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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 13-19, 2009-

Magicians Convention Appears in Buffalo This Week - WNED
The Society of American Magicians Annual Convention will be held at Buffalo's Adams Mark hotel, July 15 to July 18. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jul 2009 11:17:23 GMT

Shenanigans Magic Show (Jackson Free Press)
Describing himself as "America's corporate conjuror," Atlanta-based magician Joe M. Turner customizes illusions and other sleights of hand for business and community audiences around the country. And he is good!
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:14:20 GMT

Magician Tom Plunkard appears at Byron Township Hall (
More than 150 energetic children enthusiastically raised their hands to participate in magician Tom Plunkard's zany stage tricks at Byron Township Hall last Thursday.
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:37:58 GMT

Magicians, not Muggles - Livemint
Zenia Bhumgara has been the star of many magic shows since she was five and even performed at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Mumbai in 2007. But the 12-year-old magician from Mumbai says there is a big difference between Potter’s magic and hers: “Mine is the real stuff. I love to engage with the audience, see their expressions when I’m doing a trick. I think Potter’s magic is dark and can be a bit scary.”
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:25:13 GMT

In MAGIC and ZONE, Rich Marotta, a seasoned stand-up comedian and world-renowned magician, manages to accomplish some spectacular feats of magic and gets his audience howling with laughter in spite of his bumbling and be-speckled pink-haired assistant who just happens to have a few clever tricks up her sleeve.
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:41:26 GMT

Michigan magic museum receives generous bequest of memorabilia - Battle Creek Enquirer
The American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan has recently obtained a bequest of magic memorabilia from the Jay Marshall Estate to enhance its collection of nearly a million magic-related items from the 16th century to the present day. Jay ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:46:00 GMT

Change in Criss Angel's lineup as Flynn departs - Las Vegas Sun
In a trick more convincing than anything you'll see in "Believe," Criss Angel has just made a member of his inner circle disappear. Out the backstage door is Angel's longtime Las Vegas publicist Steve Flynn. The two had worked together nearly ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:01:00 GMT

Magicians bring their tricks to national convention here - Buffalo News
Leading off the "Just for Kids" show Wednesday in Adam's Mark Hotel, Inspector Magic reached into a box and pulled out several 45-rpm records. Faster than the youngsters could shout "Abracadabra!" the vinyl disks turned from black to ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:46:00 GMT

Magician saws Rhode Show intern in half (FOX Providence)
Master Magician Marc Gilday joined The Rhode Show to perform some tricks.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:16:53 GMT

Stoughton teen thrives on stage as magician (Stoughton Journal)
Five minutes before a performance, David Rysin allows his nerves to run wild. At the one-minute mark, he takes a deep breath and reflects. "I forget every single one of my worries and clear my mind," said Rysin. Even still, when he steps onto the stage, Rysin, a magician, knows there is always a chance something could go wrong.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:10:55 GMT

Jeff McBride - A Master of Magic and Martial Arts -
Jeff McBride is a true master-illusionist. He lives in Las Vegas and has performed at several major hotels, including Caesar's Palace. McBride, who has traveled throughout the world performing his unique style of magic, was influenced by the Asian ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:23:00 GMT

Chinese magician's The Legend of Magic - People's Daily Online
With just five days to go before the opening of famous Chinese magician Li Ning's The Legend of Magic, the master of illusion says he is confident and excited about his latest showcase of mystery.
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jul 2009 20:17:00 GMT

A summer of magic for Beijing -
Beijing audiences are in for a magical summer with international magic acts and the 24th FISM World Championship of Magic (WCM) all heading to the capital.
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jul 2009 GMT

Local West Yorkshire News Golcar magician Michael Jordan conjures ... - Huddersfield Examiner
For the 18-year-old, it means access to the country's top magicians who he aspires to join. Michael is currently a student at Huddersfield New College but ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:58:31 GMT

The Amazing Mr. Ash - Chicago Reader
Mr. Ash began attending the meetings of various amateur magic clubs, which in those days were plentiful in Chicago. He found that magic suited his natural comedic gifts. He began doing shows at a club on Western called Magic, Incorporated, and soon became one of its most popular acts. One night Cookie the Clown from Bozo's Circus stopped by Magic, Incorporated, while Mr. Ash was performing.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:37:37 GM

Singapore Magic Duo Awarded "Most Original Illusionists 2009 ... - WebWire (press release)
The Merlin Award recognizes J C Sum & 'Magic Babe' Ning’s contributions to magic through their distinctive cutting edge style, world-class performances, original illusions and high profile mega events that have sparked international mainstream and media interest.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:33:52 GMT

Fish the Magish - The Times and Democrat
Nearly 100 children and adults shared laughs at Fish the Magish’s first performance on Friday at the Orangeburg County Library. Mike Fisher, who goes by Fish the Magish when on stage said the most enjoyable part of his job is observing the faces of children as he attempts to make them laugh and performs magic tricks.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Jul 2009 GMT

Magician's 'Miracles' sells out - Variety
The last six months don't seem like an ideal time to start charging $250 a ticket for a 75-minute show. But in February -- with global recession worries at fever pitch -- magician Steve Cohen launched "Miracles at Midnight" in a suite at the Waldorf ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:56:00 GMT

Phoenix VIP Events Promotes Michael Finney Foundation DRY HEAT Classic ... - Earthtimes
The Michael Finney Foundation announces that it has partnered with Phoenix VIP Events to help promote the 13th Annual DRY HEAT Classic Golf Tournament to be held August 2-4, 2009 to benefit Arizona Rotary Gift of Life ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 Jul 2009 03:15:00 GMT

Indian street magician tricks Malaysians into smiling -
KUALA LUMPUR: What keeps lecturer-turned-street magician A.C. Vasanth going is the smiles of his audience. And this satisfaction keeps the 34-year-old Indian national churning out new tricks all the time. He has been at his mesmerising best at the ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:39:00 GMT

COMMENTARY: A Tale of Two Friendships - HNN
Two books about the lives of these giants are so good that I would love to chain you to a chair and make you read them: "Houdini" by Kenneth Silverman, and "Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle" by Daniel Stashower. Each book details how different their public images were from the lives that they actually led. What I learned about Houdini thrilled me. What I learned about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle left me embarrassed and a little sad.
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 Jul 2009 11:20:56 GMT

Spencers Named 2009 International Magicians of the Year - WebWire (press release)
Illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer (The Spencers) have been recognized as the 2009 MAGICIANS OF THE YEAR by the International Magicians Society.
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jul 2009 05:11:19 GMT


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