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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 16-22, 2011-

'Masters of Illusion' Exhibit Creates Real Fun - Forward (blog)
Perhaps it’s time to stop being surprised by the disproportionate number of successful Jews in any random profession. That’s one of the lessons to take from “Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age,” an entertaining exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on view until September 4....
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 May 2011 19:27:47 GMT+00:00

Author shortlisted for Alberta literary award - Sherwood Park News
Now, Sheldon Casavant's first book, Morton the Magician and His Magnificent Magic Show, has been shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards. "It's been great just to have that feeling that it's at that level of professionalism and respect within the industry, because I'm coming at it as being a magician as a profession," Casavant said.
Publ.Date : 2011-05-17T16:18:04Z

WITH VIDEO :It's not just magic - Voice News
Magician Roland James stood before these children in the New Baltimore Recreation Department not in a top hat, suit and with his trusty exotic bird companions, but in his street clothes. He wasn't there to perform for them, but to teach them how to perform for others. "I'm teaching this to pass the art on," he said. "It's not just about magic though, it's about performing."
Publ.Date : 2011-05-17T11:03:06Z

World Champion Sleight-of-Hand Magician looking for Missing Fingers in Charleston, SC. - PRLog (free press release)
World Champion Sleight-of-Hand Magician Paul Gertner would like your help to find his Lost Fingers when he brings his one-man show Ten Fingers, A Play of Magic to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Starting June 1st twenty-five realistic looking Fingers (with a red reminder string tied around them) will be secretly planted at random locations around Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. If you find a Lost Finger, as the attached tag explains, “You just Won a Free Ticket!” to a performance of Ten Fingers, A Play of Magic at The Village Playhouse....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-20T13:29:52Z

Disappearing Act Planned For Detroit Train Depot -
The Michigan Central Train station is a 98-year-old icon for the city. But now, magician and illusionist Aaron Balcom wants to make it disappear. Balcom, a 27-year-old Lincoln Park native, said the trick is part of a project called Detroit's Mega Illusion. And he's studying Houdini to make it work.
Publ.Date : 2011-05-20T20:10:44Z

Laura Berman: Train depot illusion could be a delusion
He's publicly announced plans to whisk the station from sight "in the early afternoon." A crowd is expected to be on hand and the "mega-illusion" will be videotaped for a later television broadcast. But while most illusions rely on suspension of disbelief, this could turn out to be a magician's grand delusion.Most interested parties -- the city and the depot owner -- are amused at how little information or warning they've had about his plans....
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 May 2011 08:24:11 -0700

TOP Magician Performing In Greenock - Inverclyde Now
John Archer, who recently won ITV1’s ‘Penn and Teller Fool Us’, and is the former Magic Circle Stage magician of the year will perform in Greenock Town Hall for an event hosted by Greenock Elim Church. Archer is fast becoming one of the leading names in the magic industry and holds many awards including membership to the highest level of the magic circle as well as appearing in and hosting numerous TV shows including Sky One’s ‘Undercover Magic’.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 May 2011 12:30:33 GMT+00:00

An act of pure magic - The Sun
HALLELUJAH! At long last, a magic act blows the judges and audience away. As a magician, I can tell you David and Karen are dangerously good. They steal the show with a brilliant illusion.
Publ.Date : 2011-05-21T01:25:42Z

World-Champion magician performs in Houston May 28
Top Talent Productions is presenting World Champion Magician Oscar Munoz in their next production at the luxurious Hilton Americas, located in downtown Houston on Saturday, May 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. featuring a "Mix and Mingle" hour featuring the award winning Magic of Jamie Salinas.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 May 2011 13:57:21 -0700

David and Karen audition Added under an hour ago -
David and Karen are a magic duo, who will be performing a modernised Houdini illusion with the hopes of impressing the Britain's Got Talent judges, who have seen it all already! Notoriously dismissed by the judges, most notably Simon, magicians and illusionists have never done very well in this competition, but we haven't seen any act as dynamic and entertaining as these two!
Publ.Date : Sat, 21 May 2011 19:25:59 GMT+00:00


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