No Such Thing as Vacation!

We just finished up a busy summer season headlining on Disney Cruise Line – but no break for us, we now turned our focus to shows Stateside! At the beginning of October we traveled to St. Joseph, Missouri to be a part of “The Workshop” a special magician convention featuring shows and lectures by magicians all over the world. img_3965

Our first night in Missouri we performed at the opening banquet reception, followed by lots of interactive learning sessions and catching up with magic friends.

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Our last evening in St. Joseph we were honored to perform alongside several other talented acts and close the gala show “International Superstars of Magic & Comedy” held at the historic Missouri Theatre, which was built in 1927.

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We often perform at corporate events, but this time the client was specifically looking for close-up magic, so we were able to share some magic with cards, coins, rubber bands and other items right at their tables. One week we’re traveling with our illusion in flight cases, and next week we’re carrying our show in one hand!

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Back in Las Vegas we fit in an interview with “The Vegas Voice” to talk about our travels & upcoming shows.

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We also were guests at Mike Hammer’s annual Celebrity Go-Kart Race benefitting Serving Hope Las Vegas. Check out the video below for highlights!

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On October 20th we performed at Wonderground, Las Vegas’ monthly magic & variety showcase hosted by Jeff McBride. This evening was extra special because the shows were packed with performances by talented friends of ours including Jeff Taveggia, Xavier Mortimer, Ariann Black, Anastasia Synn & the legendary Amazing Johnathan! We got to debut some brand new magic as well as one of our favorite illusions.

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October is also a special month because we are featured on the cover of Penguin Magic Monthly, and inside you can find an exclusive interview with me! You can purchase the magazine on Penguin’s website in the link above.

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We’re excited for Halloween coming up, and then November is going to be just as busy for us as we’re headed to Colorado to perform at the Theatre of Dreams. After that we’ll be headlining on the Disney Fantasy in the Caribbean and the Disney Wonder in Mexico. Thanks for reading! – Mistie

 

Magic Live, Headlining in Vegas & finishing up our season on the Disney Wonder

Hi everyone, Mistie here to give you a recap of the busy past few months we’ve had! To start things off, here is a quick magic video we shot while at the Dawes Glacier in Alaska:

In August we attended one of the largest magic conventions in the world, Magic Live, which is held in Las Vegas biannually. Over 1500 magicians from all over the world attended, and it was a blast catching up with so many friends.

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The night before the convention, we even performed a little bit of magic at Amazing Johnathan’s and his wife Anastasia’s huge welcome party for all the magicians coming into town.

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The highlight of Magic Live, however, was when I beat out a few hundred magicians and won the Magic Magazine trivia game! Questions ranged from magic history to questions about articles and covers featured in the magazine over the years, and with my win I received a free subscription to the new magazine, Magic Legacy!

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Between our last few weeks in Alaska performing on the Disney Wonder, we were flying back to Vegas frequently and had the opportunity to volunteer for Win-Win Entertainment again, this time as magic teachers at the Lotsa Fun Summer Camp youth program. We each taught the campers some magic and they were able to perform what they learned in the final show on the last day of camp.

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It was also a nice surprise that we both were awarded by Win-Win for our service to the Las Vegas area and surrounding community. Thanks Win-Win for the opportunity to give back!

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Back in Vegas we also squeezed in a couple photo shoots with the amazing Sebastian Konopix. Check out the image below for a sneak peek at one of the finished photos!

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After finishing the season in Alaska, the Disney Wonder then visited Victoria, British Colombia and San Diego, and we had a great time exploring both of these fantastic cities.

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On August 28th we headlined at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in a special variety show called “Night of Wonders.” We performed some of our signature illusions in the Orleans showroom, and had a great time sharing the stage with the other performers.

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The Marquee outside of The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

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In the green room before going onstage at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

After a week at home in Las Vegas, we flew to Cartagena, Colombia and stayed overnight before joining the Disney Wonder for our final cruise of the summer. We had the chance to check out the city and visit the wildlife sanctuary at the port before leaving South America. Check out the video below for highlights from our day!

Back onboard the Disney Wonder, we performed our headline show in the Walt Disney Theatre, in in Wavebands lounge we performed our kids show/magic workshop which is always a blast. This time the audience was so much fun we even took a selfie from the stage.
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Since this was our last week onboard for a while, we had to tear down and pack up the entire illusion show. This time it took us 2 1/2 hours (which isn’t that bad), here’s a time lapse video showing the whole process in only 38 seconds!

 

The final night of the cruise we performed our nightclub show for the adults and we were officially the last entertainers to ever perform onstage in Wavebands. There have been thousands of shows featuring hundreds of entertainers, and now that the Wonder is headed into drydock, Wavebands will be reinvented as a new lounge. We were honored to be the final performers there and our final show was fantastic we all said goodbye to Wavebands with a bang!

