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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 19-25, 2007-
Magic man (Silver City Sun-News)
Illusionist David Copperfield makes his grand entrance in style Sunday as he magically appears in an oversized white box atop a Harley Davidson to start one-of-two performances titled "An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion" at the Pan American Center.
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Mar 2007 07:12:36 GMT

Magician to Amaze Theatre Conference - Xtvworld (press release)
San Antonio-based magician and ventriloquist Joe Libby will have people amazed and amused at annual conference for Texas Nonprofit Theatres, ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:05:18 GMT

Success of Penn State magician no illusion - Independent Collegian (subscription)
For now, however, the 19-year-old Schreyer Honors College freshman is better known as a nationally recognized magician . In 2005, he won the Lance Burton ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:51:19 GMT

Dynamo: Streetz Is Watching - RWD Online
More than anyone else in this game, street magician Dynamo represents finding your own fate. He might not rap or sing, but this talented 22 year-old ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:37:02 GMT

Another view - Guardian Unlimited
I'ma magical historian as well as a magician , so I suspect that I got more enjoyment out of The Illusionist than the general public, because the history of ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Mar 2007 11:47:26 GMT

Mickey, Mac add magic to parade
Louisville Courier-Journal - The grand marshal will be Mickey Mouse — circa 1940, when the animated rodent portrayed a sorcerer’s apprentice in the movie “Fantasia.” Meanwhile, Las Vegas magician and Louisville native Mac King will serve as the “grand magician.” ...
Publ.Date : 20 Mar 07 21:09:00 UTC

World-traveling illusionist schedules performance here
Cleburne Times-Review - In addition to holding the highest award from the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, Calif., Kole is a creative consultant for David Copperfield, probably the best-known magician in the world today. A number of years ago Kole was challenged to ...
Publ.Date : 20 Mar 07 19:14:00 UTC

Magic show coming to Marshfield (Marshfield News Herald)
Magician and illusionist Glen Gerard is bringing his big magic show to the American Legion Hall in Marshfield on March 23rd, and proceeds will benefit Wood County Crime Stoppers. Glen Gerard has appeared all over the world, including Disney and Norwegian Cruise Lines, and headlined the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. The all ages show will feature sleight of hand, large stage illusions, and plenty of ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:36:23 GMT

Making Magic
NE Mississippi Daily Journal - To recreate Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" on stage, it takes the capable hands of a magician — not just any rabbit out of the hat, there's something behind your ear magician — but the hands of a skilled illusionist trained in ancient practices ...
Publ.Date : 21 Mar 07 14:27:00 UTC

Thief steals puppet props
Hampton Roads Daily Press - In 1999, a local puppeteer and magician, Jason Wiedel, lost $3,000 worth of props from his Dodge Caravan, which was stolen while he performed a magic show during one of Hampton's summer block parties. Messick believes the thief was surely more ...
Publ.Date : 20 Mar 07 06:57:00 UTC

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Enters 12th Storied Year April 28-29 at UCLA (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The city renowned as the entertainment capital of the world will roll out the red carpet to celebrate the nation's largest public literary festival when the Los Angeles Times, in association with UCLA, holds the 12th Annual Festival of Books.
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Mar 2007 13:00:00 GMT

Magic and suspense (Escanaba Daily Press)
Magician Bill Gang makes Soo Hill third-grader Rachel Polishak "stiff as a board" at a "Reading is Magic" presentation Tuesday afternoon.
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:16:22 GMT

Community News: Magician Jonathon Bryce wins Kids Choice voting - Oshkosh Northwestern
The Grand Opera House is more than Wisconsin's oldest operating theater, it's also the only performance venue in the state that openly asks its patrons to ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Mar 2007 09:27:31 GMT

Magicians delight in creating smiles: With magic, trick is to be ... - 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 ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:19:01 GMT

