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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 23-29, 2012-
David Copperfield being interviewed by Stan AllanDavid Copperfield being interviewed by Stan Allan as the opening event for the Society Of American Magicians' annual convention at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on July 23. Copperfield shared many stories about magic, his career and future plans in a riveting talk that lasted more than two hours. (7/29/12: A MagicTimes photo).

Morton magician set to be inaugurated head of American society‎ - Peoria Journal Star
There's been no sorcery involved in Christopher Bontjes' rise through the ranks of the Society of American Magicians; his journey reads more like the career of a rising politician. The 43-year-old music teacher and Morton native will be inaugurated as president (yes, even magicians operate under a democracy here in the republic) of the society on Thursday. His father, Gary, has also been president of the society....
Publ.Date : 2012-07-22 T00:00:00Z

Magician Michael Chaut: A Look Into The Mind of Forest Hills' Own‎ - Queens Ledger Newspapers
Michael Chaut, a professional magician for over two decades, as well as a mentalist, magic advisor, and entertainment consultant of fifteen years, Chaut is a 1976 graduate of Forest Hills High School. After graduating from college in St. Louis, he lived in Kew Gardens and Manhattan, but in 1987, he decided it was time to re-cultivate his Forest Hills roots....
Publ.Date : 2012-07-23 T00:00:00Z

Video: Vegas Magicians Face Off in Wizard Wars - Wired News
The premise of Wizard Wars is brilliant in its simplicity: Two teams of two magicians each are given a stash of props purchased from a Dollar Tree store by host Justin Flom and must create a trick out of them in 60 minutes or less. They then perform their magic for a group of judges (a magician, a magician’s assistant and a magic critic); then a winning team is chosen....
Publ.Date : 2012-07-23T23:58:04Z

New Memoir from Blind Magician Offers Hope to Survive Adversity ...‎ - Christian News Wire (press release)
The art of magic is an unlikely career for someone blind with limited dexterity. Yet, with perseverance, optimism, and a natural gift for comedy, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. Amazing Jeffo) has wowed more than 3,500 live audiences, in addition to TV and radio shows. He has brought his testimony of hope to hundreds of thousands...
Publ.Date : 2012-07-25 T00:00:00Z

Abott's Magic Get-Together to celebrate 75 years of illusionary - Kalamazoo Gazette
The first official Abott's Magic Get Together occurred in 1934 through a partnership between area magicians Percy Abbott and Recil Bordner. As it turns 75 years old this year, the get-together has become an annual extravaganza, drawing some of the biggest names in magic from all over the world to the tiny town in Southwest Michigan's St. Joseph County. In the early 1970s, David Copperfield performed at the get-together's magic competition, but did not win...
Publ.Date : 2012-07-25 T00:00:00Z

Sydney J. Abbott‎ - Sturgis Journal
Sydney James Abbott passed away quietly on July 21, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Austin, Texas. He was born March 6, 1937, to Percy and Gladys Abbott of Colon, Mich... Because of his heritage, he was an avid magician and became one of the charter members of the Abbott/Watson IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians) Ring #386 in Colon.
Publ.Date : 2012-07-25 T00:00:00Z

Making magic: Greenwich teen has plenty of tricks up his sleeve‎ - Greenwich Citizen
Greenwich resident Ben Zabin has been practicing magic for 10 years, and he's performed everywhere from New York to Boston, and from the Dominican Republic to Mexico. Not bad for a 13 year old...
Publ.Date : 2012-07-26 T00:00:00Z

Dynamo: Magician Impossible - TV review‎ - shropshirestar.com
Bystanders are not so easily impressed, until it comes to the amazing talents of Steven Frayne, better known as Dynamo: Magician Impossible. In the season finale of this, his second series, he doesn’t disappoint. Previous episodes have included disappearing in front of our very eyes, levitation in front of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, and flying off the stage and over the heads of astounded revellers in a nightclub, but predicting the future, taking photos of people with his hands, solving a Rubik’s Cube in one second? Just how does he do it?...
Publ.Date : 2012-07-27 T00:00:00Z

Do you believe? Young magician already making his mark in the entertainment world - Fort Scott Tribune
But as soon as Jay Temaat began to talk about his career, the 17-year-old exuded confidence and a professional persona like someone well beyond their years and it makes sense why. The new Fort Scott resident has been practicing magic for almost nine years and professionally working for the last five years traveling from coast to coast performing at various venues for diverse audiences...
Publ.Date : 2012-07-27T03:29:16Z

Vanni Pulé spends year as magicians' president‎ - Malta Independent Online
A year of intense activities ended for Maltese illusionist Vanni Pulé as his year as president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians came to a close. The brotherhood is the largest magical organisation in the world with over 13,000 members...
Publ.Date : 2012-07-27 T00:00:00Z

'Max' performs at Kings Island‎ - Cincinnati.com
“Saved By The Bell” actor Ed Alonzo is still up to his old magic tricks. Alonzo – “Max” the magician/diner manager on the cult sitcom – is making ducks and dancers disappear in the Kings Island Theater until Aug. 19...
Publ.Date : 2012-07-28 T00:00:00Z

 

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