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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 9-15, 2009-

Magician Ali Bongo dies aged 79 - Guardian Unlimited
Ali Bongo, the veteran magician and president of the Magic Circle, has died in hospital at the age of 79. The performer, whose real name was William Wallace, died at St Thomas' hospital in central London yesterday morning. Bongo was one of Britain's ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Mar 2009 11:20:00 GMT

Sir Michael Caine is struggling to play a character his own age. The 75-year-old actor plays a retired magician forced to go into a nursing home in 'Is Anybody There?' and is finding it hard to relate to the role. He said: "I don't think of me as an ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Mar 2009 15:59:00 GMT

Feds investigate claim of man's journey via crate - Syracuse Post-Standard
Joe Blum / The Post-Standard Wade Whitcomb, a Syracuse magician who performs under the name Wade Live, peeks out from the crate he shipped himself in from Savannah, New York to Las Vegas as a publicity stunt for the new social networking site ventma ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Mar 2009 21:35:00 GMT

Scientists study how magicians manipulate perception - Chicago Tribune
When a magicians pulls a coin out of thin air or changes the queen of diamonds to the jack of clubs with a snap of their finger, they create an illusion that thrills audiences young and old. But scientists are beginning to realize that magicians are ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:06:00 GMT

Feds: Magician's crate story was all smoke and mirrors - Syracuse Post-Standard
Joe Blum / The Post-Standard Wade Whitcomb, a North Syracuse magician who performs under the name Wade Live, peeks out from the crate he said he shipped himself in from Savannah, Wayne County, to Las Vegas as a publicity stunt for the new social ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:29:00 GMT

Magician Offers Curriculum-Based Magic Show (The Daily News Tribune)
Scott Jameson's magic show is less about pulling rabbits out of hats and more about children learning in unexpected ways. Jameson brought his show, Contact: The Magic of Communication, to MacArthur Elementary School yesterday. Video: Where is the huevo?
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:15:05 GMT

Student magician Cushner dazzles his peers - Tufts Daily
While sitting at a table near the Rez waiting for a magician to appear, it's hard to know what to expect. Eli Cushner entered the way a normal person would. He trotted up the stairs of the campus center and introduced himself. But after that, the whole ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:04:58 GMT

Is Criss Angel up to Lance Burton's old tricks? - Los Angeles Times
So, why would a magician striving to transform magic onstage want to buy another magician's used stage illusions? And, Lance Burton, no insult intended, is hardly a major innovator in illusions. Burton is among the most talented magicians in the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Mar 2009 15:54:30 GMT

Criss Angel's representative avoids question, attacks Buffet - Los Angeles Times
Angel has repeatedly promised to do a magic show that does not rely on the tried and true of old magicians . But instead of answering my question about if Angel plans to use these illusions, I was given a long lecture about who owned the illusions. ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:13:32 GMT

Warren & Annabelle's featuring guest performers in March - Haleakala Times
Several times a year, Warren & Annabelle's brings in some of the most entertaining close-up and comic magicians in the country. "As we're approaching ten years in business next month, we want our guests to know they're going to see great ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:58:02 GMT

The Masked Magician: Secrets of illusionists, unmasked (Las Vegas Sun)
The Masked Magician has been revealing the secrets of the trade for more than a decade now and is still alive -- and happy -- to talk about it.
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:17:06 GMT

Magician helps kick off book drive (Silverado Home News)
Mac King was the guy with the tricks up his sleeve during the weekly story time at Town Square on Wednesday...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:50:47 GMT

Pick a night, any night -
Now you see it, now you don't. It's magic. World-class award winning magician Rob Jenkins is bringing his one-man show to Bossier-Shreveport. Jenkins, who has been mesmerizing crowds for over ten years said he got his start doing kids shows and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Mar 2009 13:38:00 GMT

Jersey's Amazing Kreskin can foresee it
The Amazing Kreskin, now in his 70s, was born and raised in New Jersey, but continues to tour the country with his act. He's also the inspiration for the upcoming film, "The Great Buck Howard," directed by...
Publ.Date : The Star-Ledger - Mar 13 1:06 PM

Review: The Great Buck Howard -
How GOOD is Steve Zach?! LET'S TALK ABOUT IT. Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures. Showmanship in the long-held traditional sense just keeps getting moved more and more to the fringes of contemporary entertainment. Circuses, for all of the revelry and ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Mar 2009 22:27:00 GMT

In praise of ... magicians -
Part of the magic of magicians is that they seem to have found the secret of longevity. A skill that goes back thousands of years, almost as old as the oldest profession, has survived against all odds. From the burning of Reginald Scot's The Discoverie ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Mar 2009 02:04:25 GMT

UNC student finds 'magical' cure for poker addiction -
UNC English Professor Lloyd Worley, who worked with Kobayashi to establish the local magic club in Greeley, marvels at the young magician's abilities. "If you have 100 magicians in a room, one, maybe two would be a magical inventor," Worley said. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:46:22 GMT

New "King of Koins," Cap Anson exhibits at Marshall County ... - Times-Republican
"The T. Nelson Downs exhibit, devoted to the internationally-known late magician who was born in the Montour area and spent most of his life in Marshalltown, will be a highlight."
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:09:00 GMT


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