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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 29 - September 4, 2011-
This is the music video for solo artist Mike Marlin's new single titled "The Magician" which is part of his upcoming "Man On The Ground" album. The video is full of magic and flourishes with cards and chips.

Magicians who are identified in the video include: Steve Dela, Dafedas B, Scott Perry, and Magic Singh. (9/4/11).

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 - Patch.com
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

Card sharks demonstrate tricks, cheats at Nibley billiards club
Paul Wilson and Jason England have made their living cheating at cards - but not by swindling people out of their money. The two professional magicians, specializing in sleight-of-hand card tricks and cheats, use their talents exclusively for performance and educational purposes.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:23:20 -0700

Magician Rob Zabrecky is the Odd Man in at Steve Allen Theater - Los Angeles Times
At Hollywood's Magic Castle, where Zabrecky is a member, he performs as Odd Man, but his shows are short and completely devoted to his theatrical brand of magic. Now, encouraged by his close friend and fellow magician Derek DelGaudio, Zabrecky is set to perform the second in what may become a regular series of one-man shows simply titled "An Evening With Rob Zabrecky."..
Publ.Date : 2011-09-01T23:43:50Z

Book review: Magician, psychology professor reveals tricks and truths behind paranormality - U-Wire.com
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...
Publ.Date : 2011-08-30T15:39:26Z

Limerick magician's amazing river escape - Limerick Leader
Steve Spade completed a death defying stunt on Saturday in the Abbey River. Steve was bound in 30ft of solid steel chain with four pad locks and imprisioned within a reinforced wooden box, before he was dropped into the river and given seconds to escape. He had been undergoing an intense training schedule for the past six months under the strict supervision of some of Limerick’s finest trainers. Prior to the performance, Steve had been confident he could hold his breath for upwards of three minutes. And he succeeded in holding his breath sufficiently to perform his daring escape routine before a large crowd of onlookers.
Publ.Date : Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:01:32 GMT+00:00

£15,000 payout for Burbage magician - Hinckley Times
Kyle Summers feared his career was about to disappear as the injury left him unable to move his thumb. By the time the problem was finally spotted weeks later the severed tendon was beyond repair. The entertainer needed two painful operations and months of specialist physiotherapy before he was finally able to perform again. Kyle said: “Suffering even the slightest hand impairment is an absolute nightmare for any magician.
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:19:02 GMT+00:00

Magician Convention Hits SA - KSAT San Antonio
San Antonio will be the city of magic this weekend. Some 550 members of the Texas Association of Magicians are in town this weekend for their annual convention. "We have people from all walks of life from custodians to doctors," said Justin Botter, who is in charge of the convention. This is the 50th year these magicians have gotten together to exchange ideas, talk about new tricks and enjoy the fellowship....
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Sep 2011 22:17:55 GMT+00:00

Japan's magician clown a commercial success - Tampabay.com
For the past 14 years, Steve Marshall, 46, has been working the magic circuit from his home base just outside Tokyo, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. But now the Zephyrhills High graduate is back in the United States visiting his hometown, and on Thursday night he kicked off a 20-city tour in Orlando that will take him as far as New York City in the next month teaching other magicians how to wow audiences.
Publ.Date : Sat, 03 Sep 2011 17:14:36 GMT+00:00

Magic is back at Lincoln Center - The Coloradoan
A magic show featuring some of the World’s Greatest Magicians will open the newly remodeled Performance Hall of the Fort Collins Lincoln Center at 7:30 p.m., Saturday as part of the 18th annual Magic in the Rockies convention.
Publ.Date : Sun, 04 Sep 2011 15:53:06 GMT+00:00

Solo Artist Mike Marlin Unveils Video to New Single 'The Magician' – Watch Now - Stereoboard.com
Speaking about ‘The Magician’, Marlin said: “We know that magic is an illusion created by skill and trickery, but we agree to believe and applaud when the magician deceives us. The contract is unspoken but simple: ‘Lie to me, but don't let me down.’ The song is about the unspoken agreements in all relationships, or at least in the ones that work.”...
Publ.Date : Sun, 04 Sep 2011 17:02:39 GMT+00:00

 

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