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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 22-28, 2010-

Magician James Randi: I'm Gay (The Advocate)
James Randi, the stage magician turned skeptic challenger of pseudoscience and the paranormal, says that he is gay.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:12:55 GMT

He wants to amaze you (The Chronicle-Journal)
Tyler Biloski‘s hands are probably quicker than most people‘s eyes. The 18-year-old, who describes himself as a magician and amateur illusionist, does tricks using cards; he can make someone disappear and reappear; he can even make them levitate.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:30:09 GMT

Katona's husband 'to be a magician' - Digital Spy
Kerry Katona's estranged husband Mark Croft has reportedly decided to launch a new career as a magician. The former cab driver is said to have used auction website eBay to stock up on supplies for his new ambition....
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:57:00 GMT

Magicians come from Ottawa for Howard Park Fun-raiser - insideTORONTO.com
Magician Lawrence Larouche of the critically acclaimed MAJINX began his career on a dare. A friend of his, whom he used to perform with, said, 'I dare you to make a living out of doing magic' because so few people do, it tends to be only a sideline....
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:25:44 GMT+00:00

A BURNING BUSH EXPERIENCE - New Orleans Times-Picayune
I walked into the Southern Christian Writers Guild, a gaggle of talented women, and saw an unusual sight -- a man. Jim Chester, professional comedian, magician and now author, learned about the guild while performing at an event. A year later, he bought a house in Slidell and opened Ace Magic in the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Hotel. When New Orleans Center opened; the shops in the Hyatt began closing until Ace Magic was a lone light at the end of a dark hallway....
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 09:56:00 GMT

Magician David Copperfield finally returning ... - NWI.com
According the show's publicist: "True to its title, "Grand Illusion" is the logical and incredible evolution of this conjurer's art, with Copperfield's goal in his "Grand Illusion" show to "take one's dreams (and maybe a few nightmares) and make them become reality, using his state-of-the-art wizardry."...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 04:40:00 GMT

Entertainer's death to be marked 100 years after ... - Edinburgh News
The Festival Theatre is planning an exhibition, tours, magic workshops and possibly even an evening of entertainment by modern-day star Derren Brown, when the centenary of Lafayette's death occurs on 9 May, 2011. In the 1900s, The Great Lafayette – real name Sigmund Neuburger – earned today's equivalent of £3 million a year.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:04:00 GMT

Magical couple to “wow” Bradford audiences during BCPAC show... - Bradford Era
Kevin and Cindy Spencer are coming to Bradford for a visit, and they promise it’s going to be a visit to remember. The couple are also magicians, and will present the Theatre of Illusion at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bromeley Family Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, presented by the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center....
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:25:00 GMT

Curtis Adams' 'Magic That Rocks!' in Bremerton (Central Kitsap Reporter)
Check your old ideas and expectations of magic at the door for twenty-year old extremist magician Curtis Adams, who will use the latest technology to repeatedly clone himself and walk up walls and on the ceilings during a cutting-edge show.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:54:55 GMT

Mystique expands with Boise venue - Idaho State Journal
The Mystique theater has been offering a first-class atmosphere and world-class performances for 13 years. The theme that was born and perfected in Pocatello has expanded to Boise. As of Jan. 20, Mystique has opened its doors in Boise to offer a magical dining experience. The new full-profit location is taking a different approach than the non-profit location in Chubbuck. Instead of offering both magic and theater productions, magic will be the sole entertainment provided....
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 06:48:49 GMT+00:00

2011 trial date in lawsuit against magician Copperfield - Seattle Times
A federal judge has set a May 2011 trial date for a civil lawsuit filed by a Kirkland model who claims she was raped by celebrity magician David Copperfield on his private Caribbean island in 2007. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour on Tuesday lifted a stay that has held up the lawsuit pending the outcome of a two-year federal criminal investigation, which ended in January without charges being filed....
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:50:00 GMT

Curtis Adams Brings the Magic, and the ... - Kitsap Sun
If his shows are anything like his telephone interviews, audiences for “extreme magician” Curtis Adams’ March 27 appearances at the Admiral Theatre had better be rested and ready....
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:31:00 GMT

New Ugly Americans Promo Clip and Interactive Map - DREAD CENTRAL.COM
In the all-new episode of "Ugly Americans", Mark tries to teach a werewolf and its victim a lesson in trust, and Leonard pursues his dream of becoming a famous magician. We’re also introduced to Christ Angel, a rock start magician, who likes to pull things out of his pants....
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:14:00 GMT

Magic Show in Kona March 27th - Honolulu Advertiser
The years special guest performer is Kristi Toguchi. Kristi Toguchi is an infusion of MAGIC, DANCE, and CIRCUS ARTS! By combining an eclectic blend of performing arts, Kristi has created a unique style of entertainment that has been recognized throughout the world. Kristi's talent has been recognized with awards from the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Kristi was also awarded the Lady Magician of the Century Award in Hong Kong and the Outstanding Showmanship Award in Japan....
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:08:00 GMT

Will Smith Could Choose Magician Fantasy Over Men In ... - Cinema Blend
Variety says Will is now stuck choosing between doing Men in Black III and a Fox fantasy-adventure movie The City that Sailed. It’s the story of a street magician separated from his young daughter. She moves to London, finds a magic wishing candle, and causes the island of Manhattan to break away from America and float to England. That sounds more like a disaster movie than a fantasy to me....
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 07:02:00 GMT

