Friday, February 10, 2017

In Conversation With The Naked Magicians: Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne - The Aussie Duo Set To Perform In April in Calgary

In Conversation With The Naked Magicians: Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne
The Aussie Duo Are Set To Perform In April In Calgary
(photo: associated press)
The Aussie besties Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne or together better known as The Naked Magicians will be going to Calgary for the second time this spring to perform. “When we did the cross-Canada tour, Calgary was one of the best shows we’ve had, so we decided to come back to do it again.” said the boys.

The duo amped up the excitement of a traditional magic show with something lets just say, more sex appeal and less conventional. Prior to the naked status, Tyler and Wayne were already performing magic tricks, but they wanted to do something different and something that stands out to the audience. “Magician is like the second oldest profession in history, we couldn’t believe no one has done it nude." said Tyler and Wayne. “We spent more than a year putting a show together, coming up with ways to do (magic tricks) without pockets and sleeves.”

When they finally launched their first performance, live on stage, it was an “all in” gamble for the boys, both financially and their reputation. As it turns out, taking the risk is the right choice – from performing to a group of audience of 200, to now 500-1000 per show. The Naked Magicians has proven to be a success and well-received entertainment worldwide. “We haven’t look back since” said Wayne. “To date, we have done over 400 shows.”

I asked them have they been in a situation where a fan might’ve gotten ‘too close’ when things got heated. Tyler said so far of that 400 performances, there has only been one incident where a fan just had “a lil too much to drink.”

The Naked Magicians are seen on a number of TV programs and media highlights lately.  The Sunday Herald even declares them as “definitely one of the most visually stimulating magic shows in the world”. “The show is obviously getting a lot of attention,” I said. “Ever plan on adding a third wheel? Perhaps a magic assistant?” The answer is “no”. The long-time best buddies are feeling good right now working with each other. They explain that there still isn’t that many well known magician duos in the industry.

So what is our Calgary audience expecting to see on April 20th at the Jubilee Auditorium? I guess they’ll have to purchase their tickets to find out. The Naked Magicians will promise two things – be naked and perform unbelievable magic. They left me with their famous quote: “Good magicians don’t need sleeves; Great magicians don’t wear pants.”

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

THE COLLECTIONS RE\SET Fashion Presentation Final Night

THE COLLECTIONS RE\SET Fashion Presentation
Final Night
(photos by: George Pimentel; associated press)
Collection by WRKDEPT


At the final night of THE COLLECTIONS RE\SET fashion presentation (you can read about the opening night here) at The Great Hall in Toronto, collections by Canadian designers Hilary MacMillan, Beaufille, Thomas Balint and WRKDEPT were showcased.

For its first runway show of the evening, contemporary cruelty-free womenswear brand, Hilary MacMillan presented modern wearable designs from her FW17 collection. Forbes annual 30 Under 30 inductees, Chloe and Parris Gordon, the duo behind Beaufille wowed in the Conversation Room with top looks from the SS17 collection, showcasing exaggerated hems, feminine lines and opposing textures. Back downstairs in the Longboat Room, menswear line Thomas Balint’s moving presentation of his FW17 collection told a story of classicism and romance, contrasted by a dystopia atomosphere and set to the backdrop of Leonard Cohen. WRKDEPT closed out the night with its ready-to-wear unisex FW17 presentation that boasted bold colours, hand crafted accessories and avant-garde pieces.


Collection by Hilary MacMillin

Collection by Beaufille

Collection by Thomas Balint

Complimenting the artistic aesthetics from the fashion designers are some of Toronto’s top DJ music talent including: Adam Beck (Members Only), Molly Hughes (Church of Molly), Sophie Jones, Josh McIntyre (Prince Josh), Young Teesh, and Kim Esquila (Kim Sum), featured by Freshmen Friday music director Karim Olen Ash.


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