Criss Angel Mindfreak Secret Revelations Book Signing Dates
Posted on April 20th, 2007 at 11:00 pm by Preston

Criss Angel will be signing copies of his book Criss Angel Mindfreak: Secret Revelations, which gets released April 24, 2007 at the following places:

Los Angeles
April 30th
7pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90024

May 1st
1pm
Dark Delicacies
4213 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

6pm
Westwood Borders
1360 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

New York
May 7th
Borders, Penn Station
2 Penn Plaza
New York, NY

May 8th
7pm
Bookends
232 East Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ

May 9th
9pm
Book Revue
313 New York Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743

Las Vegas
May 16th
7pm
Henderson District Public Library
280 S. Green Valley Pkway
Henderson, NV

May 17th
7:30pm
The Reading Room (in Mandalay Place – between luxor and mandalay bay hotels/casinos)
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Suite 201A
Las Vegas, NV

Criss Angel won’t be coming to my area but If you plan to go don’t forget to order your book now.

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Join StreetMagicBlog.com Magicians in Oleta Park Miami
Posted on April 16th, 2007 at 7:00 am by Preston

We will be at a BBQ at Oleta Park Miami Florida. Food Drinks and amazing feats. Moisha the magician will attempt an amazing escape at oleta river park.

You can email me for more information StreetMagicblog@gmail.com

Place: Oleta Park Miami
Who: Preston, Moisha, Konstatin and friends
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2007
Time: 11:30AM-8:00PM

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Mindfreak Season 3 Starts June 5th
Posted on April 16th, 2007 at 1:00 am by Preston

Criss Angel Mindfreak season three will begin June 5th at 10 p.m

Source: AETV.com

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Snapple Drink Card Trick
Posted on April 5th, 2007 at 11:45 pm by Preston

Effect: Magician rips a piece of a card and reveals that the rest of the card magically went inside a sealed Snapple drink.

Preparation: To perform the Snapple drink card trick you will need to do the following.

(Note: any other bottle that has a pop up safety button will work)

First you need 3 Duplicate cards to perform this trick. Take 2 cards holding them very tightly; rip off a corner of the card.

Holding the card tightly will make you make exactly even rips to both cards.

Next you will need

1. A Snapple Drink ( I perfer a Snapple Mint Ice Tea, In Bottle, 16 fl oz because of the color of the drink works better with hiding the card)
2. Microwave
3. Refrigerator

Take the Snapple drink or other bottle with the pop up button cap and take the cap off.

Next take the Snapple bottle and put it in the microwave without the cap on for about one or two minutes. You want to get the Snapple drink very hot to the point where its getting close to boil.

Next you would put whatever you wanted to reveal in the bottle, in this case the ripped card.

Next you need to put the Snapple cap back on the Snapple drink and then put it in to the refrigerator and leave it there for a couple of hours.

Snapple Fun Fact

Air expands when it is warmed. So when you reseal the cap and place the Snapple in the refrigerator it will cause the cap to get sucked down from suction.

Method: You start the performance by forcing a card on a spectator while having the Snapple Drink near you on a table.

You take the forced card and rip off a corner of the card. You need to palm the corner you cut before the trick and let the spectator have that peice and hide the one you just ripped.

 After that you take the ripped card and shuffle it into the deck and you if you want you can lose the card with some double sided tape or palming it and pocketing the card.

 As you pretend to be searching for the card you ask the spectator if he can pour you some Snapple.

The spectator then opens the sealed Snapple bottle (with a pop sound!) and pours the drink to reveal the card is inside the glass.

You then take the card out and the ripped piece will match perfectly.

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Participate In Criss Angel’s Naked Escape
Posted on March 31st, 2007 at 11:45 pm by Preston
PARTICIPATE IN CRISS ANGEL’S NAKED ESCAPE
Criss Angel naked? Curious? Want to see? Be at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Pioche, NV as Criss attempts to escape before you get to him.

Bring your birthday suit…
Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Lincoln County Courthouse, Lacour St., Pioche Nevada 89043

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Was Harry Houdini Murdered?
Posted on March 23rd, 2007 at 11:00 pm by Preston

The family of Harry Houdini is requesting the body of Harry Houdini the world’s most famous illusionist be exhumed to examine it for evidence that his death was not accidental.

“It needs to be looked at,” George Hardeen told The Associated Press. “His death shocked the entire nation, if not the world. Now, maybe it’s time to take a second look.”

Houdini’s family scheduled a news conference for Friday to give details on the plans. Prominent New York lawyer Joseph Tacopina is helping clear any legal hurdles to the exhumation.

