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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 16-22, 2009-
Lenny Greenfader and Meir YedidLeonard Greenfader (February 24, 1919-May 24, 2009) who died at the age of 90 was affectionately known as Lenny and was one of the most influential magicians in New York City during the second half of the twentieth century.

CLICK HERE: To read a tribute to Lenny and what made him special. Also take a peek into the New York City magic scene in the 1970s and 80s. (11/22/09: A MagicTimes Photo).

Staten Island teen wins top magician honors - Staten Island Advance
Teen magician Tommy Wind makes lovely assistants float in the air as effortlessly as some teenage boys shoot basketball hoops. Proving himself the best in his field for his age? Now that takes extreme effort....
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:04:00 GMT

New Book Release Reveals the Magic Behind Marketing and Creating a Six-Figure Business (PRWeb)
In his new book, Big Birthday Party Business, magician John Carlson, the most sought-after children’s entertainer in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area, shares his insights and tips on having a lucrative career as a children’s birthday party entertainer.
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:14:28 GMT

Magician Michael Turco returns to Bally's Palace Theater - Shore News Today
Magician Michael Turco returns with his acclaimed high-energy magic and illusion act, “Wonder,” Nov. 28 – Jan. 2 at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City....
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:51:10 GMT+00:00

Magician's show sparks interest in recycling (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
Nick Roth came to school Monday a regular boy. By lunchtime, the North Cedar Elementary School fourth-grader was anointed an honorary, albeit temporary, magician by Greg Allen, a true-life magic man with the traveling "Magic of Recycling" show.
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:52:01 GMT

Do you believe in magic? - Minneapolis Star Tribune
You'd think a magician would get enough satisfaction by getting through an act without actually sawing a woman in half or having a pigeon leave doo-doo in his sleeve. Alas, sorcerers appear to need more than that, which explains the existence of "The ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2009 03:40:00 GMT

Rise and fall of the Indian rope trick - The Independent
By any standard, Ishamuddin Khan is a man of remarkable talents. Back in 1995, this traditional Indian magician or madari, completed the first successful outdoor performance of a trick that had been whispered about for centuries but that no one ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:26:00 GMT

Cyril's magic set to conquer Asia - Manila Bulletin
For internationally renowned magician Cyril, his audience from the countries he has performed his magic shows were different from each other. And with his TV special premiering on Thursday night on AXN Asia aptly entitled “Cyril: Simply Magic,” he is set to conquer his Asian audience with his magic!
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:22:22 GMT+00:00

Deployed magician brings laughter, entertainment to Iraq - Black Anthem
Chief Warrant Officer William "Scott" Anderson, a Canby, Ore., resident and medevac pilot for 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, prepares an illusion during his magic show for Task Force Double Eagle at Joint Base Balad October 31. U.S. Army ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2009 23:57:00 GMT

Magician Bill Blagg III comes to CityStage this weekend - Union-News & Sunday Republican
And, if you want a sneak peak at the magic of Bill Blagg come on down to CityStage for our Evening of Indulgence tonight! We'll have hors d'oeuvres, amazing vendors featuring great holiday gift ideas...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:18:00 GMT

Teen magician has magic in the blood (Easy Reader)
Jeff Favor fanned his deck out in front of me and gave that eternal request, the trademark of his craft: "Pick a card, any card." I drew the queen of clubs and replaced it into the deck without showing him. He shuffled, put the cards behind his back, and without warning gave a violent wheezing cough. I watched, terrified and enthralled, as Favor extracted from his mouth the queen of clubs, folded twice in half.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:29:54 GMT

Bob Kerr: It's the wonder that keeps us asking for more - Providence Journal
The magician put his cards on the table. He told me to put my hand on top of the deck and feel the vibe from a particular card. I didn’t feel any vibe, but I picked the 10 of hearts. The magician picked up the deck and found the 10 of hearts — the only card in the deck that was face up with a backing different than the other cards....
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 03:08:20 GMT+00:00

