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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 24-30, 2010-
Jason Randal, John Carney, Johnny Ace Palmer, Steve Cohen and Michael Ammar
"Close-Up Magic Week" on the "Late Show with David Letterman" took place on May 17-21. Appearing on the show were Jason Randal, John Carney, Johnny Ace Palmer, Steve Cohen and Michael Ammar. If you missed the shows you can watch them right now on MagicTimes. Simply click: HERE. (5/25/10).

Martin Gardner, Puzzler and Polymath, Dies at 95 - New York Times
Martin Gardner, who teased brains with math puzzles in Scientific American for a quarter-century and who indulged his own restless curiosity by writing more than 70 books on topics as diverse as magic, philosophy and the nuances of Alice in Wonderland, died Saturday in Norman, Okla. He was 95....
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

"The Millionaires' Magician" Realizes His Life's Dream -
It’s hard to imagine a six-year-old who could accurately predict his future career, but Steve Cohen, who learned his first tricks from his uncle, an amateur magician who met Houdini, was sure from the start that magic would be his lifelong passion. Fast forward 33 years and Cohen, now one of the most sought-after magicians, illusionists, and mind readers in the world, displayed his rare talent and skill on Thursday, May 20th on Late Night with David Letterman (CBS-TV)....
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

Family battle is just magic - Wanganui Chronicle
Magic Man and Zappo are the second- and third-generation magicians in their family and this is the first time they have competed against each other; there's a 20-minute stage act, a close-up around a table and the best children's act....
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT

A tribute to Martin Gardner - Times Online
If you meet any mathematicians this week, please be extra nice to them as they're going to be a little bit teary. On Saturday night, Martin Gardner died....
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 09:32:00 GMT

Kerala to host first festival of female magicians - Sify
The Magic Academy in Kerala, which was set up by veteran magician Gopinath Muthukad, is to hold what is billed as the world's first festival of female magicians here May 30.
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 15:56:40 GMT+00:00

Community theater to bring the magic - Delmarva Daily Times
Richard Bloch started his career as a magician with his greatest illusion. At 7 years old, he asked the owner of the corner magic shop if he could work there after school. When asked for his qualifications, the young Bloch said his father was a great magician, using the name -- Ted Collins -- of a performer he had seen the year before....
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Magicians told to produce more details - Baltimore Sun
Spencer Horsman wriggles out of a straitjacket and performs card tricks at the South Charles Street bar, which previously housed his father's magic store for two decades. The Horsmans are seeking permission to host vaudeville-style acts, such as jugglers and comedians....
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 May 2010 00:29:54 GMT+00:00

Magic in the air in Sand Lake
Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents Jim Snack, magician extraordinaire, on the June 6 at 1:30 p.m. at our Sundays at the Center event. You'll be amazed, amused and mystified as Capital District's favorite magician brings his bag of tricks to the SLCA.
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 May 2010 13:41:38 -0700

TN women magicians to be part of Maya 2010 - Deccan Chronicle
Two women magicians from Tamil Nadu will rub shoulders with world renowned magician couple Luna Shimada and Losander of USA at Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Manonmani Yona from Chennai and Jayam Jammu of Coimbatore will present Kitchen Magic and Shadow Play respectively during Maya 2010, world’s first ever Festival of Female Magicians....
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 May 2010 19:50:16 GMT+00:00

Local magician secures theater - Blaine Northern Light
Nineteen-year-old magician Sterling Dietz, of Lynden, has achieved many triumphs in his young career but none as big as securing his own theatre – the Teatro de la Ciudad (Theatre of the City) in Cabo, Mexico...

Publ.Date : Thu, 27 May 2010 02:15:54 GMT+00:00

The Magic Behind Rating Apps - New York Times
The problem is that magicians love having such a powerful trick with them at all times, but once they’re in the inner circle, they don’t want anyone else to know.
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 May 2010 16:56:37 GMT+00:00

Card tricks -
Joseph made his name as a magician and card dealer in Las Vegas in the 1970s, and he was so good that when George Burns played God in the movie "Oh, God!," viewers saw Joseph's hands as "God" performing card tricks. Joseph also knew cards so well that Las Vegas casinos asked him to help spot cheaters, and that's what he's been doing since....
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 May 2010 03:58:00 GMT

Woman magicians to ride blindfloded in bikes tomorrow - Times of India
As a forerunner to the first festival of women magicians to be organised on May 30 by leading magician Gopinath Muthukad, girls representing three states would ride on motorcycles blindfolded through busy roads here tomorrow.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 May 2010 15:52:02 GMT+00:00

Magician's tricks brightens day in care home - ChronicleLive
Les Douglas pulled a rabbit out of the hat when he brightened up the day for fellow care home residents. Smiles spread across the faces of friends and staff at Rosewood House, in Bensham, Gateshead, when the 80-year-old took to the floor and performed some tricks he’d kept up his sleeve since moving in last month....
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 May 2010 11:45:17 GMT+00:00

Magician teaches Pa. to spot casino cheaters - Philadelphia Daily News
He has the hands of God. He opens a new pack of cards and spreads them out face-up on the table to show they are all in order. Then he shuffles them several times, cuts them three times and spreads them out again ... and they're still in order. "Evidence of a misspent youth," says George Joseph....
Publ.Date : Sat, 29 May 2010 19:49:00 GMT

Top magician is no disappearing act -
Don't ask Neil Croswell to saw your wife in half. He's working on it, but he's not there yet. To be accurate, the 19-year-old magician is working on skewering people with spikes through a box as part of the "big show" he's putting together for the next chapter in his professional life.
Publ.Date : Sat, 29 May 2010 08:44:16 GMT+00:00

Thomas Mendenhall: FBI agent, MCC professor and ... - Democrat and Chronicle
He also had a lifelong love of magic, says son Jim, acquired from his college roommate. "He liked to perform for small groups and parties," Jim says, "and he always had some small pocket tricks with him — coins, rubber bands or little chains he could use to entertain a waiter or the folks at other tables in a restaurant." He taught Jim to perform magic, and when the son was 12, Dad got him a gig before 200 people at the Army's Fort Meade installation near Washington....
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 May 2010 09:32:00 GMT


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