American Airlines Inflight Magazine: Grand Illusions

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By Larry Olmsted – CELEBRATED LIVING magazine (July-August 2017) Steve Cohen performs in bespoke trousers and morning coat from London’s venerable Gieves & Hawkes, a vest from another top English tailor, Buckleigh, and antique eyeglass frames from the 1920s—the Golden Age of Magic. From tails to top hats, there is nothing new about stylish magicians; what’s […]

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10 Questions: Steve Cohen, The Millionaires’ Magician

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Written by Ariel Kanter He’s the billionaires’ magician, too. For 16 years, magician Steve Cohen has wowed audiences in a plush suite at the Waldorf Astoria—including celebrities like Woody Allen, who called the performance “a religious experience.” Now you can get a behind-the-scenes look at how Cohen got started, what keeps him motivated and a few of […]

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THRILLIST Feature: Best Jobs in NYC

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HOW TO GET NYC’S COOLEST JOBS, ACCORDING TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEM By HELAINA HOVITZ Steve Cohen, The Millionaires’ Magician Midtown East Steve performs magic for some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the world. How he got the job: “Jesse James said he robbed banks because ‘that’s where the money is.’ […]

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NY POST retrospective features Chamber Magic

13 surprising facts about the soon-to-close Waldorf Astoria By Hana R. Alberts February 6, 2017 | 7:22pm | Updated Modal Trigger A guard stands sentry over the Park Avenue entrance at the Waldorf Astoria. Part history lesson, part dream-like fantasy, part luxurious indulgence, the Waldorf Astoria (from $250/night) is an iconic New York institution. But in […]

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Chapter in “TUNED IN” book

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by Craig Stull, Phil Myers & David Meerman Scott (John Wiley & Sons, 2008) [chapter excerpt:] What’s Your Powerful Idea? Steve Cohen grew up in affluent Westchester County, where he learned magic from his great-uncle. As Cohen was getting started in the world of professional magic, he lamented that people treated all magicians as interchangable […]

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#1 Culture Essential on Brooklyn Based: Chamber Magic

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Popular blog Brooklyn Based posted its Top 10 Culture Essentials in NYC for the month of December 2016. Hint, hint: we’re high on the list!  Article follows below: #1. Chamber Magic is sort of like the magic show that Herr Drosselmeyer performs for the children early in the ballet, only you get to dress up (cocktail attire is […]

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2016 Year in Review

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As we look forward to the promise of a new year, it’s easy to forget the moments and accomplishments of the previous twelve months. Here is a rundown of my 2016 highlights: • 245 Chamber Magic performances at the Waldorf Astoria New York • 5 Chamber Magic performances at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago • 15,000 visitors […]

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Moving, not Closing!

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Judging from emails I’ve received, some patrons have misread my recent announcement about Chamber Magic’s future. The show is moving, not closing! To provide clarity, here are some bullet points of my upcoming transition.   • I have been playing at the Waldorf Astoria New York for 16 years. Over 500,000 guests have visited the show. • Chamber Magic is […]

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Physicist Brian Greene Visits Chamber Magic

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Theoretical physicist Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, is a Columbia professor and leading proponent of string theory. Together with Tracy Day, he is the founder of the World Science Festival, held annually in New York City. Last week Brian and I shared the stage in my Waldorf Astoria suite in a special evening of Science and Magic. Brian talked […]

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