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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 26-August 1, 2010-

Raising money with magic - Signal
Ring 280 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians presented the entertainment for the fourth annual fundraiser, featuring up-close presentations and two stage shows. Ring 280, named the Mark Wilson Ring, is a group of about 25 local magicians who have met at the Boys & Girls Club building in Newhall since January 2005. “This (show) is a way to thank them,” said the ring’s president, Brian Hoffman....
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:56:13 GMT+00:00

Bag of tricks: Dubai's circle of magicians - National
The world of professional illusionists is an exclusive club where rivalry and secrecy are said to be rife. A peep into the Dubai circle finds some impressive and intriguing entertainment...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:09:48 GMT+00:00

FEATURE: Magician Lu casts spell in China - Taipei Times
Taiwanese magician Lu Chen has cast a spell over millions of television viewers in China, breaking into the big time with a mix of classic illusions and modern trickery.
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Jul 2010 22:37:16 GMT+00:00

Liu Qian, the Miracle Man - Channel News Asia
Taiwan illusionist Liu Qian walks down a crowded street in Ximending, Taiwan, with two Japanese guests in tow. The trio walking down the street soon becomes a procession as a crowd gathers around them, expecting something magical to happen. They were not disappointed....
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:24:50 GMT+00:00

Indian magicians blow my mind: American illusionist - Sify
Renowned American illusionist Franz Harary, who once made the Taj Mahal disappear, says Indian magicians have no money, no technology, but their magic 'blows my mind'.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:33:37 GMT+00:00

Illusionist Brett Daniels leaves the crowd asking, 'How did he do that?' - Press of Atlantic City
By the time Daniels concludes his show with an elaborate routine that involves turning a metal frame into a real motorcycle, then transporting it from point A on the stage to point B - an enclave above and to the left of the audience - you're wishing he's got a few more tricks up his sleeves. Cynics can spend all the time they want scoffing, trying to figure out how Daniels levitates this or conjures that. But why bother? Just sit back and enjoy.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

The Art of Illusion Comes to FOX 5 Mornings - MyFox Washington DC
The art of illusion has mystified people for hundreds of years. Magician, Joshua Jay’s main performance style is close up. Jay uses coins, bottles, and borrowed hundred dollar bills in order to defy audience expectations. In order to impress our audience, Jay shared some impressive tricks using a single deck of cards....
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Franz Harary -- the American Magician Back On Television Screens - All India Today
American illusionist and inventor– Franz Harary who has appeared on the television shows with his first as NBC’s The World’s Greatest Magic where he vanished the Space Shuttle and who once made the Taj Mahal disappeared from its place, had returned back again to the Magic shows. This time he is playing his major role in the magical T.V show India’s Magic Star as a Judge and this show has only been telecasted on the Indian Channel Star One. He has been creating all the magical segments for the Broadway Production from a quite long time....
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:16:39 GMT+00:00

FSU Dean is a Master Magician - WCTV
Dr. Marcus has spent 18 magical years at FSU and is nationally known in her field. But her true magic is, well, magic. Dr. Marcus may be an expert in ecology and biology, but Nancy is a master magician. Cards--she can cut them into thirds...scarves, she can pull them from anywhere. And milk she can balance it on your head....
Publ.Date : 2010-07-29T01:25:59Z

Magician Paul Draper reads minds in Vegas - Las Vegas Weekly
Paul Draper can bend spoons with his mind, see through duct tape and read other people’s thoughts. How did he develop superhuman powers? By studying Native American ghost dancers, South American cannibals and Louisiana spiritualists, of course....
Publ.Date : 2010-07-28T23:02:49Z

Mercer Island resident doubles as stock broker, magician - Bainbridge Island Review
“Pick out your favorite card and then I want you to sign your name on it,” said Chad Reibman, spreading out a deck on an outdoor table at Tully’s coffee shop on S.E. 27th Street...
Publ.Date : 2010-07-28T16:29:07Z

Etienne shares the magic of books at library
Magician and illusionist Leon Etienne wrapped up the summer reading program at the Little Falls Public Library Thursday afternoon by performing and teaching magic tricks during an hour-long show.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 05:15:51 -0700

Tour to visit resting place of more than 20 magicians - Sturgis Journal
Thursday, a magic tour of Lakeside Cemetery will be hosted by Al Ulman of Honolulu. Ulman is formerly of Hamtramck. Lakeside Cemetery is becoming a tourist attraction because it is the final resting place for more than 20 magicians, including the Blackstones.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:32:38 GMT+00:00

This show was magical experience - Hampton Union
Magician Norman Ng had a room full of children screaming and helping him perform tricks at the Hampton Falls Free Library on Wednesday night.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 06:16:18 GMT+00:00

Like another art, magic too requires learning and mastering skills that has to be perfected by rigorous practice. But for Jadugar Raj Bhat, a native of Mysore, magic seems to have come quite naturally, as an inborn instinct. Raj says, "I was so impressed after watching a magic show performed in the school where I was studying, that I immediately decided that I will become a magician. I started collecting books written by great magicians and also began practicing some of their techniques."..
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:31:44 GMT+00:00

Magician shares his secrets with children
Brett Sears began performing magic when he was 10 as an assistant to his dad. Today magic is his full-time job. "I started doing my own paid shows when I was 12 or 13," Sears said. He challenges his students to learn the performance of magic rather than take the easy solution.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 13:26:42 -0700

Linn brings clean laughs to Norwalk
Comedian and magician Chris Linn, who returns to the North Coast for a July 30 show at the Norwalk Main Street Theatre, makes no bones about his family-friendly, bomb-free act.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:33:39 -0700

'I could make the moon disappear if I wanted to' - Hindustan Times
Popular magician, Franz Harary is back in India after he made the Taj Mahal disappear on his last visit. This time he will be a judge and mentor for Star One’s- India’s Magic Star show. “Anything outside the laws of physics if magic; it’s just all about presentation,” he says. “I like manipulating large objects. These days I can say let’s get the moon to vanish and no one will look at me weirdly...
Publ.Date : Sat, 31 Jul 2010 09:35:58 GMT+00:00

Local magicians receive the Nate Leipzig Award for Membership Growth - TCPalm
On July 27, master magician Rick Hinze traveled from Atlanta, Ga. to the St. Lucie Lanes bowling alley to present an award to the local assembly of the Society of American Magicians. Ed Malinowski, president of the local Assembly No. 172, accepted the award which consisted of a metal tipped wand encased in a beautiful wooden inlaid box with a brass plate inscribed as "Society of American Magicians 2009-2010 Nate Leipzig Award for Membership Growth, Assembly No. 172, Stuart-Port St. Lucie, Florida."...
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:32:05 GMT+00:00


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