Performing for astronaut Buzz Aldrin, my childhood hero

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Buzz Aldrin after my performance in New York: “I used to think Saturn V was a miracle. But your show – this was a real miracle.”

I performed magic last week for NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin and a fascinating group of space tourism supporters.

Buzz let me use his ring for one of my tricks – the ring HE WORE ON THE MOON!

Without a doubt, that experience trumps all the other notable rings I’ve borrowed in the past, including a Super Bowl ring, and Ellen Barkin’s wedding ring.

I still can’t get over it. I held the ring Buzz Aldrin wore while walking on the moon. And he let me use it in my show. What an honor.

After the show he also allowed me […]

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s watch

The guests who come to Miracles at Midnight always dazzle me. The show has been running for less than two years, but has apparently been whispered about into the right people’s ears. Russian oligarchs, Saudi royals, tech billionaires, and philanthropists have all visited me for an unforgettable night of magic. The Miracles at Midnight audience is limited to only twenty guests. And for that reason, they get to know each other well during the evening. The show has transformed into a networking opportunity for high net-worth individuals.

Guests to Miracles at Midnight usually dress to the hilt, and that extends to their jewelry. If you know me, you know I’m a watch fanatic. Last weekend I was impressed by a very handsome watch worn by a gentleman in the front row. Since we were in such close proximity, I could see the watch peeking out from his sleeve cuff. After the show he allowed me to examine it – an A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwork. I’ve long been an admirer of this German watchmaker, but had never seen a watch quite like this.

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Dubey & Schaldenbrand

The famous French magician Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin started out as a clockmaker, and became a magician. I think I’m going in the opposite direction. At Chamber Magic last weekend, a lovely couple sat in the front row, and the husband was wearing this wristwatch. I actually stopped the show for a moment so I could […]

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