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Jim SwainPictured are Sami and Gabe Fajuri, proprietors of Potter & Potter Auctions, prior to the October 23, 2010 magic auction in Chicago, Illinois. The auction featured collectible magic and ephemera from the Estates of Herb Zarrow, Paul Fox and Dai Vernon. (10/24/10: A MagicTimes photo).

Magician's family vanishes from Walk of Fame guest list - Toronto Star
Henning’s widow, Debby, who lives in the United States, said she was disappointed no one tried to contact her from the Walk of Fame. “Doug would have been disappointed, too,” she said. Henning died of liver failure in 2000. He was 52.
Publ.Date : 2010-10-19T04:06:26Z

On this day: David Blaine leaves his perspex box after 44 days - Jewish Chronicle
Blaine, whose Russian Jewish mother died of cancer when he was 19, has said he only feels alive when he is near to death. He survived six weeks suspended above the Thames, and as he left his glass cage in 2003, he cried: “This has been one of the most importance experiences of my life.”
Publ.Date : 2010-10-19T14:14:53Z

Jewish Museum Opens Houdini Exhibit, 10/29 - Broadway World
The Jewish Museum is presenting the first major art museum exhibition to examine Houdini's life, legend, and enduring cultural influence from October 29, 2010 through March 27, 2011. Through 163 objects, including 26 recent works of art, exhibition visitors will explore the career and legacy of the celebrated entertainer while considering his lasting impact on contemporary art and culture....
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:01:43 GMT+00:00

Magician starts program to combat bullying - Inside Toronto
Having faced bullying himself as a child, magician Scott Dietrich is taking a stand. The YTV host, who lived in the Bloor Street and Ossington Avenue area until recently, unveiled his newest pet project, School Heroes Unite, which seeks to foster healthier relationships between schoolchildren at a time when bullying-related tragedies have been making headlines.
Publ.Date : 2010-10-18T23:55:53Z

Magic tricks reveal surprising results about autism - EurekAlert (press release)
Magicians rely on misdirection—drawing attention to one place while they're carrying out their tricky business somewhere else. It seems like people with autism should be less susceptible to such social manipulation. But a new study in the U.K. finds that people with autism spectrum disorder are actually more likely to be taken in by the vanishing ball trick, where a magician pretends to throw a ball in the air but actually hides it in his hand.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:09:53 GMT+00:00

Autistic people 'more likely to be taken in by magic tricks, illusions'
A new study has revealed that people with autism spectrum disorder are actually more likely to be taken in by the vanishing ball trick, where a magician pretends to throw a ball in the air but actually hides it in his hand.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 21:59:58 -0700

Crazy antics on tap when Ringling arrives in Erie
Magician David DaVinci had a favorite book while growing up, but it wasn't "The DaVinci Code." Roll over Barnum; tell Bailey the news. The Feld Corporation tapped DaVinci, a master magician and illusionist, to serve as your de-facto ringmaster for the surprise-filled "Illuscination," which rolls into Tullio Arena tonight for six shows through Sunday.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 21:15:29 -0700

Magic, native myths merge for duo - Tahlequah Daily Press
Magicians Bobby and Jeramy Neugin, of Hulbert, create new illusions and tricks which combine stories of Cherokee lore with their entertainment. The Neugins have also been inducted into the Society of American Magicians this month, an institution which includes such famous magicians as David Copperfield and Penn and Teller....
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:48:59 GMT+00:00

Magician Chipper Lowell will amaze, amuse - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Chipper has an extensive background in improv, having trained with the legendary Groundlings troupe. Audiences will witness juggling with medieval weapons, arms twisting 360 degrees, audience members becoming human radio towers, paintings that suddenly come to life, and even a fully trained and highly intelligent snapping turtle attempting to out-do Evel Knievel. Best of all, the show is "family-friendly" and suitable for all ages.
Publ.Date : 2010-10-21T23:52:20Z

Curiocity: The Magician Behind Mickey's Magic Show - WCCO
Brad Ross was 13 years old when his parents took him on vacation to the magical land of Las Vegas. Though he began his love of illusions at the tender age of 5, he always saw it as more of a hobby than anything else. But on that night, he settled in for the live "Grand Illusion" show with his family in Vegas -- and everything changed.
Publ.Date : 2010-10-22T16:20:11Z

Kids keep magician on his toes - AccessAtlanta
Atlanta-based magician Arthur Atsma has been conjuring up his own brand of sleight-of-hand wizardry for more than 20 years. Audiences of all ages, from corporate suits to church groups, have seen Atsma at work. But his next show will be decidedly for kids as Atsma takes the stage at Aurora Theatre’s Children’s Playhouse.
Publ.Date : 2010-10-22T20:52:11Z

Magician Bill Kahn receives key to Clearwater
Bill Kahn, who has been a magician for seven decades, always has a trick up his sleeve. With some sleight of hand he can make a bird appear from an empty wooden box. He can make a boom box vanish. He can get a 3-foot-long snake he named Vindshield Viper to pick a particular card out of a deck....
Publ.Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:12:19 -0700

Houdini Trunk Reappears, But Will Keep Its Secrets
To mark the 84th anniversary of Harry Houdini's death, one of the magician's most famous props will materialize from a New York City magic shop as a key part of a new exhibit. On Oct. 29, New York's Jewish Museum will pay tribute to the escape artist with "Houdini: Art and Magic," an exhibit that examines the cultural influence of Houdini, a rabbi's son born in 1874. Besides old photos and posters, 26 works by contemporary artists including Matthew Barney and Jane Hammond will go on display. The show will include the magician's well-known Metamorphosis trunk, 11 pairs of handcuffs and a straitjacket he'd wriggle out of, often while suspended in midair.
Publ.Date : SAT, 23 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Trick or treat: Seeking a sign from Houdini - Jewish Telegraphic Agency
On Halloween, the anniversary of his death, Harry Houdini will be back on stage. The Jewish Museum in New York is opening a new exhibition, “Houdini: Art and Magic,” on Oct. 29, and curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport says the entrance gallery will feature a replica stage projecting a life-size image of the great Jewish magician performing his water torture act.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:27:30 GMT+00:00


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