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The video to the right features magic and appearances  by: David Merry, Gary Kurtz, David Williamson, Michael Weber, Jay Marshall, James Cielen, John Carney, David Ben, Stewart James, Houdini, Marie Blood, John Cornelius, Daryl, Gene Anderson, The Gustafsons, George Saterial, and more. The footage is from the "NYCAN '90-91 Convention Highlights" DVD Set which is available from most reputable magic shops or directly from: HERE.

Parkesburg magician to appear on 'America's Got Talent' - Mercury
When "America's Got Talent" contestant Scott Alexander was 6, he received his first magic book. Alexander, who now resides in Parkesburg with his wife and three kids, said his interest was sparked when he saw a magician on television. "I got a magic book and kit from everyone that birthday," he said. "My grandmother, my aunt, my godmother."...
Publ.Date : 2011-07-25T14:20:27Z

Magician coming to fair in Butte - Montana Standard
Celebrity magician Dan Sperry, who has appeared on "America's Got Talent," will be among the featured entertainment at the Butte-Silver Bow County Fair, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the Butte Civic Center....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-26T16:13:47Z

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Kid' Davie performs magic show at Boone County Fair
Magician, comedian, fire-eater, stilt walker and family entertainer Bruce 'Kid' Davie performed his last two shows Monday evening at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Davie pleased the crowd, which grew to more than 60 magic fans, with interactive tricks. "Come watch a free magic show," said Davie, gaining attention from passersby. "It'll be worth every penny."
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:34:13 -0700

Magician has a funny way to bedazzle
TAKE a bow Nan. Because when PiP - Comic Illusionist wows the crowd with an ambitious finale in his new show on Saturday night we can thank his biggest fan. The symmetrically capitalised, globe-trotting Sydney magician is back in town for the first performance of his new show at Parade Playhouse this weekend, before he takes it on tour.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:51:26 -0700

Auckland magicians fail to see the funny side - Stuff.co.nz
Professional magician Alan Watson objected, saying he held the Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians' title of Grand Master of Magic from 2006. Mr Watson phoned Cornflake to say several magicians in the brotherhood were upset about his award because its name was too similar to the one issued by his organisation. The brotherhood asked him to withdraw the award and remove it from his Facebook page.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:17:05 GMT+00:00

CONNECTICUT TEEN MAGICIAN HEADS TO VEGAS - TheDay.com
Zach Ivins, 18, has been selected from a group of peers from around the world for an internship at MAGIC Live! in Las Vegas, NV, August 13 – 18, 2011. Zach will work side by side with some of the biggest names in magic at the premier conference of the magic industry. As a part of this highy selective internship, he will receive critique from Joanie Spina, the director/choreographer for David Copperfield, and a photo shoot with Richard Flaverty, the leading photographer in magic....
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:13:14 GMT+00:00

Iconic local TV ads, including Uncle Majic the Hip-Hop Magician, are awarded for creativity by IFC - New York Daily News
Uncle Majic will get the Hammie Award for most overly dramatic performance in a local commercial. "Uncle Majic's delivery is so intense," said show co-host Rhett McLaughlin. "Some people would think it is completely misguided, but we think it is totally brilliant." Co-host Link Neal said Uncle Majic's ad poses many deep philosophical mysteries. "It raises all these questions," he joked. "Who are all these celebrities Uncle Majic has brought his giant bouncing castle to? I'd like to know."...
Publ.Date : 2011-07-27T08:48:47Z

Teens train to becoming magicians - Beaches Leader
Four newly-minted magicians performed last Friday at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Haley Cox, Corey Jones, Bryan Martins and Alex Gimbel, all students at Ponte Vedra High, were taught to be magicians in four weeks by professional magician Mark Alan.
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Jul 2011 01:34:43 GMT+00:00

Magician returns home to the Treasure Coast - Jupiter Courier
It's one of magic's most recognized phrases — now you see him, now you don't -- and it holds true for Joe Riggs, a nationally recognized mentalist, hypnotist, magician and speaker. Riggs, 32, was born in Indianapolis, but moved to Stuart when he was 24 to be close to his family. After a four-year disappearing act that took him across the country entertaining audiences nationwide, Riggs has decided to come back home...
Publ.Date : 2011-07-28T19:17:32Z

VIDEO: Dynamo's magic 'scares' presenter
Magician Dynamo impressed BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin with his "scary" tricks and illusions. The Bradford-born performer, whose real name is Steven Frayne, said he developed his routines in an effort to stop bullies at school.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Jul 2011 03:52:44 -0700

Peter O’Malley, Dot’s 'edutainer'
Even though he has doubled as Dumbledore entertaining Muggles waiting in line at a Potter midnight preview, Crescent Street resident Peter O’Malley knows that the magic words are not “hocus pocus,” but “hard work.”
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:04:22 -0700

Magician putting bag of tricks on YouTube
Kids swarmed Eric Leclerc on Parliament Hill yesterday, reaching out to grab him, shouting in amazement and hugging him. It all came after he said, “You wanna see a magic trick?” and then turned a five dollar bill into a 100 dollar bill, made a pencil disappear and barfed up a deck of cards. It’s the reactions of the kids‹and the other people he dazzles‹that Leclerc says helps him convince his YouTube audience around the world that his magic tricks are more than just magic video editing....
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:37:00 -0700

