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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 22-28, 2011-

Criss Angel and Sandra Getting Serious - LALATE news
Criss Angel (Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos) and girlfriend Sandra are getting serious, Angel tells news this week. Criss Angel confirms Sandra and his relationship underwent a change because of his recent “epiphany”. While Angel in his comments to news doesn’t state Sandra’s full name, a 2009 Las Vegas Sun report, before editing, listed her name as possibly Cassandra Gomez. ...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-21T17:08:51Z

Teen Magician Uses Illusions for a Good Cause -
A lot of children have an uncle that teaches them to do a card trick or two, but in the case of Wyckoff resident and Ramapo student Anthony Ferrer, that uncle was a professional magician who sparked a life-long passion in the 4-year-old Anthony for entertaining people with his illusions....
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:28:14 GMT+00:00

Local Christian magicians share their talent and the gospel - News Sentinel
What transpired in between, however, was not your usual recitation of facts and figures and strict adherence to agenda items. On this particular evening, Carl McLemore demonstrated a turkey caller while Ken Wilcoxson performed a classic rope trick, and Dave Pyard shared a less painful way of tying off balloons. It was the monthly meeting of SonShine Entertainment, the local chapter of the International Fellowship of Christian Magicians...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2011 04:08:34 GMT+00:00

NYMF Presents JUST LIKE MAGIC 10/7-13 - Broadway World
Directed by Elizabeth Lucas, JUST LIKE MAGIC features a cast that includes: Christopher T. Magician, Ryan Lipnicky (the Make-A-Wish Foundation pianist), Jojo the Dodo, Sammy the Safety Donut and The Anti-Chris. Having performed magic shows at birthday parties throughout the New York City living room circuit, JUST LIKE MAGIC is the chance to see this talented performer live! But this is no ordinary magic show...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:50:55 GMT+00:00

World Premiere of Just Like Magic , Christopher T. Magician's Musical Extravaganza, Will Play NYMF - Playbill
In Just Like Magic, according to NYMF notes, "Christopher T. Magician and his entourage have been hired to perform at a child's birthday party, but the show turns decidedly dark as Christopher suffers a complete mental breakdown in front of his young audience. What begins as a fun magic show featuring toe-tapping songs, comedy, and puppetry ends with dead puppets and children scarred for life in this decidedly not-for-kids musical."..
Publ.Date : 2011-08-24T18:59:50Z

Young Magicians Learn New Tricks [photos] - Twin Falls Times-News
MagicFest began in 2009 when Clow and others wanted to bring a little magic to the Magic Valley. It seems to be attracting interest, he said. One sign: About eight people are members of the Magic Valley Magicians, a group that aims to promote magic in the valley through community events such as the upcoming show...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:35:14 GMT+00:00

Magician promises to reveal secrets of Kerala temple vault - NDTV
Noted magician Samraj has offered to reveal the invaluable contents of the unopened vault of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, if the Supreme Court allowed him to do so. The Kerala-based illusionist said in a statement, that he was confident of disclosing the contents of the "B" vault in the temple without opening it....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-26T01:46:40Z

Festival of Magic kicks off Sunday - Cape Cod Times
The first Cape Cod Festival of Magic will be held Sunday through Friday at Laurence C. MacArthur Elementary School in South Yarmouth. It will feature entertainers and magicians such as Markus and Angelique Steelgrave, who frequently perform on the Cape; magician Tom Burgoon, who has performed for a U.S. president; and former Cape Cod performer Mark Weidhaas, who has served as the national president of the Society of American Magicians....
Publ.Date : 2011-08-25T13:07:53Z

Could you tell worse joke than Paul Daniels? - GazetteLive
But the 73-year-old performer had it spelled out to him that he must do better by a panel of 10 comedy critics. Having been given the wooden spoon, Paul - who now lives in Oxfordshire - told the Gazette his joke was “deliberately bad” and that he wasn’t upset. “It wasn’t bad news - it was brilliant news,” he said.
Publ.Date : 2011-08-26T11:26:29Z

Neil Patrick Harris, magician
Asked to talk some more about his passion for the art of illusion, the star of the hit movie, “The Smurfs,” and the TV series, “How I Met Your Mother,” said, “My hobby is magic. I loved going to the magic store when I was a kid. Magic is the best hobby in the world, because you can buy little tricks, learn them, then present them. You can study the history of magic, learn close-up card or illusion, mentalism, and so on.”
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Aug 2011 05:08:11 -0700

