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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 10-16, 2012-

12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival Announces Lineup - Broadway World
The festival kicks off on Friday Night, September 21st at 7:30pm in the Coney Island Museum with a screening of Play Dead. Famed silent magician Teller (Penn & Teller) and perennial Coney Island showman Todd Robbins thrill a live audience with gory ghastly spectacles spotlighting real-life killers and psychic pranksters in their hit off-Broadway show PLAY DEAD, co-written and directed by Teller, and recorded live at The Players Theatre on Manhattan's historic MacDougal street by New York filmmaker and horror maven Shade Rupe....
Publ.Date : 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

History and Magic - Morning Star
The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will bring the magic back to the Old Art Building with an exhibit to honor “Maro the Magician,” aka Walter T. Best, in whose memory the building was constructed. Organizers offered special thanks to Keith Burnham for allowing the use of his “Maro the Magician” poster collection. The exhibit will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 4 p.m., magician Chris Linn will present a high-energy magic show filled with comedy, off-beat magic stunts, unique effects, and plenty of audience participation...
Publ.Date : 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magic Weekend in Waynesboro: A weekend of 'wonder' - Augusta Free Press
That sense of wonder that you had as a kid when you saw your first magic trick – that’s what Steve Pittella is going for. “As we grow older, that wonder kind of drifts away. My catch-phrase is, Remember the wonder,” said Pittella, one of the magicians on the bill for the Magic Weekend in Waynesboro...
Publ.Date : 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Like father, like son - Blackpool Gazette
Comedian and magician Martin Daniels – son of illusionist and trickster Paul Daniels – will be appearing on Saturday September 29 and again at half term on October 27 with BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Andi Mac and tribute act Beatlemania in the show Should It Be Magic. Martin has always been involved in showbusiness – helping his father Paul on engagements, working behind the scenes and organizing props...
Publ.Date : 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Use the Force: How Magicians Can Control Your Decisions - Discover Magazine
This elementary ruse is known as a force. (Try starting with another number and you’ll see why it’s a force.) A force is a way to control a spectator’s selection, be it of a card, number, word, letter—just about anything—and it’s one of the most powerful weapons in magic. There are hundreds of methods. (See for instance, 202 Methods of Forcing, by the great mentalist Ted Annemann.) Forcing gets way more sophisticated, but the basic idea is always the same.
Publ.Date : 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Justin Bieber hires David Blaine for 'Believe' tour - Digital Spy
Justin Bieber has revealed that magician David Blaine is working on the singer's new tour. The popstar is currently rehearsing hard ahead of his 'Believe' tour, which kicks off in the US later this month. Speaking to Metro, Bieber revealed that he has been receiving help with preparations from an unlikely source. "I'm looking forward to my tour, it's going to be really crazy. We have David Blaine working on it," he said.
Publ.Date : 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Robbinsville magician performs for celebrities during Las Vegas... - The Central Jersey Sun
Robbinsville resident Matt Schick loved watching magic shows as a kid, but never imagined that one day he would be performing magic at the famous Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas in front of movie stars. Schick’s interest in magic began at a young age....
Publ.Date : 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

World-famous magician to mystify Atlantans -
When he was 6, Steve Cohen became fascinated with magic. “I have a great uncle [Nat Zuckerman] born in 1901, and when he was a boy, he had a chance to see Harry Houdini,” Cohen, of New York, said. “He was so inspired by having seen him, he wanted to learn magic himself, so he went to a library and got a magic book and learned tricks on his own.”
Publ.Date : 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Dade City Realtor conjures up magic act for diners -
hen Keith "The Magic Man" Fleming pops up tableside at your favorite restaurant, he's already read you. Who's approachable? Who's not?  "Audiences have different tastes in food, music and comedy," Fleming said. "But just about everybody is fascinated by magic tricks.".
Publ.Date : 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Lawayne Turner - a magician by chance - Jamaica Gleaner
"EACH MAGIC I see, I know the trick in it at that time," Lawayne Turner told The Gleaner in a recent interview at his home in Spanish Town, St Catherine. He was talking about the time when he was about eight years old that he saw a magician doing some tricks at Coney Park, then located along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine. He told his father - a popular comedian named Sammy Question - who had taken him there, that he could do the tricks too. His father scoffed at him, but the younger Turner insisted....
Publ.Date : 15 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

For the love of magic - Sun.Star
It so happened that the convention of the Asian Magic Association is being hosted by Davao City. It started last Friday, September 14 and will culminate on Monday, September 17. "The annual AMA convention is the only program in Asia that brings all magicians together once a year to share magical ideas to one another," said a statement released during the press conference Friday. The gathering of magicians that Philippines is currently hosting is the ninth. The first AMA convention was held in 2004 in Shenzhen, China, which hosted again in 2006. Bangkok, Thailand was host two times: in 2005 and 2008. Magicians also convened in HongKong twice: in 2007 and last year. The remaining two venues were Jong So, China in 2009 and Toba, Japan in 2010....
Publ.Date : 15 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700


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