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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 6-12, 2012-

Great escape: Magician, wife want to free memorabilia - The State Journal-Register
Steve Baker may be in a wheelchair, recovering from prostate cancer and a mild stroke, but he still has a few dramatic escapes left in him. Baker, 73, was a top stuntman, magician and escape artist known as Mr. Escape from the 1960s through the early 1990s....
Publ.Date : Sat, 04 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Westchester Magicians Dazzle In Yonkers - The Daily Voice
David Crasson, a former guidance counselor at Saunders High School, was one of two magicians to perform Sunday at the Hudson River Museum as part of the museum’s Gilded Age Magic exhibit. Joined by Steven Burchard, the pair dazzled the small crowd by putting ropes to sleep, magically making quarters disappear and pulling endless handkerchiefs from their pockets...
Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician entertains Olympic visitors on London trains
A London train operator has hired a magician to entertain sports fans travelling to London's Olympic venues. Danny Hall, 26, is working every afternoon on London Overground services in a bid to distract travellers from packed trains and long queues.
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:05:57 -0700

Moreland the Magician performs
On July 24, David Moreland, also known as Moreland the Magician visited the Newark Public Library and put on a spectacular, interactive show for the library’s young patrons. His show included magic tricks, balloon twisting, a hands-on skit, and lots of laughter.
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:50:24 -0700

Children's magician 'Magic Mike' tainted by sleazy blockbuster -
Britain's own Magic Mike may have to alter his stage name because his children's entertainment business is being tainted by the new Hollywood blockbuster about male strippers. Michael DeFreitas has delighted youngsters for years with his magic show and ventriloquist's act with Oscar the Parrot, Chuck the cheeky teenager, and Brazilian tourist Carlos...
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Popular magician coming to Morinville next week -
A popular children’s performer will be appearing at the Morinville Community Library next week. Although many performers have appeared at the library over the years, this act could appear quite literally. Magician Brian Lehr is set to perform another interactive magic show Aug. 15. The 2 p.m. show is part of the Morinville Community Library’s Summer Reading Program....
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

A Las Vegas comedy magician is performing tonight in Sandusky
Michael Mage, a comedy magician in the area, is going to be performing at The Cove at Louie’s Bar tonight, a bar that he also happens to own. I’ll bet you didn’t know, or I’d at least be surprised if you did, that Michael Mage, the owner of Louie’s Bar in Sandusky, is also a magician. I don’t mean the “I bought this magician’s kit online, now look what I can do” kind of magician either, I mean a full blown, huge tricks, Las Vegas performing magician, and a comedy magician at that.
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Aug 2012 11:07:35 -0700

Magician performs at Hartford Fair for the young and the young at... - The Newark Advocate
The magician does not make elephants disappear or create fantastic illusions. Instead, Dave Lehman, of Newark, offers old-fashioned fun, combining his comic timing with vaudeville gags and jokes to make it an entertaining show for all ages....
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician reappears for show on base - DVIDS
Every summer, the reading program ends with a grand finale, and this year the popular magician, Jeff Jones, was invited to amaze and astound the young children who worked so hard with their reading....
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

History museum uses 'Magic' to make the past reappear - Chicago Tribune
In the current exhibit "Magic," Russick has pulled together interactive artifacts and performances geared for all ages that pay homage to the many magicians — and magic shops — in Chicago who have made the tricks of their trade part of the larger cultural fabric of American life....
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Local man helps lead magic society - Chambersburg Public Opinion
David W. Bowers, Chambersburg, on July 24 was installed as national second vice president in The Society of American Magicians. Bowers, who performs as "The Magic of David Wayne," and other new officers were installed into their positions during the group's national convention in Las Vegas.
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Lewis Barlow divulges his favourite close-up magic tricks - The List
Despite being a magician, I’ve never experienced the urge to saw anyone in half. Instead, my passion is for close-up magic, where impossible things happen to ordinary items within reach of the audience. Here are four of my favourite effects, each one requiring over ten years of concentrated practice....
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

VISTA: 101-year-old magician to perform Saturday
Madren Elbern "John" Calvert, a 101-year-old magician who has performed around the world and once starred in Hollywood films, will be in Vista on Saturday to talk about his career and answer questions from the community. Organizers are calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for locals to meet a legend. Calvert will be at 3 Generations of Magic, 741B Olive Ave., for the free events at 2 and 5 p.m.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:15:00 -0700


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