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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 28-August 3, 2008-
International Champions Of Magic An Ha Lim from South Korea and Marc Oberon from the United KingdomPictured are the newly crowned International Champions Of Magic An Ha Lim from South Korea and Marc Oberon from the United Kingdom. Close to 2,000 magicians and their friends watched the competitions and ultimately voted for the winners at the combined IBM/SAM magic convention which took place in Louisville, Kentucky on July 20-26. Lim won the stage competition and Oberon won the close-up competition. Each received US $10,000 in cash. An additional US $50,000 in bookings were awarded to the top twelve finalists. (7/31/08: Photo by Meir Yedid).

Rare female magician to take stage - Las Vegas Sun
Scarlett, Princess of Magic, a former dancer and magician's assistant from Reno, studies international business at UNLV when not performing. Her magic show will be the first by a woman on the Las Vegas Strip in about two years. Female magicians still ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:28:00 GMT

David Blaine promises to meet Gloucestershire youngster - Forester
ILLUSIONIST David Blaine has proved he's absolute magic -- by making a disabled schoolboy's dream come true. The enigmatic showman, who's famous for standing ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:02:32 GMT

Area's first African-American magician dies at 86 (West County Journal)
Funeral services were conducted Sunday in North County for a Brentwood man billed as St. Louis' first African-American magician.
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:32:13 GMT

A Slice of Life: Magic Man - Gwinnett Citizen
At the Baltimore event Chapek was one of 25- magicians presenting their act. From that number 6-finalist were picked to showcase their act. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:40:13 GMT

Magic Moments with Jamie Zammitt - Gibraltar Magazine
As he progressed he became a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and now works professionally (part-time) in the UK where he is enrolled in ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:23:03 GMT

Judge Quips That Maybe Magician Had Role in Earthquake - KESQ News
A judge considering dueling lawsuits involving magician David Copperfield managed to add some levity to the proceedings when Tuesday's earthquake struck. "I hope this wasn't Mr. Copperfield's doing," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert L. Hess ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:25:00 GMT

Angel Says Clearwater Implosion Escape Is 'Not A Trick' - Tampa Bay Online
After 92 episodes of his hit cable TV series, Criss Angel hasn't run out of stunts, illusions and escapes. His next escape attempt -- just moments before the Spyglass Resort hotel in Clearwater is turned in to 4,500 tons of rubble -- will be ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:27:00 GMT

Fans have crush on illusionist Criss Angel who has to survive a ... - Kansas City Star
With timed detonators ticking down four minutes, illusionist Criss Angel must remove the stainless steel, handcuffs, pick locks on three ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 03:24:54 GMT

Magical time at the library - San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Apologies to the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoon, but this Rocky was a lively, little raccoon, a favorite with the children watching the magic show at the Hacienda and Rowland Heights libraries recently. And magician Allen Oshiro did pull a live ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:07:00 GMT

Magician Chris Angel to escape from imploding Clearwater building - Gainesville Sun
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- TV personality Criss Angel's next bizarre trick is to try to escape from a 9-story hotel building in Clearwater before it implodes on top of him. Angel will be shackled on a 7th-floor balcony of Clearwater's historic Spyglass ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:30:00 GMT

Criss Angel set to make escape attempt from imploding Clearwater ... - ABC Action News
CLEARWATER BEACH, FL -- Final preparations are underway around a Clearwater Beach landmark for tonight's escape attempt by "Mindfreak" Criss Angel. Walkways and roads are being closed off around the Spyglass Hotel on Gulfview Boulevard where Angel ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:31:00 GMT

Angel's Plan To Escape From Motel Implosion Inspires Top 10 List ... - Tampa Tribune
David Blaine Buried Alive: In 1999, Blaine is buried for seven days in a plastic box under a 3-ton water tank across from Trump Tower in New York and lives ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 04:20:21 GMT

Angel, Master Blasters Ready For Spyglass Motel Escape (The Tampa Tribune)
If all goes according to plan Wednesday, magician and escape artist Criss Angel will slip out of handcuffs, scamper to the roof of the Spyglass Motel and be whisked away by helicopter before the nine-story structure implodes.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 04:32:21 GMT

Resort To Fold Like Cards As Angel Scurries (The Tampa Tribune)
If all goes according to plan tonight, magician and escape artist Criss Angel will slip out of handcuffs, scamper to the roof of the Spyglass Resort and be whisked away by helicopter before the nine-story structure implodes.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 04:37:23 GMT

