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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 20-26, 2012-

Magician's sleight of hand wins competition
Fred Nelson and Zappo (Larry Wright) were winners in the Society of American Magicians Assembly 112's annual Stage Competition, held Aug. 15, at Round Table Pizza in Concord.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:30:35 -0700

Return of the Close Up Magician - The List
Close-hand magician Lewis Barlow is a likeable performer. Unlike Derren Brown and his ilk, Barlow creates a show where magic is not swamped by the overbearing personality of the performer, but rather one where magic takes the centre stage. Beginning with the disclaimers that a) there will be no smoke and mirrors and other distractions in this performance, and that b) this is not a stand-up show, Barlow nonetheless manages both to create intrigue and be funny in an undemonstrative way...
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Drummond Money-Coutts Dazzles London's Esoteric Party... - Vanity Fair
Magician is probably not most fathers’ dream career choice for their offspring. But Lord Latymer has only himself to blame. In 1992 he took his six-year-old son, Drummond, to Davenports, Britain’s oldest family-run magic shop, nestled beneath Coutts--the bank that looks after Her Majesty the Queen’s money and was Lord Latymer’s place of work. The young boy was knocked sideways. “It was like walking into the Harry Potter Ollivanders Wand Shop,” he says. “Dimly lit, with glass cabinets filled with ropes, silks, props, tricks—as a young boy my head exploded.”..
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Davao City to host Asian magic confab - Philippine Information Agency
Davao City is set to host the 9th Asian Magic Association Convention this September 14-17 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. This is the first time the Philippines is hosting the gathering of Asia’s top magicians alongside award-winning illusionists from Australia, France and the United States. Cris Castro AMA Convention chair said they are expecting around 350 to 500 magicians with 200 foreign delegates coming from 17 Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China and Iran....
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Returns To Starbright Theatre
Greg Deveraux combines small hand trickes in the audinece and full-scale illusions on stage.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Raises Money for Diabetes -
David Corsaro is a dad, and a professional magician. On Friday, he will bring his skills to a local farmers market as part of a fundraiser against juvenile diabetes. The West Caldwell resident will be at the Caldwell Farmers’ Market on Friday, August 24, from noon to 6 p.m., performing magic as well as raising awareness about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician's escape stunt goes wrong - The Scottish Sun
Dopey Drummond Money-Coutts, 26, was handcuffed and tied to two golf carts -- with the aim of freeing himself as the buggies started to drive off in opposite directions. But the screaming toff suffered severe cuts and bruising as he was dragged along the Tarmac after failing to get loose from one of the ropes....
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Sobelle Conjurs Magic and Clowning in New Play - Palisadian-Post
A magician can create a world, but is not honor-bound to tell the whole truth. These sorcerers of fictional fantasy inhabit a parallel world full of mischief. In a new play, 'Elephant Room,' opening Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, a trio of self-deluded illusionists hopes to reel us into that world employing the tricks of the trade...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magic brings Danville theatre to life - WDBJ7
Presto chango Magician Wayne Alan is ready for a show. "This is it! You're right. There's no more time. You know I'm a great magician but I can't, like everybody else on the face of this earth I can't produce more time. You know?" Alan said. Thursday his crews were testing lights painting the parking lot, and adding props for tonight's big reveal at the newly renovated North Theatre in Danville. It's hocus pocus Alan has only dreamed of.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700


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