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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 6-12, 2012-

Brook Park and other area libraries are filled with magic - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Magician Rick Smith Jr. appears and disappears about 600 times a year. First he’s here. Then, poof, he’s there. If you missed Smith at the Brook Park branch library the afternoon of Jan. 21, you might have seen him that same morning at the Middleburg Heights branch. Or you might have seen him last week on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Or in mid-2010 on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-06T13:12:38Z

"Dynamo: Magician Impossible" Airs Thursday, February 16 at 10 PM on TLC - The Futon Critic
DYNAMO, has been touted as one of the world's best magicians... and he's now bringing his talents to the US! The US series premiere of DYNAMO: MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE airs February 16 at 10 PM on TLC....
Publ.Date : 2012-02-07T16:17:34Z

Daily 3-Bet: Phil Flops, Moorman Drops, Esfandiari "Has Been" -
We’ve said Antonio Esfandiari has been getting a free ride as the poker world’s number #1 magician for years (when was the last time he covered anyone in club sauce?), and now finally someone has stepped up and called him on it. Noted magician Dynamo has been on hand at the WPT Venice event doing his close-up sleight of hand, prompting WPT Host Mike Sexton to call Esfandiari a “has been” when it comes to being poker’s magic rep. ...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-07T17:29:09Z

Magician wins apprentice search -
The atmosphere at the final showdown of The Great Magician’s Apprentice Search was exhilarating as hundreds of shoppers were drawn to the centre court to watch the 10 finalists, aged from 18 to 28, perform their two-minute magical presentations. Yeo Tiong Kiat, a 24-year-old full-time magician, impressed the audience and the judges with his trademark Dove Fantasy. He took home the grand prize that included an apprenticeship with Chew. He will also be given the chance to perform at Zouk Kuala Lumpur and shoot a magic video with Malaysian mentallist Zlwin Chew. ...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-07T23:27:04Z

The Magician Inside Us All: Sleights of Mind' - PopMatters
Dismissing magicians who claim paranormal power as charlatans, they see magic tricks as “testing many of the same cognitive processes [the authors] study. It doesn’t matter in the slightest that the entire audience knows it is being tricked; it falls for each trick every time it is performed, show after show, night after night, generation after generation. We thought, if only we could be that deft and clever in the lab!”...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Feb 2012 07:01:45 GMT

Angel producer turns to Las Vegas police - Las Vegas Review Journal
Luxor headliner Criss Angel threatened to knock out one of his magic producers during an altercation Wednesday, according to an audio recording.Magician Joe Monti, 52, filed a police report that alleges Angel "flipped out" and assaulted him while removing him from Angel's office complex at 3260 W. Sunset Road...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-10T09:11:40Z

Young magician's hopes for Britain's Got Talent fame
A YOUNG magician from York is hoping to conjure up the support he needs to make his Britain’s Got Talent bid for fame. Alfie Whattam, from Rawcliffe, who has been astounding people with sleight-of-hand skills for years, is among 25 hopefuls whose videos have been posted on the talent show’s YouTube page in a public vote to decide who faces Simon Cowell and his judging team. The 15-year-old Canon Lee School pupil’s entry made the shortlist after more than 200,000 people entered.
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Feb 2012 02:52:16 -0800

Magician Seth Grabel gets intimate at Royal Resort - Las Vegas Review Journal
Most people were introduced to Seth Grabel on "America's Got Talent," so to TV viewers he has the image of "a dark, bad-boy magician." But "when you see me onstage, I'm a happy-go-lucky, fun-loving guy."...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-10T10:01:47Z

'Magicians' Q&A: Who is the king of the BBC magic series? - Digital Spy UK
BBC One's Saturday night series Magicians concludes this weekend and rumor has it that the final dreaded forfeit is the toughest to date. Magicians Pete Firman, Latimer and Barry and Stuart will be joined by comic Ed Byrne, actor Joe Swash and dancer George Sampson as they attempt to prove that they are the king or kings of BBC magic. But who will pull the rabbit out of the hat on Saturday and prove triumphant? Digital Spy caught up with the magic men for a quick-fire Q&A.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:36:05 GMT

McMullen set for Magicians forfeit - The Press Association
BBC1 presenter Darren McMullen is bracing himself to step in for the forfeit on this weekend's finale of The Magicians because show chiefs are worried the losing celebrity might not have the nerve. The host of the Saturday night programme - watched by around six million viewers - is on stand-by in case the chosen star is too scared by what is being billed as the show's scariest challenge.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:30:00 GMT

Wideopen magician Paul Lytton is the star attraction
But it’s all in a day’s work for North Tyneside magician Paul Lytton. Paul, of Wideopen, started his career when he was just 14 years old, and went on to perform in the region’s pubs and clubs. But after he landed a job on the Orient Express at 18, the 36-year-old has never looked back.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Feb 2012 03:34:21 -0800

Criss Angel Responds To Recording Of Altercation! Says Producer Provoked Him! -
There are two sides to every story! Here's his! In light of the audio recording released yesterday that featured Criss Angel threatening to knock out one of his producers, the illusionist's attorney, Ken Woloson, has released the following statement:..
Publ.Date : 2012-02-11T19:26:06Z

The Internet makes magic disappear - Salon
But then the Internet broke that monopoly. Today, any 10-year-old kid can type “magic tricks” into Google and gain access either via YouTube or other websites to the biggest trade secrets in a matter of minutes. He can watch a video or buy an expensive apparatus without leaving his house, seeing a live demonstration or talking to another human being.
Publ.Date : 2012-02-11T00:00:00Z

Penn Jillette is a voracious e-reader -
We met with Jillette backstage at the Rio All-Suites hotel and casino, where he and partner Teller have performed to sellout crowds for 11 years. They're the longest-running headliner act in Vegas. In the duo's bright red backstage Monkey Room hangout, we discussed technology and magic.
Publ.Date : 2012-02-12T23:13:58Z

The Magicians Pilot Is Not Greenlit - GalleyCat -
Yesterday author and book critic Lev Grossman revealed that Fox decided to pass on the television pilot script based on his novel, The Magicians. The pilot script was written by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, the writers who worked on X-Men: First Class and Thor. Nevertheless, hope is not lost for a show.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:21:18 GMT

Rajesh Kumar - The Young Magician and Illusioninst from India - Washington Bangla Radio
Rajesh Kumar is an a illusionist, street magician, mentalist and metal bender from India. He has appeared in a TV show and named India’s Magic Star on STAR One TV Channel (now folded into STAR Player). This was one of the most successful Television shows on STAR One having top TRP. Rajesh is one of India’s leading modern illusionists....
Publ.Date : Sun, 12 Feb 2012 16:28:43 GMT


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