It's magic - times two - The Salinas Californian
Magicians never reveal their secrets, they said. "Our show lasts about 45 minutes, and we do about 10 magic tricks," Jackie said. Wearing black skirts and ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:11:12 GMT

Born to be a magician - Aurora News Register
JT Wetherington is only 13 years old, but he's got a few tricks up his sleeve. They're not the mischievous kind that most boys his age might be playing. Rather, they're mind-boggling expositions of magic that keep people guessing. And that's ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:36:00 GMT

Quick view: 'Criss Angel: Mindfreak' - Newsday
His stunt He is going to flee the building moments before it is blown up - if all goes well. If the stunt succeeds, he says, it will be his final ...
Publ.Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 07:06:20 GMT

Boaters won't have close look at illusionist stunt
CLEARWATER - Boaters hoping to watch tonight's demolition of a beachfront hotel - and whether TV illusionist Criss Angel escapes the imploding building alive - will have to bring a pair of binoculars.
Publ.Date: Bradenton Herald - Jul 30 12:22 PM

Weather May Hamper Angel's Escape From Implosion
Thunderstorms that have been rumbling over the beach this afternoon could cause problems for Criss Angel's escape attempt from a beach motel scheduled for demolition just before 11 p.m.
Publ.Date: The Tampa Tribune - Jul 30 1:45 PM

Hundreds Of Fans On Beach Waiting For Their Angel
They were expecting thousands but by 6 p.m. only about 200 brave water-soaked fans were staking out spots on the beach to get a view of magician Criss Angel's attempt to escape an imploding nine-story Spyglass Resort.
Publ.Date: The Tampa Tribune - Wed, 30 Jul 2008

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CLEARWATER (Bay News 9) -- Illusionist Criss Angel successfully escaped the Spyglass Resort before it imploded Wednesday night.
Publ.Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 -- Bay News 9 Tampa Bay

The great escape
When the Spyglass Hotel imploded into a pile of smoke and rubble, it appeared Criss Angel was still in the building. But then he appeared on the ground, covered in dust, but safe and sound. See video from the ground here.
Publ.Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 --FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Have a great time while helping a worthy cause - Thousand Oaks Acorn
When was the last time that you, your family and friends did something fun that also benefited a worthy cause? It's something relatively inexpensive, suitable for all ages and is close to home, not in downtown L.A., Hollywood or Las Vegas. It may ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:54:00 GMT

Soundtrack Review: Death Defying Acts - Monsters and Critics
"Death Defying Acts," directed by Australian Gillian Armstrong ("My Brilliant Career") stars Guy Pearce ("Memento") as magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Scottish psychic Mary McGarvie. The film takes place in 1926 ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:11:00 GMT

Clearwater glows in Criss Angel's magic -
According to overnight numbers supplied by A&E, 2.2-million viewers watched illusionist Criss Angel's daring escape from the imploding Spyglass hotel on his ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 04:41:25 GMT

Magician donates tickets to children for upcoming show (Moorpark Acorn)
Jason Latimer, master magician and illusionist, has invited as his guests more than 150 children from local support organizations for his Magic Extravaganza at 7 p.m., Sun., Aug. 10 at the Fred Kavli Theater in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 03:19:17 GMT

71st annual Abbott Get Together - Sturgis Journal
Approximately 1000 magicians and their families along with the 1200 residents will be turning the Village of Colon into the Magic ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Jul 2008 08:53:30 GMT

Explosion, with a twist - St. Petersburg Times
CLEARWATER -- Las Vegas illusionist Criss Angel pulled off an elaborate escape from a beach hotel moments before its demolition Wednesday night, first scaring, and then pleasing, thousands of fans on hand. The stunt, televised live internationally ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:55:00 GMT

Magician Cosentino talks about his own brand of magic -
HARD to believe when you see him on stage, but rising star magician Cosentino was one of the quiet ones at school, at least until he discovered his own brand of magic. Paul Cosentino was the 12-year-old misfit who was no good at football. Quiet, self ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 07:41:00 GMT

The sweet spell of a successful magician - Arlington Heights Post
You may think your eyes are deceiving you when you see a magic trick. Magician Jeff Bibik will tell how magicians fool all the senses during "Magic and the 5 Senses," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Jul 2008 07:35:00 GMT

