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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 7-13, 2009-
Eric DeCamps receiving the Dean's Eternal Spirit AwardEric DeCamps receiving the Dean's Eternal Spirit Award on September 11th in New York City when he was sworn in as the new Dean of the Society Of American Magicians' Parent Assembly. Also pictured are Tom Klem and Sal Perrotta. (9/12/09: A MagicTimes Photo)

Derren Brown: 10 things you need to know about the magician (Daily Mirror)
From giraffes and parrots to art and parsnips, check out these 10 strange facts about illusionist Derren
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Sep 2009 16:37:34 GMT

E-bracadabra (IEEE Spectrum)
Illusionist Franz Harary embraced engineering when he wowed audiences 15 years ago by making the space shuttle disappear. He used a glass that becomes reflective when electrically charged, letting you produce and vanish objects by turning their reflections on and off.
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Sep 2009 18:45:30 GMT

Magician to perform on campus Tuesday - Independent Florida Alligator
Magician Jason "Escape" Gardner won't be pulling bunnies out of his hat during his performance tonight at the Orange and Brew. Instead, he will squirm out of a straight jacket and send an entranced audience member back in time to the 1800s. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Sep 2009 06:17:00 GMT

Gala auction entertains (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
MAGICIAN PATRICK MARTIN suspends a full wine glass from the stem of a grapevine during Auction entertainment.
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Sep 2009 22:12:52 GMT

Man to predict winning lotto numbers (Yahoo!7 via Yahoo!7 News)
Illusionist Derren Brown will attempt to predict the UK lottery results this Wednesday in the first episode of his new television series.
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Sep 2009 02:42:53 GMT

Lance Burton helps out the MDA (KTNV Las Vegas)
Lance Burton took up a collection this past week with his audiences who donated on their way out of the theater doors at the Monte Carlo. The audience members generously donated over $2,500.
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Sep 2009 03:17:33 GMT

Gates open early for Oprah taping - WLS
The playlist included the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson and magician Criss Angel....
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Sep 2009 16:04:00 GMT

Melfort Magician loves to perform for all ages (Melfort Journal)
A Melfort resident has turned his love for performing magic into a job that he loves. Jason Lamoureux also known as Magic Jay is the new manager at Eddy's Pub, but he also works as a magician for everything from kids parties to corporate functions.
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:39:02 GMT

Magician Daniels snubs 'tasteless, sad' Blackpool - Stage
Celebrity magician Paul Daniels has labelled Blackpool “rough, tasteless, bawdy and scruffy”. Daniels made the comments on an internet forum discussing international magic convention FISM, which is due to take place in the town in 2012....
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Sep 2009 10:23:03 GMT+00:00

Magician will headline Madison church 'Family Fun Night' Sept. 19 - Recorder Community Newspapers
Magician David Corsaro will presents a free “family-friendly” magic show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the United Methodist Church in Madison, 24 Madison Ave....
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Sep 2009 09:50:00 GMT

Pass notes 2,644: Derren Brown - The Guardian
Age: 38. Or whatever else he subliminally suggests to you in the course of an apparently innocuous conversation. Appearance: In the tradition of all master magicians -- David Blaine, Paul Daniels, Harry Potter -- indefinably annoying. It's often ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:34:00 GMT

Show packed with U.K. talent to take the Orleans stage (Las Vegas Sun)
Leading up to the Overtures are five acts including magician-comedian Paul Zenon, yo-yo expert Arron Sparks, baton twirler/acrobat Nathalie Enterline and vocalist Ben Stone, the producer’s son. Magician/comedian Jeff Hobson, a longtime favorite in Las Vegas, will host the show. Stone, a magician, has been producing variety shows in Great Britain and the United States for more than 30 years.
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Sep 2009 09:18:08 GMT

Women's Club featuring magician Garry Carson (Evansville Courier & Press)
Voted Las Vegas' No. 1 family entertainment show two years in a row, "Making Magic Happen" is a 75-minute show featuring magician Garry Carson and his wife, Kelsey, who entertain the audience with illusions, comedy and exotic animals....
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:32:51 GMT

Paul Daniels urges Derren Brown to get one wrong in lottery trick (u.tv)
Paul Daniels has backed Derren Brown to pull off his attempt to predict tonight's lottery numbers, but the former TV magician is not so sure Brown should fulfill his promise to reveal the secret later this week.
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:02:48 GMT

Jack On The Box: Derren Brown - Entertainment.uk.msn.com
Over the last nine years, Derren's television series, stunts and specials have baffled and confounded us. This autumn he is back on our screens with four new tricks, or "Events" as he calls them. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Sep 2009 15:11:00 GMT

Magician predicts lottery numbers (The Inquisitr)
The British magician Derren Brown predicted lottery numbers on live television. But how did he do it? Was is a scam? This Friday thousands of Brits will tune in to Channel 4, when magician Derren Brown will reveal how he managed to do the impossible: Guess the numbers for the midweekly National Lottery, before they were [...]
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:13:23 GMT

Derren Brown's trick - an amateur magician writes - guardian.co.uk
Brown is a wonderful card manipulator as well as being what is called a "mentalist", which is what he does most of now. He got tired of traditional magic and found that big-stage, big-event mentalism was a winner....
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:44:01 GMT+00:00

'Theater of Illusion': Magicians Bring Innovative Show to Montgomery - California Chronicle
Today, it's all about spectacle, drama, danger and personality -- and Kevin and Cindy Spencer consider themselves "masters of the new magic theater."
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:58:51 GMT+00:00

