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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 8-14, 2010-

Coalition embraces skeptics and believers alike (The Sentinel)
In a demonstration of the mesmeric powers of seasoned trickery, Mick Stone, a conjurer and “only street magician who isn’t homeless,” opened the event with a spectacle of abracadabra.
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Feb 2010 08:07:57 GMT

Atlanta Magician Turner Receives Membership, Award from London's Magic ... - PR.com
Atlanta magician and professional speaker Joe M. Turner has been elected to membership in The Magic Circle in London, England, with the unanimous approval of the organization's governing Council...
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:38:00 GMT

Obama's 'stupid' jab at Vegas - CNN
Who cares about a magician losing money? Not even me. I'll be fine. My children will go to college if they want. But, when people cancel trips to Vegas, I'm not the one who gets laid off. A few less people go to the Penn & Teller Theater, and we still do fine, but the hotels lay off other people. It's the people downstream of me who get punished for the president's joke....
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Feb 2010 17:20:00 GMT

Spencers Theatre of Illusion Announces Int'l Magicians of the Year - Broadway World
The Spencers have redefined the art of illusion and are shattering the stereotype of the traditional magician and assistant. They are the only artists in history to be named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year for a record-breaking six consecutive years and have twice been named America's Best Entertainers....
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Feb 2010 23:05:47 GMT+00:00

Kids witness the Magic of Recycling (The Maui News)
Magician Timothy Wenk discovers that his assistant, 4th-grader Kaleo Lee, 9, has something up his sleeve while performing for Kula Elementary School students during the Magic of Recycling program on Monday afternoon.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Feb 2010 18:10:51 GMT

Nelson magician dies, aged 64 (Lancashire Telegraph)
Jack Ingham, 64, from Ronaldsway, Nelson, known to many as ‘Magic Jack’, died on February 2, at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:55:23 GMT

Magician defies description - Abington Mariner
The Littleton Lyceum hosted "Leland Faulkner’s World of Wonder, and wonder they did. Mr. Faulkner was a performer who was hard to describe: Was he a magician? A comedian? Philosopher? In reality, or what passes for reality, he was all of that and more....
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:32:00 GMT

Abracadabra on cable TV (Suburban Journals)
It all started with corn dogs. Clydea West sold them at Six Flags Over Mid-America and magician Dennis Hampel ate them.
Publ.Date : Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:19:13 GMT

Houdini, Melbourne's legendary Jumping Jack Flash (Geelong Advertiser)
HE was the most famous entertainer in the world. Escapologist, magician and showman extraordinaire. And 100 years ago this week, he pulled off one of the wildest stunts Melbourne has ever seen.
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Feb 2010 16:47:40 GMT

P.T. Selbit creates the magician’s assistant, January 17 1921 - Financial Times
One winter evening in London in 1921, the magician P.T. Selbit strode on to the stage of the Finsbury Park Empire, accompanied by the glamorous Betty Barker. After placing Barker in a coffin-like box, Selbit invited members of the audience on stage to hold the ropes threaded though holes in the crate and which were attached to her wrists, neck and ankles. Then, before a hushed house, he attended to the grisly business of sawing the crate in half. The illusion created not only a sensation but the enduring presence of the magician’s lovely assistant – someone who smiled serenely, no matter what torture she was subjected to....
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:06:41 GMT+00:00

Las Vegas magicians share their favorite illusions that... Las Vegas Review-Journal
Magician Dirk Arthur appears to transform his assistant into a white tiger in a trick called Fire Sphere, a fixture of his show at the...
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Feb 2010 10:06:25 GMT+00:00

 

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