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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 5-11, 2010-

Magician Lance Burton, Monte Carlo casino split after ... - Brandon Sun
Citing "irreconcilable differences," illusionist Lance Burton said Monday he is ending his run at the Monte Carlo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip after 14 years, well short of a six-year contract extension he signed last year. His last show will be Sept. 4, hotel officials said. Burton, 50, has performed at the Monte Carlo since the day it opened in 1996. On Monday, he compared the union to a marriage and the split to a divorce....
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Apr 2010 22:04:00 GMT

Gathering for Gardner - The Wall Street Journal
It was the high point of a four-day conference in honor of Martin Gardner, 95, a public intellectual whose most famous pulpit was "Mathematical Games," written for Scientific American between 1956 and 1981. Mr. Gardner's column illuminated the beauty of math and logic in discussions of fractals, origami, optical illusions, puzzles and pseudoscience. It challenged readers to discover how finely math and logic are interwoven through the world....
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Apr 2010 20:30:00 GMT

Las Vegas magician to perform Wednesday at UWS - Daily Telegram
Magician Garry Carson and his wife and assistant, Kelsey Kara, are bringing their Las Vegas-style show Wednesday to Thorpe Langley Theatre in Old Main at the University of Wisconsin-Superior....
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Apr 2010 19:12:00 GMT

Cabaret Series At The Magic Castle To End 5/16, Rebecca Spencer To Appear As ... - Broadway World
The original idea was to keep the Castle occupied on a few Sunday nights, until the spring wedding season perked up business. But they kept on adding shows and adding shows, with some high-profile folks coming to the intimate room with Hudson views, and a fine restaurant to boot. Unfortunately, Castle management has decided to end the series after a 15-month run.
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Apr 2010 03:57:30 GMT+00:00

Magician mum about reasons for ending show - Las Vegas Review Journal
Lance Burton will close his long-running showcase at Monte Carlo on Sept. 4, MGM Mirage officials confirmed today. The magician opened the Victorian-themed theater, designed to his specifications, with the hotel in June 1996. Burton said the decision to leave was his, though he remains vague when it comes to specific explanations....
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Apr 2010 08:56:00 GMT

Magician with a moral manner
Students welcomed magician Jim Munroe as staff brought in extra chairs to the Potomac Lounge Tuesday night. The act, sponsored by Towson’s Campus Crusade for Christ, entertained the crowd with a variety of tricks. Munroe wove in his performance ideas about philosophy, religion and deeper questions of existence....
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Apr 2010 18:24:23 -0700

Ballard Big Picture: Magician has someone up his sleeve - Ballard News Tribune
Ballard magician Tony Comito may have declared, "Nothing up my sleeves." But, onlookers could not help but notice that Claudia Diorio, an assistant he plucked from the audience, was up his sleeves....
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Apr 2010 22:17:35 GMT+00:00

Rossmoor's Howard Kahn says magic can help heal - Contra Costa Times
Howard Kahn, 78, loves magic, and has most of his life. The second-generation magician vividly recalls the first time he ever performed tricks in front of an audience. It was 1943 for his sixth-grade class while growing up in Milwaukee. The bewitching bug bit Kahn a couple years earlier while watching his uncle entertain with magic at family functions....
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Apr 2010 23:24:00 GMT+00:00

British Magician David Willmott Decimates World Card Shuffling Record
British magician David Willmott has this week beaten the official world record for 'perfect' card shuffling by a massive margin. On April 6, 2010, he achieved the largest number of consecutive, perfect 'Faro' shuffles in the world at his record-breaking session at Illusions Magic Bar in Bristol....
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Apr 2010 06:31:55 -0700

Scam School: The art of scoring free drinks with social ... - Examiner
Every week Revision3 presents Scam School, hosted by Brian Brushwood. Brian is an award winning magician, scam artist, podcaster and stage performer who reveals the secrets behind tricks used to impress friends and score free drinks at the bar. Each episode is broken up in two parts, the first he performs the trick for a group or individual, then he shows them the secret to performing the trick....
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Apr 2010 03:59:00 GMT

Spencers bringing 'Theatre of Illusion' to Orpheum - Galesburg Register-Mail
What started out as a childhood dream is now reality for Kevin Spencer. Spencer is one-half of a very successful illusion team that travels the world bringing “Theatre of Illusion,” an emotionally and intellectually packed magic show, to audiences everywhere.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Apr 2010 15:55:23 GMT+00:00

Michigan magician works his magic on audiences - MLive.com
Ever since he was a small boy, Chris Linn has wanted to be an entertainer. He said he received a magic kit from his parents, Chuck and Gail, and that started him on a life in entertainment....
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Apr 2010 09:48:00 GMT

Out of thin air, northern Colorado club conjures up a top magician - Greeley Tribune
Persistence paid off, and Doc Eason will perform April 16 at the Fort Collins Marriott and then visit Kenny's Steakhouse in Greeley on April 17 for a daylong set of lectures for club members and people who are interested in seeing what it's all about.....
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Apr 2010 07:08:34 GMT+00:00

Magician who is starry-eyed about science - Herald Scotland
“Wait there a minute while I go and get my magic wand.” Not words you expect to hear from a professor of astronomy, but then Professor John Brown is hardly your typical boffin....
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:43:00 GMT

Local Magician Makes a Stop at NewsChannel 7 to Show Us Some Tricks
A local magician makes a stop at the NewsChannel 7 studios to show us some tricks for the debut of Sunrise 7 Sunday.
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Apr 2010 07:35:01 -0700

 

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