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Utah magician ready to make magic happen at SCERA show
Utah magician Timothy Riggs will provide the sleight of hand. The SCERA will provide a little something for all of the kids who come out for the show: a bag of Halloween goodies. Riggs has been doing magic since he was 8 years old and performed in a show with his Cub Scout troop.
Publ.Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 07:17:47 -0700

That's magic: David Blaine opens exhibition about his hero, magician, illusionist and ... - Daily Mail
David Blaine conjured up a smile for once as he was given a sneak preview to a new exhibition about his idol, escapologist Harry Houdini. The famously moody performance artist and street magician grinned as he paid tribute to his inspirational predecessor, who died on 31 October in 1926. Houdini: Art and Magic opens on Friday at the Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue in New York - with some of the more macabre exhibits perfectly timed for Halloween.
Publ.Date : 2010-10-26T11:21:57Z

Houdini's Magical Life on Exhibit - The Epoch Times
Handcuffs, shackles, a straightjacket—nothing could hold Harry Houdini. These items and many more artifacts made magical by the early 20th century legend will be on display at the Jewish Museum in the Upper East Side from Oct. 29 to March 27, 2011.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 07:26:03 GMT+00:00

The Newest Escape Artist - New York Times
David Blaine, who has shivered inside ice blocks in Times Square and floated inside a water-filled sphere on Oprah Winfrey's talk show, put the handcuffs on my wrists, talking about Harry Houdini the whole time. “For him,” he said as we stood inside the Jewish Museum, at 1109 Fifth Avenue (92nd Street), where an exhibition on Houdini opens on Friday, "sometimes the difficult thing was keeping the handcuffs on."
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Former North Ridgeville resident returns to perform magic at the Olde Towne Hall Theatre - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Former North Ridgeville resident, and now-famous comedian Steven Kline, or Steven Botamer, will perform Nov. 6 at the historic Old Towne Hall Theatre, located at 36119 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville.
Publ.Date : 2010-10-26T19:35:52Z

Houdini: Art And Magic At The Jewish Museum
Magician, escapologist, showman and anti-spiritualist crusader, Harry Houdini (1874–1926) spent his life in pursuit of fame. The success of his mission can be measured by the fact that he became an American superhero, the most famous magician who ever lived — and a figure whose influence on American culture persists to this day.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:20:28 -0700

Can't escape the magic of Houdini - The Weekender
Jessica Kaeberry celebrated her seventh birthday at the Houdini Museum in Scranton. She enjoyed games, cake and a magic show. At the end, she was levitated in front of all her family and friends -- and then sworn to secrecy about how it was done.
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:49:55 GMT+00:00

Local cinema to offer spook show on Halloween - Middletown Journal
The first time Fred Smart stepped on a stage 65 years ago was literally magic. The aspiring magician wowed his hometown on Marion, Ind. on the first of 30,000 performances that has stretched from 1935 until today.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:08:16 GMT+00:00

Exhibition: Haary Houdini - Jewish Theatre
Harry Houdini (1874-1926), the renowned magician and escape artist, was one of the 20th century’s most famous performers. His gripping theatrical presentations and heart-stopping outdoor spectacles attracted unprecedented crowds, and his talent for self-promotion and provocation captured headlines on both sides of the Atlantic.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 22:11:03 GMT+00:00

Magician in box: Do not open until Halloween - MSN Canada News
A Canadian escape artist and magician who's pulled off several death-defying feats hopes the public will help make him disappear by Halloween. Scott Hammell entered a Plexiglas box — a bit larger than a bus shelter — outside Toronto's transportation hub Union Station on Wednesday morning....
Publ.Date : 2010-10-27T19:13:12Z

YLT teams up with Baltimore magic studio for fundraiser - York Daily Record
York Little Theatre and Baltimore's Denny & Lee Magic Studio present A Night of Magic and Wonder Nov. 13 at YLT, 27 S. Belmont St. in Spring Garden Township. Doors open at 7 p.m. with strolling magicians, including York's Tim Storey, in the lobby. The show starts at 8 p.m. and includes magicians George Gilbert, David Breth, Malakin Riverstone, Mike Thomas and Scotty Walsh.
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:21:24 GMT+00:00

Local cinema to offer spook show on Halloween - Middletown Journal
The first time Fred Smart stepped on a stage 65 years ago was literally magic. The aspiring magician wowed his hometown on Marion, Ind. on the first of 30,000 performances that has stretched from 1935 until today.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:08:16 GMT+00:00

Houdini's art and magic on display
A century after Harry Houdini thrilled audiences with daring escapes from handcuffs, straitjackets and watery tombs, the legendary magician has conjured a major art museum exhibition that explores his enduring legacy.
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:31:25 -0700

