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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 5-11, 2011-

Magician eyes Danville theater; purchase not yet final - WSLS.com
While the building has not been purchased yet, magician Wayne Alan said Monday he will be buying the North Theatre in Danville. Alan said he plans on moving from Maryland to the region and bringing the historic theater back to life....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-04T23:54:02Z

Suspension of Disbelief: magicians' friends targeted by new phishing scam - Ars Technica
Last week, friends of Kyle and Kelly Peron got a disturbing email that appeared to be from the couple, a husband-and-wife magic act. It told of trouble overseas, claiming that the two had been mugged while vacationing briefly in the Phillipines.
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:33:42 GMT

Card trick worked magic on once-wayward teen - Las Vegas Review Journal
Greg Devereaux first became interested in magic as a teenager. He and his buddies would sneak out of their houses at night to hang out, not to steal cars, per se, but move them down the street....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-06T08:06:47Z

Abracadabra! Story of part-time magician, full-time master sergeant - DVIDS
When the magician isn't making doves disappear and other magical acts, he is lacing his boots as an active-duty service member in the U.S. Air Force. Master Sgt. Perry Woods, 437th Airlift Wing programs manager at Joint Base Charleston, 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 been perfecting his magic act since he was a boy....
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:15:27 GMT

Nightlife industry, Criss Angel get in charitable spirit with holiday toy drive - Las Vegas Sun
Illusionist Criss Angel from Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor is just one of the Strip celebrities duplicating their gift giving again this year. Tomorrow, nearly 100 employees of XS and Tryst at the Wynn donate a portion of their earnings and will buy more than $100,000 in gifts at Wal-Mart....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-07T09:31:29Z

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Pyschopath!, Leicester Square Theatre, London (3/5)
While connotations and context are key, Jerry Sadowitz, currently “enjoying” his first national tour since he started out a quarter of a century ago, is an ever-present reminder that persona is also a part of the offence equation. Compared to the crazed and scattergun Sadowitz, more economical and slick comedians such as Frankie Boyle and Jimmy Carr can seem cold, at least to those who are unconvinced they carry jokes with no intent other than wordplay.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Dec 2011 02:54:52 -0800

Miami Magician Dylan Ace Talks About the Devil and Friends with Unreasonably High Expectations - Miami New Times Blogs
​Born in Miami to Cuban American parents in 1981, illusionist Dylan Ace is a natural performer who became fascinated with magic at the age of six after watching David Copperfield. Two years later he met his mentor, Ricardo Fantasio, and started performing acts of his own....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-09T15:55:40Z

Feature story: Modern-day magician - Palo Alto Online
Stage magician David Gerard strives for a particular kind of silence from his audiences, composed of "the moments of pure astonishment, like when you're a kid again." The fleeting instants are "a lifelong challenge to achieve," he says. "I may have one of those in my shows."...
Publ.Date : 2011-12-09T17:57:21Z

Augmented Reality: Helen Papagiannis, Celebrating Georges Méliès, “Patron Saint Of Augmented Reality” - Wired News
“Today, on what would have been Méliès’ 150th Birthday, (((really, no kidding Helen, wow etc))) I crown George Méliès the patron saint of Augmented Reality (AR). I often reference Méliès in my AR exhibits, articles and public talks, emphasizing the importance of such creative adventurers today to help guide AR’s fantastic future...
Publ.Date : 2011-12-09T09:14:48Z

In Business: Magician/illusionist joins talent roster - St. Cloud Times
Jared Sherlock, comic magician and illusionist, recently joined the talent roster of G.L. Berg Entertainment, Performing Artists and Speakers. Sherlock graduated with honors in theater entrepreneurship from St. John’s University....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-10T07:04:46Z

Criss Angel Motorcycles on Auction Block - Motorcycle USA
A series of motorcycles from The Criss Angel MINDFREAK Collection will bring a touch of magic to the auction stage at Auctions America by RM’s debut Las Vegas sale, Jan. 12 – 14, 2012, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-09T22:15:03Z

Pick a Card, Any Card
These findings are among the many fascinating results explored in "Magical Mathematics," a dazzling tour of math-based magic tricks. The authors, Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham, are distinguished mathematicians with high-powered academic pedigrees. Both are also accomplished magicians who have taught courses on mathematical magic at Harvard and Stanford.
Publ.Date : 2011-12-10 T00:00:00Z

Tuckahoe inventor burned severely in electrical fire that destroys home
David Derrick Verner, a 79-year-old inventor and son of the famous magician Dai Vernon, remained in serious condition in the burn unit of Jacobi Medical Center Friday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Verner suffered severe burns to his arms and smoke inhalation and had to be rescued from a porch by police after a fire engulfed his home in the middle of the night, police and fire officials said.
Publ.Date : 2011-12-10 T00:00:00Z

 

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