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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 11-17, 2011-

Photo Flash: Academy of Magical Arts Honors Stage Magicians - Broadway World
Broadway World Photo Flash: Academy of Magical Arts Honors Stage Magicians Broadway World On April 10th, 2011, many of the world's greatest illusionist, magicians and slight of hand experts gathered to honor their own. Performers of international acclaim, such as Jean-Philippe Loupi, Topas, Dominic Lacasse, Jonathan Pendragon and An-Ha-Lim ... and more »
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:22:13 GMT+00:00

20 things you didn't know about Derren Brown - Norwich Evening News
Mind reader, mentalist, conjurer and lottery ball predictor extraordinaire, Derren Brown brings his latest stage show Svengali to the Theatre Royal next week. As he prepares to baffle, amaze and bamboozle, SIMON PARKIN finds out 20 things you didn’t know about him....
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, David Copperfield and teen magicians - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
For 83 years, the movie industry has had the Oscars. For 65 years, Thespians have had their TONYS. For 63 years, the television arts have had the EMMYS, and for 63 years, the field of music has had the Grammys and now, for 43 years, the world of Illusion and magic has had ... unofficially, their Miltons (If they named it after its co-founder, Milt Larsen).
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:35:47 GMT+00:00

'The Illusionist' Captivates with Fatherly Magic - Home Media Magazine
At the center of The Illusionist, set in 1959, is the story of an aging French magician who has become estranged from his own family, for reasons the audience never finds out. At the same time, Tatischeff’s career is falling apart, as vaudevillian magicians gradually are becoming obsolete, causing him to travel further away to earn a living off his one-man act....
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Melfort resident Magic Jay uses magic for good causes
Melfort-based magician and mentalist, Jason Lamoureux, who performs under the name Magic Jay, likes to use his abilities for good causes. This includes an upcoming fundraiser for a Melfort family. He does this because the magic and mentalism makes people happy.
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:39:06 -0700

The Magical Adventures of Jonathan Dolittle - Local News Lane Cove
Jonathan Dolittle is an eccentric traveller and absent-minded magician. In classic British pantomime style, this fast, funny and highly interactive show has magic, puppets, comedy and audience involvement by the bucket-load....
Publ.Date : 2011-04-14T00:50:50Z

David Blaine pushes magic to the extremes of endurance - Richmond Times-Dispatch
Blaine will be in town Saturday to cap the season for the Richmond Forum with a talk called "Pushing the Limits of Human Endurance," in which he will show the audience, as he says, "all the good stuff."...
Publ.Date : 2011-04-14T04:04:06Z

Local magician enhances shows with comedy and life lessons - Alton Telegraph
Chris Carpunky began dabbling in magic when he was 19 years old, inspired by such magical greats as David Copperfield and Harry Houdini....
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:47:23 GMT+00:00

On the centenary of his birth, B.C.'s greatest magician still has his secrets
Lon Mandrake, a retired science teacher, had a peripatetic childhood. He attended six schools – and that was just in Grade One. In summer, Lon swept stages and ran spotlights, focusing the beam on his parents, the Lovely Miss Velvet and Mandrake the Magician.
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:55:20 -0700

Local magicians conjure 9th annual benefit show (VIDEO) - Northwest Herald
This is a show that can only be described as magical. For the ninth year in a row, some of Illinois’ most popular magicians will come together for “Nothin’ Up My Sleeve,” a fundraising event for the Raue Center for the Arts in downtown Crystal Lake.
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:44:53 GMT+00:00

Magician at home on college stages - Joplin Globe
It would take less time for magician Peter Boie to list the colleges and universities where he hasn’t performed. He has a long list, and he likes it that way, even though college-audience shows are much different than the standard, glam-type magic shows filled with glitz, flowy shirts and dancing girls....
Publ.Date : 2011-04-15T17:03:10Z

Magicians, daredevils and a 300-pound snake star in Discovery's four new series - Los Angeles Times
Vegas show-stopping iconoclasts and world famous anti-magicians Penn & Teller bring their unique vision of the world to Discovery. Aided by a series of spectacular stunts, Penn & Teller reveal the secrets of the universe, answering the big, urgent questions of the modern world such as: Can you lift a 5,000-pound car with human hair?
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:54:31 GMT+00:00

Meet Kozak the magician, who might be the hardest working entertainer in Atlantic City - Atlantic City Press
In a town where entertainment acts change nightly and casino revue shows might last a couple of months, Kozak is an anomaly. Every evening at 6 p.m., seven days per week, the 56-year-old Pittsburgh native is on stage, making magic, telling jokes and entertaining a new audience of fans. And Kozak's not going anywhere. His contract calls for him to remain in town into 2014 - but he would already like to stay longer....
Publ.Date : 2011-04-17T09:58:28Z

Magicians keep alive the legacy of Forks Hotel - Buffalo News
Once a year, as close to the April Fool’s eve anniversary of Eddie Fechter’s death as they can get, four professional magicians from two generations come together in Mount Calvary Cemetery. They meet as they did last week, to scrape away dirt and grass that has crowded Fechter’s flat gravestone and conjure memories of an old friend who taught the powerful magic of humor, charm and disappearing cards at his bygone Forks Hotel....
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:50:10 GMT+00:00

 

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