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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 14-20, 2010-

GooGoo Dolls singer announces fest date - WIVB
A popular music event will have a magical theme for 2010. The festival will include more than 30 local bands, djs, live art, and even magicians. "A ton of magicians are coming here. We've themed it the Magic Mayhem, is what they called it," Robby explained.
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:43:27 GMT+00:00

Presto change-o: Accountant turns magician - Allentown Examiner
Neil Schloss can make filing a tax return or starting a new business look like magic to those who can’t handle math. The accountant has always been a whiz with numbers but had something else up his sleeve. Clients and coworkers at Castle Consulting in Hightstown can attest to Schloss’ delight in tricks. “It’s kind of ironic that he’s an accountant and part-time magician,” said financial adviser Bob Rooyakkers, Schloss’ co-worker....
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:48:15 GMT+00:00

Las Vegas Magician Will Roya Keeps Busy Spreading the Art of Magic
Las Vegas magician Will Roya, who was once a busy corporate magician and even had his own show on the Las Vegas strip, has adjusted his career to the sour economy. Instead of trying to book shows, he now focuses his energy on classes geared towards children and booking vendor booths at various events to sell his products.
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:36:51 -0700

Magician stuns audience, judges on 'America's Got Talent'
Thirty-six-year-old magician Michael Grasso stuns the audience -- and the judges. Rather than try and describe, I'll let you see for self. Then see if you explain how he did it....
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jun 2010 07:48:35 -0700

'America's Got Talent' recap: Funny Jersey magic, dazzling subway singer and many... -
The best magician in the world? That’s how a New Jersey “illusionist” named Chipps Cooney described himself when he auditioned for “America's Got Talent” in New York City.
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:07:00 GMT

Taiwan magician opens booking agency in Taipei - Focus Taiwan News Channel
Chou Tai-hsiang, the first Asian winner of the I.B.M World Champion of Magic in its 73-year history, said that he decided to venture into the magic performance market in view of the increasing popularity of magic shows. At present, the agency employs 10 magicians who will be assigned to perform at about 1,000 promotional events in the near future, said Chou, who has reported a personal income of NT$1 million per year...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:56:13 GMT+00:00

Edinburgh Int'l Film Fest kicks off - Variety
Edinburgh International Film Festival opened with an affectionate reception to Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist." The toon, a melancholic love song for the city, preemed at the Festival Theatre, Scotland's largest performance hall and kick started another year of the fest. Toon, which is set in the 1950's and based on an unmade script by Jacques Tati, sees an ageing Parisian magician travel to a Scottish island in an attempt to further his career...
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 05:07:00 GMT

Strange magic - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
Steve Wyrick and I have a lot in common. Both of our dads wanted us to practice law, but both of us wanted to practice magic. We both watched David Copperfield on TV, and we both wanted to become the next David Copperfield. The difference between us is this: Early on, I realized I wasn’t Copperfield-caliber material; Wyrick never did...
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 21:20:53 GMT+00:00

International Magicians Gather in Atlanta Georgia - (press release)
July will be a very magical month in Atlanta this year. Five hundred magicians from across the country and around the world will gather at the downtown Atlanta Hilton beginning June 30 through July 3 for four full days of gala stage magic shows, lectures and workshops presented by more than one dozen high-profile magicians, and magic dealers from around the world demonstrating and selling their latest and greatest mysteries....
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 07:01:30 GMT+00:00

Ladue grad makes cupcake magic on TV - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Justin Willman knows how to make a cupcake disappear. The St. Louis native, who's been a professional magician since he was 13, doesn't get to sample the entries as host of the Food Network's new competition series "Cupcake Wars" — at least, not officially....
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 06:10:00 GMT

DeGeneres makes variety TV her cause - Eagle-Tribune
They're among the performers in DeGeneres' fourth variety special for TBS, "Ellen's Somewhat Special Special," which was taped Wednesday at the Chicago Theatre. It will air later this month. The show features Lady Antebellum, Australian magician James Galea...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 04:30:00 GMT

A little hocus pocus - Cleveland Advocate
Magician John O’Bryant, who performs at Sea World in San Antonio, performs a trick Monday at the Waller County Library in Hempstead...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 05:27:00 GMT

Magician to appear in Whittier
Magician and illusionist John Gabriel, who has performed in such venues as Caesar’s Palace and the Stardust in Las Vegas, will play a more intimate version of his show at the Blue Moon Theatre in Whittier on June 12-13.
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 16:12:57 -0700

Magician's Apprentice Camp Teaches Kids Magic - The State Journal
BOPARC's Magician's Apprentice Camp came to a close Friday. A dozen 3rd through 8th grade students got to try their hand at magic for a week in Morgantown. Professional magician and performer Josh Knotts taught students some of his tricks of the trade....
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 21:41:00 GMT

Houdini's Flight - Sydney Morning Herald
A century ago, in March 1910, at Diggers Rest in Victoria, the illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini was perhaps the first person to fly a plane in Australia. This diversion from his national tour is of central importance to the homage to the exploits and legends of Houdini that is offered by characters in Angelo Loukakis's latest novel, Houdini's Flight. Its moral comes as a subtitle: "Sometimes you need to disappear to find yourself."
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:10:48 GMT+00:00

Need To Add Some Zip To Your Reception? Get A London Wedding Magician! -
Wedding Magicians, who are also referred to as close-up magicians, entertain guests by doing various sleight of hand tricks that can keep guests baffled but thoroughly engaged and entertained. They will usually move around from table to table at the reception ensuring that everyone has a chance to get a glimpse of the action....
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:04:00 GMT

The ten most important books that noone reads on the occult, magick and witchcraft - Examiner
Having noticed the large amount of people that are interested in the Occult, Magick, and Witchcraft on the Hub Pages. There is a lot of good basic information being given...
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 04:41:00 GMT

Young Needham magicians in training: local kids join Society of Young Magicians - Abington Mariner
Magic might take a little sleight of hand and abracadabra, but passion also goes a long way — and passion is something three Needham teens display in abundance whenever they perform, including at the recent Magic & More show at the Newman School....
Publ.Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 23:33:00 GMT

Headliners find Twitter an easy place to share their brand, views - Las Vegas Review Journal
Criss Angel’s Twitter account ( shows more willingness than any other Vegas celeb to mingle with fans. Although its followers are besieged with exhortations to patronize Angel projects such as “Mindfreak’s” sixth season — “my best season ever,” Angel tweeted on June 8...
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 02:18:00 GMT

Magician defies the eye in India
Indian magician Anand Akash has performed a death-defying stunt, named the Great Blast Escape, Reuters reports. He was first tied up with iron chains before entering a wooden box, which was subsequently rammed by a truck at high speed. Before the box explodes, the magician amazingly emerges unharmed.
Publ.Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 12:16:19 -0700

How do I wriggle out of this? - Irish Times
ON SOME level, probably every one of us wants to believe in magic. We want to con ourselves into thinking there is a third dimension – a mysterious plane that can’t be explained or googled. Perhaps we’re trying to regain the wonderment of childhood, or for the more religiously inclined, there may be some connection between the spiritual and the supernatural....
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:01:35 GMT+00:00


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