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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 21-27, 2010-

Warner Bros. makes deal with 'Devil' - Variety
Warner Bros. is developing "Carter Beats the Devil," Glen David Gold's novel about real-life magician Carter the Great, and set it up with Jon Shestack ("Ghosts of Girlfriends Past") to produce. Project had previously been in development at Paramount, which had optioned the property in 2002 for Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner to produce.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 19:04:24 GMT+00:00

Indian magician dodges truck while in a coffin
Magician Anand Akash has performed a death-defying stunt at Visakhapatnam in India's southern Andhra Pradesh state. In his aptly named 'Great Blast Escape' Akash was first tied-up with iron chains, and then made to enter a wooden box. Then, the box was placed inside a cubicle covered by a cloth and within a couple of minutes, a truck driven at high speed rammed the cubicle, But before it caused the box to turn into a smoke bomb, Anand Akash had emerged, lying flat on his face on the side.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 03:27:25 -0700

Arts & Entertainment -
The Luxor Las Vegas hotel and casino will launch a mobile campaign July 1 to promote the Criss Angel Believe Cirque de Soleil show. The effort will encourage consumers to text to win a prize that can only be discovered by visiting the hotel box office....
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:20:00 GMT

Glen Tullman's next trick: transform Allscripts - Crain's Chicago Business
Glen Tullman, an amateur magician, just pulled a $1.3-billion rabbit from his hat. ...Mr. Tullman developed an interest in magic while growing up, in Highland Park and later in northern New Jersey. He once drafted a business plan for a magic-themed Manhattan restaurant with magician David Copperfield, but the venture went nowhere..
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jun 2010 06:49:00 GMT

Magician launches summer reading program at library - Laurinburg Exchange
The program got underway Monday with a kickoff party that featured magician Mark Daniel. The 26-year veteran of school and library performances entertained an appreciative crowd of almost 200 children and adults in a 40-minute performance....
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jun 2010 03:07:00 GMT

Young ringmaster adds a magical touch to the circus tradition - New Orleans Times-Picayune
Illusionist Alex Ramon has to have all the angles covered when he steps into the role of ringmaster of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus...
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jun 2010 05:58:00 GMT

Los Angeles Film Festival: Magic happens in 'Make Believe' - Los Angeles Times
The documentary follows six hard-working young magicians-in-training as they prepare to compete for the title Teen World Champion in Las Vegas.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 02:03:34 GMT+00:00

Browse Special Issues - Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
An early congratulations is due to Colorado Springs resident Mark Weidhaas, better known as Inspector Magic. On July 3, Weidhaas will be named the 94th national president of the Society of American Magicians, a posting most notably held by Harry Houdini in the early 20th century. The group prides itself on being the oldest and most prestigious of its kind in the world, with nearly 300 local clubs.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 01:32:06 GMT+00:00

Bartlesville Park Magician Entertaining Visitors For More Than 30 Years
David Lea started at the park as a teenager operating rides and now, more than three decades later, he's got children and adults saying, "How'd he do that?" "I started working here in 1976," Lea said. "Actually fell in love with the place, I'm still here." David Lea operated a Skyrocket ride as a teenager back then, to earn money to buy magic tricks.
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:27:12 -0700

An Apartment With a Magical Cast - New York Times
“PICK a card, any card,” Rory Feldman instructed a visitor as he stood in the living room of his Brooklyn apartment and held out a well-thumbed deck.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:00:0 -0700

Magician will offer fun to both kids, parents
master magician and family entertainer Mike Prestby will entertain at the Britt Public Library with his unique blend of family fun, comedy, magic and audience participation.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:55:00 -0700

For illusionist Methyus, the trick is being entertaining - Erie Times-News
As a master illusionist, Erie native and current Pittsburgh resident Aedryan Methyus likes to think outside the box. He also thinks inside the box: "How the heck do I get out of here when I'm chained and handcuffed, stuffed inside a bag, and padlocked inside?"...
Publ.Date : 2010-06-24T23:43:08Z

'America's Got Talent' recap: Dutch piano boy and gross string magician in Orlando, zombies and air guitarists in Portland
What was so revolting and compelling? A 19-year-old waiter named Frankie Elliston who dabbles in magic -- gross magic. As in swallowing a long piece of string and pulling it out (slightly bloody) from the skin on his lower torso. Yuk...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 05:09:42 -0700

Magician spreads Word through magic - Palestine Herald Press
Wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Got Jesus?”, a red sequined cape and a black hat, Christian magician Jerry Thompson of Palestine loves sharing magic tricks with people of all ages....
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:50:04 GMT+00:00

Historic magic comes to Wade House July 31 - Sheboygan Press
Robert Olson, magic historian and performer from Old Sturbridge Village, comes to Wade House on Saturday, July 31, to portray magicians of the 18th, early 19th and 21st centuries.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:10:09 GMT+00:00

Magician volunteers time at children's hospital - McAllen Monitor
Justin Bustamante believes in the power of magic, and Friday he shared his love for the craft with children, parents and nurses at Edinburg Children’s Hospital. The 23-year-old magician walked the halls of the second floor with a bag of tricks, a deck of cards and a smile. He stopped by several rooms to perform his magic in hopes of making children forget their pain....
Publ.Date : 2010-06-26T00:17:45Z

Dead Man's Bones teams with magician Rob Zabrecky for two shows in Eagle Rock - Los Angeles Times
This weekend at Eagle Rock's Center for the Arts the band—joined by magician and former Possum Dixon front man Rob Zabrecky—will stage its second series of L.A. shows (after the October release of its self-titled debut album on Anti) in what Gosling and Shields hope to cultivate into an ongoing series of vaudeville-style special events featuring a rotating cast of characters, music and supernatural art forms...
Publ.Date : 2010-06-25T21:47:25Z

State overseers at Erie casino train in how to spot cheaters - Erie Times-News
At a blackjack training table, George Joseph scooped up a pair of lime dice and substituted them for another pair of red dice, weighted to roll low numbers. The original pair of dice? In the inside pocket of his sports coat....
Publ.Date : 2010-06-25T21:54:35Z

A LIFE REMEMBERED: The man behind Murdock the Magician - Register Citizen
To those who knew him nominally, or maybe saw him a few times, his was known as “Murdock the Magician.” But to those who knew John J. Conforti for the 90 years he lived on this earth, knew there was much more to him than just magic tricks — although those played a part as well....
Publ.Date : 2010-06-27T06:07:19Z

Magic Tricks Amuse Even In Extraordinary Times - NPR News
We live in a time where we expect to see amazing things before our eyes, like space ships streaking between stars. Dinosaurs returning to life. Whole planets blossoming with beautiful blue people. So how do you expect to impress people just by sawing someone in half or picking the ace of spades out of a deck of cards? Host Scott Simon visits the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York to talk with director and magician William Kalush....
Publ.Date : 2010-06-27T01:06:40Z

'A Family,' 'Make Believe' Win LAFF Jury Prizes - TheWrap
The Danish drama “A Family” and the teen-magicians documentary “Make Believe” have won the top jury prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:13:29 GMT+00:00

Hudson youth Bill Boaz has a magical talent - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bill Boaz calls himself the Master of Magic and Illusion. He flips cards into the air with the flick of a finger. He joins two pieces of rope. He reads people's minds to guess which card they chose....
Publ.Date : 2010-06-28T01:19:48Z


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