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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 5-11, 2008-
Herb Zarrow (November 4, 1925-May 11, 2008)Herb Zarrow Passes
Very sad to report that Herb Zarrow (November 4, 1925-May 11, 2008) passed away this afternoon at the age of 82. Services will be held on Tuesday May 13th at 1:30pm at Temple Sholom (385 Howland Ave) in River Edge, New Jersey. Phone: 201-489-2463.(5/11/08)
Condolences can be sent to:
Phyllis Zarrow :: 5-28 Karl Street :: Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Donations can be sent to:
The Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel :: Maywood, NJ
Temple Sholom :: River Edge, NJ
Temple B'nai Brith :: Somerville, MA

Bob Fitch with Eric DeCampsDirector Bob Fitch with Eric DeCamps during a final rehearsal of DeCamps' new show "Pure Magic: A Performance Of Contemporary Conjuring" that opened on Saturday May 3rd at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22 Street / 212-206-0440) in New York City. The show runs every Saturday at midnight through June.(5/5/08: Photo by Michael Goldman).

Brief Encounter With … Derren Brown
You’re referred to as a magician, mind-reader and psychic amongst other things. What do you call yourself? I was asked to put a label on it years ago in an ...
WhatsOnStage.com, UK - May 4, 2008

Seventh grader can do magic with a deck of cards - Chicago Tribune
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - In the hit Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls," cool-guy gambler Sky Masterson warns Nathan Detroit that one of these days in his travels, a guy is going to show him a deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then the guy ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 May 2008 21:50:00 GMT

Buried alive artist is no David Blaine - NewsLite
Speaking before the art stunt he said: "I'm allowed to take breaks - I'm not David Blaine ." But despite taking the frequent breaks he quit after just 30 ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 May 2008 12:39:48 GMT

The new three R's (Pasadena Star-News)
TEMPLE CITY - Eco-magician Paul Cash's 45-minute, high-energy show focuses on ways students can help preserve Mother Earth.
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 May 2008 04:29:23 GMT

Magic with a message for refugee children in Iran - Reuters AlertNet
The duo behind Magicians Without Borders, Verner and his wife Janet Fredericks, travelled through the refugee camps of Iran recently to entertain and ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 May 2008 16:37:23 GMT

The magic of processes
Consider the example of a magic trick being performed by a magician who is, quite clearly, following some sort of predefined process. ...
Financial Express, India - Tues, 06 May 2008

Joint 'Magic Summit' a meeting of the minds (Hamilton Spectator)
Bruce Kalver was probably born to be a magician -- his grandfather Samuel Woof was a magician and used to work with Harry Houdini.
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 May 2008 08:41:55 GMT

How Stuff Works: How holding your breath works (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
David Blaine is a magician and performer best known for highly public stunts. For example, he has been frozen in ice. He has lived in a transparent box for 44 days without food. And so on. But recently Blaine set what might be his most surprising record. He held his breath underwater for more than 17 minutes. And as usual he did it in a very public way - on the "Oprah Winfrey Show." If you take ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 May 2008 16:00:09 GMT

VICTORIA MAGICIAN TONY ENG DEAD AT 61
THE CITY OF VICTORIA HAS LOST ITS GREATEST MAGICIAN WITH THE PASSING OF TONY ENG. IT HAPPENED LAST SUNDAY, ENG PASSING FROM COMPLICATIONS OF SKIN CANCER AND ...
C-FAX 1070, Canada - May 7, 2008

No regrets over calling off magic show: Mohanlal
A magician can never afford to commit mistake. If he slips, that is his end." "I have performed magic in several stage shows, not in India. ...
Zee News, India - May 7, 2008

Getting into the spirits
By VINCENT JACKSON Staff Writer, 609-272-7202 CAPE MAY - Magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were among the two ...
Press of Atlantic City, NJ - May 7, 2008

David Copperfield appears at The Opera House - The Patriot Ledger
David Copperfield , the man who made the Statue of Liberty disappear and who walked through the Great Wall of China, performs "An Intimate ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 May 2008 13:38:15 GMT

Boy wields magic wand for own treatment (Hindustan Times)
Ashley Vanristell can conjure up a dove out of thin air, but he can't wish his debilitating immune disorder away. So the nine-year-old magician has done the next best thing -- wielding the magic wand to pay his exorbitant medical bills.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2008 03:34:56 GMT

TUanPlayful clown to entertain at Greer Family Fest (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Ric Singleton's Myspace page proclaims he's 101. His first gig was in Hilton Head at age 20 and he's been performing some 30 years. But age is of little consequence for the magician comedian event coordinator. He suffers near terminal Peter Pan Syndrome.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2008 13:38:17 GMT

Ex-magician conjures up Flogos (London Free Press)
LEXINGTON, ALA. -- Picture the Manhattan skyline filled with Nike swooshes, or the golden arches of McDonald's drifting over Los Angeles.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2008 08:52:57 GMT

