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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 13-19, 2010-
Bob ElliottPictured is Marc Setteducati displaying his latest release for the toy market. The hi-tech puzzle is a collaboration with Ken Knowlton, Hiroshi Kondo, and Tenyo. It is being manufactured in the United States by Hasbro and the official launch for "Ji Ga Zo" will be on December 15 at Toys R Us in New York City. It is basically a jigsaw puzzle which can create any image using the enclosed software, your own picture and the special pieces. The Japanese Tenyo edition was a huge hit. (12/14/10: A MagicTimes photo).
To buy the US edition click: HERE.
To buy the Japanese edition click: HERE.

Magic Shop has illusions, gags for all ages - Cherry Hill Courier Post
Rick Saphire's Magic Shop in Cherry Hill also is your source for whoopee cushions, fake dog poop, stink perfume and many other classic novelty items. Just who is buying this stuff? It's not the kids. Saphire, the owner of The Magic Shop, has been in the business for 30 years and says only one-third of his clientele are youngsters....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-09 T00:00:00Z

Magician Richard 'The Adequate' finds street entertaining more than satisfactory - Orlando Sentinel
Richard "The Adequate" and his top hat have been downtown Orlando fixtures for several years now. The street performer, whose real name is Richard Waddington, will offer a card trick and a wise word (or a crass joke) to patrons sitting outside bars such as Casey's On Central and The Downtown PourHouse or inside Tanqueray's any night of the week. Any bar is fair game for his sleight of hand....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-13 T21:52:13Z

Winona barber has a few tricks up his sleeve - Winona Daily News
Winona barber Tom Schneider is swift with scissors, but he also has a few tricks up his sleeve. Tom, 59, a barber for 31 years, serves 10 to 15 customers a day at Tom's Barber Shop at 475 West Seventh St. And some of his regulars have discovered his secret trade as a magician....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-13 T00:00:00Z

No trick to Rogue Magic and Funshop - only oodles of customers
Drawn to the compelling characters, documentarians Jason Sosnoff and Ted Wallach have spent several years shadowing Quan and patrons at the shop on Queens Blvd. near Broadway. They've edited 300 hours of footage into what is now a 79-minute film. Come spring, they hope the project - named "Misdirection" - will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-14 T00:00:00Z
>>To watch the movie trailer click: HERE.

Franz Harary's magic coming soon at Kingdom of Dreams?
He made the famous Taj Mahal disappear years ago, and now American magician Franz Harary may soon be enthralling the Indian audiences with his magic once again at the Gurgaon-based Kingdom of Dreams. The magician will start performing at the live entertainment destination very soon, even as the ongoing Bollywood musical 'Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince' will continue to be staged, according to well-placed sources.
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 06:21:16 -0800

Queen of Hearts magic costume shop in downtown Plano to close December 31 - Pegasus News
Queen of Hearts, the magic and costume shop that's been in old downtown Plano since 1982, will close on December 31. "We're just tired," said manager Jean Dunn, who has worked at the store for 25 years. "Business has been steady, but the owner's health has been bad. I've been running the store, but I'm ready to take a break. We just decided now is the time to do it. We'd rather go out on a high than a low."...
Publ.Date : 2010-12-15 T00:00:00Z

Bob Gibbons, voice of the New York State Fair, dies at 68 - The Post-Standard - (blog)
Bob Gibbons welcomed people to the fair and entertained children around the world as a clown, magician and comedian, leaving people smiling wherever he went, said his wife, Cathy Gibbons. He was 68.
Publ.Date : 2010-12-18T02:33:48Z

P C Sorcar's daughter to present Batman acts
Maneka Sarkar, who has already made a name for herself in the world with her very own brand of magic, is working hard on her gravity-defying show which, she claims, has not been tried anywhere in the world before.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:40:45 -0800

Franz Harary's magic coming soon at Kingdom of Dreams?
He made the famous Taj Mahal disappear years ago, and now American magician Franz Harary may soon be enthralling the Indian audiences with his magic once again at the Gurgaon-based Kingdom of Dreams.
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 06:21:16 -0800

POOF! Kozak to appear in Moses Lake
Internationally acclaimed comedian-magician Kozak is coming to Moses Lake. A self-described "comic magician," Kozak has performed for more than 25 years all across the globe including a "command performance" for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in England.
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 Dec 2010 09:04:16 -0800

Zim magician turns US$1 into US$20 - The Zimbabwe Standard
So when United States-based magician Ngoni "Bebe" Kamwendo came to The Standard newsroom on Tuesday, he left everyone excited and anxious after doing a few perplexing tricks....
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Dec 2010 04:39:03 GMT+00:00


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