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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 20-26, 2010-

Criss Angel donates $1 million in magic kits to launch youth program - Las Vegas Sun
Mindfreak magician Criss Angel continues to celebrate his birthday with yet another stunning charitable gift, the latest one benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Luxor headliner and star of Cirque du Soleil’s Believe is donating $1 million worth of his magic kits -- 150,000 units in all -- to launch his global online Magic Jam Initiative that we first mentioned last week here at
Publ.Date : 2010-12-21T01:04:21Z

Christmas Magic Festival delights
Magician Dorian Lachance used his skills to create slow flurries for dozens of youngsters attending the “Children’s Christmas Magic Festival” in Laurel Saturday.
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Dec 2010 11:00:54 -0800

The Illusionist (2010) - DVD Talk
The Illusionist is an older Frenchman still working the vaudeville rounds in 1959, traveling through Europe performing for sparse crowds, struggling to keep his profession alive.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Dec 2010 22:54:47 GMT+00:00

For his next trick, Kozak the Magician will attempt the impossible ... - Atlantic City Weekly
For his next trick, Kozak the Magician will attempt the impossible -- conjuring an audience out of thin air. Fresh off a six-year run in The World's Greatest Magic Show in Las Vegas, illusionist Paul Kozak is hoping to plant the same roots on the beach that he did in the desert. He's committed to a long-term contract to perform a family-friendly magic show at 6pm nightly at the Comedy Stop in The Quarter at the Tropicana....
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:37:10 GMT+00:00

Magician in search of new horizons - The Korea Herald
How do you define “magic?” Some think of it as an illusion, but young magician Lee Eun-gyeol interprets it a little differently -- as more than a distortion of reality. Lee, 29, sees magic as all about showing something new. “The biggest role of magic is to make people dream and show them possibilities,” he told The Korea Herald....
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:06:16 GMT+00:00

Russian President meets Bebo, SRK
The likes of a Russian president and a world famous magician were spotted hobnobbing with the stars on the sets of RA.One
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Dec 2010 21:33:03 -0800

Famous magician will perform at Staying Put's birthday party - Amity Observer
Ryan Oakes, nationally known magician-conjurer, will be making an appearance during New Canaan’s Staying Put’s third annual birthday party for members and guests, at 2 p.m., January 9, at Morrill Hall in St. Mark’s Church....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-23T18:27:05Z

Magician Shankar completes 35 years of entertaining people - New Kerala
Lamenting the lack of adequate government support to promote the art of magic in India, famous magician Shankar has stressed on the need for greater patronage to its practitioners to prevent the art from dying....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-23T15:49:36Z

Teenage magician conjures up success to perform in London's Magic Circle ... - Maghull & Aintree Star
Talented 16-year-old Stephen Williams was spotted by members of The Magic Circle when he performed in Atlanta, Georgia, for The Society of American Magicians. The Christmas show is being held at the Magic Circle’s headquarters over four days from Monday, December 27, to Thursday, December 30.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:56:14 GMT+00:00

Lenny Henry to host TV magic show - The List
The TV comic will present 'The Magicians', which will see three professional magicians teach three celebrities - including include Chris Tarrant, Rolf Harris and hip-hop group N-Dubz - a string of tricks each week in front of a studio audience. Magicians lined up to appear in the primetime Saturday night show include US star Chris Korn - who has performed for Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin and Adam Sandler - master illusionist Luis de Mators and British duo Barry and Stuart.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:54:04 GMT+00:00

Conjuring a Magical Relationship - New York Times
“The Illusionist” is both a modest homage to its writer and a melancholy look at a lost world. Tati was a music-hall mime before turning to film directing, and it is the dusty stage world of magic and dancing girls that this film recalls with a delicate visual style, tender humor and a sense of loss. Set in the late 1950s, the story opens on an unnamed French magician who is struggling to keep audiences interested in his old-fashioned sleights of hand. The bouquet tucked up his sleeve has become a gift that nobody seems to want....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-24T03:23:57Z

Magician's Items to be Auctioned
On the inside, it's filled with metal trunks with the name Pendragon written all over them. The storage unit belongs to Charlotte Yarbrough, the wife of Claude Yarbrough, also known as Magician Jonathon Pendragon. It's one of 21 storage lockers, in whcih the items inside are going on the auction block because of non-payment to the Fortress Secure Mini-Storage Facility in Arroyo Grande.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Dec 2010 09:18:11 -0800

Jonathan Ross to crack America with magicians Penn and Teller - Unreality TV
The series, entitled ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’ will have amateur conjurers performing tricks to try and win the chance to perform alongside the duo in Las Vegas.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:41:54 GMT+00:00

International Magician Returns Home For The Holidays - KAKE TV
John Born came back home to Wichita for the holidays. For the past three years, he has spread holiday cheer with his magic tricks at the Lord's Diner....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-23T23:56:22Z

Magic Academy offers welfare schemes
The Magic Academy of magician Gopinath Muthukad will offer half a dozen of welfare schemes for the magic artistes in Kerala.
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Dec 2010 00:39:25 -0800

Obituary: Lawrence F. Bruno, Sr. / Innovative high school football coach in Beaver County - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
An amateur magician, he was known for designing innovative plays that relied on timing and misdirection to help his smaller players beat larger opponents....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-26T05:16:07Z


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