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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 20-26, 2012-

Magicians Trek for Charity - AboutMyArea
A group of magicians from Portsmouth will be walking over 100 miles to raise money for charity. The Magic Trek, organised by local entertainer, Sean Lobban, will be the second time that the walk has taken place after six magicians walked from Portsmouth to London in May 2009 to raise money for Anthony Nolan, the charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Feb 2012 21:53:35 GMT

Magician Paul Daniels explains his saw finger accident ahead of Merseyside show - Liverpool Echo
IT’S fair to say that Paul Daniels hasn’t had the best of starts to 2012. First, the magician was in his garage on New Year’s Day, making props for his show, when he sawed off two of his fingers. Then a month later, he found himself back in hospital having his gall bladder removed after suffering excruciating stomach pains. It’s enough to have floored a 34-year-old, let alone someone who celebrates his 74th birthday this April...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-22T07:53:01Z

You've Got David Blaine: Magician Submerges In A Tank, Spits Out A Goldfish (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
David Blaine first gained recognition with his levitation tricks on "David Blaine: Street Magic" on ABC in 1997. He's caught the attention of pedestrians, and television viewers with his illusions and endurance artistry. Now, AOL has captured the well-known escape artist for the latest installment of "You've Got," in which Blaine performs a stunt in the New Jersey Liberty Science Center fish tank while talking about experiencing the "best side of humanity" at local museums...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-21T22:27:30Z

Letters of Note: Online Video Magician Edition - Tubefilter
Brian Brushwood is the spikey haired lovechild of David Blaine and Mystery (that’s not Criss Angel) who first gained notoriety in 2000 when he took his Bizarre Magic Show on a full-time college tour, wowing fratacular audiences with crowd-pleasing escapes and mind-reading tricks.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:53:53 GMT

Magician brings 'Harvey' to life - Clackamas Review
The illusionist duo known as “Weiss & Patricia” are working their magic as director and stage manager for Beaverton Civic Theatre’s “Harvey,” which opens on Feb. 24 and runs through March 11. When Patty and George Herkert lead the production, they’ll use some of what they learned from magic to put on a farce set in the 1940s about an elderly man who’s convinced his best friend is Harvey, a 6-foot-tall, invisible rabbit who accompanies him to social functions.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:38:17 GMT

Top magicians to mesmerise audience next month - New Straits Times
Glitters, illusions, levitations and card tricks await audience as 13 of the world's top magicians dish out their performances at the Magical 1Malaysia Festival next month. The magicians are Michael Ammar, Tom Noddy, Rafael Benatar, Richard Forget, Christopher Hart, Dirk Losander, Ernesto Planas, Paul Dabek, Albert Tam, Kramus Nexifius, Lisa Maria Richards, Jay Scott Berry and Mahdi Moudini...
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:03:29 GMT

Langley magician pulls off award victory - Langley Times
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....
Publ.Date : 2012-02-22T23:09:16Z

Magician brings new show to Chippy stage - Banbury Guardian
FOR one night only, Chipping Norton Theatre is set to welcome the world-renowned magician Paul Daniels with his new show, Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. The star will be stopping off in Chipping Norton at 7.45pm on Saturday, marking one of almost 30 performances in his current tour. Arguably the most successful TV magician of the 20th century, Paul Daniels has been entertaining the masses since he first picked up the book ‘How to Entertain at Parties’ when he was 11...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-23T10:07:50Z

Magician dazzles all ages - Delaware Wave
To appeal to a younger crowd, Dickens Parlour Theatre is now offering a show for children ages 3-12. The 60-seat theater, which opened two years ago, offers year-round entertainment and hosts world-class magicians. Last December, the theater decided to offer shows geared toward younger magic fans. "We wanted to do this because our regular shows with our featured magicians are sometimes too sophisticated for the younger kids," said theater manager Cheryl DeBois....
Publ.Date : 2012-02-23T20:59:14Z

Brown's mind-melting magic returns - Independent Online
Someone who is fast gaining popularity for his mental exploits in this field is the UK’s Derren Brown. Until 1999, Brown was known for his magical acts mostly at the University of Bristol. Interestingly, he was studying law and German at the time. He says: “I got into magic in my first year at university and I decided to give it a go knowing that I had (a career in) law to fall back on. “I don’t know about formal training, there might be more of that thing around these days than when I started out. “I learnt the basics by studying every book I could get on the subject and there are probably courses around now, too. I was just that guy and ‘that’ – hypnosis and magic – was my thing...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-23T12:23:50Z

Hundred years of Sorcar raj
Jadusamrat PC Sorcar’s centenary celebrations started on Thursday. The magician who took Indian sorcery to the world stage was born on February 23, 1913, in Tangail district of east Bengal (now Bangladesh). The family of magician PC Sorcar Junior, his second son, organised a tribute at Indrajaal, Sorcar’s home in Ballygunge. In picture left also are granddaughters Maneka, Moubani (seated) and Mumtaz and daughter-in-law Jayashree.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:19:57 -0800

Wishaw magician Chris Dougall wowed by Paul Daniels' advice - Wishaw Press
WISHAW magician Chris Dougall feels like he has just pulled a rabbit from a hat – after being promised a meeting with legendary magician Paul Daniels next month. Former Coltness High School pupil Chris was given some spell-binding tips by the pioneer of British magic when the Wishaw Press spoke to him last week. We told Paul Daniels all about the amazing talents of Chris when we interviewed the master magician ahead of his visit to Motherwell Concert Hall on March 31.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:38:57 GMT

The Magician of Lublin - Part Two - ABC Online
The Magician of Lublin is the entertaining story of Yasha Mazur, by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yasha is a Houdini-like performer whose skills have made him famous throughout Eastern Poland. In his own mind, he believes that he should be famous throughout the world. Having both Jewish and Gentile heritage Yasha is a freethinker who moves with ease between the worlds from which he comes...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-25T02:55:58Z

It's not an illusion: Stagg senior a master magician, musician - Chicago Sun-Times
Trevor Motycka’s love of entertaining was sparked when he became interested in magic at age 4. He did his first professional magic show at age 7. "I like the reaction, the joy you bring to someone’s face when you defy all laws of physics and do the impossible," Motycka said...
Publ.Date : 2012-02-17T20:01:56Z

Teller Reveals His Secrets -Smithsonian
The smaller, quieter half of the magician duo Penn & Teller writes about how magicians manipulate the human mind. According to magician Teller, "Neuroscientists are novices at deception. Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception for thousands of years."
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Des Moines magician Louie Foxx & comedians shocked & awed Tin Theater audience - Highline Times
While last night's live show at the Tin Theater, 923 SW 152nd St., featured one magician, Des Moines' Louie Foxx, and two comedians, Seattle's Emmett Montgomery and Renton's Mike Coletta, Foxx pulled some jokes out of his hat and the comics had a few tricks up their sleeves to keep the almost sell-out audience of 35 guessing, and laughing too...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:56:12 GMT


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