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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 26-April 1, 2012-

Robert Strong the San Francisco magician who gives meaning to "incredible" - Examiner
If you ask me, the word “incredible” has been bandied about so lightly of late that it has come to signify not much of anything. Ah, enter comedy magician Robert Strong, the sorcerer who puts the disbelief back into “incredible” because the incredible is what he does every time he makes the impossible seem routine...
Publ.Date : 2012-03-25T20:29:38Z

Scottish magician-of-the-moment Ryan Davidson stuns crowds in Silverburn -
Fresh from selling out numerous nights in Glasgow’s Buff Club, we ventured to Silverburn Shopping Centre with magician-of-the-moment Ryan Davidson to see if he could work his magic on a host of unsuspecting shoppers. And boy did he do just that.
Publ.Date : 2012-03-26T17:00:51Z

Magician dazzles ArtFest visitors - Jupiter Courier
The Amazing Chiaverini, master magician, dazzled visitors at the 25th ArtFest held on East Ocean Boulevard in Stuart on March 24-25. The outdoor performance took place under the shade of the Banyon Tree in the Memorial Park. The show was filled with mind-blowing magic. Doves were produced from scarfs, clear plastic cylinders, flaming pans and a myriad of other places...
Publ.Date : 2012-03-26T14:52:00Z

iPad Magicians Show the Magic of Stockholm - WebProNews
Charlie Caper recently posted a video of himself and Erik Rosales pitching the Swedish capitol of Stockholm to a group of real estate professionals. In it, the two use iPads as magic props, showing video on the tablets that coincided with their stage actions. The well-choreographed show demonstrates that technological magic doesn’t have to mean the end of “the real thing.”
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:06:28 GMT

Cesareo R. Pelaez, psych prof, magician ‘Marco the Magi,’ 79 - Boston Herald
Cesareo R. Pelaez of Beverly, stage magician “Marco the Magi” and a psychology professor, died Saturday at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a lengthy battle with congestive heart disease. He was 79....
Publ.Date : 2012-03-28T03:43:55Z

'I considered him a miracle man' - The Salem News
Pelaez suffered a stroke in 2005 and stopped performing his role of Marco the Magi in 2006. Since then, he would appear on stage at the end of each performance of Le Grand David and His Own Spectacular Company in his wheelchair, acknowledging the cheers with a wave of his hands. He made his last appearance Feb. 18 for the company's 35th anniversary show.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:02:07 GMT

Flemington magician to perform in New York City on May 22 -
Flemington magician, Danny Braff, also known as Abracadanny, will be performing close-up magic at the 103rd annual Salute to Magic on May 22 in New York City. The show is produced once a year by The Society of American Magicians. In the past, performers such as Houdini, Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Criss Angel, David Blaine, and Lance Burton have performed at the show...
Publ.Date : 2012-03-27T20:55:54Z

Scots magician Ryan Davidson shocks with magnificent magic in Glasgow: ep1 -
Scottish magician Ryan Davidson headed to the popular shopping centre in the south-west of Glasgow to show off his tricks. First to witness some Davidson delights were Julie and Joe. They looked on in awe as Ryan worked wonders with numerous card tricks...
Publ.Date : 2012-03-27T16:45:21Z

IDW brings an illusionist’s skills to comics in ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ - Examiner
One of the long standing rules of magic is that a magician never reveals their tricks, but in Smoke and Mirrors, the new comic series from IDW Publishing, the tricks of magic are revealed but will everyone know how the tricks are done? Smoke and Mirrors #1 is the debut of a new creator owned series from creators Mike Costa, Ryan Browne and Jon Armstrong....
Publ.Date : 2012-03-28T23:25:02Z

Editorial: Magician's art revived a city center - Eagle-Tribune
Cesareo Pelaez and the cast of what would become Le Grand David and His Own Spectacular Magic Company arrived in Beverly and began remodeling an old movie theater at Cabot and Judson streets....
Publ.Date : 2012-03-28T06:21:24Z

Rocker magicians do the trick - New York Post
A magic show is a magic show is a magic show. You’ve got illusions, mentalist feats and sleights of hand. Animals appear out of thin air. Someone may or may not be cut by a sharp blade. The funny, inventive “Elephant Room” has all that, but it looks like a throwback to 1980s MTV, “This Is Spinal Tap” and “Wayne’s World.” Every detail is pitch-perfect: the set’s chintzy rec-room vibe (on cinder blocks, of course), Kool-Aid as a key prop, freestyle electro on the soundtrack.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Mar 2012 02:37:42 GMT

Taiwanese to receive 'Magician of the Year' award in U.S. - eTaiwan News
Well-known Taiwanese conjurer Louis Liu has won the "Magician of the Year" title awarded by the U.S. Academy of Magical Arts and will receive the award in Los Angeles on April 1. Liu, the first Taiwanese to win the prize, arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday for the ceremony. He told CNA that he was very surprised and very pleased at the news. "I did not expect to win such an award this year -- I thought it would take me at least another 10 years," Liu said. The academy has commented that Liu is the most influential magician in East Asia....
Publ.Date : 2012-03-30T13:57:09Z

Scots magician Ryan Davidson stuns with brilliant balloon street magic -
Next trick up Ryan’s sleeve involves a balloon and a young shopper’s mobile phone. Watch as Ryan manages to ‘magic’ the mobile into the balloon. The excited crowd of shoppers were amazed. We were stunned. The poor boy whose expensive Christmas presenter was trapped in a bright yellow rubber balloon was slightly terrified.
Publ.Date : 2012-03-30T10:00:56Z

Lexington man who owns Medford magic shop charged with $500,000 credit card fraud
A 61-year-old Lexington man faces federal charges that he made more than $500,000 in unauthorized charges on the credit card of a man who was a longtime customer at his Medford magic shop. Harry P. Levy, 61, was charged with credit card fraud and making false statements and false records, according to US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. According to Ortiz, from July 23, 2009, through May 5, 2011, Levy, owner of  Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, made approximately $561,927 in unauthorized charges to an American Express card of a victim identified as R.G. The charges against Levy allege that R.G. was a wealthy, longtime customer of Levy’s from Texas.
Publ.Date : 2012-03-30T00:00:00Z

There is a magician in everybody's heart: P C Sorcar Jr (interview) - Newstrack India
Famed magician Prodip Chandra Sorcar - more popularly known as P.C. Sorcar Jr - is set to start a school for teaching the art in Agartala. Having pedalled his bag of tricks across the globe, the 65-year-old says magic can be effectively used to spread social awareness as "there is a magician in everybody's heart". Rated as a leading magician of Asia, Sorcar says there is more to magic than meets the eye "for, it can be channelled to spread social awareness. It gives people hope of a better tomorrow. Magic will say 'don't be frustrated, I'll give you hope. Come hold my hand, see the light' "....
Publ.Date : 2012-04-01T07:13:55Z


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