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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 16-22, 2009-
David SandyPictured is David Sandy during a recent visit to the Carnival Valor Cruise Ship where he met with the staff to coordinate the shows and events that will be part of "Magic Cruise 2009" that will take place on May 3-10 and will feature John Carney, Jeff McBride, Kerry Pollock, Tina Lenert, Dave Kaplan, Mike Caveney, John Shryock & MariLynn, Les Arnold & Dazzle, Jon Armstrong and more. Sandy also managed to extend the registration deadline at the special group rate until March 2. For more information click: HERE.
(2/16/09: A David Sandy Photo).

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee strip off to recreate the Beckhams ... - Daily Mail
When unflattering pictures of his wife in a bikini appeared in the newspapers, Paul Daniels leapt to her defence, saying she looked better than Madonna. And judging from the couple's latest pose, the 70-year-old magician has just as high an opinion ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:02:00 GMT

Magic pair as Posh and Becks - The Sun
HANNAH Montana star forgets song after private jet jaunt to do Ant and Dec gig Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee have been transformed into Posh and Becks for a raunchy photo shoot which replicates the couple's Armani ad. Debbie, 50, told ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:25:00 GMT

2/20-21: David Copperfield to perform at ASU Gammage -
David Copperfield is known for making things disappear. Big things. Like the Statue of Liberty and jets. The magician brings his show to Tempe this week in "An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion." The show, which is about making dreams in life become ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:59:00 GMT

That disappearing act (China Daily)
Given the dismal economy and flattened wallets, not many would consider spending money on a hobby. But magician Liu Qian's mind-blowing performance at the 2009 CCTV Spring Festival gala has set off many on a quest to learn a trick or two.
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:32:24 GMT

Weaving a magical path through time - China Daily
In 108 BC, Liu Che, emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, gathered more than a hundred acrobats and magicians in the imperial palace and hosted the biggest ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:45:33 GMT

China's outstanding wizards (China Daily)
A master who was the first true Oriental magician to achieve world fame. He is credited with inventing the magic can called Foo Can and is also said to be the inspiration for many other magicians.
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:53:04 GMT

A little magic can go a long way (Hastings Today)
Magician Richie Austin will be baffling people at the White Rock Theatre next week when he holds a special charity show to help sick children. (13/02/2009 13:01:00)
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:17:01 GMT

Postal stamp on magician Sorcar by 2009-end -
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The central government will release a postal stamp on famous magician P.C. Sorcar (Senior) by the end of this year, an official said Tuesday. “Sorcar was a legendary magician and I had been thinking for long if something can ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:12:00 GMT

Passion for magic | By Sarah Bultema Loveland Reporter-Herald (Loveland Reporter-Herald)
The props are simple. A few billiard balls or a deck of cards. Maybe a string, ring or a shiny coin. But add a talented magician and a pinch of magic, and these everyday items can bring wonder and amazement to everyone watching. "People are always fascinated by (magic)," said Hudson Grotzinger, a retired magician. He would know. At 84 years old, the Lovelander has practiced and ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:47:51 GMT

Cashetta: Drag's new Vegas queen - Las Vegas Sun
Scott Weston, 38, aka Cashetta, will perform a magic-comedy show at Krave nightclub, the only drag show on the Strip after the recent closings of "La Cage" and "Lucky Cheng's." Cashetta comes from New York by way of clubs in Europe and the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:46:00 GMT

Britney Spears Gets Magical for Tour Comeback - Teen Music
Britney Spears has hired the services of an illusionist to make sure her comeback concerts next month really are magic. The pop star has been working with top TV magician Ed Alonzo - and she'll have a few tricks up her sleeve, literally. Alonzo tells ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2009 21:08:00 GMT

Campus character: Student magician - Michigan Daily
To a 10-year-old, magic tricks are fleeting wonders: sleight of hand and mind tricks appearing intermittently at birthday parties or during encounters with funny uncles. But by the time he was 10, LSA freshman Alan Smola wasn’t just marveling at ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:56:00 GMT

Magical twist on rehabilitation therapy (Columbia Missourian)
COLUMBIA -- "Sneaking therapy through the back door" is how magician Kevin Spencer describes his outreach program, "Healing of Magic." Paper clips and rubber bands are a far stretch from rabbits and top hats, but they prove more effective in the world of therapy. Spencer, known for his "Theatre of Illusion," which he will present Thursday as part of the University Concert Series, brought his ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:40:29 GMT

The Truth In Illusions (Forbes)
Tricking the brain with magic and illusions can help us learn how the human mind works.
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:08:02 GMT

