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Much love,
David

 

The Hippity Hop Rabbits

The Hippity Hop Rabbits According to the standard description of the effect, “The performer shows two cut-out rabbits, one white and one black. They are covered, moved around and then uncovered, revealing that the rabbits have switched places! This is repeated a...

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For the Love of It

For the Love of It Some people make a great living doing what they love. I watched an Oprah Winfrey interview with David Copperfield today. You can catch the interview here: David Copperfield's “Lovingly Abusive” Childhood | Oprah's Next Chapter | Oprah Winfrey...

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Cue Cards

Cue Cards I always use cue cards. For the first show I ever did I used a cue card and I continue to use them but in a different way. A cue card is not a substitute for script memorization and its certainly not a substitute for scripting in general. They won’t save you...

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The Sliding Knot

The Sliding Knot I was still in high school when I saw Doug Henning perform the Sliding Knot during one of his television specials. There are moments in magic that literally take my breath away. They fill me with wonder and joy. Watching Doug do this effect was one of...

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The Magic Wand

The Magic Wand The wand is a symbol not unlike the rabbit in the magician’s hat. Ask any child what he or she needs to be a real magician and more than likely you will hear a wand, perhaps a top hat, and a rabbit. When you see a wand you almost automatically think of...

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How to Become a Magician 

How to Become a Magician I hope that some of you are interested enough in magic to want to study it yourself. If you are, I hope you will reach out to me so I can personally assist you in your journey. I have made a video on this topic. You may view my video here: How...

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Magic and Mentalism for Children

Magic and Mentalism for Children My first paid performance was for a child’s birthday party. I was 14. The child was 8. As always, I did the best work in my repertoire. The family loved it, the guests loved it, and most of all the birthday child loved it. As often...

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Dantini the Magnificent

Dantini the Magnificent Dantini has become a bit of a hero to me. I never knew him and yet his life inspires me. Two of the images for this piece are paintings by the great Paul Moscatt. They are posted here by permission. Dantini was born Vincent Cierkes in 1906. He...

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The Value of Magic and Mentalism

The Value of Magic and Mentalism I attended a Chamber of Commerce event recently. At my table was a person who owned her own real estate company, a commercial banker, a financial planner, and an attorney. As happens at these events, we introduced ourselves and spoke...

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Selling Hope by Kristen O’Donnell Tubb: A Review

Selling Hope by Kristen O'Donnell Tubb: A Review I love magic, I love the history of magic. I love vaudeville and Buster Keaton. I went looking for a work of fiction that could draw me into the world of vaudeville and I found so much more.  I have always wished I...

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