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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 30-February 5, 2012-

Wild About Harry — Two vastly disparate productions explore the life of Houdini - Chicago Sun-Times
Two very different but equally superb productions about Houdini are now playing simultaneously on Chicago stages. Here is a closer look at the sleight-of-hand with which each approaches its ever-intriguing subject:...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-30T22:46:26Z

Jim Carrey's off his spellbinding new look - The Sun
The Truman Show star was sporting a beard and long, two-tone hair on the set of his The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. And he has been brushing up on his illusion skills to play a dangerous street magician in a bitter rivalry with a traditional duo. His character has been described by director Don Scardino as what you would get "if David Blaine and Criss Angel had a child."...
Publ.Date : 2012-01-31T17:15:58Z

Magician brings act home to C-U - News-Gazette
Magician and Champaign native Markus Clegg will perform a one-man show, "Magic and Other Nonsense," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. The show, Clegg's first public one in his hometown, will present sleight of hand....
Publ.Date : 2012-02-01T16:24:41Z

Mark Wood, local magician, attends magic convention - Jackson County Times-Journal
There were nearly 1,000 magicians at the 81st Magi-Fest convention held at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, January 24-26. Entertainers from around the United States learned new ideas from guest lecturers and even had a chance to purchase new effects from 27 international magic dealers. There were also a variety of stage and close-up performances, including the Headliner Show at the Palace Theater. The featured performer was illusionist Terry Evanswood,
Publ.Date : 2012-02-01T18:26:22Z

President of Magic Circle, Jack Delvin, passes on wisdom to young magicians - This is Local London
AT EIGHTY years old Orpington magician Jack Delvin is stepping out of the limelight and turning his hand to teaching tricks of the trade. Mr Delvin was bitten by the magic bug aged just five. He performed his first professional show at 13 years old and has gone on to enjoy a career spanning 60 years. He has been president of the international Magic Circle for the past three years, but following a heart attack last year, the veteran magician is now taking a step back from performing.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:56:54 GMT

'Dynamo: Magician Impossible' renewed for two more series by Watch - Digital Spy
Dynamo: Magician Impossible has been renewed for two more series. The entertainment show, which was recently nominated for a National Television Award, has been recommissioned by Watch. The two new four-part series will air during 2012 following the success of the first run, which picked up an average of 1.7m viewers. "I've been amazed by the response to the first series and look forward to letting the cameras into my life once again," Dynamo said....
Publ.Date : 2012-02-02T09:49:47Z

Marc Forster to Make The War Magician Appear
Variety reports that director Marc Forster, who recently wrapped World War Z starring Brad Pitt, has attached himself to The War Magician, an adaptation of David Fisher's best-selling novel on the life of British magician Jasper Maskelyne. Lonetree Entertainment will produce the film.
UPDATE: Just hours after posting the above news, Variety is now saying that Forster is no longer on board:
Publ.Date : Thu, 02 Feb 2012 08:51:29 -0800

Magic and mystery back at Palace Theatre - Marion Star
Spencers Theatre of Illusion will bring an innovative, contemporary illusion show to the Marion Palace Theatre at 8 p.m. Feb. 11. For the Spencers, magic is not merely about baffling the audience by doing something seemingly impossible. Magic these days is about drama, spectacle, interaction, danger and personality....
Publ.Date : 2012-02-02T11:08:32Z

Magician Steve Wallach goes mental at Capriccio - Courier-Post
There are two things you need to bring if you’re planning on catching magician and mentalist Steve Wallach’s act in Atlantic City. The first is an open mind, a willingness to suspend belief and logic. The second is an appetite for fine Italian food....
Publ.Date : 2012-02-03T08:08:23Z

Ray Anderson, The Cool Magician at the Verdi March 7 -
Ray Anderson is a performer, creator, and a teacher of magic, based out of Ontario. He has travelled throughout North America performing this Art. He has become one of North America’s most demanded magicians. His entertainment is as close as it gets; in fact, audiences become part of the show where mystery and laughter make this style of entertainment exciting for the whole family. From card tricks and coin tricks he keeps audiences talking long after their part is finished...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-03T18:24:00Z

The Magicians: BBC show that tried to KILL Strictly Come Dancing's Craig - Daily Mail
Here I am, during rehearsals for BBC1’s big Saturday night show The Magicians, kneeling down with a heavy concrete block balanced on my head. There is a heavy-set man with a samurai-style strip of black paint covering his eyes wielding a sledgehammer above me. The idea is to smash the block into two pieces. No special effects, no sleight of hand, no illusions. This is the real thing.
Publ.Date : Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:53:00 GMT

Scots duo love to thrill audience on BBC's The Magicians - Scottish Daily Record
When Barry Jones and Stuart MacLeod signed up for Saturday teatime show The Magicians, they thought they might have to play it safe. Having just dangled Masterchef duo Gregg Wallace and John Torode off a London landmark and sent Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood off the end of a cliff in the boot of an exploding car, they needn’t have worried.
Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Feb 2012 11:14:00 GMT


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