The Magician’s Forum LIVE TV show and Podcast #1 w/ Magician Mike Powers & Tony Clark.
The Magician’s Forum LIVE is the brain child of Rudy Tinoco (TheMagiciansForum.com) and Will Roberts (professional actor/magician) who have combined forces to bring the magic community a weekly show that will feature some of the best magicians from around the world.
Our guests will talk about their latest projects, share their philosophy on magic, offer us performance tips, and yes…they’ll often teach us a trick or two!
One of the most unique aspects of the Magician’s Forum LIVE is that our viewers are able to carry on the discussions that take place on the show by heading over to “The Show” section of TheMagiciansForum.com, where they can comment and share their observations.
This was our first show and, as you’d expect, there were a couple of bloopers. To put your name in the running for Tony Clark’s book, head over to “The Show” section of TheMagiciansForum.com and tell us your guess of which mistake almost resulted in a re-edit of the whole dang thing!
This weeks guest:
Mike has been in the magic scene for over 40 years. With Ed Marlo’s guidance, Mike published his first book, Powerful Magic, in 1983. This was followed by Top Secret Stuff in 1990 and Power Plays in 2006. Power Plays was voted “Book of the Year” on the Magic Café and runner up “Book of the Year” in the Magic Industry Awards. Mike’s newest book, TESSERACT (2019), has just been released. Mike’s magic has also appeared in every major magic publication and in the books of Paul Harris and others. He now writes a monthly column for the Linking Ring magazine. Mike has also released bestselling items such as Diminishing Returns, Holey Terror and The PM Principle.
Mike has performed for many years as a close-up magician with much experience in restaurant work. In 1994 Mike was invited to perform at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. His Television performances include the “Meerka Show” in Buenos Aires and warm up act for British Rock group Savoy Brown. He has lectured and worked at magic conventions and clubs all over the U.S. and around the world.
Besides performing magic, Mike is also a musician. Having started as a folk musician in the 1960’s, Mike now plays electric blues and rock with PT and the Cruisers and Blackjack 66.
The Magic Doula: Tony Clark – Master Magician.
WHO IS Tony Clark?
Tony Clark was born and raised in Stamford, Ct. His career in the world of entertainment began at the early age of six. By the age of eighteen, Clark already received national notoriety for his many awards and accomplishments as a young magician. Tony had the honor of studying magic with the Legendary Tony Slydini for more than two years. After winning the World Class Stage Contest for the Society of American Magicians in 1988 Tony began traveling the world performing. In 1994, he was nominated by the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood for Stage Magician of the Year. In 1995 Tony was given the Milbourne Christopher Award for Best Young Magician. In 1996 his critically acclaimed revue show Phantasy which he produced and starred in, made Lake Tahoe entertainment history for being the first show to ever run four years straight! In 1998 the Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls club surprised Tony by presenting him with the Volunteer of the Year Award for his work with underprivileged kids in the community. Then in 2000 Clark won the World Magic Award for “Best Classical Magic Act” which aired on CBS TV. You may have also seen Tony on NBC’s World Most Dangerous Magic, several TV episodes of “Masters of Illusion” and a guest appearance on ABC’s “Bachelorette” and TV Land’s “The Soul Man” with Cedric the Entertainer just to name a few.
Tony has combined his thirty year gathering storm of experience and time tested elements to create his own Production Company that develops and produces shows for Stage, Television and Video. www.tonclarkproductions.com
Tony is Hollywood’s Premier Magic Consultant. He’s worked on hit shows like USA TV’s “Monk”, FOX TV’s “House MD”, ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” and Disney Channel’s “Suite Life On Deck” just to name a few. Tony has worked with Academy and Emmy Award winning Actors like John Malkovich, Nicholas Cage and Tony Shalhoub from Monk as well as Academy Award winning producers like Tom Nunan. Tony created the burning rose and hand effect for mega music star Taylor Swift for the AMA awards on ABC TV just to name a few.
Most recently Tony was the magic consultant on the FUSE Network TV series Hip Hop Houdini.
Tony incorporates his vast knowledge of magic to create illusions; shows and events customized to his clients needs.
Rudy Tinoco / Magician / Pastor
Will Roberts / Magician/Actor/Trick roper/Gun spinner