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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 10-16, 2010-
A group shot of the performers which appeared at the Magic Castle during "The Magic Of Israel" week. A group shot, taken on May 9th, of the performers who appeared at the Magic Castle during "The Magic Of Israel" week which took place on May 3-9. Left to right: Amos Levkovitch, Ori Ashkenazy, Asi Wind, Hillel & Leticia, Yaron Frezi, Meir Yedid, Mike Elkan, and Yigal Mesika. Not pictured is Shimshi.(5/13/10: A Hocus Pocus Focus photo).

'Penn & Teller: Bad Boys of Magic' opens at Magic Museum - Battle Creek Enquirer
The American Museum of Magic is proud to announce the opening of its new exhibit Penn & Teller: Bad Boys of Magic. Two of the most entertaining and irreverent magicians performing today, Penn & Teller defy labels. Performing together since 1975, the duo have found success on Broadway, on television (with 11 Emmy nominations), and have written three best-selling books, Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends, How to Play with Your Food, and How to Play in Traffic. Penn & Teller's understanding of magic and their ability to relate to audiences has also garnered serious academic attention....
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

REVIEW: Copperfield amazes at Emens - Muncie Star Press
More than anything, Copperfield is a performer. He makes people laugh, he’s a charmer with young ladies and he tells bits and pieces of his own personal story, connecting with millions everywhere. He’s not just up there doing tricks. He’s giving people a good reason to leave their homes and spend their hard earned money. And he’s more than a magician. He’s a pop icon....
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

It was David Copperfield vs. Mr. Magic - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Copperfield was plenty droll Thursday on the State Theatre stage, but later at the Hard Rock Cafe he was even more comical, poking fun at Plymouth's Mr. Magic, who was just begging for it in a screaming pink, three-piece zoot. "The pink suit, it's coming back," Copperfield said, jokingly....
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Illusionist equals family-friendly fun - Fort McMurray Today
At Ecole St. Paul School Saturday magician John Kaplan performed his show, Abracadazzle, to a nearly sold-out crowd in the school's gym. Part of the fundraising effort of the St. Paul Parent Council the money raised will go towards supporting a long list of the school's goals....
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

National Magic Festival 2010 begins at Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa - Orissadiary.com
Realizing the fate of magic and magicians, Mr R.K Heerralal has been formed Heeralal Foundation to promote and spread the age old magic show in urban and rural areas. Though magic show is not only gradually dying a slow death but eating into the audience of magic show due to sky invasion TV, cinema, and opera....
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 14:51:44 GMT+00:00

Arlene Anna Biondo -- Arlene of 'Parade of Magic' -- dies at 84 - California Chronicle
During the early days of television, Arlene Mardel, as she was then known, was sawed in two, levitated, made to disappear, and floated on a broom at Halloween. She was one of the stars of the old "Parade of Magic" show, which ran on KSD-TV from 1950 to 1962....
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Anti-bullying lesson features magician - Journal Times
Olympia Brown Elementary School Principal Culleen Witthuhn was no worse for wear after being sawed in half by magician and Racine resident Bob Bohm....
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 05:08:00 GMT

America's Got Talent 2010 Chicago Acts (Part 2) - TV.com
Granted there have been other magicians and illusionists to go through America's Got Talent… and with them no mistakes have happened… So that begs the question, would a problem with the trick cost this young magician's chance with a trip to Vegas?...
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 13:22:00 GMT

See an eye popping show with Abraca-DAZZLE - BCLocalNews
Magician John Kaplan is coming to town to perform an eye-popping show called AbracaDAZZLE. This spellbinding multi-media magical performance will be held at Lady Grey Elementary on May 17 at 7 p.m....
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

Science Channel Goes 'Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman' - TheWrap
CBS' “The Late Show With David Letterman” puts the focus on close-up magic for the week of May 17-21, featuring performances by some of the world's best sleight-of-hand magicians. On May 17, frequent “Late Show” guest Jason Randal performs. On May 18, it's John Carney, seven-time winner of the Magic Castle's Magician of the Year award. Johnny “Ace” Palmer, the first close-up magician to be named World Champion Magician by the International Federation of Magic Societies, is up May 19. Steve Cohen, known as the Millionaires' Magician for his regular shows at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, takes the stage May 20. And rounding out the week is Michael Ammar, gold medalist at the World Sleight-of-Hand Competition...
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 01:18:00 GMT

It's Magic - Houston Community Newspapers
Magic has always been an inspiration for Richard Hatch. Hatch, a deceptionist and resident of Atascocita, first picked up magic as a hobby when he was living in Germany with family friends at 14 years old....
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 04:53:00 GMT

One man comedy and magic show coming to Huntingdon - Hunts Post
Nothing up my Sleeve by Ian Keable is being performed at Upwood Village Hall on Saturday, May 22 at 5pm. Ian has been a professional magician for more than 15 years and is a member of the Inner Magic Circle. His show exposes some of the myths about how magicians mystify their audiences - whether it's telling lies, using sleeves or moving the hand quicker than the eye. This is laugh-out-loud comedy magic....
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 06:41:56 GMT+00:00

