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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 15-21, 2008-

Magic World reappears - Ft. Washington Montgomery Newspapers
With televised magic shows, celebrity magicians and street magic, magic acts remain popular, he said. "I don't just cater to the professionals," Brasch said ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:52:05 GMT

Fans left tickled by Ken's long show (Express and Star)
Veteran comedian Ken Dodd pulled off another of his legendary marathon shows before a packed Civic Hall in Wolverhampton. The 81-year-old came on stage at 7pm and did not leave until 10 past midnight, stopping to shake hands with fans at the end.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Dec 2008 11:39:12 GMT

Volunteers work their magic for sick kids (Chicago Sun-Times)
Amid the sporadic beeps of monitors and the sterile smells of Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park, an 11-year-old patient, Gina Bacarella, raised her IV-riddled hand and repeated back the words of a mysterious bedside character, "I promise -- not to reveal -- any magic secrets -- as a magician."
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:04:20 GMT

Kozak the Magician debuts at Comedy Stop on Christmas Day - (press release)
Kozak the Magician opens with 6pm show on Xmas Day at Comedy Stop in Tropicana Casino in AC. Kozak the Magician considered by many to be one of the best ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Dec 2008 15:20:04 GMT

'Criss Angel Believe' leaves skeptics skeptical (Los Angeles Times)
Skeptics group posts yet another scathing review of magician's Vegas show.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Dec 2008 20:11:50 GMT

Success isn't an illusion (The Iola Register)
Everyone in Iola knows magician Mark Toland, or so it would seem from the crowds that have packed his annual Christmas performances at the Iola Community Warehouse Theatre. This year, to accommodate the expected crowds, an additional show has been added. As ever, all performances are free.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:20:12 GMT Launch Party - Londonlaunch hosted a party for clients and friends on Monday 24 November to celebrate the recent announcement of the company's new name and identity. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2008 18:10:20 GMT

Magic acts take stage for CASA - Evansville Courier & Press
That's the notion behind Magic Cares, a benefit show five stage magicians from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee will present in The Victory, Sunday. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:36:37 GMT

Matt the Magician will perform Dec. 30 (Cortez Journal)
Come see Matt the Magician at the Cortez Public Library at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Cortez Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:05:54 GMT

Collector seeks rare Houdini handcuffs from Saginaw -
A rare pair of Saginaw-made handcuffs that famed escape artist Harry Houdini used more than 80 years ago have long since pulled a disappearing act, but a Minnesota collector hopes a Saginaw News reader holds the key. John W. Bushey, 46, of Duluth ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Dec 2008 15:45:00 GMT

Criss Angel, Holly Madison embark on Disney getaway - Las Vegas Sun
Criss and Holly. Criss Angel has already said Holly Madison has made him the luckiest man on earth; today she's introducing him to the "happiest place on earth." Madison may have to trade her Playboy bunny ears for a set of Minnie-like mouse ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Dec 2008 21:25:00 GMT

Council produces magician out of a pub to help stop rip-offs (BBC News)
A London council enlists a teenage magician to try to stop shoppers being ripped off by "street gamblers".
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Dec 2008 09:49:58 GMT

Charlie Green to perform in 1st major magic show in RP - ABS-CBN
Filipino magicians, along with child singer Charlie Green, are set to perform in the first major mainstream magic show in the Philippines on December 27 at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan. A ventriloquist, a corporate magician, card ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2008 04:48:00 GMT

Rs 10,000 award announced for outstanding magician (New Kerala)
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18: As part of encouraging magicians in the state, the Kerala Magic Academy here has announced an award for magician who had contributed for the gross development and popularity of the art.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2008 18:54:14 GMT

A magic performer (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
"Just pick a card from the deck," he says. "Any card, it doesn't matter. OK, take a look at it, as long as it's not the 10 of clubs." It is. Magician ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2008 21:51:00 GMT

David Copperfield Assistant Rushed to Hospital During Las Vegas Show (US Weekly)
One of David Copperfield's magician's assistants was rushed to the hospital with a severe injury during the finale performance of his MGM Grand Las Vegas show Wednesday, a rep for Copperfield tells "During an illusion where David attempts to walk through the rotating blades of a 12-foot high industrial fan, the fan and its platform were being rotated by one of David's illusion ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2008 23:32:10 GMT

