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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 24-30, 2009-
Troy Star performing at a Fox VIP Summer Party in TokyoPictured is Troy Star performing at a Fox VIP Summer Party in Tokyo. The performance will appear on the "Fox Backstage Pass" television show which airs in Japan. Star is getting some nice press for the recent documentary he produced where he is seen traveling the world trying to earn a living doing magic. The title is "Troy Star: Fake It Till You Make It" and it was recently added to YouTube in 10 installments.(8/30/09: A Troy Star photo)

HOCUS SOAKUS (New York Post)
Magician David Blaine, who famously survived seven days submerged in a water tank, was escorted out of the ocean yesterday by two furious lifeguards in the Hamptons who had warned him to stay on shore. One of the lifeguards, who asked to remain...
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:29:55 GMT

Copperfield Sets the Record Straight About Lawsuit - Mens Newsdaily
Two years ago, false reports surfaced in the media that a Washington woman claimed she had been assaulted by David Copperfield. Now, this same woman has filed a lawsuit on this false, two-year old claim to get money. We had hoped to avoid responding to her allegations in public, but her filing of this lawsuit has forced us to do so, to respond to these false allegations and set the record straight.
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:58:00 GMT

BC man wins magic's top prize -
Coquitlam, B.C.'s Shawn Farquhar knows his way around a deck of cards. Seemingly without effort, he makes cards appear and disappear, multiply, even morph into other objects. Farquhar, 47, is so good, he just won magic's most prestigious prize at the World Championship of Magic in Beijing.
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Aug 2009 21:57:14 GMT+00:00

David Blaine Refutes Sea Rescue Reports -
David Blaine has laughed off reports he was rescued by lifeguards after a swimming stunt went wrong in New York on Sunday. The illusionist ignored warnings not to venture into the sea around the Hamptons after Hurricane Bill narrowly missed the state ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:35:00 GMT

Tricks are a treat for young magic stars (Bridlington Today)
A YOUNG Bridlington magician wowed the crowds to win a prestigious competition. Jamie McKellar, 11, scooped top prize in the Hull Magic Circle's Spooner Trophy contest after impressing judges with his mind-reading and coin tricks.
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:18:03 GMT

Champion Coquitlam magician feels invisible in Canada (Vancouver Sun)
Shawn Farquhar, Coquitlam resident and world magic champion, has a busier schedule than most. He's scheduled to do shows in Venice, a magic festival on a cruise line, bookings in Los Angeles and on stages throughout Europe and Asia. Just don't ask him to pull a Canadian gig out of his hat.
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:24:31 GMT

Magicians in Beijing, No Illusion - Alibaba News Channel
On the heels of a nationwide fever to learn the art of magic, world-class magic shows, forums and exhibitions during the 24th World Championships of Magic Beijing 2009 provided a real eye-opener for the country's growing community of amateur magicians.
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Aug 2009 05:25:37 GMT+00:00

Young magician takes the stage at Oak... - Sun Tribune
Playing with knives, saws and smoke are normal occurrences for 12-year-old Dylan Dameron. And his parents don’t care. Because Dameron is a magician.
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Aug 2009 05:03:35 GMT+00:00

Touring magicians bring their show to... - Arizona Daily Star
Nationally touring magicians Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed practice the art of illusion, circa 1850s Europe.
There's mystery and intrigue and delightful fun in their "Carnival of Illusion," a show that takes its lead from those long-ago days
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:43:54 GMT+00:00

Queens magician Richie Magic to quit smoking - by chewing 200 lit ... - New York Daily News
Richie Magic will attempt to snuff out 200 cigarettes in his mouth this Saturday at his magic store. A cigarette-puffing magician is planning to lick his 40-year habit with a stunt that's sure to make his audience gag - by turning himself into a ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:40:00 GMT

Mentalist plays CSI (The Times-News)
Hypnotist, mentalist and magician Christopher Carter will perform at the College of Southern Idaho's Fine Arts Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Billed on his Web site as a mind reader, Carter blends magic and mentalism in his show "Theater of Thoughts."
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:20:43 GMT

Magician David Blaine Teams up with Partners 1993 to Bring His...-
LOS ANGELES - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The coolest new app for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch lets users perform famed magician David Blaine's amazing card effect that astounds audiences everywhere, thanks to the skills of software engineering firm ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 29 Aug 2009 07:47:00 GMT

Grill, conjuror work magic - Portsmouth Herald
Not just a sleight of hand. When Michael Lohmeier lost his corporate job, he turned back to his love: magic, which he performs at corporate gigs and at Robert's Maine Grill in Kittery, Maine, as part of the restaurant's family nights on Thursdays. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Aug 2009 06:06:00 GMT

Smoke, mirrors and skepticism - Evening Sun
When people find out I'm a Gettysburg buff, they never seem to ask my opinion on all those trees the park is chopping down, or even if I think J.E.B. Stuart's absence until late in the second day cost Bobby Lee the battle. No, these days it's always ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Aug 2009 04:54:00 GMT

NY magician quits, chews up 200 lit cigarettes - 22 WSBT
ELMHURST, N.Y. (AP) -- Some smokers go on a puffing binge before quitting cold turkey, but this one decided to eat the last of his cigarettes. Scarsdale magician Richie Magic says he'll never smoke again after his attempt Saturday to break the world ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Aug 2009 17:04:00 GMT

Magician Chews Carton Of Lit Cigarettes - CBS 2
Some smokers go on a puffing binge before quitting cold turkey, but this one decided to eat the last of his cigarettes. Scarsdale magician Richie Magic says he'll never smoke again after his attempt Saturday to break the world record for "orally ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:22:00 GMT

Magician Makes Carton of Cigarettes Disappear by Eating Them (Gothamist)
Queens magician Richie Magic decided to skip past the vaguely creepy vibe that many in his profession put out and go all the way to full-on terrifying for a "trick" he pulled at his Elmhurst shop yesterday. Magic, who changed his name to pursue his dream after working as a corrections officer for 26 years, yesterday celebrated smoking his final cigarette by eating an entire carton in 6 minutes ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:18:16 GMT


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