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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 15-21, 2011-
The video to the right is the trailer for Tom Mullica's "An Evening At The Tom-Foolery" DVD which features the only footage of Tom's original Bar show in Atlanta. You get to see most of his Cigarette routine and Apple Trick which he used to close the show and is one of the funniest card routines ever created. After watching the video you might want to check out a Mullica video that has gone "viral" on YouTube with close to two million views at the moment. To watch that performance click: HERE.

The DVD is available from most reputable magic shops or directly from: HERE.

Famed illusionist DAVID COPPERFIELD secretly became a father to a baby girl last year (10). The magician, 54, and his model girlfriend Chloe Gosselin welcomed little Sky 16 months ago, according to the New York Post's Page Six column....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-15T08:11:56Z

Criss Angel Magic Broadcasting Network Debuts Online - LALATE news
The Criss Angel Magic Broadcasting Network ( debuts online tonight. And while fans of Angel will get to see new magic, his past offerings still shock them. In September 2008, Criss Angel in a car explosion on Mindfreak left everyone guessing if Criss Angel was dead or alive....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-15T13:48:23Z

Morgan & West: Crime Solving Magicians - Chortle
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return with an all-new show and their toughest challenge yet – solving their own murder. Can they recognise the rogue responsible, tinker with the timeline and save their skins?...
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:30:03 GMT+00:00

Magic: Its all in the family -
‘India Jaal’ being organised by the Magic Academy and Department of Tourism, is not just about magic, but is also an exclusive family affair. The sons have taken after their fathers and the younger brothers their elder ones. Neither Sharukh nor Sachin has ever felt the need to learn anything else.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Aug 2011 06:43:36 GMT+00:00

Magician Penn Jillette Says 'God No!' To God - NPR News
Even if you believe in God, you might still be atheist. That's what Penn Jillette argues in his new book God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-16T21:03:51Z

Young magician snaps up gold - Abbotsford News
Alex Seaman clinched the hardware from the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians and the Canadian Association of Magicians. Seaman, who is mentored by world magic champion Shawn Farquhar and is vice president of the Vancouver Magic Circle, the largest Canadian branch of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, can be seen Saturday nights at Applebee’s restaurant in PoCo....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-16T16:03:12Z

Criss Angel Launches New Magic Site - YAHOO!
Magician and star of A&E’s Mindfreak Criss Angel announced today that he is launching a one-stop magic shop, in a live event from Las Vegas Aug. 15....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-15T11:53:51Z

Criss Angel and The Ito Partnership Make Magic Online With Lifestyle Sites -
PRNewswire/The world of magic and celebrity came together around the pool at the Mirage last night to celebrate an online "revolution," as world-renowned magician Criss Angel launched, a new web experience celebrating all things magic that he created in partnership with The Ito Partnership....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-16T19:02:09Z

Edinburgh comedy notebook: Magicians pull out funny new tricks - The Guardian (blog)
Magicians such as Pete Firman and mind-reader Chris Cox are regular favourites on the fringe; both are reinventing and updating the traditional magic show and have the jokes to match the high standard of the tricks, while newcomer Piff the Magic Dragon – imagine a young Jack Dee in a dragon suit – is also attracting a lot of attention for his offbeat approach. If you prefer your comedy magic a little more old-school, Paul Daniels and the (lovely, of course) Debbie McGee are still going strong with a more family-friendly show....
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:48:13 GMT+00:00

Fair magician predicts newspaper headlines -- or did he?
How did you guess, five days prior no less, that Wednesday’s top headlines in The Register-Guard would have something to do with a University of Oregon star quarterback riding shotgun in a car driven by his speeding teammate, and the early opening of the new Willamette River bridge over Interstate 5?...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:00:11 -0700

Magician loves the twist, not the trick - Red and Black
Peter Boie doesn’t believe in magic. Unexpectedly, the magician doesn’t expect to convince his audience, either. The self-proclaimed “magician for non-believers” said he tries to put the focus on allowing people to enjoy the spectacle rather than understand the trick...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-18T09:19:58Z

No magic to awards magician is winning - Abbotsford News
Thankfully, with a little help from Leif David, they collectively conjured the pictures from their imaginations--the colours and everything in between--all while seated in orderly fashion in a library conference room. It’s one of the first tricks up the 25-year-old’s sleeve as David dazzles 100 mesmerized youngsters, many in his favourite age category....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-18T08:37:01Z

Magicians like Danny Cole inspired at an early age - Tahoe Daily Tribune
Masters of Magic headliner Danny Cole is no exception. He started doing magic tricks when he was 10. “Young boys pick it up at some time in their life,” said Cole. “I love visual stuff. It's hard to start later. It's kind of like a musician. You kind of have to start when you're little.” One of Cole's mentors, Tony Clark, is the host of the nightly show in MontBleu's Blu Nightclub.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:41:46 GMT+00:00

Magician enjoys connecting with audience
Sure, there are tricks and flair involved, but according to Robert Smith, the true magic at the heart of his performance is the connection he makes with his audience. Gathering a group of spectators around him, he performs his act close up, drawing in members of the audience to participate with him....
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:54:30 -0700

Mount Prospect magician pursues puzzled audiences
Jeff Scanlan just wants to make you think. Scanlan, who grew up in the Northwest suburbs and lives in Mount Prospect, is billed as America's Sports Magician. With 19 years of professional experience, he challenges minds with his sports-themed performances and more recently, he has taken to a new brain-busting art form: Impossible Bottles.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:14:00 -0700

Malaysian magician Kabir Khan Mohamad Reaz will perform in Hollywood and Las Vegas in the United States at the invitation of Magic Castle Club, the world famous club for magicians and magic enthusiasts. Kabir Khan, 26, will perform in Hollywood in September and Las Vegas in October. His overseas venture will be sponsored by local firms including Kuala Lumpur Tower, Asian Kitchen Sdn Bhd and Erat Semarak Sdn Bhd....
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Aug 2011 05:58:06 -0700

Barclays launch the magic of football -
Britain's most exciting magician Dynamo has joined forces with Barclays, title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, to bring The Magic of Football video series exclusively to YouTube...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-16T23:55:39Z

Annual convention revitalizes magicians - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Here, magicians packed The Orleans' theater to hear Mike Caveney's history of "Saw a Woman in Half." It was such a rage in the early 1920s that it sparked a race to patent variant methods. Five magicians performed different versions of the classic. Sitting through that sounded like ironic torture for a guy who has reviewed five too many magic shows. But it was one of the best things I've watched all year.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:12:13 GMT+00:00


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