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's 'Zing Zang Zoom ... - Mansfield News Journal
"What's amazing is in its 139-year history, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have never completely themed one of their circuses around magic," Ramon said. "This is the first time in history, and I'm the very first magician to be the star of the show. So it's quite an honor to be a part of American tradition."..
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 15:58:00 GMT

Abracadabra: Potter & Potter conjures magic auction May ... - LIVE AUCTIONEERS
Magic specialists Potter & Potter Auctions – no relation to the young sorcerer Harry – will sell Part IV of Jay Marshall’s legendary magic memorabilia collection May 16. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding....
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 17:03:00 GMT

Local magician sweeps the boards - Kilkenny People
Top professional magicians from around the world managed to avoid the volcanic ash and fly into Belfast to perform and also to judge the Irish Magician of the year championships 2010 for Stage Magic and Close Up or Proximity Magic. Comedy Magician Nevin Cody, who is originally from Dean Kavanagh Place but now lives in Callan walked away with the prestigious titles for Stage Magician and Close up Magician of the year 2010, a feat achieved by an elite number of Magicians...
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 09:24:06 GMT+00:00

The physics of magic, the magic of physics - 24dash
Scientists are magicians? That’s what professional stage magician Phill Smith is to discuss at a free public lecture at the University of Leicester.
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 12:53:50 GMT+00:00

Jamy Ian Swiss - SFStation.com
Magician Jamy Ian Swiss is a master sleight-of-hand artist. With a deck of cards and what the Washington Post has called “a finely tuned sense of the absurd,” Swiss has entertained audiences from Hollywood to Tokyo....
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 21:20:00 GMT

Paul Daniels: 10 things you need to know about the TV ... - Daily Mirror
His biggest success came with The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which was a staple part of the BBC’s Saturday evening TV schedule 1979 until 1994...
Publ.Date : Thu, 13 May 2010 22:45:00 GMT

Copperfield hopes to amaze, emotionally move audiences with 'Grand ... - Biloxi Sun Herald
If I move my audiences emotionally, then I have done my job. The unexpected moments from the audience, whether that is in the deadly scorpion illusion, or when I travel halfway around the world and back right before the audience’s eye -- all of this makes each and every performance a unique experience -- both for the audience and for me.
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 May 2010 03:53:00 GMT

The many facets of David Copperfield - Myrtle Beach Sun News
Nothing I do is supernatural; it's an illusion pure and simple, though I would hope some very good illusions. But, I'll let my successors be the final judge of that. I did watch the film "Paranormal Activity" on my tour bus one very late night/early morning after a performance - does that count?
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 May 2010 04:38:00 GMT+00:00

HMNS hosts noted magician and ‘Addams Family’ member
Get ready “Addams Family” fans — Magic!, the mystifying exhibition now open at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, is about to become “creepy and kooky.” For a limited time, visitors to the exhibition will get a special treat as Christopher Hart, nationally renowned magician and eerie “Addams Family” member, will be performing some of his most celebrated illusions at the Museum.
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 22:34:22 -0700

Strip Scribbles: Las Vegas stars and casts have gone to ... - Las Vegas Sun
*Congratulations to Mindfreak magician Criss Angel, who will be saluted Wednesday by the Make-A Wish Foundation with an award for all of his unpublicized work for the charity. The award will be presented to the Luxor headliner at Bali Hai Golf club near Mandalay Bay, with many of the children taking part in the ceremony....
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 May 2010 22:30:00 GMT

RI magician mystifies with his tricks
Magician Thomas Blacke is from Cranston, Rhode Island, and joined The Rhode Show to perform some tricks, as well as talk about the four world titles he currently holds.
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 May 2010 08:42:39 -0700

Chris Dugdale Returns To Riverside Studios Aug 31- Sept 19 - Broadway World
Chris Dugdale is one of the UK's very best magicians. He has travelled all over the world astonishing thousands of people with his extraordinary magic....
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 May 2010 15:10:46 GMT+00:00

Sleight of hand: Making magic in the mountains - Charleston Gazette
An 11-year-old Chet Shifflett went to the traveling carnival expecting to see the standard elephants and games, but instead found a surprise that would inspire him for years to come. A magician happened to be with the troupe and gave multiple 15-minute performances throughout the day....
Publ.Date : Sun, 16 May 2010 03:51:00 GMT

Magic Festival puts Colon on the map - MLive.com
But for the past 73 years, that other week finds rabbits jumping out of hats, women levitating off the ground, men eating streams of fire and voices coming out of the mouths of marionettes and other objects -- all happening when performers take to the streets and stages during the Colon Magic Festival, this year Aug. 4-7....
Publ.Date : Sun, 16 May 2010 00:09:00 GMT

David Mamet boxes a few ears
And he likes Ricky Jay, the master prestidigitator and longtime pal who served as de facto emcee of a provocative, briskly paced two-man rap session at Largo at the Coronet on Thursday night.
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

'Dangerous Man' makes for competent documentary
Somehow it doesn't seem surprising that Daniel Ellsberg, the former U.S. military analyst who leaked crucial Vietnam War documents to the press in 1971, is also a magician by hobby... In the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” we see the now-79-year-old Ellsberg briefly perform a magic trick called the Square Circle.
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 May 2010 22:41:26 -0700

 

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