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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 21-27, 2011-

Yet Another Harry Houdini Movie Escapes Into The World - Comic Book Resources
Master magician Harry Houdini is apparently THE subject for film treatments in 2011. First there was that J. Michael Straczynski-penned mystery thriller built on Houdini’s real-life friendship with Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Then, mere days later, another Houdini/Doyle project was revealed, a Syfy series involving a female police officer and steampunk, of all things. Now there’s yet another other Houdini project, though this one is much more grounded in reality. Heat Vision reports that Summit Entertainment has hired Noah Oppenheim to write a biopic adaptation of the book The Secret Life of Houdini, The Making of America’s First Superhero.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:35:56 GMT+00:00

Oakland Raiders Statement on the Passing of Dr. Robert Albo
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Robert Albo. The Raiders have always admired his Commitment to Excellence that he constantly demonstrated in the art of medicine.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Albo, esteemed Oakland doctor, passes away at 78
Dr. Robert Albo, who touched numerous lives through his medical practice, his expertise on magic and his extensive athletic background, died Monday. He was 78. Albo, a Berkeley native and Piedmont resident, passed away from declining health at Summit Medical Center in Oakland, where he was a general and oncology surgeon before his retirement in 2006. He was one of UC Berkeley's finest two-sport athletes before spurning a Major League Baseball offer to attend medical school. He helped finance his education by doing magic shows. He later became an international authority on magic, writing 15 books on the subject.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Howard Thurston vs. Harry Houdini - who is history's greatest magician? - 89.3 KPCC
Few remember now that at the dawn of the 20th century when magic was still mystery, and a sleight of hand could very well have been the work of the devil as much as a flick of a wrist, two magicians battled it out for the right to be called king. While Harry Houdini thrilled audiences with his death-defying escapes,...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-21T17:15:55Z

Q & A: Metro-east magician reveals the tricks of his trade - News-Democrat
Chris Carpunky, of Alton, has spent the past two decades entertaining onlookers with feats of illusion. The metro-east magician performs 100 shows a year throughout the region and beyond....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-21T10:56:32Z

Napan named Magician of the Year - Napa Valley Register
David Larz Anderson said he continues to hone the skills for his own magic show, and has performed at children’s parties with his faithful dog puppet Wooferd. He is developing juggling and balloon-twisting skills, which he said he plans to incorporate into future shows....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-23T08:31:00Z

An Evening of Mystery, Magic and Curiosities - San Jose Mercury News
World-renowned magicians Wayne Houchin and Aaron Fisher present an evening of Mystery, Magic & Curiosities at the San Jose Improv.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:59:51 GMT+00:00

Steve Carell Magician Comedy Lands Director (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter
The project, originally set up in 2006, is set in the world of rival Las Vegas magicians. Carell is a more traditional magic man who is dethroned by a hip younger illusionist and must then find a way to rediscover his love for magic. New Line is eyeing a fall start....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-24T22:20:10Z

Mountain state magician Brian Hatcher to perform at Borders - Herald-Dispatch
Brian J. Hatcher, Mountain State magician, author and noted editor, will be performing special fetes of magic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Huntington Mall Borders, at Barboursville. His local performance will coincide with the promotion of his new book, "Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia.”...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-24T18:59:44Z

Magician Rick Thomas arrives for tiger act - the Royal Gazette
Las Vegas showman Rick Thomas says he’s thrilled to perform in Bermuda with his hand-reared white tiger Kaos. His show, starting Friday at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, opens with trained birds, and features dance and illusionist tricks. Although the tiger has attracted controversy in Bermuda as elsewhere, Mr Thomas said his show would educate people especially children about endangered animals....
Publ.Date : 2011-02-24T05:02:13Z

Criss Angel is youngest illusionist to be inducted into Hall of Fame - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
Mindfreak magician Criss Angel is sitting on top of the world today, and that’s no illusion! He woke up this morning to the news that he will become the youngest practitioner of prestidigitation to be inducted into the International Magicians Hall of Fame.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:57:42 GMT+00:00

Magician Joseph Gabriel to perform Sunday at Clark County Library - Las Vegas Sun
Joseph Gabriel will bring the best of his Broadway magic show to a special performance at the Clark County Library on Sunday...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-26T01:32:15Z

Magician at Lambert's Cove Inn, West Tisbury
Magician Steve Charette from Holden is the master behind this spectacle, which he performed on Plum TV two weeks ago, and he'll be bringing this illusion along with a retinue of other magic tricks to the Lambert's Cove Inn this Saturday, Feb. 26, for the inn's second Dinner and a Show evening.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:21:36 -0800

59th Annual Convention of the Blackpool Magicians Club - Stage
Magic was truly in the air when the Blackpool Magicians Club held their annual mammoth convention, which this year was augmented by the FISM European Championships. It was a feast of eye popping magic by an international array of stars for the 3,500 attendees, and it was interesting to note that for the first time for many years, stage acts outnumbered the close-up by 50%. It could be said it was the year of the rose, for so many seemed to favour producing a rose, changing its colour then taking a single petal from it and transforming that into a snowstorm of red and white petals that filled the stage....
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:29:20 GMT+00:00

Magician to perform today at Huntington Mall - Herald-Dispatch
Brian J. Hatcher, Mountain State magician, author and noted editor, will be performing magic from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 26, at Huntington Mall Borders, at Barboursville. His performance will coincide with the promotion of his new book, "Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia."...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-26T04:24:03Z

Franco wants real gang war - New York Post
Korine had been working on a video called "Fight Harm," filmed by illusionist David Blaine, which included Korine engaging strangers in street fights in New York. But he was hospitalized after six fights and forced to abandon the project. He said in 2000, "I got a lot of bones broken, I was thrown in prison and I had really bad court costs."...
Publ.Date : 2011-02-27T05:20:08Z


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