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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 14-20, 2011-

Magician promises Super show - Daily News
The winner of NBC's "Phenomenon," magician Mike Super will attempt to dazzle the audience with his magic and illusion at a free show at Lebanon Valley College on Friday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m. in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music Center. The show is open to the public....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-14T17:31:23Z

Magician shares tricks, safety message with Marion County kids - Marion Star
Visiting the schools each year, most recently with "Magic Tom" Rozoff, is the favorite part of Makowski's job. Rozoff starts his act with a magic trick, then reviews points of fire safety....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-14T16:12:38Z

The Magician Escapes the Show - Wall Street Journal
The heart of this show is its "magic"—wonderful objects and ephemera belonging or relating to Houdini. Its props, photographs, posters, playbills, broadsides, period handcuffs, shackles and a straightjacket, as well as Houdini's diaries and letters, will appeal to magic buffs and Houdini aficionados alike....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-15T21:33:35Z

CCTV axe magician's goldfish trick from festival showcase - People's Daily Online
Magician Fu Yandong, whose show includes a trick in which he makes goldfish dance and move in formation, is booked to appear on the channel's Thursday night extravaganza. However, he will not be allowed to perform his most popular illusion, which has come under fire from animal welfare groups. On Monday, 53 NGOs wrote to CCTV claiming that the act could be potentially harmful to the fish. They also feared it could lead to the torture and death of animals if viewers attempt to imitate the trick....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-16T00:39:42Z

Outrage Over Magician's Synchronized Fish Trick; Watch The Video & You Decide - KHQ Right Now
A Chinese magician has sparked outrage from animal rights groups with a trick in which he gets goldfish to swim in sync, prompting China's state broadcaster to cancel an encore performance Thursday....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-18T03:36:17Z

How Does This Chinese Magician Control These Goldfish? [Video]
Chinese magician Fu Yandong is under fire from animal rights types for a trick in which he "controls" six goldfish, waving his hands over their enclosure and coaxing them to swim in various formations. The activists suggest that Fu likely fed the fish magnets—which, watching them chug about awkwardly, seems plausible—though he says his fish are "living happily."
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:54:15 -0800

Viewfinder: Magicians in Training - Patch.com
A small group of five- to 10-year-olds joined Sara Kash from the Magic of Gary Kantor for a magic class Wednesday night at the Burr Ridge Park District. The pupils were eager to learn, but Kash reminded them of three things: to practice their tricks early and often, to always have fun when doing magic and most importantly, to never reveal how the tricks work....
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:01:34 GMT+00:00

Louis Leterrier Will Direct The Magician Heist Thriller Now You See Me - Cinema Blend
The central characters are a crack team of FBI investigators-- par for the course, yes-- but the master bank thieves they're chasing down are "the world's greatest illusionists," who actually rob banks during their performances and pass the cash on to the audience...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-18T13:16:06Z

Louis Leterrier To Direct A Movie About, No Joke, Bank Robbing Magicians - Screen Junkies
If you ever wondered what David Blaine would be like if he used his powers of illusionating for evil, instead of dicking around in water tanks, then you’re gonna love Now You See Me.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:56:53 GMT+00:00

Magician's hobby turns into part-time job
“Now you see it; now you don’t!” That expression could well serve as the motto for Dale Mulhern and how he entertains people. The longtime magician has parlayed what was a passion of his youth into a part-time job as he dazzles astounded audiences with his legerdemain.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:46:41 -0800

Magician conjures up therapeutic tricks for disabled kids - Seattle Times
Kevin Spencer, who performs with his wife, Cindy, as Spencer's Theatre of Illusion, was in town to perform at the Largo Cultural Center. He stopped by the Children's Center, a long-term skilled-nursing home for youth and young adults who are profoundly disabled, to present "Healing of Magic." This is designed to incorporate magic tricks into programs for physical and occupational therapy....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-21T03:04:05Z

Magician earns national fame - Delaware Wave
Having worked with the likes of Penn and Teller and Orson Welles, Richard Bloch has more than earned his spot on the cover of this month's Magic magazine. The owner of Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Bloch has made a name for himself not only among magicians, but as a respected Washington attorney working in such weighty matters as labor arbitration for the NFL....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-20T16:12:41Z

 

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