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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 22-28, 2010-
Patrick Page (March 17, 1929-February 11, 2010)On February 11 Magic lost one of it's living legends. Patrick Page (March 17, 1929-February 11, 2010) was one of the best all-around magicians, creators and magic consultants in the business. We asked one of his best friends, Charles Reynolds, to write a brief tribute about one of the best liked and respected men in magic. (2/22/10: A MagicTimes Photo).

To read the tribute click: HERE.

Postage stamp on P.C. Sorcar issued (The Hindu)
he Department of Posts released here on Tuesday a commemorative stamp in honour of P. C. Sorcar (Senior), the man who “took the magic of India to the rest of the world” and captivated audiences worldwide with tricks crafted from India’s folk arts and mystic traditions...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:50:55 GMT

Magician mark - Deccan Herald
Doordarshan Director Mahesh Joshi, Psychiatrist Dr C R Chandrashekar, Bangalore Magicians’ Association Founder S P Nagendra Prasad and Kannada film director P Sheshadri seen with the image of the postal stamp of P C Sorcar (senior) at an event to commemorate the magician’s 98th birth anniversary in Bangalore on Tuesday....
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:42:00 GMT

Daniels: 'The Krankies are hysterical' - Digital Spy
Paul Daniels has claimed that veteran comic Janette Krankie is currently "the funniest woman on stage". The magician, 71, who is currently touring with Krankie on the 'Best Of British Variety' tour, said that his co-star is an underrated talent....
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:51:00 GMT

The Illusionist - Screendaily
An aging French magician who is a dead ringer for Jacques Tati uses sleight-of-hand to give a clueless Scottish girl a poetic assist toward adulthood in The Illusionist. Five years in the making, master animator Sylvain Chomet’s follow-up to The Triplets Of Belleville deploys superb hand-drawn imagery to bring to life an unproduced screenplay the late Tati finished in 1959....
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:52:00 GMT

'Enter-trainer' deals cheats a losing hand (Brisbane Times)
BARRON Stringfellow calls himself an ''enter-trainer''. A magician by trade who was raised in Las Vegas, at the age of 16 Mr Stringfellow transferred his ''magic skills'' to catching crooks and scam artists in casinos...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:24:49 GMT

A mind reader and so much more - San Francisco Examiner
Christian Cagigal wrote and created the one-man performance, which deservedly has been revived a few times after crowd-pleasing engagements in New York and here in The City. As with any good magician, his tricks are mind-blowing. Cagigal, a local artist who grew up in Daly City, is an adept mind-reader....
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Feb 2010 03:59:00 GMT

Famous Songwriter + Famous Magician = Music Magic (NBC Los Angeles)
That friend? Only Milt Larsen, the much-loved, known-the-world-over co-founder of the Magic Castle.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:51:22 GMT

Step into the world of Magic!
A new exhibit dedicated to magic is opening tomorrow at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Wait 'til you see what they've managed to pull out of their hat. More: Got a story idea? Let us know! Step through this keyhole, and enter the world of mystery and illusion that is magic.
Publ.Date : Thursday, February 25, 2010 GMT

Big Bear Choppers creating skeleton bike for illusionist Criss Angel - San Bernardino County Sun
A custom motorcycle is being crafted for a famous "mind freak" and magic man. And the bike is literally bad to the bone. Big Bear Choppers is putting the finishing touches on its seventh custom-made bike for illusionist Criss Angel, one that its maker says uses a real human skeleton dipped in stainless steel as part of its frame. "(Angel) told me he wanted to build a skeleton bike made out of scraps of sheet metal," said Kevin Alsop, who owns and operates Big Bear Choppers along with his wife, Mona. "I told him, `Why don't we use a real skeleton?"'...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:32:00 GMT

Magical miniseries keeps viewer in wonder - The Keene Sentinel
When Criss Angel is on a moving bus, asks a person to select a card from a deck and sign the card, throws the deck against the front window of the bus, and the card appears stuck to the glass--outside of the bus -- we all know it is not magic but an illusion, a trick. And we cannot help but ask, “How did he do that?” A&E has released a 15-DVD boxed set titled “Criss Angel: Mindfreak,” with nearly 37 hours of incredible feats....
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:36:00 GMT