Magic of Chin-Chin Hits SF - AsianWeek.com
On April 6th, San Francisco native, Chin-Chin brings his award-winning magic performance to Yoshi’s Jazz Club, in San Francisco’s infamous Fillmore District. One of the Bay Area’s most notable venues that has seen some of the world’s most popular musicians, Yoshi’s will add magic to its repertoire! Chin-Chin will be the first magician to perform a stage magic show at their venue....
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:56:00 GMT

How I beat the bullies with magic tricks - Nottingham Evening Post
ROB Nekros started performing magic to win over school bullies but now he wants to make a career out of conjuring. The 20-year-old Royal Mail engineer has wowed audiences with his sleight of hand and mind-reading powers. A magic set bought by his grandad sparked his interest as a child. A shy, overweight boy with red hair, he was picked on at secondary school.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 15:52:00 GMT

Abra Kozabra! - Atlantic City Weekly
Paul Kozak, “I’m in a great position,” he says. “I’m a headliner with my own show in Atlantic City. This really is the zenith of my career. But I was worried when I agreed to do a regular show in Vegas and come off the road, that it would become a job. And at first it did. But I just had to change my mind set. The way I look at it, I’m in the World Series or the Super Bowl every night. Whether there’s six people in the audience or 76, I’m going to give it my best.”...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 20:00:48 GMT+00:00

ILLUSIONIST WILL BEND REALITY A BIT IN WICHITA - Kansas.com
Las Vegas-based illusionist Garry Carson, who has performed before millions of people in 38 countries over the past 16 years, says that magic is sort of a universal language. "Magic is relatable all around the world -- like music," says Carson, who will bring his new "The Reality Magic Show" to Wichita Tuesday. "I do a lot of comedy in my act but that can be problematic in different cultures. But when you pull out a deck of cards, well, everybody understands."...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:48:57 GMT+00:00

Magician Jason Bishop brings his show to Milledgeville - Macon Telegraph
While most kids might like to make a sibling disappear, Jason Bishop’s older brother inadvertently turned him into a magician. Bishop said that at the age of 12 he stole his brother’s magic set and started working with it....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:23:00 GMT

Warner Bros. option CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. YESSSS! - Obsessed With Film
There’s a ton of great literary stories about magicians however, and on my shelf is “Carter Beats The Devil”, written by Glenn David Gold in 2001, his first novel. Those lucky guys at Film School Rejects managed to talk with the author this week, who was elated himself to report that the novel had been optioned by Warner Bros…
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:52:39 GMT+00:00

Super magic man - Daily Reflector
If Mike Super had his pick of anyone to work with, it would be Jerry Senfield. Interesting choice for an illusionist. Super, however, doesn’t see himself just as a magician. He sees himself as a comedian who does magic tricks. Super will bring his show to East Carolina University’s Wright Auditorium Wednesday. He’ll perform two shows, at 7 and 10 p.m.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:53:00 GMT

Magical couple to "wow" Bradford audiences during ... - Bradford Era
Kevin and Cindy Spencer are coming to Bradford for a visit, and they promise it’s going to be a visit to remember. The couple are also magicians, and will present the Theatre of Illusion at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bromeley Family Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, presented by the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Mar 2010 03:11:00 GMT

Magician incorporates classic styles into his act (Centre Daily Times)
Local magician Nathan Kepner believes that magic is as much about mood and ambience as it is about sleight-of-hand. “When it really comes down to it, for me, magic isn’t really about tricks or fooling people, it’s about entertainment,” said Kepner, a Penn State senior from Harrisburg.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:30:21 GMT

Local magicians meet in Port St. Lucie - Vero Beach Press-Journal
Each month a group of local magicians meet at the St. Lucie Lanes, where they share their ideas and perform unique mystical effects. They belong to the local assembly of the Society of American Magicians dedicated to improving and promoting the art of magic....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:20:32 GMT+00:00

Magician incorporates classic styles into his act (Centre Daily Times)
Local magician Nathan Kepner believes that magic is as much about mood and ambience as it is about sleight-of-hand. “When it really comes down to it, for me, magic isn’t really about tricks or fooling people, it’s about entertainment,” said Kepner, a Penn State senior from Harrisburg. Kepner, along with Out of Hand Entertainment, a variety group based in State College, will present a vaudeville-style show combining original illusions, juggling and comedy March 27 at the State Theatre.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:30:21 GMT

The Great Indian Rope Trick - GlobalPost
On the roof of his house in West Delhi's Kathputli Colony, Ishamuddin tells the story of his life. Like most life stories, it's a story about a dream. It's a story about striving for greatness, about success, and, ultimately, about failure. It's also the story of one of India's and the magic world's greatest mysteries — an Orientalist fantasy of fakirs and opium smoke and snake charmers, or the most astounding illusion that the world has ever known. It's the story of the Great Indian Rope Trick....
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:58:16 GMT+00:00

For career magicians, practice makes perfect - Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fm
Tse Tow Joon Yeen, magic enthusiast and owner of Spades Trading Sdn Bhd, said that training is one of the main challenges for magicians venturing into the professional arena. “The training will be very hectic, because if you stop training for a few weeks, you will become rusty. You have to keep practising to maintain your skills and techniques,” he said....
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Mar 2010 03:20:01 GMT+00:00

 

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