Magicians gather in Helena - Beartooth NBC
Some of the world's best card magicians and cheating experts are in Helena this week to try to figure out who author S.W. Erdnase really is. Many believe the man who wrote one of the most influential magic books ever – “The Expert of the Card Table” – might actually have been a prominent Helenan.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:26:39 GMT+00:00

Magician Gets His Groove Back -
Jay Alexander’s New Swing Circus is a revival of a show that combined the Novato resident’s magic and comedic talents with the swing music of Lee Press-on and the Nails, a band that had its hey day during the swing revival of the 90s....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:42:01 GMT+00:00

Magic Medicine - TribLocal
John Kurth is from the not-for-profit group Open Heart Magic. Based in Chicago, Open Heart Magic provides bedside magic to pediatric patients at six Chicago area hospitals. Run by volunteers, the organization requires everyone to pass a background check and enroll in a 12-week training program that includes more than a curriculum of magic tricks. Volunteers learn empowerment techniques that incorporate magic as therapy.
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:23:15 GMT+00:00

Montana man author of magic's biggest mystery? - KXLH Helena News‎
Montana author Marty Demarest has pieced together clues which point to a Montana man as the culprit. W.E. Sanders was the son of one of Montana's most prestigious founding fathers, Senator Wilbur Fisk Sanders; and as Demarest discovers, also the author of magic's most famous work....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

Amazing Randi, On Ice
In this June 7 1960 photo, magician James “The Amazing” Randi, a talented escape artist, sits in a structure made of blocks of ice. Randi spent 47 minutes enclosed in the ice during the taping the of children’s television show “Wonderama,” in New York.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:31:07 -0700

Find in Old West town may be last in world - Chicago Sun-Times
One of those collectors, magician David Copperfield, said he thinks she is even rarer than that. “I think it’s only one of one,” Copperfield said in a recent phone interview with the Associated Press. Copperfield wanted the Gypsy to be the crown jewel in his collection of turn-of the century penny arcade games. It would occupy a place of pride among the magician’s mechanized Yacht Race, Temple of Mystery and various machines that tested a person’s strength.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:11:42 GMT+00:00

ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton's David Rysin Reflects on Magical Internship -
Stoughton High 2011 graduate David “The Magnificent” Rysin returned from a four-day internship at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas earlier this month. Rysin, along with seven other talented young magicians from all around the world were selected to be “interns” at the premier Las Vegas magic convention, "Magic Live."...
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:46:04 GMT+00:00

Magician, psychology professor reveals tricks and truths behind paranormality - Daily Texan Online
Richard Wiseman was, at one time, a teenage magician and one of the youngest members to be inducted into The Magic Circle, a London-based magician group, but has now grown up to become a psychology professor in the United Kingdom at the University of Hertfordshire. He’s made a career out of investigating paranormal claims and the psychology behind them and has compiled some of what he’s found into his latest book, “Paranormality,” where he explains why the evidence for these claims is sorely lacking. He also describes how to test for the paranormal and, as a man trained in both the art of magic and the science of psychology, is in a perfect position to explain both how the tricks are pulled off and why they work...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-30T07:39:50Z

Magician stops here before cruising
Jesse Gernigin has found a way to travel the world and get paid for it. It's part of his new five-year plan. The Edwardsville magician and stage hypnotist has spent the last three years entertaining people at "high-end" corporate events. That has meant constant travel for 225 dates a year plus some special events, such as private parties and receptions. Now he is looking at cruise-ship contracts, perhaps for six months at a time. He's been told that in 10 years of six-month deals, he would visit each of the line's ports of call. But first, his attention is focused on his hometown.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:52:32 -0700

AnnaLynne McCord proves she is no one trick pony dressed as a very sexy ... - Daily Mail
AnnaLynne McCord managed to trump all of her co-stars as she put on a eye-goggling display, dressed as a saucy magician's assistant. The 24-year-old actress wowed in a racy tutu, split to the navel, complete with a ruffled feather trim.
Publ.Date : Wed, 31 Aug 2011 02:40:21 GMT+00:00


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