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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 15-21, 2007-
Who made Harry Houdini disappear? - Jewish Theatre
Who made Harry Houdini disappear? Jewish Theatre, Israel - 7 hours ago Born Erich Weiss, the great magician and legendary escape artist died in Detroit 78 years ago tomorrow from peritonitis, a result of a punch to the stomach ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:21:00 GMT

Magician's art entertains all age groups
Record - TRACY - Magician Jack Gonsalves folds 4-year-old Catie MacDonald's tiny hand around a golf ball-size red foam ball. When she opens her fist, the ball has grown to softball-size. The girl gives a big grin. Another close and open of MacDonald's hand ...
Publ.Date : 15 Jan 07 07:51:00 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 : 15 Jan 07 15:51:00 UTC

Setting the record straight (INQ7.net)
JAIME T. LICAUCO - THIS is the continuation of my point-by-point reply to magician James Randi's reaction (see PDI, Dec. 12, 2006) to my column of Oct. 24, 2006.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:16:24 GMT

Comedian looking for a new home for 'Bonk' (Las Vegas Sun)
Comedian/magician Kerry Pollock wrapped up a showcase at the Rampart's Addison Lounge and is looking for a room. But don't look for his low-budget production at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:29:06 GMT

In Tomorrow's Paper (EdmontonSun.com)
Magician leaves audience wondering, 'How'd he do that?' If you were at either of David Copperfield's performances at the Jubilee Auditorium last night and still have your ticket, please hang onto it.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:51:56 GMT

Magic troupe gets top billing - Independent Florida Alligator
The members of The House of Flying Cards magician troupe, who perform their own edgy versions of traditional illusions, will be headline at The Side Bar ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jan 2007 06:07:00 GMT

Five other famous magicians of our times -- real and otherwise (Vancouver Province)
D.B. and D.C. just kickin' it together. Claim to fame: Hungarian-American magician, escapologist and stunt performer who grew to fame at the turn of the century.
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:42:59 GMT

An intimate evening of magic (Vancouver Province)
During time off, master illusionist fights crime! Born David Seth Kotkin 50 years ago, at age 12 Copperfield was the youngest person ever to be admitted into the Society of American Magicians.
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:42:49 GMT

Magicfest returns with mind-boggling trickery - Comox Valley Record
Magicfest returns for a third year with internationally renowned magician Murray Hatfield, the comical magical mayhem of Matthew Johnson, and the stunning ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:44:00 GMT

Magic school, hall of fame planned for Erie
Philadelphia Inquirer - The school and hall are the brainchild of retired magician Carlton R. Beck, who said he chose Erie because it is the birthplace of Harry Kellar, described as the dean of American magic in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Classes at the school are ...
Publ.Date : 13 Jan 07 20:25:00 UTC

Longtime Manitoba magician mourned (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Bill Brace, a recipient of the Order of Manitoba and known to some as Canada's greatest magician, died on Sunday. He was 82.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Jan 2007 18:27:58 GMT

Smokin' Aces (Entertainment Weekly)
Writer-director Joe Carnahan ( Narc ) deals out this ensemble action-comedy about a two-bit lowlife Vegas magician (Jeremy Piven) who runs afoul of a Mob boss, who naturally wants to make him disappear.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Jan 2007 19:33:02 GMT

Laugh out loud (Arizona Daily Star)
A magician takes his parrot to a vet because it isn't moving. "Doc, you gotta help me. Something's wrong with my bird."
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Jan 2007 07:39:17 GMT

'A Magickal Life: Jeff Mcbride' to Air on Canada's Vision TV - Emediawire (press release)
Magician and teacher Jeff McBride is among the first to be profiled on "Enigma" the new documentary series on Canada's Vistion TV. The one hour episode will ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:06:00 GMT

SHOW REVIEW: "The Mac King Comedy Show"
Las Vegas Review Journal - Mac King's goofy charms are finally making him a more prominent headliner on the Strip. Photo by Christine H. Wetzel . Well, here's a good problem to have. Near the end of Mac King's show, the comedy magician leaves the Harrah's stage to seek out an ...
Publ.Date : 19 Jan 07 18:52:00 UTC

