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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 27, 2010-January 2, 2011-

Livermore theater project looks hopefully at demographics, diversity - Contra Costa Times
During a recent performance at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, a group of magicians asked for some courageous volunteers to come up on stage and assist them with their acts.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Dec 2010 08:12:45 GMT+00:00

Magician enjoys tough audience of children at theater - Citizen Online
Bruce Purdy sawed a boy in half Sunday afternoon. Then again, maybe he didn’t. Purdy brought his musical magic show to the Auburn Public Theater for a boisterous bunch of children and their parents. He wowed them with his sleight-of-hand tricks -- and heard about it when he didn’t....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-27T12:24:25Z

Young magician delights hospital, nursing center patients on Christmas - Daily Chronicle
On Saturday people sat in amazement as Kyler Yeomans had his pet skunk chew three diamond shapes into a newspaper. This skunk (a puppet) did this in order to signify the three of diamonds, a card that a participant was holding and Yeomans had not seen....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-27T11:27:09Z

Captain Matt Episcopo merges magic, law enforcement (video) - Oneida Dispatch
Captain Matt Episcopo has a magical job where he is part comedian, part sleight of hand artist, and all professional entertainer. He is also a highly decorated captain with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and often melds his two professions into law enforcement-themed magic shows or magically enhanced training sessions.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Dec 2010 17:03:44 GMT+00:00

CASTLE "Poof! You're Dead" 12 Photos With Gilles Marini - Daemon's TV
When the owner of historic Drake’s Magic Shop in New York is found drowned in Houdini’s famous water torture tank, Castle and Beckett must delve into the world of magic, magicians and their secrets to find his killer.
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 08:28:16 GMT+00:00

An Interview with Las Vegas Magician Dan Sperry - Associated Content
Recently making his way onto the popular variety show "America's Got Talent" (season 5, week 11) is the macabre "Shock Illusionist" Dan Sperry. Dan Sperry is best described as a Tim Burton come to life - so move over Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands - there's a new guy in town....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-30T06:08:38Z

Local magician Kevin Barnes will perform at the Back Bowl Friday - Vail Daily News
From an early age, Barnes was enthralled with magic. What started as a knack for entertaining family and friends with sleight of hand and card tricks, Barnes eventually parlayed into a successful career on, arguably, the worlds preeminent stage for entertainers: The Las Vegas strip....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-29T20:07:20Z

Morgan Strebler Receives Magic's Highest Award - YAHOO!
The International Magicians Society (IMS) has selected Morgan Strebler, renowned mentalist, illusionist, and psycho-kinetic (PK) practitioner as the recipient of a 2011 Merlin Award, its most prestigious honor....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-30T05:18:31Z

The BBC goes over to the dark side with magicians who mix a little blood with ... - Scotsman
THEY'VE walked on water, raised the dead and been denounced by the Christian clergy. Now, Barry and Stuart, a magic act from Aberdeen with an impishly mischievous sense of humour, are unleashing their macabre tricks on the Saturday night schedules of BBC One....
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:01:17 GMT+00:00

Videographer Joe Paull's best videos of 2010
Magician Frankie Ellistion Performs Street Magic
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 21:35:02 -0800

Houdini's inescapable influence - Toronto Star
One can understand why TV fans of a certain age might think — hope, even — that The Cape, a new NBC series premiering Jan. 9 might be about a magician. Once upon a time the caped swirling magician with mysterious powers of prestidigitation and escapology made for a rare superhero: a living one.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:43:28 GMT+00:00

First Night will close 2010 with magic - Danbury News Times
Peter Samelson will be the headliner. Called the "soft-spoken conceptualist of sorcery" by the New York Times, Samelson is known as "the magician's magician," Killmer said.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Dec 2010 04:01:22 GMT+00:00

Magician set to perform for illusionists Penn and Teller in TV special - Kent News
An up-and-coming celebrity magician is set to perform for world famous illusionists Penn and Teller and television legend Jonathan Ross. Richard Bellars, who lives in Tunbridge Wells, beat off competition from hundreds of magicians to become one of seven performers in an ITV show, Fool Us, on January 7....
Publ.Date : 2010-12-31T07:54:49Z

The Magicians on BBC One -
While The Magicians indeed featuring a smattering of conjuring, as is common in modern television they can’t just have talented people doing their jobs and getting themselves over for once but instead have to include – this is a hard sentence to finish – celebrities.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Jan 2011 22:46:02 GMT+00:00

Magician to add his spell to religious course in Devizes - This is Wiltshire
Former Royal Marine commando and magician Tim Saiet, a member of the Magic Circle and an ordained Church of England minister, will speak at a taster session at Hayden’s Bakeries on Hopton Industrial Estate on January 11 at 7.30pm....
Publ.Date : 2011-01-01T06:56:22Z

Believe it: Criss Angel's work has markedly improved Luxor show - Las Vegas Sun
Angel has essentially taken over and made “Believe” a show about magic, and as such it is far better than it was when it opened. A cynic would say, “That’s damning with faint praise,” but Angel has gone back to the work shed and rebuilt a show many observers thought would have been long dead by now. Good for him....
Publ.Date : 2011-01-03T02:14:49Z

Magician makes families appear - Ct Post
Shelton magician Bryan Lizotte began entertaining dinner patrons at restaurants 16 years ago. Few performers and restaurants paired up back then, but now dozens of restaurants throughout Connecticut employ tableside magicians, balloon artists and face painters to entertain their young guests.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:57:34 GMT+00:00


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