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

Magician is the 'top trump' - This is Malvern
Ollie Mealing is just 20-years-old and he has been named the official magician for the famous card games Top Trumps. Ollie, from Colwall, is one of the UK’s youngest professional card magicians and can do some mean tricks with Top Trumps cards as well as a traditional deck of cards....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-11T12:28:12Z

Magician 'Magic Marc' wows kids at Olanta library - SCNow
Magic Marc (AKA Marc Dunston) told kids his magic career, which started at the age of five in his native Philadelphia, that landed him guest spots on Sesame Street, the Oprah Winfrey Show, late night television and eventually his own Saturday morning children’s show on CBS in Savannah, GA all started because of reading....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-11T20:49:17Z

Video: Western Mass. magician performs in Northampton -
In a plain white t-shirt and sunglasses, Nick Blais doesn't look like your typical magician--nor does he want to. "I try to have a different look," he told us in a recent interview. "Most magicians have the top hat, bunny and all that stuff, but I kinda wanna keep it 'this is who I am, what you see' you know?" ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:00:24 GMT+00:00

Penn & Teller: Fool Us saw teenager Daniel Cramer wow the magicians - Metro
Fifteen-year-old Daniel Cramer proved a highlight though, taking to the stage in front of the nation with faultless confidence and giving a running commentary whilst simultaneously performing a card trick. Again we saw Penn & Teller’s delight here, not in being fooled but in seeing that their beloved craft is still attracting younger generations around the world.
Publ.Date : Sat, 09 Jul 2011 22:08:34 GMT+00:00

Hollywood magician sets up shop in Downtown Galena - Galena Gazette
In his 30-plus years as a magician, John Carney has seen it all. He's lived in Hollywood, performed in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, a Jerry Seinfeld HBO Special, Spin City and Two and a Half Men. He has written four books, published DVDs, lectured at magic seminars and is considered one of the best sleight of hand magicians in the world....
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:29:22 GMT+00:00

Shropshire magician set for Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Shropshire Star
Paul Dabek, from Oswestry, will take his magic show to the arts showcase in August. He has chosen the Oswestry Ironworks to debut his Fringe show with a performance tomorrow. The show is called Truant Trickster celebrating his time when he was a young magician at Rhyn Park School, in St Martins....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-13T11:42:53Z

Nathan Burton: magician, ‘Last Cake Standing’ judge, Miss USA guest - Las Vegas Sun
This winter, I was asked to be part of a very fun new TV series, Last Cake Standing, on The Food Network. Hosted by fellow magician Justin Willman, Last Cake Standing came to town to film some unique Vegas challenges. In the episode I filmed, the contestants were challenged to create cakes that could perform a magic trick. Sound difficult? It was! To help inspire the contestants, I performed a few illusions right in the kitchen -- including my most gourmet illusion, Microwave of Death. I then spent the day advising the contestants and monitoring their baking progress....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-13T20:39:45Z

Magic result for star after TV appearance - Kent News
Richard Bellars is to jet off to Las Vegas to support world-renowned illusionists Penn and Teller in their stage show. He will perform as part of the line-up as the popular duo perform a residency at the plush Rio Hotel in the American resort. Mr Bellars, 30, from Lime Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, secured the slot after appearing on ITV’s Fool Us show last weekend, performing a trick he’d dreamt up in a bid to fool the pair. The show was hosted by Jonathan Ross and attracted a audience of 4.5million....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-13T13:37:24Z

Visa hurdles for boys magical scholarships -
Not many 13-year-old boys are passionate about any one thing in life. Not so with RR Yathunandh. A budding magician, the teenager is passionate about bringing a little bit of magic to people around him. Yathunandh’s love for magic started three years ago, when he came across a video called “Easy Card Tricks Revealed”. He says, “I didn’t even have a proper deck of cards with me, so I used a pack of cricket trading cards to try out the tricks. They were so easy, and I was hooked.”
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Jul 2011 03:40:13 GMT+00:00

Magician's delivers scam-do attitude for free - Northcote Leader
Nicholas J. Johnson, Known as Australia’s Honest Con Man, Johnson is inviting locals to catch him if they can at his free shows at Melbourne Magic Festival this week, where he has promised to show his audience how to never pay for a drink again.
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:11:48 GMT+00:00

Charles Mill adds some magic - Mansfield News Journal
For Bryce Ernsberger, who looks up to the world famous illusionist, inspiration arrived at Bible Camp. "It was in Cincinnati about three years ago," said the 16-year-old Mansfield Christian junior. That's when he met magician Jared Hall. "I was just amazed by him," Ernsberger said. "Then he was selling little tricks and I bought these sponge balls that you could make disappear in your hands." That simple trick was all it took....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-14T10:37:16Z

Presto! Magicians turn into inventors, entrepreneurs - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The convention, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel, is for society members only, but we got into the dealers room for a peek at what magicians buy and sell to each other. The majority of the sellers in the dealers room are one-man cottage industries. They're working magicians, inventors and manufacturers of new tricks, and dealers of those tricks to other magicians....
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:57:01 GMT+00:00

Magician Maciek Biezunski to perform tonight at Deanna's Playhouse Performers Series - Holland Sentinel
The Playhouse Performers Series welcomes Maciek’s Magic Show and pop-rock group No Stars in Brooklyn for “Midsummer Night Dreams,” a special summer event. Maciek’s Magic Show is family entertainment at its best. Children and adults of all ages enjoy Maciek Biezunski's highly visual and energetic show full of surprises. With plenty of opportunities for audience participation, Maciek's Magic Show is great family fun...
Publ.Date : 2011-07-14T13:50:32Z

Angel takes his magic online - Las Vegas Review Journal
Angel describes the site as "a portal for everything magic," including a Magic Broadcast Network featuring 14 different weekly programs. The shows range from the Angel-hosted talk show, "Magic Jam," to "The Next Mindfreak," feature aspiring magicians competing to perform at Luxor... "With the Internet, people don't watch TV the way they used to," he says. "For me, this is the future -- and the future is now."
Publ.Date : 2011-07-04T12:07:52Z

Nebraska Magician to Appear at Grand Island Public Library - NebraskaTV
Adam White will entertain at the Grand Island Public Library to help promote the end of the Kid's Summer Reading Program, "One World, Many Stories," with his unique blend of family fun, comedy magic and audience participation....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-15T17:02:38Z

Eco-magician shares tricks, enviro tips - Star-Tribune
For the handful of pint-sized fair-goers walking past magician Steve Trash, it will be the greatest magic show they've ever seen. It will also be the only one they've ever seen in person....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-15T08:55:52Z

The Magicians' Review of Harry Potter - Esquire
we decided to send a group of real-life magicians in New York City to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the eighth and final part in the movie series, and survey them afterward. We've excerpted some of their more insightful thoughts below, including lessons on wandwork — and why all that CGI might not be so impressive, after all.
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:53:49 GMT+00:00


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