A team of top forensic investigators would conduct new tests on Houdini’s body, said Hardeen, whose grandfather was Houdini’s brother.

The circumstances surrounding Houdini’s sudden death are as murky as the rivers where he often escaped from chains, locks and wooden boxes.

The generally accepted version was that Houdini, 52, suffered a ruptured appendix from a punch in the stomach, leading to a fatal case of peritonitis. But no autopsy was performed.

When the death certificate was filed on Nov. 20, 1926, Houdini’s body — brought by train from Detroit to Manhattan — had already been buried in Queens, along with any evidence of a possible death plot.

Within days, a newspaper headline wondered, “Was Houdini Murdered?”

Source: Associated Press

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SCI FI Channel Developing a Series Around Mentalist Derren Brown
Posted on March 22nd, 2007 at 10:30 pm by Preston
SCI FI Channel announced that it is developing a series around British “mentalist” Derren Brown, described as “part James Bond, part Yoda.” With numerous top-rated series and specials to his credit, Brown has amazed U.K. television audiences. SCI FI’s original U.S.-produced version of the tentatively titled Derren Brown Project will consist of six one-hour episodes. Andrew O’Conner and Michael Vine will serve as executive producers for Objective Productions. SCI FI made the announcement at its upfront press event in New York on March 21.

Brown is described as a man who can inspire people to rob an armored car or freely give up their car keys and wallet to a stranger on the street simply by asking. The British press has called him “mind-blowing,” “fascinating” and “a warlock.” He doesn’t claim to be a mind reader, though he appears to predict and control human behavior. He describes his craft as a mixture of suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship.

Source: SCIFI.com

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Criss Angel Cirque du Soleil Show at Luxor Casino
Posted on March 22nd, 2007 at 10:15 pm by Preston

Criss Angel Luxor Casino

Las Vegas, NV – March 23, 2007 /PRNewswire/ — Cirque du Soleil and Luxor today announced a new show featuring Criss Angel, directed by Cirque du Soleil, set to open Summer 2008 at Luxor Resort and Casino.

Always on the lookout for the next artistic challenge, Cirque du Soleil is working with Criss to fuse his revolutionary illusions and mind-blowing artistry with acrobatics, dance, puppetry, music and poetry to tell a story, taking audiences on a bizarre and fascinating journey.

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I’ve seen the Cirque du Soleil Mystere and “O”; both of them we’re very good but both made me drowsy during the show. Criss Angel Cirque du Soleil does sound more exciting.

Is this going to be a Criss Angel Magic Show with a lot more assistants?

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Transporting Card Trick
Posted on March 22nd, 2007 at 7:00 am by Preston

Transporting Card Trick

Effect: Tell the spectator you’re going to do a “memory test”.  Show him a card, flip it back over and hand it to him tell him to try to remember the card.

You then show him what your card is and ask him to remember that card also, flip it back over and hold the card in your other hand.

Ask him what his card was, you then reveal that you are holding the card he thought he was holding and he’s holding the card he thought you was holding.

Preparation:  To perform the Transporting Card Trick you will need a duplicate card. You place the cards in the following order.

5 of Clubs, 6 of clubs, 5 of Clubs, Rest of Deck

(Obviously you can use any cards you want)

Method: Do a double lift and show the 6 of clubs to the spectator. Place the card back over on top of the deck and have the spectator hold it in his hand.

Perform another double lift to show the 5 of clubs, ask the spectator to remember that card. Put it back on top of the deck and do a single lift to grab the 6 of clubs.

Ask the spectator which card he is holding. He’ll say it’s the 5 of Clubs, You then say “no.. I have the 6 of clubs; you have the 5 of clubs”

Have him flip over his hand and he will see the cards have magically switched places.

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Stardust Hotel and Casino Demolished
Posted on March 13th, 2007 at 7:45 am by Preston

 

The clean up of the new Echelon Hotel & Casino site is expected to take up to two months.

The Stardust became famous for its stellar, 188-foot sign and marquee as its mob connections. The Strip institution was the inspiration for the 1995 movie “Casino,” in which Robert De Niro played a character inspired by Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who ran the casino-hotel in the mid-1970s.

But as regulators cracked down on skimming in later years, Boyd was brought in as an operator in 1983 and bought the Stardust in 1985 when the owners lost their gambling license.
In the next two decades, the property’s luster began to fade. “Lido de Paris,” the showgirl extravaganza that starred illusionists Siegfried and Roy for more than a decade, wrapped up in 1991 after a 32-year run.

The Echelon should be opened sometime in 2010 with over 5,000 hotel rooms,a shopping mall, a production theater, concert venue and more than 1 million square feet of meeting space.

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