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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 1-7, 2011-

Abbott's Magic Get-Together to bring magicians from around the world to Colon - Kalamazoo Gazette -
“Magic is what’s put Colon on the map, and I always liken the Abbott’s Magic Get-Together as Las Vegas comes to Mayberry,” said Greg Bordner, 59, proprietor of Abbott’s Magic Co....
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:04:19 GMT+00:00

East Lancashire teenager wins Young Magician of the Year title (From This Is Lancashire) - Prestwich & Whitefield News
Ben Proos, 16, from Brockhall Village, Ribble Valley, stole the show at the Magic Circle’s hotly fought contest to take the coveted award. His fast moving act saw him make cards appear from thin air, billiard balls multiply and he also performed an ‘amazing’ routine with sunglasses that appeared and vanished in a flash. ...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-02T15:58:20Z

David Copperfield vs Harry Potter -- Funny Or Die
David Copperfield uncovers a startling secret: the Harry Potter franchise was ripped off from his life. Suck it, Potter!
Publ.Date : 2011-08-01T00:00:00Z

Harry Potter is snot-nosed punk says magician David Copperfield - Monsters and Critics
David Copperfield is out to get Harry Potter and JK Rowling. In this hilarious spoof video, the American magician makes a convincing point that the multi-billion-dollar Potter brand is just one big rip-off of his life. 'Everything in that Potter series was stolen from my life and I can prove it,' says the 54-year-old as he looks menacingly into the camera with spooky music tinkling in the background. ...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-01T23:44:48Z

Family finds magic at the OC Fair - OCRegister
The Orange County Fair hosted a magician's workshop on Saturday, presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 313. Children were able to participate by doing fun card tricks, and learned tricks from fellow child magicians. Watching the spark in my children's eyes as they executed a magic trick reminded me how much I loved magic as a child. I would dress up in the tall black hat and wrap my special blanket around my neck as I would perform magic for my friends....
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:42:53 GMT+00:00

Innovating tricks to engage the audience -
Magic is not just growing as an art, it has also become a part of academics. Years ago in 1989, Ramulu’s entry into the profession was humble. The Telugu University held a training for teaching magic tricks for students who could not afford to study after the Intermediate. He also attended various workshops to improvise his tricks. Now, he is a PhD scholar at TU, pursuing research on Performance of Folk Magicians.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Aug 2011 06:41:53 GMT+00:00

Pizzagate: TV magician Paul Daniels had hospital checkup after he was pelted with a margarita pizza by Sooty - Daily Mail
It has already been dubbed Pizzagate. And hours after the news broke that Sooty had pelted TV magician Paul Daniels with a pizza, it had become the fourth-highest trending topic on Twitter in the UK....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-03T15:28:31Z

'Magician priest' enthrals students - Deccan Herald
His determination and his novel aim to educate children through magic is really appreciable, he added. In his reply, Fr Ivan Madtha said that magic is an extension of science....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-03T17:30:12Z

Magician/juggler to perform at library - South Coast Today
Everyone is invited to see the show audiences are calling "Superb!", "A blast!", and "Heartwarming fun for the whole family." Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Lakeville Library for a free performance that "will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat."...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-04T17:00:23Z

Philadelphia emerges as a center of magic shows - Philadelphia Inquirer
Coins disappear in the palm of your hand. A pen impales a dollar bill without leaving a hole. Think of a card, any card, and the deck seems to know exactly which one you had in mind. The illusions are courtesy of magician Seth Rovner and his store, Trick Zone, which opened in May 2009 as Philadelphia's only magic shop.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Aug 2011 07:08:45 GMT+00:00

Magicians gather in Colon for annual Abbott's Magic Get-Together - Kalamazoo Gazette -
“Colon didn’t get the nickname, ‘Magic Capital of the World’ by accident, and this great tradition in our community is an opportunity for Colon to embrace what has made our village famous,” said Tom Whitford, Colon village president.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:48:18 GMT+00:00

Abbott's Magic Get-Together Is Magical - WLKM Radio
Opening day of the 74th Abbott’s Magic Get-Together Wednesday was hailed a success by event organizers. Greg Bordner, proprietor of Abbott’s Magic Co., said the first of the four-day celebration went smoothly and large crowds in Colon appeared to be enjoying the event....
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Blindfolded driver draws attention to MagiCelebration in Colon - Battle Creek Enquirer
Had he not been blindfolded with a black sack over his head as he drove through this St. Joseph County village, magician Dan Stapleton may have enjoyed a beautiful, sunny Wednesday. Instead, he provided a show to a crowd that gathered on the sidewalks of Colon as he drove a convertible through town blindfolded to promote the 74th annual MagiCelebration, a celebration and gathering of magicians from all over the world....
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Blindfolded drive kicks off Magic Get-Together -Sturgis Journal
The Magic Capital of the World lived up to its billing Wednesday, as the first day of Abbott’s Magic Festival delivered plenty of what thousands of people came to see. There was no shortage of magic, illusions and tricks around the village, starting with Dan Stapleton’s blindfolded drive around the village. The almost half-mile square through Colon started and ended outside Abbott's Magic Co., where the 58-year-old Stapleton was greeted with cheers upon his return....
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Famous in Germany, magician tries his luck in Vegas
German magician Jan Rouven is a bona fide star in Europe. His shows fill stadiums. Fans stop him for autographs at grocery stores and malls. Camera crews follow him around filming reality TV shows. But his fame hasn’t carried across the Atlantic. In Las Vegas, Rouven is an unknown. He blends in with tourists on the Strip. He has to introduce himself onstage and explain his act. Here in the entertainment capital of the world, Rouven is just one of dozens of performers trying to make a name for himself.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Aug 2011 02:05:48 -0700

Mark Ruffalo & Amanda Seyfried Up for Leterrier's Magician Heist Flick - Screen Rant
Now You See Me is a cat-and-mouse thriller that revolves around a team of the world’s greatest illusionists, who join forces to pull off a series of dangerous bank heists – while they perform onstage. The tricky magicians then hide their stolen funds by distributing part of it out to members of the audience.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:45:26 GMT+00:00

Magician stalls thieves with tricks until police turn up to arrest them - Daily Record
A STREET magician helped catch a gang of thieves by distracting them with tricks until the police arrived. David Alnwick realised the gang were the same one who had stolen a friend’s laptop from a cloakroom just days before. The 22-year-old spent five minutes showing tricks while waiting nervously for the cops....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-06T09:12:43Z

Magician will perform in Greene - Sun-Journal
Dennis Labbe, a magician who performs classical and comical magic, will give three performances on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11-12, at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation. Labbe, aka Mr. Magic, started practicing magic at age 7 and has been entertaining professionally for the the past 20 years...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-06T03:57:45Z

Hickman enchants Dover Arts Festival crowd - Fosters Daily Democrat
BJ Hickman, a native of Manchester, has been performing sleight of hands for families throughout New England for more than 30 years. Known for his interactive shows, kids lined the pavilion for the Cochecho Arts Festival event, waving their hands in the air in hopes that Hickman would choose them to go up on stage and help the magician spellbind the audience....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-05T12:55:49Z

Teen magician heading to Las Vegas - Norwich Bulletin
Teenage magician Zach Ivins grew up in Groton and Mystic and is heading to Vegas, baby, to learn from magic’s masters. Ivins, 18, was selected for an internship at the Magic Live! conference Aug. 13-18 in Las Vegas, where he will work side by side with some of the biggest names in the magic industry....
Publ.Date : Sun, 07 Aug 2011 03:50:31 GMT+00:00


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