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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 9-15, 2009-
John Gaughan and Charles ReynoldsJohn Gaughan and Charles Reynolds reminiscing about the very special illusion they are standing in front of at the 11th Los Angeles Conference On Magic on November 7th. It was used by Doug Henning on his fourth television special which both consulted on. It was only used one time and has been in storage until now. (11/15/09: A MagicTimes Photo).

Carl Ballantine, Comedian Who Played a Magician, Dies at 92 - New York Times
Carl Ballantine, an inveterate quipmeister whose stand-up comedy persona, an incompetent magician known as the Amazing Ballantine or Ballantine the Great, predated and influenced the antic characters of Steve Martin and others, died on Nov. 3 at his ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Nov 2009 05:23:00 GMT

Exhibition Considers how Art and Magic often Share Common Ground - Art Daily
"Magic Show", curated by artist Jonathan Allen and writer Sally O'Reilly, includes work by 24 international artists, with new commissions and performances, and an archive of historical posters, curious props and off-beat ephemera from the world of theatrical magic. The exhibition demonstrates how art and magic both flourish in the grey area between fact and fiction, where the audience is not sure whether to believe their own eyes, and considers the potential of trickery and illusion to undermine the logical thought. ....
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Nov 2009 03:58:00 GMT

Magician sentenced to death - Saudi Gazette
After a two-year trial, a Madina court sentenced a Lebanese man, 47, to death Monday for practicing black magic. The court held 10 hearing sessions to review the list of charges presented by the general prosecutor including using black ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:01:00 GMT

Two Burtons make magic - Las Vegas Sun
I recently spent an enjoyably magical day with two top-billed illusionists, catching back to back performances by the Burtons -- Nathan Burton and Lance Burton, that is. Though they share a surname, the two are not related and they take very different stylistic approaches.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Nov 2009 10:03:15 GMT+00:00

Magician comes to HUB (Penn State Collegian)
Justin Kredible, a magician, will perform at 8:30 tonight in Paul Robeson Cultural Center's Heritage Hall. He said humor is an important part of his act and always enjoys performing for college students.
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:09:24 GMT

YouTube Magician Deserts Family on Thanksgiving and Travels to Baltic Sea to Mystify Fans for Free (PRWeb)
This Thanksgiving, NYC based Children's Magician, Marco Frezza will leave his wife and two boys, ages 2 and 5, to award his biggest YouTube fan, 12 year old Estonian boy, Jako Jogi, with a free all expense paid magic show.
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:12:04 GMT

Someone You Should Know: Ryan Shadow, Magician - CBS 2 Chicago
A really good magic trick doesn't just leave you guessing. It leaves you thinking, because there's more to magic than meets the eye. Just watch Chicago illusionist Ryan Shadow. CBS 2'S Harry Porterfield reports. Watch closely. They say that seeing is ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Nov 2009 01:37:00 GMT

David Blaine Stops by Eve, Inspires New Cocktail - Washington City Paper
Yesterday afternoon, Y&H received an emergency e-mail from Meshelle Armstrong over at Restaurant Eve. Illusionist and endurance specialist David Blaine was in the house!, she wrote. And apparently not hanging upside down by wires....
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:00:00 GMT

THE MAGICIANS Come and be fooled -- by some of the best - Allentown Morning Call
These are among the greatest magicians in the world. And one of their best-kept secrets is that for the past 34 years they have been meeting in Kutztown to practice their craft among each other at the Kutztown Magic Convention.
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:56:37 GMT+00:00

Widdershin's Magic Shop - KSDK
At Widdershin's Magic Shop in Wentzville you can learn all sorts of tricks to amaze your friends! The newest way to learn magic is on a DVD! You can even learn how to perform magic tricks on your iphone. One thing is for sure, magicians are never short on ways to clown around. Luckily this magician's friend was there to help...Sort of....
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Nov 2009 22:07:44 GMT+00:00

Magician Bill Blagg III to perform in Springfield - Union-News & Sunday Republican
Some entertainers' careers seem to ascend almost magically. Ironically, this was not the case for magician Bill Blagg III. Blagg, who will bring his Las Vegas-style magic show to CityStage on Friday and Saturday, had too take a blue collar approach to becoming a top-flight illusionist....
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Nov 2009 09:58:00 GMT

The Magic Castle's Centennial -
High above the Magic Castle in Hollywood, a man was dangling upside down from a crane that was hoisting him 100 feet in the air. When the crane stopped, the man struggled to escape from the vintage straightjacket that bound him. Of course there was a cheering celebrity crowd below, because the Houdini-like stunt was part of the Magic Castle’s 100th anniversary....
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:17:50 GMT+00:00

Weekend: Welcome to the Theatre of Illusion (The Findlay Courier)
Spencers Theatre of Illusion has been redefining the art of illusion for years as they shatter the stereotypes of traditional magician and assistant roles. The Spencers were just named the 2009 Magicians of the Year by the International Society of Magicians, which has recognized other top performers such as David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Criss Angel, and Siegfried & Roy. They also have been ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Nov 2009 05:24:07 GMT


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