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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 23-29, 2011-

Live chat with magician Lance Burton on Friday - Los Angeles Times
Lance Burton, who appears in the film, will be chatting live with readers at 11 a.m. PST Friday, the day "Make Believe" opens at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in Los Angeles. He'll be talking about magic, teen magicians and "Make Believe." Don't bother asking him how he does his tricks -- but you probably knew that already....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-23T22:51:49Z

Richie Magic, 'The Human Ashtray,' Eats Burning Cigarettes (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
A New York magician lived up to his nickname, "The Human Ashtray," by stuffing a record number of lit cigarettes into his mouth to send an anti-smoking message to children. Richie Magic, 55, of Scarsdale, N.Y. extinguished 70 smokes on his tongue in 60 seconds on May 19, setting a new world record. He gasped for air as he crammed the burning cigarettes into his mouth, five at a time. He chewed on them and sent pieces flying as he spit them out.
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 May 2011 11:23:30 -0700

'BGT' act: 'We want to bring back magic' - Digital Spy
Britain's Got Talent duo Karen & David have said that they want to revitalise the UK's passion for magic. The pair, who stunned the judges on Saturday's Britain's Got Talent, claimed that they are keen to refresh the image of TV magicians as "old men in tuxedos" with female assistants.
Publ.Date : 2011-05-23T14:45:03Z

Magic convention in Mumbai on June 5 - Times of India
The Society of Indian Magicians in Mumbai is holding an International Magic Convention here on June 5. The convention, called Khul Ja Sim Sim will be held at the Karnataka Sangha Hall in Matunga, according to society president of the Society of Indian Magicians Atul Patil said.
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 May 2011 19:38:49 GMT+00:00

Magic Carnival is back at Castle Hill RSL - Hills Shire Times
IT was Demi Christo’s last performance at Castle Hill RSL that reaffirmed his passion to be an illusionist. "When I was back on stage for the Magic Carnival it just made me realise this is where I want to be," the Oatlands performer said.
Publ.Date : 2011-05-24T01:36:27Z

Magician-lawyer charged in cyber crime - Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
A Baltimore-area lawyer and magician who owns a children's entertainment company in Maryland was arrested today on felony charges accusing him of traveling to Florida to have sex with a boy. Howard Scott Kalin, 47, identified as the owner of "Funhouse Entertainment" in Lutherville-Timonium, Md., chatted online for more than four months with Lake County sheriff's detectives posing as a 14-year-old boy and the boy's caregiver, the Sheriff's Office said....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-23T21:25:55Z

Marshall students discover American Museum of Magic
It was a part of magician John Dudley's performance at the American Museum of Magic, where the entire seventh-grade took a field trip throughout the day Tuesday. Dudley entertained audiences on the second floor while other students wandered the first floor, looking at exhibits and hearing docent presentations on the history of magic.
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 May 2011 12:45:53 GMT+00:00

Missouri Family Facing $90000 federal fine for Selling Bunnies - Tucson Citizen
Read this article about a Missouri family that sold $4,600 worth of bunnies to pet stores and got slapped with a $90,000 fine…which could grow to $4 million if they don’t pay up now....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-25 T00:00:00Z

Chad Juros works a little magic with kids at Camden County library -
Magician Chad Juros performed and shared his motivational message at the Vogelson Regional Branch library in Voorhees May 24.
Publ.Date : 2011-05-26T13:44:14Z

Not bowled over by new popcorn product - Burlington County Times
There is a commercial for Orville Redenbacher popcorn featuring Criss Angel, the popular magician. In the commercial, Angel is standing in a kitchen and performs what looks like a magic trick. However, all he does is put a package of Orville Redenbacher's new Pop Up Bowl popcorn into a microwave. When all of the kernels have popped, the package becomes a bowl to eat out of....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-26T13:01:17Z

Pinoy Magician Headlines Show
Apollo Riego is the youngest card manipulation expert in the U.S. He is headlining a magic show at Coney Island in New York.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2011 19:34:22 -0700

