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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 11-17, 2009-
Johnny Thompson and Meir YedidJohnny Thompson being introduced by Meir Yedid at the S.A.M. Parent Assembly's annual Willie Schneider Memorial Lecture held at Fantasma Magic in New York City on May 14. The packed house got a rare glimpse into the mind of a magic legend. Thompson is in town for his appearance at the 100th Annual Salute To Magic that will be held on Saturday at the Manhattan Center. (5/15/09: A MagicTimes Photo).

Vegas magician Burton cancels shows after injury (AP via Yahoo! News)
Las Vegas magician Lance Burton is canceling his performances at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino through June 2 after he broke his right foot onstage last week.
Publ.Date : Sun, 10 May 2009 22:13:14 GMT

Illusionist Elliot Zimet to perform in Israel - Ynetnews
Israel The Crossroads Comedy Magical Mystery Tour will also feature a performance by New York magician Ben Cohen. Cohen is the past recipient of the New York International Brotherhood of Magicians , " Magician of the Year" award. He has worked as a consultant ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 May 2009 11:57:48 GMT

Wife Elopes With Help From Creepy Magician in Paris Stage Hit - Bloomberg
May 12 (Bloomberg) -- A second-rate magician lures a woman into a sarcophagus for a stunt. Then the woman does a genuine disappearing act and elopes with her lover. Her despondent husband is given a little black box and told that’s where she lives ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 May 2009 00:02:00 GMT

Magician star Liu works magic with Nokia cells - Xinhua News Agency
BEIJING, May 6 -- Taiwan magician Liu Qian an overnight star on the mainland after he performed in the Spring Festival Eve TV Gala, is back making more tricks. Liu has created two new magic shows for Nokia revolving around mobile phones. In a short ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 May 2009 02:04:00 GMT

Morgan wants more magic on 'BGT' - Digital Spy
Piers Morgan has revealed that he wants a magician to compete on Britain's Got Talent . According to The Sun , the talent show judge, who is completed on the panel by Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell, believes that the show has an "anti-magician" feel ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 May 2009 20:11:00 GMT

Scientists put psychic's paranormal claims to the test - Guardian Unlimited
Arch-sceptic, conjuror and debunker James Randi first offered a cash prize in the 1960s to anyone who could prove a paranormal claim under controlled conditions. Photograph: Public Domain The young female volunteer in front of me could not suppress ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 May 2009 12:27:00 GMT

Treat mom to some magic - Staunton News Leader
One of America's foremost illusionists, Bishop hasn't resorted to the spectacular failures that David Blaine has been known to attempt on a national scale. Instead, Bishop wows folks one audience at a time, gaining fans every outing. His act has ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 May 2009 06:21:00 GMT

Penn & Teller put airport security to the test - USA Today
Like many travelers, the infamous, eccentric, libertarian-leaning magicians known as Penn & Teller have a gripe with airport security. "What really bothers us about the TSA is not ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 May 2009 09:06:10 GMT

Ricky Jay conjures up a new kind of show (The Globe and Mail)
David Mamet staple presents an evening of prestidigitation and conversation
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 May 2009 23:12:54 GMT

Illusions of the past Weehawken magician recreates turn-of-the ... - The Hudson Reporter
The Hudson Reporter, NJ by Sean Allocca At the turn of the century, magician and Jersey City regular Adelaide Herrmann stood before a firing squad at Metropolitan Opera House in New York City and allegedly caught six bullets fired at her by local militiamen. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 May 2009 04:11:58 GMT

Copperfield innovates in illusions - Deseret News
"Science and technology have often been used by the magician before they came into the marketplace on mass basis," he said. "For example, prior to the moving picture going into theaters, magicians were using the technique of images in motion as ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 May 2009 01:20:46 GMT

Illusion: Copperfield faces no bleak house - Salt Lake Tribune
Magician David Copperfield will "transport" 13 members of the audience during his performances this weekend at Kingsbury Hall, and the performer promises that all 13 will be brought back safe and sound. "Hopefully," he added. Any volunteers out there ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 May 2009 23:59:00 GMT

Criss Angel in wax: Magician to get Madame Tussauds statue - Las Vegas Sun
Criss Angel is about to become immortal. No, the "Mindfreak" magician hasn't discovered the secret for eternal youth. Instead, his likeness is about to be forever preserved in wax. Angel's waxen image will be unveiled May 21 during a special ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 May 2009 00:58:00 GMT

