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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 18-24, 2006-
Quest for magic
CNN - ... reveals why it is this type of magic that is her passion, she also gives an insight into the trials and tribulations of the nomadic magician-for-hire. Aside from entertainment, there is perhaps a darker, mythical origin to the modern art of magic, but ...
Publ.Date : 16 Dec 06 17:24:00 UTC

Biography of magician: Harry Houdini was America's 'first superhero'
Herald Tribune - Houdini, whose father had a first cousin who was a famous magician in Europe, started early in magic. He realized that his name "Erik Weisz at birth, changed to Ehrich Weiss by U.S. immigration" lacked theatricality. He became Harry Houdini ...
Publ.Date : 13 Dec 06 23:54:00 UTC

The Magic of Mickey
McAllen Monitor - Mickey's Magic Show is very unique," said Alex Gonzalez, who plays the role of Benny, a struggling magician, in the performance. "It's Disney magic combined with illusionary magic and there is audience participation." The combination of dancing ...
Publ.Date : 15 Dec 06 07:45:00 UTC

Tommy's in the special circle
Wanstead and Woodford Guardian - A NEWSPAPER vendor turned magician has been admitted into the Magic Circle. Tommy Moss, of Connaught Avenue, Chingford, was told that his application to join the elite group of conjurers and illusionists was successful. Mr Moss, 63, who sells ...
Publ.Date : 14 Dec 06 23:17:00 UTC

Our towns - news from our local communities
Lansing State Journal - Comedy magician and hypnotist Chuck King will combine the fun of comedy, magic and hypnosis all in one hilarious show at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Olivet Community Schools Auditorium. For more than 20 years, King has made people laugh as a headliner in ...
Publ.Date : 16 Dec 06 09:03:00 UTC

Presto! A magician appears Boston Globe
Dec 14, 2006 Booking the celebrated magician David Oliver for this year's Hanukkah party is a coup for the small Jewish congregation that meets at the United Methodist ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2006 09:38:00 GMT

Magic more popular than ever due to current culture
Mention magic to a typical college student and they are bound to think of one of two things: David Blaine or the more recent magician who has been making headlines, Criss Angel.
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Dec 2006 04:27:21 GMT

Smokin' Aces
Coming Soon! - In these interlocking tales of high stakes and low lifes, Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel (Piven)--a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a ...
Publ.Date : 19 Dec 06 22:42:00 UTC

Chickens, voices, minstrels and a famous lawman
Baltimore Sun - Once a professional magician, Fleischman details the life (but not the magician's secrets) of Ehrich Weiss - a poor Jewish boy born in Budapest who would become Harry Houdini - from his hard-knock days as an illusionist to his almost mythical hero ...
Publ.Date : 16 Dec 06 23:57:00 UTC

Waterloo Middle School students treated to fun and energetic show by ...
Alliance Review - In return for selling at least three subscriptions during a recent magazine sale, 86 Waterloo Middle School students got to see Cleveland magician Rick Smith Jr. perform in an assembly Tuesday. Keeping his music and his mic cranked up loud, Smith put ...
Publ.Date : 20 Dec 06 03:36:00 UTC

Ricky Jay works his magic with '52' (Los Angeles Daily News)
By now, skeptics have probably accused illusionist and cardman Ricky Jay of using everything from audience plants to doctored cards to having a few extra queens of spades grafted unobtrusively all over his body for easy access.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Dec 2006 17:11:26 GMT

Exclusive: David Blaine vs. David Copperfield! (Coming Soon) has your exclusive first look at a new clip from E!'s "Starveillance," premiering on January 5. The clip, which you can watch below, features David Blaine and David Copperfield meeting at a magic convention.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Dec 2006 20:12:25 GMT

Kelly Candaele: Harry Houdini's Message from the Grave (HuffingtonPost)
In a new biography of escape artist and magician Harry Houdini, (The Secret Life of Harry Houdini by William Kalush and Larry Sloman) the authors have received a good deal of attention by claiming that Houdini, when not hanging from buildings in a straight jacket, was a spy for the British and American governments. There is also "new" evidence offered in the book that Houdini was murdered by a ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 22 Dec 2006 17:26:33 GMT

Magician, star, 'America's First Superhero'
CNN - LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- When the magician and escape artist Harry Houdini died 80 years ago, he was as famous as screen stars Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin. For most of 20 years, Houdini had been repeatedly in the nation's headlines with ...
Publ.Date : 22 Dec 06 15:44:00 UTC

Criss Angel: Mindfreak - The Complete Season Two (DVD Talk)
The Story So Far... Criss Angel combined traditional stage magic with dark and dramatic imagery to create a unique and highly entertaining show that earned him a cult following and the respect of the magic community.
Publ.Date : Thu, 21 Dec 2006 13:58:15 GMT

Bullying bullies with magic - Chronicle-Telegram
Chronicle-Telegram, OH - 17 hours ago Columbus magician Stephen Knight prepares to cut the hand off fifth-grader Sydney Bakos, 10, during his act at Midview's East Elementary School. ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 22 Dec 2006 12:34:00 GMT

Various artists: Ricky Jay Plays Poker (3 stars out of 5)
Orlando Sentinel - Celebrity poker ace Ricky Jay does play poker for about 30 minutes on the DVD portion of this niche-oriented boxed set, which also comes equipped with a pack of cards, a booklet on the history of gambling and gambling songs, and, not to be forgotten ...
Publ.Date : 22 Dec 06 15:15:00 UTC

He must work his magic
Houston Chronicle - Mike T -- and that is his full name -- did not become a full-time magician to become rich. He established his business, Mad Hatter Majik, because he likes the instant gratification of making audiences smile and he enjoys the troubadour lifestyle of ...
Publ.Date : 22 Dec 06 23:57:00 UTC

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