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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 12-18, 2009-

Gearbox's Pitchford: Magic, Video Games Have A Lot In Common (Gamasutra)
Gearbox Software co-founder Randy Pitchford recalls his days as a professional magician, and explains how he believes magic and game design have similar goals, as well as similar techniques to achieve those goals....
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2009 01:24:46 GMT

Vaudeville Extravaganza! - City Pages
Mikael the Mime (a.k.a. Mikael Rudolph) typically ends his show by stating, "Laughter is good medicine." Here's a heaping spoonful of proof: Some very sought-after colleagues have been tickling the funny bone in this two-week extravaganza to help him ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:33:00 GMT

Magic acts lined up for Halloween (Maroondah Journal)
A MAGICIAN dubbed the modern day Harry Houdini is coming to Maroondah this month for a special Halloween performance. Cosentino will perform two shows, paying tribute to Houdini's honoured classics 83 years to the day since his death.
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2009 02:29:36 GMT

Magician Peter Boie Performed Friday Night for Family Weekend Crowd - The Breeze
Magic is not a go-to form of entertainment in the modern day. It’s also a challenge to convince JMU students to see a magician on a Friday night. Those who did come out to pack the Taylor Down Under sitting area were treated to an evening that surprised and entertained, compliments of Boston magician Peter Boie.
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Oct 2009 04:32:01 GMT+00:00

Circus magic: A magician hosts Zing Zang Zoom (The Telegraph)
The Greatest Show on Earth brings magic to the circus for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's Zing Zang Zoom. "Zing" master Alex Ramon, 24, became the first magician to work for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey in one of its live productions.
Publ.Date : Wed, 14 Oct 2009 02:39:45 GM

Inside the Beltway (The Washington Times)
HOUDINI FACTOR We like to get our political wisdom from a variety of places. With that in mind, we queried Curtis Lovell II - a Los Angeles-based escape artist and magician - for his advice to politicians who have, uh, gotten themselves into a bind. Keep in mind, Mr. Lovell has been buried alive, shackled and dropped into the Singapore River and once sawed Paris Hilton in half. So he ought to ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:45:21 GMT

Magician's illusions carry a message of fire safety to Deptford ... - Bridgeton News
DEPTFORD TWP. Professional magician Al Belmont brought his innovative act to Holy Trinity Regional School on Wednesday to teach students important fire safety lessons. "Many children have already experienced unexpected fires in their homes and that's ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 06:09:00 GMT

A nod to the art and fun of bar tricks - Chicago Tribune
Last month, Streeter's Tavern hosted an event titled It's Tricky. Head trickster was Matt Kubinski, who has a permanent trick up his sleeve in the form of a question-mark tattoo on his left forearm. By day he's the marketing manager for this tavern. By night he's a bar-trick expert....
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 05:40:00 GMT

Copperfield still able to find inspiration for the next big trick (Peoria Journal Star)
David Copperfield has been featured in decades of network television events and taken his magic act around the world. He's a Las Vegas staple and a millionaire, gracing the cover of Forbes and Esquire magazines. He owns a private island in the Bahamas. The magician is known to give up to 500 performances a year. According to his press materials, he's made the Statue of Liberty disappear, walked ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:06:48 GMT

One of the world's top mystifiers, Mike Super performs at the Weinberg ... - Frederick News-Post
Mike Super has performed magic since he was 6, after a magician at Disney World set him off. His mother urged him to get on some of the rides, but he was too spellbound by the performer to go anywhere else. "Little did she know," he said. "I became ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:52:00 GMT

Local Moms and Dads Name Rhode Island Magician Ventriloquist Steve Zany Best Kids Party Entertainer in Nickelodeon's ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Parents throughout Southern New England vote for R.I. magician ventriloquist Steve Zany of Attleboro, Mass. as best kids party entertainer and make him their top pick in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards.
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 07:01:00 GMT

The Tri-Cities Magicians' Society meeting Tuesday - Clarksville Online
The Tri-Cities Magicians’ Society, a group of magicians from Clarksville, Ft. Campbell, and Hopkinsville, meets the third Tuesday of each month to have dinner, talk magic, share tricks & ideas, and plan shows and events....
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 22:39:45 GMT+00:00

Greg Frewin world's magician of the year (Welland Tribune)
Ask Niagara Falls magician Greg Frewin how many awards he has won, and he might respond "Which year?"
One of the most decorated illusionists in the industry has little left to prove at this point. His Ellen Ave. theatre is full of plaques, trophies and accolades.
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Oct 2009 03:49:18 GMT

Bellingham magician and card whiz sets 'faro shuffle' record (The Bellingham Herald)
Not long ago, Bellingham magician John Walton became captivated with being one of the few people capable of 10 consecutive tricky "faro shuffles" of a card deck. He had no idea he would become skilled enough for 2,784 shuffles in a 12-hour period.
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:03:02 GMT

Magician performs at Longmont High (The Longmont Times-Call)
When Garry Carson was 10, growing up in the Colorado Springs area, he was in a serious sledding accident. His injuries dashed his aspirations to be an athlete. But they led to new interests. “My parents got me a magic kit when I was in the hospital,” he said. Four years later, he started on his career as a professional magician.
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:29:01 GMT

Criss Angel taking a break from 'Believe' - (Las Vegas Sun)
The lights have gone out on Criss Angel’s Cirque du Soleil show, “Believe” – but not for long. The cast and crew of the city’s most loved-by-Loyals/loathed-by-critics Cirque show is taking the week off as part of a previously scheduled break....
Publ.Date : Oct 12, 2009‎

Todd Robbins brings "Carnival Knowledge" to Marlboro College's ... - Bennington Banner
His one-man show combines stories behind the creation of famous carnival sideshow stunts such as the human blockhead, light bulb-eating, walking over broken glass, fire-breathing and sword-swallowing with the actual performance of those feats by ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Oct 2009 03:14:00 GMT

Experience the magic, study the magic - Science Magazine (blog)
"Magicians for centuries have been hijacking our brains... to make us believe in the impossible," said Society for Neuroscience (SfN) president Tom Carew as he introduced magicians Eric Mead and Apollo Robbins this morning at the SfN annual meeting in Chicago. "There's no better way to find out how our brains work, and by extension how our minds work, than by finding out how we can be deceived," Carew said....
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:00:16 GMT+00:00

Master Magician, Paul Dwork, at Fillmore Ebell Club (The Fillmore Gazette)
The Fillmore Ebell Club will be entertained this month byVentriloquist Creator and Master Magician, Paul Dwork, at the Veterans Memorial building on October 27, 2009.
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Oct 2009 07:08:12 GMT

Magic for neuroscientists - Science News
Magicians and neuroscientists may not seem like a likely match, but they have one important thing in common: A fascination with the brain. As Science News pointed out in this article about science and magic in April, neuroscientists delve deep into the human mind to see how things like attention, perception and memory work, while magicians manipulate these very same things to confound their audience.
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:39:52 GMT+00:00


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