Archive for January, 2011

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Monday, January 17th, 2011

“Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things”

— Robert A. Heinlein

Dear Friends:

We have a brand new way for you to make progress – from the comfort of your own desk.

Mystery School Mondays – on Murphy’s Magic Community

You can be part of the first episode of our new interactive magic fun night!

Monday, Jan 17th, 2011

7pm Pacific time

Live from Las Vegas; Chicago; Phoenix; Sherman, Texas; and San Francisco!

Join us in experiencing a new way to share magic, and good times, with friends from all over the world.

Monday night we try something new and different for you, and it is completely free!

McBride’s Mystery Monday (MMM) will be hosted by the faculty of our school.   Jeff, Eugene, Larry, Jordan, Bryce, Tobias and Master Diaz will all be coming to you LIVE online.

All you have to do is go to http://murphysmagiccommunity.com/, the new and rapidly growing site sponsored by Murphy’s, and sign up for a free account. Then go to the groups area and sign up for our “Mystery School Monday’s” group.  This will take you to our online studio where, for now, you can watch some select Jeff McBride videos…but on Monday night at 7pm, you can chat with all of us!  This is a new experiment for us. Help us build a great show by just showing up!

All of us will be offering segments on diverse areas of magical arts, new works, books, film, video reviews and all of this with a focus on YOU our home viewers! Yes we have a chat feature that allows YOU to talk with us and we will be taking questions and doing our very best to make this a great night of magical wisdom.

We encourage you to prepare a question or two for us to answer. You will have the opportunity to log in and talk with us via a chat feature on the website. The best part is that it is all free, complements of your friends here at the Magic and Mystery School and Murphy’s Magic!

On a related note:

WWW.MCBRIDEMAGIC.TV hits the air!

WATCH JEFF MCBRIDE’S NEW TV CHANNEL!

My internet ‘Livestream TV’ has lots of fun videos for you to watch, and we will also be using it to broadcast live on January 17th, starting at 7pm pacific time, sponsored by Murphy’s Magic Community.  We hope you will join us for an evening of magical inspiration and wisdom from the faculty of the Magic and Mystery School. The Murphy’s event is slated to continue one Monday each month for the next six months…and will be just one of the regular events offered on www.mcbridemagic.tv.

Still more on the video front:

NEW WONDERGROUND VIDEO

Mystery School filmmaker Jordan Wright’s latest short about our favorite Las Vegas nightspot…watch it and tell us what you think!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HdYc93XtK4

Have a look, and let us know what you think!

Austin College hosts a night of ‘Magic, the Secret Art’

Magic comes to Sherman this winter as some of the world’s most famous and influential magicians appear at Austin College in “Magic: The Secret Art” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Ida Green Theatre of Ida Green Communication Center. This Las Vegas-style show starring internationally acclaimed magicians Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger, along with Austin College professor Lawrence Hass, is suitable for all ages.

Tickets are $10 each for the general public and available from Carolyn Cranford from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday by phone at 903-813-2281 and in person in Room 103 of Ida Green Communication Center. For more information, contact her at ccranford@austincollege.edu.

The performance is part of the Austin College Theory and Art of Magic series, which Hass coordinates through the Department of Communication Studies.

A special evening for those interested in a more close-up look at the art of magic will be offered through “Love and Magic” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Park City Club in Dallas. This unique fundraising event combines a Valentine’s Day banquet, magic by acclaimed magicians Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger, and Lawrence Hass and scholarship support for fine arts students at Austin College.

BURNING MAN, ART, RITUAL, MAGIC AND ALCHEMY!

Listen to a fun new Jeff McBride interview with techno-mage Erik Davis. Just click here:

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/expanding-mind/2010/12/28/expanding-mind-122310.html

WORLD TOUR NEWS

Tobias called and said that I will be going to Japan on tour in late March and April. Tobias is working hard on arranging all the details…more news on the world tour next month! We are also going to join the It’s Magic tour for the Easter weekend engagement at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Looking forward to seeing all my New England friends and fans there!

See you online or at one of our shows in Las Vegas!

Jeff

A New Year

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Greetings my friends

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

– Mark Twain

Jordan Wright, Jeff McBride and Alan Wong in Hong Kong

Greetings my friends,

I am just back from Hong Kong, where I had the great pleasure of sharing time with Master Magician Albert Tam. Our Mystery School presented Mr. Tam with a certificate of recognition for his accomplishments in magic, and the launch of his new Albert Tam Magic Dojo. Many of the Hong Kong magicians said they will tune in on January 17th for our new internet TV show. Read all about it just below the banner:

WATCH JEFF MCBRIDE’S NEW TV SHOW!

My internet ‘Livestream TV’ has lots of fun videos for you to watch, and we will also broadcast live on January 17th, starting at 7pm pacific time, sponsored by Murphy’s Magic Community. We hope you will join us for an evening of magical inspiration and wisdom from the faculty of the Magic and Mystery School.

MYSTERY SCHOOL MONDAY

We encourage you to prepare a question or two for us to answer. You will have the opportunity to log in and talk with us via a chat feature on the website. The best part is that it’s all free, complements of your friends here at the Magic and Mystery School and Murphy’s Magic! http://www.mcbridemagic.tv

IS THIS THE YEAR YOU UPGRADE YOUR LIFE?!

We’ve just listed new classes for 2011. There are only fifteen spaces open in each class, so if you want to study with us this year, the time to register is now! There is still time to register for the Master Class that runs from January 28-30th. With the CES conventioneers gone, Vegas prices are at their lowest ever right now.

http://www.magicalwisdom.com/

WONDERGROUND

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it’s been over one year of performances for WONDERGROUND at its new home, The Olive. You can join us at the most happening magic party in Las Vegas, on Thursday, January 20th, starting at 8pm sharp. This will be an all-new show, with many special guests. Read the details at www.vegaswonderground.com.

And remember, you can also watch from home at http://www.streetofcards.tv

THE MCBRIDE MAGIC EXPERIENCE IN SEATTLE

Jan 14, 15 http://tinyurl.com/mcb-seattle

One of the great pleasures of teaching magic is to forge lasting relationships with students who become very good friends. I have the pleasure of traveling the world and being hosted in interesting cities by dear friends.

This month, my friend Fredrick Turner will host my “MCB-EXPO” in Seattle. Fredrick performs “Magic Before Your Eyes.” With his unique blend of magic, Yoga, and humor, he evokes feelings of wonder and connection with his audiences. He has been performing magic for over thirty years.

Fredrick produces and performs at Seattle’s longest running magic showcase, Magic Monday. He uses his magical talents to design and deliver learning experiences across the US and Canada.  He is the co-author of the recently published, One Jinxed Year.

A lifetime student himself, he frequently presents, performs and studies right here at Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas. He received training in mime at Le Centre du Silence and has performed extensively in theatre and stand-up comedy. These wide and varied experiences have enabled Fredrick to continually grow in his appreciation and understanding of the Art of Magic.

WORLD MAGIC SEMINAR

Join Eugene Burger and me for the must-see event of the year! Look at this amazing line-up!

http://www.theworldmagicseminar.com/

Juan Tamariz will headline the WMS this year, and is not to be missed. Lance Burton will host the Teen Magic Seminar, which is featured in the new movie Make Believe. For details about the Teen Magic Seminar, go to:

http://www.theworldmagicseminar.com/teenweekend.html

Mini-Mystery… I really do not understand why this magic effect is so popular. Do you?

Looking back over the last year, I noticed that the most popular item in my magic catalogue was the “ Ritual of Liberation.” Look what people have to say:

Ritual of Liberation

See you on the road, or at a show here in Las Vegas!

Jeff

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