Handcuffs, Shackles and a Straitjacket on Display at New Houdini Exhibit - DNAinfo
 The first major art museum exhibit dedicated to Harry Houdini opens at the Upper East Side Jewish Museum Friday, just in time for the Halloween anniversary of the legendary magician's death. "Houdini: Art and Magic" shows two private diaries never before seen by the public along with handcuffs, shackles and a straitjacket that belonged to the immigrant Jewish magician, who was born in Budapest and moved to New York City at the age of 13.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:44:28 GMT+00:00

Photo Coverage: David Blaine Reveals Secrets of Houdini's Escapes - Broadway World
David Blaine reveals the secrets of Houdini's escapes to children at the opening of The Jewish Museum's 'Houdini: Art and Magic' at The Jewish Museum on October 29, 2010 in New York City....
Publ.Date : 2010-10-30T00:18:38Z

Magic & Merlot brings "Chicago's Best Magician" to Elmhurst - TribLocal
With his distinctive flowing white beard and round rimmed spectacles, Eugene Burger could be mistaken for Santa Claus. But don’t let looks fool you. Burger – who has been called “Chicago’s Best Magician” by Chicago Magazine, “one of the most respected names in close-up magic today” by the Chicago Tribune, and “one of the most influential magicians of the 20th century” by Magic Magazine – is no Santa. He is, however, one of the finest magicians in the business....
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:01:47 GMT+00:00

Paramount features various magicians, tricks - Post-Bulletin
A variety of magicians from Rochester will perform in the 90-minute show, hosted by Ydoc the One and Whozeeni. Chinese wizard Merlyn Fu-Soo makes parasols and scarves appear from fog; master magicians Dylan Weese and Isaiah Foster will perform miracles with everyday objects like ropes and drawing boards....
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:01:00 GMT+00:00

The Spencers bring their illusions to Branchburg - myCentralJersy.com
"The Spencers: Magic of Illusion'' makes a stop in Central Jersey this weekend. The husband-and-wife team have revamped much of the show, which last hit the area in March. "We're constantly working on new things,'' Kevin Spencer said. "We have some new cool audience participation things. One really cool one is "Spikes of Doom.' That sounds like a mean trick, but it's actually funny and fun.
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Oct 2010 04:05:31 GMT+00:00

Magician attempts world records on Cape
People visit Cape Cod to escape, but not like Thomas Blacke. Blacke wriggled out of a chain wrapped around his body, took a quick break, then dunked underwater, where he shucked a pair of handcuffs.
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:04:18 -0700

Criss Angel's 'Believe' undergoes major transformation with less Cirque, more magic - Las Vegas Review Journal
"People wanted to see 'Mindfreak,' " the 42-year-old says of the A&E series that took magic to real locations and young audiences in a six-season run. "They wanted to get to know Criss Angel, and they wanted to see parts of my personality that they typically wouldn't see on TV."...
Publ.Date : 2010-10-29T10:13:58Z

The Art and Magic of Harry Houdini
Watch an old film of the master escape artist performing and you'll know why we haven't forgotten the name Houdini . . . you can't take your eyes off him, anymore than they could - staring up, mouths open, from a Boston street.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 07:30:00 -0700

Catholic magician "heals" war wounds
IT takes more than a miracle to rebuild shattered lives in post-war Sri Lanka. But Poovelil Mathew Mithra, a Catholic magician, does his best as he tours the country with his mystic touch to heal peoples’ spirits.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:59:38 -0700

Scranton museum hosting annual event to channel escape artist - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Every year on Halloween, a small group, full of both skeptics and believers, lock the doors of a darkened museum, join hands around a candlelit table, and attempt to summon the spirit of the world’s greatest magician at exactly 1:26 p.m., the time of his death on that very same day in 1926.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 06:36:51 GMT+00:00

Chambersburg area magicians conjure up SAM chapter - Chambersburg Public Opinion
After two years, David Bowers pulled off the magic trick of his career -- organizing an assembly in Chambersburg of the world's oldest magic society. "I'm really excited about it. To bring magic to Chambersburg is just so exciting to me," said Bowers, who is also the mid-Atlantic Regional vice president of the Society of American Magicians (SAM), the oldest magic organization in the world with more than 10,000 members....
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:48:41 GMT+00:00

McBride brings magic show to Kaukauna to boost mentoring - Appleton Post Crescent
But the organization also is adding a little real magic to the mix when contemporary magician Jeff McBride brings his "Magic Unmasked" show to Kaukauna High School at 6:30 p.m. Monday. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region. McBride is a three-time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo. For several years, he headlined at Caesar's Magical Empire in Las Vegas, and was named Vegas' Best Magician. He's been featured on every major television network.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 09:25:37 GMT+00:00

 

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