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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 7-13, 2011-

Strip performer began honing blend of magic and gymnastics as child - Las Vegas Review-Journal
From a magic-loving kid in California to a former University of Nevada, Las Vegas student who's seen his dreams come true, Seth Grabel has come a long way. Grabel, a professional magician and Henderson resident who appeared on the sixth season of "America's Got Talent," performs during select weekend evenings in the House of Blues Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay...
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:27:57 GMT

A Table Magician is the Perfect Gift for Tamara Ecclestone, the Girl Who Has Everything
London close up magician Noel Qualter was recently hired to entertain at the prestigious birthday party of billionairess Tamara Ecclestone. The party was especially important as it was being filmed for her new reality show Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$ Girl (Channel 5)....
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:18:27 -0800

Magician to appear at library
Old-school magician Bob Durante wants to make sure the new-schoolers don’t miss a trick. Durante, 56, teaches tricks each month at the Brook Park branch library. He does so as an effort by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. “They are trying worldwide to promote teaching magic to youngsters so they can take it up as a hobby,” Durante said...
Publ.Date : Sun, 06 Nov 2011 03:45:01 -0800

Magicians Walking Across United States Finally Make it to New York City - SF Weekly (blog)
"We called all the news people and did everything we could, but when we arrived, it was cold and raining and nobody there -- no news, no family, just the three of us," said Edwin Bond, who is now living with family in Maryland. "It was disappointing, but we made it all the way to New York on our own -- so I felt excitement punctuated with anger and disappointment." But Bond shook it off quickly, remembering the entire purpose of the trip was not to become famous, but rather to prove he could do something as utterly crazy as walk the nation. He and his buddies, including Michael Nelsen of Napa, and Bulla Lepen, decided to make this journey to inspire people to take extreme risks....
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:20:20 GMT

Abracadabra! Dutch court fines magician over act - AP
A magician has been fined €12,205 ($16,725) by a Dutch court for putting a rival's trick up his sleeve and trying to pass it off as his own. Hans Klok was sued for copyright infringement over a routine in which he fights with a stubborn butler, first apparently reaching through his body to grab a glass of water off a tray, then smacking off his head momentarily....
Publ.Date : 2011-11-09T16:16:56Z

Interview with RJ Cantu - The Celebrity
RJ Cantu: I was actually 8-years-old…it’s a crazy story, my aunt bought me this magic set for Christmas and I was like ‘Magic? Why magic? Seriously?’ But it wasn’t until I did my first trick on my grandmother and she was like, ‘How’d you do that?!’ that I got hooked on it. I started going to libraries and magic shops and later became, like, the local magician in our hometown and it just kind of took off from there. Once I did that, I just kind of got hooked on the art and I figured there’s so many levels to magic, to misdirection, to timing, and coming up with your own shows.
Publ.Date : 2011-11-09T14:51:02Z

Believe in Criss Angel and Reserve at Twist for Magic Show Evening on the Las Vegas Strip - CNN
Experience the ethereal magic of Criss Angel, who has recently added 30 new illusions to the ongoing show at the Luxor. A trip to the Mandarin Oriental afterwards is in order, as the ambience and cuisine highlight the surrealist tones of Believe....
Publ.Date : 2011-11-08T21:04:27Z

Magician Jackson Rayne performs free show Monday
Magician, escape artist and Willamette University alum Jackson Rayne will return to his alma mater on Monday, Nov. 14 for a free show. Rayne lives and performs in Las Vegas; in 2009, he broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest escape from a strait jacket.
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:42:38 -0800

Magician David Ranalli hosting special event next weekend - The Southern
David Ranalli will be hosting a special event next weekend as his swansong performance in Southern Illinois. Ranalli, an SIU Carbondale student, presents "An Evening of Close-Up Miracles"...
Publ.Date : 2011-11-10T19:29:01Z

Science teacher's showbiz starts at home - Green Bay Press-Gazette
When Jim Lenz performed by invitation on the other side of the world at the 2011 International Science Festival in Singapore, he put on shows as either a magician or science entertainer....
Publ.Date : 2011-11-12T17:03:29Z


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