Copperfield assistant recovering from injuries suffered during show (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
An assistant for magician David Copperfield was injured onstage in view of the audience during a Wednesday show, and now is recovering from surgery for multiple arm fractures and facial injuries.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:12:54 GMT

David Copperfield Trick Goes Wrong, Breaks Man's Arm - People
An employee of David Copperfield was hospitalized Wednesday with a broken arm after one of the illusionist's tricks went awry on stage. The unidentified employee was assisting Copperfield during the "fan illusion" and got his arm caught in the fan ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:55:00 GMT

Copperfield assistant injured on stage - San Jose Mercury News
LAS VEGAS -- A David Copperfield show in Las Vegas ended abruptly Wednesday after the illusionist's assistant was injured on stage during a trick involving a 12-foot industrial fan. The show's producer says the man, identified only as Brandon, was ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:55:00 GMT

Magician's assistant sucked into fan - ninemsn
Illusionist David Copperfield's assistant has been severely injured after he was sucked into a giant fan while on stage. A horrified audience at Copperfield's Las Vegas show witnessed the gruesome accident which left magician's aide Brendon in a ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2008 02:59:00 GMT

Set the stage for holiday magic - Raleigh News & Observer
OK, so write me off as a kook, but I believe in magic. I wish on the first star I see at night. If I see a penny on the ground, I pick it up for luck. And part of me still believes in the magic of Santa. What else could explain how the same man could ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2008 06:34:00 GMT

41 candles for Criss Angel - Las Vegas Sun
Criss Angel turns 41-years-old today and he'll celebrate the landmark tonight with his new girlfriend, Holly Madison. Forty-one isn't all that monumental of an age but it is interesting because Angel is now half the age of Madison's other high ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2008 18:52:00 GMT

Audience watches in horror as magician David Copperfield's assistant is sucked into vortex of fan during stage show (Daily Mail)
Illusionist David Copperfield's assistant was rushed to hospital on Wednesday night after suffering horrific injuries during a live show.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2008 15:48:10 GMT

Criss, Holly birthday bash makes for late night
If Criss Angel is over the hill, the 41-year-old magician still knows how to party. He and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Holly Madison, celebrated their birthdays Friday night at a combined birthday bash at LAX. The two were born four days and 12 years apart, Angel on Dec 19 and Madison on Dec. 23.
Publ.Date : Las Vegas Sun - Dec 20 4:41 PM

A crazy New Year's resolution for escape artist Curtis Lovell. - PR Inside
2008-12-21 19:26:21 - The man who has been buried alive, shackled and tossed into the Singapore River, locked in a box of water, cut Paris Hilton in half and called psychic John Edward out on his bluff -- Curtis Lovell announced today that his eyes ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2008 18:29:00 GMT

It's all about magic for the Fujimotos - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
A passion for magic runs in the family, with three generations of magicians continuing the family legacy, including their 4-year-old grandson, Zachary Kao, ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2008 11:40:56 GMT

Magic shop owner nabbed on drug charges
Narcotics detectives arrested the owner of a well-known Hicksville magic shop Saturday after they found he was up to some new tricks -- selling cocaine and marijuana at the store, Nassau County police said.
Publ.Date : Newsday - Dec 21 10:28 AM

Police: Drug Bust at Noted Long Island Magic Shop
A magic shop that helped inspire a young Criss Angel has recently been peddling drugs along with illusions, police said The Magic Shop in Hicksville, N.Y., was the scene of Saturday's arrest of owner Philip Piacentini and a woman who lives with him, Danielle Lazaroff. Police said the two repeatedly sold cocaine and marijuana to undercover officers at the store in the last five weeks.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2008 FOX 5 New York

Police: Drug Bust At Noted Long Island Magic Shop
Police say a Long Island magic shop that helped inspire a young Criss Angel has recently been peddling drugs along with illusions. Nassau County police searched The Magic Shop in Hicksville Saturday and arrested owner Philip Piacentini and a woman who lives with him, Danielle Lazaroff. Police say the two repeatedly sold cocaine and marijuana to undercover officers at the store in the last five ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2008 WCBS-TV New York


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