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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 21-27, 2008-

re: Jim Harris, aka 'Uncle Red' (Louisville Courier-Journal)
"I've always been interested in magic, ever since I saw my first magician on TV. I guess it wasn't long after that I saw one in person -- a guy named Bob Reams, at a school show.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:45:22 GMT

Magic moment
By Christy Marsters Kings County Register A Canadian magicians' record was broken in New Minas Jan 19... - County of Kings - Jan 21 6:01 AM

Believe in the illusion
After the first full week of classes, CUB treated us to a little magic show courtesy of Peter Boie on Friday night. The catch phrase of the night was "believe the illusion" and started with a short musical number in which he gave a quick sample of several smaller and common tricks.
Clarkson Integrator - Mon, 21 Jan 2008

Weekend events in Brooklyn
New York Daily News - The cast of stellar sorcerers includes the wizardry of Eric DeCamps, eccentric juggler Will Shaw, Cardone who will present a few of his enchanting specialties, and magician Michael Chaut. 8 p.m. All seats are $15. Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:34:00 GMT

Duo hopes magic will cast anti-smoking spell on kids (Windsor Star)
When Bob Yelland was nine years old, his peers introduced him to a pack-a-day smoking habit that persisted for 20 years. Then at age 35 he was diagnosed with significant lung disease that reduced his lung capacity to 70 per cent.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jan 2008 00:14:03 GMT

The Mark On The Send
Baltimore City Paper - As Jamy Ian Swiss, the New York magician and gambling expert, says, "There is no such thing as a professional slots player." Yet politicians approve slot-machine gambling in state after state, and then gambling interests play states against one ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jan 2008 04:47:00 GMT

A magic show with a difference - Hindu
NEW DELHI: Aimed at moulding students into responsible citizens of the country, a magic show on human values was performed by noted magician B. Kamesh at ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jan 2008 23:33:42 GMT

Magician to make Sun temple disappear - KalingaTimes
Kendrapara (Orissa), Jan 23: Apparently inspired by magic legend PC Sorcar Jr, a prominent magician from the state has claimed that he would make the famous ... Following Sorcar Junior...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:47:21 GMT

Magician delivers message, and surprises, to students - Tri-Town News
According to magician Ken Northridge of Dovetail Presentations, the magic to integrity is persistence. Northridge paid a visit to the Southard Schoo...
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:11:21 GMT

LIFE OF ILLUSION (Asbury Park Press)
The audience typically raises the roof when magician Kevin Spencer walks through a wall.
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:15:14 GMT

'Wife Swap' show brings 'magic' to Modesto family
Modesto Bee - The Martin-Portala clan is into magic -- Andrew has been a magician for 25 years, Eli began at 18 months, Emma appears in the acts and Melissa manages their careers. The father never had held another job, and the mother didn't clean or cook. In ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jan 2008 20:17:00 GMT

UFC's Randy Couture Joins Mandrake the Magician - First Showing
By Alex Billington UFC fighter Randy "The Natural" Couture (above, right) has been cast in a Mandrake the Magician movie. Mandrake is a comic strip that ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:39:18 GMT

Reads Like a Book, Looks Like a Film
New York Times - He took a job at the Eeyore's Books for Children in Manhattan, now defunct, and began writing and drawing "The Houdini Box," about a boy who almost meets the great magician. The book was published in 1991. He started getting commissions to ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Jan 2008 22:15:00 GMT

The System
Daily Telegraph - Derren Brown has developed a "guaranteed" method for winning on the horses. He reveals how it works in his new Channel 4 special The System Is Derren Brown the most persuasive man on the planet? In his 2006 TV special The Heist , the magician and ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Jan 2008 14:23:00 GMT

Secrets of Shawn Anthony's success
Baltimore Sun - Despite the recent resurgence and popularity of street illusionists David Blaine and Criss Angel, Anthony has wowed large audiences with an elaborate Houdini-esque stage show that combines theatrical elements (drama, music, dance and audience ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jan 2008 16:41:00 GMT

A magic message: Local priest has been full of tricks for 40 years (The Hazleton Standard-Speaker)
By CALEB SHEAFFER Staff Writer The Rev. John Ruth realizes the surprised look he gets when people find out his profession and then his hobby. For some people, the two don't really go together.
Publ.Date : Sun, 27 Jan 2008 05:12:05 GMT

David Copperfield's El Paso performances disappear
El Paso Times - The "David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion" shows planned for March 1-2 at the Plaza Theatre have been canceled. Copperfield's agents sent out this message this week: "Texas has always been one of David Copperfield's favorite ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Jan 2008 22:45:00 GMT

Speaker tells Chamber power of being positive
Pantagraph - The trick was one of many the motivational speaker, comedian and magician performed Saturday at the McLean County Chamber of Commerce 2008 annual Gala: An Evening of Illusion and Illumination. His tricks were representative of grand illusions ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 27 Jan 2008 20:27:00 GMT

Jillette: Education integral to skepticism
Earthtimes - NEW YORK, Jan. 27 Noted Las Vegas magician Penn Jillette says the key to selling skepticism is education and a bit of craziness. The New York Post reported Sunday that during an interview with the newspaper, the star of the Showtime series "Bulls**t ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 27 Jan 2008 18:25:00 GMT

Tank scene wasn't fun, says Colin Hanks
Chicago Sun-Times - In the film, he plays a B-level magician who refuses to be called a magician. He thinks he's a "mentalist" and wants to be known as a little larger than life. 4 Who do you play in "I Know What Boys Like," which debuts later this year? "It's a comedy I ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 27 Jan 2008 09:57:00 GMT

Q&A: PENN JILLETTE (New York Post)
If anyone pioneered the Art of the Rant, so ubiquitous in these cranky, egalitarian days of blogging and YouTubing, it was Penn Jillette. The self-described "larger, louder half" of veteran magic-and-comedy team Penn and Teller regularly airs his...
Publ.Date : Sun, 27 Jan 2008 08:50:23 GMT


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