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The Dream Team | Jeff McBlog

The Dream Team | Jeff McBlog | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
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Latest Muse Letter is now on the blog. Celebrating new members of the McBride Magic & Mystery School team.

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Tweet from @gvancout

Tweet from @gvancout | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Impressive visual tricks by Marco Tempest (@virtualmagician) #cwf14 pic.twitter.com/zTy7PvFGMw
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Nice shot of the stage from a recent appearance by Marco Tempest. Love the projections on the floor.

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Marco Tempest

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Marco Tempest - Pioneers - Entrepreneurship and innovative technologies http://t.co/XadcGmEoBp
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Another conference, another hit performance... Marco's work is an amazing addition to this kind of event, as he is one of the few speakers who entertain with his material... or one of the few entertainers who contribute such thoughtful content. Depending on how you want to look at it.

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Tweet from @phxmentalist

Tweet from @phxmentalist | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Just Finished 3 days of training in Vegas with the wisest minds in mystery performance at the Jeff McBride school! pic.twitter.com/K6ZJYusp57
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A busy couple of weeks at the McBride Magic & Mystery School.  "Best ever" Master Class for Mentalists (Thank you, Ross Johnson!), followed by our expanded "Magic & Meaning," (Thanks to Sunset Station for flawless hosting!) 

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Jeff McBride Special Performance

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Jeff McBride Special Performance in Venice Florida! Come see this amazing performance of world renowned magician and entertainer, Jeff McBride. (RT @McBrideMagic: Do you in Florida?
Venice Florida, or near Venice FL?
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Coming at the end of October...if you'll be in Venice or Sarasota... don't miss this!  And if you're a magician, don't miss the chance to attend Jeff's lecture and/or workshop while you're there!

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Strip Scribbles: 'Georgia on My Mind,' Mat Franco and 'Ink Master' - Las Vegas Sun

Strip Scribbles: 'Georgia on My Mind,' Mat Franco and 'Ink Master' - Las Vegas Sun | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Strip Scribbles: 'Georgia on My Mind,' Mat Franco and 'Ink Master'
Las Vegas Sun
We'll post my full interview with Mat, who gives credit for his success to his Las Vegas magic professor Jeff McBride, before the weekend “AGT” run.
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Seems the Mat Franco is still in the news, and still mentioning Jeff McBride and his studies with him, more than a week after winning America's Got Talent.  Jeff spoke to him 3-4 days after the big win, and he said he hadn't slept for three days. Back to back interviews the whole time.

 

Thanks to Mat, and to Robin Leach, for the mentions!

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'America's Got Talent' Crowns Its First Magician: 'It's An Unbelievable Thing ... - Headlines & Global News

'America's Got Talent' Crowns Its First Magician: 'It's An Unbelievable Thing ... - Headlines & Global News | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Headlines & Global News
'America's Got Talent' Crowns Its First Magician: 'It's An Unbelievable Thing ...
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Mat Franco studied with us back when he was just 12 years old... and he was fantastic then. Congrats to Mat on being the first every magician to win the AGT competition!

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Brain Deck // Marco Tempest - YouTube

26 y 27 de septiembre, Expo Santa Fe Compra tus boletos en Ticketmaster (RT @Artvelascor: Brain Deck // Marco Tempest http://t.co/uj0QLaeX35 vía @youtube)...
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This event has been postponed.  

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McBride Magic - Calendar

McBride Magic - Calendar | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Love magic? Live in Chicago?
Rare Jeff McBride Magic events @ Magic Chicago, Midwest Magic,& Magic Inc. details here:
http://t.co/B6vElWpJOS
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Chicago is the next stop of the McBride tour...

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How Magic Conquered Pop Culture - TIME

How Magic Conquered Pop Culture - TIME | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
How Magic Conquered Pop Culture
TIME
Fantasy has escaped the fringe and come to the center of our lives and the stories we tell each other. It's one wonderful tale.
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Interesting piece in TIME by Lev Grossman, author of "The Magicians" and two sequels. Not sure I agree with his assessment and timing, but it's an optimistic idea for magicians. What do you think?

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McBride Magic - McBride Video - Speaker Intro

McBride Magic - McBride Video - Speaker Intro | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Introduction to magician Jeff McBride as Corporate Speaker
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You may have seen Jeff McBride's amazing performances with masks, coins, cards and the like, but did you know he's also in demand as a speaker, sharing his personal insights and experiences with innovation, communication, and more? Click to see the video!

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Syfy Announces Magician Competition Series WIZARD WARS ...

Syfy Announces Magician Competition Series WIZARD WARS ... | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Just like it sounds, Syfy's Wizard Wars, which premieres on Tuesday, August 19 at 10/9c, is a magician's competition series. Every week will bring new contestants, and the winners of the preliminary round then compete ...
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This show is the creation of one of our Magic & Mystery School and Wonderground friends, Rick Lax. Rick is a magician himself, and a wonderful writer and journalist.  Watch the show!

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The History of Medicine, Part 1

The History of Medicine, Part 1 | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
According to Sir William Osler, Imhotep was the real Father of Medicine, about 4,000 years ago, writes TRACY LATZ MD. The first figure of a physician to stand out clearly from the mists of antiquit...
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Interesting article making the case for Imhotep as the true father of western medicine. We explore the crossroads of medicine and magic each year in our "Medicine & Magic" class a the McBride Magic & Mystery School.  Check it out here: http://www.magicalwisdom.com/events

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Technology Is An Engineered Illusion, MIT's Digital Magician Marco Tempest Says @forbes.com

Technology Is An Engineered Illusion, MIT's Digital Magician Marco Tempest Says @forbes.com | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
via WordLink - A conversation with cyber illusionist and MIT's scientist Marco Tempest on open sourcery, digital magic, and why not everything has to be applied research.
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First TED, then Media Lab, Wired, Le Web and so much more... now FORBES Magazine is writing about him. Go, Marco Tempest!

