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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 24-30, 2012-

City bids farewell to master magician - Indian Express
People in large numbers paid homage to renowned magician K Lal who was cremated here on Monday. Among others, magicians from Delhi, Udaipur and Gujarat reached his residence this morning and paid their last respects to the master illusionist...
Publ.Date : 24 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Legendary magician K Lal is no more - Daily News & Analysis
The curtains fell, once and for all, on the life of a magician who mesmerised the young and old alike for over 60 years. Kantilal Girdharilal Vora, better known as K Lal, died at 6:40 am on Sunday at his home in Ahmedabad. The 88-year-old magician, who was battling cancer, perhaps had an inkling that the show was about to end. That could explain why he had insisted that he be shifted from SAL Hospital, where he was undergoing radiation treatment, to his home on Ashram Road...
Publ.Date : 24 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician David Blaine Planning 'Electrified' Stunt in New York (Video) - Hollywood Reporter
A trailer for the stunt, which will be streamed live, shows the daredevil wearing a futuristic-looking bodysuit in between two conductors. Magician-daredevil David Blaine is ready to shock people. Blaine is returning to New York on Oct. 5 for a three-day, three-night stunt called Electrified: One Million Volts Always On. It will be streamed live.
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:50:50 -0700

'A little wonder, even for a moment' - Maple Ridge News
We have no idea how you got the card!, yells Penn Jillette, the famous illusionist as the audience loudly applauds the magician on stage who fooled him. Jillette and his mute fellow magician Teller are clearly flummoxed. Grinning from ear to ear, Shawn Farquhar is thrilled. He has stumped the duo on their T.V. show....
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magic Weekend in Waynesboro - Augusta Free Press
WTA’s Gateway will host a congress of magicians for a weekend of magic in Downtown Waynesboro. The September 28-30th weekend will feature three performances at WTA’s Gateway, two magic classes, and seven performances at downtown restaurants and local venues...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

American Museum of Magic still a wonder to its director - Battle Creek Enquirer
Jeff Taylor knows, but he's not telling. “The only thing I haven't liked (about working with magical artifacts) is when you figure out how something works; it takes away that sense of wonder,” said Taylor, director of the American Museum of Magic. The museum, located at 107 E. Michigan Ave., is a narrow two-level section in a strip of stores in downtown Marshall, with walls lined with magicians' promotional posters and magic relics from bygone eras.
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Dynamo: I used magic on two brothers who bullied me at school - The Sun
For this is no ordinary 8st chap but Dynamo the magician, who is fast becoming the world’s biggest name in trickery and grand illusions. He rubs shoulders with Brad Pitt and Tinie Tempah and has dazzled some of the planet’s biggest celebrities with his jaw-dropping performances. He has walked on the Thames while barely getting his feet wet and made Lindsay Lohan levitate off a stool...
Publ.Date : 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician, jack of all trades to perform - Daily Eastern News
Some performers only stick to one trick of the trade, but John Cassidy does more than one thing on stage. He tells jokes, makes balloon animals and performs magic tricks, and his multiple talents caught the attention of Danny Turano, the University Board chairpersom.
Publ.Date : 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

David Copperfield discusses hospitalization, brush with death and - Las Vegas Sun
While I loved doing magic -- and magic, for some reason, came easy for me -- my real passion was everything I saw in the movies and on Broadway. I loved the way it felt, being moved by the cinema and the theater. I thought, “I need to combine the two.” I really wanted to be Gene Kelly. I also wanted to be Frank Sinatra. I don’t think I succeeded, but at least that gave me a direction to go in. I really wanted to tell stories and take the audience on a journey, and not have any stereotypical magic items in hand. I really wanted to find a way of combining magic with all of these other things I loved, and I wanted a name that didn’t end in “ini” or “the great.” A friend (Barry Cunningham) suggested David Copperfield. With 20/20 hindsight, I probably would have chosen something more original. Now, I have to share with Dickens. It all worked out OK, but if I had done it differently, I wouldn’t have to Google myself and also find Charles Dickens’ amazing work...
Publ.Date : 28 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Winnipeg magician wins Merlin
A prestigious award from the world’s largest magic organization has materialized for famed Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson. Gunnarson has become the first performer of his kind to be given a Merlin--the highest honour bestowed by the New York-based International Society of Magicians.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:44:26 -0700

Magician wows Harbour Arts Centre
Michael Neto wowed an intimate Irvine crowd with his award-winning magic show last weekend. The Scottish Close-up Magic Champion for four consecutive years brought an evening of trickery and disbelief to the Harbour Arts Centre on Saturday, September 22 as part of his Up-Close shows.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:44:29 -0700

Magician out on streets - This is South Wales
Part of the magic, of course, is the patter. Brian Bence of Grottoes showed just that, doing some close-up magic to kick off the Blue Ridge Magicians’ Magic Weekend in Waynesboro on Friday. The trick itself was a twist on the classic “pick a card, any card.”..
Publ.Date : 28 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

World-famous magician Steven Frayne - brought up in Delph Hill - Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Dynamania hit Bradford as one of the world’s most in-demand street magicians came home to meet his fans. Dynamo – real name Steven Frayne – grew up in Delph Hill but is now known across the globe for his stunning big-scale illusions and feats of close-up magic....
Publ.Date : 29 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700

The Magic Apple: Magic on the Second Floor -
On Tuesday, Heidi and I decided to pay our first visit to the Magic Apple, “The Magic Store on the Second Floor.” We’ve been meaning to do it for a long time, certain that we would find something special behind its doors. We did. There are all kinds of fun stuff to buy here: rubber chickens, trick card decks, magic wands in bulk (65 cents apiece), velvet top hats, fake vomit, “Smoke In A Can.” But the real treasures are the magicians who hang out here. On this particular day, we met card magician Howard Hamburg and Leo Kostka, the resident medium at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, who conducts séances at the legendary magic club. ...
Publ.Date : 29 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700


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