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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 9-15, 2012-

TV Magician Paul Daniels Nearly Loses Fingers In Power Saw Accident - Entertainmentwise
Pint-sized magician Paul Daniels - used to sawing wife Debbie McGee in half as part of his magic act - found himself at the wrong end of the saw on New Year's Day. Paul was injured as he lost control of his power saw, after attempting DIY repairs around his family home in Berkshire..
Publ.Date : 2012-01-09T13:53:00Z

Indian magicians seek ruling on magic 'art' - BBC News
A father and son conjuring act from the Indian city of Pune have asked the Bombay High Court to rule on whether magic can be classed as an art form. Vijay and Jitendre Bhopale turned to the high court after failing to get a satisfactory response on the issue from the Maharashtra state government. The pair say defining magic as art will force the state to provide funds and dispel superstitions about it.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:15:52 GMT

Upland Chronicles: Magician, escape artist Charles Fine remembered Caption - Mountain Press
While recovering from influenza, young Charles Fine read an ad in a magazine: “Learn to be a Magician.” Intrigued, he wrote to the world’s most famous magician, Harry Houdini, expressing his interest in magic escapes. The Great Houdini answered the letter and included two pictures along with information and words of encouragement...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-09T05:39:05Z

Tredegar teacher to become TV magician (From South Wales Argus) - South Wales Argus
FOR years this Coleg Gwent music teacher has wanted to follow in the footsteps of magician Derren Brown. Now James Went has been snapped up by the talent agency that looks after the star, and is set to appear in a new magic show on national TV...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-09T10:11:06Z

Magician buys partially collapsed Danville theater -
A magician from Maryland bought the North Theatre and is closing on the deal later this week. Restoration has already started after the facade of an adjoining building collapsed. Despite all the renovations still needed, the owner says the place is no short of magical. He expects to have shows monthly from illusionists, and concerts from local and national musicians...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-10T01:34:31Z

WHS to Screen Magician Movie Starring Alum -
Wheeling High School will present a showing of the movie, "Make Believe, The Battle to Become The World’s Best Teen Magician," at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the school theater. The film stars Bill Cook, WHS alum (Class of 2007) and professional magician...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:46:51 GMT

Crazy stupid stunt! Steve Carell hangs above Las Vegas Strip in plastic cage for magician movie role - Daily Mail
It looks like Steve Carell is trying to make David Copperfield jealous. For the Crazy, Stupid, Love star was spotted standing in a giant perspex plastic box as he hovered over the heads of surprised holidaymakers in Las Vegas today. The comedy favourite was filming a scene for hotly-tipped 2013 comedy Burt Wonderstone, in which he stars as a fading Sin City magician who is overshadowed by a hot new act....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-11T01:40:29Z

The stars of 'Burt Wonderstone' pay a visit to a real-life magician David ... - On Location Vacations
The stars of the upcoming comedy about rival magicians, Burt Wonderstone, did their homework last night when they paid a visit to real-life magician David Copperfield’s Vegas Show. Copperfield tweeted the above photo late last night with the caption, “A lot of star power in the audience tonight! How many can you name?” Of course, the celebrities in the photo are James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, Steve Carell, and Steve Buscemi. All four stars are in Las Vegas to shoot scenes for Wonderstone before the shoot moves to Los Angeles next week. The only cast member missing in the photo is Jim Carrey, who plays Carell’s nemesis.
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Jan 2012 01:24:03 GMT

Gates Mills library hosts event with magician Rick Smith, Jr. - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Discover the wonder of magic with nationally renowned magician and illusionist Rick Smith, Jr. Smith has appeared on "Ripley's Believe It or Not," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "America's Got Talent." He also holds a Guinness World Record....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-11T13:57:47Z

Young magicians conjure up roles on new CBBC television series - Isle of Man Today
The programme to be shown on CBBC is called Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic and will feature Chris Corlett from St John’s, a year nine pupil from QEII school in Peel, Nathan Hill from Castletown, who is a year eight pupil at Castle Rushen school, and Thomas Clague from Glen Vine, who is in year eight at QEII. All three are members of Young Magicians of Mann and got involved after their club was contacted in the summer by programme makers Objective Productions. The company asked members to submit short video clips of them performing their favourite magic tricks...
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:12:56 GMT

The Great Magician - Chicago Tribune
Too many potions muddle the alchemy in "The Great Magician," a picaresque romance set around the rivalry between a warlord and a conjurer in 1920s China. Absent the psychological tension, technical showmanship and stylistic sleight-of-hand of "The Prestige," this yarn from Hong Kong writer-helmer Derek Yee is unable to harmonize a mix of political intrigue and vaudevillian humor, while an excess of magic acts keeps the sterling cast too physically busy to breathe feeling into their roles...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-12T07:37:13Z