Steve On Steve: The Most Magical Night Of ALL TIME - DEALBREAKER
I’m not sure why you would need details further than that but here’s the deal: there’s a famous magician named Steve Cohen who performs at the Waldorf. On December 8th he’s doing a charity show for hunger organized by the Inside Sports and Entertainment Group sponsored by our Steve, who will be in the audience and, fingers-crossed, acting as an assistant.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:43:00 GMT

Billionaires, Millionaires...and a Magician Team Up for Global Hunger - PR Newswire
Billionaires, millionaires, media personalities, and just plain folk will join forces to support the Mercy Corps Action Center to End World Hunger on Tuesday, December 8th at the Magic4Mercy Benefit featuring the world-renowned magician/mind reader/illusionist extraordinaire Steve Cohen....
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:40:00 GMT

Magic competition casts its spell on Steven (17) - Hexham Courant
Magician Steven Bridges (17), of Thorngrafton, near Bardon Mill, will battle it out with 10 other finalists from across the UK to win the www.1click2fame.com competition and £25,000 in prize money....
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:55:00 GMT

Harry Potter's favourite magician (Ilford Recorder)
HARRY Potter's favourite magician, illusionist Paul Kieve, hosts a Magic Festival at Stratford Circus later this month, writes MATT TROLLOPE.
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:58:23 GMT

Young Ewell magician wins award in London - Your Local Guardian
A young magician scooped a couple of awards after impressing audience and judges at a national competition. Jamie Longcake, 12, won the annual ‘J-day’ competition at the Young Magicians Club, the youth section of the Magic Circle in London.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:03:37 GMT+00:00

Neil Patrick Harris' fave picture - New York Post
Neil Patrick Harris is single-handedly making magicians cool again. So for his pictorial in the GQ Men of the Year issue, he brought a long a few of his furry friends, which resulted in what he calls "one of my favorite pictures." ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:08:18 GMT+00:00

Houdini items head to Houston - Battle Creek Enquirer
Just like Houdini himself, some of the master magician's artifacts have disappeared from the American Museum of Magic in Marshall. But they'll be back. About 20 items from the Marshall museum are going to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to be ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Nov 2009 02:32:00 GMT

Dan Frischman - actor, magician, author - signs new book Dec. 5, 6 - Recorder Community Newspapers
Former Whippany resident Dan Frischman, perhaps best known as “Arvid” on ABC’s “Head of the Class” and as “Chris” on Nickelodeon's “Kenan & Kel,” will sign his new comedic kid's novel, "Jackson and Jenks, Master Magicians,” at two Barnes & Noble stores Dec. 5 and 6....
Publ.Date : Sat, 21 Nov 2009 21:10:00 GMT

Cindy Lange-Kubick: The magic of the boy's magic - Lincoln Journal Star
Last Saturday, as always, the 7-year-old attended the monthly meeting of the Lincoln Magic Club - Chapter 293 of the Society of American Magicians - of which he is a card-carrying member....
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Nov 2009 05:45:00 GMT

T-REX Takes Detour into World of Street Magic - Yahoo Finance
The Campagna Motors team is excited to announce that it has delivered its new 2010 Campagna T-REX 14R to the world renowned illusionist Criss Angel. While attending the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, we took the opportunity to present this extraordinary vehicle to its equally extraordinary new owner. The gifted illusionist intends to feature the high-powered pavement predator during the sixth season of Criss Angel Mindfreak....
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:49:00 GMT

Star-studded: Local makes good in Hollywood; to host music festival on Guam (Pacific Daily News)
It's easy to see how JD Iriarte was able to once spend five years earning a living as a magician. The 36-year-old former John F. Kennedy High School football and track star, who Islanders once knew by the name of Jason, seems to be able to pull anything out from underneath his sleeve.
Publ.Date : Sat, 21 Nov 2009 17:07:27 GMT

 

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