Magicians appear right out of thin air for Magic in the Rockies - The Coloradoan
Headliners for the show are Wayne Dobson, David Williamson, Charlie Frye & Company, Arthur Trace, Joe Givan & Carol Massie/The Dream Masterz and Leland Faulkner...
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:11:21 GMT+00:00

Magicians together - Foster's Daily Democrat
Magicians together Foster's Daily Democrat Courtesy photo Dover-based magician BJ Hickman poses with international magic star Shimada during the International Brotherhood of Magicians annual ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Sep 2009 08:45:40 GMT+00:00

Secret of Derren's Lottery plottery - The Sun
THE Lotto "miracle" performed by telly illusionist Derren Brown left millions mystified - but today The Sun can reveal how he might have done it. We reckon the slick magician used a "split screen" technique to make it look like he had correctly ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Sep 2009 02:31:00 GMT

DERREN BROWN: THE EVENTS - Daily Star
SHOWMAN and illusionist Derren Brown, Britain’s likeable answer to David Blaine, brings us the first of four Friday night specials, follow-ups to Brown’s 10-minute live stunts on Wednesday nights that are meant to be among the most challenging of his career – and also, happily, extremely brief, sparing us from staring at him in dangling boxes or giant ice cubes for hours on end....
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:56:00 GMT

Cirque de Soleil rethinks the franchise - Variety
Anyone who thinks they know the kind of people who attend a Cirque du Soleil show -- old enough to be affluent, arty enough to embrace risk, highly influenced by critics and artistic tastemakers -- should spend time in line at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. "Criss Angel: Believe" is a different kind of Cirque show for a different kind of crowd....
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:41:00 GMT

David Blaine: What Is Magic? -- C4, 10pm - This is Sentinel
THOUGH he's best known for his high-profile stunts of endurance – going without food, being frozen in a block of ice, watching an omnibus of Emmerdale – David Blaine, pictured, is going back to basics doing the kind of magic that first made him famous – card tricks, pulling rabbits from hats....
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:52:00 GMT

Canton magician to perform at venue in Washington, Ill. - Canton Daily Ledger
Mitch Williams, a Canton resident and sleight-of-hand artist who has won international awards, will present "The ART of Magic!" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be one show only of Williams' one-man magical theater performance. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit local charities and school organizations....
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:20:54 GMT+00:00

Magicians perform at Winchester Center - KNPR
Four local magicians will have "A Night of Deception" fundraisers for Winchester Cultural Center's youth arts programs on September 12, starting at 2 and 7 p.m. Paul Draper, Tyas Frantz, Scott Hitchcock, and Chuck Lane will perform in the center's theater....
Publ.Date : Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:03:53 GMT+00:00

How to predict lottery numbers (The Inquisitr)
On Wednesday magician Derren Brown predicted the lottery numbers in the British “Midweek Lotto Draw”. Last night he “revealed” how he did it or did he?
Publ.Date : Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:58:05 GMT

Derren Brown: How to Win the Lottery (Channel 4) (Times Online)
The big news by ten o'clock last night was meant to have been: Derren Brown reveals how he predicted Wednesday's lottery results. Let me give you my bongs. Bong! We still don't know. Bong! Magician breaks promise to a nation. Bong! Derren Brown turns from most intriguing man on television to the most irritating.
Publ.Date : Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:45:47 GMT

Profile on Derren Brown: Numbers up, but not the game - Scotsman
"IT MAY not work. If it doesn't work, it will be potentially massively embarrassing," said Derren Brown, on the eve of his attempt to predict the winning National Lottery numbers on live television. It worked, of course – magicians whose rabbits won't come out of hats struggle to make a living....
Publ.Date : Sat, 12 Sep 2009 23:08:00 GMT

Derren Brown's Lottery 'truth' seen by 4.4m - Digital Spy
Derren Brown's explanation of his controversial Lottery stunt pulled in a huge audience for Channel 4 on Friday night. A further 440k (2.8%) watched the programme on Channel 4+1, then the documentary David Blaine: What Is Magic? had 1.61m (9.7%) for ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Sep 2009 09:38:00 GMT

Magic man's star turns (Belfast Telegraph)
Magicman Keith Barry has revealed that Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves was once so spooked by him that he fled a Los Angeles restaurant in fear. The Irish magician, who is touring Northern Ireland, said the Matrix star later asked him to come to a party at his house to entertain his guests....
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Sep 2009 10:49:42 GMT

Magic man (Sydney Morning Herald)
Randy Pitchford has been making magic for almost his whole life. The CEO and President of Gearbox Software wrote his first game (a simple text adventure) when he was just 11 or 12, and helped pay his way through studies at the University of California by working as a professional magician. Randy accepted the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences award for best PC Action Game for Gearbox's ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Sep 2009 03:19:16 GMT

High-Wire Act - New York Magazine
Neil Patrick Harris is a magician. I mean this literally: Harris is on the board of directors of the Magic Castle, that dorky-fabulous private club in Los Angeles, where the world’s magicians gather to carouse in black tie and exchange intra-magical secrets—an institution memorably parodied on Arrested Development as the Gothic Castle. He attends meetings to set club policy. Last October, he hosted the Magic Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, and recently directed another member’s one-man show.
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Sep 2009 01:31:12 GMT+00:00

 

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