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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 23-29, 2009-

What Can Magicians Teach Us about the Brain? (Scientific American)
A magician tosses a ball into the air once, twice, three times. Suddenly, the ball vanishes in mid-flight. What happened? Don't worry, the laws of physics haven't been broken. Magicians do not have supernatural powers; rather, they are masters of exploiting nuances of human perception, attention, and awareness. In light of this, a recent Nature Reviews Neuroscience paper, coauthored by a ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:11:38 GMT

Surrealist Magician Awes Audience with Razor Blades - PR Inside
Santa Ana, CA. Surrealist Magician, Loren Zwick, has begun the Surreal Tour and recently completed a successful performance at the popular iLounge in Newport Beach, CA. The shock and awe in the audience eyes was fitting when Loren Michael Zwick ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Mar 2009 23:35:00 GMT create Advertising Magic! - Londonlaunch
Ben Hart, one of our younger performers, who currently holds the title of "The Magic Circle Young Magician of The Year", flew to Cape Town, South Africa this week to film a commercial which will be seen in several countries worldwide. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:10:58 GMT

Hey presto! Huddersfield magician scoops award - Huddersfield Examiner
A MAGICIAN conjured up a star performance to scoop the coveted title of Yorkshire Pride Close-up Magician of the Year. John Danbury, of Clayton West, beat eleven other hopefuls from all over Yorkshire at the competition in Leeds city centre this month. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:43:23 GMT

Teenage magician shows his skills - Chichester Observer
A TALENTED teenage sorcerer will bid to join the world's magic elite when he pits his tricks against some of the best magicians on the planet. Creative conjurer Carl Scutt has wowed audiences across the country with his signature trick which sees him ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:52:00 GMT

Comedy in motion - Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Author, magician, mime and comic actor Dan Kamin likes to refer to part of what he does as "the choreography of deception." It's a blend of sleight of hand, physical illusion and showmanship. Kamin performs as the Classical Clown ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:44:00 GMT

We Love This Guy -
If you've never happened upon Sonny Holliday while strolling along South Street, we strongly urge you to play hooky from work the next good-weather day you get and go seek him out. Best part is, he takes himself far less seriously than David Blaine
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:01:00 GMT

Miracles & Magic slated (This Week German Village)
Miracles & Magic, a variety show of comedy and magic, will be staged Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4.
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:00:01 GMT

Town's king of magic is ace - Basildon Recorder
The society's 38 magicians , who exchange tips and tricks once a month at the Bell pub, in Prince Avenue, Southend, aim to do just this when they show off their illusions at various functions across south Essex. "Performing is really important as it's a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:22:52 GMT

RIALTO CHATTER: Jackman Learning the 'Tricks' of the HOUDINI 'Trade' - Broadway World
Fox News is reporting that Hugh Jackman , looks to be hard at work prepping to "reappear" on Broadway in the original musical, HOUDINI in the spring of 2010. While Jackman has been seen out and about in New York, most recently at the Broadway opening ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:10:00 GMT

Q&A with Cashetta the drag magician (Las Vegas Weekly)
I always say, just so people have a reference point, I am a cross between Dolly Parton and Bette Midler and David Copperfield. If the three of them got together, Iā€™m what would have come out.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:02:36 GMT

Luxor makes buffet, Criss Angel and LAX a packaged deal - Las Vegas Sun
Tough economic times have prompted casinos to offer some rare deals, like $25 all-day buffet passes, buy-one, get-one free room rates and more than half off show ticket prices -- but Luxor's newest deal may raise the bar. Luxor is calling its new ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Mar 2009 22:34:00 GMT

Harry Houdini Could Not Escape Appendicitis - News Health Guru
News Health Guru Harry Houdini Could Not Escape Appendicitis News Health Guru, NY Born March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, Harry Houdini became famous as a magician , escapologist, and entertainer. He set the bar high for magicians the world over, and was best known for his death-defying escape tricks, many of which have been copied ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:00:55 GMT

Gary's 'best in Scotland' award feels just magic - Edinburgh News
MAGICIAN Gary James almost hung up his cloak nine years ago after the birth of his daughter Emily. The semi-professional was worried that his trade might not bring in enough income to support his family. But he decided to give up his day job as a ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:57:00 GMT

'Smallville' episode nothing short of super (The Express-Times)
Serinda Swan as DC Comics magician, Zatanna Zatara "Smallville" is one of the few TV shows I've actually tried following in...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 20:05:58 GMT

MAKE SOME PLANS: Comedy and Magic Spectacular (Chambersburg Public Opinion)
A family-oriented show with four very different magic and illusion acts at the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. "The Magic of Gulamerian" is an animal illusion act that uses a variety of beautiful show dogs. Trick rope world champion Chris McDaniel is a one-man Wild West show.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:12:58 GMT

Magician who publicly challenged the psychic powers of Uri Geller - Sydney Morning Herald
ALI BONGO was a British magician who was the inspiration for the television series Jonathan Creek, about a magician who solves crimes. David Renwick wrote the part after meeting Bongo on the set of his sitcom One Foot in the Grave, where he had been ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:53:38 GMT

Conjuring Slydini - New York Times Blogs
Entranced by a pitchman at the Nebraska State Fair when I was 11, I bought a trick deck of cards, known to magicians as a "Svengali deck." It set me back a dollar and a quarter and before I wore it out, it paid for itself a hundredfold -- and more. ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Mar 2009 03:56:30 GMT

Magicians from all over the world will cast a spell on Southport ... - Southport Visiter
MAGICIANS -- including a top artist who has starred in an Adidas TV advert with David Beckham -- are heading for Southport. Tagged the Hip Hop magician , Dynamo has appeared in adverts with a host of stars including Will Smith and Estelle. ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:47:10 GMT

Her magic will create a buzz - Foxboro Reporter
Since she was a girl, she couldn't join a young magicians ' group and had to continue to learn magic on her own. "I have a unique style of magic because I was self-taught," she explains. She majored in children's theatre at Emerson College and earned a ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:29:00 GMT

Hugh Jackman rehearses for Broadway Musical in New York - Kerala Next
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman is in New York, as he is busy rehearsing for his forthcoming musical play called 'Harry Houdini'. he musical based on the life of acclaimed magician 'Harry Houdini' required Hugh to learn multifarious magic tricks. Thus ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:28:00 GMT

"The Great Buck Howard" is a vanity production - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Ricky Jay is that shlubby, smear-bearded guy who shows up in all those David Mamet movies, and nearly every film about magicians . As an actor he's not much, but there's a reason he is in all these movies: he's a magician himself, specializing in ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Mar 2009 19:24:00 GMT

Local magician Shawn mcmaster on 'Masters of Illusion' - Ventura County Star
Professional magician Shawn mcmaster has a unique spin to his routine. He's not trying to be a slick performer a la David Copperfield or the other magicians in dark suits who work the clubs and hotels in Las Vegas. mcmaster's comedy and magic act has ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2009 07:04:14 GMT

Family magic show benefits ministry - Zanesville Times Recorder
Magicians Taddo and Mike Miller, both of the Philadelphia area, were happy to bring their family-friendly show to the area in support of a cause that helps so many people. "Doing magic is one thing, but being able to do magic for an organization like ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:36:38 GMT


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