58th Annual Convention of the Blackpool Magicians Club - Stage
When 3,500 magicians gathered in Blackpool for the largest annual magic convention in the world, they were able to take part in a feast of eye-popping magic from an array of international stars. There were 20 lectures, four competitions, stage and close-up shows, a vast dealers fair and an illustrated talk by former television producer Johnny Hamp. There was also an audience with Wayne Dobson that ended with Joe Pasquale carrying him off the stage and then dragging him back again by his feet, which had the audience howling with laughter....
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:14:04 GMT+00:00

Magic Castle and Cabaret at the Castle Presents AN EVENING WITH LEE ROY REAMS - Broadway World
The Magic Castle offers yet another great Broadway star to the stage of Cabaret at the Castle with Lee Roy Reams. The man who columnist Liz Smith called "Broadway's Darling" and the New York Times hailed as "Broadway's song and dance man nonpareil" is scheduled to appear for one night only. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sealed With A Wish Foundation, Inc.
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:41:48 GMT+00:00

VISTA: Show uses humor, fun to target school bullying - North County Times
Students and parents at a Vista school learned from a magician this week how to help make bullying disappear from their campus. John Abrams, an educational entertainer, led an anti-bullying event that modeled a game show Thursday night at the Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts....
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Feb 2010 02:53:00 GMT

Today in Most Innovative Companies (Fast Company Magazine)
David Blaine recently called Steve Jobs a true magician, explaining that he is "the ultimate showman who keeps the audience excited the whole way leading up to the reveal." And it looks like Blaine's comments might've gone to the Apple honcho's head, as the company is currently in the process of trademarking the name "Magic Trackpad" with the U.S. Patent Office...
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Feb 2010 01:29:36 GMT

A place for both magicians and fans - Osceola News-Gazette
Magician Aldo Colombini and his wife Rachel entertained a full house as the headlining act Feb. 1 at the Wizardz Magic Theater at Seralago Hotel and Suites in west Osceola County. Colombini has performed in large venues in Las Vegas, but like other regional magicians, prefers smaller, more intimate locations such as the theater....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:02:55 GMT+00:00

Exhibit conjures up a mesmerizing tribute to history's greatest illusionists - Houston Chronicle
Running through Sept. 6, the exhibit illuminates the craft of the world's greatest magicians, from 19th-century titan Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin through 20th-century wonders Slydini, Cardini and Houdini to today's Las Vegas headliners, Penn and Teller.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Feb 2010 06:33:13 GMT+00:00

Sunday's Child (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
Patrick, 14, may be the next great magician, he can wow you with amazing card tricks and his graphic and hand drawing artistic skills are outstanding. He enjoys being active and takes great pride that he has participated in several Special Olympics and has taken home medals in both basketball and track & field. Patrick is in the eighth grade and is regularly on the honor roll. Patrick would like ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Feb 2010 05:09:22 GMT

Burj Tower in Dubai: highest magic trick record attempt hit by broken lift (Daily Telegraph)
A magician's hopes of breaking the world record for the world's highest trick have vanished - after the lift at the tallest building on the planet broke.
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Feb 2010 07:44:08 GMT

Just like magic - Brazoria Facts
The latest exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science explores the more mysterious side of scientific principle. In “Magic: The Science of Wonder,” visitors will learn about how magicians combine the art of performance with a variety of scientific disciplines, including math, physics and psychology, to create their dazzling effects and fascinating illusions....
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Feb 2010 18:08:00 GMT

World-renowned magician Ralph Adams pioneered the magic of illusion on television - Santa Maria Times
Ralph Adams, the youngest of 12 children, was born April 18, 1910 in Ross Fork, Mont., a stage coach stop where travelers were fed in the Grandma Adams’ home, and came to Santa Maria by way of Oregon in 1922... During the 1930s, while running his photography studio, he was also busy performing magic at local lodges. Eventually, his hobby became his profession....
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Feb 2010 08:17:29 GMT+00:00

Magic a fountain of youth for many - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Today the World Magic Seminar again lands in Vegas, and magic hobbyists and professionals at various levels -- from birthday parties to cruise ships -- will admire the success of the guys who made it on the Strip. Some might be especially fond of the new Las Vegas Hilton venture by Steve Dacri, because he is closer to being one of them....
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:41:50 GMT+00:00

 

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