Friday, January 29, 2010

TRIFECTA: An Evening Of Mischief, Magic And Mystery!

Award-winning magician and mind reader, Patrick Terry, former Tannen's Magic camper, returns with a line up of the best contemporary conjurors the world over!

For one night only, come witness the breath taking illusions of rock star magician Elliot Zimet (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus/America's Got Talent and former Tannen's Magic camper as well), the comedic juggling super powers of Marcus Monroe, and the supreme talents of World Champion Knife Thrower, The Great Throwdini (Letterman, Conan O'Brien & Good Morning America) accompanied by Coney Island Sensation, Kryssy Cocktail, will demonstrate the skills that have made him one of the most memorable entertainers you’ll ever see.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Doors: 9:30pm | show: 10:00pm
Tix: $10.00


Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Main & Water St.)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tannen's Magic: New Store Hours!

Tannen's Magic, New York's leading magic shop will be changing the hours of operation of our store to make life easier for our customers. The change will officially begin on Monday, February 1st. The change will move our opening store time to weekdays at 11:00 AM while extending the closing time until 6:00 PM. The weekend hours will remain the same from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

NEW Store Hours beginning February 1st, 2010:
Mondays thru Fridays: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

As part of Tannen's Magic's commitment to create a more convenient, efficient, enjoyable and rewarding shopping experience for our magic customers, we are delighted to change our hours. Today's announcement is part of our overall commitment to transform the store experience for our customers. Additionally, we are also updating the store to a look and feel that is fresh and much more 'shop-able'.

Please print out this blog for a free gift available in-store only. This offer is valid from February 1st 2010 until February 12th, 2010.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Steven Brown
Tannen’s Magic
Since 1925 
Tannen's Magic, Inc.
45 West 34th Street, Suite 608
New York, NY 10001

Friday, January 15, 2010

David Blaine: Haiti Relief and Development

On January 12, a series of earthquakes measuring 6.5 to 7.3 on the Richter scale devastated Haiti. The American Red Cross is working with its partners in the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, including the Haitian Red Cross, and other partners to assist those affected by this disaster.

David Blaine will be in Times Square between 43rd and 44th St - intersection of 7th Ave and Broadway starting at 9am today Friday, January 15 ,2010 fundraising for earthquake relief in Haiti, staying awake for 72 hours performing live close-up magic with the American Red Cross.

Click to donate!

Photo of David Blaine at Time Square courtesy of Doug McKenzie.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Aaron Fisher's: FREE "Double Lift" Lesson!

Aaron Fisher, creator of the One-Hand Popover and Search and Destroy, and author of the Paper Engine has had a great year. So great that he put some thoughts about the double lift The following video is from him to you. After watching it, your double lift will get better.

There are two types of magicians: those who have been caught doing a Double Lift and those who lie about it.

Every card magician uses the Double Lift; it is one of the most essential sleights in card magic but using it CORRECTLY is not as straight forward as you may think.

Learn how to improve your performance from the master of card magic. In this casual session Aaron Fisher dissects the all important Double Lift and shares his personal tips on giving you a leg up. If you use the Double Lift today, you owe it to your audience to watch what Aaron has to say about it.

Happy New Year from Aaron Fisher and Tannen's Magic!

Aaron Fisher: Double Lift (Windows Media)
Aaron Fisher: Double Lift (Quicktime)

Right-click on desired video and select 'Save Target As...' to save the movie files to your hard drive.

Mike Patrick's "Cointality" on Reel Magic

Michael Patrick, Tannen's Magic's awesome demonstrator and Magic Camp icon, is featured in the current Reel Magic #14.

Reel Magic is the "hot" new juicy video magazine with interviews, columns, tricks and review of all that is magic. Our staff his very high on this magazine of the future.

In this issue Michael Patrick preforms  "Cointality" in the Move Monkey portion of the magazine. It is a sequence that can be used at the beginning or ending of any three coin routine. Michael performs and explains this in detail in this month's issue.

Here is Michael's "own" unique about me:

"MICHAEL PATRICK - The "Michael Patrick" of Close-Up Magic

Mike Patrick invented magic over 9,000 years ago in an attempt to describe the overall concept of awesomeness. Obviously, he succeeded because his magic can only be described as "truly outrageous." He blends his magic with his bizarrely encyclopedic knowledge of everything on the Internet and TV to create magic with an unfathomable amount of pop culture references. Imagine Kevin Smith doing magic tricks (only A LOT sexier) and you are on the right track. He performs regularly at private events all over the planet, and at Ninja New York, where he enjoys dressing like a ninja and rambling incoherently about He-Man.

This issue features:

Wayne Dobson: Wayne Kawamoto talks with Dobson about how multiple sclerosis has affected his approach to magic, changed his career - and redirected his life

Daniel Garcia: Part two of Kozmo's talk with Daniel at MAGICLive! Daniel discusses working with David Blaine

Running Time Approximately: 2hr 26mins