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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 7-13, 2011-
Christopher Hart displaying the new "Hand Runner" at the Now York Toy FairChristopher Hart displaying the new "Hand Runner" at the New York Toy Fair on February 13th. Hart played Thing in the Addams Family movies and the "Hand Runner" is the latest release by Roger Dreyer's Fantasma Toys. It is an amazing electronic hand that can crawl up walls and across ceilings. It is expected to be released in June. (2/13/11: A MagicTimes photo).

Live from Sprint's 'Industry First' event with Dan Hesse and... David Blaine - engadget
Here we go! "It defies everything you know about reality." A tank of 10,000 gallons of water is on stage. Apparently it can drown "up to 8 ordinary men." ...Shocking news: Blaine is in the tank! He is wearing a suite, and not doing very much. We are literally sitting around, watching a man in a suit sit underwater....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-07T23:23:17Z

Fed Hill vs. The Magician -- Illusions magic bar is fighting to keep its entertainment license - Weblogs.baltimoresun.com
At the outskirts of this alcohol-infused blur is a magic bar. With chandeliers and leather seats, Illusions Bar & Lounge might seem an unlikely target for the ire of the local community association, when compared with the rowdy behavior of some of its neighbors. Yet Monday, Illusions and the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association will be headed to Baltimore City Circuit Court as the association attempts to get the bar’s entertainment license revoked....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-07T13:43:28Z

Magician's reappearing act - Henley Standard
Paul Daniels, who lives in Wargrave, last appeared at the biennial event in 2003. He will be performing his magic show, Another Magical Evening, on one night of this year’s month-long festival in June....
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Feb 2011 09:25:34 GMT+00:00

Clairton native Supernovich wins magic's highest honor - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Clairton native Mike Supernovich, whose stage name is Mike Super, has been named 2011 Entertainer of the Year by the International Magicians Society....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-07T12:31:53Z

Magician author speaks to writers club - Victorville Daily Press
Gerald Schiller, who performs regularly as a magician and is a member of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, is author of nine books including children’s stories and mystery novels. He has written more than 200 articles as well...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-08T14:53:51Z

Magician hangs in mid air
Hovering in mid-air is no fun on an ice-cold morning in downtown Peterborough -- something magicians Ted and Marion Outerbridge realized while staging one of their famous levitation illusions Tuesday.
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:32:00 -0800

James Randi's challenge and the search for science in homeopathy
James Randi launched a bold challenge Saturday that aims to debunk so-called homeopathic drugs. The fraud-busting magician even offered $1 million to any manufacturer who could prove they work as directed.
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:19:27 -0800

Review: A Look at a Truly Greatest Magician - ABC News
Jim Steinmeyer will make you long for the days when magicians competed to build bigger and better illusions and dazzled audiences with floating princesses, disappearing assistants and rabbits pulled from hats.
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Feb 2011 20:20:32 GMT+00:00

Standing ovation for Laurel magician - Howard County Times
Eric Henning, a full-time professional magician from Laurel, said he was astonished by the standing ovation he received from a roomful of family entertainers at Kapital Kidvention in Leesburg, Va. His presentation, "Dime a Dozen: How to Go from Unusual to Unique," provided the audience with what he calls his tried-and-true ideas on how to stand out from the crowd and create their own effective brand in their market...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-09T20:00:29Z

The Most Famous Magician You've Never Heard Of - NPR News
Mention the name Howard Thurston these days and you're likely to get a blank stare. But 90 years ago, Thurston was the greatest stage magician in the country, and one of the biggest names in show business....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-12T19:49:46Z

Illusionist, veteran magician Dacri dies - Las Vegas Review Journal
Steve Dacri, a veteran magician whose "close-up" illusions could make foam balls appear in your clenched fist, died Friday after a long bout with colon cancer....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-12T10:09:56Z

 

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