USDA 'Rabbit Police' Stalking Magicians - Big Government
I’ve been reporting about on the case of the USDA assessing John and Judy Dollarhite a fine of $90,643 for selling more than $500 worth of rabbits in a calendar year. Along the way, I came across details of another effort being waged by the federal agency’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Earlier this week, I contacted Tim Sonefelt, a South Carolina magician, family entertainer and entrepreneur who broke the story three years ago in the Journal of KIDabra International, The Association of Family and Kid Show Performers. Below, with his permission, I share a lengthy portion of that original story.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2011 12:45:53 GMT+00:00

Something to 'Believe' In - Moving Pictures Network
“The filmmakers did such an amazing job of capturing the real human emotion, which makes this film so special,” Burton says. “I’m happy to play a very small part in this film. I think it’s a really very important thing for our art form. And in the long run I think this film is going to be more important for the art of magic than Lance Burton is going to be or any other individual performer.”
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2011 19:32:05 GMT+00:00

Filipino Magician Headliner for Coney Island Show
A Filipino is one of the youngest award-winning card manipulation experts in the U.S. Apollo Riego is this season’s headliner for a series of shows at the Coney Island Circus sideshow in Brooklyn, New York. Magic at Coney is a magical variety show highlighting world class, award-winning magicians, mentalists and illusionists from around the world.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2011 19:34:41 -0700

EXCLUSIVE: Krystyn Lambert Talks Make Believe - MovieWeb
We recently caught up with both Hiroki Hara and Krystyn Lambert to talk with them about their journey and where it has taken them since that big championship back in 2009. While Hiroki Hara may have beaten Krystyn for the Teen World Champion title, he couldn't quite match the young woman's poise and grace when it came to being interviewed. Hiroki had a little bit of trouble with his interpreter, so our chat with him was short lived. Krystyn Lambert, nonetheless, offered some great insight into this world of documentary filmmaking. Here is our conversation with both Teen Magicians.
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 May 2011 20:09:43 GMT+00:00

Magician sparked fun with his quick hands and smiles - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Longtime island magician Bobby Acoba entertained thousands of visitors and locals in Hawaii, even taking his unique skills to Japan to teach his tricks there. But perhaps his greatest skill, said fellow magician Curtis Kam, was doing a trick without appearing to.... Acoba, the bartender and magician at the former Aaron's Atop the Ala Moana, Sarento's Top of the "I" and other bars and nightclubs, died May 13 at age 71. Visitation and services will be Friday and Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary.
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 May 2011 11:43:38 GMT+00:00

Hiroki Hara, Krystyn Lambert, Bill Koch and Derek McKee Interview MAKE BELIEVE -
At the film’s press day, which was held at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, four of the film’s six subjects talked about their life as dedicated entertainers while also demonstrating some of the tricks that they have been developing. A couple of years older now and some of the best young magicians in the world , Teen Champion winner Hiroki Hara (from Japan), Krystyn Lambert (currently a student at UCLA), Bill Koch (a recent college graduate) and Derek McKee (the youngest of the group) talked about getting to be a part of this film, the family atmosphere among magicians, the dedication necessary for their practiced and much loved art, and how people are always asking them to perform magic.
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 May 2011 13:33:12 GMT+00:00

Magic show at ‘Razzett L-Antik’ - Malta Independent Daily
On 1 June, magician Matthew Wright (former Magic Circle Magician of the Year and current International Champion of Close-up Magic) will be performing in an all-new evening dinner/theatre show to be held in the old cellar dungeon beneath the restaurant Razzett L-Antik 1743 in Qormi,...
Publ.Date : 2011-05-29T07:28:26Z

Magician at Brigham City Relay for Life June 3 and 4th - PRLog (free press release)
Deceptionist Richard Hatch, owner of the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music, in Logan, will give two performances as part of this year's Box Elder Relay for Life....
Publ.Date : 2011-05-27T03:05:57Z


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