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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 4-10, 2010-

Google Security Chief by Day, TV Magician 'Eran Raven' by Night (Valleywag)
Maybe it should come as no surprise that Google's Director of Security is also a "mentalist" magician; few can better sell the illusion of ironclad internet security, after all, than a master of deception who fooled thousands of NBC viewers. But Eran Feigenbaum -- better known as "Eran Raven" -- has turned the cheese knob up awfully high, considering his buttoned-down job as the Director of Security for the putative blue-chip operation that is Google Enterprise, which is trying to sell "cloud computing" to no less uptight a customer than the federal government....
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:04:16 GMT

Thomas Ong: "Quan Yifong likes younger men" (Xin.sg via Yahoo! Singapore News)
For his latest role as a magician in the upcoming Channel U drama series The Illusionist, Thomas Ong will not just be handling magic tricks but also something far more complicated-women. And make that two. The sparks and tension fly when Thomas's magician has to work with TV station executives Quan Yifong, a high-flyer and Mei Xin, a new colleague, to produce a magic TV show together. The 13-parter marks the first time the 40-year-old is collaborating with both girls, and the good-looking actor was rather candid about any sort of sparks off-set.
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Jan 2010 09:35:10 GMT

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus brings 'Illuscination' to Germain Arena (Cape Coral Daily Breeze)
Circus lovers will have something shout about this weekend when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to Germain Arena. This time, just don't expect your normal circus experience. This year's event features some new additions to the show, namely David DaVinci, an internationally renowned magician.
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Jan 2010 22:50:14 GMT

Vegas Magicians Siegfried and Roy to Retire - CMR
The famed Las Vegas showmen, Siegfried and Roy, announced this week that their show would not return to the Mirage stage. Back in 2003 Roy Horn of the magician partnership was mauled by one of the pair’s famed white tigers during a performance.
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Jan 2010 23:01:42 GMT+00:00

60 magical years - Sheboygan Press
These days, the ultimate magic trick for 80-year-old magician Dick DeYoung is figuring out how he's going to load his 14-foot trailer with the fake flowers, wands and oversize contraptions used in his magic show.
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:05:36 GMT+00:00

ENTERTAINEMNT: Cyril works his magic (The New Straits Times)
PETRINA JO FERNANDEZ speaks to magician Cyril Takayama, who is revolutionising magic and taking the online world by storm. MAGIC knows no bounds, as American-born Cyril Takayama recently proved. From enchanting his classmates when in school to roaming the streets of Tokyo performing, Cyril has been one of the most downloaded magicians of the decade, taking the online world by storm.
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Jan 2010 01:39:16 GMT

Dear CSFB Employees: If You Go to Dewey's Flatiron You MUST Check Out ... - The Business Insider
Last night, we went out for some drinks, food, and conversation at Dewey's Flatiron, a bar down the street from the TBI offices and a popular Credit Suisse hangout. After an hour in there, we met a magician named Polaris (polarismagic@yahoo.com) who...
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Jan 2010 15:50:00 GMT

Magician scheduled to speak at annual chamber meeting - Cedartown Standard
Tim Gabrielson, a native of Minnesota, is scheduled as the keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 in The Purks Building, 330 West Avenue, Cedartown. The ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Jan 2010 20:58:00 GMT

Forgotten Harlem Renaissance Magician Rises Again: 'Black Jack' - Yahoo Finance
While Jim Crow laws ruled the first half of the Twentieth Century, some very popular performers were able to circumvent them. Black Herman was one of those elite black performers whose popularity was so strong that many of his audiences were ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:44:00 GMT

Miracle Mile Shops suing magician Steve Wyrick over rent (Las Vegas Sun)
Magician Steve Wyrick’s plan to re-open his theater and show at the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas appears to have hit a snag, with the Miracle Mile Shops now suing Wyrick over past-due rent.
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Jan 2010 00:31:54 GMT

Magician Sued Over Rent After Closing Show - Courthouse News Service
The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino says headlining magician Steve Wyrick's production company failed to pay more than $208,500 in rent to use a theater designed for and named after the magician. Miracle Mile ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 08 Jan 2010 00:32:00 GMT

Magicians provide laughs, illusions at Dutch Apple - Lancaster online.com
"A Night of Magic & Comedy" might be just what the doctor ordered to get some relief from the bitter cold and after-the-holidays blues. Sponsored by the Professional Magicians Club of Lancaster, the sixth annual show is set for Monday night at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre....
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Jan 2010 22:44:00 GMT

Magicians to 'appear' at Regent Theatre in Arlington for Family Fun Saturdays ... - Wicked Local (blog)
So it was for Matt Roberts, who received a magic kit as a child and found his destiny. "I got hooked on magic at 6 years old," said Roberts, 27, a West Warwick, R.I. native, who leads off a month of magic shows Saturday, Jan. 9, with, "Now That’s' What I Call Magic!" during the Family Fun Saturday series at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Jan 2010 15:46:56 GMT+00:00

 

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