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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 2-8, 2009-

Use Your Illusion: The Magic Castle throws itself a birthday party - Los Angeles Times
The Academy of Magical Arts has a weeklong celebration of magic and illusion planned for the 100th anniversary of the building that has been known as the Magic Castle since 1963. Beginning tonight, the festivities will culminate in a spectacular group show, "It's Magic," at the Kodak Theatre on Nov. 8 featuring performers such as Lance Burton, Jorge Blass, Rudy Coby, Kevin James and Shimada....
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:14:22 GMT+00:00

Fun with magic - Wichita Falls Times Record News
Magician Rob Lake’s show Sunday at the Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Centre might have included the same ol’ card trick — classics of the magic repertoire — but Lake delivers that card trick with a young, hip edge that made the show thoroughly entertaining....
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Nov 2009 06:59:00 GMT

Magician Robby Bennett to begin his charity tour at SFA (The Pine Log)
Service sorority Gamma Kappa Omega is scheduled to host the opening show of the "Where's the Rabbit" $1 Million Charity Drive Tour at SFA. Magician Robby Bennett will open his tour at 7 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Nov 2009 15:12:17 GMT

Cruise ship performances are just magic (Shropshire Star)
Shropshire magician, Paul Dabek has been performing his tricks to the rich and famous on board one of the top British cruise liners.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Nov 2009 08:55:00 GMT

Zac Godbolt has the magic touch (Southern Highland News)
"MY ultimate goal is to perform in Vegas," Zac Godbolt said. And considering that at just 13 years of age he has already established himself as a successful magician, his dream may not be that far off.
Publ.Date : Sun, 01 Nov 2009 22:27:07 GMT

Asia Mega Illusionist & Sexy Female Magician Release 2010 Showreel DVD - WebWire
J C Sum & 'Magic Babe' Ning, who were called "Asia’s most famous illusionists" by The Straits Times, have released their 2010 Illusion Showreel DVD available for international entertainment agents, show producers, event management companies and clients....
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Nov 2009 14:36:00 GMT

Miracle Mile tenants in legal battle over promotion deal - Las Vegas Sun
The owner of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone restaurant and nightlife destination on Monday sued magician Steve Wyrick and his Wyrick Magical Productions Inc., claiming Wyrick has failed to comply with the terms of an August 2008 cross-promotion deal....
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:35:00 GMT

LINCOLN PARK: Injury caused man to pursue lifelong love of magic - Southgate News Herald
After suffering a heart attack 30 years ago, Ted Schave’s life became magical. At the time, Schave was 48 and off work for nearly a year. He studied magic during that time before returning to his transportation career....
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:52:10 GMT+00:00

Carl Ballantine dies at 92; comedy-magician was in 'McHale's Navy ... - Los Angeles Times
Carl Ballantine, the "amazing" comedy-magician and character actor who was part of the World War II PT boat crew on the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. He was 92. Ballantine died in his sleep of age-related causes Tuesday at his home in the ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Nov 2009 01:33:00 GMT

Actor Carl Ballantine dies at 92 - Variety
Actor and magician Carl Ballantine died Nov. 3 in Hollywood of natural causes Nov. 3. He was 92. Born Meyer Kessler in Chicago, he started performing magic tricks as a teenager. He added comedy to the routine, and the Amazing Ballantine was born ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Nov 2009 03:28:00 GMT

Obit: Actor Carl Ballantine Dies at 92 - TheWrap
Actor Carl Ballantine, whose career spanned vaudeville, television, Vegas and Broadway, died Tuesday at his Hollywood home of natural causes. He was 92. Born Meyer Kessler, he started performing magic tricks as a kid, learning them at age 9 from his ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Nov 2009 01:19:00 GMT

Magician Cyril takes a trip round Asia, including Singapore (Xin.sg via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Best known for his magic performances around Japan, you may have watched a video of his most popular hamburger trick at one point or another. Walking towards a framed hamburger menu, he then proceeds to (literally) pick out an actual cheeseburger from the picture, taking a mighty chomp out of it. Later he returns the half-eaten burger back into menu - with a big bite mark still on it.
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Nov 2009 08:18:21 GMT

Interview: Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee - Nottingham Evening Post
Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee were in Nottingham this week to judge the regional finals of the Britain's Bangers Competition at Jass Cafe. ANDREW TRENDELL spoke to them....
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Nov 2009 07:36:00 GMT

Magician Brings Unique Show Family Expo This Weekend (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
This weekend, the Family Expo is coming to the Greater Reading Expo Center. And one of the highlights will be a magician. This afternoon he revealed some of his illusions to WFMZ's Pam Cunningham... and how he performs with his own secret. ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Nov 2009 23:45:38 GMT

The Man Behind the Magic - Wall Street Journal
When the Portuguese magician Luis de Matos made an elephant and a Ferrari disappear in front of 12,000 people in a Lisbon sports stadium for the Expo '98, when the Spaniard Mag Lari cut a person in eight pieces in his 2007 show Secrets, and when a magical chest spat fire, smoke and objects during a recent production at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Carles Ferrandiz was never far away.
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Nov 2009 05:00:11 GMT+00:00

 

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