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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 27-November 2, 2008-

THIS WEEK IN MICHIGAN HISTORY: A great escape artist meets his death (Detroit Free Press)
Magician Harry Houdini engaged crowds throughout the world by freeing himself from straitjackets, handcuffs, chain, ropes and even jail cells. He was known as one of the world's greatest escape artists. But it was this month in 1926 that Houdini made his final appearance.
Publ.Date : Sun, 26 Oct 2008 07:30:50 GMT

CJ--The Twin Cities' most popular magician revealed (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Mr. Magic set to decapitate C.J. live on FOX 9 Thursday morning. Happy Halloween!
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Oct 2008 21:55:39 GMT

WWE Tricks & Treats For The Whole Family (
The WWE Superstars and Divas of SmackDown will put on a show full of intense thrills and some unique costumes in this family Halloween Fun event. The famous Masked Magician will make a special appearance and will surely have a trick up his sleeve.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Oct 2008 23:46:39 GMT

Gothic Illusionist Ron Fitzgerald Tests Your Mental Magic For ... -
Judyth Piazza chats with Ron Fitzgerald on The American Perspective Radio Program. Actor/Gothic Illusionist, Ron Fitzgerald is a strange man and the multi-talented Master of his Realm. Over the past 25 years he has worked in the Performing Arts ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:34:00 GMT

Dentist again stages Halloween magic show for community (Morris Daily Herald)
CHANNAHON - Many dentists would prefer to take a trick, rather than give a treat, on Halloween.
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:46:31 GMT

Copperfield works his magic on the fans - Edmonton Journal
David Copperfield has a warning for his fans: Your money isn't all he can make vanish. The famous illusionist says fans themselves will ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:05:00 GMT

Keith Barry Interview -
KB: It was a mixture of both, because I know a lot of magicians who are addicted to magic but yet they don't perform at all - just they perform pretty much ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:10:00 GMT

Magical Macomb - Macomb Daily Journal
"Right in the center was a poster for Howard Thurston, one of the most famous magicians from the 1920 and 30s. We never knew it, but that was an original ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Oct 2008 23:50:11 GMT

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Attends Unveiling of NEW Harry ... - Broadway World
This occurred exactly 25 years to the day that the famous magicians star was first unveiled. On October 24th, 2008, exactly 82 years after Harry Houdini's ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:03:35 GMT

Gunnarson plans Halloween car-wash stunt - Winnipeg Free Press
It sounds like a nightmare, or a scene from a horror movie – being chained to the roof of an SUV – spread eagle – and driven through an automatic car wash. It’s Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson’s latest stunt, which he bills as his ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:54:00 GMT

Powers behind illusion - Cairns Post
Having turned professional at 14, he became a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). So quickly had he learned from and impressed his ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:21:44 GMT

"Believe" two days from public debut (Las Vegas Sun)
Practice has made nearly perfect for magician Criss Angel.
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:09:51 GMT

Criss Angel, Holly Madison dating rumors swirl - Las Vegas Sun
While she says they're "just friends" and his rep insists they're not dating, Holly Madison and Criss Angel have done a pretty good job at fueling the rumor mill fires. Angel's rep has repeatedly denied the two are dating and Madison has ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:55:00 GMT

Magician mystifies students during show (Indiana Statesman)
Greta Fishback Magician Norman Ng began Tuesday's "The Norman Magic Experience" show in Dede I with a simple question. "Do you like money?" he asked to fire up the audience. One audience member then became outstandingly excited. "Please sir, keep your clothes on," Ng joked with the audience member.
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Oct 2008 04:52:47 GMT

Joel Hodgson talks about 'Mystery Science Theater's' cult status (The Toledo Blade)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 was spun out of the imagination of Joel Hodgson, a popular prop comic and magician in the mid-'80s who took his idea for a cheap TV show to a UHF station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., KTMA, in 1988. His idea was simple: riff on bad movies. The execution of his idea was even simpler: a man (Hodgson) and his two robot pals, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, watch the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:17:11 GMT

Magic workshop soon in Davao - Sun.Star
"There are a lot of potential magicians in Davao, but the basic foundation is not that established," Infiesto said. "When I have shows abroad, ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:25:09 GMT

Workshop, show reveal how 'mentalists' work their magic - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Everybody loves magic, and the thrill of succumbing to a well-executed illusion. It's OK to be fooled. Just make sure you're aware that you're being fooled, says magician and "mentalist" Jamy Ian Swiss. Swiss, who calls himself "the honest liar ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 04:06:00 GMT

