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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 3-9, 2008-
Peter SamelsonPeter Samelson making one of his rare lecture appearances at the Annual Willie Schneider Memorial Lecture held on Friday March 7 in New York City for the Society Of American Magicians, Parent Assembly. Samelson performed and explained his theatrical approach to close-up magic. The annual event that is free to all members is produced by Meir Yedid. (3/8/08: A MagicTimes photo)

Magicians should strive to entertain, not deceive
"All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand." -- Steven Wright It was at a bowling alley that Linda Wirtz gave me her husband's card. A top hat was printed on it -- so were glowing blurbs from The New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
Post-Tribune - Mar 03 7:40 AM

Derren Brown’s right kind of magic
News Shopper - Unlike his now often-mocked contemporary David Blaine, Derren Brown's mind manipulation and edgy magic work continues to captivate. He reveals some secrets and talks about his beginnings ahead of his Dartford show. THOSE who have watched him on TV ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Mar 2008 15:39:00 GMT

Houdini exhumation to test for poison
Authors of a book about legendary magician Harry Houdini dispute the long-believed cause of his death, and want to exhume his body to further investigate.
New York Daily News - Mar 04 1:46 AM

Beacon House mourns magician who transformed
Daily Breeze - Everything seemed to be going in Donnie Ferguson's favor: After a lifelong battle with alcoholism, the professional magician had finished school, earned his certification to become a masseuse and been sober for four years. But the 45-year-old, who ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Mar 2008 09:06:00 GMT

The Interview Show
MetroMix - March guests: author Wendy McClure ("I'm Not the New Me"); Chicago band The Changes ("Today Is Tonight"); magician Tomas Medina; and Schadenfreude sketch-comedy troupe member Justin Kaufmann.
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Mar 2008 05:56:00 GMT

Being a good magician is all about flirting - Spidey is about much more than the tricks. The 22-year-old magician, mentalist and hypnotist practices what he calls "social magic." His show Spidey - Out of My Mind is at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on Sunday. Social magic is a concept the ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 06 Mar 2008 15:30:00 GMT

Low price is magic show's cheap trick
Topeka Capitol-Journal - We've got some new illusions in the show that are a lot of fun and haven't been seen a lot throughout the United States," he said. In addition to Ebeling, the show will feature another Kansas City, Mo.,-based magician, Terry Magelssen.
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Mar 2008 06:25:00 GMT

How dream of reading someone's mind may soon become a reality
The Independent - The image identification problem is analogous to the classic magician's trick, 'pick a card, any card'. In this trick, the magician fans a deck of cards and asks you to pick a card, look at it, and then place it back in the deck.
Publ.Date : Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:13:00 GMT

Illusionist to perform "spectacular" show
Commercial News - Kole, one of the top three inventors of magical effects, holds the highest award from the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood and is a creative consultant for magician David Copperfield.
Publ.Date : Wed, 05 Mar 2008 16:00:00 GMT

A magical journey - Newindpress
But many would not know that Sadasivan is a good magician too. What is more, he is even writing a book on the subject. Titled Indrajalasarvaswam, it would ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Mar 2008 05:54:10 GMT

Third-generation magician's factory makes wonders before your eyes
New York Daily News - Whoever says "They don't make anything like they used to" has never met Dakota Jackson , sat in one of his chairs or played one of his custom-made pianos. They have never walked through his Queens factory, either. On a short, dead-end street near ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Mar 2008 07:51:00 GMT

Controversial Limerick priest refuses to apologise - Limerick Leader
"St John Bosco was a magician and if a saint is a magician then what is this priest on about? We just came from a magic conference in Blackpool that had ... Bishop does not support priest's comments U.TV all 3 news articles
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Mar 2008 10:45:59 GMT

Thousands get a fresh look at Catholicism
Los Angeles Times - Then there was the magician. Squeezed between a booth for anti-abortion activists and a bookseller, magician Angelo Stagnaro, wearing a bright purple velvet hat and black thin-rimmed Harry Potter glasses, drew a small crowd of children and adults.
Publ.Date : Sat, 08 Mar 2008 12:50:00 GMT

Moving Pictures: Pacific Film Archive Presents the Magic of Orson Welles (Berkeley Daily Planet)
The myth of Orson Welles has outlived its usefulness. The man has long since passed on, as have those who sought to undermine his achievements.
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Mar 2008 16:47:36 GMT

Shannock Valley magic show promotes reading (The Leader Times)
Magician Fred Becker shouted out the first part of the magic phrase -- "Everyone knows that" -- and students at a Shannock Valley Elementary School assembly finished by yelling back the rest of the magic words -- "Reading is cool."
Publ.Date : Sat, 08 Mar 2008 18:54:55 GMT

Box trick for Stuart (icWales)
A MAGICIAN to the stars has had another brush with fame on a prime-time TV drama.
Publ.Date : Sun, 09 Mar 2008 09:29:00 GMT

Local magician produces show about benefits of recycling - Foster's Daily Democrat
SEACOAST: Magician BJ Hickman has been entertaining audiences wearing a sea of green and it has nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick's Day. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 09 Mar 2008 07:16:56 GMT


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