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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 12-18, 2011-
Vinny Grasso persenting award to Meir YedidMeir Yedid receiving a Presidential Citation for his contributions to magic from Society Of American Magicians' National President Vinny Grasso. The surprise presentation took place on December 16 at the Rouclere-Zarrow annual holiday party in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. (12/17/2011: A MagicTimes photo).

The Magic Touch as Seen on Screens - Wall Street Journal
"Movie magic" is one of the oldest clichés in the hawker's handbook, but an exhibition opening Saturday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, "Magicians on Screen," shows the deep connection between the two.
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Dec 2011 01:55:57 GMT

Student magician reveals the secrets to success - Globe and Mail
Since he was 10 years old, Remi Boudreau dreamed of becoming a magician. Now at 22, the full-time student at Université de Moncton is not only running a successful magic company, but has also been named a 2011 Student Entrepreneur New Brunswick Champion by Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) and CIBC...
Publ.Date : 2011-12-13T16:26:43Z

Brad Garrett In Talks for BURT WONDERSTONE; Mark Moses Joins Season 2 of THE ... -
Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) is in talks to join the comedy Burt Wonderstone, which tells the story rival magicians in Las Vegas. Steve Carell stars as a more traditional magician who is upstaged by a hip, dangerous illusionist played by Jim Carrey. The impressive cast also features James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, and S teve Buscemi. According to THR, Garrett will play Carrell’s accountant, at least until the magician fires him.
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:35:58 GMT

Illusionist appears down under
Forget bunnies drawn from hats and attractive women being sawn in half, the job of the illusionist is far from that of the magician. Paul Kieve makes the seemingly impossible look possible, but don't mistake his work for a magician's. Mr Kieve says an illusionist is something very different.
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Dec 2011 02:24:25 -0800

Pulling Oohs and Aahs Out of Thin Air - New York Times Blogs
Xavier the Magician does not think rabbits are exciting. “I want people to go ooh and aah,” he said. “Maybe when I was in fifth grade a rabbit was exciting. I did go aah for a rabbit once.” Xavier — born Ernest Gutpon — was a 10-year-old in Brooklyn when a magician performed at his school in 1964. He stood on stage, before a picture of a rabbit. The magician rolled up the picture, and when he released it, a real rabbit appeared....
Publ.Date : 2011-12-17T06:49:18Z

Prime Minister, President urged to honour magician Shankar with Padma Sri - New Kerala
Aadharshila, an organisation of writers, journalists and artists, has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to recognise contribution of renowned magician Shankar with a Padma Shri...
Publ.Date : 2011-12-17T06:49:18Z

Chilliwack Magician Damien Carriere appearing in the Nutcracker
Damien Carriere will be dazzling audiences as Dr. Drosselmeyer the magician -- thoroughly believable in the role since he performs all over the world as a magician, illusionist and actor.
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:35:55 -0800


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