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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 24-30, 2007-
Vaudeville and beyond: Before the heyday of movies and television, stages offered a cavalcade of acts
EDITOR'S NOTE: The past year may be remembered as a time when "Hollywood East" became a hackneyed phrase as stars such as Al Pacino, John Travolta, Robin Williams and Uma Thurman became familiar faces on area streets. It's not the first time, though, that the stars came out. For more than a century, area fans of live theater, music and comedy have been treated to the likes of Al Jolson, Bela ...
Norwalk Advocate - Dec 24 2:27 AM

Magic Review
Santa Monica Mirror - Not long ago, I saw a TV show that revealed some of the "secrets" of magic illusions, with a "masked magician" and his assistant demonstrating the way to saw a woman in half. While the revelations may have been reassuring, they also felt like ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:56:00 GMT

Clairton native wins TV contest by being Super
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ... live for five consecutive weeks, invited 10 of the country's top illusionists, mentalists and mystifiers (try putting that on your income tax form) to compete on national television, where famed mind-over-matter mentalist Uri Geller and Criss Angel ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:00:00 GMT

Getting kids all fired up about books (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A volunteer Brooklyn Park firefighter uses magic to send messages about self-esteem, reading, conflict resolution, drug awareness and personal safety.
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Dec 2007 05:52:21 GMT

You Gotta Try This: Magic tricks are always crowd-pleasers - Suburban Journals
When I met with Terry Richison, a magician and illusionist, he performed several card tricks. Each time he guessed my card correctly. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Dec 2007 15:17:55 GMT

Swiss magician killed - Sun.Star
Roger Bertschinger, a magician for a bar at the North Reclamation Area, was discovered by his housekeeper Josephine Hedlon, 36, around 4 pm yesterday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Dec 2007 16:39:01 GMT

The Magic Circle: New rabbits from old hats
Daily Telegraph - It's slightly odd, then, that despite the edgy performances of figures like David Blaine or Derren Brown, magic still hasn't quite shaken off its conservative image of men in bow ties and their glamorous sequinned assistants. Unfortunately this book ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Dec 2007 23:54:00 GMT

Master magician and prop purveyor
Philadelphia Inquirer - Irwin "Irv" Furman, 60, of Mount Laurel, a master magician and owner of Philadelphia's Hocus Pocus Magic Shop, died of a heart attack Dec. 21 at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. Mr. Furman's narrow shop, on Fourth Street near South ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT

College prof reappears as magic shop owner - Mirror
"It's sleight of hand," he said, designed to make it look as though the magician did the impossible. The Farmington Hills resident, who studied magic and ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Dec 2007 12:09:16 GMT


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