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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 22-28, 2012-

Magic show is latest cooperative outreach project for Episcopal ... - Buffalo News
Magician Mike Hilburger will perform at 6 p.m. today in the second program of a Sunday Cabaret series offered as part of a new partnership among Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and churches in Niagara County...
Publ.Date : 21 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Obit: 'Elgas the Wizard' performed at North Pole
Bob Elgas, known in the Pikes Peak region in the 1970s as Elgas the Wizard, died Sunday in a hospice facility in Las Vegas, Nev., according to his former wife Carrie Long. The longtime magician was 83 and had been hospitalized since late spring after having respiratory problems, Long said. “People who were into magic would flock to see him,” Long said. “He did stage magic, like floating a girl in the air and then he’d cut her in half.”...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:55:08 -0700

Houdini Museum boasts great escapist fun - New York Daily News
Leave it to legendary magician Harry Houdini to make a museum suddenly appear in a midtown magic shop 86 years after his death. The Houdini Museum of New York opens Tuesday in the Fantasma Magic Shop across from Penn Station, boasting more than 200 items, including the magician’s metamorphosis trunk.
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Family finds the magic - Danville Commercial News
Their common interests of magic and music find Christopher Bontjes and his family spending a lot of time together. “We all have a great time sharing our common passions,” Christopher said. Other family members include his wife, Julie, and their children, John, 15, and Jill, 13.
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Lowcountry illusionists celebrate National Magic Week - Bluffton Today
Gary Maurer and Fred Reisz, president of the 10-year-old Society of Lowcountry Magicians, earned proclamations from county and city governments in Beaufort recognizing National Magic Week, which starts Thursday with a sold-out show at Sea Pines Community Center celebrating what many insiders consider a performance art form...
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Samantha's Picks: Do you believe in magic? - The Daily News Journal
You won’t believe your eyes when the Middle Tennessee Magic Club, Ring 252 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, presents “The Fall Festival of Magic 2012.” The show raises funds for the magic club as well as the arts center...
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Houdini Museum boasts great escapist fun - New York Daily News
Leave it to legendary magician Harry Houdini to make a museum suddenly appear in a midtown magic shop 86 years after his death. The Houdini Museum of New York opens Tuesday in the Fantasma Magic Shop across from Penn Station, boasting more than 200 items, including the magician’s metamorphosis trunk.
Publ.Date : 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Mathematician, magician to give lectures as Green Honors ... - TCU 360
Arthur Benjamin, a mathematician and magician, is this year’s 2012 Green Honors Professor Chair and will give a series of lectures on fun ways to do math through Oct. 25.
The Green Honors Chair, according to associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics, George Gilbert, rotates among departments....
Publ.Date : 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Gazette.Net: Magician performs Halloween show for kids in Germantown and Upper Marlboro
Magician Joe Romano soon will be returning to the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown with something special in his bag for Halloween. “It’s a trick with Dracula’s teeth that will be new with this performance,” says Romano, who will perform a show written just for BlackRock on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:45:41 -0700

Magician pranks onlookers with "head drop"
Looking for a good way to scare the living daylights out of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters? May we suggest following this magician's cue, and try a good old fashioned prank. The magician, Rich Ferguson, took to the streets of San Luis Obispo, California, determined to terrify. He succeeded. Upon seeing his head-drop trick, unsuspecting onlookers screamed, gawked, and, in a few cases, ran away in terror. See, it's funny because it didn't happen to us.
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:57:32 -0700

Dallas and Co.'s Man of Magic - Daily Illini
The year was 1976. It was not only the bicentennial of our country, but it was also the 50th anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death. Suspended off the biggest building in Champaign, 21 stories off the ground was Andy Dallas, performing his first major escape act. The roads were closed off, an almost electric energy permeated through the air, and 4,000 eager faces looked up at the man hanging upside down in a straightjacket, anticipating the shock of a lifetime. As Dallas swiftly loosened himself out of the straightjacket, the spectators were not disappointed.
Publ.Date : 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Hey Presto! Magician Dynamo Is First Choice For One Direction Tour -
It looks as though One Direction want to shake up the tired old pop concert formula for their first world tour. The British boy band are reportedly hoping to have the magician Dynamo as their opening act, to make sure that their live shows really have the ‘wow’ factor. And it looks as though the band are really wanting to take control of their career and have told Simon Cowell that they want the final say on everything that happens on the tour....
Publ.Date : 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

That One Time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Punked Houdini With ... -io9
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle went to a meeting of the Society of American Magicians at the Hotel McAlpin in New York City On June 3, 1922 to present a wonder to the gathered illusionists — including his friend and society chairman, Harry Houdini. He prefaced his display by saying he was going to show the waiting magicians extinct creatures that were "psychic" and "preternatural"...
Publ.Date : 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Haunted Chicago -
On Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m., the Museum will host, Abracadabra! A Night of Magic. During this night of mysterious magic visitors will marvel at fully staged performances by Suzanne the Magician and David Kovac the Modern-Day Vaudevillian. Suzanne the Magician is the first woman magician ever to be nominated and to win the Magic Castle’s and The Academy of Magical Arts’ Close up Magician of the Year for 2010.
Publ.Date : 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

PHOTO: One Direction's Liam Payne Works His Magic -
He's not the first otherwise-qualified celebrity to show off with a few magic tricks — just ask Neil Patrick Harris — but young One Direction star Liam Payne still wowed attendees outside the Funky Buddha nightclub in London when he threw out a few card tricks with some fellow magicians....
Publ.Date : 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Govt must protect the art of magic, says Jadugar Anand - Times of India
Despite multiple avenues for entertainment, the centuries-old magic still enthrals the public. Not only are magic shows continuing to draw a sizeable crowd, there are many youngsters eager to learn the art. "There is an absolute shortage of expert magicians and schools to teach magic," says Jadugar Anand, a renowned magician...
Publ.Date : 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Illusionist Brad Ross performs at Centenary on Nov. 3 - Warren Reporter
The award-winning illusionist Brad Ross will perform on the Centenary Stage on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown. Ross is an international star illusionist who combines magic, illusion, theatrics, comedy, and fun into a family-friendly experience for kids, parents and grandparents.
Publ.Date : 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Jewish escape artist Houdini lives on each Halloween - Cleveland Jewish News
Born Erik Weisz to Austro-Hungarian Jews, Houdini was arguably the greatest escape artist ever. Magic enthusiasts from around the globe gather annually in a predetermined city to celebrate Houdini. Since Houdini died on October 31, 1926, the gathering takes place on Halloween. This year enthusiasts picked Fort Worth, Texas for a celebration that includes an effort to contact Houdini during a séance...
Publ.Date : 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Five Questions: Magician/Illusionist David Caserta discusses his... - The Express Times
David Caserta is more than a little familiar with Easton's State Theatre. The magician/illusionist has not only performed at the historic venue numerous times, he's levitated off its marquee. Caserta brings his family-friendly "Haunted Illusions" show back to the theater today for two performance at 3 and 7 o'clock...
Publ.Date : 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Plymouth magician wins national contest - This is Plymouth
LIFE'S just magic for talented teenager Alex Hansford who's won a national conjuring competition – and now plans to disappear around the world. The 18-year-old, from Stoke, picked up the coveted Rovi Trophy at the International Brotherhood of Magicians' British Convention...
Publ.Date : 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700


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