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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 8-14, 2012-

Discovery to Premiere Nine-Part Series BREAKING MAGIC, 11/11 - Broadway World
Get ready to learn the chemistry, physics and biology powering the world's greatest illusions. The new nine-part series comprised of 30-minute episodes, BREAKING MAGIC, premieres on Sunday, November 11th at 10PM on Discovery... Magicians include: Wayne Houchin (United States of America), Ben Hanlin (United Kingdom), James Galea (Australia), and Billy Kidd (Canada).
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Oct 2012 06:50:44 -0700

Magician David Blaine unplugs after high-voltage NYC stunt
The thrill-seeking magician came down Monday evening from the 20-foot-high (6-meter) perch on a New York pier where he spent the past 72 hours standing inside an artificial lightning storm generated by seven high-voltage, low-current Tesla coils. The 39-year-old performer said the electrifying performance would be his last endurance stunt...
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Oct 2012 06:50:44 -0700

Magician amazes European Tour stars
Magician DMC amazes stars on the European Tour, including Ryder Cup skipper Jose Maria Olazabal, with a bewildering array of tricks, some golf-related, some not.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:42:31 -0700

Medford resident Jim Rainho honored with highest magician's award - Wicked Local
It’s been a banner year for Medford magician Jim Rainho. In July, he was inducted into the Order of Merlin Excalibur, the highest degree of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, issued at the organization’s annual convention in Norfolk, Va. Due to prior commitments, Rainho was unable to attend the convention, but was presented with the award by Andrew Inglese, the president of the local IBM Ring.
Publ.Date : 9 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician/Illusionist David Caserta Haunts Easton's State Theatre - Broadway World
Haunted Illusions is an evening of mind-blowing magic and comedy that gets the whole audience into the act. Master illusionist David Caserta has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing in illusions that have been created just for this show. Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other...
Publ.Date : 9 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Words With Friends Addicts, Meet Your New Favorite Magician - Vulture
During a late-May performance at Soho House, magician David Kwong, 32, held up a deck of cards and asked a woman in the audience to pick one and keep the suit and number to herself. While the average magician might then reach for a sword, rabbit, or flash pot to further his trick, Kwong instead unveiled a poster-size piece of paper covered with a blank crossword puzzle grid...
Publ.Date : 9 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Master of Illusion - Postnoon
Magic has come a long way since Harry Houdini first crawled inside a custom-made milk jug. Today, you have magicians going under road rollers, burying themselves alive or being encased in ice. The tricks are getting more and more unbelievable. Take illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine, for example; he has just finished a 72-hour stunt which has been titled “Electrified: 1 Million Volts Always On”. If this isn’t electrifying enough, we list some magicians who charmed the world with their tricks...
Publ.Date : 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Spooky new Renegade Theater production makes use of custom - Duluth News Tribune
Renegade Theater Company’s original production “Ghost Light,” written by Andy Bennett, is a suspense-horror play that incorporates custom-made tricks by Twin Cities-based illusionist Sean Phillips. There will be disappearing acts, empty boxes will become filled and props will move without provocation...
Publ.Date : 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Fanwood resident's Fanny Wood Day performance is 'magical' - Suburban News
At the age of 20, magician Matthew Sawchuk of Fanwood, has always thought ‘outside the box’ or in this case, a locked wooden trunk. Matthew performed one of his big tricks at Fanny Wood Day held on Sept. 30. He was handcuffed, chained, secured in a canvas mailbag and locked in a wooden trunk which was on display and fully examinable throughout the day where he escaped in record time.
Publ.Date : 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Slideshow: Travel through History with 5 Magical Objects - Travel News
If you think all magic tricks involve either a deck of cards or complex David Blaine engineering, guess again. In just one week, magician Steve Cohen‘s Lost Magic: Decoded will air on the History Channel–set your DVR for 9 pm ET on October 18. The show, which Peter co-executive produced, won’t only show you amazing tricks, but also stories and the histories behind those famous feats. And it all comes down to a series of simple objects. Read on to see how a bullet, a box and some rope created some of the world’s most famous illusions...
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician's next trick: Create hit on reality TV - Las Vegas Review
Nathan Burton closed his Flamingo show last week after nearly five years there, and reopened at the Saxe Theater on Tuesday. It replaces Michael Turco's "Magic and Mayhem," which also closed last week after receiving its notice. The Saxe Theater is independently operated by producer David Saxe, while the Flamingo is part of Caesars Entertainment Corp., which has more layers of approval for TV filming. The Flamingo showroom also has a collective bargaining agreement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which could drive up the costs of filming; reality TV has a high ratio of footage shot to footage used in the final product...
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Nathan Burton, Michael Turco reappear after disappearing act in tangle - Las Vegas Sun
It was musical chairs for dueling magicians Nathan Burton and Michael Turco, and at first it also looked like it would be magic wands at dawn! Plans for Nathan to film his upcoming reality TV series at his Flamingo afternoon theater performances hit a snag in rules and regulations. Then Michael, who was in the same afternoon time slot with his “Magic & Mayhem” at Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, ran into his own problems. Theater owner David Saxe explained: “We had tried to solve some of the economic problems with concessions and gave him time to correct some of the defaults in the lease.”...
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Chat to magician Dynamo in LIVE Sun webchat on Thursday - The Sun
DYNAMO has dazzled some of the planet’s biggest celebrities including Wayne Rooney, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Chris Martin with his jaw-dropping performances. But now the pint-sized magician and TV sensation has his sights set on casting a spell on YOU in a LIVE webchat. The Bradford-born star - real name Steven Frayne - is coming into The Sun offices next Thursday at 12 noon to answer your questions...
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Spotswood students learn to make bullying disappear - East Brunswick Sentinel
Magician Jeff Blum had nothing up his sleeves but positive thinking and important life lessons for students at Memorial Middle School. Blum’s show, “Respect Magic,” awed students while informing them about the importance of self-esteem, teamwork and respecting others, while kicking off the school’s Week of Respect.
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician John Calvert, 101, performs at Oakland's Bjornson Hall - News in photos
Magician John Calvert, 101, performed at Bjornson Hall in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2012. Calvert, 101, still travels, lectures and performs around the country with his wife and assistant Tammy Calvert. He was a former actor, pilot and sailor and has performed on stages worldwide for eight decades....
Publ.Date : 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700


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