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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 8-14, 2011-

Magician debuts new show Aug. 17 in Salem - Boston Globe
On August 17th up-and-coming local magician Evan Northrup, debuts his new show, Speaking of Magic, which weaves the spoken word--stories, fables, folk tales and fantasy -- with the art of the illusionist in a magic show that’s as thought-provoking as it is entertaining....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-08T14:03:50Z

Magician encourages kids to read - Reno Gazette
For Dennis Dobies, reading wasn't always the path to success; he was hooked on sports. "I got through," he said. "When I was ready to flunk out of college, I got serious about learning." These days, as "Merlinski the Magician," the southeast Reno resident performs shows that link reading and magic. He is performing "Reading is Magic" several times this month at Washoe County libraries. The program is designed to motivate children to enjoy reading....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-06T23:53:11Z

Meet Brian Miller, Magician -
The name of my business is Brian Miller Magic,, and I offer my personality. What I really do is sleight-of-hand magic and con-artistry for entertainment....
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:06:24 GMT+00:00

Street magic to come alive at summit - The Hindu
India Jaal, a three-day magic summit on the theme of national integration to be held from August 13, will witness traditional magicians from the streets join hands with modern-day wizards to celebrate India's Independence....
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Aug 2011 13:57:48 GMT+00:00

Fringe Review: Jerry Sadowitz -- Comedian, Magician, Psychopath - TheDailyDust (satire) (blog)
A manic performer, bouncing around material that I suspect could last for hours, going wherever his mood and the audience takes him, there’s no way to say exactly what sort of show you’ll get or where the balance between magic and comedy will be. But you’ll get to see a master craftsman, in his element, at full speed for an hour....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-09T09:37:48Z

After 50 years, Kent man writes the book on magic - Recordpub
After almost 50 years as a professional magician, Kent resident Tom Craven is ready to share his secrets. Well, not with just anyone. His new book, titled “My (Almost) 50 Years in Magic,” mostly will be available to those already in the world of magic.
Publ.Date : 2011-08-08T07:51:37Z

"Magician's Magician" Michael Ammar returns to Bluefield
It has been five years since West Virginia native and Bluefield High School graduate Michael Ammar dazzled the local audience with his "close-up" slight-of-hand magic performance, and he returns for an appearance to benefit of the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. on August 10, 2011. Michael, who is the son of the late A.S. "Buddy" Ammar and Betty Ammar, became interested in magic as a child, and developed his interest to a level achieved by only a few in his field.
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:41:16 -0700

The Best Magician in the World - KING-5
Sterling Dietz had an explosive introduction to the world of magic, named the World's Best Teen magician right out of the gate. His splendor and sparkle are still going strong, and Michael King takes you behind the smoke and mirrors to the man he knew as a boy....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-10T02:55:45Z

There's a trick to Endeavour Hills magician's success - Pakenham Cardinia Leader
PAUL Cosentino is a magician, an escape artist, and an illusionist. He can also dance, practise stunts and play with fire, but whatever you want to call him, it doesn’t matter because he was named runner-up in Australia’s Got Talent....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-11T19:58:12Z

Criss Angel readies launch of his online Magic Broadcasting Network - Las Vegas Sun
Mindfreak magician Criss Angel is mere days away from premiering his breakthrough Magic Broadcasting Network, an amazing and ambitious Web site for all things magic. It goes live Monday at 9 p.m. with a celebration at the Mirage when I introduce the star of Cirque du Soleil’s Believe at the Luxor...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-12T18:52:35Z

Las Vegas magicians strive to bring innovation to field - Las Vegas Review - Journal
If there are so many magicians --1,200 of them hitting town Sunday -- why do we see so much of the same magic? Why hasn't stage magic kept up with movies? Or our cellphones? And the answer is fair, too: "It's a tremendously difficult art form," says Teller. "As hard an art form as you can find." The silent (onstage, at least) half of Penn & Teller explains it like this: "You get the idea for a great piano piece, and then you have to invent the piano." Moreover, "the songwriter is not fighting reality."
Publ.Date : Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:15:27 GMT+00:00

Cross-country magicians stop in Jackson - Jackson County Pilot
Eddie Bond, Michael Nelsen and Bulla Lepen began their journey March 7 in Sausalito, Calif., and have been walking for five months. They are taping their adventure, which they call The Great American Walkabout, and will pitch the footage to the Travel Channel in hopes that it will be made into a TV show...
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:27:05 GMT+00:00

Magician to perform at KSU-Salina - Salina Journal
Magician and comedian Mike Super is scheduled to perform at Kansas State University at Salina as part of Wildcat Welcome Week....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-14T08:34:36Z

Magical 'India Jaal' Gets Underway - Yentha
It may be for the first time ever that magicians, mainly street magicians, from all across the nation comes together to stupefy the audience with their unique charms. 'India Jaal', organised by Magic Academy, in association with Department of Tourism, got started at Vyloppilli Samskriti Bhavan on Saturday.
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:55:38 GMT+00:00

Magician Robert Austin Reappears at Mineola Library
They say that there’s a certain magic in books, but Robert Austin took the association very literally last week when the magician performed at the Mineola Library for some teens and their parents. Austin, whose love for magic stemmed from the pages of library books, began performing as a magician 25 years ago, commanding a fan-base ever since.
Publ.Date : 2011-08-08T00:00:00Z


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