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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 6-12, 2009-

US 'mentalist' will amaze in Ararat (Ararat Advertiser)
ARARAT - One of the world's last remaining 'mentalists' Nicholas Tweedy will bring his Las Vegas show to Ararat Performing Arts Centre on April 24, performing spell-binding acts of levitation, mentalism and illusion.
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Apr 2009 23:44:21 GMT

Limerick's Leon is the top magician - Limerick Leader
Leon scooped three awards at the recent International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) awards at the South Court Hotel - picking up the titles of IBM stage act of the year, Irish stage act of the year and showman of the year. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Apr 2009 11:02:28 GMT

Reading for a good cause (The Post-Star)
Saratoga Springs - Larry Hart and his two boys, Ryan, 5, and A.J., 4, ambled into Barnes & Noble Sunday afternoon looking to buy some books when Alan the Magician stopped them and asked if they wanted to see some "cool tricks."
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Apr 2009 05:46:58 GMT

Summit Locks Up Houdini Project - Artistdirect.com
Summit Entertainment has picked up the rights to The Secret Life Of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, a biography penned by William Kalush and Larry Sloman. It was published in 2006 by Atria Books and generated controversy for ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Apr 2009 21:58:00 GMT

The trick of being Ricky Jay - Boston Globe
Google Ricky Jay and you'll find fistfuls of video clips: Jay delivering a tutorial on dealing from the bottom of the deck, Jay beheading plastic ducks with flying playing cards, Jay performing his version of the shell game. That last clip is a seven ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:18:00 GMT

Ricky Jay premieres new show in Somerville - Watertown TAB & Press
That was Ricky Jay's age the first time he got onstage to perform for the Society of American Magicians . And because his grandfather, Max Katz "a then-well-known magic amateur" kept company with some of the best magicians of the day, ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:12:16 GMT

SHS magician featured on PBS program - Snohomish County Tribune
Get to know Truitt and you'll soon learn that this student is also a professional magician who uses his skill to help him overcome Asperger's syndrome. "It started with a book order," Truitt said. His school book order came "with this thing of magic ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Apr 2009 23:09:28 GMT

Feature photo: Magician's assistant - Billings Gazette
Boulder Elementary School 3rd Grader Madison Haagenson helps Magician Kent Messmer with a trick at an assembly at the school today. The all-school assembly was sponsored by Avanta Federal Credit Union, Boulder's collaborator in the Partners in ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Apr 2009 22:03:00 GMT

Like a magician, but cooler - Snapper
After a Friday full of sporadic weather (from sunny to tsunami), the evening ended for over 200 students in the MPR for a few hours of hilarity. Comedian slash magician Justin Kredible (or Willman, as he grudgingly points out during the set) put on a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Apr 2009 00:57:00 GMT

Frankfort teen works magic to be on popular TV show - Southtown Star
Blake's confidence has come because of what he says most magicians have. "The term us magicians use is cocky because we can do something that people in the average world can't. It's almost a rule in the magic world to be cocky. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Apr 2009 09:09:36 GMT

There's no trick, Roy's a top magician - Portsmouth News
A magician who had more than one trick up his sleeve has scooped an accolade for his work. Roy Charles, who has been a magician for 26 years, dazzled crowds and judges at the Portsmouth and District Magic Circle's annual ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:12:00 GMT

Specialis Revelio! It's not magic, it's neuroscience - Science News
Harnessing illusion to reveal the brainNeuroscience taps the age-old tricks of magicians to gain insight into perception, attention and the mind. Lou Beach As the curtain lifts at Harrah's in Las Vegas, magician Mac King walks out on ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:33:11 GMT

Conjuring Slydini (Part 2) - New York Times Blogs
Out of gratitude, Tony offered to take me on as a student, “If-a you have time." I kvelled. I felt the way a young cellist might if asked by Yo Yo Ma if he "had time. ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 11 Apr 2009 02:42:07 GMT

FAILURE OF A MAGIC LIFE: TOMMY COOPER - Daily Express
PERFORMING new tricks was Tommy Cooper's true passion but close friends here reveal why he was forced to hide his skill beneath a cloak of incompetence. IT'S HARD to think of Tommy Cooper without grinning. Mention his name and you see a giant of a ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 11 Apr 2009 17:43:00 GMT

Magician tries to break record - Abbotsford News
Armstrong's James Johnson hopes a horn won't burst his bubble when he attempts to fit as many members of the Vernon Girls Trumpet Band as he can into a six-foot balloon. The magician performs his latest world record attempt at the Village Green ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Apr 2009 00:58:00 GMT

Magic man casts spell of success - This is Sentinel
MAGICIAN Ben Cardall is hoping his amazing sleight-of-hand tricks will be enough to convince the crowds that he is Stoke's Top Talent 2009. If not, the trickster might just use his ability as a stage hypnotist to make sure stage star Jonathan Wilkes ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 11 Apr 2009 07:34:00 GMT

Magician Steve shows children 'the ropes' - Filey Today
YOUNG magicians were "shown the ropes" by a professional at a special event in Hunmanby. Steve Brailsford, who has been working as a magician for 20 years, taught the children rope and card tricks, along with performance skills. ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 11 Apr 2009 09:09:32 GMT

The Great Buck Howard: The entertainer (Isthmus)
I'm not quite old enough to remember firsthand the Tonight Show performances by the Amazing Kreskin, a.k.a. George Joseph Kresge Jr., the magician who appeared on the old Johnny Carson broadcast scores of times in the 1970s. But the poignant, funny, not wholly satisfying film The Great Buck Howard is based on Kreskin's life, so after I watched it I turned to YouTube to gather impressions from ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 12 Apr 2009 05:05:51 GMT

Circus magician makes some big things disappear - HamptonRoads.com
BACKSTAGE at the Richmond Coliseum, the greatest show on Earth was getting its act together. Alex Ramon joked with a few clowns as a rack of sequin-covered dresses and a wagon full of poodles rolled by. He stretched, took a few deep breaths and ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 13 Apr 2009 03:57:00 GMT

Great to be part of the community! - Mania
My name is Brian Glow and I am a professional magician, a corporate entertainer, an illusionist and inventor. One of the traits I have noticed over the years is the fact that most magicians I have ever met and that is a large number, have a very common ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:23:40 GMT

 

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