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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 19-25, 2010-
Obie O'Brien receiving his "Guest Of Honor" PlaqueObie O'Brien receiving his "Guest Of Honor" Plaque at the 40th annual F.F.F.F. convention which has now been renamed "Obie's 4F Convention." The prestigious event which attracted many of the best close-up magicians from around the world took place on April 21-24 in Batavia, New York. (4/25/10: A MagicTimes Photo).

Garrett Thomas Performs Magic at Root 5 - Artvoice
Artvoicetv stopped by Root 5 in Hamburg to check out the buzz about Garrett Thomas. He did not dissapoint performing some of his magic for our cameras. Garrett Thomas is a World Renowned Magician...But not in the way you may be used to…Most Magicians you see today are just Tricksters, only performing standard tricks…If you look at the word Magic, it’s root is Magi, or “Wise Man”… Knowledge is Power… So a Real Magician is a “Renaissance Man” who studies Science, Math, Physics, and Psychology....
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:29:19 GMT+00:00

Mentalist R.J. Williams to Appear on Jeremy x. Halpern ... - Broadway World
Mentalist R.J. Williams is set to perform his amazing feats on Jeremy X. Halpern's new weekly variety show, Brooklyn Basement Tuesdays, aired on www.Weirdos.TV. Tuesday nights at midnight, Jeremy X. holds court in the Weirdos.TV studios in lovely hipsterville, a.k.a. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Artists and performers of all shapes and styles will be joining him in his quest to stamp out normality! R.J. Williams is scheduled on Tuesday, April 27th....
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:58:00 GMT

Could it be magic for Tom? - Milton Keynes Today
A young magician from Shenley Church End has been invited to the American Society of Magicians convention in Pennsylvania. Talented Tom Dodson, 14, who is a pupil at Denbigh School, is the current J Day champion – a national award affiliated with the Junior Magic Circle.
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Apr 2010 08:37:19 GMT+00:00

Bill Rabe, Special Olympian, performs magic with his ... - 89.3 KPCC
Among other talents, Karl is a magician, so when he was asked to perform at a benefit show for athletes with disabilities, he wanted to include Bill, who is a Special Olympian....
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Apr 2010 18:42:00 GMT

Groups display talents in Greek Week show - The Daily Collegian Online
Next, former Penn State Performing Magicians President Nathan Kepner amazed the audience with his original, award-winning magic routine. A jukebox, easel and saxophone sat on the stage and ragtime music played as Kepner (senior-education) pulled glasses, a hat and a microphone from behind the newspaper he was reading. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:04:19 GMT+00:00

Wash. woman drops rape lawsuit against magician David Copperfield
A Washington woman who accused David Copperfield of luring her to his private island in the Bahamas and raping her -- and who was later charged with fabricating sexual assault claims against another man — is dropping her federal lawsuit against the magician.
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:40:16 -0700

US woman drops rape lawsuit against magician - Daily Oklahoman
 A woman who accused David Copperfield of luring her to his private island in the Bahamas and raping her -- and who was later charged with fabricating sexual assault claims against another man — dropped her federal lawsuit against the magician Tuesday....
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:58:00 GMT

Spencers delight audience with magical displays, humor - Echo
Kevin and Cindy Spencer fascinated audiences with their dangerous and exciting illusions on April 13 in Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The Spencers have been named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year for six consecutive years. They were also named the International Magicians of the Year by a panel of their peers....
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:19:10 GMT+00:00

This magic show has plenty of wit up its sleeve at Annoyance - Chicago Tribune
Unbeknownst to me and perhaps plenty of you, there is an entire subculture of magicians in Chicago, according to Benjamin Barnes, who performed during the weekend at the Annoyance in a show called, appropriately enough, "A Magic Evening."...
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Havertown's George McMagic: A master of the impossible - Delco News Network
Ask 11-year-old George Gallo III why he likes magic so much and he’ll tell you it’s the art of amazement. “It’s so fascinating, seeing what you think is impossible happen right in front of you,” George said. “It tells people that nothing is impossible; anything is possible. You can do anything you want with your life.”...
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Magical memories of the Forks Hotel - Buffalo News - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
People were amazed when Fechter’s huge hands nimbly made cards, coins and cigarettes multiply, be transformed and eventually vanish. His good friend, Karl Norman, performed behind the large, U-shaped bar. For four to five hours a night, spectators, ranked three deep, would watch Norman produce a big metal nut from under his fez and make signed cards appear on the ceiling or outside the windows. Raucous humor was continuous....
Publ.Date : Fri, Apr 23, 2010‎ 06:58:00 GMT+00:00

Jeff Hobson mixes magic and comedy - Canton Repository
I’ve not seen veteran Las Vegas entertainer Jeff Hobson’s popular stage act, but I can confirm that the guy is plenty funny on the telephone. Hobson was driving from San Diego to his home in Vegas when we chatted. “I steal watches and belongings from people,” he announced, when I asked him about his show, which blends magic and comedy. “I can’t help it. I’m from Detroit, it’s in my blood.”...
Publ.Date : Fri, Apr 23, 2010‎ 07:00:00 GMT+00:00

Batavia Holiday Inn hosting best at sleight of hand - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - ‎
The 4F convention is a gathering of some of the best "close-up" magicians in the world. For the past 40 years, masters of the magical performance, involving slight-of-hand and audiences of just a few people at a time, have met in western New York to share secrets and tricks....
Publ.Date : Fri, Apr 23, 2010‎ 15:10:06 GMT+00:00

Top magicians in Batavia for annual convention - The Daily News Online
Some of the world’s best magicians are in Batavia this week as part of Obie’s 4F Convention at the Batavia Holiday Inn. The 40th annual convention, which is by invitation only and is not open to the public, officially began Wednesday and continues through Saturday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:40:08 GMT+00:00

NORM: Magician to make rubles in Moscow - Las Vegas Review Journal
After a 14-hour flight to the Russian metropolis on May 2, Johnathan and his sidekick Psychic Tanya and crew will do a 20-minute set and fly back the next day....
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Apr 2010 09:03:00 GMT

In the blink of an eye - China Daily
Two simple rubber bands cross the fingers of a slim young man. A second later, one passes through the other. Thirty-four-year-old Lu Chen has enchanted millions of viewers with his sleight of hand on CCTV's Spring Festival galas of 2009 and 2010, turning magic into a fad and himself into a pop star....
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

The illusionists - Bangalore Mirror
It’s the new face of magic. The real-life “Harry Potters” are corporate entertainers, adept at mind reading techniques and using technology to further the cause of hocus-pocus. Renuka Phadnis meets a bunch of new-age magicians in the city and comes back enchanted...
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT

Troupe of performers focus on meaning of life - Muskegon Chronicle
Illusionist Harris III (aka B.J. Harris) ventured back into the past in assembling his new stage show. “I discovered Vaudeville,” said Harris, 26, of the popular traveling entertainment shows of the early 20th century....
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Apr 2010 06:54:00 GMT

Audience needn't be psychic to understand the deceptions - Waterbury Republican American
To me, though, the highlight was a seance performed by magician Todd Robbins. I think that magicians, like Houdini, find sport in reproducing psychic phenomena because it allows them to show how illusions are performed without violating the magicians' code of secrecy. Among these appear to be optical illusions, misdirection, statistical probability, accomplices and, perhaps most important, the power of suggestion.
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Apr 2010 23:58:37 GMT+00:00

 

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