for the President of the United States, in the White House.
While that dream has yet to come true, I was giddy to find that President Obama came to the private suite where I perform Chamber Magic during his visit to NYC.
The picture above is from the official White House website and the caption reads:
Sept. 21, 2011 “The First Lady reacts to something the President whispered to her at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in between events related to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Here is a photo of me standing in exactly the same spot, […]Read the full post »
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 […]Read the full post »
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, […]Read the full post »
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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, […]Read the full post »