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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 17-23, 2011-
Ted Bogusta who owns Martinka & Co., Inc. in Midland Park, NJPictured is Ted Bogusta who owns Martinka & Co., Inc. in Midland Park, NJ (the only magic shop which was once owned by Houdini) where I was this afternoon to pick up some stuff. It occurred to me that there are now three magic shops within 15 miles from my office and three more in NY that are less than 20 miles away. Fifty years before the Internet started destroying brick and mortar magic shops the skyrocketing rents in big cities decimated the magic shop industry around the world. Is the current recession and devaluing of real-estate making it affordable to have magic shops again? …Meir Yedid (10/18/2011: A MagicTimes photo).
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The Magicians to go live on BBC One - ATV Today
Magic duo, Barry & Stuart, return to the series this year and are joined by magicians Pete Firman and Jason Latimer. Each magician will be paired with a different celebrity partner each week. Together they will perform three illusions, both live and pre-recorded, from the classic to the never-attempted before, after which their performances will be put to the viewers' vote. The magician and celebrity pair with the fewest votes will then have to face a live and dramatic forfeit.
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:15:20 GMT+00:00

Magician Paul Daniels promises classic tricks and gags at Radlett show - Borehanwood Times
Reflecting on the show, entitled Hair Today Gone Tomorrow, Paul Daniels said: “Everything is designed to baffle you and yet make you laugh. “People used to laugh at Tommy Cooper when it went wrong, well they laugh at me when it goes right. It’s not my fault, I’m just trying to be the international sex symbol for which I’m known.”
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:46:30 GMT+00:00

Mike Marlin - The Magician [Single] -
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...
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:00:12 GMT+00:00

The Magical Mind of Persi Diaconis - The Chronicle
Persi Diaconis's unlikely scholarly career in mathematics began with a disappearing act. He was 14 years old and obsessed with magic, spending much of his free time in or around Tannen's Magic Store, on Times Square, where sleight-of-hand masters regularly gathered to show off tricks and to gossip. There, one of the most influential magicians of the past century, a card maestro named Dai Vernon, saw Diaconis's prodigious trick dealing and invited the young man to leave New York and join him on the road.
Publ.Date : Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT+00:00

And now Dynamo, real name Steven Frayne, can boast a celebrity fan base including Jay-Z, Robbie Williams and Will Smith, who are all in awe of the Yorkshire-born star. And it’s no wonder, seeing as he’s walked on water across the Thames and levitated chubby comedian Matt Lucas.
Publ.Date : 2011-10-18T22:55:15Z

Breaking the spell: How did a quiet anthropologist infiltrate Paris's secretive Magic Circle? - The Independent
Graham Jones might not have been able to pull a rabbit out of a hat at a kids' party, but he was going to have to make a pain au chocolat appear from nowhere for the Magic Circle of Paris. For five months, the softly spoken anthropologist from MIT, who hadn't performed a magic trick since he was a child, worked hard to master the techniques needed to predict, Derren Brown-style, the pastry someone would choose and to build the props to make the chosen pastry appear on command in front of some of France's greatest magicians....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-19T22:54:04Z

Magician wows crowd of young, old at CV library - Chino Valley Review
Magical Michael Steele brought his magic and yo-yo show to the Chino Valley Library on Oct. 12 for two performances. Steele generated many "oohs and ahhhs!" from the packed house of school-aged children and their parents during the performances sponsored by the Friends of the Chino Valley Library....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-19T13:50:02Z

Rio headliners Penn & Teller split up -- but for how long? - Las Vegas Sun
Magicians Penn & Teller have split up, and their theater at the Rio has gone dark. Before going their separate ways, their last performance there was on Saturday. They’ve pulled the ultimate disappearing act after 35 years of outrageous, innovative and Emmy Award-winning illusions.
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:56:44 GMT

Magicians to help teach children road safety - STV Local
Around 3500 Aberdeenshire school pupils are set to learn road safety skills through a series of magic shows to take place this month...
Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:35:22 GMT

Magician Brushwood returns to amaze Rowan - Whit
Brian Brushwood performed his bizarre magic routine in the Student Center Pit on Friday, Oct. 14 as a part of Rowan After Hours. Brushwood first asked the entire audience, “Would you guys like to see traditional tricks, or some freaky tricks?” The audience responded with one, extremely loud response. He started off with a small biography about himself and showed a video of a little boy learning to do the “traditional” tricks. He then showed another video of tricks he tried to learn as a kid, and called a member of the audience up to assist him. To everyone’s surprise, he then proceeded to stick a metal bar through his un-pierced tongue, grossing out and exciting the entire audience....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-20T00:55:45Z