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Magician Jeff McBride and his Clone

Magician Jeff McBride and his Clone | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Losander is known as “the Master of Levitation.” In the most famous part of his act, a table floats impossibly, darting around as if possessed. It’s not
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I suppose this is old news to most of you in the magic community, but PRI is re-running their story on the unpleasant practice of cloning magic... that is, other people's copyrighted and/or patented material. On the one hand, it's a problem and needs to go away. On the other... how do we feel about our industry getting branded as a collection of thieves and copycats?

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Nigel Carr's comment, November 7, 1:54 AM
I was in the greeting card industry for several years, as a director of a public company my responsibility was to protect our interests and those of our investors from theft.. I do hope the Magic Entertainment industry take this same firm action agains copyright material .. If not the consequences are likely to immense ..
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YouRMagic - News from YourMagic

YouRMagic - News from YourMagic | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
News articles on YourMagic and our clients
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A quick blurb about the weekly online seminar I've been hosting for independent performers on marketing and business.

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Magician Mat Franco wins Season 9 of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ to headline on the Strip

Magician Mat Franco wins Season 9 of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ to headline on the Strip | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Las Vegas magic is hotter than ever on television and with U.S. viewers thanks in part to Henderson masked magician and teacher Jeff McBride, who taught Mat Franco ahead of his $1 million win on Wednesday night’s “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.
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Magic in Vegas... Mat Franco is apparently headed to his own headlining appearance on the Strip. Read all about it here.

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Salem magician off to Spain for exchange program - The Salem News

Salem magician off to Spain for exchange program - The Salem News | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
The Salem News Salem magician off to Spain for exchange program The Salem News The program is being offered for the first time by the Las Vegas-based Magic and Mystery School, which is headed by magician Jeff McBride, and some Spanish students are...
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Last week it was Mat Franco on America's Got Talent. This week's student in the news is Evan Northrup, from Salem... our first "exchange student." McBride's Magic & Mystery School has been drawing students from all over the world for years, but this is the first time we've sent one off to another country. Check the article, and visit the school at www.magicalwisdom.com.

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Marco Tempest - Open Source Magic - YouTube

Techno-Illusionist Marco Tempest blends digital media and magic to bring audiences a glimpse of the future before technology gets there. Here he talks about ...
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Marco is on his way to Korea today for the 2014 Global Industry Showference, hosted by Korea Business News... in the meantime, here are some of his thoughts on his love of magic and collaboration. Not always what you might expect from a magician...

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Jeff McBride Water Bowls - YouTube

Master Illusionist, Jeff McBride, performs his classic Water Bowls routine to a new score by Composer Jay Atwood (me). Creating this music was an interesting...
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Jay Atwood is a fantastic composer and musician. Here he teamed up with Jeff McBride to create a new score for McBride's "Rainmaker," a magical story in which an unseen sky being causes the metal bowls to fill, again and again... first seemingly at McBride's command, and then in spite of his wishes. Enjoy!

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Marco Tempest - PhoneCam Magic #7 - Stand Up - YouTube

My latest magic video puzzle "Stand Up" is to communicate awareness for the United Nation's Millennium Campaign for the Environment. Launched in 2000, The Mi...
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Not his latest post... but for a great cause. Magicians: Remember when you do bits like this to help out charitable projects -- they get you in front of "the right" audiences in ways even better than your "promo" materials can. You'll feel better about yourself, too. Doing good just feels good!

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Jeff McBride - The Mystery of Marketing Magic | Magician Business - Marketing for magicians and performing artists

Jeff McBride - The Mystery of Marketing Magic | Magician Business - Marketing for magicians and performing artists | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Jeff McBride founder of McBride Magic and Mystery School speaks about marketing for magicians.
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I put this in the wrong blog earlier...

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Podcast with Jeff McBride talking about the business of magic. We've learned quite a bit in the past 25 years I"ve been working with him...

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Inventing the Impossible: Marco Tempest at TEDxBeaconStreet | Ojuagbo

Inventing the Impossible: Marco Tempest at TEDxBeaconStreet | Ojuagbo | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Marco Tempest talks about the use of illusion as a creative tool and how it can be used to bring seemingly impossible scenarios to life and envisage future technologies. The presentation includes exa
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A short version of Marco Tempest's popular "Inventing the Impossible," this one delivered at TEDx Beacon Street during a recent visit to Boston for the MIT Media Lab, where he serves as a Director's Fellow. Worth the 8 minutes to watch it, I promise!

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The magic of hacking reality

The magic of hacking reality | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
As humans, we search for ways to escape reality. For centuries, magicians have fucked our minds in the blink of an eye. Magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema tells us how.
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Great article in Boing Boing on "Hacking Reality" with our friend, the fantastic Ferdinando Buscema. Enjoy!

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MAGIC: Illusion and innovation

MAGIC: Illusion and innovation | Magic Biz | Scoop.it
Does technology have limits? Perhaps not, when magic comes into play. Watch tech innovator and stage illusionist Marco Tempest perform a centuries-old trick via Skype, then reveal insights that lin...
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Seen this piece "Marco's way," yet. Click here... it only takes a minute or three. A great example of taking something old... really old... and making it fresh again by adding something new!

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