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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 2-8, 2012-

Magician uses Microsoft Kinect to wow TED crowd -
Sawing a woman in half. Walking on water. Living in an elevated glass box while the London public shout and throw obscenities at you... So last year. The latest magic tricks use Microsoft Kinect, as demonstrated here by techno illusionist Marco Tempest....
Publ.Date : 2012-04-02T15:55:17Z

DEATH AND HARRY HOUDINI Miami Premiere At The Arsht Center - Broadway World
Written and directed by The House’s Artistic Director Nathan Allen, DEATH and Harry Houdini delivers a roller coaster ride through the life of the great magician, Harry Houdini, and his life-long battle against death. House Company Member and award-winning magician, Dennis Watkins, has joined the cast and is set to perform Houdini’s most renowned and dangerous escape—the dreaded Water Torture Cell—in this dark and tumultuous story guaranteed to keep audiences on The Edge of their seats...
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:38:41 GMT

Rich Game Developer Didn't Notice That Magician Robbed Him of Half a Million Dollars -
Richard Garriott, shown above brushing his teeth in zero gravity, helped birth the world-conquering MMO genre. The success of his early Ultima games make him enough money to essentially rent a rocket to go into outer space. But, smart and rich as he is, the man known as Lord British can still get oodles of cash swindled from him. And, between 2009 and 2011, that appears to be exactly what happened to Garriott, to the tune of $561,927....
Publ.Date : 2012-04-03T00:30:41Z

Stage Door: Elephant Room - Huffington Post
Imagine a kooky Vegas lounge act meets Harry Blackstone Jr. -- and you have the comic lunacy that is Elephant Room, now at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. Or as they call it: "Stan's Warehouse." A trio of loopy, but gifted magicians -- Dennis Diamond, Daryl Hannah and Louie Magic - perform a unique blend of magic and mayhem. (In real life, the troika's co-creators are Steve Cuiffo, Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle.)
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:35:09 GMT

Scottish magician Ryan Davidson wows with incredible card prediction -
Ryan Davidson, 26, is a rising star in the magic world, following on from the likes of Dynamo and David Blaine, who have sparked renewed interest in the skilled art. The Castlemilk lad may be a fan of the magic masters, but it was actually a chance meeting with a hustler, while on holiday in Greece, that ignited his own interest in magic....
Publ.Date : 2012-04-03T11:43:34Z

Award: Helder Guimarăes named “Parlour Magician of the Year” – Hollywood - Portuguese American Journal (blog)
Helder Guimarăes, 23, one of the best card magicians in the world, was named “Parlour Magician of the Year” at 44th Academy of Magical Arts Awards show taking place Sunday at the Saban Theatre in Hollywood. Born in Porto, Portugal, and now based in the United States, Guimarăes has won numerous international awards including the prestigious World Champion of Magic at the FISM convention in 2006...
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:19:35 GMT

Finnish Storyteller at the Brainerd Public Library April 11 - Brainerd Dispatch
Multi-talented Finnish storyteller and magician, Cheryl Sawyer, is coming to the Brainerd Public Library on Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30pm to share her stories and fun. She weaves in magic and balloon art making, and enthralls crowds of children of all ages with her skill at speaking Finnish....
Publ.Date : 2012-04-04T17:04:30Z

Adapt This: "Smoke and Mirrors" by Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong, and Ryan Browne - IFC
This Week’s Book: Smoke and Mirrors by Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong, and Ryan Browne (IDW Publishing) The Premise: Stage magician Terry Ward finds himself transported to an alternate world in which magic has replaced technology as the energy fueling civilization, and he must use every trick he knows in order to survive....
Publ.Date : 2012-04-04T19:34:49Z

Christian Cagigal's 'The Collection' at Exit Theatre: a dream of a magic show - Examiner
The tradition of stage magic has a long and wondrous history, dating back to the middle ages, when traveling performers entertained crowds with the famous "cups and balls" routine, or, in its less savory incarnation, "the three shell game"....
Publ.Date : 2012-04-02T23:54:53Z

Magician to demonstrate Houdini's illusions - The Herald Bulletin
The illusions of the late magician Harry Houdini will come to life Monday at the Pendleton Community Library. William Pack, a Chicago born and raised magician, will demonstrate some of the famous illusions during the program “Houdini: His Life and Legend.”...
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Apr 2012 02:28:50 GMT


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