Spoiler Alert: Criss Angel's 'Escape' Revealed - MyFox Spokane
Expectations were high when illusionist Criss Angel announced that he would use the implosion of a Clearwater Beach, Fla., hotel as a platform for his ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 17:54:18 GMT

Criss Angel Escapes Imploding Hotel -
Illusionist Criss Angel succeeded in his latest live stunt. He just didn't quite do it in the way he had planned. The escape, which was broadcast live in...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 14:52:06 GMT

Magic on the Tahoe Gal Aug. 11 -
Bill is an active member of the Society of American Magicians and the Inter-National Brotherhood of Magicians . Cruise the Tahoe Gal on beautiful Lake Tahoe ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 15:18:31 GMT

AMC conjures more dramas - Variety
Wayne AMC is expanding its development slate, adding drama projects about diamond dealers and a mysterious magician to the roster. "Carter Beats the Devil," penned by Wesley Strick ("Mission: Impossible 2"), is based on the fanciful novel about 1920s ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 02 Aug 2008 02:03:00 GMT

Magician kicks off Ashby (Townsend Times)
Correspondent ASHBY -- "Aawww, Mi-ike!" The school-age audience and their parents sounded tentative.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:56:38 GMT

Calon Launches Truly Magical Animation At Cartoon Forum - Animation World Network
Designed to appeal to boys and girls ages 6 to 9, ABERCADABRA is set in the most magical town in Wales and features a group of young magicians called The ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2008 23:38:55 GMT

Basic Tips on How to Learn Magic Tricks by Yourself (Turks.US)
Well I think that the Magic community has been receiving big ups from the people and crowd. More and more are relating to the idea and there are even some who wants to take the magician path.
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Jul 2008 22:54:00 GMT

News > Making A Buzz (Queens Courier)
"Magic & Mystery with Magician, Mentalist & Escape Artist Michael Lee" will take place at 2 p.m. at the Jackson Heights Library on Saturday, August 2.
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:41:50 GMT

Criss Angel escapes an imploding hotel -- but not as expected - St. Petersburg Times
When picking a lock fails, Criss Angel kicks in a window. CLEARWATER -- Las Vegas illusionist Criss Angel pulled off an elaborate escape from a beach hotel moments before its demolition Wednesday night, first scaring, and then pleasing, tens of ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:55:00 GMT

The Edinburgh Fringe 2008 Show #2 - Lucky Charms and Games of Chance
Finally, Guy Hollingworth is one of the greatest close-up magicians Britian has produced. many years ago, he had a rough and ready show at edinburgh called ‘Expert at the Card Table.’ It’s now back, with Neil Patrick Harris directing a fascinating look into the world both of magic, and of cheating.
Publ.Date : Sat, 02 Aug 2008

POI: Persons of Interest -- The Amazing Kreskin, Interview - Monsters and Critics
The project is titled, "POI: Persons of Interest," and follows the work of Kreskin as he assists law enforcement in gathering information that may solve open missing-persons or criminal cases. Once a staple on late-night television with the late ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 02 Aug 2008 20:40:00 GMT

Macabre miracles - Ottawa Citizen
the southern Bahamas in 2006, has been keeping a low profile recently, having passed the magician's wand to the likes of David Blaine and Criss Angel. ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 02 Aug 2008 07:10:25 GMT

How magicians control your mind - Boston Globe
In September of 1856, in the face of a growing rebellion, Napoleon III dispatched Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin to Algeria. Robert-Houdin was not a general, nor a diplomat. He was a magician - the father, by most accounts, of modern magic. (A promising ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Aug 2008 16:07:00 GMT

Prepare to be amazed - Boston Globe
Magic loses much of its magic when it is described. Here are a few places to find demonstrations of the way it plays with perception, as well as a couple of examples of the cognitive blind spots that enable it. The magician Apollo Robbins gave a talk ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Aug 2008 07:17:00 GMT

It's a secret life that is interesting to read about - Westerly Sun
Remember that goofy trick your Uncle Ralph did, where he pulled a nickel from your ear? Or the one where he pulled his thumb apart? Remember "got your nose" and pick a card, any card? Guess which hand has the candy, and wanting to kill your little ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Aug 2008 15:38:00 GMT


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