The art of magic is not just for an entertainment but it is to inspire people to be creative enough in their own lives. Even if you are not going to be a professional magician, you can still draw some difference making benefits from the art of magic. It helps to build and boost self-confidence It […]

via Ten Benefits of Learning Magic — Magic and Mentalism of Amit Kalantri

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*** Here’s some unusual footage of magician Ricky Jay when he was young, which I hadn’t seen before. He’s on the British variety television show, The Michael Parkinson Show, and Parkinson’s other guests included the well-known Dutch magician Fred Kaps. The video is of poor broadcast quality but I thought aficionados might enjoy watching Jay […]

via Magic Royalty: Ricky Jay and Fred Kaps — Jack Shalom

As a sleight of hand artist, or close-up magician, I occasionally get to perform at really fun venues. Such was the case last month in Minneapolis, MN at The Theater in the Round. It was an evening of magic, manipulation and illusion. In the photo, shown here, I am finishing my close-up magic performance with […]

via Close up Magic, Steven Carlson — art & magic