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Illusions and sleight of hand rule at magicians national convention Downtown - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The Society of American Magicians' national convention at the Wyndham Grand Hotel has drawn hundreds of accomplished entertainers Downtown for events including a close-up magic contest and performances....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-15 T00:00:00Z

Soldier-magician made home reappear for buddies
In the mess hall of a U.S. military base outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Marines would come to watch Cpl. Salem Bachar's magic. Coins and cards would vanish from his hands, and for a few moments for those watching, a slice of home would appear. That's the real power of magic, said William Gleason, a member of the Society of American Magicians and retired EMT with the Fire Department of New York.
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Jul 2011 21:02:15 -0700

Abracadabra! Mélanie Laurent joins Jesse Eisenberg in “Now You See Me”
Up and Comers

Mélanie Laurent’s got something up her sleeve. The French on the rise actress is in final negotiations to join Jesse Eisenberg in magician bank heist thriller “Now You See Me”, reports Variety.
Publ.Date : 2011-07-13 T00:00:00Z

Theater review: 'The Expert at the Card Table' at the Broad Stage's Edye
Los Angeles Times

This marvelous feat of stage manipulation, which opened Friday at the Broad Stage’s Edye in Santa Monica, is written and performed by Guy Hollingworth, an English barrister by day and ace conjurer by night. Formally dressed in white tie and tails, he makes a disarmingly polite and personable guide to a world in which the line between con artistry and actual wizardry isn’t easy to decipher....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-17 T00:00:00Z

'Magical' iPhone put to use in actual magic -Washington Post
The magician, Josh Norris, who performs regularly at the Dupont Circle eatery, does a few card tricks, then asks for a phone. Carole hands over her iPhone with the eagerness of someone facing a root canal. “She loves that thing,” her mother-in-law warns. Norris blows up a balloon. He places the iPhone in one hand, the balloon in the other. He presses them together, letting the air out, somehow sucking the phone into the balloon. The phone rings...
Publ.Date : 2011-07-17 T00:00:00Z

The Expert at the Card Table - Variety
o one doesn't like a great magic act, and U.K. master conjuror Guy Hollingworth's can't be beat. But in "The Expert at the Card Table," feats with a deck of cards are wrapped around a haunting dual biography of historical colleagues, whose stories reveal as much about a magician's heart as his art.
Publ.Date : 2011-07-18 T00:00:00Z

Magic runs through his genetic veins - Daily Comet
The grandson of a magician and president of the Louisiana Chapter of the International Magicians Society, Chris Miller of Baker, performs magic shows throughout south Louisiana.
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:03:33 GMT+00:00

Borehamwood magician, Nick Einhorn, fools Penn & Teller to perform in Las Vegas - Borehamwood & Elstree Times
Nick Einhorn, 36, of Gables Avenue, duped the veteran performers with a trick that saw him use a woman from the audience to select three random men to sit at three different tables of food. They were each given an envelope, which they opened to reveal the correct prediction of where they would be sitting and what they would be eating....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-19T11:42:55Z

Magician to perform at Scott County Fair (video) - Jordan Independent
Magician Kevin Hall performs an illusion called the Las Vegas slicer. It’s a fine illusion – a how’d-he-do-that spot that has you scratching your head. However, Hall talks more about how much he interacts with his audience, and the energy he brings to his shows....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-19T16:22:05Z

Zee Cafe turns magical with new show - New Kerala
An edgy and crazy show, Criss Angel Mindfreak will be showcased on Zee Cafe, premiering on July 21....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-19T11:57:14Z

Lenny Henry pulls out of hit BBC show The Magicians to do Shakespeare - Mirror.co.uk
Lenny Henry has pulled out of the BBC’s TV hit The Magicians after a series to concentrate on Shakespeare. Chiefs are turning the five-part Saturday night show into a live spectacular but Lenny is “unavailable” after committing to a West End production of The Comedy of Errors. The comedian, 52, had to quit when bosses decided the show will be live in January rather than pre-recorded....
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:35:15 GMT+00:00

