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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 28-December 04, 2011-

Legendary magician Paul Daniels comes to Epsom this Christmas - Elmbridge Guardian
Legendary magician, Paul Daniels, will be lending a helping hand to Santa Claus this Christmas. Paul Daniels, known for his illusions, is set to join the creative team behind the magic for the stage production of Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure. Mr Daniels will help create illusions for the stage show, which will run at the Epsom Playhouse from December 7 to 13, combining a live interactive Christmas show with a traditional ‘grotto’ experience.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:20:44 GMT

Abracadabra! Story of part-time magician, full-time Airman - AF.mil
Master Sgt. Perry Woods, the 437th Airlift Wing programs manager here, is a 22-year Air Force veteran. In his spare time he volunteers by performing magic to under-privileged and disabled children. On stage, Woods is known as Perry Don. His large black suitcase is full of live animals and props to enhance his show. He has perfected his magic act since he was about 9 years old. "I thought magic was something spectacular to see," Woods said. "At the same time, I was fascinated with what made it happen. I was interested, but there were very few avenues to explore the area of magic."...
Publ.Date : 2011-12-01T22:10:13Z

Street performer eyes bayside park as venue - Delaware Wave
Popular Boardwalk magician George Gilbert is taking initiative to begin a new street performer tradition in Ocean City. It's not involved in a lawsuit, and will likely avoid blowback from town officials -- two pluses that buskers lately haven't been used to. It could even help alleviate some of the tension that has built up through the year among performers, town officials and a selection of Boardwalk merchants....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-01T07:36:55Z

Comedy magician Ian Keable at Abbey Theatre, St Albans
ACCOUNTANT turned comedy magician Ian Keable returns to the Abbey Theatre in St Albans at 8pm next Saturday, December 3. Ian combines magic and comedy in a show where he aims to make the laughs as memorable as the tricks – a skill that has been recognised by the award of British Magical Champion of Comedy.
Publ.Date : Sun, 27 Nov 2011 02:22:32 -0800

Blindfolded appeal for protection
Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, Magician Jovan Madhumala embarked on a blindfolded motorcycle ride across Kottayam town demanding quick action in the Mullaperiyar dam issue....
Publ.Date : Sat, 03 Dec 2011 07:10:39 -0800

The power of magic - Chicago Tribune
The trick is, as always, on us. That's the way Trent Rivas wants it, the way all magicians do: a sleight of hand, an illusion, the belief that what you see can't be possible. About six years ago, Rivas began pulling off a trick that continues to amaze. He discovered magic, and it transformed him. It unlocked a part of his brain — a brain badly damaged at birth — and brought to life emotions and dexterity his awe-struck parents thought they'd never see....
Publ.Date : Sat, 03 Dec 2011 00:48:25 GMT

Magic leap for 'Nutcracker'
A friend put Weiss in touch with Rick Thomas, whose magic act in Las Vegas is famous for its startling disappearances of tigers and motorcycles. Thomas, who has dance in his background (he and his sister were national junior ballroom champions), was intrigued by the offer to work on a ballet. "I haven't ever been involved with a production in which the magic was not the whole show, but with my background, I said 'absolutely!' " Thomas said. Weiss and Thomas were both of the same mind about the scale of the new effects. "We didn't want it to be, 'here's the story, but now we're going to stop for a big illusion,'" Thomas said. The pair agreed that the effects should fit into the story's Victorian time period, especially in the Christmas party sequence. The results, according to Thomas, include every major form of magic, with objects and people appearing, disappearing, floating or flying.
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:53:52 -0800

Den of illusion - Former Watertown magician hides trove of memorabilia in plain sight - The Boston Globe
For 40 years, Ray Goulet was the master of card tricks and illusions, performing at the White House and for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But since he retired 20 years ago, Goulet, 81, has devoted himself to his Magic Art Studio, a brick building at 137 Spring St. in Watertown that houses a public museum and shop, as well as a theater and meeting place for local magicians. Goulet stood in his shop, surrounded by items accumulated during his long magic career....
Publ.Date : Sun, 04 Dec 2011 13:30:19 -0800

 

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