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David Blaine and Criss Angel helped popularize street magic as a viable form of magic. Although performers like Gazzo, Jeff Sheridan, and Jim Cellini have been around much longer, they didn't have the TV exposure of Blaine and Angel.
New performers may find the resources in the Magic Roadshow Journal of Magic worthwhile. Aimed primarily toward close-up and street magic performers, there are a dozen or so magic articles and resources in each issue. Subscribing is free. http://StreetMagic.info