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Now that we’re back in Vegas, we’ve got a few weeks at home to prepare for our next show, which will be in Missouri next month. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. Thanks for catching up with us! – Mistie

 

Disney in Alaska, Vegas shows & Balloon Bikinis

It’s been a busy summer for us, flying back and forth each week to perform on the Disney Wonder in Alaska, with shows and events here in Vegas in between!

Back in June we were home for the implosion of the historic Riviera Hotel & Casino her in Las Vegas, and we were able to witness the event at a party held by a friend whose apartment is across the street. It was a fun and nostalgic event and lots of former Riviera headliners were there to say goodbye to the Vegas icon!

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On June 12th we performed at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino in Toast of the Town Variety Show. This was our first time back at Sam’s Town since headlining there with our full show last fall, and we saw lots of familiar faces in the audience as always, and we debuted some brand new magic as well!

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Back in Alaska, we’ve been enjoying the beautiful scenery and shows have been going fantastic on the Disney Wonder. We’ve seen tons of wildlife again this season in Alaska, including whales, bears, eagles, seals and ducks – see photo below 🙂

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During our time off we’ve gone hiking, rode the historic White Pass Railway in Skagway, and caught the famous Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan!

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Going from the cool temperatures in Alaska to the scorching 115 degree heat in Las Vegas has been pretty jarring at times, but we’ve found a few ways to keep cool. This past week I modeled a balloon bikini for a new calendar featuring the work of several balloon artists and all of the proceeds from the calendar will benefit Cure 4 The Kids! Calendars are $20, to purchase one call 702-580-4459!

13782120_10210169706423452_8701046231163892277_nThe photo shoot was also featured on More Fox5, check out the video below to see the segment on Fox 5 Vegas:

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Lots more exciting things going on over the next month for us  including the world largest magic convention, MAGIC Live and a performance at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas! Thanks for reading – Mistie

 

 

From Vegas, to South America, to Alaska and back!

This summer is turning out to be another FUN yet busy one! In late April we packed up the illusions and shipped them off to join the Disney Wonder. Check out this fun little video I put together showing the process of shipping our illusions to a new venue:

A few weeks later we flew to Cartagena, Colombia to join the Disney Wonder for our first cruise of the year. Opening shows went great and we had the opportunity to go through the Panama Canal again, which is always interesting! Check out my travel YouTube channel to see video from our travel day to Colombia as well as some time lapse video of us going through the Panama Canal.

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Going through the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal

After a week onboard the Wonder we flew back to Las Vegas where we caught fellow magician and AGT winner Mat Franco‘s show. We’d met Mat earlier this year when we were both shooting a TV commercial for the city of Las Vegas, and he had invited us to the show and it was great!

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While we were home in Las Vegas we filmed our segment for the Magic Master Summit, and online magic convention featuring lectures and discussions by dozens of magic experts from all of over the world. The convention will be online from July 18-22nd and you can view it for free! To sign up visit www.MagicMasterSummit.com.

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After a week in Las Vegas we were headed back to the Disney Wonder again, this time for her first Alaska cruise of the season. This is our 4th summer in Alaska and we truly never get tired of this beautiful place.

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Enjoying the views with Minnie Mouse on the deck of the Disney Wonder

This trip we rode the historic White Pass Railway up to Canada and had a wonderful day, and the weather was perfect! To see video from our trip on the White Pass, check out my youtube travel page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyeEjW_qK_g

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Throughout the summer we’ll be performing on the Disney Wonder for a week at a time, and then we head back to Vegas where we have other shows and events going on. This past week we were invited to perform at a special VIP pre-show reception for the advance screening of the new movie Now You See Me 2. The event was held at Blue Martini Las Vegas inside of Town Square where plenty of magic friends in attendance.

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Kyle performed some close up magic for the guests, and then we all headed over to AMC Theatres to view Now You See Me 2.

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Pictured above you can see us with just a few of the magicians in attendance for the screening: Jarrett Parker, Joseph Rehom, Rick Lax, Andrei Jikh who was a consultant on the movie, SpideyJeff McBride, Amazing Jonathan, and Chris Randall.

The movie was great and featured some really cool magic scenes, thanks to magic consultants and David Copperfield who acted as a co-producer on the movie. Don’t miss the film when it comes out in theaters on June 10th. Next week back to Alaska and the Disney Wonder for another week of shows! Thanks for reading – Mistie

Updates from the Month of April

The month of April has been another busy one for us! For the most part we’ve been in Las Vegas, working on new illusions, doing repairs and maintenance on the props and getting ready for our upcoming contract on the Disney Wonder. We had few media spots this month too – our magic appeared in the UK on BBC One’s TV show Now You See It and we also had mentions in the April issues of industry magazine’s of Genii and The Linking Ring recapping our performances a the Winter Carnival of Magic and at the Magic Castle last month.