Q&A Special: Magician Paul Kieve - The Arts Desk
I suppose I am a magician or an illusionist. I am in the magic circle but of course I spend most of my time on the backstage side of it. I’m creating stuff that is used in theatre and films. I think that’s not a coincidence and it ties in with this thing about secrecy and this seemingly anachronistic idea that you can keep things secret, which you can’t really any more with the internet. I don’t bow to any of its rules at all. In a way I reveal secrets all the time. When I work on a show I’m having to share and explore the methods with dozens of people in order to make the thing work. I suppose that’s what allows me to do, therefore, things that haven’t been done or seen or are more exciting if I was doing my own act....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-19 T00:00:00Z

Magic Camp: Students learning tricks of the trade
At Princeton Arts Center in Johnson City, a group of 15 kids are learning the tricks of the trade from Matt Fore, a local magician who has spent the last 40 years making people scratch their head at the magic of the sleight of hand.
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:46:46 -0700

Wasilla Magician Performs on 'America's Got Talent' - msnbc.com
Alaska now has not one but two contenders for the title on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Juneau singer Anna Graceman was joined Tuesday night by Wasilla magician Landon Swank, who performed for the judges hoping to make it into the semifinals. Swank builds most of his own props, and before his appearance Tuesday he was worried he wouldn’t have the trick he wanted to perform -- passing through a solid mirror -- ready in time. In the end he pulled it off, however, impressing judge Piers Morgan....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-20T16:42:23Z

'Magic Around the World' magician at the library - Post-Bulletin
Magician Mike Prestby took his audience on an adventure with his "Magic from Around the World," program sponsored by the Austin Public Library....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-20T23:59:02Z

Magician to perform at Scott County Fair (video) - Jordan Independent
Magician Kevin Hall performs an illusion called the Las Vegas slicer. It’s a fine illusion – a how’d-he-do-that spot that has you scratching your head. However, Hall talks more about how much he interacts with his audience, and the energy he brings to his shows. “If there’s such a thing as a typical magic show, mine’s a step up as far as energy level is involved,” said Hall, who runs a company called the Halls of Entertainment....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-19T16:22:05Z

Las Cruces Magician Marks 24th Anniversary As A Professional - El Paso News
Jamie O’Hara "The Magic Guy" amazes audiences all over Texas and New Mexico and he's also taken his show to other states and even Canada. And just this week, he marked a major milestone. The Frescas family has seen Jamie O’Hara "The Magic Guy" perform at Hudson’s Grill on the Eastside plenty of times, but his tricks never cease to amaze them....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-21T19:54:28Z

Turco eliminated from America's Got Talent
No stranger to the stage, local magician Michael Turco made a name for himself having recently competed on the hit TV series, "America's Got Talent" (AGT). Turco, 29, joined hundreds of thousands of acts of all ages auditioning across the country all vying for a $1 million prize and headline show in Las Vegas, Nev. Celebrity judges include Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, and Piers Morgan.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:33:28 -0700

How to make your iPhone do magic tricks - Toronto Star
Magic has moved from the purview of those with a knack for sleight of hand to those nimble at texting. But not all magicians are excited over the basics of their trade being passed on as easily as the download of an app. From YouTube-hit magician Shinya pulling kangi from his iPad to David Blaine’s “Street Magic: See A Card” app performed on Ellen DeGeneres’s variety show, magicians are increasingly incorporating our attachment to hand-held devices into their acts.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:49:28 GMT+00:00

Hawaii's "Godfather of Magic" dies - KHON2
Hawaii has lost one of its finest entertainers. Jimmy "Tengu the Magician" Yoshida died on July 3 after a brilliant career. To say he was magical is an understatement. Yoshida was considered the "Godfather of Magic" in the islands....
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2011 03:33:47 GMT+00:00

Abracadabra ...
Magician Bill Packard was at Porter Memorial Library on Tuesday for the last special program of the summer. He talked to the audience about stories from all around the world while doing magic tricks.
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:49:23 -0700

Vanni Pule is president of International Brotherhood of Magicians - Malta Independent Online
The International Brotherhood of Magicians, the largest magical arts organisation, which is based in the US, has for the first time in its 80-year history recognised a Maltese person as its international president, who also happens to be the fourth European one. Vanni Pulé was confirmed as president of this 12,000 strong organisation during the annual convention in Dallas, Texas, this month. ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:05:12 GMT+00:00

 

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