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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 2-8, 2012-

Author, Houdini had spirit war - The Post and Courier
Through April, the Karpeles Museum is hosting an exhibit featuring letters, manuscripts and various writings by these two towering figures in early 20th century culture. Among the collection are several sets of notes on seances in Conan Doyle's small, neat handwriting, as well as letters from Houdini -- before he was famous -- literally begging for paying jobs....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-02T05:11:35Z

Magical Ken bows out after 75 years - Shropshire Star
But now after a lifetime of abracadabras, hey prestos and hocus-pocuses semi-professional magician Harry Johnson, 83, from Market Drayton, is hanging up his magic wand. Mr Johnson, who is known as Ken in magic circles, now plans to spend more time with his family.
Publ.Date : 2012-01-02T10:55:11Z

Marco Tempest makes open-source magic for the 21st century -
Magic tricks depend on secrecy. So it might seem counterintuitive that Marco Tempest -- a Swiss-born magician living in New York -- has gone open-source. He reveals his methods, talks to his audiences online and asks for feedback. "If someone has a good idea, I put it in my show and give credit," says Tempest, 46....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-03T17:34:52Z

VIDEO: Abington magician has become one of ‘world’s finest’ - Patriot Ledger
Mickey Silver of Abington had little else to do but wander Binion’s Gambling Hall one day in 2006... Soon, a crowd began to form, and Silver was on fire. Poker chips and silver coins fell from his ears, mouth and eyes. He made them pass through people’s hands and reappear in their pockets. ...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-03T12:55:41Z

Nothing up my sleeve - Meridian Booster
A man of magic, mystery and illusions will take over the stage at the Vic Juba Community theatre next week in an interactive show sure to have audience members paying very close attention. Sheldon Casavant will perform in Lloydminster on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-03T20:12:21Z

Mentalist Doug Kevilus Messing With Minds in Mendocino - YAHOO!
Corporate Magician and Mentalist - Doug Kevilus, and special guest Michael Peterson, will present two special benefit performances for the Mendocino Theatre Company. These performances would be held on Saturday, January 14th at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, January 15th at 2.00 PM....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-03T08:09:22Z

Don't Miss: The Magicians, back on BBC for series 2 on Saturday! - Unreality TV
The BBC’s hugely popular The Magicians returns to our screens this Saturday, January 7th at 6:35pm, and it promises to be “an astonishing line-up of magicians who train their celebrity assistants through a range of seemingly impossible tricks.” Series two will consist of a whopping six episodes, each 75 minutes long, and will be transmitted lived from the BBC’s studios...
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:49:01 GMT

Father-son magician moves court, seeks status of art for magic - New Kerala
A father-son magician duo have filed a petition in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, seeking the status of ‘art’ to magic and including magic lessons in school curriculum....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-04T17:26:31Z

Celebrity Apprentice’ Goes Higher Profile as NBC Bets Heavy on Reality TV - New York Times Blogs
The cast was announced on Wednesday by the show’s host, Donald Trump and most noticeable was the number of comedians among the 18-person cast. Four will be comics, including Penn Jillette (also a magician, of course), Arsenio Hall, Adam Carolla, and Lisa Lampanelli...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-04T19:28:13Z

Magician hopes China likes talent - Las Vegas Review Journal
Nathan Burton owes much of his longevity to TV exposure on "America's Got Talent." Now, he hopes to open new trade routes as a guest star on "China's Got Talent." The magician will take a break from the Flamingo Las Vegas Jan. 17-21 to perform on China's version of the talent show, which is watched by an estimated 80 million people....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-05T09:54:22Z

Casino Scene: A weekly roundup of casino headliners - Atlantic City Press
A comedic night of magic is what one can expect from Kozak the Magician, who performs at the Tropicana Casino and Resort's Comedy Stop for an extended engagement. "Magic is a blend of art, science, history, philosophy, theology and psychology," says Kozak on his official website....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-05T04:46:33Z

Boonton man's medicine show is on the road again -
A magician’s greatest ally is misdirection, which makes a magician the perfect candidate to rekindle the mystique of the medicine shows of yester-century. Longtime New Jersey native, Boonton resident, and magician, Albert Callus, 77, has decided to do just that with his own medicine show that he’s revisiting 47 years after first performing it....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-06T07:51:29Z

