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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 26-November 1, 2009-

Magician Paul Daniels at Coventry store to relaunch Wizbit - Coventry Telegraph
MAGICIAN Paul Daniels was in Coventry at the weekend to conjure up support for the comeback of his TV cartoon show Wizbit. The character is being revived 25 years after it first hit the television screens with a new series of children's books and ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:38:00 GMT

A year in, Criss Angel's 'Believe' hasn't changed much for the... Las Vegas Sun
Unbelievably, Angel’s “Believe” will hit the one-year mark on Saturday. After a blizzard of hype — $100 million investment! Ten-year contract!...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:02:00 GMT

Magician Jonathan Pendragon of Arroyo Grande to stand trial for ... - San Luis Obispo Tribune
A renowned illusionist accused of threatening his wife and firing a gun near her feet has been ordered to stand trial. San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge John Trice ruled Friday that Jonathan Yarbrough - whose stage name is Jonathan ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:19:00 GM

Here be Monsters - St. John's Telegram
Magician Peter Duchemin is shown with some of the tricks and puppets featured in Abracadabra Magic Theatre's new show "The King of Monsters." - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram There's magic shows, and there's puppet shows. But together? It's like ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:01:00 GMT

Actor Edward Norton lends face, feet to cause - Daily Oklahoman
They'll be joined by about 30 others. Some of them are corporate officials lending their support, others celebrities like singer Alanis Morissette and illusionist David Blaine who can give a public face to a relatively unknown cause. Through T-shirts sponsored by Puma and online donations, the runners had raised close to $500,000 by Monday morning....
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:30:00 GMT

Award-winning sleight of hand artist to entertain in downtown Canton (The Canton Daily Ledger)
“Pumpkins, witches, trick-or-treaters, and magic? That's right, magic,” says Canton magician Mitch Williams as the award-winning sleight of hand artist prepares to perform during Magical Munchkin Masquerade in downtown Canton on Friday, Oct. 30.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:10:11 GMT

I was impressed by tricks, but not the corny lines (AsiaOne)
I LIKE magicians. I really do. Magic requires showmanship akin to art if done well. But the notion of using magic to woo doesn’t quite do it for me. To me, it borders on the cheesy. Besides, how would it be possible to have a one-size-fits-all wooing strategy? When master magician Derick Ho, 27, showcased several Art of Seduction Magic tricks for me, all he got was a “blur” reaction.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Oct 2009 02:24:35 GMT

Judge grants stay in civil lawsuit against Copperfield - Seattle Times
A federal judge has issued a six-month stay in the civil lawsuit filed by a former Miss Washington USA contestant who claims she was raped by illusionist David Copperfield while on his private island in the Bahamas. U.S. District Judge John ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:27:00 GMT

David Copperfield wins stay in assault lawsuit - Tacoma News Tribune
Magician David Copperfield has won a six-month stay in a lawsuit filed by a Seattle woman who contends Copperfield sexually assaulted her while she was a guest on his private island in the Bahamas. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour stayed the case ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Oct 2009 02:11:00 GMT

Local magician raises money for breast cancer awareness (Lahontan Valley News)
Teenage magician Sean Paranuk will present a special Halloween show - An Evening of Magic with Sean - at 7 p.m. Friday at the Churchill County High School theatre for $4 per person.
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Oct 2009 02:56:37 GMT

Magician entertains at Ladera school (Canyons, Coto, Ladera & RSM News)
A disappearing principal and a levitating student were among the highlights of a performance by magician Brock Edwards at Oso Grande Elementary School's family night on Monday.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:38:13 GMT

Ellusionist has upped the ante with the release of a new custom deck of playing cards: The Arcane deck. Just in time for the holidays, the unique, seductive Arcane deck will make a great gift for magicians and card players alike. Arcane is the first in Ellusionist’s new line of Signature playing cards. This deck features a dark, cryptic theme featuring glyphs written on ribbons of parchment....
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Oct 2009 05:05:55 GMT+00:00

Sleuthing magician casts spell on NBC - Variety
NBC is conjuring a drama series revolving around a crime-solving magician in Las Vegas. Untitled project hails from Universal Media Studios, scribe Dan Fesman ("NCIS"), producer David Percelay and helmer Jon Amiel ("Entrapment"). Fesman is writing ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Oct 2009 03:00:00 GMT

At The Shore Today - Atlantic City Press
Who Is He: Jason Bishop is an internationally recognized illusionist, who was the youngest person to win the Magician's Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award and one of the youngest people to compete in the Society of American Magicians World-Class ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Oct 2009 05:38:00 GMT

