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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 3-9, 2008-

New Cirque show is magical (Nanaimo Daily News)
Friday wasn't just Halloween. It was also the anniversary of the death of master illusionist Harry Houdini and the official opening of the Cirque du Soleil's newest show, CRISS ANGEL Believe, starring magician Criss Angel, at the Luxor Resort in Las Vegas.
Publ.Date : Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:00:49 GMT

Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas Sun)
"We're having fun" is how "Mindfreak" magician Criss Angel and new Playboy gal pal Holly Madison explained their weekend string of dates after the premiere of his new Cirque du Soleil show, "Believe," at the Luxor.
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Nov 2008 02:22:40 GMT

Business Q&A: Magician keeps act fresh by always learning (The San Angelo Standard-Times)
Unlike famous magician Harry Houdini, Gary Kelton's name isn't recognized far and wide, but he has left an impression on San Angelo children and their parents for the past three decades.
Publ.Date : Mon, 03 Nov 2008 06:09:42 GMT

Magic club keeps the mystery alive - San Jose Mercury News
There is magic in the air when the Coastal Magicians Club meets at the Live Oak Senior Center. "We come from all walks of life, but we all love magic" said ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 02 Nov 2008 08:34:27 GMT

Tech-savvy sorceress heralds a magical revolution - Hindustan Times
Young, smart and urbane... Kruti Parekh is one of the new breed of magicians who are changing the way magic is understood in India. The 23-year-old illusionist from Mumbai, who performs shows all over the world, refers to them as ‘products’. She ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2008 19:28:00 GMT

Curators of the rising trend of ‘corporate magic’ - Hindustan Times
Framed posters of famed magicians on the walls, self-help books and videos on magic, myriad props and gifts on the shelves... their office is like a museum of magic. But the curators, Sumit and Rahul Kharbanda — hardly look like magicians. If Rahul ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2008 19:28:00 GMT

Magic pioneer cast his spell over world (Bridlington Today)
A PIONEERING Bridlington magician who wowed audiences around the world with his trickery has been remembered on the centenary of his birth. (30/10/2008)
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Nov 2008 06:12:52 GMT

5 Questions: Area magician answers questions about his craft - Cumberland County Sentinel
On Halloween in 1926, the legendary magician Harry Houdini died from inexplicable injuries that some claim were from a punch to the abdomen seven days before his death. Because of Houdini's legacy to the world of magicians, Oct. 31 -- Halloween ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:52:00 GMT

Disney bringing Mickey's Magic to the city - Nottingham Evening Post
MICKEY Mouse will be casting his magic wand over the Trent FM Arena next year when Disney returns to the venue with a brand new production. Mickey's Magic Show will feature buddies Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Daisy Duck and a host of world ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Nov 2008 16:47:00 GMT

Criss Angel, in a word: unbelievable - 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 : Mon, 03 Nov 2008 19:25:00 GMT

Tuesday - Magic variety show (Miami Herald)
GUY BAVLI, JEFF HOBSON The Magic Spotlight, a magic variety show, features Guy Bavli and Jeff Hobson with host Avi Frier. Bavli is renowned mentalist and was a finalist on NBC's Phenomenon. Hobson is a Las Vegas comedy magician.
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Nov 2008 19:46:08 GMT

David Copperfield (AskMen)
Why Is He Famous? Magician and illusionist David Copperfield is a media-savvy entertainer who has made his name through relentless touring and live performances, along with television specials featuring grand-scale illusions performed at well-known world landmarks such as the Great Wall of China.
Publ.Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 05:10:27 GMT

The magic of wit (The Daily Iowan)
For magician Derek Hughes, magic was no joke - until he decided to try his hand at standup. The two worked together well, combining to form an act that seamlessly integrates rapid-fire, energetic humor with the "how'd he do that?" entertainment of magic.
Publ.Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:46:17 GMT

The Eighth Gathering for (Martin) Gardner - Skeptical Inquirer
Because I had recently published some of my creations in a magic magazine, I got the attention of some of the New York magicians. They invited me to attend ...
Publ.Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 18:32:44 GMT

Mike Super -- a regular guy with a powerful passion for illusion -
I noticed that a lot of magicians didn't truly interact with their audiences. You just sat there and watched them move a big box around on stage. ...
Publ.Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:48:48 GMT

Going Mental (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Don't try this on YouTube, kids. Irish magician Keith Barry says people have paid a price for lack of originality when they tried to copy one of his signature stunts, a variation of the classic shell game.
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:22:45 GMT

Angel's early exit offends magician (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Early in Keith Barry 's hypnomagician show Wednesday at Planet Hollywood Resort, Criss Angel , Holly Madison and three members of their entourage stood up in the seventh row and began leaving.
Publ.Date : Sat, 08 Nov 2008 10:22:25 GMT

"Believe" crew still fine-tuning latest Cirque show (Las Vegas Sun)
Criss Angel may have partied ‘til the sun came up this past Saturday and taken the following day off to rest and recover, but when the magician returned to work the next day, it was time to get down to business.
Publ.Date : Sat, 08 Nov 2008 05:17:11 GMT

Tale of a Filipino magician -
Due to his persistent desire to learn, he volunteered to be an assistant to a magician for free. In return, he was taught how to be one ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Nov 2008 12:44:06 GMT

World of magic - Sun.Star
And that's what happened when magicians from all over Asia came to Davao last month to wield their magic. Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Thailand, ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 08 Nov 2008 16:50:04 GMT

Maryland Magician Conjures Up Parent Stimulus Package Helping Vanish ... -
David stated he really enjoys the corporate market and will continue to offer his quality services in this arena, but due to the economy's twist and turns of uncertainty he made the decision to re-open his doors to perform for children's events again ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Nov 2008 07:57:00 GMT

Magician to reveal headline predictions Nov. 7 at Hemmens - Arlington Heights Daily Herald
Bill Blagg III is a young magician on the rise (and we're not just saying that because he includes levitation as part of his act). Though Blagg is just 28, this native of Zion is making a name for himself with a series of effects that seemingly defy ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 05 Nov 2008 06:30:00 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 : Sun, 09 Nov 2008 12:07:12 GMT


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