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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 15-21, 2012-

Magician's family will make TV show fun - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Nathan Burton's magic show? It's solid. But when I heard Burton is closing the deal on a reality TV show? "That's the real show," I thought. And I'm sure a lot of others did, too. Burton, his sister Emily and his mother, Nancy, are great people, fun to be around and well-loved in the entertainment community. It's no stretch to say the good will they generate with ticket vendors is a big part of the magic show's success. I try to avoid reality TV, so this may be an old epiphany for some. But the potential of this show proposed as "Family Magic," was a moment of realization for me: Not only is the inside story of how a Vegas show operates at least as interesting as the show itself, but it is no longer necessary to separate them....
Publ.Date : 14 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

“Anna Karenina” helmer mulls famous stuntman Harry Houdini biopic - PanARMENIAN.Net
The film, which would adapt William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s fascinating and well-researched book The Secret Life Of Houdini, follows a big chunk of the man’s life and makes some interesting claims, including the claim that he worked as an intelligence agent during his travels in Germany, long before the formal creation of the CIA or MI6.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Steve's big trick goes global
HE’S escaped being burned at the stake in King John’s Castle, wriggling out of 100 feet of rope and padlocks in just over 40 seconds to avoid being broiled in a burning bath. But Coonagh magician, Steve Spade was nervous being filmed for a US Travel channel. ‘It goes to 98 million homes in the US and 97 million others in English speaking countries. Let’s just say I was nervous,” said Steve (27)....
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 05:15:08 -0700

Magician shares creativity over breakfast in La Grange - The Doings La Grange
Frank Alletto, who teaches accelerated English and creative writing at Lyons Township High School, performs magic between noon and 2 p.m every other Saturday at Blueberry Hill. The day we went there, ours wasn’t the only table with people shrieking in between bites of eggs and pumpkin pancakes, amazed at Alletto’s sleight of hand. Indeed, as Alletto went around the room, you could hear patrons gasp, laugh and, later ask, “How did he DO that?”..
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Weeklong magic fest to begin today - Times of India
World-class magic and Indian street magic are going be part of this Dasara. In the seven-day magical festival, magicians from Magic Academy (Bangalore) will present the show, complete with grandeur, mystery and amazement....
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician David Copperfield: Every Five Minutes of My Act Takes - Vanity Fair
D.C. Each five-minute piece you now see in my show takes two years from idea to execution. That is why when someone else steals my creations it is very painful to deal with....
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Now You See It: Tales of Amazing Illusions
Steve Cohen, who is known as the Millionaires’ Magician for his magic show at the Waldorf-Astoria, sets out to run down four illusions from the distant past. The idea isn’t to reveal how they were done but to see if they actually can be done or were really just embellished legends. Along the way Mr. Cohen finds some of history’s odder true stories and throws in a few bits from his parlor show.
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician hopes to make funds appear for North Star
Earlier this year, magician Kevin Barnes treated the North Star Community Services clients to a magic show they won't soon forget. What was supposed to be a short show for about 20 people turned into a production for nearly 100.
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:30:00 -0700

See the 'Millionaires' Magician' travel for tricks - USA TODAY
Steve Cohen thinks the show will appeal to travel and history buffs as well as lovers of magic.It takes viewers to exotic places and is "about giving respect to magic," which he says is "not just a guy walking out and doing tricks." ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Magician performs 'Haunted Cabaret' in Sparta
The very next day, the teen joined his junior high magic club and today, 52-year-old Joe Garsetti has transformed Sparta's old firehouse into a performing arts theater with a little more than a wave of a wand. The professional magician and illusionist will host a series of Halloween-themed magic shows in the new facility, Sparta Avenue Theater, beginning Saturday.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:02:23 -0700

Comedian magician Bruce McKenzie Johnson comes to the The ... - Conway Daily Sun
Johnson is a magician, comedian, pickpocket and escape artist. His show is a winning combination of comedy, audience participation and mind boggling magic. For 15 years, Johnson toured the world as one of the best comedy magicians around. He was chosen as a Gold Medal Finalist by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. After seeing Johnson perform at the Saenger Performing Arts Center in New Orleans, David Copperfield, the greatest illusionist of our time, said, "The audience loved you."..
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Sausage Magic! 20 Ridiculous Highlights From Old Magicians ... - Village Voice (blog)
The rare performers once welcome at both night clubs and kids' birthday parties, professional magicians -- like traveling salesmen or novelists not specializing in Swedish murders -- today find themselves facing a dispiriting truth: That their time of cultural prominence is not at all like some endless, ribbon-like hanky pulled and pulled from the great fist of creation. No, that time of prominence has ended, making life ever tougher for those dedicated to hocus and/or pocus. Whither the world of secretive illusion, of doves up the sleeve, of audiences eager to be tricked, of distracting patter about women drivers? Sadly, that world is gone....
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Dover magician performs Halloween magic show
Magician Scott Morley will perform a fun and spooky Halloween magic show at the Dover Little Theatre on Saturday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:48:13 -0700

Magician gives students a dose of fun, character - Aiken Standard
More than 500 children at Jefferson Elementary School squealed with delight, laughed and stared wide-eyed in amazement as Scott Humston performed magic tricks in the school gymnasium. They didn’t know it, but they were also getting a lesson in character...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

A razor-sharp barber, keen on magic - Chicago Tribune
During a year in private school in Mexico, Juarez learned card tricks from an older student, and the next year came to Chicago to live with his parents and a brother and sister on the West Side, across the street from the now-shuttered Brach's Candy factory, where his father would work for nearly five decades...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Flint conjurors: Who says you can't teach a young magician old tricks? - The Flint Journal
The first time Justin Green went to the bar he was 16. How did he pull it off? Magic. “I perform magic as a job,” the 20-year-old Lapeer man said. Green specializes in what’s known as close-up magic, with tricks and illusions designed for small, intimate audiences.
Publ.Date : 20 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Members enjoy laughs, sense of wonder at fast-growing Boca Raton ... - Sun-Sentinel
Even in an age when keystrokes on a computer can be virtual strides across the globe, old-fashioned sleight-of-hand is making a Boca Raton magic club the fastest-growing of its kind in the world....
Publ.Date : 20 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

 

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