John Calvert: Magician of the Century - Amplifier
On August 5, John Calvert will turn 100 years old. In the last few years, he has semi retired, cutting appearances down to small performances, lectures and guest appearances for magic clubs and conventions around the world. But his 80 years on tour make his act twice as long as the second longest running act in magic and the longest running stage act of any kind...
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:12:13 GMT+00:00

Boy Wizard! Young magician Lewis, from Aylestone, is a real professional - Leicester Mercury
He’s the 12-year-old professional magician the whole AREA is talking about. Ladies and gentlemen, from Aylestone, Leicester, it’s Lewis Robertson. an impressed Adam Wakelin reports. Lots of kids like to think they know every trick in the book. Well, Lewis Robertson really does. I'm barely through the door of his Aylestone home before the 12-year-old is into his magic act....
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:55:37 GMT+00:00

Street magician halts card show after council warning over littering
Audience participation is integral to the success of any card trick. But a street magician was left wishing one member of his crowd had kept out of his business - a council warden who told him he was littering. Kenneth Lightfoot was wowing an audience of more than 100 in Canterbury, Kent, with a trick which involves ‘magically hurling’ a playing card onto a nearby roof.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:38:49 -0700

Magician hit by card trick litter threat - The Sun
A MAGICIAN axed his popular street show after a litter warden threatened to fine him £100 - if he dropped one of his playing cards. Ken Lightfoot thrilled a crowd of city centre tourists by throwing a card 80ft on to a roof. But the jobsworth council official threatened to dob him in if the card fell to the ground during the trick...
Publ.Date : 2011-07-29T03:45:46Z

Jon Stewart And David Blaine To Tour The Troops With USO - Look To The Stars
Admiral Mullen will be joined by “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, Hall of Fame forward Karl Malone and illusionist David Blaine as they entertain deployed servicemen and women on a three-country, six-day tour....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-29T13:32:45Z

Magician twins Kane and Abel in Bridgnorth
Laurence and Ed, who spell their stage name Kane and Abel, have thrilled fans from Southampton to Edinburgh during an eight-year career. Their next engagement is at Bridgnorth’s Theatre On The Steps... They’ll perform magic, comedy and rope tricks during an hour-long show. Their audience can expect to see the brothers read minds, break world records, amputate limbs and even re-create their birth.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Jul 2011 07:53:30 -0700

Magician wows 'friends'
Magician Taylor Reed may be one of the hardest-working entertainers in Branson. Almost all of the advertising for his show, “The Magic of Taylor Reed” at the Music City Centre, is done through what he calls “underground marketing.” He defines it as simply going to the people and getting them excited about his show.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:46:45 -0700

Magician shows off girlfriend
Taiwanese magician Louis Liu a.k.a. Lu Chen was caught showing off his significant other recently, according to a report on May Daily website. He drove all the way to Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan to pick his Hong Kong lover Renee Lee, 20, who is 15 years younger than Liu.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:17:00 -0700

Valley magicians share secrets at clandestine meetings - Monitor
For more than three decades the magicians have congregated, sharing the secrets of their craft and occasionally a pot luck dinner. The Rio Grande Valley Magic Club Ring 269 began in 1973 in the dining rooms of its members. These days, membership has swelled to as many as 25 members, and they now meet every third Monday of the month at the Pharr Chamber of Commerce....
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:57:15 GMT+00:00

Magician to perform tricks for 72-hours straight - CNEWS
A central Alberta magician is planning his greatest trick of all — an attempt to perform a marathon of magic for 72-hours straight. Andrew Rufiange hopes to amaze and bewilder as he performs magic for three days straight, without naps or energy enhancers....
Publ.Date : 2011-07-30T23:18:33Z

Magician casts web of spell on young minds
For the public, magic might be an art of entertainment but for Rajesh Fernando, the Guinness records holder, it's a way to send across the mantra of success. So Fernando came all the way to SK Memorial Hall from Bangalore to share his experience with thousands of students who had gathered to see and listen the mantra of success in the form of magic. The magic show was organised to educate as well as to entertain the students. Fernando started the magic show by narrating the childhood story of former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam and how he became an aeronautical engineer and what inspired him.The magician taught students the lesson of achieving goals in life with three words ' dream, dare and do.
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Jul 2011 17:00:00 -0700

Magical Mystery - HollandSentinel.com
The River Country Tourism Council announces the dates of the magical festival sponsored by the Abbot Magic Company. The 74th annual Magic Get Together is slated Wednesday through Saturday in Colon. Magicians, tourists and residents will have the opportunity to see more than 1,000 magicians in Colon, the Magical Capital of the World....
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Jul 2011 09:18:02 GMT+00:00

Clown banned after row over magic award
A magician and a clown have fallen out after one claimed the other stole the name of a top magic community award. Cornflake the clown was recently banished from New Zealand's magic community and threatened with legal action after he gave one of his proteges the Cornflake's Magical World Grand Master of Magic award....
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:23:42 -0700

 

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