Sunday, May 30, 2010

St. Etienne

I just spoke to Michael this morning. He's having a great tour of France right now. He and Jeff are on the way to St. Etienne. If you are in the area, stop by and see him. Michael promised to send a photo - so I'll post it as soon as it gets here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Late Show Wahoo Gazette

Here is what the Wahoo Gazette said about the Letterman apperance.

Finale to Close Up Week on Letterman

Here is the performance on The Letterman Show, May 21st.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

With Jason Randal and John Carney. Michael and Jason had already filmed - so they were able to give John some solid advice. I think it's great that each guy on the show this week is so different stylistically - their manner, material and even clothing will vary.

We walked back from dinner with Jason Randal. What a nice guy! We had such a great time with the other close up guys. We met up with Jason, John Carney and Steve Cohen. The only one we missed was Johnny Ace because he hadn't flown in yet.

Video: with Theory 11 - after the Letterman taping

Along with Jeff Kaylor - Jonathan Bayme and Dan White (of Theory 11) were our guests at the Letterman Show. We enjoyed our time with them while we were in New York.

Brooks and Dunn

Other guests on the Letterman show included Ashton Kutcher and Brooks & Dunn. This picture was taken of Brooks and Dunn in the greenroom, just before they went out to perform with Reba McEntire.

You can take the boy out of the office, but you can't take the office out of the boy!

Here we are, at a beautiful coffee bar called Nave - in New York. In spite of the atmosphere, these guys were all over their phones! This is Michael, Jonathan Bayme, and Jeff Kaylor.

Little Hand

One of the cool things about being there was realizing this was the stage where the Beatles debuted during the Ed Sullivan appearance. The producers loved "The Little Hand" and specifically asked Michael to perform it as his closer. Letterman laughed and said, "That is the stupidest thing I've ever seen!" (He meant it in a good way!)

Reba was also a guest on Letterman

Michael was filmed for the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday. It will air on Friday. Also on the show was Reba McEntire. She was very sweet. This was taken just outside our dressing room.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Yesterday Michael was booked for Late Night with David Letterman! His appearance will be Friday, May 21st. We are looking forward to heading up to New York for the filming later this week. Hope you can catch it!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Seeing Double

I love this recent picture of Michael and Evan. Evan looks so much like his dad. Michael was a toe-head when he was kid too. Both our kids see their dad a constant source of amusement. Michael rarely goes anywhere without coming home with some sort of cool toy to play with. When he goes on tour, forget about it - the suitcase is loaded with goodies from magic shops and street vendors worldwide!

Where in the World are Frances and Glenn?

People often ask me about my mom (Frances Willard) and Glenn Falkenstein. I thought this might be a good place for an update. They have moved from sunny Southern California to sunny San Antonio, Texas - my mom's beloved hometown. Mom looks amazing (let's face it, the woman is forever young)! Glenn is getting along in years and was diagnosed not long ago with Alzheimer's. He still enjoys company and is pretty good at remembering magic and especially all the details about his act and life in show-business. This weekend is Mother's Day and my mom, sister, daughter and I will take a weekend trip to The Big Apple to celebrate. I can't wait, and I hope to talk Mom into blogging some. She really has a wealth of knowledge about magic to share!