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Criss Angel's magic warehouse and all-new Believe - Las Vegas Sun
Just in time for its second anniversary this Halloween weekend, Mindfreak superstar Criss Angel has magically transformed his Cirque du Soleil show Believe at the Luxor. In fact, with a total of 40 amazing illusions, the show has now become a high-powered, high-speed rock arena magic spectacular. The dancers have vanished, the dark tale of tricks gone awry has disappeared, and in their place, Criss has conjured Mindfreak on steroids live onstage....
Publ.Date : 2010-10-28T23:58:21Z

DVD Review: The Magician (1958) - The Criterion Collection
The Magician is considered one of the master’s lesser works. Yet even lesser Bergman can be pretty damn amazing, and this longtime admirer found Criterion’s recent DVD release an apt offering for Halloween Day. With a beautifully restored high-def digital transfer and improved subtitles, the moodily lensed (courtesy of elegant cinematographer Gunnar Fischer) movie proves an enjoyable grown-up gothic exercise.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 10:17:58 -0700

Major Houdini exhibit opens
Will wonders never cease? 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. “Houdini: Art and Magic,” which opened Friday at The Jewish Museum, tells the story of an impoverished son of Jewish immigrants who harnessed the power of the mass media, and the emerging technologies of film and photography, to become one of the 20th century’s most famous performers.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 07:05:35 -0700

Magic Tricks Are a Treat - Patch
They were there to see CHS Vice Principal and Magic Club Advisor Michael Healy present his annual Magic Show. The show was the first of two and proceeds from the performances help fund the yearly activities of the CHS Magic Club. According to Healy, this past week was National Magic Week, and, yes, you canlook it up if you believe you are being tricked. Students in the club can join the youth chapter of the Society of American Magicians.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 18:06:23 GMT+00:00

Gilles Marini to Play Magician on Castle - TV.com
According to TV Guide, the actor will portray Tobias Strange, one of the main suspects in the murder of a New York City magic-shop owner. He'll appear on the installment titled "Poof, You're Dead," slated to air in early 2011....
Publ.Date : 2010-10-30T23:55:59Z

Exhibit delves into life of Houdini
Handcuffs, shackles, a torture chamber and straitjacket used by renowned escape artist Harry Houdini will be part of a major exhibit that delves into the life and legend of the world famous magician.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:16:53 -0700

Aspiring producer has interest in magic and tae kwon do - Daily Sundial
As a public access television host, radio DJ and world-traveling magician’s assistant, Tyler Wiest has spent his fair share of time in the limelight, but the 22-year-old cinema and television arts major really wants to be the man behind the curtain....
Publ.Date : Wed, 03 Nov 2010 01:32:51 GMT+00:00

On Camera: Magician Pops Out Of Grave
Canadian escape artist Dean Gunnarson pops out of the ground after being buried 42 hours in a steel coffin.
Publ.Date : Wed, 03 Nov 2010 05:26:28 -0700

Coupons Work Like Magic With Tulsa Area Magician - News On 6
Especially when the discount coupon on the back of a Reasor's cash register receipt is offered by a local magician: Brad "Bradini" Evans. "I actually got a hot idea for you," Bradini said. Hey, my wallet bursts into flames all the time, doesn't everyone's? I called Bradini because I saw that he was offering discount coupons on the backside of Reasor's Cash register tape. He said he's only been advertising that way for a short period of time - trying to make something happen...
Publ.Date : 2010-11-03T21:35:14Z

The Weekly Schmooze: Trick or treat with Houdini - Jerusalem Post
Trick or treat! Halloween, which took place this week, is not a Jewish holiday, but it has special significance for fans of one famous Jew. Magician Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, died from peritonitis on October 31, 1926, and every year, from 1927 to the present, a séance has been conducted on his yartzheit in an attempt to conjure up his spirit. So far, it hasn't worked, but we're giving you fair time to buy an Ouija board before the next Houdini Séance.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:26:35 GMT+00:00

Local magician appears, books and gifts to disappear - Morning Journal
As a fundraiser for the North Ridgeville Historical Society, a local man turned widely traveled magician is doing three special shows Saturday. He is Steven Kline, a master of illusionism and prestidigitation whose act mixes comedy and audience-participation and a guest character of Dusty the Dragon....
Publ.Date : 2010-11-05T12:28:49Z

Criss Angel Launches New Magic Kit - Hollyscoop.com
Did you know Criss has broken the world record of the most watched magician on television? Not to mention is known as the Magician of the Decade? Now that's bragging rights on Angel's behalf!...
Publ.Date : 2010-11-05T16:39:22Z

Magicians to blur reality, illusion at ArtsCenter - California Chronicle
Joshua Lozoff and LA-based magician Micah Cover will team up for an evening of mystery at The ArtsCenter Nov. 11-14....
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 13:54:58 GMT+00:00

Charles Reynolds, Magicians’ Magician, Dies at 78 - New York Times
Charles Reynolds, who described his business as providing “chaste, charming, weird, wonderful and supernatural illusions” -- and who proved it by coming up with two entirely different ways to make an elephant disappear -- died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 78....
Publ.Date : 2010-11-08T04:25:40Z

 

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