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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 8-14, 2007-
Will hosts lunch for Prince's Trust
MSN UK News - The five young people honoured at the lunch included Dynamo, a street magician hailed as Britain's answer to David Blaine. The 23-year-old grew up on one of Bradford's toughest estates and spent his childhood battling Crohn's disease. With a grant ...
Publ.Date : 08 Jan 07 18:51:00 UTC

New DVDs: "The Illusionist, Crank"
MSNBC - ... unleashed two tales of prestidigitators at odds with the forces of science and nature, this romantic triangle starring Edward Norton and "The Prestige" (due out on DVD in February). "The Illusionist" casts Norton as a master magician arriving ...
Publ.Date : 08 Jan 07 22:26:00 UTC

The Prestige
Video Business - The entire film is built around illusions and the art of the stage magician, but the extras offer no substantive historical material to put into their proper context the characters played by Jackman and Bale. The disc cries out for a supplement on ...
Publ.Date : 08 Jan 07 22:54:00 UTC

Setting the record straight (
JAIME T. LICAUCO - I AM GLAD that magician James Randi replied to my column of Oct. 24, 2006. (See PDI, Dec. 12, 2006) so we can set records straight and determine who is lying.
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Jan 2007 14:16:49 GMT Magic Podcasts an iTunes Hit - Emediawire (press release)
A highly sought after magician and magic consultant who has worked for David Blaine and others, Mayne is no stranger to net broadcasting. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:02:00 GMT

Behind the scenes and in the spotlight at "Mickey's Magic Show" - Jim Hill
At first, Jerry Bilik, the show's director and writer, suggested a good magician and a bad magician . Then a good magician and an inept magician . ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jan 2007 05:19:00 GMT

Magic man
Calgary Sun - There never really is more than one magician that is accepted by the public at a time, believe it or not,” he explains. “Throughout history, the public really only embraces one magician who is a name performer at the time.” Take David Blaine ...
Publ.Date : 09 Jan 07 09:03:00 UTC

Tricks and treats for magic fans (
There's no business like snow business. David Copperfield is a master of illusion but he brought a bit of real magic to MTS Centre last night. The veteran showman made believers out of hundreds of fans with high-tech sleight of hand at two performances.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jan 2007 07:11:36 GMT

Illusionist, The (2006)(Widescreen) (
How often are audiences treated to two movies in the same year about magic and magicians? Not very—at least not if we're talking about two movies on the subject.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jan 2007 08:14:55 GMT

Whitney Houston gear goes up for auction (AP via Yahoo! News)
Designer costumes worn by Whitney Houston hit the auction block Tuesday, along with some castoffs typically seen on the curb after a yard sale: water-damaged vinyl records and a battered coffee maker.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jan 2007 20:58:33 GMT

Foiling purse snatchers child's play for master of illusion (Vancouver Province)
CALGARY - The world's greatest magician has made the Statue of Liberty disappear, walked through the Great Wall of China and levitated across the Grand Canyon. What chance did a couple of lowly purse snatchers have against him?
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:15:35 GMT

Hindu Sate launches magic tourism project - Hindu
KTDC Chairman Cheriyan Philip presented a magician's black hat to the Minister. Mr. Balakrishnan then, like an experienced magician , inserted a multi-colour ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jan 2007 23:41:00 GMT

PR Inside - Pop star GWEN STEFANI's new album title THE SWEET ESCAPE was inspired by magician HARRY HOUDINI. Stefani appears in her music video for WIND IT UP in a predicament similar to one of Houdini's stunts - she is shackled to a chain fence as if underwater ...
Publ.Date : 11 Jan 07 03:45:00 UTC

Muscle cars, magic and more at AutoRama
Grand Rapids Press - GRAND RAPIDS -- Magician Curt Anderson is back home. So is the "Globe of Death." Two of the entertaining sideshows featured alongside the 200 hot rods and custom cars jammed into DeVos Place for this weekend's AutoRama were born and bred in the Grand ...
Publ.Date : 11 Jan 07 20:20:00 UTC

Plenty up his sleeve
Prague Post - As young men, the two conjurers, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman), are both apprentices to an established magician. They also serve as plants in the audience who are daily called upon the stage to assist in the act ...
Publ.Date : 11 Jan 07 10:48:00 UTC

Criss Angel MindFreak To Return For Third Season (Reality TV Magazine)
Three-time Magician of the Year recipient, Criss Angel, returns in summer 2007 for a third season of AE Network's immensely mystical series CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK - the youngest skewing series in network history....
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Jan 2007 04:16:07 GMT

Whitney's warehouse sale
New York Daily News, NY - Jan 10, 2007
"It's the only item that's personal," said magician Meir Yedid, 46, of Fair Lawn, NJ, who paid $25 apiece for them. The sale was the latest in a string of ...

The Human Cartoon (The State)
Magician Dan Sylvester can't quite remember exactly what made him decide to become a living cartoon. "There's so many sources and so many things that happened, "he said. "Somebody who saw me perform once said, "Well you're kind of cartoonish."
Publ.Date : Fri, 12 Jan 2007 05:11:38 GMT

The Secret Life of Houdini: the Making of America's First Superhero - Sydney Morning Herald
Oh, no, they claim that intelligence bigwigs in the US and Britain wielded shadowy powers to make this once itinerant magician a celebrity. ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 12 Jan 2007 05:13:00 GMT

Skeptic Revamps $1M Psychic Prize
Wired News - If you're an undiscovered psychic, soothsayer, dowser or medium, time may be running out for you to put your supernatural powers to the test and claim a million dollar prize. But you already knew that, didn't you? Ten years after stage magician and ...
Publ.Date : 12 Jan 07 18:32:00 UTC

Mahindra to cast magic spell on tourism biz
Economic Times - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The next time you sit back and enjoy rabbits, flowers and white pigeons on the immaculately landscaped lawns of a tourist resort, do look again. They could all be of the make-believe variety, popping out of a magician’s long ...
Publ.Date : 12 Jan 07 12:41:00 UTC

A medium-rare murder? - Scotsman
But William Kalush and Larry Sloman - a magician and a writer - have teamed up to produce a well-researched, readable attempt to demystify a man who ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Jan 2007 00:19:00 GMT

Ollie aims to carve out a magic career - Ledbury Reporter
THE likes of David Blaine and Paul Daniels had better watch their backs as there could soon be rivalled by a new whizz-kid magician . ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Jan 2007 08:34:00 GMT

Glasgow Sunday Mail - As a consultant on the film, Paul taught star Jeremy Piven tricks for the role of Las Vegas magician and mob informer Buddy 'Aces' Israel. Paul, 37, even landed a speaking role alongside a star-studded cast including Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Ben ...
Publ.Date : 14 Jan 07 11:34:00 UTC

Copperfield's greatness no illusion (Calgary Sun)
It's no illusion. David Copperfield really is the grand master of the incredible. Make that, the mind-boggling, the unbelievable, the astonishing and the unfathomable. Words cannot begin to describe what happens during his 90-minute stage show at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Jan 2007 08:56:13 GMT


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