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Exactly one year after filming our own episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, we were back at Fool Us again, but this time in the audience for the filming of season 3 here in Las Vegas! It was fun supporting our friends who were performing this year, and Season 3 is going to be great with lots of surprises. By the way, that’s our friend Ryan Stock pictured in the audience with us – keep an eye out for him doing some crazy stunts on America’s Got Talent this year!

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On April 11th we headlined in the monthly magic series Celebrities of Magic in Bakersfield, California, and performed to a sold out audience! This was our 2nd time performing there at the Gaslight Melodrama Theater and it’s always a fun crowd.

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Back in Las Vegas we caught Piff the Magic Dragon’s show at the Flamingo, and afterward at dinner we had the chance to meet the amazing Mr. Piffles. It was all I could do not to sneak him home with me, he was so adorable and definitely stole the show!

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At the end of the month we had the chance perform for the kids at Sunrise Children’s Hospital here in Las Vegas, and it was such rewarding experience for us. We were grateful to Win-Win Entertainment for organizing everything for us and giving us the opportunity to share some of our magic with the patients, brightening their day a little.

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And over on our Facebook page we’ve shared a couple new videos including a vlog of our road trip to California and a cool quick change video:

Now that the month of April is winding down, the props have already left for Miami and we’ll be flying to Colombia soon to join the Disney Wonder to perform on a Panama Canal Cruise. This is the longest break that we’ve ever had between cruises – 8 months – and we’re looking forward to being back in the Walt Disney Theatre for a while! Stay tuned for more updates from our travels in South & Central America, and then on to Canada and Alaska over the summer. Thanks for reading! – Mistie

Feb & March: Nonstop Video Shoots and Shows & Cover of Genii Magazine

In early February we returned from Macau, China after performing over 400 shows at The House of Magic at Studio City Resort & Casino, but there is no such thing as a vacation at the Knight household! The day we got back into Las Vegas we filmed a fun magic/music video with Rick Lax and The Sound Collage and lots of other magic friends here in Las Vegas. It has since had close to 200,000 views and 2700 shares on our Facebook fan page, check out the video below:

Next we shot some footage for new TV show concept revolving around our married life and our magic. We performed some magic on the Strip here and at our home in Las Vegas, and it was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for details about this exciting new project!

A few days after wrapping up filming for that project, we filmed some magic for a March Madness TV commercial for the city of Las Vegas! Below is a behind the scenes photo from the shoot at the Thomas & Mack Area at UNLV.

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Next up we traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to perform in the Winter Carnival of Magic from March 5-8th. We closed the gala stage show debuting some new magic as well as performing some of our signature illusions and received a standing ovation from the audience! We had a fantastic time performing at the Country Tonite Theater. This show was made extra special by having both my mom and dad in the audience, and we spent an extra day in Tennessee after our shows to visit the nearby Great Smoky Mountains with my family.

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Less than a week later we were packing up the illusions again, this time for a road trip to California! On March 12th we performing in the 60th Annual “It’s Magic!” at the gorgeous Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA. We were happy to be a part of the long running show, sharing the stage with a fantastic cast of performers including Dana Daniels, Victor & Diamond, Mickey O’Conner & Michael Grandinetti.

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The next day we headed to Hollywood, CA for a week of shows headlining in the Palace of Mystery at the world famous Magic Castle! It’s always such a honor to perform at this special place, and this week was made even more fun by sharing the stage with long time friend and comedy magician, Greg Otto.

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After our week in Los Angeles, we traveled back to Las Vegas and within a day of being back we did a special show at Symphony Park for the annual Clark County Social Services Easter Festival for foster children. We were connected with this event by Win-Win Entertainment, a great organization that we work with connecting entertainers with volunteer events and charity organizations.

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Needless to say it has been an exciting yet EXHAUSTING couple of months for us since we’ve been back home in Las Vegas! We’re grateful to be working so much, but over the next few weeks we’re taking some time at home to work on some new illusions and prepare for our next show in California, two weeks from now  at Celebrities of Magic. After that we’re back headlining in the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Wonder in the Panama Canal and then a season in Alaska! Some other exciting news from the past couple months; we were featured on the cover of the February 2016 issue of Genii Magazine – “The Best-Selling Magic Magazine On the Planet” – along with the rest of the cast of The House of Magic, as well as a 20+ page article on Franz Harary’s incredible magic venue in Macau, China.

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We’re already booking new shows in various theaters for this fall and into spring 2017, so check out our Tour page and be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram for updates!

Thanks for reading – Love & Magic, Mistie