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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 20-26, 2008-
Earl "Presto" Johnson performing at his nursing homePictured is Earl "Presto" Johnson performing at his nursing home during a show which was organized by IBM Ring 26 on October 19. Ring members who joined Presto on the bill included Ted Lee, Rene Clement, Doug Edwards, Frank Reyes, Peter Bernardini, Jerry Wiesenberg, Jim Stranges, and Matae Khristov. Presto who got his big break in the 1940s performing at the famed Hubert's Dime Museum in Times Square parlayed his expert comedy and manipulative skills into a very long and successful career performing at every conceivable venue. (10/25/08: Photo by Rene Clement).

Criss Angel reaches for a new magical realm - Salt Lake Tribune
Preview -- Before dying on Halloween in 1926, Harry Houdini became a legend as an escape artist, illusionist and debunker of phony psychics and spiritualists. He set the standard, even for modern illusionists such as Criss Angel, who has studied ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 Oct 2008 00:53:00 GMT

Largo magician offers a break from reality - St. Petersburg Times
Mark Byrne, the reigning champion of the Tampa Bay Magic Club's annual competition and owner of the entertainment company Funny Money Productions, performs magic tricks in the back of Lenny's Restaurant in Clearwater last week. If you bump into ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Oct 2008 21:08:00 GMT

Voila! Award isn't illusion for magician (The Oklahoman)
Things are never quite what they seem around Rob Lake. That's just the way he likes it. Lake's life of illusion began years ago when a 10-year-old Norman boy, Robert William Calonkey, visited Branson, Mo., with his family. He attended a show by magician Kirby VanBurch and was so impressed, the boy stood in line to get an autograph. He told the performer, "Now I want to be a magician." The boy ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:06:41 GMT

Schmaltz, schlock and something magical - Calgary Herald
Lights, smoke and, at the centre of it all, the man with perfect features and even perfecter hair, David Copperfield: The most successful magician in history. Call it schmaltz, call it schlock, call it something else in Yiddish, people flock to his ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:57:00 GMT

Student Gives Houdini Deadly Blow - Javno.hr
The student hit the magician at his own request in the stomach, but Houdini did not realise the blow would be fatal to him. which he invited a student from ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Oct 2008 05:53:24 GMT

Eric DeCamps Performs PURE MAGIC at the Metropolitan Room Starting ... - Broadway World
Voted Magician of the Year by The Society of American Magicians , DeCamps puts a contemporary spin on close-up conjuring in this intimate chamber magic show ...
Publ.Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:47:07 GMT

NORM: Believe it or not, Criss Angel's a hit - Las Vegas Review Journal
Criss Angel's $100 million Cirque du Soleil show opens on Halloween at the Luxor. Days away from the Halloween launch of Cirque du Soleil's $100 million gamble on magic, Criss Angel is convinced he has a monster hit. That's not just his confidence ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Oct 2008 09:03:00 GMT

Magician Mixes Magic Into Yamboree Luncheon - Tyler Morning Telegraph
GILMER -- Magician David Hira showed an audience of hundreds at the 71st annual East Texas Yamboree's All-Service Club Luncheon Thursday why he has performed internationally -- including for President and Mrs. Bush. Hira, of Cedar Hill, amused and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:52:00 GMT

It's a Sin to be Boring - ChristianNewsWire
MEDIA ADVISORY, October 22 / Christian Newswire / -- While TV magicians David Blaine and Chris Angel are wowing viewers with "street magic." Danny Ray performs his eye-popping impossible-looking sleight of hand for, believe it or not...church groups ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:56:00 GMT

REAPPEARING: Local magician trying Houdini's escape from a milk can filled with water (Portage Daily Register)
He has escaped a watery grave many times, but this was different for Tristan Christ. This container he found himself in was dark - black in every direction.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:58:50 GMT

The genuine magician - Corvallis Gazette-Times
Corvallis filmmaker debuts film about the late Albany illusionist Jerry Andrus "He was genuine, he was probably the most genuine person I think I've ever known," said Corvallis filmmaker Robert Neary, while reminiscing about his good friend ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:03:00 GMT

David Copperfield brings illusions to the Centre for Performing Arts - Georgia Straight
Wannabes like David Blaine and Criss Angel may be trying to grab the spotlight, but when it comes to great illusionists, David Copperfield has always been at the top of the heap. After all, this is the guy who made the Statue of Liberty disappear and ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Oct 2008 12:15:00 GMT

Magical memory: Alex Blome has a bag of tricks to take pride in (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Alex Blome is a magician of sorts. Not only can he make a rabbit appear out of thin air, but he can do the trick after being shown once. "I have a good memory, so it takes me one time for them to show it to me and ¦ I can basically do it," the eighth-grader said.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Oct 2008 06:10:29 GMT

Rome Observer - Spook Show at Capitol (Rome Observer)
ROME - Rome's Capitol Theatre, at 220 W. Dominick St., will continue its Capitol at 80 film series on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. with the presentation of a spook show in the style of the 1950s and 1960s.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:36:34 GMT

Illusions made to order - Calgary Herald
For those attending David Copperfield's magic show, banknotes aren't the only thing that'll vanish. The famous illusionist, commanding between $50 and $75 a ticket at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, says he'll make 13 Victorians "disappear" on Monday ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:49:00 GMT

People: Magic of living your dreams - New Straits Times
Lastly, I want to change the perception people have about local magicians . When you say "magician", the first image people have is of a guy in a cheap ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:57:18 GMT

David's Goliath-sized collection - The Province
David Copperfield is one of the world's leading illusionists and certainly one of the busiest. On the 2007 leg of his Art of Magic tour, he logged a staggering 500 shows. Talk about an appearing act. Yet even with that kind of relentless schedule, he ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:14:00 GMT

Criss Angel reaches for a new magical realm - Salt Lake Tribune
Before dying on Halloween in 1926, Harry Houdini became a legend as an escape artist, illusionist and debunker of phony psychics and spiritualists. He set the standard, even for modern illusionists such as Criss Angel, who has studied Houdini since ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Oct 2008 00:58:00 GMT

Photo: Abracadabra! (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Tacey Raulerson, 9, laughs while performing a card trick with magician Erick Olson at a friend's home in College Station on Friday. Tacey suffers from retinobla ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:34:48 GMT

Duck! It's David Copperfield - The Province
I really wished I hadn't sat in the front row at David Copperfield's "An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion" at the Vancouver Centre of Performing Arts.
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Oct 2008 18:39:00 GMT

This 'bizarre' Halloween Horror Nights magician likes a good scare (Orlando Sentinel)
Brian Brushwood has been practicing "bizarre magic" with shows on college campuses for nine years. On the side, he creates Web episodes of Scam School, which demonstrates crafty bar bets and other mind games. He's back in Orlando for Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights, this year as a headliner of a stage show. Brushwood talked with Sentinel reporter Dewayne Bevil about the gigs. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 26 Oct 2008 15:29:24 GMT

Author has some tricks up his sleeve (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Among the tricks 26-year-old magician Justin Meitz plans to do at the Fantasies in Chocolate event Nov. 1 is turn a $1 bill into a $100 bill. It could help shore up the economy, but more than anything else it will fit into the theme of the event, which is "The Magic of Chocolate."
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Oct 2008 05:23:49 GMT

Local Magicians Performing Live Onstage - WTAP-TV
Local magicians said when it's live, there's not a question whether or not camera work is controlling the illusion. Plus believe it or not you don't have to ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 26 Oct 2008 04:40:46 GMT

 

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