Magician on the Move - The Mountain
The High Country’s premier magician, Sammy “Magic’s Royal Duke” Cortino, is getting ready for the big time. After spending several years based in western North Carolina, Cortino and his “leading lady,” Lyndsay Thomas, will take their unique show of illusions and mystery on the road, both in the United States and overseas....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-05T14:40:42Z

Hugh Jackman plans Broadway return as Houdini in 2013-14, with Aaron Sorkin attached to write story - New York Daily News
Producers David Rockwell and Scott Sanders announced today that the show will arrive on Broadway during the 2013-14 season. "I have been deeply fascinated by the life of Harry Houdini since I was young, and in many ways I've been preparing for this role my whole life," Jackman said in a statement. "I am thrilled to be collaborating with this collection of artists who are all at the top of their game."
Publ.Date : 2012-01-04T20:39:48Z

Magician performance challenges senses
Craig Karges is no ordinary man, making tables float and metals bend as he delves into his viewers minds during a performance, and he’s preparing to do more of the same Saturday night here in Okinawa.
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:50:37 -0800

Magicians appear on the Strand for annual convention - Myrtle Beach Sun News
Magic has opened up a whole world for Jade and stamped her passport from locations across the globe. Speaking last month from home in San Francisco, the magician said falling into a career of performing magic has yielded multiple rewards, from entertaining the royal family of Monaco, to delving for a deeper connection to her Chinese heritage, to overcoming her bashful side.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Jan 2012 06:12:21 GMT

Christian magician's show presents truth and illusion
Magician Brett Myers deals in illusions. On stage, he makes people and things appear and disappear, saws his fiancee in half, makes inanimate objects seem to move by themselves. But he’s an entertainer with a message for his audience....
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:05:56 -0800

Singapore magicians set mind-reading record - Channel News Asia
Two local magicians have set a Singapore and possibly a world record for reading the minds of 100 people in one sitting. J C Sum and Ning, also known as Magic Babe, performed the psychological feat in just under an hour. Hours before the show, the illusionists were completely isolated from their participants. And there was anticipation in the air. A mind-reading stunt on this scale has never been attempted before and the questions on everyone's minds are 'what the magicians are going to do', and 'how are they going to do it'."
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Jan 2012 14:55:36 GMT

Roy Horn's recovery therapy progress; Criss Angel warns of scam - Las Vegas Sun
Shortly before Christmas, I reported that injured illusionist Roy Horn had purchased two horses for magic partner Siegfried Fischbacher and him so that they could ride together and help in his recovery therapy. I am now delighted to report that Roy has accomplished his goal of being able to ride for an hour each day....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-07T06:24:24Z

No trick to magician's anti-drug message - The Daily News Online
A magician whose childhood was shaped by misuse of alcohol will share his story with students at Oakfield-Alabama Middle School on Tuesday morning. The man who prefers to be known only as ''Karvell the Magician'' will present a program called ''No Magic in Drugs,'' a program he developed 20 years ago and has been presenting to young school children ever since....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-07T04:01:14Z

Abracadabra! Magic is full-time gig for Fairview Heights man - News-Democrat
Don't take your eyes off Matthew Hampel. If you do, you'll miss the magic. Even if you watch closely, you won't be able to figure out how two red balls become three in the palm of your hand... Magic is a full-time job for the 29-year-old. He and his wife, Kim, live in Fairview Heights with their 6-month-old son, Levi. Matthew performs at comedy clubs, corporate events, private parties, weddings and has created nine DVDs on learning magic.
Publ.Date : 2012-01-08T07:34:48Z

Women seldom wave magic wand - The Australian
Seven international magicians have been assembled for The Illusionists, a large-scale magic show that will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday. They include mind-reader Philip Escoffey, former America's Got Talent contestant Dan Sperry, escapologist Andrew Basso and illusionist Brett Daniels. But it does not feature women.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Jan 2012 13:26:45 GMT

Book Review: Magi Theology, the Essence of Illusion - Catholic Online
David Russell tells us in the introduction to his book that he has been interested in magic - properly understood as illusion or "slight of hand" and NOT what is too often associated with the occult - as far back as he can remember. He recalls finding a book on magic tricks in the school library when he was about seven years old....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-08T04:00:03Z


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