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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 10-16, 2011-

Life in Asheville is magic for 'Night Court' star Harry Anderson
Not that many years go, fall was a crazy time for actor and comic Harry Anderson. He spent 13 seasons starring on two popular network TV sitcoms -- “Night Court” on NBC from 1984-92 and “Dave’s World” on CBS from 1993-97. As those shows cranked up each year, life “for me was very hectic,” said Anderson, who has lived in Asheville since 2006.
Publ.Date : 2011-09-30T00:00:00Z

Rumford magician plans great escape - Sun-Journal
With nothing up his sleeve, including past experience or practice, Scot Grassette of Rumford plans to perform a grand escape. On Saturday, Oct. 22, Grassette, owner of 49 Franklin in Rumford, is hosting a magic hoedown and thrill show at his reception hall at 49 Franklin St. He hopes to perform an escape act where he will be shackled inside a wooden box that is screwed shut and surrounded with ratchet straps....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-10T13:03:26Z

Master Magician Celebrates 20 Years Of Magic -
One of Tim’s favorite guests, Master Magician Keith Jozsef came on the 9 A.M. show to show Tim one of favorite card tricks and to talk about his upcoming 20th anniversary Magic show that will be at the Grandel Theatre on Saturday, October 15th at 10 P.M....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-10T15:12:17Z

Wellesley magician, 84, still has tricks up his sleeve - Boston Globe
At 84 years of age, magician Gil Stubbs of Wellesley still has dozens of tricks up his sleeve. Beginning this week, he will share the secrets behind them all. Stubbs will teach his "Learn To Do Magic Tricks" class to ages 60 and older at 1:30 p.m. on the next four Thursdays at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St. He will provide participants with 50 pages of notes describing his sleight-of-hand techniques and tricks with cards, coins, dollar bills, string, rope, rubber bands, pens, paper clips, tableware, napkins, and handkerchiefs....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-11T14:06:41Z

Magician brings West End show to the Belgrade - Coventry Observer
A STAR of Saturday night TV is appearing in An Evening of Burlesque at the Belgrade Theatre on November 8. Piff the magic dragon, played by comedy magician Jon Van der Put who starred on ITV's Pen and Teller show Fool Us, is part of the cast for the show which is touring after a successful West End run....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-11T21:30:30Z

Son Amar magician, Miguel Gavilan, set for Paris award - Euro Weekly News
Miguel Gavilán will be honoured next week when he is presented with the ‘Mandrake d’Or’ in a ceremony to be held in Paris. The ‘Mandrake d’Or’ is the equivalent of an Oscar and is one of the highest honours it is possible to bestow on an illusionist. Previous recipients of the award include David Copperfield and Richard Forget....
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:48:16 GMT+00:00

Mentalist makes the impossible possible - Lincolnwood Review
Scott Xavier knows what you’re thinking. He’ll prove it on Sunday, Oct. 16 when Xavier presents “Mind vs. Magic: Mind Reading and Beyond...” at the Skokie Theatre. Xavier promises that the show will be “an interactive, 80-minute presentation of mind reading and those paranormal mysteries such as psychic metal bending.” Check YouTube for an advance peek at what he will be doing to cutlery.
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:30:26 GMT+00:00

Magic makes young Gaithersburg resident's other interests disappear - Maryland Community Newspapers Online
When people ask Magic Max how he does a trick, the 15-year-old cunningly replies, “Very well.”  As a budding magician, Max Erdrich is learning how to put on a show. “I like the thrill of getting fooled, and seeing people's reactions,” he said....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-11T23:53:39Z

How Sleight-of-Hand Magicians Trick Our Brains -
As you will learn on "Brain Games," a new series on the National Geographic Channel that illustrates the minor miracles required to pay attention and form memories, brains run on just 12 Watts of power. That's about a third of the amount used by an average refrigerator lightbulb. Such limited resources make us highly susceptible to trickery, because it only allows us to concentrate on one thing at a time. Magicians utilize people's inherent single-mindedness to great effect.
Publ.Date : 2011-10-11T17:12:48Z

'Castle' EP, ABC Developing David Blaine Thriller (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter
Based on David Blaine, the project revolves around Fin, an illusionist who is pulled into action in a covert government sting. Hawley will pen the drama and executive produce, with Littlefield attached as a nonwriting EP. Blaine is not attached to the project....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-12T18:37:30Z

McLeod the magician returns to Kalamazoo
Becoming a magician is a dream job for many, but for Patrick McLeod, this dream is a reality. Pete will be returning to his hometown, Kalamazoo, for the first time since he was in elementary school to perform at the State Theatre’s upcoming Spooktacular event. “It really means a lot to me to perform at the State Theatre,” McLeod said. “I remember watching movies like Old Yeller there when I was just a kid. I’m very excited and can’t wait to see some old friends and family.”
Publ.Date : Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:42:32 -0700

'Magicians' revamped by BBC One, Darren McMullen hosts - Digital Spy UK
Darren McMullen will be the new host of revamped BBC One show Magicians when it returns in the New Year. The first series of the show, which was fronted by Lenny Henry. launched on BBC One in January, picking up over six million viewers. The new series has an extended six-episode 75-minute run and will air live on Saturday nights.
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 Oct 2011 16:37:16 GMT+00:00

Competition: Win Dynamo: Magician Impossible On DVD - Entertainment Focus
Join Dynamo on his magical journey this Autumn and bear witness to the incredible, headline-grabbing stunts and magic that saw over seven million viewers tune in to his debut TV series, as Dynamo: Magician Impossible is released on DVD and Blu-ray?. Dynamo: Magician Impossible is the story of an ordinary boy from Bradford living an extraordinary life as one of the world?s most unique and critically acclaimed magicians...
Publ.Date : Sun, 16 Oct 2011 20:47:53 GMT+00:00


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