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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 23-29, 2009-

Chen Meixin is afraid of looking into Thomas Ong's eyes ( via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
The upcoming Channel U drama series, The Illusionist, will be helmed by local heartthrob, Thomas Ong, singer-actress Chen Meixin, and veteran Chinese host, Quan Yifeng. It tells the story of a magician (Thomas Ong) who crosses path with a newbie (Chen Meixin) and a high-level executive in the advertising department while collaborating with the television station to produce a magic programme....
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:54:38 GMT

Magic happens at Hanover (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Magician Lyn Dillies performed Sunday at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. At right, Dillies does some magic with the help of a dove and an assistant.
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:36:47 GMT

Magician enjoys spell of success - Auckland
Not many people can say they've eaten razor blades or levitated someone but for Brent McLeod it's part of his job. The Milford magician admits you have to be mad to eat razor blades. "I know people who have done it and ended up with 40 to 50 stitches in their mouth." Don't try that one at home....
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:00:43 GMT+00:00

Amazing Las Vegas magician to perform for Beijing Children - Sunday ... - PRLog (free press release)
After performing for three standing room only audiences at the Rainbow Theater last Sunday, veteran Las Vegas magician Rob Rasner has agreed to stay one more week in Beijing for four final children shows this coming Sunday, November 29th at the Rainbow Theatre in Haidian...
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:11:00 GMT

Magic and Zone: The Comedy Magic of Rich Marotta and Twila Zone (New York Times)
Rich is a stand up comedian and world renowned magician. Rich's be-speckled pink haired assistant is Twila Zone. Twila may look ditzy, but she always manages to upstage Rich with tricks of her own. Her eccentric characterization adds a new, far out, dimension a magic act.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:51:57 GMT

CIA’s Lost Magic Manual Resurfaces - Wired
At the height of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency paid $3,000 to renowned magician John Mulholland to write a manual on misdirection, concealment, and stagecraft. All known copies of the document — and a related paper, on conveying hidden signals — were believed to be destroyed in 1973.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2009 22:25:22 GMT+00:00

Tinker, tailor, soldier... illusionist? - Boston Globe
Mulholland’s instructions were written not for stage magicians, but for the covert operatives of the CIA. At the height of the Cold War - in the era of nuclear missiles and submarines, amid the tangled cloak-and-dagger maneuverings of espionage and counterespionage - the agency was also secretly doing something else. It was trying to learn to do magic.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2009 22:25:22 GMT+00:00

Hollywood's Mansion of Magic Celebrates 100 Years - ABC News
One hundred years ago, a wealthy couple built a mansion in Hollywood and installed a speaking tube allowing them to order a Scotch whisky from their servants -- a handy trick, but nothing compared to what the home's later occupants would conjure up. Today under the name The Magic Castle, the mansion is a private club for magicians that has been around for 46 years, and is known by tricksters all over the world.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:21:28 GMT+00:00

CIA paid magician to teach spies new tricks (Brisbane Times)
The CIA hired America's most famous magician to write a manual on the arts of trickery, concealment and secret communication during the Cold War.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2009 13:29:16 GMT

Magician Frewin stars in CBC Christmas special -
Greg Frewin Magic Man: Home for the Holidays will focus on Frewin as he balances family and career while running a dinner theatre. The veteran Las Vegas performer will cap the hourlong show suspended upside-down in a strait jacket over Niagara Falls with "blades of fire" hurtling towards him. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2009 15:34:00 GMT

Our Favorite Magicians Ever - FOXNews
This week the 2009 World Magic Awards aired on MTV, and while prestidigitation sometimes gets a bad rap (OK, we admit Doug Henning did not do much for the industry's hip factor), in our minds, the thrill of illusion doesn't get the credit it deserves.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:33:51 GMT+00:00

Atlanta Magician Turner Reappears for Unprecedented 8th Consecutive ... - PRLog (free press release)
Atlanta magician Joe M. Turner will make an unprecedented eighth consecutive appearance at the 20th annual "The Lighting of the Chateau" on November 27, 2009. This day-after-Thanksgiving event occurs annually at Georgia's beautiful Chateau Elan Winery and Resort....
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2009 02:54:00 GMT

Cyril: Working His Magic - Jakarta Post
While his repertoire features more charming disappearing acts than heartless evil spells, the internationally renowned magician by the name of Cyril is providing Indonesians with the opportunity to indulge their craving for alchemy, already seen in ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Nov 2009 05:16:00 GMT

It's magic: - Mining Journal
Tegge opened his act with a magic rope trick he said he learned from another magician when he was 7. The high point of the act came when Tegge levitated a student volunteer from the audience. North Star K-6 Principal Carol Luoma said the performance ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Nov 2009 05:02:00 GMT

What's Hot on SlashControl: Criss Angel Mindfreak - Bike Jump Vanish -
I'm the perfect Criss Angel Mindfreak viewer, because I have no idea how he does all those stunts and tricks. I'd like to, though! And while Criss seems just plain freaky, he's always the perfect gentleman when dealing with people. Except for times ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Nov 2009 14:05:00 GMT

Unpredictability excites magician Jay (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Ricky Jay is magic's most revered ambassador and its greatest crossover star. He has parlayed a deck of 52 cards and a robust sleight-of-hand act into a career on stage and screen, from David Mamet to Paul Thomas Anderson films to being cast as a James Bond villain.
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Nov 2009 09:31:46 GMT


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