Magician Liu Qian sparks nationwide heat in learning magic - Xinhua
But magician Liu Qian's mind-blowing performance at the 2009 CCTV Spring Festival gala has set off many on a quest to learn a trick or two.
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:17:25 GMT

Teaching the ancient art of magic - Florida Weekly
After all, he is Terry "The Trickster" Harris, a member of the Society of American Magicians (founded by Harry Houdini in 1906). ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2009 04:52:10 GMT

David Copperfield: staying ahead of the technomagic curve - what's up
David Copperfield is arguably one of the best know magicians , if not the best, in the world. According to his biography he's the seventh ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:56:21 GMT

Kozak's Ultimate Illusion - Atlantic City Weekly
For his next trick, Kozak the Magician will attempt the impossible -- conjuring an audience out of thin air. Fresh off a six-year run in The World's Greatest Magic Show in Las Vegas, illusionist Paul Kozak is hoping ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2009 23:09:00 GMT

He's putting his magic to the test in an off-hours show (The Record)
For his next trick, Kozak the Magician will attempt the impossible -- conjuring an audience out of thin air. Fresh off a six-year run in "The World's Greatest Magic Show" in Las Vegas, illusionist Paul Kozak is hoping to plant the same roots on the beach that he did in the desert.
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:58:47 GMT

John Gabriel will perform his magic in San Bernardino (The Press-Enterprise)
There's a lot more to John Gabriel than meets the eye. In fact, it's his job to make sure you don't see half of what he's doing.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Feb 2009 04:11:51 GMT

Making people scream -
"Instead of saying tricks, we (magicians) say effect," Womack explains. "The effect, I guess you could say, is the final 'wow' factor of the trick." He gets ideas for certain effects from magic books, then incorporates those effects with others to ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Feb 2009 23:50:27 GMT

The tricksters of Tokyo's magic subculture - Ninemsn
Australia Most are operated by owner -- magicians and all offer shows for a few thousand yen per customer. Issey Maya is one of Tokyo's most respected magicians and produced five television specials for superstar illusionist Cyril Takayama. ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Feb 2009 03:27:18 GMT

Moreno Valley magician lives for 'moment of astonishment' on audience ... - Riverside Press Enterprise
When he was 14 years old, Moreno Valley resident Nathan Gibson watched as a friend performed an inexplicable magic trick. He asked nicely how it was done, then demanded an answer. Weeks passed and the friend wouldn't break his silence. Gibson knew ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2009 23:59:00 GMT

Magic and illusion show to visit Moravia next Friday (The Daily Iowegian)
On Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. magician and illusionist Keith West will be performing a full magic and illusions show to help raise money for the Moravia After Prom celebration. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and West will be performing a 45 minute pre show as well.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:57:22 GMT

Poof, Its Britney Spears (Undercover)
Britney Spears has added a magician to her Circus act. The Womanizer singer has hired TV illusionist Ed Alonzo in the hope he'll add some flair and pizazz to her tour, titled 'The Circus Starring Britney Spears'.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Feb 2009 23:25:27 GMT

Illusionist tries to build on Vegas success (Courier-Post)
For his next trick, Kozak the Magician will attempt the impossible -- conjuring an audience out of thin air.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:22:44 GMT

Magician holds children captive - Union-News & Sunday Republican
SPRINGFIELD - School vacation blues were nowhere to be found on Thursday during a lively workshop on magic at the city's Drama Studio. Richard A. MacGovern, an amateur magician, entertained nine school-age children with a variety of magic tricks and ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:24:00 GMT

The triXter: Teen wows pizza place patrons with card tricks -
Since late January, CiCi's pizza cutter, Matt Womack, 17, has added magician to his job title. He's impressed CiCi's patrons Monday nights as part of the restaurant's Family Night. Kids eat for 99 cents and get to enjoy some magic -- mostly ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Feb 2009 17:42:00 GMT

Making Magic in Paris - International Herald Tribune
France For my birthday this year, my wife got creative and gave me a gift certificate for a private lesson with one of the magicians at Le Double Fond (The False Bottom), a café-théâtre in the fourth arrondissement. We’ve been to the café often because it’s ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:03:03 GMT

Magician battles poverty, oblivion - Times of India
KOLKATA: For nearly two decades since 1954, this magician was a popular name at famous city joints like Great Eastern's Maxim, Lido Room of the erstwhile Firpo's, Spencer's, Trincas and the Grand Hotel. But today, even hand to mouth would seem to be ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Feb 2009 03:44:00 GMT


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