“How do you even begin to review The Magic of Johnny Thompson Volumes I and II? First, I suppose, you drive down to the word store and load up on superlatives. Every aspect of these books is first rate, and their contents constitute a graduate course in close-up and platform magic.”—STEVE BRYANT
Louis Tannen, the founder and original proprietor of Tannen’s Magic in Manhattan, was the first person to teach me sleight of hand. He taught me sponge balls when I was about ten or eleven years old, and later dice stacking, and the Chop Cup. By the time I was about 13 I was performing the Chop Cup for my parents’ friends at home cocktail parties, behind our four-stool home bar....
The only thing I knew was that somehow Benatar was going to combine Baroque music and magic in one show.
The pleasure of a magic show is in allowing yourself to be amazed
We pay good money to people who can trick us. We long for the impossible, and what Miguel Puga does is impossible, but there it is.
Spanish magician Miguel Puga merges music and illusion in a crowd-pleasing show.