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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 26-October 2, 2011-
Lennart GreenLennart Green lecturing at the Metro-Magic Convention in New Jersey on October 2, where he was also the Guest Of Honor. Also on the bill were Wayne Houchin and Dan Fleshman. (10/02/11: A MagicTimes photo).

Magic award goes ... poof - New York Post
An award given to magician David Copperfield disappeared into thin air, the old-fashioned way, from his Midtown penthouse. Copperfield recently received a “King of Magic” honor, bestowed by the Society of American Magicians, at a reception at his apartment. After an evening of toasts, cake and champagne to celebrate -- with guests including Roberto Cavalli, Owen Wilson, Robert Verdi, Michael Michele, Blaine Trump, Peter Brant and Michael Stipe -- Copperfield followed the crowd out the door and enjoyed a late dinner on the town. But when he got back home -- presto chango! -- he discovered his front door was wide open, and the cherished plaque was nowhere to be found.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2011 06:27:09 GMT+00:00

Egg Harbor Township magician to receive hero award from Eagles Fly for Leukemia Foundation - Atlantic City Press
Chad Juros, the pediatric cancer survivor and magician who started Spread the Magic, a foundation to bring magic shows to children with cancer, will receive a hero award from the Eagles Fly for Leukemia Foundation this fall. Then he will travel to Aruba to be a keynote speaker at a happiness conference....
Publ.Date : 2011-09-25T23:08:13Z

VIDEO: Magician stuns EPL stars
WATCH with amazement as street magician Dynamo baffles a bunch of Premier League stars with his tricks.They'll baffle you, too.
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Sep 2011 03:35:11 -0700

The art of deception - Independent Online
Magic is just an illusion so sit back and be dazzled. At the recent National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, magician Stuart Lightbody received rave reviews and a coveted Silver Ovation award (in the comedy category) for his show Superstition, in which he explores the magic behind magic.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:38:27 GMT+00:00

Public Invited to Philosopher's Magic Show - SUNY Cortland News
The boundary between reality and illusion walked by stage magicians is similar to the terrain that philosophers have explored for thousands of years. Next week, Brian Miller — a unique philosopher, magician and entertainer — will bridge those two worlds with a special show that blends amusement, amazement and academic acumen.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:38:27 GMT+00:00

Magician bringing family this time for Paramount show - Abilene Reporter-News
Garry Carson, who will come to West Texas from Las Vegas, has promised a new show. He is bringing his wife, Mihaela, and daughter, Shany, 10, to the stage. Shany, who's making her Abilene stage debut, will show that young children also can do magic. Carson has performed his award-winning show more than 8,000 times in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has performed in more than 40 countries and has been featured on Fox's "Masters of Illusions" series. He has been voted Las Vegas's No. 1 family act the past two years....
Publ.Date : 2011-09-29T03:29:30Z

"The Foodie Magician" and His Tableside Sleights of Hand
Josh Beckerman, who lives in Midtown Manhattan, makes money as a professional magician at corporate parties, charity events, weddings and bar mitzvahs, but his conversational currents tend more toward the realm of Anthony Bourdain than David Blaine. Naturally, this being the 21st century, he presides over a blog, called NYC Foodie, which chronicles his adventures in eating. He has a thing for burgers. “The lamb burger at the Breslin is one of the best burgers in New York,” he said. “I get turned on just by looking at a menu.” He views his nocturnal excursions as an opportunity for brand expansion. “Every time I leave my apartment, it’s like an investment,” he said.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:01:17 -0700

Penn Jillette held his tongue once - Las Vegas Review Journal
Jillette is just as blunt about the notion of magic. He has argued with David Blaine about the use of the word "trick." "He hates the word. We love the word," Jillette writes. He continued, "(Blaine) and Criss Angel did an odd thing. They became famous as magicians and then claimed to be doing things for real."..
Publ.Date : 2011-09-28T20:48:39Z

Audience is big part of magician's show
Without an audience, an entertainer has no one for which to perform. But for magician and illusionist Mike Super, having an audience is even more crucial because audience members are part of his act....
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:16:00 -0700

Rob dons magician's role in Pogo's new series Magicskool - Indian Television
Magicskool is a high-energy magic show that blends the mysterious world of illusion with witty entertainment. In his new avatar as a 'cool magician', Rob will teach the kids simple magic tricks step-by-step while amazing them with hidden camera tricks, magical brain teasers and vanishing objects....
Publ.Date : 2011-09-29T15:11:01Z

Houdini Unlocked: CJM exhibit reveals the man behind the magic - Jweekly.com
With hands and feet bound, dangling headfirst from a rope around his ankles, Harry Houdini, age 49, began to work his way out of the straightjacket, as the crowd below -- including both businessmen on their lunch breaks and kids playing hooky from school -- gasped in delight.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:58:52 GMT+00:00

Magician apologizes for trick that pretended to rip teacher's bra off at public business meeting - New York Daily News
A Massachusetts school committee chairman and amateur Houdini has apologized for his bizarre introduction to a televised meeting - a magic trick that appeared to rip off a female teacher's bra through her shirt. Russell Fitzgerald's shtick was to open meetings with a sleight of hand - but his underwear caper bombed, leaving people who attended the meeting in silence, The Enterprise of Brockton reported....
Publ.Date : 2011-09-30T10:52:08Z

Penn and Teller: Fool Us, Saturday, October 1 - Sydney Morning Herald
Penn Jillette and his partner (no first name) Teller have been performing together as magicians for 35 years, based at the Las Vegas Rio Casino for the past decade. If anyone knows how to pull off an illusion, it's these two. And that's their problem. They know exactly how every trick of the trade is done, so there's no wonder in it any more. In this series, they hope to get that wonder back, inviting Britain's top magicians to perform a trick in front of them and (hopefully) fool them.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:27:41 GMT+00:00

Digging deeper into magician Wyrick's woes - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas entertainment folks obsess over the existence of a magician named Steve Wyrick. How is he able to keep having a show in town after the public seems to have voted him off to Timbuktu, or at least Branson? Why did the Las Vegas Hilton let him try again? Especially after the Hilton had just pulled the plug on another nonstarter magic show called "Triumph." To the surprise of no one -- except, apparently, Wyrick and the Hilton -- the magic show is on "hiatus" after six weeks and unlikely to reopen ... at least not at the Hilton.
Publ.Date : Sun, 02 Oct 2011 09:03:33 GMT+00:00

 

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