Magician Mitch Williams plans special magic show at Galesburg establishment - Canton Daily Ledger
Canton resident and international award winning sleight of hand artist Mitch Williams will perform tableside on Jan. 21 at the Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar. Williams says that for the past year, Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar in Galesburg has offered him the opportunity to perform tableside, giving his audience a close up look at magic. This performance is in celebration of that anniversary of performances. Williams plans to present "The ART of Magic!" - a dynamic, mind bending, theatrical evening of mystery and fun....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-12T20:15:59Z

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - TLC's DAVID BLAINE:WHAT IS MAGIC? Airing 1/26 - Broadway World
On TLC's upcoming special, viewers will see NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning get fooled by the great magician David Blaine. David Blaine: WHAT IS MAGIC? premieres on TLC on January 26 at 10/9c...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-12T17:59:59Z

Steve Carell Channels Siegfried And Roy for "Burt Wonderstone"
Steve Carell is channeling his inner Siegfried and Roy for his new role as Burt Wonderstone in the new movie with the same name. The world got its first glimpse of Carell donning his magician’s wig today and its… fantastic...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:44 -0800

Tributes paid to young Bangor chorister and magician - Daily Post North Wales
Cho Coppock-Whittle, 22, a chorister with Bangor Cathedral and a talented magician, died earlier this month at home surrounded by his family and friends. They described Cho as one of the best close-up card magicians around. "He did street magic on Bangor high street and in Chamonix France and London and wowed everyone with his own made up tricks...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:30:01 GMT

Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 12‎ - D Magazine
Fast forward, and Blaine is here. Tonight. At the Winspear Opera House. To talk about his feats of derring-do. I don’t feel strongly about his tricks one way or the other, but I am fascinated by ginormous egos (plenty of writers have them, too, didn’t you know?) He’ll perform some of his street magic, plus chat with Rob McCollum, former host of WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas.” There will be an opportunity to ask questions, too, should you have any...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Want to Know How David Blaine Does That Stuff? (Don't Hold Your Breath) - Dallas Observer (blog)
If there really were such a thing as magical power, wouldn't it be a waste to use it on card tricks? Or trying to break the record for consecutive minutes not breathing without dying? But that is what magician, illusionist and "endurance artist" David ...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-13T14:24:03Z

CONJUROR ON THE RIVER KWAI: How Britain's oldest magician performed his greatest trick - surviving as a Japanese PoW - Daily Mail
So to have a brand-new memoir from a man who endured the atrocities of the infamous Burma ‘Death Railway’ feels almost like an illusion - rather like the conjuring tricks which, as this astonishing book shows, diverted the Japanese and helped keep Fergus Anckorn alive... Yet what saved him was his sleight of hand. As a boy, growing up, carefree, in a close-knit family in Kent, he endlessly practised conjuring tricks until, at 18, he was elected the youngest member of the Magic Circle (He is the oldest practising member today).
Publ.Date : 2012-01-13T14:24:03Z

David Hasselhoff Interview:'Failure Usually Works For Me' - Huffington Post UK
It seems he's more at home with his latest venture, into magic. He is the guest on this Saturday's The Magicians, assisting world champion Jason Latimer with a trick "of epic proportions", and it seems this has inspired him further: "(Las Vegas legends) Siegfried and Roy gave me my first platinum record on a German TV show years ago, and I became good friends with them, always trying to figure out their illusions. I'm going on tour with my own show from late Feb and March, and wanted to put an illusion in the show. So when I got this call to assist Jason Latimer, I told him I was on board if he would help me, and that was the deal.
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:33:35 GMT

Magician turns trash into artistic treasure - Herald & Review
Before Steve Trash was a "rockin' eco hero and kid comedian," he was just a humble, run-of-the-mill street garbage magician, turning found objects laying by the roadside into illusions that would dazzle passers-by...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-13T01:02:19Z

Oroville magician creates a world of wonder - Oroville Mercury-Register
In a time when people can't find a job digging a ditch, an Oroville man is pursuing a career of transporting people into a world of wonder with magic and illusion. Carlos Sawyer, 32, decided to become a magician in high school after a friend awed him with a magic trick...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-14T04:57:21Z

Magician, martial arts master, dad: Park Rapids comedian Nick Bretz finds satisfaction in unique mix of jobs - Park Rapids Enterprise
Nick Bretz holds a one-of-a kind résumé. Imaginick’s role as magician and comic calls for quick wit, while manipulating reality. Tae Kwon Do instructor Master Nick employs adept physical discipline to engage students in martial arts....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-14T20:06:28Z

Actor keeps focus as Vegas magician - Las Vegas Review Journal
Steve Carell had his poker face on during filming of "Burt Wonderstone" in Las Vegas last week. Movie extras say Carell, who plays "Wonderstone," an arrogant magician, seldom broke character off camera...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-15T10:03:59Z


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