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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 16-22, 2007-
Angel & Geller to Find a New Phenomenon (Coming Soon)
NBC has signed a series deal with mystifier/artist Criss Angel ("Criss Angel Mindfreak") and famed mentalist Uri Geller for "Phenomenon" (working title) -- a mysterious live competition series in which both men will conduct an intensive search for the next great mentalist. The announcement was made today by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
Publ.Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 19:00:37 GMT

Lohan checks out of rehab, heads to Vegas
MSNBC - Lohan's party received another surprise as "Mindfreak" magician Criss Angel arrived at the club, joining the group on the main VIP stage. Lohan took the mic to give a shout out to Angel, said the rep, to which the "packed house went wild." The rep ...
Publ.Date: 16 Jul 07 18:06:00 UTC

David Copperfield's Real-Life Illusion (CBS News)
Attention, robbers: David Copperfield is the wrong guy to pick on. Accosted by a group of stick-up artists in Florida, the magician was able to show empty pockets to his attackers ? even though he was carrying a passport, wallet, and cell phone.
Publ.Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 18:09:07 GMT

Bent out of shape
Uri Geller became a 1970s superstar and made millions with an act that included bending spoons, seemingly through the power of his mind. Now, the online video generation is so bent out of shape over the self-proclaimed psychic's behavior that he is fast reaching the same Internet pariah status as the recording and movie industries.
Louisville Courier-Journal - Jul 15 3:12 AM

Believing in magic
For Howard Kahn, magic isn't a hobby -- it's a way of life.
Napa Valley Register - Jul 16 12:23 AM

Teen magician's competition success
This is Southampton - A HAMPSHIRE teenager has pulled a rabbit out of a hat by winning a major competition for budding magicians. Ben Farrar, 16, has been crowned The Magic Circle's Young Magician of the Year. The prestigious contest, which is open to all magicians under ...
Publ.Date: 19 Jul 07 14:42:00 UTC

Pamela Anderson Dumps Hollywood; Becomes Vegas Magician's Assistant
All Headline News - Las Vegas, NV (BANG) - Pamela Anderson has ditched Hollywood for magic. The former 'Baywatch' actress - who is currently starring alongside illusionist Hans Klok at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Theater for the Performing Arts - confirmed she will ...
Publ.Date: 18 Jul 07 09:57:00 UTC

Hat's the way to do it! (Macclesfield Express)
JAKE Barlow has launched a career as a professional magician -- at the age of 13. The youngster is Poynton's own David Blaine, a master of mystery and a juggling genius.
Publ.Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 12:18:44 GMT

Performer, audience delight in magic (Penn-Trafford Star)
Jason Hudy is not David Copperfield, but he is quickly making a name for himself as someone who can makes things disappear.
Publ.Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 17:22:33 GMT

P C Sorcar to set up magic university
The master magician plans to start a university where the "science" of wizardry will foster a new generation of illusionists.
The Times of India - Jul 19 12:30 AM

Ben wins Magician's title
This is Hampshire - A COMPTON conjurer proved he had the magic touch when he was crowned Young Magician of the Year. Ben Farrar, 16, took the title at a national competition, held at the Magic Circle Headquarters in London and will be given full membership to The Magic ...
Publ.Date: 20 Jul 07 15:31:00 UTC

Criss Angel (AskMen)
Criss Angel isn't afraid to lay his own life on the line in order to keep his fans entertained. Over the years this talented performer has been burned alive, run over by a steamroller and even hung by four fishhooks while he dangled precariously 100 feet over Nevada's Valley of the Fire State Park. "That wasn't a trick, but [it] was incredibly difficult," Criss admits.
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Jul 2007 04:00:17 GMT

No Joke: Shopkeeper Must Pack Up His Bag of Tricks (New York Times)
The Funny Store, a small shop that has sold props, gag gifts, magic tricks and games in Times Square since 1957, is being priced out of the neighborhood.
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Jul 2007 01:20:51 GMT

Bringing her 6-year old niece, Melissa, to the show, Susan Price said she remembers her first time seeing a magician first hand. ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:57:28 GMT

Audition notices for area productions (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
ACACIA THEATRE COMPANY. Four to six men and women ages 17 to 50 are needed for "A Girl, A Mirror & A Magician" featuring Ardan James, The Animated Illusionist. Auditions will be held by appointment Saturday at St. Francis Library, 42...
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Jul 2007 01:22:54 GMT


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