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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 7-13, 2010-
Steve Forte and Jason EnglandPictured is Steve Forte receiving a Special Fellowship Award from Jason England at the 42nd Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show on April 11th in Hollywood, California.

Prior to receiving the award the legal case Forte was involved in was resolved when all charges against him were dropped. What follows is an exclusive interview with Jason England, who served as an expert witness in the case and agreed, for the first time, to answer the most sensitive questions and lay out the facts of the case. For the full interview click: HERE. (6/7/10: Photo by Hal Scheie).

Bloomberg's Man in Albany Is Young but Seasoned - New York Times
Just when Micah C. Lasher thought it was safe to finally sleep one recent morning, three words appeared in his in-box: “It’s a sham.” Mr. Lasher had stayed up all night helping write a bill to increase the number of charter schools in New York, a cornerstone of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s education agenda. ...As a child growing up in the Upper West Side, he made a name for himself as a magician. He performed tricks like the Ambitious Coin, in which a half-dollar vanishes, on NBC’s “Today” show. And by age 14, he had published a 224-page book of tricks.
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

The world needs a little magic - The Evening Sun
If you ever wondered how a magician pulls off his tricks, for once I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. The hand, magician John Mulholland once observed, isn't really quicker than the eye. The human eye, after all, can see 20 individual images per second, far faster than the fingers of the most skillful prestidigitator could ever move. But the hand, Mulholland said, is really quicker than the mind.
Publ.Date : Sun, 06 Jun 2010 03:44:00 GMT

Smithfield Township - Pocono Record
Magician Mark Mysterrio presents an all-new "Mark Mysterrio's Tales of Magic and Mystery for Kids" at Shawnee Playhouse, opening at 10 a.m. today. The show is a spectacle of illusions and wonders created especially for Shawnee Playhouse. The show is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages....
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Jun 2010 22:37:00 GMT

Spreading magic to Third World - New York Daily News
Ridgewood magicians John (Six) Muldoon, 21, and (Devonte) Roque Rafael Rosero, 20, revealed dozens of tricks to some of El Salvador's poorest children last month, as ambassadors for the nonprofit Magicians Without Borders....
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:39:00 GMT

Magician named parade marshall
World-renowned magician Greg Frewin has been named Grand Marshall for the Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade. The parade takes place July 1 at Optimist Park.
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:27:40 -0700

Late magician gets top honour
A diverse group of celebrities from the worlds of music, film, literature and sports dominate this year's list of seven inductees into Canada's Walk of Fame, organizers announced Tuesday. But the top of the 2010 honour roll belongs to the late magician and illusionist Doug Henning, who posthumously won the Cineplex Entertainment Canadian Legend Award. Henning died of liver cancer Feb. 7, 2000, in Los Angeles.
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 05:15:47 -0700

"FRIGHT NIGHT" Remake gets its Evil Ed - FANGORIA
The remake of FRIGHT NIGHT has begun to take a much clearer shape this week with the revealing details of its Las Vegas setting and Criss Angel inspiration for the modern Peter Vincent. Now, that character and the infamous Evil Ed have been cast, check out who's playing them below!...
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 18:38:00 GMT

Magician's apprentice wanted
IT is every magician's No. 1 rule: don't let them know your secrets. However, after almost 70 years of illusion, entertainment and trickery, Col "Mandrake the Wizard of Magic" Newman is finally ready to spill the beans. The 84-year-old wants to share his vast array of magical tricks with a young apprentice before he gets too old to teach.
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 07:00:00 -0700

Enchanting family - The Hindu
Magicians Luna Shimada and Losander were in the city in connection with a magic convention for women. Luna speaks about women and magic...
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 13:04:52 GMT+00:00

New Milford library to welcome magician
Magician Mark Zacharia will "Make a Splash" at the New Milford Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. It will be an interactive magic program during which Zacharia will tell a spirited pirate story from his favorite library book -- compete with surprises -- make sea salt vanish and reappear, and test the youngsters to see if they are worthy pirates.
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 22:30:20 -0700

Magician reappears - Stuttgart Daily Leader
Magician Scott Davis, who has been performing magic professionally since the age of 14, will be the opening at 10 a.m., Friday, June 11, to kick off the Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash - Read” at the Stuttgart Public Library at 2002 South Burekle Street in Stuttgart.
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:00:49 GMT+00:00

World-class magician to perform in Libby - The Western News
“The Magic of Jay Owenhouse” is coming to Libby on Saturday, June 19. The show has been called a “mind-boggling, spell-binding experience” with an elaborate production called “Magic on the Edge” which includes audience members floating in mid-air, predictions of the future, people sawed in half and others who disappear entirely. Owenhouse’s Bengal tiger, “Shere-khan,” is also part of the event....
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 20:45:02 GMT+00:00

Andhra Pradesh's magician teaches road safety lessons
Akash Anand, a magician rode his motorbike blindfolded on the busy roads in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam city to create traffic awareness among the public.
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:38:53 -0700

World-Renowned Magician Jeff McBride Makes Rare Atlanta Appearance - PR.com (press release)
The Atlanta chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians will host an outstanding weekend of magic on June 11 and 12, staring a world-renowned magician entertaining and teaching their members how to improve their craft....
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Jun 2010 07:05:09 GMT+00:00

Asia Illusionist & Sexy Female Magician to make Cameo Appearance on MediaCorp’s “The Noose” - WebWire
J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning, will be making a cameo appearance as themselves on the third episode of season 3 of "The Noose", a popular comedy TV series that airs on MediaCorp Studios Channel 5....
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Jun 2010 03:23:00 GMT

Magic Night to dazzle viewers at Homestead Museum - San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Fancy card tricks, sleight-of-hand maneuvers, and other magical illusions are part of the Homestead Museum's "An Evening of Magic."
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Jun 2010 08:44:01 GMT+00:00

 

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