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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 31-September 6, 2009-

Houston to host more than 600 magicians -
Magic will be in the air in Houston this weekend as the Texas Association of Magicians hosts its annual convention in the city this weekend.
Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:49:32 GMT+00:00

Award-winning magician comes to Chesham - Bucks Free Press
IF you could have one superpower, what would it be? It's a question people have thought about since the dawn of time, but the same answers usually crop up. Some may wish to fly, others to be invisible. For many, it would be the ability to read the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2009 09:24:00 GMT

Teen Magician Takes His Show on the Road (The Mid-County Post)
The shadow box resembling a pup tent certainly looks empty as an assistant opens it and then shines a light on the sides to assure the audience that no one is hiding in a false wall. As music plays, he places the light through the top, illuminating the interior, and zips the front shut.
Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2009 08:12:53 GMT

The Tuned Feds - Hartford Advocate
Ralph Hull, an early 20th century Ohio magician, was able to achieve one of the most amazing magic feats of all: He could repeat a trick to fellow magicians, and they couldn't guess his secret. According to philosopher Daniel Dennett, Hull called his ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2009 21:26:00 GMT

Self-taught magician entertains with tricks and mysteries -
When Alfred "Al" Albers decided he wanted to study the art of magic, he could only find one book about the topic. Now, the Salem Lakes resident has a home office filled with magic books, props, newspaper clippings and a wall of signed photographs. He ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 Sep 2009 04:05:00 GMT

Orlando Magician Out of Talent Show - The Ledger
A Winter Haven woman's hopes of sharing a $1 million prize ended Wednesday night as the TV show 'America's Got Talent' narrowed its field. Drew Thomas Magic was eliminated in a three-way matchup of semifinalists. Heather Specht of Winter Haven is an ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2009 07:13:00 GMT

Criss Angel sets aside time for fans (The Press-Enterprise)
If you would like some face time with a top-ranked mentalist-magician-illusionist-entertainer, set aside 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. this Saturday and Sept. 9 and 12 and go to Luxor's Liquidity Bar, where Criss Angel will host a meet-and-greet. Angel is the star of Luxor's Cirque du Soleil show "Believe."
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 Sep 2009 05:02:42 GMT

Fellowship of Chrisitian Magicians host annual Swap Meet -
You may not know it but Nashville, TN is home to some of the finest magicians in the world - Jason Michaels, Scott Cantrell, Steve Bargatze, Big Daddy Cool ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:16:28 GMT+00:00

Chino Hills Magician To Perform at Hollywood's Magic Castle -
Chino Hills, resident, Dan McKinnon (aka Danny Magic) will perform at the Magic Castle in Hollywood on September 21st through the 27th and is inviting Chino Hill's residents to come and see him perform...
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2009 19:13:08 GMT+00:00

David Avadon dies at 60; illusionist specialized in picking pockets (Los Angeles Times)
For more than 30 years, Avadon regularly presented his act at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He also entertained throughout the United States, and in Japan, Canada and Great Britain. David Avadon, a professional illusionist who wrote a 2007 book on pickpocketing, which was his trademark theatrical act, has died. He was 60.
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 Sep 2009 03:39:54 GMT

Magicians amaze elementary students, teach them importance of reading - KIDK
POCATELLO - No it's not Harry Potter, but close. Kids at Syringa Elementary School in Pocatello finished the week with a special magic show. The magicians were turning handkerchief's from red to yellow. They could make a length of rope jump into a ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Sep 2009 00:01:00 GMT

Jennifer Hudson, Criss Angel to appear on 'Oprah' kickoff - Chicago Sun-Times
New mom and Chicago-born songstress Jennifer Hudson and "Mindfreak" illusionist Criss Angel are two of the celebrity guests joining the Black Eyed Peas and Oprah Winfrey for her show's 24th season kickoff party Tuesday. features an ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 Sep 2009 19:57:00 GMT

Science is magician's craft - Omaha World-Herald
It's one of those recurring nightmares. It's the first day of school, and everything you need to know for the whole year, you need to learn on day one. For students in Joe Marik's chemistry class at Gretna High School, it's true. Sort of. It ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Sep 2009 11:50:00 GMT

German magicians enthrall Delhiites - Press Trust of India
Four German magicians held Delhiites, especially children, spellbound as they performed their acts with effortless ease at a show organised jointly by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the German embassy.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Sep 2009 11:44:55 GMT+00:00

Illusionist Avadon dead at age 60 (UPI)
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. illusionist David Avadon, who performed his act at home and abroad, has died at the age of 60, his brother Joe Hutchins says.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Sep 2009 20:16:40 GMT

Tricks of the trade (Business Standard India)
Award-winning magicians from germany share their stories and experiences. My photographer colleague gets all excited when she starts taking pictures for this article.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Sep 2009 18:50:25 GMT

Intricate model of Houdini's bird is plane magic (Leader Community Newspapers)
A MELTON resident has spent nearly 10 months constructing a replica of magician, escapologist and stuntman Harry Houdini's Viosin II biplane.
Publ.Date : Sun, 06 Sep 2009 01:19:39 GMT

600 magicians descend on Houston to share tricks of the trade - Houston Chronicle
Psychics are phonies, opines Humble magician Scott Wells, because they are deceptive about their deception. Psychics claim supernatural powers when they “read” people and make predictions about the next card or the next life.
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Sep 2009 03:08:35 GMT+00:00

An Austinite's life of magic and more - Austin American-Statesman
Ramon Galindo's 80-year magical tour began at the age of 8, when under the dim light of a kerosene lamp his father, Tomas, produced a rubber rat, set it on the kitchen table and watched it scurry about the hard surface and in and out of a drinking glass. Tomas howled. His wife, Josefa, shrieked: "Get that witchcraft out of here."
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Sep 2009 02:36:07 GMT+00:00


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