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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 5-11, 2010-

Hot young magician Joshua Jay likes to tinker with mechanics of illusions - Plain Dealer
If you see Joshua Jay sit down at your neighborhood poker game, cash your chips and excuse yourself. The Canton native and Ohio State grad is one of the world's hottest young magicians, but his expertise -- and first love -- is playing cards....
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 10:43:57 GMT+00:00

Edinburghs Camera Obscura You wont believe your eyes at £12m revamp - Scotsman
WITH a bunny girl jumping out of a magician's top hat, the city fathers who shut down one of the wonders of Victorian Scotland for being "a vulgar peep show attracting people of ill- repute" may have thought they made the right decision.
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 23:17:03 GMT+00:00

New Harry Potter trailer features Jewish mystical themes -
Words like “abracadabra,” which have been used by magicians for years, have their origins in Judaism. This Aramaic word literally means “He has created as he has spoken” - or manifestation according to the power of words. This word comes from the verb “daber,” which refers to organizing “speech.” Thus, when the magician says something--casts the spell or incantation--things are created by making order out of chaos.
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 19:17:24 GMT+00:00

Gray Matter - Adventure Gamers
The beginning of Gray Matter introduces a travelling street magician named Samantha. She's left America and is currently in Oxford, England, trying to find a magician’s hangout called the Daedalus Club when she’s waylaid by a bad storm. Sam overhears a girl looking for a neurobiologist named Dr. David Styles, as she’s supposed to be his new assistant.
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 16:03:17 GMT+00:00

Exclusive: Criss Angel talks Mindfreak's secrets and future - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
During a long interview at his new home Serenity, Criss talked candidly about the six new one-hour Mindfreak specials, their amazing highlights and if the series will continue after this year.
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 16:14:52 GMT+00:00

Teen's sleight of hand earns him coveted scholarship to magic camp - Ocala
Anthony Jones, 16, flicks his wrist, hurriedly pushes up his sleeves, and constantly twitches his fingers in anticipation. But if you happen to blink, you may miss the trick.
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:06:39 GMT+00:00

Magicians have reappeared - San Diego Union Tribune
The International Brotherhood of Magicians is holding its 82nd annual assembly at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley. More than 700 professional and amateur performers are registered for the event that features lectures, competitions and a room stocked with vanishing objects and playing cards.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 04:20:09 GMT+00:00

Magic Mike's award is no illusion -
KIRK Michael magician Mike Clague has received an award from the The Magic Circle, the world’s most prestigious magic society. The President’s Certificate is an award for services to the magic art. It was presented on Saturday on behalf of President Jack Delvin by Paul Martin, chairman of the Magicians of Mann, and, like Mike, a member of The Magic Circle.
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:02:07 GMT+00:00

Magician Venu casts a spell - Hindu
It was a Tuesday to remember for over 1,500 children who had gathered at Hari Hala Kala Bhavan. For two whole hours, they were entertained and entranced by Samala Venu's magic tricks. The illusionist's invitation to a free magic show for underprivileged children was accepted by many from not just the city but across the State. Children from various NGOs and departments such as AP State AIDS Control Society, MNJ Cancer Hospital, PAMENCAP etc were present....
Publ.Date : 2010-07-06T23:57:32Z

Magic shows see changes, challenges - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cirque du Soleil finally has confirmed the ongoing overhaul of "Criss Angel: Believe" will be declared finished in October, in time to mark the second anniversary of the Luxor revue that opened to bad reviews and generally negative audience response.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 09:15:32 GMT+00:00

Kozak the Magician Continues to Bring Comedy, Excitement and Mystery to the Comedy Stop in His ... -
Not just a great show for AC with a great price but truly one of the best comedy magic shows in the world, Kozak presents an incredibly entertaining audience-interactive show that is complete with humor, charm and amazement. And, incredibly, Kozak changes the show almost every night keeping it fresh and extremely entertaining. People have come back to see Kozak as many as four and five times, catching a new trick or two in every performance....
Publ.Date : 2010-07-03T06:57:28Z

Magician went searching for tricks in borrowed books - Rio Rancho Observer
What better way is there to pick up a new hobby than to borrow books from the library? Next to none and Magical Michael Steele is living proof of that fact. A Sedona, Ariz., resident and traveling performer, Steele is a magician, professional yo-yo’er and a substitute teacher who will perform at the Loma Colorado Main Library Wednesday afternoon....
Publ.Date : 2010-07-11T06:05:02Z


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