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contents February 2016 | Volume 25 | Number 6 Jon Armstrong: Taking Charge in Life and On Set By Chris Philpott Jon Armstrong: Taking Charge in Life and On Set More than just the man behind the Tiny Plunger, Jon Armstrong has long been a successful magician. Yet he found a new outlook for his performing work when he seriously started directing other magicians’ acts and made some changes in his offstage life as well. Plus, here Jon teaches his Strong Arm Tactics effect. Breathe Magic By Alan Howard Breathe Magic Based in the UK, Breathe Magic is an organization that is taking the tools of conjuring and clinical research and applying them to patients in need of physical therapy, with great success. The Legendary Richiardi Jr. By Levent The Legendary Richiardi Jr. Following reluctantly in the footsteps of his father, Aldo Izquierdo Colosi turned from his beloved singing and dancing to become arguably the finest illusionist in the world. While the Peruvian magician died in 1985, Richiardi’s legend endures, with many of his props now rescued and preserved in David Copperfield’s International Museum & Library of the Conjuring Arts.