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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 20-26, 2009-

More than Magicians - WSET
Now you see them, now you don't. For more than twenty years, a local couple has been popping up all over the map with their world-renowned magic show. Now, "The Spencers" are back from their latest tour and they have a lot more to celebrate than just a homecoming.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:57:02 GMT

Presto!Making magic old hat for teen (The Conroe Courier)
For the second summer in a row, 15-year-old magician Matthew Elston is wowing audiences young and old with his sleight-of-hand act.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:18:10 GMT

Solomon's Keys: Revealing the Origins of Modern Ritual Practices - Llewellyn Journal
Solomon's Keys: Revealing the Origins of Modern Ritual Practices Llewellyn Journal Many Wiccans copy the Book of Shadows by hand, and likewise ceremonial magicians from orders such as the Golden Dawn often hand-copy their ritual ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jul 2009 05:03:47 GMT

Cyril Takayama experiences life with extreme sports
Honoured as the pioneer of street magic, Cyril Takayama may be entertaining the world with illusions, but the entertainer describes himself to be just a normal person, who enjoys the simplicity of life and always welcoming challenges.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jul 2009 GMT

Magician, illusionist to appear at dream festival (Abilene Reflector-Chronicle)
Wichita magician/illusionist Curtis Waltermire will appear in Abilene Thursday for the Midsummer Night's Dream Children's Festival. "We are excited to add a strolling magician to the festival," says Lynda Scheele, member of the Abilene Downtown Association's event planning team.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:09:03 GMT

Teen magician wowing crowds with tricks - North Channel Sun
For the second summer in a row, 15-year-old magician Matthew Elston, of The Woodlands and a student of College Park High School, is wowing audiences young and old with his sleight-of-hand act. Elston, who performs most weeks on a varying schedule at ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:53:00 GMT

NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Magician Nathan Burton Signs Multi ... - PR Newswire
Following Burton's exhilarating performance on one of this summer's hottest television shows, the acclaimed entertainer just extended his contract with the Flamingo Las Vegas as a result of the success of his crowd-pleasing comedy magic act. The multi-million dollar deal will keep "Nathan Burton Comedy Magic" as a headlining show for three additional years.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:02:00 GMT

Telling Kids About Magic Frank's Passing - Patch - Southorange
Frank DeMasi was indeed a friend to his little magicians. As Magic Frank, he had performed at close to 11,000 events, including hospital pediatric wards, cerebral palsy centers, schools, police departments, video and toy stores and a professional baseball team. He taught at the community summer program in South Orange and Maplewood for many years and was a Master Magician for the past 25 years.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:52:01 GMT

Jason Alexander's escape from 'Seinfeld' was inspiring -
Try your best to forget that "Seinfeld" Jason Alexander ever personified the fussy, down-on-his-luck George Costanza. In his latest one-man comedy show stopping by his home state next week, he plays motivational speaker Donny Clay, a spoof on ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:27:00 GMT

Magician with local ties competing on NBC show (Springfield News-Sun)
SPRINGFIELD -- An illusionist with local ties has made it to the Las Vegas portion of "America's Got Talent," which is set to air at 9 p.m. . . .
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:23:22 GMT

Pine Falls magician dazzles audiences at Caesar's Palace - Lac du Bonnet
Kim Wilson of Powerview-Pine Falls recently returned from Las Vegas, but he wasn't there to gamble. Wilson, a magician who's been performing magic for much of his life, was there to study at the McBride Magic and Mystery School and perform magic ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:45:00 GMT

Magician pleads not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
The world-famous magician arrested for allegedly firing a gun at his Arroyo Grande home pleads not guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:58:30 GMT

TV time pays off for Flamingo magician (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Flamingo Las Vegas magician owes his afternoon berth mostly to the NBC talent show's first season. "Nothing comes close to it," Burton says of the series that came in second to baseball's All-Star Game in last week's ratings. That's why he's back as a contestant. He might not win this time either, but Burton figures his 31 seconds on the show last week -- yes, he counted -- cost much less than a commercial on prime-time TV.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:32:46 GMT

World Championships of magic - Xinhua
China's top magicians are sharpening their wands in preparation for the World Championships of Magic (WCM) scheduled to kick off in Beijing Sunday. A total of nine Chinese magicians have been performing in a three-day lead up show to the competition, with four taking part in the high profile main event. Fu Yandong, Wang Qimo, Wu Pengcheng and Qi Yuanrong will go head to head with the world's best illusionists, conjurers and magicians.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2009 01:00:20 GMT

Magician Attempts to Drive Car While Blindfolded - The Coloradoan
Magician Jack Stephens, producer of and a performer in the show Masters of Magic will attempt to navigate the roads in and around the Promenade Shops at Centerra in Loveland today this Thursday evening, at 6:00 p.m. while blindfolded.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2009 19:18:48 GMT

Blog: Love Criss Angel Mindfreak? Check out Houston's CoRE - KHOU
HOUSTON -- This event I'm about to blog about is not for everyone, but if you are looking for a show that is memorizing with powerful movements, imagery and music, then check out CoRE at the Meridian in Houston on July 25. When I first heard about ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jul 2009 19:27:00 GMT

Cirque to offer free taste of Vegas at the Grove - Los Angeles Times Blogs
But on Aug. 2, the Grove is really going to resemble the Vegas Strip when it hosts Cirque du Soleil in six half-hour mini-performances, each representing one of the six permanent Cirque shows in Las Vegas.... 4:30 p.m: Performance from "Criss Angel Believe" (at Luxor).
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Jul 2009 05:12:00 GMT


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