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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 28-June 3, 2012-

Remembering Tony Blanco, a popular Valley magician‎ -
Tony Blanco, a popular entertainer in the Valley, passed away this week after losing a battle to colon cancer. Blanco cast a spell on those who watched him perform in the Valley for decades. This is how Paul Gross wants people to remember his long-time friend, Tony Blanco: poised, funny and magical. "It was Tony's personality. He was kind of a cross between Willy Wonka and Professor Magorium. He had the big top and big goatee," said Gross. ...
Publ.Date : 2012-05-29T00:00:00Z

Art Zorka, 70: Magician could see the stars - Atlanta Journal Constitution
A couple of years after moving to Atlanta, Mr. Zorka, who was a videographer for Georgia Public Television, saw something in a hardware store at a mall in DeKalb County, that caught his eye: Magic. “It was really a magic counter in the hardware store,” Mrs. Zorka said. “It was where a group of magicians would meet and talk about their techniques and he connected with that. When he was a child he always loved magic. Like with many people, magic can bring you out of yourself, and that is what it did for him.”...
Publ.Date : 2012-05-29T21:21:24Z

Magician Nash Fung - KING-5
Everyone remembers those days when they got a deck of cards, took out the used magic book their parents bought them, and then spent hours trying to figure out just how to hold a deck let alone perform any magic besides 50-card pick up. For Nash Fung, he caught on a little more quickly and is now performing for much larger crowds than just his parents.
Publ.Date : 2012-05-29T18:00:58Z

Magician hopes his act motivates pupils to read‎ - Columbia County News Times
Before Chad Crews started his magic show at Merriwether Elementary School, he showed the pupils a book and told them it’s how he learned magic. Then, he began his show. There were a lot of “ooohs” and “aaahs” May 18 as Crews performed tricks such as turning a green balloon snake into a real snake. Then there was a room full of laughter as their teachers assisted him with his suit jacket version of Houdini’s famous straight jacket trick....
Publ.Date : 2012-05-29T00:00:00Z

'America's Got Talent' features daring stunt by Baltimore escape artist Spencer Horsman - Baltimore Sun
Baltimore magician (and self-proclaimed "world's youngest escape artist") Spencer Horsman slipped out of a straightjacket and avoided almost certain death on last night's episode of "America's Got Talent."...
Publ.Date : 2012-05-29T23:58:52Z

Asheville-area benefits and fundraisers set for coming weeks‎ - Asheville Citizen-Times
Magician Jeff McBride perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at New Harvest Church to benefit The Vanishing Wheelchair nonprofit...
Publ.Date : 2012-05-29T00:00:00Z

Exclusives: Lance Burton's film; Teller's 'Exorcist'; new LV TV series‎ - Las Vegas Weekly
The “Gone Fishing” sign that headliner magician Lance Burton hung when he ended his residency at Monte Carlo has turned out to be another one of his extraordinary illusions. Lance has spent his “retirement” working on a new movie, “Billy TopIt -- Master Magician,” and as post-production editing begins, only 10 pages of the script remain to be filmed...
Publ.Date : 2012-05-30T00:00:00Z

Relay For Life Volunteer Works His Magic to Fight Cancer‎ -
Mark Wurst's father, also a magician, died of cancer 20 years ago. Wurst leads one of this Saturday's Relay for Life teams, in honor of his dad. Dad was a magician, entertaining young and old with his tricks, like his version of the cups and balls routine, making items appear and disappear. At age five, Mark eagerly began to learn how to perform those same tricks, getting lessons from dad.
Publ.Date : 2012-05-31T00:00:00Z

Kings Island welcomes Psycho Circus‎ - FOX19
A fast-paced comedy, magic and dance revue starring award-winning magician Ed Alonzo, “The Misfit of Magic,” opens Saturday, June 2 at Kings Island. Located in the Kings Island Theater, Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus of Magic & Mayhem will engage guests with thrilling vanishing acts and incredible stunts...
Publ.Date : 2012-05-31T00:00:00Z

Soccer mom by day, magician by night: Magic’s “First Lady” returns to the Strip - Las Vegas Sun
Puns about “disappearing acts” are tempting when discussing veteran magician Melinda Saxe. The self-styled “First Lady of Magic” ducked out of the limelight in 2002, seemingly at the peak of her career, to raise a family; now, a decade later, she’s reappeared on the Strip with a new act at the V Theater. But perhaps her greatest feat as a performer has been her resilience....
Publ.Date : 2012-06-01T09:07:41Z

The Magic Parlour at The Palmer House Hilton‎ -
"The Magic Parlour" is an evening show harkening back to the days of after-dinner entertainment and intimacy. Magician, Dennis Watkins puts audiences under his spell in one of the historic Palmer House Hilton's private dining rooms. Guests gather at Potter's Lounge in the lobby of the Palmer House Hilton before being escorted to the Magic Parlour, which changes locations within the hotel based on the size of the audience. They are then treated to a 70 minute performance of sleight-of-hand and mind boggling techniques interspersed with narrative as Watkins tells of the lessons he learned from his grandfather, also a magician...
Publ.Date : 2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

Despite community concerns, 15 year-old aspiring magician goes forward with... -
15 year-old aspiring magician Dalton Stout wants to spend the next 48 hours in a coffin. He'll go in at 3:30 pm today and exit at 3:30 pm Saturday. He is hoping to get some national exposure. "I'm thinking that the hardest part is going to see me family members and how they react to it," Stout said. "They hate me doing these things. I hate to see them cry and the only thing I have to tell them is 'Just work with me. Work with me until I'm there. Work with me until I'm on the big lights of Vegas.'"...
Publ.Date : 2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

15-Year-Old Buried Alive By His Awesome Parents (VIDEO) - The Stir
For those counting, that is 48 hours. In a coffin. The sheriff urged the mother not to do it, but she said they would anyway. Of course, it isn't all bad. His family will monitor his progress at all times through a sheet of Plexiglas and there are tubes bringing oxygen in and taking carbon dioxide out. He also has sugar tablets, food to eat, water to drink, fans to keep him cool, and his cellphone...
Publ.Date : 2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

TAKE FIVE Five minutes and five questions with... a magician‎ - This is Kent
"Alan White, 70, from Birchington, also known as Alan The Magic Man at children's parties. I'm also called "Professor" Alan White at Gordon Clarkson's music hall shows at the Tom Thumb Theatre."
Publ.Date : 2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

West Des Moines Magician's Summer Day Camps an ...‎ -
Magician and funny man Lee Cole says magic isn’t in the illusion of pulling a penny from a kid’s ear, or making an ace turn up Time. After. Time. After. Time. The magic is that whoever’s ear had supposedly hidden the penny or whoever tried to fool a fast dealer accepted his invitation to play. Let this, then, be an invitation to kids of all ages in West Des Moines, Urbandale and Ankeny to come out and play. Cole, a professional magician for 27 years, is teaming with Parks and Rec departments in the three suburbs to offer summer magic day camps beginning later this month.
Publ.Date : 2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

Magician PC Sorcar returns to the stage for cancer patients in Mumbai‎ -India Today
He had once made the Taj Mahal 'vanish' for a few minutes. Nearly 12 years after that act, he has now returned to make the woes of cancer-stricken people 'disappear'. The country's most popular magician P. C. Sorcar has made a comeback with as many as 20 of his shows scheduled in Mumbai this month. Sorcar agreed to perform for this long series as the funds from the shows will be used for expanding a cancer home run by the New Bombay Bengali Association (NBBA) in Mumbai....
Publ.Date : 2012-06-03T00:00:00Z


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