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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 19-25, 2009-

ILLUSIONAIRE: The Magic of Lyn Dillies - Valdosta Daily Times
Illusions transformed a shy young girl into a grand stage presence. That’s the back story of Illusionaire’s Lyn Dillies, who presents the first show in the 2009-10 season of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts’ Presenter Series Tuesday night.
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:53:47 GMT+00:00

Needham Ray of Hope award given to twin magicians - Wicked Local (blog)
For several years, Jeremy and Jourdan Steel have volunteered at the Long Island Shelter in Boston, where they served food and entertained more than 400 men and women with their magic act using sleight of hand and card tricks. In addition, they have performed magic shows at both the Needham and Wellesley senior centers....
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:15:45 GMT+00:00

Master Illusionist Harris III Deceives Thousands On Sens De Vie Tour
Since receiving a magic set from his grandmother at the age of 9, HARRIS III (formerly known as BJ Harris) has been fascinated with magic, illusion and how easily the senses are deceived. At age 11, he gave his first public performances. Today, at the age of 26, he is a classically trained, award-winning, master illusionist, and an expert in the art of deception. He has performed for more than one million people in more than twelve nations on five continents....
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:15:20 GMT+00:00

Your Brain on Magic - NHPR
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that disappearing elephant thing is a trick. And all those lovely magicians’ assistant sawed in half and then put back together, sources now reveal that those sequined ladies weren’t cut in two after all! From Harry Houdini to Penn and Teller, the illusionist manipulates our attention and exploits the human tendency to get distracted while pulling a fast one...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:45:00 GMT

Local performer brings storytelling to magic show - Indiana Daily Student
Jim Keplinger has performed his magic for everyone from foreign dignitaries to passersby on the street. Tuesday at The Venue Fine Arts & Gifts, he performed for the first time in Bloomington....
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Oct 2009 03:38:00 GMT

Franke Center to present music, magic - Daily Reporter
"We've conjured up a great Halloween Magic Show," said magician Phillip Hagerty, who performs magical illusions....
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:47:00 GMT

Non-profit to host world renowned magician - Star Community Newspapers
Departing from that tradition Crossroads will host a magic show performed by International Magician of the Year Rob Lake. "People will be impressed with the quality of the show," said Justin Nichols, "It’s not just pulling a rabbit out of a hat. He has toured Japan, Disney and Vegas."...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:52:00 GMT

Just Say 'No' - Valdosta Daily Times
The wonders of magic transfixed students at Hahira Elementary School on Thursday. The magic tricks also gave magician Magic Marc Dunston a chance to impart important information to the students about staying away from drugs and listening ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 02:17:00 GMT

Heavy mental show in DC Saturday - DISCOVER
I just found out that my friend, fellow skeptic, multiple TAM speaker, and top-notch magician Jamy Ian Swiss will be performing his Heavy Mental show on Saturday at the HQ for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (!) in Washington ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 01:27:00 GMT

Gamma Kappa Omega to host magician next month (The Pine Log)
Bennett started doing magic when he was 5 years old after he got a magic kit from Disney World for his birthday. "I started seriously doing magic when I was 9, because I was sick for a couple of years, and it gave me something to do when I was bored at home," Bennett said. "After I got back to school I started doing shows professionally, and by the time I was 13 or 14 I began performing on Broadway, in Las Vegas and in Lubbock as well."...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:09:59 GMT

WSU graduate adds magic touch to 'Sleepy Hollow' - Ogden Standard-Examiner
To capture the magical feel of a New England village bewitched by poltergeists in his new musical, "Sleepy Hollow," writer/director Jim Christian tapped the talents of a former student. That would be Paul Draper, an esteemed Las Vegas magician/illusionist/mind reader whose work has been seen on ABC, A&E, the History Channel and HGTV, among other networks....
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 02:10:00 GMT

Voila! Magic Chicago. - Chicago Tribune
The Edgewater Presbyterian Church, a gray four-story monolith on Bryn Mawr Avenue that was built before the Depression, is an unlikely location for some of magic's most renowned performers to appear. Even more unlikely is the theater space inside ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:17:00 GMT

What's Hot on SlashControl: Criss Angel Mindfreak - Halloween Special -
I'm kind of mesmerized by Criss Angel . He's definitely one freaky guy -- or is that mindfreaky? -- and every time I surf by him, I have to back up and watch whatever unbelievable, death-defying stunt he's performing. For one thing, he looks like a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:00:00 GMT

Halloween 2009: Local magician describes his craft as 'experimental' - Toledo Free Press
Magicians across the country will celebrate National Magic Week, October 25 through 31, including Toledo’s own magician Dorian Grey....
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 04:05:45 GMT+00:00

Magic. MAGIC! - Hecklers
After the jump you’ll see a video from street magician Dynamo. He’s a bit like David Blaine in a way, except he doesn’t draw eyes on his hands and therefore isn’t as much of a tit. But we digress....
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:59:00 GMT

Neuroscientists And Magicians Mingle At Conference - WBUR
Thousands of neuroscientists gathered in Chicago this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Science News writer Laura Sanders reports on the highlights, including a symposium where magicians and neuroscientists discussed their common ground: the mind.
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:33:43 GMT+00:00

Calif magician to stand trial for threats to wife (San Diego Union-Tribune)
San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge John Trice ruled Friday that Jonathan Yarbrough – whose stage name is Jonathan Pendragon – must stand trial on felony charges of assault with a firearm, making criminal threats and other charges that could result in a decade in jail.
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Oct 2009 06:03:26 GMT

Magician Ryan Lawrence hopes to draw people back to magic -
Magician and entertainer Ryan Lawrence wants attendees at his "Vanishing Art" show to reopen their eyes and ears to what he sees as a struggling form of entertainment. "I think in the 21st century, it's become more of the butt end of a joke than ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 05:02:00 GMT

Magician has bag of tricks for Halloween (The Buffalo News)
Halloween's the time of scary magic --when, according to legend, spirits of the dead walk the earth. And no one conjures that magic better than illusionist Mike Baron, assisted by his wife, Annie.
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Oct 2009 11:36:49 GMT

Magicians perform their escape tricks at amphitheater - StandardNet
With 10 seconds to go, Bruce Bunnell was still struggling with a lock that had his neck clamped in prime position for decapitation. With five seconds to go, a worried child asked her mom if he would get out. The clock hands hesitated....
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Oct 2009 04:38:30 GMT+00:00


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