Magician, singer coming to Richey Suncoast Theatre -
Some of David Evangelista's best childhood memories are watching magician Doug Henning on television and playing with a deck of trick cards given to him by his late grandparents, Nora and Lawrence Glindizzi ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 May 2009 20:05:13 GMT

Ringling Introduces 'Zingmaster' as Circus Returns to Phila. - KYW News radio
The Ringling Brothers Circus is back in town, and this time the show features a new kind of ringmaster. Ringmaster is a passe term, at least this year. Alex Ramone (at right) is called the "zingmaster" -- Why? "I'm a magician, and it's completely ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 May 2009 13:35:00 GMT

MAGICIAN Criss Angel is accused of stealing Jeff Beacher's cat. And Beacher, the midget-loving impresario behind Beacher's Madhouse revue, is threatening to sue to get his pussy back. Beacher's lawyer, Robert Reynolds, wrote to Angel: "After...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 May 2009 10:13:22 GMT

Medford magician to raise funds for Make A Wish Foundation - Medford Transcript
He is a member of Silent Mora Ring 122, the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians , and he is dedicated to the art of astonishment. Seeking to raise funds for the Make A Wish Foundation, The Silent Mora Ring will showcase its best ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 May 2009 21:11:39 GMT

Toronto Magician Dan Trommater to Perform at Hollywood's World ... - (press release)
Members and guests of the world famous club will be treated to this magician's unique perspective and style of entertainment. The Toronto magician says, "I'm thrilled to be performing at the Mecca of Magic. The Magic Castle has such a rich history and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 May 2009 07:05:40 GMT

Michael Jackson's Rehearsals Still On--And Getting Magical (E! Online via Yahoo! News)
Despite the current legal threat to Michael Jackson's ballyhooed comeback, the King of Pop is pressing on with his $20 million production.
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 May 2009 01:06:19 GMT

Clever marketing levitates magician to fame - The Gazette (Montreal)
Magician Ted Outerbridge floats a laptop computer in the air outside his Pointe Claire home. The signature illusion performed by Ted Outerbridge, a soft-spoken Pointe Claire man who has become the most ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 May 2009 14:30:26 GMT

Greenwich youngster knows tricks of the trade - Greenwich Time
Ben Zabin,10, will be performing in the Society of Magicians annual show in Stamford on Saturday. Ben Zabin stands in the basement of his home in northwest Greenwich, dressed in a tuxedo, in front of a white curtain that has been rigged ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 May 2009 12:33:04 GMT

Indiana's Bill Neff was one of the premier magicians - Indiana Gazette
Since his death in 1997, many in Indiana have aimed to preserve Jimmy Stewart's memory and promote a set of unofficial "Stewart values'' such as patriotism, humility and generosity. So high is Stewart's moral reputation, the Boy Scouts named a ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 May 2009 04:50:00 GMT

Writer saw Neff in 1947, penned book in 2008 - Indiana Gazette
William V. Rauscher has written that magic "can become almost an addiction.'' He should know - he's hooked. The author of ``Pleasant Nightmares: Dr. Neff and His Madhouse of Mystery,'' Rauscher has been a member of the International Brotherhood of ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 May 2009 04:50:00 GMT

Monica the magician - Elites TV
To help balance out the creepiness of Nic Cage's magician outfit in THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, Disney has cast the lovely Monica Bellucci to star as his love interest. Bellucci will star as Veronica, a sorceress who is described as the long-lost ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 May 2009 12:45:00 GMT

Criss Angel in wax: Magician to get Madame Tussauds statue - Las Vegas Sun
Criss Angel is about to become immortal. No, the "Mindfreak" magician hasn't discovered the secret for eternal youth. Instead, his likeness is about to be forever preserved in wax. Angel's waxen image will be unveiled May 21 during a special ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 May 2009 00:58:00 GMT

Magician comes home for Salinas benefit - Monterey County Herald
In the world of magic, it turns out straight-jacket escapes are played out. So Salinas native Farrell Dillon had to figure out how to make it interesting. His solution: escape from a straight jacket while pretend surfing. Now that's magic. "A lot of ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 May 2009 07:20:00 GMT


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