Magician Criss Angel in new Cirque show (USA Today)
Criss Angel, the punky magician whose Mindfreak show is shooting its third season for the A&E network, will team up with Cirque du Soleil on its sixth permanent show on the Las Vegas Strip, it was announced Thursday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Mar 2007 03:37:25 GMT

Video: Cirque du Soleil and Luxor Partner to Present a New Live ...
PR Newswire - Criss has been named 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Magician of the Year, making him the first five-time and back-to-back recipient ever to be awarded these most prestigious accolades. Criss was also unanimously selected as the recipient of the 22nd ...
Publ.Date : 23 Mar 07 04:09:00 UTC

Houdini Kin Wants Body Exhumed, Tested
Philadelphia Daily News - The magician devoted large portions of his stage show to exposing the group's fraudulent seances. The movement's devotees included Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle. In the Houdini biography, authors William Kalush and Larry Sloman detail a ...
Publ.Date : 23 Mar 07 05:27:00 UTC

Family seeks exhumation of Harry Houdini
MSNBC - Family seeks exhumation of Harry Houdini Great nephew believes the magician was poisoned ... NEW YORK - A descendant of Harry Houdini wants his body exhumed to test a theory that the fam

Freshman believes in magic (College Heights Herald)
Greenville freshman Sean Beard fixates on the fork in his left hand. For a few seconds, nothing happens. He keeps his focus on the fork, not saying a word. Then, without warning, the fork bends, like a special effect in a movie. The tines slowly twist around the handle of the fork, while he simply stares at it.
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Mar 2007 08:06:29 GMT

Will Houdini be there? Remains to be seen
Guardian Unlimited - Rumours that the escape artist and magician was murdered have persisted ever since his death on Halloween 1926. Mr Hardeen, whose grandfather was Houdini's brother, said a team of senior forensic investigators would conduct new tests on the ...
Publ.Date : 23 Mar 07 22:52:00 UTC

Kin to seek OK next week for Houdini's exhumation
Washington Post - ... body exhumed from a New York cemetery and tested for evidence he was murdered. George Hardeen told reporters he became interested in the circumstances surrounding Houdini's death in 1926 after publication of a book last year that said the magician's ...
Publ.Date : 23 Mar 07 18:42:00 UTC

Grandnephew seeks to 'set record straight' about Houdini's death
CBC News - More than 80 years after Harry Houdini's sudden, surprising death, his grandnephew is seeking to have his body exhumed to determine the true cause of his death. George Hardeen, whose grandfather Theodore was the famed magician and escape artist's ...
Publ.Date : 23 Mar 07 21:19:00 UTC

Why Not Just Hold a Seance?
Washington Post - Published in October, this door-stopper purports to reveal new and astounding elements of the great magician's life and death -- including the claim that he was murdered, a crime plotted by the husband of a spiritualist whom Houdini had debunked. When ...
Publ.Date : 24 Mar 07 20:57:00 UTC

Was Houdini Murdered? Relatives Want Exhumation - Mar 23, 2007
Harry Houdini was an escape artist and magician that astonished fans with performances that brought him to the brink of death. How he achieved such feats unscathed was puzzling to fans, but perhaps the greatest mystery of all would be the reason for ...

VanBurches to receive IMS' Merlins (Branson Daily News)
Bambi and Kirby VanBurch will be honored by the International Magicians Society. BDN file photo Kirby and Bambi VanBurch will be honored tonight at the Kirby VanBurch Theatre by the International Magicians Society.
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Mar 2007 15:03:42 GMT

Nash unmasks 'Magician'
Variety - Nash Entertainment is resurrecting the Masked Magician -- but this time as the lead character in a graphic novel to be produced by Virgin Comics. The Masked Magician was the star of Nash's five "Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets ...
Publ.Date : 25 Mar 07 21:03:00 UTC

Magician returns to roots in Richmond (Contra Costa Times)
Magician Alex Gonzalez has performed quite a feat, transforming himself from a tentative 13-year-old trying out his first card trick on his family to a polished 21-year-old professional performing before thousands nightly as part of a major touring show.
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:14:19 GMT


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