Riding on the wands of change - Daily News & Analysis
And this is something every magician banks on "whether it's Criss Angel in the popular TV show Mindfreak or street magician David Blaine wowing an ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2008 21:40:46 GMT

John Cain is named Magician of Mann - Isle of Man Today
He secured the audience vote at An Evening of Magic, staged by the Magicians of Mann, at the Peel Centenary Centre recently to be named Magician of Mann ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2008 09:27:22 GMT

Derren Brown at Garrick - Times Online
It's wise not to trust Derren Brown. He'll lure you in with talk of psychology -- then gull you with good old-fashioned conjuring. He'll debunk mind-readers and psychics -- then use their best scams to humble and thrill us. He's a terrific ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2008 19:59:00 GMT

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Girl on the Fridge': Untethered imagination ...
In "Hat Trick," the narrator, a magician who plays children's birthday parties, routinely pulls a rabbit (named Kazam) out of a hat, as people in his line ...
MiamiHerald.com, FL - Thu, 08 May 2008

Best of 2008
Kind of like New Times’ annual Best Of. When I first tapped local magician Rich Ferguson to help illustrate this year’s Best Of magic theme, ...
New Times SLO, CA - Thu, 08 May 2008

Magic moment: Paul appears 25 years on
By Lisa Campbell An accomplished magician is returning to the venue of his first performance after a 25-year wait. Paul Sunderland, 39, from Ingrow, ...
Keighley News, UK - Thu, 08 May 2008

Discover illusionists' tricks at MOSI - Tampabay.com
By exploring how magicians create their illusions, guests learn about basic math, engineering, physical science, psychology principles and the art of ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2008 08:36:01 GMT

The apprentice sorcerors - Financial Times
The stories they tell of Max Malini! Born in Poland in 1873, Malini was one of the great artists in the heyday of magic. At the peak of his powers, in the 1930s, he was advertised as "The Wonderful Monarch of Mystery" and had performed for George ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 May 2008 22:49:00 GMT

Young Ky. magician has many tricks for his public (The Kentucky Post)
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - Things have a tendency to disappear when Ben Joynt is around. If you're not careful, he will set your wallet on fire or tear up your business cards or shove a Coca-Cola bottle through your chest.
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 May 2008 21:44:54 GMT

Marker honoring magician to appear (Erie Times-News)
A ceremony in Griswold Park today will ensure the memory of an Erie celebrity never disappears. It's not Fred Biletnikoff, Bob Sanders or Pat Monahan, but Harry Kellar, a pioneer of American magic.
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 May 2008 07:04:28 GMT

Erie-native magician honored with plaque at site of boyhood home (Erie Times-News)
Harry Kellar, an Erie native and the first world-famous American magician, was honored today in a ceremony at Griswold Park. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker honoring the illusionist was unveiled there, near where Kellar's boyhood home once stood.
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 May 2008 20:34:08 GMT

I WOULDN'T HAVE MINDED A MAN WITH 10 OR 15 WIVES -- Nike Peller - Punch
As a daughter of the late magician, Professor Abiola Peller, Nike Peller, no doubt is a very popular actress especially in the Yoruba genre. However, in an industry where marriages are often the subject of headlines, the light complexioned actress ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 May 2008 01:27:00 GMT

Engaging magic and spectacle - Boston Globe
A David Copperfield performance is all about the presentation. After 30 years of creating increasingly jaw-dropping illusions - including his wellpublicized Statue of Liberty disappearance, his walk through the Great Wall of China or his float over ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 May 2008 13:30:00 GMT

Abracadabra! Boy saves own life with magic - Times Online
When nine-year-old Ashley Vanristell was told he had a blood disorder that would kill him unless he had expensive treatment that his parents could never afford, he did not despair. He turned to a Christmas magic kit to conjure up the cash he needed ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 May 2008 23:38:00 GMT

Gary's 'best in Scotland' award feels just magic - Edinburgh News
MAGICIAN Gary James almost hung up his cloak nine years ago after the birth of his daughter Emily. The semi-professional was worried that his trade might not bring in enough income to support his family. But he decided to give up his day job as a ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 May 2008 17:33:00 GMT

Magician Roy to undergo knee operation in Austria (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Roy Horn, one half of magician duo Siegfried and Roy, was to undergo a knee operation this week in Graz, southern Austria, the local daily Kleine Zeitung reported Sunday.
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 May 2008 17:35:24 GMT

Teen magician (The Gleaner)
WINCHESTER, Ky. -- Things have a tendency to disappear when Ben Joynt is around. If you're not careful, he will set your wallet on fire or tear up your business cards or shove a Coca-Cola bottle through your chest.
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 May 2008 05:16:47 GMT

Bringing back the magic - Southern Idaho Business
"I'm trying to promote the idea of a major festival downtown to bring in magicians ," he said. "We're not going to get David Copperfield - unless he wants to ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 May 2008 11:30:25 GMT

 

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