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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 16-22, 2012-

Jim Carrey Is Long-Haired Street Magician on 'Burt Wonderstone' Set - AceShowbiz
Jim Carrey has been snapped channeling his inner street magician on the set of his upcoming film "Burt Wonderstone". Rocking long blond hair and tattoos as well as a ragged jacket, the comedian was photographed filming a scene at Freemont Street in Las Vegas on Friday, January 13....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-16T08:51:13Z

Magical illusions will delight all ages in Ormond Beach - Examiner
David DaVinci is a world-class illusionist and award winning magic entertainer. He's appeared on television specials such as Masters of Magic, Magic Planet, Northwest Profiles and OTV in Shanghai, China. He's entertained audiences aboard many cruise ships where he was the headliner on the Disney Princess, and performing on the Norwegian and Holland America Cruise Lines.
Publ.Date : 2012-01-16T22:41:34Z

Hickory magician's skill is no illusion - Hickory Daily Record
Sammy Cortino is preparing for the biggest show of his life, the beginning of a tour he hopes will vault him to stardom. The Hickory illusionist already is well on the way. Only 22, his membership in the International Brotherhood of Magicians was endorsed by Lance Burton and the team of Seigfried and Roy – well-known in the mysterious and entertaining world of illusion....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-16T16:00:42Z

Bjorn the Magician Magic Show - Patch
Come see the magic with Bjorn the magician! Bjorn the Magician is a zany and witty Childrens Entertainer who will amaze the kids and their parents with his delightful magic tricks, whacky stories, and colorful balloon creations. Bjorn knows the kids are the real stars of... his childrens magic shows....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-16T15:24:55Z

VIDEO: Rooney left reeling by another card trick... but this time it's Dynamo Magician - Daily Mail
Wayne Rooney has a problem with card tricks; he said as much on Monday night when he hit out at Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini for brandishing an imaginary red during the Premier League match at the DW Stadium. So when Dynamo Magician recently paid the United striker a visit at Manor House stables - where the star recently bought a horse - near his Cheshire home, Rooney looked more than a little shaken....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-17T14:47:56Z

Rent David Copperfield's Magical Private Island For $37,000 A Day! - Radar
The most famous magician in the world, David Copperfield, is the proud owner of a lush tropical island in the Bahamas, Musha Cay and The Islands of Copperfield, and he is willing to share it with the world as a vacation rental – if you can afford the staggeringly expensive daily rate, which starts at $37,000 a day!...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-19T00:05:06Z

'Can't' not part of this magician's vocabulary - Abc Local Web
Slight of hand helps magicians make audiences believe what they are seeing is real. A young Chicago area magician with disabilities is able to do just that. Trent Rivas, 22, loves performing magic tricks. "I started doing magic since I was 16 years old and now I've been doing it for like six years and how most people ask me 'What got you into magic?' and I say I would like to know that myself because I don't even know what got me into magic," Rivas said. Rivas was born with 85 percent brain damage from a stroke. He also has OCD. His dad, Omar, says his son has achieved more than expected...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-19T17:51:41Z

Entertainer mixes magic and academics - Yale Daily News
Magician Paul Draper wowed a crowd of more than 60 students and faculty as he seemingly bent a spoon with his mind, made coins disappear and identified objects with his eyes closed. Draper, the house magician at the Venetian Las Vegas Hotel, invited audience members to participate in all of his tricks at a Pierson College Master’s Tea Wednesday evening. Having earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology, Draper said he hones his skills by observing people and their tendencies...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-19T07:00:17Z

Renowned magician duo comes to Massey Theatre Feb. 11
Husband and wife magician duo Trevor and Lorena Watters will bring their internationally acclaimed magic show to Massey Theatre on Feb. 11 as part of Ypres Charitable Society’s fundraising efforts. Trevor and Lorena have been performing for over a decade and have won 20 international awards for comedy magic along the way. The duo first met while studying theatre at Douglas College.
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:01:44 -0800

Another award for Maple Ridge magician - Maple Ridge News
Maple Ridge magician Steve Dickson has walked away with an award from the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. Dickson won the The Society of American Magicians’ Carl Hemeon Award of Excellence at gala dinner on Friday, Jan. 13, which, contrary to superstition, turned out to be a good day for him....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-19T18:20:19Z

ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Magician turns trash into artistic treasure - Chicago Tribune
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 : 2012-01-17T10:15:55Z

Magician Paul Daniels slices off a finger but it wasn't a trick - JOE
After he was examined and cleaned up, Daniels was left with the top of his ring finger on his left hand missing, plus some damage to his forefinger and his little finger too. But fans out there shouldn’t worry as he is already thinking about how he can still perform his show.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:57:31 GMT

Bill Blagg brings his magic to Landis Theater -
Magician Bill Blagg — in the middle of a home remodel — wishes he could make his living room carpet disappear. “It was just installed, and it’s not the right color,” he said in a phone interview....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-20T16:10:17Z

Absurdist Magicians Take To Arena Stage With 'Elephant Room' (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post
Magic shows tend to evoke images of sequined jumpsuits and rabbits in hats, but that's not exactly the sort of thing magicians (or, as they prefer, semi-pro conjurors) Daryl Hannah, Louie Magic and Dennis Diamond are into. The zany bunch are showing off their special brand of magic Jan. 20 through Feb. 26 at Arena Stage with their stage production, "Elephant Room."
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:48:12 GMT

Magicians come to New Lenox for fundraiser - Chicago Sun-Times
Kevin Spencer, who with his wife Cindy is bringing “Theatre of Illusion” to New Lenox Jan. 27, is going to change that. “One of the things we are featuring this year is a re-creation of Harry Houdini’s walking through a brick wall,” he said. “In 1914, Houdini walked through a solid brick wall on the stages of Broadway. He did it for only a few months, and then he stopped. Lots of speculation about why he may have stopped, but nobody knows for sure.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:28:58 GMT

One in a Million: The Magician - Ottawa Citizen
In his signature trick, Ottawa magician Chris Pilsworth starts with a cactus and a balloon, and ends up with the cactus inside the balloon. Its genesis occurred when he saw a photograph of comedian Steve Martin in Esquire magazine. In the photo, Martin held a balloon on one arm and a cactus on the other, and Pilsworth thought, “What if?” “It always starts with ‘what if?’” says the 48-year-old Pilsworth. “I thought, ‘What if I could put the cactus in the balloon?’”
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:38:48 GMT

World-famous Corporate Magician Rick Smith Jr. to Appear on ABC’s Hit Show “Shark Tank” - YAHOO!
Magician and Guinness World Records holder Rick Smith Jr. will appear January 27th on ABC's hit series "Shark Tank" - where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas for investment dollars...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-21T08:09:29Z

Magician Paul Daniels cuts off finger with circular saw - The Guardian
The magician Paul Daniels has told how he accidentally sliced off a finger with a circular saw while making props for his stage show. The television personality said he was working in his garden shed on New Year's Day when a block of wood was thrown up and his hand went into the spinning blade. Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "The saw went right through my first finger, missed my middle one almost completely and took the top of my third one. "How it missed the second finger is a trick in itself. The top of the third finger is all ground up and gone."...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-21T11:29:55Z

Beloved British magician PAUL DANIELS has accidentally cut off two of his fingers while using a saw at his home in Berkshire, England. The TV trickster, who is famous for appearing to saw women in half as part of his stage routine, was using the tool to create props for his act on New Year's Day (01Jan12) when his hand slipped, causing him to slice off his index finger and the top of his ring finger...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-21T13:17:18Z

Magician claims mass hypnosis - CNEWS
A magician said he broke a world record Friday night in Montreal after reportedly hypnotizing 422 people at once. Messmer the magician asked the crowd to keep their feet well-anchored on the floor and to cross their hands in front of them with their index fingers pointed towards the ceiling....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-21T20:05:19Z

Magician Daniels saws off fingers
Magician Paul Daniels has told how he accidentally sliced off the top of his finger with a circular saw. The television personality said he was making props in his garden shed on New Year's Day when the block of wood leapt up, exposing his left hand to the blade.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:11:04 -0800

PATRICK'S PEOPLE: Jay Temaat is mastering magic - Morning Sun
Teen magician Jay Temaat, Frontenac, has been focusing his talents more and more at developing his skills and making a name for himself in the world of magic. Most recently he took first place in the youth stage competition in Magic at the Beach, held Jan. 12-14 at Myrtle Beach, S.C....
Publ.Date : 2012-01-21T13:31:37Z


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