Casino Theatre in Vandergrift continues to cast its magic spell - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Aedryan Methyus's performance is much more than just a trick. Methyus, a magician who has spellbound audiences worldwide for the past 15 years, will bring his 90-minute, full stage-theater production to the Casino Theatre in Vandergrift for a 7 p.m. show Saturday. "I like to suspend people's disbeliefs, if even for a moment," says Methyus, who lives in Mt. Washington. "I like to bring back that childlike wonder and mystery, when we were growing up and we still believed in Santa Claus and everything had an aura of magic."..
Publ.Date : 2011-10-20T03:26:05Z

Sleights of hand, sleights of mind - The Guardian
The Conjurer, by Hieronymus Bosch, depicts a medieval magician performing for a small crowd, while pickpockets steal the spectators' belongings. The painting, on display at the Musée Municipal in St.-Germain-en-Laye, France, illustrates that magicians have long known how to hack into our mental processes. The principles of magic, refined and perfected over the centuries, provide neuroscientists with new ways to study the brain and could help them in their quest to reveal how the organ performs the greatest trick of all - consciousness itself....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-14T19:25:15Z

People: It’s all in the mind - New Straits Times
Mentalist... magician... Zlwin Chew creates illusions in the minds of his audience, writes SUSHMA VEERA HE places a set of forks on the table. “Eagle brand,” he says. Seeing my bemused look, he adds: “Well... they produce the toughest fork. Not easy to bend.” Zlwin Chew, 22, then starts to shake a fork vigorously, slowly increasing in speed and I can see the last prong of the fork bending downwards. I am not sure if I am shocked or excited but I certainly am curious to see more.
Publ.Date : 2011-10-21T00:25:56Z

The man who made the Taj Mahal disappear
Franz Harary once made the the Taj Mahal disappear for over a minute. It has been his most famous act as an internationally acclaimed magician. When asked how he did it, Harary's answer was: “It was the perfect illusion." Through March, the American illusionist will host his 90-minute, over-the-top, hyper-sensory spectacle at New Delhi's Kingdom of Dreams, in the 840-seater Nautanki Mahal.
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:51:02 -0700

Magician Dynamo visits store to meet fans (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus) - Bradford Telegraph Argus
World famous Bradford magician Dynamo returned to his roots today to promote a DVD of his jaw dropping tricks and illusions. Hundreds of fans queued outside Asda’s Pudsey store in the hope of meeting the star, who earlier this year stunned people across the globe when he walked across the River Thames...
Publ.Date : 2011-10-21T23:56:07Z

Rosander's love of prestidigitation, theater turns into business - Star News Online
These days, Rosander, 29, lives in Wilmington with his wife, Caitlyn, and owns his own magic company. Rosander and his creative team, including Michael's brother, Kenneth, and a good friend, Myke Holmes, among others, perform at parties and other events and host camps where children learn tricks like the magic coloring book. It's a trick Rosander's grandfather taught him when he was 5, and he still has the coloring book his grandfather used in a frame in his office....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-23T04:26:57Z

Tricks and Treats Magic Show coming to Rockland - VillageSoup Belfast
Presto Paul comes to midcoast Maine all the way from Kentucky where he is the 2009 and 2010 winner of the “Close-Up Magician of the Year” award as well as “War of the Wizards” winner 2010. He is known for his blend of baffling magic tricks and hilarious comedy....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-21T14:52:05Z

Bid to save India magician's home - BBC News
Magicians in Bangladesh are up in arms against a decision to demolish the ancestral home of legendary Indian magician PC Sorcar. They have been holding protests demanding that the government protect the house, turn it into a museum and establish a school of magic there.
Publ.Date : Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:58:59 GMT

Udupi: Magicians Shankar Duo Charm Amritsar -
Magician Prof Shankar and Shankar Junior from Udupi performed their Gili Gili Magic in Amritsar (Punjab) between October 15 to October 20. The prestigious show was held at the Tagore Theater of the renowned Khalsa College of Education which resembles Lalith Mahal Palace of Mysore...
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 Oct 2011 07:46:48 GMT


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