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December 28, 2018

The great Ricky Jay died about a month ago—on November 24, 2018, to be exact. He was 72 years old, but for awhile after he passed, various news outlets stated his age as anywhere from 70 to 74. That's how private and secretive he was: no one was sure of the year of his...

June 10, 2018

This week I will be performing at one of my longest-running gigs: an all-night graduation party for a high school where I used to teach. I’ll be doing close-up magic for about three hours and then a stage show at (gulp!) 4:00 AM. It’s a tiring, physically taxing gig, b...

May 30, 2018

Whenever I see or experience something that is cool beyond belief, I am apt to say, "Man, that's a MAGIC TRICK!" This might be when I encounter a new piece of technology or when I see some display of seemingly super-human talent. Lately I've been hanging around jazz mu...

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