Friday, May 20, 2005

The Heat is On!

Boy, oh boy, is the heat on here! We went from pouring down rain and wind to over 90 degree weather almost overnight. Time to pull out the shorts and short-sleeve shirts and get ready for those triple digit days!

You might remember the first part of the year, I mentioned a visit we had from Criss Angel and his manager. We teased you about a project they are working on, and now I'm happy to give you a bit more info. On Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00 PM on the A&E Network will be the series premier of Criss' new weekly show, "Mindfreak!" This is big news for the magic community and will definitely be a boon to the promotion of magic in general!

Got an email this morning from Robert Baxt who is on the set at Universal Studios where he is playing the part of Joseph Pujol, better known as Le Petomane in a motion picture due out later in the year. Robert sent the photos along, and I thought you might enjoy them as well.

Robert's not only one of the busiest working pros (he's not only a magician, but an actor, writer, and comedian), I don't know how he finds time to even sleep!

It's been a busy week here at Hocus Pocus as always, and I can't wait to spend some quality time with Betty and the kids. Cole, my eldest is hardcore into raquetball, and he's trying to recruit Mike into joining him at the local gym for some serious bottom-kicking! He's also very excited (Cole), as he finally had his braces removed this week, and he couldn't be more elated! Both he and Max are incessantly trying to convince Betty and I to take them to go see the new Star Wars film. I can't believe this movie generated over $17,000,000.00 in its first showing alone! If we're lucky enough to even get in, I'll give you my brief review next week.

In other news, our own Mike Giusti has been chosen to perform at the premiere of the new "Bewitched" movie to be released in the next few weeks. Mike will be bringing his own wildman and zany attitude and make this one of the most unforgettable premieres this town has ever seen! Remember, anything that has to do with magic that you become a part of is always great for not only your promotion but for magic in general!

Today, we'd like to formally announce that Tony Blanco will be joining the Hocus Pocus team full time on the 30th of this month! Tony is a master of magic and mime. He's an expert stand-up comedian, host, and master of ceremonies. He's a professional juggler, stilt walker, and unicyclist and full-time Las Vegas performer. Tony will be bringing all these skills and many more to Hocus Pocus, and we welcome his arrival.

So there you have it -- quite a full week. Don't forget to check out the web site as we are updating it with hot, new items each and every single day.

Until next time,


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Gross,

I see your anticipation and excitement over Tony Blanco's forthcoming arrival. He is an amazing friend and Magician. Please take good care of him, he is a very special person! I wish you two a very successful business relationship!


Sheri Solomon