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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 2-8, 2011-
Steve Beam with Obie O'BrienSteve Beam receiving his guest of honor plaque from Obie O'Brien at the 41st annual Obie's 4F Convention on April 30th. Beam also won the Lou Gallo MVP Award which is voted on by all the attendees. (5/7/11: A MagicTimes photo).

Worth Watching: First Trailer for Young Magicians Doc 'Make Believe' - First Showing
"Makes you want to follow you dreams." How often do you hear that kind of praise for a film? Apple recently debuted a trailer for a documentary called Make Believe that follows a few young (teenage) magicians as they attend the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas and battle for the title of Teen World Champion... magician....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-02 T00:00:00Z

Ex-council worker George is now a magician - Shields Gazette
MAGICIAN George Dunn spent 20 years as a pitman – now he’s carving out a new career for himself. The 64-year-old has hundreds of tricks up his sleeve after years of performing for adults. His reputation is now growing throughout the region and he has regular bookings for weddings, anniversaries, engagements and corporate events....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-03 T00:00:00Z

The Illusion of Simplicity - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
The Illusionist is not about a young person, dreaming of the high life, fame and fortune and his or her subsequent realization that all of those things never truly mattered in the first place. It is about an outdated old man so down on his performing luck that he cannot even get more than a grandmother, her grandchild and a drunken Scotsman to watch his show....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-03 T00:00:00Z

World's Greatest Escape Artist to Perform in New York -
Modern-day Houdini performs seemingly impossible feats of magic and escape artistry Thomas Solomon, multi award-winning escape artist and magician, will present his full-evening show, American Escape Artist, as the feature of the Society of American Magicians 102nd Annual Salute to Magic on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Solomon’s performance alternates between dangerous escapes and baffling sleight-of-hand illusions, supported by beautiful assistants, dramatic sets and high-impact light and sound design. Solomon’s show is suspenseful, entertaining and mystifying.
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 May 2011 18:10:30 GMT+00:00

The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas Offers Summer Fun to California Residents
Comedy-Magician Mac King is offering summer fun to all California residents with 1/2 price tickets to "The Mac King Comedy Magic Show" at Harrah's Las Vegas. King, one of today's brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday – Saturday, at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theater.
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 May 2011 15:55:00 -0700

Professional Magician From Manhattan, Cliffwood Beach Woman Take New Jersey Marathon Titles - Online PR News
Oz Pearlman, a 28 year old professional magician from Manhattan, and Bronawyn O’Leary, 35, a teacher from Cliffwood Beach, N.J., set personal bests in winning the men’s and women’s divisions of the 15th New Jersey Marathon Sunday. Pearlman ran a course record of 2:28.19 in winning the race for the second time (he won in 2008 as well)...
Publ.Date : 2011-05-04T03:04:36Z

Area Ventriloquist and Magician Performs for Residents of Scarborough Terrace -
Dana Perkins – the one human in the act – offered several puppet performances, including a performance by a giant bird named “Pee Wee.” In addition, Dana presented a juggling act, surprise paper cutting and mind-boggling magic tricks!...
Publ.Date : 2011-05-04T12:51:35Z

Mechanical Magician’ brings robotic act to Palace this weekend - Canton Repository
It was the early ’80s and a fledgling young magician named Mike Michaels became fascinated with breakdancers doing robotic movies....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-06T13:53:38Z

Magician, author to tell Houdini’s story Saturday - Galesburg Register-Mail
Author and magician William Pack presents “Houdini: His Life and His Legend,” a program combining storytelling and historical magic re-creations to go beyond the myth and bring to life the story of this American icon. See the actual magic tricks Houdini performed. Relive his daring escapes. Hear the only known recording of his voice....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-06T13:32:09Z

Role reversal: Indian magicians aping Americans - Deccan Herald
Famous American magician Franz Harary, who once made Taj Mahal disappear and had taken part in Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour, is nowadays busy entertaining the fashionable Delhi suburb of Gurgaon where inhabit the most powerful among the corporates and political elites of the national Capital....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-06T19:08:36Z

Lively lineup at Palace Theatre's Battle of Magicians - Canton Repository
Always a family-friendly good time, the Battle of Magicians variety show at the Palace Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend. Annually, producer Tim Deremer brings a diverse group of national magic headliners to the Palace stage. Their acts range from traditional magic to inventive illusions, with lots of comedy thrown in.
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 May 2011 14:08:40 GMT+00:00

Magician tells students to make good life choices - Herald and News
"One of the best real magic tricks in the whole wide world is learning how to read," said Brad Barton, also known as Magic Brad. "Reading is like having a time machine. You can go back to the Wild West, even go to the future."...
Publ.Date : 2011-05-07T20:33:18Z

Magician conjures up therapeutic tricks for disabled kids -
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 : 2011-05-06T17:14:04Z

Interview: Paul Daniels, magician - Edinburgh News
"Going to see the show that Lafayette presented would be the equivalent of going to see Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera," explains Paul Daniels, who this weekend headlines The Great Lafayette Festival, at the Festival Theatre, to mark the centenary of the magician's death. It's a fitting venue. In 1911 the Festival Theatre was called The Empire, the very stage on which Lafayette was burned to death in a tragic accident....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-05T13:40:30Z

City's magicians plan tribute for veteran performer Paul Daniels - Scotsman
PAUL Daniels is set to be honoured at this year's Edinburgh International Magic Festival. As organisers unveiled the full programme for this year's event it emerged that the veteran magician would be heading to the Capital later this year to pick up an as-yet-unknown award. The award will be among the highlights of a packed programme featuring illusionists, mind readers and conjurers from around the world.
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 May 2011 11:38:13 GMT+00:00

New UW graduate aims for career as magician - Billings Gazette
Trapped and handcuffed in a box dangling over the top of Hoover Dam, John Rotellini has only a few seconds to act before the explosives around him ignite, sending him to certain doom. Suddenly, Rotellini’s time runs out, and the box explodes, plummeting in a fiery mass hundreds of feet before disappearing into the churning waters below. A crowd of onlookers and millions of TV viewers holds their breath...
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 May 2011 05:54:57 GMT+00:00

Magician Sam Pearce keeping busy with charity performances
Kincardine native and magician Sam Pearce will be headlining a major fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada at the Kitchener Memorial Aduitorium Complex in June. Pearce will be performing two magic shows during the entertainment fundraising gala on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 May 2011 19:49:21 -0700


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