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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 12-18, 2007-
For a veteran magician, it's all about presentation
Asbury Park Press - Jimmy Brown holds his palm up to show that it's empty, closes his hand into a fist, takes a sheer red cloth and pushes it into his closed fist. Chuckling, he tells onlookers, "Say bye-bye!" He blows on his fist, opens his hand, and the cloth is gone ...
Publ.Date : 12 Mar 07 08:25:00 UTC

With magic, the trick is to be just amazing
Asbury Park Press - Magician after magician had the audience clapping and gasping in surprise during the show, which lasted several hours. Schueler turned torn colored tissue paper into a hat, complete with a big yellow and black flower on it for a little girl. Tip the ...
Publ.Date : 12 Mar 07 11:03:00 UTC

Wall teen hopes his magic will help him pay his way through college
Asbury Park Press - Seated at a long folding table, empty but for a few magician's accessories, Jake Wood drew people over to him at a recent magic show at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Middletown. Perhaps that's because the Wall youth, 14, was as absorbed in the ...
Publ.Date : 12 Mar 07 08:25:00 UTC

Magician mystifies groups with bag of tricks
Opelika-Auburn News - He donned a brimmed hat, khaki slacks and a T-shirt with the phrase ‘seeing is believing.’ But for magician Chris Baldwin, the nexus between reality and illusion can be as far away as a world apart or within arm’s reach for the audiences he ...
Publ.Date : 10 Mar 07 23:58:00 UTC

Entrancing a crowd -- that's the trick (Denver Post)
Now you see it, now you don't. The mainstream profile of magic seems to weave in and out of American culture as subtly as a card trick. Professional illusionists have been around since ancient Egypt, but translating their art to large audiences - mediated or not - requires extra flair.
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:50:50 GMT

Jay gives the lowdown on poker, card culture (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
I genuflect before the greatness that is Ricky Jay. His sleight-of-hand work always leaves me dumbfounded. His easy stage patter is second to none. His dexterous skills are such that he was consultant to two recent films that involved magic, "The Prestige" and "The Illusionist."
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Mar 2007 12:33:59 GMT

HEY presto - NW Evening Mail
The acts were judged by fellow magician Chris Taylor, who is also from Ulverston. Two lay judges, who are non- magician judges, also helped mark the acts. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:33:30 GMT

Gregor says he's 'a carpenter by trade, magician by birth'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Top hats, magic wands and boxes of tricks fill Gregor's Magic Man Magic Shop in downtown Vandergrift. But selling these tools is just part of what Gregor, or Gregory Strucaly, of Allegheny Township, does as a professional magician who has been ...
Publ.Date : 15 Mar 07 21:43:00 UTC

Magic transformed for the next generation
Contra Costa Times - It is a sight far from the familiar image of a magician -- a likable older man in a tuxedo who smiles widely after every top-hat trick. Magic, some say, is the world's second-oldest profession, dating back as far as the ancient Egyptian civilization ...
Publ.Date : 15 Mar 07 10:02:00 UTC

Illusion & intrigue: Copperfield's show gets personal (Las Cruces Sun-News)
He's the reigning champion of the disappearing act "a legend among legends whose victims have included Lady Liberty herself.
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Mar 2007 07:10:20 GMT

Chin-Chin & new crop of magicians dazzle Bay Area Crowds (Inside Bay Area)
CHIN-CHIN HAS A SHOCK of red hair that is curled in the front at its ends, making it look a little like fire.
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:11:07 GMT

The Magic of Chin-Chin (AsianWeek.com)
A bright-eyed six-year-old boy had surgery on a cleft palate above his lips, and during his hospital stay, a local magician entertained him. Amused by his performance, the boy asked the magician, "How did you do that?"
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:23:18 GMT

Faces of the New Atheism: The Illusionists
Wired - The bit set the stage for a flag-waving essay on atheism that Penn taped for National Public Radio's "This I Believe" last year – a satirical segment cleverly focused entirely on what the magician refuses to believe. "Magicians should be natural ...
Publ.Date : 16 Mar 07 22:03:00 UTC

The magic touch (The Norman Transcript)
Magician Jim Smithson still has a few tricks up his sleeve after year of performingBy Brianna BaileyTran...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Mar 2007 04:35:44 GMT

Jerry Andrus day is set for Sunday (Albany Democrat-Herald)
Albany mayor Doug Killian has proclaimed Sunday as Jerry Andrus Day. There will be a reception at 2 p.m. at the Venetian Theater in downtown Albany. The eventwill be sponsored by Ring 238 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and will be emceed by local magician Rick Rogers.
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Mar 2007 05:11:03 GMT

 

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