Slipping the bonds of death - Newark Star-Ledger
Harry Houdini escaped from countless handcuffs, once with a possible assist by a wife who slipped a key into his mouth as she kissed him. He escaped from an oversized milk can that was locked inside a wooden chest, and from his famed Chinese Water ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 04:41:00 GMT

Criss Angel's Strip debut, Paris Hilton's latest video - Las Vegas Sun
Criss Angel with Lucky the Rabbit. * Thousands of Criss Angel "loyals" and fans are expected to jam-pack the Luxor on Friday as the world's media gathers with showbiz stars from Vegas and across the country for the glittering gala premiere of ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:54:00 GMT

Cirque du Soleil and Luxor celebrate the gala premiere of CRISS ANGEL Believe The black carpet premiere of the new Cirque du Soleil show CRISS ANGEL Believe was timed to mark the anniversary of the passing of legendary magician and escape artist ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2008 03:57:00 GMT

Angel hopes to bless cursed magic show in Vegas - Chicago Sun-Times
LAS VEGAS -- Magician-escape artist Criss Angel hopes he can work a whole lot of magic Halloween night here at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. That's because it's the official opening of his long-awaited and controversy-plagued magic extravaganza ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:16:00 GMT

Magician, Miss Tennessee bring anti-drug message to school (The Jackson Sun)
Bemis Intermediate sixth-grader Terry Springfield didn't mind a little teasing from comedian and magician Stephen Bargatze Thursday morning.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:31:58 GMT

Other Vegas magicians backing Angel’s ‘Believe’ - Las Vegas Sun
The city’s magicians are coming out to support Las Vegas’ resident bad-boy illusionist Criss Angel as his Cirque du Soleil show prepares ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 08:38:42 GMT

Dynamic FX becomes - Event Magazine
ames Freedman, Director of Magicians As well as magical entertainment, also delivers magic presentations, branded magic, ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:01:49 GMT

Local magicians share their magical upbringings on National Magic Day - The Express Times -
For magicians around the country, it's the final day of National Magic Week, when magicians are encouraged to promote the art of magic in their communities. ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 04:20:35 GMT

Illusion is elusive in Angel's "Believe" - Las Vegas Sun
Cirque du Soleil spent a reported $100 million on "Criss Angel: Believe" and signed the magician to a 10-year run in the specially built theater at the Luxor. No wonder. That -- among its many, more obvious failings -- is the fatal flaw at the ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2008 13:08:00 GMT

SHOW REVIEW: "Criss Angel Believe" - Las Vegas Review Journal
Midway through his new show, Criss Angel turns and asks his audience the night's big question: "Are you still there?" He probably meant it as, are the fans he made with his slam-bang "Mindfreak" stunt-magic hanging on for this new career left turn; a ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2008 08:58:00 GMT

'Criss Angel: Believe' - Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Las Vegas -- If Criss Angel were blindfolded, straitjacketed, run over by a steamroller, locked in a steel box and dumped from a helicopter into the Pacific Ocean, he still might be easier to salvage from disaster than "Criss Angel ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 02 Nov 2008 22:54:00 GMT

Reporter turns scaredy-cat when handed leash of magic show tiger (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Reporter Corey Levitan attempts to walk a white tiger named Sabrina, one of magician Dirk Arthur's 13 big cats. Photos by John Gurzinski. Dirk Arthur, left, tries unsuccessfully to ease Levitan's nerves before putting the reporter's nonexistent tiger-handling skills to the test.
Publ.Date : Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:10:37 GMT

Young magician wins Cromer talent show - Eastern Daily Press
A teenage magician is the pride of the county after he won the Norfolk Search for a Star talent contest at Cromer Pier last night. Luke Cook dazzled the judges with his mind boggling sleight of hand tricks and cunning tricks as he beat off 11 other ...
Publ.Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 08:13:00 GMT

Magician Curtis Lovell performs escape for Grand Terrace Halloween ... - Riverside Press Enterprise
Last Halloween the folks in Grand Terrace pulled a rabbit out of a hat. This Halloween they pulled an escape artist out of a coffin. At least they were prepared to. Story continues below Matt Brabant / The Press-Enterprise Long Beach escape artist ...
Publ.Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 15:24:00 GMT


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