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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 5-11, 2009-

Sleight of hand (The Star)
LOOKING mysterious in his purple tailcoat, Wong Yi Pei is a tad nervous as our camera starts to roll. The music playing in the background evokes a sense of suspense and the young magician starts his performance.
Publ.Date : Sun, 04 Jan 2009 22:44:12 GMT

'Annals of Gullibility: Why We Are Duped and How to Avoid It' - Wall Street Journal
There is a long tradition, in most Western countries, of gulling the public through novel entertainments that are either blatantly phony or else hyped way more than they deserve. The magician and conjuring historian Ricky Jay (2001) has described ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 01 Jan 2009 23:59:00 GMT

Magician dazzles with crate escape - Northwest Herald
Jesse Reign is lowered into a crate with the help from members of the Wonder Lake Fire Department on Friday. Reign's fiery escape act was a warm-up before the fireworks at Wonder Lake's Fourth of July celebration.
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Jan 2009 14:25:00 GMT

Magic coming to Midland - The Newark Advocate
He has consulted with and designed effects for himself and other magicians and holds a degree in media and communications.
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Jan 2009 20:36:08 GMT

Theater/Magic Review (LA): Millennium Magic IX at Theatre West (Blogcritics.org)
Zabrecky presents a bizarre and funny magic show for the holidays. Christmas can be a magical season, so what could be more appropriate than seeing a magic show? For the last nine holiday seasons, Theatre West has put on a weekend of magic, and this year was no exception. Rob Zabrecky, who has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "an institution on LA's magic scene," put together the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Jan 2009 23:40:33 GMT

Saratoga magician wowing audiences with tricks - San Jose Mercury News
With short, dark hair and a trimmed goatee, the 29-year-old Saratoga resident could pass for one of the new-age magicians seen on TV. ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:08:28 GMT

ATI helps fill the pipeline at MyNet - Hollywood Reporter
Following ATI's four "Masters of Illusion" specials for the net last season, the franchise featuring magicians performing in front of a live audience ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Jan 2009 04:26:32 GMT

'Timeless Magic' Award-winning magician will appear again at Oddfellow - SunJournal.com
Only one magician has ever successfully discovered the answer: George Saterial. And he will perform at 7:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 17, at Oddfellow Theater. ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Jan 2009 10:08:28 GMT

Toy makers try to conjure buyers as demand disappears (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A spiky-haired magician, who called himself "The Joker", baffled the few onlookers who passed by his stall by turning three red balls into a big foam cube.
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:28:38 GMT

Getting people to laugh is one of magician's tricks - The Columbus Dispatch
Like most magicians, Stephen Knight works some laughs into his routine. "The comedy in my act is more situational comedy than jokes," Knight said recently. "Anytime you get a spectator up onstage and do magic with them, their reactions to various ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:45:00 GMT

Rising magician to perform at Buskirk - Indiana Daily Student
Harris is an up-and-coming young magician , and North Central Church of Christ has invited him to Bloomington to put on his act, which features traditional ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Jan 2009 05:23:31 GMT

Over 100 vintage magician's and convention program - Auction Central News
[Programs] Over 100 vintage magician's and convention programs, etc., 1910's to 1960s. Some of the magicians represented are Houdini (1926 Chicago SAM ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:45:27 GMT

Magician to come to town for fundraiser - Kentucky New Era
Magician and illusionist Justin Chandler is ready to do something that perhaps has never been done in Hopkinsville before -- he's going to make it snow in the Alhambra Theatre. On Jan. 16, Chandler said he plans to make his show's debut in ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Jan 2009 22:52:00 GMT

Magic of books (Carroll County Times)
Third-grader Kyle Rhine didn't get upset when magician Joe Romano appeared to burn his left shoe in a box, transforming it into a pile of burnt rubber and soot on stage at William Winchester Elementary School in Westminster.
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Jan 2009 05:04:42 GMT

Help! My Business Sucks! (Small Business Computing)
Meet Andrew Lock, a most-unusual marketing entrepreneur and the creative genius behind Help! My Business Sucks, a Web TV show that helps small businesses stand out from the crowd.
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:35:23 GMT

Give 'Em Hill: Nothing up my sleeve - Inside Bay Area
Yes, I got a rare behind-the-scenes treat Tuesday night, learning some tricks of the trade as I sat in on a lecture and demonstration of magic for magicians ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Jan 2009 03:41:55 GMT

Famous magician casts spell in City - Viet Nam News
HCM CITY -- After earning accolades from all over the world for several decades, the king of Vietnamese magicians returns to his homeland to celebrate two ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Jan 2009 07:51:20 GMT

Give 'Em Hill: 97-year-old magician has many tricks up his sleeve - Contra Costa Times
I recently learned the secret of slicing a guy's head off with a rusty buzz saw and theatrical flair, tossing it in the audience like a beach ball at a Grateful Dead concert and — as if by magic — reattaching it and sending him on his way as ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:03:00 GMT

The Magic of Charles’ - Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT — The magic word for the day was “chicken.” Kids in the after-school program at Watson Elementary learned fun stuff Friday afternoon when “The Magic of Charles” rolled into town. “The Magic of Charles,” also known as Charles ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:13:00 GMT

Ali Bongo unmasks the magic way to conjure up a profit - Daily Mail
Ali Bongo, 79, is president of The Magic Circle, the international club for professional magicians founded in 1905 and based in a magnificent HQ in London's ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:06:51 GMT

Industry buzz (San Francisco Chronicle)
The life of a 'mechanic': Chazz Palminteri's new movie, "Yonkers Joe," tells the story of a blue-collar craps player, so it seems perfectly apt that financing for the movie depended, literally, on a roll of the dice. Writer-director Robert Celestino explains....
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Jan 2009 08:22:18 GMT

An Afternoon of Magic... - Livingston Daily
Moorehouse is a past president of the Society of American Magicians (Houdini was the group's first president), and has performed in England, Germany, Japan, ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:08:36 GMT

 

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