Hocus Pocus promises a magical event
Fresno Bee - That kind of turnout will make him look into holding future swap meets or perhaps a full-blown magic convention. The lecture series will include: Suds, 10:30 p.m.: Over the past 33 years, the magician with the bubbly name has worked in venues from ...
Publ.Date : 19 Jan 07 12:54:00 UTC

Conjuror's visit turns students into readers (The Rockingham News)
KINGSTON -- "Frosty is afraid of the dark, so I bought him a birthday present," magician Greg McAdams told the audience of eager children at the Nichols Memorial Library in Kingston. He waved a flashlight in the air.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Jan 2007 23:16:14 GMT

Be a part of the magic (The Marion Star)
MARION - Christian magician John Louis will perform "Love Is No Illusion," a magic show, at Mount Vernon Avenue Church of Christ at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:08:35 GMT

Use your illusion: Presenting prestidigitation at its finest - 24/7 Arts, Dining and Entertainment
"Rocco is a master manipulator, which is a magician who works sleight of hand," Cohn said. "Rocco is extremely creative. You can never tell what he'll do ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Jan 2007 18:01:00 GMT

LiveAuctionTalk.com Highlights Houdini Memorabilia in its Weekly ... - News-antique.com (press release)
When the magician Harry Houdini arrived in a new town he dared police to try and restrain him. Houdini claimed he could free himself from any ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Jan 2007 22:07:00 GMT

Kaplan garners laughs with juggling, magic
Billings Gazette - Virtuoso juggler, magician, inventor, musician, physical comedian, The Great Kaplan presents "Laughter is the Best Medicine!" at 7:30 tonight at the Alberta Bair Theater. The show, part of the First Interstate Bank Family series, is sponsored by ...
Publ.Date : 19 Jan 07 11:14:00 UTC

Good Character Magic
Signal - With two morning performances in the school's multipurpose room - the "Spellman Magic Spectacular" featuring magician Steve Spellman - combined an array of crowd-pleasing tricks and illusions with the six pillars of the national character counts ...
Publ.Date : 20 Jan 07 22:40:00 UTC

Uri Geller accused of TV trickery
BBC Entertainment - But Israeli magician Eliron Toby said the show "damaged" those who wanted to believe in Geller and Dandi Asraf said there were "no supernatural powers". Israeli-born Geller said the programme did not involve sleight of hand. The participants did ...
Publ.Date : 21 Jan 07 17:02:00 UTC

Teatro ZinZanni's Voronin doesn't utter a line, but you can't take ...
Seattle Times - Voronin is part Dracula, part Casanova. Though his character does not speak, he confides that people come to Teatro ZinZanni "to be in dreams." Yevgen Voronin has built his reputation as a world-class magician on a foundation of smoke and mirrors. So ...
Publ.Date : 21 Jan 07 08:06:00 UTC

Magician has birds, needs home (Plymouth Observer)
William Heine is a man of magic. He's done his feats of prestidigitation as the opening act for Robert Townsend and Harry Blackstone Jr. at the Fisher Theatre and on television. The late Bob Talbert called his performance on the best acts in Detroit.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Jan 2007 12:03:31 GMT

Magician looks for smiles in Carlsbad - San Diego Union Tribune
By Linda McIntosh. Oceanside resident Tomas De la Cruz started performing magic as a teen on the streets of New York. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:04:00 GMT

It's all about the Hocus Pocus - Fresno Bee (subscription)
On Saturday, nearly 30 years after performing his first magic trick and hundreds of other performances under his stage name, Winston the Magician , ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:02:00 GMT

Magic aids in continuing education (The Daily Reflector)
Sitting at his desk in the Greenville Fire-Rescue station downtown, Capt. Chuck Owens shuffled a deck of cards before demonstrating one of many magic tricks he's been perfecting since he was a teenager.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Jan 2007 04:14:13 GMT

 

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