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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 5-11, 2011-

Mentalist Banachek surprises crowd at HUB - Digital Collegian
Banachek, who was voted Best Campus Performer two years in a row, presented various tricks throughout the night — from correctly guessing three random objects taken from the crowd while blindfolded to seemingly reading the minds of students in the audience. In fact, almost every feat performed by Banachek involved the audience’s participation. Many students found themselves involved in different parts of the show throughout the evening. The student involvement added some surprise elements to Banachek’s performance....
Publ.Date : 2011-09-06T09:04:35Z

Magic in trunk of this 'Elephant' - Philadelphia Daily News
It's all a big joke, right? Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford, and actor/magician Steve Cuiffo are three magic-making alter egos clad in mustaches, cheesy wigs, and costumes (by Chrystal Weatherly) suitable for a velvet Elvis.
Publ.Date : 2011-09-06T06:55:44Z

Q&A: 'America's Got Talent': The Top 10 Speak Out! - (blog)
Landon Swank: "A lot. A lot of the magic that I do - that I've done my whole life, really - is about building a character. Setting up a whole presentation. It's very tough in 90 seconds to establish any kind of a character or real story. It's probably the hardest thing to have to overcome in the whole show."
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:02:38 GMT+00:00

Magician's suitcase stolen by South Australian thieves -
THIEVES have succeeded in the ultimate disappearing act, making away with a magician's suitcase. A maroon, crocodile-patterned suitcase was stolen from an unattended vehicle in Adelaide on Sunday, police say. ...
Publ.Date : 2011-09-06T05:15:31Z

Family Music And More Presents: Zap The Magician - Lakewood Observer
Bob Durante, aka Zap, has been performing magic for the last 33 years. As a youngster, he worked at the Yellow Barrel of Magic Store, which is the oldest magic shop in this part of the country and still in business in Elyria. There his talents were fostered by the owners, who helped many a fledgling performer by holding competitive magic conventions during the 70s and 80s....
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:58:21 GMT+00:00

Bristol magician Peter Clifford brings friends to Tobacco Factory Theatre - Guide2Bristol
Peter Clifford is a wonderfully engaging performer who will keep his audience mystified with a range of magical and illusionary acts; he will be joined at the Tobacco Factory on 25 September by Chris Cox and Peter Wardell.
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:01:30 GMT+00:00

Bits 'n' Pieces: Magician conjuring up master's
Brian Haagen has pulled a disappearing act. Haagen, 23, has performed table-side magic tricks at local Applebee’s restaurants since he was 14. He also did private events and magic shows at Brasserie Monmartre in Portland.
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Sep 2011 06:15:22 -0700

Boonton magician sends up old-school medical pitchmen in comedy magic act - The Star-Ledger -
In his "Magical Pitchman" act, longtime magician Al Callus, of Boonton, channels the classic snake-oil salesman in a fast-talking, tongue-in-cheek performance that blends magic with a sendup of street pitchmen of old.
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:47:22 GMT+00:00


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