Freaky Body Illusions - Coolest Gadgets
Grown up on a diet of illusionists and magicians, that you want to emulate the careers of David Blaine and David Copperfield instead of taking the traditional engineer/doctor/lawyer route? The Freaky Body Illusions set ought to get you started on the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:14:00 GMT

Magician bringing act to Garden Theatre (West Orange Times)
If you see a car being driven by a blindfolded man Saturday night, don't be alarmed. That's just magician Dan Stapleton making his grand entrance for his show at the Garden Theatre in downtown Winter Garden.
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:27:02 GMT

Magician to explain, but he's not telling all (Billings Gazette)
"Whatever people think a psychic is, that's what I am," said mentalist Paul Draper. "There's a great quote from a magician named Dunninger. 'For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice.' "
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Oct 2009 05:01:12 GMT

Why doesn't NBC just remake The Magician? -
Of course, NBC already had a show called The Magician that was about... a crime-solving magician! I loved this show. It starred Bill Bixby, pre- Hulk . It's the show Mulder was watching when Samantha was kidnapped
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Oct 2009 23:03:00 GMT

Magician Paul Daniels in Bristol for sausage tasting (This is Bristol)
Magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee will be in Bristol next week searching for the magic of the British banger.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:21:00 GMT

Magician wins international competition -
When Richard Forget was eight years old, he wanted to be Harry Houdini. After getting a magic kit for Christmas, he begged his parents to take him to the Houdini Museum on Niagara Falls' Clifton Hill. "I always assumed his life was on the line with every stunt that he did," the Scarborough magician recalled last week....
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:49:29 GMT+00:00

Stone Ridge welcomes French magician for language program - Business Gazette
The school played host to Olmac, a French magician, who played with both the students' youthful enthusiasm and their burgeoning academic minds.
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Oct 2009 08:44:16 GMT+00:00

Halloween 2009: Houdini Seance on the Internet October 31st… - Examiner
The great magician and conjurer, Harry Houdini died on Halloween on October 31st in 1926. The numerous movies and books published about his enigmatic life generally mention that he spent a good deal of time trying to contact his mother from beyond ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:20:00 GMT

Magician conjures an improved image - Shanghai Daily
So Armando Lucero, 53, resident of Los Angeles and currently living in temporary digs on Xiangyang Road S., didn't fit the conventional view of a magician as I met him this week in the classy tea shop on the ground floor of Bund 18. He is a wiry man of olive complexion with a slight stature, an engaging personality and a mind that enjoys ranging across a variety of discussion points. No glitzy vest and bow tie or shiny shoes.
Publ.Date : Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:02:17 GMT+00:00

Cyril is simply magical! - Manila Bulletin
Keeping true to the belief that the Suntec Fountain of Wealth brings fortune to those who wish from it, Cyril, the magician, who was standing at the middle of the fountain, produced loads of cash from the air just by snapping his fingers. The few people allowed to be near the fountain to watch him were in awe as he concocted a fountain of money for a few seconds. What followed after made his audience’s jaws dropped as he bent backward and seemed to have laid down on air a la Keanu Reeves in the “Matrix” movie....
Publ.Date : Sat, 31 Oct 2009 09:58:12 GMT+00:00

Magician nails headline prediction - Herald-Bulletin
The illusionist managed Saturday to keep about $15,000 – $100 per audience member – when he correctly predicted the front page content of the Halloween edition of The Herald Bulletin weeks in advance....
Publ.Date : Sun, 01 Nov 2009 03:25:00 GMT

Mattioli’s magic leaves residents dumbfounded at City Center (The Peninsula)
Acclaimed magician Jay Mattioli, winner of numerous international prizes who became popular all around the world through reality television show “America’s Got Talent”, has been entertaining people visiting the City Center Doha with his amazing performances.
Publ.Date : Sun, 01 Nov 2009 02:31:24 GMT

The Science of Magic: Not Just Hocus-Pocus - CBS News
"What makes for a successful trick?" Blackstone asked Teller, who never says a word on stage. He broke his silence for our interview (but insisted that we not show his moving lips). "The core of a successful trick is an interesting and beautiful idea," he said, "that taps into something that you would like to have happen. One of the things we do in our live show is I squeeze handfuls of water and they turn into cascades of money. That's an interesting and beautiful idea....
Publ.Date : Sun, 01 Nov 2009 16:18:00 GMT

Illusionist Jason Bishop to amaze, entertain - Monroe Evening News
Whatever you call it, Jason Bishop promises to conjure up an amazing show when he visits the River Raisin Centre for the Arts Friday night. "I do a double levitation, I make it snow inside the theater … I have the largest touring illusion show in the country," Mr. Bishop said in a recent telephone interview. "It’s definitely a unique show," he said....
Publ.Date : Sun, 01 Nov 2009 17:53:14 GMT+00:00


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