Tag: Magic on Television

Cannon’s Great Escapes Invites You to Taping

We reported on Gay Blackstone’s exciting new project to bring Magic to television this winter in our multi-award winning, November 13, 2008 edition of Inside Magic.

Ms. Blackstone announced she would soon be taping the 13 episodes for the Fox MyChannel network and invited Inside Magic readers to attend.

We received inquiries from readers about the performers committed to appear on the series and are happy to report Mark and Shelia Cannon will be taping their contribution tomorrow, November 20th.

Ms. Blackstone has always had a special place in our pantheon of Magic Greats.

Similarly, Mark and Shelia Cannon are exactly what we hope to be when we grow up — well at least Mark Cannon.  We have worked through many issues related to maturity and gender role models.

Mark and Shelia Cannon put on one of the best Escape shows we have ever seen and we have seen plenty.

Their on-stage personae genuinely reflect their off-stage ethos of hard work, sincerity and incredible skill.

Theirs is one of the very few acts to bring our blood pressure into the very unsafe range.   We were worried sick until it was over and Mark Cannon emerged alive.

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India’s New TV Series Mayalogam is Magic

If Inside Magic was not so firmly ensconced in Mystic Hollow, Michigan, we would pull up the Double Wide O’ Magic and move it to India or Las Vegas — the two hot spots for magic these days.

Vijay TV plans almost non-stop coverage of magic in India for the next little while.   The series Mayalogam will mix celebrities and magicians in a non-stop showcase for India’s top performers.

The premise behind Mayalogam is very cool.

We learned more about the series and the word Mayalogam while surfing The Indya Star website.

Mayalogam is ruled by a pompous but skinny Raja Nakimukki. He is accompanied by his bulbous Rani Minnal Idaiyal who is engrossed with her own beauty with an unquenchable desire to be entertained. They are always accompanied by their dwarf ministers who try their best to entertain the Queen, but fail to do the same.

Apasara Mayakani, the story teller comes to their rescue every week by kidnapping some of the best magicians from the real world to showcase their acts to liven Mayalogam.

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Gay Blackstone Invites You to Real Magic

Inside Magic Favorite, the beautiful Gay Blackstone always has something interesting going on.  We learned of her newest project as Executive Producer for a new 13-part Magic television series set to air on Fox MyNetwork in 2009.

I would like to personally invite you and your families to join me for a MAGICAL Television event.

With the success of the 2008 World Magic Awards, Associated Television International, some of the brightest names in magic and myself, the Executive Producer of this event, are bringing to Television a 13 part MAGIC series airing on Fox MyNetwork beginning January 2009.

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