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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 21-27, 2009-

Breaking Codes - Times of India
Being part of the Indian magicians' fraternity, who had fiercely guarded these secrets for a singular cause to maintain the charm of these intriguing, enthralling acts that had regaled audiences and kept them guessing one was stunned....
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Dec 2009 18:31:53 GMT+00:00

Foreign filmmakers get creative with small budgets (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
In 1911, Dadasaheb Phalke was an unemployed printer and part-time magician trying to make his way in Bombay. Phalke's life took an unexpected turn when he stumbled into a tent for a screening of the silent movie "The Life of Christ."
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:34:29 GMT

CHRISTMAS MAGIC: Program features a bit of Tom Phoolery -
Dowling, whose stage name is Tom Phoolery, has been doing magic for 30 years. He performs for day-care centers, libraries and banquets. But Tuesday’s performance wasn’t a typical show. Dowling worked with the church to identify about 20 families that are struggling financially to whom he could provide Christmas dinner....
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Dec 2009 05:44:00 GMT

Magician Greg Albright finds humor amid challenges - News-Sentinel
Of a tuxedoed rabbit pulling a man out of a hat. It's the first clue that professional magician Gregory Albright has a quirky sense of humor. What it doesn't reveal, however, is that with God's help, the 52 year-old local resident has dealt with a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Dec 2009 03:57:00 GMT

The Amazing Lindy to perform at First Night (The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil)
Amazing Lindy is a member of the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Omaha Magical Society. Now he comes to First Night to dazzle crowds with comedy and mind-boggling tricks. "I will be performing strolling or walk-around magic," he said. "These magic miracles are performed close-up right under the spectator’s nose."
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:18:26 GMT

Industry Insiders: David Copperfield, Man of Many Talents - BlackBook Magazine
It seems pretty evident that David Copperfield can do anything. The traveling, world famous magician has recently added developer to his extensive resume, taking on a group of uninhabited islands in Musha Cay near the Exumas in the southern Bahamas that he’s calling it The Islands of Copperfield Bay. The magic man still keeps residences in New York and Las Vegas, but escapes to his new paradise down south as often as his schedule allows. More on the magician's luxe beach resort and life after the jump....
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:31:42 GMT+00:00

The tortured paths of talented prodigies - Chicago Tribune
Years ago, one of America's greatest card magicians, John Scarne, wrote about being a child prodigy and the attendant difficulties. As a teenager, his card tricks baffled professional gamblers and top magicians, including Houdini. (In the film "The Sting," those are Scarne's hands doing Paul Newman's crooked card dealing.)
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:05:46 GMT+00:00

Hire a Magician for Your Next Birthday Party - Associated Content
Have you been advised to hire a magician for your child's next birthday party? Nowadays children's birthday parties are less about the child and more about a parent's desire to show that they can throw a better party than anyone else. This causes ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:39:00 GMT

New Year's Eve festivities offered at Pitman theater and beyond - Gloucester County Times -
Magician Al Belmont and his assistants are shown above. The magician will bring his show to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman for A Magical New Year’s Eve. The event offers fun for the whole family in an alcohol-free environment.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Dec 2009 08:36:21 GMT+00:00

East Kilbride magician wants to follow in his idol's footsteps - icLanarkshire - East Kilbride News
Ken Dodd fanatic Steven Holt will take to the stage at the end of January to entertain an audience with his own brand of comedy magic. The 32-year-old Murray man will star alongside fellow magician Mark Wallbank in "A Night Of Comedy, Magic and Mystery" - and he simply cannot wait to take to the stage in his home town...
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Dec 2009 08:43:12 GMT+00:00

The Herts Advertiser (Herts Advertiser)
PROFESSIONAL magician Tony Middleton, known as Sonic, is giving shows and workshops on magic and illusion at St Albans Town Hall next Tuesday and Wednesday, December 29 and 30.
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Dec 2009 12:02:13 GMT

Nathan Burton (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The "successful" part has much to do with a work ethic, and Nathan Burton isn't taking a vacation until you go back to school in January. Even then, he will be working on a crazy plan to commute to Atlantic City two Saturdays a month -- without canceling any shows here -- starting in February.
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Dec 2009 10:27:52 GMT

Magic man's props go poof pilfered by thieves - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Magician David Seebach is shown with showgirls Danielle Bennett (left) and Christina Becerra. The robe worn by Seebach was stolen along with one of the showgirls' half-masks. This is one time that David Seebach has not been able to make objects ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 27 Dec 2009 03:02:00 GMT

Ventriloquist eyes entry into Guinness Book (Press Trust of India)
Well known magician and ventriloquist R Indushree has set her eyes on entering the Guinness Book of World Records through her performance with a 10 feet doll, a feat she claims none of her counterparts across the world has achieved.
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Dec 2009 11:07:04 GMT


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